The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Aztec Autumn Gary Jennings (Tor 0-812-59096-1, Aug ’98 [Jul ’98], $6.99, 468pp, pb) [Aztec] Reprint (Forge 1997) associational historical novel, sequel to Aztec.

Covered with Nails Paul Jennings (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-038595-9, Jun ’98 [Jul ’98], $3.99, 116pp, hc, cover by Keith McEwan) Reprint (Penguin Australia 1990 as Unbearable!) young-adult collection of eight scary, supernatural stories. Previously published in the US by Viking (1995) under the original title.

Gabriel Knight: The Beast Within Jane Jensen (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45621-1, Dec ’98 [Nov ’98], $6.99, 351pp, pb) [Gabriel Knight] Novelization, the second based on the neo-Gothic CD-ROM game from Sierra On-Line, written by the game’s creator. Novel copyrighted by Jane Jensen; game characters, plot lines and artwork copyrighted by Sierra On-Line.

Ark Baby Liz Jensen (Overlook Press 0-87951-833-2, Apr ’98 [May ’98], $24.95, 343pp, hc, cover by Emma Parker) Satirical near-future SF novel. Fertility-impaired Britons adopt desperate measures to keep humanity going, despite protests from religious fundamentalists. First US edition (Bloomsbury 1997).

Noir K. W. Jeter (Bantam 0-553-10483-7, Nov ’98 [Oct ’98], $23.95, 388pp, hc, cover by Broeck Steadman) Near-future SF mystery. An ex-cop delves into the dark world of underground online sex to search for a murdered executive’s computer-simulated self.

Star Wars: Slave Ship K. W. Jeter (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57888-X, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $5.99, 324pp, pb, cover by Steve Youll) [Star Wars: Bounty Hunter Wars] Star Wars novelization, book two of “The Bounty Hunter Wars” trilogy. Copyrighted by Lucasfilm.

Star Wars: The Mandalorian Armor K. W. Jeter (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57885-5, Jun ’98 [May ’98], $5.99, 387pp, pb, cover by Steve Youll) [Star Wars: Bounty Hunter Wars] Star Wars novelization, book one of “The Bounty Hunter Wars” trilogy. Copyrighted by Lucasfilm.

Invisible Writer: A Biography of Joyce Carol Oates Greg Johnson (Penguin/Dutton 0-525-94163-0, Apr ’98 [Sep ’98], $29.95, hc) Non-fiction, a critical biography. Includes 16 unpaginated pages of photos, notes, a selective bibliography, and index. [Joyce Carol Oates]

Nations of the Night Oliver Johnson (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45566-5, Dec ’98 [Nov ’98], $16.95, 404pp, tp, cover by Paul Youll) [Lightbringer] Fantasy novel, book two of the “Lightbringer” trilogy. First US edition (Orbit 8/98).

Ambush in the Ashes William W. Johnstone (Pinnacle 0-7860-0481-9, Feb ’98 [Jan ’98], $5.99, 299pp, pb) [Ashes] Post-holocaust SF adventure novel, 24th book in the long-running “Ashes” series.

From the Ashes: America Reborn William W. Johnstone (Zebra/Pinnacle 0-7860-0490-8, Apr ’98 [Mar ’98], $5.99, 334pp, pb) [Ashes] Non-fiction guide to the first 24 books in the “Ashes” series. Includes “The Tri-States Manifesto”, “The Wit and Wisdom of Ben Raines”, and an appendix of armaments.

Hatred in the Ashes William W. Johnstone (Pinnacle 0-7860-0616-1, Feb ’99 [Dec ’98], $5.99, 300pp, pb) [Ashes] Post-holocaust SF adventure novel, 27th book in the long-running “Ashes” series.

Triumph in the Ashes William W. Johnstone (Pinnacle 0-7860-0581-5, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $5.99, 348pp, pb) [Ashes] Post-holocaust SF adventure novel, 26th book in the long-running “Ashes” series.

Curse of the Magazine Killers Gary Jonas (Ozark Triangle Press, May ’98, $5.00, 51pp, ph, cover by Brand Whitlock) Chapbook collection of four stories, all of which sold to magazines that died before they could be published. Order from Ozark Triangle Press, 305 N. Beaumont, Owasso OK 74055; add $1.00 postage.

Charmed Life Diana Wynne Jones (Morrow Beech Tree 0-688-15546-4, May ’98 [Apr ’98], $5.95, 218pp, tp, cover by Greg Newbold) [Chrestomanci] Reprint (Macmillan UK 1977) young-adult fantasy novel in the “Chrestomanci” series.

Dark Lord of Derkholm Diana Wynne Jones (Morrow Greenwillow 0-688-16004-2, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $16.00, 345pp, hc, cover by Jos. A. Smith) [Dark Lord of Derkholm] Young-adult humorous fantasy novel. An inept farmer-wizard has to play the evil Dark Lord for tourist groups that are destroying his world.

The Lives of Christopher Chant Diana Wynne Jones (Morrow Beech Tree 0-688-16365-3, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $5.95, 230pp, tp, cover by Greg Newbold) [Chrestomanci] Reprint (Morrow Greenwillow 1988) young-adult fantasy novel in the “Chrestomanci” series.

The Tough Guide to Fantasyland Diana Wynne Jones (DAW 0-88677-832-8, Dec ’98 [Nov ’98], $6.99, 302pp, pb, cover by Walter Velez) Humorous non-fiction look at fantasy, in guide-book form. First US edition (Gollancz 1996).

Phoenix Café Gwyneth Jones (Tor 0-312-86834-0, Jan ’99 [Dec ’98], $14.95, 350pp, tp) [Aleutian] Reprint (Gollancz 1997) SF novel, sequel to White Queen and North Wind.

The Barbed Coil J. V. Jones (SFBC #19712, Jan ’98, $10.98, 612pp, hc, cover by Daniel Horne) Reprint (Warner Aspect 1997) fantasy novel. This is similar to the Warner Aspect edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Clive Barker’s A-Z of Horror ed. Stephen Jones (HarperPrism 0-06-105367-8, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $20.00, 256pp, tp) Reprint (HarperPrism 1997) associational non-fiction guide to horror films. A “companion” to the eponymous British TV series. [Clive Barker]

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror: Volume Nine ed. Stephen Jones (Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0585-X, Feb ’99 [Dec ’98], $10.95, 494pp, tp) Annual horror anthology of 19 stories, with an overview of the year 1997 by Jones, and a necrology by Jones and Kim Newman. Authors include Pat Cadigan, Thomas Ligotti, Ramsey Campbell and Gwyneth Jones. First American edition (Robinson 1998).

Horror: The 100 Best Books ed. Stephen Jones & Kim Newman (Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0552-3, Jun ’98 [May ’98], $11.95, 366pp, tp) Reprint (Xanadu 1988) non-fiction, a critical guide to horror classics. This is a revised edition; the 100 books recommended by various authors have not changed, but contributor biographies and the editors’ supplemental list of recommended reading have been updated, and an index added.

Douglas Adams’ Starship Titanic Terry Jones (Ballantine 0-345-36843-6, Nov ’98 [Oct ’98], $12.00, 245pp, tp) Reprint (Harmony 1997) novelization based on an Adams story that is also the basis for a computer game. Copyrighted by The Digital Village and Simon and Schuster Interactive.

The Fallon Legacy Robert Jordan (Tor/Forge 0-312-86701-8, May ’98, $25.95, 382pp, hc, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Fallon] Reprint (Ace 1982 as by Reagan O’Neal) associational historical novel, third in the “Fallon” series. Copyrighted by James O. Rigney, Jr., Jordan’s real name.

The Path of Daggers Robert Jordan (Tor 0-312-85769-1, Nov ’98 [Oct ’98], $27.95, 604pp, hc, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Wheel of Time] Fantasy novel, book eight of “The Wheel of Time”. A signed, leatherbound, boxed limited edition of 150 (-86851-0, $200.00) was announced but not seen.

Requiem Graham Joyce (Tor 0-312-86452-3, Feb ’98 [Jan ’98], $13.95, 286pp, tp, cover by Girolamo Savoldo) Reprint (Michael Joseph; Creed 1995) dark fantasy novel.

The Tooth Fairy Graham Joyce (Tor 0-312-86261-X, Feb ’98 [Jan ’98], $22.95, 320pp, hc) Dark fantasy novel. First US edition (Signet UK 1996).

Diplomatic Act Peter Jurasik & William H. Keith, Jr. (Baen/Starline 0-671-87788-7, Aug ’98 [Jul ’98], $22.00, 364pp, hc, cover by Gary Ruddell) Humorous SF novel co-authored by a Babylon 5 actor. Aliens believe actor Richard Faraday is really the wise alien he plays on TV, and kidnap him to solve a crisis.

Hellspark Janet Kagan (Meisha Merlin 0-9658345-2-2, Jan ’98, $12.00, 332pp, tp, cover by Kevin Murphy) Reprint (Tor 1988) SF novel, with a new afterword by the author. Order from Meisha Merlin Publishing, PO Box 7, Decatur GA 30031; add $2.00 postage.

Thoughts of God Michael Kanaly (Ace 0-441-00595-0, Jan ’99 [Dec ’98], $5.99, 311pp, pb, cover by David S. Rheinhardt) Reprint (Ace 1997) SF thriller with metaphysical elements.

Virus Clans Michael Kanaly (Ace 0-441-00500-4, Mar ’98 [Feb ’98], $12.00, 312pp, tp, cover by David S. Rheinhardt) SF novel of intelligent viruses.

The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter Yasunari Kawabata (Kodansha International 4-7700-2329-4, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $25.00, 177pp, tp, cover by Masayuki Miyata) Retelling of a classic 10th-century Japanese literary fairy tale/myth about a magical child found by a bamboo cutter and raised as his daughter. This includes the contemporary retelling by Kawabata in Japanese, and an English translation (revised from an earlier version) by Donald Keene, whose preface discusses the story’s history. Illustrated by Masayuki Miyata.

Sailing to Sarantium Guy Gavriel Kay (Viking Canada 0-670-88093-0, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], C$32.00, 438pp, hc, cover by Cathy MacLean) [Sarantine Mosaic] Quasi-historical fantasy novel of a city similar to Byzantium, volume one of “The Sarantine Mosaic”.

The Secret Laboratory Journals of Dr. Victor Frankenstein Jeremy Kay (Overlook Press 0-87951-867-7, Aug ’98 [Oct ’98], $17.95, 174pp, tp) [Frankenstein] Reprint (Overlook 1995) SF/horror novel in the form of a facsimile journal.

Last on Earth, Book One: The Vanishing Marilyn Kaye (Avon 0-380-79832-8, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $4.99, 174pp, pb) [Last on Earth] Young-adult SF novel. Twenty-five math students leave class to discover humanity has disappeared.

Last on Earth, Book Two: The Convergence Marilyn Kaye (Avon 0-380-79833-6, Dec ’98 [Nov ’98], $4.99, 172pp, pb) [Last on Earth] Young-adult SF novel. Jake and his band of “rebels” seek the secret behind the disappearance of humanity from Earth.

replica: Amy, Number Seven Marilyn Kaye (Bantam Skylark 0-553-49238-1, Oct ’98, $.99, 196pp, tp, cover by Craig White) [Replica] Young-adult SF novel, first in a series about a girl who discovers she’s a clone.

replica: Pursuing Amy Marilyn Kaye (Bantam Skylark 0-553-49239-X, Oct ’98, $3.99, 165pp, tp, cover by Craig White) [Replica] Young-adult SF novel, second in a series about a girl who discovers she’s a clone.

The Confidential Casebook of Sherlock Holmes ed. Marvin Kaye (St. Martin’s 0-312-18071-3, Feb ’98 [Jan ’98], $23.95, 356pp, hc) [Sherlock Holmes] Original anthology of 15 stories about Sherlock Holmes. Authors including Peter Cannon, Craig Shaw Gardner, Jay Sheckley, and P.C. Hodgell write of adventures involving famous figures such as P.G. Wodehouse, Arthur Conan Doyle, and James McNeil Whistler.

Don’t Open This Book! ed. Marvin Kaye (SFBC #13549, Mar ’98 [Feb ’98], $12.98, 593pp, hc, cover by Ian Miller) Anthology of 39 dark fantasy stories, 16 original, about things forbidden. Authors include Tanith Lee, Patrick LoBrutto, and Ron Goulart. This special Guild America edition has ISBN 1-56865-524-X. It lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Daughters of Darkness ed. Pam Keesey (Cleis Press 1-57344-076-0, Nov ’98, $14.95, 253pp, tp) Reprint (Cleis 1993) anthology of 10 lesbian vampire stories. This second edition has updated bibliography, filmography, and a new list of Web resources.

Bolo Rising William H. Keith, Jr. (Baen 0-671-57779-4, Dec ’98 [Nov ’98], $6.99, 393pp, pb, cover by Charles Keegan) [Bolo] Military SF novel, the second by Keith based on Keith Laumer’s sentient tanks.

Blackmantle Patricia Kennealy-Morrison (HarperPrism 0-06-105610-3, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $6.99, 599pp, pb, cover by John Ennis) [Keltiad] Reprint (HarperPrism 1997) fantasy novel, seventh volume in the “Keltiad” series.

Deer’s Cry Patricia Kennealy-Morrison (HarperPrism 0-06-105059-8, Dec ’98 [Nov ’98], $24.00, 361pp, hc, cover by John Ennis) [Keltiad] Science fantasy novel, eighth volume in, but a prequel to, the “Keltiad” series. The Danaans flee Ireland for the stars, to preserve the Old Ways.

Shadowrun: Technobabel Stephen Kenson (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45699-8, May ’98 [Apr ’98], $5.99, 273pp, pb, cover by Peter Peebles) [Shadowrun] Novelization based on the role-playing game, 31st in the series. A first novel. Copyrighted by FASA.

Leap Point Kay Kenyon (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57682-8, Mar ’98 [Feb ’98], $5.99, 406pp, pb, cover by Bruce Jensen) Near-future SF novel. A small farming community is invaded by an addictive VR game and aliens.

Song in the Silence Elizabeth Kerner (Tor 0-812-55044-7, May ’98 [Apr ’98], $6.99, 401pp, pb, cover by Peter Bollinger) [Song in the Silence] Reprint (Tor 1997) fantasy novel.

The Red Wyvern Katharine Kerr (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57264-4, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $6.50, 393pp, pb, cover by Paul Youll) [Deverry: Dragon Mage] Reprint (Voyager 1997) fantasy novel in the “Deverry” series, book one of the “Dragon Mage” sub-series.

Esau Philip Kerr (Holt 0-8050-5175-9, 1997 [Apr ’98], $22.50, 374pp, hc, cover by Raquel Jaramillo) SF thriller of a lost race of “abominable snowmen” in the Himalayas threatened by war and a fallen radioactive satellite. First US edition (Chatto & Windus 1996). This was dated 1997 but not seen until now.

Esau Philip Kerr (Pocket 0-671-01992-9, Apr ’98 [Mar ’98], $6.99, 406pp, pb) Reprint (Chatto & Windus 1996) lost-race SF thriller of missing-link yetis.

Corrupting Dr. Nice John Kessel (Tor 0-312-86584-8, Mar ’98 [Feb ’98], $14.95, 317pp, tp, cover by Peter Bollinger) Reprint (Tor 1997) satirical/comic SF time-travel novel.

Intersections: The Sycamore Hill Anthology ed. John Kessel, Mark L. Van Name & Richard Butner (Tor 0-312-86384-5, Jan ’99 [Dec ’98], $16.95, 384pp, tp) Reprint (Tor 1996) anthology of stories written at the 1994 Sycamore Hill Writers’ Conference.

The Exit at Toledo Blade Boulevard Jack Ketchum (Obsidian Books 1-891480-01-4, Apr ’98 [May ’98], $45.00, 211pp, hc, cover by Alan M. Clark) Horror collection of 12 stories, six original, plus an essay on meeting Henry Miller. Introduction by Richard Laymon. Story introductions by the author describe their inspirations. A signed, limited edition of 500. Order from Obsidian Books, 37800 38th Ave. S, Auburn WA 98001; 253-874-5721.

The Girl Next Door Jack Ketchum (Overlook Connection Press 0-9633397-4-5, May ’98, $29.95, 353pp, hc, cover by Neal McPheeters) Reprint (Warner 1989) psychological horror novel. This “corrected definitive” edition retains the 1996 OCP limited edition’s introduction by Stephen King, but drops the three afterwords and interview; the title page and copyright page appear to be those of the limited, with the trade ISBN and price appearing only on a sticker on the dust jacket flap. Ketchum is a pen name for Dallas Mayr. Available from Overlook Connection Press, PO Box 526, Woodstock GA; credit card orders 770-926-1762; add $5.00 postage.

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