The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Dark Heart Betsy James (Penguin/Dutton 0-525-44951-5, Jul ’92 [Jan ’93], $14.00, 185pp, hc, cover by Alix Berenzy) [Seeker Chronicles] Young-adult fantasy novel, sequel to Long Night Dance. Orphaned teenager Kat goes to live with the hill people where she is instructed in the rites of the great bear mother.

Negrophobia Darius James (St. Martin’s 0-312-09350-0, Aug ’93 [Jul ’93], $8.95, 174pp, tp) Reprint (Citadel Underground 1992 as Negrophobia: An Urban Parable) satirical literary fantasy. A white teenage girl accidently casts a voodoo spell that transports her to a world where all her most outrageous racial stereotypes are real.

The Turn of the Screw Henry James (Tor 0-812-53341-0, Oct ’93 [Nov ’93], $2.50, 146pp, pb, cover by Jeffrey Lindberg) [Turn of the Screw] Reprint (Heinemann 1898 in The Two Magics) classic supernatural short novel, with an uncredited biographical introduction, foreword, and afterword.

Runa J. Alison James (Macmillan Atheneum 0-689-31708-5, Apr ’93 [May ’93], $13.95, 138pp, hc, cover by Michael Hays) Young-adult fantasy novel of a young girl visiting her grandfather in Sweden who learns that the old Norse gods still have very real powers.

Book of Stones L. Dean James (TSR 1-56076-639-5, Aug ’93 [Jul ’93], $4.50, 314pp, tp, cover by John & Laura Lakey) [Sorceror’s Stone] Fantasy novel, third book of the “Sorceror’s Stone” series.

Summerland L. Dean James (AvoNova 0-380-77325-2, Jan ’94 [Dec ’93], $4.99, 279pp, pb) Near-future fantasy/sf novel of a girl with magical powers who may be able to stop the aliens destroying human civilization.

The Shuteyes Mary James (Scholastic 0-590-45069-7, Feb ’93, $13.95, 167pp, hc, cover by Tim Hildebrandt) Young-adult fantasy of a boy carried by a one-eyed giant parrot to the planet Alert, where sleeping is a crime.

The Children of Men P. D. James (Knopf 0-679-41873-3, Mar ’93 [Feb ’93], $22.00, 241pp, hc, cover by Bartolomeo Schedone) Dystopian sf novel set in a 21st century England where there have been no new human births for a quarter century. Recommended (SW). First American edition (Faber and Faber 1992).

The Children of Men P. D. James (BOMC, Mar ’93 [Feb ’93], $18.95, 233pp, hc, cover by Bartolomeo Schedone) Reprint (Faber and Faber 1992) dystopian literary sf novel. Similar to the Knopf edition except it lacks an ISBN and price and has a BOMC mark on the back cover.

The Children of Men P. D. James (BOMC/QPBC, Nov ’93, $12.95, 233pp, tp, cover by Bartolomeo Schedone) Reprint (Faber and Faber 1992) dystopian literary sf novel. Similar to the Knopf edition except it lacks an ISBN and price and has the jacket printed as the soft cover.

Twilight Peter James (St. Martin’s 0-312-08914-7, Mar ’93 [Feb ’93], $19.95, 316pp, hc) Horror novel of a pregnant young woman buried alive. First American edition (Gollancz 1991).

Stone Dead Ellen Jamison (Zebra 0-8217-4265-5, Aug ’93 [Jul ’93], $4.50, 347pp, pb) Horror novel of a young woman haunted by an evil Hugger Doll.

Moominpappa at Sea Tove Jansson (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 0-374-35044-2, Oct ’93, $17.00, 224pp, hc, cover by Tove Jansson) [Moomintroll] Reprint (Ernest Benn 1966) young-adult fantasy novel in the “Finn Family Moomintroll” series, translated by Kingsley Hart with the original illustrations by the author. First published in Finland as Pappan och Havet (Holger Schildts 1965). A trade paperback edition (-45306-3, $4.50) was announced but not seen.

The Lost History of Redwyn William Jay (Lancaster Books 1-881271-50-1, Sep ’92 [Jan ’93], $18.95, 295pp, hc) Mediaeval fantasy novel about a young magician who finds a mystical sword and uses it to subdue evil monks who have taken over the castle and plan to spread the black plague to the populace.

Hidden Echoes Mike Jefferies (HarperPaperbacks 0-06-100427-8, Apr ’93, $4.99, 326pp, pb, cover by Geoff Taylor) Fantasy novel of three ordinary people plucked away from our reality and sent on a quest in a parallel world. First American edition (Grafton 1992).

Healer Kris Jensen (DAW 0-88677-570-1, Oct ’93 [Sep ’93], $4.99, 332pp, pb, cover by Martin Andrews) [Ardel] Sf novel of a human doctor who disobeys orders to help aliens fight a plague. Third book in the “People of Ardel” series.

The Living Evil Ruby Jean Jensen (Zebra 0-8217-4261-2, Aug ’93 [Oct ’93], $4.50, 477pp, pb) Horror novel of an evil being that is reincarnated over and over.

Alien Nation #2: Dark Horizon K. W. Jeter (Pocket 0-671-73600-0, Aug ’93 [Jul ’93], $4.99, 330pp, pb) [Alien Nation] Sf novelization, second book of a series based on the cancelled TV show. This is a direct sequel to the cliffhanger-ending TV finale.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #3: Bloodletter K. W. Jeter (Pocket 0-671-87275-3, Aug ’93 [Jul ’93], $5.50, 276pp, pb) [Star Trek: Deep Space Nine] Star Trek novelization.

Disturbing Dreams S. G. Johnson (Paladin Science Fiction Group, Feb ’93 [May ’93], $5.00, 84pp, ph) Original collection of six erotic fantasy and horror stories, spiral-bound. Order from Paladin Science Fiction Group, PO Box 187, Aberdeen MD 21001-0187.

Bats William W. Johnstone (Zebra 0-8217-4190-X, Jun ’93, $4.50, 348pp, pb) Horror novel. South American vampire bats move north and develop a taste for human blood.

Battle in the Ashes William W. Johnstone (Zebra 0-8217-4161-6, May ’93 [Apr ’93], $3.99, 320pp, pb) [Ashes] Post-holocaust sf adventure novel, 17th book in the long-running series.

Flames from the Ashes William W. Johnstone (Zebra 0-8217-4263-9, Aug ’93 [Jul ’93], $3.99, 349pp, pb) [Ashes] Post-holocaust sf adventure novel, 17th in an ongoing series.

Vengeance in the Ashes William W. Johnstone (Zebra 0-8217-4066-0, Feb ’93 [Jan ’93], $3.99, 352pp, pb) [Ashes] Post-holocaust sf adventure novel, 16th in an ongoing series.

Zeus and Co. David Lee Jones (AvoNova 0-380-76963-8, Jun ’93 [May ’93], $4.99, 273pp, pb, cover by Stephen Youll) Fantasy novel of a computer programmer who discovers the Muse Euterpe imprisoned on his hard drive.

Stopping for a Spell Diana Wynne Jones (Morrow Greenwillow 0-688-11367-2, May ’93, $14.00, 148pp, hc, cover by Jos. A. Smith) Young-adult omnibus of three short humorous fantasy stories, Chair Person (Hamish Hamilton 1989), The Four Grannies (Hamish Hamilton 1980), and Who Got Rid of Angus Flint? (Evans 1978). With new illustrations by Jos. A. Smith.

A Sudden Wild Magic Diana Wynne Jones (AvoNova 0-380-71851-0, Jan ’94 [Dec ’93], $4.99, 412pp, pb, cover by Daniel R. Horne) Reprint (Morrow AvoNova 1992) fantasy novel. The Ring is a secret society of witches dedicated to helping mankind who must go to war when they discover that a neighboring universe has been looting Earth of ideas and technology.

Witch Week Diana Wynne Jones (Morrow Greenwillow 0-688-12374-0, Sep ’93 [Aug ’93], $14.00, 211pp, hc, cover by Jos. A. Smith) [Chrestomanci] Reissue (Macmillan UK 1982) young-adult fantasy novel, fourth book of the “Chrestomanci” sequence.

Identifying the Object Gwyneth Jones (Swan Press, Nov ’93, no price, 86pp, ph) Collection of four stories, two slightly revised. Available from Swan Press, PO Box 90006, Austin TX 78709-0006.

White Queen Gwyneth Jones (Tor 0-312-85492-7, Jun ’93 [May ’93], $19.95, 316pp, hc, cover by Carol Russo) [Aleutian] Sf novel of alien contact and computer viruses in the 21st century. Winner of the James Tiptree Award. First American edition (Gollancz 1991).

The Dreamstone Liane Jones (Penguin/Signet 0-451-17852-1, Jan ’94 [Dec ’93], $4.99, 506pp, pb) Fantasy romance of a modern woman whose affair with a Welsh poet completes the romance begun between a 12th-century woman and a Welsh prince more than 700 years before. A first novel.

The Beginning of Unbelief Robin D. Jones (Macmillan Atheneum 0-689-31781-6, Apr ’93, $13.95, 153pp, hc, cover by Scott Multer) Associational young-adult novel. A fifteen year old boy can’t seem to rid himself of his childhood imaginary friend, so he tries to write him away in a science fiction story, actually included in the text.

Clive Barker’s Shadows in Eden ed. Stephen Jones (Underwood-Miller 0-88733-171-8, Sep ’93 [Aug ’93], $18.95, 466pp, tp) Reprint (Underwood-Miller 1991) non-fiction, a collection of interviews, articles and essays about Barker and his career, some original, plus many drawings and photographs, some in full color. Order from Underwood-Miller, 708 Westover Dr., Lancaster PA 17601. [Clive Barker]

The Mammoth Book of Zombies ed. Stephen Jones (Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0023-8, Nov ’93 [Oct ’93], $9.95, 518pp, tp) Anthology of 26 horror stories about zombies, eight original. Simultaneous with the UK (Robinson) edition.

Best New Horror 2 ed. Stephen Jones & Ramsey Campbell (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-921-9, Feb ’93 [Jan ’93], $11.95, 433pp, tp, cover by Luis Rey) Reprint (Robinson 1991) best-of-the-year anthology of 28 horror stories from 1990.

Best New Horror 4 ed. Stephen Jones & Ramsey Campbell (Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0004-1, Nov ’93 [Oct ’93], $21.95, 413pp, hc) Best-of-the-year anthology of 24 horror stories from 1992, with an introduction on the state of the horror field in 1992 and a necrology by the editors. Simultaneous with the UK (Robinson) edition.

Alfred Hitchcock’s Tales of the Supernatural and the Fantastic ed. Cathleen Jordan (Smithmark 0-8317-0437-3, 1993 [Oct ’93], $9.98, 469pp, hc, cover by Evan Steadman) Anthology of 33 horror and ghost stories that appeared (as originals or reprints) in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. This is an instant remainder book.

The Fires of Heaven Robert Jordan (Tor 0-312-85427-7, Nov ’93 [Oct ’93], $24.95, 702pp, hc, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Wheel of Time] Fantasy novel, fifth book of the “Wheel of Time” series. A limited edition was announced but not seen.

The Shadow Rising Robert Jordan (SFBC #00473, May ’93 [Apr ’93], $10.98, 914pp, hc, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Wheel of Time] Reprint (Tor 1992) fantasy novel, fourth book of the “Wheel of Time” series. Similar to the Tor edition except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Shadow Rising Robert Jordan (Tor 0-812-51373-8, Oct ’93 [Sep ’93], $6.99, 1006pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Wheel of Time] Reprint (Tor 1992) fantasy novel, fourth book of the “Wheel of Time” series.

Winter of Fire Sherryl Jordan (Scholastic 0-590-45288-6, Feb ’93, $13.95, 321pp, hc, cover by Senyon Bilmes) Young-adult fantasy novel set in a post-holocaust world threatened by an Ice Age that only one girl with superhuman powers can prevent. First American edition (Ashton Scholastic New Zealand 1992).

Lord Dunsany: A Bibliography S. T. Joshi & Darrell Schweitzer (Scarecrow Press 0-8108-2714-X, Sep ’93 [Oct ’93], $42.50, 363pp, hc) Non-fiction, reference. A bibliography of Dunsany’s works both in English and in translation, including criticism. Available from Scarecrow Press, PO Box 4167, Metuchen NJ 08840. Credit card orders: 1-800-537-7107. [Lord Dunsany]

The Count of Thirty: A Tribute to Ramsey Campbell ed. S. T. Joshi (Necronomicon Press 0-940884-52-6, Jan ’93 [Feb ’93], $6.50, 54pp, ph, cover by Robert H. Knox) Non-fiction, a collection of four essays on Campbell, plus an interview, a bibliography, and an introduction by the editor. Order from Necronomicon Press, 101 Lockwood St., West Warwick RI 02893. [Ramsey Campbell]

The Phantom Tollbooth Norton Juster (Knopf Bullseye 0-394-82037-1, Apr ’93 [Mar ’93], $3.95, 256pp, tp, cover by Jules Feiffer) Reissue (Epstein & Carroll Associates 1961) classic juvenile fantasy, with illustrations by Jules Feiffer; 15th printing. The “thirtysomething” anniversary edition.

In the Heart of the Valley of Love Cynthia Kadohata (Penguin 0-14-013449-2, Oct ’93, $10.00, 224pp, tp) Reprint (Viking 1992) sf novel set in 21st-century Los Angeles, where water and gas are rationed and corruption and crime are rampant.

Covert Culture Sourcebook Richard Kadrey (St. Martin’s 0-312-09776-X, Oct ’93, $12.95, 216pp, tp) Associational non-fiction. A guide to “fringe culture” which includes sf and fantasy.

Sunstroke Dave Kagan (Diamond 1-55773-854-8, Feb ’93 [Jan ’93], $4.99, 308pp, pb) Sf political/disaster thriller about an experimental satellite that powers a city using solar microwaves and goes out of control, becoming a deadly orbital killer.

Warkeep 2030 Michael Kasner (Worldwide Library Gold Eagle 0-373-62014-4, Nov ’92 [Jan ’93], $4.99, 213pp, pb) [Warkeep 2030] Post-holocaust sf adventure novel, first book of a new series.

Warkeep 2030: Killing Fields Michael Kasner (Worldwide Library Gold Eagle 0-373-62015-2, Mar ’93 [Dec ’93], $3.50, 221pp, pb) [Warkeep 2030] Post-holocaust sf men’s adventure novel, second book of a series.

Running Fiercly Toward a High Thin Sound Judith Katz (Firebrand Books 1-56341-019-2, 1992 [Mar ’93], $9.95, 186pp, tp) Fantasy novel. Nadine Pagan escapes her demanding Jewish family when she discovers the magical lesbian town of New Chelm.

Come Like Shadows Welwyn Wilton Katz (Viking 0-670-84861-1, Sep ’93 [Nov ’93], $13.99, 289pp, hc, cover by Janet Wilson) Young-adult fantasy novel about a young stage manager for a production of Macbeth who travels via a mirror to the past and encounters the real Macbeth and the three witches. This is a simultaneous Canadian/US edition.

A Song for Arbonne Guy Gavriel Kay (BOMC, Feb ’93 [Jan ’93], $16.95, 513pp, hc, cover by Kinuko Craft) Reprint (Viking Canada 1992) fantasy novel set in an alternate world similar to Europe just before the Renaissance where the Courts of Love rule, and political intrigue threatens to upset the balance of power. Similar to the 1993 Crown edition except it lacks an ISBN and price and has a BOMC mark on the back cover.

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