The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Wallpaper from Space Daniel & Jill Pinkwater (Simon & Schuster/Atheneum 0-689-80764-3, May ’96 [Apr ’96], $15.00, 32pp, hc, cover by Jill Pinkwater) Children’s picture book about magic wallpaper. Text by Daniel, pictures by Jill.

Protektor Charles Platt (AvoNova 0-380-78431-9, Feb ’96 [Jan ’96], $5.99, 294pp, pb, cover by Tom Canty) SF novel. A Protektor investigates computer system failures on a tech-dependent world.

Return to the House of Usher Robert Poe (Tor/Forge 0-312-86012-9, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $22.95, 284pp, hc, cover by Stephen Johnson) Horror novel/mystery of psychological suspense, by a distant relative of Edgar Allen Poe. Usher House is rebuilt as a sanitarium by contemporary Ushers who seem to be reliving the house’s Fall.

Dragonheart Charles Edward Pogue (Boulevard 1-57297-130-4, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $5.99, 292pp, pb) Movie novelization. Copyrighted by MCA Publishing Rights.

The Other End of Time Frederik Pohl (Tor 0-312-85644-X, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $23.95, 348pp, hc, cover by John Harris) [Eschaton Sequence] SF novel. Aliens warn Earth that other aliens are about to destroy the planet.

Godmother Night Rachel Pollack (St. Martin’s 0-312-14606-X, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $24.95, 355pp, hc, cover by Janet Woolley) Fantasy novel. A contemporary fairy tale about a lesbian couple whose lives are shattered by the personification of death.

Tarot Tales ed. Rachel Pollack & Caitlín Matthews (Ace 0-441-00352-4, Jul ’96 [Jun ’96], $5.99, 256pp, pb, cover by Joe Burleson) Original anthology of 16 stories inspired by symbols of the Tarot. Authors include Gwyneth Jones, Michael Moorcock, Garry Kilworth, and Storm Constantine. First US edition (Legend 1989).

Almost Adam Petru Popescu (Morrow 0-688-14863-8, May ’96 [Mar ’96], $24.00, 544pp, hc) Lost-race novel. An anthropologist stumbles across a living missing link, and his tribe. A first novel by a filmmaker and non-fiction writer.

Neurotica: The Darkest Art of J.K. Potter J. K. Potter (Overlook Press 0-87951-687-9, Oct ’96 [Aug ’96], $27.95, 128pp, tp, cover by J. K. Potter) Art book, with text by J.K. Potter and an introduction by Lydia Lunch. First US edition (Paper Tiger 1996).

Falkenberg’s Legion Jerry Pournelle (Baen 0-671-72018-X, Mar ’96 [Feb ’96], $6.99, 432pp, pb, cover by Keith Parkinson) [John Christian Falkenberg] Reissue (Baen 1990) SF omnibus. Third printing.

Janissaries Jerry Pournelle (Baen 0-671-87709-7, Mar ’96 [Feb ’96], $5.99, 245pp, pb, cover by John Pound) [Janissaries] Reprint (Ace 1979) SF novel.

Tran Jerry Pournelle & Roland J. Green (Baen 0-671-87741-0, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $6.99, 669pp, pb, cover by Larry Elmore) [Janissaries] Omnibus of the second and third novels in the “Janissaries” series, Clan and Crown (Ace 1983) and Storms of Victory (Ace 1988).

Higher Education Jerry Pournelle & Charles Sheffield (Tor 0-312-86174-5, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $21.95, 286pp, hc, cover by Vincent di Fate) Young-adult SF novel. A young man kicked out of school signs up to be an asteroid miner.

The Anubis Gates Tim Powers (Ace 0-441-00401-6, Jan ’97 [Dec ’96], $12.00, 387pp, tp, cover by Jean Francois Podevin) Reprint (Ace 1983) fantasy novel.

Expiration Date Tim Powers (Tor 0-812-55517-1, Dec ’96 [Nov ’96], $6.99, 534pp, pb, cover by Michael Koelsch) [Last Call] Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1995; this follows the revised Tor 1996 edition) fantasy novel about ghosts in modern Los Angeles.

Last Call Tim Powers (Avon 0-380-72846-X, Dec ’96 [Nov ’96], $13.00, 535pp, tp) [Last Call] Reprint (Morrow; Charnel House 1992) fantasy/occult/mainstream novel set in Las Vegas.

Where They Are Hid Tim Powers (Charnel House 0-927389-11-8, Dec ’95 [Jan ’96], $85.00, 43pp, hc) Fantasy novelette. A man with the ability to jump in time suffers hallucinations until he finds his long-lost twin. There are illustrations by the author. This is a signed, slipcased, limited edition of 350 numbered and 26 lettered copies (-10-X). The story will not appear elsewhere. Available from Charnel House, PO Box 633, Lynbrook NY 11563; 516-887-2565; add $5.00 postage.

Feet of Clay Terry Pratchett (HarperPrism 0-06-105250-7, Oct ’96, $20.00, 249pp, hc, cover by Michael Sabanosh) [Discworld] Humorous fantasy novel, “Discworld” #19, by the UK numbering. The guards of Ankh-Morpork (from Men at Arms) have golem trouble. First US edition (Gollancz 1996).

Lords and Ladies Terry Pratchett (HarperPrism 0-06-105692-8, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $5.99, 281pp, pb) [Discworld] Reprint (Gollancz 1992) humorous fantasy novel, 14th in the “Discworld” series.

Men at Arms Terry Pratchett (HarperPrism 0-06-109218-5, Mar ’96 [Feb ’96], $20.00, 341pp, hc, cover by Michael Sabanosh) [Discworld] Humorous fantasy novel, 15th in the “Discworld” series (16th to appear in the US). First US edition (Gollancz 1993).

Men at Arms Terry Pratchett (SFBC #11518, May ’96 [Apr ’96], $7.98, 341pp, hc, cover by Lissanne Lake) [Discworld] Reprint (Gollancz 1993) humorous fantasy novel, 15th in the “Discworld” series. The text appears to be photocopied from the 1995 HarperPrism edition, but there is new art on the jacket, which nonetheless carries the HarperPrism logo; it also lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back.

Monday’s Troll Jack Prelutsky & Peter Sis (Morrow Greenwillow 0-688-09644-1, 1996 [Apr ’96], $16.00, 40pp, hc, cover by Peter Sis) Children’s picture book. There are 17 poems about monsters and magic by Prelutsky, with illustrations by Sis.

Mount Dragon Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (Tor/Forge 0-312-86042-0, Feb ’96 [Jan ’96], $22.95, 349pp, hc, cover by Shelley Eshkar) SF medical thriller of genetic engineering gone wrong.

Mount Dragon Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (SFBC #10945, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], $10.98, 349pp, hc, cover by Shelley Eshkar) Reprint (Forge 1996) SF medical thriller of genetic engineering gone wrong. This is similar to the Forge edition, except it lacks a price and ISBN, and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Relic Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (Tor 0-812-54326-2, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], $6.99, 474pp, pb, cover by Jim Thiesen) [Relic] Reissue (Forge 1995 as Relic) horror novel. A deadly relic wakes in a New York museum. The international mass market edition with the same ISBN was listed as seen December 1995; this is the movie tie-in edition.

The Cthulhu Cycle ed. Robert M. Price (Chaosium 1-56882-038-0, Jul ’96 [Sep ’96], $10.95, 259pp, tp, cover by Harry Fassl) Anthology of 13 stories of Lovecraftian horror. Authors include H.P. Lovecraft, Lord Dunsany, Alan Dean Foster, and August Derleth. The introduction by Price traces the possible influences that spawned Lovecraft’s Cthulhu.

The Dunwich Cycle ed. Robert M. Price (Chaosium 1-56882-047-X, Jan ’96, $10.95, 252pp, tp, cover by H. E. Fassl) Anthology of 10 Lovecraftian or pre-Lovecraftian stories, one original, about the cursed town of Dunwich. Part of the “Cthulhu Mythos” series of anthologies. The ISBN on the copyright page differs from those on the cover (-7).

The Necronomicon ed. Robert M. Price (Chaosium 1-56882-070-4, Nov ’96, $10.95, 334pp, tp, cover by H. E. Fassl) Anthology of 14 Lovecraftian horror stories and three essays. Authors include Robert Silverberg, John Brunner, H.P. Lovecraft, Lin Carter, and Frank Belknap Long.

The New Lovecraft Circle ed. Robert M. Price (Fedogan & Bremer 1-878252-16-X, Sep ’96, $27.00, 389pp, hc, cover by Gahan Wilson) Collection of 25 stories, three original, in the Cthulhu Mythos, with an introduction by the editor. There is a historical introduction by Price, and a preface by Ramsey Campbell. Authors include Brian Lumley, Lin Carter, Richard Lupoff, and James Wade. Available from Fedogan & Bremer, 603 Washington Ave. SE #77, Minneapolis MN 55414-2950.

Horror Stories ed. Susan Price (Kingfisher US 1-85697-592-4, 1995 [Mar ’96], $6.95, 256pp, tp, cover by Mark Taylor) Young-adult anthology of 24 horror stories. Authors range from Poe and Dickens to Philip K. Dick, Stephen King, Joan Aiken, and T.H. White. Interior illustrations are by Harry Horse. First American edition (Kingfisher UK 1995).

The Prestige Christopher Priest (St. Martin’s 0-312-14705-8, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $24.95, 404pp, hc, cover by Greg Spalenka) Literary fantasy novel. Rival stage magicians tap into unexpected powers. Winner of the James Tait Black Award, and nominated for the World Fantasy Award. First US edition (Simon & Schuster UK 1995).

Serial Killer Days David Prill (St. Martin’s 0-312-14411-3, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $21.95, 218pp, hc, cover by Kent Christensen) Associational novel of black humor. A small town holds festivals to celebrate annual murders.

St. James Guide to Fantasy Writers ed. David Pringle (St. James Press 1-55862-205-5, Dec ’95 [Jan ’96], $95.00, 711pp, hc) Non-fiction, reference. A bio-bibliographical guide to over 400 leading fantasy writers, with emphasis on the 20th century, but going back to the 17th. There is considerable overlap with the science fiction volume. This is the first in a two-volume set, and does not include horror, ghost, and gothic writers, to be covered in the second volume. Available from St. James Press/Gale Research, 835 Penobscot Building, 645 Griswold St., Detroit MI 48226; orders 800-877-4253.

The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Science Fiction ed. David Pringle (JG Press 1-57215-212-5, Dec ’96 [Nov ’96], $29.95, 304pp, hc) Non-fiction, reference. An illustrated encyclopedia. First US edition (Carlton 1996). JG Press, 455 Somerset Avenue, North Dighton MA 02764.

The Mask of Caliban Michael Pryor (Hodder Headline Australia 0-7336-0290-8, Aug ’96, A$11.95, 311pp, pb) Young-adult near-future SF. A street kid is forced to play in the virtual reality Game through which two AIs compete for world control.

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