The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1999

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Mad Ship Robin Hobb (SFBC #19785, Jun ’99 [May ’99], $11.98, 647pp, hc, cover by Stephen Youll) [Liveship Traders] Reprint (Voyager; Bantam Spectra 1999) fantasy novel, second in “The Liveship Traders” series, set in the same world as the “Farseer” series. Hobb is a pen-name for Megan Lindholm. This is similar to the Bantam Spectra edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Ship of Magic Robin Hobb (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57563-5, Feb ’99 [Jan ’99], $6.99, 809pp, pb, cover by Stephen Youll) [Liveship Traders] Reprint (Bantam Spectra; Voyager 1998) fantasy novel, first in “The Liveship Traders” series, set in the same world as the “Farseer” series. Hobb is a pen-name for Megan Lindholm.

Conan and the Emerald Lotus John C. Hocking (Tor 0-812-59061-9, Sep ’99 [Aug ’99], $5.99, 279pp, pb, cover by Ken Kelly) [Conan] Reprint (Tor 1995) novelization based on the character created by Robert E. Howard. Copyrighted by Conan Properties.

Eyes of Prey Barry Hoffman (Leisure 0-8439-4567-2, Aug ’99, $5.50, 359pp, hc, cover by J. K. Potter) [Shara Farris] Reprint (Gauntlet 1998) horror novel with supernatural elements, sequel to Hungry Eyes.

A Red Heart of Memories Nina Kiriki Hoffman (Ace 0-441-00651-5, Oct ’99 [Sep ’99], $21.95, 329pp, hc, cover by Tim Barrall) [Matt Black] Contemporary fantasy novel, part of the “Matt Black” series of stories. Matt convinces a wandering witch to return to his hometown to deal with the past.

The Blood Artists Chuck Hogan (Avon 0-380-73146-0, Jan ’99, $6.99, 368pp, pb) Reprint (Morrow 1998) near-future thriller of a virus that takes over a human body and becomes aware. We apparently missed the hardcover first edition.

The Cradle of Saturn James P. Hogan (Baen 0-671-57813-8, Jun ’99 [May ’99], $24.00, 421pp, hc, cover by Dru Blair) [Cradle of Saturn] SF novel. A colony on the moons of Saturn finds evidence that a cataclysm is about to shake up the solar system.

Minds, Machines and Evolution James P. Hogan (Baen 0-671-57843-X, Dec ’99 [Nov ’99], $6.99, 369pp, pb, cover by David Mattingly) Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1988) collection of stories and non-fiction essays. This adds a postscript, and separate afterword-updates for some pieces.

The Multiplex Man James P. Hogan (Baen 0-671-57819-7, Jul ’99 [Jun ’99], $6.99, 375pp, pb, cover by Patrick Turner) Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1992) SF novel. Winner of the Prometheus Award.

Outward Bound James P. Hogan (Tor 0-312-86243-1, Mar ’99 [Feb ’99], $22.95, 220pp, hc, cover by Vincent Di Fate) [Jupiter] Young-adult SF novel, sixth in the “Jupiter” series. A 22nd-century teen in labor camp gets a chance to prove himself on a mission in space.

Outward Bound James P. Hogan (SFBC #20263, Jun ’99, $10.50, 220pp, hc, cover by Vincent Di Fate) [Jupiter] Reprint (Tor 1999) young-adult SF novel, sixth in the “Jupiter” series. This is similar to the Tor edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Rockets, Redheads and Revolution James P. Hogan (Baen 0-671-57807-3, Apr ’99 [Mar ’99], $6.99, 343pp, pb, cover by David Mattingly) Collection of fact and fiction, with six stories, one original, and nine essays, five original, most with additional comments by Hogan.

Voyage from Yesteryear James P. Hogan (Baen 0-671-57798-0, Mar ’99 [Feb ’99], $6.99, 382pp, pb, cover by Patrick Turner) Reprint (SFBC 1982) SF novel.

Angel: City of Nancy Holder (Pocket Pulse 0-671-04144-4, Dec ’99, $4.99, 177pp, pb) [Buffy, the Vampire Slayer] Novelization of the first episode in the TV spin-off of Buffy, the Vampire Slayer. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film.

Buffy, the Vampire Slayer: The Angel Chronicles, Vol. 3 Nancy Holder (Pocket Pulse 0-671-02631-3, Aug ’99 [Jul ’99], $4.99, 180pp, pb) [Buffy, the Vampire Slayer] Young-adult collection/novelization of three episodes of the TV show based on the movie. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film.

Gambler’s Star, Book Two: Legacies and Lies Nancy Holder (Avon Eos 0-380-79313-X, Apr ’99 [Mar ’99], $5.99, 292pp, pb) [Gambler’s Star] SF novel, second in the series about a lunar Las Vegas.

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Scarabian Nights Nancy Holder (Pocket Archway 0-671-02804-9, Jul ’99, $4.50, 161pp, pb) [Sabrina, the Teenage Witch] Young-adult novelization, 24th in the series based on the TV show based on the Archie Comic. Copyrighted by Viacom Productions.

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Up, Up, and Away Nancy Holder (Pocket Archway 0-671-02805-7, Dec ’99, $4.50, 128pp, pb) [Sabrina, the Teenage Witch] Young-adult novelization, 28th in the series based on the TV show based on the Archie Comic. Copyrighted by Viacom Productions.

An Ordinary Woman Cecelia Holland (Tor/Forge 0-312-86528-7, Apr ’99 [Mar ’99], $21.95, 223pp, hc, cover by Albert Bierstadt) Non-fiction, associational biography of Nancy Kelsey, the first American woman in California.

Railroad Schemes Cecelia Holland (Tor/Forge 0-812-57900-3, Dec ’99 [Nov ’99], $5.99, 276pp, pb, cover by Currier & Ives) [Railroad Schemes] Reprint (Forge 1997) associational historical novel.

Valley of the Kings Cecelia Holland (Tor/Forge 0-312-86862-6, Aug ’99 [Jul ’99], $12.95, 231pp, tp, cover by Donato Giancola) Reprint (Dutton 1977 as by Elizabeth Eliot Carter) associational historical novel about Howard Carter’s search for the tomb of King Tut.

Howl-O-Ween Gary L. Holleman (Leisure 0-8439-4639-3, Sep ’99 [Oct ’99], $4.99, 313pp, pb) Reissue (Leisure 1996) werewolf/voodoo novel. This is dated 1999, has a new ISBN, and does not indicate a printing number.

Shadows Before the Maiming Scott C. Holstad (Gothic Press 0-913045-08-X, Oct ’99, $7.00, 50pp, ph, cover by Margaret Ballif Simon) Chapbook collection of 36 poems, most with horror elements. Available from Gothic Press, 4998 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge LA 70808-3043; postage included in price.

The Silly Season Susan Holtzer (St. Martin’s 0-312-20010-2, Feb ’99 [May ’99], $22.95, 261pp, hc, cover by Joe Burleson) Associational mystery. A history professor/UFOlogist turns up dead at an apparent UFO landing sight, and psychics, abductees, and millennialists make things difficult for investigators.

Four Mothers Shifra Horn (St. Martin’s 0-312-20547-3, May ’99 [Apr ’99], $23.95, 276pp, hc, cover by Michelle Barnes) Literary fantasy novel of a cursed Jerusalem family whose daughters have psychic talents. Translated by Dalya Bilu from the Hebrew (Sifriat Ma’ariv 1996); the translation is copyrighted 1997, but no English-language edition has been seen previously.

The Willows and Beyond William Horwood (St. Martin’s Griffin 0-312-24497-5, Oct ’99, $12.95, 294pp, tp, cover by Patrick Benson) [Wind in the Willows] Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1996) animal fantasy novel; third sequel by Horwood to The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.

Road to Hell Gerard Daniel Houarner (Necro Publications 1-889186-13-9, Sep ’99, $12.95, 208pp, tp, cover by Brandy Gill) [Max the Assassin] Horror novel featuring “Max the Assassin”. Max’s son Angel grows from baby to adult in days, while beset by the ghosts of Max’s victims. Introduction by Brian Hodge. This is a signed, limited edition of 300; a hardcover edition of 52 (-14-7, $40.00) was announced but not seen. Necro Publications, PO Box 540298, Orlando FL 32854-0298; add $1.50 postage for the trade paperback; the hardcover is sold out.

The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane Robert E. Howard (Wandering Star 0-9534253-0-4, Mar ’98 [May ’99], $160.00, 417pp, hc, cover by Gary Gianni) [Solomon Kane] Collection of 13 stories and three poems featuring the grim adventurer, with Wyeth-worthy illustrations by Gary Gianni. Includes Lovecraft’s “In Memorium”, and a biography of Howard by Rusty Burke. A slipcased limited edition of 1050, signed by the artist, this comes with an extra set of six color plates, and a CD of the poems set to music. An ultra limited edition of 50 ($265.00, £160.00) was announced but not seen. This is dated 1998, but not seen until now. Order from Conquistador, 158 Kent House Rd, Beckenham, Kent BR3 1JY UK; phone/fax 44 (0) 181 659 9714; payment in UK funds (limited £90.00) or by credit card, only.

2020: Hindsight Jock Howson (Jock Howson 0-9536141-0-7, 1999 [Jul ’99], $6.95, 466pp, tp) Darkly humorous SF novel, “An eyewitness account of the collapse of society in the British Isles in the Post-millennial period,” supposedly published in 2143.

Battlefield Earth L. Ron Hubbard (Bridge 0-88404-681-8, Dec ’99, $7.99, 1050pp, pb, cover by Gerry Grace) Reissue (St. Martin’s 1982) SF novel. This is a “soon to be a major motion picture” tie-in edition. Eighth printing.

Fear L. Ron Hubbard (Bridge 0-88404-759-8, Nov ’98 [Jan ’99], $6.99, 238pp, pb) Reissue (Bridge 1991; Gnome Press 1951 with “Typewriter in the Sky”) horror novel, with “bonus” short story/preview “Borrowed Glory”. Fifth printing.

The Quartered Sea Tanya Huff (DAW 0-88677-839-5, May ’99 [Apr ’99], $6.99, 406pp, pb, cover by Jody A. Lee) [Quarters] Fantasy novel in the “Quarters” series. A bard who can only work with water volunteers for a dangerous sea voyage.

Stealing Magic Tanya Huff (Tesseract 1-895836-63-8, Oct ’99 [Dec ’99], $9.95, 202pp, tp, cover by Heather Bruton) [Magdelene; Terazin] Collection of nine fantasy stories, one original, featuring the wizard Magdelene and the thief Terazin. A limited hardcover edition (-64-6, $23.95) is also available. Order from Tesseract Books, The Books Collective, 214-21 Jasper Ave, Edmonton AB Canada T5J 3S2.

What Ho, Magic! Tanya Huff (Meisha Merlin 1-892065-04-5, Apr ’99 [May ’99], $16.00, 371pp, tp, cover by Todd Lockwood) Collection of 15 stories, one original. Huff prefaces each story with notes on its inspiration. Introduction by Michelle Sagara West. Order from Meisha Merlin Publishing, PO Box 7, Decatur GA 30031.

Hunter Byron Huggins (Simon & Schuster 0-684-84461-3, Jan ’99, $25.00, 428pp, hc) SF thriller. The world’s best tracker hunts a superhuman monster spawned by outlaw genetic experiments.

Hunter James Byron Huggins (Pocket Star 0-671-01535-4, Dec ’99 [Nov ’99], $6.99, 565pp, pb) Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1999, not seen) technothriller/horror novel. A man is hired by the military to track an abomination created by genetic experiments.

The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox Barry Hughart (SFBC #00283, Jul ’99 [Jun ’99], $14.98, 652pp, hc, cover by Kaja Foglio) [Master Li] Reprint (The Stars Our Destination 1998) omnibus of three fantasy novels set in ancient China: Bridge of Birds (1984), The Story of the Stone (1988), and Eight Skilled Gentlemen (1991). This is similar to the Stars Our Destination edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Eternity Gene Robert Don Hughes (Broadman & Holman 0-8054-6000-4, Jan ’99 [Feb ’99], $12.99, 341pp, tp) [Jack Brennan] Christian quasi-SF novel, sequel to The Fallen. Jack Brennan is abducted again by time-travelling demons masquerading as aliens, but this time he’s only one of many, all possessing a genetic predisposition towards faith. Order from Bradman & Holman, 127 9th Ave N, Nashville TN 37234.

The Iron Giant Ted Hughes (Random House/Knopf 0-375-80167-7, Apr ’99 [May ’99], $16.00, 79pp, hc, cover by Gary Kelly) Reprint (Faber and Faber UK 1968 as The Iron Man) young-adult SF/fantasy story. This has the 1985 illustrations by Andrew Davidson. A movie tie-in (“soon to be a major motion picture”) edition.

The Iron Giant Ted Hughes (Random House/Knopf Paperbacks 0-375-80153-7, Jul ’99, $4.99, 79pp, tp) Reprint (Faber & Faber 1968 as The Iron Man) young-adult SF/fantasy story. A movie tie-in edition.

The Truth Teller Angela Hunt (Bethany House 0-7642-2155-8, May ’99 [Jul ’99], $11.99, 413pp, tp) Christian SF novel of genetic engineering and ethics. A boy born of a genetic experiment has the power to see and speak the truth in every situation. Available from Bethany House Publishers, 11300 Hampshire Ave. S., Minneapolis MN 55438; 612-829-2500.

Northern Frights 5 ed. Don Hutchison (Mosaic Press 0-88962-676-6, Nov ’99, $15.00, 259pp, tp, cover by D. L. Sproule) Original anthology of 17 horror/dark fantasy stories, one a reprint, and a poem, all either set in Canada or written by Canadians. Authors include Hugh B. Cave, Nalo Hopkinson, and Robert Charles Wilson. Order from Mosaic Press, PO Box 1032, Oakville ONT L6J 5E9 Canada; in the US order from Mosaic Press, 85 River Rock Dr., Suite 202, Buffalo NY 14207. Phone/fax: 1-800-387-8992.

Jacob’s Hands Aldous Huxley & Christopher Isherwood (St. Martin’s Griffin 0-312-24306-5, Sep ’99 [Oct ’99], $11.95, 141 + lxii, tp, cover by Claire Leighton) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1998, not seen) fantasy novel, a trunk novel/screenplay treatment about a man whose gift of healing touch is exploited. Introduction by Laura Archera Huxley.

The Lost Boy Noel Hynd (Pinnacle 0-7860-1014-2, Oct ’99 [Aug ’99], $5.99, 428pp, pb) Ghost novel.

The Secret of Platform 13 Eva Ibbotson (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-130286-0, Nov ’99 [Oct ’99], $4.99, 231pp, tp, cover by Kevin Hawkes) Reprint (Macmillan Children’s Books 1994) young-adult humorous fantasy. Illustrated by Sue Porter.

Which Witch? Eva Ibbotson (Penguin/Dutton 0-525-46164-7, Aug ’99 [Jul ’99], $15.99, 231pp, hc, cover by Kevin Hawkes) Young-adult humorous fantasy. A wizard looking for a wife holds a spell-casting contest for witches. Illustrated by Annabel Large. First US edition (Macmillan Children’s Books 1979).

The Road to Mars Eric Idle (Random House/Pantheon 0-375-40340-X, Sep ’99 [Aug ’99], $24.00, 309pp, hc) Humorous “Post-Modem” SF novel of a robot determined to understand the nature of comedy, following two interplanetary standup comics.

The Skins of Dead Men Dean Ing (Tor 0-812-54032-8, Sep ’99 [Oct ’99], $6.99, 373pp, pb, cover by Shelley Eshkar) Reprint (Forge 1998) associational thriller with dark fantasy elements.

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