The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Ronan’s Rescue James Bibby (Orion 0-75280-876-1, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], £4.99, 261pp, pb, cover by BlackSheep) [Ronan] Reprint (Millennium 1996) humorous fantasy novel. Book two in the series.

Best of Friends ed. Valerie Bierman (Mammoth 0-7497-2597-4, Jan ’97, £3.50, 109pp, pb) Reprint (Methuen 1995) original anthology of young-adult stories. Most of the authors write genre fiction, and one of the stories is a ghost tale.

Stiff Lips Anne Billson (Pan 0-330-34804-3, Aug ’97 [Nov ’97], £5.99, 375pp, pb) Reprint (Macmillan UK 1996) ghost novel.

The Fifth Element Terry Bisson (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648346-1, Jun ’97 [May ’97], £5.99, 250pp, pb) Reprint (HarperPrism 1997) novelization of the SF/fantasy film. [First U.K. edition]

Revenance Terence Blacker (Bloomsbury 0-7475-3078-5, Jan ’97, £6.99, 249pp, tp) Reprint (Bloomsbury 1996) ghost novel.

The Exorcist William Peter Blatty (Corgi 0-552-09156-1, Sep ’97 [Oct ’97], £5.99, 320pp, pb, cover by BlackSheep) [Exorcist] Reissue (Harper & Row 1971) classic horror novel. 20th printing.

Science Fiction Stories ed. Edward Blishen (Kingfisher 0-86272-803-7, Apr ’97 [Jun ’97], £5.99, 253pp, tp, cover by Angus McKie) Reissue (Kingfisher 1988) young-adult SF anthology.

Psycho Robert Bloch (Bloomsbury 0-7475-3181-1, May ’97, £5.99, 153pp, tp) [Psycho] Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1959) horror novel. A Film Edition.

Doctor Who: Vampire Science Jonathan Blum & Kate Orman (BBC Books 0-563-40566-X, Jul ’97, £4.99, 283pp, pb) [Doctor Who: New Adventures] Novelization based on the TV series. Book two of the BBC “New Adventures” series starring the eighth Doctor.

Deus Philip Boast (Headline 0-7472-1725-4, Sep ’97 [Oct ’97], £16.99, 311pp, hc, cover by Lee Gibbons) Fantasy novel set across a millennium. A heretical sect guards a secret under London: the risen, but sleeping, body of Christ.

Resurrection Philip Boast (Headline 0-7472-1724-6, Jan ’97 [Dec ’96], £16.99, 378pp, hc, cover by Lee Gibbons) Fantasy novel spanning 30,000 years, concentrating on the last two millennia, and a secret buried under the site of St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Resurrection Philip Boast (Headline 0-7472-5379-X, Sep ’97 [Oct ’97], £5.99, 474pp, pb, cover by Lee Gibbons) Reprint (Headline 1997) fantasy novel.

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys: Serpent’s Shadow Timothy Boggs (Puffin 0-140-38547-9, Jul ’97 [Nov ’97], £3.99, 147pp, pb) [Hercules] Reprint (Boulevard 1996) novelization, second in the series based on the TV show. Copyrighted by MCA Publishing Rights. [First U.K. edition]

Moonrise Ben Bova (NEL 0-340-68249-3, May ’97, £6.99, 613pp, pb, cover by Paul Young) [Moonbase] Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1996) SF novel of development and conflict on the moon, as well as the problems of nanotech. First in a series.

Moonwar Ben Bova (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-68250-7, Sep ’97, £16.99, 531pp, hc) [Moonbase] SF novel. Sequel to Moonrise.

The Butcher of Glastonbury David Bowker (Gollancz 0-575-06254-1, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], £15.99, 224pp, hc) [Death Prayer] Dark fantasy thriller. Laverne investigates a supernatural serial killer while being observed by the FBI. Sequel to The Death Prayer.

The Web: Dreamcastle Stephen Bowkett (Orion/Dolphin 1-85881-424-3, Jul ’97, £3.50, 101pp, pb, cover by Leigh Jones) [Web] Young-adult SF novella set in the worldwide Virtual Reality Web of 2027. Book 2 in a series of six linked novellas. A hardcover edition (-474-X, £9.99) was announced but not seen.

Lady of Avalon Marion Zimmer Bradley (Michael Joseph 0-7181-3855-4, Nov ’97, £16.99, 460pp, hc, cover by Bill Gregory) [Avalon] Reprint (Viking 1997) Arthurian fantasy novel, telling of the creation of Avalon, up to the birth of Arthur. A link between The Forest House & The Mists of Avalon. [First U.K. edition]

Lady in Gil Rebecca Bradley (Gollancz/Vista 0-575-60190-6, Aug ’97, £5.99, 288pp, pb, cover by Terry Pastor) [Gil] Reprint (Gollancz 1996) fantasy novel.

Scion’s Lady Rebecca Bradley (Gollancz 0-575-06425-0, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], £16.99, 320pp, hc, cover by Steve Crisp) [Gil] Fantasy novel. Sequel to Lady in Gil.

Incredibly Creepy Stories ed. Tony Bradman (Corgi 0-552-52837-4, Oct ’97, £3.99, 171pp, tp, cover by George Smith) Reprint (Doubleday UK 1996) young-adult horror anthology of 10 original stories. The original hardcover was not seen.

Sensational Cyber Stories ed. Tony Bradman (Doubleday UK 0-385-40836-6, Nov ’97, £9.99, 190pp, hc, cover by George Smith) Anthology of 10 original young-adult SF stories about computers and virtual realitty.

Passion Moon Rising Rebecca Brandewyne (Severn House 0-7278-5158-6, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], £17.99, 434pp, hc) [Chronicles of Tintagel] Reprint (Pocket 1988) fantasy romance novel. Book one of the “Chronicles of Tintagel”. First World Hardback. [First U.K. edition]

The Uncertainty Principle Ruth Brandon (Vintage UK 0-09-974071-0, Aug ’97, £5.99, 264pp, tp) Reprint (Jonathan Cape 1996) literary SF novel of parallel worlds and imperilled lives. The original Cape hardback was not seen.

Dispossession Chaz Brenchley (NEL 0-340-65992-0, Jan ’97, £5.99, 378pp, pb, cover by Peter Sherrard) Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1996) horror novel.

Light Errant Chaz Brenchley (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-68556-5, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], £16.99, 314pp, hc) [Ben Macallen] Urban dark fantasy novel of a criminal family with psionic talents they use to hold power over their home town. Sequel to Dead of Light.

Infinity’s Shore David Brin (Orbit 1-85723-487-1, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], £16.99, 671pp, hc, cover by Fred Gambino) [Uplift] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1996) SF novel. Second book of a new “Uplift Trilogy” after Brightness Reef. [First U.K. edition]

The Postman David Brin (Orbit 1-85723-405-7, Jul ’97, £5.99, 323pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1985) SF novel. Winner of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award.

The River of Time David Brin (Orbit 1-85723-413-8, Aug ’97, £5.99, 295pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) Reprint (Dark Harvest 1986) SF collection of 11 stories, four original.

Heart of the Comet David Brin & Gregory Benford (Orbit 1-85723-436-7, May ’97 [Apr ’97], £6.99, 478pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1986) SF novel.

The Seeker Jane Brindle (Headline 0-7472-1857-9, Jul ’97, £16.99, 282pp, hc) Fantasy/ghost novel about a supernatural hitchhiker. Brindle is a pseudonym for Josephine Cox.

Exquisite Corpse Poppy Z. Brite (Phoenix 1-85799-437-X, May ’97, £5.99, 244pp, tp) Reprint (Millennium; Simon & Schuster 1996) dark fantasy novel.

First King of Shannara Terry Brooks (Legend 0-09-960211-3, Mar ’97, £5.99, 489pp, pb, cover by Keith Parkinson) [Shannara] Reprint (Del Rey; Legend 1996) fantasy novel, prequel to the “Shannara” series.

Running with the Demon Terry Brooks (Orbit 1-85723-574-6, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], £16.99, 420pp, hc, cover by Michael Mascaro) [John Ross, Knight] Reprint (Del Rey 1997) dark fantasy novel. Good and evil battle in a small American town in the days before a 4th of July celebration. A trade paperback (export only) edition was announced but not seen. [First U.K. edition]

Sword and Sorcery Alan Brown (Hodder Children’s Books 0-340-69806-3, Dec ’97, £3.99, 298pp, pb) Young-adult Arthurian fantasy novel.

The Web: Untouchable Eric Brown (Dolphin 1-85881-426-X, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], £3.50, 103pp, pb, cover by Fangorn) [Web] Young-adult SF novel set in the worldwide Virtual Reality Web of 2027. Book 3 in a series of six linked novels, each by a different author. A hardcover edition (-528-2, £9.99) was announced but not seen.

The Satisfaction House Ray Bryant (Warner UK 0-7515-2049-7, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], £5.99, 408pp, pb, cover by Lee Stannard) Dark fantasy novel. A first novel. Winner of the YOU Magazine/Little, Brown competition.

The Dancing Floor John Buchan (Oxford University Press 0-19-283287-5, Apr ’97 [May ’97], £4.99, xxxviii+231pp, tp, cover by Parthenis Constantin) Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1926) literary fantasy novel. Edited, with an Introduction and Notes by Marilyn Deegan. The text is that of the 1928 Thomas Nelson edition.

The New Adventures: Ghost Devices Simon Bucher-Jones (New Adventures 0-426-20514-6, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], £4.99, 249pp, pb, cover by Mark Salwowski) [Bernice Summerfield] SF novelization based on characters from Doctor Who novelizations, without the Doctor. Book 7 in the Bernice Summerfield series.

The Master & Margarita Mikhail Bulgakov (Picador 0-330-35134-6, Aug ’97 [Oct ’97], £6.99, 367pp, tp, cover by Emma Parker) Reprint (Ardus 1995) literary fantasy novel. Translation by Diana Burgin & Katherine Tiernan O’Connor; with annotations and an Afterword by Ellen Dea Proffer.

The Master and Margarita Mikhail Bulgakov (Harvill Panther 1-86046-154-9, Oct ’96 [Jan ’97], £6.99, 445pp, tp) Reprint (Harper & Row 1967) fantasy novel. Translated by Michael Glenny.

Doctor Who: The Ultimate Treasure Chris Bulis (BBC Books 0-563-40571-6, Aug ’97, £4.99, 281pp, pb) [Doctor Who: Missing Adventures] Novelization based on the TV series. Book 3 of the BBC “Missing Adventures” series.

A Device of Death Christopher Bulis (Doctor Who Books 0-426-20501-4, Feb ’97 [Apr ’97], £4.99, 259pp, pb, cover by Alister Pearson) [Doctor Who: Missing Adventures] Novelisation based on the Doctor Who TV series. Volume 30 in “The Missing Adventures”.

Patchwork of Ghosts Angela Bull (Hippo 0-590-13757-3, Sep ’96 [Jan ’97], £3.50, 182pp, pb, cover by Judith Lawson) Young-adult ghost novel.

The Seer King Chris Bunch (Orbit 1-85723-489-8, Oct ’97, £9.99, 519pp, tp, cover by Keith Scaife) [Seer King] Reprint (Warner Aspect 1997) fantasy novel. First in a new series. [First U.K. edition]

Burning Issy Melvin Burgess (Hodder Children’s Books 0-340-59024-6, Feb ’97, £3.99, 154pp, tp, cover by Hamish Blakely) Reprint (Andersen Press 1992) young-adult historical novel with fantasy elements.

Aftermath LeVar Burton (Gollancz/Vista 0-575-60371-2, Oct ’97 [Nov ’97], £5.99, 275pp, pb) Reprint (Warner Aspect 1997) SF novel. A first novel. [First U.K. edition]

Interface Stephen Bury (Signet UK 0-45-145483-9, Feb ’97, £5.99, 583pp, pb) Reprint (Bantam 1994) satirical SF political thriller. Bury is a pseudonym for Neal Stephenson and “another writer” (J. Frederick George).

The Darkling Charles Butler (Orion/Dolphin 1-85881-383-2, Jun ’97 [May ’97], £3.99, 168pp, pb, cover by George Smith) Young-adult dark fantasy novel. There is a simultaneous hardback (Orion Children’s Books, -378-6, £9.99).

Pity James Buxton (Orion 0-75280-471-5, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], £16.99, 394pp, hc) Associational gothic novel of obsessive love, shifting identities, sexes, and allegiances, in 1860s London.

The Wishing Tree James Buxton (Orion 0-75280-881-8, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], £4.99, 330pp, pb) Reprint (Orion 1996) horror novel.

The House on Nazareth Hill Ramsey Campbell (Headline 0-7472-3996-7, Jan ’97, £5.99, 470pp, pb, cover by Larry Rostant) Reprint (Headline 1996) horror novel.

Down to Heaven Mark Canter (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-66041-4, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], £16.99, 326pp, hc, cover by Larry Rostant) Fantasy novel. Two American biologists crash on a remote Venezuelan plateau where an ancient Chinese city is dying due to its falling male birthrate.

Down to Heaven Mark Canter (NEL 0-340-66042-2, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], £5.99, 534pp, pb, cover by Steve Crisp) Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1997) fantasy novel.

R. U. R. and The Insect Play Josef & Karel Capek (Oxford University Press 0-19-281010-3, Oct ’96 [Dec ’96], £7.99, 177pp, tp) Reprint (??? ???) collection of 2 classic satirical SF/fantasy plays. Originally published separately by Oxford University Press in 1923.

The Inklings: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams and Their Friends Humphrey Carpenter (HarperCollins UK 0-261-10347-4, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], £8.99, 287pp, tp) Reprint (Allen & Unwin 1978) associational biography of the group of writers behind many classic fantasy novels of the 20th century.

The Curious Room: Plays, Film Scripts and an Opera Angela Carter (Vintage UK 0-09-958621-5, Jun ’97 [Jul ’97], £9.99, x+510pp, tp) Reprint (Chatto & Windus 1996) associational collection, including radio plays, screenplays (The Company of Wolves, The Magic Toyshop etc) and the stage play for Lulu. Includes the whole contents of Come Unto These Yellow Sands (Bloodaxe Books, 1985). Edited and with Production Notes by Mark Bell.

Love Angela Carter (Vintage UK 0-09-959421-8, Jun ’97 [Jul ’97], £5.99, 120pp, tp) Reprint (Hart-Davis 1971) associational literary novel. This is the 1987 (Chatto & Windus) revised version.

Shadow Dance Angela Carter (Virago 1-86049-041-7, Sep ’97 [Nov ’97], £6.99, 182pp, tp) Reissue (Heinemann 1966) literary gothic novel. Also issued as Honeybuzzard.

Shaking a Leg: Journalism and Writings Angela Carter (Chatto & Windus 0-7011-6336-4, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], £25.00, xiv+641pp, hc, cover by Angela Carter) Collection of essays, articles, book and film reviews, biographical sketches,and other pieces. Edited by Jenny Uglow, with research by Charlotte Crofts.

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