Drakon

by S. M. Stirling Baen, pb, 399 pages, $5.99 ISBN: 0-671-87711-9 This book has a really cool villain. You know she’s the potential scourge of humanity, planning on ruling the planet and annihilating most of its inhabitants. You know she’s a ruthless killer from another dimension, capable of quickly slicing...

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Fisherman’s Hope

by David Feintuch Aspect, pb, 482 pages, $5.50 ISBN: 0-446-60099-7 Other books in the series: Midshipman’s Hope by David Feintuch Aspect, pb, 391 pages, $5.50 ISBN: 0-446-60096-2 Challenger’s Hope by David Feintuch Aspect, pb, 407 pages, $5.50 ISBN: 0-446-60097-0 Prisoner’s Hope by David Feintuch Aspect, pb, 506 pages, $5.50 ISBN:...

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Lost in Translation

by Margaret Ball Baen, pb, 279 pages, $5.99 ISBN: 0-671-87688-0 Why is it that every SF book with college students as protagonists seems to hurl them into another dimension? This isn’t a complaint about Margaret Ball’s largely pleasant novel, just a feeling that this particular subgenre has been left a...

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The Faery Convention

by Brett Davis Baen, pb, 281 pages, $5.99 ISBN: 0-671-87656-2 The setting is present day Washington DC, the site of the upcoming culmination of years of delicate negotiations. Finally, the treaty which will set aside a reservation in the Southwest for America’s faery creatures is about to be signed. After...

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Doc Sidhe

by Aaron Allston Baen, pb, 337 pages, $5.99 ISBN: 0-671-87662-7 This is a dark, well-deserved tribute to Kenneth Robeson’s Doc Savage. Allston’s novel is the sort of book in which you know that some of the major characters are not going to live to the end of the work–but he’s...

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1945

by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen Baen, hc, 382 pages, $24.00 ISBN: 0-671-87676-7 You have to give a bit of extra credit to an alternate-World War II novel which manages to revive Alvin York as one of its principal heroes. There are a number of other points where this...

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Tomorrow Sucks

by Greg Cox and T. K. F. Weiskopf Bantam, pb, 274 pages, $4.99 ISBN: 0-671-87626-0 What else would you call a collection of future-vampire stories? This is a strong reprint collection, with a few gems. Several of the obvious stories are included, most notably C. L. Moore’s “Shambleau”–still a remarkable...

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Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls

by Jane Lindskold Avon, pb, 220 pages, $4.99 ISBN: 0-380-77527-1 Lindskold’s characters are wonderful. This not-quite-long-enough novel is worth reading for the outsiders it brings to life, from its madwoman protagonist to the wolfpack of orphans and homeless who befriend her. The plot, especially the ending, could use some thickening,...

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Once a Hero

by Michael A. Stackpole Bantam, pb, 513 pages, $5.99 ISBN: 0-553-56112-X I have got to start reading cover blurbs again. I’d started pretty much ignoring them, but if I’d read the back cover more closely, the words of some anonymous publicity department copywriter would have warned me that this novel...

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