The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Forgotten Realms: The Simbul’s Gift Lynn Abbey (TSR 0-7869-0763-0, Oct ’97 [Nov ’97], $5.99, 313pp, tp, cover by Todd Lockwood) [Forgotten Realms: Nobles] Novelization based on the role-playing game. Sixth in the ’Nobles’ series. Copyrighted by TSR.

The World of Darkness: Dark Tyrants ed. Justin Achilli & Rob Hatch (White Wolf 1-56504-868-7, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $12.99, 254pp, tp) [World of Darkness] Original anthology of 13 stories loosely based on the “Vampire: The Dark Ages” role-playing game. Copyrighted by White Wolf.

Forrest J Ackerman’s World of Science Fiction Forrest J Ackerman (General Publishing Group 1-57544-069-5, Nov ’97 [Dec ’97], $30.00, 240pp, hc) Non-fiction, a photographic history of SF in print and film. Foreword by John Landis, preface by A.E. van Vogt. Available from General Publishing Group, 2701 Ocean Park Blvd Suite 140, Santa Monica CA 90405; 310-314-4000.

Ackermanthology! ed. Forrest J Ackerman (General Publishing Group 1-57544-056-3, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $12.95, 302pp, tp, cover by Frank Kelly Freas) Anthology of 65 short-short SF stories. Authors include Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, A. Merritt, H.G. Wells, and many little-known or completely unknown authors. The introduction is by John Landis. Available from General Publishing Group, 2701 Ocean Park Blvd Suite 140, Santa Monica CA 90405; 310-314-4000.

Animated Objects Linda Addison (Space & Time 0-917053-09-5, Oct ’97 [Nov ’97], $7.95, 110pp, tp) Collection of six stories and 38 poems, plus journal entries. Introduction by Barry N. Malzberg. A hardcover edition (-10-9, $14.95) was announced but not seen. Order from Space & Time, 138 West 70th St 4B, New York NY 10023-4468; add $1.50 postage.

Time Machines: The Best Time Travel Stories Ever Written ed. Bill Adler, Jr. (Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0493-4, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], $24.00, 382pp, hc) Anthology of 22 stories about time travel. Authors include Jack Finney, Ray Bradbury, Connie Willis, Isaac Asimov.

The Cockatrice Boys Joan Aiken (Tor 0-312-86390-X, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $12.95, 221pp, tp, cover by Jason Van Hollander) Reprint (Gollancz 1996) young-adult fantasy novel.

Cold Shoulder Road Joan Aiken (Dell Yearling 0-440-41341-9, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $4.50, 283pp, pb, cover by Edward Gorey) [Alternate England; James III] Reprint (Jonathan Cape 1995) young-adult fantasy novel, the eighth book in the alternate-history series featuring the Twite family.

New Altars ed. Dawn Albright & Sandra J. Hutchinson (Angelus Press 0-9648653-6-X, Feb ’97 [Apr ’97], $14.95, 231pp, tp) Original anthology of 19 SF and fantasy stories and two poems about spirituality and religion. Four stories and one poem are reprints. Authors include Nancy Etchemendy, Tom Piccirilli, Darrell Schweitzer, and Mary Turzillo. Introduction by Katherine Kurtz. Order from Angelus Press, 1021 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington MA 02174.

The Haunting of Cassie Palmer Vivien Alcock (Houghton Mifflin 0-395-81653-X, Apr ’97 [Jun ’97], $6.95, 187pp, pb, cover by Barbara McClintock) Reprint (Methuen 1980) young-adult ghost story.

The Red-Eared Ghosts Vivien Alcock (Houghton Mifflin 0-395-81660-2, Apr ’97 [Jun ’97], $15.95, 264pp, hc) Young-adult novel of time travel and alternate worlds, described by the author as a time fantasy. Young Mary Frewin sees ghosts, and follows them to an alternate England afflicted by timequakes. First American edition (Methuen Children’s Books 1996).

Encounter with Tiber Buzz Aldrin & John Barnes (Warner Aspect 0-446-60404-6, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $6.50, 640pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton; Warner Aspect 1996) SF novel.

The Arkadians Lloyd Alexander (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-038073-6, May ’97, $4.99, 272pp, pb, cover by Steve Johnson & Lou Fancher) Reprint (Dutton 1995) young-adult fantasy set in a society based on ancient Greece.

The Black Cauldron Lloyd Alexander (Dell Yearling Newbery 0-440-22743-7, Jun ’97, $2.69, 220pp, pb, cover by Jody Lee) [Chronicles of Prydain] Reprint (Holt, Rinehart & Winston 1965) young-adult fantasy novel, second book of the “Chronicles of Prydain”. This is a promotional edition, marked “Special low price” on the cover. This is the first Dell Yearling Newbery edition, with a new ISBN; previous Dell Yearling reissues were up to at least the 23rd printing.

The Iron Ring Lloyd Alexander (Penguin/Dutton 0-525-45597-3, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $16.99, 283pp, hc, cover by Jane Ray) Young-adult fantasy set in mythic India.

Westmark Lloyd Alexander (Dell/Laurel-Leaf 0-440-99731-3, 1997 [Feb ’97], $3.99, 190pp, pb) [Westmark] Reissue (Dutton 1981) young-adult fantasy novel, book one of the “Westmark” trilogy; 16th printing.

The Wizard in the Tree Lloyd Alexander (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-038801-X, Jan ’98 [Dec ’97], $4.50, 138pp, tp, cover by Dan Craig) Reprint (Dutton 1975) young-adult fantasy novel, with illustrations by Laszlo Kubinyi.

Spirits Walking Woman Margaret Allan (Penguin/Onyx 0-451-19039-4, Jan ’98 [Dec ’97], $5.99, 410pp, pb) Prehistorical novel of an Olmec woman with special powers. Allan is a pen name for William Quick.

Isaac Asimov’s Caliban Roger MacBride Allen (Ace 0-441-00482-2, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $5.99, 312pp, pb, cover by Ralph McQuarrie) [Robot] Reprint (Ace 1993) SF novel, first in the series based on Asimov’s robot novels. Packaged and Copyrighted by Byron Preiss Visual Publications.

Isaac Asimov’s Utopia Roger MacBride Allen (SFBC #14692, Feb ’97 [Jan ’97], $8.98, 351pp, hc, cover by Bruce Jensen) [Robot] Reprint (Orion 1996) SF novel, third book of the “Caliban” series continuing the late Isaac Asimov’s “Robot” series. Packaged and copyrighted by Byron Preiss Visual Publications. This hardcover edition is otherwise similar to the Ace trade paperback edition. It lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Journeys Vergie Allen (Commonwealth Publications 1-55197-067-8, 1996 [Feb ’97], $4.99, 309pp, pb) SF novel with mystic elements. A troubleshooter tries to restore order on a quake- and war-torn planet. Copyrighted 1995; the copyright page indicates this is a 1996 edition; not seen until now. Commonwealth Publications, 9764-45th Ave, Edmonton AB Canada T6E 5C5; orders 800-491-7737;

Going Through the Gate Janet S. Anderson (Penguin/Dutton 0-525-45836-0, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $15.99, 134pp, hc, cover by Elizabeth Sayles) Young-adult fantasy novel. Secret sixth-grade graduation rites involve animals, magic, and a 25-year-old mystery. A first novel.

The X-Files: Antibodies Kevin J. Anderson (HarperPrism 0-06-105289-2, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $22.00, 277pp, hc) [X-Files] Novelization, fifth in the series of “original novels” based on the TV show. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

The X-Files: Antibodies Kevin J. Anderson (SFBC #18264, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $10.98, 211pp, hc, cover by Tony Mauro) [X-Files] Reprint (HarperPrism 1997) novelization, the fifth based on the TV show. This is similar to the HarperPrism edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The X-Files: Ruins Kevin J. Anderson (HarperPrism 0-06-105736-3, Feb ’97 [Jan ’97], $5.99, 264pp, pb, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [X-Files] Reprint (HarperPrism 1996) novelization. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film.

Fallout Kevin J. Anderson & Doug Beason (Ace 0-441-00425-3, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], $5.99, 303pp, pb, cover by Doug Struthers) [Virtual Destruction] SF thriller, sequel to Virtual Destruction. An extremist militia group invades the device assembly facility at a nuclear test site.

Ignition Kevin J. Anderson & Doug Beason (Tor/Forge 0-312-86270-9, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], $23.95, 320pp, hc, cover by Gary Ruddell) Associatonal space-program thriller. Terrorists hold a historic shuttle launch hostage. First US edition (Hodder & Stoughton 1996).

Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights: Delusions of Grandeur Kevin J. Anderson & Rebecca Moesta (Boulevard 1-57297-272-6, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $5.99, 218pp, pb, cover by Dave Dorman) [Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights] Young-adult Star Wars novelization, ninth in the series. Copyrighted by Lucasfilm.

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