The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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SexMagick I ed. Cecilia Tan (Circlet Press 1-885865-14-7, Jun ’97, $7.95, 88pp, tp) Reissue (Circlet 1993 as SexMagick) anthology of erotic fantasy stories by women. Order from Circlet Press, 1770 Mass. Ave. #278, Cambridge MA 02140.

SexMagick II ed. Cecilia Tan (Circlet Press 1-885865-09-0, Jun ’97, $9.95, 143pp, tp, cover by Robert Rausch) Original anthology of eight erotic stories of magical transformation. The stories are mostly by men; authors include Raven Kaledera, Thomas S. Roche, and Gary Bowen. Circlet Press, 1770 Mass. Ave. #278, Cambridge MA 02140.

Avaryan Rising Judith Tarr (Tor/Orb 0-312-86388-8, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $19.95, 851pp, tp) [Avaryan] Reprint (SFBC 1988) omnibus of the fantasy trilogy: The Hall of the Mountain King (Bluejay 1986), The Lady of Han-Gilen (Tor 1987), and A Fall of Princes (Tor 1988).

Pillar of Fire Judith Tarr (Tor 0-812-53903-6, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], $6.99, 661pp, pb, cover by Donato Giancola) Reprint (Forge 1995) historical novel with fantasy elements set in ancient Egypt.

Queen of Swords Judith Tarr (Tor/Forge 0-312-85821-3, Feb ’97 [Jan ’97], $25.95, 464pp, hc) Associational historical novel about 12th-century Jerusalem.

The Final Trick of Funnyman and Other Stories Bruce Taylor (The Ministry of Whimsy Press 1-890464-00-7, Dec ’96 [Jul ’97], $12.99, 186pp, tp, cover by Scott Eagle) Collection of 30 stories, six previously unpublished. Introduction by John Dalmas. Order from Ministry of Whimsy, PO Box 4248, Tallahassee, FL 32315; add $1.24 postage.

Star Trek Voyager: Mosaic Jeri Taylor (Pocket 0-671-56312-2, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $5.99, 312pp, pb, cover by Keith Birdsong) [Star Trek: Voyager] Reprint (Pocket 1996) Star Trek novelization. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

Space: Above and Beyond: Demolition Winter Peter Telep (HarperPrism 0-06-105767-3, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], $5.50, 271pp, pb) SF novelization of the SF TV show. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox.

Exegesis Astro Teller (Random House/Vintage 0-375-70051-X, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $11.00, unpaginated, tp) Near-future techno-thriller about artificial intelligence. A first novel by an expert in the AI field, and grandson of the developer of the H-bomb.

The Family Tree Sheri S. Tepper (Avon 0-380-97478-9, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $23.00, 377pp, hc, cover by Sean Beavers) SF ecological novel. A present-day police officer investigates murders and rampaging flora, while in the far future a prince starts a quest to save the world.

Gibbon’s Decline and Fall Sheri S. Tepper (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57398-5, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $6.99, 465pp, pb, cover by Stuart Bodek) Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1996) near-future apocalyptic millennial SF novel.

American Gothic ed. Elizabeth Terry & Terri Hardin (Barnes & Noble 0-7607-0349-3, Sep ’97, $7.98, 334pp, hc, cover by Duncan Hannah) Anthology of 25 gothic stories, not necessarily supernatural. Authors include Edgar Allen Poe, Washington Irving, Robert Chambers, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman. An instant remainder edition.

Black Walls, Red Glass Jeffrey Thomas (Marietta Publishing, Sep ’97, $5.00, 66pp, ph, cover by Jeffrey Thomas) Chapbook collection of three horror stories. Order from Bruce Gehweiler, Marietta Publishing, 1000 Arbor Forest Way, Marietta GA 30064; price includes US postage, foreign orders add $2.00.

Ghost Story Julian F. Thompson (Holt 0-8050-4870-7, Jun ’97, $15.95, 214pp, hc, cover by Lilla Rogers) Young-adult ghost novel and cautionary tale of child pornography.

Forgotten Realms: Realms of the Arcane ed. Brian Thomsen & J. Robert King (TSR 0-7869-0647-2, Nov ’97 [Dec ’97], $5.99, 304pp, tp, cover by Blas Gallego) [Forgotten Realms] Original fantasy adventure anthology of ten stories, with four framing pieces by Wes Nicholson, based on the role-playing games. King is credited on the title page, but not on the cover. Copyrighted by TSR.

Dominion’s Reach Diann Thornley (Tor 0-312-86286-5, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], $23.95, 317pp, hc, cover by Bruce Jensen) [Unified Worlds] SF novel, book three of the “Unified Worlds”.

Echoes of Issel Diann Thornley (Tor 0-812-55097-8, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $5.99, 349pp, pb, cover by Bruce Jensen) [Unified Worlds] Reprint (Tor 1996) SF novel set in the “Unified Worlds”, sequel to Ganwold’s Child.

McGillicuddy the Bookseller: a Bibliofantasy H. C. Tidian (Sam: Johnson’s 0-9658598-0-0, Oct ’97 [Aug ’97], $20.00, 159pp, hc) Fantasy novel about a bookseller. Available from Sam: Johnson’s, 12310 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90066; e-mail:

The Scroll of Thoth: Simon Magus and the Great Old Ones Richard L. Tierney (Chaosium 1-56882-105-0, Nov ’97 [Dec ’97], $12.95, 394pp, tp, cover by H. E. Fassl) [Simon of Gitta] Collection of 12 Lovecraftian horror stories of the Cthulhu Mythos by Richard Tierney. Edited by Robert Price, whose introduction discusses how Tierney’s work relates to Lovecraft’s.

Fangoria: Masters of the Dark ed. Anthony Timpone (HarperPrism 0-06-105664-2, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $5.99, 224pp, pb) Non-fiction collection of articles on and interviews with Clive Barker and Stephen King, collected from the pages of Fangoria the media-horror magazine.

Warriors of Virtue Robert Tine (Boulevard 1-57297-243-2, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $5.99, 245pp, pb) Novelization of the fantasy martial-arts movie about kangaroo-like warriors fighting an evil warlord. Copyrighted by IJL Creations.

Who’s There? Stephanie S. Tolan (Morrow Beech Tree 0-688-15289-9, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $4.95, 235pp, pb, cover by John Ward) Reprint (Morrow 1994) young-adult ghost story. Orphans discover a deadly family secret.

The Hobbit J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin 0-395-87346-0, Sep ’97, $35.00, 289pp, hc, cover by Alan Lee) [Middle-Earth] Reprint (Allen & Unwin 1937) young-adult fantasy novel. This is a newly illustrated 60th anniversary edition, with 25 full-color paintings, and 38 b&w drawings by Lee.

Beyond the Well Bruce Tomlin (Commonwealth Publications 1-55197-391-X, 1997 [Aug ’97], $4.99, 155pp, pb, cover by Patrick Earl) Fantasy novel. A family’s new well leads to another world. Copyrighted 1995, but the copyright page indicates this is a 1997 edition; not seen until now.

The Forestwife Theresa Tomlinson (Dell Yearling 0-440-41350-8, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $3.99, 170pp, pb, cover by Dennis Nolan) [Forestwife] Reprint (Orchard 1995) young-adult Robin Hood novel with minor fantasy elements. Maid Marian learns healing to help those living in the woods.

Murder in Space E. C. Tubb (Gryphon Books 0-936071-89-3, Jul ’97, $20.00, 184pp, tp, cover by Ron Turner) Collection of six SF murder mystery and crime stories. There is a brief introduction by editor Philip Harbottle. A signed and numbered limited edition trade paperback is also available (-90-7, $30.00). Available from Gryphon Publications, PO Box 209, Brooklyn NY 11228; add $2.00 postage.

The Return E. C. Tubb (Gryphon Books 0-936071-83-4, Mar ’97, $20.00, 194pp, tp, cover by Ron Turner) [Dumarest] SF pulp-adventure novel, #32 and final book in the “Dumarest Saga”. Dumarest finally finds Terra. An introduction by Tubb and a “Postscript” by Harbottle discuss the series’ history. A signed limited edition (-84-2, $40.00) is also available. First English-language edition, slightly revised from the French (Vaugirard 1992). Available from Gryphon Publications, PO Box 209, Brooklyn NY 11228; add $2.00 postage.

The Thief Megan Whalen Turner (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-038834-6, Jan ’98 [Dec ’97], $4.99, 219pp, tp, cover by Tim Jessell) [Thief] Reprint (Morrow/Greenwillow 1996) young-adult fantasy novel.

Fox and Empire Harry Turtledove (Baen 0-671-87858-1, Jan ’98 [Dec ’97], $6.99, 449pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Gerin the Fox] Fantasy novel in the series about “Gerin the Fox”, who once again faces the Roman-like Elabonian Empire.

The Guns of the South Harry Turtledove (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41366-0, May ’97, $12.00, 518pp, tp, cover by Tom Stimpson) Reprint (Ballantine 1992) alternate history SF novel of time-travel interference with the Civil War.

How Few Remain Harry Turtledove (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41661-9, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $25.00, 474pp, hc, cover by C. Rochling) Alternate history SF novel of the second War Between the States in 1883.

How Few Remain Harry Turtledove (SFBC #18182, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $12.50, 565pp, hc, cover by C. Rochling) Reprint (Del Rey 1997) alternate-history SF novel of the second War Between the States in 1883.

The Thousand Cities Harry Turtledove (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-38049-5, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $5.99, 404pp, pb, cover by Steve Youll) [Videssos: Troubles] Fantasy novel, third in the “Time of Troubles” trilogy, part of the “Videssos” cycle.

Worldwar: Striking the Balance Harry Turtledove (SFBC #15135, Mar ’97, $10.98, 465pp, hc, cover by Stan Watts) [Worldwar] Reprint (Del Rey; Hodder & Stoughton 1996) SF novel, fourth and final in the alternate-world series about a WWII interrupted by aliens. This is similar to the Del Rey edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Worldwar: Striking the Balance Harry Turtledove (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41208-7, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $6.99, 547pp, pb, cover by Stan Watts) [Worldwar] Reprint (Del Rey; Hodder & Stoughton 1996) SF novel, fourth and final in the alternate-world series about a WWII interrupted by aliens. An international mass market edition (-41230-3) was released July 1997.

Toward the End of Time John Updike (Random House/Knopf 0-375-40006-0, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $25.00, 334pp, hc) Literary post-holocaust SF novel set in 2020. A man muses on the sorry state of the world, and fantasizes about the past, while his wife tries to kill a deer.

Ghost Seas Steven Utley (Ticonderoga Publications 0-9586856-1-4, Sep ’97 [Nov ’97], A$16.95, 167pp, tp, cover by Joseph Troffimoff) Collection of 14 stories, with preface by Michael Bishop and introduction by Howard Waldrop. A signed, limited edition of 50 is also available ($26.95). Order from Ticonderoga Publications, PO Box 407, Nedlands WA 6009, Australia. US orders add $1.00 shipping.

The Fantastic Worlds of Robert E. Howard ed. James Van Hise (James Van Hise, Jun ’97 [Jul ’97], $17.95, 190pp, tp, cover by Steve Firchow) Non-fiction, a series of 21 articles, mostly from the fanzine REHUPA (The Robert E. Howard United Press Association), on Howard, his works, and artistic representation of those works, with numerous black-and-white illustrations. Order from James Van Hise, 57754 Onaga Trail, Yucca Valley CA 92284; add $4.05 postage.

The Demon Princes: Volume One Jack Vance (Tor/Orb 0-312-85302-5, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $18.95, 445pp, tp, cover by Greg Call) [Demon Princes] Omnibus of The Star King (1964), The Killing Machine (1964), and The Palace of Love (1967). Also available as a Tor hardcover (-86337-3, $29.95).

The Demon Princes: Volume Two Jack Vance (Tor/Orb 0-312-85316-5, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $18.95, 397pp, tp, cover by Eric Peterson) [Demon Princes] Omnibus of The Face (1979) and The Book of Dreams (1981). A Tor hardcover edition (-86576-7, $29.95) is also available.

The Conjurer Princess Vivian Vande Velde (HarperPrism 0-06-105704-5, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $4.99, 229pp, pb) [Weiland; Lylene] Fantasy novel. A princess turns to dark magic and outlaws to gain revenge.

Curses, Inc. and Other Stories Vivian Vande Velde (Harcourt Brace 0-15-201452-7, Mar ’97, $16.00, 226pp, hc, cover by Tristan Elwell) Young-adult collection of 10 fantasy stories, seven original and three reprints.

Dragon’s Bait Vivian Vande Velde (Dell/Laurel-Leaf 0-440-21982-5, Feb ’97 [Jan ’97], $3.99, 131pp, pb, cover by Cliff Nielsen) Reprint (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1992) young-adult fantasy novel of a girl staked out for a dragon.

A Hidden Magic Vivian Vande Velde (Harcourt Brace/Magic Carpet 0-15-201200-1, Aug ’97, $5.00, 176pp, pb, cover by Trina Schart Hyman) Reprint (Crown 1985) young-adult fantasy novel.

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