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Reviews for The Year 1994

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1994 Titles Well Worth Re-Reading
Use the links below to read these columns here or read in Monthly Aspectarian Title of the Review Column Books Reviewed

January of '94

Vampires, Aliens and Hunks

Kris Jensen, Healer from DAW Books, October '93

P. N. Elrod, Red Death from Ace Fantasy, November '93

Anita Blake, Guilty Pleasures, from Ace Fantasy.

Sharon Green, Silver Princess, Golden Knight and The Hidden Realms, both from AvoNova Fantasy, March '93 and September '93 respectively. Forthcoming: Dark Moon/Dark Dreams, 1994.

Jane Toombs, What Waits Below Silhouette Shadows, September '93.

February of '94

Benchmark of Excellence

"When you spend money on the recommendation of a reviewer, you should know at least as much about that reviewer's benchmark of excellence as you do about the political editorial slant of the newspaper or tv newsmagazine from which you get your "information."

Over the last year, I have mentioned in passing that my personal benchmark of excellence is derived from the books of Marion Zimmer Bradley, personal friend, mentor, writing instructor, and initiator. "

(The rest of this article discusses the benchmarks of excellence used to judge the novels mentioned in this column.)  

"The avalanche of ST novels continues apace. And most of them are on the best seller lists. Diane Duane has a new ST:TNG novel in hardcover from Pocket Books called Dark Mirror, which is also out on audio tape. Diane Duane and Peter David are among the top authors currently publishing in the professional ST field."

March of '94

Intimate Action

Turning Point, by Lisanne Norman, DAW pb, Dec. 1993

The Legend of Nightfall, by Mickey Zucker Reichert, DAW Fantasy pb. Dec. 1993.

Emperors of the Twilight, by S. Andrew Swann, DAW pb. Jan. 1994.

Flame of Fury, by Sharon Green, Avon Historical Romance pb., Nov. 1993.

April of '94

In the Footsteps of The Master

When True Night Falls, by C. S. Friedman, DAW hc Oct. '93, a sequel to Black Sun Rising.

Blood Pact, by Tanya Huff, DAW pb Nov. '93, the fourth in the series, Blood Price, Blood Trail, Blood Lines.

Better in the Dark, by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, a novel of Saint-Germain, Tor hc. Dec. '93.

I, Vampire, by Michael Romkey, Fawcett Horror, Aug. 1990.

May of '94

You Just Can't Understand!


Native Tongue by Suzette Haden Elgin, DAW Books, 1984 (reissued '94)

Native Tongue II, The Judas Rose by Suzette Haden Elgin, DAW Books, 1987 (reissued '94)

Native Tongue III, Earthsong by Suzette Haden Elgin, DAW Books, 1994.

Foreigner by C. J. Cherryh, DAW hc, Feb '94.

Damia's Children by Anne McCaffrey, Ace Science Fiction, pb. Feb. 1994.

Border Dispute by Daniel R. Kerns, Ace Science Fiction, April '94.

June of '94

Gaining Control


Speak Daggers To Her by Rosemary Edghill (Forge/Tor Books, 1994).

Sotah by Naomi Ragen (Harper Paperbacks, 1993).

This Dark Paradise by Wendy Haley ( Diamond Pb (Berkley Publishing Group), 1994).

The Patterns of Chaos #1, Radius of Doubt; #2 Path of Fire both by Charles Ingrid (#1 from DAW 1991; #2 DAW 1992).

July of '94

The Stranger Among Us


Once A Hero by Michael A. Stackpole (Bantam Spectra, 1994).

The Unknown Soldier by Mickey Zucker Reichert (DAW, 1994).

A Whisper of Time by Paula E. Downing (Del Rey SF, 1994).

Changing Fate by Elisabeth Waters (DAW, 1994).

August of '94

Art and Government


Caledon of the Mists by Deborah Turner Harris (paperback, Ace Fantasy, 1994).

The Bastard Prince by Katherine Kurtz (hardcover, Del Rey, 1994).

Rediscovery by Marion Zimmer Bradley and Mercedes Lackey (paperback, DAW Science Fantasy, 1994).

Changing Fate by Elisabeth Waters (paperback, DAW, 1994) (check out last month's column for this review).

September of '94

Television, Power and Government


The Star Trek Encyclopedia by Michael Okuda, Denise Okuda and Debbie Mirek (Pocket Books, April 1994).

Star Wars, The Truce at Bakura by Kathy Tyers (Bantam Spectra, Jan. 1994 hardcover. Look for the paperback.).

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Dark Mirror by Diane Duane, Pocket Books hc, Dec. 1993; also on Simon and Schuster audio cassette).

Star Trek - Transformations by Dave Stern. (Original audio program on CD — this was never a book, just a recording — starring George Takei with Dana Ivey and Daniel Gerroll).

Star Trek - Sarek by A. C. Crispin (Pocket Books hc, March 1994).

Quantum Leap - The Wall by Ashley McConnell (Ace, Jan 1994).

Alien Nation - Body and Soul by Peter David (Pocket Books, Dec. 1993).

Alien Nation - The Change by Barry B. Longyear (Pocket Books, March 1994).

The Shadow by James Luceno, based on screenplay by David Koepp (Ivy Books, July 1994). This is also a major motion picture.

October of '94

Might, Right, Art And Government


Stranger at the Wedding by Barbara Hambly (Del Rey Fantasy, 1994).

The Volan Curse by Jane Toombs (Silhouette Shadows #35, 1994).

Death and the Maiden by P. N. Elrod (Ace Fantasy, 1994).

The Vampire Legacy; Blood Secrets by Karen E. Taylor (Zebra Horror, 1994).

Forever and the Night by Linda Lael Miller (Berkley Romance, 1993).

An October '94 release,

Covenant With the Vampire, #1 in The Diaries of the Family Dracul by Jeanne Kalogridis (Delacort, 1994).

Houses of Stone by Barbara Michaels (Berkley, 1994).

November of '94

Secret Masters of the Universe


Alien Heat by Lynn S. Hightower (Ace sf, 1994).

Sundowner by Chris Claremont (Ace sf, 1994).

Specters of the Dawn by S. Andrew Swann (DAW Books, 1994).

Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen hc, 1994).

Dark Mirror, Dark Dreams by Sharon Green (Avonova, 1994).

Star Trek: Cacophony, J. J. Molloy, Simon & Schuster Audio Original tape. (No author's name on front of box!).

Eternity by Lori Herter (Berkley Romance, 1993).

The Laughing Corpse by Laurell K. Hamilton (Ace Fantasy, 1994).

Knights of the Blood: At Sword's Point, by Scott MacMillan (ROC Fantasy, 1994).

Mina by Marie Kiraly (Berkley, 1994).

December of '94

The Pen is Mightier Than The Sword


Once again we come to December and my annual rampage against The System. I refuse to review any books this month because I do not want to contribute to the Christmas Selling Season statistics.

So, this gives me the space to finish up some of the points I've touched on since the August column where I began the exploration of Art and Government. It also gives you a chance to read some of the books I've sent you out to buy. They must be piling up by now!



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