The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Star Wars: Return of the Jedi James Kahn (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-30767-4, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $5.99, 181pp, pb) [Star Wars] Reprint (Del Rey 1983 as The Return of the Jedi) SF novelization based on the third “Star Wars” film. This is a movie reissue tie-in edition. Copyrighted by Lucasfilm. 25th printing.

Lord of the Vampires Jeanne Kalogridis (SFBC #14969, Mar ’97, $10.98, 347pp, hc) [Family Dracul] Reprint (Delacorte; Headline 1996) vampire novel, third in the “Diaries of the Family Dracul” trilogy. This is similar to the Delacorte edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Flickering Shadows Kwadwo Agymah Kamau (Holt/Owl 0-8050-5472-3, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $13.00, 299pp, tp, cover by Erol Samuel) Literary fantasy novel. Ghosts help residents of a Caribbean island oppose a corrupt government. A first novel.

Thoughts of God Michael Kanaly (Ace 0-441-00466-0, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $12.00, 311pp, tp, cover by David S. Rheinhardt) SF thriller with metaphysical elements. Tracking down a killer of children leads to the future, the past, otherworlds, and God.

The Arthurian Companion Phyllis Ann Karr (Chaosium 1-56882-096-8, Apr ’97 [Jun ’97], $14.95, 569pp, tp, cover by Ed Org) Reprint (Chaosium 1983 as The King Arthur Companion) revised and expanded encyclopedic guide to Arthurian lore. Order from Chaosium, 950 56th St, Oakland CA 94608.

State of Mind John Katzenbach (Ballantine 0-345-38631-0, Oct ’97 [Dec ’97], $24.00, 409pp, hc) Near-future SF thriller. A serial killer stalks women in a security-run “safe” community in 2030 America.

Ice Anna Kavan (Dufour Editions 0-7206-1029-X, Jul ’97 [Aug ’97], $21.00, 158pp, tp) Reprint (1967) literary post-holocaust “SF metaphysical thriller”. This is the Peter Owen edition (previously listed) with Dufour stickers. Order from Dufour Editions, Chester Springs PA 19425-0007; (610) 458-5005.

Resurrected Holmes ed. Marvin Kaye (St. Martin’s/Griffin 0-312-15639-1, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], $14.95, 337pp, tp, cover by Jill Bauman) [Sherlock Holmes] Reprint (St. Martin’s 1996) original anthology of 15 stories about Sherlock Holmes.

The Best of Weird Tales: 1923 ed. Marvin Kaye & John Gregory Betancourt (Wildside Press/Bleak House 1-880448-53-X, Mar ’97, $12.00, 129pp, tp, cover by Stephen Fabian) Anthology of 13 stories from the first year of Weird Tales. Authors include H.P. Lovecraft, Frank Owen, and Farnsworth Wright. The introduction and discussions of each issue are by Kaye. Order from Wildside Press, 522 Park Avenue, Berkeley Heights NY 07922.

Waffled Michael Keehn (Secret Canyon Press 0-9657821-0-7, Jul ’97, $14.95, 324pp, tp, cover by Alan Gutierrez) Fantasy, “paranormal” novel. A metaphysically inclined lobster fisherman on hallucinogens gets sucked into a multi-dimensional realm and discovers cosmic enemies have designs on Earth. Order from Secret Canyon Press, PO Box 2127, Sedona AZ 86339.

Bolo Brigade William H. Keith, Jr. (Baen 0-671-87781-X, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $5.99, 376pp, pb, cover by C. W. Kelly) [Bolo] Novel based on Keith Laumer’s sentient tanks. Packaged and copyrighted by Bill Fawcett and Associates.

The Book of Water Marjorie B. Kellogg (DAW 0-88677-688-0, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $5.99, 335pp, pb, cover by Jody A. Lee) [Dragon Quartet] Fantasy novel, second volume of “The Dragon Quartet”. The dragon Water calls Erde and Earth from 913 AD Germany to 2013 AD Africa.

Think Like a Dinosaur and Other Stories James Patrick Kelly (Golden Gryphon Press 0-9655901-9-4, Aug ’97 [Jun ’97], $22.95, 275pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) Collection of 14 stories, including the Hugo-winning novelette of the title. Foreword by John Kessel. Golden Gryphon Press, 364 West Country Lane, Collinsville IL 62234; 618-344-4637.

Blackmantle Patricia Kennealy-Morrison (HarperPrism 0-06-105231-0, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $24.00, 519pp, hc, cover by John Ennis) [Keltiad] Fantasy novel, seventh volume in the “Keltiad” series. Aliens move into the worlds of the leaderless Kelts.

The Book of Angels Thomas E. Kennedy (Wordcraft of Oregon 1-877655-23-6, May ’97, $12.95, 231pp, tp) Contemporary fantasy novel. A writer is forced to use his imagination to aid a ruthless magician. Order from Wordcraft of Oregon, PO Box 3235, La Grande OR 97850; e-mail:

Quantum Leap XV: Heat Wave Melanie Kent (Boulevard 1-57297-312-9, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $5.99, 235pp, pb, cover by Stephen Gardner) Novelization based on the TV show. Copyrighted by MCA Publishing Rights.

The Seeds of Time Kay Kenyon (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57681-X, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $5.99, 513pp, pb, cover by Bruce Jensen) SF novel. Time/space travellers seek green planets from which to restock the dying Earth. A first novel.

Song in the Silence Elizabeth Kerner (Tor 0-312-85780-2, Feb ’97 [Jan ’97], $23.95, 379pp, hc, cover by Peter Bollinger) [Song in the Silence] Fantasy novel. A young woman seeks dragons. A first novel.

The Red Wyvern Katharine Kerr (Bantam Spectra 0-553-37290-4, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], $12.95, 351pp, tp, cover by Paul Youll) [Deverry: Dragon Mage] Fantasy novel in the “Deverry” series, book one of the “Dragon Mage” sub-series. First US edition (Voyager 1997).

Emerald House Rising Peg Kerr (Warner Aspect 0-446-60393-7, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $5.99, 325pp, pb, cover by Kevin Johnson) Fantasy novel. A gemcutter’s daughter is caught in court intrigues. A first novel.

Corrupting Dr. Nice John Kessel (Tor 0-312-86116-8, Jan ’97, $24.95, 317pp, hc, cover by Peter Bollinger) Satirical SF novel. Time-traveling con artists and a scientist with a baby dinosaur cross paths in Jerusalem at the time of Christ.

The Pure Product John Kessel (Tor 0-312-86117-6, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], $24.95, 383pp, hc, cover by Ed Gazsi) Collection of 16 stories, one original, plus two poems and a previously unpublished play. Nine stories were previously collected in Meeting in Infinity.

The Girl Next Door Jack Ketchum (Overlook Connection Press 0-9633397-0-2, Oct ’96 [Mar ’97], $75.00, 391pp, hc, cover by Neal McPheeters) Reprint (Warner 1989) psychological horror novel. This “corrected definitive” edition has an introduction by Stephen King, afterwords by Christopher Golden, Lucy Taylor, Edward Lee, and Philip Nutman; and an interview with Ketchum conducted by Stanley Wiater. This is a limited edition of 500. A mahogany-boxed, lettered edition of 52, signed by all contributors (no ISBN, $300.00) was announced but not seen. Ketchum is a pen name for Dallas Mayr. Available from Overlook Connection Press, PO Box 526, Woodstock GA; credit card orders 770-926-1762; add $5.00 postage.

The Blackgod J. Gregory Keyes (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-40394-0, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $23.50, 559pp, hc, cover by Tom Kidd) [Children of the Changeling] Fantasy novel, sequel to The Waterborn. Perkar and Hezhi face the River at its source.

The Blackgod J. Gregory Keyes (SFBC #15813, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $11.98, 559pp, hc, cover by Tom Kidd) [Children of the Changeling] Reprint (Del Rey 1997) fantasy novel, sequel to The Waterborn. This is similar to the Del Rey edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Waterborn J. Gregory Keyes (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-39670-7, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $5.99, 370pp, pb, cover by Tom Kidd) [Children of the Changeling] Reprint (Del Rey 1996) fantasy novel.

Forgotten Realms: The Council of Blades Paul Kidd (TSR 0-7869-0531-X, Sep ’97 [Oct ’97], $5.99, 310pp, tp, cover by Walter Velez) [Forgotten Realms: Nobles] Fantasy novelization based on the role-playing games. “The Nobles” #5. Copyrighted by TSR.

Horror Show Greg Kihn (Tor 0-812-55108-7, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $5.99, 274pp, pb, cover by Shelley Eshkar) Reprint (Tor 1996) horror novel.

Shade of Pale Greg Kihn (Tor/Forge 0-312-86046-3, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $21.95, 255pp, hc, cover by David Kramer) Dark-fantasy mystery novel. A Manhattan psychiatrist trying to find his sister is pursued by a Banshee.

The Electric Kid Garry Kilworth (Avon Flare 0-380-72847-8, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], $3.99, 137pp, pb) [Electric Kid] Reprint (Bantam UK 1994) young-adult SF novel about street kids in 2061.

Kindred Rites Katharine Eliska Kimbriel (HarperPrism 0-06-105796-7, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $5.99, 359pp, pb) [Night Calls] Dark fantasy novel, sequel to Night Calls.

DragonLance: Vinas Solamnus J. Robert King (TSR 0-7869-0787-8, Aug ’97 [Sep ’97], $5.99, 302pp, tp, cover by Todd Lockwood) Fantasy novelization based on the roleplaying game. “Lost Legends” #1. Copyrighted by TSR.

The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger Stephen King (Penguin/Plume 0-452-27960-7, Nov ’97, $12.95, 224pp, tp, cover by Michael Whelan) [Roland (Gunslinger)] Reissue (Grant 1982) dark fantasy Western quasi-novel. Second printing.

The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three Stephen King (Penguin/Plume 0-452-27961-5, Nov ’97, $16.95, 400pp, tp, cover by John Jude Palencar) [Roland (Gunslinger)] Reissue (Grant 1987) dark fantasy Western quasi-novel. Fifth printing.

The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands Stephen King (Penguin/Plume 0-452-27962-3, Nov ’97, $17.95, 422pp, tp, cover by John Jude Palencar) [Roland (Gunslinger)] Reissue (Grant 1991) dark fantasy Western quasi-novel. Third printing.

The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass Stephen King (Donald M. Grant 1-880418-38-X, Aug ’97, $45.00, 787pp, hc, cover by Dave McKean) [Roland (Gunslinger)] Fantasy novel, book four in “The Dark Tower” series. Also available in a deluxe boxed, signed, limited edition of 1200 (-37-1, $175.00). Order from Donald M. Grant, 19 Surrey Lane, PO Box 187, Hampton Falls NY 03844; add $4.00 shipping, $7.00 for deluxe edition.

The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass Stephen King (Dutton/Plume 0-452-27917-8, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $17.95, 672pp, tp, cover by John Jude Palencar) [Roland (Gunslinger)] Reprint (Donald M. Grant 1997) fantasy novel, book four in “The Dark Tower” series.

Desperation Stephen King (Penguin/Signet 0-451-18846-2, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], $7.99, 547pp, pb, cover by John Jude Palencar) Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton; Donald M. Grant 1996) horror novel.

The Green Mile Stephen King (Penguin/Plume 0-452-27890-2, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $14.95, 465pp, tp, cover by Dave McKean) Reprint (Signet 1996 in six parts) associational novel published as a serial. There is a new introduction by King.

The Shining Stephen King (Penguin/Signet 0-451-19388-1, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $7.50, 464pp, pb) Reissue (Doubleday 1977) horror novel. This is the TV movie tie-in edition. 59th printing.

The Regulators (as Richard Bachman) Stephen King (Penguin/Signet 0-451-19101-3, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $7.99, 498pp, pb, cover by John Jude Palencar) Reprint (Dutton 1996) horror novel, companion to Stephen King’s Desperation. The book originally appeared as by Bachman without King’s name on the cover.

Blood and Chocolate Annette Curtis Klause (Delacorte 0-385-32305-0, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $13.45, 264pp, hc, cover by Cliff Nielsen) Young-adult werewolf novel. A 16-year-old suburban werewolf falls for a human.

The Last Day Glenn Kleier (Warner 0-446-52285-6, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $24.00, 484pp, hc) Near-future millennial thriller. A woman named Jeza may be the new messiah.

The Horse King Richard A. Knaak (Warner Aspect 0-446-60353-8, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], $5.99, 346pp, pb, cover by Matt Stawicki) [Dragonrealm] Fantasy novel, tenth in the “Dragonrealm” series.

The Darker Passions: Carmilla Amarantha Knight (Masquerade 1-56333-578-6, Nov ’97, $6.95, 335pp, tp) Erotic dark fantasy novel loosely based on the short novel by Sheridan Le Fanu.

Creating Short Fiction Damon Knight (St. Martin’s/Griffin 0-312-15095-4, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $13.95, 209pp, tp) Reprint (Writer’s Digest 1981) guide to writing. This is the revised and updated third edition.

Humpty Dumpty: An Oval Damon Knight (Tor 0-312-86383-7, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $13.95, 287pp, tp) Reprint (Tor 1996) surreal SF novel.

Shadowrun #26: Stranger Souls Jak Koke (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45610-6, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $5.99, 284pp, pb, cover by Doug Anderson) [Shadowrun] Novelization based on the role-playing game. Book One of the “Dragon Heart Saga”. Copyrighted by FASA.

Shadowrun: Clockwork Asylum Jak Koke (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45620-3, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $5.99, 280pp, pb, cover by Doug Anderson) [Shadowrun] Novelization based on the role-playing game, book two of the “Dragonheart Saga”. Copyrighted by FASA.

Demon Seed Dean Koontz (Berkley 0-425-15859-4, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $7.50, 303pp, pb) Reprint (Bantam 1973) SF/horror novel. According to the afterword by Koontz, this has been revised and is “an entirely new version.”

Dragon Tears Dean Koontz (Berkley 0-425-14003-2, Dec ’96 [Jan ’97], $7.50, 401pp, pb, cover by Don Brautigam) Reissue (Putnam; Headline 1993) horror novel. 12th printing.

Fear Nothing Dean Koontz (CD Publications 1-881475-27-1, Jan ’98 [Dec ’97], $150.00, 433pp, hc, cover by Phil Parks) [Fear Nothing] SF thriller. A man who can’t be exposed to sunlight encounters genetic engineering gone wrong. Includes full-color interior illustrations by Phil Parks. This is a limited edition of 698, signed by Koontz and Parks. Simultaneous with the Headline UK edition. Order from CD Publications, PO Box 943, Abingdon MD 21009.

The Funhouse Dean Koontz (Berkley 0-425-14248-5, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $7.50, 333pp, pb) Reissue (Jove 1980 as by Owen West) horror movie novelization. Copyrighted by MCA Publishing. Sixth printing.

Intensity Dean Koontz (Ballantine 0-345-38436-9, May ’97 [Jul ’97], $7.99, 436pp, pb) Reissue (Headline 1995) associational thriller. TV miniseries tie-in edition. Second printing.

Midnight Dean Koontz (Berkley 0-425-11870-3, Aug ’97, $7.50, 470pp, pb) Reissue (Putnam 1989) horror/SF thriller. 17th printing.

Mr. Murder Dean Koontz (Berkley 0-425-14442-9, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], $7.50, 481pp, pb) Reissue (Headline 1993) SF/horror novel. Seventh printing.

Night Chills Dean Koontz (Berkley 0-425-09864-8, Nov ’97, $7.50, 369pp, pb) Reissue (Atheneum 1976) SF/horror novel. 43rd printing.

Phantoms Dean Koontz (Berkley 0-425-10145-2, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $7.50, 426pp, pb) Reissue (Putnam 1983) horror novel. 44th printing.

Phantoms Dean Koontz (Berkley 0-425-16202-8, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $7.50, 426pp, pb) Reissue (Putnam 1983) horror novel. This is a movie tie-in edition. 48th printing.

Santa’s Twin Dean Koontz (HarperPrism 0-06-105355-4, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $20.00, unpaginated, hc, cover by Phil Parks) [Santa’s Twin] Reissue (HarperPrism 1996) Christmas short story/picture book about Santa’s evil twin. Illustrated by Phil Parks.

Shadowfires Dean Koontz (Berkley 0-425-13698-1, Nov ’96 [Jan ’97], $7.50, 509pp, pb) Reissue (Avon 1987 as by Leigh Nichols) SF/horror thriller. Ninth printing.

Sole Survivor Dean Koontz (Knopf 0-679-42526-8, Feb ’97 [Jan ’97], $25.95, 321pp, hc) Dark Fantasy thriller. First US edition (Headline 1997).

Sole Survivor Dean Koontz (Ballantine 0-345-38437-7, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], $7.99, 403pp, pb) Reprint (Headline 1997) dark SF thriller. An international mass market edition scheduled for September 1997 was not seen.

Strangers Dean Koontz (Berkley 0-425-11992-0, Jun ’97, $7.50, 681pp, pb) Reissue (W.H. Allen; Putnam 1986) SF/horror novel. 23rd printing.

Ticktock Dean Koontz (Ballantine 0-345-38430-X, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $7.99, 338pp, pb) SF/dark fantasy thriller. An international edition (same information) was issued August 1996. First US edition (Headline 1996).

Ticktock Dean Koontz (SFBC #14435, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $8.98, 335pp, hc) Reprint (Headline 1996) SF/dark fantasy thriller. Similar to the Ballantine paperback edition. This lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Twilight Eyes Dean Koontz (Berkley 0-425-10065-0, Mar ’97, $7.50, 451pp, pb) Reissue (W.H. Allen 1987) horror novel, expanded from an earlier (1985) version. 21st printing.

Watchers Dean Koontz (Berkley 0-425-10746-9, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $7.50, 483pp, pb) Reissue (Putnam 1987) horror novel. 27th printing.

Whispers Dean Koontz (Berkley 0-425-09760-9, May ’97 [Jun ’97], $7.50, 502pp, pb) Reissue (Putnam 1980) horror novel. 42nd printing.

His Share of Glory: The Complete Short Science Fiction of C.M. Kornbluth C. M. Kornbluth (SFBC #17419, Aug ’97, $14.98, 670pp, hc, cover by Richard Powers) Reprint (NESFA Press 1997) collection of 56 stories, a complete collection of Kornbluth’s solo short SF, with introductions by Frederik Pohl and editor Timothy P. Szczesuil. This is similar to the NESFA edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

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