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LookBack 2014: Sci-fi and fantasy in paperback

Eleven editions worth your reading time

Tor and Forge publishers reprinted some of their best titles by some of science fiction’s and fantasy’s best authors in trade paperback editions — and a graphic novel — that covered hardback releases from 1997 to 2013. We all have our favorites; I certainly have mine. Let these books refresh your memory or make their first impressions on you.

Transcendental by James Gunn

Knife of Dreams: Book Eleven of The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan

The Eye of the World: The Wheel of Time, the Graphic Novel Volume Three, written by Robert Jordan, adapted by Chuck Dixon, artwork by Marcio Fiorito and Francis Nuguit

The Soprano Sorceress: The First Book of the Spellsong Cycle by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

The Spook Lights Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini

DemonWars: The First King — Saga of the First King: The Dame and The Bear by R.A. Salvatore

The Traders’ War, originally published separately as The Clan Corporate and The Merchants’ War, by Charles Stross

Fingal O’Reilly, Irish Doctor: An Irish Country Novel by Patrick Taylor

The Ninth Talisman: Volume Two of the Annals of the Chosen by Lawrence Watt-Evans

Star Bridge by Jack Williamson and James Gunn (“One of the most vital images in science fiction.” –Samuel R. Delany)

The Land Across by Gene Wolfe



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