TIMELINE 1990-2000

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TIMELINE 1990-2000

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Executive Summary of the Decade Major Books of the Decade Major Films/TV of this Decade Other Key Dates and Stories of this Decade Major Writers Born this Decade {to be done} Major Writers Died this Decade Hotlinks to other Timeline pages of SF Chronology Where to Go for More: 51 Useful Reference Books

Executive Summary of the Decade

Well, this is the last full decade we've passed, boys and girls, and it's too early to have the perspective of history to distinguish between trendy and timeless. But you're reading this RIGHT NOW because my research and taste have been of some use to you so far, so let's press on. This was the decade in which we discovered traces of fossil life on Mars, found out that half the life on Earth was Archeae which we didn't know existed until recently, and also realized that we'd underestimated the number of galaxies in the cosmos by at least 50%, decided that the universe will keep expanding forever, demonstrated the principal of quantum teleportation in the laboratory, discovered that Neanderthals built musical instruments (flute, shofar, bagpipes), launched a 77-year-old senator into orbit for his second time in 36 years, connected over a hundred million people on the World Wide Web, and if that isn't a good time for science fiction, I don't know what is! Some inventions and innovations of the 1990s that shaped the culture: 1990: First gene therapy (4-year-old girl with an immune disorder) 1991: Internet browser developed (spawns World Wide Web) 1992: Text messaging 1993: Global Positioning Satellite 1994: Genetically modified tomatoes 1995: Toy Story, the first entirely computer-generated feature film 1996: Deep Field photographs of universe at 10,000,000,000 BC 1997: Dolly the sheep: first mammal cloned from an adult cell 1998: First segment of the International Space Station launched 1999: Electronic reusable paper invented 2000: Xenotransplant proof-of-concept (organs from Pigs) 2001: Implanted Microchips give sight to 3 blind men 2002: Iris scanners first used for airport security The planet groped towards some way of living after the paradigm of the Cold War sputtered to an end. The Great Dragon of World War III with the Soviet Union had been slain, but a hundred scorpions of Low Intensity Conflict kept on biting, harder and harder. Sri Lanka's government fought the largest rebel army in the world; Kurdistan tried to be born through warring against Iraq, Iran, and Turkey; African warlords proved that nothing more than knives are needed to commit genocide; peace treaties in the Middle East resulted in Israel and Palestine as angry with each other as ever. American politics degenerated into a contest for who could be the most professional liar, and the bottom fell out of the multi-million-dollar painting market. It was stagnation, confusion, downsizing, and merger mania in the Corporate jungle. The Space Program suffered from a lack of propaganda-driven nationalism, but matured in beginning a second generation of Smaller, Faster, Cheaper robotic spacecraft after all the Solar System except Pluto had been scanned by our computerized emissaries. And science fiction? Well, it was hotter than ever in Russia, if you don't need to be paid for pirated editions. In America, any number of reliable authors found their advances and royalty checks dwindling, but pressed on bravely in artistic defiance.
Major books were published by: Poul Anderson, Patricia Anthony, Catherine Asaro, Isaac Asimov, Isaac Asimov & Robert Silverberg, Robin Bailey, J. G. Ballard, Iain Banks, John Barnes, Steven Barnes, William Barton, William Barton & Michael Capobianco, Stephen Baxter, Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, Bruce Bethke, Michael Bishop, Terry Bisson, Ben Bova, Alan Brennert, David Brin, Steven Brust & Emma Bull, Lois McMaster Bujold, Stephen Bury, Pat Cadigan, Orson Scott Card, Raphael Carter, C. J. Cherryh, Arthur C. Clarke, Arthur C. Clarke & Gregory Benford, Brenda Clough, John Clute, John Clute & Peter Nichols, John Cramer, Jack Dann, Avram Davidson, Samuel R. Delany, Charles de Lint, Bradley Denton, Debra Doyle & James Macdonald, Gardner Dozois, J. R. Dunn, Doranna Durgin, Greg Egan, Kate Elliott, Carol Emshwiller, Christopher Evans, David Feintuch, Lynn Flewelling, Michael F. Flynn, Robert L. Forward, Karen Joy Fowler, Valerie J. Freireich, Esther M. Friesner, Brad Furgesson, Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett, James Alan Gardner, Richard Garfinkel, William Gibson, William Gibson & Bruce Sterling, Molly Gloss, Owl Goingback, Christie Golden, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Steven Gould, Terence Green, Nicola Griffith, Anne Lesley Groell, Joe Haldeman, Laurel K. Hamilton, Peter Hamilton, Elizabeth Hand, Charles L. Harness, Ernest Hogan, Nancy Holder, Alexander Jablokov, Gwyneth Jones, Michael Kandel, Katharine Kerr & Mark A. Kreighbaum, John Kessel, Stephen King, Richard Knaak, Damon Knight, Victor Koman, Nancy Kress, Ellen Kushner, Mark Laidlaw, Tanith Lee, Ursula K. Le Guin, Fritz Leiber, Jonathan Lethem, Ken MacLeod, Ann Marston, George R. R. Martin, Valerie Martin, Lisa Mason, Susan Matthews, Paul J. McAuley, Wil McCarthy, Jack McDevitt, Ian McDonald, Vonda McIntyre, Sean McMullen, Victor Milan, Elizabeth Moon, James Morrow, Pat Murphy, Linda Nagata, Jamil Nasir, Larry Niven, Joyce Carol Oates, Rebecca Ore, Paul Park, Charles Pellegrino & George Zebrowski, Frederik Pohl, Tim Powers, Christopher Priest, Philip Pullman, Robert Reed, Mike Resnick, Keith Roberts, Kim Stanley Robinson, Spider Robinson, Alan Rodgers, Mary Rosenblum, Rudy Rucker, Eric Frank Russell & Alan Dean Foster, Mary Dora Russell, Robert J. Sawyer, David J. Schow, Melissa Scott, Charles Sheffield, Lucius Shepard, Susan Shwartz, Robert Silverberg, Dan Simmons, S. P. Somtow, Nancy Springer, Allen Steele, Neal Stephenson, Bruce Sterling, S. M. Stirling, Sean Stewart, John E. Stith, Del Stone, Jr., Peter Straub, Mark Sumner, Michael Swanwick, Sheri S. Tepper, James Tiptree, Jr., Harry Turtledove, Harry Turtledove & Richard Dreyfus, Jack Vance, Jules Verne, Susan Wade, Walter Jon Williams, Robert Charles Wilson, Gene Wolfe, Vernor Vinge, Sage Walker, James White, Connie Willis, Terri Windling, N. Lee Wood, Jane Yolen, Roger Zelazny, Sarah Zettel, and David Zindell.
Science fiction magazines {to be done}
I have information and hotlinks on 76 Science Fiction Television series of the 1990s. This is an all-time high, and shows that television has joined movies as the dominant force in mass-market science fiction, with computer games running third, and traditional print media (books and magazines) squeezed into fourth place. Or maybe into fifth place behind the World Wide Web! As a result, there was a virtual bust in science fiction book publishing. The bubble had burst, at least from the point of view of authors whose books had sold regularly with modest profits, who were now baffled that their editors and publishers would not print their latest novels. In the bookstores, this slump was hidden by the wild proliferation of movie and television spin-off books. This trend was so intense that Norman Spinrad led a rear-guard action in Science Fiction Writers of America to try and ban media-tie-in books from Nebula Award eligability. His conservative cause was popular in on-line discussions, but was overwhelming defeated in parliamentary voting. The visual media, once a side-effect of science fiction literature, was now the tail that wagged the dragon. 1990: George H. W. Bush, Time Magazine's Person of the Year 1991: Ted Turner, Time Magazine's Person of the Year 1992: Bill Clinton, Time Magazine's Person of the Year 1993: The Peacemakers, Time Magazine's Person of the Year 1994: Pope John Paul II, Time Magazine's Person of the Year 1995: Newt Gingrich, Time Magazine's Person of the Year [this Speaker of the House co-authored a science fiction novel] 1996: Doctor David Ho, Time Magazine's Person of the Year 1997: Andrew Grove, Time Magazine's Person of the Year 1998: Kenneth Starr and Bill Clinton, Time Magazine's Persons of the Year 1999: Jeff Bezos, Time Magazine's Person of the Year 2000: George W. Bush, Time Magazine's Person of the Year Return to Top of Timeline 1990's Page

Major Books of the Decade

1990 Poul Anderson: "The Shield of Time" (New York: Tor) 1990 Isaac Asimov & Robert Silverberg: "Nightfall" (New York: Doubleday Foundation) book-length expansion of Isaac Asimov's classic short story of the same title 1990 J. G. Ballard: "The Atrocity Exhibition" (Re/Search) collection 1990 Greg Bear: "Queen of Angels" (Warner) 1990 Greg Bear: "Heads" (London: Legend) long novella 1990 Terry Bisson: "Voyage to the Red Planet" (New York: Morrow) 1990 Ben Bova [editor]: "Future Crime" (New York: Tor) collection 1990 Alan Brennert: "Her Pilgrim Soul" (New York: Tor) collection 1990 Arthur C. Clarke: "The Ghost of the Grand Banks" (New York: Bantam Spectra) 1990 Arthur C. Clarke: "Tales from Distant Earth" (New York: Bantam Spectra) collection 1990 Arthur C. Clarke & Gregory Benford: "Beyond the Fall of Night" (New York: Putnam) 1990 Avram Davidson: "The Adventures of Doctor Esterhazy" (Philadelphia: Owlswick) great collection 1990 Charles de Lint: "Drink Down the Moon" (New York: Ace) fantasy 1990 Gardner Dozois et.al. "Slow Dancing Through Time" (Ursus/Zeising) collection of collaborations 1990 Carol Emshwiller: "Carmen Dog" (New York: Mercury House) 1990 Carol Emshwiller: "The Start of the End of It All and Other Stories" (The Women's Press) collection 1990 Michael F. Flynn: "In the Country of the Blind" (New York: Baen) 1990 Brad Furgesson: "The World Next Door" (New York: Tor) 1990 Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett: "Good Omens" (Workman) 1990 William Gibson & Bruce Sterling: "The Difference Engine" (London: Gollancz) 1990 Joe Haldeman: "The Hemingway Hoax" (New York: Morrow) 1990 Elizabeth Hand: "Winterlong" (New York: Bantam Spectra) 1990 Charles L. Harness: "Lucid Dreams" (New York: Avon) 1990 Ernest Hogan: "Cortez on Jupiter" (New York: Tor) 1990 Stephen King: "Four Past Midnight" (New York: Viking) collection 1990 Nancy Kress: "Brain Rose" (New York: Morrow) 1990 Ellen Kushner: "Thomas the Rhymer" (New York: Morrow) 1990 Tanith Lee: "The Blood of Roses" (Legend) fantasy 1990 Ursula K. Le Guin: "Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea" (Athenaeum) 1990 Fritz Leiber: "The Leiber Chronicles" (Dark Harvest) 1990 Valerie Martin: "Mary Reilly" (New York: Doubleday) 1990 Lisa Mason: "Arachne" (New York: Morrow) 1990 Elizabeth Moon: "Lunar Activity" (New York: Baen) collection 1990 James Morrow: "Only Begotten Daughter" (New York: Morrow) fantasy 1990 Pat Murphy: "Points of Departure" (New York: Bantam Spectra) collection 1990 Larry Niven: "N-Space" (New York: Tor) collection 1990 Frederik Pohl: "The World at the End of Time" (New York: Del Rey) 1990 Frederik Pohl: "Outumbering the Dead" (London: Legend) long novella 1990 Frederik Pohl: "The Gateway Trip" (New York: Del Rey) collection 1990 Mike Resnick: "Second Contact" (New York: Tor) 1990 Mike Resnick: "Bully!" (Axolotl) long novella 1990 Keith Roberts: "Anita" (Philadelphia: Owlswick) reprint of single-author collection 1990 Kim Stanley Robinson: "Pacific Edge" (New York: Tor) 1990 Kim Stanley Robinson: "A Short, Sharp Shock" (Ziesing) long novella 1990 Alan Rodgers: "Fire" (New York: Bantam) 1990 Rudy Rucker: "The Hollow Earth" (New York: Morrow) 1990 David J. Schow: "Lost Angels" (Onyx) collection 1990 Charles Sheffield: "Summertide" (New York: Del Rey) 1990 Lucius Shepard: "Kalimantan" (London: Legend) long novella 1990 Lucius Shepard: "The Ends of the Earth" (Arkham House) collection 1990 Robert Silverberg: "Lion Time in Timbuctoo" (Axolotl) long novella 1990 Dan Simmons: "The Fall of Hyperion" (New York: Doubleday Foundation) 1990 Dan Simmons: "Prayers to Broken Stones" (Dark Harvest) collection 1990 S. P. Somtow: "Moon Dance" (New York: Tor) fantasy 1990 Alan Steele: "Clarke County, Space" (New York: Ace) 1990 Peter Straub: "Houses Without Doors" (New York: Dutton) fantasy/horror collection 1990 Michael Swanwick: "Griffin's Egg" (London: Legend) long novella 1990 John E. Stith: "Redshift Rendezvous" (New York: Ace) 1990 Sheri S. Tepper: "Raising the Stones" (New York: Doubleday Foundation) 1990 James Tiptree, Jr.: "Her Smoke Rose Up Forever" (Arkham House) collection 1990 Jack Vance: "Chateau d'If and Other Stories" (Underwood-Miller) collection 1990 Walter Jon Williams: "Facets" (New York: Tor) collection 1990 Gene Wolfe: "Castleview" (New York: Tor) fantasy 1990 Jane Yolen: "White Jenna" (New York: Tor) fantasy 1991 Lois McMaster Bujold: "The Vor Game" 1991 -- {to be done} 1992 Lois McMaster Bujold: "Barryar" 1992 -- {to be done} 1993 -- {to be done} 1993 Vernor Vinge: "A Fire Upon the Deep" 1993 Connie Willis: "The Doomsday Book" 1993 Harry Warner, Jr.: "A Wealth of Fable: An informal history of science fiction fandom in the 1950s" [Nonfiction] 1994 Greg Bear: "Legacy" [Tor] 1994 Greg Bear: "Moving Mars" Winner, Nebula Award for Best Novel 1994 Gregory Benford: "Sailing Bright Eternity" [Bantam Spectra] Hard SF near the core of the galaxy 1994 Pat Cadigan: "Fools" Winner of 1994 Arthur C. Clarke Award 1994 Doranna Durgin: "Dun's Lady Jess" Winner of Compton Crook Award 1994 Greg Egan: "Permutation City" Winner of 1994 John W. Campbell Memorial Award 1994 Nicola Griffith: "Slow River" [Del Rey] bioremediation, bisexuality, and multimedia scams in gritty near-future book; Winner of Nebula Award 1994 Elizabeth Hand: "Waking the Moon" [HarperPrism] goddess fantasy in contemporary setting 1994 Nancy Holder: "Dead in the Water" Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel (Horror Writers of America) 1994 Jonathan Lethem: "Gun, with Occasional Music" Winner 1994 Crawford Award for Best First Fantasy Novel; although I read it as oddly twisted SF 1994 Ian McDonald: "Evolution's Shore" [Bantam Spectra] 1994 James Morrow: "Towing Jehova" Winner, World Fantasy Award for Best Novel 1994 Kim Stanley Robinson: "Green Mars" 2nd book of best Mars trilogy ever 1994 Mary Rosenblum: "The Stone Garden" [Del Rey] 1994 Neal Stephenson: "The Diamond Age" [Bantam Spectra] hypermedia in fascinating neo-Victorean future 1994 Walter John Williams: "Metropolitan" [HarperPrism] far future overpopulated Earth dominated by "Plasm" technology, a surprisingly weird, deep, engaging drama 1994 Robert Charles Wilson: "Mysterium" Winner 1994 Philip K. Dick Award 1994 John Clute & Peter Nichols: "The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction" [Nonfiction] 1995 Catherine Asaro: "Primary Inversion" [Tor] strong 1st novel 1995 Isaac Asimov: "I. Asimov: A Memoir" [Nonfiction] 1995 Samuel R. Delany: "Silent Interviews: On Language, Race, Sex, Science Fiction, and Some Comics" [Nonfiction] 1995 John Barnes: "Mother of Storms" Nebula finalist; killer storms and spaceships and computers... 1995 John Barnes: "Kaleidoscope Century" [Tor] 1995 Stephen Baxter: "The Time Ships" London: HarperCollins, New York: HarperPrism] great sequel to H. G. Wells' "The Time Machine" Winner of 1995 John W. Campbell Memorial Award 1995 Greg Bear: "Legacy" [Tor] 1995 Gregory Benford: "Sailing Bright Eternity" [London: Gollancz; New York: Bantam Spectra] 1995 Bruce Bethke: "Headcrash" [Warner Aspect] strong cyberpunk 1st novel by the man who invented the word "cyberpunk." Winner of 1995 Philip K. Dick Award. 1995 Michael Bishop: "Brittle Innings" 1995 David Brin: "Brightness Reef" an Uplift novel [New York: Bantam Spectra] 1995 Lois McMaster Bujold: "Mirror Dance" 1995 Orson Scott Card: "Alvin Journeyman" 1996 Locus Award for Best fantasy Novel 1995 C. J. Cherryh: "Invader" [Daw] 1995 John Clute: "Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia" [Dorling Kindersley] gorgeous, fascinating, unindexed 1996 Locus Award for Best Non-Fiction 1995 Jack Dann: "The Memory Cathedral" [Bantam, Dec 1995] 1995 Greg Egan: "Permutation City" [HarperPrism, Oct 1995] 1995 Christopher Evans: "Mortal Remains" [London: Gollancz] 1995 Valerie J. Freireich: "Testament" [Roc] 1995 Esther M. Friesner: "The Psalms of Herod" [White Wolf, Oct 1995] 1995 David Feintuch: "Prisoner's Hope" [Warner, Oct 1995] 1995 Nicola Griffith: "Slow River" [Del Rey] Nebula Award for Best Novel 1995 Peter Hamilton: "The Nano Flower" [London: Pan] 1995 Nancy Kress: "Beggars and Choosers" Nebula finalist 1995 Ursula K. LeGuin: "Four Ways to Forgiveness" [HarperPrism] 1996 Locus Award for Best Collection; Finalist for Prometheus Award 1995 Jonathan Lethem: "Amnesia Moon" [Harcourt Brace] 1995 Ken MacLeod: "The Star Fraction" best political SF novel of the decade; Finalist for Prometheus Award 1995 Lisa Mason: "The Golden Nineties" [Bantam Spectra] 1995 Paul J. McAuley: "Fairyland" [London: Gollancz] Winner of 1995 Arthur C. Clarke Award. 1995 Ian McDonald: "Chaga" [London: Gollancz; as "Evolution's Shore" New York: Bantam Spectra] 1995 Sean McMullen: "Mirrorsun Rising" [Sydney: Aphelion] 1995 Victor Milan: "CLD" Finalist for Prometheus Award 1995 James Morrow: "Towing Jehovah" [Fantasy] 1995 Linda Nagata: "The Bohr Maker" [Bantam Spectra] 1st novel 1996 Locus Award for Best First Novel 1995 Linda Nagata: "Tech-Heaven" [Bantam Spectra] 1995 Jamil Nasir: "Quasar" [Bantam Spectra] 1995 Larry Niven & Steven Barnes: "Beowulf's Children" [Tor, Nov 1995] sequel to "Legacy of Heorot" 1995 Joyce Carol Oates: "Zombie" Winner of Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel (Horror Writers of America) 1995 Rebecca Ore: "Gaia's Toys" [Tor] 1995 Paul Park: "Celestis" [Tor] Nebula finalist 1995 Charles Pellegrino & George Zebrowski: "The Killing Star" [Morrow AvoNova] superior hard SF end-of-the-world novel about the implications of relativistic interstellar kinetic weapons (which produced a storm of debate) 1995 Tim Powers: "Expiration Date" [Tor; London: HarperCollins] 1996 Locus Award for Best Dark Fantasy/Horror Novel 1995 Christopher Priest: "The Prestige" [St.Martin's Press] Winner, World Fantasy Award for Best Novel 1995 Robert Reed: "An Exaltation of Larks" [Tor] 1995 Mary Rosenblum: "The Stone Garden" [Del Rey] 1995 Eric Frank Russell & Alan Dean Foster: "Design for Great-Day" Finalist for Prometheus Award 1995 Robert J. Sawyer: "The Terminal Experiment" [HarperPrism] Winner of 1996 Nebula Award for Best Novel. 1995 Melissa Scott: "Shadow Man" [Tor] 1995 Charles Sheffield: "The Ganymede Club" [Tor] Heinleinesque Young Adult 1995 Neal Stephenson: "The Diamond Age" [Bantam Spectra] 1996 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel; Finalist for Prometheus Award; Winner of 1996 Hugo Award for Best Novel; nanotechnology and hypermedia change social structures 1995 Harry Turtledove: "Worldwar: Tilting the Balance" [Del Rey] 1995 Walter John Williams: "Metropolitan" [Harperprism] Nebula finalist 1995 Gene Wolfe: "Calde of the Long Sun" [Tor] Nebula finalist 1996 Catherine Asaro: "Catch The Lightning" [Tor, Dec 1996] 1996 Robin Bailey: "Shadowdance" [White Wolf, March 1996] 1996 Iain Banks: "Excession" [Bantam Spectra] 1996 John Barnes: "One for the Morning Glory" [Tor, Apr 1996] Best known for his Hard SF, John Barnes prove that he can also write comedic fantasy-parody 1996 William Barton: "The Transmigration of Souls" [Warner, Jan 1996] 1996 Stephen Baxter: "Voyage" [HarperPrism] 1996 Terry Bisson: "Pirates of the Universe" [Tor] 1996 David Brin: "Infinity's Shore" [Bantam, Dec 1996] 1996 Lois McMaster Bujold: "Cetaganda" [Baen, Jan 1996] 1996 Lois McMaster Bujold: "Memory" [Baen, Oct 1996] Finalist for 1997 Nebula Award for Best Novel 1996 Stephen Bury: "The Cobweb" [Bantam, Sep 1996] 1996 Raphael Carter: "The Fortunate Fall" [Tor, July 1996] 1996 C. J. Cherryh: "Inheritor" [DAW, Aug 1996] 1996 Bradley Denton: "Lunatics" [St.Martin's Press, Jun 1996] 1996 Debra Doyle & James Macdonald: "Groogleman" [Jane Yolen Books, Sep 1996] 1996 Greg Egan: "Distress" [London: Millennium] new twists on Hard SF 1996 David Feintuch: "Fisherman's Hope" [Baen, Mar 1996] 1996 David Feintuch: "Voices of Hope" [Warner/Aspect, Oct 1996] 1996 Lynn Flewelling: "Luck in the Shadows" [Bantam Spectra, Sep 1996] 1996 Michael Flynn: "Firestar" [Tor, May 1996] psychological novel of the people driven to build spaceships, with many details convincing to those of us who toil in aerospace 1996 Karen Joy Fowler: "The Sweetheart Season" [Henry Holt" [Sep 1996] 1996 Valerie J. Freireich: "The Beacon" [ROC, Oct 1996] 1996 Richard Garfinkel: "Celestial Matters" [Tor, Apr 1996] 1996 William Gibson: "Idoru" [Putnam, Oct 1996] man marries artificial intelligence pop celebrity 1996 Owl Goingback: "Crota" [Donald I. Fine, Apr 1996] 1996 Christie Golden: "Instrument of Fate" [Ace, Apr 1996] 1996 Kathleen Ann Goonan: "The Bones of Time" [Tor, Feb 1996] 1996 Steven Gould: "Wildside" [Tor, Apr 1996] 1996 Anne Lesley Groell: "Anvil of the Sun" [Sep 1996] 1996 Laurel K. Hamilton: "Bloody Bones" [Ace, Oct 1996] 1996 Alexander Jablokov: "River of Dust" [AvoNova] 1996 Gwyneth Jones: "North Wind" [Tor] 1996 Michael Kandel: "Panda Ray" [St.Martin's Press] best known as Stanislaw Lem translator, author comes into his own 1996 Katharine Kerr & Mark A. Kreighbaum: "Palace" [Bantam, Jun 1996] 1996 Stephen King: "The Green Mile" [Signet, Aug 1996] 1996 Richard Knaak: "Dutchman" [Warner, Aug 1996] 1996 Victor Koman: "Kings of the High Frontier" 1996 Damon Knight: "Humpty Dumpty: An Oval" [Tor, Sep 1996] unclassifiable novel by an under-rated Grand Master 1996 Nancy Kress: "Beggars Ride" [Tor, Nov 1996] continues surprising series about genetic engineering, politics, and nanotechnology 1996 Mark Laidlaw: "The 37th Mandala" [St.Martin's Press] seriously twisted 1996 Ann Marston: "Kingmaker's Sword" [HarperPrism, Aug 1996] 1996 George R. R. Martin: "A Game of Thrones" [Bantam Spectra, Aug 1996] Finalist for 1997 Nebula Award for Best Novel start of very dark high fantasy trilogy, superb command of language by versatile writer 1996 Paul McAuley: "Fairyland" [Gollancz, Sep 1995; Avon, Oct 1996] 1996 Wil McCarthy: "Murder in the Solid State" [Tor, Aug 1996] ingenious political Nanotechnology murder thriller 1996 Jack McDevitt: "Ancient Shores" [HarperPrism, Apr 1996] Finalist for 1997 Nebula Award for Best Novel 1996 Elizabeth Moon: "Remnant Population" [Baen, Jan 1996] 1996 James Morrow: "Blameless in Abaddon" [Harcourt Brace, Aug 1996] God (paralyzed) is put on trial for the suffering of the world, led by a lawyer with cancer; darkly funny 1996 Pat Murphy: "Nadya: The Wolf Chronicles" [Tor, Nov 1996] author is proven expert at the near-human viewpoint 1996 Larry Niven: "The Ringworld Throne" [Del Rey, Jun 1996] wraps up loose ends in the Ringworld saga, and has lots of sex -- none of it gratuitous 1996 Frederik Pohl: "To the End of Time" [Tor, Oct 1996] 1996 Tim Powers: "Expiration Date" [Tor, Jan 1996] nontraditional ghosts in Los Angeles 1996 Christopher Priest: "The Prestige" [St.Martin's Press, Oct 1996] 1996 Melanie Rawn & Jennifer Roberson & Kate Elliott: "The Golden Key" [DAW, Sep 1996] 1996 Mike Resnick: "Widowmaker" [Bantam Spectra, Aug 1996] 1996 Kim Stanley Robinson: "Blue Mars" [Bantam Spectra] conclusion of greatest trilogy of Mars novels ever written 1996 Mary Dora Russell: "The Sparrow" [Random House, Oct 1996] 1996 Robert J. Sawyer: "Starplex" [Ace, Oct 96] mind-expanding intelligent interstellar Hard SF thriller, with vast time-span and huge star-gates extruding green stars first ran as "Analog" serial July-Oct 1996 1996 Melissa Scott: "Night Sky Mine" [Tor, Aug 1996] 1996 Susan Shwartz: "Shards of Empire" [Tor, Apr 1996] 1996 Dan Simmons: "Endymion" [Bantam Spectra] colorful sequel to "Hyperion" mixes time travel, space opera, and John Keats 1996 Nancy Springer: "Fair Peril" [AvoNova, Nov 1996] 1996 Allen Steele: "The Tranquillity Alternative" [Ace] how we MIGHT have gone to the Moon, wacky, well-researched and poignent 1996 Bruce Sterling: "Holy Fire" [Bantam Spectra] interesting take on near-immortality 1996 S. M. Stirling: "Drakon" [Baen, Feb 1996] 1996 Sean Stewart: "Cloud's End" [Ace, Aug 1996] 1996 Del Stone, Jr.: "Dead Heat" [Mojo Press, Nov 1996] 1996 Mark Sumner: "Devil's Tower" [Del Rey, Oct 1996] 1996 Sheri S. Tepper: "Gibbon's Decline and Fall" [Bantam Spectra] 1996 Harry Turtledove & Richard Dreyfus: "The Two Georges" [Tor] alternate history Anglo/American political thriller 1996 Jack Vance: "Night Lamp" [Tor, Nov 1996] the final novel (we fear) by a Grand Master who may be too ill to write another -- but this one is also superb on its own terms 1996 Jules Verne: "Paris in the 20th Century" [Random House, Nov 1996] English translation of posthumously published novel, manuscript was found by Verne's grandson in a locked safe, along with a rejection letter from the publisher! 1996 Susan Wade: "Walking Rain" [Bantam, Aug 1996] 1996 Sage Walker: "Whiteout" [Tor, Apr 1996] 1996 James White: "The Galactic Gourmet" [Tor, Aug 1996] 1996 Connie Willis: "Bellwether" [Bantam Spectra, Apr 1996] Finalist for 1997 Nebula Award for Best Novel 1996 Terri Windling: "The Wood Wife" [Tor, Oct 1996] Fantasy 1996 Gene Wolfe: "Exodus from the Long Sun" [Tor, Nov 1996] 1996 N. Lee Wood: "Looking for the Mahdi" [Ace] exceptional first novel by an author with a great future 1996 Sarah Zettel: "Reclamation" [Warner, Oct 1996] 1996 David Zindell: "The Wild" [Bantam Spectra] 1997 Kevin J. Anderson: "Ruins" [HarperPrism, Feb 1997] 1997 Poul Anderson: "The Fleet of Stars: [Tor] 1997 Patricia Anthony: "God's Fires" [Ace, Apr 1997] 1997 Kim Antineau: "The Gaia Websters" [Roc] 1997 William Barton: "Acts of Conscience" [Warner, Jan 1997] 1997 William Barton & Michael Capobianco: "Alpha Centauri" [Avon, July 1997] 1997 Stephen Baxter: "Titan" [UK: Voyager; US: HarperPrism] hard SF 1997 Greg Bear: "/Slant" [UK: Legend; US: Tor, July 1997] Finalist for 1998 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best SF Novel (2nd Place) Nanotechnology transforms human society 1997 Alfred Bester: "Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester" [Vintage, Dec 1997] intro by Robert Silverberg to posthumous collection 1997 Damien Broderick: "The White Abacus" [Avon] 1997 Steven Brust & Emma Bull: "Freedom and Necessity" [Del Rey, Feb 1997] 1997 Orson Scott Card & Keith Ferrell, eds.: "Black Mist and Other Japanese Futures" [Daw, Jan 1997] 5 novellas 1997 C. J. Cherryh: "Finity's End" [Warner] 1997 Arthur C. Clarke: "3001: The Final Odyssey" [Del Rey, Mar 1997] 1997 Brenda Clough: "How Like a God" [Tor, Mar 1997] 1997 John Cramer: "Einstein's Bridge" [Avon, Jun 1997] 1997 Tony Daniel: "Earthling" [Tor, Dec 1997] fix-up of 3 novellas into an epic novel 1997 J. R. Dunn: "Days of Cain" [Avon, Aug 1997] 1997 Greg Egan: "Diaspora" [UK: Millennium; US: HarperPrism] Humans in future struggle between traveling inwards (virtual rwality) and traveling outwards (starships) 1997 Greg Egan: "Axiomatic" [HarperPrism, Dec 1997] 18 stories 1997 Kate Elliott: "King's Dragon" [DAW, Feb 1997] Fantasy Finalist for 1997 Nebula Award for Best Novel 1997 Robert L. Forward: "Saturn Rukh" [Tor, Mar 1997] 1997 Dan Gallagher: "The Pleistocene Redemption" [Cypress House Press] genetic war and ice-age giant mammals revived 1997 James Alan Gardner: "Expendable" [AvoNova, July 1997] 1997 Amitav Ghosh: "The Calcutta Chromosome" [UK: Picador; US: Avon] 1997 Molly Gloss: "The Dazzle of Day" [Tor, July 1997] Winner of "BEst Work of Fiction Published in 1997 by a Writer Living in the Western USA" by PEN Center USA West 1997 Kathleen Ann Goonan: "Mississippi Blues" [Tor, Dec 1997] sequel to Queen City Jazz 1997 Terence Green: "Blue Limbo" [Tor, Jan 1997] 1997 Joe Haldeman: "Forever Peace" [Ace] Winner of 1998 Hugo Award for Best Novel Winner of 1998 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best SF Novel 1997 Peter F. Hamilton: "The Reality Dysfunction" [Macmillan; Warner Aspect] 1997 Elizabeth Hand: "Glimmering" [HarperPrism] 1997 John Kessel: "Corrupting Dr. Nice" [Tor, Feb 1997] 1997 John Kessel: "The Pure Product" [Tor, Dec 1997] story collection 1997 Jonathan Lethem: "As She Climbed Across the Table" [Doubleday, Mar 1997] 1997 Ian R. MacLeod: "The Great Wheel" [?] Winner of Locus Award for Best First Novel 1997 Susan Matthews: "An Exchange of Hostages" [Avon, Apr 1997] 1997 Jack McDevitt: "Eternity Road" [HarperPrism] 1997 Vonda McIntyre: "The Moon and the Sun" [Pocket Books, Sep 1997] Finalist for 1997 Nebula Award for Best Novel 1997 Walter M. Miller, Jr. & Terry Bisson: "St.Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman" [UK: Orbit; US: Bantam] sequel to A Canticle for Leibowitz 1997 Elizabeth Moon: "Phases" [Baen, Dec 1997] 15 stories 1997 Linda Nagata: "Deception Well" [Bantam Spectra, Feb 1997] 1997 Larry Niven: "Destiny's Road" [Tor, Jun 1997] 1997 Tim Powers: "Earthquake Weather" [?] Winner of Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel 1997 Paul Preuss: "Secret Passages" [Tor] Finalist for 1998 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best SF Novel (3rd Place) 1997 Philip Pullman: "The Subtle Knife" [Random House, July 1997] 1997 Kim Stanley Robinson: "Antarctica" [Voyager] 1997 Spider Robinson: "Lifehouse" [Baen, Apr 1997] 1997 Robert Sawyer: "Frameshift" [Tor, May 1997] Finalist for 1998 Hugo Award for Best Novel (4th Place) 1997 Melissa Scott: "Dreaming Metal" [Tor] 1997 Charles Sheffield: "Tomorrow and Tomorrow" [Bantam, Jan 1997] 1997 Dan Simmons: "The Rise of Endymion" [Bantam Spectra] Winner of Locus Award for Best Novel Finalist for 1998 Hugo Award for Best Novel (3rd Place): 1997 John Stith: "Reckoning Infinity" [Tor, Apr 1997] Winner of Colorado Authors' League Top Hand Award for Best Genre Novel 1997 Theodore Sturgeon: "Thunder and Roses: Volume IV, The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon" [North Atlantic Books, Dec 1997] stories from 1946-1948 1997 Tricia Sullivan: "Someone to Watch Over Me" [UK: Orion; US: Bantam Spectra] 1997 Michael Swanwick: "Jack Faust" [?] Finalist for 1998 Hugo Award for Best Novel (5th Place) 1997 Sherri S. Tepper: "The Family Tre" [Avon] 1997 Walter John Williams: "City on Fire" [HarperCollins, Jan 1997] Finalist for 1997 Nebula Award for Best Novel Finalist for 1998 Hugo Award for Best Novel (2nd Place): far future Earth an overpopulated patchwork of nations dependant on the "Plasm" technology; dramatic doings among the power elite and entertainers and psychics 1997 Jack Williamson: "The Black Sun" [Tor] 1997 David Wolverton: "Lords of the Seventh Swarm" [Tor, July 1997] 1997 N. Lee Wood: "Faraday's Orphans" [UK: Gollancz; US: Ace] 1997 Sarah Zettel: "Fool's War" [Warner Aspect] 1998 Kevin Anderson & Kristine Kathryn Rusch: "Afterimage/Aftershock" [Meisha Merlin, July 1998] omnibus of 2 novels, trade paperback 1998 Poul Anderson: "Starfarers" [Tor, Nov 1998] harcover 1998 Mark Anthony: "The Last Rune #1: Beyond the Pale" [Bantam Spectra, Nov 1998] trade paperback 1998 Catherine Asaro: "The Radiant Seas" [Tor, Dec 1998] hardcover 1998 Wayne Barlow: "Barlow's Inferno" [Morpheus International, Nov 1998] art book, trade paperback 1998 John Barnes: "Apostrophes and Apocalypses" [Tor, Dec 1998] story collection, hardcover 1998 William Barton & Michael Capobianco: "White Light" [Avon Eos, Oct 1998] hardcover 1998 Stephen Baxter: "Moonseed" [UK: ?; HarperPrism, Nov 1998] hardcover 1998 Peter S. Beagle: "Giant Bones" [Roc] Nominated for 1998 World Fantasy Award for Best Collection Nominated for 1998 Mythopoeic Society Award (for Adult Fantasy Literature) 1998 Joan Bertin: "The Last Dragonlord" [Tor, Dec 1998] hardcover 1998 Michael Bishop: "Time Pieces" [Edgewood Press, July 1998] Science Fiction POETRY, trade paperback 1998 Robert Bloch: "Robert Bloch's Psychos" [Pocket, Jan 1998] original anthology 1998 Anthony Boucher: "The Complete Anthony Boucher" [NESFA Press, Nov 1998] posthumously edited story collection, hardcover 1998 Ben Bova: "Sam Gunn Forever" [Avon Eos, Dec 1998] story collection 1998 Ray Bradbury: "Driving Blind" [Avon] Nominated for 1998 World Fantasy Award for Best Collection 1998 Ray Bradbury: "Ahmed and the Oblivion Machines: A Fable" [Avon, Dec 1998] Young Adult, hardcover 1998 Kirsten Britain: "Green Rider" [Daw, Nov 1998] hardcover 1998 Stephen Brust: "Dragon" [Tor, Nov 1998] hardcover 1998 Octavia Butler: "Parable of the Talents" [Seven Stories Press, Nov 1998] sequel to "Parable of the Sower" 1998 A. S. Byatt: "The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye" [Random House] Nominated for 1998 Mythopoeic Society Award (for Adult Fantasy Literature) 1998 Pat Cadigan: "Tea from an Empty Cup" [UK: ?; Tor, Oct 1998] hardcover 1998 Orson Scott Card (ed.): "Future on Ice" [Tor, Oct 1998] hardcover 1998 Brian Cholfin (ed.): "The Best of Crank!" [Tor, Sep 1998] hardcover 1998 Basil Copper: "Whispers in the Night" [Fedogan & Bremer, Aug 1998] story collection, hardcover 1998 Jack Dann: "Counting Coup" [HarperCollins Australia, Voyager] trade paperback 1999 Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling (eds.): "Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers" [HarperPrism, Oct 1998] trade paperback 1998 Avram Davidson: "The Avram Davidson Treasury" [Tor, Oct 1998] posthumous story collection, hardcover 1998 Charles de Lint: "Trader" [Tor] Nominated for 1998 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel Nominated for the 1998 Prix Aurora (Canadian SF & Fantasy) for Best Long-Form Work in English Nominated for 1998 Mythopoeic Society Award (for Adult Fantasy Literature) 1998 Paul Di Filippo: "Fractal Paisleys" [Four Walls Eight Windows] Nominated for 1998 World Fantasy Award for Best Collection 1998 Paul Di Filippo: "Lost Pages" [Four Walls Eight Windows, Oct 1998] story collection, trade paperback 1998 Gardner Dozois (ed.): "Modern Classics of Fantasy" [St.Martin's] Nominated for 1998 World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology 1998 Gardner Dozois (ed.): "The Good Old Stuff" [St.Martin's/Griffin, Dec 1998] trade paperback 1998 Dave Duncan: "The Gilded Chain" [Avon Eos, Nov 1998] hardcover 1998 David Eddings & Leigh Eddings: "The Riven Codex" [UK: ?; Ballantine Del Rey, Oct 1998] nonfiction game-related, hardcover 1998 Bob Eggleton & Nigel Suckling: "The Book of Sea Monsters" [Science Fiction Book Club, Sep 1998] Art Book, hardcover 1998 Raymond E. Feist: "Krondor: The Betrayal" [Avon Eos, Nov 1998] hardcover 1998 Cathy Fenner & Arnie Fenner (eds.): "Spectrum 5: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art" [Underwood Books, Sep 1998] Art Book, hardcover and trade paperback 1998 Jeffrey Ford: "The Physiognomy" [Avon] Nominated for 1998 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel 1998 Jocelin Foxe: "The Wild Hunt: Vengeance Moon" [Avon Eos, Sep 1998] 1998 Leo Frankowski: "Conrad's Quest for Rubber" [Ballantine Del Rey, Dec 1998] 1998 C. S. Friedman: "This Alien Shore" [Daw, Sep 1998] hardcover 1998 Brian Froude: "Good Faeries/Bad Faeries" [Simon & Schuster, Oct 1998] Art Book, hardcover 1998 Neil Gaiman: "Neverwhere" [Avon] Nominated for 1998 Mythopoeic Society Award (for Adult Fantasy Literature) 1998 Neil Gaiman: "Smoke & Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions" [Avon, Nov 1998] story collection, hardcover 1998 Martin Gardner: "Visitors from Oz: The Wild Adventures of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Woodsman in the United States" [St.Martin's, Nov 1998] hardcover 1998 Edward Gorey: "The Haunted Tea Cozy" [Harcourt Brace, Nov 1998] Art Book, hardcover 1998 Martin H. Greenberg (ed.): "Lord of the Fantastic: Stories in Honor of Roger Zelazny" [Avon Eos, Sep 1998] trade paperback 1998 Nicola Griffith & Stephen Pagels (eds.): "Bending the Landscape: Fantasy" [White Wolf Borealis] Winner of the 1998 Lambda Literary Award (Best SF/Fantasy) Nominated for 1998 World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology 1998 Nicola Griffith & Stephen Pagels (eds.): "Bending the Landscape: Science Fiction" [Overlook Press, Sep 1998] hardcover 1998 Laurell K. Hamilton: "Blue Moon" [Ave, Nov 1998] Horror 1998 Elizabeth Hand: "Last Summer at Mars Hill" [Harperprism, Sep 1998] story collection, trade paperback 1998 Charles Harness: "An Ornament to His profession" [NESFA Press, Aug 1998] story collection, hardcover 1998 Harry Harrison: "Stars and Stripes Forver" [UK: ?; Ballantine Del Rey, Oct 1998] hardcover 1998 Howard Hendrix: "Standing Wave" [Ace, Sep 1998] 1998 Yvonne Howell: "Apocalyptic Realism: The Science Fiction of Boris and Arkady Strugatsky [Lang, Jan 1998] nonfiction 1998 Don Hutchison (ed.): "Northern Frights 4 [Mosaic Press] Nominated for 1998 World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology 1998 Alexander Jablakov: "Deepdrive" [Avon Eos, Sep 1998] 1998 Harvey Jacobs: "American Goliath" [St.Martin's] Nominated for 1998 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel 1998 K. W. Jeter: "Noir" [Bantam, Nov 1998] hardcover 1998 Oliver Johnson: "Nations of the Night" [Penguin/Rox, Dec 1998] trade paperback 1998 Diana Wynne Jones: "Dark Lord of Darkholm" [Morrow Greenwillow, Oct 1998] Young Adult 1998 Diana Wynne Jones: "The Tough Guide to Fantasyland" [Daw, Dec 1998] nonfiction/criticism 1998 Gwyneth Jones: "Phoenix Cafe" [Tor, Jan 1998] 3rd of "White Queen" trilogy 1998 Stephen Jones & David Sutton (eds.): "Dark Terrors 3" [Gollancz] Nominated for 1998 World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology 1998 Robert Jordan: "The Path of Daggers" [Tor, Nov 1998] hardcover 1998 Guy Gavriel Kay: "Sailing to Sarantium" [Viking Canada, Sep 1998; HarperPrism, Mar 1999] hardcover 1998 Patricia Kennealy-Morrison: "Deer's Cry" [HarperPrism, Nov 1998] hardcover 1998 Katharine Kerr: "The Black Raven" [Bantam Spectra, Dec 1998] trade paperback 1998 Stephen King: "Bag of Bones" [Simon & Schuster/Scribner, Sep 1998] hardcover Horror 1998 Kathe Koja: "Extremities" [Four Walls Eight Windows, Oct 1998] hardcover story collection 1998 Nancy Kress: "Maximum Light" [Tor, Jan 1998] SF thriller 1998 Nancy Kress: "Stinger" [Tor/Forge, Oct 1998] mainstream hardcover 1998 Mercedes Lackey & Larry Dixon: "Owlsight" [Daw, Oct 1998] hardcover 1998 Stephen R. Lawhead: "The Iron Lance" [HarperPrism, Dec 1998] hardcover 1998 Murray Leinster: "First Contacts: The Essential Murray Leinster" [NESFA Press, Aug 1998] hardcover posthumous story collection 1998 Jane Lindskold: "Changer" [Avon Eos, Dec 1998] 1998 Holly Lisle: "Diplomacy of Wolves" [Warner Aspect, Nov 1998] trade paperback 1998 Roger Luckhurst: "The Angle Between Two Walls: The Fiction of J. G. Ballard" [St.Martin's, Jan 1998] nonfiction 1998 Paul J. McAuley: "The Invisible Country" [Avon Eos, Dec 1998] trade paperback story collection 1998 Wil McCarthy: "Bloom" [Ballantine Del Rey, Sep 1998] hardcover 1998 Maureen F. McHugh: "The Mission Child" [Avon Eos, Dec 1998] hardcover ISBN 0-380-97456-8 abandoned colony world plagued by first visitors from Earth in centuries 1998 Patricia A. McKillip: "Song for the Basilisk" [Ace, Sep 1998] hardcover 1998 Brian McNaughton: "The Throne of Bones" [Terminal Fright] Nominated for 1998 World Fantasy Award for Best Collection 1998 Melissa Michaels: "Sister to the Rain" [Penguin/Roc, Oct 1998] 1998 Laura Mixon: "Proxies" [Tor, Sep 1998] hardcover 1998 Elizabeth Moon: "Rules of Engagement" [Baen, Dec 1998] hardcover 1998 Walter Mosley: "Blue Light" [Little Brown, Oct 1998] hardcover 1998 Kim Newman: "Judgment of Tears: Anno Dracula 1959" [Carroll & Graf, Nov 1998] hardcover Horror 1998 Patrick Nielsen Hayden (ed.): "Starlight 2" [Tor, Nov 1998] hardcover 1998 Andre Norton: "Scent of Magic" [Avon Eos, Oct 1998] hardcover 1998 Joyce Carol Oates: "The Collector of Hearts" [Penguin/Dutton, Nov 1998] hardcover 1998 Patrick O'Leary: "The Gift" [Tor] Nominated for 1998 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel Nominated for 1998 Mythopoeic Society Award (for Adult Fantasy Literature) 1998 Michael H. Payne: "The Blood Jaguar" [Tor, Dec 1998] 1998 Tamora Pierce: "Circle of Magic: Daja's Book" [Scholastic, Sep 1998] hardcover Young Adult 1998 Aruro Perez-Reverte: "The Club Dumas" [Harcourt Brace, Jan 1998] Dark Fantasy Nominated for 1998 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel 1998 Terry Pratchett: "Hogfather" [HarperPrism, Nov 1998] hardcover 1998 Mike Resnick: "The Widowmaker Unleashed" [Bantam Spectra, Sep 1998] 1998 Anne Rice: "The Vampire Armand" [Random House/Knopf, Oct 1998] hardcover Horror 1998 Michael A. Riley: "Oz and Beyond: The Fantasy World of L. Frank Baum" [University Press of Kansas, Jan 1998] nonfiction 1998 Kristine Kathryn Rusch: "The Fey: Victory" [Bantam Spectra, Nov 1998] 1998 Geoff Ryman: "253" [St.Martin's, Oct 1998] mainstream trade paperback 1998 Jose Saramago: "Blindness" [Harcourt Brace, Sep 1998] hardcover 1998 Pamela Sargent: "Climb the Wind" [HarperPrism, Dec 1998] hardcover 1998 Felicity Savage: "Ever, Part Two: The Daemon in the Machine" [Harperprism, Jan 1998] part of alternate reality Demon trilogy 1998 Elizabeth Ann Scarborough: "The Lady in the Loch" [Ace, Dec 1998] hardcover 1998 Robert Silverberg: "Legends" [Tor, Oct 1998] harcover 1998 John Mason Skipp: "Peekaboo" [Obsidian Books" [Aug 1998] hardcover Horror 1998 Joan Slonczewski: "The Children Star" [Tor, Sep 1998] hardcover 1998 S. P. Somtow: "Tagging the Moon" [Night Shade Books" [Oct 1998] hardcover story collection 1998 Brian Stableford: "Inherit the Earth" [Tor, Sep 1998] hardcover 1998 Bruce Sterling: "Distraction" [Bantam Spectra, Dec 1998] hardcover ISBN 0-553-10484-5 Satire of politically disintegrated United States in which anarchy and biotechnology collide and collude 1998 James Stoddard: "The High House" [Warner Aspect" [Dec 1998] 1998 Theodore Sturgeon: "The Perfect Host: The Complete Short Stories of Theodore Sturgeon, Vol.5" [North Atlantic Books, Sep 1998] hardcover Story collection 1998 Michael Swanwick: "A Geography of Unknown Lands" [Tigereyes Press] Nominated for 1998 World Fantasy Award for Best Collection 1998 Jim Turner: "Eternal Lovecraft: The Persistence of HPL in Popular Culture" [Golden Gryphon Press, Oct 1998] nonfiction/criticism, hardcover 1998 John Varley: "The Golden Globe" [Ace, Oct 1998] hardcover 1998 Don Webb: "The Double: An Investigation" [St.Martin's, Oct 1998] Horror, hardcover 1998 David Weber: "Honor Harrington: Echoes of Honor" [Baen, Oct 1998] hardcover 1998 Margaret Weis, ed.: "A Magic Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic" [Warner Aspect, Jan 1998] Fantasy reprint anthology 1998 Angus Wells: "The Guardian" [UK: ?; Bantam Spectra, Oct 1998] 1998 Michelle West: "The Uncrowned King" [Daw, Sep 1998] 1998 James White: "Mind Changer" [Tor, Oct 1998] hardcover 1998 Connie Willis: "To Say Nothing of the Dog" [Bantam Spectra, Jan 1998] P.G. Wodehouse and Jerome K. Jerome spoof in time travel quest 1998 Gahan Wilson: "The Cleft and Other Odd Tales" [Tor, Nov 1998] Story Collection, hardcover 1998 F. Paul Wilson: "The Barrens and Others" [Tor/Forge, Dec 1998] Story Collection, hardcover 1998 Douglas E. Winter (ed.): "Millennium" [a.k.a. "Revelations"] [Voyager; HarperPrism] Nominated for 1998 World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology 1998 Dave Wolverton (ed.): "L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XIV" [Bridge, Oct 1998] 1998 Chelsea Quinn Yarbro: "Blood Roses" [Tor, Oct 1998] Horror, hardcover 1998 Jane Yolen & Bruce Coville: "Armageddon Summer" [Harcourt Brace, Sep 1998] Young Adult, hardcover 1998 George Zebrowski: "Brute Orbits" [HarperPrism, Sep 1998] hardcover 1998 George Zebrowski: "The One-Armed Queen" [Tor, Nov 1998] hardcover 1998 Sarah Zettel: "Playing God" [Warner Aspect, Nov 1998] hardcover 1998 David Zindell: "War in Heaven" [Bantam Spectra, Jan 1998] 3rd book of "Requiem for Homo Sapiens" trilogy 1998 {much more TO BE DONE} 1999 Brian Aldiss: "In the Twinkling of an Eye" [St.Martin's, Apr 99] autobiography 1999 Constance Ash: "Not of Woman Born" [Penguin/Roc, Mar 1999] 1999 A. A. Attanasio: "The Serpent and the Grail" [HarperPrism, Apr 1999] trade paperback 1999 Kage Baker: "Sky Coyote" [Harcourt Brace, Feb 1999] hardcover 1999 John Barnes: "Finity" [Tor, Mar 1999] hardcover 1999 Stephen Baxter: "Vacuum Diagrams" [UK: ?; HarperPrism, Jan 1999] trade paperback 1999 Gregory Benford: "Deep Time" [Avon Bard, Feb 1999] anthology + nonfiction 1999 Richard Bowes: "Minions of the Moon" [Tor, Feb 1999] hardcover 1999 Marion Zimmer Bradley: "Traitor's Sun" [Daw, Jan 1999] hardcover 1999 Melvin Jules Bukiet: "Signs and Wonders" [Picador, Mar 1999] hardcover 1999 Chris Bunch: "The Warrior King" [Warner Aspect, Feb 1999] trade paperback 1999 Orson Scott Card: "Enchantment" [Ballantine Del Rey, Apr 1999] hardcover 1999 Jeffrey A. Carver: "The Flying Dutchman" [Tor, June 1999] hardcover 1999 C. J. Cherryh: "Fortress of Owls" [HarperPrism, Jan 1999] hardcover 1999 Arthur C. Clarke: "Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds: Collected Works 1944-1998" [St.Martin's, May 1999] nonfiction, hardcover 1999 Storm Constantine: "Scenting Hallowed Blood" [UK: ?; Meisha Merlin, June 1999] Horror, trade paperback 1999 Paul Cook: "The Engines of Dawn" [Penguin/Roc, Feb 1999] 1999 Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling (eds.): "Silver Birch, Blood Moon" [Avon, Mar 1999] trade paperback 1999 Avram Davidson: "The Investigations of Avram Davidson" [St.Martin's, Feb 1999] posthumous story collection, hardcover 1999 Charles de Lint: "Moonlight and Vines" [Tor, Jan 1999] story collection, hardcover 1999 Tom Deitz: "Bloodwinter" [Bantam Spectra, Apr 1999] trade paperback 1999 Samuel Delany: "Shorter Views" [University Press of New England/ Wesleyan, Apr 1999] nonfiction/criticism, trade paperback & hardcover 1999 Stephen Donaldson: "Reave the Just and Other Tales" [UK: ?; Bantam Spectra, Jan 1999] story collection, hardcover 1999 Debra Doyle & James D. Macdonald: "The Stars Asunder" [Tor, June 1999] hardcover 1999 Gardner Dozois (ed.): "The Good New Stuff" [St.Martin's/Griffin, Jan 1999] trade paperback 1999 Kate Elliott: "The Burning Stone" [Daw, Apr 1999] hardcover 1999 P. N. Elron: "The Dark Sleep" [Ace, June 1999] Horror, hardcover 1999 David Farland [pseudonym for Dave Wolverton]: "The Runelords #2" [Tor, May 1999] hardcover 1999 David Feintuch: "Patriarch's Hope" [Warner Aspect, May 1999] hardcover 1999 Marina Fitch: "The Border" [Ace, Jan 1999] 1999 Lynn Flewwlling: "Traitor's Moon" [Bantam Spectra, May 1999] 1999 Kate Forsyth: "The Pool of Two Moons" [UK: ?; Penguin/Roc, Mar 1999] 1999 Neil Gaiman: "Stardust" [UK: ?; Avon/Spike Feb 1999] hardcover 1999 James Alan Gardner: "Vigilant" [Avon Eos, Mar 1999] 1999 James Glass: "Shanji" [Baen, Mar 1999] 1999 Molly Gloss: "In a Wild Wood" [Tor/Forge, Spring 1999] 1999 Terry Goodkind: "Soul of the Fire" [Tor, Mar 1999] hardcover 1999 Phyllis Gotleib: "Violent Stars" [Tor, May 1999] hardcover 1999 Martin H. Greenberg (ed.): "My Favorite Science Fiction Story" [Daw, Mar 1999] anthology 1999 Barbara Hambly: "Dragonshadow" [Ballantine Del Rey, Mar 1999] hardcover 1999 Peter F. Hamilton: "A Second Chance at Eden" [Warner Aspect, Jan 1999] story collection 1999 Elizabeth Hand: "Black Light" [UK: ?; HarperPrism, Apr 1999] story collection, trade paperback 1999 David G. Hartwell & Glenn Grant (eds.): "Northern Suns" [Tor, Apr 1999] hardcover 1999 David G. Hartwell (ed.): "Year's Best SF 4" [HarperPrism, June 1999] 1999 Robin Hobb: "The Mad Ship" [UK: ?; Bantam Spectra, Apr 1999] hardcover 1999 James P. Hogan: "Outward Bound" [Tor, Feb 1999] hardcover 1999 Tanya Huff: "The Quartered Sea" [Daw, May 1999] 1999 Brian Jacques: "Marlfox" [Punam/Philomel, Feb 1999] hardcover Young Adult 1999 Diana Wynne Jones: "Deep Secret" [Tor, March 1999] hardcover 1999 J. V. Jones: "A Cavern of Black Ice" [Warner Aspect, March 1999] hardcover 1999 Stephen Jones (ed.): "The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror: Volume Nine" [Carroll & Graf, Feb 1999] hardcover and trade paperback 1999 J. Gregory Keyes: "A Calculus of Angels" [Ballantine Del Rey, May 1999] trade paperback 1999 Gabriel King: "The Golden Cat" [Ballantine Del Rey, May 1999] hardcover 1999 Dean Koontz: "Seize the Night" [Bantam, Feb 1999] hardcover Horror 1999 Dean Koontz: "Stormfront" [Bantam, June 1999] Horror 1999 Mercedes Lackey: "The Black Swan" [Daw, May 1999] hardcover 1999 Joe Lansdale: "Delerium" [Penguin/Roc, June 1999] 1999 Adam Lee (pseudonym of A. A. Attanasio): "Octoberland" [Avon Eos, Apr 1999] trade paperback 1999 Gentry Lee: "Double Full Moon Night" [Bantam Spectra, Mar 1999] hardcover 1999 Stephen Leight: "The Speaking Stones" [Avon Eos, Mar 1999] 1999 John Marco: "The Jackal of Nar" [Bantam Spectra, Mar 1999] trade paperback 1999 George R. R. Martin: "A Clash of Kings" [Bantam Spectra, Feb 1999] hardcover 1999 Lisa Mason: "Pangaea" [Bantam Spectra, June 1999] hardcover 1999 Susan R. Matthews: "Hour of Judgment" [Avon Eos, Jan 1999] 1999 Anne McCaffrey: "Nimisha's Ship" [Ballantine Del Rey, Feb 1999] hardcover 1999 Jamil Nasir: "Tower of Dreams" [Bantam Spectra, Jan 1999] 1999 Larry Niven: "Rainbow Mars" [Tor, Mar 1999] hardcover 1999 Lisanne Norman: "Dark Nadir" [Daw, Mar 1999] 1999 O {TO BE DONE} 1999 Fiona Patton: "The Granite Shield" [Daw, June 1999] 1999 Diana Paxon: "The Hallowed Isle: The Book of the Sword" [Avon Eos, Feb 1999] trade paperback 1999 Q {TO BE DONE} 1999 Robert Reed: "The Dragons of Springplace" [Golden Gryphon Press, Mar 1999] harcover story collection 1999 Frank M. Robinson: "Waiting" [Tor, Apr 1999] hardcover 1999 Selina Rosen: "Memories Lost" [Meisha Merlin, May 1999] trade paperback 1999 Rudy Rucker: "Seek" [Four Walls Eight Windows, Mar 1999] hardcover story collection 1999 Robert Sheckley: "Godshome" [Tor, Jan 1999] hardcover 1999 Lucius Shepard: "Barnacle Bill the Spacer" [Four Walls Eight Windows, Mar 1999[ hardcover story collection 1999 Sharon Shinn: "Wrapt in Crystal" [Ace, May 1999] trade paperback 1999 Robert Silverberg (ed.): "Far Horizons: The Great Worlds of Science Fiction" [Avon Eos, June 1999] hardcover 1999 Dan Simmons: "The Crook Factory" [Avon, Feb 1999] hardcover mainstream with Fantasy elements 1999 Nancy Springer (ed.): "Prom Night" [Daw, May 1999] 1999 Allen Steele: "Sex and Violence in Zero Gee" [Meisha Merlin, Jan 1999] trade paperback story collection 1999 S. M. Stirling: "Against the Tide of Years" [Penguin/Roc, May 1999] 1999 S. Andrew Swann: "Fearful Symmetries" [Daw, Apr 1999] 1999 George Turner: "Down There in the Darkness" [Tor, May 1999] hardcover 1999 Harry Turtledove: "Colonization: Book One: Second Contact" [Ballantine Del Rey, Feb 1999] hardcover 1999 U {TO BE DONE} 1999 Vernor Vinge: "A Deepness in the Sky" [Tor, Feb 1999] hardcover 1999 Kate Waitman: "The Divided" [Ballantine Del Rey, Feb 1999] trade paperback 1999 Catherine Wells: "Beyond the Gates" [Penguin/Roc, June 1999] 1999 K. D. Wentworth: "Black on Black" [Baen, Feb 1999] 1999 Jack Whyte: "Metamorphosis" [UK: ?; Tor/Forge, June 1999] hardcover 1999 Kate Wilhelm: "Defense for the Devil" [St.Martin's, Apr 1999] Anthology, hardcover 1999 Walter John Williams: "The Rift" [Harperprism, May 1999] hardcover 1999 Jack Williamson: "The Silicon Dagger" [Tor, Apr 1999] hardcover 1999 Connie Willis (ed.): "Nebula Awards 33" [Harcourt Brace/Harvest, Apr 1999] Anthology, hardcover and trade paperback 1999 X {TO BE DONE} 1999 Y {TO BE DONE} 1999 Roger Zelazny & Jane Lindskold: "Lord Demon" [Avon Eos, May 1999] hardcover 1999 Sarah Zettel: "???" [Warner Aspect, Nov 1999] hardcover 2000 Hugo and Nebula winners and nominees: {TO BE DONE} 2000 Lynn Abbey [full name Marilyn Lorraine Abbey] (1948- ): * Forgotten Realms: The Nether Scroll [Wizards of the Coast, Sep 2000] ISBN 0-7869-1566-8, $6.99, 311pp, paperback, Alan Pollack cover art) [Forgotten Realms: Lost Empires] Novelization adapted from role-playing games, ÒLost EmpiresÓ #4. * Out of Time [Ace, July 2000] ISBN 0-441-00751-1, $5.99, 311pp, paperback, Phil Howe cover art Contemporary Fantasy, protagonist is a librarian 2000 Dan Abnett: * Warhammer 40,000: First & Only (Games Workshop/Black Library, Mar 2000] first US edition, ISBN 0-671-78375-0, $6.95, 272pp, paperback, Kenson Low cover art) \ * Warhammer 40,000: GauntÕs Ghosts, Novelization adapted from role-playing game world * Warhammer 40,000: Ghostmaker [Black Library, May 2000, ISBN 1-84154-032-3, £5.99, 287pp, paperback, Martin Hanford cover art * Warhammer: Hammers of Ulric [co-authors Nik Vincent, James Wallis)] [Black Library, Apr 2000] ISBN 1-84154-033-1, £5.99, 320pp, paperback, Martin Hanford cover art 2000 Justin Achilli: World of Darkness: Giovanni [White Wolf, Apr 2000] ISBN 1-56504-826-1, $5.99, 267pp, trade paperback, John Van Fleet cover art, Novelization adapted from "Clan" role-playing games. 2000 Peter Ackroyd, full name Peter Warwick Ackroyd (1949-): The Plato Papers [Doubleday, Feb 2000] ISBN 0-385-49768-7, $21.95, 173pp, hardcover, Timothy Hsu cover art; SF/Satire novella, a Plato of 3700 AD analyzes his past, which includes our present with many insightful and/or hilarious misunderstandings. First US edition [London: Chatto & Windus, Apr 1999] 2000 Douglas Adams, full name Douglas Noel Adams (1952-2001): The Hitchhiker's Trilogy [omnibus edition] [Science Fiction Book Club #03306, June 2000] $14.98, 839pp, hardcover, Gary Ruddell cover art Reprint [Heinemann, 1995] as "The Hitch HikerÕs Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Five Parts" omnibus of all five novels in the series: * The HitchhikerÕs Guide to the Galaxy [1979] * The Restaurant at the End of the Universe [1980] * Life, the Universe and Everything [1982] * So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish [1984] * Mostly Harmless [1992] 2000 Richard Adams, full name Richard George Adams (1920-): * The Outlandish Knight [Severn House, Jan 2000] ISBN 0-7278-5496-8, £17.99, 249pp, harcover; Historical/Mainstream novel, by the author best known for Watership Down, featuring a family which is, [similar to "Forest Gump" or Woody Allen's "Zelig"] coincidently there at miscellaneous Historical turning points 2000 Joan Aiken, full name Joan Delano Aiken (1924-): * the "Wolves" Young-Adult Alternate History series of novels, set in an alternate version of the English History era of James III: * The Wolves of Willoughby Chase [Delacorte, Nov 2000] 1st of series ISBN 0-385-32790-0, $16.95, 181pp, hardcover, Edward Gorey cover art [Reprint of: Cape 1962] Illustrated by Pat Marriott and Patricia Eleanor Howard. * The Cuckoo Tree [Houghton Mifflin, Oct 2000] 5th of series ISBN 0-618-07023-0, $5.95, 289pp, trade paperback, Edward Gorey cover art [Reprint of: Cape 1971] * Dangerous Games [Delacorte, July 2000] 9th in series ISBN 0-440-41593-4, $4.99, 251pp, trade paperback, Christer Eriksson cover art; [Reprint of Delacorte, 1999] about Dido Twite * Limbo Lodge (Red Fox, Apr 2000] ISBN 0-09-926627-X, £3.99, 220pp, paperback, Mark Robertson cover art [Reprint of Delacorte, 1999, titled as "Dangerous Games" * The Stolen Lake [Houghton Mifflin, Oct 2000] ISBN 0-618-07020-6, $16.00, 314pp, trade paperback, Edward Gorey cover art [Reprint of Cape, 1981] 2000 R. V. Albon: Tales from the Vienna Woods [The Book Guild, Nov 2000] ISBN 1-85776-454-4, £8.95, 85pp, hardcover, Viccari Wheele cover art; Collection, 13 original folk tales, as if told to a traveller at a Vienna Woods inn, celverly in old style, as with Italo Calvino's "Italian Tales" [which hides one original among many classics]. 2000 Vivien Alcock (1924-): * The Monster Garden [Houghton Mifflin, Apr 2000] ISBN 0-618-00337-1, $4.95, 164pp, paperback, Barbara McClintock cover art [Reprint of: Methuen, 1988] Young-adult novel about genetic engineering. Brian W. Aldiss, full name Brian Wilson Aldiss (1925-): * Art After Apogee: The relationships between an idea, a story, and painting [co-author Rosemary Phipps] [Avernus, Aug 2000] ISBN 1-871503-07-8, £, 31+8pp, pamphlet, Brian Aldiss cover art; Chapbook combining AldissÕs story "Apogee Again" [originally published in the anthology moorcock@60.com, with comments by Aldiss and artist Rosemary Phipps] Also has 8 full-page, unpaginated illustrations, including black & white drawings by Aldiss and full-color paintings by Phipps. Signed, limited edition of 100. order from: Avernus 39 St. Andrews Road Old Headington Oxford OX3 9DL UK website: [www.brianwaldiss.com] * A Chinese Perspective [James Goddard, Aug 2000] no ISBN, £7.95, 72pp, SF novella [originally published in anthology Anticipations, 1978] Text revised; new introduction by Aldiss. First in a series of "Science Fiction Rediscoveries." Available from: James Goddard Flat 4 13 Lockwood St. Driffield East Yorkshire YO25 6RU, UK; or The Official Brian W. Aldiss Web site: [www.brianwaldiss.com]. * Non-Stop [Orion/Millennium, Sep 2000] ISBN 1-85798-998-8, £6.99, 241pp, trade paperback, Fred Gambino cover art; [Reprint of: Faber, 1958] classic Sciendce Fiction novel about exploration of a far-future flora-dominated Earth and Moon; Volume 33 in the "SF Masterworks" series. * When the Feast is Finished: A Memoir of Love and Bereavement [co-author Margaret Aldiss] [Little Brown/Warner UK, May 2000] ISBN 0-7515-2995-8, £7.99, 230pp, trade paperback, [Reprint of Little, Brown UK, 1999 as titled: "When the Feast is Finished: Reflections on Terminal Illness"] Memoir os an astonishing life in the orient, War, Science Fiction, and the wider worlds of literature and culture. * White Mars, or, The Mind Set Free [co-author Roger Penrose] [St. Martin's, Apr 2000] ISBN 0-312-25473-3, $23.95, 323pp, hardcover, Utopian SF novel of a fledgling Martian colony fallen out of communications with Earth. [First US edition of Little, Brown UK, Nov 1999] 2000 Buzz Aldrin (1930-): The Return [co-author John Barnes [Tor, May 2000] ISBN 0-312-87424-3, $25.95, 301pp, hardcover, Technothriller about space shuttle public relations flap, plus atomic war between India and Pakistan which puts the International Space Station at risk. Return to Top of Timeline 1990's Page

Major Films/TV of the Decade

with hotlinks to reviws see also Science Fiction Television series of the 1990s. 1990 The Abyss The Abyss The Abyss an English review 1990 Awakenings (okay, it's nonfiction, but depends on biochemistry, neurology) 1990 Back to the Future III 1990 Dances With Wolves (okay, it's a Western, but SF-like in exploration of non-Western culture) 1990 Edward Scissorhands 1990 Ghost (starring Demi Moore) 1990 Goodfellas (okay, a crime story, but I liked it) 1990 Gremlins II 1990 The Handmaid's Tale 1990 Jacob's Ladder 1990 Jesus of Montreal 1990 The Jetsons: The Movie 1990 Martians, Go Home (based on Frederic Brown book) 1990 Predator 2 Predator 2 1990 RoboCop II ROBOCOP II links to reviews RoboCop II 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [Juvenile] 1990 Total Recall 1990 Tremors 1990 The Witches 1990 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade [Fantasy] 1991 Edward Scissorhands [Fantasy] 1991 The Lawnmower Man The Lawnmower Man links to reviews The Lawnmower Man 1991 Robot Jox (mentioned only because of Joe Haldeman screenplay) Robot Jox 1991 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Star Trek VI 1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day Terminator 2 1992 Freejack [from the Robert Sheckley novel] Freejack links to 85 reviews Freejack @ videoflicks Freejack 1992 Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth Hellraiser III Encyclopedia by "Tripps" 1993 Brainscan Brainscan review by Ram Samudrala Brainscan 1993 Ghost in the Machine Ghost in the Machine links to 5 reviews Ghost in the Machine 1993 Robocop 3 ROBOCOP 3 links to reviews Robocop 3 1994 Body Snatchers [remake of Invasion of the Bodysnatchers] Body Snatchers 1994 Hardware Hardware links to 5 reviews Hardware 1994 The Mask [Comedy/Fantasy hit] 1994 No Escape No Escape links to 10 reviews No Escape 1994 Stargate Stargate (official) Stargate 1994 Star Trek: Generations Star Trek: Generations 1994 TekWar TekWar review 1994 TimeCop Timecop review by Ram Samudrala 1994 Tommyknockers Stephen King's Tommyknockers by a King completist 1995 The Addiction 1995 Arabian Knight 1995 Babe [smart animal genre] 1995 Balto [smart animal genre] 1995 Batman Forever 1995 Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh 1995 Casper [live/animated fantasy, partly shot in Altadena, California] 1995 Congo [smart killer apes] 1995 Dracula: Dead and Loving It [spoof] 1995 Dr. Jekyll & Ms. Hyde 1995 Fluke 1995 Gordy 1995 Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers 1995 Highlander: The Final Dimension 1995 The Indian in the Cupboard [my 8-year-old says "4 out of 10"] 1995 Interview with the Vampire 1995 Johnny Mnemonic [from the cyberpunk story by William Gibson] 1995 Judge Dredd Judge Dredd @ movieweb 1995 Jumanji [my 8-year-old says "not bad!] 1995 The Jungle Book [live action remake of animated film of book] 1995 Junior 1995 A Kid in King Arthur's Court 1995 The Lion King [vaguely Fantasy] 1995 Lord of Illusions 1995 The Mangler 1995 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers [my 8-year-old says "exciting, but not a good script] 1995 Mortal Kombat [from the video game, my 8-year-old says "great!"] 1995 In the Mouth of Madness 1995 Nadja 1995 The Pebble and the Penguin 1995 Pocahontas [vaguely Fantasy] 1995 Powder 1995 The Santa Clause [Fantasy] 1995 The Secret of Roan Innish [Fantasy] 1995 Species Species @ movieweb Species 1995 Strange Days 1995 The Swan Princess [Fantasy] 1995 Tales from the Crypt Presents Demon Knight 1995 Tales from the Hood 1995 Tall Tale 1995 Tank Girl [from Comic book] 1995 Three Wishes 1995 Toy Story [breakthrough computer animated feature] 1995 12 Monkeys [superior Time Travel film] 1995 A Vampire in Brooklyn [Eddie Murphy surprisingly scary] 1995 Village of the Damned Village of the Damned Village of the Damned @ ccacyber Village of the Damned @ mint.net 1995 Virtuosity [Virtual Reality unleashes serial killer] 1995 Waterworld [SF done dumb, looks good, makes no sense, cost $200,000,000] 1996 The Arrival The Arrival @ movieweb The Arrival links to 45 reviews The Arriva 1996 Independence Day Independence Day @ movieweb Independence Day 1996 Chain Reaction 1996 Doctor Who (TV) Doctor Who links to reviews Doctor Who 1996 Mars Attacks Mars Attacks @ movieweb Mars Attacks links to 85 reviews Mars Attacks 1997 MOVIES: REVIEWS OF SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY/HORROR FILMS OF 1997 1998 MOVIES: SNEAK PREVIEWS OF SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY/HORROR FILMS OF 1998 1999 MOVIES: SNEAK PREVIEWS OF SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY/HORROR FILMS OF 1999 Reviews of 1990's SF Movies Return to Top of Timeline 1990's Page
Other Key Dates and Stories of this Decade Jan 1990: US invades Panama, ousts Noriega 10 Jan 1990: Time Warner forms by merger 22 Jan 1990: Robert Tappan Morris convicted for 1988 Internet Worm 7 Feb 1990: Central Committee of Communist Party surrenders monopoly in USSR 11 Feb 1990: "Buster Douglas knocks out Mike Tyson for World Heavyweight Champion; Nelson mandela released from prison 11 Mar 1990: Lithuania declares independence from USSR 15 Mar 1990: Mikhail Gorbachev elected Executive President of Soviet Union 21 Mar 1990: Namibia becomes independent of South Africa 24 April Hubble Space Telescope launched by Space Shuttle Discovery 2 Aug 1990: Iraq invades Kuwait, Emperor Bush I soon launches Gulf War I 1 Nov 1990: Mary Robinson elected first woman President of Ireland 22 Nov 1990: Margaret Thatcher resigns as UK Prime Minister; Aristide elected President of Haiti {Many of the stories listed below were reprinted in "The Year's Best Science Fiction" collections, edited by Gardner Dozois [New York: St.Martin's Griffin]. Your Humble Webmaster would like to gratefully acknowledge the value of said annual collections for, in concert with "Locus", "SF Chronicle", "The New York Times", "The Los Angeles Times", and similar sources, nailing down some of the below chronologized events.} 1991 "Interzone" accelerates into a monthly SF magazine, the best in Great Britain 1993 "Science Fiction Age" launched as glossy, attractive, top-paying SF magazine (funded by "Sci-Fi Entertainment" publisher Sovereign Media) 1993 "Tomorrow Speculative Fiction" magazine launched by A. J. Budrys, immediately noted for uneven but often wonderful short fiction, despite small circulation (under 4,000) 1994 "Realms of Fantasy" launched as sister magazine to "SF Age", edited by insightful Shawna McCarthy 1994 Postage rates rise sharply in USA, almost every SF magazine has decline in revenues and subsequent slump in sales 1994 major SF editor Lou Aronica leaves Bantam, moves to Berkley 1995 major SF editor Lou Aronica leaves Berkley, becomes Publisher/Senior VP at Avon 1995 Jennifer Hershey (Bantam Spectra senior editor) becomes new Avon Executive Editor 1995 Ailing Christopher Schelling replaced as HarperPrism Executive Editor by John Douglas (Avon's Senior Editor 1983-1995) 1995 the late Isaac Asimov's Doubleday editor, Jennifer Brehl, becomes Avon's senior SF editor 1995 Owen Lock (once Editor-in-Chief at Del Rey) becomes VP/Editor of Ballentine Publishing Group 1995 Kuo-Yu Liang (once Sales Manager at Del Rey) becomes Associate Publisher of Del Rey and some sort of supervisor of SF lines in Ballentine Publishing Group 1995 revived "Galaxy" magazine quits hardcopy, turns into on-line SF magazine 1995 "Century" semi-pro SF magazine ambitiously launched 1995 "Beyond" magazine launched in Great Britain, then vanished 1995 "Cemetery Dance" horror magazine in hiatus (editor's health) 1995 David G. Hartwell still afloat with "The New York Review of Science Fiction" despite loss of staffers Jenna Felice, Gordon Van Gelder, Donald Keller, Robert Killheffer 1995 "New Legends" anthology, ed. Greg Bear [Tor] arguably best original anthology of year Fall 1995 John Kessel story "Some Like it Cold" in "Omni" Winter 1995 "Omni" magazine quits hardcopy, turns into on-line SF magazine Winter 1995 "Amazing Stories", born April 1926, officially dies, *sob* late 1995 "Pulphouse: A Fiction Magazine" and "Monad" shut down by publisher/editor/author Dean Wesley Smith 1995 Gregory Benford-edited book "Far Futures" [Tor Books] combines exceptional introductory essay and strong fiction 1995 "Nanodreams" anthology interesting, but editor peevishly cut out referenece to Your Humble Webmaster in one key fact article 1995 "Superheroes" anthology ed. John Varlkey & Ricia Mainhardt 1995 "Xanadu" fantasy anthology series, ed, Jane Yolen, dies after volume 3 Jan 1995 Terry Bisson story "There Are No Dead" in "Omni" Mar 1995 Pat Cadigan story "Death in the Promised Land" in "Omni Online" Mar 1995 Michael F. Flynn story "The Promise of God" in "F&SF" Mar 1995 Geoff Ryman story "Home" in "Interzone" Apr 1995 Robert Reed story "A Place With Shade" in "F&SF" Apr 1995 Maureen F. McHugh story "The Lincoln Train" in "F&SF" Apr 1995 Brian Stableford story "Mortimer Gray's History of Death" in "Asimov's SF" Jun 1995 James Patrick Kelly story "Think Like a Dinosaur" in "Asimov's SF" July 1995 Ursula K. Le Guin story "A Woman's Liberation" in "Asimov's SF" July 1995 Ian R. MacLeod story "Starship Day" in "Asimov's SF" Sep 1995 Greg Egan story "Luminous" in "Asimov's SF" Sep 1995 Dan Simmons story "Looking for Kelly Dahl" in "Omni Online" Oct 1995 Allen Steele story "The Death of Captain Future" in "Asimov's SF" Nov 1995 David Marusek story "We Were Out of our Minds with Joy" in "Asimov's SF" Nov 1995 Robert Reed novella "Aeon's Child" in "Asimov's SF" Nov 1995 Marc Laidlaw novella "Dankden" in "F&SF" Dec 1995 Mary Rosenblum's novella "The Doryman" in "Asimov's SF" Dec 1995 Garcia y Robinson novella "Seven Wonders" in "Asimov's SF" Winter 1995 Michael Swanwick story "Radio Waves" in "Omni" Winter 1995 Nancy Kress story "Feigenbaum's Number" in "Omni Online" 1996 "Aboriginal SF" rises from the dead 1996 Asimov's" and "Analog" both sold from Dell magazine chain to Connecticut-based Penny Press 1996 "F&SF" loses its national distributor 1996 single issue of revived "New Worlds" magazine 1996 "Rage" magazine launched by Larry Flynt Publications as an interesting cross between "Playboy", "Wired", and SF. Excellent editor buys long article from Your Humble Webmaster 1996 Anthology "War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches", ed. Kevin J. Anderson, [Bantam Spectra] several fine stories in the H. G. Wells' universe, as a centenary celebration 1996 Jim Cowan story "The Spade of Reason" in "Century 4" anthology 1996 Damien Broderick story "Schroedinger's Dog" in "Eidolon 22/23" [Australia] Jan 1996 Rob Chilson story "Teddy" in "Analog" Feb 1996 Karen Joy Fowler story "The Elizabeth Complex" in "Crank 6" Feb 1996 Ian McDonald story "Recording Angel" in "Interzone" Feb 1996 Mary Rosenblum novella "Gas Fish" in "Asimov's SF" Feb 1996 John Kessel story "The Miracle of Ivar Avenue" in "Intersections" anthology (and "Asimov's SF" Sep 1996) Finalist for 1997 Nebula Award for Best Novelette Feb 1996 Bruce Sterling story "Bicycle Repairman" in "Intersections" anthology [Tor] Mar 1996 Bruce Sterling novella "The Littlest Jackal" in "F&SF" Apr 1996 Lucius Shepard novella "Human History" in "Asimov's SF" Apr 1996 Howard Wornom novella "Puppy Love" in "F&SF" Apr 1996 Paul Levinson novelette "The Copyright Notice Case" in "Analog" Finalist for 1997 Nebula Award for Best Novelette Apr 1996 Karen Joy Fowler short story "The Elizabeth Complex" in "Crank!" Finalist for 1997 Nebula Award for Best Short Story Mar 1996 Gregory Benford story "Immersion" in "Science Fiction Age" Mar 1996 Stephen Baxter story "In the MSOB" in "Interzone" Mar 1996 Marianne Dyson story "The Shape of Things to Come" in "Analog" May 1996 Bud Sparhawk story "Primrose and Thorn" in "Analog" Finalist for 1997 Nebula Award for Best Novella May 1996 Jack McDevitt novella "Time Travellers Never Die" in "Asimov's SF" May 1996 Eleanor Arnason novelette "The Dog's Story" in "Asimov's SF" Finalist for 1997 Nebula Award for Best Novelette Jun 1996 Tony Daniel story "A Dry, Quiet War" in "Asimov's SF" Jun 1996 Paul Park story "The Last Homosexual" in "Asimov's SF" Jun 1996 Mike Resnick story "The Land of Nod" in "Asimov's SF" Jun 1996 Thomas E. Fuller & Brad Strickland "The God at Midnight" in "Realms of Fantasy" July 1996 Michael Cassutt story "The Longer Voyage" in "F&SF" July 1996 Jeffery Kooistra story "Snowball" in "Analog" July 1996 Jack Cady novella "Kilroy Was Here" in "F&SF" July 1996 George R. R. Martin novella "Blood of the Dragon" in "Asimov's SF" July 1996 Tom Ligon's novelette "Amateurs" in "Analog" July 1996 Stewart Von Allmen novelette "Saint Vitus Dances Eternity: A Sarajevo Ghost Story" in White Wolf July-Oct 1996 Robert J. Sawyer: "Starplex" [Ace, Oct 96] mind-expanding intelligent interstellar Hard SF thriller, with vast time-span and huge star-gates extruding green stars first ran as "Analog" serial Aug 1996 William Barton novelette "Changes" in "Aboriginal SF" Aug 1996 Jean Lamb novelette "Galley Slave" in "Analog" Aug 1996 Tony Daniel story "The Robot's Twilight Companion" in "Asimov's SF" Aug 1996 Stephen Dedman novelette "Never Seen by Waking Eyes" in "F&SF" Aug 1996 K. D. Wentworth story "Burning Bright" in "Aboriginal SF" Finalist for 1997 Nebula Award for Best Short Story Aug 1996 Peter D. Manison story "No Blood on My Hands" in "Analog" Aug 1996 Spider Robinson story "Orphans of Eden" in "Analog" Aug 1996 Kathleen M. Massie-Ferch story "United Powers" in "Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine" Sep 1996 Robert Reed story "Chrysalis" in "Asimov's SF" Finalist for 1997 Nebula Award for Best Novella Sep 1996 Michael Coney novelette "Werewolves in Sheep's Clothing" in "F&SF" Sep 1996 Robert Silverberg's novella "The Tree That Grew from the Sky" in "SF Age" Sep 1996 Andy Duncan's novelette "Liza and the Crazy Water Man" in "Starlight 1" anthology, ed. Patrick Nielsen Hayden, [Tor Books] Sep 1996 Gregory Feeley's story "The Weighing of Ayre" in "Starlight 1" anthology, ed. Patrick Nielsen Hayden, [Tor Books] Sep 1996 Maureen F. McHugh's story "The Cost to Be Wise" in "Starlight 1" anthology, ed. Patrick Nielsen Hayden, [Tor Books] Sep 1996 Martha Soukup's story "Waking Beauty" in "Starlight 1" anthology, ed. Patrick Nielsen Hayden, [Tor Books] Sep 1996 Michael Swanwick's story "The Dead" in "Starlight 1" anthology, ed. Patrick Nielsen Hayden, [Tor Books] Finalist for 1997 Nebula Award for Best Short Story Sep 1996 Jane Yolen's story "Sister Emily's Lightship" in "Starlight 1" anthology, ed. Patrick Nielsen Hayden, [Tor Books] Finalist for 1997 Nebula Award for Best Short Story Oct 1996 James P. Blaylock story "Thirteen Phantasms" in "Omni Online" Oct 1996 Susan Kroupa novelette "Scapegoat" in "Realms of Fantasy" Oct 1996 William F. Wu story "Nairich" in "Realms of Fantasy" Oct 1996 Ted Reynolds story "The Hammerpond Park Burglary" in "Analog" Oct 1996 Robert J. Sawyer story "Peking Man" in "Dark Destiny III" [White Wolf] Oct/Nov 1996 Nancy Kress story "The Flowers of Aulit Prison" in "Asimov's SF" Finalist for 1997 Nebula Award for Best Novelette Oct/Nov 1996 Steven Utley story "The Wind Over the World" in "Asimov's SF" Nov 1996 Jerry Oltion story "The Spectral Stardrive" in "Analog" Nov 1996 Gene Wolfe novelette "Try and Kill It" in "Asimov's SF" Nov 1996 Charles Sheffield story "The Lady Vanishes" in "Science Fiction Age" Nov 1996 Gardner Dozois & Michael Swanwick novella "The City of God" in "Asimov's SF" Nov 1996 Carolyn Ann Gilman novella "Candle in a Bottle" in "F&SF" Nov 1996 Nancy Kress novelette "The Flowers of Aulit Prison" in "Asimov's SF" Dec 1996 Robert Silverberg story "Death Do Us Part" in "Omni Online" Dec 1996 Jerry Oltion novella "Abandon in Place" in "F&SF" Finalist for 1997 Nebula Award for Best Novella Jan 1997 "Tomorrow Speculative Fiction" switches from print publication to on-line incarnation as "Tomorrow SF", immediately becomes perhaps the best on-line SF magazine Feb 1997 Tom Dupree leaves Bantam for Avon, replaced by Pat Lo Brutto (former Doubleday SF czar) Feb 1997 Michael A. Burstein novelette "Broken Symmetry" in "Analog" Feb 1997 Kent Patterson story "That Cruel Pauli Exclusion" in "F&SF" Feb 1997 James Alan Gardner novelette "Three Hearings on the Existence of Snakes in the Human Bloodstream" in "Asimov's SF" Finalist for 1997 Nebula Award for Best Novelette Mar 1997 William Sanders novelette "The Undiscovered" in "Asimov's SF" Finalist for 1997 Nebula Award for Best Novelette Mar 1997 Andy Duncan story "Beluthahatchie" in "Asimov's SF" Mar 1997 Leslie What story "Beside the Well" in "Bending the Landscape: Fantasy" [White Wolf] Mar 1997 Holly Wade Matter story "Water Snakes" in "Bending the Landscape: Fantasy" [White Wolf] Mar 1997 Richard Bowes story "In the House of the Man in the Moon" in "Bending the Landscape: Fantasy" [White Wolf] Mar 1997 L. S. Silverthorne story "Sound of Angels" in "Bending the Landscape: Fantasy" [White Wolf] Mar 1997 Gregory Feeley short story "The Crab Lice" in anthology "Alternate Tyrants" [Tor Books] Finalist for 1997 Nebula Award for Best Short Story 1997 Kristine Kathryn Rusch replaced at F&SF by Gordon Van Gelder Apr 1997 Paul Levinson novelette "The Mendelian Lamp Case" in "Analog" Apr 1997 Mary Soon Lee story "Universal Grammar" in "F&SF" Apr 1997 Rick Wilber story "Where Garagiola Waits" in "F&SF" May 1997 Paul Levinson novella "Loose Ends" in "Analog" Finalist for 1997 Nebula Award for Best Novella May 1997 Bill Johnson novelette "We Will Drink a Fish Together" in "Asimov's SF" Finalist for 1997 Nebula Award for Best Novelette Jun 1997 James Patrick Kelly story "Itsy Bitsy Spider" in "Asimov's SF" Finalist for 1997 Nebula Award for Best Short Story July 1997 Adam-Try Castro novella "The Funeral March of the Marionettes" in "F&SF" Finalist for 1997 Nebula Award for Best Novella July 1997 William Sander novelette "Words and Music" in "Asimov's SF" Sep 1997-Jan 1998 AvoNova stops publishing SF books, new editorial staff under Lou Aronica to launch new imprint Oct/Nov 1997 Allen Steele novella "...Where Angels Fear to Tread" in "Asimov's SF" Finalist for 1997 Nebula Award for Best Novella Dec 1997 Mike Resnick story "43 Antarean Dynasties" in "Asimov's SF" 1998 {to be done} 1999 {to be done} 2000 {to be done} Return to Top of Timeline 1990's Page

Major Science Fiction People Who Died this Decade

Year Age Person **** *** ****** 1990 73 Gertrude Asimov, first wife of Isaac Asimov 1990 77 Harry Altshuler, agent (literary) 1990 71 Joseph Payne Brennan, author (supernatural), poet 1990 74 Roald Dahl, author of children's books and adult horror 1990 64 Jose Durand, author (magical realism) 1990 78 Lawrence Durrell, author The Alexandria Quartet of novels 1990 65 Ed Emshwiller, artist (as "Emsh"), filmmaker (experimental) 1990 72 Stephen Frances, author/publisher 1990 76 John Fuller, author (unexplained phenomena) 1990 57 Win Gijsen, major SF author in Netherlands 1990 53 Jim Henson, artist (puppet, film/television) 1990 57 Donald Hutter, editor (books) 1990 89 Henrik Dahl Juve, author (pulps) 1990 55 B. Kliban, artist (cartoon) 1990 76 Mary Martin, actress (musical comedy, "Peter Pan") 1990 30 Lisa Novak, editor (Bantam Spectra) murdered 1990 61 Elizabeth Pearse, fan (ran art shows) 1990 73 Walker Percy, author of novel "Love in the Ruins" 1990 57 Manuel Puig, author (magical realism) 1990 38 David Rappaport, actor (British, TV/film, "Time Bandits") 1990 37 Franklyn Seales (d. 21 May 1990 of AIDS) Actor (Star Trek: TMP) 1990 86 Anya Seton, author (Gothic, Historical) 1990 60 Carl Sherrell, author (Fantasy), Artist (commercial) 1990 82 Wilmar H. Shiras, author ("In Hiding" and sequels) 1990 63 Rick Sneary, fan (zine publisher) 1990 62 Arthur "Atom" Thompson, artist (fan, cartoon) 1990 63 Don C. Thompson, fan (DenVention II co-chair, zine publisher) 1990 85 Charles Spain Verral, author, Artist (illustrator) 1990 86 Helen Hoke Watts, author, anthologist 1990 76 Donald A. Wollheim, author/editor/publisher 1991 40 Howard Ashman (d. 14 Mar 1991 of AIDS) wrote lyrics for Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, the Little Mermaid, and Little Shop of Horrors 1991 31 Paul Michael Lombardi (d. 9 Sep 1991 of AIDS) Actor (The Fisher King, 1991) 1991 62 Andy Milligan (d. 3 June 1991 of AIDS) Director: Nightbirds (1970), The Body Beneath (1970), Bloodthirsty Butchers (1970), Guru the Mad Monk (1971), The Rats Are Coming, The Werewolves are Here (1972), The Man With Two Heads (1972), Legacy of Blood (1978), The Weirdo (1989), Monstrosity (1991) 1991 xx Gene Roddenberry (19xx-1991) Star Trek Creator 1991 39 Kenny Sacha (d. 1 Aug 1991 of AIDS) Actor (Buffy, 1992) 1991 66 Arkady Strugatsi (1925-23 Oct 1991) born in Batumi, Georgia, USSR 1991 58 Byron Webster (d. 1 Dec 1991 of AIDS) Actor (Poseidon Adventure) 1991 xx many others {to be done} 1992 72 Isaac Asimov (2 Jan 1920-1992) 1992 52 Angela Carter (1940-March 1992) (UK) 1992 70 Denholm Elliott (d. 6 Oct 1992 of AIDS) Actor, SF roles: The Vault of Horroes (1973) Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde (1968; 1989) Ray Bradbury Theatre (1989) 1992 40 Richard Hunt (d. 7 Jan 1992 of AIDS) Puppeteer, Muppets, etc. 1992 82 Fritz Leiber (24 Dec 1910-1992) 1992 64 Alan E. Nourse (1928-1992) 1992 60 Anthony Perkins (d. 12 Sep 1992 of AIDS) Actor: Psycho (1960), Psycho (1986), Psycho II (1986), Psycho III (1986), The Black Hole (1979) 1992 59 Robert Reed (d. 12 May 1992 of AIDS) NOT the author, but the Actor (Conquest of Earth, 1980) 1992 30 David Scott Richardson (d. 29 Sep 1992 of AIDS) TV Supervisor (Simpsons) 1992 40 Victor Valentine (d. 1 Oct 1992 of AIDS) Stage Director: The Little Shop of Horrors (Philadelphia, Boston, Honolulu, Tokyo) 1992 xx many others {to be done} 1993 85 Don Ameche, actor ("Heaven Can Wait", "Cocoon") 1993 53 Greg Auer (d. 12 June 1993 of AIDS) Effects for Star Wars, Carrie 1993 40 John Beaird (d. 9 July 1993 of AIDS) wrote My Bloody Valentine" 1993 59 Bill Bixby, actor ("My Favorite Martian", "The Incredible Hulk") 1993 76 Anthony Burgess, Nobel laureate author (50+ books, "A Clockwork Orange") 1993 85 Leslie Charteris, author (book, TV, film, "The Saint") 1993 66 Thomas D. Clareson, critic/scholar, founded SFRA and "Extrapolation" 1993 70 Avram Davidson, author (Hugo, Edgar, World Fantasy awards), editor (F&SF) 1993 77 Lester del Rey, author (40 books), editor (del Rey Books) 1993 50 Louis Falco (d. 26 Mar 1993 of AIDS) Choreographed "Leonard Part 6" 1993 81 Sir William Golding, author ("Lord of the Flies", "The Inheritors") 1993 66 Fred Gwynne, TV Actor ("The Munsters") 1993 41 Bruce C. Herbert, author, son of Frank Herbert 1993 78 John Hersey, author (mainstream, nonfiction, science fiction) 1993 77 Jack Kirby, comix artist ("Fantastic Four", "Thor") 1993 81 Fletcher Knebel, author ("Seven Days in May") 1993 74 Walter Kubilius, author, fan (Futurian) 1993 68 Harvey Kurtzman, cartoonist ("Mad" 1993 90 Frank Belknap Long, author (last of the Lovecraft Circle) 1993 36 Leo Murphy III (d. 8 Aug 1993 of AIDS) PA (Witches of Eastwick) 1993 63 Kenneth Nelson (d. 7 Oct 1993 of AIDS) Actor (Nightbreed, Hellraiser) 1993 80 Christian Nyby, film director ("The Thing") 1993 65 Chad Oliver, author (SF/Western), professor (anthropology) 1993 82 Vincent Price, Actor (many classic Horror and Sci-Fi films) 1993 58 Baird Searles, reviewer, bookstore owner 1993 40 Ray Sharkey (d. 11 June 1993 of AIDS) Actor (Ray Bradbury Theatre) 1993 80 L. Jerome Stanton, editor (assistant at "Astounding") 1993 47 Eric Steiner (d. 30 June 1993 of AIDS) Stage Director (Rocky Horror) 1993 59 Chris Steinbrunner, editor (Mystery), fan (Mystery and SF) 1993 39 Albert Tavares (d. 28 July 1993 of AIDS) Casting Director: The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992) 1993 63 Robert Westall, author (ghost, young adult) 1994 39 Michael Abbott (d. 7 Apr 1994 of AIDS) designed costumes for Star Trek III and IV 1994 57 Winston May (d. 29 Apr 1994 of AIDS) Actor (Ghostbusters, 1984) 1994 45 Joe Mays (d. 27 Jan 1994 of AIDS) Actor (The Seventh Sign) 1994 36 Dennis Ott (d. 3 Nov 1994 of AIDS) Actor (Star Trek VI) 1994 46 Michael Peters (d. 29 Aug 1994 of AIDS) Choreographer (Michael Jackson's "Thriller") 1994 38 Neal Pozner (d. 21 June 1994 of AIDS) Group Editor at DC Comics 1994 68 Fred Sadoff (d. 6 May 1994 of AIDS) Actor (Poseidon Adventure, 1972; The Terminal Man, 1974) 1994 40 Tom Villard (d. 14 Nov 1994 of AIDS) Actor (Star Trek: DS9) 1994 30 Jim Wiggans (d. 6 Nov 1994 of AIDS) 2nd AD (Earth 2) 1994 xx many others {to be done} 1995 73 Kingsley Amis ["New Maps of Hell", "The Alteration"] 1995 70 Claude Avice [French author under pseudonym Pierre Barbet] 1995 46 Tony Azito (d. 26 May 1995 of AIDS) Actor (Necronomicon, The Addams Family) 1995 79 Ian Ballentine [publisher: Penguin, Bantam, Ballentine] 1995 60 John Brunner [award winning author of 50+ books] 1995 82 Robertson Davies [major Canadian fantasist] 1995 86 Philip E. Cleator [founded British Interplanetary Society] 1995 53 Diane Cleaver [SF editor/agent] 1995 73 G. C. Edmonson ["The Ship That Sailed the Time Stream"] 1995 65 Michael Ende [German, "The Neverending Story"] 1995 81 Cy Endfield [director of "Jules Verne's Mysterious Island"] 1995 45 Nigel Finch (d. 14 Feb 1995 of AIDS) Director ("The Vampyr: A Soap Opera", 1992) 1995 84 Jack Finney ["Time and Again", "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"] 1995 74 Patricia Highsmith [author of Mystery, SF, horror] 1995 69 Christopher Hodder-Williams ["The Egg-Shaped Thing"] 1995 84 Henry Horner [director "Red Planet Mars"] 1995 45 Richard Hornung (d. 30 Dec 1995 of AIDS) Costumes "Natural Born Killers" 1995 39 Daniel Kearns (d. 7 Aug 1995 of AIDS) Penn & Teller's Theatrical Manager 1995 96 Arthur Lubin [fantasy film director] 1995 76 Robie Macauley [Playboy fiction editor, Houghton Mifflin editor] 1995 45 Mike McQuay ["Jitterbug", "Memories"] 1995 42 John Megna (d. 4 Sep 1995 of AIDS) Actor ("Miri" Star Trek, 1966) 1995 73 Walter M. Miller, Jr. [author "A Canticle for Leibowitz"] 1995 74 Charles Monteith [British publisher] 1995 57 Elizabeth Montgomery [TV star of "Bewitched"] 1995 48 Christopher Palmer (d. 22 Jan 1995 of AIDS) Orchestrator (Saturn 3) 1995 53 Kent R. Patterson [often in F&SF] 1995 67 Don Pendleton [SF author, and "The Executioner" adventure books] 1995 53 Richard Ryder (d. 27 Oct 1995 of AIDS) Actor (Star Trek: DS9) 1995 74 Charles Scribner, Jr. [publisher/editor] 1995 75 Elleston Trevor [author of SF, mystery, spy novels] 1995 81 David Wayne [actor, "The Andromeda Strain", TV "Batman"] 1995 85 Elsie Wollheim [exec VP Daw Books] 1995 58 Roger Zelazny [author, many awards] 1996 85 Samuel Rosenberg [ex-spy, Sherlock Holmes expert] 1996 64 Bob Shaw [top Irish SF novelist] 1995 84 Margaret St. Clair ["Sign of the Labrys"] 1996 75 Redd Boggs [professional-quality fan writing] 1996 98 Vera Chapman [fantasy novelist, co-founded Tolkien Society] 1996 75 Willis Conover [Lovecraft friend, jazz broadcaster] 1996 40 John J. Dunbar (d. 14 Feb 1996 of AIDS) Actor (The Stand; Freaky Friday) 1996 46 Richard Evans [Gollancz, MacDonald, and Orbit editor of SF] 1996 49 Miguel Godreau (d. 29 Aug 1991 of AIDS) Actor (Altered States) 1996 ?? Horace L. Gold [author; "Galaxy", "Beyond", "Worlds of If" editor] 1996 88 Brigitte Helm [star of 1926 classic film "Metropolis"] 1996 84 Burne Hogarth [Tarzan comic strip illustrator] 1996 50 Franklin D. Israel (d. 10 June 1996 of AIDS) Set Design: "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" 1996 47 Tom Kindle (d. 12 Feb 1991 of AIDS) Actor (Mork & Mindy; Rocketeer) 1996 44 Jack Krevoy (d. 13 May 1991 of AIDS) 2ndAD (Pumpkinhead II) 1996 94 David Lasser [SF Magazine editor, 1st Pres. The Interplanetary Society] 1996 86 Aubrey MacDermott [very early Fan, started a fan club in 1928] 1996 44 Lee Mathis (d. 1 May 1996 of AIDS) Actor (Scanners: The Showdown) 1996 85 Sam Merwin, Jr. [edited "Thrilling Wonder Stories", "Startling"] 1996 75 Christopher Robin Milne [inspired father A. A. Milne] 1996 75 Richard Powers [major SF artist] 1996 84 Leigh Richmond [SF co-author with husband Walt] 1996 81 Frank Riley [co-author 1955 Best Novel Hugo] 1996 81 Jerry Siegel [co-creator of "Superman"] 1996 78 Sterling Silliphant [screenplays: Village of the Damned; Charly; The Poseidon Adventure; Towering Inferno; The Swarm] 1996 78 Walter Sullivan [N.Y. Times Science reporter, SETI author] 1996 96 ? P. L. Travers [author of "Mary Poppins" books] 1996 88 Evangeline Walton [major fantasy author] 1996 85 Elsie Wollheim [co-founder with husband Donald of Daw Books] 1996 70 Ed Wood [founded Advent, Chicago SF publisher] 1997 64 Margaret Aldiss (1933-1997) 1997 51 Michael Bender (d. 3 Oct 1997 of AIDS) Produced Beetlejuice 1997 81 Richard Condon [thriller author] 1997 79 Horace B. Fyfe (1918-1997) 1997 60 Bernard Johnson (d. 22 Jan 1997 of AIDS) Stunts (Manhunter, 1986) 1997 74 Paul Lambert, actor (minister in "Planet of the Apes") 1997 63 Brian May, film/TV composer ("The Road Warrior", "Tales from the Crypt", "Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare") 1997 64 Judith Merrill (1923-1997) 1997 ?? Sam Moskowitz, critic, historian of science fiction 1997 33 John Palomino (d. 3 Aug 1997 of AIDS) Actor (Joe's Apartment) 1997 46 Ross Pavlac (1951-1997) 1997 76 John Pertwee [actor, 3rd to play Doctor Who] 1997 41 Brian C. Poole (d. 1 Nov 1997 of AIDS) Publicist (Star Wars) 1997 71 William Rotsler (1926-1997) 1997 62 Carl Sagan [novel "Contact" only tip of amazing career] 1997 69 G. Harry Stine (1928-1997) wrote as "Lee Correy" 1997 54 Paul Edward Zimmer (1943-1997) 1998 75 Jerome Bixby (1923-1998) 1998 76 Vince Clarke (1922-1998) 1998 59 Jo Clayton (1939-1998) 1998 66 Wayland Miller Drew (1932-1998) 1998 57 Ardis Evans (1941-1998) Ardis Waters Evans 1998 84 Paul G. Hekart (1914-1998) 1998 68 Paul Lehr (1930-1998) 1998 82 Robert A. W. Lowndes (1916-1998) 1998 34 Sean A. Moore (1964-1998) 1998 ?? James Rogers (19??-1998) 1998 58 T. A. Waters (1938-1998) Thomas Allen Waters 1998 55 Richard Austin Wright (1943-1998) 1999 89 Kirk Alyn (1910-1999) 1999 69 Marion Zimmer Bradley (1930-1999) 1999 91 Howard Browne (1908-1999) 1999 92 Frank B. Bryning (1907-1999) 1999 71 Robert Stratton Coulson (1928-1999) 1999 29 Tad Dembinski (1970-1999) 1999 81 Muriel Gold (1918-1999) 1999 68 James Goldstone (1931-1999) 1999 ?? Eddie Jones (19??-1999) 1999 77 David Karp (1922-1999) 1999 79 DeForest Kelley (1920-1999) Actor 1999 71 Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) Filmmaker 1999 79 Marie Landis (1920-1999) 1999 51 George "Lan" Laskowski (1948-1999) 1999 49 Michael McEachern McDowell (1950-1999) 1999 57 Rae Montor (1942-1999) 1999 78 Brian Moore (1921-1999) 1999 75 Ray Russell (1924-1999) 1999 76 Art Saha (1923-1999) 1999 68 Robert Sobel (1931-1999) 1999 71 James White (1928-1999) 1999 80 Walt Willis (1919-1999) 2000 99 Carl Barks (1901-2000) Artist 2000 52 Frederick S. Clarke (1948-2000) 2000 93 Catherine Crook de Camp (1907-2000) 2000 93 L. Sprague de Camp (1907-2000) 2000 72 Lew Gallo (1928-2000) 2000 53 Michael Gilbert (1947-2000) 2000 75 Edward Gorey (1925-2000) Artist/Author 2000 86 Sir Alec Guinness (1914-2000) Actor 2000 72 Charlotte B. Hensley (1928-2000) 2000 74 Gil Kane (1926-2000) 2000 100 Jack S. Liebowitz (1900-2000) 2000 58 Joe Mayhew (1942-2000) 2000 85 Emil Petaja (1915-2000) 2000 65 Keith Roberts (1935-2000) 2000 61 Mark Schultzinger (1939-2000) 2000 72 Nancy Tucker Shaw (1928-2000) 2000 98 Curt Siodmak (1902-2000) 2000 63 John T. Sladek (1937-2000) 2000 85 Phyllis White (1915-2000) 2000 88 A. E. Van Vogt (1912-2000) For Obituaries on many of the above from 1997-2000, see http://sfwa.org then click on "news" and then "obituary archive." AIDS data from Cory Doctorow in http:www.craphound.com/nonfic/aids.html For more on individual writers: AUTHORS: annotated list of 3,274 links, last updated 23 Sep 2000; also some brief notes on 6,107 authors and pseudonyms NOT on the Internet, last updated 4 May 2000, for a total of 9,381 authors' hotlinks or names or pseudonyms or notes. Return to Top of Timeline 1990's Page

Major Writers Born this Decade

For all we know, the Shakespeare of Science Fiction was born this decade... 1990 would be 13 years old in 2003 (few authors published by that age) 1991 would be 12 years old in 2003 (few authors published by that age) 1992 would be 11 years old in 2003 (few authors published by that age) 1993 would be 10 years old in 2003 (few authors published by that age) 1994 would be 9 years old in 2003 (few authors published by that age) 1995 would be 8 years old in 2003 (few authors published by that age) 1996 would be 7 years old in 2003 (few authors published by that age) 1997 would be 6 years old in 2003 (few authors published by that age) 1998 would be 5 years old in 2003 (few authors published by that age) 1999 would be 4 years old in 2003 (few authors published by that age) Return to Top of Timeline 1990's Page
Hotlinks to other Timeline pages of SF Chronology |Introduction: Overview and Summary |Prehistory: Ancient Literary Precursors |Cosmic History:13 Billion BC to 3000 BC |6th Millennium BC: When the Goddess Ruled |5th Millennium BC: Mesopotamia, Egypt |4th Millennium BC: Iceman of the Alps, Old Kingdom Egypt |3rd Millennium BC: Gilgamesh and Cheops |2nd Millennium BC: Abraham to David |1st Millennium BC: Homer, Buddha, Confucius, Euclid |1st Century: Jesus, Cymbeline, Caligula, Pliny |2nd Century: Hero, Ptolemy, Nichomachus |3rd Century: 3 Kingdoms China, Legendary Japan |4th Century: Constantine, Hypatia, Ausonius |5th Century: Rome in Crisis, Dark Ages start |6th Century: Boethius, Taliesin, Mohammed |7th Century: Bede, Brahmagupta, Isidorus |8th Century: Beowulf, Charlemagne, 1001 Arabian Nights |9th Century: Gunpowder and the first printed book |10th Century: Arabs, Byzantium, China |11th Century: Khayyam, Gerbert, Alhazen |12th Century: Age of Translations |13th Century: Crusades, Kublai Khan, Universities |14th Century: Dante, Marco Polo, and Clocks |15th Century: Dawn of Scientific Revolution |16th Century: Ariosto and Cyrano on the Moon |17th Century: Literary Dawn |18th Century: Literary Expansion |19th Century: Victorian Explosion |1890-1910: Into Our Century |1910-1920: The Silver Age |1920-1930: The Golden Age |1930-1940: The Aluminum Age |1940-1950: The Plutonium Age |1950-1960: The Threshold of Space |1960-1970: The New Wave |1970-1980: The Seventies |1980-1990: The Eighties |1990-2000: End of Millennium [you are HERE] |2000-2010: This Decade |2010-2020: Next Decade |Cosmic Future: Billions, Trllions, Googols Return to Top of Timeline 1990's Page

Where to Go for More

51 Useful Reference Books
Beyond the World Wide Web... there is the library of old-fashioned books printed on paper. I strongly recommend that you start or follow-up your explorations of this web site by consulting any or all of these outstanding sources: ALDISS: "Billion Year Spree: The True History of Science Fiction", Brian W. Aldiss (New York: Doubleday, 1973; Schocken Paperback, 1974) ALLEN: "Science Fiction Reader's Guide", L. David Allen (Centennial Press, 1974) AMIS: "New Maps of Hell", Kingsley Amis (London: Gollancz, 1960; New York: Harcourt Brace, 1960) ASH1: "Who's Who in Science Fiction", by Brian Ash (Taplinger, 1976) ASH2: "The Visual Encyclopedia of Science Fiction", edited by Brian Ash (Harmony Books, 1977) ASHLEY: "The History of the Science Fiction Magazine" [3 volumes] (London: New English Library, 1974) ASIMOV "Asimov on Science Fiction" (New York: Avon, 1981) ATHELING: "The Issue at Hand", "William Atheling, Jr." [James Blish] (Chicago: Advent, 1964) BARRON: "Anatomy of Wonder", edited by Neil Barron (Bowker, 1976) BAXTER: "Science Fiction in the Cinema", John Baxter (London: A. Zwemmer, 1970; New York: A. S. Barnes, 1970) BERGONZI: "The Early H.G. Wells", Bernard Bergonzi (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1961) BLEILER: "The Checklist of Fantastic Literature" Everett F. Bleiler (Chicago: Shasta, 1948) BRETNOR1: "Modern Science Fiction: Its Meaning and Future", edited by Reginald Bretnor (New York: Coward-McCann, 1953) BRETNOR2: "The Craft of Science Fiction", Reginald Bretnor (New York: Harper & Row, 1977) BRINEY: "SF Bibliographies", Robert E. Briney & Edward Wood (Chicago: Advent, 1972) CLARESON1: "SF: The Other Side of Realism", edited by Thomas D. Clareson (Gregg Press, 1978) CLARESON2: "Extrapolation, 1959-1969", edited by Thomas D. Clareson (Bowling Green, Ohio: University Popular Press, 1971) CLARKE: "The Tale of the Future", I. F. Clarke (London: The Library Association, 1961, 1972) CONTENTO: "Index to the Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections", William Contento G.K. Hall, 1978) DAY: "Index to the Science Fiction Magazine: 1926-50", Donald B. Day (Portland, Oregon: Perri Press, 1952) DeCAMP: "Science Fiction Handbook", L. Sprague DeCamp (New York: Hermitage House, 1953) ELLIK: "The Universes of E. E. Smith", Ron Ellik & Bill Evans (Chicago: Advent, 1966) EVANS: "The Index of Science Fiction Magazines", Bill Evans with Jack Speer (Denver: Robert Peterson, 1946?) FRANKLIN: "Future Perfect: American Science Fiction of the Nineteenth Century", H. Bruce Franklin (New York: Oxford University Press, 1966) FREWIN: "One Hundred Years of Science Fiction Illustration", Anthony Frewin (London: Jupiter Books, 1974) GOODSTONE: "The Pulps", Tony Goodstone (New York: Chelsea House, 1970) GUNN: "Alternate Worlds", James Gunn (Englewood Cliffs NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1975) HARRISON: "John W. Campbell: Collected Editorials from Analog", Harry Harrison (Garden City NY: Doubleday, 1966) HOLMBERG: "Science Fiction History", John-Henri Holmberg (Vanersborg, Sweden: Askild & Karnekull, 1974) KNIGHT: "In Search of Wonder", Damon Knight (Chicago: Advent, 1956; enlarged 1967) KYLE: "A Pictorial History of Science Fiction", David Kyle (London: Hamlyn House, 1976) LOCKE: "Worlds Apart", edited by George Locke (London: Cornmarket Reprints, 1972) LUNDWALL: "Science Fiction: What It's All About", Sam J. Lundwall (New York: Ace Books, 1971) METCALF: "The Index of Science Fiction Magazines, 1951-1965", Norm Metcalf (J. Ben Stark, 1968) MILLIES: "Science Fiction Primer for Teachers", Suzanne Millies (Dayton OH: Pflaum, 1975) MOSKOWITZ#1: "The Immortal Storm", Sam Moskowitz (AFSO Press, 1954; Hyperion Press, 19??) MOSKOWITZ#2: "Explorers of the Infinite: Shapers of Science Fiction", Sam Moskowitz (Cleveland & New York: World, 1963) MOSKOWITZ#3: "Seekers of Tomorrow", Sam Moskowitz (Cleveland & New York: World, 1963) NESFA: "Index to the Science Fiction Magazines", New England Science Fiction Association (Cambridge MA: NESFA, 1971) PERRY: "The Penguin Book of Comics", George Perry & Alan Aldridge (London: Penguin, 1971) ROGERS: "A Requiem for Astounding", Alva Rogers (Chicago: Advent, 1964) ROTTSTEINER: "The Science Fiction Book", Franz Rottsteiner (London: Thames & Hudson, 1975) SADOUL: "Hier, L'An 2000 [Illustrations from the Golden Age of Science Fiction]", Jaxques Sadoul (Paris: Editions Denoel, 1973) STRAUSS: "The MIT Science Fiction Society's Index to the SF Magazines: 1951-64" Erwin S. Strauss (Cambridge MA: MIT Science Fiction Society, 1966) TUCK: "The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2nd Edition", Donald H. Tuck (Hobart, Tasmania: Donald H. Tuck, 1959) VERSINS: "Encyclopedie des l'utopie, des voyages extraordinaires et de la science fiction", (Lausanne: L'Age d'Homme, 1972) WAGGONER: "The Hills of Faraway", Diana Waggoner (Athenaeum, 1978) WARNER: "All Our Yesterdays", Harry Warner, Jr. (Chicago: Advent, 1969) WELLS: "Fictional Accounts of Trips to the Moon", Lester G. Wells (Syracuse NY: Syracuse University Library, 1962) WILLIAMSON: "H.G. Wells: Critic of Progress", Jack Williamson (Baltimore: Mirage Press, 1973) WOLLHEIM: "The Universe Makers", Donald A. Wollheim (New York: Harper & Row, 1971)
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