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The Fire Within Chris DLacey (Scholastic/The Chicken House 0-439-67243-0, May 2005, $14.95, 340pp, hc, cover by Angelo Rinaldi) Young-adult fantasy novel. A college student takes a room in a house full of clay dragons that come to life. First US edition (Watts UK 2001).
Eastern Standard Tribe Cory Doctorow (Tor 0-765-31045-7, Apr 2005, $12.95, 223pp, tp, cover by Shelley Eshkar) Reprint (Tor 2004) SF novel.
Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town Cory Doctorow (Tor 0-765-31278-6, Jul 2005, $24.95, 315pp, hc, cover by Dave McKean) Contemporary fantasy novel.
Charmed: Picture Perfect Cameron Dokey (Simon Spotlight Entertainment 1-4169-0025-X, Oct 2005, $5.99, 199pp, pb) [Charmed] Young-adult novelization, the 31st based on the TV show about three witches. Copyrighted by Spelling Television.
Resonance Chris Dolley (Baen 1-4165-0912-7, Nov 2005, $24.00, 389pp, hc, cover by Alan Pollack) SF novel of alternate realities. Obsessive-compulsive Graham Smith sees the world is an unstable place, and people are out to kill him.
The Runes of the Earth Stephen R. Donaldson (Ace 0-441-01304-X, Sep 2005, $16.00, 532pp, tp, cover by Michael Whelan) [Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant] Reprint (Putnam 2004) fantasy novel, book one in the Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant quartet.
Tales of Skastowe Thomas Donaldson (Periastron Books 0-9642190-1-8, Nov 2003, $20.00, 139pp, tp) Collection of 16 stories about the virtually immortal inhabitants of the solar system Skastowe. This says published 2003 but also indicates a 2004 date. Order from Thomas Donaldson, PO Box 208, OConnor ACT 2602, Australia; [email@example.com]; postage included in price; make checks to Thomas Donaldson.
- iii · A Quotation · ms *
- · From Earth
- 1 · The Last Death in Lubbock, Texas · ss *
- 9 · Birth Scars · ss *
- 18 · Travelling · ss *
- · And from Skastowe
- 29 · A Mass on Christmas Day, 8936 AD · ss *
- 34 · The Baby Skarsopen · ss *
- 43 · Hanjo the Youth · ss *
- 56 · In the Restaurant Banyan · ss *
- 64 · Life · ss *
- 70 · An Affair · ss *
- 80 · Talakanishil, A Nest of Rearing · ss *
- 89 · What Do You Seek, So Far Far Away · ss *
- 99 · For Readers Only · ss *
- 108 · War Wounds · ss *
- 117 · The Crimes of Gosalveno · ss *
- 126 · The Wild Making Man · ss *
- 132 · And in the Far Far Future · ss *
- 134 · And a Dictionary · ms *
Cat in a Hot Pink Pursuit Carole Nelson Douglas (Tor/Forge 0-765-31399-5, May 2005, $24.95, 364pp, hc, cover by Jo Tronc) [Midnight Louie] Associational mystery, #17 in the Midnight Louie series partly narrated by a cat.
Cat in an Orange Twist Carole Nelson Douglas (Tor/Forge 0-765-34593-5, May 2005, $6.99, 418pp, pb, cover by Jo Tronc) [Midnight Louie] Reprint (Forge 2004) associational mystery, #16 in the Midnight Louie series partly narrated by a cat.
Spider Dance Carole Nelson Douglas (Tor/Forge 0-765-34595-1, Sep 2005, $7.99, 488pp, pb, cover by Glenn Harrington) [Irene Adler] Reprint (Forge 2004) associational mystery, eighth in the Irene Adler series of Holmesian pastiches.
Darkwitch Rising Sara Douglass (Tor 0-765-30542-9, May 2005, $27.95, 607pp, hc, cover by Luis Royo) [Troy Game] Fantasy novel, the third in the Troy Game series, set during the English civil war. First US edition (HarperCollins Australia 4/05).
Darkwitch Rising Sara Douglass (Tor 0-765-34444-0, Jan 2006, $7.99, 752pp, pb, cover by Luis Royo) [Troy Game] Reprint (HarperCollins Australia 2005) fantasy novel in the Troy Game series.
Pilgrim Sara Douglass (Tor 0-312-87375-1, Sep 2005, $27.95, 544pp, hc, cover by Luis Royo) [Wayfarer Redemption] Fantasy novel, book five of The Wayfarer Redemption. First US edition (Voyager Australia 1997).
Pilgrim Sara Douglass (SFBC #1197763, Oct 2005, $13.99, 604pp, hc, cover by Luis Royo) Reprint (Voyager Australia 1997) fantasy novel, book five of The Wayfarer Redemption. This is similar to the Tor edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.
Sinner Sara Douglass (Tor 0-765-34278-2, May 2005, $7.99, 550pp, pb, cover by Luis Royo) [Wayfarer Redemption] Reprint (Voyager Australia 1997) fantasy novel, fourth book in The Wayfarer Redemption.
The Wounded Hawk Sara Douglass (Tor 0-765-34283-9, Sep 2005, $7.99, 607pp, pb, cover by Donato Giancola) Reprint (Voyager Australia 2000) historical fantasy, book two of The Crucible.
Into the Wardrobe: C.S. Lewis and the Narnia Chronicles David C. Downing (Wiley/Jossey-Bass 0-7879-7890-6, Sep 2005, $19.95, 238pp, hc) [Narnia] Non-fiction, a guide to the Narnia books with emphasis on spiritual, moral, and classical elements. Includes notes, bibliography, and index. [C. S. Lewis]
The Best Horror Stories of Arthur Conan Doyle Arthur Conan Doyle (Academy Chicago 0-89733-265-2, 2005, $17.95, 294pp, tp) Reprint (Academy Chicago 1989) collection of 13 stories, with an introduction by Frank D. McSherry, Jr., who edited in collaboration with Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh.
Shadow Twin Gardner Dozois, George R. R. Martin & Daniel Abraham (Subterranean Press 1-59606-029-8, May 2005, $40.00, 114pp, hc, cover by Michael Komarck) Collaborative SF novella, originally published online, with a new collaborative afterword by the authors. Illustrated by Michael Komarck. This is a signed, limited edition of 500; a lettered edition of 26 ($150.00) is also available.
The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Years Best Science Fiction ed. Gardner Dozois (St. Martins Griffin 0-312-33656-X, Feb 2005, $19.95, 655 + xix, tp) Anthology of 36 stories selected from the first 20 volumes of Dozoiss years best anthology series. Authors include Greg Bear, Gene Wolfe, and Ursula K. Le Guin. Introduction by Robert Silverberg. Preface by Dozois. A hardcover St. Martins edition (-33655-1, $35.00) was announced but not seen.
- · Blood Music · Greg Bear · nv Analog Jun 83
- · A Cabin on the Coast · Gene Wolfe · ss F&SF Feb 84
- · Salvador · Lucius Shepard · ss F&SF Apr 84
- · Trinity · Nancy Kress · na IASFM Oct 84
- · Flying Saucer Rock & Roll · Howard Waldrop · ss Omni Jan 85
- · Dinner in Audoghast · Bruce Sterling · ss IASFM May 85
- · Roadside Rescue · Pat Cadigan · ss Omni Jul 85
- · Snow · John Crowley · nv Omni Nov 85
- · The Winter Market · William Gibson · nv Vancouver Nov 85
- · The Pure Product · John Kessel · nv IASFM Mar 86
- · Stable Strategies for Middle Management · Eileen Gunn · ss IASFM Jun 88
- · Kirinyaga [Koriba (Kirinyaga)] · Mike Resnick · nv F&SF Nov 88
- · Tales from the Venia Woods [Roma Eterna] · Robert Silverberg · ss F&SF Oct 89
- · Bears Discover Fire · Terry Bisson · ss IASFM Aug 90
- · Even the Queen · Connie Willis · ss IASFM Apr 92
- · Guest of Honor · Robert Reed · nv F&SF Jun 93
- · None So Blind · Joe Haldeman · ss Asimovs Nov 94
- · Mortimer Grays History of Death · Brian Stableford · na Asimovs Apr 95
- · The Lincoln Train · Maureen F. McHugh · ss F&SF Apr 95
- · Wangs Carpets · Greg Egan · nv New Legends, ed. Greg Bear & Martin H. Greenberg, Legend, 1995
- · Coming of Age in Karhide by Sov Thade Tage em Ereb, of Rer, in Karhide, on Gethen [Gethen] · Ursula K. Le Guin · nv New Legends, ed. Greg Bear & Martin H. Greenberg, Legend, 1995
- · The Dead · Michael Swanwick · ss Starlight 1, ed. Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Tor, 1996
- · Recording Angel · Paul J. McAuley · nv New Legends, ed. Greg Bear & Martin H. Greenberg, Legend, 1995
- · A Dry, Quiet War · Tony Daniel · nv Asimovs Jun 96
- · The Undiscovered · William Sanders · nv Asimovs Mar 97
- · Second Skin · Paul J. McAuley · nv Asimovs Apr 97
- · Story of Your Life · Ted Chiang · na Starlight 2, ed. Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Tor, 1998
- · People Came from Earth · Stephen Baxter · ss Moon Shots, ed. Peter Crowther & Martin H. Greenberg, DAW, 1999
- · The Wedding Album [Cathy] · David Marusek · na Asimovs Jun 99
- · Ten16 to 1 · James Patrick Kelly · nv Asimovs Jun 99
- · Daddys World · Walter Jon Williams · nv Not of Woman Born, ed. Constance Ash, Roc, 1999
- · The Real World [Silurian Tales] · Steven Utley · ss Sci Fiction website Aug 30, 2000
- · Have Not Have · Geoff Ryman · nv F&SF Apr, 2001
- · Lobsters [Macx Family] · Charles Stross · nv Asimovs Jun, 2001
- · Breathmoss [Ten Thousand and One Worlds] · Ian R. MacLeod · na Asimovs May, 2002
- · Lambing Season · Molly Gloss · ss Asimovs Jul, 2002
Galileos Children: Tales of Science vs. Superstition ed. Gardner Dozois (Prometheus/Pyr 1-59102-315-7, Aug 2005, $25.00, 346pp, hc, cover by David Brian) Anthology of 13 stories. Authors include Ursula K. Le Guin, Arthur C. Clarke, and Greg Egan. Order from Prometheus Books, 59 John Glenn Drive, Amherst NY 14228-2197; 800-421-0351; [www.pyrsf.com].
- 11 · It Still Moves! · Gardner Dozois · pr
- 17 · The Stars Below · Ursula K. Le Guin · ss Orbit 14, ed. Damon Knight, Harper & Row, 1974
- 41 · The Will of God · Keith Roberts · nv IASFM Jul 91
- 73 · The Way of Cross and Dragon · George R. R. Martin · nv Omni Jun 79
- 97 · The Pope of the Chimps · Robert Silverberg · nv Perpetual Light, ed. Alan Ryan, Warner Books, 1982
- 123 · The World Is a Sphere · Edgar Pangborn · nv Universe 3, ed. Terry Carr, Random House, 1973
- 149 · Written in Blood · Chris Lawson · ss Asimovs Jun 99
- 167 · Falling Star · Brendan DuBois · ss Space Stations, ed. Martin H. Greenberg & John Helfers, DAW, 2004
- 187 · Three Hearings on the Existence of Snakes in the Human Bloodstream · James Alan Gardner · nv Asimovs Feb 97
- 213 · The Star [Star of Bethlehem] · Arthur C. Clarke · ss Infinity Science Fiction Nov 55
- 221 · The Last Homosexual · Paul Park · ss Asimovs Jun 96
- 239 · The Man Who Walked Home · James Tiptree, Jr. · ss Amazing May 72
- 259 · When the Old Gods Die [Koriba (Kirinyaga)] · Mike Resnick · nv Asimovs Apr 95
- 289 · Oracle · Greg Egan · na Asimovs Jul, 2000
The Years Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Second Annual Collection ed. Gardner Dozois (St. Martins Griffin 0-312-33660-8, Jul 2005, $19.95, 663pp, tp, cover by Stephan Martiniere) Best-of-the-Year anthology of 28 stories, with a summation of the year by Dozois. A St. Martins hardcover edition (-33659-4, $35.00) is also available.
- ix · Acknowledgements · Misc. · ms
- xi · Summation: 2004 · Gardner Dozois · ar (*), 2005
- 1 · Inappropriate Behavior · Pat Murphy · ss Sci Fiction website Feb 11, 2004
- 22 · Start the Clock · Benjamin Rosenbaum · ss F&SF Aug, 2004
- 34 · The Third Party · David Moles · nv Asimovs Sep, 2004
- 58 · The Voluntary State · Christopher Rowe · nv Sci Fiction website May 5, 2004
- 84 · Shiva in Shadow · Nancy Kress · na Between Worlds, ed. Robert Silverberg, SFBC, 2004
- 122 · The People of Sand and Slag · Paolo Bacigalupi · nv F&SF Feb, 2004
- 137 · The Clapping Hands of God · Michael F. Flynn · nv Analog Jul/Aug, 2004
- 170 · Tourism · M. John Harrison · ss Bantam Spectra, 2004
- 182 · Scouts Honor · Terry Bisson · ss Sci Fiction website Jan 28, 2004
- 196 · Men Are Trouble · James Patrick Kelly · nv Asimovs Jun, 2004
- 227 · Mother Aegypt · Kage Baker · na Mother Aegypt and Other Stories, Night Shade Books, 2004
- 279 · Synthetic Serendipity · Vernor Vinge · ss IEEESpectrumonline website Jul 31, 2004
- 293 · Skin Deep · Mary Rosenblum · ss Asimovs Oct/Nov, 2004
- 311 · Delhi · Vandana Singh · ss So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy, ed. Nalo Hopkinson & Uppinder Mehan, Arsenal Pulp Press, 2004
- 324 · The Tribes of Bela [Colonel Kohn] · Albert E. Cowdrey · na F&SF Aug, 2004
- 372 · Sitka · William Sanders · ss Asimovs Apr/May, 2004
- 383 · Leviathan Wept · Daniel Abraham · ss Sci Fiction website Jul 7, 2004
- 400 · The Defenders · Colin P. Davies · ss Asimovs Oct/Nov, 2004
- 404 · Mayflower II [Xeelee] · Stephen Baxter · na PS Publishing, 2004
- 450 · Riding the White Bull · Caitlín R. Kiernan · ss Argosy Magazine Jan/Feb, 2004
- 471 · Falling Star · Brendan DuBois · ss Space Stations, ed. Martin H. Greenberg & John Helfers, DAW, 2004
- 484 · The Dragons of Summer Gulch · Robert Reed · nv Sci Fiction website Dec 1, 2004
- 505 · The Ocean of the Blind · James L. Cambias · nv F&SF Apr, 2004
- 521 · The Garden: A Hwarhath Science Fictional Romance [Hwarhath] · Eleanor Arnason · na Synergy SF: New Science Fiction, ed. George Zebrowski, Gale Group/Five Star, 2004
- 552 · Footvote · Peter F. Hamilton · ss Postscripts Spr, 2004
- 567 · Sisyphus and the Stranger · Paul Di Filippo · ss Bifrost, 2004
- 577 · Ten Sigmas · Paul Melko · ss Talebones Sum, 2004
- 584 · Investments · Walter Jon Williams · na Between Worlds, ed. Robert Silverberg, SFBC, 2004
- 653 · Honorable Mentions · Gardner Dozois · bi (*), 2005
The Years Best Science Fiction: Twenty-second Annual Collection ed. Gardner Dozois (SFBC #1188574, Jul 2005, $14.99, 822pp, hc) Reprint (Griffin 2005) best-of-the-Year anthology of 28 stories, with a summation of the year by Dozois. This is similar to the St. Martins hardcover edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.
The Far Side of the Stars David Drake (SFBC #1154846, Jan 2004, $12.49, 436pp, hc, cover by Stephen Hickman) [Leary & Mundy] Reprint (Baen 2003) SF novel, third in the Leary & Mundy series begun in With the Lightnings. This is similar to the Baen edition, except it lacks a price and the bound-in CD-ROM, and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.
The Way to Glory David Drake (Baen 0-7434-9882-8, May 2005, $25.00, 402pp, hc, cover by Stephen Hickman) [RCN] Military SF novel in the RCN series. Leary and Mundy are stuck on a planet where riots and violence are rife.
The Way to Glory David Drake (SFBC #1185629, May 2005, $12.49, 402pp, hc, cover by Stephen Hickman) [RCN] Reprint (Baen 2005) military SF novel of Lieutenant Leary and the RCN. This is similar to the Baen edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.
The World Turned Upside Down ed. David Drake, Eric Flint & Jim Baen (SFBC #1168633, Feb 2005, $13.99, 743pp, hc, cover by Thomas Kidd) Reprint (Baen 2005) anthology of 29 stories that hooked the editors on SF. The editors provide notes on the stories, with an overall preface by Flint. Authors include Arthur C. Clarke, C.L. Moore, Isaac Asimov, and Theodore Sturgeon.
The Gate of Bones Emily Drake (DAW 0-7564-0265-4, Sep 2005, $6.99, 407pp, pb, cover by Paul Youll) [Magickers] Reprint (DAW 2004) fantasy novel of student mages, fourth in The Magickers series. Drake is a pen name for Rhondi V. Salsitz.
The Dragonology Handbook: A Practical Course in Dragons Ernest Drake (Candlewick Press 0-7636-2814-X, May 2005, $12.99, 80pp, hc) Art book, a companion to Dragonology presented as an earlier volume for students, edited by Dugald A. Steer and illustrated by Helen Ward, Wayne Anderson, and Douglas Carrel. Includes enclosures, envelopes, etc. First US edition (Templar Publishing UK 3/05).
Dead by Dusk Shannon Drake (SFBC #11180756, Feb 2005, $9.99, 379pp, hc) Reprint (Zebra 2005) horror novel. Drake is a pen name for Heather Graham. This has ISBN 0-7394-4844-7; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.
All the Gold of Ophir David M. Drury (Gale Group/Five Star 1-59414-421-4, Nov 2005, $25.95, 418pp, hc, cover by Alan M. Clark) SF mystery. A PI investigates the deaths of men on a mining station near Jupiter.
Tell Me What You See Zoran Drvenkar (Scholastic/The Chicken House 0-439-72452-X, Nov 2005, $16.99, 290pp, hc, cover by Eric Dinyer) Young-adult horror novel. A strange plant in a grave gives Alissa powers. Translated by Chantal Wright from the German Sag Mir Was Du Siehst (Carlsen 2002). First US edition (The Chicken House UK 2005).
Clash of Steel, Book Two: Assassin ed. Boone Dryden (Carnifex Press 0-9759727-2-3, Mar 2006, $4.95, 47pp, ph) Chapbook original anthology of five sword and sorcery stories. Authors include Drew Karpyshyn and Lawrence Weinstein. Order from Carnifex Press, PO Box 1686, Ormond Beach FL 32175; [www.carnifexpress.com]; add $1.00 shipping; checks to Armand Rosamilia.
A Wizard Abroad Diane Duane (Harcourt/Magic Carpet 0-15-205503-7, Oct 2005, $6.95, 339pp, tp, cover by Greg Swearingen) [Young Wizards] Reprint (Corgi 1993) young-adult fantasy novel, volume four in the Young Wizards series.
A Wizard Alone Diane Duane (Harcourt/Magic Carpet 0-15-205509-6, Oct 2005, $6.95, 320pp, tp, cover by Greg Swearingen) [Young Wizards] Reprint (Harcourt 2002) young-adult fantasy novel, volume six in the Young Wizards series.
Wizards at War Diane Duane (Harcourt 0-15-204772-7, Oct 2005, $17.00, 552pp, hc, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [Young Wizards] Young-adult fantasy novel, volume eight in the Young Wizards series.
Wizards at War Diane Duane (SFBC #1198263, Nov 2005, $9.99, 552pp, hc, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [Wizardry] Reprint (Harcourt 2005) YA fantasy novel, volume eight in the Wizardry series. This is similar to the Harcourt edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.
The Wizards Dilemma Diane Duane (Harcourt/Magic Carpet 0-15-205509-6, Oct 2005, $6.95, 403pp, tp, cover by Greg Swearingen) [Young Wizards] Reprint (Harcourt 2001) young-adult fantasy novel, volume five in the Young Wizards series.
Wizards Holiday Diane Duane (Harcourt/Magic Carpet 0-15-205207-0, Jun 2005, $6.95, 416pp, tp, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [Wizardry] Reprint (Harcourt 2003) YA fantasy novel, volume seven in the wizardry series.
Alanya to Alanya L. Timmel Duchamp (Aqueduct Press 0-9746559-6-1, Jun 2005, $19.00, 436pp, tp) [Marqssan Cycle] SF thriller of alien invasion in 2076 Seattle and government scapegoating of feminists. The first of five books in The Marqssan Cycle. Aqueduct Press, PO Box 95787, Seattle WA 98145-2787; [www.aqueductpress.com]; [firstname.lastname@example.org].
The Red Rose Rages (Bleeding) L. Timmel Duchamp (Aqueduct Press 1-933500-02-6, Nov 2005, $9.00, 166pp, tp) SF novella about an actor jailed for civil disobedience, and a doctor trying to rehabilitate her. Part of the Conversation Pieces chapbook series. Aqueduct Press, PO Box 95787, Seattle WA 98145-2787; [www.aqueductpress.com].
The Between Tananarive Due (HarperTorch 0-06-081984-7, Sep 2005, $6.99, 289pp, pb) Reprint (HarperCollins 1995) horror novel.
Joplins Ghost Tananarive Due (Simon & Schuster/Atria 0-7434-4903-7, Sep 2005, $25.00, 484pp, hc, cover by Tom Hallman) Horror novel. A promising singer is haunted.
Alabama Curiosities Andy Duncan (Globe Pequot Press 0-7627-3088-9, Sep 2005, $13.95, 280 + xiii, tp) Associational non-fiction, a guide to odd people, places, things, and events in the state of Alabama. The Globe Pequot Press, PO Box 480, Guilford CT 06437; [www.globepequot.com].
The Jaguar Knights Dave Duncan (SFBC #1170762, Nov 2004, $12.49, 386pp, hc, cover by Paul Robinson) [Kings Blades] Reprint (HarperCollins Canada 2004) fantasy novel, book six of The Kings Blades. This is similar to the Eos edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.
The Jaguar Knights Dave Duncan (HarperCollins/Eos 0-06-055512-2, Sep 2005, $7.99, 428pp, pb, cover by Paul Robinson) [Kings Blades] Reprint (HarperCollins Canada 2004) fntasy novel, book six of The Kings Blades.