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September 2002 US Releases by Ernest Lilley                                            Last Month / Next Month
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
Art/Reference     Received from Other Publishers
Ace     Avon/Eos     Baen     Bantam/Spectra     Daw     Del Rey     Golden Gryphon     Forge     4W8W     Pocket     Star Trek     Roc     Starscape     Tor     Warner/Aspect     Wizards of the Coast              

Titles are (hopefully) linked to pages for each book and buying through our links to support our site costs.

Art and Reference

Visit My Alien Worlds by Donato Giancola (Hardcover - $17.95) 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 - $85.00) 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, "Brianb 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 (Paperback $19.95/Hardcover $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.
Moonwatcher's Memoir: A Diary of 2001: A Space Odyssey by Dan Richter, et al (Paperback - $17.95) The first 18minutes of 2001: A Space Odyssey are the result of more effort than you could imagine. Dan Richter, a mime in a monkey suit, was picked to play the lead character, and here he tells the story behind his research and the toils that went into the effort to go beyond the state of the art. The Spinster and the Prophet: H.G. Wells, Florence Deeks, and the Case of the Plagiarized Text by A. B. McKillop (Hardcover) The title says it all. First Shakespeare, then H.G. Wells...doesn't anyone think for themselves?

The British Film Institute Companion to Science Fiction by Phillip Stuck, Philip Strick
Hobbits, Elves, and Wizards: Exploring the Wonders and Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien's the Lord of the Rings by Michael N. Stanton (Paperback - $12.95) One Ring to Bind Them All: Tolkien's Mythology by Anne C. Petty (Paperback - $18.85)

Received from other Publishers
(Titles received during the last month which do not give a month of publication are listed in the current month)
Thinning the Herd
by David L. Fraley, (Hardcover) Aliens arrive to clean up the planet, whether we like it or not. A bit rough, but it has some fresh ideas which make it recommended nonetheless.
Alien Legion: Force Nomad by Chuck Dixon, Larry Strohman, Larry Stroman (Illustrator), Carl Potts (Creator),
Checker Book Publishing Group
The Rudest Alien on Earth by Jane Leslie Conly, Henry Holt & Company (Hardcover)

Ace Books

Earthrise by 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?
In The Forge of Mars by Bruce Balfour (Mass Market Paperback - $6.99 ) Ancient Aritifacts on Soviet controlled Mars stir up a hornets nest when a war torn landscape is found on the other side of an ancient Stargate. Taggerung (Redwall, Book 14) by Brian Jacques (Mass Market Paperback - $7.99) Brian Jacques's 14th fantasy in the popular Redwall series exceeds expectations in this suspenseful tale of good versus evil where the nefarious vermin seek to destroy the peace-loving mice, moles, shrews, and otters of Redwall Abbey.(amazon)


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.

Reprints: The Last Hero: A eby Terry Pratchett, Paul e</1Kidby (Illustrator) (Paperback - $19.95)
The Iron Dragon's Daughter by Michael e</1Swanwick (Paperback)

Baen Books

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.
by Jerry Pournelle, S. M. Stirling (Hardcover) Conrad's Time Machine by Leo Frankowski (Hardcover) Miles Errant by Lois McMaster Bujold (Paperback - $15) Though it's a compilation of a short story (Borders of Infinity) and two novels Brothers in Arms, and Mirror Dance) it's a good compilation, and worth the price if you don't have them already Eternal Frontier by James H. Schmitz, et al (Paperback) Foreign Legions by David Drake (Creator) (Mass Market Paperback) Beyond This Horizon by Robert A. Heinlein (Mass Market Paperback)

Bantam Spectra

0-553-57905-30-553-21252-4Dune: House Corrino -- Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson 7.50/$10.99C*
20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA by Jules Verne $5.99/$8.99C


The Prince of Dreams (Seven Brothers, 2) by Curt Benjamin (Hardcover)
Once upon a Galaxy by Wil McCarthy (Editor), et al (Mass Market Paperback)
The Prince of Shadows (Seven Brothers, Book 1) by Curt Benjamin (Mass Market Paperback)
Jaran: The First Novel of the Jaran (Jaran, 1) by Kate Elliot, Kate Elliott (Mass Market Paperback)

Del Rey -

Golden Gryphon Press

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?
Strange But Not a Stranger by James Patrick Kelly, Connie Willis (Hardcover)


Gray Matter by Gary Braver (Hardcover) Yuppie brain boosting in the suburbs of Boston. Dire consequences of post-human tinkering. We have been warned.

The Santaroga Barrier by Frank Herbert (Mass Market Paperback)
The Rover by Mel Odom (Mass Market Paperback)

Four Walls, Eight Windows See Art/Reference

Pocket Books

Crow by James O'Barr (Paperback) The graphic novel goes beyond the movie to tell the story of the Crow.
Flag in Exile by David Weber (Mass Market Paperback) Honor Harrington #5
Field of Dishonor
by David Weber (Mass Market Paperback)
Draco by Ian Watson (Mass Market Paperback)

Star Trek (Pocket)

Twilight: Mission Gamma, Book One (ST:DS9) by David R. George III (Mass Market Paperback)
This Gray Spirit: Mission Gamma, Book Two (ST: DS9) by Heather Jarman (Mass Market Paperback)
Star Trek: Starfleet Survival Guide by David Mack (Paperback)
Where No Man Has Gone by Max Allen Collins (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.

Tor / Starscape (YA)

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 Review) Probability Space 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. Manta's Gift by Timothy Zahn (Hardcover) Reminicent of Poul Anderson's Three Worlds To Conqueror, it's an excellent dive into the exploration of Jupiter's atmosphere/sea. Operation Roswell 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.
Dune: The Butlerian Jihad by Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson (Hardcover)
Requiem for the Sun by Elizabeth Haydon (Hardcover)
The American Fantasy Tradition by Brian M. Thomsen (Editor) (Hardcover)
Preternatural 3: The Third Thing by Margaret Wander Bonanno (Hardcover)
A School for Sorcery
by E. Rose Sabin (Hardcover)

Swim the Moon by Paul Brandon (Paperback)
The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan (Paperback)
The Stranges of Strange Unsolved Mysteries by Phyllis Raybin Emert (Mass Market Paperback)
Terraforming Terra
by Williamson (Paperback)

Tor Reprints:

Ender's Saga Set #02 by Orson Scott Card (Mass Market Paperback)
The Sword of Truth Set #02 by Terry Goodkind (Mass Market Paperback)
The Dosadi Experiment by Frank Herbert (Mass Market Paperback)
Probability Moon by Nancy Kress (Mass Market Paperback)
Shadow Puppets (Ender Series Book 7) by Orson Scott Card (Paperback)
The Green Brain by Frank Herbert (Mass Market Paperback)
Angelmass by Timothy Zahn (Mass Market Paperback)
The Wheel of Time (Boxed Set #3) by Robert Jordan (Mass Market Paperback)
The Magician's Ward by Patricia C. Wrede (Mass Market Paperback)
The Eyes of Heisenberg by Frank Herbert (Mass Market Paperback
by David Farland (Mass Market Paperback)


Sweet Starfire & Crystal Flame by Jayne Ann Krentz (Hardcover)
Strange Highways by Dean R. Koontz (Hardcover )
The Duke of Uranium (E)
by John Barnes (Paperback)
Hotel Transylvania by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (Paperback)

Wizards of the Coast

City of the Spider Queen by James Wyatt (Paperback)
Oath of Nerull by T. H. Lain (Mass Market Paperback)
Hand of Fire by Ed Greenwood (Paperback)
Onslaught by Robert King, J. Robert King (Mass Market Paperback)
Reprints: Legends
by Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman (Mass Market Paperback)
Icewind Dale Trilogy by R. A. Salvatore (Mass Market Paperback)

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