The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Kill Riff David J. Schow (Tor 0-312-93065-8, May ’88, $17.95, 406pp, hc) Psychological horror novel.

Silver Scream ed. David J. Schow (Dark Harvest 0-913165-27-1, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $19.95, 369pp, hc) Anthology of 21 horror stories dealing with theatre and tv.

Silver Scream ed. David J. Schow (Tor 0-812-52555-8, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $3.95, 500pp, pb) Reprint (Dark Harvest 1988) original horror anthology of 21 stories.

The Meaning of Life Darrell Schweitzer (Chris Drumm 0-936055-35-9, 1988, $2.75, 50pp, ph) Original collection of three stories. There is also a signed edition (-36-7, $6) which has an added limerick. Drumm Booklet #30.

Discovering Modern Horror Fiction II ed. Darrell Schweitzer (Starmont 0-916732-93-2, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $9.95, 169pp, tp) Non-fiction, anthology of critical essays on various writers.

Weird Tales Number 291 ed. Darrell Schweitzer, John Gregory Betancourt & George H. Scithers (Weird Tales, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $20.00, 130pp, hc) Anthology/magazine. A hardcover edition of the special Tanith Lee issue. There is also a signed, limited edition at $50.00.

Weird Tales: Spring 1988 ed. George H. Scithers, John Gregory Betancourt & Darrell Schweitzer (Terminus, Feb ’88, $50.00, 146pp, hc) Fantasy anthology magazine, “special Gene Wolfe issue.” A signed, limited edition of the 65th anniversary issue of Weird Tales. This is one of 100 signed, numbered copies. A trade edition of 400 copies was also published, at $20.00.

Tales from the Spaceport Bar ed. George H. Scithers & Darrell Schweitzer (NEL 0-450-48909-4, Nov ’88, £2.99, 235pp, pb) Reprint (Avon 1987) sf anthology. [First U.K. edition]

The Strange Nation of Rafael Mendes Moacyr Scliar (Ballantine 0-345-34861-3, Jan ’89, $4.95, 298pp, pb) Reprint (Harmony 1987) novel of magic realism; translated by Eloah F. Giacomelli.

Blow-Out! Thomas N. Scortia & Frank M. Robinson (St. Martin’s 0-312-91040-1, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $3.95, 393pp, pb) Reprint (Franklin Watts 1987) future disaster novel.

The Shaman’s Stone Hugh Scott (Andersen Press 0-86264-195-0, Apr ’88, £5.95, 144pp, hc) Young-adult occult novel. [Not seen]

Five-Twelfths of Heaven Melissa Scott (Gollancz 0-575-04287-7, Jun ’88, £3.50, 339pp, pb) [Silence Leigh] Reprint (Baen 1985) sf novel. Volume 1 in the “Silence Leigh” trilogy. [First U.K. edition]

The Roads of Heaven Melissa Scott (SFBC #12385, May ’88, $8.98, 760pp, hc) [Silence Leigh] Omnibus edition of the “Silence Leigh” sf trilogy Five-Twelfths of Heaven (1985), Silence in Solitude (1986) and The Empress of Earth (1987), all originally from Baen.

The Armor of Light Melissa Scott & Lisa A. Barnett (Baen 0-671-69783-8, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $3.95, 504pp, pb) Alternate-world fantasy novel in which witches threaten the King of Scotland in 1593. Elizabeth I sends her champion to help him keep his throne.

Demon’s Law Michael Scott (Sphere 0-7221-7776-3, Apr ’88, £3.99, 294pp, tp) [Tales of the Bard] Fantasy novel. Volume 2 in the “Tales of the Bard” series.

The Last of the Fianna Michael Scott (Magnet 0-416-07812-5, Apr ’88, £1.75, 111pp, pb) Reprint (Pied Piper 1987) young-adult fantasy novel based on Irish legends.

Navigator Michael Scott & Gloria Gaghan (Methuen 0-413-17350-X, Mar ’88, £3.95, 202pp, tp) Historical fantasy novel.

Miss Fanshawe and the Great Dragon Adventure Sue Scullard (St. Martin’s 0-312-00510-5, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $7.95, unpaginated, hc) Reissue (Macmillan UK 1986) children’s picture book with almost no text. The artwork and construction is excellent for adults too. Recommended. (CNB) Second printing.

Films of Science Fiction and Fantasy Baird Searles (Harry N. Abrams 0-8109-0922-7, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $39.95, 234pp, hc) Non-fiction, illustrated bibliography/filmography arranged by subject: Space, Time, Futures, etc. Contains more full color and unusual scenes than most books of its type, as well as intelligent commentary. Recommended. (CNB)

Le Guin and Identity in Contemporary Fiction Bernard Selinger (UMI 0-8357-1831-X, Jan ’88 [Feb ’88], $37.95, 183pp, hc) Non-fiction, literary criticism. [Ursula K. Le Guin]

A Question of Destiny Pamela F. Service (Macmillan Collier 0-02-044981-X, Mar ’88 [Apr ’88], $2.95, 160pp, pb) Reprint (Atheneum 1986) young-adult sf novel.

The Reluctant God Pamela F. Service (Macmillan Atheneum 0-689-31404-3, Apr ’88, $13.95, 211pp, hc) Young-adult fantasy novel about two teenagers, one an ancient Egyptian who has been in suspended animation, and their adventures in the present.

Stinker from Space Pamela F. Service (Macmillan Scribner’s 0-684-18910-0, Mar ’88 [Apr ’88], $11.95, 83pp, hc) [Stinker] Young-adult sf novella. An alien takes over the body of a skunk.

Tomorrow’s Magic Pamela F. Service (Ballantine Fawcett Juniper 0-449-70305-3, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $2.95, 196pp, pb) [Winter of Magic’s Return] Reprint (Atheneum 1987) young-adult fantasy novel, sequel to Winter of Magic’s Return.

When the Night Wind Howls Pamela F. Service (Ballantine Fawcett Juniper 0-449-70279-0, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $2.50, 144pp, pb) Reprint (Atheneum 1987) young-adult suspense/supernatural novel.

Winter of Magic’s Return Pamela F. Service (Ballantine Fawcett Juniper 0-449-70202-2, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $2.50, 194pp, pb) [Winter of Magic’s Return] Reprint (Atheneum 1985) young-adult fantasy novel. In an England devastated by nuclear war, the legendary King Arthur returns to save the realm. Second printing.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream William Shakespeare (Donning/Starblaze 0-89865-710-5, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $9.95, 91pp, tp) Art book; Shakespeare’s play beautifully illustrated in full color by Charles Vess.

A Time to Remember Stanley Shapiro (NAL Signet 0-451-15484-3, Aug ’88, $3.95, 274pp, pb) Reprint (Random House 1986) sf novel. A man travels back in time to prevent John Kennedy’s assassination.

A Girl of Many Parts Mitchell Sharmat (Dell Laurel-Leaf 0-440-20209-4, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $2.95, 151pp, pb) Young-adult sf novel of a girl and her computer-made copy.

Medusa’s Children Bob Shaw (Baen 0-671-65387-3, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $2.95, 217pp, pb) Reprint (Gollancz 1977) sf novel.

The Ragged Astronauts Bob Shaw (Baen 0-671-65405-5, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $3.50, 310pp, pb) [Land & Overland] Reprint (Gollancz 1986) sf novel; a Hugo nominee.

Ship of Strangers Bob Shaw (Gollancz 0-575-04331-8, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], £2.99, 234pp, pb) [A.E.S.O.P.] Reprint (Gollancz 1978) sf novel.

Who Goes Here? Bob Shaw (Gollancz 0-575-04259-1, Apr ’88, £2.95, 253pp, pb) [Warren Peace] Collection of the title humorous sf novel (Gollancz 1977) plus a humorous novelette, “The Giaconda Caper”.

The Wooden Spaceships Bob Shaw (Gollancz 0-575-03894-2, Mar ’88 [Apr ’88], £10.95, 294pp, hc) [Land & Overland] Sf novel. Volume 2 in the “Land & Overland” series.

The Wooden Spaceships Bob Shaw (Baen 0-671-65419-5, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $15.95, 294pp, hc) [Land & Overland] Sf novel, second in a trilogy which began with The Ragged Astronauts. First American edition (Gollancz 1988).

The Illuminatus Trilogy Robert J. Shea & Robert Anton Wilson (Dell 0-440-53981-1, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $10.95, 805pp, tp) [Illuminatus] Reprint (Dell 1975) omnibus of Eye in the Pyramid, The Golden Apple, and Leviathan.

Hunter/Victim Robert Sheckley (Methuen 0-413-18150-2, May ’88 [Apr ’88], £10.95, 238pp, hc) [Hunt] Reprint (Signet 1988) sf novel about the origins of The Hunt. Volume 3 in the “Hunt” series. [First U.K. edition]

Hunter/Victim Robert Sheckley (Methuen 0-413-19450-7, Nov ’88, £3.50, 238pp, pb) [Hunt] Reprint (Signet 1988) sf novel. Volume 3 in the “Hunt” series.

The Nimrod Hunt Charles Sheffield (Headline 0-7472-3078-1, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], £3.50, 401pp, pb) Reprint (Baen 1986) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

Sight of Proteus Charles Sheffield (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34433-2, Apr ’88, $3.50, 246pp, pb) [Behrooz Wolf] Reprint (Ace 1978) sf novel.

Trader’s World Charles Sheffield (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34432-4, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $3.95, 279pp, pb) [Mike Asparian] Sf novel set on an Earth recovering from a worldwide war. Some sections previously published.

The Web Between the Worlds Charles Sheffield (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34435-9, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $3.50, 249pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1979) sf novel about the building of an elevator to orbit. This edition has an added 1988 note on Dynamic Beanstalks.

Frankenstein Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (Blackie 0-216-92326-3, Oct ’88 [Nov ’88], £9.95, 222pp, hc) [Frankenstein] Reprint (Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones 1818) horror novel. This edition is illustrated throughout by the late Charles Keeping.

Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (Purnell 0-361-08208-8, Aug ’88, £2.99, 125pp, tp) [Frankenstein] Reprint (Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones 1818) horror novel. Abridged by Wendy Hobson. Illustrated throughout by Caroline Church.

The Jaguar Hunter Lucius Shepard (Paladin 0-586-08719-2, Oct ’88, £5.95, 429pp, tp) Sf collection. This edition differs from the 1987 Arkham House version — it drops “R & R”, and adds “Solitario’s Eyes”, “Delta Sly Honey” and “The Exercise of Faith”.

The Jaguar Hunter Lucius Shepard (Kerosina 0-948893-37-0, Nov ’88 [Dec ’88], £13.95, 430pp, hc) Reprint (Paladin 1988) sf collection. Revised contents from the Arkham House edition. This is the first world hardcover as such. Limited to 1000 copies. Also issued in a 750-copy signed collector’s edition (-36-2, £40).

Life During Wartime Lucius Shepard (Grafton 0-246-13228-0, May ’88, £10.95, 383pp, hc) Reprint (Bantam 1987) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

The Scalehunter’s Beautiful Daughter Lucius Shepard (Mark V. Ziesing 0-9612970-9-3, Apr ’88, $16.95, 153pp, hc) [Griaule] Fantasy short novel, indirect sequel to “The Man Who Painted the Dragon Griaule”. Also available in a signed, limited edition, $35.00.

Through a Brazen Mirror Delia Sherman (Ace 0-441-89687-1, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.50, 233pp, pb) Fantasy novel. A witch orders her daughter’s execution when a magic mirror prophesies her own death at her daughter’s hand. A first novel.

Corpseman Joel Henry Sherman (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34461-8, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $3.50, 277pp, pb) Sf novel. A cyborg pilot is convicted of a crime and sent to a living hell. A first novel.

The Secret of the Unicorn Queen 1: Swept Away Josepha Sherman (Ballantine Fawcett Columbine 0-449-90295-1, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $3.95, 121pp, pb) [Secret of the Unicorn Queen] Teenage fantasy romance novel for girls, first in a series written by different authors and packaged by Parachute Press.

Blood Sisters Deborah Sherwood (Zebra 0-8217-2309-X, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $3.95, 352pp, pb) Horror novel. 30 years later....

Liavek: Spells of Binding ed. Will Shetterly & Emma Bull (Ace 0-441-48191-4, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $3.50, 245pp, pb) [Liavek] Original fantasy shared world anthology of nine stories, “Liavek” #4.

Chess King Chang Shi-kuo (Asiapac 9971-985-06-3, 1986 [Jan ’88], $8.90 [Singapore], 182pp, pb) Fantasy adventure novel by a Taiwanese author, translated by Ivan David Zimmerman. This appeared in 1986, but we didn’t see it until 1988.

Deserted Cities of the Heart Lewis Shiner (Doubleday Foundation 0-385-24637-4, Jun ’88 [May ’88], $17.95, 273pp, hc) Fantasy novel of near-future politics and old gods in Central America. The mixture of gritty adventure and neo-’60s mysticism is odd, but the storytelling is generally compelling. (FCM)

Deserted Cities of the Heart Lewis Shiner (Abacus 0-349-10001-2, Jul ’88, £3.99, 306pp, tp) Reprint (Doubleday 1988) near-future fantasy/sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

Eclipse Penumbra John Shirley (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20508-3, May ’88, $3.95, 322pp, pb) [Song Called Youth] Sf novel, second in the “Song Called Youth” series.

In Darkness Waiting John Shirley (NAL Onyx 0-451-40080-1, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $3.50, 269pp, pb) Horror novel.

Kamus of Kadizhar: The Black Hole of Carcosa John Shirley (St. Martin’s 0-312-91173-4, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $2.95, 184pp, pb) [Kamus of Kadizhar] Sf detective novel based on a character created by Michael Reaves for The Darkworld Detective.

A Splendid Chaos John Shirley (Franklin Watts 0-531-15065-8, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $17.95, 358pp, hc) Sf novel, illustrated by Ferret. Kidnapped by aliens, groups of humans (and others) struggle to survive on a bizarre planet with weird native life forms.

Queen of Hearts Susan Richards Shreve (Sphere 0-7474-0033-4, Nov ’88, £3.50, 354pp, pb) Reprint (Michael Joseph 1987) occult novel.

She Who Remembers Linda Lay Shuler (Morrow/Arbor House 0-87795-892-0, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $18.95, 400pp, hc) [Time Circle] Historical American Indian fantasy novel set in a 13th-century Anasazi world. A first novel.

She Who Remembers Linda Lay Shuler (Macmillan 0-333-47343-4, Sep ’88 [Oct ’88], £12.95, 395pp, hc) [Time Circle] Reprint (Arbor House 1987) historical American Indian fantasy novel set in a 13th century Anasazi world. [First U.K. edition]

Morning of Creation Mike Shupp (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32550-8, Aug ’88, $3.50, 304pp, pb) [Destiny Makers] Reissue (Del Rey 1986) sf time travel novel, “Destiny Makers” #2.

Soldier of Another Fortune Mike Shupp (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32551-6, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $3.95, 396pp, pb) [Destiny Makers] Sf time travel novel, “Destiny Makers” #3.

With Fate Conspire Mike Shupp (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32549-4, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $3.95, 306pp, pb) [Destiny Makers] Reissue (Del Rey 1985) sf time travel novel, first in the “Destiny Makers” series; third printing.

Queensblade Susan M. Shwartz (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20360-9, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $3.50, 280pp, pb) [Heirs to Byzantium] Alternate world historical fantasy novel, third in the “Heirs to Byzantium” series.

Queensblade Susan M. Shwartz (Pan 0-330-30401-1, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], £2.99, 275pp, pb) [Heirs to Byzantium] Reprint (Questar 1988) fantasy novel. Volume 3 in the “Heirs to Byzantium” series. [First U.K. edition]

Silk Roads and Shadows Susan M. Shwartz (Tor 0-812-55411-6, Feb ’88, $3.95, 337pp, pb) Fantasy novel.

Arabesques: More Tales of the Arabian Nights ed. Susan M. Shwartz (Avon 0-380-75319-7, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $3.50, 258pp, pb) Original anthology of Arabian Nights-type stories, with new work by Niven, Wolfe, Lee, Norton, etc. A quasi shared world book.

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