The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Ibyren Roger Taylor (Headline 0-7472-1430-1, Oct ’95, £16.99, 407pp, hc, cover by Mark Harrison) Fantasy novel. Count Ibyren, fighting a guerilla war after being driven from his lands, is suddenly away from his people to an unknown world and destiny.

Whistler Roger Taylor (Headline 0-7472-4595-9, Jan ’95, £5.99, 570pp, pb, cover by Mark Harrison) Reprint (Headline 1994) fantasy novel about a small country threatened by an unforgiving religion.

Desmodus Melanie Tem (Headline 0-7472-1274-0, Sep ’95 [Aug ’95], £16.99, 248pp, hc, cover by Larry Rostant) Horror novel. In a matriarchal society of vampires, the females have gone into hibernation, leaving the males to do whatever they want.

Travesties Emma Tennant (Faber and Faber 0-571-17615-1, Sep ’95 [Oct ’95], £9.99, 409pp, tp, cover by Irene Von Treskow) Omnibus of three literary fantasy novels, The Bad Sister (1978), Two Women of London (1989) and Faustine (1992).

Shadow’s End Sheri S. Tepper (Voyager 0-00-647342-3, Nov ’95, £5.99, 388pp, pb) Reprint (Bantam Spectra; HarperCollins UK 1994) Fantasy ecological novel set on three worlds at different stages of development.

Star Wartz Patrick Tilley (Orbit 1-85723-319-0, Aug ’95, £15.99, 409pp, hc, cover by Bob Warner) Humorous SF novel. Andrew Webber, journalist and ex-soldier, is transported to the Rimworld, a “galaxy” which has 1476 planets orbiting two suns.

Babylon 5 Book 2: Accusations Lois Tilton (Boxtree 0-7522-0649-4, Jul ’95, £4.99, 278pp, pb, cover by Keith Parkinson) [Babylon 5] Reprint (Dell 1995) novelisation. [First U.K. edition]

The Golden Flight Michael Tod (Orion 1-85797-675-4, Oct ’95, £13.99, 228pp, hc, cover by John Barber) [Woodstock Saga] Animal fantasy novel. Book Three of “The Woodstock Saga”.

The Father Christmas Letters J. R. R. Tolkien (HarperCollins UK 0-261-10317-2, Nov ’94 [Dec ’94], £8.99, unpaginated, pb, cover by J. R. R. Tolkien) Reprint (Allen & Unwin 1976) associational children’s books, with the original hardcover split into three miniature hardcovers (about 2" x 3", each about 32 pages) with dustjacket, in a slipcase.

The Hobbit J. R. R. Tolkien (HarperCollins UK 0-261-10328-8, Sep ’95 [Aug ’95], £12.99, 273pp, hc, cover by J. R. R. Tolkien) [Middle-Earth] Reissue (Allen & Unwin 1937) young-adult fantasy classic. A 1994 “Note on the Text” explains this completely re-set edition is based on the third edition of 1966 but with further corrections of misprints and errors.

Letters from Father Christmas J. R. R. Tolkien (Collins 0-00-137463-X, Oct ’95 [Nov ’95], £12.99, 88pp, hc, cover by J. R. R. Tolkien) Juvenile gift book, edited by Baillie Tolkien from The Father Christmas Letters (Allen & Unwin, 1976). There are envelopes, including reproductions of the original letters, and illustrations by Tolkien.

Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien J. R. R. Tolkien (HarperCollins UK 0-261-10265-6, Sep ’95, £9.99, 463pp, tp) Reissue (Allen & Unwin 1981) reference work. Selected by Humphrey Carpenter with the assistance of Christopher Tolkien.

The Lord of the Rings J. R. R. Tolkien (HarperCollins UK 0-261-10320-2, Nov ’94 [Mar ’95], £25.00, 1147pp, hc) [Middle-Earth] Reprint (Allen & Unwin 1968) fantasy omnibus. Completely re-set edition: published in 1994, but not seen until now.

The Lord of the Rings J. R. R. Tolkien (HarperCollins UK 0-261-10325-3, May ’95 [Aug ’95], £9.99, 1147pp, tp) [Middle-Earth] Reprint (Allen & Unwin 1968) fantasy omnibus.

Sauron Defeated J. R. R. Tolkien (HarperCollins UK 0-261-10305-9, Jun ’95, £9.99, 482pp, tp, cover by John Howe) [Middle-Earth] Reissue (HarperCollins UK 1992) collection of early texts and commentary, the fourth (and last) part of “The History of the Lord of the Rings”, together with two related, and previously unpublished, pieces: “The Notion Club Papers” and “The Drowning of Anadûnê”, both related to the Númenórean legend. Volume 9 in “The History of Middle-Earth”. Second printing.

Treason in Isengard J. R. R. Tolkien (HarperCollins UK 0-261-10220-6, Jun ’95, £9.99, 504pp, tp, cover by John Howe) [Middle-Earth] Reissue (Unwin Hyman 1989) collection of alternate versions of sections of The Lord of the Rings. Part Two of “The History of the Lord of the Rings”. Volume 7 in the “The History of Middle-Earth”. Second printing.

The War of the Jewels J. R. R. Tolkien (HarperCollins UK 0-261-10324-5, Nov ’95, £9.99, 470pp, tp, cover by John Howe) [Middle-Earth] Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1994) collection, edited by Christopher Tolkien, of notes and early texts for The Silmarillion. Book 11 of The History of Middle Earth.

Trollnight Peter Tremayne (Severn House 0-7278-4834-8, Sep ’95, £15.99, 248pp, hc) Reprint (Sphere 1987) horror novel. An American scientist, investigating the mysterious death of his sister in Norway, discovers excavations have released an ancient menace. First World Hardcover.

The Burning Phillip Trewinnard (Gollancz 0-575-06057-3, Nov ’95 [Oct ’95], £5.99, 325pp, pb, cover by James Goodridge) Horror novel. A hardcover edition (-06056-5, £15.99) was announced but not seen.

Overload ed. Martin Tudor (Birmingham Science Fiction Group, Nov ’95, no price, 31pp, ph, cover by David A. Hardy) Anthology of pieces by the four Guests of Honour at Novacon 25 - original stories by Brian Aldiss & Harry Harrison; a reprint story by Bob Shaw and two poems by Iain Banks. Limited to 500 numbered copies.

The R’Lyeh Text ed. Robert Turner (Skoob Books 1-871438-90-X, May ’95 [Jul ’95], £6.99, 175pp, tp, cover by Mark Lovell) [Necronomicon] Companion text to The Necronomicon (1978), deciphering, as promised, the rest of the hidden manuscripts. Researched, transcribed and annotated by Robert Turner; edited with a preface by George Hay; plus a long Introduction by Colin Wilson. [H. P. Lovecraft]

Worldwar: Tilting the Balance Harry Turtledove (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-63239-9, Mar ’95, £16.99, 482pp, hc) [Worldwar] SF novel, second of a four-volume series set in an alternate World War II after Earth has been invaded by aliens. Simultaneous with the US (Del Rey) edition.

Worldwar: Tilting the Balance Harry Turtledove (NEL 0-340-64899-6, Jul ’95 [Jun ’95], £5.99, 482pp, pb) [Worldwar] Reprint (Del Rey; Hodder & Stoughton 1995) SF novel. Second of a four-volume series, set in an alternate World War II after Earth has been invaded by aliens.

After the Plague Jean Ure (Mammoth 0-7497-1015-2, Dec ’95, £3.99, 200pp, pb, cover by Daniel Daoro) [Plague 99] Reprint (Methuen 1992 as Come Lucky April) young-adult SF novel, second in a trilogy that began with Plague 99. 100 years after the plague decimated Earth, an all-woman community from which ‘male aggression has been eliminated’ is disrupted by the arrival of a young man.

Watchers at the Shrine Jean Ure (Mammoth 0-7497-2394-7, Sep ’95, £3.50, 154pp, pb, cover by Daniel Faoro) [Plague 99] Reprint (Methuen 1994) young-adult SF novel. Last in a trilogy — after Plague 99 and Come Lucky April (After The Plague) — set in a future decimated by plague.

Away Jane Urquhart (Penguin 0-14-023398-9, Mar ’95, £6.99, 356pp, tp, cover by Sir Edward Burne-Jones) Literary fantasy novel.

Boris Vallejo’s 3D Magic Boris Vallejo (Paper Tiger 1-85028-365-6, Aug ’95 [Jul ’95], £12.95, 60pp, hc, cover by Boris Vallejo) Art book, with a Foreword by Vallejo, and an Introduction explaining how to see the 3D pictures. Simultaneous with the US (Stewart, Tabori & Chang) edition.

Second Vision Ralph Vallone (Severn House 0-7278-4727-9, Feb ’95, £16.99, 455pp, hc, cover by Derek Colligan) Reprint (Dutton 1994) fantasy novel. A wealthy American wakes after death, and begins to exact revenge on those who wronged him. [First U.K. edition]

Swords of Raemllyn: Book 3 Robert E. Vardeman & Geo. W. Proctor (NEL 0-340-61774-8, Jul ’95, £6.99, 600pp, tp, cover by Paul Davies) [Swords of Raemllyn] Omnibus of three original fantasy novels. The third of three trilogies. Each novel is separately copyrighted.

The Star Wars Archives Mark Cotta Vaz & Shinji Hata (Virgin 1-85227-587-1, Sep ’95, £19.99, 208pp, hc) [Star Wars] Illustrated reference work.

They Used to Play on Grass Terry Venables & Gordon Williams (Penguin 0-14-024222-8, Apr ’95, £4.99, 254pp, pb) Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1971) near-future novel about football.

From Earth To Moon and A Trip Round It: Direct in 97 Hours 10 Minutes Jules Verne (Alan Sutton 0-7509-0824-6, Mar ’95 [Feb ’95], £5.99, xi+208pp, tp, cover by Donato Creti) Reprint (Sampson Low 1873) omnibus of From the Earth to the Moon (1865), and Round (All Around) the Moon (1870).

A Fire Upon the Deep Vernor Vinge (Millennium 1-85798-127-8, Oct ’95 [Dec ’95], £5.99, 579pp, pb, cover by Boris Vallejo) [Fire Upon the Deep] Reissue (Tor 1992) far future SF novel set in a universe where the laws of physics are variable, depending on galactic location. A Hugo winner.

Babylon 5: Blood Oath John Vornholt (Boxtree 0-7522-0654-0, Oct ’95 [Sep ’95], £4.99, 232pp, pb, cover by Bob Parkin) [Babylon 5] Reprint (Dell 1995) SF novelisation. Third in the set of books based on the TV series. [First U.K. edition]

Babylon 5: The Voice John Vornholt (Boxtree 0-7522-0644-3, Apr ’95, £4.99, 246pp, pb) [Babylon 5] Reprint (Dell 1995) SF novelisation based on the TV series. [First U.K. edition]

21st Century Blues Steve Walker (Coronet 0-340-61841-8, Jan ’95, £4.99, 369pp, pb) [Twenty-First Century Blues] Novelization of the Radio 4 SF comedy, subtitled “The Book of the Century, Being the Life and Times of Chaff Chaffinch, the Famous Stylite, Sometime Archbishop of Canterbury, Leader of the Revolution of ’24, Saviour of the World, Etcetera, Spoken by Himself, Mostly in the Year 2099, Up a Pole in Ethiopia, Written Down by his Long-Suffering Disciple and Lost Soul, Tadese Mblook”.

Two Old Women Velma Wallis (The Women’s Press 0-7043-4424-6, Oct ’94 [Jan ’95], £5.99, 140pp, pb, cover by Geraldine Brocet) Reprint (Epicenter 1993) fantasy novel based on an Alaskan legend. [First U.K. edition]

Quantum Leap: Odyssey Barbara E. Walton (Boxtree 0-7522-0687-7, Oct ’95, £4.99, 280pp, pb, cover by Colin Howard) [Quantum Leap] SF novelisation. Book 12 of the series based on the TV show.

To Trust a Soldier Nick Warburton (Walker 0-7445-3692-8, Aug ’95 [Sep ’95], £3.99, 160pp, pb, cover by Stuart Bodek) Reprint (Walker 1994) young-adult SF novel about the horror and moral conflicts of war in a machineless future.

Caleb Beldragon’s Chronicle of the Three Counties Paul Warren (Heinemann 0-434-97768-3, Oct ’95 [Sep ’95], £9.99, 44pp, hc, cover by Paul Warren) Oversized, heavily illustrated book detailing the background to a fantasy world which Warren has been developing for the last ten years. Races, societies, languages, songs, histories, constellations, legalities, jobs, landscapes. First in a series about the Three Counties, its target audience is just pre-teen but it has an approach and texture comparable to The Hobbit, and might develop in any number of ways if and when Warren writes the fictional texts.

A Dance in Blood Velvet Freda Warrington (Pan 0-330-32662-7, Oct ’95, £5.99, 584pp, pb) [Blood Wine] Reprint (Macmillan 1994) horror novel. Second in the “Blood” series after A Taste of Blood Wine.

The Dark Blood of Poppies Freda Warrington (Macmillan UK 0-333-63732-1, Oct ’95 [Nov ’95], £16.99, 519pp, hc) [Blood Wine] Horror novel. Third in the “Blood” vampire series after A Taste of Blood Wine and A Dance in Blood Velvet. The emphasis changes once more, in this unpredictable series, as the latest vampirised recruit, the ballerina Violette Lenoir, realises she may be about to become the most powerful vampire of all.

The Coming of Vertumnus Ian Watson (Gollancz 0-575-05921-4, Jun ’95 [May ’95], £5.99, 288pp, pb) Reprint (Gollancz 1994 as The Coming of Vertumnus and Other Stories) SF collection of 11 stories.

The Fallen Moon Ian Watson (Gollancz 0-575-06098-0, Sep ’95, £5.99, 546pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) [Book of Mana] Reprint (Gollancz 1994) SF novel based on the Finnish epic, the Kalevala. Sequel to Lucky’s Harvest, it is the second (and last) “Book of Mana”.

Warhammer 40,000 - Harlequin Ian Watson (Boxtree 0-7522-0610-9, Apr ’95, £4.99, 246pp, pb, cover by Dave Gallagher) [Warhammer 40,000] Reprint (Boxtree 1994) SF novelisation set in the Warhammer universe of the 41st Century.

Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Child Ian Watson (Boxtree 0-7522-0621-4, Jun ’95, £15.99, 259pp, hc, cover by Mark Craven) [Warhammer 40,000: Inquisition War] SF novel set in the “Warhammer” universe of the 41st Century. Third book in the “Inquisition War” trilogy.

Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Child Ian Watson (Boxtree 0-7522-0772-5, Dec ’95, £4.99, 259pp, pb, cover by Mark Craven) [Warhammer 40,000: Inquisition War] Reprint (Boxtree 1995) SF novelisation set in the “Warhammer” universe of the 41st Century. Third book of the “Inquisition War” trilogy.

Twenty Twenty Nigel Watts (Sceptre 0-340-61726-8, Jan ’95 [Apr ’95], £16.99, 249pp, hc, cover by Catherine Dickensen) SF novel. The intersecting stories of an aging writer in Canada, infected with a deadly virus; and a young couple in California working on Virtually Realising the world of a vanished tribe.

Mennyms in the Wilderness Sylvia Waugh (Red Fox 0-09-942421-5, May ’95, £2.99, 266pp, pb, cover by Patrick Benson) [Mennyms] Reprint (Julia MacRae 1994) young-adult fantasy novel. Second in the “Mennyms” series.

Mennyms Under Siege Sylvia Waugh (Julia MacRae 1-85681-641-9, May ’95, £9.99, 220pp, hc, cover by Patrick Benson) [Mennyms] Young-adult fantasy novel. Third in the series about a perfectly ordinary suburban family with a single secret. They’re not human. When their newest daughter, Pilbeam, goes outside to find life, the door remains Death.

A Calculated Magic Robert Weinberg (Raven 1-85487-350-4, Aug ’95, £4.99, 234pp, pb, cover by Walter Velez) [Today’s Sorcery] Reprint (Ace 1994) humorous fantasy novel in the Unknown style. Sequel to A Modern Magician (U.S.: A Logical Magician). [First U.K. edition]

A Modern Magician Robert Weinberg (Raven 1-85487-344-X, Feb ’95, £4.99, 232pp, pb, cover by Walter Velez) [Today’s Sorcery] Reprint (Ace 1994 as A Logical Magician) fantasy novel. The First Book of “Today’s Sorcery”. [First U.K. edition]

The Seventh Gate Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Bantam UK 0-553-40379-6, Nov ’95, £4.99, 356pp, pb, cover by Stephen Youll) [Death Gate Cycle] Reprint (Bantam 1994) fantasy novel. Volume 7 of the “Death Gate Cycle” septet.

The Knights of the Black Earth Margaret Weis & Don Perrin (Gollancz 0-575-06060-3, Aug ’95, £15.99, 383pp, hc, cover by Les Edwards) [Mag Force 7] Reprint (Roc 1995) SF novel, set in the same universe as Weis’s “Star of the Guardians” series. Mercenaries led by a cyborg plot against the galactic king. First in the “Mag Force 7” series. [First U.K. edition]

A Dragon Lover’s Treasury of the Fantastic ed. Margaret Weis (Severn House 0-7278-4778-3, Apr ’95, £16.99, 421pp, hc, cover by Derek Colligan) Reprint (Warner Aspect 1994 as A Dragon-Lover’s Treasury of the Fantastic) fantasy collection. theme anthology of 20 fantasy stories about dragons. First World Hardcover. [First U.K. edition]

The Runes of War Jane Welch (HarperCollins Voyager 0-00-648025-X, Dec ’95, £5.99, 497pp, pb, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Runespell Trilogy] Fantasy novel, book one of “The Runespell Trilogy”. The castle of Torra Alta is the last defence against barbaric northern hordes fleeing a new ice age. A first novel.

Lords of the Sky Angus Wells (Millennium 1-85798-400-5, Oct ’95 [Sep ’95], £5.99, 679pp, pb, cover by Mick Posen) Reprint (Millennium 1994) fantasy novel.

The Science Fiction Volume 1 H. G. Wells (J.M. Dent 0-460-87732-1, Sep ’95 [Aug ’95], £15.99, 474pp, tp, cover by Cyril Power) Reprint (Dover 1951 as Seven SF Novels of H.G. Wells) SF Omnibus of The Time Machine, The Island of Dr Moreau, The War of the Worlds and The First Men in the Moon. A Phoenix Giant trade paperback edition (1-85799-352-7, £9.99, 474pp) is also available.

When the Sleeper Wakes H. G. Wells (Everyman 0-460-87499-3, Nov ’94 [Apr ’95], £5.99, 248pp, pb, cover by William Roberts) Reprint (Harper 1899) SF novel. Edited by John Lawton. Published in 1994 but not seen until now.

The Invisible Man H. G. Wells (Everyman 0-460-87628-7, Nov ’95 [Oct ’95], £4.99, 182pp, pb, cover by René Magritte) Reprint (Pearson 1897) classic SF novel, with an introduction, annotations, and notes by Macdonald Daly. This is a textually corrected reprint of the first American edition (Arnold, 1897) which had added an Epilogue.

Urn Burial Robert Westall (Puffin 0-14-037317-9, May ’95 [Dec ’95], £4.50, 157pp, pb, cover by Alun Hood) Reprint (Viking Kestrel 1987) young-adult fantasy novel.

To Build Jerusalem John Whitbourn (Gollancz 0-575-05873-0, Apr ’95 [Mar ’95], £5.99, 311pp, pb, cover by Chris Brown) [Dangerous Energy] Fantasy novel set in the same alternate-world as A Dangerous Energy. In an England where the Reformation failed, a supernatural power undermines the structure of society. A hardcover edition (-05871-4, £15.99) was announced but not seen.

Asimov: The Unauthorized Life Michael White (Millennium 1-85798-605-9, Sep ’95, £5.99, 257pp, pb) Reprint (Millennium 1994) biography of the late author. A revealing view of Asimov, even though many friends refused to be interviewed. [Isaac Asimov]

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