Anvil, Christopher, edited by Eric C. Flint :
The Trouble with Humans
(Baen 1416521429, $15, 372pp, trade paperback, August 2007, cover art Bob Eggleton)
Collection of 13 stories first published from 1957 through 1990 in various magazines including Astounding/Analog, Galaxy, and Fantastic Universe. This follows last year's compilation The Trouble with Aliens.
Baen's site has this description with links to the texts of four of the stories.
Beagle, Peter S. :
The Last Unicorn
(Roc 0760783748, $9.95, 07+288pp, hardcover, July 2007, cover art Leo & Diane Dillon)
"Deluxe" hardcover edition of the classic fantasy novel about a unicorn in search of others of her kind. This edition includes the sequel novelette, 2005 Hugo Award winner "Two Hearts", plus a conversation with the author and a bibliography.
Wikipedia has this long entry summarizing the book and exploring its themes.
The "unofficial" section of Beagle's website has this page of cover images of earlier editions, with a summary.
Brooke, Keith, & Nick Gevers, eds. :
Infinity Plus: The Anthology
(UK: BL Publishing/Solaris 978-1-84416-489-9, £9.99, 687pp, trade paperback, August 2007, cover illustration Dominic Harman)
Anthology of 26 stories that were archived on the website Infinity Plus, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. This volume combines two earlier limited-edition anthologies from PS Publishing, Infinity Plus One (2001), and Infinity Plus Two (2003).
Authors include Michael Swanwick, James Patrick Kelly, Jeff VanderMeer, Kim Stanley Robinson, Lucius Shepard, Michael Moorcock, and Terry Bisson.
The publisher's site has this description; the Infinity Plus site has this page with a description and complete list of authors.
Ellison, Harlan :
(Tachyon/Edgeworks Abbey 978-1-892391-48-3, $14.95, 318pp, trade paperback, September 2007, cover painting Arthur Suydam)
(First edition: Houghton Mifflin, November 1980)
Collection of 16 stories. One is a collaboration with Haskell Barkin, first published in 1967; the others were first published from 1975 to 1980, and include notable titles "Jeffty Is Five" (winner of the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Jupiter, and British Fantasy awards), novella "All the Lies that Are My Life", "Count the Clock that Tells the Time" (Locus award winner), and the title story "Shatterday".
Ellison provides a book introduction and longish (2-3 pages each) introductions to each story.
Tachyon Publications has a description of the book on its Coming Soon page.
Ellison's site has this page for the book, with comments about the book, and descriptions of the first few stories, by Rick Wyatt.
Gaiman, Neil :
(HarperFantasy 0-06-124048-6, $6.99, 336pp, mass market paperback, August 2007)
(First edition: DC Comics/Vertigo, October 1998)
Movie tie-in edition of Gaiman's fantasy novel about a young man's adventures in faerie, with illustrations by Charles Vess. Harper issued a trade paperback of the book last year.
It won both the Mythopoeic Award in 1999 for Adult Literature, and the Geffen Award for best fantasy book.
The publisher's site has this description, with a "Browse Inside" feature including an excerpt.
The film version, starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Charlie Cox, and Claire Danes, opened last month.
Gerrold, David :
The Martian Child
(Tor 0-765-32003-7, $12.95, 190pp, trade paperback, September 2007)
(First edition: Tor/Forge, June 2002)
Movie tie-in edition of Gerrold's short novel about a gay man adopting a teenaged son who thinks he's a Martian. It was expanded from his 1994 Hugo and Nebula winning novelette of the same name.
Tor's website has this page about the book, with an excerpt.
Amazon's "search inside" feature includes an excerpt. Wikipedia has this entry about the book.
The film version, opening November 2nd in the US, stars John Cusack, Joan Cusack, Amanda Peet, and Bobby Coleman. The official site, www.martianchild.com, has a gallery and a synopsis, the latter suggesting that the protagonist in the film is a widower, not a single gay man as in the original story.
Niven, Larry :
(Tor 0-765-31824-5, $15.95, 534pp, trade paperback, August 2007)
(First edition: Tor, September 1990)
Collection of 31 fiction and nonfiction pieces, presented as a best of Niven collection when first published in 1990. Contents include excerpts from several novels, including Ringworld, Protector, and The Mote in God's Eye (written with Jerry Pournelle); stories "All the Myriad Ways", "The Fourth Profession", "Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex", "Inconstant Moon", "The Hole Man", and "The Return of William Proxmire"; and articles "Niven's Laws" and "The Alien in Our Minds".
There are also introductions "On Niven" by David Brin, Gregory Benford, Frederik Pohl, and others, a main introduction to the book by Tom Clancy, and a bibliography.
Tor's website has this page about the book.
Amazon's "search inside" feature includes the table of contents and an excerpt.
Piper, H. Beam, & :
(Cosmos 0843959118, $6.99, 252pp, mass market paperback, August 2007, cover art Michael Whelan)
SF novel about Federation explorers trying to determine if a cute alien species is sentient or not, in order to decide if their planet can be exploited or not.
It's generally regarded as Piper's masterpiece, and was a 1963 Hugo Award finalist.
The novel is available from Project Gutenberg.
The publisher issued a trade paperback edition last year; the edition listed here is a mass market paperback.
Amazon's "search inside" feature includes an excerpt.
Resnick, Mike :
(Pyr 978-1-59102-546-7, $15, 322pp, trade paperback, August 2007, cover illustration Bob Eggleton)
(First edition: Tor, September 1988)
SF novel, subtitled "A Legend of Past and Future", about a future historian trying to locate the tusks of the legendary Kilimanjaro Elephant.
The book was a Nebula Award finalist and was shortlisted for the year's Arthur C. Clarke Award.
Pyr's website has this page about the book.
Amazon has the Publishers Weekly review: "Resnick's fluent writing and respect for African cultures and wildlife are not always enough to rescue the numerous vignettes about the tusks' various owners over the centuries; some are smoothly ironic while others descend into gimmickry, culminating in an overall pleasant story that just misses being truly memorable."
van Vogt, A. E. :
(Orb 0-312-85236-3, $13.95, 255pp, trade paperback, July 2007, cover art Hubert Rogers)
SF novel, first published as a serial in Astounding Science Fiction in 1940 and in book form in 1946, about a genetically-bred telepathic mutant in a future prejudiced against mutants, or 'slans'.
One of the major novels of SF's "Golden Age", it prompted the phrase "fans are slans" and was the prototype for any number of SF plots about oppressed victims of their inferiors.
This edition has an introduction by Kevin J. Anderson, who has just published authorized sequel Slan Hunter.
Tor's website has this description and an excerpt.
Wikipedia has this summary.