The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998


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Tarzan of the Apes Edgar Rice Burroughs (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31977-X, 1996 [Aug ’96], $4.99, 276pp, pb, cover by Barclay Shaw) [Tarzan] Reissue (McClurg 1914) of the first “Tarzan” novel. 35th printing.


Tarzan: The Lost Adventure Edgar Rice Burroughs & Joe R. Lansdale (Dark Horse Comics 1-56971-083-X, Apr ’96, $19.95, 211pp, hc, cover by Dean Williams) [Tarzan] Associational novel expanded and adapted by Lansdale from a previously unpublished Tarzan story by Burroughs. A preface by George T. McWhorter describes the book’s genesis. Published by Dark Horse 1995 as a four-part serial in perfect-bound (comic-book) format. A limited edition (-128-3) was announced but not seen.


Aftermath LeVar Burton (Warner Aspect 0-446-51993-6, Jan ’97 [Dec ’96], $22.00, 274pp, hc) Post-holocaust SF novel. A first novel.


The Cobweb Stephen Bury (Bantam 0-553-37828-7, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $12.95, 384pp, tp) Associational thriller. Murders in the American Midwest somehow tie in to a crisis in the Middle East. Bury is a pseudonym for Neal Stephenson and J. Frederick George.


The Triad Worlds F. M. Busby (AvoNova 0-380-78468-8, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $5.99, 374pp, pb, cover by Eric Peterson) [Slow Freight] SF novel. A lost starship stumbles on a war between three planets. The third book set in the “Slow Freight” universe after Arrow from Earth and Islands of Tomorrow.


The Misbegotten King Anne Kelleher Bush (Warner Aspect 0-446-60331-7, Jan ’97 [Dec ’96], $5.99, 357pp, pb, cover by Thomas Canty) [Power and the Pattern] Futuristic fantasy novel, third in “The Power and the Pattern”.


Clay’s Ark Octavia E. Butler (Warner Aspect 0-446-60370-8, Dec ’96 [Nov ’96], $5.99, 213pp, pb, cover by John Jude Palencar) [Patternist] Reprint (St. Martin’s 1984) SF novel.


Angels & Insects A. S. Byatt (Random House/Vintage 0-679-75134-3, Sep ’95 [Feb ’96], $13.00, 337pp, tp) Reissue (Chatto & Windus 1992) collection of two novellas, the second a ghost story. This is a movie tie-in edition. Fifth printing.


The World of Darkness: Wraith: The Ebon Mask Richard Lee Byers (White Wolf 1-56504-828-8, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], $5.99, 385pp, pb, cover by Doug Alexander Gregory) [World of Darkness] Dark fantasy novelization based on the role-playing game. Volume one of the “Dark Kingdoms” trilogy. Copyrighted by White Wolf.


The Judas Glass Michael Cadnum (Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0239-7, Mar ’96 [Feb ’96], $22.95, 310pp, hc, cover by Tony Greco) Vampire novel. A cut from an antique mirror turns a lawyer into a vampire.


The Off Season Jack Cady (St. Martin’s/Griffin 0-312-14694-9, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $12.95, 304pp, tp, cover by Winslow Homer) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1995) fantasy novel. Time goes wonky in a small coastal town.


Dead Boys Richard Calder (St. Martin’s 0-312-13957-8, Mar ’96 [Feb ’96], $20.95, 199pp, hc, cover by Larry Rostant) [Dead Girls] SF/horror novel, sequel to Dead Girls. First US edition (HarperCollins UK 1994).


Dead Girls Richard Calder (St. Martin’s 0-312-95717-3, Feb ’96 [Jan ’96], $4.99, 206pp, pb) [Dead Girls] Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1993) SF novel about a plague that turns women into undead dolls.


The Castle of Crossed Destinies Italo Calvino (Harcourt Brace/Harvest 0-15-615455-2, Sep ’96 [Dec ’96], $12.00, 129pp, tp, cover by Shelton Walsmith) Reissue (Secker & Warburg 1977) literary fantasy collection. 10th printing.


Cosmicomics Italo Calvino (Harcourt Brace/Harvest 0-15-622600-6, Sep ’96, $9.00, 153pp, tp, cover by Shelton Walsmith) Reissue (Harcourt, Brace & World 1968) literary fantasy collection. 14th printing.


If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler Italo Calvino (Harcourt Brace/Harvest 0-15-643961-1, Sep ’96 [Dec ’96], $12.00, 260pp, tp, cover by Shelton Walsmith) Reissue (Harcourt Brace 1981) literary fantasy collection. 14th printing.


Invisible Cities Italo Calvino (Harcourt Brace/Harvest 0-15-645380-0, Sep ’96 [Dec ’96], $9.00, 165pp, tp, cover by Shelton Walsmith) Reissue (Harcourt Brace 1974) literary fantasy collection. 14th printing.


Mr. Palomar Italo Calvino (Harcourt Brace/Harvest 0-15-662780-9, Sep ’96 [Dec ’96], $9.00, 130pp, tp, cover by Shelton Walsmith) Reissue (Secker & Warburg 1985) literary quasi-fantasy collection. Seventh printing.


The Nonexistant Knight and The Cloven Viscount Italo Calvino (Harcourt Brace/Harvest 0-15-665975-1, Sep ’96, $9.00, 246pp, tp, cover by Shelton Walsmith) Reissue (Random House 1962) literary fantasy collection. 11th printing.


Numbers in the Dark Italo Calvino (Random House/Vintage 0-679-74353-7, Oct ’96, $12.00, 276pp, tp) Reprint (Jonathan Cape 1995) collection of fables, tales, fragments, and dialogues. Translated by Tim Parks from Primal che tu dira “Pronto" (Mondadori Milan 1993).


t zero Italo Calvino (Harcourt Brace/Harvest 0-15-692400-5, Sep ’96, $9.00, 152pp, tp, cover by Shelton Walsmith) Reprint (Harcourt Brace 1969) literary fantasy collection. Ninth printing.


Under the Jaguar Sun Italo Calvino (Harcourt Brace/Harvest 0-15-692794-2, Sep ’96 [Dec ’96], $9.00, 86pp, tp, cover by Shelton Walsmith) Reissue (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1988) literary fantasy collection. Third printing.


Far Away & Never Ramsey Campbell (Necronomicon Press 0-940884-86-0, Jul ’96 [Aug ’96], $7.95, 116pp, tp, cover by Stephen E. Fabian) Collection of seven fantasy stories, one original, with an introduction by Campbell describing how the stories came to be written. Order from Necronomicon Press, PO Box 1304, West Warwick RI 02893.


The Long Lost Ramsey Campbell (Tor 0-812-55086-2, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], $6.99, 439pp, pb, cover by Paul Stinson) Reprint (Headline 1993) horror novel.


The One Safe Place Ramsey Campbell (Tor/Forge 0-312-86035-8, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], $23.95, 383pp, hc) Associational psychological horror novel. First US edition (Headline 1995).


The Lovecraft Papers P. H. Cannon (SFBC #13554, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $7.98, 150pp, hc, cover by J. C. Eckhardt) Omnibus of the Wodehouse-Lovecraftian parody collection Scream for Jeeves (Wodecraft Press 1994) and Holmes-Lovecraft novel Pulptime (Weirdbook 1984). Illustrated by J.C. Eckhardt.


Ember from the Sun Mark Canter (Delacorte 0-385-31457-4, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $22.95, 418pp, hc) Cloned Neanderthal child with psychic powers grows up thinking she’s human. First US edition (NEL 1996).


Alvin Journeyman Orson Scott Card (Tor 0-812-50923-4, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $6.99, 400pp, pb, cover by Dennis Nolan) [Alvin Maker] Reprint (Tor 1995) fantasy novel of a magical alternate America. Book IV of the “Tales of Alvin Maker”.


Children of the Mind Orson Scott Card (Tor 0-312-85395-5, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], $23.95, 349pp, hc, cover by John Harris) [Ender Wiggin] SF novel. Fourth and final novel in the “Ender” series. A leatherbound, limited edition of 200 (-86191-5, $200.00) was announced but not seen.


Earthborn Orson Scott Card (Tor 0-812-53298-8, May ’96 [Apr ’96], $6.99, 430pp, pb, cover by Keith Parkinson) [Homecoming] Reprint (Tor 1995) SF novel, the fifth and final volume in the “Homecoming Saga”.


Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus Orson Scott Card (Tor 0-312-85058-1, Feb ’96 [Jan ’96], $23.95, 351pp, hc) SF novel. Future observers find a way to change the past.


Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus Orson Scott Card (SFBC #11686, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $11.98, 351pp, hc, cover by Thomas Snowdon-Romer) Reprint (Tor 1996) SF novel. This is similar to the Tor edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.


Treasure Box Orson Scott Card (HarperCollins 0-06-017654-7, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], $24.00, 310pp, hc) Dark fantasy novel about a supernaturally dysfunctional family.


Xenocide Orson Scott Card (Tor 0-312-86187-7, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], $13.95, 394pp, tp, cover by John Harris) [Ender Wiggin] Reprint (Tor 1991) SF novel, book three in the “Ender” series.


Ravenloft: To Sleep with Evil Andria Cardarelle (TSR 0-7869-0515-8, Sep ’96, $5.99, 310pp, tp, cover by Robh Ruppel) [Ravenloft] Novelization based on the dark fantasy role-playing game. Copyrighted by TSR.


Star Trek #79: Invasion! Book One: First Strike Diane Carey (Pocket 0-671-54002-5, Jul ’96 [Jun ’96], $5.99, 289pp, pb) [Star Trek; Invasion] Star Trek novelization, book one in a series that crosses over into all four Star Trek lines. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.


Star Trek Voyager: Flashback Diane Carey (Pocket 0-671-00383-6, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $5.99, 279pp, pb) [Star Trek: Voyager] Star Trek novelization based on an actual episode. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.


Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Trials and Tribble-ations Diane Carey (Pocket 0-671-00902-8, Dec ’96 [Nov ’96], $3.99, 180pp, pb) [Star Trek: Deep Space Nine] Star Trek novelization based on the TV episode combining footage from the original series with characters from Deep Space Nine. There is an introduction by David Gerrold. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.


Illywhacker Peter Carey (Random House/Vintage 0-679-76790-8, May ’96, $15.00, 600pp, tp) Reprint (University of Queensland 1984) literary novel with fantasy elements.


The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith Peter Carey (Random House/Vintage 0-679-76036-9, Feb ’96 [Mar ’96], $13.00, 422pp, tp) Reprint (Faber and Faber 1994) literary SF novel set in the near future in a non-existent country.


Conan, Lord of the Black River Leonard Carpenter (Tor 0-812-55266-0, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], $5.99, 274pp, pb, cover by Doug Beekman) [Conan] Fantasy novelization based on the Robert E. Howard character. Copyrighted by Conan Properties Inc.


Top Dog Jerry Jay Carroll (Ace 0-441-00368-0, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $12.00, 330pp, tp, cover by Joseph Daniel Fiedler) [Bogey] Satirical fantasy novel. A powerful executive wakes up as a dog in a fantasy world. A first novel.


The Panic Hand Jonathan Carroll (St. Martin’s 0-312-14698-1, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $23.95, 295pp, hc, cover by Ray Richardson) Collection of 20 stories, including “Black Cocktail”, which is not in the UK edition. First US edition (HarperCollins UK 1995).


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll (Artisan 1-885183-47-X, Oct ’96, $25.00, 151pp, hc, cover by Angel Dominguez) [Alice] Reprint (1865) classic children’s fantasy, with over 75 illustrations, many full-color watercolors, by Angel Dominguez.


Burning Your Boats: The Complete Stories Angela Carter (Holt 0-8050-4462-0, Apr ’96, $30.00, 462pp, hc, cover by John Westmark) Omnibus/collection of 42 short stories, many with fantastic elements, one original and five previously uncollected. The remaining stories appeared in four collections: Fireworks: Nine Profane Pieces (1974; 1987), The Bloody Chamber (1979), Black Venus (US: Saints and Strangers) (1985) and American Ghosts & Old World Wonders (1993). There is an introduction by Salman Rushdie. First US edition (Chatto & Windus 1995).


The Magic Toyshop Angela Carter (Penguin US 0-14-025640-7, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], $10.95, 200pp, tp, cover by Roxanna Bikadoroff) Reprint (Heinemann 1967) literary gothic novel.


The Fortunate Fall Raphael Carter (Tor 0-312-86034-X, Jul ’96 [Jun ’96], $21.95, 288pp, hc, cover by Bruce Jensen) SF novel about virtual reality journalism. A first novel.


The Infinite Sea Jeffrey A. Carver (Tor 0-312-85609-1, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], $23.95, 379pp, hc, cover by Alan Gutierrez) [Chaos Chronicles] SF novel, third in “The Chaos Chronicles”. A space pilot and alien companions fight to save an undersea city.


Panglor Jeffrey A. Carver (Tor 0-812-53446-8, Jul ’96 [Jun ’96], $6.99, 273pp, pb, cover by Alan Gutierrez) [Star Rigger] Reprint (Dell 1980) SF novel, a prequel to the “Star Rigger” novels. A space pilot and his female stowaway face an impossible world. This edition has minor revisions and a new foreword.


Strange Attractors Jeffrey A. Carver (Tor 0-812-53516-2, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], $5.99, 338pp, pb, cover by Alan Gutierrez) [Chaos Chronicles] Reprint (Tor 1995) SF novel, second in “The Chaos Chronicles”. A space pilot and alien companions battle the boojum’s forces of Chaos.


The World of Darkness: Shadows on the Hill Jackie Cassada (White Wolf 1-56504-861-X, Mar ’96 [Feb ’96], $5.99, 363pp, pb, cover by Joshua Gabriel Timbrook) [World of Darkness: Immortal Eyes] Novelization based on the game series. Second in the “Immortal Eyes” trilogy. Copyrighted by White Wolf.


The World of Darkness: The Court of All Kings Jackie Cassada (White Wolf 1-56504-862-8, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $5.99, 398pp, pb, cover by Joshua Gabriel Timbrook) [World of Darkness: Immortal Eyes] Novelization based on the games. Book three in the “Immortal Eyes” trilogy. Copyrighted by White Wolf.


The Eyes of Light and Darkness Ivan Cat & Darren Sarvari (DAW 0-88677-726-7, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $5.99, 493pp, pb, cover by Peter Gudynas) SF psycho-thriller. A first novel.


Bitter/Sweet Hugh B. Cave (Necronomicon Press 0-940884-72-0, May ’96, $4.95, 31pp, ph, cover by Jason C. Eckhardt) Collection of two stories, possibly original to this volume, with illustrations by Jason C. Eckhardt. Order from Necronomicon Press, PO Box 1304, West Warwick RI 02893.


Thirst Michael Cecilione (Zebra 0-8217-5143-3, Feb ’96 [Jan ’96], $5.99, 476pp, pb) Vampire novel.


Godzilla Returns Marc Cerasini (Random House/Bullseye 0-679-88221-9, Oct ’96, $4.99, 234pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Godzilla] Young-adult novelization featuring the Japanese movie star. First in a series. Copyrighted by Toho Co.


Mission Critical Paul C. Chafe (Prima/Proteus 0-7615-0234-3, Feb ’96 [Jan ’96], $5.99, 257pp, pb) SF novelization based on the CD-ROM game. Copyrighted by Prima Publishing, with portions copyrighted by Legend Entertainment.


The Changewinds Jack L. Chalker (Baen 0-671-87734-8, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], $15.00, 819pp, tp, cover by Stephen Hickman) [Changewinds] Omnibus of the “Changewinds” trilogy: When the Changewinds Blow (Ace 1987), Riders of the Winds (Ace 1988), War of the Maelstrom (Ace 1988).


The Dancing Gods: Part 2 Jack L. Chalker (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-40771-7, Dec ’96 [Nov ’96], $6.99, 532pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Dancing Gods] Omnibus of Vengeance of the Dancing Gods (1985) and Songs of the Dancing Gods (1990), the third and fourth novels in the “Dancing Gods” series.


The Wonderland Gambit, Book One: The Cybernetic Walrus Jack L. Chalker (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-38847-X, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $5.99, 322pp, pb, cover by Paul Youll) [Wonderland Gambit] Reprint (Del Rey 1995) SF novel.


The Wonderland Gambit, Book Two: The March Hare Network Jack L. Chalker (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-38691-4, May ’96, $11.00, 325pp, tp, cover by Paul Youll) [Wonderland Gambit] SF novel, book 2 of the series.


The Wonderland Gambit, Book Two: The March Hare Network Jack L. Chalker (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-38848-8, Dec ’96 [Nov ’96], $5.99, 323pp, pb, cover by Paul Youll) [Wonderland Gambit] Reprint (Del Rey 1996) SF novel.


Forbidden Theresa Chambers (Royal Fireworks Press 0-88092-291-5, Dec ’95 [Jan ’96], $7.99, 348pp, tp, cover by Sarah Clemens) Young-adult fantasy novel. A young sorceress must use dangerous magic to protect the handsome young heir to the throne. Order from Royal Fireworks Printing Co., First Avenue, Unionville, NY 10988; credit card orders 914-726-4444; add $4.00 shipping.


Danger Music Stepan Chapman (The Ministry of Whimsy Press, Dec ’96 [Nov ’96], $4.25, 40pp, ph, cover by Heinrich Kley) Chapbook collection of ten “fables,” some previously unpublished. Order from Ministry of Whimsy, PO Box 4248, Tallahassee, FL 32315; price includes postage.


Honor to the Hills Eileen Charbonneau (Tor 0-312-86094-3, Jan ’96, $18.95, 192pp, hc, cover by Neil Waldman) [Woods Family Saga] Young-adult historical fiction with supernatural elements, third book in the “Woods Family Saga” that began with The Ghosts of Stony Clove. The family ghost helps Lily rescue runaway slaves from slavecatchers in 1851 New York.


Battletech: Heir to the Dragon Robert N. Charrette (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45527-4, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $5.99, 378pp, pb, cover by Bruce Jensen) [Battletech] Reprint (FASA 1989) game novelization. Copyrighted by FASA.


Battletech: Wolves on the Border Robert N. Charrette (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45532-0, May ’96 [Apr ’96], $5.50, 412pp, pb, cover by Peter Peebles) [Battletech] Reprint (FASA 1988) game novelization. Copyrighted by FASA.


The Eye of the Serpent Robert N. Charrette (HarperPrism 0-06-105499-2, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $5.50, 328pp, pb, cover by Jean Francois Podevin) [Chronicles of Aelwyn] Fantasy novel, the second in the “Chronicles of Aelwyn”. War and a dragon interrupt the search for the lost city of the Dark Ones.


Timespell Robert N. Charrette (HarperPrism 0-06-105498-4, Mar ’96 [Feb ’96], $4.99, 327pp, pb, cover by Jean Francois Podevin) [Chronicles of Aelwyn] Fantasy novel, the First “Chronicle of Aelwyn”. A young man starts his career as a wandering mage.


Cloud’s Rider C. J. Cherryh (Warner Aspect 0-446-51910-3, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $22.00, 373pp, hc, cover by Steve Youll) [Rider at the Gate] SF novel, sequel to Rider at the Gate. Tensions mount as snowed-in riders try to keep children from bonding with a lone, possibly rogue, nighthorse.


Cloud’s Rider C. J. Cherryh (SFBC #14103, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $10.98, 373pp, hc, cover by Steve Youll) [Rider at the Gate] Reprint (Warner Aspect 1996) SF novel, sequel to Rider at the Gate. This is similar to the Warner Aspect edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.


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