Adams, Douglas : The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time(Ballantine 0-345-46095-2, $13.95, 299pp, tpb, August 2003)
(First edition Harmony Books, May 2002)
Collection, by the late author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, of sundry pieces--newspaper essays and interviews, mostly-- plus an unfinished title novel, third in the Dirk Gently series (though it might have morphed into a sixth and final Hitchhiker's novel, the introduction by Christopher Cerf suggests), which was culled together from fragments on the author's computer's hard drive, after his death.
Brooks, Terry : The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Morgawr(Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-43575-3, pb, September 2003)
(First edition Ballantine Del Rey, September 2002)
Fantasy novel, conclusion of the Jerle Shannara trilogy that began with Isle Witch in 2000 and Antrax in 2001. The author's official website has a page linking two excerpts from the book.
Brust, Steven : The Paths of the Dead(Tor 0-812-53417-4, $7.99, 397pp, pb, August 2003, cover art Eric Bowman)
(First edition Tor, December 2002)
Fantasy novel, latest in the early history of the world of the "Vlad Taltos" series that began with Jhereg (1983).
Chiang, Ted : Stories of Your Life and Others(Orb 0-765-30419-8, 333pp, tpb, July 2003)
(First edition Tor, July 2002)
Collection of 8 stories, the author's entire output since his debut in 1990, including "Tower of Babylon", "Story of Your Life", "Seventy-Two Letters", and Hugo-nominee and Locus Award winner "Hell Is the Absence of God". One story is original to this volume, 45-page "Liking What You See: A Documentary".
David, Peter : Knight Life(Ace 0-441-01077-6, $7.99, 343pp, pb, July 2003, cover art Tristan Elwell)
(First edition Ace, June 2002)
Humorous fantasy novel about King Arthur in modern Manhattan; a revised edition of David's first novel, published by Ace in 1987.
de Lint, Charles : Tapping the Dream Tree(Tor 0-312-86840-5, $15.95, 541pp, tpb, September 2003, cover art Charles Vess)
(First edition Tor, November 2002)
Collection of 18 fantasy stories set in the author's imaginary North American city of Newford, including "The Witching Hour", original to this volume, and "Seven Wild Sisters" (150 pages), which was earlier issued as a chapbook. The author's website has this page about his recent books (plus sneak previews).
Douglass, Sara : Hades' Daughter(Tor 0-765-34442-4, $7.99, 645pp, pb, September 2003, cover art Royo)
(First edition Tor, January 2003)
Fantasy novel, first in "The Troy Game", that starts in ancient Greece and will follow the history of London. The author's website has this page about the book, and this excerpt.
Duncan, Dave : Paragon Lost(Eos 0-380-81835-3, $7.5, 418pp, pb, August 2003, cover art Stephen Hickman)
(First edition HarperCollins/Eos, October 2002)
Fantasy novel in the "Tales of the King's Blades" series. The author's webpage for this book includes this sample chapter.
Flint, Eric, & David Drake : The Tyrant(Baen 0-7434-7150-4, $7.99, 459pp, pb, September 2003, cover art Gary Ruddell)
(First edition Baen, April 2002)
Historical/alternate world SF novel in ``The General'' series; previous titles were by S.M. Sterling in collaboration with Drake.
Foster, Alan Dean : The Mocking Program(Warner Aspect 0-446-61307-x, $6.99, 321pp, pb, August 2003, cover illustration John Blackford)
(First edition Warner Aspect, 2002)
SF detective novel set in the Mexamerican Montezuma Strip.
Gaiman, Neil : American Gods(HarperPerennial 0-06-055812-1, $14.95, 592pp, tpb, September 2003)
(First edition HarperCollins/Morrow, June 2001)
Contemporary fantasy novel, winner of the Hugo, Locus, and Bram Stoker awards. There was a mass market paperback edition last year; this is the first US trade paperback edition.
Gaiman, Neil : Coraline(HarperTrophy 0-380-80734-3, $5.99, 162pp, tpb, August 2003)
(First edition HarperCollins, July 2002)
Young adult fantasy novel, about a girl living in a huge old house who finds a door leading to a creepy alternate universe; with illustrations by Dave McKean. Winner (so far) of the Hugo, Locus, Bram Stoker, and British SF awards.
Gerrold, David : Leaping to the Stars(Tor 0-812-58974-2, $6.99, 299pp, pb, August 2003, cover art Royo)
(First edition Tor, March 2002)
SF novel, third in the series following Jumping off the Planet (2000) and Bouncing Off the Moon (2001).
Goonan, Kathleen Ann : Light Music(HarperCollins/Eos 0-380-80351-8, $7.99, 402pp, pb, July 2003)
(First edition HarperCollins/Eos, June 2002)
SF novel about the world transformed by nanotech, fourth in the sequence that began with Queen City Jazz (1994), followed by Mississippi Blues (1997) and Crescent City Rhapsody (2000).
Irvine, Alexander C. : A Scattering of Jades(Tor 0-765-34098-4, $7.99, 406pp, pb, July 2003, cover art John Jude Palencar)
(First edition Tor, July 2002)
Fantasy novel, winner of the Locus Award for best first novel, set in 1835.
Lackey, Mercedes, Eric Flint & Dave Freer : The Shadow of the Lion(Baen 0-7434-7147-4, $7.99, 913pp, pb, September 2003, cover art Larry Dixon)
(First edition Baen, March 2002)
Alternate historical fantasy novel, first in a series.
McCammon, Robert R. : Speaks the Nightbird, Volume One: Judgment of the Witch(Pocket 0-7434-7432-5, $7.99, 483pp, pb, September 2003)
(First edition River City Publishing, September 2002)
Non-supernatural horror novel about witch hunts in late 17th century America, the first half of the novel as originally published in hardcover.
Mi‚ville, China : Perdido Street Station(Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-45940-7, $7.99, 623pp, pb, August 2003)
(First edition Ballantine Del Rey, March 2001)
SF/fantasy novel set in the metropolis New Crobuzon. Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke and British Fantasy awards. This is the first US mass market paperback (it appeared earlier in trade paperback). Follow-up The Scar, set in the same world, was a Hugo nominee this year.
Reimann, Katya : Prince of Fire and Ashes(Tor 0-812-54936-8, $7.99, 529pp, pb, September 2003, cover art Romas Kukalis)
(First edition Tor, July 2002)
Fantasy novel, third and final volume in the "Tielmaran Chronicles".
Russell, Sean : The Isle of Battle(HarperCollins/Eos 0-380-79322-9, $7.99, 451pp, pb, June 2003, cover art Stephen Hickman)
(First edition HarperCollins/Eos, August 2002)
Fantasy novel, second in the "Swan's War" trilogy, following The One Kingdom (2001).
Sawyer, Robert J. : Humans(Tor 0-765-34675-3, $6.99, 317pp, pb, September 2003, cover art Donato Giancola)
(First edition Tor, February 2003)
SF novel, volume two in the "Neanderthal Parallax" trilogy following Hominids (2002), which won this year's Hugo Award for best novel.
Sawyer's website has this page about the book with links to an excerpt, jacket text, review excerpts, etc. An interview with Sawyer appeared in the February '03 Locus Magazine, excerpted here, including comments about the trilogy.
Scarborough, Elizabeth Ann : Channeling Cleopatra(Ace 0-441-01021-0, $6.5, 244pp, pb, June 2003, cover art Scott Grimando)
(First edition Ace, February 2002)
SF novel involving the mind-transfer technology introduced in Scarborough's anthology Past Lives, Present Tense (1999).
Weber, David, & Eric Flint : 1633(Baen 0-7434-7155-5, $7.99, 673pp, pb, July 2003, cover art Dru Blair)
(First edition Baen, August 2002)
Alternate history time travel novel, sequel to 1632 by Flint alone. Flint's bibliography indicates several more volumes in the series forthcoming.
Weber, David, & Steve White : The Shiva Option(Baen 0-7434-7144-X, $7.99, 753pp, pb, August 2003, cover art David Mattingly)
(First edition Baen, February 2002)
Military SF novel, sequel to In Death Ground (1997).
Zahn, Timothy : Manta's Gift(Tor 0-812-58032-x, $6.99, 408pp, pb, August 2003, cover art Stephan Martiniere)
(First edition Tor, September 2002)
SF novel about intelligent creatures in Jupiter's atmosphere who may possess a star drive.
Zettel, Sarah : A Sorcerer's Treason(Tor 0-765-34374-6, $7.99, 499pp, pb, June 2003, cover art Romas Kukalis)
(First edition Tor, April 2002)
Fantasy novel, the author's first, after several SF novels, about a female lighthouse keeper transported to the magical world of Isavalta.
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