The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Dark Descent ed. David G. Hartwell (Tor 0-312-86217-2, Feb ’97 [Jan ’97], $27.95, 1011pp, tp) Reprint (Tor 1987) mammoth horror anthology. Winner of the World Fantasy Award.

The Science Fiction Century ed. David G. Hartwell (Tor 0-312-86338-1, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $40.00, 1005pp, hc, cover by John Harris) Anthology of 45 stories, an ambitious attempt at a definitive anthology of SF. Each story is introduced by a brief discussion of the author’s works.

Year’s Best SF 2 ed. David G. Hartwell (HarperPrism 0-06-105746-0, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $5.99, 445pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) “Year’s Best” anthology of 20 stories from 1996, all strictly SF (no fantasy). Authors include Connie Willis, Gene Wolfe, and John Brunner.

Year’s Best SF 2 ed. David G. Hartwell (SFBC #17485, Sep ’97, $9.98, 317pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) Reprint (HarperPrism 1997) “Year’s Best” anthology of 20 stories from 1996. It lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Ascent of Wonder ed. David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer (Tor/Orb 0-312-85509-5, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $27.95, 990pp, tp) Reprint (Tor 1994) anthology of 67 SF stories, subtitled “The Evolution of Hard SF”.

Political Science Fiction ed. Donald M. Hassler & Clyde Wilcox (University of South Carolina Press 1-57003-113-4, Feb ’97 [Mar ’97], $34.95, 256pp, hc) Critical non-fiction, a collection of 14 essays exploring the relationship between politics and SF, with an introduction by the editors. Individual essays cite references; there is an overall index. Available from University of South Carolina Press, Business Office, 205 Pickens St, Columbia SC 29208; orders 800-768-2500; add $4.00 postage.

Battlestar Galactica: Armageddon Richard Hatch & Christopher Golden (Pocket 0-671-01169-3, 1997 [Jul ’97], $20.00, 312pp, hc, cover by Luis Royo) [Battlestar Galactica] Novelization based on the TV series. Packaged by Byron Preiss Multimedia; copyrighted by MCA Publishing Rights.

Dark Rapture Michele Hauf (Zebra 0-8217-5552-8, Jan ’97, $4.99, 475pp, pb, cover by John Ennis) Time-travel vampire romance novel.

The Last Wizard Simon Hawke (Warner Aspect 0-446-36520-3, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $5.99, 234pp, pb, cover by Donato Giancola) [Wizard] Fantasy novel. Final novel in “The Wizard of 4th Street” series.

My Soul to Keep Judith Hawkes (Penguin/Signet 0-451-18414-9, Jun ’97, $6.99, 416pp, pb) Reprint (Dutton 1996) ghost novel. We apparently missed the hardcover edition.

Ronin D. A. Heeley (Llewellyn 1-56718-356-5, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $14.95, 299pp, tp, cover by Michael Kucharsky) [Darkness & Light] Fantasy/occult novel of Qabalistic magic, book two of “Darkness & Light”. Magicians’ battles carry over into feudal Japan. Available from Llewellyn, PO Box 64383, St. Paul MN 55164-0383; 800-843-6666.

Into the Forest Jean Hegland (Bantam 0-553-10668-6, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $21.95, 241pp, hc) Reprint (Calyx 1996) literary near-future SF novel of two sisters in a collapsing society. First hardcover edition.

Beyond This Horizon Robert A. Heinlein (Penguin/Roc 0-451-16676-0, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $5.99, 298pp, pb, cover by David Mattingly) Reprint (Fantasy Press 1948) SF novel.

The Door Into Summer Robert A. Heinlein (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41399-7, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $11.00, 291pp, tp, cover by Ashley Wood) Reissue (Doubleday 1957) SF novel.

Friday Robert A. Heinlein (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41400-4, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $11.00, 368pp, tp, cover by Cliff Nielsen) Reprint (Holt Rinehart & Winston; NEL 1982) SF novel.

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress Robert A. Heinlein (SFBC #14797, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], $8.98, 382pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) Reprint (Putnam 1966) classic SF novel. A Hugo Award winner. This is similar to the Tor 1996 hardcover edition, except it lacks a price, and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress Robert A. Heinlein (Tor/Orb 0-312-86355-1, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $14.95, 382pp, tp, cover by Bob Eggleton) Reprint (Putnam 1966) classic SF novel. A Hugo Award winner.

Starship Troopers Robert A. Heinlein (Ace 0-441-78358-9, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $5.99, 208pp, pb, cover by James Warhola) Reissue (Putnam 1959) Hugo-winning controversial SF novel which started arguments in SF still going on! 23rd printing.

Starship Troopers Robert A. Heinlein (SFBC #17283, Aug ’97, $9.98, 205pp, hc, cover by James Warhola) Reprint (Putnam 1959) military SF novel. The text and cover art are the same as the Ace paperback edition; it lacks a price, has the SFBC number on the back jacket, and has a new ISBN (1-56865-438-8).

Starship Troopers Robert A. Heinlein (Ace 0-441-78358-9, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $6.50, 264pp, pb) Reissue (Putnam 1959) Hugo award-winning military SF novel; this is the movie tie-in edition. 21st printing. This has the same ISBN as the non-tie-in edition, which has different type-setting, and is up to 27th printing.

The Gates of Vensunor Carol Heller (AvoNova 0-380-79078-5, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $5.99, 282pp, pb, cover by Donato Giancola) [Shunlar Chronicles] Fantasy novel, Book One of “The Shunlar Chronicles”. The warrior-woman Shunlar is caught up in a treacherous wizard’s schemes. A first novel.

Infernal Affairs Jane Heller (Kensington 1-57566-154-3, Apr ’97 [Jun ’97], $5.99, 319pp, pb, cover by Cliff Miller) Reprint (Kensington 1996) dark fantasy romance.

The Veil of Snows Mark Helprin (Viking 0-670-87491-4, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $24.00, 121pp, hc, cover by Chris Van Allsburg) [Swan Lake] Young-adult fantasy novel, final volume in the trilogy that began with Swan Lake and A City in Winter. A queen struggles to save her kingdom. Illustrations by Van Allsburg.

The Incredible Hulk: Abominations Jason Henderson (Boulevard 1-57297-273-4, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $5.99, 261pp, pb, cover by Vince Evans) Novelization based on the comic book character. Packaged by Bryon Preiss Multimedia; copyrighted by Marvel Characters.

Star Wars: The Magic of Myth Mary Henderson (Bantam Spectra 0-553-37810-4, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], $24.95, 214pp, tp) [Star Wars] Non-fiction, critical. Official companion book to the Smithsonian Institution’s display celebrating Star Wars’ 20th-anniversary, mostly photos and minor text with an emphasis on myths and legends: those that influenced the movies, and the new influence of the Star Wars myth on popular culture. A hardcover edition (-10206-0, $49.95) was announced but not seen.

Lightpaths Howard V. Hendrix (Ace 0-441-00470-9, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $5.99, 345pp, pb, cover by Phil Heffernan) [Lightpaths] Near-future SF novel about an orbital Utopia. A first novel.

Robak’s Witch Joe L. Hensley (St. Martin’s 0-312-15642-1, Jul ’97 [Aug ’97], $21.95, 212pp, hc, cover by Alan Dingman) Associational mystery featuring Don Robak.

’48 James Herbert (HarperPrism 0-06-105293-0, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $22.00, 281pp, hc) Horror novel. Vampire fascists created by germ warfare roam the ruins of London after the Nazi collapse. First US edition (HarperCollins UK 1996).

Portent James Herbert (HarperPrism 0-06-105432-1, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $5.99, 323pp, pb, cover by Joe Burleson) Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1992) SF/horror novel.

The Music of Dolphins Karen Hesse (Scholastic 0-590-89797-7, Sep ’96 [Mar ’97], $14.95, 181pp, hc, cover by Greg Harlin) Young-adult fantasy. A girl raised by dolphins has to learn what it means to be human. This is a 1996 book not seen until now.

A Time of Angels Karen Hesse (Hyperion 0-7868-1209-5, Oct ’97 [Dec ’97], $5.95, 250pp, pb, cover by Michelle Baries) Reprint (Hyperion 1995) young-adult novel with fantasy elements.

The Immortals Tracy Hickman (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45404-9, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $6.99, 430pp, pb, cover by Pierre Fortin) Reprint (Roc 1996) near-future SF novel of plague internment camps.

The Puppy Sister S. E. Hinton (Dell Yearling 0-440-41384-2, Aug ’97, $3.99, 122pp, tp, cover by Jacqueline Rogers) Reprint (Delacorte 1995) young-adult fantasy.

Answer My Prayer Sid Hite (Dell/Laurel-Leaf 0-440-22014-9, Jul ’97, $3.99, 182pp, pb, cover by Stefano Vitale) Reprint (Holt 1995) young-adult fantasy novel.

Those Darn Dithers Sid Hite (Holt 0-8050-3838-8, Nov ’96 [Jun ’97], $16.95, 184pp, hc, cover by Danuta Jarecka) [Dither Farm] Young-adult fantasy adventure, sequel to Dither Farm. Aunt Emma designs an astral projector, and Emmet puts on a show. Copyrighted 1996 but not seen until now.

The Trokeville Way Russell Hoban (Random House/Knopf 0-679-88560-9, Oct ’97 [Nov ’97], $4.99, 117pp, pb, cover by David Bowers) Reprint (Cape 1996) young-adult fantasy. A puzzle transports a boy into a surreal world.

Assassin’s Quest Robin Hobb (Bantam Spectra 0-553-10640-6, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $22.95, 693pp, hc, cover by Stephen Youll) [Farseer] Fantasy novel, third in “The Farseer” series. First US edition (Voyager 1997).

Assassin’s Quest Robin Hobb (Bantam Spectra 0-553-56569-9, Jan ’98 [Dec ’97], $6.50, 757pp, pb, cover by Stephen Youll) [Farseer] Reprint (Voyager 1997) fantasy novel, third in “The Farseer” series.

Royal Assassin Robin Hobb (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57341-1, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], $6.50, 675pp, pb, cover by Michael Whelan) [Farseer] Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1996) fantasy novel, second in “The Farseer” series. Hobb is a pen-name for Megan Lindholm.

The Woman and the Ape Peter Høeg (Penguin US 0-14-026844-8, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $12.95, 261pp, tp, cover by Lorenzo Mattotti) Reprint (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1996) literary SF novel about a woman in love with the missing link. Translated by Barbara Haveland from the Danish Kvinden og aben (Munksgaard/Rosinante, Denmark).

Turtle Moon Alice Hoffman (Berkley 0-425-16128-5, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $13.00, 275pp, tp) Reprint (Putnam 1992) literary novel of a small town with a ghost.

Hungry Eyes Barry Hoffman (Gauntlet Press 1-887368-12-4, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $35.00, 254pp, hc) [Shara Farris] Associational, non-supernatural horror novel. A woman tracks a female serial killer. A signed, limited edition of 500; a lettered edition was also announced but not seen. The introduction is by William F. Nolan, the afterword by Rick Hautala. Order from Gauntlet, 309 Powell Rd., Dept L, Springfield PA 19064. Orders: 610-328-5476.

Bug Park James P. Hogan (Baen 0-671-87773-9, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $22.00, 405pp, hc, cover by David Mattingly) SF novel. Two teens invent a live-action micro-mechanical entertainment using a new neural interface, but someone has deadly plans to squash it.

Endgame Enigma James P. Hogan (Baen 0-671-87796-8, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], $5.99, 468pp, pb, cover by Doug Chaffee) Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1987) near-future SF “Cold War” thriller.

Paths to Otherwhere James P. Hogan (Baen 0-671-87766-6, Feb ’97 [Jan ’97], $5.99, 405pp, pb, cover by Gary Ruddell) Reprint (Baen 1996) near-future SF novel. Physicists hope to use quantum mechanics to find a world without war.

The Two Faces of Tomorrow James P. Hogan (Baen 0-671-87848-4, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $6.99, 442pp, pb, cover by Stephen Hickman) Reprint (Del Rey 1979) SF novel.

Highlander: Measure of a Man Nancy Holder (Warner Aspect 0-446-60455-0, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $5.99, 216pp, pb) [Highlander] Novelization based on the TV show based on the movie. Copyrighted by Warner Books.

Ancient Echoes Robert Holdstock (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45561-4, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $6.99, 428pp, pb, cover by Ron Walotsky) Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1996) fantasy novel of “mythagos.”

Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn Robert Holdstock (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45570-3, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $24.95, 308pp, hc, cover by Ron Walotsky) [Mythago] Fantasy novel in the “Mythago” cycle. The next-generation Huxley is drawn into Ryhope Wood.

Jerusalem Cecelia Holland (Tor/Forge 0-812-55397-7, Feb ’97 [Jan ’97], $6.99, 406pp, pb, cover by Greg Call) Reprint (Forge 1996) associational historical novel about the fall of 12th-century Jerusalem.

Railroad Schemes Cecelia Holland (Tor/Forge 0-312-86405-1, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $23.95, 271pp, hc, cover by Currier & Ives) [Railroad Schemes] Associational historical novel.

Valley of the Kings Cecelia Holland (Tor/Forge 0-312-86334-9, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $21.95, 231pp, hc, cover by Donato Giancola) Reprint (Dutton 1977 as by Elizabeth Eliot Carter) associational historical novel about Howard Carter’s search for the tomb of King Tut.

Lord of the Dead Tom Holland (Pocket 0-671-53426-2, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $6.99, 342pp, pb) [Vampyre] Reprint (Little, Brown UK 1995 as The Vampyre) literary vampire novel about the poet Lord Byron.

Slave of My Thirst Tom Holland (Pocket 0-671-54052-1, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $23.00, 421pp, hc, cover by Richard Newton) [Vampyre] Reprint (Little, Brown UK 1997 as The Libertine) literary vampire novel, sequel to Lord of the Dead/The Vampyre.

Shadow of the King Helen Hollick (St. Martin’s 0-312-17000-9, Sep ’97, $27.95, 562pp, hc, cover by Stephen Bradbury) [Pendragon’s Banner] Associational historical romantic Arthurian novel, book three of the “Pendragon’s Banner” trilogy. First US edition (Heinemann UK 1997).

Wolf Moon John R. Holt (Bantam Spectra 0-553-29198-X, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], $5.99, 466pp, pb, cover by John Dismukes) Horror novel.

Beggar’s Banquet Daniel Hood (Ace 0-441-00434-2, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $5.50, 293pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Liam Rhenford] Fantasy novel, the third featuring the dragon Fanuilh. Liam needs his dragon familiar’s help to track down a stolen magical jewel.

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