January Publications

Those looking for an introduction to the surreal work of Serbian fantasist Zoran Zivkovic will welcome the double volume containing The Book (trans. from the Serbian by Aleksandar B. Nedeljkovic), a satirical look at publishing from a book's point of view, and The Writer (translated from the Serbian by Alice Copple-Tosic), subtitled A Very Short Novel, Without Chapters, About Writing and Darkness. (Prime [www.primebooks.net], $17.95 paper 196p ISBN 1-894815-33-2)

The same publisher also offers D.F. Lewis's Weirdmonger: The Nemonicon, which collects 67 short tales by the prolific British author of enigmatic strange fiction. ($19.95 paper 400p -84-X)