The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Jewel of Seven Stars Bram Stoker (Oxford University Press 0-19-283219-0, May ’96, £4.99, xxiv+214pp, pb, cover by Paul Slater) Reprint (Heinemann 1903) dark fantasy novel. This edition adds an Introduction by David Glover, and the alternative ending of the 1912 revised edition as an Appendix.

Doctor Who: Death and Diplomacy Dave Stone (Doctor Who Books 0-426-20468-9, Apr ’96 [Jul ’96], £4.99, 280pp, 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. In “The New Adventures”.

The Sacred Seven Amy Stout (NEL 0-340-65362-0, Jun ’96 [May ’96], £5.99, 300pp, pb, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Sacred Seven] Fantasy novel. A first novel.

The Book of the Unicorn Nigel Suckling, Linda & Roger Garland (Paper Tiger 1-85028-360-5, May ’96 [Apr ’96], £12.99, 128pp, tp, cover by Linda & Roger Garland) Art book. Text by Suckling, profusely illustrated by the Garlands. A natural history of the unicorn in folklore, legend, and worldwide dreams. A hardcover edition (-407-5) was announced but not seen. Simultaneous with the US (SFBC) edition.

Lethe Tricia Sullivan (Vista 0-575-60039-X, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], £5.99, 384pp, pb, cover by Larry Rostant) Reprint (Gollancz 1995) SF novel.

Song for a Dark Queen Rosemary Sutcliff (Red Fox 0-09-952791-X, Mar ’96 [May ’96], £3.50, 173pp, pb) Reprint (Knight 1980) young-adult historical fantasy novel.

Horror Collection Robert Swindells (Corgi Yearling 0-440-86364-3, Nov ’96 [Dec ’96], £4.99, 348pp, pb) [Fliss] Young-adult horror omnibus of Room 13 and Inside the Worm. The books are separately paginated.

Jacqueline Hyde Robert Swindells (Doubleday UK 0-385-40508-1, Mar ’96 [May ’96], £9.99, 160pp, hc, cover by Angelo Renaldi) Young-adult variation on the potent potion theme. Illustrated by Angelo Renaldi.

Voyage to Valhalla Robert Swindells (Hodder Children’s Books 0-340-59054-8, Feb ’96 [Dec ’95], £3.50, 122pp, pb, cover by Paul Hunt) Reprint (Knight 1976) young-adult horror novel.

World Eater Robert Swindells (Corgi Yearling 0-440-86349-X, Jul ’96 [Aug ’96], £3.50, 157pp, tp, cover by Jim Burns) Young-adult SF novel. A new planet enters the solar system.

The Safety of Unknown Cities Lucy Taylor (Eros Plus 1-85286-722-1, Jul ’96, £5.99, 320pp, tp) Reprint (Darkside Press 1995) erotic dark fantasy novel about an odyssey to a magical North African city, where dreams and nightmares come true. Winner of the 1996 Bram Stoker Award for First Novel. [First U.K. edition]

Arash-Felloren Roger Taylor (Headline 0-7472-1743-2, Dec ’96, £16.99, 346pp, hc, cover by Mark Harrison) Fantasy novel. The crystal trade of the city of Arash-Felloren hides a sinister purpose.

Space: Above and Beyond Peter Telep (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648245-7, Sep ’96 [Aug ’96], £5.99, 258pp, pb) Reprint (HarperPrism 1995) SF novelization of the TV series. [First U.K. edition]

Desmodus Melanie Tem (Headline 0-7472-4888-5, Apr ’96, £5.99, 308pp, pb, cover by Larry Rostant) Reprint (Headline 1995) dark fantasy novel.

Tides Melanie Tem (Headline 0-7472-1613-4, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], £16.99, 246pp, hc, cover by Chris Moore) Fantasy novel.

Gibbon’s Decline and Fall Sheri S. Tepper (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-224650-3, Dec ’96 [Nov ’96], £16.99, 404pp, hc, cover by Stuart Bodek) Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1996) feminist SF novel. A trade paperback edition (-224651-1, £9.99) was announced but not seen. [First U.K. edition]

Grass Sheri S. Tepper (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648269-4, Dec ’96, £5.99, 540pp, pb) [Grass] Reprint (Doubleday Foundation 1989) SF novel.

Star Wartz Patrick Tilley (Orbit 1-85723-320-4, Jun ’96 [May ’96], £5.99, 409pp, pb, cover by Bob Warner) Reprint (Orbit 1995) humorous SF novel.

The Golden Flight Michael Tod (Orion 0-75280-618-1, Sep ’96 [Oct ’96], £4.99, 228pp, pb, cover by John Barber) [Woodstock Saga] Reprint (Orion 1995) animal fantasy novel. Volume 3 in the series.

The Second Wave Michael Tod (Orion 1-85797-740-8, Oct ’95 [Feb ’96], £4.99, 244pp, pb, cover by John Barber) [Woodstock Saga] Reprint (Orion 1994) fantasy novel. Book Two of “The Woodstock Saga”; sequel to The Silver Tide.

The Hobbit J. R. R. Tolkien (HarperCollins UK 0-261-10334-2, May ’96, £6.99, 275pp, tp, cover by J. R. R. Tolkien) [Middle-Earth] Reprint (Allen & Unwin 1937) young-adult fantasy novel. A re-set and amended edition first published by HarperCollins UK in 1995.

Sir Gawain/Pearl/Sir Orfeo J. R. R. Tolkien (HarperCollins UK 0-261-10259-1, Jan ’96 [Apr ’96], £5.99, viii+158pp, tp, cover by John Howe) Reprint (Allen & Unwin 1975) collection of 3 epic poems, translated by Tolkien from mediaeval English. Edited and with an Introduction by Christopher Tolkien.

Worldwar: Striking the Balance Harry Turtledove (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-68490-9, Dec ’96 [Nov ’96], £16.99, 515pp, hc) [Worldwar] Alternate-world SF novel. Third in the series about alien invasion during World War II. Simultaneous with the US (Del Rey) edition.

Worldwar: Upsetting the Balance Harry Turtledove (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-66697-8, Mar ’96 [Apr ’96], £16.99, 468pp, hc) [Worldwar] Reprint (Del Rey 1996) SF novel. Third in the series. [First U.K. edition]

Worldwar: Upsetting the Balance Harry Turtledove (NEL 0-340-66698-6, Aug ’96, £5.99, 468pp, pb) [Worldwar] Reprint (Del Rey 1996) alternate-world SF novel, third in the series.

Panther in Argyll Lisa Tuttle (Mammoth 0-7497-2734-9, May ’96, £3.99, 186pp, pb) Young-adult fantasy novel. Simultaneous with the Methuen hardcover edition.

C.L. Moore & Henry Kuttner: A Marriage of Souls and Talent Virgil Utter, Gordon Benson, Jr. & Phil Stephensen-Payne (Galactic Central Publications 1-871133-44-0, Apr ’96 [May ’96], £6.00, 142pp, tp) Fourth (revised) edition of a primary and secondary bibliography of C.L. Moore & Henry Kuttner. [C. L. Moore]

Star Trek: Killing Time Della Van Hise (Titan 1-85286-309-9, Apr ’96 [Mar ’96], £4.99, 311pp, pb, cover by Boris Vallejo) [Star Trek] Reissue (Pocket 1985) Star Trek novelisation. Fourth printing.

Bloodlines Marian Veevers (Gollancz 0-575-06196-0, Jun ’96 [May ’96], £16.99, 270pp, hc, cover by Dan Crisp) Dark fantasy novel. The interwined lives of 3 women: an actress in 1996, a maid accused of witchcraft in 1606, and Lady Macbeth herself in 1057. A first novel.

Companions of the Night Vivian Vande Velde (Hodder Children’s Books 0-340-68300-7, Dec ’96, £3.99, 212pp, pb, cover by Paul Hunt) Reprint (Harcourt Brace 1995) young-adult vampire romance novel. [First U.K. edition]

World of Darkness: Werewolf: Conspicuous Consumption Stewart von Allmen (Boxtree 0-7522-0325-8, Apr ’96, £5.99, 260pp, pb, cover by John Cobb) [World of Darkness: Werewolf] Reprint (HarperPrism 1995) novelisation based on the role-playing fantasy card game, “Werewolf: The Apocalypse”. Copyrighted by White Wolf Fiction. [First U.K. edition]

The Sirens of Titan Kurt Vonnegut (Indigo 0-575-40023-4, Apr ’96, £5.99, 224pp, tp, cover by Gary Day-Ellison) Reprint (Dell 1959) humorous SF classic.

Old Man’s Beard: Fifteen Disturbing Tales H. R. Wakefield (Ash-Tree Press 1-899562-12-5, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], £19.00, xxi+146pp, hc, cover by Paul Lowe) Reprint (Appleton 1929 as Others Who Returned) collection of ghost / supernatural stories, with a new Introduction by Barbara Roden. Limited to 400 numbered copies. A world-wide edition available in the US for $31.00.

They Return at Evening H. R. Wakefield (Ash-Tree Press 1-899562-06-0, Oct ’95 [Jul ’96], £18.50, xvi+156pp, hc, cover by Paul Lowe) Reprint (Appleton 1928) collection of ten ghost stories, with a new introduction by Barbara Roden. Limited to 300 numbered copies. Available from Ashcroft, 2 Abbottsford Drive, Penyfford, Chester CH4 0JG. Issued in 1995, but not seen until now.

22nd Century Blues Steve Walker (Coronet 0-340-66663-3, Jul ’96 [Jun ’96], £5.99, 371pp, pb) [Twenty-First Century Blues] Humorous SF novel, sequel to Twenty-First Century Blues. Subtitled “The Book of the Century, Being the Life and Incredible Times of Muggeridge Chaffinch, who left England during the Final Days of the Anita Government to Travel Far into the Stars, First as Prefect of HMS Billingsgate, later as Archbishop of Bunnyland, Written in the Year 2199 on the Planet Cats-by-Nowhere, Witnessed and with a Prologue and Footnotes by J.W. Mathis, False Man”. Soon to be a Radio Series.

The Castle of Otranto: A Gothic Story Horace Walpole (Oxford University Press 0-19-282351-5, Sep ’96 [Oct ’96], £3.99, xxxviii+125pp, tp, cover by John Singleton Copley) Reprint (Thos. Lownds 1764 as The Castle of Otranto, A Story) gothic fantasy novel. Edited by W.S. Lewis, with an introduction and notes by E.J. Clery, this is the 1798 text of a seminal novel first published as a translation “by William Marshall from the original Italian by Onuphrio Muralto”.

Wonder Tales ed. Marina Warner (Vintage UK 0-09-973591-1, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], £7.99, 244pp, tp, cover by Paula Rego) Reprint (Chatto & Windus 1994) fantasy anthology of six adult French fairy tales from the classic period, newly translated. Edited and with an Introduction by Warner.

The Dark Blood of Poppies Freda Warrington (Pan 0-330-33850-1, Dec ’96, £5.99, 595pp, pb) [Blood Wine] Reprint (Macmillan UK 1995) dark fantasy novel. Third in the “Blood” vampire series.

Dark Cathedral Freda Warrington (Signet Creed 0-45-118402-5, Mar ’96, £5.99, 519pp, pb) [Dark Cathedral] Dark fantasy novel. Brother and sister become opponents in a diabolical battle for the female spirit of Earth.

Hard Questions Ian Watson (Gollancz 0-575-06189-8, Jun ’96, £16.99, 288pp, hc) SF thriller about a conference on the human mind, and a quantum computer that touches alternate worlds.

Mennyms Alive Sylvia Waugh (Julia MacRae 1-85-681612-5, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], £9.99, 222pp, hc, cover by Patrick Benson) [Mennyms] Young-adult fantasy novel. Fifth and last in the series about a family of dolls who masquerade as human.

Mennyms Under Siege Sylvia Waugh (Red Fox 0-09-955761-4, Aug ’96 [Jul ’96], £2.99, 220pp, pb, cover by Patrick Benson) [Mennyms] Reprint (Julia MacRae 1995) young-adult fantasy novel. Third in the series.

Star Trek: The Covenant of the Crown Howard Weinstein (Titan 1-85286-131-2, Apr ’96 [May ’96], £4.99, 191pp, pb) [Star Trek] Reissue (Timescape 1981) Star Trek novelisation. Second printing.

The Knights of the Black Earth Margaret Weis & Don Perrin (Vista 0-575-60037-3, Aug ’96, £5.99, 383pp, pb, cover by Les Edwards) [Mag Force 7] Reprint (Roc 1995) SF novel. First in a series.

The Knights of the Black Earth Volume II: Robot Blues Margaret Weis & Don Perrin (Gollancz 0-575-06168-5, Aug ’96, £16.99, 382pp, hc, cover by Les Edwards) [Mag Force 7] SF novel, second in the series.

The Roaches Have No King Daniel Evan Weiss (High Risk Books 1-85242-326-9, Aug ’96 [Sep ’96], £8.99, 249pp, tp) Reissue (Black Swan 1990 as Unnatural Selection) literary fantasy novel. Bizarre tale of intelligent cockroaches. Title is that of the 1994 US edition.

The Lost Runes Jane Welch (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648200-7, Oct ’96, £5.99, 609pp, pb, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Runespell Trilogy] Fantasy novel. A sequel to The Runes of War.

Siren Song Sue Welford (Scholastic UK 0-590-13386-1, Feb ’96 [Mar ’96], £3.99, 192pp, pb, cover by David Wyatt) Young-adult SF novel. A young emigree to a distant planet gets entangled in its hidden past, and uncertain future. In the ‘Point SF’ series.

Exile’s Challenge Angus Wells (Millennium 1-85798-469-2, Oct ’96 [Sep ’96], £9.99, 440pp, tp) [Exiles Saga] Fantasy novel. Sequel to Exile’s Children. A hardcover edition (-468-4, £16.99) is also available.

Exile’s Children Angus Wells (Millennium 0-75280-633-9, Jan ’96 [Dec ’95], £10.99, 582pp, tp, cover by Mick Posen) [Exiles Saga] Fantasy novel. Destined to be driven from their lands, the People’s only hope lies with three misfits. A hardcover edition (1-85798-289-4, £16.99) is also available. Simultaneous with the US (Bantam Spectra) edition.

Exile’s Children Angus Wells (Orion 1-85798-304-1, May ’96 [Apr ’96], £5.99, 582pp, pb, cover by Mick Posen) [Exiles Saga] Reprint (Millennium 1996) fantasy novel.

The Science Fiction: Volume 2 H. G. Wells (J.M. Dent 0-460-87767-4, May ’96 [Jul ’96], £20.00, 673pp, hc, cover by Andrea Purdie) SF omnibus.

Science Fiction: Volume 2 H. G. Wells (Phoenix Giant 1-85799-434-5, Aug ’96 [Jun ’96], £12.99, 673pp, tp, cover by Cyril Power) Reprint (Dent 1996) SF omnibus of The Invisible Man, When the Sleeper Wakes and The Shape of Things To Come.

Empire of the Ants Bernard Werber (Bantam UK 0-593-03385-X, Feb ’96 [Apr ’96], £9.99, 275pp, tp) Literary fantasy novel. Translated from the French (Les Fourmis, Albin Michel, 1991) by Margaret Rocques.

The Devil on the Road Robert Westall (Macmillan Children’s Books 0-330-34064-6, Jan ’96 [Jul ’96], £3.99, 265pp, pb, cover by Barry Jones) Reprint (Macmillan 1978) young-adult fantasy novel. Motorcyclist is hurled back to 17th centruy.

The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton Edith Wharton (Virago 1-86049-122-7, Jan ’96 [Mar ’96], £6.99, 270pp, tp, cover by John Atkinson Grimshaw) Reprint (Scribner’s 1973) collection of 11 ghost stories, plus an introduction and postscript by the author. [First U.K. edition]

The Ghost-Feeler: Stories of Terror and the Supernatural Edith Wharton (Peter Owen 0-7206-0996-8, Aug ’96, £16.50, 188pp, hc, cover by Thomi Wroblewski) Collection of nine stories, many appearing for the first time since their original magazine publication. Edited and with an introduction by Peter Haining.

The Once and Future King T. H. White (HarperCollins UK 0-00-648301-1, Dec ’96 [Nov ’96], £7.99, 825pp, tp, cover by John Howe) [Once and Future King] Fantasy omnibus of the 5 Arthur books. The first edition to include The Book of Merlyn. Adds an Afterword by Sylvia Townsend Warner.

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