The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Soldiers of Paradise Paul Park (Arbor House 0-87795-861-0, Sep ’87 [Aug ’87], $17.95, 280pp, hc) [Starbridge Chronicles] Sf novel, a first novel, of an intricate, brutal society, vividly presented. A sequel is planned. Park is a very promising new writer. Recommended. (FCM)

My Sister Sif Ruth Park (Viking Kestrel 0-670-81524-1, Apr ’87, £5.95, 192pp, hc) Juvenile novel with a touch of the supernatural. [Not seen]

Kyoki Chris Parker (Malvern 0-947993-31-2, Mar ’87, £10.95, 222pp, hc) Horror novel.

The Golden Garden Brian Parvin (Robert Hale 0-7090-2927-6, May ’87, £9.95, 176pp, hc) Animal fantasy novel about hedgehogs. [Not seen]

Duel and Other Horror Stories of the Road ed. William Pattrick (Star 0-352-32164-4, Dec ’87 [Nov ’87], £2.50, 223pp, pb) Reprint (W.H. Allen 1987, as Mysterious Motoring Stories) supernatural anthology.

Mysterious Motoring Stories ed. William Pattrick (W.H. Allen 0-491-03643-4, Feb ’87, £10.95, 224pp, hc) Anthology of supernatural stories about cars. Reprinted (Star 1987) as Duel and Other Horror Stories of the Road.

Mysterious Sea Stories ed. William Pattrick (Dell 0-440-16088-X, Sep ’87 [Aug ’87], $3.50, 247pp, pb) Anthology of strange or supernatural sea stories. First American edition (W.H. Allen 1985).

The Earthstone Diana L. Paxson (Tor 0-812-54862-0, Sep ’87 [Aug ’87], $3.50, 278pp, pb) [Westria] Fantasy novel, #4 in the “Westria” series.

The Paradise Tree Diana L. Paxson (Ace 0-441-65134-8, Aug ’87 [Jul ’87], $2.95, 243pp, pb) Contemporary fantasy novel.

Experiment in Terror Bernal C. Payne, Jr. (Houghton Mifflin 0-395-44260-5, Oct ’87, $13.95, 215pp, hc) Young-adult sf/psi novel about a young man with strange powers.

Tom’s Midnight Garden Philippa Pearce (Windrush 1-85089-914-2, 1987 [Oct ’87], $12.95, 256pp, hc) Reprint (Oxford 1958) juvenile fantasy novel, large print edition. U.S. distribution of British edition from Windrush. Order from ABC-Clio.

Who’s Afraid? and Other Strange Stories Philippa Pearce (Morrow/Greenwillow 0-688-06895-2, Apr ’87, $10.25, 152pp, hc) Collection of young-adult “spooky stories.” First U.S. edition (Kestrel Penguin 1986).

Blossom Culp and the Sleep of Death Richard Peck (Dell/Yearling 0-440-40676-5, Jul ’87 [Jun ’87], $2.95, 185pp, tp) [Blossom Culp] Reprint (Delacorte 1986) young-adult fantasy novel in the “Blossom Culp” series.

The Dreadful Future of Blossom Culp Richard Peck (Dell/Yearling 0-440-42154-3, Jun ’87 [May ’87], $2.95, 183pp, tp) [Blossom Culp] Reprint (Delacorte 1983) humorous young-adult fantasy/sf novel of psychic powers and time travel, third in the “Blossom Culp” series.

The Ghost Belonged to Me Richard Peck (Dell/Yearling 0-440-42861-0, Apr ’87 [May ’87], $2.95, 183pp, pb) [Blossom Culp] Reprint (Viking 1975) young-adult humor/horror novel in the “Blossom Culp” series.

Ghosts I Have Been Richard Peck (Dell/Yearling 0-440-42864-5, May ’87, $2.95, 214pp, pb) [Blossom Culp] Reissue (Viking 1977) young-adult fantasy in the “Blossom Culp” series. 2nd Laurel Leaf printing.

Napoleon Disentimed Hayford Peirce (Tor 0-812-54898-1, Nov ’87 [Oct ’87], $3.50, 306pp, pb) [MacNair of MacNair] Alternate world time travel novel where Napoleon conquered England, and France rules the world. A first novel and a “Ben Bova Discovery” book.

Heart to Heart Don Pendleton (Popular Library 0-445-20258-0, Nov ’87 [Oct ’87], $2.95, 240pp, pb) [Ashton Ford] “Ashton Ford #5”, latest in a men’s adventure series about a psychic spy.

Life to Life Don Pendleton (Popular Library 0-445-20256-4, Aug ’87 [Jul ’87], $3.95, 256pp, pb) [Ashton Ford] Occult fantasy private eye novel, “Ashton Ford” #4.

Conan the Defiant Steve Perry (Tor 0-812-54264-9, Oct ’87 [Sep ’87], $6.95, 245pp, tp) [Conan] Heroic fantasy novel based on the Robert E. Howard character.

Photon #1: For the Glory David Peters (Berkley 0-425-09811-7, Apr ’87 [Mar ’87], $2.50, 155pp, pb) [Photon] Juvenile sf novel; first in an “intergalactic action series.”

Photon #2: High Stakes David Peters (Berkley 0-425-09812-5, Apr ’87 [Mar ’87], $2.50, 150pp, pb) [Photon] Juvenile sf novel.

Photon #3: In Search of Mom David Peters (Berkley Pacer 0-425-10106-1, Jul ’87 [Jun ’87], $2.50, 155pp, pb) [Photon] “Photon Adventure Novel #3”, latest in a juvenile sf series.

Photon #4: This is Your Life, Bhodi Li David Peters (Berkley Pacer 0-425-10185-1, Sep ’87 [Aug ’87], $2.50, 149pp, pb) [Photon] Young-adult sf novel, “Photon Adventure #4”.

Photon #5: Exile David Peters (Berkley Pacer 0-425-10611-X, Nov ’87 [Oct ’87], $2.50, 152pp, pb) [Photon] Young-adult sf novel, latest in a series.

Classic Stories of Mystery, Horror and Suspense ed. Simon Petherick (Robert Hale 0-7090-2933-0, Jun ’87 [Nov ’87], £9.95, 224pp, hc) Horror anthology.

Stickman Seth Pfefferle (Tor 0-812-52417-9, Jul ’87 [Jun ’87], $3.95, 279pp, pb) Horror novel of African spirits.

George MacDonald Michael R. Phillips (Bethany House 0-87123-944-2, Jun ’87 [Jul ’87], $12.95, 400pp, hc) Non-fiction, biography. His fantasy writing plays only a small part in this primarily Christian-oriented, exhaustive study of his life. The book has no price on it, and the $12.95 was a tentative advance one. For further information, write Bethany House Publishing, 6820 Auto Club Road, Minneapolis MN 55438. [George MacDonald]

Kurt Vonnegut: A Comprehensive Bibliography ed. Asa Pieratt, Julie Huffman-Klinkowitz & Jerome Klinkowitz (Shoestring/Archon 0-208-02071-3, Jun ’87, $34.50, 289pp, hc) Non-fiction, reference book. [Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.]

Foundations of Science Fiction: A Study in Imagination and Evolution John J. Pierce (Greenwood 0-313-25455-9, Apr ’87 [Mar ’87], $35.00, 290pp, hc) Non-fiction, critical/historical study. This work traces the sf field via theme rather than chronologically. UK price £33.00.

Great Themes of Science Fiction John J. Pierce (Greenwood 0-313-25456-7, Oct ’87 [Nov ’87], $37.95, 250pp, hc) Non-fiction, critical study with a history by theme instead of chronologically. This is the second part of a three-volume history of sf which started with Foundations of Science Fiction. It’s very clearly written and is recommended. (CNB)

The Woman Who Loved Reindeer Meredith Ann Pierce (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-40946-0, Mar ’87, £7.95, 242pp, hc) Reprint (Atlantic Monthly 1985) juvenile fantasy novel set in a ‘Lap-like’ culture. [First U.K. edition, not seen]

Woman on the Edge of Time Marge Piercy (The Women’s Press 0-7043-3837-8, May ’87, £3.50, 381pp, pb) Reissue (Knopf 1976) sf novel.

Elfquest, Vol.1: The Blood of Ten Chiefs ed. Richard Pini, Lynn Abbey & Robert Lynn Asprin (Tor 0-812-53043-8, Dec ’87 [Nov ’87], $3.50, 314pp, pb) Reprint (Tor 1986) original shared world fantasy anthology.

Star Rider Doris Piserchia (The Women’s Press 0-7043-4071-2, May ’87, £3.95, 219pp, tp) Reprint (Bantam 1974) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

Transformation Edmund Plante (Leisure 0-8439-2490-X, May ’87, $3.95, 351pp, pb) Horror novel of a woman pregnant with “inhuman seed.”

Dream Makers: SF and Fantasy Writers at Work (Revised) Charles Platt (Ungar/Crossroad/Continuum 0-8044-2745-3, Mar ’87 [Apr ’87], $17.95, 280pp, hc) Non-fiction, selection of interviews from Dream Makers (Berkley 1980, 15 of the 29 interviews) and Dream Makers, Volume II (Berkley 1983, 9 of the 28 interviews). There are no new interviews or revisions except a short introduction and afterword.

How to Be a Happy Cat Charles Platt (Main Street 1-55562-019-1, May ’87, $5.95, 94pp, tp) Non-sf, not quite fantasy; humor book, with cartoons by Gray Jolliffe. It’s told from the cat’s viewpoint and translated from the feline by Platt. Our promotional copy came with a free bag of catnip. This is the first U.S. edition. The 1986 Gollancz edition was a British best seller.

Less Than Human Charles Platt (Grafton 0-586-07079-6, Sep ’87, £2.95, 238pp, pb) Reprint (Avon 1986, as by Robert Clarke) humorous sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

Piers Anthony’s Worlds of Chthon: Plasm Charles Platt (NAL/Signet 0-451-15015-5, Oct ’87, $3.50, 284pp, pb) [Piers Anthony’s Worlds of Chthon] Sf novel set in a world invented by Anthony; a sequel to his Chthon and Phthor.

The Fall of the House of Usher Edgar Allan Poe (Star 0-352-32053-2, Feb ’87, £1.95, 143pp, pb) Reprint collection of horror stories. This is identical to the Target (1986) edition.

Tales of Mystery and Imagination Edgar Allan Poe (Mystic Press 1-85170-124-9, Aug ’87 [Dec ’87], £14.95, 412pp, hc) Reprint (Everyman Library 1908) horror collection.

Tales of Mystery and Imagination Edgar Allan Poe (Everyman 0-460-11336-4, Sep ’87, £2.95, 572pp, pb) Reissue (Everyman Library 1908) horror collection.

Tales of Mystery and Imagination Edgar Allan Poe (O’Mara 0-948397-46-2, Sep ’87 [Dec ’87], £12.00, 304pp, hc) Reprint (Everyman Library 1908) horror collection. Facsimile of Harrap (1919) edition with new introduction by Richard Dalby. Illustrated by Harry Clarke.

The Tell-Tale Heart Edgar Allan Poe & Melvin R. White (Hanbury 1-85205-030-6, May ’87 [Jun ’87], £1.95, 18pp, pb) Play adaptation of Poe’s short story. [Not seen]

The Annals of the Heechee Frederik Pohl (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32565-6, Mar ’87 [Feb ’87], $16.95, 338pp, hc) [Heechee (Robinette Broadhead)] Sf novel, conclusion of the “Heechee Saga”. Pohl succeeds in doing what “Doc” Smith never could — tying up a galaxy-spanning saga satisfactorily. Highly recommended. (CNB)

The Annals of the Heechee Frederik Pohl (SFBC #11278, Sep ’87, $4.98, 278pp, hc) [Heechee (Robinette Broadhead)] Reprint (Del Rey 1987) sf novel, #4 in the “Heechee” series.

The Annals of the Heechee Frederik Pohl (Gollancz 0-575-04149-8, Nov ’87, £10.95, 352pp, hc) [Heechee (Robinette Broadhead)] Reprint (Del Rey 1987) sf novel. Volume 4 in the “Heechee” series. [First U.K. edition, not seen]

Black Star Rising Frederik Pohl (Orbit 0-7088-8218-8, Apr ’87, £2.95, 282pp, pb) Reprint (Del Rey 1985) sf novel.

Chernobyl Frederik Pohl (Bantam Spectra 0-553-05210-1, Sep ’87 [Aug ’87], $18.95, 355pp, hc) Associational; a novel based on the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl.

Chernobyl Frederik Pohl (Bantam UK 0-553-17502-5, Sep ’87, £4.95, 355pp, tp) Mainstream novel by author better known for his sf. Simultaneous with US (Bantam) edition.

The Coming of the Quantum Cats Frederik Pohl (Gollancz 0-575-04016-5, Mar ’87, £9.95, 243pp, hc) Reprint (Bantam 1986) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

Man Plus Frederik Pohl (Gollancz 0-575-03981-7, Apr ’87, £3.50, 215pp, tp) [Man Plus] Reprint (Random House 1976) sf novel. Volume 12 of the Gollancz Classic SF series.

Starburst Frederik Pohl (NEL 0-450-05685-6, Aug ’87, £2.50, 217pp, pb) Reissue (Del Rey 1982) sf novel.

Years of the City Frederik Pohl (NEL 0-450-40416-1, Feb ’87 [Jan ’87], £2.95, 375pp, pb) Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1984) collection of linked sf stories.

Gladiator-at-Law Frederik Pohl & C. M. Kornbluth (Gollancz 0-575-04127-7, Oct ’87, £3.95, 192pp, tp) Reprint (Ballantine 1953) sf novel. This appears to contain the original text, rather than the revised (Baen 1986) version. Volume 18 in the Gollancz Classic SF series.

Our Best: The Best of Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth Frederik Pohl & C. M. Kornbluth (Baen 0-671-65620-1, Feb ’87 [Jan ’87], $2.95, 286pp, pb) Collection of 12 collaborative stories, with new introductions by Pohl.

The Space Merchants Frederik Pohl & C. M. Kornbluth (St. Martin’s 0-312-90655-2, Mar ’87 [Feb ’87], $3.50, 169pp, pb) [Space Merchants] Reprint (Ballantine 1953) sf novel. One of the classics of satire done during the early Fifties. Note: although St. Martin’s also announced a new edition of the Pohl sequel, The Merchants War, they redistributed their 1986 edition instead.

Tales from the Planet Earth ed. Frederik Pohl & Elizabeth Anne Hull (St. Martin’s 0-312-90779-6, Nov ’87 [Oct ’87], $3.95, 268pp, pb) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1986) anthology of 19 stories from all over the world, including many translated originals.

Down Town Viido Polikarpus & Tappan King (Tor 0-812-54937-6, Mar ’87 [Feb ’87], $2.95, 294pp, pb) Reprint (Arbor House 1985) fantasy novel, illustrated by Polikarpus.

Alqua Dreams Rachel Pollack (Franklin Watts 0-531-15070-4, Nov ’87 [Oct ’87], $16.95, 246pp, hc) Sf novel, a first novel.

Caliban Landing Steven Popkes (Congdon & Weed 0-86553-188-9, Nov ’87 [Oct ’87], $16.95, 281pp, hc) Sf novel (part of the “Isaac Asimov Presents” line), with an introduction by Asimov. A first novel. Anthropological sf set on an alien planet and told from the alien’s viewpoint.

Amerika Brauna E. Pouns (Pocket 0-671-63345-7, Feb ’87, $4.50, 412pp, pb) Novelization of the tv miniseries about a near-future Soviet takeover of the U.S.

Birth of Fire Jerry E. Pournelle (Baen 0-671-65649-X, Jun ’87 [May ’87], $2.95, 229pp, pb) Reprint (Laser 1976) sf novel.

Janissaries III: Storms of Victory Jerry E. Pournelle & Roland J. Green (Ace 0-441-38297-5, May ’87 [Apr ’87], $16.95, 359pp, hc) [Janissaries] Military sf novel, third in the series. The book is a collaboration with Roland Green, but for commercial reasons only Pournelle’s name is on the cover and in the advertising.

King David’s Spaceship Jerry E. Pournelle (Baen 0-671-65616-3, Feb ’87 [Jan ’87], $2.95, 366pp, pb) Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1981) of an expansion of A Spaceship for the King (DAW 1973). Sf adventure novel.

West of Honor Jerry E. Pournelle (Baen 0-671-65347-4, Aug ’87 [Jul ’87], $2.95, 213pp, pb) [John Christian Falkenberg] Reprint (Laser 1976) military sf novel. This edition follows the slightly revised 1978 Pocket text.

Imperial Stars, Vol. 2: Republic and Empire ed. Jerry Pournelle (Baen 0-671-65359-8, Oct ’87 [Sep ’87], $3.95, 399pp, pb) Anthology of stories and non-fiction.

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