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New Books received August 1995

Alcott, Louisa May [Madeleine Stern, editor]. A Marble Woman. $11.00.
Reprint 1976 hardcover. Unknown Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott. Cover art by J. K. Potter.
[Aliens] Robert Sheckley. Aliens 5: Alien Harvest. $4.99.
A fifth Aliens book, based on the motion pictures, the designs of H. R. Giger and the Dark Horse graphic novel Aliens: Hive.
Allen, Roger MacBride. The Shattered Sphere. $5.99.
Reprint 1994 hardcover. The Hunted Earth 2: sequel to The Ring of Charon ($4.95).
Ashley, Mike, editor. The Mammoth Book of Historical Detectives. $9.95.
Another huge volume, reprinting stories by Aiken, Copper, Frazer, Hoch, Hodgson, Pargeter, Pulver, Rafferty, Roberts, Saylor, Sedley, Tremayne, van Gulik and many others.
Baird, Wilhelmina. Psykosis. $5.99.
Sequel to Crashcourse and Clipjoint ($4.99 each)
Barrie, J. M. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. $.95.
Reprint stories from The Little White Bird (1902). A Penguin 60.
[Battletech] Michael A. Stackpole. Lethal Heritage. $4.99.
Reprint 1989 paperback. Blood of Kerensky 1.
Baum, L. Frank. Wizard of Oz. $1.00.
A Dover Children's Thrift Classics abridgement.
Beath, Warren Newton. Who Killed James Dean?. $5.99.
Benford, Gregory. Sailing Bright Eternity. $22.95.
A sixth Galactic Center novel. Wraparound jacket art by Jamie S. Warren Youll.
"More science than fiction, boooooring, hard to read. What's happened to Benford?"--Gib
Bethke, Bruce. Headcrash. $5.50.
Bova, Ben. Death Dream. $5.99.
Reprint 1994 hardcover.
Bowen, Gary. Diary of a Vampire. $6.95.
"Gay vampire comes back after the Long Sleep to discover pansexual life in late 20th Century Baltimore. Pretty good for a first novel, though it suffers from fix-up structure, with loose story lines from chapter to chapter. Cool use of shapeshifting, but Bowen doesn't delve into the transgender issues he raises. Still, this is an above-Rice-average read."--Dave
Brass, Percy. Albert or the Book of Man. $11.95.
Sequel to Brass and Circles.
Bull, Emma. The Princess and the Lord of Night. $14.95.
Illustrated by Susan Gaber.
"As charming as you'd expect. Recommended for kids to about six, and adults"--Debbie
Chaikin, Andrew. A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts. $15.95.
Reprint 1994 hardcover. Non-fiction.
Cherryh, C. J. Cyteen. $14.99.
Reprint 1988 hardcover. Winner 1989 Hugo Best Novel.
Clayton, Jo. The Burning Ground. $4.99.
Shadowsong 2: sequel to Fire in the Sky ($4.99).
Collins, Nancy A. Walking Wolf. $25.00.
Jacket art by J. K. Potter
Cooper, Susan. The Boggart. $3.95.
Reprint 1993 hardcover.
"Diana Wynne Jones-ish (from me, that's a compliment). Recommended."--Jennifer
[7th Guest] Matthew J. Costello and Craig Shaw Gardner. The 7th Guest. $21.95.
Based on the Trilobyte CD-ROM.
Crowley, John. Love and Sleep. $12.95.
Reprint 1994 hardcover. Sequel to Aegypt ($12.95).
Datlow, Ellen, editor. Little Deaths. $4.99.
An Anthology of Erotic Horror, collecting stories by Barker, Cadigan, Koja & Malzberg, Matheson (Richard Christian), Oates, Rendell, Simmons, Taylor, Womack and others. Cover art by Mel Odom.
Delany, Samuel R. Atlantis: Three Tales. $24.95.
Trade hardcover edition. In addition to having a black dustjacket instead of Incunabula's charcoal grey, this lacks the six pages of notes, 'Microfloregium', and the signature and limitation, but is otherwise identical.
Disch, Thomas M. The Castle of Indolence. $21.00.
On Poetry, Poets, and Poetasters.
Drake, David. The Voyage. $5.99.
Reprint 1994 hardcover.
Eddings, David and Leigh Eddings. Belgarath the Sorcerer. $25.95.
Prequel to The Belgariad.
Eddings, David. Hidden City. $6.99.
Reprint 1994 hardcover. The Tamuli 3: concluding the trilogy begun in Domes of Fire and The Shining Ones ($5.99 each).
Eighner, Lars and Clay Caldwell. QSFx2: Queer Science Fiction. $5.95.
Introduction by 'Aaron Travis'.
Feynman, Richard. The Character of Physical Law. $14.50.
Reprint 1965 nonfiction hardcover. New introduction by James Gleick.
Flint, Kenneth C. The Darkening Flood. $5.99.
Forward, Robert L. Indistinguishable from Magic. $5.99.
Speculations and Visions of the Future. Non-fiction collection of essays.
Friesner, Esther, editor. Chicks in Chainmail. $5.99.
Original stories by Ball, Effinger (yes! a new Maureen Birnbaum howler), Friesner, Lisle, Moon, Nye, Scarborough, Shwartz, Springer, Turtledove, Waters, Watt-Evans, Zelazny and others. Jim Baen 'wishes it known that the title for this volume was chosen by the editor and not by him.'
Goodkind, Terry. Wizard's First Rule. $5.99.
Reprint 1994 hardcover. Wraparound cover art by Doug Beekman.
"Decent quest fantasy marred by a too-pat ending."--David G.
Graham, Daniel, Jr. The Gatekeepers. $22.00.
Introduction by Buzz Aldrin. Technothriller.
Greenberg, Martin H. and Ed Gorman, editors. Danger in D. C.: Cat Crimes in the Nation's Capital. $5.99.
Reprint 1993 hardcover original anthology, feline mystery stories by Collins (Max Allan), Crowther, Douglas, Lutz, Paul, Rusch and others.
Harper, Tara K. Cataract. $5.99.
Sequel to Cat Scratch Fever ($5.99).
Harrison, Sue. Brother Wind. $6.50.
Concludes prehistoric America trilogy begun in Mother Earth Father Sky and My Sister The Moon ($5.99 each).
Hoffman, Nina Kiriki. The Silent Strength of Stones. $4.99.
Hyman, Tom. Jupiter's Daughter. $5.99.
Reprint 1994 hardcover near-future thriller.
James, Cary. King & Raven. $23.95.
An Arthurian novel.
Kerr, Katharine. Days of Air and Darkness. $5.99.
The eighth Deverry novel. Reprint 1994 trade paperback.
King, Laurie R. A Monstrous Regiment of Women. $22.95.
Sequel to The Beekeeper's Apprentice. Holmes-related mystery.
King, Stephen. Insomnia. $7.50.
Reprint 1994 hardcover. Illustrated by David Johnson.
King, Stephen. Umney's Last Case. $.95.
Reprint story from Nightmares and Dreamscapes (1993). A Penguin 60.
Knaak, Richard A. The Janus Mask. $5.99.
Knight, Amarantha. The Darker Passions: The Fall of the House of Usher. $5.95.
An erotically impurgated reworking.
Knight, Amarantha, editor. Flesh Fantastic. $6.95.
Original erotic sf by D'Ammassa, Holder, Ptacek, Smeds, Taylor and others.
Lackey, Mercedes. Storm Warning. $5.99.
Reprint 1994 hardcover.
Lackey, Mercedes. Storm Rising. $21.95.
Sequel to Storm Warning.
Lansdale, Joe. Mucho Mojo. $5.99.
Reprint 1994 hardcover.
[Laumer, Keith] David Weber and Linda Evans. The Triumphant. $5.99.
Bolos 3: sharecropped stories by Weber (1) and Evans (2 and 1 with Hollingsworth).
Lawhead, Stephen R. Pendragon. $5.99.
Reprint 1994 hardcover. Pendragon 4: sequel to Taliesin, Merlin and Arthur ($5.99 each).
Le Guin, Ursula K. Fisherman of the Inland Sea. $4.99.
Reprint 1994 hardcover collection
"Le Guin is experiencing a short story renaissance. Like most short story collections, this one is uneven, but some of these stories are as good as anything Le Guin has ever written -- and that's saying a lot! The title story and the hilarious 'The First Contact with the Gorgonids' are worth the price of admission."--Janet.
Le Guin, Ursula K. Four Ways to Forgiveness. $20.00.
Collects four interconnected novellas.
"One of Le Guin's characteristic subjects is reconciliation, the coming together of things, people, or ideas that are or seem to be in opposition. Unfortunately, in this collection of four connected short stories, this theme is too overt, and it seems as though Le Guin is only writing of one way to forgiveness -- transformative, romantic (heterosexual) love. One by one these stories might not seem so one-note; in fact when I read the second story, 'Forgiveness Day,' in a magazine several months ago, I liked it very much.
"Even when Le Guin is not at her best, there is wonderful stuff in her stories. In 'A Man of the People' she take us to Hain, the founder-world of her Hainish setting, and it is as rich and strange as it needs to be. The worlds of Werel and Yeowe, where most of the action takes place, are oddly thin by comparison; though there are characters and scenes that have lives of their own, for the most part they seem to have been created to illustrate a point. Even, or perhaps especially, for a die-hard Le Guin fan like me, this book was a disappointment. Whatever you do, don't read these stories one after another, as I did."--Janet
Leavy, Barbara Fass. In Search of the Swan Maiden: A Narrative on Folklore and Gender. $18.95.
Non-fiction.
Logston, Anne. Wild Blood. $4.99.
Concludes series begun in the Shadow trilogy and continued in Dagger.
Lucas, George and Chris Claremont. Chronicles of the Shadow War 1: Shadow Moon. $22.50.
First of a new series set in the world of Willow. Wraparound jacket by Ciruelo Cabral.
[Magic Eye] N. E. Thing Enterprises. Magic Eye Gallery. $12.95.
"Lots of those things that make your eyes cross . . . if you like that sort of thing . . . (I do)!"--Rio
[Magic The Gathering] Teri McLaren. The Cursed Land. $4.99.
Cover by John Bolton. Fifth book based on the Wizards of the Coast card game. Includes coupon good for a unique card.
Maltin, Leonard. Leonard Martin's 1996 Movie & Video Guide. $7.99.
Up to 1582 pages!
Martin, Thomas K. A Call to Arms. $4.99.
Conclusion to trilogy begun by A Two-Edged Sword and A Matter of Honor ($4.99 each).
Matsen, Brad and Ray Troll. Planet Ocean: Dancing to the Fossil Record. $19.95.
"Strange, wonderful, and hallucinogenic document on evolution and its consequences. Everybody needs a copy of this one . . . plus cool illos!"--Rio
McCaffery, Larry, editor. After Yesterday's Crash: The Avant-Pop Anthology. $12.95.
Includes new pieces by Auster, Coover, Robbins and others; reprints by DeLillo, Erickson, Gibson, Laidlaw, Leyner, Sterling, Vollmann and others.
McKenna, Bridget. Caught Dead. $4.99.
A third Caley Burke, P. I. mystery, following Murder Beach and Dead Ahead ($4.99 each).
McKillip, Patricia A. The Cygnet and the Firebird. $5.99.
Reprint 1993 hardcover. Sequel to The Sorceress and the Cygnet. Cover John Howe.
Michaels, Barbara. The Master of Black Tower. $6.50.
Reprint 1966 gothic hardcover.
"An afternoon refreshment -- good tea with several kinds of cake. This book is a nicely predictable Victorian-era historical romance."--Jennifer
Mitchison, Naomi. Solution Three. $10.95.
Reprint 1975 hardcover.
Monteleone, Elizabeth and Thomas F., editors. Borderlands 4. $5.99.
Original dark fantasy anthology with stories by Campbell, Crowther, D'Ammassa, Etchison, Houarner, Straub and others.
Newman, Sharan. The Devil's Door. $4.99.
Reprint 1994 hardcover. Sequel to Death Comes As Epiphany ($4.99). Historical (12th Century France) mystery.
Ore, Rebecca. Gaia's Toy. $22.95.
[Coleman, Wim and Pat Perrin] as 'Cole Perriman'. Terminal Games. $5.99.
Reprint 1994 hardcover.
Pierce, Tamora. Emperor Mage. $17.00.
Sequel to Wolf-Speaker.
Pollack, Rachel. Temporary Agency. $10.95.
Reprint 1994 British hardcover. Cover art by Ron Walotsky.
"Original and interesting urban fantasy. Recommended."--David G.
Powers, Richard. Galatea 2.2. $23.00.
Pratchett, Terry. Eric. $4.99.
Reprint 1990 British hardcover. The twelfth Discworld novel. Cover by Darrell K. Sweet.
Rand, Ayn. Anthem. $22.95.
Reprint 1938 British hardcover and 1946 American hardcover. Expanded 50th Anniversary Edition.
"A must for textual variant junkies like me. The reprint of the earlier British pages reproduces Rand's handwritten changes for the later American, offering a fascinating insight into Rand's creative process."--Dave
[Randall, Marta] as 'Martha Conley'. Growing Light. $4.99.
Reprint 1993 hardcover mystery.
"Very funny, clever, and good. Pokes appallingly good fun at the 'newage' (rhymes with sewage) extremists."--Jennifer
Ransome, Arthur. Favorite Russian Fairy Tales. $1.00.
A Dover Children's Thrift Classics abridgement. Reprints six stories from Old Peter's Russian Tales (1916), slightly edited, although the cover claims this is 'unabridged'.
Reaves, Michael. Night Hunter. $21.95.
Vampire thriller.
Reed, Robert. Beyond the Veil of Stars. $4.99.
Reprint 1994 hardcover. Classic peeled-eyeball cover art by Paul Lehr.
Rice, Anne. Lasher. $7.99.
Reprint 1993 hardcover. Second of the Mayfair Witches novels, following The Witching Hour ($5.99).
Rickman, Phil. Candlenight. $5.99.
Reprint 1991 hardcover.
Russ, Joanna. To Write Like a Woman: Essays in Feminism and Science Fiction. $12.95.
Introduction by Sarah Lefanu.
"Essays from the last twenty years just as good as you'd expect. Highly recommended."--Debbie
"Finally! Someone trashes psychoanalytic litcrit the way it ought to be trashed! Russ is an extremely incisive thinker. Read! Read!"--Janet
St. Jude, R. U. Sirius and Bart Nagel. Cyberpunk Handbook [The Real Cyberpunk Fakebook]. $9.95.
Foreword by Bruce Sterling.
"I don't think MTV's House of Style has anything to worry about, but definitely the beginning to the End of our Future. In other words, hipness at the next level . . . "--Andrew
"nerds, geeks, losers--this one's for you."--Gib
"Cute and silly, but I know too many of these people . . . ouch."--Rio
"Why would anyone want to be hip? Serious question."--Janet
[Saylor, Steven] as 'Aaron Travis'. In the Blood. $5.95.
"Collects his earliest gay porn stories, including a never-completed vampire tale."--Dave
Scieszka, Jon. 2095. $11.99.
Illustrated by Lane Smith. The Time Warp Trio 5: following Knights of the Kitchen Table; The Not-So-Jolly Roger; The Good, The Bad, and the Goofy; and Your Mother Was a Neanderthal ($2.99 each).
Serling, Carol [and Martin H. Greenberg], editor[s]. Adventures in the Twilight Zone. $4.99.
Original stories by Ball, Castro, Crowther, D'Ammassa, Gilliam, Kramer, Linaweaver, Sargent, Schulman, Tilton, Watt-Evans and others.
Sheffield, Charles, editor. How to Save the World. $23.95.
Original anthology with stories by Beason, Clough, Hogan, Landis, Koja & Malzberg, Niven, Oltion, Pournelle & Sheffield, Watt-Evans and others.
Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein. $4.99.
A Washington Square Press Enriched Classic edition of 1816 hardcover.
Simmons, Dan. Fires of Eden. $5.99.
Reprint 1994 hardcover.
Smith, Jeff. Bone 1: Out from Boneville. $19.95.
Collects the first six issues of this graphic story tale of high fantasy.
"Real cool, worth twice the price."--Gib
Highly recommended by Dave and David G.
Snyder, Midori. Flight of Michael McBride. $4.99.
Reprint 1994 hardcover.
[Space Precinct] Dave Bischoff. Demon Wing. $4.99.
Space Precinct 2.
Spinrad, Norman. Journals of the Plague Years. $9.95.
Reprint 1988 novella (originally published in Full Spectrum), with new afterword by Spinrad.
"There are no words for how much I hate this story. Is it more homophobic than it is stupid? Is it more woman-hating than it is inconsistent? Does it deserve its own book?"--Debbie
"No, it doesn't."--Janet
[Star Trek: The Next Generation] Wess Roberts, Ph. D. and Bi. Make It So: Leadership Lessons from Star Trek: The Next Generation. $22.00.
Non-fiction.
[Star Trek Deep Space Nine] Robert Sheckley. The Laertian Gamble. $5.99.
Star Trek Deep Space Nine 12.
[Star Trek Voyager] Susan Wright. Violations. $5.99.
Star Trek Voyager 4
[Star Wars] Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta. Shadow Academy. $4.99.
Young Jedi Knights 2.
[Star Wars] [Alan Dean Foster as] 'George Lucas'. Star Wars. $16.00.
Reprint 1976 paperback. New introduction by Lucas credits Foster for the first time.
[Star Wars] Donald F. Glut. The Empire Strikes Back. $16.00.
Reprint 1980 paperback; first trade hardcover edition. New introduction by Lucas.
[Star Wars] James Kahn. The Return of the Jedi. $16.00.
Reprint 1983 paperback; first trade hardcover edition. New introduction by Lucas.
Stevenson, Robert Louis. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. $3.99.
A Washington Square Press Enriched Classic edition of 1886 hardcover.
Stewart, Barbara, compiler. Blood Lines: The Little Book of Vampires. $4.95.
Straub, Peter. Blue Rose. $.95.
A Penguin 60.
Tan, Cecilia, editor. The Beast Within: Erotic Tales of Werewolves. $7.95.
Tan, Cecilia, editor. Blood Kiss: Vampire Erotica. $9.95.
Tarr, Judith. Spear of Heaven. $5.99.
Sequel to Arrows of the Sun ($5.99). Reprint 1994 hardcover.
"An entertaining adventure story with a prototypically Tarr love story between two people who hate each other."--Debbie
Telep, Peter. Squire's Blood. $4.99.
Sequel to Squire ($4.99). Cover art by Tim White.
Turner, Robert. The R'lyeh Text: Hidden Leaves from the Necronomicon. $11.99.
Introduction by Colin Wilson.
Watt-Evans, Lawrence. In the Empire of Shadow. $5.99.
Reprint 1995 hardcover. The Three Worlds Trilogy 2: sequel to Out of this World ($5.99).
Weber, David. Flag in Exile. $5.99.
Honor Harrington 5. Cover by Gary Ruddell.
Weinberg, Robert. Bloodwar. $5.99.
Masquerade of the Red Death 1: based on White Wolf's World of Darkness RPG.
Weinberg, Robert, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz and Martin H. Greenberg, editors. The Mists from Beyond. $5.99.
Reprint 1993 hardcover. Reprints stories by Barker, Bloch, Bradbury, Ellison, Farmer, Greene, Jackson, L'Engle, Leiber, Oates, Straub, Stoker, Westlake and others.
Wilhelm, Kate. Best Defense. $6.99.
Reprint 1994 hardcover mystery.
"Entertaining trial novel with a fascinating social commentary as background. Recommended."--Debbie
Williams, Walter Jon. Rock of Ages. $21.95.
A third Drake Majistral divertimento, following The Crown Jewels and House of Shards.
Wolverton, Dave. Beyond the Gate. $23.95.
The Golden Ocean 2: sequel to The Golden Queen ($5.99).
Wolverton, Dave, editor. L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XI. $6.99.
Original anthology with fourteen stories by newcomers, essays by Eggleton, Foster and Sheffield, cover by Freas. What is billed on the cover and table of contents as a Special Feature by Hubbard turns out to be an alleged interview. So much for clarity.
Zahn, Timothy. Conqueror's Heritage. $5.99.
Sequel to Conqueror's Pride ($5.99).

Audio received August 1995

[audio] [Batman]. Batman Forever. $17.00.
Reading by Rene Auberjonois. Approximately three hours on two cassettes.
[audio] Bruce Coville. Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher. $15.95.
Unabridged reading by Coville and the Words Take Wing Repertory Company. Approximately two and a half hours on two cassettes.
[audio] Stephen King. Rose Madder. $59.95.
Unabridged reading by Stephen King and Blair Brown. Approximately nineteen hours on sixteen cassettes.
[audio] Dean Koontz. Chase. $24.00.
Unabridged reading by Chris Sarandon. Approximately six hours on four cassettes.
[audio] Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger. Apollo 13. $23.00.
Abridged reading by Edward Herrmann and Jim Lovell. Approximately five hours on four cassettes.
[audio] George Lucas and Chris Claremont. Chronicles of the Shadow War 1: Shadow Moon. $16.99.
Abridged reading by Rene Auberjonois. Approximately three hours on two cassettes.
[audio] Patrick O'Brian. The Commodore. $15.95.
Abridged reading by David McCallum. Includes interview with O'Brian.
[audio] [Star Wars] Kevin Anderson and Tom Veitch. Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith. $17.00.
Full cast audio drama, based on Dark Horse graphic story. Approximately two hours on two cassettes.
[cd] Douglas Adams. Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy [BBC]. $65.00.
An abridgement of the original BBC radioshow. Approximately six hours on six CDs.
[cd] Algorithm. Cyborgasm 2: The Edge of the Bed. $15.98.
VR audioerotica, with contributions by Susie Bright, Voice Farm and Josh Kornbluth.

Calendars received August 1995

[calendar] Scott Adams. Ask Me How My Day Went: 1996 Dilbert Calendar. $9.95.
"This is hilarious . . . Buy this! You need it on your desk!"--Rio
[calendar] Brian Froud. Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Calendar 1996. $10.95.
"Oooo, ooo, ooo, pretty! Sick sick sick!"--Rio
[calendar] Matt Groening. It's the Life in Hell 1995-1996 16-Month Fun Calendar. $10.99.
[calendar] Gary Larson. The Far Side 1996 Desk Calendar. $9.95.
[calendar] Gary Larson. The Far Side 1996 Off-the-Wall Calendar. $9.95.
[calendar] Gary Larson. The Far Side 1996 Wall Calendar. $9.95.
[calendar]. Myst 1996 Calendar. $9.95.
[calendar]. Why Cats Paint 1996 Calendar. $9.95.

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