"Thank God this isn't a theology course."
Anon (in the gutter)
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
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
o "Fire in a Faraway Place" by Robert Frezza (sequel to "A
Small Colonial War"), published by Del Rey.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. My 12 issue overseas subscription
costs me $79 and I think it's well worth it.
The text of the articles is identical to the originals like they appeared in old ST NEWS issues. Please take into consideration that the author(s) was (were) a lot younger and less responsible back then. So bad jokes, bad English, youthful arrogance, insults, bravura, over-crediting and tastelessness should be taken with at least a grain of salt. Any contact and/or payment information, as well as deadlines/release dates of any kind should be regarded as outdated. Due to the fact that these pages are not actually contained in an Atari executable here, references to scroll texts, featured demo screens and hidden articles may also be irrelevant.