Bear, Greg : Vitals(Del Rey 0-345-42334-8, $7.5, 396pp, pb, April 2003)
(First edition Del Rey, January 2002)
Near-future SF thriller about a conspiracy to suppress a discovery that could lead to human immortality; Bear is somewhat the same mode as his Nebula-winning Darwin's Radio. Amazon has a review by Cynthia Ward, and the PW review.
Danvers, Dennis : The Watch(Eos 0-380-80645-2, $15.95, 356pp, tpb, March 2003)
(First edition HarperCollins/Eos, January 2002)
SF novel on historical and alternate-historical themes; subtitled "Memoirs of a Revolutionist". Amazon has the PW review, and reader reviews.
Morgan, K.L. : Castledance(TriQuest 1-58308-176-3, $12.95, 425pp, tpb, 2002)
Fantasy novel, subtitled "from the Chronicles of Fiarah, Volume 1", with three more volumes already published and a fifth projected. It's set in a land where "The Balance" among Elf, Delf, Human, Undant, Troll, and Gnome is disrupted by the return of a dark sorcerer. Includes 20 pages of appendix and glossary. The author's webpage includes descriptions and excerpts from this and the other books.
Schroeder, Karl : Permanence(Tor 0-765-34285-5, $7.99, 471pp, pb, March 2003, cover art Alan Pollack)
(First edition Tor, May 2002)
SF novel, the author's second (following Ventus, 2000), concerning interstellar intrigue, cosmology, theology and nanotechnology, according to the PW review reproduced on the Amazon page. Schroeder's website has a link to this excerpt, and much else.
Silverberg, Robert : The Longest Way Home(Eos 0-380-81487-0, $7.5, 367pp, pb, March 2003, cover art Jim Burns)
(First edition UK: Orion/Gollancz, May 2002)
SF novel about a young man of privilege forced to travel by foot across a planet inhabited by humans and aliens. Nick Gevers review last year in Locus called it Silverberg's "most unconventional and least anodyne novel in many years" The HarperCollins webpage for the hardcover edition includes a chapter excerpt.
Wright, John C. : The Golden Age(Tor 0-812-57984-4, $6.99, 407pp, pb, April 2003)
(First edition Tor, April 2002)
Far future SF novel, and a first novel, that received much praise last year when first published in hardcover; see the Amazon review by Cynthia Ward, for example. The follow-up, The Phoenix Exultant, will be published this month in hardcover by Tor, and is reviewed by Nick Gevers in the May issue of Locus Magazine. Wright's web page has links to more reviews, and interviews.
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