The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Mysteries of Winterthurn Joyce Carol Oates (Jonathan Cape 0-224-02197-4, Jun ’84, £9.95, 496pp, hc) [Xavier Kilgarvan] Reprint (Dutton 1984) occult collection. [Not seen]

The Mists of Doom Andrew J. Offutt (Ace 0-441-53504-6, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $2.50, 255pp, pb) [Cormac Mac Art] Reissue (Zebra 1977) “Cormac Mac Art” heroic fantasy novel, based on a Robert E. Howard character.

The Sign of the Moonbow Andrew J. Offutt (Ace 0-441-76354-5, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.50, 255pp, pb) [Cormac Mac Art] Reissue (Zebra 1977) fantasy novel based on characters from Robert E. Howard, “Cormac Mac Art” #7.

The Sword of the Gael Andrew J. Offutt (Ace 0-441-79143-3, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $2.50, 251pp, pb) [Cormac Mac Art] Reissue (Zebra 1975) fantasy novel, “Cormac Mac Art” #5; based on a Robert E. Howard character. 3rd Ace printing.

The Undying Wizard Andrew J. Offutt (Ace 0-441-84515-0, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $2.50, 218pp, pb) [Cormac Mac Art] Reissue (Zebra 1976) fantasy novel of Cormac Mac Art, based on a Robert E. Howard character; 4th Ace printing.

The Tower of Death Andrew J. Offutt & Keith Taylor (Ace 0-441-81925-7, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $2.50, 246pp, pb) [Cormac Mac Art] Reissue (Ace 1982) fantasy novel based on a Robert E. Howard character.

When Death Birds Fly Andrew J. Offutt & Keith Taylor (Ace 0-441-88088-6, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $2.95, 295pp, pb) [Cormac Mac Art] Reissue (Ace 1980) heroic fantasy novel, #3 in the “Cormac Mac Art” series, based on the Robert E. Howard character.

The Shores of Another Sea Chad Oliver (Crown 0-517-55186-1, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $7.95, 214pp, hc) Reprint (NAL 1971) sf novel, with a new foreword by George Zebrowski. Volume 3 of the “Classics of Modern Science Fiction” series.

Unearthly Neighbors Chad Oliver (Crown 0-517-55294-9, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $8.95, 208pp, hc) Reprint (Ballantine 1960) sf novel. “Substantially revised” definitive edition. The first three chapters have been completely redone, and there are other changes. New foreword by George Zebrowski; new afterword by the author.

The World Invisible Shulamith Oppenheim (Ace 0-441-91018-1, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $2.75, 198pp, pb) Fantasy novel.

Brother Esau Douglas Orgill & John Gribbin (Tor 0-812-58680-8, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $2.95, 285pp, pb) Reprint (Harper & Row 1982) sf novel of a lost race of manlike creatures in the Himalayas.

1984 George Orwell (NAL/Signet 0-451-51984-1, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $2.95, 268pp, pb) [1984] Reissue (Secker & Warburg 1949) novel. This 74th printing has a new preface by Walter Cronkite and a new afterword by Erich Fromm, plus a bibliography updated to 1981.

Emergence David R. Palmer (Bantam 0-553-24501-5, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $2.95, 291pp, pb) [Candy] Sf novel, a first novel. Based on the novella of the same name (a Hugo and Nebula nominee). A Heinlein-type juvenile. Recommended. (CNB)

A Mirror for Observers Edgar Pangborn (Bluejay 0-312-94305-9, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $5.95, 229pp, tp) Reprint (Doubleday 1954) sf novel, with a new afterword by Peter Beagle. Winner of the International Fantasy Award. Highly recommended. (CNB)

Playing Beattie Bow Ruth Park (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-031460-1, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $3.50, 196pp, pb) Reprint (Nelson Australia 1980) young-adult fantasy novel, an award-winner.

Santa 2000 ed. Michel Parry (Granada 0-246-12457-1, Nov ’84, £4.95, 128pp, hc) Young adult anthology of 6 sf stories about Santa Claus. [Not seen]

Brisingamen Diana L. Paxson (Berkley 0-425-07298-3, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $2.75, 261pp, pb) Fantasy novel set in modern Berkeley and San Francisco.

Mr. Pye Mervyn Peake (Overlook 0-87951-955-X, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $15.95, 278pp, hc) Fantasy novel “of sin and salvation”, with illustrations by the author. This may be the first U.S. edition (Heinemann 1953), though the British paperback has been available here.

Omni’s Screen Flights/Screen Fantasies: The Future According to Science Fiction Cinema ed. Danny Peary (Doubleday 0-385-19199-5, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $35.00, 310pp, hc) Non-fiction, group of articles by Asimov, Sheckley, Bloch, Silverberg, and others, plus numerous illustrations and a film checklist. There is a long introduction by Harlan Ellison. Also available in tp (-19202-9, $17.95).

A Reference Guide to Modern Fantasy for Children Pat Pflieger (Greenwood Press 0-313-22886-8, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $65.00, xvii+690pp, hc) Non-fiction. This covers only 36 authors and 100 books, but includes lists of characters, places, plots, etc. of many well-known books by Tolkien, Lewis, and more. It attempts to include the authors’ 100 outstanding fantasy novels.

Philosophy and Science Fiction ed. Michael Philips (Prometheus 0-87975-248-3, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $12.95, 292pp, hc) Anthology of 17 sf classics by Asimov, Heinlein, Lem, Aldiss, and others, plus essays by the editor, tying in sf with philosophy.

Golden George Pickard (Vantage Press 0-533-05774-4, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $6.95, 33pp, hc) Sf novelette published in book form by a vanity press.

A Literary Symbiosis: Science Fiction/Fantasy/Mystery Hazel Beasley Pierce (Greenwood Press 0-313-23065-X, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $29.95, 255pp, hc) Non-fiction, critical study of works which combine the genres.

The Darkangel Meredith Ann Pierce (Tor 0-812-54900-7, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.95, 253pp, pb) [Darkangel] Reprint (Little, Brown 1982) fantasy novel, the first in a trilogy. Weird and imaginative — recommended. (FCM)

A Gathering of Gargoyles Meredith Ann Pierce (Little, Brown/Atlantic Monthly 0-316-70737-6, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $13.95, 263pp, hc) [Darkangel] Fantasy novel, Volume II of the “Darkangel Trilogy”.

In the Hand of the Goddess Tamora Pierce (Atheneum 0-689-31054-4, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $12.95, hc) [Song of the Lioness] Young-adult fantasy novel, second in a series about Alanna the warrior maiden.

Elfquest Wendy & Richard Pini (Berkley 0-425-07009-3, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $2.95, 320pp, pb) [Elfquest] Reprint (Playboy 1982) illustrated fantasy novel based on the comic.

Elfquest: Book 3 Wendy & Richard Pini (Starblaze 0-89865-329-0, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $10.95, 162pp, tp) [Elfquest] Graphic novel, part of a fantasy series, with commentaries by Boris Vallejo and Lynn Abbey. Also announced in a limited edition (-328-2, $40.00).

Elfquest: Book 4 Wendy & Richard Pini (Donning/Starblaze 0-89865-377-0, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $12.95, 168pp, pb) [Elfquest] Graphic fantasy novel, the final part of the series.

Elfquest: Book 4 Wendy & Richard Pini (Donning/Starblaze 0-89865-378-9, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $40.00, 168pp, hc) [Elfquest] Limited-edition of above with slipcase and color print.

The Snarkout Boys & the Baconburg Horror Daniel M. Pinkwater (Morrow 0-688-02670-2, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $11.00, 191pp, hc) [Snarkout Boys] Humorous juvenile fantasy novel, sequel to The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death.

Four-Day Planet & Lonestar Planet H. Beam Piper (Ace 0-441-24892-6, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $2.95, 340pp, pb) Reissue (Ace 1979) omnibus edition of Four-Day Planet (1961) and Lonestar Planet (originally A Planet for Texans, written with John J. McGuire, 1958).

Fuzzies and Other People H. Beam Piper (Ace 0-441-26176-0, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $2.95, 216pp, pb) [Fuzzy] The famous “lost” novel, third in the “Fuzzy” series.

Fuzzies and Other People H. Beam Piper (SFBC #2759, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $4.98, 183pp, hc) [Fuzzy] Reprint (Ace 1984) sf novel, first hardcover edition.

Fuzzy Sapiens H. Beam Piper (Ace 0-441-26195-7, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $2.75, 235pp, pb) [Fuzzy] Reissue (Avon 1964 as The Other Human Race) sf novel, sequel to Little Fuzzy. 8th Ace printing. The copyright page falsely claims Ace as the original publisher of the series.

Little Fuzzy H. Beam Piper (Ace 0-441-48497-2, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $2.75, 174pp, pb) [Fuzzy] Reissue (Avon 1962) sf novel, first in the “Fuzzy” series; 9th Ace printing.

Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen H. Beam Piper (Ace 0-441—49055-7, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $2.75, 215pp, pb) [Kalvan; Paratime Police] Reissue (Ace 1965) sf novel.

The Demon in the Skull Frederik Pohl (DAW 0-87997-939-9, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.50, 158pp, pb) Sf novel, a rewrite of Plague of Pythons (1965).

Heechee Rendezvous Frederik Pohl (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-30062-9, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $14.95, 311pp, hc) [Heechee (Robinette Broadhead)] Sf novel, third in the “Heechee” series.

Heechee Rendezvous Frederik Pohl (Gollancz 0-575-03469-6, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], £8.95, 311pp, hc) [Heechee (Robinette Broadhead)] Reprint (Del Rey 1984) sf novel, third in the “Heechee” series.

The Merchants’ War Frederik Pohl (St. Martin’s 0-312-53010-2, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $13.95, 209pp, hc) [Space Merchants] Sf novel, sequel to The Space Merchants by Pohl and Kornbluth.

Midas World Frederik Pohl (Tor 0-812-54925-2, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $2.95, 316pp, pb) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1983) collection of social satires in the guise of an sf novel.

Pohlstars Frederik Pohl (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31545-6, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $2.95, 257pp, pb) Collection of 12 stories.

The Years of the City Frederik Pohl (Simon & Schuster 0-671-49940-8, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $15.95, 334pp, hc) Sf collection of linked novelettes masquerading as a novel. Together, they form a future history of New York.

Skywalking: The Life and Films of George Lucas Dale Pollock (Ballantine 0-345-31419-0, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $3.50, 332pp, pb) Reprint (Crown Harmony 1983), non-fiction — biography of the filmmaker behind the “Star Wars” series. [George Lucas]

Secrets of the Gnomes Rien Poortvliet & Wil Huygen (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-30861-1, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $12.95, unpaginated, pb) Semi-fiction/humor. “You can go gnome again!” say the publishers.

The Perilous Gard Elizabeth Marie Pope (Tempo 0-441-65956-X, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $2.25, 211pp, pb) Reprint (Houghton Mifflin 1974) young-adult fantasy novel.

The Users Guide to Small Computers Jerry E. Pournelle (Baen 0-671-55908-7, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $9.95, 342pp, tp) Non-fiction, associational. Pournelle’s fannish columns about his adventures with computers.

There Will Be War, Vol. II: Men of War ed. Jerry E. Pournelle (Tor 0-812-54953-8, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $2.95, 368pp, pb) Anthology of stories, articles, and poetry on future war.

There Will Be War, Vol. III: Blood and Iron ed. Jerry E. Pournelle & John F. Carr (Tor 0-812-54955-4, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $2.95, 383pp, pb) Anthology of fiction and non-fiction about future war.

The Colour of Magic Terry Pratchett (SFBC #6199, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $3.98, 183pp, hc) [Discworld] Reprint (Colin Smythe 1983) humorous fantasy novel.

Masks of Scorpio Dray Prescot (DAW 0-87997-924-0, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $2.50, 175pp, pb) [Dray Prescot] “Dray Prescot” #31, sf novel. This series used to be written by Alan Burt Akers, who was Ken Bulmer. It probably still is.

Seg the Bowman Dray Prescot (DAW 0-87997-965-8, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $2.75, 255pp, pb) [Dray Prescot] Fantasy novel, “Dray Prescot” #32.

Broken Symmetries Paul Preuss (Pocket 0-671-46046-3, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $3.95, 371pp, pb) [Broken Symmetries] Reprint (Simon & Schuster Timescape 1983) sf novel.

The Gates of Heaven Paul Preuss (Bantam 0-553-24417-5, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $2.50, 203pp, pb) Reissue (Bantam 1980) sf novel; 3rd printing.

Ghosts at Large Susan Price (Faber 0-571-13282-0, 1984, £5.95, 128pp, hc) Original young-adult ghost collection. [Not seen]

The Glamour Christopher Priest (Jonathan Cape 0-224-02274-1, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], £8.50, 303pp, hc) Novel with elements of both sf and mainstream.

The Ghost Within Alison Prince (Methuen 0-416-46770-9, Oct ’84, £5.50, 128pp, hc) Original young-adult ghost collection. [Not seen]

J.G. Ballard: A Primary and Secondary Bibliography David Pringle (G.K. Hall 0-8161-8603-0, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $45.00, 156pp, hc) Non-fiction, reference book. It includes an interview and a long article about Ballard’s work, as well as bibliographical information. [J. G. Ballard]

Starwings George W. Proctor (Ace 0-441-78481-X, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $2.50, 214pp, pb) Sf novel.

Shadoweyes Kathryn Ptacek (Tor 0-812-51858-6, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $3.50, 314pp, pb) Horror novel of a terror haunting Albuquerque.

The Parallel Man Richard L. Purtill (DAW 0-87997-941-0, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.50, 158pp, pb) Sf novel of a prince cloned by a sorceror.

The Story of King Arthur and His Knights Howard Pyle (Scribner’s 0-684-14814-5, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $14.95, 313pp, hc) [King Arthur] Reprint (Scribner’s 1902). First of a four-volume retelling of the Arthurian saga, illustrated by Pyle (illustrations in black & white only).

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