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DISPATCHES FROM THE BORDER
Events and News from Borderlands Books
Chapter One - Event Information, News, and Special Feature
THREE-RING CIRCUS OF HELL Signing, with Robert Steven Rhine, Tim Vigil, Spain
Rodriguez, Jim Smith, Alex Pardee, Joe Vigil, and Feo Amante, Saturday August
20th at 3:00 pm
Michael Blumlein, THE HEALER, Sunday August 21st, at 2:00 pm
Sonoma County Book Festival, Saturday September 10th from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Robin Hobb, SHAMAN'S CROSSING, Sunday September 11th at 3:00 pm
Phil Nutman WETWORK, Saturday September 17th at 4:00 pm
David Morell, CREEPERS, Sunday September 18th at 3:00 pm
Tachyon Publications Anniversary Party, Saturday September 24th at 2:00 pm
Ellen Steiber, A RUMOR OF GEMS, Saturday October 1st at 2:00 pm
Fiona Avery, THE CROWN ROSE, Saturday October 8th at 2:00 pm
John Ringo, GHOST: BOOK 1 OF KILDAR, Saturday October 8th at 4:00 pm
(for more information check the end of this section)
Overheard At The Con
This is a new feature that will appear periodically, as we attend
conventions and overhear things. The tradition of keeping track of
anonymous overheard bits and bobs started for us at the 2002 ConJose in San
Jose, when a staff member overheard someone she couldn't see scolding, "Shelby,
it's not okay to touch your sister's breast with the back of your hand, either!".
Trying (or trying not to) fill in the blanks on other overheard conversations
made us laugh so much that we thought we'd share some highlights from this
years World Science Fiction Convention:
"I must be hanging out with you guys, because I'm blushing and want to hide under the table."
"Was she the one who choked herself to death with her scarf, or was she the
one who had the dessert named after her in Australia?"
"Erik-The-Plasma-Screen-Installer was a wanker."
"The award for the best introduction should certainly be called the 'Fore 'ward'."
"Gee, they'll name a whole new wing of the prison after us."
"This will either be a huge success, or we'll never be allowed at another WorldCon."
[Said by an elder statesman of the science fiction field] "I'm so relieved
that you were throwing me a party -- when I saw all these people gathering
around I thought I was going to be lynched!"
"Television is live radio with faces." "No, television is small cinema with books."
"Oh my gosh, it's like eight people in a pterodactyl costume. They look so lifelike!"
And the unofficial award for 'Misquote of the Con' goes to: [Mentioning Kelly
Link's Hugo Award Winning Novellete "The Faery Handbag"] "The Hairy Fanbag"
The nominees for the Quill Award in the Science Fiction/Fantasy
category have been announced. Readers are the final voters, so take your
chance to support you favorite author and vote by September 15th. (Simply
go to http://www.quillsvote.com/ , then click on the green "vote now" burst to get your ballot.)
The nominees are -
Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore
Shadow Of The Giant by Orson Scott Card
Jonathan Strange And Mr. Norrell: A Novel by Susanna Clarke
Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower by Stephen King
The winners of this year's Hugo Awards were announced Sunday August 7th at
the World Science Fiction Convention in Glasgow. JONATHAN STRANGE &
MR. NORRELL has won the Hugo for Best Novel. See ( http://www.interaction.worldcon.org.uk/pressr47.htm ) for a complete list of the winners.
The Chesley Awards were also presented at Interaction, the Glasgow WorldCon.
The Chesleys honor individual artistic works and achievements during a particular
year, and are presented by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Artists. Borderlands extends congratulations to all the nominees and
winners of this year's Chesley Awards, and particularly to artist and longtime
Borderlands supporter John Picacio ( http://www.johnpicacio.com
), who won the award for Best Cover Illustration for Paperback Books for
his cover of Tachyon Publications' James Tiptree, Jr. collection ( www.tachyonpublications.com
) Her Smoke Rose Up Forever. For more information on the Chesleys and
a complete list of winners, see ( http://www.asfa-art.org/chesley.html )
The nominees for this year's World Fantasy Awards were announced recently. The nominees for Best Novel are:
Susanna Clarke, JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL (Bloomsbury)
Stephen R. Donaldson, THE RUNES OF THE EARTH (Putnam; Gollancz)
China Miéville, IRON COUNCIL (Del Rey; Pan Macmillan UK)
Sean Stewart, PERFECT CIRCLE (Small Beer Press)
Gene Wolfe, THE WIZARD KNIGHT (Tor, two volumes)
The World Fantasy Awards will be presented at the World Fantasy Convention
in Madison, Wisconsin, this November. For a complete list of nominees,
see ( http://www.worldfantasy.org/awards/ )
The winners of the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest have been announced!
The Bulwer-Lytton contest is " An international literary parody contest,
[that] honors the memory (if not the reputation) of Victorian novelist Edward
George Earl Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873). The goal of the contest is childishly
simple: entrants are challenged to submit bad opening sentences to imaginary
novels. Although best known for 'The Last Days of Pompeii' (1834).
. .Bulwer-Lytton opened his novel Paul Clifford (1830) with the immortal
words . . . 'It was a dark and stormy night.' "This year's winner, Dan McKay
of Fargo, North Dakota, submitted the following horror: "As he stared
at her ample bosom, he daydreamed of the dual Stromberg carburetors in his
vintage Triumph Spitfire, highly functional yet pleasingly formed, perched
prominently on top of the intake manifold, aching for experienced hands,
the small knurled caps of the oil dampeners begging to be inspected and adjusted
as described in chapter seven of the shop manual."
See ( http://www2.sjsu.edu/depts/english/2005.htm ) for more information and the "Dishonorable Mention" winners.
Thanks to sharp-eyed customer Wickie Stamps ( http://www.headswillroll.net/
) for providing the following two news items: "According to the July 31st
San Francisco Chronicle, horror author Dean Koontz recently hosted a $25,000
per-couple fundraising event for California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The event, one among many fundraisers held in Orange and San Diego counties,
was arranged to coincidence with Schwarzenegger's 58th birthday.
In other star and horror news, the Poe Museum ( http://www.poemuseum.org
), has heard that actor Sylvester Stallone is working on creating a film
about the life of Edgar Allan Poe. A cherished project of Stallone's
for the past thirty years, the actor is currently the project's writer, producer
and director. "
There is a new online fanzine for the Bay Area. Check out SF/SF (Science Fiction San Francisco) at ( http://efanzines.com/SFSF/index.htm
). It bills itself as "The nothing special, sorta weekly news zine
for the San Francisco Bay Area," and it is edited by customer Jack Avery.
What's not to love?
Congrats to all the fine folks at Isotope Comics on their fabulous new Hayes
Valley digs. This comic lounge space looks unlike any other comic store
we've ever seen. It has comfy seating, plenty of open space and an
upstairs event space. The staff are totally cool, personable, knowledgeable,
and they really know how to throw a party. Check 'em out at 326 Fell
Street (between Gough and Octavia), or online at ( http://www.isotopecomics.com/ ).
From The OfficeIt's nice to have time to write this column again.
The last few months have been even more hectic than usual and getting this
newsletter out has been a very late night project. As kind as all our
customers are, I didn't want to inflict the kind of writing that I do at
three in the morning on you. Hence, no column.
But right now it's five in the evening and my desk is completely lacking
piles of papers that have to be dealt with RIGHT NOW. So, I'm going
to write a nice column for this issue. It's a bit of a grab bag of
topics that have been on my mind in recent months.
World Con -
Probably the most exciting thing that's happened recently was the World Science
Fiction Convention, which was located in exotic Glasgow, Scotland at the
beginning of this month. Attending and selling books there incorporated
a number of firsts for me -- first time in Glasgow (which is quite a nice
city), first overseas convention (I thought that jet lag was bad at east
coast cons . . . yikes), first World Con where it was just me and one other
person working the table (I know, I'm spoiled but it's hard work with only
two people), and the first time I was tempted to throw a fistful of money
in the air at a bank with the express purpose of causing a riot (I'll get
to that story a bit later).
Without going into a long "con report", suffice it to say that it was a great
convention. There were lots of familiar faces and many new friends.
I found a number of independent publishers who's books you should see appearing
in the store over the next few months. The kindness and hospitality
of the convention staff, the facility staff and the populace of Glasgow in
general was unusual in its plenitude and sincerity. And, last but far
from least, the dealers' room staff were the best (and most reasonable) of
any World Con in my experience. Best of all, load in and out went more
smoothly that _any_ convention, regardless of size, that I've attended.
I just wish they had warned us about the money.
The Mythical and Suspicious Scottish Note -
It seems that Scotland has started printing their own currency which is distinct
from the notes printed by the Bank of England. Two Scottish banks (The
Royal Bank of Scotland and The Clydesdale Bank) print notes which are, in
their five, ten and twenty pound forms, the common currency from Glasgow
northwards. The feeling on the part of some English attendees that
I spoke with was that this practice was "illegal", "silly" and "vaguely precious".
My own feelings were that I didn't give a damn as long as I could exchange
the notes for English ones when I left (it is critical to note that Scottish
notes are not recognized as currency by American banks and therefore cannot
be exchanged for US dollars in the states. Further, based on research
before I left, I was going to get a better exchange rate from my bank in
the US than I would get in Britain). Since the progress reports from
the convention had reassured me that I would be able to exchange Scottish
notes for English at any bank, I was unconcerned. To be honest, I was
slightly pleased by the whole thing -- no doubt due to attitudes about Scottish
independence I inherited from my immigrant father. Besides, the picture
of Robert the Bruce on the 20 pound note was pretty spiffy, in a fierce sort
But then I went to the bank to change the notes and was informed that they
kept their supply of English notes for their depositors and were unwilling
to change my notes. At one bank the clerk said she could change 160
pounds. When I asked her if she had any suggestions as to where I could
change a (significantly) larger sum, she suggested that I try some of the
bigger banks closer to the city center. Which I did. The first
bank was willing to change a maximum of 500 pounds. Things were looking
up, despite the clerk explaining that it was against bank policy to change
large sums for non-depositors. She then sent me along to the next bank
(one of the largest in Glasgow and, if I remember correctly, my sixth bank
of the day). When I finally reached the clerk at this bank she sweetly
informed me that she could change 50 pounds. I asked her if she could
suggest anywhere that could change the rest of my notes. She told me
that 50 pounds was the usual limit for a non-depositor and that I would just
have to continue to visit banks. I pointed out that at the rate of
50 pounds per bank I would have to spend the entire remainder of the day
going to banks.
"That's unfortunate but there's really nothing I can do."
I should point out that this particular bank was a branch of the Royal Bank
of Scotland. The same bank that had printed the notes in the first
As I stood there, in a mild state of shock and considering the prospect of
spending the entire day standing in line at bank after bank, I started considering
what would happen if I pointed out (loudly) that they had printed waste paper
even more worthless at an international level than a handful of sea shells.
Then I thought about the riot that I could probably cause by following this
rant with a fistfuls of currency thrown in the air.
But, I'm a businessman first and a pain in the ass second so I stalked out
of there and fumed. After a bit of fuming, I decided to head back to
my hotel and take a break. Along the way I passed an American Express
office and saw, to my great relief, that they were offering an exchange rate
that was actually a bit better than what I had expected from my bank.
With a mix of hope and trepidation, I went in and asked if they could change
my Scottish notes for US dollars. Problem solved.
But I still do have a slight feeling of regret that I didn't try the riot route. It would have made such a better story.
SF Residents Take Note -
For years I've been a customer at Greystone, a liquor store in Noe Valley
at the corner of 24th and Castro. What first brought me there was their
excellent selection of whiskies. That same selection and their pleasant,
unassuming staff kept me coming back year after year. So I was upset
yesterday when I stopped by and discovered that they were closing shop.
It was the all too familiar reason - the landlord had raised the rent beyond
their ability to pay and still make a living. This particular increase
was at the truly mad level of 33%. So, we loose yet another local business.
But, there is a bright side to all of this. My reason for mentioning
it here is that, for the next ten days or so, they'll be selling off all
their stock at a discount. Though I'm by no means implying that our
customers are heavy drinkers, I do know of quite a few who share my love
of a nice whisky or glass of wine and I suspect that there are even more
of you than I know. So I thought that it might be nice to help out
a fellow small business owner during one of the hardest times that one can
face as well as save some of you a bit of cash (which you can then spend
on books). As of this writing wines are 25% off and other stock is
20% off. And in all cases, the owner is covering the sales tax.
Not often that you find things like 16 year old Glenlivet and 25 year old
McCallan on sale, is it? So, stop by, tell them Alan from Borderlands
sent you, buy a bottle and go home to have a toast to small businesses.
But stay away from that bottle of Johnny Walker Blue Label on the shelf. It's mine (they just don't know it yet).
Recent Great Reads -
There have been a few books recently that have just knocked my socks off.
That's not to say that the books are recent. Most bookseller that I
know are in the same boat as me -- we're either reading something that came
out months ago but we haven't had a chance to get to or we're reading an
advance copy of something that won't be out for months.
MARKET FORCES by Richard Morgan. So far one of my favorite books of
the year. It's a stand-alone, near future story of an up and coming
executive. But in this future, you win contracts by being the only
one who survives the drive to the meeting as your competitors try everything
short of gunfire to make sure you don't make it. But the best thing
about the book is the way that, without being preachy or lecturing, it made
me really consider where some of the current trends of corporate expansion
and globalization could take our society. Truly an example of near
future SF at its best.
Y - THE LAST MAN by Brian K. Vaughn. This comic has been collected
in five volumes thus far and is one of the best graphic novels I've read
since Sandman. The basic premise is that a plague kills every mammal
with a Y chromosome on Earth. With the exception of one young man and
his monkey. But before you start imagining all the typical scenarios
that come to mind, consider that the protagonist is a slightly insecure and
truly nice person. And, he's deeply in love with his fiancee -- who
happens to be in Australia on vacation when things fall apart. I found
it totally engrossing and just a flat out great read.
The Rachel Morgan books by Kim Harrison (DEAD WITCH WALKING, THE GOOD, THE
BAD AND THE UNDEAD, and EVERY WHICH WAY BUT DEAD) - I just finished reading
all three of these and I surprised myself by really enjoying them.
I tend to be hyper-critical of the whole new crop of "supernatural investigators"
and haven't enjoyed many of the ones that I've read. The typical problem
that I have is the lack of a clear and consistent rational for social structures
and, if you will, the "pseudoscientific" basis for magic in a modern world
that incorporates the supernatural. It may be that I'm too much a SF
reader, but if those elements are weak it destroys my "suspension of disbelief"
and throws me right out of the story.
However, Harrison's work, though sometimes lacking in consistent and well
reasoned underpinnings, is so engaging that I found that I stayed in the
story. The most endearing quality of the books are the conflicted and
complex characters. Without mincing words, the protagonist is a bit
of a mess. She's constantly getting herself in jams because she too
impulsive and additionally she has a very hard time deciding what she wants.
By themselves this combination would be tiring but with the addition of a
remarkable strength of personality and a heroic unwillingness to be pushed
around the product is pretty irresistible. Throw in Harrison's intense
pacing and development of suspense and you've a set of books that kept me
up too late reading on a number of occasions.
I think I've run on long enough so it's time for me to get out of the way
and let you get on with the rest of this newsletter. I'll hope to see
all you locals at the store and you out of towners at the next big convention,
World Fantasy in October . . . in Wisconsin. It gets cold there, doesn't
Book Club Info
The Gay Men's Book
Club will meet on Sunday, September 11th at 5 pm to discuss INVERSIONS by
Iain M. Banks. 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
21st at 6 pm to discuss AMERICAN GODS by Neil Gaiman The book for September
is now BELLWETHER by Connie Willis. (The book for September was changed
because the original book, RED SHIFT, is out of print.) Please contact
Jude at email@example.com for more information.
Upcoming Event Details
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), 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), Alex Pardee (Bunny With, Eyesuck) 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 ( http://3ring.feoamante.net ). We are sorry, but Frank Forte will not be attending the event as previously announced.
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 ( http://www.sonomacountybookfair.org/index.html )
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: ( http://www.robinhobb.com/ )
Saturday September 17th at 4pm, Phil Nutman, Author's Special Edition of WET WORK (Overlook Connection Press): From the publisher's website: "Dominic Corvino – covert assassin, the CIA’s top “wet work” specialist.
Nick Packard – a rookie cop about to undergo his baptism of fire on the Washington DC mean streets.
Two different men whose destinies are about to collide as Armageddon unfolds…
When a routine hit on a pair of rogue DEA agents goes horribly wrong in Panama,
Corvino discovers not only has his team been betrayed from within, but he,
too, is marked for death.
For Packard, his first day on the job rapidly descends into Hell on Earth
when a domestic disturbance turns into a blood-soaked nightmare. As
a plague sweeps across the globe, turning normally non-lethal diseases fatal,
the dead begin to revive. Violence-crazed and hungry for flesh, they
are everywhere. And as their troops increase in size – and appetite
– a new order is steadily established from coast to coast… A new order that
leaves no room for the living."
Philip Nutman is a novelist, short story writer, comic book scriptwriter,
and screenwriter. Join us for an afternoon of the living dead! (We
are sorry, but Brian Keene, who was also originally scheduled to appear,
has had to cancel.)
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."
Look for more details about the following events in our next newsletter -
Saturday September 24th at 2:00 pm, Tachyon Publications Anniversary Party
Saturday October 1st at 2:00 pm, Ellen Steiber, A RUMOR OF GEMS (Tor)
Saturday October 8th at 2:00 pm, Fiona Avery, THE CROWN ROSE (Pyr)
Saturday October 8th at 4:00 pm, John Ringo, GHOST: BOOK 1 OF KILDAR (Baen)
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
Chapter Two - Book Listings
Small Press Features
Science Fiction, Fantasy and Oddities:
Beresford Egan by Adrian Woodhouse (Tartarus, Oversized Hardcover, $90.00)
- One of 750 limited edition copies. Hailed as one of the few truly
original British exponents of art déco, Beresford Egan was an essential
element of bohemian London for over fifty years. He enjoyed a brief but dazzling
career as draughtsman of decadence in the late 1920s-early 1930s, bursting
upon artistic London, aged twenty-three, with his brilliantly illustrated
lampoon on the banning of Radclyffe Hall's notorious novel The Well Of Loneliness
(1928) - . Over the next six years he produced illustrations and book covers
of unparalleled beauty and ferocity for works by Aleister Crowley, Pierre
Louÿs and Charles Baudelaire. He also illustrated his own novels and
the monographs of his first wife, the beautiful Catherine Bower Alcock.
This book celebrates the centenary of Egan's birth, presenting seventy-nine
black-and-white and twenty-five colour illustrations-the best of his published
art work from 1928 to 1934 -along with many striking drawings, paintings
and designs never seen before. These are augmented by Adrian Woodhouse's
exhilarating and revealing account of the man and his chief talent, his varied
later careers as music-hall performer, film star, dramatist, theatre critic,
legendary 'Chelsea artist' and lover of beautiful women. The text is adorned
with further images from Egan's long and eventful life, including his earliest
work as a cartoonist, photographs of him in British films of the 1940s and
his last published drawings before his death in London in 1984.
Strange Itineraries (Vegas Edition) - by Tim Powers (Tachyon, Trade
Paperback, $25.00) - Special preview edition, signed by Powers and limited
to 100 copies. The regular Trade Paperback edition is also available
for $15.95. - From Publisher's Weekly (Starred Review): "The nine eccentric,
label-defying selections (three written with James P. Blaylock) in Powers's
outstanding first story collection offer the same literary pleasures as this
World Fantasy Award–winner's novels (Declare, etc.). The eerily atmospheric
'Pat Moore,' in which numerous Pat Moores collide (some male, some female,
some living, some ghosts), is far from your conventional ghost story.
'Through and Through' is a brilliant study of a disillusioned priest and
his penitents within the confessional. The reader hopes that Bernard
Wilkins of 'The Better Boy' can keep the worms away from his prize tomato
plant, that he can preserve his beloved 'inventor pants' and, finally, just
stay alive. In 'Night Moves,' perhaps the volume's finest entry, memories
and dreams pervade the hero's life, with a colorful subsidiary cast.
These are subtle, suggestive tales for the connoisseur of imaginative fiction."
The Girlhood of Shakespeare’s Heroines: A Story by John Crowley (Subterranean,
Hardcover, $35.00) - Limited to 500 numbered copies, all signed by the author.
Story originally published in Conjunctions 39, and was NOT reprinted in Crowley’s
collection, Novelties And Souvenirs
TWOC by Graham Joyce (PS Publishing, Slipcased Hardcover, $90.00) - One of
200 signed and numbered first edition copies. Introduction by Rob Grant.
The Trade Hardcover edition is limited to 500 signed and numbered copies,
and is available for $50.00.
Dr. Black and the Guerrillia by Brendan Connell (Grafitisk, Hardcover, $20.00)
- Limited to 300 hand-numbered copies. Illustrated by John Connell.
The Extraordinary Voyage of Jules Verne by Eric Brown (PS Publishing, Hardcover,
$45.00) - One of 300 signed and numbered first edition copies.
Introduction by Ian Watson. The Trade Paperback edition, signed, numbered
and limited to 500 copies, is also available for $18.00.
Blood Follows: A Tale of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach by Steven Erikson
(Night Shade Books, Hardcover, $45.00) - A novella set in the Malazan world
of Gardens of the Moon, and Dead House Gates. Limited to 150 copies,
leather-bound, signed by Erikson, featuring an extra piece of artwork.
Features cover and interior artwork by Sandman artist Mike Dringenberg.
The Trade Hardcover is also available for $25.00. If you want a copy
you might want to hurry since the print run is almost sold out at the publisher
and when these copies are gone we may be unable to get more.
Shelf Life edited by Greg Ketter (DreamHaven, Hardcover, $25.00) -
Introduction by Neil Gaiman. Truly an irresistible volume. Science
fiction, fantasy and horror stories set in or around bookstores. Stories
by David Bischoff, P.D. Cacek, Ramsey Campbell, Charles De Lint, Marianne
de Pierres, Harlan Ellison, Rick Hautala, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, John J. Miller,
A.R. Morlan, Lisa Morton, Melanie Tem, Patrick Weekes, Jack Williamson, and
Gene Wolfe. Introduction by Neil Gaiman. Fantastic cover art
by John Picacio. "This is one of those books that makes you thrilled
and smug that you're a genre reader, because everyone else is missing out.
This collection has a story for every reader and lover of bookstores.
If you pick up this book, I hope that you have nothing else to do for
the rest of weekend, because whatever it is isn't getting done." Recommended
Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link (Small Beer Press, Hardcover, $111.00)
- One of 150 signed and numbered limited edition copies. Hand-numbered
and signed by the author and illustrator and includes two tipped-in plates:
an enlargement of the title story illustration and a color reproduction of
the trade dust jacket painting by Shelley Jackson which is based on "Lady
with an Ermine" by Leonardo da Vinci, held in The Czartoryskich Museum in
Krakow. Printed by Thomson-Shore of Dexter, MI, on 70# Finch Opaque Cream
White Smooth paper, with 80# Oatmeal Rainbow Endpapers, Smyth Sewn in Cobalt
Blue Pearl Linen Cloth, with a ribbon to keep your place.
Accompanied by a deck of poker cards backed with the cover illustration and
illustrated with Shelley Jackson's interior illustrations. The Trade
Hardcover is also available for $25.00.
Mothers & Other Monsters by Maureen F. McHugh (Small Beer Press, Hardcover,
$100.00) - One of 150 signed and numbered limited edition copies. Printed
in an edition of one hundred and fifty copies signed and hand-numbered by
the author. This edition includes five poems not in the trade edition.
This edition also includes a tipped-in print of Judith Anderson photographed
in the role of Medea by Erwin Blumenfeld. The Trade Hardcover is also
available for $25.00.
Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi (Subterranean, Hardcover, $30.00) - One of 1500 signed and numbered limited edition copies.
Eternity Lost: The Collected Stories Of Clifford D. Simak Volume 1 by Clifford
D. Simak (edited by Phil Stephensen-Payne) (Darkside, Hardcover, $45.00)
- Limited to 500 copies. Contains the stories How-2, Founding Father,
Kindergarten, The Answers, Way For The Hangtown Rebel!, Carbon Copy, The
Observer, Jackpot, Sunspot Purge, The Call From Beyond, Buckets Of Diamonds
and Eternity Lost.
Wizard’s Isle - The Collected Stories of Jack Williamson vol. 3 by Jack Williamson (Haffner Press, Hardcover, $35.00)
Spider Island - The Collected Stories of Jack Williamson vol. 4 by Jack Williamson (Haffner Press, Hardcover, $35.00)
Mike Resnick - An Annotated Bibliography and Guide to His Work by Fiona Kelleghan
(Farthest Star, Hardcover, $17.50) - Foreword by Ralph Roberts
Storyteller: Writing Lessons and More from 27 Years of the Clarion
Writers’ Workshop by Kate Wilhelm (Small Beer Press, Trade Paperback, $16.00)
Romance at the Edge: In Other Worlds by Mary Janice Davidson, Angela
Knight and Camille Anthony (Loose Id, Trade Paperback, $12.99)
The Ghost Pirates and Other Revenants of the Sea: The Collected Fiction
of William Hope Hodgson vol. 3 by William Hope Hodgson (edited by Jeremy
Lassen) (Night Shade Books, Hardcover, $35.00) - Contents: - Introduction
by Jeremy Lassen and illustrations by Jason Van Hollander. - The Ghost Pirates,
The Silent Ship, A Tropical Horror, The Voice in the Night, The Shamraken'
Homeward-Bounder (aka Homeward Bound), Out of the Storm, The Albatross, In
the Wailing Gully, 'Prentices Mutiny, The Real Thing: On the Bridge, The
Derelict, The Island of the Crossbones, How the Honourable Billy Darrell
Raided the Wind, The Stone Ship (aka the Mystery of the Ship in the Night),
The Trimming of Captain Dunkan, Regeneration of Captain Bully Keller, (aka
The Waterloo of a Hard-Case Skipper), The Mystery of Missing Ships, We Two
and Bully Dunkan, The Haunted 'Pampero', The Real Thing; 'S.O.S.', Second
Mate of the Buster (aka Jack Grey, Second Mate), Fight With a Submarine,
Demons of the Sea, In The Danger Zone, Old Golly, The Storm, Ships That Go
Missing, The Wild Man of the Sea, The Habitants of Middle Islet, The Riven
Night, The Heaving of the Log, The Sharks of the St. Elmo (aka Fifty Dead
Chinamen All in a Row), By The Lee, Sailormen, and A Note on the Texts.
Walpuski’s Typewriter by Frank Darabont (Cemetery Dance, Hardcover, $50.00)
- One of 400 signed and numbered limited edition copies. The Trade
Hardcover is also available for $25.00.
Freaky Flora from A to Z by Michel Gagne’ (Gagne’ International Press, Oversized Hardcover, $14.95)
The Dark Destroyer by John Glasby (Sarob, Hardcover, $100.00) - One of 40
signed and numbered deluxe edition copies. Signed by author and
cover artist Paul Lowe. The Trade Hardcover is also available for $47.50.
Ghost Dance by Tony Richards (Sarob, Hardcover, $47.50) - Contains six short stories and two novellas.
The Lost Poetry of William Hope Hodgson by William Hope Hodgson (Tartarus/PS, Hardcover, $50.00)
Conference with the Dead by Terry Lamsley (Night Shade Books, Hardcover,
$49.00) - One of 175 signed and numbered limited edition copies. Introduction
by Ramsey Campbell. The Trade Hardcover edition is also available,
My Eyes Are Nailed, But Still I See by David Niall Wilson and Brett Alexander
Savory (Delirium Books, Hardcover, $45.00) - One of 220 signed and numbered
limited edition copies
Play Dead by Michael A. Arnzen (Raw Dog Screaming Press, Hardcover, $27.00)
The Brains of Rats by Michael Blumlein (Scream Press, Hardcover, $25.00)
Sex Crimes edited by Joseph M. Monks and Hart D.Fisher (Chanting Monks Press, Trade Paperback, $13.95)
Terror-Dot-Gov by Harold Jaffe (Raw Dog Screaming Press, Trade Paperback, $13.95)
Julius Le Vallon: An Episode/The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood
(Stark House, Trade Paperback, $19.95) - Contains two compete novels.
Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell by Robert Steven Rhine (Asylum Press, Trade
Paperback, $19.95) - Featuring over 40 of the world’s greatest comic artists.
One of These Things Is Not Like the Other by D. Travers Scott (Suspect Thoughts Press, Trade Paperback, $16.95)
The House of Sounds and Others by M.P. Shiel (Hippocampus Press, Trade Paperback,
$20.00) - Edited and with an introduction by S.T. Joshi
In Darkness Waiting by John Shirley (Infrapress, Trade Paperback, $15.95)
Spider Pie by Alyssa Sturgill (Raw Dog Screaming Press, Trade Paperback, $10.95)
Something To Build Upon by Tim Broderick (Twilight Tales, Trade Paperback, $12.00)
Out of the Immortal Night - Selected Works by Samuel Loveman by Samuel Loveman
(edited by S.T.Joshi) (Hippocampus Press, Trade Paperback, $15.00) - Also
edited by David E. Schultz
Deadly are the Naked: The Art of Jim Smith, Sketchbook 2 - Signed Sketchbook
Edition by James C. Smith (Asylum Press, Oversized Softcover, $19.95) - One
of 200 signed limited edition copies. The trade edition is also available
Epilogue Arcana - Hex of the Wicked Witch vol. 0 by Frank Forte (Asylum Press, Oversized Softcover, $1.95)
Billy Boy the Sick Little Fat Kid vol. 2 by Frank Forte (Asylum Press, Oversized Softcover, $2.95)
The Cletus and Floyd Show vol. 1 by Frank Forte and Gene McGuckin (Asylum Press, Oversized Softcover, $2.95)
Rebirth of Blood - The Vampire Verses vol. 1 by Frank Forte and Mike Bliss (Asylum Press, Oversized Softcover, $2.95)
Visions and Sacrifice - The Vampire Verses vol. 2 by Frank Forte and Mike Bliss (Asylum Press, Oversized Softcover, $2.95)
The Vampire Verses vol. 4 by Frank Forte and Mike Bliss (Asylum Press, Oversized Softcover, $2.95)
The Vampire Verses vol. 3 by Frank Forte and Mike Bliss (Asylum Press, Oversized
Softcover, $10.00) - One of 1000 limited edition copies
House of Twelve vol. 3 edited by Cheese Hasselberger (House of Twelve Comics, Oversized Softcover, $9.95)
New and Notable
Science Fiction and Fantasy:
Necklace of Kisses by Francesca Lia Block (HarperCollins, Hardcover, $21.95)
brings us up to date with the Weetzie Bat stories. Weetzie, now 40,
is having a bit of a mid-life funk. Her daughters Cherokee and Witch
Baby are off in college, and her secret-agent lover man Max has been depressed
and distant since September 11th. Where, she wonders, are all the kisses?
Weetzie packs herself off to the weird and magical Pink Hotel to find the
kisses she feels she's lost. There she meets a blue lady, a mermaid,
an invisible maid, and Pan amongst other strange characters. Reading
Block's lush descriptions and magical situations made me feel like I was
floating in a dream, or more like I was losing myself in one of Weetzie Bat's
kisses. Recommended by Cary
The Loss of Leon Meed by Josh Emmons (Scribner, Hardcover, $24.00) - I liked
this gentle, sweet novel about Leon Meed, whose has tragically lost his family,
and is now mysteriously appearing and disappearing in a small Oregon town.
The diverse group of people that he appears to, or around, become a community
of their own as they try to solve the mystery and determine whether or not
they are sane. This book wraps up very cleanly, and lacks the surprises
I associate with an excellent genre novel, but it's pretty darn good for
a "literary novel with a fantastic element". Recommended by Jude.
Singer Of Souls by Adam Stemple (Tor, Hardcover, $22.95) - A really brilliant
first novel, with an ending I found endlessly frustrating. For fans
of the Bordertown books, or folks who liked Tithe by Holly Black. The
world of Faery, which exists beside our own, suddenly becomes visible to
our ex-junkie protagonist after he backslides during the Edinburgh Fringe
Festival. This is a dark, gritty, sometimes shocking, but also quite
funny book and Doc, the main character, plays with one's sympathies pretty
thoroughly -- he is an ambivalent, although fascinating, hero. Additionally,
the last four pages made me want to scream and yell and stamp my feet, but
you, gentle reader, will not necessarily feel the same. Recommended
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Harry Potter vol. 6 by J.K. Rowling
(Bloomsbury, Hardcover, $29.99) - The British First Edition, lovingly hand-carried
back from Scotland just for you!
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Harry Potter vol. 6 (The Deluxe
Edition) by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic, Hardcover, $60.00) - "Includes 32-page
insert featuring near scale reproductions of Mary GrandPré's interior
art, as well as never-before-seen full-color frontispiece art on special
paper. The custom-designed slipcase is foil-stamped and inside is a full
cloth case book, blind-stamped on front and back cover, foil stamped on spine.
The book includes full-color endpapers with jacket art from the Trade edition
and a wraparound jacket featuring exclusive, suitable-for-framing art from
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Harry Potter vol. 6 by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic, Hardcover, $29.99)
Beyond the Deepwoods - Edge Chronicles vol. 1 by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell (David Fickling Books, Hardcover, $12.95)
Stormchaser - Edge Chronicles vol. 2 by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell (David Fickling Books, Hardcover, $12.95)
Midnight Over Sanctaphrax - Edge Chronicles vol. 3 by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell (David Fickling Books, Hardcover, $12.95)
The Curse of the Gloamglozer - Edge Chronicles vol. 4 by Paul Stewart and
Chris Riddell (David Fickling Books, Hardcover, $12.95)
The Last of the Sky Pirates - Edge Chronicles vol. 5 by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell (David Fickling Books, Hardcover, $12.95)
Bradbury Speaks: Too Soon from the Cave, Too Far from the Stars by Ray Bradbury (William Morrow, Hardcover, $25.95)
Little Beauties by Kim Addonizio (Simon and Schuster, Hardcover, $23.00)
Affairs at Hampden Ferrers - An English Romance by Brian Aldiss (Little, Brown, Hardcover, $32.34)
Scattered Suns - Saga of the Seven Suns vol. 4 by Kevin J. Anderson (Aspect, Hardcover, $24.95)
Academ’s Fury - Codex Alera vol. 2 by Jim Butcher (Ace, Hardcover, $24.95)
Godslayer - Sundering vol. 2 by Jacqueline Carey (Tor, Hardcover, $25.95)
Shadowfall - Godslayer Chronicles vol. 1 by James Clemens (Roc, Hardcover, $24.95)
Harshini - Hythrun Chronicles vol. 3 by Jennifer Fallon (Tor, Hardcover, $25.95)
The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde (Viking, Hardcover, $24.95)
The Rivers of War by Eric Flint (Del Rey, Hardcover, $25.95)
A Mankind Witch by David Freer (Baen, Hardcover, $25.00)
Old Twentieth by Joe Haldeman (Ace, Hardcover, $24.95)
The Road to Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson (Tor, Hardcover, $25.95)
Bedlam’s Edge edited by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edgehill (Baen, Hardcover, $26.00)
Talyn by Holly Lisle (Tor, Hardcover, $27.95)
First Warning - Acorna vol. 8 by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (Eos, Hardcover, $24.95)
Southern Fire by Juliet E. McKenna (Tor, Hardcover, $25.95)
Melusine by Sarah Monette (Ace, Hardcover, $24.95)
Across the Wall - A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories by Garth Nix (Eos, Hardcover, $16.99)
Dragon Blade - Cycle of Oak, Yew, Ash, and Rowan, vol. 4 by Andre Norton and Sasha Miller (Tor, Hardcover, $24.95)
Lord of the Libraries by Mel Odom (Tor, Hardcover, $25.95)
The Book Of Spirits by James Reese (Morrow, Hardcover, $24.95)
Watch on the Rhine (Die Wacht am Rhein) by John Ringo and Tom Kratman (Baen, Hardcover, $25.00)
Accelerando by Charles Stross (Ace, Hardcover, $24.95)
The Hidden Family - The Merchant Princes, vol. 2 by Charles Stross (Tor, Hardcover, $24.95)
Afterburn by S.L. Viehl (Roc, Hardcover, $23.95)
Stars at War vol. 2 by David Weber and Steve White (Baen, Hardcover, $27.00)
The Weapon by Michael Z. Williamson (Baen, Hardcover, $25.00)
The Stonehenge Gate by Jack Williamson (Tor, Hardcover, $24.95)
Starwater Strains by Gene Wolfe (Tor, Hardcover, $25.95)
I Am Alive and You Are Dead - A Journey into the Mind of Philip K. Dick by Emmanuel Carrere (Picador, Trade Paperback, $15.00)
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King (Pocket, Trade Paperback, $14.95)
TWOC by Graham Joyce (Faber and Faber, Trade Paperback, $14.04)
Pocket Companion to Narnia - A Guide to the Magical World of C.S. Lewis by Paul F. Ford (Harper, Other Softcover, $9.95)
Companion to Narnia - A Complete Guide to the Magical World of C.S. Lewis’s
The Chronicles of Narnia by Paul F. Ford (Harper, Trade Paperback, $16.95)
Non-Stop by Brian Aldiss (Overlook, Trade Paperback, $14.95)
Seekers of Dreams: Masterpieces of Fantasy edited by Douglas A. Anderson (Cold Spring Press, Trade Paperback, $14.00)
The Cat’s Pajamas by Ray Bradbury (Perennial, Trade Paperback, $12.95)
Dragonmaster by Chris Bunch (Roc, Trade Paperback, $15.00)
Crossroads: Tales Of The Southern Literary Fantastic edited by F. Brett Cox and Andy Duncan (Tor, Trade Paperback, $15.95)
The Invisible Kingdom - Invisibles vol. 7 by Grant Morrison (Vertigo/DC Comics, Oversized Softcover, $19.95)
Say You Want a Revolution - Invisibles vol. 1 by Grant Morrison (Vertigo/DC Comics, Oversized Softcover, $19.95)
Apocalipstick - Invisibles vol. 2 by Grant Morrison (Vertigo/DC Comics, Oversized Softcover, $19.95)
Counting to None - Invisibles vol. 5 by Grant Morrison (Vertigo/DC Comics, Oversized Softcover, $19.95)
Kissing Mister Quimper - Invisibles vol. 6 by Grant Morrison (Vertigo/DC Comics, Oversized Softcover, $19.95)
The Wild World of the Future by Claire Pye (Firefly Books, Oversized Softcover, $14.95)
Unmanned - Y: The Last Man vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughn (Vertigo/DC Comics, Oversized Softcover, $12.95)
Cycles - Y: The Last Man vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughn (Vertigo/DC Comics, Oversized Softcover, $12.95)
One Small Step - Y: The Last Man vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughn (Vertigo/DC Comics, Oversized Softcover, $12.95)
Safeword - Y: The Last Man vol. 4 by Brian K. Vaughn (Vertigo/DC Comics, Oversized Softcover, $12.95)
The Ring of Truth - Y: The Last Man vol. 5 by Brian K. Vaughn (Vertigo/DC Comics, Oversized Softcover, $14.99)
Someplace To Be Flying by Charles De Lint (Orb, Trade Paperback, $14.95)
In Milton Lumky Territory by Philip K. Dick (Gollancz - B, Trade Paperback, $15.89)
Mary and the Giant by Philip K. Dick (Gollancz - B, Trade Paperback, $15.89)
Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde (Penguin, Trade Paperback, $14.00)
United Kingdom by James Lovegrove (Gollancz - B, Trade Paperback, $14.04)
Blood and Memory - The Quickening vol. 2 by Fiona McIntosh (Eos, Trade Paperback, $14.95)
Iron Council by China Mieville (Ballantine, Trade Paperback, $15.95)
Entropy in the U.K. - The Invisibles vol. 3 by Grant Morrison (Vertigo/DC Comics, Trade Paperback, $19.95)
Bloody Hell In America - The Invisibles vol. 4 by Grant Morrison (Vertigo/DC Comics, Trade Paperback, $12.95)
Grim Tuesday - Keys to the Kingdom vol. 2 by Garth Nix (Scholastic, Trade Paperback, $5.99)
Star Scroll - Dragon Prince vol. 2 by Melanie Rawn (DAW, Trade Paperback, $15.00)
Edenborn by Nick Sagan (New American Library, Trade Paperback, $13.95)
Foreigner - Quintaglio Ascension vol. 3 by Robert J. Sawyer (Tor, Trade Paperback, $14.95)
Wizards: Stories of Mischief, Magic and Mayhem edited by Jennifer Schwamm
Willis (Thunder’s Mouth Press, Trade Paperback, $16.95)
Moon’s Web by C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp (Tor, Mass Market, $6.99)
Weapons of Choice by John Birmingham (Ballantine, Mass Market, $7.99)
Banewreaker - Sundering vol.1 by Jacqueline Carey (Tor, Mass Market, $7.99)
Storms of Destiny - Exiles of Boq’urain vol. 1 by A.C. Crispin (Eos, Mass Market, $7.99)
Nylon Angel - Parrish Plessis vol.1 by Marianne De Pierres (Roc, Mass Market, $6.99)
1634: The Galileo Affair by Eric Flint and Andrew Dennis (Baen, Mass Market, $7.99)
The Wilding by C.S. Friedman (DAW , Mass Market, $7.99)
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (Dell, Mass Market, $3.99)
Radiant by James Alan Gardner (Eos, Mass Market, $7.99)
People of the Raven by Kathleen O’Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear (Tor, Mass Market, $7.99)
Reflex by Steven Gould (Tor, Mass Market, $6.99)
Elegy for a Lost Star - Symphony of Ages vol. 5 by Elizabeth Haydon (Tor, Mass Market, $7.99)
Women of War edited by Tanya Huff and Alexander Potter (DAW , Mass Market, $7.50)
The Dark Ascent by Walter H. Hunt (Tor, Mass Market, $7.99)
New Spring - Wheel of Time: In the Beginning vol. 1 by Robert Jordan (Tor, Mass Market, $4.00)
A State of Disobedience by Tom Kratman (Baen, Mass Market, $7.99)
Acorna’s Search by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (HarperTorch, Mass Market, $7.50)
Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley (Eos, Mass Market, $6.99)
Book Of Years vol. 2 by Peter Morwood (DAW , Mass Market, $7.99)
Forty Signs of Rain by Kim Stanley Robinson (Bantam Spectra, Mass Market, $7.99)
Dexta by C.J. Ryan (Bantam Spectra, Mass Market, $6.99)
A Brother’s Price by Wen Spencer (Roc, Mass Market, $6.99)
Worlds That Weren’t by Harry Turtledove, S.M. Stirling, Mary Gentle and Walter
Jon Williams (Roc, Mass Market, $6.99) - A collection of four novellas.
Warprize by Elizabeth Vaughan (Tor, Mass Market, $6.99)
Wind Rider’s Oath by David Weber (Baen, Mass Market, $7.99)
Guardians of the Lost - Sovereign Stone vol. 2 by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (HarperTorch, Mass Market, $7.99)
The Last Guardian Of Everness - War Of The Dreaming vol.1 by John C. Wright (Tor, Mass Market, $6.99)
The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 18th Annual Collection, The edited by
Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link, and Gavin Grant. (St. Martin's, Hardcover, $35.00)
Undead and Unappreciated - Undead vol. 3 by Mary Janice Davidson (Berkley, Hardcover, $21.95)
The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 18th Annual Collection edited by Ellen
Datlow, Kelly Link, and Gavin Grant (St. Martin's, Trade Paperback, $19.95)
Alone with the Horrors: The Great Short Fiction of Ramsey Campbell, 1961-1991 by Ramsey Campbell (Tor, Trade Paperback, $15.95)
Carpe Demon - Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner (Berkley, Trade Paperback, $12.95)
Children of the Night by Mercedes Lackey (Tor, Trade Paperback, $14.95)
London, 1850 - Vampire Plagues vol. 1 by Sebastian Rook (Scholastic, Trade Paperback, $5.99)
The Haunting of Alaizabel Clay by Chris Wooding (Scholastic, Trade Paperback, $7.99)
The Heap by H.P. Albarelli, Jr. (Peredur Publishing, Trade Paperback, $15.95)
A Taste of Crimson by Marjorie M. Liu (Jove, Mass Market, $6.99)
How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks (Avon, Mass Market, $5.99)
Finishing Touches by Thomas Tessier (Leisure, Mass Market, $6.99)
Featured Upcoming Titles
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.)
The Pumpkin Boy by Al Sarrantonio (Endeavor Press, Signed, Limited Edition Hardcover)
F*ckin' Lie Down Already by Tom Piccirilli (Endeavor Press, Trade Paperback)
Blood Red by James A. Moore (Earthling Publications, Signed and Limited Hardcover,
$45) - Bound in red cloth with black foil stamping to the spine and
Song of Kali: 20th Anniversary Edition by Dan Simmons (Earthling Publications,
Signed and Numbered Limited Hardcover, $75) - Leather and clothbound, with
slipcase. Limited to 400 copies.
Coming soon from Ash-Tree Press:
The Watcher by the Threshold by John Buchan
The Motion Demon by Stefan Grabinski
The World, the Flesh, and the Devil: Fantastical Writings by Gerald Kersh
The Ash-Tree Press Henry S. Whitehead (in three volumes)
Also forthcoming is "Thomas Ligotti: Teatro Grottesco. This will be
published in Autumn 2005 [by Durtro Press]. Each story has been newly
revised by the author for this volume. In addition to the contents
listed below, the Durtro edition also includes hitherto rare texts by Ligotti
which will not be included in any future trade edition of this volume.
Table of Contents:
Purity * The Town Manager * Sideshow, and Other Stories * The Clown Puppet * The Red Tower
My Case for Retributive Action * Our Temporary Supervisor * In a Foreign Town, In a Foreign Land
The Damaged and the Diseased
Teatro Grottesco * Gas Station Carnivals * The Bungalow House * Severini * The Shadow, the Darkness"
We will provide pricing and limitation information as soon as it becomes available.
British Book Watch:
The following titles are coming soon from the UK:
Judas Unchained by Peter F. Hamilton (Macmillian, Hardcover)
Pushing Ice by Alastair Reynolds (Gollancz, Hardcover)
Looking For Jake And Other Stories by China Mieville (Macmillian, Hardcover and Trade Paperback)
Vellum: The Book Of All Hours Volume 1 by Hal Duncan (Macmillan, Hardcover)
Learning The World by Ken MacLeod (Orbit, Hardcover)
Living Next Door To The God Of Love by Justina Robson (Macmillian, Hardcover)
Double Vision by Tricia Sullivan (Orbit, Trade Paperback)
Against Gravity by Gary Gibson (Tor UK, Trade Paperback)
The Destiny Mask by Martin Sketchley (Simon & Schuster UK, Trade Paperback)
Gradisil by Adam Roberts (Gollancz, Trade Paperback)
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