The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Call Me Ishtar Rhoda Lerman (Syracuse University Press 0-8156-0533-1, Sep ’98, $17.95, 247pp, tp) Reprint (Doubleday 1973) satirical feminist fantasy novel. The goddess Ishtar returns as a suburban housewife to right the wrongs of patriarchal society. Order from Syracuse University Press, 1600 Jamesville Ave, Syracuse NY 13244-5160; credit card orders 800-365-8929; add $4.00 shipping.

The Story of Libraries: From the Invention of Writing to the Computer Age Fred Lerner (Continuum 0-8264-1114-2, Nov ’98, $24.95, 246pp, hc) Associational non-fiction, a look at the development of libraries from ancient times to now. Includes 10 unpaginated pages of illustrations, notes, bibliography, and index. Order from Continuum, 370 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10017.

Mara and Dann: An Adventure Doris Lessing (HarperFlamingo 0-06-018294-6, Jan ’99 [Dec ’98], $25.00, 407pp, hc) [Mara and Dann] Far-future, SF novel of orphans reaching adulthood on a primitive Earth where an Ice Age born of present ecological abuse is finally receding.

As She Climbed Across the Table Jonathan Lethem (Random/Vintage 0-375-70012-9, Mar ’98 [Feb ’98], $12.00, 212pp, tp) Reprint (Doubleday 1997) literary fantasy novel and academic satire.

Girl in Landscape Jonathan Lethem (Doubleday 0-385-48518-2, Apr ’98 [Mar ’98], $22.95, 280pp, hc, cover by Marc Tauss) Magic Realism/SF novel. A family fleeing post-holocaust Brooklyn moves to a rough frontier planet with alien ruins.

Albrick’s Gold Simon LeVay (Masquerade/Hard Candy 1-56333-644-8, Jul ’98 [Jun ’98], $7.95, 370pp, tp, cover by Kurosh ValaNejad) Gay biotech thriller. A homophobic researcher finds a “cure” for homosexuality.

The New You Kathleen Leverich (Morrow Greenwillow 0-688-16076-X, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $15.00, 108pp, hc, cover by Nina Crews) Young-adult fantasy novella. A girl at a new school goes to a shop to get a new identity.

Son of Rosemary Ira Levin (Penguin/Onyx 0-451-19472-1, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $6.99, 315pp, pb) [Rosemary Reilly] Reprint (Dutton 1997) horror novel, millennial sequel to Rosemary’s Baby.

Ella Enchanted Gail Carson Levine (HarperTrophy 0-06-440705-5, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $4.95, 232pp, tp, cover by Mark Elliott) [Ella Enchanted] Reprint (HarperCollins 1997) young-adult fantasy novel. A fairy’s gift forces a princess to always be obedient. A Newbery Honor book.

The Soft Edge: A Natural History and Future of the Information Revolution Paul Levinson (Routledge 0-415-19772-4, Nov ’98 [Dec ’98], $16.99, 257pp, tp) Reprint (Routledge UK 1997) associational non-fiction, a critical look at communications technology, from the alphabet to online publishing, copyrights, and the future of books.

Aslan’s Triumph C. S. Lewis (HarperCollins 0-06-027638-X, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $12.95, unpaginated, hc, cover by Deborah Maze) [Narnia] Picture-book adaptation from Lewis’ “The Chronicles of Narnia”. Illustrations by Deborah Maze.

The Complete Chronicles of Narnia C. S. Lewis (HarperCollins 0-06-028137-5, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $50.00, 524pp, hc, cover by Pauline Baynes) [Narnia] Omnibus of all seven “Narnia” books, with full-color pictures by Pauline Baynes. The books are arranged in Lewis’s preferred reading order: The Magician’s Nephew (1955), The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950), The Horse and His Boy (1954), Prince Caspian (1951), The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1952), The Silver Chair (1953), and The Last Battle (1956). Introduction by Brian Sibley.

Perelandra/Out of the Silent Planet/That Hideous Strength C. S. Lewis (BOMC/QPBC, Nov ’98 [Oct ’98], $15.95, 724pp, tp, cover by Kinuko Y. Craft) [Cosmic] Reprint (Bodley Head 1990) omnibus of the three novels in the classic SF/fantasy “Cosmic” (or “Ransom”) trilogy.

After the Blue Russel Like (Brunswick Galaxy Press 0-9661039-0-4, Mar ’98, $12.95, 253pp, tp, cover by Max Crandall) Humorous SF novel. Aliens destroy human civilization, then try to put it back together again 100 years later, based on TV and other media. Order from Brunswick Galaxy Press, PO Box 4213, Highland Park NJ 08904.

Timestopper Claude Limberger (Pug Enterprises 0-9681387-1-3, Sep ’98, $10.00, 245pp, tp, cover by Chris Stevenson) Metaphysical fantasy novel. A boy’s medieval-fantasy quest ends up sucking the author himself into a non-linear narrative exploring the nature of time. This is copyrighted 1997, but not seen until now; this edition is dated 1998. Order from Pug Enterprises, 1060 Stacey Ct, Mississauga Ont Canada L4W 2X8; 1-888-427-9777.

Olde Missus Milliwhistle’s Book of Beneficial Beasties Ron & Val Lindahn (Longstreet Press 1-56352-395-7, May ’97 [Aug ’98], $15.95, 32pp, hc, cover by Ron & Val Lindahn) Children’s picture book about mythological creatures. This is copyrighted 1997, but not seen until now. Order from Longstreet Press, 2140 Newmarket Parkway, Suite 122, Marietta GA 30067; 770-980-1488.

Changer Jane Lindskold (Avon Eos 0-380-78849-7, Dec ’98 [Nov ’98], $5.99, 499pp, pb) [Changer] Contemporary fantasy novel set in the American Southwest. A legendary shapechanger takes human form to seek King Arthur.

The Bard’s Tale: Curse of the Black Heron Holly Lisle (Baen 0-671-87868-9, Mar ’98 [Feb ’98], $5.99, 233pp, pb, cover by Tom Kidd) Novelization based on the computer games from Electronic Arts. Packaged and copyrighted by Bill Fawcett.

Diplomacy of Wolves Holly Lisle (Warner Aspect 0-446-67395-1, Nov ’98 [Oct ’98], $12.99, 332pp, tp, cover by Fred Gambino) [Secret Texts] Fantasy novel, first book of “The Secret Texts”. A young woman fights her shapechanger nature to become a diplomat, only to have her family destroyed by treachery.

The Store Bentley Little (Penguin/Signet 0-451-19219-2, Jul ’98 [Jun ’98], $6.99, 431pp, pb) Horror novel. A small Arizona town gets a sinister superstore. First US edition (Headline 1996).

Alien Pets ed. Denise Little (DAW 0-88677-822-0, Dec ’98 [Nov ’98], $5.99, 317pp, pb, cover by Luis Royo) Original anthology of 15 SF animal stories. Authors include Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Karen Haber, and Jack Williamson.

The Horse Goddess Morgan Llywelyn (Tor 0-812-55503-1, Jul ’98 [Jun ’98], $6.99, 469pp, pb, cover by David Kramer) Reprint (Houghton Mifflin 1982) historical novel of ancient Europe, with minor fantasy elements.

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Ben There, Done That Joseph Locke (Pocket Archway 0-671-01680-6, Jan ’98 [Mar ’98], $3.99, 146pp, pb) [Sabrina, the Teenage Witch] Young-adult novelization, sixth in the series based on the TV show based on the Archie Comic. Copyrighted by Viacom Productions.

Fantastic Tales Jack London (University of Nebraska Press 0-8032-7979-5, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $11.00, 222pp, tp) Reprint (Kennikat Press Corp. 1975 as Curious Fragments) collection of 15 SF and fantasy tales, with foreword by Philip José Farmer. Order from University of Nebraska Press, 312 North 14th St, PO Box 880484, Lincoln NE 68588-0484; credit card orders 800-755-1105.

The Enemy Papers Barry Longyear (White Wolf 1-56504-859-8, Apr ’98 [Mar ’98], $14.99, 655pp, tp, cover by Matt Manley) Collection of seven items related to the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novelette, “Enemy Mine”. Includes the author’s preferred version of “Enemy Mine”, The Tomorrow Testament (1983), and new novel The Last Enemy. Non-fiction items include the Drac bible “The Talman”, a Drac glossary, and two articles on the writing of the fiction.

The Enemy Papers Barry Longyear (SFBC #01036, Dec ’98, $14.98, 655pp, hc, cover by Alan Clark) Reprint (White Wolf 1998) collection of seven items related to the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novelette, “Enemy Mine”. Includes the author’s preferred version of “Enemy Mine”, The Tomorrow Testament (1983), and new novel The Last Enemy. The jacket lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Crawling Chaos H. P. Lovecraft (Creation Books 1-871592-72-0, 1997 [Jun ’98], $19.95, 256pp, tp, cover by Robert Taylor) Reprint (Creation 1993 as Crawling Chaos: Selected Works 1920-1935) anthology of 22 stories. This revised edition drops the Editor’s Note and four stories, and adds three stories. This is copyrighted 1997, but not seen until now; it appears to be an international edition with a UK price of £11.95.

Selected Letters III H. P. Lovecraft (Arkham House 0-87054-032-7, Dec ’97 [Jan ’98], $19.95, 451pp, hc) Reprint (Arkham House 1971), part of a five-volume collection of Lovecraftian correspondence. Order from Arkham House, PO Box 546, Sauk City WI 53583.

A Coven of Vampires: The Collected Vampire Stories of Brian Lumley Brian Lumley (Fedogan & Bremer 1-878252-37-2, May ’98, $27.00, 228pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) Collection of 13 vampire stories. A foreword by Lumley describes his childhood fascination with vampires. A limited edition of 100 (-38-0, $95.00) was announced but not seen. Available from Fedogan & Bremer, 3721 Minnehaha Ave. S., Minneapolis MN 55406; add $2.15 postage.

The House of Doors Brian Lumley (Tor 0-812-50832-7, Jun ’98, $6.99, 474pp, pb, cover by Peter Bollinger) [House of Doors] Reissue (Tor 1990) horror novel. Fifth printing.

Maze of Worlds Brian Lumley (Tor 0-312-86604-6, Jun ’98 [May ’98], $25.95, 380pp, hc, cover by Peter Bollinger) [House of Doors] SF novel, sequel to The House of Doors. Humans try to stop alien machines. First US edition (Hodder & Stoughton 1997 as The House of Doors: Second Visit).

The Source Brian Lumley (Tor 0-312-86764-6, Dec ’98 [Nov ’98], $26.95, 379pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Necroscope] Reprint (Tor 1989) vampire horror novel, third in the “Necroscope” series. This is the first hardcover edition.

Writer at Large Richard A. Lupoff (Gryphon Books 1-58250-009-6, Oct ’98, $15.00, 154pp, tp, cover by Angela Beske) Non-fiction collection of 18 articles, essays, and speeches on SF, mysteries, and writing; five articles not previously published. Introduction by Michael Kurland. Available from Gryphon Publications, PO Box 209, Brooklyn NY 11228-0209; add $1.00 postage.

Don’t Tell the Grown-Ups: The Subversive Power of Children’s Literature Alison Lurie (Little, Brown/Back Bay 0-316-24625-5, Jul ’98 [Aug ’98], $14.00, 235pp, tp) Reprint (Little, Brown 1990) non-fiction collection of essays, with an emphasis on fantasy.

Dark Homecoming Eric Lustbader (Pocket 0-671-00330-5, Jul ’98 [Jun ’98], $6.99, 403pp, pb, cover by James Wang) Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1997) fantasy mystery. Ex-cop Lew Croaker gets involved in mystical doings in Miami.

Vlad the Undead Hanna Lützen (Groundwood Books 0-88899-341-2, Oct ’98, $15.95, 190pp, hc, cover by Harvey Chan) Young-adult vampire novel. A contemporary young woman is fascinated by a journal account of a vampire. Translated by the author from the Danish (Gyldendal Denmark 1995 as Vlad).

Dragon’s Winter Elizabeth A. Lynn (Ace 0-441-00502-0, Apr ’98 [Mar ’98], $21.95, 341pp, hc, cover by Duane O. Myers) [Dragon] Fantasy novel. Brothers war for the powers of a dragon talisman. First US edition (Macmillan UK 1998).

Dragon’s Winter Elizabeth A. Lynn (SFBC #01929, May ’98 [Apr ’98], $10.98, 261pp, hc, cover by Duane O. Myers) [Dragon] Reprint (Macmillan UK 1998) fantasy novel. This is similar to the Ace edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

At the Back of the North Wind George MacDonald (Tor 0-812-56712-9, May ’98 [Apr ’98], $3.99, 305pp, pb, cover by Richard Lauder) Reprint (Strahan London 1870) classic children’s fantasy novel, with new foreword, afterword, and notes on the author by Nancy Springer.

The Princess and the Goblin George MacDonald (ACC Children’s Classics 1-85149-701-3, Oct ’98 [Dec ’98], $24.95, 157pp, hc, cover by Nick Walton) [Curdie] Reprint (1872) classic young-adult fantasy novel. This edition has new illustrations by Nick Walton, and an introduction by Joan Aiken. There is not price on the jacket; this appears to be an international edition, printed in the UK. Part of a new YA line from the Antique Collectors’ Club, Market Street Industrial Park, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590; 800-252-5231.

Hawk Moon Rob MacGregor (Dell/Laurel-Leaf 0-440-22741-0, 1998 [Jul ’98], $4.50, 191pp, pb, cover by John Mantha) Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1996) YA Native-American mystery with fantasy elements.

The Hill of Dreams Arthur Machen (Tartarus Press 1-87262131-7, Apr ’98 [Aug ’98], $49.95, 196 + xxx, hc, cover by Sidney Sime) Reprint (Richards 1907) fantasy novel, with a new introduction by Mark Valentine, Machen’s 1923 introduction, a previously unpublished introduction by Machen, and Lord Dunsany’s 1954 introduction. This is a limited edition of 350, with tipped-in illustrations by Sidney Sime, originally published in the UK (£25.00). Available in the US from Firebird Distributing, 2030 First Stree, Unit 5, Eureka CA 95501; 707-444-1434.

Outpost Scott Mackay (Tor 0-312-86467-1, Mar ’98 [Feb ’98], $24.95, 349pp, hc) SF novel. A woman on an abandoned prison colony planet is in the center of a fight for freedom or alien control.

The Fires of Spring Mary Mackey (Penguin/Onyx 0-451-19589-2, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $5.99, 379pp, pb) [Earthsong Trilogy] Prehistoric fantasy novel, part three of the “Earthsong Trilogy”. The daughter of the Queen of Shara sets out to rescue her brother kidnapped by nomads.

The Hitler Options ed. Kenneth Macksey (SFBC #00308, Dec ’98 [Nov ’98], $10.98, 237pp, hc) Reprint (Greenhill 1995, not seen) non-fiction alternate history, a gathering of ten speculative non-fiction essays about WWII that rewrite military history as if certain alternate strategies had actually been used.

Presenting Young Adult Fantasy Fiction Cathi Dunn MacRae (Simon & Schuster/Twayne 0-8057-8220-6, Jun ’98, $26.95, 464pp, hc, cover by Galadriel Wills) Non-fiction guide to YA fantasy for readers, librarians, and educators, discussing several basic types of fantasy, representative authors, and lists of recommended books, plus comments from young readers on specific books and authors. Part of “Twayne’s United States authors series,” there are biographies of select authors: Terry Brooks, Barbara Hambly, Jane Yolen, and Meredith Ann Pierce.

The Seal of Gaia Marlin Maddoux (Word 0-8499-3715-9, Oct ’98, $13.99, 476pp, tp) Near-future Christian apocalypse novel. In 2033, the Gaia Movement is dominant, but the new one-world government hides an evil conspiracy. A hardcover edition (-1604-6) was announced but not seen.

Kingdom Come Elliot S. Maggin, Mark Waid & Alex Ross (Warner Aspect 0-446-52234-1, Mar ’98 [Feb ’98], $20.00, 339pp, hc, cover by Alex Ross) Novelization based on the comics mini-series, featuring Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, etc. The novel is credited as written by Elliot S. Maggin, “based on a story by Mark Waid and Alex Ross.” Copyrighted by DC Comics.

Discovering Stephen King’s The Shining ed. Tony Magistrale (Borgo Press 1-55742-133-1, 1998 [Nov ’98], $20.00, 143pp, tp) Non-fiction gathering of 10 critical essays, with notes and index. This is substantially revised and expanded from The Shining Reader (Starmount 1991). Order from Borgo Press, PO Box 2845, San Bernardino CA 92406-2845; add $5.00 postage; credit card orders: fax 909-888-4942. [Stephen King]

Five Alien Elves Gregory Maguire (Clarion Books 0-395-83894-0, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $15.00, 170pp, hc, cover by Elaine Clayton) [Hamlet Chronicles] Young-adult SF, third in the series begun in Seven Spiders Spinning. Aliens come to save Earth from its evil dictator, Santa Claus.

Six Haunted Hairdos Gregory Maguire (Clarion Books 0-395-78626-6, 1997 [Jan ’98], $15.00, 151pp, hc, cover by Elaine Clayton) [Hamlet Chronicles] Young-adult fantasy, sequel to Seven Spiders Spinning. Kids pretending to be ghosts run into a real ghost elephant. This is copyrighted 1997, but not seen until now.

The Horribly Haunted School Margaret Mahy (Viking 0-670-87490-6, Jun ’98 [May ’98], $14.99, 119pp, hc, cover by Robert Staermose) Children’s ghost novella. A boy with an allergy to ghosts has trouble with too-logical teachers who say ghosts don’t exist. Illustrated by Robert Staermose.

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