The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Time Beyond Beginning William Sarabande (Bantam 0-553-57906-1, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $6.50, 486pp, pb, cover by Mark Harrison) [First Americans] Prehistoric novel, #10 in “The First Americans” series. Packaged by Book Creations, which holds joint copyright with the author. Sarabande is a pen name for Joan Lesley Hamilton Cline.

Blindness José Saramago (Harcourt Brace 0-15-100251-7, Sep ’98, $22.00, 293pp, hc) Magical realism novel by a Nobel Prize-winning author. A city’s inhabitants are suddenly struck by blindness, and social disintegration follows. Translated from the Portuguese Ensaio sobre a cegueira (Caminho 1995) by Giovanni Pontiero. First US edition (Harvill 1997).

Climb the Wind Pamela Sargent (HarperPrism 0-06-105029-6, Dec ’98 [Nov ’98], $25.00, 436pp, hc, cover by Kazuhiko Sano) Alternate-history SF novel. The North American plains Indians unite and drive back United States forces.

Five Worlds #3: Return Al Sarrantonio (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45623-8, Mar ’98 [Feb ’98], $5.99, 285pp, pb, cover by Donato Giancola) [Five Worlds] SF novel, third in the series. Earth’s rightful ruler returns.

The Lanterns of God Ron Sarti (Avon Eos 0-380-73026-X, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $5.99, 305pp, pb) [Chronicles of Scar] Post-holocaust SF novel, third in The Chronicles of Scar.

Fog Magic Julia L. Sauer (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-032163-2, Feb ’98, $4.99, 107pp, tp, cover by Cheryl Harness) Reissue (Viking Penguin 1943) young-adult fantasy novel. 14th printing.

The Blackstone Chronicles John Saul (Ballantine/Fawcett Columbine 0-449-00192-X, Feb ’98 [Jan ’98], $14.95, 527pp, tp, cover by Danilo Ducak) Reprint (SFBC 1997) horror novel originally published in serial form as six paperback novellas.

The Presence John Saul (Ballantine/Fawcett 0-449-00241-1, Jun ’98 [May ’98], $7.99, 421pp, pb) Reprint (Fawcett Columbine 1997) Hawaiian SF/horror novel.

Ever: A Trickster in the Ashes Felicity Savage (HarperPrism 0-06-105834-3, Jun ’98 [May ’98], $14.00, 354pp, tp, cover by Romas Kukalis) [Ever] Fantasy novel, volume three of what is actually one very long novel of a technological alternate world, set at the end of the turn of the last century.

Factoring Humanity Robert J. Sawyer (Tor 0-312-86458-2, Jun ’98 [May ’98], $23.95, 348pp, hc, cover by Shelley Eshkar & Jan Uretsky) Near-future SF novel. Alien data holds the secret to a major technological breakthrough.

Frameshift Robert J. Sawyer (Tor 0-812-57108-8, Nov ’98 [Oct ’98], $6.99, 343pp, pb, cover by Bruce Jensen) Reprint (Tor 1997) SF thriller.

Golden Fleece Robert J. Sawyer (SoulWave Publishers 1-891347-01-2, Nov ’98, $65.00, 259pp, hc, cover by Tom McGee) Reprint (Questar 1990) near-future SF thriller, plus the 1988 novella on which it was based, and a new afterword by Sawyer. Introduction by Orson Scott Card. This is a signed, limited edition of 200; a lettered edition ($125.00) was announced but not seen. Order from SoulWave Publishers, PO Box 24727, Nashville TN 37202-4727; add $5.00 postage.

Illegal Alien Robert J. Sawyer (SFBC #01218, Mar ’98, $10.98, 293pp, hc, cover by Danilo Ducak) Reprint (Ace 1997) SF first-contact novel. This is similar to the Ace edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Illegal Alien Robert J. Sawyer (Ace 0-441-00592-6, Jan ’99 [Dec ’98], $5.99, 301pp, pb, cover by Danilo Ducak) Reprint (Ace 1997) SF first-contact courtroom mystery.

Tesseracts6 ed. Robert J. Sawyer & Carolyn Clink (Tesseract 1-895836-32-8, Nov ’97 [Jan ’98], $8.95, 297pp, tp, cover by Joyce Kline) Original anthology of 20 stories and 10 poems by Canadian writers. Authors include Elisabeth Vonarburg, Nalo Hopkinson, Robert Charles Wilson, Yves Meynard, and James Alan Gardner. Introduction by Sawyer, afterword by Clink. A limited hardcover edition (-33-6, $21.95) is also available. Order from Tesseract Books, The Books Collective, 214-21 Jasper Ave, Edmonton AB Canada T5J 3S2.

Crossing the Line: Canadian Mysteries with a Fantastic Twist ed. Robert J. Sawyer & David Skene-Melvin (Pottersfield Press 1-895-90019-0, Oct ’98, C$15.95, 191pp, tp, cover by Geoff Butler) Anthology of 11 mystery stories with SF or fantasy elements by Canadian authors. Authors include Robertson Davies, William Gibson, Charles de Lint, and Spider Robinson. Order from Pottersfield Press, 83 Leslie Road, East Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia Canada B2Z 1P8; credit card orders 1-800-646-2879; add $5.00 postage.

The Godmother’s Web Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (Ace 0-441-00503-9, Feb ’98 [Jan ’98], $19.95, 308pp, hc, cover by Tara McGovern-Benson) [Godmother] Fantasy novel, third in the “Godmother” series. Contemporary conflicts mix with ancient magics on a Southwestern Indian reservation with a Navajo Godmother.

The Lady in the Loch Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (Ace 0-441-00582-9, Dec ’98 [Nov ’98], $19.95, 258pp, hc, cover by Jean-Yves Kervevain) Alternate-history fantasy/mystery novel. Author Walter Scott, while Sheriff of Edinburgh, investigates murder and encounters ghosts, gypsies, body snatchers, and a mad doctor.

Warrior Princesses ed. Elizabeth Ann Scarborough & Martin H. Greenberg (DAW 0-88677-783-6, May ’98 [Apr ’98], $5.99, 351pp, pb, cover by Tristan Elwell) Original anthology of 20 fantasy stories about warrior princesses. Authors include Megan Lindholm, Elizabeth Moon, and Nina Kiriki Hoffman.

Star of the Sun Charles Schaefer (University Editions 1-56002-736-3, Jan ’98, $10.00, 277pp, tp) SF novel. An archeological find is somehow tied to a comet’s disastrous appearance in 2077. Available from University Editions, 59 Oak Lane, Spring Valley, Huntington WV 25704.

Things Invisible to See ed. Lawrence Schimel (Circlet/Ultra Violet Library 1-885865-22-8, Jun ’98 [Jul ’98], $12.95, 219pp, tp, cover by Mel Odom) Anthology of 11 stories of gay and lesbian magic realism, one original. Authors include Martha Soukup, Nancy Springer, and Michelle Sagara West.

Camelot Fantastic ed. Lawrence Schimel & Martin H. Greenberg (DAW 0-88677-790-9, Jul ’98 [Jun ’98], $5.99, 286pp, pb, cover by John Howe) Original anthology of seven Arthurian fantasy stories. Authors include Nancy Springer, Brian Stableford, and Rosemary Edghill. Introduction by Schimel.

Fields of Blood: Vampire Stories of the Heartland ed. Lawrence Schimel & Martin H. Greenberg (Cumberland House 1-888952-79-2, Apr ’98, $12.95, 209pp, tp) Vampire anthology of 13 stories, four original. Authors include Nancy Holder, Henry Kuttner, and P.N. Elrod. Introduction by Schimel.

Streets of Blood: Vampire Stories from New York City ed. Lawrence Schimel & Martin H. Greenberg (Cumberland House 1-888952-78-4, Mar ’98 [Apr ’98], $12.95, 232pp, tp) Vampire anthology of 13 stories, two original. Authors include Esther M. Friesner, Edward Bryant, and Suzy McKee Charnas. Introduction by Schimel.

Virtually Now: Stories of Science, Technology, and the Future ed. Jeanne Schinto (Persea Books 0-89255-220-4, Nov ’96 [Feb ’98], $13.95, 254pp, tp) Anthology of 15 futuristic tales, three original, intended for literary-minded readers who normally wouldn’t touch SF with a 10-foot pole. Authors include Margaret Atwood, Octavia Butler, Michael Bishop, and Terry Bisson.

Shadows Jonathan Schmidt (Lowell House Juvenile/Roxbury Park 1-56565-776-4, 1997 [Apr ’98], $5.95, 96pp, tp) Young-adult collection of seven horror stories. Copyrighted by RGA Publishing Group. Available from Lowell House Juvenile, 2020 Ave of the Stars, Suite 300, Los Angeles CA 90067.

Crypt Orchids David J. Schow (Subterranean Press 0-9649890-6-9, Apr ’98 [May ’98], $35.00, 235pp, hc, cover by David J. Schow) Collection of 12 stories, three original, plus a short play, and an afterword by Schow. Most are “splatterpunk” horror, many with supernatural elements. The introduction by Robert Bloch was written in 1992 when the book was originally scheduled to appear from another publisher. This is a signed, limited edition of 500; a lettered edition ($100) is also available. Order from Subterranean Press, PO Box 190106, Burton MI 48519.

The C.S. Lewis Readers’ Encyclopedia ed. Jeffrey D. Schultz & John G. West, Jr. (HarperCollins/Zondervan 0-310-21538-2, Jul ’98, $22.99, 464pp, hc) Non-fiction, a reference guide to the life and works of C.S. Lewis, with biography, timeline, and encyclopedic listings that include Lewis’s individual works and letters, and people and subjects referred to in those works; most entries include bibliographic references. [C. S. Lewis]

Windows of the Imagination: Essays on Fantastic Literature Darrell Schweitzer (Borgo Press 0-8095-1921-6, 1998 [Nov ’98], $23.00, 208pp, tp) Non-fiction collection of 29 essays, one original and some revised from their original magazine appearance. Includes notes, a selected bibliography, and index. Available from Borgo Press, PO Box 2845, San Bernardino CA 92406-2845; add $5.00 shipping. Credit card orders: fax 909-888-4942.

The California Kid Fights Back Deborah Scott (Avon Camelot 0-380-72851-6, Sep ’98 [Nov ’98], $3.99, 172pp, tp) [California Kid] Young-adult time-travel fantasy, sequel to The Kid Who Got Zapped Through Time.

The Kid Who Got Zapped Through Time Deborah Scott (Avon Camelot 0-380-72850-8, Sep ’98 [Nov ’98], $3.99, 154pp, tp, cover by Lee MacLeod) [California Kid] Reprint (Avon 1997) young-adult fantasy about a California kid in medieval England.

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