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MAY

  • The Hidden Queen by Alma Alexander. 0060765704 AvonEos fantasy pb $6.99. First of an epic fantasy duology about a hidden queen who must fight to reclaim her birthright.
  • Cowl by Neal Asher. 0765314207 Tor SF hb $24.95. Excellent space opera in the current British mode. Powerful and over the top and well worth reading.
  • The Book Without Words: A Fable of Medieval Magic by Avi. 0786608292 Hyperion YA fantasy hb $15.99. Set in medieval England and rish with mystery and atmosphere, this is a thought provoking fable about life and death, greed and betrayal, magic and secrets.
  • Mercury by Ben Bova. 0765304120 Tor SF hb $24.95. Part of Bova's Grand Tour of the Solar System utilizing the current science for day after tomorrow adventure.
  • Dead Beat: a Novel of the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. 0451460278 Roc Fantasy hb. $23.95. Seventh investigation in the best noir mystery contemporary fantasy series. First time in hardback.
  • Heartwood by Barbara Campbell. 0756402905 Daw Fantasy pb $6.99. Debut fantasy novel. Year after year, for as long as Darak's people could remember, the battle of the Oak and the Holly had taken place, bringing an end to Winter and the rebirth of Spring. But this year the battle went wrong as Darak's brother became possessed by the spirit of the Holly. To free him, Darak must undertake a quest to restore the very balance of nature.
  • The Abandoned by Douglas Clegg. 0843954108 Leisure Horror pb $6.99. Continuation of the Harrow House series.
  • Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer. 0786852895 Hyperion YA fantasy $16.95. Criminal mastermind Artemis Fawl is back and so is his brilliant and dangerous enemy, Opal Koboi.
  • The Innocent by Harlan Coben. 0525948740 Dutton Mystery hb. $25.95. Latest gripping thriller from the author of Just One Look and Tell No One.
  • The Closers by Michael Connelly. 0316734942 Little, Brown Mystery hb. $26.95. The latest thriller with LA Police Detective Harry Bosch. Now working cold cases, Bosch again finds himself at odds with the higher-ups in LAPD.
  • Whispering Nickel Idols by Glen Cook. 0451459741 Roc Fantasy pb original $6.99. In TunFaire, a city of gorgeous women, powerful sorcerers and dangerous magic, the beautiful, criminally insane daughter of a comatose crime boss has some lascivious designs on private investigator Garrett-who now has to figure out why everyone is suddenly after him.
  • The God Particle by Richard Cox. 0345462858 DelRey Fantasy tpb $13.95. When a devastating accident during a trip to Switzerland leaves Steve with extraordinary mental powers, he seeks out the lead physicist on a project seeking the Higgs boson, the so-called God Particle, for help only to find themselves up against a mysterious dark force.
  • The Naming by Allison Croggan. 0763626392 Candlewick YA Fantasy hb $17.99. Maerad is a slave in a desperate and unforgiving settlement, taken there as a child when her family is destroyed in war. She doesn't yet know she has inherited a powerful gift, one that marks her as a member of the noble School of Pellinor and enables her to see the world as no other can.
  • The Right Madness by James Crumley. 0670034061 Viking Mystery hb. $24.95. Crumley brings back C.W. Sughrue from his early novel The Last Good Kiss, for another bender through the dark bars of the the West.
  • The Jaguar and the Wolf by Leah Cutter. 045146026X Roc Fantasy pb original $6.99. When a Viking ship misses North America and drifts ashore in an ancient Mayan city, two cultures collide. The warrior Tyrthbrand and the high priestess Lady Two Bird must form an unlikely alliance to fight for their very lives. And as the clouds of war cover the earth, the Viking and Mayan gods are thrown into an ethereal conflict that could threaten the foundations of both Heavens and the Underworld.
  • Migration by Julie Czerneda. 0756402603 DAW SF hb $24.95. Second in her new Species Imperative Series.
  • Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow. 0765312786 Tor SF hc $24.95. Like his first two novels this is wildly imaginative, constantly whipsawing us between the preposterous, the amazing, and the deeply felt.
  • Darkwitch Rising by Sara Douglass. 0765305429 Tor Fantasy hb $27.95. The third title in Sara Douglass's compelling Troy Game series, a riveting historical fantasy series of love and revenge set against the very fabric of time itself.
  • By These Ten Bones by Clare B. Dunkle. 0805074961 Holt YA Fantasy hb $16.95. There's hidden places all over this land-old, old places. Places with a chain for them to chain up the wolf when it's time. A bone-chilling tale of werewolves and love, set in medieval Scotland.
  • George Alec Effinger Live! From Planet Earth by George Alec Effinger. 1930846320 Golden Gryphon Press SF hc $25.95. Collection of stories from the late, great Effinger.
  • River of Wars by Eric Flint. 0345465679 DelRey SF hb $25.95. Alternate history sf novel of the American frontier.
  • Delectable Mountains by Earlene Fowler. 0425202496 Berkley Prime Crime hb $23.95. Twelfth in this bestselling quilting mystery series. Fowler is a Guest of Honor for Austin's new mystery convention, ConMisterio, this July.
  • The Jane Austin Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler 0452286530 Plume tpb. Associational literary novel from the acclaimed author of Sarah Canary. Now in paperback.
  • Mirrormask by Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean. 0060798750 HarperCollins/Morrow Fantasy hc $34.95. The illustrated screenplay of the film from Jim Henson Studios. Going to be cooool.
  • Gravity Wells by James Alan Gardner. 0060087706 AvonEos SF trade pb $15.95. Author's first short story collection. Includes several nominated for various awards.
  • A Sundial in a Grave: 1610 by Mary Gentle. 0380820412 Perennial SF trade pb. $14.95. Finally published in the US. A sweeping alternate history novel of Henry IV of France and seeds of the Thirty Years War.
  • Hammerjack by Marc D. Giller. 0553383310 Bantam Spectra SF trade pb $12.00. A former hacker assigned to track down clandestine information traffickers becomes caught in the middle between ‘The Collective's' efforts to build a biological supercomputer and an antitechnology group waging war on ‘The Collective.'
  • Maiden, Matron and Crone edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Kerrie Hughes. 0756402840 Daw Fantasy pb $6.99. Thirteen stories about the Triple Goddess [or 3 Fates] represented in various cultures, religions and mythologies. Includes stories by Charles de Lint and Tanya Huff.
  • Dead As A Doornail by Charlaine Harris. 0441012795 Ace Fantasy hb. $22.95. Fifth adventure of Sookie Stackhouse and the vampires of Louisiana.
  • Gossamyr by Michele Hauf. 037380220X Luna tpb $13.95. Paranormal fantasy romance.
  • Mission To Minerva by James P. Hogan. 0743499026 Baen SF hb $26.00. Parallel universes and archeology in this hard sf novel.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer™: Keep Me In Mind by Nancy Holder. 0689869868 Pocket pb $6.99. A choose your own path adventure with over two dozen possible endings.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer™: Queen of the Slayers by Nancy Holder. 1416902414 Simon Spotlight Horror pb $9.99. With the closing of the Hellmouth and the potential awakening of hundreds of would be slayers, Buffy thinks she has earned a normal life, but the forces of darkness naturally disagree.
  • The Black Stranger and Other American Tales by Robert E. Howard. 0803273533 tpb $17.95 and 0803224214 hb $35.00 University of Nebraska Press. Powerful collection of heroic fantasy and horror tales including “Pigeons From Hell” and “Black Canaan.” Part of an extensive reissue of the work of Howard leading into his Centennial next year.
  • Boxing Stories by Robert E. Howard. 0803273525 tpb $17.95 and 0803224230 hb $35.00 University of Nebraska Press. Collection of 16 stories from the pulps showcasing Howard's love of boxing, including the completely restored version of “Iron Men”.
  • The End of the Trail: Western Stories by Robert E. Howard. 0803273568 tpb $17.95 and 0803224249 hb $35.00 University of Nebraska Press. A Collection of 12 stories of outlaws, gunmen, lawmen etc taken from the pulps.
  • Lord of Samarcand and Other Adventure Tales of the Old Orient by Robert E. Howard. 080327355X tpb $18.95 and 0803224222 hb $35.00 University of Nebraska Press. Collection of stories that originally appeared in the pulps, now appearing in authoritative versions based upon the surviving manuscripts.
  • The Riot of Bucksnort and Other Western Tales by Robert E. Howard. 0803273541 tpb $14.95 and 0803224257 hb $35.00 University of Nebraska Press. Collection of the Breckinridge Elkins stories and others taken from the pulps.
  • Bran Mak Morn: the Last King by Robert E. Howard. 0345461541 DelRey Fantasy tpb $15.95. Reissue of a collection originally published in a limited edition by Wandering Star. Contains the Gary Gianni artwork. Notable in that this version includes a newly found never before published story.
  • Master of the Moon by Angela Knight. 0425203573 Berkley Horror romance pb $6.99. Small town policewoman Diana London is a shape shifting werewolf on the track of a killer vampiress.
  • To Tame A Wolf by Susan Krinard. 0373770472 Harlequin Fantasy Romance pb $6.99. Pact with the devil and werewolf lust.
  • Freedom's Apprentice by Naomi Kritzer. 055358742 Bantam Spectra Fantasy original pb $6.99. Book 2 of the Dead Rivers Trilogy based around ancient Greek culture.
  • Sanctuary by Mercedes Lackey. 0756402468 Daw Fantasy hb $25.95. Third novel in her Dragon Jousters series.
  • The Demonologist by Michael Laimo. 0843955279 Leisure Horror pb $6.99. A man fights to keep his sanity while possessed by a demon in a plot to take over hell.
  • Child of a Rainless Year by Jane Lindskold. 0765309378 Tor Fantasy hb $25.95. Contemporary dark fantasy novel set in northern New Mexico.
  • The Book of Renfield: A Novel of Dracula by Tim Lucas. 0743243544 Touchstone horror tpb $14.00. A spin-off of Dracula from the point of view of insect eating scripture quoting Renfield.
  • Fire Me Up by Katie MacAlister. 0451214943 Signet Romance Fantasy pb $6.99. Aisling Grey, Guardian, from You Slay Me is back. This novice Keeper of the Gates To Hell travels to Budapest in this paranormal romance.
  • The House of Storms by Ian R. MacLeod. 0441012809 Ace Fantasy hb. $24.95. Followup to the brilliant Dickensian radical urban fantasy alternate history, The Light Ages.
  • Deerskin by Robin McKinley. 0441012396 Ace Fantasy tpb. $14.00. Reissue of this powerful young adult fantasy where nightmare and hope exist side by side.
  • A Connecticut Fashonista In King Arthur's Court by Marianne Mancusi. 0505526336 Loveswept SF pb $6.99. An outspoken modern fashion editor stumbles back in time to Camelot and falls in love with Lancelot.
  • Gil's All Fright Diner by A. Lee Martinez. 0765311437 Tor Horror hb $24.95. A rippingly wonderful novel, funny enough to wake the dead and gripping enough to captivate the living.
  • The Martian War by Gabriel Mesta. 0743446399 Pocket SF hb $23.00. What if H.G. Wells's War of the Worlds had a basis in fact? That's the premise of Mesta's high-spirited, heartfelt tribute, in which Wells, his second wife, Amy Catherine ("Jane") Robbins, and his inspiring biology professor, T.H. Huxley, join forces with other real Victorians and various characters from Wells's books to thwart the Martian invasion of Earth in 1894.
  • End In Fire by Syne Mitchell. 0451460332 Roc SF pb original $6.99. Astronaut Claire Logan is living her dream working on the space station Unity. But two days before her mission ends, Earth is engulfed in nuclear war. Stranded, helpless, and desperate to contact her family, Claire refuses to give up. But when the crippled Unity rescues a Chinese space station from certain death, Claire discovers that the war on Earth has come to space.
  • The Unhandsome Prince by John Moore. 0441012876 Ace Fantasy pb $6.99. Latest humorous fantasy novel from this Houston author and FACT member. Sometimes a frog is just a frog.
  • 47 by Walter Mosley. 0316110353 Little, Brown SF hb $16.99. His first book for young adults, he deftly weaves historical and speculative fiction about the nature of freedom.
  • The Artsy Smartsy Club by Daniel Pinkwater. HarperCollins YA hb $15.99. The remarkable kids of Looking for Bobowicz returns with an entirely new mystery to explore--art! Pinkwater is the most subversive teen writer in the world!
  • Elantris by Brandon Sanderson. 0765311771 Tor Fantasy hb $24.95. Surprisingly well done first novel. Original high concept and well thought out subplots on the intersection of religion and politics. Not the usual high fantasy. Well worth discovering.
  • Killers of the Dawn: Cirque Du Freak Book 9 by Darren Shan. 0316156264 Little, Brown Horror hb $15.99. Teen vampire series full of satisfying macabre touches.
  • Awaken Me Darkly by Gena Showalter. 074349749X Simon & Schuster Dark Fantasy tpb $12.00. When a number of ‘virile' humans are abducted, Mia Snow, a member of an elite police task force to stalk and kill otherworldly predators, discovers a powerful race of aliens with psychic talents are responsible and she must use her own psychic powers to end the terror.
  • Finders Keepers by Linnea Sinclair. 0553587986 Bantam Spectra SF pb $6.99. Captain Elliot hopes her luck has changed when a fighter ship crashes at her repair site but instead she discovers that someone very powerful wants her dead.
  • Enchanted, Inc. by Shanna Swendson. 0345481259 Berkley Paranormal romance tpb $12.95. Moving to The City to build a new life and career, a young woman finds her life becoming very strange as a series of odd things and odd creatures begin to happen around her and discovers herself taking a job for Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc.
  • The Spice Box by Lou Jane Temple. 0425200434 Berkley Prime Crime hb $21.95. First in a delicious new mystery series that takes readers on a cook's tour of kitchens through history.
  • The Crimson Sword by Eldon Thompson. 0060741503 AvonEos fantasy hb $24.95. Author's first novel. Magic, adventure and swordplay abound in this first volume in an imaginative new epic fantasy series.
  • Dark Moon Rising by James M. Thompson. 0786016167 Pinnacle Horror pb $5.99. Terrifying story of medical science gone wrong and werewolves.
  • The Enchanter Completed: A Tribute Anthology for L. Sprague de Camp edited by Harry Turtledove. 0743499042 Baen Fantasy pb $6.99. Original anthology of humorous fantasy in honor of the late De Camp. Includes stories from Poul Anderson, Fred Pohl, David Drake etc.
  • 78 Reasons Why Your Book Will Never Be Published by Pat Walsh. 0143035657 Penguin Reference tpb. $13.00. Blunt, practical, and laugh out loud funny guide filled with advice that may actually help someone get into print.
  • The Resurrected Man by Sean Williams. 1591023114 Pyr SF hb $25.00. First US edition of an Australian novel that portrays what society might actually result in after the introduction of a comercially available matter transporter.

PAPERBACK REPRINTS

  • Horizon Storms: Saga of Seven Worlds 3 by Kevin J. Anderson. 0446610593 Warner Aspect SF pb $6.99. Reprint.
  • The Skinner by Neal Asher. 0765350483 Tor SF pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • Weapons of Choice by John Birmingham. 034547137 Ballantine SF pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold. 0380818612 Eos fantasy pb $6.99. Finally in paperback; this was delayed to lead into The Hallowed Hunt which will appear in June.
  • Survival: Species Imperative Book 1 by Julie Czerneda. 0756402611 DAW SF pb $6.99. Reprint.
  • Sinner: Wayfarer Redemption Book 4 by Sara Douglass. 0765342782 Tor Fantasy pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • Dead To the World: A Southern Vampire novel by Charlaine Harris. 0441012183 Ace Fantasy pb $7.50. Reprint.
  • Mad Maudlin by Mercedes Lackey & Rosemary Edghill. 0743499050 Baen Fantasy pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • Sword of the White Rose by J. Ardian Lee. 044101223X Ace Fantasy pb $7.99. reprint.
  • The Light Ages by Ian R. MacLeod. 0441012744 Ace Fantasy pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • Gods and Androids by Andre Norton. 0743499115 Baen SF pb $6.99. Reprint of Android At Arms and Wraiths of Time.
  • Brimstone by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child. 0446612758 Warner Mystery pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • The Zenith Angle by Bruce Sterling. 0345468651 DelRey SF pb $6.99. Reprint.
  • Heaven by Ian Stewart & Jack Cohen. Warner Aspect SF pb $6.99. Reprint
  • The Family Trade by Charles Stross. 0765348217 Tor Fantasy $6.99. Reprint.

JUNE

  • Changer of Days by Alma Alexander. 0060765704 AvonEos fantasy pb $6.99. Thrilling conclusion to this epic fantasy duology.
  • Haunted by Kelley Armstrong. 0553587080 Bantam Spectra Dark Fantasy original pb $6.99. Thrilling new novel from the author of Industrial Magic has a rebellious-and formerly deceased-witch.
  • Meet the Thradons! by J.D. Austin. 0441012728 Ace SF pb $5.99. Sequel to Bobby's Girl has this other worldly lady taking Bobby to meet her parents.
  • The Forbidden: a Vampire Huntress Legend by L. A. Banks. 0312336225 Griffin Horror tpb original $14.95. Damali and her squad confront their ultimate nemesis in the evil persona of Lilith, the consort of the Un-Named One.
  • Soul Stealer by Martin Booth. 0316155918. Little, Brown YA Fantasy hb. $14.99. A modern day teen tale that merges past and present, alchemy and adventure, science and suspense. This is the sequel to Doctor Illuminatus [also available $14.00].
  • The Hallowed Hunt by Lois McMaster Bujold. 0060574623 AvonEos fantasy hb $24.95. Third epic fantasy in the world Bujold introduced in The Curse of Chalion. The use of middle aged women characters makes this an outstanding read.
  • Diary of a Fairy Godmother by Esm´e Raji Codell. 0786809655 Little, Brown Fantasy hb $14.99. This sassy twist on fairy tales is for girls who have not quite outgrown the magic of classic fantasy--and are open to unconventional happily-ever-afters.
  • Age of Conan Hyborean Adventures: Blood of Wolves by Loren L. Coleman. 0441012922 Ace Fantasy pb original $6.99. Howard's mythic Conan returns in the first of a new trilogy: Legends of Kern.
  • The Tyranny of Night by Glen Cook. 0765306840 Tor Fantasy hb $25.95. Beginning of a new series, apparently unconnected to the Black Company. Book one of The Instrumentalities of the Night.
  • Lord Byron's Novel: The Evening Land by John Crowley. 0060556587 Morrow SF hb $25.95. Secret history novel of a lost novel by Lord Byron, the daughter who tried to save it, and the scholar who discovered her secret. One of the best writers of our time.
  • Fantastic Four by Peter David. 1416509801 Pocket Star SF pb original $6.99. Based on the script for the life action movie featuring the Marvel Comic's classic heroes.
  • Rat Scabies and the Holy Grail by Christopher Dawes. 1560256788 Thunder's Mouth Fantasy tpb original $15.95. A modern day search for the Holy Grail plunges the investigators on a psychedelic globe trotting journey with Cathars, the Knights Templar, the Man in the Iron Mask, Tinagel and, of course, the Masons.
  • Embroidered Truths by Monica Ferris. 0425203018 Ace PrimeCrime hb. $22.95. Ninth investigation of full-time needlework shop owner and part time sleuth Betsy Devonshire.
  • The Tower of Ravens: Book One of Rhiannon's Ride by Kate Forsyth. 0451460324 Roc Fantasy pb $7.50. Author of the Eileanan series starts a new Celtic inspired trilogy.
  • Attack of the Jazz Giants and Other Stories by Gregory Frost. 1930846347 Golden Gryphon SF hb $25.95. Collection of 14 award nominated stories.
  • Grimm Memorials by R. Patrick Gates. 0786016981 Leisure Horror pb $6.50. For more than 50 years, Eleanor Grimm has been bewitching the parents and spiriting away the souls of their children.
  • The Tears of the Furies by Christopher Golden & Thomas Sniegoski. 0441012930 Ace Fantasy pb original $7.99. The second novel featuring the Menagerie.
  • Gateways edited by Martin H. Greenberg. 0756402859 DAW original SF pb $6.99. Original anthology offering gateways to worlds real or imagined by such writers as Gregory Benford and Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
  • Year's Best SF 10 edited by David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer. 0060575611 Eos SF pb $7.99. Reprint anthology of these editors selections for the best short stories of 2004.
  • Vampire Beach by Alexa Hayes. 1416508228 iBooks Horror pb $6.99. Small California coastal town in changed with the arrival of a 400 year old vampire and his entourage.
  • Ashes by H.R. Howland. 0425203530 Berkley Horror pb $6.99. An unimaginable evil has worked its way across the world in search of a kindred spirit.
  • A Presence In An Empty Room by Velda Johnson. 141650799X iBooks Horror pb $6.99. The ghost of the ex-wife haunts a newlywed in her new home.
  • City of the Dead by Brian Keene. 0843954159 Leisure Horror pb $6.99. Sequel to the Bram Stoker Award™ winning zombie novel The Rising.
  • Silver's Bane by Anne Kelleher. 0373802226 Luna tpb $13.95. Paranormal fantasy romance sequel to: Silver's Edge.
  • Carpe Demon by Julie Kenner. 0425202526 Berkley Romance Horror trade pb. $14.00. Begins the adventures of a demon hunting surburban soccer mom. Author lives in Georgetown, TX. Never thought to look for creatures from the depths of hell there.
  • The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum. 0843955430 Leisure Horror pb $6.99. Reissue of the Overlook Connection limited edition with the addition of two bonus short stories.
  • The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. 0316011770 Little, Brown Horror hb $25.95. Literary horror novel of a motherless American Girl, who after discovering a medieval book and a cache of letters, investigates the possible surviving legacy of Vlad the Impaler.
  • A Logic Named Joe by Murray Leinster, edited by Eric Flint. 0743499107 Baen SF pb $7.99. Omnibus of three novels, The Pirates of Zan, Gateway to Elsewhere, and The Duplicators and three short stories as Baen tries to reintroduce golden age author Leinster to a new generation.
  • To Crush the Moon by Wil McCarthy. 055358717X Bantam Spectra SF pb $6.99. Concluding the epic science fiction sequence of the Queendom of Sol begun with The Collapsium.
  • Od Magic by Patricia A. McKillip. 0441012485 Ace Fantasy hb. $22.95. Latest thought provoking romantic fantasy from this unique writer. Kinuko Craft cover art.
  • Vigil by Robert Masello. 0425203506 Berkley Horror pb original $7.99. Paleontologist Carter Cox is a man of science whose faith in the empirical is about to be shaken by forces of evil when he begins to decipher the message left by two ancient artifacts--one reveals the secrets of heaven, and the other foretells an impending hell.
  • Alector's Choice by L. E. Modesitt, Jr. 0765313871 Tor Fantasy hb $27.95. A return to Corus, setting of his recent trilogy (Legacies, Darknesses, Scepters), to begin the epic story of the fall of a great civilization.
  • The White Wolf's Son by Michael Moorcock. 0446577022 Warner Aspect Fantasy hb $24.95. The final novel of The Albino, Elric, for awhile. Featuring the granddaughter of The Dreamthief's Daughter from the previous episode and Ulric von Bek searching for the Runestaff and other manifestations of the Grail. Wonderful cover art from Robert Gould.
  • Urban Shaman by C. E. Murphy. 0373802234 Luna tpb $13.95. Paranormal fantasy romance. A first novel.
  • Building Harlequin's Moon by Larry Niven & Brenda Cooper. 0765312662 Tor SF hb $25.95. The first interstellar starship, John Glenn, fled a Solar System populated by rogue AIs and machine/human hybrids, threatened by too much nanotechnology, and rife with political dangers. The John Glenn's crew intended to terraform the nearly pristine planet Ymir, in hopes of creating a utopian society that would limit intelligent technology. But by some miscalculation they have landed in another solar system.
  • The Dragon Scroll by I.J. Parker. 0143035320 Penguin Mystery tpb. $14.00. Debut of a new historical mystery series set in the lively world of eleventh century Japan.
  • Captain Alatriste by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, translated by Margaret Sayers Peden. 039915275X Putnam Mystery hb $23.95. In this first of a new series of historical novels, wounded Seventeenth Century Spanish soldier Alatriste works as a swordsman-for-hire in Madrid. When his latest job takes an surprise deadly turn he discovers he is in the employ of one the the Inquisition's most dangerous men.
  • November Mourns by Tom Piccirilli. 055358720X Bantam Spectra Dark Fantasy pb $5.99. A man must confront the strange inhabitants of his old home town to discover the awful truth of his sister's death.
  • A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett. 0060586621 Harper Fantasy pb $6.99. For those waiting for the paperback of this fine teen sequel to The Wee Free Men.
  • Dance of Death by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child. 0446576972 Warner Suspense hb $25.95. FBI Special Agent Pendergast lives in this sixth compelling thriller.
  • Stolen Magic by M. J. Putney. 0345476891 DelRey Fantasy hb $23.95. Assigned the task of ensuring that those of the Nobility do not misuse their powers, Simon Earl of Falconer confronts a rogue Guardian who turns the Earl into a Unicorn until an ensorcelled girl breaks the spell.
  • Century Rain by Alastair Reynolds. 0441012906 Ace SF hb. $24.95. First US edition. One of the best hard adventure sf writers latest novel. Political snarking worthy of Graham Greene.
  • Into the Looking Glass by John Ringo. 0743498801 Baen SF hb $24.00. An investigation into the explosion that led to the destruction of a Florida University and much of the surrounding countryside leads to the discovery of a series of interdimensional gateways through which alien invaders attempt to annihilate all life on Earth.
  • Beyond the Pale by Savannah Russe. 0451215648 Signet Romance pb $6.99. Beautiful vampire Daphne Urban has avoided detection for 500 years making her perfect as a spy. But when Darius, a sexy vampire slayer, discovers her both are torn with desire.
  • Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy edited by Al Sarrantonio. 0451460367 Roc Fantasy tpb. $16.00. Daring, star packed original anthology now in paperback. Includes stories by Neil Gaiman, Charles De Lint, George R.R. Martin, Joe Lansdale etc.
  • Thraxas and the Sorcerers by Martin Scott. 0743499085 Baen Fantasy hb $25.00. Reprint omnibus of the fifth and sixth Thraxas novels. First time in hardback.
  • The Emerald Wand of Oz by Sherwood Smith; illustrated by William Stout. HarperCollins Fantasy hb $16.99. With the blessings of the Oz estate this is the first of four brand new stories that blend the modern fantasy adventure with the classic story like Oz.
  • A Rumor of Gems by Ellen Steiber. 0312858795 Tor Fantasy hb $25.95. "The city of Arcato holds masks and shape-shifters, tricksters and true love, gods and dragons, and a glittering hoard of amethysts and topaz, rubies and moonstones. Steiber weaves her spell with all this and more, to create a beautiful, dazzling, magical novel."--Lisa Goldstein.
  • The Hidden Family by Charles Stross. 0765313472 Tor SF hb. $24.95. Second Merchant Princes novel. Fun with parallel worlds.
  • Murder On Lenox Hill: A Gaslight Mystery by Victoria Thompson. 0425202607 Ace Mystery hb. $22.95. Seventh in this Edgar Award ™ nominated series of a midwife working the tenements of 1890's New York.
  • The Time of Troubles I by Harry Turtledove. 1416509046 Baen Fantasy hb $26.00. Reprint omnibus of the first two Videssos novels, The Stolen Throne and Hammer and Anvil, which had been paperback originals.
  • Mammoth by John Varley. 0441012817 Ace SF hb. $23.95. A tale with tusks. Modern archeologist finds an intact frozen wooly mammoth alongside a 12,000 year old Stone Age hunter wearing a wristwatch.
  • Warprize by Elizabeth Vaughn. 0765352648 Tor Fantasy pb $6.99. Author's debut novel is a Paranormal fantasy romance and the first of a trilogy.

PAPERBACK REPRINTS

  • Horizon Storms: Saga of the Seven Suns Book 3 by Kevin J. Anderson. 0446610593 Warner Aspect pb $6.99. Reprint.
  • The Hunted: A Vampire Huntress Legend by L. A. Banks. 0312937725 St Martin's Horror pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • A Flame in Hali by Marion Zimmer Bradley & Deborah Ross. 0756402670 Daw Fantasy pb $6.99. Reprint.
  • Tong Lashing by Peter David. 0743449134 Pocket Fantasy pb $7.99. Sir Apropos #3. Reprint.
  • Treason Keep by Jennifer Fallon. 0765348675 Tor Fantasy pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • Lost and Found by Alan Dean Foster. 0345461274 DelRey SF pb $6.99. Reprint.
  • House of Reeds by Thomas Harlan. 076534114X Tor SF pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer™/Angel™: Heat by Nancy Holder. 06898969061 Pocket pb $6.99. Reprint
  • New Spring by Robert Jordan. 0765345455 Tor Fantasy pb $6.99. Reprint.
  • Crucible by Nancy Kress. 0765346036 Tor SF pb $6.99. Reprint.
  • This Rough Magic by Mercedes Lackey, Eric Flint & Dave Freer. 0743499093 Baen pb $7.99. Reprint
  • Earth Logic by Laurie Marks. 0765348381 Tor SF pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • The Child Goddess by Louise Marley. 0441012124 Ace SF pb $6.99. Reprint.
  • The Destruction of the Books by Mel Odom. 0765346494 Tor Fantasy pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ancesters of Avalon by Diana L. Paxson. 0451460286 Roc Fantasy tpb. $16.00. Reprint. Absolution Gap by Alastair Reynolds. 0441012914 Ace SF pb $8.50. Reprint.
  • Black Creek Crossing by John Saul. 0449006549 Ballantine Horror pb $7.99. Reprint
  • Dark Within by John Wooley. 1416504524 iBooks Horror pb $6.99. Reprint.

JULY

  • Moon's Web by C.T. Adams & Cathy Clamp. 0765349140 Tor paranormal romance pb $6.99. Psychic powered werewolf and his mate look into the kidnappings and murders of female Sazi.
  • The Tale of Holly How: The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter by Susan Wittig Albert. 0425202747 Berkley Prime Crime hb. $23.95. Second of a new lighthearted series inspired by the charming children's author from Austin's Albert.
  • Scattered Suns: The Saga of Seven Suns Book 4 by Kevin J. Anderson. 0446577170 Warner Aspect SF hb. $24.95. No one is safe in the fourth book of this galaxy spanning space opera series.
  • The Misted Cliffs by Catharine Asaro. 0373802269 Luna Paranormal fantasy romance tpb $13.95. In this sequel to The Charmed Sphere, Chime's daughter must wed the enemy in order to preserve the wary peace and struggles to embrace her unexplored mage powers.
  • Fall Girl: Book 2 of the Inconstant Moon Trilogy by Pierce Askegren. 0441012973 Ace SF pb original $6.99. While a starship is being built to explore an alien artifact, a newswoman becomes a pawn in a conspiracy that could doom the project.
  • Scardown by Elizabeth Bear. 055358751X Bantam Spectra SF pb original $6.99. Second well done novel in this hard-edged and inventive military sf series. Sequel to: Hammered.
  • Greetings and Other Stories by Terry Bisson. 1892391244 Tachyon SF hb $24.95. Lasted short story collection from this Nebula Award™ winning author.
  • Another Word For Murder: A Crossword Mystery by Nero Blanc. 0425101704 Berkley Prime Crime tpb. $14.00. Includes crosswords included within the text of the story. Seventh of this lively series.
  • Academ's Fury by Jim Butcher. 0441012833 Ace Fantasy hb. $23.95. Book 2 of the Codex Alera. Epic high fantasy from the author of the Dresden Files.
  • Shadowfall: Book One of the Godslayer Chronicles by James Clemens. 0451459946. Roc Fantasy hb. $24.95. New series about a world where mysterious gods hold powerful secrets, knights walk in the shadows, and demons claw up from the darkness, as one man struggles to prove he didn't kill a god.
  • Age of Conan™: Hyborean Adventures: Legends of Kern Vol.2: Cimmerian Rage by Loren L. Coleman. 0441012957 Ace Fantasy pb original $6.99.
  • Undead and Unappreciated by MaryJanice Davidson. 0425204332 Berkley Horror hb. $19.95. Hardcover debut for book three of this amusing vampiric chick lit amateur sleuth paranormal romance tale worth sinking your teeth into.
  • Nylon Angel by Marianne de Pierres. 0451460375 Roc SF pb original $6.99. “A compelling blend of Mad Max and Dark Angel” says the Melbourne Age of the original Australian edition.
  • The Emperor of Gondwanaland and Other Stories by Paul DiFillipo. 1560256656 Thunder's Mouth Press SF tpb $16.95. This new collection is a wildly fantastic escape to alternate universes from one of the most imaginative writers around.
  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-second Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois. 0312336608 tpb $19.95 or 0312336594 Hardback $35.00 St Martin's. Latest edition of the Locus Award™ winning annual anthology collects over two dozen outstanding stories published in 2004.
  • Wizards At War by Diane Duane. 0152047727 Harcourt Fantasy hb $17.00. Nita and Kit return from their wizardly holiday, in this eighth novel of their adventures, looking forward to getting back to their everyday routine. But as usual there's trouble brewing.
  • Heart of America by Warren Ellis. 0060723939 Harper Dark Alley Mystery trade pb $13.95. First novel by this acclaimed comics genius. Packed with his usual mind-bending style brings a surreal twist to the hard boiled detective novel.
  • Mister Boots by Carol Emshwiller. 0670059684 Viking Fantasy hb $15.99. Teen historical fantasy set in a Depression era California desert from this Tiptree Award™ winning author.
  • Harshini by Jennifer Fallon. 0765309882 Tor Fantasy hb $25.95. First US edition. The dazzling conclusion to the Hythrun Chronicles Trilogy.
  • The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde. 0670034231 Viking Fantasy hb $24.95. And now time for something completely different. Fforde takes a break from Thursday Next and embarks upon a new series of Nursery Crimes loosely derived from Mother Goose. Starting with the mysterious death of Humpty Stuyvesant Van Dumpty III. Should be quite entertaining.
  • Curse the Dark by Laura Anne Gilman. 0373802277 Luna Paranormal fantasy romance tpb $13.95. Retrievers go to Italy in search of a possessed manuscript. Whoever reads it disappears.
  • The Divided Crown by Isabel Glass. 0765307464 Tor Fantasy hb $25.95. Glass tells the fascinating tale of a young woman seeking justice and power in a magical world of wizards and royalty, court intrigues and magical battles. Deftly written and filled with delightfully drawn details, employed in the service of an intriguingly twisted plot. Sequel to the fabulous Daughter of Exile. Cover by Kinuko Y. Craft.
  • The Princess Academy by Shannon Hale. 1582349932 Bloomsbury USA Fantasy hb $16.95. Every teenage girl must attend a special and learn how to become a princess. Miri soon finds herself confronted with a harsh academy mistress, bitter competition among the girls, and her own conflicting desires to be chosen and win the heart of her childhood best friend. But when bandits seek out the academy to kidnap the future princess, Miri must rally the girls together and use a power unique to the mountain dwellers to save herself and her classmates.
  • Dark Moon by Lori Handeland. 0312991363 St Martin's Paranormal romance pb $6.99. Dr. Elise Hanover is a werewolf who has spent years trying to find a cure for her lycanthropy is interrupted by the man she fell in love with in college, now an FBI agent.
  • Every Which Way But Dead by Kim Harrison. 006057299X Harper Fantasy pb original $6.99. Witch and former bounty hunter Rachel Morgan must stop an archdemon before he pulls her into a sorcerous ever after.
  • Year's Best Fantasy 5 edited by David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer. 0060776056 HarperEos fantasy pb original $7.99. A selection of the best fantasy stories of 2004.
  • The Dare by Susan Kearney. 0765351927 Tor SF romance pb $6.99. Dora, the sentient computer, wants a human body and uses 24th century technology to build a body specifically designed to appeal to a warrior pilot.
  • Sins of the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon. 0312934327 St Martin's Romance pb original $6.99. Dark hunters have a code of honor that even immortal vampires must follow. But when Alexion, the one the fearless fear, meets female Dark Hunter Dangereuse StRichard, something about her reawakens a heart he thought was long dead.
  • What Dreams May Come by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Robin Owens and Rebecca York. 0425202682 Berkley Fantasy trade pb $14.00. Trio of paranormal romance novellas.
  • Grave Intent by Deborah LeBlanc. 0843955538 Leisure Horror pb orignal $6.99. When funeral home operators bury a 19 year old gypsy girl, they are not prepared for the consequences when gold is stolen from the coffin.
  • The Dark Mirror by Juliet Marillier. 0765309955 Tor Fantasy hb $27.95. Book One of the Bridei Chronicles. First US ed. Compelling historical fantasy novel of Celtic mysticism in ancient Ireland.
  • A Feast For Crows by George R.R. Martin. 0553801503 Bantam Spectra Fantasy hb $28.00. Long overdue fourth novel in this epic series. It has been on and off the publishing schedule for years was to ship by Armadillocon. But now it's been broken in two volumes to start in November.
  • Crimson City by Liz Maverick. 0505526220 Loveswept Paranormal romance pb $6.99. Crimson City, formerly Los Angeles, where vampires, werewolves and humans now exist in a fragile peace.
  • Southern Fire by Juliet McKenna. 0765314118 Tor Fantasy hb $25.95. The American hardcover debut of a writer who has already gathered many fans with the five volumes of her Tales of Einarinn, Southern Fire is an engrossing new epic of magic, intrigue, culture, and politics, in a fantasy setting in a colorful south seas archipelago.
  • Across the Wall: Stories From the Old Kingdom and Elsewhere by Garth Nix. 0060747137 AvonEos fantasy hb $16.99. Collection of short stories, including an original novella set in the world of the Sabriel series.
  • Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors by Jenny Nimmo. 0439545285 Orchard Fantasy hb $9.95. Book four of the Children of the Red King. Charlie must continue to outsmart wicked teachers and help his friends in this entertaining Canadian response to Harry Potter.
  • Lord of the Libraries by Mel Odom. 0765307243 Tor Fantasy hb $25.95. Third in the teen epic fantasy series of a newly promoted Second Level Librarian of Great Books. After The Rover and The Destruction of the Books.
  • A Princess of Roumania by Paul Park. 0765310961 Tor Fantasy hb $24.95. Well done contemporary fantasy of a world were Roumania was a great power. A truly complex, elusive, haunting magical tale, full of strangeness, terrors and wonders. Willie likes. Excellent John Jude Palencar cover.
  • Dutch Uncle by Peter Pavia. 0843953608 HardCase Crime pb original $6.99. Noir novel set in Miami Beach.
  • Women of War edited by Alexander Potter & Tonya Huff. 0756402867 Daw Fantasy pb original $7.50. Fifteen stories of strong, well-rounded female heroes. Includes Rosemary Edghill, Michelle West, Kristine Kathryn Rusch etc.
  • Strange Itineraries by Tim Powers. 1892391238 Tachyon SF tpb $15.95. This is a collection of the complete short stories of this wild and crazy guy. For the many people who couldn't afford the Subterranean Press collections.
  • Only You Can Save Mankind by Terry Pratchett. 0060541847 HarperCollins YA SF hb $15.99. The first Johnny Maxwell teen novel is finally published in hardback in the US.
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. 0786856297 Hyperion Fantasy hb $17.95. Teen fantasy adventure with contemporary appearances by various Greek Gods and a summer camp for demigods on Long Island. Should be a crazy good time.
  • Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling. 0439784549 Scholastic Fantasy hb $29.99. This sixth book of the series is available on line everywhere cheaper than I can even buy it from my wholesaler. I've included it for completeness, but if you really want me to get you a copy I'll be more than happy to. The UK edition is simultaneous and if you'ld rather follow the flag and get UK editions I can provide this as well.
  • Lady of Mazes by Karl Schroeder. 0765312190 Tor SF hb $24.95. Returning to the same distant future in which Ventus was set, but employing a broader canvas. This will be THE hard science fiction novel of the summer.
  • Killer Swell by Jeff Shelby. 0525948805 Dutton Mystery hb $23.95. Surfing and murder come together in this thrilling first novel featuring San Diego private investigator (and surfer dude) Noah Braddock.
  • The Truth Teller's Tale by Sharon Shinn. 0670060003 Viking Fantasy hb $16.99. Sequel to last year's delightful Safe Keeper's Secret.
  • Olympos by Dan Simmons. 0380978946 AvonEos SF hb $25.95. Followup to Ilium.
  • Inda by Sherwood Smith. 0756402646 Daw Fantasy hb $24.95. Epic high fantasy from this popular young adult writer.
  • A Brother's Price by Wen Spencer. 0451460383 Roc SF pb original $6.99. In a world where males are rarely born, they're a commodity, traded and sold like property.
  • Accelerando by Charles Stross. 0441012841 Ace SF hb. $24.95. Expanding upon his award winning short story cycle from Asimov's SF Magazine. Greatly anticipated novel from this year's Armadillocon Guest of Honor.
  • The Bright Spot by Robert Sydney. 0553587595 Bantam Spectra SF pb original. Clever novel of science fiction suspense is an engaging, near future whodunit that is as funny as it is insightful. Sort of a ‘Nick and Nora Charles' for the 21st century.
  • The Remarkable Miss Frankenstein by Minda Webber. 0505526379 Loveswept Paranormal romance pb $5.99. When Dr. Frankenstein's neice Clair enters a castle in Regency England in search of vampires she finds a paranormal romp with more love bites than she knows what to do with.

PAPERBACK REPRINTS

  • The Charmed Sphere by Catherine Asaro. 037381111X Luna Paranormal fantasy pb $6.99. Reprint.
  • The Stone of the Stars: The Dragon Throne Book 1 by Alison Baird. 0446613029 Warner Aspect Fantasy pb $6.99. Reprint.
  • Helmsman: Galactic Convoy by Bill Baldwin. 1416504672 iBooks SF pb $6.99. Revised reprint.
  • Dead Lines by Greg Bear. 0345448383 Ballantine SF pb $7.50. Reprint.
  • Furies of Calderon: Book 1 of the Codex Alera by Jim Butcher. 044101268X Ace Fantasy pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • Forge of Heaven by C.J. Cherryh. 0380820234 AvonEos SF pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • The Shades of Time and Memory: Wraeththu Histories Book 2 by Storm Constantine. 0765303507 Tor tpb $15.95. Reprint.
  • Trace: A Kate Scarpetta Novel by Patricia Cornwell. 0425204200 Berkley Mystery pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • Parting the Veil by Jay Davis. 0765348365 Tor Horror pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • The Treasured Ones: Book 2 of the Dreamers by David & Leigh Eddings. 0446613304 Warner Aspect Fantasy pb $7.50. Reprint.
  • Ten Big Ones: A Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich. 0312936222 St Martin's Mystery pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde. 014303541X Penguin Fantasy tpb. $14.00. Reprint of the fourth of whimsical Thursday Next novels.
  • The Wilding by C. S. Friedman. 0756402026 DAW SF pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • The Silent House: A Chronicle of Aglirta by Ed Greenwood. 0765347261 Tor Fantasy pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • Camouflage by Joe Haldeman. 0441012523 Ace SF pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • The Wizard's Ward by Deborah Hale. 0373811136 Luna Paranormal fantasy pb $6.99. Reprint.
  • Expanded Universe by Robert A. Heinlein. 0743499158 Baen SF pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • Silver's Edge by Anne Kelleher. 0373811144 Luna Paranormal fantasy pb $6.99. Reprint.
  • Branded Woman by Wade Miller. 0843953597 HardCase Crime pb $6.99. Classic noir novel reissued for the first time in 47 years.
  • Flash by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. 07653499922 Tor SF pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon. 0345481399 DelRey SF pb $6.99. Reprint.
  • The Pack: Serenity Falls Book 2 by James A. Moore. 0515139696 Jove horror pb $6.99. Revised reprint.
  • Scrolls of the Ancients: The Chronicles of Blood and Stone Vol.3 by Robert Newcomb. 0345448979 DelRey Fantasy pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • Soothsayer by Mike Resnick. 1932100512 BenBella SF tpb $14.95. Reissue.
  • The Road to Damascus by John Ringo & Linda Evans. 0743499166 Baen SF pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • Night of Power by Spider Robinson. 0743499174 Baen SF pb $6.99. Reissue.
  • Ilium by Dan Simmons. 0380817926 AvonEos SF pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • A Scholar of Magics by Caroline Stevermer. 0765342006 Tor Fantasy pb $6.99. Reprint.
  • Iron Sunrise by Charles Stross. 0441012965 Ace SF pb $7.99. Reprint of this Hugo Award™ finalist.
  • Worlds that Weren't edited by Harry Turtledove. 0451460545 Roc SF pb $6.99. Reprint.
  • The Firebird's Vengeance by Sarah Zettel. 0765347237 Tor Fantasy pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • In Camelot's Shadow by Sarah Zettel. 0373811128 Luna Paranormal fantasy pb $6.99. Reprint.

AUGUST

  • Moon's Web by C.T. Adams & Cathy Clamp. 0765349140 Tor Fantasy Paranormal romance pb original $6.99. Inventive second novel of werewolf love; sequel to: Hunter's Moon.
  • Cultural Breaks by Brian W. Aldiss. 1892391260 Tachyon SF hb $24.95. This special collection of short stories from Grand Master Brian Aldiss is being issued to coincide with his 80th birthday.
  • The Mammoth Book of New Comic Fantasy edited by Mike Ashley. 078671574X Carroll & Graf Fantasy tpb $13.95. Original anthology of humorous fantasy stories from Neil Gaiman, Terry Jones, Tom Holt and other usual suspects.
  • Necklace of Kisses by francesca lia block. 0060777516 HarperCollins Fantasy hb $21.95. Weetzie Bat has a midlife crisis turning forty. She deals with mermaids, fawns and an invisible cleaning lady who set her on a path of self discovery.
  • Bradbury Speaks: Too Soon From the Cave, Too Far From the Stars by Ray Bradbury. 0060585684 Morrow SF hb $25.95. A highly personal, deeply felt collection of nonfiction essays that offer insight into one of the great imaginations in science fiction.
  • Rebel Angels by Libba Bray. 0385730292 Delacorte YA Fantasy hb $16.95. A Victorian boarding school story, a Gothic mansion mystery, a gossipy romp about a clique of girlfriends, and a dark other-worldly fantasy--jumble them all together and you have this complicated and unusual second novel. Sequel to: A Great and Terrible Beauty. [Which I seem to have missed.]
  • Raven's Strike by Patricia Briggs. 0441013120 Ace Fantasy pb original $7.99. In this exciting sequel to Raven's Shadow, The Traveler Seraph must use all her cunning as a Raven mage to track down an unimaginable evel known as the Shadowed.
  • Dragonmaster by Chris Bunch. 0451460308 Roc SF tpb. $15.00. First US edition. Book one of the Storm of Wings trilogy from the author of the Sten series.
  • Godslayer by Jacqueline Carey. 0765312395 Tor Fantasy hb $25.95. A grand epic...showcasing Carey's intimate development of deeply wounded, sometimes deeply flawed, yet utterly dignified and sympathetic characters [including some of practically Miltonian evil], with some of the best dragons in all fantasy literature.
  • Blood Lust: Erotic Vampire Tales edited by M. Christian & G. Herren. 155583843X Alyson Horror tpb $14.95. Some vampires have more in mind than drinking blood.
  • The Tower by Simon Clark. 0843954922 Leisure Horror pb original $6.99. A haunted mansion not only contains the ghosts of past inhabitants, but can reach into the future to predict how current residents will die.
  • Age of Conan™: Hyborean Adventures: Legends of Kern Vol.3: Songs of Victory by Loren L. Coleman. 0441013104 Ace Fantasy pb original $6.99.
  • Storms of Destiny by A.C. Crispin. 0380782847 AvonEos fantasy pb $6.99. Beginning of a sprawling new fantasy series. Book One of Exiles of Boq'arain.
  • Dead Man Docking: A Bed and Breakfast Mystery by Mary Daheim. 0060566485 Morrow Mystery hb $23.95. Murder, mystery and charm abound in this latest installment of this series.
  • The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighteenth Annual Collection edited by Ellen Datlow, Gavin Grant & Kelly Link. St Martin's 0312341938 hb $35.00, 0312341946 tpb $19.95. What you should have read from last year in one convenient place. As always excellent and as always has a Thomas Canty cover.
  • Mrs. Hudson and the Malabar Rose: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery by Martin Davies. 0425202828 Berkley Prime Crime tpb. $14.00. Even Sherlock Holmes needs help sometimes.
  • Vintage PKD by Philip K. Dick. 1400096073 Vintage SF tpb $10.95. Representative collection of visionary sf for use as a textbook. Includes excerpts from novels as well as short stories and “previously unpublished material.”
  • Crystal Gorge: Book 3 of the Dreamers by David & Leigh Eddings. 0446532274 Warner Aspect Fantasy hb $23.95. Final book of the epic fantasy sequence.
  • The Girl In the Glass by Jeffrey Ford. 0066211271 Morrow Fantasy hb $23.95. A dark and haunting thriller from the World Fantasy Award winning author of The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque and Memoranda.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer™: Spark and Burn by Diana G. Gallagher. 141690056X Pocket Star Horror pb original $6.99. Spike takes center stage in this new novel.
  • In the Shadow of Evil edited by Martin H. Greenberg & John Helfers. 0756402875 Daw Fantasy pb orginal $7.50. Fourteen original stories with the premise that Evil already won and Good is outclassed. Includes stories from Greg Benford, Tonya Huff, Jody Lynn Nye etc.
  • Old Twentieth by Joe Haldeman. 042501285X Ace SF hb. $23.95. Haldeman investigates virtual reality and artificial intelligence.
  • The Destined Queen by Deborah Hale. 0373802439 Luna Paranormal romance fantasy tpb $13.95. In this sequel to The Wizard's Ward, Maura must journey into the unknown to fine the magical staff. But separation from her consort breeds jealousies and secrets.
  • The Assassin King: Book 6 of Symphony of Ages by Elizabeth Hayden. 0765305658 Tor Fantasy hb $27.95. In the wake of a hunter's declaration of his intent to kill the Assassin King of Ylorc, a convocation of dragons gathers in mourning.
  • Adrift On Haunted Seas: The Best Short Stories of William Hope Hodgson. 1593600496 Cold Spring Fantasy tpb $11.00. Reintroducing this classic fantasy writer to a new generation. From the author of House on the Borderland etc.
  • The Dark Crusade by Walter H. Hunt. 0765311178 Tor SF hb $25.95. Sequel to: Dark Wing. Military space adventure sort of like Honor Harrington mixed with Babylon 5.
  • Dean R. Koont'z Frankenstein, Book 2: City of Night by Dean R. Koontz and Ed Gorman. 0553587897 Bantam Horror pb original $7.99. Part 2 of a four part reimagining of the classic to modern day New Orleans.
  • Bedlam's Edge edited by Mercedes Lackey & Rosemary Edghill. 1416508937 Baen Fantasy hb $26.00. Original anthology of urban fantasy stories from Roberta Gellis, Dave Freer, Eric Flint, Diana Paxson etc.
  • Talyn: A Novel of Korre by Holly Lisle. 0765309939 Tor SF hb $26.95. "An unflinching examination of relationships amidst a clash of societies. This is not your average fat fantasy book."

  • A Taste of Crimson by Marjorie M. Liu. 0505526328 Loveswept Paranormal romance pb $6.99. Part 2 in the Crimson City series of a future LA with vampires, werewolves etc.
  • First Warning: Acorna's Children by Anne McCaffrey & Elizabeth Ann Scarborough. 006052538X AvonEos SF hb $24.95. First volume of a new trilogy that follows the adventures of a new generation.
  • Blood and Memory by Fiona McIntosh. 0060747587 AvonEos fantasy trade pb $14.95. Another dark fantasy from Australia. Sequel to: Myrren's Gift.
  • Looking For Jake: Stories by China Mieville. 0345476077 DelRey Fantasy tpb $14.95. A novella and thirteen original and reprint short stories, including a reprint of the small press novella The Tain. Visionary literary fantasy.
  • M´elusine by Sarah Monette. 0441012868 Ace Fantasy hb. $23.95. A lush debut fantasy, rife with decadent magic, debilitating madness and dubious deeds.
  • Dragon Blade by Andre Norton & Sasha Miller. 0765307472 Tor Fantasy hb $24.95. Continues the saga begun in To the King a Daughter and continued in Knight or Knave and A Crown Disowned.
  • Eldest: Inheritance Book 2 by Christopher Paolini. 037582670X Knopf YA Fantasy hb $21.00. Eregon and his dragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of being a Dragon Rider.
  • Watch On the Rhine by John Ringo and Tom Kratman. 0743499182 Baen SF hb $25.00. After Gust Front the world taps the remnants of the Waffen SS to assist in fighting the Posleen invasion.
  • Dextra by C. J. Ryan. 0553587765 Bantam Spectra SF pb original $6.99. In a vast galactic empire of the 33rd Century, a governmental femme fatale must use every weapon in her considerable arsenal to stop planet wide genocide in this sexy debut.
  • Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Dinosaurs The Definitive Pop-Up by Robert Clarke Sabuda & Matthew Reinhart. 0763622281 Candlewick Press art hb $26.99. From two of the best movable book designers comes the cool combo of dinosaurs and 3-D pop-ups.
  • Everfree by Nick Sagan. 0399152768 Putnam SF hb. $24.95. Third in this vividly imagined world of bioengineering and its' consequences. Well done sequence that began with Idlewild and then Edenborn.
  • Cast In Shadow by Michelle Sagara. 0373802366 Luna Paranormal fantasy romance tpb $13.95. Seven years after Kaylin fled the streets of Nightshade knowing that something was after her, she finds herself cast into her past.
  • Vampire Transgression by Michael Schiefelbein. 0312330219 St Martin's Horror hb $23.95. Two thousand year old gay vampire defies tradition in order to live with his lover Paul, in this conclusion to the trilogy that began with the Lambda Award nominated Vampire Vow.
  • Backshot by David Sherman & Dan Cragg. 0345460588 DelRey SF pb $6.99. The Marines of Fourth Force Recon's second platoon are sent to the planet Atlas to investigate a charismatic political leader who could be hiding dangerous secrets. First of a new military sf series.
  • How to Marry A Millionaire Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks. 0060751967 Avon Romance pb $5.99. Already hiding out from the Russian mob, the last thing beautiful dentist Shanna Whelan needs is to be smitten with a wealthy, handsome vampire in need of good dental work.
  • Singer of Souls by Adam Stemple. 0765311704 Tor SF hb $22.95. This first novel is a contemporary urban fantasy set at the Edinburgh Arts Festival and faerie from the son of Jane Yolen. Nice Charles Vess cover.
  • Second Soul by Thomas Sullivan. 0451412028 Onyx horror pb original $7.99. Michael should have died in the icy waterfall where he crashed while skiing, but he became something else - neither alive or dead.
  • Finishing Touches by Thomas Tessier. 0843955597 Leisure Horror pb original $6.99. Includes a bonus novella “Father Panic's Opera Macabre” originally published in hb by Subterranean Press.
  • Drive To the East: Settling Accounts, Book 2 by Harry Turtledove. 0345457242 DelRey SF hb $26.95. Continuing the story of a North America separated into two bitterly opposed nations on the brink of war again.
  • Afterburn by S. L. Viehl. 0451460294 Roc SF hb. $23.95. A new military sf novel in the aquatic Stardoc universe.
  • The Weapon by Michael Z. Williamson. 1416508945 Baen SF hb $25.00. Military science fiction of a member of an elite military unit sent to infiltrate a militaristic Earth.
  • Starwater Strains by Gene Wolfe. 0765312026 Tor SF hb $25.95. Collection of twenty-five science fiction stories. Companion to last years fantasy collection Innocents Aboard.

PAPERBACK REPRINTS

  • MYTH-taken Identity by Robert Asprin & Jody Lynn Nye. 0441013112 Ace Fantasy pb $6.99. Reprint.
  • Roger Zelazny's To Rule In Amber: The Dawn of Amber by John Gregory Betancourt. 1416504745 iBooks fantasy pb $6.99. Reprint.
  • The Vanished Priestess by Meredith Blevins. 0765346893 Forge Mystery pb $6.99. Reprint.
  • Tanequil: High Druid of Shannara, Book 2 by Terry Brooks. 034543577X DelRey tpb $13.95. Reprint.
  • Banewreaker: Vol 1 of the Sundering by Jacqueline Carey. 0765344297 Tor Fantasy pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • Someplace To Be Flying by Charles De Lint. 076530757X Tor Fantasy tpb $14.95. Reissue.
  • Dr. Futurity by Philip K. Dick. 1400030099 Vintage SF tpb $10.95. Reissue.
  • 1634: the Galileo Affair by Eric Flint & Andrew Dennis. 0743499190 Baen Fantasy pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • The Runes of the Earth by Stephen R. Donaldson. 044101304X Ace Fantasy tpb $16.00. Reprint.
  • Radiant by James Alan Gardner. 0380813327 Eos SF pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • People of the Raven by Kathleen O'Neal Gear & W. Michael Gear. 0765347571 Tor Fantasy pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • Reflex by Steven Gould. 0812578546 Tor SF pb $6.99. Reprint.
  • Sisters of the Raven by Barbara Hambly. 0446615366 Warner Aspect Fantasy pb $6.99. Reprint.
  • The Laughing Corpse: an Anita Blake Vampire Hunter novel by Laurel K. Hamilton. 0425204669 Ace Horror tpb $13.00. Reissue.
  • The Web: Lightstorm by Peter Hamilton. 0765349426 YA SF pb $5.99. 1st US edition.
  • The Dark Ascent by Walter H. Hunt. 0765349825 Tor SF pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • Fitzpatrick's War by Theodore Judson. 0756402719 Daw Fantasy pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • Burning Water: A Diana Tregarde Investigation by Mercedes Lackey. 0812524853 Tor Fantasy pb $6.99. Reissue.
  • Children of the Night: A Diana Tregarde Investigation by Mercedes Lackey. 0765313189 Tor Fantasy tpb $14.95. Reprint.
  • Changing Planes by Ursula K. LeGuin. 0441012248 Ace Fantasy pb $6.99. Reprint.
  • Iron Council by China Mieville. 0345458427 DelRey Fantasy tpb $15.95. Reprint of this Hugo Award™ nominee.
  • Dark Carnival: Serenity Falls Book 3 by James A. Moore. 0515139858 Jove horror pb $6.99. Revised reprint.
  • Forty Signs of Rain by Kim Stanley Robinson. 0553585800 Bantam Spectra SF pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • Crave the Night by Suxan Sizemore. 1416510834 Pocket Horror tpb $25.00. Omnibus of her first 3 vampire romances: I Burn For You, I Thirst for You etc
  • Bio Rescue by S.L. Viehl. 0451460081 Roc SF pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • The First Heroes edited by Harry Turtledove & Noreen Doyle. 076530287X Tor Fantasy tpb $14.95. Reprint.
  • Wind Rider's Oath by David Weber. 1416508953 Baen Fantasy pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • The Last Guardian of Everness by John C. Wright. 0812579879 Tor Fantasy pb $6.99. Reprint.
  • The Knight: Book One of the Wizard Knight by Gene Wolfe. 0765347016 Tor Fantasy pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • The Firebird's Vengeance: A Novel of Isavalta by Sarah Zettel. 0765347237 Tor Fantasy pb $7.99. Reprint.

SEPTEMBER

  • Panic by Jeff Abbott. 0525949046 Dutton Mystery hb $23.95. The long awaited hardcover debut from Austin's Abbott is an emotionally charged thriller about one man's determination to take back his stolen life.
  • Daughter of Ancients: Book 4 of The Bridge of D'Arnath by Carol Berg. 0451460421 Roc Fantasy pb $7.99. Entangled in bonds of love, family and secrecy, Gerick unravels the mysteries of ancient kings, ancient evil, and the dreadful truth of his own destiny. Final novel of this series.
  • Bear Daughter by Judith Berman. 0441013228 Ace Fantasy tpb original $15.00. When a 12 year old wakes up as a human girl - instead of a bear - one morning she embarks on an enchanting journey through both mortal and immortal worlds to mend her past, face her fears, and save all of the realms though which she treads.
  • Strictly Taboo by Jaid Black. 0425202453 Berkley Sensation Paranormal SF Romance tpb original $13.00. Three sexy, original stories set in the past, the present and the future, of men who are totally off limits.
  • The Red Hot Empress by Meredith Blevins. 0765307812 Forge Mystery hb $24.95. Third novel featuring Annie Szabo introduced in her fabulous debut The Hummingbird Wizard.
  • From the Files of the Time Rangers by Richard Bowes. 1930846355 Golden Gryphon SF hb $24.95. Greek gods are posing as humans and pulling the strings in this mosaic novel about time travel, alternate worlds and the making of a president. Foreword by Kage Baker.
  • Keepers by Gary A. Braunbeck. 0843955775 Leisure Horror pb original $6.99. As the ordinary life of Gil Stewart descends into a surreal nightmare of weird events and terrifying images, he can only await the coming of the Keepers to see the pattern emerge.
  • Straken: High Druid of Shannara Book 3 by Terry Brooks. 0345451120 DelRey Fantasy hb $26.95. The trilogy comes to a thrilling close as a young hero nears completion of his trial by fire, a banished ruler fights for her life in the wilderness of dread and the forces of darkness and light suqre off in battle for the right to absolute rule.
  • Revenge Gifts by Cindy Cruciger. 0765352257 Tor Paranormal fantasy romance pb original $6.99. A debut novel of voodoo, ghosts and steamy island romance.
  • Pilgrim: Book 5 of The Wayfarer Redemption by Sara Douglass. 0312873751 Tor Fantasy hb $27.95. The Star Gate is destroyed and the Star Dance is dead. Icarii enchanters, gods and humans alike are helpless as demons lay waste to Tencendor.
  • A Song In the Dark by P. N. Elrod. 0441013236 Ace Horror hb $24.95. New novel in the Vampire Files, an excellent blend of classic noir and vampire mayhem.
  • Blood Bowl by Matt Forbeck. 1844162001 Black Library Fantasy pb $7.99. First in an entertaining series set in a world where violence is a way of live and humans, evles, goblins and ogres work out their anger issues on a football field rather than a battlefield.
  • A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon. 0385324162 Delacorte Paranormal Fantasy Romance hb $28.00. The eagerly anticipated sixth novel in the Outlander Saga. The year is 1772 on the eve of the American Revolution.
  • The Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman. 006051518X Morrow Fantasy hb $26.95. Exciting, scary and deeply funny, this is a kaleidoscope journey deep into myth, a wild adventure, and a fierce and unstoppable farce, as Gaiman shows us not only where gods come from but also how to survive your family.
  • Hot Blood: Fear the Fever edited by Jeff Gelb & Michael Garrett. 0786016493 Pinnacle Horror pb original $5.99. Collection of the most devilishly decadent horror stories from the likes of Edward Lee, Jack Ketchum, Grant Masterson etc.
  • In Stone's Clasp by Christie Golden. 0373802293 Luna Fantasy tpb original $13.95. Second novel of the final Dance series sees the return of Kevla of Arukan who seeks the missing elements that must join to preserve her world from destruction.
  • Paths Not Taken: A Novel of the Nightside by Simon R. Green. 0441013198 Ace Fantasy pb original $6.99. John Taylor just discovered his long gone mother created the Nightside-the dark heart of London-and intends to destroy it. To save it, he will have to travel back through a very distant, and deadly, past.
  • Magic Tails edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Janet Pack. 0756402883 DAW Fantasy pb original $7.50. Fourteen original tales put a feline twist on popular fables.
  • Circle of the Moon by Barbara Hambly. 0446694045 Warner Aspect Fantasy tpb $13.95. Long awaited sequel to: Sisters of the Raven.
  • Charmed & Dangerous by Candace Havens. 0425206912 Berkley Paranormal fantasy romance tpb original $14.00. Meet Bronwyn, a witch who has no problem fighting the bad guys, but lots of problems finding a good one.
  • The Road to Dune by Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson. 0765312956 Tor SF hb $25.95. A Companion to Dune. Includes unpublished chapters from Dune and Dune Messiah as well as a 62,000 word novel by Brian Herbert and Anderson based on an extensive outline left by Frank Herbert. With correspondence between Frank and John W. Campbell during the developing of the idea of Dune, this is a treasure trove of essays, articles and fiction that opens a door onto the creative process of Dune.
  • Nobody True by James Herbert. 0765312123 Tor Horror hb $25.95. James true was not there when he died. He had returned from an out of body experience to find he'd been murdered and mutilated leaving nothing for him to return to. So without a body, no substance, no power how can he stop the killer?
  • Shaman's Crossing by Robin Hobb. 0060757620 AvonEos Fantasy hb $25.95. 1st US ed. Book One of The Soldier Son Trilogy. Start of a new series by our favorite dark fantasy author.
  • The Narrows by Alexander Irvine. 0345466985 DelRey Fantasy tpb $13.95. A phantasmagorical vision of Detroit during World War II, with golems, nazis, race riots and the Nain Rouge, a figure out of Detroit folklore.
  • Cruel Winter by Anthony Izzo. 0786017325 Pinnacle Horror pb original $6.99. Jack Harding and his friends feel sorry for the new kid in town. Ronnie is a bit of a weirdo but they protect him from the local bullies anyway. But the closer Jack and his friends get to Ronnie, the colder it gets, and soon the town is plunged into a wave of brutal snowstorms and a series of gruesome murders.
  • Earth Mother by Ellen Jackson; Illustrations by Leo & Diane Dillon. 0802789927 Walker Children's Fantasy hb $16.95. An original folktale about the unexpected and sometimes humorous ways that life is interconnected. 32 pages of fabulous art by the Dillons.
  • Invasion of the Road Weenies and Other Warped and Creepy Tales by David Lubar. 0765314479 Starscape YA horror hb $16.95. Thirty five stories for Middle Grade kids. Macabre, silly, offbeat or just downright scary, these are just right for reading aloud.
  • The House of Cthulhu by Brian Lumley. 0765310732 Tor Horror hb $23.95. Reissue of this story of Lovecraftian horror previously published in small press. Tales of the Primal Land Volume 1.
  • Out of Time by James Marsden. 0765314126 Tor YA sf hb $16.95. An exciting time travel adventure from this acclaimed Australian writer.
  • Blood of Angels by Michael Marshall. 0515140082 Jove Horror pb original $7.99. FBI agent Nina Baynum faces a secret brotherhood of serial killers born and bred to commit the most horrific acts known to man.
  • Manitou Blood by Graham Masterton. 0843954256 Leisure Horror pb original $6.99. In this chilling sequel to The Manitou, a vengeful Native American spirit introduces an army of vampires to New York City.
  • Drift House: The First Voyage by Dale Peck. 158234969X Bloomsbury YA Fantasy hb $16.95. A delightfully imagined suspenseful fantasy with diabolical mermaids, whales and pirates.
  • Lost on the Darkside: Voices From the Edge of Horror edited by John Pelan. 045146043X Roc Horror pb original $7.99. This fourth collection of the Darkside series contains 15 original modern horror stories.
  • Thud! by Terry Pratchett. 0060815221 HarperCollins Fantasy hb $24.95. Discworld. Commander Sam Vines of the City Watch must solve the murder of a dwarf before the trolls and dwarves refight the Battle of Koom Valley.
  • Tyrannosaur Canyon by Douglas Preston. 07653110460 Forge Mystery hb $24.95. A shoking tale of scientific revelation and apocalyptic terror.
  • The Finest Choice by Jean Rabe. 0786308215 Tor Fantasy hb $24.95. An inspiring tale of mystical intrigue and the crucible of morality with highly moral telepathic horses trying to guide the development of humanity. Sequel to: The Finest Creation.
  • Dogs of Truth: New and Uncollected Stories by Kit Reed. 07653141420 Tor SF tpb $14.95. Seventeen new or previously uncollected provocative short stories from this visionary writer.
  • Kick Ass by Maggie Shayne, MaryJanice Davidson, Angela Knight and Jacey Ford. 0425205649 Berkley Sensation Paranormal SF Romance tpb original $14.00. Four sexy tales of women who know how to save the day - and reap the rewards at night.
  • Body Scissors by Michael Simon. 0670034436 Viking Mystery hb $23.95. A riveting sequel to Dirty Sally featuring Dan Reles, a New York-born Texas detective on the hunt for a drug kingpin on the noir streets of Austin.
  • The Protector's War by S. M. Stirling. 0451460464 Roc SF hb $24.95. Ten years after The Change rendered technology inoperable throughout the world, survivors built two thriving communities in Oregon's Willamette Valley. But others will fight over the priceless farmland. Sequel to: Dies the Fire.
  • Midshipwizard Halcyon Blithe by James M. Ward. 0765312530 Tor Fantasy hb $24.95. Ed Greenwood's blurb says “Horatio Hornblower meets Harry Potter in a tale of magical martial warfare on the high seas”.
  • Pardonable Lies: A Maisie Dobbs novel by Jacqueline Winspear. 0805078975 Holt mystery hb $23.00. In the third novel of the award winning series, London investigator Maisie Dobbs faces grave danter as she returns to the site of her most painful WWI memories to resolve the mystery of a pilot's death.
  • State of Grace by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. 0765313901 Tor Horror hb $25.95. The vampire Saint Germain threatened with the Inquisition.

PAPERBACK REPRINTS

  • Schism: Part One of Triad by Catherine Asaro. 0765348373 Tor SF pb $6.99. Reprint.
  • Alone With the Horrors: the Great Short Fiction of Ramsey Campbell 1961-1991. 0765307685 Tor Horror tpb $15.95. Reprint.
  • Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke. 1582346038 Bloomsbury Fantasy tpb $15.95. Reprint of this Hugo Award™ nominated novel.
  • The Runes of the Earth: the Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen R. Donaldson. 044101304X Ace Fantasy tpb $16.00. Reprint.
  • Spider Dance by Carole Nelson Douglas. 0765345951 Forge Mystery pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • The Wounded Hawk: The Crucible Series Book 2 by Sara Douglass. 0765342839 Tor Fantasy pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • The Between by Tananarive Due. 0060819847 Harper Horror pb $6.99. Reprint.
  • The Jaguar Knights by Dave Duncan. 0060555122 Eos Fantasy pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions by Neil Gaiman. 0380789027 Harper Fantasy pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • The Hawk Eternal by David Gemmell. 0345458397 DelRey Fantasy pb $7.50. Reprint.
  • Blue Moon Rising by Simon R. Green. 0451460553 Roc tpb $15. Reissue in tpb.
  • Dune: The Battle of Corrin by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson. 0765340798 Tor SF pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • Rakkety Tam by Brian Jacques. 044101318X Ace YA Fantasy pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • Boxed Set of The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan. 0765315145 Tor Fantasy tpbs $57.80. Contains reprints of: New Spring, the eye of the World, The Great Hunt and The Dragon Reborn. A nice starter set for a reader who hasn't started the sequence.
  • Harry Keogh: Necroscope and Other Weird Heroes by Brian Lumley. 0765310600 Tor Horror tpb $14.95. Reprint.
  • Scepters by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. 0765349221 Tor Fantasy pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • Alosha by Christopher Pike. 0765349604 Tor YA Fantasy pb $5.99. Reprint.
  • Going Postal by Terry Pratchett. 0060502932 Harper Fantasy pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • Reliquary by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child. 0812542835 Tor Horror pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • The Finest Creation by Jean Rabe. 076534727X Tor Fantasy pb $6.99. Reprint.
  • The Donor by Frank M. Robinson. 0765349396 Tor Mystery pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • Cirque Du Freak #7: Hunters of the Dusk by Daren Shan. 0316000981 Warner YA Horror pb $5.99. Vampire. Reprint.
  • Blood Retribution by Aimée & David Thurlo. 0765343681 Tor Vampire Mystery pb $6.99. Reprint.

OCTOBER

  • Pet Peeve by Piers Anthony. 0765304082 Tor Fantasy hb $24.95. An unstoppable invasion of robots threatens to conquer Xanth in this all new 29th novel in this series.
  • The Final Key by Catherine Asaro. 0765313537 Tor SF hb $25.95. Second half of the story arc known as Triad, which began in Schism. The Skolian Empire comes under all out assault from its nemesis, the Euban Concord.
  • The Children of the Company by Kage Baker. 076531455X Tor SF hb $24.95. Take a ride through time with the devil in this sixth book of the Company series. Includes the Hugo™ nominated novella “Son Observe the Time.”
  • A Crossworder's Delight by Nero Blanc. 0425206564 Berkley Prime Crime hb $10.95. A treat for crossword and chocolate lovers alike - with crossworld puzzles and recipes throughout.
  • Running With the Dead: A Chris Sinclair novel by Jay Brandon. 0765308932 Forge Mystery hb $24.95. Chris must succeed in the most high-pressure courtroom appearance of his career if he is to save his daughter Clarissa, bring justice to an old friend and make peace with the dead.
  • Flashback by Gary Braver. 0765302519 Forge Thriller hb $25.95. If you could relive your childhood, would you? What if an experimental Alzheimer's drug left you no choice?
  • The Story of Stone by N. M. Browne. 1582346550 Bloomsbury YA Fantasy hb $17.95. An adventure of fate and choice in a mythical world.
  • Glass Soup by Jonathan Carroll. 0765311798 Tor Fantasy hb $24.95. Exquisite novel of sunlit surrealism. Vincent and Isabelle, introduced in White Apples, once again must fight to restore the ever changing mosaic that we think is reality.
  • The Priest of Blood by Douglas Clegg. 0441013279 Ace Horror hb $19.95. First in the Vampyricon Trilogy, a unique blend of medieval barbarian fantasy and historical vampire tale.
  • Merian C. Cooper's King Kong: A Novel by Joe DeVito & Brad Strickland. 0312349157 St Martins Griffin SF tpb original $12.95. Authorized by the estate of Cooper, this novel is a full rewrite of the original 1932 novel of exploration and adventure. And of course the giant ape his own self.
  • Runner by William C. Dietz. 0441013260 Ace SF hb $24.95. In a crumbling future society, Jak Rebo is a runner - an interstellar courier - whose job starts out to deliver a future religious leader to his people, while avoiding assassins. Well written military sf.
  • In the Coils of the Snake: Book 3 of The Hollow Kingdom Trilogy by Clare B. Dunkle. 0805077472 Holt YA Fantasy hb $16.95. Miranda has waited her whole life to come home to the kingdom, but she never imagined she'd feel so alone there.
  • Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris. 0425205681 Berkley Prime Crime hb $23.95. Start of a new supernatural mystery series with a ptent mix of paranormal, humor, romance, ghosts and local color.
  • Outsiders edited by Nancy Holder & Nancy Kilpatrick. 0451460448 Roc Horror tpb original $14.95. Original anthology of 22 stories by Neil Gaiman, Joe R. Lansdale, John Shirley, Kathe Koje, Poppy Z. Brite, Bentley Little et al.
  • Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan. 0312873077 Tor Fantasy hb $29.95. Book eleven of the Wheel of Time saga. Also available in a $250 limited signed and numbered edition of 150 copies.
  • Hiding In the Mirror: The Mysterious Allure of Extra Dimensions by Lawrence M Krauss. 0670033952 Viking SF Reference hb $24.95. Examines popular culture's embrace, and misunderstanding, of topics such as black holes, other dimensions, alternate realities, string theory and controversial new theories of a universe more complex than we can sense.
  • Singer In the Snow by Louise Marley. 067005965X Viking YA SF hb $16.99. Nevya is an ice planet without technology, so cold that to be outside after nightfall is certain death. The people rely on their Singers, who are trained to channel psi energy through music to create heat and light.
  • Noir: Three Novels of Suspense by Richard Matheson. 0765311402 Forge Horror tpb $14.95. Contains three novels originally published in the 1950s at the start of Matheson's career that have been largely unavailable for decades: Someone is Bleeding; Fury on Sunday; Ride the Nightmare.
  • The Eternity Artifact by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. 0765314649 Tor SF hb $25.95. Five thousand years in the future, mankind has spread across thousands of worlds, and with more than a dozen different governments exist in an uneasy truce. Then a planet is discovered that appears to have been manufactured and abandoned long before humanity came along.
  • The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers, translated from the German by John Brownjohn. 1585677248 Overlook Fantasy hb $26.95. Welcome to the fantastic and wondrous world of Zamonia, populated by all manner of extraordinary characters. A Land of imaginative lunacy and adventure, wicked satire and epic fantasy, all mixed together and lavishly illustrated.
  • Colliding Forces by Constance O'Day-Flannery. 0765351021 Tor Paranormal fantasy romance pb original $6.99. A shapeshifter must make a choice between a secret that could end his career or the life of the woman he loves.
  • The Necessary Beggar by Susan Palwick. 076531097X Tor Fantasy hb $24.95. Compelling contemporary fantasy of a family cast out of an idyllic world who must learn how to live in our troubled world of America in the 21st century.
  • The Shaktra by Christopher Pike. 0765310996 Tor YA fantasy hb $17.95. Ali Warner is an American teen dealing with discovering she is a fairy queen who must battle in other worlds to protect her friends and Earth. Stand alone sequel to Alosha.
  • Thud! by Terry Pratchett. 0060815221 HarperCollins Fantasy hb $24.95. Discworld. Commander Sam Vines of the City Watch must solve the murder of a dwarf before the trolls and dwarves refight Koom Valley.
  • Four and Twenty Blackbirds by Cherie Priest. 076533081 Tor Horror tpb original $13.95. Atmospheric debut novel of Southern gothic horror. Engrossing contemporary tale of ghosts, death, lies and redemption.
  • King's Blood by Judith Tarr. 0451460456 Roc Fantasy tpb original $16.00. The fate of Britain lies in the hands of a princess of Scotland and the youngest son of the Conqueror. Both are gifted in magic, but only the blood of a king will cleanse the land from the evil that infects it.
  • Pale Death: A Lee Nez novel by David and Aimée Thurlo. 0765313855 Forge Mystery hb $23.95. Is there anything a Navajo half-vampire cop can't handle? Unique cultural take on the Nightwalkers.
  • Witch Dreams by Vivian Vande Velde. 0761452354 Marshall Cavendish YA Fantasy hb $15.95. Seeing into another person's dreams can sometimes solve a murder, if she can stay alive.
  • The Gate of Gods by Martha Wells. 0380977907 AvonEos fantasy hb $24.99. The third book of The Fall of Ile-Rien. Wonderful alternate worlds series.
  • Conventions of War: Dread Empire's Fall Book 3 by Walter Jon Williams. 0380820226 AvonEos SF pb original $7.99. Excellent space opera sequence.
  • The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp by Rick Yancy. 1582346933 Bloomsbury YA fantasy hb $16.95. Contemporary fantasy of an unforgettable new hero who save the world - by accident.
  • Night Train to Rigel by Timothy Zahn. 0765307162 Tor SF hb $24.95. Fast paced, suspenseful space adventure by a master of military hard science fiction.

PAPERBACK REPRINTS

  • Currant Events by Piers Anthony. 076534310X Tor Fantasy pb $6.99. Reprint.
  • Gravelight by Marion Zimmer Bradley. 0765346672 Tor Fantasy pb $6.99. Reprint.
  • The Unreasoning Mask by Philip José Farmer. 1585677159 Overlook SF tpb $14.95. Reissue.
  • Honey West: This Girl For Hire by G.G. Fickling. 1585676845 Overlook Mystery tpb $13.95. Reissue of the first of this classic PI series.
  • White Rose by R. Garcia y Robertson. 0812589580 Tor Timeslip Romance pb $6.99. Reprint.
  • The Ordinary by Jim Grimsley. 0765305291 Tor SF tpb $14.95. Reprint.
  • Hawkes Harbor by S. E. Hinton. 0765344726 Tor Horror pb $6.99. Reprint.
  • Black Brillion by Matthew Hughes. 0765350491 Tor Fantasy pb $6.99. Reprint.
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  • Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda™: The Attitude of Silence by Jeff Mariotte. 0765344114 Tor SF pb $6.99. Reprint.
  • The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley. 0441013252 Ace Fantasy tpb $13.95. Reissue.
  • The Green Futures of Tycho by William Sleator. Tor YA SF pb $5.99. Reprint.
  • The Wizard by Gene Wolfe. 0765314703 Tor Fantasy tpb $14.95. Reprint.
  • The Dragon's Son: Dragonvarld Book 2 by Margaret Weis. 0765343916 Tor Fantasy pb $7.99. Reprint.
  • Dark of the Sun by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. 0765311038 Tor Horror tpb $15.95. Reprint of a Saint Germain vampire novel.
  • The Green and the Gray by Timothy Zahn. 0765346451 Tor SF pb $7.99. Reprint.

NOVEMBER

  • The Ladies' Oracle by Cornelius Agrippa. 1596910496 Bloomsbury Fantasy hb $9.95. Like its descendants the Ouiji board and the Magic 8 Ball™ this alchemical classic, first published in the 16th century, divines answers to questions inquisitive women through the ages have asked about life and love.
  • Delete All Suspects by Donna Andrews. 042520569X Berkley Prime Crime hb $23.95. New techno-cozy featuring Turing, an almost sentient computer, who helps a PI solve cases. Part Nero Wolfe and part HAL9000.
  • The Magical Worlds of Narnia: A Treasury of Myths, Legends and Fascinating Facts by David Colbert. 0425205630 Berkley Fantasy tpb original $14.00. First time in print for this guide to the origins of the classic books.
  • The Skyborn by Paul Collins. 0765312735 Tor Starscape YA SF novel $17.95. Second in this fun series of colony ships and post apocalyptic Earth begun in The Earthborn.
  • Touched By Venom: Book One of the Dragon Temple Saga by Janine Cross. 0451460480 Roc Fantasy tpb original $14.00. A dark, powerful debut novel by this new Canadian writer.
  • Undead and Unreturnable by MaryJanice Davidson. 0425508168 Berkley Sensation Paranormal Horror romance hb $21.95. Though she's the vampire queen, Betsy Taylor is more like a princess in this wickedly humorous novel of a high maintenance monarch coming to grips with her new status.
  • Memories of Ice: Book 3 of The Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson. 0765314320 or 0765310031 Tor Fantasy hb or tpb $27.95 or $14.95. First US and first hardback edition of this epic fantasy. The best epic fantasy series going.
  • The Red Judge by Pauline Fisk. 1582349528 Bloomsbury YA fantasy hb $16.95. Poignant story of an unloved boy becomes an unforgettable take, interweaving Welch myth, magic and beauty.
  • Dragon's Eye by James A. Hetley. 0441013287 Ace Fantasy tpb original $14.00. Contemporary fantasy loosely related to his earlier books, The Summer Country and The Winter Oak.
  • Hot Spell by Emma Holly, Lora Leigh, Shiloh Walker & Meljean Brook. 0425206157 Berkley Sensation Paranormal romance tpb original $14.00. Four steamy novellas venture into a world where the dark passions and voracious appetites of vampires, werewolves, demons, and a few undaunted mortals combine.
  • Dragon Champion by E. E. Knight. 0451460472 Roc Fantasy tpb original $14.00. Book one of The Age of Fire from the author of the acclaimed Vampire Earth series.
  • Counting Heads by David Marusek. 0765312670 Tor SF hb $24.95. Extraordinary debut novel from this acclaimed short fiction author. The year is 2134 and the Information Age has matured into the Boutique Economy, in which mass production and mass consumption are rendered obsolete.
  • Seeker by Jack McDevitt. 0441013295 Ace SF hb $24.95. With last year's Polaris McDevitt reacquainted us with Alex Benedict, originally introduced in A Talent For War. Now Alex has to solve a riddle of a lost colony that leads to the very edge of known space.
  • Triad by Terry McGarry. 0765304295 Tor Fantasy $27.95. The magic steeped realm of Eiden Myr has come under attack from the outerlands and the warding shield will fall. The sweeping conclusion to Illumination and The Binder's Road.
  • Harrowing the Dragon by Patricia A. McKillip. 0441013600 Ace Fantasy hb $23.95. Collection of 25 years of short fiction from the World Fantasy Award™ winning author. Another fabulous Kinuko Craft cover.
  • Learning the World by Ken MacLeod. 0765313316 Tor SF hb $24.95. First US edition. A dramatic novel of humanity's far future coming of age.
  • Where's My Cow? by Terry Pratchett. 038560937X Doubleday Fantasy hb $16.95. At six o'clock every day, without fail, with no excuses, Commander Vimes must go home to read Where's My Cow?, with all the right farmyard noises, to his little boy. There are some things you just have to do. Children's illustrated picture book, companion to Thud!
  • Fifty Degrees Below by Kim Stanley Robinson. 0553803123 Bantam Spectra SF hb $25.00. The second of three linked novels set in the strife-torn world of big science, big business and corrupt politics. Follows: Forty Signs of Rain.
  • Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda™ Book 6: Paradise Drift by Sherwood Smith. 0765304880 Tor SF hb $24.95. An original adventure based upon the exciting TV series.
  • End of the Beginning by Harry Turtledove. 0451216687 NAL SF hb $25.95. In this alternate history of World War II, the Japanese follow up the Pearl Harbor attack with the successful occupation of Hawaii.
  • Master of Dragons by Margaret Weis. 0765304708 Tor Fantasy hb $24.95. Volume three of her Dragonvald Trilogy. Two renegade dragons have hatched a plan to enslave all mankind.
  • How to Survive A Robot Uprising: Tips on Defending Yourself Against the Coming Rebellion by Daniel H. Wilson. 1582345925 Bloomsbury SF humor hb $14.95. How do you spot a robot mimicking a human? How do you recognize and deactivate a rebel servant robot? How do you escape a murderous ‘smart' house? In this dryly hilarious survival guide worried humans can learn the keys to quashing a robot mutiny.
  • Infernal: A Repairman Jack Novel by F. Paul Wilson. 0765312751 Forge horror hb $25.95. The ninth Repairman Jack novel brims with murder, international terrorism, sibling rivalry and a truly infernal device.
  • Orphans of Chaos by John C. Wright. 0765311313 Tor Fantasy hb $24.95. Five orphans, raised in a strict British boarding school, discover they are not ordinary human beings. The students do not age, while the world outside does.

PAPERBACK REPRINTS

  • When Gravity Fails by George Alec Effinger. 0765313588 Tor Orb SF tpb $13.95. Reprint of a classic.
  • Bloody Bones: An Anita Blake Vampire Hunter novel by Laurell K. Hamilton. 0425205673 Berkley Horror hb $22.95. Reissue in harback.
  • Frameship by Robert Sawyer. 0765313162 Tor SF tpb $14.95, Reprint.

DECEMBER

  • Shapers of Darkness by David B. Coe. 0312878109 Tor Fantasy hb $25.95. Book 4 of Winds of the Forelands.
  • S Is For Silence by Sue Grafton. 0399152970 Putnam Mystery hb $26.95. Kinsey Milhone investigates the 34 year old disappearance of a single mother on behalf of the daughter and, as always, discovers suspense and misadventure.
  • Space Cadet by Robert E. Heinlein. 0765314509 Tor SF hb $23.95. Reissue of this seminal novel of a young man's education as a member of the Solar patrol.
  • Deryni Checkmate by Katherine Kurtz. 0441013414 Ace Fantasy hb $24.95. First time in hardback. Revised and expanded edition of her second novel.
  • Silver May Tarnish by Andre Norton and Lyn McConchie. 0765306379 Tor Fantasy hb $24.95. An exciting, magical new novel of Witch World. Sadly with Norton's recent death this could be her last novel. Sequel to: The Duke's Ballad.
  • Anime From Akira to Howl's Moving Castle: Experiencing Contemporary Japanese Animation by Susan J. Napier. 1403970521 Palgrave Reference tpb $17.95. A new edition of a groundbreaking classic portraying the important social and cultural themes of the art form.
  • Havoc by R. J. Pineiro. 0765308339 Forge thriller hb $27.95. A cautionary tale about the dangers of nanoweapons from this Austin engineer.
  • Platinum Pohl: The Collected Best Stories by Frederik Pohl. 0312875274 Tor SF hb $27.95. This definitive collection, selecting his finest work, is a treasury of brilliantly entertaining science fiction. Includes classics like: The Gold at the Starbow's End, Shaffery Among the Immortals, Servant of the People, The Meeting (With C.M. Kornbluth), Fermi and Frost and many, many others.
  • The Rosetta Codex by Richard Paul Russo. 0441013309 Ace SF tpb original $14.95. A young man whose family was killed when their starship was destroyed, survives slavery on a remote planet while discovering the key to communication with the alien races.
  • Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered by Maggie Shayne. 0425205762 Berkley Sensation Paranormal fantasy romance tpb original $13.00. Collection of 3 entertaining tales of paranormal romance.
  • Coyote Frontier by Allen Steele. 0441013317 Ace SF hb $24.95. The revolution that won Coyote's independence from Earth is 20 years past, but can the human race settle a new world without bringing the problems of the world it left behind.

PAPERBACK REPRINTS

  • The Prestige by Christopher Priest. 0312858868 Tor Fantasy tpb $14.95. Reprint of a World Fantasy Award™ winning novel.

JANUARY

  • Nothing But Trouble by Michael McGarrity. 052594916X Dutton Mystery hb $24.95. Santa Fe Police Chief Kevin Kerney is back in the tenth amd most textured novel in this acclaimed mystery series.
  • Purity of Blood: Book 2 of The Adventures of Captain Alatriste by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. 0399153209 Putnam Mystery hb $23.95. Continues the heroic feats of a principled seventeenth century swordsman who continues to survive religious and political conspiracies during the Inquisition.
 
     
 
 

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