The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Wyvern A. A. Attanasio (Grafton 0-246-12860-7, Mar ’89 [Feb ’89], £12.95, 422pp, hc, cover by David Bull) Reprint (Ticknor & Fields 1988) entertaining novel of 17th century piracy with a hint of sorcery. (PSP) Also available in trade paperback (-13496-8, £7.95). [First U.K. edition]

The Last Legends of Earth A. A. Attanasio (Easton Press, Oct ’89, no price, 481pp, hc) [Radix] Epic sf novel in the Stapledonian manner, with an introduction by James Gunn and artwork by Pat Morrissey. This is a signed, limited, leatherbound, gilt-edge edition that is being published “simultaneously” with the Doubleday Foundation hardcover/trade paperback edition which appeared two months ago. This edition is part of the “Signed First Editions of Science Fiction” series and is available by subscription only.

In the Country of Last Things Paul Auster (Faber 0-571-15317-8, Jun ’89 [Jul ’89], £3.99, 188pp, tp, cover by Irene Von Treskow) Reprint (Viking 1987) literary sf novel.

The Man Who Was Poe Avi (Franklin Watts/Orchard 0-531-05833-6, Oct ’89, $13.95, 208pp, hc) Young-adult historical mystery/horror novel with Edgar Allen Poe as a detective and ghosts that prowl an old cemetery.

Forgotten Realms: Shadowdale Richard Awlinson (TSR 0-88038-730-0, Jun ’89, $3.95, 335pp, tp) [Forgotten Realms: Avatar] Fantasy novelization based on the “Forgotten Realms” game, first book in the “Avatar” trilogy.

Forgotten Realms: Shadowdale Richard Awlinson (Penguin 0-14-012628-7, Oct ’89, £3.99, 335pp, pb, cover by Jeff Easley) [Forgotten Realms: Avatar] Reprint (TSR 1989) fantasy novelization. Volume one in the “Avatar” trilogy. [First U.K. edition]

Forgotten Realms: Tantras Richard Awlinson (TSR 0-88038-748-3, Aug ’89, $3.95, 338pp, tp) [Forgotten Realms: Avatar] Fantasy novelization based on the “Forgotten Realms” game, book two of the “Avatar” trilogy.

Forgotten Realms: Tantras Richard Awlinson (Penguin 0-14-012629-5, Nov ’89, £3.99, 338pp, pb, cover by Clyde Caldwell) [Forgotten Realms: Avatar] Reprint (TSR 1989) fantasy novelization. Volume 2 in the “Avatar” trilogy. This is a pseudonym for Scott Ciencin. [First U.K. edition]

Forgotten Realms: Waterdeep Richard Awlinson (TSR 0-88038-759-9, Oct ’89, $3.95, 341pp, tp) [Forgotten Realms: Avatar] Fantasy series based on the “Forgotten Realms” game setting, third book of the “Avatar” trilogy. Awlinson is a pseudonym for Troy Denning.

Death Lands: Homeward Bound [by Laurence James] James Axler (Gold Eagle 0-373-62505-7, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], £2.50, 317pp, pb, cover by Michael Herring) [Deathlands] Reprint (Worldwide 1988) post-holocaust adventure novel. Volume 5 in the series. [First U.K. edition]

Death Lands: Pony Soldiers [by Laurence James] James Axler (Gold Eagle 0-373-62506-5, Jul ’89, £2.75, 348pp, pb) [Deathlands] Reprint (Worldwide Library/Gold Eagle 1988) post-holocaust adventure novel. Volume 5 in the series. [First U.K. edition]

Death Lands: Red Equinox [by Laurence James] James Axler (Worldwide Library 0-373-62509-X, Jun ’89, $3.95, 299pp, pb) [Deathlands] Post-holocaust sf military adventure novel. Number 9 in the series.

Death Lands: Dectra Chain [by Laurence James] James Axler (Gold Eagle 0-373-62507-3, Oct ’89, £2.75, 349pp, pb, cover by Herring) [Deathlands] Reprint (Worldwide Library 1988) post-holocaust adventure novel. Volume seven in the series. [First U.K. edition]

Children of the Maker Lucy Cullyford Babbitt (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 0-374-31245-1, Nov ’88, $13.95, 232pp, hc) [Oval Amulet] Young-adult future fantasy novel, sequel to The Oval Amulet.

The Daughter of the Runes Lindsay Badenoch (Arkana 0-14-019185-2, Apr ’89, £5.99, 229pp, tp) Occult novel.

New Destinies, Vol. VIII ed. Jim Baen (Baen 0-671-69839-7, Sep ’89 [Aug ’89], $3.50, 283pp, pb) Original anthology of seven stories, three non-fiction pieces, and a guest editorial by James P. Hogan.

New Destinies, Vol. VII ed. Jim Baen (Baen 0-671-69815-X, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $3.50, 287pp, pb) Original anthology of five stories plus seven non-fiction pieces.

A Stranger to Herself Hilary Bailey (Macmillan 0-333-47462-7, Aug ’89, £12.95, 474pp, hc) Mainstream novel set in 1991.

Enchanter Robin W. Bailey (Avon 0-380-75386-3, May ’89 [Apr ’89], $3.95, 315pp, pb) Fantasy novelization based on one of the Infocom computer games. Packaged by Byron Preiss Visual Publications.

Philip José Farmer’s The Dungeon, Volume 4: The Lake of Fire Robin W. Bailey (Bantam Spectra 0-553-28185-2, Oct ’89 [Sep ’89], $3.95, 281pp, pb) [Dungeon] Fantasy novelization set in a shared world created by Farmer. Packaged by Byron Preiss Visual Publications. There are no names on the cover, only The Dungeon: Volume 4.

Split Second Nick Baker (Collins 0-00-107212-9, May ’89, £6.95, 176pp, hc) Young-adult sf novel about a boy who can split himself into twins at will.

Brave New World: History, Science, and Dystopia Robert S. Baker (G.K. Hall/Twayne 0-8057-8077-7, Jan ’90 [Dec ’89], $18.95, 155pp, hc, cover by Georgia O’Keeffe) Non-fiction, reference. Detailed analysis of Huxley’s novel. [Aldous Huxley]

Firedance Scott Baker (Legend 0-09-960100-1, Mar ’89, £3.50, 380pp, pb) [Ashlu Cycle] Reprint (Tor 1986) fantasy novel. Volume 2 in the “Ashlu Cycle” tetralogy. [First U.K. edition]

Webs Scott Baker (Tor 0-812-51557-9, May ’89, $3.95, 310pp, pb) Horror novel about a man attacked by murderous spiders.

Galactic Convoy Bill Baldwin (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20408-7, Jan ’90 [Dec ’89], $3.95, 332pp, pb, cover by John Berkey) [Helmsman] Reissue (Questar 1987) space opera sf novel, second book of the “Helmsman” series; second printing.

The Helmsman Bill Baldwin (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20027-8, Jan ’90 [Dec ’89], $3.95, 311pp, pb, cover by John Berkey) [Helmsman] Reissue (Questar 1985) space opera sf novel, first book of the “Helmsman” series; second printing.

The Trophy Bill Baldwin (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20733-7, Jan ’90 [Dec ’89], $3.95, 318pp, pb, cover by John Berkey) [Helmsman] Space opera sf novel, third book of the “Helmsman” series.

The Day of Creation J. G. Ballard (Macmillan Collier 0-02-041514-1, May ’89 [Mar ’89], $7.95, 254pp, tp) Reprint (Gollancz 1987) quasi-science fictional mainstream novel.

Hello America J. G. Ballard (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-547-7, Oct ’89 [Sep ’89], $3.95, 224pp, pb) Reprint (Cape 1981) surreal sf novel.

Running Wild J. G. Ballard (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 0-374-25288-2, Nov ’89, $12.95, 104pp, hc) Associational thriller novella, illustrated by Janet Woolley. First American edition (Hutchinson 1988).

Running Wild J. G. Ballard (Arena 0-09-973050-2, Nov ’89 [Oct ’89], £3.50, 80pp, tp, cover by Ivan Allen) Reprint (Hutchinson 1988) novella about a housing estate where the adults have all been murdered and the children have vanished. Only marginally sf, but classic Ballard.

Poly: New Speculative Writing ed. Lee Ballentine (Ocean View Books 0-938075-05-5, Aug ’89 [Jul ’89], $16.95, 319pp, tp) Original anthology of speculative writing that includes prose works, drama, poetry (mostly), a filmscript and an interview. Contributors include Ray Bradbury, Thomas M. Disch, Steve Rasnic Tem, and Bruce Boston. A hardcover edition (-08-X, $40.00) of 200 copies was announced but not seen.

The Bridge Iain M. Banks (Futura 0-7088-8303-6, Mar ’89 [Feb ’89], £4.99, 288pp, tp) Reprint (Macmillan UK 1986) literary fantasy novel.

The Bridge Iain M. Banks (St. Martin’s 0-312-02881-4, May ’89 [Apr ’89], $16.95, 309pp, hc) Bizarre satirical literary novel about a car-crash victim’s science fictional trauma-induced hallucinations. First American edition (Macmillan UK 1986).

Canal Dreams Iain M. Banks (Macmillan 0-333-51768-7, Aug ’89, £12.95, 198pp, hc) Associational mainstream novel.

The Player of Games Iain M. Banks (St. Martin’s 0-312-02630-7, Feb ’89 [Jan ’89], $16.95, 309pp, hc) [Culture] Sf novel. A master game player plays the ultimate game. First American edition (Macmillian UK 1989).

The Player of Games Iain M. Banks (Orbit 0-7088-8309-5, Aug ’89 [Jul ’89], £4.99, 309pp, tp) [Culture] Reprint (Macmillan UK 1988) sf novel about a game-player representing The Culture against a rival Empire. Great fun. Recommended. (PSP)

The State of the Art Iain M. Banks (Mark V. Ziesing 0-929480-06-6, May ’89, $16.00, 73pp, hc) Sf novella set in the same universe as his early sf, also published in a limited edition (-07-4, $40.00).

Melusine: A Mystery Lynne Reid Banks (Harper & Row 0-06-020394-3, Sep ’89, $12.95, 248pp, hc) Young-adult fantasy/mystery based on a legend.

The Fairy Rebel Lynne Reid Banks (Avon Camelot 0-380-70650-4, Nov ’89 [Oct ’89], $2.95, 118pp, tp) Reprint (Dent 1985) young-adult fantasy novel. This is the second Avon Camelot printing after a “special” printing last month (not seen).

The Secret of the Indian Lynne Reid Banks (Doubleday 0-385-26292-2, Oct ’89, $13.95, 147pp, hc) [Indian in the Cupboard] Young-adult fantasy novel about a magic cupboard, third book in the “Indian” series.

The Arthurian Legends ed. Richard Barber (Peter Bedrick 0-87226-207-3, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $12.95, 224pp, tp) Selection of Arthurian material from Geoffrey of Monmouth to T.H. White, with numerous illustrations. First American edition (Boydell & Brewer 1979)

Cabal: The Nightbreed Clive Barker (Fontana 0-00-617666-6, Jan ’89, £2.95, 268pp, pb) Reprint (Poseidon 1988) horror novel based on Barker’s current film project and likely to be the first in a series. This edition omits the short stories that were in the US edition. [First U.K. edition]

Cabal Clive Barker (Pocket 0-671-68514-7, Sep ’89, $4.50, 406pp, pb) Reprint (Poseidon 1988) collection containing a short horror novel plus four short stories that originally appeared in Clive Barker’s Books of Blood #6.

The Great and Secret Show Clive Barker (Collins 0-00-223453-X, Aug ’89, £12.95, 698pp, hc, cover by Manuel Sanjulian) [The Art] Epic fantasy/horror novel. Volume 1 in “The Art”. Also available in a limited, slip-cased, edition of 500 copies at £100.00.

The Great and Secret Show Clive Barker (Harper & Row 0-06-016276-7, Feb ’90 [Dec ’89], $19.95, 550pp, hc, cover by Kirk Reinert) [The Art] Epic horror/fantasy novel, first book of “The Art”. This is a spectacular apocalyptic clash between darkness and light, beautifully written and involving. Recommended (SW). First American edition (Collins 1989).

Tapping the Vein: Book One Clive Barker (Eclipse Books 0-913035-92-0, Aug ’89, $6.95, 57pp, tp) Two graphic Barker short stories, “Human Remains”, adapted and illustrated by P. Craig Russell, and “Pig Blood Blues”, adapted by Chuck Wagner and Fred Burke, illustrated by Scott Hampton. This is the first of a series of graphic Barker adaptations scheduled by Eclipse.

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