The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Blood: A Southern Fantasy Michael Moorcock (Avon 0-380-78078-X, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $12.00, 336pp, tp, cover by Bill Binger) [Begg Family] Reprint (Millennium 1995) literary SF novel in the Bek family series.

The Eternal Champion Vol. 1 Michael Moorcock (White Wolf 1-56504-191-7, Feb ’96 [Jan ’96], $14.99, 484pp, tp, cover by Tom Canty) [John Daker] Reprint (White Wolf 1994) omnibus of The Eternal Champion (Dell 1970), The Sundered Worlds (Compact 1965), Phoenix in Obsidian (Mayflower 1970), and the story “To Rescue Tanelorn”.

Hawkmoon: The Eternal Champion, Vol. 3 Michael Moorcock (SFBC #12097, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $9.98, 504pp, hc, cover by John Zeleznik) [Runestaff] Reprint (Granada 1979 as The History of the Runestaff) omnibus of the Hawkmoon novels. This is similar to the 1995 White Wolf edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Hawkmoon: The Eternal Champion, Vol. 3 Michael Moorcock (White Wolf 1-56504-193-3, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $14.99, 504pp, tp, cover by John Zeleznik) [Runestaff] Reprint (Granada 1979 as The History of the Runestaff) omnibus of the Hawkmoon novels: The Jewel in the Skull, The Mad God’s Amulet, The Sword of the Dawn, and The Runestaff.

The Roads Between the Worlds: The Eternal Champion Vol. 6 Michael Moorcock (White Wolf 1-56504-821-0, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], $21.99, 391pp, hc, cover by Brom) [Von Bek] Omnibus of three SF novels, The Wrecks of Time (Ace 1967), The Winds of Limbo (Compact 1965 as The Fireclown), and The Shores of Death (Compact 1966 as The Twilight Man). The introduction by Moorcock explains how he came to write three such pulpish novels; framing passages tie the novels into the “Eternal Champion” theme through Renark Von Bek. The ISBN on the jacket (-181-X) does not match that on the copyright page.

Von Bek: The Eternal Champion Vol. 2 Michael Moorcock (White Wolf 1-56504-192-5, May ’96, $14.99, 705pp, tp, cover by Janet Aulisio Dannheiser) [Von Bek] Reprint (White Wolf 1995) omnibus of the “Von Bek” novels.

Jirel of Joiry C. L. Moore (Ace 0-441-38570-2, Dec ’96 [Nov ’96], $5.50, 212pp, pb, cover by Stephen Hickman) [Jirel of Joiry] Reissue (Paperback Library 1969) SF collection. Also appeared in a limited edition as Black God’s Shadow (1977). Third printing.

Bloodsucking Fiends Christopher Moore (Avon 0-380-72813-3, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $12.00, 300pp, tp, cover by Michael McGurl) [Bloodsucking Fiends] Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1995) satirical vampire novel set in San Francisco.

The World of Darkness: Werewolf: Hell-Storm James A. Moore (HarperPrism 0-06-105675-8, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $5.50, 294pp, pb, cover by Mike Chaney) [World of Darkness] Novelization based on the role-playing games. Copyrighted by White Wolf.

Conan and the Grim Grey God Sean A. Moore (Tor 0-812-55267-9, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $9.99, 204pp, tp, cover by Doug Beekman) [Conan] Fantasy novelization based on the Robert E. Howard character. Copyrighted by Conan Properties, Inc.

Lot & Lot’s Daughter Ward Moore (Tachyon Publications 0-9648320-1-1, Mar ’96, $10.00, 72pp, tp, cover by William Reid) [David Jimmon] Collection of two SF novelettes, with a new introduction by Michael Swanwick. A limited edition of 300; also announced in a leatherbound limited edition of 100, signed by Swanwick ($21.00). Order from Tachyon Publications, 1459 18th Street, San Francisco CA 94107.

Earth Winter Richard Moran (Tor/Forge 0-812-53012-8, Feb ’96 [Jan ’96], $6.99, 441pp, pb, cover by Tim Jacobus) [Empire of Ice] Reprint (Forge 1995) SF novel of a new Ice Age, sequel to The Empire of Ice.

The Ghost of Grania O’Malley Michael Morpurgo (Viking 0-670-86861-2, Jul ’96, $14.99, 184pp, hc, cover by Warren Chang) Young-adult ghost novel. A girl and a pirate’s ghost join forces to save a hill from greedy miners.

King’s Quest: See No Weevil Kenyon Morr (Boulevard 1-57297-174-6, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $5.99, 235pp, pb) [King’s Quest] Novelization, second and final in the series based on the fantasy computer games from Sierra On-Line. Text copyrighted by Mark Sumner and Mariella Sands.

The Immaculate Mark Morris (White Wolf 1-56504-948-9, May ’96 [Apr ’96], $5.99, 393pp, pb) Horror novel. A death in the family forces a horror writer home to face old ghosts. First US edition (Piatkus 1992).

Bible Stories for Adults James Morrow (Harcourt Brace/Harvest 0-15-100192-8, Feb ’96, $22.00, 245pp, hc) Collection of 12 stories, many dealing with religious topics, including the Nebula Award-winning “Bible Stories for Adults, No. 17: The Deluge”. Also announced in trade paperback (-600244-2, 12.00), but not seen.

Bible Stories for Adults James Morrow (SFBC #11609, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $10.98, 245pp, hc, cover by Hans Baldung Grien) Reprint (Harcourt Brace 1996) collection. This is similar to the Harcourt Brace edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Blameless in Abaddon James Morrow (Harcourt Brace 0-15-188656-3, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], $24.00, 404pp, hc, cover by Simon Ng) [Towing Jehovah] Satiric fantasy novel, sequel to Towing Jehovah.

Blameless in Abaddon James Morrow (SFBC #13978, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $11.98, 404pp, hc, cover by Simon Ng) [Towing Jehovah] Reprint (Harcourt Brace 1996) fantasy novel, sequel to Towing Jehovah. This is similar to the Harcourt Brace edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Only Begotten Daughter James Morrow (Harcourt Brace/Harvest 0-15-600243-4, Feb ’96, $12.00, 312pp, tp, cover by Hieronymus Bosch) Reprint (Morrow 1990) fantasy novel.

Babylon 5 Book 4: Clark’s Law Jim Mortimore (Dell 0-440-22229-X, Feb ’96 [Jan ’96], $5.50, 279pp, pb, cover by Bob Larkin) [Babylon 5] Novelization based on the TV show. Copyrighted by Dell.

First Dawn Michael Moscoe (Ace 0-441-00392-3, Dec ’96 [Nov ’96], $5.99, 280pp, pb, cover by Joe Danisi) [Lost Millennium] SF time travel/prehistoric novel, Book One of “The Lost Millennium”. Two soldiers are sent back in time to teach neolithic goddess worshippers how to defend themselves. A first novel.

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol Tom Mula (Adams 1-55850-537-7, Oct ’95 [Apr ’96], $10.00, 117pp, hc) [Christmas Carol] Fantasy novella inspired by Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. Scrooge’s late partner tells his side of the story. Illustrated by Larry Wojick. This is copyrighted 1995 but not seen until now.

Mars Attack #2: War Dogs of the Golden Horde Ray W. Murill (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-40496-3, May ’96, $18.00, 281pp, hc, cover by Peter Scanlan) [Mars Attacks] SF novelization based on ’60s trading cards, current comics, and upcoming movie. An exclusive trading card is bound in. Copyrighted by Topps Comics.

Broken Heroes David Murphy (Albedo One Publications, Aug ’95 [Mar ’96], £2.95, 76pp, ph, cover by Paul Sheridan) Collection of eight stories, with an introduction by Morgan Llywelyn, and illustrations by Paul Sheridan. This is a second printing; we did not list the first. Available from albedo one publications, 8, Commons Road, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin, Ireland.

Nadya Pat Murphy (Tor 0-312-86226-1, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $23.95, 382pp, hc, cover by Michael Koelsch) Dark fantasy novel. A young woman in the 1830s Missouri frontier discovers she’s a werewolf.

Cat on the Edge Shirley Rousseau Murphy (HarperPrism 0-06-105600-6, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $5.50, 274pp, pb, cover by Joe Burleson) [Joe Grey] Fantasy/mystery novel. A cat named Joe Grey witnesses a murder — and acquires the ability to speak.

Cat under Fire Shirley Rousseau Murphy (HarperPrism 0-06-105601-4, Jan ’97 [Dec ’96], $5.50, 244pp, pb, cover by Joe Burleson) [Joe Grey] Fantasy mystery, second in the series featuring talking-cat detectives Joe Grey and Dulcie.

The Destroyer #102: Unite and Conquer Warren B. Murphy & Richard Sapir (Worldwide Library Gold Eagle 0-373-63217-7, Mar ’96 [Feb ’96], $4.99, 346pp, pb) [Destroyer] Fantasy adventure thriller in the endless Remo Williams series, most without fantasy elements. An earthquake in Mexico releases a giant figure that might be a bloodthirsty god of the Aztecs — or an android out for revenge.

The World of Darkness: Rage: Call to Battle Doug Murray (White Wolf 1-56504-885-7, Jul ’96, $5.99, 418pp, pb) [World of Darkness] Dark fantasy novelization based on the Rage card game. Book one in the “Saga of Jay No-Name”. Copyrighted by White Wolf.

The World of Darkness: Vampire: Blood Relations Doug Murray (HarperPrism 0-06-105674-X, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], $5.50, 296pp, pb, cover by J. Chandlee Stowe) [World of Darkness] Dark fantasy novelization based on the role-playing games. Copyrighted by White Wolf.

Blood of Heaven Bill Myers (HarperCollins/Zondervan 0-310-20119-5, Sep ’96 [Dec ’96], $12.99, 326pp, tp, cover by Edwin Herder) [Fire of Heaven] Christian-oriented thriller in which non-human DNA is found in a relic of Christ, and injected into a human guinea pig.

Silverlock John Myers Myers (Ace 0-441-76674-9, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], $6.99, 516pp, pb, cover by Walter Velez) [Silverlock] Reissue (Dutton 1949) classic referential fantasy novel. 11th printing.

Zel Donna Jo Napoli (Penguin/Dutton 0-525-45612-0, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $15.99, 227pp, pb, cover by Stephen T. Johnson) Young-adult fantasy, a retelling of “Rapunzel” as the story of a Swiss girl with an abusively over-protective mother.

The World on Blood Jonathan Nasaw (Penguin/Dutton 0-525-94066-9, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], $22.95, 341pp, hc) Contemporary, non-supernatural vampire novel, with blood an addictive drug for rare humans. Vampires in San Francisco try to kick the blood habit through a 12-step program, despite violent opposition from other addicts.

The World on Blood Jonathan Nasaw (SFBC #10982, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $10.98, 326pp, hc) Reprint (Dutton 1996) contemporary vampire novel. This is similar to the Dutton edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Higher Space Jamil Nasir (Bantam Spectra 0-553-56887-6, Jul ’96 [Jun ’96], $5.99, 241pp, pb, cover by Bruce Jensen) SF novel of high-tech magic.

Aliens: Music of the Spears Yvonne Navarro (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57492-2, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $4.99, 275pp, pb, cover by John Bolton) Novelization based on the comics based on the movies. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

Myth Maker: J.R.R. Tolkien Anne E. Neimark (Harcourt Brace 0-15-298847-5, Sep ’96, $17.00, 118pp, hc, cover by Brad Weinman) Young-adult biography of Tolkien, with index, bibliography, and listing of related groups and publications. Illustrated by Brad Weinman. [J. R. R. Tolkien]

Virtual Zen Ray Nelson (AvoNova 0-380-78185-9, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], $5.50, 220pp, pb, cover by Sean Beavers) Near-future SF novel. A composer’s suicide leads his son to a zen rebellion against the sterile world.

Five Children and It E. Nesbit (Penguin/Puffin Classics 0-14-036735-7, Dec ’96, $3.99, 237pp, tp, cover by Stuart Bodek) [Psammead] Reprint (Unwin 1902) classic juvenile fantasy novel. This edition follows the Puffin 1959 edition, with a new jacket.

The Magic World E. Nesbit (Penguin/Puffin Classics 0-14-036765-9, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], $3.99, 246pp, tp, cover by Paul Finn) Reissue (Macmillan UK 1912) collection of 12 children’s fantasy stories. The copyright gives the date for this reissue as 1994; this is an international edition, though we appear to have missed the UK edition.

The Phoenix and the Carpet E. Nesbit (Penguin/Puffin Classics 0-14-036739-X, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], $3.99, 289pp, tp, cover by Stuart Bodek) [Psammead] Reprint (Newnes 1904) classic juvenile fantasy novel. This is an international edition, originally released in the UK in 1994; this copy is the second printing.

The Story of the Amulet E. Nesbit (Penguin/Puffin Classics 0-14-036752-7, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], $3.99, 292pp, tp, cover by Stuart Bodek) Reprint (Unwin 1906) classic juvenile fantasy novel. This edition follows the Puffin 1959 edition, with a new jacket.

The Bloody Red Baron Kim Newman (AvoNova 0-380-72714-5, Jan ’97 [Dec ’96], $5.99, 370pp, pb) [Dracula] Reprint (Carroll & Graf 1995) alternate-history vampire novel, sequel to Anno Dracula.

Guinevere Sharan Newman (Tor 0-312-86233-4, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $13.95, 257pp, tp, cover by Herbert James Draper) [Guinevere] Reprint (St. Martin’s 1981) Arthurian fantasy novel, first in a trilogy.

Saturn’s Child Nichelle Nichols & Margaret Wander Bonanno (Ace 0-441-00384-2, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $5.99, 342pp, pb, cover by Michael Herring) Reprint (Ace 1995) first-contact SF novel of human-alien romance.

Immortal Jason Nickles (Zebra 0-8217-5468-8, Oct ’96, $4.50, 317pp, pb, cover by Newton) Vampire horror novel. Nickles is a pen name for T. Lucien Wright.

Starlight 1 ed. Patrick Nielsen Hayden (Tor 0-312-86215-6, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $13.95, 316pp, hc, cover by Jeff Adams) Original anthology of 12 stories by authors including Michael Swanwick, Jane Yolen, Robert Reed, and Maureen F. McHugh. A hardcover edition (-86214-8, $24.95) is also available.

AD&D: Rod of Seven Parts Douglas Niles (TSR 0-7869-0479-8, Feb ’96, $21.99, 348pp, hc, cover by Jeff Easley) Fantasy novelization in the “Tomes” series based on the role-playing games. Copyrighted by TSR.

A Breach in the Watershed Douglas Niles (Ace 0-441-00349-4, Jul ’96 [Jun ’96], $5.99, 447pp, pb, cover by Ciruelo Cabral) [Watershed] Reprint (Ace 1995) fantasy novel, book one of the “Watershed” trilogy.

Darkenheight Douglas Niles (Ace 0-441-00333-8, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $13.95, 408pp, tp, cover by Ciruelo Cabral) [Watershed] Fantasy novel. Book Two of “The Watershed” Trilogy.

DragonLance: The Dragons Douglas Niles (TSR 0-7869-0513-1, Oct ’96, $5.99, 316pp, tp, cover by Larry Elmore) [DragonLance] Fantasy novelization based on the role-playing game. Volume Six in “The Lost Histories”. Copyrighted by TSR.

First Quest: Immortal Game Douglas Niles (TSR 0-7869-0478-X, Feb ’96, $3.99, 282pp, tp, cover by Don Clavette) [Quest Triad] Young-adult fantasy novelization. Book three in the “Quest Triad”.

Playgrounds of the Mind Larry Niven (Tor 0-812-51695-8, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], $5.99, 696pp, pb, cover by David Archer) Reissue (Tor 1991) collection of fiction and non-fiction. Second printing.

Protector Larry Niven (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-35312-9, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $5.99, 218pp, pb, cover by Donato Giancola) [Known Space] Reissue (Ballantine 1973) SF novel. 23rd printing.

Ringworld Larry Niven (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33392-6, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $5.99, 342pp, pb, cover by Donato Giancola) [Ringworld] Reissue (Ballantine 1970) classic SF novel, winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards. 39th printing.

The Ringworld Engineers Larry Niven (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33430-2, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $5.99, 355pp, pb, cover by Donato Giancola) [Ringworld] Reissue (Phantasia 1979) SF novel, sequel to Ringworld. 24th printing.

The Ringworld Throne Larry Niven (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-35861-9, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $23.00, 424pp, hc, cover by Barclay Shaw) [Ringworld] SF novel, third in the “Ringworld” series. Splinter groups threaten the Ringworld.

Three Books of Known Space Larry Niven (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-40448-3, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $12.95, 575pp, tp, cover by David Stevenson) [Known Space] Omnibus of two SF novels World of Ptavvs (1966) and A Gift from Earth (1968), and one collection, Tales of Known Space (1975), plus one other story. The stories and novels are arranged in chronological order, according to the history of Known Space (a timeline is included), with added notes by Niven to fill in the gaps. There is an explanatory introduction by Niven, and a bibliography.

Beowulf’s Children Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle & Steven Barnes (Tor 0-812-52496-9, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $6.99, 493pp, pb, cover by Michael Whelan) [Heorot] Reprint (Gollancz 1995 as The Dragons of Heorot) SF novel, sequel to The Legacy of Heorot.

Sabriel Garth Nix (HarperCollinsAustralia 0-7322-5123-0, Aug ’96 [Oct ’96], A$11.95, 328pp, pb, cover by Leo & Diane Dillon) [Abhorsen] Reprint (HarperCollinsAustralia 1995) fantasy novel, originally published as for young adults. Winner of the 1995 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel.

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