The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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They Used Dark Forces Dennis Wheatley (Reed Trade Books/Mandarin 0-7493-2277-2, 1995 [Apr ’96], $6.99, 511pp, pb) Reprint (Hutchinson 1964) occult thriller set in WWII. Available fro Reed Trade Books, 225 Wildwood Ave, Woburn MA 01801; orders: 800-366-2665, fax 800-446-6520.

Something in My Eye Michael Whelan (Mark V. Ziesing 0-929480-82-1, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $18.95, unpaginated, tp) Art Book. A poster book with 17 full-color horror illustrations. There is an introduction by Whelan. A hardcover edition (-83-X, $50.00) was announced but not seen. Order from Mark V. Ziesing, PO Box 76, Shingletown CA 96088.

Enchanter’s Glass Susan Whitcher (Harcourt Brace 0-15-201245-1, May ’96 [Jun ’96], $17.00, 198pp, hc, cover by Victor Lee) Young-adult fantasy novel. A troubled teen finds a piece of glass that gives her strange visions. A first novel.

The Galactic Gourmet James White (Tor 0-312-86167-2, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], $22.95, 288pp, hc, cover by John Berkey) [Sector General] SF novel in the “Sector General” series. The greatest chef in the galactic federation takes on the greatest challenge in the galaxy — making hospital food palatable.

AllJudgement Fled James White (Old Earth Books 1-882968-07-7, Aug ’96, $15.00, 190pp, tp, cover by Julie Burris) Reprint (Rapp & Whiting 1968) SF novel. This is a facsimile of the first edition. Available from Old Earth Books, PO Box 19951, Baltimore MD 21211-0951.

The Watch Below James White (Old Earth Books 1-882968-08-5, Aug ’96, $15.00, 192pp, tp, cover by Julie Burris) Reprint (Ronald Whiting & Wheaton 1966) SF novel. This is a facsimile of the first edition. Available from Old Earth Books, PO Box 19951, Baltimore MD 21211-0951.

The White Papers James White (NESFA Press 0-915368-71-4, Sep ’96, $25.00, 395pp, hc, cover by Vincent Di Fate) Collection of 10 stories, one original, and nine fan articles. Four of the stories are in the “Sector General” series, which is also discussed in notes and a timeline by Gary Lovisi. There are introductions by Mike Resnick, Bruce Pelz, and a 1992 program book introduction by Walt Willis. This edition was published in honor of White’s appearance as Guest of Honor at L.A.con III, the 1996 World SF convention. A boxed edition (-72-2) was also announced, but not seen. Order from NESFA Press, PO Box 809, Framingham MA 01701-0203; add $2.00 postage.

The Once and Future King T. H. White (Ace 0-441-00383-4, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $16.95, 677pp, tp) [Once and Future King] Reprint (Collins 1958) classic Arthurian fantasy.

Dark Charm Don Whittington (Avon Flare 0-380-78090-9, Sep ’96 [Oct ’96], $3.99, 122pp, pb) Young-adult horror novel. A blind hillbilly boy with special powers moves to Texas, where evil follows.

The Singing Sword Jack Whyte (Tor/Forge 0-312-85292-4, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], $23.95, 383pp, hc, cover by Edmund Nagele) [Camulod Chronicles] Historical Arthurian novel, second book in “The Camulod Chronicles”. Roman soldiers in Britain try to keep civilization going after the fall of Rome. First US edition (Viking Canada 1993).

The Skystone Jack Whyte (Tor/Forge 0-312-86091-9, Feb ’96 [Jan ’96], $22.95, 352pp, hc, cover by John Howe & Paul Stinson) [Camulod Chronicles] Historical Arthurian novel, first book in “The Camulod Chronicles”. Roman soldiers in Britain retire there to build a fortress against the fall of Rome. First US edition (Viking Canada 1992).

The Skystone Jack Whyte (Tor 0-812-55138-9, Oct ’96, $6.99, 494pp, pb, cover by John Howe & Paul Stinson) [Camulod Chronicles] Reprint (Viking Canada 1992) historical Arthurian novel, first book in “The Camulod Chronicles”.

Science Fiction On Radio: A Revised Look at 1950-1975 James F. Widner & Meade Frierson, III (AFAB 0-9639544-4-X, 1996 [Apr ’96], $15.00, 194pp, spiral bound) Non-fiction guide to SF radio programs, both in the US and UK. Portions appeared previously in limited circulation works. Available from AFAB, PO Box 130969, Birmingham AL 35213-0969; orders 888-967-3437; postage is included in price.

Zeitgeist Todd Wiggins (Holt 0-8050-4417-5, Sep ’96 [Oct ’96], $17.95, 511pp, hc, cover by Raquel Jaramillo) Darkly satirical literary SF novel of the millennium. First US edition (Gollancz 1996).

Signs of Life Cherry Wilder (Tor 0-312-86171-0, May ’96 [Apr ’96], $23.95, 350pp, hc, cover by Nicholas Jainschigg) [Rhomary Land] SF novel set in “Rhomary Land”, scene of her first novel, Second Nature. A high-tech spaceship crashes and the low-tech Rhomarians have to rescue the survivers.

A Flush of Shadows Kate Wilhelm (Ballantine/Fawcett Crest 0-449-22434-1, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $5.99, 353pp, pb) [Charlie Meiklejohn; Constance Leidl] Reprint (St. Martin’s 1995) collection of five mystery/fantasy novellas featuring Constance Leidl and Charlie Meiklejohn.

Malice Prepense Kate Wilhelm (St. Martin’s 0-312-14364-8, Jul ’96 [Jun ’96], $24.95, 412pp, hc) Associational courtroom mystery.

Among Angels Nancy Willard & Jane Yolen (Harcourt Brace 0-15-100195-2, Nov ’95 [Jan ’96], $20.00, 55pp, hc, cover by Saelig Gallagher) Associational poetry book, mostly fantasy, illustrated by S. Saelig Gallagher.

The Price of Blood and Honor Elizabeth Willey (Tor 0-312-85784-5, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $25.95, 445pp, hc, cover by Charles Vess) [Well-Favored Man] Fantasy novel, third in the series that began with The Well-Favored Man. The feud between Prospero and his brother, Emperor Avril, breaks into open warfare.

A Sorcerer and a Gentleman Elizabeth Willey (Tor 0-812-55047-1, Jul ’96 [Jun ’96], $5.99, 469pp, pb, cover by Charles Vess) [Well-Favored Man] Reprint (Tor 1995) fantasy novel, a prequel to The Well-Favored Man, loosely derived from Shakespeare’s Tempest.

Arcady Michael Williams (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45500-2, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], $12.95, 400pp, tp, cover by Romas Kukalis) [Arcady] Fantasy novel. Magical voids threaten to take over a land out of British Romantic poetry, where William Blake’s works are religion, and John Milton is a saint.

Metal Fatigue Sean Williams (HarperCollinsAustralia 0-7322-5633-X, 1996 [May ’96], A$12.95, 458pp, pb, cover by Greg Bridges) Near-future SF thriller. A walled-off city in the war-torn US holds too hard to the illusion of American superiority.

Hugo and Nebula Award Winners from Asimov’s Science Fiction ed. Sheila Williams (Random House/Wings 0-517-12410-6, 1995 [Jan ’96], $12.99, 558pp, hc) Anthology of 17 award-winning stories. This is an instant remainder edition.

Intergalactic Mercenaries ed. Sheila Williams & Cynthia Manson (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45580-0, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $5.99, 266pp, pb) Anthology of six military SF stories from Analog and Asimov’s. Authors include Gordon R. Dickson, Frederik Pohl, and Lois McMaster Bujold.

The Dragonbone Chair Tad Williams (DAW 0-88677-384-9, Jan ’97 [Dec ’96], $6.99, 783pp, pb, cover by Michael Whelan) [Memory, Sorrow & Thorn] Reissue (DAW 1988) fantasy novel, first volume of “Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn”. 14th printing.

Otherland: City of Golden Shadow Tad Williams (DAW 0-88677-710-0, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $24.95, 770pp, hc, cover by Michael Whelan) [Otherland] Near-future SF novel, first in a new series. Mysterious appearances of a golden city in virtual reality lead investigators from around the world to a deadly conspiracy. Originally announced for January 1997, but moved up to November 1996.

Stone of Farewell Tad Williams (DAW 0-88677-480-2, Jan ’97 [Dec ’96], $6.99, 749pp, pb, cover by Michael Whelan) [Memory, Sorrow & Thorn] Reissue (DAW 1990) fantasy novel, second volume of “Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn”. 12th printing.

Tailchaser’s Song Tad Williams (DAW 0-88677-374-1, Jan ’97 [Dec ’96], $6.99, 375pp, pb, cover by Braldt Bralds) Reissue (DAW 1985) feline fantasy novel. 15th printing.

Map of Power Tess Williams (Random House Australia/Arrow 0-09-183328-0, Oct ’96 [Nov ’96], A$14.95, 506pp, pb, cover by Vivien Kubbos) Post-holocaust science fantasy novel. Humans survive in scattered communities in Australia and Antarctica, and on a forgotten skywheel in orbit.

City on Fire Walter Jon Williams (HarperPrism 0-06-105213-2, Jan ’97 [Dec ’96], $22.00, 498pp, hc, cover by Tim White) [Metropolitan] SF novel, sequel to Metropolitan.

Metropolitan Walter Jon Williams (HarperPrism 0-06-105441-0, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], $5.99, 359pp, pb, cover by Phil Heffernan) [Metropolitan] Reprint (HarperPrism 1995) SF novel of a world-city where technology is powered by geomancy. A 1995 Nebula nominee.

Rock of Ages Walter Jon Williams (Tor 0-812-51382-7, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $5.99, 287pp, pb, cover by Romas Kukalis) [Drake Maijstral] Reprint (Tor 1995) humorous SF novel, third in the “Drake Maijstral” series.

The Crow: City of Angels Chet Williamson (Boulevard 1-57297-218-1, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], $5.99, 250pp, pb) Novelization based on the second movie about the comic-book character. Copyrighted by EPREC Releasing.

Forgotten Realms: Murder In Cormyr Chet Williamson (TSR 0-7869-0486-0, Mar ’96, $18.99, 247pp, hc, cover by Larry Elmore) [Forgotten Realms] Fantasy-mystery novelization based on the role-playing game. Copyrighted by TSR.

The Humanoids Jack Williamson (Tor/Orb 0-312-85253-3, Jan ’96, $13.95, 300pp, tp, cover by Shelley Eshkar & Jan Uretsky) [Humanoids] Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1949) classic SF novel. Includes the prelude novella “With Folded Hands”, and illustrations by David G. Klein from the Easton Press (1988) edition.

Bellwether Connie Willis (Bantam Spectra 0-553-37562-8, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], $11.95, 247pp, tp, cover by Bruce Jensen) Humorous SF short novel about chaos theory and predicting future fads.

Futures Imperfect Connie Willis (SFBC #11638, Jun ’96 [May ’96], $12.98, 408pp, hc, cover by William O’Connor) Omnibus of three short novels originally published as separate books: Uncharted Territory (Bantam Spectra 1994), Remake (Ziesing 1994), Bellwether (Bantam Spectra 1996).

Remake Connie Willis (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57441-8, Feb ’96 [Jan ’96], $5.99, 140pp, pb, cover by Gary Ruddell) Reprint (Ziesing 1994) SF novella about making virtual movies in the future.

Water Witch Connie Willis & Cynthia Felice (Ace 0-441-87380-4, Feb ’96 [Jan ’96], $4.99, 216pp, pb, cover by David Jarvis) Reissue (Ace 1982 as by Felice and Willis) SF novel.

Implant F. Paul Wilson (Tor/Forge 0-812-54470-6, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $6.99, 437pp, pb) Reprint (Headline 1995 as by Colin Andrews) associational high-tech medical suspense novel.

Mirage F. Paul Wilson & Matthew J. Costello (Warner 0-446-51976-6, Nov ’96, $23.00, 374pp, hc) Near-future thriller of cyber-exploration of the mind, and murder. First US edition (Headline 1996).

Diagnosis: Terminal ed. F. Paul Wilson (Tor/Forge 0-312-85972-4, Jul ’96, $23.95, 349pp, hc, cover by Robert Santara) Original anthology of 14 stories of medical terror, some with SF or supernatural elements. Authors include Karl Edward Wagner, Ed Gorman, Steven Spruill, and Matthew Costello.

Even Weirder Gahan Wilson (Tor/Forge 0-312-85885-X, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], $16.95, 237pp, tp, cover by Gahan Wilson) Collection of cartoons by a master of weird humor.

Gahan Wilson’s The Ultimate Haunted House ed. Gahan Wilson (HarperPrism 0-06-105315-5, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $15.00, 191pp, tp, cover by Gahan Wilson) Original anthology of 13 horror stories based on the art of Gahan Wilson. Authors include Kathe Koja, Norman Partridge, and Lucy Taylor. Nancy A. Collins is the “Consulting Editor”; there is an introduction and illustrations by Gahan Wilson. Packaged and copyrighted by Byron Preiss Visual Publications.

Paragons: Twelve Science Fiction Writers Ply Their Craft ed. Robin Wilson (St. Martin’s 0-312-14023-1, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], $24.95, 368pp, hc) Anthology and writing guide, with 12 reprint stories accompanied by original essays. Authors include Pat Cadigan, Greg Bear, Lucius Shepard, and Howard Waldrop.

Paragons: Twelve Science Fiction Writers Ply Their Craft ed. Robin Wilson (SFBC #12098, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], $11.98, 368pp, hc) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1996) anthology and writing guide. This is similar to the St. Martin’s edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

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