The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Arthur Stephen R. Lawhead (AvoNova 0-380-70890-6, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $6.99, 446pp, pb, cover by Eric Peterson) [Pendragon Cycle] Reissue (Crossway 1989) Arthurian fantasy novel. Book three of “The Pendragon Cycle”. Eleventh printing.

Byzantium Stephen R. Lawhead (HarperPrism 0-06-105754-1, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], $6.99, 870pp, pb, cover by Robert Hunt) Reprint (HarperCollins/Zondervan) historical novel with fantasy elements. An Irish monk travels to fabled Byzantium. A Zondervan edition (0-310-05754-1, $6.99) has a July release date.

Grail Stephen R. Lawhead (Avon 0-380-97526-2, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $24.00, 452pp, hc, cover by Eric Peterson) [Pendragon Cycle] Fantasy novel, Book Five of the “Pendragon Cycle”.

Merlin Stephen R. Lawhead (AvoNova 0-380-70889-2, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $6.99, 447pp, pb, cover by Eric Peterson) [Pendragon Cycle] Reissue (Crossway; Lion 1988) Arthurian fantasy novel. Book two of “The Pendragon Cycle”. 13th printing.

Pendragon Stephen R. Lawhead (AvoNova 0-380-71757-3, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $6.99, 436pp, pb, cover by Mike Posen) [Pendragon Cycle] Reissue (Morrow AvoNova 1994) Arthurian fantasy novel. Book four of “The Pendragon Cycle”. Fourth printing.

Taliesin Stephen R. Lawhead (AvoNova 0-380-70613-X, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $6.99, 486pp, pb, cover by Mike Posen) [Pendragon Cycle] Reissue (Crossway 1987) Arthurian fantasy novel. Book one of “The Pendragon Cycle”. 14th printing.

The Cold Heart of Capricorn Martha C. Lawrence (St. Martin’s 0-312-14569-1, Jan ’97 [Feb ’97], $21.95, 225pp, hc, cover by Tristan Elwell) [Elizabeth Chase] Mystery novel, second in the “Elizabeth Chase” series about a detective/parapsychologist with psychic abilities.

The Cold Heart of Capricorn Martha C. Lawrence (St. Martin’s 0-312-96294-0, Jan ’98 [Dec ’97], $5.99, 225pp, pb, cover by Tristan Elwell) [Elizabeth Chase] Reprint (St. Martin’s 1997) mystery novel, second in the “Elizabeth Chase” psychic detective series.

The Cellar Richard Laymon (CD Publications 1-881475-28-X, Jan ’98 [Dec ’97], $50.00, 215pp, hc, cover by Alan M. Clark & Thalia Ragsdale) [Beast House Chronicles] Reprint (Warner 1980) horror novel. There is an introduction by Bentley Little. The “Artist’s Endnote” describes how the cover art was made. This is a boxed, signed, limited edition of 500 copies, and is the first hardcover edition. Order from CD Publications, PO Box 943, Abingdon MD 21009.

Dancing at the Edge of the World Ursula K. Le Guin (Grove 0-8021-3529-3, Oct ’97 [Nov ’97], $12.00, 306pp, tp) Reprint (Grove 1989) non-fiction collection of essays and reviews by Le Guin.

Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching: A Book About the Way and the Power of the Way Ursula K. Le Guin (Shambhala Publications 1-57062-333-3, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $20.00, 125pp, hc) Associational, a rewritten version by Le Guin of the classic Taoist text, with notes giving Le Guin’s personal reactions, as well as discussing problems of text and translations.

The Lathe of Heaven Ursula K. Le Guin (Avon 0-380-79185-4, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $12.00, 175pp, tp, cover by J. K. Potter) Reprint (Scribner’s 1971) classic SF novel of alternate worlds and the problems of playing God. A Hugo and Nebula nominee.

The Dark Shore Adam Lee (Avon 0-380-79071-8, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $13.00, 410pp, tp, cover by Matt Stawicki) [Dominions of Irth] Fantasy novel, book one of “The Dominions of Irth”. A hardcover edition (-97441-X, $24.00) is also available. First US edition (Hodder & Stoughton 1996 as by A.A. Attanasio).

The Dark Shore Adam Lee (SFBC #16034, Jul ’97, $11.98, 410pp, hc, cover by Matt Stawicki) [Dominions of Irth] Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1996 as by A.A. Attanasio) fantasy novel, book one of “The Dominions of Irth”. This is similar to the Avon hardcover edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Ultimate Silver Surfer ed. Stan Lee (Boulevard 1-57297-299-8, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $6.50, 306pp, pb, cover by Mike Zeck & Phil Zimelman) Reprint (Boulevard 1995) original anthology of 15 stories based on the cosmic comic-book character. Packaged by Byron Preiss Multimedia. Copyrighted by Marvel Entertainment Group.

The Book of the Beast Tanith Lee (Overlook Press 0-87951-698-4, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], $13.95, 196pp, tp, cover by Wayne Barlowe) [Secret Books of Paradys] Reprint (Unwin 1988) dark fantasy novel, volume two of “The Secret Books of Paradys”.

The Book of the Damned Tanith Lee (Overlook Press 0-87951-697-6, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], $13.95, 229pp, tp, cover by Wayne Barlowe) [Secret Books of Paradys] Reprint (Unwin 1988) dark fantasy collection of three novellas, volume one of “The Secret Books of Paradys”.

Red Unicorn Tanith Lee (Tor 0-312-86265-2, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $20.95, 191pp, hc, cover by Mark Zug) [Black Unicorn] Young-adult fantasy novel. Tanaquil is lured to another world where she finds her evil twin plotting her sister’s death. Packaged and copyrighted by Byron Preiss Visual Publications; text copyrighted by Tanith Lee.

Red Unicorn Tanith Lee (SFBC #17019, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], $8.98, 191pp, hc) [Black Unicorn] Reprint (Tor 1997) young-adult fantasy novel. This is similar to the Tor edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Dealings of Daniel Kesserich Fritz Leiber (Tor 0-312-85408-0, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], $18.95, 125pp, hc, cover by Jason Van Hollander) Lovecraftian novella originally written in the ’30s, and lost for many decades. Omni did an online version last year.

Lean Times in Lankhmar Fritz Leiber (White Wolf 1-56504-895-4, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], $5.99, 436pp, pb, cover by Mike Mignola) [Fafhrd & Gray Mouser] Reprint (White Wolf 1996) omnibus of Swords in the Mist (Ace 1968) and Swords Against Wizardry (Ace 1968), the third and fourth volumes in the “Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser” series.

Return to Lankhmar Fritz Leiber (White Wolf 1-56504-928-4, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $21.99, 383pp, hc, cover by Mike Mignola) [Fafhrd & Gray Mouser] Omnibus of one novel, The Swords of Lankhmar (Ace 1968), and one collection, Swords and Ice Magic (Ace 1977), in the “Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser” series.

The Friends of Freeland Brad Leithauser (Knopf 0-679-45083-1, Jan ’97, $26.00, 508pp, hc) Literary dystopian novel set on an imaginary island between Iceland and Greenland.

A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L’Engle (Dell Yearling Newbery 0-440-22715-1, Jun ’97, $2.69, 211pp, pb, cover by Jody Lee) [Meg Murry] Reissue (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1962) young-adult SF novel. This is a special promotional edition, marked “Special low price” on the cover.

Pulp Art ed. Robert Lesser (Random House/Gramercy 0-517-20058-9, Sep ’97, $19.99, 183pp, hc, cover by Richard Lillis) Art book showing original cover paintings for American pulp magazines of the 1930s and ’40s. Text by Lesser, with 18 additional essays by editors, collectors, and others, including Sam Moskowitz and Forrest J Ackerman.

As She Climbed Across the Table Jonathan Lethem (Doubleday 0-385-48517-4, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], $22.95, 212pp, hc) Literary fantasy novel, academic satire, love story, and Alice in Wonderland take-off. A physics professor named Alice falls in love with the void in the universe she created, while her human lover tries to win her back.

The Wall of the Sky, The Wall of the Eye Jonathan Lethem (Tor 0-312-86353-5, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], $13.95, 294pp, tp) Reprint (Harcourt Brace 1996) collection of seven stories, two not previously published.

Highlander: Zealot Donna Lettow (Warner Aspect 0-446-60457-7, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $5.99, 243pp, pb) [Highlander] Novelization based on the syndicated TV show based on the movie. Copyrighted by Warner Books.

Rosemary’s Baby Ira Levin (Penguin/Signet 0-451-19400-4, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $6.99, 308pp, pb) [Rosemary Reilly] Reprint (Random House 1967) horror novel.

Son of Rosemary Ira Levin (Penguin/Dutton 0-525-94374-9, Sep ’97, $22.95, 257pp, hc) [Rosemary Reilly] Horror novel, a millennial sequel to Rosemary’s Baby.

Ella Enchanted Gail Carson Levine (HarperCollins 0-06-027510-3, May ’97, $14.95, 232pp, hc, cover by Mark Elliott) [Ella Enchanted] Young-adult fantasy novel. A fairy’s gift turns out to be a curse for a princess forced to always be obedient.

The Soft Edge: A Natural History and Future of the Information Revolution Paul Levinson (Routledge 0-415-15785-4, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $25.00, 257pp, hc) Associational non-fiction, a critical look at communications and the evolution of technology, from the alphabet to the Internet, with considerable consideration of online publishing, copyrights, and the future of books. First US edition (Routledge UK 1997).

A Book of Narnians: The Lion, the Witch and the Others C. S. Lewis (HarperCollins 0-06-446203-X, Sep ’97 [Nov ’97], $8.95, 88pp, tp, cover by Pauline Baynes) [Narnia] Reprint (Collins 1994) non-fiction young-adult guide to the characters of “Narnia”, using quotes from the “Chronicles of Narnia”, compiled by James Riordan, with large color illustrations by Pauline Baynes.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe C. S. Lewis (HarperCollins 0-06-027724-6, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $24.95, 175pp, hc, cover by Pauline Baynes) [Narnia] Reprint (Geoffrey Bles 1950) young-adult fantasy novel, book two in the “Narnia” series. This is the first US edition (HarperCollins UK 1991) of the special deluxe edition with new color illustrations by Pauline Baynes.

Interface Masque Shariann Lewitt (Tor 0-312-85627-X, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], $23.95, 350pp, hc, cover by Suzanne Duranceau) SF novel of data systems intrigue in a baroque future Venice.

Memento Mori Shariann Lewitt (Tor 0-312-86294-6, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $14.95, 286pp, tp, cover by Bruce Jensen) Reprint (Tor 1995) SF novel of an artificial intelligence running the world, and opposed by artists and philosophers.

When the Gods are Silent Jane Lindskold (AvoNova 0-380-78848-9, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $5.99, 265pp, pb, cover by Gary Ruddell) Fantasy novel. A farmer named Hulhc quests to restore Magic to the world.

Hunting the Corrigan’s Blood Holly Lisle (Baen 0-671-87768-2, Feb ’97 [Jan ’97], $5.99, 312pp, pb, cover by Stephen Hickman) SF space opera novel.

The Bard’s Tale: Wrath of the Princes Holly Lisle & Aaron Allston (Baen 0-671-87771-2, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], $5.99, 250pp, pb, cover by Ken Tunnell) [Bard’s Tale] Fantasy novelization based on the world of the computer game. The text is copyrighted by Bill Fawcett and Associates; the “Bard’s Tale” characters and descriptions are the sole property of Electronic Arts.

Hell on High Holly Lisle & Ted Nolan (Baen 0-671-87780-1, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $5.99, 306pp, pb, cover by Clyde Caldwell) [Devil’s Point] Fantasy novel, third in Lisle’s “Devil’s Point” series. Hell opens an amusement park with an Extinct Species Petting Zoo, real mermaids in the waterpark, and a place where customers can find exactly what they want — for a special fee.

The Ignored Bentley Little (Penguin/Signet 0-451-19258-3, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $5.99, 429pp, pb) Horror novel. A man suddenly discovers that no one notices him at all.

The Mailman Bentley Little (Penguin/Signet 0-451-40237-5, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], $5.99, 320pp, pb) Reprint (Onyx 1991) horror novel.

Bard: The Odyssey of the Irish Morgan Llywelyn (Tor 0-812-58515-1, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $6.99, 465pp, pb, cover by Don Maitz) Reissue (Houghton Mifflin 1984) historical novel with fantasy elements. Fifth printing.

Brian Boru: Emperor of the Irish Morgan Llywelyn (Tor 0-812-54461-7, Oct ’97, $4.99, 214pp, pb, cover by Ciruelo Cabral) Reprint (Ireland 1990) associational young-adult historical novel retelling the story of Ireland’s legendary first High King.

The Elementals Morgan Llywelyn (Tor 0-330-33914-1, May ’97 [Jun ’97], $6.99, 368pp, pb, cover by D. F. Henderson) Reissue (Tor 1993) historical novel with fantasy elements. Third printing.

Pride of Lions Morgan Llywelyn (Tor 0-812-53650-9, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], $6.99, 399pp, pb, cover by Larry Selman) [Lion of Ireland] Reprint (Forge 1996) associational historical novel of ancient Ireland, sequel to Lion of Ireland.

Strongbow Morgan Llywelyn (Tor 0-812-54462-5, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $4.99, 156pp, pb, cover by Ciruelo Cabral) Reprint (Tor 1996) associational young-adult historical novel of medieval Ireland.

The Arcana, Book II: Silverlight Morgan Llywelyn & Michael Scott (Baen 0-671-87790-9, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $5.99, 406pp, pb, cover by Clyde Caldwell) [Arcana] Reprint (Baen 1996) fantasy novel, second book of “The Arcana”.

Generation-X Scott Lobdell & Elliot S. Maggin (Boulevard 1-57297-223-8, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $5.99, 274pp, pb, cover by Ray Lago) [Generation X] SF novelization based on the comic book characters. Packaged by Byron Preiss Multimedia; copyrighted by Marvel Characters.

Stanley Kubrick Vincent LoBrutto (Penguin/Donald I. Fine 1-55611-492-3, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $29.95, 579pp, hc) Non-fiction. Critical biography of Kubrick’s life and works with emphasis on how the movies were set up. There are interesting pieces on authors Clarke, George, Hasford, etc. [Stanley Kubrick]

Heart Chaser Thomas Locke (Bethany House 1-55661-921-9, Mar ’97, $5.99, 155pp, tp, cover by Joe Nordstrom) Young-adult Christian SF novel, fourth book of “The Spectrum Chronicles.” Available from Bethany House Publishers, 11300 Hampshire Ave. S., Minneapolis MN 55438; 612-829-2500.

Firewalk Anne Logston (Ace 0-441-00427-X, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], $6.50, 339pp, pb, cover by Jeff Barson) [Firewalk] Fantasy novel. A novice firewalker is forced into a political marriage.

Tales of H.P. Lovecraft: Major Works Selected and Introduced by Joyce Carol Oates H. P. Lovecraft (Ecco Press 0-88001-541-1, Aug ’97, $23.00, 328pp, hc) Collection of ten stories. Introduction by Joyce Carol Oates.

The Loved Dead H. P. Lovecraft & August Derleth (Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0445-4, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $4.95, 243pp, pb) Reprint (Arkham House 1970) collection/anthology of 14 stories H.P. Lovecraft either revised or collaborated on, edited by August Derleth. This follows the 1970 Arkham House edition of The Horror in the Museum and Other Revisions, with text additionally edited by S.T. Joshi; Carroll & Graf’s 1996 book by that title reprinted half of the stories; the remainder appear here. The cover credits Lovecraft only; the title page adds “and Others;” Derleth’s name appears only on the copyright page.

Instant Expert: Collecting Science Fiction and Fantasy Gary Lovisi (Alliance Publishing 1-887110-12-7, May ’97, $14.00, 136pp, tp) Non-fiction guide to collecting paperback SF, fantasy, and horror. Available from Alliance Publishing, PO Box 080377, Brooklyn NY 11208-0002.

Sarasha Gary Lovisi (Gryphon Books 0-936071-82-6, May ’97 [Jul ’97], $15.00, 208pp, tp, cover by G. Warlock Vance) SF novel. Humans return to lost Earth to see if it’s worth re-settling, and find a world of cats, dogs, and hordes of ravenous rats. Available from Gryphon Publications, PO Box 209, Brooklyn NY 11228; add $1.00 postage.

The Winged-Men Gary Lovisi (Fading Shadows Press, Sep ’97, $6.30, 79pp, ph, cover by Ron Wilber) Pulp-style SF novella in chapbook form, first volume in the “Cosian Chronicles”. Subtitled “An Interplanetary Scientific Romance”. A man thought dead returns to tell of his adventures on another planet. Order from Fading Shadows Press, 504 E. Morris Street, Seymour TX 76380; postage included in price.

The Giver Lois Lowry (Dell Yearling Newbery 0-440-22727-5, Jun ’97 [Aug ’97], $2.69, 180pp, pb) Reprint (Houghton Mifflin 1993) Newbery award-winning young-adult utopian SF novel. This is a special promotional edition, with “Special low price” on the cover.

Star Wars: A New Hope George Lucas (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34146-5, Feb ’97 [Jan ’97], $5.99, 220pp, pb) [Star Wars] Reissue (Ballantine 1976 as Star Wars) SF novelization based on the first “Star Wars” film. There is a short new introduction by Lucas. This is a “special edition” tie-in to the 20th anniversary movie re-release. Copyrighted by Lucasfilm. 52nd printing.

The Angle Between Two Walls: The Fiction of J.G. Ballard Roger Luckhurst (St. Martin’s 0-312-17439-X, Jan ’98 [Dec ’97], $39.95, 213pp, hc, cover by Yves Tanguy) Non-fiction, critical examination of Ballard’s work in regard to SF, and issues of popular culture and legitimization. First US edition (Liverpool University Press 1997). [J. G. Ballard]

In His Own Write: Brian Lumley: Necroscribe Brian Lumley (Necronomicon Press, Aug ’97 [Sep ’97], $5.95, 35pp, ph, cover by Dave Carson) Chapbook collection of three short stories with Lovecraftian elements (and in-jokes), with an explanatory foreword by Lumley. Available from Necronomicon Press, PO Box 1304, West Warwick RI 02893.

Necroscope: Resurgence Brian Lumley (Tor 0-812-55364-0, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $6.99, 553pp, pb, cover by Carol Russo) [Necroscope: Lost Years] Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1996 as Necroscope: The Lost Years: Volume II) vampire horror novel, “The Lost Years: Volume Two”; part of the “Necroscope” series, backtracking to cover time between volumes II (Wamphyri!) and III (The Source).

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