The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Virago Book of Victorian Ghost Stories ed. Richard Dalby (Virago 0-86068-809-7, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], £12.95, 347pp, hc) Ghost anthology.

Euryale Kara Dalkey (Ace 0-441-22336-2, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $3.50, 217pp, pb) Fantasy novel set in Roman times.

The Nightingale Kara Dalkey (Ace 0-441-57973-6, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $16.95, 221pp, hc) Fantasy novel based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale but transfered to medieval Japan and featuring a human singer. Part of the “Fairy Tale” series of retold legends etc.

The General’s President John Dalmas (Baen 0-671-65384-9, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $3.50, 420pp, pb) Near future sf thriller.

Yellow Fog Les Daniels (Tor 0-812-51675-3, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $3.95, 294pp, pb) [Don Sebastian] Vampire horror novel. Part of the series featuring the evil vampire Don Sebastian de Villanueva. This is an expanded version of the book published in 1986 by Donald M. Grant under the same title.

King of the Vagabonds Colin Dann (Beaver 0-09-957190-0, Sep ’88, £1.99, 155pp, pb) [King of the Vagabonds] Reprint (Hutchinson 1987) young children’s animal fantasy novel.

Dogtales! ed. Jack M. Dann & Gardner R. Dozois (Ace 0-441-15760-2, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $3.50, 274pp, pb, cover by Hiro Kimura) Anthology of 16 sf or fantasy stories of “uncanny canines, heroic hounds, and magical mutts.”

Bloodseed Lyndan Darby (Unwin 0-04-440161-2, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], £3.50, 262pp, pb) [Eye of Time] Fantasy novel. Volume 2 in the “Eye of Time” trilogy.

Crystal and Steel Lyndan Darby (Unwin 0-04-440159-0, Apr ’88, £3.50, 340pp, pb) [Eye of Time] Fantasy novel. Volume 1 in the “Eye of Time” trilogy.

Blood Is Not Enough: 17 Stories of Vampirism ed. Ellen Datlow (Morrow 0-688-08526-1, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $19.95, 318pp, hc) Anthology of vampire stories — ten are original. Recommended. (FCM)

The Year’s Best Fantasy: First Annual Collection ed. Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling (St. Martin’s 0-312-01851-7, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $19.95, 491pp, hc) Anthology of 37 fantasy and horror stories plus write-ups on the year etc. This is actually a combination of two books: a Fantasy Best edited by Windling and a horror best edited by Datlow. Recommended. (CNB)

The Year’s Best Fantasy: First Annual Collection ed. Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling (St. Martin’s 0-312-01852-5, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $12.95, 491pp, tp) Anthology of fantasy and horror stories. Issued simultaneously in hardcover and trade paperback.

The Year’s Best Fantasy: First Annual Collection ed. Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling (SFBC #14232, Nov ’88 [Dec ’88], $9.98, 636pp, hc) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1988) anthology of 37 fantasy and horror stories.

Marco Polo and the Sleeping Beauty Avram Davidson & Grania Davis (Baen 0-671-65372-5, Mar ’88 [Jan ’88], $3.50, 300pp, pb) Fantasy novel in the mode of Davidson’s tales of Vergil Magus, quirky and exotic (and digressive). (FCM)

The Lyre of Orpheus Robertson Davies (Viking 0-670-82416-X, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $19.95, 472pp, hc) [Rebel Angels] Literary novel with fantasy elements (the ghost of E.T.A. Hoffmann is an observer of the action, and the Arthurian love triangle is played out by modern characters). Sequel to What’s Bred in the Bone and conclusion to the Rebel Angels trilogy. A witty comedy/drama of manners. (FCM)

Horror in Paradise ed. A. Grove Day & Bacil F. Kirtley (Mutual 0-935180-23-0, 1986 [Jul ’88], $3.95, 285pp, pb) Anthology of 34 stories, some of which are supernatural horror. All take place in the Hawaiian Islands, where the book was published. This has a 1986 copyright, but was not seen until 1988.

The Incorporated Knight Catherine Crook & L. Sprague de Camp (Baen 0-671-65435-7, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $3.50, 245pp, pb) Reprint (Phantasia 1987) humorous fantasy novel.

The Ancient Engineers L. Sprague de Camp (Ballantine 0-345-32029-8, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $4.95, 450pp, pb) Reissue (Doubleday 1974) non-fiction, associational. History of early engineering. Fifteenth printing.

Blond Barbarians and Noble Savages L. Sprague de Camp (Borgo Press 0-89370-545-4, Nov ’86 [Jul ’88], $15.95, 49pp, ph/hc) Reprint (T.K. Graphics 1975). Non-fiction, collection of short essays on the noble savage in literature and reality. This pamphlet is dated 1986, but not seen until 1988.

The Clocks of Iraz L. Sprague de Camp (Grafton 0-586-07213-6, Jan ’88, £2.50, 191pp, pb) [Novarian] Reprint (Pyramid 1971) fantasy novel. Volume 2 in the “Reluctant King” series.

The Unbeheaded King L. Sprague de Camp (Grafton 0-586-07214-4, Mar ’88, £2.75, 208pp, pb) [Novarian] Reprint (Ballantine 1983) fantasy novel. Volume 3 in the “Reluctant King” series. [First U.K. edition]

Conan of Aquilonia L. Sprague de Camp & Lin Carter (Sphere 0-7221-4744-9, Jul ’88, £2.50, 155pp, pb) [Conan] Reissue (Ace 1977) fantasy collection. Volume 12 in the “Conan” series.

Conan the Barbarian L. Sprague de Camp & Lin Carter (Sphere 0-7221-4750-3, Apr ’88, £2.75, 181pp, pb) [Conan] Reissue (Bantam 1982) fantasy novelization.

The Stones of Nomuru L. Sprague & Catherine Crook de Camp (Donning/Starblaze 0-89865-678-8, Sep ’88 [Oct ’88], $8.95, 215pp, tp) [Viagens Interplanetary] Sf novel about an archaeologist fighting to save a planet from exploitation.

The Intrepid Enchanter L. Sprague de Camp & Fletcher Pratt (Sphere 0-7474-0079-2, May ’88, £4.50, 498pp, tp) [Harold Shea] First complete edition of all the Harold Shea stories. Strongly recommended. (PSP)

A Mirror for Princes Tom De Haan (Knopf 0-394-56359-X, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $18.95, 422pp, hc) [Mirror for Princes] Alternate-world fantasy novel of an imaginary kingdom. Though there’s no real magic, the characterization is superb. A dark, fascinating first novel. Recommended. (FCM) First U.S. edition (Jonathan Cape 1987).

A Mirror for Princes Tom De Haan (Arena 0-09-958170-1, Sep ’88 [Oct ’88], £3.99, 419pp, tp) [Mirror for Princes] Reprint (Cape 1987) family saga set in a mythical fantasy kingdom.

The Borribles: Across the Dark Metropolis Michael De Larrabeiti (Ace 0-441-00311-7, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $3.50, 306pp, pb) [Borribles] Fantasy novel, third in the series about wild children. First American edition (Pan 1986).

Greenmantle Charles de Lint (Ace 0-441-30295-5, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $3.50, 328pp, pb) Fantasy novel; the wild hunt still exists not far from a modern city.

Svaha Charles de Lint (Ace 0-441-79098-4, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.50, 276pp, pb) Sf novel. In a future made bleak by ecological and economic disasters, the reconstituted Indian nations shut out the world from their hi-tech enclaves.

Wolf Moon Charles de Lint (NAL Signet 0-451-15487-8, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $3.50, 252pp, pb) Fantasy novel of a persecuted werewolf.

Motto Excelsior V. C. De Vere (Merlin Books 0-86303-405-5, May ’88 [Feb ’89], £8.95, 212pp, tp) Sf novel about religious experiences, UFO’s and other assorted items.

Dream Makers Martyn Dean & Chris Evans (Dragon’s World 1-85028-067-3, Nov ’88, £14.95, 127pp, hc) A look at six fantasy artists (Michael Kaluta, Berni Wrightson, Charles Vess, Melvyn Grant, Julek Heller & Chris Moore) at work.

Voodoo Jeffery Wilds Deaver (Paperjacks 0-7701-0772-9, Mar ’88, $3.95, 265pp, pb) Horror novel.

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