The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Aunt Dimity’s Good Deed Nancy Atherton (Viking 0-670-86715-2, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $20.95, 277pp, hc, cover by Jerry Lofaro) [Aunt Dimity] Mystery/ghost novel. Third in the series.

The Dragon and the Unicorn A. A. Attanasio (HarperPrism 0-06-109297-5, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $16.00, 500pp, tp, cover by Danilo Ducak) [Arthor] Arthurian fantasy novel. First US edition (Hodder & Stoughton 1994).

The Dragon and the Unicorn A. A. Attanasio (SFBC #13589, Sep ’96, $11.98, 500pp, hc, cover by Danilo Ducak) [Arthor] Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1994) Arthurian fantasy novel. This hardcover edition is otherwise similar to the HarperPrism trade paperback edition; the jacket lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Silent A. A. Attanasio & Robert S. Henderson (Dennis McMillan 0-939767-24-4, Mar ’96 [Feb ’96], $30.00, 295pp, hc, cover by Joe Servello) Associational novel of drugs and gangs. A contemporary retelling of The Illiad as the story of an outlaw biker who falls in love with a Mafia boss’ wife. Order from Dennis McMillan Publications, 2421 E. Speedway Boulevard, Tucson AZ 85719; 520-322-6315.

Bluebeard’s Egg Margaret Atwood (Bantam 0-553-37860-0, Dec ’96, $10.95, 244pp, tp, cover by Heather Cooper) Reprint (McClelland & Stewart 1983) literary collection with some fantasy.

Deathlands: Bitter Fruit [by Laurence James] James Axler (Worldwide Library Gold Eagle 0-373-62535-9, Jan ’97 [Dec ’96], $5.50, 348pp, pb) [Deathlands] Post-holocaust SF adventure novel. Copyrighted by Worldwide Library.

Deathlands: Circle Thrice [by Laurence James] James Axler (Worldwide Library Gold Eagle 0-373-62532-4, Jun ’96, $5.50, 349pp, pb) [Deathlands] Post-holocaust SF adventure novel, set in the Tennessee.

Deathlands: Crossways [by Laurence James] James Axler (Worldwide Library Gold Eagle 0-373-62530-8, Feb ’96 [Jan ’96], $4.99, 349pp, pb) [Deathlands] Post-holocaust SF adventure novel, set in the Rockies.

Deathlands: Eclipse at Noon [by Laurence James] James Axler (Worldwide Library Gold Eagle 0-373-, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $5.50, 347pp, pb, cover by Herring) [Deathlands] Post-holocaust SF adventure novel, #32 in the series.

Deathlands: Stoneface [by Laurence James] James Axler (Worldwide Library Gold Eagle 0-373-62534-0, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $5.50, 347pp, pb) [Deathlands] Post-holocaust SF adventure novel. Ryan Cawdor visits Mt. Rushmore.

The Lost Jonathan Aycliffe (HarperPrism 0-06-105225-6, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $16.00, 166pp, hc) Horror novel. A teacher discovers he’s inherited more than just a castle in Transylvania. The author also writes as Daniel Easterman; the copyright is by Denis MacEoin.

The Regulators Richard Bachman (SFBC #12345, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $8.98, 475pp, hc, cover by Mark Ryden) Reprint (Dutton; Hodder & Stoughton 1996) horror novel, companion to Stephen King’s Desperation from Viking. This is similar to the Dutton edition, but lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Face of Time Camille Bacon-Smith (DAW 0-88677-707-0, Dec ’96 [Nov ’96], $5.99, pb, cover by Jean-Francois Podevin) Dark fantasy novel. Scotland Yard officers track a serial killer, and find an ancient evil.

Writing Horror and the Body Linda Badley (Greenwood Press 0-313-29716-9, Jun ’96 [Oct ’96], $55.00, 183pp, hc) Non-fiction, a critical examination of contemporary horror, subtitled “The Fiction of Stephen King, Clive Barker, and Anne Rice”; a sequel of sorts to Film, Horror, and the Body Fantastic, exploring the ways in which bodily forms and transformations in horror reflect the sense of self. Order from Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, Box 5007, Westport CT 06881; credit card orders: 800-225-5800.

John Saul: A Critical Companion Paul Bail (Greenwood Press 0-313-29575-1, Jul ’96 [Aug ’96], $29.95, 203pp, hc) Non-fiction, critical guide to Saul’s psychological and supernatural thrillers. There is a bibliography and an index. Order from Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, Box 5007, Westport CT 06881; credit card orders: 800-225-5800. [John Saul]

Shadowdance Robin Wayne Bailey (White Wolf 1-56504-946-2, Mar ’96 [Feb ’96], $5.99, 537pp, pb, cover by Paul Lee) Dark fantasy novel. A spell requires a crippled man to dance every night, and those who watch him must act out their deepest, darkest desires.

Shadowdance Robin Wayne Bailey (SFBC #12044, Jul ’96 [Jun ’96], $9.98, 370pp, hc, cover by Pat Morrissey) Reprint (White Wolf 1996) dark fantasy novel. The jacket lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back. First hardcover edition.

Chaos Come Again Wilhelmina Baird (Ace 0-441-00369-9, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $12.00, 330pp, tp, cover by Bruce Jensen) [Crashcourse] SF novel, set in the same universe as the “Crashcourse” series.

Ancestral Hungers Scott Baker (Tor 0-312-86305-5, Jan ’97 [Dec ’96], $14.95, 320pp, tp, cover by Thomas Snowdon-Romer) Reprint (Tor 1995) vampire novel, an expanded version of Dhampire (Pocket 1982).

Raptor Red Robert T. Bakker (Bantam 0-553-57561-9, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $6.50, 256pp, pb, cover by Steve Youll) Reprint (Bantam UK; Bantam 1995) prehistoric novel about a female raptor, told “from within her mind”.

The Defiance Bill Baldwin (Warner Aspect 0-446-60334-1, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $5.99, 361pp, pb, cover by Chris Moore) [Helmsman] Military SF novel, seventh in the “Helmsman” series.

Mathemagics Margaret Ball (Baen 0-671-87755-0, Dec ’96 [Nov ’96], $5.99, 341pp, pb, cover by Larry Elmore) Fantasy novel. Brass Bra warrior Ruva moves to the suburbs in our universe so her daughter can get a better education, but an evil wizard follows.

Crash J. G. Ballard (Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Noonday 0-374-52412-2, Sep ’96 [Oct ’96], $12.00, 224pp, tp) [Crash] Reissue (Cape 1973) associational mainstream novel. This is a movie tie-in edition. Fifth printing.

Rushing to Paradise J. G. Ballard (St. Martin’s/Picador 0-312-13415-0, May ’96 [Apr ’96], $12.00, 239pp, tp) Reprint (Flamingo 1994) associational novel about a Utopian compound on a remote tropical island.

A User’s Guide to the Millennium: Essays and Reviews J. G. Ballard (St. Martin’s/Picador 0-312-14440-7, May ’96 [Apr ’96], $23.00, 304pp, hc) Associational collection of reviews and essays. First American edition (HarperCollins UK 1996).

Feersum Endjinn Iain M. Banks (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57358-6, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], $5.99, 309pp, pb, cover by Michael Whelan) Reprint (Orbit 1994) SF novel. A man has only one life left in which to find his assassin, and save Earth from an encroaching gas cloud.

The Venetian’s Wife Nick Bantock (Chronicle Books 0-8118-1140-9, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $22.95, 131pp, hc, cover by Nick Bantock) Literary, illustrated fantasy novel, subtitled “A Strangely Sensual Tale of a Renaissance Explorer, a Computer, and a Metamorphosis”. A museum worker is transformed by a quest for sculptures.

The Venetian’s Wife Nick Bantock (BOMC/QPBC, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $17.95, 131pp, hc, cover by Nick Bantock) Reprint (Chronicle Books 1996) illustrated, epistolary fantasy novel. This is similar to the Chronicle Books edition, except it lacks a price and has the QPBC mark on the back jacket.

Books of Blood, Volume One Clive Barker (Berkley 0-425-08389-6, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $5.99, 255pp, pb) Reissue (Sphere 1984) horror collection. 23rd printing.

Books of Blood, Volume Three Clive Barker (Berkley 0-425-09347-6, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $5.99, 258pp, pb) Reissue (Sphere 1984) horror collection. 19th printing.

Books of Blood, Volume Two Clive Barker (Berkley 0-425-08739-5, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $5.99, 261pp, pb) Reissue (Sphere 1984) horror collection. 17th printing.

The Damnation Game Clive Barker (Berkley 0-425-12793-1, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $6.99, 433pp, pb, cover by M. C. Escher) Reissue (Weidenfeld & Nicholson 1985) horror novel. 11th printing.

Forms of Heaven: Three Plays Clive Barker (HarperPrism 0-06-105270-1, Dec ’96 [Nov ’96], $23.00, 378pp, hc, cover by Clive Barker) Collection of three plays, all magical comedies: Crazyface, Paradise Street, and Subtle Bodies. There is an introduction by Barker, along with production notes for each play.

Sacrament Clive Barker (HarperCollins 0-06-017949-X, Jul ’96 [Jun ’96], $25.00, 447pp, hc, cover by Phil Heffernan) Fantasy novel. A wildlife photographer worried about endangered species and AIDS experiences dark flashbacks after being clawed by a bear. Simultaneous with the UK (HarperCollins UK).

Weaveworld Clive Barker (Pocket 0-671-70418-4, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $6.99, 704pp, pb, cover by Jim Warren) Reissue (Collins; Poseidon 1987) fantasy novel. Eighth printing.

Barlowe’s Guide to Fantasy Wayne Barlowe (HarperPrism 0-06-100817-6, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $19.95, 101pp, tp, cover by Wayne Barlowe) Art book with portraits of (mostly non-human) fantasy characters, each with a page describing the book and character. A hardcover edition -105238-8, $35.00) is also available.

Kaleidoscope Century John Barnes (Tor 0-812-53346-1, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $5.99, 252pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) Reprint (Tor 1995) SF novel set in a dark, harrowing 21st century.

One for the Morning Glory John Barnes (Tor 0-312-86106-0, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], $22.95, 319pp, hc, cover by Charles Vess) Absurd fantasy novel. Four mysterious companions help a prince deal with a curse that made his left side completely disappear.

Patton’s Spaceship John Barnes (HarperPrism 0-06-105659-6, Jan ’97 [Dec ’96], $5.99, 325pp, pb, cover by Vincent DiFate) [Timeline Wars] Military SF novel of war across alternate Earths. First book in the “Timeline Wars” series.

Blood Brothers Steven Barnes (Tor 0-312-85707-1, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $24.95, 382pp, hc) Dark fantasy novel of ancient African sorcery and contemporary racism.

The Deepest Sea Charles Barnitz (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45504-5, May ’96 [Apr ’96], $5.99, 540pp, pb, cover by Daniel Horne) Fantasy novel. An Irish Viking goes questing in 8th-century Europe where old magics fight to survive new Christian ways. A first novel.

Babylon 5: Book 5: The Touch of Your Shadow, the Whisper of Your Name Neal Barrett, Jr. (Dell 0-440-22230-3, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], $5.50, 248pp, pb, cover by Bob Larkin) [Babylon 5] SF novelization based on the TV show. Copyrighted by Dell Publishing.

Skinny Annie Blues Neal Barrett, Jr. (Kensington 1-57566-058-X, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], $21.95, 250pp, hc, cover by Lisa Henderling) Associational mystery novel.

Peter Pan J. M. Barrie (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-036674-1, Jan ’96 [Feb ’96], $3.99, 242pp, tp, cover by Keith Scaife) [Peter Pan] Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1911) classic young-adult fantasy novel. This is a repackaged, worldwide edition of the Puffin 1994 edition with an introduction by Naomi Lewis and illustrations by Elisa Trimby. Sixth printing.

The Lost Years of Merlin T. A. Barron (Putnam/Philomel 0-399-23018-1, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $19.95, 326pp, tp, cover by Mike Wimmer) [Lost Years of Merlin] Young-adult Arthurian fantasy, volume one in a trilogy. A boy with amnesia washes up on the Welsh shore, and turns out to have strange powers — and a great destiny.

The Merlin Effect T. A. Barron (Tor 0-812-55169-9, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $5.99, 254pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) Reprint (Putnam/Philomel 1994) young-adult Arthurian fantasy about a modern girl and a sunken treasure ship.

Acts of Conscience William Barton (Warner Aspect 0-446-67251-3, Jan ’97 [Dec ’96], $12.99, 400pp, tp, cover by Wayne Barlowe) SF novel.

World of Darkness: As One Dead Don Bassingthwaite & Nancy Kilpatrick (White Wolf 1-56504-875-X, Feb ’96 [Jan ’96], $5.99, 412pp, pb, cover by Drew Tucker) [World of Darkness] Horror novelization set in the world of the role-playing game “Vampire: the Masquerade”. Copyrighted by White Wolf.

Peter Nevsky and the True Story of the Russian Moon Landing John Calvin Batchelor (Holt/Owl 0-8050-4667-4, Jul ’96 [Jun ’96], $15.00, 499pp, tp, cover by Royce Becker) Reprint (Holt 1993) satirical SF novel.

Branch and Crown Gael Baudino (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45553-3, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], $5.99, 333pp, pb, cover by Tom Canty) [Water!] Alternate-history/fantasy novel, book three of “Water!”.

Thwonk Joan Bauer (Dell/Laurel-Leaf 0-440-21980-9, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $3.99, 215pp, pb) Reprint (Delacorte 1995) young-adult fantasy novel about a girl with her own personal cupid.

Our Landlady L. Frank Baum (University of Nebraska Press/Bison 0-8032-1221-6, Apr ’96, $35.00, 285pp, hc) Associational collection of newspaper columns from the Aberdeen Saturday Pioneer (Aberdeen, South Dakota) edited and annotated by Nancy Tystad Koupal. University of Nebraska Press, Bison Books, 312 North 14th, Lincoln NE 68588-0484; 800-755-1105.

Tik-Tok of Oz L. Frank Baum (Morrow Junior/Books of Wonder 0-688-13355-X, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], $22.00, 272pp, hc, cover by John R. Neill) [Oz] Reprint (Reilly & Britton 1914) young-adult fantasy, a “Books of Wonder hardcover classic” facsimile of the first edition, illustrated by John R. Neill. A brief new editor’s note by Peter Glassman discusses how the book started as a play.

Ring Stephen Baxter (HarperPrism 0-06-105694-4, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $5.99, 502pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Xeelee] SF novel, final part of the “Xeelee” series. First US edition (HarperCollins UK 1994).

Voyage Stephen Baxter (HarperPrism 0-06-105258-2, Jan ’97 [Dec ’96], $23.00, 511pp, hc) SF novel. First US edition (Voyager 1996).

Prism Austin Bay (HarperCollins 0-06-017525-7, Jul ’96 [Jun ’96], $21.00, 234pp, hc) Near-future technothriller of psychic agents and global conspiracy.

The Unicorn Sonata Peter S. Beagle (Turner 1-57036-288-2, Oct ’96, $16.95, 154pp, hc, cover by Robert Rodriguez) Fantasy novella. A Chicana in Los Angeles follows ghostly music into a magical world, where the unicorns have a strange disease. Full-color illustrations by Robert Rodriguez.

The Unauthorized Anne Rice Companion George Beahm (Andrews & McMeel 0-8362-1036-0, May ’96 [Apr ’96], $12.95, 246pp, tp) Non-fiction, reference; a guide to Rice’s life and works. [Anne Rice]

Blood Music Greg Bear (Ace 0-441-00348-6, Jul ’96 [Jun ’96], $13.95, 247pp, tp, cover by Doug Struthers) Reprint (Arbor House 1985) classic biotech SF novel, expanded from a Hugo-winning novelette. The book was both a Nebula and Hugo nominee.

Legacy Greg Bear (Tor 0-812-52481-0, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $6.99, 471pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Eon] Reprint (Tor 1995) SF novel of “The Way”, a prequel to Eon.

Songs of Earth and Power Greg Bear (Tor 0-812-53603-7, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $6.99, 697pp, pb, cover by Nicholas Jainschigg) [Infinity Concerto] Reprint (Legend 1992) omnibus of two fantasy novels, The Infinity Concerto and its sequel The Serpent Mage.

New Legends ed. Greg Bear & Martin H. Greenberg (Tor 0-312-86201-6, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $13.95, 379pp, tp, cover by John Harris) Reprint (Legend 1995) original SF anthology.

Bloodletter Warren Newton Beath (Tor 0-812-53393-3, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $5.99, 310pp, pb, cover by Joe DeVito) Reprint (Tor 1994) horror novel about a writer who thinks his vampire creation is real.

Bram Stoker: A Biography of the Author of Dracula Barbara Belford (Knopf 0-679-41832-6, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], $30.00, 381pp, hc) Non-fiction biography, covering Stoker’s life both as an author and as manager of London’s Lyceum Theatre. There is a selected bibliography and and index. [Bram Stoker]

Hard Curves Julie Bell (Thunder’s Mouth Press 1-56025-131-X, Sep ’96 [Nov ’96], $19.95, 127pp, tp, cover by Julie Bell) Art book with text by Nigel Suckling, and a forward by Hank Rose. First US edition (Dragon’s World 1995).

The Curse of the Blue Figurine John Bellairs (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-038005-1, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $3.99, 200pp, pb, cover by Paul O. Zelinsky) [Johnny Dixon] Reprint (Dial 1983) young-adult fantasy novel, first in the “Johnny Dixon” series.

The Mummy, the Will, and the Crypt John Bellairs (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-038007-8, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $3.99, 168pp, pb, cover by Paul O. Zelinsky) [Johnny Dixon] Reprint (Dial 1983) young-adult fantasy novel, second in the “Johnny Dixon” series.

Sailing Bright Eternity Gregory Benford (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57332-2, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $5.99, 445pp, pb, cover by Pamela Lee) [Nigel Walmsley; Galactic Center] Reprint (Gollancz 1995) SF novel. Final book in both the “Nigel Walmsley” and the “Galactic Center” series.

Far Futures ed. Gregory Benford (SFBC #11254, Mar ’96, $11.98, 348pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) Reprint (Tor 1995) original anthology of five previously unpublished stories by Poul Anderson, Charles Sheffield, Joe Haldeman, Greg Bear, and Donald M. Kingsbury. This is similar to the Tor edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Keeper of the King Nigel Bennett & P. N. Elrod (Baen/Starline 0-671-87759-3, Jan ’97 [Dec ’96], $21.00, 400pp, pb, cover by David Mattingly) [Lancelot: vampire] Arthurian vampire novel. Packaged and copyrighted by Bill Fawcett and Associates.

The Collected Ghost Stories of E.F. Benson E. F. Benson (Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0365-2, Nov ’96 [Dec ’96], $12.95, 624pp, tp) Reissue (Robinson; Carroll & Graf 1992) collection of 54 literary ghost stories. Edited by Richard Dalby, with a foreword by Joan Aiken. Second printing.

The Disciples of Cthulhu ed. Edward P. Berglund (Chaosium 1-56882-054-2, Mar ’96, $10.95, 258pp, tp, cover by H. E. Fassl) Reprint (DAW 1976) anthology of nine stories, one original. This second revised edition has a new preface by Edward P. Berglund, and new illustrations by Earl Geier. The Ramsey Campbell and Brian Lumley stories have been slightly revised. Dropped from this edition are stories by Lin Carter and Joseph Payne Brennan; new to this edition are stories by A.A. Attanasio and Robert M. Price (the one original).

Child of the Journey Janet Berliner & George Guthridge (White Wolf 1-56504-942-X, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], $5.99, 469pp, pb, cover by Matt Manley) [Madagascar Manifesto] Dark fantasy novel, second book in the “Madagascar Manifesto” trilogy.

The China Garden Liz Berry (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 0-374-31248-6, Mar ’96, $18.00, 285pp, hc, cover by Hilary Mosberg) Young-adult fantasy novel. A teen discovers family secrets, a lost garden, and ancient magics. First US edition (Gollancz 1994).

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