The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1999

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Corporate Mentality Steven Piziks (Baen 0-671-57811-1, Jul ’99 [Jun ’99], $6.99, 334pp, pb, cover by Charles Kagan) [In the Company of Mind] SF novel, sequel to In the Company of Mind. A psychotic child controls the nanobots that keep civilization running.

18 Best Stories by Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe (Dell 0-440-32227-8, Jul ’99, $6.50, 287pp, pb) Reissue (Dell 1965) collection, edited by Vincent Price and Chandler Brossard, with introduction by Price. 44th printing.

The Pit and the Pendulum and Other Stories by Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe (Viking 0-670-88725-0, Oct ’99 [Sep ’99], $17.99, 153pp, tp, cover by Jame’s Prunier) Young-adult collection of seven horror stories, extensively illustrated by Jame’s Prunier, with descriptive captions that provide background on the stories and Poe. A hardcover edition ($25.99) is also available. Notes by Henri Justin translated from the French (Editions Gallimard 1998) by Barbara Briser.

Tales of Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe (Morrow/Books of Wonder 0-688-07509-6, Apr ’99, $22.00, 308pp, hc, cover by Barry Moser) Reissue (Books of Wonder 1991) collection of 14 stories, illustrated by Barry Moser. Fourth printing.

The Tell-Tale Heart Edgar Allan Poe (Books of Wonder 0-929605-94-2, Sep ’98 [Jun ’99], $5.95, 54pp, ph, cover by Barbara Armata) Collection of two horror short story published as part of the “Classic Frights” line for young adults. Illustrated by Barbara Armata. This is dated 1998, but not seen until now. Available from Books of Wonder, 16th West 18th St, New York NY 10011; 800-835-4315.

The Eschaton Sequence Frederik Pohl (SFBC #02211, Aug ’99, $14.98, 800pp, hc, cover by Bruce Jensen) [Eschaton Sequence] Omnibus of three SF novels: The Other End of Time (1996), The Siege of Eternity (1997), and The Far Shore of Time (1999). This has ISBN 0-7394-0506-3; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Far Shore of Time Frederik Pohl (Tor 0-312-86618-6, Jul ’99 [Jun ’99], $23.95, 317pp, hc, cover by John Harris) [Eschaton Sequence] SF novel, third in the “Eschaton Sequence”.

Gateway Frederik Pohl (SFBC #02673, Feb ’99 [Jan ’99], $9.98, 278pp, hc, cover by Boris Vallejo) [Heechee (Robinette Broadhead)] Reprint (St. Martin’s 1977) Hugo and Nebula Award-winning SF novel, first in the “Heechee” series. This is similar to the St. Martin’s edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

O Pioneer! Frederik Pohl (Tor 0-812-54544-3, Apr ’99, $6.99, 254pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) Reprint (Tor 1998) SF novel of a colony planet with five alien species.

The SFWA Grand Masters, Volume 1 ed. Frederik Pohl (Tor 0-312-86881-2, Jun ’99 [May ’99], $24.95, 384pp, hc) Anthology of 18 works by the first five Grand Masters: Robert A. Heinlein, Jack Williamson, Clifford D. Simak, L. Sprague de Camp, and Fritz Leiber. There is a separate introduction and list of recommended reading for each author.

Race in Space: The Representation of Ethnicity in Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation Micheal C. Pounds (Scarecrow Press 0-8108-3412-X, Jan ’99 [Feb ’99], $32.50, 252pp, hc) Critical sociological examination of how the presentation and perceptions of ethnicity and equality changed in the more than 20 years between the two series. Includes index and bibliography. Order from Scarecrow Press, 4720 Boston Way, Lanham MD 20706; credit card orders 800-462-6420.

Starswarm Jerry Pournelle (Tor 0-812-53893-5, Aug ’99 [Jul ’99], $5.99, 349pp, pb, cover by Vincent Di Fate) [Jupiter] Reprint (Tor 1998) young-adult SF novel, fifth in the “Jupiter” series.

The Drawing of the Dark Tim Powers (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-43081-6, Nov ’99, $11.95, 323pp, tp) Reprint (Del Rey 1979) fantasy novel. Part of the “Impact” line of classic reprints.

Carpe Jugulum Terry Pratchett (HarperPrism 0-06-105158-6, Sep ’99, $24.00, 296pp, hc, cover by Carl D. Galian) [Discworld] Humorous fantasy novel, “Discworld” #23. Up-to-date vampires tangle with the Lancre witches. First US edition (Doubleday UK 1998).

Carpe Jugulum Terry Pratchett (SFBC #03068, Oct ’99, $11.98, 296pp, hc, cover by Carl D. Galian) [Discworld] Reprint (Doubleday UK 1998) humorous fantasy novel, “Discworld” #23. This is similar to the HarperPrism edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Colour of Magic/The Light Fantastic Terry Pratchett (Dufour/Colin Smythe 0-86140-421-1, Oct ’99 [Aug ’99], $33.95, 352pp, hc, cover by Josh Kirby) [Discworld] Reprint (SFBC 7/99 as part of Rincewind the Wizard) omnibus of The Colour of Magic (1983) and The Light Fantastic (1986). This is the UK (Colin Smythe) edition with Dufour stickers.

Hogfather Terry Pratchett (HarperPrism 0-06-105905-6, Sep ’99, $6.50, 354pp, pb, cover by Roger De Muth) [Discworld] Reprint (Gollancz 1996) humorous fantasy novel, “Discworld” #20, by UK numbering. Pratchett does Christmas (Hogmanay).

Jingo Terry Pratchett (HarperPrism 0-06-105906-4, Mar ’99 [Feb ’99], $6.50, 437pp, pb, cover by Michael Sabanosh) [Discworld] Reprint (Gollancz 1997) humorous fantasy novel, #21 in the “Discworld” series (by UK numbering).

The Last Continent Terry Pratchett (HarperPrism 0-06-105048-2, Mar ’99 [Feb ’99], $24.00, 292pp, hc) [Discworld] Humorous fantasy novel, #22 in the “Discworld” series. Rincewind has unwillingly heroic adventures on a continent very like (but not) Australia. First US edition (Doubleday UK 1998).

The Last Continent Terry Pratchett (SFBC #05512, Mar ’99, $10.98, 292pp, hc) [Discworld] Reprint (Doubleday UK 1998) humorous fantasy novel, #22 in the “Discworld” series. This is similar to the HarperPrism edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Rincewind the Wizzard Terry Pratchett (SFBC #00286, Jul ’99 [Jun ’99], $14.98, 649pp, hc, cover by Tom Kidd) [Discworld] Omnibus of four novels in the “Discworld” series featuring the title character: The Colour of Magic (1983), The Light Fantastic (1986), Sourcery (1988), Eric (1990). This special SFBC edition has ISBN 0-7394-0345-1; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Thunderhead Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (Warner 0-446-52337-2, Jul ’99 [Jun ’99], $25.95, 483pp, hc) [Relic] Thriller with possible supernatural elements, featuring the journalist from Relic and Reliquary. A group searching for the fabled Anasazi lost City of Gold encounters fatal greed, Native American witches, and ancient secrets that lead to death.

Arthur C. Clarke’s Venus Prime: Volume 1 Paul Preuss (Pocket/ibooks 0-671-03888-5, Sep ’99 [Aug ’99], $14.00, 328pp, tp, cover by Jim Burns) [Venus Prime] Reprint (Avon 1987 as Arthur C. Clarke’s Venus Prime, Volume 1: Breaking Strain) SF novel, first in a series based on a concept by Clarke, whose afterword to the original is now the introduction. There is a new afterword by Preuss. Packaged and copyrighted by Byron Preiss Visual Publications.

The Antarktos Cycle ed. Robert M. Price (Chaosium 1-56882-146-8, Aug ’99, $19.95, 572pp, tp, cover by John Snyder) Anthology of one poem and 10 quasi-Lovecraftian stories, including two novels: Edgar Allan Poe’s The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket and John Taine’s The Greatest Adventure (1929). Price’s introduction discusses the themes of exploration and hollow-Earth fantasy.

The Ithaqua Cycle ed. Robert M. Price (Chaosium 1-56882-124-7, May ’99 [Jun ’99], $12.95, 256pp, tp, cover by H. E. Fassl) Anthology of 14 Lovecraftian horror stories about “the wind-Walker of the Icy Wastes,” an elemental “Old One” actually created by August Derleth. Price discusses this, and how it fits in the Lovecraft mythos; each story is prefaced with comments on its place in the cycle. Authors include Algernon Blackwood, August Derleth, and Brian Lumley. This is dated 1998, but not published until now. Order from Chaosium, 950 56th St, Oakland CA 94608.

eXistenZ Christopher Priest (HarperEntertainment 0-06-102027-3, May ’99 [Mar ’99], $6.50, 278pp, pb) Novelization of the movie about gaming that goes beyond virtual reality. Includes eight unpaginated pages of stills. Copyrighted by Alliance Atlantis Communications.

The Extremes Christopher Priest (St. Martin’s 0-312-20541-4, May ’99 [Apr ’99], $24.95, 393pp, hc, cover by Scott Levine) Near-future SF thriller of mass murders and virtual reality. First US edition (Simon & Schuster UK 1998).

The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Fantasy ed. David Pringle (Overlook Press 0-87951-937-1, May ’99 [Mar ’99], $35.00, 256pp, hc, cover by Gerry Grace) Non-fiction, reference. Lavishly illustrated encyclopedia. Introduction by Terry Pratchett. Copyrighted by Carlton Books Limited. First US edition (Carlton 1998).

Masques Bill Pronzini (Leisure 0-8439-4501-X, Mar ’99 [Feb ’99], $4.99, 269pp, pb) Reprint (Arbor House 1981) horror novel/thriller of voodoo and murder at the New Orleans Mardi Gras.

Clockwork Philip Pullman (Scholastic Signature 0-590-12998-8, Oct ’99, $4.99, 112pp, pb, cover by Leonid Gore) Reprint (Doubleday UK 1996) young-adult fantasy novella about an apprentice clockmaker who sells his soul. Illustrated by Leonid Gore.

The Firework-Maker’s Daughter Philip Pullman (Scholastic/Levine 0-590-18719-8, Oct ’99 [Aug ’99], $15.95, 97pp, hc, cover by S. Saelig Gallagher) Young-adult fantasy novella of a girl determined to get the Fire-Fiend’s secret ingredient to help her father win a contest. Illustrated by S. Saelig Gallagher. First US edition (Transworld 1995).

The Golden Compass Philip Pullman (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41335-0, Oct ’99 [Sep ’99], $5.99, 351pp, pb) [His Dark Materials] Reissue (Scholastic UK 1995 as His Dark Materials: Northern Lights) young-adult alternate-world fantasy. Ninth printing.

His Dark Materials 2: The Subtle Knife Philip Pullman (Random House/Knopf Paperbacks 0-375-80211-8, Oct ’99, $10.00, 326pp, tp, cover by Eric Rohmann) [His Dark Materials] Reprint (Knopf 1997) fantasy novel, second in a trilogy.

His Dark Materials 2: The Subtle Knife Philip Pullman (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41336-9, Oct ’99 [Dec ’99], $5.99, 288pp, pb, cover by Eric Peterson) [His Dark Materials] Reissue (Knopf 1997) young-adult fantasy novel, sequel to the award-winning The Golden Compass. Fourth printing.

Nightmare’s Disciple Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. (Chaosium 1-56882-118-2, Jun ’99, $14.95, 395pp, tp, cover by Lissanne Lake) Lovecraftian horror novel. A detective tracks a Cthulhu-worshipping serial killer in contemporary Schenectady NY. Order from Chaosium, 950-A 56th St, Oakland CA 94608-3129.

The Crying of Lot 49 Thomas Pynchon (HarperPerennial Classics 0-06-093167-1, 1999 [Mar ’99], $12.00, 152pp, tp, cover by Mark Penberthy) Reprint (Lippincott 1966) satiric quasi-fantasy novel.

Gravity’s Rainbow Thomas Pynchon (Penguin 0-14-018859-2, 1999 [Dec ’99], $16.95, 760pp, tp) Reissue (Viking 1973) classic literary SF novel. Ninth printing.

V. Thomas Pynchon (HarperPerennial Classics 0-06-093021-7, 1999 [Mar ’99], $14.00, 533pp, tp, cover by Mark Penberthy) Reprint (Lippincott 1963) satiric literary novel with fantasy elements.

DragonLance: The Silver Stair Jean Rabe (TSR 0-7869-1315-0, Jan ’99, $5.99, 314pp, tp, cover by Jeff Easley) [DragonLance: Bridges of Time] Fantasy novelization based on the role-playing game. “Bridges of Time” book three. Copyrighted by TSR.

Guardian of the Balance Irene Radford (DAW 0-88677-826-3, Mar ’99 [Feb ’99], $23.95, 529pp, hc, cover by Gordon Crabb) [Merlin’s Descendants] Arthurian fantasy novel, first in the “Merlin’s Descendants” series. Merlin’s daughter Wren tries to prevent Arthur’s downfall.

The Renegade Dragon Irene Radford (DAW 0-88677-855-7, Nov ’99, $6.99, 386pp, pb, cover by Yvonne Gilbert) [Dragon Nimbus] Fantasy novel, “Dragon Nimbus History #3”, sixth book overall in series.

Dark Shadows: Dreams of the Dark Stephen M. Rainey & Elizabeth Massie (HarperEntertainment 0-06-105752-5, Oct ’99 [Sep ’99], $6.99, 378pp, pb) [Dark Shadows] Novelization based on the TV show. Introduction by Lara Parker. Copyrighted by Dan Curtis Productions.

Piercing the Darkness: Undercover with Vampires in America Today Katherine Ramsland (HarperPaperbacks 0-06-105945-5, Oct ’99 [Sep ’99], $6.99, 546pp, pb) Reprint (HarperPrism 1998) non-fiction look at the underground vampire culture. There is a new chapter discussing the vampire community’s response to the book.

Anthem Ayn Rand (Penguin/Plume 0-452-28125-3, Dec ’99, $13.95, 253pp, tp, cover by Nick Gaetano) Reprint (Cassell 1938) dystopian novel. This follows the 1995 Dutton anniversary edition, even to the “expanded 50th anniversary edition” on the cover.

Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand (Penguin/Plume 0-452-01187-6, Aug ’99 [Sep ’99], $17.95, 1168pp, tp, cover by Nicholas Gaetano) Reprint (Random House 1957) philosophical novel about a near-future society. This has the introduction by Leonard Peikoff from the 1992 Signet 35th anniversary edition.

The Dog King Christoph Ransmayr (Random House/Vintage 0-679-76860-2, Nov ’98 [Jan ’99], $14.00, 355pp, tp) Reprint (Chatto & Windus 1997) literary alternate history novel. Translated from the German Morbus Kitahara (S. Fischer 1995) by John E. Woods.

Scrying the River Styx Wendy Rathbone (Anamnesis Press 1-892842-13-0, May ’99 [Sep ’99], $5.95, 34pp, ph, cover by Ric Frane) Poetry collection of 13 poems, six original. Available from Anamnesis Press, PO Box 51115, Palo Alto CA 94303;

Voodoo Child Michael Reaves (Tor 0-812-51993-0, Apr ’99 [Mar ’99], $6.99, 350pp, pb, cover by Michael Koelsch) Reprint (Tor 1998) horror novel of voodoo in New Orleans.

Prophet Annie Ellen Recknor (Avon 0-380-79513-2, Mar ’99, $12.00, 330pp, tp, cover by Raquel Jaramillo) Western ghost novel, the memoir of a widow whose late husband sticks around to pass on vital information.

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