The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Night Fears ed. Anon. (Headline 0-7472-3258-X, May ’89 [Apr ’89], £5.99, 308pp, tp) Reprint (Dark Harvest 1987 as Night Visions 4) original anthology with horror stories by Dean R. Koontz, Edward Bryant, and Robert McCammon (several stories each), plus an introduction by Clive Barker, and illustrations by Kevin Davies. The stories range from good to excellent. Recommended. (PSP) [First U.K. edition]

Rhysling Anthology 1988 ed. Anon. (Science Fiction Poetry Association, Jan ’89, $2.50, 52pp, ph) Anthology of sf poetry. The “best of 1987.” Nominated for the “Rhysling” award.

Rhysling Anthology 1989 ed. Anon. (Science Fiction Poetry Association, Aug ’89, $2.50, unpaginated, ph) Anthology of 21 poems containing the Rhysling nominees for the Best Fantastic Poetry of 1988.

Sweeping Beauties ed. Anon. (Attic Press 0-946211-71-X, Sep ’89, £3.50, 64pp, tp, cover by Barbara Nolan) Original anthology of fairy-tales with a feminist slant. Volume Four in the “Fairytales for Feminists” series.

Tales from Beyond the Grave [by Emma Blackley] ed. Anon. (Gallery Books 0-8317-8628-0, 1989, $6.98, 380pp, hc) Anthology of 27 supernatural stories, first American edition (Octopus 1982).

Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos ed. Anon. (Arkham House 0-87054-159-5, Nov ’89, $23.95, 529pp, hc, cover by Jeffrey K. Potter) Anthology of 22 Mythos stories with an introduction by James Turner. This is a revised edition of the 1969 Arkham house edition. This drops four stories and adds seven. The earlier version was edited by August Derleth. The new edition was probably edited by James Turner.

And Eternity Piers Anthony (William Morrow 0-688-08688-8, Jan ’90 [Dec ’89], $15.95, 369pp, hc, cover by Rowena) [Incarnations of Immortality] Fantasy novel, seventh book of the “Incarnations of Immortality” series.

Battle Circle Piers Anthony (Corgi 0-552-13549-6, Nov ’89, £4.99, 537pp, pb, cover by Stephen Lavis) [Battle Circle] Reissue (Avon 1978) sf omnibus of Sos the Rope (Pyramid 1968), Var the Stick (Faber 1972), and Neq the Sword (Corgi 1975).

Being a Green Mother Piers Anthony (Severn House 0-7278-4001-0, Oct ’89, £12.95, 399pp, hc, cover by Steve Crisp) [Incarnations of Immortality] Reprint (Del Rey 1987) fantasy novel. Volume five in the “Incarnations of Immortality” series.

Bio of a Space Tyrant, Vol. 1: Refugee Piers Anthony (Avon 0-380-84194-0, Mar ’89, $3.50, 312pp, pb) [Bio of a Space Tyrant] Reissue (Avon 1983) sf novel, first in a space opera pentology. 15th printing.

Bio of an Ogre Piers Anthony (Ace 0-441-06225-3, Oct ’89 [Sep ’89], $4.50, 314pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1988) non-fiction; autobiography of Anthony to age 50. Includes a number of appendices with a bibliography of his work.

But What of Earth? Piers Anthony (Tor 0-812-53098-5, Jul ’89 [Jun ’89], $4.95, 282pp, pb) Original text of a sf novel with an introduction, notes, and a conclusion dealing (in detail) with Anthony’s claim that the Laser editorial staff butchered his novel for the 1976 edition written in “collaboration” with Robert Coulson. The text has 168 footnotes on the changes. You’ll need a copy of the Laser edition to really compare them.

For Love of Evil Piers Anthony (Grafton 0-586-20682-5, Oct ’89, £3.99, 381pp, pb, cover by Steve Crisp) [Incarnations of Immortality] Reprint (Morrow 1988) fantasy novel. Volume six in the “Incarnations of Immortality” series. [First U.K. edition]

Heaven Cent Piers Anthony (NEL 0-450-49088-2, Jun ’89, £6.95, 324pp, tp) [Xanth] Reprint (Avon 1988) fantasy novel. Volume 11 in the “Xanth” series. Also available in hardcover (-49087-4, £10.95). [First U.K. edition]

Man from Mundania Piers Anthony (Avon 0-380-75289-1, Oct ’89, $4.50, 361pp, pb) [Xanth] Fantasy novel, 12th in the “Xanth” series.

Of Man and Manta Piers Anthony (Corgi 0-552-13548-8, Nov ’89 [Oct ’89], £4.99, 622pp, pb) [Mantas] Reissue (Corgi 1986) sf omnibus of Omnivore (Ballantine 1968), Orn (SFBC 1971), and Ox (SFBC 1976).

Out of Phaze Piers Anthony (NEL 0-450-42930-X, Feb ’89 [Jan ’89], £6.95, 288pp, tp, cover by Chris Achilleos) [Apprentice Adept] Reprint (Ace/Putnam 1987) sf/fantasy novel. Volume Four in the “Apprentice Adept” series. Also available in hc (-42924-5, £11.95). [First U.K. edition]

Pornucopia Piers Anthony (Tafford Publishing 0-923712-0-3, Nov ’89, $19.95, 187pp, hc) Hardcore pornographic sf black comic novel. The book is shrinkwrapped and is available only to those at least 21.

Robot Adept Piers Anthony (Ace 0-441-73118-X, Mar ’89 [Feb ’89], $4.50, 341pp, pb) [Apprentice Adept] Reprint (Ace/Putnam 1988) fantasy novel, fifth in the “Apprentice Adept” series.

Robot Adept Piers Anthony (NEL 0-450-42932-6, Sep ’89, £6.95, 286pp, tp, cover by Chris Achilleos) [Apprentice Adept] Reprint (Ace/Putnam 1988) sf/fantasy novel. Volume 5 in the “Appentice Adept” series. Also available in hardcover (-42931-8, £11.95). [First U.K. edition]

Tarot Piers Anthony (Grafton 0-586-20618-3, Nov ’89, £6.99, 616pp, tp, cover by Tim White) [Tarot] Reprint (Ace 1987) fantasy novel, originally published in three parts, God of Tarot (Jove 1979), Vision of Tarot (Berkley 1980), and Faith of Tarot (Berkley 1980). This omnibus edition contains a new introduction by Piers Anthony. [First U.K. edition]

Thousandstar Piers Anthony (Avon 0-380-75556-4, Nov ’89, $3.50, 294pp, pb) [Cluster] Reissue (Avon 1980) sf novel, fourth in the “Cluster” series; eighth printing.

Total Recall Piers Anthony (William Morrow 0-688-05209-6, Sep ’89 [Aug ’89], $16.95, 246pp, hc) Science fiction movie novelization about a company that sells synthetic memories, based on Philip K. Dick’s “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale”.

Unicorn Point Piers Anthony (Ace/Putnam 0-399-13433-6, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $15.95, 303pp, hc) [Apprentice Adept] Fantasy novel, book six of the “Apprentice Adept” series.

Unicorn Point Piers Anthony (Ace 0-441-84563-0, Jan ’90 [Dec ’89], $4.50, 337pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Apprentice Adept] Reprint (Ace/Putnam 1989) fantasy novel, sixth book of the “Apprentice Adept” series.

Vale of the Vole Piers Anthony (NEL 0-450-50533-2, Sep ’89, £2.99, 287pp, pb) [Xanth] Reprint (Avon 1987) fantasy novel. Volume 10 in the “Xanth” series.

Through the Ice Piers Anthony & Robert Kornwise (Underwood-Miller 0-88733-071-X, Nov ’89, $25.00, 203pp, hc, cover by Daniel R. Horne) Fantasy novel with an afterword by Anthony, who has completed a manuscript left unfinished on the death of a sixteen year old boy.

Serpent’s Silver Piers Anthony & Robert E. Margroff (Tor 0-812-50257-4, Nov ’89 [Oct ’89], $4.95, 313pp, pb) [Kelvin of Rud] Reprint (Tor 1989) fantasy novel, sequel to Dragon’s Gold.

Piers Anthony’s Visual Guide to Xanth Piers Anthony & Jody Lynn Nye (Avon 0-380-75749-4, Nov ’89 [Oct ’89], $11.95, 236pp, tp) [Xanth] Guide to the Xanth books, profusely illustrated. Packaged by Bill Fawcett & Associates.

The Best Japanese Science Fiction Stories ed. John L. Apostolou & Martin H. Greenberg (Dembner 0-942637-06-2, Jan ’89 [Feb ’89], $16.95, 176pp, hc) Anthology of 13 stories translated from the Japanese, plus a reading list of Japanese sf in English. Recommended. (CNB)

The Voice of Cepheus Ken Appleby (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-36269-1, Dec ’89 [Nov ’89], $3.95, 267pp, pb, cover by David B. Mattingly) Sf novel of alien first contact and a marooned spacecraft. A first novel.

The Book of Justice Volume 1: Genocide Express Jack Arnett (Bantam 0-553-27761-8, Nov ’89, $2.95, 199pp, pb, cover by Alan Ayers) [Book of Justice] Associational men’s adventure series. Arnett is a pseudonym for Mike McQuay.

Full Spectrum 2 ed. Lou Aronica, Shawna McCarthy, Amy Stout & Patrick LoBrutto (Doubleday Foundation 0-385-26019-9, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $19.95, 464pp, hc) Original anthology of 27 stories.

Journey to Terezor Frank Asch (Holiday House 0-8234-0751-9, Apr ’89, $13.95, 160pp, hc) [Orb] Young-adult sf novel, first book of the “Orb” trilogy.

Red Moon, Red Lake Ascher-Straus (McPherson 0-914232-97-5, Dec ’88 [Jan ’89], $8.00, 128pp, tp) Collection of seven interrelated fantasy/paranoid/magic realism stories on (maybe) collective nightmares. Also announced in hardcover (-96-7, $16.00) but not seen.

The Star Trek Compendium Allan Asherman (Pocket 0-671-68440-X, Jun ’89, $10.95, 182pp, tp) [Star Trek] Revised edition of the 1981 Pocket book, including material on Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.

The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov Isaac Asimov (Dark Harvest 0-913165-44-1, May ’89 [Apr ’89], $21.95, 678pp, hc) Oversize (18x26cm) collection of Asimov’s short stories and non-fiction (one from each year) published to commemorate his golden anniversary as a professional writer. Edited by Martin H. Greenberg and illustrated by Ron Lindahn and Val Lakey Lindahn. Also available in a boxed limited edition of 500 copies signed by author and artists (-43-3, $49.00).

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