The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Picador Book of Contemporary Scottish Fiction ed. Peter Krantz (Picador, 1997 [Nov ’97], tp) Anthology of Scottish writing. Only one item of relevance.

The Good, the Bad, and the Indifferent: Early Stories and Commentary Joe R. Lansdale (Subterranean Press 0-9649890-2-6, 1997, 310pp, hc, cover by Mark A. Nelson) Collection of 34 stories, 16 never before published. Limited to 600 numbered copies, signed by Lansdale. Also available in a limited edition of 26 lettered, slipcased, leatherbound copies which include a “vintage” photo of the author recessed in the front, and an original rejection slip received by Lansdale in the late ’70s or early ’80s.

Murmurous Haunts Bentley Little (Dark Regions Press, 1997, $5.95, 81pp, ph)

Something Occurred; Bennie on the Loose Seán Mac Roibin (Albedo One Publications, Sep ’97, 50p, 12pp, ph, cover by John Robbins) Collection of a short story and two comic strips, with art by John Robbins. Included with Albedo One #14, 1997.

Future Histories ed. Stephen McClelland (Horizon House 0-9530648-0-8, Jun ’97, 312pp, tp, cover by Kavita Bowry) Nokia-sponsored original anthology of interviews and short stories, published as a business gift and not on sale to the public.

The X Files: Fear Les Martin (Voyager 0-00-648309-7, Jan ’97 [Jul ’97], £3.99, 103pp, pb) Book 7 in the series of script novelisations. Simultaneous with the US (HarperTrophy) edition.

The X Files Omnibus Les Martin & Ellen Steiber (Voyager 0-00-225646-0, Jul ’97, £9.99, 439pp, tp) [X-Files] Omnibus of the first five script novelisations - X Marks the Spot, Darkness Falls, Tiger, Tiger, Squeeze, Humbug - originally from HarperTrophy, 1995-96.

Chariot to the Stars Steve Miller (SRM, Publisher, 1997, $9.00, ph) Chapbook collection of of four stories, one new.

In Ghostly Company Amyas Northcote (Ash-Tree Press 1-899562-21-4, Feb ’97, C$40.00, xiv+145pp, hc, cover by Deborah McMillion-Nering) Reprint (The Bodley Head 1921) collection of thirteen ghost stories. This edition is limited to 500 copies, and contains an Introduction by Richard Dalby and an Afterword by Jack Adrian. A world-wide edition available in the US for $45.00 and in the UK for £19.00.

Scattered Remains Paul Pinn (Tanjen 1-901530-05-1, Oct ’97, £6.99, 209pp, tp) Collection of 21 stories, five of which seem to be original. [Not seen]

Call of the Tentacle: A Further Dennistoun Adventure William I. I. Read (Haunted Library 0-906153-30-1, Feb ’97, £2.20, 20pp, ph, cover by Nick Maloret) [Dennistoun] Humorous horror short story.

The Fu Manchu Omnibus, Volume 1 Sax Rohmer (Allison & Busby, 1997, hc) [Fu Manchu]

The Fu Manchu Omnibus, Volume 2 Sax Rohmer (Allison & Busby, Jun ’97, hc) [Fu Manchu]

The Fu Manchu Omnibus, Volume 3 Sax Rohmer (Allison & Busby, May ’98, hc) [Fu Manchu]

Funnelweb Richard Ryan (Pan Macmillan Australia 0-7329-0888-4, Jul ’97 [1998], A$19.95, 339pp, tp) SF thriller. Radiation turns spiders into a deadly threat in Sydney.

Hadrosaur Tales Volume Two ed. David L. Summers (Hadrosaur Productions 1-885093-09-8, 1997, $5.95, 120pp, tp, cover by Paul Lucas)

Hadrosaur Tales Volume Three ed. David L. Summers (Hadrosaur Productions 1-885093-10-1, Jul ’97, $5.95, 100pp, tp, cover by GAK)

Dude’s Dreams: The Music of Michael Moorcock Brian Tawn & Michael Moorcock (Hawkfan, Oct ’97, no price, 106pp, ph, cover by Andreas Stüwe) Essay on Moorcock’s poetry and song lyrics, interleaved with a collection of most of those items, heavily illustrated by Andreas Stüwe. Earlier versions of the essay appeared in Record Collector and The Time Centre Times.

Painted in Blood Lucy Taylor (Silver Salamander Press, 1997, $35.00, 230pp, hc, cover by Thomas Crestodina) Collection of horror stories, half original to this collection. Limited to 300 signed copies. Also available in a signed and numbered leatherbound edition of 50 copies for $70.00, and in a trade paperback edition of 500 copies for $12.00.

Imagine a Man in a Box H. R. Wakefield (Ash-Tree Press 1-899562-26-5, Jun ’97, C$49.50, xiv+183pp, hc, cover by Paul Lowe) Reprint (Philip Allan 1931) collection of 13 stories, seven of which are supernatural. This edition is limited to 500 copies and adds an introduction by Barbara Roden, and a biblographical afterword by Jack Adrian A world-wide edition available in the US for $37.00 and in the UK for £22.50.

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