The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1999

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Tesla: The Modern Sorcerer Daniel Blair Stewart (North Atlantic Books/Frog Ltd. 1-883319-91-9, Aug ’99 [Oct ’99], $18.95, 426pp, tp) Biographic novel of Tesla’s life, with alternate science if not outright SF. Order from North Atlantic Books, PO Box 12327, Berkeley CA 94712. [Nikola Tesla]

Earthweb Marc Stiegler (Baen 0-671-57809-X, May ’99 [Apr ’99], $6.99, 308pp, pb, cover by David Mattingly) Military SF novel of an alien threat fought by billions of humans linked by computer web.

Fear Street Collector’s Edition #12: Cheerleaders R. L. Stine (Pocket Archway 0-671-02308-X, Jan ’99 [Feb ’99], $6.99, 166+167+165pp, pb, cover by Bill Schmidt) Young-adult omnibus of three horror novels, all from 1992: Cheerleaders: the First Evil, Cheerleaders: The Second Evil, and Cheerleaders: The Third Evil. The novels are all paginated separately. Copyrighted by Parachute Press.

Fear Street: Seniors #10: Wicked R. L. Stine (Golden/Gold Key 0-307-24714-7, Apr ’99 [Jun ’99], $3.99, 148pp, pb) Young-adult horror novel, 10th in a series of 12 about a doomed class of high school seniors. Copyrighted by Parachute Press.

Fear Street: Seniors #12: Graduation Day R. L. Stine (Golden/Gold Key 0-307-24716-3, Jun ’99, $3.99, 197pp, pb) Young-adult horror novel, 12th in a series of 12 about the doomed senior class at Shadyside High. Copyrighted by Parachute Press.

Fear Street: Seniors #5: Last Chance R. L. Stine (Golden/Gold Key 0-307-24709-0, Dec ’98 [Jun ’99], $3.99, 150pp, pb) Young-adult horror novel, fifth in a series of 12. A Shadyside High student has premonitions of doom for the senior class; one student suspects her teacher is trying to kill her. This is dated 1998, but not seen until now. Copyrighted by Parachute Press.

Fear Street: Seniors #6: The Gift R. L. Stine (Golden/Gold Key 0-307-24710-4, Dec ’98 [Feb ’99], $3.99, 151pp, pb) Young-adult horror novel, sixth in a series of 12. The ghost of Dominique Fear returns to kill members of the doomed Shadyside High senior class. Copyrighted by Parachute Press.

Fear Street: Seniors #7: Fight, Team, Fight R. L. Stine (Golden/Gold Key 0-307-24711-2, Jan ’99 [Feb ’99], $3.99, 156pp, pb) Young-adult horror novel, seventh in a series of 12 about a doomed class of high-school seniors. Cheerleaders face a killer. Copyrighted by Parachute Press.

Fear Street: Seniors #8: Sweetheart, Evil heart R. L. Stine (Golden/Gold Key 0-307-24712-0, Feb ’99, $3.99, 152pp, pb) Young-adult horror novel, eighth in a series of 12 about a doomed class of high-school seniors. Copyrighted by Parachute Press.

Fear Street: Seniors #9: Spring Break R. L. Stine (Golden/Gold Key 0-307-24713-9, Mar ’99, $3.99, 204pp, pb) Young-adult horror novel, ninth in a series of 12. Vacationing students from Shadyside High’s doomed senior class find terror in the Arizona desert. Copyrighted by Parachute Press.

Fear Street: The Bad Girl R. L. Stine (Golden/Gold Key 0-307-24703-1, Jun ’98 [Feb ’99], $3.99, 148pp, pb, cover by Cliff Nielsen) Young-adult horror novel. Girls find a formula for bringing dead things back to life. This is dated 1998 but not seen until now. Copyrighted by Parachute Press.

Nightmare Hour R. L. Stine (HarperCollins 0-06-028688-1, Aug ’99, $9.95, hc, cover by Shasti O’Leary-Soudant) Young-adult original collection of ten horror stories, each illustrated by a different artist, including Bernie Wrightson, Cliff Nielsen, and John Collier. Copyrighted by Parachute Publishing.

Against the Tide of Years S. M. Stirling (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45743-9, May ’99 [Apr ’99], $6.99, 454pp, pb, cover by Dominic D’Andrea) [Island in the Sea of Time] Post-holocaust/time travel SF novel, sequel to Island in the Sea of Time. The Republic of Nantucket opposes a renegade seeking to use high-tech to build an empire in Ancient Greece.

Against the Tide of Years S. M. Stirling (SFBC #20206, Jun ’99, $9.98, 454pp, hc, cover by Dominic D’Andrea) [Island in the Sea of Time] Reprint (Roc 1999) post-holocaust SF novel, sequel to Island in the Sea of Time. This has ISBN 0-7394-0316-8; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Domination S. M. Stirling (Baen 0-671-57794-8, May ’99, $24.00, 778pp, hc, cover by Steve Hickman) [Draka] Omnibus of the “Draka Trilogy”: Marching Through Georgia (1988), Under the Yoke (1989), and The Stone Dogs (1990). These have been “abridged and revised” somewhat.

The Reformer S. M. Stirling & David Drake (Baen 0-671-57804-9, Apr ’99, $22.00, 297pp, hc, cover by Gary Ruddell) [General] Far-future SF novel, seventh in the “General” series. A computer’s plans to revive long-collapsed galactic civilization infect a scholar on a planet reduced to ruins.

Chemistry and Science Fiction ed. Jack H. Stocker (American Chemical Society 0-8412-3248-2, Jan ’99 [Oct ’99], $29.95, 292pp, tp) Non-fiction, critical. A gathering of 14 articles and two quasi-fiction stories about chemistry in SF, with an introduction by James Gunn, and a chapter on “Science in Science Fiction” by Connie Willis. This is copyrighted 1998, but apparently didn’t appear until 1999, distributed by Oxford University Press.

The Jewel of Seven Stars Bram Stoker (Tor 0-812-56895-8, May ’99 [Apr ’99], $5.99, 280pp, pb, cover by Boris Vallejo) Reprint (Heinemann 1903) classic horror novel.

The Primrose Path Bram Stoker (Desert Island Books 1-874287-21-X, May ’99, $29.95, 128pp, hc) Associational collection of two early non-supernatural stories, in first book publication, originally serialized in 1875 in the Dublin weekly The Shamrock as by A. Stoker. The introduction by Richard Dalby and notes from “The Desert Island Dracula Library” series editor Clive Leatherdale place the stories, particularly the title novella (an anti-alchohol parable) in context with Stoker’s life and later work. Originally published in the UK, this is available in the US from Firebird Distributing, 2030 First Street, Unit 5, Eureka CA 95501; 800-353-3575.

Heroes Die Matthew Woodring Stover (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-42145-0, Jun ’99 [May ’99], $6.99, 535pp, pb, cover by Doug Beekman) [Heroes Die] Reprint (Del Rey 1998) fantasy adventure novel of actors using another dimension for their stage. This includes a 10-page interview with Stover.

Jericho Moon Matthew Woodring Stover (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45758-7, Sep ’99 [Aug ’99], $6.99, 519pp, pb, cover by Keith Birdsong) [Iron Dawn] Reprint (Roc 1998) fantasy novel, sequel to Iron Dawn.

Mr. X Peter Straub (Random House 0-679-40138-5, Aug ’99 [Jul ’99], $25.95, 483pp, hc) Contemporary dark fantasy novel with Lovecraftian touches, about a man with a doppelgänger.

The Garden of the Stone Victoria Strauss (Avon Eos 0-380-79752-6, Nov ’99, $6.99, 485pp, pb, cover by Rowena Morrill) [Arm of the Stone] Fantasy novel, sequel to The Arm of the Stone. Bron’s daughter Cariad continues the struggle against the Guardians.

The Lost Boy and the Monster Craig Kee Strete (Putnam 0-399-22922-1, Apr ’99 [May ’99], $15.99, unpaginated, hc, cover by Steve Johnson & Lou Fancher) Children’s picture book of a Native American boy who foils a monster. Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher.

The Wrath of the Grinning Ghost Brad Strickland (Penguin/Dial 0-8037-2222-2, Sep ’99 [Aug ’99], $16.99, 166pp, hc, cover by Edward Gorey) [Johnny Dixon] Young-adult fantasy novel in the “Johnny Dixon” series created by John Bellairs. Copyrighted by the Estate of John Bellairs.

Whitley Strieber’s Aliens ed. Whitley Strieber (Pocket 0-671-88597-9, Jan ’99, $6.99, 459pp, pb, cover by John Stephens) Original anthology of 21 stories of alien encounters, in “The Horror Writers Association Presents” series. Authors include Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Esther Friesner, Adam-Troy Castro, and P.D. Cacek. Introduction by Strieber. Copyrighted by The Horror Writers Association.

Like Shaking Hands with God: A Conversation About Writing Lee Stringer & Kurt Vonnegut (Seven Stories Press 1-58322-0038, Oct ’99, $15.00, 80pp, hc, cover by Wolf Kahn) Associational non-fiction, a transcription of two conversations between the authors, beginning with a bookstore talk moderated by Ross Klavan. Foreword by Daniel Simon. Photos by Art Shay.

Baby Is Three: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon, Vol. 6 Theodore Sturgeon (North Atlantic Books 1-55643-319-0, Nov ’99, $30.00, 424pp, hc, cover by Richard M. Powers) Collection of 11 stories, plus two autobiographical essays in an appendix. Foreword by David Crosby. This is the sixth of ten volumes, and covers Sturgeon’s work from 1950 to 1953. Edited and with extensive story notes by Paul Williams.

The Dreaming Jewels Theodore Sturgeon (Random House/Vintage 0-375-70373-X, Oct ’99 [Sep ’99], $12.00, 217pp, tp, cover by Kevin Irby) Reprint (Greenberg 1950) SF novel.

Killdozer!: The Complete Short Stories of Theodore Sturgeon, Vol. 3 Theodore Sturgeon (North Atlantic Books 1-55643-327-1, Nov ’99 [Dec ’99], $18.95, 367pp, tp, cover by Paul Orban) Reprint (North Atlantic 1996) collection of 15 stories, four previously unpublished, and two not previously collected. This is the third of ten volumes and covers Sturgeon’s work from 1941 to 1946.

Thunder and Roses: The Complete Short Stories of Theodore Sturgeon, Vol. 4 Theodore Sturgeon (North Atlantic Books 1-55643-328-X, Nov ’99 [Dec ’99], $18.95, 380pp, tp, cover by Jacek Yerka) Reprint (North Atlantic 1997) collection of 15 stories, one previously unpublished, and three not previously collected. This is the fourth of ten volumes and covers Sturgeon’s work from 1946 to 1947. Order from North Atlantic Books, PO Box 12327, Berkeley CA 94712.

To Marry Medusa Theodore Sturgeon (Random House/Vintage 0-375-70372-1, Jan ’99, $10.00, 154pp, tp, cover by Kevin Irby & Evan Gaffney) Reprint (Dell 1958 as The Cosmic Rape) SF novel.

Venus Plus X Theodore Sturgeon (Random House/Vintage 0-375-70374-8, Oct ’99 [Sep ’99], $12.00, 213pp, tp, cover by Kevin Irby) Reprint (Pyramid 1960) SF novel.

Young Adult Science Fiction ed. C. W. Sullivan, III (Greenwood Press 0-313-28940-9, Mar ’99 [Jun ’99], $59.95, 247pp, hc) Non-fiction, a gathering of 11 articles on young-adult SF in the US, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, and Germany. Authors include Donald Palumbo, Michael M. Levy, and Franz Rottensteiner. There is an extensive bibliography of criticism and other secondary materials, and an index. Order from Greenwood Publishing Group, 88 Post Road West, Box 5007, Westport CT 06881; 800-225-5800.

News from the Edge: Vampires of Vermont Mark Sumner (Ace 0-441-00628-0, Jul ’99 [Jun ’99], $5.99, 198pp, pb, cover by Jeffrey Walker) [Savvy McKinnon] SF novel, third in the series featuring tabloid reporter Savvy McKinnon. An interview with a vampire leads to encounters with men in black.

The Scarlet Rider Lucy Sussex (Tor 0-812-54923-6, Apr ’99, $5.99, 350pp, pb) Reprint (Forge 1996) literary fantasy novel.

Altered Voices ed. Lucy Sussex (Scholastic/Point 0-590-60365-5, Dec ’99 [Nov ’99], $4.99, 162pp, pb) Young-adult original anthology of nine stories, three reprints, with an introduction by the editor. Authors include Isobelle Carmody, Sean McMullen, and Sophie Masson. First US edition (Omnibus Australia 1994 as The Lottery).

Sword at Sunset Rosemary Sutcliff (Tor 0-812-58852-5, Apr ’99 [Mar ’99], $5.99, 498pp, pb, cover by Kevin Eugene Johnson) Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1963) historical Arthurian novel with minor fantasy elements. Second printing.

Fearful Symmetries S. Andrew Swann (DAW 0-88677-834-4, Apr ’99 [Mar ’99], $5.99, 280pp, pb, cover by Luis Royo) [Moreau] SF novel, fourth in the “Moreau” series, subtitled “The Return of Nohar Rajasthan”. Assassins force the tiger-form detective to return from retirement.

The Spirit Window Joyce Sweeney (Dell Laurel-Leaf 0-440-22711-9, Jul ’99 [May ’99], $4.50, 243pp, pb, cover by Ericka Meltzer O’Rourke) Reprint (Delacorte 1998) young-adult novel with minor fantasy elements. We appear to have missed the first hardcover edition.

Gulliver’s Travels Jonathan Swift (Penguin/Signet Classic 0-451-52732-1, Jun ’99 [May ’99], $3.95, 312pp, pb) [Gulliver] Reprint (Benjamin Motte 1726) classic fantasy-satire novel. This has a new introduction by Leo Damrosch.

Gulliver’s Travels Jonathan Swift (Tor 0-812-56706-4, Nov ’99 [Oct ’99], $2.99, 294pp, pb, cover by Boris Anikin) [Gulliver] Reprint (Benjamin Motte 1726) classical satirical fantasy novel. This has new forword and afterword by Nancy Springer.

Tarzan Forever: The Life of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Creator of Tarzan John Taliaferro (Simon & Schuster/Scribner 0-684-83359-X, 1999 [Mar ’99], $30.00, 400pp, hc, cover by Clinton Pettee) Non-fiction, biography. Includes index, bibliographic references, and 14 unpaginated pages of photos. [Edgar Rice Burroughs]

Fetish Fantastic ed. Cecilia Tan (Circlet Press 1-885865-13-9, Jul ’99 [May ’99], $14.95, 181pp, tp, cover by Michael Manning) Original anthology of 11 erotic stories of fantasy, futuristic, and surreal sex. Authors include Raven Kaldera, M. Christian, and Gary Bowen. Order from Circlet Press, 1770 Massachusetts Ave, #278, Cambridge MA 02140.

Stars Inside Her: Lesbian Erotic Fantasy ed. Cecilia Tan (Circlet Press 1-885865-19-8, Nov ’99, $14.95, 169pp, tp, cover by Linda Joyce Franks) Original anthology of nine erotic fantasy stories, one a reprint.

The Shepherd Kings Judith Tarr (Tor/Forge 0-312-86113-3, Jun ’99, $27.95, 512pp, hc) [Epona] Historical novel with fantasy elements, sequel to White Mare’s Daughter. A pharaoh plans to reunite his kingdom with help from the Horse Goddess incarnate.

Household Gods Judith Tarr & Harry Turtledove (Tor 0-312-86487-6, Sep ’99 [Aug ’99], $27.95, 508pp, hc, cover by Cynthia von Buhler) Time-travel fantasy novel. A contemporary lawyer finds herself in the Roman frontier in A.D. 170, and finds the past brutal.

Star Trek Voyager: Pathways Jeri Taylor (Pocket 0-671-02626-7, Sep ’99 [Aug ’99], $6.50, 501pp, pb) [Star Trek: Voyager] Reprint (Pocket 1998) Star Trek novelization. This includes chapter two in Michael Jan Friedman’s 12-part serialized novel Star Trek: Starfleet: Year One. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

The Fathergod Experiment L. A. Taylor (Allau Press 0-9636026-7-5, 1999 [May ’99], $10.95, 411pp, tp, cover by David Egge) Science fiction novel with the feel of medieval fantasy. A young woman investigates the mysterious whizzers, spy devices of a technology far beyond the culture’s norm. This is a “Memorial Edition” with a brief biography and a bibliography of Taylor’s works. Order from Allau Press, 4000 York Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55410.

Dancing with Demons Lucy Taylor (Obsidian Books 1-891480-02-2, 1998 [Apr ’99], $45.00, 222pp, hc, cover by Alan M. Clark) Associational psychological horror novel of dysfunctional families. This is dated 1998, but not seen until now. Introduction by the author. Interior illustrations by Jamie Oberschlake. A signed, limited edition of 500. Order from Obsidian Books, 37800 38th Ave. S, Auburn WA 98001; 253-874-5721.

The Safety of Unknown Cities Lucy Taylor (Overlook Connection Press/Infinity 1-892950-12-X, Jul ’99 [Dec ’99], $20.00, 277pp, tp, cover by Neal McPheeters) Reprint (Darkside 1995) erotic horror novel, with a new introduction by Taylor. A hardcover edition (-14-66) was announced but not seen. Signed copies are available for $5.00 extra. Order from The Overlook Connection Press, PO Box 526, Woodstock GA 30188; credit card orders 770-926-1762; e-mail

World of Darkness: Eternal Hearts Lucy Taylor (White Wolf 1-56504-205-0, Oct ’99 [Dec ’99], $19.95, 156pp, hc, cover by John Bolton) [World of Darkness] Erotic vampire novelization inspired by the role-playing game “Vampire the Masquerade”. Illustrated by John Bolton. Copyrighted by White Wolf.

Star Trek: Adventures in Time and Space ed. Mary P. Taylor (Pocket 0-671-03415-4, Aug ’99 [Jul ’99], $14.95, 592pp, tp) [Star Trek] Star Trek anthology celebrating 20 years of Pocket Star Trek novels, with 68 novel excerpts and two stories, plus a “definitive” timeline for all the Pocket novelizations. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

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