The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Scarecrow of Oz L. Frank Baum (Morrow/Books of Wonder 0-688-14719-4, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $22.00, 291pp, hc, cover by John R. Neill) [Oz] Reprint (1915) children’s fantasy, a “Books of Wonder hardcover classic” facsimile of the first edition. Illustrated by John R. Neill. There is an afterword by Peter Glassman.

The Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum (North-South Books/Neugebauer 1-55858-638-5, Oct ’96 [Nov ’97], $19.95, 103pp, hc, cover by Lisbeth Zwerger) [Oz] Reprint (Hill 1900 as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) children’s fantasy novel, in oversized picture-book format, with new illustrations by Lisbeth Zwerger. Includes green glasses for the Emerald City sections. This is a 1996 book, not seen until now. This may be the first English-language edition with these illustrations, which are copyrighted by Michael Neugebauer Verlag, Switzerland (North-South is an imprint of Nord-Sud, Switzerland).

Out of Body Thomas Baum (St. Martin’s 0-312-15620-0, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $22.95, 214pp, hc, cover by Shasti O’Leary) Mystery novel with psychic/supernatural elements.

Titan Stephen Baxter (HarperPrism 0-06-105259-0, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $23.00, 439pp, hc) Near-future SF novel. Determined astronauts take a cobbled-together spaceship on a one-way trip to Saturn’s moon. First US edition (Voyager 1997).

Voyage Stephen Baxter (HarperPrism 0-06-105708-8, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $6.99, 772pp, pb) Reissue (Voyager 1996) SF novel of an alternate space program leading to the first manned landing on Mars.

Prism Austin Bay (HarperPaperbacks 0-06-109597-4, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $5.99, 249pp, pb) Reprint (HarperCollins 1996) near-future technothriller of psychic agents and global conspiracy.

Giant Bones Peter S. Beagle (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45651-3, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], $11.95, 269pp, tp, cover by Tony DiTerlizzi) [world of The Inkeeper’s Song] Collection of six novellas.

Giant Bones Peter S. Beagle (SFBC #17884, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $9.98, 205pp, hc, cover by Tony DiTerlizzi) [world of The Inkeeper’s Song] Reprint (Penguin/Roc 1997) collection of six novellas. The text and cover art are the same as the Roc trade paperback edition; this lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Rhinoceros Who Quoted Nietzsche and other Odd Acquaintances Peter S. Beagle (Tachyon Publications 0-9648320-7-0, Dec ’97 [Sep ’97], $14.00, 183pp, tp, cover by Michael Dashow) Collection of seven stories and three essays, one story and one essay original to this volume, with new introductions by Beagle to the sections of essays and early stories. Introduction by Patricia A. McKillip. A hardcover edition was also announced but not seen. Tachyon Publications, 1459 18th St. #139, San Francisco CA 94107; add $2.00 shipping per book.

/Slant Greg Bear (Tor 0-312-85517-6, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $24.95, 350pp, hc, cover by Jim Burns) [Queen of Angels] SF novel of artificial intelligence, nanotech, and intrigue, sequel to Queen of Angels. First US edition (Legend 1997).

/Slant Greg Bear (SFBC #18384, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], $10.98, 396pp, hc, cover by Jim Burns) [Queen of Angels] Reprint (Legend 1997) SF novel of artificial intelligence, nanotech, and intrigue, sequel to Queen of Angels. This is similar to the Tor edition, except it lacks a price, and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Star Hatchling Margaret Bechard (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-037581-3, Nov ’97 [Dec ’97], $4.50, 152pp, tp, cover by Michael Koelsch) Reprint (Viking 1995) young-adult SF novel.

Visions of the Fantastic: Selected Essays from the Fifteenth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts ed. Allienne R. Becker (Greenwood Press 0-313-29725-8, Dec ’96 [Jan ’97], $55.00, 205pp, hc) Collection of 22 essays on fiction, theater and film, and literary theory. Order from Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, Box 5007, Westport CT 06881; credit card orders: 800-225-5800.

DragonLance: Lord Soth Edo van Belkom (TSR 0-7869-0519-0, Oct ’97 [Nov ’97], $5.99, 311pp, tp, cover by Jeff Easley) Fantasy novelization based on the roleplaying game, “The Warriors” #6. Copyrighted by TSR.

The Dark Secret of Weatherend John Bellairs (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-038006-X, Aug ’97, $3.99, 182pp, tp, cover by Edward Gorey) [Anthony Monday] Reprint (Dial 1984) young-adult fantasy novel, first in the “Anthony Monday” series.

The Revenge of the Wizard’s Ghost John Bellairs (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-038043-4, Sep ’97, $3.99, 147pp, tp, cover by Paul O. Zelinsky) [Johnny Dixon] Reprint (Dial 1985) young-adult horror novel in the “Johnny Dixon” series.

The Spell of the Sorcerer’s Skull John Bellairs (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-038044-2, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], $3.99, 170pp, tp, cover by Paul O. Zelinsky) [Johnny Dixon] Reprint (Dial 1984) young-adult fantasy novel, third in the “Johnny Dixon” series.

The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn John Bellairs (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-038009-4, Aug ’97, $3.99, 180pp, tp, cover by Edward Gorey) [Anthony Monday] Reprint (Harcourt 1978) young-adult fantasy novel, second in the “Anthony Monday” series.

The Drum, the Doll, and the Zombie John Bellairs & Brad Strickland (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-037515-5, Sep ’97, $3.99, 153pp, tp, cover by Paul O. Zelinsky) [Johnny Dixon] Reprint (Penguin/Dial 1994) young adult fantasy novel in the “Johnny Dixon” series. This was begun by Bellairs before his death, and completed by Strickland.

Foundation’s Fear Gregory Benford (HarperPrism 0-06-105243-4, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], $23.00, 425pp, hc, cover by Jean Targete) [Second Foundation] SF novel, first in the “Second Foundation” trilogy.

Foundation’s Fear Gregory Benford (SFBC #15243-4, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $9.98, 425pp, hc, cover by Jean Targete) [Second Foundation] Reprint (HarperPrism 1997) SF novel, first in the “Second Foundation” trilogy. This is similar to the HarperPrism edition except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

If the Stars Are Gods Gregory Benford & Gordon Eklund (Ace 0-441-37066-7, Jan ’98 [Dec ’97], $5.99, 215pp, pb) Reissue (Putnam 1977) SF novel, expanded from the Nebula-winning story. This is the 1977 text, not the 1988 Bantam revision. Second printing.

Far Futures ed. Gregory Benford (Tor 0-312-86379-9, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $15.95, 348pp, tp, cover by Bob Eggleton) Reprint (Tor 1995) original anthology of five short novels.

The New Hugo Winners Volume IV ed. Gregory Benford & Martin H. Greenberg (Baen 0-671-87852-2, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $6.99, 537pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) Anthology of the nine Hugo Award-winning stories from 1992-’94, “presented by” Gregory Benford, who introduces each story. Copyrighted by Greenberg, who is mentioned only on the copyright page.

A Treasury of Witches and Wizards ed. David Bennett (Kingfisher US 1-85697-678-5, 1996 [Jan ’97], $5.95, 159pp, tp, cover by Virginia Chalcraft) Young-adult anthology of 15 fantasy stories. Authors include Margaret Mahy, Lynne Reid Banks, Terry Jones, and Diana Wynne Jones. First American edition; we apparently missed the 1996 Kingfisher UK edition.

The Plague Tales Ann Benson (Delacorte 0-385-31651-8, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $23.95, 474pp, hc, cover by Honi Werner & Hieronymus Bosch) [Alejandro Canches; Janie Crowe] Very-near-future SF novel/historical. In 2005, a medical archaeologist accidentally releases a deadly plague; linked passages are set in Europe during the Black Death. A first novel.

Children of the Dusk Janet Berliner & George Guthridge (White Wolf 1-56504-932-2, Jun ’97, $5.99, 449pp, pb, cover by Matt Manley) [Madagascar Manifesto] Dark fantasy novel, third book in the “Madagascar Manifesto” trilogy.

X-Men: Smoke and Mirrors eluki bes shahar (Boulevard 1-57297-291-2, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $6.50, 341pp, pb, cover by Greg & Tim Hildebrandt) [X-Men] Novelization based on the comic books. Packaged by Byron Preiss Multimedia; copyrighted by Marvel Characters.

Virtual Unrealities Alfred Bester (Random House/Vintage 0-679-76783-5, Nov ’97, $14.00, 366pp, tp) Collection of 16 stories and one fragment, one story and the fragment previously unpublished. Introduction by Robert Silverberg. Packaged by Byron Preiss Visual Publications.

Hercules: The Vengeance of Hera John Gregory Betancourt (Tor 0-812-53911-7, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $4.99, 213pp, pb, cover by Latif Kazbekov) [Hercules] Fantasy novel based on Greek myth. Second in the series.

Hercules: The Wrath of Poseidon John Gregory Betancourt (Tor 0-812-53910-9, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $4.99, 216pp, pb, cover by Latif Kazbekov) [Hercules] Fantasy novel based on Greek myth; first in a series. Not an official media tie-in, though it looks like one. Copyrighted by Tom Doherty Associates.

Weird Tales: Seven Decades of Terror ed. John Betancourt & Robert Weinberg (Barnes & Noble 0-7607-0403-1, Apr ’97 [Sep ’97], $7.98, 438pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) Horror anthology of 28 stories that appeared in Weird Tales from the ’20s to the ’90s, arranged in chronological order. Authors include H.P. Lovecraft, C.L. Moore, Gene Wolfe, and Nina Kiriki Hoffman. An instant remainder book.

Headcrash Bruce Bethke (Warner 0-446-67314-5, Oct ’97 [Nov ’97], $10.99, 342pp, tp) Reprint (Warner Aspect 1995) satirical near-future SF novel.

Occurrences: The Illustrated Ambrose Bierce Ambrose Bierce (Mojo Press 1-885418-12-4, Apr ’97 [Jul ’97], $9.95, 79pp, tp, cover by John Picacio) Graphic collection of six Bierce stories in comic form, adapted and with a biographical introduction by Debra Rodia; art by Michael Lark, John Lucas, Martin Thomas, Mark Ricketts, and Richard Case. Order from Mojo Press, PO Box 140005, Austin TX 78714; fax 512-858-7282;; add $1.00 postage.

The Fifth Element Terry Bisson (HarperPrism 0-06-105838-6, May ’97, $5.99, 250pp, pb) Novelization of the SF movie. Copyrighted by Gaumont.

Pirates of the Universe Terry Bisson (Tor 0-312-86295-4, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $12.95, 285pp, tp, cover by Bob Eggleton) Reprint (Tor 1996) wry, satiric SF novel.

All the Bells on Earth James P. Blaylock (Ace 0-441-00490-3, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], $6.50, 365pp, pb, cover by John Jude Palencar) Reprint (Ace 1995) dark fantasy novel about California lifestyles and black magic.

Doughnuts James P. Blaylock (Subterranean Press, Sep ’97, $8.00, 32pp, ph, cover by Tim Powers) Reprint (A.S.A.P. 1994) associational story in chapbook form, with a new introduction by Blaylock. This is a limited edition of 250, signed by both Blaylock and Powers. Order from Subterranean Press, PO Box 190106, Burton MI 48519. The price includes postage.

Winter Tides James P. Blaylock (Ace 0-441-00444-X, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], $21.95, 346pp, hc) Ghost novel. A man has to deal with twins — one living, one dead.

Robert Bloch’s Psychos ed. Robert Bloch (CD Publications 1-881475-26-3, Nov ’97 [Dec ’97], $30.00, 341pp, hc, cover by Eric Powell) Original horror anthology in “The Horror Writers Association Presents” series with 22 stories by authors including Stephen King, Richard Christian Matheson, and Charles Grant. This appeared in November, but was not seen until now. Copyrighted by the Horror Writers Association. Order from CD Publications, PO Box 943, Abingdon MD 21009.

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