April 2001 Releases by Sharon Archer
Copyright 2001 Ernest Lilley www.sfrevu.com   

Last month's Releases  Publishers Links

Here's a list of what's coming out in the US this month in Science Fiction and Fantasy. If we missed something or you have a title coming out in the future, email us at news@sfrevu.com

Out from Ace this month is a new hardcover from Allen Steele, Chronospace along with the paperback release of Oceanspace.  Also in paperback is a collection of stories from Asimov’s SF exploring the bond between fathers and their children, Isaac Asimov’s Father’s Day, just in time time for, well, Father's Day.

Avon/EOS released Child of Venus by Pamela Sargent in hardcover and trade to complete this author’s terraforming trilogy.

Baen is bringing out the first in a new Military SF series starting with March Upcountry by David Webber and John Ringo.  Also new is The Philosophical Strangler by Eric Flint described as a humorous fantasy.

Ballentine/Del Rey  Hardcover releases this month include two fantasy novels, Hell on Earth by Michael Reaves and Acendance:Book One in the Second Deamonwars Saga by R.A. Salvatore. Of interest to fans of Military SF should be the trade edition of The Best Military Science Fiction of the Twentieth Century edited by Harry Turtledove and Martin Greenberg.  It's touted as the definitive collection of stories of warfare, heroism, and overwhelming odds by an impressive list of writers including Arthur C. Clarke, Anne McCaffrey, Philip K. Dick, George R.R. Martin, Joe Halderman, Orson Scott Card and Poul Anderson. It's a great collection of authors and stories, and thick enough to use as ablative armor in a pinch.

Bantam Spectra's Passage by Connie Willis is a new hardcover from this publisher this month which is also releasing in paperback Spider Robinson’s Callanhan’s Key – the latest installment of the Callahan saga.

Guardian of the Vision by Irene Radford the 3rd b book in the Merlin’s Descendants series is a blend of fantasy and history out from Daw this month. Stories by two women we know from our mutual association past and present with the Science Fiction Association of Bergen County, Pauline Alama and Lucy Cohen Schmeidler are included in the newly released Sword & Sorceress XVIII edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley an anthology of 20 new tales featuring strong, heroic women warriors and wizards.

PerfectBound  www.harpercollins.com/perfectbound

HarperCollinsPublishers e-book format imprint which promises to include special features in many of their editions is releasing a diverse selection of new titles in May beginning with the kickoff title in their Terminator e-book series T2:Infiltrator by S.M. Stirling.  Other titles include  Metaplanetary by Tony Daniel, Sabriel the first book in Garth Nix’s YA fantasy series and its sequel Lirael, and Madalon the first book in Jennifer Fallon’s fantasy The Demon Child Trilogy.

Penguin/Roc  www.penguinputnam.com

Tanith Lee’s Wolf Star is being released in hardcover while Roc paperback releases include The Forbidden Land Witches by Kate Forsyth  Book 4 in the Celtic inspired Eileanan fantasy series and Out of Avalon: An Anthology of Old Magic & New Myth – 15 stories of magic, adventure and romance,

Pocket Books  http://www.simonandschuster.com/subs/index.cfm?areaid=44

Three new Star Trek inspired novels are out this month from Pocket, Star Trek Deep Space Nine Avatar Book One and Book Two by S.D. Perry and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds IV original fan fiction in the Star Trek universe edited by Dean Welsey Smith.

Tor  www.tor.com

Check out Ernest’s review this month of The Outpost new from Hugo and Nebula winning author Mike Resnick.  Recommended ??  archive interview? Other new hardcover releases from Tor this month include Cosmonaut Keep by Ken MacLeod, Dance of Knives by Donna McMahon, Son of the Shadows a fantasy by Juliet Marillier and The Ring of Five Dragons by Eric Van Lustbader which is purported to be a mix of Science Fiction and Fantasy and the lead novel of a new series.  Fans of Farscape should enjoy Farscape: House of Cards by Keith R.A. DeCandido out in paperback this month as is the fabulous Gene Wolf’s In Green’s Jungle Book of the Short Sun, Vol 2.


Viking Press  http://www.penguinputnam.com

Readers who enjoyed Marion Zimmer Bradley’s best-selling Mists of Avalon (1982) will want to check out the prequel Priestess of Avalon co-authored by Bradley’s friend, fantasy writer Diana L. Paxson (Bradley died in 1999).  Look also for Ballentine/Del Rey’s reissue of Mists of Avalon scheduled next month.


Vintage Books 

For those interested in classics, Vintage is launching a series of Samuel R. Delancy re-issues in paperback with Dhalgren, originally published in 1974.  Other Delancy books will follow in upcoming months.


Warner Aspect  http://www.twbookmark.com/sciencefiction

A first novel by Australian author Cecilia Dart-Thornton is making its debut this month. The Ill-Made Mute, The Bitterbynde Book 1. 


Wizards of the Coast  www.wizards.com

For Gaming and/or Fantasy fans The Temple of Elemental Evil a Greyhawk Classic by Thomas M. Reidbased on D&D adventures will be available this month as will The Inheritance a Dragonlance Classic by Nancy Varian Berberick .


Other Publishers’ Websites to visit:

Ace   http://www.penguinputnam.com/catalog/fiction/books/browse_cat6_pg1.html

Avon Books         http://www.harpercollins.com/hc/aboutus/imprints/avon.asp

Circlet Press       http://www.circlet.com

Chaosium Inc      http://www.chaosium.com

Chronicle Books http://www.chroniclebooks.com

Forge                   www.forge.com

Harper Prism       http://www.harpercollins.com/imprints/harper_prism

Roc                      www.penguinputnam.com/cgi-bin/to_catalog.cgi?category=fiction&subcatid=7

Stealth Press (reprints) www.stealthpress.com

Villard                 www.villard.com