The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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A Familiar Dragon Daniel Hood (SFBC #15819, Jul ’97, $14.98, 680pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Liam Rhenford] SF omnibus of Fanuilh (1994), Wizard’s Heir (1995), and Beggar’s Banquet (1997). This special Guild America edition has ISBN 1-56865-343-3; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Demon Rider Ken Hood (HarperPrism 0-06-105758-4, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], $5.99, 417pp, pb) [Years of Longdirk] Historical fantasy novel, second in the series “The Years of Longdirk”. Longdirk faces the Spanish Inquisition. Hood is a pseudonym for Dave Duncan.

Cold at Heart Brian A. Hopkins (Sovereign Seal Books 0-9627030-7-9, Nov ’97, $9.95, 128pp, tp, cover by Donald W. Schank) Dark fantasy novella of werewolves in the Arctic. Available from StarLance Publications, 5104 Cooperstown Ln, Pasco WA 99301.

Fandom Directory No. 17 Mariane S. Hopkins (Fandata Publications 0-933215-17-7, Mar ’97, $22.95, 576pp, tp, cover by Pete Jones) Non-fiction, reference. Directory of fans (comics, media, SF, etc.), fan publications, conventions, retail stores, fan clubs and genre research libraries. There are also alphabetical and zip code order general listings. Order from Fandata Publications, 7761 Asterella Ct., Springfield VA 22152; add $4.00 postage.

Xena: Warrior Princess: Prophecy of Darkness Stella Howard (Boulevard 1-57297-249-1, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $5.99, 215pp, pb) [Xena] Fantasy novelization, fourth in the series based on the TV show. Copyrighted by MCA Publishing Rights.

The Pits Leslie Howarth (Candlewick Press 1-56402-903-4, Oct ’96 [Feb ’97], $16.99, 220pp, hc, cover by Fletcher Sibthorp) Young-adult fantasy historical novel, narrated by a stone-age ghost annoyed when archaeologists get his past all wrong. First American edition (Walker UK 1996).

Weather Eye Leslie Howarth (Candlewick Press 0-7636-0243-4, Sep ’97 [Dec ’97], $4.99, 224pp, pb, cover by J. W. Stewart) Reprint (Walker UK 1995) young-adult SF novel of millennial weather disaster.

Honor Bound Honor Born S. D. Howe (Lunatech Press, Sep ’97, $5.75, 215pp, pb) SF novel. A solo scientist mans the first privately funded moon base. The copyright page indicates this is a 1996 book, not seen until now. A first novel by a rocket scientist. Order from LunaTech Press, PO Box 221, Los Alamos NM 87544;; add $1.25 postage.

Apocalyptic Realism: The Science Fiction of Arkady and Boris Strugatsky Yvonne Howell (Peter Lang 0-8204-1962-1, 1994 [Dec ’97], $47.95, 170pp, hc) Critical examination of the Strugatsky’s work, with selected bibliography and index. This is copyrighted 1994, but not seen until now.

Tom Robbins: A Critical Companion Catherine E. Hoyser & Lorena Laura Stookey (Greenwood Press 0-313-29418-6, Oct ’97 [Nov ’97], $29.95, 172pp, hc) Non-fiction, critical guide. Includes a biography, bibliography, and index. Order from Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, Box 5007, Westport CT 06881; credit card orders: 800-225-5800. SPRING 97 [Tom Robbins]

Final Blackout L. Ron Hubbard (Bridge 0-88404-651-6, 1997 [Jan ’97], $6.99, 251pp, pb, cover by Peter Green) Reprint (Hadley 1948) SF novel in which WWII continues until 1975.

Blood Debt Tanya Huff (DAW 0-88677-739-9, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $5.99, 330pp, pb, cover by John Jude Palencar) [Victory “Vicki” Nelson] Vampire detective novel, fifth in the “Victory Nelson” series. Vampires Vicki and Henry have to control their violent territorial urges and work together to stop a deadly ghost.

Blood Price Tanya Huff (DAW 0-88677-471-3, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $4.99, 272pp, pb, cover by John Jude Palencar) [Victory “Vicki” Nelson] Reprint (DAW 1991) vampire detective novel in the “Victory Nelson” series. Sixth printing.

Blood Trail Tanya Huff (DAW 0-88677-502-7, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $4.99, 304pp, pb, cover by John Jude Palencar) [Victory “Vicki” Nelson] Reprint (DAW 1992) vampire detective novel in the “Victory Nelson” series. Fourth printing.

Cain James Byron Huggins (Simon & Schuster 0-684-83403-0, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $23.00, 398pp, hc, cover by Rob Wood) Technothriller/horror novel. A soldier, a priest, and a scientist team to stop an immortal killer resurrected by science and possessed by a demon.

Percival and the Presence of God Jim Hunter (Chaosium 1-56882-097-6, Sep ’97, $10.95, 168pp, tp, cover by Ed Org) Arthurian fantasy novel. “A blend of Arthurian Myth and Christian existentialism.” There is a new introduction by Raymond H. Thompson. First US edition (Faber and Faber 1978).

Northern Frights 4 ed. Don Hutchison (Mosaic Press 0-88962-639-1, Jun ’97, $12.95, 267pp, tp, cover by James Kroesen) Anthology of 20 original horror/dark fantasy stories, either set in Canada or written by Canadians. Authors include Edo van Belkom, Nancy Kilpatrick & Benoit Bisson, and Robert Charles Wilson. Order from Mosaic Press, PO Box 1032, Oakville ONT L6J 5E9 Canada; in the US order from Mosaic Press, 85 River Rock Dr., Suite 202, Buffalo NY 14207. Phone/fax: 1-800-387-8992.

The Prodigy Noel Hynd (Kensington 1-57566-240-X, Nov ’97, $23.00, 329pp, hc) Ghost novel. A virtuoso pianist is haunted by his mentor’s ghost.

Rage of Spirits Noel Hynd (Kensington 1-57566-127-6, Feb ’97 [Jan ’97], $21.95, 328pp, hc) Occult political thriller. In 2003, a press secretary seeks to lift a curse that has the President of the US in a coma.

Rage of Spirits Noel Hynd (Pinnacle 0-7860-0470-3, Jan ’98 [Dec ’97], $5.99, 383pp, pb) Reprint (Kensington 1997) occult political thriller of a curse on the US President in 2003.

Publish and Perish James Hynes (St. Martin’s/Picador 0-312-15628-6, Jun ’97 [May ’97], $24.00, 338pp, hc) Literary collection of three satiric stories of academic horror, subtitled “Three Tales of Tenure and Terror”. All have some supernatural elements; one is a deliberate pastiche of M.R. James.

Magic: The Gathering: Distant Planes ed. Kathy Ice (HarperPrism 0-06-105765-7, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $5.99, 369pp, pb) [Magic: The Gathering] Reprint (HarperPrism 1996) original anthology of 15 stories based on the fantasy card game. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.

Flying to Pieces Dean Ing (Tor/Forge 0-312-85741-1, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], $24.95, 349pp, hc) Associational thriller.

A Dark Horn Blowing Dahlov Ipcar (Harcourt Brace/Magic Carpet 0-15-201201-X, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $6.00, 258pp, pb, cover by Cheryl Griesbach & Stanley Martucci) Reprint (Viking 1978) young-adult fantasy novel.

River of Dust Alexander Jablokov (AvoNova 0-380-77863-7, Feb ’97 [Jan ’97], $5.99, 326pp, pb, cover by Matt Stawicki) Reprint (Morrow 1996) SF novel of politics and revolution on Mars.

Just an Ordinary Day Shirley Jackson (Bantam 0-553-37833-3, Jan ’98 [Dec ’97], $12.95, 431pp, tp, cover by Tom Hallman) Reprint (Bantam 1997) collection of 54 stories, most unpublished during Jackson’s lifetime, some fantasy.

American Goliath Harvey Jacobs (St. Martin’s 0-312-16771-7, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $24.95, 346pp, hc) Associational humorous novel about the Cardiff Giant.

Ramses I: The Son of Light Christian Jacq (Warner 0-446-67356-0, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $14.99, 376pp, tp) [Ramses] Historical novel of ancient Egypt, with fantasy elements. Volume one of five. Translated from the French (Editions Robert Laffont 1995 as Fils de la lumiere) by Mary Feeney.

Outcast of Redwall Brian Jacques (Ace 0-441-00416-4, Feb ’97 [Jan ’97], $5.99, 367pp, pb, cover by Troy Howell) [Redwall] Reprint (Hutchinson 1995) young-adult fantasy about an orphan ferret; eighth in the “Redwall” series.

The Pearls of Lutra Brian Jacques (Putnam/Philomel 0-399-22946-9, Feb ’97 [Jan ’97], $19.95, 408pp, hc, cover by Troy Howell) [Redwall] Young-adult fantasy novel about the talking animals of “Redwall”. Precious pearls lead to strife. First American edition (Hutchinson 1996).

Redwall Brian Jacques (Putnam/Philomel 0-399-23160-9, Sep ’97 [Oct ’97], $22.95, 351pp, hc, cover by Troy Howell) [Redwall] Reprint (Hutchinson 1986) young-adult fantasy, first in the series. This is a 10th anniversary deluxe edition with new color illustrations by Troy Howell.

King & Raven Cary James (Tor 0-812-55176-1, May ’97 [Apr ’97], $6.99, 533pp, pb, cover by Tristan Elwell) Reprint (Tor 1995) Arthurian fantasy novel.

Monstrum Donald James (Villard 0-679-45770-4, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], $24.95, 437pp, hc, cover by Greg Clark) [Monstrum] Near-future SF novel. A serial killer terrorizes Moscow in 2015. First American edition (Century 1997).

Commitment Roby James (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-40979-5, Jul ’97 [Jun ’97], $5.99, 436pp, pb, cover by Bruce Jensen) [Starfire] SF novel, sequel to Commencement. Ronica confronts the deceitful government that taught her to use her power over human minds.

Citadel of Shadows Mike Jefferies (HarperPrism 0-06-105434-8, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], $5.99, 339pp, pb, cover by Rob Alexander) [Loremasters of Elundium] Fantasy novel, fifth in the “Loremasters of Elundium” series. First US edition (Voyager 1996).

Aztec Autumn Gary Jennings (Tor/Forge 0-312-86250-4, Aug ’97, $24.95, 380pp, hc) [Aztec] Associational historical novel, sequel to Aztec.

Undone! Paul Jennings (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-038398-0, Jun ’97, $3.99, 117pp, tp, cover by Keith McEwan) Reprint (Penguin Australia 1993) young-adult collection of eight stories of the supernatural.

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers Jane Jensen (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45607-6, Feb ’97 [Jan ’97], $5.99, 403pp, pb) [Gabriel Knight] Novelization based on the neo-Gothic CD-ROM game from Sierra On-Line, written by the game’s creator. Novel copyrighted by Jane Jensen; game characters, plot lines and artwork copyrighted by Sierra On-Line.

Egg Dancing Liz Jensen (Overlook Press 0-87951-784-0, Jun ’97, $13.95, 281pp, tp, cover by Peter Sherrard) Reprint (Bloomsbury 1995) satirical SF novel about a biological experiment to create the perfect baby.

Blade Runner: Replicant Night K. W. Jeter (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57775-1, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $6.50, 356pp, pb, cover by Stephen Youll) [Blade Runner] Reprint (Millennium 1996) SF novel/novelization, sequel to the sequel to Blade Runner. Copyrighted by the Philip K. Dick Trust.

The Forging of the Shadows Oliver Johnson (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45565-7, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], $14.95, 468pp, tp, cover by Daniel Horne) [Lightbringer] Fantasy novel, book one of the “Lightbringer” trilogy. A priest, prince, and whore come together to oppose the undead forces of darkness. A first novel. First US edition (Legend 1996).

Breakdown William W. Johnstone (Zebra/Pinnacle 0-7860-0367-7, Mar ’97, $5.99, 382pp, pb) Near-future SF novel. Society collapses in the US as terrorists, hate-mongers, and militia groups start a revolution.

Judgment in the Ashes William W. Johnstone (Pinnacle 0-7860-0438-X, Oct ’97, $5.99, 303pp, pb) [Ashes] Post-holocaust SF adventure novel, 23nd book in the long-running “Ashes” series.

Slaughter in the Ashes William W. Johnstone (Zebra/Pinnacle 0-7860-0380-4, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $5.99, 287pp, pb) [Ashes] Post-holocaust SF adventure novel, 22nd book in the long-running “Ashes” series.

Wind in the Ashes William W. Johnstone (Pinnacle 0-7860-0478-9, Jan ’98 [Dec ’97], $5.99, 363pp, pb) [Ashes] Reprint (Zebra 1986) post-holocaust SF adventure novel in the long-running “Ashes” series. The copyright page states “First Pinnacle printing January 1998,” but the printing indicators say fourth printing.

Nice Guys Finish Last Gary Jonas (Ozark Triangle Press, Nov ’97, 11pp, ph) Chapbook story, with the author’s introduction describing how the story came to be. This is a signed, limited edition of 200. Order from Ozark Triangle Press, 305 N. Beaumont, Owasso OK 74055.

The Time of the Ghost Diana Wynne Jones (Morrow Beech Tree 0-688-15492-1, Sep ’97, $4.95, 248pp, pb, cover by Michael Garland) Reprint (Macmillan UK 1981) young-adult ghost novel.

Witch Week Diana Wynne Jones (Morrow Beech Tree 0-688-15545-6, Sep ’97, $4.95, 211pp, pb, cover by Greg Newbold) [Chrestomanci] Reprint (Macmillan Children’s Books 1982) young-adult fantasy novel.

Flowerdust Gwyneth Jones (Tor 0-312-86292-X, Feb ’97 [Jan ’97], $14.95, 288pp, tp, cover by Mark Harrison) [Divine Endurance] Reprint (Headline 1993) SF novel, a companion to Divine Endurance.

North Wind Gwyneth Jones (Tor 0-312-86396-9, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], $13.95, 288pp, tp, cover by Peter Bollinger) [Aleutian] Reprint (Gollancz 1994) SF novel, sequel to White Queen.

Phoenix Café Gwyneth Jones (Tor 0-312-86534-1, Jan ’98 [Dec ’97], $23.95, 347pp, hc) [Aleutian] SF novel, sequel to White Queen and North Wind. First US edition (Gollancz 1997).

The Barbed Coil J. V. Jones (Warner Aspect 0-446-52109-4, Sep ’97 [Aug ’97], $22.00, 612pp, hc, cover by Daniel Horne) Fantasy novel. A ring transports a woman from California to a magic world where patterns have power.

Master and Fool J. V. Jones (Warner Aspect 0-446-60414-3, Oct ’97 [Sep ’97], $5.99, 645pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Book of Words] Reprint (Warner Aspect 1996) fantasy novel. Volume III in “The Book of Words” trilogy.

Painting the Dark Liane Jones (HarperPaperbacks 0-06-101172-X, Mar ’97 [Feb ’97], $5.99, 455pp, pb, cover by Victor Stabin) Dark fantasy novel. A woman is obsessed by a haunted painting.

John Jakes: A Critical Companion Mary Ellen Jones (Greenwood Press 0-313-29530-1, Oct ’96 [Apr ’97], $29.95, 225pp, hc) Non-fiction, critical guide, with biographical chapter, bibliography, and index. Primarily covers Jakes’s historical works, with only brief mentions of SF and fantasy works. This has a 1996 copyright date, but was not seen until now. Order from Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, Box 5007, Westport CT 06881; credit card orders: 800-225-5800. [John W. Jakes]

Book of Vampires ed. Stephen Jones (Barnes & Noble 0-7607-0477-5, Aug ’97 [Nov ’97], $7.98, 553pp, hc) Reprint (Robinson; Carroll & Graf 1992 as The Mammoth Book of Vampires) anthology of 29 vampire stories (one is a poem by Neil Gaiman). An instant remainder edition.

Clive Barker’s A-Z of Horror ed. Stephen Jones (HarperPrism 0-06-105277-9, Apr ’97 [Mar ’97], $29.95, 256pp, hc) Associational non-fiction. A guide to horror films, the official companion to a BBC television series, with an introduction (and numerous illustrations) by Barker. Matter is arranged thematically, with considerable attention to literary sources: Lovecraft under “C” for Chaos, fairy tales under “G” for Grim Tales, Shirley Jackson under “S” for Sorceress, Edgar Allan Poe under “W” for Window — arrangements better for browsing than research, but an index is included. [Clive Barker]

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror: Volume Eight ed. Stephen Jones (Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0474-8, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $10.95, 513pp, tp) Horror anthology of 24 stories, with an overview of the year (1996) by Jones, and a necrology by Jones and Kim Newman. Authors include Poppy Z. Brite, Norman Partridge, Cherry Wilder, and Richard Christian Matheson. First American edition (Robinson/Raven 1997).

The Mammoth Book of Dracula ed. Stephen Jones (Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0428-4, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], $10.95, 520pp, tp, cover by Martin McKenna) Anthology of 33 stories and poems, 28 original, about the classic vampire. Authors include Thomas Ligotti, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, and Paul J. McAuley. First American edition (Robinson/Raven 1997).

Douglas Adams’ Starship Titanic Terry Jones (Crown/Harmony 0-609-60103-2, Oct ’97, $20.00, 246pp, hc, cover by Oscar Chichoni) Novelization based on an Adams story that is also the basis for a new computer game. Copyrighted by The Digital Village and Simon and Schuster Interactive.

A Crown of Swords Robert Jordan (Tor 0-812-55028-5, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $7.99, 880pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Wheel of Time] Reprint (Tor 1996) fantasy novel, book seven of “The Wheel of Time”. An “open market” edition was scheduled for February 1997.

The Fallon Pride Robert Jordan (Tor/Forge 0-812-56760-9, Dec ’97 [Nov ’97], $6.99, 531pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Fallon] Reprint (Ace 1981 as by Reagan O’Neal) associational historical novel.

The Great Hunt Robert Jordan (Tor 0-812-51772-5, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $6.99, 706pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Wheel of Time] Reissue (Tor 1990) fantasy novel, book two in “The Wheel of Time”. Ninth printing.

The Wheel of Time: Part One of Book One Robert Jordan (Tor 0-812-56534-7, Sep ’97 [Oct ’97], $0.99, 274pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Wheel of Time] Reprint (1994) of free promotional booklet containing the first 18 chapters of The Wheel of Time.

The World of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time Robert Jordan & Teresa Patterson (Tor 0-312-86219-9, Nov ’97 [Oct ’97], $39.95, 304pp, hc, cover by Ellisa Mitchell) [Wheel of Time] Non-fiction guide to Jordan’s epic fantasy series. Interior illustrations by Todd Cameron Hamilton. Packaged and copyrighted by Bill Fawcett & Associates. First US edition (Orbit 1997).

A Subtler Magick: The Writings and Philosopy of H.P. Lovecraft, 2nd Edition S. T. Joshi (Borgo Press 0-916732-59-2, 1996 [Feb ’97], $29.00, 312pp, tp) Non-fiction, the second edition of a critical guide to the works of Lovecraft, completely revised and expanded from the 1983 edition (Starmont House 1983 as H.P. Lovecraft). Includes primary and secondary bibliographies, and index. Available from Borgo Press, PO Box 2845, San Bernardino CA 92406-2845; 909-884-5813; fax 909-884-4942; add $2.50 postage. [H. P. Lovecraft]

The Annotated H.P. Lovecraft ed. S. T. Joshi (Dell 0-440-50660-3, Aug ’97 [Jul ’97], $12.95, 360pp, tp) Anthology of four stories, annotated and with an appendix, index, and biographical introduction by Joshi, but without a table of contents. Illustrated with photos and art depicting Lovecraft’s life and works.

H.P. Lovecraft: The Shadow Over Innsmouth ed. S. T. Joshi & David E. Schultz (Necronomicon Press 0-940884-66-6, Aug ’97 [Sep ’97], $7.95, 123pp, tp, cover by Jason Eckhardt) Reprint (Necronomicon 1994) critical edition of the classic Lovecraft novella, with notes on the text, a discarded draft version, and a publication history. This is a revised second edition. Available from Necronomicon Press, PO Box 1304, West Warwick RI 02893. [H. P. Lovecraft]

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