The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1999

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Beyond the Pale Mark Anthony (Simon & Schuster/Earthlight 0-671-02191-5, Nov ’99, £6.99, 527pp, pb, cover by Steve Youll) [Last Rune] Reprint (Earthlight UK 1998) fantasy novel. Book One of “The Last Rune”.

The Keep of Fire Mark Anthony (Simon & Schuster/Earthlight 0-684-86041-4, Nov ’99, £9.99, 442pp, tp, cover by Steve Youll) [Last Rune] Fantasy novel, second in the four-book series “The Last Rune”. Those recently returned from the otherworld are pursued for its secret.

Flanders Patricia Anthony (Black Swan 0-552-99820-6, Jun ’99 [May ’99], £6.99, 413pp, tp, cover by Hazel Cook & Hulton Getty) Reprint (Ace 1998) historical horror novel of WWI. A Texas sharpshooter’s second sight helps him to survive in the trenches. [First U.K. edition]

Mindwarp: Face the Fear Chris Archer (Hodder Children’s Books 0-340-74018-3, Jan ’99, £3.99, 138pp, pb, cover by Paul Young) Reprint (Minstrel 1998) young adult SF/fantasy novel. Book 8 in the series. [First U.K. edition]

The King and Queen of Swords Tom Arden (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-898-1, Nov ’99, £6.99, 528pp, pb, cover by Kevin Jenkins) [The Orokon] Reprint (Gollancz 1998) fantasy novel, the second book of “The Orokon”.

The Sultan of the Moon and Stars Tom Arden (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-06372-6, Dec ’99 [Nov ’99], £16.99, 518pp, hc, cover by Kevin Jenkins) [The Orokon] Fantasy novel, the third book of “The Orokon”. A trade paperback edition (-06779-9, £9.99) was announced but not seen.

Spin of the Sunwheel Elizabeth Arnold (Mammoth 0-7497-3389-6, Feb ’99 [Jul ’99], £4.99, 166pp, tp, cover by Ian Winstanley) Young-adult fantasy novel. Contemporary teenager Gwen, reincarnation of a Celtic Queen, joins a never-born goddess on a quest to ensure the new Millennium’s dawn.

The Mammoth Book of Seriously Comic Fantasy ed Mike Ashley (Robinson 1-84119-089-6, Oct ’99, £6.99, xiv+494pp, tp, cover by Julek Heller) Anthology of 34 humorous stories, nine original or significantly revised for this book. Authors include Gene Wolfe, Esther Friesner, and Tom Holt.

Royal Whodunnits ed. Mike Ashley (Robinson 1-85487-893-X, Feb ’99, £6.99, xiv+434pp, tp, cover by The Senate) Associational anthology of 25 original whodunnits involving royal families. Authors include Tom Holt, Stephen Baxter, Richard Lupoff, Paul Barnett, and Peter Tremayne.

Another Fine Myth Robert Asprin (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-805-2, Jan ’99 [Apr ’99], £5.99, 278pp, pb, cover by Fangorn) [Myth] Reprint (Starblaze 1978) humorous fantasy novel. Book one in the series.

Myth Conceptions Robert Asprin (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-804-4, Jan ’99 [Apr ’99], £5.99, 279pp, pb, cover by Fangorn) [Myth] Reprint (Starblaze 1980) humorous fantasy novel. Book two in the series.

Myth Directions Robert Asprin (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-803-6, Jan ’99 [Apr ’99], £5.99, 280pp, pb, cover by Fangorn) [Myth] Reprint (Starblaze 1982) humorous fantasy novel. Book three in the series.

Wishmaster and other stories Peter Atkins (Pumpkin Books 1-901914-18-6, Oct ’99 [Nov ’99], £16.99, x+255pp, hc, cover by Les Edwards) Dark fantasy collection of 10 stories, an epic poem, and the original screenplay for the film Wishmaster. Introduction by Ramsey Campbell. Illustrated by Randy Broeker. A hardcover edition, limited to 750 copies.

Octoberland A. A. Attanasio (NEL 0-340-69628-1, Mar ’99, £6.99, 372pp, pb, cover by Mick Van Houten) [Dominions of Irth] Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1998) fantasy novel. Third in “The Dominions of Irth” trilogy. Published in the US as by Adam Lee.

The Perilous Order A. A. Attanasio (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-69629-X, Apr ’99 [Mar ’99], £17.99, 340pp, hc, cover by Mick Van Houten) [Arthor] Reprint (HarperPrism 1998 as The Wolf and the Crown) fantasy novel. Copyrighted 1999, suggesting revisions from the original. Book three in the “Arthor” series, after The Dragon and the Unicorn and Arthor. The still-teenaged Arthor must win the loyalty of his warriors and people. [First U.K. edition]

The Inflatable Volunteer Steve Aylett (Phoenix House 1-861591-23-3, Oct ’99, £14.99, 166pp, hc, cover by Daniel Mackie) Literary fantasy novel. A trade paperback edition (-63-2, £9.99) was announced but not seen.

Slaughtermatic Steve Aylett (Orion/Phoenix 0-75380-740-8, Aug ’99, £6.99, 181pp, tp, cover by Graham Roundthwaite) [Beerlight] Reprint (Four Walls Eight Windows 1998) near-future surrealistic SF novel of violence, virtual reality, time travel, and a bank heist gone wrong.

The Boy Who Kicked Pigs Tom Baker (Faber and Faber 0-571-19771-X, Nov ’99 [Sep ’99], £12.99, 124pp, hc, cover by David Roberts) Midnight-black young-adult horror novel by the Doctor Who actor. Illustrated by David Roberts. A 13-year old murderer encounters a tribe of killer rats.

The Drowned World J. G. Ballard (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-883-3, Sep ’99, £6.99, 175pp, tp, cover by Jim Burns) Reprint (Berkley 1962) SF novel. Volume 17 in the “SF Masterworks” series.

The Business Iain Banks (Little, Brown UK 0-316-64844-2, Aug ’99 [Jul ’99], £16.99, 393pp, hc, cover by Peter Brown) Literary fantasy novel of a secretive organisation that once owned the Roman Empire, and now tries to earn a place at the U.N. by buying its own country.

Inversions Iain M. Banks (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-763-3, Jun ’99 [May ’99], £6.99, 405pp, pb, cover by Mark Salwowski) [Culture] Reprint (Orbit 1998) SF novel.

Dawnthief James Barclay (Orion/Gollancz 1-85798-594-X, Jul ’99, £9.99, 416pp, tp, cover by Fred Gambino) [Chronicles of the Raven] Fantasy novel, first book in the “Chronicles of the Raven”. The Raven band of mercenaries is hired to locate the Dawnthief. A first novel.

The Essential Clive Barker: Selected Fictions Clive Barker (HarperCollins UK 0-00-224725-9, Oct ’99 [Sep ’99], £16.99, xiv+576pp, hc) Selection of 53 excerpts from all Barker’s novels and plays, plus four stories. Each of the thirteen sections has an introduction by Barker, and there is an overall introduction by Armistead Maupin.

Weaveworld Clive Barker (HarperCollins UK 0-00-648300-3, Jul ’99 [Aug ’99], £7.99, 722pp, pb, cover by Bob Warner) Reprint (Collins; Poseidon 1987) fantasy novel.

Apocalypses & Apostrophes John Barnes (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-464-1, May ’99 [Jun ’99], £9.99, 349pp, tp, cover by John Harris) Reprint (Tor 1999 as Apostrophes & Apocalypses) collection of 21 items, 11 original, of fiction and non-fiction, with comments on each by the author. A hardcover edition (-463-3, £16.99) was announced but not seen. [First U.K. edition]

Earth Made of Glass John Barnes (Orion/Millennium 0-75281-658-6, Apr ’99, £6.99, 416pp, pb, cover by John Harris) [Million Open Doors] Reprint (Tor 1998) SF novel, sequel to A Million Open Doors.

The Wonderful World of Oz L. Frank Baum (Penguin UK 0-14-118085-4, Aug ’99 [Jul ’99], £8.99, xlii+389pp, tp, cover by W. W. Denslow) [Oz] Reprint (Penguin US 1998) omnibus of three children’s fantasy novels about Oz: The Wizard of Oz (1900 as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz), The Emerald City of Oz (1910), and Glinda of Oz (1920). The first is illustrated by W.W. Denslow, the latter two illustrated by John R. Neill. Edited and with notes and introduction by Jack Zipes. This is the original international US edition. [First U.K. edition]

Mammoth: Book I: Silverhair Stephen Baxter (Orion 1-85798-595-8, Jan ’99, £9.99, 277pp, tp, cover by Fangorn) [Mammoth] Animal SF/fantasy novel. Book 1 in a Trilogy. Humanity discovers the last herd of mammoths. As a slaughter begins, the young Silverhair must save her tribe from the monsters of mammoth mythology - the Lost. Man. A hardcover edition (0-75281-410-9, £16.99) is also available.

Moonseed Stephen Baxter (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-649813-2, Aug ’99, £6.99, 534pp, pb, cover by Chris Moore) Reprint (Voyager 1998) SF novel of global destruction.

Raft Stephen Baxter (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-586-21091-1, Aug ’99, £6.99, 251pp, pb, cover by Chris Moore) Reprint (Grafton 1991) SF novel in the “Xeelee” series.

Time: Manifold I Stephen Baxter (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-225768-8, Aug ’99 [Jul ’99], £17.99, 456pp, hc) [Manifold] SF novel. As beings of the future send signals on how humanity might escape its inevitable end, Earth’s remote second moon reveals the secret reason for the existence of our race. A trade paperback (export only) edition (-224724-0, £9.99) was announced but not seen.

Traces Stephen Baxter (Voyager 0-00-649814-0, Jan ’99 [Dec ’98], £6.99, 359pp, pb, cover by Chris Moore) Reprint (Voyager 1998) SF collection. An export-only edition (0-00-224693-7, £9.99) was available 6 July 1998.

Darwin’s Radio Greg Bear (HarperCollins UK 0-00-225731-9, May ’99 [Apr ’99], £16.99, 440pp, hc) [Darwin’s Radio] SF novel.

Dinosaur Summer Greg Bear (Severn House 0-7278-5423-2, Jul ’99 [Sep ’99], £17.99, 367pp, hc) [Prof. Challenger] Reprint (Warner Aspect 1998) SF novel, a modern sequel to Conan Doyle’s The Lost World.

Eternity Greg Bear (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-901-5, Nov ’99, £6.99, viii+469pp, pb, cover by blacksheep) [Eon] Reprint (Warner 1988) SF novel, sequel to Eon.

Foundation and Chaos Greg Bear (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-736-6, Jul ’99, £6.99, 438pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) [Second Foundation] Reprint (HarperPrism 1998) SF novel based on Asimov’s “Foundation” series. Second in the “Second Foundation Trilogy” after Foundation’s Fear by Gregory Benford.

Heads Greg Bear (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-850-8, Jul ’99 [Aug ’99], £5.99, xii+147pp, pb, cover by Peter Jones) Reprint (Legend 1990) SF novel set in the universe of Queen of Angels, /Slant and Moving Mars. There is a new introduction by Bear on the background to the series.

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