The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1999

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The Phantom Tollbooth Norton Juster (Collins 0-00-675425-2, Jun ’99 [Aug ’99], £5.99, 254pp, tp, cover by Martin Chatterton) Reprint (Epstein & Carroll Associates 1961) young-adult fantasy novel. There is a 1989 Postscript by Juster.

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi James Kahn (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-938-5, Jun ’99 [May ’99], £5.99, 218pp, pb) [Star Wars] Reprint (Del Rey 1983) Star Wars novelization of the movie.

Sailing to Sarantium Guy Gavriel Kay (Simon & Schuster/Earthlight 0-671-02193-1, Oct ’99 [Aug ’99], £6.99, 438pp, pb, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Sarantine Mosaic] Reprint (Viking Canada; Earthlight UK 1998) historical fantasy novel. Book one of “The Sarantine Mosaic” duology.

The Iron Wars: Book 3 of the Monarchies of God Paul Kearney (Gollancz 0-575-06313-0, Jan ’99 [Dec ’98], £16.99, 255pp, hc, cover by Steve Crisp) Fantasy novel.

The Black Raven Katharine Kerr (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-224644-9, Jul ’99 [Jun ’99], £16.99, 323pp, hc, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Deverry: Dragon Mage] Fantasy novel. Book two of “The Dragon Mage”, seventh in the “Deverry” cycle overall. A trade paperback edition (-224646-5, £11.99) was announced but not seen.

The Second Angel Philip Kerr (Orion 0-75282-686-7, Aug ’99, £6.99, 432pp, pb) Reprint (Orion 1998) near-future SF thriller of blood banks on the moon in 2069.

Corrupting Dr. Nice John Kessel (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-893-0, Sep ’99, £6.99, 286pp, pb, cover by Chris Moore) Reprint (Tor 1997) satirical SF novel of time travel.

Babylon 5: Deadly Relations: Bester Ascendant J. Gregory Keyes (Boxtree 0-7522-2113-2, Mar ’99, £5.99, 266pp, pb, cover by Bruce Jensen) [Babylon 5: Psi-Corps] Novelization based on the TV show, second book of a trilogy, 11th book in the series. Simultaneous with the US (Del Rey) edition.

Babylon 5: Final Reckoning: The Fate of Bester J. Gregory Keyes (Boxtree 0-7522-2114-0, Nov ’99 [Oct ’99], £5.99, 257pp, pb) [Babylon 5: Psi-Corps] Reprint (Del Rey 1999) novelization based on the TV series. Last of a trilogy, Book 12 in the series. [First U.K. edition]

Land-of-Mists Garry Kilworth (Orbit 1-85723-762-5, Jan ’99, £6.99, xvi+380pp, pb, cover by Mark Harrison) [Navigator Kings] Reprint (Orbit 1998) fantasy novel. Book III of “The Navigator Kings”.

Shadow-Hawk Garry Kilworth (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-742-0, Oct ’99 [Sep ’99], £6.99, xii+434pp, pb, cover by Keith Scaife) Fantasy novel based on the legends of the Borneo jungles in Malaysia.

Windjammer Run Garry Kilworth (Transworld/Corgi 0-552-54548-1, Jun ’99 [May ’99], £4.99, 412pp, pb, cover by John Howe) [Welkin Weasels] Animal fantasy novel, book three in “The Welkin Weasels” trilogy.

The Golden Cat Gabriel King (Arrow 0-09-924422-5, Jan ’99 [Oct ’98], £5.99, 350pp, pb) [Wild Road] Reprint (Century 1998) animal fantasy novel; sequel to The Wild Road. King is a pseudonym for Jane Johnson and M. John Harrison.

Bag of Bones Stephen King (NEL 0-340-71820-X, Mar ’99, £6.99, 660pp, pb, cover by Larry Rostant) Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1998) horror novel. This edition is not generally available in the UK until 6/99, but is on sale in various UK airports and overseas markets.

Bag of Bones Stephen King (NEL 0-340-71820-X, Jun ’99 [May ’99], £6.99, 660pp, pb, cover by Larry Rostant) Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1998) dark fantasy novel of past evil and present guilt. This edition was available in airports/overseas markets in March 1999. Note that there is a special edition, available only in W.H. Smith’s, that contains an additional 60-page story (‘Blind Willie’) from the forthcoming Hearts in Atlantis, but is otherwise identical.

Different Seasons Stephen King (Warner UK 0-7515-2567-7, Apr ’99, £6.99, 560pp, pb) Reprint (Viking 1982) original SF/fantasy/horror collection. A film tie-in edition, cover-titled Apt Pupil, with the actual title only used inside.

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon Stephen King (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-76558-5, Apr ’99, £12.99, 216pp, hc, cover by Colin Thomas) Associational novel of a nine-year-old girl lost in the woods, sustained by the words of Tom Gordon, a baseball player. A trade paperback edition (-76560-7, £8.99) is also available.

The Green Mile Stephen King (Orion 0-75282-675-1, Sep ’99, £6.99, xviii+453pp, pb) Reprint (Plume 1997) associational novel originally published as a six-book serial.

Hearts in Atlantis Stephen King (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-73890-1, Sep ’99 [Aug ’99], £17.99, 500pp, hc) Original collection of five interwoven stories, at least two with fantasy elements, about the ’60s and their aftermath. A trade paperback edition (75125-8, £9.99) is also available. Simultaneous with the US edition.

The Crowstarver Dick King-Smith (Transworld/Corgi 0-552-54603-8, Jul ’99 [Jun ’99], £3.99, 188pp, tp) Reprint (Doubleday UK 1998) young-adult fantasy novel.

A Cosmic Cornucopia Josh Kirby (Paper Tiger 1-85585-731-6, Oct ’99 [Sep ’99], £14.99, 112pp, tp, cover by Josh Kirby) Art book exhibiting the diverse range of Kirby’s talent over 45 years, with due attention to the Pratchett works, plus numerous examples of more sombre and horrific works. The informative and amusing text is by David Langford; foreword by Tom Holt. The chronological index lists some 400 cover paintings by Kirby.

Blood and Chocolate Annette Curtis Klause (Corgi 0-552-54612-7, Feb ’99 [Jan ’99], £4.99, 278pp, pb, cover by Cliff Nielsen) Reprint (Delacorte 1997) young-adult werewolf novel. A 16-year-old suburban werewolf falls for a human. [First U.K. edition]

The Silver Kiss Annette Curtis Klause (Corgi 0-552-54611-9, Feb ’99, £4.99, 198pp, pb, cover by Cliff Nielsen) Reprint (Delacorte 1990) young-adult vampire novel.

The Uncanny Andrew Klavan (Little, Brown/Warner UK 0-7515-2297-X, Nov ’99 [Oct ’99], £5.99, 416pp, tp) Reprint (Crown 1998) thriller/ghost story with a nod to M.R. James and other writers of gothic horror. A Hollywood producer finds a real ghost story in England. An earlier UK hardcover (Little, Brown UK, 1998) was not seen.

The Vintner’s Luck Elizabeth Knox (Chatto & Windus 0-701-16863-3, Mar ’99 [Apr ’99], £10.00, 241pp, tp) Reprint (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998) literary fantasy novel of a 19th century man’s tragic, decades-long relationship with an angel. [First U.K. edition]

False Memory Dean Koontz (Hodder Headline 0-7472-2057-3, Nov ’99, £16.99, 626pp, hc) Associational psychological thriller. A trade paperback edition (-7564-5, £9.99) is also available.

Seize the Night Dean Koontz (Headline 0-7472-5833-3, Jun ’99, £5.99, 503pp, pb) [Fear Nothing] Reprint (Headline 1998) SF thriller of genetic engineering and conspiracy. Sequel to Fear Nothing. An export-only paperback (same details) was available 1 May 1999.

The Great Bagarozy Helmut Krausser (Dedalus 1-873982-04-6, Jan ’99, £7.99, 153pp, tp, cover by Claudia Andrei) Literary dark fantasy novel of a psychiatrist obsessed by a devilish patient. Translated by Mike Mitchell from Der Grosse Bagarozy (Rowohit Verlag, 1997).

Owlflight Mercedes Lackey & Larry Dixon (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-871-X, Sep ’99, £6.99, 293pp, pb) Reprint (DAW 1997) fantasy novel, first in a new trilogy in the “Valdemar” series, set after the “Mage Storms” trilogy.

Owlsight Mercedes Lackey & Larry Dixon (Orion/Gollancz 1-85798-845-0, Jul ’99, £9.99, 389pp, tp, cover by Jon Sullivan) [Owlflight] Reprint (DAW 1998) fantasy novel, sequel to Owlflight, set after the “Mage Storms” trilogy. A simultaneous hardcover (-834-5, £16.99) was announced but not seen. [First U.K. edition]

Freezer Burn Joe R. Lansdale (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-06792-6, Sep ’99, £9.99, 245pp, tp, cover by Gary Day-Ellison) Reprint (Crossroads Press 1999) associational thriller set in a decaying carnival. A hardcover edition (-06796-9, £16.99) was announced but not seen. [First U.K. edition]

Rumble, Tumble Joe R. Lansdale (Orion/Phoenix 0-75380-844-7, Sep ’99, £6.99, 242pp, tp, cover by Gary Day-Ellison) [Hap Collins; Leonard Pine] Reprint (Mysterious Press 1998) associational mystery novel in the Collins & Pine series.

Hex Rhiannon Lassiter (Macmillan Children’s Books 0-330-35467-1, May ’99, £3.99, 216pp, tp, cover by Paul Young) [Hex] Reprint (Macmillan Children’s Books 1998) young-adult fantasy novel. First in a trilogy.

Hex: Shadows Rhiannon Lassiter (Macmillan Children’s Books 0-333-74078-5, May ’99 [Jun ’99], £9.99, x+187pp, hc, cover by Paul Young) [Hex] Young-adult SF novel, second in a trilogy about the Hexes, genetically-manipulated children able to mentally access computer systems, now on the run from government killers in the late 21st century. Issued without a dustjacket.

End of Days Frank Lauria (Boxtree 0-7522-1820-4, Nov ’99, £5.99, 210pp, pb) Reprint (St. Martin’s Press 1999) novelization of the dark fantasy film. [First U.K. edition]

The Iron Lance Stephen Lawhead (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648321-6, Aug ’99, £6.99, 582pp, pb, cover by Mick Posen) [Celtic Crusades] Reprint (Voyager 1998) fantasy novel. Book I of “The Celtic Crusades”.

The Crowlings Louise Lawrence (Collins 0-00-185726-6, Mar ’99 [Apr ’99], £9.99, 239pp, hc, cover by David Wyatt) Young adult SF novel. Marriage between an American immigrant and a native inhabitant of an unnamed planet heightens tensions between the groups.

Aquarius Descending Martha C. Lawrence (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-66574-2, Feb ’99 [Mar ’99], £16.99, 296pp, hc, cover by Bill Gregory) [Elizabeth Chase] Reprint (St. Martin’s 1999) mystery novel, third in the “Elizabeth Chase” series about a detective/parapsychologist with psychic abilities. [First U.K. edition]

Aquarius Descending Martha C. Lawrence (NEL 0-340-71246-5, Jul ’99, £5.99, 296pp, pb, cover by Bill Gregory) [Elizabeth Chase] Reprint (St. Martin’s 1999) mystery novel, third in the “Elizabeth Chase” series about a detective/parapsychologist with psychic abilities.

Among the Missing Richard Laymon (Headline 0-7472-2237-1, Jan ’99 [Feb ’99], £16.99, 218pp, hc, cover by Steve Crisp) Associational novel of revenge, adultery, and serial murder.

Come Out Tonight Richard Laymon (Hodder Headline 0-7472-2051-4, Jul ’99, £16.99, 311pp, hc, cover by Steve Crisp) Associational kidnapping thriller.

The Midnight Tour Richard Laymon (Hodder Headline 0-7472-5827-9, Jul ’99, £5.99, 538pp, pb, cover by Steve Crisp) [Beast House Chronicles] Reprint (CD Publications 1998) dark fantasy novel. Book Three of “The Beast House Chronicles”. An Open Market edition (same details) was available 11 March 1999.

The Dispossessed Ursula K. Le Guin (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-882-5, Aug ’99, £6.99, 319pp, pb, cover by Chris Moore) [League of All Worlds] Reprint (Harper & Row 1974) SF novel. Winner of the Nebula and Hugo Awards. Volume 16 in the “SF Masterworks” series.

Tales of the Catwings Ursula K. Le Guin (Penguin/Puffin UK 0-14-130040-X, Apr ’99, £4.99, 89pp, tp, cover by S. D. Schindler) [Catwings] Young-adult omnibus of the first two “Catwings” books, illustrated by S.D. Schindler.

In the Shadow of The DreamChild: A New Understanding of Lewis Carroll Karoline Leach (Peter Owen 0-7206-1044-3, Mar ’99, £19.95, 294pp, hc) Non-fiction, critical work, re-evaluating the accepted views of Carroll and his work. Documents, diary entries and figure studies support the argument he has been much maligned, and that the “Alice” books can be read as adult-centred works. [Lewis Carroll]

Ill Met in Lankhmar Fritz Leiber (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-810-8, Mar ’99, £6.99, xiv+450pp, pb, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Fafhrd & Gray Mouser] Reprint (White Wolf 1995) fantasy omnibus of Swords and Deviltry (Ace 1970) and Swords Against Death (Ace 1970), with a new introduction by Michael Moorcock. Omnibus one of four collecting the classic “Swords” series. [First U.K. edition]

Lean Times in Lankhmar Fritz Leiber (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-816-7, Aug ’99, £6.99, viii+407pp, pb, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Fafhrd & Gray Mouser] Reprint (White Wolf 1996) omnibus of Swords in the Mist (Ace 1968) and Swords Against Wizardry (Ace 1968), the third and fourth volumes in the “Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser” series. Includes an introduction by Raymond E. Feist. [First U.K. edition]

Return to Lankhmar Fritz Leiber (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-846-9, Nov ’99, £6.99, x+454pp, pb, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Fafhrd & Gray Mouser] Reprint (White Wolf 1997) omnibus of one novel, The Swords of Lankhmar (1968), and one collection, Swords and Ice Magic (1977), in the “Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser” series, plus an Introduction by Neil Gaiman. Third of four omnibi collecting the series. [First U.K. edition]

The Company of Glass Valery Leith (Orion/Gollancz 1-85798-547-8, Aug ’99, £9.99, 397pp, tp, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Everien] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1999) fantasy novel, first in the “Everien” trilogy. Leith is a pseudonym of Tricia Sullivan. [First U.K. edition]

Doctor Who: Revolution Man Paul Leonard (BBC Books 0-563-55570-X, Apr ’99, £4.99, 251pp, pb) [Doctor Who] Novelization based on the TV series.

One Hand Clapping Lise Leroux (Penguin UK 0-14-026748-4, Mar ’99 [Apr ’99], £6.99, 341pp, tp) Reprint (Viking UK 1998) literary SF novel. A woman decides to become a surrogate mother for body parts.

Mara and Dann Doris Lessing (HarperCollins/Flamingo 0-00-225639-8, Apr ’99 [May ’99], £16.99, 407pp, hc) [Mara and Dann] Reprint (HarperFlamingo US 1998) SF novel. [First U.K. edition]

Bath Rat Sian Lewis (Red Fox 0-09-961201-1, Nov ’99, £3.99, 185pp, pb) Reprint (Andersen Press 1999) young-adult fantasy novel. A super-intelligent rat helps a young boy to save community baths from closure.

Diplomacy of Wolves Holly Lisle (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-872-8, Nov ’99 [Dec ’99], £6.99, 406pp, pb, cover by blacksheep) [Secret Texts] Reprint (Warner Aspect 1998) fantasy novel. Book 1 of “The Secret Texts”.

Diplomacy of Wolves: The Secret Texts Book 1 Holly Lisle (Millennium 1-85798-585-0, Jan ’99, £9.99, 332pp, tp, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Secret Texts] Reprint (Warner Aspect 1998) fantasy novel. To save her clan, a diplomat must reveal her secret power - one that will condemn her to death under their laws. A hardcover edition (-584-2, £16.99) is also available. [First U.K. edition]

The Descent Jeff Long (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-06862-0, Sep ’99, £9.99, 450pp, tp) [Descent] Reprint (Crown 1999) SF/dark fantasy novel of the underground world and its demonic natives. A hardcover edition (-06861-2, £16.99) was announced but not seen. [First U.K. edition]

Crawling Chaos H. P. Lovecraft (Creation Press 1-871592-72-0, 1997, £11.95, 256pp, tp, cover by Robert Taylor) Reprint (Creation Press 1993 as Crawling Chaos: Selected Works 1920-1935) collection of 22 of Lovecraft’s stories, with an Introduction by Colin Wilson. Revised from the original by dropping the editor’s note and four stories, and adding three. A quality large-size paperback, issued in 1997 but not seen until now.

Berserker: The Guardians Book 2 J. M. H. Lovegrove (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-556-7, Jun ’99, £5.99, 407pp, pb) [Guardians] SF novel. A sequel to The Krilov Continuum.

Days James Lovegrove (Orion/Millennium 0-75380-228-7, Mar ’99 [Apr ’99], £5.99, 329pp, pb, cover by Jon Gray) Reprint (Phoenix 1997) SF/dark fantasy satire.

Star Wars: A New Hope George Lucas (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-940-7, Jun ’99 [May ’99], £4.99, 247pp, pb) [Star Wars] Reprint (Ballantine 1976 as Star Wars) SF novelisation of the first in the trilogy.

E-Branch: Invaders Brian Lumley (NEL 0-340-73919-3, Aug ’99 [Jul ’99], £6.99, 550pp, pb, cover by George Underwood) Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1999) SF/dark fantasy. First in a new “Necroscope” trilogy. The original hardback edition (-73918-5, £16.99) was not seen.

Pale Saint Eric Lustbader (HarperCollins UK 0-00-225565-0, Feb ’99 [May ’99], £16.99, 356pp, hc) SF thriller. A New York detective and a victim’s widow create and train the clone of a serial killer in an attempt to establish a psychic connection.

Dragon’s Winter Elizabeth A. Lynn (Pan 0-330-35557-0, Mar ’99 [Feb ’99], £6.99, 442pp, pb, cover by Jon Sullivan) [Dragon] Reprint (Macmillan UK 1998) fantasy novel. First in the “Dragon” sequence.

Doctor Who: Salvation Steve Lyons (BBC Books 0-563-55566-1, Jan ’99 [Nov ’98], £4.99, 274pp, pb) Original novel based on the TV series. Book 17 in the BBC “Missing Adventures” series.

Doctor Who: The Final Sanction Steve Lyons (BBC Books 0-563-55584-X, Jul ’99, £5.99, 284pp, pb) [Doctor Who: Missing Adventures] Novelization based on the TV series. Book 23 in the BBC “Missing Adventures” series.

The Cassini Division Ken MacLeod (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-730-7, Jun ’99 [May ’99], £6.99, 240pp, tp, cover by Mark Salwowski) [Fall Revolution] Reprint (Orbit 1998) SF novel.

The Sky Road Ken MacLeod (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-755-2, Jun ’99 [May ’99], £16.99, 291pp, hc) [Fall Revolution] SF novel. Centuries after humanity was barred from space, a lone rocket is readied for launch from Scotland.

Doctor Who: The Blue Angel Paul Magrs & Jeremy Hoad (BBC Books 0-563-55581-5, Sep ’99, £5.99, 279pp, pb) Novelization based on the TV series. Book 27 of the BBC “New Adventures”.

Merlin: The King’s Wizard James Mallory (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-651290-9, Oct ’99 [Sep ’99], £6.99, 291pp, pb) [Merlin] Novelisation of the US TV fantasy series, told from Merlin’s point of view. Book two of a series.

Merlin: The Old Magic James Mallory (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-651289-5, Mar ’99 [Feb ’99], £6.99, 333pp, pb) [Merlin] Novelisation based on the US TV series, reinventing Merlin’s biography. First in a series.

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