The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Dustcovers: The Collected Sandman Covers Dave McKean & Neil Gaiman (DC Comics/Vertigo 1-56389-387-8, Aug ’98 [Oct ’98], $24.95, 208pp, tp, cover by Dave McKean) Reprint (Vertigo 1997) art book, a collection of covers from the Sandman comic book, with commentary by artist McKean and writer Gaiman on the creative process. Copyrighted by DC Comics.

Dustcovers: The Collected Sandman Covers Dave McKean & Neil Gaiman (Watson-Guptill 0-8230-4632-X, Aug ’98 [Oct ’98], $24.95, 208pp, tp, cover by Dave McKean) Reprint (Vertigo 1997) art book, a collection of covers from the Sandman comic book, with commentary by artist McKean and writer Gaiman on the creative process. This appears to be identical to the DC/Vertigo edition, except it has a different ISBN. Copyrighted by DC Comics.

The Golden Band of Eddris Ellen Kindt McKenzie (Holt 0-8050-4389-6, Jan ’98, $16.95, 293pp, hc, cover by Brian Fox) Young-adult fantasy novel. Two children of sorcerous descent fight an evil witch.

Into the Fire Dennis L. McKiernan (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45701-3, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $23.95, 472pp, hc, cover by Ciruelo Cabral) [Mithgar: Hel’s Crucible] Fantasy novel, set in the world of Mithgar. Book Two of the “Hel’s Crucible” duology.

Into the Forge Dennis L. McKiernan (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45456-1, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $6.99, 411pp, pb, cover by Ciruelo Cabral) [Mithgar: Hel’s Crucible] Reprint (Roc 1997) fantasy novel, set in the world of Mithgar. Book One of the “Hel’s Crucible” duology.

Song For the Basilisk Patricia A. McKillip (Ace 0-441-00447-4, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $22.95, 314pp, hc, cover by Kinuko Y. Craft) Fantasy novel. A child survives his royal family’s destruction, becomes a bard, joins a revolution, and inspires an opera.

The Hero and the Crown Robin McKinley (Ace 0-441-00499-7, Feb ’98 [Jan ’98], $12.00, 227pp, tp, cover by Kinuko Craft) [Damar] Reprint (Greenwillow 1984) Newbery prize-winning fantasy novel.

Rose Daughter Robin McKinley (Ace 0-441-00583-7, Dec ’98 [Nov ’98], $5.99, 292pp, pb, cover by Griesbach & Martucci) Reprint (Greenwillow 1997) young-adult fantasy novel, a retelling of “Beauty and the Beast”.

The Stone Fey Robin McKinley (Harcourt Brace 0-15-200017-8, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $17.00, 52pp, hc, cover by John Clapp) Children’s fantasy short story. A shepherdess encounters a fey in the hills of Damar, the world of The Blue Sword. Full-color illustrations by John Clapp.

Inside the Walls of Troy Clemence McLaren (Dell/Laurel-Leaf 0-440-22749-6, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $4.99, 199pp, pb) Reprint (Atheneum 1996) young-adult fantasy novel retelling The Iliad from the women’s point of view.

The Centurion’s Empire Sean McMullen (Tor 0-312-85131-6, Jul ’98 [Jun ’98], $24.95, 383pp, hc, cover by Michael Koelsch) Alternate/secret history SF novel. A first-century Roman soldier is recruited into a secret order that uses cryogenics as a form of time travel.

The Throne of Bones Brian McNaughton (SFBC #02087, Apr ’98, $11.98, 343pp, hc, cover by Jamie Oberschlake) Reprint (Terminal Fright 1997) collection of 15 dark (or weird) fantasy stories, eight original. Introduction by Alan Rodgers, afterword by S.T. Joshi. This is similar to the Terminal Fright edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Prisoner Within Donald E. McQuinn (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-40044-5, Feb ’98 [Jan ’98], $6.99, 373pp, pb, cover by Donato Giancola) [With Full Honors] Military SF novel, sequel to With Full Honors. Captain Lannat is given one last chance to clear himself of treason.

Dream Stone Glenna McReynolds (Bantam 0-553-10393-8, Nov ’98 [Oct ’98], $22.95, 383pp, hc, cover by Alan Ayers) [Chalice and the Blade] Historical romance/fantasy, sequel to The Chalice and the Blade. Visions send a boy raised in a monastery to find dragons, while evil forces gather.

Great American Ghost Stories ed. Frank D. McSherry, Jr., Charles G. Waugh & Martin H. Greenberg (Rutledge Hill 1-55853-581-0, Mar ’98 [May ’98], $14.95, 512pp, tp) Reprint (Rutledge Hill 1991) anthology of 29 ghost stories. This is the first single-volume paperback edition to contain the full contents of the hardcover edition.

The Vampire Gallery: A Who’s Who of the Undead J. Gordon Melton (Visible Ink 1-57859-053-1, Aug ’98 [Sep ’98], $19.95, 500pp, tp) Non-fiction guide to vampires in books and film, including vampires from 19th and 20th-century fiction, drama, poetry, and comic books. Includes index, and sources for each entry. Order from Visible Ink Press/Gale Research, 27500 Drake Road, Farmington Hills MI 48331-3535; orders 800-776-6265.

Nightmare Jack and Other Stories John Metcalfe (Ash-Tree Press 1-899562-51-6, Jul ’98 [Sep ’98], C$52.00, xxi+241pp, hc, cover by Douglas Walters) Collection of 17 horror stories, edited and with an introduction by Richard Dalby. Afterword by Alexis Lykiard. A world-wide edition available in the US for $39.50 and in the UK for £24.50.

Roswell High: The Outsider Melinda Metz (Pocket Archway 0-671-02374-8, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $1.99, 170pp, pb, cover by Franco Accornero) [Roswell High] Young-adult SF novel, first in a new series. Some of the students at Roswell High are not human. Copyrighted by the author and packager Daniel Weiss Associates.

Roswell High: The Wild One Melinda Metz (Pocket Archway 0-671-02375-6, Nov ’98 [Oct ’98], $3.99, 171pp, pb, cover by Franco Accornero) [Roswell High] Young-adult SF novel, second in the series. Some of the students at Roswell High are not human. Copyrighted by the author and packager Daniel Weiss Associates.

The Book of Knights Yves Meynard (Tor 0-312-86482-5, Feb ’98 [Jan ’98], $21.95, 222pp, hc, cover by Christian Jank) Non-medieval fantasy novel of knights and quests. The first written-in-English novel by a French-Canadian author.

Reaper Ben Mezrich (HarperPaperbacks 0-06-109718-7, Dec ’98, $6.99, 407pp, pb) Reprint (HarperCollins 1998) SF thriller of an electronically transmitted biological virus. We apparently missed the first hardcover edition.

Sister to the Rain Melisa Michaels (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45730-7, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $5.99, 320pp, pb, cover by Julie Bell) [Rosie Levine] Fantasy mystery novel, sequel to Cold Iron. PI Rosie Levine investigates disturbances at a California artists’ colony that includes both humans and elves.

Reflections on Dracula: Ten Essays Elizabeth Miller (Transylvania Press 1-55135-004-1, 1997 [Mar ’98], $25.00, 226pp, tp) Collection of ten essays on Stoker’s vampire, ranging from scholarly analysis to personal reflections. One essay is co-authored by Margaret Carter. This is dated 1997, but not seen until now. Order from Transylvania Press, PO Box 75012 - WRPS, White Rock BC Canada V4A 9M4. [Bram Stoker]

Dracula: The Shade and the Shadow ed. Elizabeth Miller (Desert Island Books 1-874287-10-4, Jun ’98 [Aug ’98], $29.95, 256pp, hc) Critical anthology of 20 papers presented at the “Dracula 97” centenary celebration, discussing Bram Stoker’s novel, its possible historical sources, and Victorian context. Authors include Nina Auerbach, William Hughes, and Clive Leatherdale. Originally published in the UK, this is available in the US from Firebird Distributing, 2030 First Street, Unit 5, Eureka CA 95501; 707-444-1434.

Myst: The Book of D’ni Rand Miller & David Wingrove (Hyperion 0-7868-8942-X, Nov ’98 [Oct ’98], $6.99, 466pp, pb) [Myst] Reprint (Hyperion 1997) fantasy novelization based on the computer game. Copyrighted by Cyan, Inc.

Firebrands: The Heroines of Science Fiction and Fantasy Ron Miller & Pamela Sargent (Thunder’s Mouth Press 1-56025-164-6, Oct ’98, $19.98, 112pp, tp, cover by Ron Miller) Art book, with text by Sargent exploring the changing roles of female characters in SF; portraits by Miller show his conceptions of over 100 notable heroines, from medieval to contemporary SF and fantasy. First US edition (Paper Tiger 9/98).

Firebrands: The Heroines of Science Fiction and Fantasy Ron Miller & Pamela Sargent (SFBC #189506, Nov ’98 [Oct ’98], $19.98, 112pp, hc, cover by Ron Miller) Reprint (Paper Tiger 1998) art book, with text by Sargent and character portraits by Miller. This is the only hardcover edition; it is otherwise the same as the Thunder’s Mouth trade paperback edition, without text or price on the jacket flaps; it lacks an SFBC number, and has the Thunder’s Mouth ISBN on the back jacket.

The Knife Thrower and Other Stories Steven Millhauser (Random/Crown 0-609-60070-2, May ’98 [Apr ’98], $22.00, 256pp, hc) Collection of 12 stories, two original, by a Pulitzer prize winning author, about the pursuit of pleasure, including fantastic items about an boy’s ride on a magic carpet, a theater of automatons, a sordid amusement park, and an exhausting department store.

Little Kingdoms Steven Millhauser (Random/Vintage 0-375-70143-5, Feb ’98, $12.00, 239pp, tp, cover by Marc Rosenthal) Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1993) collection of three novellas.

Proxies Laura J. Mixon (Tor 0-312-85467-6, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $24.95, 444pp, hc) [Proxies] Near-future SF thriller. Handicapped persons using android bodies plan to hijack the first interstellar expedition.

Adiamante L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor 0-812-54558-3, Mar ’98 [Feb ’98], $6.99, 312pp, pb, cover by Kevin Murphy) Reprint (Tor 1996) SF novel. A former colony planet’s fleet of indestructible adiamante warships threatens utopian Earth.

The Chaos Balance L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor 0-812-57130-4, Jun ’98 [May ’98], $6.99, 596pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Recluce] Reprint (Tor 1997) fantasy novel in the “Recluce” series, sequel to Fall of Angels.

The Ecolitan Enigma L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor 0-812-57117-7, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $6.99, 383pp, pb, cover by Kevin Murphy) [Ecolitan] Reprint (Tor 1997) SF novel, fourth in the “Ecolitan” series.

The Ghost of the Revelator L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor 0-312-86426-4, Sep ’98, $23.95, 303pp, hc, cover by Nicholas Jainschigg) [Johan Eschbach] Alternate-world SF novel, sequel to Of Tangible Ghosts. Retired spy Johan Eschbach uncovers intrigues involving the Mormon nation of Deseret.

The Soprano Sorceress L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor 0-812-54559-1, Jan ’98, $6.99, 658pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Spellsong Cycle] Reprint (Tor 1997) fantasy novel, first in a new series. A singer wishing to escape Iowa ends up in a world where music is magic.

The Spellsong War L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor 0-312-86492-2, Jan ’98, $25.95, 461pp, hc, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Spellsong Cycle] Fantasy novel, sequel to The Soprano Sorceress.

The Spellsong War L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor 0-812-54002-6, Jan ’99 [Dec ’98], $6.99, 657pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Spellsong Cycle] Reprint (Tor 1998) fantasy novel, sequel to The Soprano Sorceress.

The White Order L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor 0-312-86645-3, May ’98 [Apr ’98], $24.95, 381pp, hc, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Recluce] Fantasy novel, eighth in the “Recluce” series. An orphan with a talent for magic is sent away to keep him safe from the white mages.

More Amazing Stories ed. Kim Mohan (Tor 0-312-86473-6, Feb ’98 [Jan ’98], $24.95, 320pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) Original anthology of 21 stories, 16 original and five reprinted from Amazing, with an introduction by Mohan. Authors include Robert Silverberg, Eleanor Arnason, and Nancy Springer.

A Dry Spell Susie Moloney (Dell/Islane 0-440-22345-8, Aug ’98 [Jul ’98], $6.99, 436pp, pb) Reprint (Delacorte 1997) horror novel of a rainmaker in a cursed small town.

Godzilla Stephen Molstad (HarperPrism 0-06-105915-3, Jun ’98 [May ’98], $5.99, 314pp, pb) [Godzilla] Movie novelization. Includes eight unpaginated pages of color stills from the movie. A hardcover edition (-105056-3, $23.00, 222pp) is also available. Copyrighted by TriStar Pictures.

Independence Day: Silent Zone Stephen Molstad (HarperPrism 0-06-105827-0, Feb ’98 [Jan ’98], $5.99, 305pp, pb) [Independence Day] Reprint (HarperPrism 1997) novelization, a prequel to the SF movie. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film.

Night of Broken Souls Thomas F. Monteleone (Warner Aspect 0-446-60577-8, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $6.50, 434pp, pb) Reprint (Warner Aspect 1997) millennial/Holocaust horror novel.

Once a Hero Elizabeth Moon (Baen 0-671-87871-9, Apr ’98 [Mar ’98], $6.99, 400pp, pb, cover by Gary Ruddell) [Heris Serrano; Esmay Suiza] Reprint (Baen 1997) military SF novel featuring a minor character from the “Heris Serrano” series.

Rules of Engagement Elizabeth Moon (Baen 0-671-57777-8, Dec ’98 [Nov ’98], $22.00, 393pp, hc, cover by Gary Ruddell) [Heris Serrano; Esmay Suiza] Military SF novel, second featuring Esmay Suiza, a minor character from the “Heris Serrano” series. Esmay has trouble with engagements involving family, romance, and military combat.

The Dancers at the End of Time Michael Moorcock (White Wolf 1-56504-186-0, Jun ’98 [May ’98], $22.99, 534pp, hc, cover by Tom Canty) [Dancers at the End of Time] Reprint (Granada 1981) omnibus of three SF novels: An Alien Heat (1972), The Hollow Lands (1974), and The End of All Songs (1976). This is copyrighted 1998, and has the introduction and text, presumably with minor corrections, of the 1993 Millennium edition.

Elric: The Stealer of Souls Michael Moorcock (White Wolf 1-56504-187-9, Oct ’98, $22.99, 625pp, hc, cover by Phil Hale) [Elric] Omnibus/collection of three “Elric” stories and three novels: The Sleeping Sorceress (1971), The Revenge of the Rose (1991), and Stormbringer (1977), with “Elric: A Reader’s Guide” by John Davey. This first U.S. edition has been slightly corrected from the Millennium 1993 (as Stormbringer) edition.

Kane of Old Mars Michael Moorcock (White Wolf 1-56504-184-4, Feb ’98, $22.99, 334pp, hc, cover by John Bolton) Reprint (NEL 1981 as Warrior of Mars) omnibus of Mars novels (in homage to Edgar Rice Burroughs) written under the pen name Edward P. Bradbury: City of the Beast (Compact 1965 as Warriors of Mars), Lord of the Spiders (Compact 1965 as Blades of Mars), and Masters of the Pit (Compact 1965 as Barbarians of Mars). There is an updated introduction on how the novels came to be written.

The War Amongst the Angels Michael Moorcock (Avon 0-380-78079-8, Dec ’98 [Nov ’98], $12.50, 298pp, tp, cover by Bill Binger) Reprint (Millennium 1996) fantasy novel.

Island of the Sequined Love Nun Christopher Moore (Avon Bard 0-380-79273-7, May ’98 [Apr ’98], $6.99, 407pp, pb, cover by Michael McGurl) Reprint (Avon 1997) humorous magical realist/quasi-fantasy novel.

Forgotten Realms: Errand of Mercy Roger E. Moore (TSR 0-7869-0867-X, Feb ’98, $2.99, 87pp, tp, cover by Heather LeMay) [Forgotten Realms] Novellazation based on the “Forgotten Realms” role-playing game. “Double Diamond Triangle Saga” #4. Copyrighted by TSR.

The Juggler John Morressy (HarperTrophy 0-06-447174-8, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $4.95, pb, cover by Cliff Nielsen) Reprint (Holt 1996) young-adult fantasy about a juggler who sells his soul to the devil. We appear to have missed the first edition.

The Squire’s Tale Gerald Morris (Houghton Mifflin 0-395-86959-5, Apr ’98 [Jun ’98], $15.00, 212pp, hc, cover by Lou Beach) [Squire’s Tale] Young-adult Arthurian novel. An orphan becomes squire to Sir Gawain at Camelot.

The Iron Bridge David Morse (Harcourt Brace 0-15-100259-2, Jul ’98 [Jun ’98], $25.00, 436pp, hc) SF time-travel novel. A woman who travels into the past to undo the world’s first iron bridge, and change history to more eco-sensitive paths, finds the world more complex than she thought. A first novel.

The First Casualty Michael Moscoe (Ace 0-441-00593-4, Jan ’99 [Dec ’98], $5.99, 325pp, pb, cover by Duane O. Myers) [First Casualty] Military SF novel. Greed sparks a wasteful war between Earth and its colony planets.

Lost Days Michael Moscoe (Ace 0-441-00510-1, Feb ’98 [Jan ’98], $5.99, 316pp, pb, cover by Joseph Danisi) [Lost Millennium] Time-travel prehistoric adventure novel, third in “The Lost Millennium”.

Great Ghost Stories ed. Barry Moser (Morrow/Books of Wonder 0-688-14587-6, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $22.00, 204pp, hc, cover by Barry Moser) Young-adult anthology of 13 ghost stories selected and illustrated by Moser. Authors include H.G. Wells, H.P. Lovecraft, and Joyce Carol Oates. There is an afterword by Peter Glassman.

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