The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Yon Ill Wind Piers Anthony (Tor 0-812-55510-4, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $6.99, 340pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Xanth] Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1996) humorous fantasy novel, 20th in the “Xanth” series.

Spider Legs Piers Anthony & Clifford A. Pickover (Tor 0-312-86465-5, Jan ’98 [Dec ’97], $22.95, 301pp, hc, cover by Latif Kazbekov) SF novel. Mutant creatures rise from the ocean.

The Gaia Websters Kim Antieau (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45511-8, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $12.95, 230pp, tp, cover by Donato Giancola) Post-holocaust SF novel of a woman with strange healing powers and inexplicable nightmares.

Jigsaw Woman Kim Antieau (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45606-8, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $5.99, 340pp, pb, cover by Donato Giancola) Reprint (Roc 1996 as The Jigsaw Woman) fantasy novel. A manufactured woman wants a life of her own.

The Best Japanese Science Fiction Stories ed. John L. Apostolou & Martin H. Greenberg (Barricade Books 1-56980-124-X, Oct ’97, $9.95, 176pp, tp) Reprint (Dembner 1989) anthology of 13 SF stories translated from the Japanese. Authors include Kobo Abe, Shinichi Hoshi, Ryo Hanmura, and Sako Komatsu. There is an introduction by Apostolou, and a foreword by consulting editor Grania Davis, who with Judith Merril was part of the group that translated many of the stories. A reading list of Japanese SF in English is included. Barricade Books, 150 Fifth Ave, Suite 700, New York NY 10011.

Predator: Cold War Nathan Archer (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57493-0, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $4.99, 265pp, pb, cover by John Boton) [Predator] Novelization based on the SF movie and Dark Horse Comics series. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

Catch the Lightning Catherine Asaro (Tor 0-812-55102-8, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $5.99, 309pp, pb, cover by Peter Bollinger) [Skolian Empire] Reprint (Tor 1996) SF novel set in the “Skolian Empire”, sequel to Primary Inversion.

The Last Hawk Catherine Asaro (Tor 0-312-86044-7, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $25.95, 447pp, hc, cover by Ron Walotsky) [Skolian Empire] SF novel of the “Skolian Empire”. The heir to the throne crashes on a proscribed planet and is held captive by women.

The Chronicles of the Round Table ed. Mike Ashley (Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0464-0, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $12.95, 451pp, tp, cover by Julek Heller) Original anthology of 23 Arthurian stories, four reprints, plus an interview with Marion Zimmer Bradley conducted by Parke Godwin. Authors include Brian Stableford, Phyllis Ann Karr, and Peter Tremayne. There is a foreword by Vera Chapman and introduction by Ashley. First US edition (Raven 1997).

Classical Whodunnits ed. Mike Ashley (Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0418-7, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $9.95, 374pp, tp) Associational anthology of 20 stories, 15 of them original, by Brian Stableford, Phyllis Ann Karr, and Darrell Schweitzer, and other fantasy authors. Preface by Steven Saylor. First US edition (Past Times 1996).

The Mammoth Book of Fairy Tales ed. Mike Ashley (Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0475-6, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $10.95, 628pp, tp, cover by Frederick Goodall) Anthology of 56 stories, four original. Authors include Walter de la Mare, Lewis Carroll, Louise Cooper, and Nancy Springer. First American edition (Robinson/Raven 1997).

The Random House Book of Fantasy Stories ed. Mike Ashley (Random House 0-679-88528-5, 1997 [Jun ’97], $9.99, 403pp, tp, cover by Neal McPheeters) Reprint (Robinson 1996 as Fantasy Stories) young-adult anthology of 27 stories (three excerpts from longer works) of fantasy. Authors include Diana Wynne Jones, Lord Dunsany, Joan Aiken, and Neil Gaiman. Introduction by Gary Kilworth. Interior illustrations by Doublas Carrell.

The Random House Book of Science Fiction Stories ed. Mike Ashley (Random House 0-679-88527-7, 1997 [Jun ’97], $9.99, 402pp, tp, cover by Neal McPheeters) Reprint (Robinson 1996 as Space Stories) young-adult anthology of 25 stories, eight original and two revised from previous versions. Authors include Stephen Baxter, John Russell Fearn, Eric Brown, and Simon Clark.

Shakespearean Whodunnits ed. Mike Ashley (Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0482-9, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $10.95, 422pp, tp) Associational original anthology of 25 stories, one a reprint. Authors include Tom Holt, Stephen Baxter, Patricia A. McKillip, and Louise Cooper. First US edition (Raven 1997).

Fabulous Beasts Malcolm Ashman & Joyce Hargreaves (SFBC #17879, Nov ’97, $19.98, 112pp, hc, cover by Malcolm Ashman) Art book depicting mythical beasts from around the world, illustrated by Ashman with text by Hargreaves. This is the only hardcover edition and has ISBN 0-87951-816-2; there is no price or SFBC number printed on the jacket. First US edition (Paper Tiger 1997); simultaneous with the Overlook Press trade paperback.

Fabulous Beasts Malcolm Ashman & Joyce Hargreaves (Overlook Press 0-87951-779-4, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], $24.95, 112pp, tp, cover by Malcolm Ashman) Art book, with illustrations of mythical creatures by Ashman, and textual descriptions by Hargreaves. First US edition (Paper Tiger 1997); simultaneous with the SFBC hardcover edition.

Project FarCry Pauline Ashwell (Tor 0-812-55167-2, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $10.99, 435pp, tp, cover by Gary Ruddell) Reprint (Tor 1995) SF quasi-novel from five stories. A telepath meets aliens.

Magic Isaac Asimov (HarperPrism 0-06-105412-7, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $5.99, 305pp, pb) Reprint (HarperPrism 1996) collection of fantasy stories and essays.

Isaac Asimov Presents the Best Science Fiction Firsts ed. Isaac Asimov, Charles G. Waugh & Martin H. Greenberg (Barnes & Noble 0-7607-0254-3, Jul ’96 [Mar ’97], $6.98, 249pp, hc, cover by Erich Schrempp) Reprint (Beaufort 1984) anthology of 12 innovative SF stories. This is an instant remainder edition.

Norby and the Terrified Taxi Janet Asimov (Walker 0-8027-8642-1, Sep ’97 [Oct ’97], $15.95, 125pp, hc, cover by Dan Picasso) [Norby] Young-adult SF novel, 11th in the “Norby” series.

Spider-Man and Iron Man: Doom’s Day 2: Sabotage Pierce Askegren & Danny Fingeroth (Boulevard 1-57297-235-1, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], $5.99, 308pp, pb, cover by Vince Evans) [Spider-Man] Novelization based on the comic-book characters. Packaged by Byron Preiss Multimedia; copyrighted by Marvel Characters, Inc.

Project: Maldon Chris Atack (Baen 0-671-87786-0, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $5.99, 375pp, pb, cover by Gary Ruddell) SF novel. An artificial intelligence named Helen is designed to direct mankind away from armageddon. A first novel.

The Dragon and the Unicorn A. A. Attanasio (HarperPrism 0-06-105779-7, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $6.50, 539pp, pb, cover by Danilo Ducak) [Arthor] Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1994) Arthurian fantasy novel.

The Eagle and the Sword A. A. Attanasio (HarperPrism 0-06-109298-3, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $14.00, 340pp, tp, cover by Danilo Ducak) [Arthor] Arthurian fantasy novel, sequel to The Dragon and the Unicorn. First US edition (Hodder & Stoughton 1995 as Arthor).

The Eagle and the Sword A. A. Attanasio (SFBC #17023, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], $11.98, 340pp, hc, cover by Danilo Ducak) [Arthor] Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1996 as Arthor) Arthurian fantasy novel, sequel to The Dragon and the Unicorn. This is similar to the HarperPrism trade paperback edition; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Our Vampires, Ourselves Nina Auerbach (University of Chicago Press 0-226-03202-7, Mar ’97 [Apr ’97], $12.95, 231pp, tp) Reprint (University of Chicago Press 1996) non-fiction, critical examination of the way vampire literature reflects social changes. Order from University of Chicago Press, Order Dept., 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago IL 60628; 800-621-2736.

Dracula: Authoritative Text, Contexts, Reviews and Reactions, Dramatic and Film Variations, Criticism. ed. Nina Auerbach & David J. Skal (Norton 0-393-97012-4, Jan ’97 [Feb ’97], $9.95, 488pp, tp) Annotated critical edition of the Bram Stoker’s classic vampire story, gathering critical essays and reviews. The text follows the 1897 Constable edition, with minor corrections. There is a chronology of Stoker’s life, and a selected bibliography.

Star Wars: Splinter of the Mind’s Eye Terry Austin (Dark Horse Comics 1-56971-223-9, Dec ’96 [Jan ’97], $14.95, unpaginated, tp, cover by Duncan Fegredo) [Star Wars] Graphic novelization of the book by Alan Dean Foster, based on the movies. Art by Terry Austin and Chris Sprouse. Introduction by Alan Dean Foster. This collects issues 1-4 of the comics adaptation. Star Wars copyrighted by Lucasfilm; “All other material” copyrighted by Dark Horse.

Deathlands: Demons of Eden James Axler (Worldwide Library Gold Eagle 0-373-62537-5, May ’97, $5.50, 338pp, pb, cover by Herring) [Deathlands] Post-holocaust SF adventure novel. Copyrighted by Worldwide Library.

Deathlands: Nightmare Passage James Axler (Worldwide Library Gold Eagle 0-373-62540-5, Jan ’98 [Dec ’97], $5.50, 349pp, pb, cover by Herring) [Deathlands] Post-holocaust SF adventure novel. Ryan Cawdor finds an Ancient Egyptian settlement in a California desert. Copyrighted by Worldwide Library.

Deathlands: Skydark James Axler (Worldwide Library Gold Eagle 0-373-62536-7, Mar ’97, $5.50, 346pp, pb) [Deathlands] Post-holocaust SF adventure novel. Ryan Cawdor faces an army of mutants. Copyrighted by Worldwide Library.

Deathlands: The Mars Arena James Axler (Worldwide Library Gold Eagle 0-373-62538-3, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], $5.50, 348pp, pb, cover by Herring) [Deathlands] Post-holocaust SF adventure novel. Ryan Cawdor searches for the remains of a crashed space station. Copyrighted by Worldwide Library.

Deathlands: Watersleep James Axler (Worldwide Library Gold Eagle 0-373-62539-1, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $5.50, 347pp, pb, cover by Herring) [Deathlands] Post-holocaust SF adventure novel. Copyrighted by Worldwide Library.

Outlanders: Exile to Hell [by Mark Ellis] James Axler (Worldwide Library Gold Eagle 0-373-63814-0, Jun ’97, $5.50, 342pp, pb) [Outlanders] Post-holocaust SF adventure novel. First book in a new series, by the author of the “Deathlands” series. Copyrighted by Worldwide Library.

The Lost Jonathan Aycliffe (HarperPrism 0-06-105483-6, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], $5.50, 264pp, pb) Reprint (HarperPrism 1996) horror novel. A teacher discovers he’s inherited more than just a castle in Transylvania. The author also writes as Daniel Easterman; the copyright is by Denis MacEoin.

Ghor, Kin-Slayer ed. Jonathan Bacon (Necronomicon Press 0-940884-91-7, Aug ’97 [Sep ’97], $8.95, 176pp, tp, cover by Robert H. Knox) Anthology/novel based on an unfinished story by Robert E. Howard, with a different author writing each of the 17 chapters. The first 12 chapters were published in the magazine Fantasy Crossroads; the remainder appear here for the first time. Authors include Karl Edward Wagner, Michael Moorcock, and Marion Zimmer Bradley. Available from Necronomicon Press, PO Box 1304, West Warwick RI 02893.

Saint Mark Bailey (Jove 0-515-12173-8, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $6.99, 406pp, pb) Near-future thriller of genetic engineering. The Pope lets scientists use Saint Peter’s remains for DNA research, but the resurrected saint escapes with an assassin on his tail.

Chaos Come Again Wilhelmina Baird (Ace 0-441-00479-2, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $5.99, 330pp, pb, cover by Bruce Jensen) [Crashcourse] Reprint (Ace 1996) SF novel, set in the same universe as the “Crashcourse” series. Baird is a pseudonym for Joyce Hutchinson.

Checkmate Eric T. Baker (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45661-0, Jan ’98 [Dec ’97], $5.99, 334pp, pb, cover by Romas Kukalis) SF novel. A security operative on a colony ship is forced to betray his own corrupt squad.

Lives of the Monster Dogs Kirsten Bakis (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 0-374-18987-0, Feb ’97, $23.00, 291pp, hc, cover by Debra Lill) Literary SF/satirical novel about a race of intelligent monster dogs in NYC in 2008. A first novel.

Mathemagics Margaret Ball (SFBC #15303, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $8.98, 341pp, hc, cover by Larry Elmore) Reprint (Baen 1996) fantasy novel. This hardcover edition is otherwise similar to the Baen paperback edition; it lacks a price, and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

A User’s Guide to the Millennium: Essays and Reviews J. G. Ballard (St. Martin’s/Picador 0-312-15683-9, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $14.00, 304pp, tp) Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1996) associational collection of reviews and essays.

The Bridge Iain Banks (HarperPrism 0-06-105358-9, Feb ’97 [Jan ’97], $10.00, 245pp, tp, cover by John Ennis) Reprint (Macmillan UK 1986) literary fantasy/hallucinatory novel. The author writes SF as Iain M. Banks.

Excession Iain M. Banks (Bantam Spectra 0-553-37460-5, Feb ’97 [Jan ’97], $12.95, 390pp, tp, cover by Paul Youll) [Culture] Space opera novel in “The Culture” series. First US edition (Orbit 1996).

Excession Iain M. Banks (SFBC #15598, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $10.98, 390pp, hc, cover by Paul Youll) [Culture] Reprint (Orbit 1996) space opera novel in “The Culture” series. This hardcover edition is otherwise similar to the Bantam Spectra trade paperback edition. This lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Player of Games Iain M. Banks (HarperPrism 0-06-105356-2, Feb ’97 [Jan ’97], $10.00, 295pp, tp, cover by John Ennis) [Culture] Reprint (Macmillan UK 1988) SF novel in the universe of “The Culture.”

Angela and Diabola Lynne Reid Banks (Avon 0-380-97562-9, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $14.00, 163pp, hc, cover by Debra Spina Dixon) Young-adult fantasy novel about a pair of sisters with psychic powers, one pure good, the other pure evil.

Melusine Lynne Reid Banks (Avon Flare 0-380-79135-8, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $4.50, 248pp, pb) Reprint (Hamilton 1988) young-adult fantasy novel.

Capolan Nick Bantock (Chronicle Books 0-8118-1545-5, Jun ’97 [Apr ’97], $18.95, 48pp, bx) Art book. Weird and beautiful boxed set of cards, stamps, and guidebook for an imaginary country.

The Forgetting Room Nick Bantock (HarperCollins 0-00-225176-0, 1997 [Oct ’97], $22.00, 106pp, hc) Illustrated literary fantasy novella. A man inherits his grandfather’s home and finds a surreal puzzle involving alchemy, revenge, and Moorish legend.

Destination Mars: In Art, Myth and Science Jay Barbree, Martin Caidin & Susan Wright (Penguin US 0-670-86020-4, Jun ’97 [Jul ’97], $29.95, 228pp, hc) Non-fiction book about Mars in myth, science, and SF, with chapters on topics such as “Space Opera” and “Origins of Science Fiction”, with special attention to authors including Edgar Rice Burroughs, H.G. Wells, Ray Bradbury, and Philip K. Dick.

Imajica Clive Barker (HarperPrism 0-06-105371-6, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], $15.00, 823pp, tp, cover by Kirk Reinhert) Reprint (HarperCollins 1991) dark fantasy novel.

Sacrament Clive Barker (HarperPaperbacks 0-06-109199-5, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], $6.99, 605pp, pb, cover by Phil Heffernan) Reprint (HarperCollins 1996) fantasy novel.

The Thief of Always Clive Barker (HarperPaperbacks 0-06-105769-X, Mar ’97, $3.99, 226pp, tp, cover by Kirk Reinert) Reprint (HarperCollins 1992) young-adult dark fantasy novel.

Caesar’s Bicycle John Barnes (HarperPrism 0-06-105661-8, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $5.99, 296pp, pb, cover by Vincent DiFate) [Timeline Wars] SF alternate-history novel, third in the “Timeline Wars” series.

One for the Morning Glory John Barnes (Tor 0-812-55160-5, Feb ’97 [Jan ’97], $5.99, 319pp, pb, cover by Charles Vess) Reprint (Tor 1996) humorous fantasy novel.

The Timeline Wars John Barnes (SFBC #17848, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $14.98, 682pp, hc, cover by Vincent Di Fate) [Timeline Wars] Omnibus of three novels: Patton’s Spaceship, Washington’s Dirigible, and Caesar’s Bicycle (all HarperPrism 1997). This is a special Guild America edition, ISBN 1-56865-461-8; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Washington’s Dirigible John Barnes (HarperPrism 0-06-105660-X, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $5.99, 327pp, pb, cover by Vincent DiFate) [Timeline Wars] SF men’s adventure novel, book two in the “Timeline Wars” series.

Blood Brothers Steven Barnes (Tor 0-812-54807-8, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $6.99, 405pp, pb) Reprint (Tor 1996) dark fantasy novel of ancient African sorcery and contemporary racism.

What Fantastic Fiction Do I Read Next? A Reader’s Guide to Recent Fantastic Fiction ed. Neil Barron (Gale Research 0-7876-1866-7, Oct ’97 [Nov ’97], $89.00, 1679pp, hc) Non-fiction. A gathering of brief descriptions of books published from 1989-1996, plus multiple indexes: by title, author, story type, locale, character, character description, or time period. Limited to new or recently reprinted works, many classics are missing; series are often represented only by later novels, with no reference to earlier works even in the “Series” index. Award winners (Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, etc., but not Locus) are also listed, for the years 1989-1996.

The Seven Songs of Merlin T. A. Barron (Putnam/Philomel 0-399-23019-X, Sep ’97, $19.95, 306pp, hc, cover by Mike Wimmer) [Lost Years of Merlin] Young-adult Arthurian fantasy, volume two in a trilogy. Young Merlin has to learn some important lessons to restore the land to life.

Alpha Centauri William Barton & Michael Capobianco (Avon 0-380-79282-6, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $13.00, 438pp, tp, cover by Chris Moore) SF novel. Terrorists plague a colony ship that is mankind’s last hope. A hardcover edition (-97511-4, $23.00) is also available.

Living Real James C. Bassett (HarperPrism 0-06-105729-0, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], $5.50, 326pp, pb, cover by Peter Gudynas) SF novel. A cybergenius finds a crack in cyberspace. Probably a first novel.

Spires of Spirit Gael Baudino (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45568-1, Feb ’97 [Jan ’97], $5.99, 291pp, pb, cover by Tom Canty) Original collection of six novelettes set in the world of Strands of Starlight, only one previously published in slightly different form.

The Marvelous Land of Oz L. Frank Baum (Dover 0-486-29686-5, Jul ’97 [Aug ’97], $1.50, 167pp, tp, cover by John R. Neill) [Oz] Reprint (Reilly & Britton 1904) young-adult fantasy. Illustrations by John R. Neill.

The Master Key L. Frank Baum (Books of Wonder 0-929605-64-0, May ’97 [Dec ’97], $11.95, 151pp, tp, cover by Nick Bruel) Reprint (1901) children’s fantasy, subtitled An Electrical Fairy Tale. A young inventor summons a genie, the Demon of Electricity. Illustrated by Nick Bruel. A limited hardcover edition (-68-3, $34.95) was announced but not seen.

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