September Publications

In his introduction to the reprint, Felice Picano calls his 1995 SF novel, Dryland's End, "one of my least-known, least-written-of or spoken-of books, yet at the same time one of my most ardently beloved books." Picano (Like People in History) raises some interesting gender issues in this provocative tale of the far future. (Haworth [], $24.95 paper 438p ISBN 1-56023-520-9)

Russell Kirk's Ancestral Shadows: An Anthology of Ghostly Tales, edited by Vigen Guroian, collects 19 supernatural stories by the late literary and social critic. Kirk (The Conservative Mind) explains why he writes such fiction in a concluding essay, "A Cautionary Note on the Ghostly Tale." (Eerdmans, $25 paper 424p ISBN 0-8028-3938-X)

Fans of classic horror will welcome the reissue of Incredible Adventures, a collection of five weird novellas by British master Algernon Blackwood. S.T. Joshi provides an introduction. (Hippocampus [], $15 paper 224p ISBN 0-9748789-0-1)

Tartarus Press ( is reissuing another British horror master's complete shorter fiction in two volumes: Arthur Machen's Tales of Horror and the Supernatural(Shocklines, dist. [], $65 415p ISBN 1-872621-25-2) and Ritual and Other Stories(Shocklines, dist. [], $65 382p ISBN 1-872621-27-9). In his critical study, H.G. Wells: Traversing Time, W. Warren Wagar (H.G. Wells and the World State) argues for the relevance today of all his subject's work, not just such SF classics as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds. A blurb from Greg Bear (Dead Lines) will help attract nonacademic readers. (Wesleyan Univ., $34.95 340p ISBN 0-8195-6725-6)