The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Weather Eye Lesley Howarth (Walker 0-7445-2488-1, Mar ’95 [Apr ’95], £8.99, 218pp, hc, cover by Fletcher Sibthorp) Young-adult SF novel. The global climate has become very strange at the end of the 20th Century, and a near-death experience leaves a young girl with strange psychic powers that she believes were given to her to fulfil a vital, world-saving destiny.

WeatherEye Lesley Howarth (Walker 0-7445-4305-3, Oct ’95 [Dec ’95], £3.99, 218pp, pb, cover by Fletcher Sibthorp) Reprint (Walker 1995) young-adult SF novel. At the end of the 20th Century, a near-death experience leaves a young girl with strange psychic powers.

Doctor Who - The Seventies David J. Howe, Mark Stammers & Stephen James Walker (Doctor Who Books 1-85227-444-1, Nov ’94 [Jan ’95], £15.99, 180pp, hc) [Doctor Who] Reference book looking at all aspects of the Doctor Who television series during the 1970’s.

Northern Chills ed. Graeme Hurry (Kimota 0-9523439-0-8, 1994 [Feb ’95], £4.50, 99pp, tp, cover by Martin McKenna) Anthology of 5 ghost stories, illustrated by various artists. A hardcover edition (-1-6) was announced but not seen.

Lucy’s Child Shaun Hutson (Little, Brown UK 0-316-90799-5, Apr ’95 [Mar ’95], £15.99, 372pp, hc, cover by Mark Taylor) Horror novel. Lucy is lost in an accident, leaving her baby to the care of childless sister Beth and her husband. But something not of this world does not want Beth to keep the child.

The Secret of Platform 13 Eva Ibbotson (Macmillan Children’s Books 0-330-33748-3, Jul ’95, £3.50, 217pp, pb, cover by Terry Oakes) Reprint (Pan 1994) young-adult fantasy novel.

Hotwire Simon Ings (HarperCollins UK 0-00-647724-0, Jun ’95 [May ’95], £4.99, 344pp, pb) SF novel, with interpolated graphics by Simon Pummell. The information connections of future cities have become so complex that several cities have attained consciousness; then one demands to be made human..

Exquisite Corpse Robert Irwin (Dedalus 1-873982-86-0, Mar ’95 [Feb ’95], £14.99, 235pp, hc, cover by Lise Weisgerber) Literary fantasy novel.

The Bellmaker Brian Jacques (Red Fox 0-09-943331-1, Jul ’95, £4.50, 336pp, pb, cover by Fangorn) [Redwall] Reprint (Hutchinson 1994) young-adult animal fantasy novel. Book 7 in the ‘Redwall’ series. Illustrated by Allen Curless.

Mariel of Redwall Brian Jacques (Legend 0-09-931941-1, Jan ’95 [Dec ’94], £4.99, 387pp, pb, cover by John Barber) [Redwall] Reprint (Hutchinson 1991) animal fantasy novel. Volume four in the “Redwall” series.

Mattimeo Brian Jacques (Legend 0-09-931931-4, Jan ’95 [Dec ’94], £4.99, 446pp, pb, cover by John Barber) [Redwall] Reprint (Hutchinson 1989) animal fantasy novel. Volume three in the “Redwall” series.

Outcast of Redwall Brian Jacques (Hutchinson 0-09-176721-0, Jul ’95, £12.99, 360pp, hc, cover by Fangorn) [Redwall] Young-adult animal fantasy novel. Book 8 in the ‘Redwall’ series. Illustrated by Allen Curless.

The Five Jars M. R. James (Ash-Tree Press 1-899562-02-8, Mar ’95 [Apr ’95], £16.00, xvii+101pp, hc) Reprint (Edward Arnold 1922) fantasy novel. It has a new Introduction by Rosemary Pardoe. A limited edition of 300 copies. A world-wide edition available in the US for $27.00. Note that Don Tuck lists this as a collection although it is more usually regarded as a novel.

The Haunted Dolls’ House and other stories M. R. James & Robert Louis Stevenson (Penguin 0-14-600018-8, Jul ’95, 60p, 56pp, pb) Anthology of three stories, two by James, one by Stevenson. One of the ‘Penguin 60s’ collection: mini-books celebrating their 60th anniversary.

I, Arnold Phil Janes (Millennium 1-85798-102-2, Apr ’95 [Mar ’95], £8.99, 280pp, tp, cover by Mick Posen) [Pioneer] Humorous SF novel. On a parallel Earth 450 years in the future, the team assembled in The Galaxy Game and Fission Impossible must hunt down a rogue robot in a world full of robots. A hardcover edition (-101-4, £15.99) is also available.

I, Arnold Phil Janes (Millennium 1-85798-404-8, Dec ’95 [Nov ’95], £4.99, 280pp, pb, cover by Mick Posen) [Pioneer] Reprint (Millennium 1995) humorous SF novel. Third in the “Pioneer” series.

Thomas Robin Jarvis (Macdonald Young Books 0-7500-1745-7, Oct ’95 [Nov ’95], £4.99, 441pp, pb) [Deptford Mice] Young-adult animal fantasy novel, illustrated by Jarvis. Last in the “Deptford Histories” prequel trilogy to the “Deptford Mice” series. A hardcover edition (-1744-9, £9.99) was announced but not seen.

The Woven Path Robin Jarvis (Collins 0-00-675012-5, Jul ’95 [Aug ’95], £4.99, 442pp, tp) [Wyrd Museum] Young-adult fantasy novel. Book One of the “Tales from the Wyrd Museum” trilogy. A strange museum in the East End of London holds dark and deadly secrets about the past. A hardcover edition (-185613-8, £8.99) is also available.

The Knights of Cawdor Mike Jefferies (HarperCollins UK 0-00-648031-4, Jul ’95 [Jun ’95], £4.99, 381pp, pb) [Loremasters of Elundium] Reprint (HarperPrism US 1995) fantasy novel. Fourth in the “Loremasters of Elundium” series. [First U.K. edition]

Egg Dancing Liz Jensen (Bloomsbury Books 0-7475-1997-8, Mar ’95, £13.99, 281pp, hc, cover by Jeff Fisher) A near-future thriller based on the battle between fantasy and reality that develops when genetic engineers aim for the Perfect Baby near the millennium. A first novel.

Blade Runner 2: The Edge of Human K. W. Jeter (Millennium 1-85798-265-7, Oct ’95 [Sep ’95], £15.99, 340pp, hc) [Blade Runner] SF novel. A direct sequel to the film (with some interpolations from the original Philip K. Dick novel). Simultaneous with the US (Bantam Spectra) edition.

Star Wars Technical Journal Shane Johnson (Boxtree 0-7522-0887-X, Apr ’95, £14.99, 190pp, tp) [Star Wars] Reference work on Star Wars published by Starlog in 1994 as 3 magazines.

Fantasy Stories ed. Diana Wynne Jones (Kingfisher 1-85697-209-7, Sep ’95, £4.99, 255pp, pb, cover by Wayne Anderson) Reprint (Kingfisher 1994) young-adult fantasy anthology with extracts from Lewis, Baum, and Wrede; short stories by Norton, Asimov, Yolen; and an original piece from Jones herself.

Kairos Gwyneth Jones (Gollancz 0-575-06067-0, Nov ’95 [Oct ’95], £5.99, 262pp, tp) Reprint (Unwin Hyman 1988) SF novel. Revised edition.

North Wind Gwyneth Jones (Gollancz 0-575-05920-6, Apr ’95, £5.99, 281pp, pb, cover by David Farren) [Aleutian] Reprint (Gollancz 1994) SF novel, sequel to the award-winning White Queen: a hundred years after the Aleutian invasion of Earth, the aliens are closing in on the device that neutralised their mothership.

The Blue Manor Jenny Jones (Gollancz 0-575-05818-8, Jun ’95 [May ’95], £16.99, 352pp, hc, cover by J. Atkinson Grimshaw) Dark fantasy novel. An isolated house, handed down exclusively through the female line, repeatedly forces its inhabitants to re-enact a brutal tragedy.

Firefly Dreams Jenny Jones (Scholastic UK 0-590-13375-6, Nov ’95, £3.99, 259pp, pb, cover by David Scutt) Young-adult fantasy novel. Aquamancers battle Pyromancers.

The Best New Horror: Volume Six ed. Stephen Jones (Raven 1-85487-421-7, Oct ’95 [Sep ’95], £6.99, 448pp, tp, cover by Luis Rey) Anthology of the best dark fantasy stories of 1994, plus an informative and lengthy Introduction, and a Necrology of authors and artists who died in the year.

Dark Terrors ed. Stephen Jones & David Sutton (Gollancz 0-575-06136-7, Oct ’95, £15.99, 379pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) Anthology of mostly original horror stories. This is a continuation of the Dark Voices anthology series, formerly from Pan.

Lord of Chaos Robert Jordan (Orbit 1-85723-300-X, Aug ’95, £6.99, xi+1035pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Wheel of Time] Reprint (Tor; Orbit 1994) fantasy novel.

Requiem Graham Joyce (Signet Creed 0-451-18434-3, May ’95 [Apr ’95], £4.99, 305pp, pb, cover by David O’Connor) Dark fantasy novel. Simultaneous with the Michael Joseph edition.

Requiem Graham Joyce (Michael Joseph 0-7181-3944-5, May ’95, £15.99, 305pp, hc, cover by David O’Connor) Dark fantasy novel. A distraut widower travels to Jerusalem where he hears the whispered urges of vicious spirits, and an unknown Dead Sea Scroll, written by one of the most important women in religious history, is discovered. Simultaneous with the Creed edition.

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi James Kahn (Warner UK 0-7515-1547-7, Oct ’95, £4.99, 218pp, pb, cover by John Alvin) [Star Wars] Reprint (Del Rey 1983) Star Wars novelisation.

Children of the Vampire Jeanne Kalogridis (Headline 0-7472-1378-X, Oct ’95 [Sep ’95], £16.99, 209pp, hc, cover by Keith Scaife) [Family Dracul] Dark fantasy novel. Second of the vampire trilogy The Diaries of the Family Dracul. Simultaneous with the US (Delacorte) edition. Kalogridis writes Star Trek novels as J. M. Dillard.

Covenant with the Vampire Jeanne Kalogridis (Headline 0-7472-4761-7, Mar ’95 [Aug ’95], £4.99, 368pp, pb, cover by Keith Scaife) [Family Dracul] Reprint (Delacorte; Headline 1994) first of the vampire trilogy “The Diaries of the Family Dracul”. Kalogridis also writes Star Trek novels as J. M. Dillard. An Export Only edition (same details) was issued 1 Feb 95.

Mercury Anna Kavan (Peter Owen 0-7206-0940-2, Jan ’95 [Feb ’95], £14.95, 136pp, hc, cover by Thomi Wroblewski) Literary fantasy novel. The “glass girl” Luz is pursued by the obsessed Luke through imaginary landscapes and Kafkaesque situations. Comparable to her hallucinogenic Ice, this previously unpublished novel has a Foreword by Doris Lessing.

The Lions of Al-Rassan Guy Gavriel Kay (HarperCollins UK 0-00-224614-7, Jun ’95, £15.99, 582pp, hc, cover by John Howe) Reprint (Viking Canada 1995) alternate world historical novel. Simultaneous with the US (HarperPrism) edition. [First U.K. edition]

Hawkwood’s Voyage Paul Kearney (Gollancz 0-575-06054-9, Dec ’95, £16.99, 382pp, hc, cover by Steve Crisp) [Monarchies of God] Historical alternate-Earth fantasy novel, in which the Western world is losing its battle against the invading Merduks. Book one of “The Monarchies of God”.

Riding the Unicorn Paul Kearney (Gollancz 0-575-05919-2, Jun ’95, £5.99, 254pp, pb, cover by Chris Brown) Reprint (Gollancz 1994) alternate Earth fantasy.

Parkland Victor Kelleher (Viking UK 0-670-85904-4, Apr ’95 [Jun ’95], £5.99, 256pp, pb, cover by Tony Pyrzakowski) Reprint (Penguin Australia 1994) young-adult SF novel. A future in which humans are caged with other great apes in Parkland. [First U.K. edition]

Freeze Frames Katharine Kerr (HarperCollins UK 0-586-21671-5, Mar ’95, £4.99, 280pp, pb) Original collection of four long stories, one vignette, and the novella Resurrection (Axolotl, 1992). The cover title is Freezeframes.

Freeze Frames Katharine Kerr (Severn House 0-7278-4826-7, Aug ’95 [Sep ’95], £15.99, 280pp, hc) Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1995) SF collection of 6 stories that can also be read as a braided novel.

A Time of Justice Katharine Kerr (HarperCollins UK 0-00-647859-X, Jun ’95, £4.99, 465pp, pb) [Deverry: Westlands] Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1994) Celtic fantasy novel. Fourth (and final) book of the “Westlands Sequence” and eighth book in the “Deverry” series overall. This was published in the US as Days of Air and Darkness, a subtitle on this volume.

Looking Through Glass Mukul Kesavan (Chatto & Windus 0-7011-6293-7, Feb ’95, £14.99, 375pp, hc, cover by Chris Corr) Fantasy novel. A man is thrown back in time from 1994 to the India of 1942. Trying to survive a world he remembers but does not know, he is witness to the end of the British Raj, and the start of partition of the country. A first novel.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Her Progress Toward Utopia with Selected Writings Carol Farley Kessler (Liverpool University Press 0-85323-499-X, Jul ’95 [Aug ’95], £15.00, 316pp, tp) Reprint (Syracuse University Press 1995) non-fiction, biography/criticism. A study of the author, with detailed notes. It includes 14 stories and excerpts from Gilman’s novels. A hardcover edition (-489-2, £27.50) was announced but not seen. [First U.K. edition] [Charlotte Perkins Gilman]

Archangel Garry Kilworth (Gollancz 0-575-05768-8, Oct ’95, £5.99, 254pp, pb, cover by Peter Mennim) [Angel] Reprint (Gollancz 1994) dark fantasy novel. Five years after the events of Angel, its heroes are confronted by an even more powerful demonic menace in London.

The Brontë Girls Garry Kilworth (Mammoth 0-7497-2692-X, Nov ’95 [Dec ’95], £3.99, 248pp, pb, cover by Irene Von Treskow) Associational young-adult contemporary novel of a family whose life parallels that of the Brontës.

House of Tribes Garry Kilworth (Bantam UK 0-593-03376-0, Nov ’95, £12.99, 430pp, hc, cover by Paul Robinson) Animal fantasy novel about mice. Illustrated.

The Phantom Piper Garry Kilworth (Mammoth 0-7497-2387-4, Nov ’95, £3.99, 159pp, pb, cover by Kenny McKendry) Reprint (Methuen 1994) young-adult fantasy novel. A village of abandoned children must retrieve their parents before the year ends.

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