May Publications

In Jeff Mariotte's Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda: The Attitude of Silence, the fifth book in this TV franchise series, Supreme Regent Havasu of the planet Festival pretends to be personable and progressive when in fact he's a military dictator with dreams of joining the new Commonwealth in order to conquer it. Despite the excessive scene and viewpoint shifts, this standard tie-in offers enough action to keep the target audience contentedly turning the pages. Agent, Tribune Entertainment.(Tor, $24.95 320p ISBN 0-765-30487-2)

Andre Norton's Beast Master's Planet: A Beast Master's Omnibus collects two classic SF novels by the late SFWA Grand Master: The Beast Master (1959), which introduced Navajo scout Hosteen Storm, and its sequel, Lord of Thunder (1962). Agent, Jacky Byrne at Sternig and Byrne.(Tor, $24.95 352p ISBN 0-765-31327-8)

Charles de Lint fans will welcome the reissue of his seminal fantasy, Moonheart (1984). This limited signed edition includes an introduction by the author and six gorgeous full-color illustrations by Charles Vess. (Subterranean [], $75 506p ISBN 1-59606-021-2)

Admirers of Jeffrey Thomas's acclaimed weird SF collection, Punktown (2000), will embrace this expanded edition, which adds eight stories and one poem to the original nine tales. Michael Marshall Smith provides an introduction. (Prime [], $29.95 224p ISBN 1-894815-74-2)

At the start of Gary A. Braunbeck's harrowing horror novella, In the Midnight Museum, janitor Martin Tyler wakes up in a mental hospital after a failed suicide attempt. Martin's road to recovery climaxes in an unforgettable visit to the nightmarish Midnight Museum. (Necessary Evil [], $35 128p ISBN 0-9753635-1-4)