The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

Contents Lists

Previous -- Table-of-Contents
The Colors of Hell Michael Paine (Charter 1-55773-349-X, May ’90, $3.95, 281pp, pb) Horror novel of Morroccan mysticism.

The Last Gamble Jean Paiva (Penguin/Onyx 0-451-40228-6, Dec ’90 [Nov ’90], $4.50, 294pp, pb) Horror thriller of family conflict and psychic vengeance.

Emergence David R. Palmer (Bantam Spectra 0-553-25519-3, Nov ’90 [Oct ’90], $4.95, 302pp, pb, cover by Mark Harrison) [Candy] Reissue (Bantam 1984) sf novel based on the Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated novella of the same name, with a new afterword by the author; fifth printing.

Moving Moosevan Jane Palmer (The Women’s Press 0-7043-4241-3, Oct ’90 [Sep ’90], £4.95, 150pp, tp, cover by Anita Kunz) [Planet Dweller] Sf novel. Sequel to The Planet Dweller.

Dream Science Tom Palmer (Houghton Mifflin/Ticknor & Fields 0-89919-858-9, Apr ’90 [Jun ’90], $19.95, 308pp, hc, cover by Chris Gall) Literary sf novel of parallel universes.

Davy Edgar Pangborn (Macmillan Collier Nucleus 0-02-035620-X, Oct ’90, $4.95, 265pp, pb, cover by Paul Lehr) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1964) post-holocaust sf novel, with a new foreword by Peter S. Beagle. One of the best novels of its type. Highly recommended. (CNB)

The World Beyond the Hill: Science Fiction and the Quest for Transcendence Alexei & Cory Panshin (Jeremy P. Tarcher 0-87477-573-6, Aug ’90, $16.95, 685pp, tp) Reprint (Tarcher 1989) non-fiction; reference. History of sf through the Campbell era with an emphasis on the philosophical and mythic elements. This book won the Hugo in 1990.

Sugar Rain Paul Park (Grafton 0-586-20889-5, Sep ’90, £5.99, 384pp, tp, cover by Peter Elson) [Starbridge Chronicles] Reprint (Morrow 1989) sf novel. Volume 2 in “The Starbridge Chronicles”.

Sugar Rain Paul Park (Avon 0-380-71179-6, Oct ’90, $3.95, 384pp, pb, cover by Gary Ruddell) [Starbridge Chronicles] Reprint (Morrow 1989) sf novel set on a world with generation-long seasons, sequel to Soldiers of Paradise.

Transform Node: Science Fiction Mystical Adventures Ronn Parker (Vantage Press 0-533-08435-0, Apr ’90, $11.95, 115pp, hc) Mystical sf novel.

DragonLance Heroes II #2: The Gates of Thorbardin Dan Parkinson (TSR 0-88038-912-5, Sep ’90 [Aug ’90], $4.95, 310pp, tp, cover by Jeff Easley) [DragonLance: Heroes II] Fantasy novelization based on the “DragonLance” game.

The Last Children Gudrun Pausewang (Walker 0-7445-1750-8, Sep ’90, £2.99, 122pp, pb, cover by Tim Ellock) Reprint (Western Producer Prairie Books 1988 as The Last Children of Schevenborn) post-holocaust young-adult sf novel. Translated by Norman Wyatt from the German (Otto Maier Verlag Ravensburg 1983 as Die Letzen Kinder von Schewenborn).

Landscape Painted with Tea Milorad Pavic (Knopf 0-394-58217-9, Aug ’90 [Nov ’90], $21.95, 337pp, hc, cover by Graham Rust) Literary fantasy/surrealist novel about an architect whose search for his father leads him deep into the history and secrets of Mount Athos. Translated from the Serbo-Croatian by Christina Pribicevic-Zoric, this was originally published in Yugoslavia (Prosveta 1990 as Predeo Slikan Cajem).

The Earthstone Diana L. Paxson (NEL 0-450-52472-8, Sep ’90, £3.99, 278pp, pb) [Westria] Reprint (Tor 1987) fantasy novel. Book Three of “The Chronicles of Westria”.

Lady of Light, Lady of Darkness Diana L. Paxson (NEL 0-450-50938-9, Feb ’90, £4.99, 594pp, pb) [Westria] Fantasy omnibus. Book One of “The Chronicles of Westria”.

Silverhair the Wanderer Diana L. Paxson (NEL 0-450-52091-9, Jun ’90 [May ’90], £3.99, 310pp, pb) [Westria] Reprint (Tor 1986) fantasy novel. Book Two of “The Chronicles of Westria”.

The Wind Crystal Diana L. Paxson (Tor 0-812-50040-7, Mar ’90, $3.95, 308pp, pb, cover by Tom Canty) [Westria] Fantasy novel, sixth book of the “Westria” series.

The Princess and the Dragon Robert Pazzi (Knopf 0-394-57255-6, May ’90, $18.95, 162pp, hc, cover by Steven Rydberg) Surrealistic literary historical fantasy novel about the brother of Czar Nicholas II and his escape to a legendary world.

Voices After Midnight Richard Peck (Dell Yearling 0-440-40378-2, Dec ’90 [Nov ’90], $3.50, 181pp, tp, cover by Stuart Kaufman) Reprint (Delacorte 1989) time-travel fantasy about two boys who go back to the great blizzard of 1888.

Piercing the Darkness Frank E. Peretti (Minstrel 1-85424-078-1, Apr ’90, £3.99, 543pp, pb) [This Present Darkness] Reprint (Crossway 1989) horror novel. Sequel to This Present Darkness.

Piercing the Darkness Frank E. Peretti (Crossway Books 0-89107-527-5, Jul ’90, $8.95, 441pp, tp, cover by R. DiCianni) [This Present Darkness] Christian fantasy/horror novel, sequel to This Present Darkness.

This Present Darkness Frank E. Peretti (Crossway Books 0-89107-390-6, Jul ’90 [Jun ’90], $8.95, 376pp, tp, cover by R. DiCianni) [This Present Darkness] Reissue (Crossway 1986) Christian fantasy/horror novel; 25th printing.

Morigu: The Dead Mark C. Perry (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20644-6, Apr ’90 [Mar ’90], $4.95, 202pp, pb, cover by Gary Ruddell) [Morigu] Fantasy novel, sequel to Morigu: The Desecration.

Conan the Defiant Steve Perry (Orbit 0-7474-0306-6, Jan ’90 [Dec ’89], £3.50, 245pp, pb) [Conan] Reprint (Tor 1987) fantasy novelization. This volume includes a “Conan chronology” by Robert Jordan. Volume 31 in the “Conan” series.

Conan the Formidable Steve Perry (Tor 0-812-50998-6, Nov ’90, $7.95, 274pp, tp, cover by Kirk Reinert) [Conan] Fantasy novelization based on Robert E. Howard’s “Conan” series.

Conan the Free Lance Steve Perry (Tor 0-812-50690-1, Feb ’90 [Jan ’90], $3.95, 279pp, pb, cover by Kirk Reinert) [Conan] Fantasy novelization based on Robert E. Howard’s character.

Conan the Indomitable Steve Perry (Tor 0-812-50860-2, Sep ’90 [Aug ’90], $3.95, 273pp, pb, cover by Kirk Reinert) [Conan] Reprint (Tor 1989) fantasy novelization based on Robert E. Howard’s character.

The Machiavelli Interface Steve Perry (Orbit 0-7474-0350-3, Dec ’90 [Nov ’90], £3.50, 197pp, pb) [Khadaji] Reprint (Ace 1986) sf novel. Volume 3 in the “Matador” trilogy.

Natural History Joan Perucho (Ballantine 0-345-36560-7, Apr ’90, $4.95, 160pp, pb) Reprint (Knopf 1988) vampire dark fantasy novel set in 19th-century Spain. Translated from the Catalan by David H. Rosenthal, this was originally published in Spain in 1960.

Psi-Man David Peters (Charter Diamond 1-55773-399-6, Oct ’90 [Sep ’90], $3.50, 202pp, pb) [Psi-Man] Men’s adventure fantasy novel with a psychic Quaker hero who uses his powers to fight a secret government agency. First book of a series.

Psi-Man: Deathscape David Peters (Charter Diamond 1-55773-450-X, Jan ’91 [Dec ’90], $4.50, 185pp, pb) [Psi-Man] Men’s adventure fantasy novel with a psychic Quaker hero who uses his powers to fight evil mutants created by biochemical dumping at a weapons plant. Second book of a series.

Gifts of Blood Susan C. Petrey (OSFCI, Jul ’90 [Aug ’90], $20.00, 208pp, hc) Collection of nine stories, including the Hugo-nominated “Spidersong”, plus an introduction by the editors, Paul M. Wrigley and Debbie Cross, plus essays by Ursula K. Le Guin, Vonda N. McIntyre, and Kate Wilhelm. This is a limited edition of five hundred copies, 26 copies are lettered, the rest numbered. All proceeds will go to the Susan C. Petrey Clarion Scholarship Fund.

The Ghost Now Standing on Platform One ed. Richard Peyton (Souvenir Press 0-285-62991-3, Oct ’90, £14.95, 322pp, hc, cover by Kim Palmer) Anthology of pieces about phantoms of the railway in fact and fiction.

The Tale of Sir Gawain Neil Philip (Beaver 0-09-965350-8, Jan ’90 [Dec ’89], £1.99, 103pp, pb, cover by Charles Keeping) Reprint (Lutterworth Press 1987) young-adult fantasy novel. Illustrated throughout by Charles Keeping.

Walford’s Oak Jill M. Phillips (Carol Publishing Group/Citadel 0-8065-1159-1, May ’90 [Jun ’90], $18.95, 218pp, hc, cover by Mark Penberthy) Historical ghost story, a tale within a tale as told to Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

The Omnibus of 20th Century Ghost Stories ed. Robert Phillips (Robinson 1-85487-077-7, Nov ’90, £13.95, 373pp, hc, cover by Sir Stanley Spencer) Reprint (Carroll & Graf 1989 as Triumph of the Night) ghost anthology.

Turbo Cowboys # 8: Speed Shift Tony Phillips (Ballantine 0-345-35923-2, Sep ’89, $2.95, 135pp, pb) [Turbo Cowboys] Young-adult post-holocaust sf adventure novel, copyright by the Jeffrey Weiss Group, Inc.

Turbo Cowboys # 9: Duster Trouble Tony Phillips (Ballantine 0-345-35924-0, Nov ’89 [Feb ’90], $2.95, 131pp, pb) [Turbo Cowboys] Young-adult post-holocaust sf adventure novel, copyright by the Jeffrey Weiss Group, Inc.

Turbo Cowboys #10: City of Glass Tony Phillips (Ballantine 0-345-35925-9, Dec ’89 [Feb ’90], $2.95, 140pp, pb) [Turbo Cowboys] Young-adult post-holocaust sf adventure novel, copyright by the Jeffrey Weiss Group, Inc.

To the Seventh Power Felice Picano (Avon 0-380-70276-2, Apr ’90 [Mar ’90], $4.50, 311pp, pb) Reprint (Morrow 1989) psychic thriller.

Dark Father Tom Piccirilli (Pocket 0-671-67401-3, Mar ’90 [Feb ’90], $3.95, 280pp, pb, cover by Peter Caras) Horror novel. Two brothers discover that their father is the devil.

The Darkangel Trilogy Meredith Ann Pierce (SFBC #17340, Jul ’90 [Aug ’90], $12.98, hc, cover by Dawn Wilson) [Darkangel] Fantasy omnibus of The Darkangel (Little, Brown 1982), A Gathering of Gargoyles (Atlantic Monthly 1984), and The Pearl of the Soul of the World (Little, Brown 1990).

The Pearl of the Soul of the World Meredith Ann Pierce (Little, Brown/Joy Street 0-316-70743-0, Jan ’90 [Apr ’90], $15.95, 243pp, hc, cover by Palo Amtmann) [Darkangel] Young-adult fantasy novel, third book of the “Darkangel” trilogy.

In the Hand of the Goddess Tamora Pierce (Knopf Borzoi 0-679-80111-1, Feb ’90, $3.50, 232pp, pb, cover by Tim Jacobus) [Song of the Lioness] Reprint (Atheneum 1984) young-adult fantasy novel, second book of the “Alanna” series.

Lioness Rampant Tamora Pierce (Knopf Bullseye 0-679-80113-8, Aug ’90 [Jul ’90], $3.50, 320pp, pb, cover by Tim Jacobus) [Song of the Lioness] Reprint (Atheneum 1988) young-adult fantasy novel, fourth book of the “Song of the Lioness” series.

The Woman Who Rides Like a Man Tamora Pierce (Knopf Borzoi 0-679-80112-X, May ’90 [Apr ’90], $3.50, 253pp, pb, cover by Tim Jacobus) [Song of the Lioness] Reprint (Atheneum 1986) young-adult fantasy novel, third book of the “Song of the Lioness” series.

Remember Me Christopher Pike (Pocket 0-671-67654-7, Aug ’90 [Jul ’90], $2.95, 230pp, pb) [Remember Me] Reissue (Pocket 1989) young-adult detective/ghost novel; fourth printing.

Remember Me Christopher Pike (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-53236-X, Oct ’90 [Aug ’90], £2.99, 238pp, pb, cover by Davies) [Remember Me] Reprint (Pocket 1989) young-adult detective/ghost story.

Sati Christopher Pike (St. Martin’s 0-312-85095-6, Oct ’90, $15.95, 217pp, hc, cover by Honi Werner) Fantasy novel about a trucker who picks up a hitchhiking girl who claims to be God and has powers. Pike’s first adult novel.

See You Later Christopher Pike (Pocket 0-671-67657-1, Aug ’90 [Jul ’90], $2.95, 226pp, pb) Young-adult time-travel fantasy thriller. Teenagers menaced by a killer are helped by time-travelers from the past.

Witch Christopher Pike (Pocket Archway 0-671-69055-8, Dec ’90 [Nov ’90], $3.50, 225pp, pb, cover by Brian Kotzky) Young-adult horror novel of a young girl stalked by a witch.

The Blood of Ten Chiefs Vol. 3: Winds of Change ed. Richard Pini (Tor 0-812-50700-2, Apr ’90 [Mar ’90], $4.50, 275pp, pb, cover by Wendy Pini) [Elfquest] Reprint (Tor 1989) shared-world anthology in the “Elfquest” series.

The Blood of Ten Chiefs Vol. 4: Against the Wind ed. Richard Pini (Tor 0-812-54906-6, Oct ’90 [Sep ’90], $7.95, 277pp, tp, cover by Wendy Pini) [Elfquest] Original shared-world anthology of 8 stories in the “Elfquest” series.

Borgel Daniel Pinkwater (Macmillan 0-02-774671-2, Apr ’90 [May ’90], $12.95, 170pp, hc, cover by Daniel Pinkwater) Young-adult humorous fantasy novel about a boy’s adventures through space and time with an elderly relative.

Trapped Edmund Plante (Leisure 0-8439-2877-8, Dec ’89 [Feb ’90], $3.95, 355pp, pb) Horror novel. Carnivorous creatures trap family in isolated cabin.

Piers Anthony’s Worlds of Chthon: Soma Charles Platt (Grafton 0-586-20440-7, Aug ’90, £3.50, 239pp, pb, cover by Bruno Elletori) [Piers Anthony’s Worlds of Chthon] Reprint (NAL Signet 1989) sf novelization.

Doctor Who: Ghost Light Marc Platt (Target 0-426-20351-8, Sep ’90, £2.50, 160pp, pb) [Doctor Who] Young-adult sf novelization. Volume 149 in the series. This is a world-wide edition and is available in the US for $3.95.

Dreams of an Unseen Planet Teresa Plowright (Porcépic Press 0-88878-282-9, Feb ’90, $8.95, 267pp, tp, cover by Soren Henrich) Reprint (Arbor House 1986) sf novel of a dying human colony on an alien world. The text of this edition has been revised.

Dreams of an Unseen Planet Teresa Plowright (Grafton 0-586-20932-8, Nov ’90, £3.99, 348pp, pb, cover by Chris Foss) Reprint (Arbor House 1986) sf novel.

A California Dreamer in King Henry’s Court Robert L. Plunkett (Silver Dawn Media 0-9623139-4-7, Jan ’90, $16.95, 213pp, hc, cover by Tim Solliday) Time-travel sf novel.

Tales of Mystery and Imagination Edgar Allan Poe (Everyman 0-460-87040-8, Sep ’90, £4.99, 572pp, tp, cover by Simon Marsden) Reissue (Everyman 1908) horror collection.

Tales of Mystery and Terror Edgar Allan Poe (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-035115-9, Oct ’90 [Nov ’90], $2.25, 191pp, pb, cover by David Wyatt) Collection of 13 stories. This is a worldwide edition.

Next -- Table-of-Contents