The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Toward the End of Time John Updike (Ballantine/Fawcett Columbine 0-449-00041-9, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $12.95, 334pp, tp) Reprint (Knopf 1997) literary post-holocaust SF novel set in 2020.

This Impatient Ape Steven Utley (Anamnesis Press, Feb ’98 [May ’98], $5.95, 43pp, ph, cover by Steven Utley) Chapbook poetry collection of 34 poems, some previously published. Order from Anamnesis Press, PO Box 51115, Palo Alto CA 94303; price includes postage.

Bodies Boris Vallejo (Thunder’s Mouth Press 1-56025-158-1, Aug ’98 [Jun ’98], $24.95, unpaginated, tp, cover by Boris Vallejo) Reprint (Dragon’s World 1994) associational photography art book. Photos of models help reveal Vallejo’s inspiration and techniques. A hardcover edition supposedly appeared in 1996, but was not seen. Thunder’s Mouth Press, 841 Broadway 4th Floor, New York NY 10003.

Hindsight Boris Vallejo (Thunder’s Mouth Press 1-56025-167-0, 1998 [Nov ’98], $34.95, unpaginated, hc, cover by Boris Vallejo) Associational photography art book. Photos of models’ backsides help reveal Vallejo’s artistic inspirations, not to mention his (admitted) obsession. Thunder’s Mouth Press, 841 Broadway 4th Floor, New York NY 10003.

Northern Dreamers: interviews with Famous Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Writers ed. Edo van Belkom (Quarry Press 1-55082-206-3, May ’98 [Jun ’98], $14.95, 255pp, tp) Non-fiction collection of interviews with 22 Canadian authors including Nancy Baker, Charles de Lint, Dave Duncan, Elisabeth Vonarburg, William Gibson, and Tanya Huff. Order from Quarry Press, PO Box 1061, Kingston ONT K7L 4Y5, Canada.

Anvil Nicolas Van Pallandt (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45669-6, Feb ’98 [Jan ’98], $6.99, 476pp, pb, cover by Danilo Ducak) Far-future SF mystery. A man investigates his sister’s death in the city of Kyara. A first novel.

Slan A. E. van Vogt (Tor/Orb 0-312-85236-3, Mar ’98 [Feb ’98], $12.95, 255pp, tp, cover by Hubert Rogers) [Slan] Reprint (Arkham House 1946) classic SF novel. This follows the revised text of the 1951 Simon & Schuster edition, and uses the original, October 1940 Astounding cover.

The Demon Princes Jack Vance (SFBC #19264, Mar ’98, $17.98, 965pp, hc, cover by Ron Walotsky) [Demon Princes] Omnibus of five novels: The Star King (1964), The Killing Machine (1964), The Palace of Love (1967), The Face (1979), and The Book of Dreams (1981). This special SFBC edition has ISBN 1-56865-504-5, and comes shrink-wrapped with a poster of the cover art. It lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Night Lamp Jack Vance (Tor 0-312-86472-8, Mar ’98 [Feb ’98], $14.95, 380pp, tp, cover by Vladimir Nenov) [Gaean Reach] Reprint (Underwood 1996) SF novel of a young man’s search for his past.

Ports of Call Jack Vance (Underwood Books 1-887424-39-3, Mar ’98, $60.00, 239pp, hc, cover by Rick Berry) [Gaean Reach] SF novel about the adventures of an interplanetary con man. This is a boxed, signed, limited edition; this says “limited edition of 350”, but the publisher says only 271 copies were manufactured. Simultaneous with the Tor trade hardcover edition. Order from Underwood Books, PO Box 1609, Grass Valley CA 95945.

Ports of Call Jack Vance (Tor 0-312-85801-9, Apr ’98 [Mar ’98], $24.95, 300pp, hc, cover by Vladimir Nenov) [Gaean Reach] SF novel. The adventures of an interplanetary con man. Simultaneous with the limited edition from Underwood Books.

The Changeling Prince Vivian Vande Velde (HarperPrism 0-06-105705-3, Feb ’98 [Jan ’98], $5.99, 290pp, pb, cover by Don Maitz) [Weiland] Fantasy novel. A wolf raised as a man by a sorceress realizes her evil must be stopped, even if he will be stuck as a wolf forever.

A Coming Evil Vivian Vande Velde (Houghton Mifflin 0-395-90012-3, Oct ’98, $16.00, 213pp, hc, cover by Joan Hall) Young-adult historical fantasy novel. A medieval ghost helps a girl hide refugees during the Nazi occupation of France.

Curses, Inc. and Other Stories Vivian Vande Velde (Dell/Laurel-Leaf 0-440-22767-4, Sep ’98, $4.50, 226pp, pb, cover by Tristan Elwell) Reprint (Harcourt Brace 1997) young-adult collection of 10 fantasy stories.

Ghost of a Hanged Man Vivian Vande Velde (Marshall Cavendish 0-7614-5015-7, Sep ’98 [Oct ’98], $14.95, 95pp, hc, cover by Teresa Flavin) Young-adult ghost novella of a Wild West ghost. Order from Marshall Cavendish, 99 White Plains Rd, Tarrytown NY 10591; 800-821-9881.

Smart Dog Vivian Vande Velde (Harcourt Brace 0-15-201847-6, Sep ’98, $16.00, 146pp, hc, cover by Brad Weinman) Young-adult SF novel. A girl befriends a talking dog on the run from a university lab.

Spellbound Vivian Vande Velde (SFBC #10929, Jun ’98, $10.98, 296pp, hc, cover by Victor Lee) [Weiland] Omnibus of two fantasy novels, The Changeling Prince (1997) and The Conjurer Princess (1998), plus a short story, about the warrior Weiland and wizard Lylene. This special SFBC edition has ISBN 1-56865-689-0, and comes shrinkwrapped with a poster of the cover art.

A Well-Timed Enchantment Vivian Vande Velde (Harcourt Brace/Magic Carpet 0-15-201765-8, Mar ’98, $6.00, 228pp, pb, cover by Gary A. Lippincott) Reprint (Crown 1990) young-adult time travel fantasy.

Leviathan, Volume Two ed. Jeff VanderMeer & Rose Secrest (The Ministry of Whimsy Press 1-8904-6403-1, Aug ’98, $10.99, 183pp, tp, cover by Scott Eagle) Original anthology, subtitled “The Legacy of Boccaccio”, of four novellas; one, by Richard Calder, “forms the basis” of the novel Franzetta (not yet published in the US). There are interviews with each of the authors, and an essay on the novella form by David Pringle. Other authors are Rhys Hughes, L. Timmel Duchamp, and Stepan Chapman. Order from The Ministry of Whimsy, PO Box 4248, Tallahassee, FL 32315; add $1.00 postage.

The Golden Globe John Varley (Ace 0-441-00558-6, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $22.95, 425pp, hc, cover by Danilo Ducak) [Eight Worlds] SF novel of an actor and wanted con-man, touring the solar system with a Shakespearean troupe.

The Golden Globe John Varley (SFBC #01396, Jan ’99 [Dec ’98], $11.50, 425pp, hc, cover by Danilo Ducak) [Eight Worlds] Reprint (Ace 1998) SF novel of a planet-hopping thespian/con man. This is similar to the Ace edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Titan John Varley (Ace 0-441-81304-6, Dec ’98, $5.99, 309pp, pb, cover by Todd Cameron Hamilton) [Gaea] Reissue (Berkley-Putnam 1979) SF novel, first in the “Gaean” trilogy.

Wizard John Varley (Ace 0-441-90067-4, Jan ’99 [Dec ’98], $6.99, 372pp, pb, cover by Todd Cameron Hamilton) [Gaea] Reissue (Berkley/Putnam 1980) SF novel, second in the “Gaean” trilogy. 18th printing.

The Chase of the Golden Meteor Jules Verne (University of Nebraska Press 0-8032-9619-3, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $13.00, 292pp, tp) Reprint (Grant Richards 1909) early SF novel, translated from the 1908 French La Chasse au metéoré. New introduction by Gregory Benford. Order from University of Nebraska Press, 312 North 14th St, PO Box 880484, Lincoln NE 68588-0484; credit card orders 800-755-1105.

The Smithsonian Institution Gore Vidal (Random House 0-375-50121-5, Mar ’98 [Feb ’98], $23.00, 260pp, hc, cover by John Ennis) Surreal, quasi-SF time-travel novel. A 13-year-old prodigy come to help create the atomic bomb meets great minds kept alive in magical museum exhibits.

Lost in Space Joan D. Vinge (HarperPrism 0-06-105908-0, Apr ’98, $5.99, 225pp, pb) [Lost in Space] Novelization of movie based on the 60s TV show. Includes eight unpaginated pages of color stills. A hardcover edition (-105049-0, $22.00, 179pp) is also available. Copyrighted by New Line Cinema.

Manjinn Moon Denise Vitola (Ace 0-441-00521-7, Apr ’98 [Mar ’98], $5.99, 266pp, pb, cover by Neal McPheeters) [Ty Merrick] Near-future SF mystery, third in the series featuring lycanthropic detective Ty Merrick.

The White Tribunal Paula Volsky (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57581-3, Aug ’98 [Jul ’98], $6.50, 501pp, pb, cover by John Jude Palencar) Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1997) fantasy novel. A young man pawns his soul to avenge his father’s death.

The Atrocity Shop Kurt von Trojan (Altair Publishing 0-646-35405-1, 1998 [Aug ’98], $8.95, 172pp, tp, cover by Margaret Anne Davies) Near-future SF novel. Bonus Adulator works in a shop that provides unmentionable services to persons of power, while neo-Nazis and the radical Left run amok. Order from Altair, PO Box 475, Blackwood SA 5051, Australia;

Bluebeard Kurt Vonnegut (Delta 0-385-33351-X, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $11.95, 318pp, tp, cover by Gene Greif) Reprint (Delacort 1987) associational novel.

Cat’s Cradle Kurt Vonnegut (Delta 0-385-33348-X, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $11.95, 287pp, tp, cover by Gene Greif) Reprint (Holt, Rinehart & Winston 1963) SF novel.

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater Kurt Vonnegut (Delta 0-385-33347-1, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $11.95, 275pp, tp, cover by Gene Greif) Reprint (Holt, Rinehart & Winston 1965) associational novel.

The Sirens of Titan Kurt Vonnegut (Delta 0-385-33349-8, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $11.95, 326pp, tp, cover by Gene Greif) Reprint (Delacorte 1959) SF novel.

Timequake Kurt Vonnegut (Berkley 0-425-16434-9, Aug ’98 [Jul ’98], $13.00, 250pp, tp) Reprint (Putnam 1997) satirical, literary, semi-autobiographical, millennial SF novel.

Welcome to the Monkey House Kurt Vonnegut (Delta 0-385-33350-1, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $11.95, 331pp, tp, cover by Gene Greif) Reprint (Delacorte 1968) collection of stories and essays.

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Prisoner of Cabin 13 John Vornholt (Pocket Archway 0-671-02115-X, Jun ’98 [Sep ’98], $4.50, 164pp, pb) [Sabrina, the Teenage Witch] Young-adult novelization, 11th in the series based on the TV show based on the Archie Comic. Copyrighted by Viacom Productions.

Spider-Man: Valley of the Lizard John Vornholt (Boulevard 1-57297-333-1, Jan ’98, $6.50, 255pp, pb, cover by Julie Bell) [Spider-Man] Novelization based on the comic-book character. Packaged by Byron Preiss Multimedia; copyrighted by Marvel Characters.

Star Trek, the Next Generation: The Dominion War Book One: Behind Enemy Lines John Vornholt (Pocket 0-671-02499-X, Nov ’98 [Oct ’98], $5.99, 269pp, pb) [Star Trek, the Next Generation: Dominion War] Star Trek novelization, book one of four. The title Behind Enemy Lines does not appear on the cover. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

Star Trek, the Next Generation: The Dominion War Book Three: Tunnel Through the Stars John Vornholt (Pocket 0-671-02500-7, Dec ’98, $6.50, 269pp, pb) [Star Trek, the Next Generation: Dominion War] Star Trek novelization, book three of four. The title Tunnel Through the Stars does not appear on the cover. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

Deep Space and Sacred Time: Star Trek in the American Mythos Jon Wagner & Jan Lundeen (Greenwood Press/Praeger 0-275-96225-3, Sep ’98 [Oct ’98], $27.95, 264pp, hc) Critical examination of Star Trek’s optimistic vision of the future, exploring such issues as religion, race, gender, sexuality, evolution, and utopianism. Includes notes and index. Order from Praeger, 88 Post Road West, Greenwood CT 06881; orders 800-225-5800.

The Clock Strikes Twelve and Other Stories H. R. Wakefield (Ash-Tree Press 1-899562-45-1, Apr ’98, C$51.00, xxii+265pp, hc, cover by Paul Lowe) Reprint (Jenkins 1940) collection of 22 horror stories; three previously uncollected stories have been added. Introduction by Barbara Roden. This is a limited edition of 500. A world-wide edition available in the US for $38.50 and in the UK for £24.00.

Going Home Again Howard Waldrop (St. Martin’s 0-312-18589-8, Jul ’98 [Jun ’98], $22.95, 223pp, hc, cover by Thomas Cole) Collection of nine stories, one original. There is an introduction by Waldrop, a foreword by Lucius Shepard, and a bibliography of Waldrop’s work. Illustrations by Shaun Tan. First US edition (Eidolon 1997).

Chad Walsh Reviews C.S. Lewis Chad Walsh (The Mythopoeic Press 1-887726-05-5, 1998 [Aug ’98], $4.95, 34pp, ph) Non-fiction collection of 19 reviews of works by C.S. Lewis. Foreword and bibliography of Walsh’s writings on Lewis by Joe R. Christopher; introduction by Damaris Walsh McGuire. Order from The Mythopoeic Society, PO Box 1363, Minnetonka MN 55345; add $1.00 postage. [C. S. Lewis]

Midnight Dreary: The Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe John Evangelist Walsh (Rutgers University Press 0-8135-2605-1, Oct ’98, $23.00, 198pp, hc) Non-fiction, biography probing into the cause of Poe’s death. Includes notes, selected bibliography, index, and eight unpaginated pages of photos. Rutgers University Press, 100 Joyce Kilmer Ave., Piscataway NJ 08854-8099. [Edgar Allan Poe]

Forgotten Realms: The Paladins James M. Ward & David Wise (TSR 0-7869-0865-3, Jan ’98 [Feb ’98], $2.99, 88pp, tp, cover by Heather LeMay) [Forgotten Realms] Novellazation based on the role-playing game. Book two in the “Double Diamond Triangle Saga”. Copyrighted by TSR.

Touched by the Gods Lawrence Watt-Evans (Tor 0-812-54595-8, Dec ’98 [Nov ’98], $6.99, 527pp, pb, cover by Tristan Elwell) Reprint (Tor 1997) fantasy novel.

Mennyms Alone Sylvia Waugh (Avon Camelot 0-380-78867-5, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $4.50, 214pp, tp) [Mennyms] Reprint (Julia MacRae 1996) young-adult fantasy novel, fourth in the series about a family of rag dolls passing for human.

[1998*AnubOnG]Anubis on Guard: The Selected Poetry of Don Webb Don Webb (Dark Regions Press, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $4.95, 34pp, ph, cover by Linda Reynolds) Collection of 22 fantastic poems, seven original. Introduction by Denise Dumars. Illustrated by Linda Reynolds. Order from Dark Regions Press, PO Box 6301, Concord CA 94524.

The Double: An Investigation Don Webb (St. Martin’s 0-312-19144-8, Oct ’98, $22.95, 242pp, hc, cover by Neil Shigley) Mystery novel with dark fantasy/surreal elements. A man finds his identical double dead on his living room floor.

The Explanation and Other Good Advice Don Webb (Wordcraft of Oregon 1-877655-25-2, May ’98, $9.95, 119pp, tp) Collection of 26 stories and vignettes, 10 apparently original. Order from Wordcraft of Oregon, PO Box 3235, La Grande OR 97850; e-mail:

Gothic Ghosts ed. Wendy Webb & Charles L. Grant (Tor 0-312-86684-4, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], $14.95, 256pp, tp, cover by Steven Johnson) Reprint (Tor 1997) original anthology of 19 ghost stories.

The Apocalypse Troll David Weber (Baen 0-671-57782-4, Jan ’99 [Dec ’98], $22.00, 312pp, hc, cover by Charles Keegan) SF novel. A retiring US naval officer rescues an attractive female warrior and gets tangled up in a war with alien time-travellers and cyborgs.

Echoes of Honor David Weber (Baen 0-671-87892-1, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $24.00, 569pp, hc, cover by David Mattingly) [Honor Harrington] Military SF novel, eighth in the “Honor Harrington” series about a female space-navy captain. Honor and her crew are trapped on a Havenite prison planet.

Echoes of Honor David Weber (SFBC #02316, Jan ’99 [Dec ’98], $11.98, 569pp, hc, cover by David Mattingly) [Honor Harrington] Reprint (Baen 1998) military SF novel, eighth in the “Honor Harrington” series. This is similar to the Baen edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

In Enemy Hands David Weber (Baen 0-671-57770-0, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $6.99, 530pp, pb, cover by David Mattingly) [Honor Harrington] Reprint (Baen 1997) military SF novel, seventh in the “Honor Harrington” series.

On Basilisk Station David Weber (Baen 0-671-57772-7, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], $1.99, 422pp, pb, cover by Larry Schwinger) [Honor Harrington] Reissue (Baen 1993 as Honor Harrington: On Basilisk Station) military SF novel, first in the series. This is a special repackaged “limited edition” at an introductory price.

The War God’s Own David Weber (Baen 0-671-87873-5, May ’98 [Apr ’98], $22.00, 382pp, hc, cover by Larry Elmore) [Bahzell Bahnakson] Fantasy novel, sequel to Oath of Swords. Bahzell Bahnakson is revealed as the War God’s champion to the god’s stunned Order.

Worlds of Honor ed. David Weber (Baen 0-671-57786-7, Jan ’99 [Dec ’98], $21.00, 343pp, hc, cover by David Mattingly) [Honor Harrington] Anthology of five novellas set in the “Honor Harrington” universe, but only one featuring Honor herself; most focus on treecats. Authors include Linda Evans, Jane Lindskold, and Roland J. Green.

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