The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1999

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Kissing the Beehive Jonathan Carroll (Orion/Vista 0-575-60281-3, Jun ’99, £6.99, 251pp, tp) [Frannie McCabe] Reprint (Doubleday 1998) associational non-supernatural mystery. This has the three-page epilog from the Gollancz 1998 edition.

The Marriage of Sticks Jonathan Carroll (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-06615-6, May ’99 [Apr ’99], £16.99, 282pp, hc) [Frannie McCabe] Dark fantasy novel. Miranda Romanec sees her long-dead boyfriend waving to her from across the street.

The Wise Andrew Cartmell (Virgin Worlds 0-7535-0373-5, Jul ’99 [Jun ’99], £6.99, 471pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) Contemporary dark fantasy novel of a psychiatrist in love with her all-too-sane patient.

Brotherly Love & Other Tales of Trust and Knowledge David Case (Pumpkin Books 1-901914-12-7, May ’99 [Jun ’99], £16.99, x+276pp, hc, cover by Les Edwards) Original collection of six pieces of SF and dark fantasy, including the novella “The Terrestrial Fancy”. Introduction by Ramsey Campbell. Limited to a hardcover edition of 750 copies. Order from Pumpkin Books, MeG Publishing, PO Box 297, Nottingham NG2 4GW, England.

Isle of the Whisperers Hugh B. Cave (Pumpkin Books 1-901914-15-1, May ’99 [Jun ’99], £16.99, 265pp, hc, cover by John Coulthart) Dark fantasy/SF novel of entities waiting on the threshold of an inter-dimensional doorway, finally given admittance to our world and its resources. Illustrated by John Coulthart. Limited to a hardcover edition of 750 copies. Order from Pumpkin Books, MeG Publishing, PO Box 297, Nottingham NG2 4GW, England.

World’s End Mark Chadbourn (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-06680-6, Aug ’99, £16.99, 424pp, hc, cover by Jon Sullivan) [Age of Misrule] Fantasy novel. Book One in “The Age of Misrule” trilogy. Magic returns to modern Britain, and a group of companions must quest for four items to save the world. A trade paperback edition (-06782-9, £9.99) is also available.

The Enchantresses Vera Chapman (Gollancz/Vista 0-575-60325-9, Feb ’99, £5.99, 223pp, pb, cover by Harvey Parker) Reprint (Gollancz 1998) Arthurian fantasy novel. All revisions and amendments are copyright to Mike Ashley, who finished and edited the book after Chapman’s death.

Fortress of Eagles: A Galasien Novel C. J. Cherryh (Voyager 0-00-648370-4, Jan ’99 [Dec ’98], £5.99, 335pp, pb, cover by Les Edwards) [Fortress] Reprint (HarperPrism 1998) fantasy novel, sequel to Fortress in the Eye of Time. [First U.K. edition]

Laptop of the Gods Peter Chippindale (Pocket UK 0-671-85568-9, Jun ’99, £6.99, 420pp, tp, cover by Stephen Player) Reprint (Simon & Schuster UK 1998) humorous fantasy novel.

Cold Fusion Windsor Chorlton (Orion 0-7528-2500-3, Apr ’99 [May ’99], £9.99, 308pp, tp) SF novel. A meteor impact triggers a worldwide winter in 2018. A hardcover edition (-0211-9, £16.99) was announced but not seen.

The New Adventures: Twilight of the Gods Mark Clapham & Jon de Burgh Miller (New Adventures 0-426-20536-7, Dec ’99 [Nov ’99], £5.99, 242pp, pb) [Bernice Summerfield] SF novelization, “Doctor Who” without the Doctor. Book 23 in the “Bernice Summerfield” series. The publisher’s afterword by a departing Peter Darvill-Evans suggests this may be the last, for a long time (or ever), of the series.

Judas Tree Simon Clark (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-73913-4, Dec ’99, £17.99, 423pp, hc, cover by Larry Rostant) Dark fantasy novel. A young woman on a Greek island holiday encounters ancient forces.

Expedition to Earth Arthur C. Clarke (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-903-2, May ’99, £9.99, xii+180pp, tp, cover by Fred Gambino) Reprint (Ballantine 1953) collection of 11 stories, with a new (1998) preface by Clarke.

Expedition to Earth Arthur C. Clarke (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-918-0, Oct ’99 [Apr ’99], £5.99, xii+180pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) Reprint (Ballantine 1953) collection of 11 stories, with a 1998 preface by Clarke.

Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! Arthur C. Clarke (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-224697-X, Sep ’99, £19.99, xviii+555pp, hc) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1999) collection of 110 non-fiction works published between 1934 and 1998. Essays, articles, memoirs, reviews, introductions, and afterwords, each with a brief introduction setting the piece in context. Includes 16pp. of photographs. Edited by Ian T. Macauley. [First U.K. edition]

Profiles of the Future: An Inquiry into the Limits of the Possible Arthur C. Clarke (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-06790-X, Nov ’99, £18.99, 213pp, hc, cover by blacksheep) Reprint (Gollancz 1962) non-fiction collection of essays written between 1959 and 1961; first published in book form in 1962, and revised in 1982. Copyrighted 1999, the essays have further revisions and commentary, and there is a new ‘Foreword to Millennial Edition’ (dated April 1999).

The Trigger Arthur C. Clarke & Michael Kube-McDowell (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-224711-9, Nov ’99 [Sep ’99], £17.99, 550pp, hc, cover by Fred Gambino) SF novel. A device that triggers all nearby explosive material meets opposition from politicians, the military... and those whose god is the gun.

Fire Bringer David Clement-Davies (Macmillan Children’s Books 0-333-76640-7, Oct ’99, £12.99, 551pp, hc, cover by Kenny McKendry) Young-adult animal fantasy novel. A stag marked for destiny, exiled in childhood, returns to free his herd from violent rule.

The Encyclopedia of Fantasy John Clute & John Grant (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-893-1, Apr ’99, £19.99, xvi+1076pp, tp, cover by Peter Goodfellow) Reprint (Orbit 1997) expanded version of the World Fantasy Award-winning reference. It adds a 26-page “Addenda and Corrigenda” section of amendments and updates to the original edition. The body of the text (including errors) remains unchanged.

The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction John Clute & Peter Nicholls (Orbit 1-85723-897-4, Nov ’99, £25.00, xxxvi+1396pp, tp, cover by Chris Moore) Reprint (Orbit 1993) reference work. Winner of the Hugo Award for best non-fiction. Updated with 23 added pages of “New Data, Typographical Errors, Factual Corrections and Miscellanea”.

The Gods Awaken Allan Cole (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-68195-0, Jul ’99 [Aug ’99], £16.99, 454pp, hc, cover by Peter Elson) [Timuras] Fantasy novel, third in the “Timura” trilogy, with a hero loosely based on the poet Omar Khayyam.

The Gods Awaken Allan Cole (Hodder/NEL 0-340-68196-9, Oct ’99 [Sep ’99], £6.99, 453pp, pb, cover by Mick Posen) [Timuras] Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1999) fantasy novel, third volume of “The Timura Trilogy”. Last in a trilogy whose hero is loosely based on the poet Omar Khayyam.

Doctor Who: More Short Trips ed. Stephen Cole (BBC Books 0-563-55565-3, Mar ’99, £5.99, viii+341pp, pb) [Doctor Who] Anthology of 18 original stories based on various incarnations of the TV character and his companions.

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