The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Royal Assassin Robin Hobb (Bantam Spectra 0-553-37563-6, May ’96 [Apr ’96], $13.95, 581pp, tp, cover by Michael Whelan) [Farseer] Fantasy novel, second in “The Farseer” series. A royal bastard with strange talents fights for his kingdom as an assassin. First US edition (HarperCollins UK 1996).

Prototype Brian Hodge (Dell 0-440-21628-1, Mar ’96 [Feb ’96], $5.50, 386pp, pb) Horror novel. A man with a genetic abnormality struggles against his inborn capacity for violence. Not supernatural.

The Haunted Pampero William Hope Hodgson (Donald M. Grant 0-937986-98-4, Aug ’96, $30.00, 272pp, hc, cover by Arthur E. Moore) Reissue (Grant 1992) horror/fantasy collection of 12 stories, edited and with a preface and essay by Sam Moskowitz. Illustrated by Arthur E. Moore. The copyright page lacks the first edition indication, and the book is not signed by Sam Moskowitz. The jackets are identical on both. Order from Donald M. Grant, PO Box 187, Hampton Falls NH 03844.

The House on the Borderland William Hope Hodgson (Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0282-6, Mar ’96 [Feb ’96], $4.95, 186pp, pb) Reissue (Chapman Hall 1908) classic SF horror novel. Second printing.

Terrors of the Sea William Hope Hodgson (Donald M. Grant 1-880418-33-9, Aug ’96, $30.00, 256pp, hc, cover by Ned Dameron) Original collection of 14 stories, ten not previously published, of fantasy and horror at sea. Edited and with a preface and article by Sam Moskowitz.

The Woman and the Ape Peter Høeg (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 0-374-29203-5, Nov ’96, $23.00, 261pp, hc) Literary SF love story. A woman who fall in love with an intelligent ape-like creature, apparently the missing link. Translated by Barbara Haveland from the Danish Kvinden og aben, Munksgaard/Rosinante, Denmark.

Practical Magic Alice Hoffman (Berkley 0-425-15249-9, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $6.99, 317pp, pb) Reprint (Putnam 1995) magic realism/dark fantasy novel about three generations of conjuring women.

Firefly... Burning Bright Barry Hoffman (Gauntlet Press 1-887368-10-8, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $7.95, 54pp, ph, cover by Harry O. Morris) Chapbook collection of four horror stories, one with supernatural elements, one previously unpublished. Illustrated by Harry O. Morris. There is an introduction by Ronald Kelly. Limited to 350 signed copies. Available from Gauntlet Press, 309 Powell Rd, Dept R1, Springfield PA 19064.

Paths to Otherwhere James P. Hogan (Baen 0-671-87710-0, Feb ’96 [Jan ’96], $22.00, 405pp, hc, cover by Gary Ruddell) Near-future SF novel. Physicists hope to use quantum mechanics to find a world without war.

The Proteus Operation James P. Hogan (Baen 0-671-87757-7, Dec ’96 [Nov ’96], $5.99, 467pp, pb, cover by David Mattingly) Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1985) SF time-travel novel.

Ancient Echoes Robert Holdstock (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45575-4, Jul ’96 [Jun ’96], $12.95, 357pp, tp, cover by Ron Walotsky) Fantasy novel. A boy with visions of other worlds must enter them as a man through lucid dreaming, encountering mythagos (myth-imagoes), if not the precise territory of Mythago Wood. First US edition (HarperCollins UK 1996).

Unknown Regions Robert Holdstock (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45563-0, Dec ’96 [Nov ’96], $5.99, 349pp, pb, cover by Ron Walotsky) Dark fantasy novel about a child with the power to “fetch” things through time and space. First US edition (Orbit 1991 as The Fetch).

Lord of the Dead: The Secret History of Lord Byron Tom Holland (Pocket 0-671-53425-4, Feb ’96, $23.00, 325pp, hc) [Vampyre] Literary vampire novel about the poet. First US edition (Little, Brown UK 1995 as The Vampyre).

Howl-O-Ween Gary L. Holleman (Leisure 0-8439-4083-2, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $4.99, 313pp, pb) Werewolf novel. A bodyguard gets bit while trying to protect a woman from the Dark Man’s voodoo.

Pendragon’s Banner Helen Hollick (St. Martin’s 0-312-14699-X, Oct ’96 [Dec ’96], $25.95, 547pp, hc, cover by Stephen Bradbury) [Pendragon’s Banner] Associational historical Arthurian novel, book two of “Pendragon’s Banner”. First US edition (Heinemann UK 1995).

Expecting Someone Taller Tom Holt (Ace 0-441-22332-X, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $5.50, 231pp, pb, cover by James Warhola) Reissue (Macmillan UK 1987) humorous fantasy novel. Fourth printing.

Who’s Afraid of Beowulf? Tom Holt (Ace 0-441-88591-8, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $5.50, 206pp, pb, cover by Robert Grace) [Who’s Afraid of Beowulf] Reissue (Macmillan UK 1988) humorous fantasy novel. Second printing.

C.S. Lewis: A Companion and Guide Walter Hooper (HarperSanFrancisco 0-06-063879-6, Dec ’96, $40.00, 940pp, hc) Nonfiction guide to Lewis’s life and works, including “The Chronicles of Narnia” and the “Cosmic” trilogy. There are encyclopedic listings of the people and places in Lewis’s life, a bibliography of his writings, and an index. [C. S. Lewis]

Warp Angel Stuart Hopen (Tor 0-812-53653-3, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $5.99, 288pp, pb, cover by Gary Ruddell) Reprint (Tor 1995) SF novel of a female mercenary who discovers religion in a decadent far future.

Fandom Directory No. 16 Mariane S. Hopkins (Fandata Publications 0-933215-15-0, Mar ’96, $22.95, 608pp, tp, cover by Istvan Kuklis) Non-fiction, reference. Directory of fans (comics, media, SF, etc.), fan publications, conventions, retail stores, fan clubs and genre research libraries. There are also alphabetical and zip code order general listings. Order from Fandata Publications, 7761 Asterella Ct., Springfield VA 22152; add $4.00 postage.

An Act of God Lloyd Hornbostel (Galde Press 1-880090-33-3, 1996 [Jul ’96], $12.95, 181pp, tp) Near-future SF novel of apocalypse. The sun dims, and global winter follows. Available from Galde Press, PO Box 460, Lakeville MN 55044; orders 800-777-3454.

Death Walks Tonight ed. Anthony Horowitz (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-038184-8, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], $3.99, 158pp, pb, cover by Jim Carroll) Young-adult anthology of ten horror stories, including an excerpt from Dracula and stories by Stephen King and Roald Dahl. Illustrated by Daniel Payne. First US edition (Viking UK 1994 as The Puffin Book of Horror Stories).

Toad Triumphant William Horwood (St. Martin’s 0-312-14821-6, Oct ’96 [Dec ’96], $19.95, 282pp, hc, cover by Patrick Benson) [Wind in the Willows] Animal fantasy novel; second sequel by Horwood to The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Patrick Benson. First US edition (HarperCollins UK 1995)

The Willows in Winter William Horwood (St. Martin’s/Griffin 0-312-14825-9, Oct ’96 [Nov ’96], $10.95, 295pp, tp, cover by Patrick Benson) [Wind in the Willows] Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1993) animal fantasy novel; sequel to The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Patrick Benson.

Beyond the Borders Robert E. Howard (Baen 0-671-87742-9, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $5.99, 245pp, pb, cover by C. W. Kelly) Collection of 13 fantastic travel/adventure stories, in the Weird Tales vein. There is an introduction by T.K.F. Weisskopf, discussing Howard’s mix of real-world and fictional references in these works. This is the seventh volume in the “Robert E. Howard Library”. publications.

Eons of the Night Robert E. Howard (Baen 0-671-87717-8, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], $5.99, 238pp, pb, cover by C. W. Kelly) Sword & sorcery collection of ten stories, with a new introduction by S.M. Stirling, and an introduction by Howard taken from a 1933 letter to H.P. Lovecraft. This seems to be a completely new compilation.

Trails in Darkness Robert E. Howard (Baen 0-671-87726-7, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $5.99, 231pp, pb, cover by C. W. Kelly) Collection of ten fantastic stories set in America. There is an introduction by S.M. Stirling.

MapHead Leslie Howarth (Candlewick Press 1-56402-858-5, Jul ’96 [Aug ’96], $4.99, 154pp, pb, cover by Rob Day) [MapHead] Reprint (Walker UK 1994) young-adult SF novel about a strange boy from a very different parallel universe.

The Knight with the Lion: The Story of Yvain John Howe (Little, Brown 0-316-37583-7, Oct ’96 [Dec ’96], $15.95, 32pp, hc, cover by John Howe) Children’s picture book based on an Arthurian tale, illustrated and retold by John Howe.

The Inter-Galactic Price Guide to Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror 1996 Stephanie Howlett-West (Stephanie Howlett-West, 1996 [Apr ’96], $35.00, 408pp, hc) Non-fiction reference, a list of books recently offered in various booksellers’ catalogs, with prices. Available from Stephanie Howlett-West, 1100 Sylvan #153, Modesto CA 95350; add $5.00 postage.

No Quarter Tanya Huff (DAW 0-88677-698-8, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], $5.99, 413pp, pb, cover by Jody Lee) [Quarters] Fantasy novel, sequel to Fifth Quarter. An assassin sharing her body with a body stealer tries to find him an unclaimed body of his own, with help from Shkoder’s bards.

The Smartest Man in Ireland Mollie Hunter (Harcourt Brace/Magic Carpet 0-15-200993-0, Sep ’96, $5.00, 111pp, pb, cover by August Hall) Reprint (Blackie & Son 1963) young-adult fantasy novel about a man who tries to outwit the fairies.

The Walking Stones Mollie Hunter (Harcourt Brace/Magic Carpet 0-15-200995-7, May ’96 [Apr ’96], $5.00, 168pp, pb, cover by Pierre Fortin) Reprint (Blackie 1970 as The Bodach) young-adult fantasy novel.

V.C. Andrews: A Critical Companion E. D. Huntley (Greenwood Press 0-313-29448-8, Jul ’96 [Aug ’96], $29.95, 153pp, hc) Non-fiction, critical guide. One chapter compares in detail the works of Andrews and subsequent works under her name by Andrew Niederman. There is a bibliography and index. Order from Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, Box 5007, Westport CT 06881; credit card orders: 800-225-5800. [V. C. Andrews]

River of Mirrors: The Fantastic Art of Jusdon Huss Judson Huss (Morpheus International 1-883398-17-7, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $24.95, 94pp, tp, cover by Judson Huss) Non-fiction book of fantastic/surreal art, introduction by Terry Gilliam. A leatherbound, slipcased limited edition of 150 was announced but not seen. Order from Morpheus International, 9250 Wilshire Blvd, Suite LL15, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

The Great Pulp Heroes Don Hutchison (Mosaic Press 0-88962-585-9, Dec ’95 [Mar ’96], $14.95, 276pp, tp) Non-fiction, popular history. A look at pulp heroes (and their writers), including The Shadow, Doc Savage, Tarzan, and Captain Future. (In the US, order from Mosaic Press, 85 River Rock Dr., Suite 202, Buffalo NY 14207; phone/fax: 1-800-387-8992. Canadian price $18.95; order from Mosaic Press, 1252 Speers Rd., Units 1&2, Oakville ONT L6L 5N9 Canada. Add $2.00 shipping.

Cemetary of Angels Noel Hynd (Zebra 0-7860-0261-1, May ’96 [Apr ’96], $5.99, 412pp, pb) Reprint (Kensington 1995) ghost novel. A family’s new home is too close to a Hollywood cemetary.

Magic: The Gathering: Tapestries ed. Kathy Ice (HarperPrism 0-06-105428-3, May ’96 [Apr ’96], $5.99, 362pp, pb, cover by Kevin Murphy) [Magic: The Gathering] Reprint (HarperPrism 1995) original anthology of 17 stories based on the fantasy card game. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.

Soft Targets Dean Ing (Tor 0-812-51947-7, Mar ’96 [Feb ’96], $5.99, 247pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1979) near-future SF thriller.

Spooker Dean Ing (Tor 0-812-54842-6, Jan ’97 [Dec ’96], $6.99, 344pp, pb) Reprint (Forge 1995) associational spy novel.

The Window Jeanette Ingold (Harcourt Brace 0-15-201264-8, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $5.00, 181pp, pb, cover by Joel Peter Johnson) Young-adult fantasy novel. A blind girl can see the past through an attic window. A hardcover edition (-201265-6, $12.00) was announced but not seen.

A Treasury of Ghost Stories ed. Kenneth Ireland (Kingfisher US 0-7534-5027-5, 1996 [Sep ’96], $5.95, 159pp, tp) Young-adult anthology of 18 ghost stories. Authors include Margaret Mahy, Joan Aiken, Dick King-Smith, and Robert Swindells. First American edition.

The Best of Trek #18 ed. Walter Irwin & G. B. Love (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45463-4, Feb ’96 [Jan ’96], $4.99, 219pp, pb, cover by Jim Thiesen) [Star Trek] Non-fiction, a selection of 18 articles gathered by the editors of Trek, the magazine for Star Trek fans. Topics include “Humor in Uniform — Starfleet Issue”, “Fandom, What a Concept”, and “The Spock/McCoy Wars Again: Dysfunctional Communication as a Defense Against Overprotectiveness”.

Scale of Dragon Tooth of Wolf Sue Isle (Hodder Headline Australia 0-7336-0291-6, Aug ’96, A$12.95, 183pp, pb) Young-adult fantasy novel. A rebellious teen in the 1500s joins a group of sorceresses.

The Breath of Suspension Alexander Jablokov (AvoNova 0-380-72680-7, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $5.99, 343pp, pb, cover by Bill Binger) Reprint (Arkham House 1994) collection of 10 SF stories.

River of Dust Alexander Jablokov (Morrow AvoNova 0-688-14605-8, Feb ’96 [Jan ’96], $22.00, 326pp, hc, cover by Donato) SF novel. Brothers take opposing sides in political struggles on Mars.

Just an Ordinary Day Shirley Jackson (Bantam 0-553-10303-2, Jan ’97 [Dec ’96], $23.95, 388pp, hc, cover by Tom Hallman) Collection of 54 unpublished or previously uncollected stories, some fantasy, edited and with an introduction by Laurence Jackson Hyman and Sarah Hyman Stewart.

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