The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Vurt Jeff Noon (Crown 0-517-59991-0, Feb ’95 [Jan ’95], $22.00, 342pp, hc) [Vurt] Psychedelic SF novel. Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award. First American edition (Ringpull 1993).

Vurt Jeff Noon (BOMC, Apr ’95 [Mar ’95], $17.50, 342pp, hc) [Vurt] Reprint (Ringpull 1993) psychedelic SF novel, winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award. This is identical to the Crown 1995 edition, except it lacks a price and has the BOMC code on the back jacket.

Vurt Jeff Noon (BOMC/QPBC #73-8626, Dec ’95 [Nov ’95], $13.95, 342pp, tp) [Vurt] Reprint (Ringpull 1993) SF novel. This Quality Paperback Book Club edition is otherwise similar to the Crown hardcover, but lacks a price and ISBN.

Fortune’s Wheel Lisanne Norman (DAW 0-88677-675-9, Aug ’95 [Jul ’95], $5.99, 646pp, pb, cover by Romas Kukalis) [Sholan Alliance] SF novel, sequel to Turning Point. Rescued from the reptiloid Valtegans by the cat-like Sholans, Carrie (Terran) and Kusac (Sholan) find a very mixed reception to their telepathic bond and resulting romance.

The Hands of Lyr Andre Norton (AvoNova 0-380-77097-0, Jun ’95 [May ’95], $5.50, 388pp, pb, cover by Gary Ruddell) Reprint (Morrow AvoNova 1994) fantasy novel.

Mirror of Destiny Andre Norton (Morrow AvoNova 0-688-13988-4, Mar ’95, $22.00, 394pp, hc, cover by Matt Stawicki) Fantasy novel. A wisewoman’s apprentice uses a magic mirror to stop a war between humans and faerie, and prevent her own forced marriage.

Mirror of Destiny Andre Norton (SFBC #07786, Aug ’95, $10.98, 284pp, hc, cover by Matt Stawicki) Reprint (Morrow AvoNova 1995) fantasy novel. This is similar to the AvoNova edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Firehand Andre Norton & P. M. Griffin (Tor 0-812-51984-1, Aug ’95 [Jul ’95], $4.99, 279pp, pb, cover by Walter Velez) [Time Traders] Reprint (Tor 1994) SF novel in the “Time Traders” series.

The Elvenbane Andre Norton & Mercedes Lackey (Tor 0-812-51175-1, Jun ’95, $5.99, 566pp, pb, cover by Boris Vallejo) [Halfblood Chronicles] Reissue (Tor 1991) fantasy novel. Fourth printing.

Elvenblood Andre Norton & Mercedes Lackey (Tor 0-312-85548-6, Jun ’95 [May ’95], $22.95, 348pp, hc, cover by Boris Vallejo) [Halfblood Chronicles] Fantasy novel, second book in “The Halfblood Chronicles”.

Elvenblood Andre Norton & Mercedes Lackey (SFBC #10190, Nov ’95 [Oct ’95], $10.98, 348pp, hc, cover by Boris Vallejo) [Halfblood Chronicles] Reprint (Tor 1995) fantasy novel, second book in “The Halfblood Chronicles”. This is similar to the Tor edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Key of the Keplian Andre Norton & Lyn McConchie (Warner Aspect 0-446-60220-5, Jul ’95 [Jun ’95], $5.50, 293pp, pb, cover by Kevin Johnson) [Witch World: Secrets] Fantasy novel, volume 1 of the “Secrets of the Witch World” trilogy.

Empire of the Eagle Andre Norton & Susan Shwartz (Tor 0-812-51393-2, May ’95 [Apr ’95], $5.99, 416pp, pb, cover by Peter Goodfellow) Reprint (Tor 1993) historical fantasy novel about an ancient Roman in China.

Forgotten Realms: Masquerades Kate Novak & Jeff Grubb (TSR 0-7869-0152-7, Jul ’95, $5.99, 376pp, tp) [Forgotten Realms: Harpers] Novelization based on the role-playing games, tenth in “The Harpers” sub-series. Copyrighted by TSR.

Pawn’s Dream Eric Nylund (AvoNova 0-380-77887-4, May ’95 [Apr ’95], $4.99, 345pp, pb, cover by Eric Peterson) Fantasy novel. A night clerk at a mini-mart finds his dreams merging with reality.

Haunted: Tales of the Grotesque Joyce Carol Oates (Penguin/Plume 0-452-27374-9, Feb ’95 [Jan ’95], $10.95, 310pp, tp, cover by Edvard Munch) Reprint (Dutton 1994) collection of 16 stories of horror and the grotesque, with an afterword by the author.

Aurora Sally Odgers (HarperCollinsAustralia/Moonstone 0-7322-5127-3, May ’95 [Apr ’95], A$9.95, 130pp, pb, cover by Tony Pyrzakowski) Young-adult SF story about a human-seeming orphaned alien girl secretly raised by humans.

F.R.E.E.Lancers Mel Odom (TSR 0-7869-0113-6, Jun ’95 [May ’95], $4.95, 311pp, tp, cover by Robh Ruppel) [F.R.E.E.Lancers] SF novelization based on the “Top Secret/S.I.” role-playing game. Copyrighted by TSR.

Under the Healing Sign Nick O’Donohoe (Ace 0-441-00180-7, Mar ’95 [Feb ’95], $4.99, 339pp, pb, cover by Vincent Segrelles) [Crossroads] Fantasy novel, second in the “Crossroads” series. Veterinarians help mythic creatures flee as Crossroads is invaded.

Door Number Three Patrick O’Leary (Tor 0-312-85872-8, Nov ’95 [Oct ’95], $23.95, 384pp, hc, cover by Nicholas Jainschigg) Philosophical SF novel in the Philip K. Dick quasi-reality style. A first novel.

A Ceremonial Death B. J. Oliphant (Ballantine/Fawcett Gold Medal 0-449-14897-1, Jan ’96 [Dec ’95], $5.99, 283pp, pb) [Shirley McClintock] Associational autobiographical mystery novel, sixth book featuring New Mexico rancher/detective Shirley McClintock. Oliphant is a pseudonym for Sheri S. Tepper.

Star Trek: Twilight’s End Jerry Oltion (Pocket 0-671-53873-X, Jan ’96 [Dec ’95], $5.99, 272pp, pb) [Star Trek] Star Trek novelization, #77 in the series. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

ON SPEC: The First Five Years The ON SPEC Editorial Collective (Tesseract 1-895836-08-5, Jun ’95, C$7.95, 255pp, pb) Anthology of 22 stories from On Spec: the Canadian Magazine of Speculative Writing. There is an introduction by editor Barry Hammond. A hardcover edition (-12-3, C$21.95) was announced but not seen. Available from Tesseract Books/The Books Collective, 214-21 10405 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton Alberta Canada T5J 3S2; 403-448-0590.

A Long Time Dead A. J. Orde (Ballantine/Fawcett 0-449-22359-0, Jun ’95 [May ’95], $5.50, 280pp, pb) Associational mystery novel. Orde is a pseudonym for Sheri S. Tepper.

Gaia’s Toys Rebecca Ore (Tor 0-312-85781-0, Aug ’95 [Jul ’95], $22.95, 317pp, hc, cover by Shelley Eshkar) Dystopian SF novel of nanotech, biotech, and eco-terrorism.

Slow Funeral Rebecca Ore (Tor 0-812-51604-4, Aug ’95 [Jul ’95], $4.99, 314pp, pb) Reprint (Tor 1994) fantasy novel about a witch from Berkeley drawn home to the Virginia backwoods.

The Ethereal Corridors: Power of the Crystal Dave Orion (Northwest Publishing 1-56901-237-7, Jul ’95, $9.95, 299pp, tp) Science-fantasy novel. A one-armed man learns to walk the corridors to different dimensions, and acquires a mechanical arm with a mind of its own. A first novel; Orion is a pen-name for Dave Carew. Available from Northwest Publishing Incorporated, 6906 South 300 West, Salt Lake City UT 84047.

Iroshi Cary Osborne (Ace 0-441-00130-0, Nov ’95 [Oct ’95], $4.99, 216pp, pb, cover by Jean-Francois Podevin) [Iroshi] SF samurai novel. A woman ronin roams colony planets looking for Enlightenment.

A Basket of Wishes Rebecca Paisley (Dell 0-440-21651-6, Aug ’95, $4.99, 391pp, pb) Fantasy romance novel. An adult fairy tale: inbred fairies send a princess to mate with a human duke.

Sweet William Jessica Palmer (Pocket 0-671-88017-9, Nov ’95 [Dec ’95], $5.50, 342pp, pb) Horror novel of a demonically possessed child.

Out of This World ed. Andrea Paradis (Quarry Press/National Library of Canada 1-55082-150-4, May ’95 [Nov ’95], C$19.95, 264pp, tp, cover by Henri Julien) Non-fiction anthology of 26 essays on Canadian SF & F by authors incl. John Clute, Charles de Lint, Elisabeth Vonarburg, and Phyllis Gotlieb, with a foreword by Judith Merril, and an intro. by Allan Weiss and Hugh Spencer. This was part of the “Out of This World” exhibit of the Nat’l Library of Canada with the Merrill Collection of the Toronto Public Library, and includes a bibliography of books on exhibit. Copyrighted by Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada. A French-language edition (as Visions d’autres mondes) was announced but not seen. Order from Quarry Press, PO Box 1061, Kingston ON K7L 4Y5, Canada; 613-548-8429.

Battletech 18: Highlander Gambit Blaine Lee Pardoe (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45381-6, Jun ’95 [May ’95], $4.99, 355pp, pb, cover by Romas Kukalis) [Battletech] Novelization based on the SF role-playing game. Copyrighted by FASA.

Celestis Paul Park (Tor 0-312-85899-X, Jun ’95 [May ’95], $21.95, 287pp, hc, cover by Peter Elson) SF novel of human and alien interaction. First US edition (HarperCollins UK 1993 as Coelestis).

Deep Thoughts: The Proceedings of Life, the Universe, & Everything XI ed. Marny K. Parkin (TLE Press, 1994 [Jan ’95], $12.00, 215pp, tp) Non-fiction collection of 11 papers and speeches presented at the 1993 symposium by such guests as Barbara Hambly, Orson Scott Card, and Kevin J. Anderson. Available from LTU&E Proceedings Volume, 3163 JKHB, Provo UT 84602; checks must be made payable to Life, the Universe, & Everything.

The Bars on Satan’s Jailhouse Norman Partridge (Roadkill Press, Jul ’95, $7.00, 38pp, ph, cover by Melissa Sherman) Western horror short story printed as a limited-edition pamphlet. A gunslinger with magic boots goes after an evil rancher. Available from Roadkill Press, 10380 Ralston Road, Arvada CO 80004; add $1.00 postage.

Spyder Norman Partridge (Subterranean Press, Nov ’95, $8.00, 22pp, ph, cover by Timothy Standish) Horror story in chapbook form. This is a signed, limited edition of 500. Order from Subterranean Press, PO Box 190106, Burton MI 48519. The price includes postage.

Kiss of the Vampire Francine Pascal (Bantam Sweet Valley 0-553-56690-3, Sep ’95 [Aug ’95], $4.50, 281pp, pb) [Sweet Valley Univerity] Young-adult vampire horror novel, #3 in the “Sweet Valley Univerity Thriller Edition” series. Copyrighted by the author; copyright page states “Conceived by Francine Pascal, Produced by Daniel Weiss Associates.”

Fall-Out Gudrun Pausewang (Viking 0-670-86104-9, May ’95 [Apr ’95], $13.99, 172pp, hc, cover by Lynne Russell) Young-adult SF thriller. Two children flee nuclear disaster. Translated by Patricia Crampton from Die Wolke (Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier 1987). First US edition (Viking UK 1994).

The Dragons of the Rhine Diana L. Paxson (Morrow AvoNova 0-688-13986-8, Jan ’95, $23.00, 371pp, hc, cover by Donato) [Wodan’s Children] Historical fantasy novel, volume two in a retelling of the Nibelungenlied.

The Dragons of the Rhine Diana L. Paxson (AvoNova 0-380-76527-6, Dec ’95 [Nov ’95], $5.99, 371pp, pb, cover by Donato) [Wodan’s Children] Reprint (Morrow AvoNova 1995) historical fantasy, second in the “Wodan’s Children” trilogy.

The Shield Between the Worlds Diana L. Paxson & Adrienne Martine-Barnes (AvoNova 0-380-75802-4, May ’95 [Apr ’95], $4.99, 317pp, pb, cover by Jean Targete) [Fionn mac Cumhal] Reprint (Morrow AvoNova 1994) Celtic fantasy novel, second in the “Chronicles of Fionn mac Cumhal”.

Sword of Fire and Shadow Diana L. Paxson & Adrienne Martine-Barnes (Morrow AvoNova 0-688-14156-0, Aug ’95 [Jul ’95], $22.00, 426pp, hc, cover by Jean Targete) [Fionn mac Cumhal] Celtic fantasy novel, third in the “Chronicles of Fionn Mac Cumhal”.

The Gormenghast Novels Mervyn Peake (Overlook/Tusk 0-87951-628-3, Nov ’95 [Dec ’95], $23.95, 1173pp, tp, cover by J. K. Potter) [Gormenghast] Revised (Overlook 1988 as The Gormenghast Trilogy) omnibus of the three restored “Gormenghast” novels, with introductions by Anthony Burgess (from the 1988 edition) and Quentin Crisp (from 1996), plus 12 critical essays, and the few extant pages from the unfinished fourth novel, Titus Awakes.

The Final Dream & Other Fictions Daniel Pearlman (Permeable Press 1-882633-05-9, Jul ’95 [Sep ’95], $14.95, 268pp, tp, cover by Ellen Alva Hales) Collection of 12 SF stories, with an introduction by George Zebrowski and illustrations by Jill Tyler. Available from Permeable Press, 47 Noe Street, Suite 4, San Francisco CA 94114-1017.

Lost in Cyberspace Richard Peck (Penguin/Dial 0-8037-1931-0, Sep ’95 [Aug ’95], $14.99, 151pp, hc, cover by Broeck Steadman) [Lost in Cyberspace] Young-adult humorous SF. Josh’s best friend thinks he can time-travel via computer — and really disappears.

Cybersurfers: Pirates on the Internet Ted Pedersen & Mel Gilden (Putnam/Price Stern Sloan 0-8431-3933-1, Sep ’95 [Aug ’95], $3.95, 143pp, pb, cover by Geoffrey Gove) [Cybersurfers] Young-adult cyber-adventure on the Internet. Series concept copyrighted by Price Stern Sloan; text copyrighted by the authors.

St. James Guide to Science Fiction Writers ed. Jay P. Pederson (St. James Press 1-55862-179-2, Dec ’95, $135.00, 1175pp, hc) Non-fiction, reference. A bio-bibliographical guide to over 600 science fiction writers. This is the fourth edition of the book previously titled Twentieth-Century Science Fiction Writers, with new editors, and extensively revised. Robert Reginald is Bibliographic Editor, and the entries are considerably more thorough than in previous editions. There is a preface by H. Bruce Franklin. Order from St. James Press, 835 Penobscot Building, 645 Griswold St., Detroit MI 48226; orders 800-877-4253.

Maniac John Peel (Pocket Archway 0-671-88735-1, Jun ’95 [May ’95], $3.50, 195pp, pb) Young-adult horror novel. Ancient, dream-stealing parasites drive students to madness and death.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #6: Field Trip John Peel (Pocket Minstrel 0-671-88287-2, Aug ’95 [Jul ’95], $3.99, 111pp, tp, cover by Alan Gutierrez) [Star Trek: Deep Space Nine] Young-adult Star Trek novelization with internal illustrations by Todd Cameron Hamilton. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

Tombstones: Dances with Werewolves John Peel (Pocket Archway 0-671-53529-3, Oct ’95 [Sep ’95], $3.99, 152pp, pb, cover by Bill Schmidt) [Tombstones] Young-adult werewolf novel.

Tombstones: The Last Drop John Peel (Pocket Archway 0-671-53530-7, Dec ’95, $3.99, 150pp, pb, cover by Steven Stroud) [Tombstones] Young-adult horror novel. Are the town’s teens being killed by polluters, or vampires?

The Killing Star Charles Pellegrino & George Zebrowski (Morrow AvoNova 0-688-13989-2, Apr ’95 [Mar ’95], $22.00, 340pp, hc, cover by Vincent DiFate) SF novel. Aliens try to wipe out the human race.

The Killing Star Charles Pellegrino & George Zebrowski (Easton Press, Jun ’95, no price, 340pp, hc, cover by Vincent DiFate) SF novel in which aliens try to wipe out the human race. This special signed, leather-bound, gilt-edged edition is part of the “Signed First Editions of Science Fiction” series, available only by subscription. This is being published “simultaneously” with the Morrow edition which appeared in March.

The Hanukkah Ghosts Malka Penn (Holiday House 0-8234-1145-1, Nov ’95, $14.95, 76pp, hc, cover by Trina Schart Hyman) Young-adult time travel novella. A girl is mysteriously transported back to WWII England.

Terminal Games Cole Perriman (Bantam 0-553-57243-1, Aug ’95 [Jul ’95], $5.99, 546pp, pb, cover by Larry Lurin) Reprint (Bantam 1994) SF “cyberthriller.” Perriman is a pen-name for Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin.

The Forever Drug Steve Perry (Ace 0-441-0142-4, Feb ’95 [Jan ’95], $5.50, 287pp, pb, cover by Barclay Shaw) [Venture Silk] SF novel of interplanetary espionage featuring “Venture Silk”; sequel to Spindoc.

The House on Cherry Street #2: The Horror Rodman Philbrick & Lynn Harnett (Scholastic/Apple 0-590-25514-2, Jul ’95 [Jun ’95], $3.50, 142pp, tp) [House on Cherry Street] Young-adult horror novel, second in a series about a haunted house that doesn’t like baby-sitters — or children.

The House on Cherry Street #3: The Final Nightmare Rodman Philbrick & Lynn Harnett (Scholastic/Apple 0-590-25515-0, Aug ’95 [Jul ’95], $3.50, tp) [House on Cherry Street] Young-adult horror novel, last in the trilogy about a haunted house.

The House on Cherry Street #1: The Haunting Rodman Philbrick & Lynn Harnett (Scholastic/Apple 0-590-25513-4, Jun ’95 [May ’95], $3.50, 153pp, tp) [House on Cherry Street] Young adult horror, in which a family spends their summer vacation in a haunted house. First of a three-book series.

Operation Elbow Room Joseph J. Phillips (Fithian Press 1-56474-138-9, Jul ’95, $11.95, 240pp, tp) SF novel. Mars colonists are balked by a rock-like life form with an agenda of its own. Available from Fithian Press, PO Box 1525, Santa Barbara CA 93102; credit card orders: 800-662-8351.

Teacher Vic is a Vampire...Retired Jerry Piasecki (Bantam Skylark 0-553-48281-5, Sep ’95 [Aug ’95], $3.50, 120pp, tp, cover by David Gaadt) Young-adult humorous vampire novel.

Evil in the Attic Linda Piazza (Avon Flare 0-380-77576-X, Jun ’95 [May ’95], $3.99, 156pp, pb) Young-adult horror novel. A psychic teen tries to stop a cursed music box.

Dryland’s End Felice Picano (Masquerade/Richard Kasak 1-56333-279-5, Nov ’95 [Dec ’95], $12.95, 500pp, tp) Dystopian novel of men in a decaying, matriarchal techno-empire 5,000 years in the future.

Pentacle Tom Piccirilli (Pirate Writings 0-9640168-2-6, Jun ’95 [May ’95], $5.99, 124pp, tp, cover by Keith Minnion) Quasi-novel made up of five related horror stories about a necromancer and his demon familiar wandering contemporary America. There is an introduction by Jack Cady. Order from: Pirate Writings Publishing, 53 Whitman Ave., Islip NY 11751; 516-224-1130.

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