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New and forthcoming books that showed up at the SF Site office in April include the latest offerings from Arthur C. Clarke & Stephen Baxter, Robert J. Sawyer, Tracy & Laura Hickman, Laurell K. Hamilton, Robert Charles Wilson, Neal Asher, Ramsey Campbell, and others. We also received some re-issued classics from Richard Matheson, Rudy Rucker, and the short fiction of Robert E. Howard.

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

New Arrivals & Forthcoming Books: April 2005
The Road of Silk by Matt Afsahi & Barbara Dysonwilliams
Synergy Books (hc, 329 pages)
Publication date: December 2004, USA

Brass Man by Neal Asher
Tor UK (trade, 485 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): May 2005, UK & Canada

Death Lands: Judas Strike by James Axler
GraphicAudio, CuttingAudio (MP3 CD, 8 hours)
Publication date: January 2005, USA
    Audio book with a multi-actor cast in addition to narration, sound effects and music. Script adapted by Mark Delgado. This one is rated "mature content."

Permanoids of Chilon by Anthony Royce Barnacott
AuthorHouse (trade, 252 pages)
Publication date: August 2004, USA
    SF adventure for readers aged 10-12 years.

Voices of Vision: Creators of Science Fiction and Fantasy Speak by Jayme Lynn Blaschke
Bison Books, University of Nebraska Press (trade, 198 pages)
Publication date: 22 April 2005, USA / June 2005, UK
    Blaschke interviews such notables as Gardner Dozois, Gordon Van Gelder, Robin Hobb, Charles de Lint, Elizabeth Moon, Neil Gaiman, Samuel R. Delany, Gene Wolfe, Harlan Ellison, Jack Williamson, and others.

The Dharma of Star Wars by Matthew Bortolin
Wisdom Publications (trade, 210 pages)
Publication date: 2005, USA

The Overnight by Ramsey Campbell
Tor (hc, 396 pages)
Publication date: 1 April 2005, USA & Canada

Sunstorm: A Time Odyssey, Book 2 by Arthur C. Clarke & Stephen Baxter
Ballantine Books, Del Rey (hc, 330 pages)
Publication date: 5 April 2005, USA & Canada
reviewSF Site Review of Book 1, Time's Eye

Eastern Standard Tribe by Cory Doctorow
Tor (trade, 224 pages)
Publication date: 6 April 2005, USA & Canada
    I found this book to be a clever, entertaining read, with plenty of chilling satire and fiery wit.
reviewSF Site Review

The Science Fiction Poetry Handbook by Suzette Haden Elgin
Sam's Dot Publishing (trade, 126 pages)
Publication date: 1 March 2005, USA

Finding Serenity: Anti-heroes, Lost Shepherds and Space Hookers in Joss Whedon's Firefly edited by Jane Espenson
BenBella Books (trade, 238 pages)
Publication date: April 2005, USA & Canada

Faith of the Unforgotten: The Foundations of Hope Trilogy, Book 1 by Leathel Grody
Lethal Publishing (hc, 286 pages)
Publication date: 29 April 2005, USA & Canada

A Stroke of Midnight by Laurell K. Hamilton
Ballantine Books (hc, 369 pages)
Publication date: 19 April 2005, USA & Canada

Mystic Quest: The Bronze Canticles, Book 2 by Tracy & Laura Hickman
Aspect, Warner Books (hc, 453 pages)
Publication date: 18 April 2005, USA & Canada
reviewSF Site Review of Book 1, Mystic Warrior

The Black Stranger and Other American Tales by Robert E. Howard
Bison Books, University of Nebraska Press (hc & trade, 352 pages)
Publication date: 11 April 2005, USA

Boxing Stories by Robert E. Howard
Bison Books, University of Nebraska Press (hc & trade, 314 pages)
Publication date: 11 April 2005, USA

The End of the Trail: Western Stories by Robert E. Howard
Bison Books, University of Nebraska Press (hc & trade, 321 pages)
Publication date: 11 April 2005, USA

Lord of Samarcand and Other Adventure Tales of the Old Orient by Robert E. Howard
Bison Books, University of Nebraska Press (hc & trade, 463 pages)
Publication date: 11 April 2005, USA

The Riot at Bucksnort and Other Western Tales by Robert E. Howard
Bison Books, University of Nebraska Press (hc & trade, 256 pages)
Publication date: 11 April 2005, USA

Prodigal Son: Dean Koontz's Frankenstein, Book 1 by Dean Koontz & Kevin J. Anderson
HarperCollins (mm, 470 pages)
Publication date: 4 April 2005, UK

Foxmask by Juliet Marillier
Tor (trade, 464 pages)
Publication date: 13 April 2005, USA & Canada
    Sequel to Wolfskin.
reviewSF Site Review of Wolfskin

Earthbound by Richard Matheson
Tor (trade, 223 pages)
Publication date: 15 April 2005, USA & Canada
    First published (in this current form) in 1989.

Firethorn by Sarah Micklem
Voyager, HarperCollins (hc, 387 pages)
Publication date: 4 April 2005, UK
reviewSF Site Review

Demonsouled by Jonathan Moeller
Five Star (hc, 437 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 13 May 2005, USA

47 by Walter Mosley
Little, Brown and Company (hc, 240 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): May 2005, USA & Canada
    Young adult historical speculative fiction, for readers 12 and up. 47, in case you're wondering, is the protagonist of the story, a young slave boy.

The Home by Scott Nicholson
Pinnacle Books (mm, 352 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): August 2005, USA & Canada

The Well of Stars by Robert Reed
Tor (hc, 301 pages)
Publication date: 12 April 2005, USA & Canada

The Art of Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith by J.W. Rinzler
Lucas Books, Ballantine, Del Rey (hc, 224 pages)
Publication date: 9 April 2005, USA & Canada

The Making of Star Wars Revenge of the Sith by J.W. Rinzler
Lucas Books, Ballantine, Del Rey (trade, 224 pages)
Publication date: 9 April 2005, USA & Canada

Here, There & Everywhere by Chris Roberson
Pyr, Prometheus Books (hc & trade, 283 pages)
Publication date: 5 April 2005, USA

Master of Space and Time by Rudy Rucker
Thunder's Mouth Press (trade, 229 pages)
Publication date: April 2005, USA

Mindscan by Robert J. Sawyer
Tor (hc, 303 pages)
Publication date: April 2005, USA & Canada

The Painter by Adam Sigal
Booksurge Publishing (trade, 233 pages)
Publication date: January 2005, USA

Star of Gypsies by Robert Silverberg
Pyr, Prometheus Books (trade, 471 pages)
Publication date: 8 March 2005, USA

According to Crow by E. Sedia
Five Star (hc, 330 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 13 May 2005, USA

Underground by Craig Spector
Tor (hc, 255 pages)
Publication date: 12 April 2005, USA & Canada

Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith by Matthew Stover
Lucas Books, Ballantine, Del Rey (hc, 420 pages)
Publication date: 9 April 2005, USA & Canada
    Based on the story & screenplay by George Lucas.

The Man Who Lost the Sea: The Complete Stories, Volume X by Theodore Sturgeon
North Atlantic Books (hc, 335 pages)
Publication date: January 2005, USA
    Final volume in this series, edited by Paul Williams with a foreword by Jonathan Lethem.

Isaac Asimov: A Life of the Grand Master of Science Fiction by Michael White
Carroll & Graf Publishers (trade, 287 pages)
Publication date: May 2005, USA

Spin by Robert Charles Wilson
Tor (hc, 364 pages)
Publication date: April 2005, USA & Canada

The Anthology at the End of the Universe edited by Glenn Yeffeth
BenBella Books (trade, 200 pages)
Publication date: 2005, USA & Canada
    Includes contributions from Cory Doctorow, Adam Roberts, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Jacqueline Carey, Susan Sizemore, Stephen Baxter, Marguerite Krause, John Shirley, and others.

Magazines

Fantasy & Science Fiction, June 2005, USA & Canada
Contributors to this issue include: Charles Coleman Finlay, David Gerrold, Matthew Hughes, Robert Reed, Yoon Ha Lee, Harry Turtledove, Marc Laidlaw, John Morressy.

Interzone, March/April 2005, UK & USA
Contributors to this issue include: Ian Watson & Mike Allen, Scott Mackay, Christopher East, Dave Hoing, Jeremiah Tolbert, plus interviews with Ian R. MacLeod, Susanna Clarke & Colin Greenland.

The 3rd Alternative, Spring 2005, UK & USA
Contributors to this issue include: Nathan Ballingrud, Conrad Williams, Scott Nicholson, Cody Goodfellow, Chaz Brenchley, Patrick Samphire, Martin Simpson.

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