20 November 2004
* Bear, Greg : Sleepside: The Collected Fantasies of Greg Bear(ibooks 0-7434-9805-4, $22.95, 293pp, hardcover, October 2004, cover art Cameron Redwine)
Collection of 9 fantasy stories by a writer generally known for his hard science fiction. Contents include "Sleepside Story," "Dead Run," (basis for a 1986 Twilight Zone episode), and Nebula and World Fantasy Award nominee "Petra."
Carroll, Jonathan : Sleeping in Flame(Orb 0-765-31186-0, $13.95, 302pp, trade paperback, October 2004, cover art Dave McKean)
(First edition: UK: Legend, October 1988)
Fantasy/magic realism novel set in Vienna, about an actor who discovers traces of his previous lives.
Ellison, Harlan : Strange Wine(ibooks 0-7434-7989-0, $13.95, 262pp, trade paperback, October 2004, cover art Michael Whelan)
(First edition: Harper & Row, 1978)
Collection of 15 stories from the early to mid 1970s, including "From A to Z, In the Chocolate Alphabet", "The Wine Has Been Left Open Too Long and the Memory Has Gone Flat", "Seeing", the title story, and Hugo nominee/Locus Award winner "Croatoan".
* Gerrand, Rob, ed. : The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing(Black Inc. 1-86395-301-9, A$39.95, 20+615pp, trade paperback, November 2004, cover art Juan Ford)
Anthology of 30 stories representing the best of the last 50 years of Australian science fiction. Authors include A. Bertram Chandler, Jack Wodhams, Damien Broderick, Lee Harding, David Lake, George Turner, Peter Carey, Philippa Maddern, Cherry Wilder, Greg Egan, Lucy Sussex, Sean Williams, Janeen Webb & Jack Dann, Stephen Dedman, Terry Dowling, Sean McMullen.
Gibson, William : Neuromancer(Ace 0-441-01203-5, $25, 11+371pp, hardcover, November 2004)
(First edition: Ace, July 1984)
New hardcover edition, a 20th anniversary edition, of the seminal 'cyberpunk' SF novel, Gibson's first novel, winner of the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, the Ditmar Award, the SF Chronicle Award, and the Seiun Award. It placed 15th in Locus's 1998 poll for all-time best SF novel.
Hartwell, David G., ed. : Christmas Stars(Orb 0-765-31095-3, $14.95, 320pp, trade paperback, October 2004, cover art Brad Holland)
(First edition: Tor, November 1992)
Anthology of 25 Christmas stories.
* Laumer, Keith, edited by Eric Flint : Legions of Space(Baen 0-7434-8855-5, $7.99, 470pp, mass market paperback, October 2004, cover art Jeff Easley)
Collection/omnibus of 2 novels and 4 stories. The novels are A Trace of Memory (1963) and Planet Run (with Gordon R. Dickson, 1967), both previously published as separate books. The stories were first published from 1968 - 1971.
Sargent, Pamela : The Shore of Women(BenBella 1-932100-36-9, $14.95, 469pp, trade paperback, November 2004, cover illustration Jael, cover design Melody Cadungog)
(First edition: Crown, 1986)
Feminist post-nuclear SF novel in which women rule the world, and men worship them.
The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.Opening lines:
I had expected Birana to weep. I had thought that when she was finally led to the wall, she would plead with the city, even thought her plea would have been futile. Instead, she gazed steadily at the women who had pronounced her sentence, as if condemning those who had condemned her.Opening lines:
He awoke and lay for a moment looking up at a low ceiling, dimly visible in a faint red glow, feeling the hard mat under his back. He turned his head, saw a wall and a panel on which a red indicator light glared.
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