The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Cosm Gregory Benford (Avon Eos 0-380-97435-5, Feb ’98 [Jan ’98], $23.00, 344pp, hc) SF novel. A physicist creates a universe and fights academia, government, and public opinion for control.

Foundation’s Fear Gregory Benford (HarperPrism 0-06-105638-3, Mar ’98 [Feb ’98], $6.99, 608pp, pb, cover by Jean Targete) [Second Foundation] Reprint (HarperPrism 1997) SF novel, first in the “Second Foundation” trilogy, with novels by Bear and Brin following.

Jupiter Project Gregory Benford (Avon Eos 0-380-79057-2, Aug ’98 [Jul ’98], $5.99, 195pp, pb) Reprint (Nelson 1975, this edition follows the revised 1980 Berkley text) SF novel.

Keeper of the King Nigel Bennet & P. N. Elrod (Baen/Starline 0-671-87862-X, Feb ’98 [Jan ’98], $6.99, 400pp, pb, cover by David Mattingly) [Lancelot: vampire] Reprint (Baen 1997) contemporary Arthurian vampire novel. The copyright is now by Bennet & Elrod instead of Bill Fawcett and Associates.

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley: An Introduction Betty T. Bennett (Johns Hopkins University Press 0-8018-5976-X, Nov ’98 [Dec ’98], $13.95, 177pp, tp, cover by Reginald Easton) Non-fiction, critical guide to Mary Shelley’s life and work. This is revised and expanded from Bennett’s introduction to the eight-volume critical edition The Novels and Selected Works of Mary Shelley (Pickering and Chatto 1996); this is the first separate publication. Includes chronology, notes, a selected bibliography, and index. A hardcover edition (-5975-1) was announced but not seen. Order from The Johns Hopkins University Press, 715 N Charles St, Baltimore MD 21218-4363. [Mary W. Shelley]

The Plague Tales Ann Benson (Dell 0-440-22510-8, Jun ’98, $6.50, 675pp, pb) [Alejandro Canches; Janie Crowe] Reprint (Delacorte 1997) near-future SF novel/historical of plague.

The Terror by Night E. F. Benson (Ash-Tree Press 1-899562-, 1998 [Oct ’98], $49.95, 161pp, hc, cover by Douglas Walters) Collection of 15 stories, with a biographical introduction by editor Jack Adrian. This is a limited edition of 600.

The Door Through Washington Square Elaine Bergstrom (Ace 0-441-00544-6, Aug ’98 [Jul ’98], $6.99, 360pp, pb, cover by John Stephens) Fantasy novel. A woman inherits a house with a doorway to the past, where Aleister Crowley waits.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Women Writers Explore Their Favorite Fairy Tales ed. Kate Bernheimer (Doubleday/Anchor 0-385-48681-2, Apr ’98 [Mar ’98], $14.00, 341pp, tp) Non-fiction gathering of personal reflections on the meaning and influence of fairy tales by 24 authors including Margaret Atwood, A.S. Byatt, Chitra Manerjee Divakaruni, and Joyce Carol Oates.

The Last Dragonlord Joanne Bertin (Tor 0-312-86429-9, Dec ’98 [Nov ’98], $25.95, 397pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Last Dragonlord] Fantasy novel. The youngest (though centuries old) of the shapechanging Dragonlords finds a potential new Dragonlord while on a dangerous diplomatic mission. A first novel.

The Last Dragonlord Joanne Bertin (SFBC #01160, Jan ’99 [Dec ’98], $12.98, 397pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Last Dragonlord] Reprint (Tor 1998) fantasy novel. This is similar to the Tor edition, except it lacks a price, and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Mir Alexander Besher (Simon & Schuster 0-684-83087-6, Jul ’98 [Jun ’98], $23.00, 297pp, hc) [Gobi] Near-future virtual reality SF novel about a sentient computer virus, transported through epidermal programming tattoos. Second book in a trilogy beginning with Rim. First US edition (Orbit 1998).

Virtual Unrealities Alfred Bester (SFBC #17770, Aug ’98 [Jul ’98], $10.98, 366pp, hc) Reprint (Vintage 1997) collection. This follows the Vintage trade paperback edition; it has new ISBN 1-56865-805-2, but lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket. Packaged by Byron Preiss Visual Publications.

Psychoshop Alfred Bester & Roger Zelazny (Random House/Vintage 0-679-76782-7, Jul ’98 [Jun ’98], $12.00, 207pp, tp, cover by Evan Gaffney) SF novel about a bizarre bazaar, begun by Bester and finished by Zelazny. Introduction by Greg Bear. Packaged by Byron Preiss Multimedia, copyrighted by the authors’ estates.

The Crow: Quoth the Crow David Bischoff (HarperPrism 0-06-105825-4, Jan ’98, $13.00, 277pp, tp, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [Crow] Novelization based on the movie based on the comic book. Copyrighted by Edward R. Pressman Film Corporation.

Daughter of the Blood Anne Bishop (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45671-8, Mar ’98 [Feb ’98], $5.99, 412pp, pb, cover by Matthew Innis) [Black Jewels] Fantasy novel, book one of the “Black Jewels” trilogy. A young Witch suffers abuse while learning to control the powers that should make her ruler. A first novel.

Time Pieces Michael Bishop (Edgewood Press 0-9629066-7-0, Jul ’98 [Dec ’98], $12.00, 90pp, tp, cover by Jamie Bishop) Collection of 49 poems, 14 original. Includes the winner of the 1979 Rhysling Award for Best Long Poem. Order from Edgewood Press, PO Box 380264, Cambridge MA 02238.

Doc Atlas: The Satan Plague/The Nemesis: Satan Plague II Michael A. Black & Gary Lovisi (Gryphon Books 0-936071-42-7, Oct ’98, $10.00, 64 + 45pp, tp, cover by Tim Faurote) Double-format anthology of two novelettes featuring pulp adventure heroes created (and stories copyrighted) by Michael A. Black. This has the ISBN above on the cover, and ISBN 1-58250-005-3 on both copyright pages. Available from Gryphon Publications, PO Box 209, Brooklyn NY 11228-0209; add $1.00 postage.

The Complete John Silence Stories Algernon Blackwood (Dover 0-486-29942-2, 1997 [Feb ’98], $9.95, 246pp, tp) [John Silence] Collection of six supernatural tales. Edited and with an introduction by S. T. Joshi. These stories were previously collected in Silence John: Physician Extraordinary (Nash 1908) and Day and Night Stories (Cassell 1917).

Winter Tides James P. Blaylock (Ace 0-441-00575-6, Nov ’98 [Oct ’98], $6.50, 346pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1997) dark fantasy/ghost novel.

Classic Ghost Stories II ed. Glen & Karen Bledsoe (Lowell House Juvenile 1-56565-893-0, 1998 [Apr ’98], $5.95, 128pp, tp, cover by Barbara Kiwak) Young-adult anthology of eight ghost stories. Authors include Mary Wilkins Freeman, Henry James, M.R. James, and Charles Dickens. Illustrated by Barbara Kiwak. Copyrighted by RGA Publishing Group. Available from Lowell House Juvenile, 2020 Ave of the Stars, Suite 300, Los Angeles CA 90067.

Science-Fiction: The Gernsback Years Everett F. Bleiler (Kent State University Press 0-87338-604-3, Sep ’98, $65.00, 730pp, hc) Non-fiction, reference, a bibliographic listing covering genre magazines from 1926-1936, with a historical introduction, extensive story descriptions, histories and content listings for several pulps, listings of letters and guest editorials by authors, and a discussion of illustrators. Includes bibliography and indexes by author, title, and “Motif and Theme”. Order from Kent State University Press, PO Box 5190, Kent OH 44242-0001; 800-247-6553.

Flowers from the Moon and Other Lunacies Robert Bloch (Arkham House 0-87054-172-2, May ’98, $22.95, 296pp, hc, cover by Tony Patrick) Collection of 20 mostly early stories originally published mainly in Weird Tales and Strange Stories. Introduction by Robert M. Price. Available from Arkham House, PO Box 546, Sauk City WI 53583.

Psycho Robert Bloch (Tor 0-812-51932-9, Dec ’98 [Nov ’98], $5.99, 223pp, pb) [Psycho] Reissue (Simon & Schuster 1959) associational classic psychological horror novel. This is a movie tie-in edition. Third printing.

Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books Francesca Lia Block (HarperTrophy 0-06-440697-0, May ’98, $12.00, 478pp, tp, cover by Suza Scalora) [Weetzie Bat] Omnibus of the five books in the young-adult quasi-fantasy series: Weetzie Bat (1989), Witch Baby (1991), Cherokee Bat and the Goat Boys (1992), Missing Angel Juan (1993), Baby Be-Bop (1995).

Girl Goddess #9 Francesca Lia Block (HarperTrophy 0-06-447187-X, Jan ’98, $4.95, 181pp, pb) Reprint (HarperCollins/Cotler 1996) collection of nine stories with questionable fantasy content.

I Was a Teenage Fairy Francesca Lia Block (HarperCollins/Cotler 0-06-027747-5, Sep ’98, $14.95, 186pp, hc, cover by Suza Scalora) Young-adult fantasy novel. A girl befriends a tiny fairy with a big attitude.

Gothic Horror: A Reader’s Guide from Poe to King and Beyond ed. Clive Bloom (St. Martin’s 0-312-21238-0, May ’98 [Jul ’98], $59.95, 302pp, tp) Non-fiction collection of 32 excerpts and essays on horror. Authors include Edgar Allan Poe, Sigmund Freud, and Clive Barker. There is a chronology of “Significant Horror and Ghost Tales”, and a select bibliography. A trade paperback edition (21239-9, $19.95) was announced but not seen.

Stephen King ed. Harold Bloom (Chelsea House 0-7910-4780-6, Feb ’98 [Jul ’98], $34.95, 242pp, tp, cover by Robert Gerson) Non-fiction, a critical gathering of 15 essays on King’s works, by authors including Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Clive Barker, and Anthony Magistrale. Bloom’s introduction “broods” on the significance of King’s populary at the approach of the millennium. Part of the “Modern Critical Views” series. There is an index and a bibliography. [Stephen King]

Armageddon M. C. Bolin (Hyperion 0-7868-8938-1, Aug ’98, $4.99, 178pp, pb) Novelization of the movie. Includes eight unpaginated pages of b&w stills. Copyrighted by Disney Enterprises.

The Silver Wolf Alice Borchardt (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-42360-7, Jul ’98 [Jun ’98], $24.95, 451pp, hc, cover by Heather Kern) [Silver Wolf] Historical dark fantasy novel. A beautiful werewolf fights to control her own destiny in decadent Rome during the reign of Charlemagne.

Collected Fictions Jorge Luis Borges (Viking 0-670-84970-7, Sep ’98, $40.00, 565pp, hc) Collection of 101 stories, newly translated from the three-volume Spanish-language collection Obras Completas (Emecé Editores 1989) by Andrew Hurley, who also provides notes on the translations. Stories are kept in the order they appeared in nine earlier (Spanish-language) collections, complete with 10 forewards and afterwords by Borges.

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