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Events and News from Borderlands Books

JULY, 2004

Chapter One - Event Information, News, and Special Features

Pat & Dick Lupoff, THE BEST OF XERO, Sunday, July 11th at 2 pm

The 9th Annual BOOKS BY THE BAY at Yerba Buena Gardens, Saturday, July 17th from 10 AM to 4 PM

Frank M. Robinson, THE DONOR, Sunday, August 1st at 2 pm

L.E. Modesitt, Jr., SCEPTERS, Thursday, August 5th at 7 pm

Michael Moorcock, GLORIANA OR, THE UNFULFILL'D QUEEN, Saturday, August 7th at 2 pm

(for more information check the end of this section)


Borderlands is adding summertime events at a remarkable pace, so we'll be sending out a supplemental newsletter this month to keep you updated.

New Newsletter Editor: Madeline Ruegg has replaced Cary Heater (who continues to do events and publicity) as editor of Dispatches. Maddie has been an avid reader in the field for years and brings nine years of experience in bookselling to our staff. When not editing this fine publication or playing with her kitty cats, Madeline pursues a Master's Degree in Celtic Mythology and Folklore with plans to earn a PhD. in Comparative Literature.

Spookycon will be taking place in San Francisco on Halloween week-end (October 30-31) at The Cathedral Hill Hotel (1101 Van Ness Ave. at Geary Blvd.)

From the Spookycon website ( ).  

"If you attended last year's Spookycon, you got to see such horror lumninaries as Reggie Bannister (actor PHANTASM, BUBBA HO-TEP), Poppy Z. Brite (author LOST SOULS, DRAWING BLOOD, EXQUISITE CORPSE ), Ramsey Campbell (author PACT OF THE FATHERS, SILENT CHILDREN), Geoff Cooper ( ),Mike Mendez (director THE CONVENT), Bill Moseley (actor TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2, HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES), Ted Naifeh (comic artist GLOOMCOOKIE, HOW LOATHSOME), Dave Parker ( director THE DEAD HATE THE LIVING), David J. Schow (screenwriter THE CROW, author THE KILL RIFF) , Scott Spiegel (screenwriter EVIL DEAD 2, director FROM DUSK TILL DAWN 2), and Serena Valentino (comic writer GLOOMCOOKIE, NIGHTMARES AND FAIRY TALES).

THIS YEAR, Spookycon returns on HALLOWEEN WEEKEND (October 30th and 31st) with our guests WARREN ELLIS (author of TRANSMETROPOLITAN), Christa Faust (author CONTROL FREAK, HOODTOWN), Caitlin R. Kiernan (author SILK, THRESHOLD), and Bernie Wrightson (artist SWAMP THING, BATMAN, THE PUNISHER). More guests are in the works, so get your tickets early! Registration for Spookycon this year will be $45 until October 1st. If you purchase your membership on the web, you'll receive a Founding Member laminate that gives you access to the Guest Party on Saturday night! At the door cost will be $25 per day, $50 for the weekend. Laminates will be cut off at October 1st. "

CORRECTION: We'd like to apologize for the mistaken review that we printed last month.  David Drake's GRIMMER THAN HELL, which we still wholeheartedly recommend, was listed with the review for David Drake's ALL THE WAY TO THE GALLOWS.  GALLOWS is very funny; GRIMMER is not.  We regret the error, and promise not to do it again.

We received the following from one of our favorite artists,
 Alan M. Clark: "I am writing to announce the opening of my new web site and online store, (The Art of Alan M. Clark & More):
Please come to my BYOB grand opening gala which will be going on for the next few years on my site!
Original art, illustration and fine art, fine art prints, books, etc...
With the help of Chad Savage -- ( )-- I finally have a fully functional, secure store site as well as a great place to showcase my work.  There are still hundreds of items--mostly images for sale in the form of prints--that I haven't installed yet, but I've made a good start and felt now was the time to make this announcement.  I will be expanding the store continuously in the coming months.  So please bookmark it and visit often."

From the Office

The column that usually appears here will return next month.  Alan has been remodeling his house and is too covered with paint to type!

Book Club Info

The Gay Men's Book Club will meet on Sunday, July 11th at 5 pm to discuss THE LIGHT AGES by Ian R. MacLeod. The books for August are THE NAKED SUN and THE CAVES OF STEEL by Isaac Asimov.  Please contact the group leader, Christopher Rodriguez, at, for more information.

The Classic Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club will meet on Sunday, July 18th at 6 pm to discuss LEGEND by David Gemmel. The book for August is THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME by Mark Haddon.  Please contact Jude at for more information.

Upcoming Event Details

Sunday, August 1st at 2 pm, Frank M. Robinson reading and signing THE DONOR:

Local author Frank M. Robinson presents his latest thriller, THE DONOR.  In this creepy tale of organ harvesting, Dennis Heller wakes up from a minor car accident to find he is missing an organ.  Worse yet, it’s not the first time.  Now he must find the harvester before he becomes a “donor” again.  Frank’s works in sci-fi, suspense, and nonfiction include WAITING, political thriller THE GREAT DIVIDE, Lambda-Award-winning THE DARK BEYOND THE STARS , and the Hugo-winning SCIENCE FICTION OF THE 20TH CENTURY. To read the first chapter of THE DONOR, visit .

Thursday, August 5th at 7 pm, L.E. Modesitt, Jr. reading and signing SCEPTERS:

Borderlands welcomes L.E. Modesitt, Jr., author of over thirty-five fantasy and science fiction novels including the popular SAGA OF RECLUSE series.  His latest epic fantasy series, THE COREAN CHRONICLES, takes place in Corus, a world of humans, strange animals, supernatural creatures and the magical powers of a few.  Please join us as he. reads from SCEPTERS - THE THIRD BOOK OF THE COREAN CHRONICLES.

Saturday, August 7th at 2 pm, Michael Moorcock reading and signing GLORIANA OR, THE UNFULFILL'D QUEEN:

Come meet Michael Moorcock, author of the Elric Saga, the Jerry Cornelius books, and dozens of others as he presents a special edition of GLORIANA OR, THE UNFULFILL'D QUEEN which includes a new afterword, and both the original and the later revised ending.  Originally published in the UK in 1978, GLORIANA won the World Fantasy Award, John W. Campbell Award, and the British Fantasy Award.  A fable satirizing Edmund Spenser's THE FAERIE QUEENE and reflecting the real life of Elizabeth I, GLORIANA tells of a woman who ascends to the throne upon the death of her debauched and corrupted father.  Beautiful, powerful, and revered, Gloriana rules Albion, a vast empire that stretches from Asia to America.  While her life is meant to mirror that of her nation -- an image of purity, virtue, enlightenment, and prosperity -- the truth is that the monarch who suffocates under the repression of her role and the burden of her duty is sexually frustrated and seeks release in all manner of debauchery.  Furthermore, her peaceful empire is actually kept secure by her wicked chancellor Montfallcon and his corrupt network of spies and murderers.  The most sinister of these is Captain Quire, a man with the ability to bring down an empire.
Don't miss this legendary author!

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

ARGOSY MAGAZINE - SECOND ISSUE, MAY/JUNE 2004  ed. by Lou Anders and James A. Owen (Coppervale, Slipcased Paperback, $12.95) - The second issue of this beautiful, glossy literary magazine has arrived! Featuring fiction by O'Neil De Noux, Carol Emshwiller, Jeff Vandermeer, Mike Resnick, Mike Baron, Martin Meyers, non-fiction by Kevin J. Anderson, Eric Spitznagel interviews Neal Pollack, an all-new (separately bound) novella by Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross with the winning title "The Rapture of the Nerds," and a collection of artistic work by Dr. Seuss!  Illustrated by John Picacio - don't miss it!

NIGHT VISIONS 11 ed. Bill Sheehan (Subterranean, Signed (by all contributors) and Numbered Limited Edition Hardcover, (250 copies) $50.00, and Trade Hardcover, $30.00)

MOVE UNDER GROUND by Nick Mamatas (Night Shade Books, Signed Limited Edition Hardcover, (100 copies), $45.00, and Trade Hardcover, $25) - The limited edition contains an additional Lovecraftian short story, and Nick was kind enough to stop by and sign the trade editions, too.

COLLECTED ESSAYS - VOLUME 1: AMATEUR JOURNALISM H.P.Lovecraft ed. S.T. Joshi (Hippocampus Press, Hardcover, $40.00)

COLLECTED ESSAYS - VOLUME 2: LITERARY CRITICISM H.P.Lovecraft ed. S.T. Joshi (Hippocampus Press, Hardcover, $40.00)

THE SHINING HAND AND OTHER TALES OF TERROR by J.E.Muddock, edited by John Pelan (Midnight House, Numbered Limited Edition Hardcover, (500 copies), $40.00)

SECRET LIFE by Jeff Vandemeer (Golden Gryphon, First Edition Hardcover, $24.95)

DANCING ON AIR by Frances Oliver (Ash-Tree Press, Limited Edition Hardcover, (500 copies) $44.00)

THE DEVIL OF THE MARSH AND OTHER STORIES by H.B. Marriott Watson (Ash-Tree Press, Limited Edition Hardcover, (500 copies), $46.00)

BREATHMOSS AND OTHER EXHALATIONS by Ian R. Macleod (Golden Gryphon, First Edition Hardcover, $24.95)

THE BEST OF XERO ed. Pat Lupoff and Dick Lupoff (Tachyon, First Edition Hardcover, $29.95) - see event description above

THE OVERNIGHT by Ramsey Campbell (PS, Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Hardcover, (200 copies) $90.00 and Trade Hardcover, (500 copies) $50)

GIG by James Lovegrove (PS, Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Hardcover (200 copies) $90.00 and Trade Hardcover, (500 copies) $50)

BANQUET FOR THE DAMNED by Adam L.G. Nevill (PS, Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Hardcover, (200 copies) $90.00, and Trade Hardcover, (500 copies) $50)

CHASING VERMEER by Blue Balliett, Brett Helquist, illus. (Scholastic, Hardcover, $16.95)

MOTHER AEGYPT AND OTHER STORIES by Kage Baker (Night Shade Books, Signed, Limited Edition Hardcover, (500 copies) $45.00, and Trade Hardcover, $27.00) - The trade editions have been signed by Ms. Baker as well - what a deal!

THE HAUNTED OCEAN by John B. Ford (Rainfall Books, Signed Limited Edition Hardcover, (100 copies) $42.00)

MISS HARGREAVES by Frank Baker (Tartarus Press, Limited Edition Hardcover, (300 copies) $55.00)

MEDICINE ROAD by Charles de Lint (Subterranean Press, Deluxe Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Hardcover, (750 copies) $60.00, and Trade Hardcover, $35.00) - The limited edition contains full-color end sheets and an extra section of working sketches by Charles Vess.

HONEY IS SWEETER THAN BLOOD by Jeffrey Thomas (Delirium Books, Signed Limited Edition Hardcover, (250 copies), $40.00)

RED WORLD OF POLARIS by Clark Ashton Smith (Night Shade Books, Trade Hardcover, $27.00) -  RED WORLD OF POLARIS has for many years been the holy grail for Clark Ashton Smith fans. A tale of Captain Volmar, it's been oft discussed but never seen. Until now!  The Limited and Lettered editions of this book sold out immediately, so get a trade copy while you can!

USE ONCE, THEN DESTROY by Conrad Williams (Night Shade Books, Signed Limited Edition Hardcover, (100 copies), $45.00 and Trade Hardcover, $27) - The limited edition contains an additional story and a bound-in ribbon bookmark.

100 JOLTS - SHOCKINGLY SHORT STORIES by Michael Arnzen (Raw Dog Screaming Press, Trade Paper, $12.95) - 100 short sharp shocks of darkly comic and gruesome fiction by a master of concise, impact-filled prose.  Don't miss "Stabbing For Dummies."  Recommended by Cary.

TRASH SEX MAGIC by Jennifer Stevenson (Small Beer Press, Trade Paper, $16.00)

PERFECT CIRCLE by Sean Stewart (Small Beer Press, Trade Paper, $15.00)

DEAD MAN’S HAND - ASSASSIN SERIES, VOL. 1, by Tim Lebbon (Necessary Evil, Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Chapbook, (450 copies) $12.95)

LADY CHURCHILL’S ROSEBUD WRISTLET NUMBER 14, edited by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant, (Small Beer Press, Chapbook Binding, $5.00)

HORSES BLOW UP DOG CITY AND OTHER STORIES  by Richard Butner (Small Beer Press, Chapbook Binding, $5.00)

THE DARK MAN- THE JOURNAL OF ROBERT E. HOWARD STUDIES, VOL. 7 edited by Mark Hall and Charles Gramlich (Seele Brennt, Chapbook Binding, $8.00)

TERROR TALES #2 ed. John B. Ford and Paul Kane (Rainfall Books, Trade Paper, $16.99)

Three vintage vampire novels by Paul Feval, translated by Brian Stableford, all from Black Coat Press: VAMPIRE CITY (Trade Paper, $19.95), KNIGHTSHADE (Trade Paper, $16.95), and THE VAMPIRE COUNTESS (Trade Paper, $22.95)

CHILDREN OF EPIPHANY by Frances Oliver (Classic Macabre (Ash-Tree Press), Trade Paper, $21.00)

OLYMPIC GAMES by Leslie What (Tachyon, Trade Paper, $14.95)

New and Notable

We have two gorgeous dragon mirrors for sale, to grace your bedroom, hallway or mantle: the DOUBLE DRAGON MIRROR w/ two candleholders, $80.00 and the SMALL DOUBLE DRAGON MIRROR, $47.00.  Get 'em while they're here, and check out the terrible poems Jude wrote on their labels while you're at it!

IRON SUNRISE by Charles Stross (Ace, First Edition Hardcover, $23.95) - The sequel to SINGULARITY SKY.  "Battered and bruised from the collision between the New Republic and the Festival, arms inspector Rachel Mansour is looking forward to a quiet leave back home on Earth. But a distant McWorld has been destroyed by an illegal causality violation device -- and its slower-than-light bomber fleet is hurtling towards another planet, ready to inflict a mistaken vengeance. When someone starts murdering the diplomats who can cancel the attack, Rachel is dragged into a search for a runaway girl who shadowy conspirators are trying to kill -- a girl whose memories may contain the truth about who caused the Iron Sunrise."

THE SKINNER by Neal Asher (Tor, First US Edition Hardcover,  $26.95)

BEHEMOTH - B-MAX, VOL. 1 by Peter Watts (Tor, First Edition Hardcover, $24.95)


THE YEAR’S BEST SCIENCE FICTION, VOL. 21, ed. Gardner Dozois (Tor, First Edition Hardcover, $35.00 and Trade Paper, $19.95)

THE SHIPS OF AIR - FALL OF ILE-RIEN, VOL. 2 by Martha Wells (Eos, Hardcover, $24.95)

LOST AND FOUND by Alan Dean Foster (Del Rey, Hardcover, $23.95)

PRINCE OF THE BLOOD by Raymond E. Feist (Bantam Spectra, Hardcover, $25.00) - The author's preferred 15th Anniversary edition.

EMERALD SEA by John Ringo (Baen, Hardcover, $25.00)


MASTERS OF FANTASY ed. Bill Fawcett and Brian Thomsen (Baen, Hardcover, $25.00)

THE WITCHES OF KARRES by James H. Schmitz (Baen, Hardcover, $16.00)

THE LOCUS AWARDS edited by Charles N. Brown and Jonathan Strahan (Eos, First Edition Trade Paperback, $15.95) - From the back cover - "Now, for the first time, the best of the Locus Awards for Short Fiction are gathered in one volume.  Spanning the absolute finest in science fiction and fantasy short fiction for the last thirty years, this anthology is an indispensable guide to speculative fiction from the classic to the outrageous by the leaders of the field."

THE WILD REEL by Paul Brandon (Tor, Trade Paperback, $14.95)
Natasha is a young Irish artist who hears a wild and secret music when she paints. She lives in a seaside village in the west of Ireland which provides a perfect and solitary place for her to work, until the dreams come. They start as nothing more than vague erotic images and steadily progress, affecting both her art and her life as the music in her head grows. But she is not the only one who can hear it. An immortal faerie King has decided that Natasha will be his next bride, and to that end he'll follow her to the end of the world, whether she likes it or not. Brandon's story is both contemporary and old fashioned and at times quite funny, as winning the heart and soul of a mortal is apparently "not as easy as used to be".

STIFF- THE CURIOUS LIVES OF HUMAN CADAVERS by Mary Roach (Norton, Trade Paper, $13.95) - Mary Roach manages to educate and entertain while treating the subject of cadavers and cadaver research with respect and sensitivity.  The most entertaining read on cadavers ever!.  And it's all true.  One of the best books I've read all year.  Recommended by Cary.

THE HEDGE KNIGHT by George R.R. Martin (Devils Due, Graphic Novel, $14.95) - A nicely-illustrated version of the short story that originally appeared in LEGENDS.  THE HEDGE KNIGHT takes place in the world of A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, about a hundred years before the events that occur in A GAME OF THRONES.  And, no, we haven't heard anything else about the release date for A FEAST FOR CROWS.

FLUKE - OR, I KNOW WHY THE WINGED WHALE SINGS by Christopher Moore (Perennial, Trade Paper, $13.95) - Just why do humpback whales sing?  Even more puzzling, why would a humpback whale have "Bite Me" spelled out in foot high letters on his flukes?  Find out why in FLUKE - a warped tale of whale researchers and not-exactly whales by Borderlands' fave funny guy Christopher Moore.  Recommended by Cary.

LAVONDYSS - A NOVEL OF THE MYTHAGO CYCLE by Robert Holdstock (Tor, Trade Paper, $15.95)

WAIFS AND STRAYS by Charles de Lint (Firebird, Trade Paper, $7.99)

IT CAME FROM THE DRIVE-IN ed. Norman Partridge and Martin H. Greenberg (BP Books, Trade Paper, $11.95)

DREAMER OF DUNE - THE BIOGRAPHY OF FRANK HERBERT by Brian Herbert (Tor, Trade Paper, $16.95)

THE SAVAGE TALES OF SOLOMON KANE by Robert E. Howard (Del Rey, Trade Paper, $15.95)

THE GOOD HOUSE by Tananarive Due (Washington Square Press, Trade Paper, $14.00)

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME by Mark Haddon (Vintage, Trade Paper, $12.00)

THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE by Audrey Niffenegger (Harvest, Trade Paper, $14.00)

SILENT INTERVIEWS- ON LANGUAGE, RACE, SEX, SCIENCE FICTION, AND SOME COMICS by Samuel R. Delany (Wesleyan University Press, Trade Paper, $27.95)

A FISTFUL OF SKY by Nina Kiriki Hoffman (Ace, Mass Market, $6.99) - Normally when people start using words like "wistful" and "winsome" and "bittersweet" to describe stories, I flinch.  I like my prose direct and funny and frightening.  Luckily for me, there is Nina Kiriki Hoffman, who proves that not only _aren't_ all six of those adjectives mutually exclusive, but they can in fact all coexist in one book.  I've loved Hoffman's other books, so it was no surprise to me to adore FISTFUL OF SKY, even though this book introduces an entirely new set of characters.  The story centers on Gypsum LaZelle, part of an otherwise-typical family living in Southern California.  What makes the LaZelles atypical is that at puberty, they undergo a "transition" -- usually a terrible illness and fever -- and when they recover they have developed magical powers.  The powers, however, are inconsistent and unpredictable, leading to several VERY funny scenes where teenage sibling rivalry escalates to comical heights.  Gypsum, at twenty, is just reconciling herself to a "mundane" life when she finally undergoes the transition.  Her power, it seems, is one of the "unkind" ones, a power to curse.  If the magical power isn't discharged, it will build up inside her and eventually kill her, so the story follows Gypsum's search for a practical way to discharge her power without hurting anyone she loves.  The effects are both comic and touching.  From growling grapefruits to living chalk drawings to creepy dopplegangers and a whole backyard full of brownies, this is a great story.  Enthusiastically recommended by Jude.

THOMAS THE RHYMER by Ellen Kushner (Bantam Spectra, Mass Market, $6.99)- First of all, forgive me for using this cliché right out of the gate but Ellen Kushner's novel THOMAS THE RHYMER is truly a classic in the fantasy genre. And for good reason. So what makes this story worthy of such enthusiasm, you might ask? Well, I'll tell you, Kushner makes the legend of Thomas the Rhymer which has survived as a centuries-old Scottish ballad feel new and urgent. Thomas is the charismatic young minstrel who unwittingly attracts the attentions of the local Queen of Elfland. Through his experiences in both mortal and magical realms and thanks to the Queen's rather double-edged parting gift, Thomas becomes worthy of the legend named for him. Kushner's writing is fresh and sensual and she retells this traditional story in a way which actively draws you into her world's dual realities. Highly recommended by Madeline (and not just for those out there who love pretty elves with pointy ears!)

THE WIND CALLER by P. D. Cacek (Leisure, Mass Market, $6.99)-From the publisher's web site - "Listen to the leaves rustling.  Hear the wind building.  These could be the first signs that Gideon Berlander has found you.  They could be the last sounds you hear.  Gideon hasn't been the same since that terrifying night in the cave, the night he changed forever-the night he became a Wind Caller.  But the power to call upon and control the unimaginable force of the wind in all its fury has warped him, twisted his mind, and unleashed a virtually unstoppable monster.  Those who oppose Gideon are destroyed ... horribly.  No one can escape the wind.  And no one -- not even Gideon -- knows what nightmarish secrets wait in its swirling grasp."
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THE SCAR by China Mieville (Del Rey, Mass Market, $7.99)

SPHERICAL HARMONIC- SKOLIAN EMPIRE, VOL. 7 by Catherine Asaro (Tor, Mass Market, $6.99)

PRINCE OF AYODHYA - THE RAMAYANA, VOL. 1 by Ashok K. Banker (Aspect, Mass Market, $6.99)

FOREST OF STARS- SAGA OF THE SEVEN SUNS VOL. 2 by Kevin J. Anderson (Aspect, Mass Market, $6.99)

SKRAYLING TREE:  THE ALBINO IN AMERICA - AN ELRIC NOVEL by Michael Moorcock (Warner, Mass Market, $6.99)

THE SERVICE OF THE SWORD - WORLDS OF HONOR VOL.4  ed. by David Weber (Baen, Mass Market, $7.99)

VISIONS OF LIBERTY ed. by Mark Tier and Martin H. Greenberg (Baen, Mass Market, $6.99)

BLIND LAKE by Robert Charles Wilson (Tor, Mass Market, $6.99)

GODDESS OF THE ICE REALM - LORD OF THE ISLES, VOL. 5 by David Drake (Tor, Mass Market, $7.99)

NEW SKIES ed. by Patrick Nielsen Hayden (Tor, Mass Market, $6.99)

SCATTERBRAIN by Larry Niven (Tor, Mass Market, $6.99)

THE YEAR’S BEST FANTASY, VOL. 4 ed. David G. Hartwell (Eos, Mass Market, $7.99)

BILL THE GALACTIC HERO by Harry Harrison (ibooks, Mass Market, $6.99)

THE COMPUTER CONNECTION by Alfred Bester (ibooks, Mass Market, $6.99)

THE KIN by Peter Dickinson (Firebird, Mass Market, $7.99)

CRAVINGS by Laurell K. Hamilton and Mary Janice Davidson (Jove, Mass Market, $7.99) - Also includes stories by Eileen Wilks and Rebecca York

SWORD OF KING JAMES by J. Adrian Lee (Ace, Mass Market, $6.99)

ONE KNIGHT ONLY by Peter David (Ace, Mass Market, $7.99)

SINGULARITY SKY by Charles Stross (Ace, Mass Market,  $7.99)

A TALENT FOR WAR by Jack McDevitt (Ace, Mass Market,  $7.99)

A CHOIR OF ILL CHILDREN by Tom Piccirilli (Bantam Spectra, Mass Market, $5.99)

DARWIN’S CHILDREN by Greg Bear (Del Rey, Mass Market, $7.50)

THE GATES OF DAWN - CHRONICLES OF BLOOD AND STONE, VOL. 2 by Robert Newcomb (Del Rey, Mass Market, $7.99)

FREEDOM’S GATE by Naomi Kritzer (Bantam Spectra, Mass Market, $6.99)

LORD OF SNOW AND SHADOWS - TEARS OF ARTAMON, VOL. 1 by Sarah Ash (Bantam Spectra, Mass Market, $7.50)

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