The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Song of Kali Dan Simmons (Headline 0-7472-3044-7, Nov ’90 [Oct ’90], £3.99, 311pp, pb) Reissue (Bluejay 1985) horror novel. Also available in hardcover (-0033-5).

In the Net of Dreams Wm. Mark Simmons (Popular Library Questar 0-445-21016-8, Nov ’90 [Oct ’90], $4.50, 307pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Dreamland] SF/fantasy novel set in a world of computer-generated dream games. A first novel.

Darksong Jean Simon (Zebra 0-8217-2893-8, Feb ’90 [Jan ’90], $3.95, 347pp, pb) Horror novel about a haunted radio emitting “waves of monstrous evil”.

Wild Card Jean Simon (Zebra 0-8217-3270-6, Jan ’91 [Dec ’90], $3.95, 288pp, pb) Horror novel of the evil lurking within a deck of Tarot cards.

Partners in Time Pamela Simpson (Bantam 0-553-28472-X, Apr ’90 [Mar ’90], $4.50, 297pp, pb) Romantic suspense/time travel novel. A female detective in contemporary L.A. teams up with a US marshal from the 1880s.

Charmed Marilyn Singer (Macmillan Atheneum 0-689-31619-4, Oct ’90 [Nov ’90], $14.95, 219pp, hc, cover by Toby Gowing) Young-adult fantasy novel of a girl named Miranda and her invisible cat-creature companion, Bastable, trying to stop the evil Charmer from taking over the universe.

Demon Shadows Michael B. Sirota (Bantam 0-553-28366-9, Aug ’90 [Jul ’90], $3.95, 233pp, pb, cover by Alan Ayers) Horror novel of demonic evil in a small town.

The Story of the Planet Candy Robert Skaf (Vantage Press 0-533-08393-1, Jan ’90, $13.95, 201pp, hc) Anti-Utopian sf novel from a vanity publisher.

Hollywood Gothic: The Tangled Web of “Dracula” from Novel to Stage to Screen David J. Skal (Norton 0-393-02904-2, Oct ’90, $39.95, 242pp, hc) Non-fiction; reference. A detailed look at the 1931 Dracula and the Spanish-language version filmed simultaneously with a different cast. Fascinating material and many rare photographs. Recommended. (SW)

As Green As Emeraude Margo Skinner (Dawn Heron Press 0-939790-04-1, 1990 [Dec ’90], $15.00, 88pp, tp) Collection of fantasy poetry with an introduction by Fritz Leiber. This is a limited edition of 500 copies, signed by Skinner and Leiber.

Invasion Derek Slade (Oriflamme Publishing 0-948093-08-0, Jul ’90 [1990], £4.50, 497pp, pb) Sf novel set in an alternative England in 1940 after a Nazi invasion.

The Müller-Fokker Effect John Sladek (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-548-5, Mar ’90 [Feb ’90], $3.95, 224pp, pb) Reprint (Hutchinson 1970) sf black comedy novel of an encoded personality. Recommended (CNB).

Roderick at Random John Sladek (Kerosina 0-948893-43-5, Apr ’90 [1990], £13.95, 320pp, hc) [Roderick] Reprint (Granada 1983) sf novel. Also available in a limited edition (-42-7, £40.00). First world hardcover edition.

Torg: The Possibility Wars Book One: Storm Knights Bill Slavicsek & C. J. Tramontana (West End 0-87431-301-5, May ’90, $4.95, 317pp, pb, cover by Daniel R. Horne) [Torg] Sf novelization based on the “Possibility Wars” game.

The Boy Who Reversed Himself William Sleator (Bantam Starfire 0-553-28570-X, Aug ’90 [Jul ’90], $2.95, 167pp, pb, cover by Catherine Huerta) Reprint (Dutton 1986) young-adult sf novel of a trip into the fourth dimension.

The Duplicate William Sleator (Bantam Starfire 0-553-28634-X, Dec ’90 [Nov ’90], $2.95, 154pp, pb, cover by Catherine Huerta) Reprint (Dutton 1988) young-adult sf novel.

Fingers William Sleator (Bantam Starfire 0-553-25004-3, Dec ’90 [Nov ’90], $2.95, 197pp, pb, cover by Catherine Huerta) Reissue (Atheneum 1983) young-adult occult novel; third printing.

Interstellar Pig William Sleator (Bantam Starfire 0-553-25564-9, Dec ’90 [Nov ’90], $3.50, 196pp, pb, cover by Catherine Huerta) [Barney] Reissue (Dutton 1984) young-adult sf novel; seventh printing.

Singularity William Sleator (Bantam Starfire 0-553-25627-0, Dec ’90 [Nov ’90], $2.95, 198pp, pb, cover by Kevin Johnson) Reissue (Dutton 1985) young-adult sf novel; fifth printing.

Horn: Blown Dead Ben Sloane (Worldwide Library/Gold Eagle 0-373-64002-1, Oct ’90 [Sep ’90], $4.50, 301pp, pb) Sf/crime novel set on the mean streets of 21st-century New York, where a cyborg cop takes on crime.

Horn: Hot Zone Ben Sloane (Worldwide Library/Gold Eagle 0-373-64001-3, Dec ’90, $3.95, 300pp, pb) Sf/crime novel of a cyborg cop in 21st-century New York, part of a series.

The Wall Around Eden Joan Slonczewski (Avon 0-380-71177-X, Dec ’90 [Nov ’90], $3.95, 288pp, pb, cover by Nicholas Jainschigg) Reprint (Morrow 1989) post-holocaust ecological sf novel.

Parchment House Cara Lockhart Smith (Macmillan/Four Winds 0-02-785845-6, Oct ’89 [Apr ’90], $12.95, 152pp, hc, cover by Cara Lockhart Smith) Young-adult fantasy novel set in a near-future English orphanage. First American edition (Methuen 1989). A dark and disturbing book, with a perverse gothic sensibility. Recommended (SW).

The Falcon and the Serpent Cheryl A. Smith (Crossway Books 0-89107-556-9, Feb ’90, $8.95, 318pp, tp, cover by David Yorke) Christian fantasy novel of an evil wizard and a battle for the souls of men.

Trinity Grove David VanMeter Smith (Avon 0-380-75835-0, Feb ’90 [Jan ’90], $3.95, 277pp, pb, cover by Gary Ruddell) Horror novel of drug smugglers and druids. A first novel.

Carnivore Guy N. Smith (Arrow 0-09-961090-6, Aug ’90, £3.50, 202pp, pb) Horror novel.

Phobia Guy N. Smith (Grafton 0-586-20502-0, Apr ’90, £3.50, 252pp, pb, cover by Luis Rey) Horror novel.

The Unseen Guy N. Smith (Sphere 0-7474-0345-7, May ’90, £3.50, 268pp, pb) Horror novel.

Almost Human James V. Smith, Jr. (Dell 0-440-20450-X, May ’90 [Apr ’90], $3.95, 338pp, pb) Horror novel about a government experiment in genetics that creates monsters in the Nevada desert.

Beaststalker James V. Smith, Jr. (Grafton 0-586-20779-1, May ’90, £3.99, 398pp, pb, cover by Bruno Elletori) [Beastmaker] Reprint (Dell 1988) horror novel. Sequel to Beastmaker.

Call of Madness Julie Dean Smith (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-36327-2, Apr ’90, $4.95, 311pp, pb, cover by Michael Herring) Fantasy novel of a kingdom endangered by renegade magic. A first novel.

Future X Kent Smith (Holloway House 0-87067-549-4, Mar ’90 [Apr ’90], $3.95, 384pp, pb, cover by Glen Tarnowski) Sf novel of a future descendent of Malcolm X going back to the ’60s to save him.

Converse and Conflict L. Neil Smith (Popular Library Questar 0-445-20712-4, Jun ’90 [May ’90], $4.95, 199pp, pb, cover by Wayne Barlowe) Sf novel of a man from a parallel universe and his trusty talking dog hired to protect an alien secret from mankind.

Heart of Valor L. J. Smith (Macmillan 0-02-785861-8, Oct ’90 [Nov ’90], $14.95, 227pp, hc, cover by Sherilyn Van Valkenburgh) [Night of the Solstice] Young-adult Arthurian fantasy novel, a sequel to The Night of the Solstice.

Nightwing Martin Cruz Smith (Ballantine 0-345-37059-7, Jan ’91 [Dec ’90], $4.95, 210pp, pb) Reprint (Norton 1977) horror thriller of deadly vampire bats in the Southwest.

Vampire Notes Robert Arthur Smith (Fawcett Gold Medal 0-449-14541-7, Feb ’90, $3.95, 241pp, pb) Vampire horror novel.

Wren to the Rescue Sherwood Smith (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 0-15-200975-2, Sep ’90, $15.95, 216pp, hc, cover by Dennis Nolan) [Wren] Young-adult fantasy of an orphan girl who discovers that her best friend is a Princess in hiding.

Star Trek: The Tears of the Singers Melinda Snodgrass (Titan 1-85286-314-5, Sep ’90, £2.99, 252pp, pb) [Star Trek] Reprint (Pocket 1984) sf novelization.

Andy Bradley Snow (Downhome Publishing 1-8895109-00-0, 1990, $4.95, 203pp, pb, cover by Rod Snow) Horror novel, with illustrations by John Mercer.

Sadar’s Keep Midori Snyder (Unwin 0-04-440531-6, Jul ’90, £3.99, 362pp, pb, cover by Mike Posen) [Queen’s Quarter] Fantasy novel. Book Two of “The Queen’s Quarter”.

Scream Play Douglas Soesbe (Charter Diamond 1-55773-387-2, Sep ’90 [Aug ’90], $3.95, 268pp, pb) Horror novel of a possessed theatre.

The Vampire on the Farm Angela Sommer-Bodenburg (Pocket Minstrel 0-671-70236-X, Oct ’90 [Sep ’90], $2.95, 136pp, pb, cover by Amelie Glienke) [Little Vampire] Reprint (Andersen Press 1985) young-adult fantasy about a boy whose best friend is a vampire. Fourth book of a series. Translated from the German by Sarah Gibson and illustrated by Amelie Glienke.

Moon Dance S. P. Somtow (Tor 0-312-93203-0, Jan ’90, $24.95, 564pp, hc, cover by Joe DeVito) Werewolf horror/fantasy novel set in the nineteenth century American West. This is a splashy epic that never fails to surprise and entertain. Recommended (SW).

The Downfall of the Gods Villy Sørensen (University of Nebraska Press 0-8032-4201-8, May ’89 [Mar ’90], $14.95, 123pp, hc) Allegorical retelling of the Edda. Translated from the Norwegian by Paula Hostrup-Jessen. Originally published in Norway by Centrum as En Gudefortaelling.

The Eyes of Torie Webster Roy Sorrels (Zebra/Pinnacle 1-55817-388-9, Aug ’90 [Oct ’90], $3.95, 288pp, pb) Horror novel of a beautiful tv anchorwoman and her cursed legacy.

The Touch of Love Kermit Spears (Vantage Press 0-533-07791-5, Jun ’90, $11.95, 158pp, hc) Sf novel of aliens stranded on Earth and trying to adapt.

Destiny’s Lovers Flora Speer (Leisure 0-8439-2985-5, Aug ’90 [Jul ’90], $3.95, 361pp, pb) Romance novel with an sf setting, marketed as a “futuristic romance”.

The Stephen King Quiz Book Stephen Spignesi (Penguin/Signet 0-451-16708-2, Aug ’90 [Jul ’90], $3.95, 203pp, pb) Non-fiction; quiz book of 100 quizzes with King and his work as the subject.

Science Fiction in the Real World Norman Spinrad (Southern Illinois University Press 0-8093-1538-6, Jul ’90 [Aug ’90], $24.95, 234pp, hc) Non-fiction; critical analysis of the sf genre, rewritten and expanded from Spinrad’s Asimov’s column. A trade paperback edition (-1671-4) is also available.

Godbond Nancy Springer (Orbit 0-7088-4439-1, Jan ’90 [Dec ’89], £3.50, 278pp, pb) [Sea King] Reprint (Tor 1988) fantasy novel. Volume 3 in the “Sea King” trilogy.

Red Wizard Nancy Springer (Macmillan/Atheneum 0-689-31485-X, Mar ’90, $13.95, 138pp, hc, cover by Toby Gowing) Young-adult fantasy novel of a boy transported to an alternate world where he must defeat an evil warlock.

Stormbringer Ken St. Andre, Steve Perrin & John B. Monroe (Chaosium 0-933635-66-4, Apr ’90, $19.95, 192pp, tp, cover by Michael Whelan) Non-fiction; art book. Fourth revised edition of a book for the “Stormbringer” game, with color and black and white illustrations by various artists and maps.

The Centre Cannot Hold Brian M. Stableford (NEL 0-450-51107-3, Jun ’90 [May ’90], £3.99, 304pp, pb, cover by Danny Flynn) [Asgard] Sf novel. Volume Three in the “Asgard” trilogy.

The Empire of Fear Brian M. Stableford (Pan 0-330-30874-2, Jun ’90 [May ’90], £7.99, 520pp, tp, cover by Sanjulian) Reprint (Simon & Schuster UK 1988) fantasy/horror novel about a parallel 17th-century Earth ruled by vampires.

The Gates of Eden Brian M. Stableford (NEL 0-450-53203-8, Sep ’90, £3.50, 176pp, pb) Reprint (DAW 1983) sf novel.

Invaders from the Centre Brian M. Stableford (NEL 0-450-50103-5, Jan ’90, £2.99, 256pp, pb, cover by Danny Flynn) [Asgard] Sf novel. Volume 2 in the “Asgard” trilogy.

The Werewolves of London Brian M. Stableford (Simon & Schuster UK 0-671-71711-1, Jul ’90, £14.95, 390pp, hc, cover by Danny Flynn) [David Lydyard] Metaphysical fantasy/horror novel set in 19th century London, which forms the backdrop for a battle between two fallen angels. Recommended. (PSP) Volume 1 in a new trilogy.

The Dedalus Book of Decadence (Moral Ruins) ed. Brian M. Stableford (Dedalus 0-946626-63-4, Dec ’90, £7.99, 283pp, tp, cover by Gustave Moreau) Anthology of prose and poetry, illustrating the French and English decadent movements, with a long introductory essay by Brian Stableford. Recommended. (PSP)

Battletech: Blood Legacy Michael A. Stackpole (FASA 1-55560-092-1, Nov ’90, $4.95, 319pp, tp, cover by Les Dorscheid) [Battletech: Blood of Kerensky] Sf novelization based on the “Battletech” game, second book of the “Blood of Kerensky” trilogy.

Battletech: Lethal Heritage Michael A. Stackpole (FASA 1-55560-091-3, Mar ’90 [Apr ’90], $4.95, 332pp, tp, cover by Les Dorscheid) [Battletech: Blood of Kerensky] Sf novelization based on the “Battletech” game, first book of the “Blood of Kerensky” trilogy. This is a new book despite the 1989 copyright date.

Doomsday Warrior #17: America’s Sword Ryder Stacy (Zebra 0-8217-2872-5, Jan ’90, $2.95, 221pp, pb) [Doomsday Warrior] Post-holocaust military sf adventure novel.

Doomsday Warrior #18: American Dream Machine Ryder Stacy (Zebra 0-8217-3074-6, Jul ’90 [Jun ’90], $2.95, 190pp, pb) [Doomsday Warrior] Military sf adventure novel.

Dark Toys and Consumer Goods Laurence Staig (Limelight 0-333-47562-3, Mar ’90 [1990], £4.50, 160pp, pb) Reprint (Macmillan 1989) young-adult sf/horror collection.

The Beast Robert Stallman (Kinnell 1-870532-07-4, Oct ’90, £12.95, 224pp, hc, cover by Don Maitz) [Book of the Beast] Reprint (Timescape 1982) sf novel. Volume 3 in “The Book of the Beast”. This is the first World hardcover edition.

Double Blind Sara Stamey (Ace 0-441-16055-7, May ’90, $3.95, 275pp, pb, cover by Joe DeVito) [Wild Card Run] Sf novel of interstellar intrigue and alien contact on a distant world, third book of the “Wild Card Run” series.

Three-Fisted Tales of “Bob" ed. Reverend Ivan Stang (Simon & Schuster Fireside 0-671-67190-1, Feb ’90 [Jan ’90], $10.95, 351pp, tp, cover by Paul Mavrides) Original anthology of 23 stories based on the Church of the SubGenius, many with fantasy elements. Authors include John Shirley, William S. Burroughs, Robert Anton Wilson, and Lewis Shiner.

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