The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Psycho House Robert Bloch (Robert Hale 0-7090-5613-3, Apr ’95, £16.99, 217pp, hc, cover by Michael Thomas) [Psycho] Reprint (Tor 1990) horror novel. The Bates Motel, reconstructed as a tourist attraction, becomes the site of more murders. Third of Bloch’s own books about the Motel. [First U.K. edition]

Doctor Who: Infinite Requiem Daniel Blythe (Doctor Who Books 0-426-20437-9, Mar ’95, £4.99, 274pp, pb, cover by Barry Jones) [Doctor Who] Novelisation based on the Doctor Who TV series. This is a world-wide edition and is available in the US for $5.95.

Sick Jay R. Bonansinga (Orion 1-85797-631-2, Nov ’95 [Oct ’95], £15.99, 327pp, hc) Reprint (Warner 1995) horror novel. A brain tumour is the symptom of a more horrific menace. A trade paperback edition (0-7528-0473-1, £8.99) was announced but not seen. [First U.K. edition]

Toys of Glass Martin Booth (Simon & Schuster UK 0-671-71915-7, Feb ’95, £15.99, 282pp, hc) SF novel. When a couple seeking help are unable to have children, a doctor secretly impregnates the woman with the sperm of a man from the Bronze Age. The boy born of this experiment has strange abilities that mark him out from the ordinary.

Dilemma Janice Bosma (Temple House Books 0-86332-999-3, Mar ’95, £6.95, 267pp, tp, cover by Trevor Scobie) SF novel set in the year 2384. Earth’s population must live in underground cities to escape the hostile surface environment. Mental time travel is used to try to change the past.

Brothers Ben Bova (NEL 0-450-61335-6, Aug ’95 [Jul ’95], £5.99, 550pp, pb, cover by Gerry Grace) SF novel. When a scientist discovers a method of organ regeneration, he must fight the forces of medicine, science, politics, and the law, to implement proving trials.

The Death Prayer David Bowker (Gollancz 0-575-05950-8, Sep ’95, £15.99, 254pp, hc, cover by The Senate) [Death Prayer] Police procedural novel that develops into an occult thriller. An unorthodox policeman with special powers investigates the mutilated bodies of victims who died from heart failure.

Year of the Phial Joe Boyle (Scholastic UK 0-590-55492-1, Oct ’95 [Dec ’95], £3.99, 204pp, pb, cover by Paul Young) Young-adult SF novel. A dying race may be saved if a young Earth boy can find a precious phial.

The Martian Chronicles Ray Bradbury (Flamingo 0-00-647923-5, Sep ’95 [Aug ’95], £5.99, 235pp, tp, cover by George Snow) Reprint (Doubleday 1951) SF collection of 26 stories and vignettes set on Bradbury’s personal dream Mars. This follows the text of the first UK edition (Hart-Davis, 1951 as The Silver Locusts) which eliminated “Usher II” and added “The Fire Balloons”.

The Forest House [with Diana L. Paxson] Marion Zimmer Bradley (Penguin 0-14-017721-3, Mar ’95, £5.99, 560pp, pb, cover by John Jude Palencar) [Avalon] Reprint (Michael Joseph 1993) historical fantasy novel about the priestesses of the Great Goddess in Roman Britain in the 1st century A.D.

Lady of the Trillium Marion Zimmer Bradley (HarperCollinsUK 0-00-225329-1, Oct ’95 [Sep ’95], £15.99, 291pp, hc, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Trillium] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1995) fantasy novel. Third sequel to Black Trillium, the collaborative novel by Andre Norton, Julian May, and Bradley. Copyrighted by Bradley and Elisabeth Waters. [First U.K. edition]

Sharra’s Exile Marion Zimmer Bradley (Severn House 0-7278-4799-6, Sep ’95, £16.99, 365pp, hc, cover by Ian D. Daniels) [Darkover] Reprint (DAW 1981) SF novel in the “Darkover” series. First World Hardcover.

Thendara House Marion Zimmer Bradley (Severn House 0-7278-4723-6, Mar ’95 [Feb ’95], £16.99, 414pp, hc, cover by Ian D. Daniels) [Darkover] Reprint (DAW 1983) SF novel in the “Darkover” series. First World Hardcover.

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Kenneth Branagh (Pan 0-330-33706-8, Nov ’94 [Jan ’95], £8.99, 191pp, tp) [Frankenstein] Reprint (Newmarket 1994) illustrated non-fiction book on the making of the film. Includes an Introduction by Branagh, an afterword by Leonard Wolf, and the screenplay by Steph Lady and Frank Darabout. [First U.K. edition] [Mary W. Shelley]

The Boiling Pool Gary Brandner (Severn House 0-7278-4749-X, Mar ’95, £15.99, 250pp, hc, cover by Tony Masero) Horror novel. The town of Westbrooke dissolves into a chaos of murder and bloody sacrifice as a cult prepares to summon a demon.

Whispers in the Graveyard Theresa Breslin (Mammoth 0-7497-2388-2, Nov ’95 [Dec ’95], £3.50, 127pp, pb, cover by Maria Teresa Meloni) Reissue (Methuen 1994) young-adult fantasy novel.

K-PAX Gene Brewer (Bloomsbury Books 0-7475-2203-0, Sep ’95 [Jun ’95], £7.99, 231pp, tp, cover by Sarah Maxey) [K-PAX] Reprint (St. Martin’s 1995) associational novel. Hospital inmate claims to be from another planet. And may be. As in the best of such works, the extraterrestrial viewpoint highlights the bizarre, ill-justified problems of our world. [First U.K. edition]

Otherness David Brin (Orbit 1-85723-310-7, Jun ’95, £5.99, 387pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) Reprint (Orbit 1994) collection of 18 SF stories and articles.

The Tallow Image Jane Brindle (Orion 1-85797-351-8, Jan ’95, £4.99, 310pp, pb) Occult novel: the waxen doll made by a mediaeval witch falls into the hands of a new bride.

His Mouth Will Taste of Wormwood and other stories Poppy Z. Brite (Penguin 0-14-600050-1, Jul ’95, 60p, 88pp, pb) Collection of four stories; all were in Swamp Foetus, 1993. One of the ‘Penguin 60s’ collection: mini-books celebrating their 60th anniversary.

Swamp Foetus Poppy Z. Brite (Penguin 0-14-023506-X, Feb ’95, £5.99, 190pp, pb) Reprint (Borderlands 1993) collection of 12 horror stories, three apparently original. There is an introduction by Dan Simmons from the trade edition of 1994. [First U.K. edition]

Love in Vein ed. Poppy Z. Brite & Martin H. Greenberg (Voyager 0-00-648209-0, Sep ’95, £4.99, 433pp, pb) Reprint (HarperPrism 1994) original anthology of 20 stories. Copyrighted by Brite and Martin H. Greenberg, although the latter’s name is not mentioned on the cover or title page. [First U.K. edition]

The Tangle Box Terry Brooks (Legend 0-09-925551-0, Apr ’95, £5.99, 341pp, pb, cover by Keith Parkinson) [Magic Kingdom] Reprint (Del Rey; Legend 1994) fantasy novel. Fourth book of the “Magic Kingdom of Landover” series.

Witches’ Brew Terry Brooks (Legend 0-09-960311-X, Apr ’95, £15.99, 304pp, hc, cover by Keith Parkinson) [Magic Kingdom] Fantasy novel. Fifth book in the series. Ben Holiday, High Lord of Landover, must face seven challenges to protect his kingdom, and get back his kidnapped daughter. Simultaneous with the US (Del Rey) edition.

Damned & Fancy John Brosnan (Legend 0-09-951221-1, Apr ’95 [Mar ’95], £4.99, 188pp, pb, cover by Stephen Lee) Humorous fantasy of an investigative journalist transported by a demon to another world. Volume one in a new series.

Blues Shifting Eric Brown (Pan 0-330-33590-1, Dec ’95 [Nov ’95], £4.99, 264pp, pb, cover by Paul Youll) SF collection of 8 long stories; two are original, including the title novella.

Beside the Ocean of Time George Mackay Brown (Flamingo 0-00-654862-8, Aug ’95 [Sep ’95], £5.99, 217pp, tp, cover by Anders Lindholm) Reprint (John Murray 1994) literary fantasy novel.

A Dangerous Place Janice Brown (Lions 0-00-674946-1, Mar ’95, £3.99, 267pp, pb) Young-adult SF novel. In a 21st century Britain, a privileged-status boy, about to enter the security police, finds himself on the run.

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume VII ed. Algis Budrys (New Era 1-870451-60-0, Aug ’95, £4.99, 461pp, pb, cover by Frank Frazetta) Reprint (Bridge 1991) original anthology of 15 stories from the 1989-1990 Writers of the Future contest, illustrated by the winners of the 1989-1990 Illustrators of the Future contest, with non-fiction pieces by well known authors. [First U.K. edition]

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume VIII ed. Algis Budrys & Dave Wolverton (New Era 1-870451-61-9, Sep ’95, £4.99, 395pp, pb, cover by Gary Meyer) Reprint (Bridge 1992) original anthology of 17 stories from the 1990-1991 Writers of the Future contest, illustrated by the winners of the 1990-1991 Illustrators of the Future contest, with non-fiction pieces by well known authors. Budrys is credited as Senior Edior, Wolverton as Editor. [First U.K. edition]

Mirror Dance Lois McMaster Bujold (Pan 0-330-33422-0, Sep ’95, £6.99, 614pp, pb) [Miles Vorkosigan] Reprint (Baen 1994) SF novel in the “Miles Vorkosigan” series. Miles’s clone brother returns for more swapped-identity adventures. [First U.K. edition]

Doctor Who: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Christopher Bulis (Doctor Who Books 0-426-20447-6, Jul ’95, £4.99, 296pp, pb, cover by Paul Campbell) [Doctor Who] Novelisation based on the TV series. This is a world-wide edition and is available in the US for $5.95.

The Coming Race E. G. E. Bulwer-Lytton (Alan Sutton 0-7509-0823-8, Mar ’95 [Feb ’95], £4.99, 120pp, tp, cover by Joachim Patenier) Reprint (Blackwood 1871) utopian novel. An American discovers the subterranean world of the Vril-ya, a society many years in advance of the world above. Includes a biographical introduction by Julian Wolfreys.

Glittering Savages Mark Burnell (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-61782-9, Mar ’95 [Apr ’95], £16.99, 266pp, hc, cover by John Avon) Horror novel. A beautiful and reclusive new tenant shows an odd romantic interest in a caretaker, and the police pursue a ferocious killer who is never seen.

Glittering Savages Mark Burnell (NEL 0-340-61783-7, Oct ’95 [Sep ’95], £5.99, 325pp, pb, cover by John Avon) Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1995) dark fantasy novel.

Intruders: New Weird Tales A. M. Burrage (Ash-Tree Press 1-899562-04-4, Aug ’95, C$46.50, xiv+233pp, hc, cover by Douglas Walters) Collection of 26 previously uncollected ghost stories, most unreprinted since their first appearance. Edited and with an Introduction by Jack Adrian. This edition is limied to 500 copies. A world-wide edition available in the US for $35.00 and in the UK for £21.00.

Kindred Octavia E. Butler (The Women’s Press 0-7043-4162-X, Feb ’95, £6.99, 264pp, tp, cover by Deborah Gyan) Reissue (Doubleday 1979) SF novel of a contemporary Black woman who travels back to the American South of 1815, only to find herself enslaved.

Parable of the Sower Octavia E. Butler (The Women’s Press 0-7043-4421-1, Feb ’95, £6.99, 299pp, tp, cover by Deborah Gyan) [Parable] Reprint (Four Walls Eight Windows 1993) SF novel set in a dystopian 21st-century California where small walled enclaves hold a brutal world at bay. [First U.K. edition]

The Art of The Empire Strikes Back: Episode V ed. Deborah Call (Titan 1-85286-584-9, Mar ’95, £17.99, 176pp, tp, cover by Ralph McQuarrie) [Star Wars] Reprint (Ballantine 1980 as The Art of The Empire Strikes Back art book. The complete movie script, illustrated with work from rough drafts to finished paintings. The cover title is The Art of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: Episode V.

Fortress Manhattan David Callinan (Gollancz 0-575-06059-X, Dec ’95 [Nov ’95], £5.99, 316pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) SF novel. Secure and privileged Manhattan citizens think they are untouchable by the diseased, mutant horrors of the outside world. Then a plan to televise murder as entertainment escalates into brutal, daemonic destruction. A hardcover edition (-06058-1, £15.99) was announced but not seen.

The One Safe Place Ramsey Campbell (Headline 0-7472-0666-X, Mar ’95, £16.99, 373pp, hc, cover by Simon Dewey) Associational thriller.

The One Safe Place Ramsey Campbell (Headline 0-7472-3997-5, Sep ’95, £5.99, 501pp, pb, cover by Simon Dewey) Reprint (Headline 1995) associational thriller.

Fadar Ronald Campbell-Butler (Janus 1-85756-173-2, Apr ’95, £14.95, 198pp, hc) SF novel. In the year 3052, real humans can only survive in a few domed cities on the dying Earth. A last desperate search for salvation uncovers an entity still waiting to complete its great task after three hundred million years. A first novel.

Ember from the Sun Mark Canter (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-64004-9, Oct ’95 [Sep ’95], £16.99, 330pp, hc) Reprint (Delacorte 1995) SF/fantasy novel. A Neanderthal embryo is brought to term; the resultant girl has amazing powers. A first novel. [First U.K. edition]

The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith Peter Carey (Faber and Faber 0-571-17493-0, Aug ’95, £5.99, 422pp, tp, cover by Huntley Muir) Reprint (Faber and Faber 1994) literary SF novel set in the near-future in a non-existent country.

Scatterlings Isobelle Carmody (Scholastic UK 0-590-55905-2, Mar ’95, £3.99, 318pp, pb, cover by Bob Corley) Reprint (Penguin Australia 1991) young-adult SF novel. A young girl wakes up in an alien land, and finds her fate entangled with that of the mysterious scatterlings as they struggle with the Citizen gods. [First U.K. edition]

From the Teeth of Angels Jonathan Carroll (HarperCollins UK 0-00-654812-1, May ’95, £4.99, 283pp, pb) Reprint (HarperCollins UK; Doubleday 1994) fantasy/magic realism novel that relates three people’s experiences in dealing with a personified death. Sixth book in a loose series with some overlapping characters.

The Panic Hand Jonathan Carroll (HarperCollins UK 0-00-224540-X, Apr ’95 [Mar ’95], £14.99, 240pp, hc, cover by Ray Richardson) Collection of 19 stories, including one original, one published in English for the first time, and two that were used in his novel A Child Across the Sky (Century, 1989). This is an expanded, English, version of his German collection Die Panische Hand (1989), and seven of the stories were first published, in German, in that volume.

The Knight of the Flaming Heart Michael Carson (Doubleday UK 0-385-40651-7, May ’95 [Aug ’95], £15.99, 272pp, hc) Young-adult ghost novel.

The Bloody Chamber and other stories Angela Carter (Vintage UK 0-09-958811-0, Jul ’95, £5.99, 126pp, tp, cover by Dominic Davies) Reprint (Gollancz 1979) collection of 10 literary short stories.

Burning Your Boats: Collected Short Stories Angela Carter (Chatto & Windus 0-7011-6321-6, Jul ’95, £20.00, xiv+462pp, hc, cover by Angela Carter) Omnibus of every short story. Her four collections — Fireworks: Nine Profane Pieces (1974); The Bloody Chamber (1979); Black Venus (U.S: Saints and Strangers) (1985); American Ghosts & Old World Wonders (1993) — plus others, including one original. There is an Introduction by Salman Rushdie. The book seems to miss ‘The Bridegroom’ from Bananas, 1979, reprinted in Lands of Never (1983).

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