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Events and News from Borderlands Books

May, 2005

Chapter One - Event Information, News, and Special Feature

Morbid Curiosity #9 Reading, Saturday, May 14th at 7:00 PM:

James Rollins, Saturday, May 21st at 2:00 PM

(for more information check the end of this section)


RICHARD KADREY, cult author of novels such as METROPHAGE and the weekly story series Viper Wire (on, informs us that he has put the entire text of his new fantasy novel, BLIND SHRIKE, on-line as a free, downloadable pdf.

Along with the book, you'll find Kadrey's intro letter and, "for the design and font freaks, a link to an article on creating the pdf by John Berry, the book's on-line designer."

BLIND SHRIKE is being hosted by, the popular imaginative fiction site edited by Eileen Gunn.  InfiniteMatrix has published such authors as William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, Howard Waldrop, Pat Cadigan, Cory Doctorow, Terry Bisson, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, John Kessel, Ursual K. Le Guin, Rudy Rucker, Maureen F. McHugh, Michael Swanwick, John Varley, and Gene Wolfe.

The BLIND SHRIKE url is:


We just missed the deadline to tell you about the Hugo nominees last newsletter, so here they are!  The Hugos will be presented at Interaction, the 63rd annual World Science Fiction Convention, in Glasgow, Scotland this August:

Best Novel
THE ALGEBRAIST by Iain M. Banks (Orbit)
IRON COUNCIL by China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan)
IRON SUNRISE by Charles Stross (Ace)
JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL by Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury)
RIVER OF GODS by Ian McDonald (Simon & Schuster)

Best Novella
"The Concrete Jungle" by Charles Stross (THE ATROCITY ARCHIVES, Golden Gryphon Press) (Also available in PDF format - )
"Elector" by Charles Stross (Asimov’s 09/04)
"Sergeant Chip" by Bradley Denton (Fantasy & Science Fiction 09/04)
"Time Ablaze" by Michael A. Burstein (Analog 06/04) (Also available as a free ebook - )
"Winterfair Gifts" by Lois McMaster Bujold (IRRESISTIBLE FORCES, NAL)

Best Novelette
"Biographical Notes to ‘A Discourse on the Nature of Causality, with Air-Planes’ by Benjamin Rosenbaum" by Benjamin Rosenbaum (ALL-STAR ZEPPELIN ADVENTURE STORIES, Wheatland)
"The Clapping Hands of God" by Michael F. Flynn (Analog 07-08/04)
"The Faery Handbag" by Kelly Link (THE FAERY REEL, Viking)
"The People of Sand and Slag" by Paolo Bacigalupi (Fantasy & Science Fiction 02/04)
"The Voluntary State" by Christopher Rowe (Sci Fiction, 5/5/04)

Best Short Story
 "The Best Christmas Ever" by James Patrick Kelly (Sci Fiction, 5/26/04)
"Decisions" by Michael A. Burstein (Analog 01-02/04)
"A Princess of Earth" by Mike Resnick (Asimov’s 12/04)
"Shed Skin" by Robert J. Sawyer (Analog 01-02/04)
"Travels with My Cats" by Mike Resnick (Asimov’s 02/04)

For a complete list of the nominees, see


Congratulations to the Nebula Award winners!  The awards were presented on Saturday, April 23rd, in Chicago:
Novel: Paladin of Souls, by Lois McMaster Bujold
(Eos, Oct. 2003)
Novella: "The Green Leopard Plague," by Walter Jon Williams
(Asimov's, Oct./Nov. 2003)
Novelette: "Basement Magic," by Ellen Klages
(F&SF, May 2003)
Short Story: "Coming to Terms," by Eileen Gunn
Screenplay: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson
Based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien
(New Line Cinema, Dec. 2003)


Two hundred original works of art chosen from the first eleven editions of SPECTRUM: THE BEST IN CONTEMPORARY FANTASTIC ART will be on display at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators, 128 East 63rd Street, New York, September 7th - October 1, 2005.  Featured artists include Brom, Caniglia, Kinuko Y. Craft, Vincent Di Fate, Leo and Diane Dillion, Bob Eggleton, Brian Froud, Donato Giancola, Phil Hale, John Jude Palancar, John Picacio, Charles Vess, Michael Whelan, and many others.  This is shaping up to be a once-in-a-lifetime event, so make it if at all possible!  For more information, see ( ).

REVIEW OF PATRICIA MCKILLIP's upcoming OD MAGIC (due in June from Ace, Hardcover, $22.95):

This capsule review comes from Rose, an Attentive Reader, sometime professional reviewer, and long-time fan of science fiction, fantasy, and Borderlands . . . (Thanks, Rose!)

"A gorgeous cover promises high fantasy, but what's inside is as much political as mystical. The battles here are not (precisely) between good and evil but rather between laws and lawlessness. Hone your context-ignorer on some C.S. Lewis and then dive in to wallow in the fabulously lyrical prose and meticulous characterization that earned McKillip her World Fantasy Award."


For the second year, Borderlands Press will be offering their "boot camp for writers" workshop in two categories -- Short fiction (instructors are Elizabeth Massie, David Morrell, F. Paul Wilson, and Douglas E. Winter) and Novel (instructors are Coates Bateman (editor Doubleday/Nan Talese), Jack Ketchum, Thomas F. Monteleone and Thomas Tessier).  Admission is limited so act soon.  More information can be found at .


"Meisha Merlin Publishing, Inc. is proud to announce that it has been chosen by the Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Prize Trust and the Butler Library Foundation to publish The Virginia Edition: The Definitive Collection of Robert A. Heinlein. . . .  This historic project will consist of forty-six titles spanning the entire writing career of Robert A. Heinlein.  The Virginia Edition will contain all of Heinlein’s novels and short stories.  It will also include all of his non-fiction titles along with the vast majority of his interviews, social commentaries, speeches and articles.  Finally the Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Prize Trust has agreed to allow us to include several volumes of Heinlein’s letters and personal correspondence.
This is truly a one of a kind collection of one the genre’s greatest writers! "  For more information, see

From The Office

From The Office will return next month.

Book Club Info

The Gay Men's Book Club will meet on Sunday, June 12th, at 5 PM to discuss CLONED LIVES by Pamela Sargent.  Please contact the group leader, Christopher Rodriguez, at, for more information.

The Classic Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club will meet on Sunday, May 15th, at 6 PM to discuss WAR OF THE WORLDS  by H.G. Wells.  The book for June is THE WAR FOR THE OAKS by Emma Bull. Please contact Jude at for more information.

Upcoming Event Details

Saturday, May 14th at 7:00 PM, MORBID CURIOSITY #9 Reading -

It's that time again!  In one of our most popular and entertaining annual events, Automatism Press presents the latest edition of MORBID CURIOSITY (#9).  Morbid Curiosity focuses on TRUE first-person encounters with the unsavory, unwise, unorthodox, and unusual.  Morbid Curiosity #9 wakes up on the operating table, cleans up after its brother’s suicide, dates trannies, loses its home in a hurricane, spends hours in SF General’s emergency room, performs its first autopsy, works in a county jail, and much more.  The event is hosted by the fabulous Loren Rhoads, MORBID CURIOSITY's editor and publisher; readers will include Allegra Lundyworf, Beth Touchette-Laughlin, David Booth, Dorian Katz, John A. Domeier, Jude Gibson, RuthAnn Spike, Will Walker, and as always, M. Parfitt.  There may be more... We'll expect to see you there.

Saturday, May 21st at 2:00 PM: James Rollins, MAP OF BONES (Harper) - 

James Rollins is the author of four previous nationally best-selling novels: SUBTERRANEAN, EXCAVATION, DEEP FATHOM, and AMAZONIA.  An amateur spelunker and scuba enthusiast, he holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Missouri.  He currently lives and writes in Sacramento, California.  His newest novel, MAP OF BONES, is  a gripping and explosive novel of an ancient conspiracy to create a terrifying new world order out of the ashes of modern civilization. . . From the jacket: "The crime is inhumanly cruel with horrific consequences both unthinkable and inevitable.  During a service at a cathedral in Cologne, Germany, a band of armed intruders dressed in monks' robes unleash a nightmare of blood and terror, ruthlessly gunning down worshippers and clergy alike.  The killers haven't come for the church's gold and valuable artwork, but for a priceless treasure secreted within: the preserved bones of the Three Magi who once came to pay homage to a newborn savior.  As they flee the carnage they have wrought, they carry a prize that could reshape the world."

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


DEAD IN THE WEST by Joe R. Lansdale (Night Shade Books, Hardcover, $25.00) - Finally this often hard to find title is available in a reasonably priced trade edition.  This weird western has everything -- zombies, gun slinging preachers, and giant spiders.  What's not to love?

THE BOAR by Joe R. Lansdale (Night Shade Books, Hardcover, $25.00) - Only published once previously in a very small print run, THE BOAR is an outstanding coming of age story set in Texas which revolves around a young man's hunt of the meanest wild boar in the history of the country.  Landsdale's sense of setting and tone really shines in this novella.  Recommended by Alan.

LETTERS FROM NEW YORK - LOVECRAFT LETTERS VOL. 2 by H.P. Lovecraft (Night Shade Books, Hardcover, $40.00)

WE NOW PAUSE FOR STATION IDENTIFICATION by Gary Braunbeck (Endeavor Press, Signed Limited Chapbook (500 copies), $9.95)

BONE SPROCKETS by G.O. Clark (Dark Regions, Chapbook, $6.99)

SEA MIST - COLLECTED SPOOK STORIES OF E.F. BENSON VOL. 5 by E.F. Benson (Ash-Tree Press, Limited Hardcover (600 copies), $48.50)

IN THE MIDNIGHT MUSEUM by Gary A. Braunbeck (Necessary Evil Press, Signed Limited Hardcover (450 copies), $35.00)

DON’T TURN OUT THE LIGHT - NOT AT NIGHT VOL. 3 edited by Stephen Jones (PS, Signed Limited Slipcased Hardcover (150 copies), $90.00 or Limited Hardcover (500 copies), $50.00)

NATIONS OF THE LIVING, NATIONS OF THE DEAD by Mort Castle (Prime Books, Hardcover, $29.95)

REBORN - ADVERSARY VOL. 4 by F. Paul Wilson (Borderlands Press, Signed Limited Hardcover (1000 copies), $60.00)

HUSH by Tim Lebbon and Gavin Williams (Delirium Books, Signed Limited Hardcover (200 copies), $50.00)

SCARECROW GODS by Weston Ochse (Delirium Books, Signed Limited Hardcover (300 copies), $50.00)

THE WANDERING SOUL: GLIMPSES OF A LIFE - A COMPENDIUM OF RARE AND UNPUBLISHED WORKS by William Hope Hodgson (Tartarus, Limited Hardcover (500 copies), $56.00 or Slipcased Hardcover (150 copies) which includes an additional 137 page hardcover volume of Hodgson's poetry, $96.00)

HEATHCLIFF’S TALE by Emma Tenant (Tartarus, Trade Paperback, $16.91)

MONSTROCITY by Jeffry Thomas (Prime Books, Trade Paperback, $15.00)

SINISTER STORIES FEBRUARY 1940 - VOL. 1 NO. 1 (facsimile edition) (Wildside Press (original publisher unknown), Trade Paperback, $19.95)

GHOST STORIES, JUNE 1931 (facsimile edition) (Wildside Press, Trade Paperback, $19.95)

STRANGE TALES OF MYSTERY AND TERROR, JANUARY 1933 (Facsimile Edition) (Wildside Press, Trade Paperback, $15.00)

LAST BURN IN HELL by John Edward Lawson (Raw Dog Screaming Press, Trade Paperback, $13.95)

TEMPTING DISASTER edited by John Edward Lawson (Raw Dog Screaming Press, Trade Paperback, $15.95)

THE BLACK MASK - MAY 1920 (Facsimile Edition) (Wildside Press, Trade Paperback, $19.95)

***SF / Fantasy***

KING RAT by China Mieville (Earthling Publications, Signed Limited Slipcased Hardcover (400 copies), $85.00) - This is the first hardcover edition of this important author's first novel.  Though unlike his later work (PERDIDO STREET STATION, THE SCAR, and IRON COUNCIL) in it's setting and tone, KING RAT is a well-crafted, dark urban fantasy revolving around the long standing feud between the King of the Rats and the Pied Piper.  Not a story for children.

THE DEVIL DELIVERED by Steven Erikson (PS, Signed Limited Hardcover (400 copies), $45.00 or Limited Trade Paperback (500 copies), $18.00 - "Mind the Hole. In a world of ozone depletion, toxic deadzones, internicine brew-ups and lifeless oceans, nothing has changed. Or so it seems, but in the break-away Lakota Nation, in the heart of a land blistered beneath an ozone hole the size of the Great Plains of North America, something is happening.  Tracked by a growing global audience of online subversives and electronic muckers, a lone anthropologist wanders the deadlands, recording observations that threaten to bring the world's powers to their knees.  Past and future; restless ghosts and rogue corporations; rad-shielded cities and unprotected peripheral populations; all now face each other, across a chasm once wide but growing ever narrower.  Mother Earth is poisoned beyond any hope of resuscitation. Humanity beyond any hope of redemption -- but one last lesson of life awaits...  When Nature starts losing the game, Nature changes the rules. We've turned paradise into Hell, and in Hell, the Devil Delivers..." - From the publisher's web site.

LITTLE MACHINES by Paul McAuley (PS, Signed Limited Slipcased Hardcover (200 copies), $90.00 or Limited Hardcover (500 copies), $50.00)

HORRIBLE IMAGININGS by Fritz Leiber (Midnight House, Limited Hardcover (500 copies), $45.00)

MOON OF SKULLS: THE WEIRD WORKS OF ROBERT E. HOWARD, VOLUME 2 by Robert E. Howard (Wildside Press, Hardcover, $35.00)

CIRCUS OF THE GRAND DESIGN by Robert Freeman Wexler (Prime Books, Hardcover, $35.00)

PSEUDO-CITY by D. Harlan Wilson (Raw Dog Screaming Press, Hardcover, $29.95)

THE BLACK STRANGER AND OTHER AMERICAN TALES by Robert E. Howard (Bison Books, Hardcover, $35.00)

MOONHEART - THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION by Charles de Lint (Subterranean, Signed Hardcover, $75.00)

THE COLLECTED JORKENS VOL. 3 by Lord Dunsany (Night Shade Books, Hardcover, $35.00)

THE BOY WHO COULDN’T DIE by William Sleator (Amulet, Mass Market, $6.95)

A LITTLE WHITE BOOK OF LIES by David B. Silva (Borderlands Press, Signed Limited Hardcover (500 copies), $20.00)

TALES OF MAGIC AND MYSTERY - VOL. 1 NO. 3, FEBRUARY 1928 (Facsimile Edition) edited by Walter B. Gibson (Wildside Press, Trade Paperback, $19.95)

THE THRILL BOOK - SEMI-MONTHLY, VOL. 2 NO. 5, SEPT. 1, 1919 (Facsimile Edition) (Wildside Press, Trade Paperback, $19.95)

REVOLT OF THE DEVIL MEN - OPERATOR #5, AMERICA’S UNDERCOVER ACE (Facsimile Edition) by Curtis Steele (Wildside Press, Trade Paperback, $13.95)

BLOOD REIGN OF THE DICTATOR - OPERATOR #5, AMERICA’S UNDERCOVER ACE (Facsimile Edition) by Curtis Steele (Wildside Press, Trade Paperback, $13.95)

THE ARMY OF THE DEAD - OPERATOR #5, AMERICA’S UNDERCOVER ACE (Facsimile Edition) by Curtis Steele (Wildside Press, Trade Paperback, $13.95)

SPOTTED LILY by Anna Tambour (Prime Books, Trade Paperback, $17.95)

BLUE SHIFT by Garret Sanger (Xlibris, Trade Paperback, $14.00)

FANCIES AND GOODNIGHTS by John Collier (New York Review Books, Trade Paperback, $14.95)

THE END OF THE TRAIL: WESTERN STORIES by Robert E. Howard (Bison Books, Trade Paperback, $17.95)

BOXING STORIES by Robert E. Howard (Bison Books, Trade Paperback, $14.95)

THE RIOT AT BUCKSNORT AND OTHER WESTERN TALES by Robert E. Howard (Bison Books, Trade Paperback, $14.95)

DAIKAIKU! - GIANT MONSTER TALES edited by Robert Hood (agog press, Trade Paperback, $19.95)

New and Notable

***SF / Fantasy***

WOKEN FURIES by Richard Morgan (Gollancz, Hardcover, $20.48  plus we also have a few signed copies at a slightly higher price (26.95) due to distribution differences) - The third Takeshi Kovacs novel sees him return to his birthplace, Harlan's World, where he finds himself between a possibly reborn Quellcrist Falconer and the assassin selected to kill her - a stored and resleeved copy of himself.  If you haven't read Morgan's first novel, ALTERED CARBON, make sure you start there before reading this newest installment.  And don't miss Morgan's third novel, MARKET FORCES -- it's one of the best SF novels I've read all year.  Recommended by Alan.

SHADOW OF THE GIANT by Orson Scott Card (Tor, Limited Slipcased Hardcover (100 copies), $200.00) - Leather-bound and very limited signed edition of Card's most recent Ender novel.

THE WAY TO GLORY - LT. LEARY VOL. 4 by David Drake (Baen, Hardcover, $25.00) - Drake does it again by producing a rip roaring space opera in the classic style that still has a touch of the darker edge for which he's rightly known.  This is the kind of writing that got me started on SF.  Pure entertainment delivered in a concise, almost clipped style that reminds me of Dashiell Hammett's fast moving narration.  Fans of everything from Honor Harrington to Horatio Hornblower should give this series a try.  Recommended by Alan.

MIDNIGHT LAMP by Gwyneth Jones (Gollancz, Mass Market, $14.78)

THE BRADBURY CHRONICLES - THE LIFE OF RAY BRADBURY by Sam Weller (William Morrow, Hardcover, $26.95)

THREE HANDS FOR SCORPIO by Andre Norton (Tor, Hardcover, $23.95)

GUARDIAN OF THE FREEDOM - MERLIN’S DESCENDANTS VOL. 5 by Irene Radford (DAW , Hardcover, $24.95)

IRONCROWN MOON - BOREAL MOON VOL. 2 by Julian May (Ace, Hardcover, $24.95)

LORDS OF GRASS AND THUNDER by Curt Benjamin (DAW , Hardcover, $24.95)

ONCE UPON A SUMMER DAY - FAERY VOL. 2 by Dennis L. McKiernan (Roc, Hardcover, $23.95)

SURVIVING ANTARTICA: REALITY TV 2083 by Andrea White (Eos, Hardcover, $15.99)

THE LAST MASQUERADE by Antonio Orlando Rodriguez (Rayo, Hardcover, $24.95)

THE WARRIOR PROPHET - PRINCE OF NOTHING VOL. 2 by R. Scott Bakker (Overlook, Hardcover, $26.95)

THE WHITE MARE - DALRAIDA TRILOGY VOL. 1 by Jules Watson (Overlook, Hardcover, $24.95)

THE GOLEM’S EYE - THE BARTIMAEUS TRILOGY VOL.1 by Jonathan Stroud (Hyperion , Hardcover, $17.95)

CONRAD’S FATE - A CHRESTOMANCI BOOK by Diana Wynn Jones (Greenwillow, Hardcover, $16.99)

FALLING OUT OF CARS by Jeff Noon (Doubleday, Hardcover, $26.18)

RESOLUTION  - NULAPEIRON VOL. 3 by John Meaney (Bantam, Hardcover, $37.58)

RESURRECTED MAN by Sean Williams (Pyr, Hardcover, $25.00)

HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE by Chris Roberson (Pyr, Hardcover, $25.00)

MERCURY by Ben Bova (Tor, Hardcover, $24.95)

THE YEAR’S BEST SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY FOR TEENS edited by Jane Yolen (Tor, Hardcover, $17.95 or Trade Paperback, $12.95)

THE CARPET MAKERS by Andreas Eschbach (Tor, Hardcover, $24.95)

ELANTRIS by Brandon Sanderson (Tor, Hardcover, $24.95)

DARKWITCH RISING - THE TROY GAME VOL. 3 by Sara Douglass (Tor, Hardcover, $27.95)

THE CROWN ROSE by Fiona Avery (Pyr, Hardcover, $25.00)

RIDDLES OF EPSILON by Christine Morton-Shaw (HarperCollins, Hardcover, $16.99)

IMPERIUM by Keith Laumer (Baen, Hardcover, $25.00)

INTO THE LOOKING GLASS by John Ringo (Baen, Hardcover, $24.00)

MISSION TO MINERVA by James P. Hogan (Baen, Hardcover, $26.00)

FUTURES - 50 YEARS IN SPACE: THE CHALLENGE OF THE STARS by David A. Hardy (Harper Design International, Oversized Hardcover, $24.95)

FROM ALIEN TO THE MATRIX READING SCIENCE FICTION FILM by Roz Kaveney (I.B. Tauris, Trade Paperback, $14.95)

TROLL: A LOVE STORY  by Johanna Sinisalo (Grove Press, Trade Paperback, $12.00)

CLOUD ATLAS by David Mitchell (Random House, Trade Paperback, $14.95)

COWL by Neal Asher (Tor, Trade Paperback, $14.95)

THE LAST LIGHT OF THE SUN by Guy Gavriel Kay (Roc, Trade Paperback, $16.00)

BRADBURY STORIES - 100 OF BRADBURY’S MOST CELEBRATED TALES by Ray Bradbury (Perennial, Trade Paperback, $17.95)

MARLFOX - A REDWALL NOVEL by Brian Jacques (Firebird, Trade Paperback, $7.99)

ANGEL STATIONS by Gary Gibson (Tor, Trade Paperback, $22.38)

FACES OF MIST AND FLAME by Jon George (Tor, Trade Paperback, $22.38)
MEADOWLAND by Thomas Holt (Abacus, Trade Paperback, $16.68)

SNOW by Adam Roberts (Gollancz, Trade Paperback, $22.38)

FOXMASK by Juliet Marillier (Tor, Trade Paperback, $14.95)

THE SUPERNATURALIST by Eoin Colfer (Hyperion, Trade Paperback, $7.99)

THE HOLLOWING - A MYTHAGO NOVEL by Robert Holdstock (Orb, Trade Paperback, $14.95)

CART AND SWIDDER AND DROWNED AMMET - THE DALEMARK QUARTET VOL. 1 by Diana Wynne Jones (Greenwillow, Trade Paperback, $7.99)

VENUS PRESERVED - SECRET BOOKS OF VENUS VOL. 4 by Tanith Lee (Overlook, Trade Paperback, $14.95)

THE THACKERY T. LAMBSHEAD POCKET GUIDE TO ECCENTRIC & DISCREDITED DISEASES by edited Jeff Vandermeer (Bantam, Trade Paperback, $14.00)

KING OF FOXES - CONCLAVE OF SHADOWS VOL. 2 by Raymond E. Feist (Eos, Mass Market, $7.99)

BURIED DEEP - RETREVAL ARTIST VOL. 4 by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Roc, Mass Market, $6.99)

I, ALIEN edited by Mike Resnick (DAW , Mass Market, $6.99)

RED SLIPPERS MORE TALES OF MITHGAR by Dennis L. McKiernan (Roc, Mass Market, $6.99)

SMOKE AND SHADOWS by Tanya Huff (DAW , Mass Market, $6.99)

THE DRAGON MASTERS by Jack Vance (ibooks, Mass Market, $6.99)

TALISMAN - DRAGONKIN VOL. 2 by Robin Wayne Bailey (ibooks, Mass Market, $6.99)

OUT OF THE DARKNESS - WORLD AT WAR VOL. 6 by Harry Turtledove (Tor, Mass Market, $7.99)

RINGWORLD’S CHILDREN by Larry Niven (Tor, Mass Market, $7.99)

WELLSPRING OF CHAOS by L.E. Modesitt jr. (Tor, Mass Market, $7.99)

WHITE DEVILS by Paul McAuley (Tor, Mass Market, $7.99)

BRITISH SUMMERTIME by Paul Cornell (Gollancz, Mass Market, $14.78)

THE BLACK ROOD - THE CELTIC CRUSADES VOL 2 by Stephen R. Lawhead (Eos, Mass Market, $7.99)

HANNAH’S GARDEN by Midori Snyder (Firebird, Mass Market, $6.99)

THE ENCHANTER COMPLETED - A TRIBUTE ANTHOLOGY FOR L. SPRAGUE DE CAMP edited by Harry Turtledove (Baen, Mass Market, $6.99)

A PLAGUE OF DEMONS & OTHER STORIES by Keith Laumer (Baen, Mass Market, $7.99)

MAD MAUDLIN by Mercedes Lackey (Baen, Mass Market, $7.99)

THE HIDDEN QUEEN by Alma Alexander (Eos, Mass Market, $6.99)

PALADIN OF SOULS by Lois McMaster Bujold (Eos, Mass Market, $7.99)

THE UNHANDSOME PRINCE by John Moore (Ace, Mass Market, $6.99)

THE LIGHT AGES by Ian R. MacLeod (Ace, Mass Market, $7.99)

SWORD OF THE WHITE ROSE by J. Ardian Lee (Ace, Mass Market, $7.99)

FINDERS KEEPERS by Linnea Sinclair (Bantam Spectra, Mass Market, $6.99)

FREEDOM’S APPRENTICE - DEAD RIVERS VOL. 2 by Naomi Kritzer (Bantam Spectra, Mass Market, $6.99)

THE ZENITH ANGLE by Bruce Sterling (Del Rey, Mass Market, $6.99)

THE ONE-ARMED QUEEN by Jane Yolen (Tor, Mass Market, $6.99)


GIL’S ALL FRIGHT DINER by A. Lee Martinez (Tor, Hardcover, $24.95 or Trade Paperback, $12.95) - So, a werewolf and a vampire walk into a diner . . . sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, doesn't it?  Though funny, GIL'S ALL FRIGHT DINER isn't bad at all.  It's a very amusing romp with a number of laugh-out-loud scenes, many of them involving the main story of two mismatched (think THE ODD COUPLE) supernatural creatures dealing with a seemingly possessed diner.  Oh, and did I mention the zombie cows?  Recommended by Alan.

A STROKE OF MIDNIGHT - MERIDETH GENTRY VOL. 4 by Laurell K. Hamilton (Ballantine, Hardcover, $23.95)

GLORY BUS by Richard Laymon (Headline Feature, Hardcover, $37.58)

NOCTURNES by John Connolly (Hodder & Stoughton, Hardcover, $29.98)

TRANSGRESSIONS - TEN BRAND NEW NOVELLAS edited by Ed McBain (Forge, Hardcover, $27.95)

SONG OF SUSANNAH - DARK TOWER VOL.6 by Stephen King (Scribner, Trade Paperback, $16.95)

FLYING IN PLACE by Susan Palwick (Tor, Trade Paperback, $11.95)

BAD MEN by John Connolly (Pocket, Mass Market, $7.99)

THE ABANDONED by Douglas Clegg (Leisure, Mass Market, $6.99)

THE DEMONOLOGIST by Michael Laimo (Leisure, Mass Market, $6.99) 

Featured Upcoming Titles

**SF and Fantasy**

We will be getting a limited number of SIGNED copies of the following titles.  If you are interested in a copy, please let us know.

THUD by Terry Pratchett
ANANSI BOYS by Neil Gaiman

A pile of books coming from Subterranean press, including the following (check for more details ):
THE GIRLHOOD OF SHAKESPEARE'S HEROINES by John Crowley, 500 limited signed numbered cloth bound copies, $35, 26 lettered signed traycased copies, bound in leather (available by pre-order only), $125.

by Charles de Lint: "THE HOUR BEFORE DAWN is a very special gathering of stories set in Newford, the city where magic and the mundane interact. It includes three never-before-collected tales, one of which is making its first appearance anywhere:
"The Hour Before Dawn"
"That Was Radio Clash"
"The Butter Sprit’s Tithe"
That's not all. HOUR is also the first book to be illustrated by Charles de Lint himself. In addition to the full-color cover, Charles has created a full-page black and white illustration for each story. The Limited and Lettered Editions will contain an extra, full-color frontispiece, not appearing anywhere else."  Clothbound hardcover edition, $35, 500 signed limited numbered copies, $60, and 52 signed lettered traycased copies (available by pre-order only), $200.

From PS Publishing:  ( )

NIGHT OF KNIVES by Ian Cameron Esselmont
Availble in two states - Slipcased Hardcover (200 copies) $90 and
Trade Hardcover (500 copies) $50
Publication Date: May 2005
Note - This novel is set in Steven Erikson's Malazan Empire and is completely authorized by him (in fact, the introduction is written by him).

Synopsis:  It gave the Empire its name, but the island and city of Malaz is now a sleepy back-water port. This night its residents are barring doors and shuttering windows: a once-in-a-generation Shadow Moon has arrived and threatens to bring among them demon hounds and other, darker, beings.  This is also the night prophecied for the return of Emperor Kellanved, missing these last years. As factions within the Empire battle over the Imperial throne, the Shadow Moon summons a far more ancient and alien presence for an all-out assault upon the island, one that will determine the fate of the Malaz, and the entire world

POSTSCRIPTS #3 edited by Peter Crowther
Also in two states - Limited Hardcover (150 copies) $80
News-stand Paperback $10
Publication Date May, 2005
• Chaz Brenchley, 'Dragon Kings Play Songs of Love'
• Gene Wolfe, 'Comber'
• Jayme Lyn Blaschke, Interview with Lois M Bujold
• Stephen Volk, 'Curious Green Colours Sleep Furiously'
• David Herter, 'black and green and gold'
• Jack Dann, 'Dreaming With the Angels'
• Richard Bowes, 'Circle Dance'
• Paul Di Filippo & Barry Malzberg, 'Beyond Mao'
• Adam Roberts, 'And Future King'
• Brian A. Hopkins, 'Red Nails'
• Garry Kilworth, 'Murders in the White Garden'

Coming soon from Tachyon Publications: ( )

THE BEST OF XERO, edited by Pat & Dick Lupoff
Pub Date: 6/05
$19.95, trade paperback, ISBN 1-892391-17-1
A tribute to the wonderful fanzine Xero, featuring lively essays, memoirs, and debates about science fiction in popular culture during the early 1960s.  Introduction by film critic (and Xero's resident poet) Roger Ebert

Pub Date: 7/05
$15.95, trade paperback, ISBN 1-892391-23-6
Accidental time-travel, a secret clan of immortals, Maxwell's Demon–-Tim Powers's short stories are as boldly inventive as his best-selling novels, and these stories are excursions into strange, dangerous worlds.  The *complete* collection of Powers's short fiction.

GREETINGS by Terry Bisson
Pub Date: 7/05
$24.95, hardcover, ISBN 1-892391-24-4
This collection includes an airport run-in with Homeland Security, a volunteer crucifixion, and a Neanderthal eviction.  Terry Bisson's short stories are fearless, irreverent, and altogether fierce.

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