The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Starborne Robert Silverberg (Easton Press, Oct ’96, no price, 291pp, hc) SF novel. Stagnant Earth sends a colony ship to another galaxy in hopes of revitalization. This special leatherbound, gilt-edged edition is part of the “Signed First Editions of Science Fiction” series, and is available by subscription only. This is “simultaneous” with the Bantam Spectra edition seen in May.

Valentine Pontifex Robert Silverberg (HarperPrism 0-06-105486-0, Mar ’96 [Feb ’96], $5.99, 478pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) [Majipoor] Reprint (Arbor House 1983) SF novel, third in the “Majipoor” series.

Children’s Books and their Creators ed. Anita Silvey (Houghton Mifflin 0-395-65380-0, Nov ’95 [Feb ’96], $40.00, 800pp, hc, cover by Maurice Sendak, et al.) Non-fiction, reference. An encyclopedic guide to contemporary American children’s literature, with overviews of different types of books, articles about authors, and autobiographical sketches by 75 authors and illustrators, including Lloyd Alexander, Susan Cooper, Margaret Mahy, and Laurence Yep. There are also 16 unpaginated pages of classic illustrations in full color.

Over the River and Through the Woods: The Best Short Fiction of Clifford D. Simak Clifford D. Simak (Tachyon Publications 0-9648320-2-X, Oct ’96 [Nov ’96], $25.00, 218pp, hc, cover by Michael Dashow) Collection of eight stories. There is an introduction by Poul Anderson. This is a limited edition of 874. It is also available in a leatherbound edition of 100 ($40.00), or a boxed, leatherbound, lettered edition ($65.00); both special editions signed by Poul Anderson.

Endymion Dan Simmons (SFBC #11060, Feb ’96, $10.98, 503pp, hc, cover by Gary Ruddell) [Hyperion] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1996) SF novel, third in the “Hyperion” world. This is similar to the Bantam edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Endymion Dan Simmons (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57294-6, Dec ’96 [Nov ’96], $5.99, 563pp, pb, cover by Gary Ruddell) [Hyperion] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1996) SF novel, third book in the “Hyperion” series.

One Foot in the Grave Wm. Mark Simmons (Baen 0-671-87721-6, May ’96 [Apr ’96], $5.99, 376pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Chris Csejthe] Vampire novel. A man who doesn’t believe in vampires learns he is one.

Tales of the South William Gilmore Simms (University of South Carolina Press 1-57003-086-3, Jul ’96, $49.95, 332pp, hc) Collection of 12 “fanciful” 19th-century stories about the American South, some supernatural and most with elements of folk tales. There is a chronology of Simms’s life (1806-1870) and works, and an introduction by editor Mary Ann Wimsatt. A trade paperback edition (-087-1, $17.95) was announced but not seen. Available from University of South Carolina Press, Business Office, 205 Pickens Street, Columbia SC 29208; orders 800-768-2500; add $4.00 postage.

Mystara: The Black Vessel Morris Simon (TSR 0-7869-0507-7, Aug ’96 [Sep ’96], $5.99, 312pp, tp, cover by Walter Velez) Fantasy novelization based on the role-playing game. Copyrighted by TSR.

The Dechronization of Sam Magruder George Gaylord Simpson (St. Martin’s 0-312-13963-2, Jan ’96, $17.95, 137pp, hc, cover by Bob Bakker) Time-travel/dinosaur novella by a famed paleontologist. There is an introduction by Arthur C. Clarke, and an afterword by Stephen Jay Gould. A posthumous first novel.

Legacies Alison Sinclair (HarperPrism 0-06-105699-5, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $5.50, 440pp, pb, cover by Danilo Ducak) SF novel. First US edition (Millennium 1995).

The Collected Stories Isaac Bashevis Singer (Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Noonday 0-374-51788-6, Apr ’96 [Jun ’96], $18.00, 610pp, tp, cover by Laura Ljungkvist) Reprint (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1982) collection of 47 stories, some with supernatural elements. This appears to be the first Noonday edition, but says 13th printing.

Satan in Goray Isaac Bashevis Singer (Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Noonday 0-374-52479-3, Apr ’96 [Jun ’96], $12.00, 239pp, tp, cover by Laura Ljungkvist) Reprint (Noonday 1955) dark fantasy novel of a messianic imposter in medieval Poland. There is a new critical and biographical introduction by Ruth R. Wisse.

How to Mutate and Take Over the World R. U. Sirius & St. Jude (Ballantine 0-345-39216-7, Feb ’96, $24.00, 303pp, hc) Near-future satirical SF “novel” in the form of online messages and scraps of ’zines and news stories. Hackers, artists, and other fringe rebels fight a censorship-crazed government on the webs. A “cyberpunk” novel in the newer, non-SF sense of the word.

Bring Back Yesterday Harriet Sirof (Simon & Schuster/Atheneum 0-689-80638-8, Sep ’96 [Nov ’96], $15.00, 167pp, hc, cover by Kelynn Alder) Young-adult fantasy time-travel novel. A girl escapes the present by living in Elizabethan England, while a friend tries to discover time travel to stop the plane crash that killed relatives of both.

V is for Vampire David J. Skal (Penguin/Plume 0-452-27173-8, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $15.95, 288pp, tp) Non-fiction, reference, an A-Z guide to vampires in book and film. Includes a bibliography and appendices listing novels and films.

Interstellar Pig William Sleator (Penguin/Dutton 0-525-44098-4, Oct ’95 [Feb ’96], $15.99, 197pp, hc, cover by Broeck Steadman) [Barney] Reissue (Dutton 1984) young-adult SF novel. Aliens invade Earth using a strange game. Sixth hardcover printing.

The Night the Heads Came William Sleator (Penguin/Dutton 0-525-45463-2, Mar ’96, $15.99, 154pp, hc, cover by Denis Tiani) Young-adult satirical SF novel of alien-abduction. Two boys are abducted by grotesque aliens, and uncover plots involving pollution and hypnosis.

Immortal Engines: Life Extension and Immortality in Science Fiction and Fantasy ed. George Slusser, Gary Westfahl & Eric S. Rabkin (University of Georgia Press 0-8203-1733-0, Jul ’96 [Nov ’96], $20.00, 243pp, tp) Anthology of 19 essays presented at the 1992 J. Lloyd Eaton Conference on Science Fiction and Fantasy. Contributors include Sterling Blake, James Gunn, and N. Katherine Hayles. The introduction is by Rabkin. Also announced in hardcover (-1732-2, $40.00). University of Georgia Press, 330 Research Dr., Athens GA 30602-4901; credit card orders: 800-266-5842; add $3.00 postage.

Shadowrun: The Lucifer Deck Lisa Smedman (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45377-8, Jan ’97 [Dec ’96], $5.99, 279pp, pb, cover by Carl Gallian) [Shadowrun] Novelization based on the role-playing games. Copyrighted by FASA.

The Book of Hyperborea Clark Ashton Smith (Necronomicon Press 0-940884-87-9, Jul ’96 [Aug ’96], $9.95, 173pp, tp, cover by Robert H. Knox) Collection of 14 related stories, edited by Will Murray. The introduction and postscript by Murray give a history of the story cycle, and lost stories. This is a much-revised edition of Hyperborea (Ballantine 1971) edited by Lin Carter, with additional fragments, re-orderings, and reconciliation of texts — enough to consider it a new book. Available from Necronomicon Press, PO Box 1304, West Warwick RI 02893.

A Prophecy of Monsters Clark Ashton Smith (13th Hour Books, Jan ’96, $3.50, 8pp, ph, cover by Stanley Sargent) Lovecraftian short-short story first published in F&SF in 1954, reprinted here for the first time in book form, with an introduction by Paul A. Roales. Available from 13th Hour Books, 5714 Fenwick Drive, Alexandria VA 22303; add $1.50 postage.

Welcome to the Revolution: The Literary Legacy of Mack Reynolds Curtis C. Smith (Borgo Press 1-55742-236-2, 1995 [Feb ’96], $17.00, 136pp, tp) Non-fiction, critical. A survey of Reynolds’s political and literary career, with chronology, notes, selected bibliographies, and index. Order from Borgo Press, PO Box 2845, San Bernardino CA 92406-2845; add $2.50 shipping. Credit card orders: fax 909-888-4942. [Mack Reynolds]

Iron Man: Steel Terror Dean Wesley Smith (Pocket 0-671-00321-6, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $4.99, 140pp, pb, cover by Mike Zeck & Phil Zimelman) [Iron Man] Novelization based on the comic-book character. Packaged by Byron Preiss Multimedia. Copyrighted by Marvel Characters.

Spider-Man: Goblin’s Revenge Dean Wesley Smith (Boulevard 1-57297-172-X, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $5.99, 212pp, pb, cover by Julie Bell) [Spider-Man] Novelization based on the comic book characters, sequel to Spider-Man: Carnage in New York. Packaged by Byron Preiss Multimedia Company; copyrighted by Marvel Characters.

Star Trek, the Next Generation #41: Invasion! Book Two: The Soldiers of Fear Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Pocket 0-671-54174-9, Jul ’96 [Jun ’96], $5.99, 234pp, pb) [Star Trek, the Next Generation; Invasion] Star Trek novelization, #41 in the ST:TNG series, second of four in the “Invasion!” series. Copyrighted by Paramount Picturs.

Star Trek, the Next Generation: Klingon! Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Pocket 0-671-00257-0, May ’96 [Apr ’96], $5.99, pb) [Star Trek, the Next Generation] Star Trek novelization, a tie-in to the Klingon CD-ROM.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Long Night Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Pocket 0-671-55165-5, Feb ’96 [Jan ’96], $5.99, 274pp, pb) [Star Trek: Deep Space Nine] Star Trek novelization, #14 in the sub-series. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

Star Trek: Rings of Tautee Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Pocket 0-671-00171-X, May ’96 [Apr ’96], $5.99, 242pp, pb) [Star Trek] Star Trek novelization. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

Dead End Guy N. Smith (Zebra/Pinnacle 0-8217-5263-4, Mar ’96 [Feb ’96], $4.99, 252pp, pb) Horror novel. The dead come back to life in The Waste outside of town.

Water Rites Guy N. Smith (Zebra/Pinnacle 0-8217-5553-6, Jan ’97 [Dec ’96], $4.99, 253pp, pb) Horror novel.

Anne Rice: A Critical Companion Jennifer Smith (Greenwood Press 0-313-29612-X, Dec ’96, $29.95, 193pp, hc) Non-fiction, critical guide focusing on Rice’s non-erotic supernatural fiction. Includes a brief biography, bibliography and index. Order from Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, Box 5007, Westport CT 06881; credit card orders: 800-225-5800. [Anne Rice]

The Forbidden Game Volume 1: The Hunter L. J. Smith (Pocket Archway 0-671-87451-9, Jun ’96 [Jul ’96], $3.99, 228pp, pb, cover by David Jarvis) [Forbidden Game] Reissue (Archway 1994) young adult horror novel, first in the series. Third printing.

The Forbidden Game Volume 2: The Chase L. J. Smith (Pocket Archway 0-671-87452-7, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], $3.50, 226pp, pb, cover by David Jarvis) [Forbidden Game] Reissue (Archway 1994) young adult horror novel, second in the series.

The Forbidden Game Volume III: The Kill L. J. Smith (Pocket Archway 0-671-87453-5, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $3.99, 228pp, pb, cover by David Jarvis) [Forbidden Game] Reissue (Archway 1994) young adult horror novel, third in the series. Second printing.

Nightworld #1: Secret Vampire L. J. Smith (Pocket Archway 0-671-55133-7, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $3.99, 228pp, pb, cover by Sanjulian) [Nightworld] Young-adult vampire novel, first in a series about a secret society of vampires, werewolves, witches, and other creatures of darkness.

Nightworld #3: Spellbinder L. J. Smith (Pocket Archway 0-671-55135-3, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $3.99, 227pp, pb, cover by Sanjulian) [Nightworld] Young-adult horror novel. Two teenage witches fall in love with the same human boy.

Nightworld: Dark Angel L. J. Smith (Pocket Archway 0-671-55136-1, Dec ’96 [Nov ’96], $3.99, 209pp, pb, cover by Sanjulian) [Nightworld] Young-adult horror novel, fourth in the series. A girl has a near-death experience that draws her too close to the Nightworld.

Nightworld: Daughters of Darkness L. J. Smith (Pocket Archway 0-671-55134-5, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], $3.99, 228pp, pb, cover by Sanjulian) [Nightworld] Young-adult vampire novel. Vampire sisters escape the Nightworld and find forbidden love with humans.

The Probability Broach L. Neil Smith (Tor 0-812-53875-7, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $6.99, 305pp, pb, cover by Peter Peebles) [Probability Broach] Reprint (Del Rey 1980) SF novel.

The Thrones of Kronos Sherwood Smith & Dave Trowbridge (Tor 0-812-52028-9, Dec ’96 [Nov ’96], $5.99, 604pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) [Exordium] SF novel, fifth and final book of the “Exordium” series.

Folklore, Fable, & Fantasy ed. Steven R. Smith (Galde Press 1-880090-19-8, 1995 [Jul ’96], $14.95, 263pp, tp, cover by Charles Scogins) Original anthology of 17 stories of myth, magic, and personal transformation. The authors are better known in pagan circles than SF. This book has a 1995 copyright date, but was not seen until now. Available from Galde Press, PO Box 460, Lakeville MN 55044; orders 800-777-3454.

Spectral Snow Jack Snow (Hungry Tiger Press 0-9644988-3-9, Aug ’96, $9.95, 93pp, tp, cover by Eric Shanower) Collection of eight stories, most dark fantasy, and one “Oz” story. There is an afterword by David Maxine. Illustrated by Eric Shanower. Available from Hungry Tiger Press, 15 Marcy Street, Bloomfield NJ 07003-3814; add $3.00 postage.

The Trespassers Zilpha Keatley Snyder (Dell Yearling 0-440-41277-3, Dec ’96 [Nov ’96], $3.99, 200pp, tp, cover by Robert Hunt) Reprint (Delacorte 1995) young-adult horror novel.

The Riverrun Trilogy S. P. Somtow (White Wolf 1-56504-943-8, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $14.99, 580pp, tp, cover by Troy Eittreim) [Riverrun] Omnibus of three dark fantasy novels in the “Riverrun Trilogy”: Riverrun (Avon 1991), Armorica (AvoNova 1992 as Forest of the Night), and Yestern. The third novel is original to this volume.

The Riverrun Trilogy S. P. Somtow (SFBC #12396, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], $14.98, hc, cover by Romas Kukalis) [Riverrun] Reprint (White Wolf 1996) omnibus of three Joycean dark fantasy novels: Riverrun (Avon 1991), Armorica (AvoNova 1992 as Forest of the Night), and Yestern. This first hardcover edition has new jacket art (with a White Wolf logo), and has a new ISBN on the copyright page (1-56865-194-5); the jacket lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Rapture David Sosnowski (Villard 0-679-45174-9, Sep ’96, $23.00, 295pp, hc, cover by Mona Mark) Literary fantasy novel. A virus makes its victims sprout wings. A first novel.

The Taming Heather Spears (Tesseract 1-895836-23-9, Jun ’96 [Sep ’96], C$8.95, 258pp, pb, cover by Daniel Goldenberg) [Moonfall] SF novel, third book in the trilogy that began with Moonfall and Children of Atwar. A limited edition hardcover (-24-7) was announced but not seen. Order from Tesseract Books, 214-21 10405 Jasper Ave, Edmonton Alberta Canada T5J 3S2; add $3.00 postage.

Résumé with Monsters William Browning Spencer (White Wolf 1-56504-913-6, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], $5.99, 468pp, pb, cover by Bill Koeb) Reprint (The Permanent Press 1995) associational satiric contemporary novel of a man whose working places are supposedly haunted by Lovecraft’s monsters.

Fair Peril Nancy Springer (Avon 0-380-78413-0, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $12.00, 246pp, tp, cover by Mary Grandpré) Contemporary fantasy novel. A recently divorced storyteller declines to kiss a frog prince, so he lures her daughter to fairyland at the mall. A hardcover edition (-97345-6, $23.00) is also available.

The Carnival of Destruction Brian Stableford (Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0333-4, May ’96 [Apr ’96], $6.95, 433pp, pb, cover by Tony Greco) [David Lydyard] Reprint (Pocket UK 1994) dark fantasy novel, third in the trilogy featuring David Lydyard, that began with The Werewolves of London.

Fables & Fantasies Brian Stableford (Necronomicon Press, Oct ’96 [Dec ’96], $4.95, 30pp, ph, cover by Joey Zone) Chapbook collection of ten stories, two original to this volume, with illustrations by Joey Zone. Order from Necronomicon Press, PO Box 1304, West Warwick RI 02893.

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