The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1999

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Ship of Magic Robin Hobb (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-649885-X, Mar ’99 [Feb ’99], £6.99, xii+880pp, pb, cover by John Howe) [Liveship Traders] Reprint (Bantam Spectra; Voyager 1998) fantasy novel, set in the same world as the “Farseer” trilogy. Book One of “The Liveship Traders”. Hobb is a pseudonym for Megan Lindholm.

Funhouse Diane Hoh (Scholastic UK 0-590-63739-8, Apr ’99, £3.99, 163pp, pb) Reissue (Scholastic 1990) young-adult horror novel.

The Sleeper in the Sands Tom Holland (Little, Brown/Abacus 0-349-11221-5, Nov ’99 [Oct ’99], £6.99, 428pp, pb) Reprint (Little, Brown UK 1998) dark fantasy novel spanning the millennia.

The Healer Greg Hollingshead (HarperCollins/Flamingo 0-00-225797-1, Feb ’99 [Mar ’99], £10.99, 309pp, tp) Literary fantasy novel. A spiritual healer becomes the centre of violence.

Alexander At The World’s End Tom Holt (Little, Brown UK 0-316-85058-6, Aug ’99 [Jul ’99], £16.99, 434pp, hc) Associational historical novel of life and conquests of Alexander the Great, as narrated by a contemporary companion.

Only Human Tom Holt (Orbit 1-85723-693-9, Mar ’99 [Feb ’99], £15.99, 343pp, hc, cover by Paul Cemmick) Humorous fantasy novel. When the Supreme Being Gets Away from It All for a few days, his interfering Son takes a hand and puts his foot in it.

Snow White and the Seven Samurai Tom Holt (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-898-2, Dec ’99 [Nov ’99], £15.99, 308pp, hc, cover by Paul Cemmick) Humorous fantasy novel of computers and fairy tale characters.

Wish You Were Here Tom Holt (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-687-4, Mar ’99 [Apr ’99], £5.99, 346pp, pb, cover by Paul Cemmick) Reprint (Orbit 1998) humorous fantasy novel.

The Apprentice Gordon Houghton (Anchor UK 1-862-30036-4, Jul ’99 [Aug ’99], £9.99, 302pp, tp, cover by Joe Madeira) Humorous dark fantasy novel. Death chooses a zombie as a replacement apprentice. Job aims: eternal life, at the price of seven lives; or renewed death, immediate and final.

Paulina Lesley Howarth (Walker Books 0-7445-5948-0, Nov ’99 [Oct ’99], £9.99, 214pp, hc) Young-adult fantasy novel of a family haunted, not merely by ghosts.

Mirrorman Trevor Hoyle (Virgin Worlds 0-7535-0385-9, Mar ’98, £6.99, 470pp, pb) Dark fantasy novel. A convicted killer is offered eternal life if he agrees to kill one man — in every single incarnation in history, again and again.

Welcome to the 51st State Carl Huberman (Pan 0-330-36777-3, Mar ’99 [Feb ’99], £5.99, 392pp, pb) SF thriller of amnesia, pursuit, serial killing, and a discontented pilot at Area 51.

The Road to Mars: A Post-Modem Novel Eric Idle (Boxtree 0-7522-2414-X, Sep ’99, £14.99, 309pp, hc, cover by Paul Hess) Humorous SF novel by the Monty Python performer. An android accompanies two comedians on the outer solar system vaudeville circuit in an attempt to understand humor.

Headlong Simon Ings (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-647725-9, Feb ’99 [Jan ’99], £5.99, 325pp, pb, cover by Jacey) SF novel of the sensory-wired future.

Satan Wants Me Robert Irwin (Dedalus 1-873982-34-8, Apr ’99 [Mar ’99], £14.99, 320pp, hc, cover by David Bird) Literary novel with fantasy elements of sex and satanism in the 1960s.

The Haunting of Hill House Shirley Jackson (Robinson 1-84119-097-7, Sep ’99, £7.99, 246pp, tp) Reissue (Viking 1959) classic dark fantasy novel. A film tie-in edition.

Exile’s Return Kate Jacoby (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-878-7, Jun ’99, £6.99, 442pp, pb, cover by Kevin Jenkins) [Elita] Reprint (Gollancz 1998) fantasy novel. “The First Book of Elita”. Jacoby is a pseudonym of Tracy Oliphant.

Voice of the Demon Kate Jacoby (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-06525-7, Mar ’99, £16.99, 478pp, hc, cover by Jon Sullivan) [Elita] Fantasy novel, the second book of “Elita”, sequel to Exile’s Return.

Ramses: The Battle of Kadesh Christian Jacq (Pocket UK 0-671-01022-0, May ’99, £5.99, 374pp, pb) [Ramses] Reprint (Simon & Schuster UK 1998) volume three in an Egyptian/historical fantasy series

Ramses: The Lady of Abu Simbel Christian Jacq (Pocket UK 0-671-01023-9, Jun ’99, £5.99, 370pp, pb) [Ramses] Reprint (Simon & Schuster UK 1998) volume four in an Egyptian/historical fantasy series. Translated by Mary Feeney from the French (Editions Robert Laffont 1996).

Ramses: The Temple of a Million Years Christian Jacq (Simon & Schuster UK/Pocket 0-671-01021-2, Jan ’99 [May ’99], £5.99, 344pp, pb) [Ramses] Reprint (Warner; Simon & Schuster UK 1997 as Ramses II: The Eternal Temple) volume two of five in an Egyptian/historical fantasy series.

Ramses: Under the Western Acacia Christian Jacq (Simon & Schuster UK 0-684-82123-0, Jan ’99 [May ’99], £9.99, 354pp, tp) [Ramses] Volume five of five in an Egyptian/historical fantasy series. Translated by Mary Feeney from the French (Laffont 1996 as Sous l’acacia d’Occident). A hardcover edition (-82140-0, £16.99) was announced but not seen.

The Legend of Luke Brian Jacques (Hutchinson 0-09-176862-4, Jul ’99 [Jun ’99], £12.99, 374pp, hc, cover by Fangorn) [Redwall] Young-adult animal fantasy novel. Book 12 in the “Redwall” series. Illustrated by Fangorn.

Marlfox Brian Jacques (Red Fox 0-09-926436-6, Jul ’99 [Jun ’99], £4.99, 386pp, pb, cover by Fangorn) [Redwall] Reprint (Hutchinson 1998) young-adult animal fantasy novel. Book 11 in the “Redwall” series.

Alchemist Peter James (Orion 0-75281-729-9, Nov ’99 [Oct ’99], £5.99, 674pp, pb) Reprint (Gollancz 1996) SF/dark fantasy novel.

Denial Peter James (Orion 0-75282-688-3, Nov ’99 [Oct ’99], £5.99, 498pp, pb) Reprint (Orion 1998) associational thriller set in the near future.

Prophecy Peter James (Orion 0-75281-737-X, Nov ’99 [Oct ’99], £5.99, 368pp, pb) Reprint (Gollancz 1992) dark fantasy novel about possession.

The Fatal Strand Robin Jarvis (Collins 0-00-675014-1, Apr ’99, £5.99, 512pp, pb) [Wyrd Museum] Reprint (Collins 1998) young-adult fantasy novel. Book three of the “Tales from the Wyrd Museum” trilogy.

Thorn Ogres of Hagwood Robin Jarvis (Penguin/Puffin UK 0-14-130085-X, Oct ’99, £4.99, 232pp, tp) [Hagwood Books] Young-adult fantasy novel, first in a new series, “The Hagwood Books”. The thorn ogres are summoned to retrieve a High Lady’s valuable possession.

The Ghosts of Candleford Mike Jefferies (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648208-2, Jul ’99 [Aug ’99], £5.99, 249pp, pb, cover by Bob Warner) Fantasy novel.

Noir K. W. Jeter (Millennium 1-85798-596-6, Jan ’99, £6.99, 388pp, pb, cover by Chris Moore) Reprint (Bantam 1998) SF novel of a dark future where even the dead must labour to pay their debts. [First U.K. edition]

Star Wars: The Bounty Hunter Wars: Book Three: Hard Merchandise K. W. Jeter (Bantam UK 0-553-50687-0, Aug ’99, £5.99, 338pp, pb, cover by Steve Youll) Original novel featuring the hunter Boba Fett, last in a trilogy. Simultaneous with the US (Bantam Spectra) edition. Copyrighted by Lucasfilm Ltd.

Already Dead Denis Johnson (Macmillan UK/Picador 0-330-37114-2, Jun ’99 [May ’99], £6.99, 435pp, tp) Reprint (HarperCollins 1997) literary dark fantasy novel. [First U.K. edition]

The Last Star at Dawn Oliver Johnson (Orbit 1-85723-732-3, Nov ’99, £6.99, 440pp, pb, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Lightbringer] Fantasy novel, third in “The Lightbringer Trilogy”. Simultaneous with the US (Roc) edition.

The Creeper Pete Johnson (Corgi Yearling 0-440-86392-9, Jan 2000 [Dec ’99], £3.99, 159pp, tp, cover by Paul Young) Young-adult dark fantasy novel. A young girl fears the Creeper will punish her for hurting a real friend.

Eyes of the Alien Pete Johnson (Corgi 0-440-86390-2, Mar ’99 [Feb ’99], £3.99, 152pp, tp, cover by Paul Young) Young-adult SF novel.

The Bone Yard Paul Johnston (Hodder Headline/NEL 0-340-69493-9, Apr ’99 [Mar ’99], £5.99, 297pp, pb) [Quinn (Quintilian) Dalrymple] Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1998) serial-murder thriller set in the Glasgow of 2022. Second in the “Dalrymple” series after the award-winning Body Politic.

Water of Death Paul Johnston (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-71703-3, Jun ’99 [Jul ’99], £16.99, 391pp, hc, cover by Bill Gregory) [Quinn (Quintilian) Dalrymple] SF thriller of a conspiracy to destabilise the Edinburgh city-state of 2025. Third in the “Dalrymple” series after Body Politic and The Bone Yard.

Water of Death Paul Johnston (NEL 0-340-71704-1, Nov ’99, £5.99, 391pp, pb) [Quinn (Quintilian) Dalrymple] Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1999) SF thriller of a conspiracy to destabilise the Edinburgh city-state of 2025. Third in the “Dalrymple” series after Body Politic and The Bone Yard.

Dark Paths: Blood Stone Alan Frewin Jones (Macmillan Children’s Books 0-330-37476-1, Jul ’99, £2.99, 167pp, pb, cover by Barry Jones) [Dark Paths] Young-adult dark fantasy novel, sixth in the series. A group of youngsters are involved with ancient blood sacrifice on a Greek island.

Dark Paths: The Monk’s Curse Alan Frewin Jones (Macmillan Children’s Books 0-330-37477-X, Sep ’99 [Oct ’99], £2.99, 170pp, pb, cover by Barry Jones) [Dark Paths] Young adult dark fantasy novel. Book 7 in the series.

Deconstructing the Starships: Science, Fiction and Reality Gwyneth Jones (Liverpool University Press 0-85323-793-X, Mar ’99 [May ’99], £11.95, viii+221pp, tp, cover by Clive Allan) Non-fiction collection of critical essays and reviews published over the last decade. A hardcover edition (-783-2, £27.50) was announced but not seen.

A Cavern of Black Ice: Book One of Sword of Shadows J. V. Jones (Orbit 1-85723-694-7, Jan ’99, £16.99, 804pp, hc, cover by Greg Call) [Sword of Shadows] Fantasy novel. A young girl must be protected from attack as she grows into the powers of her womanhood. A trade paperback (export only) edition (-695-5) was announced but not seen.

Where the Children Cry Jenny Jones (Orion/Vista 0-575-60077-2, Feb ’99 [Mar ’99], £5.99, 384pp, pb, cover by Splash) Reprint (Gollancz 1998) dark fantasy novel of malevolent spirits in the present day, impelled by the 12th century massacre of all Jews in York.

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror: Volume Ten ed. Stephen Jones (Robinson 1-84119-064-0, Oct ’99 [Nov ’99], £6.99, 489pp, tp, cover by Joe Roberts) Annual dark fantasy anthology of 19 stories. Authors include Avram Davidson & Grania David, Peter Straub, Neil Gaiman, Kim Newman, and Harlan Ellison. There is a long introduction on the year in horror, and a necrology by Jones and Kim Newman.

White of the Moon: New Tales of Madness and Dread ed. Stephen Jones (Pumpkin Books 1-901914-13-5, May ’99, £16.99, x+341pp, hc, cover by Les Edwards) Dark fantasy/SF original anthology of 20 short stories and one poem. Authors include Edward Bryant, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, and Michael Marshall Smith. Illustrations by Randy Broeker. A limited edition of 1000 copies. Order from Pumpkin Books, MeG Publishing, PO Box 297, Nottingham NG2 4GW, England. Available in the US from Firebird Distributing, 2030 First Street, Unit 5, Eureka CA 95501; 800-353-3575 ($28.00).

Dark Terrors 4 ed. Stephen Jones & David Sutton (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-894-9, Oct ’99, £6.99, 349pp, pb) Reprint (Gollancz 1998) original anthology of dark fantasy/SF stories.

The Conan Chronicles Robert Jordan (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-750-1, Nov ’99, £9.99, 510pp, tp, cover by Kevin Tweddell) [Conan] Reprint (Tor 1995) fantasy omnibus of three “Conan” novels: Conan the Invincible (1982), Conan the Defender (1982), and Conan the Unconquered (1983).

The Dragon Reborn Robert Jordan (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-065-5, May ’99 [Aug ’99], £6.99, 699pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Wheel of Time] Reissue (Tor 1991) fantasy novel. Book Three of “The Wheel of Time”.

The Eye of the World Robert Jordan (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-027-2, Mar ’99 [Aug ’99], £6.99, 707pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Wheel of Time] Reissue (Tor 1990) fantasy novel. Book One of “The Wheel of Time”.

The Path of Daggers Robert Jordan (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-569-X, Sep ’99, £6.99, xi+655pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Wheel of Time] Reprint (Tor; Orbit 1998) fantasy novel. Book Eight of “The Wheel of Time”.

The World of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time Robert Jordan & Teresa Patterson (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-744-7, Aug ’99 [Jul ’99], £12.50, 304pp, hc, cover by Tom Canty) [Wheel of Time] Reissue (Orbit 1997) associated reference work, companion to the series.

Fantasy Art of the New Millennium Dick Jude (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-413374-9, Oct ’99 [Sep ’99], £19.99, 144pp, hc, cover by Steve Stone) Art book, with discussions by the artists of their techniques. Artists include Alan Lee, Chris Moore, Jim Burns, and John Howe. The US title is Fantasy Art Masters (Watson-Guptill October 1999). [Not seen]

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