The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Instrumentality of Mankind Cordwainer Smith (Gollancz 0-575-04167-6, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], £3.50, 238pp, pb) [Instrumentality of Mankind] Reprint (Del Rey 1979) sf collection. Volume 28 in the “VGSF Classics” series. [First U.K. edition]

Norstrilia Cordwainer Smith (Gollancz 0-575-04235-4, Mar ’88, £10.95, 275pp, hc) [Instrumentality of Mankind] Reprint (Del Rey 1975) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

Norstrilia Cordwainer Smith (Gollancz 0-575-04166-8, May ’88, £2.95, 275pp, pb) [Instrumentality of Mankind] Reprint (Del Rey 1975) sf novel. Volume 24 in the “VGSF Classics” series.

The Rediscovery of Man Cordwainer Smith (Gollancz 0-575-04165-X, Jun ’88, £3.50, 377pp, pb) Reprint (Ballantine 1975, as The Best of Cordwainer Smith) sf collection. This book really lives up to its original title as the best of Cordwainer Smith and deserves a place on anyone’s bookshelf. Strongly recommended. (PSP) Volume 25 in the “VGSF Classics” series. [First U.K. edition]

The Rediscovery of Man Cordwainer Smith (Gollancz 0-575-04352-0, Sep ’88, £11.95, 377pp, hc) Reprint (Ballantine 1975, as The Best of Cordwainer Smith) sf collection.

Rendezvous D. Alexander Smith (Ace 0-441-71354-8, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $3.50, 280pp, pb) [Marathon] Sf novel, sequel to Marathon. Space opera.

Accursed Guy N. Smith (Arrow 0-09-956390-8, Feb ’88, £2.50, 239pp, pb) Reprint (NEL 1983) horror novel.

Crab’s Moon Guy N. Smith (Dell 0-440-20023-7, Jun ’88 [May ’88], $3.50, 181pp, pb) [Crabs] Horror novel, part of the “Crabs” series. “Tensed, shuddering with hunger, they lurched out of the sea maddened with a need to eat....” First U.S. edition (NEL 1984).

Crabs on the Rampage Guy N. Smith (Dell 0-440-20022-9, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $3.50, 186pp, pb) [Crabs] Horror novel, third in a series featuring killer crabs. “We’d wiped out those mutant monsters. The giant creatures whose hunger raged for human flesh were dead. Or were they?” First U.S. edition (New English Library 1981).

Crabs: The Human Sacrifice Guy N. Smith (NEL 0-450-42139-2, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], £1.95, 171pp, pb) [Crabs] Horror novel.

Fiend Guy N. Smith (Sphere 0-7474-0056-3, Jun ’88 [May ’88], £2.99, 312pp, pb) Horror novel.

The Island Guy N. Smith (Arrow 0-09-956410-6, May ’88, £2.50, 191pp, pb) Horror novel.

The Master Guy N. Smith (Arrow 0-09-956530-7, Dec ’88, £2.50, 208pp, pb) Horror novel.

The Origin of the Crabs Guy N. Smith (Dell 0-440-20021-0, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $3.50, 186pp, pb) [Crabs] Horror novel. First U.S. edition (NEL 1979).

Thirst Guy N. Smith (NEL 0-450-05045-9, Feb ’88, £2.50, 219pp, pb) Reissue (NEL 1980) horror novel.

Throwback Guy N. Smith (Arrow 0-09-956450-5, Sep ’88, £2.50, 256pp, pb) Reprint (NEL 1985) horror novel.

Warhead Guy N. Smith (NEL 0-450-05279-6, Feb ’88, £2.50, 256pp, pb) Reissue (NEL 1981) horror novel.

The Wood Guy N. Smith (NEL 0-450-05847-6, Feb ’88, £1.95, 171pp, pb) Reissue (NEL 1985) horror novel.

Beastmaker James V. Smith, Jr. (Dell 0-440-20042-3, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $3.95, 382pp, pb) [Beastmaker] Biological horror novel.

Beaststalker James V. Smith, Jr. (Dell 0-440-20172-1, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $3.95, 373pp, pb) [Beastmaker] Sf/horror novel, sequel to Beastmaker. U.S. military genetic mutation eats children and pets.

Brightsuit Macbear L. Neil Smith (Avon 0-380-75324-3, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $2.95, 212pp, pb) [North American Confederacy] Sf novel in the “Tom Paine Maru” universe. Start of a new series.

The Crystal Empire L. Neil Smith (Grafton 0-586-20043-6, Jun ’88 [May ’88], £3.95, 511pp, pb) Reprint (Tor 1986) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

Taflak Lysandra L. Neil Smith (Avon 0-380-75323-5, Dec ’88, $3.50, 230pp, pb) Sf adventure novel set in Smith’s Libertarian Utopia.

The Boy Who Was Thrown Away Stephanie A. Smith (DAW 0-88677-320-2, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.50, 255pp, pb) [Snow-Eyes] Reprint (Atheneum 1987) fantasy novel, sequel to Snow-Eyes.

Snow-Eyes Stephanie A. Smith (DAW 0-88677-286-9, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $3.50, 222pp, pb) [Snow-Eyes] Reprint (Atheneum 1985) young-adult fantasy novel.

Samantha Slade #4: The Terrors of Rock and Roll Susan Smith (Pocket Archway 0-671-63716-9, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $2.50, 160pp, pb) [Samantha Slade] Juvenile fantasy novel starring a Charles Addams-type family.

Yours Truly, from Hell Terrence Lore Smith (Grafton 0-586-20082-7, Jul ’88, £3.50, 412pp, pb) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1987) horror novel. [First U.K. edition]

Industrial Light & Magic: The Art of Special Effects Thomas G. Smith (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-00936-3, Oct ’88, $60.00, 279pp, hc) Reissue (Del Rey 1986) non-fiction, art book; third printing.

The Sunbird Wilbur Smith (Pan 0-330-23948-1, Jul ’88 [Aug ’88], £3.99, 538pp, pb) Reissue (Heinemann 1972) lost race novel.

Final Circuit Melinda M. Snodgrass (Ace 0-441-22876-3, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $3.50, 244pp, pb) [Circuit] Sf novel about lawyers and judges in space. Final volume in the “Circuit” trilogy.

The Sigma Project Gene Snyder (Jove 0-515-09071-9, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $3.95, 320pp, pb) Sf novel, a near-future techno-thriller.

Black and Blue Magic Zilpha Keatley Snyder (Dell Yearling 0-440-40053-8, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $2.95, 186pp, pb) Reprint (Atheneum 1966) young-adult fantasy novel, set in San Francisco, about a boy who sprouts wings.

Eyes in the Fishbowl Zilpha Keatley Snyder (Dell Yearling 0-440-40060-0, Jul ’88, $2.95, 168pp, pb) Reprint (Atheneum 1968) juvenile novel about kids trapped in a department store overnight, and the strange things that happen to them.

A Fabulous Creature Zilpha Keatley Snyder (Dell Yearling 0-440-40179-8, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $2.95, 240pp, tp) Reprint (Atheneum 1981) young-adult fantasy novel about a boy who finds a fabulous stag while vacationing in the Sierra Nevada.

Squeak Saves the Day and Other Tooley Tales Zilpha Keatley Snyder (Delacorte 0-385-29661-4, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $14.95, 116pp, hc) Juvenile fantasy collection of short tales about the Tiddlers, with b&w illustrations by Leslie Morrill.

The Aquiliad, Volume II: Aquila and the Iron Horse S. P. Somtow (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33868-5, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $3.50, 261pp, pb) [Aquila] Sf novel of alternate history/time travel, etc.

The Aquiliad, Volume III: Aquila and the Sphinx S. P. Somtow (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34791-9, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $3.95, 242pp, pb) [Aquila] Humorous science fiction historical novel set in an alternate world.

The Shattered Horse S. P. Somtow (Headline 0-7472-3092-7, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], £3.50, 464pp, pb) Reprint (Tor 1986) fantasy novel about an alternate Trojan War. [First U.K. edition]

Starship & Haiku S. P. Somtow (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33866-9, Jul ’88, $3.50, 210pp, pb) Reprint (Pocket 1981 as by Somtow Sucharitkul) sf novel.

Into the Woods Stephen Sondheim, James Lapine & Hudson Talbott (Crown 0-517-57077-7, Nov ’88, $24.95, 91pp, hc) Art book. Illustrated adaptation of the fantasy musical by Sondheim and Lapine (based on fairy tales by Grimm), illustrated by Talbott.

Mythical and Fabulous Creatures Malcolm South (Peter Bedrick 0-87226-208-1, Sep ’88, $14.95, 393pp, tp) Reprint (Greenwood 1987) non-fiction study, “A Sourcebook and Research Guide”, with essays, bibliographies, and references to authors from Aeschylus to Tolkien, Lewis, Beagle, and Anthony.

Mary Shelley Muriel Spark (Constable 0-09-468460-X, Jul ’88, £14.95, 248pp, hc) Reprint (Dutton 1987). Second revised edition of another Mary Shelley biography. [Not seen] [Mary W. Shelley]

A Cloud Over Water Spedding (Unwin 0-04-440160-4, Sep ’88 [Oct ’88], £3.95, 348pp, pb) [Walk in the Dark] Alternate-world historical fantasy novel. Volume Two in the “Walk in the Dark” trilogy.

The Road and the Hills Spedding (Unwin 0-04-823365-X, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], £3.95, 431pp, pb) [Walk in the Dark] Reprint (Allen & Unwin 1986) fantasy novel. Volume 1 in the “Walk in the Dark” trilogy.

Streets of the City Spedding (Unwin 0-04-440148-5, Nov ’88, £3.95, 338pp, pb) [Walk in the Dark] Fantasy novel. Volume 3 in the “Walk in the Dark” trilogy.

Agent of Chaos Norman Spinrad (Franklin Watts 0-531-15072-0, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $16.95, 179pp, hc) Reprint (Belmont 1967) sf novel, with a new introduction by Barry Malzberg. This is the first hardcover edition.

Bug Jack Barron Norman Spinrad (Grafton 0-586-03535-4, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], £3.50, 384pp, pb) Reissue (Avon; Walker 1969) sf novel. Still one of Spinrad’s best books. (PSP)

Little Heroes Norman Spinrad (Bantam Spectra 0-553-27033-8, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $4.95, 563pp, pb) Reprint (Bantam 1987) near-future rock’n’roll sf novel.

Other Americas Norman Spinrad (Bantam Spectra 0-553-27214-4, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $3.95, 273pp, pb) Collection of four novellas. Recommended. (CNB)

Chains of Gold Nancy Springer (Orbit 0-7088-8257-9, May ’88, £2.95, 230pp, pb) Reprint (Arbor House 1986) fantasy novel.

Chains of Gold Nancy Springer (Tor 0-812-55494-9, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $2.95, 230pp, pb) Reprint (Arbor House 1986) fantasy novel of romance.

Godbond Nancy Springer (Tor 0-812-55496-5, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $3.95, 278pp, pb) [Sea King] Fantasy novel, Book Three in “The Sea King” trilogy.

The Hex Witch of Seldom Nancy Springer (Baen 0-671-65389-X, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $15.95, 276pp, hc) Fantasy novel of a modern girl and an enchanted horse.

Madbond Nancy Springer (Orbit 0-7088-8263-3, Jun ’88, £2.99, 214pp, pb) [Sea King] Reprint (Tor 1987) fantasy novel. Volume 1 in the “Sea King” trilogy..

Not on a White Horse Nancy Springer (Macmillan Atheneum 0-689-31366-7, Mar ’88 [Apr ’88], $13.95, 182pp, hc) Associational. Non-sf young-adult horse novel by a fantasy author.

Paradox Planet Steven Spruill (Doubleday Foundation 0-385-24486-X, Jun ’88, $14.95, 182pp, hc) [Kane & Pendrake] Sf novel, sequel to The Imperator Plot and The Psychopath Plague.

Dream Quest #2: On the Shoulders of Giants Lloyd St. Alcorn (NAL Signet 0-451-15324-3, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $2.95, 252pp, pb) [Dream Quest] Fantasy novel of a Viking shaman in the New World. Alcorn is a pen name for David N. Meyer II.

The Serpent Mound Lloyd St. Alcorn (NAL Signet 0-451-15766-4, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.50, 253pp, pb) [Dream Quest] Viking fantasy novel, third in the “Dreamquest” series.

The Empire of Fear Brian M. Stableford (Simon & Schuster UK 0-671-69945-8, Oct ’88, £11.95, 390pp, hc) Complex and fascinating novel about a parallel 17th century Earth where the ruling elite is a race of vampires including Richard the Lionheart, Attila the Hun and Vlad Tepes. Strongly recommended. (PSP)

The Sociology of Science Fiction Brian M. Stableford (Borgo Press 0-89370-265-X, Apr ’87 [Jul ’88], $9.95, 189pp, tp) Non-fiction, critical study. This was Stableford’s doctoral thesis on the sociology of the literature and of the readers.

The Third Millenium Brian M. Stableford & David Langford (Paladin 0-586-08595-5, Feb ’88 [Mar ’88], £4.50, 319pp, tp) Reprint (Sidgwick & Jackson 1985) fictional history of the next thousand years.

Battletech: Warrior: En Garde Michael Stackpole (FASA 1-55560-046-8, 1988 [Sep ’88], $4.95, 337pp, pb) [Battletech: Warrior] Sf novelization of a game, first in a new trilogy. Mostly political intrigue surrounding the wedding between two dynasties.

Battletech: Warrior: Riposte Michael Stackpole (FASA 1-55560-046-8, Jun ’88 [Aug ’88], $4.95, 299pp, pb) [Battletech: Warrior] Sf novelization of a game, second in the “Warrior” trilogy.

Doomsday Warrior # 6: American Rebellion Ryder Stacy (Futura 0-7088-3648-8, Jan ’88, £2.50, 255pp, pb) [Doomsday Warrior] Reprint (Zebra 1985) post-holocaust adventure novel. Volume 6 in the “Doomsday Warrior” series. [First U.K. edition]

Doomsday Warrior # 7: American Defiance Ryder Stacy (Futura 0-7088-3711-5, Apr ’88, £2.95, 269pp, pb) [Doomsday Warrior] Reprint (Zebra 1986) sf novel. Volume 7 in the “Doomsday Warrior” series. [First U.K. edition]

Doomsday Warrior # 8: American Glory Ryder Stacy (Futura 0-7088-3734-4, Jul ’88, £2.99, 255pp, pb) [Doomsday Warrior] Reprint (Zebra 1986) post-holocaust adventure novel. Volume 8 in the “Doomsday Warrior” series. [First U.K. edition]

Doomsday Warrior #13: American Paradise Ryder Stacy (Zebra 0-8217-2338-3, Apr ’88, $2.95, 251pp, pb) [Doomsday Warrior] Post-holocaust adventure novel.

Doomsday Warrior #14: American Death Orbit Ryder Stacy (Zebra 0-8217-2458-4, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $2.50, 251pp, pb) [Doomsday Warrior] Post-apocalyptic men’s adventure novel.

Win, Lose, Draw Sara Stamey (Ace 0-441-71428-5, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $3.50, 263pp, pb) [Wild Card Run] Sf novel, sequel to Wild Card Run.

Revenge of the Creature Features Movie Guide: Revised Edition John Stanley (Creatures at Large 0-940064-04-9, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $11.95, 420pp, tp) Non-fiction, sf and monster movie reference. The first edition appeared in 1981, and the first revised edition in 1984. There is also supposed to be a deluxe signed hardcover with slipcase.

The Heavenly Horse from the Outermost West Mary Stanton (Baen 0-671-65410-1, Jun ’88 [May ’88], $3.95, 344pp, pb) [Heavenly Horse] Contemporary fantasy novel featuring the societies of horses, and a battle of good vs. evil. A first novel.

The Heavenly Horse from the Outermost West Mary Stanton (NEL 0-450-49059-9, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], £6.95, 352pp, tp) [Heavenly Horse] Reprint (Baen 1988) fantasy novel. Also available in hc (-49060-2) for £11.95. [First U.K. edition]

Last and First Men Olaf Stapledon (Jeremy P. Tarcher 0-87477-471-3, May ’88, $10.95, hc) Reprint (Methuen 1930) sf speculative/metaphysical/future history/etc. quasi-novel. One of the cornerstones of modern sf. This newly set, easy to read edition has new forewords and afterwords by Gregory Benford and Doris Lessing. Highly recommended. (CNB)

Odd John Olaf Stapledon (Easton Press, 1987 [Jul ’88], no price, 157pp, hc) Reprint (Methuen 1935) classic sf novel. New introduction by Alfred Bester. Available only through the Easton Press, as part of the Masterpieces of Science Fiction series. Leatherbound, gilt edge, illustrated by Wendy Snow-Lang. Edition dated 1987, but not seen until 1988.

Star Maker Olaf Stapledon (Penguin 0-14-010152-7, Feb ’88, £3.95, 267pp, tp) Reissue (Methuen 1937) sf novel. Despite its age, this is still one of the best ‘philosophical’ sf novels ever written. In the “Penguin Science Fiction Classics” series.

The Warlock’s Companion Christopher Stasheff (Ace 0-441-87341-3, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $3.50, 235pp, pb) [Warlock] Humorous sf novel. The warlock’s cybernetic horse finally has his story told. Ninth in the series.

Down on the Farm John Stchur (St. Martin’s 0-312-91221-8, Oct ’88 [Nov ’88], $3.50, 216pp, pb) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1987) horror novel about a barn that hides an ancient and evil presence.

Brian Wilson Aldiss: A Working Bibliography Phil Stephensen-Payne (self published, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $5.00 + $1.00 postage, 80pp, ph) Non-fiction, bibliography of all Aldiss’s work up to 1987, including secondary work on Aldiss. Distributed in the U.S. by Gordon Benson, Jr. [Brian W. Aldiss]

Cyril M. Kornbluth: A Working Bibliography Phil Stephensen-Payne & Gordon Benson, Jr. (Galactic Central Publications 1-871133-03-3, Aug ’88, £1.50/$2.50, 28pp, ph) Primary and secondary bibliography of Cyril Kornbluth. [C. M. Kornbluth]

Jack Vance: A Working Bibliography Phil Stephensen-Payne & Gordon Benson, Jr. (Galactic Central Publications 1-871133-02-5, Jul ’88, £2.00/$3.00, 46pp, ph) Primary and secondary bibliography of Jack Vance.

James Tiptree, Jr.: A Working Bibliography Phil Stephensen-Payne & Gordon Benson, Jr. (Galactic Central Publications 1-871133-03-3, Oct ’88, £1.50, 28pp, ph) Primary and secondary bibliography of James Tiptree, Jr.

Keith Laumer: A Working Bibliography Phil Stephensen-Payne & Gordon Benson, Jr. (Galactic Central Publications 1-871133-04-1, Sep ’88, £1.75/$3.00, 33pp, ph) Primary and secondary bibliography of Keith Laumer.

Zodiac: The Eco-Thriller Neal Stephenson (Bloomsbury Books 0-7475-0262-5, Oct ’88 [Nov ’88], £4.95, 283pp, tp) Literary sf novel.

Involution Ocean Bruce Sterling (Ace 0-441-37206-6, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $2.95, 179pp, pb) Reprint (Jove 1977) sf novel. This edition has Sterling’s introduction to Mirrorshades as an afterword/advertisement for that anthology.

Involution Ocean Bruce Sterling (Legend 0-09-958920-6, Sep ’88, £2.50, 175pp, pb) Reprint (Jove 1977) sf novel.

Islands in the Net Bruce Sterling (Morrow/Arbor House 0-87795-952-8, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $18.95, 348pp, hc) Sf novel of a complex 21st century, by the primary spokesman of cyberpunk. Thoughtful, entertaining — and unrelated to Gibson’s tales of cyberspace. Recommended. (FCM)

Islands in the Net Bruce Sterling (Legend 0-7126-1667-5, Oct ’88, £5.95, 448pp, tp) Reprint (Arbor House 1988) sf novel. Also available in hc (-1662-4) for £11.95. [First U.K. edition]

Mirrorshades ed. Bruce Sterling (Ace 0-441-53382-5, Jul ’88, $3.50, 239pp, pb) Reprint (Arbor 1986) sf anthology, considered the cyberpunk book.

Mirrorshades ed. Bruce Sterling (Paladin 0-586-08782-6, Nov ’88, £4.95, 239pp, tp) Reprint (Arbor House 1986) anthology of 12 stories by Gibson, Bear, Rucker, Cadigan, and others, plus a preface on the “cyberpunk” movement. [First U.K. edition]

Dreams of Dawn Marti Steussy (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-35233-5, Nov ’88, $3.95, 313pp, pb) [Forest of the Night] Sf novel of conflict between colonists and natives, sequel to Forest of the Night.

The Body Snatcher and Other Stories Robert Louis Stevenson (NAL Signet 0-451-52153-6, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $3.50, 350pp, pb) Collection of 8 stories, some of which are fantasy. Edited by Jeffrey Meyers.

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