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White Wolf Publishing (Page 15)
Harlan Ellison, Neil Gaiman and Fritz Leiber are among those on White Wolf’s 1997 publishing plate.
The Georgia-based company once focused only on games and game-based fiction, said White Wolf Director of Marketing Greg Fountain. But since June 1994, the company’s “World of Darkness” gaming line has been complemented by a fiction line called Borealis.
“We were a young, eager [game] company when co-owner Stuart Wieck decided book publishing was the direction he wanted to go into,” Fountain said.
Wieck’s ambition was to publish out-of-print great works that were in danger of being forgotten. He also wanted to release newer works that by noted authors like Nancy Collins and Neil Gaiman. All White Wolf books feature new covers and inside art by respected artists like Mike Mignola.
The reissued books include “Edgeworks,” the complete lifetime works of Harlan Ellison, including updated stories and essays. “Harlan wanted to make sure that his books would never die,” Fountain said, describing sales so far as “good.”
Fountain said he was particularly excited about a new fantasy project due in May, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, which features a script by Neil Gaiman and more than 20 color illustrations by Dave McKean. “It’s designed as a children’s tale, but it works on an adult level,” he said.
In January, White Wolf will release the fourth volume of “The Road to Science Fiction,” a series of trade paperback anthologies that spans the early days of science fiction to today. The January publication include tales by Richard Matheson, George Alec Effinger, Daniel Keyes, Frank Herbert and others.
White Wolf’s four-volume reprint of Fritz Leiber’s legendary fantasy series “Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser” will be completed next year. The series includes new introductions by Neil Gaiman and Raymond E. Feist. -Ethan Rasiel
1997 White Wolf Books
Selected 1997 White Wolf books:
January: The Road to Science Fiction Vol, 4, edited by James Gunn, $14.99
February: Corum: The Coming of Chaos, by Michael Moorcock, $21.99
April: Nomad of the Time Streams, by Moorcock, $14.99; Return to Lankhmar, by Fritz Leiber, $21.99
May: The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, by Neil Gaimen and Dave MeKean, $21.99; Edgeworks Vol. 3, by Harlan Ellison, $21.99
June: Lean Times in Lankhmar, by Leiber, $5.99
July: New Worlds 1997, edited by Moorcock and David Garnett, $12.99
August: The Road to Science Fiction Vol. 5, edited by Gunn, $14.99
September: Lankhmar Vol. 4, by Leiber, $21.99
October: Elric: Song of the Black Sword, by Moorcock, $14.99
November: Edgeworks Vol. 4, by Ellison, $21.99; Angels on Fire, by Nancy Collins, $21.99
December: Catastrophe!, by Gunn, $19.99
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