The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Johnny Maxwell Trilogy Terry Pratchett (SFBC #00238, Mar ’98 [Feb ’98], $10.98, 408pp, hc, cover by Jim Burns) [Johnny Maxwell] Omnibus of humorous young-adult SF/fantasy novels Only You Can Save Mankind (1992), Johnny and the Dead (1993), and Johnny and the Bomb (1996). This special SFBC edition has ISBN 1-56865-620-3, and is the first US publication of any of these novels. It lacks a price, and has the SFBC number on the back jacket. A poster of the cover art is included with the shrink-wrapped book.

The Light Fantastic Terry Pratchett (Penguin/Roc 0-451-16241-2, Jun ’98 [May ’98], $5.99, 255pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Discworld] Reissue (Colin Smythe 1985) fantasy novel, second in the Discworld series. Fourth printing.

Maskerade Terry Pratchett (HarperPrism 0-06-105691-X, Nov ’98 [Oct ’98], $6.50, 358pp, pb, cover by Carl D. Galian) [Discworld] Reprint (Gollancz 1995) humorous fantasy novel, “Discworld” #18, by the UK numbering.

The Island Tribe Charlotte Prentiss (HarperPaperbacks 0-06-101012-X, Mar ’97 [Dec ’98], $5.99, 355pp, pb, cover by Luis Royo) [Island Tribe] Associational prehistorical novel. Prentiss is a pen name for Charles Platt. This is dated 1997, but not seen until now.

The Ocean Tribe Charlotte Prentiss (HarperChoice 0-06-101011-1, Jan ’99 [Dec ’98], $6.50, 378pp, pb, cover by Luis Royo) [Island Tribe] Associational prehistorical novel, sequel to The Island Tribe. Prentiss is a pen name for Charles Platt.

People of the Mesa Charlotte Prentiss (Penguin/Onyx 0-451-17850-5, Feb ’95 [Dec ’98], $5.50, 416pp, pb, cover by Marcel Rozenberg) Associational prehistorical novel of the American Southwest. Prentiss is a pen name for Charles Platt. This is dated 1995, but not seen until now; two other Prentiss prehistoricals (Children of the Ice, Children of the Sun) have not been seen.

Reliquary Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (Tor 0-812-54283-5, Jul ’98 [Jun ’98], $7.99, 464pp, pb) [Relic] Reprint (Forge 1997) horror novel, sequel to Relic. An international mass market edition with the same information appeared June 1998.

Secret Passages Paul Preuss (Tor 0-812-57148-7, Aug ’98 [Jul ’98], $6.99, 341pp, pb, cover by Robert Santora) [Broken Symmetries] Reprint (Tor 1997) SF novel of archaeology and quantum physics, semi-sequel to Broken Symmetries.

The Innsmouth Cycle ed. Robert M. Price (Chaosium 1-56882-113-1, Mar ’98 [Feb ’98], $12.95, 233pp, tp, cover by H. E. Fassl) Anthology of 13 Lovecraftian horror stories and three poems about “The Taint of the Deep Ones”. Price discusses Lovecraft’s work and later additions in the introduction, and each story is prefaced with comments on its place in the cycle.

Second Coming Attractions David Prill (St. Martin’s 0-312-18173-6, Mar ’98 [Apr ’98], $22.95, 248pp, hc, cover by Barry Marcus) Associational satirical novel of rival Christian film companies.

The House on Hound Hill Maggie Prince (Houghton Mifflin 0-395-90702-0, Sep ’98 [Oct ’98], $15.00, 242pp, hc, cover by Gary A. Lippincott) Young-adult time-travel ghost novel. A contemporary girl visits plague-stricken 17th-century London. First US edition (Orion 1996 as Here Comes a Candle to Light You to Bed).

St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost, and Gothic Writers ed. David Pringle (St. James Press 1-55862-206-3, Jan ’98 [Feb ’98], $95.00, 746pp, hc) Non-fiction, reference. A bio-bibliographical guide to over 450 writers. This is the second in a two-volume set; the first volume (St. James Guide to Fantasy Writers) covers fantasy writers, with emphasis on the 20th century. Available from St. James Press/Gale Research, PO Box 33477, Detroit MI 48232-5477; orders 800-345-0392.

Clockwork Philip Pullman (Scholastic/Levine 0-590-12999-6, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $14.95, 112pp, hc, cover by Leonid Gore) Young-adult fantasy novella about an apprentice clockmaker who sells his soul. Illustrated by Leonid Gore. First US edition (Doubleday UK 1996).

Count Karlstein Philip Pullman (Knopf 0-679-89255-9, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $17.00, 243pp, hc, cover by Kevin Hawkes) Young-adult mock-gothic fantasy novel. An evil count with two English girls as wards makes a nasty bargain with the local Demon Huntsman. First US edition (Chatto & Windus 1982); this edition has new illustrations by Diana Bryan.

The Golden Compass Philip Pullman (Knopf Paperbacks 0-679-89310-5, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $10.00, 399pp, tp, cover by Eric Rohmann) [His Dark Materials] Reprint (Scholastic UK 1995 as His Dark Materials: Northern Lights) young-adult alternate-world fantasy.

His Dark Materials 2: The Subtle Knife Philip Pullman (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41336-9, May ’98 [Apr ’98], $5.99, 288pp, pb, cover by Eric Peterson) [His Dark Materials] Reprint (Knopf 1997) young-adult fantasy novel, sequel to the award-winning The Golden Compass.

His Dark Materials 2: The Subtle Knife Philip Pullman (BOMC/QPBC, May ’98 [Aug ’98], $13.95, 326pp, tp, cover by Eric Peterson) [His Dark Materials] Reprint (Knopf 1997) young-adult fantasy novel, sequel to the award-winning The Golden Compass. This is a trade paperback reproduction of the Knopf hardcover edition.

King Stork Howard Pyle (Morrow Junior 0-688-15813-7, Mar ’98 [Feb ’98], $16.00, 48pp, hc, cover by Trina Schart Hyman) Reprint (Little, Brown 1973) children’s picture-book fantasy short story, with full-color illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman.

My Ishmael Daniel Quinn (Bantam 0-553-37965-8, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $13.95, 288pp, tp, cover by Claude Anderson) [Ishmael] Reprint (Bantam 1997) philosophical quasi-SF quasi-novel, sequel to Ishmael.

DragonLance Fifth Age: The Eve of the Maelstrom Jean Rabe (TSR 0-7869-0749-5, Feb ’98, $5.99, 312pp, tp, cover by Jeff Easley) [DragonLance: Dragons of a New Age] Fantasy novelization based on the role-playing game. “Dragons of a New Age” #3. Copyrighted by TSR.

The Ghost of Hannah Mendes Naomi Ragen (Simon & Schuster 0-684-83393-X, Sep ’98, $24.00, 384pp, hc, cover by Honi Werner) Ghost novel. A woman wishing to interest her granddaughters in their family history gets help from ghosts real and imagined.

Dean Koontz: A Writer’s Biography Katherine Ramsland (HarperPrism 0-06-105351-1, Aug ’98 [Sep ’98], $16.00, 508pp, tp) Reprint (HarperPrism 1997) biography. [Dean R. Koontz]

Piercing the Darkness: Undercover with Vampires in America Today Katherine Ramsland (HarperPrism 0-06-105062-8, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $24.00, 371pp, hc) Non-fiction look at the underground vampire culture in New York, New Orleans, and other big cities. Some of it is pretty scary.

The Homecoming Kimberly Rangel (Leisure 0-8439-4352-1, 1998 [Mar ’98], $5.50, 360pp, pb) Horror novel. A dead serial killer’s spirit returns.

Exiles 2: The Mageborn Traitor Melanie Rawn (DAW 0-88677-731-3, Mar ’98 [Feb ’98], $6.99, 775pp, pb, cover by Michael Whelan) [Exiles] Reprint (DAW 1997) fantasy novel, second in the “Exiles” series.

Voodoo Child Michael Reaves (Tor 0-312-85608-3, Mar ’98 [Feb ’98], $25.95, 350pp, hc, cover by Michael Koelsch) Horror novel of voodoo in New Orleans.

Dorian Jeremy Reed (Dufour Editions 0-7206-1012-5, Jan ’98 [May ’98], $27.95, 167pp, hc, cover by Anita Yeomans) [Dorian Gray] Dark literary fantasy novel, a hallucinatory sequel to Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. This is the 1997 Peter Owen UK edition (previously listed) with Dufour stickers. Order from Dufour Editions, Chester Springs PA 19425-0007; (610) 458-5005.

Weird Women, Wired Women Kit Reed (University Press of New England/Wesleyan 0-8195-2255-4, Apr ’98, $16.95, 214pp, tp, cover by Joseph Reed) Collection of 19 stories, three original, nine from previous collections, with a foreword by Connie Willis. A hardcover edition (-2254-6, $40.00) was announced but not seen. Available from University Press of New England, 23 South Main St, Hanover NH 03755; orders 800-421-1561; add $2.50 postage.

The Short Fiction of Kurt Vonnegut Peter J. Reed (Greenwood Press 0-313-30235-9, Oct ’97 [Feb ’98], $55.00, 175pp, hc) Critical examination of Vonnegut’s short works. Includes a chronology, bibliography, index, and an appendix discussing Vonnegut’s work on his college and high school newspapers. Order from Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, Box 5007, Westport CT 06881; credit card orders: 800-225-5800. [Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.]

Beneath the Gated Sky Robert Reed (Tor 0-312-86477-9, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $16.95, 347pp, tp, cover by Paul Lehr) [Beyond the Veil of Stars] Reprint (Tor 1997) SF novel, sequel to Beyond the Veil of Stars.

An Exaltation of Larks Robert Reed (Tor 0-312-85887-6, Mar ’98 [Feb ’98], $12.95, 251pp, tp) Reprint (Tor 1995) SF time-travel novel about future creatures trying to recreate and change our universe.

Icefire Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens (Pocket 0-671-01402-1, Jul ’98 [Jun ’98], $23.00, 484pp, hc, cover by Tony Greco) [Icefire] SF thriller. Nuclear explosions are set to free the Ross Shelf from Antarctica, causing tidal waves and flooding.

Monsters and My One True Love Dian Curtis Regan (Holt 0-8050-4676-3, Apr ’98 [May ’98], $15.95, 199pp, hc, cover by Melissa Sweet) [Monsters of the Month Club] Young-adult humorous horror novel, fourth and final in the series beginning with Monsters of the Month Club.

The Children of Wrath Mickey Zucker Reichert (DAW 0-88677-785-2, Jun ’98 [May ’98], $24.95, 516pp, hc, cover by Jody A. Lee) [Renshai Chronicles] Fantasy novel, third and final in the “Renshai Chronicles”, set 300 years after Ragnarok in “The Last of the Renshai” trilogy.

Spirit Fox Mickey Zucker Reichert & Jennifer Wingert (DAW 0-88677-806-9, Dec ’98 [Nov ’98], $23.95, 386pp, hc, cover by Gordon Crabb) Fantasy novel. A young woman with the spirit of a fox in her faces enemy forces that consider her demonically possessed.

Angela and Diabola Lynne Reid Banks (Avon Camelot 0-380-79409-8, May ’98 [Apr ’98], $4.50, 163pp, tp, cover by Debra Spina Dixon) Reprint (Avon 1997) young-adult fantasy novel about twin sisters with psychic powers.

A Tremor in the Bitter Earth Katya Reimann (Tor 0-312-86008-0, Jun ’98 [May ’98], $24.95, 381pp, hc, cover by Romas Kukalis) [Tielmaran Chronicles] Fantasy novel, book two in the “Tielmaran Chronicles”, sequel to Wind from a Foreign Sky.

A Tremor in the Bitter Earth Katya Reimann (SFBC #15447, Jul ’98 [Jun ’98], $12.50, 381pp, hc, cover by Romas Kukalis) [Tielmaran Chronicles] Reprint (Tor 1998) fantasy novel, book two in the “Tielmaran Chronicles”. This is similar to the Tor edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: All You Need is a Love Spell Randi Reisfeld (Pocket Archway 0-671-01695-4, Feb ’98 [Mar ’98], $4.50, 161pp, pb) [Sabrina, the Teenage Witch] Young-adult novelization, seventh in the series based on the TV show based on the Archie Comic. Copyrighted by Viacom Productions.

PaperQuake Kathryn Reiss (Harcourt Brace 0-15-201183-8, Apr ’98 [May ’98], $17.00, 264pp, hc, cover by Tracy Sabin) Young-adult fantasy. An earthquake in contemporary San Francisco uncovers notes from 1906 that Viola is sure were written to her.

Silver Matthew Remski (Insomniac Press 1-895837-23-5, 1998 [Nov ’98], $14.99, 395pp, tp) Postmodern/absurdist/fantasy novel that includes such characters as J.P. Morgan, the Silver Surfer, Bob Barker, and Jesus Christ. This appears to be an international edition from a Canadian publisher.

The King Must Die and The Bull from the Sea Mary Renault (SFBC #17990, Aug ’98 [Jul ’98], $12.98, 531pp, hc, cover by Parker Fulton) [Theseus] Reprint (BOMC/QPBC 1992) omnibus of two novels based on the Greek myth of Theseus: The King Must Die (1958) and The Bull from the Sea (1962). This special SFBC edition has ISBN 1-56865-806-0; it lacks a price, has the SFBC number on the back jacket, and comes shrinkwrapped with a poster of the cover art.

In Legend Born Laura Resnick (Tor 0-312-89055-9, Aug ’98 [Jul ’98], $25.95, 461pp, hc, cover by Romas Kukalis) [In Legend Born] Fantasy novel. A prophet foretells tribes of the great warrior who will expell their oppressors.

In Legend Born Laura Resnick (SFBC #00554, Dec ’98 [Nov ’98], $12.98, 461pp, hc, cover by Romas Kukalis) [In Legend Born] Reprint (Tor 1998) fantasy novel of an enslaved people awaiting their foretold liberator.

An Alien Land Mike Resnick (Dark Regions Press 1-888993-12-X, Jul ’98, $11.95, 212pp, tp, cover by McEvoy) Collection of seven stories set in Africa, including the Nebula-winning “Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge”. Resnick’s introduction discusses his use of Africa as inspiration. One story is co-authored by Susan Shwartz. Forward by Barbara Delaplace. A lettered, leatherbound limited edition (-13-8) and a signed, limited hardcover edition of 250 (-10-3) were announced but not seen. Order from Dark Regions Press, PO Box 6301, Concord CA 94524.

A Hunger in the Soul Mike Resnick (Tor 0-312-85438-2, May ’98 [Apr ’98], $21.95, 221pp, hc, cover by Julie Bell) Africa-inspired SF novel. A journalist seeks a famous medical researcher on a jungle world.

Kirinyaga Mike Resnick (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41701-1, Mar ’98, $25.00, 293pp, hc, cover by John Harris) [Koriba (Kirinyaga)] Collection/novel of eight related stories, with framing epilogue and prologue. A space colony attempts to recreate the old way of life of the Kikiyu people of Kenya. The author’s afterword discusses how the stories came to be written, and the various awards and nominations they garnered individually (among them, two Hugo awards).

Kirinyaga Mike Resnick (SFBC #02905, May ’98 [Apr ’98], $12.50, 293pp, hc, cover by John Harris) [Koriba (Kirinyaga)] Reprint (Del Rey 1998) SF collection of related stories. This is similar to the Del Rey edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Widowmaker Unleashed Mike Resnick (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57162-1, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $5.99, 231pp, pb, cover by Donato Giancola) [Widowmaker] SF novel of a bounty hunter in the lawless frontier worlds. Book three in the “Widowmaker” trilogy. The original Widowmaker is awakened from cryogenic sleep.

Magic City Jewell Parker Rhodes (HarperPerennial 0-06-092907-3, 1998 [Jun ’98], $13.00, 271pp, tp, cover by Amanda Ward) Reprint (HarperCollins 1997) historical novel with supernatural elements.

Pandora Anne Rice (Ballantine 0-345-42238-4, Jan ’99 [Dec ’98], $6.99, 344pp, pb) [Vampire Chronicles: New Tales of the Vampires] Reprint (Knopf 1998) vampire novel.

Pandora Anne Rice (Random House/Knopf 0-375-40159-8, Mar ’98 [Feb ’98], $19.95, 353pp, hc, cover by Auguste Racinet) [Vampire Chronicles: New Tales of the Vampires] Vampire novel. David Talbot (from Memnoch the Devil) asks Pandora (last in Queen of the Damned) to tell her life story. First in the “New Tales of the Vampires” series.

Pandora Anne Rice (SFBC #00871, May ’98 [Apr ’98], $9.98, 224pp, hc, cover by Auguste Racinet) [Vampire Chronicles: New Tales of the Vampires] Reprint (Knopf 1998) vampire novel. This is similar to the Knopf edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Servant of the Bones Anne Rice (Ballantine 0-345-38941-7, Nov ’98 [Oct ’98], $7.99, 419pp, pb) [Azriel] Reprint (Knopf; Chatto & Windus 1996) horror novel, first in a trilogy. An international edition with the same information appeared July 1997.

The Vampire Armand Anne Rice (Random House/Knopf 0-679-45447-0, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $26.95, 388pp, hc, cover by Sandro Botticelli) [Vampire Chronicles] Vampire novel in the “Vampire Chronicles”, telling the story of Armand’s life across the centuries.

Violin Anne Rice (Ballantine 0-345-38942-5, Aug ’98 [Jul ’98], $14.00, 287pp, tp, cover by Guido Reni) Reprint (Chatto & Windus 1997) ghost novel.

Curfew Phil Rickman (Berkley 0-425-14334-1, Oct ’98, $7.50, 625pp, pb) Reissue (Macmillan UK 1993 as Crybbe) horror novel. 11th printing.

Oz and Beyond: The Fantasy World of L. Frank Baum Michael O. Riley (University Press of Kansas 0-7006-0933-4, Oct ’98, $15.95, 286pp, tp, cover by John R. Neill) Reprint (University Press of Kansas 1997) non-fiction, a critical exploration of Baum’s fantasies. Order from University of Kansas Press, 2501 W 15th St., Lawrence KS 66049. [L. Frank Baum]

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