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The Figure in the Shadows John Bellairs (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-036337-8, Jan 93, $3.50, 155pp, pb, cover by Bart Goldman) [Lewis Barnavelt] Reprint (Dial 1975) young-adult fantasy novel, second book of the Lewis Barnavelt series, with the original illustrations by Mercer Mayer.
The Ghost in the Mirror John Bellairs (Penguin/Dial 0-8037-1370-3, May 93, $14.99, 169pp, hc, cover by Edward Gorey) [Lewis Barnavelt] Young-adult fantasy novel, a sequel to The House with a Clock in Its Walls trilogy. This was unfinished when Bellairs died last year, and is the first of several partial manuscripts to be completed by Brad Strickland, who is credited on the title page.
The House with a Clock in Its Walls John Bellairs (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-036336-X, Jan 93, $3.50, 179pp, pb, cover by Bart Goldman) [Lewis Barnavelt] Reprint (Dial 1973) young-adult fantasy novel, first book of the Lewis Barnavelt series, with the original illustrations by Edward Gorey.
The Letter, the Witch, and the Ring John Bellairs (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-036338-6, Jan 93, $3.50, 188pp, pb, cover by Bart Goldman) [Lewis Barnavelt] Reprint (Dial 1976) young-adult fantasy novel, third book of the Lewis Barnavelt series, with the original illustrations by Richard Egielski.
The Mansion in the Mist John Bellairs (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-034933-2, May 93 [Apr 93], $3.99, 170pp, tp, cover by Edward Gorey) [Anthony Monday] Reprint (Dial 1992) young-adult mystery/fantasy novel featuring Anthony Monday, who discovers a chest that transports he and his friends to another world which is plotting the destruction of Earth. This was published posthumously, and is Bellairs last complete work.
The Vengeance of the Witch-Finder John Bellairs & Brad Strickland (Penguin/Dial 0-8037-, Sep 93 [Aug 93], $14.99, 156pp, hc, cover by Edward Gorey) [Lewis Barnavelt] Young-adult fantasy novel in the Lewis Barnavelt series. Lewis visits his English cousin and unleashes demonic forces in the garden maze. Second novel completed by Strickland after Bellairs death.
Machine Rene Belletto (Grove Press 0-8021-1437-7, Nov 93 [Oct 93], $21.00, 359pp, hc) Literary horror novel of a serial killer whose personality is transferred into his therapists body, allowing him to escape and continue to kill. Translated from the French by Lanie Goodman. This was originally published in France as La Machine in 1990.
The Broken Goddess Hans Bemmann (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45348-4, Jan 94 [Dec 93], $9.00, 216pp, tp, cover by Steve Crisp) Fantasy novel about an academic transported into a fairy tale world. Translated from the German (Thienemanns 1990) by Anthea Bell. First American edition (Penguin UK 1993).
The Magic that Works: John W. Campbell and the American Response to Technology Albert I. Berger (Borgo Press 0-89370-275-7, Jun 93 [Sep 93], $20.00, 231pp, tp) Non-fiction, criticism. A study of Campbells life and work, focusing on his achievements as an editor. A hardcover edition (-175-0, $30.00) was announced but not seen. Available from Borgo Press, PO Box 2845, San Bernardino CA 92406-2845. [John W. Campbell, Jr.]
Ravenloft: Tapestry of Dark Souls Elaine Bergstrom (TSR 1-56076-571-2, Mar 93 [Feb 93], $4.95, 310pp, tp, cover by Clyde Caldwell) [Ravenloft] Dark fantasy novelization based on the Ravenloft game.
Butterfly & Hellflower Eluki bes Shahar (SFBC #00785, Jun 93 [May 93], $12.98, 632pp, hc, cover by Peter Scanlan) [Butterfly St. Cyr] Omnibus of three space opera novels featuring interstellar smuggler Butterfly St. Cyr, Hellflower (DAW 1991), Darktraders (DAW 1992), and Archangel Blues (DAW 1993). This edition lacks an ISBN and price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.
- · Hellflower · n. New York: DAW, 1991
- · Darktraders · n. New York: DAW, 1992
- · Archangel Blues · n. New York: DAW, 1993
Hellflower #3: Archangel Blues Eluki bes Shahar (DAW 0-88677-543-4, Feb 93 [Jan 93], $3.99, 252pp, pb, cover by Nicholas Jainschigg) [Butterfly St. Cyr] Sf space opera novel; third book of a series featuring interstellar smuggler Butterfly St. Cyr.
Swashbuckling Editor Stories ed. John Gregory Betancourt (Wildside Press 1-880448-22-X, Nov 93 [Oct 93], $7.95, 128pp, tp, cover by Pat Morrissey) Original anthology of 17 stories about sf, fantasy, and horror editors, two reprints. A numbered hardcover edition (-20-3) and a lettered and double lettered hardcover edition (-21-1) were announced but not seen. Order from The Wildside Press, 37 Fillmore St., Newark NJ 07105.
Suckers Anne Billson (Macmillan Atheneum 0-689-12189-X, Oct 93, $20.00, 312pp, hc, cover by Doris Kloster) Horror novel about yuppie vampires in London. First hardcover and first American edition (Pan 1993).
Maneater Sophie Galleymore Bird (Masquerade/Rhinoceros 1-56333-103-9, May 93 [Sep 93], $6.95, 237pp, pb) Literary erotic Frankenstein tale about a young man who creates the perfect woman.
Monkey Brain Sushi ed. Alfred Birnbaum (Kodansha International 4-7700-1688-3, Sep 93 [Aug 93], $9.95, 304pp, tp, cover by Natsumi Kawakami) Reprint (Kodansha 1991) anthology of 11 stories, mostly fantasy, translated from the Japanese by the editor and others.
Star Trek, the Next Generation #25: Grounded Dave Bischoff (Pocket 0-671-79747-6, Mar 93 [Feb 93], $5.50, 273pp, pb) [Star Trek, the Next Generation] Star Trek novelization.
Aliens: Genocide David Bischoff (Bantam 0-553-56371-8, Jan 94 [Dec 93], $4.99, 281pp, pb, cover by David Dorman) [Aliens] Sf novelization, third book of a series based on the Dark Horse Comics graphic novels based on the films Alien and Aliens. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox.
Philip K. Dick Is Dead, Alas Michael Bishop (Tor/Orb 0-312-89002-8, Jan 94 [Dec 93], $12.95, 341pp, tp, cover by Tom Canty) Reprint (Tor 1987 as The Secret Ascension) sf novel, a Philip K. Dick pastiche with PKD as a character.
Bears Discover Fire Terry Bisson (Tor 0-312-85411-0, Nov 93 [Oct 93], $19.95, 254pp, hc, cover by Nicholas Jainschigg) Collection of 19 stories, with an afterword by the author. The first printing left out the drawings that belong in The Shadow Knows, so the book went back to press immediately. The two editions are identical except for the difference in the one story, and both are called first editions on the copyright page.
- 11 · Bears Discover Fire · ss IASFM Aug 90
- 24 · The Two Janets · ss IASFM Nov 90
- 34 · Theyre Made Out of Meat · vi Omni Apr 91
- 38 · Over Flat Mountain · ss Omni Jun 90
- 55 · Press Ann · ss IASFM Aug 91
- 64 · The Coon Suit · ss F&SF May 91
- 68 · George · ss Pulphouse Oct 93
- 78 · Next · ss F&SF May 92
- 88 · Necronauts · nv Playboy Jul 93
- 121 · Are There Any Questions? · vi Interzone Aug 92
- 127 · Two Guys from the Future · ss Omni Aug 92
- 142 · The Toxic Donut · vi Science Fiction Age Jul 93
- 147 · Canción Autentica de Old Earth · ss F&SF Oct/Nov 92
- 152 · Partial People · vi *
- 155 · Carls Lawn and Garden · ss Omni Jan 92
- 167 · The Message · ss Asimovs Oct 93
- 172 · England Underway · nv Omni Jul 93
- 199 · By Permit Only · ss Interzone Jul 93
- 206 · The Shadow Knows · nv Asimovs Sep 93
- 251 · Afterword · aw
Terror Australis: The Best of Australian Horror ed. Leigh Blackmore (Coronet Australia 0-340-58455-6, Jul 93 [Sep 93], A$12.95, 348pp, tp, cover by Grant V. Faint) Anthology of 28 horror stories by Australian writers, 20 apparently original. With an introduction by the editor, who says this is the first Australian mass-market horror anthology.
Dark Moon Legacy Volume 1: The Curse Cynthia Blair (HarperPaperbacks 0-06-106158-1, Oct 93 [Sep 93], $3.99, 310pp, pb) [Dark Moon Legacy] Young-adult gothic horror novel, first book of a new series about a young man seeking to free himself from an ancient family curse, and the girl who loves him despite it. Packaged by Daniel Weiss & Associates and copyrighted by them and the author.
Dark Moon Legacy Volume II: The Seduction Cynthia Blair (HarperPaperbacks 0-06-106151-4, Nov 93 [Oct 93], $3.99, 309pp, pb) [Dark Moon Legacy] Young-adult gothic horror novel, second book of a series about a young man struggling to free himself from an ancient family curse. Packaged by Daniel Weiss & Associates and copyrighted by them and the author.
Dark Moon Legacy Volume III: The Rebellion Cynthia Blair (HarperPaperbacks 0-06-106160-3, Dec 93, $3.99, 312pp, pb) [Dark Moon Legacy] Young-adult gothic horror novel, third book of a series about a young man struggling to free himself from an ancient family curse. Packaged by Daniel Weiss & Associates and copyrighted by them and the author.
Temptation Cynthia Blair (Ballantine 0-345-38329-X, Jul 93 [Sep 93], $14.00, 338pp, hc, cover by Donna Diamond) Fantasy romance about a young divorced mother who playfully makes three wishes in front of a statue that just happens to have the power to make them come true.
Temptation Cynthia Blair (SFBC #00606, Nov 93 [Oct 93], $8.98, 338pp, hc, cover by Donna Diamond) Reprint (Ballantine 1993) fantasy romance about a young divorced mother who playfully makes three wishes in front of a statue that just happens to have the power to make them come true. Similar to the Ballantine edition except this lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.
Chiller Sterling Blake (Bantam 0-553-09376-2, Aug 93 [Jul 93], $21.95, 485pp, hc, cover by Larry Lurin) Sf/medical thriller about cryogenics.
Science Fiction Stories ed. Edward Blishen (Kingfisher 1-85697-889-3, 1993 [Aug 93], $6.95, 253pp, tp, cover by Angus McKie) Anthology of ten stories and ten novel excerpts, with illustrations by Karin Littlewood. First American edition (Kingfisher 1988).
Mysteries of the Worm Robert Bloch (Chaosium 1-56882-012-7, Nov 93 [Dec 93], $9.95, 263pp, tp) A revised and expanded edition of Blochs collected Cthulhu Mythos stories (Zebra 1981). This edition contains three additional stories, revised texts of three others, plus a new introduction by Robert M. Price, with the introduction by Lin Carter and the afterword by the author from the original edition following the text.
- i · Introduction · Robert M. Price · in
- 10 · The Secret in the Tomb · ss Weird Tales May 35
- 18 · The Suicide in the Study · ss Weird Tales Jun 35
- 24 · The Shambler from the Stars · ss Weird Tales Sep 35
- 34 · The Faceless God · ss Weird Tales May 36
- 50 · The Grinning Ghoul · ss Weird Tales Jun 36
- 60 · The Dark Demon · ss Weird Tales Nov 36
- 72 · The Mannikin · ss Weird Tales Apr 37
- 88 · The Brood of Bubastis · ss Weird Tales Mar 37
- 102 · The Creeper in the Crypt · ss Weird Tales Jul 37
- 114 · The Secret of Sebek [Sebek (unnamed narrator)] · ss Weird Tales Nov 37
- 130 · Fane of the Black Pharaoh · ss Weird Tales Dec 37
- 150 · The Sorcerers Jewel [as by Tarleton Fiske] · ss Strange Stories Feb 39
- 164 · The Unspeakable Betrothal · ss Avon Fantasy Reader 9, ed. Donald A. Wollheim, Avon Publishing Co., 1949
- 178 · The Shadow from the Steeple · nv Weird Tales Sep 50
- 198 · Notebook Found in a Deserted House · nv Weird Tales May 51
- 218 · Terror in Cut-Throat Cove · nv Fantastic Jun 58
- 255 · Afterword · aw
- 259 · Demon-Dreaded Lore · Lin Carter · in
Once Around the Bloch Robert Bloch (Tor 0-312-85373-4, Jul 93 [Jun 93], $22.95, 416pp, hc) Non-fiction. Blochs autobiography, with black & white photos.
Monsters in Our Midst ed. Robert Bloch (Tor 0-312-85049-2, Nov 93 [Oct 93], $20.95, 303pp, hc, cover by Joe DeVito) Original anthology of 17 horror stories, with an introduction by Bloch. Copyrighted by Bloch and Martin H. Greenberg.
Psycho-Paths ed. Robert Bloch (Tor 0-812-50340-6, Dec 93, $4.99, 295pp, pb, cover by Bill Sienkiewicz) Reprint (Tor 1991) original horror anthology of 17 stories featuring psychokillers, with an introduction by Bloch. Copyrighted by Bloch and Martin H. Greenberg.
Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys Francesca Lia Block (HarperTrophy 0-06-447095-4, Jun 93 [May 93], $3.95, 121pp, pb, cover by Wendy Braun) [Weetzie Bat] Reprint (HarperCollins 1992) young-adult fantasy novel, third book of the Weetzie Bat series. Cherokee Bat and Witch Baby form a rock group and learn about the dangers of fame and magic.
Ecstasia Francesca Lia Block (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45260-7, May 93 [Apr 93], $9.00, 183pp, tp, cover by Mel Odom) [Ecstasia] Fantasy novel based on the Orpheus myth, set in a strange land where a brother and sister and their rock band Ecstasia must face the perils of the underworld. Recommended (SW).
Missing Angel Juan Francesca Lia Block (HarperCollins 0-06-023004-5, Oct 93, $14.00, 138pp, hc, cover by Chris Michaels) [Weetzie Bat] Young-adult fantasy novel, fourth book in the Weetzie Bat series. Witch Baby follows the boy she loves to New York City and meets the ghost of a man who was almost her grandfather.
Classic Horror Writers ed. Harold Bloom (Chelsea House 0-7910-2226-9, Nov 93 [Sep 93], $12.95, 180pp, tp) Non-fiction, criticism. Biographical notes, critical excerpts, and bibliographies on 12 19th-century writers of horror and gothic fiction. Available from Chelsea House, 300 Park Ave. S., New York NY 10010.
X, Y Michael Blumlein (Dell Abyss 0-440-21374-6, Nov 93 [Oct 93], $4.99, 338pp, pb) Horror novel of a man who finds himself in a womans body and has to adjust to his new existence and learn to use the power it brings him.
Taminy Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff (Baen 0-671-72174-7, Jun 93 [May 93], $4.99, 426pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) Fantasy novel of a woman sent back to save her people after serving a century as the voice of their god.
A Hannes Bok Treasury Hannes Bok (Underwood-Miller 0-88733-158-0, Jun 93, $17.95, 87pp, tp, cover by Hannes Bok) Art book, a collection of illustrations by classic author/artist Hannes Bok, with an introduction by Ray Bradbury. A hardcover edition (-157-2, $29.95) is also available. Order from Underwood-Miller, 708 Westover Dr., Lancaster PA 17601.
Otherwise Margaret Wander Bonanno (St. Martins 0-312-09358-6, Aug 93 [Jul 93], $19.95, 306pp, hc, cover by Adam Niklewicz) [Others] Sf novel, third book of The Others series.
Ficciones Jorge Luis Borges (Random House/Knopf Everymans Library 0-679-42299-4, May 93 [Dec 93], $15.00, 142pp, hc) Reprint (Grove 1962) collection of literary fables and fantasies, all later reprinted in Labyrinths. Translated from the Spanish by Anthony Kerrigan, with an introduction by John Sturrock.
Accursed Wives Bruce Boston (Night Visions, Feb 93, $3.50, unpaginated, ph, cover by Ree Young) Collection of poems about the wives of various horror fiction stock evils, with illustrations by Ree Young. Order from Night Visions, Ree Young, Rt. 2, Box 357, Troy NC 27371.
- · Curse of the Shapeshifters Wife · pm *
- · Curse of the Werewolfs Wife · pm Weird Tales Fll 88
- · Curse of the Aliens Wife · pm IASFM Aug 90
- · Curse of the Sasquatchs Wife · pm IASFM Aug 89
- · Curse of the Devils Wife · pm Amazing Nov 88
- · Curse of the Brujos Wife · pm *
- · Curse of the Monsters Wife · pm Grue #7 88
- · Curse of the Ghosts Wife · pm IASFM Jan 89
- · Curse of the Demons Wife · pm IASFM Aug 87
- · Curse of the Angels Wife · pm *
- · Curse of the Telepaths Wife · pm *
- · Curse of the Mad Scientists Wife · pm Amazing Jul 88
Night Eyes Bruce Boston (Chris Drumm Books 0-936055-55-3, Feb 93, $4.50, 64pp, ph) Collection of eight stories. A signed edition (-56-1, $8.00) was announced but not seen. Order from Chris Drumm Books, PO Box 445, Polk City IA 50226.
- 7 · The Eyes of the Crowd · nv Nocturne #1 88
- 18 · Headed for Prime Time · ss Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine Issue 4, ed. Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Pulphouse, 1989
- 23 · Skulls and Thighs · ss; the first section appeared as a prose poem titled Biker in Berkeley Poets Cooperative.
- 28 · The Scissors-in-the-Arm Story · ss Hardware #1 89
- 34 · The Animist · ss Amazing May 90
- 42 · Animal Husbandry · ss Masques #4, ed. J. N. Williamson, 1991
- 50 · Curse of the Aliens Wife · ss EOTU Apr 91; the first section appeared as a poem in IASFM Aug 90.
- 53 · Silver Bird, Dark Beast · ss SPWAO Showcase #8 92