The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Children of the Thunder John Brunner (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31378-X, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $4.50, 340pp, pb) Sf novel about a new breed of humans who are mankind’s last hope — or worst threat.

The Days of March John Brunner (Kerosina 0-948893-26-5, Oct ’88, £14.95, 308pp, hc) Mainstream novel, of associational interest. Limited to 350 copies.

The Days of March John Brunner (Kerosina 0-948893-27-3, Oct ’88, £5.95, 308pp, tp) Paperback edition of the above. Limited to 3000 copies. [Not seen]

The Days of March John Brunner (Kerosina 0-948893-25-7, Oct ’88, £30.00, 308pp, hc) Special signed, boxed edition of the above. Limited to 250 copies.

The Shockwave Rider John Brunner (Methuen 0-413-17960-5, May ’88 [Mar ’88], £3.50, 288pp, pb) Reprint (Harper & Row 1975) sf novel.

The Shockwave Rider John Brunner (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32431-5, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.95, 280pp, pb) Reissue (Harper & Row 1975) sf novel. One of the first, and best, novels about a computer society. Eighth printing.

Stand on Zanzibar John Brunner (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34787-0, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $3.50, 650pp, pb) Reissue (Doubleday 1968) sf novel, winner of the Hugo Award. 14th printing; over 350,000 in print.

Stand on Zanzibar John Brunner (Legend 0-09-919110-5, Apr ’88, £3.99, 576pp, pb) Reissue (Doubleday 1968) sf novel.

The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars Steven Brust (Ace 0-441-79099-2, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $3.50, 210pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1987) fantasy novel, retelling of a Hungarian fairy tale.

Taltos Steven Brust (Ace 0-441-18200-3, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $2.95, 181pp, pb) [Vlad Taltos] Fantasy novel, fourth in the “Jhereg” series.

Non-Literary Influences on Science Fiction Algis Budrys (Borgo Press 0-89370-542-X, Dec ’87 [Jul ’88], $15.95, 30pp, ph/hc) Reprint (Drumm Books 1983). Non-fiction, critical essay. A cut version appeared in Science Fiction Dialogues (1982). This reprint is dated 1987, but not seen until 1988.

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. IV ed. Algis Budrys (Bridge 0-88404-314-2, Jun ’88 [May ’88], $4.95, 425pp, pb) Original anthology with 16 stories by new writers, plus essays by Budrys and others.

Brothers in Arms Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen 0-671-69799-4, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.95, 338pp, pb) [Miles Vorkosigan] Sf novel in Bujold’s future history series. This one features her best hero, Miles Vorkosigan.

Falling Free Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen 0-671-65398-9, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $3.50, 307pp, pb) Hard sf novel about a new race bioengineered for operating in free fall, and their survival problems. Serialized in Analog, Dec ’87-Feb ’88.

Shards of Honour Lois McMaster Bujold (Headline 0-7472-3125-7, May ’88 [Apr ’88], £2.99, 313pp, pb) Reprint (Baen 1986 as Shards of Honor) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

The Warrior’s Apprentice Lois McMaster Bujold (Headline 0-7472-3126-5, Sep ’88, £2.99, 315pp, pb) [Miles Vorkosigan] Reprint (Baen 1986) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

A Wish at the Baby’s Grave Angela Bull (Hippo 0-590-85860-2, Dec ’88, £1.95, 94pp, pb) Young-adult ghost novella. Volume 5 in the “Hauntings” series.

Ghost Behind Me Eve Bunting (Pocket Archway 0-671-62211-0, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $2.50, 169pp, pb) Reissue (Pocket 1984) young-adult fantasy novel.

A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess (Norton 0-393-02439-3, 1987 [Mar ’88], $14.95, 192pp, hc) Reprint (Heinemann 1962) sf novel. This is the first American edition with the complete British text — one chapter longer — where Alex repents of his violent ways. It also drops the glossary and adds a new forward in which the author argues that the movie (which follows the older American edition) is not his preferred ending. Dated 1987; missed.

A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess (Ballantine 0-345-35443-5, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $3.95, 249pp, pb) Reprint (Heinemann 1962) sf novel. First complete U.S. paperback.

Child of Demons Mason Burgess (Leisure 0-8439-2687-2, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $3.95, 352pp, pb) Horror novel about a possessed child.

A Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy in the Library of Congress Classification Scheme Michael Burgess (Borgo Press 0-89370-927-1, Feb ’88 [Jul ’88], $12.95, 168pp, ph) Non-fiction, reference. This is the revised and expanded version of a 1984 book.

The Sensitives Herbert Burkholz (Headline 0-7472-3094-3, 1988 [Oct ’88], £2.99, 278pp, pb) [Sensitives] Reprint (Atheneum 1987) sf novel. This is a special ‘Open Market’ edition and is not generally available in the UK.

The Sensitives Herbert Burkholz (Headline 0-7472-0055-6, Jan ’88, £10.95, 278pp, hc) [Sensitives] Reprint (Atheneum 1987) thriller about telepaths. [First U.K. edition]

About the Body Christopher Burns (Secker & Warburg 0-436-09784-2, Aug ’88, £10.95, 193pp, hc) Literary sf collection.

Khalindaine Richard Burns (Unwin 0-04-823313-7, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], £3.50, 268pp, pb) Reprint (Allen & Unwin 1986) fantasy novel.

Troubador Richard Burns (Unwin 0-04-440225-2, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], £3.95, 250pp, pb) Fantasy novel. Sequel to Khalindaine.

Warning Whispers A. M. Burrage (Equation 1-85336-083-X, Oct ’88, £3.50, 187pp, tp) Outstanding collection of rare, and generally uncollected, ghost stories, edited and introduced by Jack Adrian.

Tarzan of the Apes: Four Volumes in One Edgar Rice Burroughs (Crown/Avenel 0-517-65957-3, Jul ’88, $9.98, 848pp, hc) [Tarzan] Omnibus of Tarzan of the Apes, The Son of Tarzan, Tarzan at the Earth’s Core, and Tarzan Triumphant. The first volume has new illustrations by Esteban Maroto; the others have the original drawings by St. John and others. There is a new introduction by Stefan Dziemianowicz.

The Western Lands William S. Burroughs (Picador 0-330-29805-4, Mar ’88, £10.95, 258pp, hc) [Cities of the Red Night] Reprint (Viking 1987) literary novel with sf touches. [First U.K. edition]

The Western Lands William S. Burroughs (Penguin 0-14-009456-3, Dec ’88, $7.95, 258pp, tp) [Cities of the Red Night] Reprint (Viking 1987) literary novel with sf elements. The final volume of a trilogy begun with Cities of the Red Night.

The Western Lands William S. Burroughs (Picador 0-330-30511-5, Dec ’88, £3.95, 258pp, tp) [Cities of the Red Night] Reprint (Viking 1987) literary sf novel.

The Alien Debt F. M. Busby (Orbit 0-7088-8255-2, Feb ’88, £2.95, 226pp, pb) [Rissa Kerguelen; Bran Tregare] Reprint (Bantam 1984) sf novel. Volume 3 in the “Hulzein” series. [First U.K. edition]

The Breeds of Man F. M. Busby (Bantam Spectra 0-553-27008-7, Mar ’88, $3.95, 294pp, pb) Sf novel of biological superhumans and their struggle for survival.

Rebel’s Seed F. M. Busby (Orbit 0-7088-8260-9, Jun ’88, £3.50, 249pp, pb) [Bran Tregare] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1986) sf novel. Volume 4 in the “Hulzein” series. [First U.K. edition]

Young Rissa F. M. Busby (Orbit 0-7088-8272-2, Oct ’88, £2.99, 177pp, pb) [Rissa Kerguelen] Reprint (Berkley 1984) sf novel. Volume 1 in the “Rissa Kerguelen” series. [First U.K. edition]

Ghost Cat Beverly Butler (Scholastic 0-590-41837-8, Aug ’88, $2.50, 189pp, pb) Reprint (Dodd, Mead 1984) young-adult ghost story.

Adulthood Rites Octavia E. Butler (Warner 0-446-51422-5, Jun ’88 [May ’88], $16.95, 277pp, hc) [Xenogenesis] Sf novel, sequel to Dawn, second in the “Xenogenesis Trilogy”. Bleak novel of a remnant human population on Earth, gene-manipulating aliens, and human/alien hybrids.

Adulthood Rites Octavia E. Butler (Gollancz 0-575-04238-9, Oct ’88, £11.95, 277pp, hc) [Xenogenesis] Reprint (Warner 1988) sf novel. Volume 2 in the “Xenogenesis” trilogy. [First U.K. edition]

Dawn Octavia E. Butler (Gollancz 0-575-04268-0, May ’88, £2.95, 264pp, pb) [Xenogenesis] Reprint (Warner 1987) very impressive sf novel about a ‘first contact’ in rather unusal circumstances. Recommended. (PSP) Volume 1 in the “Xenogenesis” trilogy.

Dawn Octavia E. Butler (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20516-4, Jun ’88 [May ’88], $3.95, 248pp, pb) [Xenogenesis] Reprint (Warner 1987) sf novel, first in the “Xenogenesis” trilogy. Highly recommended. (CNB)

Kindred Octavia E. Butler (Beacon Press 0-8070-8305-4, Aug ’88, $8.95, tp) Reprint (Doubleday 1979) time travel fantasy/historical novel about a modern black woman in the old South. There is a new 27-page introduction on blacks in sf and Octavia E. Butler in particular, by Robert Crossley. This trade paperback is part of the “Black Women Writers Series.”

Kindred Octavia E. Butler (The Women’s Press 0-7043-4162-X, Oct ’88, £4.95, 264pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1979) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

Wild Seed Octavia E. Butler (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20537-7, Dec ’88, $3.95, 279pp, pb) [Patternist] Reprint (Doubleday 1980) sf novel about the conflict between two immortals, set in 17th-century Africa. Highly recommended. (CNB)

The Winged Colt of Casa Mia Betsy Byars (Avon 0-380-00201-9, Aug ’88, $2.50, 128pp, pb) Young-adult Pegasus fantasy novel, illustrated by Richard Cuffari.

Deathward Richard Lee Byers (New Infinities 0-425-11598-4, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.95, 326pp, pb) Horror novel. A man wakes up in a psychiatric ward with partial memory loss, and a detective believes he holds the key to serial killings that can’t be dealt with on human terms.

Fear Book John L. Byrne (Warner 0-446-34814-7, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $3.95, 249pp, pb) Horror novel by a comic book artist/writer. A first novel.

Superman: The Man of Steel John L. Byrne & Dick Giordano (Ballantine 0-345-35093-6, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $12.95, unpaginated, tp) [Superman] Graphic novel made up of 7 recent issues of the comic, plus an introduction by Ray Bradbury.

Mindplayers Pat Cadigan (Gollancz 0-575-04242-7, Feb ’88 [Apr ’88], £10.95, 276pp, hc) Reprint (Bantam 1987) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

Four Came Back Martin Caidin (Baen 0-671-65433-0, Sep ’88, $2.95, 280pp, pb) Reprint (McKay 1968) sf novel: plague aboard a space station.

Manfac Martin Caidin (Baen 0-671-65409-8, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $3.50, 344pp, pb) Reprint (Dutton 1979) sf novel. Damaged scientist gets automated body to fight crime.

Three Corners to Nowhere Martin Caidin (Baen 0-671-65401-2, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $2.95, 278pp, pb) Reprint (Bantam 1975) Bermuda Triangle/mystery/interdimensional novel.

Under the Jaguar Sun Italo Calvino (HBJ Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 0-15-192820-7, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $12.95, 86pp, hc) Collection of three literary stories with strange and fantastic elements. First published in Italian in 1986.

As If They Were Gods Kate Cameron (W.H. Allen Star 0-352-32175-X, Apr ’88, £3.50, 463pp, pb) Reprint (Ballantine 1987) prehistoric fantasy novel. [First U.K. edition]

The Influence Ramsey Campbell (Macmillan 0-02-521160-9, Feb ’88, $14.95, 260pp, hc) Horror novel.

The Influence Ramsey Campbell (Century 0-7126-1891-0, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], £11.95, 234pp, hc) Reprint (Macmillan 1988) horror novel. [First U.K. edition]

Scared Stiff Ramsey Campbell (Warner 0-446-38783-5, Oct ’88, $8.95, 173pp, tp) Reprint (Scream/Press 1987) collection of erotic horror stories.

Fine Frights: Stories that Scared Me ed. Ramsey Campbell (Tor 0-812-51670-2, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $3.95, 309pp, pb) Anthology of 12 horror stories.

New Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos ed. Ramsey Campbell (Grafton 0-586-20093-2, Sep ’88, £3.50, 335pp, pb) Reprint (Arkham House 1980) original horror anthology.

50 Great Ghost Stories ed. John Canning (Souvenir Press 0-285-62034-7, Mar ’88, £9.95, 495pp, hc) Reissue (Souvenir 1971) original ghost anthology.

Krazy Kat: A Novel in Five Panels Jay Cantor (Knopf 0-394-55025-0, Jan ’88, $16.95, 250pp, hc) Bizarre literary fantasy novel — Krazy and company encounter Oppenheimer and the bomb.

Krazy Kat: A Novel in Five Panels Jay Cantor (SFBC #12444, Oct ’88, $4.98, 250pp, hc) Reprint (Knopf 1988) literary fantasy novel.

The Breeze Horror Candace Caponegro (NAL Onyx 0-451-40075-5, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $3.50, 316pp, pb) Horror/sf novel, a first novel.

Characters and Viewpoints Orson Scott Card (Writer’s Digest 0-89879-307-6, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $12.95, 182pp, hc) Non-fiction, associational: writer’s reference. In “The Elements of Fiction Writing” series.

Hart’s Hope Orson Scott Card (Tor 0-812-53351-8, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $3.95, 261pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1983) fantasy novel.

Red Prophet Orson Scott Card (Tor 0-812-53359-3, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $3.95, 395pp, pb) [Alvin Maker] Reprint (Tor 1988) alternate-history fantasy novel in the “Alvin Maker” series, sequel to Seventh Son.

Saints Orson Scott Card (Tor 0-812-58140-7, Jun ’88 [May ’88], $4.95, 713pp, pb) Reprint (Berkley 1984 as A Woman of Destiny). Associational — historical novel of the pioneering Mormons. Non-dogmatic, salty, and surprisingly entertaining. (FCM)

Seventh Son Orson Scott Card (Tor 0-812-53353-4, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $3.95, 241pp, pb) [Alvin Maker] Reprint (Tor 1987) fantasy novel, first in the “Tales of Alvin Maker”.

Seventh Son Orson Scott Card (Legend 0-7126-2325-6, Sep ’88, £5.95, 241pp, tp) [Alvin Maker] Reprint (Tor 1987) engaging fantasy novel set in an alternate 19th century America. Volume 1 in the “Tales of Alvin Maker” series. Recommended (PSP). Also available in hc (-2320-5) for £10.95. [First U.K. edition]

Treason Orson Scott Card (St. Martin’s 0-312-02304-9, Nov ’88, $18.95, 275pp, hc) Science fiction novel, revised and expanded version of A Planet Called Treason (1979).

Wyrms Orson Scott Card (Legend 0-09-945350-9, Jan ’88 [Dec ’87], £2.95, 263pp, tp) Reprint (Arbor House 1987) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

Wyrms Orson Scott Card (Tor 0-812-53357-7, Aug ’88, $3.95, 345pp, pb) Reprint (Arbor House 1987) sf novel. An alien species does its best to preserve itself in the face of human occupation.

Dragons of Darkness ed. Orson Scott Card (Bart 1-55785-033-X, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $3.95, 351pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1981) anthology of fantasy stories and illustrations about dragons.

Dragons of Light ed. Orson Scott Card (Bart 1-55785-037-2, Jun ’88, $3.50, 317pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1980) anthology of 12 illustrated fantasy stories about dragons.

Star Trek, the Next Generation: Ghost Ship Diane Carey (Pocket 0-671-66579-0, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $3.95, 258pp, pb) [Star Trek, the Next Generation] Sf novelization, #1 in the new series of original novelizations.

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