The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Time Out of Mind John R. Maxim (Legend 0-09-949140-0, Jan ’88, £4.50, 502pp, tp) Reprint (Houghton Mifflin 1986) time-travel fantasy novel. [First U.K. edition]

Dancer’s Illusion Ann Maxwell (Orbit 0-7088-8270-6, Sep ’88, £2.99, 190pp, pb) [Dancer] Reprint (Signet 1983) sf novel. Volume 3 in the “Dancer” series. [First U.K. edition]

Dancer’s Luck Ann Maxwell (Orbit 0-7088-3605-4, May ’88, £2.50, 171pp, pb) [Dancer] Reprint (Signet 1983) sf novel. Volume 2 in the “Dancer” series. [First U.K. edition]

The Adversary Julian May (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-35244-0, Dec ’88, $4.95, 472pp, pb) [Pliocene Exile] Reissue (Pan 1984) sf novel, fourth in the “Pliocene” saga. Fifth printing.

The Golden Torc Julian May (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32419-6, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $4.95, 381pp, pb) [Pliocene Exile] Reissue (Houghton Mifflin 1982) sf novel, “Pliocene Exile” Vol. Two. Eighth printing.

Intervention Julian May (Pan 0-330-30309-0, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], £3.99, 673pp, pb) [Galactic Milieu] Reprint (Houghton Mifflin 1987) sf novel. This novel sets the scene for the forthcoming Galactic Milieu trilogy.

The Many-Colored Land Julian May (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32444-7, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $4.95, 429pp, pb) [Pliocene Exile] Reissue (Houghton Mifflin 1981) sf novel, “Pliocene Exile” Vol. One. Eighth printing.

The Nonborn King Julian May (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34749-8, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $4.95, 429pp, pb) [Pliocene Exile] Reissue (Houghton Mifflin 1983) sf novel, Vol. Three in the “Pliocene Exile” series. Eighth printing.

The Surveillance Julian May (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-35523-7, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $4.95, 347pp, pb) [Pliocene Exile] Reprint (Houghton Mifflin 1987 as Intervention) sf novel. This paperback has only the first half of the hardcover. This is a prequel to the “Pliocene Exile” series.

A Place of Silver Silence Ardath Mayhar (Walker 0-8027-6825-3, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $15.95, 185pp, hc) Young-adult sf novel about first contact with an extraterrestrial race. Illustrations by Pat Ortega.

The Quiet Place Richard Maynard (Souvenir Press 0-285-62798-8, Jan ’88, £10.95, 240pp, hc) Literary sf novel.

The Return Richard Maynard (Donald I. Fine 1-55611-083-9, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $17.95, 240pp, hc) Sf novel. Seven astronauts return to a primitive Earth which has rejected technology centuries before. First U.S. edition (Souvenir Press 1988 as The Quiet Place).

All the King’s Men William Mayne (Delacorte 0-385-29626-6, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $14.95, 182pp, hc) Young-adult collection of fantasy stories. First American edition (Cape 1982).

The Krugg Syndrome Angus McAllister (Grafton 0-586-07331-0, Jan ’88, £2.50, 218pp, pb) Novel about a boy who thinks he’s an alien.

The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks Nancy McArthur (Avon Camelot 0-380-75493-2, Jul ’88 [May ’88], $2.50, 119pp, pb) [Plant That Ate Dirty Socks] Children’s sf novel about two brothers and their pet sentient plants.

Four Hundred Billion Stars Paul J. McAuley (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-35175-4, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $3.50, 282pp, pb) [Four Hundred Billion Stars] Sf novel of a mysterious planet abandoned by aliens, a first novel.

Four Hundred Billion Stars Paul J. McAuley (Gollancz 0-575-04260-5, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], £11.95, 253pp, hc) [Four Hundred Billion Stars] Reprint (Del Rey 1988) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

The Carradyne Touch Anne McCaffrey (Macdonald 0-356-14753-3, May ’88, £11.95, 416pp, hc) Reprint (Ballantine 1987, as The Lady) mainstream novel about Ireland. [First U.K. edition]

The Coelura Anne McCaffrey (SFBC #13542, Jun ’88, $4.98, 166pp, hc) Reprint (Underwood-Miller 1983) sf/romance short novel.

The Dragonriders of Pern Anne McCaffrey (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34024-8, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $14.95, 820pp, tp) [Pern] Reissue (SFBC 1978) omnibus of Dragonflight (1968), Dragonquest (1971), and The White Dragon (1978), three novels in the “Pern” sf/fantasy series, plus a “Dragondex” by Wendy Glasser.

Dragonsdawn Anne McCaffrey (Easton Press, Oct ’88, no price, 431pp, hc) [Pern] Sf novel. Signed, limited, leatherbound first edition, simultaneous with the Del Rey trade edition. Available only to Easton Press club members. This edition has an introduction by series editor James Gunn plus the Whelan jacket from the Del Rey edition as a frontis.

Dragonsdawn Anne McCaffrey (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33160-5, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $18.95, 431pp, hc) [Pern] Sf novel, prequel to the “Pern” series. It tells the story of the colonization of Pern and the development of the dragons to fight dangerous spores. Recommended. (TM)

Dragonsdawn Anne McCaffrey (Bantam UK 0-593-01242-9, Nov ’88, £11.95, 386pp, hc) [Pern] Sf novel. Prequel to the Pern series. Simultaneous with US (Del Rey) edition.

The Lady Anne McCaffrey (Ballantine 0-345-35674-8, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $4.95, 369pp, pb) Reprint (Ballantine 1987) associational, non-sf novel set in contemporary Ireland on a horse farm.

The Year of the Lucy Anne McCaffrey (Inner Circle 1-85018-072-5, Jan ’88 [May ’88], £10.95, 333pp, hc) Reprint (Underwood-Miller 1986) romantic novel, of associational interest.

Baal Robert R. McCammon (Pocket 0-671-66484-0, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $4.50, 347pp, pb) Reprint (Avon 1978) horror novel.

Bethany’s Sin Robert R. McCammon (Pocket 0-671-66482-4, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $4.50, 348pp, pb) Reprint (Avon 1980) horror novel.

The Night Boat Robert R. McCammon (Pocket 0-671-66483-2, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $4.50, 345pp, pb) Reprint (Avon 1980) horror novel.

Stinger Robert R. McCammon (Pocket 0-671-62412-1, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $4.95, 538pp, pb) Sf/alien horror novel. “He’s here...and he’s not friendly.”

Stinger Robert R. McCammon (Kinnell 1-870532-02-3, Oct ’88, £12.95, 544pp, hc) Reprint (Pocket 1988) sf/alien horror novel. [First U.K. edition, not seen]

Swan Song Robert R. McCammon (Sphere 0-7474-0040-7, 1988, £3.99, 956pp, pb) Reprint (Pocket 1987) horror novel. Special ‘Open Market’ edition, not available in the UK.

Swan Song Robert R. McCammon (Sphere 0-7474-0040-7, Jul ’88, £3.99, 956pp, pb) Reprint (Pocket 1987) fantasy/horror novel. [First U.K. edition]

They Thirst Robert R. McCammon (Pocket 0-671-66481-6, Oct ’88, $4.95, 565pp, pb) Reprint (Avon 1981) horror novel.

The Little Shop of Horrors Book John McCarty & Mark Thomas McGee (St. Martin’s 0-312-01784-7, Aug ’88, $12.95, 173pp, tp) Non-fiction, movie reference.

The Meyeresco Helix Andrew McCoy (Grafton 0-586-07292-7, Sep ’88 [Oct ’88], £3.50, 416pp, pb) Near-future thriller about a superhuman being. [Not seen]

Bimbos of the Death Sun Sharyn McCrumb (TSR 0-88038-455-7, Oct ’88 [Nov ’88], $3.95, 228pp, tp) [Jay Omega] Reissue (TSR 1988) sf/mystery novel — murder at a science fiction con. Second printing.

The Ladies of Missalonghi Colleen McCullough (Arrow 0-09-953640-4, Mar ’88, £2.50, 187pp, pb) Reprint (Harper & Row/Hutchinson 1987) ghost novel.

The Hercules Text Jack McDevitt (Sphere 0-7474-0157-8, Oct ’88, £3.50, 307pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1986) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

Desolation Road Ian McDonald (Bantam Spectra 0-553-27057-5, Feb ’88, $3.95, 355pp, pb) Sf novel of terraformed Mars — and magical realism. A first novel. Highly recommended. (FCM)

Empire Dreams Ian McDonald (Bantam Spectra 0-553-27180-6, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $3.50, 220pp, pb) Collection of 10 sf stories. Recommended. (FCM)

The Child in Time Ian McEwan (Picador 0-330-30406-2, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], £3.95, 220pp, tp) Reprint (Cape 1987) literary sf novel.

Roger Corman Mark Thomas McGee (McFarland 0-89950-330-6, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $24.95, 247pp, hc) Non-fiction. Short biography and then a picture-by-picture description of Corman’s films.

The Magician’s Company Tom McGowen (Dutton Lodestar 0-525-67261-3, Oct ’88 [Nov ’88], $13.95, 119pp, hc) [Magician] Young-adult sf novel (despite the title), a sequel to The Magician’s Apprentice, set in a far-future post-holocaust Earth.

Blood and Water and Other Tales Patrick McGrath (Simon & Schuster 0-671-64405-X, Mar ’88, $15.95, 184pp, hc) Collection of 13 horror stories — eerie, sardonic, gruesome, fantastical. McGrath may be less brash than Barker, but he’s no less talented. Recommended. (FCM)

Blood and Water and Other Tales Patrick McGrath (QPB, Aug ’88, $7.95, 184pp, tp) Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1988) collection of 13 horror stories. This is exactly the same as the Simon & Schuster hardcover, except that it has no ISBN.

The Trouble with Jacob Eloise McGraw (Macmillan McElderry 0-689-50447-0, Apr ’88 [Oct ’88], $13.95, 280pp, hc) Young-adult ghost novel.

The Beasts of Never Georgess McHargue (Delacorte 0-385-29573-1, Jun ’88, $14.95, 118pp, hc) Non-fiction, young-adult fantasy reference of animals that never were, illustrated by Frank Bozzo. This is a revision of a 1968 edition (with the original illustrations) and the first of 4 volumes.

Barbary Vonda N. McIntyre (Ace 0-441-04886-2, Jun ’88 [May ’88], $3.50, 183pp, pb) Reprint (Houghton Mifflin 1986) young-adult sf novel of a girl, a smuggled cat, and first contact with aliens.

Star Trek: The Entropy Effect Vonda N. McIntyre (Titan 1-85286-073-1, Nov ’88 [Dec ’88], £2.95, 219pp, pb) [Star Trek] Reprint (Timescape 1981) sf novelization. [First U.K. edition]

Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan Vonda N. McIntyre (Titan 1-85286-071-5, Sep ’88, £2.95, 223pp, pb) [Star Trek] Reprint (Pocket Books 1982) sf film novelization.

City Whitelight John McKenzie (Fontana 0-00-617503-1, Mar ’88, £2.95, 191pp, pb) Reprint (Mainstream 1986) near-future thriller.

Ghoster Lee McKeone (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20620-9, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $3.50, 218pp, pb) [Ghoster] Sf adventure novel of spaceship scavengers, space war, and cute droids.

The Changeling Sea Patricia A. McKillip (Macmillan Atheneum 0-689-31436-1, Oct ’88, $12.95, 137pp, hc) Young-adult fantasy novel.

Fool’s Run Patricia A. McKillip (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20518-0, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $3.95, 244pp, pb) Reprint (Warner 1987) sf novel.

The Outlaws of Sherwood Robin McKinley (Morrow Greenwillow 0-688-07178-3, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $12.95, 282pp, hc) Associational; young-adult novel about Robin Hood.

The Light Princess adaptation of a work by George MacDonald Robin McKinley (HBJ Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 0-15-245300-8, Apr ’88, $13.95, 44pp, hc) Juvenile fantasy/art book, with color illustrations by Katie Thamer Treherne. A juvenile picture book aimed at adult art lovers.

The Sentinels #1: The Devil’s Hand Jack McKinney (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-35300-5, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $2.95, 214pp, pb) [Robotech: Sentinels] Sf novelization, in the “Robotech” series, based on the tv cartoon series.

The Sentinels #2: Dark Powers Jack McKinney (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-35301-3, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $2.95, 233pp, pb) [Robotech: Sentinels] Sf novelization, a spinoff from the Robotech tv series.

The Sentinels #3: Death Dance Jack McKinney (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-35302-1, Jun ’88 [May ’88], $2.95, 185pp, pb) [Robotech: Sentinels] Sf novelization, a spinoff from the Robotech tv series.

The Sentinels #4: World Killers Jack McKinney (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-35304-8, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $2.95, 279pp, pb) [Robotech: Sentinels] Sf novelization, part of the “Robotech” series.

The Sentinels #5: Rubicon Jack McKinney (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-35305-6, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $2.95, 215pp, pb) [Robotech: Sentinels] Sf “Robotech” novelization.

Toolmaker Koan John McLoughlin (Orbit 0-7088-3977-0, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], £3.99, 344pp, pb) Reprint (Baen 1987) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

Toolmaker Koan John McLoughlin (Baen 0-671-69779-X, Sep ’88, $3.50, 344pp, pb) Reprint (Baen 1987) sf novel.

Ghost Stories from the American South ed. W. K. McNeil (Dell 0-440-20060-1, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $3.50, 212pp, pb) Reprint (August House 1985) anthology with very short stories organized by types, told in local vernacular.

Pirate Ghosts of the American Coast: Stories of Hauntings at Sea ed. Frank D. McSherry, Jr., Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh (August House 0-87483-077-X, Nov ’88, $8.95, 206pp, tp) Anthology of 10 short stories of fantasy and horror.

Terry’s Universe ed. Beth Meacham (Tor 0-312-93058-5, Jul ’88 [May ’88], $16.95, 234pp, hc) Original anthology of 13 sf stories, a memorial for Terry Carr.

Terry’s Universe ed. Beth Meacham (Gollancz 0-575-04282-6, Oct ’88, £11.95, 245pp, hc) Reprint (Tor 1988) original anthology of 13 sf stories, a memorial for Terry Carr. [First U.K. edition]

The Drabble Project ed. Rob Meades & David B. Wake (Beccon Publications 1-870824-12-1, Apr ’88, £5.00, 110pp, hc) Anthology of 100 stories, each of which is exactly 100 words long. Limited to 1000 copies.

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