The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Sleep, Pale Sister Joanne Harris (Arrow 0-09-927051-X, Sep ’94 [Aug ’94], £4.99, 404pp, pb, cover by Thomas Cooper Gotch) Occult novel in which the very young wife of a puritanical Victorian artist is drawn into the criminal underworld, and towards a woman seeking to reincarnate her daughter.

Galactic Dreams Harry Harrison (Legend 0-09-926341-6, Apr ’94, £15.99, 188pp, hc, cover by Keith Parkinson) SF collection. Illustrated by Bryn Barnard. Also available in trade paperback edition -926151-0, £9.99. Simultaneous with US (Tor) edition.

Galactic Dreams Harry Harrison (Legend 0-09-949811-1, Dec ’94, £4.99, 188pp, pb, cover by Keith Parkinson) Reprint (Legend; Tor 1994) collection of 12 stories, including a new “Stainless Steel Rat” story; illustrated by Bryn Barnard.

The Stainless Steel Rat Sings the Blues Harry Harrison (Bantam UK 0-593-02620-9, Mar ’94, £14.99, 229pp, hc, cover by Jean Pierre Targete) [Slippery Jim (James Bolivar) diGriz] Humorous sf novel. In the “Stainless Steel Rat” series.

Stainless Steel Visions Harry Harrison (Legend 0-09-992560-5, Apr ’94, £4.99, 254pp, pb, cover by Keith Parkinson) Reprint (Tor; Legend 1993) collection of 13 SF stories, including an original “Stainless Steel Rat” story.

Bill, the Galactic Hero: The Final Incoherent Adventure Harry Harrison & David Harris (Gollancz 0-575-05717-3, Apr ’94, £4.99, 215pp, hc, cover by Mark Pacella & Steve Fastner) [Bill the Galactic Hero] Reprint (AvoNova 1992) humorous SF novel. Volume seven in the series. This edition lacks the illustrations of the AvoNova original.

The Hammer and the Cross Harry Harrison & John Holm (Legend 0-09-986820-2, Nov ’94, £5.99, 430pp, pb, cover by Mick Posen) [Hammer and the Cross] Reprint (Legend 1993) historical fantasy novel set in a 9th-century England that has been conquered by the Vikings. John Holm (whose name is not used on the cover) is a pseudonym for Tom Shippey.

The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF ed. David Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer (Orbit 1-85723-271-2, Oct ’94, £25.00, 990pp, hc, cover by John Berkey) Reprint (Tor 1994) massive, anthology of more than 60 stories. [First U.K. edition]

The Cat Who Walks Through Walls Robert A. Heinlein (NEL 0-450-39315-1, Dec ’93, £5.99, 420pp, pb) Reissue (Putnam 1985) sf novel.

The Ghosts of Sleath James Herbert (HarperCollins UK 0-00-224286-9, Nov ’94, £14.99, 409pp, hc, cover by Bill Gregory) [David Ash] Horror novel. In this sequel to Haunted, the psychic investigator David Ash explores the quiet village of Sleath—site of increasingly bizarre and supernatural incidents.

The City James Herbert & Ian Miller (Pan 0-330-32471-3, Mar ’94 [Feb ’94], £8.99, 64pp, tp, cover by Ian Miller) [Rats] Sf/horror book. Volume four in the “Rats” series.

The Leafless Forest Douglas Hill (Pan 0-330-32960-X, Sep ’94, £8.99, 294pp, tp, cover by Duncan Storr) [Apotheosis] Fantasy novel. Book two of the “Apotheosis” Trilogy.

The Lightless Dome Douglas Hill (Pan 0-330-33166-3, Sep ’94, £4.99, 304pp, pb, cover by Duncan Storr) [Apotheosis] Reprint (Pan 1993) fantasy novel. Book one of the “Apotheosis” Trilogy.

World of the Stiks Douglas Hill (Bantam UK 0-553-40655-8, Jun ’94 [Aug ’94], £2.99, pb, cover by John Avon) Young-adult sf novel.

The Mist in the Mirror Susan Hill (Mandarin 0-7493-1650-0, Oct ’94, £5.99, 185pp, pb) Reissue (Sinclair-Stevenson 1992) ghost novel.

The Woman in Black Susan Hill (Mandarin 0-7493-1424-9, Oct ’94, £5.99, 160pp, tp) Reissue (Hamish Hamilton 1983) ghost novel.

The Crystal Bucephalus Craig Hinton (Doctor Who Books 0-426-20429-8, Nov ’94, £4.99, 296pp, pb, cover by Alister Pearson) [Doctor Who: Missing Adventures] Novelization based on the Doctor Who TV series. Fourth of a new “Missing Adventures” series. This is a world-wide edition and is available in the US for $5.95.

Nightmare Hall: The Roommate Diane Hoh (Scholastic UK 0-590-55522-7, Oct ’94, £2.99, 184pp, pb) [Nightmare Hall] Reprint (Scholastic 1993) young-adult horror novel. Volume two in a new series. Copyrighted by Nola Thacker. [First U.K. edition]

Nightmare Hall: The Silent Scream Diane Hoh (Scholastic UK 0-590-55461-1, Oct ’94, £2.99, 229pp, pb) [Nightmare Hall] Reprint (Scholastic 1993) young-adult horror novel. Volume one in a new series. [First U.K. edition]

The Hollowing Robert Holdstock (HarperCollins UK 0-586-21293-0, Sep ’94, £4.99, 376pp, pb) [Mythago] Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1993) fantasy novel. Volume three in the “Mythago Wood” series.

Merlin’s Wood Robert Holdstock (HarperCollins UK 0-00-224603-1, Sep ’94 [Aug ’94], £15.99, 234pp, hc, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Mythago] Fantasy novel, fourth in the “Mythago Wood” cycle, plus two reprinted short stories.

The Kingmaking Helen Hollick (Heinemann 0-434-00068-X, Jun ’94, £9.99, 604pp, tp) [Pendragon’s Banner] Fantasy novel. Book One of the “Pendragon’s Banner” trilogy. A new version of the Arthurian myth cycle.

Expecting Someone Taller Tom Holt (Orbit 1-85723-181-3, Jan ’94, £4.99, 218pp, pb, cover by Steve Lee) Reissue (Macmillan UK 1987) humorous fantasy novel.

Faust Among Equals Tom Holt (Orbit 1-85723-197-X, Jun ’94 [May ’94], £14.99, 292pp, hc, cover by Steve Lee) Humorous fantasy novel.

Flying Dutch Tom Holt (Orbit 1-85723-017-5, Jan ’94, £4.99, 252pp, pb, cover by Steve Lee) [Who’s Afraid of Beowulf] Reissue (Orbit 1991) humorous fantasy novel.

Grailblazers Tom Holt (Orbit 1-85723-192-9, Jan ’94, £14.99, 298pp, hc, cover by Steve Lee) Humorous fantasy novel about the Grail knights.

Grailblazers Tom Holt (Orbit 1-85723-191-0, Jun ’94 [Apr ’94], £4.99, 357pp, pb, cover by Steve Lee) Reprint (Orbit 1994) humorous fantasy novel.

Here Comes the Sun Tom Holt (Orbit 1-85723-187-2, Jan ’94, £4.99, 282pp, pb, cover by Steve Lee) Reprint (Orbit 1993) humorous fantasy novel.

Outlaw Fantasy Saskia Hope (Black Lace 0-352-32920-3, May ’94 [Aug ’94], £4.99, 280pp, pb) [Wicked] Reprint (Nexus 1992 as Wild by Andrea Arven) erotic SF novel. Volume two in the “Wicked” series. This edition has been slightly bowdlerised.

Outlaw Lover Saskia Hope (Black Lace 0-352-32909-2, Jan ’94 [Feb ’94], £4.99, 276pp, pb) [Wicked] Reprint (Nexus 1991 as Wicked as by Andrea Arven) erotic sf novel. Volume one in the “Wicked” series. Note that the text in this edition has been somewhat bowdlerised.

The Puffin Book of Horror Stories ed. Anthony Horowitz (Viking UK 0-670-85382-8, Nov ’94, £9.99, 160pp, hc, cover by Julian Lee) Young-adult collection of ten pieces, including King, Dahl, an extract from Dracula, and one original.

MapHead Lesley Howarth (Walker 0-7445-2458-X, May ’94 [Dec ’94], £8.99, 160pp, hc, cover by Janet Woolley) [MapHead] Young-adult fantasy novel.

Doctor Who: Timeframe: The Illustrated History David J. Howe (Doctor Who Books 0-83639-861-1, Aug ’94, £9.99, 122pp, tp) [Doctor Who] Reprint (Doctor Who 1993) heavily illustrated media reference looking at the Doctor Who television series from its first episode through to the “New Adventures” books of 1993.

Doctor Who: The Handbook: The First Doctor David J. Howe, Mark Stammers & Stephen James Walker (Doctor Who Books 0-426-20430-1, Dec ’94, £4.99, 350pp, pb, cover by Alister Pearson) [Doctor Who] Reference book about the Doctor Who TV series. This is the third in a series of seven books looking at the series in considerable depth. Recommended (PSP). This is a world-wide edition and is available in the US for $5.95.

Fear L. Ron Hubbard (New Era 1-870451-55-4, Sep ’94, £4.99, 238pp, pb, cover by de Franck) Reprint (Gnome 1951 as part of Typewriter in the Sky & Fear) associational horror novel. This edition has the introduction and “bonus” short story, “Borrowed Glory”, from the 1991 Bridge edition.

The Iron Woman Ted Hughes (Faber and Faber 0-571-17163-X, Sep ’94 [Aug ’94], £3.99, 87pp, pb, cover by Andrew Davison) [Iron Man] Reprint (Faber 1993) young-adult fantasy novel, illustrated by Andrew Davison. Sequel to The Iron Man.

For the Crown & The Dragon Stephen Hunt (Green Nebula 0-9522885-0-8, Oct ’94, £4.99, 353pp, pb, cover by Philip Rowlands) Fantasy novel. In the physically fragmented Europe of an alternate 18th century, Taliesen and his men battle human and inhuman foes on behalf of an aristocracy which despises them. A colourful, but tough and uncompromising first novel. First of the two-volume “Triple-Realm” science fantasy series. Available from P O Box 491, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 2UJ.

Deadhead Shaun Hutson (Warner UK 0-7515-0133-6, Mar ’94, £4.99, 326pp, pb, cover by Mark Taylor) Reprint (Little, Brown UK 1993) horror novel.

White Ghost Shaun Hutson (Little, Brown UK 0-316-90798-7, Mar ’94, £14.99, 345pp, hc, cover by Mark Taylor) [Renegades] Thriller of associational interest. In the “Renegades” series.

Ape and Essence Aldous Huxley (Flamingo 0-00-654740-0, Mar ’94, £6.99, 138pp, pb, cover by Gary Powell) Reprint (Harper 1948) literary SF novel. Introduction by David Bradshaw.

Ape and Essence Aldous Huxley (Flamingo 0-00-654740-0, Mar ’94, £6.99, 138pp, pb, cover by Gary Powell) Reprint (Harper 1948) literary SF novel. Introduction by David Bradshaw.

Brave New World Aldous Huxley (Flamingo 0-00-04434-5, Jan ’94, £3.99, 237pp, pb, cover by George Snow) Reprint (Chatto & Windus 1932) literary sf novel. A trade paperback edition (-654579-3, £5.99) is also available.

Brave New World Aldous Huxley (Chatto & Windus 0-7011-6141-8, Jul ’94 [Aug ’94], £9.99, 432pp, hc) Reissue (Chatto & Windus 1932) literary sf novel.

Island Aldous Huxley (Flamingo 0-00-654734-6, Feb ’94, £6.99, 330pp, tp, cover by Ian Whadcock) Reprint (Harper & Row 1962) utopian sf novel. Includes new Introduction by David Bradshaw.

City of the Iron Fish Simon Ings (HarperCollins UK 0-00-647653-8, Jul ’94 [Jun ’94], £4.99, 314pp, pb) SF novel.

Beautiful Soup Harvey Jacobs (Ringpull 1-898051-12-7, Sep ’94 [Aug ’94], £8.99, 263pp, tp, cover by David Crowe) Reprint (Celadon Press 1990) humorous sf novel set in a future where everyone’s forehead is stamped with a barcode at birth. James Wander’s life is changed forever when his barcode is tranformed to the one on salt-free pea soup. [First U.K. edition]

The Bellmaker Brian Jacques (Hutchinson 0-09-176622-2, Jun ’94, £12.99, 336pp, hc, cover by Fangorn) [Redwall] Young-adult fantasy novel. Illustrated by Allan Curless. Volume seven in the “Redwall” series.

Martin the Warrior Brian Jacques (Red Fox 0-09-928171-6, Jun ’94 [May ’94], £4.50, 375pp, pb, cover by Fangorn) [Redwall] Reprint (Hutchinson 1993) fantasy novel. Illustrated by Gary Chalk. Volume six in the “Redwall” series.

Mossflower Brian Jacques (Legend 0-09-931921-7, Nov ’94, £4.99, 431pp, pb, cover by John Barber) [Redwall] Reprint (Hutchinson 1988) fantasy novel. Volume two in the “Redwall” series.

Redwall Brian Jacques (Legend 0-09-931911-X, Nov ’94, £4.99, 416pp, pb, cover by John Barber) [Redwall] Reprint (Hutchinson 1986) fantasy novel. Volume one in the “Redwall” series.

London Noir ed. Maxim Jakubowski (Serpent’s Tail 1-85242-308-0, Jun ’94, £7.99, 264pp, tp, cover by Geoff Grandfield) Associational original anthology of bleak, violent crime stories by many well-known fantasy and sf writers.

He, Transcendental Child Collins Jallim (The Book Guild 0-86332-946-2, Sep ’94, £10.95, 111pp, hc, cover by Louise Gardner) Fantasy novel, in which the son of a goddess and a mortal father learns to use his powers.

Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century Edward James (Oxford University Press 0-19-289244-4, Oct ’94, £7.99, 250pp, tp, cover by Robert McCall) Critical book. A hardcover edition (-219263-9, £30.00) was announced but not seen. A new approach to the history of SF, by the editor of Foundation.

The Turn of the Screw Henry James (Penguin Popular Classics 0-14-062061-3, Apr ’94, £1.00, 121pp, pb, cover by Atkinson Grimshaw) [Turn of the Screw] Reprint (Heinemann 1898 in The Two Magics) horror novel. Thrift paperback edition of the classic.

The Children of Men P. D. James (Penguin 0-14-017828-7, Mar ’94, £4.99, 351pp, pb) Reprint (Faber 1992) sf novel.

Host Peter James (Signet UK 0-45-117995-1, Nov ’94, £4.99, 624pp, pb) Reprint (Gollancz 1993) SF/horror novel about attempts to download a human consciousness into a computer.

Prophecy Peter James (Signet UK 0-451-18440-8, Oct ’94 [Dec ’94], £4.99, 368pp, pb) Reprint (Gollancz 1992) fantasy novel. A tie-in to the “Chiller” TV series.

Fission Impossible Phil Janes (Orion 1-85798-144-8, Nov ’94 [Oct ’94], £4.99, 250pp, pb, cover by Mick Posen) [Pioneer] Reprint (Millennium 1993) humorous SF novel. Book 2 of the “Pioneer” series.

The Galaxy Game Phil Janes (Millennium 1-85798-150-2, May ’94, £4.99, 212pp, pb, cover by Mick Posen) [Pioneer] Reprint (Millennium 1993) humorous SF novel. Volume one in the “Pioneer” series.

The Final Reckoning Robin Jarvis (Simon & Schuster UK 0-7500-0272-7, Oct ’94 [Nov ’94], £4.99, 305pp, tp) [Deptford Mice] Reissue (Simon & Schuster UK 1990) young-adult fantasy novel. Book 3 of “The Deptford Mice”. Illustrated by Jarvis.

The Whitby Child Robin Jarvis (Simon & Schuster UK 0-7500-1581-0, Nov ’94, £4.99, 387pp, tp) [Whitby] Young-adult fantasy novel—the young heroes and their supernatural allies from The Whitby Witches and A Warlock in Whitby battle a rejected god. Book 3 of “The Whitby Series”, illustrated by Jarvis. A hardcover edition (-1580-2, £9.99) is also available.

Children of the Flame Mike Jefferies (HarperCollins UK 0-586-21749-5, Nov ’94 [Oct ’94], £4.99, 374pp, pb) Fantasy novel. A young couple are reincarnated once again, and must unravel the secret that has cursed them through the centuries—before they are forever damned.

Stone Angels Mike Jefferies (HarperCollins UK 0-586-21527-1, Jul ’94, £4.99, 302pp, pb, cover by Geoff Taylor) Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1993) fantasy novel about a statue with a terrible secret.

Sophie’s Ghost Catherine Johnson (Pont Books 1-85902-163-8, Nov ’94, £3.95, 113pp, pb, cover by Suzanne Carpenter) Young-adult fantasy novel. When a young girl has to move to Wales, she is made even unhappier by the appearance of a ghost...then she is whisked back in time. Available from Gomer Press, Llandysul, Dyfed SA44 4BQ Wales.

Hexwood Diana Wynne Jones (Mammoth 0-7497-1848-X, Sep ’94, £3.99, 288pp, pb) Reprint (Methuen 1993) young-adult fantasy novel.

A Tale of Time City Diana Wynne Jones (Teens 0-7497-0440-3, May ’94, £2.99, 285pp, pb, cover by Alan Fraser) Reissue (Greenwillow 1987) young-adult SF novel.

Fantasy Stories ed. Diana Wynne Jones (Kingfisher 1-85697-233-X, Aug ’94 [Sep ’94], £10.99, 255pp, hc, cover by Wayne Anderson) Anthology of 18 young-adult stories and excerpts including an original novelette by the editor.

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