The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Gold Isaac Asimov (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648202-3, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], £5.99, ii+434pp, pb) Reprint (HarperPrism 1995) collection of 15 stories, 18 essays on SF, and 20 essays on writing SF. Subtitled ‘The Final SF Collection’.

Magic Isaac Asimov (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-224622-8, Mar ’96 [Feb ’96], £15.99, 275pp, hc, cover by Richard Rossiter) Reprint (HarperPrism 1996) collection of 11 fantasy stories and 20 essays about fantasy and beyond. Subtitled “The Final Fantasy Collection”. [First U.K. edition]

The Dark Shore A. A. Attanasio (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-64946-1, Jul ’96, £16.99, 500pp, hc, cover by Mike Van Houten) [Dominions of Irth] Fantasy novel. An outcast scavenger launches a black magic attack on a tyrannical nobility.

The Last Legends of Earth A. A. Attanasio (NEL 0-340-67463-6, Jul ’96 [Jun ’96], £5.99, 557pp, pb, cover by Mick Van Houten) [Radix] Reprint (Doubleday Foundation 1989) SF novel. Last volume in the “Radix Tetrad”.

The Dark Shore A. A. Attanasio (NEL 0-340-64947-X, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], £5.99, 500pp, pb, cover by Mick Van Houten) [Dominions of Irth] Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1996) SF/fantasy novel.

The Lost Jonathan Aycliffe (HarperCollins UK 0-00-225239-2, Nov ’96, £15.99, 243pp, pb) Reprint (HarperPrism 1996) Dark fantasy novel, told in the form of letters, diary extracts, tapes, and journals. This is a pseudonym of Denis McEoin, who also writes as Daniel Easterman. A simultaneous paperback (-649615-6, £4.99) was announced but not seen. [First U.K. edition]

The Regulators Richard Bachman (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-67176-9, Sep ’96, £16.99, 334pp, hc, cover by Chris Moore) Dark fantasy novel of a small town disintegrating into chaos with the arrival of the Regulators. This is a companion to Stephen King’s Desperation, starring alternate versions of its characters in a variant of its plot. The two books appeared together in a limited boxed edition last month. This is the first trade edition. Simultaneous with the US (Dutton). Bachman is a pseudonym for Stephen King.

Clipjoint Wilhelmina Baird (Roc UK 0-45-118558-7, May ’96, £5.99, 325pp, pb, cover by Bruce Jensen) [Crashcourse] Reprint (Ace 1994) SF novel. Cyberpunk thriller. Second in the series after CrashCourse. Copyrighted by Joyce Hutchinson. [First U.K. edition]

Shadow Hunter Will Baker (NEL 0-340-67169-6, Sep ’96, £5.99, 536pp, pb, cover by Keith Scaife) [Shadow Hunter] Reprint (Viking UK 1993) SF novel.

Star Beast Will Baker (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-65773-1, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], £15.99, 472pp, hc, cover by Mike Van Houten) [Shadow Hunter] SF novel, set in the same world as Shadow Hunter.

Star Beast Will Baker (NEL 0-340-65774-X, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], £5.99, 472pp, pb, cover by Mick Van Houten) [Shadow Hunter] Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1996) SF novel. Set in the same world as Shadow Hunter.

Raptor Red Robert T. Bakker (Bantam UK 0-553-50369-3, Jul ’96 [Jun ’96], £4.99, 284pp, pb, cover by Steve Youll) Reprint (Bantam UK 1995) associational prehistoric dinosaur novel.

Cocaine Nights J. G. Ballard (Flamingo 0-00-224135-8, Sep ’96, £16.99, 329pp, hc) Associational crime novel.

A User’s Guide to the Millennium J. G. Ballard (HarperCollins UK 0-00-255552-2, Jan ’96 [Apr ’96], £18.00, 304pp, hc, cover by Stuart Haygarth) Non-fiction collection of reviews and essays. Only one section is on SF.

Whit Iain Banks (Abacus 0-349-10768-8, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], £6.99, 455pp, tp, cover by Peter Brown) Reprint (Little, Brown UK 1995) associational novel.

Excession Iain M. Banks (Orbit 1-85723-394-8, Jun ’96, £15.99, 455pp, hc, cover by Mark Salwowski) [Culture] SF novel. Latest in the “Culture” series. The reappearance of a powerful but silent alien artefact triggers a crisis.

The State of the Art Iain M. Banks (Orbit 1-85723-030-2, Feb ’96 [Apr ’96], £5.99, 216pp, tp, cover by Mark Salwowski) Reissue (Orbit 1991) collection of 8 stories, including the eponymous novella.

Use of Weapons Iain M. Banks (Orbit 1-85723-135-X, Feb ’96, £6.99, 371pp, tp, cover by Mark Salwowski) [Culture] Reissue (Orbit 1990) SF novel. The universe of the Culture, seen from the viewpoint of a mercenary.

Incarnations: Three Plays Clive Barker (HarperCollins UK 0-00-225404-2, Jan ’96 [Dec ’95], £15.99, xviii+366pp, hc, cover by Clive Barker) Reprint (HarperPrism 1995) collection of three related plays, with an Introduction by Barker. [First U.K. edition]

Sacrament Clive Barker (HarperCollins UK 0-00-223561-7, Jul ’96, £15.99, 434pp, hc, cover by Bob Warner) Dark fantasy novel. An injured photographer returns to his childhood home to confront supernatural forces that have grown powerful enough to threaten the soul of our planet. Simultaneous with the US (HarperCollins) edition.

Kaleidoscope Century John Barnes (Phoenix 1-85799-649-6, Feb ’96, £5.99, 252pp, tp, cover by Don Carroll) Reprint (Tor 1995) SF novel of a man whose regenerations destroy his memory of the past.

Mother of Storms John Barnes (Orion 0-75280-886-9, Sep ’96, £5.99, 455pp, pb) Reprint (Tor 1994) SF novel about storms.

Babylon 5: The Touch of Your Shadow, The Whisper of Your Name Neal Barrett, Jr. (Boxtree 0-7522-0158-1, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], £4.99, 248pp, pb, cover by Bob Parkin) Novelisation of the TV show. Book 5 in the series. Simultaneous with the US (Dell) edition.

The Discovery of Dragons Graeme Base (Michael Joseph 0-7181-4198-9, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], £12.00, 32pp, hc, cover by Graeme Base) Associational art book. The dragons found on various continents by historical travellers who managed a few messages before they vanished.

The World of Darkness: Mage: Such Pain Don Bassingthwaite (Boxtree 0-7522-0310-X, Apr ’96, £5.99, 325pp, pb, cover by Janet Aulisio Dannheiser) [World of Darkness] Reprint (HarperPrism 1995) novelisation based on the role-playing fantasy card game. Copyrighted by White Wolf Fiction. [First U.K. edition]

Ring Stephen Baxter (Voyager 0-00-648221-X, Feb ’96, £5.99, 443pp, pb, cover by Chris Moore) [Xeelee] Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1994) SF novel.

Voyage Stephen Baxter (Voyager 0-00-224616-3, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], £16.99, 595pp, hc, cover by Chris Moore) SF novel set in a timeline where the space program worked out differently, leading to the first Mars landing.

The Last Unicorn Peter Beagle (Souvenir Press 0-285-63321-X, Apr ’96 [May ’96], £6.99, 167pp, tp, cover by Kirsty Marie O’Leary) [Last Unicorn] Reprint (Viking Press 1968) classic fantasy novel. The introduction is an abridged version from The Fantasy Worlds of Peter Beagle.

The Unicorn Sonata Peter S. Beagle (Headline 0-7472-1943-5, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], £9.99, 154pp, hc, cover by Michael J. Walsh) Reprint (Turner 1996) fantasy novel. A teenage girl follows the sound of music to the magical realm of Shei’rah. Illustrated with colour plates by Robert Rodriguez. [First U.K. edition]

Legacy Greg Bear (Legend 0-09-935071-8, Jun ’96, £5.99, 410pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Eon] Reprint (Tor 1995) SF novel of “The Way”. A prequel to Eon. This paperback edition restores the single page Epilogue, chapter 34, which was missing from the UK hardback.

Star Trek: Corona Greg Bear (Titan 1-85286-181-9, Apr ’96 [May ’96], £4.99, 192pp, pb, cover by Boris Vallejo) [Star Trek] Reissue (Pocket 1984) Star Trek novelisation. Second printing.

New Legends ed. Greg Bear & Martin H. Greenberg (Legend 0-09-931901-2, May ’96 [Apr ’96], £5.99, x+419pp, pb) Reprint (Legend 1995) original anthology of fifteen SF stories and an article.

All Men are Mortal Simone de Beauvoir (Virago 1-86049-002-6, Jan ’96, £6.99, 406pp, tp) Reprint (World 1955) fantasy novel of a young woman who falls in love with an immortal. A movie tie-in edition. Translated by Euan Cameron from the French (Editions Gallimard 1946). [First U.K. edition]

Bram Stoker Barbara Belford (Weidenfeld & Nicolson 0-297-81331-5, May ’96, £25.00, 381pp, hc) Reprint (Knopf 1996) associational non-fiction. Detailed biography of the creator of Dracula. [First U.K. edition] [Bram Stoker]

Blood Imperial Pamela Belle (Severn House 0-7278-5112-8, Sep ’96, £17.99, 424pp, hc) [Zithirian] Fantasy novel. Third and concluding novel in the “Zithirian” series. Simultaneous with the Pan edition.

Blood Imperial Pamela Belle (Pan 0-330-34653-9, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], £5.99, 417pp, pb, cover by Tim Gill) [Zithirian] Reprint (Severn House 1996) fantasy novel. Last in the “Zithirian” trilogy.

The Wolf Within Pamela Belle (Pan 0-330-34788-8, May ’96, £5.99, 458pp, pb, cover by Mike Posen) [Zithirian] Reprint (Pan; Severn House 1995) fantasy novel. Second in the “Zithirian” series after The Silver City.

Matter’s End Gregory Benford (Gollancz 0-575-06298-3, Jun ’96, £16.99, 294pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1995) SF collection. Collection of 21 stories, plus an afterword describing why he wrote them. A First World Hardcover. [First U.K. edition]

Sailing Bright Eternity Gregory Benford (Vista 0-575-60047-0, Aug ’96, £5.99, 445pp, pb) [Nigel Walmsley; Galactic Center] Reprint (Gollancz 1995) SF novel. Last volume of the ‘Galactic Centre’ sextet.

Timescape Gregory Benford (Vista 0-575-60050-0, Dec ’96 [Nov ’96], £5.99, 412pp, pb, cover by Terry Pastor) Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1980) Nebula award-winning SF novel.

Ghosts in the House A. C. & R. H. Benson (Ash-Tree Press 1-899562-13-3, Sep ’96 [Jul ’96], £22.50, xvii+249pp, hc, cover by Richard Lamp) Collection of ghost stories, edited and with an Introduction by Hugh Lamb. Limited to 400 numbered copies. Illustrated with photographs of the authors. A world-wide edition available in the US for $38.00. Available from Ashcroft, 2 Abbottsford Drive, Penyfford, Chester CH4 0JG.

The Spark Gap Julie Bertagna (Mammoth 0-7497-2703-9, Nov ’96 [Dec ’96], £3.99, 182pp, tp, cover by Angelo Rinaldi) Young-adult fantasy novel.

Ronan the Barbarian James Bibby (Orion 1-85798-308-4, May ’96 [Apr ’96], £4.99, 260pp, pb, cover by Stephen Player) [Ronan] Reprint (Millennium 1995) humorous fantasy novel. First in a series.

Ronan’s Rescue James Bibby (Millennium 1-85798-267-3, Jun ’96 [May ’96], £9.99, 261pp, tp, cover by Yvonne Watson) [Ronan] Humorous fantasy novel. Second in the series. A hardcover edition (-268-1, £15.99) is also available.

Stiff Lips Anne Billson (Macmillan UK 0-333-64427-1, Oct ’96 [Dec ’96], £14.99, 375pp, tp) Ghost novel.

Suckers Anne Billson (Pan 0-330-32998-7, Oct ’96 [Dec ’96], £5.99, 315pp, pb) Reprint (Pan 1993) dark fantasy vampire novel set in London.

Space Precinct: Alien Island David Bischoff (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648232-5, Mar ’96 [Feb ’96], £4.99, 257pp, pb) [Space Precinct] Reprint (HarperPrism 1996) SF novelisation. Volume III in the series. [First U.K. edition]

Aliens: Tribes Steve Bissette & David Dorman (Boxtree 0-7522-0295-2, Apr ’96, £7.99, 72pp, tp, cover by David Dorman) [Aliens] Aliens spin-off novella, written by Bissette, illustrated with 24 plates by Dorman. There was a Dark Horse Comics version in 1992.

Johnny Mnemonic Terry Bisson (HarperCollins Voyager 0-00-648046-2, Jan ’96 [Dec ’95], £4.99, 246pp, pb) Reprint (Pocket 1995) novelisation of the film. [First U.K. edition]

Revenance Terence Blacker (Bloomsbury Books 0-7475-2436-X, Jan ’96, £15.99, 248pp, hc, cover by Finlay Cowan) Ghost novel.

Thief! Malorie Blackman (Corgi 0-552-52808-0, Jan ’96, £3.50, 256pp, pb, cover by Derek Brazell) Reprint (Doubleday UK 1995) young-adult SF novel. A young girl is swept by a time storm into a dark future.

Machio John Blackwell (The Book Guild 1-85776-109-X, Aug ’96 [Sep ’96], £12.95, 156pp, hc, cover by Martin Perrott) Fantasy novel. An office clerk is possessed by the libidinous spirit of a wandering minstrel.

A Dusk of Idols and other stories James Blish (Severn House 0-7278-4967-0, May ’96 [Apr ’96], £16.99, 182pp, hc) SF collection of 8 stories, edited and with an introduction by Francis Lyall.

Sick Jay R. Bonansinga (Orion 0-7528-0368-9, Apr ’96, £4.99, 327pp, pb, cover by BlackSheep) Reprint (Warner 1995) horror novel. A brain tumour is the symptom of a more horrific menace.

Toys of Glass Martin Booth (Pocket UK 0-671-85199-3, Feb ’96 [Mar ’96], £5.99, 282pp, pb) Reprint (Simon & Schuster UK 1995) SF novel. A woman is impregnated with the sperm of a Bronze Age man.

The Death Prayer David Bowker (Vista 0-575-60028-4, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], £4.99, 254pp, pb, cover by Splash) [Death Prayer] Reprint (Gollancz 1995) mystery/horror novel about a police detective with incipient supernatural abilities.

The Illustrated Man Ray Bradbury (Flamingo 0-00-647922-7, Nov ’95 [Jan ’96], £5.99, 240pp, tp, cover by George Snow) Reprint (Doubleday 1951) SF collection.

Reflections: The Art of Stephen Bradbury Stephen Bradbury (Paper Tiger 1-85028-339-7, May ’96 [Apr ’96], £12.95, 128pp, tp, cover by Stephen Bradbury) Art book. Text by David J. Howe. Book covers and selections from Bradbury’s private portfolio work since his professional career began in 1982.

Animal Planet Scott Bradfield (Picador 0-330-34360-2, Apr ’96 [Jun ’96], £14.99, 231pp, hc, cover by Jason Ford) [Animal Farm] Reprint (St. Martin’s/Picador 1995) satirical SF/fantasy novel. An alternate Earth where a revolution by intelligent, talking animals, is co-opted by the media. [First U.K. edition]

Lady of the Trillium Marion Zimmer Bradley (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-649660-1, Mar ’96, £5.99, 315pp, pb, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Trillium] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1995) fantasy novel. Third sequel to Black Trillium, the collaboration between Bradley, May and Norton.

The Winds of Darkover Marion Zimmer Bradley (Severn House 0-7278-5191-8, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], £15.99, 197pp, hc) [Darkover] Reprint (Ace 1970) SF novel in the “Darkover” series. First UK hardcover.

Lady in Gil Rebecca Bradley (Gollancz 0-575-06259-2, Aug ’96, £16.99, 288pp, hc, cover by Terry Pastor) [Gil] Fantasy novel. A missing statue, secretly sought by descendants of those cast out of the Island of Gil, may herald a rebellion if found.

The Fated Sky Henrietta Branford (Hodder Children’s Books 0-340-66102-X, Aug ’96, £3.99, 151pp, tp, cover by Peter Sutton) Young-adult historical novel with fantasy elements.

Blood Waters Chaz Brenchley (Flambard 1-873226-19-5, Jun ’96, £7.99, 156pp, tp) Associational collection.

Dispossession Chaz Brenchley (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-65991-2, Sep ’96 [Oct ’96], £15.99, 378pp, hc) Dark fantasy novel. An amnesiac pursued by killers seeks the help of a fallen angel.

Horror Scopes: The Gravediggers J. H. Brennan (Mammoth 0-7497-2733-0, Jul ’96 [Oct ’96], £2.99, 156pp, pb) Young-adult horror novel.

K-PAX Gene Brewer (Bloomsbury Books 0-7475-2547-1, Jul ’96, £5.99, 231pp, tp, cover by Andy Vella) [K-PAX] Reprint (St. Martin’s 1995) literary SF novel.

Terry Pratchett’s Mort - The Play Stephen Briggs (Corgi 0-552-14429-0, May ’96 [Apr ’96], £4.99, xx+171pp, pb, cover by Stephen Player) The humorous fantasy novel (Gollancz, 1987) adapted as a playscript by Briggs, and first acted by Briggs and company in 1991. [Terry Pratchett]

Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters - The Play Stephen Briggs (Corgi 0-552-14430-4, May ’96 [Apr ’96], £4.99, xviii+158pp, pb, cover by Stephen Player) The humorous fantasy novel (Gollancz, 1988) adapted as a playscript by Briggs, and first acted by Briggs and company in 1991. [Terry Pratchett]

Brightness Reef David Brin (Orbit 1-85723-361-1, Jan ’96 [Dec ’95], £16.99, 643pp, hc, cover by Fred Gambino) [Uplift] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1995) SF novel. Fourth volume overall in the “Uplift” sequence. A human spaceship crashes on a planet illegally inhabited by six alien races. [First U.K. edition]

Brightness Reef David Brin (Orbit 1-85723-385-9, Jun ’96, £6.99, 707pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) [Uplift] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1995) SF novel. First in a new “Uplift” trilogy.

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