The John Varley Reader (Sept., $16) by John Varley reclaims many out-of-print stories.
Powers of Detection: Stories of Mystery and Fantasy (Oct., $12), edited by Dana Stabenow, blends the two genres into an unusual hybrid.
The Seed (Oct., $14.95) by Davide de Angelis establishes a new mythology.
The Art of Halo: Creating a Virtual Masterpiece (Nov., $21.95) by Eric S. Trautmann unveils the creative process and artwork behind the Xbox game. Author publicity.
The Bloody Crown of Conan (Dec., $15.95) by Robert E. Howard includes three stories starring the barbarian hero, Conan of Cimmeria.
Nuke (Sept., $13.95) by David C. Eberhart. John Stryker uncovers a fiendish terrorist plot after finding radiation-burned human bodies.
The Adventures of Charley Tooth (Sept., $9.95) by L.B. Richards. Young Charley is asked to perform magic for fantastic beings in a strange new world. A Vortex book
The Hidden Stars (Nov., $14.95) by Madeline Howard launches the Rune of Unmaking trilogy, a high epic fantasy. 30,000 first printing.
A Year of Our War (Feb., $13.95) by Steph Swainston. In a world of surreal beauty, 50 disarmingly humanlike aliens lead mankind in a centuries-long war. 20,000 first printing.
Cloaked in Shadow: Dark Tales of Elves (Sept., $15), edited by W.H. Horner, illus. by Star E. Sutezzo. K.D. Wentworth, Elaine Cunningham and others portray elves of an evil nature. Advertising.
The Mountains Call (Sept., $13.95) by Caitlan Brennan. With the empire at stake, a lone woman must determine the future.
Shield of the Sky (Oct., $13.95) by Susan Krinard. As the Stone God awakens, Rhenna of the Free People faces impending evil.
The Lord of the Rings: The Complete Visual Companion (Nov., $19.95) by Jude Fisher reproduces images from all three films. 60,000 first printing.
X-Men: The Legacy Quest Omnibus (Nov., $17.95) by Steve Lyons collects the trilogy in one volume.
Megaton Man (Dec., $17.95) by Don Simpson satirizes superhero clichés.
The Hand of the Kahless (Nov., $9.95) by John M. Ford and Michael Jan Friedman. The Klingon warrior tries to save the Federation with the help of Kirk and Spock.
Murder of Angels (Sept., $14) by Caitlin R. Kiernan. A terrible force from an alternate world comes back to haunt two women.
Dreams Made Flesh (Jan., $16) by Anne Bishop. Four new novellas are set in the world of the author's Black Jewels trilogy.
SIMON SPOTLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
Wicked Willow III: Broken Sunrise (Sept., $6.99) by Yvonne Navarro. The concluding volume of a trilogy featuring characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer asks: What if Willow hadn't left her evil ways?
Tales of the Slayer, Vol. 4 (Nov., $9.99) is a story collection by various contributors using characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
THREE RIVERS PRESS
Sticks and Stones (Sept., $13.95) by Peter Kuper is a wordless graphic novel chronicling the rise and fall of a stone kingdom undone by war. Ad/promo.
TRAITOR DACHSHUND BOOKS
Julia and the Dream Maker (Sept., $13.95) by P.J. Fischer involves three grad students swept along on a wave of technology. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Master of None (Sept., $14.95) by N. Lee Wood. Power and gender vie on a planet ruled exclusively by women. Advertising.
The Empire of the Stars: The Dragon Throne, Book II (Nov., $14.95) by Alison Baird. The war that began in The Stone of the Stars threatens all the worlds of the Celestial Empire. Advertising.