The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Death for Old Time’s Sake A. J. Orde (Fawcett Crest 0-449-22193-8, Jan ’94 [Dec ’93], $4.50, 216pp, pb) [Jason Lynx] Reprint (Doubleday Perfect Crime 1992) associational mystery novel, third book featuring Denver antiques dealer Jason Lynx. Orde is a pseudonym for Sheri S. Tepper.

Looking for the Aardvark A. J. Orde (Doubleday Perfect Crime 0-385-41942-2, Aug ’93 [Jul ’93], $17.00, 213pp, hc, cover by Lee MacLeod) [Jason Lynx] Associational mystery novel, fourth book of the “Jason Lynx” series. Orde is a pseudonym for Sheri S. Tepper.

Alien Bootlegger and Other Stories Rebecca Ore (Tor 0-312-85549-4, Aug ’93 [Jul ’93], $19.95, 313pp, hc, cover by Wayne Barlowe) Collection of six sf stories and one essay.

Darkling Michael O’Rourke (HarperPaperbacks 0-06-100719-6, Jan ’94 [Dec ’93], $4.99, 309pp, pb, cover by Kirk Reinert) Horror novel of a TV journalist whose solitary vacation is interrupted by a ghostly visitation.

Animal Farm George Orwell (Easton Press, May ’93, no price, 118pp, hc) [Animal Farm] Reprint (Secker & Warburg 1945) literary fantasy/political satire, with an introduction by Kim Stanley Robinson and artwork by Frank Kelly Freas. This special leatherbound gilt-edge edition is part of the “Masterpieces of Science Fiction” series and is available by subscription only.

Animal Farm George Orwell (Random House/Knopf Everyman’s Library 0-679-42039-8, May ’93 [Dec ’93], $15.00, 113pp, hc) [Animal Farm] Reprint (Secker & Warburg 1945) political satire/literary fantasy novel, with a new introduction by Julian Symons.

Demolition Man Richard Osborne (Penguin/Signet 0-451-18102-6, Oct ’93 [Sep ’93], $4.50, 229pp, pb) Sf movie novelization based on the screenplay by Daniel Waters, Robert Reneau, and Peter M. Lankos.

The Metamorphoses of Ovid Ovid (Harcourt Brace 0-15-170529-1, Oct ’93 [Nov ’93], $40.00, 559pp, hc, cover by Tomczak & Anna Swanstock) Fantasy novel in verse, the classic Roman narrative poem by Ovid in a new verse translation by Allen Mandelbaum, who won the National Book Award for his translation of The Aeneid of Virgil (1972).

The Unpredictable Adventure: A Comedy of Woman’s Independence Claire Myers Spotswood Owens (Syracuse University Press 0-8156-2583-9, Apr ’93, $16.95, 512pp, tp) Reprint (Doubleday 1935) feminist utopian novel, with a new 50-page biographical afterword and glossary by Miriam Kalman Harris. Order from Syracuse University Press, Syracuse NY 13244-5160.

The Last Oasis Sue Pace (Delacorte 0-385-30881-7, Mar ’93 [Feb ’93], $15.00, 230pp, hc) Young-adult sf novel in a bleak environmentally depleted future Washington State, where two teenagers set out on a quest for a better life in the Idaho mountains.

Artificer Asylum Nicholas Pacuilla (Asylum Publications 0-9638757-0-1, Oct ’93, $7.95, 249pp, tp) Sf novel of the last survivors of the human race sealed into a biosphere-like artificial environment. A first novel. Available from Asylum Publications, PO Box 810, Tombstone AZ 85638.

Cradlesong Jessica Palmer (Pocket 0-671-73421-0, May ’93, $4.99, 309pp, pb, cover by Lisa Falkenstern) Horror novel about a horror writer who moves his family into a haunted house, only to realize too late that the haunting is real and bloodthirsty.

Flying in Place Susan Palwick (Tor 0-812-51334-7, Aug ’93 [Jul ’93], $4.99, 211pp, pb) Reprint (Tor 1992) ghost story. A young girl is sexually abused by her father and only finds escape with the ghost of her dead sister, who had also been a victim. Winner of the Crawford Award.

...In a World Not of His Own Making Stephen Papson (Blue Canary Publishing 0-9635722-0-2, Aug ’93, $7.95, 197pp, tp, cover by Mary Powers) Near-future dystopian sf novel. A first novel. Order from Blue Canary Publishing, PO Box 754, Canton NY 13617.

The Wizard Jean-Claude Paquette (Vantage Press 0-533-10220-0, Jan ’93, $15.95, 107pp, hc, cover by Paul Sherstobitoff) Fantasy novel of the single kingdom trying to hold out against the attack of an evil wizard. A first novel. Published by a vanity publisher. Order from Vantage Press, 516 West 34th St., New York NY 10001.

Things in Corners Ruth Park (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-032713-4, Aug ’93 [Jul ’93], $3.99, 197pp, tp, cover by Vivienne Goodman) Reprint (Penguin Australia 1989) collection of five young-adult horror stories.

Dragonlance: Hammer and Axe Dan Parkinson (TSR 1-56076-627-1, Jul ’93 [Jun ’93], $4.95, 308pp, tp, cover by Tim Hildebrandt) [DragonLance: Dwarven Nations] Fantasy novelization based on the “Dragonlance” game, second book of the “Dwarven Nations” trilogy.

Dragonlance: The Covenant of the Forge Dan Parkinson (TSR 1-56076-558-5, Feb ’93 [Jan ’93], $4.95, 309pp, tp, cover by Tim Hildebrandt) [DragonLance: Dwarven Nations] Fantasy novelization based on the “Dragonlance” role-playing game. Book one of the “Dwarven Nations Trilogy”.

DragonLance: The Swordsheath Scroll Dan Parkinson (TSR 1-56076-686-7, Jan ’94 [Dec ’93], $4.95, 314pp, tp, cover by Tim Hildebrandt) [DragonLance: Dwarven Nations] Fantasy novelization based on the “DragonLance” game, third book of the “Dwarven Nations” trilogy.

The Inner Side of the Wind, or The Novel of Hero and Leander Milorad Pavic (Knopf 0-679-42085-1, May ’93 [Apr ’93], $22.00, 77/97pp, hc, cover by William Etty) Fantasy novel of two lovers, one in the 18th century, the other in the 20th. The same story is told from both of their viewpoints, arranged back-to-back a la the Ace Doubles. Translated from the Serbo-Croatian by Christina Pribicevic-Zoric. Originally published in Serbia (Prosveta 1991).

The Wolf and the Raven Diana L. Paxson (Morrow 0-688-10821-0, May ’93 [Apr ’93], $21.00, 320pp, hc, cover by Bryan Leister) [Wodan’s Children] Historical fantasy novel set in the fifth century about the early adventures of Sigfrid and Brunahild. The first volume in an historical reinterpretation of the Nibelungenlied.

Master of Earth and Water Diana L. Paxson & Adrienne Martine-Barnes (Morrow AvoNova 0-688-12505-0, May ’93 [Apr ’93], $22.00, 395pp, hc, cover by Jean Pierre Targete) [Fionn mac Cumhal] Celtic fantasy novel, first book of a new series chronicling the adventures of Irish hero Fionn mac Cumhall.

Shattered John Peel (Pocket Archway 0-671-79406-X, Dec ’93 [Nov ’93], $3.50, 211pp, pb, cover by Lisa Falkenstern) Young-adult horror novel about a killer scarab brooch that steals human souls.

Shockers™: Alien Prey John Peel (Putnam/Grosset & Dunlap 0-448-40529-6, May ’93 [Jun ’93], $3.50, 154pp, pb, cover by Stephen Brennan) [Shockers] Young-adult horror novel of a group of kids who realize that aliens are taking over the small town they live in. Illustrations by Eric Shawn Cherry.

Shockers™: Blood Wolf John Peel (Putnam/Grosset & Dunlap 0-448-40527-X, May ’93 [Jun ’93], $3.50, 159pp, pb, cover by Stephen Brennan) [Shockers] Young-adult dark fantasy novel. Prince Numin is trying to escape assassins hired by his own brother and must cross mountains stalked by demonic killer wolves. Illustrations by Eric Shawn Cherry.

Shockers™: Grave Doubts John Peel (Putnam/Grosset & Dunlap 0-448-40528-8, May ’93 [Jun ’93], $3.50, 153pp, pb, cover by Stephen Brennan) [Shockers] Young-adult horror novel. Matt Howard is haunted by the murder of his older sister Penny, both in the dream world and in the real one. Illustrations by Eric Shawn Cherry.

Shockers™: Night Wings John Peel (Putnam/Grosset & Dunlap 0-448-40526-1, May ’93 [Jun ’93], $1.99, 157pp, pb, cover by Stephen Brennan) [Shockers] Young-adult horror novel. Novice teenage vampire hunter Rob learns that he may be too dangerous for the job. Illustrations by Eric Shawn Cherry.

Star Trek, the Next Generation #28: Here There Be Dragons John Peel (Pocket 0-671-86571-4, Dec ’93 [Nov ’93], $5.50, 275pp, pb) [Star Trek, the Next Generation] Star Trek novelization. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

Talons John Peel (Pocket Archway 0-671-79405-1, Jul ’93, $3.50, 196pp, pb, cover by Lisa Falkenstern) Young-adult horror novel of a teenage girl with a psychic connection to the murderous horror unearthed in ancient Viking graves.

Flying to Valhalla Charles Pellegrino (Morrow AvoNova 0-688-12506-9, Jun ’93 [May ’93], $22.00, 337pp, hc, cover by Vincent DiFate) Sf novel of the first manned mission to Alpha Centauri, and of the transmissions that indicate one of the crew may be insane. A first novel by a noted scientist.

Flying to Valhalla Charles Pellegrino (SFBC #01574, Sep ’93 [Aug ’93], $10.98, 337pp, hc, cover by Vincent DiFate) Reprint (Morrow AvoNova 1993) sf novel of the first manned mission to Alpha Centauri, and of the transmissions that indicate one of the crew may be insane. Similar to the AvoNova edition except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Complete Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault Charles Perrault (Houghton Mifflin/Clarion Books 0-395-57002-6, Aug ’93 [Oct ’93], $18.95, 156pp, hc, cover by Sally Holmes) Collection of 11 classic fairy tales, with full-color illustrations by Sally Holmes. This is a new translation by Neil Philip and Nicoletta Simborowski.

Aliens™ Book 2: Nightmare Asylum Steve Perry (Bantam Spectra 0-553-56158-8, May ’93 [Apr ’93], $4.99, 277pp, pb, cover by Dave Dorman) [Aliens] Sf novelization, second book of a series based on the Dark Horse Comics graphic novels based on the sf films Alien and Aliens. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox.

Aliens™ Book 3: The Female War Steve & Stephani Perry (Bantam 0-553-56159-6, Aug ’93 [Jul ’93], $4.99, 293pp, pb, cover by David Dorman) [Aliens] Sf novelization, third book of a series based on the Dark Horse Comics graphic novels based on the films Alien and Aliens. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox.

The King of Inventors: A Life of Wilkie Collins Catherine Peters (Princeton University Press 0-691-03392-7, Nov ’93 [Oct ’93], $29.95, 502pp, hc) Non-fiction, criticism. A biography of Wilkie Collins. First American edition (Secker & Warburg 1991).

The Making of a Monster Gail Petersen (Dell Abyss 0-440-21389-4, Jun ’93 [May ’93], $4.99, 371pp, pb) Vampire horror novel of a conventional woman who becomes a vampire and transforms her life by immersing herself in the L.A. rock scene. A first novel.

Call of the Deep Linda Piazza (Avon Flare 0-380-77330-9, Jan ’94 [Dec ’93], $3.50, 153pp, pb) Young-adult horror novel. A young girl must fight a mysterious force that tries to force her to walk into the sea and drown.

The Wizard of Ambermere J. Calvin Pierce (Ace 0-441-01959-5, Oct ’93 [Sep ’93], $4.99, 233pp, pb, cover by Peter Clarke) [Ambermere] Humorous fantasy novel, third and final, for now at least, book of the “Ambermere” series.

He, She and It Marge Piercy (Fawcett Crest 0-449-22060-5, Mar ’93 [Feb ’93], $5.99, 432pp, pb) Reprint (Knopf 1991) literary sf novel set in a toxic 21st-century dystopian America.

The Eternal Enemy Christopher Pike (Pocket Archway 0-671-74509-3, May ’93 [Apr ’93], $3.99, 180pp, pb) Young-adult sf novel. Rela’s new VCR records next week’s news and when she sees a report of her own death she has to try to change the future.

The Immortal Christopher Pike (Pocket Archway 0-671-74510-7, Jul ’93 [Jun ’93], $3.99, 213pp, pb, cover by Brian Kotzky) Young-adult fantasy novel. Josie is vacationing in Greece when she discovers a small figure of an ancient goddess that possesses dangerous powers. A hardcover edition (-87039-4, $14.00) was announced but not seen.

Road to Nowhere Christopher Pike (Pocket Archway 0-671-74508-5, Mar ’93, $3.99, 193pp, pb) Young adult horror thriller. Teresa is running away from home when she picks up two hitchikers, and their journey seems to lead further and further away from the everyday world as she encounters the supernatural around her.

The Season of Passage Christopher Pike (Tor 0-812-51048-8, Oct ’93 [Sep ’93], $4.99, 438pp, pb, cover by Scott Hague) Reprint (Tor 1992) sf/horror novel of an evil force threatening an American expedition to Mars.

The Wicked Heart Christopher Pike (Pocket Archway 0-671-74511-5, Nov ’93 [Oct ’93], $3.99, 244pp, pb, cover by Dru Blair) Young-adult horror novel about a teenage serial killer and the evil force that compels him to kill. A hardcover edition (-87314-8, $14.00) was announced but not seen.

Terror Academy: Night School Nicholas Pine (Berkley 0-425-14151-9, Jan ’94 [Dec ’93], $3.50, 182pp, pb) [Terror Academy] Young-adult horror novel, seventh book in an ongoing series set at a high school that’s a magnet for evil, the previous books all being non-supernatural horror. Stacey Linden’s night school instructor is never seen by daylight and begins to look at her as if he’s hungry...

Elfquest: Dark Hours ed. Richard Pini (Tor 0-812-52341-5, Jun ’93 [May ’93], $7.99, 309pp, tp, cover by Wendy Pini) [Elfquest] Original shared-world anthology of nine stories in the “Elfquest” series. “The Blood of Ten Chiefs” volume five.

Murder in the Gunroom H. Beam Piper (Old Earth Books 1-882968-02-6, Nov ’93 [Oct ’93], $15.00, 243pp, tp) Reprint (Knopf 1953) associational mystery novel. A facsimile edition of Piper’s first book, with a long biographical introduction and a complete bibliography by L. Fred Ramsey. There were 955 copies printed. Available from Old Earth Books, PO Box 19951, Baltimore MD 21211-0951. Please add $3.00 for shipping.

Felidae Akif Pirinçci (Villard 0-679-42069-X, Feb ’93 [Jan ’93], $19.00, 292pp, hc, cover by Jim Warren) [Felidae] Literary fantasy thriller featuring a house cat named Francis determined to discover who has been decapitating cats in his neighborhood. Translated from the German by Ralph Noble. Originally published in Germany by Wilhelm Goldmann in 1989.

The Silicon Man Charles Platt (Tafford Publishing 0-9623712-7-0, Sep ’93 [Aug ’93], $19.95, 256pp, hc, cover by Jean François Podevin) Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1991) sf novel, with a new introduction by the author. First hardcover edition. Order from Tafford Publishing, PO Box 271804, Houston TX 77277. Phone: (713) 621-6876.

Ghostly Tales and Eerie Poems of Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe (Putnam/Grosset & Dunlap 0-448-40533-4, Aug ’93 [Sep ’93], $13.95, 249pp, hc, cover by Larry Schwinger) Collection of 14 stories & nine poems, aimed at young-adults, with full-color illustrations by Larry Schwinger.

Mining the Oort Frederik Pohl (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-37200-X, Jul ’93 [Jun ’93], $4.99, 279pp, pb, cover by Barclay Shaw) Reprint (Del Rey 1992) sf novel about mining the Oort Cloud for water for Mars.

The King of the Storeroom Antonio Porta (Wesleyan University Press 0-8195-5247-X, Jun ’92 [Sep ’93], $19.95, 149pp, hc, cover by Jean Charlier Gerson) Post-apocalypse sf novel of a survivor’s efforts to preserve knowledge in the face of barbarism and chaos. Translated from the Italian by Lawrence R. Smith. Originally published as Il Re del Maggazino (Mondadori 1978). Available from University Press of New England, 17½ Lebanon St., Hanover NH 03755.

Sweet Sixteen and Never Been Killed Richard Posner (Pocket Archway 0-671-86506-4, Sep ’93, $3.50, 211pp, pb, cover by Lisa Falkenstern) Young-adult horror novel of a cursed girl doomed to die on her 16th birthday who decides to fight back.

Mosaic of Air Cherry Potts (Onlywomen Press 0-906500-44-3, Mar ’93 [Apr ’93], $9.95, 206pp, tp) Collection of 16 lesbian short stories, 11 sf or fantasy.

Exiles to Glory Jerry E. Pournelle (Baen 0-671-72199-2, Dec ’93 [Nov ’93], $4.99, 217pp, pb, cover by Larry Elmore) Reprint (Ace 1978) sf novel. The text has been corrected and slightly revised for this edition.

War World: Blood Vengeance ed. Jerry E. Pournelle (Baen 0-671-72201-8, Jan ’94 [Dec ’93], $5.99, 375pp, pb, cover by Gary Ruddell) [War World] Original shared-world novel/anthology written by S.M. Stirling, Judith Tarr, Susan Shwartz, and Harry Turtledove set in Pournelle’s CoDominium universe. Sixth book of the “War World” series. There are no individual credits and the book is copyrighted by Pournelle.

Prince of Sparta Jerry Pournelle & S. M. Stirling (Baen 0-671-72158-5, Mar ’93 [Feb ’93], $4.99, 383pp, pb, cover by Stephen Hickman) [John Christian Falkenberg] Military sf novel in the “Falkenberg’s Legion” series, direct sequel to Go Tell the Spartans.

Last Call Tim Powers (Avon 0-380-71557-0, Oct ’93 [Sep ’93], $4.99, 535pp, pb) [Last Call] Reprint (Morrow 1992) fantasy/occult/mainstream novel set in Las Vegas. A World Fantasy Award nominee.

The Skies Discrowned Tim Powers (James Cahill Publishing, Mar ’93 [Oct ’93], $50.00, 194pp, hc, cover by Phil Parks) Reprint (Laser 1976) sf novel. This is the original text, not the rewritten version published by Tor in 1986 as Forsake the Sky. With an afterword by James P. Blaylock. This is a 300-copy limited edition signed by Powers, Parks, and Blaylock.

The Bromeliad Terry Pratchett (SFBC #01195, Aug ’93 [Jul ’93], $12.98, 424pp, hc, cover by David A. Cherry) [Bromeliad] Omnibus of three young-adult humorous fantasy novels in “The Bromeliad” series, Truckers (Doubleday UK 1989), Diggers (Doubleday UK 1990), and Wings (Doubleday UK 1990). This edition lacks an ISBN and price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Witches Abroad Terry Pratchett (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45225-9, Feb ’93 [Jan ’93], $4.99, 320pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Discworld] Humorous fantasy novel in the “Discworld” series. The three witches join forces to save a princess from a fairy godmother. First American edition (Gollancz 1992).

Witches Abroad Terry Pratchett (SFBC #00911, Jul ’93 [Jun ’93], $6.98, 252pp, hc, cover by Peter Scanlan) [Discworld] Reprint (Gollancz 1992) humorous fantasy novel in the “Discworld” series. This edition lacks an ISBN and price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket. First American hardcover edition.

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