The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Waterborn Greg Keyes (Legend 0-09-966951-X, Jun ’97, £5.99, 436pp, pb, cover by David Bergen) [Children of the Changeling] Reprint (Del Rey 1996 as by J. Gregory Keyes) fantasy novel. First in the series “Children of the Changeling”. Internally dated 1996. [First U.K. edition]

A Midsummer’s Nightmare Garry Kilworth (Corgi 0-552-14464-9, Jul ’97, £5.99, 325pp, pb, cover by John Howe) Reprint (Bantam UK 1996) fantasy novel.

The Princely Flower Garry Kilworth (Orbit 1-85723-469-3, May ’97 [Apr ’97], £16.99, 365pp, hc, cover by Mark Harrison) [Navigator Kings] Fantasy novel. Book II of “The Navigator Kings”, a series based on the myths and legends of the Polynesian peoples.

The Roof of Voyaging Garry Kilworth (Orbit 1-85723-461-8, May ’97 [Apr ’97], £6.99, 426pp, pb, cover by Mark Harrison) [Navigator Kings] Reprint (Orbit 1996) fantasy novel. Book I of “The Navigator Kings”.

The Welkin Weasels: Thunder Oak Garry Kilworth (Corgi 0-552-54546-5, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], £4.99, 382pp, pb, cover by John Howe) [Welkin Weasels] Young-adult animal fantasy novel. Book One in a trilogy.

The Wild Road Gabriel King (Arrow 0-09-924252-4, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], £5.99, 463pp, pb) [Wild Road] Animal fantasy novel. A young cat must save the king and queen of cats. First of a series. King is a pseudonym for Jane Johnson and M. John Harrison. Simultaneous with the Century hardcover (0-7126-7870-0, £16.99) edition.

Alba Rachel King (Anchor UK 1-86230-006-2, Sep ’97 [Oct ’97], £9.99, 331pp, tp) Literary fantasy novel.

The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass Stephen King (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-69661-3, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], £14.99, xvi+672pp, tp, cover by Bob Warner) [Roland (Gunslinger)] Reprint (Grant 1997) fantasy novel. Illustrated by Dave McKean. A limited edition Hodder & Stoughton hardback (500 copies; £100) was published in mid-August 1997. [First U.K. edition]

The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three Stephen King (NEL 0-340-70751-8, Dec ’97, £6.99, 455pp, pb, cover by Bob Warner) [Roland (Gunslinger)] Reprint (Grant 1987) dark fantasy novel. Book 2 in the series.

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Stephen King (NEL 0-340-70750-X, Dec ’97, £6.99, 212pp, pb, cover by Bob Warner) [Roland (Gunslinger)] Reprint (Grant 1982) dark fantasy novel. Book 1 in the series.

The Dark Tower: The Waste Lands Stephen King (NEL 0-340-70752-6, Dec ’97, £6.99, 584pp, pb, cover by Bob Warner) [Roland (Gunslinger)] Reprint (Grant 1991) dark fantasy novel. Book 3 in the series.

Desperation Stephen King (NEL 0-340-65428-7, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], £6.99, 720pp, pb, cover by Chris Moore) Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton; Donald M. Grant 1996) dark fantasy novel.

Godhanger Dick King-Smith (Corgi 0-552-54501-5, Oct ’97, £3.99, 172pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday UK 1996) young-adult animal fantasy novel.

The Keepers Pauline Kirk (Virago 1-86049-337-8, Aug ’97 [Oct ’97], £6.99, 405pp, tp) Reprint (Virago 1996) SF novel.

Demon Seed Dean Koontz (Headline 0-7472-0831-X, Jun ’97 [Jul ’97], £16.99, 213pp, hc) SF/horror novel. Revised version of the original (Bantam, 1973). First UK hardcover edition.

Fear Nothing Dean Koontz (Headline 0-7472-2055-7, Dec ’97, £16.99, 373pp, hc) [Fear Nothing] SF thriller of genetic engineering. Chris Snow, unable to survive in sunlight, uncovers a conspiracy that reaches into his personal genetic past. Said to be first in a series. A trade paperback (export only) edition (-7668-4, £9.99) was announced but not seen.

Phantoms Dean Koontz (Headline 0-7472-3524-4, Nov ’97, £6.99, 446pp, pb, cover by Graham Potts) Reprint (Putnam 1983) dark fantasy novel. 13th printing.

Sole Survivor Dean Koontz (Headline 0-7472-1756-4, Jan ’97, £16.99, 312pp, hc) Dark fantasy/SF novel of a plane crash whose sole survivor hides a secret. A trade paperback (export only) edition (-7705-2, £9.99) was announcedbut not seen.

Sole Survivor Dean Koontz (Headline 0-7472-5434-6, Oct ’97, £5.99, 437pp, pb, cover by Jake Pegg) Reprint (Headline 1997) dark fantasy thriller. An export edition (same details) was available 1 Sept 1997.

Ticktock Dean Koontz (Headline 0-7472-4972-5, Jan ’97, £5.99, 311pp, pb) Reprint (Headline 1996) dark fantasy novel. This edition is issued in two separate cover designs.

The Bear Went Over the Mountain William Kotzwinkle (Black Swan 0-552-99748-X, Aug ’97, £6.99, 252pp, tp, cover by Chris Riddell) Reprint (Doubleday 1996) fantasy publishing satire and talking animal story. Nominated for the World Fantasy Award. [First U.K. edition]

Star Wars: The Black Fleet Crisis: Book Three: Tyrant’s Test Michael P. Kube-McDowell (Bantam UK 0-553-50480-0, Jan ’97, £4.99, 366pp, pb, cover by Drew Struzan) [Star Wars: The Black Fleet Crisis] Star Wars novelisation. Book three in “The Black Fleet Crisis”. Simultaneous with the US (Bantam) edition.

Death of an Adept Katherine Kurtz & Deborah Turner Harris (Severn House 0-7278-5276-0, Oct ’97, £17.99, 454pp, hc) [Adam Sinclair] Reprint (Ace 1996) dark fantasy detective novel, fifth in “The Adept” series. [First U.K. edition]

Mind Kill Richard La Plante (Little, Brown UK 0-316-87870-7, Sep ’97, £16.99, 347pp, hc) [Josef Tanaka] Dark fantasy thriller. Fourth in the “Josef Tanaka” series. An imprisoned killer uses his telepathic power to torment and kill his captors.

Storm Breaking Mercedes Lackey (Orion 0-75280-641-6, Nov ’97, £5.99, 436pp, pb, cover by John Barber) [Valdemar: Mage Storms] Reprint (DAW; Orion 1996) fantasy novel, second book of the “Mage Storms” trilogy, part of the overall “Heralds of Valdemar” series.

The Silver Gryphon Mercedes Lackey & Larry Dixon (Orion 1-85798-497-8, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], £5.99, 322pp, pb, cover by John Barber) [Valdemar: Mage Wars] Reprint (DAW; Millennium 1996) fantasy novel. Book three of “The Mage Wars” trilogy, set in Valdemar a millennium before the “Heralds of Valdemar” series.

Decalog 4: Re-Generations: Ten Stories/A Thousand Years/One Family ed. Andy Lane & Justin Richards (Virgin 0-426-20505-7, May ’97 [Apr ’97], £4.99, 297pp, pb, cover by Jon Sullivan) Original SF anthology. The story of the Forrester family—first introduced in the Doctor Who “New Adventures” series—from their humble roots to their galaxy-spanning Earth empire a thousand years from now.

Fireball Bob Langley (Severn House 0-7278-5285-X, Nov ’97, £16.99, 314pp, hc) Near-future SF thriller. The wakening of a super-secret satellite 27 years after it was shot down, leads to atomic attack on Earth and satellite war in space.

Bad Chili Joe R. Lansdale (Gollancz/Indigo 0-575-06534-6, Oct ’97, £9.99, 292pp, tp, cover by Gary Day-Ellison) [Hap Collins; Leonard Pine] Reprint (Mojo Press 1997) associational mystery novel in the Collins & Pine series. [First U.K. edition]

The Two-Bear Mambo Joe R. Lansdale (Gollancz/Indigo 0-575-40037-4, Mar ’97, £5.99, 273pp, tp) [Hap Collins; Leonard Pine] Reprint (Mysterious Press 1995) associational thriller.

Byzantium Stephen Lawhead (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648251-1, Jun ’97, £6.99, 646pp, pb, cover by Mick Posen) Reprint (Voyager 1996) historical novel with fantasy elements.

Grail Stephen R. Lawhead (Lion 0-7459-3882-5, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], £16.99, viii+374pp, hc, cover by Eric Peterson) [Pendragon Cycle] Reprint (Avon 1997) Arthurian fantasy novel. Book V of the “Pendragon Cycle”. [First U.K. edition]

Dreamweaver Louise Lawrence (Collins 0-00-675088-5, Dec ’97, £3.99, 288pp, pb) Reprint (Collins 1996) young-adult SF novel.

The Road to Irryan Louise Lawrence (Collins 0-00-675118-0, Jul ’96 [Mar ’97], £3.99, 286pp, pb) [Llandor] Reprint (Collins 1996) young-adult fantasy novel. Second in the trilogy, after Journey Through Llandor. Issued in 1996 but not seen until now.

The Shadow of Mordican Louise Lawrence (Collins 0-00-675168-7, May ’97, £3.99, 288pp, pb) [Llandor] Reprint (Collins 1996) young-adult fantasy novel. Third in the trilogy, afer Journey Through Llandor and The Road to Irryan.

Ghost Train Stephen Laws (NEL 0-450-59981-7, May ’97, £5.99, 375pp, pb, cover by Jon Blake) Reissue (Souvenir Press 1985) dark fantasy novel. Third printing.

Somewhere South of Midnight Stephen Laws (NEL 0-340-66610-2, May ’97 [Apr ’97], £5.99, 584pp, pb, cover by Jon Blake) Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1996) horror novel.

Spectre Stephen Laws (NEL 0-450-59980-9, May ’97 [Jul ’97], £5.99, 296pp, pb, cover by Jon Blake) Reissue (Souvenir Press 1986) dark fantasy novel. 3rd printing.

After Midnight Richard Laymon (Headline 0-7472-1513-8, Jul ’97, £16.99, 346pp, hc, cover by Steve Crisp) Associational thriller narrated by a bisexual, sado-masochistic rapist-murderess.

Bite Richard Laymon (Headline 0-7472-5101-0, May ’97, £5.99, 378pp, pb, cover by Steve Crisp) Reprint (Headline 1996) dark fantasy novel. An export edition (same details) was available 1 April 1997.

Bite Richard Laymon (Headline 0-7472-5101-0, Sep ’97, £5.99, 378pp, pb, cover by Steve Crisp) Reissue (Headline 1996) dark fantasy novel. Second printing.

Fiends Richard Laymon (Headline 0-7472-1820-X, Jan ’97 [Dec ’96], £16.99, 275pp, hc, cover by Steve Crisp) Collection of 13 dark fantasy and thriller stories, including the original novel, Fiends. There is an Introduction by Dean Koontz. A paperback edition (£4.99) was announced but not seen.

Fiends Richard Laymon (Headline 0-7472-5525-3, Nov ’97, £5.99, 310pp, pb, cover by Steve Crisp) Reprint (Headline 1997) collection of 13 dark fantasy and thriller stories, including the original novel, Fiends. There is an introduction by Dean Koontz. An export edition (same details) was available 1 September 1997.

Out Are the Lights and Other Tales Richard Laymon (Headline 0-7472-3581-3, Dec ’96 [Jan ’97], £5.99, 344pp, pb, cover by Mark Taylor) Reissue (Headline 1993) collection of the title novel (NEL 1982) andfive short stories. Third printing.

Four Ways to Forgiveness Ursula Le Guin (Vista 0-575-60175-2, May ’97, £5.99, 253pp, pb, cover by Steve Crisp) [Werel & Yeowe] Reprint (HarperPrism 1995) collection of four related SF novellas, including the award-winning “Forgiveness Day”. There is also a section of “Notes on Werel and Yeowe”, the twin planets on which the stories are set.

A Fisherman of the Inland Sea Ursula K. Le Guin (Vista 0-575-60239-2, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], £5.99, 193pp, pb, cover by Steve Crisp) Reprint (Collins 1996) young-adult SF novel.

The Left Hand of Darkness Ursula K. Le Guin (Virago 1-86049-189-8, Jul ’97, £6.99, 248pp, tp) Reprint (Ace 1969) classic Hugo and Nebula award-winning SF novel.

Vivia Tanith Lee (Warner UK 0-7515-2135-3, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], £6.99, 395pp, pb, cover by Charles-August Mengin) Reprint (Little, Brown UK 1995) fantasy/horror novel.

Sex, Drugs, Rock’n’Roll: Stories to End the Century ed. Sarah Lefanu (Serpent’s Tail 1-85242-538-5, Oct ’97, £8.99, xiv+223pp, tp) Associational collection of original genre and mainstream stories.

Decalog 5: Wonders ed. Paul Leonard & Jim Mortimore (Virgin 0-426-20515-4, Sep ’97 [Jul ’97], £5.99, 313pp, pb, cover by Colin Howard) Original SF anthology of 10 stories. Authors include Stephen Baxter and Jeanne Cavelos.

The Road to Darkness Paul Leppin (Dedalus 1-873982-33-X, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], £7.99, 151pp, tp, cover by David Smith) Literary fantasy omnibus of two novels and a story in the vein of de Sade. Translated by Mike Mitchell from the German. Originally published as Daniel Jesus (1905), Severin’s Road to Darkness (1914) and “The Ghost of the Jewish Ghetto” (c. 1915). This is a worldwide edition available in the US at $11.95.

The Horse and His Boy C. S. Lewis (Collins 0-00-671666-0, Apr ’97 [Jul ’97], £3.99, 175pp, pb) [Narnia] Reprint (Geoffrey Bles 1954) fantasy novel. Volume three in the “Narnia” series. 33rd printing.

The Last Battle C. S. Lewis (Collins 0-00-671669-5, Apr ’97 [Jul ’97], £3.99, 172pp, pb) [Narnia] Reprint (The Bodley Head 1956) fantasy novel. Volume seven in the “Narnia” series. 34th printing.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe C. S. Lewis (Collins 0-00-671663-6, Apr ’97 [Jul ’97], £3.99, 171pp, pb) [Narnia] Reprint (Geoffrey Bles 1950) fantasy novel. Volume two in the “Narnia” series. 45th printing.

The Magician’s Nephew C. S. Lewis (Collins 0-00-671667-9, Apr ’97 [Jul ’97], £3.99, 171pp, pb) [Narnia] Reprint (The Bodley Head 1955) fantasy novel. Volume one in the “Narnia” series. 37th printing.

Prince Caspian C. S. Lewis (Collins 0-00-671664-4, Apr ’97 [Jul ’97], £3.99, 190pp, pb) [Narnia] Reprint (Geoffrey Bles 1951) fantasy novel. Volume 4 in the “Narnia” series. 34th printing.

The Silver Chair C. S. Lewis (Collins 0-00-671668-7, Apr ’97 [Jul ’97], £3.99, 191pp, pb) [Narnia] Reprint (Geoffrey Bles 1953) fantasy novel. Volume six in the “Narnia” series. 36th printing.

Three Books from the Chronicles of Narnia C. S. Lewis (Collins 0-00-675286-1, Nov ’96 [Jan ’97], £6.99, 500pp, tp) [Narnia] Young-adult fantasy omnibus of The Magician’s Nephew (The Bodley Head, 1955), The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Bles, 1950) and The Horse and his Boy (Bles, 1954).

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader C. S. Lewis (Collins 0-00-671665-2, Apr ’97 [Jul ’97], £3.99, 189pp, pb) [Narnia] Reprint (Geoffrey Bles 1952) fantasy novel. Volume five in the “Narnia” series. 31st printing.

The Sex Files: File 2: Forbidden Zone Nick Li (Headline Delta 0-7472-5726-4, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], £5.99, 280pp, pb) [Sex Files] Explicitly sexual and erotic SF/fantasy novel in a series emulating The X-Files.

Guests Bentley Little (Headline 0-7472-1626-6, Dec ’97, £17.99, 313pp, hc, cover by Steve Crisp) Dark fantasy novel of a town that seems to be killing its inhabitants.

Houses Bentley Little (Headline 0-7472-1625-8, Apr ’97 [May ’97], £16.99, 314pp, hc, cover by Steve Crisp) Dark fantasy novel.

Houses Bentley Little (Headline 0-7472-5256-4, Sep ’97 [Nov ’97], £5.99, 474pp, pb, cover by Steve Crisp) Reprint (Headline 1997) horror novel.

The Store Bentley Little (Headline 0-7472-5255-6, Dec ’96 [Jan ’97], £5.99, 504pp, pb, cover by Simon Dewey) Reprint (Headline 1996) horror novel.

Uninvited Ghosts and Other Stories Penelope Lively (Mammoth 0-7497-0788-7, Sep ’97, £3.99, 120pp, pb, cover by John Lawrence) Reissue (Heinemann 1984) young-adult fantasy collection of eight stories.

The Nth Doctor Jean-Marc Lofficier (Doctor Who Books 0-426-20499-9, Jan ’97 [Dec ’96], £4.99, 279pp, pb, cover by Colin Howard) [Doctor Who] Reference work about the Doctor Who series.

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