The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1999

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Ports of Call Jack Vance (Tor 0-312-86474-4, Mar ’99 [Feb ’99], $13.95, 300pp, tp, cover by Vladimir Nenov) [Gaean Reach] Reprint (Underwood; Tor 1998) picaresque Wodehousian SF novel about an interplanetary con man.

Never Trust a Dead Man Vivian Vande Velde (Harcourt Brace 0-15-201899-9, Apr ’99 [Mar ’99], $17.00, 194pp, hc, cover by Tristan Elwell) Young-adult dark fantasy mystery-horror-comedy. A young man accused of murder has to work with a witch and the dead man to find the real killer.

There’s a Dead Person Following My Sister Around Vivian Vande Velde (Harcourt Brace 0-15-202100-0, Aug ’99 [Sep ’99], $16.00, 143pp, hc, cover by Tristan Elwell) Young-adult dark fantasy horror-comedy. Ted’s little sister has an imaginary friend who is terrified of a ghost hunting Ted.

The Early History of Ambergris by Duncan Shriek Jeff VanderMeer (Necropolitan Press, Nov ’99, $7.99, 84pp, ph, cover by Jeffrey Thomas) [Ambergris] Chapbook novella in the form of a history/guide to VanderMeer’s city of Ambergris. Order from Necropolitan Press, c/o Jeffrey Thomas, 65 South St., Westborough MA 01581;

Demon John Varley (Ace 0-441-14267-2, Feb ’99, $6.99, 464pp, pb, cover by Todd Cameron Hamilton) [Gaea] Reissue (Berkley 1984) SF novel, third in the “Gaean” trilogy. Sixth printing.

The Golden Globe John Varley (Ace 0-441-00643-4, Sep ’99 [Aug ’99], $6.99, 517pp, pb, cover by Danilo Ducak) Reprint (Ace 1998) SF novel of an actor and wanted con-man, touring the solar system with a Shakespearean troupe.

Millennium John Varley (Ace 0-441-00677-9, Oct ’99 [Sep ’99], $12.95, 264pp, tp) Reprint (Berkley 1983) SF novel based on the movie script based on the short story “Air Raid”. Copyrighted by MGM/UA Home Entertainment Group.

Journey to the Center of the Earth Jules Verne (Kensington/Hallmark Entertainment 1-57566-533-6, Oct ’99 [Nov ’99], $5.50, 303pp, pb) Reprint (Griffith 1872) SF novel. A TV movie tie-in edition, with 16 unpaginated pages of color photos. This indicates second printing.

The Smithsonian Institution Gore Vidal (Harcourt Brace/Harvest 0-15-600648-0, Sep ’99, $13.00, 260pp, tp) Reprint (Random House 1998) surreal, quasi-SF time-travel novel.

The Random House Book of Greek Myths Joan D. Vinge (Random House 0-679-82377-8, Oct ’99, $25.00, 152pp, hc, cover by Oren Sherman) Associational young-adult non-fiction, a guide to gods and myths as retold by Vinge. Illustrated in color by Oren Sherman.

A Deepness in the Sky Vernor Vinge (Tor 0-312-85683-0, Mar ’99 [Feb ’99], $27.95, 606pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Fire Upon the Deep] SF novel, a standalone prequel (by 30,000 years) to the Hugo-winning A Fire Upon the Deep. Pham Nuwen and the Queng Ho interstellar trading fleet fight to protect a dormant alien population from an enemy fleet.

A Deepness in the Sky Vernor Vinge (SFBC #20164, Jun ’99, $13.98, 607pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Fire Upon the Deep] Reprint (Tor 1999) SF novel, sequel to A Fire Upon the Deep. This is similar to the Tor edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

A Deepness in the Sky Vernor Vinge (Tor 0-812-53635-5, Jan 2000 [Dec ’99], $6.99, 775pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Fire Upon the Deep] Reprint (Tor 1999) SF novel. Sequel to A Fire Upon the Deep.

A Fire Upon the Deep Vernor Vinge (Tor 0-812-51528-5, Feb ’99 [Mar ’99], $5.99, 613pp, pb, cover by Boris Vallejo) [Fire Upon the Deep] Reissue (Tor 1992) Hugo-winning far-future SF novel. Sixth printing.

The Radon File Denise Vitola (Ace 0-441-00670-1, Oct ’99, $5.99, 294pp, pb, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [Ty Merrick] Near-future SF mystery, fifth in the series featuring lycanthropic detective Ty Merrick. An opera singer’s murder may spark revolution.

The Red Sky File Denise Vitola (Ace 0-441-00601-9, Apr ’99 [Mar ’99], $5.99, 292pp, pb, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [Ty Merrick] Near-future SF mystery. Fourth in the series featuring lycanthropic detective Ty Merrick. Mutant monsters are killing sailors on the polluted Black River where it runs through a prison camp.

Elske Cynthia Voigt (Simon & Schuster/Atheneum 0-689-82472-6, Oct ’99 [Dec ’99], $18.00, 245pp, hc, cover by Jan Vermeer) [Kingdom] Young-adult almost-fantasy/quasi-medieval novel, fourth in the “Kingdom” cycle set in an imaginary land. Elske escapes being a human sacrifice and travels through Scandinavia-like countries.

On Fortune’s Wheel Cynthia Voigt (Simon & Schuster/Aladdin 0-689-82957-4, Oct ’99 [Dec ’99], $5.50, 402pp, pb, cover by Jan Vermeer) [Kingdom] Reprint (Atheneum 1990, not previously listed) young-adult almost-fantasy/quasi-medieval novel, third in the “Kingdom” cycle set in an imaginary land.

The Life of High Countess Gritta von Ratsinourhouse Bettine von Arnim & Gisela von Arnim Grimm (University of Nebraska Press 0-8032-9620-7, Aug ’99 [Nov ’99], $15.00, 152 + xxxv, tp, cover by Peter Murphy) Literary satirical novel with fantasy elements about 12 girls fleeing a convent school. Written in the early 1840s but not published in full until 1986. First time in English; translated from the German Das Leben der Hochgrafin Gritta von Rattenzuhausbeiuns by Lisa Ohm, who also provides a critical/historical introduction. A hardcover edition (-4665-X, $35.00) was announced but not seen. University of Nebraska Press, 312 North 14th St, PO Box 880484, Lincoln NE 68588-0484; credit card orders 800-755-1105.

Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction Kurt Vonnegut (Putnam 0-399-14505-2, Aug ’99, $24.95, 298pp, hc, cover by Paul Bacon) Collection of 23 “vintage” stories from the late ’40s and ’50s, published in book form for the first time, with a new autobiographical “Coda to My Career as a Writer for Periodicals”. Several stories have been edited and corrected. There is a new introduction by Vonnegut and a preface by Vonnegut scholar Peter Reed.

Galápagos Kurt Vonnegut (Delta 0-385-33387-0, Jan ’99, $11.95, 324pp, tp, cover by Gene Greif) Reprint (Delacorte 1985) literary SF novel.

God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian Kurt Vonnegut (Seven Stories Press 1-58322-020-8, Oct ’99 [Dec ’99], $18.00, 79pp, hc, cover by Jules Feiffer) Original collection of brief, satirical, possibly fantastic, essays originally written for 90-second radio spots, a series of supposed interviews with 21 dead people conducted during deliberate near-death experiments, with an explanatory introduction by Vonnegut. Better-known subjects include Adolf Hitler, Isaac Asimov, Kilgore Trout, and William Shakespeare.

Jailbird Kurt Vonnegut (Delta 0-385-33390-0, Jan ’99, $11.95, 310pp, tp, cover by Gene Greif) Reprint (Delacorte 1979) associational novel.

Player Piano Kurt Vonnegut (Delta 0-385-33378-1, Jan ’99, $11.95, 341pp, tp, cover by Gene Greif) Reissue (Scribner’s 1952) SF novel.

Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut (Delta 0-385-33384-6, Jan ’99, $11.95, 275pp, tp, cover by Gene Greif) Reissue (Delacort 1969) classic satirical SF novel.

Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons Kurt Vonnegut (Delta 0-385-33381-1, Jan ’99, $11.95, 288pp, tp, cover by Gene Greif) Reissue (Delacort 1974) associational non-fiction collection.

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Haunts in the House John Vornholt (Pocket Archway 0-671-02819-7, Oct ’99 [Sep ’99], $4.50, 134pp, pb) [Sabrina, the Teenage Witch] Young-adult novelization, 27th in the series based on the TV show based on the Archie Comic. Copyrighted by Viacom Productions.

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Witchopoly John Vornholt (Pocket Archway 0-671-02806-5, May ’99 [Apr ’99], $4.50, 148pp, pb) [Sabrina, the Teenage Witch] Young-adult novelization, 22nd in the series based on the TV show based on the Archie Comic. Copyrighted by Viacom Productions.

Star Trek, the Next Generation: Double Helix 4: Quarantine John Vornholt (Pocket 0-671-03477-4, Jul ’99 [Jun ’99], $6.50, 259pp, pb) [Star Trek, the Next Generation: Double Helix] Star Trek novelization, book four of six. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

The Divided Katie Waitman (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41437-3, Feb ’99 [Jan ’99], $12.95, 358pp, tp, cover by Cliff Nielsen) SF novel of a war-torn world and the female hero/demon on one side and the freedom fighter/terrorist on the other, brought together by an alien prophecy.

Strayers from Sheol H. R. Wakefield (Ash-Tree Press 1-899562-79-6, Jul ’99 [Aug ’99], $49.95, xxxi + 231pp, hc, cover by Paul Lowe) Reprint (Arkham House 1961) collection of 19 horror stories; four previously uncollected stories have been added. Introduction by Barbara Roden. This is a limited edition of 500.

Circle of Stones Anna Lee Waldo (St. Martin’s 0-312-19843-4, Apr ’99 [Mar ’99], $25.95, 432pp, hc, cover by Kinuko Craft) [Druid Circle] Historical novel with minor fantasy elements, first in “The Druid Circle” about the Welsh discovery of America three centuries before Columbus. A woman’s newborn son is believed to be the leader foretold by the Druids.

Wolf Time Lars Walker (Baen 0-671-57815-4, Jun ’99 [May ’99], $6.99, 305pp, pb, cover by Gary Ruddell) Contemporary fantasy novel. A history professor who can’t lie, a disc jockey, and a Norwegian poet find old Norse magic in Epsom, Minnesota.

Earth Alien Mark Walker (Marwalk Publications 1-893332-00-4, Jan 2000 [Dec ’99], $12.95, 415pp, tp) SF novel of an earthman “engulfed by the Cosmic Storm” and left stranded on an alien world.

Colossus: The Collected Science Fiction of Donald Wandrei, Second Edition Donald Wandrei (Fedogan & Bremer 1-878252-45-3, Aug ’99 [Sep ’99], $29.00, 461pp, hc, cover by Jon Arfstrom) Reprint (Fedogan & Bremer 1989) collection of 23 stories, revised and expanded with two previously unpublished stories, a recently discovered preface by the author, and photos. Revised biographic introduction by Richard L. Tierney. Limited to 1,000 copies. Available from Fedogan & Bremer, 3721 Minnehaha Avenue S., Minneapolis MN 55406.

No Go the Bogeyman: Scaring, Lulling, and Making Mock Marina Warner (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 0-374-22301-7, 1999 [Feb ’99], $35.00, 435pp, hc) Non-fiction, critical study of the roles of monstrous males in fairy tales and horror. Includes notes and index. First US edition (Chatto & Windus 1998).

Dragon Weather Lawrence Watt-Evans (Tor 0-312-86978-9, Oct ’99 [Sep ’99], $25.95, 480pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Obsidian Chronicles] Fantasy novel. Dragons slay a boy’s family and leave him obsessed with seeking justice.

Dragon Weather Lawrence Watt-Evans (SFBC #06227, Nov ’99, $12.98, 480pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Obsidian Chronicles] Reprint (Tor 1999) fantasy novel. This is similar to the Tor edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Starfish Peter Watts (Tor 0-312-86855-3, Jul ’99 [Jun ’99], $23.95, 317pp, hc, cover by Bruce Jensen) [Lenie Clarke] SF novel. Psychotic bioengineered workers in a Pacific rift face an ancient threat from below. A first novel.

Mennyms Alive Sylvia Waugh (Avon Camelot 0-380-72943-1, Jun ’99, $4.50, 224pp, tp, cover by Patrick Benson) [Mennyms] Reprint (Julia MacRae 1996) young-adult fantasy novel, fifth in the series about a family of rag dolls passing for human.

Essential Saltes: An Experiment Don Webb (St. Martin’s 0-312-20302-0, Jul ’99 [Jun ’99], $22.95, 243pp, hc, cover by Ron Walotsky) Associational mystery novel with dark fantasy/surreal elements. A used-bookstore owner and fireworks operator tries to find his dead wife’s stolen ashes.

The Apocalypse Troll David Weber (Baen 0-671-57845-6, Jan 2000 [Dec ’99], $7.99, 398pp, pb, cover by Dru Blair) Reprint (Baen 1999) SF novel.

Echoes of Honor David Weber (Baen 0-671-57833-2, Oct ’99 [Sep ’99], $7.99, 718pp, pb, cover by David Mattingly) [Honor Harrington] Reprint (Baen 1998) military SF novel, eighth in the “Honor Harrington” series.

Field of Dishonor David Weber (Baen 0-671-57820-0, Oct ’99 [Sep ’99], $4.99, 311pp, hc, cover by Gary Ruddell) [Honor Harrington] Reprint (Baen 1994 as Honor Harrington: Field of Dishonor) military SF novel, fourth in the “Honor Harrington” series. This is the first hardcover edition, at a special price.

On Basilisk Station David Weber (Baen 0-671-57793-X, Feb ’99 [Jan ’99], $18.00, 342pp, hc, cover by Larry Schwinger) [Honor Harrington] Reprint (Baen 1993) military SF novel, first in the “Honor Harrington” series. This is the first hardcover edition.

The War God’s Own David Weber (Baen 0-671-57792-1, Feb ’99 [Jan ’99], $7.99, 382pp, pb, cover by Larry Elmore) [Bahzell Bahnakson] Reprint (Baen 1998) fantasy novel, sequel to Oath of Swords.

By Authors Possessed: The Demonic Novel in Russia Adam Weiner (Northwestern University 0-8101-1614-6, Nov ’98 [May ’99], $59.95, 318pp, hc) Non-fiction, a critical examination of Russian works in which demons appear, focusing on Gogol, Dostoevsky, Bely, Bulgakov, and Nabokov. Includes notes, bibliography, This is dated 1998, but not seen until now. Order from Northwestern University Press, Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 South Langley Ave, Chicago IL 60628; credit card orders 800-621-2736; add $3.50 postage.

DragonLance: The Soulforge Margaret Weis (TSR 0-7869-1314-2, Jan ’99, $6.99, 408pp, tp, cover by Larry Elmore) [DragonLance: Raistlin Chronicles] Reprint (TSR 1998) novelization based on the fantasy role-playing game. Volume one of “The Raistlin Chronicles”. Copyrighted by TSR.

Dark Heart Margaret Weis & David Baldwin (HarperPrism 0-06-105791-6, Jun ’99 [May ’99], $5.99, 433pp, pb, cover by John Howe) [Dragon’s Disciple] Reprint (HarperPrism 1998) fantasy novel, book one of the “Dragon’s Disciple” series.

DragonLance: The Annotated Chronicles Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Wizards of the Coast/TSR 0-7869-1526-9, Nov ’99, $34.99, 1312pp, hc, cover by Todd Lockwood) [DragonLance: Chronicles] Reprint (TSR 1988 as DragonLance Chronicles) omnibus of the three novelizations in the original “DragonLance Chronicles” series: Dragons of Autumn Twilight (1984), Dragons of Winter Night (1985), and Dragons of Spring Dawning (1985). This adds a new prologue by Hickman, and extensive marginal notes by the authors. Copyrighted by TSR.

Nightsword Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-42462-X, Aug ’99, $6.99, 404pp, pb, cover by Jean Pierre Targete) [Starshield] Reprint (Del Rey 1998) science fantasy novel, second in the “Starshield” series.

DragonLance: Brothers in Arms Margaret Weis & Don Perrin (TSR 0-7869-1429-7, Aug ’99, $6.99, 476pp, hc, cover by Daniel Horne) [DragonLance: Raistlin Chronicles] Fantasy novelization, based on the role-playing games. Book two of the “Raistlin Chronicles”. Copyrighted by TSR.

Fantastic Alice ed. Margaret Weis & Martin H. Greenberg (Ace 0-441-00634-5, Jun ’99 [May ’99], $5.99, 287pp, pb, cover by Richard Bober) [Alice] Reprint (Ace 1995) original anthology based on Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”. Greenberg is credited only in the copyright.

DragonLance: Tales of the Fifth Age: Heroes and Fools ed. Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (TSR 0-7869-1346-0, Jul ’99, $6.99, 374pp, tp, cover by Alan Pollack) [DragonLance: Tales of the Fifth Age] Original anthology of 14 stories set in the DragonLance world. Authors include Jeff Grubb, Nick O’Donohoe, and Margaret Weis & Don Perrin. Copyrighted by TSR.

Treasures of Fantasy ed. Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman & Martin H. Greenberg (HarperPrism 0-06-105630-8, Sep ’99, $6.50, 559pp, pb, cover by Paul Youll) Reprint (HarperPrism 1997) fantasy anthology.

Tales from the Eternal Archives #2: Earth, Air, Fire, Water ed. Margaret Weis, Robin McGrew, Janet Pack & Martin H. Greenberg (DAW 0-88677-857-3, Nov ’99, $6.99, 308pp, pb, cover by Jean-François Podevin) Original anthology of 13 stories, with introduction and prologue by McGrew. Authors include Tanya Huff, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, and Jane Lindskold. Only Weis is named as editor on the cover; the title page lists Pack and McGrew, and this is copyrighted by all three plus Greenberg’s Tekno Books.

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