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Newly Published, July 1998

This page lists new books published within the dates listed, including selected new books seen and all new books received by Locus Online. A listing here does not preclude a more detailed online Profile. This listing is independent of the comprehensive, annotated Books Received listings in Locus Magazine, which are accumulated as the online Locus Index.

Key: * = first edition, + = first US edition. Date with publisher info is official publication month; date in parentheses at paragraph end is date seen or received.

Listings 30 June - 31 July

* Bacon-Smith, Camille Eyes of the Empress (DAW 0-88677-796-8, $5.99, 304pp, pb, August 1998, cover by Luis Royo) Fantasy novel. (Wed 29 Jul 1998)

+ Ballard, J. G. Cocaine Nights (Counterpoint 1-887178-66-x, $23.00, 329pp, hc, May 1998) First US edition, published in UK in 1996. (Sun 5 Jul 1998)

Benford, Gregory Artifact (Avon Eos 0-380-79195-1, $6.99, 416pp, pb, July 1998) Reprint of 1985 sf/thriller. (Mon 6 Jul 1998)

* Bova, Ben Twice Seven (Avon Eos 0-380-79741-0, $6.50, 290pp, pb, August 1998) Collection of 14 stories (one in collaboration with Rick Wilber), plus introduction and story introductions. Includes ''Inspiration'' and ''Remember, Caesar''. (Fri 24 Jul 1998)

* Brooks, Terry A Knight of the Word (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-37963-2, $25.95, 432pp, hc, August 1998) Fantasy novel, sequel to Running with the Demon. (Mon 27 Jul 1998)

* Butler, Jack Dreamer (Knopf 0-679-44665-6, $25.00, 400pp, hc, June 1998) SF novel by author of Nightshade (1989). (Sun 5 Jul 1998)

* Clark, Jan Earth Herald (Roc 0-451-45638-6, $5.99, 348pp, pb, July 1998, cover by Donato) SF novel. (Tue 7 Jul 1998)

* Clemens, Jim Wit'ch Fire (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41705-4, $13.95, 439pp, tpb, June 1998) Fantasy novel. (Sun 5 Jul 1998)

* Dann, Jack The Silent (Bantam 0-553-09716-4, $23.95, 279pp, hc, July 1998) Historical novel about the US Civil War. (Sun 5 Jul 1998)

Dann, Jack, ed Wandering Stars (Jewish Lights 1-58023-005-9, $16.95, 224pp, tpb, April 1998) Reprint of famous anthology (1974) of Jewish SF stories. (Mon 6 Jul 1998)

* Datlow, Ellen [& Windling, Terri], [eds] The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eleventh Annual Collection (St. Martin's Griffin 0-312-19034-4, $17.95, 113+503pp, tpb, July 1998, cover by Thomas Canty) Anthology of 37 stories and 9 poems, plus over 100 pages of summation about the year in fantasy and horror, including an essay by Edward Bryant about movies and TV, Seth Johnson on comics, and obituaries by James Frenkel. The story selections are notable for including very little from the traditional SF/fantasy magazines -- two stories from Asimov's, one from Interzone, but nothing from F&SF or Realms of Fantasy. This says less about the weakness of those magazines, perhaps, than the extent to which fantasy and horror -- much moreso than science fiction -- pervade literary culture. (Sun 12 Jul 1998)

* Dietz, William C. Steelheart (Ace 0-441-00542-X, $5.99, 336pp, pb, August 1998) SF novel. (Mon 20 Jul 1998)

* Dozois, Gardner [& Schmidt, Stanley], eds Roads Not Taken (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-42194-9, $6.99, 14+322pp, pb, July 1998) Reprint anthology of 10 alternate history stories, 7 from Asimov's, 3 from Analog. (Fri 3 Jul 1998)

* Drake, David With the Lightnings (Pocket 0-671-87881-6, $22.00, 336pp, hc, July 1998) SF novel. (Sun 5 Jul 1998)

* Dunn, J. R. Full Tide of Night (Avon Eos 0-380-97434-7, $14.00, 312pp, hc, August 1998, cover by Liz Kenyon) SF novel. (Sun 12 Jul 1998)

Farmer, Philip Jose To Your Scattered Bodies Go (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41967-7, $12.95, 256pp, tpb, July 1998) Reprint of famous SF novel (1971), Hugo Award winner. (Sun 5 Jul 1998)

* Forsyth, Kate The Witches of Eileanan (Roc 0-451-45689-0, $6.99, 411pp, pb, July 1998, cover by Daniel Horn) Fantasy novel. (Tue 7 Jul 1998)

* Foster, Alan Dean Carnivores of Light and Darkness (Warner Aspect 0-446-52132-9, $23.00, 320pp, hc, June 1998, cover by Keith Parkinson) SF novel. (Sun 5 Jul 1998)

* Godwin, Parke Lord of Sunset (Avon 0-380-72675-0, $13.00, 466pp, tpb, July 1998) Associational historical novel. (Sun 5 Jul 1998)

* Greenland, Colin Mother of Plenty (Avon Eos 0-380-78776-8, $5.99, 471pp, pb, June 1998) SF novel, third in the Tabitha Jute trilogy. (Sun 5 Jul 1998)

* Griffith, Nicola The Blue Place (Avon 0-380-97446-0, $23.00, 308pp, hc, July 1998) Associational mystery novel. (Sun 5 Jul 1998)

Grimwood, Ken Replay (Morrow/Quill 0-688-16112-X, $12.00, 320pp, tpb, August 1998) Reprint (Arbor House 1987) novel, winner of the World Fantasy Award. One of the great time travel fantasies (and among the all-time best fantasy novels according to the 1998 Locus Poll). The hero has a heart attack at age 43, dies, and awakens in his 18 year old body in 1963. His memories intact, he relives his life, avoiding mistakes and becoming rich. But then he dies again. What begins as a wish-fulfillment fantasy becomes richly complex, with surprises up to the very end. Highly recommended. (Tue 21 Jul 1998)

* Gunn, James, ed The Road to Science Fiction Volume 6: Around the World (White Wolf 1-56504-158-5, $14.99, 656pp, tpb, July 1998) Massive anthology of SF stories from outside the American/British tradition. (Fri 31 Jul 1998)

* Hendrix, Howard V. Standing Wave (Ace 0-441-00553-5, $6.50, 386pp, pb, September 1998) SF novel. (Fri 31 Jul 1998)

* Hopkinson, Nalo Brown Girl in the Ring (Warner Aspect 0-446-67433-8, $12.99, 250pp, tpb, July 1998, cover by Linda Messier) SF novel, winner of the publisher's first novel contest. (See Field Inspections.) (Wed 8 Jul 1998)

Leiber, Fritz Farewell to Lankhmar (White Wolf 1-56504-929-2, $21.99, hc, June 1998) Reprint of fantasy novel/collection in the Fafhrd & Gray Mouser series; first published as The Knight and Knave of Swords (Morrow 1988). (Contents.) (Sun 5 Jul 1998)

+ Pratchett, Terry Jingo: A Novel of Discworld (HarperPrism 0-06-105047-4, $24.00, 288pp, hc, May 1998) First US edition of novel published last year in the UK. (Sun 5 Jul 1998)

* Resnick, Laura In Legend Born (Tor 0-312-89055-9, $25.95, 461pp, hc, August 1998) Fantasy novel, the author's first, though not a first novel (Resnick has several Romance novels published under a pseudonym). (Fri 31 Jul 1998)

+ Robinson, Kim Stanley Antarctica (Bantam 0-553-10063-7, $24.95, 511pp, hc, July 1998, cover by P. A. Nisbet) SF novel. First US edition of novel published last year in the UK. (Sun 5 Jul 1998)

Russell, Sean Beneath the Vaulted Hills (DAW 0-88677-794-1, $6.99, 480pp, pb, August 1998, cover by Robert Giusti) Reprint (DAW Sep '97) fantasy novel, ''Book One of The River Into Darkness''; sequel is The Compass of the Soul, listed below. (Wed 29 Jul 1998)

* Russell, Sean The Compass of the Soul (DAW 0-88677-792-5, $24.95, 432pp, hc, August 1998) Fantasy novel. (Sun 5 Jul 1998)

* Schimel, Lawrence [& Greenberg, Martin H.], [eds] Camelot Fantastic (DAW 0-88677-790-9, $5.99, 288pp, pb, July 1998, cover by John Howe) Original fantasy anthology of 7 stories by Fiona Patton, Nancy Springer, Brian Stableford, Mike Ashley, Ian McDowell, Gregory Maguire, and Rosemary Edghill. (Tue 7 Jul 1998)

+ Smith, Michael Marshall One of Us (Bantam 0-553-10605-8, $23.95, 302pp, hc, August 1998) Dark fantasy novel, 1st US edition (HarperCollins UK July '98). (Fri 31 Jul 1998)

* Spencer, William Browning Irrational Fears (White Wolf 1-56504-915-2, $19.99, 233pp, hc, August 1998, cover by Larry Perlman) Fantasy novel. (Fri 31 Jul 1998)

* Steel, Danielle The Klone and I: A High-Tech Love Story (Delacorte 0-385-32392-1, $17.95, hc, June 1998) (Sun 12 Jul 1998)

* Stewart, Sean Mockingbird (Ace 0-441-11547-0, $21.95, 178pp, hc, August 1998, cover by Maggie Taylor) Fantasy novel. (Mon 13 Jul 1998)

* Tepper, Sheri S. Six Moon Dance (Avon Eos 0-380-97479-7, $23.00, 454pp, hc, August 1998, cover by J. K. Potter) SF novel. (Sun 12 Jul 1998)

+ Waldrop, Howard Going Home Again (St. Martin's 0-312-18589-8, $20.95, 224pp, hc, July 1998) First US edition, previously published in Australia by Eidolon in 1997. Collection of SF stories. (Sun 5 Jul 1998)

* Weis, Margaret [& Perrin, Don] Hung Out (Roc 0-451-45618-1, $6.99, 399pp, pb, August 1998, cover by Steve Youll) SF novel. (Wed 29 Jul 1998)

* Westerfeld, Scott Fine Prey (Roc 0-451-45697-1, $5.99, 288pp, pb, August 1998) SF novel. (Wed 29 Jul 1998)

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