The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Antibodies David J. Skal (Worldwide Library 0-373-30308-4, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $3.95, 220pp, pb) Reprint (Congdon & Weed 1988) sf/horror novel about cyborgs.

Gray Victory Bob Skimin (St. Martin’s 0-312-91375-3, Mar ’89, $4.95, 457pp, pb) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1988) alternate-history novel set in 1866, just after the South has won the Civil War.

Book of the Dead ed. John M. Skipp & Craig Spector (Bantam 0-553-27998-X, Jul ’89 [Jun ’89], $4.50, 390pp, pb) [Living Dead] Original anthology of 16 zombie stories set in the same universe as George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead.

Book of the Dead ed. John M. Skipp & Craig Spector (Mark V. Ziesing 0-929480-08-2, Jul ’89, $22.00, 334pp, hc) [Living Dead] Reprint (Bantam 1989) original anthology of 16 zombie stories set in the same universe as George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. First hardcover edition, illustrated by J.K.Potter. A signed limited edition (-09-0) was also announced.

Ghoul Michael Slade (NAL Signet 0-451-15959-4, May ’89 [Apr ’89], $4.50, 386pp, pb) Reprint (W.H. Allen 1987) gory horror/police procedural novel.

Bugs John Sladek (Macmillan 0-333-49060-6, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], £12.95, 213pp, hc) Delightfully insane novel about an English writer who gets involved with an American project to build the perfect robot. Recommended. (PSP)

Strange Attractors William Sleator (Dutton 0-525-44530-7, Jan ’90 [Dec ’89], $13.95, 169pp, hc, cover by Ondre Pettingill) Young-adult time-travel sf novel. A young man becomes involved with a scientist and his daughter, who turn out to have evil dopplegangers.

The Sea Child Carolyn Sloan (Piper 0-330-30594-8, Feb ’89, £1.99, 128pp, pb, cover by Jennifer Eachus) Reprint (The Bodley Head 1987) young-adult ghost novel.

The Wall Around Eden Joan Slonczewski (William Morrow 1-55710-030-6, Sep ’89 [Aug ’89], $18.95, 288pp, hc) Ecology-conscious post-holocaust sf novel.

Mindscapes: The Geographies of Imagined Worlds ed. George E. Slusser & Eric S. Rabkin (Southern Illinois University Press 0-8093-1454-1, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $29.95, 302pp, hc) Non-fiction, criticism. Eighteen essays plus a forum discussion from the 9th Annual J. Lloyd Eaton Conference, all exploring the concept of mindscape as “a paradigm of the imaginative geographies constructed in fantasy and science fiction”.

The Schemes of Dragons Dave Smeds (Ace 0-441-79559-5, Mar ’89 [Feb ’89], $3.50, 246pp, pb) [Sorcery Within] Fantasy novel, sequel to The Sorcery Within.

The Greenlanders Jane Smiley (Ballantine Ivy 0-345-35127-5, May ’89 [Apr ’89], $4.95, pb) Reprint (Knopf 1988) historical novel of a doomed Greenland settlement, with minor fantasy elements.

Strange Shadows: The Uncollected Fiction and Essays of Clark Ashton Smith Clark Ashton Smith (Greenwood 0-313-26611-5, May ’89, $39.95, 281pp, hc) Annotated collection of Smith’s previously unpublished work including short stories, prose-poems, plays, fragments and story synopses. Edited by Steve Behrends, Donald Sidney-Fryer, and Rah Hoffman, with an introduction by Robert Bloch.

The Instrumentality of Mankind Cordwainer Smith (Gollancz 0-575-04459-4, Mar ’89, £11.95, 238pp, hc, cover by John Avon) [Instrumentality of Mankind] Reprint (Del Rey 1979) sf collection.

Homecoming D. Alexander Smith (Ace 0-441-34259-0, Jan ’90 [Dec ’89], $3.95, 296pp, pb, cover by John Berkey) [Marathon] Space opera sf novel, third book of the “Marathon” trilogy.

The Fair Rules of Evil David C. Smith (Avon 0-380-75684-6, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $3.95, 180pp, pb) [Fair Rules of Evil] Horror novel. A young woman raises her parents from the dead.

Laying the Music to Rest Dean Wesley Smith (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20934-8, Nov ’89 [Oct ’89], $3.95, 194pp, pb) Time-travel sf novel. A man seeking to exorcise a ghost becomes trapped in a time warp that lands him on the decks of the Titanic, doomed to relive the ship’s last six hours over and over. A first novel. This is an fascinating time-travel novel, crisply plotted and entertaining. Recommended (SW).

The Cascade Empire Esther M. G. Smith (Ashley Books 0-87949-209-0, 1989 [Jun ’89], $12.95, 165pp, tp) Feminist post-catastrophe sf novel set in the Pacific Northwest.

The Camp Guy N. Smith (Sphere 0-7474-0058-X, Nov ’89 [Oct ’89], £3.50, 288pp, pb, cover by Les Edwards) Horror novel.

Crabs’ Moon Guy N. Smith (Grafton 0-586-20494-6, Jul ’89, £2.99, 285pp, pb, cover by Luis Rey) [Crabs] Reprint (NEL 1984) horror novel.

Crabs: The Human Sacrifice Guy N. Smith (Dell 0-440-20341-4, May ’89 [Apr ’89], $3.50, 184pp, pb) [Crabs] Horror novel in the “Killer Crabs” series. First American edition (NEL 1988).

The Festering Guy N. Smith (Arrow 0-09-961080-9, Dec ’89 [Nov ’89], £2.99, 191pp, pb) Horror novel.

Killer Crabs Guy N. Smith (Dell 0-440-20340-6, May ’89 [Apr ’89], $3.50, 184pp, pb) [Crabs] Reprint (NEL 1978) horror novel about mutant killer crabs, first in a series.

Mania Guy N. Smith (Sphere 0-7474-0057-1, Jan ’89, £2.99, 234pp, pb, cover by Les Edwards) Horror novel.

Night of the Crabs Guy N. Smith (Dell 0-440-20338-4, May ’89 [Apr ’89], $3.50, 170pp, pb) [Crabs] Horror novel in the “Killer Crabs” series. First American edition (NEL 1976).

Night of the Crabs Guy N. Smith (Grafton 0-586-20493-8, Jul ’89, £2.99, 192pp, pb, cover by Luis Rey) [Crabs] Reprint (NEL 1976) horror novel. This covers the same period as Crab’s Moon from a different angle.

Slime Beast Guy N. Smith (Grafton 0-586-20496-2, Nov ’89, £2.99, 144pp, pb, cover by Luis Rey) Reprint (NEL 1975) horror novel.

The Sucking Pit Guy N. Smith (Grafton 0-586-20495-4, Sep ’89, £2.99, 158pp, pb, cover by Luis Rey) Reprint (NEL 1975) horror novel.

Beastmaker James V. Smith, Jr. (Grafton 0-586-20441-5, Jun ’89, £3.50, 336pp, pb, cover by Bruno Elletori) [Beastmaker] Reprint (Dell 1988) horror novel. [First U.K. edition]

The Lurker James V. Smith, Jr. (Dell 0-440-20232-9, Mar ’89, $3.95, 299pp, pb) Horror novel about a “ghost” who kills.

Contact and Commune L. Neil Smith (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20710-8, Jan ’90 [Dec ’89], $3.95, 199pp, pb, cover by Wayne Barlowe) Sf novel of alien first contact and interspecies conflict.

The Crystal Empire L. Neil Smith (Tor 0-812-55425-6, Feb ’89 [Jan ’89], $4.50, 449pp, pb) Reprint (Tor 1986) sf alternate world novel.

Henry Martyn L. Neil Smith (Tor 0-312-93186-7, Sep ’89, $17.95, 437pp, hc) [Nathaniel Blackburn] Sf adventure novel of an interstellar pirate in the style of Captain Blood.

Tom’s Amazing Machine Gordon Snell (Beaver 0-09-960890-1, May ’89, £1.99, 157pp, pb) Reprint (Hutchinson 1988) young-adult sf novel.

Queen’s Gambit Declined Melinda M. Snodgrass (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20767-1, Sep ’89 [Aug ’89], $3.95, 244pp, pb) Historical fantasy novel set in the 17th century. William of Orange is the protagonist of this “antifantasy” that deals seriously with the conflict between magic and science. Recommended (SW).

There’s Something in the Back Yard Richard Snodgrass (Viking 0-670-82821-1, Oct ’89 [Dec ’89], $19.95, 322pp, hc, cover by Nan Parson) Literary fantasy novel of an English professor in Arizona who wakes up one morning to find his back yard occupied by a mysterious Hopi Indian spirit.

Who’s Who in Oz Jack Snow (Peter Bedrick 0-87226-188-3, Jan ’89, $15.95, 277pp, hc) [Oz] Reprint (??? 1954) non-fiction, reference book with material on the “Oz” characters as well as the various authors and illustrators of the series; illustrations by John R. Neill, Frank Kramer, and “Dirk.” A must for Oz fans. (CNB)

New Moon Midori Snyder (Ace 0-441-57179-4, Feb ’89 [Jan ’89], $3.50, 280pp, pb) [Queen’s Quarter] Fantasy novel, first in the “Queen’s Quarter” series. A well-above-average fantasy. Recommended. (TM)

New Moon Midori Snyder (Unwin 0-04-440503-0, Oct ’89, £3.50, 280pp, pb, cover by Mike Posen) [Queen’s Quarter] Reprint (Ace 1989) fantasy novel. Volume one in the “Queen’s Quarter” trilogy. [First U.K. edition]

Enchanted Drawings: The History of Animation Charles Solomon (Knopf 0-394-54684-9, Nov ’89, $75.00, 322pp, hc) Associational; non-fiction. A history of animation from the first experiments to the present.

The Vampire on the Farm Angela Sommer-Bodenburg (Dial 0-8037-0326-0, May ’89, $10.95, 136pp, hc) [Little Vampire] Young-adult fantasy about a boy whose best friend is a vampire. Fourth book of a series. Translated from the German by Sarah Gibson (Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag 1983 as Der Kleine Vampir Auf Dem Bauernhof). First American edition of this translation (Andersen Press 1985). Illustrated by Amelia Glienke.

Mary Shelley: A Biography Muriel Spark (NAL Meridian 0-452-00951-0, Oct ’88 [Mar ’89], $8.95, 248pp, tp) Reprint (Dutton 1987) of the second revised edition of a biography which first appeared as Child of Light: A Reassesment of Mary Shelley (Tower Bridge Ltd 1951). [Mary W. Shelley]

Little Heroes Norman Spinrad (Grafton 0-586-20362-1, Aug ’89, £6.99, 733pp, tp, cover by Alan Craddock) Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1987) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

The Men in the Jungle Norman Spinrad (Grafton 0-586-20420-2, Apr ’89, £3.50, 316pp, pb, cover by Luis Rey) Reprint (Doubleday 1967) sf novel.

Apocalypse Nancy Springer (Baen 0-671-69819-2, Aug ’89 [Jul ’89], $3.95, 341pp, pb) Fantasy novel about the four horsewomen of the apocalypse invading a Pennsylvania town.

Apocalypse Nancy Springer (Underwood-Miller 0-88733-081-0, Nov ’89 [Dec ’89], $25.00, 267pp, hc, cover by Ned Dameron) Reprint (Baen 1989) fantasy novel. There is no dustjacket—the cover art is printed on the cloth binding. This is a first hardcover edition of 1,000 copies.

The Hex Witch of Seldom Nancy Springer (Baen 0-671-69808-7, Mar ’89 [Feb ’89], $3.50, 276pp, pb) Reprint (Baen 1988) contemporary fantasy novel.

Mindbond Nancy Springer (Orbit 0-7088-8291-9, Apr ’89, £3.50, 243pp, pb) [Sea King] Reprint (Tor 1987) fantasy novel. Volume 2 in the “Sea King” trilogy. [First U.K. edition]

The Paradox Planet Steven Spruill (Bantam Spectra 0-553-27922-X, Feb ’89, $3.95, 229pp, pb) [Kane & Pendrake] Reprint (Doubleday Foundation 1988) sf novel. Third in the “Kane and Pendrake” series.

Miracle Man Alan Squirrel (The Book Guild 0-86332-409-6, Nov ’89 [Dec ’89], £10.50, 177pp, hc) Sf novel. [Not seen]

Bloodline David St. Clair (Corgi 0-552-13323-X, Dec ’89 [Nov ’89], £3.99, 352pp, pb) Horror novel.

The Godwins and the Shelleys William St. Clair (Norton 0-393-02783-X, Oct ’89 [Nov ’89], $32.50, 572pp, hc, cover by Dorothy Wachtenheim) Non-fiction; biography. A “family biography” of the two generations of free-thinkers including Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein. [Mary W. Shelley]

Journey to the Centre Brian M. Stableford (NEL 0-450-50612-6, Oct ’89, £2.99, 201pp, pb) [Asgard] Extensively revised version of an earlier sf novel (DAW 1982).

The Walking Shadow Brian M. Stableford (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-502-7, Jul ’89 [Jun ’89], $3.95, 224pp, pb) Sf novel about a pop star/messiah who leads a pilgrimage to the end of time. Listed in David Pringle’s 100 Best SF Novels. First American edition (Fontana 1979).

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