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December 2005...
BRIDGE OF RANMA by Ashok K. Banker (Ramayana 5) Orbit - �7.99
BRIDGE OF SOULS by Fiona McIntosh (Quickening 3) Orbit - �7.99
CHILDREN OF THE SERPENT GATE by Sarah Ash (Tears Of Artamon 3) Bantam - �10.99
LORD OF THE SHADOWS by Jennifer Fallon (Second Sons 3) Orbit - �7.99
PLATINUM POHL: The Collected Best Stories by Frederik Pohl, Tor / Sci-Fi - $27.95
THE ROSETTA CODEX by Richard Paul Russo, Orbit - �6.99

November 2005...
BLOOD RITES by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files 6) Orbit - �6.99
THE CHILDREN OF THE COMPANY by Kage Baker (Company 6) Tor / Sci-Fi - $24.95
CONVENTIONS OF WAR by Walter Jon Williams (Dread Empire's Fall 3) Simon and Schuster - �10.99
CULTURAL BREAKS by Brian Aldiss (collection of short fiction) Tachyon - $24.95
DEATH MASKS by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files 5) Orbit - �6.99
THE ENGLISH SOIL SOCIETY by Tim Nickels (author's first collection) Elastic - �5.99 / $12
EYE OF THE LABYRINTH by Jennifer Fallon (Second Sons 2) Orbit - �7.99
KING OF CROOKS by Jerry Siegel, Ted Cowan and Reg Dunn (comics of The Spider) Titan - �14.99 / $19.95
MYTHOLOGY: The DC Comics Art Of Alex Ross by Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear, Titan - �16.99
THE SKYBORN by Paul Collins (sequel to Earthborn) Starscape - $17.95
A TEASPOON AND AN OPEN MIND: The Science Of Doctor Who by Michael White, Allen Lane - �12.99
THE VESUVIUS CLUB by Mark Gatiss and Ian Bass (graphic novel) Simon and Schuster - �12.99

October 2005...
BACK TO THE VORTEX: The Unofficial And Unauthorised Guide To Doctor Who 2005 by J. Shaun Lyon,
     Telos - �12.99 / $22.95
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: The Offical Companion by David Bassom (guide to TV show), Titan - �14.99 / $15.95
GRAVE PERIL by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files 3) Orbit - �6.99
HOMEWARD BOUND by Harry Turtledove (Worldwar 5) Hodder - �7.99
KNIFE OF DREAMS by Robert Jordan (Wheel Of Time 11) Orbit - �20
LION OF SENET by Jennifer Fallon (Second Sons 1) Orbit - �7.99
NIGHT TRAIN TO RIGEL by Timothy Zahn, Tor / Sci-Fi - $24.95
OUT OF THE DARKNESS by Harry Turtledove (Darkness 6) Pocket - �6.99
THE RING COMPANION by Denis Meikle (guide to film series) Titan - �16.99
SETTLING ACCOUNTS: Drive To The East by Harry Turtledove (sequel to Return Engagement)
     Hodder and Stoughton - �18.99
SUMMER KNIGHT by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files 4) Orbit - �6.99
WARHEAD by Andy Remic (2nd sequel to Spiral) Orbit - �6.99
WHY GIRLS CAN'T THROW by Mitchell Symons (trivia guide) Bantam - �9.99

September 2005...
CRYPTOZOO CREW: volume 1 by Allan Gross and Jerry Carr (comicbook) N.B.M. - �5.99
DIVINE INVASIONS: A Life Of Philip K. Dick by Lawrence Sutin (reprint of 1989 biography) Carroll and Graf - $15.95
FOOL MOON by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files 2) Orbit - �6.99
GREETINGS And Other Stories by Terry Bisson, Tachyon - $24.95
A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE by John Wagner and Vince Locke (reprint of 1997 graphic novel) Titan - �6.99
INCUBUS DREAMS by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter 12) Orbit - �7.99
IN THE RUINS by Kate Elliott (Crown Of Stars 6) Orbit - �12.99
LORD OF THE SILVER BOW by David Gemmell (Troy 1) Bantam - �17.99
THE MARK OF RAN by Paul Kearney (Sea Beggars 1) Bantam - �6.99
MIDSHIPWIZARD HALCYON BLITHE by James M. Ward, Tor - $24.95
MIND'S EYE by Paul McAuley, Simon and Schuster - �12.99
PARISH DAMNED by Lee Thomas, Telos novella - �7.99
THE ROAD TO DUNE by Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson (companion book to the Dune series)
     Hodder and Stoughton - �11.99
SERENITY: The Official Visual Companion by Joss Whedon (illustrated screenplay) Titan - �16.99 / $19.95
STRANGE ITINERARIES by Tim Powers, Tachyon - $15.95
STORM FRONT by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files 1) Orbit - �6.99
THE TRUE NATURE OF MARS by Christiane Blasius (author's first novel) $11
WESTERN SHORE by Juliet E. McKenna (Aldabreshin Compass 3) - �7.99

August 2005...
ACCELERANDO by Charles Stross, Orbit - �16.99
ALIENS, THE OTHER WHITE MEAT by E. Michael Fisher and James C. Bird (authors' first novel)
     Whiskey Creek - unpriced
EDENBORN by Nick Sagan (sequel to Idlewild) Bantam - �6.99
THE FIRST HEROES: New Tales Of The Bronze Age edited by Harry Turtledove and Noreen Doyle, Tor - $14.95
HARSHINI by Jennifer Fallon (Demon Child 3) Orbit - �7.99
IRON SUNRISE by Charles Stross (sequel to Singularity Sky) Orbit - �6.99
LEARNING THE WORLD by Ken MacLeod, Orbit - �17.99
MISS MARY WEATHER: A Southern Nightmare by Deon C. Sanders (author's first book), AmErica - $19.95
MERCURY by Ben Bova, Hodder - �7.99
ROSE OF THE WORLD by Jude Fisher (Fool's Gold 3) Simon and Schuster - �11.99
SHADOW OF THE GIANT by Orson Scott Card (Shadow saga 4) Orbit - �17.99
SINGER OF SOULS by Adam Stemple (author's first novel) Tor - $22.95
STRAKEN by Terry Brooks (High Druid Of Shannara 3) Simon and Schuster - �17.99
TRAILER PARK FAIRY TALES by Matt Dinniman (author's first collection) Elastic - �5 / $10
THE YEAR'S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR edited by Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link, and Gavin J. Grant
     (18th annual collection) St Martin's Griffin - $19.95

July 2005...
THE ALGEBRAIST by Iain M. Banks, Orbit - �7.99
ANOTHER WAR by Simon Morden, Telos - �7.99 / $8.95
BLOOD AND MEMORY by Fiona McIntosh (Quickening 2) Orbit - �7.99
COYOTE RISING by Allen Steele (sequel to Coyote) Orbit - �6.99
DOUBLE VISION by Tricia Sullivan, Orbit - �10.99
EMERALD EYE: The Best Irish Imaginative Fiction edited by Frank Ludlow and Roelof Goudriaan,
     Aeon - �6.99 / �9.99
THE EMPEROR OF GONDWANALAND And Other Stories by Paul Di Filippo, Thunder's Mouth - $16.95
FANTASTIC 4: The Making Of The Movie, Titan - �14.99 / $19.95
THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY RADIO SCRIPTS by Dirk Maggs
     (based on novels by Douglas Adams) Pan - �12.99
HORIZON STORMS by Kevin J. Anderson (Saga Of Seven Suns 3) Pocket - �6.99
THE LAST LIGHT OF THE SUN by Guy Gavriel Kay, Pocket - �7.99
PAY THE PIPER by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple, Starscape - $16.95
PLOB by Craig Zerf (author's first novel) Matador - �7.99
SCATTERED SUNS by Kevin K. Anderson (Saga Of Seven Suns 4) Simon and Schuster - �10.99
THE SCROLLS OF THE ANCIENTS by Robert Newcomb (Chronicles Of Blood And Stone 3) Bantam - �6.99
THE SHADOW ROAD by Sean Russell (Swan's War 3) Orbit - �7.99
SHELBY AND THE SHIFTING RINGS by A.M. Veillon (Defender Of Time 1) Parity - $9.95
TIME HUNTER: PECULIAR LIVES by Philip Purser-Hallard, Telos - �7.99
VALLEY OF LIGHTS by Stephen Gallagher (reprint of 1980s novel) Telos - �9.99 / $9.95
THE WAR OF THE WORLDS by H.G. Wells (reprint of 1898 novel) Cosimo Classics - $9.95
THE WARRIOR PROPHET by R. Scott Bakker (Prince Of Nothing 2) Orbit - �12.99
WHITE DEVILS by Paul McAuley, Pocket - �6.99
THE WORLD OF FAERY presented by David Riché, Paper Tiger - �20 / $29.95
THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION edited by Gardner Dozois (22nd annual collection) St Martin's Griffin - $19.95

June 2005...
ALECTOR'S CHOICE by L.E. Modesitt, Jr (Corean Chronicles 4) Tor - $27.95
THE ART OF BATMAN BEGINS: Shadows Of The Dark Knight by Mark Cotta Vaz, Titan - �24.99
BATMAN BEGINS by Dennis O'Neil (novelisation of film screenplay) Titan - �5.99
BATMAN BEGINS: The Movie And Other Tales Of The Dark Knight (comicbook adaptation) Titan - �7.99
BUILDING HARLEQUIN'S MOON by Larry Niven and Brenda Cooper, Tor - $22.95
CHIMAERA by Ian Irvine (Well Of Echoes 4) Orbit - �7.99
CRASH DELUXE by Marianne de Pierres (Parrish Plessis 3) Orbit - �6.99
BEYOND EACH BLUE HORIZON by Andrew Hook (writer's first collection) Crowswing - �20
THE DARKNESS THAT COMES BEFORE by R. Scott Bakker (Prince Of Nothing 1) Orbit - �7.99
GHOSTS OF COLUMBIA by L.E. Modesitt Jr (omnibus edition of novels: Of Tangible Ghosts [1994];
     The Ghost Of The Revelator [1998]) Tor - $14.95
HAMMERJACK by Marc D. Giller (author's first novel) Bantam / Spectra - $12
HAUNTED by Kelley Armstrong, Orbit - �6.99
LINT by Steve Aylett, Thunder's Mouth - $14.95
THE OCULI INCIDENT by Regis Schilken (author's first novel) TurnKey - $16.95
A RUMOUR OF GEMS by Ellen Steiber, Tor - $25.95
THIEF OF LIVES by Barb and J.C. Hendee (sequel to Dhampir) Orbit - �6.99
TYRANNY OF THE NIGHT by Glen Cook (Instrumentalities Of The Night 1) Tor - $25.95

May 2005...
THE BEAST OF CHICAGO by Rick Geary (A Treasury Of Victorian Murder 6) N.B.M. / ComicsLit - $8.95
BEAUTIFUL MONSTERS: The Unofficial And Unauthorised Guide To The ALIEN And PREDATOR Films
     by David McIntee, Telos - �9.99 / $17.95
DARK DUETS: Musical Mayhem by Michael McCarty and collaborators, Wildside - $15 / Lightning Source - �9
GODPLAYERS by Damien Broderick, Thunder's Mouth - $14.95
THE HANDBOOK: The Unofficial And Unauthorised Guide To The Production Of DOCTOR WHO (1963-96)
     by David J. Howe, Stephen James Walker and Mark Stammers, Telos - �16.99 / $29.95
IT'S ONLY TEMPORARY by Eric Shapiro, Permuted - $8.99
THE LIFE TO COME by Tim Lees (author's first collection) Elastic - �5
MERCURY by Ben Bova, Tor - $24.95
SHADOWFALL by James Clemens (Godslayer Chronicles 1) Orbit - �10.99
SHADOWMASQUE by Michael Cobley (Shadowkings 3) Simon and Schuster - �10.99
SILENT BOB SPEAKS: The Collected Writings Of Kevin Smith (film essays) Titan - �9.99
THE SUNBORN by Gregory Benford (sequel to The Martian Race) Orbit - �6.99
TANEQUIL by Terry Brooks (High Druid Of Shannara 2) Pocket - �6.99
THRAXIS UNDER SIEGE by Martin Scott (Thraxis 8) Orbit - �6.99
VOICES OF VISION: Creators Of Science Fiction And Fantasy Speak by Jayme Lynn Blaschke
     (interviews) Bison - �9.95 / $14.95

April 2005...
THE ARDLY EFFECT by Mitis Green (Two Moons 1) Brambling [publisher's first book] - �7.99
ARMIES OF HANUMAN by Ashok K. Banker (Ramayana 4) Orbit - �7.99
BURNING TOWER by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle (sequel to The Burning City) Orbit - �18.99
DARK TALES OF TIME AND SPACE by Sean Wright, Crowswing - �5.99
DEAD TO THE WORLD by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse 4) Orbit - �6.99
THE DESTINY MASK by Martin Sketchley (Structure 2) Simon & Schuster - �19.99
DEVICES AND DESIRES by K.J. Parker (Engineer 1) Orbit - �12.99
DRAGONSBLOOD by Todd McCaffrey Bantam (a Pern novel) - �16.99
THE GYPSY by Steven Brust and Megan Lindholm (reprint of 1992 novel) Orb - $13.95
IT'S A BIRD by Steven T. Seagle and Teddy Kristiansen (alternate Superman) Vertigo / Titan - �8/99
JLA #16: Pain Of The Gods by Chuck Austen and Ron Garney, DC / Titan - �9.99
THE LAIR OF BONES by David Farland (Runelords 4) Pocket - �6.99
MORE GIANTS OF THE GENRE: interviews conducted by Michael McCarty, Wildside - $15 / �9
RINGWORLD'S CHILDREN by Larry Niven (4th in Ringworld series) Orbit - �6.99
RIVER OF GODS by Ian McDonald, Pocket - �7.99
STAR WARS - Episode III: REVENGE OF THE SITH adapted by Miles Lane, art by Doug Wheatley
     (graphic novelisation based on George Lucas' story/screenplay) Titan - �9.99
THE SWORDS OF NIGHT AND DAY by David Gemmell (Damned 2) Corgi - �6.99
THREE HANDS FOR SCORPIO by Andre Norton, Tor - $23.95
TIME HUNTER: ECHOES by Iain McLaughlin and Claire Bartlett, Telos - �7.99
THE TWISTED ROOT OF JAARFINDOR by Sean Wright, Crowswing - �5.99
TWO SIDES OF THE MOON: Our Story Of The Cold War Space Race
     by David Scott and Alexei Leonov, Pocket - �8.99
WELCOME TO MY WORLDS: The Art Of Rob Alexander, Paper Tiger - �20 / $29.95
THE WELL OF STARS by Robert Reed (sequel to Marrow) Tor - $25.95

March 2005...
THE AFFINITY TRAP (Structure 1) by Martin Sketchley, Pocket - �6.99
ACORNA'S TRIUMPH by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (Acorna 7) Corgi - �6.99
ALIENS: Why They Are Here by Brian Appleyard (polemic) Scribner - �15.99
BIRDS OF PREY: Sensei And Student by Gail Simone, DC Comics - �10.99
BRASS MAN by Neal Asher, Tor - �17.99
CONSPIRACY OF THE DEAD by John Light, Photon Press - �8 / $20
DUNE: The Battle Of Corrin by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson (Legends Of Dune 3) Hodder - �7.99
EX MACHINA: The First Hundred Days by Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris, Wildstorm / DC Comics - $9.95 / �9.99
FIRST RIDER'S CALL by Kristen Britain (sequel to Green Rider) Pocket - �6.99
IRON SUNRISE by Charles Stross (sequel to Singularity Sky) Orbit - �15.99
THE LAST BATTLE by Chris Bunch (Dragonmaster 3) Orbit - �6.99
MIDNIGHT TIDES by Steven Erikson (Malazan 5) Bantam - �6.99
PLANETARY 3: Leaving The 20th Century by Warren Ellis and John Cassaday, Wildstorm / Titan - �8.99
REVELATIONS: The Art Of Max Bertolini, Paper Tiger - �20 / $29.95
THE RISEN EMPIRE by Scott Westerfeld, Orbit - �12.99
SMALLVILLE: The Official Companion Season 2 by Paul Simpson, Titan - �12.99 / $14.95
SUPERMAN: Unconventional Warfare by Greg Rucka, DC Comics - �10.99
A THREAD OF GRACE by Mary Doria Russell, Doubleday - �12.99

February 2005...
THE BEST OF THE BEST: 20 Years Of The Year's Best Science Fiction
     edited by Gardner Dozois, St Martin's Griffin - $35
B.P.R.D. Volume 3: Plague Of Frogs by Mike Mignola and Guy Davis, Dark Horse - �12.99
CLABBERNAPPERS by Len Bailey (author's first novel) Starscape - $17.95
COYOTE by Allen Steele, Orbit - �6.99
THE DRAGON QUINTET edited by Marvin Kaye (5 novellas by various authors) Tor - �13.95
EARTH, AIR, FIRE AND CUSTARD by Tom Holt (sequel to In Your Dreams) Orbit - �12.99
THE ELASTIC BOOK OF NUMBERS edited by Allen Ashley (anthology) Elastic - �6
THE END OF FAITH: Religion, Terror And The Future Of Reason by Sam Harris (polemic) Free Press - �12.99
EXTINCTION by Ray Hammond, Macmillan - �10
GHOST IN THE SHELL by Masamune Shirow, Dark Horse Manga - $24.95 / Titan - �19.99
GHOST IN THE SHELL 2: Man-Machine Interface by Masamune Shirow, Dark Horse Manga - $24.95 / Titan - �19.99
HALO: The Fall Of Reach by Eric Nylund (prequel spinoff to X-Box game) Orbit - �6.99
HALO: First Strike by Eric Nylund (sequel spinoff to X-Box game) Orbit - �6.99
HALO: The Flood by William C. Dietz (official novel of X-Box game) Orbit - �6.99
THE HOUSE OF STORMS by Ian R. MacLeod, Simon & Schuster - �12.99
THE LAST MOTEL by Brett McBean (author's first novel), Biting Dog - $16.95
MYRREN'S GIFT by Fiona McIntosh (Quickening 1) Orbit - �7.99
THE SCIENCE FICTION HALL OF FAME: Volume One, 1929 - 1964 edited by Robert Silverberg, Orb - $17.95
SEDUCED BY MOONLIGHT by Laurell K. Hamilton (Meredith Gentry 3) Bantam - �6.99
SINGULARITY SKY by Charles Stross (author's first novel) Orbit - �6.99
VISITS TO THE FLEA CIRCUS by Nick Jackson (author's first collection) Elastic - �5

January 2005...
APPROACHING OMEGA by Eric Brown, Telos novella - �7.99 / $8.95
THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE SKYWALD HORROR-MOOD by Alan Hewetson
     (genre comics retro) Critical Vision - �14.99 / $24.95
DHAMPIR by Barb and J.C. Hendee, Orbit - �6.99
FREK AND THE ELIXIR by Rudy Rucker, Tor - $14.95
GENE by Stel Pavlou, Simon & Schuster - �12.99
JOHN CONSTANTINE - HELLBLAZER: All His Engines by Mike Carey and Leonardo Manco, Vertigo - $24.95 / �19.99
THE KNIGHT by Gene Wolfe (Wizard Knight 1) Tor - $14.95
NEWTON'S WAKE by Ken MacLeod, Orbit - �6.99
OLD MAN'S WAR by John Scalzi (author's first novel) Tor - $23.95
PRISONER OF IRONSEA TOWER by Sarah Ash (Tears of Artamon 2) Bantam - �6.99
QUEEN OF THE AMAZONS by Judith Tarr, Tor - $13.95
RESOLUTION by John Meaney (Nulapeiron 3) Bantam - �18.99
THE ROAD OF SILK by Matt Afsahi and Barbara Dysonwilliams, Synergy - $24.99
SCIENCE FICTION FILMS by John Costello (genre media guide) Pocket Essentials - �4.99
SCIENCE FRICTION: Where The Known Meets The Unknown by Michael Shermer (polemic) Times - $26
SETTLING ACCOUNTS: Return Engagement by Harry Turtledove, Hodder & Stoughton - �7.99
THE SHADOW ROAD by Sean Russell (Swan's War 3) Orbit - �17.99
SIBERIA by Ann Halam, Orion - �8.99
TIME HUNTER: The Severed Man by George Mann, Telos novella - �7.99 / $8.95
TREASON KEEP by Jennifer Fallon (Demon Child 2, sequel to Medalon) Orbit - �7.99

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