The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Bruce Coville’s Book of Spine Tinglers: Tales to Make You Shiver ed. Bruce Coville (Scholastic/Apple 0-590-25930-X, Jan ’96, $3.99, 177pp, tp, cover by Steve Fastner) Young-adult original collection of 13 chilling stories, three reprints. Packaged and copyrighted by General Licensing Company, a Byron Preiss subsidiary. Individual story copyrights are in the authors’ names.

Olden Tales ed. Bradford M. Day (Hillsville, VA: DayStar Press, 1996, $12.00, 337pp, 8½" x 11" tp)

Chuck and Danielle Peter Dickinson (Doubleday UK, Apr ’96, 115pp, hc, cover by Kees de Kiefte) Reprint (Delacorte 1996) associational young-adult collection of seven connected stories.

The Dark Old House Tom Disch (RLB, 1996, no price, 23pp, ph) Poetry collection. Limited to 200 copies.

When I Was Your Age ed. Amy Ehrlich (Candlewick Press 1-56402-306-0, 1996, hc) YA anthology of “original stories about growing up.” Only selected associational stories listed.

The Blue Man and other stories from Wales ed. Christine Evans (Pont 1-85902-228-6, Jun ’96, £4.50, 142pp, tp, cover by Suzanne Carpenter) Reprint (Pont 1995) Anthology of 15 original contempirary/fantasy stories based in Wales. [Not seen]

Once Upon a Time: Erotic Fairy Tales for Women ed. Michael Ford (Masquerade/Richard Kasak 1-56333-449-6, Nov ’96, $12.95, 370pp, tp, cover by Dennis Calero) Original anthology of 27 erotic fairy tales. Authors include Francesca Lia Block, Cecilia Tan, and Christa Faust. Order from Masquerade Books, 801 2nd Ave, New York NY 10017; credit card orders 800-375-2356; add $1.50 postage.

Winter Warriors David Gemmell (Birmingham Science Fiction Group, Nov ’96, £3.00, 17pp, ph, cover by Dave Mooring) [Drenai] Original extract from the forthcoming fantasy novel of the same name. Issued in a limited edition of 300 numbered copies, to coincide with Gemmell’s Guest of Honour appearance at Novacon 26.

Scottish Ghost Stories ed. Giles Gordon (Random House UK/Senate 1-85958-483-7, 1996, 194pp, tp) Reprint (Hamish Hamilton 1976 as Prevailing Spirits) anthology of 12 ghost stories.

Great Irish Tales of Fantasy and Myth ed. Peter Haining (Barnes & Noble 0-7607-0380-9, 1996, $6.98, 309pp, hc) Anthology of 24 fantasy stories based on Irish myths and legends. First American edition (Souvenir Press 1994 as Great Irish Tales of the Unimaginable).

The Convulsion Factory Brian Hodge (Silver Salamander Press, Sep ’96, $35.00, 241pp, hc, cover by Dolly Nickel) Thematic collection of 12 stories based around the theme of urban decay. Limited to 300 signed copies. Also available in a leatherbound edition of 50 signed copies for $70.00.

Doctor Who: The Handbook: The Third Doctor David J. Howe & Stephen James Walker (Doctor Who Books 0-426-20486-7, Nov ’96 [Oct ’96], £4.99, 280pp, pb, cover by Alister Pearson) [Doctor Who] Associational, invaluable reference work, subtitled “The Jon Pertwee Years 1970-1974” on its cover. The late Jon Pertwee also contributes an Introduction. This is a world-wide edition, available in the US for $5.95.

Virtual Futures: Worldviews of Alternate Tomorrows Lane Jennings (OtherWorlds Press, Jul ’96, 96pp, tp) Poetry collection, each poem is followed by notes & comments. Limited edition of 300 copies.

The Sheep-Pig and Ace Dick King-Smith (Puffin 0-14-038503-7, Oct ’96, £4.99, 242pp, tp) Young-adult animal fantasy omnibus of The Sheep-Pig (Gollancz, 1983; basis of the film Babe) and its sequel Ace (Gollancz, 1990).

Strange Highways Dean Koontz (Warner 0-446-60339-2, Aug ’96 [Sep ’97], $6.99, 614pp, pb, cover by Fernando & Dangelico) Reprint (Warner 1995) collection of 14 pieces, including the original title novel and a revised version of Chase (this latter not in the original Headline edition).

Favourite Scary Stories from Graveside Al ed. Alan Maitland (Viking Penguin Canada 0-670-86863-9, 1996, C$29.99, 302pp, hc, cover by Stephen Snider) Anthology of 23 stories.

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