The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Alien Citadel Douglas Hill (Heinemann 0-434-94282-0, 1984, £6.95, 122pp, hc) [Huntsman] Young-adult sf novel. [Not seen]

Alien Citadel Douglas Hill (Atheneum 0-689-50281-8, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $10.95, 124pp, hc) [Huntsman] Sf novel, third in the “Huntsman” trilogy. First U.S. edition (Heinemann 1984).

The Caves of Klydor Douglas Hill (Gollancz 0-575-03413-0, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], £5.50, 118pp, tp) [Colsec] Young-adult sf novel, second in a trilogy beginning with “Exiles of Colsec”.

Exiles of Colsec Douglas Hill (Gollancz 0-575-03348-7, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], £5.50, 126pp, hc) [Colsec] Young-adult sf novel, first of a trilogy. An enjoyable, fast-paced adventure featuring teenage prisoners crash-landed on an unexplored planet. (FCM)

Exiles of Colsec Douglas Hill (Atheneum/Argo 0-689-50315-6, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $9.95, 126pp, hc) [Colsec] Reprint (Gollancz 1984) young-adult sf novel, first of a series.

Galactic Warlord Douglas Hill (Aladdin 0-689-70765-7, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $3.95, 124pp, pb) [Last Legionary] Reprint (Gollancz 1980) young-adult sf novel, first in the “Last Legionary” trilogy.

Dragon Fall Lee J. Hindle (Avon 0-380-88468-2, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $2.50, 139pp, pb) Fantasy novel by the winner of the Avon/Flare Young Writers contest: books for teenagers by teenagers. A first novel.

Pilgermann Russell Hoban (Pocket 0-671-50769-9, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $5.95, 240pp, tp) Reprint (Jonathan Cape 1983) philosophical/literary fantasy novel. First trade paperback.

The House on the Borderland William Hope Hodgson (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-018-1, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $3.25, 186pp, pb) Reprint (Chapman Hall 1908) sf/fantasy novel — one of the weirdest and most fascinating books from the early part of the century. It’s good to see a new U.S. edition.

Code of the Lifemaker James P. Hogan (SFBC #3606, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $4.98, 343pp, hc) [Code of the Lifemaker] Reprint (Del Rey 1983) sf novel.

Code of the Lifemaker James P. Hogan (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-30549-3, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $2.95, 405pp, pb) [Code of the Lifemaker] Reprint (Del Rey 1983) sf novel.

Venemous Tales of Villainy and Vengeance ed. Helen Hoke (Dutton/Lodestar 0-525-67158-7, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $11.95, 127pp, hc) Anthology of 8 horror stories by Ray Bradbury, Robert Silverberg, Joan Aiken, and others.

Mythago Wood Robert Holdstock (Gollancz 0-575-03496-3, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], £8.95, 252pp, hc) [Mythago Wood] Fantasy novel, based on the novella of the same name. Highly recommended. (FCM)

Lost Realms ed. Robert Holdstock & Malcolm Edwards (Dragon’s World 0-905895-91-6, 1984, £5.95, 116pp, tp) Art book. Also available in a hardback edition (-90-8) for £8.95. [Not seen]

The Belt of Gold Cecelia Holland (Knopf 0-394-52791-7, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $15.95, 305pp, hc) Non-sf, associational author. Holland’s historical novels have a great influence on many sf and fantasy writers. This strong, exciting study of Byzantium’s interweaving of political infighting, chariot racing, and religion shows why: The past is both alien and alive here, and no imagined world could be more absorbingly exotic. (FCM)

Anvil of the Heart Bruce T. Holmes (Tor 0-812-54063-8, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $2.95, 383pp, pb) Reprint (Haven 1983) sf novel.

The Shepherd Moon H. M. Hoover (Methuen 0-416-45630-8, 1984, £6.50, 144pp, hc) Young-adult sf novel. [Not seen]

Callanish William Horwood (Allan Lane 0-7139-1684-2, Apr ’84, £11.95, 192pp, hc) Fantasy novel. [Not seen]

Callanish William Horwood (Franklin Watts 0-531-09833-8, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $12.95, 192pp, hc) Novel of the “lords of all eagles”, by the author of The Stonor Eagles and Duncton Wood. First U.S. edition (Allan Lane 1984).

Conan the Conqueror Robert E. Howard (Ace 0-441-11466-0, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.75, 222pp, pb) [Conan] Reissue (Gnome 1950) fantasy novel, 9th Ace printing. “Conan” #9.

Conan the Warrior Robert E. Howard (Ace 0-441-11465-2, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.75, 222pp, pb) [Conan] Reissue (Lancer 1967) fantasy collection edited by L. Sprague de Camp. 10th Ace printing, “Conan” #7. This one is pure Howard.

The Last Cat Book Robert E. Howard (Dodd Mead 0-396-08370-6, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $5.95, unpaginated, pb) The first solo, illustrated edition of this non-sf/fantasy essay on cats, originally titled “The Beast from the Abyss” and printed in The Howard Collector. Aside from the associational interest for completists, there are excellent linoleum-print illustrations by Peter Kuper. (FCM)

Tigers of the Sea Robert E. Howard (Ace 0-441-80706-2, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $2.50, 190pp, pb) [Cormac Mac Art] Reissue (Grant 1974) fantasy collection. “Cormac Mac Art” #4.

Conan Robert E. Howard, Lin Carter & L. Sprague de Camp (Ace 0-441-11456-3, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.75, 221pp, pb) [Conan] Reissue (Lancer 1967) fantasy collection, 12th Ace printing. “Conan” #1.

Conan of Cimmeria Robert E. Howard, Lin Carter & L. Sprague de Camp (Ace 0-441-11455-5, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.75, 189pp, pb) [Conan] Reissue (Lancer 1969) fantasy collection, 12th Ace printing. “Conan” #2.

Conan the Wanderer Robert E. Howard, Lin Carter & L. Sprague de Camp (Ace 0-441-11462-8, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.75, 222pp, pb) [Conan] Reissue (Lancer 1968) fantasy collection, 11th Ace printing. “Conan” #4.

Conan the Adventurer Robert E. Howard & L. Sprague de Camp (Ace 0-441-11464-4, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.75, 224pp, pb) [Conan] Reissue (Lancer 1966) fantasy collection. “Conan” #5.

Conan the Freebooter Robert E. Howard & L. Sprague de Camp (Ace 0-441-11457-1, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.75, 223pp, pb) [Conan] Reissue (Lancer 1968) fantasy collection, 13th Ace printing. “Conan” #3.

Conan the Usurper Robert E. Howard & L. Sprague de Camp (Ace 0-441-11459-8, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.75, 254pp, pb) [Conan] Reissue (Lancer 1967) fantasy collection, 9th Ace printing. “Conan” #8.

Conan the Avenger Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp & Bjorn Nyberg (Ace 0-441-11467-9, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.75, 192pp, pb) [Conan] Reissue (Lancer 1968) fantasy novel by Nyberg & de Camp, plus an article by Howard. 10th Ace printing, “Conan” #10.

The Celery Stalks at Midnight James Howe (Atheneum 0-689-30987-2, 1983 [Jan ’84], $10.95, 111pp, hc) [Bunnicula] Juvenile fantasy novel, third in the series featuring the vampire rabbit Bunnicula. Illustrations by Leslie Morrill.

The Celery Stalks at Midnight James Howe (Camelot 0-380-69054-3, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $2.50, 111pp, pb) [Bunnicula] Reprint (Atheneum 1983) juvenile fantasy/humorous horror novel, third in the series featuring the vampire rabbit Bunnicula.

How the Ewoks Saved the Trees: An Old Ewok Legend James Howe (Random House 0-394-86129-9, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $15.95, unpaginated, hc) [Star Wars] Juvenile “Star Wars” tie-in with full-color illustrations and decorations by Walter Velez. This seems to be aimed at the 5-year-old crowd, but will probably satisfy older “Star Wars” fans.

The Last Gasp Trevor Hoyle (SFBC #4625, Jun ’84, $5.50, 496pp, hc) Reprint (Crown 1983) near-future sf disaster novel.

Borrowed Time Alan Hruska (Dial 0-385-27923-X, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $13.95, 254pp, hc) Sf novel. “A very modern love story about computer mischief, parallel worlds, and the bicameral mind.”

Battlefield Earth L. Ron Hubbard (Bridge 0-88404-155-7, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $4.95, 1066pp, pb) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1982) sf novel. First paperback edition.

Time Piper Delia Huddy (Ace/Tempo 0-441-81205-8, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $2.25, 210pp, pb) Reprint (U.K. 1976) young-adult time travel fantasy novel.

The Bridge of Birds: A Magical Adventure of Ancient China Barry Hughart (St. Martin’s 0-312-09551-1, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $13.95, 248pp, hc) [Master Li] This first novel is a delightful picaresque fantasy adventure. Highly recommended. (FCM) [it went on the win a World Fantasy Award]

Devil on My Back Monica Hughes (Julia MacRae 0-86203-164-8, 1984, £6.25, 170pp, hc) [Arc One] Young-adult fantasy novel. [Not seen]

The Keeper of the Isis Light Monica Hughes (Bantam 0-553-23321-1, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.25, 154pp, pb) [Isis] Reprint (Atheneum 1981) young-adult sf novel.

Space Trap Monica Hughes (Franklin Watts 0-531-03766-5, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $8.95, 153pp, hc) Young-adult sf novel. First U.S. edition (Toronto: Greenwood 1983).

Erebus Shaun Hutson (Star 0-352-31498-2, Jul ’84, £1.95, 320pp, pb) Horror novel. [Not seen]

The Terminator Shaun Hutson (Star 0-352-31645-4, 1984, £1.95, 172pp, pb) Sf novelization. [Not seen]

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: The Illustrated Screenplay Willard Huyck & Gloria Katz (Ballantine 0-345-31878-1, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $17.95, 121pp, pb) [Indiana Jones] The script, background material, production designs, etc., from the movie.

Australian Science Fiction ed. Van Ikin (Academy Chicago 0-89733-104-4, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $16.95, 320pp, hc) Historical anthology of Australian sf from 1895 to the present. First U.S. edition (Univ. of Queensland Press 1982). Also available in tp (-103-6, $8.95).

The Best of Trek # 7 ed. Walter Irwin & G. B. Love (Signet 0-451-12977-6, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $2.75, 205pp, pb) Non-fiction anthology of articles from Trek.

Isaac Asimov’s Tomorrow’s Voices ed. Editors of Isaac Asimov’s (Dial 0-385-27998-1, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $12.95, 287pp, hc) Original anthology of material from the magazine’s inventory. Mostly left over from the last editor, which is why there’s no name on it.

The Haunting of Hill House Shirley Jackson (Penguin (US) 0-14-007108-3, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $4.95, 246pp, pb) Reprint (Viking 1959) fantasy novel, one of the classic haunted-house books. Recommended. (FCM)

We Have Always Lived in the Castle Shirley Jackson (Penguin (US) 0-14-007107-5, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $4.95, 214pp, pb) Reprint (Viking 1962) fantasy classic.

Justin Joanna Jacy (Vantage Press 0-533-05744-2, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $7.95, 45pp, hc) Horror novelette from a vanity press.

The Complete Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy Lists Maxim Jakubowski & Malcolm Edwards (Granada 0-586-05678-5, 1983 [Dec ’83], £2.95, 350pp, tp) We listed the U.S. version of this (as The SF Book of Lists, Berkley 1983) as the first edition, but this British one seems to have preceded it.

Beyond Lands of Never: A Further Anthology of Modern Fantasy ed. Maxim Jakubowski (Unicorn 0-04-823254-8, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], £2.50, 166pp, tp) Original anthology of 10 fantasy stories by Tanith Lee, Robert Holdstock, and others. Recommended. (FCM)

Greenhouse Dakota James (Donald I. Fine 0-917657-01-2, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $15.50, 221pp, hc) Near-future sf novel set in 1997, when Earth is overheating with the Greenhouse Effect.

The Last Day of Creation Wolfgang Jeschke (St. Martin’s 0-312-47061-4, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $12.95, 222pp, hc) Sf novel. Engrossing and believable. (EAL)

Dr. Adder K. W. Jeter (Bluejay 0-312-94099-8, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $7.95, 200pp, tp) [Dr. Adder] Sf novel with illustrations by John R. Howarth and an afterword by Philip K. Dick.

Dr. Adder K. W. Jeter (Bluejay 0-312-94100-5, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $35.00, 200pp, hc) [Dr. Adder] Limited edition of the above; not seen.

The Danger Quotient Annabel & Edgar Johnson (Harper & Row 0-06-022852-0, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $12.95, 216pp, hc) Young-adult sf novel about time travel back from a post-holocaust future.

The Adventures of Teebo Joe Johnston (Random House 0-394-86568-5, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $4.95, unpaginated, hc) Story-length juvenile adventure featuring the Ewoks from Return of the Jedi, illustrated by the author.

Fire in the Ashes William W. Johnstone (Zebra 0-8217-1310-8, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $3.50, 460pp, pb) [Ashes] Another future survivalist novel, sequel to Out of the Ashes.

Out of the Ashes William W. Johnstone (Zebra 0-8217-1137-7, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $3.50, 477pp, pb) [Ashes] Reissue (Zebra 1983) post-holocaust sf novel, first in the series; 2nd printing.

Archer’s Goon Diana Wynne Jones (Greenwillow 0-688-02582-X, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $10.50, 241pp, hc) Entertaining young-adult fantasy novel. (FCM)

Fire and Hemlock Diana Wynne Jones (Morrow/Greenwillow 0-688-02963-9, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $13.00, 341pp, hc) A fine young-adult fantasy novel. (FCM)

The Magicians of Caprona Diana Wynne Jones (Ace/Tempo 0-441-51556-8, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $2.25, 215pp, pb) [Chrestomanci] Reprint (Macmillan U.K. 1980) young-adult fantasy novel. Highly recommended. (FCM)

Power of Three Diana Wynne Jones (Tempo 0-441-67630-8, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $2.25, 201pp, pb) Reprint (U.K. 1976) young-adult fantasy novel.

Divine Endurance Gwyneth Jones (Allen & Unwin 0-04-823246-7, May ’84 [Apr ’84], £9.95, 233pp, hc) [Divine Endurance] Sf novel of far-future Malaysia, with a strong fantasy/fable quality. A first novel. Recommended. (FCM)

Conan the Destroyer Robert Jordan (Tor 0-812-54238-X, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.95, 271pp, pb) [Conan] Movie novelization, with photos from the film. Based on the Howard character.

Conan the Magnificent Robert Jordan (Tor 0-812-54236-3, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $2.95, 286pp, pb) [Conan] Fantasy novelization, continuation of the fantasy series based on the Robert E. Howard character.

Conan the Victorious Robert Jordan (Tor 0-812-54240-1, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $6.95, 280pp, pb) [Conan] Fantasy novel based on Robert E. Howard’s character.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom James Kahn (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31457-3, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $2.95, 216pp, pb) [Indiana Jones] Novelization of the adventure/fantasy movie sequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark. Includes color stills from the film.

Cageworld 3: The Tyrant of Hades Colin Kapp (DAW 0-87997-919-4, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $2.50, 176pp, pb) [Cageworld] Sf novel, third in the “Cageworld” trilogy. First U.S. edition (NEL 1982).

Cageworld 4: Star Search Colin Kapp (DAW 0-87997-942-9, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.50, 175pp, pb) [Cageworld] Fourth in the sf series. First U.S. edition (NEL 1983).

The Chaos Weapon Colin Kapp (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31344-5, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $2.50, 201pp, pb) Reissue (Del Rey 1977) sf novel.

But We Are Not of Earth Jean E. Karl (Dell 0-440-90489-7, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $2.50, 170pp, pb) Reprint (Dutton 1981) young-adult sf novel.

Wintermind Marvin Kaye & Parke Godwin (Bantam 0-553-24169-9, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $2.95, 297pp, pb) [Masters of Solitude] Reprint (Doubleday 1982) sf novel, sequel to The Masters of Solitude. Recommended. (FCM)

A Small, Elderly Dragon Beverly Keller (Morrow 0-688-02553-6, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $10.50, hc) Juvenile fantasy novel with illustrations by Nola Langner Malone.

Planet of Whispers James Patrick Kelly (Bluejay 0-312-94369-5, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $14.95, 234pp, hc) [Messengers Chronicles] Sf novel, Vol. 1 of “The Messengers Chronicles”.

Kennedy Masquerade Compendium, Revised Edition ed. Peggy Kennedy (Firepearl, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $10.00, 110pp, pb) A “greatly revised and expanded” second edition of the guide to running a masquerade at conventions.

The Ghost-Maker Kathleen Kilgore (Houghton Mifflin 0-395-35383-1, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $11.95, 206pp, hc) Young-adult novel about spiritualism and ghosts.

Tsunami Crawford Kilian (Bantam 0-553-24259-8, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $2.95, 218pp, pb) Near-future disaster novel. First U.S. edition (Douglas & McIntyre 1983).

The Songbirds of Pain Garry Kilworth (Gollancz 0-575-03511-0, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], £8.95, 187pp, hc) Collection of 13 stories; the title story seems to be an original.

A Theatre of Timesmiths Garry Kilworth (Gollancz 0-575-03411-4, May ’84 [Apr ’84], £7.95, 185pp, hc) Sf novel.

Women of the Future: The Female Main Character in Science Fiction Betty King (Scarecrow 0-8108-1664-4, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $18.50, 273pp, hc) Non-fiction, scholarly study giving capsule views of numerous works, in chronological order. Appendices cover collections and anthologies, erotic sf, and amazons. There is also a bibliography and indices of titles and authors, story particulars, and characters’ physical and mental/emotional characteristics.

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