The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Worm Songs Ann Coburn (Red Fox 0-09-964311-1, Oct ’96, £2.99, 118pp, pb, cover by Angelo Renaldi) [Borderland Sequence] Young-adult fantasy novel. Book One in “The Borderlands Sequence” set on the border of two countries, and the membrane between past and present. A hardcover from The Bodley Head (0-370-32342-4, £9.99) was announced but not seen.

Dark Love ed. Nancy Collins, Martin H. Greenberg & Edward E. Kramer (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-65442-2, Jan ’96, £9.99, 402pp, tp, cover by Steve Crisp) Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1995) original anthology of 22 sexual horror stories.

Dark Love ed. Nancy Collins, Martin H. Greenberg & Edward E. Kramer (NEL 0-340-65439-2, Jul ’96, £6.99, 402pp, pb, cover by Steve Crisp) Reprint (Roc; Hodder & Stoughton 1995) original anthology of dark fantasy.

Back of Town Blues D. G. Compton (Gollancz 0-575-06253-3, May ’96, £15.99, 208pp, hc) [Alec Duncan] Near-future SF mystery featuring black Scots ex-policeman Alec Duncan.

Scenting Hallowed Blood Storm Constantine (Signet UK 0-451-18929-9, Oct ’96, £5.99, 357pp, pb) [Grigori Trilogy] Fantasy novel. Second in the “Grigori Trilogy” after Stalking Tender Prey.

Night School Caroline B. Cooney (Scholastic UK 0-590-13513-9, Mar ’96, £3.50, 187pp, pb) Reprint (Scholastic/Point 1995) young-adult horror novel. An instructor with strange powers leads students into evil. A ‘Point Horror’ book. [First U.K. edition]

Point Horror 3: The Caroline B. Cooney Special Edition Caroline B. Cooney (Scholastic UK 0-590-54288-5, Oct ’96, £6.99, 378pp, hc) Young-adult horror omnibus of Freeze Tag, The Stranger, and Twins.

The Nightmares on Elm Street Omnibus Jeffrey Cooper & Joseph Locke (Warner UK 0-7515-1758-5, Dec ’96, £7.99, vi+436pp, pb) [Freddy] Dark fantasy omnibus of two novelisations: The Nightmares on Elm Street: Parts 1, 2, 3: The Continuing Story by Cooper (St. Martins’, 1987), and The Nightmares on Elm Street: Parts 4 &5 by Locke (St. Martin’s, 1989). Illustrated with 16 pages of stills.

Blood Dance Louise Cooper (Puffin 0-14-037638-0, May ’96 [Aug ’96], £2.99, 102pp, pb, cover by George Smith) Young-adult dark fantasy novel.

Daughter of Storms Louise Cooper (Hodder Children’s Books 0-340-64070-7, Apr ’96 [May ’96], £3.99, 255pp, pb, cover by John Avon) [Shar Tillmer] Young-adult fantasy novel.

Firespell Louise Cooper (Puffin 0-14-037366-7, Jan ’96, £2.99, 115pp, pb, cover by George Smith) Young-adult dark fantasy novel in Puffin’s new “Dark Enchantment” series. A topaz shows a young woman the man who will love her — or destroy her.

The King’s Demon Louise Cooper (Headline 0-7472-1715-7, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], £16.99, 314pp, hc, cover by J. Sullivan) Fantasy novel. A young woman, bereft of memory but possessed of a ghostly vampiric twin, becomes a pawn in a plan of murderous revenge.

Star Trek: Black Fire Sonni Cooper (Titan 1-85286-308-0, Apr ’96, £4.99, 220pp, pb, cover by Boris Vallejo) [Star Trek] Reissue (Pocket 1983) SF novelization. Fourth printing.

The Burning Mountain Alfred Coppel (Severn House 0-7278-4884-4, Feb ’96 [Jan ’96], £17.99, 438pp, hc, cover by Tony Masero) Reprint (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1983) alternate-world historical novel, in which the atomic bomb fails its test at Los Alamos, and the bombing of Japan is postponed. This is the first UK hardback. Copyrighted 1993, but not seen until now.

The Flesh Endures Cleo Cordell (Signet UK 0-451-18914-0, Dec ’96, £5.99, 309pp, pb) [Flesh Endures] Erotic dark fantasy novel. Book 1 of a trilogy.

The Sorrows of Satan Marie Corelli (Oxford University Press 0-19-283220-4, May ’96 [Jun ’96], £5.99, xxii+390pp, tp, cover by David Axtell) Reprint (Methuen 1895) fantasy novel. Subtitled “or The Strange Experiencesof One Geoffrey Tempest, Millionaire: A Romance”. Nineteenth century novel of the Devil seeking one person able to resist corruption. Adds a new introduction by Peter Keating.

The Summer of the Haunting William Corlett (Red Fox 0-09-922081-4, Jun ’95 [Feb ’96], £3.50, 233pp, pb) Reprint (The Bodley Head 1993) young-adult dark fantasy novel. Issued in 1995 but not seen until now.

Happy Endings Paul Cornell (Doctor Who Books 0-426-20470-0, May ’96, £4.99, 291pp, pb, cover by Paul Campbell) [Doctor Who: New Adventures] Original novel based on the Doctor Who TV series. This is a world-wide edition, available in the US for $5.95. Volume 50 in “The New Adventures”.

Enemy of God Bernard Cornwell (Michael Joseph 0-7181-0051-4, Sep ’96, £15.99, 397pp, hc, cover by Bill Gregory) [Warlord Chronicles] Historical fantasy novel. “The Warlord Chronicles: II”. Second in an Arthurian trilogy after The Winter King.

The Winter King Bernard Cornwell (Penguin 0-14-023186-2, Sep ’96 [Oct ’96], £5.99, 492pp, pb, cover by Bill Gregory) [Warlord Chronicles] Reprint (Michael Joseph 1995) historical Arthurian novel. First of a trilogy.

Darkfell Mary Corran (Millennium 1-85798-456-0, Jul ’96, £9.99, 326pp, tp, cover by Steve Crisp) [Imperial Light] Fantasy novel set in the same world as Imperial Light. A hardcover edition (-455-2, £15.99) is also available.

Fate Mary Corran (Orion 1-85798-311-4, Jul ’96, £4.99, 363pp, pb, cover by Steve Crisp) Reprint (Millennium 1995) fantasy novel.

Star Trek: The Abode of Life Lee Correy (Titan 1-85286-182-7, Apr ’96 [May ’96], £4.99, 207pp, pb, cover by Rowena Morrill) [Star Trek] Reissue (Pocket 1982) Star Trek novelisation. Second printing.

Aliens Ate My Homework Bruce Coville (Hodder Children’sBooks 0-340-65115-6, Nov ’95 [Feb ’96], £2.99, 179pp, pb) [Rod Allbright] Reprint (Pocket Minstrel 1993) young-adult humorous SF novel of a boy whose excuse for not having his homework is not believed - though it’s true. The first Rod Allbright book. [First U.K. edition]

I Left My Sneakers in Dimension X Bruce Coville (Hodder Children’s Books 0-340-65116-4, Nov ’95, £2.99, 181pp, pb) [Rod Allbright] Reprint (Pocket Minstrel 1994) young-adult humorous SF novel of a boykidnapped by a monster from another dimension. The Second Rod Allbright novel, after Aliens Ate My Homework. [First U.K. edition]

Bruce Coville’s Book of Aliens and Ghosts ed. Bruce Coville (Collins 0-00-675278-0, Oct ’96, £3.99, 368pp, pb) Omnibus of the two anthologies, Bruce Coville’s Book of Aliens: Tales to Warp Your Mind (Scholastic/Apple, 1994), and Bruce Coville’s Book of Ghosts (Scholastic, 1994). The books are separately paginated.

Bruce Coville’s Book of Ghosts ed. Bruce Coville (Collins 0-00-675075-3, 1995 [Oct ’96], £2.99, 180pp, pb) Reprint (Scholastic 1994) Young-adult anthology of original ghost stories. Published in 1995 but not seen until now. [First U.K. edition]

Iron Man: The Armor Trap Greg Cox (Boxtree 0-7522-0306-1, May ’96, £4.99, 339pp, pb, cover by Gabriel Grecco) Reprint (Boulevard 1995) novelization of the Marvel comics character. [First U.K. edition]

The Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories ed. Michael Cox (Oxford University Press 0-19-214260-7, Oct ’96, £17.99, xx+425pp, hc, cover by David Inshaw) Anthology of 33 stories, arranged chronologically from 1910 to date.

The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories ed. Michael Cox & R. A. Gilbert (Oxford University Press 0-19-282666-2, Oct ’95 [Feb ’96], £7.99, 504pp, tp, cover by John Atkinson Grimshaw) Reissue (Oxford University Press 1986) anthology of stories published between 1829 and 1968.

Earth 2 Melissa Crandall (Warner UK 0-7515-1743-7, Jun ’96, £5.99, 264pp, pb) [Earth 2] Reprint (Ace 1994) novelisation of the teleplay. Earth colonists emigrating to a new world are stranded 1000s of miles from their planned destination. [First U.K. edition]

The Lost World Michael Crichton (Arrow 0-09-963781-2, Jul ’96, £5.99, 431pp, pb) [Jurassic Park] Reprint (Knopf 1995) SF novel. The sequel to Jurassic Park.

The Terminal Man Michael Crichton (Arrow 0-09-944211-6, Jul ’96 [Aug ’96], £5.99, 268pp, pb) Reissue (Knopf 1972) SF novel.

Blue Motel ed. Peter Crowther (Warner UK 0-7515-1650-3, Mar ’96, £6.99, xiv+369pp, pb, cover by J. K. Potter) [Narrow Houses] Reprint (Little, Brown UK 1994) anthology of high-quality stories of unease.

D’Alembert’s Principle: Memory, Reason and Imagination Andrew Crumey (Dedalus 1-873982-32-1, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], £7.99, 203pp, tp, cover by Lise Weisgerber) Literary fantasy novel in 3 parts, one starring ‘Pfitz’ from Crumey’s 1995 novel. Including an Introduction by John Clute.

Merlin and Company Alvaro Cunqueiro (Everyman 0-460-87731-3, Jun ’96 [Jul ’96], £5.99, xxxiii+139pp, tp, cover by Ramon de Zubiaurre) Fantasy novel. Merlin and Guinevere retire to a house in Galicia, Northern Spain; but others still need the magician’s aid. Translated from Merlín e familia i outras historias (Spain, 1955) by Colin Smith, who adds an introduction and annotations.

Out of the Ordinary Annie Dalton (Mammoth 0-7497-0007-6, Jan ’96 [Mar ’96], £3.99, 173pp, pb, cover by Andy Walker) Reprint (Methuen 1988) young-adult fantasy novel.

Earth 2: Puzzle Sean Dalton (Warner UK 0-7515-1744-5, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], £5.99, 230pp, pb) [Earth 2] Reprint (Ace 1995) novelization of the TV series. Copyrighted by MCA Publishing Rights. [First U.K. edition]

No Blood Spilled Les Daniels (Raven 1-85487-431-4, Mar ’96, £4.99, 218pp, pb, cover by Les Edwards) [Don Sebastian] Reprint (Tor 1991) dark fantasy novel. Book 5 in “The Don Sebastian Vampire Chronicles”, set in 19th century India, at the time of the Thugs. [First U.K. edition]

Wilderness Dennis Danvers (Pocket UK 0-671-00469-7, Oct ’96, £4.99, 376pp, pb) Reprint (Poseidon 1991) dark fantasy novel about a female werewolf. A tie-in edition to the three-part TV serial.

Neanderthal John Darnton (Hutchinson 0-09-179319-X, Jun ’96, £9.99, 368pp, hc) SF/fantasy novel. The discovery of two living Neanderthal tribes; one peaceful, one warlike. [First U.K. edition]

Lethal Kisses ed. Ellen Datlow (Millennium 1-85798-481-1, Dec ’96, £9.99, x+370pp, tp, cover by Steve Crisp) Anthology of 19 original stories about “Sex, Horror and Revenge”. A hardcover edition (-480-3, £15.99) is also available.

Black Thorn, White Rose ed. Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling (Signet UK 0-451-18444-0, Dec ’96 [Nov ’96], £6.99, 386pp, pb, cover by Edward Burne-Jones) Reprint (Morrow AvoNova 1994) fantasy anthology of rewritten & updated fairy tales. A companion to the editors’ Snow White, Rose Red. [First U.K. edition]

Damaged Goods Russell T. Davies (Doctor Who Books 0-426-20483-2, Oct ’96, £4.99, 263pp, pb, cover by Bill Donohoe) [Doctor Who: New Adventures] Original novel based on the Doctor Who TV series. This is a world-wide edition, available in the US for $5.95. Volume 55 in “The New Adventures”.

Memory and Dream Charles De Lint (Pan 0-330-33959-1, Jul ’96 [Aug ’96], £6.99, 675pp, pb, cover by John Howe) Reprint (Tor 1994) contemporary urban fantasy novel.

The Great Shadow (and other stories) Mário de Sá-Carneiro (Dedalus 1-873982-72-0, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], £8.99, 249pp, tp, cover by Lise Weisgerber) Literary fantasy collection of 8 stories. Translated, with a Foreword, by Margaret Jull Costa from Céu em fogo (Portugal, 1915).

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