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 *                         May 1989                           *
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 *                 Editor: Cindy Bartorillo                   *
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Literature was not born the day when a boy crying "wolf, wolf"
came running out of the Neanderthal valley with a big gray wolf
at his heels: literature was born on the day when a boy came
crying "wolf, wolf" and there was no wolf behind him.
          --Vladimir Nabokov

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                        TABLE OF CONTENTS
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How To Use This Magazine  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   73
What's News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   96
What's Selling  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  155
The 1988 World Fantasy Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  207
Books I'm Supposed To Like, But Don't . . . . . . . . . .  234
Pronunciation Guide To Author's Names . . . . . . . . . .  337
May Releases  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  383
Random Recommendations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1188
Good Reading Periodically . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1255
Fiction Into Film: Christie Characters on Film  . . . . . 1325
Featured Author: Richard Matheson . . . . . . . . . . . . 1395
Richard Matheson: A Partial List  . . . . . . . . . . . . 1459
Mystery: Baseball & Cricket Mysteries . . . . . . . . . . 1544
Horror: Stephen King Checklist  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1600
Nonfiction: Weiser's Spring List  . . . . . . . . . . . . 1663
SF: Time Travel Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1739
Trivia Questions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  311
Answers to Trivia Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1786

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                    How To Use This Magazine

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order that it may be used by various computers with various text-
manipulation software packages. We will always err on the side of
including too much rather than too little, knowing that the
reader can easily access the material in any way s/he chooses.

     One idea for readers with IBMs or compatibles is to get
Vernon Buerg's LIST program, a great program that you should have
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     Go to your favorite BBS for more text-manipulation software
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                           WHAT'S NEWS

* Stephen King has signed a contract with Viking for 4 books, the
first coming this fall (see Stephen King Checklist). The best
guess, according to Publisher's Weekly, about King's pay for
these four books is $36 million. SK's former long-time CPA and
now his agent for new sales has stated that an earlier $33
million rumor was definitely too low.

* Speaking of the big numbers, Clive Barker has signed a 4-book
deal of his own with William Collins, for 2 million pounds (as in
sterling, you know, British-type money). That's just for British
and European rights, not the U.S. publishing rights. The four
books will all be horror and are now referred to as CABAL #2 and
#3 and THE ART #2 and #3.

* The only 3 fantasy titles on the top ten best-sellers for 1988
(this is according to the New York Times) were: THE QUEEN OF THE
DAMNED by Anne Rice was #9 on the hardcover list, and MISERY and
THE TOMMYKNOCKERS, both by Stephen King, were #7 and #8 on the
paperback list.

* Anne Rice (THE QUEEN OF THE DAMNED) will be creating characters
and overseeing scripts for a new Fox network TV series called
"Hello Darkness", about an Irish policeman who lives with a sexy
and wicked female ghost. For some reason, every time I read about
this I picture Elvira as the ghost. Wouldn't THAT make a show!

* Thomas Harris (RED DRAGON and THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS) has
just signed a two-novel deal with Dell. They get the North
American rights to his next two books for $5,750,000.

* Speaking of Whitley Strieber (huh?), Edward and Frances Walters
have written a book called UFO -- PROOF POSITIVE: A True Story of
the Gulf Breeze Sightings. Seems the Walters and others in their
Florida town have been visited by UFOs and they even have
pictures and, yes, a videotape. I haven't heard whether these are
the same as Mr. Strieber's aliens, but the Walters are just about
as successful: the book sold immediately, as well as the
miniseries rights. Watch for it.


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CATEGORIES:  Never forget that the category, or genre, of a book
(whether it be mystery, horror, western, science fiction,
fantasy, romance, or whatever) is a label applied by the
marketing department to make it easier to "package" and sell the
book. It's almost always applied AFTER the book is written and
has left the author's hands, and thus it is inappropriate to
think that the label has any meaning for the story. While
categorization is a natural organizing function of the human
brain, we should restrain ourselves from the prejudging of a work
by its genre.

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                         WHAT'S SELLING

HARDCOVERS

     Stephen W. Hawking's A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME continues,
after one year, to sell very well in hardcover. If you enjoy good
science reading, be sure to try this one. While we're on the
subject of nonfiction, THE 8-WEEK CHOLESTEROL CURE is still
selling well, as is Robert Fulghum's ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I
LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN. And true crime buffs are making best
sellers out of Joe McGinniss' BLIND FAITH and Joseph Wambaugh's
THE BLOODING. Also, the huge coffee-table art-and-text book, THE
WAY THINGS WORK by David Macaulay, is so good even the $24.95
price tag doesn't discourage people.

     When it comes to hardcover fiction, the leader continues to
be Salman Rushdie's THE SATANIC VERSES. Otherwise, the best
seller lists continue to be dominated by the usual names: John
Irving (A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY), Danielle Steel (STAR), E.L.
Doctorow (BILLY BATHGATE), Dick Francis (THE EDGE), Garrison
Keillor (WE ARE STILL MARRIED: STORIES AND LETTERS). Douglas
Adams' THE LONG DARK TEA-TIME OF THE SOUL is very popular, and
Anne Tyler's BREATHING LESSONS is still selling briskly. THE
CARDINAL OF THE KREMLIN by Tom Clancy and THE SANDS OF TIME by
Sidney Sheldon are just beginning to trail off (just in time for
the upcoming paperback releases).

PAPERBACKS

     The big draws in trade paperbacks are comedy and self-help.
Best sellers in the first category right now are THE ESSENTIAL
CALVIN AND HOBBES and YUKON HO!, both by Bill Watterson. And, of
course, the latest Garfield collection by Jim Davis, which is
GARFIELD CHEW THE FAT. Popular self-help volumes are Melody
Beattie's CODEPENDENT NO MORE: HOW TO STOP  CONTROLLING OTHERS
AND START CARING FOR YOURSELF and M. Scott Peck, M.D.'s THE ROAD
LESS TRAVELED. The scientifically inclined are buying CHAOS:
MAKING A NEW SCIENCE by James Gleick.

     Best-selling mass market paperbacks also tend to have
well-known names on the cover: Robert Ludlum (THE ICARUS AGENDA),
Isaac Asimov (PRELUDE TO FOUNDATION), Larry McMurtry (LONESOME
DOVE), Tom Wolfe (THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES), Dick Francis (HOT
MONEY), and Elmore Leonard (FREAKY DEAKY). Also doing very well
are: TAPESTRY by Belva Plain, THE SHELL SEEKERS by Rosamunde
Pilcher, PEOPLE LIKE US by Dominick Dunne, and TEXAS FURY by Fern
Michaels.


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                    1988 WORLD FANTASY AWARDS

Life Achievement: Everett F. Bleiler
Novel: REPLAY, Ken Grimwood
Novella: "Buffalo Girls Won't You Come Out Tonight", Ursula K.
          LeGuin
Short Story: "Friend's Best Man", Jonathan Carroll
Collection: THE JAGUAR HUNTER, Lucius Shepard
Anthology: THE ARCHITECTURE OF FEAR, David G. Hartwell, editor
Anthology: THE DARK DESCENT, David G. Hartwell, editor
Artist: J.K. Potter
Special Award -- Professional: David G. Hartwell
Special Award -- Non-Professional: American Fantasy, Robert and
                                   Nancy Garcia
Special Award -- Non-Professional: The Horror Show, David B.
                                   Silva

We here at Reading For Pleasure particularly enjoyed REPLAY by
Ken Grimwood. Who hasn't wondered about living your life over
again? This book is a particularly fascinating exploration of
this theme. Also, we can easily recommend David G. Hartwell's
mammoth anthology, THE DARK DESCENT.


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             BOOKS I'M SUPPOSED TO LIKE -- BUT DON'T

     You know what I'm talking about. "It's a Classic" said with
solemnity (and aural capitalization) about some (to you) piece of
boring junk. Or "You'll love it, Everybody does." So, Everybody
worships and reveres this literary masterpiece, but it really
does nothing for you.

     This really shouldn't surprise the sophisticated reader. The
experience of reading any work is made up of 50% the author's
mind and 50% your mind. When you change 50% of the chemical
solution, you've got to expect that the results might be
different. Sometimes you get a powerful explosion, sometimes you
get a wet fizzle. Don't be surprised when the book your best
friend couldn't put down is something you can't seem to pick up.

     Let's all stop feeling guilty about not liking everything
that everyone else does. Here is some of my personal deadwood:

JOHN IRVING -- Getting through GARP was nothing less than agony.
The people weren't recognizable as people, the plot was not
recognizable as a plot, and none of it made any sense. I've been
told, "that's the point, idiot, life is a crap-shoot". Seems like
that point could have been made without forcing me through
thousands of pages of nonsense.

TONY HILLERMAN -- This mystery writer is very IN right now. He
writes about Native Americans with compassion and realism. For my
taste, though, there's not enough Indian lore to be educational
and too much Indian lore to be a good mystery.

JUDITH KRANTZ -- Why does she seem to feel that wealth
automatically makes someone interesting?

DONALD E. WESTLAKE -- I've read interviews with this guy that
were very amusing, and I've seen movies he wrote the screenplay
for that were very amusing. So I know he can be amusing, like
everybody always says. However, his "amusing" novels don't strike
me that way; just ho-hum.

JOHN FOWLES -- Getting the plot out of him is like pulling teeth.
Why should I have to play games? Does he want us to know what
he's writing about or not? The few books that I made it through
turned out not to be worth it (to me), anyway.

ROSS THOMAS -- His biting satire just doesn't seem that special
to me. Interesting, yes. Cute, yes. Worth the time it takes read?
Almost, but not quite.

WILLIAM FAULKNER -- America's greatest writer, at least according
to some people. His stuff never said much of anything to me,
though. Maybe you have to be southern.

DASHIELL HAMMETT -- I know hard-boiled dicks were supposed to be
very "macho". But stupid is stupid, and any guy who consistently
leads with his chin and gets beaten up on a regular basis is not
getting my sympathy.

STENDHAL -- I tried reading THE RED AND THE BLACK three times and
never made it. The characters (including the lead) are stick
figures, and the motivations of these stick figures are obscure.
After three or four hundred pages of characters I don't care
about doing things for no discernible reason I give up.

EDGAR ALLAN POE -- True, his story ideas were classic and some of
his poetry was very effective (and affective). But his prose
style was so leaden! The content is exciting, but the sentences
are plod, plod, plod.

     I think that's enough crabbing for now. We all have our own
lists. Let us know some of your "Books I'm Supposed To Like --
But Don't".


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                        TRIVIA QUESTIONS

(1) What famous British literary character is honored by a large
    bronze statue in downtown Lima, Peru?
(2) Voltaire found the works of this prominent English writer so
    deplorable that he referred to him as a "drunken fool".
(3) In what mountains was Rip Van Winkle lost?
(4) Who wrote THE BOURNE IDENTITY?
(5) Whom does "Shavian" refer to?
(6) What animals were the ruling class in ANIMAL FARM?
(7) What was Lewis Carroll's real name?
(8) Who was the wizard in THE HOBBIT?
(9) SO LONG, AND THANKS FOR ALL THE ( ? )
(10) Who was Quasimodo?


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I never read a book before reviewing it; it prejudices a man so.
          --Sydney Smith


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                      A PRONUNCIATION GUIDE

by Steven Gilbar, in THE BOOK BOOK, St. Martin's Press, 1981.

Sholom Aleichem: SHO-lem Ah-LAY-kem
Louis Auchincloss: AW-kin-claws
Karel Capek: KAH-rel CHAH-pek
William Cowper: KOO-per
Michael Crichton: CRY-tuhn
Isak Dinesen: EE-sahk DEE-nuh-suhn
Alain Robbe-Grillet: AH-LAN Rohb-gree-YAY
Nathalie Sarraute: Nah-ta-LEE Sah-ROTE
Lawrence Durrell: DUR-ul (as in "girl")
Vladimir Nabokov: VLAH-duh-meer Nah-BO-kof
Thomas Mann: TOE-mass MAHN
Bertolt Brecht: BER-tawlt BREKT
Anais Nin: AH-nah-EES NEEN
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: GER-tuh
Samuel Taylor Coleridge: KOHL-er-idj
Peter Handke: PAY-ter HAHNT-keh
Evelyn Waugh: EEV-lin WAH
William Makepeace Thackeray: THACK-ree
Jorge Luis Borges: HOR-hay Lew-EES BOR-hays
Arthur Rimbaud: Artur Ram-BO
Rainer Maria Rilke: RYE-nahr Ma-REE-ah RIHL-kuh
Lytton Strachey: LIT-ahn STRAY-chih
Larry Woiwode: WHY-WOOD-ee
Herman Hesse: HARE-mahn HESS-eh
Elie Wiesel: AY-lee VEE-zl
Jerzy Kosinski: JER-sey Koh-SIN-ski
John LeCarre: Luh-car-RAY


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Have you ever wondered how much cover copy writers make? These
are the wonderful people who write all that garbage on the
outside of a book that makes you want to buy 10 copies. Well,
according to an article by Edwin McDowell, about $75 - $100 per
book.


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                          MAY RELEASES

     Before we get started, let me remind you to pick up Richard
Nixon's 1999: VICTORY WITHOUT WAR if you've been meaning to.
Pocket Books released an $8.95 paperback edition last month. Just
didn't want you to forget.

     Remember Larry Bond? No? He was Tom Clancy's collaborator on
RED STORM RISING. Now he's got a book out all on his own and the
reviews are calling it a winner. It's called RED PHOENIX and it's
from Warner at $19.95.

     The paperback edition of Arthur C. Clarke's 2061: ODYSSEY
THREE is out this month for $4.95 from Del Rey. Some reviews have
called it the best of the three.

     Shirley MacLaine does it again, this time the book is called
GOING WITHIN: A GUIDE FOR INNER TRANSFORMATION. All you SM fans
(or is it addicts?) can get this volume from Bantam for $18.95.

     For horror fans, Berkley is releasing a paperback version of
Dean R. Koontz's LIGHTNING for $4.95.

     Bill Cosby has another book out this month, LOVE AND
MARRIAGE. Doubleday has it in hardcover for $16.95.

     Mystery fans know about Sue Grafton already. If you don't,
now's your chance: Henry Holt is publishing her latest, "F" IS
FOR FUGITIVE and will let you have a copy for $15.95. It stars
her Kinsey Milhone, the private investigator who's worked her way
through "A" IS FOR ALIBI, "B" IS FOR BURGLAR, etc. Oh, yes, her
last mystery, "E" IS FOR EVIDENCE, is being released as a $3.95
paperback this month by Bantam.

     Sammy Davis, Jr. has finally written a a sequel to his
bestselling autobiography YES I CAN. It's called WHY ME? and
Farrar, Straus, Giroux has it in harcover for $18.95.

     Alice Walker, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of THE COLOR
PURPLE, has finally got a new book out. It's called THE TEMPLE OF
MY FAMILIAR, and she says it's a "romance of the last 500,000
years". It's $19.95 from Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

     Have you ever wondered what would happen if a mother
switched her baby for another while still at the hospital? Eileen
Goudge explores this theme in GARDEN OF LIES, coming this month
from Viking at $19.95 in harcover.

     Ever thought that Napoleon and Hitler had a lot in common?
Well, you're more right than you know, and Desmond Seward will
explain it to you in his new book NAPOLEON AND HITLER for $19.95.
From Viking.

     PARENTS WHO HELP THEIR CHILDREN OVERCOME DRUGS by Barbara
Cottman Becnel (Lowell House, $18.95) is a very compassionate and
helpful book for those in need. An appendix has a state-by-state
survey of treatment programs and support groups.

     The book we've all been waiting for: BRAZILIAN BOMBSHELL:
The Biography of Carmen Miranda by Martha Gil-Montero. It's
$18.95 from Donald I. Fine.

     Ballantine has a trade paperback edition of Gerald Clarke's
popular and much-admired biography of Truman Capote called
CAPOTE: A Biography. It'll cost you $12.95.

     THE FIFTH CHILD by Doris Lessing is being published this
month by Vintage for $6.95. Tastes vary, but many are finding
that this brief novel is well worth the time.

     Remember LUCKY JIM by Kingsley Amis? Oh well. If you'd like
to remind youself just how much fun Amis' black comedy can be,
try ONE FAT ENGLISHMAN for $8.95 from Summit. Roger visits an
American college called Budweiser. Need I say more?

     Andrew M. Greeley's ANGEL FIRE is being reprinted in
paperback by TOR for $4.95. It is "a wonderful, electrifying
novel with charm, enchantment and suspense" (according to TOR).

Also on publishers' lists this month:
Format (to the best of our knowledge): H = Hardcover
                                       P = Paperback

Ace: CALLAHAN'S LADY by Spider Robinson (H); LIGHT RAID by Connie
Willis and Cynthia Felice (H); QUOZL by Alan Dean Foster (P); THE
FLEET #3: Breakthrough edited by David Drake and Bill Fawcett
(P); THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS by James Morrow (P); THE WHIM
OF THE DRAGON by Pamela Dean (P); DEMON BLUES by Esther Friesner
(P); WINGS OF POWER by Lillian Stewart Carl (P); THE GODA WAR by
Jay D. Blakeley (P); LAKE OF THE SUN by Wynne Whiteford (P);
KING'S BLOOD FOUR by Sheri S. Tepper (P); BROTHER ASSASSIN by
Fred Saberhagen (P).

Andrews & McMeel: SIX-POINT PLAN FOR RAISING HAPPY, HEALTHY
CHILDREN by John K. Rosemond (P); BREAKING PATTERNS by Catherine
Chapman Pacheco (H).

Arkham House: THE HORROR IN THE MUSEUM AND OTHER REVISIONS by
H.P. Lovecraft edited by S.T. Joshi (H); CRYSTAL EXPRESS by Bruce
Sterling (H).

Atheneum: NIGHT MAGIC by Charlotte Vale Allen (H); RESONATING
BODIES by Lynne Alexander (H).

Atlantic Monthly: YAMANI: The Inside Story by Jeffrey Robinson
(H).

Avon: A DARK TRAVELING by Roger Zelazny (P); BLOODFANG by Michael
D. Weaver (P); THE LATHE OF HEAVEN by Ursula K. LeGuin (P);
INFOCOM #3: ENCHANTER by Robin Bailey (P); TIGER'S EYE by Karen
Robards (P); WHAT YOUR DOCTOR DIDN'T LEARN IN MEDICAL SCHOOL by
Stuart M. Berger, M.D. (P); ISLAND by Thomas Perry (P); GANGS! by
Ed McBain (P); THE LONG KILL by Patrick Ruell (P); MAIGRET'S
MEMOIRS by Georges Simenon (P); A WOMAN RUN MAD by John L'Heureux
(P); SEALS #13: Crisis! by Steve Mackenzie (P); DESERT STAKE-OUT
by Harry Whittington (P); THE STAMPEDE KID by Norman A. Fox (P);
PASSION SONG by Catherine Fitzgerald (P); VIOLET FIRE by Brenda
Joyce (P); WORLDLY INNOCENT by Joanna Harris (P); ESCAPE INTO
ESPIONAGE: The True Story of a French Patriot in World War II by
Roland Rieul (P); FROGMEN: First Battles by William Schofield &
P.J. Carsella (P); WELCOME, SILENCE: My Triumph Over
Schizophrenia by Carol S. North, M.D. (P).

Baen Books: CRISIS OF EMPIRE II: CLUSTER COMMAND by David Drake
and Bill Dietz (P); PIPER AT THE GATE by Mary Stanton (P); THE
LANTERN OF GOD by John Dalmas (P); ALTERNATIVES edited by Robert
Adams (P); A SEPARATE STAR edited by David Drake and Sandra
Miesel (P).

Ballantine: FALLS THE SHADOW by Sharon Kay Penman (P); FRIENDS IN
HIGH PLACES: The Bechtel Story by Laton McCartney (P); THE
CHRISTIAN SOURCEBOOK by Carol Ward (P); BABES AND BULLETS by Jim
Davis (P); KALKI by Gore Vidal (P); RUSH TO NOWHERE by Howard
Lewis Russell (P); SUMMER HOUSE by Cynthia Blair (P); TEEN ANGEL:
And Other Stories of Young Love by Marianne Gingher (P); THE
MOONCHILD by Kenneth McKenney (P); B.O.L.O.: Be On The Lookout by
Dave Pedneau (P); HOW THE DEAD LIVE by Derek Raymond (P);
INNOCENT JOURNEY by Shizuko Natsuki (P); A MULTITUDE OF SINS by
M.K.Wren (P); KILLING TIME by Robert J. Conley (P); CHALLENGE TO
SCIENCE: The UFO Enigma by Jacques & Janine Vallee (P);
DIMENSIONS: A CASEBOOK OF ALIEN CONTACT by Jacques Vallee (P);
FLIGHTS OF FANCY? 100 Years of Paranormal Experiences by Lynn
Picknett (P); LET GO & LIVE by June Graham Spencer & Jim Spencer
(P); LIFEBALANCE by Linda & Richard Eyre (P); THE PASSING OF THE
NIGHT: My Seven Years As A Prisoner Of The North Vietnamese by
General Robinson Risner (P); PROVING THE UNSEEN by George
MacDonald (P); QUALITY PARENTING by Linda Albert & Michael Popkin
(P).

Ballantine Del Rey: THE DIAMOND THRONE: BOOK I OF THE ELENIUM by
David Eddings (H); WIZARD AND DRAGON #1: THE FORGING OF THE
DRAGON by Robert Don Hughes (P); THE ARMAGEDDON CRAZY by Mick
Farren (P); THE GIFTS OF THE GORBODUC VANDAL by Paul O. Williams
(P); 2061: ODYSSEY THREE by Arthur C. Clarke (P); 2010: ODYSSEY
TWO by Arthur C. Clarke (P); PELMEN THE POWERSHAPER #1: THE
PROPHET OF LAMATH by Robert Don Hughes (P); PELMEN THE
POWERSHAPER #2: THE WIZARD IN WAITING by Robert Don Hughes (P);
PELMEN THE POWERSHAPER #3: THE POWER AND THE PROPHET by Robert
Don Hughes (P); THEIR MASTER'S WAR by Mick Farren (P).

Ballantine/Ivy: THE GREENLANDERS by Jane Smiley (P).

Bantam: THE JAGUAR HUNTER by Lucius Shepard (P); KATHRYN: In the
Court of Six Queens by Anne Merton Abbey (P); TO BE THE BEST by
Barbara Taylor Bradford (P); WAGONS WEST #23: Oklahoma! by Dana
Fuller Ross (P); THE ULTIMATE SEX MANIACS JOKE BOOK by Larry
Wilde (P); PASSAGE TO QUIVIRA by Norman Zollinger (P); WHITE
MOON, BLACK SEA by Roberta Latow (P); HOT WIRE by Randy Russell
(P); MAY'S NEW-FANGLED MIRTH by Mary Jo Adamson (P); MURDER SAILS
AT MIDNIGHT by Marian Babson (P); SKYWATCHER by Winona Kent (P);
THE SPY WHO WOULDN'T DIE by Stuart James (P); SHALAKO by Louis
L'Amour (P); STAGECOACH #41: Red Buffalo by Hank Mitchum (P);
TIMBER CREEK by Cameron Judd (P); ENEMY AT THE GATES by William
Craig (P); HELMET FOR MY PILLOW by Robert Leckie (P); SECRET
ARMIES: The Explosive Inside Story of the World's Most Elite
Warriors by James Adams (P); SILENT SEA by Harry Homewood (P);
SUBMARINE COMMANDER by Ben Bryant (P); TO LIVE AGAIN: Rebuilding
Your Life After You've Become A Widow by Genevieve Davis
Ginsburg, M.S. (P); MEDITERRANEAN LIGHT: Delicious Recipes from
the World's Healthiest Cuisine by Martha Rose Shulman (H).

Bantam Skylark: THE LAMP FROM THE WARLOCK'S TOMB by John Bellairs
(P).

Bantam Spectra: ROSE OF THE PROPHET VOL. 2: THE PALADIN OF NIGHT
by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (P); OUT ON BLUE SIX by Ian
McDonald (P); THE NEXUS by Mike McQuay (P); PHASES OF GRAVITY by
Dan Simmons (P).

Bart: THE PLANET EXPLORERS by Murray Leinster (P).

Beacon: SPIDER WOMAN'S GRANDDAUGHTERS: Traditional Tales and
Contemporary Writing by Native American Women edited by Paula
Gunn Allen (H).

Berkley: FULL MOON by Mick Winters (P); LIGHTNING by Dean R.
Koontz (P); THE SENSITIVES by Herbert Burkholz (P); DREAMS by
David Ritz (P); COUNTERFEIT OF MURDER by Ray Harrison (P);
SISTERS IN CRIME: Dazzling New Tales of Mystery & Suspense edited
by Marilyn Wallace (P); DEADLY FORCE #6: Battle Zone by Mark
Dixon (P); JAKE LOGAN #125: Slocum And The Tong Warriors by Jake
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Taylor: THE ART SPANDER COLLECTION by Art Spander (H).

TOR: CYBERBOOKS by Ben Bova (H); PARADISE by Mike Resnick (H);
STARFIRE by Paul Preuss (P); DIVINE ENDURANCE by Gwyneth Jones
(P); THE LANGUAGES OF PAO by Jack Vance (P); THE THIRTEENTH
MAJESTRAL by Hayford Peirce (P); THERE WILL BE WAR VIII:
ARMAGEDDON edited by J.E. Pournelle (P); THE NEMESIS FROM TERRA
and BATTLE FOR THE STARS by Leigh Brackett/Edmond Hamilton
(double book) (P); SOFT AND OTHER STORIES by F. Paul Wilson (H);
THE KILL RIFF by David J. Schow (P); WEBS by Scott Baker (P); THE
DRACULA TAPES by Fred Saberhagen (P); BEETLE BAILEY: Separate
Checks by Mort Walker (P); BLONDIE: "But, Blondie, I'm Taking a
Bath!!" by Dean Young & Jim Raymond (P); SOLDIER OF FORTUNE #27:
Staying Alive by Robin Morris (P); WINTER OF THE WOLF by Jory
Sherman (P); SNOW WHITE AND ROSE RED by Patricia C. Wrede (H);
NEVER PAINT A STRANGER by Patricia Shaw (H).

Thunder's Mouth: THE THIRD GENERATION by Chester Himes (P).

Ticknor & Fields: CLOSE COMPANY: Stories of Mothers and Daughters
edited by Christine Park & Caroline Heaton (P).

Trafalgar Square: THE GREAT CELLISTS by Margaret Campbell (H).

TSR: DRAGONLANCE PRELUDES #1: DARKNESS AND LIGHT by Paul Thompson
and Tonya Carter (P); THE JEWELS OF ELVISH by Nancy Varian
Berberick (P).

UMI: VAMPIRISM IN LITERATURE: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY edited by
Margaret L. Carter (H).

Underwood-Miller: HORRORSTORY: THE COLLECTOR'S EDITION VOL. 5
edited by Karl Edward Wagner (H).

Univ. of California: IT DID HAPPEN HERE: Recollections of
Political Repression in America by Bud Schultz & Ruth Schultz
(H).

Univ. of Chicago: BEYOND GLASNOST: The Post-Totalitarian Mind by
Jeffrey C. Goldfarb (H).

Univ. of Georgia: THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: The Collected Essays
of J.H. Plumb by J.H. Plumb (H).

Univ. of Iowa Press: LEWIS CARROLL: INTERVIEWS AND RECOLLECTIONS
edited by Morton N. Cohen (H).

Viking: THE SHADOW LINES by Amitav Ghosh (H); SHARPE'S REVENGE by
Bernard Cornwell (H).

Villard: LOWER YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE AND LIVE LONGER by Marvin
Moser, M.D. (H).

Vintage: THE COMMITMENTS: THE HARDEST-WORKING BAND IN THE WORLD
by Roddy Doyle (P).

Walker: FATHERS' RIGHTS: The Sourcebook for Dealing with the
Child Support System by Jon Conine (H).

Warner: IMAGO by Octavia Butler (H); SUCCEEDING AGAINST THE ODDS
by John H. Johnson with Lerone Bennett (H); HAUNTED HEARTLAND by
Beth Scott and Michael Norman (P); TEMPTATIONS by Jessica March
(P); MAD #2: The Return of a Mad Look At Old Movies (P); MAD #63:
Mad About Town (P); SACRIFICIAL GROUND by Thomas H. Cook (P); A
GRAND GESTURE by Holly Newman (P); THE RELUCTANT DUKE by Philippa
Castle (P); TOUCH OF FIRE by Emily Carmichael (P); BATTLES IN THE
MONSOON by S.L.A. Marshall (P); EDGAR CAYCE ON CHANNELING YOUR
HIGHER SELF by Henry Reed (P); POISONED BLOOD by Philip E.
Ginsburg (P); QUIET DESPERATION: The Truth About Successful Men
by Janice Halper, Ph.D. (P).

Franklin Watts: URSUS by David Dvorkin (H).

Weidenfeld & Nicolson: ARCHITECTS OF FORTUNE: Mies Van Der Rohe
and the Third Reich by Elaine S. Hochman (H).

Wesleyan Univ.: THE FRONTIER OF LOYALTY: Political Exiles in the
Age of the Nation-State by Yossi Shain (H).

Workman: OUT ON A BROKEN LIMB: 101 WAYS TO AVOID REINCARNATION by
Hester Mundis (P).

Worldwide Library: A DIFFERENT FLESH by Harry Turtledove (P);
CORKSCREW by Ted Wood (P); MURDER BY THE SEA by Layne Littlepage
(P); DO NOT GO GENTLE by Gordon Stevens (P); SCIMITAR by Scott
Stone (P); SUPERBOLAN #15: Tightrope by Don Pendleton (P).

Zebra: DARK SOULS by Barry Porter (P); THE WITCHING by Fritzen
Ravenswood (P); TWINS by Katherine Stone (P); A LONG TIME FROM
HOME by Michael Costello (P); BLACK MAIL by Doris Miles Disney
(P); DEADLY GROUNDS by Patricia Wallace (P); CONSPIRACY OF
ASSASSINS by Gene Garofalo (P); WINGMAN #6: Final Storm by Mack
Maloney (P); GUNSMOKE AT HANGING WOMAN CREEK by Robert Kammen
(P); POWELL'S ARMY #8: Rio Renegades by Terence Duncan (P);
SHOWDOWN AT SIX-GUN MINE by John Legg (P); ELUSIVE ENCHANTMENT by
Rochelle Wayne (P); FALLEN ANGEL by Elizabeth Thornton (P);
MISTRESS OF FALCON COURT by Charlotte Lammert (P); STORMFIRE by
Carol Finch (P); VIRGINIA VIXEN by Kay McMahon (P); WANTON BRIDE
by Rosalyn Alsobrook (P); SPENCER TRACY,  TRAGIC IDOL by Bill
Davidson (P).

Zebra Heartfire Romances: DESERT SLAVE by Miranda North (P);
SHAMELESS ECSTASY by Thea Devine (P); TEMPTATION'S TOUCH by Linda
Andersen (P); YANKEE MISTRESS by Ashley Snow (P).

Mark V. Ziesing: THE STATE OF THE ART by Iain M. Banks (P).


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It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really
good books which are your very own.
          --Sherlock Holmes


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                     RANDOM RECOMMENDATIONS

     This is where I get to wander around a bookstore and
reminisce. For any reader there are a lot of great memories
contained in a bookstore; here are a few of mine--

     CONTACT by Carl Sagan is still found on the bookshelves of
many if not most stores. Some people thought the book was
overlong and draggy, but I found it intellectually thrilling. The
book has an ending that left me chilled for days. The
implications were simply enormous. You could do a lot worse than
to try this one.

     RED DRAGON by Thomas Harris is turning up in paperback again
because of his recent sort-of sequel, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS.
RED DRAGON is the psycho killer novel to top all psycho killer
novels. Mr. Harris has the ability to put you into the mind of a
psychotic personality -- inside all the hurt, the rage, the
shame, and the confusion; a mighty uncomfortable place. This book
is well worth the price.

     You know how some books have a shock element that's so
surprising that you want to run around telling everyone about it?
But of course you don't because that would ruin the story for
them. Well, if you haven't heard about THE MURDER OF ROGER
ACKROYD by Agatha Christie, you'd better read it quick before
someone spoils it for you. It's a classic, found in the mystery
section.

     I don't read much fantasy, but TAILCHASER'S SONG by Tad
Williams lured me by being about cats, a weakness of mine. It
turned out to be marvelous, very dramatic and suspenseful, and
not at all "cute", as you might suspect of an animal fantasy. If
you'd like to give this one a try, look in the Fantasy or Science
Fiction section of your bookstore. Don't forget to check your
local used-book store for any book mentioned in this column.

     Have you ever heard of Cecil Adams and his column, THE
STRAIGHT DOPE? Apparently it appears in newspapers all over the
place, just not in my town. Well, luck is with us because there
have been two book collections: THE STRAIGHT DOPE in mass market
paperback and MORE OF THE STRAIGHT DOPE in trade paperback.
People write to Cecil with questions, you see. About ANYTHING.
And he answers them. His sources of information are a deep dark
secret, but the questions and answers are almost always
fascinating. Why don't you ever see any baby pigeons? Why do
pigeons bob their head? What is a mojo anyway?

     Here's another science fictional novel of ideas -- SPHERE by
Michael Crichton. An absorbing story of shifting realities, with
an ending that allows for different interpretations. Like
CONTACT, a good book to discuss with friends.

     Speaking of shifting realities, if you ever see a copy of
THE LAND OF LAUGHS by Jonathan Carroll, buy it. I found my
hardcover in a used-book store, and I've never seen a paperback
edition. Someday, people are going to discover Jonathan Carroll,
and then we'll have convenient paperback copies of all his stuff.
Until then, you have to hunt it down. I haven't said anything
about it, have I? Quite frankly, there's nothing I can say. My
vocabulary simply doesn't stretch this far except to say -- it's
unforgettable.


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                    GOOD READING PERIODICALLY


TWILIGHT ZONE Magazine has ceased publication with the June
issue. Circulation never reached an acceptable level, and the
magazine consistently operated at a loss. As far as the content
of the magazine went, many feel it had been on a downhill slide
since T.E.D. Klein resigned as editor. What a shame.

HORRORSTRUCK ceased publication last fall. It was the only
nonfiction horror magazine that I'm aware of, and it was really
splendid. Fascinating columns by top names too. This was a big
blow to horror fans.

THE HORROR SHOW magazine is not long for this world either.
What's going on here? David B. Silva, as I understand it, plans
to publish the Summer 1989 issue, then have a big double issue
next Spring (1990). And that'll be it, unless he can find someone
willing to take it over. And with magazines dropping like flies
lately, I can't imagine anyone wanting to jump into the business
(unless it would be a disk-based magazine, of course).

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY -- This is the ultimate news source for books
in general. Great coverage of industry news, best-seller lists
that are considered at least as important as the NY Times lists,
a superb review section, and Spring, Summer, and Fall
Announcement issues that are invaluable for avid book buyers. The
down side? The cost: currently $97 a year. To subscribe, call
1-800-669-1002.

Since horror magazines seem to be disappearing lately, David B.
Silva (managing editor of The Horror Show) recently provided
horror fans with a list of good horror magazines and addresses:

New Blood, 540 W. Foothill Blvd. #3730, Glendora, CA 91740
Grue, P.O. Box 370, Times Square Station, New York, NY 10108
2 AM, P.O. Box 6754, Rockford, IL 61125-1754
Cemetery Dance, P.O. Box 189, Riverdale, MD 20737
After Hours, 21541 Oakbrook, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Eldritch Tales, 1051 Wellington Road, Lawrence, KS 66044
Noctulpa, P.O. Box 5175, Long Island City, NY 11105

To his list we would add:

Midnight Graffiti, 13101 Sudan Road, Poway, CA 92604

UTNE READER: The Best of the Alternative Press -- This is a great
magazine to really curl up with and READ. These people must read
unbelievable numbers of newspapers and magazines, to find all
this interesting material. The March/April 1989 issue's cover
story is "What's So Bad About Being Single? Finding Your Place in
a Couples-Crazed World". It's an engrossing series of
journalistic pieces analyzing the hassles of being single in a
married world (that also has AIDS and herpes). Terrific reading.
One year (6 issues) will cost you $18 to Utne Reader, Subscriber
Services, P.O. Box 1974, Marion, OH 43306-2074.


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An ordinary man can...surround himself with two thousand books...
and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which
it is possible to be happy.
           --Augustine Birrell


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FICTION INTO FILM DEPARTMENT:

                   MISS MARPLE & HERCULE POIROT

     Any fan of Agatha Christie mysteries has sampled the film
translations; some with approval, some not. Recently, over the
past couple of years, you can see Joan Hickson's Miss Marple on
MYSTERY (PBS), and Hercule Poirot has been Peter Ustinov for some
time now. Of course, before Joan Hickson, the elderly sleuth was
played by Margaret Rutherford in the 1960s, and in more recent
times by Helen Hayes and Angela Lansbury (on TV movies). Austin
Trevor, Tony Randall, and Albert Finney have all interpreted
Poirot in the past. Which were your favorites? And which did you
feel were most faithful to Christie's version?

     I have always felt that Christie played Hercule Poirot as
much for laughs as for mystery-solving, so Peter Ustinov's
version seems closest to the original (however, I've never
managed to see any of Austin Trevor's films). And while I don't
specifically recall Tony Randall's interpretation (in THE
ALPHABET MURDERS in 1966), I would imagine he made a decent
Poirot, unless of course the producer and/or director went for
farce. Albert Finney's version was a more serious Poirot;
admittedly a more believable detective, but not nearly as much
fun. Of course, ORIENT EXPRESS was one of Christie's more solemn,
portentous (pretentious? certainly the film was, at least a
little bit) novels, so it's not really fair to judge Finney's
Poirot on the basis of this one film.

     Similarly, I think Joan Hickson's Miss Marple errs on the
side of seriousness. And I think this humorless personality is
even less appropriate here. Not that Miss Marple should be funny,
but I've always seen her as the kindly grandmother type -- an
effective detective because everyone underestimates, or simply
ignores, her. Yes, she is referred to as an malicious old biddy
or a busybody in the books, but that's by people with a skeleton
in the closet. According to my interpretation, Helen Hayes was
the PERFECT Miss Marple. Always smiling and pleasant, she invited
confidences from the other characters, which is Miss M's stock in
trade.

     Compared to the Helen Hayes version, the Joan Hickson
version is completely humorless and obnoxious. I find it very
hard not to actively dislike the character. Of course, this is
the fault of the interpretation, which is not necessarily Joan
Hickson's at all. It could be the the director's or the
producer's.

     I must confess that I don't remember the Margaret Rutherford
version of Miss Marple. So far I haven't found any videotapes of
her four movies, but I'm still looking.

     Now, where does the Angela Lansbury version fit in? Out in
left field, actually. Her version of Miss Marple was remarkably
similar to her Jessica Fletcher character in MURDER, SHE WROTE.
Certainly a popular and likable sleuth, but hardly Miss Marple.
Her character is too young, for one thing. And too forceful. Too
vigorous. Miss Marple was always so unobtrusive; that's how she
witnessed so many private scenes, getting valuable information
that the cops were too insensitive to see.

     It's a shame someone couldn't persuade Helen Hayes to have
finished out her career by playing Miss Marple over and over. We
could have had a great series of TV movies that way, hopefully
better written than the current series of Perry Mason atrocities.


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FEATURED AUTHOR:  RICHARD MATHESON

[The following is from the catalog of Scream Press, one of the
finest of the horror specialty presses.]

Over 900 pages...

MATHESON COLLECTION NEARS COMPLETION


     After four years of slow but steady work, the oft-mentioned
COLLECTED STORIES by Richard Matheson is FINALLY approaching the
end of the production process. The author is going over the final
galleys just one last time (his third), making sure that the
versions presented in our mega-tome will represent his final and
definitive text.

     William Stout has completed all of the interior decorations
(fifteen different designs); and all of the various guest
introductions have been assembled (from nine different authors,
including Bloch, Bradbury, Finney, Ellison and King). Opening the
eighty-six story collection is a lengthy (over 21,000 words)
autobiographical essay Matheson penned especially for this
project, the first time he has discussed in detail his work, his
career and himself. COLLECTED STORIES will also contain a
complete bibliography of first publication data.

     Unfortunately it's simply too late to include two recently
written stories that he found time to do during the five-month
long Writers Guild strike last year. "They're probably the last
short pieces I'll ever write," Matheson told us recently. "If it
hadn't been for the strike I couldn't have done them." Sad, but
not surprising, as he is working on a lengthy new novel and
finishing up a screenplay with his son, Richard Christian. The
first story, "Shoo Fly", was published in the November issue of
OMNI and the second (we forgot to ask the title) will appear
shortly in TWILIGHT ZONE.

[That second short story is "Person to Person", from the April
1989 issue of Twilight Zone magazine. --RFP]

     The first printing of COLLECTED STORIES will consist of only
1250 copies, of which one thousand will be sold in three
different editions: 500 signed, unslipcased and un-numbered at
$50.00; 400 signed, numbered and slipcased for $100.00; and 100
signed and numbered leatherbound copies in a special presentation
box for $250.00. (The contributors will not be signing, only Mr.
Matheson.)

     This project is Matheson's first signed limited edition ever
published, though it will be quickly followed by three more
omnibus editions of various novels, namely DARKER (three early
suspense novels), a ghost story trilogy (as yet untitled) and a
special edition of his two major fantasy novels, BID TIME RETURN
and WHAT DREAMS MAY COME. (Details at a later date.)

     We are shooting at a June pubdate for COLLECTED STORIES.

[End of Scream Press catalog excerpt.]


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                RICHARD MATHESON: A PARTIAL LIST

Novels & Short Stories: "Born of Man and Woman" was his first
attempt at fiction, and he sold it to the Magazine of Fantasy and
Science Fiction in 1950. Like many of his early short stories, it
still shows up in anthologies. Since 1950, here's a partial list
of what Richard Matheson has been up to:

Born of Man and Woman (1954) -- short story collection
I Am Legend (1954) -- novel of a vampiric virus, even more
                           frightening in this era of AIDS
Third From the Sun (1955) -- short story collection, apparently
                           an abridgment of the 1954 collection
The Shrinking Man (1956) -- novel
The Shores of Space (1957) -- short story collection
A Stir of Echoes (1959) -- novel of clairvoyance and psychic
                           phenomena
Ride the Nightmare (1959)
Shock I - III & Shock Waves (1961-70) -- Four short story
                           collections
Hell House (1971) -- novel of parapsychology and haunted houses
Bid Time Return (1975) -- novel of time travel, won a Howard
                          award
What Dreams May Come (1978) -- semiautobiographical novel of the
                           afterlife
Earthbound (1982) -- published under the name Logan Swanson

TV Series:  Richard Matheson wrote for a number of detective and
western TV shows (sometimes in collaboration with Charles
Beaumont), but it is certainly his scripts for TWILIGHT ZONE that
are his most famous series TV work. Among his TZ scripts are:

"A World of Difference" -- Howard Duff can't distinguish between
                           his acting roles and reality.
"The Invaders" -- Agnes Moorehead is terrorized by tiny
                  creatures.
"Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" -- Is William Shatner insane, or is
                           something on the wing of the plane?

TV Movies: The screenplays of Richard Matheson have provided us
with some of the finest TV movies ever made. Among them:

Duel -- The VERY young Steven Spielberg directed and Dennis
Weaver starred in this famous film of highway terror. It was
released as a theatrical feature in Europe.
The Night Stalker -- Matheson's version of Dracula (based on a
story by Jeff Rice) was so popular that it became a series
(Kolchak).
Dracula (1974) -- This version starred Jack Palance, and is
usually considered one of Palance's (and Matheson's) lesser
efforts.
Trilogy of Terror -- Written with William F. Nolan. No one who
saw this will ever forget it (or Karen Black's performance).

Films: During the 1960s, Matheson wrote screenplays for American
International Pictures, among them a whole series of films based
(at least sort of) on Edgar Allan Poe's stories. These last
included House of Usher and The Pit and the Pendulum. Also:

The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) -- adaptation of his novel
                           that won a Hugo
The Devil's Bride (1967) -- A Hammer film starring Christopher
Lee and based on Dennis Wheatley's novel THE DEVIL RIDES OUT.
Hell House (1973) -- adaptation of his novel


Richard Matheson's son, Richard Christian Matheson is a master of
the short-short story -- see his collection SCARS AND OTHER
DISTINGUISHING MARKS (1987). There are 25 of his short stories, 1
collaboration with his father, and 1 screenplay for Amazing
Stories. There's a foreword by Stephen King, and introduction by
Dennis Etchison, and the whole thing'll cost you $3.95 from Tor.


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What's the difference between a collection and an anthology? A
collection is a group of stories by one author, an anthology
contains stories by various authors.


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THE MYSTERY DEPARTMENT:

                        SPORTS MYSTERIES

     I don't know about you, but I'm just settling in for a nice
long baseball season. When you can't watch a game, why not read a
baseball mystery? Here are a few titles with our National Pastime
as a theme or background. Oh, yes, I've included some cricket
mysteries as well, in case you're sympathies are more British.

                           Baseball

Avallone, Michael  DEAD GAME
Avallone, Michael  LITTLE MISS MURDER (aka THE ULTIMATE CLIENT)
Bagby, George  THE TWIN KILLING
Ball, John  JOHNNY GET YOUR GUN
Benjamin, Paul  SQUEEZE PLAY
Curtis, Richard  STRIKE ZONE
DeAndrea, William L.  FIVE O'CLOCK LIGHTNING
Engleman, Paul  DEAD IN CENTER FIELD
Fish, Robert L. & Henry Rothblatt  A HANDY DEATH
Fitzsimmons, Cortland  DEATH ON THE DIAMOND
Guthrie, A.B.  WILD PITCH
Holton, Leonard  THE DEVIL TO PLAY
McBain, Ed  THE HECKLER
Parker, Robert B.  MORTAL STAKES
Platt, Kin  THE SCREWBALL KING MURDER
Rosen, Robert  STRIKE THREE YOU'RE DEAD
Spencer, Ross  THE STRANGER CITY CAPER
Tapply, William G.  FOLLOW THE SHARKS
Wade, Robert  KNAVE OF EAGLES
Wolff, Miles, Jr.  SEASON OF THE OWL


                           Cricket

Alington, C.A.  MR. EVANS
Arlington, Adrian  THE AMAZING TEST MATCH CRIME
Creasey, John  A SIX FOR THE TOFF
Dexter, Ted & Clifford Makins  TESTKILL
Gilbert, Michael  THE CRACK IN THE TEACUP
Household, Geoffrey  FELLOW PASSENGER
Lamb, Lynton  DEATH OF A DISSENTER
Marric, J.J.  GIDEON'S SPORT
Meynell, Lawrence  HOOKY AND THE PRANCING HORSE
Mills, Osmington  NO MATCH FOR THE LAW
Newman, Bernard  DEATH AT LORDS
Sprigg, C. St. John  THE CORPSE WITH THE SUNBURNED FACE
Symons, Julian  BLAND BEGINNING
Witting, Clifford  A BULLET FOR RHINO
Worsley-Gough, Barbara  ALIBI INNINGS


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THE HORROR DEPARTMENT:

                          STEPHEN KING
                   A CHECKLIST OF MAJOR WORKS

(Dates are first known publication)

CARRIE (1974)
'SALEM'S LOT (1975)
RAGE (1977) -- as Richard Bachman
THE SHINING (1977)
NIGHT SHIFT (1978) -- short story collection
THE STAND (1978)
THE LONG WALK (1979) -- as Richard Bachman
THE DEAD ZONE (1979)
FIRESTARTER (1980)
ROADWORK (1981) -- as Richard Bachman
DANSE MACABRE (1981) -- nonfiction
CUJO (1981)
THE RUNNING MAN (1982) -- as Richard Bachman
THE DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER (1982)
CREEPSHOW (1982)
DIFFERENT SEASONS (1982) -- four novellas
CHRISTINE (1983)
CYCLE OF THE WEREWOLF (1983)
PET SEMATARY (1983)
THE TALISMAN (1984)
THINNER (1984)
THE EYES OF THE DRAGON (1984)
SKELETON CREW (1985) -- short story collection
IT (1986)
MISERY (1987)
THE DARK TOWER II: THE DRAWING OF THE THREE (1987)
THE TOMMYKNOCKERS (1987)
NIGHTMARES IN THE SKY (1988) -- SK provided the nonfiction text
        to go with f-stop Fitzgerald's photographs of gargoyles.
DOLAN'S CADILLAC (January 1989) -- unknown
MY PRETTY PONY (early 1989) -- short story. 280 copies were
     printed (beautifully, with extraordinary artwork and
     binding) and sold for $2200. A more accessible printing will
     be done Fall 1989 to sell for $50. It's about a dying
     grandfather and his relationship with his grandson, and the
     nature of time.
THE DARK HALF (Fall, 1989) -- novel
UNTITLED (1990?) -- 3 or 4 novellas, two of which will be "Secret
                    Window, Secret Garden" and "Sun Dog"
NEEDFUL THINGS (????) -- novel
DOLORES CLAIBORNE (????) -- novel


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In a very real sense, people who have read good literature have
lived more than people who cannot or will not read. ... It is not
true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can
live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.
           --S.I. Hayakawa


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THE NONFICTION DEPARTMENT:

                       SAMUEL WEISER, INC.

     Samuel Weiser publishes books on parapsychology, magick,
consciousness, Eastern religions, etc. Whether you are a believer
or not, there's bound to be something of interest in their list
for spring 1989. Samuel Weiser, Inc., Box 612, York Beach, ME
03910.

THE LEGACY OF THE BEAST: The Life, Work and Influence of Aleister
Crowley by Gerald Suster

   Many modern teachers have been influenced by the brilliance of
this man. Here the author traces the roots of Crowley's ideas,
producing a much-needed reappraisal of the man and his work, as
well as his continuing influence for those people who are
searching for the spiritual self.
ISBN 0-87728-697-3  Trade Paper $9.95

THE PRACTICE OF PREDICTION by Nancy Anne Hastings

   A complete home study course for advanced students and
astrologers. Using progressions, solar arc, transits, and all
aspects between planets, the author shows you how you can
accurately predict events for your clients. Well written, easy to
understand instructions for all calculations and interpretation.
ISBN 0-87728-684-1  Trade Paper $12.95

GAMES OF THE GODS: The Origin of Board Games in Magic and
Divination by Nigel Pennick

   Shows how such innocent pastimes as chess have their origins
in divination practices, which for thousands of years were the
exclusive domain of priests and shamans. From cards and dice
games to rune games, we touch an ancient heritage of lost
knowledge and religious practice whenever we play.
ISBN 0-87728-696-5  Trade Paper $12.50

UNINVITED GUESTS: A Documented History of UFO Sightings, Alien
Encounters, and Coverups by Richard Hall

   "Uninvited Guests is the most comprehensive book yet written
on the subject of UFOs." --Bud Hopkins (INTRUDERS AMONG US).
Information revealed includes: Close encounters of a vehicular
kind, the humanoids, bodies in the morgue, the big secret,
extraterrestrial psychology, and government UFO documents.
Aurora Press, distributed by Samuel Weiser, Inc.
ISBN 0-943358-32-9  Paper $14.00

Other titles from Samuel Weiser's spring list:

THE RAYS AND ESOTERIC PSYCHOLOGY by Zachary Lansdowne $8.95
RUDOLF STEINER AND HOLISTIC MEDICINE by Francis X. King $9.95
WHAT YOU NEED IS WHAT YOU'VE GOT: Rediscovering, Developing and
 Using Your Inner Resources by Larry & Valere Althouse $9.95
LIFE-CHALLENGE ASTROLOGY: Karmic Indicators in the Birthchart by
 Richard Strauss $8.95
JOURNEY INTO CONSCIOUSNESS: The Chakras, Tantra, & Jungian
 Psychology by Charles Breaux $12.95
HEALING THE HEART: Opening and Healing the Heart with Crystals
 and Gemstones by Daya Sarai Chocron $7.95
THE BOOK OF LILITH by Barbara Black Koltuv $9.95


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What does "Trade Paper" mean? It's a paperback that is larger
than the normal "mass market" size. I always think of it as a
Deluxe Paperback.


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SCIENCE FICTION DEPARTMENT:

                     BOOKS ABOUT TIME TRAVEL

Aldiss, Brian  FRANKENSTEIN UNBOUND
Anderson, Poul  BRAIN WAVE
Bester, Alfred  EXTRO (aka THE COMPUTER CONNECTION)
Blish, James  MIDSUMMER CENTURY
Brunner, John  QUICKSAND
Davies, L.P.  GENESIS TWO
DeCamp, L. Sprague  LEST DARKNESS FALL
Edmondson, G.C.  THAT SHIP THAT SAILED THE TIME STREAM
                 SAIL THE CENTURY SEA (sequel)
Fearn, John Russell  THE INTELLIGENCE GIGANTIC
Finney, Jack  TIME AND AGAIN
              ABOUT TIME
Gerrold, David  THE MAN WHO FOLDED HIMSELF
Gordon, Rex  FIRST THROUGH TIME
Harrison, Harry  THE TECHNICOLOR TIME MACHINE
Hoyle, Fred  OCTOBER THE FIRST IS TOO LATE
Kipling, Rudyard  PUCK OF POOK'S HILL
Laumer, Keith  THE GREAT TIME MACHINE HOAX
Lewis, Hilda  THE SHIP THAT FLEW
Matheson, Richard  BID TIME RETURN
Moorcock, Michael  Dancers at the End of Time series
                   BEHOLD THE MAN
Moore, Ward  BRING THE JUBILEE
Nesbit, E.  THE STORY OF THE AMULET
Pearce, Philippa  TOM'S MIDNIGHT GARDEN
Priest, Christopher  THE PERFECT LOVER
Saberhagen, Fred, ed.  A SPADEFUL OF SPACETIME (anthology)
Shaw, Bob  WHO GOES HERE
Silverberg, Robert  THE MASKS OF TIME
                    UP THE LINE
Silverberg, Robert, ed.  TRIPS IN TIME (anthology)
Taine, John  SEEDS OF LIFE
Tucker, Wilson  THE LINCOLN HUNTERS
                THE YEAR OF THE QUIET SUN
Weinbaum, Stanley G.  THE NEW ADAM
Wellman, Manly Wade  TWICE IN TIME
Wells, H.G.  THE TIME MACHINE
Yulsman, Jerry  ELLEANDER MORNING


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                         TRIVIA ANSWERS

               (1) Winnie-the-Pooh
               (2) William Shakespeare
               (3) Catskills
               (4) Robert Ludlum
               (5) George Bernard Shaw
               (6) The pigs
               (7) Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
               (8) Gandalf
               (9) FISH
               (10) The Hunchback of Notre Dame


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