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March 1999

This page lists selected new SF/F/H (science fiction, fantasy, and horror) books published this month as seen in bookstores or received (by Locus Online) as review copies. This listing is independent of the comprehensive Books Received listings in Locus Magazine, which are accumulated as the online Locus Index.

Key: * = first edition, + = first US edition. Date with publisher info is official publication month; date in parentheses at paragraph end is date seen or received.

* Ash, Constance, ed Not of Woman Born (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45681-5, $6.99, 9+272pp, pb, March 1999) Original anthology of ''tales of high-tech reproduction''; 13 stories by Walter Jon Williams, Sage Walker, Susan Palwick, Jack McDevitt, etc.; plus 1 reprint by Robert Silverberg. (Tue 9 Mar 1999)

* Buckley, Christopher Little Green Men (Random House 0-679-45293-1, $24.95, 300pp, hc, March 1999) Mainstream comic millennial novel about aliens and pundits. (Tue 16 Mar 1999)

* Cadigan, Pat Lost In Space: Promised Land (HarperEntertainment 0-06-105909-9, $5.99, 201pp, pb, April 1999, cover by Keith Birdsong) Yes, it's a tie-in novel (not a novelization of last year's movie, but an original novel based on the same characters) by queen of cyberpunks Pat Cadigan. (Thu 18 Mar 1999)

Cadigan, Pat Patterns (Tor 0-312-86837-5, $13.95, 224pp, tpb, March 1999) Reprint (Ursus 1989). "Locus-Award winning" best collection of 1989; 14 stories including seminal cyberpunk tales ''Pretty Boy Crossover'', ''Angel'', ''Rock On''; with an introduction by Bruce Sterling. (Tue 9 Mar 1999)

* Datlow, Ellen, & Terri Windling, eds Silver Birch, Blood Moon (Avon 0-380-78622-2, $13.5, 11+371pp, tpb, March 1999, cover by Tom Canty) Original anthology of fairy tales reimagined for adults, by Neil Gaiman, Nancy Kress, Nalo Hopkinson, etc.; latest in a series, this time the first edition appears in trade paperback instead of hardcover. (Mon 22 Mar 1999)

* Greenberg, Martin H., ed My Favorite Science Fiction Story (DAW 0-88677-830-1, $6.99, 12+372pp, pb, March 1999, cover by Angus McKie) Reprint anthology assembling the favorite SF stories of current SF writers: Joe Haldeman chooses a story by Frederik Pohl; Pohl chooses Kornbluth; Anderson chooses Dickson; etc. Two of the selections (by Pohl and David Drake) are by C.M. Kornbluth; others are by Zelazny, Sturgeon, Blish, Malzberg, Waldrop, etc. It's notable, from the introductions, how many of the selections are favorite works dating from the selectors' early, impressionable years either as readers or as writers. (Fri 5 Mar 1999)

+ Hand, Elizabeth Black Light (HarperPrism 0-06-105266-3, $25.00, 276pp, hc, April 1999) First US edition (UK: Flamingo March 1999). Fantasy novel, not yet reviewed by Locus. (Wed 3 Mar 1999)

* Hartwell, David G., & Glenn Grant, eds Northern Suns (Tor 0-312-86461-2, $24.95, 382pp, hc, April 1999) Reprint anthology of SF by Canadian authors, including a couple not usually associated with the genre: Robertson Davies; W.P. Kinsella; Margaret Atwood. Followup to Northern Stars (1994). Appendix has an updated list of Canadian SF awards. (Mon 22 Mar 1999)

* Hogan, James P. Outward Bound (Tor 0-312-86243-1, $22.95, 220pp, hc, March 1999, cover by Vincent Di Fate) SF novel, 6th book in the Jupiter series of novels intended to capture the spirit of optimistic, golden-age SF; previous volumes have been by Jerry Pournelle, Charles Sheffield. (Wed 3 Mar 1999)

+ Jones, J.V. A Cavern of Black Ice (Warner Aspect 0-446-52414-x, $24.00, 736pp, hc, March 1999, cover by Greg Call) First US edition (UK: Orbit January 1999). Fantasy novel; Sword of Shadows, Book 1. (Mon 22 Mar 1999)

* Keyes, J. Gregory A Calculus of Angels (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-40607-9, $14.00, 406pp, tpb, April 1999, cover by Terese Nielsen) SF alternate history novel, volume 2 in the 'Age of Unreason' following last year's Newton's Cannon. (Wed 31 Mar 1999)

* Kopaska-Merkel, David C. Y2K Survivalist (Smoldering Banyan Press no isbn, $5.00, 39pp, chap, 1999) Chapbook, edition of 100 copies, ''science fiction poems of loss and recovery''. Available from the author at 1300 Kicker Rd., Tuscaloosa AL 35404, $5 postpaid. (Tue 16 Mar 1999)

* Lee, Gentry Double Full Moon Night (Bantam Spectra 0-553-09007-0, $23.95, 310pp, hc, March 1999, cover by Boris Vallejo) SF novel, sequel to Bright Messengers. (Wed 3 Mar 1999)

* Niven, Larry Rainbow Mars (Tor 0-312-86777-8, $24.95, 316pp, hc, March 1999, cover by Bob Eggleton) SF time travel novel starring Hanville Svetz, the hero of 5 time travel stories by Niven from the late '60s and early '70s -- and those five stories are included in this volume. (Wed 3 Mar 1999)

* Rice, Anne Vittorio, the Vampire: New Tales of the Vampires (Knopf 0-375-40160-1, $19.95, 292pp, hc, March 1999) Horror novel; second in the author's new series, following Pandora. (Tue 16 Mar 1999)

* Steele, Allen Sex and Violence in Zero Gee (Meisha Merlin 0-9658345-9-x, $16.00, 420pp, tpb, January 1999, cover by Ron Miller) SF collection comprising ''the complete Near Space stories'', with appendices giving a Near Space timeline and space station and spacecraft designs. Introduction by Kevin J. Anderson. (Wed 3 Mar 1999)

* Vinge, Vernor A Deepness in the Sky (Tor 0-312-85683-0, $27.95, 606pp, hc, March 1999, cover by Bob Eggleton) SF novel, sequel to Hugo-winning A Fire Upon the Deep. (Wed 3 Mar 1999)

* Williamson, Jack The Silicon Dagger (Tor 0-312-86540-6, $23.95, 303pp, hc, April 1999, cover by The Chopping Block) SF novel -- marking the author's 8th decade of publication. (Mon 22 Mar 1999)

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