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Events and News from Borderlands Books

July, 2005

Chapter One - Event Information, News, and Special Feature

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

Michael Blumlein, THE HEALER, Sunday August 21st, at 2:00pm

Sonoma County Book Festival, Saturday September 10th from 10:00am - 5:00pm

Robin Hobb, SHAMAN'S CROSSING, Sunday September 11th at 3:00pm

Brian Keene , CITY OF THE DEAD & TERMINAL, and Phil Nutman WETWORK, Saturday September 17th at 4pm

David Morell, CREEPERS, Sunday September 18th at 3:00pm

(for more information check the end of this section)


House of Representatives adopts the "Freedom to Read" proposal:
From the ACLU, June 15, 2005 -  "The American Civil Liberties Union today applauded the House of Representatives for adopting the "Freedom to Read" proposal - offered by Rep. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).  It denies funding for FBI access to library and bookstore records under section 215 of the Patriot Act.  A bipartisan majority (238-187) approved the measure as an amendment to a Department of Justice funding measure."

Coverage from the Washington Post: ( )

More from the ACLU: ( )

Edgar Allen Poe letter, and fundraising for the Poe Museum:
Several months ago, the Poe Museum unveiled its latest acquistion -- a long-lost letter penned by Poe himself.  The letter, dated June 4th, 1846, was purchased at a yard sale 20 years ago.  The museum still has much fundraising to do and encourages anyone interested in helping the collection grow to make a contribution.  More information at ( ).  Thanks to customer Wickie Stamps for bringing this to our attention.

Awards News

The Bram Stoker Awards for superior achievement in the Horror Field were presented June 25th, 2005 in Los Angeles.  IN THE NIGHT ROOM by Peter Straub won the award for novel.  See the complete list of winners here: ( )

Richard Morgan's MARKET FORCES has won this year's John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best SF novel published in 2004.  More information on the Campbell Award here: ( )

In even more awards news, the International Horror Guild has announced their nominees.  The IHG awards will be presented at the World Fantasy Convention in November.  The nominees for novel are:
Ramsey Campbell, THE OVERNIGHT (PS Publishing, UK)
Elizabeth Hand, MORTAL LOVE (William Morrow)
James Hynes, THE KINGS OF INFINITE SPACE (St. Martin's Press)
Lucius Shepard, A HANDBOOK OF AMERICAN PRAYER (Thunder's Mouth Press)
Peter Straub, IN THE NIGHT ROOM (Random House, US; Harper Collins, UK)

For the complete list of nominees, see ( )

From The Office

From The Office will return next month.

Book Club Info

The Gay Men's Book Club will meet on Sunday, August 14th, at 5 pm to discuss AN ALIEN HEAT by Michael Moorcock.  The book for September will be INVERSIONS by Iain M. Banks.  Please contact the group leader, Christopher Rodriguez, at, for more information.

The Classic Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club will meet on Sunday, July 17th, at 6 pm to discuss THERE AND BACK AGAIN by Pat Murphy.  This author will be present at the meeting to take part in the discussion.  The book for August is AMERICAN GODS by Neil Gaiman.  Please contact Jude at for more information.

Upcoming Event Details

Saturday, July 23rd from 10:00am - 4:00pm, BOOKS BY THE BAY - Join Borderlands for this huge celebration of independent bookselling 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 45 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 him 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 host 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 Friends, The X's), Joe Vigil (Gunfighters in Hell) 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 ( )

Sunday August 21st, at 2:00pm, Michael Blumlein, THE HEALER (Pyr): Borderlands is pleased to welcome Michael Blumlein, the author of THE MOVEMENT OF MOUNTAINS, and  X,Y, as well as the award-winning story collection THE BRAINS OF RATS .  He has been nominated twice for the World Fantasy Award and twice for the Bram Stoker Award.  In addition to writing, Dr. Blumlein practices and teaches medicine at the University of California at San Francisco.  Now Blumlein brings his experience as a practicing physician to bear in his novel THE HEALER, which subtly and beautifully examines the ways in which society both reveres and fears members of the medical profession. THE HEALER is a story of human life and death, human rites and rituals, seen through the eyes of an outsider, one who knows humans better, perhaps, than they know themselves.  Join us to meet this fascinating author!

Saturday September 10th from 10:00am - 5:00pm, Sonoma County Book Festival: Join Borderlands and dozens of other vendors in Santa Rosa's Courthouse Square for this sixth annual celebration of the literary arts.  There will be author appearances, panels, readings, special events for kids, and much, much more!  Details at ( )

Sunday September 11th at 3:00pm, Robin Hobb, SHAMAN'S CROSSING (Harper EOS): Borderlands is delighted to welcome the prolific and talented Robin Hobb, author of the beloved FARSEER books.  SHAMAN'S CROSSING is the first in a brand-new series, The Soldier Son Trilogy.  SHAMAN'S CROSSING is dedicated "To Caffeine and Sugar - my companions through many a long night of writing."  We know you're going to love Robin Hobb!  Check out her thoroughly entertaining website here: ( )

Saturday September 17th at 4pm, Brian Keene, CITY OF THE DEAD (Leisure) & TERMINAL (Leisure), and Phil Nutman, Author's Special Edition of WET WORK (Overlook Connection Press):  We're pleased to welcome Brian and Phil for a zombie double-header!  Brian Keene is the charismatic author of THE RISING, and many, many forthcoming books.  Philip Nutman is a novelist, short story writer, comic book scriptwriter, and screenwriter.  Join us for a whole afternoon of the living dead!

Sunday September 18th at 3:00pm, David Morell, CREEPERS:  Join us to meet David Morrell!  From Publisher's Weekly: "Morrell takes a creative kind of breaking-and-entering as the premise for his latest thriller. . ., a gripping story that demands to be read in a single sitting.  Disguising himself as a journalist, Frank Balenger, ex-U.S. Army Ranger and Iraqi war veteran, joins a group of "Creepers," also known as infiltrators, urban explorers or city speleologists—men and women who outfit themselves with caving gear to break into and explore buildings that have long been closed up and abandoned.  Though what they're doing is technically illegal, participants pride themselves on never stealing or destroying anything they find at these sites.  They take only photographs and aim to leave no footprints.  Balenger joins a group of four: the leader, Professor Robert Conklin, high school teacher Vincent Vanelli and graduate students Rick and Cora Magill.  This gang infiltrates the Paragon Hotel, an abandoned, seven-story, pyramidal Asbury Park, N.J., structure built in 1901 by eccentric, hemophiliac Morgan Carlisle.  Balenger and the professor have a special agenda, but the others are there simply for the thrills.  Things quickly begin to unravel in life-threatening ways once the intrepid infiltrators penetrate the building—they aren't the only ones creeping around the spooky hotel.  Morrell delivers first-rate, suspenseful storytelling once again."

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

Telling Tales by Neil Gaiman (DreamHaven, Audio Book - CD, $16.00)

Speaking in Tongues by Neil Gaiman (DreamHaven, Audio Book - CD, $16.00)

Martian Quest - The Early Brackett by Leigh Brackett (Haffner, Hardcover, $40.00)

The Hour Before Dawn and Two Other Stories from Newford by Charles De Lint (Subterranean, Hardcover, $60.00) - One of 500 signed and numbered limited edition copies.

Night of Knives - A Novel of Malaz by Ian Cameron Esslemont (PS, Signed and Numbered Limited Edition (500 copies) Hardcover, $54.00 and Signed, Numbered and Slipcased Limited (200 copies) Hardcover, $94.00) - Introduction by Steven Erikson.

Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link (Small Beer Press, Hardcover, $24.00)

Angels & Visitations by Neil Gaiman (DreamHaven, Oversized Hardcover, $29.95)

Seventy-Five - The Diamond Anniversary of a Science Fiction Pioneer by Jack Williamson (Haffner, Oversized Hardcover, $50.00) - Edited by Stephen Haffner & Richard A. Hauptman.  Foreword by Connie Willis.  Introduction by Sir Arthur C. Clarke

A Reverie for Mister Ray - Reflections on Life, Death, and Speculative Fiction by Michael Bishop (PS, Signed and Numbered Limited Edition (500 copies) Hardcover, $54.00 and Signed, Numbered and Slipcased Limited (200 copies) Hardcover, $94.00) - Introduction by Jeff Vandermeer.

The Vampire Master and Other Tales of Horror by Edmond Hamilton (Haffner, Hardcover, $32.00)

Deathgrip by Brian Hodge (Delirium Books, Hardcover, $50.00) - One of 200 signed & numbered limited edition copies. Volume 3, book 2 of the Dark Essentials series.

Broken Angel by Brian Knight (Delirium Books, Hardcover, $50.00) - One of 300 signed & numbered limited edition copies

Night of the Werewolf - Night vol. 2 by Harry Shannon (Medium Rare, Hardcover, $29.95)

They Return at Evening by H.R. Wakefield (Ash-Tree Press, Hardcover, $47.50) - Reprint of Ash-Tree’s hard to find 1995 edition.

Breathe by Christopher Fowler (Telos, Trade Paperback, $15.75)

The Coming of Jonathan Smith by Harry Ludlam (Ash-Tree Press, Trade Paperback, $24.00)

Shoggoth’s Old Peculiar by Neil Gaiman (DreamHaven, Chapbook, $12.00)

Pieces of Hate by Tim Lebbon (Necessary Evil Press, Chapbook, $12.95) - One of 450 signed & numbered limited edition copies. Book 2 of the Assassin Series

Flytrap No. 3 - A Little Zine with Teeth edited by Heather Shaw and Tim Pratt (Tropism Press, Chapbook, $4.00)

Other Ways: Three Tales from Secant by Mark W. Tiedemann (SRM Publisher, Chapbook, $10.00)

Masque of the Small Town Oddball edited by John Weagly (Iguana Publications, Chapbook, $4.00) - Iguana Publications #1. Stories by Adam Pepper, Tim Curran, Martin Mundt, and others.

Requiem for the Radioactive Monkeys edited by John Weagly (Iguana Publications, Chapbook, $5.00) - Iguana Publications #2. Stories by Tina L. Jens, Martin Mundt, J.A. Kornrath and others.

Man from Somewhere by Jack Williamson (Cacahuete Press, Chapbook, $10.00) - One of 200 signed & numbered limited edition copies

Approaching Omega by Eric Brown (Telos, Trade Paperback, $15.75)

Dogs in the Moonlight by Jay Lake (Prime Books, Trade Paperback, $17.95)

REH:Two-Gun Raconteur edited by Damon C. Sasser (Black Coast, Trade Paperback, $10.50) - Contains stories by Glen Lord, Stephen Fabian, Danny Street, Morgan Holmes and Robert E. Howard.
Limited to 250 copies.

New and Notable

The Forbidden - A Vampire Huntress Legend vol. 5 by L.A. Banks (St. Martin's, Trade Paperback, $14.95)

The Devil In Me by Christopher Fowler (Serpent’s Tail, Trade Paperback, $13.95)

Demonized by Christopher Fowler (Serpent’s Tail, Trade Paperback, $15.75)

Personal Demons by Christopher Fowler (Serpent’s Tail, Trade Paperback, $14.97)

The Book of Renfield - A Gospel of Dracula by Tim Lucas (Touchstone, Trade Paperback, $14.00)

Eight of Swords by David Skibbins (Thomas Dunne Books, Hardcover, $23.95) - Winner of the 2004 Malice Domestic/St. Martin’s Press Best First Traditional Mystery Contest

The Arcanum by Thomas Wheeler (Bantam, Trade Paperback, $14.00)

Tears Of The Furies - A Novel Of The Menagerie by Christopher Golden and Thomas E. Sniegoski (Ace, Mass Market, $7.99)

Every Which Way But Dead - Rachel Morgan Vol. 3 by Kim Harrison (HarperTorch, Mass Market, $6.99)

Ashes by H.R. Howland (Berkley, Mass Market, $6.99)

Come Out Tonight by Richard Laymon (Leisure, Mass Market, $7.99)

Grave Intent by Deborah LeBlanc (Leisure, Mass Market, $6.99)

Vigil by Robert Masello (Berkley, Mass Market, $7.99)

Crimson City by Liz Maverick (Love Spell, Mass Market, $6.99)

Writ In Blood by James A. Moore (Jove, Mass Market, $6.99)

The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett (Harper, Audio Book - CD, $29.95) - Unabridged; 7 1/2 hours running time on 7 CDs. Performed by Stephen Briggs.

Brass Man by Neal Asher (Tor UK, Hardcover, $34.15) - Sequel to GRIDLINKED and THE LINE OF POLITY

Valiant by Holly Black (Simon and Schuster, Hardcover, $16.95)

The Healer by Michael Blumlein. M.D. (Pyr, Hardcover, $25.00)

Magic Street by Orson Scott Card (Del Rey, Hardcover, $24.95)

Lord Byron’s Novel: The Evening Land by John Crowley (William Morrow, Hardcover, $25.95)

Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow (Tor, Hardcover, $24.95)

The Year’s Best Science Fiction vol. 22 edited by Gardner Dozois (St. Martin's, Hardcover, $35.00) - Stories by Pat Murphy, Terry Bisson, Kage Baker, and others

The Light-Years Beneath My Feet by Alan Dean Foster (Del Rey, Hardcover, $23.95)

Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke (Chicken House, Hardcover, $12.95)

Dusk by Susan Gates (Putnam, Hardcover, $16.99)

The Divided Crown by Isabel Glass (Tor, Hardcover, $25.95) - Sequel to DAUGHTER OF EXILE.

Mystic Quest - Bronze Canticles vol. 2 by Tracy Hickman (Aspect, Hardcover, $24.95)

Smoke And Mirrors - Sequel to Smoke And Shadows by Tanya Huff (DAW, Hardcover, $24.95)

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostov (Little, Brown, Hardcover, $25.95)

Od Magic by Patricia A. McKillip (Ace, Hardcover, $22.95)

The White Wolf’s Son by Michael Moorcock (Aspect, Hardcover, $24.95) - A new Elric novel.

Princess of Roumania by Paul Park (Tor, Hardcover, $24.95)

Darwin’s Watch - The Science of the Discworld vol. 3 by Terry Pratchett and Ian Stewart (Ebury Press, Hardcover, $34.15) Also by Jack Cohen.

Century Rain by Alastair Reynolds (Ace, Hardcover, $24.95)

Lady of Mazes by Karl Schroeder (Tor, Hardcover, $24.95)

Thraxas and the Sorcerers - Thraxas vol. 3 by Martin Scott (Baen, Hardcover, $22.00)

Olympos by Dan Simmons (Eos, Hardcover, $25.95) - Sequel to ILIUM

No Present Like Time by Steph Swainston (Gollancz, Hardcover, $19.50) - Sequel to YEAR OF OUR WAR

The Time of Troubles vol. 1 by Harry Turtledove (Baen, Hardcover, $26.00)

The Traveler by John Twelve Hawks (Doubleday, Hardcover, $24.95)

Mammoth by John Varley (Ace, Hardcover, $23.95) - see event description below.

Pay the Piper by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple (Starscape, Hardcover, $16.95)

Dragon and Slave - Dragonback vol. 3 by Timothy Zahn (Tor, Hardcover, $17.95)

The Purple Emperor - Faerie Wars, vol. 2 by Herbie Brennan (Bloomsbury, Other Hardcover, $17.95)

The Princess Knight by Cornelia Funke (Anthea Bell, translator) (The Chicken House, Oversized Hardcover, $15.95) - Illustrations by Kerstin Meyer

Legend of GrimJack vol. 2 by John Ostrander (IDW Publishing, Oversized Softcover, $19.99) - Illustrated by Timothy Truman

The Darkness That Comes Before - Prince Of Nothing vol. 1 by R. Scott Bakker (Overlook, Trade Paperback, $15.95)

Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett (Scholastic, Trade Paperback, $6.99) Illustrated by Brett Helquist

Demonstorm by James Barclay (Orion-B, Trade Paperback, $21.60)

Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan (Bloomsbury, Trade Paperback, $7.95)

The Shades of Time and Memory - Wraeththu Histories vol. 2 by Storm Constantine (Tor, Trade Paperback, $15.95)

The Year’s Best Science Fiction vol. 22 edited by Gardner Dozois (St. Martin's, Trade Paperback, $19.95) - Stories by Pat Murphy, Terry Bisson, Kage Baker, and others

The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke (Scholastic, Trade Paperback, $6.99)

White Crow by Mary Gentle (Gollancz, Trade Paperback, $19.58)

Curse the Dark - A Retrievers Novel by Laura Anne Gilman (Luna, Trade Paperback, $13.95)

Mortal Love by Elizabeth Hand (Perennial, Trade Paperback, $13.95)

Anima by M. John Harrison (Gollancz, Trade Paperback, $17.60) - Collects THE COURSE OF THE HEART and SIGNS OF LIFE in one volume.

Brilliance Of the Moon - Tales Of The Otori vol. 3 by Lian Hearn (Riverhead, Trade Paperback, $14.00)

Band of Gypsys by Gwyneth Jones (Gollancz, Trade Paperback, $21.25) - 4th book in the BOLD AS LOVE series, following BOLD AS LOVE, CASTLES MADE OF SAND, and MIDNIGHT LAMP.

Epic by Conor Kostick (O’Brien, Trade Paperback, $12.07)

Firethorn by Sarah Micklem (Bantam Spectra, Trade Paperback, $14.00)

Ghostwritten by David Mitchell (Vintage, Trade Paperback, $14.00)

Pollen by Jeff Noon (Pan, Trade Paperback, $13.95)

Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Ancestors Of Avalon - A Novel Of Atlantis And The British Isles by Diana L. Paxson (Roc, Trade Paperback, $16.00)

Thin Line Between - Wandjina Quartet vol. 1 by M.A.C. Petty (Cold Spring Press, Trade Paperback, $11.00)

Dragon Prince - Dragon Prince vol. 1 by Melanie Rawn (DAW, Trade Paperback, $15.00)

Flights edited by Al Sarrantonio (Roc, Trade Paperback, $16.00) - Contains stories by Harry Turtledove, Orson Scott Card, Larry Niven, Gene Wolfe and many more.

The Confusion - Baroque Cycle vol. 2 by Neal Stephenson (Harper, Trade Paperback, $15.95)

Return Engagement - Settling Accounts vol.1 by Harry Turtledove (Del Rey, Trade Paperback, $15.95)

Tales from Watership Down by Richard Adams (Avon, Mass Market, $6.99)

Fall Girl - Inconstant Moon vol. 2 by Pierce Askegren (Ace, Mass Market, $6.99)

Meet the Thradons by J.D. Austin (Ace, Mass Market, $5.99)

Dead Lines by Greg Bear (Ballantine, Mass Market, $7.50)

Scardown by Elizabeth Bear (Bantam Spectra, Mass Market, $6.99)

Flame In Hali, A - Clingfire vol. 3 by Marion Zimmer Bradley (DAW, Mass Market, $7.99)

Steal the Dragon by Patricia Briggs (Ace, Mass Market, $6.50)

The Fall of Tartarus by Eric Brown (Gollancz, Mass Market, $13.95)

Forge of Heaven by C.J. Cherryh (Eos, Mass Market, $7.99)

Something More by Paul Cornell (Gollancz, Mass Market, $14.12)

The Lady of the Sorrows - The Bitterbynde, vol. 2 by Cecilia Dart-Thornton (Warner, Mass Market, $6.99)

Crash Deluxe - Parrish Plessis vol. 3 by Marianne De Pierres (Orbit, Mass Market, $14.12)

The Tower Of Ravens - Rhiannon’s Ride vol. 1 by Kate Forsyth (Roc, Mass Market, $7.99)

Colony by Rob Grant (Penguin, Mass Market, $13.80)

Gateways edited by Martin H. Greenberg (DAW, Mass Market, $7.50) - Contains stories by Gregory Benford, Robert Sheckley, Kristine Kathryn Rush, Irene Radford and many more.

The Silent House by Ed Greenwood (Tor, Mass Market, $7.99)

The Year’s Best Fantasy vol. 5 edited by David G. Hartwell (Eos, Mass Market, $7.99)

Across The Nightingale Floor - Tales of the Otori vol.1 by Lian Hearn (Firebird, Mass Market, $6.50)

A Stir of Bones by Nina Kiriki Hoffman (Firebird, Mass Market, $5.99)

The Dare by Susan Kearney (Tor, Mass Market, $6.99)

The Child Goddess by Louise Marley (Ace, Mass Market, $6.99)

End In Fire by Syne Mitchell (Roc, Mass Market, $6.99)

Flash by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (Tor, Mass Market, $7.99)

The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon (Del Rey, Mass Market, $6.99)

The Book Of Years vol. 1 by Peter Morwood (DAW, Mass Market, $7.99) - Contains the novels The Horse Lord and The Demon Lord.

Scrolls of the Ancients by Robert Newcomb (Del Rey, Mass Market, $7.99)

The Pearl of the Soul of the World - Darkangel Trilogy vol. 3 by Meredith Ann Pierce (Magic Carpet Books, Mass Market, $6.95)

The Darkangel - Darkangel vol. 1 by Meredith Pierce (Magic Carpet, Mass Market, $6.00)

A Gathering of Gargoyles - Darkangel vol. 2 by Meredith Pierce (Magic Carpet, Mass Market, $6.00)

A Hat Full of Sky - The Continuing Adventures of Tiffany Aching and the Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett (HarperTrophy, Mass Market, $6.99)

Absolution Gap - Revelation Space vol. 4 by Alastair Reynolds (Ace, Mass Market, $8.50)

The Road to Damascus by John Ringo and Linda Evans (Baen, Mass Market, $7.99)

Night of Power by Spider Robinson (Baen, Mass Market, $6.99)

Ilium by Dan Simmons (HarperTorch, Mass Market, $7.99)

Beldan’s Fire - Oran Trilogy vol. 3 by Midori Snyder (Firebird, Mass Market, $7.99)

New Moon - Oran Trilogy vol. 1 by Midori Snyder (Firebird, Mass Market, $7.99)

Sadar’s Lee - Oran Trilogy vol. 2 by Midori Snyder (Firebird, Mass Market, $6.99)

Iron Sunrise by Charles Stross (Ace, Mass Market, $7.99)

Shadowmancer by G.P. Taylor (Firebird, Mass Market, $7.99)

The Firebird’s Vengeance - A Novel Of Isavalta by Sarah Zettel (Tor, Mass Market, $7.99)

Featured Upcoming Titles

(These titles have not arrived yet.  You may pre-order any of these books by calling or emailing us.  Prices may be subject to change.  Of course, we have many more titles arriving each week . . . call or email us if you're curious about a particular upcoming title not listed here.)

For those of you who missed the 150 copy limited edition, a second edition of THE LOST POETRY by William Hope Hodgson will be available shortly from PS Publishing.  This second edition hardcover will be $54.

CONFERENCE WITH THE DEAD by Terry Lamsley (Nightshade, Hardcover $29, and Limited edition $49) - Originally published in a 500 copy edition by Ash-Tree Press, Terry Lamsley's CONFERENCE WITH THE DEAD has long remained almost unobtainable.  A nominee for the World Fantasy Award, and winner of the Internation Horror Guild Award, this chilling collection of tales has remained out of print for far too long.

BLOOD FOLLOWS by Steven Erikson (Nightshade, Hardcover $25, and Limited edition $45) -  A Malazan novella with stunning cover art by Mike Dringenberg.

OTHER WORLDS THAN OURS by Nelson Bond (Arkham House, Hardcover, $35.95)

ATTACK OF THE JAZZ GIANTS AND OTHER STORIES by Gregory Frost (Golden Gryphon, Hardcover, $25.95)

STAR CHANGES by Clark Ashton Smith (Hardcover, Darkside Press, $45)

A FEAST FOR CROWS by George R.R. Martin (Bantam, Hardcover, $28.00)  - The release date for the long-awaited 4th book in the SONG OF ICE AND FIRE series is November 8, 2005.  Pre-order your copy now!

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