The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998


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The Year’s Best Fantasy: Second Annual Collection ed. Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling (St. Martin’s 0-312-03007-X, Jun ’89, $12.95, 579pp, tp) Anthology of 46 horror and fantasy stories, with summaries of the past year in horror by Datlow, fantasy by Windling, and film by Edward Bryant. Also available in hardcover (-03006-1 $24.95).


Howling Mad Peter David (Ace 0-441-34663-4, Nov ’89 [Oct ’89], $3.50, 201pp, pb) Humorous werewolf fantasy novel of a wolf bitten by a werewolf, who begins turning into a man when the moon is full. Very funny and rather clever, if unsophisticated (SW).


The Return of Swamp Thing Peter David (Jove 0-515-10113-3, May ’89 [Apr ’89], $3.50, 239pp, pb) Movie tie-in novelization.


The Return of Swamp Thing Peter David (Corgi 0-552-13581-X, Dec ’89, £2.99, 239pp, pb) Reprint (Jove 1989) horror novelization. [First U.K. edition]


Star Trek, the Next Generation: Strike Zone Peter David (Pocket 0-671-67940-6, Mar ’89, $3.95, 275pp, pb) [Star Trek, the Next Generation] Sf novelization. Number 5 in the series.


Star Trek, the Next Generation: Strike Zone Peter David (Titan 1-85286-099-5, Mar ’89, £2.95, 275pp, pb) [Star Trek, the Next Generation] Sf novelization. Simultaneous with US (Pocket) edition.


Star Trek, the Next Generation: A Rock and a Hard Place Peter David (Pocket 0-671-69364-6, Jan ’90 [Dec ’89], $3.95, 244pp, pb) [Star Trek, the Next Generation] Star Trek novelization. Number 10 in the series.


The Bewitching of Alison Allbright Alan Davidson (Puffin 0-14-032520-4, Nov ’89 [Dec ’89], £1.99, 157pp, pb, cover by Alun Hood) Reprint (W.H. Allen 1979 as by A.D. Langholm) young-adult fantasy novel.


Dollarville Pete Davies (Random House 0-394-57780-9, Oct ’89 [Sep ’89], $17.95, 211pp, hc) Literary fantasy set in the near future.


Sins of the Flesh Don & Jay Davis (Tor 0-812-51679-6, Mar ’89 [Feb ’89], $4.50, 400pp, pb) Horror novel. 20 years ago, a madman’s curse created a killing machine named Jesse Sikes. Now the occult magic that has contained him is weakening, and Jesse is stirring. A first novel.


Doctor Who: The Scripts: The Tomb of the Cybermen Gerry Davis & Kit Pedler (Titan 1-85286-146-0, Aug ’89 [Sep ’89], £3.95, 159pp, tp, cover by Tony Clark) [Doctor Who] Script from the popular tv series, with additional introductory material by John McElroy and Victor Pemberton. Volume Two in the series.


The Princess and the Pauper Gwen Davis (Little, Brown 0-316-17499-8, May ’89 [Sep ’89], $17.95, 242pp, hc) Allegorical fantasy; a retelling of Twain’s “The Prince and the Pauper” set in a contemporary island nation, and adding to the plot computers, plastic surgery, magic stones, and mythical monsters.


Unholy Ghost Claudia Davison (Lynx 1-55802-223-6, Apr ’89, $3.50, 247pp, pb) Psychological thriller/horror novel packaged as fantasy.


The Hacker Chet Day (Pocket 0-671-67611-3, Nov ’89 [Oct ’89], $3.95, 310pp, pb) Horror novel about a group of computer hackers destroyed by evil.


The Clocks of Iraz L. Sprague de Camp (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-35212-2, Jul ’89 [Jun ’89], $3.95, 161pp, pb) [Novarian] Reissue (Pyramid 1971) humorous fantasy novel, second book in the “Reluctant King” series; fifth printing.


Conan and the Spider God L. Sprague de Camp (Ace 0-441-11609-4, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $3.50, 147pp, pb) [Conan] Reprint (Bantam 1980) fantasy novelization; 18th book in the “Conan” series.


The Goblin Tower L. Sprague de Camp (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32812-4, Jul ’89 [Jun ’89], $3.95, 260pp, pb) [Novarian] Reissue (Pyramid 1968) humorous fantasy novel, first book in the “Reluctant King” series; seventh printing.


The Honorable Barbarian L. Sprague de Camp (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-36091-5, Jul ’89 [Jun ’89], $16.95, 240pp, hc) [Reluctant King] Humorous fantasy novel set in same world as the “Reluctant King” trilogy.


The Honorable Barbarian L. Sprague de Camp (Easton Press, Aug ’89, no price, 240pp, hc) [Reluctant King] Humorous fantasy novel set in the same world as the “Reluctant King” trilogy with an introduction by James Gunn and a color plate by Darrell K. Sweet. This is a signed, limited, leatherbound, gilt-edge edition that is being published “simultaneously” with the Del Rey hardcover edition which appeared two months ago. This edition is part of the “Signed First Editions of Science Fiction” series and is available by subscription only.


Lest Darkness Fall L. Sprague de Camp (Easton Press, 1988 [Jan ’89], no price, 182pp, hc) Reprint (Henry Holt 1941) classic sf time travel novel. This edition contains a new introduction by Isaac Asimov and illustrations by Pat Morrissey. In the “Masterpieces of SF” series, leather bound and gilt edge, available only by subscription.


The Unbeheaded King L. Sprague de Camp (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33837-5, Jul ’89 [Jun ’89], $3.95, 180pp, pb) [Novarian] Reissue (Del Rey 1983) humorous fantasy novel, third book in the “Reluctant King” series; fifth printing.


The Complete Compleat Enchanter L. Sprague de Camp & Fletcher Pratt (Baen 0-671-69809-5, Mar ’89 [Feb ’89], $4.50, 532pp, pb) [Harold Shea] Omnibus of the complete “Harold Shea” stories. The five novellas originally appeared as three books: The Incomplete Enchanter (Holt 1941), The Castle of Iron (Gnome 1950), and The Wall of Serpents (Avalon 1960). The first two also appeared as The Compleat Enchanter (SFBC 1975) and the third as The Enchanter Completed (Sphere 1980). These appeared earlier in the UK (Sphere 1988 as The Intrepid Enchanter) with a foreword by Catherine Crook de Camp. This edition has a new preface by David Drake. One of the classics of fantasy fiction. Highly recommended. (CNB)


The Complete Compleat Enchanter L. Sprague de Camp & Fletcher Pratt (SFBC #15035, Jul ’89 [Oct ’89], $8.98, 498pp, hc) [Harold Shea] Reprint (Baen 1989) omnibus of the complete “Harold Shea” stories, which originally appeared in three books. This is the first complete hardcover edition.


The Strange Night Writing of Jessamine Colter Cynthia C. De Felice (Macmillan 0-02-726451-3, Sep ’88 [Feb ’89], $11.95, 51pp, hc) Young-adult contemporary novelette about a woman who can foresee the future.


The Child of Good Fortune Tom De Haan (Jonathan Cape 0-224-02586-4, Mar ’89, £12.95, 251pp, hc, cover by Luca Signorelli) [Mirror for Princes] Literary fantasy novel. Sequel to A Mirror for Princes. Tom De Haan is a pseudonym.


A Mirror for Princes Tom De Haan (SFBC #37299, Dec ’89 [Nov ’89], $9.98, 422pp, hc) [Mirror for Princes] Reprint (Cape 1987) fantasy novel.


The Centurion Jan de Hartog (Harper & Row 0-06-039094-8, Jun ’89 [May ’89], $18.95, 286pp, hc) Literary time-travel fantasy about a retired sea captain/dowser who finds himself in the body of a Roman centurion in fourth-century Britain.


Sunburn Lake Tom De Haven (Viking 0-670-80930-6, 1988 [Jun ’89], $18.95, 293pp, hc) Collection of three connected stories. The long novella “Where We’ll Never Grow Old”, which takes up half the book, is near-future sf set in 2028.


Neuromancer: The Graphic Novel: Volume 1 Tom De Haven & Bruce Jensen (Epic Comics 0-87135-574-4, Sep ’89 [Oct ’89], $8.95, unpaginated, tp) Graphic version of William Gibson’s novel, adapted by de Haven with art by Jensen. This is the first of three volumes packaged by Byron Preiss Visual Publications.


Neuromancer: The Graphic Novel: Volume 1 Tom De Haven & Bruce Jensen (Berkley 0-425-12016-3, Oct ’89, $8.95, unpaginated, tp) Graphic version of William Gibson’s novel, adapted by De Haven with art by Jensen. This is the first of three volumes packaged by Byron Preiss Visual Publications and is identical to the Epic Comics edition, except for the ISBN and publisher.


Provençal Tales Michael de Larrabeiti (St. Martin’s 0-312-02968-3, Jul ’89, $16.95, 222pp, hc) Associational; retelling of Provençal tales and fables by the author of the “Borribles” books.


Berlin Charles de Lint (Fourth Avenue Press 0-9694121-1-8, Oct ’89, $14.95, 55pp, tp) [Borderland] Novella in the shared-world “Borderland” series. The trade edition is limited to 300 copies. A hardcover edition of 26 copies (-0-X, $35.00) was not seen, and was sold out prior to publication. Order from The House of Speculative Fiction, Inc., 105 Fourth Ave., Ottawa ONT Canada K1S 2LI.


Jack the Giant-Killer Charles de Lint (Ace 0-441-37970-2, Jan ’90 [Dec ’89], $3.50, 186pp, pb, cover by Jim Warren) [Jack of Kinrowan] Reprint (Ace 1987) contemporary fantasy novel. Part of the “Fairy Tales” series packaged by Terri Windling/Endicott Studios.


Philip José Farmer’s The Dungeon, Volume 3: The Valley of Thunder Charles de Lint (Bantam Spectra 0-553-27958-0, Jun ’89 [May ’89], $3.95, 273pp, pb) [Dungeon] Fantasy novelization set in a shared world created by Farmer. Packaged by Byron Preiss Visual Publications.


Westlin Wind Charles de Lint (Pulphouse/Axolotl Press, Mar ’89 [Apr ’89], $10.00, 92pp, tp) [Moonheart] Fantasy novella, a companion piece to Ascian in Rose; with an introduction by Emma Bull, limited to 900 copies, signed by de Lint and Bull. Also available in a signed and numbered clothbound limited edition ($35.00).


Motto Excelsior: Books II - IV V. C. De Vere (Merlin 0-86303-441-1, May ’89 [Jun ’89], £14.95, 442pp, tp) Sf novel.


Black Suits from Outer Space Gene De Weese (Dell Yearling 0-440-40196-8, Jul ’89 [Jun ’89], $2.95, 144pp, tp) [Black Suits from Outer Space] Reprint (Putnam 1985) young-adult comic sf novel.


The Calvin Nullifier Gene De Weese (Dell Yearling 0-440-40214-X, Sep ’89 [Aug ’89], $2.95, 142pp, tp) [Black Suits from Outer Space] Reprint (Putnam 1987) young-adult sf novel with an alien cat, third in the “Black Suits from Outer Space” series.


The Dandelion Caper Gene De Weese (Dell Yearling 0-440-40202-6, Aug ’89 [Jul ’89], $2.95, 159pp, tp) [Black Suits from Outer Space] Reprint (Putnam 1986) young-adult sf novel about cat who is actually an alien secret agent.


The Whim of the Dragon Pamela Dean (Ace 0-441-85513-X, May ’89 [Apr ’89], $4.50, 328pp, pb) [Secret Country] Fantasy novel, third book of the “Secret Country” series.


Castle for Rent John DeChancie (Ace 0-441-09406-6, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $3.50, 195pp, pb) [Castle Perilous] Humorous fantasy novel, sequel to Castle Perilous.


Castle for Rent John DeChancie (Ace 0-441-09406-6, Nov ’89 [Oct ’89], $3.50, 195pp, pb) [Castle Perilous] Reissue (Ace 1989) fantasy novel, second book of the “Castle” series; second printing.


Castle Kidnapped John DeChancie (Ace 0-441-09408-2, Nov ’89 [Oct ’89], $3.50, 216pp, pb) [Castle Perilous] Humorous fantasy novel, third book of the “Castle” series.


SS-GB Len Deighton (Ballantine 0-345-31809-9, Feb ’89 [Jan ’89], $4.95, 384pp, pb) Reissue (Jonathan Cape 1978) alternate history suspense novel set in Nazi-occupied Great Britain. Fifteenth printing.


Darkthunder’s Way Tom Deitz (Avon 0-380-75508-4, Dec ’89 [Nov ’89], $3.50, 342pp, pb, cover by Tim White) [David Sullivan] Fantasy novel, third book in the “David Sullivan” series begun in Windmaster’s Bane.


Fireshaper’s Doom Tom Deitz (Orbit 0-7088-8286-2, Feb ’89, £3.50, 306pp, pb) [David Sullivan] Reprint (Avon 1987) fantasy novel. Sequel to Windmaster’s Bane. [First U.K. edition]


The Gryphon King Tom Deitz (Avon 0-380-75506-8, Jun ’89, $3.95, 406pp, pb) Celtic fantasy novel set at a Georgia college.


Not Your Average Joe Michael Delaney (Dutton 0-525-44538-2, Jan ’90 [Dec ’89], $12.95, 136pp, hc, cover by Chris Burke) Young-adult fantasy novel, illustrated by Chris Burke. A little girl brings a G.I. Joe doll to life.


Hellblazer: Volume One Jamie Delano & John Ridgway (Titan 1-85286-139-8, May ’89 [Aug ’89], £6.50, 123pp, tp) The first collection of horror comic strips about the psychic detective John Constantine, with a foreword by Ramsey Campbell and an introduction by Jamie Delano. [First U.K. edition]


Flight from Neveryon Samuel R. Delany (Grafton 0-586-20272-2, Apr ’89, £3.99, 480pp, pb, cover by Pierre Lacombe) [Neveryon] Reprint (Bantam 1985) fantasy collection. All the pieces have been revised for this edition, which omits the second appendix (“Closures and Openings”). Recommended. (PSP) Volume 3 in the “Return to Neveryon” series. [First U.K. edition]


The Jewels of Aptor Samuel R. Delany (Gollancz 0-575-04445-4, Jan ’89, £2.99, 221pp, pb, cover by Mick Posen) Reissue (Ace 1962) sf novel.


The Motion of Light in Water: Sex and Science Fiction Writing in the East Village 1957-1965 Samuel R. Delany (NAL Plume 0-452-26232-1, Mar ’89, $8.95, 302pp, tp) Reprint (Arbor House 1988) Non-fiction autobiography


Neveryona Samuel R. Delany (Grafton 0-586-20271-4, Feb ’89 [Jan ’89], £4.50, 544pp, pb, cover by Pierre Lacombe) [Neveryon] Reprint (Bantam 1983) second volume in Delany’s marvellous “Return to Neveryon” series. This edition has been ‘corrected’ and contains Delany’s preferred text. Recommended. (PSP) [First U.K. edition]


Return to Neveryon Samuel R. Delany (Grafton 0-586-20273-0, Jun ’89, £3.99, 399pp, pb, cover by Pierre Lacombe) [Neveryon] Reprint (Arbor House 1987 as The Bridge of Lost Desire) fantasy collection. This concluding volume of the “Return to Neveryon” series is even more of a bibliographer’s nightmare than preceding volumes. It contains exactly the same version of ‘The Tale of Gorgik’ (except for about half a dozen words) as the first volume in this edition did. It also contains a revised version of ‘Closures and Openings’ from Flight to Neveryon and a snatch of correspondence that appears to be original to this volume. (PSP) [First U.K. edition]


The Straits of Messina Samuel R. Delany (Serconia Press 0-934933-04-9, Sep ’89, $19.95, 169pp, hc) Collection of nine non-fiction pieces on Delany’s fiction, five originally published as by K. Leslie Steiner, with an introduction by the author.


Miss Finney Kills Now and Then Al Dempsey (Tor 0-812-58190-3, Aug ’89 [Jul ’89], $3.95, 256pp, pb) Reissue (Tor 1982) horror novel based on an original screenplay by Joseph Van Winkle; second printing.


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