The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Zero Gravity Freefall [#0, October 1994] ed. Margaret Danielson (Lake Retreat Publishing; Ravensdale, WA, $1.00, 24pp, quarto, cover by Sheryl Burnham) Preview issue.

The Zone [No. 1, Summer 1994] ed. Tony Lee (S.A. Publishing, £2.00, 38pp, A4, cover by Kevin Cullen) Small press sf fiction magazine. Available from S.A. Publishing, 13 Hazely Combe, Arreton, Isle of Wight, PO30 3AJ.
  • 3 · Editorial · Tony Lee · ed
  • 4 · Misunderstanding · John Light · ss
  • 8 · Bruce Boston: The Collector of Nightmares · John Francis Haines · si [Bruce Boston]
  • 9 · Future Past: An Exercise in Horror · Bruce Boston · pm Asimov’s Jul ’94
  • 9 · Curse of the Clone’s Wife · Bruce Boston · pm
  • 9 · Five Principles of the Star Poem · Bruce Boston · pm Star*Line, 1985
  • 10 · The Nightmare Collector · Bruce Boston · pm Night Cry Spr ’87
  • 10 · Old Robots Are the Worst · Bruce Boston · pm IASFM Oct ’89
  • 10 · In the Darkened Hours · Bruce Boston · pm The Nightmare Collector, 2AM, 1988
  • 11 · A Top 10 Science Fiction Novels · Kevin Lyons · ar
  • 12 · Linoleum Sky · N. D. Long · ss
  • 16 · Thomas M. Disch: Echoing Round His Bones · Rhys H. Hughes · iv [Thomas M. Disch]
  • 18 · A Page from Your Book · Charles M. Saplak · ss
  • 21 · Conflict and Culture Under Foreign Stars · Tony Lee · iv Strange Adventures #41 ’92 [C. J. Cherryh]; revised
  • 24 · Sun Daze in S.F.: Maintaining a Safe Distance · William P. Moody · ar
  • 26 · Word Works · Misc. · br
  • 30 · Screen Scene · Misc. · mr
  • 34 · Sci-Fi Movies: Not S.F. as We Know It · Peter Schilling · ar
  • 38 · A Top 10 Science Fiction Novels · Tony Lee · ar

_SF in Non-Genre Publications [1994]

Virtual Death Shale Aaron (HarperPrism 0-06-105430-5, Aug ’95 [Jul ’95], $4.50, 293pp, pb, cover by Peter Gudynas) SF novel set in an apocalyptic near future. A legendary “death artist” plans a comeback death that might be her last.

Virtual Death Shale Aaron (Easton Press, Oct ’95, no price, 293pp, hc, cover by Peter Gudynas) SF novel set in an apocalyptic near future. A legendary “death artist” plans a comeback death that might be her last. This special, signed, limited, leatherbound, gilt-edged edition is part of the “First Editions of Science Fiction” series, available by subscription only. This is being published “simultaneously” with the HarperPrism paperback edition listed in July; this is the first hardcover edition.

Doom: Hell on Earth Dafydd ab Hugh & Brad Linaweaver (Pocket Star 0-671-52562-X, Aug ’95 [Jul ’95], $4.99, 248pp, pb) [Doom] Military SF novelization, second in the series based on the computer games. Copyrighted by Id Software.

Doom: Knee-Deep in the Dead Dafydd ab Hugh & Brad Linaweaver (Pocket Star 0-671-52555-7, Aug ’95 [Jul ’95], $4.99, 250pp, pb) [Doom] Military SF novelization based on the computer games “Doom” and “Doom II”. Copyrighted by Id Software.

Dark Sun: Cinnabar Shadows Lynn Abbey (TSR 0-7869-0181-0, Jul ’95, $5.99, 312pp, tp, cover by Brom) [Dark Sun: Chronicles of Athas] Novelization based on the role-playing game; book four in the “Chronicles of Athas”.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams (Ballantine 0-345-39180-2, Nov ’95 [Oct ’95], $6.99, 216pp, pb) [Hitchhiker] Reprint (Pan 1979) humorous SF novel, first in the “Hitchhiker’s Trilogy”.

Life, the Universe, and Everything Douglas Adams (Ballantine 0-345-39182-9, Nov ’95 [Oct ’95], $6.99, 232pp, pb) [Hitchhiker] Reprint (Pan 1982) humorous SF novel, third in the “Hitchhiker’s” trilogy.

The Original Hitchhiker Radio Scripts Douglas Adams (Crown/Harmony 0-517-88384-8, May ’95 [Apr ’95], $15.00, 248pp, tp, cover by Peter Cross) [Hitchhiker] Reprint (Pan 1985 as The Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy: The Original Radio Scripts) compendium of radio scripts. This is the 10th anniversary edition, but only the cover has changed.

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe Douglas Adams (Ballantine 0-345-39181-0, Nov ’95 [Oct ’95], $6.99, 245pp, pb) [Hitchhiker] Reprint (Pan 1980) humorous SF novel, second in the “Hitchhiker’s” trilogy.

Two Complete Novels Douglas Adams (Wings 0-517-11912-9, 1994 [Feb ’95], $9.99, 436pp, hc, cover by Ian Greathead) [Dirk Gently] Omnibus of the two “Dirk Gently” fantasy novels, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency and The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul. This is an instant remainder edition. First American omnibus edition (Pan 1993, under the two titles.)

A Creepy Company Joan Aiken (Dell Yearling 0-440-40993-4, Feb ’95 [Jan ’95], $3.99, 152pp, tp, cover by Mary Grandpré) Young-adult collection of ten “ghostly” stories. Reprints eight of the 11 stories from the British edition (Gollancz 1993) and adds two later ones. First American edition.

A Fit of Shivers Joan Aiken (Dell Yearling 0-440-41120-3, Nov ’95 [Dec ’95], $4.50, 147pp, tp, cover by Mary Grandpré) Reprint (Gollancz 1990) young-adult collection of ten “ghostly” stories.

Give Yourself a Fright Joan Aiken (Dell Yearling 0-440-41014-2, May ’95, $3.99, 180pp, tp, cover by Mary Grandpré) Reprint (Delacorte 1989) young-adult collection of 13 stories of the supernatural.

Is Underground Joan Aiken (Dell 0-440-41068-1, Aug ’95 [Jul ’95], $3.99, 242pp, pb, cover by Edward Gorey) [Alternate England; James III] Reprint (Cape 1992) young-adult alternate history adventure featuring Is Twite (Dido’s younger sister.)

Aunt Weird Lloyd Alan (HarperTrophy 0-06-440560-5, Mar ’95, $3.95, 118pp, tp, cover by Eric Petersen) [House of Horrors] Young-adult horror novel, #4 in the “House of Horrors” series. The new babysitter does voodoo-like magic with dolls. Packaged and copyrighted by Parachute Press.

Night of the Gargoyle Lloyd Alan (HarperTrophy 0-06-440604-0, Sep ’95 [Aug ’95], $3.95, 120pp, tp, cover by Vince Natale) [House of Horrors] Young-adult horror novel, “House of Horrors” #6. Packaged and copyrighted by Parachute Press.

Singer to the Sea God Vivien Alcock (Dell Yearling 0-440-41003-7, Mar ’95 [May ’95], $3.99, 199pp, tp) Reprint (Methuen 1992) young-adult fantasy based on Greek myth.

The Detached Retina Brian W. Aldiss (Syracuse University Press 0-8156-0370-3, Jul ’95 [May ’95], $16.95, 224pp, tp, cover by Peder Balke) Non-fiction collection of 24 essays on SF and related topics. Four of the essays are previously unpublished, and the rest have been updated or revised. Also announced in hardcover (-2681-9, $39.95) but not seen. First US edition (Liverpool 1995). Syracuse University Press, 1600 Jamesville Avenue, Syracuse NY 13244-5160; credit card orders 800-365-8929.

A Ring in a Case Yuz Aleshkovsky (Northwestern University Press/Hydra 0-8101-1138-1, Jun ’95 [May ’95], $24.95, 249pp, hc, cover by Odilon Redon) Satiric dark quasi-fantasy. Demons, many drawn from Russian tradition and literature, haunt a determined atheist in post-Gorbachev Moscow. Translated by Jane Anne Miller.

Star Trek Creator: The Authorized Biography of Gene Roddenberry David Alexander (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45440-5, Mar ’95 [Feb ’95], $6.99, 649pp, pb) [Star Trek] Reprint (Penguin/Roc 1994) non-fiction, the authorized biography of Gene Roddenberry, with an introduction by Majel Barrett Roddenberry.

The Arkadians Lloyd Alexander (Penguin/Dutton 0-525-45415-2, Jun ’95 [May ’95], $15.99, 272pp, hc, cover by Trina Schart Hyman) Young-adult fantasy in which a boy, a girl, and a donkey have various adventures in a fantasy society based on ancient Greece.

The House Gobbaleen Lloyd Alexander (Penguin/Dutton 0-525-45289-3, Aug ’95, $15.99, unpaginated, hc, cover by Diane Goode) Children’s picture book. A man and his cat chase off an unwanted fairy guest with stories of an imaginary monster.

Glimpses Roger Alexander (Delphic Publications 0-9642850-0-2, Mar ’95, $24.95, 310pp, hc) Allegorical SF novel. In 2515, humans exist only as computer-stored memories and preserved genetic material, and their only hope is spaceship arks that will carry the chosen few to new planets — if the Antichrist doesn’t stop them first. A first novel. Available from Delphic Publications, Inc., 362 Gulf Breeze Parkway #107, Gulf Breeze FL 32561; 800-260-3759. Add $3.00 shipping.

Reservation Blues Sherman Alexie (Atlantic Monthly Press 0-87113-594-9, Jun ’95 [May ’95], $21.00, 306pp, hc, cover by Wendell Minor) Literary fantasy novel. An old man’s deal with the devil brings him to an Indian reservation, where his magic guitar leads young Spokane Indians to form a band. A first novel.

New Dominions: Fantasy Stories by Virginia Writers ed. Mike & Anita Allen (Allen & Allen Productions, 1995 [Oct ’95], $4.95, 76pp, ph, cover by Ted Guerin) Chapbook original anthology of seven short stories, five poems, and a set of short vignettes; one poem is a reprint. This is the first edition we have seen, but it is marked as the second edition. Available from Allen & Allen Productions, PO Box 13511, Roanoke VA 24034-3511.

Allies & Aliens Roger MacBride Allen (Baen 0-671-87658-9, Jun ’95 [May ’95], $5.99, 726pp, pb, cover by Paul Alexander) [Torch of Honor] Omnibus of two military SF novels, The Torch of Honor (Baen 1985) and Rogue Powers (Baen 1986), both revised, with a brief introduction explaining the nature and extent of the revisions.

Isaac Asimov’s Inferno Roger MacBride Allen (SFBC #06293, Jan ’95, $8.98, 226pp, hc, cover by Ralph McQuarrie) [Robot] Reprint (Millennium 1994) SF novel, second in a series continuing Isaac Asimov’s “Robot” series. This is similar to the Ace trade paperback edition, and has the Ace ISBN and UPC on the back jacket, along with the SFBC number.

The Shattered Sphere Roger MacBride Allen (Tor 0-812-53016-0, Sep ’95 [Aug ’95], $5.99, 491pp, pb, cover by Boris Vallejo) [Hunted Earth] Reprint (Tor 1994) SF novel, sequel to The Ring of Charon.

Star Wars: Ambush at Corellia Roger MacBride Allen (Bantam Spectra 0-553-29803-8, Mar ’95 [Feb ’95], $5.99, 308pp, pb, cover by Drew Struzan) [Star Wars: Corellian Trilogy] SF novelization based on the Star Wars movies, book one of the “Corellian Trilogy”. Copyrighted by Lucasfilm Ltd.

Star Wars: Assault at Selonia Roger MacBride Allen (Bantam Spectra 0-553-29805-4, Jul ’95 [Jun ’95], $5.99, 289pp, pb, cover by Drew Struzan) [Star Wars: Corellian Trilogy] Star Wars novelization, second volume in the “Corellian Trilogy”. Copyrighted by Lucasfilm Ltd.

Star Wars: Showdown at Centerpoint Roger MacBride Allen (Bantam 0-553-29806-2, Oct ’95 [Sep ’95], $5.99, 301pp, pb, cover by Drew Struzan) [Star Wars: Corellian Trilogy] SF novelization, third in the “Corellian Trilogy”. Copyrighted by Lucasfilm Ltd.

Star Wars: The Corellian Trilogy Roger MacBride Allen (SFBC #10274, Nov ’95 [Oct ’95], $14.98, 686pp, hc, cover by Drew Struzan) [Star Wars: Corellian Trilogy] Omnibus of three SF novelizations (Ambush at Corellia, Assault at Selonia, and Showdown at Centerpoint, all Bantam Spectra 1995) based on the Star Wars movies. Copyrighted by Lucasfilm Ltd. This edition has both the SFBC number on the back jacket and an ISBN (1-56865-156-2) on the copyright page.

Doc Sidhe Aaron Allston (Baen 0-671-87662-7, May ’95 [Apr ’95], $5.99, 337pp, pb, cover by David Mattingly) [Doc Sidhe] Fantasy novel set in an alternate world where an elven “Doc Savage” fights evil in a strangely familiar 1930s New York.

The War of the Saints Jorge Amado (Bantam 0-553-37440-0, Mar ’95 [Feb ’95], $10.95, 357pp, tp, cover by Bascove) Reprint (Bantam 1993) literary magic realism novel with real fantasy elements. Translation by Gregory Rabassa.

The Man Who Turned Into Himself David Ambrose (St. Martin’s/Picador 0-312-13119-4, Aug ’95 [Jul ’95], $10.00, 196pp, tp, cover by Eric Dinyer) Reprint (Jonathan Cape 1993) literary SF novel about a man trapped inside himself in an alternate universe.

Lost Magic Berthe Amoss (Hyperion 0-7868-1034-3, May ’95 [Apr ’95], $4.50, 184pp, tp, cover by Diane Stanley) Reprint (Hyperion 1993) young-adult fantasy.

Millennium Jack Anderson (Tor 0-812-52258-3, Oct ’95 [Sep ’95], $5.99, 424pp, pb, cover by Shelley Eshkar) Reprint (Forge 1994) SF thriller novel. A journalist saves an alien visitor from Earth’s human dangers.

Blindfold Kevin J. Anderson (Warner Aspect 0-446-60247-7, Nov ’95 [Oct ’95], $5.99, 377pp, pb, cover by Stephen Youll) SF novel. In a fragile society dependent on telepaths as Truthsaysers, someone is trying to subvert the system.

Climbing Olympus Kevin J. Anderson (Easton Press, Mar ’95, no price, 297pp, hc) SF novel of men who are surgically transformed in order to colonize Mars. This special leatherbound, gilt-edge edition is part of the “Signed First Editions of Science Fiction” series, and is available only by subscription. Published “simultaneously” with Warner edition listed seven months ago; this is the first hardcover edition.

Star Wars: Darksaber Kevin J. Anderson (Bantam Spectra 0-553-09974-4, Nov ’95 [Oct ’95], $22.95, 399pp, hc, cover by Drew Struzan) [Star Wars] SF novelization based on characters from the Star Wars films. Copyrighted by Lucasfilm.

Star Wars: Darksaber Kevin J. Anderson (SFBC #10655, Jan ’96 [Dec ’95], $8.98, 370pp, hc, cover by Drew Struzan) [Star Wars] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1995) SF novelization based on characters from the movies. This is similar to the Spectra edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The X-Files: Ground Zero Kevin J. Anderson (HarperPrism 0-06-105223-X, Dec ’95 [Nov ’95], $20.00, 290pp, hc) [X-Files] Novelization, third in the series based on the TV show. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

Ill Wind Kevin J. Anderson & Doug Beason (Tor/Forge 0-312-85760-8, Jun ’95 [May ’95], $23.95, 383pp, hc, cover by Tim Jacobus) SF thriller of biotechnology and ecological disaster.

Born of Elven Blood Kevin J. Anderson & John Betancourt (Simon & Schuster/Atheneum 0-689-31815-4, Jun ’95, $15.00, 138pp, hc, cover by John Howe) Young-adult fantasy novel. Packaged and partially copyrighted by Byron Preis Visual Publications; text copyrighted by the authors.

The Illustrated Star Wars Universe Kevin J. Anderson & Ralph McQuarrie (Bantam Spectra 0-553-09302-9, Dec ’95 [Oct ’95], $35.00, 208pp, hc, cover by Ralph McQuarrie) [Star Wars] Pictorial guide to the worlds of Star Wars, supposedly a series of articles written by a different author for each planet. The art, by several artists, includes new paintings by McQuarrie, the main concept artist for all three films. Copyrighted by Lucasfilm Ltd.

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