The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Mechanics of Wonder: The Creation of the Idea of Science Fiction Gary Westfahl (Liverpool University Press 0-85323-573-2, Nov ’98 [Dec ’98], £14.95, viii+344pp, tp) Critical work re-evaluating the genesis of SF and the importance and influences of Hugo Gernsback and John W. Campbell. A hardcover edition (-563-5, £32.00) was announced but not seen.

The Royal Changeling John Whitbourn (Earthlight 0-671-01785-3, May ’98, £5.99, xiv+280pp, pb, cover by Mick Posen) Alternate history fantasy novel. The rebellion of 1685 led by the bastard son of King Charles II, his elvish allies, and the evil dark Lord once known as King Arthur.

The Warlock of Strathearn Christopher Whyte (Gollancz/Indigo 0-575-40122-2, Jul ’98, £5.99, 256pp, tp) Reprint (Gollancz 1997) magic realism novel.

The Best Defence Kate Wilhelm (Severn House 0-7278-5337-6, Feb ’98, £17.99, 422pp, hc) [Barbara Holloway] Reprint (St. Martin’s 1994) associational courtroom mystery. Volume two in the “Barbara Holloway” series.

Otherland: City of Golden Shadow Tad Williams (Orbit 1-85723-604-1, Mar ’98 [Feb ’98], £6.99, 943pp, pb, cover by Michael Whelan) [Otherland] Reprint (Legend 1996) SF/fantasy novel. First in a planned four-book series.

The Crow: Clash by Night Chet Williamson (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648366-6, Nov ’98 [Oct ’98], £5.99, 335pp, pb, cover by Cliff Nielson) [Crow] Reprint (HarperPrism 1998) dark fantasy novelization based on the comic book and movies. [First U.K. edition]

The Soul of an Orb Philip G. Williamson (NEL 0-340-68591-3, Aug ’98, £6.99, 390pp, pb) [Enchantment’s Edge] Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1998) fantasy novel. Volume 3 of “Enchantment’s Edge”.

Legacies F. Paul Wilson (Headline 0-7472-1703-3, Feb ’98, £17.99, 278pp, hc, cover by Chris Moore) [Repairman Jack] Associational thriller, actually by-lined “F. Paul Wilson writing as Colin Andrews”, and featuring Wilson’s continuing character, Repairman Jack.

The Homunculus Martin Wilson (Christoffel Press 0-9527723-3-7, Nov ’98, £5.99, 169pp, pb) [Castle of Oblivion] Fantasy novel, second in a trilogy after The Castle of Oblivion. Available in the US for $8.00. Available from The Christoffel Press, 44 Elm Road; Wisbech, Cambridgeshire UK PE13 2TB.

Let’s Put the Future Behind Us Jack Womack (HarperCollins/Flamingo 0-00-655007-X, Jan ’98 [Feb ’98], £6.99, 310pp, tp) Reprint (Atlantic Monthly 1996) associational novel set in a post-Soviet Russia.

Catchman Chris Wooding (Scholastic UK 0-590-11321-6, Sep ’98 [Oct ’98], £3.50, 196pp, pb) Dark fantasy novel of a youth pursued by a menace he can never escape.

A Scientific Romance Ronald Wright (Anchor UK 1-86230-019-4, Sep ’98 [Aug ’98], £6.99, 352pp, tp) [Time Machine] Reprint (Knopf Canada 1997) SF novel of a 1999 archaeologist’s experiments with H.G. Wells’s time machine.

Fugitive Prince Janny Wurts (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648299-6, Apr ’98 [Mar ’98], £6.99, 565pp, pb, cover by Don Maitz) [Wars of Light and Shadow] Reprint (HarperPrism 1997) fantasy novel, subtitled “The Wars of Light and Shadows: Volume 4: First Book of The Alliance of Light”.

The Bear Comes Home Rafi Zabor (Jonathan Cape 0-224-05113-X, Feb ’98, £9.99, 480pp, tp) Reprint (Norton 1997) literary fantasy novel about a sax-playing, Shakespeare-quoting bear. A first novel. [First U.K. edition]

Star Wars: Specter of the Past Timothy Zahn (Bantam UK 0-553-50417-7, Sep ’98, £5.99, 386pp, pb, cover by Drew Struzan) [Star Wars: Hand of Thrawn] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1997) original novelisation based on the movies. First of “The Hand of Thrawn” duology.

Star Wars: Vision of the Future Timothy Zahn (Bantam UK 0-593-04338-3, Dec ’98 [Oct ’98], £12.99, 520pp, hc, cover by Drew Struzan) [Star Wars: Hand of Thrawn] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1998) novelization, book two of “The Hand of Thrawn”. [First U.K. edition]

The Broken God David Zindell (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-586-21189-6, Jun ’98, £6.99, 862pp, pb, cover by Mick Van Houten) [Requiem for Homo Sapiens] Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1993) SF novel. Book one of “A Requiem for Homo Sapiens”.

Neverness David Zindell (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-586-20536-5, Jun ’98, £6.99, 685pp, pb, cover by Mick Van Houten) [Requiem for Homo Sapiens] Reprint (Fine 1988) SF novel.

The War in Heaven David Zindell (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-224297-4, Jun ’98 [May ’98], £11.99, 618pp, tp, cover by Mick Van Houten) [Requiem for Homo Sapiens] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1998) SF novel. Book three of “A Requiem for Homo Sapiens” trilogy. [First U.K. edition]

Trek Navigator: The Ultimate Guide to the Entire Trek Saga Mark A. Altman & Edward Gross (Boxtree 0-7522-2457-3, Apr ’98, £9.99, 286pp, tp) Reprint (Little, Brown 1998) Star Trek reference work. [First U.K. edition]

Heavy Water and Other Stories Martin Amis (Jonathan Cape 0-224-05126-1, Oct ’98, £14.99, 231pp, hc) Associational collection of 9 stories, including several fantasy and SF. Two seem to be originals.

Brides of the Night ed. Anon. (Harlequin 0-373-07883-8, Oct ’98, $4.25, pb) [Wings in the Night]

Fahrenheit 451 and Related Readings ed. Anon. (Evanston, IL: McDougal Littell, 1998, hc) Textbook.

1998 World Fantasy Convention Program Book ed. Anon. (San Francisco, CA: World Fantasy Convention 98, Oct ’98, unpaginated, quarto s/b, cover by Gahan Wilson)

Aylmer Vance: Ghost-Seer Alice & Claude Askew (Ash-Tree Press 1-899562-48-6, May ’98, C$46.00, xv+131pp, hc, cover by Deborah McMillion-Nering) [Aylmer Vance] Collection of rare stories featuring the occult detective Aylmer Vance, culled from the classic fiction magazines of seventy or more years ago, previously unpublished in book form. Edited and introduced by Jack Adrian. This edition is limited to 500 copies. A world-wide edition available in the US for $30.00 and in the UK for £21.00.

FantasyCon XXII Program Book ed. Debbie Bennett (FantasyCon, Sep ’98, free, 34pp, A4) Convention programme book.

Confessions of a Body Thief Bruce Boston (Miami, FL: Talisman 0-938075-75-6, 1998, $4.00, 1pp, ph) Poem on 9" x 16" sheet of paper, folded, in heavy paper wrappers. Signed-limited edition of 100 copies. Broadside One.

Twilight and Other Supernatural Romances Marjorie Bowen (Ash-Tree Press 1-899562-49-4, May ’98, C$53.00, xl+262pp, hc, cover by Deborah McMillion-Nering) Major collection of Bowen’s supernatural tales, including the novella ‘Julia Roseingrave’ and two previously unpublished stories. The volume is completed by an Afterword from Marjorie Bowen’s own pen, in which she describes a ghostly experience of her own. The volume is edited by Jessica Amanda Salmonson, and has a preface by the author’s son, Hilary Long. This edition is limited to 500 copies. A world-wide edition available in the US for $35.00 and in the UK for £25.00.

The Locus Index to Science Fiction (1984-1997) Charles N. Brown & William G. Contento (Locus Press, Apr ’98, $49.95, 2,787pp, CD-ROM) Non-fiction, reference. An index to SF books, magazines, and stories published from 1984 through 1997. Expanded from the annual Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror volumes published by Locus Press. Included in the index is Contento’s Index to Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections which covers those books published before 1984.

Lamps on the Brow ed. James Cahill (James Cahill Publishing 0-9640454-7-8, Aug ’98, $125.00, 200pp, hc) Collection of nine stories, seven original, by authors such as David Brin, Andre Norton & A.E. van Vogt. Limited to only copies, bound in leather with marbled boards and housed in a slipcase. Each copy is signed on the story title page by the author. Details taken from assorted web sites, and an e-mail from Bruce Bethke.

The Best of Cemetery Dance ed. Richard Chizmar (Cemetery Dance 1881475247, Mar ’98, 786pp, hc) Horror anthology of 29 stories, an interview with Dean Koontz, and an afterword by David B. Silva.

Fantastic Worlds ed. Paul Collins (HarperCollins Australia/Moonstone 0-7322-5878-2, Mar ’98, $A14.95, 316pp, pb, cover by Marc McBride) Fantasy anthology of fifteen stories, twelve original to this collection, including stories by Cherry Wilder, Keith Taylor, Garth Nix, Jack Dann and others.

Gravity’s Angels ed. Gary Couzens, Trevor Denyer, Sarah Ellender, Trevor Mendham & Martin Owton (The T Party 0-9532949-0-0, 1998, £4.95, 100pp, tp) Original SF/fantasy/horror anthology.

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