The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Remember Me Christopher Pike (Hodder Children’s Books 0-340-53236-X, Oct ’96 [Dec ’96], £3.99, 238pp, pb, cover by Paul Davies) [Remember Me] Reprint (Archway 1989) young-adult horror novel; 14th printing.

Road to Nowhere Christopher Pike (Hodder Children’s Books 0-340-59021-1, Oct ’96 [Dec ’96], £3.99, 188pp, pb, cover by Paul Davies) Reprint (Archway 1993) young-adult horror novel; eighth printing.

The Starlight Crystal Christopher Pike (Hodder Children’s Books 0-340-61914-7, Jul ’96 [Oct ’96], £3.99, 195pp, pb) Reprint (Archway 1996) young-adult SF/fantasy novel. [First U.K. edition]

The Visitor Christopher Pike (Hodder Children’s Books 0-340-61174-X, Mar ’96, £3.99, 162pp, pb) Reprint (Archway 1995) young-adult horror novel. A weird teenager may really be from outer space. [First U.K. edition]

Downtime Marc Platt (Doctor Who Books 0-426-20462-X, Jan ’96, £4.99, 263pp, pb, cover by Paul Campbell) [Doctor Who: Missing Adventures] Original novel based on the Doctor Who TV series. This is a world-wide edition, available in the US for $5.95. In “The Missing Adventures”.

Dragonheart Charles Edward Pogue (Mandarin 0-7493-2230-6, Sep ’96 [Oct ’96], £5.99, 264pp, pb) Reprint (Boulevard 1996) fantasy novelization of the screenplay by Pogue. [First U.K. edition]

Godmother Night Rachel Pollack (Abacus 0-349-10836-6, Nov ’96, £9.99, 355pp, tp) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1996) lesbian contemporary fairy tale. [First U.K. edition]

Scared To Death and Other Ghostly Stories Josephine Poole (Red Fox 0-09-928971-7, Oct ’96, £3.50, 158pp, pb) Reprint (Hutchinson 1994) original collection of nine ghost stories for young adults.

The Manuscript Found in Saragossa Jan Potocki (Penguin 0-14-044580-3, Mar ’96 [May ’96], £8.99, xxiv+631pp, tp, cover by Francisco de Goya) Reprint (Viking UK 1995) fantasy novel. An English language version of the complete work, (first partially published in 1805); this is translated by Ian Maclean from the 1989 French edition. Stories, and stories within stories, of brigands, ghosts, smugglers, cabbalists, sadists, satanists and phantoms, told by a band of wanderers traversing Europe in 1739.

Karaoke and Cold Lazarus Dennis Potter (Faber and Faber 0-571-17478-7, Apr ’96, £9.99, xvi+392pp, tp) Collection of 2 teleplays, a contempoary thriller, and its SF sequel set in the year 2368. There is an introduction by the late author. Respecting his final requests, these films are being broadcast respectively on BBC and Channel 4 from 28 April 1996, then repeated on the other channel.

Neurotica: Images of the Bizarre J. K. Potter (Paper Tiger 1-85028-359-1, Nov ’96, £13.99, 128pp, tp) Reprint (Overlook Press 1996) Photographic art collection of work from books, magazines, and his private portfolio. Text by Potter, with an Introduction by the performance artist and model, Lydia Lunch. [First U.K. edition]

The Dedalus Book of Polish Fantasy ed. Wiesiek Powaga (Dedalus 1-873982-90-9, Mar ’96, £9.99, 371pp, tp, cover by Jaceck Malczewski) Literary fantasy anthology of 19 stories and excerpts from novels, written between the 18th century, and today. All have been newly translated by the editor, Wiesiek Powaga.

Eric Terry Pratchett (Vista 0-575-60001-2, May ’96, £3.99, 155pp, pb, cover by Josh Kirby) [Discworld] Reprint (Gollancz 1990) humorous fantasy novel. Volume 9 in the “Discworld” series.

Feet of Clay Terry Pratchett (Gollancz 0-575-05900-1, Jun ’96 [May ’96], £15.99, 288pp, hc, cover by Josh Kirby) [Discworld] Humorous fantasy novel. Book 19 in the “Discworld” series.

Hogfather Terry Pratchett (Gollancz 0-575-06403-X, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], £16.99, 285pp, hc, cover by Josh Kirby) [Discworld] Humorous fantasy novel. Book #20 in the “Discworld” series.

Johnny and the Bomb Terry Pratchett (Doubleday UK 0-385-40670-3, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], £12.99, 206pp, hc, cover by Larry Rostant) [Johnny Maxwell] Humorous SF/fantasy novel. Third in a series after Only You Can Save Mankind and Johnny and the Dead. Johnny meets a time-traveller, who may offer the chance of altering the past.

Maskerade Terry Pratchett (Corgi 0-552-14236-0, Nov ’96, £5.99, 381pp, pb, cover by Josh Kirby) [Discworld] Reprint (Gollancz 1995) humorous fantasy novel. Volume 18 in the “Discworld” series.

The Pratchett Portfolio Terry Pratchett (Gollancz 0-575-06348-3, Sep ’96, £7.99, 32pp, tp, cover by Paul Kidby) [Discworld] Art book. A compendium showing two dozen major Discworld characters, and a few of their haunts. Illustrated by Paul Kidby, with thumbnail (and hobnail) biographies by Pratchett.

Relic Lincoln Preston (Bantam UK 0-553-40940-9, Feb ’96 [Jan ’96], £5.99, 442pp, pb) [Relic] Reprint (Tor 1995 as by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child) SF/horror novel. A museum, repository for artifacts from a massacred expedition, becomes the scene for brutal, inhuman murders. [First U.K. edition]

Core Paul Preuss (HarperCollins UK 0-586-21119-5, Mar ’96, £4.99, 394pp, pb, cover by Bob Corley) Reprint (Morrow 1993) alternate world SF/thriller set in a world where Earth’s magnetic field is collapsing, and an attempt to drill through to the core holds a possible answer. [First U.K. edition]

Elfking Susan Price (Scholastic UK 0-590-13646-1, Dec ’96, £3.99, 315pp, pb) [Elfgift] Young-adult fantasy novel. The sequel to Elfgift.

Ghost Dance: The Czar’s Black Angel Susan Price (Faber and Faber 0-571-17183-4, Nov ’95 [Feb ’96], £3.99, 217pp, pb, cover by Peter Melnyczuk) [Ghost World] Reprint (Faber 1994) young-adult fantasy novel. Third in the “Ghost World” trilogy, after Ghost Drum (Faber 1987) and Ghost Song (Faber 1992).

The Affirmation Christopher Priest (Touchstone 0-684-81614-8, Sep ’96 [Oct ’96], £6.99, 213pp, pb) Reprint (Faber 1981) SF novel.

The Glamour Christopher Priest (Touchstone 0-684-81615-6, Sep ’96 [Oct ’96], £6.99, 326pp, pb) Reprint (Cape 1984) literary SF novel. This edition is revised.

The Prestige Christopher Priest (Touchstone 0-684-81755-1, Sep ’96 [Oct ’96], £6.99, 404pp, pb) Reprint (Touchstone 1995) associational novel.

The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Science Fiction: The Definitive Illustrated Guide ed. David Pringle (Carlton Books 1-85868-188-X, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], £19.99, 304pp, hc) Heavily illustrated reference work.

Northern Lights Philip Pullman (Scholastic UK 0-590-13961-4, Oct ’96, £4.99, 399pp, tp, cover by Stuart Williams) [His Dark Materials] Reprint (Scholastic 1995 as His Dark Materials: Northern Lights)young-adult fantasy novel. Book 1 of the trilogy, “His Dark Materials”. Published in the US as The Golden Compass. Winner of The Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award.

The Crying of Lot 49 Thomas Pynchon (Vintage UK 0-09-953261-1, Jun ’96, £5.99, 127pp, tp, cover by Paul Burgess) Reprint (Lippincott 1966) literary fantasy novella.

American Gothic: Family W. T. Quick (Corgi 0-552-14541-6, Oct ’96, £4.99, 252pp, pb) Novelisation of the dark fantasy TV series.

The Vampire Companion: Official Guide to Anne Rice’s ‘Vampire Chronicles’ Katherine Ramsland (Warner UK 0-7515-1072-6, Oct ’95 [Feb ’96], £14.99, 577pp, tp) [Vampire Chronicles] Reprint (Ballantine 1993) reference guide. Revised to include an original short story version of Interview with the Vampire. Published in 1995 but not seen until now. [Anne Rice]

A Dog Called Demolition Robert Rankin (Doubleday UK 0-385-40516-2, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], £15.99, 251pp, hc, cover by Ian Murray) Humorous dark fantasy novel about Danny Orion, the first surreal killer.

A Dog Called Demolition Robert Rankin (Corgi 0-552-14213-1, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], £4.99, 318pp, pb, cover by Ian Murray) Reprint (Doubleday UK 1996) humorous dark fantasy novel.

The Garden of Unearthly Delights Robert Rankin (Corgi 0-552-14212-3, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], £4.99, 318pp, pb, cover by Ian Murray) Reprint (Doubleday UK 1995) humorous SF/ fantasy novel. The Earth enters a realm of non-causality where magic works, and technology does not.

The Most Amazing Man Who Ever Lived Robert Rankin (Corgi 0-552-14211-5, Oct ’95 [Feb ’96], £4.99, 318pp, pb, cover by Ian Murray) Reprint (Doubleday UK 1995) humorous fantasy novel: God has closed down Hell and Heaven is overcrowded.

Nostradamus Ate My Hamster Robert Rankin (Doubleday UK 0-385-40705-X, Oct ’96, £15.99, 253pp, hc, cover by Ian Murray) [Brentford] Humorous fantasy novel in the “Brentford” series.

The Exiles 1: Ruins of Ambrai Melanie Rawn (Macmillan UK 0-333-65033-6, Feb ’96 [Jan ’96], £16.99, 678pp, hc, cover by Michael Whelan) [Exiles] Reprint (DAW 1994) fantasy novel. First in the “Exiles” series. In a world run by women, three sisters are trained separately in opposing branches of magic. [First U.K. edition]

Love. In Cyberia Chloë Rayban (The Bodley Head 0-370-32343-2, Oct ’96, £9.99, 185pp, hc) [Wild Child] Young-adult SF/fantasy novel. Third in the series after Wild Child and Virtual Sexual Reality.

Virtual Sexual Reality Chloë Rayban (Red Fox 0-09-947381-X, Jul ’96 [Aug ’96], £3.50, 188pp, pb) [Wild Child] Reprint (The Bodley Head 1994) young-adult fantasy/SF novel. Second in a series.

Blood Sinister Celia Rees (Scholastic UK 0-590-13749-2, Sep ’96, £3.50, 242pp, pb) Young-adult horror novel.

Twenty Minutes Past The Hour Ralph Reesby (The Book Guild 1-85776-037-9, Nov ’95 [Apr ’96], £12.95, 204pp, hc, cover by Martin Perrott) Fantasy novel. A tranquil English village hides secrets of time, and tunnels, and dragons from the moon. Published in 1995, but not seen until now.

Beyond Ragnarok Mickey Zucker Reichert (Millennium 1-85798-446-3, Jun ’96 [May ’96], £9.99, 676pp, tp, cover by Steve Crisp) [Renshai Chronicles] Reprint (DAW 1995) fantasy novel. Volume One in “The Renshai Chronicles”. An earlier hardcover (-447-1, £16.99, Feb 96) was not seen.

Memnoch the Devil Anne Rice (Arrow 0-09-960371-3, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], £5.99, 401pp, pb) [Vampire Chronicles] Reprint (Knopf 1995) dark fantasy novel, fifth in “The Vampire Chronicles”.

Servant of the Bones Anne Rice (Chatto & Windus 0-7011-6515-4, Aug ’96, £15.99, 387pp, hc, cover by Colin Thomas) [Azriel] Dark fantasy novel. A ghost is condemned to bear witness to 2500 years of Jewish history. Simultaneous with the US (Knopf) edition.

The Sands of Time Justin Richards (Doctor Who Books 0-426-20472-7, May ’96, £4.99, 292pp, pb, cover by Alister Pearson) [Doctor Who: Missing Adventures] Original novel based on the Doctor Who TV series. This is a world-wide edition, available in the US for $5.95. In “The Missing Adventures”.

Interview with Anne Rice Michael Riley (Chatto & Windus 0-7011-6581-2, Aug ’96, £9.99, 296pp, tp) Reprint (Ballantine 1996 as Conversations with Anne Rice) non-fiction. [First U.K. edition]

Naked in Death J. D. Robb (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-66689-7, Feb ’96, £16.99, 306pp, hc, cover by Paul Postle & Bob Warner) [Eve Dallas] Reprint (Berkley 1995) SF/mystery novel. First in the “Eve Dallas” series set in 22nd century New York. Robb is a pseudonym for Nora Roberts, whose name is actually used as author on the title page. [First U.K. edition]

The Aachen Memorandum Andrew Roberts (Orion 0-75280-349-2, Sep ’96, £5.99, 312pp, pb, cover by BlackSheep) Reprint (Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1995) SF future distopian novel.

The English Way of Death Gareth Roberts (Doctor Who Books 0-426-20466-2, Mar ’96 [Apr ’96], £4.99, 278pp, pb, cover by Alister Pearson) [Doctor Who: Missing Adventures] Original novel based on the Doctor Who TV series. This is a world-wide edition, available in the US for $5.95. In “The Missing Adventures”.

The Plotters Gareth Roberts (Doctor Who Books 0-426-20488-3, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], £4.99, 289pp, pb, cover by Alister Pearson) [Doctor Who: Missing Adventures] Original novel based on the Doctor Who TV series. This is a world-wide edition, available in the US for $5.95. Volume 28 in “The Missing Adventures”.

Blue Mars Kim Stanley Robinson (HarperCollins UK 0-246-13883-1, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], £15.99, 619pp, hc) [Mars] SF novel. The climax of the acclaimed trilogy. An export-only edition (0-00-2243150-6) is issued simultaneously.

Second Nature Nigel Robinson (Scholastic UK 0-590-55837-4, May ’96 [Mar ’96], £3.99, 261pp, pb, cover by Steinar Lund) Young-adult SF novel. Three space refugees seek help from the mysterious Momma Mercy.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture Gene Roddenberry (Titan 1-85286-069-3, Apr ’96 [May ’96], £4.99, 252pp, pb) [Star Trek] Reissue (Pocket; Futura 1979) Star Trek novelisation. Second printing.

Forgotten Ghosts: The Supernatural Anthologies of Hugh Lamb ed. Barbara & Christopher Roden (Ash-Tree Press 1-899562-14-1, Apr ’96 [Jul ’96], £8.00, 68pp, ph, cover by Pat Walsh) Anthology of 5 stories, with a Foreword by the editors, and a long introductory essay by Mike Ashley. Limited to 350 numbered copies. A world-wide edition available in the US for $16.00.

Sleep No More L. T. C. Rolt (Alan Sutton 0-7509-1157-3, May ’96 [Jul ’96], £4.99, xi+129pp, tp, cover by John Atkinson Grimshaw) Reprint (Constable 1948) collection of 14 ghost stories, with a new introduction by Susan Hill.

Sleep No More: Twelve Stories of the Supernatural L. T. C. Rolt (Ash-Tree Press 1-899562-09-5, Jan ’96 [Jul ’96], £19.00, xx+168pp, hc, cover by Paul Lowe) Reprint (Constable 1948) fantasy/ghost collection. Expanded by the addition of an article and an essay on Rolt. There is a new Introduction by Christopher Roden. Illustrated by Paul Lowe. Limited to 400 numbered copies. A world-wide edition available in the US for $32.00.

Stephanie, or A Previous Existence Herbert Rosendorfer (Dedalus 1-873982-17-8, Jan ’96 [Nov ’95], £7.99, 153pp, tp, cover by Lise Weisgerber) Lierary fantasy novel. Translated from the German (1987) by Mike Mitchell.

The Executor and Other Ghost Stories David G. Rowlands (Ash-Tree Press 1-899562-11-7, May ’96 [Jul ’96], £22.50, xiv+285pp, hc, cover by Douglas Walters) Collection of 40 stories, 3 original, including the complete contents of The Living and the Dead (1991). There is a new Introduction by Rowlands. Limited to 400 numbered copies. A world-wide edition available in the US for $38.00.

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