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Magic Street Orson Scott Card (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41690-2, Jul 2006, $14.95, 397pp, tp, cover by David Stevenson) Reprint (Del Rey 2005) contemporary fantasy novel.
Saints Orson Scott Card (Hatrack River Publications/Subterranean Press 1-59606-086-7, Dec 2006, $35.00, 711pp, hc, cover by Mark Harrison) Reprint (Berkley 1984 as A Woman of Destiny) associational historical novel about the early days of the Mormon Church, with a new afterword by Card. This is the first hardcover edition; a leatherbound limited edition of 111 ($75.00) and a traycased lettered edition of 15 ($250.00) are sold out. Published by Hatrack River Publications in conjunction with Subterranean Press, PO Box 190106, Burton MI 48519; [www.subterranean.com]; [www.hatrack.com].
Shadow of the Giant Orson Scott Card (Tor 0-812-57139-8, Mar 2006, $7.99, 371pp, pb, cover by Bob Warner) [Ender: Shadow] Reprint (Tor 2005) SF novel, fourth in the Shadow series related to the Ender series.
Treason Orson Scott Card (Tor/Orb 0-765-30904-1, Feb 2006, $14.95, 275pp, tp, cover by John Harris) Reprint (St. Martins 1988) SF novel, expanded from the St. Martins 1979 edition.
Aliens: DNA War Diane Carey (Dark Horse Comics/DH Press 1-59582-032-9, May 2006, $6.99, 269pp, pb, cover by Stephen Youll) [Alien] Novelization based on characters from the movies. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film.
Godslayer Jacqueline Carey (Tor 0-765-35098-X, Jul 2006, $7.99, 404pp, pb, cover by Donato Giancola) [Sundering] Reprint (Tor 2005) fantasy novel, volume two of The Sundering.
Kushiels Scion Jacqueline Carey (Warner Aspect 0-446-50002-X, Jun 2006, $26.95, 753pp, hc, cover by John Jude Palencar) [Kushiels Legacy: Imriel] Fantasy novel, first in the Imriel trilogy, fourth set in the world of Kushiels Dart.
Kushiels Scion Jacqueline Carey (SFBC #1212388, Jun 2006, $13.49, 753pp, hc, cover by John Jude Palencar) [Kushiels Legacy: Imriel] Reprint (Warner Aspect 2006) fantasy novel, first in the Imriel trilogy set in the world of Kushiels Dart. This is similar to the Warner Aspect edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.
The Beast of Noor Janet Lee Carey (Simon & Schuster/Atheneum 0-689-87644-0, Jul 2006, $16.95, 497pp, hc) Young-adult dark fantasy novel about a village terrorized for centuries by a monster dog.
Smiling Wolf Philip Carlo (Leisure 0-8439-5678-X, Mar 2006, $6.99, 319pp, pb) Mystery with possible supernatural elements. An investigator searches for a journalist last seen investigating a group of supposed vampires.
The Tenth City Patrick Carman (Scholastic/Orchard 0-439-70095-7, May 2006, $11.99, 186pp, hc, cover by Brad Weinman) [Land of Elyon] Young-adult fantasy novel, third in the Land of Elyon trilogy.
Little Fur: The Legend Begins Isobelle Carmody (Random House 0-375-83854-6, Oct 2006, $12.95, 195pp, hc, cover by Isobelle Carmody) [Little Fur] Young-adult fantasy, the first in a series about a toddler-sized troll protecting hidden trees in a city. First US edition (Penguin Australia 2005 as Little Fur: The Legend of Little Fur).
Night Gate Isobelle Carmody (Random House/Dell Yearling 0-375-83017-0, May 2006, $6.50, 255pp, tp, cover by Greg Spalenka) [Gateway] Reprint (Penguin Australia 2002 as Billy Thunder and the Night Gate) young-adult fantasy, first book in the Gateway trilogy.
Winter Door Isobelle Carmody (Random House 0-375-83018-9, May 2006, $16.95, 315pp, hc, cover by Greg Spalenka) [Gateway] Young-adult fantasy, the second book in the Gateway trilogy. First US edition (Penguin Australia 2003 as The Winter Door).
Great Kings War John F. Carr & Roland Green (Pequod Press, Aug 2006, $45.00, 484pp, hc, cover by Alan Gutierrez) [Kalvan] Reprint (Ace 1985) SF novel, the first in The Great Kings War trilogy, a sequel to H. Beam Pipers Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen. This is a revised and expanded edition. Pequod Press, PO Box 80, Boalsburg PA 16827; [www.hostigos.com]; add $10.00 shipping.
Please, Mr. Einstein Jean-Claude Carriere (Harcourt 0-15-101422-1, Nov 2006, $22.00, 186pp, hc) Fantasy novel. A physics student gets lessons from Einstein over 60 years after his death. Translated from the French by John Brownjohn.
Glass Soup Jonathan Carroll (Tor 0-765-31180-1, Dec 2006, $13.95, 317pp, tp, cover by Rafal Olbinski) [White Apples] Reprint (Tor 2005) fantasy novel, a sequel to White Apples.
The Annotated Hunting of the Snark: The Definitive Edition Lewis Carroll (Norton 0-393-06242-2, Sep 2006, $27.95, 152 + xlv, hc, cover by Henry Holiday) Reprint (Bramhall House 1962, revised and expanded 1981) associational annotated edition of the epic nonsense poem with extensive annotations by Martin Gardner. This definitive edition has a new preface by Gardner, an introduction by Adam Gopnik, an updated bibliography, and discussion of Internet websites of interest. This includes the original illustrations by Henry Holiday and some commentary by the artist, plus three later illustrations by Peter Newell; a sequel poem by J.A. Lindon; and an essay.
Midnight Bride Susan Carroll (Ballantine 978-0-345-43636-8, Dec 2006, $6.99, 423pp, pb, cover by John Dolan) [S. Leger family] Reprint (Ballantine 2001) historical paranormal romance, third in the S. Leger family saga.
The Silver Rose Susan Carroll (Ballantine 0-345-48251-4, Mar 2006, $13.95, 515pp, tp) [Dark Queen] Historical fantasy novel of the Renaissance, third in the Dark Queen trilogy about the Cheney sisters.
Through Time: An Unauthorised and Unofficial History of Doctor Who Andrew Cartmel (Continuum 0-8264-1732-9, Dec 2005, $17.95, 226 + xiii, tp) [Doctor Who] Non-fiction, an episode guide to the SF television show. Includes bibliography and index. A hardcover edition (-1733-7, $24.95) was announced but not seen. Continuum, 15 East 26 Street, New York NY 10010; [www.continuumbooks.com].
Battlestar Galactica Jeffrey A. Carver (Tor 0-765-31541-6, Jan 2006, $14.95, 318pp, tp) [Battlestar Galactica] Novelization of the new version of the SF TV show. Copyrighted by Universal Studios Licensing. A hardcover edition (-31564-5, $25.95) was announced but not seen.
Battlestar Galactica Jeffrey A. Carver (SFBC #1205149, May 2006, $12.99, 318pp, hc) [Battlestar Galactica] Reprint (Tor 2006) novelization of the new version of the SF TV show. Copyrighted by Universal Studios Licensing. This is similar to the Tor hardcover edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.
Battlestar Galactica Jeffrey A. Carver (Tor 0-765-35516-7, Jul 2006, $6.99, 322pp, pb) [Battlestar Galactica] Reprint (Tor 2006) novelization of the new version of the SF TV show. Copyrighted by Universal Studios Licensing.
Heir of Autumn Giles Carwyn & Todd Fahnestock (HarperCollins/Eos 0-06-082975-3, Feb 2006, $24.95, 466pp, hc, cover by Thomas Thiemeyer) [Heir of Autumn] Fantasy novel, the first in a series. The exiled Heir of Autumn must discover a great secret to save the kingdom of Ohndarien. A first novel.
Heir of Autumn Giles Carwyn & Todd Fahnestock (SFBC #1202806, Apr 2006, $12.99, 466pp, hc, cover by Thomas Thiemeyer) [Heir of Autumn] Reprint (Eos 2006) fantasy novel, the first in a series. This is similar to the Eos edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.
Heir of Autumn Giles Carwyn & Todd Fahnestock (HarperCollins/Eos 0-06-082976-1, Nov 2006, $7.99, 585pp, pb, cover by Thomas Thiemeyer) [Heir of Autumn] Reprint (Eos 2006) fantasy novel, the first in a series.
Bloodline Kate Cary (Penguin/Razorbill 1-59514-078-6, Aug 2006, $8.99, 324pp, tp, cover by Peter Emmerich) [Dracula] Reprint (Razorbill 2005) young-adult vampire novel, a sequel of sorts to Stokers Dracula.
Wall of Mirrors Jay Caselberg (Penguin/Roc 0-451-46119-3, Dec 2006, $6.99, 305pp, pb) [Jack Stein] SF mystery novel, fourth in the series about Psychic Investigator Jack Stein. Caselberg also writes as James A. Hetley.
Time Dancers Steve Cash (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-47093-1, Jun 2006, $14.95, 395pp, tp) [Meq] Fantasy novel, second in The Meq trilogy about near-immortals who look like children.
Divine by Choice P. C. Cast (Harlequin/Luna 0-373-80251-X, Dec 2006, $6.99, 424pp, pb) [Partholon] Romantic fantasy novel in the Partholon series. Shannons settling into life as a goddess in the magical land of Partholon when she is wrenched back to Oklahoma.
Divine by Mistake P. C. Cast (Harlequin/Luna 0-373-80247-1, Sep 2006, $6.99, 698pp, pb) [Partholon] Reprint (Hawk Publishing 2001 as Goddess by Mistake) fantasy novel set in the world of the Partholon novels. This has been corrected, updated, and somewhat revised to fit with other books in the series.
Goddess of the Rose P. C. Cast (Berkley Sensation 0-425-20891-5, Feb 2006, $6.99, 345pp, pb, cover by Matt Mahurin) [Goddess Summoning] Fantasy romance novel in the Goddess Summoning series. Hekate asks a young woman from a family with magical green thumbs to wake the slumbering Realm of the Rose and tame its guardian beast.
Ghost Hunter Jayne Castle (Jove 0-515-14140-2, Jun 2006, $7.99, 327pp, pb, cover by Franco Accornero) Paranormal romance set on the world of Harmony where energy ghosts lurk in ancient alien ruins. This is a pen name for Jayne Ann Krentz, who also writes as Amanda Quick.
On Writing Horror, Revised Edition ed. Mort Castle (Writers Digest 1-58297-420-9, Jan 2007, $16.99, 260 + xii, hc, cover by Gerald Brom) Reprint (Writers Digest 1997 as Writing Horror) non-fiction guide to writing horror, subtitled on the front cover A Handbook by the Horror Writers of America. This is revised and updated, with 44 essays, most revised and 24 new, on the changing horror field. Foreword by Stanley Wiater; there is a 1982 afterword by Harlan Ellison®.
The Mirrors Tale P. W. Catanese (Simon & Schuster/Aladdin 1-4169-1251-7, Jun 2006, $4.99, 274pp, tp, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [Further Tales] Young-adult fantasy novel in the Further Tales series of fairytale sequels. Twin brothers descended from Snow White find the magic mirror.
The Thief and the Beanstalk P. W. Catanese (Simon & Schuster/Aladdin 1-4169-2500-7, May 2006, $2.99, 272pp, tp, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [Further Tales] Reissue (Aladdin 2005) young-adult fantasy novel in the Further Tales series, a sequel of sorts to Jack and the Beanstalk.
Voyage with Jason Ken Catran (Simply Read Books 1-894965-43-4, Sep 2006, $16.95, 208pp, tp, cover by Nick Stathopoulos) Young-adult fantasy adventure based on the Greek myth of Jason and the Argonauts. Simply Read Books, 501-5525 West Boulevard, Vancouver BC Canada V6M 3W6; [www.simplyreadbooks.com]; 604-727-2960.
Cybernetica Michael J. Cavallaro (Arcanum Books 0-9774533-2-4, Feb 2006, $15.95, 468pp, tp) SF novel of corporate intrigues in a world where humans have direct brain-to-computer connections. A first novel. Arcanum Books, PO Box 55, Nesconset NY 11767-0055; [www.cybernetica-boook.com].
The Lucifer Messiah Frank Cavallo (Medallion Press 1-932815-87-2, Jul 2006, $6.99, 389pp, pb) Horror novel. A man who disappeared in WWI reappears 30 years later looking the same. Medallion Press, 19802 Gunn Highway, Odessa FL 33556; [www.medallionpress.com].
Sharp North Patrick Cave (Simon & Schuster/Atheneum 1-4169-1222-3, Apr 2006, $16.95, 518pp, hc) Young-adult SF novel. A young woman witnesses a murder in a future Britain where the rich elite keep illegal clones.
Destinys Forge Paul Chafe (Baen 1-4165-2071-6, Jul 2006, $25.00, 663pp, hc, cover by Stephen Hickman) [Man-Kzin Wars] SF novel set in the world of the Man-Kzin Wars created by Larry Niven.
Touch the Dark Karen Chance (Penguin/Roc 0-451-46093-6, Jun 2006, $6.99, 307pp, pb) [Cassandra Palmer] Dark fantasy novel, the first in a series. Clairvoyant Cassandra Palmer is forced to work for vampires in return for protection.
Stagestruck Vampires & Other Phantasms Suzy McKee Charnas (Tachyon Publications 1-892391-39-2, Nov 2006, $14.95, 328 + xvii, tp, cover by John Picacio) Reprint (Tachyon 2004) collection of eight stories and two original essays.
Winkie Clifford Chase (Grove 0-8021-1830-5, Jul 2006, $16.95, 240pp, hc) Fantasy novel about an abandoned teddy bear who comes to life and gets arrested as a terrorist mastermind. A first novel.
The Scepters Return Dan Chernenko (Penguin/Roc 0-451-46025-1, Jul 2006, $7.99, 472pp, pb, cover by Steve Stone) [Scepter of Mercy] Reprint (Roc 2005) fantasy novel, third in The Scepter of Mercy series. Chernenko is a pen name for Harry Turtledove.
Destroyer C. J. Cherryh (DAW 0-7564-0333-2, Feb 2006, $7.99, 406pp, pb, cover by Michael Whelan) [Foreigner] Reprint (DAW 2005) SF novel, seventh in the overall Foreigner series, first in a new sequence.
Fortress of Ice C. J. Cherryh (HarperCollins/Eos 0-380-97904-7, Oct 2006, $24.95, 402pp, hc, cover by Matt Stawicki) [Fortress] Fantasy novel, fifth in the Fortress series.
Fortress of Ice C. J. Cherryh (SFBC #1222025, Nov 2006, $12.99, 402pp, hc, cover by Matt Stawicki) [Fortress] Reprint (Eos 2006) fantasy novel, fifth in the Fortress series. This is similar to the Eos edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.
Pretender C. J. Cherryh (DAW 0-7564-0374-X, Mar 2006, $25.95, 327pp, hc, cover by Donato Giancola) [Foreigner] SF novel, eighth in the overall Foreigner series, second in a new sequence.
Pretender C. J. Cherryh (SFBC #1207252, Mar 2006, $12.99, 327pp, hc, cover by Michael Whelan) [Foreigner] Reprint (DAW 2006) SF novel, eighth in the overall Foreigner series, second in a new sequence. This is similar to the DAW edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.
Tales to Freeze the Blood: More Great Ghost Stories ed. R. Chetwynd-Hayes & Stephen Jones (Carroll & Graf 0-78671-679-7, Sep 2006, $15.95, 270 + xxiii, tp) Anthology of 24 ghost stories selected by Jones from previous anthologies edited by Chetwynd-Hayes. Authors include Ambrose Bierce, M.R. James, and Steve Rasnic Tem.
- xiii · Foreword · Stephen Jones · fw
- xv · Introduction · R. Chetwynd-Hayes · in
- 1 · The Furnished Room · O. Henry · ss The Four Million, Doubleday, 1906
- 9 · The Night-Doings at Deadmans · Ambrose Bierce · ss The Argonaut Dec 29, 1877
- 19 · A Little Night Fishing · Sydney J. Bounds · ss The Twelfth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories, ed. R. Chetwynd-Hayes, Fontana, 1976
- 25 · Not Yet Solved · Anon. · ss, 1886
- 35 · The Hostelry · Guy de Maupassant · ss
- 51 · The Grey Cottage · Mrs. Claxton · ss, 1886
- 63 · Round the Fire · Mrs. Crowe · ss Ghosts and Family Legends, T.C. Newby, 1858
- 73 · The Dolls Ghost · F. Marion Crawford · ss Wandering Ghosts, Macmillan, 1911
- 87 · Madam Crowls Ghost · J. Sheridan Le Fanu · ss All the Year Round Dec 31, 1870
- 103 · The Cold Embrace · Mary Elizabeth Braddon · ss Welcome Guest Sep 29, 1860
- 115 · At Ravenholme Junction · Anon. · ss
- 125 · How the Third Floor Knew the Potteries · Amelia B. Edwards · ss All the Year Round Christmas, 1863
- 141 · The Saving of a Soul · Sir Richard Burton · ss The Life of Captain Sir R.F. Burton, Lady Burton, London, 1893
- 149 · The Bearer of the Message · Fritz Hopman · ss, 1926
- 157 · Canon Alberics Scrap-Book · M. R. James · ss National Review Mar, 1895
- 171 · The Story of Medhans Lea [Flaxman Low] · E. & H. Heron · ss Pearsons Magazine Feb, 1898
- 187 · The Passing of Edward · Richard Middleton · ss The Ghost Ship, Unwin, 1912
- 193 · An Unsolved Mystery · E. Owens Blackburne · nf, 1886
- 201 · The Horrors of Sleep · Emily Brontë · pm Poems, 1846
- 203 · Streets of the City · Tony Richards · ss The Eighteenth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories, ed. R. Chetwynd-Hayes, Fontana, 1982
- 221 · In the Dark · Mary E. Penn · ss Argosy (UK) Jun, 1885
- 235 · Shadows on the Grass · Steve Rasnic Tem · ss The Nineteenth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories, ed. R. Chetwynd-Hayes, Fontana, 1983
- 241 · The Roads of Donnington · Rick Kennett · ss The Twentieth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories, ed. R. Chetwynd-Hayes, Fontana, 1984
- 253 · The Day That Father Brought Something Home · R. Chetwynd-Hayes · ss Cold Terror, London: Tandem Books, 1973
- 271 · About the Editors · Misc. · bg
Eternally Maureen Child (Harlequin/Silhouette Nocturne 0-373-61751-8, Oct 2006, $5.25, 299pp, pb) [Guardians] Paranormal romance in the Guardians series about immortal warriors. Guardian Kieran MacIntyre must defend his Destined Mate from a demon.
Haunted Lisa Childs (Harlequin/Silhouette Nocturne 0-373-61752-6, Nov 2006, $5.25, 296pp, pb) [Witch Hunt] Paranormal romance in the Witch Hunt series. Ariel has to reveal her ghost-speaking gifts to her fiancé to stop a witch hunter killing her family.
The Warrior Heir Cinda Williams Chima (Hyperion 0-7868-3916-3, Apr 2006, $16.99, 426pp, hc) [Warrior Heir] Young-adult contemporary fantasy novel. A teen stops taking his medicine and discovers his magical heritage. A first novel.
Deconstructing Dylan Lesley Choyce (Dundurn Press/Boardwalk 1-55002-603-8, Apr 2006, C$12.99, 174pp, tp) Young-adult near-future SF novel. A teenager investigates why hes so different from the other kids. Dundurn Press, 3 Church Street, Suite 500; Toronto ON M5E 1M2, Canada; [www.dundurn.com].
Night Trains Arthur Chrenkoff (Cold Spring Press 1-59360-080-1, Sep 2006, $12.00, 207pp, tp) Dark fantasy time travel novel. An Australian man starts seeing mysterious trains and realizes he must ride them back in time to Nazi Germany to save the Jews. A first novel.
Running Dry M. Christian (Alyson 1-55583-807-3, Feb 2006, $13.95, 226pp, tp) Gay vampire novel.
i-ROBOT: Poetry by Jason Christie Jason Christie (Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy 1-894063-24-4, Sep 2006, $19.95, 107pp, tp, cover by Janice Blaine) Poetry collection of 76 poems. Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, PO Box 1714, Calgary AB T2P 2L7, Canada; [www.edgewebsite.com].
- 13 · Deep Throat Company · pm *
- 14 · The Invisible Ruler or The Despot Wears No Clothes · pm *
- 15 · Robot Literature Class · pm *
- 16 · Metal Epilogue: In Books Sweet Rust · pm *
- 18 · The Commanding Heights: A Retrospective · pm *
- 20 · Organoptropy · pm *
- 21 · Merciless · pm *
- 22 · Newsflash from the Dustbins of History! · pm *
- 24 · Ive Got the Gnosis Blues · pm *
- 25 · Twentieth Century Poetics: Phylogeny Recapitulates Ontogeny · pm *
- 26 · Optimus Monod · pm *
- 27 · Bad Habit · pm *
- 28 · Satellite City · pm *
- 29 · Satellite City: Robot Exegesis · pm *
- 30 · Satellite City: The Erasure · pm *
- 31 · Ideo Radio Poem · pm *
- 32 · Like Rain · pm *
- 33 · Predictability · pm *
- 34 · Signs · pm *
- 35 · Robota! · pm *
- 36 · Profit and Proficiency · pm *
- 37 · The Nature of Things · pm *
- 38 · Basket · pm *
- 39 · Everybody Do the Robot · pm *
- 41 · History 101 · pm *
- 42 · The Jets · pm *
- 44 · Robot Love · pm *
- 45 · Robot Ossuary Poem · pm *
- 46 · Solvent · pm *
- 47 · Fade In · pm *
- 48 · Quantum Cryptography · pm *
- 50 · Robot Daughter Conversation (a love poem) · pm *
- 51 · Best Friend Robot Poem · pm *
- 52 · Spirit · pm *
- 53 · A Capital Idea · pm *
- 54 · Pass the Doughnuts Please · pm *
- 55 · Excerpt from The Robot Health Class Manual · pm *
- 56 · Epistemic · pm *
- 57 · Hail! · pm *
- 58 · Robot Alarm (Prometheus) · pm *
- 59 · Inadiplomacy · pm *
- 61 · -plic- · pm *
- 62 · Untitled Robot Poem: Natural Disasters · pm *
- 64 · Linear Thought: Canary · pm *
- 65 · Linear Thought: Thesis · pm *
- 66 · Linear Thought: Ticker · pm *
- 67 · Linear Thought: Newscast · pm *
- 68 · Ablutions · pm *
- 69 · Scary Robot Lullaby · pm *
- 70 · Early One Morning, At the Sewage Treatment Plant · pm *
- 71 · Securitas · pm *
- 73 · Light Brigade versus the Silicon Valley Workerbot uprising of 2024 · pm *
- 75 · Robot Mouth: An open letter to the author · pm *
- 77 · Another World · pm *
- 79 · Robot Marries Robot · pm *
- 81 · Metropolis · pm *
- 82 · Helix Double · pm *
- 83 · Nanotech Robot Moirés Suck · pm *
- 84 · Robot Patent (Found Poem) · pm *
- 85 · Digging up the Dead · pm *
- 86 · Dr. Who? · pm *
- 87 · Fire in Metal in Wire · pm *
- 88 · Insane Asylum · pm *
- 90 · Anonymous Robot Poem · pm *
- 91 · Wo Weilest Du? · pm *
- 92 · Moloch Howls · pm *
- 93 · Unhuman · pm *
- 94 · King Midas · pm *
- 95 · Activation Day! · pm *
- 96 · R.U.R. Pamphlet (From Archive) · pm *
- 97 · Abortion · pm *
- 98 · Anthropometry · pm *
- 100 · Hulkamania · pm *
- 101 · Impersonate · pm *
- 102 · The World Is Too Small for Sarcasm Poem · pm *
- 105 · Acknowledgements · pm *