The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Persuading Stick John Rowe Townsend (Morrow/Lothrop, Lee & Shepard 0-688-07260-7, Nov ’87 [Oct ’87], $10.25, 103pp, hc) Juvenile fantasy short novel about a girl with a magic stick. First American edition (Viking Kestrel 1986).

Nicor! Peter Tremayne (Sphere 0-7221-8609-6, Jun ’87 [May ’87], £2.50, 211pp, pb) Horror novel.

Trollnight Peter Tremayne (Sphere 0-7221-8608-8, Dec ’87 [Nov ’87], £2.75, 248pp, pb) Horror novel.

Zombie! Peter Tremayne (St. Martin’s 0-312-90923-3, Dec ’87 [Nov ’87], $2.95, 183pp, pb) Reprint (UK 1981) horror novel.

Deathwatch Elleston Trevor (Star 0-352-31574-1, Jun ’87, £3.50, 277pp, pb) Reissue (W.H. Allen 1985) thriller about a super-virus.

Natfact 7 John Tully (Magnet 0-416-00542-X, Jan ’87, £1.75, 208pp, pb) Reprint (Methuen 1984) juvenile sf novel.

If I Ran The Zoo [cross out Zoo]...Con: The Smofcon 3 Game ed. Leslie Turek (MCFI 0-9603146-4-4, Dec ’86 [Jan ’87], $5.00 + $1 postage/handling, 109pp, tp) 8.5" x 11" stapled. Non-fiction, humorous “game"/comments on running sf conventions. If you want to be involved in running conventions, you need this.

Ether Ore H. C. Turk (Tor 0-812-55635-6, Nov ’87 [Oct ’87], $3.50, 282pp, pb) Humorous sf novel, a first novel in the “Ben Bova Discovery” series.

The Sea and Summer George Turner (Faber and Faber 0-571-14846-8, Aug ’87 [Sep ’87], £10.95, 352pp, hc) [Beloved Son] Sf novel.

Agent of Byzantium Harry Turtledove (Congdon & Weed/Contemporary 0-86553-183-8, Apr ’87, $15.95, 246pp, hc) [Basil Argyros] Historical alternate-world (14th century) quasi-novel. The stories originally appeared in Amazing and Isaac Asimov’s SF Magazine. They feature Basil Argyros, agent of the Empire. All are good by themselves, but they need bridging material to make them work as a novel. Although 15 years are said to elapse in the book, one gets little feeling of this; they could have taken place within months of each other. Still, the book is enjoyable and worth reading. (TM)

Agent of Byzantium Harry Turtledove (SFBC #11117, Jul ’87 [Aug ’87], $4.98, 210pp, hc) [Basil Argyros] Reprint (Congdon & Weed 1987) alternate-history novel.

An Emperor for the Legion Harry Turtledove (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33068-4, May ’87 [Apr ’87], $3.50, 322pp, pb) [Videssos] Fantasy novel, Book Two of “The Videssos Cycle”.

The Legion of Videssos Harry Turtledove (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33069-2, Aug ’87 [Jul ’87], $3.95, 413pp, pb) [Videssos] Alternate world historical fantasy novel, third book in “The Videssos Cycle”.

The Misplaced Legion Harry Turtledove (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33067-6, Feb ’87 [Jan ’87], $2.95, 323pp, pb) [Videssos] Fantasy novel of Roman soldiers transported to a magic kingdom; first of a new series, “The Videssos Cycle”.

Noninterference Harry Turtledove (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34338-7, Jan ’88 [Dec ’87], $3.95, 213pp, pb) [Bilbeis IV] Sf novel about alien contact and political intrigue in a galactic survey. It originally appeared as two short stories and a serial in Analog.

Swords of the Legion Harry Turtledove (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33070-6, Oct ’87 [Sep ’87], $3.95, 394pp, pb) [Videssos] Alternate world historical fantasy novel, Book 4 in “The Videssos Cycle”.

Encyclopedia of Feminism Lisa Tuttle (Arrow 0-09-944900-5, Feb ’87, £6.95, 399pp, tp) Reprint (Longman 1986) associational item listed for Tuttle fans.

Gabriel Lisa Tuttle (Severn House 0-7278-1468-0, May ’87, £8.95, 216pp, hc) Horror novel.

Gabriel Lisa Tuttle (Sphere 0-7221-8648-7, Nov ’87, £2.99, 216pp, pb) Reprint (Severn House 1987) horror novel.

A Spaceship Built of Stone and Other Stories Lisa Tuttle (The Women’s Press 0-7043-4084-4, Aug ’87, £4.50, 192pp, tp) Sf collection.

Dreadful Pleasures James B. Twitchell (Oxford 0-19-505067-3, Sep ’87, £7.95, 368pp, tp) Study of horror fiction. [Not seen]

Firebird Kathy Tyers (Bantam Spectra 0-553-26716-7, Jun ’87 [May ’87], $3.50, 265pp, pb) [Firebird] Sf adventure novel with a female protagonist; a first novel.

Kingdom of Fear: The World of Stephen King ed. Tim Underwood & Chuck Miller (NEL 0-450-41021-8, Aug ’87, £2.50, 283pp, pb) Reprint (Underwood-Miller 1986) associational book about Stephen King. [First U.K. edition]

Kingdom of Fear: The World of Stephen King ed. Tim Underwood & Chuck Miller (NAL/Signet 0-451-14962-9, Oct ’87, $3.95, 316pp, pb) Reprint (Underwood-Miller 1986) non-fiction, essays by writers, critics, and filmmakers about King. [Stephen King]

The Witches of Eastwick John Updike (Penguin 0-14-010218-3, Aug ’87 [Sep ’87], £2.95, 316pp, pb) [Eastwick] Reissue (Knopf 1984) literary fantasy novel.

14 Bellchamber Tower Mark Valentine (Crimson Altar Press No ISBN, Nov ’87 [1987], £1.30, 35pp, pb) [Ralph Tyler] Three stories about psychic investigator Ralph Tyler. Illustrated by Stella Hender.

The Fires of Fu Manchu Cay Van Ash (Harper & Row 0-06-015819-0, Oct ’87, $15.95, 277pp, hc) [Fu Manchu] Fantasy/adventure novel set in 1917. A continuation of Sax Rohmer’s “Fu Manchu” series, by Rohmer’s biographer.

Thorgal: The Archers Jean Van Hamme & Grzegorz Rosinski (Donning 0-9617885-0-X, 1987 [Nov ’87], $6.95, 48pp, hc) Fantasy graphic novel. First English language edition (France 1985).

Killing Time Della Van Hise (Firecrest 0-85997-925-3, Jul ’87 [1987], £7.95, 320pp, hc) [Star Trek] Reprint (Pocket 1985) sf novel. Volume 39 in the Star Trek Novels series. [First U.K. edition, not seen]

Shan Eric Van Lustbader (Grafton 0-246-13101-2, Jan ’87, £10.95, 543pp, hc) [China Maroc] Thriller with fantasy elements. Volume 2 in the “China Maroc” series.

Drowntide Sydney J. Van Scyoc (Berkley 0-425-09775-7, May ’87 [Apr ’87], $2.95, 220pp, pb) Sf novel of a planet dominated by ocean, and a young man’s quest for his sea-going kin far from his own shoreline kingdom.

Drowntide Sydney J. Van Scyoc (Orbit 0-7088-8228-5, Aug ’87, £2.50, 220pp, pb) Reprint (Berkley 1987) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

Tyranopolis A. E. Van Vogt (Sphere 0-7221-8723-8, Dec ’87, £2.50, 170pp, pb) Reissue (Ace 1973, as Future Glitter) sf novel.

Araminta Station Jack Vance (Underwood-Miller 0-88733-059-2, Sep ’87 [Oct ’87], $60.00, 458pp, hc) [Gaean Reach: Cadwal] Sf novel of adventure and intrigue, set on a distant planet in a distant future. First in the “Cadwal Chronicles” trilogy. Signed, boxed edition of 500 copies.

The Asutra Jack Vance (Gollancz 0-575-04052-1, Dec ’87, £2.50, 187pp, pb) [Durdane] Reprint (Dell 1974) sf novel. Volume 3 in the “Durdane” trilogy.

The Asutra Jack Vance (Ace 0-441-03297-4, Jan ’88 [Dec ’87], $2.95, 204pp, pb) [Durdane] Reissue (Dell 1974) sf novel, third in the “Durdane” trilogy; 3rd Ace printing.

The Blue World Jack Vance (Grafton 0-583-12497-6, Mar ’87, £2.50, 204pp, pb) Reprint (Ballantine 1966) fantasy novel.

The Brave Free Men Jack Vance (Gollancz 0-575-04053-X, Aug ’87 [Jul ’87], £2.50, 224pp, pb) [Durdane] Reprint (Dell 1973) sf novel. Volume 2 in the “Durdane” trilogy.

The Brave Free Men Jack Vance (Ace 0-441-07204-6, Oct ’87 [Sep ’87], $2.95, 251pp, pb) [Durdane] Reissue (Dell 1973) sf novel, #2 in the “Durdane Trilogy”.

The Faceless Man Jack Vance (Ace 0-441-22555-1, May ’87 [Apr ’87], $2.95, 224pp, pb) [Durdane] Reissue (Dell 1973 as The Anome) sf novel, first in the “Durdane” trilogy. Second Ace printing.

The Faceless Man Jack Vance (Gollancz 0-575-04032-7, May ’87, £2.50, 206pp, pb) [Durdane] Reprint (Dell 1973 as The Anome) sf novel. Volume 1 in the “Durdane” series.

Fantasms and Magics Jack Vance (Grafton 0-583-12498-4, Dec ’87 [Nov ’87], £2.50, 192pp, pb) Reissue (Mayflower 1978) fantasy collection, containing six stories from Eight Fantasms and Magics (Macmillan 1969).

The Green Pearl Jack Vance (Berkley 0-425-09636-X, Mar ’87 [Feb ’87], $3.95, 407pp, pb) [Lyonesse] Reprint (Underwood-Miller 1985 as Lyonesse: The Green Pearl) fantasy novel, second in the “Lyonesse” saga.

Rhialto the Marvellous Jack Vance (Severn House 0-7278-1375-7, Feb ’87, £8.95, 240pp, hc) [Dying Earth] Reprint (Underwood-Miller 1984) fantasy collection. Volume 4 in the “Dying Earth” series. [Not seen]

To Live Forever Jack Vance (Grafton 0-586-07275-6, Nov ’87 [Oct ’87], £2.50, 253pp, pb) Reprint (Ballantine 1956) sf novel.

Trullion: Alastor 2262 Jack Vance (Grafton 0-583-12496-8, Jul ’87 [Jun ’87], £2.50, 229pp, pb) [Alastor cluster (Connatic)] Reissue (Ballantine 1973) sf novel. Volume 1 in the “Alastor” series.

The Jade Demons Quartet Robert E. Vardeman (NEL 0-450-41351-9, Nov ’87 [Oct ’87], £4.95, 829pp, tp) [Jade Demons] Fantasy omnibus.

The Keys to Paradise Robert E. Vardeman (NEL 0-450-39001-2, Aug ’87, £3.95, 540pp, tp) [Keys] Reissue (NEL 1986) fantasy omnibus.

Masters of Space #2: The Alien Web Robert E. Vardeman (Avon 0-380-75005-8, May ’87 [Apr ’87], $2.95, 166pp, pb) [Masters of Space] Sf space adventure novel, second in a series.

Masters of Space #3: A Plague in Paradise Robert E. Vardeman (Avon 0-380-75006-6, Sep ’87 [Aug ’87], $2.95, 169pp, pb) [Masters of Space] Sf novel, third in a series. Barton Kinsolving vs. an interstellar assassin/robot master.

The Weapons of Chaos, Book 2: Equations of Chaos Robert E. Vardeman (Ace 0-441-87631-5, Jul ’87 [Jun ’87], $2.95, 201pp, pb) [Weapons of Chaos] Sf novel, second in a series.

The Skeleton Lord’s Key Daniel Moran (Tor 0-812-54602-4, Aug ’87 [Jul ’87], $2.95, 186pp, pb) [Keys] This fantasy novel originally appeared in England as part of The Keys to Paradise (NEL 1986, as by Robert E. Vardeman), an omnibus volume with the other two books in the “Keys” trilogy.

Telos Arthur Versluis (Arkana 1-85063-053-4, Sep ’87, £3.95, 156pp, tp) Sf novel. Distributed in the U.S. by Methuen, $8.95.

Telos Arthur Versluis (Methuen/Arkana 1-85063-053-4, Nov ’87 [Dec ’87], $8.95, 156pp, tp) Sf novel. This is the British Arkana edition,

Ladyhawke Joan D. Vinge (Swift 0-85997-694-7, Jul ’87, £5.95, 176pp, hc) Reprint (Signet 1985) fantasy film novelization. [Not seen]

Marooned in Real Time Vernor Vinge (Pan 0-330-29960-3, Oct ’87, £2.95, 270pp, pb) [Bobbles] Reprint (Bluejay 1986) sf novel. Volume 2 in the “Real Time” series. [First U.K. edition]

Marooned in Realtime Vernor Vinge (Baen 0-671-65647-3, Jun ’87, $3.50, 313pp, pb) [Bobbles] Reprint (Bluejay 1986) sf novel, sequel to The Peace War. A Hugo nominee and one of the best hard science books in years. Highly recommended. (CNB)

The Peace War Vernor Vinge (Pan 0-330-29959-X, Oct ’87, £2.95, 317pp, pb) [Bobbles] Reprint (Bluejay 1984) sf novel. Volume 1 in the “Real Time” series. [First U.K. edition]

Tatja Grimm’s World Vernor Vinge (Baen 0-671-65336-9, Jul ’87, $3.50, 277pp, pb) [Tatja] Collects 3 Tatja stories. The last 2 were previously published together as Grimm’s World (Berkley 1969).

True Names and Other Dangers Vernor Vinge (Baen 0-671-65363-6, Nov ’87 [Oct ’87], $2.95, 275pp, pb) Collection of 5 stories (one a collaboration with Joan D. Vinge), plus author’s notes.

The Witling Vernor Vinge (Baen 0-671-65634-1, Apr ’87 [Mar ’87], $2.95, 220pp, pb) Reprint (DAW 1976) sf novel.

A Trick of the Light Jackie Vivelo (Putnam 0-399-21468-2, Oct ’87, $13.95, 124pp, hc) Collection of 9 juvenile mystery/horror stories, subtitled “Stories to Read at Dusk”.

Gothic Stephen Volk (Grafton 0-586-07335-3, Feb ’87, £2.95, 223pp, pb) Novelization of Ken Russell’s film.

You Bright and Risen Angels William T. Vollmann (Atheneum 0-689-11852-X, May ’87, $22.95, 635pp, hc) Pynchonesque comic/surreal novel of magic and technology; a first novel.

The Luck of Relian Kru Paula Volsky (Ace 0-441-83816-2, Jun ’87 [May ’87], $2.95, 294pp, pb) Humorous fantasy novel. Plagued by strange bad luck since infancy, young Relian is forced to learn to use his “supranormal” powers by a gross, egotistical master, in a land of poisonous mystery and rampant eccentricity.

Moscow 2042 Vladimir Voinovich (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 0-15-162444-5, Jun ’87 [May ’87], $16.95, 424pp, hc) Sf time travel novel. First English language edition. Orginally published in Russian, 1986.

Bluebeard Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (Delacorte 0-385-29590-1, Oct ’87 [Sep ’87], $17.95, 300pp, hc) Novel, non-sf/fantasy — of associational interest. The “autobiography” of a minor character in Breakfast of Champions.

Galapagos Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (Grafton 0-586-06482-6, Mar ’87, £2.95, 269pp, pb) Reprint (Delacorte 1985) sf novel.

Conan #16: The Road of Kings Karl Edward Wagner (Ace 0-441-11618-3, Dec ’87 [Nov ’87], $2.95, 211pp, pb) [Conan] Reprint (Bantam 1979). Another fantasy novel in the interminable series.

Why Not You and I? Karl Edward Wagner (Tor 0-812-52708-9, Sep ’87 [Aug ’87], $3.95, 306pp, pb) Collection of 9 horror stories, one as by “Curtiss Stryker”.

Why Not You and I? Karl Edward Wagner (Dark Harvest 0-913165-25-5, Nov ’87 [Oct ’87], $34.95, 240pp, hc) Collection of 11 horror stories. It contains all of the stories from the September ’87 Tor book of the same title, plus two additional stories, “Lacunae” and “Lost Exits”. Full page illustrations by Ron & Val Lakey Lindahn. Limited to 300 signed numbered boxed copies.

Why Not You and I? Karl Edward Wagner (Dark Harvest 0-913165-26-3, Nov ’87 [Oct ’87], $18.95, 240pp, hc) Trade edition of the above.

Echoes of Valor ed. Karl Edward Wagner (Tor 0-812-55750-6, Feb ’87 [Jan ’87], $2.95, 286pp, pb) Anthology of 3 novelettes by Robert E. Howard, Fritz Leiber, and Henry Kuttner. The Howard Conan story, “The Black Stranger”, appears here complete for the first time. The Leiber, “Adept’s Gambit”, a Grey Mouser/Fafhrd tale, appears here in its original 1947 form, which is different from its later book versions.

The Year’s Best Horror Stories: XV ed. Karl Edward Wagner (DAW 0-88677-226-5, Oct ’87 [Sep ’87], $3.50, 300pp, pb) Anthology of 18 horror stories from 1986.

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