In his foreword to Latro in the Mist, which pairs Gene Wolfe's acclaimed historical fantasies Soldier of the Mist (1986) and Soldier of Arete (1989), Wolfe reveals that the two novels are in fact his translations of the diary writings of Latro, a Roman mercenary wounded in battle in ancient Greece. Latro's head wound ruined his short-term memory, but bestowed upon him the gift of conversing with gods and goddesses. (Orb, $24.95 704p ISBN 0-765-30294-2)
Elizabeth Ann Scarborough's Scarborough Faire and Other Stories collects nine stories by this Nebula Award—winning author (The Healer's War), including "Mummies of the Motorway," "Worse Than the Curse" and "A Rare Breed." Though all were written for theme anthologies, each shares another inspiration, as the author explains in her introduction. (Five Star, $25.95 292p ISBN 0-7862-5053-4)
Baen offers two omnibus reprints of interest to military SF fans: Conqueror, by S.M. Stirling and David Drake, which includes The Anvil, The Steel and The Sword (Baen, $25 640p ISBN 0-7434-3594-X); and David Weber's Empire from the Ashes, which gathers Mutineer's Moon, The Armageddon Inheritance and Heirs of Empire ($25 784p ISBN -3593-1).
iUniverse rolls out three SF/Fantasy titles: a reprint of the late Roger Zelazny's classic fantasy-adventure novel, Changeling (1980) (iUniverse [www.ibooks.net], $14 paper 320p ISBN 0-7434-5819-2); The Best Time Travel Stories of All Time, an anthology edited by Barry N. Malzberg, which includes such gems as Philip K. Dick's "A Little Something for Us Tempunauts" and Jack McDevitt's novella, "Time Travelers Never Die," as well as a full-color comic-book adaptation of Ray Bradbury's dinosaur safari tale, "A Sound of Thunder," the film version of which is set for summer release starring Pierce Brosnan ($14 paper 320p ISBN -5814-1); and a special edition of Ray Bradbury's Dinosaur Tales (1983), which includes "A Sound of Thunder" and five other stories, each illustrated by a different artist (Gahan Wilson, William Stout, Moebius, etc.) ($12 paper 144p ISBN -5897-4).