The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Paragons: Twelve Science Fiction Writers Ply Their Craft ed. Robin Wilson (St. Martin’s/Griffin 0-312-15623-5, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $14.95, 368pp, tp) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1996) anthology and writing guide.

The Wood Wife Terri Windling (SFBC #15131, Mar ’97, $10.98, 319pp, hc, cover by Susan Seddon Boulet) Reprint (Tor 1996) fantasy novel of poetry and wild desert magic in Arizona. This is similar to the Tor edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Wood Wife Terri Windling (Tor 0-812-54929-5, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], $6.99, 295pp, pb, cover by Susan Seddon Boulet) Reprint (Tor 1996) fantasy novel of poetry and wild desert magic in Arizona.

Chung Kuo Book Seven: Days of Bitter Strength David Wingrove (Dell 0-440-50794-4, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], $14.95, 624pp, tp, cover by Mark Harrison) [Chung Kuo] SF novel, seventh book of the series. First American edition (NEL 1996).

Chung Kuo Book Six: White Moon, Red Dragon David Wingrove (Dell 0-440-22308-3, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $6.50, 683pp, pb) [Chung Kuo] Reprint (NEL 1994) SF novel, book six of the “Chung Kuo” series.

Revelations ed. Douglas E. Winter (HarperPrism 0-06-105246-9, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $24.00, 450pp, hc, cover by Thomas Canty) Anthology of 12 dark (mostly) fantasy stories, each set in a different decade of the 20th century, including a framing pair of “meditations” by Clive Barker, and an afterword by Winter. Authors include Poppy Z. Brite & Christa Faust, Ramsey Campbell, Joe R. Lansdale, and David Morrell. Simultaneous with UK edition (Voyager, as Millennium).

Revelations ed. Douglas E. Winter (CD Publications 1-881475-22-0, May ’97 [Oct ’97], $100.00, 512pp, hc, cover by Clive Barker) Reprint (HarperPrism 1997) anthology of 12 dark and mostly fantasy stories, each set in a different decade of the 20th century. Authors include Clive Barker, Joe R. Lansdale, and David Morrell. This is a slipcased, limited edition of 500, signed by all contributors. Order from CD Publications, PO Box 943, Abingdon MD 21009.

Revelations ed. Douglas E. Winter (HarperPrism 0-06-105643-X, Jan ’98 [Dec ’97], $6.99, 655pp, pb, cover by Thomas Canty) Reprint (HarperPrism 1997) anthology of 12 dark (mostly) fantasy stories, each set in a different decade of the 20th century.

Waking Beauty Paul Witcover (HarperPrism 0-06-105249-3, Feb ’97 [Jan ’97], $24.00, 419pp, hc, cover by John Ennis) Fantasy novel. A scent called Beauty draws unwary men to a deadly forest. A first novel.

Dracula: The Connoisseur’s Guide Leonard Wolf (Broadway 0-553-06907-1, Mar ’97, $16.00, tp) Non-fiction, reference. A guide to Dracula lore in books, movies, etc., written as a series of ten essays.

Blood Thirst: 100 Years of Vampire Fiction ed. Leonard Wolf (Oxford University Press 0-19-511593-7, Oct ’97, $25.00, 379pp, hc, cover by Gary A. Lippincott) Anthology of 27 vampire stories, by authors including Edward Bryant, Roger Zelazny, Tanith Lee, and Stephen King. Illustrated by Max Douglas. Packaged and copyrighted by Byron Preiss Visual Publications.

SHAW #17: Shaw and Science Fiction ed. Milton T. Wolf (Penn State University Press 0-271-01681-7, Jul ’97, $35.00, 294pp, hc) Non-fiction, critical. Volume 17 in an annual collection of essays about George Bernard Shaw; this is a special SF edition with 15 essays on the topic, with a foreword by editor Wolf. (plus six reviews and a checklist of current works about Shaw.) Authors include Ray Bradbury, Elizabeth Anne Hull, George Slusser, and Tom Shippey. Order from: Penn State University Press, 820 North University Dr, University Support Building 1, Suite C, University Park PA 16802-1003.

Castleview Gene Wolfe (Tor/Orb 0-312-86304-7, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], $13.95, 279pp, tp, cover by Richard Bober) Reprint (Tor 1990) modern Arthurian fantasy novel.

Epiphany of the Long Sun Gene Wolfe (SFBC #14536, Feb ’97 [Jan ’97], $14.98, 640pp, hc, cover by Ron Walotsky) [Book of the Long Sun] Omnibus of the final two novels in the “Long Sun” series: Caldé of the Long Sun (Hodder & Stoughton 1994) and Exodus from the Long Sun (Hodder & Stoughton 1996). This lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket; it has ISBN 1-56865-275-5.

Exodus from the Long Sun Gene Wolfe (Tor 0-812-53905-2, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], $6.99, 430pp, pb, cover by Richard Bober) [Book of the Long Sun] Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1996) SF novel, fourth in the “Long Sun” tetralogy.

The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories Gene Wolfe (Tor/Orb 0-312-86354-3, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], $14.95, 383pp, tp) Reprint (Pocket 1980) collection of 14 stories.

The Urth of the New Sun Gene Wolfe (Tor/Orb 0-312-86394-2, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], $14.95, 372pp, tp) [Book of the New Sun] Reprint (Gollancz 1987) SF novel, fifth in the “Book of the New Sun”.

Your Personal Net Sci-Fi et al Michael Wolff (Dell 0-440-22423-3, Oct ’97 [Dec ’97], $6.99, 318pp, pb) Non-fiction guide to SF on the Internet, with an emphasis on media, apparently an updated and revised version of Net Sci-Fi (Wolff New Media 1996).

Lords of the Seventh Swarm Dave Wolverton (Tor 0-312-85771-3, Feb ’97 [Jan ’97], $24.95, 348pp, hc, cover by Vladimir Nenov) [Golden Queen] SF novel, third in “The Golden Queen” space opera series. The humans hunt for an alien relic to help fight the insectoid Dronons.

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XIII ed. Dave Wolverton (Bridge 1-57318-064-5, Oct ’97, $6.99, 490pp, pb, cover by Frank Frazetta) Original anthology of 13 stories by contest winners, illustrated by “Illustrators of the Future” winners. There are articles on writing and art by L. Ron Hubbard, Ron Lindahn, Ed Gorman, and Janet Berliner.

Ambient Jack Womack (Grove 0-8021-3494-7, 1997 [Jan ’97], $12.00, 259pp, tp, cover by Jill Greenberg) [Terraplane] Reprint (Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1987) dystopian near-future SF novel.

Elvissey Jack Womack (Grove 0-8021-3495-5, 1997 [Jan ’97], $12.00, 319pp, tp) Reprint (Tor 1993) SF novel of the Church of Elvis in 2033.

Becoming Rosemary Frances M. Wood (Delacorte 0-385-32248-8, Apr ’97 [May ’97], $14.95, 247pp, hc) Young-adult historical novel with fantasy elements. Members of Rosemary’s family have strange powers of healing during a period of witch hunts.

Faraday’s Orphans N. Lee Wood (Ace 0-441-00446-6, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $13.00, 294pp, tp, cover by Bruce Jensen) Post-holocaust SF novel. A recon pilot becomes stranded Outside the protective domes. First US edition (Gollancz 1996).

Looking for the Mahdi N. Lee Wood (Ace 0-441-00450-4, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], $5.99, 337pp, pb, cover by Bruce Jensen) Reprint (Ace 1996) near-future SF spy novel.

Book of Enchantments Patricia C. Wrede (Scholastic/Point 0-590-97218-9, Jan ’98 [Dec ’97], $4.50, 234pp, pb, cover by Amy Ning) Reprint (Harcourt Brace 1996) young-adult fantasy collection.

The Magician’s Ward Patricia C. Wrede (Tor 0-312-85369-6, Nov ’97, $22.95, 288pp, hc, cover by Dave Kramer) [Mairelon] Regency fantasy novel, sequel to Mairelon the Magician. Kim prefers investigating a magic mystery to becoming a lady in high society.

Shadows Over Lyra Patricia C. Wrede (Tor 0-812-56759-5, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $11.99, 535pp, tp, cover by Yvonne Gilbert) [Lyra] Omnibus of three fantasy novels in the “Lyra” series: Shadow Magic (1982), Daughter of Witches (1983), and The Harp of Imach Thyssel (1985). Also includes a timeline and overview of Lyran history.

The Duke of Sumava Sarah J. Wrench (Baen 0-671-87785-2, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $5.99, 308pp, pb, cover by Larry Elmore) Fantasy novel. A duke in distress is offered otherworldly help to save his lands. A first novel.

S. Fowler Wright’s Short Stories S. Fowler Wright (FWB 1-900848-00-7, 1996 [Jul ’97], $20.00, 216pp, tp) Collection of 19 poems and stories, with forewords by Brian Stableford and S. Fowler Wright, and a compiler’s note. All stories but one (two pages) appeared in The Throne of Saturn (1951); all the other material is new. There is an extensive bibliography that also notes books available on CD. This is a worldwide edition listed for the first time. Order from PO Box 3, Ludlow SY8 4ZZ, England; email:

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Tempest Susan Wright (Pocket 0-671-00227-9, Feb ’97 [Jan ’97], $5.99, 275pp, pb) [Star Trek: Deep Space Nine] Star Trek novelization. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

A Manhattan Ghost Story T. M. Wright (Tor 0-812-51950-7, Nov ’97, $5.99, 381pp, pb) [Manhattan Ghost Story] Reissue (Tor 1984) ghost story. Sixth printing.

Fugitive Prince Janny Wurts (HarperPrism 0-06-105291-4, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $24.00, 565pp, hc, cover by Janny Wurts) [Wars of Light and Shadow] Fantasy novel, first book of “The Alliance of Light”, the third part of “The Wars of Light and Shadow”. Two half brothers are cursed to be enemies.

That Way Lies Camelot Janny Wurts (HarperPrism 0-06-105778-9, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $5.50, 337pp, pb, cover by Janny Wurts) Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1994) collection of 15 stories.

Mansions of Darkness Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (Tor 0-312-86382-9, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $15.95, 430pp, tp) [Saint-Germain] Reprint (Tor 1996) vampire novel in the “Saint-Germain” series.

Monet’s Ghost Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (Simon & Schuster/Atheneum/Dragonflight 0-689-80732-5, Apr ’97 [May ’97], $17.00, 151pp, hc, cover by Pat Morrissey) Young-adult fantasy. A girl can project herself into paintings, and finds a ghost in a Monet. Packaged and copyrighted by Byron Preiss Visual Publications. Text copyrighted by the author.

Writ in Blood Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (Tor 0-312-86318-7, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], $26.95, 543pp, hc) [Saint-Germain] Vampire novel of “Saint-Germaine”, set on the eve of WWI.

The Books of Great Alta Jane Yolen (Tor/Orb 0-312-86258-X, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $16.95, 438pp, tp, cover by Dennis Nolan) [Great Alta] Reprint (SFBC 1990) fantasy omnibus of Sister Light, Sister Dark (Tor 1988) and White Jenna (Tor 1989).

Dove Isabeau Jane Yolen (Harcourt Brace 0-15-201505-1, Mar ’97, $6.00, 32pp, tp, cover by Dennis Nolan) Reprint (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1989) children’s fairy story illustrated by Dennis Nolan.

Here There Be Witches Jane Yolen (Harcourt Brace 0-15-201657-0, Aug ’97, $10.00, 117pp, tp, cover by David Wilgus) Reprint (Harcourt Brace 1995) young-adult collection of ten stories and seven poems about witches.

Merlin Jane Yolen (Harcourt Brace 0-15-200814-4, Mar ’97, $15.00, 91pp, hc, cover by Bryan Leister) [Young Merlin] Children’s Arthurian novella, third volume in “The Young Merlin” trilogy for younger (ages 7-10) readers. Young Merlin joins the wild folk of the woods, and finds his survival depends on a child king-to-be.

A Sending of Dragons Jane Yolen (Harcourt Brace/Magic Carpet 0-15-200864-0, Apr ’97, $6.00, 286pp, pb, cover by Dennis Nolan) [Pit Dragon] Reprint (Julia MacRae; Delacorte 1987) young-adult SF novel, book three in the “Dragon” trilogy.

The Transfigured Hart Jane Yolen (Harcourt Brace/Magic Carpet 0-15-201195-1, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $5.00, 110pp, pb, cover by David Shannon) Reprint (Crowell 1975) young-adult fantasy novel.

Twelve Impossible Things Before Breakfast Jane Yolen (Harcourt Brace 0-15-201524-8, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $17.00, 175pp, hc, cover by August Hall) Young-adult collection of 12 modern myths and fairy tales, three original to this volume. The introduction and afterword describe how the stories came to be.

The Wild Hunt Jane Yolen (Scholastic 0-590-52836-X, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], $3.99, 161pp, pb, cover by Jean Pierre Targete) Reprint (Harcourt Brace 1995) young-adult fantasy novel.

Cinderblock Janine Ellen Young (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45595-9, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $5.99, 293pp, pb, cover by Bruce Jensen) SF novel of post-holocaust VR conflict. A first novel.

Star Wars: Specter of the Past Timothy Zahn (Bantam Spectra 0-553-09542-0, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], $23.95, 344pp, hc, cover by Drew Struzan) [Star Wars: Hand of Thrawn] Star Wars novelization, first in a series of two. Copyrighted by Lucasfilm.

Beneath the Red Star George Zebrowski (Borgo Press 0-89370-450-4, 1996 [Feb ’97], $17.00, 120pp, tp) Non-fiction, collection of nine essays, subtitled Studies on International Science Fiction. These are mostly reprints of reviews and introductions going back to the ’70s and ’80s, primarily about Stanislaw Lem. Includes notes, an index, and a checklist of major non-English SF published in English since 1970. Available from Borgo Press, PO Box 2845, San Bernardino CA 92406-2845; 909-884-5813; fax 909-884-4942; add $2.50 postage.

Donnerjack Roger Zelazny & Jane Lindskold (Avon 0-380-97326-X, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], $24.00, 503pp, hc) SF novel. A crash in the World Net creates a new virtual reality with its own gods.

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