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Books Received Archive Archive...

Some of these books are currently out with reviewers, but most are the books we've received that are unlikely to be reviewed. Usually this is simply because they haven't appealed to any of our reviewers (sometimes for obvious reasons...).

  • The Way of the Rose: Everien Book Three by Valery Leith
    (Gollancz, £9.99, 415 pages, trade paperback, also available in hardback, published 15 November 2001, received 8 November 2001. Gollancz, £6.99, 452 pages, mass market paperback, published January 2003.)
    "The final volume of the Everien trilogy." [status: available with book two]
  • The Riddled Night: Everien Book Two by Valery Leith
    (Gollancz, £6.99, 516 pages, paperback, published in paperback 8 November 2001, received 8 November 2001.)
    "...takes you ever further into one of the most original and truly magic realms ever imagined." [status: available with book three]
  • Sideshow by Sheri S Tepper
    (Gollancz, £6.99, 482 pages, paperback, published 5 December 2002, received 4 December 2002.)
    "Barbaric customs and bizarre human cults are preserved on the planet Elsewhere. The rest of the universe has been taken over by the Hobbs Land Gods, which means that everyone alive, with the exception of the people on Elsewhere, lives in perfect harmony with nature and with each other... The time has come to ask the Big Question: what is the destiny of man?" [status: available]
  • A Plague of Angels by Sheri S Tepper
    (Gollancz, £6.99, 559 pages, paperback, first published 1993, this edition published 5 December 2002, received 4 December 2002.)
    "Atop a twisting, canyon-climbing road, a witch lurks in a fortress built strong to keep out dragons and ogres. In another part of the countryside, a young orphan is maturing into a beautiful woman in the enchanted village that is her home. Somewhere nearby, a young man is seeking adventure after running away from his family's small farm..." [status: available]
  • Child of the Prophesy: Book Three of the Sevenwaters Trilogy by Juliet Marillier
    (HarperCollins, £6.99, 577 pages, paperback, first published 2002, this edition published 6 January 2003, received 29 November 2002. Large format paperback, £11.99, 577 pages, published 2 April 2002, received 25 February 2002.)
    "Raised on an isolated cove on the beautiful Kerry coast, Fainne's childhood is a lonely one... Soon, though, her world will be changed forever. Her grandmother, the renowned and feared sorceress Oonagh, enters her life..." [status: available]
  • Cape Wrath by Paul Finch
    (Telos, £8.00, 121 pages, paperback, published 31 October 2002, received 15 November 2002.)
    "An ancient energy lies dormant in the rocks of Craeghatir. Even buried deep, its uncanny influence has reached out over the centuries to cause terror and madness. But now people have come here with picks and shovels. They intend to dig, to discover ... and an unstoppable force is set to be unleashed." [status: with reviewer]
  • Beyond the Gate: the Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Stargate SG 1 by Keith Topping
    (Telos, £9.99, 283 pages, paperback, published 1 November 2002, received 15 November 2002.)
    "In Beyond the Gate, the only guide you need to the Stargate universe, acclaimed author Keith Topping assesses the series... presenting as much information about the show as can be crammed into this extensive and comprehensive guide." [status: with reviewer]
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy / The Restaurant at the End of Universe / Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams
    (Gollancz, £5.99 each, 178, 196 and 184 pages, hardback, first published 1979, 1908 and 1982, these editions published 21 November 2002, received 13 November 2002.)
    "Now, Gollancz publish this trilogy in a smart hardback format, ideal for carrying in your battered briefcase or overflowing handbag, and ideal for those stocking fillers at Christmas, or, in fact, any time of year." [status: with reviewer]
  • To Ride Hell's Chasm by Janny Wurts
    (Voyager, £18.99, 483 pages, hardback, published 2 December 2002, received 5 November 2002.)
    "When Princess Anja fails to appear at her betrothal banquet, the tiny, peaceful kingdom of Sessalie is plunged into intrigue... Two warriors are charged with recovering the distraught king's beloved daughter: Taskin, Commander of the Royal Guard... and Mykkael, the rough-hewn newcomer who has won the post of Captain of the Garrison..." [status: available]
  • Murder in LaMut: Legends of the Riftwar Book 2 by Raymond E Feist and Joel Rosenburg
    (Voyager, £11.99, 323 pages, trade paperback, published 2 December 2002, received 5 November 2002. Hardback, £17.99, 324 pages, published 5 June 2002, received 1 June 2002.)
    "Durine, Kethol and Pirojil are three mercenaries who have spent twenty years fighting other people's battles: against the Tsurani, and the Bugs and the goblins... but then they are given an assignment that seems, on the surface, like cushy work - to protect a lady and her husband and deliver them to the city of LaMut..." [status: available]
  • The Drawing of the Dark: Fantasy Masterworks 33 by Tim Powers
    (Gollancz, £6.99, 328 pages, paperback, first published 1979, this edition published 14 November 2002, received 24 October 2002.)
    "When Brian Duffy, an ageing soldier of fortune, is recruited in Venice by a strange old man to work as a bouncer in Vienna at an inn where the famous Herzwesten beer is brewed, everything seems straightforward. But his journey is far from it..." [status: available]
  • Shadow Black by Tom Arden
    (Big Engine, £8.99, 299 pages, trade paperback, published October 2002, received 22 October 2002.)
    "England, 1955. Harriet Locke accepts an invitation to the seaside mansion of Shadow Black...Her life is about to change, and change forever, in a household of bizarre characters bound together by ties of deceit, lust and half-truths." [status: available]
  • The Devil in Green: Book 1 of The Dark Age by Mark Chadbourn
    (Gollancz, £10.99, 358 pages, trade paperback, published 31 October 2002, received 19 October 2002.)
    "Humanity has emerged, blinking from the Age of Misrule into a world substantially changed: cities lie devastated, communications are limited, anarchy rages across the land. Society has been thrown into a new Dark Age where superstitions hold sway..." [status: available]
  • Requiem For the Sun: The Sequel to the Rhapsody Trilogy by Elizabeth Haydon
    (Gollancz, £12.99, 436 pages, hardback, published 17 October 2002, received 19 October 2002.)
    "When the Dowager Empress dies, along with her successor, the instability of this mountainous, forbidding land allows for the rise of a new evil, igniting the spark of war that will threaten to overwhelm the known world." [status: available]
  • The Crippled Angel: The Crucible Book 3 by Sara Douglass
    (HarperCollins, £7.99, 455 pages, paperback, published 4 November 2002, received 11 October 2002.)
    "The church is loosing its grip; not only are the heresies raging out of control, but more and more priests are speaking out against the Roman church...The order of the church is dissolving into chaos..." [status: available]
  • The Usurper's Crown: Book Two of the Isavalta Trilogy by Sarah Zettel
    (Voyager, £11.99, 531 pages, trade paperback, published 4 November 2002, received 11 October 2002.)
    "As the daughter of a simple fisherman on the shores of Lake Superior, Ingrid Loftfield's life has so far been unremarkable... Then she meets Avanasy, and is initiated into an unimagined world of magic and intrigue..." [status: available]
  • Blood and Honour by Simon R Green
    (Gollancz, £6.99, 316 pages, paperback, first published 1993, this edition published 10 October 2002, received 20 September 2002.)
    "In Castle Midnight, where the Real and the Unreal meet, the King lies murdered, his three sons ready themselves to do battle for the throne... A mixture of murder, magic and mayhem from the best-selling author of the Deathstalker books." [status: available]
  • Tales From Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin
    (Orion, £10.99, 296 pages, hardback, first published in USA 2001, this edition published 22 October 2002, received 20 September 2002.)
    "Here, collected together for the first time, are five magical tales of Earthsea, the fantastical realm created by a master storyteller that has held readers enthralled for more than three decades." [status: with reviewer]
  • Drenai Tales: Volume Three by David Gemmell
    (Bantam Press, £12.99, 944 pages, trade paperback, published 3 October 2002, received 16 September 2002.)
    "Gathered together for the first time in one magnificent volume, three of the very finest of David Gemmell's best-selling Drenai Tales... The Legend of Deathwalker, Winter Warriors and Hero in the Shadows... with new introductions by the author." [status: available]
  • The Lightstone 2: The Silver Sword by David Zindell
    (HarperCollins, £6.99, 452 pages, paperback, first published 2001, this edition published 7 October 2002, received 13 September 2002.)
    "Valashu Elahad, wielding a magical sword, crosses the Dragon Channel to reach at last the land of Morjin's dark terror... The horrors of Morjin's underground fastness in the White Mountains will surely destroy Valashu's sanity. The Lightstone will be Morjin's, no matter who finds it first." [status: available]
  • From the Dust Returned: A Family Remembrance by Ray Bradbury
    (Earthlight, £6.99, 204 pages, paperback, first published 2001, this edition published 4 September 2002, received 29 August 2002.)
    "Forget about American suburbia; forget about the Addams family. Come and meet the strangest family ever to surface from our transatlantic cousins - the Elliot family. ..And there are many more characters and tales in From the Dust Returned - a fairytale, a dream, and an extremely enjoyable boundary crossing novel." [status: with reviewer]
  • The Broken Sword: Fantasy Masterworks 32 by Poul Anderson
    (Gollancz, £6.99, 724 pages, paperback, first published 1954, this edition published 12 September 2002, received 27 August 2002.)
    "Thor has broken the sword Tyrfing so that it cannot strike at the roots of Yggdrasil, the tree that binds together earth, heaven and hell. But now the mighty sword is needed again to save the elves in the war against the trolls..." [status: available]
  • Always Forever: Book Three of The Age of Misrule by Mark Chadbourn
    (Gollancz, £6.99, 559 pages, paperback, this edition published 12 September 2002, received 27 August 2002. Victor Gollancz, £10.99, 452 pages. Trade paperback; 30 September 2001; received 27 September 2001. Hardback also available, £17.99.)
    Darkest Hour: Book Two of The Age of Misrule
    by Mark Chadbourn
    (Victor Gollancz, £9.99, 467 pages. Mass market paperback, 30 September 2001, received 27 September 2001. Trade paperback; 19 October 2000; received 2 October 2000. Hardback also available, £16.99.)
    "...the stunning continuation/conclusion of a powerful dark fantasy saga by one of Britain's most acclaimed young writers." [status: all three volumes available]
  • Destiny: Book Three of the Rhapsody Trilogy by Elizabeth Haydon
    (Gollancz, £6.99, 558 pages, paperback, published 12 September 2002, received 27 August 2002. £10.99, 558 pages, trade paperback, also available as hardback, priced £12.99, published 24 January 2002, received 14 January 2002.)
    "The triumphant conclusion to the Rhapsody trilogy that has introduced three of the strongest and best-loved characters in fantasy in recent years." [status: available]
  • Tourniquet Heart edited by Christopher C Teague
    (Pendragon Press, $15.00, 223 pages, trade paperback, published September 2002, received 25 August 2002.)
    "Love stories. They're always saccharine; sweetly innocent. And with a happy ending. But not in Tourniquet Heart...an anthology of love stories that display the darker, twisted, nastier side of affection..." [status: with reviewer]
  • The Art of Rowena by Rowena Morrill, text by Doris Vallejo
    (Paper Tiger, £14.99, 109 pages, trade paperback, first published 2000, this edition published 19 September 2002, received 24 August 2002.)
    "The Art of Rowena is a stunning new collection of the work of Rowena Morrill, one of the most respected and successful female fantasy artists. Known for her polished, sensuous portrayals of fairytale worlds and their creatures...Text by accomplished author, Doris Vallejo, provides a fascinating insight into Rowena's paintings and her creative process." [status: available]
  • Barry Trotter and the Shameless Parody by Michael Gerber
    (Gollancz, £6.99, 274 pages, hardback, published 19 September 2002, received 22 August 2002.)
    "An affectionate send-up of the first four books in the Potter series, Barry Trotter is written for both Potter-maniacs and people who are sick to death of the youthful wizard and his pals...There are slyly affectionate digs at the books themselves but Gerber's main scorn is directed at the monster that the Harry Potter franchise has become." [status: available]
  • New York Blues: Volume Two of the Virex Trilogy by Eric Brown
    (Gollancz, £5.99, 309 pages, paperback, published 12 September 2002, received 22 August 2002.)
    "Hal Halliday is just another of the lost, crowding the streets of New York, mired in a 21st Century that is going nowhere. His business partner is dead, and Hal is keeping their missing persons business going without really knowing why. When a holodrama star approaches Hal to find her missing sister Hal is drawn into the world of dreams set up by VR magnate Sergio Mantoni..." [status: with reviewer]
  • Memories of Ice: Malazan Book Of The Fallen 3 by Stephen Erikson
    (Bantam Press, £10.99, 898 pages, trade paperback; published 6 December 2001; received 4 November 2001. Mass market paperback, £6.99, 1187 pages, published with different subtitle - Memories of Ice: A Tale of the Malazan Book of the Fallen - 3 October 2002, received 19 August 2002.)
    "Marking the return of many key characters from Gardens of the Moon and introducing a host of remarkable new players..." [status: available with volume 2]
  • Twin Visions by Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell
    (Paper Tiger, £20.00, 128 pages, hardback, published 31 July 2002, received 16 August 2002.)
    "This unique collection of over 120 fantasy paintings by Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell takes us into a magical universe, otherwise visited only in our dreams" [status: available]
  • Fallen Angel by Kim Wilkins
    (Gollancz, £6.99, 552 pages, paperback, published 29 August 2002 received 2 August 2002.)
    "Sophie Black is a journalist who doesn't believe anything she can't see. But all that changes when her latest interviewee starts telling her a tale of time gone by, a tale that Sophie can't seem to get out of her head...Set against the twin backdrops of the modern urban scene and bustle and colour of Restoration London, Fallen Angel is a tale of angels and devils, art and lies, and sibling rivalry dangerously out of control." [status: with reviewer]
  • Brightly Burning by Mercedes Lackey
    (Gollancz, £6.99, 406 pages, paperback, published 8 August 2002, received 31 July 2002.)
    "The Kingdom of Valdemar faces war, but only one person can save the country: a young man with a gift so terrifying that even the Heralds, the country's magical protectors, fear him...This is a stunning stand-alone fantasy set in Mercedes Lackey's popular world of Valdemar" [status: available]
  • Debt of Bones by Terry Goodkind
    (Gollancz, £4.99, 116 pages, paperback, first published 1998, this edition published 8 August 2002, received 31 July 2002.)
    "This short novel acts as an essential curtain raiser to Goodkind's bestselling Sword of Truth series...illustrated by renowned cover artist Keith Parkinson, Debt of Bones is destined to be a classic cherished by generations to come." [status: available]
  • The Illustrated Man: Voyager Classics 33 by Ray Bradbury
    (Voyager, £8.99, 239 pages, paperback, first published 1952, this edition published 19 August 2002, received 26 July 2002.)
    "An astonishing fusion of science fiction, fantasy and horror, the tales are placed within an ingenious framework story about a man whose entire body is covered with exotic living tattoos." [status: available]
  • Cloven Hooves: Voyager Classics 30 by Megan Lindholm
    (Voyager, £8.99, 360 pages, paperback, first published 1991, this edition published 19 August 2002, received 26 July 2002.)
    "Growing up unwanted and untamed in Alaska's wild country, Evelyn found refuge in the depths of the forest...Maturity brings unexpected happiness: a husband and a son. But this short trip into normality comes to a shattering end and Evelyn's real journey begins..." [status: available]
  • The Sapphire Rose: Voyager Classics 35 by David Eddings
    (Voyager, £8.99, 651 pages, paperback, first published 1991, this edition published 19 August 2002, received 26 July 2002.)
    "The Sapphire Rose is the concluding volume of The Elenium, a masterful epic fantasy...Eddings's storytelling gifts are exploited to the full as he deftly concludes a complex plot and creates an enchanting tale filled with magic, adventure, comedy and romance." [status: available]
  • Nightchild: Book Three of the Chronicles of the Raven by James Barclay
    (Victor Gollancz, £9.99, 432 pages, trade paperback; published 19 July 2001; received 4 July 2001. Mass market paperback, £6.99, published July 2002, received 12 July 2002.)
    "There is a new power coming... It is the power of the land and it has manifested itself in Lyanna, a five year old girl." [status: available]
  • Guardians of the Lost: Book Two of the Sovereign Stone Trilogy by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
    (Voyager, £7.99, 676 pages paperback, published 15 July 2002, received 2 July 2002.)
    "Missing for generations, the lost portion of the Sovereign Stone has finally been recovered by the last human Dominion Lord, who entrusts it to young Bashae...But the immortal dark prince, Dagnarus, has learned of the Stone's discovery and is determined to gain its power for himself..." [status: available]
  • Luck of the Wheels: Book Four of the Ki and Vandien Quartet by Megan Lindholm
    (Voyager, £6.99, 408 pages, paperback, published 1 July 2002, received 2 July 2002.)
    "Gypsy traders Ki and Vandien should have realised the money was too good to be true. Three georns and a full orn to be paid on arrival... The cargo, however, turned out to be human; a boy called Goat, and his family seemed just a little bit too anxious to be rid of him." [status: available]
  • Black Gods and Scarlet Dreams: Fantasy Masterworks 31 by CL Moore
    (Gollancz, £6.99, 438 pages, paperback, first published 1969 published 11 July 2002, received 28 June 2002.)
    "Jirel of Joiry and Northwest Smith are CL Moore's greatest creations and she used them not only to spin spellbinding tales but also to explore the mysteries of the human psyche." [status: available]
  • Down Among the Dead Men by Simon R Green
    (Gollancz, £6.99, 221 pages. paperback , first published 1993, reissued 11 July 2002 received 28 June 2002.)
    "There is a part of the Forest where it is always night, where the tall trees bow together to shut out the light. Men call it the Darkwood. The border fort on the edge of the Darkwood had been built to keep the peace. So far it had, but after delivery of a large consignment of gold it falls silent, answering neither natural nor supernatural communication..." [status: available]
  • The Power that Preserves: Third Volume of The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever: Voyager Classics 31 by Stephen Donaldson
    (Voyager, £8.99, 573 pages, paperback, first published 1977, published 17 June 2002, received 1 June 2002.)
    "Covenant returns to the Land, the strange other-world where magic works, to find it ravaged by Lord Foul's armies. The Lords of Revelstone are besieged and helpless, and Foul's victory seems certain. Only Covenant can avert it.." [status: available]
  • The Ruby Knight: Book Two of the Elenium: Voyager Classics 32 by David Eddings
    (Voyager, £8.99, 444 pages, paperback, first published 1990, published 17 June 2002, received 1 June 2002.)
    "Ehlana, young Queen of Elenia, clings to life by a thread, preserved within a diamond-like block of crystal conjured by the sorceress Sephrenia...Only one thing is powerful enough to save Ehlana - the Bhelliom, an exquisite and magical jewel that has been lost for centuries..." [status: available]
  • Only Forward: Voyager Classics 36 by Michael Marshall Smith
    (Voyager, £8.99, 310 pages, paperback, first published 1994, published 17 June 2002, received 1 June 2002.)
    "Stark is the hero the future is waiting for - God help it. He's smart, alarmingly cool, and has immaculate taste in shirts...But in a world where the past and the future, dreams and reality, meet and have a fist-fight, Stark's life is about to get very complicated indeed." [status: available]
  • The Bone Doll's Twin: Book 1 of the Tamir Triad by Lynn Flewelling
    (Voyager, £6.99, 438 pages, paperback, published 17 June 2002, received 1 June 2002.)
    "King Erius ...began killing off his female relatives to safeguard his power. Then plague, drought and famine spread throughout Skala. When Erius's sister gives birth to twins, a boy and a girl, the wizard Iya knows what she must do..." [status: available]
  • Imagined Slights by James Lovegrove
    (Gollancz, £6.99, 275 pages, paperback, published 20 June 2002, received 20 May 2002.)
    "...a collection of thirteen short stories...Brought together for the first time, some previously published, others brand new... James Lovegrove has created a entrancing vision of a world where the mundane is touched by magic." [status: with reviewer]
  • Blood Follows by Stephen Erikson
    (PS Publishing, £8.00, 90 pages, limited edition paperback, also available as limited edition hardback priced £25.00, published March 2002, received 14 May 2002.)
    "Brace yourself. You're about to enter the strangely compulsive world of Malazan, Stephen Erikson's magic-raddled creation. If you continue beyond this point, your life as a reader will never be quite the same again." [status: available]
  • Thraxas and the Dance of Death by Martin Scott
    (Orbit, £5.99, 252 pages, paperback, published 2 May 2002, received 11 May 2002.)
    "Death has come to the magical city of Turai, and not in a good way. Evil, silent and, er, evil it ploughs through the air like an undead farmer. Only Thraxas can stop it. When he wakes up. Round about teatime." [status: available]
  • The Dragon Waiting: Fantasy Masterworks 29 by John M Ford
    (Gollancz, £6.99, 358 pages, paperback, first published 1983, this edition 9 May 2002, received 26 April 2002.)
    "A mercenary, the exiled heir to the Byzantine throne, a young woman physician forced to flee Florence and a Welsh wizard, the nephew of Owain Gly Dwr, seem to have no common goals, but together they wage an intrigue-filled campaign against the might of Byzantium, striving to secure the English throne for Richard, Duke of Gloucester, and make him Richard III." [status: available]
  • Mistress of the Catacombs: Book Four of Lord of the Isles by David Drake
    (Gollancz, £6.99, 636 pages, paperback, published 9 May 2002, received 26 April 2002.)
    "For the first time in a thousand years the Kingdom of the Isles has a government and a real ruler; Prince Garric of Haft. But Garric now faces enemies who wish not only to destroy his kingdom but all humanity. Garric, not of his time, and Cashel, not of this world, must join together to face armageddon." [status: available]
  • The Limbreth Gate: Book Three of the Ki and Vandien Quartet by Megan Lindholm
    (Voyager, £6.99, 360 pages, paperback, published 7 May 2002, received 23 April 2002.)
    "In the darkness beyond lives a bored and arrogant local god whose only obsession is collecting minds to manipulate and amuse himself with. He reveals to Ki the secrets of her past. Vandien attempts to free her from the god's enchantment. But Ki may be content to remain with the god forever..." [status: available]
  • Honoured Enemy: Legends of the Riftwar Book 1 by Raymond E Feist and William Forstchen
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £17.99, 323 pages, hardback; published 6 August 2001; received 2 July 2001. Mass market paperback, £6.99, 323 pages, published 7 May 2002; received 22 April 2002.)
    "Hartraft's Marauders, a crack band of Kingdom raiders, are a special unit designed to infiltrate and fight behind enemy lines." [status: available]
  • The Wyrdest link: a Terry Pratchett Discworld Quizbook by David Langford
    (Gollancz, £6.99, 211 pages, paperback, published 25 April 2002, received 20 April 2002.)
    "For all those hardcore Discworld fans here is the ultimate challenge - a new book testing the depths of your knowledge. Are you a true fan? How many questions can you answer?" [status: available]
  • Dark Thane: Book Two of the Last Clansman by Miller Lau
    (Earthlight, £7.99, 548 pages, paperback, published 2002, received 10 April 2002.)
    "Only Duncan knows that the rule of the twin thanes - Tristan and Regan - will be founded on a lie. But, until the arrival of the mysterious Jahl, the echoes of Corvus' malice are safely contained within the soul and dreams of Regan..." [status: available]
  • Through the Darkness: The Third Book in the Darkness Series by Harry Turtledove
    (Earthlight, £6.99, 514 pages, paperback, published 4 April 2002, received 10 April 2002.)
    "In Through the Darkness...Harry Turtledove returns to a world where war ravages all, where proud peoples are herded into camps to die; where brave soldiers are doomed to die...This isn't World War Two as we know it - this is Turtledove's own take on modern history, blended with a fantasy setting." [status: available]
  • Eon: SF Masterworks 50 by Greg Bear
    (Gollancz, £6.99, 502 pages, paperback, first published 1985, this edition 11 April 2002, received 8 April 2002.)
    "Above our planet hangs a hollow Stone, vast as the imagination of Man. The inner dimensions are at odds with the outer: there are different chambers to be breached, some even containing deserted cities. The furthest chamber contains the greatest mystery ever to confront the Stone's scientists..." [status: available]
  • Worlds by Joe Haldeman
    (Gollancz collectors' edition, £9.99, 237 pages, paperback, first published 1955, this edition 18 April 2002, received 8 April 2002.)
    "Towards the end of the twenty-first century 41 worlds, small satellites with a total population of half a million, orbit the Earth, which has seen many changes, not least of which is a second revolution in America. Marianne O'Hara, a brilliant political sciences student, is from New York, a hollowed out asteroid and the largest of the Worlds, but is to spend a year on Earth as a postgraduate student...Marianne unwittingly finds herself caught up with a group of fanatics determined on a third revolution in America..." [status: available]
  • Orthe: Chronicles of Carrick V by Mary Gentle
    (Gollancz, £9.99, 979 pages, paperback, published 11 April 2002, received 6 April 2002.)
    "Together for the first time: Mary Gentle's classic tales of Orthe: Golden Witchbreed and Ancient Light, and the short story The Crystal Sunlight, the Bright Air. The distant world of Orthe is littered with spectacular remnants of the Golden Empire, an ancient and technologically advanced civilisation extinct for two thousand years. Now their Orthean descendants have turned away from the technology which nearly destroyed them..." [status: available]
  • The Saints of the Sword - Tyrants and Kings, Book Three by John Marco
    (Victor Gollancz, £12.99, 545 pages, trade paperback; hardback also available, £17.99; published 19 April 2001; received 11 April 2001. Mass market paperback, £7.99, 751 pages, published 14 March 2002; received 18 March 2002.)
    "John Marco's epic fantasy of dark magic and bitter conflict draws to a triumphant conclusion with a naive young prince and a war-weary soldier holding the key to the future." [status: available]
  • The Windsingers: Book 2 of the Ki and Vandien Quartet by Megan Lindholm
    (Voyager, £5.99, 392 pages, paperback, published 18 March 2002, received 15 March 2002.)
    "...in order to save Vandien from his doomed treasure hunt within the storm-sung sea, Ki accidently risks the wrath of the Windsingers, a mysterious female cult with the terrible power to manipulate the weather and bestow disaster or fortune upon anyone they choose..." [status: available]
  • Dragonmaster1: Storm of Wings by Chris Bunch
    (Orbit, £9.99, 409 pages, large format paperback, published 4 April 2002, received 14 March 2002.)
    "The land between the volatile kingdoms of Deraine, Sagene and Roche is ruled by the sword and by the outlaw. But the schemes of men and nations hold scant interest for Hal Kailas. For him, the only true power in the world is that of the dragons..." [status: available]
  • Scion of Cyador: Book 11 in the Saga of Recluse by LE Modesitt Jr
    (Orbit, £7.99, 819 pages, paperback, published 4 April 2002, received 14 March 2002.)
    "...with all of Cyad in upheaval over the death of the emperor... Deadly political infighting threatens the future of the empire - and only Lorn may be able to save it." [status: available]
  • A Fortress of Grey Ice: Book Two of Sword of Shadows by JV Jones
    (Orbit, £17.99, 654 pages, hardback, published 4 April 2002, received 14 March 2002.)
    "The War to end all Wars is coming. The Long Night has begun and the Endlords are stirring in their eternal prison..." [status: available]
  • Ravenheart: A Novel of the Rigante by David Gemmell
    (Corgi, £6.99, 507 pages, paperback, published 4 April 2002, received 12 March 2002.)
    "In a perilous land...hopes are pinned on two men: Jaim Grymauch, the giant Rigante fighter... and Kaelin Ring, a youth whose deadly talents will earn him the enmity of all Varlish... The third in the compelling Rigante series..." [status: available]
  • The Emperor of Dreams: Fantasy Masterworks 26 by Clark Ashton Smith
    (Gollancz, £7.99, 580 pages, paperback, published 14 March 2002, received 12 March 2002.)
    "For the first time ever, this volume encompasses Clark Ashton Smith's entire career as a writer...he left behind a unique legacy of fantasy fiction which is a imaginative and decadent today as when it was first published ..." [status: available]
  • Lyonesse: Suldrun's Garden: Fantasy Masterworks 27 by Jack Vance
    (Gollancz, £6.99, 436 pages, paperback, published 14 March 2002, received 12 March 2002.)
    "Political intrigue, magic, war, adventure and romance are interwoven in a rich and sweeping tale..." [status: with reviewer]
  • The Mystic Rose: The Celtic Crusades Book 111 by Stephen Lawhead
    (Voyager, £6.99, 502 pages, paperback, published 18 March 2002, received 9 March 2002.)
    "The Mystic Rose delivers a powerful and moving climax to the epic tale of one family fighting for its faith during one of the bloodiest periods in our history" [status: available]
  • The Mabinogion translated by Lady Charlotte Guest, illustrated by Alan Lee
    (HarperCollins, £14.99, 355 pages, trade paperback, published 4 March 2002, received 25 February 2002.)
    "The Mabinogion is universally recognised as the finest arc of Celtic mythology in existence. The twelve stories hail from an oral tradition dating back to the tenth century... This sumptuous new edition contains the definitive translation of the work by Lady Charlotte Guest, the first, and undoubtedly the most accessible, of those published." [status: with reviewer]
  • Interstellar: A Series of Science Fiction Stories by Adrian Holland (Amazola, £not advised, small paperback, published 2001, received 6 November 2001 and 13 February 2002. Also available on CD.)
    1: Temporal Distortion
    (57 pages)
    2: Cascade
    (58 pages)
    3: Helter-Skelter
    (54 pages)
    4: Flight 13
    (53 pages)
    5: Premonition
    (50 pages)
    "An exciting new range of science fiction adventure stories." [status: available]
  • The One Kingdom: The Swans' War Book 1 by Sean Russell
    (Orbit, £6.99, 714 pages, paperback, published 7 March 2002, received 9 February 2002.)
    "With wonderful storytelling, great characters and a world as engrossing as any in the fantasy genre, a major new epic begins in The One Kingdom." [status: available]
  • My Hero / Who's Afraid of Beowulf: The Second Omnibus by Tom Holt
    (Orbit, £7.99, 566 pages, paperback, published 7 March 2002, received 9 February 2002.)
    "Two hilarious comic fantasies in one volume! again!" [status: available]
  • Lord Foul's Bane: Voyager Classics 23 by Stephen Donaldson
    (Harper Collins, £7.99, 529 pages, paperback, published 18 February 2002, received 7 February 2002.)
    "With irresistible narrative sweep, full of scenic grandeur, fabulous myth and fascinating characters, Stephen Donaldson has created a richly-conceived world of magical adventure." [status: available]
  • The Time Ships: Voyager Classics 21 by Stephen Baxter
    (Harper Collins, £7.99, 629 pages, paperback, published 18 February 2002, received 7 February 2002.)
    "Written to celebrate the centenary of the publication of HG Wells' classic story The Time Machine, Stephen Baxter's stunning sequel is an outstanding work of imaginative fiction." [status: available]
  • The Inheritance by Christopher Stires
    (The Fiction Works, $6.95; eBook: all formats; published July 2001; details received February 2002.)
    "What would you want if you could have your every wish...whim...and desire? Jess claiborne is about to find out." [status: available]
  • Neverness: Voyager Classics 24 by David Zindell
    (Voyager, £7.99, 685 pages, paperback, published 18 February 2002, received 1 February 2002.)
    "A romantic science fiction epic, related in evocative language that turns mathematics into poetry, it tells of a quest for knowledge of mythic proportions, spanning the universe and the human psyche." [status: available]
  • The Silmarillion: Voyager Classics 22 by JRR Tolkien
    (Voyager, £7.99, 304 pages, paperback, published 18 February 2002, received 31 January 2002.)
    "The Silmarillion is JRR Tolkien's epic legendary precursor to The Lord of the Rings. He began writing it long before The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings were published and continued to work on it all his life." [status: available]
  • Spirit of Independence: Book 1 of the Spirit Chronicles by Keith Rommel
    (Barclay Books, LLC, $14.95, paperback, 276 pages, published 2002, received 29 January 2002)
    "For as long as Heaven and Hell have dominated the minds of humanity, Heaven and Hell have been at war. Keith Rommel tackles the timeless question 'why?' in Spirit of Independence, a rollicking, outlandish novel that will change your (after)life." [status: available]
  • The Skies of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
    (Corgi, £6.99, 587 pages, paperback, published 7 February 2002, received 18 January 2002.)
    "A new age is dawning on Pern, for since the dragons have changed the orbit of the Red Star, the horrors of the Threadfall will soon be a thing of the past. But...further dangers are beginning to emerge." [status: available]
  • Downs-Lord Doomsday: Panel Three of the Downs-Lord Triptych by John Whitbourn
    (Earthlight, £6.99, 339 pages, paperback, published 4 February 2002, received 14 January 2002.)
    "...in this final instalment to this awe-inspiring trilogy, Thomas Blades, the venerable God-King broods in seclusion refusing to die. His own descendent, Guy Ambassador, travels among the bickering princedoms and warring states..." [status: available]
  • Harpy's Flight by Megan Lindholm
    (Voyager, £5.99, 312 pages, paperback, published 14 January 2002, received 11 January 2002.)
    "Devastated by the slaughter of her family and haunted by memories of her own violent revenge, Ki rejects the comfort of her husband's gypsy people and wants only to wander in solitude as an outcast...Harpy's Flight is a mesmerising tale of love, adventure and magic." [status: available]
  • The King of Dreams by Robert Silverberg
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £11.99, 514 pages, trade paperback; published 19 February 2001, received 23 January 2001. Mass market paperback, £6.99, 514 pages, paperback, published 14 January 2002, received 11 January 2002.)
    "At last Prestimion prepares to take his place in the subterranean Laybrinth where the Pontifex must dwell." [status: available; Book 1 of the series is also available]
  • Wanderers and Islanders by Steve Cockayne
    (Orbit, £9.99, 278 pages, trade paperback, published 7 February 2002, received 11 January 2002.)
    "An old man, a young boy and a magician. Three tales beautifully intertwine to create a wonderfully original story of magic and mystery, of secret pasts and forbidden futures - of wanderers and islanders." [status: with reviewer]
  • The Shadow Sorceress: Book Four of the Spellsong Cycle by LE Modesitt Jr.
    (Orbit, £6.99, 532 pages, paperback, published 7 February 2002, received 11 January 2002.)
    "LE Modesitt, Jr. returns to the world of Erde with a spectacular new sage in the epic Spellsong Cycle." [status: available]
  • The Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey
    (Gollancz, £9.99, 376 pages, trade paperback; published 18 January 2001, received 27 December 2000. Hardback also available, £16.99. Mass market paperback, Gollancz, £6.99, 376 pages, paperback, published 10 January 2002, received 4 January 2002.)
    "The story of Swan
    Lake has enchanted generations..." [status: available]
  • Spirit of the Stone: Book Two of The Shadowleague by Maggie Furey
    (Orbit, £7.99, 583 pages, paperback, published 17 January 2002, received 23 December 2001.)
    "Maggie Furey's spellbinding new fantasy in the magical world of Myrial continues." [status: available]
  • Hand of the King's Evil: Book Three of Outremer by Chaz Brenchley
    (Orbit, £7.99, 760 pages, paperback, published 17 January 2002, received 23 December 2001.)
    "The Kingdom of Outremer was forged from the hot blood and cold steel of battle but a fragile peace has come at last. Still, the threat of war stalks its borders and heresy lurks within, the poison seeping from its own renegade state of Surayon." [status: available]
  • Falling Sideways by Tom Holt
    (Orbit, £16.99, 406 pages, hardback, published 17 January 2002, received 23 December 2001.)
    "From the moment the first Homo Sapiens descended from the trees, possibly onto their heads, humanity has striven towards civilisation...It is a noble story, a triumph of intelligence over adversity and, of course, completely and utterly wrong." [status: available]
  • Nothing But Blue Skies by Tom Holt
    (Orbit, £5.99, 317 pages, paperback, published 17 January 2002, received 23 December 2001.)
    "There are very many reasons why British summers are either non-existant or, alternatively held on a Thursday ...but all of them are wrong, especially the scientific ones. The real reason why it rains perpetually from January 1st to December 31st (incl.) is, of course, irritable Chinese Water Dragons..." [status: available]
  • Travel Arrangements by M John Harrison
    (HarperCollins Flamingo, £6.99, 262 pages, paperback; first published 2000, this edition 19 November 2001; received 29 October 2001.)
    "His fourth collection of short stories." [status: available]
  • Gloriana - or, The Unfulfill'd Queen: Fantasy Masterworks 22 by Michael Moorcock
    (Victor Gollancz, £6.99, 368 pages, paperback; first published 1978; this edition 18 October 2001; received 11 October 2001.)
    "Gloriana rules an Albion whose empire embraces America and most of Asia ... Moorcock's masterly evocation of Gloriana's strange and secretive palace and of a vibrant London makes this one of his most powerful and memorable novels." [status: with reviewer]
  • Killer Asylum by David R Williams
    (Xlibris, 286 pages, trade paperback and e-book formats, US$18.96, published February 2002.)
    "Combining the dark visceral horror, complex protagonist and twisted villains of Silence of the Lambs with the nightmare surrealism of Naked Lunch and the tear-it-up action of Die Hard ... pumps fresh blood into the serial killer/profiler genre with this compelling and terrifying page turner." [status: available]
  • The Pillars of Creation: Sword of Truth 7 by Terry Goodkind
    (Gollancz, £17.99, 557 pages, hardback, published 6 December 2001, received 24 November 2001.)
    "Enter a world without rival. Discover breathtaking adventure and true nobility of spirit." [status: available]
  • The Second Book of Lankhmar: Fantasy Masterworks 24 by Fritz Leiber
    (Gollancz, £8.99, 694 pages, paperback, published 6 December 2001, received 24 November 2001.)
    "Witty and gripping, Fritz Leiber's Lankhmar books are among the best loved of all modern fantasies. ...The Second Book of Lankhmar includes the last three volumes of this highly enjoyable series."
    [status: available]
  • The Crystal Desert: Book 3 of the Guardian Cycle by Julia Gray
    (Orbit, £6.99, 566 pages, paperback, published 6 December 2001, received 9 November 2001.)
    "Terrel's destiny is far from clear. In exile from his home, he journeys through a hostile world, with only the spirits from an earlier life and his instincts to guide him." [status: available]
  • The Way Between Two Worlds: Volume Four of the View From the Mirror Quartet by Ian Irvine
    (Orbit, £7.99, 619 pages, paperback, published 6 December 2001, received 9 November 2001.)
    "...continues Ian Irvine's sweeping tale of magic and adventure. It is a story destined to become a classic work of fantasy." [status: available]
  • Obsidian Butterfly: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter 9 by Laurell K Hamilton
    (Orbit, £6.99, 585 pages, paperback, published 6 December 2001, received 9 November 2001.)
    "The ninth book in the New York Times best-selling Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series: sharp, sassy, sexy and bloody good fun." [status: available]
  • The Well of the Unicorn: Fantasy Masterworks 23 by Fletcher Pratt
    (Gollancz, £6.99, 338 pages, paperback, published 8 November 2001, received 8 November 2001.)
    "Colourful characters and swashbuckling adventures abound..." [status: available]
  • Sisterhood of the Blue Storm: Fourth Book of the Orokon by Tom Arden
    (Gollancz, £6.99, 698 pages, paperback, published 8 November 2001, received 8 November 2001.)
    "The latest instalment in this epic saga is a whirling fantasia of swashbuckling adventure..." [status: available]
  • Empress of the Endless Dream: Fifth Book of the Orokon by Tom Arden
    (Gollancz, £17.99, 448 pages, hardback, published 15 November 2001, received 8 November 2001.)
    "The final volume in the critically acclaimed flamboyant 18th Century Fantasy series." [status: available]
  • The Collected Ghost Stories of EF Benson by EF Benson
    (Robinson £7.99, 624 pages, paperback, published 22 November 2001; received 6 November 2001.)
    "Uniting a perfect chilling atmosphere and graceful literary style...This new edition of his collected stories is one book that no fan of Benson or of good storytelling can afford to miss." [status: available]
  • The Skinner by Neal Asher
    (Macmillan, provisional price £9.99, 474 pages, trade paperback; published 22 March 2002; uncorrected bound proof copy received 1 November 2001.)
    "On the planet Spatterjay arrive three travellers: Janer, brining the eyes of the hornet Hive mind ... Erlin ... and Sable Keech, with a vendetta he cannot abandon, though he himself has been dead for seven hundred years." [status: with reviewer]
  • SF Masterworks: The Ten Greatest Science Fiction Novels
    (all titles: Gollancz, £14.99, hardback; these editions published 25 October 2001; received 27 October 2001.)
    NB: this hardback series includes different titles and is numbered differently to the paperback SF Masterworks series.
    • Dune: SF Masterworks I by Frank Herbert
      (445 pages, hardback; first published 1965.) [status: available]
    • The Left Hand of Darkness: SF Masterworks II by Ursula Le Guin
      (248 pages, hardback; first published 1969.) [status: available]
    • The Man in the High Castle: SF Masterworks III by Philip K Dick
      (248 pages, hardback; first published 1962.) [status: already reviewed]
    • The Stars my Destination: SF Masterworks IV by Alfred Bester
      (258 pages, hardback; first published 1956.) [status: already reviewed]
    • A Canticle for Liebowitz: SF Masterworks V by Walter M Miller, Jr
      (355 pages, hardback; first published 1959.) [status: already reviewed]
    • Childhood's End: SF Masterworks VI by Arthur C Clarke
      (200 pages, hardback; first published 1954.) [status: available]
    • The Moon is a Harsh Mistress: SF Masterworks VII by Robert A Heinlein
      (382 pages, hardback; first published 1966.) [status: already reviewed]
    • Ringworld: SF Masterworks VIII by Larry Niven
      (288 pages, hardback; first published 1970.) [status: available]
    • The Forever War: SF Masterworks IX by Joe Haldeman
      (254 pages, hardback; first published 1974.) [status: already reviewed]
    • The Day of the Triffids: SF Masterworks X by John Wyndham
      (272 pages, hardback; first published 1951.) [status: already reviewed]
  • Shadows Fall by Simon R Green
    (Gollancz, £6.99, 506 pages, paperback; first published 1994, this edition 11 October 2001; received 16 October 2001.)
    "Shadows Fall is the place where all stories find their ending, all quests are concluded and every lost soul finds its way home at last ... But now Shadows Fall is under threat..." [status: available]
  • Thraxas and the Sorcerers by Martin Scott
    (Orbit, £5.99, 266 pages, paperback; published 1 November 2001; received 15 October 2001.)
    "It was your average kinda day in Turai. Elves were murdering Orcs, Orcs were murdering Elves, everyone was murdering Dwarves and anything that wasn't nailed to the floor had been stolen, fenced and then stolen again." [status: available]
  • Drenai Tales, volume one by David Gemmell
    (Orbit, 759 pages; £20.00, hardback; £12.99 trade paperback. First published as three separate volumes - Legend (1986), The King Beyond the Gate (1985) and Waylander (1986); this edition published 1 November 2001; received 15 October 2001.)
    "...have long been regarded as some of the greatest works of heroic fantasy." [status: with reviewer]
  • Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra by CS Lewis
    (Voyager Classics, £7.99, 400 pages, paperback; first published separately in 1938 and 1943; this edition 15 October 2001; received 2 October 2001.)
    "...the first two parts of CS Lewis's acclaimed Cosmic Trilogy." [status: with reviewer]
  • Shadowland by Peter Straub
    (Voyager Classics, £7.99, 478 pages, paperback; first published 1980; this edition 15 October 2001; received 2 October 2001.)
    "Echoes of fairytale an dmyth informa a complex and gripping narrative set in a world in which nothing is quite as it seems." [status: with reviewer]
  • Shadow of the Hegemon: Book Two of the Shadow saga by Orson Scott Card
    (Orbit, £6.99, 444 pages, paperback; first published 2000, this edition 4 October 2001; received 26 September 2001.)
    "Ender's destiny among the stars awaits him, but for his young army it is time to return to Earth. One by one, however, they are disappearing." [status: available]
  • Stone and Sun: Book Three of the Stone trilogy by Graham Edwards
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £5.99, 464 pages, paperback; published 1 October 2001; received 25 September 2001.)
    "Jonah Lightfoot discovers just how dangerous it is to wield power." [status: available]

  • Parable of the Sower by Octavia E Butler
    (The Women's Press, £6.99, 299 pages, paperback; first published 1993, this edition 1995; received 19 September 2001.)
    "...a horrifying vision of what might be." [status: with reviewer]
  • Sten 8: Empire's End by Chris Bunch and Allan Cole
    (Orbit, £6.99, 522 pages, paperback; first published 1993, this edition 4 October 2001; received 19 September 2001.)
    "Sten embarks on the ultimate treasure hunt: the search for the source of the Eternal Emperor's power." [status: this and Sten 7 available]
  • The Warrior's Bond: the fourth tale of Einarinn by Juliet E McKenna
    (Orbit, £6.99, 520 pages, paperback; published 4 October 2001; received 19 September 2001.)
    "As the distinction between good and evil becomes dangerously blurred and the threat of Elietimm magic persists, Ryshad's courage, resourcefulness and loyalty will be cruelly tested." [status: available]
  • The Treason of Dortrean: Book Two of The Arrandin Trilogy by Marcus Herniman
    (Earthlight, £5.99, 481 pages, paperback; published 15 October 2001; received 19 September 2001.)
    "...a tale of honour, war, loyalty and deceit in one of fantasy fiction's most strongly imagined settings." [status: available]
  • Omegatropic edited by Stephen Baxter
    (BSFA, £8.00, 160 pages, paperback, published 28 June 2001, received 18 September 2001. Hardback also available, £20.00)
    "...a collection of Baxter's nonfiction and fiction, some of it appearing for the first time." [status: with reviewer]

  • The Mammoth Book of Fantasy edited by Mike Ashley
    (Robinson, £6.99, 500 pages, paperback, published 27 September 2001, received 17 September 2001.)
    "...brings together the great masters and originators of the form ... through the great days of Robert E Howard and Michael Moorcock ... to today's craftsmen of fantasy." [status: with reviewer]

  • The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women edited by Stephen Jones
    (Robinson, £6.99, 624 pages, paperback, published 27 September 2001, received 14 September 2001.)
    "34 strange and erotic tales of vampires, created by some of supernatural fiction's greatest mistresses of the macabre." [status: with reviewer]

  • Rebel's Cage: Fourth Book of Elita by Kate Jacoby
    (Victor Gollancz, £10.99, 392 pages, trade paperback, published 27 September 2001, received 14 September 2001; hardback also available, £17.99.)
    "Combine[s] magic, politics and romance in a magnificent tale of betrayal and revenge." [status: available]

  • Mistress of Mistresses: Fantasy Masterworks 21 by ER Eddison
    (Victor Gollancz, £6.99, 401 pages, paperback; first published 1935; this edition 13 September 2001; received 13 September 2001.)
    "Like Tolkein's Middle Earth, Zimiamvia is a world which mirrors our own - but passions run stronger there, and life, love and treachery are epic in their intensity." [status: available]
  • Antrax: The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara, Book Two by Terry Brooks
    (Earthlight, £17.99, 375 pages, hardback; published 17 September 2001; received 12 September 2001.)
    "Long before Harry Potter ever played a single game of Quidditch, Terry Brooks led enchanted readers through the magical world of Shannara..." [status: available]
  • Hal Spacejock by Simon Haynes
    (Spacejock Software, paperback, Aus$15.95, 266 pages; published 2001; received 8 September 2001.)
    "Strap in and hold tight for this side-splitting rampage across the Galaxy... Short-listed fo rthe 2000 George Turner Prize." [status: available]
  • The Nameless Day by Sara Douglass
    (HarperCollins Voyager. Mass market paperback, £6.99, 584 pages; published 17 September 2001; received 6 September 2001. Trade paperback, £11.99, 584 pages; published 19 March 2001; received 19 February 2001.)
    "An exciting new historical fantasy from the author of the popular Axis Trilogy." [status: available]
  • Bored of the Rings by Henry N Beard and Douglas C Kenny of the Harvard Lampoon
    (Victor Gollancz, £6.99, 228 pages, small format hardback; first published 1969, this edition 20 September 2001; received 4 September 2001.)
    "'Buy this book and burn it.' At least that's what they said in America when Bored of the Rings was first published. Tolkien fans were outraged..." [status: available]
  • Empress by Ray Anthony
    (Ace, £6.99, 412 pages, paperback; published 17 August 2001; received 17 July 2001. Note: The UK-based Ace is not related to the US-based Ace, part of Penguin Putman.)
    "In the far distant future two women share the same destiny - to rule mankind." [status: available]
  • The Mammoth Book of Awesome Comic Fantasy edited by Mike Ashley
    (Robinson, £6.99, 528 pages, paperback; published 1 June 2001; received 17 May 2001.)
    "From Greek goddesses quashing insurrection among unruly classical mortals to stranded aliends escaping earth in a church and an intrepid time-traveller attempting to steal the universe, here is another enormous selection of bizarre comic fantasies..." [status: with reviewer]
  • The Obsidian Tower: Book Three of The Jewelfire Trilogy by Freda Warrington
    (Earthlight, £6.99, 708 pages, paperback; published 20 August 2001; received 16 August 2001.)
    "As this final volume of The Jewelfire Trilogy opens, all seems lost for the humans of Aventuria." [status: available]
  • The Songs of Distant Earth by Arthur C Clarke
    (Voyager Classics, £7.99, 238 pages, paperback; first published 1986; this edition 20 August 2001; received 15 August 2001.)
    "...a poignant and vivid account of doomsday and beyond." [status: available]
  • Weaveworld by Clive Barker
    (Voyager Classics, £7.99, 721 pages, paperback; first published 1987; this edition 20 August 2001; received 15 August 2001.)
    "...a book of visions and horrors, a story of quest, titanic struggles, of love and hope." [status: available]
  • The Wounded Hawk: The Crucible - Book Two by Sara Douglass
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £11.99, 610 pages, trade paperback; published 17 September 2001; received 14 August 2001.)
    "The Plague has passed and for a while it seems evil has been defeated... the Devil's minions have used the chaos created by the Black Death to scatter themselves across Europe." [status: available]
  • The Quest for Mars by Laurence Bergreen
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £6.99, 369 pages, paperback; published 3 September 2001; received 14 August 2001.)
    "...uniquely chronicles the exhilaration, the setbacks and the triumphs of the NASA scientists and their extraordinary mission." [status: available]
  • Revelation: Book Two of The Rai-Kirah by Carol Berg
    (Orbit, £10.99, 485 pages, trade paperback; first published 2000, this edition 6 September 2001; received 9 August 2001.)
    "Seyonne must choose between the survival of his family and the survival of his race." [status: available; Book 1 also available]
  • Sten 7: Vortex by Chris Bunch and Allan Cole
    (Orbit, £5.99, 403 pages, paperback; first published 1992, this edition 6 September 2001; received 9 August 2001.)
    "Quelling a civil war is nothing new for Sten, but as the war intensifies he begins to suspect that he is up against more than a mere local disturbance." [status: available]
  • Against the Odds: Book Seven of The Serrano Legacy by Elizabeth Moon
    (Orbit, £6.99, 548 pages, paperback; first published 2000, this edition 6 September 2001; received 9 August 2001.)
    "The explosive final volume. " [status: available]
  • The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien
    (Voyager Classics, three volumes at £7.99 each; 1137 pages, all three volumes' pages consecutively numbered; paperback; first published 1954-1955; these editions June-August 2001; received 23 June and 6 August 2001.)
    "...consistently acclaimed as the most popular and significant book of the twentieth century." [status: all three available]
  • Time and Again: Fantasy Masterworks 20 by Jack Finney
    (Victor Gollancz, £6.99, 399 pages, paperback; first published 1970; this edition 9 August 2001; received 4 August 2001.)
    "...one day Si steps out of his twentieth century, New York apartment and finds himself back in January 1882 ... all Si wants is to return..." [status: available]
  • The Fire Dragon: Book Three of The Dragon Mage by Katherine Kerr
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £16.99, 352 pages, hardback; published 2 October 2000; received 8 September 2000. Paperback, published 20 August 2001, 445 pages, £6.99, received 4 August 2001.)
    "Ancient hatreds, ancient wrongs - stronger than dwarven steel, their chains bind together Rhodry Maelwaedd, the mad berserker, and his blood-sworn enemy, Raena, shape-changer and prophet..." [status: available]
  • Lunar Laws, Lunar War and Lunar Renaissance - the Lunar series, by Joseth Moore
    (Infusionmedia Publishing, $9.95 each; 20 pages each; stapled paperback; published 2000, 2000, 2001; received 31 July 2001.)
    "Near to the middle of the 21st century an alliance of industrialised nations set out to build the first major lunar base... Much to the support crew's surprise, they find out that they are not alone on the Moon." [status: available]
  • Doctor Who: Regeneration - the story behind the revival of a television legend by Philip Segal with Gary Russell
    (HarperCollins Entertainment, £12.99, 162 pages, paperback; first published 2000, this edition 20 August 2001; received 19 July 2001.)
    "In 1996 over nine million people in Britain alone turned in to watch the rebirth of a television legend ... a strikingly detailed account of an adventure into a previously unexplored part of the Doctor Who universe." [status: available]
  • Transformation: Book One of The Rai-Kirah by Carol Berg
    (Orbit, £6.99, 506 pages, paperback; first published 2000, this edition 23 August 2001; received 16 July 2001.)
    "As the Empire begins negotiations for an alliance with the savage Khelid nation, a deadly menace stalks the corridors of the Prince's palace." [status: available]
  • A Storm of Swords - 2: Blood and Gold (Book Three, Part Two of A Song of Ice and Fire) by George RR Martin
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £6.99, 637 pages, paperback; published 6 August 2001; received 9 July 2001.)
    "Jon Snow has infiltrated the army of the King-Beyond-the-Wall in search of the Horn of Winter that Joramun blew." [status: available]
  • Noonshade: Book Two of the Chronicles of the Raven by James Barclay
    (Victor Gollancz, £6.99, 484 pages, paperback; first published 2000, this edition 21 July 2001; received 4 July 2001.)
    "An apocalyptic spell has been cast, an ancient evil banished. And now the land of Blaia, still riven by war, must live with the consequences." [status: available]
  • Guardians of the Lost: The Sovereign Stone Trilogy Book 2 by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £16.99, 578 pages, hardback; published 16 July 2001; received 3 July 2001.)
    "Many years have passed since Prince Dagnarus and Gareth unleashed the terrifying power of the Void magic upon Vinnengael..." [status: available]
  • Valis: SF Masterworks 43 by Philip K Dick
    (Victor Gollancz, £6.99, 271 pages, paperback; first published 1981; this edition 12 July 2001; received 27 June 2001.)
    "It was madness, pure and simple. But what if it were true?" [status: available]
  • Sten 6: The Return of the Emperor by Chris Bunch and Allan Cole
    (Orbit, £5.99, 344 pages, paperback; first published 1990; first UK edition 2 August 2001; received 26 June 2001.)
    "...to play his part, all Sten has to do is kill the five most powerful beings in the universe..." [status: available]
  • The Riddle-master's Game: Fantasy Masterworks 19 by Patricia A McKillip
    (Victor Gollancz, £8.99, 622 pages, paperback; first published in three separate volumes 1976-77; this edition 12 July 2001; received 25 June 2001.)
    "...a perilous quest, involving grave danger, to himself, his promised bride, his land and his people." [status: available]
  • Foundation by Isaac Asimov
    (Voyager Classics, £7.99, 234 pages, paperback; first published 1951; this edition June 2001; received 23 June 2001.)
    "...one of the great classics of science fiction." [status: available]
  • The Once and Future King by TH White
    (Voyager Classics, £7.99, 697 pages, paperback; first published 1939; this edition June 2001; received 23 June 2001.)
    "...the extraordinary freshness and intensity of the writing make this imaginative retelling of the Arthurian legend an abiding classic." [status: available]
  • Wolf's Brother by Megan Lindholm ("who also writes as Robin Hobb")
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £5.99, 236 pages, paperback; first published 1988; this edition 16 July 2001; received 23 June 2001.)
    "... two-part story of primitive magic set in an ancient and savage land." Part one also available. [status: available]
  • Dawn of a Dark Age: volume one of The Book of Man by Jane Welch
    (HarperCollins Voyager, paperback, £6.99, 548 pages, published 2 July 2001, received 20 June 2000.)
    "...a sacred artefact with the power to duplicate other magical objects has been lost." [status: available]
  • The Redemption of Althalus by David and Leigh Eddings
    (HarperCollins Voyager. Hardback, £17.99, 693 pages, published 3 July 2000, received 6 June 2000. Paperback, £7.99, 913 pages, published 2 July 2001, received 20 June 2000.)
    "...a completely new and self-contained epic ... set on the grandest scale in an entirely new, magical world." [status: available]
  • Acorna's World by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
    (Corgi, £5.99, 382 pages, paperback; published 5 July 2001; received 15 June 2001.)
    "Although she has made peace with her Linyaari heritage, Acorna knows that only by returning to the frozen stillness of space will she ever truly feel at home." [status: available]
  • The Bone Doll's Twin: Book 1 of the Tamír Triad by Lynn Flewelling
    (HarperColllins Voyager, £9.99, 438 pages, trade paperback; published 16 July 2001; received 14 June 2001.)
    "So long as the daugher of Thelátimos's line defends and rules, Skala shall never be subjugated." [status: with reviewer]
  • Peril's Gate: Alliance of Light, Book Three by Janny Wurts
    (HarperColllins Voyager, £17.99, 675 pages, hardback; published 16 July 2001; received 14 June 2001.)
    "Lysaer and his Alliance of Light have raised new forces and touched on the lore of blood magecraft to bring down Arithon, Master of Shadow." [status: available]
  • Next of Kin by Eric Frank Russell
    (Victor Gollancz SF Collectors' Editions, £9.99, 181 pages, paperback; first published 1959, this edition 12 June 2001; received 11 June 2001.)
    "Amusing, adventurous, fast-moving and razor sharp, it pokes good-natured fun at bone-headed and inflexible bureaucrats." [status: available]
  • The Way of Light: the Chronicles of Magravandias Book 3 by Storm Constantine
    (Victor Gollancz, £10.99, 408 pages, trade paperback; hardback also available, £17.99; published 28 June 2001; received 9 June 2001.)
    "...the great dragons of old, who rule the elements, are awoken from their timeless sleep, as the eternal conflict ... is played out through human avatars." [status: available]
  • Brightly Burning: The Legendary Story of Herald Lavan Firestorm by Mercedes Lackey
    (Victor Gollancz, £9.99, 406 pages, trade paperback; hardback also available, £16.99; published 21 June 2001; received 9 June 2001.)
    "A stunning stand-alone fantasy set in Mercedes Lackey's beautifully imagined world of Valdemar." [status: available]
  • A Storm of Swords -1: Steel and Snow (Book Three, Part One of A Song of Ice and Fire) by George RR Martin
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £6.99, 661 pages, paperback; published 4 June 2001; received 19 May 2001.)
    "The Seven Kingdoms are divided by blood feud as winter approaches like an angry beast..." [status: available]
  • The Space Trilogy by Arthur C Clarke
    (Victor Gollancz, £7.99, 506 pages, paperback; first published separately 1951-1955, this edition 31 May 2001; received 15 May 2001.)
    "Three classic and inspirational tales ... which have been out of print for far too long." Contains Islands in the Sky (1954), The Sands of Mars (1951) and Earthlight (1955) [status: available]
  • The Seedling Stars by James Blish
    (Victor Gollancz SF Collectors' Editions, £9.99, 185 pages, paperback; first published 1957, this edition 17 May 2001; received 15 May 2001.)
    "You didn't make an Adapted Man with just a wave of the hand. It involved an elaborate constellation of techniques, known collectively as pantropy..." [status: available]
  • Jem: SF Masterworks 41 by Frederik Pohl
    (Victor Gollancz, £6.99, 300 pages, paperback; first published 1979; this edition 10 May 2001; received 15 May 2001.)
    "The discovery of another habitable world might spell salvation to the three bitterly competing power blocs of the resource-starved 21st century..." [status: available]
  • Elric: Fantasy Masterworks 17 by Michael Moorcock
    (Victor Gollancz, £6.99, 416 pages, paperback; contents first published separately 1961-1965; this edition 10 May 2001; received 15 May 2001.)
    "Elric of Melniboné, the haunted, treacherous and doomed albino sorceror-prince, is one of the great creations of modern fantasy." [status: available]
  • The Rincewind Trilogy: a Discworld Omnibus by Terry Pratchett
    (Victor Gollancz, £16.99, 568 pages, hardback; contents first published separately 1988-1994; this edition 17 May 2001; received 14 May 2001.)
    "Rincewind is a wizard. At least, he is generally referred to as a wizard." Contains Sourcery (1988), Eric (1990) and Interesting Times (1994). [status: available]
  • The Reindeer People by Megan Lindholm ("who also writes as Robin Hobb")
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £5.99, 332 pages, paperback; first published 1988; this edition 21 May 2001; received 11 May 2001.)
    "...mesmerising two-part story of shaman magic set in the harsh wilderness of a prehistoric land." Part two also available. [status: available]
  • Painted Worlds by Jim Warren
    (Paper Tiger, £20.00, 112 pages, large format hardback; published 24 May 2001; received 8 May 2001.)
    "...sensual representations of love and nature, magnificent unicorns and celebrations of mother earth to portraits and surreal images hinting at horrors beneath." [status: available]
  • Mirage by Boris Vallejo (foreword and text by Nigel Suckling)
    (Paper Tiger, £14.99, large format paperback; first published 1982; this revised and expanded edition 24 May 2001; received 1 May 2001.)
    "...showcases bold and provocative paintings filled with images of strong men, sensual women, and ravenous beasts." [status: available]
  • Orphans of the Sky by Robert A Heinlein
    (Victor Gollancz SF Collectors' Editions, £9.99, 187 pages, paperback; first published 1963, this edition 19 April 2001; received 3 April 2001.)
    "The original purpose of the Ship's epic voyage has long been forgotten, and for generations the giant spaceship, lost between stars, is the only world the people aboard have known." [status: available]
  • The Eye of the Queen by Phillip Mann
    (Victor Gollancz SF Collectors' Editions, £9.99, 264 pages, paperback; first published 1982, this edition 19 April 2001; received 3 April 2001.)
    "The powerful and moving story of one man's gradual immersion in an utterly alien culture." [status: available]
  • Krondor: Tear of the Gods by Raymond E Feist
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £10.99, 372 pages, trade paperback; published 4 June 2001; received 30 April 2001. Mass market paperback, £6.99, 372 pages; published 3 December 2001; received 17 November 2001)
    "A raid upon the high seas signals an attack of unprecedented magnitude by the forces of darkness. " [status: available]
  • Priestess of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley and Diana L Paxson
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £6.99, 382 pages, paperback; published 21 May 2001; received 30 April 2001.)
    "With her mother's dying breath, Eilan, the fifth child of the High Priestess of Avalon, takes life." By Bradley and Paxson, despite what it says on the cover. [status: available]
  • The Conan Chronicles, Volume 2 - The Hour of the Dragon: Fantasy Masterworks 16 by Robert E Howard
    (Gollancz, £7.99, 575 pages, paperback; contents first published separately from 1932 onwards; this edition 26 April 2001; received 25 April 2001.)
    "Wielding his mighty sword, nothing could stand in the way of the barbarian warrior..." [status: available]
  • Decipher by Stel Pavlou
    (Earthlight, £12.99, 616 pages, hardback; published 8 May 2001; received 20 April 2001.)
    "There is a signal emanating from deep within the ice of Antarctica. Atlantis has awoken. Ancient monuments all over the world from the Pyramids of Giza, to Mexico to the ancient sites of China are reacting..." [status: available]
  • Icebones: Mammoth Book Three by Stephen Baxter
    (Victor Gollancz, £9.99, 280 pages, trade paperback; hardback also available, £16.99; published 19 April 2001; received 18 April 2001. Mass market paperback, £6.99, published February 2002.)
    "...see the genetically modified children of Silverhair finally inherit their home: a partially terraformed Mars." [status: with reviewer]
  • Talisker by Miller Lau
    (Earthlight, £6.99, 498 pages, paperback; published April 2001; received 12 April 2001.)
    "On the world of Sutra an ancient prophecy comes near to fruition, which will lead to further deaths in Scotland..." [status: with reviewer]
  • Blood Music: SF Masterworks 40 by Greg Bear
    (Gollancz, £6.99, 262 pages, paperback; first published 1985; this edition 12 April 2001; received 5 April 2001.)
    "Vergil Ulam's breakthrough in genetic engineering is considered too dangerous for further research. Rather than destroy his work, he injects himself with his creation and walks out of his lab." [status: with reviewer]
  • The Grand Design - Tyrants and Kings, Book Two by John Marco
    (Victor Gollancz, £9.99, 573 pages, trade paperback; hardback also available, £17.99; published 15 June 2000; received 12 June 2000. Mass market paperback, £6.99, 755 pages, published 12 April 2001; received 4 April 2001.)
    "From John Marco comes the epic sequel to his thrilling debut fantasy, The Jackal of Nar. An infamous warrior is once again caught between two irresistible forces, and his choice may change the world..." [status: available]
  • Flightless Falcon by Mickey Zucker Reichert
    (Victor Gollancz, £9.99, 323 pages, trade paperback; 19 October 2000; received 2 October 2000. Hardback also available, £16.99. Mass market paperback, £6.99, 323 pages, published 12 April 2001; received 4 April 2001.)
    "A riveting tale of growth and redemption set in a medieval fantasy world where nothing is quite as it seems." [status: available]

  • The Ring of Five Dragons: Volume One of the Pearl Saga by Eric Van Lustbader
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £17.99, 616 pages, hardback; published 17 April 2001; received 30 March 2001.)
    "In the same tradition as Frank Herbert's Dune series, and on the same grand scale, The Pearl Saga is a huge new fantasy set in a richly imagined world on the cusp of momentous change." [status: available]
  • Well of Darkness: Book 1 of the Sovereign Stone Trilogy by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £5.99, 599 pages, paperback; published 17 April 2001; received 30 March 2001.)
    "Dagnarus' hatred of his elder brother, Crown Prince Helmos, is equal only to his hunger to rule the kingdom of Vinnengrad." [status: available]
  • Alien Escape by David Wilson
    (iUniverse, US$9.95, Can$15.95, 79 pages, trade paperback; published 2000; received 29 March 2001.)
    "12th century serf Jon Oakely clings to the belief that the hideous creature that suddenly confronts him one night is a demon..." [status: available]
  • Courage of Falcons: The Secret Texts Book 3 by Holly Lisle
    (Gollancz, £10.99, 405 pages, trade paperback; hardback also available, £17.99; published 15 March 2001; received 27 March 2001. Mass market paperback, £6.99, published 14 February 2002.)
    "To defeat the dragons, Kait and Ry must destroy the source of the sorcerors' power -- the Mirror of Souls." [status: available]
  • The Dark Remains: Book Three of The Last Rune by Mark Anthony
    (Earthlight, £10.00, 497 pages, trade paperback; published 26 March 2001; received 14 March 2001.)
    "...only in this realm of gods and monsters, myth and runecraft, can they hope to defeat a demonic enemy that can shatter time, devour space, and turn existence into nothingness." [status: available]
  • The Voices of Time by JG Ballard
    (Phoenix, £6.99, 197 pages, paperback; first published 1963, this edition 31 March 2001; received 12 March 2001.)
    "From one of the finest writers of the twentieth century comes a classic short story collection..." [status: with reviewer]
  • Prophecy by Elizabeth Haydon
    (Gollancz, £12.99, 465 pages, hardback; published summer 2001; received 8 March 2001.)
    "The eagerly awaited sequel to one of the most talked about and successful debut fantasies of 1999/2000." [status: available]
  • The First Men in the Moon: SF Masterworks 38 by HG Wells
    (Gollancz, £6.99, 196 pages, paperback; first published 1901; this edition 8 March 2001; received 2 March 2001.)
    "Thanks to the discovery of an anti-gravity metal, Cavorite, two Victorian Englishmen travel to the Moon..." [status: available]
  • Vast by Linda Nagata
    (Gollancz, £6.99, 359 pages, paperback; published 8 February 2001; received 2 March 2001.)
    "Aboard Null Boundary, a giant starhip thousands of years old, four survivors of an ancient alien war are making a desperate journey." [status: available]
  • The City and the Stars: Fantasy Masterworks 14 by Arthur C Clarke
    (Gollancz, £6.99, 254 pages, paperback; published 8 March 2001; received 26 February 2001.)
    "Men had built cities before, but never such a city as Diaspar; for millennia its protective dome shut out the creeping decay and danger of the world outside." [status: available]
  • The Curer: Book Three of the Whiteblade Saga by Adam Nichols
    (Gollancz, £6.99, 440 pages, paperback; published 8 February 2001; received 24 February 2001.)
    "Through fantastical worlds they must travel, and face uncanny foes in their own mountain forests, to confront an enemy both ancient and terrible." [status: available]
  • Singer from the Sea by Sheri S Tepper
    (Gollancz, £6.99, 426 pages, trade paperback; published 18 May 2000, received 19 May 2000. Mass market paperback, £6.99, 512 pages; published 8 March 2001; received 24 February 2001.)
    "Genevieve must uncover the bitter truths about the seemingly backward planet of Haven, and fight for the rights of womankind, if she is to save her home from total oblivion." [status: available]
  • Wizardborn: Book 3 of the Runelords by David Farland
    (Earthlight, £10.00, 424 pages, trade paperback; published 12 March 2001; received 24 February 2001.)
    "Reeling from the battle at Carris, the young king Gaborn Val Orden has lost the powers that let him protect the people." [status: available]
  • The Mystic Rose: The Celtic Crusades - Book III by Stephen Lawhead
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £17.99, 435 pages, hardback; published 19 March 2001; received 21 February 2001.)
    "Initiated into the highest order of a secret religious society, a Scottish lawyer discovers the greatest revelation of all..." [status: available]
  • Beauty: Fantasy Masterworks 14 by Sheri S Tepper
    (Gollancz, £6.99, 476 pages, paperback; first published 1991; this edition 8 February 2001, received 26 January 2001.)
    "On her sixteenth birthday, the princess Beauty sidesteps the sleeping curse placed upon her by her wicked aunt..." [status: with reviewer]

  • Of Men and Monsters by William Tenn
    (Victor Gollancz SF Collectors' Editions, £9.99, 251 pages, paperback; first published 1968, this edition 18 January 2001; received 18 January 2001.)
    "...recognised as an outstanding and original work by one of the most brilliant satirists who ever worked in SF." [status: available]

  • Son of the Shadows - Book 2 of The Sevenwaters Trilogy by Juliet Marillier
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £10.99, 548 pages, trade paperback; published 5 February 2001, received 15 January 2001.)
    "A powerful and entrancing romance, set in the Celtic twilight: a new Mists of Avalon for readers of historical fantasy." [status: available; Book 1 of the series is also available]

  • Owlknight by Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon
    (Gollancz, £6.99, 326 pages, paperback; published 11 January 2001, received 27 December 2000. Trade paperback £9.99, 326 pages; hardback also available, £16.99; published 24 August 2000, received 14 August 2000.)
    "The final part in a gloriously imagined fantasy trilogy." [status: available]
  • Vengeance of Dragons - The Secret Texts Book Two by Holly Lisle
    (Millennium, £6.99, paperback, published 28 December 2000; received 20 December 2000. Victor Gollancz, trade paperback £10.99, 379 pages; hardback also available, £16.99; published 15 June 2000; received 12 June 2000.)
    "The young diplomat Kait Galweigh and the megalomaniacal Crispin Sabir are both fugitives, in search of the ancient artefact known as the Mirror of Souls." [status: available]
  • The Book of the New Sun - Volume 12: Sword and Citadel: Fantasy Masterworks 12 by Gene Wolfe
    (Gollancz, £7.99, 615 pages, paperback; first published 1981, 1983; this edition 28 December 2000, received 20 December 2000.)
    "...an extraordinary epic set a million years in the future in a time when our present culture is no longer even a memory." [status: available]

  • The Black Rood - The Celtic Crusades: Book II by Stephen Lawhead
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £5.99, 518 pages, paperback; published 15 January 2001, received 19 December 2000.)
    "Deciphering an ancient manuscript, a 19th century Scottish lawyer reveals the incredible quest of an ancestor." [status: available]

  • Parallax View by Keith Brooke and Eric Brown
    (Sarob Press, £19.50, 180 + vii pages, limited edition hardback; illustrated by Dominic Harman and introduced by Stephen Baxter; ISBN 1 902309 12 X; published October 2000; amended entry - received November 2000.)
    "...eight intriguing and human science fiction stories from the collaborative and individual imaginations of these two talented writers..." [status: with reviewer]
  • Terror Firma by Matthew Thomas
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £5.99, 437 pages, paperback; published 2 January 2001, received 14 December 2000.)
    "All the conspiracy theories you've ever thought of are true. They're there to divert you from the big picture." [status: with reviewer]

  • Haunted: X-Files 15 a novelisation by Ellen Steiber, based on the teleplay by Howard Gordon and Chris Carter
    (HarperCollins Entertainment, £3.99, 136 pages, paperback; published 4 December 2000, received 14 December 2000.)
    "...ever since her boss's death, Lauren's been a different person..." [status: available]

  • Downs-Lord Day: Panel Two of the Downs-Lord Triptych by John Whitbourn
    (Earthlight, £5.99, 404 pages, paperback; published 4 December 2000, received 28 November 2000.)
    "John Whitbourn's wit and surreal imagination are fully exercised... This is fantasy fiction for adults." [status: available]

  • The Keep of Fire: Book Two of The Last Rune by Mark Anthony
    (Earthlight, £6.99, 442 pages, paperback; published 4 December 2000, received 28 November 2000.)
    "A strange heat rises, burning across two worlds, bringing with it a plague of fire: a scourge that causes not death, but dark transformation." [status: available]

  • The Riddled Night: Everien, Book Two by Valerie Leith
    (Victor Gollancz, £16.99, 517 pages, hardback; trade paperback also available, £10.99; published 4 December 2000, received 27 November 2000.)
    "The new novel in one of the most stunningly original and beautifully written fantasy trilogies... Valerie Leith is the pseudonym for Arthur C Clarke award winning author Tricia Sullivan." [status: available]

  • Dying of the Light by George RR Martin
    (Millennium, £6.99, 365 pages, paperback; published 4 December 2000, received 24 November 2000.)
    "A whisperjewel from Gwen Delvano calls Dirk t'Larien across space and beyond the Tempter's Veil to Worlorn, a dying Festival ice planet." [status: with reviewer]

  • Shapestone by James Bibby
    (Millennium, £5.99, 214 pages, paperback; published 4 December 2000, received 24 November 2000.)
    "Death is nasty and not a little inconvenient. Being dead even more so." [status: available]

  • Sisterhood of the Blue Storm: The Fourth Book of the Orokon by Tom Arden
    (Victor Gollancz, £17.99, 558 pages, hardback; published 30 November 2000, received 23 November 2000.)
    "...a bizarre and phantasmagorical tale, where slave galleys, ghost ships, shipwrecks and sea monsters are only preludes to Jem's confrontation with the evil Sisterhood." [status: available]
  • Krondor: Tear of the Gods by Raymond E Feist
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £17.99, 372 pages, paperback; 20 November 2000; received 22 November 2000.)
    "A raid upon the high seas signals an attack of unprecedented magnitude by the forces of dullness..." [status: available]

  • Crusader: Book Three of The Wayfarer Redemption by Sara Douglass
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £6.99, 584 pages, paperback; 4 December 2000; received 22 November 2000.)
    "The protecting magical forests of Minstrelsea have been blasted from the surface of Tencndor, leaving demons and Hawkchildren free to feed." [status: available]

  • Blade RunnerTM 4: Eye and Talon by KW Jeter
    (Victor Gollancz, £16.99, 236 pages, hardback; 11 December 2000; received 20 November 2000. Paperback published November 2001; received 23 November 2001.)
    "...the movie seems to have a rather, as yet, undiscovered aspect to it..." [status: available]

  • Thorns by Robert Silverberg
    (Victor Gollancz SF Collectors' Editions, £9.99, 222 pages, paperback; first published 1967, this edition 3 December 2000; received 17†November 2000.)
    "Duncan Chalk is a monstrous media mogul with a vast appetite for other people's pain." [status: with reviewer]
  • Wild Seed by Octavia Butler
    (Victor Gollancz SF Collectors' Editions, £9.99, 248 pages, paperback; first published 1980, this edition 3 December 2000; received 17†November 2000.)
    "Doro has been alive for almost 4,000 years... When he encounters Anyanwu, teh shape-changer and healer, he knows that he has met his true mate... But she has sprung from wild seed..." [status: with reviewer]

  • Floating Worlds by Cecelia Holland
    (Victor Gollancz SF Collectors' Editions, £12.99, 542 pages, paperback; first published 1975, this edition 16 November 2000; received 6†November 2000.)
    "The Styths, a powerful and aggressive mutant race from the Gas Planets, Uranus and Saturn, have been launching pirate raids on ships from Mars..." [status: available]

  • The Witches of Karres by James H Schmitz
    (Victor Gollancz SF Collectors' Editions, £10.99, 344 pages, paperback; first published 1966, this edition 16 November 2000; received 6†November 2000.)
    "Captain Pausert... discovers that he's broke again, wanted by the authorities and at odds with the most malevolent force in all of space..." [status: available]

  • Warriors of the Tempest: Orcs First Blood, Book Three by Stan Nicholls
    (Victor Gollancz, £5.99, 280 pages, mass market paperback; published 13 September 2001; received 13 September 2001. Millennium, £9.99, 280 pages, trade paperback; published 16 November 2000; received 4 November 2000.)
    "Brimming with action and humour Stan Nicholls' third and final instalment never lets up. High fantasy at its best." [status: available]

  • Priestess of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £16.99, 382 pages, hardback; 6 November 2000; received 31 October 2000.)
    "...the concluding volume in the Avalon series." [status: available]

  • The Zone (Pigasus Press)
    "Original fiction, incisive criticism and media reviews. The last word in science fiction magazines." Features the work of infinity plus regular David Mathew, interviews with Pat Cadigan, Simon Ings, Joe Haldeman, Howard Waldrop and Alison Sinclair, and fiction by Hugh Cook, Neal Asher and others. [status: available]
  • Westchester Station by Patrick Welch
    (Crossroads Publishing Company, $3.75 download, $8.00 CD Rocket e-book and HTML formats; ISBN 1-58338-430-8; July 2000; details received 25 October 2000.)
    "Westchester Station, an intertimensional train depot lying somewhere between Chicago and eternity. Robert Winstead has been brought here by someone he doesn't know for a purpose he has yet to discover. Only by investigating the haunted halls of Westchester Station can he hope to save himself ...if he can." [status: available]

  • Before/Beyond by Patrick Welch
    (Crossroads Publishing Company, $3.75 download, $8.00 CD Rocket e-book and HTML formats; ISBN 1-58338-359-X; June 2000; details received 25 October 2000.)
    "Solve crime with a leprechaun detective, save the world from a demon invasion, be a parent to the perfect child and enjoy the science fiction and fantasy imaginings of Patrick Welch. The Frankfurt-nominated anthology contains both previously-published and all-new material." [status: available]

  • Deadhouse Gates by Steven Erikson
    (Bantam Press, £10.99, 684 pages, trade paperback; September 2000; received 14 October 2000.)
    "Set in a brilliantly realised world ravaged by anarchy and dark, uncontrollable magic, Deadhouse Gates is the thrilling, brutal second chapter in the monumental Malazan Book of the Fallen." [status: with reviewer]
  • Pilgrim by Sara Douglass
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £6.99, 749 pages, paperback; 16 October 2000; received 14 October 2000.)
    "By leaching Drago's latent Icari magic the Time Keeper Demons have burst through the StarGate, bringing an apocalypse down upon Tencendor..." [status: available]

  • The Collapsium by Wil McCarthy
    (Victor Gollancz, 325 pages. Mass market paperback, £6.99, 13 September 2001; received 13 September 2001. Trade paperback, £10.99, 28 September 2000; received 7 October 2000. Hardback also available, £16.99.)
    "...takes us into a mythical realm of physics, court intrigue and stellar catastrophe." [status: with reviewer]

  • Year of the Griffin by Diana Wynne Jones
    (Victor Gollancz, £9.99, 218 pages, trade paperback; 19 October 2000; received 2 October 2000. Hardback also available, £16.99. Mass market paperback, £6.99, 264 pages; 12 July 2001; received 25 June 2001)
    "The Wizards' University is short of money. Nothing comes in from tourists any more..." [status: with reviewer]

  • Servant of the Dragon by David Drake
    (Millennium, £6.99, 612 pages, paperback; 12 October 2000; received 2 October 2000.)
    "...the third book in the bestselling series Lord of the Isles..." [status: available]

  • The Last of the Renshai by Mickey Zucker Reichert
    (Millennium, £6.99, 533 pages, paperback; 12 October 2000; received 2 October 2000.)
    "For centuries, four wizards have held the delicate balance of power in the troubled Northlands. But the balance of power is shifting..." [status: available]

  • Beyond the Rose and Black Rose
    (Black Rose Publications, Ireland.)
    Two fantasy/futuristic/horror magazines featuring Bruce Boston, Bobbi Sinha-Morey, Paul Finch and others. [status: current issues available]
  • The Fountains of Paradise: SF Masterworks 34 by Arthur C Clarke
    (Millennium, £6.99, 257 pages, paperback; first published 1979, this edition 12 October 2000; received 29†September 2000.)
    "In the 22nd century visionary scientist Vannevar Morgan conceives the most grandiose engineering project of all time ... a Space Elevator, 36,000 kilometres high, anchored to an equatorial island in the Indian Ocean." [status: available]

  • Dark Universe by Daniel F Galouye
    (Victor Gollancz SF Collectors' Editions, £9.99, 154 pages, paperback; first published 1969, this edition 19 October 2000; received 29†September 2000.)
    "The survivors live deep underground, as far from the Original World as possible... Then something strange and frightening strats to happen..." [status: available]

  • The Dreaming Jewels by Theodore Sturgeon
    (Victor Gollancz SF Collectors' Editions, £9.99, 156 pages, paperback; first published 1950, this edition 19 October 2000; received 29†September 2000.)
    "Zena knows the truth about Junky and the jewels ... she knows what others would do to him if they found out that the jewels are living, thinking alien crystals from outer space." [status: available]

  • Beyond the Blue Moon by Simon R Green
    (Victor Gollancz, £10.99, 395 pages, trade paperback; hardback also available, £16.99; published 28 September 2000; received 21†September 2000.)
    "Two legends, two sets of heroes, bound together at last: by a crime that threatens all reality, and by the terrible truth that lies beyond the Blue Moon." [status: available]

  • Blue Moon Rising by Simon R Green
    (Millennium, £6.99, 448 pages, paperback; first published in 1991, this edition 12 October 2000; received 21†September 2000.)
    "Once in a blue moon magic is loosed in the world, wild magic, to create or destroy, strong enough to reshape reality itself." [status: available]

  • Mindplayers by Pat Cadigan
    (Victor Gollancz SF Collectors' Editions, £9.99, 276 pages, paperback; first published 1987, this edition 28 September 2000; received 14†September 2000.)
    "Straightened out by a professional mindplayer, Allie thinks she's left mind games behind for good but then comes the fazer: she can either go to jail as a mind criminal or she can train to be a mind player herself." [status: available]
  • The Embedding by Ian Watson
    (Victor Gollancz SF Collectors' Editions, £9.99, 254 pages, paperback; first published 1973, this edition 28 September 2000; received 14†September 2000.)
    "...it is the story of three experiments in linguistics, and is driven by a searching analysis of the nature of communication." [status: available]
  • Thank you for the Flowers: stories of suspense and imagination by Scott Nicholson
    (Parkway, $14.95, 208 pages, paperback; published 2000; received 12†September 2000.)
    "What happens when a star Little League player is a vampire, a city has secrets to protect, or a man's love for his wife is more powerful than death? ...thirteen stories by Scott Nicholson, winner of the 1999 Hubbard Gold Award and First Runner-Up for the 1999 Darrell Award." [status: available]
  • World's End: Book One of The Age of Misrule by Mark Chadbourn
    (Millennium, £6.99, 557 pages, paperback; published 14 September 2000; received 9†September 2000.)
    "...The ages-old prophecy said: 'In Britain's darkest hour, a hero shall arise...'" [status: available]

  • Legion of Thunder: Orcs First Blood, Book Two by Stan Nicholls
    (Millennium, £5.99, 281 pages, paperback; published 14 September 2000; received 9†September 2000.)
    "War is throwing the land of Maras Dantia into chaos. As the armies gather and the magic leaks away from the land Stryke and his warband Orcs are on the run from everyone..." [status: available]
  • The Demon Apostle by RA Salvatore
    (Millennium, £6.99, 524 pages, paperback; published 14 September 2000; received 9†September 2000.)
    "It all started with The Demon Awakens and continued with The Demon Spirit. Now The Demon Apostle brings RA Salvatore's Demon Trilogy to a spectacular conclusion." [status: available]
  • Silverheart by Michael Moorcock and Storm Constantine
    (Earthlight, bound proof copy received, 408 pages; hardback £16.99, trade paperback £10.99; 20 November 2000; received 8†September 2000.)
    "In six days Max Silverskin, thief and trickster, must discover the secrets of his heritage or perish from the witch mark - the Silverheart - on his chest which will devour his heart." [status: available]
  • Dark Visions by Stephen King, George RR Martin and Dan Simmons
    (Indigo, £5.99, 381 pages, paperback; first published 1988, this edition 10 August 2000; received 31 August 2000.)
    "Take three of the leading names in contemporary horror writing, commission one third of a book's worth of stories from each, and the result is Dark Visions." [status: available]
  • The Door into Summer by Robert A Heinlein
    (Victor Gollancz SF Collectors' Editions, £9.99, 189 pages, paperback; first published 1957, this edition August 2000; received 11 August 2000.)
    "When Dan Davis is crossed in love and stabbed in the back by his business associates, the immediate future does not look too bright..." [status: available]
  • The Conan Chronicles - Volume 1: The People of the Black Circle: Fantasy Masterworks 8 by Robert E Howard
    (Millennium, £7.99, 548 pages, paperback; first published 1988, this edition 10 August 2000; received 11 August 2000.)
    "Collected together for the first time anywhere in the world, in chronological order, are all Robert E Howard's definitive stories of Conan..." [status: available]
  • Faith of the Fallen by Terry Goodkind
    (Victor Gollancz, £17.99, 457 pages, hardback, published 24 August 2000, received 10 August 2000.)
    "Emperor Jagang is poised to unleash his horde of Imperial Order on the free people of the New World. As the conflagration of war ignites, the devotion of two people, to themselves, to their cause and to their duty will be tested in the firestorm." [status: available]
  • The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories edited by Peter Haining
    (Robinson, £6.99, 576 pages, paperback; published 5 October 2000; received 14†September 2000.)
    "A chilling collection of ghostly guests has been assembled here, in every kind of home from country mansions to city apartments." Contributors include MR James, Fay Weldon, Robert Bloch, Ramsey Campbell, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Joan Aiken, James Herbert and Ruth Rendell. [status: with reviewer]
  • Three Early Novels: The Man who Japed, Dr Futurity and Vulcan's Hammer by Philip K Dick
    (Millennium, £7.99, 422 pages, paperback; first published separately in 1965, 1960 and 1960, this edition 14 December 2000; received 14†September 2000.)
    "...though more straightforward than his later novels they still exude the originality of this brilliant author." [status: with reviewer]

  • Shrine of Stars: the Third Book of Confluence by Paul J McAuley
    (Millennium, £6.99, 313 pages, paperback; published 14 September 2000; received 9†September 2000.)
    "The final volume of this lusciously scenic quest for the past, which blends exoticism with dogmatic bureaucracy in a world crowded with wonders." [status: with reviewer]
  • Non-stop: SF Masterworks 33 by Brian Aldiss
    (Millennium, £6.99, 241 pages, paperback; first published 1958, this edition 14 September 2000; received 9†September 2000.)
    "...the classic SF novel of discovery and exploration; a brilliant evocation of a familiar setting seen through the eyes of a primitive." [status: with reviewer]
  • Land of Laughs: Fantasy Masterworks 9 by Jonathan Carroll
    (Millennium, £6.99, 241 pages, paperback; first published 1980, this edition 14 September 2000; received 8†September 2000.)
    "...Carroll's first novel ... a story guaranteed to change the way you look at the world; it will stay with you for the rest of your life..." [status: with reviewer]
  • Midnight over Sanctaphrax - The Edge Chronicles 3 by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
    (Doubleday, £10.99, 368 pages, hardback, published 5 October 2000, received 8†September 2000.)
    "Brilliantly illustrated and filled with highly original characters - from trogs and goblins, to savage cloddertrogs, treacherous shrykes and gruesome waifs..." [status: available]

  • Stormchaser - The Edge Chronicles 2 by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
    (Doubleday, £10.99, 394 pages, hardback, published November 1999, received 26 October 1999; paperback, £4.99, 394 pages, published by Corgi, 5 October 2000, received 8†September 2000.)
    "...young Twig has always longed to soar above the forest canopy an dexplore the sky. Now a lowly crew-member on his father's sky pirate ship the Stormchaser, his dream seems fulfilled." [status: available]

  • Dragon & Phoenix by Joanne Bertin
    (Earthlight, 539 pages; paperback, £6.99; 16 October 2000; received 5 September 2000.)
    "Joanne Bertin returns to the fabulous world she created in The Last Dragonlord, reuniting us with the Dragonlord Linden Rathan and his new-found love, Maurynna, in a tale of sweeping grandeur and horrible consequence." [status: available]
  • The Bridge by Janine Ellen Young
    (Earthlight, bound proof copy received, 348 pages; paperback, provisional price £6.99; provisional publication 4 November 2000; received 24 August 2000.)
    "...no one had all of the Ring dwellers' information. And so the new, fragmented, half-mad society had to build the bridge of cooperation before they could embark on what would be humanity's greatest-ever enterprise..." [status: available]
  • Discworld: Fools' Guild Yearbook by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs, illustrated by Mr Paul Kidby (Victor Gollancz, hardback, £10.99)
    ...and Terry Pratchett's Discworld Collector's Edition 2001 Calendar, illustrated by Josh Kirby, Paul Kidby, Graham Higgins, Bolin MacNeil and Jay Hurst (Victor Gollancz, £9.99)
    [status: given to editor's wife ;-)]
  • Well of Darkness: The Sovereign Trilogy, Book One by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £16.99, 450 pages, hardback; published 21 August 2000; received 23 August 2000.)
    "A gripping story of magic corrupted ... takes the unique approach of focusing on the evil protagonists..." [status: available]
  • The Jagged Orbit by John Brunner
    (Victor Gollancz SF Collectors' Editions, £9.99, 397 pages, paperback; first published 1969, this edition August 2000; received 11 August 2000.)
    "...brilliant and scathing vision of a society disintegrating under the impact of violence, drugs, high level corruption and the casual institutionalisation of the 'insane'..." [status: with reviewer]
  • The Short Victorious War - Honor Harrington: 3 by David Weber
    (Earthlight, £5.99, 376 pages, paperback; published 21 August 2000; received 4 August 2000.)
    "The families who run the People's Republic of Haven are in trouble. The treasury is empty, the Proles are restless and civil war is imminent." [status: available]
  • Rhapsody by Elizabeth Haydon
    (Millennium, £6.99, 609 pages, paperback; published 1 August 2000; received 1 August 2000.)
    "... funny, horrific and captivating, drawing from many influences including Norse mythology and music. Elizabeth Haydon has created a magic world which is not only interesting but unforgettable." [status: available]
  • The End of Science Fiction by Sam Smith
    (Jacobyte Books, e-book; published 2000.)
    [status: available]
  • Sinner: Book One of The Wayfarer Redemption by Sara Douglass
    (HarperCollins Voyager; £6.99, 638 pages, paperback, 21 August 2000, received 28 July 2000.)
    "It is forty years since the events of the Axis Trilogy ... If the Star Dance falters Caelum and a divided Tencendor will be left defenceless: open to destruction by whatever waits beyond the Star Gate..." [status: available]
  • Grand Conspiracy: Alliance of Light, Book Two by Jenny Wurts
    (HarperCollins Voyager; £6.99, 643 pages, paperback, 21 August 2000, received 28 July 2000.)
    "It is a time of intrigue, fanaticism and rampaging armies. Distrust of sorcery has set off a purge of the talented mageborn..." [status: available]
  • A Storm of Swords: Book 3 of A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £17.99, 973 pages, hardback; published 21 August 2000, received 26 July 2000.)
    "...the richest, most exotic and mesmerising saga since The Lord of the Rings, continues..." [status: available]
  • The Awakeners: Northshore and Southshore by Sheri S Tepper
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £6.99, 490 pages, paperback; published 7 August 2000, received 17 July 2000.)
    "Come to the world of the River, a world distant in time and space where swift, dark currents flow beneath a placid surface... The World River is a place where the truth can kill." [status: available]
  • Dangerous Reality by Malorie Blackman (Corgi, £3.99, 192 pages, paperback; published 3 August 2000, received 17 July 2000.)
    "VIMS - the Virtual Interactive Mobile System - is the creation of Dominic's scientist mum ... An artificial intelligence masterpiece controlled by a single glove and a special pair of glasses..." [status: available]
  • Black Eagle Rising: Third Book of Elita by Kate Jacoby
    (Victor Gollancz, £9.99, 457 pages, trade paperback, published 20 July 2000, received 5 July 2000; hardback also available, £16.99.)
    "The books of Elita combine magic, politics and romance in a magnificent tale of betrayal and revenge." [status: available; volume two also available]

  • The Jesus Incident by Frank Herbert and Bill Ransom
    (Millennium, £6.99, 405 pages, paperback; first published 1979, this edition 13 July 2000; received 30 June 2000.)
    "A determined group of colonists are attempting to establish a bridgehead on the planet Pandora, despite the savagery of the native lifeforms ... their ship's computer has been given artificial consciousness and has decided that it is a God. Now it is insisting ... that the colonists find appropriate ways to worship it..."
    [status: available]
  • The Dosadi Experiment by Frank Herbert
    (Millennium, £6.99, 336 pages, paperback; first published 1977, this edition 13 July 2000; received 30 June 2000.)
    "In the far future, humans and aliens have joined together in a galaxy-wide federation of intelligent species: The Consentiency. But its existence is now threatened by the discovery of a secret, illegal and deadly experiment on the planet Dosadi."
    [status: available]
  • Owlsight by Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon
    (Millennium, £6.99, 389 pages, paperback; published 13 July 2000; received 30 June 2000.)
    "A new generation of magical heroes takes flight in Valdemar..."
    [status: available]
  • Dawnthief - Book One, Chronicles of the Raven by James Barclay
    (Millennium, £6.99, 529 pages, paperback; published 3 July 2000; received 28 June 2000.)
    "The Raven, six men and an elf, swords for hire in the wars that have torn apart Balaia. For years their loyalty has been only to themselves and their code. How is it then that they are now fighting for the Dark College of magic?" [status: available]
  • Moonshade - Book Two, Chronicles of the Raven by James Barclay
    (Victor Gollancz, £9.99, 484 pages, trade paperback; published 20 July 2000; received 28 June 2000.)
    "...a fantasy epic of rare intensity and blistering pace people by characters you can believe in." [status: available]
  • The Song of the Earth - Book Two of The Wanderers by Caiseal Mór
    (Earthlight, £6.99, 533 pages, paperback; published 7 July 2000, received 26 June 2000.)
    "Nine seasons have passed since the Druid Council of Eirinn banished the sadistic Christian, Palladius, from its island shores. But now an even greater force has arrived from Rome in the shape of Patricius..." [status: available - volume 1 also available]
  • The Honor of the Queen: Honor Harrington 2 by David Weber
    (Earthlight, £5.99, 422 pages, paperback; published 17 July 2000, received 26 June 2000.)
    "The kingdom of Manticore needs allies against the 'Republic' of Haven - who consider war and conquest the natural state of affairs in the universe." [status: available]
  • Jenny's Dance by Bruce Kaplan
    (Vangoach Books, CD; published 2000, received details 25 June 2000.)
    "This novel will shock you, put fear in your soul, and terrify you from beginning to end. Jenny's Dance is one of those novels you can't get out of your mind." [status: available]
  • Little, Big: Fantasy Masterworks 5 by John Crowley
    (Millennium, £6.99, 538 pages, paperback; first published 1981, this edition 18 May 2000; received 14 June 2000.)
    "Egewood is many houses, all put inside each other, or across each other. It's filled with and surrounded by mystery and enchantment: the further in you go, the bigger it gets ... Crowley's work has a special alchemy -- mixing the world we know with an imagined world which seems more true and real." [status: with reviewer]
  • Crown of Silence: the Chronicles of Magravandias 2 by Storm Constantine
    (Victor Gollancz, £9.99, 344 pages, trade paperback; hardback also available, £16.99; published 29 June 2000; received 13 June 2000.)
    "Kaster Leckery, presumed dead by his family, has been transformed into a mage, and in his hands now rest the future of the Magravandian empire." [status: available]
  • A Case of Conscience: SF Masterworks 30 by James Blish
    (Millennium, £6.99, 192 pages, paperback; first published 1958, this edition 8 June 2000; received 5 June 2000.)
    "Father Ramon Ruiz-Sanchez, a Jesuit biologist, confronted with an apparent Garden of Eden, whose people have no idea of God, has to decide whether they are a divine creation or are in fact creatures of the Devil..." [status: available]
  • Queen of Angels by Greg Bear
    (Millennium, £6.99, 474 pages, paperback; first published 1990, this edition 8 June 2000; received 5 June 2000.)
    "...science fiction at its best: a detective story, a story of virtual reality entrapments and the coming to consciousness of an Artificial Intelligence." [status: with reviewer]
  • Tangents by Greg Bear
    (Millennium, £6.99, 290 pages, paperback; first published 1989, this edition 8 June 2000; received 5 June 2000.)
    "...includes two tales that won both Hugo and Nebula Awards." [status: available]
  • Beyond Heaven's River by Greg Bear
    (Millennium, £5.99, 256 pages, paperback; first published 1980, this edition 8 June 2000; received 5 June 2000.)
    "Kawashita had passed up the chance to die honourably ... And when the alien spacecraft plucked him from the sea he was sure he'd made the wrong choice: now he would certainly die, but it would be alone and without honour." [status: with reviewer]
  • Norstrilia by Cordwainer Smith
    (Victor Gollancz SF Collectors' Editions, £9.99, 277 pages, paperback; first published 1964, this edition 15 June 2000, received 1 June 2000.)
    "The discovery of the stroon, a drug that confers near immortality on humans, has made Old North Australia rich. So rich that when Rod McBan has to flee the planet because someone wants him dead, he buys Earth." [status: with reviewer]
  • This Immortal by Roger Zelazny
    (Victor Gollancz SF Collectors' Editions, £9.99, 174 pages, paperback; first published 1966, this edition 15 June 2000, received 1 June 2000.)
    "...a wonderful fusion of myth, legend, adventure and political manoeuvring." [status: with reviewer]
  • Mindbridge by Joe Haldeman
    (Victor Gollancz SF Collectors' Editions, £9.99, 185 pages, paperback; first published 1977, this edition 15 June 2000, received 1 June 2000.)
    "Technically dazzling, Mindbridge is a startlingly original and thought-provoking reflection on contact with alien civilizations." [status: available]
  • Sea Dragon Heir: the Chronicles of Magravandias 1 by Storm Constantine
    (Millennium, £6.99, 343 pages, paperback; published 1 June 2000, received 26 May 2000.)
    "Where the wild mountains of Caradore, in the northernmost part of Magravandias, reach the ocean, there the sea dragons make their mournful lament..." [status: with reviewer]

  • Province Five by Al Vickers
    (Word Wrangler Publishing, ISBN 1-58630-072-5, published May 2000, e-book, formats: HTML, PDF, e-RocketReader.)
    "Province Five is a two-level novel. The surface level is dynamic, adventurous, and makes for easy reading. At a deeper level, one finds philosophical meditation and questions about art as well as about the fighting chance of the artist ... sure to appeal to readers who appreciate the good old science fiction story." [status: available]

  • We can Remember it for You Wholesale: volume 5 of the collected stories by Philip K Dick
    (Millennium, £7.99, 395 pages, paperback; published 18 May 2000, received 24 May 2000.)
    "...shows Dick at the height of his powers and contains stories written between 1963 and 1981." [status: with reviewer]

  • Minority Report: volume 4 of the collected stories by Philip K Dick
    (Millennium, £7.99, 380 pages, paperback; published 18 May 2000, received 24 May 2000.)
    "...covers the period from late 1954 to 1963. These were the years through which Dick began writing novels prolifically and so his short story output lessened; though the quality of the stories did not." [status: with reviewer]

  • The Jewels of Aptor by Samuel R Delany
    (Victor Gollancz SF Collectors' Editions, £9.99, 221 pages, paperback; first published 1967, this edition 18 May 2000, received 23 May 2000.)
    "...Geo, the itinerant poet, and his disparate companions journey to the island of Aptor to seize a jewel from the dark god, Hama..." [status: available]

  • Tau Zero by Poul Anderson
    (Victor Gollancz SF Collectors' Editions, £9.99, 189 pages, paperback; first published 1970, this edition 18 May 2000, received 23 May 2000.)
    "...the ultimate sense-of-wonder story. Fuelled by daring scientific speculation and tense human drama..." [status: with reviewer]

  • Orbitsville by Bob Shaw
    (Victor Gollancz SF Collectors' Editions, £9.99, 187 pages, paperback; first published 1975, this edition 18 May 2000, received 23 May 2000.)
    "..an unimaginably vast, alien-built, spherical structure which could change the destiny of the human race." [status: available]

  • Faust Eric by Terry Pratchett
    (Millennium, £4.99, 155 pages, paperback; published 11 May 2000, received 20 May 2000.)
    "Eric is the Discworld's only Demonology hacker. Trouble is, he's no good at it." [status: with reviewer]

  • Hawk and Fisher 2: Fear and Loathing in Haven by Simon R Green
    (Millennium, £6.99, 646 pages, paperback; published 18 May 2000, received 20 May 2000.)
    "It's a typical day in Haven: wherever trouble rears its ugly head - be it mortal or supernatural - Captains Hawk and Fisher are there to sort it out." [status: available]

  • Sister Blister by Sam Smith
    (Online Originals Direct, £4.00 ($ equivalent), 194 pages/50,000 words, e-book; published September 1999.)
    "One part of the book details letters from a grieving gangster to his dead twin sister. Another part deals with the fathers of two missing sons breaking into his extensive garden and house." [status: available]

  • Happiness by Sam Smith
    (e-booksonline, £3.50, 90,000 words, e-book; published May 2000.)
    "Set in a humanoid intergalactic civilisation, problems with time lapse communication, and a moon goes missing. The bureaucracy is slow to react." [status: available]

  • Not Now: Death, Dreams & Reasons for Living by Sam Smith
    (Online Originals Direct, £4.00 ($ equivalent), 56,000 words, e-book; published May 2000.)
    "A sophisticated young poet accepts a challenge to help solve the riddle of suicides among a telepathic race. He becomes haunted by dreams, falls in love, takes up painting..." [status: available]

  • Man Plus: SF Masterworks 29 by Frederik Pohl
    (Millennium, £6.99, 215 pages, paperback; published 18 May 2000, received 18 May 2000.)
    "Ill luck made Roger Torraway the subject of the Man Plus Programme, but it was deliberate biological engineering which turned him into a monster..." [status: with reviewer]

  • The Circle and the Cross - Book One of The Wanderers by Caiseal Mór
    (Earthlight, £6.99, 536 pages, paperback; published 15 May 2000, received 12 May 2000.)
    "The High-King and his Druid Council know they cannot survive the furious might of the Roman Empire, so they must find other ways to save their ancient magical traditions from the evils that threaten to engulf them ... blends historical fiction and fantasy in a tale of the relationships and conflicts between paganism and Roman Christianity." [status: available]

  • Wysard by Carolyn Kephart
    (Sterling House, £11.95, 188 pages, paperback; published 1999, received 15 December 1999.)
    [status: available]

  • The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds: SF Masterworks 24 by HG Wells
    (Orion Millennium, £6.99, 274 pages, paperback; this edition published 1999, received 15 December 1999.)
    [status: available]

  • Eternity by Greg Bear
    (Orion Millennium, £6.99, 470 pages, paperback; first published 1988, this edition 1999, received 2 December 1999.)
    "...the epic sequel to Eon, Greg Bear's triumphant bestselling cosmological space opera." [status: available]

  • Strength of Stones by Greg Bear
    (Orion Millennium, £5.99, 221 pages, paperback; first published 1981, this edition 1999, received 2 December 1999.)
    "...They were built to hold the hopes of mankind. They exposed only his folly..." [status: available]

  • Lady Pain by Rebecca Bradley
    (Orion Millennium, £6.99, 336 pages, paperback; published 26 August 1999, received 25 August 1999.)
    "Tig never wanted to be a hero, but now he holds the fate of the world in his hands." [status: available]

  • The Dispossessed (SF Masterworks No16) by Ursula K LeGuin
    (Orion Millennium, £6.99, 319 pages, paperback; first published 1974; this edition published 26 August 1999, received 25 August 1999.)
    "...Shevek's work is being stifled by jealous colleagues, so he travels to Anarres's sister-planet Urras, hoping to find more tolerance there. But he soon finds himself being used as a pawn in a deadly political game." [status: available]
  • The Voice of the Demon: Second Book of Elita by Kate Jacoby
    (Gollancz, £16.99, 478 pages, hardback, published 25 March 1999, received 29 March 1999; £6.99, 478 pages, paperback, published 18 May 2000, received 18 May 2000.)
    "The Enemy, the Ally and the Angel of Darkness have been named... and the Prophecy of the Key is coming to pass." [status: available]

  • Spirit Fox by Mickey Zucker Reichert and Jennifer Wingert
    (Millennium, £6.99, 386 pages, paperback; published 19 June 2000, received 18 May 2000.)
    "Kiarda lives in a magic-laced land where a war between god and goddess has led to a war among mortals ... a land unable to defend itself against the arrival of a well-trained foreign army complete with mages who practise the forbidden sixth magic - the magic of destruction." [status: available]
  • The 10th Kingdom by Kathryn Wesley, based on a screenplay by Simon Moore
    (HarperCollins Entertainment, £6.99, 421 pages, paperback; published 2 May 2000, received 15 April 2000.)
    "...a contemporary drama, set in a world where fairy tales, folklore and traditional myths come to life." [status: with reviewer]

  • Majipoor Chronicles by Robert Silverberg
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £5.99, 385 pages, paperback; published 2 May 2000, received 13 April 2000.)
    "Preparing for a summons to return to Castle Mount, Hissune bluffs his way into that most secret library of the lives of Majipoor's rich, famous and notorious inhabitants." [status: available]

  • The Tower and the Hive by Anne McCaffrey
    (Corgi, £16.99, 396 pages, paperback; published 11 May 2000, received 13 April 2000.)
    "Much had been done to limit and destroy the powers of the terrible Hivers, who had torn through space annihilating every living thing that stood in their way. But still the Alliance - of Human and furry Mrdini - had to discover the whereabouts of every last Hiver world and stop the Queens from further colonisation..." [status: available]

  • Pegasus in Space by Anne McCaffrey
    (Bantam Press, £16.99, 427 pages, hardback; published 20 April 2000, received 30 March 2000.)
    "In this, the concluding volume of Anne McCaffrey's epic saga of The Talents of Earth, we learn of Peter Reidinger and the astonishing orphan, Amariyah, from the Bangladesh floods..." [status: available]

  • The Redemption of Althalus by David and Leigh Eddings
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £17.99, 771 pages, hardback; published 3 July 2000, proof copy received 30 March 2000.)
    "...a completely new and self-contained epic from one of the modern masters of fantasy." [status: available]

  • Metro by Jeff Edmunds
    (The Ministry of Whimsy, free; published online 7 March 2000.)
    [status: available]

  • A Twist of Fate by Paul Ieson
    ($10, published online February 2000.)
    "A Twist of Fate, is the latest novel by Paul Ieson and is the first of a trilogy of novels. You can read the first chaper of the novel and download a demo befor you chose to buy it." [status: available]

  • Daughter of the Forest: Book 1 of the Sevenwaters trilogy by Juliet Marillier
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £9.99, 552 pages, trade paperback; published 3 April 2000, received 3 March 2000.)
    "A wicked woman, an evil curse, and a love that must triumph over impossible odds..." [status: with reviewer]

  • Ship of Destiny: Book Three of The Liveship Traders by Robin Hobb
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £6.99, 903 pages, paperback, published 5 March 2001, received 9 February 2001; £16.99, 677 pages, hardback, published 6 March 2000, received 14 February 2000.)
    "Majestic and sweeping, Ship of Destiny concludes the tale of the Vestrit family and their part in the history of The Liveship Traders with a triumphant finale to this unique epic fantasy series." [status: with reviewer]

  • The Mad Ship: Book Two of The Liveship Traders by Robin Hobb
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £17.99, 673 pages, hardback, published 1 March 1999, received 5 February 1999; paperback, £6.99, 906 pages, published 6 March 2000, received 14 February 2000.)
    " ...continues the dramatic tale of piracy, serpents, love and, above all, magic." [status: with reviewer]

    [Note: book notes may be a bit vague and inaccurate between August and December 1999, as a section of this listing was accidentally deleted. Blame the editor...]

  • Longtusk - Mammoth Book Two by Stephen Baxter
    (Orion / Victor Gollancz, £9.99, 292 pages, trade paperback; published 20 January 2000, received 29 December 1999; hardback, £16.99, also available.)
    [status: with reviewer]
  • Bill, the Galactic Hero by Harry Harrison
    (Orion Millennium, £5.99, 160 pages, paperback; first published 1965, this edition 1999, received 9 December 1999.)
    [status: available]

  • Queen of Demons by David Drake
    (Orion Millennium, paperback; published 1999, received 9 December 1999.)
    [status: available]

  • Demon Spirit by RA Salvatore
    (Orion Millennium, paperback; published 1999, received 9 December 1999.)
    [status: available]

  • Valentine Pontifex by Robert Silverberg
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £6.99, 347 pages, paperback; published 1999, received 8 December 1999.)
    [status: available]

  • Sultan of the Moon and Stars by Tom Arden
    (Orion / Victor Gollancz, hardback received 3 December 1999; paperback published by Millennium, 30 November 2000, £6.99, 681 pages, received 23 November 2000.)
    [status: with reviewer]

  • King and Queen of Swords by Tom Arden
    (Orion, received 2 December 1999.)
    [status: with reviewer]

  • Star Maker: SF Masterworks 21 by Olaf Stapledon
    (Orion Millennium, £6.99, 272 pages, paperback; first published 1937, this edition 1999, received 2 December 1999.)
    "...perhaps the most remarkable of all science fiction journeys..." [status: with reviewer]

  • Haven of Lost Souls - Hawk and Fisher 1 by Simon R Green
    (Orion Millennium, £6.99, 616 pages, paperback; published 1999, received 2 December 1999.)
    "...When you are tired of life, come to Haven. And someone will kill you." [status: available]
  • A Scanner Darkly by Philip K Dick
    (Orion; this edition published 1999, received 13 October 1999.)
    [status: with reviewer]

  • Beyond the Deepwoods by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
    (Corgi, paperback; published 1999, received 24 September 1999.)
    [status: with reviewer]

  • Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin
    (HarperCollins Voyager; published 1999, received 16 September 1999.)
    [status: available]

  • Fairyland by Paul J McAuley
    (Orion, this edition published 1999, received 15 September 1999.)
    [status: with reviewer]

  • Demon Awakens by RA Salvatore
    (Orion, published 1999, received 15 September 1999.)
    [status: available]

  • Owlflight by Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon
    (Orion, published 1999, received 15 September 1999.)
    [status: available]

  • Lord Valentine's Castle by Robert Silverberg
    (HarperCollins Voyager; published 1999, received 14 September 1999.)
    [status: available]

  • Prospero's Children by ? Siegel
    (HarperCollins, hardback, published 1999, received 14 September 1999; paperback, £6.99, 331 pages, published 4 September 2000, received 25 August 2000.)
    [status: with reviewer]
  • The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 12 edited by Gardner Dozois
    (Robinson, £9.99, 671 pages, paperback; published 1999, received 25 August 1999.)
    "...SF doesn't get any better than this." [status: with reviewer]
  • Second Variety: Volume Two of the Collected Stories by Philip K Dick
    (Orion Millennium, £7.99, 395 pages, paperback; first published 1987; this edition published 26 August 1999, received 25 August 1999.)
    "...speaks up for ordinary people and against militarism, paranoia and zenophobia." [status: with reviewer]

  • Beyond Lies the Wub: Volume One of the Collected Stories by Philip K Dick
    (Orion Millennium, £7.99, 404 pages, paperback; first published 1987; this edition published 26 August 1999, received 25 August 1999.)
    "...a matchless display of Philip K Dick's quirky, humorous, idiosyncratically philosophical world view." [status: with reviewer]

  • Luminous by Greg Egan
    (Orion Millennium, £5.99, 295 pages, paperback; published 26 August 1999, received 25 August 1999.)
    "...stories range from near future predictions to far future, far space improvisations..." [status: with reviewer]
  • Lean Times in Lankhmar by Fritz Leiber
    (Orion Millennium, £6.99, 407 pages, paperback; first published 1996; this edition published 26 August 1999, received 25 August 1999.)
    "Follow the giant barbarian Fafhrd and his mysterious ally the Gray Mouser as they travel the mysterious, exotic world of Nehwon in search of riches and glory." [status: with reviewer]
  • The Tamuli by David Eddings
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £12.99, 1429 pages, paperback; published 5 July 1999; received 2 July 1999.)
    "The spectacular epic masterwork The Tamuli complete in one volume." Originally published in three volumes: Domes of Fire (1992), The Shining Ones (1993) and The Hidden City (1994). [status: available]

  • The Rivan Codex by David and Leigh Eddings, illustrated by Geoff Taylor
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £6.99, 490 pages, paperback; published 5 July 1999; received 24 June 1999.)
    "Ancient text of the Belgariad and the Malloreon ... a book full of wonders. In its pages can be found the origin and the birth of the greatest fantasy epic of modern times..." [status: available]

  • Stone and Sky: Book One of the Stone trilogy by Graham Edwards
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £5.99, 357 pages, paperback; published 19 April 1999; received 29 March 1999.)
    "Trapped in an iceberg, Archan, the sole surviving dragon in the world, is on the move ... a fantasy world of amazing dimensions..." [status: with reviewer]

  • The X-Files (VI): Skin by Ben Mezrich
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £16.99, 261 pages, hardback; published 19 April 1999; received 29 March 1999.)
    "A novel based on the hit television series... a New York City Hospital ward is destroyed in a psychotic bloodbath, and an elderly professor... is suddenly the city's most wanted fugitive." [status: available]

  • Shards of a Broken Crown: Volume 4 of the Serpentwar Saga by Raymond E Feist
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £6.99, 498 pages, paperback; published 6 April 1999; received 16 March 1999.)
    "...unforgettable finale to the world-wide bestselling Serpentwar Saga." [status: available]

  • Starman: Book 3 of the Axis trilogy by Sara Douglass
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £6.99, 733 pages, paperback; published 6 April 1999; received 11 March 1999.)
    "An epic fantasy in the tradition of Janny Wurts, David Eddings and Robert Jordan..." [status: available]

  • The Memory of Whiteness by Kim Stanley Robinson
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £5.99, 351 pages, paperback; first published 1985, this edition 15 March 1999; received 17 February 1999.)
    "In the 33rd century humanity is scattered among the planets of the Solar System ... Johannes Wright is the Ninth Master of the Orchestra. But as he sets out on his first Grand Tour of the Solar System, unseen foes are at his heel..." [status: available]

  • Merlin: the old magic a novelisation by James Mallory
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £6.99, 335 pages, paperback; published 15 March 1999; received 17 February 1999.)
    "Imagine a world in which magic is real. Imagine a time when the greatest battle between good and evil will be fought between those who hold that magic." Etc.

  • The Dragon King: Book Three of The Crimson Shadow by RA Salvatore
    (HarperCollins Voyager, £5.99, 344 pages, paperback; published 1 March 1999; received 10 February 1999.)
    "Prepare for drama, heart-stopping suspense and wondrous magic as the Crimson Shadow reaches its breathtaking climax."

  • Lord of the Isles by David Drake
    (Orion Millennium, £6.99, 625 pages, paperback; published 21 January 1999, received 21 January 1999.)
    "...begins a towering and complex epic of heroic adventure filled with wild passion and adventure." Sound familiar...?

  • Ronan's Revenge by James Bibby
    (Orion Millennium, £16.99, 245 pages. Hardback published 16 March 1998; received 26 February 1998. Paperback published January 1999, received 16 January 1999.)
    "Written in the hilarious tradition of the bestselling Terry Pratchett and Tom Holt..."

  • The Thief's Gamble by Juliet E McKenna
    (Orbit, £5.99, 437 pages, paperback; published 7 January 1999; received 12 December 1998.)
    "...set in Einarinn, a land where the secret of magic is known only to a select group. Living in deliberate isolation and under the watchful eye of the Archmage, the wizards mean to keep their lore concealed. But nothing lasts forever..."

  • The Homunculus by Martin Wilson
    (Christoffel Press, £5.99, 169 pages, paperback; published November 1998; received 6 December 1998.)
    Fantasy novel. Sequel to The Castle of Oblivion (1997).

  • The Castle of the Winds by Michael Scott Rohan
    (Orbit, £6.99, 454 pages, paperback; published 5 November 1998; received 10 October 1998.)
    "One of the most powerful voices in epic fantasy returns to his thrilling world of magic, myth and ice ... an epic journey of discovery, filled with danger, magic - and love."

  • Oath of Gold by Elizabeth Moon
    (Orbit, £6.99, 501 pages, paperback; published 5 November 1998; received 10 October 1998.)
    "Paksennarion may have been born a sheepfarmer's daughter, but she has proved herself time ang again to be a woman of destiny ... Now, in the final, climatic (sic) volume of her epic tale, Paksenarrion must fulfill her destiny and become a legend."

  • The Barbed Coil by JV Jones
    (Orbit, £6.99, 667 pages, paperback; published 1 October 1998; received 14 September 1998.)
    "When Izgard of Garizon put on the Coil and crowned himself King, he set in train a course of tumultuous events that would reverberate around the continent..."

  • Side Effects edited by Maria Augusta and António de Macedo
    (Simetria, Bloco UV - 2o Piso - Porta 11, Outeira da Vela - 2750 Cascais, Portugal; 136 pages in English, 144 pages in Portuguese; paperback; published September 1997; received 5 September 1998. ISBN 972-97495-0-7.)
    Anthology published to mark the Second Encounters of Science Fiction and Fantastic conference.

  • Non-events on the Edge of the Empire edited by André Vilares Morgado
    (Câmara Municipal de Cascais, Largo 5 de Outubro - 2750 Cascais, Portugal; 108 pages in English, 108 pages in Portuguese; paperback; published September 1996; received 5 September 1998. ISBN 972-637-039-6.)
    "A striking collection of sf&f of the best Portuguese authors." Anthology published to mark the First Encounters of Science Fiction and Fantastic conference.

  • It Came From on High by Andrew Harman
    (Orbit, £5.99, 326 pages, paperback; published 3 September 1998; received 26 August 1998.)
    "At last -- the truth the Vatican couldn't tell! ...after the scientific proof that the Turin Shroud is real proves too convoluted for Pope Joshua Angeles to use, it seems that the only sensible course of action is to panic."

  • The Blackgod by Greg Keyes
    (Orbit, £6.99, 494 pages, paperback; published 3 September 1998; received 26 August 1998.)
    "The River flowed from the mountains into the distant sea, and everywhere he touched, he ruled ... But, beyond the River's reach, there was a riot of gods and ghosts."

  • Sci-fi Channel: True Life Encounters, General Editor John Spencer
    -- Alien Contact by John and Anne Spencer
    (Orion Media, £9.99, trade paperback; published 10 December 1997; received 13 December 1997. Orion Millennium, £6.99, mass market paperback; published 3 August 1998; received 28 July 1998.)
    -- UFO Sightings by Alan Baker
    (Orion Media, £9.99, trade paperback; published 10 December 1997; received 13 December 1997. Orion Millennium, £6.99, mass market paperback; published 3 August 1998; received 28 July 1998.)
    -- Unexplained Natural Phenomena by Keith Tutt
    (Orion Media, £9.99, trade paperback; published 10 December 1997; received 13 December 1997. Orion Millennium, £6.99, mass market paperback; published November 1998; received 24 November 1998.)
    "Each book is written by an expert in the field, and recounts approximately forty incidents written as reported - including investigatory evidence - enabling readers to make up their own minds as to the truth."

  • Ghosts and Spirits by Alan Baker (part of the Sci-fi Channel's True Life Encounters series)
    (Orion Media, £9.99, paperback. Published 20 July 1998; received 22 July 1998.)
    "The latest in this series of books of true life tales of aliens and the paranormal..."

  • The Children of Wrath by Mickey Zucker Reichert
    (Millennium, £11.99, 516 pages, paperback. Published 19 June 1998; received 15 June 1998.)
    "The sixth in the Renshai sequence of Norse fantasies tells of King Griff and his new wife Matrinka and of their allies Tae, a rapscallion made diplomat, and Rakhir, a knight - both of whom have fathered sons on Kevral, a Renshai..."

  • Predator: Cold War by Nathan Archer
    (Millennium, £4.99, 266 pages, paperback. Published 8 June 1998; received 13 June 1998.)
    "Over the icy Siberian wastes something falls from the sky. Soon decapitated villagers, soldiers and oil workers litter the snow ... the Predators are back!"

  • Orbital Resonance by John Barnes
    (Millennium, £5.99, 214 pages, paperback. This edition published 4 May 1998; first published 1991; received 8 May 1998.)
    "For the last 30 years the survivors of the Collapse have struggled to exist Earthside. Space colonies like the Flying Dutchman offer the last best hope for the mother planet's future..."

  • Kaleidoscope Century by John Barnes
    (Millennium, £5.99, 252 pages, paperback. This edition published 4 May 1998; first published 1995; received 8 May 1998.)
    "Joshua Ali Quare ... wakes to find he is 141 years old with the body of a 65 year old. And someone is looking for him."

  • Star Trek in Myth and Legend by Thomas Richards
    (Orion, £5.99, 180 pages, paperback. Published 4 May 1998; received 8 May 1998.)
    "The first literary and cultural review of the Star Trek series and films ... sure to become a Trekkers bible..."

  • Dradin, in Love by Jeff VanderMeer, with illustrations by Michael Shores
    (Buzzcity Press, $9.95, 98 pages, paperback. Published 1996; received 19 March 1998.)
    "In a city that has never existed, in a world that never was, the missionary Dradin pursues his love, and in his pursuit embarks upon a journey that will forever change him."

  • The Final Trick of Funnyman and other stories by Bruce Taylor
    (The Ministry of Whimsy Press, $12.99, 183 pages, paperback. Published 1997; received 19 March 1998.)
    "From the vaguely sinister adventures of Mr M to the 'Bradburyesque' boyhood exploits of Edward, Taylor's tales showcase an imagination at once intense and gentle, absurd and cutting."

  • Leviathan Volume One: Into the Gray edited by Jeff VanderMeer and Luke O'Grady
    (Mule Press and The Ministry of Whimsy, $7.50, 144 pages, paperback. Published 1996; received 19 March 1998.)
    Anthology attempting to "map part of the leviathan that is fiction."

  • Danger Music: Ten Fables by Stepan Chapman
    (The Ministry of Whimsy Press, $2.99, 40 pages, paperback. Published 1996; received 19 March 1998.)
    Chapbook of stories by the author who "...was raised in Illinois, kidnapped by giant cicadas, and studied the 12 languages of the arthropods of The Academy of Ancient Trilobites, deep below Antarctica."

  • Barnacle Bill the Spacer and other stories by Lucius Shepard
    (Millennium, £5.99, 292 pages, paperback. Published 2 March 1998; received 27 February 1998. First published in the UK in 1997.)
    "...six stories exploring the darkside where science fiction meets horror, where real life becomes nightmare ... explodes the myth that sf is for anoraks."

  • Life During Wartime by Lucius Shepard
    (Millennium, £5.99, 438 pages, paperback. Published 2 March 1998; received 27 February 1998. First published in the UK in 1988.)
    "In the jungles of Guatemala, David Mingolla ... knows he is nothing but an expendable pawn in an endless war ... a deadly psychic conflict where the mind is the greatest weapon."

  • Prince of Demons by Mickey Zucker Reichert
    (Orion Millennium, £6.99, 622 pages, paperback. Published 2 February 1998; received 10 February 1998. UK hardback published by Orion, 1997.)
    "A Renshai novel... Due to Colbey Calistinsson's interference in Ragnarok - he has now been elevated to Valhalla - the elves were brought to the point of extinction and determined to have their revenge on humanity."

  • Alien: Resurrection by A C Crispin
    (Warner Books, £5.99, 276 pages, paperback; hardback also available at £16.99. Published 27 November 1997; received 20 November 1997.)
    "At the farthest reaches of the Solar System, aboard orbiting space station Auriga, the unthinkable has happened. Ripley awakes. Her last memory is of her fiery death on the prison colony Fiorina 361. And yet she is alive."

  • X-Files Confidential: The Unauthorised X-Philes Compendium by Ted Edwards (Second Edition)
    (Little, Brown, £9.99, 326 pages, paperback. Published 6 November 1997; received 20 November 1997.)
    "It's completely unauthorized. Totally candid. And now updated to include 1996-97. It's the only book to cover every episode of the first four seasons of the X-Files."

  • The Science of the X-Files by Michael White
    (Legend, £5.99, 195 pages, paperback. Published 6 November 1997; received 20 November 1997.)
    "How could ghosts possibly exist? What are the real chances of the Earth being visited by aliens?" Michael White "fascinatingly investigates..."

  • X-files Confidential: Episode Guide to Series Three by Ted Edwards
    (Warner Books, £4.99, 204 pages, paperback. Published September 1997; received 11 September 1997.)
    "...a fascinating collaboration between the author and the show's creative team -- the companion fans have been waiting for."


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