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---- August 1999 Events ----
August Conventions include:
Aug 26-29: Conucopia/NASFiC in Anaheim CA

---- August 1999 Books ----
  • Anderson, Poul • Operation Luna • (Tor, hc)
  • Banks, Iain • The Business • (Little Brown UK, hc)
  • Baxter, Stephen • Time • (HarperCollins/Voyager, hc)
  • Blaylock, James P. • The Rainy Season • (Ace, h, hc)
  • Burns, Jim • Transluminal • (SFBC, 1st US, hc, art)
  • Clarke, Arthur C. • Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds: Collected Works 1944-1998 • (St. Martin's, nf, hc)
  • Egan, Greg • Teranesia • (Orion/Gollancz, hc, tp)
  • Newman, Kim • Life's Lottery • (Simon & Schuster UK, a, hc)
  • Rushkoff, Douglas • Coercion: Why We Listen to What ''They'' Say • (Riverhead, hc, nonfiction)
  • Silverberg, Robert • Lord Prestimion • (HarperPrism, 1st US, hc)
  • Straub, Peter • Mr. X • (Random House, h, hc)
  • Turtledove, Harry • The Great War: Walk in Hell • (Ballantine Del Rey, hc)
  • Vonnegut, Kurt • Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction • (Putnam, c, hc)
  • Williams, Walter Jon • The Rift • (HarperPrism, hc)
  • Zelazny, Roger & Jane Lindskold • Lord Demon • (Avon Eos, hc)
  • Zubrin, Robert • Entering Space: Creating a Spacefaring Civilization • (Jeremy P. Tarcher, hc, nonfiction)



Aug 6: The Iron Giant -- d. Brad Bird. Based on a novel by Ted Hughes; animated adventure about a machine that falls to Earth and is befriended by a boy in Maine town. website
Aug 6: Mystery Men -- d. Kinka Usher; st. Ben Stiller, Geoffrey Rush. Superhero parody. website
Aug 6: The Sixth Sense -- d./wr. M. Night Shyamalon; st. Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment. Willis is a psychologist who treats a boy who sees dead people. website
Aug 13: Bowfinger -- d. Frank Oz; wr. Steve Martin; st. Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy. Associational interest. Martin is a low-budget Hollywood director trying to make a sci-fi film with top star Murphy.
Aug 20: Universal Soldier: The Return -- d. Mic Rodgers; st. Jean-Claude Van Damme. (Columbia) website
Aug 27: The 13th Warrior -- d. John McTiernan; st. Antonio Banderas. Based on Michael Crichton's novel Eaters of the Dead. (Touchstone) website
Aug 27: The Astronaut's Wife -- d. Rand Ravich; st. Johnny Depp, Charlize Theron. Depp is an astronaut who loses contact with NASA for two minutes and can't remember what happened. website
Aug 27: Dudley Do-Right -- d. Hugh Wilson; st. Brendan Fraser. Associational interest. (Universal) website
Aug 27: The Muse -- d. Albert Brooks; wr. Albert Brooks & Monica Johnson; st. Albert Brooks, Sharon Stone, Andie MacDowell. 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, Entertainment Weekly, and Web Film Release Schedule. Dates are highly subject to change!

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