The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Arabesques: More Tales of the Arabian Nights ed. Susan M. Shwartz (Pan 0-330-30506-9, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], £3.99, 324pp, pb) Reprint (Avon 1988) original anthology of Arabian Nights-type stories, with new work by Niven, Wolfe, Lee, Norton, etc. A quasi shared world book. [First U.K. edition]

Blood Farm Sam Siciliano (Pageant 0-517-00660-X, Sep ’88, $3.95, 336pp, pb) Horror/occult novel — the undead look for fresh blood. A first novel.

The Burning Land Barbara & Scott Siegel (Teens 0-416-03202-8, Mar ’88, £1.95, 152pp, pb) [Firebrats] Reprint (Pocket 1987) young-adult post-holocaust novel. Volume 1 in the “Firebrats” series. [First U.K. edition]

Firebrats #4: Shockwave Barbara & Scott Siegel (Pocket Archway 0-671-60682-4, Feb ’88, $2.50, 160pp, pb) [Firebrats] Young-adult sf novel in a post-holocaust series.

Shockwave Barbara & Scott Siegel (Teens 0-416-04552-9, Sep ’88 [Oct ’88], £1.95, 150pp, pb) [Firebrats] Reprint (Pocket 1988) young-adult sf novel. Volume 4 in the “Firebrats” series. [First U.K. edition]

Survivors Barbara & Scott Siegel (Teens 0-416-03192-7, Mar ’88, £1.95, 150pp, pb) [Firebrats] Reprint (Pocket 1987) young-adult post-holocaust novel. Volume 2 in the “Firebrats” series. [First U.K. edition]

Thunder Mountain Barbara & Scott Siegel (Teens 0-416-04542-1, Jul ’88, £1.95, 146pp, pb) [Firebrats] Reprint (Pocket 1987) young-adult post-holocaust novel. Volume 3 in the “Firebrats” series. [First U.K. edition]

Hugo Gernsback: Father of Modern Science Fiction Mark Siegel (Borgo Press 0-89370-274-9, Mar ’88, $7.95, 96pp, ph) Non-fiction, essays on Gernsback (a defense of him), Frank Herbert (politics in Dune), and Bram Stoker (“Dracula as Anti-Quest”). [Hugo Gernsback]

C.A.D.S. # 5: Tech Satan [by Ryder Syvertsen] John Sievert (Zebra 0-8217-2313-8, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $2.95, 286pp, pb) [C.A.D.S.] High-tech post-catastrophe military novel.

C.A.D.S. # 6: Tech Inferno [by Ryder Syvertsen] John Sievert (Zebra 0-8217-2410-X, Jul ’88, $2.95, 255pp, pb) [C.A.D.S.] Post-holocaust adventure novel. Men in fighting suits battle the evil communists.

Frank Frazetta’s Death Dealer Book 2: Lords of Destruction James R. Silke (Tor 0-812-53821-8, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.95, 342pp, pb) [Death Dealer] Fantasy novel set in ancient Atlantis. The series is based on a Frazetta painting, and features a Frazetta cover.

Prisoner of the Horned Helmet James R. Silke & Frank Frazetta (Tor 0-812-53823-4, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $3.50, 314pp, pb) [Death Dealer] Sword & sorcery barbarian fantasy novel by James Silke, based on a cover by Frank Frazetta. There are no interior illustrations.

Prisoner of the Horned Helmet James R. Silke & Frank Frazetta (Grafton 0-586-07017-6, Oct ’88, £2.99, 303pp, pb) [Death Dealer] Reprint (Tor 1988) fantasy novel based on an idea, and artwork, by Frank Frazetta. Volume 1 in the “Death Dealer” series. [First U.K. edition]

Come Thirteen David B. Silva (Leisure 0-8439-2569-8, Mar ’88, $3.95, 348pp, pb) Horror novel.

Best of the Horror Show, An Adventure in Terror ed. David B. Silva (2AM 0-937491-05-05, Nov ’87 [Mar ’88], $9.95, 125pp, tp) Anthology of 22 horror stories, plus an appendix giving contents of The Horror Show for its first 4 1/2 years. Dated 1987; not seen until 1988.

At Winter’s End Robert Silverberg (Warner 0-446-51384-9, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $17.95, 404pp, hc) [New Springtime] Far future, post-Catastrophe sf novel. A changed humanity re-emerges onto a changed world.

At Winter’s End Robert Silverberg (Gollancz 0-575-04273-7, Jun ’88, £11.95, 404pp, hc) [New Springtime] Reprint (Warner 1988) quaint ‘prehistoric’ fantasy set millions of years in the future as a young monkey-like creature ‘comes of age’ in the ruins of human civilization. [First U.K. edition]

Collision Course Robert Silverberg (Tor 0-812-55473-6, Oct ’88, $2.95, 180pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1961) science fiction first contact novel. This has the 1976 Ace edition introduction.

Lord Valentine’s Castle Robert Silverberg (Pan 0-330-26462-1, Feb ’88, £3.50, 506pp, pb) [Majipoor] Reissue (Harper & Row 1980) sf novel. Volume 1 in the “Majipoor” series.

Majipoor Chronicles Robert Silverberg (Pan 0-330-28117-8, Feb ’88, £3.50, 317pp, pb) [Majipoor] Reissue (Arbor House 1982) young-adult sf collection. Volume 2 in the “Majipoor” series.

The Masks of Time/Born with the Dead/Dying Inside Robert Silverberg (Bantam Spectra 0-553-27286-1, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $4.95, 561pp, pb) Omnibus of 2 sf novels plus three novellas. “Going” and “Thomas the Proclaimer”, included with “Born with the Dead”, are not mentioned on the title page, and there is no contents page. (The three novellas made up the original Born with the Dead collection.) There is also a new introduction.

Project Pendulum Robert Silverberg (Walker Millennium 0-8027-6712-5, Sep ’87 [Feb ’88], no price, 200pp, hc) Young-adult sf novel of twins and time travel. This is one of the 350-copy signed, limited, boxed edition which has limitation and signature pages bound in and a full cloth binding. Otherwise the same as the trade edition. We don’t know about its availability.

The Secret Sharer Robert Silverberg (Underwood-Miller 0-88733-056-8, Feb ’88, $35.00, 107pp, hc) Sf novella, signed, boxed edition of 250 copies. This Nebula nominee is a science fiction version of the famous Conrad story. Recommended. (CNB)

The Secret Sharer Robert Silverberg (Underwood-Miller 0-88733-057-6, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $14.95, 107pp, hc) Sf Nebula-nominated novella. Trade edition of the above.

Star of Gypsies Robert Silverberg (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20618-7, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $3.95, 466pp, pb) Reprint (Fine 1986) sf novel.

Star of Gypsies Robert Silverberg (Orbit 0-7088-8275-7, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], £3.99, 400pp, pb) Reprint (Fine 1986) sf novel.

The Time Hoppers Robert Silverberg (Gollancz 0-575-04040-8, Mar ’88, £2.95, 191pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1967) sf novel.

A Time of Changes Robert Silverberg (Easton Press, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $32.00, 221pp, hc) Reprint (SFBC 1971) sf novel in Easton’s “Masterpieces of Science Fiction” series, available to members only. Leatherbound, gilt-edged. Artwork by Randy Lugana, and a new introduction by Joe Haldeman.

Time of the Great Freeze Robert Silverberg (Tor 0-812-55469-8, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $2.95, 205pp, pb) Reprint (Holt Rinehart & Winston 1964) young-adult sf novel. This has the 1980 introduction from the Ace edition.

Up the Line Robert Silverberg (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32585-0, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], 3.95, 250pp, pb) Reissue (Ballantine 1969) sf time travel novel. Sixth printing.

Valentine Pontifex Robert Silverberg (Pan 0-330-28707-9, Feb ’88, £3.50, 367pp, pb) [Majipoor] Reissue (Arbor House 1983) sf novel. Volume 3 in the “Majipoor” series.

The World Inside/Thorns/Downward to the Earth Robert Silverberg (Bantam Spectra 0-553-27287-X, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $4.95, 487pp, pb) Omnibus of 3 sf novels: Thorns (Ballantine 1967), The World Inside (Doubleday 1971), and Downward to the Earth (SFBC 1970). There is a new introduction by the author.

Born with the Dead/The Saliva Tree ed. Anon. (Tor 0-812-55952-5, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $2.95, 96 + 87pp, pb) Anthology of two novellas which both won the Nebula Award. Bound back-to-back a la the old Ace doubles. Tor Double #2.

Robert Silverberg’s Worlds of Wonder ed. Robert Silverberg (Gollancz 0-575-04356-3, Nov ’88, £4.99, 349pp, pb) Reprint (Warner 1987) anthology of 13 stories, with an essay on each by Silverberg, who also contributes an introduction and autobiographical essay. Also available in hc (-04355-5) for £12.95. [First U.K. edition]

Great Tales of Science Fiction ed. Robert Silverberg & Martin H. Greenberg (Crown/Galahad 0-88365-701-5, Jun ’88, $9.98, 529pp, hc) Reissue (A&W/Galahad 1985) anthology, an abridged version of The Arbor House Treasury of Science Fiction Masterpieces (Arbor House 1983). Has the same ISBN as earlier edition, but says “published 1988” and has a new dust jacket.

The Mammoth Book of Fantasy All-Time Greats ed. Robert Silverberg & Martin H. Greenberg (Robinson 0-948164-71-9, Jun ’88, £4.95, 431pp, tp) Reprint (Arbor House 1983, as The Fantasy Hall of Fame) fantasy anthology. [First U.K. edition]

Mad, Mad Monday Herma Silverstein (Dutton Lodestar 0-525-67239-7, Feb ’88, $12.95, 120pp, hc) Humorous juvenile fantasy novel; a teenager conjures up a teenage ghost from the fifties.

Satan’s Spawn Richard J. Silverthorn (Avon 0-380-75316-2, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $3.95, 247pp, pb) Possessed child horror novel.

All Flesh Is Grass Clifford D. Simak (Avon 0-380-39933-4, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $3.50, 254pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1965) sf novel; third printing.

All the Traps of Earth Clifford D. Simak (Avon 0-380-45500-5, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $3.50, 278pp, pb) Reissue (Doubleday 1962) collection of 9 stories; second Avon printing.

Brother and Other Stories Clifford D. Simak (Methuen 0-413-17760-2, Dec ’88, £2.95, 165pp, pb) Reprint (Severn House 1986) sf collection, edited and introduced by Francis Lyall.

City Clifford D. Simak (Methuen 0-413-14630-8, Aug ’88, £3.50, 255pp, pb) [City (Websters)] Reprint (Gnome 1952) sf collection. This edition follows the contents of the Ace 1981 edition by including the story “Epilog”.

Cosmic Engineers Clifford D. Simak (Methuen 0-417-05730-X, Oct ’88, £2.95, 159pp, pb) Reissue (Gnome Press 1950) sf novel.

Highway of Eternity Clifford D. Simak (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32497-8, Jun ’88 [May ’88], $3.50, 294pp, pb) Reprint (Del Rey 1986) sf novel.

Off-Planet Clifford D. Simak (Methuen 0-413-18500-1, Aug ’88, £10.95, 223pp, hc) A collection of seven stories not set on Earth, all but one of them previously uncollected. Edited and selected by Francis Lyall. Recommended. (PSP)

Shakespeare’s Planet Clifford D. Simak (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-29870-5, Jun ’88 [May ’88], $2.95, 202pp, pb) Reissue (Berkley Putnam 1976) sf novel, third Del Rey printing.

They Walked Like Men Clifford D. Simak (Avon 0-380-42861-X, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $3.50, 256pp, pb) Reissue (Doubleday 1962) sf novel; third printing.

The Visitors Clifford D. Simak (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-28387-2, Jun ’88 [May ’88], $2.95, 282pp, pb) Reissue (Del Rey 1980) sf novel; sixth printing.

Way Station Clifford D. Simak (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33246-6, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $2.95, 236pp, pb) Reissue (Doubleday 1963) sf novel, winner of the Hugo award. This printing drops the author’s afterword added in 1980.

Way Station Clifford D. Simak (Easton Press, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], no price, 210pp, hc) Reprint (Doubleday 1963) sf novel. This is a leatherbound, gilt edge edition available only to members of the Easton Press limited edition club. It contains an introduction by Jack Williamson and artwork by Vincent DiFate. This novel, considered Simak’s best, won the Hugo in 1964.

Where the Evil Dwells Clifford D. Simak (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33438-8, Jun ’88 [May ’88], $3.50, 249pp, pb) Reissue (Del Rey 1982) fantasy novel; fourth printing.

Why Call Them Back from Heaven Clifford D. Simak (Avon 0-380-50575-4, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $3.50, 191pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1967) sf novel.

Gog Andrew Sinclair (Sceptre 0-340-48608-2, Sep ’88, £6.99, 486pp, tp) [Albion] Reprint (Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1967) literary fantasy novel. Volume 1 in the “Albion” Triptych.

King Ludd Andrew Sinclair (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-48556-6, Sep ’88 [Oct ’88], £11.95, 352pp, hc) [Albion] Literary fantasy novel. Volume 3 in the “Albion” Triptych.

Blood Libels Clive Sinclair (Picador 0-330-29455-5, Apr ’88, £3.95, 191pp, tp) Reprint (Allison & Busby 1985) novel about anti-Semitism set in an alternate present.

Ghost Host Marilyn Singer (Scholastic 0-590-41547-6, Sep ’88 [Oct ’88], $2.50, 199pp, pb) Reprint (Harper & Row 1987) young-adult ghost story.

Horsemaster Marilyn Singer (Macmillan Collier 0-02-044991-7, Oct ’88, $3.50, 179pp, pb) Reprint (Atheneum 1985) young-adult fantasy novel about a girl, a flying horse, and their mission in a far-off land.

Antibodies David J. Skal (Congdon & Weed 0-86553-199-4, Mar ’88, $15.95, 169pp, hc) Sf novel about cyborgs and religion.

Gray Victory Robert Skimin (St. Martin’s 0-312-01374-4, Feb ’88, $19.95, 378pp, hc) Alternate world novel, in which the South won the Civil War.

Dead Lines John M. Skipp & Craig Spector (Bantam 0-553-27633-6, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.95, 309pp, pb) Horror novel.

The Scream John M. Skipp & Craig Spector (Bantam 0-553-26798-1, Feb ’88, $3.95, 420pp, pb) Rock & Roll horror novel.

The Scream John M. Skipp & Craig Spector (Bantam UK 0-553-17584-X, Sep ’88, £3.50, 420pp, pb) Reprint (Bantam 1988) horror novel. [First U.K. edition]

Ghoul Michael Slade (W.H. Allen Star 0-352-32131-8, Sep ’88, £3.99, 412pp, pb) Reprint (W.H. Allen 1987) horror novel.

Roderick at Random John Sladek (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-341-5, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $3.95, 317pp, pb) [Roderick] Satiric sf novel about robots, sequel to Roderick. First American edition (Granada 1983). Recommended, but be sure to read Roderick in the reprint or British edition. The Timescape version was cut. (CNB)

The Boy Who Reversed Himself William Sleator (Macdonald 0-356-13955-7, Apr ’88 [May ’88], £2.50, 169pp, pb) Reprint (E.P. Dutton 1986) young-adult sf novel. Also available in hc (-13954-9) for £6.99. [First U.K. edition]

The Duplicate William Sleator (Dutton 0-525-44390-8, Apr ’88, $12.95, 154pp, hc) Young-adult sf novel. A boy duplicates himself, but then can’t control the duplicate.

Green Futures of Tycho William Sleator (Macdonald 0-356-13990-5, Jul ’88 [Aug ’88], £1.99, 122pp, pb) Reprint (Dutton 1981) young-adult sf novel. Also available in hc (-13989-1) for £5.99. [First U.K. edition]

House of Stairs William Sleator (Macdonald 0-356-13957-3, Apr ’88, £2.50, 155pp, tp) Reprint (E.P. Dutton 1974) young-adult sf novel. Also available in hc (-13956-5) for £6.99. [First U.K. edition]

Interstellar Pig William Sleator (Teens 0-416-09812-6, May ’88, £1.95, 197pp, pb) [Barney] Reprint (Dutton 1984) young-adult sf novel.

Singularity William Sleator (Macdonald 0-356-13992-1, Jul ’88, £2.50, 144pp, pb) Reprint (Dutton 1985) young-adult sf novel. Also available in hc (-13991-3) for £6.99. [First U.K. edition, not seen]

Don’t Go Near the Water Carolyn Sloan (Hippo 0-590-70968-2, Sep ’88, £1.95, 101pp, pb) Young-adult ghost novel. Volume Two in the “Hauntings” series.

Still Forms on Foxfield Joan Slonczewski (Avon 0-380-75328-6, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $2.95, 214pp, pb) Reprint (Del Rey 1980) science fiction novel about a colony on an alien planet.

The Trouble on Janus Alfred Slote (Harper Trophy 0-06-440216-9, Mar ’88, $2.95, 175pp, tp) [Robot Buddy] Reprint (Lippincott 1985) juvenile sf novel, part of the “Jack and Danny One” series.

The Greenlanders Jane Smiley (Knopf 0-394-55120-6, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $19.95, 558pp, hc) Historical novel, written in the style of the Icelandic Sagas. There are some slight fantasy elements. It tells the story of the “lost” Greenland colony, which eventually died out.

A Rendezvous in Averoigne: The Best Fantastic Tales of Clark Ashton Smith Clark Ashton Smith (Arkham House 0-87054-156-0, May ’88, $22.95, 472pp, hc) Collection culled from various other collections, including the original uncut version of “The City of Singing Flame”. Introduction by Ray Bradbury; illustrations by J.K. Potter.

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