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Events and News from Borderlands Books


Chapter One - Event Information, News, and Special Feature

LATE BREAKING NEWS - Wednesday, February 16th, at 12:00 PM, Michael Cadnum drop-by signing

Friday, February 18th - Monday, February 21st, PantheaCon 2005

Friday, February 18th - Sunday, February 20th, WonderCon 2005

Saturday, February 26th at 4 PM, Leisure Books signing party with Christine Feehan, Melanie Jackson, H. R. Knight, Liz Maverick, Mary Ann Mitchell, and Susan Squires

Friday, March 4th - Sunday, March 6th, Potlatch 2005

Saturday, March 5th at 4 PM, Kage Baker reading and signing THE GRAVEYARD GAME and THE LIFE OF THE WORLD TO COME

Saturday, March 26th at 2 PM, Mark Scott Zicree reading and signing MAGIC TIME: GHOSTLANDS

Sunday, March 27th at 2 PM, Frank Robinson presentation on the history of the pulp magazine

Tuesday, March 29th - Sunday, April 3rd, Fearless Tales Genre Fest

(for more information check the end of this section)


A long-standing landmark in Berkeley, Cody's Books ( ) is coming to San Francisco, where they'll be going head-to-head with Borders Books on Union Square.  The new location will open in August at the corner of Stockton St. at Market, right across the street from the Apple store and next door to the Virgin MegaStore.  It's an interesting change from the pattern of the last decade in which chain stores would stake out prime locations and contribute to the demise of local independents.  Only time will tell if it's possible for an independent to turn the tables.

(Well, maybe not so dark, but definitely a secret.)  In her newsletter Lisa writes:

"As some of you on this mailing list know, this past year I published a novel under a pseudonym.  I promised several people on the list that I would tell them my pseudonym before the hardcover went out of print.  Since the paperback is coming out in March, I figure now is the time.  The book is DAUGHTER OF EXILE, and my pseudonym is Isabel Glass (I borrowed the name Isabel from Point Isabel, the dog park where I walk my dog).

My editor wanted me to use a pseudonym for DAUGHTER OF EXILE because it's a little different from other books I've written.  In this novel, I wanted to write something ambitious that reached back to the roots of high fantasy myths, folktales, and stories of people coming into power and responsibility.  Naturally the book was labeled "Romantic Fantasy."  Because of that, reviewers more or less ignored it. (There were a few brave, notable exceptions.  Patricia McKillip called it "an intriguing and fast-paced journey," which made me very happy.  Kirkus Review described it as "ingeniously plotted, tellingly detailed.")

Currently, DAUGHTER OF EXILE is available in hardcover. The paperback will be out in March.  And in July, THE DIVIDED CROWN, a second novel by Isabel Glass, will be coming out in hardcover."

(From the Brazen Hussies Newsletter - News from Lisa Goldstein, Michaela Roessner, and Pat Murphy)


Prolific science fiction author Jack L. Chalker passed away Friday, February 11th.  Chalker published over 60 science fiction or fantasy novels and anthologies, and was nominated for the Hugo Award 4 times.  Click here to read SWFA's obituary: ( ).

From The Office

Last month we asked you all a number of questions about changes that we've been considering making at the store.  When I sent those questions out I wasn't expecting the number of replies that we got nor was I expecting the sheer number of great suggestions that people had to give.  However, the biggest and most pleasant surprise were all the kind and complimentary things that people had to say about us.  It really gave everyone on the staff a big smile and a great sense of satisfaction that so many of you like what we're doing.

One customer commented that they would really like to see the results of the survey (if one can dignify it with such an official term).  I think that feeling may be shared by a few of you and so I'm going to include it here.  I'm not going to include all the suggestions that were sent because they would take too much space to list, but I am going to list the ones that multiple people made.

At total of 40 people replied to the survey.

On the subject of the mylar dust jacket covers ("Brodarts", as we call them around here) the majority of people said they would miss them if we stopped putting them on (27 out of 40).  10 people said that they didn't care one way or the other and 2 people said that they actively disliked them.  I asked the people who like the covers an additional question, which was how they would feel if we put them on by request when the book was sold and 16 people of the 27 said that would be OK with them.

On the question of whether we should offer free wireless internet access, 15 people said yes and 7 said no.  One interesting thing is that 6 of the people who said no mentioned a concern that people would take advantage of the access, fill up the (admittedly scant) seating at the store, and make it difficult for people who were shopping.  Though I hadn't thought of it, this seems a valid concern.

As to whether we should keep stocking jewelry replies were mixed with 12 saying no and 9 yes.

On the topic of continuing to carry DVDs, people were more clear with 16 in favor and 7 against.  Likewise, the idea of stocking Anime was supported by 15 people and opposed by 7.

The question of extending our hours and where to extend them netted a number of different answers which I'll list in order of popularity and with the number of votes to the right of the suggestion -

Stay open later on weekends - 11
Stay open later in general - 7
Open earlier in general - 5
Open earlier on the weekends - 4
Open earlier and stay open later in general - 3
Stay open later on an occasional basis - 2
Open earlier and stay open later on the weekends - 1
Stay open later on weekdays - 1

And 6 people thought that our hours were fine as they are.  That, as they say, is what makes horse races.

Now we move on to the suggestions.  The number of people who made each suggestion appears in parentheses after the suggestion.

Stock more obscure DVD titles and build a deeper selection of DVDs (4)
Stock more magazines (4)
Have coffee and tea year round (i.e. not just during the holidays) and charge a small fee (or request a donation) (4)
Set up a publicly accessible computer terminal to search books-in-print and our store inventory (3)
Have more shelf cards indicating staff suggestions (3)
Make the staff recommendation section more obvious / expand it (3)
Make top ten lists of sub-genre titles like Hard SF, Extreme Horror, Urban Fantasy, GLBT, etc. (2)
Expand the seating area at the back of the store (2)

And my favorite . . . More hairless cats (2)

In closing, though a small business is far from a democracy, it's very important to me that we give you what you want.  Some of the items on this survey may be impossible due to financial or time constraints and some of them may turn out to be unworkable for other reasons but you can expect to see some changes at Borderlands over the next year.  I want to thank everyone who took the time to share their opinions and ideas with me.  You've made my job so much easier.

Alan Beatts

Book Club Info

The Gay Men's Book Club will meet on Sunday, March 15th, at 5 pm to discuss a book TBA.  Please contact the group leader, Christopher Rodriguez, at, for more information.

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club will meet on Sunday, February 20th at 6 pm to discuss ZEITGEIST by Bruce Sterling. The book for March is BEYOND THE BLUE EVENT HORIZON by Frederik Pohl.  Please contact Jude at for more information.

Upcoming Event Details

LATE BREAKING NEWS - Wednesday, February 16th, at 12:00 PM, Michael Cadnum drop-by signing - Michael Cadnum, author of more than twenty books for adults and young adults including ST. PETER'S WOLF and IN A DARK WOOD, will be dropping by to sign books.  If you can't make it the signing, feel free to drop your books off with us to be signed or inscribed.  Call us at 415 824-8203 or toll-free 888 893-4008 for more details.

Friday, February 18th - Monday, February 21st, PantheaCon 2005 - Borderlands will once again have a table at PantheaCon, the only annual pagan convention in the Western US.  The Con takes place at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose.  If you're coming to the convention, be sure to say "hi".  For more info see ( )

Friday, February 18th - Sunday, February 20th, WonderCon 2005 - And because we are gluttons for punishment, Borderlands will also have a table the same weekend at WonderCon, the first major comics convention of the year, at Moscone Center.  This is our first year at WonderCon, and we're excited that we'll be hosting signings at our booth with author Jeff Mariotte.( ) on Saturday at 12:30 pm and AMERICAN SPLENDOR creator Harvey Pekar ( ) on Friday at 2 pm and Saturday at 5 pm.  For more information on WonderCon, see ( ).

Saturday, February 26th at 4 pm Leisure Books signing party with authors Christine Feehan, Melanie Jackson, H. R. Knight, Liz Maverick, Mary Ann Mitchell, and Susan Squires

Borderlands is excited to host a signing party for the dark romance and horror authors of Leisure Books.  Don't miss this chance to meet Christine Feehan, Melanie Jackson, H. R. Knight, Liz Maverick, Mary Ann Mitchell, and Susan Squires!  Refreshments will be served.

Christine Feehan: RT BOOKclub Career Achievement Award Winner, Five-time winner of the PEARL Award for Best Overall Paranormal, Two-time winner of the Waldenbooks award for Bestselling Paranormal -
Christine Feehan's Dark saga, featuring immortal Carpathians, is the hottest-selling paranormal series on the market.  She has been on all the national bestseller lists and won numerous awards for her deeply sensual and darkly imagined novels.
"The reigning queen of the paranormal romance." -Publishers Weekly
Preview DARK DESTINY at ( )

Melanie Jackson: Melanie Jackson has won critical acclaim for her Wildside series, a clever blend of fantasy and romance.  DIVINE FIRE, her February release, tells the story of Lord Byron, made immortal by Dr. Frankenstein in the nineteenth century.  Only now, Frankenstein has raised an army of zombies and is out to destroy all the "monsters" he created in the past.  
"Like Laurell K. Hamilton, Melanie Jackson takes romance to a different, darker place with results that are both edgy and entertaining." -
Preview TRAVELER at ( )

H. R. Knight: H. R. Knight is an incredibly versatile author whose debut novel, WHAT ROUGH BEAST, brings together Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who must work together to purge a demon terrorizing the streets of London.
"Fans of the exploits of Sherlock Holmes, Houdini, and fin de siècle adventure will salivate at this blend of fantasy, alternate history, horror, and mystery." -Lisa DuMond, SF Site
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Liz Maverick: Liz Maverick has been featured in USA Today and Cosmopolitan magazine for her vibrant voice and strong characters.  She helped kick off Leisure's first action-romance series with THE SHADOW RUNNERS last spring and is currently working on her next book, CRIMSON CITY, the first title in a new paranormal series feature vampires, werewolves, mechs and more!
"Ms. Maverick writes a unique, taut, exciting tale." -The Best Reviews
"Full of suspense, adventure, and an explosive romance, THE SHADOW RUNNERS is a book not to be missed." -Romance Reviews Today

Mary Ann Mitchell: Winner of the International Horror Guild Award.The Marquis de Sade has always been a fascinating subject, but when award-winning author Mary Ann Mitchell turned him into a vampire, his popularity skyrocketed.  In the latest addition to the Sade series, THE VAMPIRE DE SADE, the infamous marquis travels to New Orleans, where he tangles with Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau.
"An underground heir to Anne Rice's throne.  ... [Mitchell's de Sade is] one of the most coolest, strongest, and most interesting vampires in the genre." -The Horror Fiction Review
Preview THE VAMPIRE DE SADE at ( )

Susan Squires: Two-time RT BOOKclub Reviewers‚ Choice Award winner, PRISM Award winner for Best Dark Paranormal.  Whether conjuring a witch who lives in the Dark Ages of Britain, evoking the gritty glamour of a vampire in the Regency era, or bringing us into the future filled with dazzling scientific possibilities, Susan Squires draws a fascinating and unique story fraught with magic and hope.
"Be prepared for a very different vampire story, a wholly original new take on the old legends." -The Romance Readers Connection on SACRAMENT
Preview SACRAMENT at ( )

Friday, March 4th - Sunday, March 6th, Potlatch 2005 - The conventions continue with Potlatch, one of the few (only?) conventions with a book of honor instead of a guest.  This year the book is A SCANNER DARKLY by Philip K. Dick.  We'll have a table in the dealers' room and Alan will be moderating a panel on Cops in the Future (time TBA but probably sometime in the am).  For more info about Potlatch, see ( ).

Saturday, March 5th at 4 PM, Kage Baker reading and signing THE GRAVEYARD GAME and THE LIFE OF THE WORLD TO COME - Everyone at Borderlands is really excited that THE GRAVEYARD GAME (the fourth of Kage's "Company" novels) is back in print and even more excited to host a reading with her.  The "Company" novels, which detail the exploits of the immortal cyborg operatives of the shadowy Dr. Zeus company, are some of the best time-travel novels that we've ever run across.  In THE GRAVEYARD GAME, the reader starts to discover the larger shape of the Company's operations and discovers just how ruthless they are and THE LIFE OF THE WORLD TO COME delves even deeper into the Company's secrets.

Saturday, March 26th at 2 PM, Mark Scott Zicree reading and signing MAGIC TIME: GHOSTLANDS - We're happy to host, for the first time, author and screenwriter Mark Scott Zicree for a reading and signing of the third novel in his Magic Time series.  What would happen if one day all the machines stopped working and magic came back into the world?  That's the premise for the Magic Time books and it's bound to appeal to fans of the Bordertown series and Charles de Lint's work.

Sunday, March 27th at 2 PM, Frank Robinson presentation on the history of the pulp magazine. - Modern Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy truly began with the pulp magazines of the early 20th century.  This was where writers like Lovecraft, Howard, Heinlein, and Asimov got their starts and in many ways, the history of the pulps is the history of the first half of these genres.

Though best known as the author of numerous novels (most recently THE DONOR), Frank is also one of the world's foremost experts on the pulp magazine of the 1910s to 1940s.  He also has one of the finest collections in the United States.  On Sunday he'll be giving an informal presentation on the history of the pulps as well as bringing some gems from his personal collection.  Don't miss this rare opportunity if you are a collector (or have ever thought of collecting pulps) or, for that matter, if you are interested in the history of the SF, Horror, and Fantasy field.

Tuesday, March 29th - Sunday, April 3rd, Fearless Tales Genre Fest - Borderlands is a proud sponsor of the Fearless Tales Genre Film Festival.  In this, their second year, they'll once again takes over local theaters with indi Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror films.  This year they'll be at both the Victoria and Castro theaters with a full slate of great films and discussions.  This year's recipient of the Fearless Vision award is John Landis, who will be on hand Friday evening for a screening of his classic AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON and will be giving a rare on stage interview followed by a Q & A session.  For more information, see ( ).

Borderlands event policy - all events are free of charge.  You are welcome to bring copies of an author's books purchased elsewhere to be autographed (but we do appreciate it if you purchase something while at the event), except for some special events.  For most events you are welcome to bring as many books as you wish for autographs.  If you are unable to attend the event, we will be happy to have a copy of the author's book signed or inscribed for you.  We can then either hold it until you can come in to pick it up or we can ship it to you.  Just give us a call or drop us an email.  If you live out of town, you can also ship us books from your collection to be signed.  Call or email for details.

Chapter Two - Book Listings

Small Press Features

MELINDA by Neil Gaiman (Hill House, Signed, Numbered Limited Edition (1000 copies) Oversized Hardcover, $90.00) - What an incredibly beautiful book!  More poetry than prose, and wholly original.  From Hill House: "Hill House is pleased to announce the publication of a completely new graphic story, written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Dagmara Matuszak.  MELINDA is a haunting tale of a young girl living alone in a world of rot and decay--her only companions are the feral animals that rove the deserted ruins....Every page of this volume features the truly beautiful illustrations of Dagmara Matuszak.  The black-and-white illustrations bring to life the bleak landscape that Melinda calls home.  The color illustrations, each one separately printed and hand-laid onto the pages, are both lush and jarring at the same time.
The production values of this edition are in keeping with Hill House's previous Neil Gaiman titles.  The dimensions of this hardcover book are 8" x 10" and it features over sixty pages.  The paper is a unique flecked stock imported from Germany.  The cover of the book features a hand-laid illustration and all color illustrations within are hand-laid onto the page as well." 

DRY SALVAGES by Caitlin R. Kiernan (Subterranean, Signed, Numbered Limited (250 copies) First Edition Hardcover, $40.00) - This science fiction novel comes with the exclusive chapbook THE WORM IN MY MIND’S EYE (a mixture of fiction and nonfiction), and the CD “Nyarlathotep, The Crawling Chaos”.

TERMINAL by Brian Keene (Bloodletting Press, Signed, Numbered Limited (400 copies) First Edition Hardcover, $45.00) - This book is out of print already, so get yours quickly!

UNDER THE PENITENCE by Mary Gentle (PS-B, Signed, Numbered, Limited Edition (300 copies) Hardcover, $40.00, and Signed, Numbered Limited Edition (500 copies) Trade Paperback, $16.00) - A novella set in the world of Ash.

ACQUAINTED WITH THE NIGHT edited by Barbara Roden (Ash-Tree Press, Limited (400 copies) First Edition Hardcover, $48.50)

IN THE NIGHT ROOM by Peter Straub (Borderlands Press, Signed, Numbered Limited (350 copies) Edition Hardcover, $50.00)

A LITTLE YELLOW BOOK OF FEVERED STORIES by Al Sarrantonio (Borderlands Press, Signed, Limited (500 copies) Edition Undersized Hardcover, w/o dust jacket as issued, $20.00)

TURNS & CHANCES by Juliet E. McKenna ((PS-B, Signed, Numbered, Limited Edition (300 copies) Hardcover, $40.00, and Signed, Numbered Limited Edition (500 copies) Trade Paperback, $16.00)

THE POCKET AND THE PENDANT by Mark Jeffrey (Lulu, Trade Paperback, $16.95)

LADY CHURCHILL’S ROSEBUD WRISTLET Number 15 edited by Kelly Link (Small Beer Press, Chapbook, $5.00)

THE LOVECRAFT CHRONICLES edited by Peter Cannon (Mythos, Trade Paperback, $15.00)

MERCURY by Caitlin R. Kiernan (Subterranean, Signed, Numbered, Limited (400 copies) First Edition Chapbook, $12.00)

New and Notable

THE ALGEBRAIST by Iain M. Banks (Time Warner UK, Audio Book on CD, $29.51) - Even abridged, this 6-CD set runs about 7 hours.  Perfect for your commute until additional copies of the book come in!

PHILIP K. DICK CD, DISCS 1 & 2: NOTES FOR A WORK IN PROGRESS AND 1974 INTERVIEW by Philip K. Dick (Michael Sheppard, CD, $16.95) - A 2-disc audio CD box with the voice of enigmatic literary science fiction master Philip K. Dick.  Disc One features Dick's audio notes for a work in progress; Disc Two features a 1974 interview with Dick done by Paul Williams.

THE CONFUSION - THE BAROQUE CYCLE, VOL. 2 by Neal Stephenson (William Morrow, Signed Numbered Limited (1000 copies) Edition Oversized Hardcover, $200.00) -   Not the true first, but a truly limited, signed, slipcased edition.  Book and slipcase bound in lovely Japanese silk.  Printed on heavy paperstock, oversized 7x10 trim size, with two-color printing throughout.  Designed by Hill House.

CHAINFIRE - SWORD OF TRUTH, VOL. 9 by Terry Goodkind (Tor, Signed, Numbered, Limited Edition (74 copies), $200, and Signed Trade Hardcover, $29.95) - The trades are signed by Goodkind in red ink, for the curious.

DIAMOND DOGS, TURQUOISE DAYS by Alastair Reynolds (Ace, Hardcover, $22.95)

HEIR OF STONE - CLOUDMAGES, VOL. 3 by S. L. Farrell (DAW, Hardcover, $23.95)

THE MYRIAD - TOUR OF THE MERRIMACK, VOL. 1 by R.M. Meluch (DAW, Hardcover, $23.95)

ONE FOR SORROW, TWO FOR JOY by Clive Woodall (Ace, Hardcover, $19.95)

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS by H.G. Wells (HarperCollins, Hardcover, $24.99)

ORDERMASTER by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor, Hardcover, $27.95)

DEADHOUSE GATES - MALAZAN BOOK OF THE FALLEN VOL. 2 by Steven Erikson (Tor, Hardcover, $25.95)

DEATHSTALKER CODA - DEATHSTALKER, VOL. 8 by Simon R. Green (Roc, Hardcover, $23.95)

DESTROYER - FOREIGNER, VOL. 7 by C.J. Cherryh (DAW, Hardcover, $24.95)

THE ROSE OF THE WORLD - FOOL’S GOLD, VOL. 3 by Jude Fisher (DAW, Hardcover, $23.95)

PHANTOM NIGHTS by John Farris (Forge, Hardcover, $24.95)

IRON TREE - CROWTHISTLE CHRONICLES, VOL. 1 by Cecilia Dart-Thornton (Tor, Hardcover, $24.95)

THE FIELD GUIDE - SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES, VOL. 1 by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black (Simon and Schuster, Other Hardcover, $9.95)

RETURN OF THE BUNNY SUICIDES by Andy Riley (Plume, Other Softcover, $10.00)

CREATURES OF THE NIGHT by Neil Gaiman (Dark Horse, Oversized Hardcover, $12.95)

YEAR OF OUR WAR by Steph Swainston (Eos, Trade Paperback, $13.95) - Jude swears that she already wrote a review for this book, but since she can't locate it, here goes again. . ."This is the newest book that I'm recommending to China Mieville fans desperate for some more 'new weird'.  And boy, is it weird.  Winged (and flying) messenger and drug addict Jant Shira, also known as Comet, navigates a twisted warren of his own complex desires and others' politics.  It's really too complicated to go into in depth, but basically there is a small group of Immortals helping humanity fight a centuries-old war against the mindless, creepy, ruthless, human-sized insect enemy.  These Immortals are not invulnerable; they can be killed, or worse, they can have their immortality revoked by the Emperor who gave it them in the first place.  Comet euthanizes the dying King with an overdose of Comet's drug of choice, cat, which is apparently the fantasy novel version of heroin with hallucinogenic properties.  This sends the King to the alternate Place that overdoses end up . . . also the place that Comet visits when he's done too much . . . but since Comet's immortal, he gets to come back.  This whole other world may or may not be a hallucination, but as the book continues, it seems that perhaps there is a leak from one world to another.  I haven't space to describe all the machinations and political infighting of this sprawling and quite extraordinary novel, and really, you don't need to hear me re-tell it.  The book does have some first novel problems, not the least of which is a drop-you-off-a-cliff-what-the-heck-just-happened?-ending, but fortunately, there will be a sequel later this year." Recommended by Jude and Jeremy.

THE CRAZY YEARS: REFLECTIONS OF A SCIENCE FICTION ORIGINAL by Spider Robinson (Benbella, Trade Paperback, $14.95) - This collection of Robinson's articles combines humor, wisdom, and deeply cutting social commentary and gives a tantalizing glimpse inside the mind of the creator of Callahan's Bar.  Recommended by Alan.

DREAMS MADE FLESH by Anne Bishop (Roc, Trade Paperback, $16.00) - Four brand-new stories set in the world of the Black Jewels trilogy.

THE TRUE GAME by Sheri S. Tepper (Ace, Trade Paperback, $15.95) - The trilogy is finally back in print!  Now we just have to wait for someone to reprint the MAVIN books.

THE BOOK OF FLYING by Keith Miller (Riverhead, Trade Paperback, $14.00)

TALES OF THE TAORMIN by Cheryl Franklin (DAW, Trade Paperback, $14.00)

BUG JACK BARRON by Norman Spinrad (Overlook, Trade Paperback, $14.95)

THE COMPLETE RODERICK by John Sladek (Overlook, Trade Paperback, $17.95)

THE COVENANT RISING - DREAMTIME VOL. 1 by Stan Nicholls (Eos, Trade Paperback, $14.95)

WOLVES OF THE CALLA - DARK TOWER VOL. 5 by Stephen King (Scribner, Trade Paperback, $18.95)

TALES OF HUMAN WASTE - TRANSMETROPOLITAN by Warren Ellis (Vertigo/DC Comics, Trade Paperback, $9.95)

BALANCE OF TRADE by Sharon Lee (Meisha Merlin, Trade Paperback, $16.95)

CITIES IN FLIGHT by James Blish (Overlook, Trade Paperback, $16.95)

FREK AND THE ELIXIR by Rudy Rucker (Tor, Trade Paperback, $14.95)

THE GRAVEYARD GAME - COMPANY, VOL. 4 by Kage Baker (Tor, Trade Paperback, $14.95)

THE MEQ by Steve Cash (Del Rey, Trade Paperback, $13.95)

DARK MATTER: READING THE BONES edited by Sheree R. Thomas (Aspect, Trade Paperback, $14.95)

THE COLLECTED SHORT FICTION OF C.J. CHERRYH by C.J. Cherryh (DAW, Trade Paperback, $15.95)

ALPHABET OF THORN by Patricia A. McKillip (Ace, Trade Paperback, $14.00)

PHAROS by Alice Thompson (Berkley, Trade Paperback, $12.00)

CHILL FACTOR - WEATHER WARDEN VOL. 3 by Rachel Caine (Roc, Mass Market, $6.99)

CONSTELLATIONS edited by Peter Crowther (DAW, Mass Market, $6.99)

FLESH GOTHIC by Edward Lee (Leisure, Mass Market, $6.99)

MAGE OF CLOUDS - CLOUDMAGES, VOL. 2 by S.L. Farrell (DAW, Mass Market, $6.99)

WHAT ROUGH BEAST by H. R. Knight (Leisure, Mass Market, $6.99) - See event description above.

SISTER OF THE DEAD by Barb Hendee (Roc, Mass Market, $7.50)

SCORPIO - SCORPIO, VOL. 1 by Alex McDonough (BP Books, Mass Market, $6.99)

MAN IN THE MAZE by Robert Silverberg (ibooks, Mass Market, $6.99)

WOLF IN THE NIGHT - TALES OF THE WOLVES, VOL. 7 by Tara K. Harper (Del Rey, Mass Market, $6.99)

PANDORA’S STAR by Peter F. Hamilton (Del Rey, Mass Market, $7.99)

FORGE OF THE TITAN by Steve White (Baen, Mass Market, $7.99)

THIS SCEPTER’D ISLE by Mercedes Lackey (Baen, Mass Market, $7.99)

CATSWORLD PORTAL by Shirley Rousseau Murphy (Eos, Mass Market, $6.99)

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UNDEAD by Kim Harrison (HarperTorch, Mass Market, $6.99)

GEODESICA: ASCENT by Sean Williams (Ace, Mass Market, $7.99)

HUMAN RESOURCE - INCONSTANT MOON, VOL. 1 by Pierce Askegren (Ace, Mass Market, $6.99)

STORY TELLER by Amy Thomson (Ace, Mass Market, $7.99)

13 PHANTASMS AND OTHER STORIES by James P. Blaylock (Ace, Mass Market, $6.99)

SCIENCE FICTION: THE BEST OF 2004 edited by Karen Haber and Jonathan Strahan (ibooks, Mass Market, $7.99)

FANTASY: THE BEST OF 2004 edited by Karen Haber and Jonathan Strahan (ibooks, Mass Market, $7.99)

DEATHSTALKER RETURN - - DEATHSTALKER VOL. 7 by Simon R. Green (Roc, Mass Market, $7.99)

MCCADE ON THE RUN by William C. Dietz (Ace, Mass Market, $14.00)

PATTERN RECOGNITION by William Gibson (Berkley, Mass Market, $7.99)

SOUL WEAVER - BRIDGE OF D’ARNATH, VOL. 3 by Carol Berg (Roc, Mass Market, $7.99)

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