The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Rewind to Yesterday Susan Pfeffer (Delacorte 0-440-50048-6, Sep ’88 [Oct ’88], $13.95, 138pp, hc) [Rewind to Yesterday] Young-adult time travel novel using a magical VCR.

Mary Shelley Allene Stuart Phy (Starmont 0-930261-60-7, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $9.95, 124pp, tp) Non-fiction, critical study. [Mary W. Shelley]

Where the Wild Geese Go Meredith Ann Pierce (Dutton 0-525-44379-7, Mar ’88, $15.00, unpaginated, hc) Juvenile myth fantasy, fully illustrated in color by Jamichael Henterly.

Alanna: The First Adventure Tamora Pierce (Beaver 0-09-943560-8, Jan ’88, £2.50, 241pp, pb) [Song of the Lioness] Reissue (Oxford University Press 1983) young-adult fantasy novel. Volume 1 in the “Song of the Lionness” series.

In the Hand of the Goddess Tamora Pierce (Beaver 0-09-955560-3, Jan ’88, £2.50, 232pp, pb) [Song of the Lioness] Reprint (Atheneum 1984) young-adult fantasy novel. Volume 2 in the “Song of the Lionness” series.

Lioness Rampant Tamora Pierce (Macmillan Atheneum 0-689-31116-8, Oct ’88 [Nov ’88], $15.95, 320pp, hc) [Song of the Lioness] Young-adult fantasy novel, conclusion of the “Song of the Lioness” quartet. Alanna, a young female knight, must battle the evil Duke Roger — a man she thought she once killed.

Cold Tales Virgilio Pinera (Rizzoli/Eridanos 0-941419-19-3, Oct ’88 [Nov ’88], $24.00, 282pp, hc) Collection of 44 magical realism stories. Translated into English by Mark Schafer and Thomas Christensen, from Cuentos Frios (1987).

Wolfsong: The Blood of Ten Chiefs, Vol. 2 ed. Richard Pini, Lynn Abbey & Robert Lynn Asprin (Tor 0-812-53037-3, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $7.95, 307pp, tp) [Elfquest] Original anthology of 9 shared-world “Elfquest” stories.

Elfquest Volume I Wendy & Richard Pini (Donning/Starblaze 0-89865-626-5, Mar ’88 [May ’88], $5.95, 88pp, tp) [Elfquest] Reprint (Donning/Starblaze 1981) fantasy graphic novel. This is a new digest-size paperback edition with an introduction by Andre Norton.

Fire and Flight Wendy & Richard Pini (Titan 1-85286-114-2, Sep ’88 [Oct ’88], £8.95, 186pp, tp) [Elfquest] Reprint (Donning/Starblaze 1981) fantasy graphic novel. Volume 1 in the “Complete Elfquest” series. This edition includes extra covers and ‘omitted’ pages, but has much poorer reproduction than the original. [First U.K. edition]

Lizard Music D. Manus Pinkwater (Bantam Skylark 0-553-15605-5, Jun ’88, $2.95, 136pp, pb) Reprint (Dodd, Mead 1976) juvenile fantasy novella; rock’n’roll lizards in Thunderbolt city.

Last Deadly Lie Caleb Pirtle (Paperjacks 0-7701-0909-8, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $3.95, 306pp, pb) Horror novel. First U.S. edition (McLennan 1986).

George Orwell’s Guide Through Hell Robert Plank (Borgo Press 0-89370-299-4, Dec ’86 [Jul ’88], $7.95, 123pp, tp) Non-fiction, critical work, a psychological study of 1984. The book is dated 1986, distributed in 1987, not seen until 1988. [George Orwell]

Garden of Evil Edmund Plante (Leisure 0-8439-2683-X, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $3.95, 368pp, pb) [Seed of Evil] Horror novel about evil plants. Sequel to Seed of Evil.

Seed of Evil Edmund Plante (Leisure 0-8439-2581-7, Feb ’88 [Apr ’88], $3.95, 367pp, pb) [Seed of Evil] Horror novel of a demonic child.

Free Zone Charles Platt (Avon 0-380-75411-8, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.50, 233pp, pb) Humorous sf novel, a spoof on most of the major themes in sf; it acknowledges ideas “stolen from...Wells, Heinlein, Kornbluth, Bester... etc.”

Plasm Charles Platt (Grafton 0-586-07428-7, Dec ’88, £2.99, 236pp, pb) [Piers Anthony’s Worlds of Chthon] Reprint (Signet 1987) sf novelization. In the “Piers Anthony’s Worlds of Chthon” series. [First U.K. edition]

Soma Charles Platt (NAL Signet 0-451-15764-8, Jan ’89, $3.95, 236pp, pb) [Piers Anthony’s Worlds of Chthon] Science fiction novel, the second written by Platt and set in Piers Anthony’s Worlds of Chthon. A sequel to Plasm.

Tales of Mystery and The Imagination Edgar Allan Poe (Mysterious Press 0-89296-350-6, Oct ’88 [Aug ’88], $25.00, 303pp, hc) Reprint (Harrap 1919) collection, illustrated by Harry Clarke. This is a facsimile of the famous earlier edition (with what are generally considered the best Poe illustrations ever), with an introduction by Richard Dalby written for the 1987 British facsimile edition.

The Annals of the Heechee Frederik Pohl (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32566-4, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $3.95, 341pp, pb) [Heechee (Robinette Broadhead)] Reprint (Del Rey 1987) sf novel, Book Four of the “Heechee Saga”. Brings an excellent series to a fitting close. Highly recommended. (CNB)

Beyond the Blue Event Horizon Frederik Pohl (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-35046-4, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $3.95, 309pp, pb) [Heechee (Robinette Broadhead)] Reissue (Del Rey 1980) sf novel, Book Two of the “Heechee Saga”. 10th printing.

Chernobyl Frederik Pohl (Bantam Spectra 0-553-27193-8, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $4.50, 357pp, pb) Reprint (Bantam 1987) associational novel.

The Day the Martians Came Frederik Pohl (Easton Press, Nov ’88, no price, 248pp, hc) Sf novel. Limited, signed leatherbound edition, simultaneous with the trade edition.

The Day the Martians Came Frederik Pohl (St. Martin’s 0-312-02183-6, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $15.95, 248pp, hc) Episodic novel based on ten sf stories plus connecting material. Seven of the stories have appeared before.

Gateway Frederik Pohl (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34690-4, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $3.50, 313pp, pb) [Heechee (Robinette Broadhead)] Reissue (St. Martin’s 1977) sf novel, winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards. 14th printing; over 840,000 paperbacks in print.

Gateway Frederik Pohl (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34690-4, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $3.50, 313pp, pb) [Heechee (Robinette Broadhead)] Reissue (St. Martin’s 1977) sf novel, Book One of the “Heechee Saga”. Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards. Highly recommended. (CNB) 13th printing.

Heechee Rendezvous Frederik Pohl (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-30055-6, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $3.50, 331pp, pb) [Heechee (Robinette Broadhead)] Reissue (Del Rey 1984) sf novel, Book 3 of the “Heechee Saga”. sixth printing.

Narabedla Ltd. Frederik Pohl (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33974-6, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $16.95, 375pp, hc) Sf novel.

Narabedla Ltd. Frederik Pohl (SFBC #13867, Sep ’88 [Oct ’88], $4.98, 309pp, hc) Reprint (Del Rey 1988) sf novel.

Land’s End Frederik Pohl & Jack Williamson (Tor 0-312-93071-2, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $18.95, 370pp, hc) Sf disaster novel. A comet destroys the ozone layer and only those living in undersea cities thrive.

Land’s End Frederik Pohl & Jack Williamson (SFBC #14329, Dec ’88, $6.50, 369pp, hc) Reprint (Tor 1988) sf novel.

Unquenchable Fire Rachel Pollack (Century 0-7126-2341-8, Jul ’88, £5.95, 390pp, tp) [Unquenchable Fire] Fantasy novel. Also available in hc (-1950-X) for £11.95.

In Hot Blood Petru Popescu (Ballantine Fawcett 0-449-14554-9, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.95, 328pp, pb) Horror, a New Orleans vampire novel.

Caliban Landing Steven Popkes (Worldwide Library 0-373-30304-1, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.95, 253pp, pb) Reprint (Congdon & Weed 1987) offworld sf novel. An exploration team accidentally kills a native and must stay and try to make it right.

Salt Twelve Francis A. Porter (Fithian Press 0-936784-58-X, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $9.95, 254pp, tp) Sf novel, a satirical look at the arms race from the perspective of superintelligent aliens.

Kiev Footprint Carl A. Posey (Gold Eagle 0-373-62103-5, Aug ’88, £2.95, 251pp, pb) Reprint (Dodd, Mead 1983) near-future Cold War thriller. [First U.K. edition]

Sparrow’s Flight Richard Posner (Evans 0-87131-544-0, Aug ’88, $12.95, 220pp, hc) Associational; young-adult novel about a group of misfits who band together to create their own fantasy worlds, including writing sf and fantasy.

Amerika Brauna E. Pouns (Headline Open Market 0-7472-3093-5, 1987 [Jun ’88], £2.95, 412pp, pb) Reprint (Pocket 1987) novelization of the TV mini-series, based on a screenplay by Donald Wrye. Special ‘Open Market’ edition, not available in the UK.

The Mercenary Jerry E. Pournelle (Franklin Watts 0-531-15084-4, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $17.95, 267pp, hc) [John Christian Falkenberg] Sf novel, part of the “Falkenberg” military series. Contains a new introduction by David Drake. This is the first hardcover edition.

Janissaries III: Storms of Victory Jerry E. Pournelle & Roland J. Green (Ace 0-441-38299-1, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $3.95, 314pp, pb) [Janissaries] Military sf novel, third in the “Janissaries” series. The hardcover was published with only Pournelle’s name on the cover, but the paperback has both names.

There Will Be War Volume VII: Call to Battle ed. Jerry E. Pournelle (Tor 0-812-54963-5, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $3.95, 375pp, pb) Anthology of both fiction and non-fiction pieces on war. Six of the stories are originals.

War World, Vol. I: The Burning Eye ed. Jerry E. Pournelle (Baen 0-671-65420-9, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $3.95, 366pp, pb) [War World] Shared world sf original anthology of 9 stories set in Pournelle’s CoDominium universe.

The Anubis Gates Tim Powers (Ace 0-441-02382-7, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $3.95, 387pp, pb) Reissue (Ace 1983) award-winning time travel fantasy novel; sixth printing. Recommended. (CNB)

On Stranger Tides Tim Powers (SFBC #12005, Apr ’88 [Jun ’88], $6.98, 312pp, hc) Reprint (Ace 1987) fantasy adventure novel of pirates and voodoo in 1817.

On Stranger Tides Tim Powers (Grafton 0-246-13236-1, Aug ’88, £6.95, 352pp, tp) Reprint (Ace 1987) combination Voodoo fantasy novel and pirate adventure. Also available in hc (-13152-7) for £11.95. [First U.K. edition]

On Stranger Tides Tim Powers (Ace 0-441-62686-6, Nov ’88, $3.95, 322pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1987) dark fantasy/historical/pirate novel.

Stepfather Bank D. C. Poyer (St. Martin’s 0-312-91045-2, Sep ’88 [Oct ’88], $3.50, 277pp, pb) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1987) sf novel.

Conversations with Lord Byron on Perversion, 163 Years After His Lordship’s Death Amanda Prantera (Abacus 0-349-10038-1, Nov ’88, £3.99, 174pp, tp) Reprint (Cape 1987) literary sf novel.

The Colour of Magic Terry Pratchett (NAL Signet 0-451-15705-2, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $3.50, 253pp, pb) [Discworld] Reissue (Colin Smythe 1983) humorous fantasy novel, first of the “Discworld” series. Fourth printing.

The Dark Side of the Sun Terry Pratchett (Corgi 0-552-13326-4, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], £2.50, 159pp, pb) Reprint (Colin Smythe 1976) humorous sf novel

Equal Rites Terry Pratchett (NAL Signet 0-451-15704-4, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $3.50, 254pp, pb) [Discworld] Humorous fantasy novel, Book three of the “Discworld” series. Recommended. (FCM) First American edition (Gollancz 1987).

Equal Rites Terry Pratchett (SFBC #13931, Oct ’88, $4.98, 183pp, hc) [Discworld] Reprint (Gollancz 1987) humorous fantasy novel, third in the “Discworld” series.

The Light Fantastic Terry Pratchett (NAL Signet 0-451-15297-2, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $3.50, 255pp, pb) [Discworld] Humorous fantasy novel, second in the “Discworld” series. First U.S. edition (Colin Smythe 1986).

Mort Terry Pratchett (Corgi 0-552-13106-7, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], £2.99, 272pp, pb) [Discworld] Reprint (Gollancz 1987) humorous fantasy novel. Death hires an apprentice and retires to be a short-order cook. Hilarious as usual. Strongly recommended. (PSP) Volume 4 in the “Colour of Magic” series.

Sourcery Terry Pratchett (Gollancz 0-575-04217-6, May ’88, £10.95, 243pp, hc) [Discworld] Fantasy novel. Volume 5 in the “Colour of Magic” series.

Strata Terry Pratchett (Corgi 0-552-13325-6, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], £2.50, 192pp, pb) Reprint (Colin Smythe 1981) humorous sf novel.

Wyrd Sisters Terry Pratchett (Gollancz 0-575-04363-6, Nov ’88, £10.95, 251pp, hc) [Discworld] Humorous fantasy novel. This time Pratchett parodies half of Shakespeare, with emphasis on Hamlet and Macbeth. Surprisingly the series still seems as fresh as when it started. Strongly recommended. (PSP) Volume 6 in the “Colour of Magic” series.

Warlord of Antares Dray Prescot (DAW 0-88677-269-9, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $3.50, 255pp, pb) [Dray Prescot] Fantasy novel. “Dray Prescot” #37 — and the last for now. Contains a glossary for books 23-36.

Arthur C. Clarke’s Venus Prime Volume 2: Maelstrom Paul Preuss (Avon 0-380-75345-6, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $3.95, 268pp, pb) [Venus Prime] Sf novelization, second in a series based on a Clarke short story. Packaged by Byron Preiss Visual Productions. There is an afterword by Clarke plus a set of “blueprints” by Darrel Anderson.

Starfire Paul Preuss (Tor 0-312-93056-9, Feb ’88, $17.95, 310pp, hc) Near future sf novel about NASA and a space mission.

Starfire Paul Preuss (SFBC #13868, Sep ’88 [Oct ’88], $6.98, 310pp, hc) Reprint (Tor 1988) sf novel.

Starfire Paul Preuss (Simon & Schuster UK 0-671-69960-1, Oct ’88, £11.95, 310pp, hc) Reprint (Tor 1988) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

The Affirmation Christopher Priest (Gollancz 0-575-04283-4, Dec ’88, £2.99, 213pp, pb) Reprint (Faber 1981) sf novel. Volume 29 in the “VGSF Classics” series.

The Space Machine Christopher Priest (Gollancz 0-575-03994-9, Mar ’88, £3.50, 363pp, pb) Reprint (Faber 1976) sf novel. Volume 22 in the “VGSF Classics” series.

A Haunting Refrain Alison Prince (Methuen 0-416-05322-X, May ’88 [Oct ’88], £7.95, 108pp, hc) Supernatural stories on the theme of music.

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