The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Maskerade Terry Pratchett (Gollancz 0-575-05808-0, Nov ’95 [Oct ’95], £15.99, 285pp, hc, cover by Josh Kirby) [Discworld] Humorous fantasy novel. Book 18 in the “Discworld” series. Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg, still trying to make two do the work of three, spend a night at the opera.

Mort Terry Pratchett (Gollancz 0-575-06167-7, Oct ’95, £4.99, 375pp, hc, cover by Josh Kirby) [Discworld] Reprint (Gollancz 1987) humorous fantasy novel. Book 4 in the “Discworld” series. Mini-mini-hardback gift edition.

Soul Music Terry Pratchett (Corgi 0-552-14029-5, May ’95 [Mar ’95], £4.99, 378pp, pb, cover by Josh Kirby) [Discworld] Reprint (Gollancz 1994) humorous SF/fantasy novel. Volume 16 in the “Discworld” series.

The Witches Trilogy Terry Pratchett (Gollancz 0-575-05896-X, Apr ’95, £9.99, 592pp, hc, cover by Josh Kirby) [Discworld] Reprint (Gollancz 1994) first trade edition (originally for W.H. Smith’s only) of the omnibus of three Discworld novels featuring the Discworld witches.

The Discworld Companion Terry Pratchett & Stephen Briggs (Gollancz 0-575-06002-6, Jul ’95 [Jun ’95], £6.99, 288pp, tp, cover by Josh Kirby) [Discworld] Reprint (Gollancz 1994) guide to the Discworld. Encyclopaedic list of all its places, people, histories, institutions, artifacts and creatures. Copyrighted 1994 and 1995, there may be some minor revisions.

A Discworld Mapp Terry Pratchett & Stephen Briggs (Corgi 0-552-14324-3, Nov ’95, £5.99, ii+28pp, pb, cover by Stephen Player) [Discworld] Humorous reference work. A fold-out poster-size map of the Discworld (artwork by Player), plus a 28-page booklet with introductions by Briggs and Pratchett, followed by biographies of some explorers who generally learned that Discworld travel broadened the mind and shortened the lifespan.

Elfgift Susan Price (Scholastic UK 0-590-13157-5, Aug ’95, £3.99, 256pp, pb, cover by David Scutt) [Elfgift] Young-adult fantasy novel. A dying king chooses his elf-born son as successor; the boy’s three brothers scheme to destroy him. A “Point Fantasy” book.

Horror Stories ed. Susan Price (Kingfisher 1-85697-187-2, Sep ’95 [Nov ’95], £4.99, 255pp, pb, cover by Mark Taylor) Young-adult horror anthology of 24 stories, ranging from Poe, Dickens, and Blackwood to Philip K. Dick, T.H. White, and Stephen King. Illustrated by Harry Horse. A hardcover edition (-321-2, £9.99) was announced but not seen.

The Prestige Christopher Priest (Simon & Schuster UK/Touchstone 0-671-71924-6, Sep ’95 [Jul ’95], £15.99, 404pp, hc) Literary fantasy novel. A journalist investigating a strange story finds his life entwined with a 19th century tragedy.

The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction: Second Edition David Pringle (Scolar Press UK 1-85928-071-4, Feb ’95 [Jan ’95], £35.00, 481pp, hc) Reference book. A major revision of the Grafton 1990 edition. Index to more than 3500 novels, collections and anthologies, with synopses, critical comments and extensive notes on sequels, related items, and film versions. Available from Gower House, Croft Rd, Aldershot, Hants GU11 3HR.

Warhammer: Red Thirst ed. David Pringle (Boxtree 0-7522-0975-2, Mar ’95, £4.99, 226pp, pb, cover by John Sibbick) [Warhammer] Reprint (GW Books 1990) collection of six fantasy stories set in the ‘Warhammer’ universe, including Steve Baxter, plus Kim Newman, and Brian Stableford under pseudonyms.

Warhammer: Wolf Riders ed. David Pringle (Boxtree 0-7522-0869-1, Mar ’95, £4.99, 202pp, pb, cover by Paul Bonner) [Warhammer] Reprint (GW Books 1989) collection of eight fantasy stories set in the ‘Warhammer’ universe, including pseudonymous work from Kim Newman, Brian Stableford, and Charles Platt.

Angels of Mourning John Pritchard (HarperCollins UK 0-00-648013-6, Mar ’95 [Feb ’95], £4.99, 434pp, pb) [Night Sisters] Horror novel. Sequel to Night Sisters.

His Dark Materials: Northern Lights Philip Pullman (Scholastic UK 0-590-54178-1, Jul ’95, £12.99, 399pp, hc, cover by David Scutt) [His Dark Materials] Young-adult fantasy novel; Book 1 of a trilogy. Set in a world like, and unlike, our own, where daemons scuttle along English streets, and the mysterious Dust swirls invisibly through the air. A young woman’s search for her missing friend leads her to the incredible lands of the North, and their bleak horrors.

Gravity’s Rainbow Thomas Pynchon (Vintage UK 0-09-953321-9, Jul ’95 [Sep ’95], £6.99, 760pp, tp, cover by Paul Burgess) Reprint (Viking 1973) very literary SF novel.

V. Thomas Pynchon (Vintage UK 0-09-953331-6, Feb ’95, £6.99, 492pp, tp) Reprint (Lippincott 1963) literary novel with fantasy elements.

The Garden of Unearthly Delights Robert Rankin (Doubleday UK 0-385-40515-4, Oct ’95, £14.99, 253pp, hc, cover by Ian Murray) Fantasy novel: Earth leaves behind a time of science, cause and effect, and enters a time of magic, myth, and mirth.

The Greatest Show Off Earth Robert Rankin (Corgi 0-552-13924-6, Apr ’95 [Mar ’95], £4.99, 318pp, pb, cover by Ian Murray) Reprint (Doubleday UK 1994) humorous SF novel. Having barely escaped being on a Venusian menu, Raymond finds sanctuary with a circus on its space-travelling Victorian steamship.

The Most Amazing Man Who Ever Lived Robert Rankin (Doubleday UK 0-385-40514-6, Apr ’95 [Mar ’95], £14.99, 267pp, hc, cover by Ian Murray) Humorous fantasy novel. God closes down Hell and overcrowds Heaven, and one soul uses the confusion to reincarnate repeatedly and gain great power.

Dragon Star: Book III: Skybowl Melanie Rawn (Pan 0-330-33318-6, Aug ’95 [Jul ’95], £5.99, 672pp, pb, cover by Michael Whelan) [Dragon Star] Reprint (DAW 1993) Fantasy novel. Last of the trilogy after Stronghold and The Dragon Token. Set in the same world as the “Dragon Prince” series.

The Dragon Token Melanie Rawn (Pan 0-330-32898-0, Jan ’95 [Dec ’94], £5.99, 574pp, pb, cover by Michael Whelan) [Dragon Star] Reprint (DAW 1992) fantasy novel. Volume 2 in the “Dragon Star” series.

Skybowl Melanie Rawn (Macmillan UK 0-333-62819-5, Jan ’95 [Dec ’94], £15.99, 672pp, hc, cover by Michael Whelan) [Dragon Star] Reprint (DAW 1993) fantasy novel. Volume 3 in the “Dragon Star” series. [First U.K. edition]

Diamond Nebula Jeremy Reed (Peter Owen 0-7206-0922-4, May ’95, £9.95, 200pp, tp, cover by Thomi Wroblewski) Reprint (Peter Owen 1994) literary SF novel. This is the original hardback internally, including its 1994 date and ISBN. including its 1994 date and ISBN of 0-7206-0891-0.

Child of Thunder Mickey Zucker Reichert (Millennium 1-85798-234-7, Nov ’95 [Oct ’95], £5.99, 497pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) [Renshai] Reprint (DAW 1993) fantasy novel. Third book of the “Last of the Renshai” series.

The Western Wizard Mickey Zucker Reichert (Millennium 1-85798-148-0, Apr ’95 [Mar ’95], £5.99, 502pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) [Renshai] Reprint (DAW 1992) fantasy novel, second book of the “Last of the Renshai” series.

Star Wreck 6: Geek Space Nine Leah Rewolinski (Boxtree 0-7522-0692-3, Mar ’95, £3.99, 136pp, pb, cover by Bob Larkin) [Star Wreck] Reprint (St. Martin’s 1994) humorous SF novel. Book 6 in the series of spoofs of Star Trek and its spin-offs. [First U.K. edition]

Star Wreck 7: Fido Frontier Leah Rewolinski (Boxtree 0-7522-0697-4, Mar ’95, £3.99, 134pp, pb, cover by Bob Larkin) [Star Wreck] Reprint (St. Martin’s 1994) humorous SF novel. Book 7 in the series of spoofs of Star Trek and Star Trek, The Next Generation. [First U.K. edition]

Memnoch the Devil Anne Rice (Chatto & Windus 0-7011-6320-8, Sep ’95, £15.99, 354pp, hc) [Vampire Chronicles] Reprint (Knopf 1995) dark fantasy novel. Fifth, and perhaps last, of “The Vampire Chronicles”. [First U.K. edition]

The Queen of the Damned Anne Rice (Warner UK 0-7088-6072-9, Nov ’94, £5.99, 573pp, pb) [Vampire Chronicles] Reprint (Knopf 1988) horror novel. Volume 3 in the “Vampire Chronicles”.

Taltos Anne Rice (Arrow 0-09-943681-7, Sep ’95 [Aug ’95], £5.99, 520pp, pb) [Mayfair Witches] Reprint (Knopf 1994) horror novel. Third in the “Mayfair Witches” series.

The Vampire Lestat Anne Rice (Warner UK 0-7088-3153-2, Nov ’94 [Jan ’95], £5.99, 599pp, pb) [Vampire Chronicles] Reprint (Knopf 1985) horror novel. Volume 2 in the “Vampire Chronicles”.

Doctor Who: System Shock Justin Richards (Doctor Who Books 0-426-20445-X, Jun ’95, £4.99, 307pp, pb, cover by Martin Rawle) [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.

Night Feast Tony Richards (Pan 0-330-33310-0, Jan ’95, £5.99, 537pp, pb, cover by George Underwood) Horror novel. Gods of ancient Egypt live on in the immortal bodies of their high priests, feeding on mankind’s dark emotions.

December Phil Rickman (Pan 0-330-33677-0, Dec ’95 [Nov ’95], £5.99, 648pp, pb, cover by Larry Rostant) Reprint (Macmillan UK 1994) horror novel. The rediscovery of musical tapes recorded on the night of John Lennon’s murder awaken ancient evils.

The Doctors: 30 Years of Time Travel Adrian Rigelsford (Boxtree 0-7522-0959-0, Feb ’95 [Jan ’95], £14.99, 192pp, hc) [Doctor Who] Illustrated study of the Doctor Who TV series. Including a synopsis of every serial broadcast from 1963 to 1989.

The Oracle Glass Judith Merkle Riley (Coronet 0-340-60993-1, Feb ’95 [Jan ’95], £5.99, 486pp, pb) Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1994) fantasy novel set at the court of Louis XIV in 17th century France. Recommended (IC).

The Aachen Memorandum Andrew Roberts (Weidenfeld 0-297-81619-5, Oct ’95 [Dec ’95], £15.99, 280pp, hc) SF novel. A dystopian satire in a European superstate of 2045.

Dagger Lane Ann Victoria Roberts (Arrow 0-09-943601-9, May ’95 [Apr ’95], £4.99, 504pp, pb, cover by Ben Warner) Reprint (Chatto & Windus 1994) ghost story. A writer enduring a troubled marriage discovers that a historical tragedy - an 18th century farmer’s wife condemned for witchcraft - is the mask for a more ancient and violent legend of a black hound that feeds on misery.

Doctor Who: The Romance of Crime Gareth Roberts (Doctor Who Books 0-426-20435-2, Jan ’95, £4.99, 246pp, pb, cover by Alister Pearson) [Doctor Who: Missing Adventures] Novelization based on characters from the TV show, part of the new “Missing Adventures” series. This is a world-wide edition and is available in the US for $5.95.

Doctor Who: Zamper Gareth Roberts (Doctor Who Books 0-426-20450-6, Aug ’95 [Sep ’95], £4.99, 250pp, pb, cover by Tony Masero) [Doctor Who] Novelisation based on the TV series. This is a world-wide edition and is available in the US for $5.95.

Pavane Keith Roberts (Gollancz 0-575-06103-0, Dec ’95 [Nov ’95], £5.99, viii+279pp, pb, cover by Ian Miller) [Pavane] Reprint (Rupert Hart-Davis 1968) SF mosaic novel. Classic alternate-Earth novel of a world with Elizabeth I assassinated and 20th century England — still held in the repressive grip of the Church of Rome — feeling the first stirrings of rebellion. This edition follows the US edition (Doubleday 1968) which added ’The White Boat’.

The Gold Coast Kim Stanley Robinson (HarperCollins UK 0-00-648020-9, Apr ’95 [Mar ’95], £4.99, 389pp, pb, cover by Peter Elson) [Orange County] Reprint (Tor 1988) SF novel in the ‘Orange County’ series.

Pacific Edge Kim Stanley Robinson (HarperCollins UK 0-586-21457-7, Jul ’95, £4.99, 280pp, pb) [Orange County] Reprint (Unwin Hyman 1990) SF novel in the ‘Orange County’ trilogy.

The Wild Shore Kim Stanley Robinson (HarperCollins UK 0-00-648019-5, Jan ’95 [Dec ’94], £4.99, 343pp, pb) [Orange County] Reprint (Ace 1984) SF novel.

All Shook Up Nigel Robinson (Boxtree 0-7522-0986-8, Feb ’95, £2.99, 133pp, pb, cover by Paul Campbell) Young-adult horror novel: an ancient stone circle, discovered beneath a school’s grounds, is an evil entity’s gateway into our world.

Tomorrow People: Monsoon Man Nigel Robinson (Boxtree 0-7522-0642-7, Apr ’95, £3.99, 123pp, pb) [Tomorrow People] SF novelisation.

Tomorrow People: The Culex Experiment Nigel Robinson (Boxtree 0-7522-0637-0, Apr ’95, £3.99, 155pp, pb) [Tomorrow People] SF novelisation from the TV series about teenagers who can teleport and read minds.

The Tomorrow People: The Living Stones Nigel Robinson (Sapling 0-7522-0652-4, Nov ’95, £3.99, 140pp, pb) [Tomorrow People] SF novelisation.

The Tomorrow People: The Rameses Connection Nigel Robinson (Sapling 0-7522-0647-8, Nov ’95, £3.99, 180pp, pb) [Tomorrow People] SF novelisation.

Lady Stanhope’s Manuscript and Other Supernatural Tales ed. Barbara Roden (Ash-Tree Press 1-899562-01-X, Dec ’94 [Apr ’95], £5.00, 55pp, ph, cover by Pat Walsh) Anthology of 5 original ghost/supernatural tales, with an Introduction by the editor, and illustrations by Walsh, Goffin, Maloret and Hunter. Issued as a booklet in card covers.

Pandora Alan Rodgers (Millennium 1-85798-248-7, Jun ’95, £4.99, 344pp, pb, cover by Geoffrey Dove) Reprint (Bantam 1995) SF/horror novel. A government UFO coverup of a craft shot down in the 1950s includes an angry alien child with the power to alter space/time. [First U.K. edition]

The Lord of Middle Air Michael Scott Rohan (Gollancz 0-575-06099-9, Oct ’95, £5.99, 253pp, pb, cover by Ian Miller) Reprint (Gollancz 1994) fantasy novel set in the thirteenth century, and based on the Border stories of Scotland. Rohan is a descendant of the main protagonist.

Two Ghost Stories L. T. C. Rolt (BC Enterprises 1-899562-00-1, Nov ’94 [Apr ’95], £5.50, iv+16pp, tp) Collection of two stories, plus an Introduction by Christopher Roden. Edited by Christopher and Barbara Roden, it was produced for The Ghost Story Society Convention in 1994. A card-covered booklet, with illustrations by Dallas Goffin.

Counterparts Nicholas Royle (Penguin 0-14-024386-0, Mar ’95, £5.99, 220pp, pb, cover by Colum Leith) Reprint (Barrington 1993) literary fantasy novel.

Galax-Arena Gillian Rubinstein (Mammoth 0-7497-1984-2, May ’95, £3.50, 138pp, pb) Reprint (Hyland House 1992) young-adult SF novel about two children kidnapped by aliens.

Alien Influences Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Millennium 1-85798-249-5, Jun ’95, £4.99, 424pp, pb) Reprint (Millennium 1994) SF novel. The impressionable children of human colonists come under the influence of aliens.

The Fey: Sacrifice Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Millennium 1-85798-271-1, Aug ’95, £8.99, 550pp, tp, cover by David O’Connor) [Fey] Fantasy novel. The warlike Fey finally manage to invade the isolated Blue Isle, but are unable to subdue the inhabitants, and find themselves confined to an invisible forest fortress, waging guerilla warfare. A hardcover edition (-270-3, £15.99) is also available.

Sins of the Blood Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Millennium 1-85798-450-1, May ’95, £8.99, 357pp, tp, cover by Mark Harrison) Reprint (Dell 1994) fantasy/horror novel. Contemporary vampires have evolved the ability to make children. [First U.K. edition]

Sins of the Blood Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Millennium 1-85798-243-6, Dec ’95, £5.99, 357pp, pb, cover by Mark Harrison) Reprint (Dell Abyss 1994) dark fantasy novel.

Midnight’s Children Salman Rushdie (Vintage UK 0-09-957851-4, May ’95 [Jun ’95], £5.99, 463pp, tp, cover by Ian Howard) Reprint (Cape 1980) literary fantasy novel.

Doctor Who: Invasion of the Cat-People Gary Russell (Doctor Who Books 0-426-20440-9, Aug ’95 [Sep ’95], £4.99, 261pp, pb, cover by Colin Howard) [Doctor Who] Novelisation based on the TV series. This is a world-wide edition and is available in the US for $5.95.

The Barber of Aldebaran William Moy Russell (Janus 1-85756-129-5, Mar ’95, £7.95, 190pp, tp) Humorous SF novel. When all the robots on Aldebaran malfunction, Harri Balsam, ideas man for Robotics Inc., attempts a solution that comically affects everyone. The second half is even funnier than the first, as pheromones run wild—an astonishing and prescient plot, since this witty and adult tale was written in 1954 and 1955! (IC)

Mask of the Night Mary Ryan (Headline 0-7472-1003-9, Nov ’94 [Jan ’95], £16.99, 312pp, hc, cover by Benjamin Russell-Warner) Romance novel with supernatural elements of witchcraft and reincarnation.

Black Lightning John Saul (Bantam UK 0-593-03758-8, Aug ’95, £15.99, 331pp, hc) Supernatural horror novel. The execution of a serial murder doesn’t stop murders which resemble those of the killer. Simultaneous with the US (Fawcett Columbine) edition.

The Homing John Saul (Bantam UK 0-553-40859-3, Aug ’95, £4.99, 414pp, pb) Reprint (Fawcett Columbine 1994) horror novel about a small California town under the spell of an ancient evil.

Far-Seer Robert J. Sawyer (NEL 0-340-61802-7, Jan ’95 [Dec ’94], £4.99, 257pp, pb, cover by Mick Posen) [Quintaglio Ascension] Reprint (Ace 1992) SF novel. The first book of “The Quintaglio Ascension”. [First U.K. edition]

Foreigner Robert J. Sawyer (NEL 0-340-61804-3, Jul ’95, £5.99, 285pp, pb, cover by Mick Posen) [Quintaglio Ascension] Reprint (Ace 1994) SF novel. Third volume of “The Quintaglio Ascension” trilogy, set in a world of intelligent, tool-using dinosaurs. [First U.K. edition]

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