The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Sabriel Garth Nix (HarperCollins 0-06-027322-4, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $15.95, 292pp, hc, cover by Leo & Diane Dillon) [Abhorsen] Young-adult fantasy novel. A good necromancer’s daughter has to continue his work of putting down the dead raised by evil magic. First US edition (HarperCollinsAustralia/Moonstone 1995).

Automated Alice Jeff Noon (Crown 0-517-70490-0, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $21.00, 225pp, hc, cover by Harry Trumbore) [Alice] Fantasy novel, an update of Alice in Wonderland. Alice wanders into a weird 1998 version of Manchester.

Pollen Jeff Noon (Crown 0-517-59990-2, Feb ’96 [Jan ’96], $23.00, 335pp, hc) [Vurt] SF novel about a plague of pollen; sequel to Vurt. First U.S. edition (Ringpull 1995).

Vurt Jeff Noon (St. Martin’s/Griffin 0-312-14144-0, Feb ’96 [Jan ’96], $13.95, 342pp, tp) [Vurt] Reprint (Ringpull 1993) psychedelic SF novel. Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award.

Fire Margins Lisanne Norman (DAW 0-88677-718-6, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $5.99, 646pp, pb, cover by Romas Kukalis) [Sholan Alliance] SF novel, third in the “Sholan Alliance” series. Carrie and Kusac hope to win freedom from the Sholan guild system through a deadly ritual.

Mirror of Destiny Andre Norton (AvoNova 0-380-77976-5, Mar ’96 [Feb ’96], $5.99, 394pp, pb, cover by Matt Stawicki) Reprint (Morrow AvoNova 1995) fantasy novel. A wisewoman’s apprentice uses a magic mirror to stop a war.

The Monster’s Legacy Andre Norton (Simon & Schuster/Atheneum 0-689-80731-7, May ’96 [Apr ’96], $17.00, 151pp, hc, cover by Jody Lee) Young-adult fantasy novel, illustrated by Jody A. Lee. An apprentice embroiderer flees war with a noble infant, and takes refuge in mountains once guarded by a magical beast. Packaged and copyrighted (except for text and illustrations) by Byron Preiss Visual Publications.

The Warding of Witch World Andre Norton (Warner Aspect 0-446-51991-X, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $22.95, 560pp, hc, cover by Kevin Johnson) [Witch World: Secrets] Fantasy novel, third book in the “Secrets of the Witch World” trilogy. Teams of mages race to stop a flood of evil. Billed as the final “Witch World” novel.

The Warding of Witch World Andre Norton (SFBC #14378, Dec ’96, $10.98, 560pp, hc, cover by Kevin Johnson) [Witch World: Secrets] Reprint (Warner Aspect 1996) fantasy novel, “Secrets of the Witch World” #3. This is similar to the Warner Aspect edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Elvenblood Andre Norton & Mercedes Lackey (Tor 0-812-56319-0, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], $5.99, 344pp, pb, cover by Boris Vallejo) [Halfblood Chronicles] Reprint (Tor 1995) fantasy novel, second book in “The Halfblood Chronicles”.

The Magestone Andre Norton & Mary H. Schaub (Warner Aspect 0-446-60222-1, May ’96 [Apr ’96], $5.50, 276pp, pb, cover by Kevin Johnson) [Witch World: Secrets] Fantasy novel, “Secrets of the Witch World” #2.

The Magestone Andre Norton & Mary H. Schaub (SFBC #12043, Jul ’96 [Jun ’96], $8.98, 196pp, hc, cover by Kevin Johnson) [Witch World: Secrets] Reprint (Warner Aspect 1996) fantasy novel, “Secrets of the Witch World” #2. This hardcover edition is otherwise similar to the Aspect edition; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Catfantastic IV ed. Andre Norton & Martin H. Greenberg (DAW 0-88677-711-9, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], $5.99, 314pp, pb, cover by Mark Hess) Original anthology of 18 stories about cats and magic. Authors include Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, Mercedes Lackey, and Andre Norton.

The Outer Limits, Volume 1 ed. Debbie Notkin & Roger Stewart (Prima/Proteus 0-7615-0619-5, Sep ’96 [Oct ’96], $12.00, 250pp, tp) Anthology of four stories that inspired, or were based on, episodes of the television show (both original and new series), including Harlan Ellison’s previously published “Soldier”. Other authors are Diane Duane, Howard Hendrix, and John M. Ford. Copyrighted by Outer Limits Productions, with trademark licensing from MGM/UA.

The Magic Touch Jody Lynn Nye (Warner Aspect 0-446-60210-8, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $5.99, 292pp, pb, cover by Don Maitz) Contemporary fantasy novel. A young Black man joins the magic-working Fairy Godmothers Union instead of a gang.

The Ship Errant Jody Lynn Nye (Baen 0-671-87754-2, Dec ’96 [Nov ’96], $21.00, 401pp, hc, cover by Stephen Hickman) [Ship Who Sang] SF novel, sequel to Nye’s collaboration with Anne McCaffrey, The Ship Who Won. Copyrighted by Bill Fawcett & Associates.

Don’t Forget Your Spacesuit, Dear ed. Jody Lynn Nye (Baen 0-671-87732-1, Jul ’96 [Jun ’96], $5.99, 306pp, pb, cover by David Mattingly) Original anthology of 19 stories about mothers in space, including a new Maureen Birnbaum story by George Alec Effinger. Other authors include Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Moon, and Esther M. Friesner.

A Game of Universe Eric Nylund (AvoNova 0-380-78541-2, Jan ’97 [Dec ’96], $5.50, 355pp, pb, cover by Eric Peterson) Fantasy novel. A corporate assassin wagers his soul in a deadly quest.

Demon and Other Tales Joyce Carol Oates (Necronomicon Press 0-940884-82-8, Jan ’96 [Feb ’96], $4.95, 36pp, ph, cover by Jason Eckhardt) Collection of seven stories of the macabre, two original, with illustrations by Jason Eckhardt. Order from Necronomicon Press, PO Box 1304, West Warwick RI 02893.

First Love Joyce Carol Oates (Ecco Press 0-88001-457-1, Aug ’96, $18.00, 86pp, hc, cover by Barry Moser) Gothic non-fantasy horror novella, illustrated by Barry Moser.

American Gothic Tales ed. Joyce Carol Oates (Penguin/Plume 0-452-27489-3, Dec ’96, $14.95, 547pp, tp, cover by Albert Pinkham Ryder) Anthology of 46 literary stories of horror and suspense, arranged chronologically. Authors include Washington Irving, Joyce Carol Oates, Anne Rice, Harlan Ellison, and Stephen King.

Foragers Charles Oberndorf (Bantam Spectra 0-553-29695-7, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], $5.99, 425pp, pb) SF novel. Humans study primitive aliens to learn about more advanced enemies.

F.R.E.E.FALL Mel Odom (TSR 0-7869-0493-3, May ’96, $5.99, 313pp, tp, cover by Robh Ruppel) [F.R.E.E.Lancers] SF high-tech adventure novel, sequel to F.R.E.E.Lancers.

Shadowrun: Preying for Keeps Mel Odom (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45374-3, Jul ’96 [Jun ’96], $5.50, 291pp, pb, cover by Carl Galian) [Shadowrun] Novelization, #21 in the series based on the role-playing game. Copyrighted by FASA.

The Healing of Crossroads Nick O’Donohoe (Ace 0-441-00391-5, Dec ’96 [Nov ’96], $5.99, 321pp, pb, cover by Vincent Segrelles) [Crossroads] Fantasy novel, third in the “Crossroads” series about veterinarians in a fantasy world.

Star Trek: The Klingon Way Marc Okrand (Pocket 0-671-53755-5, May ’96 [Apr ’96], $12.00, 192pp, tp) [Star Trek] Quasi-fiction book of sayings in English and Klingon. Subtitled “A Warrior’s Guide”. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

Found June Oldham (Orchard US 0-531-09543-6, Oct ’96, $16.95, 199pp, hc, cover by Wendell Minor) Young-adult near-future SF novel. Unwanted children survive in the abandoned countryside.

Door Number Three Patrick O’Leary (Tor 0-312-86287-3, Jan ’97 [Dec ’96], $14.95, 384pp, tp, cover by Nicholas Jainschigg) Reprint (Tor 1995) philosophical SF novel in the Philip K. Dick quasi-reality style.

Time Famine Lance Olsen (Permeable Press 1-882633-15-6, Oct ’96, $12.95, 324pp, tp, cover by Andi Olsen) Experimental SF/surreal novel of nuclear meltdown, high-level conspiracy, cannibalism, and time travel. Available from Permeable Press, 47 Noe Street, Suite 4, San Francisco CA 94114-1017; add $1.50 postage.

Star Trek: Mudd in Your Eye Jerry Oltion (Pocket 0-671-00260-0, Jan ’97 [Dec ’96], $5.99, 280pp, pb) [Star Trek] Star Trek novelization, #81 in the series. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

Buried Treasures ed. Jerry Oltion (Eugene Professional Writers Workshops, Nov ’96, $25.00, 281pp, hc, cover by Dan Berggren) Original anthology of 38 stories “orphaned” when Pulphouse stopped publishing. Authors include Kate Wilhelm, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, and Kristine Kathryn Rusch. There is an introduction by Dean Wesley Smith. This is a limited edition of 1000, bound uniformly with the Pulphouse hardcover editions. Available from Jerry Oltion, PO Box 50395, Eugene OR 97405; add $3.00 postage.

The Undine Michael O’Rourke (HarperPaperbacks 0-06-100718-8, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $5.50, 355pp, pb, cover by Mark Garro) Erotic horror novel.

A Light in Space Wendy Orr (Annick Press 1-55037-975-5, 1994 [Mar ’96], $4.95, 188pp, tp, cover by Ruth Ohi) Young-adult SF novel. Andrew’s alien “pet” wants him to help it take over the Earth. This has a 1994 copyright date, but was not seen until now. No address given; distributed by Firefly Books, PO Box 1338, Ellicott Station, Buffalo NY.

1984 George Orwell (Penguin/Signet Classic 0-451-52493-4, Apr ’96 [Dec ’96], $5.95, 268pp, pb) [1984] Reissue (Secker & Warburg 1949) classic dystopian SF novel. This follows the 1981 edition with the updated bibliography. 94th printing.

1984 George Orwell (Dutton/Plume/Harcourt Brace 0-452-26293-3, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $11.95, 270pp, tp) [1984] Reissue (Secker & Warburg 1949) dystopian SF classic. Internally, this is the 1983 Plume edition, with the afterword by Erich Fromm from the 1961 Dutton Signet edition. 12th printing.

Animal Farm George Orwell (Harcourt Brace 0-15-100217-7, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], $26.00, 180pp, hc, cover by Ralph Steadman) [Animal Farm] Reprint (Secker & Warburg 1945) classic satirical fantasy novel. This is the first US edition of the special 50th anniversary edition (Secker & Warburg 1995) of the classic, with new color illustrations by Ralph Steadman. Two appendices include Orwell’s Proposed Preface, and his preface to the Ukranian edition.

Animal Farm George Orwell (Penguin/Signet 0-451-52634-1, Apr ’96 [Jun ’96], $5.95, 139pp, pb) [Animal Farm] Special 50th anniversary edition of the classic satire, with a new preface by Russell Baker.

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