The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Dark Gods T. E. D. Klein (Pan 0-330-29714-7, Jan ’87, £2.50, 259pp, pb) Reprint (Viking 1985) collection of 4 horror novellas. [First U.K. edition]

The Jehovah Contract Victor Koman (Franklin Watts 0-531-15043-7, Apr ’87, $16.95, 277pp, hc) A professional assassin on the skids in 1999 is hired to assassinate God, with the help of an ancient Hollywood witch and a 12-year-old telepathic hooker. This novel first appeared in Germany as Der Jehova Vertrag (Heyne 1985), although written originally in English.

Strangers Dean R. Koontz (Star 0-352-31986-0, Mar ’87, £3.95, 710pp, pb) Reprint (W.H. Allen/Putnam 1986) sf/horror novel.

Twilight Eyes Dean R. Koontz (W.H. Allen 0-491-03475-X, Apr ’87, £11.95, 478pp, hc) Fantasy novel expanded and revised from an earlier version (Land of Enchantment 1985).

Twilight Eyes Dean R. Koontz (Berkley 0-425-10065-0, Sep ’87 [Aug ’87], $4.95, 451pp, pb) Horror novel. A slightly different version of Part 1 appeared from The Land of Enchantment (under the same title) in 1985. This is the first complete American edition (W.H. Allen 1987).

Watchers Dean R. Koontz (Putnam 0-399-13263-5, Feb ’87 [Jan ’87], $17.95, 352pp, hc) Supernatural/sf thriller about genetically manipulated dogs with unusual powers.

Watchers Dean R. Koontz (Headline 0-7472-0041-6, Sep ’87, £10.95, 352pp, hc) Reprint (Putnam 1987) plausible, yet terrifying, horror novel about two very different experimental animals escaped from the research labs. Highly recommended. [First U.K. edition]

Watchers Dean R. Koontz (SFBC #10749, Oct ’87, $5.98, 406pp, hc) Reprint (Putnam 1987) sf/horror thriller.

The Island Worlds Eric Kotani & John Maddox Roberts (Baen 0-671-65648-1, Jun ’87 [May ’87], $2.95, 279pp, pb) [Act of God] Sf novel of Earth vs. the asteroid belt in a war of independence.

An Alien Light Nancy Kress (Arbor House 0-87795-940-4, Jan ’88 [Dec ’87], $18.95, 370pp, hc) Sf novel, an intense investigation of the nature of humanity. Highly recommended. (FCM)

Empery Michael P. Kube-McDowell (Berkley 0-425-09887-7, Jun ’87 [May ’87], $3.50, 325pp, pb) [Trigon Disunity] Sf novel, conclusion of the “Trigon Disunity” trilogy.

Isaac Asimov’s Robot City, Book 1: Odyssey Michael P. Kube-McDowell (Ace 0-441-73122-8, Jul ’87 [Jun ’87], $2.95, 211pp, pb) [Robot City] Sf novel, first in a shared-world series based on Asimov’s Laws of Robotics (and Humanics).

The Hunt James Howard Kunstler (Tor 0-812-52093-9, Jan ’88 [Dec ’87], $3.50, 217pp, pb) Horror novel. Bigfoot hunts the hunters.

Star Griffin Michael Kurland (Doubleday 0-385-19395-5, Mar ’87 [Feb ’87], $12.95, 180pp, hc) Sf/fantasy novel of decadence and “futuristic wizardry.”

The Bishop’s Heir Katherine Kurtz (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34761-7, Sep ’87 [Aug ’87], $3.95, 363pp, pb) [Deryni: King Kelson] Reissue (Del Rey 1984) fantasy novel in the “Deryni” series, “The Histories of King Kelson” Vol. 1; 4th printing.

Camber of Culdi Katherine Kurtz (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34767-6, Sep ’87 [Aug ’87], $3.95, 314pp, pb) [Deryni: Camber] Reissue (Del Rey 1976) fantasy novel in the “Deryni” series, Vol. 1 of “The Legends of Camber of Culdi”; 16th printing.

Camber the Heretic Katherine Kurtz (Century 0-7126-1585-7, Mar ’87 [Aug ’87], £11.95, 510pp, hc) [Deryni: Camber] Reprint (Del Rey 1981) fantasy novel. Volume 3 in “The Legends of Camber of Culdi”.

Deryni Checkmate Katherine Kurtz (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34764-1, Sep ’87 [Aug ’87], $3.95, 302pp, pb) [Deryni] Reissue (Del Rey 1972) fantasy novel, second in the “Deryni” series; 16th printing.

Deryni Rising Katherine Kurtz (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34763-3, Sep ’87 [Aug ’87], $3.95, 271pp, pb) [Deryni] Reissue (Del Rey 1970) fantasy novel, first in the “Deryni” series; 15th printing.

High Deryni Katherine Kurtz (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34766-8, Sep ’87 [Aug ’87], $3.95, 369pp, pb) [Deryni] Reissue (Del Rey 1973) fantasy novel, third in the “Deryni” series; 15th printing.

The King’s Justice Katherine Kurtz (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34762-5, Sep ’87 [Aug ’87], $3.95, 322pp, pb) [Deryni: King Kelson] Reissue (Del Rey 1985) fantasy novel in the “Deryni” series, Vol. 2 of “The Histories of King Kelson”; 3rd printing.

The Quest for Saint Camber Katherine Kurtz (SFBC #106294, Mar ’87, $5.98, 401pp, hc) [Deryni: King Kelson] Reprint (Del Rey 1986) fantasy novel in the “Deryni” series.

The Quest for Saint Camber Katherine Kurtz (Arrow 0-09-950360-3, May ’87, £3.50, 435pp, tp) [Deryni: King Kelson] Reprint (Del Rey 1986) fantasy novel. Volume 3 in the “Histories of King Kelson”. [First U.K. edition]

The Quest for Saint Camber Katherine Kurtz (Century 0-7126-1616-0, Aug ’87, £11.95, 435pp, hc) [Deryni: King Kelson] Reprint (Del Rey 1986) fantasy novel. Volume 3 in the “History of King Kelson” series.

The Quest for Saint Camber Katherine Kurtz (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-30099-8, Sep ’87 [Aug ’87], $3.95, 449pp, pb) [Deryni: King Kelson] Reprint (Del Rey 1986) fantasy novel in the “Deryni” series, Vol. 3 of “The Histories of King Kelson”.

Saint Camber Katherine Kurtz (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34768-4, Sep ’87 [Aug ’87], $3.95, 449pp, pb) [Deryni: Camber] Reissue (Del Rey 1978) fantasy novel in the “Deryni” series, “The Legends of Camber of Culdi” Vol. 2; 10th printing.

Swordspoint Ellen Kushner (Unwin Hyman 0-04-823352-8, Feb ’87 [Aug ’87], £9.95, 269pp, hc) [Swordspoint] Fantasy novel. A first novel.

Swordspoint Ellen Kushner (Unwin 0-04-823373-0, Sep ’87, £3.95, 269pp, tp) [Swordspoint] Reprint (Unwin Hyman 1987) fantasy novel.

Swordspoint Ellen Kushner (Arbor House 0-87795-923-4, Nov ’87 [Oct ’87], $15.95, 269pp, hc) [Swordspoint] Fantasy novel set in an imaginary, elegant, decadent civilization. An outstanding first novel. Recommended. (FCM) First U.S. edition (Unwin Hyman 1987).

Prince Raynor Henry Kuttner (Gryphon 0-936071-06-0, Jul ’87, $5.95, 79pp, tp) [Prince Raynor] Small booklet containing 2 Kuttner fantasies from 1939 pulps, plus an introduction by L. Sprague de Camp. Limited to 500 copies.

The Haunted Mesa Louis L’Amour (Bantam 0-553-05182-2, Jul ’87 [Jun ’87], $18.95, 357pp, hc) Western novel with an sf element — a gate between dimensions.

The Haunted Mesa Louis L’Amour (Bantam UK 0-593-01385-9, Nov ’87, £10.95, 357pp, hc) Reprint (Bantam 1987) western with sf elements. [First U.K. edition]

Many Waters Madeleine L’Engle (Dell/Laurel Leaf 0-440-95252-2, Sep ’87, $3.25, 310pp, pb) [Meg Murry] Reprint (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1986) fantasy novel, part of the “Wrinkle in Time” sequence.

Arrow’s Fall Mercedes R. Lackey (DAW 0-88677-255-9, Jan ’88 [Dec ’87], $3.50, 319pp, pb) [Valdemar: Heralds] Fantasy novel, third in the “Arrows of the Queen” trilogy.

Arrow’s Flight Mercedes R. Lackey (DAW 0-88677-222-2, Sep ’87 [Aug ’87], $3.50, 318pp, pb) [Valdemar: Heralds] Fantasy novel, second in the “Heralds of Valdemar” trilogy. Despite some signs of “middle book syndrome”, this is better written than its predecessor. Recommended. (TM)

Arrows of the Queen Mercedes R. Lackey (DAW 0-88677-189-7, Mar ’87 [Feb ’87], $2.95, 320pp, pb) [Valdemar: Heralds] Fantasy novel — a girl with unusual talents finds a place where she is accepted and trained; a cross between McCaffrey’s “Harper Hall” books and Bradley’s Free Amazons of Darkover. (CFC) A first novel and the first of an announced trilogy.

My Heart Leaps Up, Chapters 3 & 4 R. A. Lafferty (Chris Drumm 0-936055-30-8, Apr ’87, $2.75, 44pp, ph) Two more chapters of a serialized work which is itself the first part of “In a Green Tree”. Also available in a signed edition, -31-6, $6.00.

My Heart Leaps Up, Chapters 5 & 6 R. A. Lafferty (Chris Drumm 0-936055-33-2, Dec ’87, $2.95, 54pp, ph) Two more chapters of a serialized work which is itself the first part of “In a Green Tree”. Also available in a signed edition, -34-0, $6.00.

Serpent’s Egg R. A. Lafferty (Morrigan 1-870338-15-4, Aug ’87, £27.50, 177pp, hc) Fantasy novel mixing Lafferty’s quirky Catholic fundamentalism with clones, robots, and a strange unknown sentient race on a future Earth. 250 copy limited edition, includes an extra story.

Serpent’s Egg R. A. Lafferty (Morrigan 1-870338-10-3, Aug ’87, £10.95, 166pp, hc) 750 copy limited edition of the above.

Dad’s Nuke Marc Laidlaw (Critic’s Choice 1-55547-147-1, Feb ’87 [Jan ’87], $3.50, 255pp, pb) Reprint (Fine 1985) satirical sf novel.

The Space Eater David Langford (Baen 0-671-65619-8, Feb ’87 [Jan ’87], $2.95, 281pp, pb) Reprint (Arrow 1982) sf novel.

Earthdoom! David Langford & John Grant (Grafton 0-586-06739-6, May ’87, £2.95, 303pp, pb) Spoof disaster novel featuring villainous aliens, rabid lemmings and cloned Hitlers, among others.

The Nightrunners Joe R. Lansdale (Dark Harvest 0-913165-17-4, Aug ’87, $18.95, 241pp, hc) Horror novel, illustrated by Gregory Manchess, with an introduction by Dean R. Koontz. The blurb warns, “Extreme violence, language and sexual situations may offend some readers.” A deluxe limited edition was announced; not seen.

Eileen Goudge’s Swept Away #2: Woodstock Magic Fran Lantz (Avon Flare 0-380-75129-1, Sep ’86 [Feb ’87], $2.50, 166pp, pb) Young-adult sf/romance novel in a series about time-traveling teens — time travel to Woodstock! Issued in 1986; not seen until now.

Eileen Goudge’s Swept Away #8: All Shook Up Fran Lantz (Avon Flare 0-380-75136-4, Sep ’87 [Aug ’87], $2.50, pb) Teenage timetravel romance, set in 1950 with the birth of rock’n’roll.

Battlestar Galactica #14: Surrender the Galactica! Glen A. Larson & Robert Thurston (Ace 0-441-05104-9, Jan ’88 [Dec ’87], $2.95, 203pp, pb) Sf novelization based on the long-gone tv series.

Pawns and Symbols Majliss Larson (Firecrest 0-85997-926-1, Jul ’87 [1987], £7.95, 288pp, hc) [Star Trek] Reprint (Pocket 1985) sf novel. Volume 41 in the Star Trek Novels series. [First U.K. edition, not seen]

The Complete Robert Bloch: An Illustrated, Comprehensive Bibliography Randall D. Larson (Fandom Unlimited 0-9607178-1-1, Jul ’86, $10.00, 126pp, tp) Non-fiction, bibliography. The copyright is 1986, but we were not sent a copy until 1987. [Robert Bloch]

Robert Bloch Randall D. Larson (Starmont House 0-930261-58-5, Dec ’86 [Jan ’87], $8.95, 148pp, tp) Non-fiction, critical study, “Starmont Reader’s Guide 37”, including primary and secondary bibliographies. [Robert Bloch]

Home Free Kathryn Lasky (Dell/Laurel-Leaf 0-440-20038-5, Jan ’88 [Dec ’87], $2.95, 245pp, pb) Reprint (Four Winds 1985) young-adult novel of naturalists vs. developers, and children with strange powers.

Retief to the Rescue Keith Laumer (Baen 0-671-65376-8, Jan ’88 [Dec ’87], $2.95, 250pp, pb) [Jame Retief] Reprint (Simon & Schuster/Timescape 1983) sf novel in an endless humorous series.

Retief: Diplomat at Arms Keith Laumer (Baen 0-671-65358-X, Oct ’87 [Sep ’87], $2.95, 214pp, pb) [Jame Retief] Reprint (Timescape 1982) collection of sf stories featuring Retief.

Retief: Envoy to New Worlds Keith Laumer (Baen 0-671-65635-X, Apr ’87 [Mar ’87], $2.95, 245pp, pb) [Jame Retief] Collection of Retief stories which includes the six stories from Envoy to New Worlds (Ace 1963) plus “Rank Injustice” (which first appeared in New Destinies earlier this year). To add to the confusion, five of the six Envoy stories appeared along with a short novel as Retief Unbound (Ace 1979).

Time Trap Keith Laumer (Baen 0-671-65340-7, Aug ’87 [Jul ’87], $2.95, 156pp, pb) [Time Trap] Reprint (Putnam 1970) sf time travel novel.

The Ultimax Man Keith Laumer (Baen 0-671-65652-X, Jun ’87 [May ’87], $2.95, 249pp, pb) Reprint (Putnam 1978) sf adventure novel.

Earthblood Keith Laumer & Rosel George Brown (Baen 0-671-65348-2, Aug ’87 [Jul ’87], $2.95, 311pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1966) sf novel.

In the Hall of the Dragon King Stephen R. Lawhead (Lion 0-85648-859-3, Jan ’87, £2.95, 351pp, pb) [Dragon King] Reissue (Crossway 1982) fantasy novel. Volume 1 in the “Dragonking Saga”.

The Sword and the Flame Stephen R. Lawhead (Lion 0-85648-875-5, Jan ’87 [May ’87], £2.95, 313pp, pb) [Dragon King] Reissue (Crossway 1984) fantasy novel. Volume 3 in the “Dragonking Saga”.

Taliesin Stephen R. Lawhead (Crossway Books 0-89107-407-4, Aug ’87 [Oct ’87], $10.95, 452pp, tp) [Pendragon Cycle] Fantasy novel, first in the “Pendragon Cycle”.

The Warlords of Nin Stephen R. Lawhead (Lion 0-85648-874-7, Jan ’87, £2.95, 367pp, pb) [Dragon King] Reissue (Crossway 1983) fantasy novel. Volume 2 in the “Dragonking Saga” series.

Moonwind Louise Lawrence (Harper & Row/Starwanderer 0-694-05617-0, Sep ’87, $2.95, 180pp, pb) Reprint (Harper & Row 1986) young-adult sf novel where an Earth boy falls in love with an astral spirit.

Moonwind Louise Lawrence (Lions 0-00-672750-6, Nov ’87, £1.95, 154pp, pb) Reprint (Bodley Head 1986) juvenile sf novel.

Star Lord Louise Lawrence (The Bodley Head 0-370-31153-1, Oct ’87 [Dec ’87], £4.50, 154pp, tp) Reprint (Harper & Row 1978) juvenile sf novel. This edition is ‘substantially revised’.

Ghost Train Stephen Laws (Sphere 0-7221-5386-4, Mar ’87, £2.95, 343pp, pb) Reprint (Souvenir 1985) horror novel.

Spectre Stephen Laws (Tor 0-812-52102-1, Jul ’87 [Jun ’87], $3.95, 279pp, pb) Reprint (Souvenir Press 1986) horror novel.

The Wyrm Stephen Laws (Souvenir Press 0-285-62810-0, Oct ’87, £9.95, 301pp, hc) Horror novel.

The Beast House Richard Laymon (Paperjacks 0-7701-0684-6, Sep ’87 [Aug ’87], $3.95, 294pp, pb) [Beast House Chronicles] Horror novel. First U.S. edition (NEL 1986).

Beware! Richard Laymon (Paperjacks 0-7701-0703-6, Oct ’87 [Sep ’87], $3.95, 268pp, pb) Horror novel of an invisible killer. First American edition (NEL 1985).

Flesh Richard Laymon (W.H. Allen 0-491-03487-3, Oct ’87 [Nov ’87], £11.95, 333pp, hc) Horror novel.

Tread Softly Richard Laymon (Tor 0-812-52108-0, Feb ’87 [Jan ’87], $3.95, 311pp, pb) Horror novel of evil in the woods. First American edition (Sphere 1986). [This is an original per W.H. Allen, see under Richard Kelly]

In a Glass Darkly Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (Alan Sutton 0-86299-379-2, Sep ’87, £3.50, 192pp, tp) [Martin Hesselius] Reprint (Richard Bently 1872) ghost/horror collection. [Not seen]

The Beginning Place Ursula K. Le Guin (Bantam Spectra 0-553-26282-3, Aug ’87 [Jul ’87], $2.95, 183pp, pb) Reissue (Harper & Row 1980) young-adult fantasy novel; 4th printing.

Buffalo Gals and Other Animal Presences Ursula K. Le Guin (Capra Press 0-88496-270-9, Sep ’87 [Aug ’87], $15.95, 196pp, hc) Collection of stories and poetry about animals (and plants and minerals) — sf, fantasy, and associational. The title story is a fine original. (FCM) PW described the book and Le Guin as “a mixture of prodigious talent and stubborn polemic, which has alternately exhilarated and exasperated sf readers since the ’60s” — a perfect summing-up (CNB).

The Compass Rose Ursula K. Le Guin (Bantam Spectra 0-553-23512-5, Nov ’87 [Oct ’87], $3.50, 271pp, pb) Reissue (Harper & Row 1982) collection of 20 stories. 4th printing.

Orsinian Tales Ursula K. Le Guin (Harper & Row/Perennial Library 0-06-091433-5, Sep ’87, $6.95, 179pp, tp) Reprint (Harper & Row 1976) collection of 11 stories — almost mainstream, but set in an imaginary country.

The Wind’s Twelve Quarters Ursula K. Le Guin (Harper & Row/Perennial Library 0-06-091434-3, Sep ’87, $6.95, 303pp, tp) Reprint (Harper & Row 1975) collection of 17 stories.

The Origins of “Dracula”: The Background to Bram Stoker’s Gothic Masterpiece ed. Clive Leatherdale (Kimber 0-7183-0657-0, Oct ’87 [Dec ’87], £12.50, 239pp, hc) Collection of essays about Dracula. [Bram Stoker]

The Unicorn Quest John Lee (Orbit 0-7088-8216-1, Mar ’87, £2.95, 381pp, pb) [Unicorn Saga] Reprint (Tor 1986) fantasy novel. First of a trilogy. [First U.K. edition]

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