The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Best Short Stories of J.G. Ballard J. G. Ballard (Pocket/Washington Square Press 0-671-61451-7, Dec ’85, $4.95, 358pp, pb) Reprint (Holt, Rinehart & Winston 1978) collection of 19 stories.

Concrete Island J. G. Ballard (Vintage 0-394-74107-2, Sep ’85, $3.95, 176pp, pb) [Crash] Reprint (Cape 1974) quasi-fantasy novel. Thematic sequel to Crash.

Crash J. G. Ballard (Vintage 0-394-74109-9, Sep ’85, $3.95, 224pp, pb) [Crash] Reprint (Cape 1973) auto-erotic fantasy novel.

Empire of the Sun J. G. Ballard (Washington Square Press 0-671-53053-4, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $4.50, 375pp, pb) [Empire of the Sun] Reprint (Gollancz 1984) autobiographical novel; non-sf, associational.

Empire of the Sun J. G. Ballard (QPB/Simon & Schuster, Dec ’85, $7.95, 279pp, pb) [Empire of the Sun] Reprint (Gollancz 1984) associational item, a non-sf/fantasy novel by a renowned sf author. Identical to the Simon & Schuster edition, with the jacket printed as the paperback cover.

The Terminal Beach J. G. Ballard (Gollancz 0-575-03514-5, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], £8.95, 221pp, hc) Reissue (Gollancz 1964) collection. This differs from the earlier American paperback Terminal Beach (Berkley 1964).

The Unlimited Dream Company J. G. Ballard (Washington Square Press 0-671-60537-2, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $4.50, 254pp, pb) Reprint (Cape 1979) surrealistic fantasy novel.

The Voices of Time J. G. Ballard (Gollancz 0-575-03515-3, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], £8.95, 197pp, hc) Reissue (Gollancz 1974 as The Four-Dimensional Nightmare) collection. It differs from the earlier version, The Four-Dimensional Nightmare (Gollancz 1963) by two stories and also differs from The Voices of Time and Other Stories (Berkley 1962).

Books of Blood Clive Barker (Scream/Press 0-910489-14-9, Nov ’85, $50.00 special boxed edition, $30.00 trade edition, 455pp, hc) Omnibus edition of Clive Barker’s Books of Blood, Vols. 1, 2, & 3 (all Sphere 1984). First omnibus, and first American edition of an original collection which was split into three volumes for its first appearance. All 3 have corrected texts and some slight rewriting here. World Fantasy Award winner Barker is one of the hottest new talents, and the book is fittingly illustrated with gruesome artwork by J.K. Potter and Harry O. Morris. Recommended—but not for the easily offended or the faint of heart. (FCM)

Clive Barker’s Books of Blood, Vol. IV Clive Barker (Sphere 0-7221-1373-0, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], £1.50, 151pp, pb) Original collection of five tales, part of the new set of three “Books of Blood” issued simultaneously.

Clive Barker’s Books of Blood, Vol. V Clive Barker (Sphere 0-7221-1374-9, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], £1.50, 149pp, pb) Original collection of four dark tales.

Clive Barker’s Books of Blood, Vol. VI Clive Barker (Sphere 0-7221-1375-7, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], £1.50, 152pp, pb) Original collection of four stories and a “postscript.”

Clive Barker’s Books of Blood, Vol.s One, Two & Three Clive Barker (Weidenfeld & Nicolson 0-297-78788-8, 1985 [Dec ’85], £75, 149 + 150 + 182pp, hc) Reprint (Sphere 1984) boxed set, original collection in three volumes, signed and with cover art by the author. Limited to 200 boxed sets. There is also an unboxed, unsigned edition of 800 copies available.

The Damnation Game Clive Barker (Weidenfeld & Nicolson 0-297-78720-9, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], £8.95, 374pp, hc) Horror novel; Barker’s first novel.

Flamesong M. A. R. Barker (DAW 0-88677-076-9, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $3.50, 412pp, pb) Fantasy novel, a new adventure set on Tekumel. Based on the author’s board game, “Empire of the Petal Throne.”

The Man of Gold M. A. R. Barker (DAW 0-88677-082-3, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $3.95, 367pp, pb) Reissue (DAW 1984) fantasy novel; 4th printing.

Queen of Knights Monica Barrie (Pocket 0-671-46973-8, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $3.95, 372pp, pb) Historical fantasy novel; “Monica Barrie” is a pseudonym for David Wind. Wind, in a private letter, insists the book (despite its romance packaging) is a straight historical fantasy with Robin Hood, Richard the Lion-Heart, and Celtic mythology.

Child of Tomorrow Barbara Bartholomew (NAL/Signet 0-451-13781-7, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $2.50, 192pp, pb) [Time Keeper] Young-adult sf novel, Book 2 of the “Time Keeper” trilogy.

The Time Keeper Barbara Bartholomew (NAL/Signet Vista 0-451-13629-2, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $2.50, 191pp, pb) [Time Keeper] Sf novel, first of a young-adult series.

When Dreamers Cease to Dream Barbara Bartholomew (NAL/Signet/Vista 0-451-13869-4, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $2.50, 190pp, pb) [Time Keeper] Young-adult sf novel, Book 3 of “The Time Keeper” trilogy.

A Book of Dragons Hosie & Leonard Baskin (Knopf 0-394-86298-8, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $12.95, unpaginated, hc) An art book with illustrations by Leonard and text by his son Hosie. Monsters not usually thought of as dragons are included, and the artwork often creates a mood of dark horror. Recommended for anyone liking non-traditional fantasy art. (FCM)

Nightwings Cary Bates, Gene Colan & Neal McPheeters (DC Comics 0-930289-06-04, Dec ’85, $5.95, unpaginated, pb) “Graphic novel” adaptation of a novelette by Robert Silverberg (Galaxy, Sep. 1968). It’s an 8½" x 11" paperback.

Satyrday Steven Bauer (Berkley 0-425-07964-3, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $2.75, 223pp, pb) Reprint (Berkley-Putnam 1980) fantasy novel.

The Emerald City of Oz L. Frank Baum (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32028-X, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $2.50, 299pp, pb) [Oz] Reissue (Reilly & Britton 1910) juvenile fantasy novel, “Oz” #6. 3rd Del Rey printing.

Little Wizard Stories of Oz L. Frank Baum (Schocken 0-8052-4005-5, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $14.95, 145pp, hc) [Oz] Reprint (Reilly & Britton 1914) collection of 6 short “Oz” stories for younger readers, with 42 color illustrations by John R. Neill and an introduction by Michael Patrick Hearn.

The Marvelous Land of Oz L. Frank Baum (Morrow/Books of Wonder 0-688-05439-0, Aug ’85 [Sep ’85], $15.00, 289pp, hc) [Oz] Reprint (Reilly & Britton 1904) juvenile fantasy novel, facsimile of the first edition, with b&w and color illustrations by John R. Neill.

The Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum (Unicorn 0-88101-018-9, Dec ’85, $14.95, 191pp, hc) [Oz] Reprint (Hill 1900 as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) fantasy novel, illustrated by Greg Hildebrandt.

The Eggchild Lorna Baxter (Ace 0-441-19258-0, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $2.75, 161pp, pb) Reprint (Dutton 1979) juvenile fantasy novel, with new illustrations by Charles Vess.

The Forest of Peldain Barrington J. Bayley (DAW 0-88677-068-8, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $2.75, 223pp, pb) Fantasy novel.

The Rod of Light Barrington J. Bayley (Methuen 0-413-58160-8, Oct ’85, £2.50, 193pp, pb) [Soul of the Robot] Sf novel, sequel to The Soul of the Robot. “Beneath a fake landscape in a wild bare desert, the impossible is happening. Robots are trying to make souls.”

Blood Music Greg Bear (Arbor House 0-87795-720-7, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $14.95, 262pp, hc) Sf novel based on the award-winning story of the same name. Recommended. (FCM)

Blood Music Greg Bear (SFBC #2354, Nov ’85, $4.98, 215pp, hc) Reprint (Arbor House 1985) sf novel.

Eon Greg Bear (Bluejay 0-312-94144-7, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $16.95, 504pp, hc) [Eon] Sf novel of wild universe spanning conflicts. Highly recommended. (CNB)

Strength of Stones Greg Bear (Ace 0-441-79066-6, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $2.75, 237pp, pb) Reissue (Ace 1981) sf novel formed from related novelettes. 2nd Ace printing.

Spectacles Ann Beattie (Workman/Ariel 0-89480-924-5, Oct ’85 [Nov ’85], $10.95, 37pp, hc) Juvenile fantasy short story, illustrated by Winslow Pels.

Trauma 2020: Book 3: Silent Slaughter Peter Beere (Arrow 0-09-943480-6, 1985 [Oct ’85], £1.95, 202pp, pb) [Trauma 2020] 21st-century action thriller, third novel in a series.

The Mummy, the Will, and the Crypt John Bellairs (Bantam Skylark 0-553-15323-4, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $2.50, 168pp, pb) [Johnny Dixon] Reprint (Dial 1983) juvenile fantasy novel, second in the “Johnny Dixon” series.

The Revenge of the Wizard’s Ghost John Bellairs (Dial 0-8037-0170-5, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $11.95, 147pp, hc) [Johnny Dixon] Young-adult fantasy novel in the series featuring Johnny Dixon. Also announced in a library edition, -0177-2, $11.89.

The Spell of the Sorcerer’s Skull John Bellairs (Bantam Skylark 0-553-15357-9, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $2.50, 170pp, pb) [Johnny Dixon] Reprint (Dial 1984) young-adult fantasy novel.

The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn John Bellairs (Bantam Skylark 0-553-15095-2, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $2.50, 180pp, pb) [Anthony Monday] Reissue (Harcourt 1978) young-adult fantasy novel. Illustrations by Judith Gwyn Brown. Second printing.

Haunted Women: The Best Supernatural Tales By American Women Writers ed. Alfred Bendixen (Ungar 0-8044-2052-1, Oct ’85 [Nov ’85], $14.95, 276pp, hc) Anthology of 13 stories, mostly written in the last century.

Across the Sea of Suns Gregory Benford (SFBC #1814, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $7.98, 342pp, hc) [In the Ocean of Night; Galactic Center] Reprint (Timescape 1984) sf novel, sequel to In the Ocean of Night. Highly recommended. (CNB)

Artifact Gregory Benford (Tor 0-312-93048-8, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $16.95, 533pp, hc) Sf novel, a complex entertaining story with bestseller thriller elements. Recommended. (FCM)

Shiva Descending Gregory Benford & William Rotsler (Tor 0-812-53183-3, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $3.95, 394pp, pb) Reprint (Avon 1980) sf novel.

Terra! Stefano Benni (Pantheon 0-394-74064-5, Oct ’85, $6.95, 360pp, pb) Satiric sf novel of a decadent post-holocaust world of “madcap adventure.” A first novel, published in Italy in 1983; translation by Annapaola Cancogni.

Psi Patrol: Hendra’s Book Hendra Benoit (Scholastic/Point 0-590-33202-3, 1985 [Sep ’85], $2.25, 137pp, pb) [Psi Patrol] Young-adult fantasy novel, part of a series about kids who “touched a piece of satellite that dropped through the roof of the mall” and developed psychic powers. Authorship is credited to the heroine, although it’s written in the third person.

Vintage Science Fiction Films, 1896-1949 Michael Benson (McFarland 0-89950-085-4, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $18.95, 219pp, hc) Chronological filmography of about 375 films, with annotations and indexes. There is light-hearted and very readable commentary throughout, plus lots of behind-the-scenes information. A book to read as well as keep for reference. Recommended. (CNB)

Ariel Jack M. Bickham (Tor 0-812-58086-9, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $3.95, 348pp, pb) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1984) sf novel of a sentient computer.

Alien Main Lloyd Biggle, Jr. & T. L. Sherred (Doubleday 0-385-19358-0, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $12.95, 182pp, hc) [Alien Island] Sf novel, a sequel to Sherred’s Alien Island (1970) completed by Biggle.

The Destiny Dice David F. Bischoff (NAL/Signet 0-451-13489-3, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $2.95, 238pp, pb) [Gaming Magi] Fantasy novel, Book One of “The Gaming Magi”.

Galactic Warriors David F. Bischoff (Ace 0-441-27256-8, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $2.75, 188pp, pb) [Star Hounds] Sf novel, “Star Hounds” #2.

Star Hounds, Book One: The Infinite Battle David F. Bischoff (Ace 0-441-37018-7, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $2.75, 171pp, pb) [Star Hounds] Sf novel, “Star Hounds” #1.

Wraith Board David F. Bischoff (NAL/Signet 0-451-13669-1, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $2.95, 238pp, pb) [Gaming Magi] Gaming fantasy novel, “The Gaming Magi” #2.

Tin Woodman David F. Bischoff & Dennis R. Bailey (Ace 0-441-81293-7, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $2.75, 182pp, pb) Reissue (Doubleday 1979) sf novel. 2nd Ace printing.

A Personal Demon David F. Bischoff, Rich Brown & Linda Richardson (NAL/Signet 0-451-13814-7, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $2.95, 253pp, pb) [Anathae] Fantasy novel. Portions appeared previously as stories by “Michael F.X. Milhaus.”

Night of the Dragonstar David F. Bischoff & Thomas F. Monteleone (Berkley 0-425-07963-5, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $2.95, 264pp, pb) [Dragonstar] Sf novel, sequel to Day of the Dragonstar, described in the publicity as “lizards from outer space.” It isn’t a “V” novel.

Ancient of Days Michael Bishop (Arbor House 0-87795-724-X, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $16.95, 354pp, hc) Sf novel, an expansion of “Her Habiline Husband”. Highly recommended. (DLN)

Ancient of Days Michael Bishop (SFBC #1604, Nov ’85 [Dec ’85], $7.98, 337pp, hc) Reprint (Arbor House 1985) sf novel of a homo habilis alive in modern America. The original novella covered the ground completely. (CNB)

Approaches to the Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin James Bittner (UMI 0-8357-1573-6, 1984 [May ’85], $24.95 + postage, 161pp, hc) Non-fiction, literary criticism. This revision of a doctoral thesis appeared in 1984, but we didn’t see it until 1985. [Ursula K. Le Guin]

Contrary Modes ed. Jenny & Russell Blackford, Lucy Sussex & Norman Talbot (Ebony Books 0-9590655-2-0, Aug ’85 [Sep ’85], A$4.95, 155pp, pb) Non-fiction; critical studies. The Proceedings of the 1985 worldcon’s academic track, 10 essays by George Turner, Russell Blackford, and others. Available by surface mail for US$6.00/£3.50, by air mail for US$11.00/£5.50.

The Children of Anthi Jay D. Blakeney (Ace 0-441-10399-5, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $2.75, 251pp, pb) [Children of Anthi] Sf novel; probably a first novel.

Cold War in Hell Harry Blamires (Nelson 0-8407-5930-4, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $4.95, 195pp, pb) [Devil’s Hunting Grounds] Reprint (Longmans 1955) fantasy novel, second in a trilogy.

The Devil’s Hunting Grounds Harry Blamires (Nelson 0-8407-5932-0, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $4.95, 172pp, pb) [Devil’s Hunting Grounds] Reprint (Longmans 1954) satiric Christian fantasy novel, first in a trilogy.

Highway to Heaven Harry Blamires (Nelson 0-8407-5928-2, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $4.95, 192pp, pb) [Devil’s Hunting Grounds] Reprint (Longmans 1955) fantasy novel, conclusion of a trilogy.

Utopia: The Psychology of a Cultural Fantasy David Bleich (UMI 0-8357-1574-4, 1984 [May ’85], $24.95 + postage, 154pp, hc) Non-fiction; literary criticism. This first book version of a dissertation appeared in 1984, but we didn’t see it until 1985.

Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy & Horror, 2 Vols. ed. Everett F. Bleiler (Scribners 0-684-17808-7, Nov ’85, $135.00, 1169pp, hc) A major reference work in two volumes with critical essays on fantasy authors. The book is done chronologically and is excellent on earlier work but fairly sketchy on the current crop (22 post-1940 writers are discussed). It has excellent coverage of the early 20th Century. Recommended, especially for libraries. Not Available in bookstores. Must be ordered direct. (CNB)

Spock Must Die! James Blish (Bantam 0-553-24634-8, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $2.95, 118pp, pb) [Star Trek] Reissue (Bantam 1970) Star Trek novel. 17th printing.

Star Trek 12 James Blish & J. A. Lawrence (Bantam Spectra 0-553-25252-6, Nov ’85 [Sep ’85], $2.95, 177pp, pb) [Star Trek] Reissue (Bantam 1977) collection of adaptations of stories from the original Star Trek tv series. It was announced under the new title The Corbomite Maneuver but kept its original title after all.

Star Trek: Dwellers in the Crucible Margaret Wander Bonanno (Pocket 0-671-60373-6, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $3.50, 308pp, pb) [Star Trek] Star Trek novel, Star Trek #25.

Atlas Jorge Luis Borges (Dutton 0-525-24344-5, Nov ’85, $14.95, 95pp, hc) A “scrapbook” of prose, poems, travel notes, and photographs, assembled in collaboration with Maria Kodama and translated by Anthony Kerrigan. It originally appeared in Argentina, under the same title, from Editoria Sudamerica S.A. (1984).

As on a Darkling Plain Ben Bova (Tor 0-812-53200-7, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $2.95, 287pp, pb) Reprint (Walker 1972) sf novel.

The Astral Mirror Ben Bova (Tor 0-812-53217-1, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $2.95, 274pp, pb) Collection, with both stories and non-fiction essays on a variety of topics.

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