The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Two-Bear Mambo Joe R. Lansdale (Warner/Mysterious Press 0-89296-491-X, Sep ’95 [Aug ’95], $19.95, 273pp, hc, cover by Dan Osyczka) [Hap Collins; Leonard Pine] Associational voodoo mystery novel.

Weird Business Joe R. Lansdale & Richard Klaw (Mojo Press 1-885418-02-7, Feb ’95 [May ’95], $29.95, 414pp, hc, cover by Dave Dorman) Graphic anthology of 23 illustrated tales by writers including Ambrose Bierce, Robert Bloch, Norman Partridge, Edgar Allan Poe, Howard Waldrop, and many more. Available from Mojo Press, PO Box 140005, Austin TX 78754; add $2.05 postage.

Girls to the Rescue: Tales of Clever, Courageous Girls from Around the World ed. Bruce Lansky (Meadowbrook Press 0-88166-215-1, Oct ’95, $3.95, 105pp, tp) Young-adult anthology of ten fairy and folk tales, eight original, that feature strong female characters. Authors include Vivian Vande Velde, Bruce Lansky, and Linda Cave. Distributed by Simon & Schuster, with a second ordering ISBN, 0-671-89979-1. Meadowbrook Press, 18318 Minnetonka Blvd, Deephaven MN 55391; 612-473-5400; 800-338-2232.

Black Death R. Karl Largent (Leisure 0-8439-3797-1, Jun ’95 [May ’95], $4.99, 368pp, pb) Reissue (Leisure 1988) horror novel about the resurfacing of an ancient flesh-eating bacteria, with new packaging to tie in to recent scares.

Film Into Books: An Analytical Bibliography of Film Novelizations, Movie and TV Tie-Ins Randall D. Larson (Scarecrow Press 0-8108-2928-2, Apr ’95 [Jun ’95], $69.50, 608pp, hc) Non-fiction critical examination and bibliography of that widely despised (and “highly misunderstood”) sub-genre, novelizations. Includes interviews with more than 50 authors who share their perspectives of the hows and whys of tie-ins. Authors mentioned include Isaac Asimov, Piers Anthony, John Jakes, Ramsey Campbell, Robert Bloch, and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. Order from University Press of America, 4720 Boston Way, Lanham MD 20706; credit card orders: 800-462-6420.

Modes of the Fantastic: Selected Essays from the Twelfth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts ed. Robert A. Latham & Robert A. Collins (Greenwood Press 0-313-29085-7, Oct ’95, $69.50, 234pp, hc) Collection of 25 essays with a focus on fantasy and politics. Order from Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, Box 5007, Westport CT 06881; credit card orders: 800-225-5800.

Pendragon Stephen Lawhead (SFBC #06616, Feb ’95 [Jan ’95], $10.98, 436pp, hc, cover by Mick Posen) [Pendragon Cycle] Reprint (Morrow AvoNova 1994) Arthurian fantasy novel, fourth book of the “Pendragon Cycle”.

Arthur Stephen R. Lawhead (AvoNova 0-380-70890-6, Sep ’95 [Aug ’95], $5.99, 446pp, pb, cover by Mike Posen) [Pendragon Cycle] Reissue (Crossway 1989) Arthurian fantasy novel. Book three of “The Pendragon Cycle”. Eighth printing.

Merlin Stephen R. Lawhead (AvoNova 0-380-70889-2, Sep ’95, $5.99, 447pp, pb, cover by Mike Posen) [Pendragon Cycle] Reissue (Crossway 1988) Arthurian fantasy novel. Book two of “The Pendragon Cycle”. Tenth printing.

Pendragon Stephen R. Lawhead (AvoNova 0-380-71757-3, Sep ’95 [Aug ’95], $5.99, 436pp, pb, cover by Mike Posen) [Pendragon Cycle] Reprint (Morrow AvoNova 1994) Arthurian fantasy novel. Book four of “The Pendragon Cycle”.

Taliesin Stephen R. Lawhead (AvoNova 0-380-70613-X, Sep ’95 [Aug ’95], $5.99, 486pp, pb, cover by Mike Posen) [Pendragon Cycle] Reissue (Crossway 1987) Arthurian fantasy novel. Book one of “The Pendragon Cycle”. 11th Printing.

Murder in Scorpio Martha C. Lawrence (St. Martin’s 0-312-13567-X, Nov ’95 [Dec ’95], $21.95, 227pp, hc, cover by Tristan A. Elwell) [Elizabeth Chase] Mystery novel about a detective/parapsychologist with psychic abilities. A first novel.

The Stake Richard Laymon (Zebra 0-8217-4897-1, Apr ’95 [Mar ’95], $4.99, 507pp, pb) Reprint (Headline 1990) horror novel. A horror writer finds a corpse with a stake in its chest.

The Dispossessed Ursula K. Le Guin (HarperPrism 0-06-105488-7, Jun ’95 [May ’95], $5.50, 387pp, pb, cover by Danilo Ducak) [League of All Worlds] Reprint (Harper & Row 1974) utopian SF novel.

A Fisherman of the Inland Sea Ursula K. Le Guin (Easton Press, Apr ’95, no price, 191pp, hc) Reprint (HarperCollins 1994) collection of eight stories, with an introduction by the author. There is a preface by James Gunn, and interior illustrations by Pat Morrissey. This special signed, leather-bound, gilt-edge edition is part of the “Signed First Editions of Science Fiction” series, available by subscription only.

A Fisherman of the Inland Sea Ursula K. Le Guin (HarperPrism 0-06-105491-7, Sep ’95 [Aug ’95], $4.99, 207pp, pb, cover by Kirk Reinert) Reprint (HarperPrism 1994) collection.

Four Ways to Forgiveness Ursula K. Le Guin (HarperPrism 0-06-105234-5, Sep ’95 [Aug ’95], $20.00, 229pp, hc, cover by Danilo Ducak) [Werel & Yeowe] Collection of four related SF novellas, including the award-winning ’Forgiveness Day’. There is also a section of “Notes on Werel and Yeowe”, the twin planets on which the stories are set.

Four Ways to Forgiveness Ursula K. Le Guin (Easton Press, Nov ’95, no price, 228pp, hc) [Werel & Yeowe] Collection of four related SF novellas, with an introduction by James Gunn, and frontispiece by Pat Morrissey. This special signed, leatherbound, gilt-edged edition is part of the “First Editions of Science Fiction” series, available only by subscription. This is being published “simultaneously” with the HarperPrism edition seen in August.

Skin Tight Orbit Elaine Lee (NBM Amerotica 1-56163-118-3, Apr ’95 [Mar ’95], $9.95, unpaginated, tp, cover by Craig Hamilton) Graphic collection of erotic SF stories written by Elaine Lee and illustrated by Michael Kaluta, Will Simpson, Mary Wilshire, and Phil Winslade. Some stories are set in the future of Lee’s play, Starstruck.

Bright Messengers Gentry Lee (Bantam Spectra 0-553-09006-2, Jun ’95 [May ’95], $21.95, 354pp, hc, cover by Stephen Youll) [Rama] SF novel, set loosely in the “Rama” universe. This is Lee’s first solo novel.

The Unicorn War John Lee (Tor 0-312-85913-9, Jul ’95 [Jun ’95], $22.95, 352pp, hc) [Unicorn Saga] Fantasy novel, fifth and final volume in the “Unicorn Saga”.

Stan Lee’s Riftworld: Odyssey Stan Lee & Bill McCay (Boulevard 1-57297-069-3, Jan ’96 [Dec ’95], $5.99, 422pp, pb, cover by Claude Goodwin) [Riftworld] SF novel. A comic-book artist has the mental ability to tap into the Rift and bring back beings from other dimensions. Packaged and copyrighted by Bryon Preiss Multimedia Company.

The Ultimate Silver Surfer ed. Stan Lee (Boulevard 1-57297-029-4, Nov ’95 [Oct ’95], $12.00, 339pp, tp, cover by Mike Zeck & Phil Zimelman) Original anthology of 15 stories based on the cosmic comic-book character. Each story is illustrated by one of the comic’s artists. Packaged by Byron Preiss Multimedia. Copyrighted by Marvel Entertainment Group.

Darkness, I Tanith Lee (St. Martin’s 0-312-13956-X, Jan ’96 [Dec ’95], $24.95, 408pp, hc) [Blood Opera] Horror novel, third in the “Blood Opera” sequence. First US edition (Little, Brown UK 1994).

The Vonnegut Encyclopedia Marc Leeds (Greenwood Press 0-313-29230-2, Nov ’94 [Jan ’95], $75.00, 693pp, hc, cover by Kurt Vonnegut) Non-fiction reference to the works of Vonnegut, cataloging characters, themes, imagery, and much more. Available from Greenwood Publishing, 88 Post Road West, Box 5007, Westport, CT 06881; credit card orders: 800-225-5800. [Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.]

Collecting Shane Stevens, a.k.a. J.W. Rider John Legg (Black Diamond 0-9644069-0-X, Apr ’95 [Mar ’95], $24.95, 88pp, tp) Non-fiction bibliography of a writer noted for hard-hitting crime novels. Includes photos of Stephen King and Isaac Asimov. Available from Black Diamond Books, P.O. Box 20081, Charleston WV 25362-1081; 304-344-9816. [Shane Stevens]

Ill Met in Lankhmar Fritz Leiber (White Wolf/Borealis 1-56504-926-8, Oct ’95 [Sep ’95], $19.99, 337pp, hc, cover by Mike Mignola & Sherilyn Van Valkenburgh) [Fafhrd & Gray Mouser] Omnibus of the first two collections featuring Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser, Swords and Deviltry (Ace 1970) and Swords Against Death (Ace 1970). There is a new introduction by Michael Moorcock. The introductory material by Leiber himself is taken from the 1977 Gregg Press editions, and includes pieces dated 1962, 1973, 1974, and 1977.

Ray Bradbury Presents: Dinosaur Conquest Stephen Leigh (AvoNova 0-380-76283-8, Oct ’95 [Sep ’95], $4.99, 226pp, pb, cover by Nicholas Jainschigg) [Dinosaur Planet] SF novel, “Dinosaur Planet” #6. Illustrated by Cortney Skinner. Packaged and copyrighted by Byron Preiss Visual Publications.

Ray Bradbury Presents: Dinosaur Empire Stephen Leigh & John J. Miller (AvoNova 0-380-76282-X, Mar ’95 [Feb ’95], $4.99, 226pp, pb, cover by Wayne D. Barlowe) [Dinosaur Planet] Time-travel SF novel, fifth book of the “Dinosaur Planet” series based on ideas by Ray Bradbury. Illustrated by Nicholas Jainschigg and Cortney Skinner. Packaged and coyrighted by Byron Preiss Visual Publications.

Highcastle Stanislaw Lem (Harcourt Brace 0-15-140218-3, Sep ’95 [Aug ’95], $22.00, 146pp, hc) Non-fiction autobiography. A memoir of Lem’s youth, translated from the Polish (Wydawnictwo Lierackie, Krakow 1975 as Wysoki zamek) by Michael Kandel.

Peace on Earth Stanislaw Lem (Harcourt Brace/Harvest 0-15-600242-6, Jan ’96 [Dec ’95], $11.00, 234pp, tp, cover by Brad Weinman) Reprint (Harcourt Brace 1994) satirical SF novel featuring Ijon Tichy, the man who went to the moon to save Earth, and came back with a split brain. Translated from the Polish by Elinor Ford with Michael Kandel. Originally published as Pokoj Na Ziemi (Krakow 1987).

The Gaia War Mark Leon (AvoNova 0-380-77873-4, Nov ’95 [Oct ’95], $4.99, 314pp, pb, cover by Eric Peterson) [Mind-Surfer] Science fantasy novel, sequel to Mind Surfer. Lew Slack fights ecological destruction and a man-made goddess, Gaia.

A Bookman’s Fantasy: How Science Fiction Became Respectable and Other Essays Fred Lerner (NESFA Press 0-915368-65-X, Feb ’95, $11.95, 97pp, tp, cover by Merle Insinga) Non-fiction collection of 24 essays (two not previously published, the remainder published in largely obscure sources) about SF, book collecting, librarians, and Vermont, with original introductions to each section. This book was issued to commemmorate Lerner’s appearance as a Guest of Honor at the 1995 Boskone. Order from NESFA Press, PO Box 809, Framingham MA 01701-0203; $2.00 postage.

Amnesia Moon Jonathan Lethem (Harcourt Brace 0-15-100091-3, Sep ’95 [Aug ’95], $20.00, 247pp, hc, cover by Alexander Munn) Post-holocaust, literary SF/fantasy road novel.

Gun, with Occasional Music Jonathan Lethem (Tor 0-312-85878-7, Mar ’95 [Feb ’95], $10.95, 262pp, tp, cover by Michael Koelsch) Reprint (Harcourt Brace 1994) SF mystery novel.

The Drowned Elizabeth Levy (Hyperion 0-7868-0135-2, Oct ’95, $16.95, 190pp, hc, cover by Broeck Steadman) Young-adult horror novel. Teenagers are murdered so a drowned boy’s ghost can walk the earth.

The Misfit Apprentice Robert Levy (Houghton Mifflin 0-395-68077-8, Mar ’95 [Feb ’95], $14.95, 183pp, hc, cover by N. Taylor Blanchard) Young-adult fantasy novel. A would-be magician fails her training, and sets out to seek her fortune.

A Book of Narnians: The Lion, the Witch and the Others C. S. Lewis (HarperCollins 0-06-025009-7, Oct ’95 [Sep ’95], $16.95, 88pp, hc, cover by Pauline Baynes) [Narnia] Non-fiction young-adult guide to the characters of “Narnia”, using quotes from the “Chronicles of Narnia”, compiled by James Riordan, and large color illustrations by Pauline Baynes. First US edition (Collins 1994).

Memento Mori Shariann Lewitt (Tor 0-312-85625-3, Dec ’95 [Nov ’95], $21.95, 286pp, hc, cover by Bruce Jensen) SF novel of a grim planet taken over by artificial intelligence, opposed only by artists and philosophers.

Called to Darkness J. V. Lewton (Zebra/Z-Fave 0-8217-4914-5, Apr ’95 [Mar ’95], $3.99, 220pp, pb) Young-adult horror novel. A teen finds a girlfriend who seems to be part vampire, part fairy — and pursued by otherworldly enemies.

Noctuary Thomas Ligotti (Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0235-4, May ’95 [Apr ’95], $8.95, 194pp, tp) Reprint (Robinson 1994) collection of horror stories.

Marks of Our Brothers Jane Lindskold (AvoNova 0-380-77847-5, Jun ’95 [May ’95], $4.99, 248pp, pb, cover by Matt Stawicki) SF novel. A murderous corporate employee is distracted from her vendetta by the discovery of intelligent life forms on a colony planet.

The Pipes of Orpheus Jane Lindskold (AvoNova 0-380-77848-3, Oct ’95 [Sep ’95], $4.99, 249pp, pb, cover by Kevin Johnson) Fantasy novel. Orpheus captures five kids and sends them to the Underworld to rescue Euridice.

Follow the Wind Bo Links (Simon & Schuster 0-671-51058-4, Apr ’95 [Jul ’95], $21.00, 251pp, hc, cover by Wendell Minor) Fantasy golf novel. The greatest golfers of the past gather in a golfing Valhalla called The Club.

The Secret World of Alex Mack #3: Bad News Babysitting! Ken Lipman (Pocket Minstrel 0-671-53446-7, Aug ’95, $3.99, 133pp, pb) [Secret World of Alex Mack] Young-adult novelization based on the cable TV series about a teen with psionic powers. Copyrighted by Nickelodeon.

Mind of the Magic Holly Lisle (Baen 0-671-87654-6, May ’95 [Apr ’95], $5.99, 305pp, pb, cover by Clyde Caldwell) [Fire in the Mist] Fantasy novel, third in the series that began with Fire in the Mist. Faia Rissedotte accidentally resurrects a legendary wizard — and eliminates her world’s magic in the process.

Sympathy for the Devil Holly Lisle (Baen 0-671-87703-8, Jan ’96 [Dec ’95], $5.99, 243pp, pb, cover by Clyde Caldwell) [Devil’s Point] Humorous fantasy novel. A good woman’s wish brings the denizens of Hell to Earth.

Mall, Mayhem & Magic Holly Lisle & Chris Guin (Baen 0-671-87678-3, Aug ’95 [Jul ’95], $5.99, 249pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) Fantasy novel. A working grimoire turns up in a mall bookstore.

University Bentley Little (Penguin/Signet 0-451-18390-8, Apr ’95 [Mar ’95], $4.99, 416pp, pb) Horror novel. An uncontrollable evil takes over the University of California at Brea.

The Ghost of Thomas Kempe Penelope Lively (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-037794-8, Sep ’95, $3.99, 186pp, tp, cover by Scott Gladden) Reprint (Heinemann 1973) Young-adult dark fantasy novel about a home haunted by a sorcerer’s ghost.

Brian Boru: Emperor of the Irish Morgan Llywelyn (Tor 0-312-85623-7, Jun ’95 [May ’95], $14.95, 157pp, hc, cover by Ciruelo Cabral) Associational young-adult historical novel retelling the story of Ireland’s legendary first High King. First US edition (Ireland 1990).

Finn Mac Cool Morgan Llywelyn (Tor 0-812-52401-2, Mar ’95 [Feb ’95], $6.99, 531pp, pb, cover by Jim Fitzpatrick) Reprint (Tor 1994) historical novel with fantasy elements.

Silverhand: The Arcana Bk. I Morgan Llywelyn & Michael Scott (Baen 0-671-87652-X, Apr ’95 [Mar ’95], $22.00, 417pp, hc, cover by Gary Ruddell) [Arcana] Fantasy novel, first in a new series. A student mage begins a quest to find the objects of “The Arcana” to defeat evil twin rulers.

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