The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Titus Crow III Brian Lumley (Tor 0-312-86365-9, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $24.95, 380pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Titus Crow] Omnibus of the fifth and sixth novels in the Lovecraftian “Titus Crow” series, In the Moons of Borea (1979) and Elysia: The Coming of Cthulhu (1989).

Titus Crow: Volume Two Brian Lumley (Tor 0-312-86347-0, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $24.95, 318pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Titus Crow] Omnibus of the third and fourth novels in the Lovecraftian “Titus Crow” series, The Clock of Dreams (1978) and Spawn of the Winds (1978).

The Unseen ed. Janet Lunn (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-038067-1, Sep ’97, $3.99, 171pp, tp, cover by Laura Fernandez) Young-adult anthology of 21 horror stories and poems, nine original. Authors include Monica Hughes, L.M. Montgomery, and Michael Bedard. First US edition (Lester 1994); we appear to have missed the UK edition.

All in Color for a Dime Dick Lupoff & Don Thompson (Krause Publications 0-87341-498-5, Jun ’97, $14.95, 272pp, tp) Reprint (Arlington House 1970) associational non-fiction collection of 11 essay/reminiscences about comic books by authors including Ted White, Ron Goulart, and Harlan Ellison. Minor corrections have been made, and there is a new introduction by Dick Lupoff and Maggie Thompson.

The Radio Red Killer Richard A. Lupoff (St. Martin’s 0-312-17181-1, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $22.95, 274pp, hc, cover by Earl Keleny) [Lindsay & Plum] Associational mystery, the seventh in the series featuring Hobert Lindsay and Marvia Plum, though this is a solo adventure for Ms. Plum.

Dark Homecoming Eric Lustbader (Pocket 0-671-00329-1, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $23.00, 353pp, hc, cover by Matt Galemmo) Ex-cop Lew Croaker gets involved in mystical doings in Miami. First US edition (HarperCollins UK 1997).

The Princess and the Goblin George MacDonald (Penguin/Puffin Classics 0-14-036746-2, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], $3.99, 241pp, tp, cover by Colin Backhouse) [Curdie] Reprint (Routledge 1872) classic children’s fantasy novel. The copyright page gives this as a 1996 first printing: this appears to be an international edition printed in the UK, though we have not listed a UK edition.

Spawn Rob MacGregor (Avon 0-380-79441-1, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $5.99, 295pp, pb) Novelization of the movie based on the comic-book character. Copyrighted by New Line Productions.

The Great Wheel Ian R. MacLeod (Harcourt Brace 0-15-100293-2, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], $24.00, 458pp, hc) SF novel. A priest in Africa investigates a disease and finds politics and poverty. A first novel.

Voyages by Starlight Ian R. MacLeod (Arkham House 0-87054-171-4, Jul ’97 [May ’97], $21.95, 269pp, hc, cover by Nicholas Jainschigg) Collection of 10 stories, with a foreword by Michael Swanwick. Available from Arkham House, PO Box 546, Sauk City WI 53583.

The Greatest Show Off Earth Margaret Mahy (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-037926-6, Dec ’96 [Feb ’97], $4.99, 186pp, tp, cover by Anna DiVito) Reprint (Hamish Hamilton 1994) young-adult SF novel about a traveling space circus.

Wingman: Death Orbit Mack Maloney (Zebra/Pinnacle 0-7860-0357-X, Jan ’97, $4.99, 415pp, pb) [Wingman] Post-holocaust SF adventure novel, 13th in the series.

Wingman: The Sky Ghost Mack Maloney (Pinnacle 0-7860-0452-5, Oct ’97, $4.99, 383pp, pb) [Wingman] Post-holocaust SF adventure novel, 14th in the series.

Noctet: Tales of Madonna-Moloch Albert J. Manachino (Argo Press 0-9634181-3-0, Jan ’97, $14.95, 189pp, tp, cover by Larry Dickison) [Madonna-Moloch] Collection of eight science-fantasy stories, two previously unpublished, set on the planet Madonna-Moloch. Illustrated by Larry Dickison, with a foreword by Charles R. Saunders. Available from Argo Press, PO Box 4201, Austin TX 78765-4201.

Dr. Faustus Thomas Mann (Random House/Knopf 0-375-40054-0, Jan ’98 [Dec ’97], $35.00, 535pp, hc) Classic tale of a deal with the devil, a contemporary retelling with Faust as a 20th century composer. This is a new translation by John E. Woods from the original German (Bermann-Fischer, Stockholm 1947).

Grave Passions: Tales of the Gay Supernatural ed. William J. Mann (Masquerade/Badboy 1-56333-405-4, Mar ’97 [May ’97], $6.50, 328pp, pb) Anthology of 18 stories. Authors include Lawrence Schimel and Poppy Z. Brite.

In the Shadow of the Vampire: Reflections on the World of Anne Rice Jana Marcus (Thunder’s Mouth Press 1-56025-147-6, Jan ’98 [Dec ’97], $19.95, 192pp, tp, cover by Jana Marcus) Non-fiction, a photo-documentary of the social phenomena surrounding Rice, with interviews with numerous fans, including “real-life blood drinkers, gays, role-playing gamers, members of the S&M community,” and garden-variety Goths. Many of the photos were taken at Rice’s Memnoch Ball. Introduction by Katherine Ramsland. [Anne Rice]

Receive the Gift Louise Marley (Ace 0-441-00486-5, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $5.99, 297pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Singers] SF novel, third in the series beginning with Sing the Light. A ruthless renegade is trying to control the itinerant Singers with their psionic powers.

The Dead of the Night John Marsden (Houghton Mifflin 0-395-83734-0, Sep ’97 [Dec ’97], $16.00, 278pp, hc, cover by Vivienne Goodman) [Tomorrow] Young-adult Australian near-future adventure, sequel to Tomorrow When the War Began. Teens struggle to survive free from the invaders. First US edition (Pan Macmillan Australia 1994).

Palace Corbie Seven ed. John Marshall & Wayne Edwards (Merrimack Books 1-888283-06-8, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $12.95, 329pp, tp, cover by Sharlene Pomponio) Original anthology/book-format magazine with 40 horror stories and poems. There is a special section in which 14 stories all have the same title, “The Piano Player Has No Fingers”. Authors include Yvonne Navarro, Brian Hodge, William F. Nolan, and Michael A. Arnzen. Merrimack Books, PO Box 83514, Lincoln NE 68501-3514.

Broken Blade Ann Marston (HarperPrism 0-06-105627-8, Feb ’97 [Jan ’97], $5.50, 319pp, pb, cover by Yvonne Gilbert) [Rune Blade] Celtic fantasy novel. Final book in the “Rune Blade” trilogy.

A Game of Thrones George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57340-3, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $6.99, 836pp, pb, cover by Stephen Youll) [Song of Ice and Fire] Reprint (Voyager 1996) fantasy novel, book one of “Song of Ice and Fire”. Winner of the 1996 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel.

The X-Files: Fresh Bones Les Martin (HarperTrophy 0-06-447180-2, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $4.50, 137pp, pb, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [X-Files] Young-adult novelization, sixth in the series for ages 12+. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film.

The X-Files: The Host Les Martin (HarperTrophy 0-06-447181-0, Nov ’97, $4.50, 109pp, pb, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [X-Files] X-Files novelization, #8 in the YA series. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film.

MageLord: The Awakening Thomas K. Martin (Ace 0-441-00435-0, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $5.99, 282pp, pb, cover by Duane O. Myers) [MageLord] Fantasy novel, first book in a new trilogy.

Arachne Lisa Mason (Avon 0-380-72971-7, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $12.00, 263pp, tp, cover by Tom Canty) [Arachne] Reissue (Morrow 1990) near-future SF novel.

I Am Legend Richard Matheson (Tor/Orb 0-312-86504-X, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $12.95, 317pp, tp) Reprint (Tor 1995) collection of 11 stories, including classic vampire novel.

Robert Bloch: Appreciations of the Master ed. Richard Matheson & Ricia Mainhardt (Tor 0-312-86385-3, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $18.95, 382pp, tp) Reprint (Tor 1995) collection of 30 tributes to and 20 stories by Bloch, plus a screenplay excerpt. [Robert Bloch]

The Power in the Dark Barry Mathias (Salal Press 1-894012-00-3, May ’97 [Jul ’97], $11.95, 256pp, tp, cover by Natasha Smith) [Power in the Dark] Medieval fantasy novel, first in a trilogy. A boy entrusted with the keeping of the Grail must flee when an army led by giants invades Wessex. A first novel. Order from Salal Press, PO Box 36060, Victoria BC V9A 7J5; 250-384-0305; email:

Countdown to Millennium Rodney Matthews (Overlook Press 0-87951-780-8, May ’97 [Nov ’97], $24.95, 112pp, tp, cover by Rodney Matthews) Art book, with text by Matthews and Nigel Suckling. First US edition (Paper Tiger 1997).

An Exchange of Hostages Susan R. Matthews (AvoNova 0-380-78913-2, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $5.99, 372pp, pb) [Judiciary; Andrej Kosciusko] SF novel of psychological suspense. A young surgeon unwillingly becomes a military “Ship’s Inquisitor.” A first novel.

The Dark Side Guy de Maupassant (Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0419-5, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $10.95, 252pp, tp, cover by Maurice de Vlaminck) Reissue (Xanadu 1989) collection of 31 stories of the supernatural, translated and introduction by Arnold Kellet, with a foreword by Ramsey Campbell.

Timeshadow Rider Ann Maxwell (Zebra/Pinnacle 0-7860-0368-5, 1997 [Mar ’97], $5.99, 320pp, pb) Reprint (Tor 1986) SF novel packaged as romance.

Magnificat Julian May (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-36249-7, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], $6.99, 418pp, pb, cover by Mark Harrison) [Galactic Milieu] Reprint (Knopf 1996) SF novel, third in the “Galactic Milieu” trilogy.

Sky Trillium Julian May (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-38000-2, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], $12.95, 389pp, tp, cover by Mark Harrison) [Trillium] Fantasy novel, sequel to Blood Trillium, May’s solo sequel to Black Trillium, the collaboration by Andre Norton, Julian May, and Marion Zimmer Bradley. Although we listed a trade paperback as seen December 1996, this says “First Edition: December 1997”. First US edition (Voyager 1997).

Fairyland Paul J. McAuley (AvoNova 0-380-79429-2, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], $5.99, 420pp, pb, cover by Bruce Jensen) [Fairyland] Reprint (Gollancz 1995) SF novel. Winner of the 1996 Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best SF Novel.

Pasquale’s Angel Paul J. McAuley (AvoNova 0-380-77820-3, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], $5.99, 374pp, pb, cover by Donato Giancola) Reprint (Gollancz 1994) historical SF novel set in an alternate Renaissance Italy.

All the Weyrs of Pern Anne McCaffrey (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41935-9, Sep ’97 [Nov ’97], $12.95, 404pp, tp, cover by Michael Whelan) [Pern] Reprint (Bantam UK 1991) SF novel in the “Pern” series.

Black Horses for the King Anne McCaffrey (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-40881-0, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $10.95, 221pp, tp, cover by David Shannon) Reprint (Harcourt Brace 1996) associational young-adult historical Arthurian. A boy with an ear for languages helps Arthur with his horses.

The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall Anne McCaffrey (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41959-6, Sep ’97 [Nov ’97], $12.95, 306pp, tp, cover by Michael Whelan) [Pern] Reprint (Del Rey; Bantam UK 1993) collection of five stories in the “Pern” series.

The Dolphins of Pern Anne McCaffrey (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41938-3, Sep ’97 [Nov ’97], $12.95, 340pp, tp, cover by Rowena Morrill) [Pern] Reprint (Ballantine Del Rey 1994) SF novel in the “Pern” series.

Dragonflight Anne McCaffrey (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41936-7, Sep ’97 [Nov ’97], $12.95, 303pp, tp, cover by Michael Whelan) [Pern] Reprint (Ballantine 1968) SF novel in the “Pern” series.

Dragonquest Anne McCaffrey (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41937-5, Sep ’97 [Nov ’97], $12.95, 330pp, tp, cover by Michael Whelan) [Pern] Reprint (Ballantine 1971) SF novel in the “Pern” series.

Dragonsdawn Anne McCaffrey (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41956-1, Sep ’97 [Nov ’97], $12.95, 431pp, tp, cover by Michael Whelan) [Pern] Reprint (Del Rey; Bantam UK 1988) SF novel in the “Pern” series.

Dragonseye Anne McCaffrey (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-38821-6, Feb ’97 [Jan ’97], $24.00, 353pp, hc, cover by Eric Peterson) [Pern] SF novel in the “Pern” series. The colonists are losing their technology just as the second pass of Thread begins. First US edition (Bantam UK 1996 as Red Star Rising).

Dragonseye Anne McCaffrey (SFBC #15116, Mar ’97, $12.98, 353pp, hc, cover by Eric Peterson) [Pern] Reprint (Bantam UK 1996 as Red Star Rising) SF novel in the “Pern” series. This is similar to the Ballantine Del Rey edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Freedom’s Choice Anne McCaffrey (Ace/Putnam 0-399-14270-3, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $23.95, 293pp, hc, cover by Romas Kukalis) [Catteni] SF novel, sequel to Freedom’s Landing. First US edition (Bantam UK 1997).

Freedom’s Choice Anne McCaffrey (SFBC #15896, Jul ’97, $12.98, 249pp, hc, cover by Romas Kukalis) [Catteni] Reprint (Bantam UK 1997) SF novel, sequel to Freedom’s Landing. This is similar to the Putnam edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The MasterHarper of Pern Anne McCaffrey (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-38823-2, Jan ’98 [Dec ’97], $24.00, 431pp, hc, cover by Brom) [Pern] SF novel in the “Pern” series, covering Masterharper Robinton’s life up to the early events of Dragonflight. First US edition (Bantam UK 1997).

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