The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1999

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Planet of the Apes as American Myth: Race Politics, and Popular Culture Eric Greene (University Press of New England/Wesleyan 0-8195-6329-3, Mar ’99, $17.95, 248pp, tp) Reprint (McFarland 1996) study of the SF films and their popular impact. There is an updated preface by the author. This is dated 1998, but not seen until now. Foreword by Richard Slotkin. Available from University Press of New England, 23 South Main St, Hanover NH 03755; orders 800-421-1561; add $5.00 postage.

Forgotten Realms: Silverfall: Stories of the Seven Sisters Ed Greenwood (TSR 0-7869-1365-7, Aug ’99, $14.99, 376pp, tp, cover by John Foster) [Forgotten Realms] Fantasy novelization/collection of seven linked novellas based on the role-playing game. Copyrighted by TSR.

Forgotten Realms: The Temptation of Elminster Ed Greenwood (Wizards of the Coast/TSR 0-7869-1427-0, Nov ’99 [Oct ’99], $5.99, 410pp, tp, cover by Todd Lockwood) [Forgotten Realms: Elminster] Reprint (TSR 1998) fantasy novelization based on the role-playing game, third in the series about the young Elminster. Copyrighted by TSR.

Star Trek: Parallel Narratives Chris Gregory (St. Martin’s 0-312-22583-0, Dec ’99, $35.00, 225pp, hc) [Star Trek] Critical analysis of Star Trek as a reflection of popular culture, analyzing its psychological, political, and social themes and mythic elements. Includes bibliography and index.

The Cornflake House Deborah Gregory (St. Martin’s 0-312-20290-3, May ’99 [Apr ’99], $21.95, 228pp, hc, cover by Gerard DeBois) Mainstream fantasy novel. A woman with magic talents tells about her unconventional family, and how her mother used her powers to win a cereal-box contest and move to the suburbs. A first novel. First US edition (Picador UK 2/99).

The Termination Node Lois Gresh & Robert Weinberg (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41245-1, Jan ’99, $24.00, 312pp, hc, cover by Barclay Shaw) Associational very-near-future thriller of computer hackers able to break the best security systems, and ready to eliminate anyone who might stop them.

The Termination Node Lois Gresh & Robert Weinberg (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41246-X, Nov ’99, $6.99, 302pp, pb) Reprint (Del Rey 1999) very-near-future SF thriller of computer hackers. Includes an unpaginated eight-page interview with the authors.

World of Darkness: Tzimisce Eric Griffin (White Wolf 1-56504-802-4, May ’99 [Apr ’99], $5.99, 272pp, tp, cover by John Van Fleet) [World of Darkness: Clan] Novelization of the “Clan” based on the “Vampire: the Masquerade” role-playing games. Copyrighted by White Wolf.

Cougar Helen V. Griffith (Morrow Greenwillow 0-688-16337-8, May ’99 [Apr ’99], $15.00, 106pp, hc, cover by Nina Crews) Young-adult ghost novella. A boy faces bullies at a new school with the help of a ghost horse and a beat-up bike.

The Blue Place Nicola Griffith (Avon 0-380-79088-2, Jun ’99, $12.00, 308pp, tp) Reprint (Avon 1998) associational thriller.

Bending the Landscape: Science Fiction ed. Nicola Griffith & Stephen Pagel (Overlook Press 0-87951-735-2, Nov ’99 [Dec ’99], $13.95, 375pp, tp, cover by J. K. Potter) Reprint (Overlook Press 1998) original anthology of 21 SF stories about gays and lesbians. The cover calls this “Volume I” in a series, but this is actually the second, following Bending the Landscape: Fantasy (White Wolf 1997).

Cauldron of Iniquity Anne Lesley Groell (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45771-4, Dec ’99, $6.50, 437pp, pb, cover by Alan Pollack) [Cloak and Dagger] Fantasy novel, the third about trainee guild assassins “The Cloak & Dagger”. The duo get a holiday job as bodyguards at an illusion club.

Magic: The Gathering: The Gathering Dark Jeff Grubb (TSR/Wizards of the Coast 0-7869-1357-6, Jun ’99, $5.99, 342pp, tp, cover by Gary Ruddell) [Magic: The Gathering: Ice Age Cycle] Novelization based on the fantasy card game. First book in the “Ice Age Cycle”. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.

Dinotopia: First Flight James Gurney (HarperCollins 0-06-028007-7, Oct ’99 [Sep ’99], $19.95, 60pp, hc, cover by James Gurney) [Dinotopia] Art book, third in the series. Dinosaurs, robots, and aircraft mix in Dinotopia’s distant past, when a high-tech empire threatened to take over. The inside front cover forms a game board used with bound-in pieces.

Dinotopia: The World Beneath James Gurney (HarperCollins 0-06-028006-9, Apr ’99 [Mar ’99], $29.95, 160pp, hc, cover by James Gurney) [Dinotopia] Reprint (Turner 1995) art book, sequel to Dinotopia. HarperCollins is now marketing these as young-adult books.

Just Ella Margaret Peterson Haddix (Simon & Schuster 0-689-82186-7, Sep ’99 [Oct ’99], $17.00, 185pp, hc, cover by René Milot) [Just Ella] Associational young-adult novel based on the Cinderella story. Life with a prince isn’t happily ever after, regardless of what people want to believe; about peoples’ need for fantasy, but not actually fantastic.

Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold H. Rider Haggard (Regnery/Gateway Movie Classics 0-89526-327-0, 1999 [May ’99], $14.95, 309pp, tp) [Allan Quatermain] Reprint (Longmans, Green 1887 as Allan Quatermain) classic lost-race adventure novel. This appears to be the text of the original novel, not the 1986 movie tie-in abridgement of the same title.

King Solomon’s Mines H. Rider Haggard (Tor 0-812-58356-6, Dec ’98 [Feb ’99], $3.99, 236pp, pb, cover by Dan Gonzalez) [Allan Quatermain] Reissue (Cassell 1885) classic lost-race adventure novel featuring Allan Quatermain. This indicates first printing, and has a 1998 copyright on new material, but aside from brief historical/biographical introductions this is the original text.

King Solomon’s Mines H. Rider Haggard (Regnery/Gateway Movie Classics 0-89526-329-7, 1999 [May ’99], $14.95, 242pp, tp) [Allan Quatermain] Reprint (Cassell 1885) classic lost-race adventure novel featuring Allan Quatermain.

She H. Rider Haggard (Regnery/Gateway Movie Classics 0-89526-328-9, 1999 [May ’99], $14.95, 318pp, tp) [She] Reprint (Longman’s, Green 1887) classic fantasy adventure novel, first in the “She” tetralogy.

Michael Hague’s Magical World of Unicorns ed. Michael Hague (Simon & Schuster 0-689-82849-7, Oct ’99 [Dec ’99], $16.00, 34pp, hc, cover by Michael Hague) Picture book of Hague’s unicorn paintings, accompanied by short poems and brief quotes about unicorns.

Vintage Science Fiction ed. Peter Haining (Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0647-3, Aug ’99 [Jul ’99], $11.95, 513pp, tp) Omnibus/anthology of 20 SF stories that inspired (or their authors inspired) films or TV series, originally published in two volumes from Severn House: Space Movies: Classic Science Fiction Films (1995) and Space Movies II: Famous Science Fiction Television Series (1996). This retains Haining’s story introduction and two prologues. Authors include Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick, Clive Barker, and Terry Pratchett.

Forever Free Joe Haldeman (Ace 0-441-00697-3, Dec ’99, $21.95, 277pp, hc, cover by Bruce Jensen) [Forever War] SF novel, sequel to The Forever War, Haldeman’s 1975 Hugo and Nebula winner.

The Happiness Box Beverly A. Hale (Yard Dog Press 1-893687-03-1, Nov ’98 [Jan ’99], no price, 20pp, ph, cover by David Kimmel) Children’s fairy-tale/parable about a princess forced to suppress her feelings. Illustrated by David Kimmel. Order from Selina Rosen (dba) Yard Dog Comics, 710 W Redbud Lane, Alma AR 72921.

To Kill an Eidolon W. F. Halsey (Speculation Press 0-9671979-1-0, Sep ’99, $11.50, 243pp, tp, cover by Terry M. Tindill) SF novel of conspiracy around a deadly epidemic. An on-demand edition. Available from Speculation Press, PO Box 543, DeKalb IL 60115;

Dragonshadow Barbara Hambly (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-42187-6, Mar ’99 [Feb ’99], $24.00, 297pp, hc, cover by Donato Giancola) [Winterlands] Fantasy novel, sequel to Dragonsbane. A dragon and the man called Dragonsbane team up to fight soul-stealing demonspawn.

Fever Season Barbara Hambly (Bantam 0-553-57527-9, May ’99 [Apr ’99], $5.99, 395pp, pb, cover by Jason Seder) [Benjamin January] Reprint (Bantam 1998) associational historical mystery, sequel to A Free Man of Color.

Graveyard Dust Barbara Hambly (Bantam 0-553-10259-1, Jul ’99 [Jun ’99], $23.95, 315pp, hc, cover by Jason Seder) [Benjamin January] Associational historical mystery, the third featuring Benjamin January, a free Creole in antebellum New Orleans. Benjamin is threatened with a voodoo curse when he tries to clear his sister of a murder.

Icefalcon’s Quest Barbara Hambly (SFBC #01808, Apr ’98 [Jan ’99], $11.98, 307pp, hc, cover by Donato Giancola) [Darwath] Reprint (Del Rey 1998) fantasy novel. Sequel to “Mother of Winter”, a followup to the “Darwath” trilogy. This was scheduled for 1998, but not seen until now. It is similar to the Del Rey edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Winterlands Barbara Hambly (SFBC #17910, May ’99, $13.98, 513pp, hc, cover by Donato Giancola) [Winterlands] Omnibus of two fantasy novels: Dragonsbane (1985) and Dragonshadow 1999). This special SFBC edition has ISBN 0-7394-0278-1. It lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket, and comes shrinkwrapped with a poster of the cover art.

Kaldar: World of Antares Edmond Hamilton (Haffner Press 1-893887-01-4, Nov ’98 [Jul ’99], $55.00, 219pp, hc, cover by Jon Arfstrom) [Stuart Merrick] Collection of three SF adventure stories of the planet Kaldar, all originally published in 1933 pulps: “Kaldar, World of Antares”, “The Snake-Men of Kaldar”, and “The Great Brain of Kaldar”, plus a 1934 autobiographical piece by Hamilton. Introduction by Ray Bradbury. This is a limited edition of 300; it is dated 1998 but not seen until now. Haffner Press, 5005 Crooks Rd, Suite 35, Royal Oak MI 48073-1239; add $4.50 postage.

Black Moon Inn Laurell K. Hamilton (SFBC #02676, Feb ’99, $14.98, 613pp, hc, cover by Luis Royo) [Anita Blake] Omnibus of two novels in the “Anita Blake, Vampire Executioner” series: Burnt Offerings (1998) and Blue Moon (1998). This special SFBC edition has ISBN 0-7394-0046-0, and comes shrinkwrapped with a poster of the cover art.

Millennium Nights ed. P. G. R. Hamilton (New Zealand: Campus Press 1-877229-03-2, Nov ’98 [Sep ’99], NZ$29.95, 408pp, tp, cover by Martin Burge) Original anthology of 24 stories and one poem by New Zealand writers, mostly beginners, in which a millennium (any millennium) is pivotal. This is dated 1998, but did not appear until 1999. Order from Barabara’s Books, 123 Great South Road, Papatoetoe New Zealand; e-mail:; US price $14.95.

The Naked God Peter F. Hamilton (Warner Aspect 0-446-52567-7, Jan 2000 [Dec ’99], $26.95, 978pp, hc, cover by Jim Burns) [Night’s Dawn] SF novel, third and final in the trilogy begun in The Reality Dysfunction. First US edition (Macmillan UK 10/99).

The Nano Flower Peter F. Hamilton (Tor 0-812-57769-8, Jun ’99 [May ’99], $6.99, 602pp, pb, cover by Barclay Shaw) [Greg Mandel] Reprint (Pan 1995) SF novel, third in the “Greg Mandel” trilogy about a freelance operative with telepathic powers.

Anna and the King Elizabeth Hand (HarperPaperbacks 0-06-102045-1, Nov ’99 [Dec ’99], $6.50, 297pp, pb) Associational novelization of the movie, with eight unpaginated pages of photos. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film.

Black Light Elizabeth Hand (HarperPrism 0-06-105266-3, Apr ’99 [Mar ’99], $25.00, 276pp, hc) Contemporary fantasy/Dionysian/secret conspiracy novel.

Perlman’s Ordeal Brooks Hansen (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 0-374-23078-1, Aug ’99, $24.00, 329pp, hc, cover by Alvin Langdon Coburn) Literary fantasy novel set in 1906. A psychiatrist, a spiritualist, and a ghost battle over a girl who appears possessed by a spirit from Atlantis.

The Shadow of Ararat Thomas Harlan (Tor 0-312-86543-0, Jul ’99 [Jun ’99], $26.95, 510pp, hc, cover by Stephen Hickman) [Oath of Empire] Alternate-history fantasy novel of war between Rome and Persia, book one in “The Oath of Empire”. A first novel.

Rings Charles L. Harness (NESFA Press 1-886778-16-7, Nov ’99 [Dec ’99], $25.00, 597pp, hc, cover by Jane Dennis) Omnibus of four novels: The Ring of Ritornel (1968), The Paradox Men (1953), Firebird (1981), and Drunkard’s Endgame (not previously published). Introductions by George Zebrowski and by editor Priscilla Olson. Order from NESFA Pres, PO Box 809, Framingham MA 01701-0203.

Orlanda Jacqueline Harpman (Seven Stories Press 1-58322-011-9, Sep ’99 [Oct ’99], $22.00, 221pp, hc) Literary fantasy novel. A woman reading Virginia Woolf’s Orlando meets her male self and learns to embrace her wild side. Translated from the French (Bernard Grasset 1996) by Ros Schwartz. Winner of the 1996 Prix Médicis.

The Stainless Steel Rat Joins the Circus Harry Harrison (Tor 0-312-86934-7, Nov ’99 [Oct ’99], $23.95, 269pp, hc, cover by Julie Bell) [Slippery Jim (James Bolivar) diGriz] Humorous SF novel. Slippery Jim DiGriz investigates a circus linked to interstellar bank robberies.

Stars & Stripes Forever Harry Harrison (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-40934-5, Oct ’99 [Sep ’99], $6.99, 346pp, pb, cover by Dennis Lyall) [Stars and Stripes] Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1998) SF alternate-history novel, first in the “Stars and Stripes” series. This includes an unpaginated eight-page interview with Harrison.

The Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Virtual Corpse Keith Hartman (Meisha Merlin 1-89206-505-3, Apr ’99 [May ’99], $16.00, 429pp, tp, cover by Stephen Daniele) [Gumshoe] Near-future SF/fantasy humorous mystery novel. Very public scenes of occult ritual murder add to the tension between Christian extremists and pagans in Atlanta. A first novel. Order from Meisha Merlin Publishing, PO Box 7, Decatur GA 30031.

Mars Underground William K. Hartmann (Tor 0-812-58039-7, Feb ’99 [Jan ’99], $6.99, 428pp, pb) Reprint (Tor 1997) SF novel of Mars exploration.

Year’s Best SF 4 ed. David G. Hartwell (HarperPrism 0-06-105902-1, Jun ’99 [May ’99], $6.50, 484pp, pb, cover by John Harris) “Year’s Best” anthology of 20 stories from 1998, all strictly SF (no fantasy). Hartwell discusses the year in his very short introduction.

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