The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Killing Time Patricia Windsor (Pan 0-330-30111-X, Sep ’87, £1.95, 188pp, pb) Reprint (Harper & Row 1980) horror novel. [First U.K. edition]

Judgement Day Pauline Glen Winslow (Baen 0-671-65646-5, Jun ’87, $3.50, 308pp, pb) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1984) horror/dark fantasy novel.

Adam’s Common David Wiseman (Blackie 0-216-92098-1, Feb ’87, £7.95, 156pp, hc) Reprint (Houghton Mifflin 1985) juvenile supernatural novel. [Not seen]

Warrior Planet Don Wismer (Baen 0-671-65642-2, May ’87 [Apr ’87], $2.95, 275pp, pb) Sf novel with fantasy elements — “thieves vs. wizards — and the galaxy is the prize!”

Across the Acheron Monique Wittig (Dufour Editions/Peter Owen 0-7206-0664-0, Dec ’87, $17.95, 119pp, hc) Surreal fantasy novel, translated from French. This is the 1987 British edition from Peter Owen, with a Dufour paste-in.

Limbo Bernard Wolfe (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-327-X, Aug ’87 [Jul ’87], $4.95, 413pp, pb) Reprint (Random House 1952) black-humor sf novel where war is prevented by voluntary amputation. A science fiction classic. Highly recommended (CNB). Also published as Limbo 90.

Soldier of the Mist Gene Wolfe (Orbit 0-7088-8225-0, Aug ’87, £2.95, 335pp, pb) [Latro] Reprint (Gollancz/Tor 1986) fantasy novel. Dreary start to yet another fantasy series.

Soldier of the Mist Gene Wolfe (Tor 0-812-55815-4, Oct ’87 [Sep ’87], $3.95, 335pp, pb) [Latro] Reprint (Tor 1986) historical fantasy novel.

The Urth of the New Sun Gene Wolfe (Gollancz 0-575-04116-1, Aug ’87, £11.95, 372pp, hc) [Book of the New Sun] Fantasy novel. Volume 5 in the “Book of the New Sun” series.

The Urth of the New Sun Gene Wolfe (Tor 0-312-93033-X, Nov ’87 [Oct ’87], $17.95, 372pp, hc) [Book of the New Sun] Sf novel, a coda to the “Book of the New Sun” series. First US edition (Gollancz 1987).

The White Spider Joyce Wolfe (Leisure 0-8439-2513-2, Aug ’87 [Jul ’87], $3.95, 400pp, pb) Horror novel.

The 1987 Annual World’s Best SF ed. Donald A. Wollheim & Arthur W. Saha (DAW 0-88677-203-6, Jun ’87 [May ’87], $3.95, 303pp, pb) Anthology of “bests” from 1986 with 10 stories, including several Hugo and Nebula nominees. Has the Nebula-winning novella, “R&R” by Lucius Shepard. Recommended. (CNB)

The 1987 Annual World’s Best SF ed. Donald A. Wollheim & Arthur W. Saha (SFBC #11115, Jul ’87 [Aug ’87], $4.98, 271pp, hc) Reprint (DAW 1987) anthology with 10 sf stories.

Ambient Jack Womack (Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1-55584-082-5, Apr ’87, $15.95, 259pp, hc) [Terraplane] Dystopian sf novel of 21st-century Manhattan in the style of A Clockwork Orange.

Gabo Djara B. Wongar (Dodd Mead 0-396-08861-9, Jul ’87 [Aug ’87], $16.95, 242pp, hc) [Nuclear Trilogy] Allegorical literary fantasy novel (third in a trilogy) about the destruction of aboriginal Australia, told from the point of view of a giant green ant (part of aboriginal mythology). First American edition (Australia 1987).

Amy Girl Bari Wood (NAL 0-453-00534-9, Apr ’87 [Mar ’87], $17.95, 346pp, hc) Horror novel about a 9-year-old psychic who can dominate other people’s minds.

The Killing Gift Bari Wood (NAL/Signet 0-451-14003-6, Apr ’87 [Jun ’87], $3.95, 313pp, pb) Reissue (Putnam 1975) horror novel; 13th printing.

The Tribe Bari Wood (NAL/Signet 0-451-14004-4, Apr ’87 [Jun ’87], $3.95, 339pp, pb) Reissue (NAL 1981) horror novel; 6th printing.

Twins Bari Wood & Jack Geasland (NAL/Signet 0-451-13654-3, Apr ’87 [Jul ’87], $3.95, 343pp, pb) Reissue (Putnam 1977) horror novel; 10th printing.

The Minstrel’s Lute Bridget Wood (Robert Hale 0-7090-2880-6, Jan ’87, £9.95, 208pp, hc) Supernatural thriller. [Not seen]

Satanic Lute Bridget Wood (Robert Hale 0-7090-2881-4, May ’87, £10.25, 208pp, hc) Supernatural thriller. Sequel to The Minstrel’s Lute. [Not seen]

The Avatar Robert Wood (Poplar 0-907657-14-1, May ’87 [Jul ’87], £9.95, 290pp, hc) Mainstream novel with fantasy touches.

A Closer Look: The Art Techniques of Patrick Woodroffe Patrick Woodroffe (Crown/Harmony 0-517-56506-4, Apr ’87 [Mar ’87], $14.95, 127pp, tp) Fantasy art including work in progress and discussions on technique. First U.S. edition (Paper Tiger 1986).

The Second Earth Patrick Woodroffe (Paper Tiger 1-85028-042-8, Dec ’87 [Jan ’88], £12.95, 143pp, hc) Heavily revised version of The Pentateuch.

The Second Earth Patrick Woodroffe (Paper Tiger 1-85028-043-6, Dec ’87 [Jan ’88], £7.95, 143pp, tp) Trade paperback edition of the above.

Under the Lake Stuart Woods (Heinemann 0-434-87811-1, Aug ’87, £10.95, 301pp, hc) Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1987) ghost/horror novel. [First U.K. edition]

Child of the Northern Spring Persia Woolley (Simon & Schuster Poseidon 0-671-62200-5, May ’87, $17.95, 428pp, hc) [Guinevere] Arthurian fantasy novel, seen through the eyes of Guinevere.

Star Wind Linda Woolverton (Corgi 0-552-52459-X, Jul ’87, £1.95, 177pp, pb) Reprint (Houghton Mifflin 1986) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

Caught in Crystal Patricia C. Wrede (Ace 0-441-76006-6, Mar ’87, $2.95, 293pp, pb) [Lyra] Fantasy novel set in the world of Shadow Magic and Daughter of Witches. Now settled as a mother and innkeeper, Kayl is forced to retrace her adventurer’s steps as dark forces resurface.

Christina’s Ghost Betty Ren Wright (Scholastic Apple 0-590-40284-6, Oct ’87, $2.50, 105pp, pb) Reprint (Holiday House 1985) juvenile short novel of ghosts.

Horror Shows Gene Wright (David & Charles 0-7153-9012-0, Mar ’87 [Jun ’87], £15.00, 296pp, hc) Reprint (Facts on File 1986) book on horror films, TV and radio shows. [First U.K. edition]

Strange Seed T. M. Wright (Tor 0-812-52762-3, Dec ’87, $3.95, 309pp, pb) [Strange Seed] Reprint (Everest House 1978) horror novel.

A Little Fear Patricia Wrightson (Penguin Puffin 0-14-031847-X, Mar ’87, £1.50, 111pp, pb) Reprint (Hutchinson 1983) young-adult fantasy novel. Inported to US at $3.95.

Moon-Dark Patricia Wrightson (Hutchinson 0-09-172559-3, Oct ’87 [Dec ’87], £6.50, 147pp, hc) Juvenile fantasy novel.

Isaac Asimov’s Robot City, Book 3: Cyborg William F. Wu (Ace 0-441-37383-6, Nov ’87 [Oct ’87], $2.95, 169pp, pb) [Robot City] Sf novelization based on Isaac Asimov’s robots.

Masterplay William F. Wu (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20504-0, Aug ’87 [Jul ’87], $3.50, 215pp, pb) Sf wargaming novel, a first novel. Parts have appeared in magazines in slightly different form.

The Centre of the Circle Jonathan Wylie (Corgi 0-552-13134-2, Jul ’87 [Jun ’87], £2.95, 351pp, pb) [Servants of Ark] Fantasy novel. Volume 2 in the “Servants of Ark” trilogy. This is a pseudonym for Mark J.A. Smith & Julia Smith.

The First Named Jonathan Wylie (Corgi 0-552-13101-6, Mar ’87, £2.50, 349pp, pb) [Servants of Ark] Fantasy novel. Volume 1 of the “Servants of Ark” trilogy. This is a pseudonym for Mark J.A. Smith & Julia Smith. This is their first novel.

The First Named Jonathan Wylie (Bantam Spectra 0-553-26953-4, Nov ’87 [Oct ’87], $3.95, 281pp, pb) [Servants of Ark] Fantasy novel, first in a trilogy, “Servants of Ark”. First U.S. edition (Corgi 1987). “Wylie” is a pen name for Mark and Julia Smith.

The Night Visitor Laura Wylie (Critic’s Choice 1-55547-174-9, Jun ’87 [May ’87], $3.50, 288pp, pb) Reprint (Pinnacle 1979) horror novel.

Chocky John Wyndham (Penguin 0-14-003121-9, Aug ’87, £2.25, 153pp, pb) [Chocky] Reissue (Ballantine 1968) sf novel.

The Chrysalids John Wyndham (Penguin 0-14-001308-3, Aug ’87, £2.50, 200pp, pb) Reissue (Ballantine 1955) sf novel.

The Kraken Wakes John Wyndham (Penguin 0-14-001075-0, Aug ’87, £2.50, 240pp, pb) Reissue (Michael Joseph 1953) sf novel.

The Midwich Cuckoos John Wyndham (Penguin 0-14-001440-3, Aug ’87, £2.50, 220pp, pb) Reissue (Michael Joseph 1957) sf novel.

The Secret People John Wyndham (NEL 0-450-42014-0, Aug ’87, £2.50, 192pp, pb) Reprint (George Newnes 1935) sf novel.

Sleepers of Mars John Wyndham (NEL 0-450-42023-X, Aug ’87, £2.25, 155pp, pb) Reprint (Coronet 1973) sf collection.

Stowaway to Mars John Wyndham (NEL 0-450-42024-8, Aug ’87, £2.50, 189pp, pb) Reprint (George Newnes 1936, as Planet Plane) sf novel.

Wanderers of Time John Wyndham (NEL 0-450-42015-9, Aug ’87, £2.25, 158pp, pb) Reprint (Coronet 1973) sf collection.

Web John Wyndham (Penguin 0-14-005338-7, Jun ’87, £1.95, 141pp, pb) Reissue (Michael Joseph 1979) sf novel.

Ariosto Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (Tor 0-812-55852-9, Jan ’88 [Dec ’87], $3.95, 361pp, pb) Reprint (Pocket 1980) alternate world historical fantasy novel.

Firecode Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (Popular Library 0-445-20229-7, Apr ’87 [Mar ’87], $3.95, 453pp, pb) Horror novel.

A Flame in Byzantium Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (Tor 0-312-93026-7, Oct ’87 [Sep ’87], $17.95, 470pp, hc) [Atta Olivia Clemens] First in a new historical/vampire trilogy, featuring Olivia. A spinoff from her “Saint Germain” series.

Signs and Portents Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (Jove 0-515-09345-9, Oct ’87 [Sep ’87], $2.95, 188pp, pb) Reprint (Dream Press 1984) collection of 10 stories, with an introduction by Charles L. Grant and an afterword by the author.

Monster Makers, Inc. Laurence Yep (NAL/Signet 0-451-15055-4, Nov ’87 [Oct ’87], $2.95, 235pp, pb) Reprint (Arbor House 1986) young-adult sf novel about a family that genetically engineers monsters for fun and profit.

Shadow Lord Laurence Yep (Firecrest 0-85997-927-X, Jul ’87 [1987], £7.95, 288pp, hc) [Star Trek] Reprint (Pocket 1985) sf novel. Volume 37 in the Star Trek Novels series. [First U.K. edition, not seen]

A Sending of Dragons Jane Yolen (Julia MacRae 0-86203-322-5, Sep ’87, £7.95, 256pp, hc) [Pit Dragon] Juvenile fantasy novel. Volume 3 in the “Dragon’s Blood” trilogy. [First U.K. edition, not seen]

A Sending of Dragons Jane Yolen (Delacorte 0-385-29587-1, Oct ’87, $14.95, 189pp, hc) [Pit Dragon] Young-adult sf novel, conclusion of the “Dragons” trilogy; illustrated by Tom McKeveny.

Tales of Wonder Jane Yolen (Orbit 0-7088-8226-9, Apr ’87, £2.95, 275pp, pb) Reprint (Schocken 1983) fantasy collection. [First U.K. edition]

Spaceships and Spells ed. Jane Yolen, Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh (Harper & Row 0-06-026796-8, Nov ’87, $12.95, 182pp, hc) Original anthology of 13 juvenile sf and fantasy stories.

Nights in Ghostland Carol Beach York (Pocket Archway 0-671-63792-4, Nov ’87 [Oct ’87], $2.50, 121pp, pb) Juvenile novel of ghosts.

The Peregrine Connection #3: In Search of the Dove Rebecca York (Dell 0-440-11038-6, Nov ’86 [Feb ’87], $2.95, 220pp, pb) [Peregrine Connection] Recruited by agents of the ultra-secret Peregrine Connection, Jessica Duval uses her special psychic gifts to help her trace a deadly drug and her missing brother, encountering a deadly voodoo cult. Adventure with fantasy elements.

Hear the Silence: Stories of Myth, Magic and Renewal ed. Irene Zahava (The Trumansburg, NY: Crossing Press 0-89594-212-7, Sep ’86 [Jan ’87], $22.95, 194pp, hc) Original anthology of feminist sf and fantasy stories of spirituality and self-renewal; 11 of the stories are original, 4 are reprints. Several are pieces of novels in progress. Published in 1986 but not seen until 1987.

Hear the Silence: Stories of Myth, Magic and Renewal ed. Irene Zahava (The Crossing Press 0-89594-211-9, Sep ’86 [Jan ’87], $8.95, 194pp, tp) Paperback edition of the above.

Cascade Point Timothy Zahn (Baen 0-671-65633-3, Apr ’87 [Mar ’87], $3.95, 405pp, pb) Reprint (Bluejay 1986) collection of 13 stories.

Cobra Timothy Zahn (Arrow 0-09-951410-9, Oct ’87, £2.95, 346pp, pb) [Cobras] Reprint (Baen 1985) sf novel. Volume 15 in the Venture SF series. [First U.K. edition]

Spinneret Timothy Zahn (Arrow 0-09-949690-9, Jul ’87, £2.95, 339pp, pb) Reprint (Bluejay 1985) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

Triplet Timothy Zahn (Baen 0-671-65341-5, Aug ’87, $3.50, 369pp, pb) A novel of magic and high technology, a la Zelazny’s Jack of Shadows.

We Yevgeny Zamyatin (Avon 0-380-63313-2, Jul ’87 [Jun ’87], $3.95, 232pp, pb) Reissue (Viking 1972) classic Russian sf novel, translated by Mira Ginsburg; 5th printing. The first English edition appeared in 1924, but this follows the 1972 retranslation. The book was first published in Russian in 1921.

Nebula Awards 21: SFWA’s Choices for the Best in Science Fiction & Fantasy 1985 ed. George Zebrowski (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 0-15-164928-6, Jan ’87, $19.95, 333pp, hc) Reprint (HBJ 1986) anthology. The paperback, listed last year, apparently came out several months before the hardcover.

Synergy: New Science Fiction, Vol. 1 ed. George Zebrowski (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 0-15-687700-7, Nov ’87, $5.95, 234pp, tp) Original anthology of 6 stories, a poem, and an article on sf. The centerpiece is a novella by Frederik Pohl, “My Life as a Born-Again Pig”.

Blood of Amber Roger Zelazny (SFBC #105197, Jan ’87, $4.98, 182pp, hc) [Amber] Reprint (Arbor House 1986) fantasy novel, seventh in the “Amber” series.

Blood of Amber Roger Zelazny (Avon 0-380-89636-2, Jul ’87 [Jun ’87], $3.50, 215pp, pb) [Amber] Reprint (Arbor House 1986) fantasy novel, seventh in the “Amber” series.

Blood of Amber Roger Zelazny (Sphere 0-7221-9412-9, Oct ’87, £2.75, 215pp, pb) [Amber] Reprint (Arbor House 1986) fantasy novel. Volume 7 in the “Amber” series. [First U.K. edition]

A Dark Traveling Roger Zelazny (Walker Millennium 0-8027-6686-2, Apr ’87, $15.95, 143pp, hc) Parallel-world juvenile sf novel.

The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth Roger Zelazny (Methuen 0-413-40970-8, Jan ’87, £2.50, 271pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1971) collection of sf/fantasy stories.

The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth Roger Zelazny (Avon 0-380-01146-8, Oct ’87 [Sep ’87], $3.50, 252pp, pb) Reissue (Doubleday 1971) collection; 5th Avon printing.

The Dream Master Roger Zelazny (Ace 0-441-16706-3, Mar ’87 [Feb ’87], $2.95, 182pp, pb) Reissue (Ace 1966) sf novel. Despite the cover blurb, this novel didn’t win the Nebula. A shorter version did. It’s still excellent and doesn’t need any extra hype. The copyright page lists it as a “third printing” — probably off by a factor of 10. Ace has had it continually in print for 20 years. (CNB)

Lord of Light Roger Zelazny (Avon 0-380-44834-3, Feb ’87 [Jan ’87], $2.95, 319pp, pb) Reissue (Doubleday 1967) sf novel, a Hugo Award winner; 21st printing!

My Name Is Legion Roger Zelazny (Sphere 0-7221-9421-8, Oct ’87 [Dec ’87], £2.75, 204pp, pb) [Nemo] Reissue (Ballantine 1976) SF/fantasy collection.

Sign of Chaos Roger Zelazny (Arbor House 0-87795-926-9, Sep ’87 [Aug ’87], $15.95, 214pp, hc) [Amber] Fantasy novel, 8th in the “Amber” series. It was supposed to be the final volume in the second series, but didn’t make it. There will be two further books (or maybe more), making it a dekalogy.

Sign of Chaos Roger Zelazny (SFBC #11625, Dec ’87, $4.98, 184pp, hc) [Amber] Reprint (Arbor House 1987) fantasy novel, 8th in the “Amber” series.

Unicorn Variations Roger Zelazny (Avon 0-380-70287-8, Apr ’87 [Mar ’87], $3.50, 249pp, pb) Reprint (Simon & Schuster/Timescape 1983) collection of 20 stories.

A Gathering of Heroes Paul Edwin Zimmer (Ace 0-441-27421-8, Sep ’87 [Aug ’87], $3.50, 368pp, pb) [Dark Border] Fantasy novel, third in the “Dark Border” series.

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