The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Sword & Circlet 2: Heir of Rengarth Carole Nelson Douglas (Tor 0-812-50046-6, Aug ’89 [Jul ’89], $4.50, 374pp, pb) [Sword & Circlet] Reprint (Tor 1988) romantic fantasy novel about a seeress and her quest to rescue the man she loves from the clutches of an evil wizard.

Horrors! Drake Douglas (Viking Overlook 0-87951-325-X, Oct ’89 [Dec ’89], $22.50, 418pp, hc, cover by Jaye Zimet) Reprint (Macmillan 1966) non-fiction, reference. A history of horror films, with additional photographs. Includes a new introduction and afterword by the author.

In the Blood Lauren Wright Douglas (Naiad Press 0-941483-22-3, Jun ’89 [May ’89], $8.95, 242pp, tp) Lesbian near-future sf novel set in an America destroyed by biological warfare.

The Glass Salamander Ann Downer (Macmillan Atheneum 0-689-31413-2, Sep ’89, $13.95, 216pp, hc) [Spellkey] Medieval young-adult fantasy about a changeling, sequel to The Spellkey.

The Spellkey Ann Downer (Orbit 0-7088-8283-8, Jan ’89, £2.99, 240pp, pb) [Spellkey] Reprint (Atheneum 1987) fantasy novel. [First U.K. edition]

The Best Horror Stories of Arthur Conan Doyle Arthur Conan Doyle (Academy Chicago 0-89733-265-2, Mar ’89, $6.95, 294pp, pb) Collection of 13 stories, edited by Frank D. McSherry, Jr., Martin H. Greenberg, and Charles G. Waugh.

The Complete Professor Challenger Arthur Conan Doyle (Wordsworth 1-85326-927-1, Jan ’89, £8.99, 584pp, hc) [Prof. Challenger] Reprint (John Murray 1952 as The Professor Challenger Stories) sf omnibus. [Not seen]

The Poison Belt Arthur Conan Doyle (Easton Press, Aug ’89, no price, 313pp, hc) [Prof. Challenger] Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1913) fantasy adventure featuring Professor Challenger. There is a new introduction by Gary K. Wolfe and awful artwork by Harry Robins. This special leatherbound gilt-edge edition is part of the “Masterpieces of Science Fiction” series and is available by subscription only.

Best New SF 3 ed. Gardner R. Dozois (Robinson 1-85487-028-9, Aug ’89 [Jul ’89], £6.99, 596pp, tp, cover by Ian Craig) Reprint (St. Martin’s Press 1989 as The Year’s Best Science Fiction, Sixth Annual Collection) sf anthology. [First U.K. edition]

Time Travelers ed. Gardner R. Dozois (Ace 0-441-80935-9, Mar ’89, $3.95, 275pp, pb) Anthology of 11 time travel stories from Isaac Asimov’s SF Magazine.

Transcendental Tales from Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine ed. Gardner R. Dozois (Donning/Starblaze 0-89865-762-8, Aug ’89, $7.95, 300pp, tp) Anthology of 12 “New Age” sf stories that originally appeared in IASFM, with a foreword by Charles Ardai.

The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Sixth Annual Collection ed. Gardner R. Dozois (St. Martin’s 0-312-03009-6, May ’89, $13.95, 596pp, tp) Anthology of 28 stories with an introductory summation of 1988 by Dozois which draws heavily on Locus. The largest and best of the year’s bests, with many of the awards nominees and winners. Recommended (CNB). Published simultaneously in hardcover (-03008-8, $24.95).

The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Sixth Annual Collection ed. Gardner R. Dozois (SFBC #15451, Oct ’89 [Sep ’89], $14.98, 768pp, hc) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1989) anthology of stories from 1988.

Hammer’s Slammers David Drake (Baen 0-671-69867-2, Sep ’89 [Aug ’89], $3.95, 318pp, pb) [Hammer’s Slammers] Reissue (Baen 1987) collection of 8 stories, first book in the “Hammer’s Slammers” series. A shorter version was published by Ace in 1979. Second printing of the expanded text.

Hammer’s Slammers - Counting the Cost David Drake (Legend 0-09-966280-9, Jul ’89 [Jun ’89], £2.99, 267pp, pb, cover by Eddie Jones) [Hammer’s Slammers] Reprint (Baen 1987) sf novel. Includes an afterword on the series by the author. Volume 3 in the “Hammer’s Slammers” series. Volume 24 in the “Venture SF” series. [First U.K. edition]

Rolling Hot David Drake (Baen 0-671-69837-0, Sep ’89, $3.95, 280pp, pb) [Hammer’s Slammers] Military sf adventure novel, fourth or fifth in the “Hammer’s Slammers” series, depending on whether or not you count the initial collection.

Time Safari David Drake (Baen 0-671-69812-5, Mar ’89 [Feb ’89], $3.50, 258pp, pb) Reprint (Tor 1982) sf novel about real big-game hunting — dinosaurs, via time travel.

Vettius and His Friends David Drake (Baen 0-671-69802-8, Feb ’89 [Jan ’89], $3.95, 304pp, pb) Collection of 12 connected historical fantasy stories including one original and one collaboration with Karl Edward Wagner.

Crisis of Empire III: The War Machine David Drake & Roger MacBride Allen (Baen 0-671-69845-1, Nov ’89 [Oct ’89], $3.95, 338pp, pb) [Crisis of Empire] Sf novel of political intrigue and adventure set in an interstellar empire at war with alien invaders. Drake collaborates on each but with a different author.

The Fleet Book 3: Break Through ed. David Drake & Bill Fawcett (Ace 0-441-24103-4, May ’89 [Apr ’89], $3.95, 294pp, pb) [Fleet] Shared-world anthology of 13 stories, packaged by Bill Fawcett & Associates.

The Eternal City ed. David Drake, Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh (Baen 0-671-69857-5, Jan ’90 [Dec ’89], $3.50, 280pp, pb, cover by John Rheaume) Anthology of 13 sf stories dealing with the Roman Empire. The cover, spine, title page, and introduction credit only Drake—Greenberg and Waugh appear only on the copyright page.

Heads to the Storm ed. David Drake & Sandra Miesel (Baen 0-671-69847-8, Nov ’89 [Oct ’89], $3.50, 273pp, pb) Anthology of fifteen stories, with both original and reprint introductions and essays. This is a tribute to Rudyard Kipling and his influence on sf.

A Separate Star ed. David Drake & Sandra Miesel (Baen 0-671-69832-X, May ’89 [Apr ’89], $3.50, 278pp, pb) Anthology of stories, poems and introductory essays published as a tribute to Rudyard Kipling and his influence on sf writers.

Space Gladiators ed. David Drake, Charles G. Waugh & Martin H. Greenberg (Ace 0-441-77741-4, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $3.95, 310pp, pb) Anthology of eight sf/gladiator stories.

Space Infantry ed. David Drake, Charles G. Waugh & Martin H. Greenberg (Ace 0-441-77747-3, Nov ’89 [Oct ’89], $3.95, 244pp, pb) Anthology of twelve military sf stories, with an introduction by Drake.

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