|April 2003 US Releases by Ernest Lilley Last Month / Next Month|
Index: Ace · Avon/Eos Baen · Bantam/Spectra/Dell · The Black Library · DAW · Del Rey · Golden Gryphon · Harper Collins · Forge · 4W8W · Lucas · Pocket · Roc Scholastic · Star Trek · Star Wars · Tor · Warner/Aspect · Wizards of the Coast · Art/Reference · Other Publishers
-In Dark Debts, chaos reigns as the Atlantis Guild is unsettled by the Black Powder Rebels. Into this chaos moves the elves, who are raising dark powers from the grave.
Golden Gryphon Press
The Silver Gryphon
- This is the Press's second anthology, and the first to be edited by Gary Turner and Marty Halpern. Twenty of Golden Gryphon's authors -- from those whose
names appear on the first twenty-four books -- have contributed to this anthology.(See
Victoria McManus' review this issue)
Harper Collins Publishers: Greenwillow
The Wee Free Men
- Armed with only her frying pan, Tiffany must journey through the shifting dreamscape of Fairyland to rescue her brother. Fortunately she's a fledgling witch, and more so, she has the help of the Wee Free Men, a band of blue, six inch tall sheep thieves.
The Light Ages: A Novel
- About an industrial revolution based on the discovery of the magical aether with all the grim consequences industrial revolutions are wont to have, If you're a fan of Swanwick, Powers,
Miéville and their ilk, Ian MacLeod's second novel should enchant you. John Berlyne will be reviewing the UK edition next month.
Bitter Waters"Here's the third book in a great series that combines SF and Detective genres. Ukiah Oregon is an alien in human form with supersenses that make him the ulitmate tracker, and finder of missing persons, and this time, the person missing is his "son".
Next month we'll be doing a review and interview with the author.
Song of the Beast"From the first page you can tell that this is the start of a powerful new story. Carol Berg, having finished her Rai-kirah saga to resounding applause now starts out on a new journey, introducing a character who's magic is in his music.
- The seventh adventure in the Gotrek and Felix fantasy series, Evil stalks the land once more. Great evil gathers. Malignant evil
terrorizes the populace. An ancient portal transports Gotrek and Felix to the isle of Albion to thwart all that bad stuff.
The Phoenix Exultant: or, Dispossessed in Utopia
- Sequel to The Golden Age, the author's fabulous first novel about the disruption of the far future utopia, rich with very well concieved super-science, by a man with a dream of flying to the stars and a plot to stop him at any cost.
(See my review this issue).
The Wraiths of Will and Pleasure
- "Long before the Wraeththu assumed total mastery of the Earth and dominion over the dwindling remnants of the human race, they were a wild and passionate people, living in scattered tribes, worshiping strange gods, increasing their numbers by transmuting humans into their own kind. But all that changed on a festival night that surpassed all others, a night when the world changed forever and the Wraeththu began to realize their awesome potential…A tale of intrigue and betrayal, bloodshed and pleasure, dark and dangerous supernatural forces, ardent and consuming passions, The Wraiths of Will and Pleasure is a thrilling new chapter in a compelling fantasy epic."
(from the press release)
The Wood Wife - Winner of the 1997 Mythopoeic Award for Best Novel, this it the story of Maggie Black, a journalist who leaves her LA home to settle the estate of her mentor. In the desert where he lived she uncovers the world of ancient spirits through his writings. Point of Honour"In an Alternate Regency London, Sarah Tolerance ran away with her brother's fencing-master, but when he dies, everyone expects her to earn her way like all fallen women, on her back. Not bloody likely. Like other noted Londoners of fiction, she'd rather sleuth than, well, she'd rather sleuth. Victoria McManus will be reviewing this hard-boiled-alt- regency tale next month.
Exploring the Matrix: Visions of the Cyber Present""What is the Matrix" asks Morpheus? Besides a sumptuous special effects feast for
moviegoers. Who were the Wachowski Brothers infulences? Are Hackers really humanity's only hope? Sterling, Brin, Haldeman and a bunch of others try to figure it all out.
Artifact"A group of friends who call themselves the Daredevil's club search for all 5 pieces of a mysterious artifact found off the coast of Venezuala. The Daredevils meet once a year on New Year's Eve to compare stories of danger, but this time the story may be more than they bargain for.
Vincalis the Agitator"A millenia before the author's Secret Texts Trilogy an evil force had nearly destroyed the world. Now the author takes us back to the glory days of the decadent empire that came before the darkness.
The Battle of Evernight: The Bitterbynde Book III"In The Battle of Evernight, the final installment in the Bitterbynde Trilogy, Tahquil (as she is now known) regains some of her memory and must embark upon a final quest: to stop the battle that is raging in the realm of Erith.
Received from Other Publishers (We try to at least list all the books we receive, though small press often does not arrive in its month of publication.)
Oryx and Crake"We're working on a review of Atwood's latest bleak look at the future, bleaker even than the Handmaiden'd Tale. This time the story is apparently told by the last man on earth, recounting how the forces of social inequality, genetic technology and ecological devastation spelled the end of the world.
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