The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Quinton James Crawford (Toad Publications 1-872314-00-7, Oct ’89 [Nov ’89], £3.95, 424pp, pb, cover by D. S. Aldridge) Fantasy novel. Volume 1 in “The Historical Beginnings of the Admarian Empire”.

StarBridge A. C. Crispin (Ace 0-441-78329-5, Sep ’89 [Aug ’89], $3.95, 309pp, pb) [StarBridge] Sf novel of alien first contact, first of a series.

Ægypt John Crowley (Bantam 0-553-34592-3, Mar ’89 [Feb ’89], $8.95, 390pp, tp) [AEgypt] Reprint (Bantam 1981) alternate-world literary fantasy novel.

Novelty John Crowley (Doubleday Foundation 0-385-26171-3, May ’89 [Apr ’89], $18.95, 227pp, hc) Collection of four stories, three original, including one novella. Also in trade paperback (-26347-3, $6.95).

Utopian Studies II ed. Michael S. Cummings & Nicholas D. Smith (University Press of America 0-8191-7305-3, Mar ’89 [Aug ’89], $12.75, 154pp, tp) Non-fiction anthology of 16 academic papers on utopias presented at the conference of the Society for Utopian Studies, including studies of H.G. Wells, Lewis Carroll, Doris Lessing and Ursula K. Le Guin. Also announced in hardcover (-7304-5, $24.95) but not seen.

The Weird Gathering and Other Tales ed. Ronald Curran (Fawcett Crest 0-449-23994-2, Oct ’89 [Sep ’89], $4.95, 574pp, pb) Reissue (Fawcett Crest 1979) anthology of 36 stories and poems about women and the supernatural that first appeared in American popular magazines between 1800-1850.

Mr. Browser meets the Mind Shrinkers Philip Curtis (Andersen Press 0-86264-261-2, Oct ’89, £5.95, 126pp, hc, cover by Tony Ross) [Mr. Browser] Young-adult sf novel. Volume 12 in the “Mr. Browser” series.

Beyond the Bestseller Richard Curtis (NAL 0-453-00670-1, May ’89 [Apr ’89], $18.95, 380pp, hc) Associational; non-fiction. A literary agent takes you inside the book business, made up of 53 columns originally published in Locus.

Trick or Treat Richie Tankersley Cusick (Scholastic 0-590-42456-4, Oct ’89 [Nov ’89], $2.75, 209pp, pb) Young-adult horror novel about a young girl who moves into an evil old house.

Treasure Clive Cussler (Grafton Overseas 0-586-07472-4, 1988 [May ’89], £3.50, 475pp, pb, cover by Chris Foss) [Dirk Pitt] Reprint (Grafton 1988) sf novel. This special ‘Open Market’ edition is for English-speaking continental Europe only.

Treasure Clive Cussler (Grafton 0-586-07472-4, Jul ’89, £4.50, 600pp, pb, cover by Chris Foss) [Dirk Pitt] Reprint (Grafton 1988) sf novel.

The Ayes of Texas Daniel da Cruz (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33282-2, Nov ’89 [Oct ’89], $3.95, 246pp, pb) [Ayes of Texas] Reissue (Del Rey 1982) sf novel; 13th printing.

Mixed Doubles Daniel da Cruz (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-35167-3, Aug ’89 [Jul ’89], $3.95, 260pp, pb) Time-travel sf novel about a composer in the 1990’s who goes back in time to steal the compositions of the “near-greats” of music.

Texas on the Rocks Daniel da Cruz (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31659-2, Nov ’89 [Oct ’89], $3.95, 293pp, pb) [Ayes of Texas] Reissue (Del Rey 1985) sf novel, sequel to The Ayes of Texas; fifth printing.

Texas Triumphant Daniel da Cruz (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-35878-3, Nov ’89 [Oct ’89], $3.95, 226pp, pb) [Ayes of Texas] Reprint (Del Rey 1987) sf novel, third in the “Texas” series. An independent Republic of Texas is at war with the Soviet Union.

The Magic Finger Roald Dahl (Unwin Hyman 0-04-440436-0, Sep ’89, £6.95, 64pp, hc) Reprint (Knopf 1966) young-adult fantasy short story. [Not seen]

Chillers for Christmas ed. Richard Dalby (O’Mara 0-948397-62-4, Oct ’89 [Dec ’89], £12.95, 311pp, hc, cover by Clifford Harper) Anthology of thriller/horror stories, seven of which seem to be original.

Ghosts and Scholars ed. Richard Dalby (Equation 1-85336-112-7, Jun ’89, £6.99, 280pp, tp) Reprint (Crucible 1987) anthology of ghost stories in the tradition of M.R. James.

Dracula’s Brood: Neglected Vampire Classics by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Algernon Blackwood, M. R. James, and Others ed. Richard Dalby (Equation 1-85336-120-8, Jul ’89, £3.99, 348pp, tp) Reprint (Crucible 1987) horror anthology.

Ghosts for Christmas ed. Richard Dalby (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-518-3, Nov ’89, $18.95, 340pp, hc) Anthology of 30 Christmas ghost stories, one of which is original. First American edition (O’Mara 1988).

Ghosts for Christmas ed. Richard Dalby (Headline 0-7472-3276-8, Oct ’89 [Nov ’89], £4.99, 339pp, tp) Reprint (O’Mara 1988) ghost story anthology.

Victorian Ghost Stories by Eminent Women Writers ed. Richard Dalby (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-473-X, May ’89 [Apr ’89], $18.95, 347pp, hc) Anthology of supernatural fiction by women. First American edition (Virago 1988 as The Virago Book of Victorian Ghost Stories).

The Virago Book of Ghost Stories ed. Richard Dalby (McGraw-Hill 0-07-015132-6, Mar ’89 [Feb ’89], $8.95, 325pp, tp) Anthology of 34 ghost stories by women, both original and reprint. Also available in hardcover (-01533-4, $17.95). First American edition (Virago 1987).

A Hunter’s Fire Floyd D. Dale (NAL Signet 0-451-15975-6, May ’89 [Apr ’89], $3.75, 271pp, pb) Post-holocaust military sf novel. American survivors of a nuclear war battle with Russian invaders. A first novel.

Requiem for a Ruler of Worlds Brian Daley (Grafton 0-586-20677-9, Sep ’89, £3.99, 334pp, tp, cover by Fred Gambino) [Alacrity FitzHugh] Reprint (Del Rey 1985) sf novel. Volume 1 in the “Alacrity FitzHugh” series. [First U.K. edition]

The Sword of Sagamore Kara Dalkey (Ace 0-441-79429-7, Nov ’89, $3.95, 235pp, pb) [Curse of Sagamore] Humorous fantasy novel of royal intrigue and a magical curse in a mythical kingdom. Sequel to The Curse of Sagamore.

The Lantern of God John Dalmas (Baen 0-671-69821-4, May ’89 [Apr ’89], $3.95, 407pp, pb) Sf novel about a civilization created by shipwrecked androids.

The Lizard War John Dalmas (Baen 0-671-69851-6, Dec ’89 [Nov ’89], $3.95, 307pp, pb, cover by David Mattingly) [Lizard War] Sf military adventure novel with mystical elements set on a far-future Earth that has been conquered by alien lizards.

Night Maze Annie Dalton (Methuen Children’s Books 0-416-13532-3, Oct ’89, £8.50, 256pp, hc, cover by Roger Stewart) Young-adult fantasy novel.

Out of the Ordinary Annie Dalton (Teens 0-7497-0007-6, Jul ’89, £2.25, 173pp, pb, cover by Kevin Jones) Reprint (Methuen 1988) young-adult fantasy novel.

Doctor Who: Ultimate Evil Wally K. Daly (Target 0-426-20338-0, Aug ’89, £1.99, 144pp, pb) [Doctor Who] Young-adult sf novelization. This is not part of the normal series and contains the second of the scripts from the 1985 season that was never filmed.

The Green Ghost and Other Stories ed. Mary Danby (Armada 0-00-693593-1, Oct ’89, £3.99, 507pp, pb) Anthology of 42 young-adult ghost stories, all taken from volumes of The Armada Ghost Book.

The Animals of Farthing Wood Colin Dann (Mammoth 0-7497-0035-1, Dec ’89, £2.99, 303pp, pb, cover by John Putley) [Farthing Wood] Reprint (William Heinemann 1979) animal fantasy novel, illustrated throughout by Jacqueline Tettmar. In the “Farthing Wood” series.

The Beach Dogs Colin Dann (Beaver 0-09-961380-8, Jul ’89 [Jun ’89], £1.99, 144pp, pb) Reprint (Hutchinson 1988) children’s animal fantasy novel.

Seaserpents! ed. Jack M. Dann & Gardner R. Dozois (Ace 0-441-75682-4, Dec ’89 [Nov ’89], $3.95, 226pp, pb, cover by Hiro Kimura) Anthology of 10 stories about sea serpents.

Pulse William R. Dantz (Avon 0-380-75714-1, Jan ’90 [Dec ’89], $3.95, 284pp, pb, cover by Tim O’Brien) Medical thriller with sf elements and walking cadavers.

This Place Has No Atmosphere Paula Danziger (Pan 0-330-30559-X, Jan ’89, £2.25, 154pp, pb, cover by Andrew Lloyd-Jones) Reprint (Delacorte 1986) young-adult sf novel.

This Place Has No Atmosphere Paula Danziger (Dell Yearling 0-440-40205-0, Aug ’89 [Jul ’89], $2.95, 156pp, tp) Reprint (Delacorte 1986) young-adult sf/romance novel set in a lunar colony in 2057.

Phoenix Fire Lyndan Darby (Unwin 0-04-440153-1, Apr ’89, £3.50, 202pp, pb, cover by Robert Gould) [Eye of Time] Fantasy novel. Volume 3 in the “Eye of Time” trilogy.

Avon: A Terrible Aspect Paul Darrow (Lyle Stuart/Citadel Press 0-8065-1112-5, Mar ’89 [Feb ’89], $18.95, 189pp, hc) [Blake’s 7] Sf novelization in the British “Blake’s Seven” television series. This is actually a new prequel to the series.

The Seventh Omni Book of Science Fiction ed. Ellen Datlow (Zebra 0-8217-2688-9, Jun ’89 [May ’89], $4.50, 408pp, pb) Anthology of 17 stories, 16 reprints and an original novelette by Alfred Bester.

The Sixth Omni Book of Science Fiction ed. Ellen Datlow (Zebra 0-8217-2606-4, Mar ’89 [Feb ’89], $4.50, 382pp, pb) Anthology of 16 stories; 15 of them appeared originally in Omni, and one, a novella by Michael Shea, is an original.

Demons and Dreams: The Best Fantasy and Horror 1 ed. Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling (Legend 0-7126-3420-7, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], £6.95, 482pp, tp) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1988 as The Year’s Best Fantasy: First Annual Collection) anthology of 36 fantasy and horror stories plus write-ups on the year etc. This edition omits “The Moon’s Revenge” by Joan Aiken. Recommended. (PSP) Also available in hardcover (-3021-X, £12.95). [First U.K. edition]

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