The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Weapon Shops of Isher & The Weapon Makers A. E. van Vogt (NEL 0-450-42270-4, Apr ’88, £2.50, 265pp, pb) [Isher] Reprint sf omnibus.

The World of Null-A A. E. van Vogt (Easton Press, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $32.00, 246pp, hc) [Null-A] Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1948) sf novel, in Easton’s “Masterpieces of Science Fiction” series. Available to members only. Leatherbound, gilt-edged. New introduction by James Gunn, and illustrations by Vincent DiFate.

Araminta Station Jack Vance (NEL 0-450-42378-6, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], £6.95, 480pp, tp) [Gaean Reach: Cadwal] Reprint (Underwood Miller 1987) sf novel. Vance returns to the Gaean Reach for this richly-textured novel about Glawen Clattuc ‘coming of age’ among the decadent aristocracy of Cadwal. A delightful story that leaves one eager for the second installment. (PSP) Volume 1 in the “Cadwal Chronicles” series. Also available in hc (-42865-6) for £12.95. [First U.K. edition]

Araminta Station Jack Vance (Tor 0-312-93044-5, Apr ’88, $19.95, 554pp, hc) [Gaean Reach: Cadwal] Reprint (Underwood-Miller 1987) sf novel; first trade edition. This start to a new series serves up mystery, schemes, and skullduggery in the unique Vancian style. Recommended. (FCM)

The Augmented Agent and Other Stories Jack Vance (Ace 0-441-03610-4, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $3.50, 295pp, pb) Reprint (Underwood-Miller 1986) collection of eight stories.

Bird Isle Jack Vance (Underwood-Miller 0-88733-063-0, May ’88, $60.00 [2-vol. set], 224pp, hc) Non-sf, associational. Reprint (Mystery House 1957 as Isle of Peril by “Alan Wade”) mystery novel. Sold as part of 500-copy 2-vol. signed, boxed set, with Take My Face. This edition restores Vance’s manuscript title, but the page headers inside say “Isle of Peril”.

The Book of Dreams Jack Vance (Grafton 0-586-20023-1, Sep ’88, £2.99, 268pp, pb) [Demon Princes] Reprint (DAW 1981) sf novel. Volume 5 in the “Demon Princes” series.

The Dragon Masters Jack Vance (Easton Press, Nov ’88, no price, 136pp, hc) Reprint (Ace 1963) Hugo-winning sf short novel. This leatherbound, gilt-edge edition is available only to members of the “Masterpieces of Science Fiction” series. There is a new introduction by Charles N. Brown and mediocre artwork by Steven Vincent Johnson.

The Face Jack Vance (Grafton 0-586-07310-8, Jul ’88, £2.95, 271pp, pb) [Demon Princes] Reprint (DAW 1979) sf novel. Volume 4 in the “Demon Princes” series.

Green Magic: The Fantasy Realms of Jack Vance Jack Vance (Tor 0-812-55702-6, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $3.95, 273pp, pb) Reprint (Underwood-Miller 1987) collection of 9 fantasy stories.

The Killing Machine Jack Vance (Grafton 0-586-07308-6, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], £2.50, 206pp, pb) [Demon Princes] Reprint (Berkley 1964) fantasy novel. Volume 2 in the “Star King” series.

The Palace of Love Jack Vance (Grafton 0-586-07309-4, May ’88 [Apr ’88], £2.95, 236pp, pb) [Demon Princes] Reprint (Berkley 1967) sf novel. Volume 3 in the “Demon Princes” series.

Star King Jack Vance (Grafton 0-586-02476-X, Jan ’88, £2.50, 204pp, pb) [Demon Princes] Reprint (Berkley 1964) sf novel. Volume 1 in the “Demon Princes” series.

Take My Face Jack Vance (Underwood-Miller 0-88733-064-9, May ’88, $60.00 [2-vol. set], 222pp, hc) Non-sf, associational; mystery novel. Reprint (Mystery House 1957 as by Peter Held). Sold as part of 2-vol. 500-copy signed, boxed set, with Bird Isle.

The Glass Warrior Robert E. Vardeman (Tor 0-812-55704-2, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.50, 277pp, pb) [Demon Crown] Fantasy novel, Book One of the “Demon Crown” trilogy.

Road to the Stars Robert E. Vardeman (Harper & Row 0-06-026288-5, Mar ’88, $13.95, 213pp, hc) Young-adult sf novel. An exploration ship discovers alien ruins.

The Weapons of Chaos, Book 3: Colors of Chaos Robert E. Vardeman (Ace 0-441-11384-2, Jun ’88 [May ’88], $3.50, 202pp, pb) Sf novel, space opera.

Tango Charlie and Foxtrot Romeo/The Star Pit ed. Anon. (Tor 0-812-55956-8, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.95, 101 + 82pp, pb) Anthology of two novellas back-to-back a la the old Ace Doubles.

The Willow Source Book Allan Varney & Eric Goldberg (Tor 0-312-93083-6, Aug ’88, $10.95, 90pp, 8½" x 11" tp) Non-fiction, reference, background of the film Willow.

Around the Moon Jules Verne (Easton Press, Dec ’88, no price, 219pp, hc) Reprint (1876 as All Around the Moon) sf novel, one of the first novels of space travel. A sequel to Voyage to the Moon. This seems to be an early translation and not one of the newer, better ones. Part of the “Masterpieces of SF” series; leatherbound, gilt-edged edition with new, inappropriate illustrations by Robert Shore. This edition has an introduction by James Gunn.

Around the World in Eighty Days Jules Verne (Morrow/Books of Wonder 0-688-07508-8, Sep ’88 [Nov ’88], $19.95, 242pp, hc) Classic 19th-century novel with 16 watercolor illustrations by Barry Moser (very different from his usual woodcuts) and an afterword by Peter Glassman. A special limited edition signed by the artist was announced, but not seen (-08257-2, $175.00).

Hellwalker Carolyn Vesser (Tor 0-812-55707-7, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $3.95, 283pp, pb) Science fiction novel set on an isolated world.

Alien Blood Joan D. Vinge (SFBC #14264, Dec ’88, $7.98, 640pp, hc) [Psion] Omnibus edition of Psion (1982) and its sequel, Catspaw (1988).

Catspaw Joan D. Vinge (Warner 0-446-51396-2, Sep ’88 [Jul ’88], $17.95, 392pp, hc) [Psion] Sf psi novel, an adult sequel to Psion.

Willow Joan D. Vinge (Random House 0-394-89573-8, Jun ’88, $2.95, 125pp, pb) Young-adult fantasy novelization.

Willow Joan D. Vinge (Piper 0-330-30631-6, Nov ’88, £2.50, 125pp, tp) Reprint (Random House 1988) fantasy film novelization, based on a script by Bob Dolman. [First U.K. edition]

Threats...And Other Promises Vernor Vinge (Baen 0-671-69790-0, Nov ’88, $3.50, 320pp, pb) Science fiction collection of seven stories, including an original novella plus author’s commentary on each story.

Maiden Flight Eric Vinicoff (Baen 0-671-69795-1, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $3.50, 405pp, pb) Science fiction novel. In post-war ruined Earth, military pirates threaten nonviolent survivors who have colonized the upper atmosphere using dirigibles. A first novel.

Building Blocks Cynthia Voigt (Ballantine Fawcett Juniper 0-449-70130-1, Mar ’88, $2.95, 121pp, pb) Reissue (Atheneum 1984) young-adult time travel novel. A boy goes back to his father’s childhood and comes to understand him as an adult.

Moscow 2042 Vladimir Voinovich (QPB, Feb ’88 [Mar ’88], $8.50, 424pp, tp) Reprint (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1987) quasi-sf novel. This is exactly the same as the HBJ hardcover except that it has no ISBN.

Moscow 2042 Vladimir Voinovich (Jonathan Cape 0-224-02532-5, Apr ’88 [May ’88], £11.95, 424pp, hc) Reprint (Harcourt Brace Jovavovich 1987) comic sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

You Bright and Risen Angels William T. Vollmann (Picador 0-330-29654-X, Jun ’88, £6.95, 656pp, tp) Reprint (Athenuem 1987) literary sf/fantasy novel.

You Bright and Risen Angels William T. Vollmann (Penguin 0-14-011087-9, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $9.95, 635pp, tp) Reprint (Atheneum 1987) satiric literary fantasy novel about insects vying for world domination against the evil inventors of electricity.

The Sorcerer’s Heir Paula Volsky (Ace 0-441-77231-5, Jun ’88 [May ’88], $3.50, 279pp, pb) [Sorcerer’s Lady] Fantasy novel, sequel to The Sorcerer’s Lady.

The Sorcerer’s Lady Paula Volsky (Legend 0-09-960720-4, Dec ’88, £2.99, 264pp, pb) [Sorcerer’s Lady] Reprint (Ace 1986) fantasy novel. [First U.K. edition]

Metropolis Thea von Harbou (Donning/Starblaze 0-89865-518-8, Jun ’88, $12.95, 170pp, tp) Reprint (Hutchinson 1927) sf novelization with new illustrations in both color and b&w by Michael W. Kaluta. A hardcover was announced (-519-6, $19.95), but not seen. There is also supposed to be a limited slipcased edition signed by the artist.

Bluebeard Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (Jonathan Cape 0-224-02548-1, Apr ’88, £10.95, 300pp, hc) Reprint (The Franklin Library 1987) hoax autobiography, of associational interest. [First U.K. edition]

Cat’s Cradle Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (Dell 0-440-11149-8, Nov ’88, $4.95, 191pp, pb) Reissue (Holt, Rinehart & Winston 1963) sf novel.

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (Dell 0-440-12929-X, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $4.95, 190pp, pb) Reissue (Holt, Rinehart & Winston 1965) associational novel.

Mother Night Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (Dell 0-440-15853-2, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $4.95, 192pp, pb) Reissue (Fawcett 1962) dark literary spy/fantasy novel.

Player Piano Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (Dell 0-440-17037-0, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $4.95, 295pp, pb) Reissue (Scribner’s 1952) sf novel. Highly recommended. (CNB)

The Sirens of Titan Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (Dell 0-440-17948-3, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $4.95, 319pp, pb) Reissue (Dell 1959) sf extravaganza. Highly recommended. (CNB)

Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (Dell 0-440-18029-5, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $4.95, 215pp, pb) Reissue (Delacorte 1969) sf satirical novel.

Harriet and the Robot Martin Waddell (Pocket Minstrel 0-671-66021-7, May ’88 [Jun ’88], $2.50, 79pp, pb) [Harriet] Reprint (Little, Brown 1985) children’s sf novella in the “Harriet and...” series. It has very large print.

The Ashes of Tamar Elizabeth Wade (Zebra 0-8217-2430-4, Aug ’88 [Oct ’88], $3.95, 416pp, pb) Reissue (? 1978) horror novel. Archaeologists unearth evil remains from the Israeli desert. Third printing.

Legion from the Shadows Karl Edward Wagner (Baen 0-671-69788-9, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $2.95, 247pp, pb) [Bran Mak Morn] Reprint (Zebra 1976) fantasy novelization based on the Robert E. Howard character Bran Mak Morn.

The Year’s Best Horror XVI ed. Karl Edward Wagner (DAW 0-88677-300-8, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $3.95, 303pp, pb) Anthology of 16 horror stories from 1987 plus an introduction.

Mage, Vol. Two: The Hero Discovered Matt Wagner (Donning/Starblaze 0-89865-560-9, Sep ’87 [Jan ’88], $12.95, unpaginated, tp) [Mage] Graphic novel, fantasy. Dated 1987 — not seen until 1988.

Disembodied Robert W. Walker (St. Martin’s 0-312-91110-6, Jun ’88 [Jul ’88], $3.95, 263pp, pb) Psychic horror novel of a supernatural killer and astral projection.

See No Evil Patricia Wallace (Zebra 0-8217-2429-0, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $3.95, 286pp, pb) Psychic horror novel.

Torch Jill Paton Walsh (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 0-374-37684-0, May ’88 [Sep ’88], $12.95, 176pp, hc) Young-adult sf novel about the last Olympic torch, set in a post-catastrophe world. First U.S. edition (Viking Kestrel UK 1987).

Lily R. R. Walters (Tor 0-812-52703-8, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $3.95, 408pp, pb) Horror novel. “Demon. Temptress. Mankind’s deadliest and most ancient enemy. Where she hunts, children die!”

Selected Stories of Sylvia Townsend Warner Sylvia Townsend Warner (Viking 0-670-82467-4, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $24.95, 440pp, hc) Collection of stories, some fantasy.

Roald Dahl Alan Warren (Starmont 1-55742-013-0, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $8.95, 105pp, tp) Non-fiction, critical study. [Roald Dahl]

A Blackbird in Amber Freda Warrington (NEL 0-450-41903-7, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], £3.95, 437pp, tp) [Blackbird] Fantasy novel. Volume 3 in the “Blackbird” series.

A Blackbird in Twilight Freda Warrington (NEL 0-450-48908-6, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], £3.99, 387pp, tp) [Blackbird] Fantasy novel. Volume 4 in the “Blackbird” series.

The Last Deathship of Antares William John Watkins (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20464-8, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.95, 204pp, pb) Military sf novel. Human POWs fight to escape from the aliens’ Death Ships.

Evil Water Ian Watson (Grafton 0-586-20193-9, Oct ’88, £2.99, 222pp, pb) Reprint (Gollancz 1987) sf collection.

The Fire Worm Ian Watson (Gollancz 0-575-04300-8, Jun ’88, £10.95, 207pp, hc) Exceedingly offbeat sf/horror novel, involving reincarnation and the ‘Lambton Worm’, based on Watson’s short story ‘Jingling Geordie’s Hole’.

Meat Ian Watson (Headline 0-7472-3130-3, Nov ’88, £2.99, 246pp, pb) Horror novel.

Queenmagic, Kingmagic Ian Watson (St. Martin’s 0-312-01503-8, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $14.95, 205pp, hc) Fantasy novel based on chess and other games. First U.S. edition (Gollancz 1986).

Queenmagic, Kingmagic Ian Watson (Grafton 0-586-07414-7, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], £2.95, 239pp, pb) Reprint (Gollancz 1986) fantasy novel set in a worlds governed by the rules of games such as Chess and Snakes and Ladders. Highly entertaining and strongly recommended. (PSP)

Queenmagic, Kingmagic Ian Watson (St. Martin’s 0-312-91293-5, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $3.50, 205pp, pb) Reprint (Gollancz 1986) sf novel.

Whores of Babylon Ian Watson (Paladin 0-586-08773-7, Jul ’88, £3.95, 302pp, tp) Sf novel, based on his short story “I Remember Babylon”.

Denner’s Wreck Lawrence Watt-Evans (Avon 0-380-75250-6, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $2.95, 199pp, pb) Sf adventure novel.

Denner’s Wreck Lawrence Watt-Evans (SFBC #13539, Jun ’88, $4.98, 210pp, pb) Reprint (Avon 1988) sf adventure novel.

The Misenchanted Sword Lawrence Watt-Evans (Grafton 0-586-20008-8, May ’88 [Apr ’88], £2.95, 332pp, pb) [Ethshar] Reprint (Del Rey 1985) fantasy novel. [First U.K. edition]

With a Single Spell Lawrence Watt-Evans (Grafton 0-586-20009-6, Aug ’88, £2.99, 304pp, pb) [Ethshar] Reprint (Del Rey 1987) fantasy novel. [First U.K. edition]

13 Short Horror Novels ed. Charles G. Waugh & Martin H. Greenberg (Crown/Bonanza 0-517-63171-7, Dec ’87, $8.98, 758pp, hc) Anthology of 13 novellas by King, Lovecraft, Bradbury, and others. An “instant remainder” book. Dated 1987, but not seen until 1988.

Haunted New England ed. Charles G. Waugh, Martin H. Greenberg & Frank D. McSherry, Jr. (Yankee Books 0-89909-156-3, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $16.95, 287pp, hc) Anthology of 17 East Coast “h’ant” tales.

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