The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Lake Ruby Jean Jensen (Tor 0-812-51975-2, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $3.95, 320pp, pb) Reissue (Tor 1983) horror novel; second printing. “There was something incredibly ancient in the lake. Something ravenous.”

Such a Good Baby Ruby Jean Jensen (Tor 0-812-51977-9, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $3.95, 319pp, pb) Reissue (Tor 1982) horror novel of a virgin birth and an evil child.

Dr. Adder K. W. Jeter (NAL Signet 0-451-15197-6, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $2.95, 257pp, pb) [Dr. Adder] Reprint (Bluejay 1984) “cyberpunk” sf novel with an afterword by Philip K. Dick.

Infernal Devices K. W. Jeter (Grafton 0-586-07345-0, Jul ’88, £2.95, 283pp, pb) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1987) Victorian fantasy novel. [First U.K. edition]

The Incal 1 Alexandro Jodorowsky & Jean “Moebius” Giraud (Titan 1-85286-106-1, Sep ’88, £5.95, 96pp, tp) Sf graphic novel.

The Incal 3 Alexandro Jodorowsky & Jean “Moebius” Giraud (Titan 1-85286-108-8, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], £5.95, 96pp, tp) Sf graphic novel.

Mindhopper James B. Johnson (DAW 0-88677-265-6, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $3.50, 269pp, pb) Sf novel, set 60 years in the future, of a boy with psi gifts vs. the Establishment.

Bats on the Bedstead Norma Tadlock Johnson (Avon Camelot 0-380-70540-0, Aug ’88, $2.50, 116pp, pb) Reprint (Houghton Mifflin 1987) children’s talking bat book.

Ashes #8: Danger in the Ashes William W. Johnstone (Zebra 0-8217-2311-1, Mar ’88, $3.50, 368pp, pb) [Ashes] Post-holocaust adventure novel.

Ashes #9: Valor in the Ashes William W. Johnstone (Zebra 0-8217-2484-3, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $3.95, 427pp, pb) [Ashes] Post-holocaust men’s adventure novel.

Sandman William W. Johnstone (Zebra 0-8217-2376-6, Jun ’88 [Jul ’88], $3.95, 432pp, pb) Horror novel. A boy learns he can kill with his special talent.

Dogsbody Diana Wynne Jones (Morrow Greenwillow 0-688-08191-6, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $11.95, 242pp, hc) Reprint (Macmillan UK 1975) young-adult fantasy novel — the consciousness of the star Sirius is incarnated on Earth in dog form.

Dogsbody Diana Wynne Jones (Magnet 0-416-11612-4, Dec ’88, £1.99, 202pp, pb) Reprint (Macmillan 1975) young-adult fantasy novel.

The Eight Days of Luke Diana Wynne Jones (Morrow Greenwillow 0-688-08006-5, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $11.95, 147pp, hc) Young-adult fantasy novel. First U.S. edition (Macmillan UK 1975).

Howl’s Moving Castle Diana Wynne Jones (Teens 0-416-07442-1, Apr ’88, £1.95, 212pp, pb) [Wizard’s Castle] Reprint (Morrow 1986) young-adult fantasy novel.

The Lives of Christopher Chant Diana Wynne Jones (Morrow Greenwillow 0-688-07806-0, Jun ’88, $11.95, 230pp, hc) [Chrestomanci] Delightful young-adult fantasy novel in the excellent “Chrestomanci” series. Alternate worlds (some very strange), smugglers, magicians, and a young goddess who just wants to go to British public school, all complicate the 9 lives of Christopher Chant, a boy with unusual powers. Recommended. (FCM)

The Lives of Christopher Chant Diana Wynne Jones (Methuen 0-416-10742-7, Aug ’88, £7.95, 240pp, hc) [Chrestomanci] Reprint (Greenwillow 1988) young-adult fantasy novel. Prequel to Charmed Life. [First U.K. edition, not seen]

Witch Week Diana Wynne Jones (Knopf Bullseye 0-394-80600-X, Oct ’88, $2.95, 243pp, tp) [Chrestomanci] Reprint (Macmillan UK 1982) young-adult fantasy novel in the “Chrestomanci” series.

The Hidden Ones Gwyneth Jones (Livewire 0-7043-4910-8, Sep ’88 [Oct ’88], £3.50, 151pp, tp) Young-adult occult novel.

Kairos Gwyneth Jones (Unwin Hyman 0-04-440163-9, Nov ’88, £12.95, 260pp, hc) Off-beat SF novel involving a reality-altering drug and a group of Angels.

Amityville: The Evil Escapes John G. Jones (Tudor 0-944276-05-9, Jun ’88 [Jul ’88], $4.50, 420pp, pb) [Amityville] A horror novel based on the famous haunted house. Although the cover states this is a true story, there is a disclaimer on the copyright page stating that everything in the book is from the author’s imagination.

The Supernatural John G. Jones (Tudor 0-944276-17-2, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $4.95, 375pp, pb) Horror novel.

Gaslight & Ghosts ed. Stephen Jones & Jo Fletcher (Robinson Pub./1988 World Fantasy Con 0-9513892-0-3, Oct ’88, £9.95, 258pp, hc) Original anthology of 21 stories and articles published for the 1988 World Fantasy Convention held in London.

Horror: 100 Best Books ed. Stephen Jones & Kim Newman (Xanadu 0-947761-37-3, Nov ’88, £11.99, 256pp, hc) Potted reviews of the 100 ‘best’ horror books, written by 100 horror writers.

Horror: 100 Best Books ed. Stephen Jones & Kim Newman (Xanadu 0-947761-68-3, Nov ’88, £100.00, 256pp, hc) Special edition of the above, limited to 300 copies, and signed by most of the contributors. [Not seen]

Horror: 100 Best Books ed. Stephen Jones & Kim Newman (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-417-9, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $15.95, 256pp, hc) Non-fiction: reviews/essays on their favorite works of horror and dark fantasy, written by leading authors, editors, and scholars. It makes fascinating reading — recommended. (FCM) First U.S. edition (Xanadu Publishing 1988).

The Best Horror from Fantasy Tales ed. Stephen Jones & David Sutton (Robinson 0-948164-73-5, Oct ’88, £11.95, 264pp, hc) Illustrated anthology of horror stories from Fantasy Tales.

Serenissima Erica Jong (Dell 0-440-20104-7, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $4.95, 381pp, pb) Reprint (Houghton Mifflin 1987) literary time travel fantasy novel.

Serenissima Erica Jong (Bantam UK 0-553-17492-4, Jun ’88, £2.95, 240pp, pb) Reprint (Houghton Mifflin 1987) literary fantasy novel.

The Best Horror Stories from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction ed. Anne Devereaux Jordan & Edward L. Ferman (St. Martin’s 0-312-01894-0, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $22.95, 403pp, hc) Anthology of horror stories.

The Best Horror Stories from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction ed. Anne Devereaux Jordan & Edward L. Ferman (St. Martin’s 0-312-01736-7, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $14.95, 403pp, tp) Trade paperback of the above.

Alfred Hitchcock’s Borrowers of the Night ed. Cathleen Jordan (Severn House 0-7278-1617-9, Jun ’88 [Dec ’88], £11.95, 348pp, hc) Reprint (Davis 1983) thriller/horror anthology. [First U.K. edition]

Alfred Hitchcock’s Death-Reach ed. Cathleen Jordan (Severn House 0-7278-1571-7, Jan ’88, £10.95, 348pp, hc) Reprint (Davis 1982) thriller/horror anthology. [First U.K. edition]

Alfred Hitchcock’s Grave Suspicions ed. Cathleen Jordan (Severn House 0-7278-1679-9, Dec ’88, £12.95, 352pp, hc) Reprint (Davis 1984) thriller/horror anthology. [First U.K. edition, not seen]

Conan the Unconquered Robert Jordan (Sphere 0-7221-5194-2, Feb ’88, £2.50, 180pp, pb) [Conan] Reissue (Tor 1983) fantasy novelization. Volume 23 in the “Conan” series.

The Phantom Tollbooth Norton Juster (Knopf Bullseye 0-394-82037-1, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $3.95, 256pp, pb) Reprint (Epstein & Carroll 1961) young-adult fantasy novel. Illustrations by Jules Feiffer.

Metrophage Richard Kadrey (Ace 0-441-52813-9, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $2.95, 240pp, pb) Sf novel, a first novel.

Metrophage Richard Kadrey (Gollancz 0-575-04291-5, Jul ’88, £11.95, 240pp, hc) Reprint (Ace 1988) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

Hellspark Janet Kagan (Tor 0-812-54275-4, Jul ’88, $3.95, 407pp, pb) Alien planet sf novel.

Hellspark Janet Kagan (SFBC #14188, Oct ’88, $4.98, 311pp, hc) Reprint (Tor 1988) sf mystery novel. First hardcover edition.

The Echo Vector James Kahn (St. Martin’s 0-312-01023-0, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $15.95, 227pp, hc) [Vector] Associational; medical thriller/mystery novel.

Time’s Dark Laughter James Kahn (Grafton 0-583-13508-0, Jun ’88, £3.50, 351pp, pb) [New World] Reissue (Del Rey 1982) sf novel. Volume 2 in the “New World” trilogy.

Timefall James Kahn (St. Martin’s 0-312-90878-4, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $3.95, 295pp, pb) [New World] Reprint (St. Martin’s 1987) sf time travel novel.

Timefall James Kahn (Grafton 0-583-13509-9, Jun ’88 [May ’88], £3.50, 300pp, pb) [New World] Reissue (St. Martin’s 1987) sf novel. Volume 3 in the “New World” trilogy.

World Enough and Time James Kahn (Grafton 0-583-13507-2, Jun ’88, £3.50, 352pp, pb) [New World] Reissue (Del Rey 1980) sf novel. Volume 1 in the “New World” trilogy.

Khyren Aline Boucher Kaplan (Baen 0-671-69781-1, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $3.50, 374pp, pb) Science fiction novel — suburban woman finds herself in another world where women’s status lies in their fertility. A first novel.

Strange Tomorrow Jean E. Karl (Dell Laurel-Leaf 0-440-20052-0, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $2.95, 135pp, pb) [Turning Place] Reprint (Dutton 1985) young-adult sf novel, a companion volume to The Turning Place.

False Face Welwyn Wilton Katz (Macmillan McElderry 0-689-50456-X, Sep ’88 [Nov ’88], $12.95, 196pp, hc) Young-adult dark fantasy novel of teenagers influenced by a supernatural mask. First U.S. edition (Douglas & McIntyre: Canada 1987).

Witchery Hill Welwyn Wilton Katz (Angus & Robertson 0-207-15840-1, Oct ’88 [Dec ’88], £2.95, 250pp, pb) Reprint (Atheneum 1984) young-adult occult novel. [First U.K. edition]

Rider Haggard and the Fiction of Empire Wendy R. Katz (Cambridge University Press 0-521-33425-X, Jan ’88, $34.50, 171pp, hc) Non-fiction, reference, subtitled “a critical study of British imperial fiction.” It argues that Haggard’s fiction affected the views of an entire British generation — and not for the better. [H. Rider Haggard]

The Darkest Road Guy Gavriel Kay (Unwin 0-04-823360-9, Jun ’88, £3.50, 420pp, pb) [Fionavar Tapestry] Reprint (Arbor House 1986) fantasy novel. Volume 3 in the “Fionavar Tapestry” trilogy.

Max Flips Out Marilyn Kaye (Puffin 0-14-032280-9, May ’88 [Jul ’88], £1.95, 148pp, pb) [Out of This World] Reprint (Pocket 1986) young-adult sf novel. Volume 4 in the “Out of This World” series. [First U.K. edition]

Weird Tales: The Magazine That Never Dies ed. Marvin Kaye (SFBC #11698, Oct ’88, $7.98, 582pp, hc) Anthology of stories from Weird Tales.

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