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Shifting Love Constance ODay-Flannery (Tor 0-765-34889-6, Nov 2004, $6.99, 325pp, pb) Fantasy romance novel, first volume in Tors fantasy romance line. A shapeshifter feels forbidden love for a rich man with a political destiny.
The Destruction of the Books Mel Odom (Tor 0-765-30723-5, Jul 2004, $25.95, 381pp, hc, cover by Tim & Greg Hildebrandt) [Rover] Fantasy novel, sequel to The Rover. The aging librarian Wick sends his assistant Juhg to investigate a goblin threat.
Your Secrets Sleep With Us Darren ODonnell (Coach House Books 1-55245-138-0, Apr 2004, $14.95, 213pp, tp) Near-future SF/fantasy novel. Canada is hit with an influx of troublemaking American refugees. A first novel. Coach House Books, 401 Huron Street (rear) on bpNichol Lane, Toronto Ontario Canada M5S 2G5; [www.chbooks.com]; [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Measle and the Wrathmonk Ian Ogilvy (HarperCollins 0-06-058685-0, Sep 2004, $15.99, 210pp, hc, cover by Jimmy Pickering) [Measle] Young-adult fantasy. Measles evil guardian casts a spell that makes him half an inch tall. First US edition (Oxford University Press 6/04).
The Age of Sinatra David Ohle (Soft Skull Press 1-932360-32-8, Jul 2004, $11.95, 168pp, tp) [Motorman] Allegorical/dystopian SF novel, sequel to Motorman (1972).
Absolutely Brilliant in Chrome ed. Keith Olexa (Phobos Books 0-9720026-3-4, Mar 2004, $14.95, 351 + xii, tp, cover by JayJay Jackson) Original anthology of 10 stories by winners of the 1st or 2nd annual Phobos Fiction Contest. This is the first volume in the Phobos Galaxy anthology series. Phobos Books, 200 Park Avenue S., New York NY 10013; 212-455-3225; [www.phobosweb.com].
All the Rage This Year: The Phobos Science Fiction Anthology 3 ed. Keith Olexa (Phobos Books 0-9720026-5-0, Sep 2004, $14.95, 214 + xiii, tp, cover by Kim McCarty & JayJay Jackson) Original anthology of 12 stories by winners of the 3rd annual Phobos Fiction Contest. Introduction by John Ordover. Phobos Books, 200 Park Avenue S., New York NY 10003; 212-477-3225; [www.phobosweb.com].
Vassal of El Gloria Oliver (Zumaya Publications 1-894869-68-0, May 2004, $15.00, 285pp, tp, cover by Martine Jardin) Fantasy novel. Available online through [www.zumayapublications.com].
Paradise Passed Jerry Oltion (Wheatland Press 0-9755903-2-4, Nov 2004, $19.95, 310pp, tp, cover by Frank Wu) SF novel. A colony ship is divided over a choice of two planets at their destination. This is a POD book, available online at [www.wheatlandpress.com], or from Wheatland Press, PO Box 1818, Wilsonville OR 97070.
Twenty Questions Jerry Oltion (Wheatland Press 0-9720547-5-8, Jan 2004, $19.95, 247 + viii, tp) Collection of 19 stories, one previously published only in audio, plus one tongue-in-cheek essay, with a preface and story introductions by the author. This is a print-on-demand book, available online at [www.wheatlandpress.com], or from Wheatland Press, PO Box 1818, Wilsonville OR 97070.
- vii · Preface · pr
- 1 · The Love Song of Laura Morrison · ss Analog Aug 87
- 21 · Schrödingers Lifeboat · vi Analog Aug 90
- 27 · Déjà View · ss Analog Jul 86
- 47 · Peace on Earth · vi Analog Dec 90
- 53 · Neither Rain Nor Sleet Nor Weirdness · ss Analog Nov 87
- 73 · Abridged Edition · ss F&SF Jul 94
- 81 · A Star Is Born · ss Analog Feb, 2000
- 103 · Uncertainty · ss F&SF Dec 95
- 111 · If You Wish Upon a Star... · ss Analog Dec 88
- 129 · Schrödingers Kiln · ss Analog Feb 95
- 137 · Fermats Lost Theorem · nv Analog mid-Dec 94
- 159 · Battle Lines · ss
- 165 · There Goes the Neighborhood · ss F&SF Aug 96
- 177 · The Difference Between Science Fiction and Fantasy: A Mathematical Analysis · hu F&SF Mar 97
- 185 · The Moon Tree · ss Moon Shots, ed. Peter Crowther & Martin H. Greenberg, DAW, 1999
- 199 · Fiction · ss
- 205 · Gems in the Rough · ss Analog Jan 99
- 217 · House Calls · ss
- 225 · Winners · ss Bedtime Stories to Darken Your Dreams, ed. Bruce Holland Rogers, IFD Publishing, 1999
- 231 · Big Two-Sided River · ss Analog Feb 89
Something Wicked Stewart ONan (Wormhole Books 1-932030-19-0, Sep 2004, $13.00, 41pp, ph, cover by Thomas Meek) Horror story in chapbook form. Introduction by Edward Bryant. Afterword by ONan; an interview with ONan is included. This is a signed, limited edition of 750; a hardcover edition of 200 (-18-2, $30.00) and a lettered edition of 52 are also available. Order online at [www.wormholebooks.com], or order from Wormhole Books, 3005 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne IN 46807; email: [email@example.com].
- 7 · Introduction: Embalmed as Literature? · Edward Bryant · in *
- 11 · Prologue: Something Wicked · Stewart ONan · pr *
- 17 · Chapter 1: I Know What You Did · Stewart ONan · ss *
- 31 · Wormhole Books Holds a Conversation with the Highly Conversational Stewart ONan · Misc. · iv *
- 39 · Afterweird · Stewart ONan · aw *
Airborn Kenneth Oppel (HarperCollins/Eos 0-06-053180-0, Jun 2004, $16.99, 355pp, hc, cover by Larry Rostant) [Matt Cruse] Young-adult fantasy adventure set in a world of pirates and airships. First US edition (HarperCollins Canada 2/04).
Secrets & Sovereigns: The Uncollected Stories of E. Phillips Oppenheim E. Phillips Oppenheim (Stark House 0-9749438-0-0, May 2004, $19.95, 251pp, tp, cover by Campbell Shepard) Associational collection of 19 mystery stories, plus an essay on his writing, by Oppenheim. Edited, with an introduction and bibliography, by Daniel Paul Morrison. Order from Stark House Press, 1945 P Street, Eureka CA 95501; 707-444-8768; [firstname.lastname@example.org]; [www.starkhousepress.com].
- 7 · Introduction: The Prince of Story Tellers · Daniel Paul Morrison · in
- 14 · E. Phillips Oppenheim: The Prince of Story Tellers Tells His Own Story · bg Boston: Little Brown, 1927
- 19 · The Ambassadors Dilemma · ss The Windsor Magazine v12 00
- 28 · Mr. Ashleys Failure · ss The Windsor Magazine v14 01
- 37 · The Man Who Saved the Presidents Life · ss The Windsor Magazine v17 03
- 49 · The Man Whom Nobody Liked · ss The Windsor Magazine v19 03
- 58 · The Great Fortuna Mine · ss The Harmsworth London Magazine Jun 03
- 73 · John Garland the Deliverer · ss The Strand Aug 08
- 85 · The Money-Spider · ss The Strand Nov 08
- 96 · False Gods · ss The Strand Mar 09
- 109 · The Ill-Laid Scheme of Mr. Ambrose Weare · ss The Strand Apr 09
- 121 · The Three Thieves · ss Cassells Mar 09
- 131 · The Turning Wheel · ss The Strand Sep 09
- 146 · The Sovereign in the Gutter · ss The Strand Nov 09
- 156 · Mr. Hardrows Secretary · ss The Strand Dec 09
- 167 · The Restless Traveller · ss The Strand Jun 10
- 176 · One Luckless Hour · ss The Strand Sep 10
- 185 · Quits · ss The Strand Nov 10
- 201 · The Deserter · ss The Strand Dec 10
- 214 · The Outcast · ss The Strand Jun 11
- 226 · The Perfidy of Henry Midgley · ss The Strand Jul 11
- 237 · A Collectors Bibliograpy of Oppenheim Books · Daniel Paul Morrison · bi
- 251 · Acknowledgements · Misc. · bi
Urban Legend Erica Orloff (Harlequin/Silhouette Bombshell 0-373-51322-4, Aug 2004, $5.50, 296pp, pb) Vampire tough-girl thriller. A nightclub owner hunts bad guys while trying to hide the fact shes a vampire from the cop helping her.
Bright Sword of Ireland Juilene Osborne-McKnight (Tor/Forge 0-765-30698-0, Mar 2004, $24.95, 283pp, hc) Historical fantasy novel, a retelling of Irish legend following Finnabair, daughter of Queen Medb of Connacht.
Ian Hahn: The Olfactory Empath Johnny Ostentatious (Active Bladder 0-9761729-0-9, Oct 2004, $12.00, 127pp, tp) SF mystery novel. Hardboiled PI Ian Hahn, who reads emotions as smells, investigates random cell phone explosions. A free CD music album, Road to Happiness by Mystery City, is included. Active Bladder, PO Box 24607, Philadelphia PA 19111; [www.ActiveBladder.com].
The Song of a Manchild Durrell Owens (Haworth/Harrington Park/Southern Tier 1-56023-480-6, May 2004, $19.95, 259pp, tp) Near-future SF novel of a gay black cop in an experimental program on male pregnancy. Available from The Haworth Press, 10 Alice Street, Binghamton NY 13904-1580; orders 800-429-6784; [www.haworthpress.com].
The Road to Jude Michelina Pagano (Treble Heart Books 1-931742-93-6, Sep 2004, $6.95, 127pp, tp) Allegorical fantasy novel related to the events of 9/11. Treble Heart Books, 1284 Overlook Dr., Sierra Vista AZ 85635-5512; [www.trebleheartbooks.com].
Surviving Frank David A. Page (Gale Group/Five Star 0-7862-5634-6, Aug 2003, $25.95, 292pp, hc, cover by Jen Page) Horror/mystery novel about a werewolf detective in Boston. Packaged by Martin H. Greenberg & Ed Gorman. Order from Five Star, 295 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville ME 04901; 800-223-1244; [www.galegroup.com/fivestar].
Davy Edgar Pangborn (Old Earth Books 1-882968-30-1, Aug 2004, $30.00, 287pp, hc, cover by Michael W. Kaluta) Reprint (St. Martins 1964) classic post-holocaust SF novel. Available from Old Earth Books, PO Box 19951, Baltimore MD 21211-0951; [www.oldearthbooks.com].
A Mirror for Observers Edgar Pangborn (Old Earth Books 1-882968-29-8, Aug 2004, $25.00, 244pp, hc) Reprint (Doubleday 1954) classic SF novel, winner of the International Fantasy Award. This is a 50th Anniversary Edition. Available from Old Earth Books, PO Box 19951, Baltimore MD 21211-0951; [www.oldearthbooks.com].
Eragon Christopher Paolini (SFBC #57611, Dec 2003, $10.99, 509pp, hc, cover by John Jude Palencar) [Inheritance] Reprint (Paolini International 2002) fantasy novel, first in the Eragon Inheritance trilogy. This is similar to the 9/03 Knopf edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.
Eragon Christopher Paolini (Random House/Knopf 0-375-82668-8, Aug 2004, $18.95, 513pp, hc, cover by John Jude Palencar) [Inheritance] Reissue (Paolini International 2002) fantasy novel, first in the Eragon Inheritance trilogy. This is a deluxe edition with a fold-out map and a language guide. 24th printing.
The Belly of the Bow K. J. Parker (Trafalgar Square/Orbit 1-85723-960-1, Sep 2004, $8.95, 521pp, pb) [Fencer Trilogy] Reissue (Orbit 1999) fantasy novel, second book in The Fencer Trilogy. This first US edition (Orbit 1999) is a 2004 reissue of the 2000 Orbit paperback edition, with stickers; a 2003 import was announced but not seen. Available in the US from Trafalgar Square, PO Box 257, Howe Hill Road, North Pomfret VT 05053; 800-423-4525; [www.trafalgarsquarebooks.com].
Colours in the Steel K. J. Parker (Trafalgar Square/Orbit 1-85723-610-6, Sep 2004, $8.95, 503pp, pb) [Fencer Trilogy] Fantasy novel, the first book in The Fencer Trilogy. This first US edition (Orbit 1998) is actually a 2004 reissue of the 1999 Orbit paperback edition, with stickers; an earlier 2003 import edition was announced but not seen. Available in the US from Trafalgar Square, PO Box 257, Howe Hill Road, North Pomfret VT 05053; 800-423-4525; [www.trafalgarsquarebooks.com].
Pattern K. J. Parker (Trafalgar Square/Orbit 1-84149-182-9, Apr 2004, $9.95, 568pp, pb, cover by David Wyatt) [Fencer Trilogy] Dark fantasy novel, second book in the Scavenger trilogy. First US edition (Orbit 2002); this is the 2003 Orbit paperback edition with stickers. Available in the US from Trafalgar Square, PO Box 257, Howe Hill Road, North Pomfret VT 05053; 800-423-4525; [www.trafalgarsquarebooks.com].
The Proof House K. J. Parker (Trafalgar Square/Orbit 1-84149-018-0, Sep 2003, $8.95, 602pp, pb) [Fencer Trilogy] Fantasy novel, third book in The Fencer Trilogy. First US edition (Orbit 2000); this is a 2003 reissue of the Orbit paperback edition, with stickers. Available in the US from Trafalgar Square, PO Box 257, Howe Hill Road, North Pomfret VT 05053; 800-423-4525; [www.trafalgarsquarebooks.com].
Shadow K. J. Parker (Trafalgar Square/Orbit 1-84149-105-5, Mar 2004, $9.95, 572pp, pb, cover by David Wyatt) [Scavenger Trilogy] Dark fantasy novel, first book in the Scavenger trilogy. First US edition (Orbit 2001); this is a 2003 reissue of the 2002 Orbit paperback edition. Available in the US from Trafalgar Square, PO Box 257, Howe Hill Road, North Pomfret VT 05053; 800-423-4525; [www.trafalgarsquarebooks.com].
DragonLance: The Gates of Thorbardin Dan Parkinson (Wizards of the Coast 0-7869-3254-6, Aug 2004, $6.99, 310pp, pb, cover by Duane O. Myers) [DragonLance: Heroes] Reprint (TSR 1990) novelization, fifth in the Heroes series. Copyrighted 2004 by Wizards of the Coast.
Kingsgate: The Art of Keith Parkinson Keith Parkinson (SQP/Fanfare 0-86562-090-3, May 2004, $29.95, 128pp, tp, cover by Keith Parkinson) Art book. Foreword by Terry Goodkind.
The World that Loved Books Stephen Parlato (Simply Read Books 1-894965-04-3, Oct 2003, $16.95, unpaginated, hc, cover by Stephen Parlato) Art/picture book written and illustrated by Parlato, a fable about how people and animals become what they read. Available from Simply Read Books, 501-5525 West Boulevard, Vancouver BC Canada V6M 3W6; [www.simplyreadbooks.com]; 604-727-2960.
It Came from the Drive-In ed. Norman Partridge & Martin H. Greenberg (ibooks/BP Books 0-7434-9316-8, Jun 2004, $11.95, 342pp, tp, cover by Richard Corben) Reprint (DAW 1996) original anthology of 18 stories in homage to the old Sci-Fi B-movies.
Angel: Monolith John Passarella (Simon Spotlight 0-689-87022-1, Jun 2004, $5.99, 323pp, pb) [Angel] Novelization based on the TV show. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film.
Watching Anime, Reading Manga: 25 Years of Essays and Reviews Fred Patten (Stone Bridge Press 1-880656-92-2, Sep 2004, $18.95, 383pp, tp, cover by James Boren) Associational non-fiction, reference, a collection of articles on Japanese comics and animation by a long-time SF fan. Foreword by Carl Macek. Stone Bridge Press, PO Box 8208, Berkeley CA 94707; [email@example.com]; [www.stonebridge.com].
DragonSpell Donita K. Paul (Random House/WaterBrook Press 1-57856-823-4, Jun 2004, $12.99, 339pp, tp, cover by Mark D. Ford) [DragonSpell] Young-adult fantasy novel. A newly freed slave must join a quest for a stolen dragons egg.
Marion Zimmer Bradleys Ancestors of Avalon Diana L. Paxson (Viking 0-670-03314-6, Jun 2004, $25.95, 363pp, hc, cover by Steve Stone) [Avalon] Pre-Arthurian fantasy novel, tracing Avalons roots in refugees from Atlantis.
Marion Zimmer Bradleys Ancestors of Avalon Diana L. Paxson (SFBC #1166039, Jul 2004, $12.99, 363pp, hc, cover by Steve Stone) [Avalon] Reprint (Viking 2004) pre-Arthurian fantasy novel, tracing Avalons roots in refugees from Atlantis.
Marion Zimmer Bradleys Sword and Sorceress XXI ed. Diana L. Paxson (DAW 0-7564-0195-X, Nov 2004, $6.99, 308pp, pb) Original anthology of 23 fantasy stories. Paxsons introduction discusses taking over Bradleys series. Authors include Rosemary Edghill, Esther M. Friesner, and Naomi Kritzer. Copyrighted by the Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust.
The Little Gentleman Philippa Pearce (HarperCollins/Greenwillow 0-06-073160-5, Sep 2004, $15.99, 200pp, hc, cover by Chris Sheban) Young-adult fantasy novel about a 300-year-old mole. Illustrated by Tom Pohrt. Simultaneous with the Puffin UK edition.
Memini Daniel Pearlman (Prime Books 1-894815-69-6, Nov 2003, $29.95, 326pp, hc) Satiric SF novel. The world is run by amnesiacs managed by computers. Prime Books, PO Box 36503, Canton OH 44735; [www.primebooks.net].
Diadem: Worlds of Magic: Book of Magic John Peel (Llewellyn 0-7387-0615-9, Sep 2004, $4.99, 191pp, tp, cover by Bleu Turrell) [Diadem] Reprint (Apple 1997) young-adult fantasy novel, third in the series. This has been revised.
Diadem: Worlds of Magic: Book of Names John Peel (Llewellyn 0-7387-0617-5, Aug 2004, $4.99, 198pp, tp, cover by Bleu Turrell) [Diadem] Reprint (Apple 1997) young-adult fantasy novel of teens transported to another dimension. This has been revised.
Diadem: Worlds of Magic: Book of Signs John Peel (Llewellyn 0-7387-0616-7, Aug 2004, $4.99, 195pp, tp, cover by Bleu Turrell) [Diadem] Reprint (Apple 1997) young-adult fantasy novel, second in the series. This has been revised.
Diadem: Worlds of Magic: Book of Thunder John Peel (Llewellyn 0-7387-0614-0, Oct 2004, $4.99, 174pp, tp, cover by Bleu Turrell) [Diadem] Reprint (Apple 1997) young-adult fantasy novel, fourth in the series. This has been revised.
With a Bang and Other Forbidden Delights Hayford Peirce (Wildside Press 0-8095-8943-5, Nov 2004, $32.95, 281pp, hc) Collection of 17 stories; at least four appear to be original. This is a print-on-demand edition available online at [www.wildsidepress.com], or from Wildside Press, PO Box 301, Holicong PA 18928-0301; [www.wildsidepress.com].
- 9 · With a Bang · nv *
- 33 · Iceback Invasion · ss Omni Apr 79
- 59 · The Great Nashville Jailbreak of 1811 [MacNair of MacNair] · ss *
- 79 · Unlimited Warfare · ss Analog Nov 74
- 91 · Unlimited Roquefort · ss Analog Nov 94
- 101 · ...With the Bathwater [Untitled] · ss AHMM Apr 85
- 121 · The Better Mousetrap · ss Analog Feb 76
- 131 · None So Blind · ss Analog Jul 75
- 131 · The Resurrection of the Republican Party · nv
- 155 · Progress · ss Analog mid-Dec 84
- 161 · Calling Card · ss *
- 167 · Side Effect · ss Analog Jun 76
- 175 · Probability Zero · vi Analog Aug 76
- 179 · Taking the Fifth · nv Analog Jan 83
- 225 · The Golden Age · nv *
- 249 · Who Steals My Name · ss *
- 265 · The Reluctant Torturer · ss Analog Sep 83
A Walk on the Darkside: Visions of Horror ed. John Pelan (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45993-8, Sep 2004, $6.99, 391pp, pb, cover by John Picacio) Original anthology of 21 horror stories, third in the Darkside series. Authors include Tom Piccirilli, Caitlín R. Kiernan, and Brian Hodge.