- "L. A. Banks" (Leslie Esdaile Banks), The Wicked. Fantasy novel in the Vampire Huntress Legend series.
- J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan and Other Plays. Collection of five plays: The Admirable Crichton, Peter Pan, When Wendy Grew Up (actually a seven page afterthought), What Every Woman Knows, and Mary Rose.
- Alice Borchardt, The Raven Warrior. Fantasy novel in the Tales of Guinevere series. The back cover has a complementary quote from Anne Rice. Would Rice have enthused so much if the author hadn't been her sister?
- Tom Brown, Jr., as told to William Jon Watkins, The Tracker. Brown's story as a tracker in New Jersey's Pine Barrens.
- Loren L. Coleman, Rogue Flyer. Gaming (Crimson Skies) tie-in novel, Book 1 of the Wings of Justice series. Air pulp meets 1937 apocalyptic United States.
- [Diane Duane], Tom Clancy's Net Force: One Is the Loneliest Number. The third in the YA series based on the adult series created by Clancy and Steve Pieczenik.
- Dave Duncan, The Relunctant Swordsman. Fantasy, Book One in the Seventh Sword series. Also, Perilous Seas and Emperor and Clown, Parts Three and Four in the fantasy series A Man of His Word.
- Joe Hart, The River Is Dark. Self-published mystery.
- Carla Jablonski, The Books of Magic: The Invitation. YA fantasy novel based on the graphic novel created by Neil Gaiman and John Bolton.
- Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl, Murder Leaves Its Mark. "A Hawai'i Mystery" featuring Mina Beckwith and Ned Manusia
- [Bill McCay], Tom Clancy's Net Force: Virtual Vandals. The first in the YA series.
- Lisa Miscione (better known as Lisa Unger), Angel Fire, The Darkness Gathers, and Twice. Mysteries, the first three books in the Lydia Strong series.
- Warren Norwood, Flexing the Warp, Fize of the Gabriel Ratchets, and Planet of Flowers. SF, books 2 through 4 in the Windover Tapes series featuring diplomat Gerard Manley and his sentient starship.
- "Christopher Pike" (Kevin McFadden), Christopher Pike's Tales of Terror. YA horror collection with six stories.
- James Reasoner, Antietam, Chancellorsville, and Vicksburg. Volumes 3,4,and 5 in his Civil War Battle series.
- Laura Joh Rowland, The Concubine's Tattoo and The Fire Kimono. Two Sano Ichiro mysteries set in late 17th century Japan. I read the first three books in the series when they came out and I was very impressed.
- Laurence Shames, The Naked Detective. An off-kilter Florida mystery.
- Akimitsu Takagi, The Tattoo Murder Case. The author's first of many well-regarded mysteries. this one, first published in 1948 under the title Shisei Satujin Jikene, won the Mystery Writers Club Award of Japan in 1949. Translated and adapted by Deborah Boliver.
- Vivian Vande Velde, Never Trust a Dead Man. Edgar-winning YA mystery.
- Robert Weinberg, Stefan Dziemianowicz, & Martin H. Greenberg, editors, 100 Creepy Little Creature Stories. Instant remainder horror anthology. As usual, a nice mix of good and not-as-good stories, with a large proportion being lesser stories from the pulps.N
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