The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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At the Sign of the Naked Waiter Amy Herrick (HarperCollins 0-06-016534-0, Feb ’92, $20.00, 296pp, hc, cover by Vivienne Flesher) Literary fantasy novel of a young woman’s search for love in our society, being helped or hindered by ghosts, winged boys, flying sponges, gods, and an enchanted frog. A first novel.

Confession Lori Herter (Berkley 0-425-13358-3, Sep ’92 [Aug ’92], $4.99, 280pp, pb) Romance/horror novel, third book in a series about romantic vampire David de Morrissey’s search for an eternal companion. A beautiful married woman who has never been unfaithful to her husband is swept away by her passion for the handsome vampire.

Possession Lori Herter (Berkley 0-425-13133-5, Feb ’92 [Jan ’92], $4.99, 298pp, pb) Romance novel, second book in a series about a romantic vampire who is searching for an eternal companion.

Kill Hole Jamake Highwater (Grove Press 0-8021-1475-X, Sep ’92, $18.95, 214pp, hc, cover by Bascove) [Ghost Horse Cycle] Literary near-future fantasy in the ongoing “Ghost Horse Cycle” — the previous books have not been fantasies. Sitko Ghost Horse is accused of not being a Native American and driven out of a nameless city being destroyed by plague. He finds a hidden tribal civilization and must prove his birthright to them or die.

Deathgrip Brian Hodge (Dell Abyss 0-440-21112-3, Jun ’92 [May ’92], $4.50, 481pp, pb) Horror novel about a DJ with an eerie power to heal and to harm, and the people who would use his power.

Demons of the Sea William Hope Hodgson (Necronomicon Press 0-940884-40-2, Mar ’92 [Apr ’92], $8.95, 63pp, ph, cover by Jason Eckhardt) Collection of eight previously uncollected stories and two non-fiction pieces, edited and with an introduction by Sam Gafford. Available from Necronomicon Press, 101 Lockwood St., West Warwick RI 02893.

The Haunted “Pampero" William Hope Hodgson (Donald M. Grant 0-937986-98-4, Sep ’92, $30.00, 272pp, hc, cover by Arthur E. Moore) Collection of 12 (mostly) uncollected fantasy and non-fantasy stories by Hodgson, with a preface and a long essay by Sam Moskowitz which supplements his earlier biography, and illustrations by Arthur E. Moore. This is a 500-copy limited edition signed by Sam Moskowitz. Available from Donald M. Grant, PO Box 187, Hampton Falls NH 03844.

Turtle Moon Alice Hoffman (Putnam 0-399-13720-3, May ’92 [Jun ’92], $21.95, 255pp, hc, cover by Honi Werner) Literary novel set in a small Florida town with a ghost who brings redemption to the town policeman.

Courting Disasters and Other Strange Affinities Nina Kiriki Hoffman (Wildside Press, May ’92 [Jul ’92], $35.00, 220pp, hc, cover by Gahan Wilson) Reissue (Wildside Press 1991) collection of 19 stories; second printing. This edition is limited to 100 copies.

Unmasking Nina Kiriki Hoffman (Pulphouse/Axolotl, Nov ’92 [Dec ’92], $10.00, 103pp, tp, cover by Peggy Ranson) [Matt Black] Dark fantasy novella of a city where strange changes are taking place in the population’s lives. This trade paperback edition is limited to 525 copies. A 300-copy hardcover edition ($35.00) and a 75-copy limited edition ($65.00) are also available. All states are signed. Order from Pulphouse Publishing, Box 1227, Eugene OR 97440.

High Aztech Ernest Hogan (Tor 0-812-50866-1, Feb ’92 [Jan ’92], $3.99, 248pp, pb, cover by Martin Andrews) Sf thriller of a renegade cartoonist on the run in 2045 Mexico City (renamed Tenochtitlan) from the Aztec Fundamentalists.

Endgame Enigma James P. Hogan (Bantam Spectra 0-553-27037-0, Apr ’92 [Mar ’92], $5.99, 436pp, pb, cover by Pamela Lee) Reissue (Bantam Spectra 1987) near-future espionage thriller set on a Soviet space station, second printing.

Entoverse James P. Hogan (SFBC #19241, Feb ’92 [Mar ’92], $9.98, 418pp, hc, cover by Peter Gudynas) [Giants] Reprint (Del Rey 1991) sf novel, fourth book of the “Giants” series. Similar to the Del Rey edition except it lacks an ISBN and price. The SFBC number is on the back jacket.

Entoverse James P. Hogan (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-37942-X, Oct ’92 [Sep ’92], $4.99, 411pp, pb) [Giants] Reprint (Del Rey 1991) sf novel of mankind’s alien forbears who have rescued the survivors of planetary war, fourth book in the “Giants” series.

The Mirror Maze James P. Hogan (Bantam Falcon 0-553-27762-6, Aug ’92 [Jul ’92], $5.99, 439pp, pb, cover by Bill Schmidt) Reissue (Bantam Spectra 1989) near-future political thriller; second printing.

The Multiplex Man James P. Hogan (Bantam Spectra 0-553-08999-4, Dec ’92 [Nov ’92], $20.00, 359pp, hc, cover by Paul Youll) Near-future sf thriller. Richard Jarrow wakes up in another man’s body, without an official identity, in a repressive bureaucratic America where a lack of valid papers can kill you.

Cannibal Dwight’s Special Purpose Nancy Holder (Roadkill Press, Sep ’92, $5.00, 21pp, ph, cover by Melissa Sherman) Horror short story with illustrations by Melissa Sherman. This is a 300-copy signed limited edition. Order from Little Bookshop of Horrors, 10380 Ralston Rd., Arvada CO 80004.

The Ghosts of Tivoli Nancy Holder (Pulphouse 1-56146-544-5, Feb ’92, $1.95, 28pp, pb, cover by Todd Cameron Hamilton) Original fantasy short story of a man’s search for magic in the ruins of his past. Short story paperback #44. Order from Pulphouse Publishing, PO Box 1227, Eugene OR 97440.

The Bone Forest Robert Holdstock (AvoNova 0-380-76781-3, Sep ’92 [Aug ’92], $4.50, 247pp, pb, cover by Tom Canty) Collection of eight fantasy stories. The title novella is a prequel to Mythago Wood. First American edition (Grafton 1991).

The Fire Queen Jack Holland (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45204-6, Jun ’92 [May ’92], $5.50, 320pp, pb) Fantasy novel set in ancient Britain of a warrior queen defying Caligula’s invading army.

Mega B. L. Holmes (Mother Courage Press 0-941300-19-6, Jul ’91 [Mar ’92], $8.95, 197pp, tp) Feminist sf thriller about a lesbian radical and seven psychics trying to escape a future totalitarian city-state.

The Convocation John R. Holt (Bantam Falcon 0-553-29197-1, Jan ’93 [Dec ’92], $4.99, 370pp, pb, cover by Jim Thiesen) Horror novel of a little girl whose deadly powers are awakened by the deaths of her parents.

A Promise to Catie Judd Holt (University of North Texas Press 0-929398-41-6, Dec ’92 [Nov ’92], $19.95, 242pp, hc) Ghost story of 1950s teenager Billy Griffin, who becomes aware of the ghostly presence of a girl named Catie, dead in 1938, and falls in love with her. A first novel.

Flying Dutch Tom Holt (St. Martin’s 0-312-06975-8, Mar ’92 [Feb ’92], $18.95, 252pp, hc, cover by Paul Cozzolino) [Who’s Afraid of Beowulf] Humorous fantasy novel about the Flying Dutchman in the modern world, a loose sequel to Who’s Afraid of Beowulf?. Recommended (SW). First American edition (Orbit 1991).

Flying Dutch Tom Holt (SFBC #19833, Jun ’92 [Aug ’92], $8.98, 252pp, hc, cover by Paul Cozzolino) [Who’s Afraid of Beowulf] Reprint (Orbit 1991) humorous fantasy novel about the Flying Dutchman in the modern world, a loose sequel to Who’s Afraid of Beowulf?. Similar to the 1992 St. Martin’s edition except it lacks an ISBN and price and the SFBC is on the back jacket.

Only Child H. M. Hoover (Dutton 0-525-44865-9, Apr ’92, $13.00, 122pp, hc, cover by Peter Scanlan) Young-adult sf novel of a boy kidnapped by aliens, who decides to help them save themselves from human exploitation.

Fandom Directory No. 14 Mariane S. Hopkins (Fandata Publications 0-933215-14-2, Apr ’92 [Mar ’92], $15.95, 544pp, tp, cover by Chuck Frazier) Non-fiction, reference. Directory of fans, fan publications, conventions, retail stores, fan clubs, and genre research libraries. There are also alphabetical and zip code order listings. Available from Fandata Publications, 7761 Asterella Court, Springfield VA 22152.

Dream Spinner Joanne Hoppe (Morrow 0-688-08559-8, Oct ’92 [Nov ’92], $14.00, 228pp, hc, cover by Ed Martinez) Young-adult time travel fantasy novel. Mary finds a dream gateway into the lives of people who lived in her house a century ago.

Midnight Graffiti ed. Jessica Horsting & James Van Hise (Warner 0-446-36307-3, Oct ’92, $5.99, 365pp, pb, cover by Martin Cannon) Anthology of 19 horror stories, eight originals, with an introduction about fear by Horsting.

The Novels of Charles Williams Thomas Howard (Ignatius Press 0-89870-349-2, Sep ’91 [Mar ’92], $14.95, 298pp, tp, cover by Marcia Ryan) Reprint (Oxford 1983) non-fiction criticism, a study of Williams’ Christian fantasy novels. This is a 1991 book not seen until now. Available from Ignatius Press, 2515 McAllister St., San Francisco CA 94118. [Charles Williams]

Return To Howliday Inn James Howe (Macmillan Atheneum 0-689-31661-5, Mar ’92 [Apr ’92], $13.95, 156pp, hc, cover by Alan Daniel) [Bunnicula] Children’s fantasy novel, part of the “Bunnicula” series.

Battlefield Earth L. Ron Hubbard (Bridge 0-88404-681-8, Jan ’92, $6.95, 1062pp, pb, cover by Gerry Grace) Reissue (St. Martin’s 1982) sf novel. This reissue has a new ISBN. Fourth printing.

Fear L. Ron Hubbard (Bridge 0-88404-759-8, Nov ’92, $4.99, 188pp, pb, cover by de Franck) Reprint (Bridge 1991) horror novel. This short novel was first published in Unknown in 1940, and first appeared in book form with “Typewriter in the Sky” (Gnome Press 1951). This paperback edition includes the short story “Borrowed Glory” as a preview of an upcoming collection.

Final Blackout L. Ron Hubbard (SFBC #19657, Apr ’92, $7.98, 194pp, hc, cover by Frank Frazetta) Reprint (Hadley 1948) military sf novel. Similar to the 1989 Bridge edition except it lacks an ISBN and price, and adds 10 interior illustrations by Ukrainian artist Sergey V. Poyarkev. The SFBC number is on the back jacket.

Ole Doc Methuselah L. Ron Hubbard (Bridge 0-88404-653-2, May ’92, $18.95, 270pp, hc, cover by Gerry Grace) Reprint (Theta 1970) collection/fix-up novel of 7 sf stories, originally published in Astounding as by Rene Lafayette. With a new introduction by Robert Silverberg.

The Methuselah Factor Randolph Hudson (Rattlesnake Publications 0-9632097-0-1, Jun ’92 [Oct ’92], $5.75, 248pp, tp, cover by Douglas Metrov) Sf novel of an archaeology professor who discovers an artifact that lands him in the middle of an alien war. Available from Rattlesnake Books, 4335 Toro Court, Reno NV 89502.

Blood Lines Tanya Huff (DAW 0-88677-530-2, Jan ’93 [Dec ’92], $4.99, 271pp, pb, cover by John Jude Palencar) [Victory “Vicki” Nelson] Dark fantasy novel, third book of the “Blood Price” series. Vampire/romance writer Henry Fitzroy and PI Vicki Nelson investigate a series of murders committed by a living mummy.

Blood Trail Tanya Huff (DAW 0-88677-502-7, Feb ’92 [Jan ’92], $4.50, 304pp, pb, cover by John Jude Palencar) [Victory “Vicki” Nelson] Dark fantasy novel, second book of the “Blood Price” series. Romance writer/vampire Henry Fitzroy and PI Vicky Nelson hunt for a serial killer whose victims are werewolves.

Eight Skilled Gentlemen Barry Hughart (Bantam Spectra 0-553-29563-2, Feb ’92 [Jan ’92], $4.99, 255pp, pb, cover by Mark Harrison) [Master Li] Reprint (Doubleday Foundation 1991) oriental fantasy/mystery novel, third book in the series begun in Bridge of Birds. Recommended (SW).

Omicron R. K. Hughes (Ashley Books 0-87949-286-4, Feb ’92 [May ’92], $19.95, 628pp, tp) Near-future dystopian sf novel set in an AIDS-ravaged America. A first novel.

The Faithful Traitor Robert Don Hughes (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-36090-7, Mar ’92 [Feb ’92], $3.99, 277pp, pb, cover by Romas) [Pelmen the Powershaper: Wizard & Dragon] Fantasy novel, second book of the “Wizard & Dragon” series, a continuation of the “Pelmen the Powershaper” series.

Deep Freeze Zach Hughes (DAW 0-88677-539-6, Nov ’92 [Oct ’92], $4.99, 255pp, pb, cover by Nicholas Jainschigg) Sf novel. Captain Josh Webster sets off across the galaxy to find his missing parents and brother and discovers a deadly alien trap.

Northern Frights ed. Don Hutchison (Mosaic Press 0-88962-515-8, Nov ’92 [Oct ’92], C$19.95, 203pp, hc, cover by Henry Van Der Linde) Anthology of 14 original and three reprint horror/dark fantasy stories, either set in Canada or written by Canadians. There is an introduction by the editor. Order from Mosaic Press, PO Box 1032, Oakville ONT L6J 5E9 Canada. US price is $16.95 plus $2.00 shipping. Phone/fax credit card order (416) 825-2130.

Ape and Essence Aldous Huxley (Ivan R. Dee 0-929587-78-2, Sep ’92, $10.95, 205pp, tp) Reprint (Harper 1948) post-holocaust sf novel of a 22nd-century expedition sent by New Zealand to probe the ruins of Los Angeles. Available from Ivan R. Dee, 1332 North Halsted St., Chicago IL 60622.

The Nemesis Mission Dean Ing (Tor 0-812-51173-5, Sep ’92 [Aug ’92], $5.99, 468pp, pb, cover by Joe DeVito) Reprint (Tor 1991) technothriller with sf elements about a future solar-powered aircraft.

Systemic Shock Dean Ing (Tor 0-812-50038-5, Dec ’92 [Nov ’92], $4.99, 313pp, pb, cover by Tom Canty) [Ted Quantrill] Reprint (Ace 1981) near-future post-holocaust sf novel, the first featuring Quantrill. This is a revised edition.

Be My Guest: Two Novellas Rachel Ingalls (Turtle Bay Books 0-679-41300-6, May ’92 [Jul ’92], $18.00, 176pp, hc, cover by Arthur Tres) Collection of two novellas, the title piece a fantasy of a woman fascinated by an adult male spirit trapped in a child’s body.

Path of Fire Charles Ingrid (DAW 0-88677-535-3, Dec ’92 [Nov ’92], $4.99, 213pp, pb, cover by Vincent DiFate) [Patterns of Chaos] Sf adventure novel of human participation in a galactic war, second book of the “Patterns of Chaos” series. Ingrid is a pseudonym for Rhonda V. Salsitz.

Rip Van Winkle Washington Irving (Penguin/Dial 0-8037-1264-2, Sep ’92, $19.00, 124pp, hc, cover by Arthur Rackham) Reprint (Heinemann 1905) fantasy novella, a facsimile edition that includes Arthur Rackham’s 51 full-color paintings and Irving’s unabridged text, including the introduction and postscript. The tale first appeared in the collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon (C.S. Van Winkle 1819).

Rip Van Winkle and Other Selected Stories Washington Irving (Tor 0-812-52332-6, Jan ’93 [Dec ’92], $2.50, 209pp, pb, cover by June Oros) Collection of 21 19th-century American fantasy stories.

The Best of the Best of Trek II Walter Irwin & G. B. Love (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45159-7, Jun ’92 [May ’92], $12.00, 383pp, tp, cover by David Mattingly) [Star Trek] Anthology of 28 non-fiction pieces about Star Trek that originally appeared in Trek magazine.

Virgintooth Mark Ivanhoe (III Publishing 0-9622937-3-3, Oct ’91 [Jun ’92], $7.00, 191pp, tp, cover by John Borkowski) Dark fantasy novel about a woman newly risen from the dead as a vampire and her discovery of a new existence. There are cover blurbs by Bram Stoker and Torquemada, among others. This has a 1991 copyright date, but was not seen until now. Available from III Publishing, P.O. Box 170363, San Francisco, CA 94117-0363

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