The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1999

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Miracle and Other Christmas Stories Connie Willis (Bantam Spectra 0-553-11111-6, Nov ’99 [Oct ’99], $19.95, 328pp, hc, cover by Paul Youll) Collection of eight fantastic Christmas stories, two original.

Nebula Awards 33 ed. Connie Willis (Harcourt Brace/Harvest 0-15-600601-4, Apr ’99 [Mar ’99], $13.00, 272pp, tp, cover by Joseph Drivas) Anthology of 10 stories, including the 1997 Nebula winners and some nominees, an excerpt from the winning novel, and stories by Grand Master Poul Anderson and Author Emeritus Nelson Bond. Also includes two Rhysling Award-winning poems, ’A Tribute to Poul Anderson’ by Jack Williamson, and nine essays on various events of 1997 by authors including Kim Stanley Robinson, Beth Meacham, and Wil McCarthy. A hardcover edition (-100372-6, $26.00) is also available.

Game Plan Charles Wilson (St. Martin’s 0-312-25321-4, Jan 2000 [Dec ’99], $24.95, 293pp, hc, cover by Herman Estevez) Near-future SF thriller about five escaped criminals whose brains have been augmented with computer chips.

Hell-Fire David A. Wilson (Lorien House 0-934852-44-8, Jan ’99, $8.00, 68pp, ph) Original perfect-bound-chapbook collection of nine stories/vignettes, three reprints, interspersed with scientific “factoids.” Order from Lorien House, PO Box 1112, Black Mountain NC 28711.

Conspiracies F. Paul Wilson (Gauntlet Press 1-887368-20-5, Apr ’99, $50.00, 327pp, hc, cover by Harry O. Morris) [Repairman Jack] Supernatural thriller featuring “Repairman Jack”, whose search for a missing woman leads him into the world of conspiracy theorists. This is a limited edition of 450 signed by Wilson and Ed Gorman, who provides the afterword. Illustrations by Harry O. Morris. Order from Gauntlet Publications, 309 Powell Road, Springfield PA 19064.

Legacies F. Paul Wilson (Tor/Forge 0-812-57199-1, Jan 2000 [Dec ’99], $6.99, 436pp, pb) [Repairman Jack] Reprint (Headline 1998) associational non-supernatural horror novel featuring “Repairman Jack”, sequel to The Tomb.

Masque F. Paul Wilson & Matthew J. Costello (Warner Aspect 0-446-60676-6, Jun ’99 [May ’99], $6.99, 352pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) Reprint (Warner Aspect 1998) near-future SF thriller.

The Cleft and Other Odd Tales Gahan Wilson (Tor 0-312-85291-6, Nov ’99 [Oct ’99], $14.95, 333pp, tp, cover by Gahan Wilson) Reprint (Tor 1998) collection, illustrated by the author.

Bios Robert Charles Wilson (Tor 0-312-86857-X, Nov ’99 [Oct ’99], $22.95, 208pp, hc, cover by Jim Burns) SF novel. A woman is genetically engineered to explore the planet Isis, with its biology parallel with, but toxic to, Earth’s.

Darwinia Robert Charles Wilson (Tor 0-812-56662-9, Jul ’99 [Jun ’99], $6.99, 372pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) Reprint (Tor 1998) SF novel of an alternate 20th century.

Voyage of the Basset: The Raven Queen Terri Windling & Ellen Steiber (Random House 0-679-89128-5, Oct ’99, $3.99, 187pp, tp, cover by James Christensen) [Voyage of the Basset] Young-adult fantasy novel, second in a series based on James Christensen’s Voyage of the Basset. Copyrighted by Christensen and The Greenwich Workshop.

The Essential Bordertown ed. Terri Windling & Delia Sherman (Tor 0-312-86703-4, Jul ’99 [Jun ’99], $14.95, 383pp, tp, cover by Jim Carroll) [Borderland] Reprint (Tor 1998) original anthology of 13 stories, fourth in the “Borderland” shared world of humans and elves.

Opus: Volume One: 1999 Barry Windsor-Smith (Fantagraphics 1-56097-367-6, Sep ’99 [Oct ’99], $39.95, 175pp, hc, cover by Barry Windsor-Smith) Art book with paintings, drawings, and autobiographical musings by the noted comic-book artist (Conan, etc.)

Ghost Gleams W. J. Wintle (Ash-Tree Press 1-899562-69-9, Feb ’99, C$52.00, xx+168pp, hc, cover by Jason C. Eckhardt) Reprint (Heath Cranton 1921) collection of 15 ghost stories. This edition is limited to 500 copies and adds a lengthy introduction by Richard Dalby, a 1903 article by Wintle about ghosts, and an afterword by Peter J. Wire. A world-wide edition available in the US for $39.50 and in the UK for £24.50.

King of Infinite Space David Wolf (Erica House 0-9659308-2-3, Mar ’99 [Jan ’99], $10.95, 217pp, tp) SF mystery novel. A young military woman dies in an experiment that links minds through computer chips. A first novel.

Free Live Free Gene Wolfe (Tor/Orb 0-312-86836-7, Mar ’99, $15.95, 403pp, tp, cover by Jayne Bidaut) Reprint (Ziesing 1984) novel with SF/fantasy elements.

On Blue’s Waters Gene Wolfe (Tor 0-312-86614-3, Oct ’99 [Sep ’99], $24.95, 381pp, hc, cover by Jim Burns) [Book of the Short Sun] SF novel, first in the “Book of the Short Sun” trilogy, sequel to the “Book of the Long Sun”.

Strange Travelers Gene Wolfe (Tor 0-312-87227-5, Jan 2000 [Dec ’99], $25.95, 383pp, hc, cover by Giorgio de Chirico) Collection of 15 recent stories.

A Very Strange Trip Dave Wolverton (Bridge 1-57318-164-1, Jun ’99 [May ’99], $25.00, 294pp, hc) Novelization of a screenplay by L. Ron Hubbard. A time machine transports a driver and his truckload of experimental weapons into the past. Copyrighted by the L. Ron Hubbard Library.

Bloodrights N. Lee Wood (Ace 0-441-00650-7, Sep ’99 [Aug ’99], $22.95, 392pp, hc, cover by Aleta Jenks) Fantasy novel. A princess in disguise seeks to reclaim her lost throne.

Thunderwoman: A Mythic Tale of the Pueblos Nancy Wood (Penguin/Dutton 0-525-45498-5, Feb ’99 [Jan ’99], $19.95, 286pp, hc, cover by Richard Erdoes) Fantasy novel based on history and legend, told in the style of Native American myths. Thunderwoman reborn tries to help the North American people survive, from the European invasion on to times of atomic destruction.

A Scientific Romance Ronald Wright (Picador USA 0-312-19999-6, Mar ’99 [Feb ’99], $13.00, 352pp, tp) [Time Machine] Reprint (Knopf Canada 1997) SF novel featuring H.G. Wells’s time machine.

Star Trek: The Badlands, Book 1 Susan Wright (Pocket 0-671-03957-1, Dec ’99 [Nov ’99], $6.50, 271pp, pb) [Star Trek: The Badlands] Star Trek novelization, first in a two-book series. This includes chapter five of the serial novel Star Trek: Starfleet: Year One by Michael Jan Friedman. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

Star Trek: The Badlands, Book 2 Susan Wright (Pocket 0-671-03958-X, Dec ’99 [Nov ’99], $6.50, 256pp, pb) [Star Trek: The Badlands] Star Trek novelization, second in a two-book series. This includes chapter five of the serial novel Star Trek: Starfleet: Year One by Michael Jan Friedman. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

The Cycle of Fire Janny Wurts (HarperPrism 0-06-107355-5, Jun ’99 [May ’99], $16.00, 694pp, tp, cover by Janny Wurts) [Cycle of Fire] Omnibus of “The Cycle of Fire” trilogy: Stormwarden (1984), Keeper of the Keys (1988), and Shadowfane (1988).

When Worlds Collide Philip Wylie & Edwin Balmer (University of Nebraska Press/Bison Books 0-8032-9814-5, Oct ’99, $14.95, 382pp, tp, cover by R. W. Boeche) Reprint (Lippincott 1951) omnibus of two classic SF novels: When Worlds Collide (1933), and sequel After Worlds Collide (1934). The novels are paginated separately. There is a new introduction by John Varley. Order from University of Nebraska Press, 312 North 14th St, PO Box 880484, Lincoln NE 68588-0484; 800-755-1105.

Blood Roses Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (Tor 0-312-87248-8, Oct ’99 [Sep ’99], $15.95, 382pp, tp) [Saint-Germain] Reprint (Tor 1998) vampire novel of “Saint-Germain” in plague-ridden 14th-century France.

Communion Blood Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (Tor 0-312-86793-X, Oct ’99 [Sep ’99], $26.95, 477pp, hc) [Saint-Germain] Vampire novel, 12th in the “Saint-Germain” series. Saint-Germain travels to 17th-century Rome.

Shattered Light 2: Dark Light Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (Pocket 0-671-03267-4, Mar ’99 [Feb ’99], $6.50, 326pp, pb, cover by David A. Cherry) [Shattered Light] Novelization based on the CD-ROM/online game from Catware. Copyrighted by the author.

Sisters of the Night: The Angry Angel Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (Avon 0-380-78984-1, Apr ’99 [Mar ’99], $13.50, 359pp, tp, cover by Christopher H. Bing) [Sisters of the Night] Reprint (Avon 1998) vampire novel, first in a trilogy about the three “weird sisters” from Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Packaged by Swordsmith Productions, who share the copyright with the author.

Sisters of the Night: The Soul of an Angel Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (Avon 0-380-97401-0, Mar ’99 [Feb ’99], $24.00, 378pp, hc, cover by Christopher H. Bing) [Sisters of the Night] Vampire novel, second in a trilogy about the three “weird sisters” from Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Illustrated by Christopher H. Bing. Packaged by Swordsmith Productions, who share the copyright with the author.

The Devil’s Arithmetic Jane Yolen (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-034535-3, Jan ’99 [Mar ’99], $4.99, 170pp, tp, cover by Steve Cieslawski) Reprint (Viking Kestrel US 1988) YA time-travel fantasy, winner of the National Jewish Book Award.

The One-Armed Queen Jane Yolen (Tor 0-812-56479-0, Aug ’99 [Jul ’99], $6.99, 351pp, pb, cover by Dennis Nolan) [Great Alta] Reprint (Tor 1998) fantasy novel, sequel to Yolen’s “Chronicles of Great Alta”.

The Pictish Child Jane Yolen (Harcourt Brace 0-15-202261-9, Oct ’99, $16.00, 135pp, hc, cover by Mark Romanoski) [Tartan Magic] Young-adult fantasy novel, book two of “Tartan Magic”. American children in Scotland help a girl from the distant past.

Wizard’s Hall Jane Yolen (Harcourt Brace/Magic Carpet 0-15-202085-3, May ’99 [Apr ’99], $6.00, 133pp, pb, cover by Trina Schart Hyman) Reprint (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1991) young-adult fantasy novel.

The Wizard’s Map Jane Yolen (Harcourt Brace 0-15-202067-5, May ’99, $15.00, 132pp, hc, cover by Mark Romanoski) [Tartan Magic] Young-adult fantasy novel, book one of “Tartan Magic”. American children in Scotland accidentally summon the dark wizard Michael Scot.

Armageddon Summer Jane Yolen & Bruce Coville (Harcourt Brace 0-15-202268-6, Aug ’99, $5.99, 266pp, pb, cover by Cliff Nielsen) Reprint (Harcourt Brace 1998) young-adult millennial novel, borderline SF.

The Fairies’ Ring ed. Jane Yolen (Penguin/Dutton 0-525-46045-4, Oct ’99, $24.99, 96pp, hc, cover by Stephen Mackey) Young-adult non-fiction collection of 14 traditional fairy tales adapted by Yolen, and 16 poems. Illustrated by Stephen Mackey.

Magic Spells Christy Yorke (Bantam 0-553-57842-1, Nov ’99, $5.99, 342pp, pb, cover by Alan Ayers) Fantasy novel. A woman returns to her home town where she takes up the family magic she’s previously shunned.

Best of the Rest 2 ed. Brian Youmans (Suddenly Press 0-9670056-0-4, Aug ’99, $10.00, 153pp, tp, cover by David Michalcyzk) Best-of anthology of 13 stories and six poems published in 1998 by small press magazines and other lesser-known sources. Authors include S.P. Somtow, Michael Bishop, Eleanor Arnason, and Eliot Fintushel. Story introductions offer brief evaluations of their sources; there is also a list of most publications examined, with ordering information. Order from Suddenly Press, PO Box 120318, Boston MA 02112-0318; add $3.00 postage.

Haunted Traveller Barry Yourgrau (Little, Brown/Arcade 1-55970-482-9, May ’99 [Jun ’99], $23.95, 202pp, hc) Literary fantasy novel about a traveller’s strange journeys, with elements of Gothic horror, amorous fables, fairy tales, adventure yarns, and surreal wit.

The Icarus Hunt Timothy Zahn (Bantam Spectra 0-553-10702-X, Aug ’99 [Jul ’99], $23.95, 362pp, hc, cover by Paul Youll) SF novel. A star-freighter’s mysterious cargo leads to trouble.

The Icarus Hunt Timothy Zahn (SFBC #02066, Oct ’99 [Nov ’99], $11.98, 362pp, hc, cover by Paul Youll) Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1999) SF novel. This is similar to the Bantam Spectra edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Star Wars: Vision of the Future Timothy Zahn (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57879-0, Sep ’99 [Aug ’99], $5.99, 694pp, pb, cover by Drew Stuzan) [Star Wars: Hand of Thrawn] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1998) Star Wars novelization, sequel to Star Wars: Specter of the Past, second and final book of “The Hand of Thrawn”. Copyrighted by Lucasfilm.

We Yevgeny Zamyatin (Avon Eos 0-380-63313-2, Aug ’99, $5.99, 232pp, pb) Reprint (Viking 1972) classic 1920s Russian dystopian SF novel, first published in 1924 (Dutton), re-translated by Mirra Ginsburg. This is the first Avon Eos edition, but retains the ISBN of the earlier Avon edition, and indicates 16th printing.

Crystals Ann Zavala (Tor 0-812-52359-8, Dec ’99, $6.99, 349pp, pb, cover by Jenny Tylden-Wright) Reprint (Forge 1996) mystery novel with occult elements.

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