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compiled by Neil Walsh

Take a look at what's new and forthcoming in the way of SF & Fantasy books, including some crazy promo CD give-aways from Baen with just about everything they've ever published, free with some of their new books.

But first, let me recommend to you a brilliant book I just read:

  • Veniss Underground by Jeff VanderMeer (Prime Books, trade, 210 pages, published spring 2003, USA)
        VanderMeer has an incredible talent for conjuring a palpable atmosphere out of almost nothing. With very few words, he'll have you fully committed to his nightmarish creations. And in this very short novel, he'll drag you, mesmerized, through the hellish darkness into the cold sweat of a bleak dawn. There are so many layers to this seemingly spare novel, that I'm still marvelling at the elegance of the writing. For more insight, read William Thompson's SF Site review, linked below. For a glimpse of true literary genius, read Veniss Underground.
    reviewSF Site Review

(Books are listed alphabetically by author. Only books received are noted.)

New Arrivals & Forthcoming Books: October 2003
The Wounded King: The Victorian Age Trilogy, Book 3 by Philippe Boulle
World of Darkness, White Wolf (mm, 285 pages)
Publication date: October 2003, USA & Canada

Haunting the Dead edited by Philippe Boulle
World of Darkness, White Wolf (mm, 288 pages)
Publication date: September 2003, USA & Canada
   Stories by Stefan Petrucha, Seth Lindberg, Allen Rausch, Rick Chilliot.

The Monster Men by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Wildeside Press (hc, 214 pages)
Publication date: November 2003, USA

Robota by Doug Chiang & Orson Scott Card
Chronicle Books (ill. hc, 176 pages)
Publication date: November 2003, USA
   Quite the package, this one. Oversized hardcover novel, with 75 illustrations (mostly full-colour) by Doug Chiang.

Juliet Dove, Queen of Love by Bruce Coville
Harcourt (hc, 190 pages)
Publication date: September 2003, USA & Canada
   For readers aged 8 to 12.

And Justice There is None by Deborah Crombie
Pan Macmillan (mm, 436 pages)
Publication date: 3 October 2003, UK

Mulengro by Charles de Lint
Tor (trade, 369 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): December 2003, USA & Canada
   First published in 1985, and out of print for more than a decade.

Beneath A Dragon Sky: Dragon Skies, Book 1 Incipit by James Donaldson
Writers Club Press, iUniverse (hc & trade, 298 pages)
Publication date: POD, 2002, USA & Canada & UK

The Last Dragon Harper: Dragon Skies, Book 1 Finis by James Donaldson
Writers Club Press, iUniverse (hc & trade, 276 pages)
Publication date: POD, 2002, USA & Canada & UK

Dragon Harper Curse: Dragon Skies, Book 2 Incipit by James Donaldson
Writers Club Press, iUniverse (hc & trade, 298 pages)
Publication date: POD, 2002, USA & Canada & UK

The Far Side of the Stars by David Drake
Baen (hc, 436 pages)
Publication date: October 2003, USA & Canada
   Also includes a CD Rom with 40+ full-length novels from Baen.

Wizard's Holiday by Diane Duane
Harcourt (hc, 416 pages)
Publication date: October 2003, USA & Canada
reviewSF Site Review of earlier books in the Young Wizards Series

The Complete Guide to Middle-Earth: Tolkien's World from A to Z by Robert Foster
Del Rey, Ballantine (hc, 574 pages)
Publication date: 7 October 2003, USA & Canada

From the Heart of the Storm by Kurt R.A. Giambastiani
Roc (mm, 368 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 6 January 2004, USA & Canada

Flight From Eden: Eden, Book 1 by Kathryn A. Graham
The Writers' Collective (trade, 369 pages)
Publication date: 2003, USA
   The second volume of this 4-book series is scheduled for publication in the summer of 2004.

Incompetence by Rob Grant
Gollancz (hc & trade, 293 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): December 2003, UK

Deathstalker Return by Simon R. Green
Roc (hc, 480 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 6 January 2004, USA & Canada

Thief of Lives by Barb & J.C. Hendee
Roc (mm, 464 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 6 January 2004, USA & Canada

The Golden Fool: The Tawny Man, Book 2 by Robin Hobb
Voyager, HarperCollins (mm, 712 pages)
Publication date: 6 October 2003, UK
reviewSF Site Review

Midnight Lamp by Gwyneth Jones
Victor Gollancz (hc & trade, 326 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 20 November 2003, UK

Malkavian by Ellen Porter Kiley
World of Darkness, White Wolf (mm, 250 pages)
Publication date: October 2003, USA & Canada

Moons' Dreaming: The Children of the Rock Duology, Book 1 by Marguerite Krause & Susan Sizemore
Five Star (hc, 464 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): December 2003, USA

The Overseer: Clan Brujah Trilogy, Book 2 by Tim Nedopulos
World of Darkness, White Wolf (mm, 283 pages)
Publication date: September 2003, USA & Canada

The Harvest by Scott Nicholson
Pinnacle Books (mm, 384 pages)
Publication date: September 2003, USA & Canada

The Borrowers by Mary Norton
Harcourt (hc, 148 pages)
Publication date: October 2003, USA & Canada
   50th anniversary edition of this classic for readers 8 and up.
reviewSF Site Review

The Getaway Special by Jerry Oltion
Tor (trade, 400 pages)
Publication date: 24 September 2003, USA & Canada
reviewSF Site Review

Amadis of Gaul, Books 1 and 2 translated by Edwin Place & Herbert Behm
The University Press of Kentucky (trade, 688 pages)
Publication date: 10 January 2003, USA
   This romance of chivalry from the 13th or 14th century (authorship still in dispute) was probably the inspiration of Cervantes' Don Quixote.

The Bromeliad Trilogy by Terry Pratchett
HarperCollins (hc, 502 pages)
Publication date: 2003, USA
   Includes the previously-published novels Truckers, Diggers and Wings.

Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett
HarperCollins (hc, 353 pages)
Publication date: October 2003, USA /
Doubleday (hc, 352 pages)
Publication date: October 2003, UK & Canada
reviewSF Site Review

Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days by Alastair Reynolds
Gollancz (trade, 231 pages)
Publication date: 9 October 2003, UK
reviewSF Site Review of Diamond Dogs

Hell's Faire by John Ringo
Baen (hc, 330 pages)
Publication date: May 2003, USA & Canada
   Includes a CD with access to novels, a role-playing game, songs, pictures, a screensaver, and an audio version of this book.

There Will Be Dragons by John Ringo
Baen (hc, 544 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): November 2003, USA & Canada
   Includes a CD with crazy amounts of free material from Baen.

The Day Dali Died: Poetry & Flash Fiction by Jeff VanderMeer
Prime Books (trade & POD hc, 123 pages)
Publication date: August 2003, USA

War of Honor by David Weber
Baen (hc, 869 pages)
Publication date: October 2003, USA & Canada
   And if an 869-page novel isn't enough for you, this edition comes with a CD that contains the previous 9 volumes of the Honor Harrington series, plus 20-some other novels of military SF.

Crown of Slaves by David Weber & Eric Flint
Baen (hc, 505 pages)
Publication date: September 2003, USA & Canada
   First volume in a new series set in the Honor Harrington universe. What, no CD?

Apprehensions and Other Delusions by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Five Star (hc, 345 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): December 2003, USA

Midnight Harvest by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Warner Aspect (hc, 448 pages)
Publication date: 24 September 2003, USA & Canada

Magazines

Fables and Reflections, #5, August 2003, Australia
Contributors to this issue include: Alinta Thornton, Patrick Hew, Margaret Dunlop, Matthew Chrulew, Cat Sparks, Chris Creagh, and Claire McKenna.

Fantasy & Science Fiction December 2003, USA & Canada
Contributors to this issue include: R. Garcia y Robertson, Michael Reaves, M. Rickert, Daniel Abraham, Rand B. Lee, Vered Tochterman, Albert E. Cowdrey.

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