"Joy and pleasure are as real as pain and sorrow and one must learn what they have to teach. . . ." -- Sean Russell, from Gatherer of Clouds

"If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right." -- Helyn D. Goldenberg

"I love you and I'm not afraid." -- Evanescence, "My Last Breath"

“If I hear ‘not allowed’ much oftener,” said Sam, “I’m going to get angry.” -- J.R.R. Tolkien, from Lord of the Rings

Reviews: Books: Fiction and Poetry

A

Poul Anderson: The Van Rijn Method

Mark Anthony: Beyond the Pale
-- The First Stone

Charles Ardai: The Good-Neighbor Policy: A Double-Cross in Double Dactyls

Isaac Asimov: The Foundation Trilogy

Steve Augarde: The Various
-- Celandine

B

Jimmy Santiago Baca: Black Mesa Poems

Camille Bacon-Smith: The Eye of the Daemon
-- Daemon Eyes

Kage Baker: The Children of the Company
-- The Bird of the River
-- Dark Mondays
-- The Machine's Child
-- Or Else My Lady Keeps the Key

Toby Barlow: Sharp Teeth

Neil Bartlett: Ready to Catch Him Should He Fall
-- Ready to Catch Him Should He Fall
-- Ready to Catch Him Should He Fall

Basho: On Love and Barley

Peter S. Beagle: Tamsin
-- The Return
-- The Innkeeper's Song
-- Giant Bones
-- The Rhinoceros Who Quoted Nietzsche and Other Odd Acquaintances

Elizabeth Bear: New Amsterdam
-- The White City
-- Carnival
-- By the Mountain Bound
-- All the Windwracked Stars
-- Blood and Iron
-- Whiskey and Water
-- The Stratford Man (Ink and Steel, Hell and Earth
-- Dust
-- Hammered, Scardown, Worldwired
-- The Chains That You Refuse
-- Bone and Jewel Creatures
-- Book of Iron
-- and Sarah Monette: A Companion To Wolves

Greg Bear: Songs of Earth and Power

Jeanne Marie Beaumont and Claudia Carlson, eds.: The Poets’ Grimm: 20th Century Poems from Grimm Fairy Tales

Carol Berg: The Bridge of D'Arnath #1: Son of Avonar
-- The Bridge of D'Arnath #2: Guardians of the Keep

Steve Berman: Second Thoughts: More Queer & Weird Stories
-- ed.: So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction

Anne Bishop: The Black Jewels Trilogy (Daughter of the Blood, Heir to the Shadows, Queen of the Darkness)
-- Heir to the Shadows
-- Dreams Made Flesh
-- Sebastian

Michael Bishop: Unicorn Mountain

Alex Bledsoe: Dark Jenny

Marion Zimmer Bradley: To Save a World (omnibus: The World Wreckers, The Planet Savers)

Chaz Brenchley: Devil in the Dust

Stephen J. Brooks: Alexander Asenby's Great Adventure; Creatures of the Night

John Brunner: Stand on Zanzibar

Steven Brust: Agyar
-- Issola
-- Dragon
-- Orca
-- Tiassa
-- Hawk
-- The Paths of the Dead
-- The Khaavren Romances
-- Brokedown Palace
-- Brokedown Palace
-- To Reign in Hell
-- To Reign in Hell
-- The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars
-- Cowboy Feng's Space Bar and Grill
-- and Skyler White: The Incrementalists
-- and Skyler White: The Skill of Our Hands
-- and Megan Lindholm: The Gypsy

Tobias S. Buckell: Crystal Rain
-- Ragamuffin

Emma Bull: Bone Dance
-- Bone Dance
-- Bone Dance

Chris Bunch: The Last Legion
-- Dragonmaster

Jim Butcher: Summer Knight
-- Blood Rites
-- Dead Beat
-- Proven Guilty

Octavia E. Butler: Lilith's Brood (Dawn, Adulthood Rites, Imago)
-- The Parable of the Sower; The Parable of the Talents

Jesse L. Byock, trans: The Saga of the Volsungs

C

Michael Cadnum: Can't Catch Me And Other Twice-Told Tales

Orson Scott Card: An Open Book
-- Magic Street
-- Scott Brick, Aaron Johnston, Emily Janice Card: Posing as People: Three Stories, Three Plays

Jim Carroll: Fear of Dreaming: The Selected Poems of Jim Carroll

Constantine Cavafy: The Complete Poems of Constantine Cavafy

C. J. Cherryh: Fortress In the Eye of Time
-- Fortress of Eagles
-- Fortress of Owls
-- Fortress of Dragons
-- Fortress in the Eye of Time, Fortress of Eagles, Fortress of Owls, Fortress of Dragons
-- Fortress of Ice
-- The Chanur Saga
-- The Chanur Saga, Chanur's Homecoming
-- Chanur's Legacy
-- Foreigner, Inheritor, Invader
-- Explorer
-- Pretender
-- Rider At the Gate
-- Cloud's Rider
-- The Collected Short Fiction

Chretien de Troyes: Arthurian Romances

John Clute: Appleseed
-- Appleseed

Billy Collins: Questions About Angels

Storm Constantine: Wraetthu
-- Wraeththu
-- Shades of Time and Memory

Glen Cook: The Black Company
-- Shadows Linger
-- The White Rose
-- The Silver Spike
-- Dreams of Steel
-- Water Sleeps
-- Chronicles of the Black Company (The Black Company, Shadows Linger, The White Rose)
-- The Books of the South (Shadow Games, Dreams of Steel, The Silver Spike)
-- The Return of the Black Company (Bleak Seasons, She Is the Darkness)
-- The Many Deaths of the Black Company (Water Sleeps, Soldiers Live)
-- Sweet Silver Blues
-- Whispering Nickel Idols
-- A Cruel Wind
-- The Second Dread Empire Trilogy
-- An Empire Unacquainted With Defeat
-- A Fortress in Shadow
-- A Matter of Time
-- Darkwar (Doomstalker, Warlock, Ceremony)
-- Sung in Blood
-- The Tyranny of the Night / Lord of the Silent Kingdom
-- Surrender to the Will of the Night
-- Working God’s Mischief
-- Winter’s Dreams
-- Shadowline
-- Starfishers
-- Stars' End
-- Passage at Arms

Jameson Currier: The Wolf at the Door

D

Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling (editors): The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales
-- Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, Eleventh Annual Collection

Peter David: Sir Apropos of Nothing

Samuel R. Delaney: They Fly at Ciron
-- Dhalgren
-- Dhalgren

Charles de Lint: Spiritwalk
-- Moonheart
-- Moonheart
-- Spiritwalk
-- Greenmantle
-- Jack of Kinrowan
-- Dreams Underfoot
-- Dreams Underfoot
-- The Ivory and the Horn
-- Into the Green
-- Svaha
-- The Hour Before Dawn and Two Other Stories from Newford
-- Widdershins
-- Triskell Tales 2
-- Dingo
-- and Charles Vess: The Cats of Tanglewood Forest

John Dickinson: The Cup of the World; The Widow and the King

Thomas M. Disch: The Voyage of the Proteus: A Eyewitness Account of the End of the World
-- The Word of God, or Holy Writ Rewritten

Chris Dolley: Resonance

Mark Doty: Sweet Machine

David Drake: The Far Side of the Stars

Diane Duane: Stealing the Elf King's Roses

Alexandre Dumas: The Three Musketeers

E

George Alec Effinger: When Gravity Fails / A Fire in the Sun / The Exile Kiss

Dave Eggers: Wild Things

Harlan Ellison®: Deathbird Stories

Carol Emshwiller: The Secret City

Louise Erdrich: Original Fire: Selected & New Poems

Steven Erikson: Gardens of the Moon
-- Deadhouse Gates
-- Memories of Ice
-- House of Chains
-- Midnight Tides
-- Laughter's End
-- Malazan Book of the Fallen (BooksI-V)

F

Jane S. Fancher: Groundties
-- 'Netwalkers (Groundties, UpLink, Harmoies of the 'Net)

Philip José Farmer: Up the Bright River (ed. by Gary K. Wolfe)
-- The Magic Labyrinth
-- The Dark Design
-- Riverworld (To Your Scattered Bodies Go; The Fabulous Riverboat)
-- The Best of Philip José Farmer
-- Up from the Bottomless Pit and Other Stories
-- Venus on the Half-Shell and Others
-- The Other in the Mirror
-- and Win Scott Eckert: The Evil in Pemberley House

Sheila Finch: The Guild of Xenolinguists

Lynn Flewelling: Nightrunners #1: Luck in the Shadows
-- Nightrunners #2: Stalking Darkness
-- Stalking Darkness
-- Nightrunners #3: Traitor's Moon

Eric Flint: 1635: Cannon Law

Karen Joy Fowler: The Jane Austen Book Club
-- et al.: The James Tiptree Award Anthology 1; The James Tiptree Award Anthology 2
-- er al.: The James Tiptree Award Anthology 3

Kenny Fries: The Healing Notebooks

Robert Frost: A Boy's Will and North of Boston

G

David Gerrold: The Martian Child
-- Jumping Off the Planet
-- Leaping to the Stars
-- A Matter for Men
-- Voyage of the Star Wolf

Theodora Goss: The Thorn and the Blossom

Jorie Graham: Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems 1974-1994

Jim Grimsley: Kirith Kirin
-- Dream Boy
-- Kirith Kirin

Jon Courtenay Grimwood: The Arabesk Trilogy
-- 9 Tail Fox
-- End of the World Blues

H

Mark Halliday: Jab

Sam Hamill: Dumb Luck: Poems

Elizabeth Hand: Aestival Tide
-- Black Light
-- Generation Loss
-- Glimmering
-- Icarus Descending

Joy Harjo: The Woman Who Fell From the Sky

Steven Harper: Nightmare

Ernest Hemingway (Robert W. Lewis and Robert E. Fleming, eds.): Under Kilimanjaro

Nina Kiriki Hoffman; A Stir of Bones

Nalo Hopkinson: The New Moon’s Arms

A. E. Houseman: The Collected Poems of A. E. Housman

Robert E. Howard: Kull: Exile of Atlantis

Tanya Huff: Summon the Keeper
-- The Second Summoning
-- The Long, Hot Summoning
-- A Confederation of Valor
-- Blood Lines
-- Blood Price
-- Smoke and Ashes
-- Smoke Trilogy (Smoke and Shadows; Smoke and Mirrors; Smoke and Ashes
-- A Confederation of Valor
-- The Enchantment Emporium
-- The Wild Ways
-- The Future Falls
-- Peacekeeper: #1, An Ancient Peace; #2, A Peace Divided

I

Alexander C. Irvine: The Narrows
-- Buyout
-- Life of Riley
-- The Narrows
-- Unintended Consequences
-- (as Alex Irvine): Batman: Inferno
-- (as Alex Irvine): The Supernatural Book of Monsters, Spirits, Demons, and Ghouls
-- (as Alex Irvine): The Ultimates: Against All Enemies

J

Jerome K. Jerome: Three Men in a Boat

Diana Wynn Jones: The Dark Lord of Derkholm
-- The Tough Guide to Fantasyland; The Dark Lord of Derkholm

K

Robert F. Kauffmann: The Mask of Ollock

Susan Kearney: The Challenge/The Dare

James Patrick Kelly: The Wreck of the Godspeed and Other Stories
-- and John Kessel, eds.: Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology

James Kennedy: The Order of Odd Fish

Caitlin Kiernan: Tales of Pain and Wonder

Jim Kjelgaard: Big Red

E. E. Knight: The Choice of the Cat
-- Valentine's Exile
-- Valentine's Resolve

Ellen Kushner: Swordspoint
-- Swordspoint
-- Swordspoint
-- Thomas the Rhymer
-- The Privilege of the Sword
-- The Man With the Knives
-- and Delia Sherman: The Fall of the Kings
-- The Fall of the Kings
-- et al.: Tremontaine

Henry Kuttner: The Last Mimzy

L

Richard Labonte, Lawrence Shcimel; The Future is Queer

Douglas Lain: Last Week's Apocalypse

Tanith Lee: Disturbed By Her Song
-- Indigara

Ursula K. LeGuin: Gifts

Fritz Leiber: Selected Stories (Jonathan Strahan and Charles M. Brown, eds.)
-- Strange Wonders: A Collection of Rare Fritz Leiber Works (Benjamin Szumskyj, ed.)

Jonathan Lethem: Gun, With Occasional Music
-- How We Got Insipid

Winston Leyland, ed.: Angels of the Lyre

Jane Lindskold: Changer
-- Legends Walking
-- Child of a Rainless Year
-- Five Odd Honors

Elizabeth A. Lynn: Dragon's Winter
-- Dragon's Treasure

M

Naguib Mahfouz: The Dreams

Gerard Malanga: This Will Kill That

Maurice Manning: A Companion for Owls: Being the Commonplace Book of D. Boone, Long Hunter, Back Woodsman, &c.

George R. R. Martin, Gardner Dozois: Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honor of Jack Vance

Patricia A. McKillip: The Riddle-Master of Hed
-- Heir of Sea and Fire
-- Harpist in the Wind
-- The Riddle-Master Trilogy
-- In the Forests of Serre
-- Solstice Wood
-- The Forgotten Beasts of Eld
-- Winter Rose
-- The Bards of Bone Plain
-- Kingfisher
-- The Tower at Stony Wood

R. M. Meluch: Tour of the Merrimack, #1: The Myriad
-- Wolf Star
-- The Sagittarius Command

Jon F. Merz: The Kensei

Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden: Baltimore: or The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire
-- Joe Golem and the Drowning City

Paul Monette: Love Alone

Michael Moorcock: Chronicles of the Last Emperor of Melnibone: The Stealer of Souls, To Rescue Tanelorn, The Sleeping Sorceress, Duke Elric
-- The Jewel in the Skull
-- The Mad God's Amulet
-- The Metatemporal Detective
-- The Runestaff
-- The Sword of the Dawn
-- The Dreamthief's Daughter; The Skrayling Tree; The White Wolf's Son
-- and Storm Constantine: Silverheart

C. L. Moore: Judgment Night

C. E. Murphy: Thunderbird Falls
-- Urban Shaman

Pat Murphy: The City, Not Long After; A Flock of Lawn Flamingos; The Shadow Hunter

Shirley Rousseau Murphy: Cat to the Dogs

John Myers Myers: Silverlock

N

George Nader: Chrome

Larry Niven: The Flight of the Horse

O

Jamie O'Neill: At Swim, Two Boys

Kenneth Oppel: Silverwing; Sunwing
-- Firewing

P

Edgar Pangborn: Davy
-- A Mirror for Observers

Pier Paolo Pasolini: Roman Poems

Fiona Patton: The Granite Shield
-- The Stone Prince

Gerry Gomez Pearlberg: Queer Dog: Homo/Pup/Poetry

Rachel Pollack: Fortune’s Lover: A Book of Tarot Poems

Tim Powers: A Soul in a Bottle

Thomas Pynchon: Against the Day

R

Cat Rambo and Jeff VanderMeer: The Surgeon’s Tale and Other Stories

Mary Renault: The Charioteer
-- The Charioteer
-- The Last of the Wine
-- The Last of the Wine

Mike Resnick: Santiago
-- Santiago: A Myth of the Far Future
-- The Doctor and the Kid
-- The Doctor and the Rough Rider
-- The Doctor and the Dinosaurs
-- Dreamwish Beasts and Snarks
-- Stalking the Unicorn / Stalking the Vampire

Kim Stanley Robinson: The Years of Rice and Salt

Spider and Jeanne Robinson: Stardance

Justina Robson: Living Next Door to the God of Love

Theodore Roethke: The Far Field

Sean Russell: The Initiate Brother

S

Natasha Sajé: Bend

R.A. Salvatore: Spearwielder's Tale

William Schafer (editor): Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy 2

Lawrence Schimel: Fairy Tales for Writers

James H. Schmitz: The Witches of Karres
-- Agent of Vega and Other Stories

Kurt Schwitters (trans. by Jack Zipes): Lucky Hans and Other Merz Fairy Tales

Maurice Sendak: Where the Wild Things Are

Mary Wolstonecraft Shelley: Frankenstein

Delia Sherman & Theodora Goss, editors: Interfictions: An Anthology of Interstitial Writing

Steven Sherrill: The Minotaur Takes A Cigarette Break

Robert Silverberg: To Be Continued: The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg, Volume One
-- To the Dark Star, 1962-69: The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg, Volume Two
-- Trips, 1972-73: The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg, Volume Four
-- The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg, Volume Five: The Palace at Midnight: 1980-82
-- The Last Song of Orpheus
-- Star of Gypsies

Clifford D. Simak: City
-- Way Station

Alexander McCall Smith: The Ladies' No. 1 Detective Agency

Midori Snyder: The Oran Trilogy (New Moon; Sadar's Keep; Beldan's Fire

Jack Spicer: The Collected Books of Jack Spicer

Nancy Springer: The Silver Sun, The White Hart
-- Wild Boy: A Tale of Rowan Hood

Brian M. Stableford: The Stones of Camelot
-- The Wayward Muse

Theodore Sturgeon: The Dreaming Jewels

Michael Swanwick: The Dog Said Bow-Wow
-- The Dragons of Babel

Jonathan Swift: Gulliver's Travels

Wislawa Szymborska: View With A Grain of Sand: Selected Poems
-- Monologue of a Dog

T

Debra Tash: Masters of the Air

Mark Twain: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

V

Catherynne M. Valente: Apocrypha; A Guide to Folktales in Fragile Dialects

Jack Vance: Tales of the Dying Earth
-- The Kragen
-- Hard Luck Diggings: The Early Jack Vance

Vernor Vinge: Rainbows End

W

Lawrence Watt-Evans: The Wizard Lord

David Weber: The War God's Own
-- Oath of Swords
-- and Steve White: Insurrection

Margaret Weis and Don Perrin: Hung Out

Michelle West: The Sun Sword

Leslie What: Crazy Love

Connie Willis: Blackout
-- The Winds of Marble Arch and Other Stories; D.A.

Robert Charles Wilson: Julian Comstock

Leona Wisoker: Secrets of the Sands
-- Guardians of the Desert
-- Bells of the Kingdom
-- Fires of the Desert
-- Fallen City

Gene Wolfe: The Knight
-- Castleview
-- The Book of the New Sun (The Shadow of the Torturer; The Claw of the Conciliator; The Sword of the Lictor; The Citadel of the Autarch; The Urth of the New Sun)

John C. Wright: Fugitives of Chaos
-- Titans of Chaos

Y

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro: States of Grace

Z

Roger Zelazny: The Doors of His Face, The Lamps of His Mouth and Other Stories
-- The Doors of His Face, The Lamps of His Mouth and Other Stories
-- Creatures of Light and Darkness
-- Creatures of Light and Darkness
-- Damnation Alley
-- and Jane Lindskold: Lord Demon
-- Donnerjack



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