The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Atomic Chili: The Illustrated Joe R. Lansdale Joe R. Lansdale (Mojo Press 1-885418-06-X, Oct ’96 [Dec ’96], $24.95, 303pp, tp, cover by Dave Dorman) Collection of 10 Lansdale stories adapted in graphic format, with various artists. There is an introduction by Timothy Truman. Order from Mojo Press, PO Box 140005, Austin TX 78714; fax 512-858-7282;

The Two-Bear Mambo Joe R. Lansdale (Warner/Mysterious Press 0-446-40188-9, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $5.99, 275pp, pb) [Hap Collins; Leonard Pine] Reprint (Mysterious Press 1995) associational voodoo mystery novel.

Writer of the Purple Rage Joe R. Lansdale (Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0389-X, Jan ’97 [Dec ’96], $5.95, 304pp, pb) Reprint (CD Publications 1994) collection.

Manchu Palaces Jeanne Larsen (Holt 0-8050-1111-0, Oct ’96, $25.00, 342pp, hc) Historical novel of 18th-century Imperial China with mystical/fantasy elements. Young Lotus gets a place in the palace, while her recently deceased mother’s ghost is assigned a task on Earth by the gods.

Arthur Stephen R. Lawhead (HarperPrism/Zondervan 0-310-20507-7, Apr ’96 [May ’96], $13.00, 494pp, tp, cover by Tim & Greg Hildebrandt) [Pendragon Cycle] Reprint (Crossway 1989) Arthurian fantasy novel. Book three of “The Pendragon Cycle”.

Byzantium Stephen R. Lawhead (HarperPrism/Zondervan 0-06-109296-7, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $24.00, 646pp, hc, cover by Richard Hasselberger) Historical novel with fantasy elements. An Irish monk travels to fabled Byzantium, despite a vision that tells him he will die there.

Dream Thief Stephen R. Lawhead (HarperPrism/Zondervan 0-310-20552-2, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $11.00, 480pp, tp) Reprint (Crossway 1983) Christian SF novel set on Mars.

Empyrion I: The Search for Fiera Stephen R. Lawhead (HarperPrism/Zondervan 0-310-20509-3, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $13.00, 465pp, tp, cover by Michael Carroll) [Empyrion] Reprint (Crossway 1985) Christian-oriented SF novel, book one of the “Empyrion Saga”.

Empyrion II: The Seige of Dome Stephen R. Lawhead (HarperPrism/Zondervan 0-310-20508-5, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $13.00, 467pp, tp, cover by Michael Carroll) [Empyrion] Reprint (Crossway 1986) Christian-oriented SF novel. Second, and final, book in the series.

In the Hall of the Dragon King Stephen R. Lawhead (HarperCollins/Zondervan 0-310-20502-6, Feb ’96, $13.00, 367pp, tp, cover by Chuck Gillies) [Dragon King] Reprint (Crossway 1982) fantasy novel, book one in the “Dragon King” trilogy.

Merlin Stephen R. Lawhead (HarperPrism/Zondervan 0-310-20506-9, Apr ’96 [May ’96], $13.00, 480pp, tp, cover by Tim & Greg Hildebrandt) [Pendragon Cycle] Reprint (Crossway 1988) Arthurian fantasy novel. Book two of “The Pendragon Cycle”.

The Sword and the Flame Stephen R. Lawhead (HarperCollins/Zondervan 0-310-20504-2, Feb ’96, $13.00, 346pp, tp, cover by Chuck Gillies) [Dragon King] Reprint (Crossway 1984) fantasy novel, book two in the “Dragon King” trilogy.

Taliesin Stephen R. Lawhead (HarperPrism/Zondervan 0-310-20505-0, Apr ’96 [May ’96], $13.00, 539pp, tp, cover by Tim & Greg Hildebrandt) [Pendragon Cycle] Reprint (Crossway 1987) Arthurian fantasy novel. Book one of “The Pendragon Cycle”.

Warlords of Nin Stephen R. Lawhead (HarperCollins/Zondervan 0-310-20503-4, Feb ’96, $13.00, 394pp, tp, cover by Chuck Gillies) [Dragon King] Reprint (Crossway 1983) fantasy novel, book two in the “Dragon King” trilogy.

Dream-Weaver Louise Lawrence (Clarion Books 0-395-71812-0, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $14.95, 231pp, hc, cover by Anton Kimball) Young-adult SF novel. A colony ship’s destination turns out to be inhabited, and only two teens can help find middle ground between the two groups.

Murder in Scorpio Martha C. Lawrence (St. Martin’s 0-312-95984-2, Nov ’96 [Dec ’96], $5.50, 227pp, pb) [Elizabeth Chase] Reprint (St. Martin’s 1995) psychic-detective mystery.

Carmilla and Other Classic Tales of Mystery Sheridan Le Fanu (Penguin/Signet Classic 0-451-52639-2, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $4.95, 446pp, pb, cover by John White Alexander) Collection of 13 stories. Edited and with a biographical/critical introduction by Leonard Wolf. Includes a bibliography.

Four Ways to Forgiveness Ursula K. Le Guin (HarperPrism 0-06-105401-1, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], $5.99, 307pp, pb, cover by Danilo Ducak) [Werel & Yeowe] Reprint (HarperPrism 1995) collection of four related SF novellas, including the award-winning ’Forgiveness Day’.

Unlocking the Air Ursula K. Le Guin (HarperCollins 0-06-092803-4, Jan ’97 [Dec ’96], $12.00, 207pp, tp, cover by Paul Klee) Reprint (HarperCollins 1996) collection of 18 “mainstream” stories, about half with fantasy elements.

Unlocking the Air and Other Stories Ursula K. Le Guin (HarperCollins 0-06-017260-6, Feb ’96 [Jan ’96], $22.00, 207pp, hc, cover by Paul Klee) Collection of 18 “mainstream” stories, although half seem to have fantasy elements.

Worlds of Exile and Illusion Ursula K. Le Guin (Tor/Orb 0-312-86211-3, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $14.95, 370pp, tp, cover by R. S. Winter) [League of All Worlds] Omnibus of three Hainish novels: Rocannon’s World (1966), Planet of Exile (1966), and City of Illusions (1967). The text has been edited to correct errors and inconsistencies in past editions.

Bright Messengers Gentry Lee (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57329-2, May ’96 [Apr ’96], $6.50, 447pp, pb, cover by Stephen Youll) [Rama] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1995) SF novel, set loosely in the “Rama” universe.

The Unicorn War John Lee (Tor 0-812-53639-8, May ’96 [Apr ’96], $5.99, 352pp, pb) [Unicorn Saga] Reprint (Tor 1995) fantasy novel, fifth and final volume in the “Unicorn Saga”.

The Ultimate Spider-Man ed. Stan Lee (Boulevard 1-57297-103-7, Feb ’96 [Jan ’96], $5.99, 347pp, pb, cover by Mike Zeck & Phil Zimelman) [Spider-Man] Reprint (Berkley 1994) anthology based on the comic book character. Copyrighted by Marvel.

The Ultimate Super-Villains ed. Stan Lee (Boulevard 1-57297-113-4, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], $14.00, 341pp, tp, cover by Mike Zeck & Phil Zimelman) Original anthology of 17 stories based on comic-book characters. Each story is illustrated by one of the comic’s artists. Packaged by Byron Preiss Multimedia. Copyrighted by Marvel Characters, Inc.

The Ultimate X-Men ed. Stan Lee (Boulevard 1-57297-217-3, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $14.00, 314pp, tp, cover by Mike Zeck & Phil Zimelman) [X-Men] Original anthology of 11 stories based on comic-book characters. Each story is illustrated by one of the comic’s artists. Packaged by Byron Preiss Multimedia. Copyrighted by Marvel Entertainment Group.

Darkness, I Tanith Lee (SFBC #11414, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], $10.98, 408pp, hc) [Blood Opera] Reprint (Little, Brown UK 1994) horror novel, third in the “Blood Opera” sequence. This is similar to the St. Martin’s edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Elephantasm Tanith Lee (Dell 0-440-21810-1, Feb ’96 [Jan ’96], $5.99, 341pp, pb) Gothic horror novel. First American edition (Headline 1993).

The Gods Are Thirsty Tanith Lee (Overlook Press 0-87951-672-0, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $26.95, 514pp, hc) Associational historical novel of the French Revolution.

Gold Unicorn Tanith Lee (Tor 0-812-54320-3, Feb ’96 [Jan ’96], $5.99, 244pp, pb, cover by Mark Zug) [Black Unicorn] Reprint (Atheneum 1994) young-adult fantasy novel, sequel to Black Unicorn. Copyrighted by Byron Preiss Visual Publications.

Louisa the Poisoner Tanith Lee (SFBC #12068, Jul ’96 [Jun ’96], $2.98, 77pp, hc, cover by George Barr) Horror novella. This is supposedly a reprint of the Wildside Press limited edition (1-880448-50-5), which has not been seen. This edition lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Ill Met in Lankhmar Fritz Leiber (SFBC #13968, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $7.98, 151pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Fafhrd & Gray Mouser] Fantasy novella, winner of the Hugo and Nebula Award. Appeared as part of Swords and Deviltry (1970); this is its first separate publication. There is an introduction by David G. Hartwell. Part of the SFBC Collection, with a special price of $2.98 with any purchase.

Ill Met in Lankhmar Fritz Leiber (White Wolf 1-56504-894-6, Jul ’96, $5.99, 494pp, pb, cover by Mike Mignola) [Fafhrd & Gray Mouser] Reprint (White Wolf 1995) omnibus of the first two collections featuring Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser, Swords and Deviltry (Ace 1970) and Swords Against Death (Ace 1970).

Lean Times in Lankhmar Fritz Leiber (White Wolf 1-56504-927-6, Apr ’96, $21.99, 291pp, hc, cover by Mike Mignola) [Fafhrd & Gray Mouser] Omnibus of Swords in the Mist (Ace 1968) and Swords Against Wizardry (Ace 1968), the third and fourth volumes in the “Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser” series. There is an introduction by Raymond E. Feist.

Highcastle Stanislaw Lem (Harcourt Brace/Harvest 0-15-600472-0, Jan ’97 [Dec ’96], $11.00, 146pp, tp) Reprint (Harcourt Brace 1995) non-fiction autobiography. A memoir of Lem’s youth, translated from the Polish (Wydawnictwo Lierackie, Krakow 1975 as Wysoki zamek) by Michael Kandel.

A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L’Engle (Dell Yearling Newbery 0-440-22039-4, Jun ’96 [Jul ’96], $2.49, 211pp, pb, cover by Jody Lee) [Meg Murry] Reprint (Ariel 1962) young-adult SF novel. This is a special promotional edition, marked “Special low price” on the cover, and containing an excerpt from Dell’s latest Newbery Honor book.

The Unified Field Mark Leon (AvoNova 0-380-78651-6, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $5.99, 281pp, pb, cover by Daniel Horne) Science fantasy novel, the third featuring metaphysical hacker Lew Slack. Lew’s buddy Alan Fain has a spaceship.

Amnesia Moon Jonathan Lethem (Tor 0-312-86220-2, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $12.95, 247pp, tp, cover by Michael Koelsch) Reprint (Harcourt Brace 1995) post-holocaust, literary SF/fantasy road novel.

The Wall of the Sky, The Wall of the Eye Jonathan Lethem (Harcourt Brace 0-15-100180-4, Oct ’96 [Aug ’96], $23.00, 294pp, hc, cover by Alexander Munn) Collection of seven stories, two not previously published.

Out of the Silent Planet C. S. Lewis (Simon & Schuster/Scribner 0-684-82380-2, Jun ’96, $6.95, 160pp, pb, cover by Kinuko Y. Craft) [Cosmic] Reprint (John Lane 1938) classic SF/fantasy novel, first in the “Cosmic” (or “Ransom”) trilogy.

Perelandra C. S. Lewis (Simon & Schuster/Scribner 0-684-82382-9, Jun ’96, $6.95, 222pp, pb, cover by Kinuko Y. Craft) [Cosmic] Reprint (John Lane 1943) fantasy/religious novel, second in the “Cosmic” trilogy.

That Hideous Strength C. S. Lewis (Simon & Schuster/Scribner 0-684-82385-3, Jun ’96, $6.95, 382pp, pb, cover by Kinuko Y. Craft) [Cosmic] Reprint (John Lane 1945) SF thriller, third in the “Cosmic” trilogy.

Star Trek Voyager: Cybersong S. N. Lewitt (Pocket 0-671-56783-7, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $5.99, 277pp, pb) [Star Trek: Voyager] Star Trek novelization. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

The Nightmare Factory Thomas Ligotti (Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0302-4, Aug ’96 [Jun ’96], $13.95, 551pp, tp) Collection of 45 horror stories. Includes stories previously collected in Songs of a Dead Dreamer, Grimscribe, and Noctuary, plus “Teatro Grottesco”, a sequence of six previously uncollected tales. There is an introduction by Ligotti and a foreword by Poppy Z. Brite. First US edition (Raven 1996).

Sliders: the Novel Brad Linaweaver (Boulevard 1-57297-098-7, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], $5.99, 234pp, pb) SF novelization based on the TV series. Copyrighted by MCA Publishing Rights.

A Celebration of Bones Sandra Lindow (Wordcraft of Oregon/Jazz Police Books 1-877655-18-X, Jun ’96 [Jul ’96], $7.95, 61pp, ph, cover by Gene Leisz) Collection of 35 poems, many speculative, 16 previously published. This is a signed, limited edition of 250. Available from Wordcraft of Oregon/Jazz Police Books, PO Box 3235, La Grande, OR 97850.

Chronomaster Jane Lindskold (Prima/Proteus 0-7615-0422-2, May ’96 [Apr ’96], $5.99, 348pp, pb) SF novelization based on the CD-ROM game created by Lindskold and Roger Zelazny. Copyrighted by Prima Publishing, with portions copyrighted by Intracorp Entertainment.

Smoke and Mirrors Jane Lindskold (AvoNova 0-380-78290-1, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $5.50, 264pp, pb, cover by Dorian Vallejo) SF novel. A psionic prostitute/spy senses a deadly threat to humanity.

The Bard’s Tale: Thunder of the Captains Holly Lisle & Aaron Allston (Baen 0-671-87731-3, Jul ’96 [Jun ’96], $5.99, 274pp, pb, cover by Ken Tunnell) [Bard’s Tale] Fantasy novelization based on the world of the computer game. The text is copyrighted by the author; the “Bard’s Tale” characters and descriptions are the sole property of Electronic Arts.

The Devil & Dan Cooley Holly Lisle & Walter Spence (Baen 0-671-87756-9, Dec ’96 [Nov ’96], $5.99, 248pp, pb, cover by Clyde Caldwell) [Devil’s Point] Fantasy novel, sequel to Sympathy for the Devil. A radio DJ decides to reform one of the devils infesting North Carolina.

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