The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Shadow Dave Duncan (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34274-7, Nov ’87 [Oct ’87], $2.95, 276pp, pb) Sf novel; though it reads more like fantasy, it’s an unusually dark and ironic adventure. Recommended. (FCM)

The Sound of Wings Spencer Dunmore (Tor 0-812-51714-8, Jan ’88 [Dec ’87], $3.95, 347pp, pb) Reprint (Macmillan 1984) aviator’s ghost story.

Budspy David Dvorkin (Franklin Watts 0-531-15053-4, Oct ’87 [Sep ’87], $17.95, 259pp, hc) Alternate-America sf novel, set 40 years after the Nazis won WWII.

Starclipper and the Galactic Final Brian Earnshaw (Pied Piper 0-416-00802-X, Mar ’87, £5.95, 128pp, hc) [Star Jam Pack] Juvenile sf novel. Volume 3 in the “Star Jam Pack” series. [Not seen]

The Fisherman’s Curse M. Coleman Easton (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20332-3, Feb ’87 [Jan ’87], $3.50, 236pp, pb) [Masters of Glass] Fantasy novel, sequel to Masters of Glass.

Swimmers Beneath the Bright M. Coleman Easton (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20456-7, Sep ’87 [Aug ’87], $2.95, 236pp, pb) Anti-technological sf novel set on a water planet with bioengineered inhabitants.

Enchanters’ End Game David Eddings (Corgi 0-552-12447-8, Aug ’87, £2.95, 372pp, pb) [Belgariad] Reissue (Del Rey 1984) fantasy novel. Volume 5 in the “Belgariad” series.

Guardians of the West David Eddings (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33000-5, Apr ’87 [Mar ’87], $16.95, 454pp, hc) [Belgariad: Malloreon] Fantasy novel, Book One of “The Malloreon”, the sequel to his pentalogy “The Belgariad”. The book takes up shortly after “The Belgariad” left off, with the same complex set of characters, only with a new focus on the child Errand. Time passes quickly as a new evil appears, and old comrades re-arm to oppose it. An enjoyable meeting with old friends for those who have read the previous series, this might be over-involved for the newcomer. (CFC)

Guardians of the West David Eddings (Bantam UK 0-593-01195-3, Apr ’87 [Mar ’87], £9.95, 429pp, hc) [Belgariad: Malloreon] Fantasy novel, simultaneous with US (Del Rey) edition. Volume 1 in the “Malloreon” series.

Guardians of the West David Eddings (Corgi 0-552-13017-6, Aug ’87 [Jul ’87], £2.95, 429pp, pb) [Belgariad: Malloreon] Reprint (Bantam UK/Del Rey 1987) fantasy novel. Volume 1 in the “Malloreon” series.

Guardians of the West David Eddings (SFBC #11483, Nov ’87, $6.98, 369pp, hc) [Belgariad: Malloreon] Reprint (Bantam UK/Del Rey 1986) fantasy novel, Book One of “The Mallorean”.

The Black Magician G. C. Edmondson & C. M. Kotlan (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33221-0, Nov ’87 [Oct ’87], $2.95, 298pp, pb) [Blaise Cunningham] Reissue (Del Rey 1986) sf novel, second in the “Cunningham Equations” trilogy. 2nd printing.

The Cunningham Equations G. C. Edmondson & C. M. Kotlan (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33037-4, Nov ’87 [Oct ’87], $2.95, 295pp, pb) [Blaise Cunningham] Reissue (Del Rey 1986) sf novel, first in a trilogy; 3rd printing.

Maximum Effort G. C. Edmondson & C. M. Kotlan (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33222-9, Nov ’87 [Oct ’87], $3.50, 299pp, pb) [Blaise Cunningham] Sf novel, third in the “Cunningham Equations” trilogy.

The Force Ames J. Edward (Leisure 0-8439-2480-2, Apr ’87 [Jul ’87], $3.95, 400pp, pb) Horror novel.

Bright and Shining Tiger Claudia J. Edwards (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20626-8, Jan ’88 [Dec ’87], $2.95, 218pp, pb) [Taming the Forest King] Fantasy novel, set in the same universe as Taming the Forest King and A Horsewoman in Godsland.

A Horsewoman in Godsland Claudia J. Edwards (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20310-2, Jul ’87 [Jun ’87], $2.95, 219pp, pb) [Taming the Forest King] Fantasy novel of a powerful bishop and an outland woman horse trainer, at odds in a land of supernatural forces.

Taming the Forest King Claudia J. Edwards (Headline 0-7472-3060-9, Oct ’87, £2.50, 215pp, pb) [Taming the Forest King] Reprint (Popular Library 1986) fantasy novel. [First U.K. edition]

The Nick of Time George Alec Effinger (NEL 0-450-41736-0, Dec ’87, £2.50, 244pp, pb) [Nick of Time] Reprint (Doubleday 1985) hilarious time-travel romp, complete with its own puzzle for the reader to solve. Great fun. [First U.K. edition]

When Gravity Fails George Alec Effinger (Bantam Spectra 0-553-25555-X, Jan ’88, $3.95, 276pp, pb) [Marid Audran] Reprint (Arbor House 1987) hardboiled near-future cyberpunk sf novel, set in an Arab-controlled city. Highly recommended. (CNB)

The Official Batman Batbook Joel Eisner (Titan 0-907610-97-8, Jul ’87, £6.95, 184pp, tp) [Batman] Associational. A guidebook to the Batman TV series. [First U.K. edition]

Native Tongue Suzette Haden Elgin (DAW 0-88677-121-8, Feb ’87, $3.95, 301pp, pb) [Native Tongue] Reissue (DAW 1984) sf novel; 3rd printing.

Native Tongue II: The Judas Rose Suzette Haden Elgin (DAW 0-88677-186-2, Feb ’87 [Jan ’87], $3.50, 363pp, pb) [Native Tongue] Sf novel, sequel to Native Tongue. “The secret language of women is their one hope for regaining their freedom — and for saving humankind.”

How Dear the Dawn Marc Eliot (Ballantine 0-345-34315-8, Aug ’87, $3.50, 284pp, pb) Horror novel.

The King Awakes Janice Elliott (Walker 0-7445-0804-5, Aug ’87 [Oct ’87], £6.95, 188pp, hc) [Sword and the Dream] Juvenile fantasy novel about King Arthur in a post-nuclear-holocaust Britain.

Innerspace Nathan Elliott (Dragon 0-583-31274-8, Dec ’87, £1.95, 141pp, pb) Sf film novelization, based on a screenplay by Jeffrey Boam and Chip Proser. This is a pseudonym for Christopher Evans.

Kidnap in Space Nathan Elliott (Dragon 0-583-31114-8, Oct ’87, £1.95, 155pp, pb) [Star Pirates] Juvenile sf novel. Volume 1 in the “Star Pirates” trilogy. This is a pseudonym for Christopher Evans.

Plague Moon Nathan Elliott (Dragon 0-583-31115-6, Oct ’87, £1.95, 160pp, pb) [Star Pirates] Juvenile sf novel. Volume 2 in the “Star Pirates” trilogy. This is a pseudonym for Christopher Evans.

Treasure Planet Nathan Elliott (Dragon 0-583-31116-4, Oct ’87, £1.95, 156pp, pb) [Star Pirates] Juvenile sf novel. Volume 3 in the “Star Pirates” trilogy. This is a pseudonym for Christopher Evans.

The Einstein Legacy Richard Elliott (Ballantine Fawcett 0-449-13180-7, Dec ’87 [Nov ’87], $3.50, 281pp, pb) Sf novel. The authors are Richard Geis and Elton Elliott.

An Edge in My Voice Harlan Ellison (Donning 0-89865-341-X, Jul ’87, $10.95, 548pp, tp) Reissue (Donning 1985); associational, a collection of essays, mostly on movies and tv. This second printing has a sticker that says it’s revised, but “corrected” is probably closer. The ISBN is the same, although it’s supposed to change when the price goes up and the text changes.

The Essential Ellison Harlan Ellison (Nemo Press 0-914261-01-0, Aug ’87 [Jul ’87], $29.95, 1019pp, hc) Collection of many, many stories and essays, edited by Terry Dowling, Richard Delap, and Gil Lamont. This is ment as a 35-year retrospective (it’s taken 3 years to publish) of Ellison’s work, from his early 1949 juvenilia to his work in the ’80s. It’s not a “best of”, but a “warts and all” collection, divided into 15 sections with introductions to each one by one of the various editors. The texts of every item have been “corrected”, but not rewritten. It isn’t a book you sit down and read as much as you browse it. It isn’t even reviewable except as a book-length study of Ellison’s life. It’s a well made book despite its size, and should stand up to years of use — even throwing across a room. A bargain at twice the price. Recommended. (CNB) A limited edition ($60) was announced, but has apparently not appeared yet.

Dangerous Visions ed. Harlan Ellison (Gollancz 0-575-04144-7, Aug ’87, £6.95, 544pp, tp) Reprint (Doubleday 1967) original sf anthology. Volume 16 in the Gollancz Classic SF series.

The Incomer Margaret Elphinstone (The Women’s Press 0-7043-4070-4, May ’87, £3.95, 229pp, tp) Post-holocaust novel.

Starlight Scott Ely (Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1-55584-047-7, Apr ’87 [May ’87], $15.95, 195pp, hc) This is being advertised as a straight Vietnam war novel, but it apparently develops into sf/fantasy — or maybe just hallucination.

In the Caves of Exile Ru Emerson (Ace 0-441-37050-0, Jan ’88 [Dec ’87], $2.95, 310pp, pb) [Nedao] Fantasy novel, second in the “Tales of Nedao” series.

The Princess of Flames Ru Emerson (Unicorn 0-04-823359-5, Jan ’87, £2.95, 327pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1986) fantasy novel. [First U.K. edition]

To the Haunted Mountains Ru Emerson (Ace 0-441-79558-7, Feb ’87, $2.95, 314pp, pb) [Nedao] Fantasy novel, “The First Tale of Nedao.” Princess Ylia becomes queen with the help of her magic cat Misana.

The Neverending Story Michael Ende (Puffin 0-14-031793-7, Dec ’87, £2.95, 445pp, pb) Reissue (Doubleday 1983) juvenile fantasy novel.

First Love from Silhouette #174: Adrienne and the Blob Judith Enderle (Silhouette 0-373-06174-9, Feb ’86 [Feb ’87], $1.95, 155pp, pb) Teen romance/sf novel. Adrienne finds a strange growing glob on a biology class field trip. Published last year; just seen.

Arslan M. J. Engh (Arbor House 0-87795-884-X, May ’87 [Apr ’87], $17.95, 296pp, hc) Reprint (Warner 1976) sf novel. First hardcover edition. It’s set in a U.S. taken over by an outside dictatorship.

The House in the Snow M. J. Engh (Franklin Watts Orchard 0-531-08317-9, Aug ’87, $11.95, 132pp, hc) Juvenile fantasy novel about invisible robbers and the boys who oppose them; illustrations by Leslie Bowman.

The Ark Paul Erickson (Target 0-426-20253-8, Mar ’87, £1.75, 144pp, pb) [Doctor Who] Reprint (W.H. Allen 1986) juvenile sf novel. Volume 114 in the Doctor Who series.

Lady of Hay Barbara Erskine (Sphere Overseas 0-7221-3359-6, 1987 [Apr ’87], £3.95, 760pp, pb) Reprint (Michael Joseph 1986) sf/historical romance novel. Special “open market” edition.

Lady of Hay Barbara Erskine (Delacorte 0-385-29539-1, Jun ’87 [May ’87], $17.95, 545pp, hc) A psychic time travel novel. A skeptical journalist researches hypnotic past-life regression and relives a medieval life that becomes entangled in her present love-life. A dramatic, well-written first novel. (CFC) First U.S. edition (Michael Joseph 1986).

Lady of Hay Barbara Erskine (Sphere 0-7221-3359-6, Jul ’87, £3.95, 760pp, pb) Reprint (Michael Joseph 1986) sf/historical romance novel.

Greyhawk Adventures #3: Master Wolf Rose Estes (TSR 0-88038-457-3, Apr ’87 [Mar ’87], $3.95, 314pp, pb) [Greyhawk] Novel taking place in the World of Greyhawk fantasy game setting. The first two books were written by Gary Gygax.

Greyhawk Adventures #4: The Price of Power Rose Estes (TSR 0-88038-458-1, Aug ’87 [Nov ’87], $3.95, 316pp, pb) [Greyhawk] Fantasy novel based on a game.

Saga of the Lost Lands, Volume 1: Blood of the Tiger Rose Estes (Bantam Spectra 0-553-26411-7, Dec ’87 [Nov ’87], $3.50, 198pp, pb) [Saga of the Lost Lands] Fantasy novel, first in a new prehistoric trilogy.

Darkside Dennis Etchison (Futura 0-7088-3399-3, Aug ’87, £2.50, 246pp, pb) Reprint (Charter 1986) horror novel. [First U.K. edition]

Darkside Dennis Etchison (Macdonald 0-356-14746-0, Oct ’87, £10.95, 208pp, hc) Reprint (Charter 1986) horror novel. [Not seen]

Red Dreams Dennis Etchison (Berkley 0-425-10398-6, Sep ’87 [Aug ’87], $3.50, 309pp, pb) Reprint (Scream/Press 1984) collection of 13 horror stories.

Cutting Edge ed. Dennis Etchison (St. Martin’s 0-312-90772-9, Oct ’87 [Sep ’87], $3.95, 299pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1986) anthology of horror stories, mostly original to this book.

Cutting Edge ed. Dennis Etchison (Futura 0-7088-3608-9, Dec ’87, £2.95, 290pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1986) original horror anthology. [First U.K. edition]

Masters of Darkness II ed. Dennis Etchison (Tor 0-812-51764-4, Jan ’88, $3.95, 338pp, pb) Anthology of 15 horror stories, an “author’s choice” selection with afterwords by the authors.

Other Edens ed. Christopher Evans & Robert Holdstock (Unwin 0-04-823378-1, Jul ’87, £2.95, 237pp, pb) Original sf/fantasy anthology.

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