The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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War Birds R. M. Meluch (NAL Signet 0-451-16112-2, Aug ’89 [Jul ’89], $3.95, 253pp, pb) Romantic sf novel about interstellar war.

Big Gurl Thom Metzger & Richard P. Scott (NAL Onyx 0-451-40132-8, May ’89 [Apr ’89], $3.95, 253pp, pb) Completely plotless horror novel about a huge and murderous young girl.

The Crying Child Barbara Michaels (Berkley 0-425-11584-4, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $3.95, 234pp, pb) Reprint (Dodd, Mead 1971) horror gothic.

Someone in the House Barbara Michaels (Berkley 0-425-11389-2, Jun ’89 [May ’89], $4.50, 300pp, pb) Reprint (Dodd, Mead 1981) horror gothic/romantic suspense novel.

Sons of the Wolf Barbara Michaels (Berkley 0-425-11687-5, Aug ’89 [Jul ’89], $3.95, 230pp, pb) Reprint (Meredith 1967) horror gothic about werewolves on the moors. This has also appeared as Mystery on the Moors.

Witch Barbara Michaels (Berkley 0-425-11831-2, Nov ’89 [Oct ’89], $3.95, 234pp, pb) Reprint (Dodd Mead 1973) gothic horror/romance novel with psychic elements.

Far Harbor Melisa C. Michaels (Tor 0-812-54581-8, Jun ’89 [May ’89], $3.95, 248pp, pb) Sf novel about alien resistance to human colonial invasion.

The People in the Picture Haydn Middleton (Ballantine 0-345-36178-4, May ’89 [Jun ’89], $3.95, 247pp, pb) [People in the Picture] Reprint (Bantam UK 1987) literary thriller with fantasy elements.

Son of Two Worlds Haydn Middleton (Ballantine Available Press 0-345-36217-9, Jul ’89 [Jun ’89], $5.95, 169pp, tp) Celtic fantasy, a retelling of the story of Pryderi. First American edition (Century Hutchinson 1987).

Shaman Sandra Miesel (Baen 0-671-69844-3, Oct ’89 [Sep ’89], $3.50, 306pp, pb) Alternate-history fantasy novel, a rewritten and expanded version of Dreamrider (Ace 1982).

Runespear Victor Milan & Melinda M. Snodgrass (NEL 0-450-49734-8, Jun ’89 [May ’89], £2.99, 278pp, pb) Reprint (Questar 1987) fantasy novel. [First U.K. edition]

The Singer Trilogy Calvin Miller (Minstrel 1-85424-034-X, Aug ’89, £3.99, 490pp, pb) [Dr. Singer] Fantasy omnibus.

Thought Probes: Philosophy Through Science Fiction Literature, Second Edition ed. Fred D. Miller, Jr. & Nicholas D. Smith (Prentice-Hall 0-13-920059-2, Dec ’88 [Jan ’89], no price listed, 334pp, hc) Anthology of eight stories plus analysis, commentary, and academic verbiage. Although this is a “second edition” of a 1981 book, it seems to be updated and at least some of the stories are different.

Stone Shadow Rex Miller (NAL Onyx 0-451-40164-6, Nov ’89 [Oct ’89], $3.95, 282pp, pb) [Jack Eichord] Horror novel of a serial killer in Dallas, featuring the detective from Slob.

Squed Richard Miller (Bloomsbury Books 0-7475-0455-5, Dec ’89, £7.99, 211pp, tp) [Squed] Literary fantasy novel.

Agent of Change Steve Miller & Sharon Lee (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34828-1, Oct ’89 [Sep ’89], $3.95, 247pp, pb) [Liaden] Reissue (Del Rey 1988) sf adventure novel; third printing.

Carpe Diem Steve Miller & Sharon Lee (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-36310-8, Oct ’89 [Sep ’89], $3.95, 292pp, pb) [Liaden] Sf adventure novel about a rogue interstellar agent hunted by assassins, sequel to Agent of Change.

Bad Company: The Krool Heart Pete Milligan, Brett Ewins & Jim McCarthy (Titan 1-85286-105-3, Dec ’88 [Mar ’89], £4.50, 64pp, tp, cover by Brett Ewins) Fourth (and last) in the series of comic strips from 2000 A.D. Distributed in the US at $11.95 and in Canada at $17.25.

The A.B.C. Warriors: Book Four Pat Mills, Simon Bisley & S.M.S. (Titan 1-85286-086-3, Nov ’88 [Mar ’89], £4.50, 64pp, tp, cover by Simon Bisley) Volume of comic strips from 2000 A.D. with some amazing artwork by Simon Bisley. Distributed in the US at $11.95 and in Canada at $17.25. Recommended. (PSP)

Prayers of Steel Misha (Wordcraft, 1988 [Mar ’89], $5.00, 43pp, ph) Chapbook of twelve fantasy prose poems, with illustrations by Ferret.

The Bodyguard Adrian Mitchell (Allison & Busby 0-85031-822-X, Jan ’89 [Nov ’89], £3.99, 154pp, tp, cover by Mick Keates) Reprint (Cape 1970) thriller set in a near-future police state.

Cry Republic Kirk Mitchell (Ace 0-441-12389-9, Aug ’89 [Jul ’89], $3.95, 267pp, pb) [Procurator] Alternate history sf novel. Political intrigue in a 20th-century Roman empire. Third in a series.

The Ecolitan Operation L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor 0-812-54582-6, Jun ’89 [May ’89], $3.95, 345pp, pb) [Ecolitan] Sf novel about political intrigue in a galactic empire, set in the same universe as The Ecologic Envoy.

Crescent in the Sky Donald Moffitt (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34477-4, Jan ’90 [Dec ’89], $3.95, 280pp, pb, cover by Don Dixon) [Mechanical Sky] Sf novel of an Islamic universe, first book of “The Mechanical Sky”.

Children’s Fantasy Francis J. Molson (Starmont House 1-55742-014-9, 1989 [Jun ’89], $9.95, 97pp, tp) Non-fiction; criticism. A reader’s guide to children’s fantasy with a brief bibliography. Also announced in hardcover (-015-7, $19.95).

Satan’s Serenade Brent Monahan (Pocket 0-671-67628-8, Sep ’89, $3.95, 208pp, pb) Horror novel about a male singer being possessed by the spirit of a dead diva.

Fantasma Thomas F. Monteleone (Tor 0-812-52220-6, Jun ’89 [May ’89], $3.95, 277pp, pb) Horror novel about a Mafia feud that employs demonic hit men.

An Alien Heat Michael Moorcock (Grafton 0-586-20812-7, Jul ’89, £2.99, 158pp, pb, cover by Paul Damon) [Dancers at the End of Time] Reissue (MacGibbon & Kee 1972) sf novel. Volume 1 in the “Dancers at the End of Time” series.

The Bull and the Spear Michael Moorcock (Grafton 0-586-20717-1, Mar ’89, £2.99, 158pp, pb, cover by Paul Damon) [Corum] Reissue (Allison & Busby 1973) fantasy novel. Volume 4 in the “Corum” series.

Casablanca Michael Moorcock (Gollancz 0-575-04528-0, Dec ’89, £13.95, 267pp, hc, cover by Michael O’Shaughnessy) Collection of six short stories (one original), eighteen short pieces of non-fiction (two original) and a specially revised version of The Great Rock’n’Roll Swindle.

The City in the Autumn Stars Michael Moorcock (Ace 0-441-10630-7, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $4.50, 357pp, pb) [Von Bek] Reprint (Grafton 1986) fantasy novel, sequel to The War Hound and the World’s Pain.

Elric of Melniboné Michael Moorcock (Grafton 0-586-20326-5, Mar ’89, £2.99, 191pp, pb, cover by Michael Whelan) [Elric] Reprint (Hutchinson 1972) fantasy novel. Volume 1 in the “Elric” series.

The Fortress of the Pearl Michael Moorcock (Gollancz 0-575-04515-9, Jun ’89 [May ’89], £11.95, 248pp, hc, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Elric] Fantasy novel. Volume 8 in the “Elric” series. A pleasant surprise after The Dragon in the Sword, this volume recreates the style and verve of the original Elric books. Recommended. (PSP)

The Fortress of the Pearl Michael Moorcock (Ace 0-441-19123-1, Oct ’89 [Sep ’89], $16.95, 231pp, hc) [Elric] Fantasy novel; sword and sorcery in the “Elric” series. This can be read as a political allegory of Thatcher’s Britain (FCM). First American edition (Gollancz 1989).

The Golden Barge Michael Moorcock (NEL 0-450-05721-6, May ’89, £2.99, 189pp, tp) Reissue (Savoy 1979) fantasy novel.

The King of the Swords Michael Moorcock (Grafton 0-586-20716-3, Mar ’89, £2.99, 142pp, pb, cover by Paul Damon) [Corum] Reissue (Berkley 1971) fantasy novel. Volume 3 in the “Corum” series.

The Knight of the Swords Michael Moorcock (Grafton 0-586-20714-7, Feb ’89, £2.99, 193pp, pb, cover by Paul Damon) [Corum] Reissue (Mayflower 1971) fantasy novel. Volume One in the “Corum” series.

Mother London Michael Moorcock (Crown/Harmony 0-517-57183-8, Feb ’89 [Jan ’89], $19.95, 496pp, hc) [Dennis Dover; Rosie Beck] Mainstream novel about London over the last four decades, with some fantasy elements. Recommended. (FCM) First American edition (Secker & Warburg 1988).

Mother London Michael Moorcock (Penguin 0-14-011299-5, Jun ’89, £4.99, 496pp, tp, cover by Liz Pyle) [Dennis Dover; Rosie Beck] Reprint (Secker & Warburg 1988) episodic novel tracing the development and decline of London over the last 45 years. Recommended. (PSP)

Mother London Michael Moorcock (QPBC, Sep ’89, $10.95, 496pp, tp) [Dennis Dover; Rosie Beck] Reprint (Secker & Warburg 1988) mainstream novel with fantasy elements. This edition is the same as the Random House hardcover except there is no ISBN and the jacket is printed as the paper cover.

Mother London Michael Moorcock (Harper & Row Perennial Library 0-06-097309-9, Jan ’90 [Dec ’89], $8.95, 496pp, tp, cover by Greg Ragland) [Dennis Dover; Rosie Beck] Reprint (Secker & Warburg 1988) mainstream novel with fantasy elements.

The Oak and the Ram Michael Moorcock (Grafton 0-586-20719-8, Apr ’89 [Oct ’89], £2.99, 157pp, pb, cover by Paul Damon) [Corum] Reissue (Allison & Busby 1973) fantasy novel. Volume Five in the “Corum” series.

The Queen of the Swords Michael Moorcock (Grafton 0-586-20715-5, Feb ’89, £2.99, 156pp, pb, cover by Paul Damon) [Corum] Reissue (Berkley 1971) fantasy novel. Volume Two in the “Corum” series.

The Sword and the Stallion Michael Moorcock (Grafton 0-586-20720-1, Apr ’89 [May ’89], £2.99, 156pp, pb, cover by Paul Damon) [Corum] Reissue (Berkley 1974) fantasy novel. Volume Six in the “Corum” series.

Tales from the End of Time Michael Moorcock (SFBC #15128, Aug ’89 [Oct ’89], $6.98, 311pp, hc) [Dancers at the End of Time] Omnibus of Legends from the End of Time (Harper & Row 1976) and A Messiah at the End of Time (W.H. Allen 1977 as The Transformation of Miss Mavis Ming).

The War Hound and the World’s Pain Michael Moorcock (NEL 0-450-05603-1, May ’89, £2.99, 198pp, tp, cover by Chris Achilleos) [Von Bek] Reissue (Timescape 1981) fantasy novel.

The War Lord of the Air Michael Moorcock (Grafton 0-586-20888-7, Oct ’89, £2.99, 156pp, pb, cover by Paul Damon) [Oswald Bastable] Reissue (NEL 1971) sf novel. Volume one in the “Oswald Bastable” trilogy.

Warrior of Mars Michael Moorcock (NEL 0-450-05895-6, May ’89, £3.95, 384pp, tp, cover by Peter Elson) [Michael Kane] Reissue (NEL 1981) sf adventure omnibus of the “Mars” series.

The Distant Suns Michael Moorcock & Philip James (NEL 0-450-50104-3, Aug ’89, £2.99, 171pp, tp) Reprint (Unicorn 1975) sf novel, with a new introduction by Moorcock. Philip James is a pseudonym for James Cawthorn.

Skizz Alan Moore & Jim Baikie (Titan 1-85286-135-5, Mar ’89, £6.95, 96pp, tp, cover by Jim Baikie) Sf graphic novel about a friendly alien stranded on Earth, written by the inimitable Alan Moore and originally published in 2000 A.D. in 1983. Recommended. (PSP) Distributed in the US at $14.95 and in Canada at $19.95.

The Long Run Daniel Keys Moran (Bantam Spectra 0-553-28144-5, Sep ’89 [Aug ’89], $3.95, 372pp, pb) [Tales of the Continuing Time] Sf adventure novel about renegade genetic-engineered telepaths, part of “The Tales of the Continuing Time”.

Dallas Down Richard Moran (Fontana 0-00-617644-5, Jan ’89, £2.95, 289pp, pb) Reprint (Morrow 1988) near-future thriller.

Dark Fantasies ed. Chris Morgan (Legend 0-7126-3446-0, Aug ’89 [Jul ’89], £5.95, 319pp, tp, cover by Caspar David Friedrich) Original anthology of psychological and supernatural horror stories. The stories are of a consistently high quality, and include a couple of gems. Recommended. (PSP) Also available in hardcover (-2413-9, £11.95).

Literary Outlaw: The Life and Times of William S. Burroughs Ted Morgan (Henry Holt 0-8050-0901-9, Oct ’88 [Mar ’89], $27.50, 659pp, hc) Non-fiction biography of William Burroughs by a friend of his. [William S. Burroughs]

Vampire Nights Timothy Moriarty (Pinnacle 1-55817-180-0, Mar ’89 [Feb ’89], $3.95, 348pp, pb) Vampire horror novel.

Raven Adam R. Morley (The Book Guild 0-86332-364-2, Aug ’89, £10.50, 206pp, hc, cover by J. C. Schofield) Sf novel. [Not seen]

Kedrigern and the Charming Couple John Morressy (Ace 0-441-43265-4, Jan ’90 [Dec ’89], $3.50, 215pp, pb, cover by Dean Morrissey) [Kedrigern] Humorous fantasy novel, fourth book of the “Kedrigern” series.

Last Letters from Hav Jan Morris (Random House Vintage 0-394-75564-2, Feb ’89, $6.95, 203pp, tp) Reprint (Random House 1985) collection of letters from an imaginary city.

Explorers in Hell Janet Morris & David Drake (Baen 0-671-69813-3, Jul ’89 [Jun ’89], $3.95, 312pp, pb) [Heroes in Hell] Shared-world fantasy novel in the “Heroes in Hell” series.

Target Janet Morris & David Drake (Ace 0-441-79955-8, Jul ’89 [Jun ’89], $3.95, 312pp, pb) Sf novel set in a lunar colony that has given political asylum to an alien fleeing vicious alien hunters.

Tempus Unbound Janet & Chris Morris (Baen 0-671-69852-4, Dec ’89 [Nov ’89], $3.50, 277pp, pb, cover by Gary Ruddell) [Thieves’ World] Novelization based on the “Thieves’ World” series, third book in the “Tempus” series.

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