The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

Contents Lists

Previous -- Table-of-Contents
Mother of Storms Adrian Cole (Unwin 0-04-440306-2, Apr ’89, £6.99, 378pp, tp, cover by Lee Gibbons) [Star Requiem] Fantasy novel. Volume 1 in the “Star Requiem” series.

Thief of Dreams Adrian Cole (Unwin 0-04-440403-4, Oct ’89, £6.99, 366pp, tp, cover by Lee Gibbons) [Star Requiem] Fantasy novel. Volume two in the “Star Requiem” series.

Revenge of the Damned Allan Cole & Chris Bunch (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33173-7, Feb ’89 [Jan ’89], $3.95, 354pp, pb) [Sten] Sf novel, fifth in the “Sten” series of far-future military adventures.

The Quick Burt Cole (William Morrow 0-688-08478-8, Feb ’89 [Jan ’89], $17.95, 307pp, hc) Sf military novel.

Maze Larry Collins (Grafton 0-246-13521-2, Sep ’89 [Oct ’89], £12.95, 364pp, hc, cover by John Knights) Thriller about psychics.

Sunglasses After Dark Nancy Collins (NAL Onyx 0-451-40147-6, Aug ’89 [Jul ’89], $3.95, 253pp, pb) [Sonja Blue] Vampire horror novel; a first novel. This is intense, erotic, and truly nasty. Highly recommended (SW).

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Review Annual 1988 ed. Robert Collins (Meckler 0-88736-249-4, Jan ’89 [Feb ’89], $65.00, 486pp, hc) Non-fiction, criticism. Approximately 600 reviews by 100 reviewers of fiction and non-fiction from 1987 plus some introductory articles.

The Fablesinger Judith Woolcock Colombo (The Crossing Press 0-89594-376-X, Sep ’89, $7.95, 131pp, tp) Caribbean feminist fantasy, a first novel. The great shaman Fablesinger and her women do battle with the forces of the evil Obeah man to save their world.

Tetrarch Alex Comfort (Paladin 0-586-08772-9, Jan ’89, £4.99, 399pp, tp, cover by Peter Goodfellow) Reprint (Shambhala 1980) literary fantasy novel.

In the Deep Woods Nicholas Conde (NEL 0-450-50504-9, Sep ’89 [Oct ’89], £12.95, 286pp, hc) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1989) horror novel. [First U.K. edition]

King of the Scepter’d Isle Michael Greatrex Coney (SFBC #15464, Nov ’89, $8.98, 399pp, hc) [Song of Earth] Reprint (NAL 1989) quasi-Arthurian fantasy novel with sf elements, sequel to Fang the Gnome.

King of the Scepter’d Isle Michael Greatrex Coney (NAL 0-453-00667-1, Aug ’89 [Jul ’89], $18.95, 399pp, hc) [Song of Earth] Quasi-Arthurian fantasy novel with sf elements, sequel to Fang the Gnome and part of the “Greataway” series.

Genie with the Light Blue Hair Ellen Conford (Bantam 0-553-05806-1, Mar ’89 [Feb ’89], $13.95, 150pp, hc) Young-adult fantasy novel about a girl who gets more than just an old lamp for her birthday. A genie who bears a striking resemblance to Groucho Marx comes with it.

The Hampton Sisters Bernard F. Conners (Severn House 0-7278-4016-9, Nov ’89 [Oct ’89], £11.95, 287pp, hc) Reprint (Dell 1988) occult thriller. [First U.K. edition]

The Houdini Directive Mike Connor (Ace 0-441-34354-6, Dec ’89, $3.50, 166pp, pb) Reprint (Harper & Row 1978 as I Am Not the Other Houdini) sf novel set in 21st-century California.

The Enchantments of Flesh and Spirit Storm Constantine (Tor 0-812-50554-9, Jan ’90 [Dec ’89], $3.95, 318pp, pb, cover by Sam Rakeland) [Wraeththu] Sf novel, first book of the “Wraeththu” series. First American edition (Macdonald 1987).

The Fulfilments of Fate and Desire Storm Constantine (Drunken Dragon Press 0-947578-00-5, Aug ’89 [Nov ’89], £13.95, 424pp, hc, cover by Paul Damon) [Wraeththu] Sf novel. Volume 3 in the “Wraeththu” series.

The Fulfilments of Fate and Desire Storm Constantine (Orbit 0-7088-8305-2, Aug ’89, £4.99, 424pp, tp) [Wraeththu] Sf novel. Volume 3 in the “Wraeththu” series.

The Power Sal Conte (Leisure 0-8439-2747-X, Feb ’89, $3.95, 355pp, pb) Horror novel about a boy with the power to kill.

The Black Company Glen Cook (Tor 0-812-50389-9, Sep ’89 [Aug ’89], $3.95, 319pp, pb) [Black Company] Reissue (Tor 1984) military fantasy novel, first of the “Chronicles of the Black Company”; second printing.

The Garrett Files Glen Cook (SFBC 14378, Jan ’89, $8.98, 695pp, hc) [Garrett] Omnibus of three fantasy detective novels: Sweet Silver Blues (1987), Bitter Gold Hearts (1988), and Cold Copper Tears (1989). All originally from NAL Signet.

Old Tin Sorrows Glen Cook (NAL Signet 0-451-16013-4, Jun ’89 [May ’89], $3.95, 252pp, pb) [Garrett] Fantasy/Private eye novel, fourth book in the “Garrett” series.

Shadow Games Glen Cook (Tor 0-812-53382-8, Jun ’89 [May ’89], $3.95, 311pp, pb) [Black Company] Military fantasy novel, Book four of the “Chronicles of the Black Company” series, and first “Book of the South”.

The Silver Spike Glen Cook (Tor 0-812-50220-5, Sep ’89 [Aug ’89], $3.95, 313pp, pb) [Black Company] Fantasy novel set in the same world as “Chronicles of the Black Company”.

The Tower of Fear Glen Cook (Tor 0-312-93193-X, Aug ’89, $16.95, 375pp, hc) Fantasy novel of intrigue and wizardry, set in a barbarian city. Not part of any past series.

The Oracle Hugh Cook (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20914-3, Jul ’89 [Jun ’89], $3.95, 346pp, pb) [Age of Darkness] Reprint (Corgi 1987 as The Women and the Warlords) humorous sword and sorcery novel, fourth in the American version of the “Wizard War Chronicles” (third in the British version).

The Wicked and the Witless Hugh Cook (Corgi 0-552-13439-2, Mar ’89 [Feb ’89], £3.99, 459pp, pb, cover by Steve Crisp) [Age of Darkness] Fantasy novel. Volume 5 in the “Chronicles of an Age of Darkness” series.

The Women and the Warlords Hugh Cook (Colin Smythe 0-86140-265-0, Mar ’89 [Apr ’89], £10.95, 283pp, hc) [Age of Darkness] Reprint (Corgi 1987) fantasy novel. Volume 3 in “The Chronicles of an Age of Darkness”. [Not seen]

The Women and the Warlords Hugh Cook (Dufour/Corgi 0-8023-1286-1, May ’89 [Apr ’89], $19.95, 283pp, hc) [Age of Darkness] Humorous sword and sorcery novel, third book in the “Chronicles of an Age of Darkness” series of an announced 24 (!). First American edition (Corgi 1987). Actually this is the fourth volume, since the American editions have been broken up into more volumes.

Limbo System Rick Cook (Baen 0-671-69835-4, Aug ’89 [Jul ’89], $3.50, 305pp, pb) Sf novel about demonic aliens trapped in a planetless system and released by Earthmen.

Wizard’s Bane Rick Cook (Baen 0-671-69803-6, Feb ’89 [Jan ’89], $3.50, 310pp, pb) [Wiz Zumwalt] Fantasy novel about a computer hacker transported to a magical world. A first novel.

Wizard’s Bane Rick Cook (Baen 0-671-69803-6, Jan ’90 [Dec ’89], $3.50, 310pp, pb, cover by Alan Gutierrez) [Wiz Zumwalt] Reissue (Baen 1989) fantasy novel about a computer hacker transported to a magical world; second printing.

The Wizardry Compiled Rick Cook (Baen 0-671-69856-7, Jan ’90 [Dec ’89], $3.95, 307pp, pb, cover by Larry Schwinger) [Wiz Zumwalt] Fantasy novel of a computer geek in a magical world, sequel to Wizard’s Bane.

Mortal Fear Robin Cook (Berkley 0-425-11388-4, Feb ’89 [Jan ’89], $4.95, 364pp, pb) Reprint (Putnam 1988) medical horror novel of genetics.

Mortal Fear Robin Cook (Pan 0-330-30760-6, Mar ’89, £3.99, 364pp, pb, cover by Chris Moore) Reprint (Putnam 1988) medical horror novel.

Mutation Robin Cook (Putnam 0-399-13402-6, Jan ’89, $18.95, 367pp, hc) Medical thriller about the results of genetic engineering. Father creates the perfect son with horrible results.

Mutation Robin Cook (Macmillan 0-333-49656-6, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], £11.95, 367pp, hc, cover by Jerry Bauer) Reprint (Putnam 1989) medical thriller about the horrific results of genetic engineering. [First U.K. edition]

The Crimson Goddess Catherine Cooke (Ace 0-441-12199-3, Nov ’89, $3.95, 232pp, pb) [Winged Assassin] Fantasy novel, third book in the “Winged Assassin” series.

Realm of the Gods Catherine Cooke (Orbit 0-7088-8297-8, Jun ’89 [May ’89], £2.99, 218pp, pb) [Winged Assassin] Reprint (Ace 1988) fantasy novel. Sequel to The Winged Assassin. [First U.K. edition]

The Lake John Peyton Cooke (Avon 0-380-75768-0, Aug ’89, $3.95, 218pp, pb) Horror novel about monstrous evil lurking at the bottom of a lake. A first novel.

The Nightmares on Elm Street, Parts 1, 2, 3: The Continuing Story Jeffrey Cooper (St. Martin’s 0-312-90517-3, Aug ’89 [Jul ’89], $3.95, 216pp, pb) Reissue (St. Martin’s 1987) movie tie-in horror novelization; third printing.

Infanta Louise Cooper (Unwin 0-04-440303-8, Apr ’89, £3.50, 318pp, pb, cover by Robert Gould) [Indigo] Fantasy novel. Volume 3 in the “Indigo” 8-part series.

Inferno Louise Cooper (Tor 0-812-50246-9, Oct ’89 [Sep ’89], $3.95, 276pp, pb) [Indigo] Fantasy novel, second book in the “Indigo” series. The text of this edition has been revised from the original British edition. First American edition (Unwin 1988).

Nemesis Louise Cooper (Tor 0-812-53401-8, Jun ’89 [May ’89], $3.95, 294pp, pb) [Indigo] Fantasy novel. First American edition (Unwin Hyman 1988). This is a revised edition of Book One of “Indigo”, an announced octology.

Nocturne Louise Cooper (Unwin 0-04-440392-5, Aug ’89, £3.50, 291pp, pb, cover by Robert Gould) [Indigo] Fantasy novel. Volume 4 in the “Indigo” 8-part series.

The Dark Is Rising Susan Cooper (Macmillan Educational 0-333-47580-1, Jan ’89, £3.25, 256pp, pb) [Dark Is Rising] Reprint (Chatto & Windus 1973) fantasy novel. Volume 2 in the “The Dark is Rising” series. [Not seen]

Over Sea, Under Stone Susan Cooper (Macmillan Collier 0-02-042785-9, Apr ’89 [May ’89], $2.95, 243pp, pb) [Dark Is Rising] Reprint (Cape 1965) young-adult fantasy novel, first book in “The Dark Is Rising” series.

The Vampire: In Legend and Fact Basil Copper (Citadel Press 0-8065-1126-5, Jun ’89, $7.95, 208pp, tp) Reprint (Hale 1973 as The Vampire: In Legend, Fact, and Art) non-fiction study of vampirism.

Vic and Blood Richard Corben & Harlan Ellison (St. Martin’s 0-312-03471-7, Nov ’89, $8.95, 63pp, tp, cover by Richard Corben) [Vic & Blood] Graphic novel adaptation of Ellison’s three post-Apocalypse sf stories, “Eggsucker”, “A Boy and His Dog”, and “Run, Spot, Run”.

Fade Robert Cormier (Dell 0-440-20487-9, Sep ’89 [Aug ’89], $4.50, 293pp, pb) Reprint (Gollancz 1988) multigenerational fantasy novel about a family who possesses inherited powers of invisibility. A World Fantasy Award nominee.

Star Trek: The Abode of Life Lee Correy (Titan 1-85286-182-7, Jul ’89, £2.95, 207pp, pb, cover by Rowena Morrill) [Star Trek] Reprint (Pocket Books 1982) sf novelization. [First U.K. edition]

Double Your Pleasure: The Ace SF Double James A. Corrick (Gryphon Books 0-936071-13-3, Mar ’89, $5.95, 85pp, ph) Non-fiction, reference. A bibliography of the Ace Doubles. Limited to 500 copies. Introduction by Donald A. Wollheim, and a long essay by Corrick.

Beneath Still Waters Matthew J. Costello (Berkley 0-425-11532-1, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $3.95, 266pp, pb) Horror novel about lake creature. “It reaches up with gnarled, rotted fingers...”

Guardians of the Three Volume Three: The Wizard of Tizare Matthew J. Costello (Bantam Spectra 0-553-28303-0, Jan ’90 [Dec ’89], $3.95, 313pp, pb, cover by Steve Assel) [Guardians of the Three] Fantasy round-robin series by various authors, packaged by Bill Fawcett & Associates. The credit on the cover reads “Created by Bill Fawcett”. The author’s name is on the back in smaller type.

Eden’s Eyes Sean Costello (Pocket 0-671-66853-6, Feb ’89 [Jan ’89], $3.95, 278pp, pb) Horror novel. A woman given sight by an eye transplant is haunted by horrifying visions.

Eden’s Eyes Sean Costello (Pan 0-330-30810-6, Oct ’89, £3.50, 278pp, pb, cover by Melvyn) Reprint (Pocket 1989) horror novel. [First U.K. edition]

Beyond the Looking Glass ed. Jonathan Cott (Viking Overlook Tusk 0-87951-238-5, May ’88, $9.95, 519pp, tp) Reprint (Stonehill 1973) anthology of ten Victorian fantasy tales and poems, with an introduction by Leslie Fiedler and an essay by the editor plus 200 black-and-white period illustrations. This edition has a 1987 date, was announced for 1988, and not seen until 1989. A hardcover edition (-995-9) was also offered but not seen.

Legacy of Earth Juanita Coulson (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-28180-2, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $3.95, 357pp, pb) [Children of the Stars] Sf novel; book three of the multi-generational “Children of the Stars” family saga.

Outward Bound Juanita Coulson (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-28179-9, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $3.95, 371pp, pb) [Children of the Stars] Reissue (Ballantine Del Rey (1982) sf novel; second book in the multi-generational “Children of the Stars” family saga. Second printing.

The Past of Forever Juanita Coulson (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-28181-0, Oct ’89 [Sep ’89], $3.95, 327pp, pb) [Children of the Stars] Sf novel of archaeologists on an alien world, book four of the “Children of the Stars” series.

Tomorrow’s Heritage Juanita Coulson (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31065-9, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $3.95, 372pp, pb) [Children of the Stars] Reissue (Ballantine Del Rey 1981) sf novel; book one of the multi-generational “Children of the Stars” family saga. Fourth printing.

An Index to DAW Books Ian Covell (Galactic Central Publications 1-871133-15-7, Jul ’89, £2.50, 58pp, ph) Index to DAW books, including reprints and reissues. Photocopied letter-size sheets in a heavy paper binder.

Stationfall Arthur Byron Cover (Avon 0-380-75387-1, Dec ’89 [Nov ’89], $3.95, 297pp, pb, cover by Alex Jay & Studio J) [Infocom] Humorous sf novelization based on the “Infocom” computer game, second book in a series packaged by Byron Preiss Visual Publications.

Monster of the Year Bruce Coville (Pocket 0-671-64749-0, Oct ’89 [Sep ’89], $2,75, 135pp, tp) Children’s fantasy about a contest that draws monsters from as far away as Transylvania, illustrated by Harvey Kurtzman.

My Teacher is an Alien Bruce Coville (Pocket Minstrel 0-671-64748-2, Jun ’89, $2.75, 124pp, tp) [My Teacher Is an Alien] Children’s sf novel about sixth graders who discover that their substitute teacher is an extraterrestrial. Illustrated by Mike Wimmer.

Philip José Farmer’s The Dungeon, Volume 2: The Dark Abyss Bruce Coville (Bantam Spectra 0-553-27640-9, Feb ’89 [Jan ’89], $3.95, 321pp, pb) [Dungeon] Fantasy novelization set in a world created by Philip José Farmer, who also did the introduction. The series is packaged by Byron Preiss Visual Publications. The author’s name does not appear on the cover or on the copyright page.

The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories ed. Michael Cox & R. A. Gilbert (Oxford 0-19-282666-2, Oct ’89, £5.95, 504pp, tp, cover by Atkinson Grimshaw) Reprint (Oxford University Press 1986) ghost story anthology of 42 stories.

The Munsters Stephen Cox (Contemporary Books 0-8092-4291-5, Oct ’89, $9.95, 174pp, tp) Non-fiction. A guide to the classic monster sitcom of the 1960s’, with many photos.

Team Yankee Harold Coyle (Star 0-352-32325-6, Apr ’89, £3.50, 306pp, pb) Reprint (Presidio 1987) novel about World War III. This Open Market edition is not generally available in the UK.

Fury John Coyne (Warner 0-446-51420-9, Oct ’89 [Sep ’89], $18.95, 280pp, hc) Horror novel of possession.

The Gift of Stones Jim Crace (Macmillan Scribner’s 0-684-19070-2, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $16.95, 170pp, hc) Literary novel about prehistoric man and the coming of the Bronze Age. First American edition (Martin, Secker & Warburg 1988).

The Gift of Stones Jim Crace (Picador 0-330-30601-4, Sep ’89, £3.99, 170pp, tp, cover by Geoff Brightling) Reprint (Secker & Warburg 1988) literary fantasy novel.

Warhammer: Zaragoz Brian Craig (GW Books 1-85515-003-4, Nov ’89, £4.99, 245pp, tp, cover by Ian Miller) [Warhammer: Orfeo] Highly enjoyable fantasy about the decaying empire of Zaragoz as seen through the eyes of the wandering minstrel Orfeo. Despite being part of the Warhammer series, this has few of the stereotyped situations of most such novelizations. Strongly recommended. Volume 1 in the “Tales of Orfeo” series. This is a pseudonym for Brian Stableford.

Twistor John Cramer (William Morrow 0-877-95967-6, Mar ’89 [Feb ’89], $18.95, 250pp, hc) Hard sf thriller. A first novel.

Twistor John Cramer (SFBC #15033, Jul ’89 [Oct ’89], $8.98, 309pp, hc) Reprint (Morrow 1989) sf novel.

Spirits of Christmas ed. Kathryn Cramer & David G. Hartwell (Wynwood 0-922066-16-7, Oct ’89 [Sep ’89], $18.95, 284pp, hc) Anthology of 20 Christmas ghost stories, seven of them originals.

Next -- Table-of-Contents