Picks and Pans Review: New in Paperback

updated 10/31/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 10/31/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

>•WEAVEWORLD Clive Barker's supernatural tale of humanoids woven into an antique carpet covers everything sci-fi fans yarn for—history, romance, gore and notions of Utopia. (Pocket)

•AND THE BAND PLAYED ON The continuing rampage of AIDS and the efforts to combat its spread come under fire in San Francisco Chronicle reporter Randy Shilts's controversial opus. (Penguin)

•THE OBJECT OF MY AFFECTION Stephen McCauley's up-tempo first novel encompasses love, lust and three offbeat but unforgettable characters in Brooklyn. (Washington Square Press)

•GROWN-UPS In this memoir Cheryl Merser draws a bead on the baby-boom generation, questioning its values and its life-styles. (Plume)

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