The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Danger! Space Pirates Maggie Freeman (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-39307-6, Jan ’87, £5.95, 112pp, hc) Juvenile sf novel. [Not seen]

The Wind in the Rosebush and Other Tales of the Supernatural Mary E. Wilkins Freeman (Academy Chicago 0-89733-233-4, Jan ’87, $15.95, 258pp, hc) Reprint (Doubleday 1903) collection. The paperback appeared in 1986; this hardcover is an instant binding of it.

The Return of the Time Machine Egon Friedell (Starmont House 1-55742-045-9, Nov ’87 [Dec ’87], $19/95, 127pp, hc) Reprint (DAW 1972) sf novel, originally published in Germany in 1946. Sequel to the H.G. Wells classic by one of his contemporaries; translated by Eddy C. Bertin. This first hardcover edition is offset from the DAW plates and has a laminated cover without d/w. It’s aimed at a library market.

In Conquest Born C. S. Friedman (DAW 0-88677-198-6, May ’87 [Apr ’87], $3.95, 511pp, pb) [In Conquest Born] Sf novel about two generals, one from a race of telepaths, one from a race of “ultimate warriors”, who are personal rivals in a war between the races. A first novel.

In Conquest Born C. S. Friedman (SFBC #11589, Nov ’87, $6.98, 440pp, hc) [In Conquest Born] Reprint (DAW 1987) sf novel; first hardcover edition.

The Glove of Maiden’s Hair Michael Jan Friedman (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20406-0, Mar ’87 [Feb ’87], $3.50, 234pp, pb) Fantasy novel of elves, magic, and modern New York.

New York by Knight Esther M. Friesner (Headline 0-7472-3054-4, Sep ’87, £2.95, 252pp, pb) [New York by Knight] Reprint (Signet 1986) fantasy novel. [First U.K. edition]

The Witchwood Cradle Esther M. Friesner (Avon 0-380-75100-3, Mar ’87, $3.50, 241pp, pb) [Chronicles of the Twelve Kingdoms] Fantasy novel, third in the “Chronicles of the Twelve Kingdoms”.

Dragon Nigel Frith (Unwin 0-04-823351-X, Jul ’87, £2.95, 305pp, pb) Fantasy novel.

The Ghost of 29 Megacycles John G. Fuller (Grafton 0-586-06869-4, Jan ’87, £2.95, 351pp, pb) Reprint (Souvenir Press 1985) occult non-fiction.

Wise Child Monica Furlong (Gollancz 0-575-04046-7, Jun ’87 [May ’87], £7.95, 192pp, hc) [Wise Child] Juvenile fantasy novel. [Not seen]

Wise Child Monica Furlong (Knopf 0-394-89105-8, Oct ’87, $11.95, 228pp, hc) [Wise Child] Reprint (Gollancz 1987) young-adult Arthurian fantasy novel.

Cat’s Pawn Leslie Gadallah (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33742-5, Mar ’87 [Feb ’87], $2.95, 262pp, pb) [Cat’s Pawn] Sf novel with cat-like aliens. A decent first novel about the first human to get to know an alien cat-people and their shameful secret. Though the “disgusting” quality of the secret is overplayed badly, it’s an otherwise interesting picture of cat people and the human underworld of a “spaceport” ghetto. (CFC)

Don’t Panic: The Official Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Companion Neil Gaiman (Titan 1-85286-013-8, Jan ’88 [Dec ’87], £3.95, 182pp, tp) [Hitchhiker] Associational book. [Douglas Adams]

Valley of Lights Stephen Gallagher (NEL 0-450-40664-4, Jun ’87 [Nov ’87], £9.95, 191pp, hc) Horror novel.

The Abandoned Paul Gallico (IPL 0-930330-64-1, Jun ’87 [May ’87], $5.95, 256pp, pb) Reprint (Knopf 1950; UK title Jennie) novel of cats in London, with fantasy elements (the cats talk to each other).

Through the Dolls’ House Door Jane Gardam (Morrow/Greenwillow 0-688-07447-2, Oct ’87, $10.25, 121pp, hc) Juvenile fantasy novel of children and the life of dolls. (The publisher bills it as “for all ages.”) First U.S. edition (Macrae 1987).

The Door Between Nancy Garden (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 0-374-31833-6, Aug ’87 [Oct ’87], $13.95, 184pp, hc) [Fours Crossing] Young-adult fantasy novel, in the “Fours Crossing” series.

Mystery of the Night Raiders Nancy Garden (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 0-374-35221-6, Oct ’87 [Nov ’87], $11.95, 167pp, hc) [Monster Hunters] Juvenile vampire/monster-hunting mystery novel, first in a series.

Prisoner of Vampires Nancy Garden (Corgi 0-552-52368-2, Nov ’87, £1.95, 191pp, pb) Reprint (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1984) juvenile horror novel. [First U.K. edition]

A Difficulty with Dwarves Craig Shaw Gardner (Ace 0-441-14779-8, Dec ’87, $2.95, 188pp, pb) [Wuntvor] Humorous fantasy novel, fourth in the “Ebenezum Trilogy”.

The Exploits of Ebenezvm Craig Shaw Gardner (SFBC #11588, Nov ’87, $6.98, 437pp, hc) [Ebenezum] Humorous fantasy omnibus of A Malady of Magics, A Multitude of Monsters, and A Night in the Netherhells.

The Lost Boys Craig Shaw Gardner (Berkley 0-425-10044-8, Jul ’87, $3.50, 220pp, pb) Novelization of a film script, featuring teenage vampire bikers.

A Night in the Netherhells Craig Shaw Gardner (Ace 0-441-02314-2, Jun ’87 [May ’87], $2.95, 185pp, pb) [Ebenezum] Humorous fantasy novel, third in the “Ebenezum Trilogy”.

Golgotha John Gardner (Crescent Large Print 0-427-00075-0, Mar ’87, £3.95, 325pp, tp) Reprint (W.H. Allen 1980) near-future thriller.

The No-Sided Professor Martin Gardner (Prometheus 0-87975-390-0, Apr ’87 [Mar ’87], $16.95, 220pp, hc) Collection of 26 stories — fantasy, humor, and associational.

The Owl Service Alan Garner (Windrush Large Print 1-85089-909-6, Mar ’87 [1987], £7.65, 217pp, hc) Reprint (Collins 1967) fantasy novel. [Not seen]

The Crone Bill Garnett (St. Martin’s 0-312-90747-8, Aug ’87 [Jul ’87], $3.50, 215pp, pb) Horror novel. First American edition (Sphere 1984).

Takeoff Too! Randall Garrett (Donning/Starblaze 0-89865-455-6, Apr ’87, $7.95, 311pp, tp) A second volume of sf parodies and pastiches, following Takeoff. Introduction and afterword by Vicki Ann Heydron, who made the selections and tells why.

Eileen Goudge’s Swept Away #6: Once Upon a Kiss Mar Garrido (Avon Flare 0-380-75133-X, May ’87 [Apr ’87], $2.50, 170pp, pb) Teenage romance/sf novel, latest in a series about time travel by computer. This one takes the heroine back to the days of King Arthur.

Live Girls Ray Garton (Futura 0-7088-8239-0, Oct ’87, £2.95, 311pp, pb) [Live Girls] Reprint (Pocket 1987) vampire novel. [First U.K. edition]

Live Girls Ray Garton (Macdonald 0-356-14799-1, Nov ’87, £11.95, 320pp, hc) [Live Girls] Reprint (Pocket 1987) vampire novel. [Not seen]

Charon’s Ark Rick Gauger (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31773-4, Aug ’87 [Jul ’87], $3.50, 375pp, pb) Sf novel. Aliens kidnap a planeload of high school students, ranging from nerdy sf fan to airheaded prom queen type, to become exhibits/staff for a doomed space ark. Complex action and interesting situations get bogged down somewhat by a large cast of unlikeable characters, but this is a promising first novel. (CFC)

Living in Ether Patricia Geary (Bantam Spectra 0-553-26329-3, Mar ’87 [Feb ’87], $3.50, 214pp, pb) free-associational life, is haunted by the ghosts (at least one of them real) of her past. Quirky and amusing. (CFC)

Strange Toys Patricia Geary (Bantam Spectra 0-553-26872-4, Jul ’87 [Jun ’87], $3.50, 348pp, pb) Fantasy novel of a girl growing up, and encountering the supernatural.

The Definitive Time Machine: A Critical Edition of H.G. Wells’ Scientific Romance Harry M. Geduld (Indiana University Press 0-253-20427-5, Sep ’87, $10.95, 218pp, tp) Critical edition with introduction and notes by Geduld, plus extensive appendices. Also announced in a hardcover edition (-31611-1, $27.50). [H. G. Wells]

The Priests of Ferris Maurice Gee (Puffin 0-14-032061-X, Sep ’87, £1.95, 180pp, pb) [World of O] Reprint (Oxford University Press 1984) juvenile sf novel. Volume 2 in the “World of O” series.

Wolf in Shadow David Gemmell (Century 0-7126-1821-X, Aug ’87, £5.95, 326pp, tp) [Sipstrassi: Stones of Power; Jon Shannow] Fantasy novel.

Wolf in Shadow David Gemmell (Century 0-7126-1559-8, Aug ’87, £10.95, 326pp, hc) [Sipstrassi: Stones of Power; Jon Shannow] Hardback edition of the above.

Wolf in Shadow David Gemmell (Legend 0-09-953470-3, Dec ’87, £3.50, 326pp, pb) [Sipstrassi: Stones of Power; Jon Shannow] Reprint (Century 1987) fantasy novel. Despite the overtones of Shane this remains a very enjoyable book - distinctly less twee than most fantasy novels around.

Ancient Light Mary Gentle (Gollancz 0-575-03629-X, Aug ’87, £11.95, 539pp, hc) [Orthe] Fantasy novel. Sequel to Golden Witchbreed.

A Hawk in Silver Mary Gentle (Gollancz 0-575-02386-4, Sep ’87, £8.95, 192pp, hc) Reissue (Gollancz 1977) juvenile fantasy novel. [Not seen]

Fantastic Television Gary Gerani & Paul H. Schulman (Titan 0-907610-98-6, Jul ’87, £7.95, 192pp, tp) Reprint (Harmony 1977) of associational interest. A rather dated guide to sf/fantasy TV series. [First U.K. edition]

Space Skimmer David Gerrold (Arrow 0-09-950660-2, Apr ’87, £2.50, 218pp, pb) Reprint (Ballantine 1972) sf novel. Volume 12 in the Venture SF series. [First U.K. edition]

Star Trek, the Next Generation: Encounter at Farpoint David Gerrold (Pocket 0-671-65241-9, Oct ’87, $3.95, 192pp, pb) [Star Trek, the Next Generation] Novelization of the first episode of the new series.

Starhunt David Gerrold (Legend 0-09-940900-3, Dec ’87, £2.50, 252pp, pb) [Star Wolf] Reissue (Dell 1972, as Yesterday’s Children) sf novel. Volume 6 in the “Venture SF” series.

Burning Chrome William Gibson (Ace 0-441-08934-8, Oct ’87 [Sep ’87], $2.95, 191pp, pb) Reprint (Arbor House 1986) collection.

Count Zero William Gibson (Ace 0-441-11773-2, Apr ’87 [Mar ’87], $2.95, 246pp, pb) [Neuromancer] Reprint (Gollancz 1986) sf novel set in the same world as Neuromancer but not exactly a sequel.

Count Zero William Gibson (Grafton 0-586-07121-0, Jul ’87, £2.95, 335pp, pb) [Neuromancer] Reprint (Gollancz 1986) sf novel. Volume 2 in the “Cyberspace” series.

Ghost’s Playground Harry Gilbert (Piccadilly 0-946826-81-1, Jun ’87 [Jul ’87], £4.95, 52pp, hc) Juvenile supernatural novella. [Not seen]

Aiki John Gilbert (Pocket 0-671-61498-0, Jan ’88 [Dec ’87], $3.95, 278pp, pb) Reprint (Donald Fine 1986) futuristic martial arts/gladiator/drug novel.

Born to Howl Mel Gilden (Avon Camelot 0-380-75425-8, Dec ’87 [Nov ’87], $2.50, 90pp, pb) Humorous juvenile fantasy/horror novel, sequel to M is for Monster. Fifth grade werewolf wants to be a “real” boy.

M. Is for Monster Mel Gilden (Avon Camelot 0-380-75423-1, Nov ’87 [Oct ’87], $2.50, 89pp, pb) Humorous juvenile fantasy novella.

Greenbriar Queen Sheila Gilluly (NAL/Signet 0-451-15143-7, Jan ’88 [Dec ’87], $3.50, 330pp, pb) [Greenbriar Queen] Fantasy novel based on a D&D game. A first novel.

Arzach and Other Fantasy Stories Jean “Moebius” Giraud (Marvel/Epic 0-87135-279-6, Aug ’87 [Dec ’87], $9.95, unpaginated, tp) Graphic collection.

The Long Tomorrow and Other Science Fiction Stories Jean “Moebius” Giraud (Marvel/Epic 0-87135-281-8, Dec ’87, $9.95, unpaginated, tp) Graphic collection.

Moebius 1: Upon a Star Jean “Moebius” Giraud (Marvel/Epic 0-87135-278-8, Jun ’87, $9.95, unpaginated, tp) Graphic novel, first in a planned series by illustrator Jean “Moebius” Giraud.

The Rishi Leo Giroux, Jr. (Ballantine Ivy 0-8041-0111-6, Mar ’87 [Feb ’87], $4.50, 459pp, pb) Reprint (Evans 1985) fantasy novel. “The ancient cult of thuggee rises again....”

The Rishi Leo Giroux, Jr. (Grafton 0-586-06934-8, Oct ’87, £3.50, 560pp, pb) Reprint (Evans 1985) fantasy/horror novel.

Teot’s War Heather Gladney (Ace 0-441-80083-1, May ’87 [Apr ’87], $2.95, 264pp, pb) [Song of Naga Teot] Fantasy novel, a first novel.

Beowulf Julian Glover (Alan Sutton 0-86299-337-7, Nov ’87, £14.95, 137pp, hc) This is the adaptation that Julian Glover did for his one-man show, based mainly on Michael Alexander’s translation, and with an introduction by Magnus Magnusson. Probably not for the purist, but the glorious illustrations by Sheila Mackie are worth the price of admission on their own.

The Living Dead Jeffrey Goddin (Leisure 0-8439-2470-5, Apr ’87 [Aug ’87], $3.95, 383pp, pb) Horror novel. “They returned from the grave to drag the living back to hell.”

Wintermind Parke Godwin & Marvin Kaye (Orbit 0-7088-8249-8, Jun ’87, £3.50, 297pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1982) fantasy novel. [First U.K. edition]

Assault on the Gods Stephen Goldin (Arrow 0-09-952770-7, Dec ’87, £2.50, 189pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1977) sf novel. Volume 16 in the “Venture SF” series. [First U.K. edition]

Brothers William Goldman (Warner 0-446-51279-6, Feb ’87, $17.95, 310pp, hc) [Marathon Man] Near-future thriller with elements of sf (inventions and mad scientists), sequel to The Marathon Man.

The Princess Bride William Goldman (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34803-6, Oct ’87 [Sep ’87], $3.95, 283pp, pb) Reissue (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1973) humorous fantasy novel; 17th printing. Movie tie-in edition, with a still on the cover and a new fold-out color map.

A Mask for the General Lisa Goldstein (Bantam Spectra 0-553-05239-X, Nov ’87 [Oct ’87], $14.95, 199pp, hc) Near-future sf novel. Recommended. (FCM)

The Red Magician Lisa Goldstein (Unicorn 0-04-823323-4, Feb ’87, £2.95, 156pp, tp) Fantasy novel.

First Love from Silhouette #198: A Touch of Genius Jeffie Ross Gordon (Silhouette 0-373-06198-6, Aug ’86 [Feb ’87], $0.99, 157pp, pb) Fantasy romance novel. Teenage girl finds a handsome bottled genie, who falls in love with her high-school-cheerleader rival. Published in 1986, but not seen until 1987.

Archon! Stuart Gordon (Macdonald 0-356-14335-X, Aug ’87, £11.95, 316pp, hc) [Watchers] Fantasy novel. Volume 1 in the “Watchers” trilogy.

The Raging Tide Edward Gorey (Beaufort 0-8253-0437-7, Nov ’87, $9.95, 30pp, hc) A “choose-your-own” fantasy/art book as only Edward Gorey could produce.

The Ghastly Glasses Beatrice Gormley (Avon Camelot 0-380-70262-2, Feb ’87, $2.50, 117pp, pb) Reprint (Dutton 1985) juvenile fantasy novel about a girl whose new glasses distort her vision and give her strange powers.

Mail-Order Wings Beatrice Gormley (Avon Camelot 0-380-67421-1, Feb ’87, $2.50, 164pp, pb) Reprint (Dutton 1981) juvenile fantasy novel about a girl who gets mail-order wings.

Richard and the Vratch Beatrice Gormley (Avon Camelot 0-380-75207-7, Oct ’87 [Sep ’87], $3.75, 133pp, pb) Juvenile sf novel about a tribe of prehistoric creatures.

When Flesh Begins to Creep Judith Gorog (Lions 0-00-672777-8, Dec ’87, £1.95, 142pp, pb) Reprint (Philomel 1982, as A Taste for Quiet) original juvenile fantasy/occult collection.

Tesseracts 2 ed. Phyllis Gotlieb & Douglas Barbour (Porcépic Press 0-88878-270-5, Nov ’87, C$9.95, 295pp, tp) Mostly original anthology of 23 Canadian sf stories, including some appearing in English for the first time.

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