Barnes, Steven : Zulu Heart(Warner Aspect 0-446-61195-6, $6.99, 636pp, mass market paperback, February 2004, cover art Craig Nelson)
(First edition: Warner Aspect, March 2003)
Alternate history novel, follow-up to Lion's Blood (2002), set in a North America colonized by Africans using European slaves.
Baxter, Stephen : Evolution(Del Rey 0-345-45783-8, $7.5, 647pp, mass market paperback, February 2004, cover art Ashley Wood)
(First edition: UK: Gollancz, November 2002)
Epic historical SF novel covering 65 million years of human evolution--"a James Michener" novel in the author's own words.
Carey, Jacqueline : Kushiel's Avatar(Tor 0-765-34753-9, $7.99, 750pp, mass market paperback, March 2004, jacket art John Jude Palencar)
(First edition: Tor, April 2003)
Fantasy novel, third and final volume in the erotic/BDSM trilogy that began with Kushiel's Dart (2001) and continued with Kushiel's Chosen (2002).
Elliott, Kate : The Gathering Storm(DAW 0-7564-0132-1, $7.99, 977pp, mass market paperback, February 2004, cover art Jody Lee)
(First edition: DAW, February 2003)
Fantasy novel, fifth in the author's "Crown of Stars" series, following King's Dragon (1997), Prince of Dogs (1998), The Burning Stone (1999), and Child of Flame (2000).
Gemmell, David : White Wolf(Del Rey 0-345-45832-x, $7.5, 462pp, mass market paperback, March 2004, cover art John Picacio)
(First edition: Ballantine Del Rey, April 2003)
Heroic fantasy novel, subtitled "A Novel of Druss the Legend", part of the author's Drenai series taking place immediately before the author's first novel Legend (1984), according to the PW review on the Amazon page.
Gibson, William : Pattern Recognition(Berkeley 0-425-19293-8, $14, 356pp, trade paperback, February 2004)
(First edition: Putnam, February 2003)
Contemporary novel, a quasi-SF thriller set in the present day, about a woman with an allergy to corporate logos trying to track down the source of fragmentary video footage posted on the Web.
Marks, Laurie J. : Fire Logic(Tor 0-812-56653-X, $6.99, 359pp, mass market paperback, March 2004, cover art Charles Keegan)
(First edition: Tor, May 2002)
Fantasy novel set in a world where those born with magic talent are known as elementals, aligned with earth, air, fire, or water. A sequel, Earth Logic, is due this month in hardcover.
McMullen, Sean : Voyage of the Shadowmoon(Tor 0-765-34713-X, $7.99, 552pp, mass market paperback, February 2004, cover art Todd Lockwood)
(First edition: Tor, December 2002)
Fantasy novel, first book in "The Moonworlds Saga". The next book, Glass Dragons, is due in April, and is enthusiastically reviewed by Nick Gevers in the March '04 issue of Locus
Nix, Garth : Abhorsen(Eos 0-06-052873-7, $7.99, 518pp, mass market paperback, January 2004, cover art Leo & Diane Dillon)
(First edition: HarperCollins/Eos, January 2003)
YA Fantasy novel, third in the popular sequence following Sabriel and Lirael.
Schmidt, Stanley : Which Way to the Future?(Tor 0-765-30105-9, $15.95, 255pp, trade paperback, January 2004, cover art Rick Fischer/Masterfile)
(First edition: Tor, December 2001)
Nonfiction collecton of 35 essays originally published as editorials in Analog, with an introduction by Marvin Minsky.
Turtledove, Harry, ed. : Alternate Generals II(Baen 0-7434-7186-5, $7.99, 378pp, mass market paperback, March 2004, cover art Dru Blair)
(First edition: Baen, July 2002)
Anthology of 13 alternate history stories about generals, including Patton, Napoleon, Custer, etc. Authors include Roland J. Green, Harry Turtledove, and William Sanders.
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