Picoverse (Mar., $22.95) by Robert A. Metzger defines picoverse as "a universe one million-millionth of our own, created by ripping apart the fabric of space-time."
Knight Life (June, $22.95) by Peter David reworks a novel published 15 years ago, in which New York City has a new mayoral candidate--King Arthur.
Chindi (Aug., $22.95) by Jack McDevitt. A space crew sets off to examine satellites that have mysteriously appeared around several planets in the galaxy.
A Caress of Twilight (Apr., $23.95) by Laurell K. Hamilton continues the exploits of faerie princess Meredith Gentry, whose rival is plotting her death. Advertising. 8-city author tour.
The Years of Rice and Salt (Mar., $25.95) by Kim Stanley Robinson creates an alternate history in which the Black Death destroys Europe, resulting in China, India and the nations of Islam becoming the world's superpowers. 40,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
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The Lost Book of Enki: Memoirs and Prophecies of an Extraterrestrial God (Mar., $24) by Zecharia Sitchin reimagines his Earth Chronicles series from the perspective of the Anunnaki god Lord Enki, who recounts the Anunnakis' arrival on Earth from the 12th planet Nibiru.
The Gates of Sleep (Mar., $24.95) by Mercedes Lackey has a plot inspired by Sleeping Beauty, set in Edwardian England.
Daw Books 30th Anniversary Science Fiction Anthology and Daw Books 30th Anniversary Fantasy Anthology (both May, $24.95 each) are edited by Betsy Wollheim and Sheila Gilbert. Collections of original stories are by major writers in each field.
Demons (Mar., $25) by John Shirley combines an original novella with a sequel. Advertising. Author publicity.
Stormrider (Apr., $25) by David Gemmell continues his Rigante series, as the highland clan faces new perils. Advertising. Author publicity.
Transcendence: Book Two of the Second DemonWars Saga (June, $26.95) by R.A. Salvatore. On the world of Corona, Brynn Dharielle and her elves fight to free their homeland. Advertising. 15-city author tour.
American Empire: The Center Cannot Hold (July, $27.95) by Harry Turtledove. This sequel to American Front: Blood and Iron moves from the Civil War to the Roaring '20s. Advertising. Author publicity.
Regina's Song (July, $25.95) by David and Leigh Eddings. Which identical twin dies horribly while the other survives? Advertising.
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The Art of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (Apr., $35) by Mark Cotta Vaz showcases the sketches, costume designs, models and paintings prepared for this newest installment. Advertising.
Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones (Apr., $26) by R.A. Salvatore is based on the screenplay chronicling the downfall of Anakin Skywalker. Advertising. 15-city author tour.
Bones of the Earth (Mar., $25.95) by Michael Swanwick. When a paleontologist discovers a new dinosaur fossil site, he embarks upon an adventure through time. Ad/promo.
Light Music (June, $25.95) by Kathleen A. Goonan concludes her Nanotech Quartet; people struggle without radio or electronic communication while astronomer Jason Peabody remembers the old days on Earth. Ad/promo.
The Isle of Battle: Book Two of the Swans' War (Aug., $25.95) by Sean Russell. The entire kingdom faces destruction when a dark river spirit seeks revenge. Ad/promo. 5-city author tour.
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The Fantasy Writer's Assistant and Other Stories (June, $23.95) by Jeffrey Ford is an eclectic baker's dozen of tales.
Bright Segment: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon, Vol. VIII (May, $30), edited by Paul S. Williams, covers Sturgeon's output from 1952 to 1956.
The Minority Report (May, $12.95) by Philip K. Dick is the short story upon which an upcoming Steven Spielberg film is based.
Star Trek: The Eugenics Wars, Volume Two (Apr., $24.95) by Greg Cox. An artificially enhanced creation, ambitious teenager Khan Noonien Singh is determined to seize control of Earth. Advertising.
Star Trek: The Last Round Up (July, $24) by Christie Golden. Captain Kirk, Scotty and Checkhov aid the colonization of a remote planet "donated" by Falorians.
Freedom's Ransom (June, $23.95) by Anne McCaffrey continues the Freedom series that began with Freedom's Landing, about ex-slaves who tame a colony planet. Advertising.
Worlds That Weren't (Aug., $21.95) by Harry Turtledove, Walter Jon Williams, S.M. Stirling and Mary Gentle. Four writers create their own tales of alternate history.
Kushiel's Chosen (Apr., $27.95) by Jacqueline Carey. In this sequel to Kushiel's Dart, Phèdre discovers a conspiracy. Ad/promo.
Going for Infinity (May, $24.95) by Poul Anderson is a collection of works from a writer whose career in SF has spanned 60 years. Advertising.
Starman (May, $25.95) by Sara Douglass. The Prophecy of the Destroyer is speeding toward completion. Ad/promo.
Elvenborn (June, $22.95) by Andre Norton and Mercedes Lackey. The reclusive elvenlord Kyrtian appears in a strife-torn world in the series' third entry. Advertising.
The Shadow Puppets (July, $23.95) by Orson Scott Card. With Ender Wiggin's victory over the Formics, Earth is dramatically altered. 250,000 first printing.Advertising. Author publicity.
The Veil of a Thousand Tears (July, $27.95) by Eric Van Lustbader. The second volume in the Pearl epic returns to Kundala. Ad/promo.
Requiem for the Sun (Aug., $27.95) by Elizabeth Haydon. As the Rhapsody trilogy continues, an old nemesis resurfaces. Advertising.
The Lady of the Sorrows: The Bitterbynde, Book II (Apr., $24.95) by Cecilia Dart-Thornton. Imrhien discovers that she is the target of monstrous attacks. Advertising.
Hidden Empire: The Saga of Seven Suns, Book I (July, $23.95) by Kevin J. Anderson launches a trilogy set in our galaxy's distant future, when humans, one of three known intelligent races, are "the new kids on the block." Advertising.
The Mocking Program (Aug., $24.95) by Alan Dean Foster is a high-tech police procedural set in L.A.'s near future, when Det. Angel Cardenas can intuit what others will do in any situation. Advertising.
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Dragons of a Vanished Moon (June, $27.95) by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman concludes the War of Souls trilogy. Advertising. Author tour.
Dissolution: R.A. Salvatore's War of the Spider Queen, Book I (July, $24.95) by Richard Lee Byers is the first in a six-book series centering upon civil war among the drow society.