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Martin H. Greenberg
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Angus McKie
My Favorite Science Fiction Story
editor
DAW (paperback, 372 pages, $6.99/$8.99 Can)
Publication date: March 1, 1999

Another themed reprint anthology from Martin Harry Greenberg, the man of a thousand books (and growing). In this one, however, you're not presented with alien felines or robot unicorns -- in fact, the stories here don't follow any overt theme at all, except that they've each been selected as personal favourites by some of the most influential writers of the age, folks such as Arthur C. Clarke, Connie Willis, Poul Anderson, and Anne McCaffrey. The "award-winning, career-changing, classic stories" selected include works from Roger Zelazny, Theodore Sturgeon, Lester del Rey, Gordon R. Dickson, Frederik Pohl and nearly a dozen other luminaries of the field. Imagine the career you could have if you absorbed all those influences in one sitting. And all for $6.99 -- a bargain.
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Art: Jim Warren
Mob Magic
and Brian Thomsen
DAW (paperback, 316 pages, $5.99/$7.99 Can)
Publication date: November 1, 1998

DAW's themed anthologies are usually higher quality than most, though you often have to put up with a little deviation from the topic. Looks like that may not be a big issue here, however... "From the big screen to bookstalls, the Mob has remained a topic of intense interest and intrigue. Now, some of the finest authors of the fantasy genre come together with mystery's most adept crime busters to give the rackets a whole new twist -- a magical one -- giving this collection of mythical whodunits a unique combination of potboiler suspense and boundless imagination. Contributors include P.N. Elrod, Mickey Zucker Reichert, Max Allan Collins, Mike Resnick, Denny O'Neil, Jody Lynn Nye, Simon Hawke, and others."
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Art: Les Edwards
Battle Magic
and Larry Segriff
DAW (paperback, 320 pages, $5.99 US/$7.99 Can)
Publication date: October, 1998

Enough anthologies about fuzzy slippers that come to life, or famous Arthurian cats. Here's a themed anthology with some impact: magic that kicks butt. We approve. "From vast armies to single champions, from legions of wizards to sorcerous duels, the original tales included in this volume are the very heart of fantasy. Includes stories by such masterful conjurers of the fantastic as John DeChancie, Josepha Sherman, Rosemary Edghill, Jane Lindskold, Mickey Zucker Reichert, and Julie E. Czerneda." >From the editors of First Contact and Future Net.
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Art: Les Edwards
The Reel Stuff
and Brian Thomsen
DAW (paperback, 383 pages, $5.99 US/$7.99 CAN)
Publication date: September, 1998

Handy and original concept for an anthology -- a collection of the stories which inspired Hollywood to create feature films, including Philip K. Dick's "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale" (Total Recall), Donald A. Wollheim's "Mimic" (last summer's Mimic), Clive Barker's "The Forbidden" (Candyman), "Sandkings" and "Nightflyers" by George R.R. Martin, William Gibson's "Johnny Mnemonic," and many others. Nifty all around. Instead of renting that SF classic this weekend, lay back in the hammock and read the story that inspired it instead.
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Lord of the Fantastic: Stories in Honor of Roger Zelazny
editor
Avon/EOS (trade paperback, 373 pages, $14 US/$19 CAN)
Publication date: September, 1998

In his second anthology this month (and only his ninth or so for the year -- but it's still August), Greenberg salutes one of the finest talents the genre has ever known, SF and Fantasy grand master Roger Zelazny. The original stories contained herein are from such folks as Gregory Benford, Steven Brust, William Sanders, Jane Lindskold, Andre Norton, William Browning Spencer, John Varley, Jack Williamson, Jennifer Roberson, Neil Gaiman, Robert Silverberg, and Walter Jon Williams -- all of whch pay tribute to Zelazny with tales which evoke "the magic and wonder of his own best work."
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Camelot Fantastic
and L. Schimel
DAW (paperback, 320 pages, $5.99 US/$7.99 Canada)
Publication date: July 1998

The ever-dependable Martin H. Greenberg & Co. check in with the latest in a long and reputable string of original anthologies. "From the drawing of Excalibur from the stone to the Knights of the Round Table, join popular fantasists Katharine Kerr, Brian Stableford, Tanya Huff, Rosemary Edghill, Michelle Sagara West, Ian McDowell, Fiona Patton, and more as they present original novelettes about King Arthur and his court in the legendary realm of Camelot."
[Cover] Warrior Princesses
editor with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
DAW paperback
Few companies have shown such dedication in publishing original anthologies in mass market format as DAW, who've released a fine string of themed anthologies from Martin H. Greenberg and his collaborators on almost a bimonthly basis. These little gems are a reliable source of fine short fiction, as well as serving as a terrific introduction to some of the most energetic writers of fantasy today. Check them out -- you won't be disappointed. "Women warriors have long been a fascinating topic for fantasy readers, and the Warrior Princesses anthology delivers tales of brave, bold and beautiful women defying their traditional roles. This unique collection includes original stories from such fantasy and science fiction writers as Anne McCaffrey, Esther Freisner, Morgan Llywelyn, Elizabeth Moon, and many more."
[Cover] Black Cats and Broken Mirrors
editor with John Helfers
DAW paperback
Another diverse collection of stories featuring top-notch contributors, from one of the few publishers who excel at themed anthologies. "From dark felines crossing your path to shattered looking glasses, this anthology dares to ask the question: What if some of those long-treasured superstitions are actually true? Join Jane Yolen, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, Michelle West, Charles de Lint, Nancy Springer, Peter Crowther, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Esthner Friesner, and more as they explore the lighter and darker sides of our fears in this book featuring stories ranging from urban fantasy and magical realism to horror."
[Cover] The UFO Files
editor
DAW paperback
Twenty-three original tales of alien encounters, undoubtedly inspired by the success of a certain Fox TV series. The list of contributors includes such heavyweights as Gregory Benford, Ed Gorman, Peter Crowther, Alan Dean Foster, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, David Bischoff, Jack Cady and many others.
[Cover] Olympus
editor with Bruce D. Arthurs
DAW paperback
A tasty new anthology which focuses on the great Greek myths of old. "From Zeus to Dionysus, from Hades to the hustle and bustle of modern cities, this unique anthology by 17 master writers brings a variety of mythical beings out of the mists of time and into our world. From a god who has outlived his worshipers to a Zeus-spawned curse that may lead to unforeseen romance, to a mere mortal who dares to ride the skies no matter what the cost, these are unforgettable tales of romance and revenge, and of life, death and all the realms that lie between." Contributors include Charles de Lint, Jane Yolen, Michelle West and Dennis L. McKiernan.
[Cover] Wizard Fantastic
editor
DAW paperback
A new collection of twenty-one original fantasy tales, gathered by the hardest working anthologist in the field (or in any field, for that matter). Collected here are "The Dead That Sow" by Michelle West, in which a young healer finds her services to a small village don't quite make up for being an outsider when the time comes to send a sacrifice to the Wizard's Tower; Mickey Zucker Reichert's "The Bane of Trigeminy," in which the top student at the Wizard's Academy sees the whole world stretched out before him -- as long as he can pass that one final test; and other stories by Andre Norton, Jane Lindskold, and many others.
[Cover] Screamplays
editor with Richard Chimzar
Del Rey trade paper
An original idea for a horror anthology: a collection of scripts by the masters of shock storytelling. The editors offer seven original full-length film and TV scenarios, including Stephen King's "General," Richard Matheson's "The Legend," and Richard Laymon's "The Hunted."
The Fortune Teller
& Lawrence Schimel, eds.
DAW
A brand new themed anthology from the master of the genre, this one dealing with oracles and psychics of all kinds.
Foundation's Friends
editor
Tor
Poul Anderson, Orson Scott Card, Frederik Pohl, and Robert Silverberg are just a few of the contributors to this anthology honoring Isaac Asimov's 50th anniversary in the genre. This edition is revised.
First Contact
& Larry Segriff, ed.
DAW
An original anthology "in the tradition of The X-Files," featuring alien contacts here on Earth (in your garage, even). Features Jody Lynn Nye, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Jack Haldeman and many others.
Elf Fantastic
editor
DAW
An original collection of tales of dangerous encounters between elves and humans: "From high elves holding court in the heart of Faerie to mischievous wood sprites ready to have their fun with the unwary, to dark lords working magic against all mankind to those struggling to survive as the World of Iron spreads its rule, the whole of the elvish realms are explored in this book." That's a lot of elves. My favorites are still the ones who make those chocolate cookies.
Sci-Fi Private Eye
editor
Roc
Another collection from the editor of Sherlock Holmes in Orbit and Warrior Enchantresses.
Tarot Fantastic
& Lawrence Schimel, eds.
DAW
[Cover] Celebrity Vampires
editor
DAW
Take a wild guess.



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