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New Arrivals over the past few weeks have brought us some new works from Greg Keyes, Katharine Kerr, Paul Kearney, Harry Harrison and others -- plus a whole batch of recent magazines to choose from.

As for me, I've been indulging in some recent works by Steven Erikson:

  • House of Chains by Steven Erikson (Bantam, hc, 762 pages, December 2002, UK & Canada)
       This is the fourth book in Erikson's Tales of the Malazan Book of the Fallen. Hard as it is to believe, he just keeps getting better and better. A full review from me will appear at the SF Site in the near future. In the meantime, all I'll say is that this is definitely very close to the top of my own personal top 10 list for best books of the past year.
  • Blood Follows by Steven Erikson (PS Publishing, trade & hc, 90 pages, April 2002, UK)
       Chronologically, this novella falls into the sequence of Erikson's Tales of the Malazan somewhere between the second and third novels. Certainly it can be read on its own, but if you've read the third book, Memories of Ice, you'll appreciate this story of the origins of Emancipor Reese's service to the necromancers Bauchelain and Korbal Broach. It's a surprisingly funny tale of a city cowering under the pall of a series of unsolved murders. That city is charmingly named the Lamentable City of Moll, and it lies far enough from the great Malazan Empire that it is virtually forgotten by the rest of the world.
       Sadly for me, I learned of the existence of this book too late -- it's long been sold out. (Thanks, Rob, for loaning me your copy!) PS Publishing puts out numerous shorter works in handsome, signed & numbered limited editions (hardcover & trade). Check them out at to see what's still available and what's coming up.
    reviewSF Site Review

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

New Arrivals & Forthcoming Books: January 2003
Stolen by Kelley Armstrong
Random House (trade, 401 pages)
Publication date: 28 December 2002, USA & Canada
   From the author of Bitten comes the second installment in the Women of the Otherworld series.

The Meq by Steve Cash
Macmillan (trade, 432 pages)
Publication date: 23 January 2003, UK
   First book in a fantasy trilogy from a new author.

The Lady of the Sorrows: The Bitterbynde, Book 2 by Cecilia Dart-Thornton
Macmillan (trade,477 pages)
Publication date: 24 January 2003, UK
reviewSF Site Review of The Ill-Made Mute, Book 1

Stars & Stripes Triumphant by Harry Harrison
Del Rey, Ballantine (hc, 249 pages)
Publication date: 8 January 2003, USA & Canada

Golden Fool: The Tawny Man, Book 2 by Robin Hobb
Bantam Spectra (hc, 520 pages)
Publication date: 8 January 2003, USA & Canada
reviewSF Site Review

Ships From the West: The Monarchies of God, Book 5 by Paul Kearney
Victor Gollancz (hc, 296 pages)
Publication date: 5 December 2002, UK
   The long-awaited conclusion to the series. Next on bmy reading list!
reviewSF Site Review of The Second Empire, Book 4

Snare by Katharine Kerr
Voyager, HarperCollins (trade, 630 pages)
Publication date: 6 January 2003, UK

The Briar King by Greg Keyes
Del Rey, Ballantine (hc, 554 pages)
Publication date: 28 January 2003, USA & Canada

Grail Prince by Nancy McKenzie
Del Rey, Ballantine (trade, 513 pages)
Publication date: 8 January 2003, USA & Canada

Castledance: The Chronicles of Fiarah, Book 1 by K.L. Morgan
TriQuest Publishing (trade, 428 pages)
Publication date: second edition 2002, USA

Everyone in Silico by Jim Munroe
Four Walls Eight Windows (trade, 242 pages)
Publication date: 18 November 2002, USA & Canada & UK
reviewSF Site Review

Waking Walt by Larry Pontius
Writer's Showcase, iUniverse (trade, 427 pages)
Publication date: 2002, USA
   A story of reviving Walt Disney from cryogenic suspension, written by a former Disney marketing exec.

Louisiana Breakdown by Lucius Shepard
Golden Gryphon (hc, 145 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): April 2003, USA

Unbound by Tim Vargo
Willowgate Press (trade, 241 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 1 March 2003, USA


Analog, March 2003, USA & Canada
Contributors to this issue include: Rajnar Vajra, Richard A. Lovett, David Alexander, Shane Tourtellotte, Lloyd Biggle, Jr., Mike Resnick.

Asimov's Science Fiction, March 2003, USA & Canada
Contributors to this issue include: Alex Irvine, Lucius Shepard, Sally Gwylan, Charles Sheffield, Stephen Baxter, Joe Haldeman.

Challenging Destiny, December 2002, Canada & USA
Contributors to this issue include: David Potori, W.D. Glenn, Jeff Dundas, Ian Creasey, K.G. McAbee, Corey Kellgren, David Switzer, and an interview with Karl Schroeder.

Fantasy & Science Fiction, March 2003, USA & Canada
Contributors to this issue include: Robert Reed, Charles Coleman Finlay, Lawrence C. Connolly, John Morressy, Dale Bailey, Kit Reed, Aaron A. Reed.

Interzone, September 2002, UK
Contributors to this issue include: Christopher Evans, Mat Coward, Claude Lalumière, Zoran Zivkovic, Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, and an interview with Ted Chiang.

Interzone, November/December 2002, UK
Contributors to this issue include: Philip Lawson (Michael Bishop & Paul Di Filippo), Daniel Kaysen, Zoran Zivkovic, Julian West, Neil Williamson, Bud Webster, and an interview with Barrington J. Bayley.

The Tarpeian Rock, Vol. 1, 2003, USA
Contributors to this issue include: Anthony P. Schiavo, Jr. & Sr., Claudio R. Salvucci, Francis W. Porretto, Keith Sloan, Robert F. Kauffmann.

3SF, Issue 2, December 2002, UK
Contributors to this issue include: James Van Pelt, Joe Haldeman, David Langford, Vaughan Stanger, Paul E. Martens, Gene Wolfe, Greg Beatty, Gus Smith Sabine Furlong, John Aegard, Colin P. Davies, plus interviews with Joe Haldeman and Megan Lindholm.
reviewSF Site Review of Issue 1

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