The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Mary Shelley: Her Life, Her Fiction, Her Monsters Anne K. Mellor (Methuen 0-415-02591-5, Apr ’88 [Dec ’88], £17.95, 276pp, hc) Biography of Mary Shelley. [Mary W. Shelley]

The Sky is Filled with Ships Richard C. Meredith (Legend 0-09-961860-5, Nov ’88, £2.50, 184pp, pb) Reprint (Ballantine 1969) sf novel. Volume 20 in the “Venture SF” series. [First U.K. edition]

The Usurper Peter Michael (Grafton 0-586-20169-6, Nov ’88, £3.50, 303pp, pb) Near-future thriller.

The Grey Beginning Barbara Michaels (Tor 0-812-50681-2, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $3.95, 277pp, pb) Reprint (Congdon & Weed 1984) suspense novel with occult elements.

Here I Stay Barbara Michaels (Tor 0-812-50679-0, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $3.95, 317pp, pb) Reprint (Congdon & Weed 1983) suspense novel with some mild supernatural elements.

The Sea King’s Daughter Barbara Michaels (Berkley 0-425-11306-X, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.95, 250pp, pb) Romantic suspense novel with supernatural elements.

Wings of the Falcon Barbara Michaels (Berkley 0-425-11045-1, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $3.95, 230pp, pb) Reprint (Dodd, Mead 1977) Historical adventure novel with Gothic elements, packaged as a quasi-horror novel.

Floater Factor Melisa C. Michaels (Tor 0-812-54578-8, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $3.50, 281pp, pb) [Skyrider] Sf space adventure novel, fifth in the “Skyrider” series.

Through the Eyes of the Dead Melisa C. Michaels (Walker 0-8027-5718-9, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $17.95, 180pp, hc) Associational. Mystery novel by a science fiction author. It introduces a team of women private detectives based in the San Francisco Bay area.

The People in the Picture Haydn Middleton (Black Swan 0-552-99283-6, May ’88, £3.95, 208pp, tp) [People in the Picture] Reprint (Bantam UK 1987) thriller with fantasy elements.

Dragonbound Carl Miller (Ace 0-441-16626-1, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $3.50, 242pp, pb) [Dragonbound] Fantasy novel. A woman warrior seeks to free her loved one from a dragon’s thrall. Probably a first novel.

Batman: Year One Frank Miller, Richmond Lewis & David Mazzucchelli (Warner 0-446-38923-4, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $9.95, 96pp, tp) [Batman] Graphic novel of Batman’s beginnings.

Phantom of the Soap Opera Judi Miller (Dell 0-440-20058-X, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $3.95, 364pp, pb) Psychological horror novel about murdered soap stars.

The Doom of Soulis Moira Miller (Teens 0-416-10252-2, Oct ’88, £1.95, 126pp, pb) Reprint (Pied Piper 1987) young-adult fantasy novel.

Frenzy Rex Miller (NAL Onyx 0-451-40105-0, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $3.95, 302pp, pb) [Jack Eichord] Horror novel, sequel to Slob.

Slob Rex Miller (Pan 0-330-30438-0, Oct ’88, £2.99, 301pp, pb) [Jack Eichord] Reprint (NAL Signet 1987) horror/slasher novel. [First U.K. edition]

Bare-Faced Messiah: The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard Russell Miller (Henry Holt 0-8050-0654-0, Jun ’88, $19.95, 390pp, hc) Non-fiction, unflattering biography of L. Ron Hubbard. Much better written and more coherent than the earlier biography L. Ron Hubbard: Messiah or Madman?. (CNB) First U.S. edition (Michael Joseph 1987).

Bare-Faced Messiah: The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard Russell Miller (Sphere 0-7474-0332-5, Sep ’88 [Oct ’88], £3.99, 521pp, pb) Reprint (Michael Joseph 1987) biography of L. Ron Hubbard.

Agent of Change Steve Miller & Sharon Lee (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34828-1, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $3.50, 247pp, pb) [Liaden] Sf adventure novel featuring an interstellar spy, a female mercenary, and a friendly alien. A first novel.

Conflict of Honors Steve Miller & Sharon Lee (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-35353-6, Jun ’88 [May ’88], $3.50, 326pp, pb) [Liaden] Sf novel, space opera. Indirect sequel to Agent of Change.

Sherlock Holmes on the Roof of the World or the Adventure of the Wayfaring God Thos. Kent Miller (Rosemill House 0-944872-50-6, 1987 [Feb ’88], $4.95, 75pp, tp) [She; Sherlock Holmes] Fantasy novella, a Holmes pastiche and sequel to H. Rider Haggard’s She. Available only from the writer/publisher.

Winter World C. J. Mills (Pageant 0-517-00065-2, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $2.95, 312pp, pb) [Winter World] Sf novel, first in the “Starker IV” series.

The Bane of Lord Caladon Craig Mills (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-28972-2, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $3.50, 224pp, pb) [Caladon] Reissue (Del Rey 1982) fantasy novel; fourth printing.

The Dreamer in Discord Craig Mills (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34591-6, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $3.50, 229pp, pb) [Caladon] Fantasy novel about wizards, sequel to The Bane of Lord Caladon.

Once Upon a Time A. A. Milne (NAL Signet 0-451-15558-0, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $3.50, 255pp, pb) Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1917), a humorous adult fantasy novel by the author of Winnie the Pooh.

Winnie-the-Pooh A. A. Milne (Dell Yearling 0-440-40116-X, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $5.95, 161pp, tp) Reprint (Dutton 1926) classic children’s fantasy, illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard with color tinting.

The Storyteller Anthony Minghella (Boxtree 1-85283-027-1, Nov ’88, £6.95, 144pp, tp) Collection of stories from the recent outstanding fantasy TV series, illustrated with stills from the programs. Also available in hc (-026-3) for £9.95.

In Endless Twilight L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor 0-812-54590-7, Feb ’88, $3.95, 316pp, pb) [Forever Hero] Sf novel, third in the “Forever Hero” trilogy.

Pennterra Judith Moffett (Worldwide Library 0-373-30305-X, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $3.95, 320pp, pb) Reprint (Congdon & Weed 1987) science fiction novel — harmony on planet Pennterra, between a Quaker colony and the natives, is threatened by the arrival of a second wave of humans.

Pennterra Judith Moffett (NEL 0-450-48491-2, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], £3.99, 382pp, tp) Reprint (Congdon & Weed 1987) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

The Genesis Quest Donald Moffitt (Sphere 0-7474-0015-6, Jun ’88, £3.50, 341pp, pb) [Genesis Quest] Reprint (Del Rey 1986) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

Second Genesis Donald Moffitt (Sphere 0-7474-0016-4, Jun ’88, £3.50, 329pp, pb) [Genesis Quest] Reprint (Del Rey 1986) sf novel. Sequel to The Genesis Quest. [First U.K. edition]

Chase Into Space Kim Mohan & Pamela O’Neill (New Infinities 0-441-10294-8, Feb ’88, $3.50, 318pp, pb) [Cyborg Commando] Sf adventure novel, “Cyborg Commando” Book 2. “Based on an original concept by Gary Gygax.” There is also a New Infinities edition for diestribution to games stores, which lacks the Ace ISBN and logo.

The Ultimate Prize Kim Mohan & Pamela O’Neill (New Infinities 0-441-84325-5, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $3.50, 317pp, pb) [Cyborg Commando] Conclusion of the “Cyborg Commando” trilogy, based on a gaming idea by Gary Gygax. Also available without Ace logo at gaming stores. The New Infinities edition is numbered 10-7003 instead of an ISBN number.

Jorge Luís Borges: A Literary Biography Emir Rodriguez Monegal (Paragon House 0-913729-98-1, Nov ’87 [Mar ’88], $10.95, 502pp, tp) Reprint (? 1978); non-fiction, biography. This only goes up to 1977 and has not been updated. This edition appeared in 1987; not seen until 1988. [Jorge Luís Borges]

The Deed of Paksenarrion Book I: Sheepfarmer’s Daughter Elizabeth N. Moon (Baen 0-671-65416-0, Jun ’88 [May ’88], $3.95, 506pp, pb) [Deed of Paksenarrion] Fantasy novel, first in a series about a female soldier in a mercenary company. A first novel.

The Deed of Paksenarrion Book II: Divided Allegiance Elizabeth N. Moon (Baen 0-671-69786-2, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $3.95, 522pp, pb) [Deed of Paksenarrion] Military fantasy novel. It borrows heavily from concepts of fantasy role playing games, but gives them a realism usually lacking in the genre. Recommended. (TM)

Oath of Gold Elizabeth N. Moon (Baen 0-671-69798-6, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.95, 501pp, pb) [Deed of Paksenarrion] Fantasy novel about a female soldier/warrior, Book Three of “The Deeds of Paksenarrion”.

The Stove Haunting Bel Mooney (Houghton Mifflin 0-395-46764-0, Mar ’88 [Apr ’88], $12.95, 125pp, hc) Young-adult fantasy novel. A boy journeys to the past. First U.S. edition (Methuen 1986).

Easy Travel to Other Planets Ted Mooney (Ballantine 0-345-30547-7, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $3.95, 276pp, pb) Reissue (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1981) literary quasi-sf novel. Fifth printing.

The Brothel in Rosenstrasse Michael Moorcock (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-406-3, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $6.95, 191pp, tp) [Von Bek] Reprint (NEL 1982), associational novel.

The Champion of Garathorm Michael Moorcock (Grafton 0-586-20555-1, Nov ’88, £2.50, 127pp, pb) [Count Brass] Reissue (Mayflower 1973) fantasy novel. Volume 2 in the “Chronicles of Count Brass” series.

The Cornelius Chronicles: Book One Michael Moorcock (Fontana 0-00-617688-7, Oct ’88, £4.95, 447pp, tp) [Jerry Cornelius] Reprint (Avon 1977 as The Cornelius Chronicles in one volume) sf omnibus. The text of this edition follows that of the revised Fontana (1979) editions. [First U.K. edition]

The Cornelius Chronicles: Book Two Michael Moorcock (Fontana 0-00-617689-5, Oct ’88, £4.95, 572pp, tp) [Jerry Cornelius] Reprint (Avon 1977, as The Cornelius Chronicles) sf omnibus. The text of this edition follows that of the revised Fontana (1979) editions. [First U.K. edition]

Count Brass Michael Moorcock (Grafton 0-586-20532-2, Nov ’88, £2.50, 150pp, pb) [Count Brass] Reissue (Mayflower 1973) fantasy novel. Volume 1 in the “Chronicles of Count Brass” series.

The Dragon in the Sword Michael Moorcock (Grafton 0-583-13433-5, Aug ’88, £2.95, 283pp, pb) [John Daker] Reprint (Ace 1986) fantasy novel.

The End of All Songs Michael Moorcock (Ace 0-441-13662-1, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $3.50, 259pp, pb) [Jherek Carnelian; Dancers at the End of Time] Reprint (Harper & Row 1976) fantasy novel, Book 3 of “The Dancers at the End of Time”.

Legends from the End of Time Michael Moorcock (Ace 0-441-13663-X, Jun ’88 [May ’88], $3.50, 182pp, pb) [Dancers at the End of Time] Reprint (Harper & Row 1976) collection of three stories set at the end of time, “Dancers at the End of Time” #4.

A Messiah at the End of Time Michael Moorcock (Ace 0-441-13664-8, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.50, 192pp, pb) [Dancers at the End of Time] Reprint (W.H. Allen 1977) fantasy novel, originally published as The Transformation of Miss Mavis Ming. Volume Five in the “Dancers at the End of Time” series.

Mother London Michael Moorcock (Secker & Warburg 0-436-28461-8, Jun ’88 [May ’88], £9.95, 496pp, hc) [Dennis Dover; Rosie Beck] Episodic novel that traces the development and, in Moorcock’s eyes, decline, of London over the last 45 years, through the eyes of three friends who are intermittent telepaths and out-patients at the same mental home. Beautifully constructed - Moorcock’s best book for many years! (PSP)

The Quest for Tanelorn Michael Moorcock (Grafton 0-586-20533-0, Nov ’88, £2.50, 144pp, pb) [Count Brass] Reissue (Mayflower 1975) fantasy novel. Volume 3 in the “Chronicles of Count Brass” series.

The Time Dweller Michael Moorcock (Grafton 0-586-20550-0, Dec ’88, £2.99, 236pp, pb) Reissue (Rupert Hart-Davis 1969) sf collection.

Wizardry and Wild Romance Michael Moorcock (Gollancz 0-575-04324-5, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], £2.95, 237pp, pb) Reprint (Gollancz 1987) non-fiction, critical. Moorcock’s idiosyncratic views on fantasy.

Batman: The Killing Joke Alan Moore (Titan 1-85286-082-0, May ’88, £1.95, 48pp, tp) [Batman] Graphic novel about Batman’s final encounter with the Joker - guaranteed to dispel any illusions that Batman is a traditional ‘good guy’. Artwork by Brian Bolland and John Higgins.

Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Alan Moore (Titan 1-85286-049-9, May ’88, £5.95, 120pp, tp) [Superman] Collection of three graphic short stories about Superman set in the ‘old’ DC Universe (before everything changed), with a (very brief) foreword by Brian Aldiss and an introduction by Neil Gaiman. (Black and White) artwork by Dave Gibbons, Rick Veitch, Curt Swan, Kurt Schaffenberger & George Perez.

Nightshade Stanley R. Moore (NAL Onyx 0-451-40112-3, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.95, 331pp, pb) Horror novel. Only a determined policeman and a feisty woman doctor suspect the evil about to engulf their town. A first novel.

Bring the Jubilee Ward Moore (Bart 1-55785-032-1, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $2.95, 222pp, pb) Reprint (Farrar Straus 1955) sf alternate world time travel novel. One of the best “If the South had won the Civil War” books.

Bring the Jubilee Ward Moore (Easton Press, Jun ’88 [May ’88], no price listed, 199pp, hc) Reprint (Farrar Straus 1955) alternate-history sf novel, with a new introduction by Larry Niven and illustrations by A.C. Farley. Collector’s edition in the “Masterpieces of Science Fiction” line of leatherbound limited editions.

Keys of Paradise, Book III: Key of Ice and Steel Daniel Moran (Tor 0-812-54606-7, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $3.50, 216pp, pb) [Keys] Fantasy adventure quest novel. Daniel Moran is a pseudonym for Robert Vardeman; not to be confused with new author Daniel Keys Moran. First individual printing. The entire trilogy appeared in England as The Keys to Paradise (NEL 1986) as by Robert Vardeman.

The Armageddon Blues Daniel Keys Moran (Bantam Spectra 0-553-27115-6, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $3.50, 205pp, pb) Sf time travel novel, a first novel. Two people from the future return to the 20th century to prevent Armageddon.

Emerald Eyes Daniel Keys Moran (Bantam Spectra 0-553-27347-7, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $3.50, 243pp, pb) Hard-edged military sf novel.

The Ring Daniel Keys Moran (Doubleday Foundation 0-385-24816-4, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $19.95, 467pp, hc) Science fiction novelization for a movie using Wagner’s “Ring der Niebelungen” as a springboard. The movie is being filmed in China. This book is based on a screenplay by William Stewart and Joanne Nelsen.

Dallas Down Richard Moran (Collins 0-00-223389-4, Nov ’88, £10.95, 289pp, hc) Reprint (Morrow 1988) near-future thriller. [First U.K. edition]

Play Time Fields Morgan (Zebra 0-8217-2406-1, Jul ’88, $3.95, 319pp, pb) Horror novel. 10-year-old Amber tries to free her friend from an evil house.

Kedrigern in Wanderland John Morressy (Ace 0-441-43264-6, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $3.50, 247pp, pb) [Kedrigern] Humorous fantasy novel, third in the series starring the wizard Kedrigern.

The Little Helliad Chris & Janet Morris (Baen 0-671-65366-0, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $3.50, 302pp, pb) [Heroes in Hell] Fantasy novel in the “Heroes in Hell” shared universe.

City at the Edge of Time Janet & Chris Morris (Baen 0-671-69787-0, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $3.95, 312pp, pb) [Thieves’ World] Fantasy novel featuring characters from the “Thieves’ World” universe.

Outpassage Janet & Chris Morris (Pageant 0-517-00832-7, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $3.50, 368pp, pb) Science fiction novel — rebellion spreads throughout the Earth-Space mining colonies.

War in Hell ed. Janet Morris (Baen 0-671-69792-7, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $3.50, 277pp, pb) [Heroes in Hell] Fantasy shared world original anthology. Contains nine stories set in Hell.

Alpha Bug M. E. Morris (Grafton 0-586-07329-9, Jun ’88 [May ’88], £2.95, 315pp, pb) Reprint (Presidio 1985) near-future thriller. [First U.K. edition]

Continent of Lies James Morrow (Legend 0-09-945460-2, Jul ’88, £2.99, 274pp, pb) Reissue (Holt, Rinehart 1984) sf novel.

This Is the Way the World Ends James Morrow (Legend 0-09-956750-4, Jul ’88, £4.99, 319pp, tp) Reprint (Holt Rinehart 1986) remarkable sf novel about a group of nuclear holocaust survivors who are put on trial for complicity before the millions who will now, never, be born. A marvellous book, brilliantly executed. Strongly recommended. (PSP)

Breaking Glass Brian Morse (Puffin Plus 0-14-032359-7, Feb ’88, £1.95, 109pp, pb) Reprint (Lutterworth 1986) young-adult sf novel.

The Fantastic in World Literature and the Arts ed. Donald E. Morse (Greenwood 0-313-25526-1, Nov ’87 [Mar ’88], $45.00, 250pp, hc) Non-fiction, critical papers selected from the Fifth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. Dated 1987; not seen until 1988.

The Judgment Day Archives Andrei Moscovit (Mercury House 0-916515-45-1, Sep ’88 [Oct ’88], $18.95, 402pp, hc) Translated from the Russian by Robert Bowie. Literary novel that “defies category” — a near-future metaphysical dystopian black comedy where anyone can be cloned back into existence from one drop of blood on file.

The First Battle of Morn Deborah Moulton (Dial 0-8037-0550-6, Nov ’88, $14.95, 178pp, hc) Young-adult sf novel about rebellion, winged horses, and aliens on a distant planet. A first novel.

Doctor Who: Dr. Who and the Dinosaur Invasion Malcolm Mulke (Pinnacle 1-55817-190-8, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.50, 142pp, pb) [Doctor Who] Reissue (Universal Tandem 1976) sf novelization of the British television series. This edition contains an introduction by Harlan Ellison from the 1979 W.H. Allen edition. Sixth printing, number 3 in the series.

Doctor Who: Dr. Who and the Doomsday Weapon Malcolm Mulke (Pinnacle 1-55817-184-4, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.50, 143pp, pb) [Doctor Who] Reissue (Universal Tandem 1974) sf novelization of the British television series. This edition contains an introduction by Harlan Ellison from the 1979 W.H. Allen edition. Sixth printing, number 2 in the series.

The Toy Tree Victor Mullen (Paperjacks 0-7701-0850-4, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $3.95, 265pp, pb) Horror novel about a murderous tree that controls its victims.

A Very British Coup Chris Mullin (Corgi 0-552-13322-1, Jun ’88 [Jul ’88], £2.50, 220pp, pb) Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1982) near-future thriller. A left-wing Government takes power in England, only to be destabilized by the security services. Recently televised with Ray McAnally, and a rather better ending. Recommended. (PSP)

Sudden Fear: The Horror and Dark Suspense Fiction of Dean R. Koontz ed. Bill Munster (Starmont 1-557-42024-6, 1988 [Apr ’88], $10.95, 182pp, tp) Non-fiction, critical studies. [Dean R. Koontz]

Dynteryx M. S. Murdock (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20646-2, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $3.50, 246pp, pb) [Vendetta] Space opera novel of planetary rebellion, sequel to Vendetta.

Bloodties Gloria Murphy (Lynx 1-55802-308-9, Oct ’88, $3.50, 246pp, pb) Reprint (D.I. Fine 1987) horror novel. An evil boy enters a family’s life 14 years after their own son died.

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