The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Chekhov’s Journey Ian Watson (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-523-X, Oct ’89 [Sep ’89], $16.95, 183pp, hc) Alternate-history sf novel revolving around Anton Chekhov’s travels in Siberia. First American edition (Gollancz 1983).

The Embedding Ian Watson (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-554-X, Jan ’90 [Dec ’89], $3.95, 217pp, pb) Reprint (Gollancz 1973) sf novel. Recommended (CNB).

Salvage Rites and Other Stories Ian Watson (Gollancz 0-575-04447-0, Feb ’89, £11.95, 223pp, hc) Excellent collection of 15 of Watson’s more recent short stories confirming his place as one of the leading craftsmen of the genre. Recommended. (PSP)

The Misenchanted Sword Lawrence Watt-Evans (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31822-6, Nov ’89 [Oct ’89], $3.95, 292pp, pb) [Ethshar] Reissue (Del Rey 1985) fantasy novel; ninth printing.

Nightside City Lawrence Watt-Evans (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-35944-5, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $3.95, 227pp, pb) Hardboiled PI sf novel (with a female detective) set in a doomed city on an alien world.

The Unwilling Warlord Lawrence Watt-Evans (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-35413-3, Nov ’89 [Oct ’89], $3.95, 309pp, pb) [Ethshar] Fantasy novel set in the same world as The Misenchanted Sword.

With a Single Spell Lawrence Watt-Evans (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32616-4, Nov ’89 [Oct ’89], $3.95, 263pp, pb) [Ethshar] Reissue (Del Rey 1987) fantasy novel; fourth printing.

Wolf-Dreams Michael D. Weaver (NEL 0-450-49477-2, Nov ’89, £5.99, 686pp, tp) [Bloodfang] Omnibus edition of the three books in the Bloodfang series, Wolf-Dreams (Avon 1987), Nightreaver (Avon 1988), and Bloodfang (Avon 1989).

Bloodfang Michael D. Weaver (Avon 0-380-75584-X, May ’89 [Apr ’89], $3.50, 215pp, pb) [Bloodfang] Viking fantasy novel; third book of the “Bloodfang” trilogy.

My Father Immortal Michael D. Weaver (St. Martin’s 0-312-02617-X, Feb ’89 [Jan ’89], $16.95, 228pp, hc) Complex sf novel set sometime after a worldwide holocaust.

The Halflife Sharon Webb (Tor 0-312-93190-5, Aug ’89, $17.95, 406pp, hc) Medical/spy thriller with horror and sf elements.

The Illumination of Alice J. Cunningham Lyn Webster (Dedalus 0-946626-39-1, Nov ’89, £5.95, 306pp, tp) [Alice] Reprint (Dedalus 1987) literary fantasy novel. Distributed in the USA by Hippocrene Books.

Star Trek, the Next Generation: Power Hungry Howard Weinstein (Pocket 0-671-67714-4, May ’89 [Apr ’89], $3.95, 276pp, pb) [Star Trek, the Next Generation] Novelization based on the tv series. Number 6 in the series.

Star Trek, the Next Generation: Power Hungry Howard Weinstein (Titan 1-85286-148-7, May ’89 [Jul ’89], £2.95, 273pp, pb) [Star Trek, the Next Generation] Sf novelization. Simultaneous with the US (Pocket Books) edition.

Star Trek: The Covenant of the Crown Howard Weinstein (Titan 1-85286-131-2, May ’89 [Apr ’89], £2.95, 191pp, pb) [Star Trek] Reprint (Timescape 1981) sf novelization. [First U.K. edition]

Darksword Adventures Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Bantam UK 0-553-17681-1, Oct ’89, £3.99, 437pp, pb, cover by Larry Elmore) [Darksword Trilogy] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1988 as The Darksword Trilogy: Darksword Adventures) non-fiction guide to the “Darksword” world. [First U.K. edition]

The Darksword Trilogy Volume II: Doom of the Darksword Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Bantam UK 0-553-17535-1, Mar ’89, £3.50, 383pp, pb, cover by Larry Elmore) [Darksword Trilogy] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1988) fantasy novel. [First U.K. edition]

DragonLance Chronicles Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Penguin 0-14-011540-4, Sep ’89, £9.99, 1032pp, tp) [DragonLance: Chronicles] Reissue (TSR 1988) fantasy omnibus of Dragons of Autumn Twilight (TSR 1984), Dragons of Winter Night (TSR 1985), and Dragons of Spring Dawning (TSR 1985).

DragonLance Legends Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Penguin 0-14-012698-8, Sep ’89, £9.99, 909pp, tp, cover by Larry Elmore) [DragonLance: Legends] Reprint (TSR 1988) fantasy omnibus of Time of the Twins (TSR 1986), War of the Twins (TSR 1986), and Test of the Twins (TSR 1986). [First U.K. edition]

Rose of the Prophet Volume 2: The Paladin of the Night Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Bantam Spectra 0-553-27902-5, May ’89, $4.50, 375pp, pb) [Rose of the Prophet] Fantasy novel, part of a series.

Rose of the Prophet Volume 3: The Prophet of Akhran Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Bantam Spectra 0-553-28143-7, Sep ’89 [Aug ’89], $4.50, 390pp, pb) [Rose of the Prophet] Fantasy novel, the final book in a trilogy.

Triumph of the Darksword Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Bantam UK 0-553-17536-X, Jul ’89 [Jun ’89], £3.50, 350pp, pb) [Darksword Trilogy] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1988) fantasy novel. Volume 3 in the “Darksword” trilogy. This volume also includes a 16-page preview for the “Rose of the Prophet” trilogy. [First U.K. edition]

The Cloning of Joanna May Fay Weldon (Collins 0-00-223349-5, May ’89, £12.95, 265pp, hc, cover by Bill Gregory) Literary sf novel.

Wolf: The Mechanical Dog Fay Weldon (Collins 0-00-184792-9, Dec ’88 [Jan ’89], £4.95, 48pp, hc) Children’s sf novelette, illustrated throughout by Pat Leyshun.

The Beyonders Manly Wade Wellman (Baen 0-671-69853-2, Dec ’89 [Nov ’89], $3.50, 213pp, pb, cover by Todd Hamilton) Reprint (Warner 1977) sf novel of an alien invasion in the Carolina mountains.

John the Balladeer Manly Wade Wellman (SFBC #14437, Jan ’89 [Jun ’89], $5.98, hc) [John] Reprint (Baen 1988) collection of all the “John” stories. First hardcover edition.

The Usurper Angus Wells (Sphere 0-7474-0262-0, Sep ’89, £3.99, 346pp, pb) [Kingdoms] Fantasy novel. Volume Two in the “Kingdoms” trilogy.

The Invisible Man H. G. Wells (Easton Press, Apr ’89, no price, 164pp, hc) Reprint (Pearson 1897) classic sf/horror novel with an introduction by Bernard Bergonzi and illustrations by Charles Mozley. This special leatherbound gilt-edge edition is part of the “Masterpieces of Science Fiction” series and is available by subscription only. The special contents of this edition have a 1967 copyright date and are identical inside to the 1967 Heritage Press edition.

Shadows in the Half-Light Leilah Wendell (Westgate Press 0-944087-02-7, Nov ’89, $10.95, 66pp, tp, cover by Leilah Wendell) Collection of macabre poetry and art.

Winter Wolves Earle Wescott (Bantam 0-553-27923-8, Mar ’89 [Feb ’89], $3.95, 261pp, pb) Reprint (Yankee Books 1988) horror novel. Ghost wolves come back to avenge their slaughter on the descendents of the butchers, 150 years later.

Winter Wolves Earle Wescott (NEL 0-450-50255-4, Sep ’89, £2.99, 261pp, pb) Reprint (Yankee Books 1988) horror novel. [First U.K. edition]

Antique Dust Robert Westall (Viking UK 0-670-81201-3, Apr ’89, £11.95, 213pp, hc, cover by Graham Miller) [Geoff Ashden] Ghost collection.

Antique Dust Robert Westall (Viking 0-670-81201-3, Sep ’89 [Dec ’89], $17.95, 213pp, hc, cover by Fiona Carpenter) [Geoff Ashden] Original collection of seven ghost stories set in the world of antiques and featuring dealer Geoff Ashden. This is Westall’s first adult work. These are wonderful stories, with echoes of both M.R. James and Charles Birkin. Highly recommended (SW). First American edition (Viking UK 1989).

The Cats of Seroster Robert Westall (Piper 0-330-29239-0, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], £2.25, 278pp, pb, cover by Julek Heller) Reissue (Macmillan 1984) young-adult fantasy novel.

Ghosts and Journeys Robert Westall (Piper 0-330-30904-8, Nov ’89, £2.50, 169pp, pb, cover by Julek Heller) Reprint (Macmillan 1988) young-adult fantasy/horror collection.

Old Man on a Horse Robert Westall (Hippo 0-590-76082-3, Apr ’89 [Feb ’89], £1.95, 83pp, pb) Entertaining time-slip novella alternating between the present and the English Civil War. Volume 8 in the “Hauntings” series. (PSP)

Old Man on a Horse Robert Westall (Blackie 0-216-92760-9, Apr ’89 [May ’89], £6.95, 112pp, hc) Young-adult sf novella. [Not seen]

Urn Burial Robert Westall (Puffin Plus 0-14-032266-3, Jan ’89, £1.99, 157pp, pb, cover by Alun Hood) Reprint (Viking Kestrel 1987) young-adult sf novel.

Eagleheart 1: Silver Wings and Leather Jackets C. T. Westcott (Dell 0-440-20239-6, Feb ’89 [Jan ’89], $3.50, 227pp, pb) [Eagleheart] Post-holocaust adventure novel.

Eagleheart 2: Broadsides and Brass C. T. Westcott (Dell 0-440-20240-X, Mar ’89 [Feb ’89], $3.50, 240pp, pb) [Eagleheart] Post-holocaust military adventure novel.

Eagleheart 3: Blood and Bones C. T. Westcott (Dell 0-440-20241-8, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $3.50, 249pp, pb) [Eagleheart] Post-holocaust adventure novel.

Tomorrow’s Crimes Donald E. Westlake (Mysterious Press 0-89296-299-2, Sep ’89, $18.95, 263pp, hc) Collection of nine early sf stories and one short novel by a well-known mystery writer.

The Utopian Michael Westlake (Carcanet 0-85635-798-7, Mar ’89 [Feb ’89], £12.95, 158pp, hc) Novel about a futuristic Britain under a Communist matriarchy.

The Secret of the Unicorn Queen Book 4: Into the Dream Suzanne Weyn (Beaver 0-09-965500-4, Sep ’89 [Oct ’89], £1.99, 123pp, pb, cover by Rowena Morrill) [Secret of the Unicorn Queen] Reprint (Fawcett Columbine 1989) young-adult fantasy novel. [First U.K. edition]

The Secret of the Unicorn Queen Book 4: Into the Dream Suzanne Weyn (Fawcett Columbine 0-449-90358-3, May ’89, $3.95, 123pp, pb) [Secret of the Unicorn Queen] Fourth in a teenage fantasy/romance series for girls written by different authors and packaged by Parachute Press.

No, But I Saw the Movie ed. David Wheeler (Penguin 0-14-011090-9, May ’89, $9.95, 411pp, tp) Anthology of 18 stories that well-known films were based on. Seven of the stories are fantasy or horror.

The Krone Experiment J. Craig Wheeler (Grafton 0-586-20446-6, Jun ’89, £3.99, 431pp, pb, cover by Tony Roberts) Reprint (Pressworks 1986) thriller/detective/sf novel.

Dream Sister Alexandra Whitaker (Dell Yearling 0-440-40156-9, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $2.95, 156pp, tp) Reprint (Houghton Mifflin 1986) children’s ghost story.

Binscombe Tales John Whitbourn (Haunted Library No ISBN, Sep ’89 [Nov ’89], £2.25, 44pp, ph) [Binscombe] Original collection of four linked supernatural tales. Available in the UK from Rosemary Pardoe, Flat One, 36 Hamilton Street, Hoole, Chester, CH2 3JQ, and in the US (for $4) from Richard Fawcett, 61 Teecomwas Drive, Uncasville, CT 06382.

Code Blue — Emergency James White (Orbit 0-7088-4364-6, Nov ’89, £3.50, 280pp, pb) [Sector General] Reprint (Del Rey 1987) sf novel, introducing a fascinating new protagonist into the Sector General series, in the form of the alien nurse Cha Thrat. Strongly recommended. Volume 7 in the series. [First U.K. edition]

The Sword Bearer John White (Monarch 1-85424-003-X, Mar ’89, £3.50, 294pp, pb, cover by Vic Mitchell) [Archives of Anthropos] Reprint (InterVarsity Press 1986) fantasy novel. Volume 3 in the “Archives of Anthropos” series. [First U.K. edition]

Tower of Geburah John White (Monarch 1-85424-012-9, Mar ’89, £3.99, 402pp, pb, cover by Vic Mitchell) [Archives of Anthropos] Reissue (InterVarsity Press 1978) fantasy novel. Volume 1 in the “Archives of Anthropos” series.

The Elephant and the Kangaroo T. H. White (NAL Signet 0-451-16015-0, Jun ’89 [May ’89], $3.95, 237pp, pb) Reprint (Putnam 1947) comic fantasy novel about an English writer trying to save the world from a second Flood.

Mistress Masham’s Repose T. H. White (Ace 0-441-53577-1, Oct ’89 [Sep ’89], $3.95, 231pp, pb) Reprint (Putnam 1946) juvenile fantasy novel, with the original illustrations by Fritz Eichenberg. This is the first Ace printing after a Berkley edition.

Chiaroscuro Tim White (Dragon’s World 1-85028-072-X, Jan ’89, £7.95, 144pp, tp) Marvellous collection of Tim White’s recent book covers, with an extended section about the creation of the cover for Weaveworld. Recommended. (PSP) Also announced in hardcover (-071-1, £14.95) but not seen.

Lake of the Sun Wynne Whiteford (Ace 0-441-46991-4, May ’89 [Apr ’89], $3.50, 249pp, pb) Alien-invasion sf novel with Martian heroes and human invaders.

Rainbow in the Mist Phyllis A. Whitney (Doubleday 0-385-24954-3, Mar ’89, $18.95, 310pp, hc) Romantic suspense novel with a psychic heroine.

Night Visions VII ed. Stanley J. Wiater (Dark Harvest 0-913165-50-6, Oct ’89 [Nov ’89], $19.95, 241pp, hc, cover by Charles Lang & Wendy Snow-Lang) Original anthology of eight stories, four by Richard Laymon, three by Chet Williamson, and one novella by Gary Brandner. There is an introduction by Wiater, mini-interviews with each author, and illustrations by Charles Lang and Wendy Snow-Lang.

John Dollar Marianne Wiggins (Harper & Row 0-06-016070-5, Feb ’89 [Mar ’89], $17.95, 214pp, hc) Associational; literary novel about eight young girls shipwrecked with a paralyzed sailor on the Island of Our Outlawed Dreams. Not quite fantasy, but enigmatic and touched with horror. Beautifully written. (FCM)

The Suiting Kelley Wilde (Tor 0-812-50253-1, Sep ’89 [Aug ’89], $3.95, 239pp, pb) Reprint (Tor 1988) horror novel, winner of the Stoker Award for best first novel.

Into the Dark Nicholas Wilde (Lions 0-00-673517-7, Aug ’89, £2.50, 172pp, pb) Reprint (Collins 1987) young-adult ghost novel.

One Way Weekend Edith B. Wile (Ashley Books 0-87949-196-5, 1989 [Jun ’89], $12.95, 294pp, tp) Sf novel about a geneticist confronted by an alien race that needs her help.

Children of the Wind: Five Novellas Kate Wilhelm (St. Martin’s 0-312-03303-6, Oct ’89 [Sep ’89], $16.95, 263pp, hc) Collection of five novellas, including the Nebula Award-winning “The Girl Who Fell into the Sky” and the original title story. A first-rate collection of short fiction by a fine writer at the top of her form. Recommended (SW).

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