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Freeze Tag Caroline Cooney (Scholastic/Point 0-590-45681-4, Sep 2004, $5.99, 166pp, pb) Reprint (Scholastic 1992) young-adult horror novel about a girl who can freeze those she touches. This is dated 2004 but not seen until now.
Retribution, Inc. Geoff Cooper (CD Publications 1-58767-112-3, Jun 2005, $30.00, 103pp, hc) [Brackards Point] Horror novella in the Brackards Point series. A rock bands big chance leads to some desperate decisions. This is a signed limited edition of 750. Cemetery Dance Publications, 132-B Industry Lane, Unit 7, Forest Hill MD 21050; [www.cemeterydance.com].
The Magicians Boy Susan Cooper (Simon & Schuster/McElderry 0-689-87622-X, Mar 2005, $14.95, 101pp, hc, cover by Serena Riglietti) Childrens fantasy novelette. A boy is transported to the land of story. Illustrated by Serena Riglietti.
A Child Again Robert Coover (McSweeneys Books 1-932416-22-6, Oct 2005, $9.00, 276pp, hc, cover by Michael Kupperman) Collection of 18 stories, many based on folk and fairy tales, plus a shuffleable story on cards.
- · Sir John Paper Returns to Honah-Lee · ss
- · Punch · ss
- · The Invisible Man · ss Playboy Jan, 2002
- · The Dead Queen · ss Quarterly Review of Literature #18 73
- · Playing House · ss
- · Puzzle Page: Riddle · pz
- · The Fisherman and the Jinn · ss Playboy Sep, 2005
- · Alice in the Time of the Jabberwock · ss
- · Fallguys Faith · ss
- · Return of the Dark Children · ss
- · Presidents · ss
- · Puzzle Page: Chicago Cryptogram · pz
- · McDuff on the Mound · ss
- · Grandmothers Nose · ss
- · Puzzle Page: Suburban Jigsaw · pz
- · Stick Man · ss Harpers Aug, 2001
- · Last One · ss *
- · Aesops Forest · nv Capra Press: Santa Barbara, CA v8 86
- · Heart Suit · ss
Edgar Allan Poe: The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales of terror Richard Corben & Richard Margopoulos (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-48313-8, Aug 2005, $12.95, 54pp, tp, cover by Richard Corben) Graphic collection of four horror stories by Poe adapted by Margopoulos and illustrated by Richard Corben.
Lionboy: The Chase Zizou Corder (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-240454-3, Sep 2005, $6.99, 263pp, tp) [Lionboy] Reprint (Dial 2004) young-adult fantasy, the second in a trilogy. Corder is a pen name for Louisa Young & Isabel Adomakoh Young.
Lionboy: The Truth Zizou Corder (Penguin/Dial 0-8037-2985-5, Sep 2005, $16.99, 232pp, hc) [Lionboy] Young-adult fantasy, the third in a trilogy. The search for Charlies kidnapped parents continues. Corder is a pen name for Louisa Young & Isabel Adomakoh Young.
Winters Orphans Elaine Corvidae (Mundania Press 1-59426-124-5, Jan 2005, $13.00, 201pp, tp, cover by Stacey L. King) [Shadow Fae] Reprint (NovelBooks 2001) fantasy novel, the first volume in the Shadow Fae trilogy. This is copyrighted 2005 and indicates first edition. A print-on-demand edition, available online at [www.mundania.com], or from Mundania Press, 6470A Glenway Ave. #109, Cincinnati OH 45211-5222.
King Kong: The Island of the Skull Matthew Costello (Pocket Star 1-4165-1669-7, Nov 2005, $7.99, 324pp, pb) [King Kong] Movie tie-in, a prequel to the new movie. Copyrighted by Universal Studios Licensing.
The Shadebinders Oath Jeanette Cottrell (Dragon Moon Press 1-896944-31-0, Dec 2005, $19.95, 266pp, tp, cover by Ashley Williams) Fantasy novel. A cabinetmaker who can see the dead, a cursed princess, and a goat-like Being oppose treachery that threatens the land. Dragon Moon Press, PO Box 64312, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2K 6J7; [www.dragonmoonpress.com].
Warhammer 40,000: Crimson Tears Ben Counter (BL Publishing/Black Library US 1-84416-160-9, Mar 2005, $7.99, 398pp, pb, cover by Adrian Smith) [Warhammer 40,000: Soul Drinkers] Novelization based on the roleplaying game universe, the third in the Soul Drinkers series. First US edition (Black Library 1/05).
Effendi Jon Courtenay Grimwood (Bantam Spectra 0-553-58744-7, Sep 2005, $12.00, 412pp, tp, cover by Bob Larkin) [Arabesk] Alternate-world SF novel, the second book in the Arabesk trilogy. First US edition (Earthlight 4/02).
Felaheen Jon Courtenay Grimwood (Bantam Spectra 0-553-38378-7, Jan 2006, $12.00, 359pp, tp, cover by Robert Larkin) [Arabesk] Alternate-world SF novel, third in the Arabesk series featuring investigator Ashraf Bey. First US edition (Earthlight 2003 as Felaheen: The Third Arabesk).
Pashazade Jon Courtenay Grimwood (Bantam Spectra 0-553-58743-9, Mar 2005, $12.00, 356pp, tp, cover by Bob Larkin) [Arabesk] Near-future SF novel, first in the Arabesk trilogy, set in an alternate world where the Ottoman Empire never collapsed. First US edition (Earthlight 2001).
William Shakespeares Macbeth Arthur Byron Cover & Tony Leonard Tamai (Penguin/Puffin Graphics 0-14-240409-8, Sep 2005, $9.99, 173pp, tp, cover by Tony Leonard Tamai) Young-adult graphic novel adaptation of Shakespeares play adapted by Cover with b&w art by Tamai. Packaged and copyrighted by Byron Preiss Visual Publications.
Juliet Dove, Queen of Love Bruce Coville (Harcourt/Magic Carpet 0-15-205217-8, May 2005, $5.95, 190pp, tp, cover by Tony DiTerlizzi) [Magic Shop] Reprint (Harcourt 2003) young-adult humorous fantasy novel, the fifth in the Magic Shop series.
Thors Wedding Day Bruce Coville (Harcourt 0-15-201455-1, Sep 2005, $15.00, 137pp, hc, cover by Matthew Cogswell) Childrens fantasy novella, a humorous retelling of the Norse myth about how Thor recovered his stolen hammer.
Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic ed. F. Brett Cox & Andy Duncan (Tor 0-765-30814-2, Jul 2005, $15.95, 380pp, tp) Reprint (Tor 2004) anthology of 26 stories of the American South.
Fantastic Four: War Zone Greg Cox (Pocket Star 1-4165-0965-8, Aug 2005, $7.99, 277pp, pb, cover by Glen Orbik) [Fantastic Four] Novelization based on the comic books. Copyrighted by Marvel Characters.
Underworld: Evolution Greg Cox (Pocket Star 0-7434-8073-2, Jan 2006, $6.99, 275pp, pb) Novelization based on the movie. Copyrighted by Lakeshore Entertainment Group.
The God Particle Richard Cox (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-46285-8, Jun 2005, $13.95, 304pp, tp) SF novel. A physicist works to find a theoretical particle.
Jimmy Coates: Assassin? Joe Craig (HarperCollins 0-06-077263-8, Jun 2005, $15.99, 218pp, hc, cover by David Frankland) [Jimmy Coates] Young-adult SF novel about a genetically engineered superkid. First US edition (HarperCollins UK 3/05 as Jimmy Coates: Killer).
The Shadow City Gary William Crawford (Naked Snake Press, Aug 2005, $5.00, 30pp, ph, cover by Jimmy Britton) Chapbook original collection of 20 poems, some previously published in earlier forms. Illustrated by Jimmy Britton.
- 7 · Welcome to the Shadow City · pm *
- 7 · A Strange Disease · pm *
- 8 · The Night Storm in the Shadow City · pm *
- 10 · Dark Love in the Shadow City · pm *
- 12 · Four Angles/Four Eyes · pm *
- 13 · Insomnia · pm *
- 14 · Taking the Census in the Shadow City · pm *
- 14 · Messenger from Hell · pm *
- 16 · A Fine Education in the Shadow City · pm *
- 17 · Modern Medicine in the Shadow City · pm *
- 18 · The Web · pm *
- 19 · The Intruder Has Taken Nothing · pm *
- 20 · What the Traveler Saw · pm *
- 21 · Dead Pan · pm *
- 22 · Conflict in the Shadow City · pm *
- 23 · Kaleidoscope · pm Star*Line v27 #4, 2004
- 24 · They Put One Over · pm *
- 25 · The Little God · pm *
- 26 · The Artistry of Punishment · pm *
- 30 · Last Things in the Shadow City · pm Dreams & Nightmares #70, 2005
Storms of Destiny A. C. Crispin (HarperCollins/Eos 0-380-78284-7, Aug 2005, $7.99, 547pp, pb) [Exiles of Boqurain] Fantasy novel, book one of The Exiles of Boqurain. A dedicated priestess discovers a dark secret about her deity.
War and the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien Janet Brennan Croft (Greenwood Press/Praeger 0-313-32592-8, Jul 2004, $64.95, 175pp, hc) Non-fiction, a critical exploration of ways the two World Wars affected Tolkien and his works. Includes bibliography and index. This is dated 2004, but not seen until now. This is No. 106 in Contributions to the Study of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Order from Greenwood Press/Praeger, 88 Post Road West, Box 5007, Westport CT 06881; 800-225-5800; [www.praeger.com]. [J. R. R. Tolkien]
Tolkien on Film: Essays on Peter Jacksons The Lord of the Rings ed. Janet Brennan Croft (Mythopoeic Press, The 1-887726-09-8, Dec 2004, $19.95, 323 + ix, tp, cover by Patrick Wynne) Non-fiction gathering of 14 critical essays on the movies. Authors include Diana Paxson, David Bratman, and Jane Chance. Includes an index. Order from The Mythopoeic Society, 920 N. Atlantic Blvd. #E, Alhambra CA 91801; website: [www.mythsoc.org]. [J. R. R. Tolkien]
The Naming Alison Croggon (Candlewick Press 0-763-62639-2, Jun 2005, $17.99, 492pp, hc) [Pellinor] Young-adult fantasy novel, the first book in the Pellinor quartet. A bard discovers Maerads special gift and frees her from slavery. First US edition (Penguin Australia 10/02 as The Gift).
Bonechillers: 13 Twisted Tales of Terror D. W. Cropper (Llewellyn 0-7387-0758-9, Aug 2005, $8.95, 256pp, tp) Young-adult original collection of 13 horror stories. Available from Llewellyn Publications, PO Box 64383, St. Paul MN 55164-0383; 800-THE-MOON; [www.lllewellyn.com].
- 1 · The Imaginary Friend · ss *
- 17 · Snowbound · ss *
- 33 · Running with the Pack · nv *
- 57 · The Unfortunate Invitation · ss *
- 65 · Devil from the Sky · ss *
- 81 · Vengeance and Wrath · nv *
- 105 · The Switch · ss *
- 121 · Billy-Dont-Do-It · nv *
- 147 · Witch-Baby · ss *
- 163 · The Parade of Night · ss *
- 181 · Down, Down, Down · ss *
- 197 · Orphan Asylum · nv *
- 225 · In Shadows · nv *
Touched by Venom Janine Cross (Penguin/Roc 0-451-46048-0, Nov 2005, $14.00, 353pp, tp, cover by Paul Youll) [Dragon Temple] Dark fantasy novel, first in the Dragon Temple Saga. A young woman unjustly banished finds hope to fight the tyrannical dragonmasters.
The Girlhood of Shakespeares Heroines John Crowley (Subterranean Press 1-59606-023-9, Aug 2005, $35.00, 93pp, hc, cover by Gail Cross) Associational novella, originally published online in Conjunctions. This is a signed, limited edition of 500; a lettered edition of 26 is sold out. Subterranean Press, PO Box 190106, Burton MI 48519; [www.subterraneanpress.com].
Lord Byrons Novel: The Evening Land John Crowley (HarperCollins/Morrow 0-06-055658-7, Jun 2005, $25.95, 465pp, hc, cover by Caspar David Friedrich) Associational novel about a gothic novel supposedly written by Byron, with notes by his daughter Ada, and commentary on the manuscripts history.
Fourbodings: A Quartet of Uneasy Tales from Four Members of the Macabre Peter Crowther (CD Publications 1-58767-090-9, Jun 2005, $40.00, 348pp, hc, cover by Edward Miller) Original anthology of four horror novellas by Terry Lamsley, Simon Clark, Tim Lebbon, and Mark Morris. This is a signed, limited edition of 1,000; a traycased lettered edition of 26 ($200.00) is also available. Cemetery Dance Publications, 132-B Industry Lane, Unit 7, Forest Hill MD 21050; [www.cemeterydance.com].
Constellations ed. Peter Crowther (DAW 0-7564-0234-4, Jan 2005, $6.99, 310pp, pb) Original anthology of 15 SF stories involving stars of the constellations, described on the title page as The Best of New British SF. Authors include Paul McAuley, Brian W. Aldiss, Stephen Baxter, and Justina Robson. This is copyrighted by Crowther and Martin H. Greenbergs Tekno Books.
The Sledding Hill Chris Crutcher (HarperCollins/Greenwillow 0-06-050243-6, May 2005, $15.99, 230pp, hc) Young-adult novel about school censorship, narrated by a ghost. Eddie becomes mute after his best friend dies, and draws the attention of a crusading minister.
The Girl in the Golden Atom Ray Cummings (University of Nebraska Press/Bison Books 0-8032-6457-7, Oct 2005, $14.95, 341 + xi, tp, cover by R. W. Boeche) [Scientific Club] Reprint (Methuen 1922) SF novel. Introduction by Jack Williamson. This is part of the Bison Frontiers of Imagination series. Order from University of Nebraska Press, 1111 Lincoln Mall, Lincoln NE 68588-0630; 800-755-1105; [email@example.com]; [www.bisonbooks.com].
Shadows in the Darkness Elaine Cunningham (Tor 0-765-34851-9, Jan 2006, $6.99, 304pp, pb) [Gigi Gellman] Reprint (Tor 2004) dark fantasy mystery novel, the first featuring PI Gigi Gellman.
Specimen Days Michael Cunningham (Farrar Straus Giroux 0-374-29962-5, Jun 2005, $25.00, 308pp, hc) Literary novel with SF and fantasy elements, a three-part novel of Manhattan with a ghost story in the past, terrorism in the present, and aliens 150 years in the future, all tied together by three recurring characters and references to Walt Whitman.
The Dark Marianne Curley (Bloomsbury USA 1-58234-664-X, Sep 2005, $8.95, 334pp, tp) Reprint (Bloomsbury 2003) young-adult fantasy novel, second in the Guardians of Time trilogy.
The Key Marianne Curley (Bloomsbury USA 1-58234-953-3, Jun 2005, $16.95, 413pp, hc, cover by Lizzy Bromley) [Guardians of Time] Young-adult fantasy novel, third in the Guardians of Time trilogy. First US edition (Bloomsbury 2/05).
The Named Marianne Curley (Bloomsbury USA 1-58234-913-4, May 2005, $8.95, 333pp, pb, cover by Tony Stone) [Guardians of Time] Reprint (Bloomsbury 2002) young-adult fantasy novel, first in The Guardians of Time trilogy.
Hive Tim Curran (Elder Signs Press 0-9759229-4-7, May 2005, $15.95, 271pp, tp, cover by Dave Carson) [From the Mountains of Madness] Horror novel, a sequel to H.P. Lovecrafts From the Mountains of Madness. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online at [www.eldersignspress.com] or from Elder Signs Press, PO Box 389, Lake Orion MI 48361-0389.
The Unseen: It Begins Richie Tankersley Cusick (Penguin/Speak 0-14-240463-2, Aug 2005, $6.99, 296pp, tp) Young-adult horror novel, first in a new series. Lucy has terrifying visions and dreams, and the sense that something is watching her. First US edition (Scholastic/Point UK 9/03 as The Unseen).
The Unseen: Rest in Peace Richie Tankersley Cusick (Penguin/Speak 0-14-240464-0, Aug 2005, $6.99, 274pp, tp, cover by Tony Sahara) Young-adult horror novel, second in the series. First US edition (Scholastic/Point UK 5/04 as The Unseen II).
The Jaguar and the Wolf Leah R. Cutter (Penguin/Roc 0-451-46026-X, May 2005, $6.99, 309pp, pb) Fantasy novel of a Viking exile and a Mayan priestess.
X & Y, and Other Like Stories Heidi Cyr (RedJack 1-892619-08-3, Sep 2005, $7.00, 180pp, tp, cover by Orr Marshall) Original collection of 16 stories, several previously published in small-press or electronic magazines. Copyrighted by Heidi Lampietti. RedJack, PO Box 633, Bayside CA 95524; [www.redjack.us].
- 5 · You Can Buy the Girl · ss Indigenous Fiction #2 99
- 13 · Little Blue Lovely · ss *
- 21 · One Long Hot Summer · ss *
- 31 · Mr. Heisenbergs Principles · ss *
- 55 · Davey Machine · vi Space & Time #93, 2001
- 63 · No Fear of the Sun at All · ss *
- 81 · Peter Prosser · ss *
- 91 · And Gaby · vi *
- 93 · Blind Man in a Cup · ss *
- 101 · Cell F Is the World · vi *
- 105 · The Man Outside · ss *
- 117 · Not to Come to Not · ss *
- 141 · The Lost and Found · ss *
- 151 · In a Fit of Pique · ss *
- 157 · X and Y · ss *
- 175 · Jesus Savant · ss *
Migration Julie E. Czerneda (DAW 0-7564-0260-3, May 2005, $24.95, 453pp, hc, cover by Luis Royo) [Species Imperative] SF novel, second in the Species Imperative series. Mac is recruited to join an interspecies conference on the threat of the Dhryn.
Migration Julie E. Czerneda (SFBC #1188697, May 2005, $12.49, 453pp, hc, cover by Luis Royo) [Species Imperative] Reprint (DAW 2005) SF novel, second in the Species Imperative series. This is similar to the DAW edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.
Survival Julie E. Czerneda (DAW 0-7564-0261-1, May 2005, $6.99, 475pp, pb, cover by Luis Royo) [Species Imperative] Reprint (DAW 2004) SF novel, the first in the Species Imperative series.
They Will Have Visions and Dreams Faith Daehlin (Daehlin, Faith 0-9761308-0-7, Jun 2005, $12.98, 248pp, tp, cover by Marlee Daehlin) Young-adult Christian fantasy novel of five young people given supernatural gifts by God. This is dated 2004, but not seen until now. Order from Faith Daehlin [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-240388-1, May 2005, $6.99, 155pp, tp) [Charlie] Reissue (Knopf 1964) young-adult fantasy novel with illustrations by Quentin Blake. This is a movie tie-in edition.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl (Random House/Knopf/Borzoi 0-375-83460-5, May 2005, $14.95, 155pp, hc) [Charlie] Reissue (Knopf 1964) young-adult fantasy novel with illustrations by Quentin Blake. This is a movie tie-in edition.
Whispering to Witches Anna Dale (Bloomsbury USA 1-58234-699-2, Sep 2005, $7.95, 297pp, tp, cover by Melvyn Grant) Reprint (Bloomsbury 2004) young-adult contemporary fantasy novel.
The Second Coming John Dalmas (Baen 1-4165-0903-8, Sep 2005, $7.99, 505pp, pb, cover by Larry Elmore) Reprint (Baen 2004) near-future fantasy novel. The worlds new savior is a black Canadian software genius.
Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Don DAmmassa (Facts on File 0-8160-5924-1, Jun 2005, $65.00, 538 + v, tp) Non-fiction, reference, a guide to major authors and works of genre SF (fantasy excluded). Includes index and bibliographies.
Haven Don DAmmassa (Gale Group/Five Star 1-59414-229-7, Dec 2004, $25.95, 291pp, hc, cover by Christopher Wait) SF mystery novel. Averys quiet recuperation on the pastoral planet Meadow is disturbed by the discovery of a dead body and political conspiracy.
Superluminal Tony Daniel (HarperCollins/Eos 0-06-102026-5, Mar 2005, $7.99, 533pp, pb, cover by Gregory Bridges) [Metaplanetary] Reprint (Eos 2004) SF novel, sequel to Metaplanetary.
The Rebel: An Imagined Life of James Dean Jack Dann (Harper 0-06-075177-0, Aug 2005, $13.95, 401pp, tp) Reprint (Flamingo Australia 2004) alternate-history/fantasy novel.
Nebula Awards Showcase 2005 ed. Jack Dann (Penguin/Roc 0-451-46015-4, Mar 2005, $15.95, 328pp, tp) Anthology of Nebula Award-winners and nominees: 12 stories and two excerpts from the winning novel and novella. This also includes three Rhysling Award-winning poems, commentary on SF from six authors, a look at 2004 movies by Lucius Shepard, plus articles on and stories by Grandmaster Robert Silverberg and Author Emeritus Charles L. Harness. The 39th volume in the annual series.
- 1 · Introduction · Jack Dann · in
- 8 · The Mask of the Rex [Time Rangers] · Richard Bowes · nv F&SF May, 2002
- 29 · The Last of the O-Forms · James Van Pelt · ss Asimovs Sep, 2002
- 42 · Movements in Science Fiction and Fantasy: A Symposium · Bruce Sterling, China Miéville, Paul McAuley, Ellen Kushner & Jeff Vandermeer · sy
- 65 · Grandma · Carol Emshwiller · ss F&SF Mar, 2002
- 74 · Grand Master Robert Silverberg: The Stochastic Writer · Barry N. Malzberg · ar
- 78 · Sundance · Robert Silverberg · ss F&SF Jun 69
- 92 · Lambing Season · Molly Gloss · ss Asimovs Jul, 2002
- 103 · 0wnz0red · Cory Doctorow · nv Salon Aug 28, 2002
- 132 · Film: The Year in Review · Lucius Shepard · mr
- 140 · Knapsack Poems [Goxhat] · Eleanor Arnason · ss Asimovs May, 2002
- 157 · Coraline · Neil Gaiman · ex New York: HarperCollins, 2002
- 173 · What I Didnt See · Karen Joy Fowler · ss Sci Fiction website Jul 10, 2002
- 188 · Tripping with the Alchemist · Barry N. Malzberg · ar F&SF Jun, 2003
- 209 · Author Emeritus Charles L. Harness: Wielder of Light · George Zebrowski · ar
- 216 · Quarks at Appomattox · Charles L. Harness · ss Analog Oct 83
- 227 · Of a Sweet Slow Dance in the Wake of Temporary Dogs · Adam-Troy Castro · nv Imaginings, ed. Keith R. A. DeCandido, Pocket, 2003
- 248 · Rhysling Award Winners
- 250 · Potherb Gardening · Ruth Berman · pm Asimovs Dec, 2002
- 251 · Epochs in Exile: A Fantasy Trilogy · Charles Saplak & Mike Allen · pp EOTU Ezine Feb, 2002
- 255 · Matlacihuatls Gift · Sonya Taaffe · pm Dreams & Nightmares #63, 2002
- 261 · Goodbye to All That · Harlan Ellison · ss McSweeneys Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales, ed. Michael Chabon, Vintage Books, 2003
- 271 · The Story Behind the Book: A Personal View · Elizabeth Moon · is
- 178 · The Speed of Dark · Elizabeth Moon · ex Orbit, 2002
- 292 · The Empire of Ice Cream · Jeffrey Ford · nv Sci Fiction website Feb 26, 2003