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|Books by Judith Tarr|
Star Trek: Voyager: Pathways |
Pocket (hardcover, 438 pages, $23 US/$30 Canada)
Publication date: July 8, 1998
"On what was to be a routine flight to another planet, Captain Kathryn Janeway encounters turbulence and is forced to crash land resulting in life-threatening injuries to herself. As Janeway struggles to recover, the faithful crew members maintain a vigil at her bedside and reflect upon their own lives and the circumstances that led them to serve on the U.S.S. Voyager." From Jeri Taylor, an executive producer for Star Trek: The Next Generation and the co-creator of Star Trek: Voyager.
Star Trek Voyager: Mosaic|
While fighting a desperate battle on an alien planet, Captain Janeway reflects on the struggles that have brought her this far, reliving the toughest moments of her life. Reprint of the hardcover novel from one of the most talented contributors to the Trek canon.
Painted in Blood|
Silver Salamander Press trade paper, hard cover
A new collection of erotic horror stories from the author of Unnatural Acts and Other Stories and the Bram Stoker-award winning The Safety of Unknown Cities. Limited edition.
Avon (paperback, 304 pages, $5.99 US)
Publication date: January, 1999
Okay, I spent a great many hours hunched over my computer when I should have been working, playing the computer game Descent from Parallax Software and Interplay. And yes, it had a much better plot hook than most of its shooter contemporaries. Does that mean I want to read the novelization? Weelll... maybe. As long as it doesn't make my trigger finger itch. "Lunar Outpost MN 0012, the most complex off-world mining operation in the solar system, is in danger of total annihilation. Programmed flying drones have gone berserk, turning on their masters and spreading a hideous plague of devastation and death. An unseen alien force has corrupted the powerful machines as a terrifying first act of war. The moon will fall first. And after that, the Earth. The Post Terran Mining Corporation needs one man to lead a suicide mission into the labyrinthine depths of MN 0012, to take the battle to the white-hot core of the rebellion. That man is Benjamin St. John -- a veteran Maine flyer with nothing left to lose, teamed with a beautiful company flak and his most hated enemy. A stranded computer scientist trapped in the bowels of the moon holds the key to human survival. Her rescue is essential, and St. John is the only man good enough -- and crazy enough -- for the job."
Space: Above and Beyond: Demolition Winter|
The series may have gone off the air, but you can still follow the exploits of Cooper Hawkes and his fellow crewmen in the series of novels from HarperPrism.
|Books by Sheri S. Tepper|
edited by Elizabeth Terry & Terri Hardin
Barnes & Noble hard cover
A new collection of American horror stories in an economical package from Barnes and Noble.
Ace (reprint, paperback, 472 pages, $6.50/$8.99 Can)
Publication date: July 6, 1999 (First Edition: November 1995)
Amy Thomson's first novel, Virtual Girl, won the John W. Campbell award, and her third, Through Alien Eyes, has just been released (above). Her sophomore effort is "An energetic and entertaining first-contact novel, complete with charming, strange, dangerous aliens and two intelligent, competent, imperfect heroines, one human, one not" -- Vonda N. McIntyre. "Juna is the sole survivor of a team of surveyors marooned in the dense, uninhabitable Tendu rainforest. Her only hope for survival is assimilation into the amphibian Tendu species. Now she must take on their life -- and their fears -- in a frightening world of alien possibilities."
Ace (trade paperback, 328 pages, $13.95/$19.99 Can)
Publication date: July 1, 1999
Amy Thomson's third novel imagines a first-contact of a very different sort, as two members of an alien race find themselves stranded on Earth. "The John W. Campbell award-winning author of Virtual Girl offers an eyewitness account of "a complex alien ecology" (Washington Post Book World) in her stunning new novel. Thomson has imagined a first-contact of a different sort -- as two members of an alien species struggle for survival on a strange planet... called Earth."
Julian F. Thompson
Holt hard cover
A new Young Adult book from Thompson. When Anna moves to her parents' new country inn in Vermont, things look pretty dismaying until she meets the ghost of young Roxy Cray, who died in 1817. Roxy has some unexpected warnings for her about the handsome New York photographer staying at her parents' inn whom Roxy's been modeling for.
Forgotten Realms: Realms of the Arcane|
Brian Thomsen, ed.
TSR trade paper
A new collection of stories of the Realms and the Arcane Age by folk like Jeff Grubb, laine Cunningham, Mark Anthony, and many more. It also includes a preview chapter of Elminster in Myth Drannor by Ed Greenwood.
[Forgotten Realms] The Mage In The Iron Mask|
It's volume four in The Nobles series.
[DragonLance] The Dargonestri|
Paul B. Thompson & Tonya Cook
Here is volume three of The Lost Histories, it follows The Kagonestri and The Irda.
|Books by Diann Thornley|
Zoland hard cover
New novel from the author of Henry in Love and Floating.
Roc (paperback, 288 pages, $5.99/$7.99 Can)
Publication date: March 1, 1999
I can't pick up these books without asking "am I too old to be interested in giant robot havoc?" But face it -- you're never too old for giant robots. The latest in the Twilight of the Clans saga picks up the Jade Falcon storyline where Thurston left off in Freebirth, and also picks up the threads of Prince of Havoc (by Michael Stackpole). "The Clans are in turmoil. Hamstrung by their truce with the hated Inner Sphere and plagued by internal conflict, the once-mighty Clans now race against each other to rebuild their decimated ranks of warriors. One Clan--the Jade Falcons--becomes the strongest of all by violating tradition and building an army of both freeborn humans and genetically engineering trueborns. But their pride is short lived, as the forces of the Inner Sphere rise to do the unimaginable--invade Clan space." From the author of Battletech: I Am Jade Falcon and Battletech: Falcon Guard.
BattleTech Overview by John O'Neill
The Scroll of Thoth (Cthulhu Cycle Book #14)|
edited by Richard L. Tierney
Chaosium trade paper
A collection of short stories containing all of Tierney's Simon of Gitta work. Simon Magus is a prominent figure in the Western occult tradition, mentioned in the Bible and by Justin Martyr as a sorcerous opponent of Peter. Tierney's Simon "comes to life as a Samaritan magician of deep insight and great power, an ex-gladiator whose keen sword and powerful sorcery allow him to survive battles of will and flesh with Roman emperors, Levantine princes, cunning priests, and horrendous powers alien to this world. The seemingly immortal Simon searches for his lovely Helen, her original life surrendered, but whose unknown new incarnation tantalizes his dreams and waking thoughts. Tierney shares Robert E. Howard's gift for mixing the flavor historical antiquity with Hyborian and Cthulhu myth cycles."
Fangoria: Masters of the Dark|
edited by Anthony Timpone
C'mon, you know you like that gruesome monster stuff. Anthony Timpone knows it. And he's got a nifty new collection for you, when you're ready to admit it.
Warriors of Virtue|
Novelization of the Spring action movie, starring hordes of kick-boxing rabbits and gentle beasties with nasty, pointy objects. Or so I gather from the Trailer. The marketing copy goes something like this: "In the paradise of Tao, a land unknown to man, live five special kangaroo-like creatures. Each warrior represents one of five virtues--benevolence, righteousness, order, wisdom, loyalty. Together, the Warriors of Virtue embark on a heroic journey, to save their paradise from the evil warlord Komodo." Couldn't they just write their Congressman?
Houston, Houston, Do You Read?|
James Tiptree, Jr.
The SF Book Club does the world a favour by bringing more of Tiptree's (Alice B. Sheldon) short fiction back into print. This collection features some of her best work, including the Hugo award-winning title story. Tiptree's novels include Up the Walls of the World and Brightness Falls From the Air, but she is most remembered for her powerful short work.
Stephanie S. Tolan
Morrow Beech Tree paperback
After their parents' sudden death, fourteen-year-old Drew and her mute younger brother are forced to live with estranged relatives, in a haunted by ghosts and a deadly family secret. From the author of Plague Year and Save Halloween!.
Houghton Mifflin (reprint, trade paperback, 106 pages, $12 US)
Publication date: June 30, 1999 (First Edition: 1998)
Quality paperback reprint of the lost children's novel by J.R.R. Tolkien, rejected by his publishers over 60 years ago and first published last year. "In 1925, while on vacation with his family on the Yorkshire coast, four-year-old Michael Tolkien lost his favorite toy, a little lead dog he was reluctant to put down even to play on the beach. To console and distract him, his father, J. R. R. Tolkien, improvised a story - the story of Rover, a real dog magically transformed into a toy, who, after many fantastic adventures in search of the wizard who wronged him, at last wins back his doggy life. This charming tale, peopled by a terrible dragon and a wise old whale, by the king of the sea and the Man-in-the-Moon, was a Tolkien family favorite and went through several drafts over the years. Now, more than seventy years after it was written, the story of Rover - or, as the Man-in-the-Moon fondly called him, Roverandom - is published at last, together with five illustrations by the author."
Dell Yearling paperback
During the reign of King Richard I, a fifteen-year-old orphan named Mary escapes an arranged marriage by fleeing into a community of forest folk in a dense wood known as Sherwood Forest. There she finds a band of heroic outlaws that includes a woman with seemingly magic healing powers, and a young leader known as Robin Hood. An ALA Notable Book for Children and Booklist Children's Editor's Choice from the author of Riding the Waves and Summer Witches.
Murder in Space|
E. C. Tubb
Gryphon trade paper
Newest from the author of Dumearest of Terra series and Earth Is Heaven.
Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Novel of the Year in England. Swill, a young boy, struggles to survive in 2041 when the government turns his home into a watery tomb.
edited by Jim Turner
Golden Gryphon (hardcover, 411 pages, $25.95 US)
Publication date: October 20, 1998
Jim Turner was the man behind the wheel at Arkham House before he left to found his own small press, Golden Gryphon. Since then he's produced two wonderful collections, Think Like A Dinosaur And Other Tales, featuring the short fiction by James Partick Kelly, and The Moon Maid and Other Fantastic Adventures, which collects the work of R. Garcia y Robertson. Now he returns to his roots which a look at the continuing influence of H.P. Lovecraft, in a thick collection of eighteen reprinted stories from folks such as Stephen King, Harlan Ellison, Gene Wolfe, Alan Rodgers, and many others.
|Books by Harry Turtledove|
One Mind's Eye|
Bantam Spectra paperback
The Concord worlds have barely survived a viscous attack by aliens. Now, as politics threaten to destroy the rebuilding process, a new threat emerges from within. By the author of tar Wars: The Truce at Bakura.
Wheel of Dreams|
Del Rey paperback
Latest Del Rey Discovery novel. Sold by her father to a mercenary from the north, Kiera flees her new husband in search of those who can teach her use her fledgling powers. But her new husband is not just a simple soldier--linked to her by magic, he must find her or go mad.
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