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December 2004...
BAD MAGIC by Stephan Zielinski (author's first novel) Tor - �23.95
BLOOD DEBT by Tanya Huff (Vicki Nelson mysteries 5) Orbit - �6.99
BLOOD PACT by Tanya Huff (Vicki Nelson mysteries 4) Orbit - �6.99
CHIMAERA by Ian Irvine (Well of Echoes 4) Orbit - �12.99
THE CINEMA OF JOHN CARPENTER: The Technique Of Terror
     edited by Ian Conrich and David Woods, Wallflower - unpriced
THE ETHOS EFFECT by L.E. Modesitt Jr, Orbit - �7.99
FLASHES OF THE FANTASTIC edited by David Ketterer (War Of The Worlds cenntenial essays) Praeger - �52.99
LURULU by Jack Vance (sequel to Ports Of Call) Tor - $22.95
NEW SPRING by Robert Jordan (a Wheel of Time novel) Orbit - �6.99
REFLEX by Steven Gould (sequel to Jumper) Tor - $25.95
THIEVES WORLD: Enemies Of Fortune edited by Lynn Abbey (anthology) Tor - $26.95
THE UTOPIAN FANTASTIC edited by Martha Bartter (genre essays) Praeger - �36.99
THE WELL OF STARS by Robert Reed (sequel to Marrow) Orbit - �6.99

November 2004...
ANGEL ROAD by Steven Savile (collection of short fiction) Elastic - �6
BLOOD LINES by Tanya Huff (Vicki Nelson mysteries 3) Orbit - �6.99
BLOOD TRAIL by Tanya Huff (Vicki Nelson mysteries 2) Orbit - �6.99
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: Tales Of The Vampires (graphic novel) Titan - �10.99
THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO SCIENCE FICTION edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn,
     Cambridge University Press - �16.99 / $24.95
CENTURY RAIN by Alastair Reynolds, Gollancz - �14.99
DRAGON'S KIN by Anne and Todd McCaffrey (a Pern novel) Corgi - �6.99
FALLEN ANGEL by Stephanie Bedwell-Grime (sequel to Guardian Angel) Telos - �9.99 / $9.95
GOBLINS! by Brian Froud and Ari Berk, Pavilion - �14.99
H.G. Wells's THE TIME MACHINE: A Reference Guide by John R. Hammond, Praeger - �45.99
THE HIGH LORD by Trudi Canavan (Black Magician 3) Orbit - �7.99
LEGACY OF BLOOD: A Comprehensive Guide To Slasher Movies by Jim Harper, Critical Vision - �9.99 / $17.95
THE MAGIC THREE OF SOLATIA by Jane Yolen, Starscape - �5.99
THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW SF 17 edited by Gardner Dozois, Robinson - �9.99
THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF NEW TERROR edited by Stephen Jones, Robinson - �7.99
MOVING TARGET by Elizabeth Moon (Vatt's War 2) Orbit - �6.99
THE ORIGINALS by Dave Gibbons, Vertigo / Titan - �17.99
PORTS OF HELL by Johnny Strike (author's first novel) Diagonal/Headpress - �8.99 / $15.95
THE SANDMAN: Endless Nights by Neil Gaiman, Titan - �10.99
SHADOWMARCH by Tad Williams, Orbit - �17.99
SPACE ODYSSEY: A Voyage To The Planets by Tim Haines and Christopher Riley, BBC - �20
SUPERMAN: TRUE BRIT by Kim 'Howard' Johnson and John Cleese, John Byrne and Mark Farmer
      (graphic novel) DC Comics / Titan - �19.99 / $24.95

October 2004...
ALCHYMIST by Ian Irvine (Well Of Echoes 3) Orbit - �7.99
THE ALGEBRAIST by Iain M. Banks, Orbit - �17.99
AMAZONA by Chris Achilléos (artbook) Titan - �14.99 / $19.95
BLOOD PRICE by Tanya Huff (Vicki Nelson mysteries 1) Orbit - �6.99
FISHY WISHES by Tom Holt (2 novels, Wish You Were Here + Djinn Rummy) Orbit - �8.99
GIFTS by Ursula Le Guin, Orion - �10.99
INCOMPETENCE by Rob Grant, Gollancz - �6.99
INCUBUS DREAMS by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake, vampire hunter 12) Orbit - �10.99
THE LAST BATTLE by Chris Bunch (Dragonmaster 3) Orbit - �10.99
THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN Vol.II by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill, Titan - �9.99
THE ORANGE GIRL by Jostein Gaarder, Weidenfeld & Nicolson - �9.99
THE RUNES OF THE EARTH: The Last Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant by Stephen Donaldson, Gollancz - �18.99
SETTLING ACCOUNTS: Return Engagement by Harry Turtledove, Hodder & Stoughton - �18.99
THE SUNDERING by Walter Jon Williams (Dread Empire's Fall 2) Pocket - �6.99
SUNSHINE by Robin McKinley, Bantam - �6.99
TAO TE JINX: Collected Quotations Of Steve Aylett, Scar Garden - �6.99

September 2004...
ANGEL STATIONS by Gary Gibson (author's first novel) Tor - �10.99
THE ART OF DISCWORLD by Terry Pratchett and Paul Kidby, Gollancz - �14.99
DUNE: The Battle Of Corrin by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson
     (Legends Of Dune 3) Hodder & Stoughton - �18.99
EDENBORN by Nick Sagan (sequel to Idlewild) Bantam - �12.99
EXULTANT by Stephen Baxter (Destiny's Children 2) Gollancz - �12.99
GODDESS OF THE ICE REALM by David Drake (Lord of the Isles 7) Gollancz - �6.99
HOWE'S TRANSCENDENTAL TOYBOX: Update no.1 by David J. Howe and Arnold T. Blomberg, Telos - �7.99 / $8.95
INDUSTRIAL MAGIC by Kelley Armstrong, Orbit - �6.99
IRON COUNCIL by China Miéville, Macmillian - �12.99
JACKING IN TO THE MATRIX FRANCHISE: Cultural Reception And Interpretation
     edited by Mathhew Kapell and William G. Doty, Continuum - �12.99 / $19.95
LANCE BARNES: Post-Nuke Dick by Stefan Petrucha and Barry Crain, Moonstone - $11.95
NORTHERN STORM by Juliet E. McKenna (Aldabreshin Compass 2) Orbit - �7.99
THE PRESERVE by Patrick Lestewka (author's first novel) Necro - $15.95
QUAKE by Andy Remic (sequel to Spiral) Orbit - �6.99
THE SELLAMILLION by A.R.R.R. Roberts (another Tolkien parody!) Gollancz - �6.99
THE SIMULACRA by Philip K. Dick (reprint of 1977 novel) Gollancz - �6.99
SMALLVILLE: The Official Companion - Season 1 by Paul Simpson, Titan - �12.99 / $14.95
THE SODDIT by A.R.R.R. Roberts (parody of Tolkien's The Hobbit) Gollancz - �5.99
TANEQUIL by Terry Brooks (High Druid of Shannara 2) Simon and Schuster - 17.99
Terry Pratchett's DISCWORLD COLLECTOR'S CALENDAR 2005, Gollancz - �14.99
TIME HUNTER: KITSUNE by John Paul Catton, Telos - �7.99 / $8.95
A VAULT OF HORROR: A Book of 80 Great* British Horror Movies from 1956 - 1974
     (*And Not So Great) by Keith Topping, Telos - �12.99 / $17.95
WOLF BROTHER by Michelle Paver (Chronicles of Ancient Darkness 1) Orion - �8.99
WORLDSTORM by James Lovegrove, Gollancz - �12.99

August 2004...
DAMNED: An Anthology Of The Lost edited by David G. Barnett, Necro - $50
DANTE'S EQUATION by Jane Jensen (author's first novel) Orbit - �7.99
DEMONSTORM by James Barclay (Legends of the Raven 3) Gollancz - �18.99
THE DRUID KING by Norman Spinrad, Time Warner - �6.99
GRENDEL by John Gardner (reprint of 1971 novella) Gollancz - �6.99
HOUND by George Green (author's first novel) Bantam - �6.99
IDLEWILD by Nick Sagan (author's first novel) Bantam - �6.99
JOHN CARPENTER: The Prince Of Darkness (book-length interview) by Gilles Boulenger, Silman-James - $19.95
KNEES UP MOTHER EARTH by Robert Rankin (Brentford 7) Gollancz - �9.99
LIQUID METAL: The Science Fiction Film Reader edited by Sean Redmond, Wallflower - �16.99
NEW YORK DREAMS by Eric Brown (Virex 3) Gollancz - �6.99
ORCS by Stan Nicholls (omnibus of 4 novels) Gollancz - �7.99
THE SEAGULL DROVERS by Steve Cockayne (Legends of the Land 3) Orbit - �6.99
SHADOW WARRIOR by Chris Bunch ('Joshua Wolfe' trilogy omnibus) Orbit - �8.99
THE SILENT WAR by Ben Bova (Asteroid Wars 3) NEL - �7.99
THE SNOW by Adam Roberts, Gollancz - �12.99
SOMNAMBULISTS by Allen Ashley, Elastic - �5
SPOOKY ENCOUNTERS: A Gwailo's Guide To Hong Kong Horror by Daniel O'Brien, Critical Vision - �13.99 / $17.95
TALL STORIES by Tom Holt (2 novels, Expecting Someone Taller + Ye Gods!) Orbit - �8.99

July 2004...
CODE NOIR by Marianne de Pierres (Parrish Plessis 2) Orbit - �6.99
THE DARK FLIGHT DOWN by Marcus Sedgwick (sequel to The Book Of Dead Days) Orion - �8.99
DARK TERRORS 6 edited by Stephen Jones and David Sutton, Gollancz - �7.99
THE DECEIVING EYE: The Art Of Richard Hescox, Paper Tiger - �20 / $29.95
THE GATES OF DAWN by Robert Newcomb Chronicles Of Blood And Stone 2) Bantam - �6.99
THE NOVICE by Trudi Canavan (Black Magician 2) Orbit - �7.99
POLYSTOM by Adam Roberts, Gollancz - �6.99
RINGWORLD'S CHILDREN by Larry Niven (4th in Ringworld series) Orbit - �16.99
ROMA ETERNA by Robert Silverberg, Gollancz - �6.99
THE SCROLLS OF THE ANCIENTS by Robert Newcomb (Chronicles Of Blood And Stone 3) Bantam - �12.99
SHADOWHEART by James Barclay (Legends Of The Raven 2) Gollancz - �6.99
THE SILVER CHILD by Cliff McNish, Dolphin - �4.99
SINGULARITY SKY by Charles Stross (author's first novel) Orbit - �12.99
A STIR OF ECHOES by Rochard Matheson (reprint of 1958 novel) Tor - $12.95
THE WELL OF LEARNING by Caiseal Mór (Wellspring 1) Pocket - �6.99
WILD MAGIC by Jude Fisher (Fool's Gold 2) Pocket - �6.99
THE WITCHES OF CHISWICK by Robert Rankin, Gollancz - �6.99

June 2004...
ALIEN WOMAN: The Making Of Lt. Ellen Ripley by Ximena Gallardo C. and C. Jason Smith, Continuum - $19.95
THE AUTUMN CASTLE by Kim Wilkins (Europa Suite 1) Gollancz - �17.99
COALESCENT by Stephen Baxter (Destiny's Children 1) Gollancz - �6.99
DARKNESSES by L.E. Modesitt, Jr (Corean Chonicles 2) Orbit - �7.99
DEMONS OF CHITRAKUT by Ashok K. Banker (Ramayana 3) Orbit - �6.99
A FOREST OF STARS by Kevin J. Anderson (Saga Of Seven Suns 2) Pocket - �6.99
IN YOUR DREAMS by Tom Holt, Orbit - �12.99
MAUL by Tricia Sullivan, Orbit - �6.99
THE RAVEN WARRIOR by Alice Borchardt (Guinevere 2) Bantam - �6.99
RIVER OF GODS by Ian McDonald, Simon and Schuster - �17.99
TIME'S EYE by Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter (Time Odyssey 1) Gollancz - �12.99
T2: THE FUTURE WAR by S.M. Stirling (Terminator spinoff novel) Gollancz - �6.99

May 2004...
ABSOLUTION GAP by Alastair Reynolds, Gollancz - �6.99
THE BOOK OF DEAD DAYS by Marcus Sedgwick, Orion - �4.99
CLUB DEAD by Charlaine Harris (Spookie Stackhouse 3) Orbit - �6.99
THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW by Whitley Strieber (film novelisation) Gollancz - �6.99
DEATHSTALKER LEGACY by Simon R. Green, Gollancz - �6.99
DEATHSTALKER RETURN by Simon R. Green, Gollancz - �18.99
DIGITAL ART FOR THE 21st CENTURY: Renderosity by John Grant and Audre Vysniaskas, A.A.P.P.L. - �19.95
FELAHEEN by Jon Courtenay Grimwood (Arabesk 3) Pocket - �6.99
FIVE GREAT NOVELS by Philip K. Dick (omnibus edition: The Three Stigmata Of Palmer Eldritch,
   Martian Time-Slip, Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep, Ubik, A Scanner Darkly) Gollancz - �12.99
FUTURES: 50 YEARS IN SPACE by David A. Hardy and Patrick Moore, AAPPL - �17.99
JAWS OF DARKNESS by Harry Turtledove (Darkness 5) - �6.99
THE JOURNALS OF ELEANOR DRUSE: My Investigation Of The Kingdom Hospital Incident, Bantam - �6.99
MADALON by Jennifer Fallon (Demon Child 1, author's first novel) Orbit - �7.99
THE McATRIX DERIDED by Robertski Brothers (parody of Matrix films by Adam Roberts) Gollancz - �6.99
PRISONER OF IRONSEA TOWER by Sarah Ash (Tears Of Artamon 2) Bantam - �10.99
SCABBARD'S SONG by Kim Hunter (Red Pavilions 3) Orbit - �6.99
THE SKEIN OF LAMENT by Chris Wooding (Braided Path 2) Gollancz - �10.99
THE SOUND OF WHITE ANTS by Brian Howell (author's first collection) Elastic Press - �5
TRIAL OF FIRE by Kate Jacoby (Elita 5) Gollancz - �6.99

April 2004...
FIVE GREAT NOVELS by H.G. Wells (omnibus: The Time Machine, The Island Of Dr Moreau,
   The War Of The Worlds, The First Men In The Moon, and The Invisible Man), Gollancz - �10.99
THE HUMAN ABSTRACT by George Mann, Telos original novella - �7.99 / $9.95
THE LIGHT AGES by Ian R. MacLeod, Pocket - �6.99
KNIGHTHOOD OF THE DRAGON by Chris Bunch (Dragonmaster 2) Orbit - �6.99
LIVING DEAD IN DALLAS by Charlaine Harris (sequel to Dead Until Dark) Orbit - �6.99
LORE BRINGER by Miller Lau (Last Clansman 3) Pocket - �6.99
SWORDS OF NIGHT AND DAY by David Gemmell (sequel to White Wolf) Bantam - �17.99
THE WAR OF THE FLOWERS by Tad Williams, Orbit - �7.99
THE WEAVERS OF SARAMYR by Chris Wooding (Braided Path 1) Gollancz - �6.99
WHITE WOLF by David Gemmell (Damned 1) Corgi - �6.99
THE YEAR OF OUR WAR by Steph Swainston, Gollancz - �9.99

March 2004...
ALCHYMIST by Ian Irvine (Well Of Echoes 3) Orbit - �12.99
ASPECTS OF A PSYCHOPATH by Alistair Langston (author's first novella), Telos - �8 / $9.95
BEYOND INFINITY by Gregory Benford, Orbit - �6.99
CARTOMANCY by Mary Gentle (collection) Gollancz - �6.99
COWL by Neal Asher, Tor - �17.99
THE DARKNESS THAT COMES BEFORE by R. Scott Bakker (Prince Of Nothing 1) Simon & Schuster - �10.99
DEAD UNTIL DARK by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse 1) Orbit - �5.99
THE DEVIL IN GREEN by Mark Chadbourn (Dark Age 1) Gollancz - �6.99
THE DEVIL'S ARMOUR by John Marco, Gollancz - �10.99
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SUPERHEROES ON FILM AND TELEVISION by John Kenneth Muir, McFarland - $59.95
FOR TWO NIGHTS ONLY by Tom Holt (omnibus edition of Overtime and Grailblazers) Orbit - �8.99
LEGENDS OF DUNE 2: The Machine Crusade by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson, NEL - �7.99
THE LINE OF POLITY by Neal Asher, Tor - �6.99
LUCIFER'S DRAGON by Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Simon & Schuster - �6.99
MARKET FORCES by Richard Morgan, Gollancz - �10.99
MIDNIGHT TIDES by Steven Erikson (Malazan 5) Bantam - �12.99
NEWTON'S WAKE by Ken MacLeod, Orbit - �17.99
THE ONION GIRL by Charles de Lint, Gollancz - �6.99
THE QUEEN OF SINISTER Mark Chadbourn (Dark Age 2) Gollancz - �10.99
THE RAVEN GAME by Caiseal Mór (Watchers 3) Pocket - �6.99
SHADOWGOD by Michael Cobley (Shadowkings 2) Pocket - �6.99

February 2004...
THE AFFINITY TRAP by Martin Sketchley (author's first novel) Simon & Schuster, �10.99
AMERICAN EMPIRE: The Victorious Opposition by Harry Turtledove (3rd book in series), NEL - �7.99
BRITISH SUMMERTIME by Paul Cornell, Gollancz - �6.99
THE COMPANIONS by Sheri S. Tepper, Gollancz - �10.99
DARK HEAVENS by Roger Levy (sequel to Reckless Sleep) Gollancz - �6.99
DIME STORE MAGIC by Kelley Armstrong (2nd sequel to Bitten) Orbit - �6.99
DOWNWARD TO THE EARTH by Robert Silverberg (reprint of 1977 novel) Gollancz - �6.99
HELLBOY: The Art Of The Movie (shooting script illustrated by various artists) Titan - �16.99
HITCHHIKER: A Biography Of Douglas Adams by M.J. Simpson, Coronet - �8.99
KARLOFF'S CIRCUS by Steve Aylett (Accomplice 4) Gollancz - �9.99
THE LOST BOYS' APPRECIATION SOCIETY by Alan Gibbons, Dolphin - �4.99
THE MAGICIANS' GUILD by Trudi Canavan (Black Magician 1) Orbit - �7.99
MOTHERSHIP by John Brosnan, Gollancz - �10.99
THE PORTABLE DOOR by Tom Holt, Orbit - �6.99
THE SEAGULL DROVERS by Steve Cockayne (Legends of the Land 3) Orbit - �12.99
SUPERMAN ON THE COUCH by Danny Fingeroth (nonfiction) Continuum - $19.95
TETRARCH by Ian Irvine (Well of Echoes 2) Orbit - �7.99
WHITE DEVILS by Paul McAuley, Simon & Schuster, �12.99

January 2004...
THE ALSISO PROJECT edited by Andrew Hook, Elastic Press - �6
CHANGING PLANES by Ursula Le Guin (collection) Gollancz - �8.99
DEEP TEN edited by Gary Couzens and Sara-Jayne Townsend
   (writers' group 10th anniversay anthology), T-Party - �5
FALLING by Debbie Moon (author's 1st novel) Honno - �6.99
THE IRON CHAIN by Steve Cockayne (Legends of the Land 2) Orbit - �6.99
LORD OF SNOWS AND SHADOWS by Sarah Ash (Tears Of Artamon 1) Bantam - �6.99
MATRIX WARRIOR: Being The One by Jake Horsley (unofficial handbook) Gollancz - �5.99
MERLIN THE SORCERER by William P. Burch (Battle of Dragons 1) Taylor-Madison - $24.95
NEW SPRING by Robert Jordan (a Wheel of Time novel) Orbit - �16.99
NYLON ANGEL by Marianne de Pierres (Parrish Plessis 1) Orbit - �6.99
THE SWORD OF SHANNARA TRILOGY by Terry Brooks (omnibus of novels, 1977, 1982, 1985) Orbit - �14.99
THE WELL OF LOST PLOTS by Jasper Fforde (Thursday Next 3) NEL - �6.99

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