The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1999

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Pandora Anne Rice (Arrow 0-09-927108-7, Apr ’99, £5.99, 406pp, pb, cover by Holly Warburton) [Vampire Chronicles: New Tales of the Vampires] Reprint (Knopf 1998) dark fantasy novel in the “New Tales of the Vampires”; book six overall in “The Vampire Chronicles”.

The Vampire Armand Anne Rice (Random House UK/Arrow 0-09-927147-8, Oct ’99 [Sep ’99], £5.99, 520pp, pb, cover by Holly Warburton) [Vampire Chronicles] Reprint (Knopf; Chatto & Windus 1998) vampire novel in the “Vampire Chronicles”.

Vittorio, the Vampire Anne Rice (Chatto & Windus 0-7011-6736-X, Apr ’99, £12.99, 292pp, hc) [Vampire Chronicles: New Tales of the Vampires] Reprint (Knopf 1999) dark fantasy novel. Book seven overall in “The Vampire Chronicles”, and second in the “New Tales of the Vampires”. [First U.K. edition]

Doctor Who: Demontage Justin Richards (BBC Books 0-563-55572-6, Mar ’99, £4.99, 284pp, pb) [Doctor Who: New Adventures] Novelization based on the TV series. Book 20 of the BBC “New Adventures” series starring the Eighth Doctor.

Doctor Who: Millennium Shock Justin Richards (BBC Books 0-563-55586-6, May ’99, £4.99, 282pp, pb) [Doctor Who: Missing Adventures] Novelization based on the TV series. Book 21 of the BBC “Missing Adventures” series starring the Fourth Doctor.

The New Adventures: Tears of the Oracle Justin Richards (Virgin 0-426-20533-2, Jun ’99 [May ’99], £5.99, 277pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) [Bernice Summerfield] SF novelization, “Doctor Who” without the Doctor. Book 20 in the “Bernice Summerfield” series.

The New Adventures: The Joy Device Justin Richards (New Adventures 0-426-20535-9, Oct ’99 [Sep ’99], £5.99, 248pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) [Bernice Summerfield] SF novelization; Doctor Who without the Doctor. Book 22 in the “Bernice Summerfield” series.

Midwinter of the Spirit Phil Rickman (Macmillan UK 0-333-75173-6, Oct ’99 [Sep ’99], £16.99, 468pp, hc) [Merrily Watkins] Dark fantasy novel of a female exorcist. Second in the “Merrily Watkins” series after Wine of Angels.

The Wine of Angels Phil Rickman (Pan 0-330-34268-1, Mar ’99 [Feb ’99], £5.99, 631pp, pb) [Merrily Watkins] Reprint (Macmillan UK 1998) ghost novel. First in the “Merrily Watkins” series.

Vengeance in Death J. D. Robb (NEL 0-340-67491-1, Jan ’99 [Dec ’98], £5.99, 357pp, pb) [Eve Dallas] Reprint (Berkley 1997) near-future SF mystery novel, sixth in the “Eve Dallas” series. Robb is a pen name for Nora Roberts.

Song Quest Katherine Roberts (Element 1-902618-28-9, 1999 [Aug ’99], £10.99, 236pp, hc) [Echorium Sequence] Young-adult fantasy novel. First in a series. A worldwide edition, available in the US at $16.95.

Antarctica Kim Stanley Robinson (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-651264-X, Sep ’99, £6.99, 562pp, pb) Reprint (Voyager 1997) SF eco-thriller set in the 21st century.

Escape from Kathmandu Kim Stanley Robinson (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-04-440772-6, May ’99 [Jun ’99], £5.99, 314pp, pb) [Freds] Reprint (Tor 1989) collection of four connected stories.

The Martians Kim Stanley Robinson (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-225358-5, Apr ’99, £17.99, 400pp, hc, cover by Peter Elson) [Mars] Mostly original SF collection in the Mars series, including Martian mythology, poetry, alternative scenarios, and outtakes from the trilogy.

The Memory of Whiteness Kim Stanley Robinson (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648256-2, Mar ’99 [Feb ’99], £5.99, 351pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) Reprint (Tor 1985) SF novel.

Silver Screen Justina Robson (Macmillan UK 0-333-75437-9, Aug ’99 [Jul ’99], £9.99, 374pp, tp, cover by Steve Stone) SF novel.

The Singer and the Sea Michael Scott Rohan (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-741-2, Aug ’99 [Jul ’99], £6.99, 419pp, pb, cover by Ian Miller) Fantasy novel, fifth book in the “Winter of the World” series. Gille Kilmorsson, mastersmith and musician, accepts an ancient, magical instrument which will lead him to the end of the world, and the beginning at the end.

The View from Another Shore ed. Franz Rottensteiner (Liverpool University Press 0-85323-942-8, Mar ’99 [May ’99], £11.95, xvi+256pp, tp, cover by Peter Whitfield) Reprint (Seabury Press 1973) anthology of 12 European Science Fiction stories, revised with “a completely new contextual introduction and other new material.” A hardcover edition (-932-0, £22.50) was announced but not seen.

Vespers Jeff Rovin (Hodder Headline 0-7472-6084-2, Apr ’99, £5.99, 408pp, pb) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1998) horror novel. [First U.K. edition]

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets J. K. Rowling (Bloomsbury 0-7475-3848-4, Jan ’99, £4.99, 251pp, pb, cover by Cliff Wright) [Harry Potter] Reprint (Bloomsbury 1998) young-adult fantasy novel. Sequel to Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban J. K. Rowling (Bloomsbury 0-7475-4215-5, Jul ’99, £10.99, 317pp, hc, cover by Cliff Wright) [Harry Potter] Young-adult fantasy novel. Third in the award-winning series.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets J. K. Rowling (Bloomsbury 0-7475-4407-7, Aug ’99, £6.99, 251pp, pb) [Harry Potter] Reprint (Bloomsbury 1998) young-adult fantasy novel. Second in the “Harry Potter” series. The book is rejacketed for an adult audience.

Saucer Wisdom Rudy Rucker (Simon & Schuster/Earthlight 0-684-86033-3, Oct ’99 [Aug ’99], £9.99, iii+278pp, tp) Reprint (Tor 1999) spoof novel of the author’s various encounters with a saucer contactee. Includes an introduction by Bruce Sterling. [First U.K. edition]

The Ground Beneath Her Feet Salman Rushdie (Jonathan Cape 0-224-04419-2, Apr ’99, £18.00, 575pp, hc) Literary fantasy novel of dissonance and harmony, lies and lyres, set in an alternate reality. A singer lost to an earthquake, and love beyond death. A variation on the Orpheus legend.

The Screenplay of Midnight’s Children Salman Rushdie (Vintage UK 0-099-26849-3, Apr ’99, £7.99, 308pp, tp) Associational item: the unproduced five-part screenplay adapted from his novel. Filming of the intended serial was stopped when Sri Lanka abruptly withdrew permission.

Doctor Who: Divided Loyalties Gary Russell (BBC Books 0-563-55578-5, Oct ’99, £5.99, 252pp, pb) [Doctor Who: Missing Adventures] Novelization based on the TV series. Book 25 in the BBC “Missing Adventures” series.

Waltzes and Whispers Jay Russell (Pumpkin Books 1-901914-16-X, Oct ’99 [Nov ’99], £16.99, 305pp, hc, cover by John Coulthart) Collection of 15 horror stories, seven apparently original, with introductions to each by Russell describing how the stories came to be written. Illustrated by John Coulthart. Introduction by Michael Marshall Smith; afterword by Kim Newman. This is a limited edition of 750. Order from Pumpkin Books, MeG Publishing, PO Box 297, Nottingham NG2 4GW, England.

Waltzes and Whispers Jay Russell (Pumpkin Books 1-901914-16-X, Oct ’99 [Nov ’99], £16.99, xii+305pp, hc, cover by John Coulthart) Collection of 15 original/reprint dark fantasy stories, each with an introduction by Russell. There is an ‘Introduction to Jay Russell’ by Michael Marshall Smith, and an afterword by Kim Newman. Internal illustrations by John Coulthart. A hardcover edition, limited to 750 copies.

Mike and Gaby’s Space Gospel: A Novel Ken Russell (Little, Brown UK 0-316-85049-7, Jun ’99 [Aug ’99], £15.99, 207pp, hc) Humorous surrealist/fantasy novel by the film director. A first novel. Two of Rossum’s Universal Robots engineer a race that might develop a cure for the virus killing them, but Satan interferes with Adam and Eve, and when they return, Jesus is pulling some pretty strange stunts.

Children of God Mary Doria Russell (Black Swan 0-552-99811-7, Feb ’99 [Jan ’99], £6.99, 510pp, tp) [Sparrow] Reprint (Villard 1998) SF novel. The sequel to the multi-award-winner, The Sparrow. [First U.K. edition]

The Child Garden Geoff Ryman (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-651088-4, May ’99, £6.99, 388pp, tp) Reprint (Unwin Hyman 1989) Clarke and Campbell Award-winning SF novel about a girl living in a world where people are educated by viruses to which she is resistant.

Was Geoff Ryman (Flamingo 0-586-09179-3, Aug ’99, £6.99, 456pp, tp) [Oz] Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1992) mainstream novel set in 19th century Kansas and 20th century Hollywood, and inspired by The Wizard of Oz.

Gene Roddenberry’s Earth: Final Conflict: The Arrival Fred Saberhagen (Ebury Press 0-09-187262-6, Nov ’99, £5.99, 255pp, pb) [Earth: Final Conflict] Reprint (Tor 1999) novelization of the TV series, first in the series. [First U.K. edition]

The Demon Awakens R. A. Salvatore (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-827-2, Sep ’99, £5.99, 607pp, pb, cover by blacksheep) [Demon Wars] Reprint (Del Rey 1997) fantasy novel. First in a series. Young people face the evil awakening in their world. [First U.K. edition]

The Demon Spirit R. A. Salvatore (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-904-X, Dec ’99, £6.99, 521pp, pb, cover by blacksheep) [Demon Wars] Reprint (Del Rey 1998) fantasy novel. Second in a series after The Demon Awakens. [First U.K. edition]

The Dragon King R. A. Salvatore (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648345-3, Mar ’99, £5.99, 344pp, pb, cover by Harvey Parker) [Crimson Shadow] Reprint (Warner Aspect 1996) fantasy novel. Book three of “The Crimson Shadow”. [First U.K. edition]

Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Vector Prime R. A. Salvatore (Random House UK/Century 0-7126-8084-5, Oct ’99, £15.99, 387pp, hc) [Star Wars: New Jedi Order] Original novel based on the films. First in a series set 20 years after the death of Darth Vader and the Battle of Endor. Simultaneous with the US (Del Rey Lucasbooks) edition.

The Doll Maker and Other Tales of the Uncanny Sarban (Tartarus Press 1-872621-41-4, Apr ’99, £25.00, 227pp, hc) Reprint (Peter Davies 1953) collection of the title novel and two stories, with a new afterword by Mark Valentine. Available in the US through Firebird Distribution at $49.95. Available from 5 Birch Terrace, Hangingbirch Lane, Horam, East Sussex TN21 0PA.

The Sound of His Horn/The King of the Lake Sarban (Tartarus Press 1-872621-43-0, Sep ’99, £27.50, 175pp, hc, cover by Ray Russell) Omnibus of the dark fantasy classic (Davies 1952), plus a newly discovered novella. A limited edition of 500 numbered copies. Available from 5 Birch Terrace, Hangingbirch Lane, Horam, East Sussex TN21 0PA.

999 ed. Al Sarrantonio (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-74861-3, Oct ’99, £9.99, xviii+665pp, tp) Reprint (Avon 1999) anthology of 29 original stories by highly acclaimed authors, including Kim Newman, Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell, and William Peter Blatty (an original novel). A hardcover edition (-74859-1, £16.99) is also available. [First U.K. edition]

Frameshift Robert Sawyer (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648320-8, Jul ’99, £5.99, 343pp, pb) Reprint (Tor 1997) SF thriller about insurance companies, a Nazi in hiding, and the Human Genome Project. [First U.K. edition]

Star Wars: Tales from the New Republic ed. Peter Schweighofer & Craig Carey (Transworld/Bantam UK 0-553-50598-X, Dec ’99, £5.99, 401pp, pb) [Star Wars] Anthology of 10 stories and a wraparound novella set in the Star Wars universe. Some stories were previously published in The Star Wars Adventure Journal. Simultaneous with the US (Bantam Spectra) edition.

Thraxas Martin Scott (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-729-3, Apr ’99 [Mar ’99], £5.99, 220pp, pb, cover by Julian Gibson) [Thraxas] Humorous fantasy hard-boiled detective novel, first in a series. Thraxas — ex-soldier, failed sorcerer, and epic drinker — works amid the dark streets and darker magics of a corrupt city. A first novel.

Thraxas and the Warrior Monks Martin Scott (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-731-5, May ’99 [Apr ’99], £5.99, 247pp, pb, cover by Julian Gibson) [Thraxas] Humorous fantasy mystery novel, second in the “Thraxas” series. PI Thraxas must find a lost golden statue to save his client.

Thraxas at the Races Martin Scott (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-734-X, Jun ’99 [May ’99], £5.99, 245pp, pb, cover by Julian Gibson) [Thraxas] Humorous fantasy detective novel, third in the “Thraxas” series.

Babylon 5: A Call to Arms Robert Sheckley (Boxtree 0-7522-1813-1, Jun ’99, £5.99, 244pp, pb) [Babylon 5] Novelisation of the TV movie. Book #12 in the series. Simultaneous with the US (Ballantine) edition.

Prospero’s Children Jan Siegel (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-225835-8, Oct ’99, £12.99, xviii+331pp, hc, cover by Alan Lee) [Way of the Witch] Fantasy novel. A first novel.

The Alien Years Robert Silverberg (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-586-21110-1, Feb ’99 [Jan ’99], £6.99, 453pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) Reprint (Voyager 1998) SF novel of alien invasion and occupation.

The Book of Skulls Robert Silverberg (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-914-7, Dec ’99, £6.99, 222pp, tp, cover by Jim Burns) Reprint (Scribner 1971) SF novel. Volume 23 in the “SF Masterworks” series.

Lord Prestimion Robert Silverberg (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-224678-3, Feb ’99 [Dec ’98], £16.99, 434pp, hc, cover by Jim Burns) [Majipoor: Prestimion] SF novel in the “Majipoor” series. Valentine uncovers evidence of a war hidden 1,000 years before by then Coronal Lord Prestimion. A trade paperback (export only) edition (-225667-3, £9.99) was announced but not seen.

Lord Prestimion Robert Silverberg (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-651103-1, Sep ’99, £6.99, 434pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) [Majipoor: Prestimion] Reprint (Voyager 1999) fantasy novel in the “Majipoor” cycle.

Lord Valentine’s Castle Robert Silverberg (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648377-1, Sep ’99, £6.99, 506pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) [Majipoor] Reprint (Harper & Row 1980) SF novel. First in the “Majipoor” cycle.

Far Horizons ed. Robert Silverberg (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-942-3, Jun ’99, £17.99, 481pp, hc, cover by Fred Gambino) Reprint (Avon Eos 1999) original anthology of 11 short novels in some of the most famous series in SF by Le Guin, Haldeman, Card, Brin, Silverberg, Simmons, Kress, Pohl, Benford, McCaffrey and Bear. Each has an Introduction by its author. [First U.K. edition]

Legends ed. Robert Silverberg (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-225667-3, Jun ’99, £11.99, xiv+591pp, tp, cover by Josh Kirby & Geoff Taylor) Reprint (Tor 1998) original anthology of 11 short novels by modern masters of fantasy, set in their most popular series.

Cavalcade Alison Sinclair (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-564-8, Dec ’99, £5.99, 299pp, pb) Reprint (Millennium 1998) SF novel.

The Rediscovery of Man Cordwainer Smith (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-819-1, May ’99 [Jun ’99], £6.99, xx+378pp, tp, cover by Chris Moore) Reprint (Ballantine 1975 as The Best of Cordwainer Smith) collection of 12 SF stories, set among the worlds of the Instrumentality of Mankind. Cordwainer Smith was the pseudonym of Dr. Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger. Volume #10 in the “SF Masterworks” series.

One of Us Michael Marshall Smith (HarperCollins UK 0-00-649997-X, Jan ’99 [Mar ’99], £6.99, 307pp, tp) Reprint (HarperCollins UK; Bantam 1998) SF suspense novel.

Spares Michael Marshall Smith (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-651267-4, Jan ’99 [Mar ’99], £6.99, 317pp, tp) Reissue (Voyager 1996) SF/horror novel of harvesting body parts. Second printing.

The Vaccinator Michael Marshall Smith (PS Publishing 1-902880-06-4, Oct ’99, £8.00, 66pp, tp) SF thriller novella of aliens and a kidnapping in Florida. Introduction by M. John Harrison. This is a signed limited edition of 500; a hardcover edition of 150 (-07-2, £25.00) was announced but not seen. PS Publishing, 98 High Ash Drive, Leeds LS17 8RE, England.

What You Make It Michael Marshall Smith (HarperCollins UK 0-00-225602-9, May ’99 [Jun ’99], £12.99, x+400pp, hc) Collection of 17 stories, two original, and one poem.

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