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Heidi Anne Heiner
(8/12/03 8:33 pm)
Upcoming Publications Part 3
Since Upcoming Publications Part 2 was getting bulky, I am opening a new Part 3. To get it off to a running start, I'll announce for all uninformed parties that Robin McKinley and Gregory Maguire have new books coming out this fall. McKinley's is a vampiric beauty and the beast tale to give it a movie-like tagline. Maguire's is his take on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Here's links to the books on Amazon:

Robin McKinley's Sunshine

Gregory Maguire's Mirror Mirror

And please don't miss these new titles either:

Terri Windling and Ellen Datlow's latest anthology:

Shannon Hale's The Goose Girl

Edith Pattou's East

Louise Murphy's The True Story of Hansel and Gretel

And the two bestsellers this past month through SurLaLune have been:

Jim Henson's The Storyteller DVD

The Poets' Grimm

Remember that all books bought through SurLaLune links, such as those above, help generate the funds to keep SurLaLune flourishing.


Here are the links to our previous Upcoming Publications Threads:

Upcoming Publications Part 1


Upcoming Publications Part 2


Edited by: Heidi Anne Heiner at: 11/10/03 12:49 am
Heidi Anne Heiner
(8/12/03 10:39 pm)
Re: Upcoming Publications Part 3
And Jane, our ever prolific mentor, has had many great books released recently, but the one I have kept beside my bed for over a month is Take Joy. It will appeal to many of the readers/writers here. I endorsed it in a previous post, and Terri mentioned it just a few days ago. In case you missed it, here's a link:


Registered User
(8/13/03 3:41 am)
I have two fallo books that may be of interest to Surlaluners:

THE FLYING WITCH picture book, original Baba Yaga story in which a little girl really does fall off a turnip truck. And THE RADIATION SONNETS, which is getting a starred review in Booklist this September.


Charles Vess
Unregistered User
(8/13/03 9:17 am)
CATS and Pan...

        Just a short note to mention that my children's picture book, A CIRCLE OF CATS (which is an original fairy tale, written by Charles de Lint and pub. by Viking) is out in the stores and by all accounts doing very well. They've already asked Charles and I to do another one for them, which makes me VERY happy indeed. If you've already read it and wouldn't mind posting a review on Amazon then all the better.

        This October my illustrations will be appearing in a new, hardcover edition of PETER PAN (Tor). It was a thrill to be asked to work on this book and consequently I produced far more art than was originaly asked for (a painted cover and over 30 b/w illustrations).

        Right now I'm racing to complete work on another de Lint book, MEDICINE ROAD (Sub Press). Set in the desert around Tuscon and Sedona it has a very different landscape than I am used to dealing with and I love it!


Unregistered User
(8/14/03 9:00 pm)
Books To Look Forward To
I am anxiously awaiting Scott Gustafson's new book, "Classic Fairy Tales". It is released in September, and I already ordered it from Amazon. It contains ten of the most famous fairy tales, and this is a collection I was hoping he would eventually take on. As an aspiring illustrator myself, he has given me more inspiration than any art class could ever have given me. He is one of the greatest illustrators of ALL time, and I am especially thankful he used his talents to recreate scenes from fairy tales, as well as illustrating his own version of "Peter Pan" (which is my most favorite edition of J. M. Barrie's classic). Also to look forward to is Christian Birmingham's "Sleeping Beauty". I've researched it, and he will be starting work on it this Fall. Some might know him for his illustrated versions of "The Night Before Christmas", "The Christmas Carol", and the wonderful "The Classic Treasury of Hans Christian Anderson". And I wonder what K. Y. Craft is up to!

Registered User
(8/28/03 2:49 pm)
Legend of the Crown
Check it out at

You can read the first chapter from a link on the home page in pdf. I can't wait to get it because i just love unicorns and have a hard time finding new novels about them.

Heidi Anne Heiner
(8/29/03 12:32 pm)
Sorcerer's Academy
I remember a few discussions we have had about schools of magic; some of you might be interested in this new paperback anthology centered on the theme. Here's a link to more information about it on Amazon:

Socrcerer's Academy
by Denise Little (Editor)


Registered User
(9/4/03 4:02 pm)
The Salt Roads
The baby's almost out of the chute! Warner Books has given me a preliminary tour schedule for my
new novel _The Salt Roads,_ which comes out on Nov. 12. It may change, so
verify it before you act on it:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Monday, November 3
Evening: Frog Hollow Books signing at The Lord Nelson.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Wednesday, November 5
Launch that evening; likely at Bamboo by the Lake with A Different Booklist
in as the bookseller

Miami, Florida, USA

Saturday, November 8, 2003
2:00 PM
Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Inc.
3938 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33137

Sunday, November 9, 2003
Miami International Book Festival

New York, NY, USA

Tuesday, November 11, 2003
7:00 PM
Xukuma (pronounced Zukuma)
183 Lenox Avenue @ 119th Street

Wednesday, November 12, 2003
6:00 PM
Hue Man Bookstore
2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
New York, NY

Thursday, November 13, 2003
7:30 PM
Barnes & Noble
4 Astor Place
New York, NY

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Monday, November 17, 2003
7:00 PM
57th Street Books
1301 East 57th Street
Chicago, IL

Tuesday, November 18, 2003
7:00 PM
Afro Centric Books
4655 South King Drive
Chicago, IL

Washington, DC and Maryland, USA

Wednesday, November 19, 2003
6:30 PM
Karibu Bookstore
Bowie Town Center
15624 Emerald Way
Bowie, MD

Thursday, November 20, 2003
6:30 PM
Howard University Blackburn Center
Howard University

Friday, November 21, 2003
6:30 PM
Sister Space Books
1515 U Street N.W.
Washington, DC

Seattle, WA, and Portland, USA

Monday, December 1, 2003
7:30 PM
Elliot Bay Books

Tuesday, December 2, 2003
7:30 PM

San Francisco, CA, and Corte Madera, USA

Thursday, December 4, 2003
12:30 PM
Alexander Book Company
San Francisco

Friday, December 5, 2003
7:00 PM
Book Passage
Corte Madera

Los Angeles, CA, and San Diego, USA

Monday, December 8, 2003
7:00 PM
Eso Wan
Los Angeles

Tuesday, December 9, 2003
7:00 PM
Mysterious Galaxy
San Diego


Registered User
(9/4/03 11:26 pm)
Re: The Salt Roads
Nalo, would your publicity department being will to send us a copy for review on the Endicott site? If so, it should go to:

Helen Pilinovsky, Endicott Review Editor
Columbia University
Department of English and Comparative Literature
602 Philosophy Hall
Mail Code 4927
New York, NY 10027

And congratulations!

Registered User
(9/5/03 1:55 am)
Book recommendations
There are a bunch of new reviews on the Endicott site, if anyone here is interested. Here's the URL:

Registered User
(9/9/03 9:04 am)
Re: Book recommendations
I've just returned from France to find a mailbox stuffed with goodies, including _The Salt Roads_: I tore through it last night, and dreamed of Jeanne wandering the streets where I had so recently been. Nalo - it's absolutely beautiful. I'm jet-lagged enough that words fail me ... but, thanks for allowing me the opportunity to read it.

Registered User
(9/10/03 9:41 pm)
Re: Book recommendations
Helen, I'm glad that you enjoyed it. Thanks for letting me know. Terri, I thought that Warner would already have sent you a copy. I guess not, though. I'll ask them again.


(9/16/03 10:52 am)
More Word Gems...
Jennifer Parrish has posted four more of my vignettes on her site, Parrish Relics. The stories posted so far include:

Bracelets: Siren, Enchanted, Goddess, Wicked, Surrender, Pacem, Muse, Hope

Choker/circlets: Evil

More to come!

Dandelion wishes and forest frosts,


Richard Parks
Registered User
(10/2/03 11:44 am)
The December Realms of Fantasy should be on sale in a couple of days with my Japanese mountain monk/tengu story, "Yamabushi." Pleased as I am about that, I'm even more pleased by the illustration. The artwork was done by Paul Lee (he does comics as well, and has worked on "Hellblazer" and "Dhampire," among others). The illustration is simply gorgeous.

Registered User
(10/6/03 12:52 am)
re: Salt Roads (Congrats to Nalo)
Congrats to Nalo for winning the Sunburst Award for "Skin Folk". Saw the announcement in Locus Online.
What amazing folk abound here.


Registered User
(10/7/03 10:57 pm)
hugs hugs hugs
I'm afraid I don't want to go and make a fool of myself but what the hey. I have read it and how beautiful. I love your artwork I can't even begin to tell you how it stirs that little ache bone that catches in the throat.

I've been living in Indiana but grew up in WV and your drawings made me miss hills with that deep groaning only trees give in great winds. I'm being I know very silly terrible metaphors..but this is what good art and writing does to me every time. I shall continue looking for your wee bits of beauty until your next works...and I hope you and Mr. De Lint continue such beautiful collaborations.

Its going on my staff recs at B&N.


Registered User
(10/7/03 11:00 pm)
and see how flustered I get I did not even mention that my little moment was completely addressed to Mr. Vess on his Circle of Cats book. Well I shall retreat behind my keyboard again.

Registered User
(10/13/03 10:42 pm)
Re: re: Salt Roads (Congrats to Nalo)
Thank you, Tara. I'm very pleased.


Unregistered User
(11/2/03 6:19 pm)
New Hans Christian Andersen translation...

I ran into a new translation of Hans Christian Andersen at the bookstore today by Jeffrey Frank (Translator) and Diana Crone Frank (Translator).

Does anybody have any thoughts about the need for a new translation or the quality of this one?


Heidi Anne Heiner
(11/2/03 10:31 pm)
Re: New Hans Christian Andersen translation...
If they are fresh, new translations can be helpful. But since I do not read Danish, I will probably never know how accurate one translation is compared to another. I have the same problem with the German tales, but can read Perrault's original French well enough to get a sense of his own language.

I haven't had a chance to look at the new book, but admit to an interest in it. If it matches up to its description, I hope it will at least gather information about Andersen and some of his most popular tales into one accessible volume for popular consumption. Here's a link to the book on Amazon for anyone not familiar with it.

On a personal note, I was hoping it would inspire me to add Little Mermaid and perhaps a few other tales to SurLaLune. I receive frequent requests for Mermaid especially, so I will probably get around to it some time in the next few months, but I am finishing annotations for other tales already on the site first.


Registered User
(11/4/03 4:04 am)
Re: New Hans Christian Andersen translation...
"The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest" has just won the World Fantasy Award. Ellen Datlow and I are thrilled.

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