The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Firebug Robert Bloch (Tor 0-812-51578-1, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $3.50, 215pp, pb) Reprint (Lancer 1961) associational novel. Suspense novel packaged as horror.

The Kidnapper Robert Bloch (Tor 0-812-51576-5, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $3.95, 216pp, pb) Reprint (Lion Books 1954) psychological horror novel.

Last Rites Robert Bloch (Underwood-Miller 0-88733-055-X (Vol.3), Mar ’88, $80.00 set, 398pp, hc) The Selected Stories of Robert Bloch, Vol. III

The Selected Stories of Robert Bloch Robert Bloch (Underwood-Miller 0-88733-055-X, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $80.00, 371+368+398pp, hc) Collection of Bloch’s stories in three volumes, Final Reckonings, Bitter Ends, and Last Rites.

The Selected Stories of Robert Bloch Robert Bloch (Underwood-Miller 0-88733-054-1, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $125.00, 371+368+398pp, hc) Collection of Bloch’s stories in three volumes and slipcase. This is the signed, limited edition of 500 copies. The three volumes are: Final Reckonings, Bitter Ends, and Last Rites.

Spider, Spin Me A Web: Lawrence Block on Writing Fiction Lawrence Block (Writer’s Digest 0-89879-326-2, Oct ’88, $16.95, 245pp, hc) Non-fiction, associational.

The Complete Time Traveler: A Tourist’s Guide to the Fourth Dimension Howard J. Blumenthal, Dorothy F. Curley & Brad Williams (Ten Speed Press 0-89815-284-4, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $13.95, 221pp, hc) Humor book. Purports to be a “non-fiction” guide to time travel, complete with information on government agencies and H.G. Wells’ original machine.

The Movement of Mountains Michael Blumlein (Simon & Schuster UK 0-671-65308-3, Apr ’88 [Jun ’88], £11.95, 289pp, hc) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1987) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

The Movement of Mountains Michael Blumlein (St. Martin’s 0-312-91034-7, Jul ’88, $3.95, 289pp, pb) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1987) sf novel. Bioengineered humans pose ethical problems to company doctor Jeles Ebert.

Stage Fright Garrett Boatman (NAL Onyx 0-451-40085-2, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $3.95, 381pp, pb) Horror novel.

Cobalt-60 Vaughn & Mark Bodé & Larry Todd (Donning/Starblaze 0-89865-677-X, Oct ’88, $7.95, unpaginated, tp) Science fiction graphic novel. Reprints the original b&w Vaughn Bodé strip (mostly from Galaxy) and adds a full-color continuation by Mark Bodé.

The Alien Within Johanna M. Bolton (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-35541-5, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.50, 277pp, pb) Sf novel. A female space navy captain is thrown one problem after another in this better than average first novel. Recommended. (TM)

Another Shore Nancy Bond (Macmillan McElderry 0-689-50463-2, Oct ’88 [Nov ’88], $14.95, 308pp, hc) Young-adult time travel fantasy novel. A young woman is transported back to the time of the French & Indian War, where she meets other trapped time travellers.

Celestial Chess Thomas Bontly (Ballantine 0-345-28678-2, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $3.95, 263pp, pb) Reissue (Harper & Row 1979) fantasy novel. A celestial chess game between the devil and a 12th-century monk crosses the ages. Second printing.

The Book of Fantasy ed. Jorge Luís Borges, Adolfo Bioy Casares & Silvina Ocampo (Viking 0-670-82393-7, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $19.95, 384pp, hc) Fantasy anthology of 81 stories, story fragments, and anecdotes. This is its first English-language appearance (though many of the stories were written in English) and contains the contents of the second revised edition (Argentina 1976) plus a new introduction by Ursula K. Le Guin.

The Nightmare Collector Bruce Boston (2AM 0-937491-00-4, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $4.95, 34pp, ph) Collection of poetry, illustrated by Gregorio Montejo.

Skin Trades Bruce Boston (Chris Drumm 0-936055-39-1, Oct ’88 [Nov ’88], $3.50, 62pp, ph) Chapbook collection of 10 very short stories. Drumm Booklet #31.

Time [Titan Press Magazine #5] Bruce Boston (Titan, Apr ’88 [Sep ’88], $2.00, 20pp, ph) Collection of poems.

Rocket to the Morgue Anthony Boucher (International Polygonics Ltd. 0-930330-82-X, May ’88 [Jun ’88], $4.95, 173pp, pb) Reprint (Duell, Sloane & Pearce 1942 as by H.H. Holmes). Associational. A mystery with many characters based on sf writers — Heinlein, Hubbard, Williamson, etc. — with a number of in-jokes. It’s also a very good Sherlock Holmes mystery. (CNB)

Colony Ben Bova (Tor 0-812-53245-7, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $3.95, 470pp, pb) Reprint (Timescape 1978) sf novel about a genetically engineered man and his adventures as he learns about the world.

Escape Plus Ben Bova (Methuen 0-413-16010-6, Jan ’88, £2.95, 285pp, pb) Reprint (Tor 1984) sf collection. [First U.K. edition]

Kinsman Ben Bova (Methuen 0-413-18650-4, Aug ’88, £11.95, 269pp, hc) [Kinsman] Reprint (Dial 1979) sf novel. The text of this edition follows that of The Kinsman Saga (which also included a revised version of Millenium, omitted here) and the book contains the foreword from that book (which refers to both volumes).

The Kinsman Saga Ben Bova (Tor 0-812-53243-0, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $4.95, 566pp, pb) [Kinsman] Reprint (Tor 1987) omnibus with revised versions of Kinsman and Millennium.

Millenium Ben Bova (Methuen 0-413-18630-X, Nov ’88, £11.95, 296pp, hc) [Kinsman] Reprint (Random House 1976) sf novel. The text of this edition follows that of The Kinsman Saga.

Orion Ben Bova (Tor 0-812-53233-3, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $3.95, 432pp, pb) [Orion] Reprint (S&S Fireside 1984) sf novel.

The Peacekeepers Ben Bova (Tor 0-312-93080-1, Jun ’88 [Jul ’88], $17.95, 337pp, hc) Sf novel about the rise of an international peacekeeping force.

The Starcrossed Ben Bova (Tor 0-812-53231-7, Jun ’88 [May ’88], $2.95, 223pp, pb) Reprint (Chilton 1975) sf novel. A satire about producing an sf tv series; set in the near future.

Vengeance of Orion Ben Bova (Tor 0-312-93049-6, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $17.95, 342pp, hc) [Orion] Fantasy novel, sequel to Orion.

Vengeance of Orion Ben Bova (Severn House 0-7278-1611-X, May ’88 [Jun ’88], £11.95, 342pp, hc) [Orion] Reprint (Tor 1988) sf novel. Volume 2 in the “Orion” series. [First U.K. edition]

Vengeance of Orion Ben Bova (Methuen 0-413-17570-7, Dec ’88, £3.99, 342pp, pb) [Orion] Reprint (Tor 1988) sf novel. Volume 2 in the “Orion” series.

Goblin Market Richard Bowes (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20354-4, Jun ’88 [May ’88], $3.50, 250pp, pb) [Warchild] Sf novel, sequel to Warchild. The wonderfully bizarre characters of the first book are subordinated to a standard tale of war across the dimensions. (FCM)

Marlborough Street Richard Bowker (Bantam Spectra 0-553-27167-9, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $3.95, 323pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1987) psychic detective novel.

Catch and Other Stories Stephen Bowkett (Gollancz 0-575-04399-7, Oct ’88 [Dec ’88], £8.95, 123pp, hc) Young-adult collection of original sf and horror stories.

Gameplayers Stephen Bowkett (Pan 0-330-30412-7, Sep ’88, £1.99, 159pp, pb) Reprint (Gollancz 1986) young-adult fantasy/horror novel.

Spellbinder Stephen Bowkett (Piper 0-330-29682-5, Jan ’88, £1.75, 90pp, pb) Reprint (Gollancz 1985) young-adult occult novella.

Maiden’s End Josephine Boyle (Piatkus 0-86188-762-X, Aug ’88 [Dec ’88], £10.95, 265pp, hc) Horror novel.

Death Is a Lonely Business Ray Bradbury (Grafton 0-586-06877-5, Jan ’88, £2.95, 271pp, pb) [Death Is a Lonely Business] Reprint (Knopf 1985) thriller novel. Listed for Bradbury fans.

The Halloween Tree Ray Bradbury (Knopf Borzoi 0-394-82409-1, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $12.95, 145pp, hc) Reissue (Knopf 1972) children’s Halloween story, with a new jacket by the Dillons. Illustrated by Joseph Mugnaini.

The Toynbee Convector Ray Bradbury (Knopf 0-394-54703-9, Jun ’88 [May ’88], $17.95, 275pp, hc) Collection of 23 stories, sf, fantasy, horror, and mainstream. The sf is weak, but a number of these works are excellent. (FCM)

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