The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Moondial Helen Cresswell (Macmillan 0-02-725370-8, Oct ’87, $13.95, 202pp, hc) Young-adult time travel novel, a ghost story. First U.S. edition (UK 1987).

Moondial Helen Cresswell (Faber and Faber 0-571-14805-0, Oct ’87 [Dec ’87], £6.95, 214pp, hc) Juvenile ghost/occult novel.

Time Out Helen Cresswell (Lutterworth 0-7188-2658-2, Jun ’87 [Dec ’87], £5.95, 73pp, hc) Juvenile time-travel novella.

Sphere Michael Crichton (Knopf 0-394-56110-4, Jun ’87 [May ’87], $17.95, 385pp, hc) Science fiction thriller novel. An alien spacecraft on the floor of the Pacific involves the explorers in time travel, black holes, giant squids, etc., and a real dumb ending.

Sphere Michael Crichton (Macmillan 0-333-45298-4, Sep ’87 [Aug ’87], £10.95, 384pp, hc) Reprint (Knopf 1987) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

Star Trek #11: Yesterday’s Son A. C. Crispin (Pocket 0-671-60550-X, Mar ’87, $3.50, 192pp, pb) [Star Trek] Reissue (Pocket 1985); 4th printing.

Born of the Sun Gillian Cross (Dell/Laurel Leaf 0-440-90710-1, Nov ’87 [Oct ’87], $2.95, 218pp, pb) Reprint (Holiday House 1983) young-adult sf/adventure novel of a lost race in the Andes.

Talking Across the World ed. Robert Crossley (University Press of New England 0-87451-423-1, Dec ’87 [Nov ’87], $27.95, 383pp, hc) Non-fiction, autobiography. The love letters of Olaf Stapledon and Agnes Miller, 1913-1919. They touch on the philosophical themes later used in his sf and other writing.

Ægypt John Crowley (Bantam Spectra 0-553-05194-6, Apr ’87 [Feb ’87], $17.95, 390pp, hc) [AEgypt] Literary fantasy novel.

Ægypt John Crowley (Gollancz 0-575-04108-0, Sep ’87, £11.95, 390pp, hc) [AEgypt] Reprint (Bantam 1987) literary fantasy novel. Volume 1 in a new quartet. [First U.K. edition]

Beasts John Crowley (Gollancz 0-575-04134-X, Dec ’87, £3.95, 184pp, tp) Reprint (Doubleday 1976) fantasy novel. Volume 20 in the “Gollancz Classic SF” series.

The Deep John Crowley (Unwin 0-04-823318-8, Jul ’87, £2.95, 176pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1975) sf/fantasy novel.

Little, Big John Crowley (Bantam Spectra 0-553-26586-5, Apr ’87 [Mar ’87], $4.95, 625pp, pb) Reissue (Bantam 1981) fantasy novel, winner of the World Fantasy Award. Third printing. Highly recommended. (FCM)

The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories ed. J. Cuddon (Penguin 0-14-006800-7, Oct ’87, £5.95, 512pp, tp) Reissue (Penguin 1984) ghost anthology.

The Penguin Book of Horror Stories ed. J. Cuddon (Penguin 0-14-006799-X, Oct ’87, £5.95, 607pp, tp) Reissue (Penguin 1984) horror anthology.

Comprador David R. Cudlip (Grafton 0-586-06886-4, May ’87, £3.50, 475pp, pb) Reprint (Secker & Warburg 1984) near-future thriller.

Crows’ Parliament Jack Curtis (Bantam UK 0-593-01215-1, Mar ’87, £10.95, 349pp, hc) A thriller involving the use of ESP. A first novel.

A Gift from Another Galaxy Philip Curtis (Andersen Press 0-86264-166-7, May ’87, £5.95, 124pp, hc) Juvenile sf novel. [Not seen]

God Help the Queen Geoffrey Cush (Abacus 0-349-10670-3, Apr ’87 [May ’87], £8.95, 148pp, hc) Satirical novel about England in 2003. A first novel.

God Help the Queen Geoffrey Cush (Abacus 0-349-10668-1, Oct ’87, £2.99, 148pp, tp) Reprint (Abacus 1987) literary sf novel.

Cyclops Clive Cussler (Sphere 0-7221-2756-1, Apr ’87, £3.50, 500pp, pb) [Dirk Pitt] Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1986) sf novel.

Cyclops Clive Cussler (Chivers Press 0-86220-196-9, Jul ’87 [Aug ’87], £9.95, 664pp, hc) [Dirk Pitt] Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1986) sf novel. Large Print edition. [Not seen]

Meggie’s Journeys Margaret D’Ambrosio (Polygon 0-948275-44-8, Dec ’87, £4.95, 175pp, tp) Celtic fantasy novel.

F-Cubed Daniel da Cruz (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33644-5, Jun ’87 [May ’87], $3.50, 291pp, pb) Sf/spy novel of the U.S. vs. a Soviet chemical weapon.

The Grotto of the Formigans Daniel da Cruz (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34760-9, Sep ’87 [Aug ’87], $2.95, 185pp, pb) Reissue (Del Rey 1980) sf novel of strange creatures in the African jungle; 2nd printing.

Texas Triumphant Daniel da Cruz (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34340-9, Dec ’87 [Nov ’87], $15.95, 301pp, hc) [Ayes of Texas] Sf novel, third in a series about an independent Republic of Texas at odds with the Soviet Union.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl (Windrush 1-85089-902-9, Mar ’87 [Oct ’87], $12.95, 174pp, hc) [Charlie] Reprint (Knopf 1964) juvenile fantasy novel, large print edition. U.S. distribution of the British edition from Oxford Windrush. Order from ABC-Clio.

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator Roald Dahl (Windrush 1-85089-907-X, Mar ’87 [Oct ’87], $12.95, 178pp, hc) [Charlie] Reprint (Knopf 1977) juvenile fantasy novel, large print edition. U.S. distribution of the British edition from Oxford Windrush. Order from ABC-Clio.

The Complete Adventures of Charlie and Mr. Willy Wonka Roald Dahl (Unwin Hyman 0-04-440074-8, Oct ’87 [Nov ’87], £9.95, 316pp, hc) [Charlie] Omnibus of the two Charlie books. This is the first omnibus edition that includes the Michael Foreman illustration

Fantastic Mr. Fox: A Play Roald Dahl (Puffin 0-14-032208-6, May ’87 [Nov ’87], £1.50, 74pp, pb) Juvenile fantasy play, adapted by Sally Reid.

Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories ed. Roald Dahl (Isis Large Print 1-85089-178-8, May ’87 [Jun ’87], £10.75, 339pp, hc) Reprint (Cape 1983) ghost story anthology. [Not seen]

Dracula’s Brood ed. Richard Dalby (Crucible 0-85030-594-2, May ’87, £8.99, 348pp, tp) Anthology of 30 ‘rare’ vampire stories, one original to this collection. Distributed in the U.S. by Inner Traditions International at $10.95.

The Virago Book of Ghost Stories ed. Richard Dalby (Virago 0-86068-810-0, Nov ’87 [Oct ’87], £12.95, 331pp, hc) Wide-ranging selection of twentieth-century ghost stories written by women, including three stories commissioned especially for this volume.

The Regiment John Dalmas (Baen 0-671-65626-0, Mar ’87 [Feb ’87], $3.50, 404pp, pb) [Regiment] Military sf novel.

Return to Fanglith John Dalmas (Baen 0-671-65343-1, Aug ’87 [Jul ’87], $2.95, 280pp, pb) [Fanglith] Science fiction novel, sequel to Fanglith. Straightforward sf adventure without Dalmas’ usual mystical element. Recommended. (TM)

The Varkaus Conspiracy John Dalmas (Tor 0-812-53477-8, Jul ’87 [Jun ’87], $2.95, 285pp, pb) Reissue (Tor 1983) sf novel, 2nd printing.

The Yngling John Dalmas (Tor 0-812-53473-5, Apr ’87 [Mar ’87], $2.95, 254pp, pb) [Nils Järnhand] Reissue (Pyramid 1971) sf novel about post-catastrophe neo-vikings. First in a series.

Nightmares 2 ed. Mary Danby (Swift 0-85997-692-0, Jul ’87, £5.95, 160pp, hc) Juvenile horror anthology. [Not seen]

The Ram of Sweetriver Colin Dann (Beaver 0-09-951240-8, May ’87, £1.95, 214pp, pb) Reprint (Hutchinson 1986) juvenile animal fantasy.

Demons! ed. Jack M. Dann & Gardner R. Dozois (Ace 0-441-14264-8, Jul ’87 [Jun ’87], $3.50, 283pp, pb, cover by Hiro Kimura) Anthology of 14 fantasy stories about demons.

In the Field of Fire ed. Jeanne Van Buren & Jack M. Dann (Tor 0-312-93000-3, Feb ’87 [Jan ’87], $17.95, 416pp, hc) Mostly original anthology of sf and fantasy stories dealing with Vietnam. The hardcover is a fairly limited edition — probably 750 copies.

In the Field of Fire ed. Jeanne Van Buren & Jack M. Dann (Tor 0-312-93008-9, Feb ’87 [Jan ’87], $8.95, 416pp, tp) Trade paperback edition of the above.

In the Field of Fire ed. Jeanne Van Buren & Jack M. Dann (Tor 0-812-53487-5, Nov ’87 [Oct ’87], $3.95, 415pp, pb) Reprint (Tor 1987) sf/Vietnam anthology.

This Place Has No Atmosphere Paula Danziger (Delacorte 0-385-29489-1, Oct ’86 [Jan ’87], $14.95, 156pp, hc) Young-adult sf novel of a teenager who moves to a moon settlement. “There are only 750 people on the moon — what if none of them is a boy her age?” The author flunked Earth Science in college, believing only diamonds and amethysts were worth identifying. Published in 1986; missed.

This Place Has No Atmosphere Paula Danziger (Dell/Laurel Leaf 0-440-98726-1, Oct ’87 [Sep ’87], $2.95, 156pp, pb) Reprint (Delacorte 1986) young-adult sf novel.

The Fifth Omni Book of Science Fiction ed. Ellen Datlow (Zebra 0-8217-2050-3, Apr ’87 [Mar ’87], $3.95, 381pp, pb) Anthology of sf from Omni plus one original story by Pat Cadigan.

Knight Life Peter David (Ace 0-441-45130-6, Apr ’87 [Mar ’87], $2.95, 195pp, pb) [Knight Life] Humorous fantasy novel. King Arthur returns to modern Manhattan and, advised by Merlin, seeks modern rulership as mayor of New York. A first novel.

The Fires of Pele Hollace & Paul Davids (Pictorial Legends 0-939031-00-0, 1986 [May ’87], $9.95, 56pp, tp) Hawaiian fantasy story, “Mark Twain’s Legendary Lost Journal”, with color illustrations — an odd combination of photocollage, paintings and cartoons, and Harryhausen-like 3-D figures. This has a 1986 copyright, but we had not seen it until now.

Bewitching of Alison Allbright Alan Davidson (Hutchinson 0-09-171861-9, May ’87 [1987], £5.95, 192pp, hc) Juvenile horror novel. [Not seen]

Fireball Paul Davies (Heinemann 0-434-17701-6, Aug ’87 [Sep ’87], £10.95, 178pp, hc) Sf novel.

The Last Election Pete Davies (King Penguin 0-14-009748-1, Apr ’87, £3.95, 234pp, tp) Reprint (Andre Deutsch 1986) novel set in a nightmarish future England.

Encyclopaedia of Horror ed. Richard Davis (Hamlyn 0-600-55359-0, May ’87, £4.99, 192pp, tp) Reprint (Octopus 1981) collection of essays on the horror genre, with particular emphasis on films.

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