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Events and News from Borderlands Books

November, 2005

Chapter One - Event Information, News, and Special Feature

Borderlands' 8th Anniversary Sale, Saturday, November 12th from 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Steven Erikson, Saturday, November 12th at 3:00 pm

*Just Added!* Terry Bisson and Paul Park, Saturday, November 19th at 3:00 pm

Mark von Schlegell, Sunday, November 20th at 3:00 pm

(for more information check the end of this section)


The 2005 World Fantasy Awards were presented at the World Fantasy Convention last weekend in Madison, Wisconsin.  Susanna  Clarke's JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL won the award for Beat Novel.  Carol Emshwiller and Tom Doherty were recognized with Lifetime Achievement Awards.  For the complete list of nominees and winners, visit ( ).
Also presented at World Fantasy were the International Horror Guild Awards.  The winner for outstanding novel was THE OVERNIGHT by Ramsey Campbell.  Read the complete list of nominees and winners here: ( )
Borderlands would like to offer congratulations to all the nominees and winners, but especially to artist John Picacio who won the World Fantasy Award for Best Artist -- John is a brilliant artist and has been a longtime supporter of the store -- we are just thrilled for him!  See his work here: ( )

For all you Babylon 5 fans, J. Michael Straczynski is making available "a total of fifteen volumes containing all 92 Babylon 5 episodic scripts plus two B5 TV movies . . . each averaging more than 400 pages."  We can't get them at Borderlands; you must order them directly from Cafe Press: ( )

If you are a published author and you'd be interested in meeting with book clubs either in person, on-line, or over the telephone, may be able to help.  Reader's Circle is a non-profit web site that lists book clubs and has other resources of interest to readers. They've created a section of their site where interested authors can sign up.  Check out ( ) for more details.

Overheard At The Con

This is a feature that appears 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 where trying (or trying not to) fill in the blanks on overheard conversations made us laugh so much that we made it a tradition.  This issue we thought we'd share some highlights from this year's World Fantasy Convention:

"A LOT of dragon-hatching happens."

"I'm assuming it's like puff pastry with tentacles."

"Yeah, that dragon circumcision scene is really racy!"

"If this is the book of ultimate power that can destroy the world, why the hell is it available in trade paperback?"

"That's like walking gum & chewing the sidewalk at the same time."

"You're young & you're wearing elf ears, you can't possibly be the artist."

"Oh look, dead things on rice!"

"I'm a sudden convert to skeleton bling."

"I get lost right around the talking dogs."

"It means "inter-species poinking"."

From The Office

Will Return Next Month

Top Sellers At Borderlands

1) Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
2) Woken Furies by Richard Morgan
3) Children of the Company by Kage Baker
4) Thud! by Terry Pratchett
5) Snake Agent by Liz Williams (Nightshade Books)
6) Judas Unchained by Peter F. Hamilton (UK Edition)
7) Fledgling by Octavia Butler
8) Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan
9) Fifty Degrees Below by Kim Stanley Robinson
10) Ghost by John Ringo

1) Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
2) Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman
3) Blood of Angels by Michael Marshall
4) Last Call by Tim Powers
5) Dread Empires Fall: Conventions of War by Walter Jon Williams
6) Midnight Tides by Steven Erikson (UK Edition)
7) Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson
8) Tamsin by Peter S. Beagle
9) The World Before by Karen Traviss
10) Windfall by Rachel Caine

Trade Paperbacks
1) Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan
2) Complete Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
3) Looking for Jake by China Mieville
4) The Dark Tower by Stephen King
5) Storyteller: Writing Lessons & More From 27 Years of the Clarion Writers' Workshop by Kate Wilhelm (Small Beer Press)

Book Club Info

The Gay Men's Book Club will meet on Sunday, November 13th, at 5 pm to discuss MAROONED IN REALTIME by Vernor Vinge.  The book for December is TO YOUR SCATTERED BODIES GO by Philip Jose Farmer.  Please contact the group leader, Christopher Rodriguez, at, for more information.

The Classic Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club will meet on Sunday, November 20th, at 6 pm to discuss TAMSIN by Peter S. Beagle  The book for December is CAT'S CRADLE by Kurt Vonnegut.  Please contact Jude at for more information.

Upcoming Event Detail

Saturday, November 12th, 11:00 am to 9:00 pm (or perhaps later), Borderlands 8th Anniversary Sale - Borderlands will be celebrating our 8th anniversary on Saturday, November 12th by having a big one-day sale.  Buy any two used books and get a third one of equal or lesser value for free!  Collectable books are not included in this deal but they will be 10% off all day long, and finally, everything else in the store will be 20% off (artwork, employees, and cat excluded, sorry).  The sale will only run for one day, and this sale only happens once a year, so mark your calendars for Saturday, November 12th.  THANK YOU all for your support.

Saturday, November 12th at 3:00 pm, Steven Erikson, MEMORIES OF ICE (Tor) - Borderlands' customers were some of the first fantasy readers in the United States to go crazy for Steven Erikson's MALAZAN BOOKS OF THE FALLEN -- and now you can meet the author.  From Books at Transworld: "His debut fantasy novel, GARDENS OF THE MOON, was acclaimed for its combination of originality and intelligent, strong and exciting storytelling, singling out its author as a writer destined to rank alongside . . . giants of the genre.  The first in a truly epic series chronicling the ill-fated Malazan Empire, GARDENS OF THE MOON also took the internet by storm and had fans falling over themselves to praise this brilliant debut."  Erikson will be signing copies of the third book in the series, the US hardcover of MEMORIES OF ICE.  Don't miss this rare opportunity to meet the world-maker in person!  As it turns out, Mr. Erikson will be arriving at 2:00 pm to sign store stock, so if you'd like a chance to chat a bit, show up early!

Saturday, November 19th at 3:00 pm, Terry Bisson, GREETINGS, (Tachyon Publications) and Paul Park, A PRINCESS OF ROUMANIA (Tor) -  Borderlands is pleased to welcome two fabulous authors for this just-added event!  From Tachyon Publications: "Terry Bisson, author of the cult classic “They’re Made out of Meat,” has received speculative fiction’s highest accolades, including the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and Sturgeon Awards, and the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire.  Bisson has written six novels, including PIRATES OF THE UNIVERSE, a New York Times Notable Book and TALKING MAN, a World Fantasy Award nominee.  His ecologically-based time travel novella Dear Abbey, nominated for the British Science Fiction Association Award, is included in GREETINGS.

You’re about to face off with an Ashcroft van, break out from an assisted-dying facility, witness a volunteer crucifixion, endure a Neanderthal eviction, and journey to the end of time on a porch glider.  Each of these ten blazingly satiric short stories will leave you exhausted, outraged, and eager for the next ride.  Often compared to Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Lethem, and James Morrow, Terry Bisson spins out radically irreverent tales."  We'll also have copies of Terry's newest book, NUMBERS DON'T LIE.

Also joining us will be Paul Park, presenting his amazing new book A PRINCESS OF ROUMANIA.  From Publisher's Weekly: "Sharp characterization and an unusual historical backdrop distinguish Park's charming leadoff to an intricate new fantasy series.  In an alternate 18th-century world where England's been swamped by a tidal wave, America teems with blond savages and "Roumania" and Germany battle for European domination, a magic book concocted by conjuress Aegypta Schenck sends young Miranda Popescu, the "white tyger" descendant of ancient royalty and Roumania's hope of freedom from "black tyranny," to Massachusetts to escape the fiendish Baroness Nicola Ceausescu and the heinous elector of Ratisbon.  With her best friend, Andromeda (turned magically into first a yellow dog and later a charismatic male Roumanian courtier), and her loyal teenage admirer, Peter ("really" the son of Roumania's bravest warrior), Miranda makes hard choices to start fulfilling her destiny.  Park (CELESTIS, etc.) leaves some tantalizing loose ends, while the wily baroness and the necromancing elector promise dashing adventure and delicious heartbreak ahead.  Blurbs from Ursula K. Le Guin and John Crowley testify to the novel's high quality."  Join us to meet these incredible authors!

Sunday, November 20th at 3:00 pm, Mark von Schlegell, VENUSIA (Semiotext(e)) - From the publisher: "An American-born recent ex-patriot to Germany. . .Mark von Schlegell's fiction deftly scrambles the codes of traditional science-fiction and fantasy with high literature and philosophy, generating a psychedelic weave of theory and pulp tradition.  His SF and otherworldly ficto-criticism appears regularly in the international art underground -- from Brazil to Auckland to Berlin.  VENUSIA, the inaugural volume of The System Series, is his first novel."

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

Nonfiction, etc.:

Arts Unknown - The Life And Art Of Lee Brown Coye by Luis Ortiz (Nonstop, Other Hardcover, $39.95)

J.G. Ballard: Conversations by J.G. Ballard and edited by V.Vale and Mike Ryan (REsearch, Other Softcover, $19.99)


Like a Lily in a Flood - A Novella by Glen Hirshberg (Mean Bed Records, Audio Book - CD, $15.00) - Read by the author.

Darkness Rising - Tales from the Rolling Darkness Review 2005 by Peter Atkins, Michael Blumlein, Glen Hirshberg and Others (Earthling Publications, Chapbook, $10.00) - One of 250 copies.

Ashes & Rust by Loren Rhoads (Automatism Press, Chapbook, $5.00)

Home Before Dark: The Collected Cedar Hill Stories vol. 2 by Gary A. Braunbeck (Earthling, Hardcover, $45.00)

Watcher by the Threshold by John Buchan (Ash-Tree Press, Hardcover, $49.00) - One of 500 limited edition copies.

The Motion Demon by Stefan Grabinski (Ash-Tree Press, Hardcover, $47.50) - One of 500 limited edition copies. Translation and introduction by Miroslaw Lipinski.

Vestal by Charlee Jacob (Delirium Books, Hardcover, $50.00) - One of 250 signed and numbered limited edition copies

To Charles Fort, With Love by Caitlin R. Kiernan (Subterranean, Hardcover, $40.00) - One of 250 signed and numbered limited edition copies.  Includes chapbook A LITTLE DAMNED BOOK OF DAYS.  The trade edition, which doesn't include the chapbook, is also available for $25.00.

Killer Karma by Lee Killough (Meisha Merlin, Hardcover, $23.95)

Blood Red by James A. Moore (Earthling Publications, Hardcover, $45.00) - One of 500 signed and numbered limited edition copies

Experiences of Flaxman Low by Kate Prichard and Hesketh Prichard (Ash-Tree Press, Hardcover, $41.50) - One of 500 limited edition copies.

The Silence Between the Screams by Lucy Taylor (Overlook Connection, Hardcover, $37.95)

Parables by Michael Gagne (Gagne International Press, Oversized Softcover, $18.95)

Bite Club - A West Hollywood Vampire Novel by Hal Bodner (Alyson Books, Trade Paperback, $14.95)

Blood Lust - Gay Erotic Vampire Tales edited by M. Christian (Alyson Books, Trade Paperback, $14.95)

King of All the Dead by Steve Lockley and Paul Lewis (Telos - B, Trade Paperback, $15.43)

Frankenstein Meets the Hunchback of Notre Dame by Chris Nodier Antoine and Nicolas Beraud (Black Coat Press , Trade Paperback, $20.95) - Also by Jean Toussaint Merle and Victor Hugo, Paul Foucher and Paul Meurice. Adapted by Frank J. Morlock.

Dark Hunter - Chronicles of Galen Sword vol. 3 by Judith Reeves-Stevens and Garfield Reeves-Stevens (Babbage Press, Trade Paperback, $19.95)

Shifter - Chronicles of Galen Sword vol. 1 by Judith Reeves-Stevens and Garfield Reeves-Stevens (Babbage Press, Trade Paperback, $18.95)

Nightfeeder - Chronicles of Galen Sword vol. 2 by Judith Reeves-Stevens and Garfield Reeves-Stevens (Babbage Press, Trade Paperback, $18.95)

Houdini’s Last Illusion by Steve Savile (Telos - B, Trade Paperback, $15.41)

Parish Damned by Lee Thomas (Telos - B, Trade Paperback, $15.41)

Solar Pons: The Final Cases by Basil Copper (Sarob, Hardcover, $115.00 ) - "Sarob Press is delighted to present five Solar Pons novels in the author’s preferred and definitive versions. Each novella appeared in the early 1970's in much altered form - so much so that the author now disowns them. So, here are THE ADVENTURES OF ... THE HAUNTED RECTORY, THE IGNORED IDOLS, THE HORRIFIED HEIRESS, THE BAFFLED BARON and THE ANGUISHED ACTOR just as the author intended.  As a special bonus we are also including a Basil Copper Sherlock Holmes novella ... THE ADVENTURE OF THE PERSECUTED PAINTER."  This very limited edition (only 55 copies) is slipcased.  There is also a 250 copy limited edition available for $49.50.

John Devil by Paul Feval (Black Coat Press , Trade Paperback, $39.95) - Translated, annotated and introduced by Brian Stableford

Disconnection by Erin Samiloglu (Medallion Press, Mass Market, $7.99)

Science Fiction and Fantasy:

The Fiction Factory by Jack Dann (Golden Gryphon, Hardcover, $24.95) - Authors develop certain styles, certain niches in their writings.  When two or more authors collaborate on a story, frequently their joint creation exceeds what would have been accomplished by the individuals. In this collaborative collection of Jack Dann's short fiction, all were written with one or more co-authors, including Susan Casper, Gardner Dozois, Gregory Frost, Jack C. Haldeman II, Barry N. Malzberg, Michael Swanwick, Janeen Webb, and George Zebrowski.
Included with each story are introductions by each of the co-authors, relating the inspirations and creative processes in the genesis of the story.
The eighteen stories include the Nebula-nominated "High Steel," with Jack C. Haldeman, set in a future where people are drafted to work for corporations. The story revolves around a Lakota wiseman draftee, about his struggle to keep his traditions and how his ancient knowledge is applied in outer space. "The Gods of Mars," with Gardner Dozois and Michael Swanwick, also nominated for the Nebula Award, is the story of the first manned landing on Mars, and its "storybook" ending, complete with canals — or not. Other stories are about time machines and revenge, first dates with Jesus, dinosaurs falling out of the sky, a vampire in a concentration camp, a famous painting that eats critics, a door-to-door computer salesman in Faerie, clowns that knock their audiences dead, performers Buddy, Janis, and Elvis touring together in an afterlife, and a most undignified Jack the Ripper.  Contains the stories Touring, The Gods Of Mars, High Steel, Ships and more.

The Science In Science Fiction: 83 SF Predictions That Became Reality by Robert W. Bly (Benbella, Hardcover, $24.00) - Consulting editor James Gunn.

Bluebound - A Story of Galen Sword by Judith Reeves-Stevens and Garfield Reeves-Stevens (Babbage Press, Chapbook, $9.95)

Class Dis-Mythed by Robert Asprin (Meisha Merlin, Hardcover, $24.95)

Approaching Omega by Eric Brown (Telos - B, Hardcover, $54.15) - One of 100 signed & numbered limited edition copies.

The Hienama - A Story of the Sulh by Storm Constantine (Immanion Press, Hardcover, $30.99) - Wraeththu Mythos

Letters From The Flesh by Marcos Donnelly (Robert J. Sawyer , Hardcover, $19.95)

Wild Things by Charles Coleman Finlay (Subterranean, Hardcover, $40.00) - Signed Numbered Limited edition of 250 copies.  Includes chapbook “Her Life Sentence”.  The trade edition is also available for $25.00.

The Life of Riley by Alexander C. Irvine (Subterranean, Hardcover, $25.00)

Tides by Scott Mackay (Pyr, Hardcover, $25.00)

The Necessary Beggar by Susan Palwick (Tachyon, Hardcover, $24.95)

The Cuckoo’s Boys by Robert Reed (Golden Gryphon, Hardcover, $24.95) - Contains the stories On the Brink of That Bright New World, The Children's Crusade, Night of Time, River of the Queen and more.

Trujillo: a Novel by Lucius Shepard (Night Shade Books, Hardcover, $49.00) - One of 175 signed and numbered limited edition copies.  Novel set in the eponymous Honduran town.  Note, this is NOT the same book as the PS collection by the same name.  It is just the novel, and does not include any short fiction.  Includes a bonus DVD containing video footage of the real city of Trujillo, narrated by Lucius using excerpts from his various Trujillo stories.

Elastic Book of Numbers edited by Allen Ashely (Elastic Press, Trade Paperback, $10.80) - Stories by Charles Lambert, Phil Locascio, Neil Williamson and others.

Sonambulists by Allen Ashley (Elastic Press, Trade Paperback, $9.00)

Class Dis-Mythed by Robert Asprin (Meisha Merlin, Trade Paperback, $14.95)

Autumn Angels by Arthur Byron Cover (Babbage Press, Trade Paperback, $18.95)

Trailer Park Fairy Tales by Matt Dinniman (Elastic Press, Trade Paperback, $9.00)

The Wandering Jew’s Daughter by Paul Feval (Black Coat Press, Trade Paperback, $20.95) - Translated, annotated and introduced by Brian Stableford.

Valley of Lights by Stephen Gallagher (Telos - B, Trade Paperback, $18.93)

The Aliso Project edited by Andrew Hook (Elastic Press, Trade Paperback, $10.80) - Stories by K.J. Bishop, Justina Robson, Steve Savile and others.  Introduction by Christopher Fowler.

Visits to the Flea Circus by Nick Jackson (Elastic Press, Trade Paperback, $9.00)

The Life to Come by Tim Lees (Elastic Press, Trade Paperback, $9.00)

Milo & I by Antony Mann (Elastic Press, Trade Paperback, $9.00)

Futureways edited by Rita McBride and Glen Rubsamen (Arsenal Pulp Press, Trade Paperback, $14.95)

Time Hunter: Echoes by Iain McLaughlin and Claire Bartlett (Telos - B, Trade Paperback, $15.41)

Another War by Simon Morden (Telos - B, Trade Paperback, $15.41)

Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett (Methuen, Trade Paperback, $14.95) - Adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs

Night Watch by Terry Pratchett (Methuen, Trade Paperback, $14.95) - Adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs.

Time Hunter: Peculiar Lives by Philip Purser-Hallard (Telos - B, Trade Paperback, $15.41)

The Night People by Michael Reaves (Babbage Press, Trade Paperback, $19.95)

Angel Road by Steven Savile (Elastic Press, Trade Paperback, $10.80)

Songs & Sonnets Atlantean: The Third Series by Donald Sidney-Fryer (Phosphor lantern, Trade Paperback, $20.95)

Memories of Empire by Django Wexler (Medallion Press, Trade Paperback, $14.99)

To Ride Hell’s Chasm by Janny Wurts (Meisha Merlin, Trade Paperback, $17.95)

The Cardinal’s Heir by Jaki Demarest (Medallion Press, Mass Market, $6.99)

Dark Planet by Charles W. Sasser (Medallion Press, Mass Market, $6.99)

Wintertide by Linnea Sinclair (Medallion Press, Mass Market, $6.99)

More Than Magick by Rick Taubold (Medallion Press, Mass Market, $6.99)

New and Notable

Nonfiction, etc:

Narnian - The Life And Imagination Of C.S. Lewis by Alan Jacobs (Harper San Francisco, Hardcover, $25.95)

Myth, Magic and Meaning in Tolkien’s World by Randel Helms (Panther, Mass Market, $6.00)

Spook - Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach (W.W. Norton, Hardcover, $24.95)


Hotel Midnight by Simon Clark (Hale-B, Hardcover, $34.77)

The Priest of Blood - Vampyricon vol. 1 by Douglas Clegg (Ace, Hardcover, $19.95)

Undead and Unreturnable - Undead vol. 4 by Mary Janice Davidson (Berkley, Hardcover, $21.95)

Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris (Berkley, Hardcover, $23.95)

The Town That Forgot How to Breathe by Kenneth J. Harvey (St. Martin's, Hardcover, $24.95)

The Penultimate Peril - A Series Of Unfortunate Events vol. 12 by Lemony Snicket (HarperCollins, Hardcover, $11.99) - Illustrated by Brett Helquist

The Stupidest Angel - A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror Version 2.0 by Christopher Moore (William Morrow, Other Hardcover, $14.95) - Contains an all-new bonus chapter

Visions of Heaven and Hell by Clive Barker (Random House, Oversized Hardcover, $50.00)

Thirteen O’Clock by James Stimson (Chronicle Books, Oversized Hardcover, $15.95)

Monster Goose by Judy Sierra (Harcourt Brace & Company, Oversized Softcover, $7.00)

H.P. Lovecraft’s Favorite Weird tales edited by Douglas A. Anderson (Cold Spring Press, Trade Paperback, $14.00)

Ghosts of Albion: Accursed by Amber Benson and Christopher Golden (Del Rey, Trade Paperback, $13.95)

Pretty Evil by Lexi Davis (Pocket, Trade Paperback, $14.00)

Adrift on the Haunted Seas - The Best Short Stories of William Hope Hodgson by William Hope Hodgson (Cold Spring Press, Trade Paperback, $11.00)

Count Magnus and Other Ghost Stories - The Complete Ghost Stories of M.R. James vol. 1 by M.R. James (Penguin, Trade Paperback, $16.00)

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror vol. 16 edited by Stephen Jones (Carroll & Graf, Trade Paperback, $13.95)

The Limits of Enchantment by Graham Joyce (Atria Books, Trade Paperback, $14.00)

The Dark Tower - The Dark Tower vol. 7 by Stephen King (Scribner, Trade Paperback, $18.95)

Shadow at the Bottom of the World by Thomas Ligotti (Cold Spring Press, Trade Paperback, $13.00)

The Modern Drunkard by Frank Kelly Rich (Riverhead, Trade Paperback, $14.00)

The Rough Guide to Horror Movies by Alan Jones (Rough Guides, Other Softcover, $14.99)

The Dark Chamber by Leonard Cline (Cold Spring Press, Mass Market, $6.99)

Crimes of Passion edited by Jeff Gelb and Michael Garrett (Pinnacle, Mass Market, $5.99) - Stories by Ramsey Campbell, Joyce Carol Oates, Greg Kihn and others

Darker Crimson - A Crimson City Novel by Carolyn Jewel (Love Spell, Mass Market, $6.99)

The Lake by Richard Laymon (Leisure, Mass Market, $7.99)

Dispatch by Bentley Little (Signet, Mass Market, $7.99)

Shadows of Death by H.P. Lovecraft (Del Rey, Mass Market, $6.99)

In the Name of the Vampire - Marquis De Sade Saga vol. 6 by Mary Ann Mitchell (Leisure, Mass Market, $6.99)

Bloodangel by Justine Musk (Roc, Mass Market, $6.99)

Private Demon by Lynn Viehl (Signet, Mass Market, $6.99)

Science Fiction and Fantasy:

A Feast for Crows - A Song of Ice and Fire vol. 4 by George R.R. Martin - It's here! It's here! It's finally here!

Fantasy Encyclopedia by Judy Allen (Kingfisher, Oversized Hardcover, $24.95)

The Children of the Company - Company vol. 5 by Kage Baker (Tor, Hardcover, $24.95)

Runner by William C. Dietz (Ace, Hardcover, $24.95)

Resonance by Chris Dolley (Baen, Hardcover, $24.00)

Memories of Ice - Malazan, Book of the Fallen vol. 3 by Steven Erikson (Tor, Hardcover, $27.95)

Judas Unchained - Commonwealth Saga vol. 2 by Peter F. Hamilton (Macmillan, Hardcover, $34.77)

Knife of Dreams - Wheel of Time vol. 11 by Robert Jordan (Tor, Hardcover, $29.95)

Knife of Dreams - Wheel of Time vol. 11 by Robert R. Jordan (Tor, Hardcover, $250.00) - One of 150 signed & numbered limited edition copies

The Wizard of London by Mercedes Lackey (DAW , Hardcover, $25.95)

Learning the World - A Novel of First Contact by Ken Macleod (Tor, Hardcover, $24.95)

Counting Heads by David Marusek (Tor, Hardcover, $24.95)

Triad by Terry McGarry (Tor, Hardcover, $27.95) - Sequel to ILLUMINATION and THE BINDER’S ROAD

Looking for Jake and Other Stories by China Mieville (Macmillan, Hardcover, $34.49) - UK edition and only hardcover.

The Eternity Artifact by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor, Hardcover, $25.95)

Thud! by Terry Pratchett (Doubleday, Hardcover, $33.01) - UK edition.

Fifty Degrees Below by Kim Stanley Robinson (Bantam Spectra, Hardcover, $25.00)

Habeas Corpses by W. Mark Simmons (Baen, Hardcover, $22.00)

At All Costs - Honor Harrington vol. 12 by David Weber (Baen, Hardcover, $26.00)

Master of Dragons - Dragonworld vol. 3 by Margaret Weis (Tor, Hardcover, $24.95)

Gate of Gods - Fall Of Ile-Rien vol. 3 by Martha Wells (Eos, Hardcover, $24.95)

Orphans of Chaos by John C. Wright (Tor, Hardcover, $24.95)

Vox - Edge Chronicles vol. 6 by Paul Stewart (David Fickling Books, Other Hardcover, $12.95)

Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black (Simon and Schuster, Oversized Hardcover, $24.95)

The Well at the End of the World by Robert D. San Souci (Chronicle Books, Oversized Hardcover, $16.95) - Illustrated by Rebecca Walsh

The Reluctant Dragon by Robert D. San Souci (Orchard, Oversized Hardcover, $16.95) - Illustrated by John Segal.

The Warrior Prophet - Prince Of Nothing vol. 2 by R. Scott Bakker (Overlook, Trade Paperback, $15.95)

A Field Guide To Narnia by Colin Duriez (InterVarsity , Trade Paperback, $13.00) - Contains An Overview Of The Life And Work Of C.S. Lewis, A-to Z Coverage Of Narnian Beings, Places, and more.

The Terminal Beach by J.G. Ballard (Phoenix-B, Trade Paperback, $13.65)

Designated Targets - Axis of Time vol. 2 by John Birmingham (Del Rey, Trade Paperback, $14.95)

The Rough Guide to Sci-Fi Movies by John Scalzi (Rough Guides, Other Softcover, $14.99)

Paycheck and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick (Citadel Press, Trade Paperback, $14.95)

When Gravity Fails by George Alec Effinger (Orb, Trade Paperback, $13.95)

Memories of Ice - Malazan, Book of the Fallen vol. 3 by Steven Erikson (Tor, Trade Paperback, $14.95)

Viriconium by M. John Harrison (Bantam Spectra, Trade Paperback, $16.00)

Outsiders edited by Nancy Holder and Nancy Kilpatrick (Roc, Trade Paperback, $14.95) - Stories by Neil Gaiman, Poppy Z. Brite, Jack Ketchum and others

The Singer’s Crown by Elaine Isaak (Eos, Trade Paperback, $14.95)

Amnesia Moon by Jonathan Lethem (Harcourt Brace & Company, Trade Paperback, $14.00)

The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley (Ace, Trade Paperback, $14.00)

Silver Screen by Justina Robson (Pyr, Trade Paperback, $15.00)

Frameshift by Robert J. Sawyer (Tor, Trade Paperback, $14.95)

The Amulet Of Samarkand - The Bartimaeus Trilogy vol.1 by Jonathan Stroud (Hyperion Books, Trade Paperback, $7.99)

King’s Blood by Judith Tarr (Roc, Trade Paperback, $16.00)

Night Birds’ Reign by Holly Taylor (Medallion , Trade Paperback, $14.99)

Exultant - Destiny’s Children vol. 2 by Stephen Baxter (Del Rey, Mass Market, $7.50)

Windfall - Weather Warden Vol. 4 by Rachel Caine (Roc, Mass Market, $7.99)

All Hell Breaking Loose edited by Martin H. Greenberg (DAW , Mass Market, $7.50)

Lord Fujiwara’s Treasures: Grass For His Pillow - Tales of the Otori vol. 2, Episode 1 by Lian Hearn (Firebird, Mass Market, $6.50)

The Way Through the Snow: Grass For His Pillow - Tales of the Otori vol. 2, Episode 2 by Lian Hearn (Firebird, Mass Market, $6.50)

The Winter Oak by James A. Hetley (Ace, Mass Market, $6.99)

Temptress by Lisa Jackson (Onyx, Mass Market, $7.99)

Threads of Malice by Tamara Siler Jones (Bantam Spectra, Mass Market, $6.99)

The Charnel Prince - The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone vol. 2 by Greg Keyes (Del Rey, Mass Market, $7.50)

Phoenix and Ashes by Mercedes Lackey (DAW , Mass Market, $7.99)

Gilfeather - Isles of Glory vol. 2 by Glenda Larke (Ace, Mass Market, $7.99)

Polaris by Jack McDevitt (Ace, Mass Market, $7.99)

The New Discworld Companion by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs (Gollancz, Mass Market, $13.65)

Kris Longknife: Defiant by Mike Shepherd (Ace, Mass Market, $7.99)

Gabriel’s Ghost by Linnea Sinclair (Bantam Spectra, Mass Market, $6.99)

The Dwarves of Whiskey Island by S. Andrew Swann (DAW , Mass Market, $6.99)

Rite of Conquest by Judith Tarr (Roc, Mass Market, $7.99)

The World Before by Karen Traviss (Eos, Mass Market, $7.50)

The Ships Of Air - Fall Of Ile-Rien vol.2 by Martha Wells (Eos, Mass Market, $7.99)

Pretties by Scott Westerfeld (Simon Pulse, Mass Market, $6.99)

The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook by Alan Lee (Houghton Mifflin, Oversized Hardcover, $30.00)

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.)

The Empire of Ice Cream by Jeffrey Ford (Golden Gryphon, Hardcover, $24.95)

The Healthy Dead by Steven Erikson (Nightshade Books, Hardcover, Limited Edition $45.00, Trade Edition $25.00)

Bold as Love by Gywneth Jones (Nightshade Books, Hardcover, Limited Edition $49.00, Trade Edition $25.95)

The Newford Collection by Charles de Lint (Subterranean Press, Limited Edition $125.00, Trade Edition $45.00 ) - An enormous gathering of his best short stories set in the magical city of Newford.

The Skeleton in the Closet: The Reader's Bloch, vol. 2  by Robert Bloch (Subterranean Press, Limited Edition $40.00)

How We Got Insipid by Jonathan Lethem (Subterranean Press, Signed Numbered Chapbook, $18) - Two previously uncollected tales ("The Insipid Profession of Jonathan Hornebom," "How We Got in Town and Out Again") plus an original afterword by the author.

Weird Shadows Over Innsmouth, edited by Stephen Jones (Fedogan and Bremer, Hardcover, $35.00)

The Separation by Christopher Priest (Old Earth Books, Hardcover, $25.00) There will be a limited number of signed copies available.

The James Tiptree Award Anthology vol. 2, edited by Karen Joy Fowler, Pat Murphy, Debbie Notkin and Jeffrey D. Smith (Tachyon Publications, Trade Paperback, $15.95)

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