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---- May 1999 Events ----

May 31-June 14: Robert J. Sawyer will host the ''Writer's Studio'' discussion area on, Canada's principal online bookstore.

May Conventions include:
May 21-24: Trinity/Eurocon 1999 in Dortmund, Germany
May 28-31: Wiscon 23 in Madison WI

---- May 1999 Books ----
  • Aldiss, Brian • When the Feast is Finished • (Little Brown UK, nf, hc)
  • Bear, Greg • Darwin's Radio • (HarperCollins UK, hc)
  • Brin, David • Foundation's Triumph • (HarperPrism, hc)
  • Carroll, Jonathan • The Marriage of Sticks • (Orion/Gollancz, hc)
  • Charnas, Suzy Mckee • The Conqueror's Child • (Tor, hc)
  • Clarke, Arthur C. • Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds: Collected Works 1944-1998 • (St. Martin's, nf, hc)
  • Delany, Samuel R. • Shorter Views: Queer Thoughts & the Politics of the Paraliterary • (University Press of New England/Wesleyan, nf, hc, tp)
  • Gotlieb, Phyllis • Violent Stars • (Tor, hc)
  • McCaffrey, Anne • The Tower and the Hive • (Ace/Putnam, hc)
  • McCaffrey, Anne • The Tower and the Hive • (Bantam UK, hc)
  • Priest, Christopher • The Dream Archipelago • (Simon & Schuster/Earthlight, c)
  • Priest, Christopher • The Extremes • (St. Martin's, 1st US, hc)
  • Pringle, David, ed. • The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Fantasy • (Overlook Press, 1st US, nf, hc)
  • Rushdie, Salman • The Ground Beneath Her Feet • (Jonathan Cape, hc)
  • Rushdie, Salman • The Ground Beneath Her Feet • (Holt, hc)
  • Silverberg, Robert, ed. • Far Horizons • (Avon Eos, hc)
  • Stephenson, Neal • Cryptonomicon • (Avon, hc)
  • Turner, George • Down There in Darkness • (Tor, hc)

May 7: The Mummy -- d./wr. Stephen Sommers; st. Brendan Fraser. Remake of the 1932 Boris Karloff movie. website
May 12: After Life -- d. Kore-Eda Hirokazu. Art-house fantasy by an acclaimed Japanese director in which the recently dead are given a chance to save a single memory from their lives. (Artistic License)
May 19: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace -- d. George Lucas; st. Liam Neeson, Ewan MacGregor, Natalie Portman. website
May 21: Trekkies -- documentary. (Paramount) website
May 28: The Thirteenth Floor -- d. Josef Rusnak, sc. Josef Rusnak & Ravel Centeno-Rodriguez on Daniel Galouye's 1964 novel Simulacron 3; st. Armin Mueller-Stahl, Vincent D'Onofrio. (Columbia) website


Forthcoming books are selected titles from the comprehensive listings updated every three months in Locus Magazine. This color indicates 1st editions published in the UK; This color indicates 1st US editions of books previously in the UK or elsewhere; others are 1st editions published in the US. Abbreviations indicate hc=hardcover, tp=trade paperback; c=collection, a=associational [non-genre], h=horror, nf=nonfiction. If not indicated hc or tp, the book is mass-market paperback or we're not sure. Schedules are tentative and subject to change -- particularly in later months.

Film listings are drawn from Coming Attractions, Los Angeles Times Sneaks '99, Entertainment Weekly, New York Times Summer Films, and Web Film Release Schedule. These dates too are subject to change.

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