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Speed Of Dark by Elizabeth Moon
01/12/2002. Pub: Orbit. 424 page paperback. Price: £ 6.99 (UK). ISBN: 1-84149-141-1.

To Hold Infinity by John Meaney
01/12/2002. Pub: Bantam. 554 page paperback. Price: £ 5.99 (UK), $11.95 (AUS) and $17.95 (NZ). ISBN: 0-553-50588-2.

Monument by Ian Graham
01/12/2002. Pub: Orbit. 373 page hardback. Price: £10.00 (UK), $22.00 (CAN). ISBN: 1-84149-102-0.

T2: Infiltrator by S.M. Sterling & T2: Rising Storm by S.M. Sterling
01/12/2002. Pub: Gollancz. 499 page paperback. Price: £ 6.99 (UK). ISBN: 0-575-07371-3. Gollancz. 378 page enlarged paperback. Price: £ 9.99 (UK). ISBN: 0-575-07156-7.

Burning Brightly (The Legendary Story Of Herald Lavan Firestorm) by Mercedes Lackey
01/12/2002. Pub: Gollancz. 406 page paperback. Price: £ 6.99 (UK). ISBN: 0-57507-296-2.

Dark Light (Engines Of Light: Book 2) by Ken Macleod
01/12/2002. Pub: Orbit. 368 page paperback. Price: £ 6.99 (UK), $ 9.99 (CAN). ISBN: 1-84149-109-8.

The Isle Of Battle (The Swan's War Book 2) by Sean Russell
01/12/2002. Pub: Orbit/Time Warner. 464 page hardback. Price: £12.99(UK). ISBN: 1-84149-086-5.

Star Trek: Captain's Peril by William Shatner with Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens
01/12/2002. Pub: Pocket Books/Simon and Schuster. 335 page hardback. Price: £14.99 (UK), $25.00 (US) and $39.90 (CAN). ISBN: 0-7434-4819-7.

Wild Cards: Deuces Down edited by George RR Martin
01/12/2002. Pub: iBooks. 324 page hardback. Price: £12.99 (UK), $23.00 (US) and $35.00 (CAN). ISBN: 0-7434-4505.

Star Trek: I'm Working On That: A Trek From Science Fiction To Science Fact by William Shatner with Chip Walter
01/12/2002. Pub: Pocket Books/Simon and Schuster. 392 page hardback. Price: £12.99 (UK). ISBN: 0-671-04737-X.

Geomancer (Volume One of The Well Of Echoes) by Ian Irvine
01/12/2002. Pub: Orbit/Time Warner. 621 page enlarged paperback. Price: £11.99(UK). ISBN: 1-84149-209-4.

Peace
01/12/2002. This is an excellent novel but it's not fantastic. It is a mainstream novel, marketed as a fantasy

New York Blues (Volume 2 of The Virex Trilogy) by Eric Brown
01/12/2002. Pub: Gollancz. 309 page paperback. Price: £ 5.99(UK). ISBN: 0-57507-301-2.

Narcissus In Chains by Laurel K. Hamilton
01/12/2002. Pub: Orbit/Time Warner. 533 page paperback. Price: £ 6.99(UK). ISBN: 1-84149-134-9.

Once More with Feeling - Buffy the Vampire Slayer- Original Cast Album
01/12/2002. Mutant Enemy/Twentieth Century Fox Corp. Rounder 1166190582. Price: £ 7.99 - £15.99 so shop around for the best deal.

The Julie Bell Portfolio
01/12/2002. Pub: Paper Tiger. 64 page coffee-table size softcover. Price: £12.99 (UK), $21.95 (US) and $31.95 (CAN). ISBN: 1-85585-852-5.

Forests Of The Heart by Charles De Lint
01/11/2002. Pub: Gollancz. 521 page paperback. Price: £ 6.99 (UK). ISBN: 0-575-07294-6.

Angel: Endangered Species by Nancy Holder and Jeff Mariotte
01/11/2002. Pub: Pocket Books/Simon and Schuster. 376 page hardback. Price: £12.99 (UK). ISBN: 0-7434-5070-1.

The Hobbit Companion by David Day and illustrated by Lidia Postma
01/11/2002. Pub: Chrysalis Books/Pavilion Books. 92 page small padded hardback. Price: £ 4.99 (UK). ISBN: 1-86205-518-1.

Bodies: His Photographic Art by Boris Vallejo
01/11/2002. Pub: Paper Tiger. 128 page hardback. Price: £20.00 (UK). ISBN: 1-85028-268-4.

Drinking Midnight Wine by Simon R. Green
01/11/2002. Pub: Gollancz. 328 page paperback. Price: £ 6.99(UK). ISBN: 0-575-07297-0.

Maps: The Uncollected John Sladek edited by David Langford
01/11/2002. Pub: Big Engine. 358 page enlarged paperback. Price: £ 9.99 (UK). ISBN: 1-903468-08-6.

The Last Hero (A Discworld Fable) by Terry Pratchett and illustrated by Paul Kidby
01/11/2002. Pub: Gollancz. 176 page full colour coffee-table/trade softcover. Price: £12.99(UK). ISBN: 0-575-07377-2.

The Frank Collection: A Showcase Of The World's Finest Fantastic Art by Jane and Howard Frank
01/11/2002. Pub: Paper Tiger. 112 page soft paperback. Price: £14.99 (UK), $24.95 (US) and $34.95 (CAN). ISBN: 1-85585-732-4.

Blood And Honour by Simon R. Green
01/11/2002. Pub: Gollancz. 316 page paperback. Price: £ 6.99 (UK). ISBN: 0-575-05545-6.

Prowlers by Christopher Golden
01/11/2002. Pub: Pocket Books/Simon and Schuster. 288 page paperback. Price: £ 6.99 (UK). ISBN: 0-7434-4014-5.

Prowlers: Laws Of Nature by Christopher Golden
01/11/2002. Pub: Pocket Books/Simon and Schuster. 275 page paperback. Price: £ 6.99 (UK). ISBN: 0-7434-4015-3.

Star Trek Star Charts: The Complete Atlas Of Star Trek written and illustrated by Geoffrey Mandel
01/11/2002. Pub: Pocket Books/Simon and Schuster. 100 page large format paperback. Price: £ 12.99 (UK), $17.95 (USA) and $28.50 (CAN). ISBN: 0-7434-3770-5.

Taken
01/11/2002. Stephen Spielberg's new mini-series on SCI-FI Channel which begins this December 2002 in the USA.

The Mammoth Encyclopedia Of Extraterrestrial Encounters edited by Ronald D. Story
01/10/2002. Pub: Constable and Robinson Ltd. 834 page enlarged paperback. Price: £ 9.99 (UK). ISBN: 1-84119-613-4 .

The Praxis: Book One Of The Dread Empire's Fall by Walter Jon Williams
01/10/2002. Pub: Earthlight. 417 page enlarged paperback. Price: £10.99 (softcover); £17.99 (hardback). ISBN: 0-7434-6110-X and 0-7434-6111-8.

Through The Darkness (The Darkness Series Book 3) by Harry Turtledove
01/10/2002. Pub: Earthlight/Simon and Schuster. 514 page paperback. Price: £ 6.99 (UK). ISBN: 0-671-03398-0.

Reality Dust by Stephen Baxter/Making History by Paul McAuley
01/10/2002. Pub: Gollancz. 89/76 page paperback. Price: £ 4.99(UK). ISBN: 0-575-09306-3.

Elfsorrow: Legends Of The Raven by James Barclay
01/10/2002. Pub: Gollancz. 454 page enlarged paperback. Price: £10.99(UK). ISBN: 0-575-07329-2.

Debt Of Bones by Terry Goodkind
01/10/2002. Pub: Gollancz. 116 page paperback. Price: £ 4.99(UK). ISBN: 0-57507-311-X.

Cinefex # 90 - July 2002
01/10/2002. Pub: Don Shay. 136 page magazine. Price: $ 9.50(US), £ 4.99 (UK on import).

Thunderbirds: Classic Comic Strips compiled and edited by Graham Bleathman and Sam Denham
01/10/2002. Pub: Carlton. 160 page hardback. Price: £12.99(UK). ISBN: 1-84222-731-9 .

Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan
01/10/2002. Pub: Gollancz. 534 page paperback. Price: £ 6.99(UK), $ 9.99(CAN). ISBN: 0-57507-390-X.

Inquisition (Book 2 of The Aquasilva Trilogy)
01/10/2002. Pub: Earthlight/Simon and Schuster. 400 page enlarged paperback. Price: £10 (UK). ISBN: 0-7432-0965-6.

Sorcery Rising (Book One of Fool's Gold) by Jude Fisher
01/10/2002. Pub: Earthlight/Simon and Schuster. 502 page hardback. Price: £17.99 (UK). ISBN: 0-7432-2091-9.

Lightship by Jim Burns. Text: Chris Evans
01/10/2002. Pub: Paper Tiger. 125 page coffee-table size softback. Price: £14.99(UK), $21.95, $31.95 (CAN). ISBN: 1-85028-011-8.

From The Dust Returned: A Family Remembrance by Ray Bradbury
01/10/2002. Pub: Earthlight/Simon and Schuster. 204 page paperback. Price: £ 6.99 (UK). ISBN: 0-7434-2998-2.

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
01/10/2002. Pub: Black Swan Transworld Publishing 1997. Price: £ 7.99 (UK). ISBN 0552 99777 3.

The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies Of The Apocalypse by Robert Rankin
01/10/2002. Pub: Gollancz. 342 page hardback. Price: £ 9.99 (UK - a special introductory offer from Gollancz but it's possible to buy this a bit cheaper from on-line booksellers). ISBN: 0-575-07313-6.

Dragonhenge by Bob Eggleton and John Grant
01/10/2002. Pub: Paper Tiger. 128 page hardback. Price: £20 (UK), $29.95 (US) and $46.95 (CAN). ISBN: 1-85585-972-6.

Voyage of the Shadowmoon by Sean McMullen
01/10/2002. Pub: Tor. 496 page hardback. Price: $27.95 (US). ISBN: 0312877404.

The Iron Grail (Book 2 of The Merlin Codex) by Robert Holdstock
01/10/2002. Pub: Earthlight. 299 page hardback. Price: £17.99 (UK). ISBN: 0-7432-2077-3.

The Onion Girl by Charles De Lint
01/10/2002. Pub: Gollancz. 508 page enlarged paperback. Price: £10.99(UK). ISBN: 0-575-07272-5.

Strange But Not a Stranger by James Patrick Kelly
01/10/2002. Pub: Golden Gryphon. 297 page hardcover. Price: $25.95(US). ISBN: 1930846126.

Queen Of Camelot by Nancy McKenzie
01/10/2002. Pub: Orbit. 867 page paperback. Price: £ 7.99(UK). ISBN: 1-84149-149-7.

Stargate SG-1: The Illustrated Companion Seasons 1 And 2 by Thomasina Gibson &Stargate SG-1: The Illustrated Companion Seasons 3 And 4 by Thomasina Gibson
01/10/2002. Pub: Titan Books. 158 page enlarged paperback. Price: £10.99(UK). ISBN: 1-84023-354-0 and 1-84023-355-9.

Lord Soho: A Time Opera by Richard Calder
01/10/2002. Pub: Earthlight/Simon and Schuster. 378 page enlarged paperback. Price: £ 6.99 (UK). ISBN: 0-7434-0896-9.

Espionage: An Encyclopedia Of Spies And Secrets by Richard M. Bennett
01/10/2002. Pub: Virgin Books. 371 page hardback. Price: £20.00(UK), $29.95(US). ISBN: 1-85227-942-7.

The Truth by Terry Pratchett (25th Discworld novel)
01/09/2002. Pub: Corgi Books. 444 page paperback. Price £ 5.99 (UK) ISBN 0 552 14768 0 .

Chronicles of Carrick V: Orthe by Mary Gentle
01/09/2002. Pub: Gollancz, 987 page paperback. Price £9.99 (UK). ISBN: 0-575-07287-3.

Ersatz Nation by Tim Kenyon
01/09/2002. Pub: Big Engine. 232 page enlarged paperback. Price: £ 9.99 (UK). ISBN: 1-903468-07-8.

Growing Young by Dean Warren
01/09/2002. Pub: Xlibris Corporation. 369 enlarged paperback. Price: $19.54 (US). ISBN: 1-4010-5162-6.

Eon by Greg Bear
01/09/2002. Pub: Gollancz (SF Masterworks). 512 page paperback new edition. Price: £6.99 (UK). ISBN: 0575073160.

Passage by Connie Willis
01/09/2002. Pub: Voyager/HarperCollins. 780 page paperback. Price: £ 6.99(UK). ISBN: 0-00-711826-0.

Stone by Adam Roberts (Rod's view)
01/09/2002. Pub: Gollancz. 260 page enlarged paperback. Price: £ 9.99 (UK). ISBN: 0-575-07064-1.

Minority Report by Philip K. Dick
01/09/2002. Pub: Gollancz. 290 page hardback. Price: £ 6.99 (UK). ISBN: 1857987381.

The Tooth Fairy by Graham Joyce
01/09/2002. Pub: Gollancz. 320 page paperback. Price: £ 9.99 (UK). ISBN: 1857983424.

UBIK by Philip K. Dick
01/09/2002. Pub: Gollancz. 224 page paperback. Price: £ 6.99(UK). ISBN 1 85798 853.

The Science of Discworld II: The Globe by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen
01/09/2002. Pub: Ebury Press. 368 page hardback. Price: £16.99(UK). ISBN: 0 091 88273 7.

The Eyes of God by John Marco (Katie's view)
01/09/2002. Pub: Gollancz. 788 page paperback. Price: £12.99(UK). ISBN: 0575073640.

Twin Visions: The Magical Art Of Boris Vallejo And Julie Bell
01/09/2002. Pub: Paper Tiger. 128 page hardback. Price: £20.00 (UK). ISBN: 1-85585-978-2.

Hidden Empire: The Saga Of The Seven Suns by Kevin J. Anderson
01/09/2002. Pub: Earthlight/Simon and Schuster. 679 page enlarged paperback. Price: £10.99 (UK). ISBN: 0-7342-2045-5. Price: £17.99. ISBN: 0-7432 20447 (hardback).

Mapping Mars by Oliver Morton
01/09/2002. Pub: Fourth Estate 368 page hardback. Price: £18.99 (UK). ISBN: 1 84115 668 X.

Redemption Ark by Alastair Reynolds (Stephen's view)
01/07/2002. pub: Gollancz. 567 page softcover. Price: £10.99. (UK). ISBN: 0-575-06880-9.

The Science of Discworld by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen
01/07/2002. pub: Random House/Ebury Press. 414 page Paperback. Price: £ 6.99 (UK). ISBN: 0-091-88657 0.

Perdido Street Station by China Miťville
01/07/2002. pub: Pan. 867 page softcover. Price: £7.99. (UK). ISBN: 0-330-39289-1.

Behind The Mask Of Spider-Man: The Secrets Of The Movie by Mark Cotta Vaz
01/07/2002. pub: Boxtree. 205 page softcover. Price: £15.99. (UK). ISBN: 0-7522-6489-3.

Worlds by Joe Haldeman
01/07/2002. pub: Gollancz. 239 page paperback. Price: £ 9.99 (UK). ISBN: 0-575-07361-6.

Swan Songs by Brian Stableford
01/07/2002. pub: Big Engine. 647 page enlarged paperback. Price: £16.99 (UK). ISBN: 1-903468-04-3.

Farscape: The Illustrated Season 3 Companion by Paul Simpson and Ruth Thomas
01/07/2002. pub: Titan Books. 158 page enlarged paperback. Price: £ 9.99 (UK). ISBN: 1-84023-415-6.

Schild's Ladder by Greg Egan (Aaron's view)
01/06/2002. Paperback - 249 pages (21 February, 2002) Gollancz; ISBN: 0575071230.

Wizardborn (The Runelords Book 3) by David Farland
01/06/2002. pub: Earthlight. 532 page paperback. Price: 6.99 (UK). ISBN: 0-671-02950-9.

The Jonah Kit by Ian Watson
01/06/2002. Gollancz, new edition 2002, 221 page paperback. Price: £ 9.99, ISBN 0 57507 389 6.

Dark Thane (The Last Clansman Book 2) by Miller Lau
01/06/2002. pub: Earthlight/Simon and Schuster. 548 page paperback. Price: £ 7.99(UK). ISBN: 0-7434-0401-7.

Fortress Of Grey Ice (Book Two Sword Of Shadows) by J V Jones
01/06/2002. pub: Orbit. 665 page hardback. Price £17.99(UK). ISBN: 1857237706.

Paper Tiger Fantasy Art Gallery edited by Paul Barnett
01/06/2002. pub: Paper Tiger. 144 page softcover. Price: £14.95 (UK), $21.95(US) and $33.95(Canada). ISBN: 1-85585-957-2.

Diplomatic Immunity by Lois McMaster Bujold
01/06/2002. Hardcover - 320 pages. Baen Books; ISBN: 0743435338.

The Book Of The Unicorn by Nigel Suckling and illustrated by Linda and Roger Garland
01/06/2002. pub: Paper Tiger. 128 page softcover. Price: £14.99 (UK). ISBN: 1-85028-360-5.

The Treason Of Dortrean (The Arrandin Trilogy Book 2) by Marcus Herniman
01/06/2002. Pub: Earthlight. 479 page paperback. Price: £5.99 (UK). ISBN: 0-7434-1513-2.

The Empire Of Fear by Brian Stableford
01/06/2002. pub: Ballantine Books, NY. 469 page paperback. Price: $ 5.99 (US). ISBN: 0-345-37757-5.

Mediations On Middle-Earth: New Writings On The Worlds Of J.R.R. Tolkien edited by Karen Haber
01/06/2002. pub: Earthlight/Simon and Schuster. 235 page enlarged illustrated paperback. Price: £10.00 (UK). ISBN: 0-7432-3100-7.

Thorns of Nature edited by Doyle Eldon Wilmoth Jr
01/06/2002. pub: http://www.specficworld.com Electronic book (.pdf), 49 pages. Price: Free!

Richard Mathesonís The Twilight Zone Scripts Volume Two edited by Stanley Wiater
01/06/2002. pub: Edge Books/Gauntlet Press, US. Price: $16.95 (US). ISBN: 1-887368-52-3).

Star Wars Attack of the Clones: The Visual Dictionary; by David West Reynolds
01/05/2002. pub: Lucas Books & Dorling Kindersley. 64 page hardback. Price 12.99 (UK). ISBN 0-7513-3745-5.

Star Wars Attack of the Clones: Incredible Cross-Sections; written by Curtis Saxton, Illustrated by Hans Jenssen and Richard Chasemore
01/05/2002. pub: Lucas Books & Dorling Kindersley. 32 page hardback. Price 12.99 (UK). ISBN 0-7513-3744-7.

Rhapsody by Elizabeth Haydon
01/05/2002. pub: Gollancz. 609 page paperback. Price £ 6.99. ISBN: 0-57507-2792.

Bewitched Forever by Herbie J. Pilato
01/05/2002. pub: Summit Publishing Group, US. 302 page softcover. Price: $16.99 (although I got this 2nd edition second-hand for $ 7.00 plus p&p). ISBN: 1-93081907-2.

The Last Underclass by Dean Warren
01/05/2002. pub: Xlibris Corporation. 396 page enlarged paperback. Price: TBA. ISBN: 1-4010-2416-5.

Perceptualistics: Art By Jael. Text by John Grant
01/05/2002. pub: Paper Tiger. 112 page hardback. Price: £20 (UK), $29.95 (US). ISBN: 1-85585-971-8.

Time Tunnel
01/05/2002. pub: Pyramid Books, 1964. 140 page paperback. Price: well not the original price obviously. ISBN: Nope. Too early for one of those as well. Released: 1964 - all right, so Iíve been time travelling again!

Effendi: The First Second by Jon Courtney Grimwood
01/05/2002. pub: Earthlight. 376 page hardback. Price: £12.99 (UK). ISBN: 0-7432-0285-6.

The Shadow Sorceress (The Spellsong Cycle book 4) by L.E. Modestitt Jr.
. pub: Orbit. 532 page paperback. Price: 6.99 (UK). ISBN: 1-84149-089-X.

The Mammoth Book Of Science Fiction edited by Mike Ashley
01/04/2002. pub: Constable and Robinson Ltd. 498 page enlarged paperback. Price: £ 6.99 (UK). ISBN: 1-84119-375-5.

Carolanís Concerto by Caiseal Můr
01/04/2002. pub: Earthlight/Simon and Schuster. 491 page paperback. Price: £6.99 (UK). ISBN: 0-7434-2901-X.

The One Kingdom (War Book 1) by Sean Russell
01/04/2002. pub: Orbit. 714 page paperback. Price: £ 6.99 (UK). ISBN: 1-84149-088-1.

Antrax (The Voyage Of Jerle Shannara Book 2) by Terry Brooks
01/04/2002. pub: Earthlight. 375 page hardback. Price: £17.99 (UK). ISBN: 0-7432-0953-2.

The Time Tunnel by Murray Leinster
01/04/2002. pub: Pyramid. 143 page paperback. Price: well not the original price obviously. ISBN: Nope. Too early for one of those as well. released: 1966 - all right, so Iím a time traveller!

Celtika (The Merlin Codex Book 1) by Robert Holdstock
01/04/2002. pub: Earthlight. 434 page paperback. Price: 6.99 (UK). ISBN: 0-671-02885-0.

Wizardís Funeral (The Red Pavillions Book 2) by Kim Hunter
01/04/2002. pub: Orbit. 343 page enlarged paperback. Price: £ 9.99 (UK).

The Second Tom Holt Omnibus
01/04/2002. pub: Orbit. 343 page enlarged paperback. Price: £ 9.99 (UK).

The Encyclopedia Of Cult Childrenís TV by Richard Lewis
01/03/2002. pub: Allison & Busby Ltd. 354 page paperback-size hardback. Price: £ 9.99 (UK). ISBN: 0-7490-0576-9.

Starlight Man: The Extraordinary Life Of Algernon Blackwood by Mike Ashley
01/03/2002. pub: Constable and Robinson Ltd. 395 page hardback. Price: £20 (UK). ISBN: 1-84119-417-4.

Techno-Life 2020: A Day In The World Of Tomorrow by Lois Gresh
01/03/2002. pub: ECW Press. 205 page enlarged paperback. Price: $22.95 (US). ISBN: 1-55022-459-X. European distributor - Turnaround.

Knightís Dawn (The Red Pavillions: Book 1) by Kim Hunter
01/03/2002. pub: Orbit. 374 page paperback. Price: £6.99 (UK). ISBN: 1-84149-090-3.

Ares Express by Ian McDonald
01/03/2002. pub: Earthlight/Simon and Schuster. 553 page paperback. Price: £7.99 (UK). ISBN: 0-671-03754-4.

Remnant Population by Elizabeth Moon
01/03/2002. pub: Orbit. 360 page paperback. Price: £ 6.99 (UK). ISBN: 1-84149-136-5.

A Sorcerer's Legacy and the art of Vincent Di Fate
01/02/2002. A round-up of all the latest book releases, including Janny Wurts latest fantasy extravaganza, and an eye-popping art book featuring the works of Vincent Di Fate.

The First Arabesk and a Gathering of Ghosts
01/01/2002. Some great books this month, including an alternative future where Kaiser Bill and his allies, specifically the Ottoman Empire, bested Britain and her allies in World War One.

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