|September 2002 US Releases by Ernest Lilley Last Month / Next Month|
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Visit My Alien Worlds
Donato Giancola (Hardcover -
A tongue in cheek romp
through space and the imagination of the very talented Donato, for children and
fans of SF illustration as told to the reader by the ambassador to Earth from
the Tri-Star Federation.
Decoding Gender in Science Fiction
by Brian Attebery (Hardcover
Attebery is the co-editor, along with
Ursula K. Le Guin, of the Norton Book of Science Fiction, which is used as a
text for college SF Courses. Le Guin says of this book,
Attebery is wonderfully fitted by nature, training, and experience to take on
the complex subject of this book. Fair-minded and vastly tolerant, knowledgeable
in every field of science fiction and fantasy, writing with vitality, clarity,
and humor--he has given us a work that will engage and reward both the scholar
and the interested lay reader." I'm looking forward to
reading it myself.
The Battle of the Sexes in Science Fiction (The Wesleyan
Early Classics of Science Fiction Series) by Justine Larbalestier
$50.00) Though this actually came out a few months
back, we didn't get a chance to mention it and evidentially it's just coming out
in Australia, where the author is from. Evidentially it's an excellent piece of
research and contains a wealth of information about early fandom and Alice
Sheldon (James Tiptree) that were heretofore unavailable.
The British Film Institute Companion to Science Fiction
by Phillip Stuck, Philip Strick
Received from other Publishers
William C. Dietz
(Hardcover) Sequel to DeathDay, in
which the human race is conquered by Sauron invaders in 2020. Earth's
civilization is in ruins and the US is ruled by a puppet president...but who's
really pulling his strings?
Solitaire by Kelley Eskridge (Hardcover - $24.95) is the first book by this author, and we expect to see a lot more. EJ McClure reviews it in this issue (see EJ's Review) and says: "t was a sheer delight to read such a coherent vision of the near future peopled not by androids or robots, but by flesh and blood human beings moving through their vividly detailed world."
Rebels in Arms by Ben Weaver (Mass Market Paperback - $6.99) Continuing the starship trooper saga begun in Brothers in Arms this seems to be well received by readers of Mil-SF authors like John Ringo. Good company to keep. Dark Prince (Witch Boy, 2) by Russell Moon (Paperback - $6.99) Picks up from the darkly Celtic Witch Boy, but I don't know which makes me more uneasy, that or Losing the Plot (Angels Unlimited) by Annie Dalton (Paperback - $4.99) and Winging It (Angels Unlimited) by Annie Dalton (Paperback - $4.99) a pair of stories about time-travelling angels. Personally, I find time-travel too far fetched.
War of Honor
by David Weber (Hardcover - $26.00)
Though all the players seem to be tired of fighting in this the 10th,
Honor Harrington title, they have a go at it for old times sake anyway.
The Prince of Dreams (Seven Brothers, 2)
by Curt Benjamin (Hardcover)
Del Rey -
Black Projects, White Knights: The Company Dossiers
by Kage Bake (Hardcover) Time traveling do-gooders?
There may be a contradiction in terms there, but what better place for one than
in the paradox laden world of time traveling continuum protectors?
Gray Matter by Gary Braver (Hardcover) Yuppie brain boosting in the suburbs of Boston. Dire consequences of post-human tinkering. We have been warned.
by James O'Barr (Paperback) The graphic novel goes
beyond the movie to tell the story of the Crow.
Star Trek (Pocket)
Twilight: Mission Gamma, Book One (ST:DS9)
by David R. George III
(Mass Market Paperback)
Eternity Row by S. L. Viehl (Mass Market Paperback) StarDoc Cherijo Grey Veil, is back with a new adventure, a new child, and the same annoying telepath of a a husband (being raised by aliens left him hard to get along with, evidentally). Endgame (Battletech, 56) by Loren L. Coleman (Mass Market Paperback) Evidentally this is the end of a Space/Civil War Saga, and pretty popular with its readers.
The Collected Stories of Greg Bear
by Greg Bear
(Hardcover) This collection shows the depth of the
author better than any of his novels. Recommended. (See
by Nancy Kress
(Hardcover) The third and (for now) final piece of her
Probability series about a war with aliens involving a defensive weapon that
could shut down the entire universe if used wrongly...but what are the chances
of that. Includes a fresh and spunky teenage girl. Recommended.
by Timothy Zahn
(Hardcover) Reminicent of Poul Anderson's Three
Worlds To Conqueror, it's an excellent dive into the exploration of
by Kevin D. Randle
(Hardcover) It's the 1950s
and America is paranoid. Then they shoot down an alien spaceship in New Mexico.
I think they're serious, but I have it on Jerry Pournelle's authority that it
really was a weather ballon.
Scared Stiff: Tales of Sex and Death
by Ramsey Campbell, Clive Barker (Introduction)
(Hardcover) I'm not sure I buy the premise, but it
sounds like fun...sort of.
Swim the Moon
by Paul Brandon
Ender's Saga Set #02
by Orson Scott Card
(Mass Market Paperback)
Sweet Starfire & Crystal Flame
by Jayne Ann Krentz
City of the Spider Queen
by James Wyatt