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Dust Arthur Slade (Random House/Dell Laurel-Leaf 0-440-22976-6, Sep 2004, $5.99, 183pp, tp, cover by Jonathan Barkat) Reprint (Lamb 2003) young-adult fantasy novel set in the Depression era.
The Complete Roderick John Sladek (Overlook Press 1-58567-587-3, Oct 2004, $17.95, 611pp, tp) [Roderick] Omnibus of the complete texts of Roderick (1980) and Roderick at Random (1983). Includes notes. First US edition (Gollancz 2001).
The Boy Who Couldnt Die William Sleator (Abrams/Amulet 0-8109-4824-9, Mar 2004, $16.95, 162pp, hc) Young-adult horror novel. A boy afraid of death gets a voodoo immortality treatment and turns to killing others.
House of Stairs William Sleator (Penguin/Firebird 0-14-034580-9, Oct 2004, $5.99, 166pp, pb) Reprint (Dutton 1974) young-adult SF novel.
Parasite Pig William Sleator (Penguin/Firebird 0-14-240086-6, Feb 2004, $6.99, 212pp, tp, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [Barney] Reprint (Dutton 2002) young-adult SF novel, sequel to Interstellar Pig.
The Apparition Trail Lisa Smedman (Hades Publications/Tesseract Books 1-894063-22-8, Sep 2004, $14.95, 266pp, tp) Alternate-history/steampunk SF novel of the paranormal investigations of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Order from Hades Publications/Tesseract Books, PO Box 1714, Calgary Alberta Canada T2P 2L7; 403-254-0160; [www.edgewebsite.com].
Forgotten Realms: Extinction Lisa Smedman (Wizards of the Coast 0-7869-2989-8, Feb 2004, $24.95, 344pp, hc, cover by Gerald Brom) [Forgotten Realms: Spider Queen] Novelization based on the fantasy roleplaying game, fourth in R.A. Salvatores War of the Spider Queen, a six-part series based on a scenario by R.A. Salvatore. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.
Forgotten Realms: Extinction Lisa Smedman (SFBC #65889, May 2004, $12.49, 344pp, hc, cover by Gerald Brom) [Forgotten Realms: Spider Queen] Reprint (Wizards of the Coast 2004) novelization based on the fantasy roleplaying game, fourth in R.A. Salvatores War of the Spider Queen, a six-part series based on a scenario by R.A. Salvatore. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast. This is similar to the Wizards of the Coast edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.
Forgotten Realms: Venoms Taste Lisa Smedman (Wizards of the Coast 0-7869-3166-3, Mar 2004, $6.99, 308pp, pb, cover by Terese Nielsen) [Forgotten Realms: House of Serpents] Novelization based on the roleplaying game. First volume in the House of Serpents series. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.
House of Blood Bryan Smith (Leisure 0-8439-5481-7, Dec 2004, $6.99, 369pp, pb) [House of Blood] Horror novel. A group of young people become trapped in a house of evil magic.
The Maker of Gargoyles and Other Stories Clark Ashton Smith (Wildside Press 0-8095-1119-3, Nov 2004, $15.00, 152pp, tp, cover by Rich DiSilvio) Collection of seven stories. Introduction by Darrell Schweitzer. This is a print-on-demand edition; a non-POD hardcover edition (-1121-5, $29.95) is also available. Order from Wildside Press, PO Box 301, Holicong PA 18928-0301; [www.wildsidepress.com].
- 7 · Klarkash-Ton, Sorcerer-Poet · Darrell Schweitzer · in
- 10 · The Abominations of Yondo · ss Overland Monthly Apr 26
- 18 · The Testament of Athammaus · ss Weird Tales Oct 32
- 42 · The Third Episode of Vathek: The Story of the Princess Zulkaïs and Prince Kalilah [Zulkaïs and Kalilah] · William Beckford; trans. by Clark Ashton Smith · na Leaves Sum 37; published in French in The English Review Dec 09 - Mar 10.
- 100 · Thirteen Phantasms · ss Fantasy Magazine Mar 36
- 105 · The Resurrection of the Rattlesnake · ss Weird Tales Oct 31
- 112 · The Nameless Offspring · nv Strange Tales of Mystery and Terror Jun 32
- 135 · The Maker of Gargoyles · ss Weird Tales Aug 32
Red World of Polaris: The Adventures of Captain Volmar Clark Ashton Smith (Night Shade Books 1-892389-47-9, May 2004, $27.00, 115pp, hc, cover by Jason Van Hollander) [Captain Volmar] Reprint (Night Shade 2003, not seen) collection with the long-lost, previously unpublished title novella plus two other stories of Captain Volmar and a synopsis/draft of a fourth. The introduction by editors Ronald S. Hilger & Scott Connors and afterword by Donald Sidney-Fryer discuss the stories history. This is the first trade edition.
- 1 · The Magellan of the Constellations: An Introduction · Ronald S. Hilger & Scott Connors · in *
- 11 · Marooned in Andromeda · nv Wonder Stories Oct 30
- 39 · A Captivity in Serpens [The Amazing Planet] · na Wonder Stories Quarterly Sum 31
- 79 · The Red World of Polaris · nv *
- 109 · The Ocean-World of Alioth · uw Strange Shadows, Greenwood Press, 1989; fragment & synopsis, Sep 1930.
- 113 · Captain Volmar and Crew: An Afterword · Donald Sidney-Fryer · aw *
The Sword of Zagan and Other Writings Clark Ashton Smith (Hippocampus Press 0-9721644-5-6, Feb 2004, $15.00, 181pp, tp, cover by Jason C. Eckhardt) Original collection of unpublished early works by Smith: 10 stories, 14 poems, and nine fragments. Some pieces are earlier versions of published works. Edited, with notes and a memoir of Smith, by W.C. Farmer. Introduction by S.T. Joshi. Illustrated by Jason C. Eckhardt. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online at [www.hippocampuspress.com] or from Hippocampus Press, PO Box 641, New York NY 10156.
- 7 · Introduction · S. T. Joshi · in
- 11 · The Sword of Zagan · uw *
- 101 · Poems
- 103 · The River of Life · pm *
- 103 · The World · pm *
- 104 · The Departed City · pm *
- 104 · Bedouin Song · pm *
- 105 · Zuleika: An Oriental Song · pm *
- 106 · Benares · pm *
- 107 · Rubaiyat of Saiyed · pm *
- 108 · The Isle of Saturn · pm *
- 109 · Temporality · pm *
- 109 · Shapes in the Sunset · pm *
- 110 · Epitaph for the Earth · pm *
- 111 · Night · pm *
- 112 · Rêve Parisien · pm *
- 114 · Averiogne · pm *
- 115 · Short Stories
- 117 · The Emirs Captive · ss *
- 123 · Fakhreddin · ss *
- 127 · Prince Alcorez and the Magician · vi *
- 128 · The Haunted Gong · ss *
- 132 · The Malay Creese · vi *
- 134 · The Shahs Messenger · ss *
- 138 · The Bronze Image · vi *
- 141 · The Fulfilled Prophecy · vi *
- 143 · The Haunted Chamber · ss *
- 149 · Fragments
- 151 · When the Earth Trembled · uw *
- 151 · Oriental Tales: The Yogis Ring · uw *
- 152 · The Opal of Delhi  · uw *
- 155 · The Opal of Delhi  · uw *
- 156 · The Guardian of hte Temple · uw *
- 161 · The Emerald Eye · uw *
- 161 · [Untitled] · uw *
- 164 · [Fragment of and essay] · uw *
- 167 · [Letter to Munseys] · lt *
- 169 · Lost Pages from The Black Diamonds · ms *
- 173 · Clark Ashton Smith: A Memoir · W. C. Farmer · ar *
Norstrilia Cordwainer Smith (SFBC #63418, May 2004, $10.99, 216pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Instrumentality of Mankind] Reprint (Del Rey 1975) SF novel. This has ISBN 0-7394-4321-6; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket. This is SFBC 50th Anniversary Collection #10.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds VII ed. Dean Wesley Smith, John J. Ordover, Elisa J. Kassin & Paula M. Block (Pocket 0-7434-8780-X, Jun 2004, $14.95, 304 + x, tp, cover by Sonia Hillios) [Star Trek] Original Star Trek anthology of 23 stories written by fans as part of a contest (rules included). Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.
Bone Jeff Smith (Cartoon Books 1-888963-14-X, Jul 2004, $39.95, 1341pp, tp, cover by Jeff Smith) Graphic novel, a collection of the complete b&w epic fantasy comic book. Cartoon Books, PO Box 16973, Columbus OH 43216; [www.boneville.com].
Kingdom River Mitchell Smith (Tor 0-765-34058-5, Feb 2004, $6.99, 402pp, pb, cover by Michael Koelsch) [Sam Monroe] Reprint (Forge 2003) post-holocaust SF novel, sequel to Snowfall.
Moonrise Mitchell Smith (Tor/Forge 0-765-30009-5, Apr 2004, $25.95, 476pp, hc, cover by Michael Koelsch) [Sam Monroe] Post-holocaust SF novel, third in the series begun in Snowfall. Ice-covered Boston with its advanced technology sets its sights on the Middle Kingdom.
Wren to the Rescue Sherwood Smith (Penguin/Firebird 0-14-240160-9, Jul 2004, $6.99, 216pp, tp, cover by Victor Lee) [Wren] Reprint (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1990) young-adult fantasy novel, first in the Wren series.
Wrens Quest Sherwood Smith (Penguin/Firebird 0-14-240161-7, Jul 2004, $6.99, 199pp, tp, cover by Victor Lee) [Wren] Reprint (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1993) young-adult fantasy novel, second in the Wren series.
Wrens War Sherwood Smith (Penguin/Firebird 0-14-240162-5, Jul 2004, $6.99, 210pp, tp, cover by Victor Lee) [Wren] Reprint (Harcourt Brace 1995) young-adult fantasy novel, third in the Wren series.
The TollTaker James Sneddon (Gale Group/Five Star 1-59414-146-0, Jun 2004, $25.95, 317pp, hc, cover by Alan M. Clark) Horror novel. A young boy is sure his talisman will keep his missing father alive to return from Vietnam. A first novel. Packaged and edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Ed Gorman. Order from Five Star, 295 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville ME 04901; 800-223-1244; [www.galegroup.com/fivestar].
Shaturanga: The Story of Onus Brian Snelson (iUniverse 0-595-66019-3, Dec 2003, $26.95, 229pp, hc) SF novel, subtitled The Anti-Science Fiction Fantasy, set in a far future Earth transformed by a great cataclysm where cultures range from medieval to high-tech. Illustrated by Rodney Sellars. A trade paperback edition (-29569-X, $16.95) was announced but not seen. This is a print-on-demand book, available online at [www.iuniverse.com], or from iUniverse, 2021 Pine Lake Road, Suite 100, Lincoln NE 68512.
The Fallen: Reckoning Thomas E. Sniegoski (Simon Pulse 0-689-85308-4, Mar 2004, $5.99, 263pp, pb, cover by Greg Spalenka) [Fallen] Young-adult fantasy, fourth and final in the series about a boy who is the child of a mortal and an angel.
Forrorrois: Innocence Lost Suzanne Y. Snow (1stBooks 1-4033-8239-5, Feb 2003, $23.00, 365pp, hc) SF novel. A woman kidnapped and transformed by aliens is rescued but cant return to Earth without interfering with its technological progress. A first novel. This is dated 2003, but not seen until now; a print-on-demand book, available online at [www.1stbooks.com]; 800-839-8640.
The Headless Cupid Zilpha Keatley Snyder (Random House/Dell Yearling 0-440-43507-2, Apr 2004, $5.99, 203pp, tp, cover by D. F. Henderson) Reprint (Atheneum 1971) young-adult ghost novel, a Newbery Honor book.
The Unseen Zilpha Keatley Snyder (Random House/Delacorte 0-385-73084-5, Apr 2004, $15.95, 199pp, hc, cover by Tim Jessell) Young-adult horror novel. A girls magic feather makes her aware of phantoms around her.
The Witches of Worm Zilpha Keatley Snyder (Random House/Dell Yearling 0-440-49727-2, Apr 2004, $5.99, 183pp, tp, cover by D. F. Henderson) Reprint (Atheneum 1971) young-adult ghost novel, a Newbery Honor book.
Scholastic BookFiles: A Reading Guide to A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine LEngle Manuela Soares (Scholastic BookFiles 0-439-46364-5, Jul 2003, $4.99, 64pp, tp) Young-adult reference, a guide to the book including an interview with LEngle, a list of related reading, and a bibliography. [Madeleine LEngle]
DragonLance: The New Adventures, Volume 5: Dragon Sword Ree Soesbee (Wizards of the Coast/Mirrorstone 0-7869-3578-2, Jan 2005, $5.99, 242pp, tp, cover by Vinod Rams) [DragonLance: New Adventures] Young-adult novelization based on the roleplaying games. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.
Dungeons & Dragons: Knights of the Silver Dragon 2: Riddle in Stone Ree Soesbee (Wizards of the Coast/Mirrorstone Books 0-7869-3211-2, Aug 2004, $5.99, 180pp, tp, cover by Emily Fiegenshuh) [Dungeons & Dragons: Knights of the Silver Dragon] Young-adult novelization based on the roleplaying game world, the second in a series. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.
Vamped David Sosnowski (Simon & Schuster/The Free Press 0-7432-6253-0, Aug 2004, $24.00, 335pp, hc) Vampire novel set in a world where vampires outnumber mortals.
Immortal Journey: The Death of Innocence Ruth A. Souther (Laruso Publishing 0-9721003-0-X, Oct 2004, $12.95, 471pp, tp, cover by Keith Whetstone) [Immortal Journey] Fantasy novel, the first in a series. A first novel. Laruso Publishing, PO Box 114, Springfield IL 62705-0114; [www.larusopublishing.com].
The World as It Shall Be Emile Souvestre (Wesleyan University Press 0-8195-6615-2, Nov 2004, $29.95, 248 + xxv, hc) SF dystopian novel, translated by Margaret Clarke from the French Le Monde tel quil sera (1846); the original illustrations are included. This is the first English edition, edited and with an introduction by I.F. Clarke and with a preface by both Clarkes. Includes notes and bibliography. Order from University Press of New England, Order Dept., 37 Lafayette St., Lebanon NH 03766-1405; 800-421-1561; [www.wesleyan.edu/wespress].
Agog! Smashing Stories ed. Cat Sparks ( Press Agog 0-9580567-3-0, Jun 2004, A$24.95, 291pp, tp, cover by Cat Sparks) Original anthology of 20 stories. Authors include Sean McMullen, Justine Larbalestier, Marianne de Pierres, and Simon Brown. Available from Agog! Press, PO Box U302, Wollongong University, NSW 2522, Australia.
A Dirge for the Temporal Darren Speegle (Raw Dog Screaming 0-9745031-3-4, Aug 2004, $14.95, 207pp, tp, cover by Mike Bohatch) Collection of 34 horror stories, 11 original. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online at [www.rawdogscreaming.com] or from Raw Dog Screaming Press, 5103 72nd Place, Hyattsville MD 20784.
Gothic Wine Darren Speegle (Aardwolf Press 0-9706225-3-8, Apr 2004, $14.95, 218pp, tp, cover by Frank Wu) Original collection of 16 gothic stories, seven reprints, all set in Europe and involving wine to some extent. Available from Aardwolf Publishing, PO Box 14792, Durham NC 27709-4792; [www.aardwolfpress.com].
- 9 · Chasing Fuseli · ss *
- 27 · The Taste of Glühwein · ss *
- 35 · Red View · ss Gothic.Net website Dec, 2002
- 47 · Der Tod · ss Fangorias Frightful Fiction Dec, 2002
- 55 · Frail Is the Cord · ss Reckless Abandon Aug, 2002
- 69 · Valley of Silence · ss *
- 79 · Porta Nigra · ss The Three-Lobed Burning Eye, 2001
- 91 · Boyancy · ss *
- 107 · End of the Line · nv *
- 133 · A Train Named Happenstance · ss *
- 139 · The Wholesome Scent of Cedar · ss The Edge, Tales of Suspense #9, 2001
- 151 · Colibri · ss *
- 167 · The Lighthouse at Vijt · ss Horrorfind.com Feb, 2002
- 181 · The Third Party · ss Stillwaters Journal May, 2003
- 187 · Farewell, Summer · ss *
- 203 · Textures · ss *
Fancestral Voices Jack Speer (NESFA Press 1-886778-56-6, Sep 2004, $17.00, 190pp, tp, cover by Charles Williams) Non-fiction collection of 32 pieces of fannish writing, published in honor of Speers appearance as GoH at Noreascon 4, Worldcon 2004. Introduction by Art Widner. Available from NESFA Press, PO Box 809, Framingham MA 01701; [www.nesfa.org/press]; add $3.00 postage.
Dog Warrior Wen Spencer (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45990-3, Oct 2004, $6.99, 306pp, pb, cover by Steve Stone) [Ukiah Oregon] SF novel, fourth in the Ukiah Oregon series. The search for the cult turns up a brother Ukiah didnt know he had.
Tinker Wen Spencer (Baen 0-7434-9871-2, Dec 2004, $6.99, 438pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Steel City] Reprint (Baen 2003) fantasy novel set in a near-future Pittsburgh with elves and a girl genius inventor.
Bug Jack Barron Norman Spinrad (Overlook Press 1-58567-585-7, Sep 2004, $14.95, 264pp, tp) Reprint (Walker 1969) SF novel. This has a 1999 afterword by Michael Moorcock.
Deus X and Other Stories Norman Spinrad (Gale Group/Five Star 0-7862-5350-9, Sep 2003, $25.95, 247pp, hc, cover by Alan M. Clark & Kevin Ward) Collection of two novellas and a short story. Packaged and edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Ed Gorman. Order from Five Star, 295 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville ME 04901; 800-223-1244; [www.galegroup.com/fivestar].
- 9 · Deus X · na Bantam Spectra, 1993
- 141 · The Fat Vampire · ss Albedo One #15 97
- 169 · Vampire Junkies · na Tomorrow Aug 93
The Druid King Norman Spinrad (Random House/Vintage 0-375-72496-6, Aug 2004, $14.00, 415pp, tp) Reprint (Little, Brown UK 2003) historical novel with fantasy elements about Julius Caesar and Vercingetorix in Gaul.
Lionclaw Nancy Springer (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-240053-X, Apr 2004, $5.99, 122pp, tp, cover by Greg Call) [Rowan Hood] Reprint (Philomel 2002) young-adult fantasy, sequel to Rowan Hood, Outlaw Girl of Sherwood Forest.
Wild Boy Nancy Springer (Penguin/Philomel 0-399-24015-2, May 2004, $16.99, 115pp, hc, cover by Greg Call) [Rowan Hood] Young-adult fantasy, fourth in the series begun in Rowan Hood, Outlaw Girl of Sherwood Forest.
Prom Night ed. Nancy Springer & Martin H. Greenberg (ibooks/BP Books 0-7434-8734-6, May 2004, $6.99, 309pp, pb, cover by Luis Royo) Reprint (DAW 1999) anthology of 22 stories of out-of-the-world prom nights. Greenberg isnt named as co-editor, but this is copyrighted by Springer and Tekno Books.
Strontium Dog: Prophet Margin Simon Spurrier (BL Publishing/Black Flame US 1-84416-134-X, Jan 2005, $6.99, 252pp, pb, cover by Dylan Teague) Novelization based on the world of the comics. Copyrighted by Rebellion A/S.
Powers of Detection: Stories of Mystery & Fantasy ed. Dana Stabenow (Ace 0-441-01197-7, Oct 2004, $12.00, 227 + x, tp, cover by Jonathan Barkat) Original anthology of 12 stories of mystery and fantasy. Authors include Donna Andrews, Charlaine Harris, Michael Armstrong, and Sharon Shinn. This is copyrighted by Stabenow and Tekno Books.