The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Douglas Adams (Pocket 0-671-66063-2, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $4.50, 306pp, pb) [Dirk Gently] Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1987) “ghost-horror-detective-time travel-romantic-comedy-epic”, according to the blurb.

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Douglas Adams (Pan 0-330-30162-4, Jun ’88, £2.99, 247pp, pb) [Dirk Gently] Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1987) sf novel. Volume 1 in the “Dirk Gently” series.

The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams (Pan 0-330-25864-8, Nov ’88, £2.99, 159pp, pb) [Hitchhiker] Reissue (Pan 1979) sf novel. Volume 1 in the “Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” quartet.

Life, the Universe, and Everything Douglas Adams (Pan 0-330-26738-8, Nov ’88, £2.99, 162pp, pb) [Hitchhiker] Reissue (Pan 1982) sf novel. Volume 3 in the “Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” quartet.

The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul Douglas Adams (Heinemann 0-434-00921-0, Oct ’88, £10.95, 246pp, hc) [Dirk Gently] Sf novel. Volume 2 in the “Dirk Gently” series.

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe Douglas Adams (Pan 0-330-26213-0, Nov ’88, £2.99, 187pp, pb) [Hitchhiker] Reissue (Pan 1980) sf novel. Volume 2 in the “Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” quartet.

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish Douglas Adams (Pan 0-330-28700-1, Nov ’88, £2.99, 191pp, pb) [Hitchhiker] Reissue (Pan 1985) sf novel. Volume 4 in the “Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” quartet.

Traveller Richard Adams (Knopf 0-394-57055-3, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $18.95, 270pp, hc) Sort of talking animal fantasy/historical novel: as the copyright page summary puts it, it “examines the events of the Civil War through the eyes of General Robert E. Lee’s closest companion and devoted horse, Traveller.”

The Clan of the Cats Robert Adams (NAL Signet 0-451-15229-8, Jun ’88 [May ’88], $3.50, 221pp, pb) [Horseclans] Sf novel, “Horseclans” #18.

Monsters and Magicians Robert Adams (Baen 0-671-69797-8, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.95, 311pp, pb) [Stairway to Forever] Fantasy novel set in the contemporary South and a fantastic world accessible through a door on the hero’s property. “Stairway to Forever” #2.

Of Myths and Monsters Robert Adams (NAL Signet 0-451-15722-2, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $3.95, 237pp, pb) [Castaways in Time] Alternate world sf novel, “Castaways in Time” #5.

The Stairway to Forever Robert Adams (Baen 0-671-65434-9, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $3.50, 265pp, pb) [Stairway to Forever] Parallel world fantasy adventure novel, first in a new series. There is a chapter also included from Book Two, Monsters and Magicians.

Hunger for Horror ed. Robert & Pamela Crippen Adams & Martin H. Greenberg (DAW 0-88677-266-4, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $3.50, 256pp, pb) Anthology of 15 horror stories about food.

Robert Adams’ Book of Soldiers ed. Robert & Pamela Crippen Adams & Martin H. Greenberg (NAL Signet 0-451-15559-9, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $3.95, 348pp, pb) Anthology of 11 military sf tales.

Barbarians II ed. Robert Adams, Martin H. Greenberg & Pamela Crippen Adams (NAL Signet 0-451-15198-4, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $3.95, 364pp, pb) Anthology of 14 heroic fantasy stories.

Tesseract Joseph Addison (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34744-7, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $3.50, 246pp, pb) Sf novel involving interdimensions, intertime, and interspace. A first novel.

The Silver Coach C. S. Adler (Avon Camelot 0-380-75498-3, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $2.50, 103pp, tp) Reprint (Putnam 1979) children’s fantasy novel about summer vacation and magic with Grandma.

Redeye Richard Aellen (Donald I. Fine 1-55611-082-0, Sep ’88 [Nov ’88], $18.95, 374pp, hc) Psychic thriller of twin brothers separated at birth, and East-West shenanigans.

The Survivalist #16: The Arsenal Jerry Ahern (Zebra 00-8217-2355-3, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $2.95, 236pp, pb) [Survivalist] Post-holocaust sf adventure novel.

The Survivalist #17: The Ordeal Jerry Ahern (Zebra 0-8217-2513-0, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $2.95, 220pp, pb) [Survivalist] Post-holocaust adventure novel.

The Survivalist: Mid-Wake Jerry Ahern (Zebra 0-8217-2279-4, Feb ’88, $3.95, 476pp, pb) [Survivalist] Post-holocaust adventure novel, un-numbered giant novel in the continuing series.

Cold Hand in Mine Robert Aickman (Robinson 0-948164-59-X, Oct ’88, £3.50, 252pp, tp) Reprint (Scribner’s 1975) fantasy collection. [First U.K. edition]

The Model Robert Aickman (Robinson 0-948164-69-7, Oct ’88, £2.95, 138pp, tp) Reprint (Arbor House 1987) fantasy novel. Also available in hc (-64-6) for £9.95. [First U.K. edition]

The Wine-Dark Sea Robert Aickman (Morrow/Arbor House 1-55710-035-7, Oct ’88, $18.95, 388pp, hc) Collection of 11 stories of the strange and supernatural, with an introduction by Peter Straub.

The Cuckoo Tree Joan Aiken (Dell Yearling 0-440-40046-5, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $3.25, 314pp, pb) [Alternate England; James III] Reprint (Jonathan Cape 1971) young-adult alternate history historical novel in the “Dido Twite” series.

Dido and Pa Joan Aiken (Dell Yearling 0-440-40052-X, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $3.25, 295pp, pb) [Alternate England; James III] Reprint (Jonathan Cape 1986) young-adult alternate-world historical novel, part of the “Dido Twite” series.

The Last Slice of Rainbow and Other Stories Joan Aiken (Harper & Row 0-06-020042-1, Apr ’88 [Jul ’88], $12.95, 144pp, hc) Collection of 9 young-adult fantasy stories. First U.S. edition (Jonathan Cape 1985).

A Small Pinch of Weather Joan Aiken (Lutterworth Press 0-7188-2696-5, May ’88 [Jun ’88], £7.95, 190pp, hc) Reprint (Cape 1969) young-adult sf/fantasy collection.

The Stolen Lake Joan Aiken (Dell Yearling 0-440-40037-6, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $3.25, 291pp, pb) [Alternate England; James III] Reprint (Cape 1981) young-adult alternate world historical novel, part of a long series. This is a direct sequel to Nightbirds in Nantucket (1966) and takes place in Roman America. Recommended (CBN).

The Teeth of the Gale Joan Aiken (Harper & Row 0-06-020044-8, Oct ’88, $14.95, 307pp, hc) [Felix] Young-adult historical adventure novel, associational. Sequel to Go Saddle the Sea and Bridle the Wind. First U.S. edition (Cape 1988).

Voices Joan Aiken (Hippo 0-590-85855-6, Oct ’88, £1.95, 109pp, pb) [Hauntings] Young-adult ghost novel. Volume 3 in the “Hauntings” series.

A Whisper in the Night Joan Aiken (Dell Laurel-Leaf 0-440-20185-3, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $3.25, 203pp, pb) Reprint (Delacorte 1981) collection of young-adult short stories. This has somewhat different contents from the 1981 Gollancz edition.

Women’s Utopias in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Fiction Nan Bowman Albinski (Routledge 1-85063-106-9, Jun ’88, £4.95, 204pp, tp) Reference book. Also announced in hc (0-415-00330-X, £30.00). [Not seen]

The Monster Garden Vivien Alcock (Methuen 0-416-09192-X, Mar ’88 [1988], £7.95, 144pp, hc) Young-adult sf novel. [Not seen]

The Monster Garden Vivien Alcock (Delacorte 0-440-50053-2, Sep ’88 [Oct ’88], $13.95, 134pp, hc) Young-adult sf novel about genetic engineering. Young Frankie Stein whips something up in her father’s lab. First U.S. edition (Methuen 1988).

Best SF Stories of Brian W. Aldiss Brian W. Aldiss (Gollancz 0-575-04210-9, Apr ’88 [May ’88], £11.95, 328pp, hc) Sf collection. This ‘second revised edition’ contains 22 of Aldiss’ best stories, only 9 of which have appeared in previous ‘Best of’ collections.

Earthworks Brian W. Aldiss (Methuen 0-413-17740-8, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], £2.95, 126pp, pb) Reprint (Faber and Faber 1965) sf novel.

Forgotten Life Brian W. Aldiss (Gollancz 0-575-04369-5, Sep ’88 [Oct ’88], £11.95, 284pp, hc) Associational. Mainstream novel about a man trying to come to terms with his life and that of his recently-deceased brother. Recommended. (PSP)

Helliconia Spring Brian W. Aldiss (Grafton 0-586-05365-4, Nov ’88, £3.50, 555pp, pb) [Helliconia] Reissue (Cape/Atheneum 1982) sf novel. Volume 1 in the “Helliconia” trilogy.

Helliconia Summer Brian W. Aldiss (Grafton 0-586-05366-2, Nov ’88, £3.50, 576pp, pb) [Helliconia] Reissue (Cape/Atheneum 1983) sf novel. Volume 2 in the “Helliconia” trilogy.

Hothouse Brian W. Aldiss (Easton Press, Mar ’88, 253pp, hc) [Gren (Hothouse)] Reprint (Faber and Faber 1962) sf novel, with an introduction by Marshall B. Tymn and illustrations by Patricia Davis. In the “Masterpieces of Science Fiction” series. Leatherbound, gilt-edge edition. Available only to Easton Press subscribers.

The Malacia Tapestry Brian W. Aldiss (Methuen 0-413-17730-0, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], £3.50, 292pp, pb) Reprint (Cape 1976) fantasy novel - possibly Aldiss’ best. Recommended. (PSP)

Ruins Brian W. Aldiss (Arena 0-09-953650-1, Nov ’88, £2.50, 95pp, tp) Reprint (Hutchinson 1987) associational novella.

Science Fiction Blues Brian W. Aldiss (Avernus 1-871503-00-0, Oct ’88, £4.95, 159pp, tp) Collection of the full script for the Science Fiction Blues roadshow, together with some pieces dropped from the show and a few new items. This first book from Avernus (jointly owned by Brian Aldiss) shows Aldiss as one of the most innovative writers in the field today. Very strongly recommended. (PSP)

Seasons in Flight Brian W. Aldiss (Ace 0-441-75704-9, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $2.95, 157pp, pb) Reprint (Jonathan Cape 1984) collection of 10 stories.

The Year Before Yesterday Brian W. Aldiss (St. Martin’s 0-312-91112-2, Jun ’88 [May ’88], $3.50, 227pp, pb) Reprint (Franklin Watts 1987) sf quasi-novel.

Trillion Year Spree Brian W. Aldiss & David Wingrove (Avon 0-380-70461-7, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $9.95, 511pp, tp) Reprint (Gollancz 1986) non-fiction, critical history of sf. Highly recommended — up to but not including the last part on today’s authors. (CNB)

Trillion Year Spree Brian W. Aldiss & David Wingrove (Paladin 0-586-08684-6, Sep ’88, £6.95, 688pp, tp) Reprint (Gollancz 1986). This is a slightly revised and corrected edition of the Hugo-winning non-fiction history of science fiction.

The Book of Mini-Sagas II ed. Brian W. Aldiss (Alan Sutton 0-86299-486-1, Feb ’88 [Mar ’88], £3.95, 254pp, tp) A second anthology of 50-word pieces, of associational interest.

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