June 01, 2006

May Bestsellers

1) PLUCKER by Brom
2) COVER STORY: THE ART OF JOHN PICACIO by John Picacio (MonkeyBrain Books)
3) THE RING by Koji Suzuki
4) RAINBOW'S END by Vernor Vinge
5) THE CLAN CORPORATE by Charles Stross
6) FIREBIRDS RISING edited by Sharyn November
7) THE VOYAGE OF THE SABLE KEECH by Neal Asher (UK Import)
8) THE BONEHUNTERS by Steven Erikson
9) BLOODSTAINED OZ by Christopher Golden and James A. Moore
10) SNAKE MOON by Ray Manzerek (NightShade Books)

1) CONQUEROR WORMS by Brian Keene
3) BRASS MAN by Neal Asher (UK Import)
4) GARDENS OF THE MOON by Steven Erikson
5) ALTERED CARBON by Richard Morgan
6) THE FAMILY TRADE by Charles Stross
7) THRONE OF JADE by Naomi Novik
8) DEAD BEAT by Jim Butcher
9) GRIDLINKED by Neal Asher
10) LOST AND FOUND by Alan Dean Foster

Trade Paperbacks
1) THE RING by Koji Suzuki
2) THE MAN FROM THE DIOGENES CLUB by Kim Newman (MonkeyBrain Books)
3) THE JAMES TIPTREE AWARD ANTHOLOGY VOLUME 2, edited by Karen Joy Fowler, Pat Murphy, Debbie Notkin and Jeffrey D. Smith (Tachyon Publications)
4) MAUL by Tricia Sullivan (Nightshade Books) tied with ON STRANGER TIDES by Tim Powers
5) THE BONEHUNTERS by Steven Erikson

Overheard at The World Horror Convention

This is a feature that appears periodically, as we attend conventions and overhear things.  The tradition of keeping track of anonymous overheard bits and bobs started for us at the 2002 ConJose in San Jose, where trying (or trying not to) fill in the blanks on overheard conversations made us laugh so much that we made it a tradition.  This issue we thought we'd share some highlights from this year's World Horror Convention and Baycon.  Thanks to Rina Elson for her sharp ears:

"They changed my dosage, so I can't do that anymore."

"I don't think the alcohol is really affecting me, although I AM pretty talkative!"

"Who the hell are you people, and how do you know me?"

"You know you're at a Horror Convention when you ask the bartender for a knife and he says 'Who you gonna kill?'"

"The Art Show was. . .cat-heavy."

"You have them in your brain, you have them in your ears, and you have them on Old-Fashioned donuts."

"Sweetheart, at some point it ceases to be a dress and becomes a shirt."

The best t-shirt was:
"Morale will decline until the floggings improve." (in response to the Uber-common "The floggings will continue until morale improves.")

And the worst t-shirt was:
"I [Heart] Hot Moms"