The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Secret Ascension Michael Bishop (Tor 0-312-93031-3, Nov ’87, $16.95, 341pp, hc) Sf novel of an alternate U.S., a Philip K. Dick pastiche, starring Philip K. Dick as a character.

Who Made Stevie Crye? Michael Bishop (Headline 0-7472-3043-9, Nov ’87, £4.95, 309pp, tp) Reprint (Arkham House 1984) horror novel. Contains the original illustrations by J.K. Potter. [First U.K. edition]

Talking Man Terry Bisson (Avon 0-380-75141-0, Aug ’87, $2.95, 192pp, pb) Reprint (Arbor House 1986) contemporary fantasy novel. God lives in a junkyard, and he has some enemies. Wild, witty, and very entertaining. (FCM)

Talking Man Terry Bisson (Headline 0-7472-3011-0, Aug ’87, £2.50, 192pp, pb) Reprint (Arbor House 1986) fantasy novel. [First U.K. edition]

Letters from the Dead Campbell Black (Grafton 0-586-07033-8, Jan ’87, £2.95, 317pp, pb) Reprint (Villard 1985) horror novel. [First U.K. edition]

Letters from the Dead Campbell Black (Severn House 0-7278-1515-6, Nov ’87, £9.95, 320pp, hc) Reprint (Villard 1985) horror novel. [Not seen]

The Wanting Campbell Black (Jove 0-515-09177-4, Aug ’87 [Jul ’87], $3.95, 347pp, pb) Reprint (McGraw-Hill 1986) horror novel.

The Macra Terror Ian Stuart Black (W.H. Allen 0-491-03227-7, Jul ’87 [Sep ’87], £7.95, 139pp, hc) [Doctor Who] Juvenile sf novel. Volume 123 in the Doctor Who series.

The Macra Terror Ian Stuart Black (Target 0-426-20307-0, Dec ’87, £1.95, 139pp, pb) [Doctor Who] Reprint (W.H. Allen 1987) juvenile sf novel. Volume 123 in the “Doctor Who” series.

A Mysterious House Algernon Blackwood (Tragara Press 0-948189-15-0, Jul ’87 [Aug ’87], £9.00, 24pp, tp) Reprint (Belgravia July 1889) of Blackwood’s first published short story, with an introduction by Richard Dalby. A limited edition of 125 copies, of which 100 are for sale. [Not seen]

The Omcri Matrix Jay D. Blakeney (Ace 0-441-62353-0, Mar ’87 [Feb ’87], $2.95, 203pp, pb) Sf novel of an officer in the Planetary Patrol vs. alien assassins.

The Exorcist William Peter Blatty (Bantam 0-553-27010-9, Sep ’87, $4.50, 403pp, pb) [Exorcist] Reissue (Harper & Row 1971) horror novel; 45th Bantam printing.

Land of Dreams James P. Blaylock (Arbor House 0-87795-898-X, Aug ’87 [Jul ’87], $16.95, 264pp, hc) [Paper Dragons] Contemporary surreal/alternate world fantasy set in the same world as his award-winning “Paper Dragons”. This is Blaylock’s best book yet; recommended. (FCM)

The Shadow on the Doorstep/Trilobyte James P. Blaylock & Edward Bryant (Axolotl Press 0-939879-16-6, Aug ’87, $30.00, 14 + 27pp, hc) Back-to-back “double” with a short story by Blaylock (originally published in Asimov’s) and 3 very short stories by Bryant (these appear to be original despite a 1986 copyright). Signed, limited edition of 300 copies; a deluxe leatherbound was also announced at $65.00.

The Shadow on the Doorstep/Trilobyte James P. Blaylock & Edward Bryant (Axolotl Press 0-939879-18-2, Sep ’87 [Aug ’87], $6.00, 14 + 27pp, tp) Trade paperback of the above.

A Case of Conscience James Blish (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34125-2, Aug ’87 [Jul ’87], $3.50, 240pp, pb) [After Such Knowledge] Reissue (Ballantine 1958) sf novel. One of the classics of sf, and one of the few successful religious/sf works. Highly recommended. (CNB)

The Tale That Wags the God James Blish (Advent:Publishers 0-911682-29-5, Jul ’87 [Sep ’87], $15.00, 290pp, hc) Non-fiction, collection of essays about sf; edited by Cy Chauvin.

American Gothic Robert Bloch (Tor 0-812-51572-2, Jul ’87 [Jun ’87], $3.95, 246pp, pb) Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1974) psychological horror novel; no fantasy. Listed for Bloch enthusiasts.

Lost in Time and Space with Lefty Feep Robert Bloch (Creatures at Large 0-940064-01-4, Apr ’87 [Mar ’87], $12.95, 258pp, tp) [Lefty Feep] Collection of 9 humorous sf stories, one original, about a racetrack tout. Introduction by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. The paperback is limited to 5,000 copies, and a 250-copy hardcover edition (-02-2, $40) was announced but not seen.

Midnight Pleasures Robert Bloch (Doubleday 0-385-19439-0, Apr ’87 [Mar ’87], $12.95, 177pp, hc) Collection of 14 stories.

Psycho 2 Robert Bloch (Lythway Large Print 0-7451-0525-4, Jun ’87, £9.50, 312pp, hc) [Psycho] Reprint (Warner 1982) horror novel. [Not seen]

Galloping Galaxies Bob Block (Target 0-426-20296-1, Jun ’87, £1.80, 124pp, pb) Novelization of children’s TV spoof sf serial.

The Movement of Mountains Michael Blumlein (St. Martin’s 0-312-00621-7, Aug ’87 [Jul ’87], $17.95, 289pp, hc) Sf novel of future medicine and a virus affecting bio-engineered slaves. A first novel.

Dwellers in the Crucible Margaret Wander Bonanno (Firecrest 0-85997-922-9, Jul ’87 [1987], £7.95, 320pp, hc) [Star Trek] Reprint (Pocket 1985) sf novel. Volume 40 in the Star Trek Novels series. [First U.K. edition, not seen]

Star Trek: Strangers from the Sky Margaret Wander Bonanno (Pocket 0-671-64049-6, Jul ’87, $3.95, 402pp, pb) [Star Trek] New Star Trek novel, not part of the numbered series; it’s the second “giant Star Trek novel” — an “epic novel of first contact between man and Vulcan”, part flashback, part alternate-history of the Federation.

Star Trek: Strangers from the Sky Margaret Wander Bonanno (SFBC #10882, Aug ’87, $5.98, 310pp, hc) [Star Trek] Reprint (Pocket 1987) Star Trek novel. Kirk and Spock found the Federation in this time travel story.

Strangers from the Sky Margaret Wander Bonanno (Titan 1-85286-008-1, Sep ’87, £3.95, 402pp, pb) [Star Trek] Reprint (Pocket 1987) sf novel. Volume 50 in the Star Trek Novels series. [First U.K. edition]

A String in the Harp Nancy Bond (Puffin 0-14-032376-7, Nov ’87, $5.95, 370pp, tp) Reissue (Atheneum 1976) young-adult Welsh fantasy novel set part in the present and part in the past. A Newbery Honor Book. Recommended. (CNB)

Whom the Gods Destroy Robert Bosshardt (Maverick 0-89288-157-7, 1987 [May ’87], C$8.95, 305pp, tp) Sf novel about UFOs and “alien emissaries from another dimension.” A Canadian original.

Alchemical Texts Bruce Boston (Ocean View, 1985, $3.00, 18pp, ph) Poetry collection chapbook. In The Bruce Boston Omnibus.

All the Clocks Are Melting Bruce Boston (Velocities Chapbook Series 0-930231-00-7, 1984, $3.00, 40pp, ph) Poetry collection chapbook. In The Bruce Boston Omnibus.

The Bruce Boston Omnibus Bruce Boston (Ocean View 0-938075-06-3, Dec ’87 [Oct ’87], $12.95, “210”, bx) Despite the title, this is not really an omnibus, but a boxed set containing 5 earlier books of sf stories and poetry: Jackbird, She Comes When You’re Leaving, All the Clocks are Melting, Alchemical Texts, and Nuclear Futures.

Jackbird: Tales of Illusion & Identity Bruce Boston (Berkeley Poets’ Workshop & Press, 1976, $2.00, 88pp, tp) Collection of six stories. In The Bruce Boston Omnibus.

Nuclear Futures Bruce Boston (Velocities Chapbook Series 0-930231-02-3, 1987, $3.00, 18pp, ph) Poetry collection chapbook. Graphics by Robert Frazier. In The Bruce Boston Omnibus.

She Comes When You’re Leaving & Other Stories Bruce Boston (Berkeley Poets’ Workshop & Press 0-917658-14-0, 1982, $3.95, 64pp, tp) Collection of eight stories. In The Bruce Boston Omnibus.

Battle Station Ben Bova (Tor 0-812-53202-3, Oct ’87 [Sep ’87], $3.50, 304pp, pb) Collection of fiction and non-fiction.

The Kinsman Saga Ben Bova (Tor 0-312-93028-3, Oct ’87 [Sep ’87], $17.95, 566pp, hc) [Kinsman] Sf novel. A slight rewrite of Bova’s two best books, Millennium (1976) and Kinsman (1979), his excellent series about the space program, near-future politics, and SDI(!). The rewrite adds more characterization and motivation, but events have turned these into parallel world books, destroying most of their original power. (CNB)

The Multiple Man Ben Bova (Tor 0-812-53225-2, Dec ’87 [Nov ’87], $2.95, 250pp, pb) Reprint (Bobbs-Merril 1976) near-future political/sf novel.

Voyagers Ben Bova (Methuen 0-417-07280-5, Aug ’87 [Dec ’87], £2.95, 391pp, pb) [Voyagers] Reissue (Doubleday 1981) sf novel.

Voyagers Ben Bova (Severn House 0-7278-1502-4, Oct ’87, £10.95, 400pp, hc) [Voyagers] Reprint (Doubleday 1981) sf novel. [Not seen]

Voyagers II: The Alien Within Ben Bova (Severn House 0-7278-1405-2, Jan ’87, £9.95, 352pp, hc) [Voyagers] Reprint (Tor 1986) sf novel. Volume 2 in the “Voyager” series. [First U.K. edition, not seen]

Voyagers II: The Alien Within Ben Bova (Methuen 0-413-14130-6, Aug ’87, £2.95, 344pp, pb) [Voyagers] Reprint (Tor 1986) sf novel.

Welcome to Moonbase Ben Bova (Ballantine 0-345-32859-0, Nov ’87 [Oct ’87], $9.95, 254pp, tp) Associational item. “Non-fiction” guide to a future moon base, with illustrations by Pat Rawlings.

The Winds of Altair Ben Bova (Tor 0-812-53227-9, Jan ’88 [Dec ’87], $3.95, 317pp, pb) Reprint (Tor 1983) sf novel, rewritten from a 1973 Dutton juvenile.

Feral Cell Richard Bowes (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20352-8, May ’87 [Apr ’87], $3.50, 220pp, pb) Contemporary fantasy novel of parallel worlds. It’s uneven and quirky, but often fascinating, with powerfully strange images of the places where worlds meet. (FCM)

Dover Beach Richard Bowker (Bantam Spectra 0-553-26810-4, Oct ’87 [Sep ’87], $3.95, 265pp, pb) Sf novel of a self-styled private eye from a war-devastated America. Offbeat and effective — recommended. (FCM)

Marlborough Street Richard Bowker (Doubleday 0-385-19753-5, Feb ’87 [Jan ’87], $12.95, 182pp, hc) Occult fantasy novel. A good psychic (Red Sox fan) vs. a bad psychic (Yankee fan); illusions and delusions.

Dualists Stephen Bowkett (Gollancz 0-575-04106-4, Sep ’87, £7.95, 152pp, hc) Juvenile sf novel.

The Troll’s Grindstone Elizabeth H. Boyer (Corgi 0-552-13201-2, Dec ’87 [Nov ’87], £2.95, 393pp, pb) [Wizard’s War] Reprint (Del Rey 1986) fantasy novel. Volume 5 in the “World of the Alfar” series. [First U.K. edition]

The Wizard and the Warlord Elizabeth H. Boyer (Corgi 0-552-12761-2, Jan ’87, £2.50, 332pp, pb) [World of Alfar] Reprint (Ballantine 1983) fantasy novel. Volume 4 in the “World of the Alfar” series. [First U.K. edition]

The Big Jump Leigh Brackett (Tor 0-812-53229-5, Oct ’87, $2.95, 182pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1955) sf novel.

The Day It Rained Forever Ray Bradbury (Penguin 0-14-010120-9, Oct ’87, £3.95, 233pp, tp) Reissue (Hart-Davis 1959) sf/fantasy collection. In the Penguin Classic Science Fiction series.

Death Is a Lonely Business Ray Bradbury (Bantam 0-553-26447-8, Feb ’87 [Jan ’87], $3.95, 216pp, pb) [Death Is a Lonely Business] Reprint (Knopf 1985); associational, mystery novel.

Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34296-8, Sep ’87 [Aug ’87], $3.50, 179pp, pb) Reissue (Ballantine 1953) classic sf novel; 70th(!) printing. This contains the novel only; the original edition had 2 additional stories.

Fahrenheit 451/The Illustrated Man/Dandelion Wine/The Golden Apples of the Sun/The Martian Chronicles Ray Bradbury (Octopus/Heinemann 1-85256-023-1, 1987 [Nov ’87], $11.98, 798pp, hc) Omnibus edition of 5 novels. First U.S. edition.

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