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The Golems of Gotham Thane Rosenbaum (HarperPerennial 0-06-095945-2, Jan 2003, $13.95, 367pp, tp, cover by Eric Fuentecilla) Reprint (HarperCollins 2002) contemporary ghost story.
Guardians of the Flame Joel Rosenberg (Baen 0-7434-3589-3, Feb 2003, $25.00, 709pp, hc, cover by Monte Moore) [Guardians of the Flame] Reprint (SFBC 1985 as Guardians of the Flame: The Warriors) omnibus of the first three novels in the series: The Sleeping Dragon (1983), The Sword and the Chain (1984), and The Silver Crown (1985).
Home Front Joel Rosenberg (Tor/Forge 0-765-30498-8, Mar 2003, $23.95, 300pp, hc, cover by Tim Gabor) Associational mystery featuring Ernest Sparky Hemingway.
Not Really the Prisoner of Zenda Joel Rosenberg (Tor 0-765-30046-X, Jun 2003, $24.95, 383pp, hc, cover by Todd Lockwood) [Guardians of the Flame] Fantasy adventure novel, third in the swashbuckling adventure/parody series featuring Jason Cullinane, set in the universe of the Guardians of the Flame.
Dont Close Your Eyes Robert Ross (Kensington/Pinnacle 0-7860-1482-2, Jul 2003, $6.99, 478pp, pb) Horror novel. A New England town is haunted by a 300-year-old evil.
Teeka and Other Stories Ferrell Rosser (iUniverse.com/Writers Club Press 0-595-25256-7, 2002, $14.95, 251 + xi, tp) Original collection of 25 fantasy and dark fantasy stories. A print-on-demand book, available online at [www.iuniverse.com].
- ix · Foreword · fw
- · THE GRAY ORDER
- 3 · Wish Me Pretty · ss *
- 13 · The Gray Order · ss *
- 31 · Teeka · nv *
- 55 · Rssa · na *
- · THE NAMELESS CITY
- 113 · The Door · vi *
- 115 · One Early Morning · ss *
- 119 · The Visit · ss *
- 127 · One Night at the Mall · vi *
- 129 · The First Rule of Necromancy · nv *
- · THEO AND AHMURITA
- 155 · The Ship in the Window · vi *
- 157 · The Request · ss *
- 173 · The Village · ss *
- 179 · The Nightmare · ss *
- · THE OLD GOD
- 187 · For a Wish · ss *
- 191 · Look at Me · ss *
- · FORSAKEN WELLS
- 197 · The Sheriff of Forsaken Wells · ss *
- 201 · Demon with a Gun · ss *
- 207 · The Girl · ss *
- · 1OTHERS
- 227 · Carol · vi *
- 229 · The Princesss Birthday Gift · ss *
- 233 · The Lost Sailor · ss *
- 239 · Durfs Tale · ss *
- 243 · Durf the Wandering Wizard and the Village of Rattx · vi *
- 245 · The Rehearsal · ss *
- 249 · The Tale of Thraycia and Paraclese · vi *
Bittersweet Creek and Other Stories Christopher Rowe (Small Beer Press, Nov 2003, $5.00, 62pp, ph, cover by Shelley Jackson) Chapbook collection of five stories, one original. Order from Small Beer Press, 176 Prospect Ave., Northampton, MA 01060; [www.smallbeerpress.com]; [email@example.com].
- 1 · Baptism on Bittersweet Creek · ss Realms of Fantasy Apr 99
- 19 · Salley Harpe · ss Realms of Fantasy Oct 99
- 31 · The Dreaming Mountains · ss Ideomancer Unbound, ed. Chris Clarke & Mikal Trimm, Fictionwise, 2002
- 35 · Kin to Crows · ss Realms of Fantasy Jun 98
- 45 · Men of Renown · ss *
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix J. K. Rowling (Scholastic/Levine 0-439-35806-X, Jun 2003, $29.99, 870pp, hc, cover by Mary GrandPré) [Harry Potter] Young-adult fantasy, fifth in the series. The Ministry of Magic refuses to believe Voldemort is back. A deluxe, slipcased edition with different dustjacket art is also available.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix J. K. Rowling (Scholastic/Levine 0-439-35806-X, Jul 2003, $29.99, 870pp, hc, cover by Mary GrandPré) [Harry Potter] Reissue (Levine 2003) young-adult fantasy, fifth in the series. Second printing.
Visions Luis Royo (NBM 1-56163-355-0, May 2003, $19.95, 79pp, tp, cover by Luis Royo) Art book combining sketches and finished works of fantastic art. Introduction by Kevin Eastman.
Lilys Ghosts Laura Ruby (HarperCollins 0-06-051829-4, Aug 2003, $16.99, 255pp, hc, cover by Peter Ferguson) Young-adult humorous ghost mystery. A first novel.
As Above, So Below: A Novel of Peter Bruegel Rudy Rucker (Tor/Forge 0-765-30404-X, Nov 2003, $13.95, 320pp, tp, cover by Peter Breugel) Reprint (Forge 2002) associational historical novel about the artist.
Spaceland Rudy Rucker (Tor 0-765-30367-1, Jul 2003, $13.95, 301pp, tp) Reprint (Tor 2002) SF novel about contact with beings of the fourth dimension, an upgraded version of Flatland.
Roswell: Dreamwalk Paul Ruditis (Simon Pulse 0-689-85518-4, Jan 2003, $5.99, 217pp, pb) [Roswell] Novelization based on the TV show based on the Roswell High series by Melinda Metz. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film, Regency Entertainment (USA), and Monarchy Enterprises B.V.
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Ten Little Witches Paul Ruditis (Simon Pulse 0-689-86439-6, Sep 2003, $5.99, 309pp, pb) [Sabrina, the Teenage Witch] Young-adult novelization, a special Halloween edition in the series based on the TV show based on the Archie Comic. Copyrighted by Viacom Productions.
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Where in the World is Sabrina Spellman? Paul Ruditis (Simon Pulse 0-7434-4243-1, Feb 2003, $4.99, 146pp, pb) [Sabrina, the Teenage Witch] Young-adult novelization, 47th in the series based on the TV show based on the Archie Comic. Copyrighted by Viacom Productions.
Aliens and Satanic Creatures Wanted: Humans Need Not Apply Tony Ruggiero (Amber Quill Press 1-59279-898-5, Sep 2003, $14.50, 305pp, tp, cover by Trace Edward Zaber) Original collection of 39 stories, 23 previously published online. Available online at [www.amberquill.com].
- 1 · Lucky Lucifers Car Emporium · ss Triangle 46 (e-zine) Jun 99
- 11 · Electronic Bliss · ss DeathGrip e-zine Mar, 2000
- 15 · Operator · vi Dragonglass (e-zine) Mar, 2000
- 18 · Cat with a Past · ss The Fifth Dimension Apr, 2000
- 36 · Inhuman or Inhumane · ss *
- 40 · Somethings Cooking · ss The Mosh Pit (e-zine) Jul 99
- 59 · Invasion or Subversion · ss Dimensions (e-zine) May, 2000
- 64 · All Aboard! · ss Triangle 46 (e-zine) Jun 99
- 72 · Endangered Species · ss Beyond Science Fiction (e-zine) Oct 99
- 86 · Gift That Keeps on Givin · ss Triangle 46 (e-zine) Dec 99
- 89 · Reap What You Sow · ss Lunar Castles (e-zine) Sep 99
- 101 · Forgiveness · ss *
- 105 · An A-museing Tale · ss The Sixth Sense Magazine Jan, 2000
- 112 · Teachers Pet · ss Dark Moon Rising (e-zine) Jul, 2000
- 116 · Have a Nice Flight · ss AlienQ (e-zine) Aug 99
- 123 · To Protect and Serve · ss The Harrow (e-zine) May, 2000
- 141 · Going Up? · ss Triangle 46 (e-zine) Nov 99
- 148 · Games People Play · ss Alternate Realities Dec 98
- 156 · Cow Song · vi Little Red Writers (e-zine) Sep 99
- 159 · Please Make Up My Mind! · ss *
- 173 · Satisfaction · vi *
- 176 · Inoculation of a Culture · vi *
- 179 · We Are What We Have Become · ss New Fiction from the Edge Jan 99
- 198 · Differences · ss Millennium (e-zine) Spr, 2000
- 202 · The Gift of Christmas · ss *
- 206 · How Blind Is Justice? · ss *
- 216 · Wide and Wonderful Earth · ss *
- 220 · Burning Bridges · vi *
- 223 · Its a Garden Out There · ss Wide Awake Screaming (e-zine) Apr, 2000
- 231 · Pull! · ss *
- 235 · Cerebral Recyclers · ss *
- 253 · Normalcy Sucks! · ss Anotherealm (e-zine) Sep 99
- 261 · Just My Job · ss *
- 271 · Antiques · vi *
- 274 · Human Nature · ss The Fifth Dimension Jun 98
- 278 · Faith · ss *
- 282 · The End · ss *
- 286 · Freddy · ss Little Red Writers (e-zine) Feb 99
- 298 · Fulfillment · ss *
Get Out of My Mind Tony Ruggiero (Amber Quill Press 1-59279-938-8, Jun 2003, $14.50, 213pp, tp, cover by Trace Edward Zaber) [Get Out of My Mind] SF novel. Two humans are forced to join an alien United Council of Developing Worlds. Available online at [www.amberquill.com].
Mind Trap Tony Ruggiero (Amber Quill Press 1-59279-928-0, Jun 2003, $14.50, 203pp, tp, cover by Trace Edward Zaber) [Get Out of My Mind] SF novel, sequel to Get Out of My Mind. A reporter uncovers the secret activities of the alien United Council of Developing Worlds on Earth. Available online at [www.amberquill.com].
Extremes Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45934-2, Jul 2003, $6.50, 373pp, pb, cover by Greg Bridges) [Miles Flint] SF novel set in the world of The Retrieval Artist. The suspicious death of a Retrieval Artist puts Miles Flint on the trail of a Disappeared scientist.
Fantasy Life Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Pocket Star 0-7434-5631-9, Nov 2003, $7.99, 436pp, pb, cover by Rowena Morrill) Fantasy novel. A family protects mythical creatures near the Oregon coast.
X-Men Kristine Kathryn Rusch & Dean Wesley Smith (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-44095-1, Mar 2003, $6.99, 239pp, pb) [X-Men] Reissue (Del Rey 2000) novelization of the movie based on the Marvel comic book. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film. Third printing.
Grimus Salman Rushdie (Random House/Modern LIbrary 0-8129-6999-5, 2003, $13.95, 319pp, tp) Reprint (Gollancz 1975) literary fantasy novel.
The Lord of the Rings: The Art of The Two Towers Gary Russell (Houghton Mifflin 0-618-33130-1, Apr 2003, $35.00, 187pp, hc) Art book with sketches and studies for the film. Includes works by Alan Lee, John Howe, and many others. Afterword by Andy Serkis. First US edition (HarperCollins 3/03). [J. R. R. Tolkien]
The Magic Flute P. Craig Russell (NBM 1-56163-350-X, Mar 2003, $24.95, 138pp, hc, cover by P. Craig Russell) Reprint (Eclipse 1992) graphic novel adaptation of Mozarts opera, originally published in comic-book form in 1990. This is the first volume in The P. Craig Russell Library of Opera Adaptations.
The Isle of Battle Sean Russell (HarperCollins/Eos 0-380-79322-9, Jun 2003, $7.99, 451pp, pb, cover by Stephen Hickman) [Swans War] Reprint (Eos 2002) fantasy novel, book two in the Swans War trilogy.
Carlucci Richard Paul Russo (Ace 0-441-01054-7, Sep 2003, $16.00, 611pp, tp) [Frank Carlucci] Omnibus of three SF novels featuring police detective Frank Carlucci: Destroying Angel (1992), Carluccis Edge (1995), and Carluccis Heart (1997).
- 1 · Destroying Angel · n. New York: Ace, 1992
- 169 · Carluccis Edge · n. New York: Ace, 1995
- 355 · Carluccis Heart · n. New York: Ace, 1997
This Way Up Dermot Ryan & Nigel Quinlan (Aeon Press 0-9534784-1-6, Dec 2002, $12.99, 92 + 85pp, tp, cover by Arron Roebuck) Collection printed in double format, with four stories by Ryan and six (two original) by Quinlan. All but one of the reprint stories appeared originally in Albedo One. Order from Aeon Press, 8 Bachelors Walk, Dublin 1, Republic of Ireland, or online at [http://homepage.tinet.ie/albedo1/editoral.html]; add $2.00 shipping.
- 9 · The Burnished Egg · Dermot Ryan · ss Albedo One #13 97
- 29 · Thank You for This Day · Dermot Ryan · ss Albedo One #16 98
- 47 · Isolating an Element · Dermot Ryan · ss Albedo One #21, 2000
- 68 · The Last Laugh · Dermot Ryan · nv Phoenix Irish Short Stories 1997, Orion/Phoenix, 1997
- 92 · About the Author · Misc. · bg
- 9 · Limerick trilogy
- 9 · A Golden Thread · Nigel Quinlan · vi Albedo One #13 97
- 14 · Java · Nigel Quinlan · ss Albedo One #14 97
- 22 · Black Hole Road · Nigel Quinlan · ss Albedo One #15 97
- 29 · The Invisible Man Game · Nigel Quinlan · nv *
- 53 · Another Thing Coming · Nigel Quinlan · ss Albedo One #24, 2002
- 71 · QBC · Nigel Quinlan · ss *
- 85 · About the Author · Misc. · bg
World of Darkness: Dark Ages: Setite Kathleen Ryan (White Wolf 1-58846-821-6, Feb 2003, $6.99, 287pp, pb, cover by John Bolton) [World of Darkness: Dark Ages: Clan] Novelization, the fourth Clan novel in the Dark Ages series, based on the roleplaying games. Copyrighted by White Wolf.
Roswell: A New Beginning Kevin Ryan (Simon Pulse 0-689-85520-6, Jun 2003, $5.99, 238pp, pb) [Roswell] Novelization based on the TV show based on the Roswell High series by Melinda Metz. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film, Regency Entertainment (USA), and Monarchy Enterprises B.V.
Roswell: Nightscape Kevin Ryan (Simon Pulse 0-689-85521-4, Jul 2003, $5.99, 194pp, pb) Novelization based on the TV show based on the Roswell High series by Melinda Metz. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film, Regency Entertainment (USA), and Monarchy Enterprises B.V.
Children of the Shaman Jessica Rydill (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45911-3, Feb 2003, $6.50, 355pp, pb) Fantasy novel. Two teens travel to live with the shaman father they hardly remember. A first novel. First US edition (Orbit 2001).
Lust Geoff Ryman (St. Martins 0-312-31211-3, Aug 2003, $25.95, 400pp, hc) Satirical fantasy novel. First US edition (Flamingo 2001).
Berserker Prime Fred Saberhagen (Tor 0-765-30625-5, Jan 2004, $25.95, 396pp, hc, cover by Paul Youll) [Berserkers] SF novel in the Berserkers series.
Berserkers Star Fred Saberhagen (Tor 0-765-30423-6, Jun 2003, $24.95, 368pp, hc, cover by Paul Youll) [Berserker] SF novel in the Berserkers series. Notorious pilot Harry Silver takes on a passenger seeking her missing husband.
Berserkers Star Fred Saberhagen (SFBC #57936, Jul 2003, $12.50, 368pp, hc, cover by Paul Youll) [Berserker] Reprint (Tor 2003) SF novel in the Berserkers series. This is similar to the Tor edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.
A Coldness in the Blood Fred Saberhagen (Tor 0-765-34011-9, Oct 2003, $6.99, 383pp, pb, cover by Vince Natale) [Dracula] Reprint (Tor 2002) vampire novel, eighth in the Dracula series.
Empire of the East Fred Saberhagen (Tor 0-765-30742-1, Nov 2003, $17.95, 512pp, tp, cover by Vince Natale) [Empire of the East] Reprint (Ace 1979) science fantasy omnibus of revised versions of The Broken Lands (1968), The Black Mountains (1971), and Changeling Earth (1973). This has the 1979 prologue by Roger Zelazny.
Gods of Fire and Thunder Fred Saberhagen (Tor 0-765-34151-4, Sep 2003, $6.99, 319pp, pb, cover by Bob Warner) [Book of the Gods] Reprint (Tor 2002) fantasy novel, fifth in the Book of the Gods series.
A Perilous Power E. Rose Sabin (Tor 0-765-30859-2, Jan 2004, $19.95, 286pp, hc, cover by Vince Natale) [School for Sorcery] Fantasy novel, a prequel to A School for Sorcery. Trevor Blake travels to a big city to learn to use his magical gifts.
A School for Sorcery E. Rose Sabin (Tor/Starscape 0-765-34219-7, Aug 2003, $5.99, 318pp, tp, cover by Marilee Heyer) [School for Sorcery] Reprint (Tor 2002) fantasy novel, repackaged for young adults.
Idlewild Nick Sagan (Putnam 0-399-15097-8, Aug 2003, $23.95, 278pp, hc) [Idlewild] SF thriller of plague and virtual reality. A first novel by the son of Carl Sagan.
Varjak Paw S. F. Said (Random House/David Fickling Books 0-385-75019-6, May 2003, $16.95, 254pp, hc, cover by Dave McKean) [Varjak Paw] Young-adult talking animal fantasy, illustrated by Dave McKean. Mesopotamian Blue kitten Varjak wants to explore the world Outside. First US edition (David Fickling UK 2/03).
The Curse of the Zwilling Don Sakers (Speed-of-C Productions 0-9716147-2-5, Dec 2003, $19.99, 379pp, tp, cover by Caspar David Friedrich) Dark fantasy novel. Something dark has come to Patapsco University, where the Comparative Religion department deals in ancient magics. Order from Speed-of-C Productions, PO Box 265, Linthicum MD 21090-0265; [www.scatteredworlds.com].
A Voice in Every Wind Don Sakers (Speed-of-C Productions 0-9716147-5-X, Jul 2003, $7.50, 103pp, tp) [Scattered Worlds] Collection of two stories set on the planet Kaa in Sakers Scattered Worlds universe. Order from Speed-of-C Productions, PO Box 265, Linthicum MD 21090-0265; [www.scatteredworlds.com]; [firstname.lastname@example.org].
- 5 · A Voice in Every Wind · nv Amazing Jan 86
- 39 · Marching Home Again · na *
Forgotten Realms: Legacy of the Drow Collectors Edition R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast 0-7869-2908-1, Jan 2003, $19.95, 1077pp, tp, cover by Gerald Brom) [Forgotten Realms] Reprint (Wizards of the Coast 2001) omnibus of four novelizations based on the fantasy roleplaying game: The Legacy (1992), Starless Night (1993), Siege of Darkness (1994), and Passage to Dawn (1996). Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.
Forgotten Realms: The Lone Drow R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast 0-7869-3012-8, Oct 2003, $25.95, 346pp, hc, cover by Todd Lockwood) [Forgotten Realms: Hunters Blades] Novelization based on the fantasy roleplaying game. Book two in The Hunters Blades trilogy. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.
Forgotten Realms: The Thousand Orcs R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast 0-7869-2980-4, Jul 2003, $7.99, 367pp, pb, cover by Todd Lockwood) [Forgotten Realms: Hunters Blades] Reprint (Wizards of the Coast 2002) novelization based on the fantasy roleplaying game. Book one in The Hunters Blades trilogy. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.
Immortalis R. A. Salvatore (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-44122-2, May 2003, $26.95, 488pp, hc, cover by Matt Stawicki) [Demon Wars] Fantasy novel, third and final in the second DemonWars saga.
Immortalis R. A. Salvatore (SFBC #57250, May 2003, $13.50, 487pp, hc, cover by Matt Stawicki) [Demon Wars] Reprint (Del Rey 2003) fantasy novel, book three of the second DemonWars saga. This is similar to the Del Rey edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.
Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones R. A. Salvatore (Ballantine Del Rey LucasBooks 0-345-42882-X, Apr 2003, $7.99, 344pp, pb, cover by Steven D. Anderson) [Star Wars] Reprint (Del Rey 2002) Star Wars novelization of the movie. This includes 32 unpaginated pages of movie storyboards. Copyrighted by Lucasfilm.
Transcendence R. A. Salvatore (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-43044-1, May 2003, $7.99, 571pp, pb, cover by Dean Williams) [Demon Wars] Reprint (Del Rey 2002) fantasy novel, book two of the second DemonWars saga.
Under Cover of Night Mary SanGiovanni (Flesh & Blood Press 1-894815-99-8, Oct 2002, $16.00, 165pp, tp, cover by Alan M. Clark) Collection of seven stories, three original. Foreword by John R. Platt, introduction by Shikhar Dixit. This is a print-on-demand edition. Order from Flesh & Blood Press, 121 Joseph St., Bayville NJ 08721; [www.fleshandbloodpress.com].
- · Under Cover of Night, A Forward · John R. Platt · fw
- · Introduction · Shikhar Dixit · in
- 13 · The Amazing Morpheus · ss Freaks, Geeks & Sideshow Floozies, ed. Tina L. Jens & John Weagly, Twilight Tales, 2002
- 33 · The Ossibus · nv *
- 56 · Skincatchers · nv Horrorfind.com May, 2001
- 79 · Three Days · ss *
- 95 · Dust Shadows of the Dead · ss Black October Magazine #3, 2002
- 110 · Mist of Wynth · nv *
- 137 · Who Wants to Be a Survivor · nv Twilight Tales (online) Mar, 2001
- 161 · From the Author · aw
The Cave José Saramago (Harcourt/Harvest 0-15-602879-4, Oct 2003, $14.00, 307pp, tp) Reprint (Harcourt 2002) associational novel, an allegory with surreal elements, by a Nobel Prize-winning author. Translated from the Portuguese A Caverna (Editorial Caminho 2000) by Margaret Jull Costa.
Star Trek: Garth of Izar Pamela Sargent & George Zebrowski (Pocket 0-7434-0641-9, Mar 2003, $6.99, 263pp, pb) [Star Trek] Star Trek novelization. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.
Toybox Al Sarrantonio (Leisure 0-8439-5174-5, Sep 2003, $6.99, 258pp, pb) Reprint (CD Publications 2000, not seen) collection of 18 stories of supernatural horror. Introduction by Joe R. Lansdale.
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories ed. Al Sarrantonio & Martin H. Greenberg (Sterling 1-4027-0975-7, 2003, $12.95, 496pp, tp) Reprint (Barnes & Noble 1993) horror anthology.
Midnight Voices John Saul (Ballantine 0-449-00653-0, Mar 2003, $7.99, 375pp, pb) Reprint (Ballantine 2002) horror novel.
Factoring Humanity Robert J. Sawyer (Tor/Orb 0-765-30903-3, Jan 2004, $14.95, 348pp, tp, cover by Shelley Eshkar & Jan Uretsky) Reprint (Tor 1998) near-future SF novel.