The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Frankenstein Mary Shelley (Simon & Schuster/Washington Square Press 0-671-53150-6, Sep ’95 [Aug ’95], $4.99, 279pp, pb, cover by Janet Woolley) [Frankenstein] Reprint (Lackington 1818) classic horror novel. This is a “WSP Enriched Classic” and includes Shelley’s 1831 introduction, critical excerpts, and extensive notes, with 16 pp. of period illustrations and photos. The introduction to this edition is by Anne K. Mellor.

The Buchanan Campaign Rick Shelley (Ace 0-441-00292-7, Dec ’95 [Nov ’95], $5.99, 375pp, pb, cover by Chris Moore) [Buchanan Campaign] Military SF novel. A peaceful colony planet is dragged into an interplanetary war.

Jump Pay Rick Shelley (Ace 0-441-00230-7, Aug ’95 [Jul ’95], $5.50, 284pp, pb, cover by Stephen Gardner) [Lucky 13th] Military SF. Third in the series featuring the “Lucky 13th” spaceborne.

The Last Time Lucius Shepard (A.S.A.P., Nov ’95, $95.00, 82pp, hc, cover by Phil Parks) Horror novella which first appeared in the British edition only of Little Deaths edited by Ellen Datlow. There is an introduction by James Blaylock, an essay by Tom Joyce, and an American and English bibliography. A limited edition of 150 in acrylic slipcase, signed by the three authors and the cover artist. Order from A.S.A.P. Publishing, 23852 Via Navarra, Mission Viejo, CA 92691; 714-455-1319.

Life During Wartime Lucius Shepard (Bantam Spectra 0-553-29066-5, Aug ’95 [Jul ’95], $5.99, 438pp, pb, cover by Mark Harrison) Reissue (Bantam 1987) SF novel. Second printing.

The Shattered Oath Josepha Sherman (Baen 0-671-87672-4, Jul ’95 [Jun ’95], $5.99, 396pp, pb, cover by Ruth Sanderson) [Prince of the Sidhe] Fantasy novel. A faerie prince is banished to the land of the humans in medieval Ireland. Book one of “Prince of the Sidhe”.

Orphans of the Night ed. Josepha Sherman (Walker 0-8027-8368-6, May ’95 [Apr ’95], $16.95, 162pp, hc, cover by Sue Ellen Brown) Original young-adult, dark fairy-tale anthology of 11 stories and two poems about some of the lesser-known supernatural creatures of the world, including the squonk, the Jersey Devil, Hawaii’s menehune, and the njuggle.

Nevernever Will Shetterly (Tor 0-812-55151-6, Oct ’95 [Sep ’95], $4.99, 214pp, pb, cover by Dennis Nolan) [Borderland] Reprint (Harcourt Brace 1993) young-adult fantasy novel set in the “Borderland” shared world series; sequel to Elsewhere.

Glimpses Lewis Shiner (AvoNova 0-380-72364-6, Aug ’95 [Jul ’95], $5.50, 328pp, pb) Reprint (Morrow 1993) rock ’n’ roll alternate-world/magic realism novel. Winner of the 1994 World Fantasy Award.

The Shape-Changer’s Wife Sharon Shinn (Ace 0-441-00261-7, Oct ’95 [Sep ’95], $4.99, 200pp, pb, cover by Dorian Vallejo) Fantasy novel. A student of sorcery is tempted by his master’s wife. A first novel.

The Oxford Book of Fantasy Stories ed. Tom Shippey (Oxford University Press 0-19-282398-1, May ’95 [Jun ’95], $14.95, 499pp, tp, cover by Pete Lyon) Reprint (Oxford UK 1994) anthology of 31 fantasy stories tracing the development of fantasy from the 1880s to the present, with an introduction by the editor and a selected bibliography.

Scorpion Shards Neal Shusterman (Tor 0-312-85506-0, Nov ’95 [Oct ’95], $18.95, 191pp, hc, cover by Gabriel Picart) [Star Shards Chronicles] Young-adult dark fantasy. Grotesquely afflicted teenaged outcasts find a purpose in life confronting evil.

Sisters in Fantasy ed. Susan Shwartz & Martin H. Greenberg (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45292-5, Jun ’95 [May ’95], $4.99, 310pp, pb, cover by Mel Odom) Original anthology of 15 fantasy stories about heroic women. Authors include Andre Norton, Lisa Goldstein, Nancy Kress, and Katharine Kerr. The introduction by Susan Shwartz discusses the need to dispel the stereotype of the Female Fantasy Writer as a writer of “elfy-welfy” stuff.

City of Dreadful Night Lee Siegel (University of Chicago Press 0-226-75689-0, Oct ’95, $15.95, 255pp, tp) Literary horror novel based on macabre tales from India, woven into an exploration of the relationship between real terror and horror fiction. Also available in hardcover ($47.50, -75688-2). Order from University of Chicago Press, Order Department, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago IL 60628; 800-621-2736.

Hot Sky at Midnight Robert Silverberg (Bantam Spectra 0-553-56935-X, Feb ’95 [Jan ’95], $5.99, 388pp, pb, cover by Michael Whelan) Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1994) SF novel.

Lord Valentine’s Castle Robert Silverberg (HarperPrism 0-06-105487-9, Jul ’95 [Jun ’95], $5.99, 506pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) [Majipoor] Reprint (Harper & Row 1980) SF novel, first in the “Majipoor” series.

The Mountains of Majipoor Robert Silverberg (Bantam Spectra 0-553-09614-1, Mar ’95 [Feb ’95], $19.95, 225pp, hc, cover by Jim Burns) [Majipoor] Short novel in the world of “Majipoor”.

The Mountains of Majipoor Robert Silverberg (Easton Press, Mar ’95 [May ’95], no price, 225pp, hc) [Majipoor] Short novel in the world of “Majipoor”. This is being published “simultaneously” with the Bantam Spectra edition listed three months ago. This leather-bound, gilt-edge edition is part of the “Signed First Editions of Science Fiction” series and is available by subscription only.

The Mountains of Majipoor Robert Silverberg (SFBC #06859, Apr ’95 [Mar ’95], $7.98, 132pp, hc, cover by Jim Burns) [Majipoor] Reprint (Bantam 1995) short novel in the “Majipoor” series.

Jane’s Bad Hare Day Carol Ann Sima (Dalkey Archive Press 1-56478-072-4, Apr ’95 [Mar ’95], $21.95, 248pp, hc, cover by R. Elkins) Literary fantasy novel, a mix of Harvey and Alice in Wonderland. A woman is mugged by a six-foot hare in Manhattan, and follows it into a surreal, Wonderland-like fable. A first novel.

Endymion Dan Simmons (Bantam Spectra 0-553-10020-3, Jan ’96 [Dec ’95], $22.95, 468pp, hc, cover by Gary Ruddell) [Hyperion] SF novel, third book in the “Hyperion” series.

The Fall of Hyperion Dan Simmons (Bantam Spectra 0-553-28820-2, Dec ’95 [Nov ’95], $5.99, 517pp, pb, cover by Gary Ruddell) [Hyperion] Reissue (Doubleday Foundation 1990) SF novel. Fourth printing.

Fires of Eden Dan Simmons (SFBC #06173, Apr ’95 [Mar ’95], $10.98, 399pp, hc, cover by Hector Garrido) Reprint (Putnam 1994) dark fantasy novel set in Hawaii. This is similar to the Putnam edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Fires of Eden Dan Simmons (HarperPrism 0-06-105614-6, Sep ’95 [Aug ’95], $5.99, 408pp, pb, cover by Rick Lieder) Reprint (Putnam 1994) dark fantasy novel. A developer angers Hawaiian gods.

Hyperion Dan Simmons (Bantam Spectra 0-553-28368-5, Dec ’95 [Nov ’95], $5.99, 482pp, pb, cover by Gary Ruddell) [Hyperion] Reissue (Doubleday Foundation 1989) SF novel. Ninth printing.

Cyberstorm Gloria Skurzynski (Simon & Schuster/Macmillan 0-02-782926-X, Jun ’95 [Jul ’95], $15.00, hc, cover by Jim Carroll) Young-adult SF novel. In a futuristic version of The Wizard of Oz, a near-future girl tries to save her dog through a virtual reality device.

Star Trek: Death’s Angel Kathleen Sky (Bantam Spectra 0-553-24983-5, Jun ’95 [May ’95], $4.99, 213pp, pb, cover by Kazuhiko Sano) [Star Trek] Reissue (Bantam 1981) Star Trek novelization. Sixth printing.

Deke!: U.S. Manned Space: From Mercury to the Shuttle Donald K. Slayton & Michael Cassutt (Tor/Forge 0-312-85918-X, Jul ’95 [Jun ’95], $14.95, 354pp, tp) Reprint (Tor 1994) associational non-fiction. The autobiography of the late Mercury astronaut Deke Slayton, written with sf writer Michael Cassutt.

Dangerous Wishes William Sleator (Penguin/Dutton 0-525-45283-4, Oct ’95 [Sep ’95], $14.99, 182pp, hc, cover by Broeck Steadman) [Spirit House] Young-adult fantasy/ghost novel, sequel to The Spirit House. Dom goes to Thailand to try to appease a vengeful spirit, and finds a computer that grants wishes.

Interstellar Pig William Sleator (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-037595-3, Jun ’95 [May ’95], $3.99, 197pp, tp, cover by Broeck Steadman) [Barney] Reprint (Dutton 1984) young-adult SF novel. Aliens invade Earth using a strange game.

Oddballs William Sleator (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-037438-8, Jun ’95 [May ’95], $3.99, 134pp, tp, cover by Steve Cieslawski) Reprint (Dutton 1993) associational collection of ten semi-autobiographical stories about the oddballs in the Sleator family.

Others See Us William Sleator (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-037514-7, Dec ’95, $3.99, 163pp, tp) Reprint (Dutton 1993) young-adult SF novel. A teen dunked in toxic waste develops telepathic powers.

Singularity William Sleator (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-037598-8, Dec ’95 [Nov ’95], $3.99, 170pp, tp, cover by Broeck Steadman) Reprint (Dutton 1985) young-adult SF horror novel. Something in the locked shed out back keeps locals away from uncle’s farm.

Tales of Zothique Clark Ashton Smith (Necronomicon Press 0-940884-71-2, Jun ’95, $11.95, 224pp, tp, cover by Jason C. & Homer D. Eckhardt) [Zothique] Collection of 21 related stories, edited by Will Murray with Steve Behrends. The introduction and postscript by Murray give a history of the story cycle, and lost stories. This is a much-revised edition of Zothique (Ballantine 1970) edited by Lin Carter, with additional fragments, re-orderings, and reconciliation of texts — enough to consider it a new book. Available from Necronomicon Press, PO Box 1304, West Warwick RI 02893.

Norstrilia Cordwainer Smith (NESFA Press 0-915368-61-7, Feb ’95 [Mar ’95], $20.95, 249pp, hc, cover by John Berkey) [Instrumentality of Mankind] Reprint (Del Rey 1975) SF novel, with an appendix of the material changed when the novel was split up for magazine publication, published as two volumes, then later recombined. The introduction is by Alan C. Elms. Order from NESFA Press, PO Box 809, Framingham MA 01701-0203; add $2.00 postage.

Future Boston ed. David Alexander Smith (Tor/Orb 0-312-89028-1, Feb ’95 [Jan ’95], $13.95, 384pp, tp, cover by Wayne Barlowe) Reprint (Tor 1994) shared-world anthology of 27 stories by eight authors.

Star Trek Voyager: The Escape Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Pocket 0-671-52096-2, May ’95 [Apr ’95], $5.50, 244pp, pb) [Star Trek: Voyager] Star Trek novelization. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

The Dark One Guy N. Smith (Zebra 0-8217-4941-2, May ’95 [Apr ’95], $4.50, 252pp, pb) Horror novel. Babysitting a 12-year-old for a weekend turns into a Satanic experience.

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Johanna M. Smith (St. Martin’s/Bedford 0-312-04469-0, Jun ’95, $10.95, 358pp, tp) [Frankenstein] Reissue (Bedford 1992) non-fiction, part of the “Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism” series. Seventh printing. This contains the complete 1831 text, plus five critical essays that examine the work from different contemporary critical perspectives: Marxist, feminist, psychoanalytic, cultural, and reader-response criticism. Also includes an introduction providing biographical and historical contexts, and a survey of major critical response over time. [Mary W. Shelley]

Dark Visions #2: The Possessed L. J. Smith (Pocket Archway 0-671-87455-1, Feb ’95 [Jan ’95], $3.50, 212pp, pb, cover by Danilo Ducak) [Dark Visions] Young-adult horror novel about a group of psychic teens haunted by a vision of a white house on a cliff.

Dark Visions III: The Passion L. J. Smith (Pocket Archway 0-671-87456-X, Apr ’95 [Mar ’95], $3.50, 211pp, pb, cover by Danilo Ducak) [Dark Visions] Young-adult horror novel, third in the series about a group of psychic teens. A powerful crystal is needed to stop a dangerous experiment that turns one teen into a psychic vampire.

The Secret Circle Volume II: The Captive L. J. Smith (HarperPaperbacks 0-06-106406-8, Oct ’95 [Sep ’95], $1.99, 306pp, pb) [Secret Circle] Reissue (HarperPaperbacks 1992) young-adult horror novel. The high-school in crowd is a coven. This is a special edition with a new ISBN and the “special value” price printed on the cover. Packaged by Daniel Weiss and Associates, and copyrighted by them and the author.

Classic Star Wars: The Lando Calrissian Adventures L. Neil Smith (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-39443-7, Apr ’95 [Mar ’95], $10.00, 409pp, tp, cover by William Schmidt) [Star Wars: Lando Calrissian] Reissue (Ballantine Del Rey 1994) omnibus of novelizations based on the Star Wars character. Copyrighted by Lucasfilm.

Pallas L. Neil Smith (Tor 0-812-50904-8, May ’95 [Apr ’95], $5.99, 447pp, pb, cover by Nick Jainschigg) Reprint (Tor 1993) SF political adventure novel.

Shadowrun: Who Hunts the Hunter Nyx Smith (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45369-7, May ’95 [Apr ’95], $4.99, 270pp, pb, cover by Romas Croallus) [Shadowrun] Fantasy novelization, #16 in the series based on the role-playing game. Copyrighted by FASA.

Wren’s War Sherwood Smith (Harcourt Brace 0-15-200977-9, Mar ’95 [Feb ’95], $17.00, 210pp, hc, cover by Dennis Nolan) [Wren] Young-adult fantasy novel, third in the “Wren” series. The mage-school students save the kingdom one more time before graduation.

The Rifter’s Covenant Sherwood Smith & Dave Trowbridge (Tor 0-812-52027-0, Mar ’95 [Feb ’95], $4.99, 462pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) [Exordium] SF novel, fourth book of the “Exordium” series.

Other Nature Stephanie Smith (Tor 0-312-85638-5, Oct ’95 [Sep ’95], $21.95, 253pp, hc, cover by Shelley Eshkar) SF novel. Adults in a small town on the Oregon coast in the 21st century resist changes to humanity made by genetic engineering.

The Flight of Michael McBride Midori Snyder (Tor 0-812-52271-0, Sep ’95 [Aug ’95], $4.99, 297pp, pb, cover by Enric) Reprint (Tor 1994) Celtic-Western fantasy novel.

The Trespassers Zilpha Keatley Snyder (Delacorte 0-385-31055-2, Aug ’95, $14.95, 200pp, hc, cover by Robert Hunt) Young-adult horror novel. Kids play in a haunted mansion where the new residents are more dangerous than the ghosts.

My Name Is Amelia Donald J. Sobol (Simon & Schuster/Atheneum 0-689-31970-3, Oct ’94 [Jan ’95], $12.95, 105pp, hc, cover by Eunice Roberts) Young-adult SF novel. A shipwrecked girl washes up on a mysterious island where researchers are tampering with time.

Valentine S. P. Somtow (Tor 0-812-51240-5, Feb ’95 [Jan ’95], $5.99, 438pp, pb, cover by Joe DeVito) [Timmy Valentine] Reprint (Gollancz 1992) horror novel, sequel to Vampire Junction.

Vampire Junction S. P. Somtow (Tor 0-812-52596-5, Sep ’95 [Aug ’95], $5.99, 362pp, pb, cover by Joe DeVito) [Timmy Valentine] Reissue (Starblaze 1984) vampire novel. Second printing.

Vanitas S. P. Somtow (Transylvania Press 1-55135-003-3, May ’95 [Jul ’95], $65.00, 333pp, hc, cover by Val Lakey-Lindahn) [Timmy Valentine] Third novel in the “Valentine” trilogy. Signed, limited edition of 500. This is the official (Canadian) first edition (the Gollancz UK edition is due in July), and the author’s preferred text. Order from Transylvania Press, PO Box 75012 - WRPS, White Rock BC Canada V4A 9M4.

Vanitas S. P. Somtow (Tor 0-312-85513-3, Nov ’95, $23.95, 352pp, hc, cover by Joe DeVito) [Timmy Valentine] Vampire novel, third in the “Timmy Valentine” trilogy. First US edition. (Transylvania Press Canada; Gollancz UK 1995)

The Dark Chronicles: Volume III: Triumph Cynthia Soroka (Flash Blasters 1-881374-72-6, Jan ’95, $5.99, 428pp, pb, cover by Theodore Johnson) [Dark Chronicles] Sword & Sorcery novel, third book in the series. Available from Flash Blasters, 253 Closter Dock Road, Closter NJ 07624.

Shadowrun #18: Worlds Without End Caroline Spector (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45496-0, Oct ’95 [Sep ’95], $4.99, 264pp, pb, cover by Peter Peebles) [Shadowrun] Novelization based on the role-playing games. Copyrighted by FASA Corporation. This first novel is the third book in the “Immortals Trilogy”, with prequels to follow.

Résumé with Monsters William Browning Spencer (The Permanent Press 1-877946-53-2, Feb ’95, $22.00, 212pp, hc, cover by Bob Rowe) Associational satiric contemporary novel of a man whose working places are supposedly haunted by Lovecraft’s monsters. Available from The Permanent Press, Noyac Road, Sag Harbor NY 11963.

Zod Wallop William Browning Spencer (St. Martin’s 0-312-13629-3, Nov ’95 [Oct ’95], $21.95, 278pp, hc, cover by Denis Tiani) Magic realism/fantasy novel. A children’s book illustrator’s last book is coming to life.

Journals of the Plague Years Norman Spinrad (Bantam Spectra 0-553-37399-4, Sep ’95 [Aug ’95], $9.95, 147pp, tp) SF novella first published in 1988 as part of the Full Spectrum anthology. This is its first solo publication, and includes a new afterword by Spinrad.

Pictures at 11 Norman Spinrad (Bantam 0-553-57265-2, Oct ’95 [Sep ’95], $5.99, 453pp, pb, cover by Francisco Maruca) Reprint (Bantam 1994) associational thriller.

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