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ART BOOKS
THE ART OF FAERY HC

by David Riche, with a foreword by Brian Froud

From the gothic fantasies of Amy Brown to Myrea Pettit's gentle, playful creatures, this breathtaking collection of superbly reproduced paintings celebrates the finest in fairy art. Pen-and-ink, watercolor, oil, pastel; every medium is presented in gorgeous images by Jasmine Becket, Linda Biggs, James Browne, Ryu Takeuchi, Paulina Stuckey, Linda Ravenscroft, and many others. (567/1-84340-095-2)

HC, 8x11, 112pg, FC $29.95
BRIAN FROUD: THE RUNES OF ELFLAND TP

by Brian Froud & Ari Berk

In a series of never-before-seen paintings, best-selling fantasy artist Brian Froud interprets the ancient and mystical runes of Celtic and European origin through Elfland, a world of fairies and myth. Each painting is inspired by a specific rune, and in the hands of exceptional folklorist and poet Ari Berk, the secret meanings of these runes are revealed and their power is made manifest. (7/0-8109-4612-2)

SC, 8x11, 112pg, FC $25.00
THE CHESLEY AWARDS FOR SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY ART HC

by John Grant & Elizabeth Humphrey, with Pamela D. Scoville

Showcasing over 300 illustrations and full documentation of winners and nominees, this retrospective review of the annual Chesley Awards, voted on by the ASFA (the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists), recognizes the very finest work in the Art of the Fantastic. (567/1-904332-10-2)

HC, 9x11, 192pg, FC $45.00
DAVE MCKEAN: NARCOLEPSY TP

by Dave McKean

Narcolepsy offers an overwhelming, retrospective gaze at one of the current, most gifted multimedia artists-Dave McKean. This 1st exhibition of McKean on the European continent showcases an extended selection of his paintings, digitally blended photographs, and selected comic works-including The Sandman covers, Coraline, Mr. Punch, Signal to Noise, and Cages-in addition to CD-covers, design, movies, and advertising work. (111/0-9642069-6-X)

SC, 8x11, 96 pages, FC $30.00
FASTNER & LARSON'S LITTLE BLACK BOOK VOLUME 1 TP

by Steve Fastner & Rich Larson

This all-new full-color tour through artists Steve Fastner and Rich Larson's tortured imaginations showcases the weird and the bizarre talents that have made Fastner & Larson such fan favorites for so many years. Girls in danger, girls in peril, girls on the edge of disaster, and yes, girls fighting back and winning over aliens, zombies, monsters, and other creatures that go "hump-in-the-night"! (232/0-86562-075-X)

MATURE READERS

SC, 8x11, 48pg, FC $9.95
FRANK FRAZETTA: ICON TP

edited by Cathy & Arnie Fenner

The definitive book on Frank Frazetta just got better! Completely revised, updated, and expanded by 32 pages with nearly 80 additional works of art, Icon offers a comprehensive look at the work of one of the world's most influential fantasy artists. (8310/1-887424-71-7)

SC, 208pg, FC $29.95
MASTER STORYTELLER HC

The Illustrated Fiction of L. Ron Hubbard

Boasting stunning full-color art from such masters of fantasy as Bob Eggleton, Frank Frazetta, Frank Kelly Freas, Edd Cartier, and Gary Meyer, Master Storyteller is a striking portrait of the controversial writer's career, offering a chronological history detailing his works and corresponding art, ranging from the classic style of the pulps of the '30s and '40s, to the contemporary futurist art in the '80s. (5599/1-59212-054-7)

RES. from Previews V13, #1 (JAN032604)

HC, 200pg, PC $49.95
NAKED JUSTICE VOLUME 1 TP

SEE PREVIEWS ADULT FOR MORE INFORMATION.

ADULT MATERIAL

SC, 8x11, 64pg, b&w $9.95
SORAYAMA COMPLETE WORKS TP

SEE PREVIEWS ADULT FOR MORE INFORMATION.

ADULT MATERIAL

SC, 6x8, 480pg, FC $39.95
COMIC THEMES
500 GREAT COMIC BOOK ACTION HEROES TP

by Mike Conroy, with a foreword by Will Eisner

Featuring hundreds of full-color cover and page reproductions presented with succinct written histories of virtually every comic book hero ever created in America and Britain, 500 Great Comic Book Heroes celebrates the great caped crusaders and fabulous females from the fascinating world of comics. (491/0-7641-2581-8)

SC, 7x7, 376pg, FC $18.95
AKIKO AND THE JOURNEY TO TOOG HC

by Mark Crilley

"Poog's in trouble." Just three simple words, but they're enough to launch fifth-grader Akiko and the rest of the crew-Spuckler Boach, Mr. Beeba, and Gax-on possibly their most important mission yet: To save the planet Toog, home of their good friend Poog! (235/0-385-73042-X)

HC, 6x8, 160pg, b&w $9.95
STAN LEE AND THE RISE AND FALL OF THE AMERICAN COMIC BOOK HC

by Jordan Raphael & Tom Spurgeon

This book, based on interviews with Stan lee and dozens of his colleagues and contemporaries, as well as extensive archival research, is at once a professional history, an appreciation, and a critical exploration of Stan Lee and his many accomplishments. (4542/1-5565-2506-0)

HC, 6x9, 304pg, b&w $24.95
VERTIGO VISIONS: TEN YEARS ON THE EDGE TP

by Alisa Kwitney

Since its inception a decade ago, DC Comics' Vertigo imprint quickly became a revolutionary pop culture force, featuring stories and artwork too fresh, too original, and too beautiful to be ignored. Featuring the works of such acclaimed artists as Dave McKean, Marshall Arisman, and Sue Coe, as well as images from Vertigo's most revered titles including The Sandman, Fables, 100 Bullets, Lucifer, and Y: The Last Man, the best examples of artwork from this groundbreaking imprint are collected in one magnificent volume. (356/0-8230-5604-X)

SC, 7x10, 208pg, FC $24.95
DOCTOR WHO
DOCTOR WHO: THE AUDIO SCRIPTS HC

Presented here are four complete scripts from the Big Finish archives of Doctor Who audio adventures: "Loup Garou," starring Peter Davidson as the fifth Doctor; Colin Baker is the sixth Doctor in "The Holy Terror;" Sylvester McCoy in "The Fires Of Vulcan;" and "Neverland," starring Paul McCann, the most recent incarnation of Doctor Who. This is a hardcover edition features introductions to the authors, full rehearsal scripts, and directors' notes, plus an uncut version of "Neverland" and an early version of "The Fires Of Vulcan, Part 1." (6337/1-84435-005-3)

HC, 6x9, 192pg $22.95
DOCTOR WHO: HISTORY 101 MMPB

by Mags L. Halliday

An Eighth Doctor novel with Fitz and Anji. Barcelona, 1937. The Doctor has been trying to introduce Fitz and Anji to the vibrancy of pre-war culture, but anomalies in that culture are puzzling them all. How can Picasso's 'Guernica' emanate both impassioned protest and clinical detachment at once? What really happened when the city was bombed? There is a strange presence in 1930s Barcelona, determinedly twisting reality to a set pattern, desperately trying to make events make sense. The Doctor has to find it, and understand its deranged meddling, before it drags the whole of history into its madness. (5739/0-563-53854-6)

MMPB, 273pg $6.95
DOCTOR WHO: THE CROOKED WORLD MMPB

by Steve Lyons

An Eighth Doctor novel with Fitz and Anji. The TARDIS has landed on a bizarre world, upon which everything conforms to cartoon logic. But its arrival brings change to the crooked world. New concepts are introduced, people start to question why they have always acted the way they do, and the cartoon logic starts to crumble under scrutiny. People now can be injured and die, and no one knows how to deal with this. (5739/0-563-53856-2)

MMPB, 251pg $6.95
DOCTOR WHO: THE DOMINO EFFECT MMPB

by David Bishop

An Eighth Doctor novel with Fitz and Anji. The Doctor, Fitz, and Anji arrive in a 2003 unlike any they expected. The British Empire is flourishing, terrorism is rife, and, strangest of all, the computer hasn't been invented. This is no accident of time-but what has happened to Earth's history? (5739/0-563-53869-4)

MMPB, 288pg $6.95
DOCTOR WHO: WOLFSBANE MMPB

by Jacqueline Rayner

Harry is dead. Having left him abandoned and alone in pre-war Britain, the Doctor and Sarah try to solve the mystery of his death. But the only witness is in a lunatic asylum, driven mad by what he has seen. He speaks of murder and mutilation, of living trees and long-dead legends, of wolfmen and war...and of a mysterious stranger known only as the Doctor! This adventure features the Fourth and Eighth Doctors, Sarah Jane, and Harry. (5739/0-563-48609-0)

MMPB, 288pg $6.95
FANTASY / SCI-FI
THE BAD BEGINNING: A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS BOOK 1 RARE SLIP-CASED EDITION

by Lemony Snicket

"If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other book." So cautions Snicket, the exceedingly well-mannered narrator of these two witty mock-gothic novels featuring the misadventures of 14-year-old Violet, 12-year-old Klaus, and infant Sunny Baudelaire. Having lost their parents and possessions to a fire, and surrounded by dim-witted though well-meaning adults, the orphan Baudelaires find themselves in the care of their evil relative, Count Olaf, a disreputable actor whose main concern is getting his hands on the children's fortune. When Olaf holds Sunny hostage to force Violet to marry him, it takes all of the siblings' resourcefulness to outwit him. (248/0-7434-7532-1)

HC, 5x7, 176pg $14.99
FAFHRD AND THE GRAY MOUSER BOOK 4: SWORDS AGAINST WIZARDRY MMPB

by Fritz Leiber

In this fourth installment in the Lankhmar series, the story unveils behind the curtain in the Witch's Tent, as Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser are there to consult a sorceress who holds the secret to their escape, but when would they ever need to escape? Would they need this knowledge when they journey to Stardock? No doubt the icy seduction of "the cruel one", with her greed for both gore and graciousness, could offer them several ways out. (248/0-7434-7537-2)

MMPB, 240pg $6.99
THE PRINCESS BRIDE TP

by William Goldman

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, S. Morgenstern's The Princess Bride is timeless tale of true love and high adventure. Relive the classic fairy tale romance retelling the tale of a drunken swordsman, a gentle giant, a man seeking revenge, and a princess in dire need of rescue. (235/0-345-41826-3)

SC, 5x8, 432pg $14.95
THE RED STAR TP

by Arthur Byron Cover

Over the course of generations, the once mighty empire known as The United Republics of The Red Star (U.R.R.S.) slaughtered millions of its own people by the order of their leader, Imbohl: a mighty sorcerer whose insanity turned his people's Utopian dreams into a nightmarish scheme driven by the desire to forge his own immortality. Haunted by the ghosts of their nation's tragic past, the Heroes of the Red Star discover the true nature of their people's struggle, abandon their duties as soldiers, and embark upon a quest to liberate their people from Imbohl's dark legacy. Includes a 16-page comics section! (248/0-7434-7532-1)

SC, 5x8, 320pg $14.95
TOMB RAIDER: THE AMULET OF POWER MMPB

by Mike Resnick

Introducing the first in a bold new series of Tomb Raider novels tying directly into the popular video games. Despite the rumors of her death, archaeologist and explorer Lara Croft turns up in the Middle East where religious fanatics believe she has located the coveted Amulet of Mareish, said to grant the wearer untold power. Some long to possess it, others want to see it destroyed, and both sides pursue Lara relentlessly, even as she desperately searches for the jewel they all covet! (235/0-345-46171-1)

MMPB, 288pg $6.99
HORROR
THE DARK TOWER BOOKS 1-4 TP BOX SET

by Stephen King

This boxed set contains the trade paperback editions of Stephen King's first four volumes of the acclaimed The Dark Towers series: The Gunslinger (revised and expanded), The Drawing of the Three, The Waste Lands, and Wizards and Glass. (230/0-452-28495-3)

Box Set $70.80
THE DARK TOWER V: WOLVES OF THE CALLA HC

by Stephen King, featuring 12 full-color illustrations by Bernie Wrightson

Roland of Gilead has finally saddled up again as his quest for The Dark Tower draws closer to its soul-shattering conclusion. Wolves of the Calla continues the adventures of Roland, the Last Gunslinger and survivor of a civilized world that has "moved on." Roland's quest is ka, an inevitable destiny-to reach and perhaps save the Dark Tower, which stands at the center of everywhere and everywhen. This pursuit brings Roland to Calla Bryn Sturgis, a town in the shadow of Thunderclap, beyond which lies the Dark Tower. Before advancing, however, he must face the evil wolves of Thunderclap, who threaten to destroy the Calla by abducting its young. (248/0-880418-56-8)

HC, 6x9, 736pg $35.00
THE LURKER AT THE THRESHOLD TP

by H.P. Lovecraft

"Do not open the door which leads to the strange time and place, nor to invite Him Who lurks at the threshold ..." went the warning in the old family manuscript that Ambrose Dewart discovered when he returned to his ancestral home in the deep woods of rural Massachusetts. Dewart's investigations into his family's sinister past eventually lead to the unspeakable revelations of The Great Old Ones who wait on the boundaries of space and time for someone to summon them to earth. (570/0-7867-1188-4)

SC, 5x9, 192pg $10.00
PSYCHO HOUSE MMPB

by Robert Bloch

Norman Bates may be gone, but the horror he spawned lives on! The new Bates Motel is a tourist attraction, complete with robotic knife-wielding figures of Norman Bates and his infamous mother. But someone adds a new exhibit a few days before the official opening: a teenage girl is stabbed to death in the front hall! The slaying triggers an avalanche of press and publicity, and leads investigative reporter Amelia Haines on a harrowing quest to track down the killer for fame and fortune. But catching the madman won't be easy, and if she isn't careful, Amelia may be the next permanent guest at the Bates Motel! (248/0-7434-7530-5)

MMPB, 224pg $6.99
HOW-TO
THE ART OF DRAWING MANGA TP

by Ben Krefta

From a basic introduction to the history and elements of manga, to instructions on drawing each detail and tools of the trade, this comprehensive manual guides you in mastering this immensely popular artform. (567/0-7607-4848-9)

SC, 8x11, 144pg, FC $14.95
DRAWING & PAINTING FANTASY FIGURES TP

by Finlay Cowan

Featuring over 250 instructive, vividly colored illustrations, this manual coaches aspiring artisans in methods of portraying convincing fantasy figures in all media-pencil, watercolor, acrylics, oils, and computer-generated pixel points. (491/0-7641-2628-8)

SC, 8x11, 128pg, FC $21.95
DRAWING FOR THE ABSOLUTE AND UTTER BEGINNER TP

by Claire Watson Garcia

Based upon the author's own successful workshops, Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner helps new artists create competent, often eloquent drawings. A series of progressive, step-by-step lessons demonstrates such essential skills as recording edges, creating dimension, adding accuracy, developing value, balancing compositional elements, and drawing the human face, both frontal and profile views. (356/0-8230-1395-2)

SC, 8x11, 160pg, b&w $19.95
FEMME DIGITALE TP

SEE PREVIEWS ADULT FOR MORE INFORMATION.

ADULT MATERIAL

SC, 7x11, 224pg, FC $29.95
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