The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1999

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Hegira Greg Bear (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-902-3, Nov ’99, £5.99, 222pp, pb, cover by blacksheep) Reprint (Dell 1979) SF novel. The Revised Version of 1987.

Strength of Stones Greg Bear (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-903-1, Nov ’99, £5.99, 221pp, pb, cover by blacksheep) Reprint (Ace 1981) SF novel formed from related novelettes.

Digital Leatherette Steve Beard (Codex 1-899598-12-X, Aug ’99, £8.95, 282pp, tp) An “ethno-techno London cyberpunk novel”. A first novel. A collage of surreal SF events after the Millennium. Distributed by Turnaround, Unit 3, Olympia Trading Estate, Coburg Road, Wood Green, London N22 6TZ.

Soft as Steel: The Art of Julie Bell Julie Bell & Nigel Suckling (Paper Tiger 1-85585-677-8, Jun ’99 [Apr ’99], £14.99, 128pp, tp, cover by Julie Bell) Art book, with text by Suckling and an introduction by Brian Aldiss. Sections include comic books, warriors, a “Private Gallery”, and figure studies.

Cosm Gregory Benford (Orbit 1-85723-724-2, Feb ’99 [Jan ’99], £6.99, 372pp, pb) Reprint (Avon Eos 1998) SF novel of a physicist who creates a universe.

Dragon and Phoenix Joanne Bertin (Simon & Schuster/Earthlight 0-684-86051-1, Dec ’99 [Nov ’99], £9.99, 539pp, tp, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Last Dragonlord] Reprint (Tor 1999) fantasy novel. Book 2 in a series after The Last Dragonlord. [First U.K. edition]

The Last Dragonlord Joanne Bertin (Simon & Schuster/Earthlight 0-671-02192-3, Dec ’99, £6.99, 397pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Last Dragonlord] Reprint (Tor; Earthlight UK 1998) fantasy novel. Book 1 of a new series.

Chi Alexander Besher (Orbit 1-85723-682-3, Jan ’99 [Dec ’98], £10.99, 306pp, tp, cover by Bob Warner) [Gobi] SF novel. Third in the “Gobi” series after Rim and Mir. Frank and Trevor Gobi must stop drug-dealers who are siphoning “chi” energy from plantation slaves.

Chi Alexander Besher (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-859-1, Aug ’99 [Jul ’99], £6.99, 306pp, pb, cover by Bob Warner) [Gobi] Reprint (Orbit 1999) SF novel. Third in the “Gobi” series after Rim and Mir.

The Demolished Man Alfred Bester (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-822-1, Jul ’99, £6.99, 250pp, tp, cover by Jim Burns) Reprint (Shasta 1953) classic SF novel, winner of the first Hugo Award. Volume 14 in the “SF Masterworks” series.

The Stars My Destination Alfred Bester (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-814-0, Mar ’99 [Apr ’99], £6.99, x+258pp, tp, cover by Chris Moore) Reprint (Sidgwick & Jackson 1956 as Tiger! Tiger!) classic SF novel, with a new Introduction, “Of Time, and Gully Foyle” by Neil Gaiman. This follows the complete US text.

Wild Wild West Bruce Bethke (Boxtree 0-7522-1777-1, Jul ’99 [Jun ’99], £5.99, 247pp, pb) Reprint (Warner Aspect 1999) novelisation of the alternate history/SF movie, based on the 1960s TV series. [First U.K. edition]

Shapestone James Bibby (Orion/Gollancz 0-57506-867-1, Dec ’99, £9.99, 214pp, tp, cover by Paul Davis) [Ronan] Humorous fantasy novel set in the world of the “Ronan” books. Princess Macoby seeks the killer of her intended as the world heads towards destruction. A hardcover edition (1-85798-527-3, £16.99) was announced but not seen.

The Leper’s Companions Julia Blackburn (Jonathan Cape 0-224-05127-X, Feb ’99 [Mar ’99], £14.99, 216pp, hc, cover by Paul Gauguin) Literary fantasy mosaic novel of mermaids and miracles, time travel and tragedy.

Dangerous Reality Malorie Blackman (Doubleday UK 0-385-40680-0, Feb ’99 [Jan ’99], £10.99, 192pp, hc, cover by Derek Brazell) Young-adult SF thriller of a robot seeker that finds more than was intended.

Plague of Angels Alan Blackwood (Transworld/Corgi 0-552-14646-3, Dec ’99, £5.99, 542pp, pb, cover by blacksheep) Associational thriller of a threatened worldwide plague.

The Exorcist William Peter Blatty (Transworld/Corgi 0-552-14775-3, Oct ’99, £5.99, 320pp, pb) [Exorcist] Reprint (Harper & Row 1971) horror novel. Includes a new (June 1999) foreword by Blatty. This is a tie-in with the first-ever UK video/DVD (previously legally banned). 23rd printing.

Getaway Suzanne Blaylock (Virgin/Sapphire 0-352-33443-6, Oct ’99 [Sep ’99], £7.99, 241pp, tp) Erotic SF thriller. A woman’s theft of a secret microchip finally leads to her involvement with the Enclave, a lesbian movement secretly taking over the world.

Cities in Flight James Blish (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-811-6, Feb ’99 [Apr ’99], £6.99, 607pp, tp, cover by John Harris) [Cities in Flight] Reprint (Avon 1970) omnibus of four classic SF novels: They Shall Have Stars (1957), A Life for the Stars (1962), Earthman, Come Home (1955) and The Triumph of Time (A Clash of Cymbals) (1958). This has the 1970 afterword.

Doctor Who: Unnatural History Jonathan Blum & Kate Orman (BBC Books 0-563-55576-9, Jun ’99 [May ’99], £4.99, 279pp, pb) [Doctor Who: New Adventures] Novelization based on the TV series. Book 23 in the BBC “New Adventures” series.

Sion Philip Boast (Headline 0-7472-2152-9, Feb ’99, £17.99, 469pp, hc, cover by Lee Gibbons) Christian fantasy novel of the marriage and son of Jesus Christ, in times ranging from the early centuries, to the next millennium, and back to 65,000,000 BC.

Sion Philip Boast (Headline 0-7472-5960-7, Aug ’99, £6.99, 597pp, pb, cover by Lee Gibbons) Reprint (Headline 1999) Christian fantasy novel of the marriage and son of Jesus Christ.

The Silver Wolf Alice Borchardt (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-224715-1, Jun ’99 [May ’99], £9.99, 451pp, tp) [Silver Wolf] Reprint (Del Rey 1998) historical dark fantasy novel. A beautiful shapeshifter fights to control her own destiny in decadent Rome during the reign of Charlemagne. First in a series. [First U.K. edition]

Collected Fictions Jorge Luis Borges (Allen Lane/The Penguin Press 0-713-99269-7, Jan ’99, £20.00, 565pp, hc, cover by Hieronymus Bosch) Reprint (Viking 1998) literary collection, newly translated by Andrew Hurley from the three-volume Spanish-language collection Obras Completas (Emecé Editores 1989). Stories are kept in the order they appeared in nine earlier (Spanish-language) collections, complete with 10 forewords and afterwords by Borges. A total of some 101 stories from the most acclaimed literary fantasist of this century. [First U.K. edition]

Doctor Who: Corpse Marker Chris Boucher (BBC Books 0-563-55575-0, Nov ’99, £5.99, 282pp, pb) [Doctor Who: Missing Adventures] Novelization based on the TV series. Book 26 in the BBC “Missing Adventures” series.

Return to Mars Ben Bova (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-70795-X, Jun ’99 [May ’99], £16.99, 548pp, hc, cover by Mark Harrison) [Mars] SF novel, sequel to Mars. Simultaneous with the US (Avon Eos) edition.

Return to Mars Ben Bova (Hodder/NEL 0-340-70796-8, Dec ’99 [Nov ’99], £6.99, 548pp, pb, cover by Mark Harrison) [Mars] Reprint (Avon Eos; Hodder & Stoughton 1999) SF novel, sequel to Mars. Jamie Waterman returns to Mars with a profit-motivated expedition.

The Golden Apples of the Sun Ray Bradbury (Earthlight 0-671-01788-8, Feb ’99 [Mar ’99], £5.99, 169pp, pb, cover by Trevor Scobie) Reprint (Doubleday 1953) collection of 22 stories.

Quicker than the Eye Ray Bradbury (Severn House 0-7278-2263-2, Jan ’99, £17.99, 261pp, hc) Reprint (Avon 1996) collection of 21 recent stories (9 previously unpublished), and an afterword by Bradbury. First UK hardcover.

Lady Pain Rebecca Bradley (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-891-4, Aug ’99, £6.99, 336pp, pb, cover by Steve Crisp) [Gil] Reprint (Gollancz 1998) fantasy novel. Third in the series after Lady in Gil and Scion’s Lady.

Phenomenal Future Stories ed. Tony Bradman (Transworld/Corgi 0-552-54623-2, Dec ’99, £4.99, 205pp, tp) Young-adult SF anthology of 10 original stories, by authors including Jan Mark, Lisa Tuttle, and Lesley Howarth. Illustrated by Peter Dennis.

Alternate Lives Paul Bradshaw (Enigmatic Press, Oct ’99 [Nov ’99], £4.00, 59pp, ph, cover by Gerald Gaubert) Chapbook original collection of two supernatural mystery stories, illustrated by Gerald Gaubert. Order from Pumpkin Books, MeG Publishing, PO Box 297, Nottingham NG2 4GW, England. Available in the US for $10.00 from Firebird Distributing, 2030 First Street, Unit 5, Eureka CA 95501; 800-353-3575.

Earth David Brin (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-223-2, Jun ’99, £7.99, 751pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) Reissue (Bantam Spectra; Macdonald 1990) SF novel. Sixth printing.

Foundation’s Triumph David Brin (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-753-6, Jul ’99, £16.99, 328pp, hc, cover by Fred Gambino) [Second Foundation] Reprint (HarperPrism 1999) SF novel based on Asimov’s “Foundation” series. Last in the “Second Foundation Trilogy” after Foundation’s Fear by Gregory Benford, and Foundation and Chaos by Greg Bear. Includes a “Timeline for the Robots and Foundation Universe” by Attila Torkos. [First U.K. edition]

Heaven’s Reach David Brin (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-739-0, May ’99, £6.99, 571pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) [Uplift] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1998) SF novel, final book in the “Second Uplift Trilogy”. The starship Streaker races to save the planet Jijo from the Jophur.

The Hiding Game Jane Brindle (Hodder Headline 0-7472-5571-7, Oct ’99 [Nov ’99], £5.99, 312pp, pb) Reprint (Headline 1998) horror novel. This is a pseudonym of Josephine Cox.

Green Rider Kristen Britain (Earthlight 0-684-85828-2, Mar ’99 [Feb ’99], £9.99, 504pp, tp, cover by Keith Parkinson) [Green Rider] Reprint (DAW 1998) fantasy novel. [First U.K. edition]

Self-Made Man Poppy Z. Brite (Orion 0-75282-487-2, Jul ’99, £16.99, 180pp, hc) Reprint (Gauntlet 1998 as Are You Loathsome Tonight?) collection of 12 horror stories, two original. Introduction by Peter Straub; afterword by Caitlin R. Kiernan. This edition lacks the illustrations by J.K. Potter. A trade paperback (-488-0, £9.99) was announced but not seen. [First U.K. edition]

Angel Fire East Terry Brooks (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-752-8, Oct ’99, £16.99, 336pp, hc, cover by Gerald Brom) [John Ross, Knight] Fantasy novel. Third and final in the “John Ross, Knight” series begun in Running with the Demon.

The Black Unicorn Terry Brooks (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-108-2, Aug ’99, £6.99, 286pp, pb) [Magic Kingdom] Reissue (Del Rey 1987) fantasy novel in the “Landover” series.

The Elfstones of Shannara Terry Brooks (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-110-4, Apr ’99, £6.99, 635pp, pb, cover by Steve Stone) [Shannara] Reissue (Del Rey 1982) fantasy novel.

First King of Shannara Terry Brooks (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-655-6, Apr ’99, £6.99, 489pp, pb, cover by Steve Stone) [Shannara] Reissue (Del Rey; Legend 1996) fantasy novel.

A Knight of the Word Terry Brooks (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-738-2, Aug ’99 [Jul ’99], £5.99, 421pp, pb, cover by Brom) [John Ross, Knight] Reprint (Del Rey; Orbit 1998) dark fantasy novel. Second in the “John Ross, Knight” series after Running with the Demon.

Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Empire Terry Brooks (Century 0-7126-8057-8, May ’99, £15.99, 324pp, hc) [Star Wars] Novelization of the film. Simultaneous with the US (Ballantine Del Rey Lucasbooks) edition.

The Sword of Shannara Terry Brooks (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-151-1, Apr ’99, £6.99, 726pp, pb, cover by Steve Stone) [Shannara] Reissue (Del Rey 1977) fantasy novel.

The Wishsong of Shannara Terry Brooks (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-132-5, Apr ’99, £6.99, 498pp, pb, cover by Steve Stone) [Shannara] Reissue (Del Rey 1985) fantasy novel.

Wizard at Large Terry Brooks (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-103-1, Aug ’99, £6.99, 291pp, pb, cover by John Avon) [Magic Kingdom] Reissue (Del Rey 1988) fantasy novel in the “Landover” series.

Penumbra Eric Brown (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-592-3, Mar ’99, £5.99, 346pp, pb, cover by Chris Moore) SF novel.

The Web: Walkabout Eric Brown (Orion/Dolphin 1-85881-643-2, Apr ’99 [Mar ’99], £3.50, 112pp, pb) [Web] Young-adult SF novella. Book #12 overall in the series written by a number of SF writers.

Three Early Modern Utopias ed. Susan Bruce (Oxford University Press 0-19-283885-7, Nov ’99, £5.99, lxii+250pp, tp) Anthology including Utopia by Thomas More; ‘New Atlantis’ by Francis Bacon, and ‘The Isle of Pines’ by Henry Neville. Edited with an introduction and notes by Susan Bruce.

Stand on Zanzibar John Brunner (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-836-1, Aug ’99, £6.99, 650pp, tp, cover by Jim Burns) Reprint (Doubleday 1968) classic SF novel of an overcrowded Earth. Hugo Award-winner, 1969. Volume 15 in the “SF Masterworks” series.

Doctor Who: The Taking of Planet 5 Simon Bucher-Jones & Mark Clapham (BBC Books 0-563-55585-8, Oct ’99, £5.99, 277pp, pb) [Doctor Who: New Adventures] Novelization based on the TV series. Book 28 in the BBC “New Adventures” series.

Doctor Who: City at World’s End Christopher Bulis (BBC Books 0-563-55579-3, Sep ’99, £5.99, 279pp, pb) Novelization based on the TV series. Book 24 of the BBC “Missing Adventures”.

The Demon King Chris Bunch (Orbit 1-85723-761-7, Mar ’99, £6.99, 551pp, pb, cover by Keith Scarfe) [Seer King] Reprint (Warner Aspect; Orbit 1998) fantasy novel. A seer and a soldier change a corrupt empire’s fate. Second in a trilogy after The Seer King.

The Warrior King Chris Bunch (Orbit 1-85723-757-9, Mar ’99, £9.99, 366pp, tp, cover by Keith Scarfe) [Seer King] Reprint (Warner Aspect 1999) fantasy novel, last in a trilogy after The Seer King and The Demon King. against the dark army of the wizard Tenedos. [First U.K. edition]

Transluminal: The Paintings of Jim Burns Jim Burns (Paper Tiger 1-85585-678-6, Jul ’99, £14.99, 112pp, tp, cover by Jim Burns) Art book. Each book-cover reproduction is accompanied by commentary on the book, author, or relevant aspect of the artistic/editorial process.

ThiGMOO Eugene Byrne (Simon & Schuster/Earthlight 0-671-02862-6, Jun ’99, £5.99, 345pp, pb) Satirical SF/virtual reality novel of artificial personalities escaping into the Net and becoming self-aware, including a desire for self-preservation.

The Web: Avatar Pat Cadigan (Orion/Dolphin 1-85881-641-6, Apr ’99 [Mar ’99], £3.50, 99pp, pb) [Web] Young-adult SF novella. Book #11 overall in the series written by a number of SF writers.

Vampire Heart J. B. Calchman (Penguin/Puffin UK 0-14-038627-0, Oct ’99, £4.99, 275pp, pb) Omnibus of three young-adult vampire novellas in a series: Kiss of the Vampire (Puffin, 1996), Dance with the Vampire (Puffin, 1996), and an original, Touched by the Vampire.

The Twist Richard Calder (Simon & Schuster/Earthlight 0-671-03719-6, Nov ’99 [Oct ’99], £5.99, 282pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) SF/fantasy novel in which Venusians manifest as young women who isolate the old American West from the rest of the world and its history.

Forever Azathoth and Other Horrors Peter Cannon (Tartarus Press 1-872621-42-2, Jul ’99, £25.00, viii+234pp, hc, cover by Jason Eckhardt) Dark fantasy collection of homages, parodies and pastiches. Eight seem to be original. This is a Limited edition of 250 copies signed by the author.

Children of the Mind Orson Scott Card (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-954-7, Dec ’99 [Nov ’99], £6.99, x+387pp, pb, cover by Mark Salwowski) [Ender Wiggin] Reprint (Tor 1996) SF novel. Fourth novel in the “Ender” series. [First U.K. edition]

Ender’s Game Orson Scott Card (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-720-X, Jun ’99, £5.99, 324pp, pb, cover by Mark Salwowski) [Ender Wiggin] Reprint (Tor 1985) SF novel. This contains the introduction and revised text of the 1991 (Tor) edition. Volume one in the “Ender” series.

Ender’s Shadow Orson Scott Card (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-955-5, Dec ’99 [Nov ’99], £16.99, 380pp, hc, cover by Mark Salwowski) [Ender: Shadow] Reprint (Tor 1999) SF novel, fifth in the “Ender” series, a parallel novel to Ender’s Game, following Ender’s classmate Bean. Includes a foreword by Card. [First U.K. edition]

Speaker for the Dead Orson Scott Card (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-857-5, Jun ’99, £5.99, 382pp, pb, cover by Mark Salwowski) [Ender Wiggin] Reprint (Tor 1986) SF novel. This contains the introduction and revised text of the 1991 (Tor) edition. Volume two in the “Ender” series.

Xenocide Orson Scott Card (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-858-3, Jun ’99, £6.99, 562pp, pb, cover by Mark Salwowski) [Ender Wiggin] Reprint (Tor 1991) SF novel. Volume three in the “Ender” series.

The Faber Book of Utopias ed. John Carey (Faber and Faber 0-571-19785-X, Oct ’99, £20.00, xxvi+531pp, hc) Anthology/critical survey of over 100 poems, articles, proposals, and novel extracts on utopian beliefs, societies, and states, from ancient times until today; Carey contributes extensive commentary on every piece by authors including Plato, More, Wells, Gilman, Hitler, Vonnegut, and Huxley.

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