The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Death Bringer Patrick Tilley (Sphere 0-7474-0001-6, Nov ’89 [Oct ’89], £3.99, 373pp, pb) [Amtrak Wars] Sf novel. Volume 5 in the “Amtrak Wars” series.

First Family Patrick Tilley (Sphere 0-7221-8517-0, Dec ’89, £3.50, 344pp, pb, cover by Mark Harrison) [Amtrak Wars] Reissue (Sphere 1985) sf novel. Volume 2 in the “Amtrak Wars” series.

Iron Master Patrick Tilley (Sphere 0-7221-8518-9, Dec ’89, £3.99, 405pp, pb, cover by Tony Roberts) [Amtrak Wars] Reissue (Sphere 1987) sf novel. Volume 3 in the “Amtrak Wars” series.

A Far Magic Shore Keith Timson (Orbit 0-7088-4206-2, Feb ’89, £4.99, 299pp, tp, cover by Mick Posen) [Fall of the Disenchanted] Fantasy novel. Volume One in the “Fall of the Disenchanted” series.

The Starry Rift James Tiptree, Jr. (Tor 0-812-55627-5, Mar ’89 [Feb ’89], $3.95, 250pp, pb) [Rift] Reprint (Tor 1986) collection of three novellas.

The Color of Neanderthal Eyes/And Strange at Ecbatan the Trees ed. Anon. (Tor 0-812-55964-9, Jan ’90 [Dec ’89], $3.50, 76/133pp, pb, cover by Dave Archer & Brian Waugh) Anthology of a novella and a short novel.

Houston, Houston, Do You Read?/Souls ed. Anon. (Tor 0-812-55962-2, Aug ’89 [Jul ’89], $3.50, 92/84pp, pb) Anthology of two Hugo Award-winning novellas. The Tiptree also won the Nebula Award. These are wonderful, perceptive stories of conflict between disparate cultures, perfect companion pieces. Highly recommended (SW).

The Annotated Hobbit J. R. R. Tolkien (Unwin Hyman 0-04-440337-2, Mar ’89, £14.95, 336pp, hc, cover by J. R. R. Tolkien) [Middle-Earth] Reprint (Houghton Mifflin 1988) marvellous illustrated version of the classic fantasy novel with extensive annotations by Douglas A. Anderson. Recommended. (PSP) [First U.K. edition]

The Annotated Hobbit J. R. R. Tolkien (SFBC #14652, Oct ’89, $14.98, hc) [Middle-Earth] Reprint (Houghton Mifflin 1988) annotated edition of the classic fantasy, with an introduction and notes by Douglas A. Anderson.

The Hobbit J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin 0-395-52021-5, Oct ’89 [Sep ’89], $12.95, 290pp, tp) [Middle-Earth] Reprint (Allen & Unwin 1937) classic children’s fantasy, with the Michael Hague illustrations from the 1984 Houghton Mifflin edition. Third printing.

The Lost Road J. R. R. Tolkien (Unwin 0-04-440398-4, Sep ’89, £4.99, 455pp, tp, cover by Roger Garland) [Middle-Earth] Reprint (Unwin Hyman 1987) collection of notes on, and fragmentary texts for, assorted items by Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien. Volume 5 in “The History of Middle-Earth”.

The Treason of Isengard J. R. R. Tolkien (Unwin Hyman 0-04-440396-8, Sep ’89 [Aug ’89], £17.95, 504pp, hc) [Middle-Earth] Collection of notes on, and variant texts for, the second part of The Lord of the Rings, edited by Christopher Tolkien. Only material published previously has been indexed. Volume 7 in “The History of Middle-Earth”. Volume 2 in “The History of The Lord of the Rings”.

The Treason of Isengard J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin 0-395-51562-9, Nov ’89, $19.95, 504pp, hc, cover by Alan Lee) [Middle-Earth] Critical comparison of variant texts of The Lord of the Rings, edited by Christopher Tolkien. Seventh book in the “History of Middle-earth” series, second book of the “History of the Lord of the Rings” series. First American edition (Unwin Hyman 1989).

Tree and Leaf J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin 0-395-50232-2, Jul ’89 [Jun ’89], $12.95, 101pp, hc) Reprint (Allen & Unwin 1964) collection of material on writing fantasy. This new edition includes Tolkien’s poem “Mythopoeia” and a new introduction by Christopher Tolkien.

The Coming of the King Nikolai Tolstoy (Corgi 0-552-13221-7, Mar ’89, £4.99, 848pp, pb, cover by Kevin Tweddell) [Prophecy of Prydein] Reprint (Bantam UK 1988) fantasy novel. Volume 1 in the “Prophecy of Prydein” trilogy.

The Coming of the King Nikolai Tolstoy (Bantam Spectra 0-553-05269-1, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $18.95, 630pp, hc) [Prophecy of Prydein] Celtic fantasy, a bizarre, sometimes fascinating retelling of the story of Merlin (FCM). A first novel by an Arthurian scholar. First American edition (Bantam UK 1988)

The Coming of the King Nikolai Tolstoy (QPBC, Sep ’89, $10.95, 630pp, tp) [Prophecy of Prydein] Reprint (Bantam UK 1988) literary Arthurian fantasy novel. This edition is the same as the Bantam hardcover except there is no ISBN and the jacket is printed as the paper cover.

The Fortunate Isles John Rowe Townsend (Harper & Row/Lippincott 0-397-32365-4, Oct ’89 [Sep ’89], $13.95, 248pp, hc) Young-adult historical/mythical quest fantasy of three teenagers seeking to save their islands from destruction.

Ravenmoon Peter Tremayne (Mandarin 0-7493-0037-X, Aug ’89 [Jul ’89], £3.50, 256pp, pb) Reprint (Methuen 1988) Celtic fantasy novel.

Swamp Peter Tremayne (St. Martin’s 0-312-91460-1, Mar ’89 [Feb ’89], $3.50, 215pp, pb) Horror novel. Monstrous man-eating creature loose in the Everglades. First American edition (Sphere 1985 as Swamp!).

The Sibling Elleston Trevor (Jove 0-515-09827-2, Mar ’89 [Feb ’89], $3.95, 301pp, pb) Reprint (Playboy Press 1979 as by “Adam Hall”) horror novel.

Symbol of Terra and The Temple of Truth E. C. Tubb (Legend 0-09-963100-8, Mar ’89, £3.50, 460pp, pb) [Dumarest] Sf omnibus. Volumes 30 & 31 in the “Dumarest” series.

Black Body H. C. Turk (Villard 0-394-57713-2, Aug ’89 [Jul ’89], $19.95, 517pp, hc) Fantasy novel, the story of a young female witch in 18th-century England.

The Sea and Summer George Turner (Grafton 0-586-20358-3, Feb ’89 [Jan ’89], £3.99, 427pp, pb, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Beloved Son] Reprint (Faber 1987) sf novel.

A Different Flesh Harry Turtledove (Worldwide Library 0-373-30309-2, May ’89 [Apr ’89], $3.95, 260pp, pb) [Sims] Reprint (Congdon & Weed 1988) episodic alternate-history sf novel.

Familiar Spirit Lisa Tuttle (Tor 0-812-52644-9, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $3.95, 279pp, pb) Reprint (Berkley 1983) horror novel. A woman sells her soul to get her husband back.

Crystal Witness Kathy Tyers (Bantam Spectra 0-553-27984-X, Jun ’89 [May ’89], $3.95, 276pp, pb) Sf novel about a female criminal exiled to an alien world.

Bare Bones: Conversations with Stephen King ed. Tim Underwood & Chuck Miller (QPBC, Feb ’89 [Jan ’89], $8.95, 211pp, tp) Reprint (Underwood-Miller 1988) non-fiction, collection of interviews. This is the same as the McGraw Hill hardcover edition except it has no ISBN and has the dust jacket printed as the cover. [Stephen King]

Bare Bones: Conversations with Stephen King ed. Tim Underwood & Chuck Miller (NEL 0-450-49992-8, Mar ’89, £10.95, 217pp, hc) Reprint (Underwood-Miller 1988) fascinating collection of interviews with Stephen King. Many of them have been revised for this volume. (PSP) [First U.K. edition]

Bare Bones: Conversations with Stephen King ed. Tim Underwood & Chuck Miller (Warner 0-446-39057-7, Jul ’89, $8.95, 211pp, tp) Reprint (Underwood-Miller 1988) non-fiction collection of interviews with Stephen King conducted between 1979 and 1987.

Feast of Fear: Conversations with Stephen King ed. Tim Underwood & Chuck Miller (Underwood-Miller 0-88733-061-4, Sep ’89, $75.00, 282pp, hc) Anthology of interviews with Stephen King. This is a slipcased, deluxe limited edition of 600 copies.

Plague 99 Jean Ure (Methuen Children’s Books 0-416-10452-5, Oct ’89, £7.95, 150pp, hc, cover by Daniel Faoro) [Plague 99] Young-adult sf novel about the aftermath of a plague that decimates England.

Boris Vallejo Fantasy Art Techniques Boris Vallejo (Prentice-Hall 0-668-06234-7, 1989 [Jun ’89], $21.95, 127pp, hc) Reissue (Arco/Simon & Schuster 1985) art book on Vallejo’s techniques; third printing of the 1987 Prentice Hall edition.

The Blind Knight Gail Van Asten (Fontana 0-00-617794-8, Nov ’89, £2.99, 218pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1988) post-Arthurian fantasy novel. [First U.K. edition]

Mermaid’s Song Alida Van Gores (NAL Signet 0-451-16113-0, Aug ’89, $4.50, 396pp, pb) Fantasy novel set in a merpeople culture; a first novel.

The Illustrated Guide to Clive Barker James Van Hise (Pioneer Books, 1989 [Dec ’89], $16.95, 110pp, tp) Non-fiction, reference. A guide to Barker’s work, as a writer and a director. [Clive Barker]

Featherstroke Sydney J. van Scyoc (Avon 0-380-75438-X, Mar ’89 [Feb ’89], $3.50, 264pp, pb) Fantasy novel.

Araminta Station Jack Vance (NEL 0-450-49733-X, Mar ’89, £3.50, 480pp, pb) [Gaean Reach: Cadwal] Reprint (Underwood-Miller 1987) sf novel. Volume 1 in the “Cadwal Chronicles” series.

Araminta Station Jack Vance (Tor 0-812-55709-3, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $4.95, 554pp, pb) [Gaean Reach: Cadwal] Reprint (Underwood-Miller 1987) sf novel, first book in the “Cadwal Chronicles”.

The Augmented Agent Jack Vance (NEL 0-450-50256-2, Sep ’89 [Aug ’89], £3.50, 295pp, pb) Reprint (Underwood-Miller 1986) sf collection. This edition omits the introduction by Steven Owen Godersky. [First U.K. edition]

Big Planet Jack Vance (Gollancz 0-575-04271-0, Jun ’89, £3.50, 218pp, pb, cover by Brian Waugh) Reprint (Underwood-Miller 1978) sf novel. First UK edition of the full text. Originally published in an abridged form by Avalon in 1957. [First U.K. edition]

Big Planet Jack Vance (Tor 0-812-55698-4, Jul ’89, $3.95, 210pp, pb) Reprint (Underwood-Miller 1978) sf novel. This edition contains the unabridged text, not the 1957 abridged text published by Avalon and reprinted by Ace.

The Dark Side of the Moon Jack Vance (NEL 0-450-50257-0, Sep ’89 [Aug ’89], £3.50, 365pp, pb) Reprint (Underwood-Miller 1986) sf collection. [First U.K. edition]

Durdane Jack Vance (Gollancz 0-575-04576-0, Jul ’89, £3.99, 613pp, pb, cover by Mark Salwowski) [Durdane] Sf omnibus of The Faceless Man (Dell 1973 as The Anome), The Brave Free Men (Dell 1973), and The Asutra (Dell 1974).

The Languages of Pao Jack Vance (Tor 0-812-55696-8, May ’89 [Apr ’89], $3.95, 249pp, pb) Reprint (Avalon 1958) sf novel about how language shapes civilization. Recommended (CNB).

The Languages of Pao Jack Vance (NEL 0-450-50258-9, Sep ’89 [Aug ’89], £1.99, 159pp, pb) Reprint (Avalon 1958) sf/fantasy novel.

Lyonesse: Madouc Jack Vance (Underwood-Miller 0-88733-070-3, Nov ’89 [Dec ’89], $75.00, 358pp, hc, cover by James Christensen) [Lyonesse] Fantasy novel, third book of the “Lyonesse” series. This is a signed, slipcased, numbered, limited edition of 600 copies.

Showboat World Jack Vance (Tor 0-812-50093-8, Sep ’89 [Aug ’89], $3.95, 217pp, pb) Reprint (Pyramid 1975) sf novel set on the same world as Big Planet, but not a sequel.

The Last Castle/Nightwings ed. Anon. (Tor 0-812-50194-2, Dec ’89 [Nov ’89], $3.50, 101/81pp, pb) Anthology of two novellas. The Vance won the Hugo and the Nebula Awards.

The Abyss Steve Vance (Leisure 0-8439-2767-4, Mar ’89 [Feb ’89], $3.95, 361pp, pb) Haunted house horror novel.

The Book of Frog Jeff VanderMeer (The Ministry of Whimsy Press, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $3.95, 45pp, ph) Extremely bizarre collection of eleven vignettes about frogs, most of them humorous and fantastic.

Parsifal Peter Vansittart (Dufour/Peter Owen 0-7206-0711-6, Apr ’89 [Jul ’89], $25.00, 256pp, hc) Literary Arthurian fantasy novel, actually derived from Wagner’s opera. This is the original 1988 British edition with a Dufour cancel sticker identifying Dufour as the American distributor. The British edition has not been previously listed.

Ancient Heavens Robert E. Vardeman (Avon 0-380-75439-8, Feb ’89 [Jan ’89], $3.50, 246pp, pb) Science fiction novel. A man terraforms a planet and then becomes its god.

Biowarriors: The Infinity Plague Robert E. Vardeman (Ace 0-441-06266-0, Aug ’89 [Jul ’89], $3.50, 202pp, pb) [Biowarriors] Sf alien invasion novel; first of a series.

Phantoms on the Wind Robert E. Vardeman (Tor 0-812-55716-6, Oct ’89 [Sep ’89], $3.50, 281pp, pb) [Demon Crown] Fantasy adventure novel, second book in the “Demon Crown” series.

Weapons of Chaos Robert E. Vardeman (NEL 0-450-42854-0, Mar ’89 [Jan ’89], £4.50, 596pp, tp, cover by Davies) [Weapons of Chaos] Sf omnibus of the “Weapons of Chaos” trilogy.

Millennium John Varley (Orbit 0-7221-8839-0, Oct ’89, £3.50, 216pp, pb) Reissue (Berkley 1983) sf novel. This is the film tie-in edition.

Millennium John Varley (Ace 0-441-53183-0, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $3.95, 247pp, pb) Reissue (Berkley 1983) sf novel. A Movie tie-in edition even though the movie hasn’t appeared yet. Sixth Ace/Berkley printing.

Mary Shelley & Frankenstein William Veeder (University of Chicago Press 0-226-85226-1, Jan ’89, $12.95, 277pp, tp) Non-fiction, critical study. This is evidently from the same pages as the 1986 hardcover but bound in paper instead of cloth. The back cover ISBN is new, but the inside one is not. [Mary W. Shelley]

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde After One Hundred Years ed. William Veeder & Gordon Hirsch (University of Chicago Press 0-226-85229-6, May ’88 [Sep ’89], $16.95, 312pp, tp) Non-fiction; criticism. An anthology of critical essays on Stevenson’s novella, including a bibliography. This has a 1988 copyright date but was not seen until now. Also announced in hardcover (-85228-8, $47.50) but not seen. [Robert Louis Stevenson]

The Floating Island Jules Verne (Kegan Paul 0-7103-0292-4, Jan ’89, £7.95, 280pp, tp) Reprint (Sampson, Low 1896) sf novel. [Not seen]

From the Earth to the Moon Jules Verne (Easton Press, Jun ’89, no price, 206pp, hc) Reprint (J. Hetzel 1865) classic sf novel. This is a reprint of the 1970 Heritage Press limited edition, with the 1970 introduction by Jean-Jules Verne and illustrations by Robert Shore. This special leatherbound gilt-edge limited edition is part of the “Masterpieces of Science Fiction” series and is available by subscription only.

Covenant with Death Cindy Victor (Charter 1-55773-180-2, May ’89 [Apr ’89], $3.95, 249pp, pb) Horror novel about a modern woman’s link to the witches of Salem.

Kalki Gore Vidal (Ballantine 0-345-27873-9, May ’89 [Apr ’89], $4.95, 278pp, pb) Reissue (Random House 1978) literary end-of-the-world fantasy; third printing.

Catspaw Joan D. Vinge (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20531-8, Aug ’89 [Jul ’89], $4.95, 454pp, pb) [Psion] Reprint (Warner 1988) sf novel, an adult sequel to Psion.

The Snow Queen Joan D. Vinge (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20529-6, Sep ’89 [Aug ’89], $4.95, 469pp, pb) [Snow Queen] Reprint (Dial 1980) Hugo-winning sf novel. This edition has been slightly revised, basically to correct it.

Moscow 2042 Vladimir Voinovich (Picador 0-330-30732-0, May ’89 [Apr ’89], £4.99, 424pp, tp, cover by Ralph Steadman) Reprint (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1987) literary sf novel.

The Rainbow Stories William T. Vollmann (Andre Deutsch 0-223-98351-1, Jul ’89, £12.95, 541pp, hc) Collection of 13 literary short stories with fantasy elements.

The Rainbow Stories William T. Vollmann (Macmillan Atheneum 0-689-11961-5, Jul ’89, $19.95, 541pp, hc) Very literary collection of 13 stories with some fantasy content. First American edition (Andre Deutsch 1989).

The Luck of Relian Kru Paula Volsky (Legend 0-09-962010-3, Sep ’89 [Aug ’89], £3.50, 294pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1987) humorous fantasy novel. [First U.K. edition]

The Sorcerer’s Curse Paula Volsky (Ace 0-441-44458-X, Jul ’89, $3.95, 299pp, pb) [Sorcerer’s Lady] Fantasy novel, third in the “Sorcerer’s Lady” series.

Micromegas (and Other Stories) Voltaire (Dedalus 0-946626-55-3, Nov ’89, £4.95, 171pp, tp, cover by Tim Gray) Collection of classic sf stories, translated by W. Fleming. This edition is available in the USA from Hippocrene Books.

Starspawn Kenneth Von Gunden (Ace 0-441-46992-2, Jan ’90 [Dec ’89], $3.95, 250pp, pb, cover by Mark Ferrari) Sf novel. An alien parasite (origin of the legends of dragons) must be hunted on medieval Earth. A first novel.

The Silent City Elisabeth Vonarburg (Porcépic Tesseract 0-88878-277-2, 1988 [Jan ’89], $9.95, 209pp, tp) [Silent City] Sf novel about life in the last bastion of science and knowledge on a war ravaged Earth. First English language edition (Editions Denoel 1981). Translated from the French by Jane Brierley.

The Sirens of Titan Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (Gollancz 0-575-04566-3, Dec ’89 [Nov ’89], £3.50, 224pp, pb, cover by Peter Elson) Reprint (Dell 1959) sf novel. Volume 1 in the “VGSF Classics” series.

Bluebeard Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (Paladin 0-586-08919-5, Mar ’89, £4.50, 256pp, tp, cover by Martin Sexton) Reprint (Delacorte 1987) associational novel.

Slapstick or Lonesome No More! Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (Paladin 0-586-08902-0, Mar ’89, £3.99, 188pp, tp, cover by Kathy Dickinson) Reissue (Cape 1976) literary sf novel.

Slaughterhouse 5 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (Paladin 0-586-08901-2, Mar ’89, £3.99, 160pp, tp, cover by Kathy Dickinson) Reissue (Delacorte 1960) sf novel.

Star Trek, the Next Generation: Masks John Vornholt (Pocket 0-671-67980-5, Jul ’89 [Jun ’89], $3.95, 277pp, pb) [Star Trek, the Next Generation] Sf novelization, seventh in the series.

Star Trek, the Next Generation: Masks John Vornholt (Titan 1-85286-149-5, Jul ’89, £2.95, 277pp, pb) [Star Trek, the Next Generation] Sf novelization. Simultaneous with the US (Pocket Books) edition.

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