The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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BattleAxe Sara Douglass (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-651106-6, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], £6.99, xiv+674pp, pb, cover by Shaun Tan) [Wayfarer Redemption; Axis Trilogy] Reprint (HarperCollins Australia 1995) fantasy novel. Book One of the “Axis” trilogy. [First U.K. edition]

The Lost World Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Oxford University Press 0-19-283352-9, Jun ’98, £4.99, xxxii+199pp, tp) [Prof. Challenger] Reprint (Doran 1912) SF/fantasy novel in the “Professor Challenger” series, with an Introduction and notes by Ian Duncan. Subtitled ‘Being an Account of the Recent Amazing Adventures of Professor George E. Challenger, Lord John Roxton, Professor Summerlee and Mr. E.D. Malone of the “Daily Gazette”.’

The Mammoth Book of Best New Science Fiction: 11th Annual Collection ed. Gardner Dozois (Robinson 1-85487-599-X, Oct ’98, £8.99, lxvi+668pp, tp, cover by Phil Marritt) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1998 as The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Fifteenth Annual Collection) SF anthology. [First U.K. edition]

On Her Majesty’s Wizardly Service Diane Duane (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-69330-4, Jul ’98, £17.99, 309pp, hc, cover by Mick Posen) [Book of Night with Moon] Animal fantasy novel, sequel to The Book of Night with Moon.

Future Indefinite Dave Duncan (Corgi 0-552-14501-7, Sep ’98 [Jul ’98], £5.99, 523pp, pb, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Great Game] Reprint (Avon 1997) fantasy novel, last of “The Great Game” trilogy. [First U.K. edition]

Days of Cain J. R. Dunn (NEL 0-340-69631-1, May ’98, £6.99, 328pp, tp, cover by Gary Marsh) Reprint (Avon 1997) time-travel novel. A far-future monitor must stop a renegade time traveller from changing WWII history at Auschwitz. [First U.K. edition]

Vampire & Werewolf Stories ed. Alan Durant (Kingfisher 0-7534-0240-8, Oct ’98, £5.99, 221pp, tp, cover by Mark Edwards) Young-adult anthology of 18 stories and extracts; includes an original story by the editor. Illustrated by Nick Hardcastle. A hardcover edition (-0279-3) was announced but not seen.

Helium Tim Earnshaw (Gollancz/Indigo 0-575-40115-X, Jul ’98 [Aug ’98], £5.99, 187pp, tp, cover by Chris Moore) [L.A. Trilogy] Reprint (Gollancz 1997) literary fantasy novel.

Incarnation Daniel Easterman (HarperCollins UK 0-00-225610-X, Oct ’98, £16.99, 564pp, hc, cover by David Scutt) Near-future thriller of a super-weapon in the Middle East, with the re-incarnation of a British Agent’s mind in a young boy’s body.

K Daniel Easterman (HarperCollins UK 0-00-651001-9, Oct ’98, £5.99, 479pp, pb, cover by David Scutt) Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1997) alternate history novel set in a Nazi-allied 1940 US.

The Diamond Throne David Eddings (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-586-20372-9, Nov ’98, £6.99, 496pp, pb, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Elenium] Reissue (Del Rey 1989) fantasy novel, book one of “The Elenium”. Fourth printing.

The Ruby Knight David Eddings (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-586-20373-7, Nov ’98, £6.99, 444pp, pb, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Elenium] Reissue (Grafton 1990) fantasy novel. Book two of “The Elenium”. Third printing.

The Sapphire Rose David Eddings (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-586-20374-5, Nov ’98, £6.99, 652pp, pb, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Elenium] Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1991) fantasy novel. Book three of “The Elenium”. Fourth printing.

Polgara the Sorceress David & Leigh Eddings (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-224321-0, Feb ’98, £11.99, 697pp, tp, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Belgariad] Reprint (Voyager 1997) fantasy novel, prequel to “The Belgariad”, and companion to Belgarath the Sorcerer.

Polgara the Sorceress David & Leigh Eddings (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-586-21314-7, Jul ’98, £7.99, 807pp, pb, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Belgariad] Reprint (Voyager 1997) fantasy novel; prequel to “The Belgariad”, and companion to Belgarath the Sorcerer.

The Rivan Codex David & Leigh Eddings (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-224677-5, Jul ’98, £19.99, 394pp, hc, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Belgariad: Malloreon] Non-fiction reference, subtitled “Ancient Texts of the Belgariad and the Mallorean”, a collection of “preliminary studies” for the fantasy series. The authors’ introduction discusses the writing of the series. Illustrated by Geoff Taylor. A deluxe hardcover edition (-224702-X, £100.00) was announced but not seen.

Axiomatic Greg Egan (Orion/Millennium 0-75281-650-0, Jul ’98 [Aug ’98], £6.99, 368pp, pb) Reissue (Millennium 1995) collection. Second printing.

Diaspora Greg Egan (Orion/Millennium 0-75280-925-3, Jul ’98 [Jun ’98], £6.99, 376pp, pb) Reprint (Millennium 1997) Stapledonian SF novel of a far future.

Luminous Greg Egan (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-552-4, Sep ’98, £9.99, 295pp, tp) Collection of 10 SF stories. A hardcover edition (-551-6, £16.99) is also available.

Permutation City Greg Egan (Orion/Millennium 0-75281-649-7, Jul ’98 [Aug ’98], £6.99, 310pp, pb) Reprint (Millennium 1994) SF novel.

The Book of Sea Monsters Bob Eggleton & Nigel Suckling (Paper Tiger 1-85585-463-5, Sep ’98, £14.99, 112pp, tp, cover by Bob Eggleton) Art book. The real and imaginary monsters of the world’s waters: the kraken, Leviathan, giant squid, hydra, Nessie, and many others. Drawings and paintings by Eggleton, with text by Suckling.

Hannah’s Gift Thomas Eidson (Michael Joseph 0-7181-4180-6, Mar ’98 [Apr ’98], £10.99, 360pp, hc, cover by Jeff Cottenden) Literary fantasy novel.

The Forest Hours Kerstin Ekman (Chatto & Windus 0-7011-6614-2, Nov ’98 [Dec ’98], £15.99, 488pp, hc, cover by Keenan) Literary fantasy novel, translated from the Swedish by Anna Paterson. A magical forest being lives through the centuries up to the industrial revolution.

King’s Dragon Kate Elliott (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-609-2, Apr ’98 [Mar ’98], £5.99, 594pp, pb, cover by Melvin Grant) [Crown of Stars] Reprint (DAW 1997) fantasy novel, first in the “Crown of Stars” series.

Prince of Dogs Kate Elliott (Orbit 1-85723-625-4, Jun ’98, £16.99, vi+580pp, hc, cover by Melvyn Grant) [Crown of Stars] Reprint (DAW 1998) fantasy novel. Second in the “Crown of Stars” series after King’s Dragon. Elliott is a pseudonym of Alis Rasmussen. [First U.K. edition]

Xena: Warrior Princess: The Empty Throne Ru Emerson (HarperCollins UK 0-00-651150-3, Dec ’97, £5.99, 231pp, pb) [Xena] Reprint (Boulevard 1996) fantasy novelization, first in the series based on the TV show. Copyrighted by MCA Publishing Rights. [First U.K. edition]

Xena: Warrior Princess: The Huntress and the Sphinx Ru Emerson (HarperCollins UK 0-00-651151-1, Jan ’98, £5.99, 226pp, pb) [Xena] Reprint (Boulevard 1997) fantasy novelization, second in the series based on the TV show. Copyrighted by MCA Publishing Rights. [First U.K. edition]

Xena: Warrior Princess: The Thief of Hermes Ru Emerson (HarperCollins UK 0-00-651152-X, Jan ’98, £5.99, 230pp, pb) [Xena] Reprint (Boulevard 1997) fantasy novelization, third in the series based on the TV show. Copyrighted by MCA Publishing Rights. [First U.K. edition]

On the Edge of Darkness Barbara Erskine (HarperCollins UK 0-00-224539-6, Oct ’98, £17.99, 486pp, hc, cover by Kevin Tweddell) Fantasy romance time-travel saga. Obsessed with her twentieth-century lover, a sixth-century sorcerer-priestess curses him and his family when she believes he has abandoned her.

Double Edge Dennis Etchison (Pumpkin Books 1-901914-11-9, Sep ’98, £6.99, 178pp, tp, cover by Les Edwards) Reprint (Dell 1997) horror novel of psychological suspense with psychic elements. A hardcover edition (-10-0, £16.99) and limited edition (-09-7) were announced but not seen. Murders surround a woman researching the life of Lizzie Borden. [First U.K. edition]

Gordius John Evans (Arrow 0-09-922572-7, Nov ’98, £5.99, 341pp, pb, cover by Michael Mascaro) [The Book] Dark fantasy novel of “The Book”, a sequel to God’s Gift.

The Sum of All Men David Farland (Simon & Schuster/Earthlight 0-684-84028-6, Apr ’98, £9.99, vi+661pp, tp, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Runelords] Fantasy novel. Book one of “The Runelords”.

A Girl Named Disaster Nancy Farmer (Dolphin 1-85881-622-X, Jun ’98, £4.50, 285pp, pb) Reprint (Orchard US 1996) young-adult novel with fantasy elements. The UK hardcover (4.97) was not seen.

The Still David Feintuch (Orbit 1-85723-597-5, Jul ’98 [Jun ’98], £6.99, 578pp, pb, cover by Kevin Jenkins) Reprint (Warner Aspect 1997) fantasy novel. A prince must learn to control himself and his magic power to gain his throne. [First U.K. edition]

Krondor The Betrayal Raymond E. Feist (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-224694-5, Nov ’98, £16.99, 352pp, hc, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Riftwar Legacy] Fantasy novel in the “Midkemia” series, book one of “The Riftwar Legacy”. Loosely derived from the CD-ROM adventure game Betrayal at Krondor, based on Feist’s works. Simultaneous with the US (Avon Eos) edition.

Rage of a Demon King Raymond E. Feist (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-224659-7, Dec ’97 [Jan ’98], £11.50, 463pp, tp) [Riftwar: Serpentwar] Reprint (Avon; Voyager 1997) fantasy novel, book three of the “Serpentwar Saga”.

Rage of a Demon King Raymond E. Feist (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648298-8, Jun ’98 [May ’98], £6.99, 642pp, pb, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Riftwar: Serpentwar] Reprint (Avon; Voyager 1997) fantasy novel. Volume III of the “Serpentwar Saga”.

Shards of a Broken Crown Raymond E. Feist (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-224654-6, Jun ’98, £16.99, 417pp, hc, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Riftwar: Serpentwar] Reprint (Avon Eos 1998) fantasy novel. Volume 4 in the “Serpentwar Saga”. [First U.K. edition]

Shards of a Broken Crown Raymond E. Feist (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-224655-4, Nov ’98, £11.99, 417pp, tp, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Riftwar: Serpentwar] Reprint (Avon Eos 1998) fantasy novel, volume four in the “Serpentwar” saga.

Virtual History: Alternatives and Counterfactuals ed. Niall Ferguson (Papermac 0-333-64728-9, Mar ’98 [Feb ’98], £10.00, x+548pp, tp) Reprint (Picador 1997) associational speculative non-fiction anthology. Original essays from leading historians explore what would have happened if nine momentous events had turned out differently: no UK or US Civil War, German victory in Europe, no Cold War, etc. There is a long (90p) introduction, and an afterword that ties everything into one alternate history. The original Picador edition was not seen.

The Misconceiver Lucy Ferriss (Sceptre 0-340-70832-8, Aug ’98, £6.99, 302pp, tp, cover by Rod Holt) Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1997) near-future dystopian novel.

Power to Burn Anna Fienberg (Hodder Children’s Books 0-340-70930-8, Mar ’98, £3.99, 167pp, pb, cover by Helen Garnett) Reprint (Allen & Unwin (Australia) 1995) young-adult fantasy novel. A young boy achieves psychic powers, and confronts a supernatural threat from the past. [First U.K. edition]

If He Lived Jan Stephen Fink (Vintage UK 0-09-959971-6, May ’98, £5.99, 310pp, pb) Reprint (Cape 1997) ghost novel. The original hardcover (Feb 1997) was not seen.

Belin’s Hill Catherine Fisher (Red Fox 0-09-953981-0, Aug ’98 [Dec ’98], £3.99, 135pp, pb) Reprint (The Bodley Head 1997) young-adult fantasy novel.

The Relic Master Catherine Fisher (The Bodley Head 0-370-32426-9, Aug ’98 [Sep ’98], £10.99, 214pp, hc, cover by Richard Jones) [Book of the Crow] Young-adult fantasy novel. Volume One of “The Book of the Crow”.

Flip Side Nicholas Fisk (Hodder Children’s Books 0-340-71019-5, Apr ’98 [May ’98], £3.99, 140pp, pb) [Paranormal] Reprint (Viking Kestrel 1983) young-adult fantasy novel. Book one in the “Paranormal” series.

Mindbenders Nicholas Fisk (Hodder Children’s Books 0-340-71020-9, Apr ’98 [May ’98], £3.99, 136pp, pb) [Paranormal] Reprint (Viking Kestrel 1987) young-adult fantasy novel. Book two in the “Paranormal” series.

Trillions Nicholas Fisk (Hodder Children’s Books 0-340-71021-7, Apr ’98 [Jun ’98], £3.99, 138pp, pb) [Paranormal] Reprint (Hamish Hamilton 1971) young-adult fantasy novel. Book three in the “Paranormal” series.

Shadows of Light and Dark Jo Fletcher (Airgedlámh Publications/The Alchemy Press 0-9532260-1-8, Sep ’98 [Oct ’98], £12.99, 52pp, hc, cover by Les Edwards) Associational collection of poetry, including much of the fantastic, from the noted writer and editor. Limited to 250 signed and numbered copies, signed by Fletcher, Les Edwards, Seamus A. Ryan, Michael Marshall Smith, and Neil Gaiman (who also contributes an introduction). Order from 46 Oxford Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham B27 6DT, England. $21.50 inc p&p.

Habitus James Flint (Fourth Estate 1-85702-868-6, Aug ’98 [Sep ’98], £10.99, 468pp, tp, cover by Tracey Winwood) Literary SF/fantasy satire. A hardcover edition (-824-4) was announced but not seen.

Second Atlantis James Follett (Severn House 0-7278-5371-6, May ’98, £16.99, 245pp, hc) Reprint (Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1978 as Ice) SF novel, substantially revised and updated from the original. A giant iceberg causes global disaster.

Dinotopia Lost Alan Dean Foster (Severn House 0-7278-5377-5, Jul ’98 [Aug ’98], £17.99, 350pp, hc) [Dinotopia] Reprint (Turner 1996) novelisation based on the Dinotopia books by the artist, James Gurney. First UK hardcover.

The Howling Stones Alan Dean Foster (Orbit 1-85723-532-0, Feb ’98, £5.99, 330pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Humanx Commonwealth] Reprint (Del Rey 1997) SF novel of the “Humanx Commonwealth”, the same universe as the “Pip and Flinx” series.

Scepticism Inc. Bo Fowler (Jonathan Cape 0-224-05124-5, Apr ’98 [Mar ’98], £9.99, 248pp, hc) Satirical SF novel narrated by a 21st-century shopping trolley; extremely reminiscent of Kurt Vonnegut in style.

Rune Chris Fowler (Warner UK 0-7515-2164-7, Feb ’98 [Apr ’98], £5.99, 370pp, pb) [Bryant & May] Reprint (Century 1990) literary horror novel.

Soho Black Chris Fowler (Warner UK 0-7515-2559-6, Aug ’98 [Sep ’98], £8.99, 378pp, tp) Dark fantasy novel.

Disturbia Christopher Fowler (Warner UK 0-7515-1909-X, Nov ’98 [Dec ’98], £5.99, 342pp, pb, cover by Jay Eff) Reprint (Warner UK 1997) urban dark fantasy novel.

Personal Demons Christopher Fowler (Serpent’s Tail 1-85242-597-0, Jun ’98 [May ’98], £8.99, x+308pp, tp, cover by Martin Butterworth) Collection of 17 dark fantasy, SF, and fantasy stories. 11 are original, including a new “Spanky” novelette.

Contraband George Foy (Bantam UK 0-553-50629-3, May ’98 [Mar ’98], £5.99, 518pp, pb) [Shift] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1997) near-future SF novel set in the same world as The Shift. A smuggler discovers that his “free-trader” colleagues are disappearing. [First U.K. edition]

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