The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Time Police #2: Trapped! Warren C. Norwood (Lynx Omeiga 1-55802-007-1, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.50, 304pp, pb) [Time Police] Sf time travel novel. A future dictatorship ensures its survival by altering the past. The series is packaged by Byron Preiss Visual Productions.

True Jaguar Warren C. Norwood (Bantam Spectra 0-553-27127-X, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $3.95, 324pp, pb) Fantasy novel. A contemporary hero in Mayan mythology.

Guardian Ghost Christine Nöstlinger (Beaver 0-09-955050-4, Jan ’88, £1.95, 142pp, pb) Reprint (Andersen Press 1986) young-adult ghost novel. [First U.K. edition]

Beowulf Robert Nye (Beaver 0-09-941930-0, Nov ’88, £1.99, 103pp, pb) Reissue (Hamish Hamilton 1983) young-adult fantasy novel.

Spirit Warriors Devin O’Branagan (Pocket 0-671-66774-2, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $4.50, 360pp, pb) Horror novel. An ancient Hopi prophecy fortells the battle with the Antichrist.

The Supernatural Tales of Fitz-James O’Brien, Vol. 1: Macabre Tales Fitz-James O’Brien (Doubleday 0-385-24562-9, Mar ’88, 12.95, 157pp, hc) Collection of 11 stories and a poem. Edited with an introduction and notes by Jessica Amanda Salmonson. Many of these stories have appeared only in 19th-century newspapers. These two volumes and their introduction should become the standard reference on a neglected writer. (CNB)

The Supernatural Tales of Fitz-James O’Brien, Vol. 2: Dream Stories and Fantasies Fitz-James O’Brien (Doubleday 0-385-24649-8, Mar ’88, $12.95, 174pp, hc) Collection of 14 stories and a poem. Edited with an introduction and notes by Jessica Amanda Salmonson.

Evil Richard O’Brien (Dell 0-440-20226-4, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.50, 214pp, pb) Horror novel. Seven old schoolmates get together for a reunion and to remember one who is dead.

The Silver Crown Robert C. O’Brien (Macmillan Collier 0-02-044651-9, Oct ’88, $3.95, 263pp, pb) Reprint (Atheneum 1968) young-adult sf adventure novel. This edition has an extra alternate ending used in the 1973 Gollancz edition.

Dark Visions Maxine O’Callaghan (Tor 0-812-52352-0, Jun ’88 [May ’88], $3.95, 346pp, pb) Horror novel about a psychic who experiences a murder — and is marked as the next victim.

Time-Kept Promises Constance O’Day-Flannery (Zebra 0-8217-2422-3, Jul ’88, $3.95, 512pp, pb) Evil-twin time travel fantasy romance. Tv personality Kristine Gavin finds herself in 1871 Virginia, where she is mistaken for her evil twin by the twin’s angry husband. When all three end up back in contemporary Philadelphia, chaos naturally ensues.

Shades of Gray Timothy O’Neill (Ballantine 0-345-35425-7, Jun ’88, $3.95, 352pp, pb) Reprint (Viking 1987) occult novel of ghosts at West Point.

Cadre Messiah Robert O’Riordan (Ace 0-441-09016-8, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $3.50, 204pp, pb) [Cadre] Science fiction novel, conclusion of the “Cadre” trilogy.

The Monster Book of Monsters ed. Michael O’Shaughnessy (Xanadu 0-947761-42-X, May ’88 [Jun ’88], £9.95, 349pp, hc) Marvellous anthology of 50 sf/fantasy/horror stories that range from the well-known to the obscure. First in a new series of anthologies that, on the strength of this one, will be well worth watching for. (PSP)

The Monster Book of Monsters ed. Michael O’Shaughnessy (Crown/Bonanza 0-517-66293-0, Aug ’88, $7.98, 352pp, hc) Anthology of 50 stories about monsters, but not necessarily horror stories. The subheadings run from “A is for Aliens, Androids, Aaaargh” to “Z is for Zombie.” This edition was printed in England, apparently simultaneously with a British one from Xanadu Press. It’s an instant remainder book available only in Waldenbooks, Dalton’s, etc.

The Hounds of the Morrigan Pat O’Shea (Dell Laurel-Leaf 0-440-20001-6, Jun ’88 [May ’88], $3.95, 469pp, pb) Reprint (Oxford University Press 1985) humorous young-adult fantasy novel set in Irish mythology. Recommended. (FCM)

The Hounds of the Morrigan Pat O’Shea (Penguin 0-14-011023-2, Jun ’88, £3.95, 469pp, pb) Reprint (Oxford University Press 1985) fantasy novel.

Classic Tales of Horror [ill.] Terry Oakes (Dutton 0-525-44418-1, Sep ’88 [Oct ’88], $13.95, unpaginated, hc) Pop-up book with adaptations of famous horror stories; illustrations by Oakes, paper engineering by Ray Marshall and Ruth Graham. Recommended for all pop-up fans (CNB).

The Reincarnation of Reece Erikson Raymond Obstfeld (Tor 0-812-58658-1, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $3.95, 312pp, pb) Horror novel about an Olympic contender possessed by the spirit of an ancient Norseman.

Private Demons: The Life of Shirley Jackson Judy Oppenheimer (Putnam 0-399-13356-9, Jul ’88 [Sep ’88], $19.95, 304pp, hc) Non-fiction, biography of the horror writer. [Shirley Jackson]

Becoming Alien Rebecca Ore (SFBC #13632, Jul ’88, $7.98, 283pp, hc) [Becoming Alien] Reprint (Tor 1987) sf novel of alien contact. 1st hardcover edition.

Talks with a Devil P. D. Ouspensky (Arkana 1-85063-096-8, Mar ’88 [Apr ’88], £3.95, 147pp, tp) Reprint (Turnstone 1972) original occult collection.

The Official Overstreet Comic Book Companion: Second Edition Robert M. Overstreet (House of Collectibles 0-876-37764-9, Nov ’88, $4.95, 530pp, tp) Non-fiction, a price guide to comics and big little books, plus information on collecting them.

Dead Season J. Bradley Owen (Leisure 0-8439-2593-0, Mar ’88 [Oct ’88], $3.95, 366pp, pb) Horror novel about an evil house that feeds on a boy’s madness.

The 29th Pan Book of Horror Stories ed. Clarence Paget (Pan 0-330-30481-X, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], £2.50, 238pp, pb) Original horror anthology.

Cities of the Dead Michael Paine (Charter 1-55773-009-1, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $3.50, 246pp, pb) Fantasy/horror novel set in Egypt in 1903 and starring Howard Carter, the eventual discoverer of King Tut’s tomb. This is a first novel.

Spectrum of the Fantastic: Selected Essays from the Sixth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts ed. Donald Palumbo (Greenwood 0-313-25502-4, Apr ’88 [May ’88], $45.00, xx + 266pp, hc) Non-fiction, critical studies dealing with both literary and genre works, including films. These papers were presented at the 1985 conference.

Pulp Man’s Odyssey: The Hugh B. Cave Story Audrey Parente (Starmont 1-55742-038-6, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $9.95, 146pp, tp) Non-fiction, biography and bibliography of an early pulp writer. [Hugh B. Cave]

Starsong Dan Parkinson (TSR 0-88038-536-7, Jul ’88 [Aug ’88], $3.95, 314pp, pb) “A science fantasy love story.”

The Moon-Keepers Brian Parvin (Robert Hale 0-7090-3304-4, May ’88 [Dec ’88], £10.50, 175pp, hc) Animal fantasy novel about badgers.

God, The Ultimate Autobiography Jeremy Pascall (Salem House 0-88162-292-3, Apr ’88, $14.95, 143pp, hc) Humorous fantasy/"autobiography" with Pascall as “holy ghost writer.” Illustrations by Katherine Lamb. First U.S. edition (UK 1987).

God, The Ultimate Autobiography Jeremy Pascall (SFBC #13768, Dec ’88, $3.98, 143pp, hc) Reprint (UK 1987) humorous fantasy/"autobiography" with Pascall as the “Holy Ghost” writer.

Star Trek: The Three Minute Universe Barbara Paul (Pocket 0-671-65816-6, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $3.95, 265pp, pb) [Star Trek] Sf novelization. Kirk saves the Universe again. #41 in the continuing series.

Star Trek: The Three Minute Universe Barbara Paul (Titan 1-85286-068-5, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], £2.95, 265pp, pb) [Star Trek] Sf novelization. Simultaneous with the US (Pocket Books) edition.

Dictionary of the Khazars: A Lexicon Novel Milorad Pavic (Knopf 0-394-57183-5, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $19.95, 338pp, hc) [Male edition] Literary dictionary/fantasy/mystery “novel”, translated from the Serbo-Croatian by Christina Pribicevic-Zoric. The “male” and “female” editions differ by 17 lines. The “characters” include devils and vampires.

Dictionary of the Khazars: A Lexicon Novel Milorad Pavic (Knopf 0-394-57236-X, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $19.95, 338pp, hc) “Female” edition of the above.

The Sea Star Diana L. Paxson (Tor 0-812-54864-7, Jun ’88 [May ’88], $3.50, 374pp, pb) [Westria] Fantasy novel, the Fifth Book of Westria.

White Mare, Red Stallion Diana L. Paxson (NEL 0-450-43054-5, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], £3.99, 242pp, tp) Reprint (Berkley 1986) fantasy novel. [First U.K. edition]

The White Raven Diana L. Paxson (Morrow 0-688-07496-0, Aug ’88, $18.95, 411pp, hc) Celtic fantasy novel based on the legend of Tristan and Isolde.

The White Raven Diana L. Paxson (NEL 0-450-49574-4, Oct ’88, £6.95, 414pp, tp) Reprint (Morrow 1988) fantasy novel. Also available in hc (-42379-4) for £12.95. [First U.K. edition]

Experiment in Terror Bernal C. Payne, Jr. (Pocket Archway 0-671-67261-4, Oct ’88, $2.75, 212pp, pb) Reprint (Houghton Mifflin 1987) young-adult sf/horror novel.

The Gormenghast Trilogy Mervyn Peake (Viking Overlook 0-87951-974-6, Aug ’88, $25.00, 1023pp, hc) [Gormenghast] Fantasy omnibus, reprint of the famous “Titus Groan” series: Titus Groan (1946), Gormenghast (1950), and Titus Alone (1959, 1970). The first two have the text of the original editions; the third has the 1970 revised text (all originally Eyrie & Spottiswoode). All have the illustrations from the 1968 Ballantine edition. The introduction by Anthony Burgess is from the individual Overlook editions.

Who’s Afraid? and Other Strange Stories Philippa Pearce (Puffin 0-14-032057-1, Apr ’88, £1.75, 121pp, pb) Reprint (Viking Kestrel 1986) young-adult horror/occult collection.

A Handful of Time Kit Pearson (Viking Kestrel 0-670-81532-2, Feb ’88 [Mar ’88], $11.95, 186pp, hc) Young-adult time-travel fantasy novel. A girl goes back to her mother’s childhood and comes to understand her better. First U.S. edition (Penguin Books Canada 1987).

The Official Doctor Who and the Daleks Book John Peel & Terry Nation (St. Martin’s 0-312-02264-6, Dec ’88, $12.95, 212pp, tp) [Doctor Who] Non-fiction, sf reference plus nostalgic reminiscences of the Dalek episodes. Nation seems to have only contributed a foreword.

The Devil’s Graveyard G. G. Pendarves (The British Fantasy Society, Nov ’88, £1.50, 47pp, ph) Collection of three ghost/horror stories, edited and introduced by Richard Dalby. Volume 4 in the “Masters of Fantasy” series. Volume 14 in the “BFS Booklet” series.

Time to Time Don Pendleton (Popular Library 0-445-20260-2, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $3.95, 215pp, pb) [Ashton Ford] Psychic detective novel with sf elements, “Ashton Ford” #6.

This Present Darkness Frank E. Peretti (Crossway Books 0-89107-390-6, Oct ’88, $6.95, 376pp, tp) [This Present Darkness] Reissue (Crossway 1986) Christian fantasy(?) novel; 13th printing.

Tilly Frank E. Peretti (Crossway Books 0-89107-496-1, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $7.95, 126pp, tp) Teenage Christian ghost fantasy novelization from a 1986 radio drama.

The Secret of the Unicorn Queen 3: Final Test Dory Perlman (Ballantine Fawcett Columbine 0-449-90298-6, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $3.95, 122pp, pb) Teenage fantasy romance novel for girls, third in a series written by different authors. Packaged by Parachute Press.

Fenella Fang Ritchie Perry (Beaver 0-09-951270-X, Apr ’88, £1.95, 125pp, pb) Reprint (Hutchinson 1986) humorous young-adult horror novel.

Conan the Defiant Steve Perry (Tor 0-812-54273-8, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $3.50, 245pp, pb) [Conan] Reprint (Tor 1987) fantasy novelization.

Conan the Fearless Steve Perry (Sphere 0-7221-6802-0, Jan ’88, £2.75, 216pp, pb) [Conan] Reprint (Tor 1986) fantasy novelization. Volume 28 in the “Conan” series. [First U.K. edition]

The Omega Cage Steve Perry & Michael Reaves (Ace 0-441-62382-4, Apr ’88, $3.50, 244pp, pb) [Khadaji] Sf adventure novel about escaping from a brutal prison planet. Set in the same universe as the “Matador” trilogy.

Natural History Joan Perucho (Knopf 0-394-57058-8, 1988 [Nov ’88], $17.95, 186pp, hc) A vampire novel set in 1830s Spain. First U.S. (and first English-language) edition (Ediciones Destino, Spain 1960).

Skin Deep David Peters (Berkley 0-425-10612-8, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $2.50, 138pp, pb) [Photon] “Photon” #6, juvenile sf novelization based on a game.

Petersen’s Field Guide to Cthulhu Monsters Sandy Petersen, Tom Sullivan & Lynn Willis (Chaosium 0-933635-48-6, Jul ’88, $15.95, 64pp, tp) Art book with a bibliography. It claims to be faithful to Lovecraft.

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