The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1999

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Raiders of the Low-Forehead Stanley Manly (Creation Books/Attack 1-84068-031-8, Oct ’99 [Dec ’99], £6.99, 152pp, pb, cover by Paul McCaffery) Satirical novel of ultra-violent mobs in an unpoliced Northern England. Attack! is a new imprint from Creation Books (

The Jackal of Nar John Marco (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-567-2, Mar ’99, £9.99, 660pp, tp, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Tyrants and Kings] Military fantasy novel. Book one of “Tyrants and Kings”. A first novel. A hardcover edition (-568-0, £17.99) is also available. Simultaneous with the US (Bantam Spectra) edition.

The Eclipse of the Century Jan Mark (Scholastic UK 0-590-54467-5, Apr ’99 [Mar ’99], £14.99, 442pp, hc) Young-adult millennial fantasy novel. A near-death experience leads Keith Chapman to the heart of Asia and an encounter ‘under a black sun at the end of a thousand years’.

The Sighting Jan Mark (Puffin 0-14-037865-0, Jun ’99 [Jul ’99], £4.99, 186pp, pb, cover by Tom Connell) Reprint (Viking 1997) young-adult novel of a UFO sighting that broke up a family in the 1940s.

A Clash of Kings George R. R. Martin (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-647989-8, Oct ’99 [Sep ’99], £6.99, 741pp, pb) [Song of Ice and Fire] Reprint (Voyager 1998) fantasy novel. Book two of “A Song of Ice and Fire”.

The Last Days: The Apocryphon of Joe Panther Andrew Masterton (Macmillan/Picador 0-330-37561-X, May ’99, £9.99, 497pp, tp) Reprint (Pan Macmillan Australia 1999) literary fantasy novel of the messiah fallen on hard times as PI, drug dealer, and killer. [First U.K. edition]

Snowman Graham Masterton (Severn House 0-7278-5427-5, Sep ’99, £17.99, 218pp, hc) Dark fantasy novel, fourth in the “Rook” series about a psychic remedial teacher. A worldwide edition available in the US at $26.00.

I Am Legend Richard Matheson (Millennium 1-85798-809-4, Jan ’99, £6.99, 160pp, tp, cover by Jim Thiesen) Reprint (Gold Medal 1954) SF/horror novel of the last, living man, in a world of vampires. Volume #2 in the “SF Masterworks” series.

Vienna Blood Adrian Mathews (Jonathan Cape 0-224-05933-5, Feb ’99 [Mar ’99], £10.00, 312pp, hc) Literary SF novel of genetics and a racially fragmented 2026.

Last Ship Home Rodney Matthews (Paper Tiger 1-85028-095-9, Oct ’99 [Dec ’99], £14.99, 133pp, tp, cover by Rodney Matthews) Reprint (Paper Tiger 1989) art book, including book covers, posters, album covers, preliminary sketches, and his circular calendars. Updated by the inclusion of colour stills from the finally-realised Lavender Castle TV project, the book is copyrighted 1999.

Orion Arm Julian May (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-224624-4, Jun ’99 [May ’99], £16.99, 364pp, hc, cover by Stephen Bradbury) [Rampart Worlds] SF novel. Book two of the “Rampart Worlds” trilogy. A trade paperback (export only) edition (-224714-3) was announced but not seen.

Perseus Spur Julian May (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648213-9, May ’99 [Apr ’99], £5.99, 330pp, pb, cover by Stephen Bradbury) [Rampart Worlds] Reprint (Voyager 1998) SF novel. Book one of the “Rampart Worlds” trilogy.

Shadows at Midnight L. H. Maynard & M. P. N. Sims (Sardo Press 1-902309-04-9, Dec ’99, 151, $34.95pp, hc, cover by Douglas Walters) Reprint (William Kimber 1979) collection of 12 ghost stories, all revised; two stories have been added. Illustrated by Douglas Walters.

Antar and the Eagles William Mayne (Walker 0-7445-7228-2, Oct ’99, £3.99, 210pp, pb, cover by Julek Heller) Reprint (Walker 1989) young-adult fantasy novel of a boy kidnapped by an eagle.

Ancients of Days Paul J. McAuley (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-892-2, Sep ’99, £6.99, 320pp, pb, cover by Paul Young) [Confluence] Reprint (Gollancz 1998) SF novel in a trilogy. “The Second Book of Confluence” after Child of the River.

Eternal Light Paul J. McAuley (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-910-4, Sep ’99, £6.99, 463pp, pb, cover by Paul Young) [Four Hundred Billion Stars] Reprint (Gollancz 1991) SF novel, sequel to Four Hundred Billion Stars.

Pasquale’s Angel Paul J. McAuley (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-909-0, Sep ’99, £6.99, 384pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) Reprint (Gollancz 1994) SF alternate historical set in Renaissance Florence.

Shrine of Stars Paul J. McAuley (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-06429-3, Sep ’99, £16.99, 313pp, hc, cover by Paul Young) [Confluence] SF novel. Final book in the “Confluence” trilogy.

The Crystal Singer Omnibus: Crystal Singer/Killashandra/Crystal Line Anne McCaffrey (Transworld/Corgi 0-552-14762-1, Oct ’99, £6.99, 1079pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) [Killashandra] Reprint (Del Rey 1996 as The Crystal Singer Trilogy) SF omnibus of the three “Crystal Singer” novels. [First U.K. edition]

Dinosaur Planet Anne McCaffrey (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-090-6, Feb ’99, £5.99, 189pp, pb, cover by Mark Salwowski) [Ireta] Reissue (Orbit 1977) SF novel, first in the “Ireta” series.

Dinosaur Planet II: Survivors Anne McCaffrey (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-089-2, Feb ’99 [Apr ’99], £5.99, 281pp, pb, cover by Mark Salwowski) [Ireta] Reissue (Ballantine Del Rey 1984 as Dinosaur Planet Survivors) SF novel. Book 2 of the “Ireta” series.

Freedom’s Challenge Anne McCaffrey (Corgi 0-552-14627-7, May ’99 [Apr ’99], £5.99, 349pp, pb, cover by Peter Elson) [Catteni] Reprint (Ace/Putnam; Bantam UK 1998) SF novel, third in the “Catteni” sequence. The involuntary colonists of Botany take their rebellion off-planet.

The MasterHarper of Pern Anne McCaffrey (Bantam UK 0-552-14274-3, Feb ’99 [Jan ’99], £5.99, 463pp, pb, cover by Steve Weston) [Pern] Reprint (Del Rey; Bantam UK 1998) SF novel in the “Pern” series.

Nimisha’s Ship Anne McCaffrey (Transworld/Corgi 0-552-14628-5, Dec ’99 [Sep ’99], £5.99, 448pp, pb, cover by Chris Moore) Reprint (Bantam UK 1998) SF novel.

The Ship Who Sang Anne McCaffrey (Transworld/Corgi 0-552-09115-4, Jun ’99, £5.99, 333pp, pb, cover by Chris Moore) [Helva] Reprint (Walker 1969) SF novel.

The Tower and the Hive Anne McCaffrey (Transworld/Bantam UK 0-593-04324-3, Jun ’99 [May ’99], £16.99, viii+296pp, hc, cover by Duane O. Myers) [Tower and the Hive] Reprint (Ace/Putnam 1999) SF novel, fifth in “The Tower and the Hive” series. [First U.K. edition]

Acorna’s Quest Anne McCaffrey & Margaret Ball (Transworld/Corgi 0-552-14748-6, Jul ’99, £5.99, 411pp, pb) [Acorna] Reprint (HarperPrism 1998) SF novel based on a comic-book idea by McCaffrey, a sequel to Acorna: The Unicorn Girl. Acorna seeks her people. [First U.K. edition]

Bloom Wil McCarthy (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-582-6, Jul ’99, £9.99, 310pp, tp, cover by Chris Moore) Reprint (Del Rey 1998) SF novel. Humans have fled an Earth overrun by a deadly biotech organism, but must confront the menace when it threatens their escape to the stars. A hardcover edition (-593-1, £16.99) is also available. [First U.K. edition]

The Stones are Hatching Geraldine McCaughrean (Oxford University Press 0-19-271797-9, Nov ’99, £5.99, 179pp, tp, cover by David Wyatt) Young-adult fantasy novel. A young boy is the chosen one who must save the world from the Hatchlings of the Stoor Worm.

Stargate SG.1 Ashley McConnell (Macmillan/Channel 4 Books 0-7522-1869-7, Sep ’99 [Oct ’99], £4.99, 202pp, pb) [Stargate SG-1] Reprint (Roc 1998) novelization based on the TV series based on the film, first in the new series. Copyrighted by Metro Goldwyn Mayer. Channel 4 Books is a new imprint of Macmillan Publishers Ltd. [First U.K. edition]

Crowe’s Requiem Mike McCormack (Vintage UK 0-09-976721-X, May ’99, £5.99, 232pp, tp) Reprint (Cape 1998) literary fantasy novel.

The Ballad of Frankie Silver Sharyn McCrumb (NEL 0-340-71715-7, Mar ’99, £5.99, 352pp, pb) [Sheriff Spencer Arrowood] Reprint (Dutton 1998) mystery novel with minor fantasy elements, part of the “Ballad” series.

The Song of Troy Colleen McCullough (Orion 0-75281-763-9, Jan ’99, £5.99, 483pp, tp) Reprint (Orion 1998) historical novel with fantasy elements, retelling The Iliad in a series of episodes narrated by Helen, Priam, Achilles, Odysseus, and the other major characters.

Moonfall Jack McDevitt (HarperCollins UK 0-00-651170-8, May ’99 [Apr ’99], £6.99, 544pp, pb, cover by John Ennis) Reprint (HarperPrism 1998) SF novel. A hundred-mile-wide comet on a collision course with the moon.

Chaga Ian McDonald (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-875-2, Jun ’99, £6.99, 413pp, pb) [Chaga] Reprint (Gollancz 1995) SF novel. Published in the US as Evolution’s Shore.

Chaga Ian McDonald (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-875-2, Jun ’99 [Aug ’99], £6.99, 413pp, pb) [Chaga] Reprint (Gollancz 1995) SF novel. Published in the U.S as Evolution’s Shore.

Kirinya Ian McDonald (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-876-0, Jun ’99, £6.99, 412pp, pb, cover by Mick Posen) [Chaga] Reprint (Gollancz 1998) SF novel, sequel to Chaga.

Second Sight Elizabeth McGregor (Macmillan UK 0-333-74524-8, Feb ’99 [Jan ’99], £17.99, 380pp, hc) Dark fantasy novel. A woman begins to develop psychic connections to the dead.

China Mountain Zhang Maureen F. McHugh (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-862-1, Sep ’99, £5.99, 313pp, pb, cover by Mark Salwowski) Reissue (Tor 1992) SF novel. Third printing.

Half the Day Is Night Maureen F. McHugh (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-863-X, Oct ’99 [Sep ’99], £6.99, 352pp, pb, cover by Mark Salwowski) Reissue (Tor 1994) SF thriller set in a 21st-Century undersea city.

Mission Child Maureen F. McHugh (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-861-3, Dec ’99 [Nov ’99], £6.99, 385pp, pb, cover by Mark Salwowski) Reprint (Avon Eos 1998) SF novel. Rediscovery devastates a colony world that has forgotten its roots. [First U.K. edition]

Doctor Who: Autumn Mist David A. McIntee (BBC Books 0-563-55583-1, Aug ’99, £5.99, 236pp, pb) Novelization based on the TV series. Book 24 of the BBC “New Adventures” series starring the Eighth Doctor and Sam.

Doctor Who: The Wages of Sin David A. McIntee (BBC Books 0-563-55567-X, Feb ’99 [Dec ’98], £4.99, 250pp, pb) [Doctor Who: Missing Adventures] Novelization based on the TV series. Book 18 in the BBC “Missing Adventures” series.

The Swordman’s Oath Juliet E. McKenna (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-740-4, Nov ’99 [Oct ’99], £6.99, 566pp, pb, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Tales of Einarinn] Fantasy novel, the sequel to The Thief’s Gamble in the “Tales of Einarinn” series.

The Thief’s Gamble: The First Tale of Einarinn Juliet E. McKenna (Orbit 1-85723-688-2, Jan ’99 [Dec ’98], £5.99, 437pp, pb, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Tales of Einarinn] Fantasy novel. A First novel. Livak the thief acquires an antique from a shrouded period in history.

Doctor Who: The Face-Eater Simon Messingham (BBC Books 0-563-55569-6, Jan ’99 [Nov ’98], £4.99, 279pp, pb) Original novel based on the TV series.

The X-Files: Skin Ben Mezrich (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-224639-2, Apr ’99 [Mar ’99], £16.99, 261pp, hc) [X-Files] Novelization based on the TV series. Simultaneous with the US (HarperCollins) edition.

Grimm’s Last Fairytale Haydn Middleton (Abacus 0-349-11120-0, Aug ’99 [Jul ’99], £9.99, 249pp, tp, cover by Mark Preston) Associational historical/biographical novel of the final travelling days of Jacob Grimm, interwoven with the fairy tale of an eldest son seeking the Rose King’s castle.

King Rat China Miéville (Pan 0-330-37098-7, Jun ’99 [May ’99], £5.99, 421pp, pb, cover by Mark Moran) Reprint (Macmillan UK 1998) literary dark fantasy novel.

Dead Romance Lawrence Miles (Virgin/New Adventures 0-426-20532-4, Apr ’99 [Mar ’99], £5.99, 294pp, pb, cover by David Wyatt) [Bernice Summerfield] SF novelization, “Doctor Who” without the Doctor. Book 19 in the “Bernice Summerfield” series.

Doctor Who: Interference: Book One: Shock Tactic Lawrence Miles (BBC Books 0-563-55580-7, Aug ’99 [Jul ’99], £5.99, 309pp, pb) Novelization based on the TV series, first in a two-part series Book 25 of the overall BBC “New Adventures” series.

Doctor Who: Interference: Book Two: The Hour of the Geek Lawrence Miles (BBC Books 0-563-55582-3, Aug ’99 [Jul ’99], £5.99, 314pp, pb) Novelization based on the TV series, second in a series of two. Book 26 of the BBC “New Adventures” series

Guenevere: The Queen of the Summer Country Rosalind Miles (Simon & Schuster UK 0-684-85134-2, May ’99, £9.99, 502pp, tp) [Guenevere] Reprint (Crown 1999) Arthurian novel concentrating on Guenevere as matriarchal ruler of the Summer Country. First in a trilogy. A hardcover edition (-85133-4, £16.99) is also available. [First U.K. edition]

Adiamante L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-842-7, Aug ’99, £6.99, 316pp, pb, cover by Kevin Murphy) Reprint (Tor 1996) SF novel. A former colony planet’s fleet of indestructible adiamante warships threatens Earth. [First U.K. edition]

The Spellsong War L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Orbit 1-85723-726-9, Feb ’99, £6.99, xi+656pp, pb, cover by Melvyn Grant) [Spellsong Cycle] Reprint (Tor 1998) fantasy novel. Book Two of “The Spellsong Cycle”. Sequel to The Soprano Sorceress. [First U.K. edition]

The White Order L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-843-5, Jun ’99, £6.99, iv+566pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Recluce] Reprint (Tor 1998) fantasy novel, eighth in the “Recluce” series. [First U.K. edition]

Hunting Party Elizabeth Moon (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-881-8, Jul ’99, £5.99, 364pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) [Heris Serrano] Reprint (Baen 1993) SF novel of an ex-starship captain whose new job piloting an old lady’s yacht is as dangerous as the front lines of the fleet. Book One of “The Serrano Legacy”. [First U.K. edition]

Sporting Chance Elizabeth Moon (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-882-6, Aug ’99, £5.99, 383pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) [Heris Serrano] Reprint (Baen 1994) SF novel. Book Two of “The Serrano Legacy”, featuring spaceship captain Heris Serrano. [First U.K. edition]

Winning Colours Elizabeth Moon (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-880-X, Sep ’99, £5.99, 409pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) [Heris Serrano] Reprint (Baen 1995) SF novel, third in the “Serrano Legacy” series. Spaceship captain Heris Serrano fights an interstellar mafia. [First U.K. edition]

Behold the Man Michael Moorcock (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-848-5, Nov ’99, £6.99, 124pp, tp, cover by Jim Burns) [Karl Glogauer] Reprint (Allison & Busby 1969) SF novel of a time-traveller replacing Christ. Volume 22 in the “SF Masterworks” series.

Doctor Who: Deep Blue Mark Morris (BBC Books 0-563-55571-8, Mar ’99 [Feb ’99], £4.99, 249pp, pb) [Doctor Who: Missing Adventures] Novelization based on the TV series. Book 19 in the BBC “Missing Adventures” series.

Genesis Mark Morris (Piatkus 0-7499-0436-4, Mar ’99 [May ’99], £17.99, 426pp, hc, cover by Paul Young) SF/dark fantasy novel of possession and mind warfare.

Longbarrow Mark Morris (Piatkus 0-7499-3053-5, Mar ’99 [May ’99], £5.99, 442pp, pb, cover by Sam Hadley) Reprint (Piatkus 1997) dark fantasy novel. A young boy tests the legend of the Seven Sleepers.

Blue Light Walter Mosley (Serpent’s Tail 1-85242-611-X, Apr ’99, £9.99, 296pp, tp, cover by Stanley Donwood) Reprint (Little, Brown 1998) SF novel. A blue light transforms those it strikes on Earth in the 1960s. [First U.K. edition]

Suffragette City Kate Muir (Macmillan UK 0-333-74167-6, Jan ’99, £12.99, 313pp, hc, cover by Emma Parker) Fantasy novel. A 19th-century suffragette’s ghost appears to her 1999 descendant.

Suffragette City Kate Muir (Pan 0-330-38971-8, Jul ’99, £5.99, 314pp, pb) Reprint (Macmillan UK 1999) fantasy novel.

Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith Gina B. Nahai (Scribners UK 0-684-85139-3, Jul ’99 [Aug ’99], £9.99, 380pp, tp, cover by Keith Hagan) Literary fantasy novel. Afterword by Tina Jackson.

Andy Warhol’s Dracula Kim Newman (PS Publishing 1-902880-04-8, Oct ’99, £8.00, 66pp, tp, cover by Andy Warhol) [Dracula] Vampire novella in the “Anno Dracula” series. Vampires move in on ’70s Manhattan. Introduction by F. Paul Wilson. This is a signed limited edition of 500; a sold-out hardcover edition of 125 (-05-6, £25.00) was announced but not seen. PS Publishing, 98 High Ash Drive, Leeds LS17 8RE, England.

Life’s Lottery: A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Book Kim Newman (Simon & Schuster UK 0-684-84016-2, Aug ’99, £16.99, 488pp, hc, cover by Ian Miller) Associational novel(s) in the form of a game book. The alternate lives of a man, shaped by a series of choices from the reader.

Orcs: First Blood: Bodyguard of Lightning Stan Nicholls (Orion 1-85798-557-5, Feb ’99, £9.99, 298pp, tp) [Orcs: First Blood] Fantasy novel.

Orcs: First Blood: Bodyguard of Lightning Stan Nicholls (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-558-3, Oct ’99, £5.99, 298pp, pb) [Orcs: First Blood] Reprint (Orion 1999) fantasy novel.

Orcs: First Blood: Book 2: Legion of Thunder Stan Nicholls (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-06871-X, Oct ’99, £9.99, 281pp, tp, cover by Fangorn) [Orcs: First Blood] Fantasy novel, sequel to Orcs: First Blood: Bodyguard of Lightning.

Flesh Guitar Geoff Nicholson (Orion/Indigo 0-575-40202-4, Feb ’99 [Mar ’99], £6.99, 236pp, tp) Reprint (Gollancz 1998) literary contemporary fantasy novel of a guitar player and her unusual instrument. The original edition was not seen.

ELV II: Time’s Square Nick Nielsen (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-649889-2, May ’99 [Apr ’99], £5.99, 240pp, pb, cover by Stuart Harrison) Humorous fantasy novel.

The Rinaldi Ring Jenny Nimmo (Mammoth 0-7497-2819-1, Jan ’99 [Jul ’99], £4.99, 186pp, tp, cover by Jessica Meserve) Young-adult ghost novel. A grieving boy is haunted by a girl from the First World War. A “Contents” title.

The Flight of the Horse Larry Niven (Orbit 1-85723-841-9, Mar ’99 [Feb ’99], £5.99, 212pp, pb, cover by Peter Andrew Jones) Reprint (Ballantine 1973) SF/fantasy collection of seven stories, including five “Svetz” tales.

Rainbow Mars Larry Niven (Orbit 1-85723-844-3, Mar ’99 [Feb ’99], £16.99, 227pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Hanville Svetz] SF/fantasy novel in the “Svetz” series, plus an afterword. Simultaneous with the US (Tor) collection of the same title, which also includes the five earlier “Svetz” stories and the same afterword.

Rainbow Mars Larry Niven (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-948-2, Dec ’99 [Nov ’99], £5.99, 322pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Hanville Svetz] Reprint (Orbit 1999) SF/fantasy novel in the “Svetz” series, plus an afterword.

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