The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Giant’s Boot Charles Ashton (Walker 0-7445-4106-9, Jun ’95 [Aug ’95], £6.99, 108pp, hc, cover by Peter Melnyczuk) Young-adult fantasy novel.

The Complete Stories: Volume Two Isaac Asimov (HarperCollins UK 0-00-648016-0, Jan ’95 [Dec ’94], £5.99, 464pp, pb, cover by Christopher Brown) Reprint (Doubleday Foundation 1990 as part of Complete Stories: Volume I) SF/fantasy collection. With its companion volume, Complete Stories: Volume One (HarperCollins UK, 1994) the pair make up all of the original omnibus. This collection contains Nightfall and Other Stories (Doubleday 1959), plus one more story, “The Ugly Little Boy”.

Gold Isaac Asimov (HarperCollins UK 0-00-224621-X, Oct ’95 [Sep ’95], £14.99, 345pp, hc) Reprint (HarperPrism 1995) collection of 15 stories, 18 essays on SF, and 20 essays on writing SF. [First U.K. edition]

Arthor A. A. Attanasio (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-61775-6, Jun ’95, £16.99, 278pp, hc, cover by Mick Van Houten) [Arthor] Fantasy novel. Second in a new Arthurian series following The Dragon and the Unicorn. The adolescent Arthor becomes a pawn in Morgeu’s magical revenge on Merlin.

The Dragon and the Unicorn A. A. Attanasio (NEL 0-340-61772-1, Jun ’95 [May ’95], £5.99, 483pp, pb, cover by Mick Van Houten) [Arthor] Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1994) Arthurian fantasy novel, first in a series.

Arthor A. A. Attanasio (NEL 0-340-61776-4, Nov ’95 [Oct ’95], £5.99, 389pp, pb, cover by Mick Van Houten) [Arthor] Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1995) fantasy novel. Sequel to The Dragon and the Unicorn.

The Clan of the Cave Bear Jean M. Auel (NEL 0-340-26883-2, Jul ’95 [Sep ’95], £5.99, 587pp, pb, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Earth’s Children] Reprint (Crown 1980) prehistoric adventure with fantasy elements. First of the series. 29th printing.

The Mammoth Hunters Jean M. Auel (NEL 0-340-39311-4, Nov ’95 [Dec ’95], £5.99, 784pp, pb, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Earth’s Children] Reissue (Crown 1985) prehistoric adventure with fantasy elements. Third of the “Earth’s Children” series; 16th printing.

The Valley of Horses Jean M. Auel (NEL 0-340-32964-5, Jul ’95 [Sep ’95], £5.99, 588pp, pb, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Earth’s Children] Reprint (Crown 1982) prehistoric adventure with fantasy elements. Second of the series. 21st printing.

Mr. Vertigo Paul Auster (Faber and Faber 0-571-17345-4, Jan ’95, £5.99, 278pp, pb, cover by Art Spiegelman) Reprint (Faber 1994) literary fantasy of boy taught by his mentor to fly and walk on water.

The Matrix Jonathan Aycliffe (HarperCollins UK 0-00-649319-X, Nov ’95 [Dec ’95], £6.99, 238pp, tp, cover by Simon Marsden) Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1994) dark fantasy novel.

Cassandra: Princess of Troy Hilary Bailey (Pan 0-330-32128-5, Jun ’95, £4.99, 487pp, pb, cover by Giraudon) Reprint (Cape 1993) historical novel with light fantasy elements: the Trojan Wars as narrated by Cassandra.

Frankenstein’s Bride Hilary Bailey (Simon & Schuster UK 0-671-71917-3, Jan ’95 [Dec ’94], £12.99, 248pp, hc) [Frankenstein] What might have happened if Frankenstein had made a companion for his creation.

Frankenstein’s Bride Hilary Bailey (Touchstone 0-671-85422-4, Oct ’95 [Nov ’95], £5.99, 248pp, pb) [Frankenstein] Reprint (Simon & Schuster UK 1995) fantasy novel. What might have happened if Victor had made a mate for his monster, and let her live.

The Palace of Souls Robin Bailey (NEL 0-450-55673-5, Apr ’95 [Mar ’95], £5.99, 279pp, pb, cover by Chris Achilleos) [Brothers of the Dragon] Reprint (Roc 1995 as Triumph of the Dragon) fantasy novel. Volume Three of the “Brothers of the Dragon” trilogy. The book is copyrighted by Bryon Preiss Visual Publications, Inc. [First U.K. edition]

CrashCourse Wilhelmina Baird (Roc UK 0-45-118557-9, Oct ’95, £4.99, 277pp, pb) [Crashcourse] Reprint (Ace 1993) cyberpunk SF thriller about cyber-cinema performers in danger when they realise that one of them is a mass killer. First of a series. [First U.K. edition]

Blood and Chrysanthemums Nancy Baker (Signet Creed 0-45-118397-5, Sep ’95, £4.99, 282pp, pb) [Ardeth Alexander] Reprint (Viking Canada 1994) dark fantasy novel. Second in the “Ardeth Alexander” series after The Night Inside. [First U.K. edition]

The Night Inside Nancy Baker (Signet Creed 0-45-118327-4, May ’95, £4.99, 312pp, pb) [Ardeth Alexander] Reprint (Fawcett Columbine 1993) vampire horror novel about the relationship between a young woman and a vampire held captive by ruthless enemies. A first novel. [First U.K. edition]

The Fermata Nicholson Baker (Vintage UK 0-09-928671-8, Jan ’95, £5.99, 303pp, pb) Reprint (Chatto & Windus 1994) literary fantasy of a man who can freeze time — and indulge sexual fantasies.

Raptor Red Robert T. Bakker (Bantam UK 0-593-03919-X, Sep ’95 [Aug ’95], £12.99, 241pp, hc, cover by Steve Youll) SF novel. A fictionalised account of a year in the life of a female raptor 120 million years ago as she tries to re-cast her life after the death of her mate. A first novel by a noted paleontologist.

The Torturer Jim Ballantyne (Gollancz 0-575-05228-7, Sep ’95, £4.99, 239pp, pb) Horror novel. A hitman who tortures his victims to death is stalked by supernatural forces. This pseudonymous novel is by a “well-known London crime writer.”

Crash J. G. Ballard (Vintage UK 0-09-933491-7, Jan ’95, £5.99, 224pp, pb) [Crash] Reprint (Cape 1973) associational novel. This edition has a new Introduction by Ballard.

The Day of Forever J. G. Ballard (Flamingo 0-586-08991-8, Jun ’95, £5.99, 126pp, tp, cover by Chris Moore) Reprint (Panther 1967) collection of 10 SF stories.

Rushing to Paradise J. G. Ballard (Flamingo 0-00-654814-8, Sep ’95 [Aug ’95], £5.99, 239pp, pb, cover by John Harris) Reprint (Flamingo 1994) associational ecological satire.

Whit Iain Banks (Little, Brown UK 0-316-91436-3, Sep ’95, £15.99, 455pp, hc, cover by Peter Brown) Associational contemporary novel of Scottish religious cult fragmenting from within.

Against a Dark Background Iain M. Banks (Orbit 1-85723-179-1, Jan ’95 [Dec ’94], £6.99, 487pp, pb) Reprint (Orbit 1993) downbeat SF novel about the quest for the fabled lazygun.

Consider Phlebas Iain M. Banks (Orbit 1-85723-138-4, Jun ’95 [Jul ’95], £6.99, 467pp, tp, cover by Mark Salwowski) [Culture] Reissue (Macmillan UK 1987) SF novel.

Feersum Endjinn Iain M. Banks (Orbit 1-85723-273-9, Jun ’95 [May ’95], £5.99, 279pp, pb, cover by Mark Salwowski) Reprint (Orbit 1994) SF novel. Far-future thriller, semi-narrated in compacted English: a King’s machiavellian attempt to ensure his own survival, and the annihilation of all enemies.

The Player of Games Iain M. Banks (Orbit 1-85723-146-5, Jun ’95 [Jul ’95], £6.99, 309pp, tp, cover by Mark Salwowski) [Culture] Reissue (Macmillan UK 1988) SF novel.

The Indian in the Cupboard Lynne Reid Banks (Collins 0-00-675185-7, Dec ’95, £3.99, 160pp, pb) [Indian in the Cupboard] Reissue (Dent 1981) young-adult fantasy novel. First in the “Indian” series. A film tie-in edition.

The Return of the Indian and The Secret of the Indian Lynne Reid Banks (Collins 0-00-675211-X, Dec ’95, £4.99, 304pp, pb) [Indian in the Cupboard] Young-adult fantasy omnibus of the second and third novels in the “Indian” series. A film tie-in edition. The books are separately paginated.

Clive Barker’s Books of Blood: Volume VI Clive Barker (Warner UK 0-7515-1651-1, Oct ’95, £4.99, 214pp, pb) Reissue (Sphere 1985) collection of dark fantasy stories. A tie-in edition. The cover title is Lord of Illusions, and the spine is Clive Barker’s Books of Blood Volume 6 Featuring Lord of Illusions. The new film is based on the included ‘The Last Illusion’.

Everville Clive Barker (HarperCollins UK 0-00-647225-7, Apr ’95, £5.99, 640pp, pb) [The Art] Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1994) Dark fantasy epic, sequel to The Great and Secret Show. The strange horrors of the Quiddity lurk just outside a small town in Oregon.

The Thief of Always Clive Barker (Collins 0-00-675169-5, Oct ’95 [Nov ’95], £3.99, 202pp, tp) Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1992) fantasy novel. Newly illustrated by Stephen Player.

Kaleidoscope Century John Barnes (Millennium 1-85798-274-6, Jun ’95, £8.99, 252pp, tp, cover by Don Carroll) SF novel. A hardcover edition (-269-X, £15.99) is also available. [First U.K. edition]

Mother of Storms John Barnes (Millennium 1-85798-244-4, Mar ’95, £5.99, 455pp, pb) Reprint (Tor; Millennium 1994) SF novel set in 2028 about the worldwide effects of superpowerful storms.

Witch Queen of Vixania Morgana Baron (Nexus 0-352-32917-3, 1995 [Jul ’95], £4.99, 243pp, pb) Reissue (Nexus 1994) pseudonymous sword & sorcery erotica. First of an intended series.

Judge Dredd Neal Barrett, Jr. (Boxtree 0-7522-0661-3, Jul ’95 [Jun ’95], £4.99, 279pp, pb) [Judge Dredd] Novelisation of the movie. Simultaneous with the US (St. Martin’s) edition.

The Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum (Puffin 0-14-036693-8, Apr ’95 [May ’95], £2.50, 189pp, tp, cover by Trevor Scobie) [Oz] Reissue (Hill 1900 as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) children’s fantasy novel. First in the ‘Oz’ series.

The Time Ships Stephen Baxter (HarperCollins UK 0-00-224609-0, Jun ’95, £15.99, 454pp, hc, cover by Les Edwards) [Time Machine] SF novel, a direct sequel to H.G. Wells’s The Time Machine. The Time Traveller attempts to rescue Weena, only to find his actions have altered the future.

The Time Ships Stephen Baxter (HarperCollins UK 0-00-648012-8, Sep ’95 [Aug ’95], £4.99, 630pp, pb, cover by Chris Moore) [Time Machine] Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1994) SF novel. The sequel to H. G. Wells’ The Time Machine. When the traveller attempts to rescue Weena, he finds his actions have altered the future, and must track her through a series of changing histories and futures.

Legacy Greg Bear (Legend 0-09-935051-3, Aug ’95, £15.99, 409pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Eon] Reprint (Tor 1995) SF novel set in the universe of Eon and Eternity. [First U.K. edition]

New Legends ed. Greg Bear & Martin H. Greenberg (Legend 0-09-931881-4, May ’95, £15.99, x+419pp, hc) Anthology of fifteen original SF short stories and an article, by Le Guin, Anderson, Sheckley, Benford, McAuley, Egan, and others. Greenberg’s name is not used on the cover.

The Episodes of Vathek William Beckford (Dedalus 1-873982-61-5, Feb ’95, £6.99, 207pp, tp, cover by Lise Weisgerber) Reprint (Stephen Swift 1912) fantasy collection. Portions of Vathek which were suppressed before that book’s publication in 1787 (because of their contentious themes of homosexuality and sado-masochism) and not published until 1912. An extremely rare collection, this is only the third British edition, and the first in over 50 years. Using the 1912 version edited by Sir Frank T. Marzials (with minor corrections and alterations), this edition is edited with an introduction by Malcolm Jack. It is internally dated 1994.

Vathek and other stories William Beckford (Penguin 0-14-043530-1, May ’95 [Jun ’95], £5.99, xxxviii+314pp, pb, cover by Elihu Vedder) Reprint (Pickering & Chatto 1993) collection of essays, satires and stories, including the famous title novel. Edited and with an Introduction by Malcolm Jack. This version is slightly corrected from its limited first edition.

Star Warriors Peter Beere (Scholastic UK 0-590-55706-8, Feb ’95, £3.50, 267pp, pb, cover by David Wyatt) Young-adult fantasy novel. When the Star - last remaining light in a darkened world - is stolen, only the warriors of the plains are willing to battle an evil Lord for its return.

Hard Curves: The Fantasy Art of Julie Bell Julie Bell (Paper Tiger 1-85028-223-4, Nov ’95, £12.95, 127pp, tp, cover by Julie Bell) Art book. Bell displays an astonishing range of subject and technique: from her famous ‘metal flesh’ paintings to portraits of living people, fantastic beasts, and some sensual, erotic confrontations. There is a Foreword by Hank Rose, a text by Nigel Suckling.

The Silver City Pamela Belle (Pan 0-330-32875-1, Jul ’95 [Sep ’95], £5.99, 496pp, pb, cover by Mike Posen) [Zithirian] Reprint (Pan 1994) fantasy novel. Volume 1 of a planned trilogy.

The Wolf Within Pamela Belle (Pan 0-330-33734-3, Jul ’95 [Jun ’95], £9.99, 458pp, tp, cover by Mike Posen) [Zithirian] Fantasy novel. Sequel to The Silver City. The bastard son of the recently crowned sorcerer Ansaryon has the burgeoning powers of a god — a god of destruction. This is simultanous with the Severn House hardcover edition.

The Wolf Within Pamela Belle (Severn House 0-7278-4769-4, Jul ’95, £16.99, 458pp, hc, cover by Mike Posen) [Zithirian] Fantasy novel. Sequel to The Silver City. This is simultanous with the Pan edition.

White Shark Peter Benchley (Arrow 0-09-949161-3, Jun ’95 [May ’95], £4.99, 324pp, pb) Reprint (Random House 1994) SF thriller about an experimental Nazi “land shark” released from confinement and loose in the modern world.

Furious Gulf Greg Benford (Gollancz 0-575-06100-6, Aug ’95 [Jul ’95], £5.99, 341pp, pb, cover by John Dismukes) [Galactic Center] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1994) SF novel. Fifth volume of the ‘Galactic Centre’ sextet.

Sailing Bright Eternity Greg Benford (Gollancz 0-575-06097-2, Aug ’95 [Jul ’95], £16.99, 404pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Nigel Walmsley; Galactic Center] SF novel. Last volume of the ‘Galactic Centre’ sextet.

Great Sky River Gregory Benford (Gollancz 0-575-05831-5, Aug ’95 [Oct ’95], £5.99, 326pp, pb, cover by John Dismukes) [Galactic Center] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1987) third volume of the ‘Galactic Centre’ sextet.

Tides of Light Gregory Benford (Gollancz 0-575-05829-3, Aug ’95 [Sep ’95], £5.99, 362pp, pb, cover by John Dismukes) [Galactic Center] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1989) fourth volume of the “Galactic Centre” sextet.

Queen of the Witches Jessica Berens (Arrow 0-09-925411-5, Nov ’95 [Oct ’95], £5.99, 185pp, pb, cover by Clare Mackie) Reprint (Hutchinson 1993) humorous occult novel. The suburban covens of modern England prepare to elect the Queen of the Witches.

Wes Craven’s New Nightmare David Bergantino (Tor UK 0-330-34071-9, Jan ’95, £4.99, 216pp, pb) Reprint (Tor 1994) horror movie novelization, in which Freddie Krueger not only stalks the cast of the new Nightmare movie, but also the author of the novelization. [First U.K. edition]

RIM: A Novel of Virtual Reality Alexander Besher (Orbit 1-85723-332-8, Sep ’95, £6.99, 357pp, tp, cover by Bob Warner) [Gobi] Reprint (HarperCollins West 1994) virtual reality SF novel set in 21st century Tokyo and Berkeley. A virtual reality world has crashed, trapping the minds of thousands of people inside a computer programme. [First U.K. edition]

Headcrash Bruce Bethke (Orbit 1-85723-352-2, Nov ’95, £5.99, 343pp, pb, cover by Bob Warner) Reprint (Warner Aspect 1995) satirical SF novel, much of whose action takes place in a virtual reality nightclub on the Internet. [First U.K. edition]

Ronan the Barbarian James Bibby (Millennium 1-85798-432-3, May ’95, £8.99, 260pp, tp, cover by Stephen Player) [Ronan] Humorous fantasy novel. A first novel. A hardcover edition (-282-7, £15.99) is also available.

Gerry Anderson’s Space Precinct: The Deity-Father David Bischoff (Voyager 0-00-648216-3, Sep ’95 [Aug ’95], £4.99, 289pp, pb) [Space Precinct] Reprint (HarperPrism 1995) SF novelisation. Book 1 in a series based on the TV show. [First U.K. edition]

Space Precinct: Demon Wing David Bischoff (HarperCollins Voyager 0-00-648231-7, Dec ’95, £4.99, 224pp, pb) [Space Precinct] Reprint (HarperPrism 1995) SF novelisation. [First U.K. edition]

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