The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Boss in the Wall, A Treatise on the House Devil Avram Davidson & Grania Davis (Tachyon Publications 0-9648320-9-7, Jun ’98, $12.00, 122pp, hc, cover by Michael Dashow) Fantasy novella. Introductions by Peter Beagle and Michael Swanwick. Tachyon Publications, 1459 18th St. #139, San Francisco CA 94107; add $2.00 shipping per book.

The Bone Wars Brett Davis (Baen 0-671-87880-8, Jun ’98 [May ’98], $5.99, 313pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Bone Wars] SF novel. Paleontologists and aliens war over dinosaur bones in 1876 Montana.

Two Tiny Claws Brett Davis (Baen 0-671-57785-9, Jan ’99 [Dec ’98], $5.99, 309pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Bone Wars] SF novel, sequel to Bone Wars about paleontologists, bounty hunters, living dinosaurs, and alien fossil thieves in the Old West.

Greenmantle Charles de Lint (Tor/Orb 0-312-86510-4, Aug ’98 [Jul ’98], $14.95, 384pp, tp, cover by David Bergen) Reprint (Ace 1988) fantasy novel.

Moonlight and Vines Charles de Lint (Tor 0-312-86518-X, Jan ’99 [Dec ’98], $24.95, 384pp, hc, cover by Terri Windling) [Newford] Collection of 22 urban fantasy stories, three original, set in de Lint’s city of Newford. Four stories appeared previously as limited edition chapbooks.

Someplace to be Flying Charles de Lint (Tor 0-312-85849-3, Feb ’98 [Jan ’98], $24.95, 380pp, hc) [Newford] Contemporary fantasy novel mixing Celtic and Native American legend set in de Lint’s fictional Newford.

Trader Charles de Lint (Tor 0-812-55157-5, Feb ’98 [Jan ’98], $6.99, 464pp, pb, cover by John Howe) Reprint (Tor 1997) contemporary fantasy novel of body-trading.

The Fire of Han-Thol J. David Dean (Pandea Publications 0-9646604-5-8, May ’98 [Jun ’98], $22.95, 441pp, hc) [Twelve Pearls] Semi-allegorical fantasy novel, first in “The Twelve Pearls” series, prequel to Ravennetus. A semi-divine boy raised by lions must find the woman who will lead him to the Wisdom of the Pearls. Order from Pandea Publications, PO Box 680635, Marietta GA 30068-0011.

Juniper, Gentian, and Rosemary Pamela Dean (Tor 0-312-86004-8, Jun ’98 [May ’98], $24.95, 350pp, hc, cover by Peter Gudynas) Fantasy novel. A strange young man brings magic into the lives of three sisters.

Steeldriver Don DeBrandt (Ace 0-441-00520-9, Apr ’98 [Mar ’98], $5.99, 330pp, pb, cover by Jean Pierre Targete) [Cyber-myth] SF novel. A cyborg races a mining machine for the prize of freedom in the retelling of the “John Henry” legend.

Spider-Man: Venom’s Wrath Keith R. A. DeCandido & José R. Nieto (Berkley Boulevard 0-425-16574-4, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $6.99, 325pp, pb, cover by Tony Harris) [Spider-Man] Novelization based on the comic book characters. Packaged by Byron Preiss Multimedia; copyrighted by Marvel Characters.

X-Men & Spider-Man: Time’s Arrow: The Future Tom DeFalco & eluki bes shahar (Berkley Boulevard 0-425-16500-0, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $6.99, 286pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) [X-Men; Spider-Man] Comic-book novelization, third in the trilogy. Packaged by Byron Preiss Multimedia; copyrighted by Marvel Characters.

X-Men & Spider-Man: Time’s Arrow: The Present Tom DeFalco & Adam-Troy Castro (Berkley Boulevard 0-425-16415-2, Aug ’98 [Jul ’98], $6.99, 283pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) [X-Men; Spider-Man] Comic-book novelization, part two in the trilogy. Copyrighted by Marvel Characters.

X-Men & Spider-Man: Time’s Arrow: The Past Tom DeFalco & Jason Henderson (Berkley Boulevard 0-425-16452-7, Jul ’98 [Jun ’98], $6.99, 270pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) [X-Men; Spider-Man] Comic-book novelization. Part 1 of 3.

The Ghost of Fossil Glen Cynthia DeFelice (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 0-374-31787-9, Mar ’98 [Jul ’98], $16.00, 167pp, hc, cover by Leslie Bowman) [Allie Nicholls] Young-adult ghost mystery. A girl helps a murdered girl’s spirit find peace.

Quantum Leap XVI: Foreknowledge Christopher DeFilippis (Berkley Boulevard 0-425-16487-X, Mar ’98 [Feb ’98], $6.99, 242pp, pb, cover by Stephen Gardner) [Quantum Leap] Novelization based on the TV show. 16th in the series. Copyrighted by Universal Studios Publishing Rights.

Lucy Dove Janice Del Negro & Leonid Gore (DK Ink 0-7894-2514-9, Sep ’98 [Nov ’98], $16.95, unpaginated, hc, cover by Leonid Gore) Children’s picture book with a ghost story inspired by Celtic folklore, and interestingly atmospheric illustrations by Leonid Gore.

Time on My Hands Peter Delacorte (Simon & Schuster/Washington Square Press 0-671-02324-1, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $14.00, 402pp, tp, cover by Wendy Grossman) Reprint (Scribner 1997) time-travel novel. This includes a four-page “Reading Group Guide.”

The Einstein Intersection Samuel R. Delany (University Press of New England/Wesleyan 0-8195-6336-6, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $12.95, 135pp, tp, cover by Aubrey Beardsley) Reprint (Ace 1967) classic Nebula Award-winning SF novel. There is a foreword by Neil Gaiman. Available from University Press of New England, 23 South Main St, Hanover NH 03755; orders 800-421-1561; add $2.50 postage.

Harold R. Foster’s Prince Valiant Martin Delrio (Avon 0-380-79405-5, Jul ’98 [Jun ’98], $5.99, 246pp, pb) Movie novelization based on Hal Foster’s Arthurian comic strip. Copyrighted by King Features Syndicate/Constantin Film Produktion GmbH.

Forgotten Realms: Crucible: The Trial of Cyric the Mad Troy Denning (TSR 0-7869-0724-X, Feb ’98, $5.99, 378pp, tp, cover by Alan Pollack) [Forgotten Realms] Novelization based on the fantasy role-playing game, sequel to Prince of Lies. Book five in the “Avatar” series. Copyrighted by TSR.

Forgotten Realms: Faces of Deception Troy Denning (TSR 0-7869-1183-2, Nov ’98, $5.99, 312pp, tp, cover by Fred Fields) [Forgotten Realms: Lost Empires] Novelization based on the role-playing game, second in the “Lost Empires” sub-series. Copyrighted by TSR.

Planescape: Pages of Pain Troy Denning (TSR 0-7869-0671-5, Dec ’97 [Jan ’98], $5.99, 309pp, tp, cover by Robh Ruppel) [Planescape] Reprint (TSR 1996) novelization based on the role-playing games. Copyrighted by TSR.

One Day Closer to Death Bradley Denton (St. Martin’s 0-312-18150-7, Feb ’98 [Jan ’98], $23.95, 337pp, hc) Collection of eight stories, one original. All but one other story were previously collected in The Calvin Coolidge Home for Dead Comedians and The Conflagration Artist. Each story has an introduction by the author.

The Final Adventures of Solar Pons August Derleth (Battered Silicon Dispatch Box/Mycroft & Moran 1-55246-012-6, Nov ’98 [Dec ’98], $28.00, 202pp, hc, cover by Jean-Pierre Cagnat) [Solar Pons] Original collection of early unpublished stories — one novel, six stories, and a series of vignettes — featuring Derleth’s Sherlockian detective, Solar Pons. Two stories are SF collaborations with Mack Reynolds, with an article describing how the two came to collaborate by editor Peter Ruber, who also provides the introduction. The Mycroft & Moran imprint is used under a special licensing agreement with Arkham House, which is distributing the book in the US. Order from The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, PO Box 204, Shelburne ON Canada L0N 1S0; fax 519-925-3482; e-mail; add $3.00 postage.

In Lovecraft’s Shadow August Derleth (Battered Silicon Dispatch Box/Mycroft & Moran 1-55246-003-7, Nov ’98 [Dec ’98], $60.00, 351pp, hc, cover by Stephen Fabian) Collection of all 23 of Derleth’s complete Lovecraftian Mythos stories (excluding his actual Lovecraft collaborations), three poems (one previously unpublished), and essay “A Note on the Cthulhu Mythos”. Illustrated by Stephen Fabian. Introduction and comments on the artist by Joseph Wrzos. The Mycroft & Moran imprint is used under a special licensing agreement with Arkham House, which is distributing the book in the US. Order from The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, PO Box 204, Shelburne ON Cnada L0N 1S0; fax 519-925-3482; e-mail; add $3.00 postage.

For the Time Being Marie DesJardin (Write Way 1-885173-46-6, Feb ’98, $15.95, 438pp, hc) SF novel. Super-intelligent college students are kidnapped by aliens to build a time machine. Order from Write Way Publishing, 10555 E. Dartmouth, Suite 210, Aurora CO 80014.

GodHeads Emily Devenport (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45680-7, Apr ’98 [Mar ’98], $5.99, 334pp, pb, cover by Donato Giancola) [Eggheads] SF novel, a distant sequel to Eggheads. A special agent and a reprogrammed criminal are sent to infiltrate the GodHeads’ interstellar communications network.

Santa Steps Out Robert Devereaux (Dark Highway Press 0-9662629-0-5, Mar ’98 [Apr ’98], $39.35, 248pp, hc, cover by Alan M. Clark) Pornographic fantasy novel. Santa has an affair with the Tooth Fairy, and his wife gets revenge with the help of a huge, horny Easter Bunny. There are forewords by David G. Hartwell and Patrick LoBrutto, and an afterword by the author on his inspirations, and difficulties getting published. A signed, limited edition of 1000. Order from Dark Highway Press, 2519 S. Shields #117, Fort Collins CO 80526.

The Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Awards Howard DeVore (Advent:Publishers 0-911682-32-5, Jul ’98, $14.00, 332pp, tp) Non-fiction listing of award winners and nominees, with a historical essay by Donald Franson, and an index. Earlier versions were self-published as participation in the Fantasy Amateur Press Association. Order from Advent:Publishers, PO Box A3228, Chicago IL 60690.

Ciphers Paul Di Filippo (Cambrian Publications/Permeable Press 1-882633-30-X, Jul ’97 [Jan ’98], $16.95, 553pp, tp) Secret history of the ’60s, weird borderline SF novel of DNA, subtitled “A post-Shannon rock’n’roll mystery, composed partially by sampling, splicing, channeling and reverse transcriptions.” Also available in a limited hardbound edition (1-878914-02-2). Trade orders go to Permeable Press, 47 Noe St. #4, San Francisco CA 94114-1017; individuals order from Cambrian Publications, PO Box 112170, Campbell CA 95011-2170.

Lost Pages Paul Di Filippo (Four Walls Eight Windows 1-56858-099-1, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $15.95, 207pp, tp, cover by Christine Francis) Collection of nine alternate-history stories, with an alternate-history introduction on “What Killed Science Fiction?” The stories, most featuring real noted writers, are set from the 1920s to ’60s, and arranged in chronological order.

Ribofunk Paul Di Filippo (Avon Eos 0-380-73076-6, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $3.99, 241pp, pb) Reprint (Four Walls Eight Windows 1996) collection of 13 linked stories dealing with biology and genetic engineering.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Philip K. Dick (SFBC #17832, Aug ’98 [Jul ’98], $8.98, 244pp, hc, cover by Bruce Jensen) Reprint (Doubleday 1968) SF novel. This has the cover art and text of the 1996 Ballantine Del Rey trade paperback edition; it has new ISBN 1-56865-855-9. The jacket lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back.

Radio Free Albemuth Philip K. Dick (Random/Vintage 0-679-78137-4, Apr ’98, $11.00, 214pp, tp) [VALIS] Reprint (Arbor House 1985) SF paranoia novel, an earlier version of VALIS.

A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens (Harcourt Brace 0-15-100200-2, Oct ’95 [Jan ’98], $35.00, 152pp, hc, cover by Roberto Innocenti) [Christmas Carol] Classic Christmas ghost story illustrated in full color by Roberto Innocenti. This edition was scheduled for 1995 but was not seen until now; the illustrations are copyrighted 1990.

A Christmas Carol and Other Haunting Tales Charles Dickens (SFBC #17276, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $9.98, 367pp, hc, cover by Sol Eytinge, Jr.) Reprint (Doubleday 1998) collection of 11 ghost stories (three excerpted from novels). This is similar to the Doubleday “Collector’s Edition” put together for the New York Public Library (not seen), with illustrations, by various artists, taken from the Library’s special collections.

Haunted City: An Unauthorized Guide to the Magical, Magnificent New Orleans of Anne Rice Joy Dickinson (Carol Publishing Group/Citadel 0-8065-1994-0, Aug ’98, $15.95, 290pp, tp) Reprint (Citadel 1995) non-fiction literary travel guide to New Orleans, with photos, maps, and walking tours to places mentioned in Rice’s works. This edition has been revised and updated to cover later books, with expanded coverage of the booming business in ghost-vampire tours, and activities of Anne Rice’s Vampire Lestat Fan Club. Carol Publishing/Citadel, 120 Enterprise Ave, Secaucus NJ 07094; credit card orders 800-866-1966.

The Kin: Noli’s Story Peter Dickinson (Putnam/Grosset & Dunlap 0-448-41709-X, Aug ’98, $3.99, 211pp, pb, cover by Nenad Jakesevic) [Kin] Young-adult novel in a new prehistoric series. Noli’s spirit guide deserts her just as disasters strike. A hardcover edition (0-399-23328-8, $14.99, 150pp) is also available.

The Kin: Suth’s Story Peter Dickinson (Putnam/Grosset & Dunlap 0-448-41710-3, Aug ’98, $3.99, 211pp, pb, cover by Nenad Jakesevic) [Kin] Young-adult prehistoric novel, second in a series. Suth and Noli run away to help abandoned orphans, but are captured by a strange tribe. A hardcover edition (0-399-23327-X, $14.99, 152pp) is also available.

The Lion Tamer’s Daughter and Other Stories Peter Dickinson (Dell/Laurel-Leaf 0-440-22690-2, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $4.99, 298pp, pb, cover by Kamil Vojnar) Reprint (Gollancz 1997) young-adult collection of four supernatural stories.

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