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Sermons in Science Fiction: The Novels of S. Fowler Wright Mary S. Weinkauf (Borgo Press 0-89370-280-3, 1994 [May 95], $17.00, 128pp, tp) Non-fiction, criticism. A look at the works of the British SF novelist described as heavy-handed, cranky, and crotchety but important to SF. A 1994 book not seen until now. A hardcover edition (-313-3, $27.00) was announced but not seen. Order from Borgo Press, PO Box 2845, San Bernardino CA 92406-2845; add $2.50 shipping. Credit card orders: fax 909-888-4942. [S. Fowler Wright]
DragonLance: Dragons of Summer Flame Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (TSR 0-7869-0189-6, Nov 95 [Oct 95], $23.99, 552pp, hc, cover by Larry Elmore) [DragonLance: Chronicles] Fantasy novelization, based on the role-playing games, volume four of the original Chronicles series. Copyrighted by TSR.
DragonLance: Test of the Twins Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (TSR 0-7869-0264-7, Feb 95, $5.95, 346pp, tp, cover by Larry Elmore) [DragonLance: Legends] Reissue (TSR 1986) novelization based on the role-playing game. Book Three of the Legends trilogy. Copyrighted by TSR. 13th printing.
DragonLance: The Second Generation Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (TSR 0-7869-0260-4, Feb 95 [Mar 95], $5.95, 440pp, tp, cover by Larry Elmore) [DragonLance] Reprint (TSR 1994) collection of five stories based on the role-playing game, with poetry by Michael Williams and interior illustrations by Ned Dameron.
DragonLance: Time of the Twins Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (TSR 0-7869-0262-0, Feb 95, $5.95, 398pp, tp, cover by Larry Elmore) [DragonLance: Legends] Reissue (TSR 1986) novelization based on the role-playing game. Book One of the Legends trilogy. Copyrighted by TSR. 16th printing.
DragonLance: War of the Twins Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (TSR 0-7869-0263-9, Feb 95, $5.95, 388pp, tp, cover by Larry Elmore) [DragonLance: Legends] Reissue (TSR 1986) novelization based on the role-playing game. Book Two of the Legends trilogy. Copyrighted by TSR. 19th printing.
The Seventh Gate Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57325-X, Oct 95 [Sep 95], $5.99, 356pp, pb, cover by Steve Youll) [Death Gate Cycle] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1994) fantasy novel, seventh and final in the Death Gate Cycle.
The Knights of the Black Earth Margaret Weis & Don Perrin (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45425-1, May 95 [Apr 95], $18.95, 420pp, hc, cover by Steve Youll) [Mag Force 7] SF novel, set in the same universe as Weiss Star of the Guardians series. Mercenaries led by a cyborg plot against the galactic king.
The Knights of the Black Earth Margaret Weis & Don Perrin (SFBC #07191, Jun 95 [May 95], $8.98, 420pp, hc, cover by Steve Youll) [Mag Force 7] Reprint (Roc 1995) SF novel, set in the same universe as Weiss Star of the Guardians series. Similar to the Roc edition except this lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.
Fantastic Alice ed. Margaret Weis & Martin H. Greenberg (Ace 0-441-00253-6, Dec 95 [Nov 95], $12.00, 291pp, tp, cover by Richard Bober) Original anthology of 17 stories based on Lewis Carrolls Alice in Wonderland tales, with an introduction by Weis. Greenberg is credited only in the copyright.
The History of Dragonlance ed. Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (TSR 0-7869-0305-8, Jun 95 [May 95], $18.95, 252pp, tp, cover by Larry Elmore) [DragonLance] History of the Dragonlance world, with 100 illustrations, interviews with Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, and artist Larry Elmore, and descriptions of all the games and novels.
Fables of Subversion: Satire and the American Novel, 1930-1980 Steven Weisenburger (University of Georgia Press 0-8203-1668-7, Feb 95 [Jan 95], $45.00, 320pp, hc) Critical look at postmodern American satire, including a number of SF works, in particular Pynchons Gravitys Rainbow, and the works of Kurt Vonnegut. Order from the University of Georgia Press, 330 Research Drive, Athens GA 30602; 706-369-6160.
Scary Stories for Stormy Nights R. C. Welch (Lowell House Juvenile 1-56565-262-2, Aug 95 [Sep 95], $4.95, 127pp, pb, cover by Bernard Custodio) Collection of ten young-adult horror stories, with illustrations by Bernard Custodio. Copyrighted by RGA Publishing Group. Distributed by Contemporary Books, Chicago 312-540-4500; Lowell House Juvenile, 2029 Century Park East, Suite 3290, Los Angeles CA 90067.
- 5 · The Shape of Things · ss *
- 17 · Bloody Laundry · ss *
- 29 · The Good Deed · ss *
- 41 · SOS · ss *
- 55 · One Hot Night · ss *
- 69 · Greenhouse Effect · ss *
- 81 · A True Story · ss *
- 91 · Judgment Day · ss *
- 103 · Bugged · ss *
- 117 · Just Deserts · ss *
Exiles Children Angus Wells (Bantam Spectra 0-553-37486-9, Jan 96 [Dec 95], $12.95, 582pp, tp, cover by Stephen Youll) [Exiles Saga] Fantasy novel. The magic of dreams links two very different peoples. Part one of the Exiles Saga. First US edition (Millennium 1995).
Lords of the Sky Angus Wells (SFBC #06638, Mar 95 [Feb 95], $10.98, 579pp, hc, cover by Stephen Youll) Reprint (Millennium 1994) fantasy novel of a war fought with airships and dragons. This is similar to the Bantam Spectra trade paperback edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.
Lords of the Sky Angus Wells (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57266-0, Nov 95 [Oct 95], $5.99, 651pp, pb, cover by Steve Youll) Reprint (Millennium 1994) fantasy novel of dragons vs. airships.
The First Men in the Moon H. G. Wells (Oxford University Press 0-19-282828-2, Apr 95 [Mar 95], $6.95, 229pp, tp) Reprint (Newnes 1901) classic SF novel, with a new biographical preface, chronology, and select bibliography by Patrick Parrinder; plus a critical introduction, notes on the text, and an appendix examining Wells science, by David Lake. Part of the Oxford Worlds Classics series.
Seven Science Fiction Novels of H.G. Wells H. G. Wells (Dover 0-486-20264-X, 1995 [May 95], $29.95, 1015pp, hc) Reissue (Dover 1950) omnibus of The Time Machine, The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, The First Men in the Moon, The Food of the Gods, and In the Days of the Comet. This edition has no date or printing indication.
The Time Machine H. G. Wells (Penguin 0-14-600072-2, Aug 95, $.95, 92pp, tp, cover by Morris Kantor) [Time Machine] Reprint (Heinemann 1895) SF novella. A Penguin 60s anniversary edition.
The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells (Oxford University Press 0-19-282826-6, Jul 95 [Jun 95], $6.95, 188pp, tp) Reprint (Heinemann 1898) classic SF novel, with a new biographical preface, chronology, and select bibliography by Patrick Parrinder; plus a critical introduction by Brian Aldiss. The text for this edition is taken from the Atlantic 1924 edition, and is the same as the 1993 Indiana Press critical edition. Part of the Oxford Worlds Classics series.
City of Bones Martha Wells (Tor 0-312-85686-5, Jun 95 [May 95], $22.95, 383pp, hc, cover by Richard Bober) Arabian Nights/post-holocaust fantasy novel.
City of Bones Martha Wells (SFBC #10657, Jan 96 [Dec 95], $8.98, 383pp, hc, cover by Richard Bober) Reprint (Tor 1995) Arabian Nights/post-holocaust fantasy novel. This is similar to the Tor edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.
The Acid House Irvine Welsh (Norton 0-393-31280-1, Apr 95 [Mar 95], $11.00, 289pp, tp) Collection of 22 literary stories, many with fantasy elements author is described as a mad, postmodern Roald Dahl. First American edition (Cape 1994).
- 1 · The Shooter · ss
- 10 · Eurotrash · nv
- 32 · Stoke Newington Blues · ss
- 42 · Vat 96 · ss
- 46 · A Soft Touch · ss
- 54 · The Last Resort on the Adriatic · ss
- 61 · Sexual Disaster Quartet · gp Folk, Clocktower Press; A Good Son, vi; The Cruel Bastard and the Selfish Fucker Get It On, vi; Lots of Laughter and Sex, vi; Robert K. Laird: A Sexual History, vi
- 65 · Snuff · ss
- 77 · A Blockage in the System · ss
- 82 · Wayne Foster · ss
- 87 · Where the Debris Meets the Sea · ss New Writing Scotland No. 10: Pig Squealing, ed. Hamish Whyte & James Galloway, Association for Scottish Literary Studies
- 93 · Grannys Old Junk · ss
- 99 · The House of John Deaf · ss
- 103 · Across the Hall · vi
- 106 · Lisas Mum Meets the Queen Mum · vi
- 108 · The Two Philosophers · ss
- 118 · Disnae Matter · vi Rebel Inc.
- 120 · The Granton Star Cause · ss
- 137 · Snowman Building Parts for Rico the Squirrel · ss
- 145 · Sport for All · ss New Writing Scotland No. 11: The Ghost of Liberace, ed. Hamish Whyte & James Galloway, Association for Scottish Literary Studies
- 153 · The Acid House · nv
- 177 · A Smart Cunt · na
House of Moons K. D. Wentworth (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-39461-5, May 95 [Apr 95], $5.50, 284pp, pb, cover by Nicholas Jainschigg) [House of Moons] SF Mindtalent novel with a fantasy feel, sequel to Moonspeaker.
Hunters Oath Michelle West (DAW 0-88677-681-3, Oct 95 [Sep 95], $5.50, 427pp, pb, cover by Jody A. Lee) [Hunters Oath] Fantasy novel, first in a series set in a kingdom where hunters must annually become their gods prey.
The Call and Other Stories Robert Westall (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-037345-4, Jul 95, $3.99, 119pp, tp, cover by Mark Thomas) Reprint (Viking UK 1989) young-adult collection of supernatural stories. This is an international edition.
The Callisto Group Michael Westheim (Dolphin Books 0-9647507-9-1, Dec 95 [Oct 95], $15.95, 182pp, hc, cover by Manette Wiederhold) Young-adult SF novel. Kids raised in space resent being returned to Earth. Order from Dolphin Books, PO Box 2877, Decatur IL 62524. 217-876-1232; Fax 217-876-9210.
Smoke Donald E. Westlake (Warner/Mysterious Press 0-89296-534-7, Oct 95 [Sep 95], $21.95, 454pp, hc, cover by Jeff Fitz Maurice) Humorous SF mystery. A burglar breaks into a lab and ends up invisible and badly wanted by good guys and bad.
Jeepers Creepers Suzanne Weyn (HarperTrophy 0-06-44059-1, Mar 95, $3.95, 129pp, tp, cover by Eric Petersen) [House of Horrors] Young-adult horror novel, #3 in the House of Horrors series. The kids are home alone when they discover a nest of deadly creatures in a hidden room. Packaged and copyrighted by Parachute Press.
Northlight Deborah Wheeler (DAW 0-88677-639-2, Feb 95 [Jan 95], $4.99, 352pp, pb, cover by Jean-Francois Podevin) SF novel with a fantasy feel. On a world where colonists have deliberately forgone and forgotten technology, someone wants to bring back the old weapons.
Debt of Ages Steve White (Baen 0-671-87689-9, Oct 95 [Sep 95], $5.99, 282pp, pb, cover by Stephen Hickman) [Disinherited] SF novel, third in the series that began with The Disinherited. King Arthur saved humanity from aliens, but now needs rescue himself.
Legacy Steve White (Baen 0-671-87643-0, Feb 95 [Jan 95], $5.99, 290pp, pb, cover by Larry Elmore) [Disinherited] SF novel, sequel to The Disinherited. The U.S. Space Force meets King Arthur in a battle to save the universe.
Ganglion and Other Stories Wayne Wightman (Tachyon Publications, Jun 95 [Jul 95], $21.00, 217pp, hc, cover by Michael Dashow) Collection of 10 stories. A signed, limited edition of 674. Order from Tachyon Publications, 1459 18th Street, San Francisco CA 94107.
- ix · Introduction · Elinor Mavor · in
- 1 · Ganglion [Tarassis Psychonauts] · nv F&SF Aug 84
- 27 · Pardon My Extremities · ss F&SF Jan 90
- 39 · Life on the Earth · nv IASFM Dec 84
- 66 · The King of the Neanderthals · nv F&SF Nov 90
- 92 · Unnatural Strangers · ss F&SF Apr 90
- 109 · The Skin Disguise · ss F&SF Jun 84
- 127 · Somewhere Dreamers Wake · ss F&SF Sep 89
- 135 · The Face at the End of the Mind · ss The Thirteenth Moon Dec 94
- 144 · Being and Nothingness · nv *
- 166 · The Tensor of Desire [Tarassis Psychonauts] · nv F&SF May 85
The Happy Prince and Other Stories Oscar Wilde (Penguin 0-14-600025-0, Aug 95, $.95, 56pp, tp, cover by James Pryde) Collection of four stories taken from Lord Arthur Saviles Crime and Other Stories. A Penguin 60s anniversary edition.
The Picture of Dorian Gray: And Three Stories Oscar Wilde (Penguin/Signet Classic 0-451-52601-5, Jun 95 [Sep 95], $4.95, 305pp, pb) Reprint (Ward, Locke & Co. 1891) literary classic, with three additional short stories, two of them fairy tales. There is a new introduction by Gary Schmidgall.
- vii · Foreword · Gary Schmidgall · fw
- 17 · The Picture of Dorian Gray [Dorian Gray] · n. Lippincotts Jul, 1890
- 236 · The Happy Prince · ss The Happy Prince and Other Tales, London: David Nutt, 1888
- 246 · The Birthday of the Infanta · ss The Happy Prince and Other Tales, London: David Nutt, 1888
- 265 · Lord Arthur Saviles Crime · nv Court and Society Review May 11, 1887
- 303 · A Note on the Text · Misc. · bi
- 303 · Selected Bibliography · Misc. · bi
Dealers in Light and Darkness Cherry Wilder (Edgewood Press 0-9629066-4-6, Feb 95, $9.00, 166pp, tp, cover by Nick Stathopoulos) Collection of nine stories. Order from Edgewood Press, PO Box 380264, Cambridge MA 02238.
- 1 · Kaleidoscope · nv Omni Jul 83
- 21 · Odd Man Search · ss Alien Worlds, ed. Paul Collins, Void, 1979
- 37 · The Dreamers of Deliverance · nv Distant Worlds, ed. Paul Collins, Cory & Collins, 1981
- 59 · Looking Forward to the Harvest · nv Interzone: The 5th Anthology, ed. John Clute, Lee Montgomerie & David Pringle, NEL, 1991
- 87 · A Womans Ritual · ss IASFM Dec 90
- 99 · Old Noons Tale · ss Strange Plasma #3 90
- 115 · Something Coming Through · ss Interzone #6 83
- 131 · The Ballad of Hilo Hill · ss Strange Attractors, ed. Damien Broderick, Hale & Iremonger, 1985
- 153 · Dealers in Light and Darkness · ss Twenty Houses of the Zodiac, ed. Maxim Jakubowski, London: NEL, 1979
The Luck of Brins Five Cherry Wilder (HarperCollinsAustralia/Moonstone 0-7322-5124-9, May 95, A$9.95, 248pp, pb, cover by Tony Pyrzakowski) [Torin the Toymaker] Reprint (Atheneum 1977) young-adult SF novel, first in the Torin trilogy. A survey team crashes on a planet inhabited by people with strange powers.
The Best Defense Kate Wilhelm (Ballantine/Fawcett 0-449-22314-0, Sep 95 [Aug 95], $6.99, 422pp, pb) [Barbara Holloway] Reprint (St. Martins 1994) associational courtroom thriller, sequel to Death Qualified.
A Flush of Shadows Kate Wilhelm (St. Martins 0-312-13075-9, Jun 95 [May 95], $22.95, 336pp, hc) [Charlie Meiklejohn; Constance Leidl] Five mystery/fantasy novellas, two original, featuring Constance Leidl and Charlie Meiklejohn.
- ix · Introduction · Robin Wilson · in
- 1 · With Thimbles, with Forks and Hope · na IASFM Nov 23 81
- 60 · Sister Angel · nv Omni Nov 83
- 101 · All for One · na *
- 188 · The Gorgon Field · na IASFM Aug 85
- 246 · Torch Song · na *
- 337 · About the Author · Misc. · bg
A Sorcerer and a Gentleman Elizabeth Willey (Tor 0-312-85783-7, Aug 95 [Jul 95], $23.95, 444pp, hc, cover by Charles Vess) [Well-Favored Man] Fantasy novel, a prequel to The Well-Favored Man, loosely derived from Shakespeares Tempest; war breaks out, and Prospero decides its time to leave his island exile and seize his familys throne.
A Sorcerer and a Gentleman Elizabeth Willey (SFBC #07892, Sep 95 [Aug 95], $11.98, 444pp, hc, cover by Charles Vess) [Well-Favored Man] Reprint (Tor 1995) fantasy novel. This is similar to the Tor edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.
The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women ed. A. Susan Williams & Richard Glyn Jones (Viking 0-670-85907-9, Oct 95 [Jul 95], $27.95, 560pp, hc, cover by Leonora Carrington) Anthology of stories by 38 women from 1941 to the present, including Shirley Jackson, Margaret Atwood, and Ursula K. Le Guin, with an introduction by Joanna Russ. This appears to be an international edition, released first in the UK, with a slightly different jacket.
The Breaking of Northwall Paul O. Williams (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32434-X, Feb 95 [Mar 95], $5.99, 280pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Pelbar Cycle] Reissue (Del Rey 1981) SF novel, first in the Pelbar Cycle.
Doorway to Eternity Sean Williams (MirrorDanse Books 0-646-19084-9, Jan 95 [Feb 95], A$8.95, 99pp, tp, cover by Antoinette Rydyr & Robert Hood) Collection of three SF novelettes by Australias rising young SF writer, with a foreword by Bill Congreve, and a bibliography of Williams work to date. Illustrations by Antoinette Rydyr and Robert Hood. A limited edition of 400 copies. Available from MirrorDanse Books, 1/26 Central Avenue, Westmead NSW Australia 2145.
- 9 · Foreword · Bill Congreve · fw
- 11 · New Flames for an Old Love · ss *
- 31 · Reluctant Misty and the House on Burden Street · nv *
- 55 · Doorway to Eternity · nv *
- 96 · Bibliography · Misc. · bi [Sean Williams]
The Unknown Soldier Sean Williams & Shane Dix (Aphelion Publications 1-875346-11-2, Aug 95, A$14.95, 361pp, tp, cover by Tim Ide) [Evergence] SF novel, first in The Cogal trilogy about a sector of space inhabited by seven sentient races, and their ever-shifting alliances. Published in Australia; available in the US for $10.00 from Mark V. Ziesing, PO Box 76, Shingletown CA 96088.
Calibans Hour Tad Williams (HarperPrism 0-06-105413-5, Nov 95 [Oct 95], $4.99, 194pp, pb, cover by Jim Griffin) Reprint (Legend 1994) fantasy novella. Shakespeares character tells his side of the story.
Metropolitan Walter Jon Williams (HarperPrism 0-06-105212-4, Apr 95 [Mar 95], $20.00, 342pp, hc, cover by Phil Heffernan) [Metropolitan] SF novel of a world-city where technology is powered by geomancy.
Metropolitan Walter Jon Williams (SFBC #07157, Jun 95 [May 95], $9.98, 342pp, hc) [Metropolitan] Reprint (HarperPrism 1995) SF novel of a world-city where technology is powered by geomancy. Similar to the HarperPrism edition except this lacks a price and the SFBC number is on the back jacket.
Metropolitan Walter Jon Williams (Easton Press, Jul 95, no price, 342pp, hc) [Metropolitan] SF novel of a world-city where technology is powered by geomancy. This special signed, leather-bound, gilt-edged edition is part of the First Editions of Science Fiction series, available by subscription only. This is being published simultaneously with the HarperPrism edition seen in March.
Rock of Ages Walter Jon Williams (Tor 0-312-85963-5, Sep 95 [Aug 95], $21.95, 287pp, hc, cover by Romas Kukalis) [Drake Maijstral] Humorous SF novel. The #1 Allowed Burglar in the Human Constellation has to fight to keep his position. Third in the Drake Maijstral series.
Ten Points for Style Walter Jon Williams (SFBC #10261, Jan 96 [Dec 95], $14.98, 638pp, hc, cover by Romas Kukalis) [Drake Maijstral] Omnibus of three novels featuring Allowed Burglar Drake Maijstral: The Crown Jewels, House of Shards, and Rock of Ages.
- · The Crown Jewels · n. New York: Tor, 1987
- · House of Shards · n. New York: Tor, 1988
- · Rock of Ages · n. New York: Tor, 1995
Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller Chet Williamson (Prima/Proteus 0-7615-0069-3, Sep 95 [Aug 95], $5.99, 315pp, pb) Novelization based on the computer game of the same title. Copyrighted by Take 2 Interactive Software.