The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

Illustrator Sidney Paget, Michael Coote (colour)
Author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Year 1993 (first published 1921-1927)
Publisher Wordsworth
ISBN 1-85326-070-3

This volume completes the canon of the illustrated Sherlock Holmes stories reprinted from The Strand Magazine. It contains the short story series Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes, The Valley of Fear, a sinister novella which appeared in 1914-1915, His Last Bow: The War Service of Sherlock Holmes and the last twelve stories The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes.

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Analog Science Fiction and Fact – May 1999

Analog Science Fiction and Fact – May 1999

Illustrator George Krauter (cover)
Editor Stanley Schmidt
Year 1999
Publisher Penny

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Illustrator Sidney Paget, Michael Coote (colour)
Author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Year 1992 (first published 1887-1893)
Publisher Wordsworth
ISBN 1-85326-033-9

This edition of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes contains the earliest cases of the greatest fictional detective of all time. It comprises A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four and the complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, reprinted from The Strand Magazine. It is illustrated by Sidney Paget, the finest of illustrators, from whom our images of Sherlock Holmes and his world derive.

This is the first of three volumes of The Complete Sherlock Holmes reproduced from original copies of The Strand Magazine. The three books will present all the Holmes stories arranged chronologically in order of first publication.

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Serpent Mage

Serpent Mage

Series Death Gate Cycle Volume 4
Illustrator
Keith Parkinson
Author Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
Year 1993 (first published 1992)
Publisher Bantam Spectra
ISBN 0-553-56140-5

SERPENT MAGE

After searching the four worlds Alfred has at last found his people on Chelestra, the realm of sea. But his travels have taught him to be cautious…and Alfred soon realizes his caution is justified, even among his own kind.

The one person Alfred can trust is, strangely, Haplo the Patryn. But Haplo’s lord has decreed all Sartan to be the enemy, and Haplo dares not go against his lord. Now the companions have arrived in a land where humans, elves, and dwarves have learned to live in peace. Unaware of an even greater threat to all the realms, it is Sartan and Patryn who will disrupt this alliance of the lesser races in their struggle to gain control of all four worlds. Only Alfred and Haplo realize that they have a much older–and more powerful–enemy than each other….

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Fire Sea

Fire Sea

Series Death Gate Cycle Volume 3
Illustrator
Keith Parkinson
Author Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
Year 1992 (first published 1991)
Publisher Bantam Spectra
ISBN 0-553-29541-1

FIRE SEA

Abarrach, the Realm of Stone. Here, on a barren world of underground caverns built around a core of molten lava, the lesser races–humans, elves, and dwarves–seem to have all died off. Here, too, what may well be the last remnants of the once powerful Sartan still struggle to survive.

For Haplo and Alfred–enemies by heritage, traveling companions by necessity–Abarrach may reveal more than either dares to discover about the history of Sartan… and the future of all their descendents. Continue reading

Ironhelm

Series Maztica Trilogy
Illustrator
Fred Fields
Author Douglas Niles
Year 1990
Publisher TSR
ISBN 0-88038-903-6

MAZTICA!

In a corner of the world far removed from the known Forgotten Realms stands the exotic continent of Maztica. There Erix the slave girl learns of a great destiny laid upon her by the gods themselves. At the same time, across the sea, a fateful mission of exploration embarks.

The explorers, a legion of seasoned mercenaries, sail westward to discover a land of primitive savagery mixed with high culture, of brutal, bloodthirsty gods and lavish treasures. Under the banner of their vigilant god, Helm, the legion claims these lands for their own.

Only as Erix sees her land invaded by these strangers, when her world itself starts to collapse around her, is her startling destiny revealed…. Continue reading

Mossflower

Series Tales of Redwall
Illustrator
Pete Lyon (cover), Gary Chalk
Author Brian Jacques
Year 1990 (first published 1988)
Publisher Red Fox
ISBN 0-09-955400-3

A young mouse strays into evil wildcat territory in Mossflower wood. And so begins the story of Redwall Abbey’s heroic founder-mouse; a spirited adventurer, a brave warrior and a true champion of the good. The indomitable, the legendary… Martin the Warrior.

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The Tangle Box

Series Magic Kingdom of Landover
Illustrator
Keith Parkinson
Author Terry Brooks
Year 1994
Publisher Random House
ISBN 0-09-931421-5

OH, WHAT A TANGLED WEB…

Everything should have been quiet and pleasant for ex-lawyer-now-sovereign of the Magic Kingdom of Landover, Ben Holiday. But it wasn’t. Horris Kew, conjurer, more recently confidence-man trickster, had returned to the Magic Kingdom from Ben’s own world, where he and his sidekick in crime, the talking bird Biggar, had gotten in just a spot of trouble with the former ‘faithful’ of their scam cult.

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