October Publications

Brian Lumley fans will welcome the reissue of the veteran British author's 1981 novel, Khai of Khem. Like his Necroscope books, this Egyptian thriller showcases Lumley's trademark blend of science fiction and horror. Agent, Dot Lumley at the Dorian Literary Agency.(Tor, $24.95 320p ISBN 0-765-31047-3)

Terryl Whitlatch and David Michael Wieger's delightful fantasy novel, The Katurran Odyssey, invites the reader into an enchanted world of exotic animals, depicted in full-color illustrations throughout the text. Whitlatch is the principal concept designer for Star Wars. Agent, Muriel Nellis at Literary and Creative Artists.(Simon & Schuster, $29.95 192p ISBN 0-7432-2500-7)

Why Should I Cut Your Throat? Excursions into the Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror by Jeff VanderMeer gathers personal essays, reviews and criticism by the noted author of Veniss Underground and other works of visionary fiction. VanderMeer has won two World Fantasy Awards. Agent, Howard Morhaim.(MonkeyBrain [www.monkeybrainbooks.com], $15.95 paper 336p ISBN 1-892391-11-2)