The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Emprise Michael P. Kube-McDowell (Legend 0-09-953360-X, Mar ’88, £3.50, 304pp, pb) [Trigon Disunity] Reprint (Berkley 1985) sf novel. A well-constructed tale of a group of scientists attempting to rebuild the abandoned space industry in time to meet an approaching alien probe. (PSP) Volume 1 in the “Trigon Disunity” series. [First U.K. edition]

Enigma Michael P. Kube-McDowell (Legend 0-09-953630-7, May ’88, £2.99, 355pp, pb) [Trigon Disunity] Reprint (Berkley 1986) sf novel. Volume 2 in the “Trigon Disunity” series. Humanity spreads through the galaxy looking for more colonies and for traces of the Forefathers, only to find more than they expected. An intriguing book that leaves one waiting impatiently for the concluding volume. Strongly recommended. (PSP) [First U.K. edition]

Isaac Asimov’s Robot City, Book 1: Odyssey Michael P. Kube-McDowell (Orbit 0-7088-8280-3, Dec ’88, £2.99, 211pp, pb) [Robot City] Reprint (Ace 1987) sf novelization in shared-world series. [First U.K. edition]

Perchance Michael Kurland (NAL Signet 0-451-15765-6, Jan ’89, $3.50, 220pp, pb) [Chronicles of Elsewhen] Science fiction novel, “Chronicles of Elsewhen” #1. Humorous alternate world/time travel sf novel.

Ten Little Wizards Michael Kurland (Ace 0-441-80057-2, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $2.95, 188pp, pb) [Lord Darcy] Fantasy novel in the alternate world of Randall Garrett’s Lord Darcy. This novel is from an outline by Garrett.

The Last President Michael Kurland & S. W. Barton (Critic’s Choice 1-55547-248-6, Jun ’88, $3.95, 357pp, pb) Reissue (Bernard Geis 1980) thriller/alternate world novel. second Critic’s Choice printing.

The Deryni Archives Katherine Kurtz (Legend 0-09-953370-7, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], £3.95, 325pp, pb) [Deryni] Reprint (Del Rey 1986) collection of 9 fantasy stories set in the world of the “Deryni”; 4 of them appear for the first time. There are also various pieces of background material. [First U.K. edition]

The Legacy of Lehr Katherine Kurtz (Avon 0-380-70454-4, Feb ’88, $3.50, 215pp, pb) Reprint (Walker 1986) young-adult sf novel, illustrated by Kaluta.

The Legacy of Lehr Katherine Kurtz (Hutchinson 0-09-173761-3, Nov ’88, £6.95, 205pp, hc) Reprint (Walker 1986) young-adult sf novel. In the “Millenium” series. [First U.K. edition]

Kuttner Times Three Henry Kuttner (Virgil Utter, Feb ’88, $4.00, 29pp, ph) Associational. Collection of 3 non-sf stories from various pulps, in pamphlet form. Edition of 200 copies.

The Haunted Mesa Louis L’Amour (Bantam 0-553-27022-2, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $4.50, 362pp, pb) Reprint (Bantam 1987) western with fantasy elements — a gate to other worlds.

The Haunted Mesa Louis L’Amour (Bantam UK 0-553-17563-7, Oct ’88, £3.50, 357pp, pb) Reprint (Bantam 1987) fantasy novel.

A Wind in the Door Madeleine L’Engle (Marshall-Pickering 0-7208-0733-6, Jun ’88, £2.95, 211pp, pb) [Meg Murry] Reprint (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1973) young-adult sf novel. Volume 2 in the “Meg Murry” series.

A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L’Engle (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 0-374-38614-5, Nov ’87 [Mar ’88], $50.00, 203pp, hc) [Meg Murry] Reissue (Farrar, Straus 1962) fantasy novel. This is a limited edition of 500 copies, signed by the author for the book’s 25th anniversary. Dated 1987; not seen until 1988.

Tegne: Warlord of Zendow Richard La Plante (Sphere 0-7474-0092-X, Dec ’88, £4.99, 354pp, tp) [Tegne] Fantasy novel.

Arrows of the Queen Mercedes R. Lackey (Legend 0-09-962540-7, Nov ’88, £2.99, 320pp, pb) [Valdemar: Heralds] Reprint (DAW 1987) enjoyable fantasy novel. Recommended. (PSP) Volume 1 in the “Arrows” trilogy. [First U.K. edition]

The Oathbound Mercedes R. Lackey (DAW 0-88677-285-0, Jul ’88, $3.50, 302pp, pb) [Vows and Honor] Fantasy novel, first of a series featuring a sorceress and a swordswoman.

The Oathbound Mercedes R. Lackey (DAW 0-88677-285-0, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.50, 302pp, pb) [Vows and Honor] Reissue (DAW 1988) fantasy novel, Book One of the “Vows and Honor” series. Third printing.

Oathbreakers Mercedes R. Lackey (DAW 0-88677-319-9, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.50, 318pp, pb) [Vows and Honor] Fantasy novel, second in a series about a pair of female mercenaries.

The Devil Is Dead R. A. Lafferty (Bart 1-55785-046-1, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $3.50, 224pp, pb) Reprint (Avon 1971) metaphysical fantasy novel.

The Early Lafferty R. A. Lafferty (United Mythologies Press 0-921322-00-3, Mar ’88, $3.50 + $0.50 postage, 38pp, ph) Collection of 6 stories from the ’50s and ’60s, 2 of them previously unpublished. Also available in a signed edition, $6.00 + $0.50 postage (prices in U.S. dollars).

East of Laughter R. A. Lafferty (Morrigan 1-870338-31-6, Jun ’88, £10.95, 176pp, hc) A ‘gothic fantasy’. Limited to 750 copies.

East of Laughter R. A. Lafferty (Morrigan 1-870338-36-7, Jun ’88, £35.00, 200pp, hc) Special slip-cased, cloth-bound edition of the above, including a separate story by Lafferty, ‘The Story of Little Briar-Rose’, and an article by Gene Wolfe. Limited to 250 numbered copies, signed by Lafferty and Wolfe.

Fourth Mansions R. A. Lafferty (Bart 1-55785-048-8, Sep ’88, $3.50, 252pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1969) sf novel.

It’s Down the Slippery Cellar Stairs R. A. Lafferty (Borgo Press 0-89370-543-8, Nov ’86 [Jul ’88], $15.95, 54pp, ph/hc) Reprint (Drumm Books 1984), hardcover pamphlet, non-fiction — essays and speeches on sf, nostalgia, and some background to Lafferty’s stories. Dated 1986, but not seen until 1988.

Teen Terminators Barbara Lagowski & Rick Mumma (Berkley 0-425-11431-7, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.50, 219pp, pb) Young-adult contemporary thriller with sf elements. Two teenaged assassins must balance the demands of their assignments with high school. Packaged by Armadillo Press.

Dad’s Nuke Marc Laidlaw (Grafton 0-586-07434-1, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], £2.95, 284pp, pb) Reprint (Fine 1986) sf novel.

Neon Lotus Marc Laidlaw (Bantam Spectra 0-553-27165-2, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $3.95, 294pp, pb) Tibetan high-tech fantasy novel with a reincarnated scientist, tantric truckers, ancient computers, etc.

Gaslit Nightmares ed. Hugh Lamb (Futura 0-7088-3658-5, Mar ’88, £4.50, 358pp, tp) Ghost/horror anthology.

Gaslit Nightmares ed. Hugh Lamb (Macdonald 0-356-15302-9, Apr ’88 [Jun ’88], £11.95, 358pp, hc) Reprint (Futura 1988) horror anthology.

To Sleep No More Dinah Lampitt (Coronet 0-340-42541-5, Apr ’88, £3.50, 451pp, pb) Reprint (Michael Joseph 1987) historical romance which spans several centuries through the device of reincarnation.

The Dragonhiker’s Guide to Battlefield Covenant at Dune’s Edge: Odyssey Two David Langford (Drunken Dragon Press 0-947578-01-3, Nov ’88, £9.95, 142pp, hc) Collection of sf and fantasy parodies. Rather over-priced for such a slim volume. Despite the September copyright date, this did not appear until November. Distributed in the U.S. by Dreamhaven Books & Art, 1300 Fourth St. East, Minneapolis MN 55414.

The Dragonhiker’s Guide to Battlefield Covenant at Dune’s Edge: Odyssey Two David Langford (Drunken Dragon Press 0-947578-51-X, Nov ’88, £24.95, 142pp, hc) De-luxe, signed, edition of the above, limited to 100 copies.

The Drive In (A B-Movie with Blood and Popcorn, Made in Texas) Joe R. Lansdale (Bantam Spectra 0-553-27481-3, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $3.50, 158pp, pb) Gross out comic sf/horror novel.

Limbo Jan Lara (Popular Library 0-445-20826-0, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $3.95, 250pp, pb) Supernatural horror novel about an unbaptized soul of a dead baby haunting its mother.

Black Death Karl Largent (Leisure 0-8439-2591-4, Mar ’88 [Jun ’88], $3.95, 368pp, pb) Horror novel. A plague wipes out Half Moon Bay.

Battlestar Galactica Glen A. Larson & Robert Thurston (Titan 1-85286-088-X, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], £2.95, 244pp, pb) [Battlestar Galactica] Reprint (Berkley 1978) sf novelization. Volume 1 in the “Battlestar Galactica” series.

The Cylon Death Machine Glen A. Larson & Robert Thurston (Titan 1-85286-089-8, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], £2.95, 250pp, pb) [Battlestar Galactica] Reprint (Berkley 1979) sf novelization. Volume 2 in the “Battlestar Galactica” series.

The Tombs of Kobol Glen A. Larson & Robert Thurston (Titan 1-85286-090-1, Oct ’88, £2.95, 215pp, pb) [Battlestar Galactica] Reprint (Berkley 1979) sf novelization. Volume 3 in the “Battlestar Galactica” series. [First U.K. edition]

Star Trek: Pawns and Symbols Majliss Larson (Pocket 0-671-66497-2, May ’88, $3.95, 277pp, pb) [Star Trek] Reissue (Pocket 1985) sf novelization. 26th in the popular series of original novelizations.

Wolff & Byrd: Counselors of the Macabre Batton Lash (Adrion Books 0-933773-12-9, Feb ’88, $7.00, unpaginated, tp) Graphic novel, humorous horror featuring a team of lawyers who only have supernatural clients. Collected from the National Law Journal.

The Little Leftover Witch Florence Laughlin (Macmillan Aladdin 0-689-71273-1, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $3.50, 91pp, tp) Reprint (? 1960) children’s fantasy novella about a witch stranded with a mortal family when her broomstick crash-lands. Illustrations by Sheila Greenwald.

The Breaking Earth Keith Laumer (Tor 0-812-54387-4, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $3.50, 287pp, pb) Reissue (Tor 1981) collection. Reprint of Catastrophe Planet (Berkley 1966), with some short stories, plus afterwords by G. Harry Stine and Frederik Pohl.

Knight of Delusions Keith Laumer (Tor 0-812-54362-9, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $3.95, 287pp, pb) Reissue (Tor 1982) sf collection, with the novel Night of Delusions (Berkley 1972) plus 2 stories; second printing.

Merlin Stephen R. Lawhead (Crossway Books 0-89107-436-8, Aug ’88, $10.95, 445pp, tp) [Pendragon Cycle] Arthurian fantasy novel, Book Two of the “Pendragon Cycle”.

Merlin Stephen R. Lawhead (Lion 0-7459-1310-5, Aug ’88, £3.50, 471pp, pb) [Pendragon Cycle] Fantasy novel, simultaneous with the American edition. Volume 2 in the “Pendragon” series.

Taliesin Stephen R. Lawhead (Lion 0-7459-1309-1, Jan ’88, £2.99, 512pp, pb) [Pendragon Cycle] Reprint (Crossway 1987) fantasy novel. Volume 1 in the “Pendragon” cycle. [First U.K. edition]

Calling B for Butterfly Louise Lawrence (Harper Starwanderer 0-694-05625-1, 1988, $3.25, 213pp, pb) Reprint (Harper & Row 1982) young-adult sf adventure novel set aboard a lifeboat after a liner is destroyed by an asteroid.

Calling B for Butterfly Louise Lawrence (The Bodley Head 0-370-31256-2, Sep ’88 [Oct ’88], £2.95, 159pp, pb) Reprint (Harper & Row 1982) young-adult sf novel. This edition is revised. [First U.K. edition]

Moonwind Louise Lawrence (Lions 0-00-672750-6, Sep ’88, £1.95, 154pp, pb) Reissue (Bodley Head 1986) young-adult ghost novel.

Star Lord Louise Lawrence (Harper Starwanderer 0-694-05620-0, Mar ’88, $2.75, 170pp, pb) Reprint (Harper & Row 1978) young-adult sf novel.

The Warriors of Taan Louise Lawrence (Harper & Row 0-06-023736-8, Mar ’88, $12.95, 249pp, hc) Young-adult sf novel. Earth invaders are destroying the delicate Taan civilization and have to be driven off, with the aid of ancient wisdom. First U.S. edition (Bodley Head 1986).

Warriors of Taan Louise Lawrence (Lions 0-00-672853-7, Aug ’88, £2.25, 224pp, pb) Reprint (Bodley Head 1986) young-adult fantasy novel.

Spectre Stephen Laws (Sphere 0-7221-5365-1, Feb ’88, £3.50, 255pp, pb) Reprint (Souvenir Press 1986) horror novel.

Flesh Richard Laymon (Tor 0-812-52110-2, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $3.95, 407pp, pb) Horror novel. A parasite changes a man’s personality and directs him in evil deeds. First U.S. edition (W.H. Allen 1987).

Flesh Richard Laymon (W.H. Allen Star 0-352-32098-2, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], £2.99, 333pp, pb) Reprint (W.H. Allen 1987) horror novel.

Resurrection Dreams Richard Laymon (W.H. Allen 0-491-03398-2, Sep ’88 [Oct ’88], £11.95, 352pp, hc) Horror novel.

I, Eve Edward Le Comte (Macmillan Atheneum 0-689-11981-X, Aug ’88, $14.95, 134pp, hc) Novel that retells the story of Adam and Eve.

The Illustrated J.S. Le Fanu Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (Crucible 1-85336-047-3, Aug ’88, £14.95, 318pp, hc) Ghost/horror collection, selected and introduced by Michael Cox.

Always Coming Home Ursula K. Le Guin (Grafton 0-586-07383-3, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], £5.95, 525pp, tp) Reprint (Harper & Row 1985) sf/fantasy novel.

Buffalo Gals and Other Animal Presences Ursula K. Le Guin (NAL Plume 0-452-26139-2, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $6.95, 196pp, tp) Reprint (Capra Press 1987) collection of stories and poems, including the Hugo-winning novelette.

Catwings Ursula K. Le Guin (Franklin Watts/Orchard 0-531-05759-3, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $10.95, 40pp, hc) [Catwings] Children’s fantasy story about a family of flying cats. With illustrations by S.D. Schindler.

The Left Hand of Darkness Ursula K. Le Guin (Orbit 0-7088-8081-9, Apr ’88, £2.99, 256pp, pb) Reissue (Ace 1969) sf novel.

Solomon Leviathan’s Nine Hundred and Thirty-First Trip Around the World Ursula K. Le Guin (Putnam Philomel 0-399-21491-7, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $13.95, 32pp, hc) Reprint (Cheap Street 1983) children’s fantasy story with new full-color illustrations by Alicia Austin.

A Visit from Dr. Katz Ursula K. Le Guin (Macmillan Atheneum 0-689-31332-2, Mar ’88 [Apr ’88], $12.95, unpaginated, hc) Children’s book, illustrated by Ann Barron. Non-sf, associational — for Le Guin completists.

Wild Oats and Fireweed Ursula K. Le Guin (Harper & Row Perennial Library 0-06-096227-5, Jan ’88 [May ’89], $7.95, 88pp, tp, cover by Wynn Bullock) Associational: collection of poems. A hardcover edition was announced; not seen.

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