The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Roverandom J. R. R. Tolkien (HarperCollins UK 0-261-10354-7, Oct ’98, £5.99, xxii+106pp, tp, cover by J. R. R. Tolkien) Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1998) juvenile fantasy story written in 1925, with 4 pages of colour illustrations by Tolkien. Edited, with an introduction and extensive notes by Christina Scull & Wayne G. Hammond.

The Silmarillion J. R. R. Tolkien (HarperCollins UK 0-261-10366-0, Sep ’98, £19.99, 367pp, hc, cover by Ted Nasmith) Reprint (Allen & Unwin; Houghton Mifflin 1977) novel/collection of “The Myths and Legends of Middle-Earth”. Edited by Christopher Tolkien, it includes 18 new full-colour plates, plus front and back covers by Ted Nasmith. The price will rise to £24.99 from 1 January 1999. A deluxe edition (-10373-3, £100.00) was announced but not seen.

Tales from the Perilous Realm J. R. R. Tolkien (HarperCollins UK 0-261-10343-1, Aug ’98 [Jul ’98], £5.99, 178pp, tp, cover by Sarah Gibb) Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1992 as Poems and Stories) fantasy omnibus of three long stories, and a poem.

Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-Earth J. R. R. Tolkien (HarperCollins UK 0-261-10362-8, Apr ’98 [Mar ’98], £6.99, 613pp, pb, cover by John Howe) [Middle-Earth] Reprint (Allen & Unwin 1980) fantasy collection, edited by Christopher Tolkien. A hardcover edition (-10215-X, £17.99) was announced but not seen.

Doctor Who: The Hollow Men Keith Topping & Martin Day (BBC Books 0-563-40582-1, Apr ’98 [Mar ’98], £4.99, 284pp, pb, cover by Colin Howard & Black Sheep) [Doctor Who: Missing Adventures] Novelization based on the TV series.

The Pastor Phillip Trewinnard (Gollancz/Vista 0-575-60132-9, Apr ’98 [Jul ’98], £5.99, 351pp, pb) Reprint (Gollancz 1997) horror novel.

The Venetian Chair And Other Stories Harry Turner (The Book Guild 1-85776-301-7, Oct ’98, £15.00, 281pp, hc, cover by Jane Turner) Dark fantasy collection of 22 stories, mainly originals.

How Few Remain Harry Turtledove (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-71540-5, Jan ’98, £16.99, 474pp, hc, cover by Steve Crisp) Reprint (Del Rey 1997) SF novel set in an alternate history where the South won the Civil War, and the United States launches a second war in 1881. [First U.K. edition]

How Few Remain Harry Turtledove (NEL 0-340-71541-3, Jul ’98, £6.99, i+474pp, pb, cover by Steve Crisp) Reprint (Del Rey 1997) alternate history SF novel of the second War Between the States in 1883.

A World of Difference Harry Turtledove (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-71270-8, Jul ’98, £16.99, 308pp, hc) Reprint (Del Rey 1990) Alternate world SF novel. Copyrighted 1998, with no mention of any earlier edition. [First U.K. edition]

Crossing the Border: Tales of Erotic Ambiguity ed. Lisa Tuttle (Gollancz 0-575-40117-6, Nov ’98, £7.99, 382pp, tp) Associational anthology of 22 stories, 10 original, including work by Angela Carter, Geoff Ryman, Neil Gaiman, and Tuttle herself.

The Vintage Book of Ghosts ed. Jenny Uglow (Vintage UK 0-09-974481-3, Nov ’97 [Jan ’98], £7.99, 479pp, tp) Reprint (Chatto & Windus 1994 as The Chatto Book of Ghosts) ghost anthology.

Toward the End of Time John Updike (Hamish Hamilton 0-241-13862-0, Feb ’98 [Jan ’98], £16.99, 334pp, hc) Reprint (Knopf 1997) literary SF novel set in 2020 America, after a Sino-American war has decimated the population and brought social and economic chaos. [First U.K. edition]

The Girl in the Blue Tunic Jean Ure (Hippo 0-590-19795-9, Mar ’98, £3.50, 158pp, pb, cover by Jason Cockcroft) Reprint (Scholastic UK 1997) young-adult ghost novel.

Symmetries Luisa Valenzuela (Serpent’s Tail 1-85242-543-1, Aug ’98 [May ’98], £8.99, 167pp, tp) Collection of 19 original fantasy, mainstream and magic realism stories. Translated by Margaret Jull Costa from Simetrías (Editorial Sudamerica, Buenos Aires, 1993).

Hindsight: His Photographic Art Boris Vallejo (Paper Tiger 1-85585-640-9, Oct ’98 [Dec ’98], £20.00, 123pp, hc) Associational art book with 120 posterior photographs.

Night Lamp Jack Vance (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648211-2, Mar ’98 [Feb ’98], £5.99, 380pp, pb, cover by Mick Van Houten) [Gaean Reach] Reprint (Underwood Books 1996) SF novel in the “Gaean Reach” series. First published in Dutch (Meulenhof, 1996).

Journey to the Centre of the Earth Jules Verne (Pulp Fictions UK 1-902058-08-9, Nov ’98, £4.99, 224pp, tp, cover by Colin Scott Berrett) Reprint (Griffith & Farran 1872) classic 19th century SF/fantasy novel. “An English version prepared by Isabel C. Fortey”. The foreword is an edited extract from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, 1981.

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Jules Verne (Oxford University Press 0-19-282839-8, Mar ’98 [Apr ’98], £4.99, 445pp, tp) [Nemo] Classic science fiction novel, newly translated and edited by Wiliam Butcher.

Lost in Space Joan D. Vinge (NEL 0-340-71699-1, Jun ’98, £5.99, 204pp, pb) [Lost in Space] Reprint (HarperPrism 1998) novelization of the SF film based on the 1960s TV series. [First U.K. edition]

Timequake Kurt Vonnegut (Vintage UK 0-09-927536-8, Aug ’98, £5.99, 219pp, tp) Reprint (Putnam’s 1997) satirical SF novel.

Bad to the Bone James Waddington (Dedalus 1-873982-68-2, May ’98 [Apr ’98], £7.99, 194pp, tp, cover by David Smith) Literary fantasy novel of a star cyclist continually beaten by inferior opponents, until their trainer offers their secret. For a price.

Waterstone’s Guide to Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror ed. Paul Wake, Steve Andrews & Ariel (Waterstone’s 0-9527405-8-3, Apr ’98, £3.99, 204pp, tp) Reference work, produced for sale in Waterstone’s Bookshops. A bio-bibliographic index to more than 200 authors, concentrating on more recent, available work.

The Tall Adventurer: The Works of E.C. Tubb Sean Wallace & Philip Harbottle (Beccon Publications 1-870824-32-6, Aug ’98 [Sep ’98], £12.00, 199pp, tp, cover by Ron Turner) Illustrated bibliographic guide to every book, story, comic, and piece of non-fiction published by Tubb, including translations and reprints. Includes extensive critical summaries of all fiction, plus a profile and interview. Available from 75 Rosslyn Ave, Harold Wood, Essex RM3 0RG (75p postage; $20 & $2 from the US). [E. C. Tubb]

Beyond Freedom Paul Ware (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-68915-3, Oct ’98 [Nov ’98], £17.99, 376pp, hc, cover by Steve Crisp) [Flight of the Mariner] Fantasy/SF novel. A sequel to Flight of the Mariner. David Shaw returns to Shushuan to find the woman he left behind, only to discover the gods have thrown him into a battle for the Empire.

No Go the Bogeyman: Scaring, Lulling, and Making Mock Marina Warner (Chatto & Windus 0-7011-6593-6, Oct ’98 [Nov ’98], £25.00, xii+435pp, hc) Critical work, illustrated and with colour plates, on the use of anxiety and figures of terror (usually identified as male) in myth, fairy tales, and fantasy fiction, from the ancient world up to the modern horror thriller. A companion to From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers, Chatto & Windus, 1994.

Oracle Ian Watson (Gollancz/Vista 0-575-60226-0, Aug ’98, £5.99, 287pp, pb) Reprint (Gollancz 1997) SF novel.

The Mantle of Kendis-Dai Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-598-3, Apr ’98 [Mar ’98], £5.99, 353pp, pb) [Starshield] Reprint (Del Rey 1996 as Starshield: Sentinels) SF novel, first in the “Starshield” series. Copyrighted 1996, 1997, it follows the “somewhat different” Ballantine paperback text. [First U.K. edition]

Hung Out Margaret Weis & Don Perrin (Gollancz 0-575-06170-7, Jan ’98, £16.99, 384pp, hc, cover by Les Edwards) [Mag Force 7] SF novel. Volume III of “The Knights of the Black Earth”.

The Lament of Abalone Jane Welch (Earthlight 0-671-01787-X, Jun ’98 [May ’98], £5.99, ix+450pp, pb, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Book of Ond] Fantasy novel. Volume One of “The Book of Önd”, set three years after “The Runespell Trilogy”.

The Complete Short Stories of H.G. Wells H. G. Wells (J.M. Dent 0-460-87964-2, Aug ’98, £30.00, 883pp, hc) Collection of 84 short stories and extracts, selected, edited and introduced by John Hammond. Includes The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents (1895); The Plattner Story and others (1897); Tales of Space and Time (1899); Twelve Stories and a Dream (1903); The Door in the Wall and other stories — all previously collected (with “The Time Machine”) as The (Complete) Short Stories of H.G. Wells (1927); plus a new section, ‘Uncollected Stories’, containing all of the small-press The Man with a Nose and Other Uncollected Short Stories (1984), adding two uncollected works, and two more only recently discovered.

The Red Room and other stories H. G. Wells (Phoenix 0-75380-453-0, May ’98, £3.99, viii+243pp, tp, cover by Janie Coath) Collection of 21 stories. selected and with an Introduction by John Hammond.

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