The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Scent of Magic Andre Norton (Avon Eos 0-380-97687-0, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $23.00, 361pp, hc, cover by Hal Just) Fantasy novel. An orphan scullery maid with a heightened sense of smell becomes an herbalist and stops an unnatural evil.

Ciara’s Song Andre Norton & Lyn McConchie (Warner Aspect 0-446-60644-8, Jul ’98 [Jun ’98], $6.50, 245pp, pb, cover by Kevin Johnson) [Witch World] Fantasy novel in the “Chronicles of the Witch World” series.

Derelict for Trade Andre Norton & Sherwood Smith (Tor 0-812-55272-5, Apr ’98 [Mar ’98], $5.99, 283pp, pb, cover by Nicholas Jainschigg) [Solar Queen] Reprint (Tor 1997) SF novel in Norton’s “Solar Queen” series. Copyrighted by Andre Norton Ltd.

A Mind For Trade Andre Norton & Sherwood Smith (Tor 0-812-55273-3, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $5.99, 254pp, pb, cover by Peter Peebles) [Solar Queen] Reprint (Tor 1997) SF novel, second in Tor’s new “Solar Queen” series.

The Borrowers Mary Norton (Harcourt Brace/Odyssey 0-15-209990-5, Jan ’98 [Mar ’98], $6.00, 180pp, tp, cover by Marla Frazee) [Borrowers] Reissue (Dent 1952) young-adult fantasy, first in the series. This repackaged edition has a movie tie-in sticker. Tenth printing.

The Borrowers Afield Mary Norton (Harcourt Brace/Odyssey 0-15-210535-2, Jan ’98 [Mar ’98], $6.00, 215pp, tp, cover by Marla Frazee) [Borrowers] Reissue (Harcourt Brace 1955) young-adult fantasy, second in the series. This repackaged edition has a movie tie-in sticker. Fifth printing.

The Borrowers Afloat Mary Norton (Harcourt Brace/Odyssey 0-15-210534-4, Jan ’98 [Mar ’98], $6.00, 191pp, tp, cover by Marla Frazee) [Borrowers] Reissue (Harcourt Brace 1959) young-adult fantasy, third in the “Borrowers” series. This repackaged edition has a movie tie-in sticker. Fifth printing.

The Borrowers Aloft Mary Norton (Harcourt Brace/Odyssey 0-15-210533-6, Jan ’98 [Mar ’98], $6.00, 191pp, tp, cover by Marla Frazee) [Borrowers] Reissue (Dent 1961) young-adult fantasy, fourth in the “Borrowers” series. This repackaged edition has a movie tie-in sticker. Fifth printing.

The Borrowers Avenged Mary Norton (Harcourt Brace/Odyssey 0-15-210532-8, Jan ’98 [Mar ’98], $6.00, 298pp, tp, cover by Marla Frazee) [Borrowers] Reissue (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1982) young-adult fantasy, fifth in the “Borrowers” series. This repackaged edition has a movie tie-in sticker. Fifth printing.

Flying Cups & Saucers: Gender Explorations in Science Fiction & Fantasy ed. Debbie Notkin & The Secret Feminist Cabal (Edgewood Press 0-9629066-8-9, Nov ’98 [Dec ’98], $18.00, 394pp, tp, cover by Freddie Baer) Anthology of 13 stories that explore gender roles, published in conjunction with the James Tiptree, Jr. Award Council (founded and assisted by various members of The Secret Feminist Cabal). Authors include Ursula K. Le Guin, Ian McDonald, James Patrick Kelly, and Lisa Tuttle. Introduction by Debbie Notkin. Includes a list of Tiptree winners and shortlisted nominees. A limited hardcover edition (-9-7, $40.00) was announced but not seen. Order from Edgewood Press, PO Box 380264, Cambridge MA 02238.

Forgotten Realms: Tymora’s Luck Kate Novak & Jeff Grubb (TSR 0-7869-0726-6, Dec ’97 [Mar ’98], $5.99, 315pp, tp, cover by Blas Gallego) [Forgotten Realms] Fantasy novelization based on the role-playing game, “Lost Gods” #3. Copyrighted by TSR.

Waking in Dreamland Jody Lynn Nye (Baen 0-671-87875-1, May ’98 [Apr ’98], $5.99, 390pp, pb, cover by Stephen Hickman) [Dreamland] Fantasy novel. Roan must stop a mad scientist who wants to wake the Sleepers whose dreams shape their world.

Dry Water Eric S. Nylund (Avon Eos 0-380-79614-7, Apr ’98 [Mar ’98], $3.99, 362pp, pb) Reprint (Avon 1997) Southwestern fantasy novel.

Signal to Noise Eric S. Nylund (Avon Eos 0-380-97513-0, May ’98 [Apr ’98], $23.00, 371pp, hc, cover by Amy Halperin) [Signal to Noise] Near-future SF novel. A hacker researching encryption techniques inadvertently contacts aliens interested in doing business.

The Collector of Hearts Joyce Carol Oates (Penguin/Dutton 0-525-94445-1, Nov ’98 [Oct ’98], $23.95, 323pp, hc, cover by Jim Dine) Collection of 27 stories, subtitled New Tales of the Grotesque.

Telling Stories: An Anthology for Writers ed. Joyce Carol Oates (Norton 0-393-97176-7, 1998 [Jan ’98], $34.95, 733pp, tp, cover by Grant Wood) Associational anthology of 111 stories, narrative poems, and non-fiction pieces aimed at teaching writers. There are sections on the supernatural (Stephen King and H.P. Lovecraft) and on retelling myth and fairy tales (Angela Carter), but the bulk is non-genre, despite pieces from other familiar authors including Harlan Ellison, Jorge Luis Borges, Italo Calvino, and Oates herself.

The Crow: Shattered Lives & Broken Dreams ed. J. O’Barr & Ed Kramer (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41711-9, Nov ’98, $24.00, 368pp, hc, cover by J. O’Barr) [Crow] Original anthology of 19 stories and 10 poems (one a reprint) inspired by the contemporary gothic comic book (created by O’Barr) and subsequent movie. Authors include A.A. Attanasio, Iggy Pop, John Shirley, Nancy A. Collins, Gene Wolfe, and Andrew Vachss. Stories are illustrated by 17 artists including Tom Canty, Don Maitz, and Bob Eggleton. Foreword and introduction by A.A. Attanasio, preface by Kramer.

Blade Mel Odom (HarperPrism 0-06-105913-7, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $5.99, 343pp, pb) SF vampire movie novelization based on a comic book. Copyrighted by New Line Cinema.

Forgotten Realms: The Lost Library of Cormanthyr Mel Odom (TSR 0-7869-0735-5, Mar ’98, $5.99, 315pp, tp, cover by Alan Pollack) [Forgotten Realms] Novelization based on the fantasy role-playing game. “Lost Empires” #1. Copyrighted by TSR.

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Harvest Moon Mel Odom (Pocket Archway 0-671-02119-2, Oct ’98, $4.50, 161pp, pb) [Sabrina, the Teenage Witch] Young-adult novelization, 15th in the series based on the TV show based on the Archie Comic. Copyrighted by Viacom Productions.

Found June Oldham (Putnam Paperstar 0-698-11674-7, Jun ’98 [Jul ’98], $4.99, 199pp, pb, cover by Wendell Minor) Reprint (Orchard US 1996) young-adult near-future SF novel of unwanted children in an abandoned countryside.

The Gift Patrick O’Leary (Tor 0-312-86403-5, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $13.95, 287pp, tp, cover by Thomas Canty) Reprint (Tor 1997) fantasy novel.

Rebel Yell: A Short Guide to Fiction Writing Lance Olsen (Cambrian Publications 1-878914-50-2, Oct ’98, $18.95, 239pp, tp) Associational guide to writing alternative fiction, with mini-interviews with Kathy Acker, Michael Arnzen, Samuel R. Delany, Paul Di Filippo, Jonathan Lethem, and others. Order from Cambrian Publications, PO Box 41220, San Jose CA 95160.

Star Trek: The Captain’s Table, Book Six: Where Sea Meets Sky Jerry Oltion (Pocket 0-671-02400-0, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $6.50, 267pp, pb) [Star Trek; Captain’s Table] Star Trek novelization. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

Star Trek: Invasion! ed. John J. Ordover (Pocket 0-671-02185-0, Jun ’98 [May ’98], $14.00, 937pp, tp) [Star Trek; Invasion] Omnibus of the four novels in the Star Trek all-series crossover novelization: First Strike by Diane Darey, The Soldiers of Fear by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Time’s Enemy by L.A. Graf, and The Final Fury by Dafydd ab Hugh (all Pocket 1996). Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

Darkloom Cary Osborne (Ace 0-441-00569-1, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $5.99, 262pp, pb, cover by Luis Royo) [Deathweave] SF novel, sequel to Deathweave.

Apacheria Jake Page (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41411-X, Apr ’98 [Mar ’98], $5.99, 342pp, pb, cover by Jane Sterrett) Alternate history SF novel of an independent Apache nation and their interactions with the US — government and gangsters.

Ghost Country Sara Paretsky (Delacorte 0-385-29933-8, May ’98, $24.95, 386pp, hc, cover by Honi Werner) Contemporary novel/fairy tale, with debatable fantasy elements, of a frustrated psychiatrist, goddess-worshippers, cold-blooded villains, and maybe a fairy godmother.

Hand of Prophecy Severna Park (Avon Eos 0-380-97639-0, Mar ’98 [Feb ’98], $14.00, 307pp, hc) [Speaking Dreams] SF novel of slaves and interstellar war, set in the same universe as Speaking Dreams.

Dark Shadows: Angelique’s Descent Lara Parker (HarperEntertainment 0-06-105751-7, Dec ’98 [Nov ’98], $6.99, 515pp, pb) [Dark Shadows] Novelization by the actress who originally played the character on TV.

Timecop: The Scavenger Dan Parkinson (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-42196-5, Nov ’98 [Oct ’98], $5.99, 241pp, pb, cover by Julie Bell) [Timecop] Time-travel SF novelization based on the TV series based on the movie. Copyrighted by Universal Studios Publishing Rights.

Timecop: Viper’s Spawn Dan Parkinson (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-42195-7, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $5.99, 235pp, pb, cover by Julie Bell) [Timecop] Novelization based on the time-travel movie. Copyrighted by Universal Studios Publishing Rights.

The Whispers Dan Parkinson (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41380-6, Apr ’98 [Mar ’98], $5.99, 268pp, pb, cover by Min Choi) [Gates of Time] Time-travel SF novel, first book of “The Gates of Time”. A Kansas couple’s home becomes a depot for mysterious beings looking for the beginning of time. Packaged and copyrighted by Siegel & Siegel Ltd.

Storytellers Julie Anne Parks (Design Image Group 1-891946-04-8, Nov ’98 [Dec ’98], $15.95, tp) Horror novel. A horror writer encounters ancient evil out of Native American legend in the backwoods of North Carolina. A first novel.

Red Right Hand Norman Partridge (Subterranean Press, Feb ’98, $10.00, 32pp, ph, cover by Mark A. Nelson) Associational non-supernatural horror short story in chapbook form. This is a signed, limited edition of 250. Order from Subterranean Press, PO Box 190106, Burton MI 48519; postage included in price.

Wildest Dreams Norman Partridge (Subterranean Press 1-892284-00-6, Nov ’98, $40.00, 201pp, hc, cover by Gail Cross) Horror novel. A hired killer who can see ghosts is set up in San Francisco. This is a signed, limited edition of 500. Order from Subterranean Press, PO Box 190106, Burton MI 48519.

Parzival: The Quest of the Grail Knight Katherine Paterson (Penguin/Lodestar 0-525-67579-5, Mar ’98 [Feb ’98], $15.99, 127pp, hc, cover by Curtis Woodbridge) Young-adult Arthurian novella of Parzival’s quest, based on the poem by Wolfram von Eschenbach.

When the Wind Blows James Patterson (Little, Brown 0-316-69332-4, Nov ’98 [Oct ’98], $25.00, 416pp, hc, cover by Joe Ovies) [When the Wind Blows] Cautionary SF thriller by a well-known suspense writer. A veterinarian stumbles on winged children, the result of outlaw genetic experiments.

The Painter Knight Fiona Patton (DAW 0-88677-780-1, Jun ’98 [May ’98], $6.99, 522pp, pb, cover by Jody A. Lee) [Brannion] Fantasy novel set in the same land as The Stone Prince, but over a century earlier. A painter saves a child ruler from her ambitious uncle — with the help of normally opposed gods.

Fire Arrow Edith Pattou (Harcourt Brace 0-15-201635-X, May ’98, $17.00, hc, cover by Michael Hussar) [Songs of Eirren] Young-adult fantasy novel, sequel to Hero’s Song, the “Second Song of Eirren”. A young archer seeking revenge finds a magic arrow that leads her to an evil sorcerer.

Hero’s Song Edith Pattou (Harcourt Brace/Magic Carpet 0-15-201636-8, Apr ’98, $6.00, 315pp, pb, cover by Michael Hussar) [Songs of Eirren] Reprint (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1991) young-adult Celtic fantasy novel, book one of “The Songs of Eirren”.

The Transall Saga Gary Paulsen (Delacorte 0-385-32196-1, May ’98, $15.95, 248pp, hc, cover by Jon Paul Ferrara) Young-adult time-travel SF novel. A teen is transported to what appears to be another world.

Last Love in Constantinople: A Tarot Novel for Divination Milorad Pavic (Dufour Editions 0-8023-1323-X, Jun ’98, $23.95, 184pp, tp, cover by Ivan Pavic) Literary fantasy of two families in Europe during the Napoleonic wars, with instructions on how to read the book using tarot cards; cards illustrated by Ivan Pavic may be cut out and used. Tranlated from the Serbian (1994) by Christina Pribichevich-Zoric. First US edition (Peter Owen 1998); unusually for Dufour, this is NOT a stickered UK edition. Order from Dufour Editions, Chester Springs PA 19425-0007; (610) 458-5005.

The Blood Jaguar Michael H. Payne (Tor 0-312-86783-2, Dec ’98 [Nov ’98], $22.95, 256pp, hc, cover by Jim Carroll) Fantasy novel set in an alternate North America, with towns and cities inhabited by animals. A bobcat, fisher, and skink try to stop the Blood Jaguar from bringing plague. A first novel.

Wisdom and Innocence: A Life of G.K. Chesterton Joseph Pearce (Ignatius Press 0-898-70629-7, May ’97 [Apr ’98], $29.95, 522pp, hc) Non-fiction, biography. There are eight unpaginated pages of photos. Includes notes and index. First US edition (Ignatius Press 1996). This was scheduled to appear in the US in 1997, but was not seen until now; it appears to be the 1996 UK edition, not previously listed. Ignatius Press, PO Box 1339, Ft. Collins CO 80522; 800-651-1531; $5.00 postage. [G. K. Chesterton]

The Great Interactive Dream Machine Richard Peck (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-038264-X, Nov ’98 [Dec ’98], $4.99, 149pp, tp, cover by Broeck Steadman) [Lost in Cyberspace] Reprint (Dial 1996) young-adult humorous SF, sequel to Lost in Cyberspace.

Omon Ra Victor Pelevin (New Directions 0-8112-1364-1, Feb ’98 [Jan ’98], $9.95, 154pp, tp) Reprint (Harbord 1994) surreal satiric novel of Russian bureaucracy and space program. Translated by Andrew Bromfield from the Russian.

A Werewolf Problem in Central Russia and Other Stories Victor Pelevin (New Directions 0-8112-1394-3, Nov ’98 [Oct ’98], $23.95, 213pp, hc) Collection of eight satiric fables and strange stories. Translated by Andrew Bromfield from the Russian (1994). First US edition (Harbord UK 1998, not seen).

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