The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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At the Palaces of Knossos Nikos Kazantzakis (Ohio University Press 0-8214-0879-8, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $19.95, 219pp, hc) Historical/mythic fantasy novel. First English language edition, translated by Thedora & Themi Vasils. This is an “abridged translation of the original”, which was written for an Athenian youth periodical and published in book form in 1981.

At the Palaces of Knossos Nikos Kazantzakis (Ohio University Press 0-8214-0880-1, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $9.95, 219pp, tp) Trade paperback edition of the above.

Battletech: The Price of Glory William H. Keith, Jr. (FASA 1-55560-038-7, Dec ’87 [Jan ’88], $4.95, 320pp, pb) [Battletech] Sf novelization based on a military game, fifth in the series.

Renegades Honor William H. Keith, Jr. (FASA 1-55560-057-3, Nov ’88, $4.95, 437pp, pb) Sf novelization of a game. Humanity has constructed a new Roman Empire to govern the galaxy. After thousands of years, it becomes repressive and rebellion breaks out.

Madonna Ed Kelleher & Harriette Vidal (W.H. Allen Star 0-352-32239-X, Aug ’88, £2.99, 255pp, pb) Reprint (Leisure Books 1985) horror novel. [First U.K. edition]

Prime Evil Ed Kelleher & Harriette Vidal (Leisure 0-8439-2669-4, Sep ’88, $3.95, 293pp, pb) Horror novel about a man who periodically sacrifices a relative in order to remain youthful.

The School Ed Kelleher & Harriette Vidal (Leisure 0-8439-2567-1, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $3.95, 365pp, pb) Horror novel.

Master of the Grove Victor Kelleher (Puffin 0-14-031386-9, Feb ’88 [Mar ’88], $3.95, 183pp, pb) Reissue (Kestrel 1982) young-adult fantasy novel. Worldwide edition, printed in Australia.

Reign of Fire M. Bradley Kellogg & William B. Rossow (Gollancz 0-575-04157-9, Mar ’88 [Jun ’88], £11.95, 382pp, hc) [Lear’s Daughters] Reprint (Signet 1986) sf novel. Volume 2 in the “Lear’s Daughters” series. [First U.K. edition]

Reign of Fire M. Bradley Kellogg & William B. Rossow (Gollancz 0-575-04342-3, Nov ’88, £3.99, 382pp, pb) [Lear’s Daughters] Reprint (NAL 1986) sf novel. Volume 2 in the “Lear’s Daughters” duology.

The Wave and the Flame M. Bradley Kellogg & William B. Rossow (Gollancz 0-575-04277-X, Jun ’88, £3.50, 358pp, pb) [Lear’s Daughters] Reprint (Signet 1986) sf novel. Volume 1 in the “Lear’s Daughters” series.

Midnight’s Lair Richard Kelly (W.H. Allen 0-491-03228-5, Jun ’88 [Jul ’88], £12.95, 253pp, hc) Horror novel.

Tread Softly Richard Kelly (W.H. Allen Star 0-352-32097-4, May ’88, £2.99, 285pp, pb) Reprint (Tor 1987 as by Richard Laymon) horror novel.

The Copper Crown Patricia Kennealy (NAL Signet 0-451-14394-9, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $3.50, 430pp, pb) [Keltiad] Reprint (Bluejay 1985) sf novel, Volume One of “The Keltiad”. Fourth printing.

The Silver Branch Patricia Kennealy (NAL 0-453-00627-2, Dec ’88, $18.95, 445pp, hc) [Keltiad] Sf novel in the “Keltiad” series, prequel to The Copper Crown.

The Journal of Nicholas the American Leigh Kennedy (St. Martin’s 0-312-90974-8, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $3.50, 204pp, pb) Reprint (Cape 1986) borderline-sf literary novel.

Amy’s Eyes Richard Kennedy (Harper Trophy 0-06-440220-7, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $6.95, 437pp, tp) Reprint (Harper & Row 1985) young-adult fantasy novel. Amy becomes a doll, her doll becomes a man, and almost anything happens.

The Masakado Lesson William P. Kennedy (Gold Eagle 0-373-62105-1, Oct ’88, £2.95, 447pp, pb) Reprint (St. Martin’s Press 1986) near-future spy thriller about a Japanese super-computer. [First U.K. edition]

Daggerspell Katharine Kerr (Grafton 0-586-07315-9, Jul ’88, £3.95, 528pp, pb) [Deverry] Reprint (Doubleday 1986) fantasy novel. Volume 1 in the “Deverry” trilogy.

Daggerspell Katharine Kerr (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34430-8, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.95, 395pp, pb) [Deverry] Reissue (Doubleday 1986) fantasy novel, first of a series. Second printing.

Darkspell Katharine Kerr (Grafton 0-246-13256-6, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], £6.95, 369pp, tp) [Deverry] Reprint (Doubleday 1987) fantasy novel. Volume 2 in the “Deverry” trilogy. Also available in hc (-13255-8) for £10.95. [First U.K. edition]

Darkspell Katharine Kerr (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34431-6, Jan ’89, $3.95, 359pp, pb) [Deverry] Reprint (Doubleday 1987) fantasy novel, sequel to Daggerspell.

Brothers and Friends: The Diaries of Major Warren Hamilton Lewis Clyde S. Kilby & Marjorie Lamp Mead (Ballantine 0-345-34665-3, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $4.95, 345pp, pb) Reprint (Harper & Row 1982). Non-fiction, the diaries of C.S. Lewis’ brother. References to Tolkien and others.

The Empire of Time Crawford Kilian (Legend 0-09-958880-3, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], £2.50, 182pp, pb) [Chronoplane Wars] Reprint (Del Rey 1978) sf novel. Volume 1 in the “Chronoplane Wars” series. [First U.K. edition]

The Fall of the Republic Crawford Kilian (Legend 0-09-958890-0, Jun ’88, £2.99, 293pp, pb) [Chronoplane Wars] Reprint (Del Rey 1987) sf novel. Volume 2 in the “Chronoplane Wars” series. [First U.K. edition]

The Fall of the Republic Crawford Kilian (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34273-9, Sep ’88, $3.50, 304pp, pb) [Chronoplane Wars] Reissue (Del Rey 1987) sf novel, second in the “Chronoplane” series. Third printing.

Rogue Emperor: A Novel of the Chronoplane Wars Crawford Kilian (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-35078-2, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $3.95, 296pp, pb) [Chronoplane Wars] Sf novel, third in a time travel series.

Bloodlinks Lee Killough (Tor 0-812-52064-5, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $3.95, 345pp, pb) [Garreth Mikaelian] Vampire police procedural novel, sequel to Blood Hunt.

Abandonati Garry Kilworth (Unwin Hyman 0-04-440255-4, Nov ’88, £12.95, 162pp, hc) Marvellous fantasy/sf novel about a world in which anyone with any money has gone away, and only the ‘derelicts’ (or ‘abandonati’) are left to explore their world. Strongly recommended. (PSP)

Cloudrock Garry Kilworth (Unwin Hyman 0-04-440166-3, Mar ’88, £11.95, 160pp, hc) Sf novel.

The Songbirds of Pain Garry Kilworth (Unwin 0-04-440217-1, Apr ’88, £2.95, 187pp, pb) Reprint (Gollancz 1984) sf collection. Although Kilworth is best known as a novel-writer he is also remarkably good at writing short stories, as this collection demonstrates. Strongly recommended. (PSP)

Spiral Winds Garry Kilworth (Grafton 0-586-20288-9, Dec ’88, £2.99, 238pp, pb) Reprint (Bodley Head 1987); associational: mainstream novel by author better known for his sf.

The Voyage of the Vigilance Garry Kilworth (Armada 0-00-693320-3, Dec ’88, £1.95, 142pp, pb) [Woodworld] Young-adult sf novel. Sequel to The Wizard of Woodworld.

Fires of Nuala Katharine Eliska Kimbriel (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20759-0, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $3.95, 324pp, pb) [Nuala] Sf novel set on the same world as Fire Sanctuary. It takes place 3,000 years earlier, and is the rare event of a second novel being better than the first. Recommended. (TM)

The Cannibal Stuart Kinder (Grafton 0-586-07071-0, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], £2.50, 171pp, pb) Horror novel about cannibalism.

Death-Blinder Bernard King (NEL 0-450-48490-4, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], £2.99, 226pp, pb) [Starkadder] Fantasy novel. Volume 3 in the “Starkadder” trilogy.

The Destroying Angel Bernard King (St. Martin’s 0-312-01419-8, Feb ’88 [Apr ’88], $16.95, 272pp, hc) [Chronicles of the Keeper] Dark fantasy novel billed as horror; first in a trilogy. First U.S. edition (Sphere 1987).

Skyfire Bernard King (Sphere 0-7221-4870-4, May ’88 [Apr ’88], £3.50, 243pp, tp) [Chronicles of the Keeper] Fantasy novel. Volume 3 in the “Chronicles of the Keeper” series.

Vargr-Moon Bernard King (St. Martin’s 0-312-01844-4, Jun ’88 [May ’88], $16.95, 244pp, hc) [Starkadder] Nordic heroic fantasy novel, sequel to Starkadder. First U.S. edition (NEL 1986).

Southpaw Frank King (Lynx 1-55802-000-4, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $3.95, 240pp, pb) Baseball horror novel.

The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger Stephen King (NAL Plume 0-452-26134-1, Sep ’88, $10.95, 224pp, tp) [Roland (Gunslinger)] Reprint (Grant 1982) dark fantasy quasi-novel, first in a quest series.

The Eyes of the Dragon Stephen King (Futura 0-7088-3574-0, Jan ’88, £3.50, 427pp, pb) Reprint (Viking 1987, revised from an earlier edition from Philtrum in 1985) young-adult fantasy novel. An amusing tale, despite its young-adult overtones. Illustrated by David Palladini.

The Eyes of the Dragon Stephen King (Chivers Press 0-86220-237-X, May ’88, £9.95, 456pp, hc) Reprint (Viking 1987, revised from an earlier edition from Philtrum in 1985) young-adult fantasy novel. Large Print edition.

The Gunslinger Stephen King (Sphere 0-7474-0099-7, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], £6.99, 224pp, tp) [Roland (Gunslinger)] Reprint (Donald Grant 1982) off-beat fantasy western set vaguely in the future. The Whelan illustrations are marvellous (PSP). Volume 1 in the “Dark Tower” series. [First U.K. edition]

Misery Stephen King (NEL Open Market 0-450-41739-5, 1988, £3.50, 370pp, pb) Reprint (Viking 1987) associational, psychological thriller. This is a special ‘Open Market’ edition and is not generally available in the UK.

Misery Stephen King (NAL Signet 0-451-15355-3, Jun ’88 [May ’88], $4.95, 338pp, pb) Reprint (Viking 1987) associational novel; psychological thriller. This edition has an extra inside cover of “Misery’s Return”, featuring King as the brawny hero.

Misery Stephen King (NEL 0-450-41739-5, Nov ’88, £3.50, 370pp, pb) Reprint (Viking 1987) psychological thriller.

The Running Man Stephen King (NEL 0-450-05642-2, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], £2.99, 219pp, pb) Reissue (Signet 1982, as by Richard Bachman) enjoyable sf thriller, now filmed with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Bylined “Stephen King writing as Richard Bachman”.

The Tommyknockers Stephen King (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-39069-7, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], £12.95, 563pp, hc) Reprint (Putnam 1987) sf/horror novel. [First U.K. edition]

The Tommyknockers Stephen King (NEL 0-450-48835-7, Oct ’88, £3.25, 693pp, pb) Reprint (Putnam 1987) sf novel. This is a special ‘Open Market’ edition and is not generally available in the UK.

The Tommyknockers Stephen King (NAL Signet 0-451-15660-9, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $5.95, 747pp, pb) Reprint (Putnam 1987) sf/horror novel.

Retread Shop T. Jackson King (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20674-8, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $3.50, 276pp, pb) Sf novel. A lone human makes his way among the alien merchants of a gigantic space station. A first novel.

The Moon Goddess and the Son Donald Kingsbury (Grafton 0-586-20042-8, Aug ’88, £3.95, 544pp, pb) Reprint (Baen 1986) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

The Further Adventures of Slugger McBatt W. P. Kinsella (Houghton Mifflin 0-395-47593-7, May ’88, $7.95, 179pp, tp) Collection of fantasy baseball stories. Also announced in hardcover; not seen.

The Phantom ’Rickshaw and Other Eerie Tales Rudyard Kipling (R.S. Surtees Society 0-948560-09-6, Dec ’88, £3.75, 104pp, tp) Reprint (A.H. Wheeler 1888) classic collection of supernatural stories. This is a marvellous ‘near facsimile’ to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first edition, with a new introduction by Philip Mason. Recommended. (PSP)

Puck of Pook’s Hill Rudyard Kipling (NAL Signet 0-451-52168-4, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $3.50, 271pp, pb) [Puck of Pook’s Hill] Reprint (Doubleday 1906) young-adult fantasy novel with a new afterword by J.I.M. Stewart.

Rewards and Fairies Rudyard Kipling (Puffin 0-14-035081-0, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $2.25, 271pp, pb) [Puck of Pook’s Hill] Reprint (Doubleday 1910) fantasy novel, sequel to Puck of Pook’s Hill. This is a worldwide edition, available in five countries.

The Art of the DragonLance Saga ed. Mary Kirchoff (Penguin 0-14-011141-7, Oct ’88, £9.99, 126pp, tp) [DragonLance] Reprint (TSR 1988) collection of art about the “DragonLance” world. [First U.K. edition]

Strands James Kisner (Leisure 0-8439-2614-7, May ’88, $3.95, 364pp, pb) Horror novel — hanged man returns for revenge.

Ancestors Robert Y. Kline (Pageant 0-517-00676-6, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $3.95, 376pp, pb) Quasi-horror/occult novel about ancestral memories.

DragonLance Heroes: The Legend of Huma Richard Knaak (TSR 0-88038-548-0, Apr ’88, $3.95, 379pp, pb) [DragonLance: Heroes] Fantasy novel, Book 1 in a new “DragonLance” series by a new author for the series.

The Observers Damon Knight (Tor 0-312-93074-7, Jun ’88 [May ’88], $16.95, 281pp, hc) [CV] Sf novel, sequel to CV.

Slimer Harry Adam Knight (Bart 1-55785-076-3, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.50, 156pp, pb) Horror novel. A genetically engineered monster stalks a deserted oil rig. First U.S. edition (U.K. 1983).

Worm Harry Adam Knight (Bart 1-55785-060-7, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $3.50, 189pp, pb) Horror novel of giant worms. First U.S. edition (Grafton 1987 as by Simon Ian Childer). Both HAK and SIC are pseudonyms for John Brosnan and Leroy Kettle.

Master of Middle-Earth: The Fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien Paul H. Kocher (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-30636-8, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $2.95, 233pp, pb) Reissue (Houghton Mifflin 1972). Non-fiction, critical study. Sixth printing. [J. R. R. Tolkien]

Buck Alice and the Actor Robot Walter Koenig (Critic’s Choice 1-55547-240-0, May ’88, $3.50, 245pp, pb) Philosophical, Vonnegutian sf novel by the Star Trek actor.

House of Thunder Dean R. Koontz (Dark Harvest 0-913165-34-4, Sep ’88 [Nov ’88], $18.95, 255pp, hc) Reprint (Pocket 1982) horror novel, originally published as by “Leigh Nichols.” A limited edition of 550 copies (0-913165-33-6, $45) is also available.

Lightning Dean R. Koontz (Putnam 0-399-13319-4, Jan ’88, $18.95, 351pp, hc) Science fiction/suspense novel. It isn’t a horror novel (although there is a fair amount of terror), despite the packaging.

Lightning Dean R. Koontz (Headline 0-7472-0069-6, May ’88, £11.95, 329pp, hc) Reprint (Putnam 1988) sf/suspense novel. [First U.K. edition]

The Mask Dean R. Koontz (Berkley 0-425-09777-3, Dec ’88, $4.50, 305pp, pb) Reprint (Jove 1981 as by Owen West) horror novel about an evil teenager threatening an unsuspecting family.

Oddkins Dean R. Koontz (Warner 0-446-51490-X, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $17.95, 183pp, hc) Modern children’s fable lavishly illustrated in full color by Phil Parks. This is not a horror book; it’s closer to a Grimm fairy tale. The book was “created” by Christopher Zavisa and packaged by Land of Enchantment.

Oddkins Dean R. Koontz (Headline 0-7472-0112-9, Nov ’88, £12.95, 183pp, hc) Reprint (Warner 1988) delightful young-adult fantasy novel about a battle between a group of good toys and a group of bad toys. Heavily illustrated throughout by Phil Parks. Recommended. (PSP) [First U.K. edition]

The Servants of Twilight Dean R. Koontz (Dark Harvest 0-913165-24-7, Jul ’88, $18.95, 327pp, hc) Reprint (Pocket 1984 as by Leigh Nichols) horror novel. A woman’s son may be the Antichrist.

The Servants of Twilight Dean R. Koontz (Dark Harvest 0-913165-14-X, Sep ’88, $45.00, 327pp, hc) Limited edition of the above.

Twilight Eyes Dean R. Koontz (W.H. Allen Star 0-352-32019-2, Mar ’88, £3.50, 478pp, pb) Reprint (Land of Enchantment 1987) sf/horror novel.

The Vision Dean R. Koontz (W.H. Allen 0-491-03308-7, Nov ’88, £12.95, 272pp, hc) Reprint (Putnam 1977) horror novel. [Not seen]

The Voice of the Night Dean R. Koontz (W.H. Allen Star 0-352-31608-X, Mar ’88, £2.99, 277pp, pb) Reissue (Doubleday 1980) horror novel.

Watchers Dean R. Koontz (Berkley 0-425-10746-9, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $4.95, 483pp, pb) Reprint (Putnam 1987) sf/horror/thriller novel.

Watchers Dean R. Koontz (Headline 0-7472-3061-7, May ’88, £3.50, 507pp, pb) Reprint (Putnam 1987) horror novel.

Watchers Dean R. Koontz (Berkley 0-425-10746-9, Nov ’88, $4.95, 483pp, pb) Reprint (Putnam 1987) bio-engineering horror novel. Sixth printing.

Whispers Dean R. Koontz (Berkley 0-425-09760-9, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $4.95, 502pp, pb) Reissue (Putnam 1980) thriller/horror novel.

Between the Stars Eric Kotani & John Maddox Roberts (Baen 0-671-65392-X, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $2.95, 225pp, pb) [Act of God] Sf novel, sequel to The Island Worlds and Act of God.

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial in His Adventure on Earth William Kotzwinkle (Berkley 0-425-08168-0, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $3.95, 246pp, pb) Reissue (Berkley 1982) sf novelization. 27th printing.

The Exile William Kotzwinkle (Pan 0-330-30191-8, Nov ’88, £3.99, 277pp, pb) Reprint (Bodley Head 1987) literary fantasy novel.

The Nightmare Man Tessa Krailing (Hippo 0-590-76028-9, Dec ’88, £1.95, 102pp, pb) Young-adult horror novel. Volume 4 in the “Hauntings” series.

Crystal Flame Jayne Ann Krentz (Worldwide 0-373-50789-5, Oct ’88 [Dec ’88], £2.95, 375pp, pb) Reprint (Popular Library 1986) fantasy romance.

An Alien Light Nancy Kress (SFBC #11796, Mar ’88, $5.98, 370pp, hc) Reprint (Arbor House 1987) sf novel.

An Alien Light Nancy Kress (Legend 0-7126-2389-2, Nov ’88, £6.95, 370pp, tp) Reprint (Arbor House 1987) sf novel. Also available in hc (-2384-1) for £12.95. [First U.K. edition]

Trinity Nancy Kress (Ace 0-441-82415-3, Oct ’88, $3.50, 279pp, pb) Reprint (Bluejay 1985) collection of 11 stories, with an introduction by Gene Wolfe.

Romantic Fantasy and Science Fiction Karl Kroeber (Yale University Press 0-300-04241-8, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $20.00, 188pp, hc) Non-fiction, critical study.

Skyborn Marcia H. Kruchten (Armada 0-00-693319-X, Dec ’88, £2.25, 191pp, pb) [Omni Odysseys] Young-adult sf novel. Volume 3 in the “Omni Odysseys” series.

Alternities Michael P. Kube-McDowell (Ace 0-441-01774-6, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $3.95, 383pp, pb) Sf novel of multiple parallel universes.

Empery Michael P. Kube-McDowell (Legend 0-09-953860-1, Sep ’88, £3.50, 325pp, pb) [Trigon Disunity] Reprint (Berkley 1987) sf novel. Volume 3 in the “Trigon Disunity” series. [First U.K. edition]

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