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Asimov, Isaac. Magic: The Final Fantasy Collection. $22.00.
Companion collection to Gold ($20.00) of late stories and essays, in a matching silver jacket (which begs the question of why this book wasn't titled . . .). One new essay.
Atherton, Nancy. Aunt Dimity and the Duke. $5.95.
"A charming return to the world of Aunt Dimity, long before the protagonist of the first book is born. Recommended to anyone with a romantic bent."--Debbie
" A pleasant romp. Not as polished as the first, and the mystery seems almost more an interruption to the romance, but a good read and some really delightful characters."--Jennifer
Also recommended by Tom.
Bacon-Smith, Camille. Eye of the Daemon. $5.50.
Baldwin, Bill. Canby's Legion. $5.50.
Banks, Iain. Complicity. $5.99.
Reprint 1993 British hardcover thriller.
Barton, William. The Transmigration of Souls. $5.50.
Baudino, Gael. Water! 2: The Dove Looked In. $5.99.
Sequel to O Greenest Branch! ($5.50). Cover art by Tom Canty.
Baxter, Stephen. The Time Ships. $5.99.
Reprint 1995 British hardcover. Cover art by Bob Eggleton; illustrations by Les Edwards.
Benford, Gregory and William Rotsler. Shiva Descending. $5.99.
Reprint 1980 paperback.
Bernstein, Dan. Emily and the Ostriches. $15.95.
Picture book illustrated by Gary Aagaard.
"Aspiring young ballerina Emily escapes disapproving family by dancing through a snow storm to Ostrichville, where she earns acceptance from the rainbow birds (who've perhaps seen Fantasia) leading to a triumphant return home."--Dave
Boorstin, Daniel J. Cleopatra's Nose: Essays on the Unexpected. $12.00.
Reprint 1994 hardcover non-fiction.
Bowen, Gary. Man Hungry. $5.95.
Collection of homoerotic short fantasy, science fiction and horror stories.
Bradley, Marion Zimmer and Elizabeth Waters, editors. Best of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine II. $5.99.
Reprint anthology of stories from Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine: Barr, Clayton, Kagan, Karr, Lackey, Roberson, bes Shahar, Strickland, Waters and others. Cover art by Steve Youll.
Brite, Poppy Z. Wormwood: A Collection of Short Stories. $5.50.
Reprint 1994 hardcover (then as Swamp Foetus). Introduction by Dan Simmons.
Bujold, Lois McMaster. Cetaganda. $21.00.
A Miles Vorkosigan novel, following The Vor Game. Jacket art by Gary Ruddell.
"One of the light entertaining Vorkosigan novels, as opposed to the deep profound ones. This is lots of fun."--Debbie
Bujold, Lois McMaster and Roland J. Green, editors. Women at War. $23.95.
Original anthology featuring stories by Ball, Elrod, Griffin, Lisle, Martine-Barnes, Meluch, Moon, Reichert, Scarborough, Tarr, Yolen and others.
Burnett, Cathy and Arnie Fenner with Jim Loehr, editors. Spectrum 2: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. $22.95.
"Gorgeous stuff for the most part with some kitsch thrown in. Recommnded."--Mad Prof. Mike
Bush, Anne Kelleher. Children of Enchantment. $5.50.
Sequel to Daughter of Prophecy ($5.50). Cover art by Thomas Canty.
Christian, Peggy. The Bookstore Mouse. $16.00.
A Jane Yolen Book [her imprint as editor]. Illustrated by Gary Lippincott.
Clayton, Jo. Crystal Heat. $5.99.
Shadowsong 3: final part of trilogy begun with Fire in the Sky and The Burning Ground ($4.99 each).
Clee, Mona. Branch Point. $5.50.
Cooper, Louise. The Master. $4.99.
Reprint 1987 paperback, third printing. Time Master Trilogy 3. Out of print waaay too long! Cover art by Robert Gould.
"One of the best re-doings of Moorcock's Order vs. Chaos myths. I really enjoyed these."--Tom
Cornwell, Bernard. Battle Flag. $5.99.
Reprint 1995 hardcover historical (Civil War) novel. The Starbuck Chronicles 3.
Cymri, Chris. Dragons Can Only Rust. $5.99.
Cymri, Chris. Dragon Reforged. $5.99.
Sequel to Dragons Can Only Rust.
Dalby, Richard, editor. The Mammoth Book of Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories. $9.95.
Reprint 1995 British trade paperback. Reprints stories by Baring-Gould, Benson, Bierce, Chambers, Dickens, Hearn, Hodgson, James, Le Fanu, Nesbit, Stoker, Stowe and others.
Datlow, Ellen and Terri Windling, editors. Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears. $22.00.
A third original anthology, with stories by Brunner, Collins, Gaiman, Goldstein, Kilworth, Koja, Kress, Lee, Oates, Palwick, Sherman (Delia), Wilson (Gahan), Wolfe, Yolen and others. Jacket art by Matt Stawicki.
Davies, Robertson. The Cunning Man. $12.95.
Reprint 1994 Canadian hardcover.
[Davies, Robertson] Judith Skelton Grant. Robertson Davies: Man of Myth. $35.00.
Day, Dianne. The Strange Files of Fremont Jones. $4.99.
Reprint 1995 hardcover historical (1905 San Francisco) mystery.
Dexter, Susan. The True Knight. $5.99.
Warhorse of Esdragon 3: sequel to The Prince of Ill-Luck ($4.99) and The Wind Witch ($5.99).
Dickinson, Peter. Shadow of a Hero. $3.99.
Reprint 1994 hardcover young adult non-fantasy.
Dickson, Gordon R. Dragon, the Earl, and the Troll. $5.99.
Reprint 1994 hardcover. Cover art by Den Beauvais.
[Disney/Pixar] John Lasseter and Steve Daly. Toy Story: The Art and Making of the Animated Film. $39.95.
"A way cool breakdown on the making of Lasseter's first full-length feature, complete with gloriously detailed stills, wildly varying sketches and storyboard samples, and illuminating text. A must-have for kids of any age (especially me)."--Dave
[Dragonlance] Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. Chronicles 4: Dragons of Summer Flame. $23.99.
Cover art and illustrations by Larry Elmore.
[Dragonlance] Mary Kirchoff. The Seventh Sentinel. $5.99.
Defenders of Magic 3. Cover art by Larry Elmore.
[Dragonlance] Paul B. Thompson and Tonya Cook. The Dargonesti. $5.99.
The Lost Histories 3. Cover art by Larry Elmore.
[Dragonlance] Jean Rabe with Tina Daniell. Maquesta Kar-Thon. $5.99.
Warriors 2. Cover credits Daniell alone, but title page gives primary credit to Rabe with Daniell.
Dukthas, Ann. The Prince Lost to Time. $21.95.
A second Nicholas Segalla time-travel mystery A Time for the Death of a King ($4.99).
Duncan, Dave. Past Imperative. $22.00.
The Great Game 1. Jacket art by Matt Stawicki.
[Elfquest] Pini, Wendy and Richard Pini. Elfquest: The Quest Begins. $11.00.
Cover art by Wendy Pini and Kelly Freas.
Feiffer, Jules. A Barrel of Laughs, A Vale of Tears. $14.95.
A children's fairy tale illustrated by Feiffer.
[First Quest] Douglas Niles. Suitors Duel. $3.99.
Quest Triad 2.
[Forgotten Realms] Mark Anthony. Curse of the Shadowmage. $5.99.
The Harpers 11.
[Forgotten Realms] Victor Milan. War in Tethyr. $5.99.
The Nobles 2. Cover art of Walter Velez.
[Forgotten Realms] Ed Greenwood. All Shadows Fled. $5.99.
The Shadow of the Avatar 3.
Frezza, Robert. Cain's Land. $5.99.
Sequel to Fire in a Faraway Place ($4.99).
Friesner, Esther. Wishing Season. $5.99.
The first half of this book is a reprint of 1993 hardcover, adding seventeen new chapters to the original's fifteen. The charming cover art and illustrations by the great Kelly Freas from the original Byron Preiss package have been replaced by a rather pedestrian and humorless Darrell K. Sweet cover.
Gemmell, David. Ghost King. $5.99.
Reprint 1988 British hardcover. The Stones of Power 1: first of four parts.
Gilman, Dorothy. Mrs. Pollifax Pursued. $5.99.
Reprint 1995 hardcover mystery. The eleventh Mrs. Pollifax novel.
Gorman, Ed and Martin H. Greenberg, editors. Night Screams. $5.99.
Anthology, part original (Chizmar, Hautala, Laymon, Nolan, Sarrantonio, Williamson (J. N.), Wilson (F. Paul) and others), part reprint (Barker, Bradbury, Block, de Lint, Gerrold, Morrell and others).
Gould, Stephen Jay. Dinosaur in a Haystack. $25.00.
Non-fiction essays from Natural History.
"Up to his usual standards - that is, excellent."--David G.
Greenland, Colin. Seasons of Plenty. $5.50.
Sequel to Take Back Plenty. Wraparound cover art by Jim Burns.
Green, Martin I. Voodoo Child: The Illustrated Legend of Jimi Hendrix. $34.95.
Graphic biographical novel illustrated by Bill Sienkiewicz. Includes compact disc Jimi By Himself: The Home Recordings, six tracks.
Gregory, Stephen. The Blood of Angels. $5.99.
Reprint 1994 hardcover.
Grimwood, Ken. Into the Deep. $5.99.
Reprint 1995 hardcover.
Hamilton, Laurell K. The Lunatic Cafe. $5.99.
The fourth Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, novel.
Heinlein, Robert A. Glory Road. $5.99.
Reprint 1963 hardcover, new mass market paperback edition. Cover Clyde Caldwell.
Jansson, Tove. Tales from Moominvalley. $16.00.
Reprint 1963 translation by Thomas Warburton of 1962 Swedish hardcover. Illustrated by the author.
Jansson, Tove. Tales from Moominvalley. $5.95.
"These are great kid's stories. Highly recommended!"--Tom
Jones, Stephen, editor. Best New Horror 6. $11.95.
Reprint 1995 British trade paperback. Ramsey Campbell drops out as co-editor of this series (which you wouldn't know was a series by the cover's lack of any designation of this as the sixth volume). Reprints stories by Bloch, Campbell, Ellison, Friesner, Grant, Hodge, Harrison (M. John), Matheson (Richard Christian), McAuley, Newman, Wagner, Watt-Evans and others.
[King's Quest] Kenyon Morr. Kingdom of Sorrow. $5.99.
King's Quest 2: based on Sierra On-Line's computer game.
Kinsella, W. P. Dixon Cornbelt League and Other Baseball Stories. $10.00.
Reprint 1993 hardcover.
Lee, Stan and Bill McCay. Odyssey. $5.99.
Stan Lee's Riftworld 3; new publisher. A Byron Preiss Multimedia Company, Inc. book.
Leon, Vicki. Uppity Women of Ancient Times. $12.95.
Collection of biographical vignettes.
Lisle, Holly. Sympathy for the Devil. $5.99.
Lovecraft, H. P. Crawling Chaos: Selected Works 1920-1935. $19.95.
Of the twenty-three stories collected herein, thirteen repeat from the sixteen of Del Rey's Best of H. P. Lovecraft. This British volume does, however, include 'Herbert West, Re-Animator' which does not appear in any of Del Rey's overlapping collections.
"If you don't already own Lovecraft, this is a great introduction. If you do, this is a good present."--Tom
Lumley, Brian. Necroscope: The Lost Years. $23.95.
Mackey, Mary. The Horses at the Gate. $16.00.
Second in The Earthsong Trilogy.
[Magic: The Gathering] Kathy Ice, editor. Distant Planes: An Anthology. $12.00.
A second anthology based on the Wizards of the Coasts card game with stories by Castro, Lindskold, Stackpole, Thomson, Vardeman and others. Illustrations by Elizabeth Danforth.
Maguire, Gregory. Wicked. $24.00.
The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.
Manson, Cynthia, editor. Murder at Teatime. $5.50.
Reprints stories by Allingham, Brand, Chesterton, Innes, Lovesy, Sayers, Symons, Wodehouse and others.
Manson, Cynthia, editor. Murder by the Book. $21.95.
Anthology reprinting stories from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine by Innes, Hansen, Hoch, Pronzini, Rendell, Sayers, Thurber and others.
Mason, Lisa. Cyberweb. $4.99.
Reprint 1995 hardcover.
Matheson, Richard. The Memoirs of Wild Bill Hickok. $5.50.
Western novel, whose biographical elements 'may well be a fantasy' according to the author.
Meltzer, David. Under. $6.95.
A new cyber-erotic novel by the poet-author of Essex House's The Agency and Orf.
Monteleone, Thomas F. The Resurrectionist. $19.95.
Moorcock, Michael. Blood: A Southern Fantasy. $22.00.
First of three books set in the world of Ian MacDonald's Terminal Cafe.
Moorcock, Michael. Elric: Song of the Black Sword. $19.99.
Omnibus reprint with minor textual meddling (again!) of the first four Elric books, Elric of Melniboné (1972), Fortress of the Pearl (1989), The Sailor on the Seas of Fate (1976), The Weird of White Wolf (1967, 1970 and 1977). Jacket art and illustrations by Kent Williams. Map by James Cawthorn.
[Mystara] Timothy Brown. Dark Knight of Karameikos. $5.99.
Nolan, William F. The Marble Orchard. $20.95.
A second Black Mask Boys (Chandler, Hammett and Gardner) mystery.
O'Brian, Patrick. Men-of-War: Life in Nelson's Navy. $23.00.
Reprint 1974 British hardcover non-fiction. Jacket art by Geoff Hunt.
O'Leary, Patrick. Door Number Three. $23.95.
Jacket art by Nicholas Jainschigg.
Peake, Mervyn. The Gormenghast Novels. $23.95.
Omnibus reprint Titus Groan (1946), Gormenghast (1950) and Titus Alone (1959), adding 1946 introductory essay by Quentin Crisp, 1988 introduction by Anthony Burgess & sundry Critical Assessments.
Pike, Christopher. The Visitor. $3.99.
Young adult horror.
Pollotta, Nick. The 24-Hour War. $3.99.
A Gamma World Endless Quest choose-your-own-adventure. Cover art by Keith Parkinson.
[Ravenloft] P. N. Elrod. I, Strahd. $5.99.
Reprint 1993 hardcover.
[Rendell, Ruth as] 'Barbara Vine'. The Brimstone Wedding. $24.00.
[Rendell, Ruth as] 'Barbara Vine'. No Night is Too Long. $5.99.
Reprint 1994 hardcover mystery.
Roberson, Jennifer [and Martin H. Greenberg], editor[s]. Return to Avalon: A Celebration of Marion Zimmer Bradley. $5.99.
Original anthology with stories by Cherryh, de Lint, Elliott, Haber, Kerr, Lindskold, Norton, Paxson, bes Shahar, Shwartz, Smeds, Tarr, Wheeler, Zimmer and others. That this is a festschrift begs the question of why Marion Zimmer Bradley's name does not appear on the front cover.
Rusch, Kristine Kathryn. The Sacrifice. $5.99.
The Fey 1.
Sarti, Ron. The Chronicles of Scar. $5.50.
[Shadowrun] Robert N. Charrette. Just Compensation. $4.99.
Shadowrun 19.
Sherman, Josepha and T. K. F. Weisskopf. Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts: The Subversive Folklore of Childhood. $14.95.
"You remember all those oh-so-clever-and-gruesome rewrites of folk tunes and commercials when you were a kid? Well, I'm sure you'll chortle and groan at finding odd variants of your forgotten musical memories in this priceless collection! Recommended!"--Dave
Silverberg, Robert. The Mountains of Majipoor. $5.99.
Reprint 1995 hardcover. Majipoor 4. Cover art by Jim Burns.
Simmons, Dan. Endymion. $22.95.
Sequel to Hyperion ($5.99 each for its two parts in paperback). Jacket art by Gary Ruddell.
"Another cliffhanger! Not as inventive as the first two, but still fascinating and compelling. Some very interesting changes since the earlier part. This is set almost 300 years later . . . "--Tom
[Star Trek] Jerry Oltion. Twilight's End. $5.99.
Star Trek 77.
[Star Trek: The Next Generation] Kij Johnson and Greg Cox. Dragon's Honor. $5.99.
Star Trek: The Next Generation 38.
[Star Wars] Nancy Richardson. Lyric's World. $4.50.
Junior Jedi Knights 2.
[Star Wars] Kevin J. Anderson, editor. Star Wars: Tales from Jabba's Palace. $5.99.
Original Star Wars stories by Betancourt, Crispin, Danehy-Oakes, Effinger, Friesner, Hambly, Reeves-Stevens, Roberson, Tyers, Wolverton, Wu, Zahn and others.
[Star Wars] Michael A. Stackpole. Rogue Squadron. $5.99.
X-Wing 1.
Sterling, Bruce. Heavy Weather. $5.99.
Reprint 1994 hardcover.
"Sterling's skill at near-future extrapolation and really interesting characterization comes through once again. Recommended."--Debbie
Stine, R. L. Fear Street Super Chiller: The New Year's Party. $3.99.
Young adult horror.
Stine, R. L. Fear Street: The Stepsister 2. $3.99.
Young adult horror.
Stine, R. L. Fear Street: What Holly Heard. $3.99.
Young adult horror.
Stine, R. L. How I Got My Shrunken Head. $3.99.
Goosebumps 39.
Tan, Cecilia, editor. SM Visions: The Best of Circlet Press. $10.95.
Stories by Bowen, Burka, 'Powell', Tan and others.
Telep, Peter. Squire's Honor. $5.50.
Conclusion to trilogy begun in Squire and Squire's Blood ($4.99 each).
[Tepper, Sheri S.] as 'B. J. Oliphant'. Shirley McClintock 6: A Ceremonial Death. $5.99.
[Thunderscape] Dixie Lee McKeone. The Sentinel. $4.99.
Thunderscape 1: based on the Strategic Simulations, Inc. role-playing game.
[Tolkien, J. R. R.] Brian Sibley and John Howe. There and Back Again: The Map of The Hobbit. $9.99.
"The illustrations are Howe's usual fine work, but the map is insipidly devoid of the kind of geographic details which would make this interesting."--Dave
Trudeau, G. B. Flashback: Twenty-Five Years of Doonesbury. $18.95.
Includes acknowledgment of his 'inking assistant . . . of 24 years' Don Carlton.
Varley, John and Ricia Mainhardt, editors. Superheroes. $5.99.
Reprint 1995 trade paperback. Original superhero anthology with stories by DeChancie, Decker, Foster, Hamilton (Laurell K.), Hausman, Nye, O'Neil, Reichert, Resnick & Schimel, Sherman (Josepha), Stackpole, Watt-Evans, Zelazny and others.
"Tends to poorly-done parody. Not recommended."--David G.
Walker, Barbara G. Feminist Fairy Tales. $22.00.
Illustrations by Laurie Harden.
Wells, Angus. Exile's Children. $12.95.
The Exile's Saga 1. Cover art by Stephen Youll.
Willis, Connie. Remake. $5.99.
Reprint 1995 trade paperback/small press hardcover.
Willis, Connie and Cynthia Felice. Light Raid. $4.99.
Reprint 1989 hardcover; second paperback printing, new cover.
[World of Darkness] Erin Kelly and Stewart Wieck, editors. City of Darkness: Unseen. $5.99.
The fifth World of Darkness anthology based on the White Wolf games. Stories by Bassingthwaite, Findley, Lindskold, Lowder, Nutman, Watt-Evans and others.
[World of Darkness] Don Bassingthwaite. Pomegranates Full and Fine. $5.99.
A World of Darkness novel based on the White Wolf games.
[World of Darkness] Erin E. Kelly, editor. The Splendour Falls. $5.99.
The sixth and final [!?] World of Darkness anthology based on the White Wolf games. Stories by Antieau, Crowther, Friesner, Gorman & Segriff, Green & Murray, Hautala, Holder, Kubasik, Nutman, Monteleone & McCoy and others.
[X-Files] N. E. Genge. The Unofficial X-Files Companion. $14.00.
An X-Phile's Guide to the Mysteries, Conspiracies, and Really Strange Truths Behhind the Show.
Yolen, Jane. And Twelve Chinese Acrobats. $15.95.
Young adult novel, illustrated by Jean Gralley, based on Yolen family history!
Young, Roy V. Yor's Revenge. $5.99.
Sequel to Captains Outrageous ($4.95).
Zelazny, Roger and Robert Sheckley. A Farce to be Reckoned With. $5.99.
Reprint 1995 trade paperback. Cover art by Don Maitz.

Audio and multimedia received December 1995

[audio] William S. Burroughs. Naked Lunch. $17.00.
Abridged reading by the author. Approximately three hours on two cassettes.
[cd] [Disney/Pixar] Randy Newman. Disney's Toy Story: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack. $21.98.
[audio][Elfquest] Pini, Wendy and Richard Pini. Elfquest: Journey to Sorrow's End Part One. $4.99.
A Multivoice Dramatizaion in Soundarama. One cassette.
[cd-rom] Odyssey Interactive. Apollo XIII: A Week to Remember. $39.95.
Hybrid CD-ROM for both Mac and PC.
[cd] [The Shadow]. The Shadow 1. $19.95.
Four sixty minute compact discs of Original Radio Broadcasts, duplicating the first four tape boxed set. Contains 'The Phantom Voice,' 'The Silent Avenger,' 'The Bride of Death,' 'Temple Bells,' 'The League of Terror,' 'Sabotage,' 'Society of the Living Dead,' and 'Poison Death.'
[cd] [Star Wars] Brian Daley. The Complete Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back Original Radio Drama. $99.95.
All twenty-three episodes on twelve compact discs!
[audio] [Star Wars] Barbara Hambly. Nightlily: The Lover's Tale. $12.00.
Dramatization of the story from Tales from Mos Eisley Cantina. One hour on one cassette.
[cd] [Star Wars] Barbara Hambly. Nightlily: The Lover's Tale. $13.99.
Digital audio dramatization. Sixty minutes on one compact disc.
[audio] [X-Files] Kevin J. Anderson. X-Files 3: Ground Zero. $18.00.
Abridgement read by Gillian Anderson. Approximately three hours on two cassettes

Calendars received December 1995

Please note that 1995 calendars are no longer in stock, and are listed here solely as a record of what we had received.
[calendar] [TSR]. Dragonlance Saga & Other Worlds 1996 Calendar. $10.99.


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