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DISPATCHES FROM THE BORDER
Events and News from Borderlands Books
Chapter One - Event Information, News, and Special Features
M. Clark, Paul Groendes, and Jay Lake ILLUSTRATION/LITERATION event, Now!
through Friday, March 12th approx. 2-6 P.M. daily, Reception Saturday, March
13th at 7 P.M.
FEARLESS TALES GENRE FEST, Thursday, March 11th through Sunday, March 14th
S.T. Joshi, LORD DUNSANY'S IN THE LAND OF TIME AND OTHER FANTASY TALES, Saturday, March 20th at 2 P.M.
Frank Chigas, THE DAMP CHAMBER, and Simon Wood, DRAGGED INTO DARKNESS, Saturday, March 20th at 6 P.M.
Tim Pratt, LITTLE GODS, Sunday, March 21st at 2 P.M.
Terry Bisson, DEAR ABBEY, and Carter Scholz, THE AMOUNT TO CARRY, Saturday, March 27th at 2 P.M.
Stephen Jones and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF VAMPIRES (NEW EDITION), Tuesday, April 6th at 7 PM
Rudy Rucker, FREK AND THE ELIXER, Saturday, April 17th at 2 P.M.
MORBID CURIOSITY, Saturday, May 15th from 3-6 P.M.
(for more information check the end of this section)
FEAST FOR CROWS by George R.R. Martin, the fourth book in the Song of Ice
and Fire series, has been delayed again. The new release date is now
August 3rd, 2004. We are sighing impatiently, but we'd all rather have
a good book than a fast book! You can read what George has to say about
it at: http://www.georgerrmartin.com/
Thanks to Beth and the other folks at the super-cool webzine Strange Horizons
for letting us know about their great interview with Jacqueline Carey.
"Strange Horizons is a weekly web-based magazine of and about 'speculative
fiction.' The term . . . embraces science fiction, fantasy, magic realism,
and a host of sub-genres." Strange Horizons is completely free, and
no subscription or registration is necessary. The website publishes
short fiction, poetry, reviews and articles of interest to the speculative
fiction community. They are well deserving of your readership and support.
If you'd like to take part in voting for the 34th Annual Locus Awards, (to
be presented at this year's Westercon in July) you can find the secure on-line
ballot at https://amber.site-secure.net/locusmag/2004/Issues/02PollAndSurvey.html
Necessary Evil Press recently launched a new horror website which specializes
in providing high quality, limited quantity novels priced to be affordable
to every reader. Check them out at http://www.necessaryevilpress.com/home.html.
Mick Farren/Funtopia Productions has a new blog at http://doc40.blogspot.com/
. Recent topics have included: the long loathing of George Bush,
the new loathing of Ralph Nader, absinthe, mass destruction, utopia, aliens,
diplomacy, psychedelic rock, Vietnam, black energy, demonic possession, more
demonic possession, and hangovers. It's free and posts are fresh daily
From the Office
of my favorite sub-sections of the horror / fantasy genre has always been
the "occult detective" -- the normal (or at least mostly normal) man or woman
who find themselves constantly dealing and/or combating with the supernatural
or paranormal. I think my first exposure to this sub-genre was Manley
Wade Wellman's Silver John stories but I went on to enjoy Algernon Blackwood's
John Silence and Seabury Quinn's Jules de Grandin stories. Borrowing
liberally from both a world of folk tales and myths and from the great tradition
of literary detectives, these stories enchanted and intrigued by turns and
were one of the many factors that influenced my choice of profession and
specialty. I think that the cardinal reason that these stories appealed
to me so much was that "mainstream" mysteries don't have enough of the fantastic
to really interest me but much of recent supernatural or horror fiction lacks
the kind of structured series of clues leading to a final revelation that
So, it was with interest that I noticed a few months ago that there seems
to be quite a movement to reinvent the "occult investigator" for the 21st
century. A number of major New York publishers have one or more series
of novels featuring characters cut from much the same cloth as their predecessors
of the first half of the last century, with a few changes to reflect the
different sensibilities of our century.
From Ace we have Simon Green's Nightside novels (beginning with SOMETHING
FROM THE NIGHTSIDE) and his part-human, part-other John Taylor who has the
uncanny (and unnatural) ability to find _anything_. Set in the Nightside
(the supernatural underbelly of modern London where it's eternally 3 am),
Green's series has a dark, moody quality that reminds me ever-so-slightly
of some of Neil Gaiman's work. For my money, it's the pick of the litter.
Roc has presented us with two contributions to this sub-genre. Jim
Butcher's (that must be a pen name) Harry Dresden series, starting with STORM
FRONT, features a "consulting wizard" reminiscent of a less classy and confident
version of Dr. Strange (from the Marvel Comic book universe) with a large
dose of Dashiell Hammett thrown in for good measure. The setting is
our world and that's where Butcher lost me. Magic works, wizards advertise
and consult with the police, and yet the world remains exactly like the one
we live in without _any_ noticeable changes in society. That - thump
- sound you hear is my "willing suspension of disbelief" falling to the floor.
Roc's other series, the Weather Warden books by Rachel Caine, has just begun
with ILL WIND. Similar to the Dresden Files above, the setting is a
slightly altered version of our world in which the ramifications of the existence
of magic don't seem to have been clearly thought out. However, the
characterization is good and, like all the books in this sub-genre, the plot
moves along quickly. It tells the story of Joanne Baldwin, a weather
warden, who, along with the other members of her association, is responsible
for magically limiting the destructiveness of mother nature. The book
starts with her on the run for murdering another warden and provides the
backstory in a series of flashbacks.
Harper Torch is poised to jump on the bandwagon with DEAD WITCH WALKING by
Kim Harrison. Slated for an April paperback release, this series seems
aimed at Laurell K. Hamilton's readership not only by its content (female
private investigator, supporting character is a vampire, strong erotic themes)
but also by it location on the shelves. It does avoid one of the pitfalls
of this type of series by positing an alternate universe where terrible plagues
decimated "normal" humans and prompted all the supernatural beings (who were
immune) to come out of hiding to keep some type of social order operating
until humanity could recover. Hence, society is very different from
And finally, we can't forget either of Laurell K. Hamilton's series, the
Anita Blake books (starting with GUILTY PLEASURES and published by Berkeley)
and the Meredith Gentry series (starting with A CARESS OF TWILIGHT published
by Ballantine). Geared respectively to the horror and fantasy markets,
Hamilton has been a very strong seller across the usually inviolate genre
line (fantasy readers don't do horror and vise versa).
Surveying the field, it is interesting to notice a few common qualities and
trends. While the early "supernatural investigators" were almost exclusively
normal human males with perhaps a small amount of occult power, the new breed
are in all cases either not quite human and/or powerful witches or sorcerers
and they are often female. Another significant difference is that,
in the early stories supernatural entities were almost without exception
evil, as was anyone with a great deal of occult power. Now, not only
is occult power a typical quality of the protagonist but supernatural beings
are often loyal friends and supporting characters. Finally, the supernatural
has changed from an aberration in a mundane and predictable world to a day-to-day
occurrence in recent fiction.
Sweeping conclusions are a quick route to equally sweeping errors but I think
that it's safe to say that the current crop of supernatural investigators
embrace a far more multi-valued world view that the strict good-and-evil,
black-and-white world of 50 and more years ago. However, by not confining
themselves to secret stories set in the "real" world and not using as their
basis classic cultural myths, today's authors have made an already difficult
task -- making the reader _believe_ that the fantasy is real (at least until
the end of the story) -- even harder.
Book Club Info
The Gay Men's Book Club will meet on
Sunday, March 14th at 5 P.M. to discuss DARWIN'S RADIO by Greg Bear.
The book for April has not been announced yet. Please contact the group
leader, Christopher Rodriguez, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Classic SF and Fantasy Book Club will meet on Sunday, March 21st at 6
P.M. to discuss THE CHARWOMAN'S SHADOW by Lord Dunsany. The book for April
is BEYOND THE BLUE EVENT HORIZON by Frederik Pohl. Please contact Jude
at email@example.com for more information.
Upcoming Event Details
Saturday, February 14th through Monday, February 16th:Borderlands
will have a table at PANTHEACON at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose. If
you're attending stop by our booth and say "Hi". For more information on
the convention, visit http://www.pantheacon.com/
Thursday, February 19, at 7 P.M: reading and signing with Cory Doctorow
Borderlands Books is excited to host a reading and signing with John W. Campbell
Award winning author Cory Doctorow. His previous books include A PLACE SO
FOREIGN AND EIGHT MORE, and THE COMPLETE IDIOTÕS GUIDE TO PUBLISHING
SCIENCE FICTION. Cory's first novel, DOWN AND OUT IN THE MAGIC KINGDOM was
selected by Entertainment Weekly as #5 on its 2003 Best Books of the Year
list for fiction. (Go Cory!) He is Outreach Coordinator for the Electronic
Frontier Foundation (http://www.eff.org), and co-editor of the weblog Boing Boing (http://boingboing.net). Don't miss this chance to meet Cory as he presents his new novel, EASTERN STANDARD TRIBE.
"Cory Doctorow doesn't just write about the future - I think he lives there" - Kelly Link.
Saturday, February 28, at 8 P.M.: Christopher Fulkerson,
A MIRACLE OF RARE DEVICE
San Francisco composer Christopher Fulkerson has set to music the entirety
of the Ray Bradbury short story A MIRACLE OF RARE DEVICE, and will read the
story and play a computer realization of the last section of the piece.
Unlike other types of musical treatment, Fulkerson's composition is a verbatim
setting of every word of the entire tale, to be sung by one singer, in the
manner of a storyteller who relates all the characters and events of a story.
The resulting "Dramatic Recital" is a new genre somewhere between a concerted
piece and an opera, that can be performed either as a recital piece, or as
a staged work.
Monday, March 7th through Saturday, March 13th at 7 P.M.: artists Alan M. Clark, Paul Groendes, and author Jay Lake ILLUSTRATION/LITERATION event
Inspired by the artwork by Alan M. Clark and Paul Groendes, writer Jay Lake
will begin a story. The story line will inspire further illustration. Alan,
Paul and Jay will proceed through a series of feedback loops to work by mutual
inspiration culminating in a multimedia collaboration by Friday evening.
All three collaborators will be working in-store at Borderlands approx. 2
- 6 P.M. Monday, March 7th through Friday, March 12th. The final product
will be shown at a reception Saturday, March 13th at 7 P.M.
Thursday, March 11th through Sunday, March 14th: FEARLESS TALES GENRE FEST at the Victoria Theater
We're very excited about this Film Festival. For 4 days the Victoria Theatre
and the Werepad will be showing indi SF, Horror and Fantasy films and there
will also be panel discussions with prominent figures in the field. This
is the first year of what is planned to be a yearly event in SF and we urge
everyone who is into the genre to attend and show their support. Borderlands
will be selling books at this event on Saturday and you can expect to see
a number of the staff in attendance throughout the festival. For more information,
visit http://www.fearlesstales.com/ and http://www.victoriatheatre.org/ and http://www.werepad.com/
Saturday, March 20th at 2 P.M.: S.T. Joshi reading, discussion and book signing of LORD DUNSANY'S IN THE LAND OF TIME AND OTHER FANTASY TALES
Borderlands is pleased to host S.T. Joshi, editor of LORD DUNSANY'S IN THE
LAND OF TIME AND OTHER FANTASY TALES. This is the first annotated edition
of this Irish master of fantasy, "who imagined colors, ceremonies and incredible
processions that never passed before the eyes of Edgar Allan Poe or of De
Quincey" - W.B. Yeats. Joshi is the author of many biographical studies
of Dunsany and Lovecraft. He is currently compiling a 3 volume encyclopedia
of supernatural literature.
Saturday, March 27th at 2 P.M.: reading and signing with Terry Bisson, author of DEAR ABBEY, and Carter Scholz, author of THE AMOUNT TO CARRY
Come meet Terry Bisson and Carter Scholz in a joint event. Terry Bisson is
the Hugo and Nebula Award winning author of BEARS DISCOVER FIRE. His latest
novella, DEAR ABBEY has been selected by editor Gardner Dozois for his Year's
Best Science Fiction anthology. For a full bibliography and free downloads
of some of his work, visit http://www.terrybisson.com/
Reminiscent of the works of Italo Calvino and Jorge Luis Borges, Carter Scholz's
critically acclaimed prose is a unique blend of science and philosophy, engineering
and poetry. His stories have appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction
Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Crank!, New Wave,
and several anthologies.
Tuesday, April 6th at 7 PM: Borderlands Books
hosts a signing for THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF VAMPIRES (NEW EDITION) and Q&A
with editor Stephen Jones and contributor Chelsea Quinn Yarbro:
Come meet editor Stephen Jones in his first San Francisco event. He
has previously edited GREAT GHOST STORIES, THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF VAMPIRE STORIES
BY WOMEN, THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF DRACULA, and THE ILLUSTRATED VAMPIRE MOVIE
GUIDE in addition to many, many other anthologies. He will be joined
by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, author of APPREHENSIONS AND OTHER DELUSIONS, the
CHRONICLES OF ST. GERMAIN vampire series, and numerous works across the genres.
Saturday, April 17th at 2 P.M.: reading and signing of FREK AND THE ELIXER by Rudy Rucker
Suffice it to say that you must come and meet Rudy Rucker, author, mathematician,
computer scientist, professor, all-around nice guy, two-time winner of the
Philip K. Dick award and one of the founding fathers of cyberpunk. His
previous novels include AS ABOVE, SO BELOW and SPACELAND in addition to many
other fiction and non-fiction works.
Saturday, May 15th from 3-6 P.M.: MORBID CURIOSITY
#8 READING: It's that time again! In one of our most popular
and fun annual events, Automatism Press presents the latest edition of MORBID
CURIOSITY (#8). Morbid Curiosity focuses on TRUE first-person encounters
with the unsavory, unwise, unorthodox, and unusual. The stories are
sometimes cool, sometimes creepy, always interesting. The event is
hosted by the fabulous Loren Rhoads, MORBID CURIOSITY's editor and publisher;
readers include Jill Tracy, M.Parfitt, Simon Wood, Aldyth Beltane, Justin
Hall, Beth Touchette-Laughlin, Katrina James, and William Selby. Please
join us for this curious event.
Chapter Two - Book Listings
Small Press Features
NEW UNIVERSAL HISTORY OF INFAMY by Rhys Hughes (Night Shade Books, Hardcover,
$25.00, and Limited Edition Hardcover (100 copies), $45.00) - From 1933 to
1934, Jorge Luis Borges, the master of fiction whose work would change the
literary world, published a series of "falsifications and distortions" in
the Buenos Aires newspaper Critica. These "falsifications" used as their
starting point the lives of real villains and desperadoes. Borges then elaborated
using all of the anecdotes and myths about these historical characters, creating
what amounted to "nonfictional fictions." The entire series was then published
in book form as A UNIVERSAL HISTORY OF INFAMY.
Now Rhys Hughes, a Welshman of some infamy himself, has summoned his vast
storytelling powers to create A NEW UNIVERSAL HISTORY OF INFAMY, with all-new
historical characters as the focus of his nonfiction fictions. Come along
on a wild ride with unsavory types of every description. Entertaining and
erudite at the same time, Hughes' book also includes some of the literary
parodies Borges himself delighted in creating.
With an introduction by noted critic John Clute and an afterword by Michael
Simanoff. The limited edition includes an additional story, and is
signed by the author.
THE URBAN BIZARRE edited by Nick Mamatas (Prime Books, Hardcover, $27.95,
and Trade Paperback, $15.00) - Stories by Heather Shaw & Tim Pratt, Charlie
Anders, Ian Grey and others.
From the jacket - “The Urban Bizarre brings together tales of the city from
the best new science fiction writers, pornographers, and 'zinesters -- stories
too weird, too dark, and just plain too bizarre to be published elsewhere.”
THE COLLECTED JORKENS VOL.1 by Lord Dunsany, edited by S.T. Joshi (Night
Shade Books, Hardcover, $35.00) - This is the first of a 3 volume set, and
contains the collections THE TRAVEL TALES of MR. JOSEPH JORKENS and JORKENS
REMEMBERS AFRICA. Forward by Sir Arthur C. Clarke. Introduction
by S.T. Joshi
PRELUDE TO ARMAGEDDON -THE COLLECTED FANTASTIC FICTION OF CLEVE CARTMILL
VOL.1 by Cleve Cartmill (Darkside Press, Numbered Limited Edition Hardcover
(500 copies), $40.00) - Contains the stories With Flaming Swords, Deadline,
My Lady Smiles, Age Cannot Wither and more.
THE IDOL OF THE FLIES AND OTHER STORIES by Jane Rice, edited by Stefan R.
Dziemianowicz and Jim Rockhill (Midnight House, Numbered Limited Edition
Hardcover (500 copies), $40.00) - Contains the stories The Elixir, The Forbidden
Trail, The Sixth Dog, The Loolies Are Here, and more.
THE FOURTH CIRCLE by Zoran Zivkovic (Ministry of Whimsy, Hardcover, $27.00, and Limited Edition Hardcover (100 copies), $45.00)
SOMA by Charlee Jacob (Delirium Books, Signed and Numbered Limited Edition
Hardcover (150 copies), $55.00) - Cover art by Alan M. Clark.
THE GARDEN AT 19 by Edgar Jepson (Midnight House, Numbered Limited Edition Hardcover (450 copies), $40.00)
THE TYRANT by Michael Cisco (Prime Books, Hardcover, $23.95)
New and Notable
by Scott Westerfeld (Eos, First Edition Hardcover, $15.99) - I first read
an advance copy of this book back in December, and I've been sitting on my
hands to keep from reviewing it before it was available! Now, the wait
is over. I mentioned a while back that the books that have really been
bowling me over recently are "young adult" titles: FIREBIRDS, MORTAL ENGINES,
TITHE, and others. MIDNIGHTERS is another outstanding example for the
list. The gist is this: seemingly very normal Jessica Day moves from
Chicago to the middle of nowhere (Bixby, Oklahoma). Immediately, the
outsiders at Bixby High recognize that she is one of them -- a Midnighter,
one of just a handful of people for whom time doesn't stop at the midnight
hour. Each of the misfit Midnighters has a special ability, which is
lucky because unfortunately, there are other things out and about during
this "secret hour" when time stands still, and most of them have bad intentions
and sharp teeth. No one is quite sure what Jessica's ability is, but
she's going to need it to fight the darklings that live in the twenty-fifth
hour. The really terrific thing about MIDNIGHTERS is that it has all
the compelling fantasy-adventures qualities of SABRIEL or the HIS DARK MATERIALS
trilogy, but it takes place quite firmly now and in our world. Scott
Westerfeld is already deservedly well-known for his science fiction titles
THE RISEN EMPIRE and THE KILLING OF WORLDS, but everyone should read this
one. Highly recommended by Jude.
LOST IN A GOOD BOOK by Jasper Fforde (Penguin, Trade Paperback, $14.00) -
The continuing dizzying adventures of Thursday Next, intrepid literary heroine!
LOST IN A GOOD BOOK finds Thursday apprenticed to Miss Havisham, assaulting
defenseless Neanderthals, finding clues in crossword puzzles, locating a
lost Shakespeare original, hunting for her eradicated husband Landen, and
saving the world from an unidentified pink goo, and that's just for starters.
She also visits Kafka's THE TRIAL and learns about predicting localized entropic
field decreasement using a jar of rice and lentils. Intellectual escapist
fun at its very best. Recommended by Jude.
WELL OF LOST PLOTS, THE - A THURSDAY NEXT NOVEL by Jasper Fforde (Viking,
Hardcover, $24.95) - Volume three of the Thursday Next series.
KUSHIEL'S AVATAR by Jacqueline Carey (Tor, Mass Market, $7.99) - Finally
available in paperback! In this, the last volume of the trilogy, Phedre
ventures into far-off lands and through the depths of her own soul on two
quests -- first, the search for the missing Imriel de la Courcel, and second,
the pursuit of the Name of God, the only possibility of freeing Phedre's
childhood friend Hyacinthe from his curse. This book is the darkest
of the three, and it is somewhat less sexual and more emotional than DART
and CHOSEN. However, you can certainly expect more high adventure,
derring-do, beautiful clothes, and complicated moral and emotional entanglements
in this novel, which is a worthy and satisfying end to a fantastic trilogy.
Recommended by Jude.
Also -- Jacqueline Carey was nice enough to take time out of writing her
upcoming duology, BANEWREAKER and GODSLAYER, and the much-anticipated Imriel
Trilogy, to speak with the folks at Strange Horizons e-zine. Ms. Carey
says ". . .Inspiration doesn't care whether or not it's convenient for the
artist. It's not a matter of waking up and thinking, 'Hm, I'm going to develop
a potentially controversial revisionist theology today!' Ideas come
unbidden -- the decision is whether or not to pursue them. . . " Read the
rest of the interview at http://www.strangehorizons.com/
EASTERN STANDARD TRIBE by Cory Doctorow (Tor, Hardcover, $23.95) - From the
jacket: "The world of next week is overflowing with ubiquitous computing,
where an idea scribbled onto one's comm can revolutionize an industry.
But in a world without boundaries, nothing can be taken for granted - not
happiness, not money, and, most certainly, not love."
In this really fun read, Cory poses the question "Would you rather be smart
or happy?" We have enough signed copies on hand to at least make you
happy. Recommended by Cary and Alan.
DR. ERNEST DRAKE’S DRAGONOLOGY: THE COMPLETE BOOK OF DRAGONS edited by Dugald
A. Steer (Candlewick Press, Illustrated Oversized Hardcover, $18.99) - This
is a "must see" book for dragon fans. It's fully illustrated and includes
'samples' of dragon skin, dragon script and dragon dust. A truly beautiful
production and great for readers young and old. Recommended by Alan.
PANDORA’S STAR by Peter R. Hamilton (Del Rey, Hardcover, $26.95) - the first
of a new multi-volumed adventure. The next volume, JUDAS UNLEASHED,
is due out in March 2005.
APPREHENSIONS AND OTHER DELUSIONS by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (Five Star, Hardcover, $25.95) - collected short stories
BROKEN ANGELS by Richard K. Morgan (Del Rey, Trade Paperback, $14.95) - Sequel to ALTERED CARBON
LIGHT by M. John Harrison (Gollancz, Trade Paperback, $13.90)
IN THE LAND OF TIME AND OTHER FANTASY TALES by Lord Dunsany, edited by S.
T. Joshi (Penguin, Trade Paperback, $14.00) - See the Event Details section
for further information.
THE LAST LIGHT OF THE SUN by Guy Gavriel Kay (Roc, Hardcover, 24.95)
BEYOND INFINITY by Gregory Benford (Warner, Hardcover, $23.95)
THE BOOK OF IMAGINARY BEINGS by Jorge Luis Borges (Vintage Classics, Trade Paperback, $14.00)
FOUR PAST MIDNIGHT by Stephen King (Signet, Mass Market, $7.99) - Includes
"Secret Window, Secret Garden" which is the basis for the new movie SECRET
WINDOW starring Johnny Depp.
ANGELICA - A NOVEL OF SAMARIA by Sharon Shinn (Ace, Mass Market $7.99)
ZULU HEART by Steven Barnes (Aspect, Mass Market, $6.99)
JOUST by Mercedes Lackey (DAW, Mass Market $6.99)
SPACE STATIONS edited by Martin H. Greenberg and John Helfers (DAW, Mass Market $6.99)
BORROWED FLESH by Sephera Giron (Leisure, Mass Market, $6.99)
EVOLUTION by Stephen Baxter (Del Rey, Mass Market, $7.50)
WHITE WOLF by David Gemmell (Del Rey, Mass Market, $7.50)
WOLF MOON by Charles De Lint (Firebird, Mass Market, $6.99)
THE HARP OF THE GREY ROSE by Charles De Lint (Firebird, Mass Market, $6.99)
THE SUNDERING - DREAD EMPIRE’S FALL VOL. 2 by Walter Jon Williams (HarperTorch, Mass Market, $7.99)
CONQUISTADOR by S.M. Stirling (Roc, Mass Market. 7.99)
SON OF AVONAR by Carol Berg (Roc, Mass Market, $6.99)
MOON’S SHADOW by Catherine Asaro (Tor, Mass Market, $7.99)
USURPER’S CROWN - ISAVALTA, VOL. 2 by Sarah Zettell (Tor, Mass Market, $7.99)
VOYAGE OF THE SHADOWMOON - MOONWORLDS SAGA, VOL. 1 by Sean McMullen (Tor, Mass Market, $7.99)
WASTELAND OF FLINT by Thomas Harlan (Tor, Mass Market, $7.99)
We're now carrying fairy cards and bookmarks by artist Amy Brown. Her
artwork ranges from ethereal to cute (but not too cute) and we think you'll
love her stuff. (We do, and are just looking for an excuse to carry
more of it!) The cards ($2.95 ea.) are all blank inside, and the bookmarks
($2.50 ea.) all come with a little fairy tchotchke attached. Recommended
by Cary and Jude.
Expanded Magazine Selection
We've expanded our magazine selection! New titles include:
3rd Bed, Acumen, Atlantis Rising, Chronicle (formerly Science Fiction Chronicle),
Dreamwatch, Fate, Flesh and Blood, Heavy Metal, Journal of Irreproducible
Results, Modern Drunkard, Other, Premonitions, Studies In Modern Horror,
Ultraviolent, Underworlds, (The Phantom of the Movies) Videoscope, Weird
Tales, and The Zone.
This newsletter is distributed monthly free of charge and may be
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Dispatches from the Border
Editor - Cary Heater
Assistant Editor - Alan Beatts
Contributors - Francis Carr, Jude Feldman
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