The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Summit Richard Bowker (Bantam 0-553-27710-3, May ’89, $4.50, 313pp, pb) Psychic espionage thriller about a beautiful KGB psychic who turns loyal American operatives into double agents.

Dualists Stephen Bowkett (Piper 0-330-30807-6, Sep ’89 [Aug ’89], £2.50, 159pp, pb, cover by The Douglas Brothers) Reprint (Gollancz 1987) young-adult sf novel. This is dated 1988, but has only just appeared.

The Curse of Slagfid Elizabeth H. Boyer (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33265-2, Jun ’89 [May ’89], $3.95, 341pp, pb) [Wizard’s War] Norse fantasy novel about two heroes seeking to lift a family curse. Sequel to The Troll’s Grindstone.

The Troll’s Grindstone Elizabeth H. Boyer (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32182-0, Jun ’89 [May ’89], $3.95, 342pp, pb) [Wizard’s War] Reissue (Del Rey 1986) Norse fantasy novel; fourth printing.

Maiden’s End Josephine Boyle (St. Martin’s 0-312-03391-5, Dec ’89 [Nov ’89], $17.95, 265pp, hc, cover by Pete Rozycki) Gothic psychological thriller with a real poltergeist. First American edition (Piatkus 1988).

After Sundown Randall Boyll (Charter 1-55773-190-X, Feb ’89 [Jan ’89], $3.95, 299pp, pb) Horror novel of possession in a snowbound cabin. A first novel.

The Nemesis from Terra/Battle for the Stars ed. Anon. (Tor 0-812-55960-6, May ’89 [Apr ’89], $2.95, 107 & 141pp, pb) Anthology of two novels, The Nemesis from Terra (Ace 1961) and Battle for the Stars (Torquil 1961) printed back to back á la the old Ace doubles.

Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34296-8, Sep ’89 [Aug ’89], $3.95, 179pp, pb) Reissue (Ballantine 1953) classic sf novel; 78th printing. This edition contains the novel plus the 1982 afterword and the 1979 coda by Bradbury—the first edition included two additional short stories.

The Martian Chronicles Ray Bradbury (Easton Press, Sep ’89, no price, 309pp, hc) Reprint (Doubleday 1950) collection of loosely-connected stories of man’s colonization of Mars, with a new introduction by Damon Knight and the 1974 illustrations by Joseph Mugnaini. This special, leatherbound, gilt-edge edition is part of the “Masterpieces of Science Fiction” series and is available by subscription only.

The October Country Ray Bradbury (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-25040-0, Oct ’89 [Sep ’89], $4.95, 276pp, pb) Reissue (Ballantine 1955) collection of 19 stories; 25th printing.

The Toynbee Convector Ray Bradbury (Grafton 0-246-13430-5, Mar ’89 [Feb ’89], £12.95, 277pp, hc, cover by Wendell Minor) Reprint (Knopf 1988) collection of 23 stories, sf, fantasy, horror, and mainstream. [First U.K. edition]

The Toynbee Convector Ray Bradbury (Bantam Spectra 0-553-27957-2, Jun ’89, $3.95, 225pp, pb) Reprint (Knopf 1988) collection of 23 stories.

The History of Luminous Motion Scott Bradfield (Knopf 0-394-57875-9, Sep ’89 [Aug ’89], $17.95, 274pp, hc) Associational non-fantasy literary novel by a writer of sf short fiction. First American edition (Bloomsbury 1989).

The Secret Life of Houses Scott Bradfield (Unwin 0-04-440307-0, May ’89, £3.99, 166pp, pb, cover by Ian Miller) Reprint (Unwin Hyman 1988) associational/sf collection.

The Colours of Space Marion Zimmer Bradley (Lightning 0-340-49685-1, Apr ’89, £2.50, 186pp, pb) Reprint (Donning/Starblaze 1983 as The Colors of Space) young-adult sf novel. Revised from the 1963 edition from Monarch. [First U.K. edition]

The Firebrand Marion Zimmer Bradley (Sphere 0-7474-0126-8, Apr ’89, £3.99, 560pp, pb, cover by Mel Flatt) Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1987) historical novel about the Trojan War.

The Heirs of Hammerfell Marion Zimmer Bradley (DAW 0-88677-395-4, Dec ’89 [Nov ’89], $18.95, 300pp, hc, cover by Richard Hescox) [Darkover] Sf novel in the “Darkover” series.

Stormqueen! Marion Zimmer Bradley (DAW 0-88677-310-5, Mar ’89 [Feb ’89], $4.50, 364pp, pb) [Darkover] Reissue (DAW 1978) sf novel in the “Darkover” series. 12th printing.

Stormqueen! Marion Zimmer Bradley (Severn House 0-7278-4013-4, Oct ’89, £12.95, 365pp, hc, cover by Martin Buchan) [Darkover] Reprint (DAW 1978) sf novel. In the “Darkover” series.

The World Wreckers Marion Zimmer Bradley (Severn House 0-7278-1754-X, Jun ’89, £10.95, 190pp, hc, cover by Trevor Newman) [Darkover] Reprint (Ace 1971) sf novel. In the “Darkover” series.

The Survivors Marion Zimmer Bradley & Paul Edwin Zimmer (Legend 0-09-938620-8, Apr ’89, £2.99, 238pp, pb, cover by Peter Jones) [Hunters of the Red Moon] Reissue (DAW 1979) sf novel. Sequel to Hunters of the Red Moon.

Spells of Wonder ed. Marion Zimmer Bradley (DAW 0-88677-367-9, Sep ’89 [Aug ’89], $3.95, 288pp, pb) Original anthology of 16 stories, with an introduction by Bradley.

Sword and Sorceress 1 ed. Marion Zimmer Bradley (Headline 0-7472-3105-2, Oct ’89, £3.50, 255pp, pb) Reissue (DAW 1984) original fantasy anthology.

Sword and Sorceress 4 ed. Marion Zimmer Bradley (Headline 0-7472-3364-0, Oct ’89, £3.50, 285pp, pb) Reprint (DAW 1987) original anthology of 18 fantasy stories, by both seasoned professionals and new writers. [First U.K. edition]

The Colour of Power Gillian Bradshaw (Methuen 0-413-18680-6, Mar ’89, £12.95, 324pp, hc, cover by Biz Hull) Reprint (Houghton Mifflin 1988 as Imperial Purple). Associational. Historical novel set in ancient Tyre, by an authoress known for her fantasy. [First U.K. edition]

Death Walkers Gary Brandner (Severn House 0-7278-1753-1, May ’89, £10.95, 222pp, hc, cover by Trevor Newman) Reprint horror novel. [First U.K. edition]

Doomstalker Gary Brandner (Fawcett Gold Medal 0-449-14577-8, Dec ’89, $3.95, 234pp, pb) Horror novel. Cop stalked by demons.

Tribe of the Dead Gary Brandner (Severn House 0-7278-4011-8, Oct ’89, £11.95, 251pp, hc, cover by Roger Smith) Reprint (Hamlyn 1984) horror novel.

Shiva: An Adventure of the Ice Age J. H. Brennan (Collins 0-00-184712-0, Apr ’89 [May ’89], £5.95, 141pp, hc) [Shiva] Young-adult fantasy novel.

Look Back on Laurel Hills Joseph Payne Brennan (Jwindz Publishing 0-9618918-2-3, Nov ’89, $8.00, 49pp, tp) Poetry collection by a well-known horror writer. A hardcover edition of 60 copies (-1-5, $30.00) was out of print on publication.

Catastrophe’s Spell Mayer Alan Brenner (DAW 0-88677-357-1, Jul ’89 [Jun ’89], $3.95, 320pp, pb) [Dance of the Gods] Comic magical fantasy about a sorcerous war. A first novel.

Time and Chance Alan Brennert (Tor 0-312-93192-1, Feb ’90 [Dec ’89], $17.95, 281pp, hc, cover by Lina Levy) Fantasy novel in Twilight Zone style of a man given the opportunity to change places with himself in an alternate reality. This is entertaining and poignant stuff. Recommended (SW).

The Future at War, Vol. III: Orion’s Sword ed. Reginald Bretnor (Baen 0-671-69807-9, Feb ’89 [Jan ’89], $3.50, 311pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1980) military sf anthology with 17 items.

Perian’s Journey Sue Bridgwater & Alistair McGechie (Julia MacRae 0-86203-404-3, Oct ’89, £8.95, 133pp, hc, cover by Graham Ward) Young-adult fantasy novel.

Doctor Who: Dragonfire Ian Briggs (Lyle Stuart/Target 0-426-20322-4, 1989 [Aug ’89], $3.95, 144pp, pb) [Doctor Who] Young-adult sf novelization, Doctor Who #137. This is a worldwide edition carrying the names of the publisher and its US, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand distributors and their respective prices.

Doctor Who: Dragonfire Ian Briggs (Target 0-426-20322-4, Mar ’89, £1.99, 144pp, pb) [Doctor Who] Young-adult sf novelization. Volume 137 in the series.

The Last Ship William Brinkley (Ballantine 0-345-35982-8, Feb ’89 [Jan ’89], $9.95, 616pp, tp) Reprint (Viking 1988) near-future sf holocaust novel.

Dr. Dredd’s Wagon of Wonders Bill Brittain (Harper Trophy 0-06-440289-4, Mar ’89 [May ’89], $3.50, 179pp, tp) [Coven Tree] Reprint (Harper & Row 1987) young-adult fantasy novel, part of the “Coven Tree” series. Illustrations by Andrew Glass.

Empire’s Horizon John Brizzolara (DAW 0-88677-365-2, Sep ’89 [Aug ’89], $3.95, 320pp, pb) Sf novel about a planet’s rebellion against the failing Terran Empire; a first novel.

Sanity Plea: A Study of Schizophrenia in the Novels of Kurt Vonnegut Lawrence R. Broer (UMI 0-8357-1885-9, Dec ’88 [Mar ’89], $39.95, 216pp, hc) Non-fiction; criticism. Compares the early novels (The Struggle) with the late novels (Resolution). [Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.]

The Manipulator Dana Brookins (Zebra 0-8217-2814-8, Nov ’89 [Oct ’89], $3.95, 286pp, pb) Horror novel of a little boy who battles a monstrous evil.

No Kidding Bruce Brooks (Harper & Row 0-06-020722-1, Apr ’89 [May ’89], $13.95, 207pp, hc) Young-adult novel about alcoholism and family problems set in 21st-century Washington D.C. The Futuristic elements are minor.

The Sword of Shannara Terry Brooks (Orbit 0-7088-1344-5, Dec ’89, £3.99, 726pp, pb, cover by The Brothers Hildebrant) [Shannara] Reissue (Random House 1977) fantasy novel. Volume 1 in the “Shannara” series.

The Wishsong of Shannara Terry Brooks (Orbit 0-7088-8208-0, Dec ’89, £3.99, 498pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Shannara] Reissue (Del Rey 1985) fantasy novel. Volume 3 in the “Shannara” series.

Wizard at Large Terry Brooks (SFBC #14295, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $5.98, 238pp, hc) [Magic Kingdom] Reprint (Del Rey 1988) fantasy novel; book three of “The Magic Kingdom of Landover” series.

Wizard at Large Terry Brooks (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-36227-6, Aug ’89 [Jul ’89], $4.95, 303pp, pb) [Magic Kingdom] Reprint (Del Rey 1988) fantasy novel, third book in the “Magic Kingdom of Landover” series.

Wizard at Large Terry Brooks (Orbit 0-7088-8311-7, Dec ’89 [Nov ’89], £3.50, 291pp, pb, cover by Rowena Morrill) [Magic Kingdom] Reprint (Del Rey 1988) fantasy novel. Volume 3 in the “Magic Kingdom” series.

The Sky Lords John Brosnan (Gollancz 0-575-04490-X, Apr ’89, £3.50, 318pp, pb, cover by Steve Crisp) [Sky Lords] Reprint (Gollancz 1988) sf novel. Volume 1 in the “Sky Lords” trilogy.

War of the Sky Lords John Brosnan (Gollancz 0-575-04380-6, Oct ’89, £12.95, 252pp, hc) [Sky Lords] Sf novel. Volume two in the “Sky Lords” trilogy.

Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror: 1988 Charles N. Brown & William G. Contento (Locus Press 0-9616629-6-4, Sep ’89 [Aug ’89], $50.00, 463pp, hc) Non-fiction; bibliography. Besides book listings from Locus, this includes indexes of all the magazines and anthologies plus commentaries on the year and a research index by Hal W. Hall.

Day of the Cheetah Dale Brown (Donald I. Fine 1-55611-121-5, Jul ’89 [Jun ’89], $18.95, 504pp, hc) [Patrick McLanahan] Near-future technothriller about a piloting system that creates symbiotic relationship between man and machine.

Day of the Cheetah Dale Brown (Grafton 0-246-13611-1, Oct ’89, £7.95, 416pp, tp, cover by Chris Moore) [Patrick McLanahan] Reprint (Fine 1989) near-future techno-thriller. Also available in hardcover (-13484-4, £12.95). [First U.K. edition]

Silver Tower Dale Brown (Grafton Overseas 0-586-20269-2, 1989, £3.99, 367pp, pb, cover by Image Bank) Reprint (Fine 1988) sf novel. This special ‘Open Market’ edition is not available in the UK.

Silver Tower Dale Brown (Berkley 0-425-11529-1, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $4.95, 384pp, pb) Reprint (Fine 1988) near-future high-tech political/sf novel about limited nuclear war in space.

Silver Tower Dale Brown (Grafton 0-586-20269-2, Jun ’89, £3.99, 367pp, pb, cover by Image Bank) Reprint (Fine 1988) high-tech thriller set in a military space station.

Whispering Death Fredric Brown (McMillan, Dennis, Jan ’89 [Feb ’89], $35.00, 201pp, hc) Associational. Mystery collection. Limited, numbered edition of 450 copies.

Earthfall Jerry Earl Brown (Ace 0-441-85914-3, Jan ’90 [Dec ’89], $3.95, 278pp, pb, cover by Joe DeVito) Sf novel about humans trying to survive on an Earth overrun by carnivorous mutants.

Deus Ex Machina J. V. Brummels (Bantam Spectra 0-553-27977-7, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $3.95, 277pp, pb) Sf novel. The world is ending and a few people must choose whether or not to escape into space. A first novel.

The Compleat Traveller in Black John Brunner (Macmillan Collier Nucleus 0-02-030720-9, Oct ’89, $3.95, 233pp, pb) [Traveler in Black] Reprint (Bluejay 1986) collection of five stories featuring the title character. This is a reprint of the Bluejay revised edition, but lacks the Martin Springett illustrations. The original edition, lacking one story, appeared from Ace in 1971.

The Compleat Traveller in Black John Brunner (Mandarin 0-7493-0105-8, Oct ’89 [Sep ’89], £3.50, 233pp, pb, cover by Patrick Mortemore) [Traveler in Black] Reprint (Bluejay 1986 as The Compleat Traveler in Black) fantasy collection.

Victims of the Nova John Brunner (Legend 0-09-962440-0, Mar ’89, £3.99, 473pp, pb, cover by Eddie Jones) [Zarathustra Planet] Omnibus of the “Zarathustra Planet” series: Polymath, The Avengers of Carrig, and The Repairmen of Cyclops. Volume 22 in the “Venture SF” series.

Cowboy Feng’s Space Bar and Grille Steven Brust (Ace 0-441-11816-X, Jan ’90 [Dec ’89], $3.50, 224pp, pb, cover by Jim Gurney) Sf adventure novel of a bar that moves through space.

Witch Wood John Buchan (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-496-9, Jul ’89 [Jun ’89], $4.50, 292pp, pb) Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1927) historical novel with fantasy elements set in 18th-century Scotland.

The Master Cure Charles H. Buck (Jove 0-515-10187-7, Sep ’89 [Aug ’89], $3.95, 284pp, pb) Near-future medical/political thriller about deadly virus unleashed by white supremacists who wish to rid the world of “undesirables”.

Cerberus Algis Budrys (Pulphouse, Apr ’89, 24pp, hc) Sf short story, first of Pulphouse’s Convention Series of signed, numbered, hardbound limited editions published to honor convention guests. Limited to 126 copies (including a special binding).

Rogue Moon Algis Budrys (Easton Press, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], no price, 176pp, hc) Reprint (Fawcett 1960) classic sf novel, with a new introduction by Willis E. McNelly and a 1977 foreword by the author from the Gregg Press edition. This special leatherbound gilt-edge edition is part of the “Masterpieces of SF” series and is available by subscription only.

Writers of the Future Volume V ed. Algis Budrys (Bridge 0-88404-379-7, May ’89 [Apr ’89], $4.95, 427pp, pb) Original anthology of 14 stories from the 1988 Writers of the Future contest plus essays by various well known authors.

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