The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Chaos Balance L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Orbit 1-85723-566-5, Jul ’98 [Jun ’98], £6.99, vi+596pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Recluce] Reprint (Tor 1997) fantasy novel. Book 7 in the “Recluce” series. A hardcover edition was cancelled. [First U.K. edition]

The Parafaith War L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Orbit 1-85723-558-4, Jun ’98, £6.99, 471pp, pb, cover by Kevin Murphy) [Parafaith War] Reprint (Tor 1996) military SF novel. Religious fanatics fight secular humans for planets. [First U.K. edition]

The Soprano Sorceress L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Orbit 1-85723-534-7, Feb ’98, £6.99, 658pp, pb, cover by Mel Grant) [Spellsong Cycle] Reprint (Tor 1997) fantasy novel, first in “The Spellsong Cycle”. A singer wishing to escape Iowa ends up in a world where music is magic. [First U.K. edition]

Godzilla Stephen Molstad (Boxtree 0-7522-1171-4, Jul ’98, £4.99, 314pp, pb) [Godzilla] Reprint (HarperPrism 1998) novelisation based on the movie. [First U.K. edition]

Independence Day: Silent Zone Stephen Molstad, Dean Devlin & Roland Emmerich (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648342-9, Apr ’98, £5.99, 268pp, pb) [Independence Day] Reprint (HarperPrism; Voyager 1997) SF novelization based on the film.

The Deed of Paksenarrion Book 2: Divided Allegiance Elizabeth Moon (Orbit 1-85723-602-5, Feb ’98, £5.99, 522pp, pb, cover by Kevin Davies) [Deed of Paksenarrion] Reprint (Baen 1988) fantasy novel. [First U.K. edition]

The Deed of Paksenarrion, Book III: Oath of Gold Elizabeth Moon (Orbit 1-85723-691-2, Nov ’98, £6.99, 501pp, pb) [Deed of Paksenarrion] Reprint (Baen 1989) fantasy novel, last in the trilogy. [First U.K. edition]

The Ghost of Sadie Kimber Pat Moon (Orchard Books 1-86039-638-0, 1997, £4.99, 224pp, pb, cover by Gono Loco) Young-adult ghost novel. A hardcover edition (-180-X) was announced but not seen.

Count Brass Michael Moorcock (Orion/Millennium 0-75281-720-5, Sep ’98, £6.99, viii+401pp, pb, cover by Yoshitaka Amano) [Count Brass; Eternal Champion] Reprint (Granada 1985 as The Chronicles of Castle Brass) omnibus of Count Brass, The Champion of Garathorm and The Quest for Tanelorn. Further revised and updated for this paperback edition. Volume 14 and last in “The Tale of the Eternal Champion”.

Skin and Bone Stephen Moore (Hodder Children’s Books 0-340-70455-1, Sep ’98 [Oct ’98], £3.99, 262pp, pb, cover by Martin Macrae) [Tooth and Claw] Animal fantasy novel. A sequel to Tooth and Claw.

Tooth and Claw Stephen Moore (Hodder Children’s Books 0-340-70454-3, Apr ’98 [Mar ’98], £3.99, 260pp, pb, cover by Martin Macrae) [Tooth and Claw] Animal fantasy novel. Pet cats and dogs must fend for themselves in a deserted town in the depths of winter.

Green Moon and Wolfsbane Sandra Morris (The Book Guild 1-85776-321-1, Nov ’98, £14.95, 184pp, hc) Humorous dark fantasy novel set in 1899. A book of spells teaches Cecil Proot that becoming a wolf can be a social disadvantage.

Doctor Who: Beltempest Jim Mortimore (BBC Books 0-563-40593-7, Nov ’98, £4.99, 249pp, pb) [Doctor Who] Novelization based on the TV series.

Doctor Who: Eye of Heaven Jim Mortimore (BBC Books 0-563-40567-8, Feb ’98, £4.99, 277pp, pb) [Doctor Who] Novelization based on the TV series.

The New Adventures: The Sword of Forever Jim Mortimore (New Adventures 0-426-20526-X, Jun ’98 [Jul ’98], £5.99, 293pp, pb, cover by Mike Posen) [Bernice Summerfield] Novelisation based on characters from Doctor Who novelisations, without the Doctor. Book 14 in the Bernice Summerfield series.

Crucifix Lane Kate Mosse (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-69291-X, Nov ’98, £10.00, 309pp, tp) Literary time-travel thriller.

The Devil’s Advocate Andrew Neiderman (HarperCollins UK 0-00-651019-1, Jan ’98, £5.99, 313pp, pb) Reprint (Pocket 1990) dark fantasy novel. A film tie-in edition.

A Gathering of Shadows Stan Nicholls (Scholastic UK 0-590-19075-X, Mar ’98, £3.99, 222pp, pb, cover by David Wyatt) [Nightshade Chronicles] Young-adult fantasy novel. Third in “The Nightshade Chronicles” trilogy.

The Paladin Adam Nichols (Orion/Millennium 0-75281-562-8, Apr ’98 [Mar ’98], £6.99, 503pp, pb) [Whiteblade Saga] Fantasy novel, set in the same world as The War of the Lords Veil, book one of “The Whiteblade Saga”.

E.L.V. Nick Nielsen (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-649888-4, Feb ’98 [Jan ’98], £5.99, 281pp, pb) Humorous fantasy novel.

Destiny’s Road Larry Niven (Orbit 1-85723-548-7, May ’98, £5.99, x+438pp, pb, cover by Michael Whelan) [Heorot] Reprint (Tor 1997) SF novel. Set in the same world as Niven’s co-authored novels The Legacy of Heorot and Dragons of Heorot (Beowulf’s Children).

The Ringworld Engineers Larry Niven (Orbit 1-85723-111-2, Dec ’97 [Jan ’98], £5.99, 354pp, pb, cover by Barclay Shaw) [Ringworld] Reissue (Phantasia 1979) SF novel. Second in the “Ringworld” series. 14th printing.

Nymphomation Jeff Noon (Corgi 0-552-14479-7, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], £6.99, 363pp, tp) [Vurt] Reprint (Doubleday UK 1997) SF novel in the “Vurt” series.

Pixel Juice: Stories from the Avant Pulp Jeff Noon (Doubleday UK 0-385-40859-5, Oct ’98 [Sep ’98], £15.99, 306pp, hc) Original collection of almost 50 pieces, seven reprints, several in the “Vurt” cycle.

The Borrowers Afloat Mary Norton (Puffin 0-14-039041-3, Nov ’97 [Jan ’98], £3.99, 175pp, pb) [Borrowers] Reissue (Harcourt Brace 1959) young-adult fantasy novel. A film tie-in edition.

Z for Zachariah Robert C. O’Brien (Puffin UK 0-14-130031-0, Feb ’98, £4.99, 192pp, pb, cover by Larry Rostant) Reprint (Atheneum 1974) young-adult SF novel.

Blade Mel Odom (Boxtree 0-7522-2467-0, Nov ’98 [Oct ’98], £4.99, 343pp, pb) Reprint (HarperPrism 1998) novelization of the film based on a Marvel Comics vampire character. Copyrighted by New Line Cinema. [First U.K. edition]

The New Adventures: Walking to Babylon Kate Orman (New Adventures 0-426-20521-9, Feb ’98, £4.99, 257pp, pb, cover by Mark Salwowski) SF novelization; Doctor Who without the Doctor.

Virtual Love Susan Oudot (Pocket UK 0-671-85470-4, Feb ’98 [Apr ’98], £5.99, 454pp, pb) Reprint (Simon & Schuster UK 1997) SF novel about virtual reality suits for feminists.

Final Factor Jessica Palmer (Scholastic UK 0-590-19539-5, Aug ’98 [Jul ’98], £3.99, 272pp, pb, cover by David Wyatt) [Random Factor] SF novel. Last in a trilogy after Random Factor and Human Factor. Internally dated/copyrighted 1997.

Colours in the Steel K. J. Parker (Orbit 1-85723-557-6, Jun ’98, £9.99, 503pp, tp, cover by Mick Van Houton) [Fencer Trilogy] Fantasy novel, volume one of the “Fencer” trilogy. A first novel.

Doctor Who: The Infinity Doctors Lance Parkin (BBC Books 0-563-40591-0, Nov ’98, £4.99, 280pp, pb) [Doctor Who] Novelization based on the TV series. Published to celebrate the show’s 35th, this controversially rewrites the Doctor’s early life on Gallifrey, and may begin a mini-series focusing on his earlier adventures.

Beige Planet Mars Lance Parkin & Mark Clapham (New Adventures 0-426-20529-4, Oct ’98, £5.99, 242pp, pb, cover by Mark Salwowski) [Bernice Summerfield] SF novelization, Doctor Who without the Doctor. Book 16 in the “Bernice Summerfield” series.

Last Love in Constantinople: A Tarot Novel for Divination Milorad Pavic (Peter Owen 0-7206-1035-4, Mar ’98 [Feb ’98], £15.95, 184pp, hc, cover by Keith Savage) Literary fantasy novel, translated by Christina Pribichevich-Zoric from the Serbian original (1994). Illustrated by Pavic. Appendixed Tarot cards can be dealt to determine in which order the chapters should be read.

A Book of Nonsense Mervyn Peake (Peter Owen 0-7206-1059-1, Oct ’98 [Nov ’98], £7.95, 88pp, tp, cover by Mervyn Peake) Reprint (Peter Owen 1972) associational collection of verse and illustrations, with an introduction by Peake’s widow, Maeve Gilmore.

Gormenghast Mervyn Peake (Random House/Vintage UK 0-7493-9482-X, Feb ’98, £7.99, 511pp, tp, cover by Nick Robertson) [Gormenghast] Reprint (Eyre & Spottiswoode 1950) fantasy novel. Book two in the eponymous series.

Titus Alone Mervyn Peake (Random House/Vintage UK 0-7493-9487-0, Feb ’98, £7.99, 263pp, tp, cover by Nick Robertson) [Gormenghast] Reprint (Eyre & Spottiswoode 1970) fantasy novel. Book three in the “Gormenghast” series; this is the 1970 version completed by Langdon Jones.

Titus Groan Mervyn Peake (Random House/Vintage UK 0-7493-9492-7, Feb ’98, £7.99, 506pp, tp, cover by Nick Robertson) [Gormenghast] Reprint (Eyre & Spottiswoode 1946) fantasy novel. Book one in the “Gormenghast” series.

Tom’s Midnight Garden Philippa Pearce (Puffin 0-14-030893-8, Aug ’98, £4.99, 218pp, pb, cover by Louise Brierley & Sarah McDonald) Reprint (Oxford University Press 1958) young-adult time-travel fantasy novel. 32nd printing.

Dark of the Moon Maggie Pearson (Hodder Children’s Books 0-340-70966-9, Sep ’98 [Dec ’98], £3.99, 253pp, pb) [Owl Light] Juvenile fantasy novel, sequel to Owl Light.

Doctor Who: Legacy of the Daleks John Peel (BBC Books 0-563-40574-0, Apr ’98 [Mar ’98], £4.99, 245pp, pb) [Doctor Who: New Adventures] Novelization based on the TV series.

Man on a Murder Cycle Mark Pepper (NEL 0-340-69624-9, Mar ’98 [Apr ’98], £5.99, 404pp, pb, cover by Chris Moore) Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1997) dark fantasy thriller.

Aliens Omnibus Edition Steve Perry (Orion 0-75281-744-2, Nov ’98, £5.99, vi+508pp, pb, cover by Dimitrios Patelis) [Aliens] Reissue (Millennium 1995) SF omnibus of Aliens: Earth Hive (1992) and Aliens: Nightmare Asylum (1993), books one and two in the “Aliens” series. The books are separately paginated; the cover title is Aliens: Omnibus: Volume One.

Leonard Nimoy’s Primortals: Target Earth Steve Perry (Bantam UK 0-553-50666-8, Mar ’98 [Feb ’98], £5.99, 288pp, pb) Reprint (Warner Aspect 1997) SF novel based on the comic books created by Nimoy, with concepts by Isaac Asimov. Packaged and copyrighted by BIG Entertainment. [First U.K. edition]

Aliens vs. Predator: Prey Steve & Stephani Perry (Orion/Millennium 0-75281-655-1, Jun ’98, £4.99, 262pp, pb, cover by Dimitri Patelis) [Aliens vs. Predator] Reissue (Bantam Spectra 1994) SF novelization.

Aliens: The Female War Steve & Stephani Perry (Orion 0-75281-742-6, Nov ’98, £4.99, 245pp, pb, cover by Dimitrios Patelis) [Aliens] Reissue (Bantam 1993) SF novel. Book 3 in the ‘Aliens’ series.

The Walled City Elizabeth Pewsey (Orion/Dolphin 1-85881-306-9, Jul ’98 [Aug ’98], £4.50, 186pp, pb, cover by Paul Young) [Otherworld] Young-adult fantasy novel. Third in a trilogy after The Talking Head & The Dewstone Quest.

Alanna: The First Adventure Tamora Pierce (Scholastic UK 0-590-19796-7, Jul ’98, £3.99, 216pp, pb) [Song of the Lioness] Reprint (Atheneum 1983) young-adult fantasy novel. Book 1 of the “Song of the Lioness” quartet.

Circle of Magic: The Magic in the Weaving Tamora Pierce (Scholastic Press 0-590-54221-4, Sep ’98 [Oct ’98], £5.99, 214pp, tp) [Circle of Magic] Reprint (Scholastic 1997 as Circle of Magic: Sandry’s Book) young-adult fantasy novel. First of a quartet. Four very different youngsters each possess a power whose union may save them all. [First U.K. edition]

In the Hand of the Goddess Tamora Pierce (Scholastic UK 0-590-19797-5, Jul ’98, £3.99, 209pp, pb) [Song of the Lioness] Reprint (Atheneum 1984) young-adult fantasy novel. Book 2 of the “Song of the Lioness” quartet.

Lioness Rampant Tamora Pierce (Scholastic UK 0-590-19859-9, Jul ’98, £3.99, 308pp, pb) [Song of the Lioness] Reprint (Atheneum 1988) young-adult fantasy novel. Book 4 of the “Song of the Lioness” quartet.

The Woman Who Rides Like a Man Tamora Pierce (Scholastic UK 0-590-19889-0, Jul ’98, £3.99, 228pp, pb) [Song of the Lioness] Reprint (Atheneum 1986) young-adult fantasy novel. Book 3 of the “Song of the Lioness” quartet.

Hollow Skull Christopher Pike (Hodder Children’s Books 0-340-68608-1, Mar ’98, £3.99, 216pp, pb, cover by Christopher Forder) Reprint (Pocket Archway 1998 as The Hollow Skull) young-adult SF/horror novel. An alien force possesses the people of a small town. [First U.K. edition]

The Last Vampire Book 5: Evil Thirst/Book 6: Creatures of Forever Christopher Pike (Hodder Children’s Books 0-340-71670-3, Mar ’98, £5.99, iv+365pp, pb) [Last Vampire] Young-adult horror omnibus of the fifth and sixth novels in the series (both Pocket Archway 1996). The books are separately paginated.

The Last Vampire: Red Dice/Phantom Christopher Pike (Hodder Children’s Books 0-340-71669-X, Feb ’98, £5.99, 373pp, pb) [Last Vampire] Omnibus of the third and fourth (Pocket Archway 1995, 1996) in the series. The books are separately paginated.

Sati Christopher Pike (Hodder Children’s Books 0-340-59022-X, Jan ’98 [Apr ’98], £4.50, 222pp, pb, cover by Nicholas Forder) Reissue (St. Martin’s 1990) young-adult fantasy novel. Seventh printing.

The Star Group Christopher Pike (Hodder Children’s Books 0-340-68607-3, Jan ’98, £3.99, 188pp, pb, cover by Nicholas Forder) Reprint (Archway 1997) young-adult dark fantasy/horror novel. [First U.K. edition]

Tachyon Web Christopher Pike (Hodder Children’s Books 0-340-61643-1, Jan ’98, £4.50, 189pp, pb, cover by Nicholas Forder) Reissue (Bantam Spectra 1986 as The Tachyon Web) young-adult SF novel. Third printing.

The Empty Frame Ann Pilling (Collins 0-00-675293-4, Oct ’98 [Dec ’98], £4.99, 221pp, pb) Reprint (Collins 1997) young-adult ghost novel. The original edition was not seen.

Murders in the Rue Morgue & other stories Edgar Allan Poe (Pulp Fictions UK 1-902058-02-X, Mar ’98 [Oct ’98], £4.99, 319pp, tp) Reprint (Lancer 1967 as Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Terror) collection of eight classic crime and horror stories.

Selected Tales Edgar Allan Poe (Oxford University Press 0-19-283224-7, Apr ’98, £2.50, xxviii+338pp, tp, cover by Harry Clarke) Fantasy/horror collection. This appears to be a new selection, edited and with an introduction and notes by David Van Leer.

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