The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Star Trek Voyager: The Black Shore Greg Cox (Pocket 0-671-56061-1, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $5.99, 278pp, pb, cover by Dru Blair) [Star Trek: Voyager] Star Trek novelization. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

Star Trek: Assignment: Eternity Greg Cox (Pocket 0-671-00117-5, Jan ’98 [Dec ’97], $5.99, 278pp, pb) [Star Trek] Star Trek novelization. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

Twelve Tales of the Supernatural ed. Michael Cox (Oxford Paperbacks 0-19-288027-6, 1997 [Nov ’97], $9.95, 189pp, tp) Anthology of 12 horror stories. Authors include M.R. James, Marjorie Bowen, and Shamus Frazer. This has no price on the jacket, and appears to be a simultaneous UK/US edition printed in the UK.

Twelve Victorian Ghost Stories ed. Michael Cox (Oxford Paperbacks 0-19-288026-8, 1997 [Nov ’97], $9.95, 213pp, tp) Anthology of 12 ghost stories. Authors include Henry James, J.S. Le Fanu, and Amelia B. Edwards. This has no price on the jacket, and appears to be a simultaneous UK/US edition printed in the UK.

Einstein’s Bridge John Cramer (Avon 0-380-79279-6, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $13.00, 354pp, tp) Near-future SF novel. A new particle accelerator receives messages from another dimension. A limited hardcover edition (-97510-6, $23.00) is also available.

Twistor John Cramer (AvoNova 0-380-71027-7, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $5.99, 338pp, pb, cover by Bill Binger) Reissue (Morrow 1989) hard SF thriller.

The Andromeda Strain Michael Crichton (Ballantine 0-345-41898-0, Jun ’97 [Dec ’97], $12.00, 288pp, tp) Reprint (Knopf 1969) SF thriller.

Congo Michael Crichton (Ballantine 0-345-41893-X, Jun ’97 [Dec ’97], $12.00, 316pp, tp) Reprint (Knopf 1980) SF thriller.

Eaters of the Dead Michael Crichton (Ballantine 0-345-35461-3, Jan ’98 [Dec ’97], $6.99, 211pp, pb) Reissue (Knopf 1976) retelling of “Beowulf”. 35th printing.

Jurassic Park Michael Crichton (Ballantine 0-345-41895-6, Jun ’97 [Dec ’97], $12.00, 400pp, tp) [Jurassic Park] Reprint (Knopf 1990) SF thriller.

The Lost World Michael Crichton (Ballantine 0-345-40288-X, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $7.99, 430pp, pb) [Jurassic Park] Reissue (Knopf 1995) SF novel, sequel to Jurassic Park. This is the movie tie-in edition. Seventh printing.

Michael Crichton’s Jurassic World Michael Crichton (Random House/Knopf 0-375-40107-5, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $14.95, 801pp, hc, cover by Chip Kidd) [Jurassic Park] Omnibus combining Jurassic Park (Knopf 1990) and The Lost World (Knopf 1995).

Sphere Michael Crichton (Ballantine 0-345-35314-5, Jun ’97, $6.99, 371pp, pb) Reissue (Knopf 1987) SF novel. An early movie tie-in edition, with cover blurb announcing “Soon to be a major motion picture”. 92nd printing.

Sphere Michael Crichton (Ballantine 0-345-41897-2, Jun ’97 [Dec ’97], $12.00, 316pp, tp) Reprint (Knopf 1987) SF thriller.

The Terminal Man Michael Crichton (Ballantine 0-345-41901-4, Jun ’97 [Dec ’97], $12.00, 268pp, tp) Reprint (Knopf 1972) SF thriller.

Alien Resurrection A. C. Crispin (Warner Aspect 0-446-60229-9, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], $4.99, 276pp, pb) Novelization of the fourth movie. First US edition (Little, Brown UK/Warner UK 1997). Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film.

Star Wars: Han Solo: The Hutt Gambit A. C. Crispin (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57416-7, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $5.99, 340pp, pb, cover by Drew Struzan) [Star Wars: Han Solo] Star Wars novelization, second in the “Han Solo” trilogy. Copyrighted by Lucasfilm.

Star Wars: Han Solo: The Paradise Snare A. C. Crispin (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57415-9, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $5.99, 306pp, pb, cover by Drew Birdsong) [Star Wars: Han Solo] Star Wars novelization, first in the “Han Solo” trilogy. Copyrighted by Lucasfilm.

Gawain and Lady Green Anne Eliot Crompton (Penguin/Donald I. Fine 1-55611-507-5, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $20.95, 201pp, hc) [Merlin’s Harp] Arthurian fantasy novel based on the tale of “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”. A sequel to Merlin’s Harp.

Pictures in the Dark Gillian Cross (Holiday House 0-8234-1267-9, Sep ’96 [Jan ’97], $16.95, 197pp, hc) Young-adult fantasy. A boy takes a strange photo that leads him to a troubled family and a very odd otter. First US edition (Oxford 1996).

Little, Big John Crowley (SFBC #17464, Aug ’97, $13.98, 529pp, hc, cover by Gary A. Lippincott) Reprint (Bantam 1981) fantasy novel. Winner of the 1982 World Fantasy Award. This lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Forest Plains Peter Crowther (Hypatia Press, 1996 [Mar ’97], $40.00, 65pp, hc) Dark fantasy novella. A dead Indian with a magical sense of smell investigates a scent of wrongness in a small town. The introduction is by Charles de Lint. This is a signed, limited edition of 125; a lettered, leatherbound edition ($100.00) was announced but not seen. Order from Blue Moon Books, 360 West First, Eugene OR 97401; credit card orders 800-738-2660; email:

Destination Unknown ed. Peter Crowther (White Wolf 1-56504-941-1, Jan ’97, $12.99, 316pp, tp, cover by Douglas Winter) Original anthology of 16 stories set in other realities. Authors include Charles De Lint, Terry Dowling, Ian McDonald, and Kathleen Ann Goonan. Introduction by Anne McCaffrey.

Tales in Time ed. Peter Crowther (White Wolf 1-56504-989-6, Apr ’97, $12.99, 284pp, tp) SF anthology of 13 stories of time travel. Authors include Ian Watson, Jack Finney, H.G. Wells, and Harlan Ellison. Introduction by John Clute.

Pfitz Andrew Crumey (St. Martin’s/Picador 0-312-16964-7, Oct ’97, $20.00, 164pp, hc) Literary meta-fantasy/mystery. An 18th-century prince creates an imaginary city, one of whose imaginary inhabitants disappears. First US edition (Dedalus 1995).

Defending Middle-Earth: Tolkien, Myth and Modernity Patrick Curry (St. Martin’s 0-312-17671-6, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], $35.00, hc) Critical examination of Tolkien’s works, their popularity, and frequent, negative critical responses. First US edition (Floris Books 1997). [J. R. R. Tolkien]

Mastering the Business of Writing Richard Curtis (Allworth Press 1-880559-55-2, 1996 [Apr ’97], $18.95, 271pp, tp) Writer’s guide by an agent active in the SF field. This is a revised, updated, and expanded version of Beyond the Bestseller (NAL 1989) which originally appeared as a Locus column. Available from Allworth Press, 10 East 23rd St, New York NY 10010; add $5.00 postage.

Buffy, the Vampire Slayer: The Harvest Richie Tankersley Cusick (Pocket Archway 0-671-01712-8, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $3.99, 146pp, pb) [Buffy, the Vampire Slayer] Young-adult novelization based on the TV show based on the movie. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film.

A Thousand Words for Stranger Julie E. Czerneda (DAW 0-88677-769-0, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $5.99, 366pp, pb, cover by Luis Royo) [Trade Pact Universe] SF novel. A woman with amnesia turns out to be part of a psionically super-powered race of telepaths — but can’t tell if they’re friends or enemies. A first novel.

The Roald Dahl Treasury Roald Dahl (Viking 0-670-87769-7, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $35.00, 444pp, hc, cover by Quentin Blake) Young-adult omnibus/collection of 76 Dahl works, including novel excerpts, previously unpublished poems, letters, recipes, etc. Illustrated by Quentin Blake and others. Introductions by Tom Maschler, Ophelia Dahl, and Ralph Steadman.

Hammers Ron Dakron (Black Heron Press 0-930773-48-9, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $22.95, 251pp, hc) Humorous literary SF novel of transformation. Five characters turn into hammerhead sharks after being injected with a biotech serum. Available from Black Heron Press, PO Box 95676, Seattle WA 98145.

Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories ed. Richard Dalby (Barnes & Noble 0-76070-353-1, Sep ’97 [Nov ’97], $9.98, 573pp, hc) Reprint (Robinson; Carroll & Graf 1995 as The Mammoth Book of Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories) anthology of 42 ghost stories, and one poem, from 1839-1910. Authors include M.R. James, E. Nesbit, Charles Dickens, and Henry James. This is an instant remainder edition.

Gammalaw: Smoke on the Water Brian Daley (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-35858-9, Jan ’98 [Dec ’97], $5.99, 256pp, pb, cover by Michael Evans) [GammaLAW] Military SF novel, first in a new four-book series about elite fighters. Daley finished all four before his death in 1996.

Star Wars: Han Solo and the Lost Legacy Brian Daley (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34514-2, Dec ’97, $5.99, 186pp, pb, cover by Dave Dorman) [Star Wars: Han Solo] Reissue (Del Rey 1980) Star Wars novelization. Copyrighted by Lucasfilm. 11th printing.

Star Wars: Han Solo at Stars’ End Brian Daley (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-29664-8, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $5.99, 183pp, pb, cover by Dave Dorman) [Star Wars: Han Solo] Reissue (Del Rey 1979) Star Wars novelization. Copyrighted by The Star Wars Corporation.

Star Wars: Han Solo’s Revenge Brian Daley (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-28840-8, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $5.99, 198pp, pb, cover by David Dorman) [Star Wars: Han Solo] Reissue (Del Rey 1979) Star Wars novelization. Copyrighted by The Star Wars Corporation. Ninth printing.

Bijapur Kara Dalkey (Tor 0-312-86001-3, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $22.95, 285pp, hc, cover by Richard Bober) [Blood of the Goddess] Fantasy novel, second in the “Blood of the Goddess” trilogy set in 1500s India.

Goa Kara Dalkey (Tor 0-812-54942-2, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $5.99, 216pp, pb, cover by Richard Bober) [Blood of the Goddess] Reprint (Tor 1996) fantasy novel set in 1500s India. First book in the “Blood of the Goddess” series.

Steel Rose Kara Dalkey (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45639-4, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], $5.99, 315pp, pb, cover by Julie Bell) [Steel Rose] Contemporary fantasy novel of a perfomance artist and elves in Pittsburgh.

Earthling Tony Daniel (Tor 0-312-85571-0, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], $22.95, 284pp, hc, cover by Bruce Jensen) SF novel. A sentient drilling machine watches the drastic transformation of humanity over centuries.

Earthling Tony Daniel (SFBC #18790, Jan ’98 [Dec ’97], $10.98, 284pp, hc, cover by Bruce Jensen) Reprint (Tor 1997) SF novel. This is similar to the Tor edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Timegates ed. Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois (Ace 0-441-00428-8, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], $5.99, 244pp, pb, cover by Jean-François Podevin) Anthology of 12 stories of time travel. Authors include Damon Knight, Nancy Kress, and Ursula K. Le Guin.

Three in Time ed. Jack Dann, Pamela Sargent & George Zebrowski (White Wolf 1-56504-985-3, Feb ’97 [Jan ’97], $14.99, 587pp, tp) Anthology/omnibus of three time-travel novels: The Winds of Time by Chad Oliver (1957), The Year of the Quiet Sun by Wilson Tucker (1970), and There Will Be Time by Poul Anderson (1972). Each editor introduces one of the novels; there is a foreword by Arthur C. Clarke. The Oliver has an afterword by William F. Nolan.

Timeshare Joshua Dann (Ace 0-441-00457-1, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $5.99, 249pp, pb, cover by Victor Stabin) [Timeshare] SF novel. An ex-cop works security for a company offering time-travel vacations.

Neanderthal John Darnton (BOMC/QPBC, 1996 [Feb ’97], $13.95, 368pp, tp) Reprint (Random House 1996) lost-race novel. This is a trade paperback replica of the Random House hardcover edition.

Neanderthal John Darnton (St. Martin’s 0-312-96300-9, Jun ’97, $7.99, 397pp, pb) Reprint (Random House 1996) lost-race novel of telepathic neanderthals discovered in Tajikistan.

Off Limits: Tales of Alien Sex ed. Ellen Datlow (Ace 0-441-00436-9, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $5.99, 286pp, pb, cover by Chris Moore) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1996) anthology of 20 stories (16 original, four reprint) of alien sex, alienated sex, etc. Introduction by Robert Silberberg.

Black Swan, White Raven ed. Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling (Avon 0-380-97523-8, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $23.00, 366pp, hc, cover by Thomas Canty) Original anthology of 21 adult fairy tales. Authors include Michael Cadnum, Karen Joy Fowler, Joyce Carol Oates, and John Crowley. A list of recommended reading is included.

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