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New Books received April 1996

Adams, Scott. The Dilbert Principle: A Cubicle's-Eye View of Bosses, Meetings, Management Fads & Other Workplace Afflictions. $20.00.
Adamson, Lydia. A Cat in a Chorus Line. $5.50.
A twelfth Alice Nestleton mystery novel with cats.
Anderson, Kevin J. and Doug Beason. Ill Wind. $6.99.
Reprint 1995 hardcover. Cover art by Tim Jacobus.
Asaro, Catherine. Primary Inversion. $5.99.
Reprint 1995 hardcover. Cover art by Ron Walotsky.
Bailey, Robin Wayne. Shadowdance. $5.99.
Barnitz, Charles. The Deepest Sea. $5.99.
Cover art by Daniel Horne. Historical (9th Century Ireland) fantasy, in which if we're to believe the back cover blurb the protagonist 'comes to understand the meaning of life' at Grateful Dead concerts on the final page.
Batchelor, John Calvin. Father's Day. $6.99.
Reprint 1994 hardcover.
[Battletech] Robert N. Charrette. Wolves on the Border. $5.50.
Reprint 1988 paperback. Battletech 25.
Baum, L. Frank. Tik-Tok of Oz. $22.00.
Reprint 1914 hardcover. Illustrations include John R. Neill's color plates.
Blaylock, James. The Last Coin. $5.99.
Reprint 1988 hardcover; third printing, James Gurney's cover art shrunk to postage stamp size.
Bram, Christopher. Father of Frankenstein. $10.95.
Reprint 1995 hardcover.
Brittain, C. Dale. Daughter of Magic. $5.99.
A fifth Yurt fantasy novel. Cover art by Darrell K. Sweet.
Byatt, A. S. Babel Tower. $25.95.
Card, Orson Scott. Earthborn. $6.99.
Reprint 1995 hardcover. Homecoming 5 [and final]. Cover art by Keith Parkinson.
"Really just a coda to a four-book series. Forgettable."--Debbie
Carter, Angela. Burning Your Boats: The Collected Short Stories. $30.00.
Reprint 1995 British hardcover. Introduction by Salman Rushdie.
Chizmar, Richard, editor. Earth Strikes Back: New Tales of Ecological Horror. $5.99.
Reprint 1994 hardcover original anthology with stories by Brite, Cave, Collins, de Lint, Gorman, Hautala, Laymon, Monteleone, Shirley, Tessier, Yarbro and others.
Ciencin, Scott. The Ways of Magic. $5.50.
The Elven Ways 1. Cover art by Darrell Sweet.
Coville, Bruce, editor. Bruce Coville's Book of Magic. $3.99.
Original young adult anthology with stories by Coville, Hoffman, Salmonson, Smith (Sherwood), Springer, Watt-Evans, Yolen and others. Illustrations by John Pierard
Deitz, Tom. Dreamseeker's Road. $5.99.
Reprint 1995 hardcover.
Delany, Samuel R. Mad Man. $8.99.
Reprint 1994 hardcover.
Derleth, August. The Mask of Cthulhu. $4.95.
Reprint 1958 Arkham House hardcover; third paperback publisher.
Dickson, Gordon R. The Magnificent Wilf. $5.99.
Reprint 1995 hardcover. A fix-up novel constructed from connected stories from the 1950s.
Donaldson, Stephen R. The Gap into Ruin: This Day All Gods Die. $22.95.
'The Fifth and Final Volume in the epic Gap Series,' according to the Library of Congress Cataloguing in Publication.
Douglas, Carole Nelson. Cat in a Crimson Haze. $6.99.
Reprint 1995 hardcover. A fourth Midnight Louie mystery novel.
Douglas, Carole Nelson. Cat in a Diamond Dazzle. $24.95.
The fifth Midnight Louie mystery novel, in which Temple Barr and Midnight Louise do a romance writer's convention.
Drake, David. Through the Breach. $5.99.
Reprint 1995 hardcover.
'Elrod, P. N.' and Martin H. Greenberg, editors. The Time of the Vampires. $5.50.
Original theme anthology with stories by Bergstrom, Elrod, Huff, Kilpatrick, Pollotta, Schimel, Tilton and others.
Feynman, Richard P. Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher. $12.00.
Reprint 1994 non-fiction hardcover.
Flynn, Michael. Firestar. $27.95.
Jacket art by Vincent di Fate.
[Forgotten Realms] Elaine Cunningham. Tangled Webs: A Novel of the Underdark. $19.99.
[Forgotten Realms] Chet Williamson. Murder in Cormyr. $18.99.
Jacket art by Larry Elmore.
Forrest, Elizabeth. Killjoy. $5.99.
Foxxe, Ellen. Season of Storms. $5.99.
The Summerlands 2: sequel to Season of Shadows ($4.99). A Bill Fawcett and Associates package.
Furey, Maggie. Sword of Flame. $5.99.
Gaiman, Neil and Terry Pratchett. Good Omens. $5.99.
Reprint 1990 hardcover; first mass market paperback.
Gordon, Karen Elizabeth. The Red Shoes and Other Tattered Tales. $12.95.
"Radically different" edition of Intimate Apparel: A Dictionary of the Senses (1989).
Grant, Charles. Jackals. $5.99.
Reprint 1994 hardcover.
Grimes, Martha. Hotel Paradise. $24.00.
Mystery novel.
Guterson, David. Snow Falling on Cedars. $12.00.
Reprint 1995 hardcover mystery novel. Winner PEN/Faulkner Award.
Hartwell, David G., editor. Year's Best SF. $5.50.
Competing with and complementing the annual Dozois anthologies, reprints stories by Barton, Baxter, Benford, Haldeman, Kelly, Kress, Le Guin, McKillip, Sheckley, Silverberg, Slonczewski, Spencer, Wolfe and Zelazny.
Hawking, Stephen and Roger Penrose. The Nature of Space and Time. $24.95.
Transcript of The Isaac Newton Institute Series of Lectures and debate between the two modern quantum raconteurs.
Helprin, Mark. Memoir from Antproof Case. $14.00.
Reprint 1995 hardcover.
Hess, Joan. Busy Bodies. $5.50.
A Claire Malloy mystery novel.
Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. $19.95.
Another near-future plague novel.
Hillerman, Tony and Rosemary Herbert, editors. The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories. $25.00.
Anthology with stories by Boucher, Carr. Chandler, Daly, Faulkner, Futrelle, Gardner, Grafton, Harte, Hillerman, Hoch, McBain, Muller, Queen, Poe, Pronzini, Rinehart, Stout, Woolrich and others, with the rather glaring exception of Hammett, 'since permission to reprint his shorter works is not available.'
[Lindholm, Megan as] 'Robin Hobb'. Royal Assassin. $13.95.
Farseer 2: sequel to Assassin's Apprentice ($6.50). Cover art by Michael Whelan.
Hofstadter, Douglas. Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundament. $18.00.
Reprint 1995 non-fiction hardcover.
Hofstadter, Douglas R., editor. Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern. $22.50.
Reprint 1985 non-fiction hardcover; second trade paperback edition.
Hutchinson, Don. Northern Frights 3. $12.95.
Original anthology of mostly Canadian horror writers, including stories by Hautala, Huff, Kilpatrick, van Belkom, Wilson (Robert Charles) and others.
Kadohata, Cynthia. The Glass Mountains. $5.99.
Cover art by Terese Nielsen.
Kay, Guy Gavriel. The Lions of Al-Rassan. $5.99.
Reprint 1995 hardcover. Cover art by Mel Odom.
Kimbriel, Katharine Eliska. Night Calls. $5.50.
A Novel of Dark Magics. Signed copies available.
King, Stephen. The Mouse on the Mile. $2.99.
The Green Mile 2. Illustration by Mark Geyer.
Le Guin, Ursula K. Wonderful Alexander and the Catwings. $2.99.
Reprint 1994 hardcover. Sequel to Catwings and Catwings Return ($2.95 each). Illustrated by S. D. Schindler.
Lee, Gentry. Bright Messengers. $6.50.
Reprint 1995 hardcover. Cover art by Stephen Youll. Introduction by Arthur C. Clarke, who no longer claims authorship in this fifth Rama novel.
Lee, John. The Unicorn War. $5.99.
Reprint 1995 hardcover.
Llywelyn, Morgan. Strongbow: The Story of Richard and Aoife. $15.95.
Reprint 1992 Irish young adult biographical novel. Jacket art and illustrations by Ciruelo Cabral.
Logston, Anne. Guardian's Key. $5.99.
[Lois & Clark] M. J. Friedman. Exile. $4.99.
Lois & Clark 2: includes eight pages of black &white stills from the ABC-TV series.
Lortz, Richard. Bereavements: A Tale of Dysfunctional Horror. $5.99.
Reprint 1980 hardcover. Cover art by Staley Krause.
Lumley, Brian. Fruiting Bodies and Other Fungi. $12.95.
Reprint 1993 hardcover horror collection; first trade paperback.
[Magic: The Gathering] Kathy Ice, editor. Tapestries: An Anthology. $5.99.
Reprint 1995 trade paperback. Includes stories by Drake, Llywelyn, Stackpole, Stirling and others.
Maginn, Simon. Virgins and Martyrs. $5.99.
Horror novel.
[Malice Domestic] Phyllis A. Whitney, presenter. Malice Domestic 5: An Anthology of Original Tradition Mystery Stories. $5.99.
Original mystery anthology with stories by Atherton, Lovesey, Moyes, Newman and others.
[Mars Attacks] Nathan Archer. Mars Attacks 1: Martian Deathtrap. $18.00.
Based on the Topps trading cards and comics. Jacket art by Ken Steacy.
[Mars Attacks] [Will Murray as] 'Ray W. Murill'. Mars Attacks 2: War Dogs of the Golden Horde. $18.00.
Based on the Topps trading cards and comics. Jacket art by Peter Scanlan.
McCaffrey, Anne. Black Horses for the King. $16.00.
Young adult historical (Arthurian England) horse novel.
McCaffrey, Anne and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough. Power Play. $5.99.
Reprint 1995 hardcover. Cover art by Rowena.
McCrumb, Sharyn. If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him . . . $6.50.
Reprint 1995 hardcover mystery.
Moon, Elizabeth. Remnant Population. $22.00.
Jacket art by Gary Ruddell.
Moore, Ward. Lot & Lot's Daughter. $10.00.
One of 300 trade paperbacks collecting two novelettes from the 1950s. Introduction by Michael Swanwick.
Moore, Ward. Lot & Lot's Daughter. $21.00.
One of 100 signed and numbered leatherbound copies. Else same as above.
[Mystery Science Theater 3000]. The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Amazing Colossal Episode Guide. $16.95.
Non-fiction. Kinda. Sorta. First six years plus previews.
Norton, Andre and Mary H. Schaub. The Magestone. $5.50.
Cover art by Kevin Johnson. Secrets of the Witch World 2.
O'Brian, Patrick. The Commodore. $11.95.
Reprint 1994 British hardcover naval history novel. Aubrey/Maturin 17.
Orwell, George. Animal Farm. $26.00.
Reprint 1945 hardcover. 50th Anniversary Edition. Illustrations by Ralph Steadman. Includes first publication of the introduction intended for the first edition, and reprints introduction to 1947 Ukrainian edition.
Osborne, Cary. The Glaive. $5.99.
Page, Katherine Hall. The Body in the Bog. $22.00.
A Seventh Faith Fairchild mystery novel.
[Parrish, Maxfield] Lawrence S. Cutler and Judy Goffman Cutler. Maxfield Parrish: A Retrospective. $39.95.
Picano, Felice. Dryland's End. $12.95.
Quammen, David. The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions. $32.50.
[Realms of Arkania] Ina Kramer. Realms of Arkania: The Lioness. $5.99.
Translation by Amy Katherine Kile of 1995 German original, based Sirtech Softwar
Rice, Anne. Taltos: Lives of the Mayfair Witches. $6.99.
Reprint 1994 hardcover; first mass market paperback.
[Rice, Anne] Michael Riley. Conversations with Anne Rice: An Intimate Enlightening Portrait of Her Life and Her Work. $12.00.
Robinson, Spider. Deathkiller. $5.99.
A revised omnibus reprint of Mindkiller (1982) and Time Pressure (1987).
Roche, Thomas S., editor. Noirotica: An Anthology of Erotic Crime Stories. $6.95.
Mostly original anthology with stories by Brite, Collins, Jakubowski, Kilpatrick, Shirley, Stone, Tan, Taylor and others.
Rosen, Michael J., editor. Purr . . . Children's Book Illustrators Brag about Their Cats. $18.00.
Includes art and text by George Booth, Janell Cannon, Victoria Chess, Edward Gorey, David McPhail, Marc Simont, Lane Smith, Nancy Willard, Jeanette Winter, Audrey Wood and others.
Saberhagen, Fred, editor. An Armory of Swords. $6.99.
Reprint 1995 hardcover. Original stories set in Saberhagen's Swords world by Saberhagen, Stackpole, Vardeman, Williams (Walter Jon) and others.
Saberhagen, Fred. Merlin's Bones. $5.99.
Reprint 1995 hardcover. Cover art by Tim Jacobus.
Sagan, Carl. The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark. $25.95.
Collection of essays.
[Shatner, William] Chris [J.] Henderson. Man o' War. $22.95.
New series [?], new ghost writer.
Shinn, Sharon. Archangel. $13.95.
Cover art by John Jude Palencar.
Simmons, Wm. Mark. One Foot in the Grave. $5.99.
A vampire gangster rock'n'roll novel. Cover art by Bob Eggleton.
Spencer, William Browning. Resume with Monsters. $5.99.
Reprint 1995 hardcover.
Stableford, Brian. Carnival of Destruction. $6.95.
Reprint 1994 British hardcover. Climax to trilogy begun with The Werewolves of London ($4.95) and The Angel of Pain ($5.95).
Stabenow, Dana. Play with Fire. $5.99.
A fifth Kate Shugak mystery novel.
[Star Trek] Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch. The Rings of Tautee. $5.99.
Star Trek 78.
[Star Trek] Marc Okrand. The Klingon Way: A Warrior's Guide. $12.00.
In both English and Klingon! A cultural phrase guide. Companion to The Klingon Dictionary.
[Star Trek: The Next Generation] J. M. Dillard and Kathleen. Possession. $5.99.
Star Trek: The Next Generation 40.
[Star Wars] Steve Perry. Shadows of the Empire. $22.95.
Jacket art by Drew Struzan
[Star Wars] Mark Cotta Vaz. The Secrets of Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire. $15.00.
It's a novel, it's a video game, it's a comic book, it's trading cards, it's action figures, it's a soundtrack, it's a how-it-came-to-be book about the multimedia Lucasfilm creation.
Stasheff, Christopher. The Shaman. $5.99.
Reprint 1995 hardcover. The Star Stone 1. Cover art by Stephen Youll.
Stine, R. L. Fear Street: The Confession. $3.99.
[Stine, R. L.] Stephen Roos. The Ooze. $3.99.
Ghosts of Fear Street 8.
Stine, R. L. The Beast from the East. $3.99.
Goosebumps 43.
[Stoker, Bram] Barbara Belford. Bram Stoker: A Biography of the Author of Dracula. $30.00.
Stoppard, Tom. Arcadia. $8.95.
"Don't believe the people who tell you the play is too complicated to see if you haven't read it. But if you haven't seen it ( or if you have), reading it is still wonderful."--Debbie
Stoppard, Tom. Indian Ink. $10.95.
Stoppard, Tom. The Plays for Radio: 1964-1991. $13.95.
Tan, Cecilia, editor. Of Princes and Beauties: Adult Erotic Faerie Tales. $7.95.
Original erotic anthology with stories by Bowen, Hollander, Laurents and others.
[Thunderscape] Shane Lacy Hensley. Darkfall. $4.99.
Thunderscape 2: based on the Strategic Simulations Inc. game.
Turner, George. Yesterday's Men. $5.99.
Reprint 1983 British hardcover. The third Ethical Culture novel, along with Beloved Son and Vaneglory ($5.99 each).
Tyers, Kathy. One Mind's Eye. $5.99.
Vinge, Joan D. Catspaw. $5.99.
Reprint 1988 hardcover; fifth paperback printing.
Vinge, Joan D. Psion. $5.99.
Reprint 1982 hardcover; the 1996 copyright and 1995 introduction imply revisions; second paperback publisher. Recommended by Debbie.
[Virtual World] Nigel D. Findley. No Limits. $5.50.
Virtual World 1: based on the BattleTech VR game.
Vollmann, William T. The Atlas. $29.95.
Watt-Evans, Lawrence. The Reign of the Brown Magician. $5.99.
The Three Worlds Trilogy 3: sequel to Out of this World and In the Empire of Shadow ($5.99 each).
Watterson, Bill. There's Treasure Everywhere. $19.95.
Hardcover edition of this not quite last Calvin & Hobbes collection.
Waugh, Sylvia. Mennyms under Siege. $16.00.
Reprint 1995 British hardcover. A third (of five) Mennyms novel.
Wilder, Cherry. Signs of Life. $23.95.
Jacket art by Nicholas Jainschigg.
Willeford, Charles. The Shark-Infested Custard. $4.99.
Reprint 1993 hardcover mystery. New introduction by Lawrence Block.
[Williamson, Jack] Roger Zelazny, [Jim Frenkel, Jane Lindskold, ]editor[s]. The Williamson Effect. $23.95.
Original anthology honoring Grand Master Jack Williamson, featuring stories Anderson (Poul), Bova, Brunner, Lindskold, Norton, Pohl, Resnick, Saberhagen, Weber, Willis and others. Introduction by Brin.
Wingrove, David. Beneath the Tree of Heaven. $6.50.
Reprint 1994 British hardcover; first American mass market paperback. Chung Kuo 5.
Winterson, Jeanette. Art Objects: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery. $21.00.
Reprint 1995 British hardcover collection of essays.
Womack, Jack. Let's Put the Future Behind Us. $23.00.
A contemporary satirical novel, set in Post-Soviet Russia.
[X-Files] Les Martin. X-Files 5: Humbug. $3.95.
Based on the teleplay written by Darin Morgan.
[X-Men] Christopher Golden. Siege. $5.99.
Mutant Empire 1. A Byron Preiss Multimedia Company package. Illustrations by Rick Leonardi & Ron Lim with Terry Austin.
Yolen, Jane. Commander Toad in Space. $4.95.
Reprint 1980 young adult hardcover; new trade paperback edition. Illustrations and new cover art by Bruce Degen.
Yolen, Jane. Commander Toad and the Planet of the Grapes. $4.95.
Reprint 1982 young adult hardcover; new trade paperback edition. Illustrations and new cover art by Bruce Degen.
Young, Jim. Armed Memory. $5.99.
Reprint 1995 hardcover. Cover art by Bruce Jensen.

Remaindered Hardcovers received April 1996

[Forgotten Realms] R. A. Salvatore. The Legacy. $5.99.
Now remaindered.
[Forgotten Realms] R. A. Salvatore. Siege of Darkness. $5.99.
Now remaindered.
[Forgotten Realms] R. A. Salvatore. Starless Night. $5.99.
Now remaindered.

Audiotape received April 1996

[audio] Stephen King. The Two Dead Girls. $7.95.
The Green Mile 1. Unabridged reading by Frank Muller. Approximately three hours on two cassettes.


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