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Comics Prose: Short Stories by Comics Writers ed. Nat Gertler (About Comics 0-9716338-6-X, Jun 2004, $9.95, 176pp, tp) Original anthology of 11 stories, four reprints, by comic book writers. Authors include Mike Baron, Steve Englehart, and Marv Wolfman.
- 7 · A Personal Touch · Kurt Busiek · ss *
- 17 · Louise [Ms. Michael Tree] · Max Allan Collins · ss Deadly Allies, ed. Robert J. Randisi & Marilyn Wallace, Doubleday Perfect Crime, 1992
- 39 · Its a Bird, Its a Plane, Its Feldman · Paul Dini · ss *
- 47 · Ring of Fire · Mike Baron · ss *
- 65 · Report on a Broken Bridge · Dennis ONeil · ss EQMM Dec 71
- 83 · How Coyote Dissed the Sky · Steve Englehart · ss *
- 97 · Toto, I Have a Feeling Were Not in Kansas Anymore · Jeff Millar · ss Orbit 17, ed. Damon Knight, Harper & Row, 1975
- 115 · Life in Fur · Nat Gertler · ss *
- 127 · Celiphyss · Marv Wolfman · ss *
- 141 · Open Call · Neil Kleid · ss *
- 157 · The Black 59 · Bill Mumy & Peter David · ss Shock Rock, ed. Jeff Gelb, Pocket, 1992
Dreams of the Desert Wind Kurt R. A. Giambastiani (Fairwood Press 0-9746573-3-6, Sep 2004, $17.99, 252pp, tp) Contemporary fantasy novel, a supernatural mystery of the Middle East and a Bedouin woman with an earth-shattering secret. Order from Fairwood Press, 5203 Quincy Ave. SE, Auburn WA 98092; [www.fairwoodpress.com].
From the Heart of the Storm Kurt R. A. Giambastiani (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45955-5, Jan 2004, $6.99, 352pp, pb, cover by David Cook) [Fallen Cloud] Western/alternate-history SF novel, fourth in the Fallen Cloud series begun in The Year the Cloud Fell.
Weird Trails, April 1933 ed. Abner Gibber (Wildside Press 0-8095-1150-9, Nov 2004, $19.95, 122pp, tp, cover by Ed Ward) Original anthology/magazine, a faux facsimile of an imaginary pulp magazine of supernatural cowboy stories, with 13 stories by authors including Ron Goulart, Mike Resnick, P.D. Cacek and Ray Faraday Nelson. Order from Wildside Press, PO Box 301, Holicong PA 18928-0301; [www.wildsidepress.com].
Neuromancer William Gibson (Ace 0-441-01203-5, Nov 2004, $25.00, 371pp, hc) Reissue (Ace 1984) SF novel, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick awards. This 20th Anniversary Edition has a new introduction by Gibson discussing dated aspects of the novel, as well as the 2000 afterword by Jack Womack.
Pattern Recognition William Gibson (Berkley 0-425-19293-8, Feb 2004, $14.00, 357pp, tp, cover by Benita Raphan) Reprint (Putnam 2003) quasi-SF novel set in the present.
Honor Bound Lazette Gifford (Yard Dog Press 1-893687-46-5, Feb 2004, $6.00, 57pp, ph, cover by Matthew Taggert) [Inner Worlds Council] Chapbook original collection of two SF stories set in her world of the Inner Worlds Council. Order from Yard Dog Press, 710 W Redbud Lane, Alma AR 72921-7247; [email@example.com]; [www.yarddogpress.com].
- 7 · For the Honor of the Hunt · nv *
- 33 · Playing with Fire · nv *
Saying Uncle Greg F. Gifune (December Girl Press 1-929653-51-4, 2003, $15.99, 142pp, tp) Horror novel with possible fantasy elements, based on the eponymous short story. December Girl Press, 37 Earlham Way, Warwick RI 02886; [www.decembergirlpress.com].
The Basilisk and Other Tales of Dread R. Murray Gilchrist (Ash-Tree Press 1-55310-053-0, May 2003, $45.00, 187 + xvi, hc, cover by Paul Lowe) Collection of 24 stories, all the authors known weird tales (two humorous), including the contents of The Stone Dragon and Other Tragic Romances (Methuen 1894). Edited and with an introduction by John Pelan & Christopher Roden. This is a limited edition of 500; it is dated 2003, but not seen until now.
- ix · The Tragedies of R. Murray Gilchrist · John Pelan & Christopher Roden · in
- 3 · The Crimson Weaver · ss The Yellow Magazine
- 9 · The Stone Dragon · ss
- 29 · The Lovers Ordeal · ss The London Magazine Jun 05
- 37 · The Manuscript of Francis Shackerley · ss
- 49 · Midsummer Madness · ss
- 61 · The Return · ss The National Observer
- 67 · Dame Inowslad · ss
- 71 · The Lost Mistress · ss The Stone Dragon and Other Tragic Romances, London: Methuen, 1894
- 79 · Witch In-Grain · ss The National Observer
- 83 · The Basilisk · ss The National Observer
- 89 · The Noble Courtesan · ss
- 95 · The Writings of Althea Swarthmoor · ss
- 103 · Roxana Runs Lunatick · ss The Stone Dragon and Other Tragic Romances, London: Methuen, 1894
- 107 · The Grotto at Ravensdale · ss
- 117 · Excerpts from Withertons Journal: Also a Letter of Crystallas · ss
- 123 · My Friend · ss
- 135 · The Madness of Betty Hooton · ss
- 143 · Bubble Magic · ss
- 151 · Dryas and Lady Greenleaf · ss
- 157 · The Priests Pavan · ss
- 163 · A Night on the Moor · ss
- 173 · The Pageant of Ghosts · ss
- · Appendix:
- 179 · The Panicle · ss
- 187 · A Witch in the Peak · ss
- 187 · Sources and Acknowledgements · Misc. · bi
Surfing Samurai Robots Mel Gilden (ibooks 0-7434-7926-2, May 2004, $6.99, 252pp, pb, cover by Dave Dorman) [Zoot Marlowe] Reprint (Lynx 1988) humorous SF novel. Copyrighted by Byron Preiss Visual Publications.
Grails: Quests of the Dawn ed. Richard Gilliam, Martin H. Greenberg & Edward E. Kramer (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45964-4, Jan 2004, $6.99, 388pp, pb, cover by Paul Youll) Reprint (Roc 1994) anthology of 21 stories and four poems about the Holy Grail. Afterword by Fritz Leiber. All but four of the stories appeared originally as part of Grails: Quests, Visitations and Other Occurences (Unnameable Press 1992).
The Silken Shroud ElizaBeth Gilligan (DAW 0-7564-0179-8, Apr 2004, $6.99, 480pp, pb, cover by David Bowers) [Silken Magic] Historical fantasy novel, second in the Silken Magic series. In an alternate Renaissance Italy, Alessandras fiancé Mandero takes up the search for her body, helped by her spirit.
Staying Dead Laura Anne Gilman (Harlequin/Luna 0-373-80209-9, Aug 2004, $13.95, 344pp, tp) [Retrievers] Contemporary urban fantasy/mystery novel, first in the Retrievers trilogy. A magic user who specializes in retrieving clients stolen property finds her latest target inhabited by an angry ghost.
T*witches #10: Destinys Twins H. B. Gilmour & Randi Reisfeld (Scholastic 0-439-49232-7, Feb 2004, $4.99, 211pp, tp, cover by David Loew) [T*witches] Young-adult fantasy novel. Twin sisters with strange powers fight evil.
Gettysburg Newt Gingrich & William R. Forstchen (St. Martins Griffin 0-312-30936-8, May 2004, $14.95, 463pp, tp, cover by Don Troiani) [Gettysburg] Reprint (St. Martins 2003) alternate-history novel of the American Civil War, the first in a trilogy. A Thomas Dunne book.
Grant Comes East Newt Gingrich & William R. Forstchen (St. Martins 0-312-30937-6, Jun 2004, $24.95, 404pp, hc, cover by Don Troiani) [Gettysburg] Alternate history novel of the American Civil War, the second in a trilogy. A Thomas Dunne book.
Grant Comes East Newt Gingrich & William R. Forstchen (SFBC #1164187, Aug 2004, $12.49, 404pp, hc, cover by Don Troiani) [Gettysburg] Reprint (St. Martins 2004) alternate-history novel of the American Civil War, the second in a trilogy. This is similar to the St. Martins edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.
Brazilian Science Fiction: Cultural Myths and Nationhood in the Land of the Future M. Elizabeth Ginway (Bucknell University Press 0-8387-5564-X, May 2004, $50.00, 288pp, hc, cover by Ionaldo Cavalcanti) Non-fiction, a critical overview of the development of SF in Brazil from 1960 to 2000, with particular focus on the effects of modernization and the military dictatorship from 1964-85. This includes notes, bibliography, and index. Order from Associated University Presses, 2010 Eastpark Blvd., Cranbury NJ 08512; [AUP440@aol.com].
Borrowed Flesh Sèphera Girón (Leisure 0-8439-5257-1, Mar 2004, $6.99, 340pp, pb) Horror novel. A witch learns the secret of immortality, but it has a steep price.
Dark Centauri John Glasby (Gryphon Books 1-58250-067-3, Jul 2004, $15.00, 119pp, tp, cover by Ron Turner) SF novel. Philip Harbottle discusses Glasbys writing career in the introduction. First US edition (John Spencer 1954 as by Karl Ziegfried). Gryphon SF Re-Discovery Series #50. Available from Gryphon Books, PO Box 209, Brooklyn NY 11228-0209; [www.gryphonbooks.com].
Daughter of Exile Isabel Glass (Tor 0-765-30745-6, Mar 2004, $24.95, 365pp, hc, cover by Kinuko Craft) [Daughter of Exile] Fantasy novel. The daughter of an exiled nobleman finds herself unprepared for the intrigues of court life.
Matrix Dreams and Other Stories James C. Glass (Fairwood Press 0-9746573-1-X, May 2004, $17.99, 222pp, tp) Collection of 21 stories, four original. Introduction by John Dalmas. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online at [www.fairwoodpress.com], or from Fairwood Press, 5203 Quincy Ave. SE, Auburn WA 98092.
- 10 · Introduction · John Dalmas · in
- 12 · Dirty Snowballs · ss Analog May 96
- 26 · The Mask of Eridani · ss Talebones Spr, 2000
- 36 · Matrix Dreams · ss Talebones Fll 96
- 47 · Honeymoon Hotel · ss Midnight Zoo v1 #5 91
- 57 · The Coming of the Light · ss Figment #13 93
- 62 · Last Climb Together · ss Midnight Zoo
- 70 · Deezee · ss Aboriginal SF Fll 92
- 83 · Sarahs Child · ss Midnight Zoo v2 #4 92
- 91 · Regatta · ss Aboriginal SF Sum 93
- 101 · A Good Dig · ss Talebones Fll 95
- 112 · War Machine · ss Talebones Win, 2001
- 115 · Daddys Little Girls · ss *
- 132 · Passages · ss Figment #14 93
- 145 · Bingo Heaven · ss *
- 153 · Taking Charge · ss Talebones Spr 96
- 167 · Radio-Man · ss *
- 178 · The Trial of Heinrich Volger · ss Doppelgänger Mar 92
- 190 · Jet Dancer · ss Aboriginal SF Sep/Oct 90
- 201 · Cassandra and the Bad Man · ss *
- 208 · Shadows · ss Analog Jan 99
- 218 · Robbie · vi Talebones Spr 98
The Cold Equations & Other Stories Tom Godwin (Baen 0-7434-8849-0, Sep 2004, $7.99, 541pp, pb, cover by Clyde Caldwell) Reprint (Baen 2003) collection of eight stories and the novel The Survivors (1958).
Oceans Within Eugene Goheen (Goheen, Eugene 1-59113-471-4, Jan 2004, $14.95, 192pp, tp, cover by Kris Schivo) SF novel. A microbiologist investigates the mystery of why he has dolphin genes. This is a print-on-demand book, available online at [www.booklocker.com].
On Fires Wings Christie Golden (Harlequin/Luna 0-373-80208-0, Jul 2004, $13.95, 451pp, tp) [Final Dance] Fantasy novel, the first in The Final Dance series. A casteless woman who dreams of dragons works with a rebel prince to save their land.
Star Trek Voyager: Spirit Walk, Book One: Old Wounds Christie Golden (Pocket 0-7434-9258-7, Nov 2004, $6.99, 273pp, hc) [Star Trek Voyager: Spirit Walk] Star Trek novelization. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.
Star Trek Voyager: Spirit Walk, Book Two: Enemy of My Enemy Christie Golden (Pocket 0-7434-9257-9, Dec 2004, $6.99, 292pp, pb) [Star Trek Voyager: Spirit Walk] Star Trek novelization. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.
The Boys Are Back in Town Christopher Golden (Bantam Spectra 0-553-38207-1, Feb 2004, $12.00, 347pp, tp) Horror novel. A 10th high school reunion turns dark when Will realizes his memories dont match those of his classmates.
Hellboy: The Bones of Giants Christopher Golden (Pocket Star 0-7434-6283-1, Feb 2004, $6.99, 296pp, pb, cover by Mike Mignola) [Hellboy] Reprint (Dark Horse 2001) novelization based on the horror comic book created and drawn by Mike Mignola, who also provided illustrations. Copyrighted by Mike Mignola.
Hellboy: The Lost Army Christopher Golden (Pocket Star 0-7434-6282-3, Feb 2004, $6.99, 288pp, pb, cover by Mike Mignola) [Hellboy] Reprint (Dark Horse 1997) novelization based on the horror comic book created and drawn by Mike Mignola, who also provided illustrations. Copyrighted by Mike Mignola.
Justice League of America: Exterminators Christopher Golden (Pocket Star 0-7434-1715-1, Jul 2004, $6.99, 336pp, pb, cover by Alex Ross) Novelization based on the DC comic books. Copyrighted by DC comics.
Justice League of America: Exterminators Christopher Golden (SFBC #1173739, Oct 2004, $10.99, 336pp, hc, cover by Alex Ross) [Justice League of America] Reprint (Pocket Star 2004) novelization based on the DC comic books. Copyrighted by DC comics. This has ISBN 0-7394-4665-7; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.
Strangewood Christopher Golden (Penguin/Roc 0-451-46003-0, Sep 2004, $14.00, 306pp, tp, cover by Danilo Ducak) Reprint (Signet 1999) horror novel. This has a new introduction by Golden.
Buffy, the Vampire Slayer/Angel: Monster Island Christopher Golden & Thomas E. Sniegoski (Simon Spotlight 0-689-86699-2, Jan 2004, $6.99, 435pp, pb) [Buffy, the Vampire Slayer; Angel] Reprint (Simon Pulse 2003) novelization based on the television shows. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film.
The Nimble Man Christopher Golden & Thomas E. Sniegoski (Ace 0-441-01215-9, Oct 2004, $6.99, 344pp, pb, cover by Christian McGrath) [Menagerie] Dark fantasy novel, the first in The Menagerie series. Adventurers from many worlds fight evil forces seeking to resurrect a fallen angel.
Outcast: The Un-Magician Christopher Golden & Thomas E. Sniegoski (Simon & Schuster/Aladdin 0-689-86661-5, Aug 2004, $5.99, 227pp, tp, cover by Don Segmiller) [Outcast] Young-adult fantasy novel, first in a series. Timothy is the only person in his world without a magic power.
Survivor J. F. Gonzalez (Midnight Library 0-9755144-0-7, Aug 2004, $15.00, 299pp, tp, cover by Zack Venable) Associational non-supernatural horror novel, expanded from the novella Maternal Instinct. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online at [www.midnightlibrary.com].
Flux Beth Goobie (Orca Book Publishers 1-55143-314-1, Apr 2004, $19.95, 258pp, hc) Young-adult SF novel. Twelve-year-old Nellie has the ability to travel to parallel worlds. Orca Book Publishers, 1030 North Park Street, Victoria BC Canada, V8T 1C6.
Chainfire Terry Goodkind (Tor 0-765-30523-2, Jan 2005, $29.95, 667pp, hc, cover by Keith Parkinson) [Sword of Truth] Fantasy novel, ninth in The Sword of Truth. A signed, limited edition (-31307-3, $200.00) was announced but not seen.
Debt of Bones Terry Goodkind (Tor 0-765-35154-4, Nov 2004, $2.99, 175pp, pb, cover by Keith Parkinson) [Sword of Truth] Reprint (Gollancz 2001) fantasy novel in The Sword of Truth series, somewhat revised from its appearance in the anthology Legends (1998). This is a special edition with a rebate offer on the cover.
Naked Empire Terry Goodkind (Tor 0-765-34430-0, Jun 2004, $7.99, 725pp, pb, cover by Keith Parkinson) [Sword of Truth] Reprint (Tor 2003) fantasy novel, eighth in The Sword of Truth. An open market edition (same information) was announced for February 2004, but not seen.
Singing the Dogstar Blues Alison Goodman (Penguin/Firebird 0-14-240246-X, Nov 2004, $6.99, 263pp, pb, cover by John Picacio) Reprint (HarperCollins Australia 1998) young-adult SF novel. Winner of the Aurealis Award.
Sextro Ray Gordon (Avalon/Blue Moon Books 1-56201-433-1, Sep 2004, $7.95, 346pp, pb) Explicitly erotic quasi-SF novel. A man looking for a UFO comes across an alien orgy and develops new powers of mind control. First US edition (NEL 1997).
The UFO Files ed. Ed Gorman & Martin H. Greenberg (ibooks/BP Books 0-7434-8742-7, Jul 2004, $6.99, 314pp, pb, cover by Scott Grimando) Reprint (DAW 1998) anthology of 23 stories about aliens and UFOs.
The Rose in Twelve Petals and Other Stories Theodora Goss (Small Beer Press, Sep 2004, $6.00, 59pp, ph, cover by Charles Vess) Chapbook collection of five stories, one original, and nine poems, three original. This is a limited edition of 400. Order from Small Beer Press, 176 Prospect Ave., Northampton, MA 01060; [www.smallbeerpress.com]; [firstname.lastname@example.org].
- · The Rose in Twelve Petals · ss Realms of Fantasy Apr, 2002
- · The Rapid Advance of Sorrow · ss Lady Churchills Rosebud Wristlet #11, 2002
- · Professor Berkowitz Stands on the Threshold · ss Polyphony, Volume 2, ed. Deborah Layne & Jay Lake, Wheatland Press, 2003
- · Lily, with Clouds · ss Alchemy Win, 2003
- · Her Mothers Ghosts · ss *
- · What Her Mother Said · pm The Journal of Mythic Arts Aut, 2004
- · Chrysanthemums · pm Lady Churchills Rosebud Wristlet #8, 2001
- · The Ophelia Cantos · pm Lady Churchills Rosebud Wristlet #9, 2001
- · That Year · pm *
- · The Bears Daughter · pm The Journal of Mythic Arts Win, 2004
- · Bears · pm *
- · Helen in Sparta · pm Lady Churchills Rosebud Wristlet #8, 2001
- · By Tidal Pools · pm Lady Churchills Rosebud Wristlet #8, 2001
- · The Changeling · pm Lady Churchills Rosebud Wristlet #8, 2001
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War C. S. Goto (BL Publishing/Black Library US 1-84416-152-8, Dec 2004, $7.99, 387pp, pb) [Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War] Novelization based on the computer game based on the world of the roleplaying game. Copyrighted by Games Workshop. First US edition (Black Library 10/04).
Hopeful Monsters Hiromi Goto (Arsenal Pulp Press 1-55152-157-1, Sep 2004, $15.95, 175pp, tp) Collection of 11 stories (two original, the rest all slightly revised) of family, culture, myth, and magic realism by a winner of the Tiptree Award. Arsenal Pulp Press, 103-1014 Homer Street, Vancouver BC Canada V6B 2W9; 604-687-4233; 888-600-PULP; [www.arsenalpulp.com].
- · Night · ss
- · Osmosis · ss
- · Tilting · ss
- · Stinky Girl · ss
- · Tales from the Breast · ss Ms. Sep/Oct 96
- · Drift · ss
- · Home Stay · ss
- · From Across a River · ss
- · Camp Americana · ss
- · Hopeful Monsters · ss
- · All Possible Moments · ss
Comic Book Encyclopedia Ron Goulart (HarperEntertainment 0-06-053816-3, Nov 2004, $49.95, 378pp, cover by J. Scott Campbell) Associational non-fiction, an alphabetical guide to comics and their creators, extensively illustrated in color. Includes index. This is more an extension than a revision of Goularts The Encyclopedia of American Comics (Facts on File 1990), dropping most comic strips and focusing instead on expanded and updated coverage of comic books and their creators.
Reflex Steven Gould (Tor 0-312-86421-3, Dec 2004, $25.95, 380pp, hc) [Jumper] SF novel, sequel to Jumper. Davys wife learns to teleport when hes kidnapped.
The Famous Flower of Serving Men Deborah Grabien (St. Martins Minotaur 0-312-33387-0, Nov 2004, $22.95, 215pp, hc, cover by Phillip De Bay) [Haunted Ballad] Fantasy mystery, second in a series based on traditional folk ballads.
Dungeons & Dragons: Knights of the Silver Dragon, Book 4: Eye of Fortune Denise R. Graham (Wizards of the Coast/Mirrorstone Books 0-7869-3169-8, Dec 2004, $5.99, 180pp, tp, cover by Emily Fiegenschuh) [Dungeons & Dragons: Knights of the Silver Dragon] Young-adult novelization based on the roleplaying game world, the fourth in a series. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.
Monument Ian Graham (Ace 0-441-01135-7, Apr 2004, $14.00, 373pp, tp, cover by Jerry Vanderstelt) Fantasy novel. A vagrant steals a powerful artifact. A first novel. First US edition (Orbit 2002).