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The Curse of the Campfire Weenies and Other Warped and Creepy Tales David Lubar (Tor/Starscape 978-0-7653-1807-7, Sep 2007, $15.95, 207pp, hc, cover by Bill Mayer) Young-adult original collection of 35 horror stories, two reprints.
- 13 · Mr. HooHaa! · ss *
- 19 · You Are What You Eat · ss *
- 23 · Spin · ss *
- 27 · The Tunnel of Terror · ss *
- 33 · A Nice Clean Place · ss *
- 37 · Tied Up · ss *
- 45 · Predators · ss *
- 48 · The Curse of the Campfire Weenies · ss *
- 58 · Cat Napped · ss *
- 61 · The Unforgiving Tree · ss *
- 67 · Bobbing for Dummies · ss *
- 70 · Eat a Bug · ss *
- 74 · Throwaways · ss *
- 77 · Touch the Bottom · ss *
- 83 · The Genie of the Necklace · ss *
- 92 · Alexander Watches a Play · ss *
- 96 · Mrs. Barunki · ss *
- 98 · Murgopana · ss *
- 106 · Eat Your Veggies · ss *
- 109 · Inquire Within · ss *
- 115 · Three · ss *
- 119 · Fat Face · ss *
- 124 · The Soda Fountain · ss *
- 128 · Sniffles · ss *
- 134 · Sidewalk Chalk · ss *
- 137 · Dont Ever Let It Touch the Ground · ss *
- 144 · Picking Up · ss *
- 146 · Head of the Class · ss *
- 154 · Halfway Home · ss *
- 158 · Hop to It · ss *
- 162 · Nothing Like a Hammock · ss *
- 166 · Puncturation · ss *
- 171 · The Chipper · ss *
- 181 · Mug Shots · ss *
- 186 · Forgotten Monsters · ss *
- 189 · A Word or Two About These Stories · aw *
- 201 · Readers Guide · Misc. · ms *
Hidden Talents David Lubar (Tor 978-0-765-35766-3, Feb 2007, $2.99, 222pp, tp, cover by Greg Swearingen) [Hidden Talents] Reissue (Tor 1999) young-adult novel of a group of misfits with psychic abilities. This is a specially priced edition.
True Talents David Lubar (Tor/Starscape 978-0-765-30977-8, Mar 2007, $17.95, 313pp, hc) [Hidden Talents] Young-adult novel of a group of misfits with psychic abilities, sequel to Hidden Talents.
Twilight Watch Sergei Lukyanenko (Hyperion/Miramax 978-1-4013-6021-4, Jun 2007, $14.95, 405pp, tp) [Night Watch] Dark fantasy novel, third in a trilogy begun in Night Watch about a Moscow inhabited by the supernatural Others, where the creatures of the Dark are policed by beings of Light on the Night Watch. Translated by Adam Bromfield from the Russian Sumerechnyy Dozor (2003).
Day Watch Sergei Lukyanenko & Vladimir Vasiliev (Hyperion/Miramax 978-1-4013-6020-7, Mar 2007, $13.95, 453pp, tp) [Night Watch] Dark fantasy novel, the second in a trilogy begun in Night Watch about a Moscow inhabited by the supernatural Others. Co-author Vladimir Vasiliev is credited on the title page but not the cover or copyright page. Translated by Adam Bromfield from the Russian Dnevnoj Dozor (1999). First US edition (Heinemann 1/07).
A Coven of Vampires Brian Lumley (Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-1, Jun 2007, $35.00, 210pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) Reprint (Fedogan & Bremer 1998) collection of 13 horror stories. This is a signed, limited edition of 1,000; an accompanying chapbook was announced but not seen. Subterranean Press, PO Box 190106, Burton MI 48519; [www.subterraneanpress.com].
The House of Cthulhu Brian Lumley (Tor 978-0-765-31074-3, Apr 2007, $14.95, 254pp, tp, cover by Bob Eggleton) Reprint (Weirdbook 1984) collection of ten Lovecraftian stories, volume one of Tales of the Primal Land. This follows the Headline 1991 edition, which added one story and dropped two.
Necroscope: The Touch Brian Lumley (Tor 978-0-7653-5521-8, Sep 2007, $7.99, 502pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Necroscope] Reprint (Tor 2006) horror novel in the Necroscope series.
The Taint and Other Novellas: Best Mythos Tales, Volume One Brian Lumley (Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-125-5, Oct 2007, $40.00, 279pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) Collection of seven Lovecraftian stories, volume one of two in the Best Mythos Tales series collecting the best of Lumleys Mythos stories. This edition is signed by both Lumley and Eggleton. Subterranean Press, PO Box 190106, Burton MI 48519; [www.subterraneanpress.com].
- 7 · Introduction · in
- 11 · The Horror at Oakdeene · na The Horror at Oakdene and Others, Arkham, 1977
- 39 · Born of the Winds · na F&SF Dec 75
- 83 · The Fairground Horror · nv The Disciples of Cthulhu, ed. Edward P. Berglund, DAW, 1976
- 115 · The Taint · na Weird Shadows Over Innsmouth, ed. Stephen Jones, Fedogan and Bremer, 2005
- 165 · Rising with Surtsey [Cthulhu Mythos] · nv Dark Things, ed. August Derleth, Arkham, 1971
- 193 · Lord of the Worms [Titus Crow] · na Weirdbook #17 83
- 249 · The House of the Temple · na Kadath Nov 80
The Compleat Ova Hamlet Richard A. Lupoff (Ramble House 978-0-9774527-7-4, Jun 2007, $18.00, 250pp, tp, cover by Trina Robbins) Collection of 14 stories, one original, supposedly written by Ova Hamlet, each story a parody of the work of a different author, including J.G. Ballard, Harlan Ellison, H.P. Lovecraft, and Stephen King. Illustrated by Trina Robbins. Seven stories and the introduction by Philip Klass were previously published as The Ova Hamlet Papers (Pennyfarthing Press 1979). This is a print-on-demand edition, available online at [www.ramblehouse.com], or from Ramble House, 443 Gladstone Blvd., Shreveport LA 71104.
- · Ova Speaks · pr
- · Introduction · Philip Klass · in
- · Isle of Man Swings SF/In the Kitchen [Man Swings SF] · ss Lighthouse, 1968
- · Music in the Air [as by Ova Hamlet] · ss Fantastic Aug 70
- · Battered Like a Brass Bippy [as by Ova Hamlet] · ss Fantastic Dec 70
- · War of the Doom Zombies [as by Ova Hamlet] · ss Fantastic Jun 71
- · The Horror South of Red Hook [as by Ova Hamlet] · ss Fantastic Feb 72
- · Agony and Remorse on Rhesus IX [as by Ova Hamlet] · ss Fantastic Aug 72
- · Grebzlams Game [as by Ova Hamlet] · ss Fantastic Nov 74
- · Young Nurse Nebuchadnezzar [as by Ova Hamlet] · ss Fantastic Apr 75
- · The Wedding of Ova Hamlet [as by Addison Steele II] · nv Fantastic Oct 75
- · God of the Naked Unicorn [as by Ova Hamlet; Sherlock Holmes] · nv Fantastic Aug 76
- · The Nosepickers of Dawr [as by Ova Hamlet] · ss Amazing Jul 81
- · Two Sort-Of Adventures [as by Ova Hamlet] · ss Touchstone: A Tribute to Fritz Leiber and Ray Bradbury, ed. James Tucker & Erin McKee, Salt Lake City, UT: The Mysterious Stranger Press, 1978
- · Phannie · ss *
- · Death in the Ditch · ss
Marblehead Richard A. Lupoff (Ramble House, Dec 2006, $25.00, 472pp, tp, cover by Gavin L. OKeefe) Associational mystery featuring H.P. Lovecraft. Introduction by Fender Tucker, who discusses how this was originally completely rewritten and published as Lovecrafts Book (Arkham House 1985). This is a print-on-demand edition, available online at [www.ramblehouse.com].
The Testament Eric Van Lustbader (Tor 978-0-7653-5343-6, Aug 2007, $7.99, 469pp, pb) Reprint (Tor 2006) associational thriller.
The Lies of Locke Lamora Scott Lynch (Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-106-4, May 2007, $25.00, 549pp, hc, cover by Edward Miller) [Gentleman Bastard] Reprint (Gollancz 2006) fantasy novel. This signed, limited edition of 500 and a traycased, lettered edition of 15 are both sold out.
The Lies of Locke Lamora Scott Lynch (Bantam Spectra 978-0-553-58894-1, Jul 2007, $6.99, 722pp, pb, cover by Steve Stone) [Gentleman Bastard] Reprint (Gollancz 2006) fantasy novel.
Red Seas Under Red Skies Scott Lynch (Bantam Spectra 978-0-553-80468-3, Aug 2007, $23.00, 559pp, hc, cover by Steve Stone) [Gentleman Bastard] Fantasy novel, sequel to The Lies of Locke Lamora. First US edition (Gollancz 6/07).
Demon Envy Erin Lynn (Berkley Jam 978-0-425-21737-5, Nov 2007, $9.99, 186pp, tp) [Demon Envy] YA paranormal romance. Kenzie is saddled with a geeky demon who messes up her life. Lynn is a pen name for Erin McCarthy.
Dead Mans Song Jonathan Maberry (Kensington/Pinnacle 978-0-7860-1816-1, Jun 2007, $6.99, 501pp, pb) [Pine Deep] Horror novel, the second in a trilogy. Pine Deep, a small town famous for a serial killers rampage 30 years before, faces a new evil.
Aint Myth-Behaving Katie MacAlister (Pocket Star 978-1-4165-2493-9, Oct 2007, $6.99, 353pp, pb) Original collection/omnibus of two paranormal romance novellas involving mythic characters: Norse Truly and Stag Party.
- 1 · Stag Party · na *
- 195 · Norse Truly · na *
Holy Smokes Katie MacAlister (Penguin/Signet 978-0-451-22254-1, Nov 2007, $7.99, 341pp, pb) [Aisling Grey] Humorous supernatural romance novel, the fourth featuring Aisling Grey, Guardian, demon master, and mate to a dragon. Aisling and Drakes efforts to get married are repeatedly foiled by the dragon war and Aislings new job as a lord of Hell. This is copyrighted by Marthe Arends; MacAlister also writes YA novels as Katie Maxwell.
The Last of the Red-Hot Vampires Katie MacAlister (Penguin/Signet 978-0-451-22085-1, Apr 2007, $7.99, 354pp, pb) Paranormal romance novel. A sceptical physicist performs a spell and ends up with unwanted magical gifts and a hunky protector. Copyrighted by Marthe Arends; MacAlister also writes YA novels as Katie Maxwell.
Do You Believe in Magic? Ann Macela (Medallion Press 978-1933836-16-4, Oct 2007, $7.99, 404pp, pb, cover by James Tampa) Paranormal romance. A magic-using computer wizard is frustrated by his soulmates refusal to believe in magic or him.
Knight of Darkness Kinley MacGregor (SFBC #1224549, Feb 2007, $11.95, 377pp, hc) [Lords of Avalon] Reprint (Avon 2006) Arthurian fantasy novel, second in the Lords of Avalon series. The author also writes as Sherrilyn Kenyon. This has ISBN 978-0-7394-7526-3; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.
Romancing the Raven Rob MacGregor (Beachfront Publishing 978-1-892339-34-8, Jan 2007, $25.00, 357pp, hc) SF/fantasy time-travel mystery involving Edgar Allan Poe. Time traveler Destiny Douglas helps save Poe from a conspiracy involving the assassination of President Andrew Jackson. Beachfront Publishing, POB 811922, Boca Raton FL 33481; [www.beachfrontentertainment.com].
Pendragon Book Seven: The Quillan Games D. J. MacHale (Simon & Schuster/Aladdin 978-0-680-86913-6, Jan 2008, $8.99, 486pp, tp, cover by Victor Lee) [Pendragon] Reprint (Simon & Schuster 2006) young-adult fantasy, seventh in the series.
Pendragon: Book Four: The Reality Bug D. J. MacHale (Simon & Schuster 978-0-4169-3628-9, May 2007, $16.99, 375pp, hc, cover by Victor Lee) [Pendragon] Reprint (Aladdin 2003) young-adult fantasy novel, fourth in the series.
Pendragon: Book One: The Merchant of Death D. J. MacHale (Simon & Schuster 978-1-4169-3625-1, Jan 2007, $16.99, 374pp, hc, cover by Victor Lee) [Pendragon] Reissue (Aladdin 2002) young-adult fantasy novel, the first about interdimensional adventurer Bobby Pendragon.
Pendragon: Book Three: The Never War D. J. MacHale (Simon & Schuster 978-1-4169-3627-5, Apr 2007, $16.99, 336pp, hc, cover by Victor Lee) [Pendragon] Reprint (Aladdin 2003) young-adult fantasy novel, third in the series.
Pendragon: Book Two: The Lost City of Faar D. J. MacHale (Simon & Schuster 978-1-4169-3626-8, Jan 2007, $16.99, 384pp, hc, cover by Victor Lee) [Pendragon] Reprint (Aladdin 2003) young-adult fantasy novel, second in the series.
Pendragon: The Pilgrims of Rayne D. J. MacHale (Simon & Schuster 978-1-4169-1416-7, May 2007, $16.99, 547pp, hc, cover by Victor Lee) [Pendragon] Young-adult fantasy, eighth in the series.
Star Trek: Vanguard: Reap the Whirlwind David Mack (Pocket 978-1-4165-3414-3, Jun 2007, $7.99, 409pp, pb) [Star Trek: Vanguard] Star Trek novelization.
Highlander in Her Dreams Allie Mackay (Penguin/Signet Eclipse 978-0-451-22263-3, Nov 2007, $6.99, 332pp, pb) Paranormal romance. Parnormal investigator Kira Bedwell is haunted by a medieval Scot until she finds a portal to the past. Mackay also writes as Sue-Ellen Welfonder.
Phytosphere Scott Mackay (Penguin/Roc 978-0-451-46158-2, Jun 2007, $6.99, 376pp, pb) SF novel. The Earth is trapped in a mysterious green sphere that blocks all sunlight from the planet.
Light at the Edge of Darkness ed. Cynthia L. MacKinnon (Writers Café Press/Lost Genre Guild 978-1-934284-00-1, Jun 2007, $14.95, 363pp, tp) Original anthlogy of 27 stories of Biblical speculative fiction. Authors include A.P. Fuchs, Daniel I. Weaver, and Adam Graham. The Writers Cafe Press, 418 South Brookfield Dr., Lafayette IN 47905; [www.thewriterscafe.com].
The House of Storms Ian R. MacLeod (Ace 978-0-441-01539-9, Oct 2007, $7.99, 468pp, pb, cover by Steve Stone) [Light Ages] Reprint (Simon & Schuster UK 2005) fantasy novel, sequel to The Light Ages, set in an industrial England powered by magic.
The Execution Channel Ken MacLeod (Tor 978-0-7653-1332-4, Jun 2007, $24.95, 285pp, hc) Near-future thriller/dystopian conspiracy novel. First US edition (Orbit 4/07).
Knights of the Blood Scott MacMillan (Penguin/Roc 978-0-451-45256-6, Sep 2007, $6.99, 350pp, pb) Reissue (Roc 1993) fantasy novel, created by Katherine Kurtz and written by MacMillan. Copyrighted by Bill Fawcett & Associates and Katherine Kurtz. Seventh printing.
The Silver Collar Mathilde Madden (Black Lace US 978-0-352-34141-9, Nov 2007, $7.99, 266pp, pb) [Iris and Alfie] Erotic werewolf novel, the first in the Silver Werewolves series. Werewolf hunter Iris reluctantly helps Alfie, an old boyfriend turned werewolf, find a magical artifact. This first US edition has the same ISBN as the 10/07 Black Lace UK edition, but only gives US and Canadian prices.
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister Gregory Maguire (SFBC #1227404, Jan 2007, $11.99, 372pp, tp, cover by Douglas Smith) Reprint (ReganBooks 1999) literary novel with debatable fantasy. This is similar to the ReganBooks (2000) trade paperback edition, except it lacks a price and has the book club number on the back jacket.
Mirror Mirror Gregory Maguire (SFBC #1227405, Jan 2007, $11.99, 280pp, tp, cover by Douglas Smith) Reprint (ReganBooks 2003) historical fantasy novel, a version of Snow White set in 16th-century Italy. This is similar to the ReganBooks (2004) trade paperback edition, except it lacks a price and has the book club number on the back jacket.
One Final Firecracker Gregory Maguire (HarperTrophy 978-0-06-085284-9, Jun 2007, $6.99, 306pp, tp, cover by Dan Santat) [Hamlet Chronicles] Reprint (Clarion 2005) young-adult fantasy, seventh and final in the Hamlet Chronicles.
What-the-Dickens Gregory Maguire (Candlewick Press 978-0-7636-2961-8, Oct 2007, $15.99, 297pp, hc) Young-adult story-within-a-story about a rogue tooth fairy.
The Seventh Heaven: Supernatural Stories Naguib Mahfouz (American University in Cairo Press 977-424-940-2, Feb 2006, $19.95, xxii+151pp, hc) Collection of 13 stories, selected, introduced and translated from the Arabic by Raymond Stock, seven previously published in English. This is dated 2006, but not seen until now.
Maddigans Fantasia Margaret Mahy (Simon & Schuster/McElderry 978-1-4169-1812-7, Oct 2007, $17.99, 499pp, hc, cover by James Jean) Young-adult fantasy time-travel novel. A circus troop in a postapocalyptic future seeks a new power source for the last city. First US edition (Faber Childrens Books 9/06).
The Castle in the Forest Norman Mailer (Random House 978-0-394-53649-1, Jan 2007, $27.95, 477pp, hc) Mainstream novel with fantasy elements, telling the story of Adolf Hitlers life as seen by one of Satans minions.
The Witchs Trinity Erika Mailman (Random House/Crown 978-0-307-35152-4, Sep 2007, $23.95, 278pp, hc) Historical novel with possible fantasy elements. An old woman who has been having visions fears witchhunters in 16th-century Germany.
The Mirror Prince Violette Malan (DAW 978-0-7564-0423-9, Aug 2007, $6.99, 361pp, pb, cover by Todd Lockwood) Reprint (DAW 2006) fantasy novel. A history professor learns hes really a faerie Prince.
The Sleeping God Violette Malan (DAW 978-0-7564-0446-8, Aug 2007, $15.00, 437pp, tp, cover by Steve Stone) [Dhulyn & Parno] Fantasy novel, the first in the Dhulyn and Parno series about a pair of mercentary Partners.
Deviations: Covenant Elissa Malcohn (Aisling Press 978-1-934677-17-9, Dec 2007, $13.95, 321pp, tp) Fantasy novel. TripStone and other Masari want to find a way to end their dependence on the meat of the intelligent Yata people. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online at [www.aislingpress.com]; Aisling Press c/o Oculus Media Group, 26345 Dayflower Boulevard, Wesley Chapel FL 33544-4043.
Stargate Atlantis: Rising Sally Malcolm (Fandemonium Books 978-0-9547343-5-0, 2007, $7.95, 207pp, pb) [Stargate Atlantis] Novelization based on the world of the TV series, the first in the series. Copyrighted by MGM Global Holdings. This is an international edition with US and UK prices.
Stargate SG-1: A Matter of Honor, Book One Sally Malcolm (Fandemonium Books 0-9547343-2-7, 2006, $7.95, 236pp, pb) [Stargate SG-1] Novelization based on the TV series based on the film, third in the series from Fandemonium, and the first in a subseries of two. Copyrighted by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. This is an international edition with US and UK prices, dated 2006, but not seen until now.
The Princes of the Golden Cage Nathalie Mallet (Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-090-7, Aug 2007, $7.99, 298pp, pb, cover by Paul Youll) [Amir] Fantasy novel, the first in the Amir series. A first novel. Night Shade Books, 1423 33rd Ave., San Francisco CA 94122; [www.nightshadebooks.com].
The Declaration Gemma Malley (Bloomsbury USA 978-1-59990-119-0, Oct 2007, $16.95, 301pp, hc) [Declaration] Young-adult dystopian novel. Anna is an illegal Surplus child in a world where longevity drugs make strict population control necessary. A first novel. First US edition (Bloomsbury UK 9/07).