The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Dominion Bentley Little (Penguin/Signet 0-451-18748-2, Mar ’96 [Feb ’96], $5.99, 416pp, pb) Horror novel. A student has strange dreams about a winery run by women. This appears to be the first U.S. edition of the 1995 Headline book Dark Dominion, but has a 1996 copyright.

Lion of Ireland Morgan Llywelyn (Tor 0-812-55399-3, Mar ’96 [Feb ’96], $6.99, 562pp, pb) [Lion of Ireland] Reprint (Houghton Mifflin 1979) historical novel with minor fantasy elements.

Pride of Lions Morgan Llywelyn (Tor/Forge 0-312-85700-4, Mar ’96 [Feb ’96], $23.95, 351pp, hc, cover by Larry Selman) [Lion of Ireland] Associational historical novel of ancient Ireland, sequel to Lion of Ireland. Brian Boru’s son Donough works to become High King after his father’s death.

Strongbow Morgan Llywelyn (Tor 0-312-86150-8, May ’96 [Apr ’96], $15.95, 156pp, hc, cover by Ciruelo Cabral) Associational young-adult historical novel of medieval Ireland.

The Arcana, Book I: Silverhand Morgan Llywelyn & Michael Scott (Baen 0-671-87714-3, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], $5.99, 417pp, pb, cover by Gary Ruddell) [Arcana] Reprint (Baen 1995) fantasy novel, first in “The Arcana” series. Set in “a semi-medieval, far-future fantasy world.”

The Arcana, Book II: Silverlight Morgan Llywelyn & Michael Scott (Baen 0-671-87728-3, Jul ’96 [Jun ’96], $21.00, 406pp, hc, cover by Clyde Caldwell) [Arcana] Fantasy novel, second book of “The Arcana.”

Guardian’s Key Anne Logston (Ace 0-441-00327-3, May ’96 [Apr ’96], $5.99, 310pp, pb, cover by Jeff Barson) [Guardian’s Key] Fantasy novel. A serving girl hoping to win her prince enters a magic keep where every door opens onto another world.

Bereavements Richard Lortz (White Wolf 1-56504-937-3, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], $5.99, 349pp, pb, cover by Staley Krause) Reprint (Permanent Press 1980) horror novel. A rich woman seeks a replacement for her dead son.

Jules Verne: An Exploratory Biography Herbert R. Lottman (St. Martin’s 0-312-14636-1, Dec ’96, $26.95, 360pp, hc) Non-fiction. A biography of Jules Verne that draws on previously unpublished letters and papers.

The Transition of H.P. Lovecraft: The Road to Madness H. P. Lovecraft (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-38422-9, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $10.00, 379pp, tp, cover by John Jude Palencar) Collection of 29 horror stories, including many early or fragmentary works, all previously collected. There is an introduction by Barbara Hambly. Illustrated by John Jude Palencar. This compilation copyrighted by Arkham House.

Spooky Stories for a Dark and Stormy Night ed. Alice Low (Hyperion 0-7868-1114-5, May ’96, $9.95, 128pp, tp, cover by Gahan Wilson) Reprint (Hyperion 1994) young-adult anthology of 19 ghost and horror stories, mostly retellings, with color illustrations by Gahan Wilson. Packaged and copyrighted by Byron Preiss Visual Publications. This copy has a sticker reading “Specially Priced for Camp $7.95”.

The Boy with the Paper Wings Susan Lowell (Milkweed Editions 1-57131-604-3, Sep ’95 [Feb ’96], $6.95, 182pp, tp, cover by Paul Mirocha) Young-adult fantasy novel. A feverish boy enters a world of fantasy when he sails a paper airplane into his closet. Photos and papercrafting instructions are included for a number of shapes: paper airplanes, geometric solids, a moebius strip, etc. Milkweed Editions, 430 First Avenue North, Suite 400, Minneapolis MN 55401.

Science Fiction, Science Fact, and You Robert J. & Lila Lowenherz (Amsco 1-56765-028-7, 1996 [Jul ’96], $12.53, 395pp, tp) Text-book anthology of 17 stories and 7 articles relating to scientific themes: space travel, time travel, robots and artificial intelligence, etc. Each item is introduced, and followed by a section of questions. Authors include Isaac Asimov, Robert Silverberg, Ray Bradbury, and Lisa Tuttle. Available from Amsco School Publications, 315 Hudson St., New York NY 10013; add local sales tax; order #506-S.

Shadow Moon George Lucas & Chris Claremont (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57285-7, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], $5.99, 452pp, pb, cover by Ciruelo Cabral) [Shadow War] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1995) fantasy novel, first in a fantasy series sequel to Willow. Copyrighted by Lucasfilm.

Fruiting Bodies and Other Fungi Brian Lumley (Tor 0-312-86200-8, May ’96 [Apr ’96], $12.95, 287pp, tp, cover by Bob Eggleton) Reprint (Roc UK 1993) horror collection.

In the Moons of Borea Brian Lumley (W. Paul Ganley 0-932445-61-6, Sep ’95 [Feb ’96], $27.50, 191pp, hc, cover by Jim Pianfetti) [Titus Crow] Reprint (Jove 1979) SF/horror novel in the “Titus Crow” series, with new illustrations by Jim Pianfetti. This is the first hardcover edition. A deluxe, signed edition ($45.00) was also announced but not seen. Available from W. Paul Ganley: Publisher, PO Box 149, Buffalo NY 14226-0149.

Necroscope: Resurgence Brian Lumley (Tor 0-312-85948-1, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $25.95, 415pp, hc, cover by Carol Russo) [Necroscope: Lost Years] Vampire horror novel, “The Lost Years: Volume Two”; part of the “Necroscope” series, backtracking to cover time between volumes II (Wamphyri!) and III (The Source). First US edition (Hodder & Stoughton 1996 as Necroscope: The Lost Years: Volume II).

Necroscope: The Lost Years Brian Lumley (Tor 0-812-55363-2, Jul ’96 [Jun ’96], $6.99, 593pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Necroscope: Lost Years] Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1995 as Necroscope: The Lost Years: Volume 1) horror novel.

Titus Crow Brian Lumley (Tor 0-312-86299-7, Jan ’97 [Dec ’96], $24.95, 347pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Titus Crow] Omnibus of the first two novels in the Lovecraftian “Titus Crow” series, The Burrowers Beneath (1974) and The Transition of Titus Crow (1975, revised 1991).

Vamphyri! Brian Lumley (Tor 0-812-52126-9, Jul ’96, $6.99, 470pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Necroscope] Reissue (Grafton 1988 as Wamphyri!) horror novel. Book two in the “Necroscope” series. Eighth printing.

Vamphyri! Brian Lumley (Tor 0-312-86212-1, Dec ’96 [Nov ’96], $24.95, 381pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Necroscope] Reprint (Grafton 1988 as Wamphyri!) horror novel. This is the first hardcover edition.

The Root Cellar Janet Lunn (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-038036-1, Jan ’96 [Feb ’96], $4.99, 229pp, pb, cover by Dominick Finelle) Reissue (Lester & Orpen Dennys Canada 1981) young-adult time-travel novel. This is a repackage of the 1983 Puffin edition.

Before...12:01...After Richard A. Lupoff (Fedogan & Bremer 1-878252-23-2, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], $27.00, 375pp, hc, cover by George Barr) Collection of 23 stories in many genres, including mysteries, crime, mainstream fiction, SF, horror, and a few parodies. There are illustrations by George Barr, an introduction by Robert Silverberg, and a bibliography by Dave Nee. A limited edition (-24-0, $95.00) is also available. Available from Fedogan & Bremer, 603 Washington Ave SE #77, Minneapolis MN 55414-2950; credit card orders 800-738-2660.

The Silver Chariot Killer Richard A. Lupoff (St. Martin’s 0-312-14736-8, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $21.95, 259pp, hc, cover by Earl Keleny) [Lindsay & Plum] Associational mystery, the sixth featuring Hobert Lindsey and Marvia Plum.

Second Skin Eric Lustbader (Pocket 0-671-70349-8, Mar ’96 [Feb ’96], $6.50, 518pp, pb, cover by Don Brautigam) [Nicholas Linnear] Reprint (Pocket 1995) psychic/mystical thriller, sixth in the series featuring the psychic ninja Nicholas Linnear.

Magic: The Gathering: And Peace Shall Sleep Sonia Orin Lyris (HarperPrism 0-06-105619-7, Jul ’96 [Jun ’96], $5.50, 292pp, pb, cover by Gerry Grace) [Magic: The Gathering] Novelization, ninth in the series based on the fantasy card game. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.

The Career Novelist Donald Maass (Heinemann US 0-435-08693-6, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], $15.95, 245pp, tp) Non-fiction guide for writers by a literary agent. Available from Heinemann, 361 Hanover St, Portsmouth NH 03801; 800-541-2086.

The Gifts of the Child Christ George MacDonald (Eerdmans 0-8028-4165-1, Sep ’96, $29.00, 558 + xxvi, tp, cover by Arthur Hughes) Collection of 21 stories and fairy tales, and one essay, edited and with an introduction by Glenn Edward Sadler. This is revised from the 1973 two-volume Eerdmans edition, adding the story ’Stephen Archer’, and period illustrations by various artists.

The Princess and Curdie George MacDonald (Penguin/Puffin Classics 0-14-036762-4, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], $3.99, 256pp, tp, cover by Colin Backhouse) [Curdie] Reprint (1882) classic children’s fantasy novel. The copyright page gives this as a 1994 first printing: this appears to be an international edition printed in the UK, though we have not seen a UK edition.

The Horses at the Gate Mary Mackey (Penguin/Onyx 0-451-40723-7, Dec ’96 [Nov ’96], $5.99, 410pp, pb) [Earthsong Trilogy] Reprint (HarperSanFrancisco 1996) prehistoric quasi-fantasy novel, part two of the “Earthsong Trilogy”.

Tomorrow’s Wizard Patricia MacLachlan (Harcourt Brace/Magic Carpet 0-15-201276-1, May ’96 [Apr ’96], $6.00, 66pp, pb, cover by Gary A. Lippincott) Reprint (Harper & Row 1982) young-adult fantasy novelette. A grumpy wizard tries to teach his apprentice to grant wishes.

Virgins and Martyrs Simon Maginn (White Wolf 1-56504-923-3, Mar ’96 [Feb ’96], $5.99, 359pp, pb) Horror novel. First US edition (Corgi 1995).

A Dark Night’s Dreaming: Contemporary American Horror Fiction ed. Tony Magistrale & Michael A. Morrison (University of South Carolina Press 1-57003-070-7, Jan ’96 [Feb ’96], $24.95, 141pp, hc, cover by William Blake) Non-fiction. A critical examination of modern horror fiction, with a special focus on William Peter Blatty, Thomas Harris, Stephen King, Anne Rice, Peter Straub, and Whitley Strieber. There are source bibliographies and an index. Order from University of South Carolina Press, 205 Pickens Street, Columbia SC 29208. orders: 800-768-2500; fax: 800-868-0740.

Wicked Gregory Maguire (HarperPerennial/Regan Books 0-06-098710-3, Oct ’96, $14.00, 406pp, tp, cover by Douglas Smith) [Oz: Wicked Years] Reprint (Regan Books 1995) literary fantasy Oz novel, subtitled “The life and times of the Wicked Witch of the West.” A more adult look at the ethics and motivations of some of Oz’s celebrities.

Angel Maker Sara Maitland (Holt 0-8050-4412-4, Aug ’96 [Sep ’96], $25.00, 340pp, hc, cover by Cathleen Toelke) Collection of 30 literary stories, many derived from myth and fairy tales.

The Work of Elizabeth Chater Daryl F. & Annette V. Mallett (Borgo Press 0-89370-490-3, 1995 [Feb ’96], $11.00, 80pp, tp) Non-fiction, reference, an annotated bibliography and guide to the author who wrote SF as “Lee Chaytor,” and includes four stories and a poem. There is an introduction by Greg Bear. This is a “corrected” second printing. The unlisted original had a 1994 copyright. Order from Borgo Press, PO Box 2845, San Bernardino CA 92406-2845; add $2.50 shipping. Credit card orders: fax 909-888-4942. [Elizabeth Chater]

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