The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Flatland Edwin A. Abbott (Signet 0-451-51841-1, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $2.95, 160pp, pb) [Flatland] Reprint (Seely 1884, as by A. Square) mathematical fantasy novel. New introduction by A.K. Dewdney.

Alice Through the Needle’s Eye Gilbert Adair (Macmillan 0-333-37361-8, Sep ’84, £6.95, 150pp, hc) [Alice] Fantasy novel. [Not seen]

The Hitchhiker’s Trilogy Douglas Adams (Crown/Harmony 0-517-55200-0, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $15.95, 468pp, hc) [Hitchhiker] Omnibus edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Pan 1979), The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Pan 1980), and Life, the Universe and Everything (Pan 1982). There’s a new introduction by the author.

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish Douglas Adams (Pan 0-330-28498-3, Nov ’84, £6.95, 191pp, hc) [Hitchhiker] Humorous sf novel. [Not seen]

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish Douglas Adams (Crown/Harmony 0-517-55439-9, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $12.95, 204pp, hc) [Hitchhiker] Reprint (Pan 1984) sf novel, fourth book in the “Hitchhiker Trilogy”. This is the first American edition.

The Meaning of Liff Douglas Adams & John Lloyd (Pan 0-330-28121-6, 1983 [May ’84], £1.95, 191pp, pb) Associational; non-sf, humor. This is the original book, published in England in 1983 but not seen until 1984. It’s designed to look like a pocket Bible. Listed for Adams fans.

The Meaning of Liff Douglas Adams & John Lloyd (Crown 0-517-55347-3, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $8.95, hc) Non-sf humor book, listed for Adams fans. First U.S. edition (Pan 1983).

The Survivalist # 8: The End is Coming Jerry Ahern (Zebra 0-8217-1374-4, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $2.50, 234pp, pb) [Survivalist] Post-holocaust sf adventure.

The Survivalist # 9: Earth Fire Jerry Ahern (Zebra 0-8217-1405-8, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $2.50, 237pp, pb) [Survivalist] Post-holocaust men’s adventure sf novel.

The Survivalist #10: The Awakening Jerry Ahern (Zebra 0-8217-1478-3, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $2.50, 235pp, pb) [Survivalist] Novel in a post-holocaust series.

Fog Hounds, Wind Cat, Sea Mice Joan Aiken (Macmillan 0-333-36574-7, Aug ’84, £4.95, 64pp, hc) Collection of three juvenile tales of magic and the supernatural. Pagination from Piccolo 1987 edition. [Not seen]

Up the Chimney Down and Other Stories Joan Aiken (Jonathan Cape 0-224-02198-2, May ’84, £6.95, 272pp, hc) Original young-adult fantasy collection. [Not seen]

A Whisper in the Night: Tales of Terror and Suspense Joan Aiken (Delacorte 0-385-29344-5, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $14.95, 203pp, hc) Collection of 13 tales of horror and the supernatural. A collection with the same title appeared in England (Fontana 1981, Gollancz 1982), but half the stories are different.

Ghostly Companions Vivien Alcock (Methuen 0-416-49330-0, Jul ’84, £5.95, 160pp, hc) Young-adult fantasy/horror collection. Pagination from Delacorte 1987 edition. [Not seen]

Helliconia Spring Brian W. Aldiss (Berkley 0-425-07328-9, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $3.50, 431pp, pb) [Helliconia] Reprint (Atheneum 1982) sf novel. First in a trilogy. Recommended. (CNB)

Helliconia Summer Brian W. Aldiss (SFBC #3623, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $6.98, 437pp, hc) [Helliconia] Reprint (Cape/Atheneum 1983) sf novel.

Helliconia Summer Brian W. Aldiss (Berkley 0-425-07368-8, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $6.95, 398pp, tp) [Helliconia] Reprint (Cape/Atheneum 1983) sf novel, second in the “Helliconia” series. Recommended. (FCM)

Hothouse Brian W. Aldiss (Baen 0-671-55930-3, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $2.95, 309pp, pb, cover by Susan Collins) [Gren (Hothouse)] Reprint (Faber 1962) sf novel made up of connecting stories. An earlier, shorter version of the book was published as The Long Afternoon of Earth. The stories won a Hugo Award for short fiction.

Science Fiction Quiz Brian W. Aldiss (Weidenfeld & Nicolson 0-297-78340-8, 1983 [Apr ’84], £2.95, 128pp, pb) This appeared in 1983, but we did not see it until 1984. It’s a wonderfully difficult sf quiz which humbled me completely, even though I thought I knew sf thoroughly. (CNB)

Seasons in Flight Brian W. Aldiss (Jonathan Cape 0-224-02271-7, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], £7.95, 157pp, hc) Collection of 10 stories.

Fane David M. Alexander (Timescape 0-671-83154-2, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $3.50, 311pp, pb) Reissue (Pocket/Timescape 1981) fantasy novel.

The Beggar Queen Lloyd Alexander (Dutton 0-525-44103-4, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $11.95, 237pp, hc) [Westmark] Sf novel; conclusion of the “Westmark” trilogy. An alternate-world European Graustarkian adventure, and an excellent young-adult series. Recommended. (CNB)

The True Bride Thomas Altman (Corgi 0-552-12232-7, 1984, £1.50, 212pp, pb) Reprint (Bantam 1982) horror novel. [First U.K. edition, not seen]

The Mists of Time Margaret J. Anderson (Knopf 0-394-86573-1, Oct ’84, $10.95, 179pp, hc) [Time Trilogy] Young-adult science fantasy novel, conclusion of a trilogy.

Annals of the Time Patrol Poul Anderson (SFBC #6217, May ’84, $5.98, 312pp, hc) [Time Patrol] Omnibus edition of The Guardians of Time (Tor 1981) and Time Patrol (Tor 1983), both collections. A shorter version of the first book was published by Ballantine in 1960.

Fire Time Poul Anderson (Baen 0-671-55900-1, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $2.95, 284pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1974) sf novel.

A Midsummer Tempest Poul Anderson (Tor 0-812-53079-9, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $2.95, 318pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1974) fantasy novel, sequel to Three Hearts and Three Lions. This Tor edition has only a new copyright, which is entirely misleading and probably illegal.

Orbit Unlimited Poul Anderson (Ace 0-441-63754-X, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.50, 158pp, pb) [Rustum Migration] Reprint (Pyramid 1961) sf novel made up of connected novelettes.

Orion Shall Rise Poul Anderson (Pocket 0-671-82842-8, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $3.95, 463pp, pb) Reprint (Phantasia 1983) sf novel.

Past Times Poul Anderson (Tor 0-812-53081-0, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $2.95, 288pp, pb) Collection of 7 old stories, mostly from the fifties, plus an essay which is at least partially new.

Seven Conquests Poul Anderson (Baen 0-671-55914-1, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $2.95, 278pp, pb) Reprint (Macmillan 1969) collection.

Tales of the Flying Mountains Poul Anderson (Tor 0-812-53073-X, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $2.95, 286pp, pb) Reprint (Macmillan 1970) collection.

Three Hearts and Three Lions Poul Anderson (Ace 0-441-80821-2, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $2.50, 167pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1961) fantasy novel. One of the classic humorous fantasy novels. Highly recommended. (CNB)

The Unicorn Trade Poul & Karen Anderson (Tor 0-812-53085-3, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $2.95, 284pp, pb) Collection of miscellaneous stories, articles, and poems, some written together, some separately, with a blurb that makes it sound like a collaborative fantasy novel.

Hoka! Poul Anderson & Gordon R. Dickson (Tor 0-812-53567-7, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $2.75, 253pp, pb) [Hokas] Reprint (Simon & Schuster Wallaby 1983) collection. First mass market paperback of the second book of “Hoka” stories; sequel to Earthman’s Burden.

Castle Crespin Allen Andrews (Tor 0-812-53097-7, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $2.95, 238pp, pb) [Plantagenet] Reprint (Hutchinson 1982) fantasy novel, sequel to The Pig Plantagenet.

The Pig Plantagenet Allen Andrews (Tor 0-53094-2, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $2.95, 286pp, pb) [Plantagenet] Reprint (Viking 1980) animal fantasy novel, illustrated by Michael Foreman.

Chamber of Horrors [by Emma Blackley] ed. Anon. (Octopus 0-7064-2053-5, 1984, $4.98, 352pp, hc) Horror anthology from a British-based “instant remainder” publisher.

Space Odyssey: An Anthology of Great Science Fiction Stories ed. Anon. (Octopus 0-7064-1963-4, 1983 [May ’84], £2.99, 349pp, hc) No editor is listed for this low-cost British reprint anthology, which appeared in 1983 but was not seen until now. There are 25 stories, by Anderson, Bradbury, Clarke, Heinlein, Le Guin, etc.

Bearing an Hourglass Piers Anthony (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31314-3, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $13.95, 292pp, hc) [Incarnations of Immortality] Fantasy novel, “Incarnations of Immortality” #2.

Bio of a Space Tyrant 2: Mercenary Piers Anthony (Avon 0-380-87221-8, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $2.95, 373pp, pb) [Bio of a Space Tyrant] Sf novel, second in a series.

Castle Roogna Piers Anthony (Macdonald 0-356-10230-0, Jun ’84 [May ’84], £8.95, 329pp, hc) [Xanth] Reprint (Del Rey 1979) fantasy novel in the “Xanth” series.

Centaur Aisle Piers Anthony (Macdonald 0-356-10229-7, Jun ’84 [May ’84], £8.95, 294pp, hc) [Xanth] Reprint (Del Rey 1982) fantasy novel in the “Xanth” series.

Dragon on a Pedestal Piers Anthony (SFBC #3293, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $5.50, 269pp, hc) [Xanth] Reprint (Del Rey 1983) fantasy novel in the “Xanth” series. First hardcover.

On a Pale Horse Piers Anthony (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-30518-3, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $2.95, 325pp, pb) [Incarnations of Immortality] Reprint (Del Rey 1983) fantasy novel, “Incarnations of Immortality” #1.

On a Pale Horse Piers Anthony (SFBC #2158, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $5.50, 250pp, hc) [Incarnations of Immortality] Reprint (Del Rey 1983) fantasy novel, “Incarnations of Immortality” #1.

The Source of Magic Piers Anthony (Macdonald 0-356-09813-3, Jun ’84 [May ’84], £8.95, 326pp, hc) [Xanth] Reprint (Del Rey 1979) fantasy novel in the “Xanth” series.

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