This page lists selected new nonfiction books -- pertaining directly to science fiction, fantasy, and horror, as well as books of associational interest -- seen published this month, mostly via bookstores sightings (or received for review).
Key: * = first edition, + = first US edition. Date with publisher info is official publication month; date in parentheses at paragraph end is date seen or received.
23 - 30 June
* Raphael, Frederic Eyes Wide Open: A Memoir of Stanley Kubrick (Ballantine 0-345-43776-4, $12.00, 190pp, tpb, July 1999) Memoir by the screenwriter of ''Eyes Wide Shut'', and a noted novelist in his own right, about working with Stanley Kubrick on his last film. (Wed 30 Jun 1999)
16 - 22 June
* Freed, Josh, & Terry Mosher, eds 2000 Reasons to Hate the Millennium (Simon & Schuster/Fireside 0-684-86779-6, $11.00, 160pp, tpb, May 1999) Mostly lame attempt at humor about the Y2k problem, life in the 21st century, etc. Not recommended. (Thu 17 Jun 1999)
* Schefter, James The Race:The Uncensored Story of How America Beat Russia to the Moon (Doubleday 0-385-49253-7, $24.95, 12+303pp, hc, July 1999) History of the space race. There's a statement by the author on the Amazon page. (Tue 22 Jun 1999)
* Sudo, Philip Toshio Zen Computer: Mindfulness and the Machine (Simon & Schuster 0-684-85409-0, $22.00, hc, July 1999) Computer crashed again? Think peaceful thoughts. (Tue 22 Jun 1999)
Listings 26 May - 15 June
+ Aldiss, Brian The Twinkling of an Eye: My Life as an Englishman (St. Martin's 0-312-19346-7, $32.50, 484pp, hc, April 1999) First US edition (UK: Little Brown UK November 1998). Autobiography. (Sun 6 Jun 1999)
* Glassner, Barry The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things (Basic Books 0-465-01489-5, $25.00, 28+276pp, hc, April 1999) How Americans' perception of dangers -- road rage, school shootings, airline accidents -- are blown out of proportion by TV reporting, politicians, advocacy groups, etc. Or to put a SFnal spin on it: why people perceive reality differently from what it is. See also Ross book below. (Thu 10 Jun 1999)
* Goldsmith, Donald Voyage to the Milky Way: The Future of Space Exploration (TV Books 1-57500-046-6, $27.50, 255pp, hc, May 1999) Companion to a 2-hour PBS film. (Thu 10 Jun 1999)
+ Pearce, Joseph Tolkien: Man and Myth (Ignatius 0-89870-711-0, $24.95, 14+242pp, hc, February 1999) First US edition (UK: HarperCollins October 1998). Study of Tolkien and his works with emphasis on his Christian faith. (Mon 14 Jun 1999)
* Ross, John F. The Polar Bear Strategy: Reflections on Risk in Modern Life (Perseus Books 0-7382-0117-0, $23.00, 12+196pp, hc, March 1999) Somewhat similar to Glassner's book above, this takes a more scientific approach: ''risk assessment''. (Mon 14 Jun 1999)
* Rucker, Rudy Seek! (Four Walls Eight Windows 0-56858-138-6, $16.95, 364pp, tpb, April 1999) Collection of nonfiction pieces on computers, hacking, drugs and sex, Philip K. Dick, SF, and cyberpunk. (Mon 14 Jun 1999)
* Shapiro, Andrew L. The Control Revolution (PublicAffairs 1-891620-19-3, $25.00, 16+286pp, hc, June 1999) ''How the Internet is putting individuals in charge and changing the world we know.'' (Thu 10 Jun 1999)