The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Omnivore Piers Anthony (Avon 0-380-00262-0, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $2.95, 221pp, pb) [Mantas] Reissue (Ballantine 1968) sf novel, first in a trilogy. 10th Avon printing in seven years.

Orn Piers Anthony (Avon 0-380-00266-3, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $2.95, 256pp, pb) [Mantas] Reissue (SFBC 1971) sf novel, second in the “Omnivore” trilogy. 14th printing.

Ox Piers Anthony (Avon 0-380-00461-5, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $2.95, 256pp, pb) [Mantas] Reissue (SFBC 1976) sf novel, conclusion of the “Omnivore” trilogy. 11th printing.

Race Against Time Piers Anthony (Tor 0-812-53110-8, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $2.95, 224pp, pb) Reprint (Hawthorne 1973) sf novel. There’s also a 22 page excerpt from Anthony’s Hasan included.

Steppe Piers Anthony (Tor 0-312-93748-2, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $13.95, 252pp, hc) Reprint (Millington 1976) sf novel. First U.S. edition. There is a new author’s note explaining the publishing background.

Thousandstar Piers Anthony (Avon 0-380-75556-4, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $2.95, 294pp, pb) [Cluster] Reissue (Avon 1980) sf novel, #4 in the “Cluster” series.

Viscous Circle Piers Anthony (Avon 0-380-79897-2, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $2.95, 266pp, pb) [Cluster] Reissue (Avon 1982) sf novel, #5 in the “Cluster” series.

With a Tangled Skein Piers Anthony (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31884-6, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $14.95, 280pp, hc) [Incarnations of Immortality] Fantasy novel, Book Three of “Incarnations of Immortality”.

Pretender Piers Anthony & Frances Hall (Tor 0-812-53108-6, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $3.50, 254pp, pb) Reprint (Borgo 1979) sf novel. There is also a 30-page excerpt of Steppe included.

Marion Zimmer Bradley Rosemarie Arbur (Starmont 0-916732-95-9, Dec ’85, $8.95, 138pp, pb) Non-fiction, critical study, including annotated primary and secondary bibliographies.

The Bantam Spectra Sampler ed. Lou Aronica (Bantam Spectra 0-553-17925-X, Jun ’85 [May ’85], no price given, 93pp, pb) Special promotional book, distributed free at the ABA and various bookstores, with excerpts from 8 upcoming Spectra books.

A Flight of Bright Birds David Arscott & David Marl (Allen & Unwin 0-04-823270-X, 1985 [Dec ’85], £8.95, 229pp, hc) Fantasy novel set in an imaginary Victorian-type city. Sort of a cross between M. John Harrison and Tim Powers (with less humor). (FCM)

The Discovery of King Arthur Geoffrey Ashe (Doubleday/Anchor 0-385-19032-8, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $18.95, 226pp, hc) Non-fiction; associational. Written in association with the Arthurian Committee of Debrett’s Peerage, this study includes discussion of Arthurian literature and fantasies over the centuries, plus historical research.

Love Out of Time Steven Ashley (Berkley 0-425-07967-8, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $3.95, 263pp, pb) Sf/romance novel. Wild Bill Hickock gets caught up in a time machine experiment and ends up in the present, where he falls in love and has some gunfights.

The Alternate Asimovs Isaac Asimov (Doubleday 0-385-19784-5, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $16.95, 272pp, hc) Collection of three early unpublished drafts for Pebble in the Sky, The End of Eternity, and “Belief,” plus historical comment by Asimov.

The Bicentennial Man...and Other Stories Isaac Asimov (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32071-9, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $2.95, 222pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1976) collection of 12 stories.

The Edge of Tomorrow Isaac Asimov (Tor 0-312-93200-6, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $15.95, 462pp, hc) Collection, a combination of sf and non-fiction, dealing with “scientists past and future.” Most of the stories have appeared in other collections. The non-fiction is all from Asimov’s F&SF columns.

The Martian Way Isaac Asimov (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32587-7, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $2.95, 217pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1955) collection of 4 novellas. The title story is one of Asimov’s best. (CNB)

Nine Tomorrows Isaac Asimov (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32072-7, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $2.95, 224pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1959) collection.

Opus 300 Isaac Asimov (Houghton Mifflin 0-395-36108-7, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $18.95, 377pp, hc) Non-fiction, associational, with material from Asimov’s third set of 100 books, plus the new essay “The Forever Foundation”.

Robots and Empire Isaac Asimov (Doubleday 0-385-19092-1, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $16.95, 383pp, hc) [Robot Series; Foundation] Sf novel. This edition is simultaneous with the limited edition from Phantasia.

Robots and Empire Isaac Asimov (Phantasia 0-932096-37-9, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $50.00, 349pp, hc) [Robot Series; Foundation] This signed, boxed, limited edition (of 650 copies) of Asimov’s sf novel appeared simultaneously with the trade edition.

Robots and Empire Isaac Asimov (SFBC #1937, Nov ’85, $5.98, 383pp, hc) [Robot Series; Foundation] Reprint (Doubleday 1985) sf novel. This is the connecting novel between the Robot series and the pre-Foundation books.

The Union Club Mysteries Isaac Asimov (Fawcett/Crest 0-449-20525-8, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $2.95, 210pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1983) collection of mysteries; non-sf, associational.

Robots: Machines in Man’s Image Isaac Asimov & Karen A. Frenkel (Crown/Harmony 0-517-55110-1, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $19.95, 246pp, hc) Non-fiction; associational. The book emphasizes industrial and scientific development of robots, with numerous color and b&w photos. Some sf film stills and illustrations also appear.

The Hugo Winners, Volume 4: 1976-1979 ed. Isaac Asimov (Doubleday 0-385-18934-6, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $18.95, 561pp, hc) Anthology of the award-winning stories from four conventions, plus introductions to each by Asimov.

The Hugo Winners, Volume 4: 1976-1979 ed. Isaac Asimov (SFBC #5647, Nov ’85, $6.98, 495pp, hc) Reprint (Doubleday 1985) anthology. The jacket misspellings have been corrected from the trade edition.

100 Great Fantasy Short Stories ed. Isaac Asimov, Terry Carr & Martin H. Greenberg (Avon 0-380-69917-6, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $2.95, 395pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1984) anthology.

Amazing Stories: 60 Years of the Best Science Fiction ed. Isaac Asimov & Martin H. Greenberg (TSR 0-88038-216-3, Jul ’85 [Aug ’85], $7.95, 255pp, pb) Anthology of 20 stories which originally appeared in Amazing, with a section of color illustrations showing magazine covers.

Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories: 13 (1951) ed. Isaac Asimov & Martin H. Greenberg (DAW 0-88677-058-0, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $3.50, 337pp, pb) Anthology of the best of 1951 plus an introduction about the year in the world and in sf. An excellent anthology. The whole series is highly recommended. (CNB)

Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories: 14 (1952) ed. Isaac Asimov & Martin H. Greenberg (DAW 0-88677-106-4, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $3.50, 352pp, pb) Anthology of stories from 1952. Recommended. (CNB)

Baker’s Dozen: 13 Short Science Fiction Novels ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh (Bonanza 0-517-47646-0, 1985 [Oct ’85], $7.98, 574pp, hc) Anthology of novellas, with an introduction by Asimov. An “instant remainder” book.

Isaac Asimov’s Magical Worlds of Fantasy # 3: Cosmic Knights ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh (NAL/Signet 0-451-13342-0, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $3.95, 339pp, pb) Anthology of fantasy stories.

Great Science Fiction By the World’s Great Scientists ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh (Donald I. Fine 0-917657-26-8, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $17.95, 400pp, hc) Sf anthology. Some of the writers are scientists; most are teachers; only one could be called a great scientist, and he’s a lousy writer.

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