The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Infinity’s Shore David Brin (Easton Press, Jan ’97, no price, 524pp, hc) [Uplift] SF novel, sequel to Brightness Reef and second in a new “Uplift” trilogy. This special leatherbound, gilt-edged edition is part of the “Signed First Editions of SF” available only by subscription. This is “simultaneous” with the Bantam Spectra edition listed two months ago.

Infinity’s Shore David Brin (SFBC #14540, Jan ’97, $11.98, 525pp, hc, cover by Jim Burns) [Uplift] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1996) SF novel, sequel to Brightness Reef and second in a new “Uplift” trilogy. This is similar to the Bantam Spectra edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Infinity’s Shore David Brin (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57777-8, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], $6.99, pb, cover by Jim Burns) [Uplift] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1996) SF novel, sequel to Brightness Reef and second in a new “Uplift” trilogy.

The Postman David Brin (Bantam Spectra 0-553-27874-6, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], $6.50, 323pp, pb) Reissue (Bantam Spectra 1985) SF novel. Movie tie-in edition. 15th printing.

The Postman David Brin (Bantam Spectra 0-553-27874-6, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], $6.50, 333pp, pb, cover by John Jude Palencar) Reissue (Bantam Spectra 1985) SF novel. 16th printing.

Exquisite Corpse Poppy Z. Brite (Simon & Schuster/Scribner 0-684-83627-0, Oct ’97, $11.00, 240pp, tp) Reprint (Millennium) associational non-supernatural horror novel.

Count Scar C. Dale Brittain & Robert Bouchard (Baen 0-671-87801-8, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $5.99, 340pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) Fantasy novel. A retired warrior and a holy man hold a castle in a deadly land.

The White Abacus Damien Broderick (Avon 0-380-78559-5, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], $12.50, 342pp, tp, cover by Chris Moore) SF novel. A far-future retelling of Hamlet. A hardcover edition (-97476-2, $23.00) is also available.

Zones Damien Broderick & Rory Barnes (HarperCollinsAustralia/Moonstone 0-7322-5760-3, May ’97 [Dec ’97], A$12.95, 223pp, pb) Young-adult SF novel of time travel and quantum mechanics. A girl gets telephone calls from the future.

A Tale of a Hero and the Song of Her Sword Dylan Brody (Royal Fireworks Press 0-88092-412-8, Jun ’97 [Aug ’97], $7.99, 183pp, tp, cover by Ruth Thompson) Young-adult fantasy about a girl’s apprenticeship as a warrior. Order from Royal Fireworks Publishing, First Avenue, Unionville, NY 10988; 914-726-4444; add $4.00 shipping.

First King of Shannara Terry Brooks (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-39653-7, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], $6.99, 435pp, pb, cover by Keith Parkinson) [Shannara] Reprint (Del Rey; Legend 1996) prequel to The Sword of Shannara.

Running with the Demon Terry Brooks (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-37962-4, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $25.95, 420pp, hc, cover by Gerald Brom) [John Ross, Knight] Fantasy novel. Good and evil duke it out in Illinois on the Fourth of July.

Running with the Demon Terry Brooks (SFBC #17885, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $12.98, 350pp, hc, cover by Gerald Brom) [John Ross, Knight] Reprint (Del Rey 1997) fantasy novel. This is similar to the Del Rey edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Strange Deliverance Mary Brown (Baen 0-671-87795-X, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], $5.99, 374pp, pb, cover by Larry Elmore) Post-holocaust science fiction novel with fantasy elements. Human refugees settle in a seemingly safe village, unaware of stranded aliens nearby.

Scared in School Roberta Simpson Brown (August House 0-87483-496-1, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $8.95, 144pp, tp) Collection of 17 young-adult stories, with four framing passages, about the horrifying happenings at 13th Street School. Available from August House, PO Box 3223, Little Rock AR 72203; orders 800-284-8784; email:

Twelve Times Zero/Carbon-Copy Killer Howard Browne (Gryphon Books 0-936071-81-8, Mar ’97, $10.00, 63+49pp, ph, cover by Alfred R. Klosterman) Chapbook collection of two SF mystery stories printed in the style of the classic Ace Doubles. Available from Gryphon Publications, PO Box 209, Brooklyn NY 11228-0209; 718-646-6126.

Freedom & Necessity Steven Brust & Emma Bull (Tor 0-312-85974-0, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], $25.95, 444pp, hc, cover by G. Wappers) Historical novel with fantasy elements. Four relatives discuss social reform and philosphy while uncovering a deadly conspiracy in mid-19th-century England.

Freedom & Necessity Steven Brust & Emma Bull (Tor 0-812-56261-5, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], $6.99, 590pp, pb, cover by G. Wappers) Reprint (Tor 1997) historical novel with fantasy elements.

The Kin of Ata Are Waiting for You Dorothy Bryant (Random House/Moon Books 0-679-77843-8, 1997 [Apr ’97], $10.00, 220pp, tp, cover by Kevin Sloan) Reprint (Evan Press 1971 as The Comforter by D.M. Bryant) mystical fantasy with elements of SF.

Entertainment Algis Budrys (NESFA Press 1-886778-05-1, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $12.00, 241pp, tp, cover by Don Maitz) Collection of 10 stories from the 1950s, with an introduction by Rick Katze, and “An Incomplete Bibliography” by Anthony R. Lewis. This edition was published in honor of Budrys’ appearance as Guest of Honor at LoneStarCon 2, the 1997 World SF convention. NESFA Press, PO Box 809, Framingham MA 01701-0809.

Outposts: Literatures of Milieux Algis Budrys (Borgo Press 0-89370-447-4, 1996 [Feb ’97], $19.00, 144pp, tp) Non-fiction, collection of five earlier essays on SF, with an introduction by Budrys, notes, an SF glossary, and an index. Available from Borgo Press, PO Box 2845, San Bernardino CA 92406-2845; 909-884-5813; fax 909-884-4942; add $2.50 postage.

Dreamweaver’s Dilemma Lois McMaster Bujold (NESFA Press 0-915368-66-8, Feb ’97 [Apr ’97], $12.00, 250pp, tp, cover by Bob Eggleton) Reprint (NESFA 1996) collection of four essays, six stories, an interview with Bujold, “Vorkosigan” timeline. There is a brief biography, a list of awards, and an American bibliography. Order from NESFA Press, PO Box 809, Framingham MA 01701-0203; add $2.00 postage.

Ethan of Athos Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen 0-671-65604-X, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $5.99, 237pp, pb, cover by Gary Ruddell) [Naismith] Reissue (Baen 1986) SF novel in the “Miles Vorkosigan” universe. Fourth printing.

Memory Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen 0-671-87845-X, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $6.99, 462pp, pb, cover by Gary Ruddell) [Miles Vorkosigan] Reprint (Baen 1996) Hugo-nominated SF novel in the “Miles Vorkosigan” series, sequel to Mirror Dance.

The Warrior’s Apprentice Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen 0-671-72066-X, Mar ’97, $5.99, 314pp, pb, cover by Alan Gutierrez) [Miles Vorkosigan] Reissue (Baen 1986) Hugo-winning SF novel in the “Miles Vorkosigan” series. Fifth printing.

Young Miles Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen 0-671-87782-8, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $15.00, 584pp, tp, cover by Gary Ruddell) [Miles Vorkosigan] Omnibus of The Warrior’s Apprentice, “The Mountains of Mourning”, and The Vor Game. There is a new afterword by Bujold discussing the genesis of these novels. A hardcover edition (-87787-9, $22.00) was announced but not seen.

Women at War ed. Lois McMaster Bujold & Roland J. Green (Tor 0-812-54458-7, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $10.99, 304pp, tp, cover by Nicholas Jainschigg) Reprint (Tor 1995) original anthology of 17 military SF stories by and about women. Martin H. Greenberg is named by both editors as a collaborator, but his name does not appear elsewhere.

Finder Emma Bull (Tor 0-312-86291-1, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], $14.95, 317pp, tp, cover by Richard Bober) [Borderland] Reprint (Tor 1994) fantasy detective novel set in the “Borderlands” between human and faerie.

The Darkness of God Chris Bunch (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-38737-6, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], $5.99, 246pp, pb, cover by Nicholas Jainschigg) [Shadow Warrior] SF novel. Book three of the “Shadow Warrior” trilogy.

The Seer King Chris Bunch (Warner Aspect 0-446-67282-3, Feb ’97 [Jan ’97], $13.99, 519pp, tp, cover by Dorian Vallejo) [Seer King] Fantasy novel. A seer and a soldier change a corrupt empire’s fate.

Bloodsport William R. Burkett, Jr. (HarperPrism 0-06-105822-X, Jan ’98 [Dec ’97], $5.99, 294pp, pb, cover by Donato Giancola) [Bloodsport] SF novel. A big-game hunter and his robot Ball travel to the planet Pondoro to hunt the mysterious greer.

The Reality Machine Cliff Burns (Black Dog Press 0-9694853-2-8, Sep ’97, $16.95, 121pp, tp, cover by Clarence Holbrook Carter) Collection of 15 stories, one original. Introduction by Kim Newman. Order from Black Dog Press, 1142 105th St, North Battleford SK, S9A 1S6, Canada; add $3.00 postage.

Tarzan and the Golden Lion/Tarzan and the Ant Men Edgar Rice Burroughs (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41348-2, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $5.99, 419pp, pb, cover by Charles Keegan) [Tarzan] Omnibus of Tarzan #9 & #10.

Tarzan at the Earth’s Core/Tarzan the Invincible Edgar Rice Burroughs (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41349-0, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $5.99, 422pp, pb, cover by Gerald Brom) [Tarzan] Omnibus of Tarzan #13 & #14.

Tarzan the Untamed/Tarzan the Terrible Edgar Rice Burroughs (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-40832-2, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], $5.99, 467pp, pb, cover by J. Allen St. John) [Tarzan] Omnibus of Tarzan #7 and #8.

Tarzan Triumphant/Tarzan and the City of Gold Edgar Rice Burroughs (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41641-4, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $6.99, 438pp, pb, cover by Sanjulian) [Tarzan] Omnibus of Tarzan #15 & #16.

Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle/Tarzan and the Lost Empire Edgar Rice Burroughs (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41347-4, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $5.99, 406pp, pb, cover by Peter Peebles) [Tarzan] Omnibus of Tarzan #11 & #12.

Tarzan: The Lost Adventure Edgar Rice Burroughs & Joe R. Lansdale (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41273-7, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $5.99, 257pp, pb, cover by Raymond Verdaguer) [Tarzan] Reprint (Dark Horse 1996) associational novel expanded and adapted by Lansdale from a previously unpublished Tarzan story by Burroughs.

Aftermath LeVar Burton (Warner Aspect 0-446-60501-8, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], $6.50, 283pp, pb, cover by James Wang) Reprint (Warner Aspect 1997) post-holocaust SF novel.

The Cobweb Stephen Bury (Bantam 0-553-57545-7, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $6.50, 432pp, pb) Reprint (Bantam 1996) associational thriller. Bury is a pseudonym for Neal Stephenson and J. Frederick George.

Adulthood Rites Octavia E. Butler (Warner Aspect 0-446-60378-3, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $5.99, 279pp, pb, cover by John Jude Palencar) [Xenogenesis] Reissue (Warner 1988) SF novel. Book two of the “Xenogenesis” trilogy. Eighth printing.

Bloodchild and Other Stories Octavia E. Butler (Seven Stories Press 1-888363-36-3, Jan ’97, $10.00, 145pp, tp) Reprint (Four Walls Eight Windows 1995) collection of five stories and two essays. Includes two Hugo winners; the title story also won the Nebula.

Dawn Octavia E. Butler (Warner Aspect 0-446-60377-5, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $5.99, 249pp, pb, cover by John Jude Palencar) [Xenogenesis] Reissue (Warner 1987) SF novel. Book one of the “Xenogenesis” trilogy. 12th printing.

Imago Octavia E. Butler (Warner Aspect 0-446-60363-5, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $5.99, 220pp, pb, cover by John Jude Palencar) [Xenogenesis] Reissue (Warner 1989) SF novel. Book three of the “Xenogenesis” trilogy. Sixth printing.

The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye A. S. Byatt (Random House 0-679-42008-8, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $20.00, 274pp, hc) Collection of five adult fairy tales, two original. Two are excerpts from Possession. This is the first US edition (Chatto & Windus 1994).

Wonder Woman: Gods and Goddesses John Byrne (Prima 0-7615-0483-4, Oct ’97, $20.00, 307pp, hc, cover by Joe De Vito) Novelization based on the comic-book character. Copyrighted by DC Comics.

Leavings P. D. Cacek (StarsEnd Creations 1-889120-10-3, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $5.99, 230pp, pb, cover by David Martin) Collection of 13 stories, six apparently original, with introduction by Cacek, and foreword by Edward Bryant. Order from StarsEnd Creations, 8547 East Arapahoe Rd. #J224, Greenwood Village, CO 80112.

Dead Things Richard Calder (St. Martin’s 0-312-15103-9, Feb ’97 [Jan ’97], $21.95, 201pp, hc, cover by James Goodridge) [Dead Girls] SF novel, third in the trilogy that began with Dead Girls. First US edition (HarperCollins UK 1996).

Aeromancer Don Callander (Ace 0-441-00472-5, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $5.99, 289pp, pb, cover by Don Clavette) [Mancer] Fantasy novel, fourth in the ’Mancer’ series.

Fantastic Tales: Visionary and Everyday ed. Italo Calvino (Random House/Pantheon 0-679-41526-2, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $30.00, 588pp, hc) Anthology of 26 stories of 19th-century fantastic literature, by authors as varied as Rudyard Kipling, Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol, Edgar Allan Poe, and H.G. Wells. Calvino divides the stories into two types, visionary and everyday, discussing this division in his introduction and prefatory notes to each story. Introduction, notes, and four stories are translated by Alfred MacAdam. Originally published in Italian in two volumes (Mondadori 1983 as Racconti Fantastici Dell’Ottocento: Volume Primo, Il Fantastico Visionario and Volume Secondo, Il Fantastico Quotidiano).

Nazareth Hill Ramsey Campbell (Tor 0-312-86344-6, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $23.95, 383pp, hc) Horror novel. An asylum made over into apartments causes new tenants’ live to repeat old evils. First US edition (Headline 1996 as The House on Nazareth Hill).

The One Safe Place Ramsey Campbell (Tor 0-812-54555-9, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], $6.99, 401pp, pb) Reprint (Headline 1995) associational psychological horror novel.

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