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Five Worlds #1: Exile Al Sarrantonio (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45521-5, Jun 96 [May 96], $5.99, 317pp, pb, cover by Donato) [Five Worlds] SF novel. The ruler of Mars wants to control all five settled planets of the solar system, forcing the King of Earth to flee.
Black Lightning John Saul (Ballantine/Fawcett Crest 0-449-22504-6, Jul 96 [Jun 96], $6.99, 438pp, pb) Reprint (Fawcett Columbine; Bantam UK 1995) horror novel. An executed serial killers spirit possesses a crime reporters husband.
CivilWarLand in Bad Decline George Saunders (Random House 0-679-44812-8, Feb 96 [Jun 96], $22.00, 179pp, hc) Collection of seven surreal and satiric stories of the near future.
- 3 · CivilWarLand in Bad Decline · nv *
- 27 · Isabelle · ss Harpers Sep 94
- 34 · The Wavemaker Falters · ss *
- 45 · The 400-Pound CEO · ss Harpers Feb 93
- 65 · Offloading for Mrs. Schwartz · ss New Yorker Oct 5 92
- 78 · Downtrodden Marys Failed Campaign of Terror · ss *
- 88 · Bounty · na Harpers Apr 95
Delta City Felicity Savage (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45399-9, Feb 96 [Jan 96], $5.99, 383pp, pb, cover by Mel Odom) [Humility Garden] Fantasy novel, sequel to Humility Garden.
Garden of Salt Felicity Savage (SFBC #11823, Jun 96 [May 96], $14.98, 632pp, hc, cover by Doug Beekman) [Humility Garden] Omnibus of fantasy novels Humility Garden (Roc 1995) and Delta City (Roc 1996). This is a special Guild America edition, ISBN 1-56865-190-2.
- 1 · Humility Garden · n. Roc, 1995
- 275 · Delta City · n. Roc, 1996
- 628 · Cast of Characters · Misc. · ms
- 631 · Auchraug · Misc. · ms
Starplex Robert J. Sawyer (Ace 0-441-00372-9, Oct 96 [Sep 96], $5.99, 289pp, pb, cover by Doug Struthers) SF novel. A new wormhole by a Starplex space station may signal the start of an intergalactic war.
Starplex Robert J. Sawyer (SFBC #14361, Dec 96 [Nov 96], $8.98, 289pp, hc, cover by Ron Walotsky) Reprint (Ace 1996) SF novel. This hardcover edition has new jacket art; the text is that of the Ace mass-market paperback edition. The jacket lacks a price, and has the SFBC number on the back.
Carol for Another Christmas Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (Ace 0-441-00366-4, Nov 96 [Oct 96], $18.00, 200pp, hc, cover by Doron Ben-Ami) Fantasy novel. The spirit of Ebenezer Scrooge arrives in the 20th Century to teach a woman the meaning of Christmas.
The Godmothers Apprentice Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (Ace 0-441-00358-3, Aug 96 [Jul 96], $5.99, 294pp, pb, cover by Tara McGovern) [Godmother] Reprint (Ace 1995) fantasy novel, sequel to The Godmother.
Whose Song is Sung Frank Schaefer (Tor 0-312-85756-X, Mar 96 [Feb 96], $23.95, 300pp, hc, cover by Gary Ruddell) Fantasy novel. Beowulf retold with an emphasis on history.
Damascus Nights Rafik Schami (Simon & Schuster/Scribners 0-684-80265-1, Aug 95 [Mar 96], $11.00, 263pp, tp, cover by Etienne Delessert) Reprint (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1993) fantasy novel. A contemporary Arabian storyteller falls under a spell, and his friends gather to tell him stories, mostly fantasy. A first novel. Translated by Philip Boehm from the German (Beltz 1989 as Erzaehler der Nacht). We apparently missed the first edition.
Sacred Prey Vivian Schilling (St. Martins 0-312-95693-2, Jun 96 [May 96], $5.50, 279pp, pb) Reprint (Truman Press 1994) horror novel.
Nobodaddys Children Arno Schmidt (Dalkey Archive Press 1-56478-090-2, Dec 95 [Feb 96], $13.95, 236pp, tp) Omnibus of three novels in a trilogy about life in Germany from the Nazi era on. The third novel, Dark Mirrors, is a post-holocaust account of a man who believes he may be the last on Earth. Translated by John E. Woods, who discusses the publication history of the novels: Brands Heath (Rohwolt 1950), Dark Mirrors (1951), and Scenes from the Life of a Faun (1953). A hardcover edition (-083-X, $32.00) was announced but not seen.
Aliens and Alien Societies Stanley Schmidt (Writers Digest 0-89879-706-3, Mar 96 [Jan 96], $17.99, 226pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) Non-fiction, reference. A guide to creating extraterrestrial life-forms. Part of the Science Fiction Writing Series edited by Ben Bova. Available from Writers Digest, 1507 Dana Ave., Cincinnatti OH 45207.
Islands in the Sky: Bold New Ideas for Colonizing Space ed. Stanley Schmidt & Robert Zubrin (John Wiley 0-471-13561-5, Mar 96, $14.95, 259pp, tp, cover by Julian Baum) Associational non-fiction. Anthology of articles from Analog. The Library of Congress information on the copyright page lists it as Reaching for the Stars: Analogs Book of Space Exploration.
Night Sky Mine Melissa Scott (Tor 0-312-85875-2, Aug 96 [Jul 96], $24.95, 384pp, hc, cover by Nicholas Jainschigg) SF novel. An orphan on the asteroids searches for her true identity in a world where people cant exist without official identities.
Night Sky Mine Melissa Scott (SFBC #13942, Oct 96 [Sep 96], $11.98, 384pp, hc, cover by Nicholas Jainschigg) Reprint (Tor 1996) SF novel. This is similar to the Tor edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.
Shadow Man Melissa Scott (Tor 0-312-86206-7, Dec 96 [Nov 96], $13.95, 443pp, tp, cover by Nicholas Jainschigg) Reprint (Tor 1995) SF novel of a future in which there are five human sexes.
Works of Thy Hands Gyla Beth Seal & January Taylor (Royal Fireworks Press 0-88092-299-0, 1996 [Jan 96], $7.99, 186pp, tp, cover by Ruth Thompson) Young-adult SF. Children discover they are the result of their mothers genetic experiments. Order from Royal Fireworks Publishing, First Avenue, Unionville, NY 10988; 914-726-4444; add $4.00 shipping.
The Sealed Casket and Others Richard F. Searight (Necronomicon Press 0-940884-85-2, Apr 96 [May 96], $5.95, 50pp, ph, cover by Robert H. Knox) Collection of six stories and 12 poems in a weird/Lovecraftian vein, with an introduction by Franklyn Searight. This is volume two of his Collected Stories and Poems. Order from Necronomicon Press, PO Box 1304, West Warwick RI 02893.
- 5 · Introduction · Franklyn Searight · in
- 9 · The Sealed Casket · ss Weird Tales Mar 35
- 12 · The Fire-Shapes · ss *
- 23 · The Guardian of the Cairn · ss *
- 32 · Terre-Venus · ss *
- 39 · Switchboard Morse · ss *
- 42 · Sit-Down · ss *
- 46 · The New World · pm Weird Tales Apr 35
- 46 · Lazarus Awakes · pm *
- 47 · Warlock · pm *
- 47 · The Chamber of Remorse · pm Weird and Fantasy Nov/Dec 38
- 48 · To an Isolated and Deserted House on the Shores of Lake Superior · pm *
- 49 · Bridge · pm Nov 33
- 49 · The Color Combination Chart · pm *
- 49 · Ode to Malted Milk  · pm *
- 50 · The Sea  · pm *
- 50 · September  · pm *
- 50 · To D.H.S. · pm, 1934
- 50 · To Idleness  · pm *
Flight to Hollow Mountain Mark Sebanc (Eerdmans 0-8028-3794-8, Jul 96, $25.00, 412pp, hc, cover by Ted Nasmith) [Talamadh] Young-adult fantasy novel, first in the Talamadh trilogy. A boy searches for the stolen Talamadh, the harp that holds the world in harmony. A first novel.
The Quantity Theory of Insanity Will Self (Random House/Vintage 0-679-75094-0, Mar 96, $12.00, 211pp, tp) Reprint (Bloomsbury 1991) collection of six literary stories, some fantasy, some horror, all bizarre.
Man O War William Shatner (Ace/Putnam 0-399-14131-6, Apr 96 [Mar 96], $22.95, 256pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Man O War] SF novel. A career diplomat in disgrace is assigned to stop revolution on Mars.
Star Trek: The Ashes of Eden William Shatner (Pocket 0-671-52036-9, Mar 96 [Feb 96], $5.99, 309pp, pb) [Star Trek] Reprint (Pocket 1995) SF novelization. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.
Tek Kill William Shatner (Ace/Putnam 0-399-14202-9, Oct 96, $22.95, 256pp, hc, cover by Donato Giancola) [Jake Cardigan] SF novel, eighth in the Tek series. Jake Cardigan has to clear his boss of murder charges.
Tek Money William Shatner (Ace 0-441-00390-7, Dec 96 [Nov 96], $5.99, 307pp, pb, cover by Donato Giancola) [Jake Cardigan] Reprint (Ace 1995) SF novel, sixth in the Tek series.
Star Trek: The Return William Shatner, Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens (Pocket 0-671-52610-3, Apr 96 [Mar 96], $22.00, 371pp, hc) [Star Trek] Star Trek novelization. The Borg bring Kirk back to confront Picard. The co-authors are credited on the inside jacket flap and on the title page. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.
Star Trek: The Return William Shatner, Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens (SFBC #11990, Jul 96 [Jun 96], $10.98, 371pp, hc) [Star Trek] Reprint (Pocket 1996) Star Trek novelization. The co-authors are credited on the inside jacket flap and on the title page. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures. This is similar to the Pocket edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.
Draconian New York Robert Sheckley (Tor/Forge 0-312-85130-8, Jul 96 [Jun 96], $20.95, 224pp, hc, cover by Thomas Canty) Associational mystery novel featuring Hob Draconian, aging ex-hippie detective.
The Ganymede Club Charles Sheffield (SFBC #11433, Apr 96 [Mar 96], $11.98, 352pp, hc, cover by John Berkey) [Cold As Ice] Reprint (Tor 1995) SF novel, set in the same universe as Cold As Ice. This is similar to the Tor edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.
The Ganymede Club Charles Sheffield (Tor 0-812-54460-9, Oct 96 [Sep 96], $6.99, 342pp, pb, cover by John Berkey) [Cold As Ice] Reprint (Tor 1995) SF novel, set in the same universe as Cold As Ice.
Georgia on My Mind and Other Places Charles Sheffield (Tor 0-312-86225-3, Oct 96 [Sep 96], $13.95, 350pp, tp) Reprint (Tor 1995) collection.
Tomorrow and Tomorrow Charles Sheffield (Bantam Spectra 0-553-37808-2, Jan 97 [Dec 96], $13.95, 375pp, tp, cover by Bruce Jensen) SF novel. A man freezes himself and his dying wife in hope of finding a future cure, and wakes millions of years in the future.
Frankenstein Mary Shelley (Norton 0-393-96458-2, May 96 [Nov 96], $7.95, 336pp, tp, cover by Caspar David Friedrich) [Frankenstein] A critical edition of the classic horror novel, edited by J. Paul Hunter, with a section of Nineteenth-Century Responses and a collection of 12 modern essays. The novel itself is based on the 1818 Lackington first edition, with notes. A chronology and selected bibliography are included, along with related writings by Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lord Byron, and John William Polidori.
The Mortal Immortal: The Complete Supernatural Short Stories of Mary Shelley Mary Shelley (Tachyon Publications, Nov 96 [Oct 96], $10.00, 58pp, tp) Collection of five stories, with a narrative introduction by Michael Bishop. These versions of the stories were previously collected as part of Mary Shelley: Collected Tales and Stories (Johns Hopkins University Press 1976, edited by Charles E. Robinson). A limited edition of 900; also available in a signed (by Bishop), limited hardcover edition (not seen) of 100. Order from Tachyon Publications, 1459 18th Street, San Francisco CA 94107.
- ix · The Unexpected Visit of a Reanimated Englishwoman [Mary Shelleys Stories and The Unexpected Visit of a Reanimated Englishwoman] · Michael Bishop · ss The New York Review of Science Fiction Aug 96
- 1 · The Mortal Immortal: A Tale · ss The Keepsake, 1834, 1833
- 12 · Transformation · ss The Keepsake, 1831, 1830
- 26 · Roger Dodsworth: The Reanimated Englishman · ss, 1863
- 34 · The Dream · ss The Keepsake, 1832, 1831
- 46 · Valerius: The Reanimated Roman · ss
The Fires of Coventry Rick Shelley (Ace 0-441-00385-0, Nov 96 [Oct 96], $5.99, 312pp, pb, cover by Chris Moore) [Buchanan Campaign] Military SF novel, set in the same universe as The Buchanan Campaign.
Forging the Runes Josepha Sherman (Baen 0-671-87752-6, Nov 96 [Oct 96], $5.99, 410pp, pb, cover by Ruth Sanderson) [Prince of the Sidhe] Fantasy novel about a faerie prince in medieval Ireland. Book two of Prince of the Sidhe. Packaged and copyrighted by Bill Fawcett & Associates.
Lammas Night ed. Josepha Sherman (Baen 0-671-87713-5, Feb 96 [Jan 96], $5.99, 282pp, pb, cover by Victoria Poyser) Original anthology of 18 fantasy stories based on a ballad (also included) written by Lackey. The cover and title page credit the book as created by Lackey and edited by Sherman. Authors include Lackey, and S.M. Stirling. The book copyright is erroneously credited to Mercedes Lackey.
Archangel Sharon Shinn (Ace 0-441-00330-3, May 96 [Apr 96], $13.95, 390pp, tp, cover by John Jude Palencar) [Archangel] SF novel. Genetically engineered angels keep peace on a colony planet, until oracles require one to marry a human woman who has other ideas.
The Shape-Changers Wife Sharon Shinn (SFBC #11565, May 96 [Apr 96], $7.98, 200pp, hc, cover by Dorian Vallejo) Reprint (Ace 1995) fantasy novel. This hardcover edition is otherwise similar to the Ace paperback, and lacks a price and has an SFBC number on the back jacket.
City Come A-Walkin John Shirley (Eyeball Books 0-9642505-1-9, Aug 96, $10.00, 216pp, tp, cover by Rick Berry) Surreal/proto-cyberpunk SF/rocknroll novel, revised from the 1980 Dell edition. An avatar of the City of San Francisco comes to the help of a beleaguered rock club owner. Foreword by William Gibson. Order from Eyeball Books, PO Box 18539, Asheville NC 28814.
The Exploded Heart John Shirley (Eyeball Books 0-9642505-0-0, Aug 96, $10.00, 309pp, tp, cover by Rick Berry) Collection of 14 stories (one previously unpublished, the rest revised from previous publication) and the lyrics to six songs. There is a foreword by Bruce Sterling. Order from Eyeball Books, PO Box 18539, Asheville NC 28814.
- 1 · Foreword · Bruce Sterling · fw
- 11 · What He Wanted · nv Amazing Nov 75
- 53 · Tricentennial · ss Portland Scribe, 1976
- 65 · Shadow of a Snowstorm · ss Amazing Oct 77
- 91 · Cold Feet · ss One Dollar Magazine Feb 74
- 97 · Fragments of an Exploded Heart · nv *
- 119 · Seams · sg, 1982
- 129 · Parakeet · nv New Pathways Apr 87
- 155 · The Incorporated · ss IASFM Jul 85
- 177 · When Enter Came · ss Yellow Silk #33 90
- 197 · The Prince · nv When the Musics Over, ed. Lewis Shiner, Bantam Spectra, 1991
- 225 · V, H, and You · ss Zyzzyva, 1991
- 239 · Where Its Safe · ss R.E.M #2 92
- 261 · A Walk Through Beirut · nv Newer York, ed. Lawrence Watt-Evans, Roc, 1991
- 291 · Epilogue · ss *
- 300 · Youre the Reason · sg, 1996
- 301 · Found You in the Dark · sg, 1996
- 302 · (lyric fragment) · sg, 1996
- 303 · Id Like to See You in Black · sg, 1996
- 304 · Nightmare Epiphany · sg, 1996
- 308 · The Horsemen Arrive · sg, 1996
Silicon Embrace John Shirley (Mark V. Ziesing 0-929480-44-9, Nov 96 [Oct 96], $29.95, 282pp, hc, cover by Paul Mavrides) Near-future SF novel of cybernetic shamanism and secrets in a civil-war-torn US, and the truth about whats going on in Area 51. A signed, limited edition (-44-7, $65.00) was announced but not seen. Order from Mark V. Ziesing, PO Box 76, Shingletown CA 96088.
Let the Drum Speak Linda Lay Shuler (Morrow 0-688-12834-3, Jun 96 [Jul 96], $25.00, 446pp, hc, cover by Bryant Eastman) [Time Circle] Prehistoric Native American novel with fantasy elements, third in the Time Circle Quartet.
MindQuakes: Stories to Shatter Your Brain Neal Shusterman (Tor 0-812-55197-4, May 96 [Apr 96], $3.99, 118pp, tp, cover by Robert Papp) Original collection of ten young-adult horror stories, plus an afterword describing the inspiration for each.
- 1 · Yardwork · ss *
- 13 · Calebs Colors · ss *
- 29 · Ralphy Shermans Jacuzzi of Wonders · ss *
- 36 · Number Two · vi *
- 39 · The Soul Exchange · ss *
- 53 · Damiens Shadow · ss *
- 68 · Terrible Tannenbaum · ss *
- 81 · Dead Letter · ss *
- 85 · Boy on a Stoop · ss *
- 99 · Retaining Walls · ss *
- 115 · Where They Came From · aw *
The Scorpion Shards Neal Shusterman (Tor 0-812-52465-9, Oct 96, $4.99, 234pp, pb, cover by Gabriel Picart) [Star Shards Chronicles] Reprint (Tor 1995) young-adult fantasy novel. Teen outcasts confront evil.
Shards of Empire Susan Shwartz (Tor 0-312-85716-0, Apr 96 [Mar 96], $23.95, 383pp, hc, cover by Richard Bober) [Shards of Empire] Fantasy novel of 10th-century Byzantium.
Shards of Empire Susan Shwartz (Tor 0-812-54817-5, Dec 96 [Nov 96], $5.99, 455pp, pb, cover by Richard Bober) [Shards of Empire] Reprint (Tor 1996) fantasy novel of 10th-century Byzantium.
Sisters in Fantasy 2 ed. Susan Shwartz & Martin H. Greenberg (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45503-7, Apr 96 [Mar 96], $5.99, 348pp, pb, cover by Mel Odom) Original anthology of 23 fantasy stories by women writers. Authors include Mercedes Lackey, Rebecca Ore, and Patricia McKillip.
Dragon Charmer Ruth Siburt (Royal Fireworks Press 0-88092-350-4, 1996 [Aug 96], $6.99, 93pp, tp, cover by Ruth Thompson) Young-adult SF/fantasy novella. A girl in 2080 is obsessed with dragons, and finds a magic library book that will leader her to both dragons and her missing father.
Majipoor Chronicles Robert Silverberg (HarperPrism 0-06-105485-2, Jul 96 [Jun 96], $5.99, 385pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) [Majipoor] Reprint (Arbor House 1981) SF collection.
The Mountains of Majipoor Robert Silverberg (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57327-6, Feb 96 [Jan 96], $5.99, 225pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) [Majipoor] Reprint (Bantam Spectra; Macmillan UK 1995) short novel in the world of Majipoor.
Starborne Robert Silverberg (Bantam Spectra 0-553-10264-8, Jun 96 [May 96], $22.95, 291pp, hc, cover by Bruce Jensen) SF novel. Stagnant Earth sends a colony ship to another galaxy in hopes of revitalization.