September Publications

Horror fans who don't mind prose riddled with puns, old movie references and plot-stopping lectures on everything from ancient Egyptian spiritual beliefs to geographic profiling will welcome the pseudonymous Michael Slade's Death's Door, an over-the-top near-parody of psychothrillers, in which RCMP Chief Superintendent Robert DeClercq gets on the trail of a missing mummy and a multitude of mayhem-making murderers. "Slade" is now the father-daughter team of Jay and Rebecca Clarke. (Cemetery Dance [], $40 430p ISBN 1-58767-066-6)

The Boats of the "Glen Carrig" and Other Nautical Adventures: Being the First Volume of the Collected Fiction of William Hope Hodgson, edited by Jeremy Lassen, collects all the series sea fiction of this British fantasist, much of it long unavailable. As the 23 short stories show, Hodgson (1877— 1918), best known for his novels of cosmic vision, could write quite successfully for the commercial magazine market of his day. (Night Shade [], $35 513p ISBN 1-892389-39-8)

Lovecraft addicts won't want to miss H.P. Lovecraft: Letters to Alfred Galpin, edited by S.T. Joshi and David E. Schultz. This book contains all of HPL's surviving correspondence to one of his most brilliant disciples from his amateur press days, as well as a selection of essays and poems by Galpin (1901—1983). (Hippocampus [], $15 paper 288p ISBN 0-9673215-9-X)

In Envisioning the Future: Science Fiction and the Next Millennium, a collection of essays and fiction edited by Marleen S. Barr, 13 writers speculate on the future of SF. Contributors include James Gunn, Harlan Ellison, Marge Piercy, Kim Stanley Robinson and Walter Mosley. (Wesleyan Univ., $65 240p ISBN 0-8195-6651-9; $22.95 -6652-7)