The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Wizards of Odd: Comic Tales of Fantasy ed. Peter Haining (Legend 0-09-917442-1, May ’97, £4.99, 300pp, pb, cover by Josh Kirby) Reprint (Souvenir Press 1996) anthology of 24 humorous SF and fantasy stories by authors ranging from Wells and Dunsany, through Collier and Kuttner, to Vonnegut, Adams, and Terry Pratchett. Copyrighted 1997, but there seems no difference to the 1996 original.

The Powerhouse Ann Halam (Orion/Dolphin 1-85881-379-4, Jun ’97, £3.99, 166pp, pb, cover by Larry Rostant) Young-adult dark fantasy thriller. Halam is a pseudonym of Gwyneth Jones. An Orion hardback (-405-7, £9.99) was announced but not seen.

The Eagle and the Crow: Modern Polish Short Stories ed. Teresa Halikowska & George Hyde (Serpent’s Tail 1-85242-356-0, Nov ’96 [Jan ’97], £9.99, x+226pp, tp) Collection of 20 stories (5 are genre), including 3 originals.

Dark Debts Karen Hall (Macmillan UK 0-333-68473-7, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], £15.99, 423pp, hc, cover by Brad Gray) Reprint (Random House 1996) dark fantasy thriller of a curse on generations of a family in the American South. [First U.K. edition]

The Truth Machine James L. Halperin (Simon & Schuster UK 0-684-82133-8, Oct ’97, £9.99, 321pp, tp) Reprint (Ivy Press 1996) SF novel. The invention of a perfect lie detector in the 21st century upsets society. [First U.K. edition]

Mother of Winter Barbara Hambly (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648229-5, Sep ’97, £5.99, 369pp, pb, cover by Keith Scaife) [Darwath] Reprint (Del Rey 1996) fantasy novel in the “Darwath” series. [First U.K. edition]

Star Wars: Planet of Twilight Barbara Hambly (Bantam UK 0-593-04133-X, May ’97, £12.99, 312pp, hc, cover by Drew Struzan) [Star Wars] SF novelization, sequel to Children of the Jedi. Simultaneous with the US (Bantam) edition.

The Neutronium Alchemist Peter F. Hamilton (Macmillan UK 0-333-66935-5, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], £17.99, 999pp, hc, cover by Jim Burns) [Night’s Dawn] SF novel. Second in the massive “Night’s Dawn Trilogy” after The Reality Dysfunction. A signed, limited edition of 306 proof copies was issued in July 1997.

The Reality Dysfunction Peter F. Hamilton (Pan 0-330-34032-8, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], £7.99, 1225pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) [Night’s Dawn] Reissue (Macmillan UK 1996) SF novel. First in the “Night’s Dawn” trilogy. This first UK/second paperback print follows the export-only edition, which was identical except for being priced at £5.99.

Glimmering Elizabeth Hand (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648027-6, Nov ’97, £5.99, 415pp, pb) Reprint (HarperPrism 1997) fantasy novel. [First U.K. edition]

Millennium: The Frenchman Elizabeth Hand (HarperCollins UK 0-00-648337-2, Sep ’97, £5.99, 248pp, pb) [Millennium] Reprint (HarperPrism 1997) novelisation based on the teleplay for the pilot episode of the dark fantasy TV series. [First U.K. edition]

The Crystal Skulls W. A. Harbinson (NEL 0-340-67251-X, Nov ’97, £5.99, 392pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) SF/fantasy novel.

A Midsummer Night’s Gene Andrew Harman (Legend 0-09-978881-0, Jun ’97 [May ’97], £4.99, 359pp, pb, cover by Mick Posen) Humorous fantasy novel. A hardcover edition (-978871-3, £16.99) is also available.

The Devil on May Street Steve Harris (Gollancz 0-575-06426-9, Jun ’97 [May ’97], £16.99, 381pp, hc, cover by Steve Crisp) Dark fantasy novel.

The Stainless Steel Rat Harry Harrison (Orion 1-85798-498-6, May ’97 [Apr ’97], £4.99, 185pp, pb, cover by Walter Velez) [Slippery Jim (James Bolivar) diGriz] Reprint (Pyramid 1961) humorous SF novel in the series.

The Stainless Steel Rat Goes to Hell Harry Harrison (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-492-7, Mar ’97, £16.99, 245pp, hc, cover by Walter Velez) [Slippery Jim (James Bolivar) diGriz] Reprint (Tor 1996) humorous SF novel in the series. [First U.K. edition]

The Stainless Steel Rat’s Revenge Harry Harrison (Orion 1-85798-499-4, May ’97, £4.99, 199pp, pb, cover by Walter Velez) [Slippery Jim (James Bolivar) diGriz] Reprint (Walker 1970) humorous SF novel in the series.

The Lifeship Harry Harrison & Gordon R. Dickson (Severn House 0-7278-5245-0, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], £15.99, 173pp, hc) Reprint (Harper & Row 1976) SF novel.

King and Emperor Harry Harrison & John Holm (Legend 0-09-930309-4, Mar ’97, £5.99, 452pp, pb, cover by Mick Posen) [Hammer and the Cross] Reprint (Tor; Legend 1996) historical fantasy novel. Book three of “The Hammer and the Cross”. The name “John Holm” (a pseudonym for Tom Shippey) is only on the title page.

Signs of Life M. John Harrison (Gollancz 0-575-05556-1, May ’97, £16.99, 255pp, hc, cover by Gary Day-Ellison) Literary SF novel. An obsessed woman undergoes illegal DNA treatment to attain her dreams... and the worst happens: they start to come true.

Starship Troopers Robert A. Heinlein (NEL 0-450-00573-9, Oct ’97 [Nov ’97], £5.99, 223pp, pb) Reissue (Putnam 1959) SF novel. This is a film tie-in edition.

Atlantis Frances Mary Hendry (Oxford University Press 0-19-271751-0, Aug ’97 [Sep ’97], £5.99, 153pp, tp, cover by Kevin Jenkins) Young-adult fantasy novel. The remnants of Atlantean civilisation live safely beneath the Antarctic ice - until a young boy’s discovery threatens their existence and future.

A Gift for a Gift Maeve Henry (Mammoth 0-7497-0474-8, May ’97 [Apr ’97], £3.50, 110pp, pb) Reissue (Heinemann 1990) young-adult fantasy novel. In the new “Suspense” series of books.

Midwinter Maeve Henry (Mammoth 0-7497-2593-1, Jan ’97, £4.50, 106pp, tp, cover by Marc Burville Riley) Young-adult fantasy novel.

’48 James Herbert (HarperCollins UK 0-00-647600-7, Jun ’97 [May ’97], £5.99, 332pp, pb) Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1996) alternate history SF/dark fantasy novel.

The Dark James Herbert (NEL 0-450-04970-1, Jun ’97 [Jul ’97], £5.99, 396pp, pb, cover by Bill Gregory) Reissue (NEL 1980) horror novel. 23rd printing.

The Jonah James Herbert (NEL 0-450-05316-4, Jul ’97, £5.99, 281pp, pb, cover by Bill Gregory) Reissue (NEL 1981) horror novel. 16th printing.

Lair James Herbert (NEL 0-450-04546-3, Jun ’97 [Aug ’97], £5.99, 243pp, pb, cover by Bill Gregory) [Rats] Reissue (NEL 1979) horror novel. 29th printing.

The Magic Cottage James Herbert (NEL 0-450-40937-6, Jul ’97, £5.99, 351pp, pb, cover by Bill Gregory) Reissue (Hodder & Stoughton 1986) horror novel. 17th printing.

Moon James Herbert (NEL 0-450-38999-5, Jul ’97, £5.99, 313pp, pb, cover by Bill Gregory) Reissue (NEL 1985) horror novel. 19th printing.

Sepulchre James Herbert (NEL 0-450-42668-8, Jul ’97, £5.99, 372pp, pb, cover by Bill Gregory) Reissue (Hodder & Stoughton 1987) horror novel. 11th printing.

The Spear James Herbert (NEL 0-450-04300-2, Jun ’97 [Jul ’97], £5.99, 304pp, pb, cover by Bill Gregory) Reissue (NEL 1978) horror novel. 11th printing.

Singleton’s Law Reginald Hill (Severn House 0-7278-4994-8, Apr ’97, £16.99, 213pp, hc) Reprint (Faber 1974 as Albion! Albion! as by Dick Morland) satirical SF novel. There is a new introduction.

Assassin’s Quest Robin Hobb (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-224608-2, Mar ’97 [Jan ’97], £16.99, 742pp, hc, cover by John Howe) [Farseer] Fantasy novel. Book three in “The Farseer Trilogy”. Hobb is a pseudonym for Megan Lindholm. A tp (export only) edition (-224652-X) was announced but not seen.

Royal Assassin Robin Hobb (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648010-1, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], £5.99, 752pp, pb, cover by John Howe) [Farseer] Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1996) fantasy novel. Book two in “The Farseer Trilogy”. Hobb is a pseudonym for Megan Lindholm.

A Life Less Ordinary John Hodge (Penguin 0-140-27215-1, Oct ’97 [Nov ’97], £6.99, 217pp, tp) Novelization of fantasy film of angels helping an unlikely romance.

The History of Danish Dreams Peter Høeg (The Harvill Press 1-86046-260-X, Mar ’97, £6.99, 339pp, tp, cover by Albin Brunovský) Reprint (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1995) literary fantasy novel. Translated by Barbara Haveland from the original Danish (1988).

Special Powers Mary Hoffman (Hodder Children’s Books 0-340-62670-4, Jan ’97, £3.99, 200pp, pb, cover by Steinar Lund) Young-adult SF/fantasy novel.

Nightmare Hall: The Monster Diane Hoh (Scholastic UK 0-590-19500-X, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], £3.99, 165pp, pb) [Nightmare Hall] Reprint (Scholastic 1994) young-adult dark fantasy novel of an (in-)human monster. Volume 13 in the series. Copyrighted by Barbara Steiner, suggesting Hoh is, or has become, a house pseudonym. [First U.K. edition]

Deliver Us from Evil Tom Holland (Little, Brown UK 0-316-88248-8, Sep ’97, £14.99, 406pp, hc) Dark fantasy historical novel set in Restoration London, a demon-haunted Stonehenge, old Europe, and a wicked New World.

Supping with Panthers Tom Holland (Warner UK 0-7515-1485-3, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], £5.99, 502pp, pb) [Vampyre] Reprint (Little, Brown UK 1996) dark fantasy novel. A semi-sequel to The Vampyre.

Bitter Lemmings: Several Good Songs Spoilt Tom Holt (Beccon Publications 1-870824-38-5, Apr ’97, £4.00, 39pp, ph, cover by Tom Abba) Associational collection of 39 filk-songs, with an introduction detailing which tune to use. Issued at Eastercon 1997. A limited, signed, illustrated edition is also available (-38-5, £5.00 + p&p). From 75 Rosslyn Road, Harold Wood, Essex RM3 0RG, UK.

Open Sesame Tom Holt (Orbit 1-85723-476-6, Jun ’97 [May ’97], £15.99, 312pp, hc, cover by Steve Lee) Humorous fantasy novel.

Paint Your Dragon Tom Holt (Orbit 1-85723-456-1, Jun ’97 [May ’97], £5.99, 311pp, pb, cover by Steve Lee) Reprint (Orbit 1996) humorous fantasy novel.

The Walled Orchard Tom Holt (Warner UK 0-7515-2138-8, Dec ’97, £6.99, iv+591pp, tp, cover by Colin Hadley) Omnibus of two tragi-comic novels set in ancient Athens: Goatsong (Macmillan, 1989) and its sequel, The Walled Orchard (Macmillan, 1990).

The Sex Files: File 4: Double Exposure S. M. Horowitz (Headline Delta 0-7472-5743-4, Dec ’97, £5.99, 216pp, pb) [Sex Files] Explicitly erotic SF/fantasy novel in a series emulating The X-Files. The author also writes as Valentina Cilescu.

The Willows and Beyond William Horwood (HarperCollins UK 0-00-649639-3, Nov ’97, £6.99, 294pp, tp, cover by Patrick Benson) [Wind in the Willows] Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1996) fantasy novel. Third and last of “The Tales of the Willows”, Horwood’s series of sequels to Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows.

The Wolves of Time II: Seekers at the WulfRock William Horwood (HarperCollins UK 0-00-223678-8, May ’97, £16.99, 489pp, hc, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Wolves of Time] Animal fantasy novel, the sequel to Journeys to the Heartland.

Quirx 1: Welcome to Inner Space Lesley Howarth (Hodder Children’s Books 0-340-69831-4, Nov ’97, £3.99, 202pp, pb, cover by George Smith) Young-adult collection of 10 original SF and fantasy stories.

Battlefield Earth L. Ron Hubbard (New Era 1-870451-30-9, Jul ’97, £5.99, 1050pp, pb, cover by Gerry Grace) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1982) SF novel. Fourth printing.

Eminent Domain Carl Huberman (Pan 0-330-34718-7, Aug ’97 [Oct ’97], £5.99, 503pp, pb, cover by Tony Hutchings) Reprint (Macmillan 1996) SF/horror thriller. The original hardcover was not seen.

Hobson & Co (Paranormal Investigators): Part One of the Greyminster Chronicles Brian Hughes (Ripping Publishing 1-899884-11-4, Sep ’97 [Nov ’97], £5.99, 356pp, pb, cover by Warren Palmer & Brian Hughes) Humorous fantasy novel, illustrated by the author. A first novel.

Eyelidiad Rhys H. Hughes (Tanjen 0-9527183-2-4, 1996 [Mar ’97], £5.99, 138pp, tp, cover by Alan Casey) Fantasy novel. Published in 1996, but not seen until now.

Stolen Angels Shaun Hutson (Warner UK 0-7515-0125-5, Feb ’97, £5.99, 403pp, pb, cover by Mark Taylor) Reprint (Little, Brown UK 1996) horror novel.

The Spring Clifford Irving (Simon & Schuster UK 0-684-82101-X, Jun ’97, £15.99, 287pp, hc, cover by Sam Hadley) Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1996) Fantasy novel. A remote Colorado mountain town hides a secret. [First U.K. edition]

Prayer-Cushions of the Flesh Robert Irwin (Dedalus 1-873982-63-1, Sep ’97, £6.99, 140pp, tp, cover by Jules Migonney) Erotic literary fantasy novel. Orkhan, caged since childhood, is drawn into the sorcerous, erotic, but fatal coils of harem devotees of the Prayer-Cushion movement.

Division Graham Ison (Severn House 0-7278-5194-2, Apr ’97, £17.99, 437pp, hc, cover by Tony Masero) Reprint (Warner UK 1996) SF novel.

Ramses: The Son of the Light Christian Jacq (Simon & Schuster UK 0-684-82119-2, Sep ’97 [Nov ’97], £9.99, 360pp, tp) [Ramses] Historical fantasy novel of Ancient Egypt. Volume 1 in a five-book series. Translated by Mary Feeney from the French original (Editions Lafont 1995). A hardcover edition (-82136-2, £15.99) was announced but not seen.

The Bellmaker Brian Jacques (Red Fox 0-09-943331-1, Jul ’97, £4.50, 336pp, pb) [Redwall] Reissue (Hutchinson 1994) young-adult animal fantasy novel. Book seven in the “Redwall” series. Third printing.

The Long Patrol Brian Jacques (Hutchinson 0-09-176546-3, Jul ’97, £12.99, 358pp, hc, cover by Fangorn) [Redwall] Young-adult animal fantasy novel. Book ten in the “Redwall” series. Illustrated by Allen Curless.

Mariel of Redwall Brian Jacques (Red Fox 0-09-992960-0, Jul ’97, £4.99, 387pp, pb, cover by Fangorn) [Redwall] Reissue (Hutchinson 1991) young-adult animal fantasy novel. Book four in the series. 12th printing.

Martin the Warrior Brian Jacques (Red Fox 0-09-928171-6, Jul ’97, £4.99, 375pp, pb, cover by Fangorn) [Redwall] Reissue (Hutchinson 1993) young-adult animal fantasy novel. Book six in the series. Fourth printing.

Mattimeo Brian Jacques (Red Fox 0-09-967540-4, Jul ’97, £4.99, 446pp, pb, cover by Pete Lyon) [Redwall] Reissue (Hutchinson 1989) young-adult animal fantasy novel. Book three in the series. Tenth printing.

Mossflower Brian Jacques (Red Fox 0-09-955400-3, Jul ’97, £4.99, 431pp, pb, cover by Pete Lyon) [Redwall] Reissue (Hutchinson 1988) young-adult animal fantasy novel. Book two in the series. 14th printing.

Outcast of Redwall Brian Jacques (Red Fox 0-09-960091-9, Jul ’97, £4.99, 360pp, pb) [Redwall] Reissue (Hutchinson 1995) young-adult animal fantasy novel. Book eight in the series. Fourth printing.

The Pearls of Lutra Brian Jacques (Red Fox 0-09-963871-1, Jul ’97, £4.99, 406pp, pb, cover by Fangorn) [Redwall] Reprint (Hutchinson 1996) young-adult animal fantasy novel. Book nine in the “Redwall” series. Illustrated by Allen Curless.

Salamandstron Brian Jacques (Red Fox 0-09-914361-5, Jul ’97, £4.99, 391pp, pb) [Redwall] Reissue (Hutchinson 1992) young-adult animal fantasy novel. Book five in the series. Eighth printing.

Monstrum Donald James (Century 0-7126-7860-3, Jun ’97 [Jul ’97], £9.99, 408pp, hc, cover by Greg Clark) [Monstrum] Serial killer murder mystery set in Russia in 2015.

The Raven’s Knot Robin Jarvis (Collins 0-00-675013-3, Feb ’97, £4.99, 442pp, tp) [Wyrd Museum] Reprint (Collins 1996) young-adult fantasy novel. Book Two of the “Tales from the Wyrd Museum” trilogy.

Learn to Draw Fantasy Art Mike Jefferies (HarperCollins UK 0-00-412995-4, Feb ’97 [Jul ’97], £5.99, 64pp, tp, cover by Mike Jefferies) Associational art book by the fantasy author. Basic tips and techniques on drawing characters, creatures, lands, maps, and monsters.

Blade Runner 3: Replicant Night K. W. Jeter (Orion 0-75280-862-1, May ’97 [Apr ’97], £5.99, 309pp, pb, cover by BlackSheep) [Blade Runner] Reprint (Orion 1996) SF novelisation. Second sequel to Philip K Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and its attendant film, Blade Runner.

Body Politic Paul Johnston (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-69490-4, Jul ’97, £16.99, 250pp, hc, cover by Bill Gregory) [Dalrymple] SF novel set in 21st-century Glasgow. The first murder in years forces the City’s Guardians to get help from a suspect private detective. First in a series. A first novel.

Deep Secret Diana Wynne Jones (Gollancz 0-575-06479-X, Nov ’97, £16.99, xii+383pp, hc, cover by Peter Mennim) [Deep Secret] Fantasy novel of mages, multi-dimensional magic, and an SF convention.

A Sudden Wild Magic Diana Wynne Jones (Gollancz/Vista 0-575-60197-3, Jul ’97, £5.99, 380pp, pb, cover by Peter Mennim) Reprint (Morrow 1992) humorous fantasy novel.

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