The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Futures Past James White (Orbit 0-7088-8250-1, Jan ’88, £2.50, 228pp, pb) Sf collection, revised from Ballantine 1982 edition. This version drops ‘Spacebird’ and includes the previously-uncollected ‘Custom Fitting’ — worth the price of admission on its own! Highly recommended. (PSP) [First U.K. edition]

The Iron Sceptre John White (Minstrel 1-85424-041-2, Sep ’88, £3.95, 408pp, pb) [Archives of Anthropos] Reprint (Inter-Varsity Press 1981) young-adult fantasy novel. Volume 2 in the “Archives of Anthropos” series. [First U.K. edition]

The Official Prisoner Companion Matthew White & Jaffer Ali (Warner 0-446-38744-4, Jul ’88, $9.95, 244pp, tp) Non-fiction, reference. Complete guide to the tv series.

The Science Fiction and Fantasy World of Tim White Tim White (Paper Tiger 1-85028-057-6, May ’88 [Apr ’88], £7.95, 143pp, tp) Reissue (Paper Tiger 1981) collection of Tim White’s art, now somewhat dated. Also available in hc (-058-4) for £12.95.

Chimney Witch Chase Victoria Whitehead (Franklin Watts/Orchard 0-531-05772-0, Sep ’88 [Oct ’88], $12.95, 104pp, hc) [Chimney Witches] Children’s fantasy novel of a mischievous witch boy and an enchanted wood, sequel to The Chimney Witches. Illustrations by Linda Fay North. First U.S. edition (Orchard 1987).

Counterings: Utopian Dialectics in Contemporary Contexts Kingsley Widmer (UMI 0-8357-1861-1, May ’88 [Sep ’88], $44.95, 196pp, hc) Non-fiction, critical study of utopian literature from Plato to Le Guin.

Free Fall David Wiesner (Lothrop Lee & Shepard 0-688-05583-4, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $13.95, unpaginated, hc) Fantasy art. Beautifully illustrated Escher-style children’s book — no words.

The Suiting Kelley Wilde (Tor 0-312-93069-0, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $16.95, 245pp, hc) Horror novel. A man is possessed by his suit.

Cruel Designs Cherry Wilder (Piatkus 0-86188-764-6, Nov ’88 [Dec ’88], £10.95, 304pp, hc) Occult novel. [Not seen]

Crazy Time Kate Wilhelm (St. Martin’s 0-312-01411-2, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $16.95, 248pp, hc) Sf thriller/metaphysical novel with humorous elements.

The Dark Door Kate Wilhelm (St. Martin’s 0-312-02182-8, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $16.95, 248pp, hc) [Charlie Meiklejohn; Constance Leidl] Science fiction novel about an alien space probe raising havoc on Earth. Despite the sf premise, this reads like an above-average horror novel. (FCM)

The Hamlet Trap Kate Wilhelm (Gollancz 0-575-04247-8, May ’88 [Jun ’88], £10.95, 234pp, hc) [Charlie Meiklejohn; Constance Leidl] Reprint (St. Martin’s 1987) thriller, of associational interest. [First U.K. edition]

The Hamlet Trap Kate Wilhelm (St. Martin’s 0-312-91125-4, Jun ’88, $3.50, 234pp, pb) [Charlie Meiklejohn; Constance Leidl] Reprint (St. Martin’s 1988). Associational — mystery by an sf author.

Huysman’s Pets Kate Wilhelm (Legend 0-09-951660-8, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], £2.99, 247pp, pb) Reprint (Bluejay 1986) thriller about a scientist who experimented on telepathic twins. Well constructed and eminently readable. (PSP) [First U.K. edition]

Huysman’s Pets Kate Wilhelm (Ace 0-441-35441-6, Dec ’88, $3.50, 217pp, pb) Reprint (Bluejay 1986) science fiction novel about genetic engineering.

Firebrat Nancy Willard (Knopf 0-394-89008-6, May ’88 [Jun ’88], $11.95, 121pp, hc) Juvenile fantasy novel of children finding an entrance to another world at an abandoned subway station. Illustrations by David Wiesner.

Things Invisible to See Nancy Willard (Bantam Spectra 0-553-27652-2, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $3.95, 262pp, pb) Reissue (Knopf 1985) literary fantasy novel set in a New England town just before WWII. Second printing.

Black Magic Nigel Williams (Hutchinson 0-09-170950-4, Jul ’88, £8.95, 117pp, hc) Fantasy novella. Illustrated throughout by Julek Heller.

The Dragonbone Chair Tad Williams (DAW 0-8099-0003-3, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $19.95, 654pp, hc) [Memory, Sorrow & Thorn] Tolkienesque fantasy novel, Book One of “Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn”.

Tailchaser’s Song Tad Williams (DAW 0-88677-278-8, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $4.50, 375pp, pb) Reissue (DAW 1985) anthropomorphic cat novel. Sixth printing.

Hardwired Walter Jon Williams (Orbit 0-7088-3715-8, Apr ’88, £3.50, 343pp, pb) [Hardwired] Reprint (Tor 1986) sf novel.

House of Shards Walter Jon Williams (Tor 0-812-55783-2, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $3.95, 309pp, pb) [Drake Maijstral] Sf comedy of manners, sequel to The Crown Jewels.

Voice of the Whirlwind Walter Jon Williams (Tor 0-812-55785-9, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $3.95, 278pp, pb) [Hardwired] Reprint (Tor 1987) sf novel, an indirect sequel to Hardwired. Cyberfiction.

Ash Wednesday Chet Williamson (Headline 0-7472-3073-0, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], £3.50, 372pp, pb) Reprint (Tor 1987) horror novel about a town in which all all the dead reappear as unmoving ‘ghosts’ where they died. [First U.K. edition]

Lowland Rider Chet Williamson (Tor 0-812-52722-4, Aug ’88, $3.95, 342pp, pb) Horror novel set in the New York City subway.

Lowland Rider Chet Williamson (Headline 0-7472-3158-3, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], £3.50, 342pp, pb) Reprint (Tor 1988) horror novel. [First U.K. edition]

The Banished J. N. Williamson (Leisure 0-8439-2609-0, Jul ’88, $3.50, 255pp, pb) Horror novel. Malformed children suddenly disappear.

Dead to the World J. N. Williamson (Leisure 0-8439-2627-9, Jun ’88, $3.95, 366pp, pb) Horror novel. The walking dead kill.

Horror House J. N. Williamson (W.H. Allen Star 0-352-32240-3, Jun ’88, £2.99, 243pp, pb) Reprint (Leisure 1981) horror novel.

The Longest Night J. N. Williamson (Leisure 0-8439-2713-5, Dec ’88, $3.95, 368pp, pb) Reissue (Leisure 1985) horror novel. The undead are out for revenge. Second printing.

The Best of Masques ed. J. N. Williamson (Berkley 0-425-10693-4, Jun ’88 [May ’88], $3.50, 228pp, pb) Anthology of 20 horror stories, culled from Masques and Masques II.

Masques ed. J. N. Williamson (Futura 0-7088-4051-5, Dec ’88, £3.50, 306pp, pb) Reprint (Maclay 1984) original horror anthology. [First U.K. edition]

Firechild Jack Williamson (Methuen 0-413-16330-X, Mar ’88, £3.50, 377pp, pb) Reprint (Bluejay 1986) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

The Humanoids Jack Williamson (Easton Press, Jun ’88, no price listed, 239pp, hc) [Humanoids] Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1949) sf novel with a new introduction by F.M. Busby and illustrations by David G. Klein. Part of the “Masterpieces of Science Fiction” series. Leatherbound, gilt edge limited edition.

Lincoln’s Dreams Connie Willis (Bantam Spectra 0-553-27025-7, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $3.95, 228pp, pb) Reprint (Bantam 1987) literary sf novel.

Lincoln’s Dreams Connie Willis (Grafton 0-586-20015-0, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], £2.99, 256pp, pb) Reprint (Bantam 1987) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

A World for the Meek Harry Willson (Amador 0-938513-01-X, 1987, $9.00, 184pp, tp) Post-Holocaust Zen fantasy novel. Published in 1987; not seen until 1988.

Magical Quest: The Use of Magic in Arthurian Romance Anne Deirdre Wilson (Manchester University Press 0-7190-2373-4, Jun ’88 [Jul ’88], £25.00, 242pp, hc) Critical study of the way that magic is used in Arthurian legends. Distributed in the US by St. Martin’s Press.

The Delta Colin Wilson (Grafton 0-586-06371-4, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], £3.50, 352pp, pb) [Spider World] Reprint (Grafton 1987) sf novel. Sequel to The Tower.

Spider World, Book 1: The Desert Colin Wilson (Ace 0-441-77810-0, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $2.95, 163pp, pb) [Spider World] Sf novel with giant spiders ruling the Earth. This first American edition is only the first third of Spider World: The Tower (Grafton 1987).

Spider World, Book 2: The Tower Colin Wilson (Ace 0-441-77811-9, Jan ’89, $3.50, 181pp, pb) [Spider World] Sf novel about a future Earth ruled by giant intelligent spiders. First American edition. This is only part two of the original British novel Spider World: The Tower (Grafton 1987).

Spider World: The Tower Colin Wilson (Grafton 0-586-07288-8, Apr ’88, £3.50, 496pp, pb) [Spider World] Reprint (Grafton 1987) sf/fantasy novel. Volume 1 in the series.

Black Wind F. Paul Wilson (Tor 0-312-93064-X, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $18.95, 465pp, hc) Novel of World War II with slight occult content — a secret weapon centuries old. Primarily a straight novel with associational interest.

The Keep F. Paul Wilson (Jove 0-515-08875-7, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $4.50, 406pp, pb) [Adversary] Reprint (Morrow 1981) horror novel set in a Nazi-occupied castle in Eastern Europe. A malignant force escapes its prison and starts killing the soldiers. Fourth printing.

The Tomb F. Paul Wilson (Jove 0-515-08876-5, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $4.50, 404pp, pb) [Repairman Jack] Reissue (Whispers Press/Berkley 1984) horror novel. An ancient evil awakes and is sent to America to fulfill its curse. Second printing.

The Touch F. Paul Wilson (NEL 0-450-42168-6, Mar ’88, £2.95, 313pp, pb) Reprint (Putnam’s 1986) horror novel. [First U.K. edition]

Eddy Deco’s Last Caper Gahan Wilson (McGraw-Hill 0-07-070728-6, Dec ’88, $5.95, 213pp, tp) Reprint (Times Books 1987) fantasy/detective farce.

The Earth Will Shake Robert Anton Wilson (Lynx 1-55802-176-0, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $4.95, 385pp, pb) [Historical Illuminatus Chronicles] Reprint (Bluejay 1984) historical fantasy novel of worldwide conspiracies, Vol. 1 of “The Historical Illuminatus Chronicles”.

Illuminatus: The Widow’s Son Robert Anton Wilson (Lynx 1-55802-177-9, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $4.95, 392pp, pb) [Historical Illuminatus Chronicles] Reprint (Bluejay 1985) historical fantasy novel, Volume Two in the “Historical Illuminatus Chronicles”.

Schrödinger’s Cat Trilogy Robert Anton Wilson (Dell 0-440-50070-2, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $10.95, 545pp, pb) [Schrodinger’s Cat Trilogy] Omnibus of The Universe Next Door, The Trick Top Hat, and The Homing Pigeons (all Pocket 1979).

The Hero Patricia Windsor (Delacorte 0-385-29624-X, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $14.95, 224pp, hc) YA SF ESP novel.

The Sorcerers Daoma Winston (Severn House 0-7278-1533-4, Jun ’88, £9.95, 160pp, hc) Reprint (Avon 1973, as by Dorian Winslow) novel about black magic and witchcraft. [First U.K. edition]

Night Visions 5 ed. Paul J. Mikol (Dark Harvest 0-913165-31-X, May ’88, $75.00, 274pp, hc) Original horror anthology with three stories by Stephen King, three by Dan Simmons, and a novelette by George R.R. Martin. Limited to 850 signed, numbered, boxed copies.

Night Visions 5 ed. Douglas E. Winter (Dark Harvest 0-913165-32-8, May ’88, $22.00, 274pp, hc) Trade edition of the above.

Prime Evil ed. Douglas E. Winter (NAL Signet 0-453-00572-1, Jun ’88 [May ’88], $18.95, 322pp, hc) Original horror anthology of 13 stories, including work by Stephen King and Clive Barker.

Prime Evil ed. Douglas E. Winter (Bantam UK 0-593-01542-8, Sep ’88, £11.95, 322pp, hc) Reprint (NAL 1988). original horror anthology of 13 stories, including work by Stephen King and Clive Barker. [First U.K. edition]

Prime Evil ed. Douglas E. Winter (Donald M. Grant 0-937986-84-8, Oct ’88, $200.00, 352pp, hc) Reprint (NAL 1988) original horror anthology of 13 stories. This is the special limited edition (1,000 copies) signed by all 13 contributors plus the editor and artist. It is bound in full black leather and comes in a black leather three-piece box lined in red velvet. There are full-color illustrations by Thomas Canty (who also designed the book) which are some of the most striking work he has ever done. The text has been completely reset. A marvelous piece of bookmaking. The publisher is sold out, but copies may still be available through dealers. (CNB)

Prime Evil ed. Douglas E. Winter (SFBC #13683, Dec ’88, $6.98, 304pp, hc) Reprint (NAL 1988) original horror anthology of 13 stories.

The Smarkand Dimension David Wise (Avon 0-380-70518-4, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $3.95, 262pp, pb) Suspense thriller with psychokinetic spying and sabotage between the U.S. and U.S.S.R.

The Seer G. Clifton Wisler (Dutton Lodestar 0-525-67262-1, Oct ’88 [Nov ’88], $12.95, 134pp, hc) [Antrian Messenger] Young-adult sf novel, sequel to The Antrian Messenger.

Planet of the Dead Donald Wismer (Baen 0-671-65400-4, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $2.95, 275pp, pb) Sf novel about drugs destroying several worlds, and the psi/samurai warriors sent to combat the problem.

The Past Is Another Country Peter Wludyka (Simon & Schuster 0-671-65253-2, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $18.95, 396pp, hc) Part speculative fiction, part coming-of-age tale, part moral fable, part detective story — literary novel set in the future but about the present.

The Crivit Experiment Allen Wold (NEL 0-450-42142-2, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], £1.95, 181pp, pb) [V] Reprint (Pinnacle 1985) sf novel. Volume 6 in the “V” series. [First U.K. edition]

The Eye in the Stone Allen Wold (Pageant 0-517-00725-8, Nov ’88, $3.95, 344pp, pb) Fantasy novel about a town which has fallen under the spell of evil sorcerers.

Star God Allen Wold (Bart 1-55785-065-8, Dec ’88, $3.50, 191pp, pb) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1980) science fiction novel.

V: Below the Threshhold Allen Wold (Tor 0-812-55732-8, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $3.50, 246pp, pb) [V] Sf novelization in the “V” series, based on a defunct tv show.

Who Censored Roger Rabbit? Gary Wolf (Ballantine 0-345-30325-3, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $3.50, 218pp, pb) [Roger Rabbit] Reissue (St. Martin’s 1981) alternate world fantasy/mystery novel. Movie tie-in edition, but not a novelization. This is the original novel, basis of the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

The Road to Avalon Joan Wolf (NAL 0-453-00607-8, Aug ’88, $18.95, 358pp, hc) Arthurian romance novel.

For Rosemary Gene Wolfe (Kerosina 0-948893-31-1, Nov ’88, £4.50, 46pp, tp) Poetry collection. Limited to 350 copies.

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