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The Books of 1998, Part II
by John O'Neill

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As noted in this issue's SF Insite column, here at the SF Site we're busily preparing a list of the genre work that most impressed us this year. In the meantime, here's your chance to select the best SF and Fantasy books published in 1998. Below is a list of nearly 800 titles from over thirty publishers with a 1998 publication date -- virtually every book we received in the last twelve months. Those marked with a blue flag have been reviewed by our writers and editors.

Select from this list, or add your own choices, and send your votes by e-mail to john@sfsite.com. And remember to drop by in thirty days to see how well your selections jive with the writers and editors of the SF Site. You know where to find us.


May, 1998

Tor: The White Order, L.E. Modesitt (hardcover)
Tor: The White Guardian, Ronald Anthony Cross (hardcover)
Otter Creek Press: The Magic Bicycle, William Hill (trade paperback)
Avon/EOS: Child of the River, Paul J. McAuley (hardcover)
Infinivox: Great Science Fiction Stories: Under Siege, by George R.R. Martin (audiocassette)
Infinivox: Great Science Fiction Stories: For I Have Touched the Sky, by Mike Resnick (audiocassette)
Bantam Spectra: Heaven's Reach, David Brin (hardcover)
Ace: Dragon's Winter, Elizabeth A. Lynn (hardcover)
Putnam/PaperStar: Found, June Oldham (trade paperback)
Avon/EOS: Days of Cain, J. R. Dunn
Avon/EOS: Grail, Stephen R. Lawhead
Avon/EOS: Night of Glory, Scott Ciencin
Avon/EOS: Mother of Plenty, Colin Greenland
HarperPrism: The Wolf and the Crown, A. A. Attanasio (trade paperback)
Pocket: Star Trek: The Captain's Table #1: War Dragons, L. A. Graf
Pocket: Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Captain's Table #2: Dujonian's Hoard, Michael Jan Friedman
DAW: A Point of Honor, Dorothy J. Heydt
DAW: Summon the Keeper, Tanya Huff
DAW: The Painter Knight, Fiona Patton
DAW: Warrior Princesses, edited by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough and Martin H. Greenberg
DAW: Retribution, Elizabeth Forrest
DAW: The Children of Wrath, Mickey Zucker Reichert (hardcover)
Roc: Son of Darkness, Josepha Sherman
Roc: Night Seer, Laurell K. Hamilton
Roc: Black Oak #1: Genesis, Charles Grant
Roc: Battletech: Warrior: En Garde, Michael A Stackpole
Roc: Shadowrun: Technobabel, Stephen Keson
Tor: Darwinia, Robert Charles Wilson (hardcover)
Tor: Factoring Humanity, Robert J Sawyer (hardcover)
Avon/EOS: Fire Angels, Jane Routley (trade paperback)
St. Martins: Cythera, Richard Calder (hardcover)
Warner Aspect: Carnivores of Light and Darkness, Alan Dean Foster (hardcover)
Hard Shell Word Factory: For the Emperor, Christine W. Murphy (electronic book)
Hard Shell Word Factory: A Wizard Scorned, Patricia White (electronic book)
Hard Shell Word Factory: Eternity, Karen Sandler (electronic book)
Tor: Samurai Cat Goes to Hell, Mark E. Rogers (trade paperback)
Bantam Spectra: The Fey: The Resistance, Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Bantam Spectra: Legacy of the Darksword, Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
Bantam Spectra: Star Wars: The Mandalorian Armor, K. W. Jeter
DAW: The Last Battlemage, Irene Radford
DAW: Bright Shadow, Elizabeth Forrest
DAW: The Stone Prince, Fiona Patton
DAW: Black Cats and Broken Mirrors, edited by Martin H. Greenberg & John Helfers
Pocket: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Captain's Table #3: The Mist, Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Pocket: Star Trek: Voyager: The Captain's Table #4: Fire Ship, Diane Carey
Pocket: All the Other Things I Really Need to Know I Learned from Watching Star Trek: The Next Generation, Dave Marinaccio (hardcover)
Tor: Maze of Worlds, Brian Lumley (hardcover)
Tor: Bhagavati, Kara Dalkey (hardcover)
HarperPrism: Jingo, Terry Pratchett (hardcover)
Pocket: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, edited by Dean Wesley Smith (trade paperback)
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St. Martin's Press: Dead Girls, Dead Boys, Dead Things, Richard Calder (trade paperback)
Warner Aspect: Clara's Song, Andre Norton & Lyn McConchie
Tor: Juniper, Gentian, and Rosemary, Pamela Dean (hardcover)
Tor: A Wizard in Midgard, Christopher Stasheff (hardcover)
Tor: A Tremor in the Bitter Earth, Katya Reimann (hardcover)
Tor: The Dealings of Daniel Kesserich, Fritz Leiber (trade paperback)
Tor: The Shapes of Their Hearts, Melissa Scott (hardcover)
Del Rey: The Demon Spirit, R. A. Salvatore (hardcover)
Del Rey: Wolves of the Gods, Allan Cole (trade paperback)
Del Rey: Newton's Cannon, J. Gregory Keyes (trade paperback)
Del Rey: Wit'ch Fire, James Clemens (trade paperback)
HarperPrism: Acorna's Quest, Anne McCaffrey and Margaret Ball (hardcover)
Ace: Flanders, Patricia Anthony (hardcover)
Ace: Clouds End, Sean Stewart
Ace: Burnt Offerings, Laurell K. Hamilton
Vector Enterprises: Perry Rhodan #1802: Stepchildren of the Sun (magazine)
Anamnesis Press: Notes From the Antipodes, Keith Allen Daniels (poems, e-book)
Anamnesis Press: This Impatient Ape, Steven Utley (poetry, chapbook)
Anamnesis Press: Imprinting, Terry McGarry (poetry, chapbook)
Pocket: ICEFIRE, Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens (hardcover)
HarperPrism: Acorna, Anne McCaffrey and Margaret Ball
Warner Aspect: Brown Girl in the Ring, Nalo Hopkinson (trade paperback)

June, 1998

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HarperPrism: Ever, Part Three: A Trickster in the Ashes, Felicity Savage (trade paperback)
Jewish Lights: Wandering Stars: An Anthology of Jewish Fantasy & Science Fiction, edited by Jack Dann (trade)
Avon/EOS: The Death of The Necromancer, Martha Wells (hardcover)
Tor: Blue Limbo, Terence M. Green
Tor: The Stars Dispose, Michaela Roessner
Tor: Rogue Star, Michael Flynn (hardcover)
Tor: Song in the Silence, Elizabeth Kerner
Tor: Destiny's Road, Larry Niven
Tor: The Black Sun, Jack Williamson
Tor: Nazareth Hill, Ramsey Campbell
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Tor: Children of Amarid, David B. Coe
Tor: Slant, Greg Bear
Tor: The Eagles' Brood, Jack Whyte
Tor: The House of Doors, Brian Lumley
Roc: Silk, Caitlin R Kiernan
Roc: Lady of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley (trade paperback)
New Concepts Publishing: Heart of the Hero, Rickey R. Mallory (Web novel)
Bantam Spectra: The Rise of Endymion, Dan Simmons
Bantam Spectra: Star Wars: X-Wing: Iron Fist, Aaron Allston
Bantam Spectra: Antarctica, Kim Stanley Robinson (hardcover)
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Bantam Spectra: The Silent, Jack Dann (hardcover)
Tor: The Centurion's Empire, Sean McMullen (hardcover)
Tor: The Innamorati, Midori Snyder (hardcover)
Tor: Heartfire, Orson Scott Card (hardcover)
Tor: Icehenge, Kim Stanley Robinson (trade paperback
Forge: Cat on a Hyacinth Hunt, Carole Nelson Douglas (hardcover)
HarperPrism: Year's Best SF 3, edited by David G. Hartwell
HarperPrism: Isaac Asimov's I-Bots: Time Was, Steve Perry & Gary Braunbeck (hardcover)
HarperPrism: Ever: The War in the Waste, Felicity Savage (trade paperback)
Avon/EOS: Artifact, Gregory Benford
Avon/EOS: The Sands of Kalaven, Carol Heller
Avon/EOS: I Who Have Never Known Men, Jacqueline Harpman
Avon/EOS: Keepers of the Hidden Ways, Joel Rosenberg
Avon: Lord of Sunset, Parke Godwin (trade paperback)
Avon/EOS: Cyber Web, Lisa Mason (trade paperback)
Odyssey/Harcourt Brace: The Borrowers, Mary Norton (trade paperback)
Odyssey/Harcourt Brace: The Borrowers Afield, Mary Norton (trade paperback)
Odyssey/Harcourt Brace: The Borrowers Afloat, Mary Norton (trade paperback)
Odyssey/Harcourt Brace: The Borrowers Aloft, Mary Norton (trade paperback)
Odyssey/Harcourt Brace: The Borrowers Avenged, Mary Norton (trade paperback)
Harcourt Brace: The Borrowers, Sherwood Smith (trade paperback)
Harcourt Brace: The Tower Room, Adele Geras
Harcourt Brace: Pictures of the Night, Adele Geras
Harcourt Brace: Watching the Roses, Adele Geras
Harcourt Brace: Court Duel, Sherwood Smith (hardcover)
Harcourt Brace: The Heavenward Path, Kara Dalkey (hardcover)
Harcourt Brace: Here There be Dragons, Jane Yolen, illustrated by David Wilgus (trade paperback)
Silver Whistle/Harcourt Brace: Raising Dragons, Jerdine Nolen, illustrated by Elise Primavera (hardcover)
Tor: Accidental Creatures, Anne Harris (hardcover)
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HarperPrism: Blueheart, Alison Sinclair
Pocket: Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Q Continuum #1: Q-Space, Greg Cox
Pocket: Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Q Continuum #2: Q-Zone, Greg Cox
White Wolf: The Dancers at the End of Time, Michael Moorcock (hardcover)
White Wolf: Tales in Space, edited by Peter Crowther (trade paperback)
White Wolf: Farewell to Lankhmar, Fritz Leiber (hardcover)
HarperPrism: Ever: The Daemon in the Machine, Felicity Savage (trade paperback)
Del Rey: Kirinyaga, Mike Resnick (hardcover)
Del Rey: The Wild Road, Gabriel King (hardcover)
Del Rey: The Silver Wolf, Alice Borchardt (hardcover)
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Del Rey: Roads Not Taken, edited by Gardner Dozois and Stanley Schmidt
Del Rey: Apacheria, Jake Page
Del Rey: The Whispers, Dan Parkinson
St. Martin's Press: The Year's Best Science Fiction 15, edited by Gardner Dozois (hardcover)
St. Martin's Press: The Year's Best Fantasy 11, edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling (trade paperback)
HarperPrism: Tad Williams' Mirror World (illustrated hardcover)
Tor: The Runelords, David Farland (hardcover)
Pocket: Star Trek: Voyager: Pathways, Jeri Taylor (hardcover)
DAW: Otherland: River of Blue Fire, Tad Williams (hardcover)
DAW: The Compass of the Soul, Sean Russell (hardcover)
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DAW: This Alien Shore, C. S. Friedman (hardcover)
Warner: Riptide, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (hardcover)
Warner Aspect: Finity's End, C. J. Cherryh
Warner Aspect: Highlander: The Captive Soul, Josepha Sherman
Tor: Quest for the Fallen Star, Piers Anthony, James Richey, Alan Riggs (hardcover)
Avon/EOS: Six Moon Dance, Sheri S. Tepper (hardcover)
Avon/EOS: Full Tide of Night, J. R. Dunn (hardcover)
Villard: The Children of God, Maria Doria Russell (hardcover)
Hard Shell Word Factory: Sole Ownership, Douglas R. Miller (e-book)

July, 1998

Bantam Spectra: One of Us, Michael Marshall Smith (hardcover; First U.S.)
Simon & Schuster Audio: Alien Voices: H.G. Wells' The Invisible Man (audiobook)
Avon: The Searchers, Book One: City of Iron, Chet Williamson
Puffin: The First Two Lives of Lukas-Kasha, Lloyd Alexander (trade paperback)
Puffin: Pictures in the Dark, Gillian Cross
Puffin: The Night the Heads Came, William Sleator
Puffin: The Eyes of the Killer Robot, John Bellairs (trade paperback)
Puffin: The Trolley to Yesterday, John Bellairs (trade paperback)
Puffin: Instead of Three Wishes, Megan Whalen Turner (trade paperback)
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Art: Bruce Jensen
Puffin: The BFG, Roald Dahl; illustrated by Quentin Blake (trade paperback)
Tor: Dogland, Will Shetterly (trade paperback)
Ace: Mockingbird, Sean Stewart (hardcover)
Ace: The Door Through Washington Square, Elaine Bergstrom
Ace: Isaac Asimov's Detectives, Edited by Gardner Dozois and Sheila Williams
Ace: Steelheart, William C. Dietz
Ace: Promised Land, Connie Willis and Cynthia Felice
Bantam Spectra: Aftermath, Charles Sheffield (trade paperback)
Bantam Spectra: The White Tribunal, Paula Volsky
Bantam Spectra: Vast, Linda Nagata
Bantam Spectra: Aliens: Berserker, S.D. Perry
Tor: Juniper, Gentian, and Rosemary, Pamela Dean (hardcover)
Tor: Dawn Song, Michael Marano (hardcover)
St. Martin's Press: Going Home Again, Howard Waldrop (hardcover)
St. Martin's Press: Excalibur, Bernard Cornwell (hardcover)
Boulevard: All I Need to Know about Filmmaking I Learned from The Toxic Avenger, Lloyd Kaufman & James Gunn (trade paperback)
Tor: Beaker's Dozen, Nancy Kress (hardcover)
Tor: In Legend Born, Laura Resnick (hardcover)
Wildfire: Between the Darkness and the Fire, edited by Jeffry Dwight (hardcover)
Avon EOS: Donnerjack, Roger Zelazny and Jane Lindskold
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Art: Chris Foss
Avon EOS: The Physiognomy, Jeffrey Ford
Avon EOS: Twice Seven, Ben Bova
Avon EOS: Jupiter Project, Gregory Benford
InfoNet Press: Silicon Sunset, Scott T. Grusky (trade paperback)
Roc: Earth Herald, Jan Clark
Roc: The Witches of Eileanan, Kate Forsyth
DAW: Camelot Fantastic, edited by Schimel & Greenberg
Tor: Northern Stars, edited by David G. Hartwell and Glenn Grant (trade paperback)
Tor: The Essential Bordertown, edited by Terri Windling and Delia Sherman (hardcover)
Random House: The Night the Scary Beasties Popped Out of My Head, Daniel & David Kamish (illustrated kid's)
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Art: Les Edwards
HarperPrism: Sorcerers of Majipoor, Robert Silverberg
HarperPrism: Blood Lines, William R. Burkett, Jr.
Dreams Unlimited: Born of Fire, Sherrilyn Kenyon (e-book)
Warner Aspect: The Temple and the Stone, Katherine Kurtz and Deborah Turner Harris (hardcover)
Anamnesis Press: Arthur C. Clarke & Lord Dunsany: A Correspondence, ed. Keith Allan Daniels (trade paper)
DAW: The Reel Stuff, Brian Thomsen and Martin H. Greenberg
DAW: The Warriors of Spider, W. Michael Gear
DAW: The Uncrowned King, Michelle West
Tor/Orb: Greenmantle, Charles de Lint (trade paperback)
Philomel: The Fires of Merlin, T.A. Barron (hardcover)
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Michael Herring
Tor: Queen of Demons, David Drake (hardcover)
HarperPrism: The Alien Years, Robert Silverberg (hardcover)
Simon & Schuster: MIR, Alexander Besher (hardcover)
Pocket/Byron Preiss: Marc Miller's Traveller: Gateway to the Stars, Pierce Askegren
Houghton Mifflin: The Squire's Tale, Gerald Morris
Houghton Mifflin: Stranger at the Window, Vivien Alcock (hardcover)
Houghton Mifflin: The Red-Eared Ghosts, Vivien Alcock (trade paperback)
Houghton Mifflin: The Stonewalkers, Vivien Alcock (trade paperback)
Warner Aspect: Highlander: The Compact Watcher's Guide, Maureen Russell (trade paperback)
Warner Aspect: Sewer, Gas & Electric, Matt Ruff
Avon EOS: Deepdrive, Alexander Jablokov (hardcover)

August, 1998

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Art: N. Jainschigg
Golden Gryphon: Eternal Lovecraft: The Persistence of HPL in Popular Culture, ed. by Jim Turner (hardcover)
New Concepts: Raven's Heart, Jennifer Dunne (e-book)
Pocket: The Moon and the Sun, Vonda N. McIntyre
Pocket: Star Trek Voyager #16: Seven of Nine, Christie Golden
Pocket: Star Trek: The Next Generation #49: The Q Continuum #3: Q-Strike, Greg Cox
Avon/EOS: Lord of the Fantastic, edited by Martin H. Greenberg (trade paperback)
Avon/EOS: Jack Faust, Michael Swanwick (trade paperback
Avon/EOS: Nanotime, Bart Kosko
Avon/EOS: Green Shadows, White Whale, Ray Bradbury (trade paperback)
Simon & Schuster/Atheneum: Shadow Spinner, Susan Fletcher (hardcover)
Simon & Schuster: Under the Cat's Eye, Gillian Rubinstein (hardcover)
Simon & Schuster: Among the Hidden, Margaret Peterson Haddix (hardcover)
Simon & Schuster/McElderry: Dark Shade, Jane Louise Curry (hardcover)
Simon & Schuster/McElderry: The Darkling, Charles Butler (hardcover)
Vector Enterprises: Perry Rhodan #1803: Schimbaaa The Giant (magazine)
Ace: Song For the Basilisk, Patricia A. McKillip (hardcover)
Ace: The Warlock in Spite of Himself, Christopher Stasheff (trade paperback)
Avon/EOS: Immortality, Ben Bova (hardcover; non-fiction)
Ace: Top Dog, Jerry Jay Carroll
Ace: When Demons Walk, Patricia Briggs
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Ace: Manjinn Moon, Denise Vitola
Ace: Officer Cadet, Rick Shelley
Ace: God's Fires, Patricia Anthony
Ace: Inhuman Beings, Jerry Jay Carroll (trade paperback)
Roc: Fine Prey, Scott Westerfeld
Roc: Hung Out, Weis and Perrin
DAW: Beneath the Vaulted Hills, Sean Russell
DAW: Eyes of the Empress, Camille Bacon-Smith
HarperPrism: Last Summer at Mars Hill, Elizabeth Hand (trade paperback)
HarperPerennial: Treks Not Taken, Steven R. Boyett (trade paperback)
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Bantam Spectra: Star Wars: Specter of the Past, Timothy Zahn
Bantam Spectra: Star Wars: Vision of the Future, Timothy Zahn (hardcover)
Bantam Spectra: The Widowmaker Unleashed, Mike Resnick
Bantam Spectra: The Red Wyvern, Katherine Kerr
Tor: Dreaming Metal, Melissa Scott (trade paperback)
Tor: Inherit the Earth, Brian Stableford (hardcover)
Tor: The Children Star, Joan Slonczewski (hardcover)
HarperPrism: Blackmantle, Patricia Kennealy-Morrison
HarperPrism: Quest for Tomorrow: In Alien Hands, William Shatner
Mortco: Beyond the Wall of Sleep, R. Andrew Heidel (hardcover)
Hard Shell Word Factory: Blood Red: Book 1, Steven Lee Climer (e-book)
Hard Shell Word Factory: Winterhold, Stephen Almekinder (e-book)
Tor/Orb: Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang, Kate Wilhelm (trade paperback)
Tor: Beneath the Gated Sky, Robert Reed (trade paper)
HarperPrism: Brute Orbits, George Zebrowski (hardcover)
Washington Square Press: Time on My Hands, Peter Delacorte (trade paperback)
Electric Works Publishing: Wings of the Valiant, Mark Edward Jones (e-book; on disk)
Pocket: Star Trek The Next Generation: Triangle: Imzadi II, Peter David (hardcover)
Pocket: Star Trek: Q's Guide to the Continuum, Michael Jan Friedman and Robert Greenberger (trade paperback)
Pocket: Star Trek: Odyssey, William Shatner (omnibus, trade paperback)
Tor: Proxies, Laura J. Mixon (hardcover)
Tor: Shiva in Steel, Fred Saberhagen (hardcover)
Warner Aspect: Sisters of the Night, edited by Barbara Hambly and Martin H. Greenberg
Warner Aspect: Night of Broken Souls, Thomas F. Monteleone

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