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Mood Shifts Dan Weiss (Black Plankton Press 0-9611236-1-3, Nov 98 [Feb 99], 168pp, tp, cover by Cathy Buburuz) Reprint (Black Plankton Press 1996) SF novel of a world where personality changes can be bought at the local Mood Shifts outlet. This is a heavily revised fourth edition. Available from Black Plankton Press, PO Box 1351, Cobb CA 95426; postage included in price.
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Age of Aquariums David Cody & Bobbi J. G. Weiss (Pocket Archway 0-671-02676-3, Mar 99, $4.50, 165pp, pb) [Sabrina, the Teenage Witch] Young-adult novelization, 20th in the series based on the TV show based on the Archie Comic. Copyrighted by Viacom Productions.
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Prom Time David Cody & Bobbi J. G. Weiss (Pocket Archway 0-671-02816-2, May 99, $4.50, 163pp, pb) [Sabrina, the Teenage Witch] Young-adult novelization, 21st in the series based on the TV show based on the Archie Comic. Copyrighted by Viacom Productions.
Beyond the Gates Catherine Wells (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45696-3, Jun 99 [May 99], $6.99, 342pp, pb, cover by Paul Youll) SF novel. Scientists called to identify an unknown creature upset a planet settled by an isolationist religious group.
Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress Upon Human LIfe and Thought H. G. Wells (Dover 0-486-40673-3, 1999 [Jul 99], $9.95, 179 + xvi, tp, cover by Jeff A. Menges) Reprint (Tauschnitz 1902) associational non-fiction, a collection of predictive essays. This has the authors preface to the 1914 edition and a new introduction by Martin Gardner.
The Annotated H.G. Wells 5: When the Sleeper Wakes: A Critical Text of the 1899 New York and London First Edition H. G. Wells & Leon Stover (McFarland 0-7864-0666-6, Nov 99, $55.00, 465pp, hc) Critical edition of the classic SF novel, edited and with introduction and appendices by Leon Stover. Order from McFarland & Company, Box 611, Jefferson NC 28640; 800-253-2187; add $4.00 postage.
The Death of the Necromancer Martha Wells (Avon Eos 0-380-78814-4, Jul 99, $6.99, 573pp, pb, cover by Jean Pierre Targete) [Element of Fire] Reprint (Avon Eos 1998) fantasy mystery novel, set in the same world as The Element of Fire. A Nebula nominee.
Science Fiction Collectibles Identification & Price Guide Stuart W. Wells, III (Krause Publications 0-87341-684-8, Mar 99, $19.95, 249pp, tp) Non-fiction guide to thousands of SF collectibles, mostly media-related and largely not text-based, but there are separate sections on books (classics and media tie-ins), and brief coverage of pulp magazines. Order from Krause Publications, Book Department PR99, 700 E. State St., Iola WI 54990-0001; credit card orders 800-258-0929; add $3.25 shipping.
Black on Black K. D. Wentworth (Baen 0-671-57788-3, Feb 99 [Jan 99], $6.99, 341pp, pb, cover by Patrick Turner) [Black on Black] SF novel. A felinoid raised by humans seeks his roots and finds a hostile welcome.
Empire of the Ants Bernard Werber (Bantam 0-553-57352-7, Feb 99 [Jan 99], $5.99, 307pp, pb, cover by Honi Werner) Reprint (Bantam UK 1996) SF novel of ants and a mysterious cellar. Translated by Margaret Rocques from the French (Albin 1991 as Les Fourmis).
The Shining Court Michelle West (DAW 0-88677-837-9, Aug 99 [Jul 99], $6.99, 737pp, pb, cover by Jody A. Lee) [Sun Sword] Fantasy novel, third in the Sun Sword series. Demon-made masks appear for the Festival of the Moon in Tor Leonne.
More Binscombe Tales: Sinister Sutangli Stories John Whitbourn (Ash-Tree Press 1-899562-72-9, Apr 99, C$53.00, xvi+225pp, hc, cover by Alan Hunter) Collection of 12 supernatural stories, five original, set in the Downs Country of southern England. The afterword and introduction by Whitbourn discuss the story series. This edition is limited to 500 copies. A world-wide edition available in the US for $40.00 and in the UK for £25.00.
- xi · Foreword · Anon. · fw *
- xiii · An Overview and Cheerio, or A Sutangli Speaks! · fw *
- 3 · It Has Been Said... [Binscombe] · ss Binscombe Tales, Haunted Library, 1989
- 16 · No Truce with Kings [Binscombe] · ss Binscombe Tales, Haunted Library, 1989
- 32 · Let the Train Take the Strain [Binscombe] · ss Binscombe Tales, Haunted Library, 1989
- 42 · Rollover Night [Binscombe] · ss Rollover Night, Haunted Library, 1990
- 60 · Yankee Go Home [Binscombe] · ss *
- 73 · Canterburys Dilemma [Binscombe] · ss *
- 91 · Every Little Breeze... [Binscombe] · ss All Hallows #2 90
- 101 · Oh, I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside (Within Reason) [A Binscombe Tale for Summer; Binscombe] · ss Haunted Library Publications, 1996
- 123 · But After This, the Judgement [Binscombe] · ss *
- 140 · Itll All be Over by Christmas [Binscombe] · ss *
- 152 · I Could a Tale Unfold
[Binscombe] · ss Rollover Night, Haunted Library, 1990
- 177 · Up from the Cellar, or, England Expects! [Binscombe] · ss *
- 199 · Stories Ill Never Get Round to Writing · aw *
- 225 · Sources · Misc. · bi *
A Century of Welsh Myth in Childrens Literature Donna R. White (Greenwood Press 0-313-30570-6, Jul 98 [Jan 99], $55.00, 162pp, hc) Non-fiction, a historical overview of the use of Welsh myth in YA fiction, from the 19th century to the present. Discusses works based on the Mabinogion, from retellings to fiction by authors including Kenneth Morris, Alan Garner, Lloyd Alexander, Susan Cooper, and Jenny Nimmo. There are notes, bibliography and index. This is dated 1998, but not seen until now. Order from Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, Box 5007, Westport CT 06881; credit card orders: 800-225-5800.
Double Contact James White (Tor 0-312-87041-8, Oct 99, $24.95, 300pp, hc, cover by John Berkey) [Sector General] SF novel in the Sector General series. An ambulance mission into unknown space leads to first contact with two new races.
Mind Changer James White (Tor 0-812-54196-0, Sep 99 [Aug 99], $6.99, 301pp, pb, cover by John Berkey) [Sector General] Reprint (Tor 1998) SF novel in the Sector General series. Chief psychologist OMara retires.
Eagle Against the Stars Steve White (Baen 0-671-57846-4, Jan 2000 [Dec 99], $6.99, 282pp, pb, cover by Stephen Hickman) SF novel. Aliens force America to trade with them as a first step in taking over the planet.
Emperor of Dawn Steve White (Baen 0-671-57797-2, May 99 [Apr 99], $6.99, 365pp, pb, cover by Larry Elmore) [Prince of Sunset] SF novel, sequel to Prince of Sunset. An interstellar Empire needs heroes out of legend to save it.
The Book of Merlyn T. H. White (Ace 0-441-00663-9, Oct 99, $12.00, 193pp, tp) [Once and Future King] Reprint (University of Texas Press 1977) fantasy novel, companion to The Once and Future King.
The Sword in the Stone T. H. White (Dell Laurel-Leaf 0-440-98445-9, Sep 99 [Aug 99], $5.50, 288pp, pb, cover by Tristan Elwell) [Once and Future King] Reissue (Collins 1938) young-adult Arthurian fantasy novel, first in the series published collectively as The Once and Future King. 44th printing.
Trapped Between the Lash and the Gun Arvella Whitmore (Penguin/Dial 0-8037-2384-9, Jan 99, $16.99, 185pp, hc, cover by David Kahl) Young-adult time-travel fantasy. An African-American boy planning to join a contemporary gang travels back in time to a slave plantation.
The Fort at Rivers Bend Jack Whyte (Tor/Forge 0-312-86597-X, Apr 99, $24.95, 351pp, hc, cover by Edward Miller) [Camulod Chronicles: Sorcerer] Historical Arthurian novel, fifth book in The Camulod Chronicles. First US edition (Viking Canada 1997 as The Sorcerer: Book One: The Fort at Rivers Bend).
The Singing Sword Jack Whyte (Tor 0-812-55139-7, Apr 99 [Mar 99], $6.99, 542pp, pb, cover by Edward Miller) [Camulod Chronicles] Reissue (Viking Canada 1993) historical Arthurian novel, second book in The Camulod Chronicles, now retitled The Dream of Eagles. Second printing.
The Sorcerer: Metamorphosis Jack Whyte (Tor/Forge 0-312-86598-8, Jun 99, $23.95, 352pp, hc, cover by Edward Miller) [Camulod Chronicles: Sorcerer] Historical Arthurian novel narrated by Merlin, second in The Sorcerer subseries, sixth book overall in The Camulod Chronicles. First US edition (Viking Canada 1997).
World of Darkness: Toreador Stewart Wieck (White Wolf 1-56504-801-6, Feb 99, $5.99, 262pp, tp, cover by John Van Fleet) [World of Darkness] Dark fantasy novel based on the Clan roleplaying games. Copyrighted by White Wolf.
RanVan: Magic Nation Dian Wieler (Groundwood Books 0-88899-316-1, Oct 98 [Dec 99], $7.95, 229pp, tp, cover by Ludmilla Temertey) [RanVan] Reprint (Groundwood Books Canada 1997) young-adult fantasy novel, third in a trilogy.
Where Garagiola Waits and Other Baseball Stories Rick Wilber (University of Tampa Press 1-879852-61-6, Jun 99 [May 99], $24.95, 168pp, hc) Collection of seven stories, one original, most fantasy or SF, plus four essays on baseball, and a poem. Wilber discusses how baseball, family, and writing came together in these pieces in the introduction and notes to each story. Order from the University of Tampa Press, 401 West Kennedy Blvd, Tampa FL 33606; add $2.50 shipping.
- · Major Days · pm
- ix · Introduction · in
- 13 · Run Down West · ss The Many Faces of Fantasy Souvenir Book, World Fantasy Convention, 1996
- 30 · Straight Changes · ss F&SF Apr 98
- 49 · Hey, Nineteen · ar Tampa Tribune, 1994
- 55 · Connecting · ar Tampa Tribune, 1994
- 61 · One More Step · ar The Boston Globe Magazine, 1998
- 67 · The Babe, the Iron Horse, and Mr. McGillicuddy · Rick Wilber & Ben Bova · nv Asimovs Mar 97
- 92 · Stephen to Cora to Joe · nv *
- 119 · Sixty Feet and Sinking · ss Spitball, 1991
- 128 · Bridging · ss Phobias, ed. Wendy Webb, Richard Gilliam, Edward E. Kramer & Martin H. Greenberg, Pocket Books, 1994
- 146 · Where Garagiola Waits · ss F&SF Apr 97
- 161 · Spring Training Days · ar Tampa Tribune, 1997
- 166 · Homer · pm Asimovs Aug 97
The Whispering Gorilla/Return of the Whispering Gorilla Don Wilcox & David V. Reed (Gryphon Books 1-58250-012-6, Dec 98 [Jan 99], $20.00, 192pp, tp, cover by Ron Turner) Anthology/omnibus of two pulp stories, featuring Don Wilcoxs novelette The Whispering Gorilla (first book publication), and the sequel by David V. Reed, Return of the Whispering Gorilla, in its first US edition (World Distributors 1950 as The Whispering Gorilla). Reed is a pen name for David Vern. Philip Harbottles introduction explains how bibliographic errors led to the belief that Wilcoxs story was part of the World Distributors book. An edition signed by Wilcox (-013-4, $40.00) was announced but not seen. Available from Gryphon Books, PO Box 209, Brooklyn NY 11228-0209; add $1.00 postage.
The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde (Oxford University Press 0-19-210031-9, May 99 [Apr 99], $13.50, 218pp, hc) [Dorian Gray] Reprint (Ward, Lock & Co. 1891) literary fantasy novel, with a new introduction by Edmund White. Part of the Oxford Worlds Classics series.
The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde (Tor 0-812-56711-0, Sep 99, $3.99, 237pp, pb, cover by George Bush) [Dorian Gray] Reprint (Ward, Locke & Co. 1891) classic literary fantasy/horror novel. Foreword and afterword by Nancy Springer.
Defense for the Devil Kate Wilhelm (St. Martins 0-312-19854-X, Apr 99, $24.95, 389pp, hc, cover by Marc Yankus) [Barbara Holloway] Associational courtroom mystery, the fourth featuring attorney Barbara Holloway.
Defense for the Devil Kate Wilhelm (Harlequin/Mira 1-55166-628-6, Dec 99, $5.99, 443pp, pb) [Barbara Holloway] Reprint (St. Martins 1999) associational courtroom mystery, the fourth featuring attorney Barbara Holloway.
The Good Children Kate Wilhelm (Ballantine/Fawcett Crest 0-449-00455-4, Mar 99 [Feb 99], $6.99, 262pp, pb) Reprint (St. Martins 1998) associational psychological, quasi-gothic character study.
Grimoire Kim Wilkins (Random/Arrow Australia 0-09-183918-1, 1999 [Sep 99], A$14.95, 625pp, pb, cover by Louise Lister) Horror novel. Students try to restore a Victorian grimoire that will let them call up Satan.
The Infernal Kim Wilkins (Random/Arrow Australia 0-09-183417-1, 1997 [Sep 99], A$14.95, 478pp, pb) Horror novel. Winner of the Aurealis Awards for Best Fantasy and Best Horror novel. This was published in 1997, but not seen until now.
Charmed: The Power of Three Eliza Willard (Pocket Pulse 0-671-04162-2, Nov 99 [Oct 99], $4.99, 181pp, pb) Young-adult novelization, the first based on the TV show about three contemporary witches. Copyrighted by Spelling Television.
Andy Nebula: Interstellar Rock Star Edward Willett (Roussan Publishers 1-896184-52-9, 1999 [Jul 99], $6.95, 166pp, tp, cover by Mico) Young-adult SF novel of a streetkid from a backwater who becomes an interplanetary rock star. Order from University of Toronto Press; 800-565-9523. For information: Roussan Publishers, 2110 Decarie Blvd, Suite 100, Montreal QC H4A 3J3 Canada, or P.O. Box 156, Schuyler Falls NY 12985, USA.
The Dark Unicorn Edward Willett (Royal Fireworks Press 0-88092-414-4, Jul 98 [Mar 99], $7.99, 158pp, tp, cover by Ruth Thompson) Young-adult fantasy. A travelling musician opposes the evil Red Knight with the help of a magic amulet. This is dated 1998, but not seen until now. Order from Royal Fireworks Publishing, First Avenue, Unionville, NY 10988; 914-726-4444; add $4.00 shipping.
PSI/Net Billy Dee Williams & Rob MacGregor (Tor 0-312-86766-2, Jul 99 [Jun 99], $22.95, 254pp, hc, cover by Cliff Neilson) [Calloway] SF psychic thriller. Drugs used by CIA agents in remote viewing experiments have long-delayed psychic aftereffects.
Evergence: The Prodigal Sun Sean Williams & Shane Dix (Ace 0-441-00672-8, Nov 99, $6.99, 393pp, pb, cover by Bob Warner) [Evergence] SF novel, first in a trilogy, revised signicantly from The Unknown Soldier (Aphelion 1995). Morgan Roche, an intelligence officer for the Commonwealth of Empires, is attacked while transporting an AI called The Box.
Otherland: Mountain of Black Glass Tad Williams (DAW 0-88677-849-2, Sep 99 [Aug 99], $24.95, 689pp, hc, cover by Michael Whelan) [Otherland] Near-future SF novel, third in the series about intrigue and global conspiracy conducted in a fantasy virtual reality. Forces converge on a virtual Troy.
Otherland: Mountain of Black Glass Tad Williams (SFBC #05108, Oct 99, $12.50, 689pp, hc, cover by Michael Whelan) [Otherland] Reprint (DAW 1999) near-future SF/virtual reality fantasy novel, third in the series. This is similar to the DAW edition, except it lacks a price, and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.
Otherland: River of Blue Fire Tad Williams (DAW 0-88677-844-1, Sep 99 [Aug 99], $7.50, 675pp, pb, cover by Michael Whelan) [Otherland] Reprint (DAW 1998) near-future SF novel, second in the series about intrigue in fantasy virtual reality.
The Rift Walter J. Williams (HarperPrism 0-06-105294-9, Aug 99 [Jul 99], $26.00, 726pp, hc, cover by John Berkey) SF thriller of a massive quake on the New Madrid fault in the mid-US. The author also writes as Walter Jon Williams.
The Searchers, Book Three: Siege of Stone Chet Williamson (Avon 0-380-79189-7, Mar 99 [Feb 99], $5.99, 338pp, pb) [Searchers] X-files-ish SF novel in the series about psychic government operatives tracking unexplained phemomena.
The Haunt J. N. Williamson (Leisure 0-8439-4543-5, Jul 99 [Jun 99], $4.99, 363pp, pb) Horror novel of a family haunted by a dangerously over-protective spirit.
The Collected Stories of Jack Williamson, Volume One: The Metal Man and Others Jack Williamson (Haffner Press 1-893887-02-2, May 99 [Jul 99], $32.00, 543pp, hc) Collection of nine stories and an essay, all dating from 1928-1931 and presented in chronological order, plus an appendix of letters and contest entries. There is a foreword by Hal Clement and an afterword by Williamson. A signed, slipcased, limited edition of 100 (-03-0, $100.00) is also available. Order from Haffner Press, 5005 Crooks Rd, Suite 35, Royal Oak MI 48073-1239; add $5.00 postage.
- xv · Jack Williamson, Speculator · Hal Clement · in
- 1 · Scientifiction, Searchlight of Science · ed Amazing Stories Quarterly Fll 28
- 3 · The Metal Man · ss Amazing Dec 28
- 15 · The Girl from Mars · Jack Williamson & Miles J. Breuer · nv Science Fiction Series #1 29
- 33 · The Alien Intelligence · na Science Wonder Stories Jul 29 (+1)
- 101 · The Second Shell · nv Air Wonder Stories Nov 29
- 129 · The Green Girl · na Amazing Mar 30 (+1)
- 227 · The Cosmic Express · ss Amazing Nov 30
- 239 · The Birth of a New Republic · Jack Williamson & Miles J. Breuer · n. Amazing Stories Quarterly Win 31
- 427 · The Prince of Space · na Amazing Jan 31
- 499 · The Meteor Girl · ss Astounding Mar 31
- 521 · Afterword · aw
- 527 · Appendix
- 528 · Pictures in Color · lt Amazing Oct 27
- 529 · Some Constructive Criticism · lt Amazing Oct 28
- 531 · Why I Want a Remington Noiseless Portable Typewriter · ms
- 532 · A Reader Who Wants Short Stories · lt Amazing Jun 29
- 533 · Tremendous Contribution to Civilization · ms Science Wonder Stories Jun 29
- 535 · The Amazing Work of Wells and Verne · ed Amazing Stories Quarterly Win 29
- 537 · Race Memory Has No Record of Death · ms Science Wonder Stories Jan 30
- 539 · More Preferences · lt Astounding Aug 30
The Collected Stories of Jack Williamson, Volume Two: Wolves of Darkness Jack Williamson (Haffner Press 1-893887-04-9, Sep 99 [Nov 99], $32.00, 529pp, hc) Collection of 10 stories, plus five essays and letters, from 1931 to 1933. There is a foreword by Harlan Ellison, and an afterword by Williamson. A signed, slipcased, ltd ed of 100 (-05-7, $100.00) is also available. Haffner Press, 5005 Crooks Rd, Suite 35, Royal Oak MI 48073-1239; add $5.00 postage. email: email@example.com; web www.rust.net/haffner/; 248-288-4765 (no credit card orders)
- xv · And Now, Ladies and Gentlemen, a Man Who Needs No Introduction · Harlan Ellison · in
- 1 · The Lake of Light · nv Astounding Apr 31
- 29 · Through the Purple Cloud · ss Wonder Stories May 31
- 49 · The Doom from Planet 4 · ss Astounding Jul 31
- 71 · Twelve Hours to Live! · ss Wonder Stories Aug 31
- 81 · The Stone from the Green Star · n. Amazing Oct 31 (+1)
- 243 · Wolves of Darkness · na Strange Tales of Mystery and Terror Jan 32
- 315 · The Moon Era · na Wonder Stories Feb 32
- 371 · The Pygmy Planet · nv Astounding Feb 32
- 397 · Red Slag of Mars · Jack Williamson & Laurence Schwartzman · nv Wonder Stories Quarterly Spr 32
- 439 · The Lady of Light · na Amazing Sep 32
- 511 · Afterword · aw
- 515 · Appendix
- 516 · The Earths Tail · lt Wonder Stories Jun 31
- 517 · Prize Winning Letters · Misc. · lt Wonder Stories Nov 31
- 521 · Jack Williamson to His Own Defence · lt Amazing Jun 32
- 523 · Pygmy Planet Science · lt Astounding Nov 32
- 525 · Huge Skull Gazes Weirdly from Ad Building Window · ar New Mexico Lobo Jan 13 33
Darker Than You Think Jack Williamson (Tor/Orb 0-312-86992-4, Dec 99, $14.95, 268pp, tp) Reprint (Fantasy Press 1948) werewolf novel. This has the illustrations by David G. Klein from the 1984 Bluejay edition, and a new introduction by Douglas E. Winter.
The Ruler of Fate and Xandulu Jack Williamson (Gryphon Books 1-58250-017-7, May 99 [Apr 99], $20.00, 161pp, tp) Omnibus publication of two SF short novel/novellas, in first book publication for both. The introduction by Harbottle discusses the stories history. Available from Gryphon Publications, PO Box 209, Brooklyn NY 11228-0209; add $1.00 postage.
- 3 · Introduction · Philip Harbottle · in
- 14 · The Ruler of Fate · na Weird Tales Apr 36 (+2)
- 83 · Xandulu · na Wonder Stories Mar 34 (+2)
The Silicon Dagger Jack Williamson (Tor 0-312-86540-6, Apr 99 [Mar 99], $23.95, 303pp, hc) SF thriller. A brothers murder leads to investigation that uncovers a secret new technology.
The Silicon Dagger Jack Williamson (Tor 0-812-54042-5, Jan 2000 [Dec 99], $6.99, 334pp, pb) Reprint (Tor 1999) SF thriller.
The Stone from a Green Star Jack Williamson (Gryphon Books 1-58250-025-8, Oct 99, $20.00, 184pp, tp, cover by Ron Turner) SF pulp novel originally published in Amazing Stories in 1931, with detailed introduction by Philip Harbottle exploring the story and the state of SF when it was written. Available from Gryphon Publications, PO Box 209, Brooklyn NY 11228-0209; add $1.00 postage.
The Iron God/Tomorrow Jack Williamson & E. C. Tubb (Gryphon Books 1-58250-004-5, Jul 99 [Jun 99], $12.00, 46 + 41pp, ph, cover by Ron Turner) Chapbook anthology of two SF stories, the Tubb original, printed in the style of the classic Ace Doubles. Introduction to the Williamson story by Philip Harbottle. Available from Gryphon Publications, PO Box 028209, Brooklyn NY 11228-0209; 718-646-6126; add $1.00 postage.