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This page lists selected new science fiction, fantasy, and horror books seen published this month, mostly via bookstores sightings (or received for review).

For a comprehensive listing of new books published each month, see Locus Magazine. Its Books Received listings are accumulated as the online Locus Index.

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.

18 - 31 August

* Youmans, Brian Best of the Rest 2: The Best Unknown Science Fiction and Fantasy of 1998 (Suddenly Press 0-9670056-0-4, $10.00, 155pp, tpb, August 1999) Reprint anthology of works from small press magazines such as On Spec, Tales of the Unanticipated, and Interzone, by writers including Eliot Fintushel, Don Webb, Eleanor Arnason, and Michael Bishop. Proof copy received. (Sat 21 Aug 1999)

Zamyatin, Yevgeny We (Avon Eos 0-380-63313-2, $5.99, 21+232pp, pb, August 1999) Reprint (Viking 1972). Classic Russian SF novel written in 1920 and suppressed for decades in the author's home country. First published in English by Dutton in 1924; this translation by Mirra Ginsburg is from 1972. An anti-utopian novel on par with the better-known 1984 and Brave New World; The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction calls it ''both a masterpiece of sf and an indispensable book of our epoch.'' (Tue 24 Aug 1999)

Zivkovic, Zoran The Fourth Circle (Polaris, 350pp, tpb, 1999) Three books by a contemporary Serbian SF writer, whose ''The Astronomer'', a story from Time-Gifts (which will be published next year in the US), appeared in the June Interzone. The Fourth Circle (1993) is a quasi-SF novel, translated from the Serbian by Mary Popovic. (Tue 31 Aug 1999)

* Zivkovic, Zoran Time-Gifts (Polaris 86-80091-01-4, 145pp, tpb, 1998) Linked collection of four stories about a time traveller who intervenes in the lives of an astronomer, a paleolinguist, and an old watchmaker. Translated from the Serbian by Alice Copple-Tosic. Also available on CD ROM, which includes original and English texts of the book and of reviews, plus information about the author. (Mon 23 Aug 1999)

Zivkovic, Zoran The Writer (Polaris , 79pp, tpb, 1999) First published 1998. ''A very short novel, without chapters, about writing and darkness''. Translated from the Serbian by Alice Copple-Tosic. For these books, contact Publishing Atelier Polaris, Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 10E/162, 11070 Novi Beograd, Yugoslavia; or e-mail polaris@eunet.yu. (Tue 31 Aug 1999)

10 - 17 August

* Borchardt, Alice Night of the Wolf (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-42362-3, $25.00, 454pp, hc, August 1999) Fantasy novel; prequel to The Silver Wolf (1998). (Wed 11 Aug 1999)

* Gerritsen, Tess Gravity (Pocket Books 0-671-01678-4, $24.95, 342pp, hc, September 1999) Medical thriller set aboard the International Space Station; a selection of several Book Clubs. Amazon page has Booklist and Kirkus reviews. (Thu 12 Aug 1999)

* Kubrick, Stanley, Frederic Raphael & Arthur Schnitzler Eyes Wide Shut (Warner Books 0-446-67632-2, $12.99, 281pp, tpb, October 1999) Associational. The screenplay by Kubrick and Raphael (with principal credits and photos from the film), and a new translation, by J.M.Q. Davies, of the inspiring novella by Arthur Schnitzler, Traumnovelle (1926), here called ''Dream Story''. (Mon 16 Aug 1999)

* Perry, Anne Tathea (Shadow Mountain 1-57345-536-9, $23.95, 522pp, hc, August 1999) Fantasy novel, by an English author best known for Victorian mysteries. (Fri 13 Aug 1999)

* Rusch, Kristine Kathryn The Black Queen (Bantam Spectra 0-553-58115-5, $6.5, 436pp, pb, August 1999, cover by Mark Harrison) Fantasy novel, Book One of Black Throne. (Wed 11 Aug 1999)

* Wood, N. Lee Bloodrights (Ace 0-441-00650-7, $22.95, 312pp, hc, September 1999, cover by Aleta Jenks) Fantasy novel, the author's third novel following SF novels Faraday's Orphans and Looking for the Mahdi. (Wed 11 Aug 1999)

* Zelazny, Roger, & Jane Lindskold Lord Demon (Avon Eos 0-380-97333-2, $23.00, 276pp, hc, August 1999) Fantasy novel, the second posthumous work of Zelazny (after Donnerjack) finished by Lindskold. Reviewed in the July 1999 Locus Magazine by Carolyn Cushman. (Mon 16 Aug 1999)

1 - 9 August

+ Ackerman, Forrest J. Science-Fiction Classics: The Stories that Morphed Into Movies (TV Books 1-57500-040-7, $15.95, 446pp, tpb, July 1999) First US edition (UK: Millennium May 1998). Reprint anthology of stories that were made into, or inspired, films. The UK edition, Film Futures: Classic Science Fiction Stories that Morphed Into Movies, credited Ridley Scott as co-compiler (according to Amazon UK). (Tue 3 Aug 1999)

+ Byatt, A.S. Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice (Random House 0-375-50250-5, $21.95, 230pp, hc, May 1999) First US edition (UK: Chatto & Windus November 1998). Literary fantasy collection, including the novella ''Cold'', just reprinted in Datlow & Windling's Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Twelfth Annual Collection -- and just nominated for the World Fantasy Award. Byatt's previous colleciton, The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye, won the Mythopoeic Award last year. (Thu 5 Aug 1999)

Dunsany, Lord The Charwoman's Shadow (Del Rey Impact 0-345-43192-8, $12.00, 11+241pp, tpb, August 1999) Reprint (UK: G.P. Putnam's Sons March 1926). Classic fantasy novel, with an introduction by Peter S. Beagle; coincidentally, quoted in the new nonfiction collection by Arthur C. Clarke, a Dunsany fan (see Nonfiction listings). (Mon 9 Aug 1999)

* Frankowski, Leo The Fata Morgana (Baen 0-671-57822-7, $21.00, 313pp, hc, August 1999, cover by Gary Ruddell) Fantasy novel; the Amazon page has the Kirkus review. (Tue 3 Aug 1999)

* Jones, Dennis The Stone and the Maiden (Avon Eos 0-380-97801-6, $23.00, 421pp, hc, August 1999, cover by Tim & Greg Hildebrandt) Fantasy novel, first in the House of Pandragore. The Amazon page has reviews and cover blurbs. (Tue 3 Aug 1999)

Lynn, Elizabeth A. Watchtower (Ace 0-441-00647-7, $12.00, 220pp, tpb, September 1999, cover by William Giese) Reprint (Berkley Putnam February 1979). Fantasy novel, Volume One of the Chronicles of Tornor, winner of the World Fantasy Award. (Mon 9 Aug 1999)

* Turtledove, Harry The Great War: Walk in Hell (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-40561-7, $25.95, 484pp, hc, August 1999, cover by George Pratt) Alternate history novel, second in a series. Amazon page has Booklist and Kirkus reviews. (Tue 3 Aug 1999)

* Williams, Tad Otherland Volume Three: Mountain of Black Glass (DAW 0-88677-849-2, $24.95, 27+689pp, hc, September 1999, cover by Michael Whelan) SF novel, third in the series. (Mon 9 Aug 1999)

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