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5 August 2002

YA Novels

  • MacLeish, Roderick, Prince Ombra (Starscape, $5.99, August)
    Latest in the Starscape imprint's trade paperback line of classic YA novels (which are getting distribution at supermarket checkout counters!). This one, fatter than most at 377 pages, concerns an 8-year-old boy in coastal Maine small town who has secret powers; he's the latest in a line of heroes destined to fight the evil Prince Ombra. Critics and readers cite Bradbury, King, and Tolkien in comparison.

  • Hoover, H.M., Orvis (Starscape, $5.99, June)
    YA SF novel, first published by Viking 1987, about two people trying to survive on an abandoned Earth with the help of a robot.

  • Pyle, Howard, The Garden Behind the Moon (Starscape, $5.99, June)
    YA fantasy novel, first published by Scribner 1895, by prolific late-19th century writer and illustrator, about a boy who follows the glimmering path of moonlight across the sea and discovers a magical world behind the moon.

  • Shusterman, Neal, The Dark Side of Nowhere (Starscape, $5.99, July)
    YA SF novel, first published by Tor in 1999, about a boy who discovers that he and his parents and friends are all aliens.


  • Dickson, Gordon R., Dorsai Spirit (Tor, $25.95, June, hardcover)
    Two military SF classics: Dorsai!, first published in 1960 as The Genetic General and as a 1959 Astounding magazine serial, a Hugo nominee in 1960; and The Spirit of Dorsai (1979), a fixup novel originally published as three stories. There is a new introduction by David Drake.

  • Harrison, Harry, A Stainless Steel Trio (Tor, $26.95, June, hardcover)
    Omnibus of three humorous SF novels about expert thief and con man Jim DiGriz: A Stainless Steel Rat Is Born (1985), The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted (1987), and The Stainless Steel Rat Sings the Blues (1994).

  • Vance, Jack, Alastor (Orb, $14.95, July, trade paperback)
    Omnibus (first published in hardcover by Tor, 1995) of three nominally-SF novels, told in Vance's typically ornate, mannered style, set on planets in the Alastor star cluster: Trullion: Alastor 2262 (1973), Marune: Alastor 933 (1975), and Wyst: Alastor 1716 (1978). "The Alastor Cluster: A sprawling system of thirty thousand live stars and three thousand inhabited planets, the cluster is ruled by the mysterious Connatic. He sees all and knows all, but with five trillion people contained within such far-flung boundaries, sooner or later something is bound to give."

  • Walton, Evangeline, The Mabinogion Tetralogy (Overlook Press, $35.00, May, hardcover)
    Omnibus of four novels retelling the Celtic myths of The Maginogion, a compendium of medieval Welsh mythology: Prince of Annwn (1974), The Children of Llyr (1971), The Song of Rhiannon (1972), and The Island of the Mighty (1936). Introduction by Betty Ballantine.

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