The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Ghouls Edward Lee (Pinnacle 1-55817-119-3, Jul ’88, $3.95, 444pp, pb) Horror novel featuring the title monsters in contemporary Maryland.

The Unicorn Dilemma John Lee (Tor 0-812-54402-1, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $3.95, 374pp, pb) [Unicorn Saga] Fantasy novel, sequel to The Unicorn Quest.

Anackire Tanith Lee (DAW 0-88677-274-5, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $3.95, 416pp, pb) [Wars of Vis] Reissue (DAW 1983) fantasy novel, second in the “Storm Lord” series; third printing.

The Book of the Beast Tanith Lee (Unwin 0-04-440152-3, Jun ’88, £6.95, 196pp, tp) [Secret Books of Paradys] Striking fantasy/horror novel about a shapeshifting demon who passes from generation to generation in the manner of a recessive gene. Beautifully written as always. Volume 2 in the “Secret Book of Paradys” series.

The Book of the Damned Tanith Lee (Unwin 0-04-440151-5, Jun ’88, £6.95, 229pp, hc) [Secret Books of Paradys] Rather less successful original collection of three novellas looking at different aspects of damnation in the city of Paradys. Volume 1 in the “Secret Book of Paradys” series.

The Book of the Damned & The Book of the Beast Tanith Lee (Unwin Hyman No ISBN, Jul ’88, £45.00, 229+196pp, hc) [Secret Books of Paradys] Reprint (Unwin 1988) boxed set of two, cloth-bound, fantasy books, limited to 250 numbered copies, signed by Tanith Lee. This set is only available through dealers.

Companions on the Road Tanith Lee (Beaver 0-09-957120-X, Jun ’88, £1.99, 122pp, pb) Reprint (Macmillan 1975) young-adult fantasy novel.

East of Midnight Tanith Lee (Beaver 0-09-957130-7, Jun ’88, £1.99, 175pp, pb) Reprint (Macmillan 1977) young-adult fantasy novel.

Madame Two Swords Tanith Lee (Donald M. Grant 0-937986-79-8, Sep ’88 [Dec ’88], $35.00, 128pp, hc) Fantasy novella set during the French revolution, with numerous illustrations by Thomas Canty. Limited to 600 copies signed by author and illustrator. An excellent design job on a small press item.

Night’s Sorceries Tanith Lee (Legend 0-09-958470-0, Aug ’88, £2.99, 287pp, pb) [Flat Earth] Reprint (DAW 1987) original fantasy collection. Volume 5 in the “Flat Earth” series. [First U.K. edition]

The Storm Lord Tanith Lee (DAW 0-88677-273-7, Apr ’88, $3.95, 352pp, pb) [Wars of Vis] Reissue (DAW 1976) fantasy novel; seventh printing.

Volkhavaar Tanith Lee (Legend 0-09-955110-1, Aug ’88, £2.99, 202pp, pb) Reprint (DAW 1977) fantasy novel.

The White Serpent Tanith Lee (DAW 0-88677-267-2, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $3.95, 396pp, pb) [Wars of Vis] Fantasy novel, third in the “Storm Lord” series.

The Winter Players Tanith Lee (Beaver 0-09-957140-4, Oct ’88, £1.99, 104pp, pb) Reprint (St. Martin’s Press 1977) young-adult fantasy novel.

Supernatural Tales: Excursions into Fantasy Vernon Lee (Arena 0-09-957520-5, Nov ’88, £2.99, 222pp, tp) Reprint (Grove Press 1954, as The Snake Lady and Other Stories) ghost/horror collection.

Into the Pit Warner Lee (Pocket 0-671-66358-5, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.95, 278pp, pb) Horror novel. A man’s dead wife returns from the grave to reclaim him and his daughter.

At War with Tomorrow Robert Leeson (Freeway 0-552-52346-1, Apr ’88, £1.95, 138pp, pb) [Time Rope] Reprint (Longman 1986) young-adult sf novel. Volume 3 in the “Time Rope” series.

The Metro Gangs Attack Robert Leeson (Freeway 0-552-52347-X, Sep ’88 [Oct ’88], £1.95, 120pp, pb) [Time Rope] Reprint (Longman 1986) young-adult sf novel. Volume 4 in the “Time Rope” series.

Slambash Wangs of a Compo Gormer Robert Leeson (Lions 0-00-672793-X, Sep ’88 [Oct ’88], £2.25, 288pp, pb) Reprint (Collins 1987) young-adult sf novel.

Three Against the World Robert Leeson (Freeway 0-552-52345-3, Jan ’88, £1.95, 112pp, pb) [Time Rope] Reprint (Longman 1986) young-adult sf novel. Volume 2 in the “Time Rope” series.

In the Chinks of the World Machine Sarah Lefanu (The Women’s Press 0-7043-4092-5, Mar ’88, £5.95, 231pp, tp) Extremely well-written study of the role of women in sf and of women writing sf. The first half is a general survey of the field and the second half looks in detail at Le Guin, Tiptree, Charnas and Russ. One of the better critical works of recent years - strongly recommended. (PSP)

The Knight and Knave of Swords Fritz Leiber (Morrow 0-688-08530-X, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $17.95, 303pp, hc) [Fafhrd & Gray Mouser] Collection of four Fafhrd/Mouser stories, including an original short novel, “The Mouser Goes Below”.

Beyond Gravity Justin Leiber (Tor 0-812-54435-8, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $3.95, 276pp, pb) [Beyond] Sf novel, third in the “Beyond” series.

The Bones of God Stephen Leigh (Headline 0-7472-3088-9, Jan ’88 [Dec ’87], £2.95, 289pp, pb) Reprint (Avon 1986) sf novel about a man who may, or may not, be the Messiah. Unusual and enjoyable. (PSP) [First U.K. edition]

The Crystal Memory Stephen Leigh (SFBC #12088, May ’88, $4.98, 248pp, hc) Reprint (Avon 1987) sf novel.

Dr. Bones, Book 1: The Secret of the Lona Stephen Leigh (Ace 0-441-15672-X, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $2.95, 187pp, pb) [Dr. Bones] Sf mercenaries/adventure novelization packaged by Byron Preiss Visuals, with characters designed by Steranko and technical illustrations by Joel Hagan.

Slow Fall to Dawn Stephen Leigh (Headline 0-7472-3113-3, May ’88 [Apr ’88], £2.50, 165pp, pb) [Hoorka Trilogy] Reprint (Bantam 1981) sf novel about the Hoorka, an Assassin’s Guild, fighting for survival and wider recognition. Leigh, as always, spins a fascinating tale. Recommended. (PSP) Volume 1 in the “Hoorka” trilogy. [First U.K. edition]

Fiasco Stanislaw Lem (HBJ Harvest 0-15-630630-1, Mar ’88, $6.95, 322pp, tp) Reprint (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1987) sf novel, translated by Michael Kandel from Fiasko (Poland 1986).

Hospital of the Transfiguration Stanislaw Lem (HBJ Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 0-15-142186-2, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $17.95, 207pp, hc) Associational; non-sf/fantasy. Novel set in Nazi-occupied Poland. Translated by William Brand. Original title: Szpital Przemienienia (1982).

Touch Elmore Leonard (Viking 0-670-81654-X, Feb ’88 [May ’88], £10.95, 245pp, hc) Reprint (Arbor House 1987) novel about an ex-priest with miraculous healing powers [First U.K. edition]

Touch Elmore Leonard (Avon 0-380-70386-6, Sep ’88, $4.50, 231pp, pb) Reprint (Arbor House 1987) psychic thriller.

Touch Elmore Leonard (G.K. Hall 0-8161-4513-X, Nov ’88, $18.95, 309pp, hc) Reprint (Arbor House 1987) fantasy novel of a man with the power to heal. This is the large print edition.

Legacy of the Shroud Raymond Leonard (W.H. Allen Star 0-352-32198-9, Feb ’88, £2.50, 233pp, pb) Religious thriller with sf touches.

A Silverlock Companion: The Life and Works of John Myers Myers ed. Fred Lerner (Niekas Publications 0-910619-02-6, Jun ’88 [Jul ’88], $7.95, 52pp, tp) 8½" x 11". Non-fiction, a glossary of the allusions in Silverlock plus some appreciations and a Myers bibliography. [John Myers Myers]

The Phantom of the Opera Gaston Leroux (Mysterious Press 0-89296-279-8, Mar ’88 [May ’88], $25.00, 245pp, hc) Reprint (Lafitte 1910) horror novel. 75th anniversary of the first U.S. publication. Illustrated by Andre Castaigne. Introduction by Richard Dalby. First U.S. printing of a 1987 British edition (O’Mara).

The Phantom of the Opera Gaston Leroux (Armada 0-00-692993-1, Jul ’88, £1.95, 112pp, tp) Reprint (Bobbs-Merrill 1911) horror novel. Edited and abridged by Doris Dickens.

PKD: A Philip K. Dick Bibliography, Revised Edition Daniel J. H. Levack (Meckler 0-88736-096-3, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $45.00, 156pp, hc) Reprint (Underwood-Miller 1981) bibliography. This is not a revision of the earlier edition; there are some minor corrections, but it is not “revised through 1984”, even though the new introduction says it is. [Philip K. Dick]

Dune Master: A Frank Herbert Bibliography Daniel J. H. Levack & Mark Willard (Meckler 0-88736-099-8, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $45.00, 176pp, hc) Non-fiction: annotated bibliography of work by and about Herbert, through 1987. A fine piece of exhaustive scholarship. Recommended. (CNB) [Frank Herbert]

The Boys from Brazil Ira Levin (Pan 0-330-25015-9, Jan ’88 [Jun ’88], £2.95, 238pp, pb) Reissue (Michael Joseph 1976) sf/horror novel.

Rosemary’s Baby Ira Levin (Pan 0-330-02115-X, Jan ’88 [Jun ’88], £2.95, 205pp, pb) [Rosemary Reilly] Reissue (Random House 1967) horror novel.

The Stepford Wives Ira Levin (Pan 0-330-23842-6, Mar ’88 [Jul ’88], £2.99, 159pp, pb) Reissue (Random House 1972) sf/horror novel.

This Perfect Day Ira Levin (Pan 0-330-02657-7, Mar ’88, £2.50, 283pp, pb) Reissue (Random House 1970) sf novel. [Not seen]

Lovecraft: A Study in the Fantastic Maurice Levy (Wayne State University Press 0-8143-1956-4, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $12.50, 147pp, tp) Non-fiction, critical study. First English-language edition (France 1985), translated by S.T. Joshi. Also announced in hardcover — not seen. [H. P. Lovecraft]

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe C. S. Lewis (Lions 0-00-673431-6, Sep ’88 [Oct ’88], £2.95, 171pp, tp) [Narnia] Reissue (Geoffrey Bles 1950) young-adult fantasy novel. Television tie-in edition. Volume 1 in the “Narnia” series.

Prince Caspian C. S. Lewis (Collins 0-00-183178-X, Oct ’88, £6.95, 190pp, hc) [Narnia] Reissue (Geoffrey Bles 1951) young-adult fantasy novel. Volume 2 in the “Narnia” series.

The Screwtape Letters C. S. Lewis (NAL Mentor 0-451-62610-9, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $2.95, 134pp, pb) Reprint (Geoffrey Bles 1942) fantasy epistolary novel, with a new introduction by Richard Gilman.

The Voyage of ‘The Dawn Treader’ C. S. Lewis (Collins 0-00-183179-8, Oct ’88, £6.95, 189pp, hc) [Narnia] Reissue (Geoffrey Bles 1952) young-adult fantasy novel. Volume 3 in the “Narnia” series.

Kaliban’s Christmas Mark Lewis (Tor 0-812-58505-4, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $2.95, 55pp, tp) Reissue (Tor 1987) young-adult fantasy fable, a seasonal release. Second printing.

Those of My Blood Jacqueline Lichtenberg (St. Martin’s 0-312-02298-0, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $19.95, 402pp, hc) [Those of My Blood] Science fiction novel about aliens on the moon who are the source of the vampire legends.

Moon of Ice Brad Linaweaver (Morrow/Arbor House 0-87795-945-5, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $17.95, 248pp, hc) Sf novel, expanded from the novella of the same title. Libertarian alternate-world novel where the Third Reich won WWII. A first novel.

The Shadow on the Dial Anne Lindbergh (Avon Camelot 0-380-70545-1, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $2.75, 153pp, tp) Reprint (Harper & Row 1987) juvenile time travel adventure novel.

The Reindeer People Megan Lindholm (Ace 0-441-71233-9, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $3.50, 268pp, pb) [Reindeer People] Fantasy novel of the Bronze Age. Grim realism, with a minimum of magic. First of a new series.

Wolf’s Brother Megan Lindholm (Ace 0-441-71234-7, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $3.50, 236pp, pb) [Reindeer People] Bronze-Age fantasy novel in a realistic mode, sequel to The Reindeer People.

Sphinx David Lindsay (Xanadu 0-947761-43-8, May ’88 [Aug ’88], £9.95, 287pp, hc) Reprint (John Lang 1923) fantasy/occult novel. This edition contains a new introduction by Colin Wilson.

Sphinx David Lindsay (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-416-0, Aug ’88 [Jun ’88], $17.95, 287pp, hc) Part comedy of manners, part supernatural novel. First U.S. edition (John Long 1923). Introduction by Colin Wilson. This is simultaneous with the 1988 Xanadu (UK) edition.

The C.S. Lewis Hoax Kathryn Lindskoog (Multnomah 0-88070-258-3, Nov ’88, $11.95, 175pp, hc) Non-fiction, a re-examination of Lewis’ later work and the C.S. Lewis “industry” after his death. Concludes that Lewis did not write a number of the works published after his death and that various accounts by his biographers are not completely true. [C. S. Lewis]

The Troupe Gordon Linzner (Pocket 0-671-66354-2, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $3.50, 284pp, pb) Horror novel. Disguised as street mimes and vendors, they stalk their victims in New York City....

Bulldozer Rising Anna Livia (Onlywomen Press 0-906500-27-3, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], £3.95, 188pp, tp) Impenetrable sf novel about a bleak future where women are the underdog and are expected to commit suicide at the age of 40.

Witch Daughter Elizabeth Lloyd (Zebra 0-8217-2353-7, May ’88 [Oct ’88], $3.95, 380pp, pb) Historical horror novel about a witch child who isn’t necessarily evil.

The Claw Norah Lofts (Tor 0-812-52116-1, Jun ’88 [May ’88], $3.95, 288pp, pb) Reissue (Doubleday 1981) horror novel of possession; second Tor printing.

The Power of the Rellard Carolyn F. Logan (Macmillan McElderry 0-689-50445-4, Apr ’88, $13.95, 280pp, pb) Young-adult fantasy novel. Children vs. agents of ancient evil. Winner of the Angus & Robertson Australian prize Writers for the Young Fellowship. First U.S. edition (Angus & Robertson 1986).

The Power of the Rellard Carolyn F. Logan (Bluegum 0-207-15714-6, Sep ’88 [Oct ’88], £2.95, 231pp, tp) Reprint (Angus & Robertson 1986) young-adult occult novel.

Before Adam Jack London (Easton Press, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $32.50, 140pp, hc) Reprint (Macmillan 1907) prehistoric sf novel. Collector’s edition, with gilt-edge, leather-bond, gold-embossed cover. New introduction by Philip Jose Farmer. Illustrations by Frank Mayo.

Anti-Grav Unlimited Duncan Long (Avon 0-380-75357-X, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $2.95, 170pp, pb) Sf novel. A first-person account of a lone entrepreneur’s struggle against the corporate rulers of Earth after a limited nuclear war. A first novel.

Naked Came the Robot Barry B. Longyear (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20755-8, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $3.95, 215pp, pb) Humorous sf novel of alien robots conspiring against Earth.

Saint Mary Blue Barry B. Longyear (SteelDragon 0-916595-05-6, Jan ’88, $9.95, 332pp, tp) Associational, non-sf. Novel about alcohol addiction and treatment. Semi-autobiographical. A hardcover edition was announced but not seen.

Sea of Glass Barry B. Longyear (Legend 0-09-958970-2, Sep ’88, £3.50, 375pp, pb) Reprint (St. Martin’s Press 1987) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

Alfred Hitchcock’s A Choice of Evils ed. Elana Lore (Chivers Press 1-55504-349-6, Jan ’88, £9.50, 272pp, hc) Reprint (Davis 1983) thriller/horror anthology. Large Print edition.

Empress Unborn Jean Lorrah (NAL Signet 0-451-15372-3, Jun ’88 [May ’88], $3.50, 206pp, pb) [Savage Empire] Fantasy novel, part of the “Savage Empire” series.

Star Trek, the Next Generation: Survivors Jean Lorrah (Pocket 0-671-67438-2, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.95, 253pp, pb) [Star Trek, the Next Generation] Sf novelization from the tv show. Fourth in the series.

Star Trek: The IDIC Epidemic Jean Lorrah (Pocket 0-671-63574-3, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $3.95, 278pp, pb) [Star Trek] Sf novelization. 38th in the series.

Star Trek: The IDIC Epidemic Jean Lorrah (Titan 1-85286-042-1, Feb ’88, £2.95, 278pp, pb) [Star Trek] Sf novelization. Simultaneous with US (Pocket Books) edition.

Star Trek: The Vulcan Academy Murders Jean Lorrah (Titan 1-85286-066-9, Jul ’88, £2.95, 278pp, pb) [Star Trek] Reprint (Pocket 1984) sf novelization in the continuing series. [First U.K. edition]

Dress Up E. M. Love (Leisure 0-8439-2697-X, Nov ’88, $3.95, 366pp, pb) Horror novel of an evil house and a mahogany dresser containing “something unspeakable.”

The Best of H.P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre H. P. Lovecraft (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-35080-4, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $7.95, 375pp, tp) Reissue (Del Rey 1982) collection of 16 tales of horror, sf, and dark fantasy. Ninth printing.

The Lurker at the Threshold H. P. Lovecraft & August Derleth (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-408-X, May ’88 [Mar ’88], $3.50, 186pp, pb) Reprint (Arkham 1945) sf/horror novel. Although Derleth’s name doesn’t appear on the cover or title page, he actually wrote the whole novel, based on a few hundred words by Lovecraft.

The Gargoyle Gary Lovisi (Gryphon Publications 0-936071-12-5, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $5.00, 55pp, ph) Collection of three horror short stories.

The Saga of Filster Stein Gary Lovisi (Gryphon Publications 0-936071-07-9, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $4.00, 45pp, ph) Sf satire novelette composed of new and reprint material.

Gondar Nicholas Luard (Simon & Schuster 0-671-66961-3, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $19.95, 638pp, hc) Historical novel with fantasy elements.

The Burrowers Beneath Brian Lumley (Grafton 0-586-07427-9, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], £2.50, 207pp, pb) [Titus Crow] Reprint (DAW 1974) Cthulhu Mythos horror novel. [First U.K. edition]

Necroscope Brian Lumley (Grafton 0-586-06665-9, Jun ’88, £3.50, 511pp, pb) [Necroscope] Reissue (Grafton 1986) horror novel.

Necroscope Brian Lumley (Tor 0-812-52166-8, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $3.95, 505pp, pb) [Necroscope] Horror novel. First American edition (Grafton 1986).

Wamphyri! Brian Lumley (Grafton 0-586-20000-2, Jun ’88, £3.50, 495pp, pb) [Necroscope] Horror novel. Sequel to Necroscope.

Shadow in Hawthorn Bay Janet Lunn (Viking Puffin 0-14-032436-4, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $3.95, 216pp, pb) Young-adult historical novel set in 1815. A young Scottish woman with “second sight” follows her lover to Canada after she hears his psychic cry. Winner of Canada’s 1986 Children’s Literature Prize and Young Adult Book Award.

Circumpolar! Richard A. Lupoff (Grafton 0-586-06066-9, Oct ’88, £3.50, 352pp, pb) [Twin Planets] Reissue (Timescape 1984) sf novel.

The Comic Book Killer Richard A. Lupoff (Offspring Press, Nov ’88, $17.00, 270pp, hc) Associational. Mystery novel involving the theft of collectors’ comic books. Afterword by Algis Budrys. The last 20-odd pages are an unpaginated comic in b&w. Also available in a blue board edition at $25 which includes a full color comic. Also available in a special (red) boxed signed edition with full color comic.

Countersolar! Richard A. Lupoff (Grafton 0-586-07096-6, Oct ’88, £3.50, 319pp, pb) [Twin Planets] Reprint (Arbor House 1987) sf novel. Sequel to Circumpolar!. [First U.K. edition]

The Forever City Richard A. Lupoff (Walker Millennium 0-8027-6742-7, Apr ’88, $15.95, 230pp, hc) Young-adult sf novel with interdimensional travel. Illustrated by Bob Eggleton.

Galaxy’s End Richard A. Lupoff (Ace 0-441-27284-3, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $3.50, 236pp, pb) [Sun’s End] Far future time travel sf novel, sequel to Sun’s End.

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