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Harry PotterJK Rowling, Bloomsbury
Volumes 1-5 available in paperback & cloth. For those who are gift- or collection-minded, the Bloomsbury boxed set was updated to include volume 5 and is available in both paperback & hardback ($74.95 / $139.95 respectively). Attractively packaged and very nice to hold, these books win hands down on aesthetics as well as authenticity.
- Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone, pb $15.95, hb $25
- Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets, pb $15.95, hb $25
- Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban, pb $15.95, hb $25
- Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire, pb $15.95, hb $35
- Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix, pb $18.95, hb $39.95
- Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, hb $39.95
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Brass ManNeal L. Asher, $42.95 hb. UK import.
Ooh: the new novel in the Skinner/Gridlinked sequence is out. It's the wonderfully menacing & sad Mr Crane's story this time. Looking forward to this one quite a bit.Skinner & Gridlinked are now out in mass mkt pbk in the US; The Line of Polity (March 2004, UK pb import $19.95); and Cowl, a stand-alone (April 2005, UK pb import, $19.95) all full-length novels. Asher's worlds are gritty, far-future, and noirish; the stories are space-operas but they're also literate hard sci-fi with a solid infrastructure of biological worldbuilding, something very few authors can do well. There really isn't anything else out there quite like Asher's universe, and his craft continues to improve with each work.
Sadly, The Engineer, a novella and 6 short stories right on the edge of a dual sci-fi/horror classification, is now out of print [7/2006].
Unfortunately, so is The Parasite [01/07]. It was a UK digest-sized import, an illustrated short story/novella, not a full-length novel.
- Line of Polity
- Brass Man stand-alones:
- The Engineer
Malazan Book of the FallenSteven Erikson
The hottest import series we've got right now; big-time promotional monies on the other side of the ocean. Bit of the kitchen sink: mainly a cross between fantasy and military sci-fi with some Jordan-style magic & space-opera thrown in. Literate, sprawling, entertaining. Volumes 1-4 available in UK import mass-market-size ($18.95); volume 5 out in hardback ($42.95) and oversize trade paperback ($28.95).
In order, then:
- Gardens of the Moon
- Deadhouse Gates
- Memories of Ice
- House of Chains
- Midnight Tides
Absolution GapAlastair Reynolds
The fourth in the well-received futuristic hard sci-fi epic from Reynolds is now available in US mass market edition; Diamond Dogs still available in UK mass market, $18.95; Century Rain (not part of series, stand-alone) due out in UK mass market late fall 2005, avail now as trade pbk import, ~$27.95.
- Revelation Space
- Chasm City
- Redemption Ark
- Absolution Gap