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Recent New and Notable
p2: Reprints; Received for Review

AfterAge, Yvonne Navarro (computer diskette available from the author, $6.00 + $2.00 p&h) A horror novel first published in 1993 by Bantam, this is made available again on a computer diskette sold by the author. Reading at the computer may not be the favored method of most readers, but it's better than not being able to read a particular book at all. Ed Bryant, in the September 1993 Locus, called AfterAge a vampire epic in the tradition of Stephen King and Robert McCammon. ''So, great fun. Navarro's novel is sharp and fast-moving entertainment.'' (Contact the author at
Revelations, Douglas E. Winter, ed. (HarperPrism, Jan 1998, $6.99, pb; first published May 1997, hc) An anthology of original horror stories (also published in the UK as Millennium, Apr 1997) by Clive Barker, Poppy Z. Brite, Joe R. Lansdale, Whitley Strieber, Ramsey Campbell, and many others, in a High Concept overview of the 20th century that the editor describes as an ''anthology/novel'': each story is set in a successive decade. Ed Bryant, in the August 1997 Locus, particularly praised Lansdale's ''The Big Blow'', a multifaceted view of the 1900 Galveston hurrican disaster that ''would be a worthy ornament to any collection of contemporary American fiction.'' The volume also includes a wrap-around novella by Clive Barker that begins and ends of the book.
Fractal Paisleys, Paul Di Filippo (Four Walls Eight Windows, Nov 1997, $20.00, hc) A collection of stories by one of the funniest and most inventive contemporary SF writers. This book includes what the author calls ''trailer park science fiction,'' tales of ordinary people in bizarre situations. There's a steady streak of pop culture and rock music infused throughout, especially in stories like ''Lennon Spex'' and ''The Cobain Sweater''. Includes two original stories, ''Earth Shoes'' and ''Queen of the Pixies, King of the Imps''.
Side Effects (Simetria, Sep 1997) An anthology of stories published in Portugal in honor of the 2nd Encounters on Science Fiction and Fantasy, a gathering of Portuguese fans and writers with international participants. This is a dos book, English on one side, Portuguese on the other. The 9 stories include a reprint by Joe Haldeman and works by David Alan Prescott, António de Macedo, Luís Filipe Silva, and João Barreiros. To order, contact
The Lovecraft Tarot, David Wynn & D. L. Hutchinson, illustrator (Mythos Books, 1997, $29.95) This isn't a book (though it has an ISBN number), but rather a box of tarot cards designed by Hutchinson with a booklet describing them by Wynn. The dolorous face of H.P. appears on the cards' backs (and on the box), while the 78 cards depict, in ebony and cyan blue, creatures and other images from Lovecraftiana (such as an Old One, right) arranged into a Major Arcana and 4 suits of the Minor Arcana. The publisher and creators disclaim ''any responsibility or liability for any events which may unfold subsequent to readings of the Lovecraft Tarot.'' To order, contact
A Martian Odyssey, an audio drama adapted from the short story by Stanley G. Weinbaum. (Star Quest Entertainment, 1997, $15.00, audio casette) A one-hour, full cast rendition of the seminal 1934 work by Weinbaum. For information contact
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