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DISPATCHES FROM THE BORDER
Events and News from Borderlands Books
Chapter One - Event Information, News, and Special Features
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
Keith R. A. DeCandido, DRAGON PRECINCT, and Laura Anne Gilman, STAYING DEAD: A RETRIEVERS NOVEL, Tuesday, August 17th at 7 PM
Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, DUNE: THE BATTLE OF CORRIN, Saturday, August 21st 2 PM
Tachyon Publications Ninth Anniversary Party, with Peter S. Beagle, Terry
Bisson, Richard & Pat Lupoff, Pat Murphy, and Leslie What, Sunday, August
22nd from 2 - 6 PM.
Mondo Media, HAPPY TREE FRIENDS THIRD STRIKE, Saturday, August 28th at 8 PM
Sean Stewart, PERFECT CIRCLE, Sunday, September 12th at 4 PM
Mick Farren, KINDLING, Sunday, September 19th at 4 PM
(for more information check the end of this section)
World Horror Convention Memberships are now available. We urge anyone interested
in attending either as a vendor or guest to support World Horror by purchasing
memberhips and pre-registering for the event now. Don't wait until you're
at the door!
Regular Membership Registration is obtained in several ways: online with
payments through Paypal, a Registration Form via snail mail, and at the
door the days of the convention. Send payments via Paypal (TreasurerWHC2005@aol.com),
or send checks to WHC at PO Box 755, NY, NY 10009. Membership is US$130.00
Dealer Table Rates is $125 per table to a maximum of three tables. For
more information visit the World Horror Convention website at http://www.whc2005.org
Night Shade Books has officially teamed up with author David Drake on a proposed
three-volume series of all his HAMMER"S SLAMMERS stories to date. This limited
edition series will feature three hardcover volumes, the first containing
all of the fiction under the length of a short novels, in addition to graphics
developed by John Treadaway between stories, an afterword by the author himself
and and an intoduction by Gene Wolf.
The second volume will contain the four short novels: AT ANY PRICE, COUNTING
THE COST, ROLLING HOT, and THE WARRIOR in addition to an introduction by
David Hartwell. The two most recent novels, THE SHARP END and PAYING THE
PIPER, are planned for the third volume, which will feature and introduciton
by Barry Malzberg. ( from David Drake's newsletter at http://david-drake.com/newsarchive/news23.html )
Simon Wood's short story collection, DRAGGED INTO DARKNESS, features tales
which in addition to standing alone beautifully, have abundant back-stories
as well. He has recently compiled the inspirations for his collection and
they are now featured on his website which you can access at: http://www.simonwood.net/Draggedintodarkness2.htm
The Friends of Arthur Machen Short Story Competition
"Novelist, short story writer and essayist, Arthur Machen is generally read
for his tales of horror and the supernatural although his work is predominantly
of a mystical cast".
"Entries are invited by the Friends of Arthur Machen for a short story competition.
Stories should be in the spirit of Arthur Machen's own writings, and should
be between 1000 and 6000 words. The winner will receive 100 pounds (or equivalent
in their own currency). The winning story will be announced at the Friends
of Arthur Machen annual dinner in early March 2005, and will be read to the
members of the Society".
"We strongly recommend that entrants familiarise themselves with the work of Arthur Machen".
Entrants do not have to be members of the Friends of Arthur Machen.
The story shall not have been previously published.
The story should be the origional work of the author.
One entry per entrant.
The winner will give the Friends of Arthur Machen the right to publish the
story first (within a year of the winner being announced, after which all
rights revert to the author).
Stories should be submitted in word processed/typed form, not handwritten,
or on disc, or via email. A4, double-spaced, on one side of the paper only.
Please do not put any names/pseudonyms on the typescript only the story title.
The author's name, address, other contact details etc should be on a covering
letter with the story title.
If you would like to receive a confirmation receipt of you story please enclose
a stamped, self-addressed postcard. Manuscripts will not be returned.
The judges will not enter into correspondence with authors over their entry.
The decision of the judges and the Friends of Arthur Machen shall be final.
Closing date 31st December 2004.
Following the ammouncement of the winner at the annual dinner in early March
2005 the results will be posted on the Friends of Arthur Machen website."
"UK/European entrants should send their entries to Gwilym Games, 9 Heneage Drive, Westcross, Swansea, SA1 5BR. UK.
US/Rest of the World entrants should send their entry to Richard M. Rogers,
293-A Pulp Mill Bridge Road, Weybridge, VT 05753, U.S.A."
From the Office - Caring for Your Books
frequently asked by our customers how to store and protect their hardcover
books. Though most avid readers (myself included) don't really think
of our books as an investment, a good hardcover SF and Fantasy library that
covers the past ten or twenty years is worth a respectable amount of money
(i.e. thousands if not tens of thousand of dollars) if sold to a specialty
bookseller. This is even more true if you have been collecting works
from various small presses or avidly collect horror fiction. However,
the value of a book drops sharply when it is damaged. Even damage that
seems perfectly acceptable to a reader will reduce the value by as much as
twenty-five to fifty percent. So, I have written the following suggestions
that, if followed, will help preserve the value of a collection without interfering
with the enjoyment of reading one's books.
In general, there are five things that damage books -- damp, heat, sunlight,
pests and abuse. Here's how to prevent a good portion of each type
of damage along with a few do's and don'ts.
1) Damp will damage books directly by causing the pages to swell, which
damages the binding and destroys the glue at the spine. Secondarily
it can cause mildew and rot which can spread like wildfire to other nearby
books. Finally, dust on the top edge of the pages will absorb moisture
which leads to spots of brownish discoloration called "foxing". So
-- Don't keep your books in basements, near windows (especially in cold climates
where condensation will produce astonishing amounts of dampness) or anywhere
else where there is an unusually high level of moisture. Dust or vacuum
the tops of your books every few months to prevent foxing. And don't
read hardcovers (or paperbacks that you care about) in the bathtub.
If you must store your books for a long period, use plastic storage boxes
instead of cardboard boxes and for an extra level of security, wrap precious
books in saran wrap to keep them dry (warning -- plastic wrap will do just
as good a job of keeping moisture IN as out so make sure to wrap your books
on a day when the humidity is low and, if you live somewhere like New Orleans
or Florida forget about plastic wrapping entirely).
2) Heat dries out the binding, the glue (especially for paperbacks),
and the paper. In all these cases, drying leads to stiffness and, eventually,
cracking. Heat will also accelerate the normally slow progression of
acid (from the manufacturing process) yellowing of the pages. This
is called "tanning" in collector's circles and is an unavoidable result of
age in paper that is not "acid-free". Most small presses use acid-free
paper as do most major US publishers for their hardcovers. However,
British and older US hardcovers, as well as most softcovers use less expensive
papers. Like most chemical reactions, tanning happens much faster when
heat is applied. How much faster? Based on my own experience
it can accelerate the process by a hundred-fold.
Like dampness, the cure is to keep your books away from sources of the problem
-- like floor and wall heater registers and fireplaces. But the biggest
culprit for heat damage is . . .
3) Sunlight. Sunlights hits books with a one, two punch. First
it causes all the damage associated with heat. In addition, it will
cause the ink on the dustjacket to fade -- sometimes very rapidly --
and curl as the outer surface dries faster than the inner one. I have
seen book covers fade significantly after only a week of exposure to intense
sunlight. The actual boards of the cover can even curl as a result
of uneven drying. Again, the solution is simple. Don't put your
books were they'll be hit by direct sunlight.
4) Pests, though not terribly common, can cause catastrophic damage
to not just one book but an entire collection. The obvious risk are
rodents. I know of one case where a collector passed away and a bookseller
went to make a bid on the collection. One long shelf held many thousands
of dollars of modern first editions. Upon removing a volume from the
middle of the shelf, the bookseller (and the collector's widow) discovered
that there was a two inch hole chewed entirely through the book from the
front cover to the back cover. Almost every book on the shelf had similar
damage. It seems that mice had been using the shelf as a highway for
months if not years.
A less obvious risk are little insects called (at least in my part of the
world) silverfish. Paper seems to be one of their favorite meals and
they can do huge amounts of damage to books in a very short time. The
remedy to both of these pests is obvious enough to not bear mentioning.
5) Abuse is the most common form of damage. Obviously one should
treat books gently. Don't drop them or fling them around. Don't
open them so far while reading that the spine creaks or develops creases.
Don't put them down open and face down to mark your place. When they
are on the shelf, make sure that they are either standing straight up with
the bottom edge of both covers (or "boards") fully in contact with the shelf
or lying flat on their sides. Any other position can caused a spine
"lean" where the binding is cocked or skewed to one side or the other.
But most importantly, put mylar "jacket protectors" on the dust jackets of
all your hardcovers. They protect against moisture, rubbing and tears.
There are several brands on the market but we use the ones made by Brodart
( http://www.shopbrodart.com ) at Borderlands. Finally, if you are
a smoker (like me), don't do it around your books. The smell gets into
the pages and never goes away. Either put the books in plastic bags
like the ones used at comic books shops or smoke in another room.
In closing, let me make one disclaimer -- the preceding is meant as a rough
guide for reasonable care of modern books. The precautions mentioned
are designed for the average reader not the serious collector. For
more detailed information I suggest you contact your local library and peruse
the catalogs of companies like Brodart.
- Alan Beatts
Book Club Info
The Gay Men's Book Club will meet on Sunday, August 8, at 5 pm to discuss CAVES OF STEEL and NAKED SUN by Isaac Asimov. The book for September is GALVESTON
by Sean Stewart. This author will be present at the meeting to take part
in the discussion. For more details, see the events listing below. Please
contact the group leader, Christopher Rodriguez, at firstname.lastname@example.org,
for more information.
The Classic Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club will meet on Sunday, August 15, at 6 pm to discuss CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME by Mark Haddon. The book for September is THE KINDLING
by Mick Farren. This author will be present at the meeting to take part in
the discussion. For more details, see the events listing below. Please contact
Jude at email@example.com for more information.
Upcoming Event Details
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, and supernatural creatures.
Please join us as he reads from the third book in this series, SCEPTERS.
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 corrupt father. Beautiful, powerful,
and revered, Gloriana rules Albion, a vast empire that stretches from Asia
to America. While the Queen's life is meant to mirror the state of
her nation -- pure, virtuous, enlightened, and prosperous -- the reality
is that Gloriana, suffocating under the burden of her role as monarch, seeks
release from her sexual and emotional frustrations in all manner of debauchery.
Furthermore, the apparently peaceful empire is actually kept secure by her
wicked chancellor Montfallcon and his corrupt network of spies and murderers,
the most sinister being Captain Quire, a man with the ability to bring down
an empire by manipulating the Queen herself.
Don't miss this legendary author!
Tuesday, August 17th at 7 PM, Reading and Signing with Keith
R. A. DeCandido, author of DRAGON PRECINCT and Laura Anne Gilman author of
STAYING DEAD: A RETRIEVERS NOVEL:
Keith R. A. DeCandido (editor of IMAGININGS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF LONG
SHORT FICTION and VIRTUAL UNREALITIES: THE SHORT FICTION OF ALFRED
BESTER) presents his first origional novel, DRAGON PRECINCT. An origional
combination of police procedural and high fantasy, DRAGON PRECINCT details
the efforts of two inverstigators from the M.E.'s (Magical Examiner's) Department
to solve a series of murders. The deaths are unusual and so are the
victims- national heroes on a quest and friends of the Lord and Lady. The
heat is on to solve the murders before they run out of heroes and the quest
fails. Think Law & Order meets LORD OF THE RINGS. To read
an excerpt, visit http://www.sff.net/people/krad/dpexc.htm
Laura Anne Gilman ’s short stories have appeared in REVISIONS, DID YOU SAY
CHICKS? and numerous other collections. Her first original novel, STAYING
DEAD: A RETRIEVERS NOVEL is a romantic fantasy thriller set in a world where
mages, wizards, angels and demons exist alongside, but unseen by the those
who don’t believe in magic. To read an excerpt, visit http://www.sff.net/people/lauraanne.gilman/excerpt.htm
Saturday, August 21st at 2 PM, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson reading and signing DUNE: THE BATTLE OF CORRIN:
We are pleased to once again welcome Brian Herbert and Kevin J.
Anderson, acclaimed authors of the DUNE prequels. In 2002, Frank Herbert’s
son Brian Herbert and fellow author Kevin J. Anderson teamed up to write
Legends of Dune, a trilogy of prequels to Frank Herbert’s saga that bring
to life the long-ago war frequently referred to in the elder Herbert’s novels-
a war in which humans wrested their freedom from "thinking machines", the
Butlarian Jihad. Based in part on Frank Herbert’s notes, these
novels detail this century-long conflict, as well as the original breach
that formed the deadly feud between House Atreides and House Harkonnen.
Now, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson bring us the thrilling conclusion
to Legends of Dune, with DUNE: THE BATTLE OF CORRIN.
Sunday, August 22nd from 2 - 6 PM: Tachyon Publications Ninth
Anniversary Party, with Peter S. Beagle, Terry Bisson, Richard & Pat
Lupoff, Pat Murphy, and Leslie What:
San Francisco small press Tachyon Publications celebrates their
ninth anniversary with a party at Borderlands Books! Festivities include
readings by Tachyon authors, refreshments, and other surprises. In addition,
the second annual Norton Awards, given to two Bay Area residents for "extraordinary
invention and creativity unhampered by the constraints of paltry reason"
will be presented during the party.
Guests will include:
Peter S. Beagle (author of THE RHINOCEROS WHO QUOTED NIETZSCHE and THE LAST
UNICORN), Terry Bisson (author of DEAR ABBEY and THE PICKUP ARTIST), Richard
& Pat Lupoff (editors of THE BEST OF XERO, collected selections from
their legendary, Hugo Award winning fanzine), Pat Murphy (author of THE SHADOW
HUNTER and THE FALLING WOMAN), Leslie What (author of OLYMPIC GAMES, a modern
fable of dysfunctional gods and the mortals who love -- and hate -- them).
Saturday, August 28th at 8 PM, HAPPY TREE FRIENDS THIRD STRIKE DVD screening and Q&A with its creators, Mondo Media:
Featuring some of the "cutest" (and most unlucky) animated critters you'll
ever see, Mondo Media's HAPPY TREE FRIENDS has become a world-wide sensation.
Borderlands Books will be hosting the release party for the third DVD collection,
HAPPY TREE FRIENDS: THIRD STRIKE. We'll be showing clips from the new
DVD and discussing the hows, wheres and whys of the program with seevral
members of the creative staff. Not recommended for small children or big
babies. For more information about HTF go to: http://www.happytreefriends.com/ .
Sunday, September 12th at 4 PM, Sean Stewart reading and signing PERFECT CIRCLE:
Borderlands welcomes Sean Stewart, author of eight novels of fantasy
and science fiction including PASSION PLAY, RESURRECTION MAN, and the World
Fantasy Award winning GALVESTON. Please join us as he reads from his
latest novel, PERFECT CIRCLE. Following the reading, Sean will be discussing
GALVESTON with the Gay Men's Book Club. Please contact the group leader,
Christopher Rodriguez, at firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
Sunday, September 19th at 4 PM. Mick Farren reading and signing KINDLING:
In his long and interesting career, Mick Farren has been a journalist,
poet, author (23 novels and 11 works of non-fiction- including four on Elvis!),
and a founding member of the band The Deviants. His works include the
cult sci-fi classic DNA COWBOYS TRILOGY, and the vampire saga THE RENQUIST
QUARTET. Mick's latest novel, KINDLING, is an alternate history set
in a world in which the Crusades never happened, changing the spread of religon,
scientific progress, and the birth of America. Don't miss this chance
to meet Mick Farren! Following the reading, Mick will discuss KINDLING
with the Classic Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club. Please contact
Jude at email@example.com for more information.
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
HEALTHY DEAD by Steven Erikson (PS, Signed Numbered Limited Edition Hardcover
(400 copies), $40.00 and Signed Numbered Limited Edition Trade Paperback,
(500 copies), $16.00) - Don't miss this sequal to Erickson's first PS title,
DEATH POEMS by Thomas Ligotti (Durtro, Limited Edition Hardcover (333 copies),
$63.75) - “This beautiful and tragic new masterpiece from Thomas Ligotti
was published on 16 July ... The book is 96 pages long, and is printed
as a cloth-bound deluxe hardback [6’ x 4’] with marbled endpapers and with
blocked spine and front and back covers. All page-edges are gilt, and the
book has head- and tail-bands and 3 marker ribbons. This is Durtro's most
beautiful publication yet. Each copy of the book comes with a free CARPE
DIEM enamel badge made especially for this book.”
This collection is truly beautiful. DEATH POEMS contains some of the loveliest
and most haunting poetry I've read in quite some time and the edition itself
is a treat to hold. In all ways, this limited edition of Ligotti's poetry
is worth collecting and enjoying. Highly recommened by Madeline.
RED WORLD OF POLARIS by Clark Ashton Smith (Night Shade Books, Trade Hardcover, $27.00)
USE ONCE, THEN DESTROY by Conrad Williams (Night Shade Books, Trade Hardcover,
$27.00 and Signed Limited Edition Hardcover (100 copies), $45.00)
THE DEVIL’S WINE ed. Tom Piccirilli, (Cemetery Dance, First Edition Hardcover, $40.00)
CAVE OF A THOUSAND TALES - THE LIFE & TIMES OF HUGH B. CAVE by Milt Thomas (Arkham House, Hardcover, $33.75)
MADMAN STAN AND OTHER STORIES by Richard Laymon (Cemetery Dance, Hardcover, $40.00)
SILVERLOCK (including the Silverlock Companion) by John Myers Myers (NESFA, Hardcover, $26.00)
THE HUNTERS OF PANGAEA by Stephen Baxter (NESFA, Hardcover, $25.00)
THE CAPTAIN OF THE ‘POLE-STAR’ - WEIRD AND IMAGINATIVE FICTION By Arthur
Conan Doyle (Ash-Tree Press, Limited Edition Hardcover (600 copies), $46.00)
SOMETHING WICKED by Stewart O’Nan (Wormhole, Signed Numbered (Limited Edition
Hardcover (250 copies), $30.00 and Signed Numbered Limited Edition Chapbook
(750 copies), $13.00)
RAVENOUS GHOSTS by Kealan Patrick Burke (Delirium Books, Signed Numbered limited Edition Hardcover (150 copies), $55.00)
BONELAND by Jeffrey Thomas (Bloodletting Press, Hardcover, $45.00)
SOLAR PONS VERSUS THE DEVIL’S CLAW by Basil Copper (Sarob, Trade Hardcover,
$45.00) and Numbered First Edition Hardcover, $95.00)
A LITTLE GRAY BOOK OF ALIEN STORIES by John DeChancie (Borderlands Press,
Signed Numbered limited Edition Hardcover (500 copies), $20.00)
INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES by Algernon Blackwood (Hippocampus Press, Trade Paperback, $15.00)
THE BLACKEST HEART by Vince Churchill (PublishAmerica, Trade Paperback, $15.95)
STRANGE ATTRACTOR, VOL 1 - SPRING 2004 by Mark Pilkington, ed. (Strange Attractor, Trade Paperback, $16.99)
FLESH AND BLOOD MAGAZINE #15 by (Flesh And Blood, Oversize Softcover $6.00)
THE MAN IN THE PALACE THEATER by Ray Garton (Subterranean, Chapbook, $12.00)
FLYTRAP NO. 2 - A LITTLE ZINE WITH TEETH ed. Heather Shaw and Tim Pratt,
(Tropism Press, Chapbook, $4.00)IRON COUNCIL by China Mieville (Del Rey,
Hardcover, $24.95) - Mieville's third novel set in the world of New Crobuzon.
We have a limited number of signed copies on hand so act fast if you want
a signed first edition of this important novel.
H.R. GIGER’S NECRONOMICON by H.R. Giger (Morpheus, Oversize Hardcover, $69.95)
- Stunning reprint of the hardcover edition of this art book from the creative
mind behind the original design of the creature in ALIEN. The original
hardcover has been long out of print and demands a high price. -
Reccomended by Alan.
PHOTOGRAPHS by Rocky Schenck (University of Texas, Oversize Hardcover, $45.00)
This collection of Schenck's photographs literally stunned me. The images
look more like dark turn-of -the-century watercolors than modern photographs
and all of them have a haunting quality which stays with you long after you
close the book. Personally, I'd love to find prints of his work and hang
them on my wall at home, but until that day comes, I'll enjoy having this
beautiful collection at my fingertips. Highly recommended by Madeline.
HORIZON STORMS - THE SAGA OF THE SEVEN SUNS VOL. 3 by Kevin J. Anderson (Warner, Hardcover, $24.95)
CRUCIBLE by Nancy Kress (Tor, Hardcover, $24.95)
KINDLING by Mick Farren (Tor, Hardcover, $27.95)
SCEPTERS - COREAN CHRONICLES VOL.3 By L.E. Modesitt,Jr. (Tor, Hardcover, $27.95)
CROSSROADS TALES OF THE SOUTHERN LITERARY FANTASTIC by F. Brett Cox Andy Duncan (Tor, Hardcover, $24.95)
THE FIREBIRD’S VENGEANCE - A NOVEL OF ISAVALTA by Sarah Zettel (Tor, Hardcover, $27.95)
THE WILDING by C.S. Friedman (DAW , Hardcover, $24.95)
YEAR’S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL ed.Ellen Datlow, and Kelly Link (St. Martin's, Hardcover, $35.00)
YEAR’S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR, VOL. 17 ed. Ellen Datlow and KellyLink (Tor, Trade Paperback), $19.95)
THE DARK ASCENT by Walter H. Hunt (Tor, Hardcover, $25.95)
RADIANT by James Alan Gardner (Eos, Hardcover, $23.95)
ELEGY FOR A LOST STAR - SYMPHONY OF AGES, VOL. 5 by Elizabeth Haydon (Tor, Hardcover, $24.95)
COMPLETE IDIOT’S GUIDE TO CREATING A GRAPHIC NOVEL by Nat Gertler, Steve Lieber (Alpha, Trade Papeback $18.95)
ONE MORE TIME - TRANSMETROPOLITAN, VOL. 10 by Warren Ellis (Vertigo/DC Comics, Trade Paperback, $14.95)
SILENT INTERVIEWS - ON LANGUAGE, RACE, SEX, SCIENCE FICTION, AND SOME
COMICS by Samuel R. Delany (Wesleyan University Press, Trade Paperback, $27.95)
IDLEWILD by Nick Sagan (New American Library, Trade Paperback, $12.95)
OFF THE WALL AT CALLAHAN’S by Spider Robinson (Tor, Trade Paperback, $12.95)
WRAITHS OF WILL AND PLEASURE by Storm Constanine (Tor, Trade Paperback, $17.95)
FELAHEEN - THE THIRD ARABESK by Jon Courtenay Grimwood (Earthlight, Trade Paperback, $13.50)
MILLENNIUM PEOPLE by J.G. Ballard (Harper, Trade Paperback, $15.32
ONE KING, ONE SOLDIER by Alexander C. Irvine (Del Rey, Trade Paperback, $13.95)
- This second novel by the author of SCATTERING OF JADES is suggested for
fans of Tim Powers' work.
BENDING THE LANDSCAPE: ORIGINAL GAY AND LESBIAN FANTASY WRITING edited by
Nicola Griffith, Stephen Pagel (Overlook, Trade Paperback, $15.95)
YEAR’S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR, VOL. 17 ed. Ellen Datlow and KellyLink (Tor, Trade Paperback), $19.95)
MAUL by Tricia Sullivan (Orbit, Mass Market $13.50)
This is a twisted little book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Picture this:
"In a mall like any other, two gangs of teen-aged girls are about to embark
on an orgy of shopping and designer violence...And in another place, within
a sealed room, a lone man fights an equally desperate war against a new virus
and the scientists who have developed it". Funny and odd, detailing
two very different struggles and one girl's close realtionship to her gun
this book is jam packed and fast-paced, MAUL is great summer reading. Recommended
by Madeline and Jude.
BLADE DANCER by S.L. Viehl (Roc, Mass Market, $6.99)
WILD MAGIC - FOOL’S GOLD, VOL. 2 by Jude Fisher (DAW , Mass Market, $6.99)
BLOOD GAMES - A ST. GERMAIN NOVEL by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (Aspect, Mass Market, $6.99)
LINE OF POLITY by Neal Asher (Tor (UK), Mass Market, $15.32)
HELL’S FAIRE - LEGACY OF THE ALLDENATA VOL. 4 by John Ringo (Baen, Mass Market, $7.99)
GREAT SKY RIVER by Gregory Benford (Aspect, Mass Market, $6.99)
RAVEN’S SHADOW by Patricia Briggs (Ace, Mass Market, $6.99)
GUARDIAN by Joe Haldeman (Ace, Mass Market, $7.99)
NEUROLINK by M.M. Buckner (Ace, Mass Market (i.e. 4" by 7" softcover), $6.99)
MESSENGER by Edward Lee (Leisure, Mass Market, $6.99)
FAMILY INHERITANCE by Deborah LeBlanc (Leisure, Mass Market, $6.99)
THE DARK PATH by Walter H. Hunt (Tor, Mass Market, $7.99)
WOLFSKIN by Juliet Marillier (Tor, Mass Market, $7.99)
RISEN EMPIRE by Scott Westerfeld (Tor, Mass Market, $7.99)
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Contributors - Jude Feldman, Cary Heater
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