The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Psychlone Greg Bear (Severn House 0-7278-4050-9, Jun ’90, £12.95, 320pp, hc) Reprint (Ace 1979) sf/horror novel. This is the first World hardcover edition, and is available in the US for $18.95.

Queen of Angels Greg Bear (Warner 0-446-51400-4, Jul ’90 [Jun ’90], $19.95, 420pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Queen of Angels] Complex near-future sf novel. Highly recommended (CNB).

Queen of Angels Greg Bear (Easton Press, Aug ’90, no price, 420pp, hc) [Queen of Angels] Complex near-future sf novel, with an introduction by James Gunn and artwork by Frank Kelly-Freas. Published “simultaneously” with the Warner edition listed two months ago. Leatherbound gilt-edge, part of the “Signed First Editions of Science Fiction” series, available by subscription only. Highly recommended (SW).

Queen of Angels Greg Bear (Gollancz 0-575-04139-0, Aug ’90 [Jul ’90], £14.95, 384pp, hc, cover by Paul Damon) [Queen of Angels] Reprint (Warner 1990) sf novel.

Queen of Angels Greg Bear (BOMC, Oct ’90, $17.95, 432pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Queen of Angels] Reprint (Warner 1990) sf novel. This edition is the same as the Warner edition except it lacks an ISBN and price. There is a special BOMC mark on the back.

Tangents Greg Bear (Gollancz 0-575-04775-5, Apr ’90, £3.99, 290pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) Reprint (Warner 1989) sf collection.

Tangents Greg Bear (Popular Library Questar 0-445-21044-3, Aug ’90 [Jul ’90], $4.95, 260pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) Reprint (Warner 1989) collection of ten stories.

The Wind from a Burning Woman Greg Bear (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20846-5, Oct ’90 [Sep ’90], $4.95, 240pp, pb) Reprint (Arkham House 1983) collection of six stories.

Assault on Alpha Base Doug Beason (Pocket 0-671-66245-7, Nov ’90 [Oct ’90], $4.50, 236pp, pb) Associational technothriller about a terrorist takeover of the USA’s principal nuclear stockpile.

Redwork Michael Bédard (Macmillan Atheneum 0-689-31622-4, Oct ’90 [Nov ’90], $15.95, 261pp, hc, cover by Stephen Marchesi) Young-adult fantasy novel of a teenage boy’s relationship with the old alchemist who lives downstairs.

People of the Sky Clare Bell (Tor 0-812-50261-2, Sep ’90 [Aug ’90], $3.95, 344pp, pb, cover by Maren) Reprint (Tor 1989) sf novel set on a planet settled by the Pueblo Indians.

Ratha and Thistle-Chaser Clare Bell (Macmillan/McElderry 0-689-50462-4, Mar ’90 [Apr ’90], $14.95, 232pp, hc, cover by Glenn Harrington) [The Named] Young-adult alternate world novel of intelligent cats, third book in the “Ratha” series.

Nicoji M. Shayne Bell (Baen 0-671-72034-1, Jan ’91 [Dec ’90], $3.95, 243pp, pb, cover by Donald Clavette) Sf novel about human agricultural workers trapped on a swamp world. A first novel by a winner of the Writers of the Future contest.

The Trolley to Yesterday John Bellairs (Bantam Skylark 0-553-15795-7, May ’90 [Apr ’90], $3.50, 183pp, tp, cover by Edward Gorey) [Johnny Dixon] Reprint (Dial 1989) young-adult fantasy novel in the “Johnny Dixon” series.

The Jupiter Project Gregory Benford (Bantam Spectra 0-553-28631-5, Nov ’90 [Oct ’90], $4.50, 184pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) Reprint (Berkley 1980) sf novel set in a research lab orbiting Jupiter. This is the revised text — the original was published by Nelson in 1975.

Tides of Light Gregory Benford (Gollancz 0-575-04759-3, May ’90 [Jun ’90], £3.99, 362pp, pb) [Galactic Center] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1989) sf novel. Sequel to Great Sky River.

What Might Have Been? Volumes I & II ed. Gregory Benford & Martin H. Greenberg (SFBC #17261, Jul ’90 [Jun ’90], $12.98, 542pp, hc, cover by Pat Morrissey) Omnibus of two original anthologies, What Might Have Been? Volume I: Alternate Empires (Bantam Spectra 1989) and What Might Have Been? Volume II: Alternate Heroes (Bantam Spectra 1989).

Forever and Time Janice Bennet (Zebra 0-8217-3129-7, Sep ’90 [Aug ’90], $3.95, 384pp, pb, cover by W. Popp) Time-travel romance. A modern woman stumbles across a shipwrecked man from the Regency.

Arthur Rex Thomas Berger (Little, Brown 0-316-09146-4, Apr ’90, $10.95, 499pp, tp, cover by Paul Bacon) Reprint (Delacorte 1978) Arthurian fantasy novel.

Changing the Past Thomas Berger (Weidenfeld & Nicolson 0-297-84013-4, Mar ’90, £12.95, 285pp, hc, cover by Glyn Goodwin) Literary fantasy novel about a man who is given the opportunity to change his past and who finds that fame and wealth are not all they’re cracked up to be. Recommended. (PSP)

Blood Alone Elaine Bergstrom (Jove 0-515-10380-2, Aug ’90 [Jul ’90], $4.50, 325pp, pb) [Austra Family] Vampire horror novel, sequel to Shattered Glass.

The Eternal Enemy Michael Berlyn (Morrow 0-87795-963-3, Jun ’90 [May ’90], $22.95, 323pp, hc, cover by Vincent Di Fate) Sf novel of a human being resurrected by aliens and drawn into warfare on an alien world.

Candle in the Wind George Bernau (Warner 0-446-51499-3, Aug ’90 [Oct ’90], $19.95, 499pp, hc, cover by Anthony Loew) Alternate history thriller about the intrigue surrounding Marilyn Monroe when she survives her overdose.

Rememory John Gregory Betancourt (Popular Library Questar 0-445-21045-1, Oct ’90 [Sep ’90], $4.95, 197pp, pb, cover by Paul Youll) Sf crime novel of intrigue and future black marketeering.

Isaac Asimov’s Robot City: Robots and Aliens 5: Maverick Bruce Bethke (Ace 0-441-73131-7, Aug ’90 [Jul ’90], $3.95, 184pp, pb, cover by Steve Fastner) [Robot City] Sf novelization in a round robin series based on Asimov’s “Robot” stories, with illustrations by Alex Nino. Packaged by Byron Preiss Visual Publications.

Day Seven Jack M. Bickham (Tor 0-812-50581-6, Mar ’90 [Feb ’90], $3.95, 314pp, pb, cover by NASA photo) Reprint (Tor 1988) near-future thriller about Russian/American conflict over the first Mars probe.

Can Such Things Be?: Tales of Horror and the Supernatural Ambrose Bierce (Carol Publishing Group/Citadel Twilight 0-8065-0550-8, Apr ’90 [Mar ’90], $6.95, 160pp, tp, cover by Kevin Kelly) Reprint (Cassell 1893) collection of 24 stories with a 1946 biographical/critical introduction by Clifton Fadiman.

Deadtime Story Margaret Bingley (Popular Library 0-445-20722-1, Jul ’90 [Jun ’90], $4.95, 232pp, pb, cover by Richard Newton) Horror novel of possessed children. First American edition (Unwin 1987 as The Unquiet Dead).

Seeds of Evil Margaret Bingley (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-618-X, Jul ’90 [Jun ’90], $3.95, 245pp, pb) Reprint (Piatkus 1988) horror novel of twin children with uncanny occult powers.

Village of Satan Margaret Bingley (Piatkus 0-86188-933-9, Apr ’90 [May ’90], £11.95, 203pp, hc, cover by Ken Leeder) Occult horror novel.

Abduction: The UFO Conspiracy David F. Bischoff (Warner 0-446-35489-9, May ’90 [Apr ’90], $4.95, 328pp, pb, cover by Don Puckey) [UFO Conspiracy] Associational thriller with man-made UFOs.

Gremlins 2: The New Batch David F. Bischoff (Avon 0-380-76061-4, Jun ’90 [May ’90], $3.95, 225pp, pb) Movie tie-in novelization of the horror/fantasy film.

Gremlins 2: The New Batch David F. Bischoff (Corgi 0-552-13731-6, Jul ’90, £2.99, 225pp, pb) Reprint (Avon 1990) novelization, based on the screenplay by Charlie Haas.

Prince of Dreams Carly Bishop (Harlequin 0-373-79004-X, Sep ’90, $3.25, 252pp, pb, cover by Joe Ovies) Fantasy romance in the “Dreamscape” line. A beautiful doctor forms a psychic bond with a handsome Hollywood director in a coma.

No Enemy But Time Michael Bishop (BOMC, Jul ’90 [Jun ’90], $14.95, 397pp, hc) Reprint (Timescape 1982) Nebula Award-winning sf novel. This is an exclusive BOMC edition.

Unicorn Mountain Michael Bishop (Grafton 0-586-20617-5, Aug ’90, £4.50, 495pp, pb, cover by Steve Crisp) Reprint (Arbor House 1988) fantasy novel.

Nebula Awards 24 ed. Michael Bishop (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 0-15-665474-1, Apr ’90, $13.95, 302pp, tp, cover by Michael Stuckey) Anthology of 14 Nebula Award-nominated stories plus the Rhysling Poetry Award winners plus a review of sf film in 1989. A hardcover edition (-164932-4, $21.95) was announced but not seen.

Fire on the Mountain Terry Bisson (Avon 0-380-75369-3, Feb ’90, $3.50, 167pp, pb, cover by Joe DeVito) Reprint (Morrow/Arbor House 1988) alternate world sf novel.

Voyage to the Red Planet Terry Bisson (Morrow 0-688-09495-3, Jul ’90 [Jun ’90], $16.95, 236pp, hc) Sf novel of the first manned mission to Mars — financed by the Disney-Gerber corporation in order to make a movie. Highly recommended (SW).

Cry Wolf Ian Stuart Black (Constable 0-09-469640-3, Mar ’90 [Apr ’90], £12.95, 283pp, hc, cover by Paul Dunn) Literary horror novel.

A Tolkien Thesaurus Richard E. Blackwelder (Garland 0-8240-5296-X, Sep ’90 [Oct ’90], $39.00, 277pp, hc) Non-fiction; reference. An index in concordance form to the occurrences of all major words and phrases in “The Lord of the Rings”. [J. R. R. Tolkien]

The Magic Talisman John Blaine (Manuscript Press 0-936414-06-5, May ’90, 247pp, hc, cover by Dany Frolich) [Rick Brant] Young-adult sf adventure novel, 24th and final book of the classic “Rick Brant” series, originally written in the ’60s but not published until now.

A Landscape of Darkness John M. Blair (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-36517-8, Jul ’90 [Jun ’90], $3.95, 247pp, pb, cover by Neal McPheeters) Sf novel of mercenaries on an alien world stalked by an unseen assassin. A first novel.

The Interior Life Katherine Blake (Baen 0-671-72010-4, Aug ’90 [Jul ’90], $3.95, 313pp, pb, cover by Tom Kidd) Fantasy novel of a housewife drawn into a fantasy world. A first novel.

Requiem for Anthi Jay D. Blakeney (Ace 0-441-71401-3, Feb ’90 [Jan ’90], $3.50, 202pp, pb) [Children of Anthi] Sf novel of an alien race fighting for survival against invading humans; sequel to The Children of Anthi.

Ratspike John Blanche & Ian Miller (Games Workshop/GW Books 1-872372-00-7, Apr ’90, £12.99, 140pp, hc, cover by John Blanche & Ian Miller) Marvellous collection of artwork by John Blanche and Ian Miller, with an introduction by Patrick Woodroffe and forewords by each artist. Available in the US from Games Workshop Inc. for $29.95. Recommended. (PSP)

The Exorcist William Peter Blatty (Bantam 0-553-27010-9, Mar ’90 [Feb ’90], $4.50, 403pp, pb, cover by Frederick Cantor) [Exorcist] Reissue (Harper & Row 1971) influential horror novel of possession; 46th printing.

The Exorcist III: Legion William Peter Blatty (Pocket 0-671-72472-X, Sep ’90 [Aug ’90], $4.95, 310pp, pb) [Exorcist] Reissue (Simon & Schuster 1983) horror novel in the “Exorcist” series; fifth printing. A movie tie-in edition.

Legion William Peter Blatty (Fontana 0-00-616897-3, Nov ’90, £3.50, 250pp, pb) [Exorcist] Reissue (Collins 1983) horror novel, recently filmed. Sequel to The Exorcist.

The Last Coin James P. Blaylock (Grafton 0-586-20178-5, Jun ’90, £3.99, 399pp, pb, cover by Neil Breedon) Reprint (Zeising 1988) fantasy novel.

The Stone Giant James P. Blaylock (Grafton 0-586-20174-2, Sep ’90, £3.99, 331pp, pb, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Elfin] Reprint (Ace 1989) fantasy novel. Volume 3 in the “Elfin” series.

The Devil’s Day James Blish (Baen 0-671-69860-5, Feb ’90, $3.95, 312pp, pb, cover by Gary Ruddell) [After Such Knowledge] Reprint (Gregg Press 1980 as Black Easter) fantasy omnibus of Black Easter (Doubleday 1968) and its sequel The Day After Judgment (Doubleday 1970). This is a wonderfully matter-of-fact exploration of what could happen if black magic worked. Highly recommended (SW).

The Devil’s Day James Blish (SFBC #17220, Aug ’90 [Jul ’90], $5.98, 216pp, hc, cover by Doug Beekman) [After Such Knowledge] Reprint (Gregg Press 1980 as Black Easter) fantasy omnibus of Black Easter (Doubleday 1968) and its sequel The Day After Judgement (Doubleday 1970).

The Complete Stories of Robert Bloch, Volume 1: Final Reckonings Robert Bloch (Carol Publishing Group/Citadel Twilight 0-8065-1144-3, Mar ’90, $12.95, 371pp, tp, cover by Kevin Kelly) Reprint (Underwood-Miller 1988) collection of 27 stories, first of three volumes. These were originally published as Bloch’s selected stories—more accurate since the volumes do not collect his entire output.

The Complete Stories of Robert Bloch, Volume 2: Bitter Ends Robert Bloch (Carol Publishing Group/Citadel Twilight 0-8065-1201-6, Nov ’90 [Oct ’90], $12.95, 368pp, tp, cover by Kevin Kelly) Reprint (Underwood Miller 1988) collection of 31 stories, second of three volumes. These volumes were originally published as Bloch’s selected stories — more accurate since they do not collect his entire output.

Lori Robert Bloch (Tor 0-812-50610-3, Feb ’90 [Jan ’90], $4.95, 282pp, pb, cover by Jim Thiesen) Reprint (Tor 1989) horror novel.

Psycho House Robert Bloch (Tor 0-312-93217-0, Mar ’90 [Feb ’90], $16.95, 217pp, hc, cover by Joe DeVito) [Psycho] Horror novel, third book of the “Psycho” series.

The Jekyll Legacy Robert Bloch & Andre Norton (Tor 0-312-85037-9, Sep ’90 [Aug ’90], $17.95, 248pp, hc, cover by Joe Curcio) Mystery/gothic being marketed as horror, a sequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Hester Jekyll, the doctor’s long-lost niece, finds her steps dogged by murders committed by the supposedly dead Edward Hyde. An enjoyable mystery that uses the talents of both authors well. (SW)

The Brains of Rats Michael Blumlein (Scream/Press 0-910489-28-9, Sep ’90, $25.00, 197pp, hc, cover by Stephen Elston) Reprint (Scream/Press 1989) collection of nine stories with illustrations by T.M. Caldwell and an introduction by Michael McDowell. This is the actual book, finally appearing nearly a year later than the special “advance edition” produced in lieu of galleys last fall.

Cold Eye Giles Blunt (Bantam UK 0-593-01768-4, Jan ’90, £12.95, 288pp, hc, cover by Geoff Granfield) Literary horror novel.

Diary Sketchbook: Book One Vaughn Bodé (Fantagraphics 1-56097-028-6, May ’90 [Jul ’90], $9.95, unpaginated, tp) Art book, first book of a four-volume facsimile edition of sketches from Bodé’s diary.

Mission: Tori Johanna M. Bolton (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-36340-X, Jun ’90 [May ’90], $3.95, 232pp, pb, cover by Richard Hescox) Sf novel of interstellar intrigue.

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