The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Running with the Demon Terry Brooks (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-42258-9, Jul ’98 [Jun ’98], $6.99, 434pp, pb, cover by Gerald Brom) [John Ross, Knight] Reprint (Del Rey 1997) fantasy novel. Good and evil duke it out in Illinois on the Fourth of July.

Three Gothic Novels Charles Brockden Brown (Library of America 1-883011-57-4, Oct ’98 [Dec ’98], $35.00, 914pp, hc, cover by James Sharples) Omnibus of three early American gothic novels by the first full-time American writer, and an author who reportedly influenced Poe: Wieland (1798), Arthur Mervyn (1799), and Edgar Huntly (1799). The texts are corrected versions published by Kent State University in 1977, 1980, and 1984. Includes chronology and notes. Order from Library of America, 14 East 60th Street, New York NY 10022.

Dark the Night, Wild the Sea Robert McAfee Brown (Westminster/John Knox Press 0-664-22128-9, Oct ’98, $15.00, 167pp, hc) Time-travel fantasy novel. A Scottish architect finds himself 150 years in the past.

Cannibals of the Fine Light Simon Brown (Ticonderoga Publications 0-9586856-2-2, May ’98, $16.00, 175pp, tp, cover by Emma Barber) Collection of 12 stories, two original. One original story is co-authored by Sean Williams, who also provides an afterword. Introduction By Jonathan Strahan. A limited edition of 250; a signed edition of 50 ($28.00) is also available. Order from Ticonderoga Publications, PO Box 407, Nedlands WA 6009, Australia. US orders add $5.00 shipping (prices are in US dollars).

Winter Simon Brown (HarperCollins Australia 0-7322-5849-9, 1997 [Jan ’98], A$12.95, 292pp, pb, cover by Gregory Bridges) SF novel of a flourishing post-holocaust Australia. This is copyrighted 1997, but was not seen until now.

The Waters Between Joseph Bruchac (University Press of New England 0-87451-881-4, Sep ’98 [Oct ’98], $22.95, 291pp, hc, cover by Gary Hamel) [Dawn Land] Prehistoric novel, third in the “Dawn Land” trilogy, the two previous vols not listed: Dawn Land (1993) and Long River (1995). A young shaman faces a lake monster and an evil shaman. Order from University Press of New England, 23 S. Main St., Hanover NH 03755-2048; credit card orders 800-421-1561.

Dragon Steven Brust (Tor 0-312-86692-5, Nov ’98 [Oct ’98], $22.95, 288pp, hc, cover by Stephen Hickman) [Vlad Taltos] Fantasy novel, eighth in the series featuring sorcerer-assassin Vlad Taltos, but a prequel to much of the series, and first (in the immediate series) from Tor. The assassin becomes a soldier at the Battle of Baritt’s Tomb.

Afterglow Mitchell S. Buck (Tartarus Press 1-8726213-0-9, Apr ’98 [Sep ’98], $25.95, 58pp, hc) Associational reprint (Nicholas Brown 1924) collection of vignettes about ancient Greek Egypt, notable in this edition for the equal billing on cover and title page given to the introduction “On Paganism” by Arthur Machen. This is a limited edition of 200, originally published in the UK (£12.99). Available in the US from Firebird Distributing, 2030 First Street, Unit 5, Eureka CA 95501; 707-444-1434.

Angels Turn Their Backs Margaret Buffie (Kids Can Press 1-55074-415-1, Sep ’98 [Dec ’98], $14.95, 239pp, hc, cover by Florentina Bogdan) Young-adult ghost novel. A girl with agoraphobia hears voices.

The Dark Garden Margaret Buffie (Kids Can Press 1-55074-288-4, Sep ’97 [May ’98], $14.95, 237pp, hc, cover by A. Van Mil) Young-adult ghost novel. Ghosts interfere with gardening. First US edition (Kids Can Press Canada 1995) published 1997, but not seen until now.

Komarr Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen 0-671-87877-8, Jun ’98 [May ’98], $22.00, 311pp, hc, cover by Gary Ruddell) [Miles Vorkosigan] SF novel in the “Miles Vorkosigan” series. Miles investigates a spaceship crash on Komarr.

Komarr Lois McMaster Bujold (SFBC #15458, Jul ’98 [Jun ’98], $10.98, 311pp, hc, cover by Gary Ruddell) [Miles Vorkosigan] Reprint (Baen 1998) SF novel in the “Miles Vorkosigan” series. This is similar to the Baen edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Demon King Chris Bunch (Warner Aspect 0-446-67327-7, Mar ’98 [Feb ’98], $12.99, 507pp, tp, cover by Dorian Vallejo) [Seer King] Fantasy novel. A seer and a soldier change a corrupt empire’s fate. Sequel to The Seer King.

The Demon King Chris Bunch (Warner Aspect 0-446-60647-2, Jan ’99 [Dec ’98], $6.99, 551pp, pb, cover by Tony Russo & Drew Blair) [Seer King] Reprint (Warner Aspect 1998) fantasy novel, sequel to The Seer King.

The Seer King Chris Bunch (Warner Aspect 0-446-60524-7, Feb ’98 [Jan ’98], $6.99, 542pp, pb, cover by Dorian Vallejo) [Seer King] Reprint (Warner Aspect 1997) fantasy novel.

The Grandfather Paradox Steven Burgauer (zero-g press 1-892086-01-8, Sep ’98 [Jul ’98], $14.95, 294pp, tp) SF time-travel novel. Marooned spaceship captain Andu Nehrengel meets three female clones and travels back in time to the American Civil War to save the future. Order from zero-g press, 6605 N. Rustic Oak Ct, Peoria IL 61614; 800-643-1327.

One Man’s Chorus Anthony Burgess (Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0568-X, Dec ’98, $26.00, 380pp, hc) Associational non-fiction collection of 68 essays and articles on various topics: places, our times, writing and writers. Includes pieces on Tolkien, Alice in Wonderland, and “A Clockwork Orange Resucked”.

Blood Lines William R. Burkett, Jr. (HarperPrism 0-06-105823-8, Aug ’98 [Jul ’98], $5.99, 376pp, pb, cover by Donato Giancola) [Bloodsport] SF novel, sequel to Bloodsport. A hunter/journalist and his sarcastic cyborg ex-assistant Ball join a planet’s deadly poetry contest.

Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar Edgar Rice Burroughs (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-91423-6, May ’98, $5.99, 184pp, pb) [Tarzan] Reissue (McClurg 1918) of the fifth “Tarzan” book. This is a movie tie-in edition. 22nd printing.

Tarzan of the Apes Edgar Rice Burroughs (Dover 0-486-29570-2, Apr ’97 [May ’98], $2.00, 218pp, pb, cover by John Green) [Tarzan] Reprint (McClurg 1914) of the first “Tarzan” novel. This thrift edition is dated 1997, but not seen until now.

Tarzan of the Apes: Three Complete Novels Edgar Rice Burroughs (Random House/Gramercy 0-517-18907-0, 1998 [May ’98], $9.99, 650pp, hc, cover by J. Allen St. John) [Tarzan] Reprint (Crown/Avenel 1988 as part of Tarzan of the Apes: Four Volumes in One) omnibus of three classic fantasy adventure novels: Tarzan of the Apes (1914), The Son of Tarzan (1917), and Tarzan at the Earth’s Core (1930). This includes the illustrations, and an introduction by Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, from the Crown edition. An instant remainder edition.

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “Minidoka, 937th Earl of One Mile Series M Edgar Rice Burroughs & Michael Wm. Kaluta (Dark Horse Comics 1-56971-280-8, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $14.95, 63pp, hc, cover by J. Allen St. John) Short children’s fantasy by Burroughs, subtitled "A Historical Fairy Tale”, previously unpublished. Illustrated by Burroughs and Kaluta, with previously unpublished cover art by J. Allen St. John. Introduction by Robert R. Barrett. This may be Burroughs’s earliest surviving story. A slipcased, limited edition of 500, with four color plates and signed by Kaluta (-281-6, $75.00) was announced but not seen.

Word Virus: The William S. Burroughs Reader William S. Burroughs (Grove 0-8021-1629-9, Jan ’99 [Dec ’98], $27.50, 532pp, hc, cover by Kate Simon) Associational collection of approximately 120 articles, stories, and excerpts, one the first chapter of an unpublished novel written in collaboration with Jack Kerouac, plus material by others about Burroughs and his work. The material, arranged largely chronologically, covers works from 1929 to 1997, and by the editors’ estimate includes perhaps 10% of Burroughs’s works. There is a selected bibliography of current editions. Introduction by Ann Douglas. Edited by Ira Silverberg (who provides the preface) and James Grauerholz (biographical section introductions and epilogue). A spoken-word CD sampler is bound in.

The Darkling Charles Butler (Simon & Schuster/McElderry 0-689-81796-7, Apr ’98 [May ’98], $16.00, 164pp, hc, cover by Carol Benioff) Young-adult ghost novel. An old man’s lost love haunts young Petra. First US edition (Orion 1997). A first novel.

Dreamer Jack Butler (Random House/Knopf 0-679-44665-6, 1998 [Jun ’98], $25.00, 415pp, hc, cover by Chip Kidd) Science fantasy thriller. The government wants a sleep researcher to create artificial intelligences by teaching computers to dream.

Kindred Octavia Butler (Beacon Press 0-8070-8305-4, 1998 [Mar ’98], $13.00, 264pp, tp) Reissue (Doubleday 1979) SF time-travel novel. This has the 1988 introduction by Robert Crossley. 12th printing.

Parable of the Talents Octavia E. Butler (Seven Stories Press 1-888363-81-9, Nov ’98 [Oct ’98], $24.95, 365pp, hc) [Parable] Dystopian SF novel, sequel to Parable of the Sower. Lauren and her daughter mature in the war-torn world of 2032.

The Door in the Lake Nancy Butts (Front Street 1-886910-27-8, Jun ’98 [Oct ’98], $15.95, 159pp, hc, cover by Dan Burr) Young-adult SF novel. A boy disappears, then returns two years later, no older, and with no memory of the lost time.

The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye A. S. Byatt (Random House/Vintage International 0-679-76222-1, Nov ’98 [Oct ’98], $12.00, 274pp, tp) Reprint (Chatto & Windus 1994) collection of five adult fairy tales.

The World of Darkness: Dark Kingdoms Richard Lee Byers (White Wolf 1-56504-984-5, Nov ’98, $11.99, 607pp, tp, cover by Mike Danza) [World of Darkness] Omnibus of three dark fantasy novelizations, two not previously published, in the “Dark Kingdoms” trilogy based on the role-playing games: The Ebon Mask (1996), The Onyx Tower, and The Obsidian Blade. Copyrighted by White Wolf.

Wonder Woman: Gods and Goddesses John Byrne (Prima 0-7615-1713-8, Oct ’98, $12.95, 307pp, tp, cover by Joe De Vito) Reprint (Prima 1997) novelization based on the comic-book character. Copyrighted by DC Comics.

The Adventures of Threadwell the Tailor, or Alterations Made While You Wait P. D. Cacek (Dark Raptor Press, May ’98, $6.00, 45pp, ph, cover by James Hubbs) Bawdy fantasy short story published in chapbook form, illustrated by James Hubbs. Available in a signed, limited edition of 333 copies. A lettered edition is available for $18.00. Dark Raptor Press, PO Box 2242, Clay NY 13041; e-mail:

Night Prayers P. D. Cacek (Design Image Group 1-891946-01-3, Apr ’98 [Mar ’98], $15.95, 219pp, tp) [Allison Garrett] Horror novel. Allison Garret becomes a vampire in LA, and hooks up with a streetcorner preacher to avoid some strip club vampire vixens. Available from The Design Image Group, PO Box 2325, Darien IL 60561; credit card orders 800-563-5455.

Tea from an Empty Cup Pat Cadigan (Tor 0-312-86665-8, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $22.95, 254pp, hc, cover by Bruce Jensen) [Dore Konstantin] SF novel of a dark near future where the lines between reality and virtual reality are blurred. A woman and a cop team to investigate deaths in Artificial Reality. First US edition (Voyager 1998).

In a Dark Wood Michael Cadnum (Orchard Books 0-531-30071-4, Apr ’98, $17.95, 246pp, hc, cover by Kari Kroll) [Robin Hood] Associational young adult retelling of Robin Hood from the Sheriff of Nottingham’s point of view.

The Night We Buried Road Dog Jack Cady (DreamHaven Books 0-0-9630944-X, Jun ’98, $27.00, 203pp, hc, cover by John Berkey) Collection of six stories by a multiple World Fantasy Award winner. Introduction by Peter S. Beagle. Order from DreamHaven Books, 912 W Lake St, Minneapolis MN 55409; credit card orders 800-379-0657; add $4.75 postage.

The Dragonslayer’s Apprentice David Calder (Scholastic Point 0-590-63093-8, Dec ’98 [Nov ’98], $4.50, 160pp, pb, cover by Randy Hamblin) Young-adult fantasy novel. A professional monster-slayer takes on a female apprentice who likes to kick some serious tail. Illustrations by Stieg Retlin. First US edition (Scholastic New Zealand 1997).

Cythera Richard Calder (St. Martin’s 0-312-18074-8, Apr ’98 [Jul ’98], $23.95, 311pp, hc, cover by Brian Romero) [Dead Girls] Near-future SF novel about “ghosts” from the Internet, personalities originally downloaded as holograms, but taking on life of their own. First US edition (Little, Brown UK 1998).

Dead Girls/Dead Boys/Dead Things Richard Calder (St. Martin’s/Griffin 0-312-18078-0, Mar ’98 [Feb ’98], $15.95, 407pp, tp, cover by Catherine Parr) [Dead Girls] Omnibus of three “Dead” SF novels: Dead Girls (1992), Dead Boys (1994), and Dead Things (1996).

Dragon Tempest Don Callander (Ace 0-441-00555-1, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $5.99, 243pp, pb, cover by Eric J. W. Lee) [Dragon Companion] Fantasy novel, third in the “Dragon” series.

Marbleheart Don Callander (Ace 0-441-00538-1, Jul ’98 [Jun ’98], $5.99, 278pp, pb, cover by Daniel Horne) [Mancer] Fantasy novel, fifth in the “Mancer” series. An aquamancer’s sea otter familiar goes adventuring.

Fantastic Tales: Visionary and Everyday ed. Italo Calvino (Random House/Vintage 0-679-75544-6, Nov ’98 [Oct ’98], $15.00, 588pp, tp, cover by Arnold Boecklin) Reprint (Pantheon 1997) anthology of 26 stories of 19th-century fantastic literature. Introduction, notes, and four stories are translated by Alfred MacAdam. Originally published in Italian in two volumes (Mondadori 1983 as Racconti Fantastici Dell’Ottocento: Volume Primo, Il Fantastico Visionario and Volume Secondo, Il Fantastico Quotidiano).

The Lavender Bear of Oz Bill Campbell & Irwin Terry (Books of Wonder/Emerald City 0-929605-77-2, May ’98 [Apr ’98], $9.95, 92pp, tp, cover by Bill Campbell & Irwin Terry) [Oz] Young-adult fantasy novella continuing Baum’s “Oz” series. Illustrated by the authors. Young, living teddy bears are being bearnapped.

The Last Voice They Hear Ramsey Campbell (Tor/Forge 0-312-86611-9, Jun ’98 [May ’98], $24.95, 384pp, hc) Associational psychological horror novel.

Nazareth Hill Ramsey Campbell (Tor 0-812-53930-3, May ’98 [Apr ’98], $5.99, 383pp, pb) Reprint (Headline 1996 as The House on Nazareth Hill) horror novel.

The Embroidered Shoes Can Xue (Holt 0-8050-5413-8, Sep ’97 [Feb ’98], $20.00, 221pp, hc) Collection of 11 magical/hallucinatory stories, seven previously published, at least in part, in the US. Translated from the Chinese by Ronald R. Janssen & Jian Zhang.

Lovecraft Remembered ed. Peter Cannon (Arkham House 0-87054-173-0, Jan ’99 [Nov ’98], $29.95, 486pp, hc, cover by Jason C. Eckhardt) Non-fiction gathering of 65 reminiscences and other pieces about Lovecraft, by neighbors, amateur writers, professionals, fans, critics, etc., including Robert Bloch, Clark Ashton Smith, August Derleth, and Robert E. Howard. Available from Arkham House, PO Box 546, Sauk City WI 53583. [H. P. Lovecraft]

The Black Reaper Bernard Capes (Ash-Tree Press 1-899562-52-4, Aug ’98, C$52.00, xviii+227pp, hc, cover by Richard Lamb) Collection of 23 horror stories, a revised and expanded version of the 1989 Equation edition, adding 11 stories. Edited and with a revised introduction by Hugh Lamb; foreword by Ian Burns. This is a limited edition of 600. A world-wide edition available in the US for $39.50 and in the UK for £24.50.

Alvin Wandering Orson Scott Card (SFBC #00310, Nov ’98 [Oct ’98], $14.98, 613pp, hc, cover by Stephen Hickman) [Alvin Maker] Omnibus of the fourth and fifth novels in the “Alvin Maker” series: Alvin Journeyman (1995) and Heartfire (1998). This special SFBC edition has ISBN 1-56865-904-0; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

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