The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Nebula Awards #18 ed. Robert Silverberg (Bantam 0-553-24371-3, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $2.75, 240pp, pb) Reprint (Arbor House 1983) anthology.

The Arbor House Treasury of Science Fiction Masterpieces ed. Robert Silverberg & Martin H. Greenberg (Priam 0-87795-446-1, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $8.95, 538pp, tp) Reprint (Arbor 1983) anthology.

Dune Pop-up Panorama Book Maida Silverman & Daniel Kirk (Grosset & Dunlap 0-448-23353-3, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $6.95, unpaginated, hc) [Dune] Four scenes from the movie version of the book, plus characters and vehicles to punch out and place in the panoramas. [Frank Herbert]

The Boy Who Could Draw Tomorrow Quinn Sinclair (Dell/Emerald 0-440-00745-3, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $2.50, 221pp, pb) Sf/horror novel.

The First Target Book of Horror ed. Kurt Singer (Target 0-426-19852-2, 1984, £1.60, 143pp, pb) Stories from Weird Tales of the Supernatural (W.H. Allen 1966), Ghouls and Ghosts (W.H. Allen 1972), and Satanic Omnibus (W.H. Allen 1973).

The Second Target Book of Horror ed. Kurt Singer (Target 0-426-19887-5, 1984, £1.60, 144pp, pb) Stories from Weird Tales of the Supernatural (W.H. Allen 1966), Tales from the Unknown (W.H. Allen 1970), Ghouls and Ghosts (W.H. Allen 1972), Satanic Omnibus (W.H. Allen 1973), and They Are Posessed (W.H. Allen 1976).

Star Trek: Death’s Angel Kathleen Sky (Bantam 0-553-24637-2, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $2.95, 213pp, pb) [Star Trek] Reissue (Bantam 1981) Star Trek novelization; 3rd printing.

Star Trek: Vulcan! Kathleen Sky (Bantam 0-553-24633-X, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $2.95, 175pp, pb) [Star Trek] Reissue (Bantam 1978) Star Trek novelization; 3rd printing.

Black Aura John Sladek (Walker 0-8027-3043-4, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $2.95, 224pp, pb) Reprint (Jonathan Cape 1974) mystery about the occult.

The Lunatics of Terra John Sladek (Gollancz 0-575-03464-5, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], £7.95, 192pp, hc) Collection of 18 stories with afterwords to each by the author. Seven seem to be originals.

Tik-Tok John Sladek (Corgi 0-552-12454-0, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], £1.95, 174pp, pb) Reprint (Gollancz 1983) sf novel. First mass-market edition of this BSFA Award winner.

Interstellar Pig William Sleator (Dutton 0-525-44098-4, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $11.95, 197pp, hc) [Barney] Young-adult sf novel about a board game and aliens.

Space Lords Cordwainer Smith (Ace 0-441-77743-0, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.50, 206pp, pb) Reprint (Pyramid 1965) collection by one of the most fascinating voices in sf. Recommended. (CNB)

The Passing of the Gods David C. Smith (Pinnacle 0-523-43073-6, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $3.50, 344pp, pb) [Fall of the First World] Fantasy novel, third in the “Fall of the First World” series.

Skylark Duquesne E. E. “Doc” Smith (Berkley 0-425-06834-X, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $2.50, 238pp, pb) [Skylark (Seaton, Crane et al)] Reissue (Pyramid 1966) sf novel, 4th in the “Skylark” series.

The Skylark of Space E. E. “Doc” Smith (Berkley 0-425-06561-8, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $2.50, 159pp, pb) [Skylark (Seaton, Crane et al)] Reissue (Buffalo 1946) sf novel, first in the “Skylark” series.

Skylark of Valeron E. E. “Doc” Smith (Berkley 0-425-06766-1, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $2.50, 206pp, pb) [Skylark (Seaton, Crane et al)] Reissue (Fantasy Press 1949) sf novel, third in the “Skylark” series; 2nd Berkley printing.

Skylark Three E. E. “Doc” Smith (Berkley 0-425-06596-0, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $2.50, 215pp, pb) [Skylark (Seaton, Crane et al)] Reissue (Fantasy Press 1948) sf novel, second in the “Skylark” series.

Mindspell Kay Nolte Smith (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-35097-0, 1984, £8.95, 311pp, hc) Horror novel. [Not seen]

Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon L. Neil Smith (SFBC #3588, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $4.98, 151pp, hc) [Star Wars: Lando Calrissian] Reprint (Del Rey 1983) sf novel based on a “Star Wars” character. First hardcover edition.

Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu L. Neil Smith (SFBC #3639, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $4.98, 149pp, hc) [Star Wars: Lando Calrissian] Reprint (Del Rey 1983) novel based on a “Star Wars” character. First hardcover edition.

Tom Paine Maru L. Neil Smith (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-29243-X, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $2.75, 273pp, pb) [North American Confederacy] Sf novel.

Star Trek: The Tears of the Singers Melinda M. Snodgrass (Pocket 0-671-50284-0, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $3.50, 252pp, pb) [Star Trek] “Star Trek” novelization. Number 19 in the series.

Vampire Junction S. P. Somtow (Donning/Starblaze 0-89865-367-3, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $15.95, 280pp, hc) [Timmy Valentine] Limited edition, signed and numbered, available for $35.00. Horror/gross-out fantasy novel by Somtow Sucharitkul in clever plastic disguise. The limited edition is the same as the regular in plain, cheap box plus pasted-in signed book-plate.

Riding the Torch Norman Spinrad (Bluejay 0-312-94391-1, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $6.95, 166pp, tp) This novella first appeared in a three-novella anthology, The Threads of Time (1974), was reprinted in a two-novella anthology, Binary Star #1 (1978), and now appears alone for the first time. This edition is illustrated by Tom Kidd and has afterwords by Robert L. Forward and James Frenkel. It’s one of Spinrad’s best stories. Recommended. (CNB)

The Void Captain’s Tale Norman Spinrad (Timescape 0-671-49899-1, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $2.95, 250pp, pb) [Void Captain’s Tale] Reprint (Simon & Schuster Timescape 1983) sf novel.

Ursula K. Le Guin Charlotte Spivack (Twayne 0-8057-7393-2, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $14.95, 182pp, hc) Non-fiction, critical study. Not seen. Also announced in tp (-7430-0, $5.95). [Ursula K. Le Guin]

The White Hart Nancy Springer (Corgi 0-552-12403-6, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], £1.75, 202pp, pb) [Book of the Isle] Reprint (Pocket 1979) fantasy novel, first in “The Book of the Isle” trilogy.

Doomsday Warrior Ryder Stacy (Zebra 0-8217-1356-6, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $2.95, 347pp, pb) [Doomsday Warrior] Post-holocaust sf adventure novel, first in a series.

Doomsday Warrior # 2: Red America Ryder Stacy (Zebra 0-8217-1419-8, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $2.50, pb) [Doomsday Warrior] Post-holocaust men’s adventure novel.

Doomsday Warrior # 3: The Last American Ryder Stacy (Zebra 0-8217-1489-9, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $2.50, 267pp, pb) [Doomsday Warrior] Post-holocaust series sf novel.

The Creature Features Movie Guide John Stanley (Warner 0-446-38006-7, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $7.95, 304pp, tp) Non-fiction. Revised and updated version of a 1981 guide to horror, sf, and fantasy films.

On Nineteen Eighty-Four ed. Peter Stansky (W.H. Freeman 0-7167-1613-5, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $10.95, 226pp, tp) Reprint (Stanford Alumni Assoc. 1983). Non-fiction, critical studies: essays by 22 contributors, dealing with Orwell and with social issues raised by 1984. Also announced in hc (-1612-7). [George Orwell]

King Kobold Revived Christopher Stasheff (Ace 0-441-44488-1, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $2.95, 216pp, pb) [Warlock] Fantasy novel, a “complete revision” of King Kobold (Ace 1971), the second book in the “Warlock” series.

Armor John Steakley (DAW 0-87997-979-8, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $3.95, 426pp, pb) Sf novel, a first novel.

Bodach the Badger David Stephen (St. Martin’s 0-312-08737-3, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $10.95, 191pp, hc) Talking animal fantasy novel by the author of String Lug the Fox. First U.S. edition (Century 1983).

The Man Who Risked His Partner Reed Stephens (Ballantine 0-345-31804-8, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $6.95, 282pp, tp) [Mick “Brew” Axbrewder] Mystery novel, of associational interest because “Reed Stephens” is a pseudonym for Stephen R. Donaldson. This is his second mystery as Stephens.

The Citadel of Fear Francis Stevens (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-038-6, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $3.50, 270pp, pb) Reprint (Paperback Library 1970) fantasy novel first published as an Argosy serial in 1918. There’s a new introduction by Robert Weinberg. The lyric imagination and moments of dry humor raise this above standard early pulps — it’s still entertaining. (FCM)

The Heads of Cerberus Francis Stevens (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-090-4, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $3.50, 190pp, pb) Reprint (Polaris 1952) sf novel of a parallel world. This was written in 1919 and, according to Robert Weinberg’s interesting introduction, was the first alternate-worlds novel. Stevens was also an early, important woman writer.

The Crystal Cave Mary Stewart (Fawcett 0-449-20644-0, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $3.95, 384pp, pb) [Merlin] Reissue (Morrow 1970) fantasy novel, first in the “Merlin” Arthurian trilogy; 32nd Fawcett printing.

The Hollow Hills Mary Stewart (Fawcett 0-449-20645-9, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $3.95, 447pp, pb) [Merlin] Reissue (Morrow 1973) fantasy novel, second in the “Merlin” trilogy; 21st printing.

The Last Enchantment Mary Stewart (Fawcett 0-449-20646-7, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $3.95, 480pp, pb) [Merlin] Reissue (Morrow 1979) fantasy novel, third in the “Merlin” trilogy; 2nd Fawcett Crest printing.

A Walk in Wolf Wood Mary Stewart (Morrow 0-688-03679-1, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $9.00, 148pp, tp) Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1980) young-adult fantasy novel.

The Wicked Day Mary Stewart (SFBC #2113, Jun ’84, $5.50, hc) [Merlin] Reprint (Morrow 1983) Arthurian novel.

The Wicked Day Mary Stewart (Fawcett 0-449-20519-3, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $4.50, 370pp, pb) [Merlin] Reprint (Morrow 1983) Arthurian fantasy novel.

Scapescope John E. Stith (Ace 0-441-75391-4, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $2.75, 218pp, pb) Sf novel set on a future repressive Earth.

The Girl Green As Elderflower Randolph Stow (Taplinger 0-8008-3269-8, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $5.95, 150pp, pb) Reprint (Viking 1980) novel blending a writer’s slightly mysterious everyday life in rural England with his fantasy stories where medieval and modern worlds merge.

Floating Dragon Peter Straub (Berkley 0-425-06285-6, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $3.95, 595pp, pb) Reprint (Putnam 1983) fantasy/horror novel.

Wild Animals Peter Straub (Putnam 0-399-13013-6, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $18.95, 591pp, hc) Omnibus edition of Straub’s early novels Julia (1975) and If You Could See Me Now (1978), plus his never-before-published second novel Under Venus. All have some elements of the supernatural.

The Night Church Whitley Strieber (SFBC #1779, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $4.98, 279pp, hc) Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1983) horror novel.

War Day Whitley Strieber & James Kunetka (Holt Rinehart & Winston 0-03-070731-5, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $15.95, 374pp, hc) Post-holocaust “documentary” novel. The first printing was 150,000 copies, making it an instant bestseller.

Aliens, Travelers, and Other Strangers et al Boris & Arkady Strugatsky (Macmillan 0-02-615230-4, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $19.95, 220pp, hc) Anthology (the actual editor and translator is Roger DeGaris, but his name does not appear on the book) of 13 stories by Russian sf authors, including Gansovsky’s outstanding novella “Vincent Van Gogh”. Recommended. (FCM)

Alien Cargo Theodore Sturgeon (Bluejay 0-312-94008-4, Jun ’84 [Jul ’84], $14.95, 284pp, hc) Collection of 14 early stories culled from other collections (there are no copyright acknowledgements), with a few lines of new introduction to each.

E Pluribus Unicorn Theodore Sturgeon (Timescape 0-671-50223-9, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $2.95, 211pp, pb) Reissue (Abelard 1953) collection. Contains some of Sturgeon’s best work. (CNB)

The Stars Are the Styx Theodore Sturgeon (Bluejay 0-312-94419-5, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $6.95, 382pp, tp) Reprint (Dell 1979) collection. First trade paperback edition.

Venus Plus X Theodore Sturgeon (Bluejay 0-312-94447-0, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $7.95, 215pp, tp) Reprint (Pyramid 1960) sf novel, with effective new black & white illustrations by Rowena Morrill.

Mall World Somtow Sucharitkul (Tor 0-812-55513-9, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $2.95, 284pp, pb) [Mallworld] Reprint (Donning/Starblaze 1982) sf collection stitched together into a “novel” by a few paragraphs new to this edition. The stories seem to be unchanged from the Donning edition except for dropping the story names.

Starship & Haiku Somtow Sucharitkul (Pocket 0-671-50361-8, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $2.95, 208pp, pb) Reissue (Timescape 1981) sf novel.

Utopia Hunters Somtow Sucharitkul (Bantam 0-553-24526-0, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $2.95, 225pp, pb) [Inquestor] Collection of interwoven stories in the “Inquestor” series.

Victorian Science Fiction in the U.K. Darko Suvin (G.K. Hall 0-8161-8435-6, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $50.00, 461pp, hc) Non-fiction, scholarly work including bibliographical and biographical studies, plus an interpretive essay on “The Social Discourse of Victorian Science Fiction”.

Not in Our Stars Jefferson P. Swycaffer (Avon 0-380-88526-3, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $2.75, 222pp, pb) [Not in Our Stars] Sf novel.

Swan’s Wing Ursula Synge (Bodley Head (US) 0-370-30425-X, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $11.95, 155pp, hc) Fantasy novel, another sequel to Andersen’s fairytale “The Wild Swan”.

Bard Keith Taylor (Ace 0-441-04912-5, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $2.75, 293pp, pb) [Bard] Reissue (Ace 1981) fantasy novel.

Bard II Keith Taylor (Ace 0-441-04909-5, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $2.75, 260pp, pb) [Bard] Fantasy novel, sequel to Bard.

The Revenants Sheri S. Tepper (Ace 0-441-71821-3, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $2.95, 342pp, pb) Fantasy novel.

Wizard’s Eleven Sheri S. Tepper (Ace 0-441-90208-1, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $2.50, 187pp, pb) [True Game] Fantasy novel, Book 3 in the “True Game” series.

The Queen’s Gambit Walter Tevis (Dell 0-440-17183-0, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $3.95, 302pp, pb) Reprint (Random House 1983), non-sf, associational. A great novel about chess from the late sf author. (CNB)

The Steps of the Sun Walter Tevis (Gollancz 0-575-03367-3, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], £7.95, 251pp, hc) Reprint (Doubleday 1983) sf novel. Of more interest to the author than to readers. (DGH)

Conscience Place Joyce Thompson (Doubleday 0-385-18864-1, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $13.95, 236pp, hc) Sf novel.

A Question of Survival Julian F. Thompson (Flare 0-380-87775-9, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.50, 293pp, pb) Young-adult sf novel about “love and the end of the world.”

The Amtrak Wars Book 1: Cloud Warrior Patrick Tilley (Sphere 0-7221-8516-2, 1983 [Feb ’84], £1.95, 311pp, pb) [Amtrak Wars] Post-holocaust sf novel. Published in 1983 but not seen until now.

Up the Walls of the World James Tiptree, Jr. (Ace 0-441-85471-0, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $2.95, 311pp, pb) Reprint (Berkley/Putnam 1978) sf novel.

The Book of Lost Tales, Part I J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin 0-395-35439-0, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $16.95, 297pp, hc) [Middle-Earth] Collection of fantasy, with scholarly annotations. First U.S. edition (Allen & Unwin 1983).

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