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Events and News from Borderlands Books

June, 2005

Chapter One - Event Information, News, and Special Feature

Ripley's Birthday Sale, Saturday June 11th from 12:00pm - 8:00pm

Leah Cutter, THE JAGUAR AND THE WOLF, Saturday June 18th at 7:00pm

A Midsummer Night's Story Party, Saturday June 18th from 8:34pm - Sunday June 19th at 5:15am (Dusk 'til Dawn)

Books By the Bay, Saturday July 23rd from 10:00am - 4:00pm

John Varley, MAMMOTH, Sunday July 24th at 3:00pm

David Drake, THE WAY TO GLORY, Wednesday August 17th at 7:00pm

SATAN'S THREE-RING CIRCUS OF HELL Signing, with Feo Amante, Frank Forte, Robert Steven Rhine, Spain Rodriguez, Jim Smith, Tim Vigil, and Joe Vigil, Saturday August 20th at 3:00pm.

(for more information check the end of this section)


BIG NEWS!  George R.R. Martin has turned in A FEAST FOR CROWS to his publisher!  FEAST is being split into two books, since it had reached the 1,700 page point, but we should have at least half of it this fall.  Read the complete details here: ( )

Borderlands has been invited to participate in San Francisco Magazine's Best of the Bay Area celebration on June 30th at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco.  This party is a benefit for Glide Foundation and will feature a Literary Lounge where, among others, Michael Blumlein (THE HEALER) will be reading and representing the SF community.  More information can be found at ( ).

Borderlands has also garnered three mentions in SF Weekly's Best of the Bay 2005 -- as part of the Best Retail Pet Viewing, Best Specialty Book Store, and hosting place for the Best Book Club, the gay men's book club that meets here every second Sunday of the month.  Thanks to the SF Weekly -- we're flattered!

Congratulations to Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, whose novel BALANCE OF TRADE has won the Hal Clement Award for Best Young Adult Science Fiction Novel of 2004.  (The Golden Duck Awards for Excellence in Children's Science Fiction presents the Eleanor Cameron Award (honoring the author the Mushroom Planet books) for the best science fiction book for middle grade readers, and the Hal Clement Award, for best young adult science fiction novel.  The Hal Clement Award honors Harry "Hal Clement" Stubbs, one of the pioneers in writing science fiction including detailed and correct science elements.)  For more information on the Golden Duck Awards, see ( ).

Thanks to Eleanor Farrell, who let us know that the 2005 Mythopoeic Award Finalists have been announced.  The winners of this year's awards will be announced at the Tolkien 2005 conference (incorporating Mythcon XXXVI) in Birmingham, England, from August 11-15, 2005 ( ).

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, Adult Literature:
Susanna Clarke, JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL (Bloomsbury USA)
Elizabeth Hand, MORTAL LOVE (HarperCollins)
Patricia A. McKillip, ALPHABET OF THORN (Ace)
Gene Wolfe, The Wizard Knight, consisting of THE KNIGHT and THE WIZARD (Tor)

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, Children's Literature
Kevin Crossley-Holland, Arthur Trilogy, consisting of THE SEEING STONE, AT THE CROSSING PLACES, and KING OF THE MIDDLE MARCH (Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books)
Nancy Farmer, SEA OF TROLLS (Atheneum)
Monica Furlong, Trilogy consisting of WISE CHILD, JUNIPER, and COLMAN (Random House)
Garth Nix, The Abhorsen Trilogy, consisting of SABRIEL, LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR, and ABHORSEN (Eos)
Terry Pratchett, A HAT FULL OF SKY (HarperCollins)

The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature is given to the fantasy novel, multi-volume, or single-author story collection for adults published during 2004 that best exemplifies "the spirit of the Inklings". . . .The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature honors books for younger readers (from "Young Adults" to picture books for beginning readers), in the tradition of THE HOBBIT or The Chronicles of Narnia.  For more information, rules for eligibility, and a complete nominee listing, see ( ).

In even more award news, The Speculative Literature Foundation has named Jeffrey Ford's "The Annals of Eelin-Ok" as winner of its 2004 Fountain Award.  The story was originally published in the FAERY REEL, which was edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling.  Honorable Mentions went to stories by Kelly Link, M. Rickert, Sonya Taaffe, Rebecca Curtis, David. J. Schwartz, John Aegard, Douglas Lain, Katharine Haake, Liz Williams, and Katherin Nolte.  The Fountain Award carries a prize of $1000 and is given annually to a speculative short story of exceptional literary quality.  A link to Ford's winning story is at the SLF website. ( ).

Gywneth Jones (winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the James Tiptree Memorial Award and two World Fantasy Awards) sent us the following:  "I've just published some new webpages to go with the UK publication of the eagerly awaited (well, late anyway) 4th episode of the BOLD AS LOVE series, & here's the URLs ( ) (new front page) and ( ) (BAND OF GYPSYS page)".

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.  The book for July is DENNER'S WRECK by Lawrence Watt-Evans. Please contact the group leader, Christopher Rodriguez, at, for more information.

The Classic Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club will meet on Sunday, June 19th, at 6 pm to discuss WAR FOR THE OAKS by Emma Bull.  The book for July is THERE AND BACK AGAIN by Pat Murphy, and the author will be present to take part in this discussion.  Please contact Jude at for more information.

Upcoming Event Details

Saturday, June 11th from 12:00pm - 8:00pm: RIPLEY'S BIRTHDAY SALE - The hairless cat is three!  Join us here at Borderlands for the first but most-likely-annual Ripley's Birthday Sale.  Buy two used paperbacks and get a third of equal or lesser value free, and all non-book items in the store (excluding staff and cat, sorry) are 10% off!  Ripley will of course be on hand to greet admirers, and there will also be cake.  We hope to see you here.

Saturday, June 18th at 7:00pm: Leah Cutter, THE JAGUAR AND THE WOLF (Roc) - We are delighted to welcome former local author Leah Cutter back to Borderlands.  THE JAGUAR AND THE WOLF is Leah's third novel, and posits a strange cultural collision when a Viking ship drifts ashore in an ancient Mayan city.  Leah is a writer, traveler, self-professed geek and Tai Chi practitioner who now lives in Wyoming with her husband, who is also a novelist.  You'll be intrigued by her stories and happy you came to meet her! ( )

Saturday June 18th from 8:34pm - Sunday June 19th at 5:15am (Dusk 'til Dawn): A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S STORY PARTY - We had such a good time last year, we decided to do it again!  Join us for the second annual MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S STORY PARTY.  Borderlands' staff and customers will be reading their favorite fairy, fantasy and whimsical stories all night long.  (Previously published stories only, please -- this is not an open mic.)  Drop on in for a bit or for the whole night to hear some great stories, quaff some nectar and partake in other goodies.  If you are interested in reading a story, please give us a call or contact

Saturday, July 23rd from 10:00am - 4:00pm, BOOKS BY THE BAY - Join us for this huge celebration of independent book selling at lovely Yerba Buena Center.  "Once again, book lovers face an embarrassment of riches at Books By the Bay.  Highlights include seven panels, live poetry readings, dozens of authors signing copies of purchased books, and 40 Northern California independent bookstores exhibiting and selling a variety of books."  More information at ( ).

Sunday, July 24th at 3:00pm, John Varley, MAMMOTH (Ace) - We're pleased to welcome John Varley back to Borderlands ! If you met him before, come say hello again, and if you missed hi last time, here's your chance!  From Varley's site "   Multibillionaire Howard Christian is one of the wealthiest - and most eccentric - men in the country.  Not content with investing his fortune and watching it grow, he buys rare cars that he actually drives, acquires collectible toys that he actually plays with, and builds buildings that defy the imagination.  But now his restless mind has turned to a new obsession: cloning a mammoth..."  ( )

Wednesday, August 17th at 7:00pm, David Drake THE WAY TO GLORY (Baen) -  Borderlands is incredibly excited to welcome science fiction great David Drake!  While he is best known for his military science fiction including the much-lauded HAMMER'S SLAMMERS books, Mr. Drake has written everything from humor (ALL THE WAY TO THE GALLOWS) to space opera (WITH THE LIGHTNINGS) to high fantasy (LORD OF THE ISLES), and those are just in the last several years!  David hasn't been out to the Bay Area in about thirty years, so don't miss the rare opportunity to meet this talented and versatile author. ( )

Saturday, August 20th at 3:00pm, SATAN'S THREE-RING CIRCUS OF HELL (Asylum Press) signing with Robert Steven Rhine (SATAN GONE WILD, CHICKEN SOUP FOR SATAN, SELECTED READING FROM SATAN'S POWDER ROOM, MY BRAIN ESCAPES ME), Frank Forte (VAMPIRE VERSES, HEX OF THE WICKED WITCH, BILLY BOY), Tim Vigil (Gothic Nights, Faust, Heavy Metal Magazine, Dark Utopia), Spain Rodriguez (Zap Comix, TRASHMAN, and TALES OF THE LEATHER NUN), Jim Smith (Co-Creator "Ren & Stimpy," co-founder Spumco, Ripping Freinds [sic], The X's), Joe Vigil (Goultown) and Feo Amante - "It's dark, horrific, freaky and very funny.  The "Grin Creeper," writer Robert Steven Rhine's 270 page, glossy, color, graphic novel, featuring 43 of the top comic book illustrators in the world, is setting up tent! . . . . And its only $19.99!"  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).  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 books 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

MOONCAT JACK by James Chambers (Die Monster Die Books, Chapbook, $4.95) - Illustrated by Richard P. Clark and Stephanie Chambers

THE MIDNIGHT HOUR by James Chambers (Die Monster Die Books, Chapbook, $4.95) - Illustrated by Jason Whitley

MR. JUSTICE HARBOTTLE AND OTHERS by Sheridan Le Fanu (Jim Rockhill, editor) (Ash-Tree Press, Hardcover, $47.50) - One of 650 limited edition copies.  From the Ash-Tress Press website: "MR JUSTICE HARBOTTLE AND OTHERS, the third and final volume in Ash-Tree Press's series of J. Sheridan Le Fanu's supernatural fiction, covers the period between 1870 and the author's death in 1873. During these three years Le Fanu, in an effort to support his family, continued the furious writing pace which had begun in 1863, with triple-decker novels and short stories pouring forth from his pen. Amongst the short stories were more than a dozen supernatural tales: some return to Irish folklore for their inspiration, others are more mature re-workings of earlier tales, and one has become one of the most anthologised and influential tales in the genre, the vampire classic 'Carmilla'. In his introduction, Jim Rockhill examines Le Fanu's final years and the supernatural work he produced during them; and also reveals the truth behind the writer's death, which according to previous accounts was sufficiently dramatic to have come from one of his own stories."

THE HIDES by Kealan Patrick Burke (Cemetery Dance, Hardcover, $40.00) - Limited to 750 numbered copies.

FOURBODINGS - A QUARTET OF UNEASY TALES FROM FOUR MEMBERS OF THE MACABRE edited by Peter Crowther (Cemetery Dance, Hardcover, $40.00) - One of 1000 signed limited edition copies.  Featuring Simon Clark, Tim Lebbon, Mark Morris, and Terry Lamsley.  Introduction by Peter Crowther.

WILDWOOD ROAD by Christopher Golden (Cemetery Dance, Hardcover, $40.00) - One of 1000 signed limited edition copies.

HORRORS BEYOND - TALES OF TERRIFYING REALITY edited by William Jones (Elder Signs Press, Hardcover, $29.95 and Trade Paperback, $15.95) - Stories by Gerard Jpiarmer, C.J. Henderson, Richard A. Lupoff, and others.

THE KING AND OTHER STORIES by Joe R. Lansdale (Subterranean, Hardcover, $40.00) - One of 750 signed and numbered limited edition copies.

MAD DOG SUMMER by Joe R. Lansdale (Subterranean, Hardcover, $95.00) - Deluxe slipcased edition, limited to 250 copies. Contains a comic script not in the “normal” limited, and features new cover art.

HORNETS AND OTHERS by Al Sarrantonio (Cemetery Dance, Hardcover, $40.00) - Limited to 750 copies.

ANATOMY OF WONDER - A CRITICAL GUIDE TO SCIENCE FICTION edited by Neil Barron (Libraries Unlimited, Hardcover, $80.00)

GEORGE ALEC EFFINGER LIVE! FROM PLANET EARTH by George Alec Effinger (Marty Halpern, editor) (Golden Gryphon, Hardcover, $25.95) - With contributions by Michael Bishop, Gardner Dozois, Neil Gaiman and others.

A CLASH OF KINGS - SONG OF ICE & FIRE VOL. 2 by George R.R. Martin (Meisha Merlin, Hardcover, $250.00) - One of 500 signed & numbered limited edition copies.  Illustrated by Jeffrey Jones.

HEART OF WHITENESSE by Howard Waldrop (Subterranean, Hardcover, $40.00) - One of 750 signed and numbered limited edition copies.

MORBID CURIOSITY ISSUE #9 by Loren Rhoads, ed. (Automatism Press, Oversized Softcover, $6.00) - True first person accounts of crazy neighbors, cross-dressing coeds, dead relatives, epilepsy, first autopsies, hauntings, internet dating, needle exchange, punk girls on coke, and lots more!

SURVIVOR by J.G. Gonzalez (Midnight Library, Trade Paperback, $15.00) - Portions of this book were previously published in 2002 under the title MATERNAL INSTINCT.

BUMPER CROP by Joe R. Lansdale (Golden Gryphon, Trade Paperback, $15.95)

THE TERROR AND OTHER STORIES - BEST WEIRD TALES OF ARTHUR MACHEN VOL. 3 by Arthur Machen (S.T.Joshi, editor) (Chaosium, Trade Paperback, $14.95)

WITHIN THE SHADOWS by Brandon Massey (Dafina Books, Trade Paperback, $14.00) 

MENSTRUATING MALL by Carlton Mellick, III (Afterbirth Books, Trade Paperback, $12.95) - Illustrated by Food Fortunata.

THE DEAD WALK - WEIRD TALES OF ZOMBIES, REVENANTS & THE LIVING DEAD edited by Vincent Sneed (Die Monster Die Books, Trade Paperback, $12.95) - Illustrated by Jason Whitley

DARK: STORIES OF MADNESS, MURDER AND THE SUPERNATURAL edited by Clint Willis (Adrenaline, Trade Paperback, $16.95) 
NEW YORK REVIEW OF SCIENCE FICTION APRIL 2005 - VOL 17, NO. 8 edited by Kevin J. Maroney and David G. Hartwell (Dragon Press, Oversized Softcover, $4.00)

NEW YORK REVIEW OF SCIENCE FICTION MAY 2005 - VOL 17, NO. 9 edited by Kevin J. Maroney and David G. Hartwell (Dragon Press, Oversized Softcover, $4.00)

MYSTERIOUS AMERICA - THE REVISED EDITION by Loren Coleman (Paraview Press, Trade Paperback, $16.95) 

SPECULATIONS ON SPECULATION - THEORIES OF SCIENCE FICTION edited by James Gunn and Matthew Candelaria (Scarecrow Press, Trade Paperback, $30.00) - Articles by David G. Hartwell, Barry N. Malzberg, Michael Swanwick and others.

ANTHOLOGY AT THE END OF THE UNIVERSE edited by Glenn Yeffeth (Benbella, Trade Paperback, $14.95) - Leading Science Fiction authors on Douglas Adams’ HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY including Cory Doctorow, Jacqueline Carey, Stephen Baxter and others.

POSTSCRIPTS - SPRING 2005, NUMBER 3 edited by Peter Crowther (PS, Hardcover, $80.00 and Trade Paperback, $10.00) - Contains stories by Chaz Brenchley, Gene Wolf, Stephen Volk, David Herter, Jack Dann, Richard Bowes, Garry Kilworth and Joe Hill.  Non-Fiction by Peter Crowther. Interview with Lois McMaster Bujold by Jayme Lynn Blaschke.

GODPLAYERS by Damien Broderick (Thunder’s Mouth Press, Trade Paperback, $14.95)

H.P. LOVECRAFT: AGAINST THE WORLD, AGAINST LIFE by Michel Houellebecq (Believer Books, Trade Paperback, $18.00) - Includes two stories by H.P. Lovecraft, Introduction by Stephen King.

LETTERS TO RHEINHART KLEINER BY H.P. LOVECRAFT (S.T.Joshi, editor) (Hippocampus Press, Trade Paperback, $20.00) - David Schultz, ed.

WORMWOOD LITERATURE OF THE FANTASTIC, SUPERNATURAL, AND DECADENT, VOL. 4 edited by Mark Valentine (Tartarus, Trade Paperback, $15.00)

ANARQUIA - AN ALTERNATE HISTORY OF THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR by Brad Linweaver and J. Kent Hastings (Sense of Wonder Press, Trade Paperback, $19.95)

SUNSET WITH A BEARD - SURREAL SCIENCE FICTIONS by Carlton Mellick III (Silver Lake, Trade Paperback, $11.95)

NEW WORLDS edited by Michael Moorcock (Thunder’s Mouth Press, Trade Paperback, $18.95)

UNDERGROUND ATLANTA - TALES FROM BENEATH THE CLAY by Gregory Nicoll (Marietta, Trade Paperback, $15.99)

MASTER OF SPACE AND TIME by Rudy Rucker (Thunder’s Mouth Press, Trade Paperback, $14.95)

FOURTH PLANET FROM THE SUN: TALES OF MARS FROM THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION by Gordon Van Gelder, ed. (Thunder’s Mouth Press, Trade Paperback, $15.95)

SWORDS AND SORCERERS: STORIES FROM THE WORLDS OF FANTASY AND ADVENTURE edited by Clint Willis (Thunder’s Mouth Press, Trade Paperback, $16.95)

THE OPEN CHANNEL by Jill Morrow (Paraview Pocket, Mass Market, $7.50)

New and Notable

A RUMOR OF GEMS by Ellen Steiber (Tor, Hardcover, $25.95) - I quite liked this rambling and unusual novel, and I particularly liked its setting, the port city of Arcato.  Arcato is a subtly magical place, where at least two timelines coexist simultaneously and gods & demigods walk the streets disguised as humans.  There are hints of both AMERICAN GODS and PERDIDO STREET STATION to this book, without it ever seeming derivative.  A lovable character is a tiny sentient dragon made of jade, and there is irony and humor as well as unexpected violence, shape shifting and many, many interesting 'facts' about gemstones.  This is not a perfect novel, however; at least one of the plotlines fades off into nothingness halfway through, the lists of extensive gem attributes can be dull and the initially bitter, self-centered protagonist Lucinda is frequently trying to one's patience.  Regardless, there is much to recommend A RUMOR OF GEMS: It is easy to get involved with many of the characters and find yourself rooting for them, the plot is completely unexpected and the writing is quite witty and engaging enough to let you overlook the minor flaws.  Recommended by Jude.

MAP OF BONES by James Rollins (William Morrow, Hardcover, $24.95) -  We have just a few signed copies left!

DEAD BEAT - DRESDEN FILES VOL. 7 by Jim Butcher (Roc, Hardcover, $23.95)

DEAD AS A DOORNAIL - SOOKIE STACKHOUSE VOL. 5 by Charlaine Harris (Ace, Hardcover, $22.95)

VELOCITY by Dean Koontz (Bantam, Hardcover, $27.00)

HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk (Doubleday, Hardcover, $24.95)

THE SUNBORN by Gregory Benford (Warner, Hardcover, $24.95)

THE HALLOWED HUNT - PALADIN OF SOULS VOL.3 by Lois McMaster Bujold (Eos, Hardcover, $24.95)

THE OPAL DECEPTION - ARTEMIS FOWL VOL. 4 by Eoin Colfer (Hyperion, Hardcover, $16.95)


MIGRATION - SPECIES IMPERATIVE VOL. 2 by Julie E. Czerneda (DAW, Hardcover, $24.95)

THE PRODIGAL TROLL by Charles Coleman Finlay (Pyr, Hardcover, $25.00)

SCIENCE OF THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY by Michael Hanlon (Macmillan, Hardcover, $24.95)

SANCTUARY - DRAGON JOUSTERS VOL. 3 by Mercedes Lackey (DAW, Hardcover, $25.95)

BLACK JUICE by Margo Lanagan (Eos, Hardcover, $15.99)

CHILD OF A RAINLESS YEAR by Jane Lindskold (Tor, Hardcover, $25.95)

THE HOUSE OF STORMS by Ian R. Macleod (Ace, Hardcover, $24.95)

ALECTOR’S CHOICE - COREAN CHRONICLES, VOL. 4 by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor, Hardcover, $27.95)

BUILDING HARLEQUIN’S MOON by Larry Niven and Brenda Cooper (Tor, Hardcover, $25.95)

THE HIDDEN FAMILY - THE MERCHANT PRINCES, VOL. 2 by Charles Stross (Tor, Hardcover, $24.95)

THE CRIMSON SWORD - LEGEND OF ASAHIEL, VOL. 1 by Eldon Thompson (Eos, Hardcover, $24.95)

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS BY H.G. WELLS (New York Review Books, Other Hardcover, $16.95) - Cover illustrations by Edward Gorey!

MIRRORMASK by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean (William Morrow, Oversized Hardcover, $34.95)

THE BOOK OF DRAGONS edited by Michael Hague (HarperCollins, Oversized Softcover, $9.99)

THE SECRETS OF JIN-SHEI by Alma Alexander (HarperCollins, Trade Paperback, $14.95)

ENCHANTMENT by Orson Scott Card (Del Rey, Trade Paperback, $14.95)

THE GOD PARTICLE by Richard Cox (Del Rey, Trade Paperback, $13.95)

WORLDS OF THE GOLDEN QUEEN by David Farland (Tor, Trade Paperback, $14.95)

THE PRODIGAL TROLL by Charles Coleman Finlay (Pyr, Trade Paperback, $15.00)

GRAVITY WELLS by James Alan Gardner (Eos, Trade Paperback, $15.95)

A SUNDIAL IN A GRAVE: 1610 by Mary Gentle (Perennial, Trade Paperback, $14.95)

THE TWIST by Richard Calder (Four Walls Eight Windows, Trade Paperback, $12.95)

NEUTRINO DRAG by Paul Di Filippo (Four Walls Eight Windows, Trade Paperback, $15.95)

HAMMERJACK by Marc D. Giller (Bantam Spectra, Trade Paperback, $12.00)

BRAN MAK MORN: THE LAST KING by Robert E. Howard (Del Rey, Trade Paperback, $15.95)

THE SPELLCOATS AND THE CROWN OF DALEMARK - THE DALEMARK QUARTET VOL. 2 by Diana Wynne Jones (Greenwillow, Trade Paperback, $7.99)

CHILD OF A RAINLESS YEAR by Jane Lindskold (Tor, Trade Paperback, $14.95)

THE FIRST VERSE by Barry McCrea (Carroll & Graf, Trade Paperback, $14.95)

GHOSTS OF COLUMBIA by L.E Modesitt Jr. (Tor, Trade Paperback, $14.95)

THINNER THEN THOU by Kit Reed (Tor, Trade Paperback, $13.95)

THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Jack Ketchum (Leisure, Mass Market, $6.99)- A harrowing novel that examines the banality of evil, now available in inexpensive paperback form.  One of the most upsetting books I've ever read.  Recommended only for those with strong stomachs by Jude.

CHANGER OF DAYS by Alma Alexander (Eos, Mass Market, $6.99)

HORIZON STORMS - SAGA OF SEVEN SUNS VOL. 3 by Kevin J. Anderson (Aspect, Mass Market, $6.99)

THE SKINNER by Neal Asher (Tor, Mass Market, $7.99)

WYVERNWOOD - DRAGON VOL. 1 by Robin Wayne Bailey (ibooks, Mass Market, $6.99)

HEARTWOOD by Barbara Campbell (DAW, Mass Market, $6.99)

WHISPERING NICKEL IDOLS - A GARRETT, P.I. NOVEL by Glen Cook (Roc, Mass Market, $6.99)

THE JAGUAR AND THE WOLF by Leah R. Cutter (Roc, Mass Market, $6.99) - See event description.

SURVIVAL - SPECIES IMPERATIVE VOL. 1 by Julie E. Czerneda (DAW, Mass Market, $6.99)

TONG LASHING - SIR APROPOS OF NOTHING, VOL. 3 by Peter David (Pocket, Mass Market, $7.99)

TREASON KEEP - HYTHRUN CHRONICLES, VOL. 2 by Jennifer Fallon (Tor, Mass Market, $7.99)

LOST AND FOUND by Alan Dean Foster (Del Rey, Mass Market, $6.99)

HOUSE OF REEDS by Thomas Harlan (Tor, Mass Market, $7.99)

YEAR’S BEST SF 10 edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer (Eos, Mass Market, $7.99)

NEW SPRING - WHEEL OF TIME: IN THE BEGINNING VOL. 1 by Robert Jordan (Tor, Mass Market, $6.99)

STRAYDOG by Kathe Koja (Speak, Mass Market, $5.99)

CRUCIBLE by Nancy Kress (Tor, Mass Market, $6.99)

THIS ROUGH MAGIC by Mercedes Lackey and Eric Flint (Baen, Mass Market, $7.99)

A LOGIC NAMED JOE by Murray Leinster and Eric Flint, ed. (Baen, Mass Market, $7.99)

EARTH LOGIC - ELEMENTAL LOGIC, VOL. 2 by Laurie J. Marks (Tor, Mass Market, $7.99)

NANO by John Robert Marlow (Tor, Mass Market, $6.99)

TO CRUSH THE MOON by Wil McCarthy (Bantam Spectra, Mass Market, $6.99)

GODS AND ANDROIDS by Andre Norton (Baen, Mass Market, $7.99)

DESTRUCTION OF THE BOOKS by Mel Odom (Tor, Mass Market, $7.99)

MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY’S SWORD AND SORCERESS VOL. 21 edited by Diana L. Paxson (DAW, Mass Market, $6.99)

THE FAMILY TRADE - MERCHANT PRINCES VOL. 1 by Charles Stross (Tor, Mass Market, $6.99)

DEAD TO THE WORLD - SOOKIE STACKHOUSE VOL. 4 by Charlaine Harris (Berkley, Mass Market, $7.99)

CITY OF THE DEAD by Brian Keene (Leisure, Mass Market, $6.99)

TERMINAL by Brian Keene (Bantam Spectra, Mass Market, $6.99)

AMMIE, COME HOME by Barbara Michaels (HarperTorch, Mass Market, $7.50)

NOVEMBER MOURNS by Tom Piccirilli (Bantam Spectra, Mass Market, $5.99)

DARK MOON RISING by James M. Thompson (Pinnacle, Mass Market, $5.99)

HAUNTED - WOMEN OF THE OTHERWORLD VOL. 5 by Kelly Armstrong (Bantam Spectra, Mass Market, $6.99)

THE HUNTED - A VAMPIRE HUNTRESS LEGEND by L.A. Banks (St. Martin's, Mass Market, $7.99)

GRIMM MEMORIALS by R. Patrick Gates (Pinnacle, Mass Market, $6.50)

WITH RED HANDS by Stephen Woodworth (Dell, Mass Market, $6.99) 

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