Fiction/First & Collections
The Snow Train (Sept., $14.95) by Joseph Cummins. A Midwestern boy is haunted into adulthood by his sister’s death in a car accident in 1952. Author tour.
Hook Man Speaks (Oct., $13) by Matt Clark gives heart and voice to the figure of urban legend who’s still feared on Lovers’ Lanes across America.
Sacrificed Lives (Sept., $14.95) by Beverley Brackett. Two friends investigating the disappearance of twin girls find the trail leads them to a powerful senator.
From the Place in the Valley Deep in the Forest (Nov., $14.95) by Mitch Cullin offers tales of many cultures.
The Rocky Mountain Exodus (Sept., $14.95) by David L. Dillinger is a humorous and action-packed western adventure.
Raven’s Flight (Sept., $15.95) by JoMarie DeGioia is a historical romance filled with jealousy, betrayal, mystery and love.
Interesting Monsters (Sept., $14) by Aldo Alvarez presents interrelated stories about gay life. Advertising. Author tour.
Esther Stories (Nov., $12) by Peter Orner. An Iowa Writers’ Workshop Award winner, this collection features tales exploring the impact of life’s essential moments. 15,000 first printing. Advertising.
Waylaid (Oct., $14.95) by Ed Lin. A Chinese-American boy struggles to grow up in the overcharged sexual environment of his parents’ sleazy motel on the Jersey Shore.
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The War at Home (Feb., $14.95) by Nora Eisenberg. In the 1950s, a teenage brother and sister in the Bronx thrive despite their crazy parents. Advertising. Author tour.
Amnesia (Nov., $10.95) by John Malloy. This graphic novel imagines parallel worlds where the slightest change in fate creates a whole different life.
Revenge Is Best Served Cold (Oct., $12.95) by Tracie Howard and Danita Carter. Two African-Americans settle a score against the backdrop of Manhattan’s high society.
Burning Ground (Sept., $13) by Pearl Luke. While working in a fire tower deep in the Canadian woods, a woman contemplates the fires smoldering within.
Tunnel Vision: A Novel (Oct., $12.95) by Keith Lowe. A London bridegroom makes a drunken bet that forces him to travel to every Underground station in 24 hours or miss his honeymoon. Advertising.
In Our Strange Gardens (Dec., $12.95) by Michel Quint centers on a family secret revealed and an explosive act of resistance committed in occupied France during WWII.
America the Beautiful (Sept., $14) by Moon Unit Zappa. In this comic novel set in L.A., things fall apart for the daughter of hippie royalty when her artist boyfriend dumps her after they move in together. Ad/promo. 8-city author tour.
STONE BRIDGE PRESS
Ash: A Novel (Oct., $16.95) by Holly Thompson tells of childhood tragedy revisited and redeemed, and friendship lost and reborn under the shadow of a Japanese volcano. Advertising. Author appearances.
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Chasm (Nov., $13.95) by Dorothea Tanning is the 91-year-old surrealist’s first novel, set in Arizona.
Some of Us Have to Get Up in the Morning: Short Stories (Nov., $15.95) by Daniel Scott focuses on the lives of ordinary Americans.
Between Brothers: A Novel (Oct., $13.95) by C. Kelly Robinson. Four young men attending a black college in Washington, D.C., team up to save a struggling children’s community center. 7-city author tour.
Black Coffee: A Novel (Jan., $13.95) by Tracy Price-Thompson. A sassy sistah winds up in the Army, where an affair with a married drill sergeant threatens to derail her promising career.
Billy’s Bay (Feb., $12) by Corrine Browne captures the brooding menace of a remote Jamaican paradise in the throes of change.
Fiction/General & Short Stories
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The Marriage of Meggotta(A Common Reader Edition) (Nov., $16.95) by Edith Pargeter. The author of the Brother Cadfael mysteries tells of the tragic consequences of the secret marriage of the Earl of Kent’s 10-year-old daughter in the 13th century.
New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best, 2001 (Sept., $14.95), edited by Shannon Ravenel, continues the 16-year tradition.
Making a Killing (Nov., $13.95) by Warren Dunford. In the comic sequel to Soon to Be a Major Motion Picture, a would-be screenwriter uncovers a 20-year-old murder.
Prize Stories 2001: The O. Henry Awards (Sept., $13), edited and intro. by Larry Dark, collects 17 examples of the best North American short fiction.
Hotel World (Jan., $12) by Ali Smith takes the reader through a night in a hotel room with the ghost of a teenage chambermaid.
Reprints: The Blind Assassin (Sept., $14) by Margaret Atwood.
The Great Indian Novel ($14.95) and Show Business (both Sept., $12.95) by Shashi Tharoor are comic works by the Indian novelist.
Asking for Trouble: A Novel (Sept., $14) by Elizabeth Young. An unmarried 30-year-old woman’s invention turns into the love of her life. 50,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Red on a Rose: A Novel (Nov., $14) by Patricia Jones. An African-American woman’s idyllic life with her husband is threatened and she must cling to her faith in her life’s purpose. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
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The Free Fishers (Sept., $12.95) by John Buchan spins a tale of espionage and adventure during the Napoleonic Wars.
John Burnet of Barns (Sept., $12.95) by John Buchan evokes the covenanting period with a story of honor and loyalty, betrayal and retribution.
Reprints: The Temple of Gold (Oct.) by William Goldman; Licks of Love (Dec., $14 each) by John Updike.
BALLANTINE READER’S CIRCLE
Reprints:The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart (Oct., $14) by Alice Walker.
A Little Magic (Jan., $13.95), edited by Nora Roberts, collects the previously published collaborative romantic novellas Once Upon a Castle, Once Upon a Star and Once Upon a Rose.
The Knight and the Rose (Feb., $14) by Isolde Matryn is the first of two medieval romantic novels by the award-winning author.
A Chocolate Affair (Oct., $15) by Sheila Copeland. Four beautiful and talented black friends learn lessons in life and love. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
A Dream to Follow (Oct., $11.99) by Lauraine Snelling. The first book in a new historical series follows the children of a Dakota territory family as they look to fulfill their own hopes and dreams.
October Song (Oct., $11.99) by Beverly Lewis features short stories that offer glimpses into the lives of the author’s most popular characters from her best-selling novels.
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Thoughts of Murdo (Oct., $12.95) by Iain Crichton reveals one of Scottish literature’s funnier creations—Don Quixote in a kilt.
My Heart Is That Eternal Rose Tattoo (Oct., $16.50) by John Yau. Dreamlike prose vignettes explore the territory first laid out in Forbidden Entries.
JOHN F. BLAIR
Ghost Dogs of the South (Oct., $14.95) by Randy Russell and Janet Barnett collects 20 tales of the ties that bind dogs and people, even from beyond the grave.
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Corpsing (Jan., $14.95) by Toby Litt is a whodunit about the murder of a TV commercial actress.
Gabriel’s Woman (Sept., $15) by Robin Schone. A destitute woman is bought by a man with a dark past, who plunges them into a deadly game of passion and pursuit. Ad/promo.
BROADMAN & HOLMAN
Worthy of Riches (Jan., $12.99) by Bonnie Leon continues the saga of the Hasper family as they struggle to survive in Alaska’s rugged Matanuska Valley.
One People (Sept., $13) by Guy Kennaway. Ten comic vignettes evoke rural Jamaica and its culture.
CINCO PUNTOS PRESS
Six Kinds of Sky: A Collection of Short Fiction (Feb., $12.95) by Luis Alberto Urrea journeys through a spiritual geography while crossing Mexico and the U.S.
Another City: Writing from Los Angeles (Sept., $16.95), edited by David L. Ulin. Thirty-seven L.A. writers map the diverse literary landscape of their city.
Erotic Travel Tales (Nov., $14.95), edited by Mitzi Szereto, collects stories of sexual adventuring from around the world.
COFfEE HOUSE PRESS
Club Revelation (Oct., $14.95) by Allan Appel. In this comic novel, three Jewish-Christian couples rent the ground floor of their New York City brownstone to a Southern evangelist, who opens a restaurant in hopes of converting Jews. Ad/promo.
Married Men (Sept., $14) by Carl Weber takes a look at three ex-husbands and their encounters with divorce court, jail, old flames, young things and Viagra. Ad/promo. 10-city author tour.
DALKEY ARCHIVE PRESS
Requiem (Oct., $13.95) by Curtis White is a tragicomic novel about a "pornographic" culture where the sterility of sex and death signals the loss of what it means to be human.
Spin Cycle (Oct., $11.95) by Sue Margolis. A stand-up comedienne’s life takes a sudden turn when she meets a sexy washing machine repairman. 25,000 first printing.
Diary of a Mad Bride (Jan., $TBA) by Laura Wolf chronicles one bride’s descent into wedding mania. 25,000 first printing.
Shopaholic Takes Manhattan (Jan., $TBA) by Sophie Kinsella. The heroine of Confessions of a Shopaholic follows her boyfriend to New York--and disaster.
Reprints: Sometimes I Dream in Italian (Nov., $12.95) by Rita Ciresi. 40,000 first printing.
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Dec., $13.95) by Jules M. Seletz. This historical novel follows immigrants from the turn of the 19th century to the 1940s.
La Cucina: A Novel of Rapture (Sept., $13) by Lily Prior celebrates Italy, family, passion and the eternal rapture of romance as it follows the love affair of an exquisite cook in Sicily. 25,000 first printing.
Reprint: Rope Burns: Stories from the Corner (Sept., $13) by F.X. Toole.
Louisa May Alcott’s Civil War (Nov., $16.95) by Louisa May Alcott is a collection of the writer’s Civil War stories.
The Test (Oct., $13.95) by Dorothy Bryant details the frustrating push and pull between a woman and her 80-year-old father, who is attempting for the third and last time to pass and renew his driver’s license.
Subversives: Stories (Oct., $12.95) by Frank Frost collects existential stories about people who find themselves on an irreversible course of dramatic change.
That Air Forever Dark: An Adventure (Oct., $14.95) by Bradford Dillman. A vacation turns into a nightmare when an American plane headed for New Guinea is forced to land in a swamp populated by headhunters.
If the South Had Won the Civil War (Nov.; $9.95, cloth $19.95) by MacKinlay Kantor. This classic tale speculates on what might have happened if Grant had died in an equestrian accident on May 12, 1863. Ad/promo.
The Skystone (Feb., $TBA) by Jack Whyte. The first novel in the author’s Arthurian series tells how Camelot may have actually come to be.
The Wig My Father Wore (Oct., $12) by Anne Enright takes a surrealistic romp through Catholicism, parenting and the detritus of pop culture.
Les Liaisons Culinaires (Sept., $20) by Andreas Staikos, trans. by Anne-Marie Stanton-Ife, weaves a witty romance of two men and their culinary courtship of a woman; includes recipes from the Aegean coast.
Death and the Penguin (Oct., $14) by Audrey Kurkov. This black comedy of post-Communist Russia features a failed short-story-writer-turned-obituarist and his adopted penguin.
When Lightning Strikes (Sept., $12.99) by Hugh Smith. In 1873, the dreams of a would-be emigrant to America are shattered when his parents are killed by lightning.
The Limits of Pleasure (Oct.; $17.95, cloth $29.95) by Daniel M. Jaffe. During a trip to Amsterdam, a gay man comes to terms with his Jewish family’s past and his obsessive sexual desires. Author appearances.
The Best American Short Stories 2001 (Oct.; $13, cloth $27.50), edited by Barbara Kingsolver, series edited by Katrina Kenison, showcases a wide variety of writers, including Alice Munro, Rick Moody, Dorothy West and John Updike. 200,000 first printing.
The Caprices: Stories (Jan., $12) by Sabina Murray recounts WWII’s Pacific campaign through individual lives. 20,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.
Reprints: The Means of Escape (Sept., $10) by Penelope Fitzgerald.
Reprints: Shopgirl: A Novella (Oct., $10.95) by Steve Martin. 200,000 first printing. Advertising.
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV. PRESS
The Spirit Returns (Oct., $13.95) by Richard Burgin. In these stories, the Pushcart Prize winner focuses on everyday characters at emotional and psychological crossroads.
Lords of the Night: Tales of Vampire Love (Sept., $12) by Janice Bennett, Sara Blayne and Monique Ellis gathers a trio of romantic vampire tales.
The Last Gunfighter: The Forbidden (Oct., $12) by William W. Johnstone. Frank Morgan wants to hang up his guns and settle down, but finds himself in the middle of a range war. Advertising.
LOUISIANA STATE UNIV. PRESS
A Recent Martyr (Oct., $15.95) by Valerie Martin presents the story of a deadly love triangle in New Orleans. Advertising.
The Devil’s Own Luck (Oct.; $15.95, cloth $23.95) by David Donachie. The first volume of the Privateersman Mysteries follows the fortunes of the Royal Navy captain turned privateer Harry Ludlow in 1794.
MCCLELLAND & STEWART
Highways and Dancehalls (Feb., $12.95) by Diana Atkinson tells what happens when a stripper reaches for a pen instead of a drink. Advertising.
Scorpion: A Good Bad Horse (Sept.; $15, cloth $30) by Will James is a romantic western about a bad horse’s good influence on an unsuspecting cowboy. Advertising.
Number Six Fumbles (Feb., $16) by Rachel Solar-Tuttle. An overachieving college student’s world turns upside down when she sees a football player fumble the ball. Author appearances.
Tears in a Bottle (Oct., $10.99) by Sylvia Bambola. The sole survivor of an abortion clinic raid and another woman question whether God’s mercy is sufficient for every sin.
She Walks in Beauty (Oct., $14.95) by Nicole Conn. Burned out on the L.A. movie scene, a lesbian writer moves to Oregon to write a novel, with unexpected results.
Substitute for Love (Oct., $11.95) by Karin Kallmaker. A newly acknowledged lesbian decides to pierce the shroud of mystery that surrounds the woman she has come to love.
Dixie Road, Vol. 2 (Dec., $10.95) by Hugues Labiano and Jean Dufaux. This saga set in the Depression South continues with the young girl meeting Walker Evans and James Agee as they prepare their famous book.
All the Stories of Muriel Spark (Nov., $19.95) by Muriel Spark adds four new tales to the 37 in the previously published Open to the Public.
The Greeks Have a Word for It (Feb., $13) by Barry Unsworth. When two men disembark from the same boat in Greece, their lives accidentally and frighteningly intersect.
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The Spring (Oct., $16.95) by Kerstin Ekman is the second in the Norwegian novelist’s series about women in a small Scandinavian town.
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The Song of Troy (Sept., $7.95) by Colleen McCullough retells the saga of the Trojan War.
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Dixon’s Edge (Sept., $15) by Dennis O’Keefe. In 1867, an Apache Indian seeks revenge for his tribe’s mistreatment at the notorious Bosque Redondo prison. $40,000 ad/promo. Author tour.
Reprint: Cause Celeb (Feb., $14) by Helen Fielding. 50,000 first printing.
Reprints: The Night Listener (Oct., $14) by Armistead Maupin; Prodigal Summer (Oct., $14) by Barbara Kingsolver; Soul Mountain (Nov., $15) by Gao Xingjian, trans. by Mabel Lee; The Death of Vishnu (Jan., $14) by Manil Suri.
Reprint: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (Sept., $14) by Michael Chabon.
Reprints: The Mile High Club: A Novel (Sept., $13) by Kinky Friedman; Smart Women/Wifey (Oct., $12.95) by Judy Blume; Wild Honey/Delta Ladies (Jan., $12.95) by Fern Michaels.
Reprint: Blue Hearts: A Novel (Sept., $13) by Jim Lehrer.
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The True Intrepid: Sir William Stephenson and the Unknown Agents (Oct., $19.95) by Bill Macdonald reexamines the story of a mysterious World War II espionage pioneer, the "true" James Bond.
Reprint: My Dream of You (Feb., $TBA) by Nuala O’Faolain.
The Great Black Writers (Jan., $14.95), edited by Charles Rowell, compiles fiction and poetry by well-known African-American authors.
Intimacy and Midnight All Day: A Novel and Stories (Oct., $13) by Hanif Kureishi. Intimacy explores what drives a man to leave his lover and their two sons, while Midnight All Day is a collection of darkly humorous tales.
The Keepers of the Truth (Oct., $13) by Michael Collins combines a small-town murder mystery with an exploration into the death of the American dream. Advertising. 5-city author tour.
Reprints: Boone’s Lick (Oct., $14) by Larry McMurtry; The Body Artist: A Novel (Feb., $12) by Don DeLillo; Mall (Jan., $13) by Eric Bogosian.
1805 (Sept.) and Beneath the Aurora (Oct., $14.95 each) by Richard Woodman present the Napoleonic-era adventures of British sea captain Nathaniel Drinkwater. Author tour.
The Best American Erotica 2002 (Feb., $13), edited by Susie Bright, culls erotic fiction from magazines, journals, books and the Internet.
A Sin of Color (Oct., $15) by Sunetra Gupta. A man missing and presumed dead leaves behind a languishing wife and a mystery that takes 20 years to unfold.
Aroused: A Collection of Erotic Writing (Nov., $17.95), edited by Karen Finley, includes contributions by Finley along with Wallace Shawn, Rosanna Arquette, John Waters and others.
The Near Death Experiment (Oct., $16.95) by Steve Glassman depicts suspense inside the Florida citrus industry.
The Chinese Storyteller’s Book: Supernatural Tales (Nov., $14.95) by Michael David Kwan retells ancient Chinese tales.
UNIV. OF CHICAGO PRESS
Reprint: A River Runs Through It and Other Stories: 25th Anniversary Edition (Oct.; $12, cloth $22) by Norman Maclean.
UNIV. OF NEBRASKA PRESS
How Nancy Jackson Married Kate Wilson & Other Tales of Rebellious Girls and Daring Young Women (Oct., $16.95) by Mark Twain, edited by John Cooley, brings together the best of Twain’s stories about unconventional females.
UNIV. OF WISCONSIN PRESS
The Student Body: Short Stories About College Students and Professors (Oct., $16.95), edited by John McNally, includes tales by Stephen King, Marly Swick, Richard Russo and Ron Carlson.
Sittin’ on the Front Pew: A Novel (Feb., $13.95) by Parry "EbonySatin" Brown. After their father dies, four very different sisters discover surprising truths about themselves.
Mona and Other Tales (Sept., $12) by Reinaldo Arenas collects outlandish, humorous and poignant stories by the noted Latin American writer.
Reprints: The Golden Age (Sept., $15) by Gore Vidal; The Bridegroom (Sept., $12) by Ha Jin; Corelli’s Mandolin (Sept., $14) by Louis de Bernieres; The Cage Keeper (Oct., $12) by Andre Dubus III; When We Were Orphans (Nov., $14) by Kazuo Ishiguro.
Reprint: The Secret of Shambhala: In Search of the Eleventh Insight (Nov., $14.95) by James Redfield.
Busha’s Mistress: A Stirring Romance from the Days of Slavery in Jamaica (Nov., $19.95) by Cyrus Francis Perkins, edited by Verene Shepherd and Paul Lovejoy. This recently rediscovered 19th-century novel tells the story of the slave concubine of a cruel white overseer.
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Seaweed Memories in the Jaws of the Sea (Sept., $15) by Heinrich Becker collects Irish folk stories, myths and superstitions about harvesting seaweed.
Fiction/Mystery & Suspense
Hell’s Kitchen (Oct., $15.95) by Chris Niles. In this black comedy, a millionaire recluse is a serial killer who preys on apartment hunters in New York City. Author appearances.
Deep Water Death (Oct., $12.95) by Glynn Marsh Alam. The search for a missing baby takes scuba diver/sleuth Luanne Fogarty to the site of an underwater explosion.
BERKLEY PRIME CRIME
More Holmes for the Holidays (Oct., $13), edited by Martin H. Greenberg, John. L. Lellenberg and Carol-Lynn Waugh, features the famous detective.
CARROLL & GRAF
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror (Dec., $11.95), edited by Stephen Jones, is the latest annual anthology of fear and dark fantasy.
Flowers from Hell: A Satanic Reader (Oct., $19.95), edited by Nikolas Schreck, is an anthology of devil-related short stories by writers ranging from Baudelaire to Aleister Crowley, Goethe to Mark Twain.
The Tumbleweed Murders: A Claire Sharples Botanical Mystery (Sept., $12.95) by Rebecca Rothenberg, completed by Taffy Cannon. Plant pathologist Sharples gets drawn into events from a half-century earlier when she discovers a skeleton beside the river.
Paradise Square (Sept., $16.95) by E.M. Schorb. This mystery starring Edgar Allen Poe won a grand prize at the Frankfurt International eBook Awards.
Back to Salem (Sept.; $24.95, cloth $49.95) by Alex Marcoux. Things get creepy when events in a writer’s life start to mimic the plot of her blockbuster novel.
The Best American Mystery Stories 2001 (Oct.; $13, cloth $27.50), guest edited by Lawrence Block, series edited by Otto Penzler, includes tales by Joyce Carol Oates, T. Jefferson Parker and Russell Banks. 75,000 first printing.
The Protector (Oct., $11.99) by Dee Henderson. In his fourth outing, Jack O’Malley faces an arsonist.
Tested by Fire (Oct., $11.99) by Kathy Herman. In the first of the Baxter series, the town’s residents are shocked when, apparently, a whole family is murdered.
Out of Sight: The 3rd Denise Cleever Thriller (Oct., $11.95) by Claire McNab. The intelligence agent infiltrates a terrorist group in a remote region of Australia.
Theoretically Dead (Oct., $11.95) by Tinker Marks. An eminent philosopher turns up dead at a conference in his honor. Advertising.
Reprints: The Nine Giants (Sept., $13.95) by Edward Marston; Caroline Minuscule (Oct., $13.95) by Andrew Taylor; Prolonged Exposure (Oct., $13.95) by Steven F. Havill.
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The Sacred Blood (Nov., $14) by Mark Ramsden picks up where The Dragonmaster’s Apprentice left off with a story about a satanic cult, animal rights fanatics and neo-Nazis.
Hard Feelings (Jan., $12) by Jason Starr is a noir novel by the author dubbed a successor to Jim Thompson and James M. Cain.
Fiction/SF & Fantasy
Worldfall (Sept., $14.95) by Douglas Niles is book two of the Seven Circles trilogy, following Circle at Center.
Dracula in London (Nov., $14.95), edited by P.N. Elrod. New stories by such writers as Elrod, Tanya Huff and Fred Sabenhagen follow the bloodthirsty count through the gaslit streets of bygone London.
The Way of the Rose (Sept., $13.95) by Valery Leith concludes the Everien series. 125,000 first printing. Advertising.
Shadows over Innsmouth (Sept., $14) by H.P. Lovecraft and others, edited by Stephen Jones. Sixteen macabre stories add new twists to the Lovecraft mythos. Advertising.
The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century (Oct., $18), edited by Harry Turtledove with Martin H. Greenberg. Award-winning and bestselling authors offer chilling what-if scenarios from the last 100 years.
The Complete Guide to Middle-Earth: From the Hobbit to the Silmarillion (Dec., $12.95) by Robert Foster details every denizen and place found in J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy work.
Dead Man’s Plan (Oct., $10.95) by Lee Eide. The mystical spirit of the old West flows through Lee Wyatt as he battles to save a small South Dakota from financial ruin wrought by corporate welfare.
On the Head of a Pin (Nov., $6.95) by Michael John Howard takes a journey of enlightenment to a spot high in the Oregon mountains.
Reprint: The Beyond (Feb., $13) by Jeffrey Ford.
Final Planet (Jan., $TBA) by Andrew M. Greeley. A group of intergalactic missionaries struggles to land its battered vessel in a strange land.
FOUR WALLS EIGHT WINDOWS
Angry Young Spacemen (Sept., $13.95) by Jim Munroe. A young graduate from the class of 2959 teaches English as a foreign language on the underwater planet of Octavia.
Brown Harvest (Sept., $14.95) by Jay S. Russell is a parody of and tribute to detective stories.
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Debt of Bones (Oct., $17.95) by Terry Goodkind, illus. by Keith Parkinson. In this prequel to the Sword of Truth series, the First Wizard helps out when a young woman petitions for aid in the war against D’Hara and Panis Rahl.
Reprints: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towersand The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien (Sept.; $12 each, cloth $22 each; paper boxed set of three $35, cloth set of three $65); Unfinished Tales of Nùmenor and Middle-Earth (Sept.; $14, cloth $28) by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien.
Far West (Nov., $13.95) by Richard Moore is a graphic novel collection of the comic book western with elves, ogres and fire-breathing dragons.
Reprint: Buckaroo Banzai (Dec., $12.95) by Earl Mac Rauch.
Star Trek: Celebrations (Sept., $12.95) by Maureen McTigue is a how-to guide for observing special occasions and holidays Trekkie style. Ad/promo.
Star Trek: Starship Spotter (Nov., $16) by Adam "Mojo" Lebowitz and Robert Bonchune is a guide to the ships of the Star Trek universe. Ad/promo.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine--Millennium (Jan., $16) by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens. A secret buried within Deep Space Nine threatens to destroy the Federation, and only the crew can avert catastrophe.
Pride of Kings (Sept., $14.95) by Judith Tarr. This historical fantasy sets royal brothers against each other during the reign of Richard the Lionhearted.
Threshold (Nov., $14) by Caitlin R. Kiernan. A troubled young woman goes into her grandparents’ past to discover the secret behind a strange fossil that, according to the laws of nature, couldn’t exist.
Drinking Midnight Wine (Feb., $14) by Simon R. Green is a new fantasy by the author of the Deathstalker and Hawk & Fisher series.
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The Gray’s Anatomy (Oct., $15) by Rachel Armstrong. This satire sees an alien invasion from the aliens’ perspective.
Gene Roddenberry’s Earth: Final Conflict—Heritage (Oct., $14.95) by Doranna Durgin is the fifth novel based on the TV series by the creator of Star Trek. Ad/promo.
Skin Folk (Dec., $12.95) by Nalo Hopkinson is a new collection of eerie West Indian stories. Ad/promo.