The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Selected Stories Charles Beaumont (Dark Harvest 0-913165-22-0, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $65.00, 404pp, hc) Limited edition of the above.

The Hub Chris Beebee (Orbit 0-7088-8214-5, Mar ’88, £2.95, 249pp, pb) Reprint (Macdonald 1987) sf novel blending terrorism and a debate on the nature of reality.

The Guardsman P. J. Beese & Todd Cameron Hamilton (Pageant 0-517-00665-0, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $2.95, 313pp, pb) Sf novel of interstellar depravity and rebellion.

To Warm the Earth David Belden (NAL Signet 0-451-15485-1, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $3.95, 317pp, pb) Sf novel. The primitive remnants of humans on an icebound Earth send an emissary to the Galactic Collectivity for help.

Clan Ground Clare Bell (Grafton 0-586-07417-1, May ’88, £2.95, 252pp, pb) [The Named] Reprint (Atheneum 1984) young-adult sf novel.

Ratha’s Creature Clare Bell (Grafton 0-586-07419-8, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], £2.95, 252pp, pb) [The Named] Reprint (Atheneum/Argo 1983) young-adult sf novel about sentient cats.

Tomorrow’s Sphinx Clare Bell (Dell Laurel-Leaf 0-440-20124-1, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $3.25, 292pp, pb) Reprint (Atheneum 1986) young-adult sf novel.

The Lamp from the Warlock’s Tomb John Bellairs (Dial 0-8037-0512-3, May ’88, $12.95, 168pp, hc) [Anthony Monday] Young-adult fantasy/quasi-horror novel in the “Anthony Monday” series. Jacket and frontespiece by Edward Gorey.

The Stone and the Flute Hans Bemmann (Penguin 0-14-007445-7, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $7.95, 855pp, tp) Reprint (Viking 1986) fantasy saga translated from the German.

Artifact Gregory Benford (Tor 0-812-53178-7, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $4.50, 533pp, pb) Reissue (Tor 1985) contemporary sf novel about finding a cosmological object in a Greek tomb. Third printing.

Great Sky River Gregory Benford (Gollancz 0-575-04065-3, Feb ’88, £11.95, 326pp, hc) [Galactic Center] Reprint (Bantam 1987) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

Great Sky River Gregory Benford (SFBC #12006, Apr ’88, $7.98, 309pp, hc) [Galactic Center] Reprint (Bantam 1987) far-future hard sf novel. Recommended. (CNB)

Great Sky River Gregory Benford (Gollancz 0-575-04303-2, Jul ’88, £3.50, 326pp, pb) [Galactic Center] Reprint (Bantam 1987) sf novel about a tribe of humans attempting to survive in the midst of an antagonistic mechanist civilization.

Great Sky River Gregory Benford (Bantam Spectra 0-553-27318-3, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $4.50, 340pp, pb) [Galactic Center] Reprint (Bantam 1987) sf novel exploring the interface between machine and human civilization — with the machines in charge. First in a trilogy. Highly recommended. (CNB)

In Alien Flesh Gregory Benford (Gollancz 0-575-04142-0, Jul ’88, £11.95, 280pp, hc) Reprint (Tor 1986) collection of 13 stories and a poem plus commentary by the author. [First U.K. edition]

If the Stars Are Gods Gregory Benford & Gordon Eklund (Bantam Spectra 0-553-27642-5, Jan ’89, $3.95, 229pp, pb) Reprint (Putnam 1977) sf novel. A mysterious signal implies intelligent life on Jupiter and must be investigated. This edition has a revised, updated first chapter. Unfortunately, Bantam used both the revised and the original chapter, back-to-back, making hash of the beginning.

Hitler Victorious ed. Gregory Benford & Martin H. Greenberg (Grafton 0-586-07458-9, Mar ’88, £3.95, 397pp, pb) Reprint (Garland 1986) sf anthology about alternate worlds in which Hitler won World War II. Three of the stories are original. [First U.K. edition]

Nuclear War ed. Gregory Benford & Martin H. Greenberg (Ace 0-441-58640-6, Jul ’88, $3.50, 231pp, pb) Anthology of 13 sf stories on nuclear war plus an introduction by Benford.

Beyond the Draak’s Teeth Marcia J. Bennett (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33086-2, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $2.95, 278pp, pb) [Ni-Lach] Reissue (Del Rey 1986) sf novel, third in the “Ni-Lach” series; second printing.

Shadow Singer Marcia J. Bennett (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31776-9, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $2.95, 245pp, pb) [Ni-Lach] Reissue (Del Rey 1984) sf novel, sequel to Where the Ni-Lach; fifth printing.

Where the Ni-Lach Marcia J. Bennett (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33123-0, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $2.95, 246pp, pb) [Ni-Lach] Reissue (Del Rey 1983) sf novel, 1st in a series; fifth printing.

Yaril’s Children Marcia J. Bennett (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34844-3, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $3.50, 277pp, pb) Sf novel set on a world where humans coexist uneasily with mutants.

The Flint Knife E. F. Benson (Equation 1-85336-029-5, Oct ’88, £3.50, 184pp, tp) Outstanding collection of rare, and generally uncollected, ghost stories, edited and introduced by Jack Adrian. (PSP)

Doctor Who - The Early Years Jeremy Bentham (Comet 0-86379-170-0, Feb ’88, £6.95, 224pp, tp) [Doctor Who] Reprint (W.H. Allen 1986) associational book about Doctor Who.

DragonLance Heroes: Stormblade Nancy Varian Berberick (TSR 0-88038-597-9, Sep ’88, $3.95, 347pp, pb) [DragonLance: Heroes] Fantasy novelization, Volume Two in the newest “DragonLance” series.

Being Invisible Thomas Berger (Methuen 0-413-16970-7, Jul ’88, £10.95, 262pp, hc) Reprint (Little, Brown 1987) novel about a man who can become invisible at will. [First U.K. edition]

Being Invisible Thomas Berger (Penguin 0-14-010871-8, Sep ’88, $6.95, 262pp, tp) Reprint (Little, Brown 1987) quasi-fantasy/magical realism novel about invisibility.

Time Capsule Mitch Berman (Ballantine 0-345-35165-7, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $3.95, 326pp, pb) Reprint (Putnam 1987) post-holocaust sf novel with a jazz alto sax.

Promises to Keep George Bernau (Warner 0-446-51453-5, Oct ’88 [Dec ’88], $19.95, 643pp, hc) Alternate world novel. On November 22, 1963, in Dallas, a president is shot — and recovers.

Promises to Keep George Bernau (Macmillan 0-333-48623-4, Nov ’88, £12.95, 642pp, hc) Reprint (Warner 1988) alternate history in which Kennedy survives the assassination attempt. [First U.K. edition]

Magicians of Erianne James R. Berry (Harper & Row 0-06-020556-3, Jul ’88, $13.95, 246pp, hc) Young-adult Arthurian fantasy novel.

Final Assault Stephen Ames Berry (Tor 0-812-53189-2, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $3.50, 314pp, pb) [Biofab War] Sf novel, “Biofab War” #4.

The Demolished Man Alfred Bester (Easton Press, 1986 [Sep ’88], $32.00, 250pp, hc) Reprint (Shasta 1953) classic science fiction novel. This leatherbound gilt-edged edition is available only to members of the “Masterpieces of Science Fiction” series. A new introduction by Kurt Vonnegut is included, and there are illustrations by Vincent DiFate. Issued first in 1986; not seen until 1988.

The Demolished Man Alfred Bester (Penguin 0-14-010121-7, Apr ’88, £3.95, 191pp, tp) Reissue (Shasta 1953) sf novel. In the “Penguin Classic Science Fiction” series.

The Blind Archer John Gregory Betancourt (Avon 0-380-75146-1, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $2.95, 233pp, pb) Fantasy novel.

Johnny Zed John Gregory Betancourt (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20559-8, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $3.50, 213pp, pb) Cyberpunk-style sf novel of future revolution.

Weird Tales Number 292 ed. John Gregory Betancourt, Darrell Schweitzer & George H. Scithers (Weird Tales, Dec ’88, $20.00, 145pp, hc) A hardcover edition of the Fall 1988 Weird Tales with stories by Keith Taylor, Tad Williams, and others.

All the Colors of Darkness Lloyd Biggle, Jr. (Bart 1-55785-071-2, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $3.50, 230pp, pb) [Jan Darzek] Reprint (Doubleday 1963) sf novel in the “Jan Darzek” series.

Gods in Chaos Enki Bilal (Titan 1-85286-050-2, Apr ’88 [May ’88], £6.95, 64pp, tp) [Gods in Chaos] Reprint (Catalan 1988) fantasy graphic novel. [First U.K. edition]

The Woman Trap Enki Bilal (Titan 1-85286-076-6, Aug ’88, £6.95, 56pp, tp) [Gods in Chaos] Reprint (Catalan 1988) fantasy graphic novel. Sequel to Gods in Chaos. [First U.K. edition]

A Remarkable Aerial Voyage Willem Bilderdijk (Dufour Editions/Wilfion Books 0-905075-24-2, Jun ’88, $13.95, 88pp, tp) Sf novella, translated from the Dutch by Paul Vincent. This story, first published in 1813, is one of the earliest interplanetaries, and a foreruner of modern sf. This is the first English translation; a 1987 Scottish edition (Wilfion Books) with a U.S. sticker. Distributed in the U.S. by Dufour Editions.

Quest for the 36 Stephen Billias (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20670-5, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $3.95, 210pp, pb) Black comedy fantasy novel about the search for the 36 people who can save Earth from the darkness.

After Alice Died Margaret Bingley (Grafton 0-586-07459-7, Apr ’88, £2.95, 234pp, pb) Reprint (Piatkus 1986) horror novel.

Seeds of Evil Margaret Bingley (Piatkus 0-86188-701-8, Feb ’88 [Jul ’88], £9.95, 245pp, hc) Horror novel about children with occult powers.

The Unquiet Dead Margaret Bingley (Grafton 0-586-07460-0, Aug ’88, £2.99, 270pp, pb) Reprint (Piatkus 1987) horror novel.

The Daughters of Megwyn Antoinette Kelsall Bird (Headline 0-7472-3055-2, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], £2.95, 250pp, pb) Reprint (Headline 1987) fantasy novel.

The Blob David Bischoff (Dell 0-440-20214-0, Aug ’88 [Sep ’88], $3.95, 210pp, pb) Sf/horror novelization.

Philip K. Dick Is Dead, Alas Michael Bishop (Grafton 0-586-20151-3, Nov ’88, £3.99, 411pp, pb) Reprint (Tor 1987, as The Secret Ascension) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

Unicorn Mountain Michael Bishop (Morrow Arbor House 0-87795-953-6, Jun ’88, $18.95, 367pp, hc) Realistic contemporary fantasy novel about unicorns and AIDS, with strong characterization.

Unicorn Mountain Michael Bishop (SFBC #14230, Nov ’88 [Dec ’88], $7.98, 406pp, hc) Reprint (Morrow Arbor House 1988) fantasy novel about unicorns and AIDS.

Fire on the Mountain Terry Bisson (Morrow/Arbor House 1-55710-014-4, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $16.95, 167pp, hc) Alternate world sf novel of a changed Civil War and a black utopia. Powerful and moving, especially in its vision of the past, less convincing on the brave new world, but still recommended. (FCM)

Wyrldmaker Terry Bisson (Headline 0-7472-3028-5, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], £2.50, 176pp, pb) Reprint (Timescape 1981) fantasy novel. [First U.K. edition]

Wyrldmaker Terry Bisson (Avon 0-380-75359-6, Aug ’88, $2.95, 176pp, pb) Reprint (Timescape 1981) fantasy novel.

Death Angel Robert Black (Pageant 0-517-00835-1, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $2.95, 236pp, pb) Horror novel about a psychopathic serial killer. Possibly not occult.

The Digging Leviathan James P. Blaylock (Morrigan 1-870338-20-0, Feb ’88 [Mar ’88], £11.95, 275pp, hc) Reprint (Ace 1984) fantasy novel. Edition of 700 copies, with a preface by the author.

The Digging Leviathan James P. Blaylock (Morrigan 1-870338-25-1, Feb ’88 [Mar ’88], £35.00, 288pp, hc) Special bound, numbered and slipcased edition of the above with additional articles by K.W. Jeter and Tim Powers, and signed by all contributors. Limited to 300 copies.

The Digging Leviathan James P. Blaylock (Grafton 0-586-20175-0, Oct ’88, £3.50, 333pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1984) sf novel.

The Elfin Ship James P. Blaylock (Grafton 0-586-20172-6, Dec ’88, £3.99, 379pp, pb) [Elfin] Reprint (Del Rey 1982) fantasy novel. Volume 1 in the “Elfin” trilogy. [First U.K. edition]

Homunculus James P. Blaylock (Grafton 0-586-20176-9, Aug ’88, £3.50, 301pp, pb) [Langdon St. Ives] Reprint (Ace 1986) fantasy novel. [First U.K. edition]

Homunculus James P. Blaylock (Morrigan 1-870338-40-5, Oct ’88, £11.95, 244pp, hc) [Langdon St. Ives] Reprint (Ace 1986) fantasy novel. This first hardcover edition has a new introduction by Keith Roberts and is limited to 710 trade copies.

Homunculus James P. Blaylock (Morrigan 1-870338-45-6, Oct ’88, £40.00, 257pp, hc) [Langdon St. Ives] Slip-cased edition of the above, containing an extra article by William Hastings and reply by the author. Limited to 300 copies, signed by Blaylock, Roberts & Ferret.

Land of Dreams James P. Blaylock (Grafton 0-246-13293-0, Jul ’88, £6.95, 234pp, tp) [Paper Dragons] Reprint (Arbor House 1987) fantasy novel. Also available in hc (-13292-2) for £11.95. [First U.K. edition]

Land of Dreams James P. Blaylock (Ace 0-441-50347-0, Sep ’88, $3.50, 224pp, pb) [Paper Dragons] Reprint (Arbor House 1987) serious/humorous fantasy novel set in a strange Blaylockian California.

The Last Coin James P. Blaylock (Mark V. Ziesing 0-929480-00-7, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $60.00, 330pp, hc) Fantasy novel. A signed, slipcased edition of 750 copies preceding the Ace trade edition. This special edition has an introduction by Lucius Shepard and artwork by Dennis Loughner.

The Last Coin James P. Blaylock (Ace 0-441-11381-8, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $17.95, 328pp, hc) Reprint (Ziesing 1988) fantasy novel of mysterious ancient coins, an evil collector, and some oddball Californians; the fate of the world is at stake. This is the first regular trade edition.

Spock Must Die! James Blish (Corgi 0-552-09498-6, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], £1.50, 118pp, pb) [Star Trek] Reissue (Bantam 1970) sf novelization.

Science Fiction Stories ed. Edward Blishen (Kingfisher 0-86272-322-1, Oct ’88 [Aug ’88], £6.95, 253pp, hc) Sf anthology.

Bitter Ends Robert Bloch (Underwood-Miller 0-88733-055-X (Vol.2), Mar ’88, $80.00 set, 368pp, hc) The Selected Stories of Robert Bloch, Vol. II

Final Reckonings Robert Bloch (Underwood-Miller 0-88733-055-X (Vol.1), Mar ’88, $80.00 set, 371pp, hc) The Selected Stories of Robert Bloch, Vol. I

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