The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Haunting of Frances Rain Margaret Buffie (Scholastic 0-590-42834-9, Oct ’89 [Nov ’89], $12.95, 196pp, hc, cover by Michael Conway) Young-adult ghost story/fantasy about a haunting on a deserted Canadian island. A first novel. First American edition (Kids Can Press, Canada 1987).

Borders of Infinity Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen 0-671-69841-9, Oct ’89 [Sep ’89], $3.95, 311pp, pb) [Miles Vorkosigan] Comic sf “novel” that is actually three loosely connected, slightly rewritten novellas featuring the same character, Miles Vorkosigan, who is also the hero of most of Bujold’s other work. He’s appealing as usual (FCM).

Borders of Infinity Lois McMaster Bujold (Easton Press, Nov ’89, no price, 311pp, hc) [Miles Vorkosigan] Comic sf “novel” that is actually three loosely connected, slightly rewritten novellas featuring Miles Vorkosigan. There is an introduction by James Gunn and artwork by Ron Miller. This is a signed, limited, leatherbound, gilt-edge edition that is being published “simultaneously” with the Baen paperback edition listed above that appeared two months earlier. This edition is part of the “Signed First Editions of Science Fiction” series and is available by subscription only.

Ethan of Athos Lois McMaster Bujold (Headline 0-7472-3127-3, Feb ’89 [Jan ’89], £2.99, 237pp, pb, cover by Peter Elson) [Naismith] Reprint (Baen 1986) sf novel. In the “Naismith” series. [First U.K. edition]

Falling Free Lois McMaster Bujold (Headline 0-7472-3242-3, May ’89, £3.50, 307pp, pb, cover by Peter Elson) Reprint (Baen 1988) sf novel about a spaceman who ‘takes on’ the corporation in order to save his workers. This year’s Nebula Award winner. Recommended. (PSP) [First U.K. edition]

Falcon Emma Bull (Ace 0-441-22569-1, Oct ’89, $3.95, 281pp, pb) Sf adventure novel of a young gestalt pilot fighting to save a world.

War for the Oaks Emma Bull (Ace 0-441-87073-2, Dec ’89 [Nov ’89], $3.95, 309pp, pb, cover by Pamela Patrick) Reissue (Ace 1987) fantasy novel; 3rd printing.

The Coming Race Edward George Bulwer-Lytton (Woodbridge Press 0-88007-174-5, Sep ’89 [Oct ’89], $7.95, 128pp, tp) Reprint (Blackwood 1871 as by Anon.) classic utopian satire, with a new introduction by John Weeks.

The Sensitives Herbert Burkholz (Headline 0-7472-3094-3, Jan ’89, £2.99, 278pp, pb) [Sensitives] Reprint (Atheneum 1987) thriller about telepathic agents.

The Sensitives Herbert Burkholz (Berkley 0-425-11581-X, May ’89 [Apr ’89], $3.95, 278pp, pb) [Sensitives] Reprint (Atheneum 1987) thriller with telepaths.

Strange Bedfellows Herbert Burkholz (Headline 0-7472-0091-2, Jan ’89, £11.95, 310pp, hc, cover by Alun Hood) [Sensitives] Reprint (Atheneum 1988) sequel to The Sensitives in which the agents foil a joint KGB/CIA plot to assassinate Gorbachev. Highly entertaining. Recommended. (PSP) Despite the 1988 publication date, this did not appear until 1989. [First U.K. edition]

The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett (Viking Kestrel 0-670-82571-9, Mar ’89, $18.95, 256pp, hc) Reprint (Stokes 1911) children’s fantasy classic, illustrated by Shirley Hughes. This edition is the first American reprint of a 1988 Gollancz edition.

A Princess of Mars Edgar Rice Burroughs (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-462-4, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $2.95, 159pp, pb) [Barsoom (John Carter et al)] Reprint (McClurg 1917) of the first “John Carter of Mars” novel.

Interzone William S. Burroughs (Viking 0-670-81347-8, Feb ’89, $17.95, 194pp, hc) Associational. Collection of stories and journal entries, edited by James Grauerholz. Some of the stories are surreal.

The Job William S. Burroughs (Viking Penguin 0-14-011882-9, Mar ’89, $7.95, 224pp, tp) Reprint (Grove 1974) non-fiction, associational. Interviews with Burroughs on a wide range of topics. Most of the material first appeared in book form in French translation (Editions Pierre Belfond 1969 as Entretiens avec William Burroughs).

Nightshade Jack Butler (Atlantic Monthly Press 0-87113-315-6, Aug ’89 [Jul ’89], $18.95, 276pp, hc) Vampire/sf novel set on an Earth-colonized Martian frontier.

Adulthood Rites Octavia E. Butler (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20903-8, May ’89 [Apr ’89], $3.95, 277pp, pb) [Xenogenesis] Reprint (Warner 1988) sf novel, second book in the “Xenogenesis” trilogy. Highly recommended (CNB).

Adulthood Rites Octavia E. Butler (Gollancz 0-575-04494-2, Jun ’89 [May ’89], £3.50, 277pp, pb, cover by George Underwood) [Xenogenesis] Reprint (Warner 1988) sf novel. Volume Two in the “Xenogenesis” trilogy.

Imago Octavia E. Butler (Warner 0-446-51472-1, May ’89 [Apr ’89], $19.95, 264pp, hc) [Xenogenesis] Sf novel, third book of the “Xenogenesis” trilogy. An outstanding series about the possible future of Humanity. Highly recommended (CNB).

Imago Octavia E. Butler (Gollancz 0-575-04239-7, Jul ’89, £12.95, 264pp, hc) [Xenogenesis] Reprint (Warner 1989) sf novel. Triumphant conclusion to the “Xenogenesis” trilogy. Recommended. (PSP) [First U.K. edition]

Xenogenesis Octavia E. Butler (SFBC #15462, Nov ’89, $9.98, 726pp, hc, cover by Pat Morrissey) [Xenogenesis] Omnibus edition of the “Xenogenesis” trilogy, consisting of Dawn (Warner 1987), Adulthood Rites (Warner 1988), and Imago (Warner 1989). Highly recommended (CNB).

Subterranean James Buxton (Orbit 0-7088-4358-1, Nov ’89, £3.50, 288pp, pb) Horror novel.

Fright Line Richard Lee Byers (New Infinities 0-425-11666-2, Mar ’89 [Feb ’89], $3.95, 330pp, pb) Horror novel.

Mindplayers Pat Cadigan (Gollancz 0-575-04488-8, Mar ’89, £3.50, 276pp, pb, cover by Chris Brown) Reprint (Bantam 1987) sf novel.

Patterns Pat Cadigan (Ursus 0-942681-07X, Sep ’89 [Aug ’89], $19.95, 207pp, hc) Collection of 14 stories, with an introduction by Bruce Sterling. Highly recommended (FCM).

Beamriders! Martin Caidin (Baen 0671-69823-0, Jun ’89 [May ’89], $3.95, 411pp, pb) Near-future sf novel about the development of a laser transport system.

The God Machine Martin Caidin (Baen 0-671-69827-3, Jun ’89 [May ’89], $3.50, 314pp, pb) Reprint (Dutton 1969) near-future sf novel on the dangers of artificial super-intelligence.

Prison Ship Martin Caidin (Baen 0-671-69814-1, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $4.50, 596pp, pb) Sf space adventure/political novel.

Star Bright Martin Caidin (Baen 0-671-69858-3, Jan ’90 [Dec ’89], $3.50, 251pp, pb, cover by Ken Kelly) Reprint (Bantam 1980) sf/political intrigue novel of a government nuclear experiment gone disastrously wrong.

Virus Peter Caine (NAL Onyx 0-451-40144-1, Sep ’89 [Aug ’89], $4.50, 333pp, pb) Sf/medical thriller. A cult terrorizes a town by randomly injecting people with an even more deadly mutation of the AIDS virus, trying to force the next step in evolution.

Daughter of Amun Moyra Caldecott (Arrow 0-09-959850-7, Jun ’89 [May ’89], £3.50, 366pp, pb) [Amun] Historical fantasy about the life of Hatshepsut. Volume 1 in the “Amun” trilogy.

The Green Lady and the King of Shadows Moyra Caldecott (Gothic Image 0-906362-11-3, Jun ’89, £4.95, 115pp, tp) Medieval fantasy about Glastonbury Tor.

Ancient Images Ramsey Campbell (Legend 0-7126-2414-7, Feb ’89 [Jan ’89], £12.95, 299pp, hc, cover by Nicki Palin) Horror novel about a lost Karloff/Lugosi film and the secret it conceals. Recommended. (PSP)

Ancient Images Ramsey Campbell (Macmillan Scribner’s 0-684-19081-8, Jun ’89 [May ’89], $18.95, 311pp, hc) Horror novel about a lost Karloff/Lugosi film and the secret it conceals. First American edition (Legend 1989).

The Doll Who Ate His Mother Ramsey Campbell (Legend 0-09-953300-6, Feb ’89, £2.99, 284pp, pb) Reissue (Bobbs-Merrill 1976) horror novel.

The Influence Ramsey Campbell (Tor 0-812-51638-9, Feb ’89 [Jan ’89], $4.50, 312pp, pb) Reprint (Macmillan 1988) horror novel about a young child fighting the malignant influence of her dead aunt.

The Influence Ramsey Campbell (Legend 0-09-955910-2, Feb ’89, £3.50, 296pp, pb) Reprint (Macmillan 1988) horror novel.

The Parasite Ramsey Campbell (Tor 0-812-51668-0, Oct ’89 [Sep ’89], $4.95, 337pp, pb) Reprint (Macmillan 1980) horror/occult novel.

Scared Stiff: Tales of Sex and Death Ramsey Campbell (Macdonald 0-356-17945-1, Sep ’89, £11.95, 177pp, hc) Reprint (Scream/Press 1987) erotic horror collection, with an introduction by Clive Barker, illustrations by J.K. Potter, and a new afterword by Ramsey Campbell. [First U.K. edition]

H.P. Lovecraft Peter Cannon (G.K. Hall/Twayne 0-8057-7539-0, Jun ’89, $18.95, 153pp, hc) Non-fiction; criticism. Part of Twayne’s United States Authors Series. [H. P. Lovecraft]

Krazy Kat Jay Cantor (Macmillan Collier 0-02-042081-1, Nov ’88 [Mar ’89], $7.95, 245pp, tp) Reprint (Knopf 1987) comic literary x-rated fantasy novel featuring George Herriman’s comic strip characters.

The Ridge Lisa W. Cantrell (Tor 0-812-50011-3, Oct ’89 [Sep ’89], $4.95, 338pp, pb) Horror novel about a little girl who is the catalyst for the murderous force that killed her family.

The Black Reaper: Tales of Terror Bernard Capes (Equation 1-85336-121-6, Jul ’89, £3.50, 192pp, tp) Collection of ghost and horror stories, edited and introduced by Hugh Lamb.

The Snows of Jaspre Mary Caraker (Houghton Mifflin 0-395-48292-5, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $14.95, 234pp, hc) [Seven Worlds] Young-adult sf novel set in an exotic world; sequel to Seven Worlds.

The Abyss Orson Scott Card (Pocket 0-671-67625-3, Jun ’89 [May ’89], $4.50, 363pp, pb) Movie tie-in novelization.

The Abyss Orson Scott Card (Legend 0-09-969060-8, Oct ’89 [Sep ’89], £3.99, 363pp, pb) Reprint (Pocket 1989) sf novelization based on the screenplay by James Cameron, with afterwords by both Cameron and Card. [First U.K. edition]

The Abyss Orson Scott Card (Legend 0-7126-3403-7, Oct ’89, £12.95, 363pp, hc) Hardcover edition of the above. [First U.K. edition]

The Abyss Orson Scott Card (SFBC #15581, Dec ’89, $6.98, 363pp, hc) Reprint (Pocket 1989) sf movie novelization.

The Folk of the Fringe Orson Scott Card (Phantasia Press 0-932096-49-2, Apr ’89, $22.00, 243pp, hc) [Carpenter] Collection of five connected stories (including one original) set in a near future post-WWIII America among the Mormon survivors, plus an article on writing and an appreciation by fellow Mormon Michael Collings. Also available in a special signed boxed edition ($75.00) of 475 copies. The regular edition is limited to 3,000 copies.

Hatrack River Orson Scott Card (SFBC #4667, Apr ’89, $9.98, 792pp, hc) [Alvin Maker] Omnibus of Seventh Son (Tor 1987), Red Prophet (Tor 1988), and Prentice Alvin (Tor 1989).

Prentice Alvin Orson Scott Card (Tor 0-312-93141-7, Feb ’89 [Jan ’89], $17.95, 342pp, hc) [Alvin Maker] Fantasy novel. Book three of “The Tales of Alvin Maker.” One of the major fantasy series of the eighties.

Prentice Alvin Orson Scott Card (Tor 0-812-50212-4, Dec ’89 [Nov ’89], $4.95, 342pp, pb, cover by Dennis Nolan) [Alvin Maker] Reprint (Tor 1989) fantasy novel, third book of “The Tales of Alvin Maker”.

Prentice Alvin Orson Scott Card (Legend 0-7126-2953-X, Dec ’89 [Nov ’89], £6.95, 342pp, tp) [Alvin Maker] Reprint (Tor 1989) fantasy novel. Third volume in the marvellous “Tales of Alvin Maker”, in which Alvin learns how to use his powers. Very strongly recommended. (PSP) Also available in hardcover (0-7126-2401-5, £12.95). [First U.K. edition]

Red Prophet Orson Scott Card (Legend 0-7126-2417-1, Jun ’89, £5.95, 311pp, tp, cover by Dennis Nolan) [Alvin Maker] Reprint (Tor 1988) fantasy novel. Volume 2 in “The Tales of Alvin Maker”. This volume overlaps and extends the story in Seventh Son, concentrating this time on the Red Indians. The continued high quality of the series is amazing. Very strongly recommended. (PSP) Also available in hardcover (-2412-0), £11.95). [First U.K. edition]

Red Prophet Orson Scott Card (Legend 0-09-960940-1, Dec ’89, £3.99, 396pp, pb, cover by Mark Harrison) [Alvin Maker] Reprint (Tor 1988) fantasy novel. Volume 2 in “The Tales of Alvin Maker”.

Seventh Son Orson Scott Card (Legend 0-09-958930-3, Jun ’89 [May ’89], £3.50, 316pp, pb, cover by Mark Harrison) [Alvin Maker] Reprint (Tor 1987) fantasy novel about the settlement of America as it never was. A remarkable book. Strongly recommended. (PSP) Volume 1 in “The Tales of Alvin Maker”.

Star Trek: Dreadnought! Diane Carey (Titan 1-85286-211-4, Nov ’89, £2.95, 252pp, pb, cover by Boris Vallejo) [Star Trek: Fortunes of War] Reprint (Pocket Books 1986) sf novelization. [First U.K. edition]

Star Trek: Final Frontier Diane Carey (Pocket 0-671-64752-0, Feb ’89, $4.50, 436pp, pb) [Star Trek] Reissue (Pocket 1987) novelization, a “Giant” Star Trek novel. Fourth printing.

Wings of Power Lillian Stewart Carl (Ace 0-441-85549-0, May ’89 [Apr ’89], $3.95, 309pp, pb) Quasi Arabian/Indian fantasy novel.

Molecular Ramjet and Other Bedtime Stories Larry G. Carlson (TadAleX 0-929301-01-3, 1989 [Jun ’89], $4.95, 212pp, tp) Young-adult collection of three sf stories with a glossary. These stories are designed for educational use, to familiarize teenagers with technology.

J.R.R. Tolkien Humphrey Carpenter (Houghton Mifflin 0-395-48676-9, 1988 [Sep ’89], $8.95, 287pp, tp) Reprint (Allen & Unwin 1977) authorized biography of Tolkien, with photos. This was published in 1988 but was not seen until 1989.

Conan the Hero Leonard Carpenter (Tor 0-812-53318-6, Feb ’89 [Jan ’89], $3.50, 278pp, pb) [Conan] Fantasy novelization based on Robert E. Howard’s character.

From My Guy to Sci Fi: Genre and Women’s Writing Today ed. Helen Carr (Pandora 0-04-440408-5, Jun ’89, £5.99, 252pp, tp) Collection of essays of peripheral interest. [Not seen]

A Child Across the Sky Jonathan Carroll (Century 0-7126-3544-0, Aug ’89, £35.00, 268pp, hc) [Bones of the Moon] Fantasy novel. This slip-cased edition is signed and numbered and limited to 250 copies. [Not seen]

A Child Across the Sky Jonathan Carroll (Legend 0-7126-3441-X, Sep ’89 [Aug ’89], £5.95, 268pp, tp) [Bones of the Moon] Remarkable fantasy/horror novel about the nature of evil. Carroll just keeps getting better! Strongly recommended. (PSP) Also available in hardcover (-2588-7, £11.95). This first trade edition was preceded by a limited edition (Legend 1989).

The Land of Laughs Jonathan Carroll (Legend 0-09-939260-7, Sep ’89, £3.50, 241pp, pb, cover by Wayne Anderson) Reissue (Viking 1980) fantasy novel.

Sleeping in Flame Jonathan Carroll (Doubleday 0-385-24957-8, Mar ’89 [Feb ’89], $17.95, 223pp, hc) [Bones of the Moon] Literary fantasy novel, second in a loose-knit trilogy that began with Bones of the Moon. Magical realism and ominous events in Vienna. First U.S. edition (Legend 1988). Recommended. (FCM)

Sleeping in Flame Jonathan Carroll (Legend 0-09-957540-X, Sep ’89 [Aug ’89], £3.50, 244pp, pb, cover by Wayne Anderson) [Bones of the Moon] Reprint (Legend 1988) literary fantasy novel.

Sleeping in Flame Jonathan Carroll (QPBC, Nov ’89, $8.95, 273pp, tp) [Bones of the Moon] Reprint (Legend 1988) literary fantasy novel, second book of a loose-knit trilogy begun in Bones of the Moon. This is identical to the 1989 Doubleday edition except there is no ISBN and the jacket is printed as the pb cover.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: The Ultimate Illustrated Edition Lewis Carroll (Bantam 0-553-05385-X, Nov ’89 [Oct ’89], $19.95, 208pp, hc) [Alice] Reprint (Macmillan 1865) children’s fantasy classic, with more than 150 ilustrations from 25-plus previous editions; compiled and arranged by Cooper Edens.

In the Long Dark Brian Carter (Century 0-7126-2484-8, Nov ’89, £11.95, 256pp, hc) Animal fantasy novel about cats.

The Vampire in Literature: A Critical Bibliography ed. Margaret L. Carter (UMI 0-8357-1998-7, May ’89 [Jun ’89], $39.95, 135pp, hc) Non-fiction; reference. Bibliographic listings of vampire fiction in English, anthologies of fiction and verse, foreign language fiction, dramatic works in English, and non-fiction books and articles, plus three essays on the subject.

From a Changeling Star Jeffrey A. Carver (Bantam UK 0-553-40023-1, Dec ’89, £3.50, 355pp, pb) [From a Changeling Star] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1989) sf novel. This is the US edition with a UK ISBN/price sticker on it. [First U.K. edition]

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