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Adams, Scott. Conversations with Dogbert. $6.95.
Alfonsi, Alice. Eternal Vows. $5.99.
A ghost story romance novel.
Anderson, Kevin J. see [Star Wars]
Anthony, Piers. Balook. $5.99.
Reprint 1990 hardcover. Illustrated by Patrick Woodroffe.
Baker, Scott. Ancestral Hungers. $14.95.
Reprint 1995 hardcover revision of Dhampire (1982).
Barnes, John. Patton's Spaceship. $5.99.
Timeline Wars 1.
Barron, Stephanie. Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor. $5.99.
Reprint 1996 hardcover. A first Jane Austen historical mystery novel.
Barton, William. Acts of Conscience. $12.99.
Baxter, Stephen. Voyage. $23.00.
An alternate history of the Amercian space program.
Benison, C. C. Death at Sandringham House. $5.50.
Sequel to Death at Buckingham Palace ($5.50).
Bennett, Nigel and P. N. Elrod. Keeper of the King. $21.00.
A Bill Fawcett & Associates package. Jacket art by David Mattingly.
Bova, Ben. Brothers. $6.50.
Reprint 1996 hardcover.
Brite, Poppy Z. [and Martin H. Greenberg], editor[s]. Love in Vein II: Eighteen More Original Tales of Vampire Erotica. $12.00.
Well actually seventeen, as Gaiman's 'Snow, Glass, Apples' is a reprint from a 1994 chapbook. . . a mostly original anthology with stories by Berliner & Guthridge, Califia, Fowler, Hodge, Laymon, Roche, Schow, Taylor (Lucy) and others. Cover art by Mel Odom reprinted from the original volume, now set against a black instead of white background.
Burroughs, Edgar Rice. Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar/Jungle Tales of Tarzan. $5.99.
Reprint 1918 and 1919 hardcover. The fifth and sixth Tarzan books. Cover art by J. Allan St. John.
Bush, Ann Kelleher. The Misbegotten King. $5.99.
Concludes trilogy begun with Daughter of Prophecy ($5.50) and Children of Enchantment ($5.50).Cover art by Thomas Canty.
Cannon, Jannell. Stellaluna Finger Puppet. $5.95.
Chester, Deborah. Shadow War. $6.99.
Sequel to Reign of Shadows ($5.99).
Christensen, James. The Art of James Christensen: A Journey of the Imagination. $39.95.
Text by Renwick St. James. Introduction by James Gurney.
[Conan] Roland Green. Conan and the Death Lord of Thanza. $5.99.
Cook, Glen. Bleak Seasons. $5.99.
Reprint 1996 hardcover. Glittering Stone 1: The Sixth Chronicle of the Black Company.
"Intricate, complex time-shifting with a dark atmosphere -- well-written and compelling."--Debbie
Cool, Tom. Infectress. $5.99.
Cover art by Stephen Hickman.
Cornwell, Bernard. The Bloody Ground. $5.99.
Reprint 1996 historical (Civil War) novel. The Starbuck Chronicles 4.
Coville, Bruce. Oddly Enough. $3.99.
Reprint 1994 hardcover young adult story collection. Illustrations by Michael Hussar; cover art by Gennady Spirin.
Coville, Bruce, editor. Bruce Coville's Book of Ghosts II: More Tales to Haunt You. $3.99.
Original anthology of young adult ghost stories by Berberick & LaBarbera, Betancourt, Gilden, Salmonson, Watt-Evans & Evans and others. Companion to Bruce Coville's Book of Ghosts ($3.99).
Crichton, Michael. Airframe. $26.00.
Crompton, Anne Eliot. Merlin's Harp. $5.99.
Reprint 1995 hardcover. Cover art by Don Maitz.
[Crowley, Aleister] Sandy Robertson. The Aleister Crowley Scrapbook. $19.95.
Reprint 1988 biography. Foreword by Colin Wilson.
Dahl, Roald. Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories. $12.00.
Reprint 1983 hardcover; fifteenth printing trade paperback, new cover art by Roxanna Bikadoroff.
Dalmas, John. The Bavarian Gate. $5.99.
Sequel to The Lion of Farside ($5.99). Cover art by Paul Alexander.
Davis, Lindsey. Last Act in Palmyra. $6.50.
Reprint 1994 British hardcover. A sixth Marcus Didius Falco historical mystery novel.
Davis, Brett. Hair of the Dog. $5.99.
Cover art by Bob Eggleton.
Delany, Samuel R. Longer Views: Extended Essays. $18.95.
Includes Wagner/Artaud.
Dickson, Gordon R. The Final Encyclopedia: Volume One of Two. $16.95.
Corrected trade paperback reprint first half 1984 hardcover. Cover art by Michael Whelan is blurrily reprinted from the original edition.
Dickson, Gordon R. The Final Encyclopedia: Volume One of Two. $25.95.
Simultaneous hardcover of the trade paperback reprint noted above.
[Dr. Who] Gareth Roberts. The Plotters. $5.95.
Doctor Who The Missing Adventures 28.
[Dr. Who] David A. McIntee. The Shadow of Weng-Chiang. $5.95.
Doctor Who The New Adventures 15.
[Dr. Who] David J Howe and Stephen James Walker. Doctor Who The Handbook: The Third Doctor. $5.95.
Dorsey, Candas Jane. Black Wine. $22.95.
A first novel.
Dozois, Gardner, editor. Modern Classics of Fantasy. $35.00.
A thick 641-page anthology reprinting stories by Anderson, Beagle, Bisson, Blaylock, Charnas, Crowley, Davidson, de Camp, Effinger, Friesner, Gold, Knight, Lafferty, Le Guin, Lee, Leiber, Roberts, Sampson, Shepard, Sterling, Swann, Swanwick, Tarr, Vance, Waldrop, Wellman, White (T. H.), Wolfe, Yolen and Zelazny. Cover art by James Gurney reprinted from the magazine appearance of Shepard's 'The Man Who Painted the Dragon Griaule'. "Not a bad story in here! Great reading! Highly recommended!"--Dave
Dunnett, Dorothy. Niccolo Rising. $15.95.
Reprint 1986 British hardcover. The House of Niccolo 1.
Dunnett, Dorothy. Scales of Gold. $15.95.
Reprint 1991 British hardcover. The House of Niccolo 4.
Dunnett, Dorothy. The Spring of the Ram. $15.95.
Reprint 1987 British hardcover. The House of Niccolo 2.
Dunnett, Dorothy. The Unicorn Hunt. $15.95.
Reprint 1993 British hardcover. The House of Niccolo 5.
Lord Dunsany. The Hashish Man and Other Stories. $9.95.
[bes Shahar, Eluki] as 'Rosemary Edghill'. The Cloak of Night and Daggers. $5.99.
The Twelve Treasures 3: sequel to The Sword of Maiden's Tears ($4.99) and The Cup of Morning Shadows ($5.99). Cover art by John Howe.
Ellison, Harlan. see [audio]
Elrod, P. N. see Nigel Bennett
Emerson, Ru. see [Xena]
Etchison, Dennis. Double Edge. $5.50.
Forstchen, William R. Battle Hymn. $5.99.
The Lost Regiment 5.
Foster, Alan Dean. Jed the Dead. $5.99.
Cover art by Gary Ruddell.
[Gabriel Knight] Jane Jensen. Sins of the Fathers. $5.99.
Gabriel Knight 1: based on the Sierra On-Line, Inc., CD-ROM game about a horror novelist.
Giger, H. R. H. R. Giger's Film Design. $49.50.
Gilman, Dorothy. Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer. $5.99.
Reprint 1996 hardcover. The twelfth Mrs. Pollifax mystery novel.
Gould, Stephen Jay. Dinosaur in a Haystack: Reflections in Natural History. $15.00.
Reprint 1996 hardcover non-fiction.
Gould, Steven. Wildside. $5.99.
Reprint 1996 hardcover. Cover art by Nicholas Jainschigg.
Grace, B. Ernie: Out of Control. $9.95.
Green, Roland. see [Conan]
Green, Terence M. Blue Limbo. $22.95.
Sequel to Barking Dogs.
Greenberg, Martin H., Jill M. Morgan and Robert Weinberg, editors. Great Writers & Kids Write Mystery Stories. $12.99.
Original anthology, with stories by Collins (Max Allan), Douglas, Engstrom, Gorman, Kaminsky, McCrumb, Turow and others with their kids. Illustrations by Gahan Wilson. Companion volume to Great Writers & Kids Write Spooky Stories ($17.00).
Greenberg, Martin H. see also Poppy Z. Brite; Jane Yolen
Gunn, James, editor. The Road to Science Fiction Volume 4: From Here to Forever. $14.99.
Reprint 1982 paperback. Includes stories (from 1950 to 1988) by Benford, Bishop, Blish, Borges, Bryant, Carr, Davidson, Disch, Dozois, Effinger, Emshwiller, Gerrold, Herbert, Keyes, Kornbluth, Lem, Martin, Matheson, McIntyre, Miller (Walter M.), Sargent, Shaw, Tiptree, Vance, Varley, Vinge (Joan D.), Watson, Wilhelm, Wolfe, Zebrowski and Zoline.
Hoffman, David. Kid Stuff: Great Toys from Our Childhood. $15.95.
Photography by Viktor Budnik. "Our" being baby boomers . . .
Horwood, William. Toad Triumphant. $19.95.
Reprint 1995 British hardcover. Sequel to The Willows in Winter ($10.95). Illustrations by Patrick Benson.
Hunter, Mollie. The Smartest Man in Ireland. $5.00.
Reprint 1963 British hardcover young adult fantasy.
"A delightful book. The main character is a wonderful rogue."--Richard
Ing, Dean. Spooker. $6.99.
Reprint 1995 hardcover thriller.
Jackson, Shirley [Laurence Jackson Hyman and Sarah Hyman Ste , editors]. Just an Ordinary Day. $23.95.
A collection of previously unpublished and uncollected stories.
Jones, Diana Wynne. The Spellcoats. $4.95.
Reprint 1979 British hardcover. The Dalemark Quartet 3. Cover art by Jos. A. Smith.
Kennealy-Morrison, Patricia. The Hedge of Mist. $5.99.
Reprint 1996 hardcover. The Tales of Arthur 3: concludes trilogy begun with The Hawk's Grey Feather ($5.99) and The Oak Above the Kings ($5.99). Cover art Thomas Canty.
Kilworth, Garry D. Angel. $5.99.
Reprint 1993 British hardcover.
King, Laurie R. A Monstrous Regiment of Women. $5.99.
Reprint 1995 hardcover Sherlockian spin-off. Sequel to The Beekeeper's Apprentice ($5.99).
"Not as good as Beekeeper's, but a good yarn."--Richard
Kliban, B. see [calendar]
Kondeatis, Christos and Sara Maitland. The Ancient Egypt Pack: A three-dimensional celebration of Egyptian mythology, culture, art, life and the afterlife. $40.00.
Pack includes Popups, Mask, Models, Game, Book and more.
Kramer, Edward E., editor. Dark Destiny III: Children of Dracula. $21.99.
Original anthology of vampire stories set in the World of Darkness by Andersson, Bischoff, Byers, Friesner, Hautala, Koman, Linaweaver, Murray, Sawyer, Shwartz, Skipp, Somtow and others. Cover art and illustrations by Berni Wrightson.
Kube-McDowell, Michael. see [Star Wars]; [audio]
Lackey, Mercedes, editor. Sword of Ice and Other Tales of Valdemar. $5.99.
Original anthology sharecropping Valdemar with stories by Byers, Dixon & White, Huff, Reichert, Schimel, Shepherd, Sherman (Josepha), Waters and others. Cover art by Jody A. Lee.
Lansdale, Joe R. Writer of the Purple Rage. $5.95.
Reprint 1994 hardcover collection.
Levi, Antonia. Samurai from Outer Space: Understanding Japanese Animation. $18.95.
"Lack of any serious discussion of Miyazaki's work (among others) suggests an academic slumming in a superficial study pop culture."--Dave
Manson, Cynthia and Constance Scarborough, editors. Win, Lose or Die. $5.99.
Reprint 1996 hardcover, reprinting mystery stories about games by Block, Boucher, Chesbro, Christie, Dunsany, Ellin, Keating, Kemelman, Paretsky, Pronzini, Queen, Rendell, Slesar, Steinbeck and others from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.
[Mars Attacks] Jonathan Gems. Mars Attacks!. $5.99.
Novel based on Gems' screen story and screenplay.
Marston, Edward. The Dragons of Archenfield. $5.99.
Reprint 1995 hardcover. A third Domesday Mystery novel, following The Wolves of Savernake ($5.99) and The Ravens of Blackwater ($5.99).
McCaffrey, Anne. see [audio]
McConnell, Ashley. The Courts of Sorcery. $5.99.
The Demon Wars 3: sequel to The Fountains of Mirlacca ($4.99) and The Itinerant Exorcist ($5.99).
McDonald, Ian. Evolution's Shore. $5.99.
Reprint 1995 British hardcover.
McDonald, Ian. Sacrifice of Fools. $37.95.
McQuinn, Donald E. With Full Honors. $5.99.
First of a new series.
Miller, Sasha. Ladylord. $6.99.
Reprint 1996 hardcover.
Moesta, Rebecca. see [Star Wars]
Monteleone, Thomas F. The Resurrectionist. $6.50.
Reprint 1995 hardcover.
Moorcock, Michael. The War Amongst the Angels. $37.95.
A Sequel to Blood and Fabulous Harbours.
Morgan, Jill M. see Martin H. Greenberg
Murphy, Pat. Pigasus. $14.99.
Children's picture book, illustrated by Graham Percy.
Murphy, Sheila Rousseau. Cat Under Fire. $5.50.
Sequel to Cat on the Edge ($5.50).
[National Public Radio] Robert Siegel, editor. The NPR Interviews 1996. $12.95.
Interviewees include Allende, Nimoy, Pinkwater, Sendak and others.
Newman, Kim. The Bloody Red Baron. $5.99.
Reprint 1995 British hardcover. Sequel to Anno Dracula ($5.99).
Nylund, Eric S. A Game of Universe. $5.50.
Oates, Joyce Carol, editor. American Gothic Tales. $14.95.
Anthology reprinting stories by Bradbury, Carver, Cheever, Coover, Crowley, DeLillo, Derleth, Doctorow, Dunn, Ellison, Faulkner, Hawthorne, Irving, Jackson, James (Henry), King, Koja & Malzberg, Le Guin, Ligotti, Lovecraft, Melville, Plath, Poe, Rice, Straub, Wharton, White (E. B.) and others.
O'Donnell, Peter. Modesty Blaise: Cobra Trap. $39.95.
The first new Modesty Blaise book in over a decade! A second collection of stories rather than a novel.
"One story based on a comic sequence and apparently four originals. Quality Modesty adventures with the ultimate shocker ending."--Debbie
"Don't start with this one, but read it!"--Tom
O'Leary, Patrick. Door Number Three. $14.95.
Reprint 1995 hardcover.
Olsen, Lance. Time Famine. $12.95.
From the author of Tonguing the Zeitgeist ($11.95).
Oltion, Jerry. see [Star Trek]
Paxson, Diana L. The Lord of Horses. $5.99.
Reprint 1996 hardcover. Wodan's Children 3: sequel to The Wolf and the Raven ($5.99) and The Dragons on the Rhine ($5.99). Cover art by Donato.
Peel, John. see [Star Trek: The Next Generation]
Pini, Wendy and Richard. Elfquest: Journey to Sorrow's End. $5.99.
Reprint 1982 paperback; third publisher.
Powers, Tim. Anubis Gates. $12.00.
Reprint 1983 paperback; first trade paperback edition.
Recommended by Richard and Tom.
[Quantum Leap] L. Elizabeth Storm. Angels Unaware. $5.99.
Quantum Leap 12.
Roberson, Jennifer. Lady of the Glen. $14.95.
Reprint 1996 hardcover historical (late 17th Century Scotland) novel. Cover art by Yvonne Gilbert.
Rosenblum, Mary. Synthesis & Other Virtual Realities. $21.95.
Short story collection. Jacket art by Bob Eggleton; illustrations by Elizabeth Lawhead Bourne.
Ruff, Matt. Sewer, Gas & Electric: The Public Works Trilogy. $23.00.
We've lost track of the number of times this mythical book has been postponed or cancelled. Imagine our surprise when it actually showed up!
Saberhagen, Fred. Brother Assassin. $5.99.
Reprint 1969 paperback; third publisher.
Schimel, Lawrence. Food for Life . . . and Other Dish. $14.95.
A benefit book to help organizations providing meals for people with AIDS. Includes recipes from Antoniou, Bauer, Califia, Eighner, Gomez, Huff, Keesey, Kushner (Ellen), Kushner (Tony), Labonté, Navritalova, Queen, RuPaul, Ryman (including the very scary 'Tripe Revenge'), Saylor, Tan and others.
[Shadowrun] Lisa Smedman. The Lucifer Deck. $5.99.
Shadowrun [23; number extrapolated from previous volumes as they are no longer indicating numbering on cover or interior ads].
Sheffield, Charles. Tomorrow and Tomorrow. $13.95.
Novel expanded from 1995 novella 'At the Eschaton'. Cover art by Bruce Jensen.
Shirley, John. Silicon Embrace. $29.95.
Jacket art by Paul Mavrides.
[Space: Above and Beyond] Easton Royce. Mutiny. $3.95.
Space: Above and Beyond 3: based on teleplay by Stephen Zito.
[Space: Above and Beyond] Dina Anastasio. The Enemy. $3.95.
Space: Above and Beyond 4: based on teleplay by Glen Morgan and James Wong.
[Spider-Man] Martin Delrio. Global War. $4.99.
Spider-Man Super Thriller 3: the webslinger joins Captain America to prevent Doc Ock from firing missiles at Latveria. A Byron Preiss Multimedia Co. package. Cover art by Mike Zeck & Phil Zimelman. Illustrations by Steven Geiger & John Nyberg.
Spiegelman, Art. The Complete Maus. $35.00.
Omnibus reprint 1986 and 1991 trade paperbacks.
Highly recommended by just about everyone, including Dave and Debbie.
[Star Trek] Jerry Oltion. Mudd in Your Eye. $5.99.
Star Trek 81.
[Star Trek] Walter Irwin and G. B. Love, editors. The Best of the Best of Trek Part Two. $5.50.
Reprint second half 1990 trade paperback. Companion to The Best of the Best of Trek Part One ($5.50).
[Star Trek: The Next Generation] John Peel. The Death of Princes. $5.99.
Star Trek: The Next Generation 44.
[Star Wars] Ralph McQuarrie. Star Wars: The Art of Ralph McQuarrie. $18.95.
An Artbox with postcards, stamps, book with interview of Kevin J. Anderson by Michael Carrabetta.
[Star Wars] Michael P. Kube-McDowell. Tyrant's Test. $5.99.
The Black Fleet Crisis 3. Cover art by Drew Struzan.
[Star Wars] Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta. Shards of Alderaan. $5.99.
Young Jedi Knights 7.
[Star Wars]. see also [audio]
Stasheff, Christopher. The Sage. $5.99.
Reprint 1996 hardcover. The Star Stone 2: sequel to The Shaman ($5.99).
[Stine, R. L.] Jahnna M. Malcolm. Don't Ever Get Sick at Granny's. $3.99.
Ghosts of Fear Street 16.
Stine, R. L. Scream of the Evil Genie. $3.99.
Give Yourself Goosebumps 13.
Stine, R. L. Beware, the Snowman. $3.99.
Goosebumps 51.
Stine, R. L. Fear Street: Runaway. $3.99.
Straczynski, J. Michael. The Complete Book of Scriptwriting. $21.99.
Revised and expanded reprint 1982 hardcover. Includes his screenplay for winner 1996 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation 'Babylon 5: The Coming of Shadows'.
Sturgeon, Theodore. Complete Stories 3: Killdozer!. $25.00.
New foreword by Robert Silverberg, reprint Afterword by Heinlein.
Trudeau. G. B. Virtual Doonesbury. $12.95.
Turtledove, Harry. Thessalonica. $5.99.
Cover art by Darrell K. Sweet.
Verne, Jules. see [audio]
[Verne, Jules] Herbert R. Lottman. Jules Verne: An Exploratory Biography. $26.95.
Weinberg, Robert. see Martin H. Greenberg
Whelan, Michael. Something in My Eye. $18.95.
Poster book of Whelan's horror cover art.
Wilde, Oscar. see [audio]
Williams, A. Susan and Richard Glyn Jones, editors. The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women. $13.95.
Reprint 1995 hardcover. An impressive selection of stories by Aiken, Atwood, Bailey, Bowen, Brackett, Butler, Carrington, Carter, Charnas, and others.
Williams, Walter Jon. City on Fire. $22.00.
Sequel to Metropolitan ($5.99).
[Xena] Ru Emerson. The Huntress and the Sphinx. $5.99.
Xena Warrior Princess 2: based on the television series created by John Schulian and Robert Tapert. Also available Xena Warrior Princess 1: The Empty Throne ($5.99).
Yolen, Jane [and Martin H. Greenberg], editor[s]. Xanadu 3. $15.95.
Reprint 1995 original anthology. Includes stories by Clayton, Etchemendy, Lee, Palwick, Sherman, Snyder, Windling and others.

Audio received December 1996

[audio] Anne McCaffrey. Freedom's Landing. $7.99.
Uncredited abridged reading. Approximately three hours on two cassettes.
[audio] [Star Wars] Michael Kube-McDowell. The Black Fleet Crisis 3: Tyrant's Test. $16.99.
Abridged reading by Anthony Heald. Approximately three hours on two cassettes.
[audio] [Star Wars] Michael A. Stackpole. The Bacta War. $16.99.
X-Wing 4. Abridged reading by Anthony Heald. Three hours on two cassettes.
[audio] Jules Verne. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. $19.95.
Abridged reading by Harlan Ellison. Approximately six hours on four cassettes.
[audio] Jules Verne. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. $6.95.
Abridged reading by Harlan Ellison. Approximately one hour on one cassette.
[audio] Oscar Wilde. The Star-Child and The Nightingale and the Rose. $6.95.
Unabridged reading by Gabriel Byrne. Approximately fifty minutes on one cassette

Calendars received December 1996

Please note that 1997 calendars are no longer in stock, and are listed here as a record of items we've received.
[calendar] B. Kliban. Catcalendar 1997. $11.95.
[calendar] B. Kliban. Catcalendar 1997 [mini]. $6.95.
[calendar] [Pomegranate]. Fairies 1997 Pocket Calendar. $6.95.

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