The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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RIM: A Novel of Virtual Reality Alexander Besher (HarperPrism 0-06-105669-3, Mar ’96 [Feb ’96], $5.99, 310pp, pb, cover by Rick Lieder) [Gobi] Reprint (HarperCollins West 1994) virtual reality SF novel set in 21st-Century Tokyo and Berkeley.

The Demolished Man Alfred Bester (Random House/Vintage 0-679-76781-9, Jul ’96, $11.00, 243pp, tp) Reprint (Shasta 1953) classic SF novel. A Hugo winner. This edition has a new introduction by Harry Harrison. Packaged by Byron Preiss Visual Publications.

The Demolished Man Alfred Bester (SFBC #13552, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $7.98, 243pp, hc) Reprint (Shasta 1953) classic SF novel. This hardcover edition is similar to the 1996 Vintage trade paperback edition. The jacket lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back.

The Stars My Destination Alfred Bester (Random House/Vintage 0-679-76780-0, Jul ’96, $11.00, 258pp, tp) Reprint (NAL 1957) classic SF novel. This edition has a new introduction by Neil Gaiman, and has a corrected text by Alex and Phyllis Eisenstein who collated the various editions, adding back some of H.L. Gold’s cuts and taking out some of his serial additions. Packaged by Byron Preiss Visual Publications.

The Stars My Destination Alfred Bester (SFBC #13553, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $7.98, 258pp, hc) Reprint (Signet 1957) SF classic. This hardcover edition is otherwise similar to the 1996 Vintage trade paperback edition, with the corrected text edited by Alex & Phyllis Eisenstein. The jacket lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back.

Birthright: The Hag’s Contract John Betancourt (TSR 0-7869-0496-8, Jun ’96 [Jul ’96], $5.99, 286pp, tp, cover by Clyde Caldwell & Tony Szczudlo) [Birthright] Novelization based on the role-playing game. Copyrighted by TSR.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Heart of the Warrior John Betancourt (Pocket 0-671-00239-2, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $5.99, 274pp, pb) [Star Trek: Deep Space Nine] Star Trek novelization. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

New Masterpieces of Horror ed. John Betancourt (Barnes & Noble 1-56619-790-2, Sep ’96, $7.98, 514pp, hc) Anthology of 24 horror and dark fantasy stories. Authors include Peter Straub, S.P. Somtow, Joyce Carol Oates, and Connie Willis. This is an instant remainder edition.

Headcrash Bruce Bethke (SFBC #11034, Feb ’96, $8.98, 343pp, hc, cover by Walter Velez) Reprint (Warner Aspect 1995) satirical near-future SF novel. This is the first US hardcover edition, with new cover art, no price, and the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Rebel Moon Bruce Bethke & Vox Day (Pocket 0-671-00236-8, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $5.99, 282pp, pb) SF novelization based on the computer game produced by Day. Copyrighted by Theodore Beale and Bruce Bethke.

Cyberpunk Holo Men Stephen Billias (Warner Aspect 0-446-60233-7, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], $5.99, 278pp, pb, cover by Donato) [Cyberpunk] SF novelization based on the role-playing game. Copyrighted by R. Talsorian Games.

Space Precinct #3: Alien Island David Bischoff (HarperPrism 0-06-105626-X, Feb ’96 [Jan ’96], $4.99, 257pp, pb) [Space Precinct] SF novelization, third in the series based on the TV show. Copyrighted by Grove Television Enterprises.

At the City Limits of Fate Michael Bishop (Edgewood Press 0-9629066-6-2, 1996 [Oct ’96], $14.00, 328pp, tp, cover by Rick Berry) Collection of 15 mostly recent stories. Order from Edgewood Press, PO Box 380264, Cambridge MA 02238.

Pirates of the Universe Terry Bisson (Tor 0-312-85412-9, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], $22.95, 285pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) SF novel. A man hopes to escape the dismal 21st century by living in a utopian theme park.

All the Bells on Earth James P. Blaylock (Easton Press, Jan ’96, no price, 376pp, hc) Dark fantasy novel about California lifestyles and black magic. This special leatherbound, gilt-edged edition is part of the “Signed First Editions of Science Fiction” series, and is available only by subscription. Published “simultaneously” with the Ace edition listed three months ago.

The Last Coin James P. Blaylock (Ace 0-441-47075-0, May ’96 [Apr ’96], $5.99, 328pp, pb, cover by James Gurney) Reissue (Ziesing 1988) fantasy novel. Third printing.

Night Relics James P. Blaylock (Berkley 0-425-15319-3, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], $6.50, 385pp, pb, cover by Danilo Ducak) Reprint (Ace 1994) dark fantasy novel.

The Paper Grail James P. Blaylock (Ace 0-441-65127-5, Jul ’96 [Jun ’96], $5.99, 352pp, pb, cover by Kang Yi) Reissue (Ace 1991) quirky fantasy novel.

Girl Goddess #9 Francesca Lia Block (HarperCollins/Cotler 0-06-027211-2, Sep ’96, $14.95, 181pp, hc) Collection of nine stories of girls discovering the world. There is questionable fantasy content.

Weetzie Bat Francesca Lia Block (HarperTrophy 0-06-447068-7, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], $3.95, 88pp, pb, cover by David Diaz) [Weetzie Bat] Reissue (Harper & Row 1990) young-adult contemporary fantasy novella in the “Weetzie Bat” series. This still says first HarperTrophy edition 1991, but has new cover art copyrighted 1996.

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys: By the Sword Timothy Boggs (Boulevard 1-57297-198-3, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $5.99, 214pp, pb) [Hercules] Novelization based on the TV series. Copyrighted by MCA Publishing Rights.

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys: Serpent’s Shadow Timothy Boggs (Boulevard 1-57297-214-9, Dec ’96 [Nov ’96], $5.99, 214pp, pb) [Hercules] Novelization, second in the series based on the TV show. Copyrighted by MCA Publishing Rights.

The Spirit Gate Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff (Baen 0-671-87712-7, Feb ’96 [Jan ’96], $5.99, 410pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) Fantasy novel. A widowed witch goes to school and finds politics instead of learning.

Hannes Bok: Drawings and Sketches Hannes Bok (Mugster Press, 1996 [Oct ’96], $19.95, 66pp, tp, cover by Hannes Bok) Art book, edited by Nicholas J. Certo. There is an introductory article, “A Visit to Hannes”, by Ben P. Indick. This is a limited edition of 350. (40 copies are hardbound, with a color plate and original sketch by Bok tipped in.) Order from Nicholas J. Certo Books, PO Box 322, Circleville NY 10919.

Trail of Darkness Darlene D. Bolesny (TSR 0-7869-0517-4, Sep ’96, $5.99, 310pp, tp, cover by Ciruelo Cabral) Historical fantasy novel.

Preternatural Margaret Wander Bonanno (Tor 0-312-86209-1, Dec ’96 [Nov ’96], $23.95, 352pp, hc) [Preternatural] SF novel. A struggling SF writer is getting messages from the telepathic aliens in her current work-in-progress.

A String in the Harp Nancy Bond (Simon & Schuster/Aladdin 0-689-80445-8, Mar ’96, $4.95, 370pp, tp, cover by Judy Pedersen) Reprint (Atheneum 1976) YA time-travel novel set in the time of Taliesin. A Newbery Honor Book.

Flight: A Quantum Fiction Novel Vanna Bonta (Meridian House 0-912339-17-9, Jun ’96 [Aug ’96], $14.95, 397pp, pb, cover by Corey Wolfe) Reprint (Meridian House 1995) associational quasi-SF novel. An SF writer’s character becomes real, and makes an astounding revelation. Meridian House, 6755 Mira Mesa Blvd. Dept 123-224, San Diego CA 92121-4311.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer’s Sourcebook ed. David Borcherding (Writer’s Digest 0-89879-762-4, Sep ’96 [Oct ’96], $19.99, 502pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) Non-fiction, reference. A guide to the available SF & Fantasy markets, with a number of non-fiction pieces by writers, editors and agents. This says Second Edition, but we apparently didn’t list the first, unless they meant the Science Fiction Writer’s Marketplace and Sourcebook (1994, edited by David G. Tomkins). Available from Writer’s Digest, 1507 Dana Ave., Cincinnatti OH 45207; add $3.50 postage; credit card orders 800-289-0963.

Time and Light William Bornefeld (White Wolf 1-56504-914-4, May ’96 [Apr ’96], $5.99, 419pp, pb) SF novel. Ancient photos from the 20th Century disrupt a scientist’s life.

Conditions of Sentient Life Bruce Boston (Gothic Press 0-913045-05-5, Jun ’96, $5.00, 47pp, ph, cover by Margaret Ballif Simon) Chapbook collection of 21 poems, five original, with illustrations by Margaret Ballif Simon. Available from Gothic Press, 4998 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge LA 70808-3043; add $1.00 postage.

Brothers Ben Bova (Easton Press, 1996 [May ’96], no price, 434pp, hc, cover by Tom Hallman) Reprint (NEL 1995) SF medical thriller. This signed, leatherbound, gilt-edged edition is part of the “Signed First Editions of Science Fiction” available only by subscription. This is supposedly simultaneous with the Bantam Spectra first US edition seen in March.

Brothers Ben Bova (Bantam Spectra 0-553-09379-7, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], $22.95, 434pp, hc, cover by Tom Hallman) SF novel. Futuristic medical thriller about organ regeneration and those who oppose proving trials. First US edition (NEL 1995).

Brothers Ben Bova (Bantam 0-553-57356-X, Jan ’97 [Dec ’96], $6.50, 449pp, pb, cover by Tom Hallman) Reprint (NEL 1995) futuristic medical thriller.

Moonrise Ben Bova (Avon 0-380-97302-2, Dec ’96 [Nov ’96], $23.00, 417pp, hc, cover by Chris Moore) [Moonbase] SF novel of development and conflict on the moon, as well as the problems of nanotech. First US edition (Hodder & Stoughton 1996).

Orion Among the Stars Ben Bova (Tor 0-812-53511-1, Dec ’96 [Nov ’96], $5.99, 320pp, pb, cover by Donato Giancola) [Orion] Reprint (Tor 1995) SF novel. The eternal warrior Orion fights in the far future as the godlike Creators go to war.

To Fear the Light Ben Bova & A. J. Austin (Tor 0-812-52382-2, Feb ’96 [Jan ’96], $6.99, 438pp, pb, cover by John Berkey) [To Save the Sun] Reprint (Tor 1994) SF novel, sequel to To Save the Sun.

Floating Worlds: Oriental Fantasies ed. Gary Bowen (Obelesk Books/Triangle 1-887666-15-X, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $6.00, 47pp, ph, cover by Joe Tsambiras) Original anthology of six stories. Authors include Mark Noe, Beverly Heinze, and James S Dorr. Available from Obelesk Books, PO Box 1118, Elkton, MD 21922-1118; add $1.25 postage.

Icarus & Angels ed. Gary Bowen (Obelesk Books/Triangle 1-887666-13-3, 1996 [Apr ’96], $6.00, 47pp, ph, cover by Tristan Alexander) Original anthology of four gay SF stories. Available from Obelesk Books, PO Box 1118, Elkton, MD 21922-1118; add $1.25 postage.

Worthy Foes: Differently Abled Heros ed. Gary Bowen (Obelesk Books 1-887666-12-5, Jan ’96, $6.00, 38pp, ph, cover by Hannah Shapero) Chapbook anthology of three stories featuring heroes who overcome their handicaps. Available from Obelesk Books, PO Box 1118, Elkton, MD 21922-1118; add $1.25 postage.

The Death Prayer David Bowker (White Wolf 1-56504-846-6, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $11.99, 215pp, tp) [Death Prayer] Occult thriller. A dour Yorkshire police detective doesn’t want to face his own supernatural talents, but must to catch a serial killer. First US edition (Gollancz 1995).

Dinosaur Tales Ray Bradbury (Barnes & Noble 0-7607-0188-1, 1996 [Jun ’96], $5.98, 144pp, hc, cover by William Stout) Reprint (Bantam 1983) illustrated short collection of four stories and two poems. This is an instant-remainder edition. Packaged and copyrighted by Byron Preiss Visual Publications.

The Halloween Tree Ray Bradbury (Knopf Borzoi 0-394-82409-1, 1996 [Aug ’96], $19.95, 145pp, hc, cover by Leo & Diane Dillon) Reissue (Knopf 1972) young-adult dark fantasy, with illustrations by Joseph Mugnaini. This follows the 1988 Borzoi edition; ninth printing.

The Illustrated Man Ray Bradbury (Gauntlet Press 1-887368-06-X, May ’96 [Jul ’96], $65.00, 332pp, hc, cover by Ray Bradbury) Reprint (Doubleday 1951) classic SF collection, a “45th anniversary” edition. There is a new preface by Bradbury, an afterword by Ed Gorman, and an introduction by William Nolan. This edition adds the short story “The Illustrated Man” dropped from the original as too repetitious with the beginning. This is a slipcased edition signed by all authors involved, and limited to 600; a lettered edition ($150.00) was also announced. Gauntlet, 309 Powell Rd., Dept L, Springfield PA 19064; 610-328-5476. Add $5.00 postage.

The October Country Ray Bradbury (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-40785-7, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $10.00, 306pp, tp, cover by Janet Woolley) Reprint (Ballantine 1955) collection of 19 stories. There is a new introduction by Bradbury.

Quicker than the Eye Ray Bradbury (Avon 0-380-97380-4, Dec ’96 [Nov ’96], $22.00, 262pp, hc, cover by Bernie Fuchs) Collection of 21 recent stories (9 previously unpublished), and an afterword by Bradbury.

Magic: The Gathering #7: Ashes of the Sun Hanovi Braddock (HarperPrism 0-06-105649-9, Mar ’96 [Feb ’96], $5.50, 292pp, pb, cover by Nicholas Jainschigg) [Magic: The Gathering] Fantasy novelization based on the card game. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.

Animal Planet Scott Bradfield (St. Martin’s/Picador 0-312-14541-1, Nov ’96, $12.00, 231pp, tp) [Animal Farm] Reprint (St. Martin’s/Picadore 1995) satirical fantasy novel, an update of Orwell’s Animal Farm.

Greetings from Earth: New and Collected Stories Scott Bradfield (St. Martin’s/Picador 0-312-14088-6, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], $13.00, 296pp, tp) Literary collection of 21 stories, many SF or fantasy. This is an expansion of The Secret Life of Houses (Unwin Hyman 1988) which was also expanded as Dream of the Wolf (Knopf 1990). First US edition (Picador UK 1993).

The History of Luminous Motion Scott Bradfield (St. Martin’s/Picador 0-312-14089-4, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], $13.00, 274pp, tp) Reprint (Bloomsbury 1989) literary fantasy “road” novel.

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