The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Book of Lost Tales, Part I J. R. R. Tolkien (SFBC #2005, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $5.98, 297pp, hc) [Middle-Earth] Reprint (Allen & Unwin 1983) collection of 10 early works on Middle Earth plus commentary.

The Book of Lost Tales, Part II J. R. R. Tolkien (Allen & Unwin 0-04-823265-3, 1984, £12.50, 385pp, hc) [Middle-Earth] Original fantasy collection. Volume two in “The History of Middle-Earth”.

The Book of Lost Tales, Part II J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin 0-395-36614-3, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $16.95, 385pp, hc) [Middle-Earth] Reprint (W.H. Allen 1984) fantasy collection from Tolkien’s archives on the history of Middle Earth. Six legend/stories plus commentary.

The Hobbit J. R. R. Tolkien (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31858-7, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $2.95, 287pp, pb) [Middle-Earth] Reissue (Allen & Unwin 1937) fantasy novel. The text is that of the 1966 Longmans revised edition, and there is a 1973 introduction by Peter Beagle. The book has sold 7 million copies worldwide.

The Hobbit J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin 0-395-36290-3, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $19.95, 290pp, hc) [Middle-Earth] Reprint (Allen & Unwin 1937), a new illustrated edition of the famous fantasy novel, featuring fifty illustrations by Michael Hague.

The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin 0-395-35635-0, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $15.95, 240pp, hc) Non-fiction, a collection of 7 essays/lectures, edited by Christopher Tolkien. First U.S. edition (Allen & Unwin 1983).

Smith of Wootton Major & Farmer Giles of Ham J. R. R. Tolkien (SFBC #4020, May ’84, $3.98, 117pp, hc) Reprint (Houghton Mifflin 1967) collection of two fantasy novellas.

Raven of Destiny Peter Tremayne (Methuen 0-413-54590-3, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], £8.95, 286pp, hc) Fantasy novel about a Celtic warrior.

Angado E. C. Tubb (DAW 0-87997-908-9, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $2.50, 159pp, pb) [Dumarest] Sf novel in the “Dumarest of Terra” series.

Symbol of Terra E. C. Tubb (DAW 0-87997-955-0, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $2.50, 237pp, pb) [Dumarest] Sf novel, “Dumarest of Terra” #30.

Ice and Iron Wilson Tucker (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31621-5, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.50, 187pp, pb) Reissue (Doubleday 1974) sf novel. This edition follows the text of the revised 1975 Ballantine edition.

Doctor Who: The Unfolding Text John Tulloch & Manuel Alvarado (St. Martin’s 0-312-21485-5, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $30.00, 342pp, hc) [Doctor Who] Non-fiction, a dead-serious scholarly discussion of the tv series, complete with diagrams, jargon, and the aim “to elucidate through practical demonstration analytical approaches for the student and teacher of media studies....” This is not for the average fan. (FCM) First U.S. edition (Macmillan U.K. 1983).

Doctor Who: The Unfolding Text John Tulloch & Manuel Alvarado (Macmillan UK 0-333-34848-6, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $16.95 import, 342pp, pb) [Doctor Who] Reprint (Macmillan U.K. 1983) non-fiction.

Doctor Who: The Unfolding Text John Tulloch & Manuel Alvarado (St. Martin’s 0-312-21488-X, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $9.95, 342pp, tp) [Doctor Who] Reprint (Macmillan U.K. 1983). Non-fiction, scholarly approch to the long-running tv series.

Natfact 7 John Tully (Methuen 0-416-48270-8, Jul ’84, £6.50, 160pp, hc) Young-adult sf novel. [Not seen]

In the Heart or in the Head: An Essay in Time Travel George Turner (Norstrilia 0-909106-14-2, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $A16.95, 239pp, pb) Non-fiction, an autobiography including discussions of his sf, fandom, etc. It also functions as a personal view of Australian sf circles.

Vaneglory George Turner (Sphere 0-7221-8643-6, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $5.95, 320pp, pb) [Vaneglory] Reprint (Faber & Faber 1981) sf novel.

The Year’s Scholarship in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Literature, 1981 Marshall B. Tymn (Kent State University Press 0-87338-301-X, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $7.50, 103pp, pb) Non-fiction; reference. An annotated list of 1981 material about sf. Mostly academic work, but some coverage of fanzines etc.

Fear Itself: The Horror Fiction of Stephen King ed. Tim Underwood & Chuck Miller (Plume 0-452-25527-9, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $7.95, 277pp, tp) Non-fiction, group of critical studies. [Stephen King]

The Witches of Eastwick John Updike (Knopf 0-394-53760-2, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $15.95, 307pp, hc) [Eastwick] Literary fantasy novel of New England witchery and malefica.

The Witches of Eastwick John Updike (Knopf 0-394-53765-3, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $65.00, 307pp, hc) [Eastwick] Limited signed edition of the above.

Re/Search No 8/9: J.G. Ballard ed. Vale & Andrea Juno (Re/Search Pub. 0-940642-08-5, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $8.95, 171pp, tp) One of a series of trade paperbacks that are a cross between a magazine and a book, this one is devoted to Ballard and includes interviews, fiction, non-fiction, autobiography, bibliography, collages, photos, and critical essays about Ballard, illustrated with suitably bizarre photos etc. [J. G. Ballard]

Enchantment Doris & Boris Vallejo (Ballantine 0-345-32073-5, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $30.00, 107pp, hc) Erotic fantasy stories by Doris, based on color illustrations by Boris. Also available in tp (-31306-2, $14.95).

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton Mifflin 0-395-35393-9, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $14.95, unpaginated, hc) A book of illustrations from unwritten books for children, the “Mysteries” are indeed enigmatic and wonderful, from the glowing pumpkin to the rocket/house ascending from Maple Street. This is the most impressive — and fun — art book of the year. (FCM)

Ten Years Beyond Baker Street: Sherlock Holmes Matches His Wits with the Diabolical Dr. Fu Manchu Cay Van Ash (Harper & Row 0-06-015171-4, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $14.95, 339pp, hc) [Sherlock Holmes] Pastiche of Doyle and Sax Rohmer, with “period drawings” by Peter Elwell. Better than average for its type, with convincing characterization and period charm. (FCM) [Arthur Conan Doyle]

Bluesong Sydney J. Van Scyoc (Berkley 0-425-07130-8, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.75, 261pp, pb) [Darkchild] Reprint (Berkley 1983) sf novel, 2nd in the “Darkchild” series. First mass-market edition.

Darkchild Sydney J. Van Scyoc (Berkley 0-425-07401-3, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.75, 249pp, pb) [Darkchild] Reissue (Berkley 1982) sf novel, first in the series.

Starmother Sydney J. Van Scyoc (Berkley 0-425-06467-0, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $2.50, 216pp, pb) Reissue (Berkley 1977) sf novel.

Starsilk Sydney J. Van Scyoc (Berkley 0-425-07207-X, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $5.95, 245pp, tp) [Darkchild] Sf novel, conclusion of the “Darkchild” trilogy.

The 25th Pan Book of Horror Stories ed. Herbert van Thal (Pan 0-330-28206-9, 1984, £1.50, 157pp, pb) Anthology of new and reprint horror stories.

The Beast A. E. van Vogt (DAW 0-87997-910-0, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $2.50, 175pp, pb) [Pendrake] Reprint (Doubleday 1963) sf novel put together from a series of shorter works.

The Book of Ptath A. E. van Vogt (DAW 0-87997-930-5, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $2.50, 160pp, pb) Reprint (Fantasy Press 1947) fantasy novel.

The Book of Dreams Jack Vance (DAW 0-87997-943-7, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.50, 234pp, pb) [Demon Princes] Reissue (DAW 1981) sf novel, fifth and final volume in the “Demon Princes” series.

Cugel’s Saga Jack Vance (Underwood-Miller 0-934438-83-8, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $30.00, 334pp, hc) [Cugel; Dying Earth] Reprint (Timescape 1983) fantasy collection masquerading as a novel; episodes in the picaresque life of Cugel the Clever. Illustrations by Stephen Fabian. Limited edition of 550 signed, numbered copies.

Cugel’s Saga Jack Vance (Baen 0-671-55917-6, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $3.50, 334pp, pb) [Cugel; Dying Earth] Reprint (Timescape 1983) episodic fantasy novel. Part of the “Dying Earth” series.

The Face Jack Vance (DAW 0-87997-921-6, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $2.50, 224pp, pb) [Demon Princes] Reissue (DAW 1979) sf novel, fourth in the “Demon Princes” series.

The Killing Machine Jack Vance (DAW 0-87997-938-0, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $2.25, 159pp, pb) [Demon Princes] Reissue (Berkley 1964) sf novel, second in the “Demon Princes” series; 4th DAW printing.

Lyonesse Jack Vance (Berkley 0-425-06832-3, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $3.50, 436pp, pb) [Lyonesse] Reprint (Berkley 1983) fantasy novel, first in a new series. Recommended. (CNB)

Lyonesse Jack Vance (Granada 0-586-06027-8, Jun ’84 [May ’84], £2.95, 436pp, tp) [Lyonesse] Reprint (Berkley 1983) fantasy novel.

Marune: Alastor 993 Jack Vance (Underwood-Miller 0-934438-95-1, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $15.00, 169pp, hc) [Alastor cluster (Connatic)] Reprint (Ballantine 1975) sf novel, first hardcover edition. 780 copy trade edition.

Marune: Alastor 993 Jack Vance (Underwood-Miller 0-934438-94-3, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $30.00, 169pp, hc) [Alastor cluster (Connatic)] 200 copy signed limited edition of the above.

Rhialto the Marvelous Jack Vance (Underwood-Miller/Brandywyne 0-88733-004-5, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $40.00, 198pp, hc) [Dying Earth] Limited edition of 1,000 copies, boxed and signed. This is a collection of three fantasy novellas, two new and one revised, all set in the Dying Earth. Illustrations by Stephen E. Fabian.

Rhialto the Marvelous Jack Vance (Baen 0-671-55911-7, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $12.95, 219pp, hc) [Dying Earth] Reprint (Underwood-Miller 1984) fantasy collection, the first trade edition of this sequel to Cugel’s Saga and the earlier tales of the “Dying Earth”.

Space Opera Jack Vance (Underwood-Miller 0-934438-99-4, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $30.00 signed/numbered edition of 200; $15.95 trade edition of 400, 143pp, hc) Reprint (Pyramid 1965) sf novel, one of Vance’s favorites — and rightly so, for it is witty, colorful, and always entertaining. Recommended. (FCM)

Trullion: Alastor 2262 Jack Vance (Underwood-Miller 0-934438-93-5, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $15.00, 247pp, hc) [Alastor cluster (Connatic)] Reprint (Ballantine 1973) sf novel. First hardcover edition.

Trullion: Alastor 2262 Jack Vance (Underwood-Miller 0-934438-92-7, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $30.00, 247pp, hc) [Alastor cluster (Connatic)] Limited edition of the above.

Wyst: Alastor 1716 Jack Vance (Underwood-Miller 0-934438-97-8, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $15.00, 222pp, hc) [Alastor cluster (Connatic)] Reprint (DAW 1978) sf novel. First hardcover edition.

Wyst: Alastor 1716 Jack Vance (Underwood-Miller 0-934438-96-X, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $30.00, 222pp, hc) [Alastor cluster (Connatic)] Limited edition of the above.

Cenotaph Road #4: Iron Tongue Robert E. Vardeman (Ace 0-441-37366-6, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $2.75, 217pp, pb) [Cenotaph Road] Fantasy novel.

Cenotaph Road #5: Fire and Fog Robert E. Vardeman (Ace 0-441-23824-6, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.75, 215pp, pb) [Cenotaph Road] Fantasy novel.

Cenotaph Road #6: Pillar of Night Robert E. Vardeman (Ace 0-441-66397-4, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $2.75, 200pp, pb) [Cenotaph Road] Fantasy novel, conclusion of the saga of a boy and his giant pet spider.

Star Trek: The Klingon Gambit Robert E. Vardeman (Pocket 0-671-47720-X, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $2.95, 158pp, pb) [Star Trek] Reissue (Timescape 1981) “Star Trek” novelization. Number 3 in the series.

Star Trek: The Klingon Gambit Robert E. Vardeman (Gregg 0-8398-2834-9, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $10.95, 158pp, hc) [Star Trek] Reprint (Timescape 1981) “Star Trek” novelization. Number 3 in the series.

The War of Powers Robert E. Vardeman & Victor Milán (NEL 0-450-05661-9, Jun ’84 [May ’84], £2.50, 457pp, pb) [War of Powers] First omnibus edition of the first half of a six-volume fantasy series; this has The Sundered Realm, The City in the Glacier, and The Destiny Stone (all Playboy 1980).

Demon John Varley (Putnam 0-399-12945-6, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $14.95, 464pp, hc) [Gaea] Sf novel, conclusion of the “Gaea” trilogy. The hardcover is a small edition; it beat the trade paperback to the stores.

Demon John Varley (Berkley 0-425-05879-4, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $6.95, 464pp, tp) [Gaea] Trade paperback edition of the above.

Demon John Varley (SFBC #1306, Sep ’84, $5.98, 435pp, hc) [Gaea] Reprint (Putnam 1984) sf novel, conclusion of the “Gaia” trilogy. Good slam-bang adventure and a fitting end to a fine series. (CNB)

The Ophiuchi Hotline John Varley (Berkley 0-425-07192-8, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $2.95, 234pp, pb) [Eight Worlds] Reprint (Dial 1977) sf novel.

The Persistence of Vision John Varley (Berkley 0-425-07300-9, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $2.95, 288pp, pb) Reprint (Dial 1978) collection of nine stories. The title story won the Nebula. Highly recommended. (CNB)

Picnic on Nearside John Varley (Berkley 0-425-07120-0, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $2.95, 260pp, pb) Reissue (Berkley 1980, as The Barbie Murders) collection.

Copili: Aztec Prince Miguel Aleman Velasco (Doubleday 0-385-18901-X, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $13.95, 129pp, hc) Historical novel with elements of fantasy.

A Guide to the Star Wars Universe Raymond L. Velasco (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31920-6, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $2.95, 215pp, pb) [Star Wars] Non-fiction, a glossary of people, places, characters, and gadgets from the films, with illustrations.

The Dune Storybook Joan D. Vinge (Putnam 0-399-12949-9, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $6.95, unpaginated, hc) [Dune] Juvenile adaptation of the David Lynch screenplay for the movie based on Frank Herbert’s novel, with numerous color stills from the film.

The Snow Queen Joan D. Vinge (Dell 0-440-17749-9, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $3.95, 536pp, pb) [Snow Queen] Reissue (Dial 1980) Hugo-winning sf novel.

World’s End Joan D. Vinge (Bluejay 0-312-94468-3, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $13.95, 230pp, hc) [Snow Queen] Sf novel, sequel to The Snow Queen. Character study; evocative and depressing. (EAL)

World’s End Joan D. Vinge (Bluejay, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $40.00, 230pp, hc) [Snow Queen] Limited edition of the above.

World’s End Joan D. Vinge (SFBC #2431, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $3.98, 183pp, hc) [Snow Queen] Reprint (Bluejay 1984) sf novel.

World’s End Joan D. Vinge (Tor 0-812-55711-5, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $2.95, 284pp, pb) [Snow Queen] Reprint (Bluejay 1984) sf novel. Companion piece to The Snow Queen.

The Peace War Vernor Vinge (Bluejay 0-312-94342-3, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $15.95, 286pp, hc) [Bobbles] An excellent sf novel of a near-future earth transformed by a stolen invention. Recommended. (FCM)

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