The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels David Pringle (Grafton 0-246-13420-8, Oct ’88, £7.95, 278pp, tp) Essays on the 100 ‘best’ fantasy novels published since 1945. Also available in hc (-13214-0) for £14.95.

Stellar Fist Geo. W. Proctor (Ace 0-441-78582-4, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.50, 232pp, pb) Military sf novel of interstellar intrigue, starring a female secret agent with psionic abilities.

Great Tales of Horror and the Supernatural ed. Bill Pronzini, Martin H. Greenberg & Barry N. Malzberg (Crown/Galahad 0-88365-699-X, Jun ’88 [Jul ’88], $9.98, 597pp, hc) Reissue (A&W/Galahad 1985) anthology, an abridged version of The Arbor House Treasury of Horror and the Supernatural (Arbor House 1981). Has same ISBN as earlier edition, but says “published 1988” and has a new dust jacket.

Great Tales of Mystery and Suspense ed. Bill Pronzini, Martin H. Greenberg & Barry N. Malzberg (Crown/Galahad 0-88365-700-7, Jun ’88 [Jul ’88], $9.98, 601pp, hc) Reissue (A&W/Galahad 1985) anthology, an abridged version of The Arbor House Treasury of Mystery and Suspense (Arbor House 1981). Has the same ISBN as earlier edition, but says “published 1988” and has a new dust jacket.

In Silence Sealed Kathryn Ptacek (Tor 0-812-52449-7, Feb ’88, $3.95, 306pp, pb) Historical horror novel of the Romantic poets and two sinister sisters.

Women of Darkness ed. Kathryn Ptacek (Tor 0-312-93096-8, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $17.95, 306pp, hc) Original anthology of 20 horror stories by women.

The Madman Theory [by Jack Vance] Ellery Queen (Kinnell 1-870532-01-5, Apr ’88, £9.95, 160pp, hc) Reprint (Pocket 1966) associational novel, written by Jack Vance. [First U.K. edition]

Dreams of Flesh and Sand W. T. Quick (NAL Signet 0-451-15298-0, Apr ’88, $3.50, 301pp, pb) [Dreams of Flesh and Sand] Sf novel in the Cyberpunk mode. A first novel.

Dreamer Daniel Quinn (Tor 0-812-52475-6, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $3.95, 345pp, pb) Horror novel about insanity.

George MacDonald William Raeper (Lion 0-7459-1531-0, Oct ’88, £5.95, 448pp, tp) Reprint (Lion 1987, as Fantasy King: A Biography of George MacDonald) biography of George MacDonald. [Not seen]

The Singing: A Fable About What Makes Us Human Theron Raines (Atlantic Monthly Press 0-87113-177-3, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $12.95, 163pp, hc) Sf novel, the tale of a love affair between an office girl and an alien.

Pray Serpents Prey Nicholas Randers (Critic’s Choice 1-55547-267-2, Sep ’88 [Oct ’88], $3.95, 308pp, pb) Horror novel of evil in a small Montana town.

The Aldebaran Campaign Kevin Randle & Robert Cornett (Ace 0-441-23434-8, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $3.50, 202pp, pb) [Seeds of War] Military sf novel, sequel to Seeds of War.

Remember Gettysburg! Kevin Randle & Robert Cornett (Charter 1-55773-089-X, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $3.50, 231pp, pb) [Remember] Time travel novel — Vietnam vets fight in the Civil War. A sequel to Remember the Alamo.

The Brentford Trilogy Robert Rankin (Abacus 0-349-10028-4, Aug ’88, £4.99, 613pp, tp) [Brentford] Humorous horror omnibus.

The Sprouts of Wrath Robert Rankin (Abacus 0-349-10027-6, Aug ’88, £3.99, 248pp, tp) [Brentford] Humorous horror novel. Volume 4 in the “Brentford” series.

The Forsaken Daniel Ransom (St. Martin’s 0-312-90947-0, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $3.95, 305pp, pb) Horror novel of possession at a summer camp.

The Labyrinth Gate Alis A. Rasmussen (Baen 0-671-69793-5, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $3.50, 345pp, pb) Fantasy novel — a magic deck of tarot cards transports a newlywed couple to another world. In the style of Regency romances. Probably a first novel.

The Spawning Fritzen Ravenswood (Zebra 0-8217-2554-8, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.95, 352pp, pb) Horror novel. A woman gives birth to twins by her demon lover.

Demon Prince: The Dissonant Worlds of Jack Vance Jack Rawlins (Borgo Press 0-89370-263-3, Jun ’86 [Jul ’88], $6.95, 104pp, ph) Non-fiction, critical study of Vance’s work, plus an interview and a short bibliography. This pamphlet is dated 1986, but not seen until 1988. [Jack Vance]

Dragon Prince Melanie Rawn (DAW 0-88677-312-1, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $4.50, 374pp, pb) [Dragon Prince] Fantasy novel, first in a new series. A first novel. The first edition has three states of covers. A) Marked “Preview Edition not for sale”. Also the price is incorrectly given as $3.95. B) Same as ‘A’ without the “Preview Edition” blurb and with the correct price. C) Substitutes a quote from Anne McCaffrey for the original blurb on the front cover, larger print is used for the synopsis on the back cover, the title is embossed in gold and the author’s name is white on a red background.

Freeze William Raynor & Myles Wilder (Critic’s Choice 1-55547-244-3, Jun ’88, $3.95, 284pp, pb) Medical sf novel about cryogenics.

Tales from the Weird Zone: Book 2 Jim Razzi (Pocket Minstrel 0-671-63396-1, Jan ’88 [Feb ’88], $2.50, 72pp, pb) Collection of juvenile fantasy stories.

The Burning Realm Michael Reaves (Baen 0-671-65386-5, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $3.50, 278pp, pb) [Shattered World] Fantasy novel, sequel to The Shattered World.

The Burning Realm Michael Reaves (Orbit 0-7088-8263-3, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], £3.50, 278pp, pb) [Shattered World] Reprint (Baen 1988) fantasy novel. Sequel to The Shattered World. [First U.K. edition]

Dome Michael Reaves & Steve Perry (Gollancz 0-575-04269-9, May ’88, £2.95, 274pp, pb) Reprint (Berkley 1987) sf novel.

Being Michael Redfinn (Leisure 0-8439-2643-0, 1988 [Nov ’88], $3.95, 367pp, pb) Sf novel. Two aerospace engineers prove the existence of UFOs — but are caught in a conspiracy of silence.

Second Sight Anne Redmon (Dutton 0-525-24605-3, Feb ’88, $17.95, 269pp, hc) Psychic novel. First U.S. edition (UK 1987).

Demon Within Dana Reed (Leisure 0-8439-2579-5, Feb ’88 [Apr ’88], $3.95, 368pp, pb) Horror novel. Something evil stalks the hallways of Samantha’s apartment building.

The Summoning Dana Reed (Leisure 0-8439-2656-2, Aug ’88 [Sep ’88], $3.95, 368pp, pb) Horror novel of demons escaping their confinement deep within the Earth.

The Hormone Jungle Robert Reed (Donald I. Fine 1-55611-066-9, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $17.95, 300pp, hc) Hard-edged sf novel.

The Leeshore Robert Reed (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20616-0, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $3.50, 263pp, pb) Reprint (Donald I. Fine 1987) sf novel.

Directed by Jack Arnold Dana M. Reemes (McFarland 0-89950-331-4, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $24.95, 243pp, hc) Non-fiction, critical appreciation of the man who made many of the ’50s sf films. Includes bibliography, filmography, and an introduction by Forrest J Ackerman. [Jack Arnold]

Star Trek: Memory Prime Gar & Judith Reeves-Stevens (Pocket 0-671-65813-1, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $3.95, 309pp, pb) [Star Trek] Novelization in the Star Trek series. Sequel to the tv episode “Memory Alpha”. 42nd in the continuing series.

Star Trek: Memory Prime Gar & Judith Reeves-Stevens (Titan 1-85286-072-3, Oct ’88, £2.95, 309pp, pb) [Star Trek] Sf novelization. Simultaneous with the US (Pocket Books) edition.

Godslayer Mickey Zucker Reichert (DAW 0-88677-207-9, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $2.95, 222pp, pb) [Bifrost Guardians] Reissue (DAW 1987) historic fantasy novel set in ancient Scandinavia, “Bifrost Guardians” #1.

Shadow Climber Mickey Zucker Reichert (DAW 0-88677-284-2, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $3.50, 300pp, pb) [Bifrost Guardians] Historic fantasy novel set in ancient Germany, second in the “Bifrost Guardians” series.

Stephen King: The First Decade, Carrie to Pet Sematary Joseph Reino (Twayne 0-8057-7512-9, Feb ’88, $17.95, 162pp, hc) Non-fiction, critical study.

The King Must Die Mary Renault (Vintage 0-394-75104-3, 1988 [Feb ’88], $6.95, 338pp, tp) [Theseus] Reprint (Pantheon 1958) historical novel with elements of fantasy. This first part of the retelling of the Theseus legend is one of the finest of historical novels (the second part is told in The Bull from the Sea) and a must for lovers of classic fantasy. (CNB)

The Dark Lady Mike Resnick (Legend 0-09-958190-6, Jun ’88, £2.99, 279pp, pb) [Santiago] Reprint (Tor 1987) amusing sf novel about an alien art expert who sets off to find the woman who has inspired artists across several millenia. Set in the same universe as Santiago, but many centuries later. Recommended. (PSP) [First U.K. edition]

Ivory Mike Resnick (Tor 0-312-93093-3, Sep ’88, $17.95, 375pp, hc) Episodic sf novel with mystical elements — a time-spanning look at two immense ivory tusks, their origin, and their connection with the fate of the Masai people.

Santiago Mike Resnick (Legend 0-09-944600-6, Jun ’88, £2.99, 376pp, pb) [Santiago] Reissue (Tor 1986) sf novel.

Shaggy B.E.M. Stories ed. Mike Resnick (Nolacon Press, Sep ’88, $14.95, 262pp, hc) Anthology of 30 parodies and send-ups.

Julian Solo Shelly Reuben (Dodd Mead 0-396-09283-7, Jun ’88 [Aug ’88], $16.95, 216pp, hc) Sf/occult novel about death.

Arthur Machen: A Short Account of His Life and Work Aidan Reynolds & William Charlton (Caermaen Press 0-948482-06-0, Sep ’88 [Oct ’88], £9.50, 202pp, tp) Biography of Arthur Machen. [Not seen]

Adversary Daniel Rhodes (St. Martin’s 0-312-02148-8, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $18.95, 354pp, hc) [Next, After Lucifer] Horror novel, sequel to Next, After Lucifer. Black magic in San Francisco.

Next, After Lucifer Daniel Rhodes (NEL 0-450-42190-2, Apr ’88, £10.95, 258pp, hc) [Next, After Lucifer] Reprint (St. Martin’s 1987) unexceptional horror novel about devil-worshipping Templars. [First U.K. edition]

Next, After Lucifer Daniel Rhodes (Tor 0-812-52505-1, Jul ’88, $3.95, 258pp, pb) [Next, After Lucifer] Reprint (St. Martin’s 1987) horror novel.

The Queen of the Damned Anne Rice (Knopf 0-394-55823-5, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $18.95, 448pp, hc) [Vampire Chronicles] Vampire novel, “The Vampire Chronicles” III, a direct sequel to The Vampire Lestat. More vampire (and anti-vampire) secrets are revealed, and vampire rock star Lestat continues to charm. Less of an eye-opener than Book II, but still an exhilarating entertainment, with some suitably dark moments. (FCM)

Age of the Storyteller Stephen Rich (Advanced Publishing 0-942269-06-3, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $7.95, 263pp, tp) Collection of six “twilight zone” type stories including a novella co-authored with Frank D. Parise. As far as we can tell, all stories are original, as is the publisher (who is also the co-author).

The Unblessed Paul Richards (Zebra 0-8217-2380-4, Jun ’88 [Jul ’88], $3.95, 397pp, pb) Reissue (Zebra 1982) horror novel. A reincarnated hero battles an ancient evil. second printing.

The Harvest Bride Tony Richards (Headline 0-7472-3085-4, Jan ’88 [Dec ’87], £2.95, 279pp, pb) Reprint (Tor 1987) occult novel. Yet another novel about Kali and thuggees, but this one has none of the power of Song of Kali. (PSP) [First U.K. edition]

Cold Feet ed. Jean Richardson (Lightning 0-340-42963-1, Jun ’88, £1.95, 128pp, pb) Reissue (Hodder & Stoughton 1985) young-adult ghost/horror anthology.

Jacob Two-Two and the Dinosaur Mordecai Richler (Bantam Skylark 0-553-15589-X, May ’88 [Jul ’88], $2.75, 82pp, pb) Reprint (Knopf 1987) children’s sf novella. Jacob’s parents bring home a lizard that quickly grows into a Diplodocus.

Space Traders Unlimited Julia Riding (Macmillan Atheneum 0-689-31409-4, Apr ’88, $12.95, 157pp, hc) Young-adult sf novel set on Mars. First U.S. edition (Methuen 1987).

Silverglass J. F. Rivkin (Ace 0-441-76600-5, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.50, 186pp, pb) [Silverglass] Reissue (Ace 1986) fantasy novel about a magician and her female bodyguard. First in a series. Third printing.

Web of Wind J. F. Rivkin (Orbit 0-7088-8245-5, Feb ’88, £2.95, 202pp, pb) [Silverglass] Reprint (Ace 1987) fantasy novel. Volume 2 in the “Silverglass” series. [First U.K. edition]

Endworld # 9: Capital Run David Robbins (Leisure 0-8439-2584-1, Feb ’88, $2.95, 223pp, pb) [Endworld] Post-holocaust sf adventure novel. The Alpha Triad vs. the Red Menace.

Endworld #10: New York Run David Robbins (Leisure 0-8439-2606-6, Apr ’88, $2.95, 208pp, pb) [Endworld] Post-holocaust sf adventure novel. The Alpha Triad vs. the Zombies in underground New York.

Endworld #11: Liberty Run David Robbins (Leisure 0-8439-2644-9, Jul ’88 [Oct ’88], $2.95, 191pp, pb) [Endworld] Post-holocaust adventure novel.

Endworld #12: Houston Run David Robbins (Leisure 0-8439-2672-4, Sep ’88 [Oct ’88], $2.95, 190pp, pb) [Endworld] Post-holocaust adventure novel.

Endworld #13: Anaheim Run David Robbins (Leisure 0-8439-2698-8, Dec ’88, $2.95, 192pp, pb) [Endworld] Post-holocaust adventure novel.

Endworld #14: Seattle Run David Robbins (Leisure 0-8439-2725-9, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $2.95, 184pp, pb) [Endworld] Post-holocaust adventure novel.

Spectre David Robbins (Leisure 0-8439-2681-3, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $3.95, 368pp, pb) Horror novel. It came from beyond the grave — and no one knew how to send it back.

The Wrath David Robbins (Leisure 0-8439-2629-5, Jun ’88 [Oct ’88], $3.95, 365pp, pb) Horror novel.

Legacy of the Sword Jennifer Roberson (DAW 0-88677-124-2, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $3.50, 384pp, pb) [Cheysuli] Reissue (DAW 1986) fantasy novel, #3 in the “Cheysuli” series; third printing.

Legacy of the Sword Jennifer Roberson (Corgi 0-552-13120-2, May ’88, £3.50, 428pp, pb) [Cheysuli] Reprint (DAW 1986) fantasy novel. Volume 3 in the “Chronicles of the Cheysuli” series. [First U.K. edition]

A Pride of Princes Jennifer Roberson (DAW 0-88677-261-3, Feb ’88, $3.95, 453pp, pb) [Cheysuli] Fantasy novel, “Cheysuli” #5.

Shapechangers Jennifer Roberson (DAW 0-88677-140-4, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $2.95, 221pp, pb) [Cheysuli] Reissue (DAW 1984) fantasy novel, first in the “Cheysuli” series; fifth printing.

The Song of Homana Jennifer Roberson (DAW 0-88677-159-5, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $3.50, 352pp, pb) [Cheysuli] Reissue (DAW 1985) fantasy novel, #2 in the “Cheysuli” series; third printing.

Sword-Dancer Jennifer Roberson (DAW 0-88677-152-8, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $3.50, 286pp, pb) [Tiger & Del] Reissue (DAW 1986) sword & sorcery novel, first in the “Sword” series. Fourth printing.

Sword-Singer Jennifer Roberson (DAW 0-88677-295-8, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $3.95, 382pp, pb) [Tiger & Del] Sword & sorcery novel. Second in the “Sword” series.

Track of the White Wolf Jennifer Roberson (DAW 0-88677-193-5, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $3.50, 375pp, pb) [Cheysuli] Reissue (DAW 1987) fantasy novel, #4 in the “Cheysuli” series; third printing.

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