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Current Issue Number 105 October 2018
Alternative Worlds

ALTERNATE WORLDS: The Illustrated History of Science Fiction by James Gunn. Third edition. McFarland & Co. Inc. (, 2018, 304 pages, $49.95. ISBN 978-1-4766-7353-0.

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The first edition of this wide-spanning and excellent genre biopic, which I purchased at Walden Books as a 14-year-old in 1975, was published by Prentice-Hall. I think it had a Chesley Bonestell cover of a rocket. (I lost my original first edition in the Hershey Flood of 2011.)

The third edition by McFarland retains a lot of the sense of wonder I felt as a teenager, including a wondrous introduction by Isaac Asimov.

Andrew Andrews


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Rabid Heart


RABID HEART by Jeremy Wagner. Riverdale Avenue Books (, 2018, 247 pages, $16.99. ISBN 978-1-626-01464-0. Click here to purchase.

What Doesn't Kill Her


WHAT DOESN’T KILL HER by Christina Dodd. Harlequin Books (, 2019, 390 pages, $19.99. ISBN 978-1-335-50753-2. Click here to purchase.