The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Book of Merlyn T. H. White (Fontana 0-00-615725-4, 1994 [Jan ’95], £3.99, 176pp, tp) [Once and Future King] Reprint (University of Texas 1977) fantasy novel, sequel to The Once and Future King. Includes a prologue by Sylvia Townsend Warner.

The Once and Future King T. H. White (HarperCollins UK 0-00-615310-0, 1994 [Jan ’95], £7.99, 638pp, tp) [Once and Future King] Reprint (Collins 1958) Arthurian fantasy omnibus.

The Sword in the Stone T. H. White (Lions 0-00-674200-9, 1994 [Feb ’95], £3.99, 298pp, tp) [Once and Future King] Reissue (Collins 1938) fantasy novel: first in the Arthurian series known collectively as The Once and Future King. This is the undated 28th printing.

The Happy Prince and Other Stories Oscar Wilde (Penguin/Godfrey Cave 0-14-062137-7, Oct ’94 [Apr ’95], £1.00, 204pp, pb, cover by Ackerman) Reprint (??? ???) young-adult fantasy collection. Omnibus of The Happy Prince (1888) and A House of Pomegranates (1891). An Afterword by Jack Zipes plus other material is listed but not included. Published in 1994 but not seen until now.

The Happy Prince and Other Stories Oscar Wilde (Penguin 0-14-600025-0, Jul ’95, 60p, 56pp, pb, cover by James Pryde) Collection of four stories. One of the ‘Penguin 60s’ collection: mini-books celebrating their 60th anniversary.

The Penguin Book of Classic Fantasy by Women ed. A. Susan Williams (Penguin 0-14-024318-6, May ’95 [Jun ’95], £7.99, xv+572pp, tp, cover by Evelyn de Morgan) Reprint (Xanadu 1992 as The Lifted Veil) anthology of 34 stories by women, published between 1806 and 1936. Contents differ slightly from the earlier edition; several stories were dropped, one added.

The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women ed. A. Susan Williams & Richard Glyn Jones (Viking UK 0-670-85907-9, May ’95, £17.00, 560pp, hc, cover by Leonora Carrington) Fantasy/SF anthology of epic proportions - 38 stories (3 original) by women, published between 1941 and 1994. There is an Introduction by Joanna Russ.

Caliban’s Hour Tad Williams (Legend 0-09-926171-5, Sep ’95, £4.99, 180pp, pb, cover by Bruce Pennington) Reprint (Legend 1994) fantasy novel. A tale of magic and menace derived from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”, wherein Caliban confronts Miranda twenty years after she left the island, seeking revenge for the cruelties she inflicted.

Metropolitan Walter Jon Williams (HarperCollins UK 0-00-648023-3, Sep ’95 [Aug ’95], £4.99, 376pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) [Metropolitan] Reprint (HarperPrism 1995) SF novel. On a bizarre future Earth (enclosed in a shield cutting it off from the universe), where technology is powered by geomancy, the inhabitants of the metropolis Jaspeer are menaced by a titanic burning woman. [First U.K. edition]

Citadel Philip G. Williamson (Legend 0-09-931061-9, Nov ’95, £16.99, 289pp, hc, cover by Mick Van Houten) [Firstworld Chronicles] Fantasy novel. In “The Firstworld Chronicles” series.

Heart of Shadows Philip G. Williamson (Legend 0-09-931051-1, Nov ’95 [Oct ’95], £5.99, 312pp, pb, cover by Mick Van Houten) [Firstworld Chronicles] Reprint (Legend 1994) fantasy novel. In “The Firstworld Chronicles” series.

Mysterium Robert Charles Wilson (NEL 0-450-60959-6, Jan ’95 [Dec ’94], £4.99, 345pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1994) SF novel. A small American town vanishes from our Earth to reappear in a world of curfews, rationing, and secret police. [First U.K. edition]

Chung Kuo: Book Seven: Days of Bitter Strength David Wingrove (Hodder & Stoughton 0-450-56417-7, Sep ’95, £16.99, 457pp, hc, cover by Mark Harrison) [Chung Kuo] SF novel. Penultimate title in an 8-volume political epic which has been appearing since 1989. In a Chinese-dominated future, the old order is finally swept away.. but the possible new order may still be suffocated by the dead hand of tradition. The final volume, The Marriage of the Living Dark, will appear in 1996.

Chung Kuo: Book Six: White Moon, Red Dragon David Wingrove (NEL 0-340-63971-7, Sep ’95 [Aug ’95], £5.99, 629pp, pb, cover by Tim White) [Chung Kuo] Reprint (NEL 1994) Sf novel.

Caldé of the Long Sun Gene Wolfe (NEL 0-450-61011-X, Aug ’95 [Jul ’95], £5.99, 371pp, pb) [Book of the Long Sun] Reprint (NEL 1994) SF novel. Third volume of “The Book of the Long Sun”.

Star Wars: The Courtship of Princess Leia Dave Wolverton (Bantam UK 0-553-40807-0, May ’95 [Apr ’95], £4.99, 374pp, pb, cover by Drew Struzan) [Star Wars] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1994) Star Wars novelisation.

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume IX ed. Dave Wolverton (New Era 1-870451-85-6, Sep ’95, £4.99, 413pp, pb, cover by Gary Meyer) Reprint (Bridge 1993) original anthology of 17 stories from the 1991-1992 Writers of the Future contest, illustrated by the winners of the 1991-1992 Illustrators of the Future contest, with non-fiction pieces by well known authors. Earlier volumes in the series were edited by Algis Budrys. [First U.K. edition]

Orlando Virginia Woolf (Wordsworth 1-85326-239-0, Feb ’95, £1.00, 162pp, pb, cover by Frederick Richard Pickersgill) Reprint (Hogarth 1928) Literary fantasy: a thrift paperback edition.

Earthmun T. M. Wright (Gollancz 0-575-05872-2, Oct ’95 [Sep ’95], £4.99, 252pp, pb, cover by Danny Flynn) [Strange Seed] Dark fantasy novel, a sequel to Wright’s early novel, Strange Seed. Jack Earthmun, a homicide detective, finds his world turned upside down by a child-woman with a strange heritage.

Sleepeasy T. M. Wright (Gollancz 0-575-05918-4, Mar ’95, £4.99, 251pp, pb) [Goodlow’s Ghosts] Reprint (Gollancz 1993) fantasy/horror thriller about a dead detective in the supernatural limbo town of Silver Lake; a sequel-of-sorts to Goodlow’s Ghosts.

Female Rule in Chinese and English Literary Utopias Qingyun Wu (Liverpool University Press 0-85323-580-5, Jul ’95 [Aug ’95], £15.00, 225pp, tp) Reprint (Syracuse University Press 1995) non-fiction, criticism. A study of the theme of female rule in texts as diverse as The Faerie Queen, Le Guin’s The Dispossessed, and less available Chinese texts over the last several centuries. A hardcover edition (-570-8, £27.50) was announced but not seen. [First U.K. edition]

Inventing Wonderland Jackie Wullschläger (Methuen 0-413-67840-7, May ’95, £25.00, 228pp, hc, cover by John Singer Sargent) Non-fiction. Heavily illustrated reference work subtitled “The Lives and Fantasies of Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, J. M. Barrie, Kenneth Grahame and A. A. Milne”. Based on letters, diaries and memoirs, it is an often disturbing study of the five most revered ‘children’s writers’ of the late 19th/early 20th century, seminal writers whose work, supposedly about childhood fantasies and fears, is revealed to be more often about their own negative reactions to adulthood, and a flight from social conformity.

Keeper of the Keys Janny Wurts (HarperCollins UK 0-586-20484-9, Nov ’95, £4.99, 350pp, pb, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Cycle of Fire] Reissue (Ace 1988) fantasy novel. Book 2 in the “Cycle of Fire”. Third printing.

The Ships of Merior Janny Wurts (HarperCollins UK 0-586-21070-9, May ’95, £5.99, 740pp, pb, cover by Janny Wurts) [Wars of Light and Shadow] Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1994) fantasy novel. Volume 2 of “The Wars of Light and Shadows”.

Stormwarden Janny Wurts (HarperCollins UK 0-586-20483-0, Aug ’95 [Sep ’95], £4.99, 447pp, pb) [Cycle of Fire] Reprint (Ace 1984) fantasy novel. Volume one in “Cycle of Fire”.

That Way Lies Camelot Janny Wurts (HarperCollins UK 0-00-648003-9, Feb ’95 [Jan ’95], £4.99, 381pp, pb, cover by Janny Wurts) Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1994) collection of all Wurts’s short stories, including four originals.

Warhost of Vastmark Janny Wurts (HarperCollins UK 0-00-224620-1, Aug ’95 [Jul ’95], £8.99, 384pp, tp, cover by Janny Wurts) [Wars of Light and Shadow] Fantasy novel. Third in a series after The Curse of the Mistwraith and The Ships of Merior. The US edition of The Ships of Merior includes the original UK novel plus this. A hardcover edition (-224619-8, £15.99) is also available.

Other Lands Jonathan Wylie (Orbit 1-85723-309-3, Jun ’95, £16.99, 360pp, hc, cover by Keith Scaife) Fantasy novel. Michael Glover, comatose after a car accident, somehow calls to his lover for help. She must break through to another, fantastic world where she finds analogues of herself and her situation. Wylie is a joint pseudonym for Julia Smith & Mark J. A. Smith.

Conquerors’ Heritage Timothy Zahn (Bantam UK 0-553-40854-2, Sep ’95 [Aug ’95], £4.99, 360pp, pb, cover by Paul Youll) [Conquerors] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1995) SF novel. Second in the “Conqueror” trilogy after Conquerors’ Pride. [First U.K. edition]

Wizrd Steve Zell (Headline 0-7472-4609-2, Jan ’95, £5.99, 440pp, pb, cover by Steve Crisp) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1994) horror novel.

Loch Paul Zindel (The Bodley Head 0-37-032430-7, May ’95, £8.99, 131pp, hc, cover by Wayne McLoughlin) Reprint (HarperCollins 1994) young-adult fantasy novel. Prehistoric creatures in a Vermont lake are stalked by a monstrous enemy — man. [First U.K. edition]

The Wild David Zindell (HarperCollins UK 0-246-13776-2, Nov ’95, £15.99, 477pp, hc, cover by Michael Van Houten) [Requiem for Homo Sapiens] SF novel. Book 2 in the “Requiem for Homo Sapiens” trilogy.

Chiller ed. Anon. (Dublin: Poolbeg 1853715123, 1995, £3.99, 217pp, tp, cover by P. J. Lynch) Original anthology of 18 spine tingling tales from some of Ireland’s leading writers.

The 1995 Rhysling Anthology ed. Anon. (Figment Press, Feb ’95, 59pp+, ph) Anthology of 49 poems, the nominees for the 1995 Rhysling Award.

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