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compiled by Neil Walsh

Books to look for now and in the near future include new novels from Jasper Fforde, Diana L. Paxson, R. Scott Bakker, Robert Newcomb, Peter Watts, plus some noteworthy collections, anthologies and magazines. Plenty of good reading for the summer.

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

New Arrivals & Forthcoming Books: July 2004
Horizon Storms: The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 3 by Kevin J. Anderson
Warner Aspect (hc, 496 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 29 July 2004, USA & Canada

The Warrior-Prophet: The Prince of Nothing, Book 2 by R. Scott Bakker
Penguin Canada (trade, 611 pages)
Publication date: 26 June 2004, Canada
reviewSF Site Review of Book 1, The Darkness That Comes Before

Shadowheart: Legends of the Raven by James Barclay
Gollancz (mm, 438 pages)
Publication date: 8 July 2004, UK & Canada

Sign of the Qin: Outlaws of Moonshadow Marsh, Book 1 by L.G. Bass
Hyperion (trade, 382 pages)
Publication date: May 2004, USA & Canada

The One True Prince by Thomas Brennan
Five Star (hc, 301 pages)
Publication date: May 2004, USA

The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Charles N. Brown & Jonathan Strahan
Eos, HarperCollins (trade, 514 pages)
Publication date: 6 July 2004, USA & Canada

Horses Blow Up Dog City & Other Stories by Richard Butner
Small Beer Press (chapbook, 64 pages)
Publication date: June 2004, USA

Gathering the Bones edited by Ramsey Campbell, Jack Dann & Dennis Etchison
Voyager, HarperCollins (mm, 560 pages)
Publication date: 7 June 2004, UK
    34 original horror stories.

XXXHolic, Vol. 2 by Clamp, trans. & adapted by Bill Flanagan
Del Rey, Ballantine (manga trade, 200 pages)
Publication date: July 2004, USA & Canada

A Slow and Silent Stream by Loren W. Cooper
The Fiction Works (trade, 208 pages)
Publication date: May 2004, USA

The Holy Blood by Charles Covington
skoobee.biz (trade, 326 pages)
Publication date: 2003, UK & USA

The Field Guide: The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 1 by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (hc, 114 pages)
Publication date: 2003, USA & Canada

The Seeing Stone: The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 2 by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (hc, 114 pages)
Publication date: 2003, USA & Canada

Lucinda's Secret: The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 3 by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (hc, 114 pages)
Publication date: 2003, USA & Canada

The Ironwood Tree: The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 4 by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (hc, 114 pages)
Publication date: 2004, USA & Canada

The Wrath of Mulgarath: The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 5 by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (hc, 114 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 7 September 2004, USA & Canada

Mr. Blur by c.c. dust
Radiant Press (trade, 368 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): August 2004, USA

Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
Viking (hc, 390 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 5 August 2004, USA

Overstars Mail: Imperial Challenge by Robert Gellis
Five Star (hc, 265 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): August 2004, USA

Beyond the Summerland: The Binding of the Blade, Book 1 by L.B. Graham
P&R Publishing (trade, 594 pages)
Publication date: 2004, USA
    First of a 5-part fantasy series.

So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy edited by Nalo Hopkinson & Uppinder Mehan
Arsenal Pulp Press (trade, 270 pages)
Publication date: May 2004, Canada & USA

Demon Witch: The Ravenscliff Series, Book 2 by Geoffrey Huntington
ReganBooks, HarperCollins (mm, 390 pages)
Publication date: July 2004, USA & Canada
reviewSF Site Review

Winter on the Plain of Ghosts by Eileen Kernaghan
Flying Monkey Press (trade, 254 pages)
Publication date: June 2004, Canada & USA

The Briar King: The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, Book 1 by Greg Keyes
Tor UK (mm, 553 pages)
Publication date: 2 July 2004, UK
reviewSF Site Review

Newton's Cannon: The Age of Unreason, Book 1 by Greg Keyes
Tor UK (mm, 368 pages)
Publication date: July 2004, UK
    First published in 1998, this book was followed by the other volumes in the series, A Calculus of Angels, Empire of Unreason and The Shadows of God.

The Last Tear: W.I.T.C.H., Book 5 adapted by Elizabeth Lenhard
Volo, Hyperion/Disney (trade, 158 pages)
Publication date: 2004, USA & Canada
    This series looks like a fun package for young readers (probably targeted more to girls), with a dozen or so pages of full-colour graphic novel story and a W.I.T.C.H. trading card in each volume.

Illusions and Lies: W.I.T.C.H., Book 6 adapted by Elizabeth Lenhard
Volo, Hyperion/Disney (trade, 158 pages)
Publication date: 2004, USA & Canada

The Well of Yearning: The Wellspring Trilogy, Book 1 by Caiseal Mór
Pocket Books (mm, 515 pages)
Publication date: 5 July 2004, UK

The Cat's Pajamas & Other Stories by James Morrow
Tachyon Publications (hc, 209 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): September 2004, USA

The Gates of Dawn: The Chronicles of Blood and Stone, Book 2 by Robert Newcomb
Bantam Books (mm, 655 pages)
Publication date: 5 July 2004, UK
    Sequel to The Fifth Sorceress.

The Scroll of the Ancients: The Chronicles of Blood and Stone, Book 3 by Robert Newcomb
Bantam Books (trade, 531 pages)
Publication date: 5 July 2004, UK
reviewSF Site Review

Lost Lands of Witch World by Andre Norton
Tor (hc, 445 pages)
Publication date: June 2004, USA & Canada
    The 2nd trio of Witch World novels, comprising Three Against the Witch World (1965), Warlock of the Witch World (1967), and Sorceress of the Witch World (1968).

Ancestors of Avalon by Diana L. Paxson
Viking (hc, 363 pages)
Publication date: June 2004, USA & Canada

Graphic Classics: Robert Louis Stevenson edited by Tom Pomplun
Eureka Productions (trade graphic novel, 144 pages)
Publication date: June 2004, USA
    9th in the Graphic Classics series, this one focuses on the works of Stevenson, including graphic adaptations of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, The Bottle Imp, The Suicide Club, and many more.

Beyond the Mundane: Flights of Mind edited by Daniel J. Reitz
Mundania Press (trade, 273 pages)
Publication date: June 2004, USA & Canada

PeaceMaker by Dan Ronco
Winterwolf Publishing (trade, 280 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): August 2004, USA

Exile: The Legend of Drizzt, Book 2 by R.A. Salvatore
Forgotten Realms, Wizards of the Coast (hc, 335 pages)
Publication date: June 2004, USA & Canada & UK

Headcode by Kenji Siratori
iUniverse (trade, 258 pages)
Publication date: 2004, USA

In Lands That Never Were: Tales of Swords and Sorcery from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction edited by Gordon Van Gelder
Thunder's Mouth Press (trade, 416 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): September 2004, USA

Behemoth: B-Max, Book 1 by Peter Watts
Tor (hc, 300 pages)
Publication date: July 2004, USA & Canada
reviewSF Site Review of Maelstrom

War of the Twins: Dragonlance Legends, Volume 2 by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
DragonLance, Wizards of the Coast (hc, 389 pages)
Publication date: June 2004, USA & Canada & UK

The Casebook of Doakes and Haig by Patrick Welch
Twilight Times Books (trade, 191 pages)
Publication date: June 2004, USA & Canada

Magazines

Fantasy & Science Fiction, August 2004, USA & Canada
Contributors to this issue include: Albert E. Cowdrey, Robert Reed, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Carol Emshwiller, Matthew Hughes.

Flytrap, No. 2, May 2004, USA
Contributors to this issue include: Rudi Dornemann, Tracina Jackson-Adams, David Moles, Michael Canfield, Jenn Reese, John Sullivan, Stephanie Burgis, Sarah Prineas, Kristin Livdahl.

Interzone, No. 193, Spring 2004, UK
Contributors to this issue include: Alastair Reynolds, Liz Williams, John Meaney, Darrell Schweitzer, Dominic Green, plus an interview with Hal Clement.

Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, No. 14, June 2004, USA & Canada
Contributors to this issue include: Douglas Lain, David Nahm, Susan Mosser, James Sallis, Richard Butner, Jay Lake, Matthew Latkiewicz, J. Cox, Devon Monk, V. Anne Arden, Bret Fetzer, Deborah Roggie, David Blair, Trent Walters, Sally Bayley.

Liverpool Stories, Vol. 1, UK
Contributors to this issue include: Ramsey Campbell, Dinesh Allirajah, Charlotte Allan, Martin Edwards, Margaret Murphy.

Paradox: The Magazine of Historical and Speculative Fiction, No. 5, Summer 2004, USA & Canada
Contributors to this issue include: Paul Finch, Howard Andrew Jones, David J. Sakmyster, C. Mitchell O'Neal, C. Kevin Barrett, Karen L. Kobylarz, Charles Coleman Finlay.

The 3rd Alternative, No. 38, Summer 2004, UK, USA & Canada
Contributors to this issue include: John Grant, Daniel Kaysen, Joel Lane, Jeremy Minton, Al Robertson Damiean Kilby, Graham Joyce, Jonathan Lethem, Russel Hoban, Lyndsay Clark.

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