The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Toad Triumphant William Horwood (St. Martin’s 0-312-18304-6, Nov ’98 [Oct ’98], $11.95, 283pp, tp, cover by Patrick Benson) [Wind in the Willows] Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1995) animal fantasy novel; second sequel by Horwood to The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. Illustrated by Patrick Benson.

The Willows and Beyond William Horwood (St. Martin’s/Dunne 0-312-19365-3, Nov ’98 [Dec ’98], $19.95, 294pp, hc, cover by Patrick Benson) [Wind in the Willows] Animal fantasy novel; third sequel by Horwood to The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Patrick Benson. First US edition (HarperCollins UK 1996).

Going Postal ed. Gerard Daniel Houarner (Space & Time 0-917053-11-7, Jun ’98 [Jul ’98], $10.00, 125pp, tp, cover by Shikhar Dixit) Associational original anthology of 18 horror stories and one poem about ordinary people going violently crazy. A few have SF or fantasy elements. Authors include Bentley Little, Melanie Tem, Don Webb, and Eliot Fintushel. Order from Space & Time, 138 West 70th St 4B, New York NY 10023-4468; add $1.50 postage.

The Essential Conan Robert E. Howard (SFBC #17988, Aug ’98 [Jul ’98], $14.98, 643pp, hc, cover by Ken Kelly) [Conan] Omnibus of three “Conan” books, one novel and two collections: The Hour of the Dragon (1977), The People of the Black Circle (1977), and Red Nails (1977). This special SFBC edition has ISBN 1-56865-803-6, and comes shrinkwrapped with a poster of the cover art.

MapHead: The Return Leslie Howarth (Candlewick Press 0-7636-0344-9, 1997 [Apr ’98], $15.99, 237pp, hc, cover by Brad Weinman) [MapHead] Young-adult SF novel, sequel to MapHead, about a boy from a parallel universe. This is dated 1997, but not seen until now. First US edition (Walker UK 1997 as MapHead 2).

Project Avalon B. Alexander Howerton (Space Available Press 0-9663729-0-5, 1998 [May ’98], $12.95, 217pp, tp, cover by Chris Jeffries) SF novel of lunar colonization. A first novel. Order from Space Available Press, PO Box 888193, Grand Rapids MI 49588-8193.

Snow Betsy Howie (Harcourt Brace 0-15-100273-8, Feb ’98 [Jan ’98], $21.00, 151pp, hc) Literary fantasy novel, somewhat surreal and/or allegorical. A woman seeking to reinvent herself ends up in a cabin with talking cats and a Spam-loving polar bear.

The Fire’s Stone Tanya Huff (DAW 0-88677-445-4, May ’98 [Apr ’98], $5.99, 287pp, pb, cover by Richard Hescox) Reprint (DAW 1990) fantasy novel. Third printing.

Summon the Keeper Tanya Huff (DAW 0-88677-784-4, May ’98 [Apr ’98], $5.99, 331pp, pb, cover by Mark Hess) [Keepers] Contemporary fantasy novel. A magic-working Keeper has to run a bed-and-breakfast with a gateway to Hell.

Wizard of the Grove Tanya Huff (DAW 0-88677-819-0, Jan ’99 [Dec ’98], $6.99, 576pp, pb, cover by Yvonne Gilbert) [Wizard Crystal] Omnibus edition of fantasy novels Child of the Grove (1988) and The Last Wizard (1989).

Cain James Byron Huggins (Pocket Star 0-671-00378-X, Aug ’98, $6.99, 498pp, pb, cover by Gerber) Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1997) technothriller/horror novel.

The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox Barry Hughart (The Stars Our Destination 0-9665436-1-0, Oct ’98 [Dec ’98], $19.95, 642pp, tp, cover by Kaja Foglio) [Master Li] Omnibus of three fantasy novels set in ancient China: Bridge of Birds (1984), The Story of the Stone (1988), and Eight Skilled Gentlemen (1991). Illustrated by Kaja Foglio. A signed, limited hardcover edition of 500 (-0-2, $45.00) was announced but not seen. Order from The Stars Our Destination Books, 1021 West Belmont Ave, Chicago IL 60657; 773-871-2722.

What If...? Amazing Stories ed. Monica Hughes (Tundra 0-88776-458-4, Oct ’98, $6.95, 199pp, tp, cover by Lynne Taylor Fahnestalk) Young-adult SF and fantasy anthology of 14 stories, four original, and two poems, by Canadian authors including Edo van Belcom, Lesley Choyce, and Charles de Lint. Order from Tundra Books, PO Box 1030, Plattsburgh NY 12901; in Canada the price is C$7.99 from Tundra Books, McClelland & Stewart Young Readers, 481 University Ave, Toronto ON Canada M5G 2E9.

The Decadent Reader: Fiction, Fantasy, and Perversion from Fin-de-Siecle France ed. Asti Hustvedt (MIT Press/Zone 1-890951-07-2, Dec ’98, $32.00, 1088pp, tp, cover by André Brouillet & Cesare Lombroso) Associational/critical book with 27 stories and excerpts from works by Decadent authors including Guy de Maupassant, Jean Lorrain, and Octave Mirbeau, with extensive critical introductions to each author, and an overall introduction by Hustvedt. A hardcover edition (-06-4, $58.00) was announced but not seen. (partial contents list:)

Brave New World Aldous Huxley (HarperPerennial Classics 0-06-092987-1, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $10.00, 268pp, tp, cover by Jeffrey Zaruba) Reprint (Chatto & Windus 1932) classic dystopian SF novel.

The Prodigy Noel Hynd (Pinnacle 0-7860-0614-5, Jan ’99 [Nov ’98], $5.99, 352pp, pb) Reprint (Kensington 1997) ghost novel.

Publish and Perish James Hynes (St. Martin’s/Picador 0-312-18696-7, Jun ’98 [Jul ’98], $14.00, 338pp, tp, cover by Katherine McGlynn) Reprint (St. Martin’s/Picador 1997) literary collection of three satiric stories of academic horror, subtitled “Three Tales of Tenure and Terror”.

The Secret of Platform 13 Eva Ibbotson (Penguin/Dutton 0-525-45929-4, Mar ’98 [Feb ’98], $15.99, 231pp, hc, cover by Kevin Hawkes) Young-adult humorous fantasy. Rescuers from a magic kingdom seek a lost prince in contemporary London. Illustrated by Sue Porter. First US edition (Macmillan Children’s Books 1994).

Flying to Pieces Dean Ing (Tor 0-812-54841-8, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $6.99, 400pp, pb) Reprint (Forge 1997) associational thriller.

The Skins of Dead Men Dean Ing (Tor/Forge 0-312-86530-9, Nov ’98, $24.95, 348pp, hc, cover by Shelley Eshkar) Associational thriller with dark fantasy elements. A woman and child fleeing kidnappers get help from a burned agent whose skin grafts give him strange visions.

Captain America: Liberty’s Torch Tony Isabella & Bob Ingersoll (Berkley Boulevard 0-425-16619-8, Dec ’98 [Nov ’98], $6.50, 281pp, pb, cover by Steranko) [Captain America] SF novelization based on the comic book character. Packaged by Byron Preiss Multimedia; copyrighted by Marvel Characters.

Deepdrive Alexander Jablokov (Avon Eos 0-380-97636-6, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $14.00, 311pp, hc, cover by J. K. Potter) SF novel. In the 21st century, Earth’s solar system has been inhabited by 11 alien races who refuse to share the secret of their starship drives with humans.

This Symbiotic Fascination Charlee Jacob (Necro Publications 1-889186-05-8, Nov ’97 [Jul ’98], $12.95, 243pp, tp, cover by Brandy Gill) Vampire horror novel. An ugly woman willingly becomes a vampire, This is a signed limited edition of 300; a hardcover, signed limited edition of 100 (-06-6, $45.00) was announced but not seen. A first novel. Necro Publications, PO Box 540298, Orlando FL 32854-0298; add $1.50 postage for the trade paperback, $3.00 for the hardcover.

Kingsley Amis: A Biography Eric Jacobs (St. Martin’s/Dunne 0-312-18602-9, Jun ’98 [Sep ’98], $26.95, 392pp, hc) Non-fiction, biography. Includes notes, bibliography, index, and 16 unpaginated pages of photos. First US edition (Hodder & Stoughton 1995). [Kingsley Amis]

American Goliath Harvey Jacobs (St. Martin’s/Griffin 0-312-19438-2, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $14.95, 346pp, tp, cover by Estelle Jacobs) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1997) associational humorous novel about the Cardiff Giant. A World Fantasy Award nominee.

The Monkey’s Paw W. W. Jacobs (Books of Wonder 0-929605-65-9, 1997 [Feb ’98], $5.95, 58pp, tp, cover by Jeff White) Collection of two horror stories, published as part of the “Classic Frights” young-adult line. Illustrated by Jeff White. This is dated 1997, but not seen until now.

The Monkey’s Paw and Other Tales of Mystery and the Macabre W. W. Jacobs (Academy Chicago 0-89733-441-8, Jan ’98 [Feb ’98], $14.95, 255pp, tp, cover by Victor Prouvé) Collection of 18 stories of macabre fiction, many supernatural. Introduction by editor Gary Hoppenstand. There is a selected bibliography.

Gojiro Mark Jacobson (Grove Press 0-8021-3539-0, Jan ’98, $14.00, 356pp, tp, cover by Miguel Santana) [Godzilla] Reprint (Atlantic Monthly 1991) literary SF/fantasy novel about a boy and Godzilla. This Grove edition has no date other than the original copyright, but has not been seen before.

Ramses II: The Eternal Temple Christian Jacq (Warner 0-446-67357-9, Mar ’98 [Feb ’98], $14.99, 362pp, tp) [Ramses] “Historical” novel of ancient Egypt, with some fantasy elements. Volume two of five. Now Pharaoh, Ramses must fend off Greeks who want Helen of Troy back; Moses is accused of murder. Maybe alternate history? Simultaneous with the UK edition (Simon & Schuster UK as The Temple of a Million Years).

Ramses III: The Battle of Kadesh Christian Jacq (Warner 0-446-67358-7, Jul ’98, $14.99, 377pp, tp, cover by Marc Burkhardt) [Ramses] Historical novel of ancient Egypt, with fantasy elements. Volume three of five. Translated by Mary Feeney from the French (Editions Robert Laffont 1996). First US edition (Simon & Schuster UK 5/98).

Ramses IV: The Lady of Abu Simbel Christian Jacq (Warner 0-446-67359-5, Nov ’98 [Oct ’98], $14.99, 378pp, tp, cover by Marc Burkhardt) [Ramses] Historical novel of ancient Egypt, with fantasy elements. Volume four of five. Translated by Mary Feeney from the French (Editions Robert Laffont 1996). First US edition (Simon & Schuster UK 9/98).

The Long Patrol Brian Jacques (Putnam/Philomel 0-399-23165-X, Feb ’98, $21.99, 358pp, hc, cover by Troy Howell) [Redwall] Young-adult talking animal fantasy in the “Redwall” series. Young Tammo gets his chance to join the fighting hares of the Long Patrol. First US edition (Hutchinson 1997).

Marlfox Brian Jacques (Putnam/Philomel 0-399-23307-5, Jan ’99 [Dec ’98], $22.99, 386pp, hc, cover by Troy Howell) [Redwall] Young-adult talking animal fantasy in the “Redwall” series. Illustrated by Fangorn. A signed limited edition was announced but not seen. First US edition (Hutchinson 1998).

Mossflower Brian Jacques (Ace 0-441-00576-4, Nov ’98 [Oct ’98], $5.99, 373pp, pb, cover by Troy Howell) [Redwall] Reprint (Hutchinson 1988) young-adult fantasy, second in the “Redwall” series.

The Pearls of Lutra Brian Jacques (Ace 0-441-00508-X, Feb ’98 [Jan ’98], $5.99, 351pp, pb, cover by Troy Howell) [Redwall] Reprint (Hutchinson 1996) young-adult anthropomorphic fantasy novel, part of the “Redwall” series.

Redwall Brian Jacques (Ace 0-441-00548-9, Jul ’98 [Jun ’98], $5.99, 333pp, pb, cover by Troy Howell) [Redwall] Reprint (Hutchinson 1986) YA talking animal fantasy.

Rock ’n’ Roll Babes from Outer Space Linda Jaivin (Broadway 0-7679-0165-7, Apr ’98, $23.00, 278pp, hc) Humorous SF novel. Aliens come to Earth to party. First US edition (Text Publishing Company, Australia 1996).

The Mammoth Book of New Erotica ed. Maxim Jakubowski (Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0535-3, Jul ’98 [Jun ’98], $10.95, 533pp, tp, cover by Julian Cotton) Associational original anthology of 32 erotic stories, nine reprints, by authors including Martin Amis, Poppy Z. Brite, Will Self, Lucy Taylor, and Lawrence Schimel. First US edition (Robinson 1998).

Casting the Runes M. R. James (Books of Wonder 0-929605-79-9, May ’98, $5.95, 57pp, tp, cover by Jeff White) Horror short story packaged as a “Classic Frights” book for young adults. Illustrated by Jeff White.

Aztec Gary Jennings (Tor/Forge 0-812-52146-3, Aug ’98 [Oct ’98], $7.99, 1042pp, pb) [Aztec] Reissue (Atheneum 1980) historical novel with fantastic elements. This is the second printing of a 1997 Tor edition we apparently missed.

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