The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures ed. Mike Ashley (Robinson 1-85487-528-0, Sep ’97, £6.99, xvi+524pp, tp, cover by John Atkinson Grimshaw) Associational anthology of 21 original stories, and several reprints. Authors include Stephen Baxter, F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre, John Gregory Betancourt, Guy N. Smith, Eric Brown, Simon Clark, and Michael Moorcock.

Quest for the Holy Grail ed. Mike Ashley (Past Times 1-85487-433-0, Aug ’97, no price, xvi+391pp, tp, cover by The Boucicant Master) Reprint (Raven 1996 as The Chronicles of the Holy Grail) original fantasy anthology of 20 stories (six reprints) and a poem. Only available as part of the boxed set Chronicles of King Arthur (1-85487-968-5, £11.99) with Tales of the Round Table.

Shakespearean Whodunnits ed. Mike Ashley (Robinson 1-85487-945-6, Sep ’97, £5.99, x+422pp, tp) Associational anthology of 24 original stories, and one reprint, all whodunnits based on Shakespeare’s plays amd characters. Authors include Patricia A. McKillip, Stephen Baxter, Tom Holt, and Kim Newman.

Tales of the Round Table ed. Mike Ashley (Past Times 1-85487-953-7, Aug ’97, no price, x+451pp, tp) Anthology of stories about the Knights of the Round Table. Although an earlier Raven edition is credited, that is not due to be published until October. Only available as part of the boxed set Chronicles of King Arthur (-968-5, £11.99) with Quest for the Holy Grail.

Fabulous Beasts Malcolm Ashman & Joyce Hargreaves (Paper Tiger 1-85028-410-5, Oct ’97, £13.99, 112pp, tp, cover by Malcolm Ashman) Art book with illustrations by Ashman, and text by Hargreaves, depicting creatures of myth and legend from around the world.

Magic Isaac Asimov (Voyager 0-00-648203-1, May ’97, £5.99, iv+305pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) Reprint (HarperPrism 1996) collection of 11 fantasy stories and 20 essays about fantasy, and beyond. Subtitled The Final Fantasy Collection.

Robot Dreams Isaac Asimov (Vista 0-575-60180-9, Feb ’97 [May ’97], £5.99, 475pp, pb, cover by Ralph McQuarrie) [Robot Series] Reprint (Berkley 1986) SF collection.

Robot Visions Isaac Asimov (Vista 0-575-60152-3, Feb ’97 [Apr ’97], £5.99, 511pp, pb, cover by Ralph McQuarrie) [Robot Series] Reprint (Roc 1990) SF collection.

Big Thunder Peter Atkins (HarperCollins UK 0-00-224596-5, Sep ’97, £16.99, 273pp, hc) Dark fantasy novel. A cloaked avenger from the pulp magazines materialises in modern America when his aged creator is comatose.

Centuries A. A. Attanasio (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-66699-4, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], £16.99, 437pp, hc, cover by Bob Warner) SF novel of the Third Millennium, with a thousand years of future history, and the countdown to apocalyptic destruction.

Centuries A. A. Attanasio (NEL 0-340-66600-5, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], £6.99, 437pp, pb, cover by Bob Warner) Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1997) SF novel.

The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood (Vintage UK 0-09-974091-5, 1996 [Jan ’97], £6.95, 324pp, tp, cover by Fletcher Sibthorp) Reprint (McClelland and Stewart 1985) literary SF novel.

The Lost Jonathan Aycliffe (HarperCollins UK 0-00-649615-6, Nov ’96 [Jan ’97], £4.99, 243pp, pb) Reprint (HarperPrism 1996) horror novel. Simultaneous with the HarperCollins UK hardback. [First U.K. edition]

The Regulators Richard Bachman (NEL 0-340-67177-7, Jun ’97, £6.99, 446pp, pb, cover by Chris Moore) Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1996) dark fantasy novel.

Miles and Flora Hilary Bailey (Simon & Schuster UK 0-684-81723-3, Feb ’97 [Jul ’97], £15.99, 280pp, hc) [Turn of the Screw] Ghost novel. A sequel to James’ The Turn of the Screw.

Miles and Flora Hilary Bailey (Touchstone 0-684-81731-4, Nov ’97, £5.99, 280pp, tp) [Turn of the Screw] Reprint (Simon & Schuster UK 1997) ghost novel. A sequel to Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw. Internally copyrighted 1998.

Mrs. Rochester Hilary Bailey (Pocket UK 0-671-51672-8, May ’97, £4.99, 280pp, pb) [Jane Eyre] Associational novel with light fantasy elements. The sequel to Jane Eyre about the later lives of its characters.

Cocaine Nights J. G. Ballard (Flamingo 0-00-655064-9, Sep ’97, £6.99, 329pp, tp) Reprint (Flamingo 1996) associational novel, with some minor textual revisions.

The Drowned World J. G. Ballard (Gollancz/Indigo 0-575-40129-X, Nov ’97, £5.99, 175pp, tp, cover by Gary Day-Ellison) Reprint (Berkley 1962) SF novel.

Running Wild J. G. Ballard (Flamingo 0-00-654819-9, Jan ’97, £4.99, 106pp, tp) Reprint (Hutchinson 1988) SF novel.

The Terminal Beach J. G. Ballard (Gollancz/Indigo 0-575-40131-1, Nov ’97, £5.99, 221pp, tp, cover by Gary Day-Ellison) Reprint (Gollancz 1964) SF collection. This differs from the earlier Terminal Beach (Berkley 1964),

A User’s Guide to the Millennium J. G. Ballard (Flamingo 0-00-654821-0, Jan ’97 [Mar ’97], £6.99, 304pp, tp, cover by Stuart Haygarth) Reprint (Flamingo 1996) associational non-fiction collection of articles, some on SF.

The Voices of Time J. G. Ballard (Gollancz/Indigo 0-575-40130-3, Nov ’97, £5.99, 197pp, tp, cover by Gary Day-Ellison) Reprint (Gollancz 1974 as The Four-Dimensional Nightmare) SF collection of eight stories. This is different from both the 1962 Berkley and the 1963 Gollancz editions.

A Song of Stone Iain Banks (Abacus 0-316-64016-6, Aug ’97, £16.99, 282pp, hc, cover by Peter Brown) Associational novel set during or after a (possibly mythical) war, where an outlaw band lays siege to a castle.

Excession Iain M. Banks (Orbit 1-85723-457-X, May ’97 [Apr ’97], £6.99, 455pp, tp, cover by Mark Salwowski) [Culture] Reprint (Orbit 1996) SF novel in the “Culture” series.

Forms of Heaven: Three Plays Clive Barker (HarperCollins UK 0-00-225592-8, Jun ’97 [May ’97], £16.99, xviii+378pp, hc, cover by Clive Barker) Reprint (HarperPrism 1996) collection of three plays, all magical comedies: Crazyface, Paradise Street, and Subtle Bodies. There is an introduction by Barker, along with production notes for each play. [First U.K. edition]

Imajica I: The Fifth Dominion Clive Barker (HarperCollins UK 0-00-649868-X, Jul ’97, £5.99, 520pp, pb) Reprint (HarperCollins 1991) fantasy novel. The first half of the original novel.

Imajica II: The Reconciliation Clive Barker (HarperCollins UK 0-00-649869-8, Jul ’97, £5.99, 527pp, pb) Reprint (HarperCollins 1991) fantasy novel. The second half of the original novel.

Sacrament Clive Barker (HarperCollins UK 0-00-648264-3, May ’97 [Apr ’97], £5.99, 595pp, pb, cover by Bob Warner) Reprint (HarperCollins; HarperCollins UK 1996) fantasy novel.

Weaveworld Clive Barker (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648300-3, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], £6.99, 722pp, pb, cover by Bob Warner) Reprint (Collins; Poseidon 1987) fantasy novel; tenth anniversary edition. Includes a 1996 introduction by Barker.

Strider’s Galaxy Paul Barnett (Legend 0-09-979121-8, Mar ’97, £5.99, 369pp, pb, cover by Nick Farmer) [Strider] SF novel. Book One of “The Strider Chronicles”.

We Can’t All Be Angels Steve Barret (The Book Guild 1-85776-178-2, Apr ’97 [Jun ’97], £12.95, 125pp, hc, cover by David Johnson) Fantasy novel. A first novel.

Timelike Infinity Stephen Baxter (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-647618-X, Aug ’97, £5.99, 253pp, pb) [Xeelee] Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1992) SF novel in the “Xeelee” sequence.

Titan Stephen Baxter (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-225424-7, Aug ’97 [Sep ’97], £16.99, 581pp, hc, cover by Chris Moore) SF novel. A makeshift expedition to investigate ammonia-based life on Titan finds more than it expected.

Vacuum Diagrams Stephen Baxter (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-225425-5, Apr ’97, £16.99, xii+464pp, hc, cover by Chris Moore) [Xeelee] SF collection of 21 stories presented in the form of a mosaic novel. All but one of the stories were written between 1987 and 1995, and all have been revised for this book. A paperback (-649812-4, £5.99) was announced but not seen.

Voyage Stephen Baxter (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648037-3, Aug ’97, £6.99, viii+591pp, pb, cover by Chris Moore) Reprint (Voyager 1996) alternate-world SF novel.

The Web: Gulliverzone Stephen Baxter (Orion/Dolphin 1-85881-423-5, Jul ’97, £3.50, 118pp, pb, cover by Leigh Jones) [Web] Young-adult SF novella set in the worldwide Virtual Reality Web of 2027. Book 1 in a series of six linked novellas, each written by a different author. A hardcover edition (-475-8, £9.99) was announced but not seen.

The Experience of the Night Marcel Béalu (Dedalus 1-873982-67-4, Mar ’97, £8.99, 210pp, tp, cover by Lise Weisgerber) Literary fantasy novel. Translated by Christine Donougher from the French original of 1945. Available in the US for $13.99 from Subterranean, PO Box 160, 265 5th St, Monroe OR 97456.

/Slant Greg Bear (Legend 0-09-935081-5, Jun ’97 [May ’97], £16.99, 491pp, hc) [Queen of Angels] SF novel. A sequel to Queen of Angels.

Tangents Greg Bear (Gollancz/Vista 0-575-60159-0, May ’97 [Jul ’97], £5.99, 290pp, pb, cover by Jim Duras) Reprint (Warner 1989) SF collection.

At Gehenna’s Door Peter Beere (Scholastic UK 0-590-13381-0, Jun ’97, £3.50, 265pp, pb) Young-adult dark fantasy novel.

Bram Stoker Barbara Belford (Phoenix 0-75380-216-3, Aug ’97 [Sep ’97], £14.99, 381pp, tp) Reprint (Knopf 1996) non-fiction, biography. [Bram Stoker]

Foundation’s Fear Gregory Benford (Orbit 1-85723-463-4, May ’97 [Apr ’97], £16.99, 425pp, hc, cover by Fred Gambino) [Second Foundation] Reprint (HarperPrism 1997) SF novel based on Isaac Asimov’s “Foundation” series. Volume 1 of “The Second Foundation Trilogy” on the life of Hari Seldon. [First U.K. edition]

In the Ocean of Night Gregory Benford (Vista 0-575-60035-7, May ’97, £5.99, 333pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) [In the Ocean of Night] Reprint (Dial 1977) SF novel. Volume 1 of the ‘Galactic Centre’ sextet.

Matter’s End Gregory Benford (Gollancz/Vista 0-575-60072-1, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], £5.99, 294pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1995) collection of 21 stories.

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