The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Fireships David Drake (Ace 0-441-00329-X, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $19.95, 326pp, hc, cover by Bruce Jensen) [The Reaches] Military SF novel, “Igniting the Reaches” #3. Based largely on the life of Sir Frances Drake.

Patriots David Drake (Tor 0-312-86245-8, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $23.95, 300pp, hc, cover by Tristan Elwell) SF novel. Colonists on the colony planet Greenwood resist a takeover by Earth government.

Redliners David Drake (Baen 0-671-87733-X, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], $19.00, 374pp, pb, cover by Gary Ruddell) Military SF novel. Combat veterans too dangerous to return to civilian life are given a last-chance mission of redemption.

Through the Breach David Drake (Ace 0-441-00326-5, May ’96 [Apr ’96], $5.99, 327pp, pb, cover by Bruce Jensen) [The Reaches] Reprint (Ace 1995) military SF novel, sequel to “Igniting the Reaches”.

The Fleet ed. David Drake & Bill Fawcett (Ace 0-441-24086-0, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $5.99, 280pp, pb, cover by Jim Gurney) [Fleet] Reissue (Ace 1988) shared-world anthology, first in the eponymous series. Fourth printing.

ARC Riders: The Fourth Rome David Drake & Janet Morris (Warner Aspect 0-446-60153-5, Jul ’96 [Jun ’96], $5.99, 310pp, pb, cover by Jean Targete) [ARC Riders] Military SF novel of alternate worlds and time travel, sequel to ARC Riders.

The Fleet: Counterattack ed. David Drake & Bill Fawcett (Ace 0-441-24104-2, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $5.99, 311pp, pb, cover by Jim Gurney) [Fleet] Reissue (Ace 1988) shared-world anthology, second in the series. Third Printing.

The Two Georges Richard Dreyfuss & Harry Turtledove (Tor 0-312-85969-4, Mar ’96 [Feb ’96], $23.95, 384pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) SF novel of alternate history in which the US is still part of the British Empire. First US edition (Hodder & Stoughton 1995).

The Two Georges Richard Dreyfuss & Harry Turtledove (SFBC x11763, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $11.98, 384pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1995) SF novel of alternate history. This is similar to the Tor 1996 edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Deep Wizardry Diane Duane (Harcourt Brace/Magic Carpet 0-15-201240-0, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $6.00, 356pp, pb, cover by David Bowers) [Nita & Kit] Reprint (Delacorte 1985) young-adult fantasy novel, sequel to So You Want to be a Wizard.

So You Want to Be a Wizard Diane Duane (Harcourt Brace/Magic Carpet 0-15-201239-7, May ’96 [Apr ’96], $6.00, 370pp, pb, cover by David Bowers) [Nita & Kit] Reprint (Delacorte 1983) young-adult fantasy novel.

Spider-Man: The Lizard Sanction Diane Duane (Boulevard 1-57297-148-7, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], $5.99, 294pp, pb, cover by Juda Tverski) [Spider-Man] Reprint (Putnam/Boulevard 1995) novelization based on the comic-book. Packaged by Byron Preiss Multimedia; copyrighted by Marvel Characters, Inc.

Spider-Man: The Octopus Agenda Diane Duane (Putnam/Boulevard 0-399-14211-8, Dec ’96 [Nov ’96], $21.95, 277pp, hc, cover by Dave DeVries) [Spider-Man] Novelization based on the comic-book character. Packaged by Byron Preiss Multimedia; copyrighted by Marvel Characters.

A Wizard Abroad Diane Duane (SFBC #11802, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $7.98, 211pp, hc, cover by David A. Cherry) [Nita & Kit] Young-adult fantasy novel, volume four in the “wizardry” series. This is a special Guild America edition, ISBN 1-56865-191-0. First US edition (Corgi 1993).

X-Com: UFO Defense Diane Duane (Prima/Proteus 0-7615-0235-1, Jan ’96, $5.99, 237pp, pb) SF novelization based on the computer strategy game. Copyrighted by MicroProse Software.

Speaking Bones Denise Dumars (Dark Regions Press, Oct ’96, $4.95, 37pp, ph, cover by Roman Scott) Collection of dark fantasy poetry. There is an introduction by W. Gregory Stewart. Illustration by Roman Scott. This is a limited edition of 125 signed by both author and artist. Order from Dark Regions Press, PO Box 6301, Concord CA 94524.

The Cursed Dave Duncan (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-38952-2, Feb ’96 [Jan ’96], $5.99, 418pp, pb, cover by David A. Cherry) Reprint (Del Rey 1995) fantasy novel about a plague which curses its survivors with strange powers.

Past Imperative Dave Duncan (AvoNova 0-380-78129-8, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $5.99, 444pp, pb, cover by Matt Stawicki) [Great Game] Reprint (AvoNova 1995) fantasy novel, subtitled Round One of the Great Game.

Present Tense Dave Duncan (Avon 0-380-97325-1, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $23.00, 338pp, hc, cover by Matt Stawicki) [Great Game] Fantasy novel, subtitled “Round Two of the Great Game”.

Night Terrors ed. Lois Duncan (Simon & Schuster 0-689-80346-X, Jun ’96 [Apr ’96], $16.00, 175pp, hc, cover by John Dawson) Original anthology of 11 young-adult horror stories. Authors include Joan Aiken, Joan Lowery Nixon, and Annette Curtis Klause.

The Hashish Man and Other Stories Lord Dunsany (Manic D Press 0-916397-45-9, 1996 [Nov ’96], $9.95, 148pp, tp) Collection of 25 stories and one preface, with an introduction by editor Jon Longhi. The stories had been previously collected in A Dreamer’s Tales (1910), Fifty-One Tales (1915), and Tales of Wonder (1916). Order from Manic D Press, PO Box 410804, San Francisco CA 94141.

Touched by Magic Doranna Durgin (Baen 0-671-87737-2, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], $5.99, 340pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Touched by Magic] Fantasy novel. Unicorns want to bring magic back into the world.

Virtuous Vampires ed. Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg & Martin H. Greenberg (Barnes & Noble 0-7607-0174-1, Sep ’96, $9.98, 470pp, hc) Anthology of 18 vampire stories. Authors include Robert Bloch, Ray Bradbury, Suzy McKee Charnas, and Roger Zelazny. There is an introduction by Stefan R. Dziemianowicz. This is an instant remainder edition.

The Last Days of Christ Vampire J. G. Eccarius (III Publishing 1-886625-00-X, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $10.00, 190pp, tp, cover by Chip Edwards) Reissue (III Publishing 1988) vampire novel/anarchist satire. Fourth printing. Available from III Publishing, PO Box 1581, Gualala CA 95445. Phone/Fax 707-884-1818.

The Island of the Day Before Umberto Eco (Penguin US 0-14-025919-8, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $13.95, 514pp, tp, cover by Taddeo Zuccaro) Reprint (Secker & Warburg; Harcourt 1995) literary fantasy novel. An Italian nobleman with an imaginary evil twin is marooned on an empty ship only a mile from an enchanting island. A translation by William Weaver from L’Isola del Giorno Prima (R.C.S. Libri & Grandi Opera Spa Milano 1994).

Belgarath the Sorcerer David & Leigh Eddings (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-40395-9, Jul ’96 [Jun ’96], $6.99, 723pp, pb, cover by Laurence Schwinger) [Belgariad; Malloreon] Reprint (HarperCollins UK; Del Rey 1995) fantasy novel, prequel to “The Belgariad”.

Book of Moons Rosemary Edghill (Tor 0-812-53439-5, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $5.99, 220pp, pb, cover by Deirdre Snowdon-Romer) [Bast] Reprint (Forge 1995) associational mystery. Edghill is a pseudonym for eluki bes shahar.

The Bowl of Night Rosemary Edghill (Tor/Forge 0-312-85606-7, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $20.95, 220pp, hc) [Bast] Associational mystery, third in the series featuring the white witch Bast. Edghill is a pseudonym for eluki bes shahar.

The Cloak of Night and Daggers Rosemary Edghill (DAW 0-88677-724-0, Jan ’97 [Dec ’96], $5.99, 347pp, pb, cover by John Howe) [Twelve Treasures] Fantasy novel, book three of “The Twelve Treasures”. A nurse rescues an elf from imprisonment in a psychiatric hospital, and helps him search for his missing Treasure.

Dragoncharm Graham Edwards (HarperPrism 0-06-105647-2, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $5.99, 504pp, pb, cover by Paul Youll) [Dragoncharm] Fantasy novel about a world inhabited only by dragons. First US edition (HarperCollins 1995)

Jaran Kate Elliott (DAW 0-88677-513-2, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $5.99, 494pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) [Jaran] Reissue (DAW 1992) SF/romance novel, first book of the “Jaran” series. Elliott is a pen-name for Alis Rasmussen. Third printing.

Nightlife Jack Ellis (Zebra 0-8217-5404-1, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $4.99, 379pp, pb) Vampire novel.

The City on the Edge of Forever Harlan Ellison (White Wolf 1-880-325-02-0, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $11.99, 277pp, tp) [Star Trek] Reprint (Borderlands 1995, not previously listed) teleplay for the award-winning Star Trek episode, with a long introduction by Ellison and afterwords by Star Trek personalities including Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley. The ISBN above appears on the cover only; the copyright page still gives the ISBN for the Borderlands edition.

Edgeworks Harlan Ellison (White Wolf 1-56504-960-8, May ’96 [Apr ’96], $21.99, 434pp, hc, cover by Jill Bauman) Omnibus. Includes a revised version of Over the Edge; of the nine stories and three essays, six are new to the collection, and there is an updated forward by Norman Spinrad. An Edge in My Voice, a collection of non-fiction columns, seems unchanged. There is a new introduction by Ellison. Volume 1 of 20 in “The Collected Ellison”.

Edgeworks 2 Harlan Ellison (White Wolf 1-56504-961-6, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $21.99, 200 + 271pp, hc, cover by John K. Snyder, III) Omnibus of the crime novel Spider Kiss (Fawcett/Gold Medal 1961 as Rockabilly) and collection Stalking the Nightmare (Phantasia Press 1982). There is a new introduction by Ellison; Spider Kiss has the introduction from the Armchair Detective Library 1990 edition. Volume 2 of 20 in “The Collected Ellison”.

Harlan Ellison’s Dream Corridor, Volume One Harlan Ellison (Dark Horse Comics 1-56971-210-7, Nov ’96, $18.95, 192pp, tp, cover by Leo & Diane Dillon) Graphic collection of comic-book adaptations of Ellison stories. This collects the first five issues of the comic, plus the Special.

Runes of Autumn Larry & Robert Elmore (TSR 0-7869-0504-2, Jul ’96, $5.99, 309pp, tp, cover by Larry Elmore) Fantasy novel. A first novel by a well-known artist.

Dance of Death P. N. Elrod (Ace 0-441-00309-5, Mar ’96 [Feb ’96], $5.99, 340pp, pb, cover by Mark Garro) [Jonathan Barrett] Romantic vampire novel, fourth in the series about gentleman vampire Jonathan Barrett.

Jonathan Barrett, Gentleman Vampire P. N. Elrod (SFBC 1-56865-188-0, May ’96 [Apr ’96], $14.98, 954pp, hc, cover by Maren) [Jonathan Barrett] Omnibus of four vampire novels originally published in paperback by Ace: Red Death (1993), Death and the Maiden (1994), Death Masque (1995), and Dance of Death (1996). This is a special Guild America edition, SFBC #11563.

The Time of the Vampires ed. P. N. Elrod & Martin H. Greenberg (DAW 0-88677-693-7, May ’96 [Apr ’96], $5.50, 319pp, pb, cover by Harvey Parker) Original anthology of 18 historical vampire stories. Authors include P.N. Elrod, Lois Tilton, and Tanya Huff (with a Regency story featuring Henry Fitzroy from the “Victory Nelson” mysteries).

Elvira: Transylvania 90210 Elvira & John Paragon (Boulevard 1-57297-179-7, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $4.99, 171pp, pb) [Elvira] Novelization of the supernatural adventures of the campy horror-flick hostess. Copyrighted by Queen “B” Productions.

Here, Kitty, Kitty Winifred Elze (St. Martin’s/Wyatt 0-312-14353-2, Jul ’96 [Jun ’96], $21.95, 283pp, hc) SF horror novel. Housecat meets sabertooth when creatures of the Pleistocene invade a small modern town.

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