The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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In a Lonely Place Karl Edward Wagner (Scream/Press 0-910489-08-4, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $35.00 limited signed/numbered/boxed; $15.00 trade, 249pp, hc) Reprint (Warner 1983) collection of dark fantasy stories with new illustrations by Val Lakey Lindahn and an introduction by Peter Straub, plus one new story and an afterword by Wagner not in the Warner edition. First hardcover edition.

The Year’s Best Horror Stories: Series XII ed. Karl Edward Wagner (DAW 0-87997-973-9, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $2.95, 239pp, pb) Anthology of 19 horror stories from 1983 including the World Fantasy Award winner “Elle Est Trois (La Mort)” by Tanith Lee.

Them Bones Howard Waldrop (Ace 0-441-80557-4, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $2.95, 225pp, pb) Sf novel of time travel and parallel worlds, an Ace Special and a first independent novel.

The Book of Shai Daniel Walther (DAW 0-87997-899-6, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $2.25, 156pp, pb) [Shai] Sf/fantasy novel, translated by C.J. Cherryh from the French Le Livre de Swa (Fleuve Noir 1982). [C. J. Cherryh]

The Sword is Forged Evangeline Walton (Pocket 0-671-44034-9, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $3.95, 339pp, pb) Reprint (Simon & Schuster Timescape 1983) historical fantasy novel.

Fandom is a Way of Death Bill Warren & Allan Rothstein (LASFS, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $3.25, 43pp, pb) An L.A.con publication, this is a murder mystery set at the worldcon, complete with real-life characters.

The Book of the River Ian Watson (Gollancz 0-575-03396-7, May ’84 [Apr ’84], £7.95, 208pp, hc) [Yaleen] Uncharacteristically straightforward, this reads almost like standard adventure fiction — though some theological overtones appear. Upbeat Watson which may bring him a bigger audience while putting off some long-time fans. The first of an sf trilogy, “The Book of the River”.

The Book of the Stars Ian Watson (Gollancz 0-575-03508-0, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], £8.95, 208pp, hc) [Yaleen] Sf novel. This sequel to The Book of the River takes the perky heroine through four episodes of increasing metaphysical strangeness, bringing what began as sf adventure into Watson’s more usual realms of thought—although the tone remains breezy in the manner of some Heinlein juveniles. (FCM)

Converts Ian Watson (Granada 0-586-05895-8, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], £1.95, 191pp, pb) Sf novel of strange transformations.

The Book of Silence: Book Four of the Gods of Dus Lawrence Watt-Evans (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-30880-8, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $2.95, 362pp, pb) [Lords of Dus] Conclusion of a fantasy tetralogy.

The Chromosomal Code Lawrence Watt-Evans (Avon 0-380-87205-6, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $2.50, 204pp, pb) Sf novel.

The Lure of the Basilisk Lawrence Watt-Evans (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31494-8, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $2.75, 195pp, pb) [Lords of Dus] Reissue (Ballantine 1980) fantasy novel, “The Lords of Dus” #1.

The Seven Altars of Du-Saara Lawrence Watt-Evans (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31495-6, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $2.95, 226pp, pb) [Lords of Dus] Reissue (Ballantine 1981) fantasy novel, “The Lords of Dus” #2.

13 Horrors of Halloween ed. Carol-Lynn Rössel Waugh, Isaac Asimov & Martin H. Greenberg (Avon 0-380-84814-7, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $2.95, 175pp, pb) Reissue (Avon 1983) anthology of 13 stories by Asimov, Bradbury, and others.

Earthsong Sharon Webb (Bantam 0-553-23993-7, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $2.50, 176pp, pb) [Earthchild Trilogy] Reprint (Atheneum 1983) sf novel, second in “The Earth Song Triad”.

Ram Song Sharon Webb (Atheneum/Argo 0-689-31058-7, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $13.95, 218pp, hc) [Earthchild Trilogy] Sf novel, conclusion of the “Earthchild” trilogy.

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Storybook Lawrence Weinberg (Simon & Schuster 0-671-47662-9, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $6.95, unpaginated, hc) [Star Trek] Juvenile film tie-in with lots of color stills.

National Lampoon’s Doon Ellis Weiner (Pocket 0-671-54144-7, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $2.95, 221pp, pb) [Dune] Parody of the sound-alike sf novel.

Star Trek: The Covenant of the Crown Howard Weinstein (Pocket 0-671-49297-7, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $2.95, 192pp, pb) [Star Trek] Reissue (Pocket Timescape 1981) Star Trek novelization. Number 4 in the series.

DragonLance Chronicles, Vol. 1: Dragons of Autumn Twilight Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (TSR 0-88038-173-6, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $2.95, 445pp, pb) [DragonLance: Chronicles] The first fantasy novel from the gaming company TSR, this is the result of a team effort turned into a novel by Weis and Hickman.

After Dark Manly Wade Wellman (Berkley 0-425-07103-0, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $2.75, 184pp, pb) [Silver John] Reprint (Doubleday 1980) fantasy novel in the “Silver John” series.

The Hanging Stones Manly Wade Wellman (Berkley 0-425-07104-9, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $2.75, 172pp, pb) [Silver John] Reprint (Doubleday 1982) “Silver John” fantasy novel.

The Lost and the Lurking Manly Wade Wellman (Berkley 0-425-07023-9, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.75, 179pp, pb) [Silver John] Reprint (Doubleday 1981) fantasy novel of “Silver John”.

The Old Gods Waken Manly Wade Wellman (Berkley 0-425-07015-8, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $2.75, 186pp, pb) [Silver John] Reprint (Doubleday 1979) fantasy novel of Silver John.

The Voice of the Mountain Manly Wade Wellman (Doubleday 0-385-18397-6, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $11.95, 178pp, hc) [Silver John] Fantasy novel, fifth in the “Silver John” series.

The Time Machine and The Invisible Man H. G. Wells (NAL/Signet 0-451-51877-2, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $2.95, pb) Reprint of two 19th-century classics in one volume.

H.G. Wells: Aspects of a Life Anthony West (Random House 0-394-53196-5, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $22.95, 405pp, hc) Non-fiction, biography by Wells’ son, with 40 pages of photos. [H. G. Wells]

The Cats of Seroster Robert Westall (Macmillan 0-333-37549-1, Oct ’84, £6.95, 288pp, hc) Young-adult fantasy novel. [Not seen]

Futuretrack 5 Robert Westall (Greenwillow 0-688-02598-6, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $10.50, 276pp, hc) Sf novel. First U.S. edition (Kestrel 1983).

Letters of a Friend T. H. White (Berkley 0-425-06816-1, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $6.95, 286pp, tp) Reprint (Putnam 1982). Non-fiction, associational.

Winter’s Daughter: The Saying of Signe Ragnhilds-Datter Charles Whitmore (Simon & Schuster 0-671-49984-X, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $14.95, 220pp, hc) Near-future novel set after a limited nuclear war. A first novel.

A Princess of the Chameln Cherry Wilder (Atheneum 0-689-31025-0, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $14.95, 275pp, hc) [Rulers of Hylor] Fantasy novel, Volume One of “The Rulers of Hylor”.

Yorath the Wolf Cherry Wilder (Atheneum/Argo 0-689-31060-9, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $11.95, 178pp, hc) [Rulers of Hylor] Fantasy novel, second in the “Rulers of Hylor” trilogy.

Listen, Listen Kate Wilhelm (Berkley 0-425-07327-0, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $2.95, 263pp, pb) Reprint (Houghton Mifflin 1981) collection of four long stories plus a speech.

Oh, Susannah! Kate Wilhelm (Berkley 0-425-05976-6, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $2.95, 233pp, pb) Reprint (Houghton Mifflin 1982) adventure novel; not quite sf or fantasy, but listed for Wilhelm fans — and anyone who likes hilarious fiction. Highly recommended. (FCM)

A Treasury of Fantasy ed. Cary Wilkins (Crown, 1984, hc) Reprint (Avenel 1981) fantasy anthology from an “instant remainder” publisher. Also as The Mammoth Book of Classic Fantasy (Robinson 1987).

Aubade for Gamelon John Willett (Baen 0-671-55924-9, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $2.95, 342pp, pb) Sf novel.

"Book with No Name" Kit Williams (Knopf/Borzoi 0-394-53817-X, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $10.95, unpaginated, hc) A book which will remain untitled until someone wins a contest to choose the right name. Aside from being a contest (“void where prohibited by law”), this is a book of intricately beautiful illustrations and a short story/fable which is a fantasy of the seasons. It’s worth a look. (FCM)

The Song of the Axe Paul O. Williams (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31658-4, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.95, 248pp, pb) [Pelbar Cycle] Sf novel, sixth in the “Pelbar Cycle”.

Ambassador of Progress Walter Jon Williams (Tor 0-812-55789-1, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $2.95, 432pp, pb) Sf novel.

Masques ed. J. N. Williamson (Maclay & Associates 0-940776-18-9, Oct ’84 [Nov ’84], $14.95, 306pp, hc) Original anthology of 21 previously unpublished stories by Bradbury, Bloch, Grant, Gene Wolfe, and others, plus an interview with Richard Matheson and an unpublished Beaumont story. These are “works of horror and the supernatural.” Probably not available in many bookstores—this is definitely worthwhile. (CNB)

The Best of Jack Williamson Jack Williamson (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31343-7, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $2.95, 368pp, pb) Reissue (Del Rey 1978) collection.

Darker Than You Think Jack Williamson (Bluejay 0-312-94078-5, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $8.95, 266pp, tp) Reprint (Fantasy Press 1948) fantasy/horror novel, with new illustrations by David G. Klein.

Lifeburst Jack Williamson (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31394-1, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $12.95, 271pp, hc) Sf novel.

Wonder’s Child: My Life in Science Fiction Jack Williamson (Bluejay 0-312-94454-3, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $15.95, 276pp, hc) Non-fiction, autobiography. Williamson’s life covers 60 years of sf, and is the story of a remarkably complex man. Recommended. (CNB)

An Enemy of the State F. Paul Wilson (Berkley 0-425-07010-7, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $2.50, 270pp, pb) [LaNague] Reprint (Doubleday 1980) sf novel, part of the “LaNague” series.

Healer F. Paul Wilson (Berkley 0-425-06560-X, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $2.50, 218pp, pb) [LaNague] Reprint (Doubleday 1976) sf novel.

The Tomb F. Paul Wilson (Whispers Press 0-918372-11-9, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $19.95, 365pp, hc) [Repairman Jack] Fantasy horror novel.

The Tomb F. Paul Wilson (Berkley 0-425-07295-9, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $3.95, 404pp, pb) [Repairman Jack] Horror/fantasy novel. The Whispers hardcover and this paperback were pretty well simultaneous.

The Earth Will Shake Robert Anton Wilson (Bluejay 0-312-94128-5, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $8.95, 369pp, pb) [Historical Illuminatus Chronicles] Reprint (Tarcher 1983) historical novel with slight fantasy elements. First of a new “Illuminatus” series.

Spaceache Snoo Wilson (Chatto & Windus 0-7011-2785-6, 1984, £7.95, 160pp, hc) Satirical sf novel. [Not seen]

Elsewhere, Vol. III ed. Terri Windling & Mark Alan Arnold (Ace 0-441-20405-8, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $3.50, 402pp, pb) Third in the fantasy anthology series, with originals, reprints, and poetry. Recommended. (FCM)

The Science Fiction Source Book ed. David Wingrove (Van Nostrand Rinehold 0-442-29255-4, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $25.50, 320pp, hc) Compendium with sections on sf subgenres, writers’ essays on how they work, and a “consumer’s guide” to writers — complete with stars for ratings.

Stephen King: the Art of Darkness Douglas E. Winter (NAL 0-453-00476-8, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $14.95, 252pp, hc) Non-fiction; critical. There are pieces on all of King’s major works and discussions of his short fiction, motion pictures, etc. Richard Bachman is mentioned once in passing as a writer who “owes much to Stephen King”, but it is not noted as a possible pseudonym.

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