The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Guardians: Trial by Fire Richard Austin (Pan 0-330-31254-5, Jun ’90, £3.50, 231pp, pb, cover by Gino D’Achille) [Guardians] Reprint (Berkley 1985) post-holocaust adventure novel.

The Guardians: War Zone Richard Austin (Pan 0-330-31663-X, Dec ’90, £3.50, 217pp, pb, cover by Gino D’Achille) [Guardians] Reprint (Jove 1986) post-holocaust adventure novel. Volume 6 in the series.

Something Upstairs Avi (Avon Flare 0-380-70853-1, Oct ’90, $2.95, 116pp, pb) Reprint (Orchard 1988) young-adult ghost novel.

Forgotten Realms: Waterdeep Richard Awlinson (Penguin 0-14-012630-9, Feb ’90, £3.99, 341pp, pb, cover by Clyde Caldwell) [Forgotten Realms: Avatar] Reprint (TSR 1989) fantasy novelization. Volume 3 in the “Avatar” trilogy. This is a pseudonym for Troy Denning.

Death Lands: Ice and Fire [by Laurence James] James Axler (Gold Eagle 0-373-62508-1, Feb ’90, £2.95, 349pp, pb, cover by Herring) [Deathlands] Reprint (Worldwide Library 1988) post-holocaust adventure novel. Volume 8 in the series.

Death Lands: Northstar Rising [by Laurence James] James Axler (Worldwide Library 0-373-62510-3, Dec ’89, $3.95, 346pp, pb) [Deathlands] Post-holocaust military sf novel, fifth book of the “Death Lands” series.

Death Lands: Red Equinox [by Laurence James] James Axler (Gold Eagle 0-373-62509-X, May ’90, £2.95, 299pp, pb) [Deathlands] Reprint (Worldwide 1989) post-holocaust thriller. Volume 9 in the series.

Death Lands: Time Nomads [by Laurence James] James Axler (Worldwide Library 0-373-62511-1, Jul ’90, $3.95, 348pp, pb) [Deathlands] Post-holocaust sf adventure novel.

New Destinies, Vol. IX/Fall 1990 ed. Jim Baen (Baen 0-671-2016-3, Sep ’90 [Aug ’90], $3.50, 286pp, pb, cover by David A. Hardy) Original anthology of eight stories plus six non-fiction pieces on space and technology.

Night Watch Robin Bailey (TSR 0-88038-914-1, Jun ’90 [May ’90], $3.95, 311pp, tp, cover by Fred Fields) Fantasy/mystery novel of murder and wizardry.

Smart Rats Thomas Baird (Harper & Row 0-06-020365-X, Oct ’90 [Sep ’90], $14.95, 199pp, hc, cover by Anton C. Kimball) Young-adult sf dystopian novel set in a time when Earth can no longer support its population, and a repressive power structure practices mass murder.

Hostage of the Sea Cherith Baldry (Kingsway 0-86065-730-2, Apr ’90 [1990], £2.50, 158pp, pb) [Stories of Six Worlds] Young-adult fantasy collection.

If Thoughts Could Kill G. F. Bale (Charter Diamond 1-55773-395-3, Oct ’90 [Sep ’90], $4.50, 291pp, pb) Thriller about a woman concealing her deadly psychic powers. Bale is a pen name for Gladys Bale Wellbrock and Patricia Bale Cox.

The Magefire Alexander Baliol (Headline 0-7472-7980-2, Sep ’90 [Aug ’90], £8.99, 436pp, tp) [Amulets of Darkness] Fantasy novel. The First Book of the “Amulets of Darkness” cycle. Also available in hardcover (-0241-9, £14.95).

The Shadow Gate Margaret Ball (Baen 0-671-72032-5, Jan ’91 [Dec ’90], $4.95, 346pp, pb, cover by Tom Kidd) Fantasy novel of elves in trouble who summon help from our world, specifically the New Age Psychic Research Center of Austin, Texas. Ball writes historical fiction as Catherine Lyndell.

The Atrocity Exhibition J. G. Ballard (Re/Search Publications 0-940642-18-2, Sep ’90, $14.99, 127pp, tp, cover by Phoebe Gloeckner) Revised classic avant-garde sf novel/collection. This edition contains four new chapters and annotations by Ballard, plus illustrations by Phoebe Gloeckner and photographs by Ana Barrado. The original version was published by Cape in 1970. A limited hardcover edition was announced but not seen.

Crash J. G. Ballard (Paladin 0-586-08989-6, Apr ’90, £4.50, 171pp, tp, cover by James Marsh) [Crash] Reissue (Jonathan Cape 1983) mainstream novel.

The Drought J. G. Ballard (Paladin 0-586-08996-9, Mar ’90, £3.99, 188pp, tp, cover by James Marsh) Reissue (Cape 1965) sf novel.

Hello America J. G. Ballard (Paladin 0-586-09022-3, Apr ’90, £4.50, 236pp, tp, cover by James Marsh) Reissue (Jonathan Cape 1981) sf novel.

The Unlimited Dream Company J. G. Ballard (Paladin 0-586-08995-0, Mar ’90, £3.99, 220pp, tp, cover by James Marsh) Reissue (Cape 1979) surrealistic fantasy novel.

War Fever J. G. Ballard (Collins 0-00-223770-9, Nov ’90 [Oct ’90], £12.95, 176pp, hc, cover by Peter Maynard) Collection of 14 sf stories from obscure sources, most previously uncollected.

The Quest of the Absolute Honoré de Balzac (Dedalus 0-946626-54-5, Mar ’90, £4.95, 226pp, tp, cover by Tim Gray) Reprint (J. Winchester 1844 as The Philosopher’s Stone) literary fantasy novel about a family ruined by the father’s obsession with alchemy. This edition is translated by Ellen Marriage and has an introduction and chronology by Christopher Smith.

Séraphita Honoré de Balzac (Dedalus 0-946626-53-7, Mar ’90, £4.95, 316pp, tp) Reprint (??? 1834) literary fantasy collection. This edition is translated by Clara Bell, has an introduction by David Blow, and is available in the US from Hippocrene Books.

Doctor Who: Cybermen David Banks (Virgin 0-352-32738-3, Sep ’90, £8.99, 144pp, tp) [Doctor Who] Non-fiction book about the Cybermen - one of Doctor Who’s more persistent foes; with a preface by Andrew Skilleter and an introduction by Gerry Davis.

The Bridge Iain M. Banks (Harper Paperbacks 0-06-100108-2, Dec ’90 [Nov ’90], $4.50, 441pp, pb, cover by Peter Gudynas) Reprint (Macmillan UK 1986) literary novel about a car-crash victim’s science fictional trauma-induced hallucinations.

The Bridge Iain M. Banks (Abacus 0-349-10215-5, Dec ’90 [Nov ’90], £4.99, 288pp, tp, cover by Peter Brown) Reprint (Macmillan UK 1986) literary novel with sf touches.

Canal Dreams Iain M. Banks (Abacus 0-349-10171-X, Jul ’90, £4.50, 198pp, tp, cover by Leslie Howell) Reprint (Macmillan 1989) mainstream novel of associational interest.

The Player of Games Iain M. Banks (Harper Paperbacks 0-06-100098-1, Nov ’90 [Oct ’90], $4.50, 399pp, pb, cover by Peter Gudynas) [Culture] Reprint (Macmillan UK 1988) sf novel set in the “Culture” universe, a sequel to Consider Phlebas.

Use of Weapons Iain M. Banks (Orbit 0-356-19160-5, Sep ’90 [Jul ’90], £12.95, 379pp, hc) [Culture] Sf novel revisiting the universe of The Culture, this time from the viewpoint of one of the mercenaries who does their dirty work for them. Recommended. (PSP)

Walking on Glass Iain M. Banks (Abacus 0-349-10178-7, Jul ’90, £4.50, 239pp, tp) Reissue (Macmillan 1985) literary sf/horror novel.

The Wasp Factory Iain M. Banks (Abacus 0-349-10177-9, Jul ’90, £4.50, 184pp, tp) Reissue (Macmillan 1984) literary horror novel.

The Secret of the Indian Lynne Reid Banks (Avon Camelot 0-380-71040-4, Nov ’90 [Oct ’90], $3.50, 147pp, tp, cover by Tom Newsom) [Indian in the Cupboard] Reprint (Doubleday 1989) young-adult fantasy novel, third book in the “Indian” series.

Cabal Clive Barker (Pocket 0-671-68514-7, Mar ’90, $4.50, 406pp, pb) Reissue (Poseidon 1988) collection containing a short horror novel plus four stories; third printing. Movie tie-in edition for Nightbreed.

Cabal: The Nightbreed Clive Barker (Fontana 0-00-617666-6, Feb ’90, £2.99, 268pp, pb) Reissue (Poseidon 1988 as Cabal) horror novel. This is the film tie-in version.

Clive Barker’s Nightbreed: The Making of the Film Clive Barker (Fontana 0-00-638136-7, Aug ’90 [Jun ’90], £9.99, 239pp, tp) Book about the filming of Nightbreed, including a foreword by Clive Barker, a 30 page article, “A Hymn to the Monstrous: The Making of Nightbreed”, by Mark Salisbury and John Gilbert, and the screenplay by Clive Barker, all illustrated by hundreds of black and white photos and sketches from the film.

The Great and Secret Show Clive Barker (Fontana 0-00-617695-X, May ’90 [Apr ’90], £7.99, 698pp, tp, cover by Sanjulian) [The Art] Reprint (Collins 1989) fantasy/horror novel. The first book of “The Art”

The Great and Secret Show Clive Barker (BOMC #10-1939, Jul ’90 [May ’90], $17.95, hc) [The Art] Reprint (Collins 1989) horror novel, first book of “The Art”.

The Great and Secret Show Clive Barker (BOMC/QPBC, Sep ’90, $9.95, 560pp, tp, cover by Kirk Reinert) [The Art] Reprint (Collins 1989) horror novel, first book of “The Art”.

The Great and Secret Show Clive Barker (Fontana 0-00-617908-8, Oct ’90, £4.99, 698pp, pb) [The Art] Reprint (Collins 1989) fantasy/horror novel. The first book of “The Art”.

The Great and Secret Show Clive Barker (Harper Paperbacks 0-06-109901-5, Nov ’90 [Oct ’90], $5.95, 688pp, pb, cover by Kirk Reinert) [The Art] Reprint (Collins 1989) epic horror/fantasy novel, first book of “The Art”.

The Nightbreed Chronicles Clive Barker (Titan 1-85286-260-2, Feb ’90, £5.95, 80pp, tp) Collection of full-page photos, by Murray Close, of the creatures from “Nightbreed”, with new descriptive text by Clive Barker and an afterword on the film by Stephen Jones. A very attractive package and strongly recommended. (PSP) This edition is also available in the US.

Embryo Keith Barnard (Souvenir Press 0-285-62993-X, Sep ’90, £14.95, 299pp, hc, cover by Graham Potts) Sf/horror novel about the genetic engineering of embryos.

The History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters Julian Barnes (Picador 0-330-31399-1, Jul ’90, £4.99, 309pp, tp, cover by David Bergen) Reprint (Jonathan Cape 1989) literary sf novel.

Streetlethal Steven Barnes (Tor 0-812-51034-8, Jan ’91 [Dec ’90], $3.95, 310pp, pb, cover by Martin Andrews) [Aubry Knight] Reprint (Ace 1983) sf novel set on the streets of a dystopian 21st-century L.A.

Digital Dreams ed. David V. Barrett (NEL 0-450-53150-3, Oct ’90, £4.50, 347pp, pb) Original anthology of sf stories about computers, including brilliant pieces by Garry Kilworth and Terry Pratchett. Strongly recommended. (PSP)

Fantasy Literature: A Reader’s Guide ed. Neil Barron (Garland 0-8240-3148-2, Mar ’90 [Feb ’90], $49.95, 586pp, hc) Non-fiction, a bibliographic reference using the same format as Barron’s Anatomy of Wonder. This has articles on various subjects followed by a listing of significant works with annotations.

Horror Literature: A Reader’s Guide ed. Neil Barron (Garland 0-8240-4347-2, Mar ’90 [Feb ’90], $49.95, 596pp, hc) Non-fiction, a bibliographic reference using the same format as Barron’s Anatomy of Wonder. This has articles on various subjects, from “The Early Gothic 1762-1824” to “Fantastic Art and Illustration”, followed by a list of significant works in each subject area with annotations. There is a lengthy section devoted to contemporary horror fiction, the first resource of its type.

Heartlight T. A. Barron (Putnam/Philomel 0-399-22180-8, Sep ’90, $15.95, 272pp, hc, cover by Karl Swanson) Young-adult sf novel with fantasy elements in the manner of Madeleine L’Engle. A first novel.

The King Donald Barthelme (Harper & Row 0-06-016195-7, May ’90 [Apr ’90], $16.95, 158pp, hc, cover by Barry Moser) Literary fantasy novel, a retelling of Arthurian legends set during WWII, illustrated by Barry Moser.

Iris William Barton & Michael Capobianco (Doubleday Foundation 0-385-26727-4, Feb ’90 [Jan ’90], $8.95, 436pp, tp, cover by Paul Swendsen) Sf novel of colonists’ lives on a wandering gas giant. Also available in hardcover (-26726-6, $19.95).

Iris William Barton & Michael Capobianco (Bantam Spectra 0-553-28822-9, Jan ’91 [Dec ’90], $4.95, 402pp, pb, cover by Paul Swendsen) Reprint (Doubleday Foundation 1990) sf novel of colonists on a wandering gas giant.

Dragonsword Gael Baudino (Legend 0-09-969070-5, Apr ’90 [Mar ’90], £4.50, 451pp, pb) [Dragonsword] Reprint (Lynx 1988) fantasy novel. Volume one in a trilogy.

Gossamer Axe Gael Baudino (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45025-6, Aug ’90, $4.50, 351pp, pb, cover by Dawn Wilson) Rock and roll time-travel Celtic fantasy novel.

Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz L. Frank Baum (Morrow/Books of Wonder 0-688-09826-6, Aug ’90, $19.95, 262pp, hc, cover by John R. Neill) [Oz] Reprint (Reilly & Britton 1908) children’s fantasy, fourth book of the “Oz” series. This is a facsimile of the first edition with b&w and color illustrations by John R. Neill.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum (Bantam 0-553-21384-9, Jul ’90 [Aug ’90], $2.25, 167pp, pb, cover by Michael Embden) [Oz] Reprint (Hill 1900) classic children’s fantasy novel, first book of the “Oz” series.

The Rewolf of Oz Roger Baum (Green Tiger Press 0-88138-152-7, Sep ’90 [Dec ’90], $13.95, 32pp, hc, cover by Charlotte Hart) [Oz] Short Oz children’s story by Baum’s grandson with full-color illustrations, definitely not in the style of John R. Neill.

The Last Unicorn Peter S. Beagle (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45052-3, Jan ’91 [Dec ’90], $6.95, 212pp, tp, cover by Melvyn Grant) [Last Unicorn] Reprint (Viking 1968) fantasy novel, with illustrations by Mel Grant. Recommended (SW).

The Stephen King Companion ed. George Beahm (GB Publishing 0-8362-7978-6, Jan ’90, $35.00, 363pp, hc) Reprint (Andrews & McMeel 1989) non-fiction; reference. A guide to Stephen King and his career, with over 100 non-fiction articles of various kinds and fifty photos. This is a numbered limited edition of 1,000 copies, signed by the editor. A deluxe edition of 250 numbered copies was also announced but not seen. The book is identical to the Andrews & McMeel edition, including the ISBN and was printed from the same plates. The back jacket has an original illustration by Kenny Ray Linkous.

The Stephen King Companion ed. George Beahm (Macdonald 0-356-19200-8, Oct ’90, £13.95, 365pp, hc) Reprint (Andrews and McMeel 1989) anthology of ephemera by and about Stephen King.

Blood Music Greg Bear (Ace 0-441-06797-2, Jun ’90, $3.95, 247pp, pb, cover by Don Brautigam) Reissue (Arbor House 1985) sf novel, sixth printing.

Blood Music Greg Bear (Easton Press, Oct ’90, no price, 262pp, hc) Reprint (Arbor House 1985) sf novel, with an introduction by James Gunn and artwork by David Dietrick. This special leatherbound gilt-edge edition is part of the “Masterpieces of Science Fiction” series and is available by subscription only.

Eon Greg Bear (Legend 0-09-954710-4, May ’90, £3.99, 503pp, pb) [Eon] Reissue (Bluejay 1985) sf novel.

Eternity Greg Bear (Legend 0-09-970630-X, May ’90 [Apr ’90], £3.99, 469pp, pb, cover by Steven Hunt) [Eon] Reprint (Warner 1988) sf novel. Sequel to Eon.

Eternity Greg Bear (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20547-4, Oct ’90 [Sep ’90], $3.95, 366pp, pb) [Eon] Reissue (Warner 1988) sf novel, sequel to Eon; third printing.

Heads Greg Bear (Legend 0-7126-3538-6, Aug ’90, £25.00, 125pp, hc) Sf novella. This is a limited edition of 300 numbered copies, signed by the author.

Heads Greg Bear (Legend 0-7126-2174-1, Sep ’90, £4.50, 125pp, tp, cover by Fred Gambino) Sf novella, illustrated throughout by Fred Gambino. This trade edition was preceded by a limited edition. Also available in hardcover (-3678-1, £8.99).

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