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                                             Anon (in the gutter)


                            BOOK NEWS
                      by Richard Karsmakers

 Although this is still a fairly small column, I hope it will one
day extend itself beyond its current boundaries (which are, let's
face  it,  quite pathetic).  Most of the news contained  in  this
column is quite limited to a few publishers.  We hope in time  to
receive  more information from other publishers - or  to  receive
up-to-date information from you, our readers!
 Most of the information contained here is based on some research
done by T.J.  Goldstein,  and it is slightly slanted towards  the
U.S. (which seems to be a rule in most of these cases).
 Basically  this  article  is  a  summary  of  months  with   the
publications one may expect in them.  In the end I have  included
some  further news items that have no definite date  attached  to
them.

March 1994

o    "Diamond  Mask"  by  Julian May (second  book  in  the  "The
     Galactic Milieu" trilogy), published by Knopf.
o    "Out  of this World" by Lawrence Watt-Evans (first  book  in
     the "Three Worlds" trilogy), published by Del Rey.
o    "A Guide to the Star Wars Universe,  Second Edition, Revised
     & Expanded", by Bill Slavicsek, published by Del Rey.
o    "The Talismans of Shannara" by Terry Brooks (fourth book  of
     "The Heritage of Shannara"), published by Del Rey.
o    "The Prince of Ill-Luck" by Susan Dexter,  published by  Del
     Rey.
o    "Fire  in  a Faraway Place" by Robert Frezza (sequel  to  "A
     Small Colonial War"), published by Del Rey.

Miscellaneous

 Doug  Grant  and Rob Naylor,  team behind the  illusterous  "Red
Dwarf" TV series and the two books published so far,  are due  to
release a third book.

Wired Magazine (by Stefan Posthuma)

 If you're a netsurfer,  a cyberspace nomad, an digital junkie or
simply  somebody who sees information technology as part  of  his
lifestyle,  you  should read "Wired" magazine.  It's a  very  hip
publishing  from  San Francisco that deals with  all  aspects  of
modern  computing,  from purely technical issues to esoteric  and
philosophical  subjects.  Every month I receive one and sit  down
eagerly to read it. The magazine is aimed at twentysomethings who
have  computers integrated in their lives somewhere and  like  to
know what's going on. "Wired" surely keeps you informed, there is
lots  of  information spread all over the mag,  and some  of  the
stories  by  writers such as William  Gibson,  Michael  Crichton,
Burce  Sterling  and  Douglas Coupland  are  totally  interesting
reads.  What makes "Wired" most interesting though, is it's laid-
back style and the street-tech approach. Of the dozens and dozens
of computer magazines around,  this surely is one of the  better.
Check out your newsagent or contact "Wired" on the net: alt.wired
or  subscriptions@wired.com.  My 12 issue  overseas  subscription
costs me $79 and I think it's well worth it. 

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