It's not too early to pre-order new books by Steven Brust and Jonathan Carroll:
White Apples by Jonathan Carroll comes out in October 2002.
The Paths of the Dead by Steven Brust is due out in November 2002.
Have I mentioned the new Dragaera mailing lists here yet? Discussion lists for fans of Steven Brust's Dragaera books. Run by cool people (and friends of mine) David Dyer-Bennet, Corwin Brust, and Felix Strates. With Steven's authorization and cooperation.