The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Highlander: The Path Rebecca Neason (Warner Aspect 0-446-60456-9, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], $5.99, 220pp, pb) [Highlander] Novelization based on the movie and TV show. Copyrighted by Warner Books.

The Dark Andrew Neiderman (Pocket 0-671-00796-3, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], $6.99, 274pp, pb) Horror novel. Psychiatric patients are actually possessed.

The Devil’s Advocate Andrew Neiderman (Pocket 0-671-01410-2, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $5.99, 313pp, pb) Reissue (Pocket 1990) horror novel about a lawyer hired by the devil. This is a movie tie-in edition. Second printing.

Without Honour Robert Neilson (Albedo One Publications, Nov ’97, £3.50, 83pp, ph, cover by Alan Casey) Collection of seven stories, some apparently original, with an introduction by Maggie Furey, and illustrations by Alan Casey. Available from Albedo One Publications, 2, Post Road, Lusk, Co. Dublin, Ireland; e-mail

Saucer Attack! Eric & Leif Nesheim (Kitchen Sink/General Publishing Group 1-57544-066-0, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], $16.95, 127pp, tp) Non-fiction art book about pop culture in the “Golden Age of Flying Saucers” — and the Golden Age of pulp magazines, which provide the bulk of the illustrations, along with SF paperbacks, movie posters, toys, comics, and trading cards.

Back in the USSA Kim Newman & Eugene Byrne (Mark V. Ziesing 0-929480-84-8, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $29.95, 356pp, hc, cover by Arnie Fenner) Alternate-history novel in which the US, not Russia, had a Socialist revolution. Also available in a signed, limited, slipcased edition ($65.00). Order from Mark V. Ziesing, PO Box 76, Shingletown CA 96088.

The Chessboard Queen Sharan Newman (Tor 0-312-86391-8, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $13.95, 296pp, tp, cover by Daniel Maclise) [Guinevere] Reprint (St. Martin’s 1983) Arthurian fantasy novel, second in a trilogy.

Darkenheight Douglas Niles (Ace 0-441-00456-3, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $6.99, 466pp, pb, cover by Ciruelo Cabral) [Watershed] Reprint (Ace 1996) fantasy novel. Book Two of “The Watershed” Trilogy.

DragonLance: Fistandantilus Reborn Douglas Niles (TSR 0-7869-0708-8, Oct ’97, $5.99, 315pp, tp, cover by Todd Lockwood) [DragonLance] Novelization based on the role-playing games, “Lost Gods/Lost Legends” #2. Copyrighted by TSR.

War of Three Waters Douglas Niles (Ace 0-441-00442-3, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], $14.00, 374pp, tp, cover by Ciruelo Cabral) [Watershed] Fantasy novel, third in “The Watershed Trilogy”.

Destiny’s Road Larry Niven (Tor 0-312-85122-7, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $24.95, 351pp, hc, cover by Michael Whelan) [Heorot] SF novel. A man explores the fate of the lost first attempt to settle Planet Destiny. Set in the same world as Niven’s co-authored novels The Legacy of Heorot and Beowulf’s Children.

The Integral Trees Larry Niven (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41816-6, May ’97 [Nov ’97], $11.00, 240pp, tp) [Sharls Davis Kendy] Reprint (Del Rey 1984) SF novel.

N-Space Larry Niven (Tor 0-812-51001-1, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $6.99, 693pp, pb, cover by Dave Archer) Reissue (Tor 1990) collection of fiction and non-fiction. Fourth printing.

Ringworld Larry Niven (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41840-9, May ’97 [Nov ’97], $11.00, 313pp, tp) [Ringworld] Reprint (Ballantine 1970) SF novel. This has a 1976 introduction by Niven.

Ringworld Engineers Larry Niven (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41841-7, May ’97 [Nov ’97], $11.00, 307pp, tp) [Ringworld] Reprint (Phantasia 1979) SF novel.

The Ringworld Throne Larry Niven (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41296-6, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $6.99, 355pp, pb, cover by Barclay Shaw) [Ringworld] Reprint (Del Rey 1996) SF novel, third in the “Ringworld” series.

Footfall Larry Niven & Jerry E. Pournelle (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41842-5, May ’97 [Nov ’97], $12.00, 495pp, tp) Reprint (Del Rey 1985) SF novel.

Sabriel Garth Nix (HarperCollins 0-06-447183-7, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $5.95, 491pp, pb, cover by Leo & Diane Dillon) [Abhorsen] Reprint (HarperCollinsAustralia/Moonstone 1995) young-adult fantasy novel. Winner of the 1995 Aurealis Award.

Shade’s Children Garth Nix (HarperCollins Children’s Books 0-06-027324-0, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $15.95, 310pp, hc, cover by Leo & Diane Dillon) Young-adult post-holocaust SF novel. Young fugitives try to overthrow the brutal Overlords with help from their mysterious mentor Shade.

The X-Files: The Calusari Garth Nix (HarperCollins 0-06-447171-3, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $4.50, 100pp, pb, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [X-Files] Young-adult novellazation of the TV show, first in the new series for ages 12+. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film.

A Completely Different Place Perry Nodelman (Simon & Schuster 0-689-80836-4, Jun ’97, $16.00, 192pp, hc, cover by Steve Cieslawski) [Same Place But Different] Young-adult fantasy novel, sequel to The Same Place But Different. Vengeful fairies trap John in a glass bottle.

In the Dutch Mountains Cees Nooteboom (Harcourt Brace/Harvest 0-15-600402-X, Mar ’97, $11.00, 129pp, tp, cover by Pyke Koch) Reprint (Louisiana State University Press 1987) literary fantasy/fairy tale. Translated by Adrienne Dixon from the Dutch In Nederland (Uitgeverij De Arbeiderspers 1984).

The Girl Who Dreamed Only Geese and Other Tales of the Far North Howard Norman (Harcourt Brace/Gulliver 0-15-230979-9, Oct ’97, $22.00, 146pp, hc, cover by Leo & Diane Dillon) Art book/young-adult collection of ten stories retold from Inuit tales. Lavishly illustrated by the Dillons.

Outlaw of Gor John Norman (Masquerade 1-56333-487-9, Aug ’96 [Oct ’97], $6.95, 255pp, pb) [Gor] Reprint (Ballantine 1967) fantasy novel, second in the “Gor” series. There is a new introduction by Steven Saylor. This apparently appeared in 1996, but was not seen until now. Norman is a pen name for John Lange.

Tarnsman of Gor John Norman (Masquerade 1-56333-486-0, 1996 [Oct ’97], $6.95, 219pp, pb) [Gor] Reprint (Ballantine 1966) first fantasy novel in the “Gor” series. There is a new introduction by Cecilia Tan. This edition apparently appeared in 1996, but was not seen until now.

Fire Margins Lisanne Norman (DAW 0-88677-718-6, Dec ’97, $6.99, 758pp, pb, cover by Romas Kukalis) [Sholan Alliance] Reissue (DAW 1996) SF novel, third in the “Sholan Alliance” series. Second printing.

Razor’s Edge Lisanne Norman (DAW 0-88677-766-6, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], $6.99, 652pp, pb, cover by Romas Kukalis) [Sholan Alliance] SF novel, fourth in the “Sholan Alliance” series.

Forerunner Andre Norton (Tor 0-812-54717-9, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $5.99, 282pp, pb, cover by Barbi Johnson) [Forerunner] Reissue (Tor 1981) SF novel. Fifth printing.

The Warding of Witch World Andre Norton (Warner Aspect 0-446-60369-4, Jan ’98 [Dec ’97], $6.50, 590pp, pb, cover by Kevin Johnson) [Witch World: Secrets] Reprint (Warner Aspect 1996) fantasy novel, “Secrets of the Witch World” Book 3, and the final “Witch World” novel.

Derelict for Trade Andre Norton & Sherwood Smith (Tor 0-312-85919-8, Mar ’97, $22.95, 283pp, hc, cover by Nicholas Jainschigg) [Solar Queen] SF novel in Norton’s “Solar Queen” series. The crew’s salvage claim on an abandoned ship makes them targets of an alien hijacking ring. Copyrighted by Andre Norton Ltd.

A Mind For Trade Andre Norton & Sherwood Smith (Tor 0-312-85920-1, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $21.95, 254pp, hc, cover by Peter Peebles) [Solar Queen] SF novel, second in Tor’s new “Solar Queen” series.

Catfantastic ed. Andre Norton & Martin H. Greenberg (MJF Books 1-56731-153-9, 1997 [Jan ’97], $7.98, 320pp, hc, cover by Braldt Bralds) Reprint (DAW 1989) original anthology of 15 stories about cats and magic. This is an instant remainder edition, and the first hardcover edition.

Are All the Giants Dead? Mary Norton (Harcourt Brace/Magic Carpet 0-15-201523-X, Mar ’97, $7.00, tp, cover by Brian Froud) Reprint (Dent 1975) young-adult fantasy, illustrated by Brian Froud.

The Borrowers Mary Norton (Harcourt Brace/Odyssey 0-15-209990-5, 1997 [Nov ’97], $6.00, 200pp, pb, cover by Beth & Joe Krush) [Borrowers] Reissue (Dent 1952) classic young-adult fantasy, first in the series. Ninth printing.

The Borrowers Afield Mary Norton (Harcourt Brace/Odyssey 0-15-210535-2, 1997 [Nov ’97], $6.00, 238pp, pb, cover by Beth & Joe Krush) [Borrowers] Reissue (Harcourt Brace 1955) classic young-adult fantasy, second in the series. Fourth printing.

The Borrowers Afloat Mary Norton (Harcourt Brace/Odyssey 0-15-210534-4, 1997 [Nov ’97], $6.00, 205pp, pb, cover by Beth & Joe Krush) [Borrowers] Reissue (Harcourt Brace 1959) classic young-adult fantasy, third in the “Borrowers” series. Fourth printing.

The Borrowers Aloft Mary Norton (Harcourt Brace/Odyssey 0-15-210533-6, 1997 [Nov ’97], $6.00, 196pp, pb, cover by Beth & Joe Krush) [Borrowers] Reissue (Dent 1961) classic young-adult fantasy, fourth in the “Borrowers” series. Fourth printing.

The Borrowers Avenged Mary Norton (Harcourt Brace/Odyssey 0-15-210532-8, 1997 [Nov ’97], $6.00, 365pp, pb, cover by Beth & Joe Krush) [Borrowers] Reissue (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1982) classic young-adult fantasy, fifth in the “Borrowers” series. Fourth printing.

The Outer Limits, Volume 3 ed. Debbie Notkin (Prima/Proteus 0-7615-0621-7, Mar ’97 [Apr ’97], $12.00, 251pp, tp) Anthology of four stories, one reprint and three based on episodes of the television show (both original and new series), by Eando Binder (reprint), Richard Lupoff, Michael Marano, and Diane Duane. There is a foreword by David Schow. Copyrighted by Outer Productions.

The Outer Limits, Volume 2 ed. Debbie Notkin & Roger Stewart (Prima/Proteus 0-7615-0620-9, Feb ’97 [Jan ’97], $12.00, 292pp, tp) Original anthology of four stories, one a reprint, based on episodes of the television show (both original and new series). Authors are Diane Duane, Fredric Brown, Michael Marano, and Richard Lupoff. Copyrighted by Outer Limits Productions, with trademark licensing by MGM/UA.

The Ship Errant Jody Lynn Nye (Baen 0-671-87854-9, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], $6.99, 401pp, pb, cover by Stephen Hickman) [Ship Who Sang] Reprint (Baen 1996) SF novel, sequel to Nye’s collaboration with Anne McCaffrey, The Ship Who Won. Copyrighted by Bill Fawcett & Associates.

Taylor’s Ark Jody Lynn Nye (Ace 0-441-79974-4, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], $5.99, 279pp, pb, cover by Peter Peebles) [Taylor’s Ark] Reissue (Ace 1993) SF novel. Third printing.

The Dragonlover’s Guide to Pern Jody Lynn Nye & Anne McCaffrey (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41274-5, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], $15.00, 178pp, tp, cover by Todd Cameron Hamilton) [Pern] Reissue (Del Rey 1989) non-fiction guide to the world of McCaffrey’s “Pern” books. Packaged and copyrighted by Bill Fawcett & Associates. Fifth printing.

The Dragonlover’s Guide to Pern: Second Edition Jody Lynn Nye & Anne McCaffrey (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41274-5, Mar ’97, $15.00, 260pp, tp, cover by Todd Cameron Hamilton) [Pern] Non-fiction guide to the world of McCaffrey’s “Pern” books. This is revised from the 1989 Del Rey edition. Packaged and copyrighted by Bill Fawcett & Associates.

Dry Water Eric Nylund (Avon 0-380-78542-0, Feb ’97 [Jan ’97], $12.50, 311pp, tp, cover by Donato Giancola) Fantasy novel. A necromancer, a witch, and a psychic SF writer fight in New Mexico to control history. A hardcover edition (-97474-6, $23.00) is also available.

Dry Water Eric Nylund (SFBC #15599, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $10.98, 311pp, hc, cover by Donato Giancola) Reprint (Avon 1997) Southwestern fantasy novel. This is similar to the Avon edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Haunted: Tales of the Grotesque Joyce Carol Oates (Penguin/Plume 0-452-27374-9, Jan ’98 [Dec ’97], $11.95, 310pp, tp, cover by Edvard Munch) Reissue (Dutton 1994) collection of 16 stories of horror and the grotesque, with an afterword by the author. Second printing.

Shadowrun: Headhunters Mel Odom (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45614-9, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $5.99, 293pp, pb, cover by Les Dorscheid) [Shadowrun] Novelization based on the role-playing game. #27 in the series. Copyrighted by FASA.

The Gift Patrick O’Leary (Tor 0-312-86402-7, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $22.95, 287pp, hc, cover by Thomas Canty) Fantasy novel. A king and a boy team up to rid their land of an old, corrupted magic.

Here’s to the Newly Dead B. J. Oliphant (Ballantine/Fawcett Gold Medal 0-449-14992-7, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $5.99, 278pp, pb) [Shirley McClintock] Associational autobiographical mystery novel, seventh book featuring New Mexico rancher/detective Shirley McClintock. Oliphant is a pseudonym for Sheri S. Tepper.

A Death of Innocents A. J. Orde (Fawcett Crest 0-449-22519-4, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $5.99, 249pp, pb) Associational mystery novel. Orde is a pseudonym for Sheri S. Tepper.

Gaia’s Toys Rebecca Ore (Tor 0-812-53908-7, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $9.99, 246pp, tp, cover by Shelley Eshkar) Reprint (Tor 1995) dystopian SF novel of nanotech, biotech, and eco-terrorism.

Animal Farm George Orwell (Penguin/Plume/Harcourt Brace 0-452-27750-7, Jun ’96 [Dec ’97], $9.95, 136pp, tp) [Animal Farm] Reprint (Secker & Warburg 1945) classic fantasy satire. This is a special 50th anniversary edition, with new preface by Russell Baker, in addition to the 1954 introduction by C.M. Woodhouse.

Deathweave Cary Osborne (Ace 0-441-00498-9, Jan ’98 [Dec ’97], $5.99, 296pp, pb, cover by Luis Royo) [Deathweave] SF novel. A condemned imperial guard can redeem herself by recovering the princess she helped run away.

Horizon Lines Jeffrey Osier (Dark Regions Press 1-888993-04-9, 1997 [Oct ’97], $9.95, 176pp, tp) Collection of seven stories, one original, most horror. Introduction by Elizabeth Massie. Also available in hardcover (-09-X, $24.95) and a 26-copy deluxe limited hardcover ($40.00).

The Third Pandemic Pierre Ouellette (Pocket Star 0-671-52336-0, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $6.99, 403pp, pb) Reprint (Pocket 1996) near-future thriller about an unstoppable epidemic.

The X-Files: Control Everett Owens (HarperTrophy 0-06-447177-2, Oct ’97, $4.50, 127pp, pb, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [X-Files] Novelization of TV series episode, seventh in the older YA series. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film.

Nightlands Louis Owens (Penguin/Signet 0-451-18683-4, Aug ’97 [Sep ’97], $5.99, 312pp, pb) Reprint (Dutton 1996) thriller with elements of Native American magic.

The Puttermesser Papers Cynthia Ozick (Knopf 0-679-45476-4, Jun ’97, $23.00, 236pp, hc) Contemporary literary fantasy. An ethical, literature-loving New York woman lawyer constructs a golem.

Battletech 33: Exodus Road Blaine Lee Pardoe (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45612-2, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], $5.99, 271pp, pb, cover by Bruce Jensen) [Battletech: Twilight of the Clans] Novelization based on the role-playing game. Book One of the “Twilight of the Clans”. Copyrighted by FASA.

Celestis Paul Park (Tor 0-312-86285-7, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $13.95, 287pp, tp, cover by Peter Elson) Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1993 as Coelestis) SF novel of human and alien interaction.

The Gospel of Corax Paul Park (Harcourt Brace/Harvest 0-15-600517-4, Sep ’97, $13.00, 297pp, tp) Reprint (Soho 1996) associational historical novel about Jesus’ travels in India and Tibet, with minor fantasy elements.

My Sister Sif Ruth Park (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-038475-8, Apr ’97 [May ’97], $4.99, 180pp, pb, cover by Mark Sifolas) Reprint (Viking Kestrel Australia 1986) young-adult fantasy novel.

Speaking Dreams Severna Park (AvoNova 0-380-72924-5, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $5.99, 258pp, pb) [Speaking Dreams] Reprint (Firebrand Books 1992) feminist SF novel. This edition has minor revisions.

Knightsbridge: The Art of Keith Parkinson Keith Parkinson (FPG 1-887569-13-8, Jan ’97 [Feb ’97], $24.95, 128pp, tp, cover by Keith Parkinson) Art book collecting primarily fantasy cover art.

The Phoenix Seduction Cap Parlier (Commonwealth Publications 1-55197-238-7, 1997 [Mar ’97], $4.99, 209pp, pb) SF novel. A stranded warrior fights to defend the backwards planet that has become her new home. Copyrighted 1995; the copyright page indicates this is a 1997 edition. Commonwealth Publications, 9764-45th Ave, Edmonton Alb Canada T6E 5C5; orders 800-491-7737;; add $2.50 postage.

The Stone Prince Fiona Patton (DAW 0-88677-735-6, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $6.99, 542pp, pb, cover by Jody A. Lee) [Brannion] Celtic fantasy novel. A prince must master magic powers in time for war. A first novel.

Awake and Dreaming Kit Pearson (Viking 0-670-86954-6, 1997 [Mar ’97], $13.99, 228pp, hc, cover by Ron Lightburn) Young-adult ghost novel. Theo wants a family so bad she dreams one that becomes real. This appears to be the 1996 Viking Canada edition with a US price sticker.

Lost in Cyberspace Richard Peck (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-037856-1, Sep ’97, $4.99, 151pp, tp, cover by Broeck Steadman) [Lost in Cyberspace] Reprint (Dial 1995) young-adult humorous SF.

Diadem #1: Book of Names John Peel (Scholastic/Apple 0-590-05947-5, Jul ’97 [Aug ’97], $3.99, 185pp, tp, cover by Michael Evans) [Diadem] Young-adult fantasy novel. Teens are transported to another dimension of mystery and danger.

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