The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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_SF in Non-Genre Publications [1990]

A Troubling Along the Border Donald Aamodt (AvoNova 0-380-75827-X, Dec ’91 [Nov ’91], $4.50, 275pp, pb, cover by Daniel R. Horne) Fantasy novel, second book of a series. A guy from Baltimore must defeat an evil usurper in an alternate world.

The Last Whales Lloyd Abbey (Bantam UK 0-553-40196-3, Mar ’91, £3.99, 431pp, pb) Reprint (Grove Weidenfeld 1990) near-future mainstream novel about the last blue whales.

The Last Whales Lloyd Abbey (Ballantine 0-8041-0747-5, Aug ’91 [Jul ’91], $5.95, 340pp, pb) Reprint (Grove Weidenfeld 1990) post-holocaust sf novel told from the point-of-view of dying whales.

The Temper of Wisdom Lynn Abbey (Warner Questar 0-446-36226-3, Jan ’92 [Dec ’91], $4.99, 296pp, pb, cover by Janny Wurts) [Ultima Saga] Fantasy novelization based on the “Ultima Saga” game, second book of a series.

The Wooden Sword Lynn Abbey (Ace 0-441-90866-7, Sep ’91 [Aug ’91], $4.50, 247pp, pb, cover by Daniel R. Horne) [Wooden Sword] Fantasy novel of a young sorceress who joins forces with a prince protected by tree-magic against an evil wizard.

Beyond the Curve Kobo Abe (Kodansha International 4-770-01465-1, Apr ’91 [May ’91], $18.95, 247pp, hc, cover by Shiro Tsujimura) Collection of literary sf, the first collection of Abe’s short fiction, translated from the Japanese by Juliet Winters Carpenter.

The Killing of the Saints Alex Abella (Crown 0-517-58509-X, Sep ’91 [Aug ’91], $20.00, 308pp, hc, cover by Corsillo & Manzone) Occult detective novel that pits a Cubano court-appointed investigator against the murderous powers of Santeria. A first novel. Highly recommended (SW).

First Light Peter Ackroyd (Ballantine 0-345-36887-8, Apr ’91 [Mar ’91], $8.95, 328pp, tp) Reprint (Hamish Hamilton 1989) literary sf novel.

Runesword Volume Five: Dark Divide Mark Acres (Ace 0-441-73698-X, Oct ’91 [Sep ’91], $3.99, 183pp, pb, cover by Larry Elmore) [Runesword] Fantasy novel, fifth book of the “Runesword” series (each book is by a different author). Packaged by Bill Fawcett & Associates.

Deepcore James B. Adair (Berkley 0-425-13029-0, Nov ’91 [Oct ’91], $4.50, 280pp, pb, cover by Yuji Kaida) [Deepcore] Sf technothriller of an undersea weapons research facility sabotaged by a high-tech enemy, first book of a series.

Pep Rally [by Debra Doyle & James D. Macdonald] Nicholas Adams (Harper Paperbacks 0-06-106084-4, May ’91, $3.50, pb) [Horror High] Young-adult horror novel, “Horror High” #7.

Santa Claws Nicholas Adams (Harper Paperbacks 0-06-106108-5, Dec ’91 [Nov ’91], $3.50, 187pp, pb) Young-adult werewolf horror novel of a boy who realizes that he’s changing when the moon is full and fears that he’s responsible for the savage death of a local girl.

The Day Gone By: An Autobiography Richard Adams (Knopf 0-679-40117-2, Apr ’91 [Mar ’91], $25.00, 398pp, hc) Associational autobiography by a fantasy writer. It only covers the period 1920-1945! First American edition (Century Hutchinson 1990).

The Unwound Way William Adams & Cecil Brooks (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-37238-7, Nov ’91 [Oct ’91], $4.99, 339pp, pb, cover by Richard Hescox) [Unwound Way] Sf novel of a playwright missing in space for 100 years who returns to a different world.

The Addams Family Album Charles Addams (Hamish Hamilton 0-241-13188-X, Oct ’91, £10.99, 96pp, hc) Collection of ghoulish cartoons.

The World of Charles Addams Charles Addams (Knopf 0-394-58822-3, Oct ’91, $30.00, 305pp, hc, cover by Charles Addams) Collection of classic Charles Addams cartoons, both black and white and full-color, with an introduction by Wilfrid Sheed.

Strange Tales from the Strand ed. Jack Adrian (Oxford University Press 0-19-212305-X, Nov ’91, £15.95, 373pp, hc, cover by Mick Brownfield) Anthology of 29 ghost/supernatural stories from the past 100 years of Strand magazine.

The Secret Weavers: Stories of the Fantastic by Women of Argentina and Chile ed. Marjorie Agosin (White Pine Press 1-877727-15-6, Oct ’91 [Dec ’91], $11.00, 339pp, tp, cover by Remedios Varo) Anthology of many stories, excerpts, and fragments with fantastic elements ranging from fairy tale to sf, by women from Argentina and Chile. Translated from the Spanish by various translators.

The Survivalist #20: Firestorm Jerry Ahern (NEL 0-450-53090-6, Dec ’91 [Nov ’91], £3.50, 192pp, pb) [Survivalist] Reprint (Zebra 1990) post-holocaust thriller. [First U.K. edition]

The Survivalist #22: Brutal Conquest Jerry Ahern (Zebra 0-8217-3538-1, Oct ’91, $3.50, 254pp, pb) [Survivalist] Post-holocaust military sf novel in an ongoing series.

The Haunting of Lamb House Joan Aiken (Jonathan Cape 0-224-03041-8, Apr ’91 [May ’91], £12.99, 200pp, hc, cover by Liz Pyle) Ghost story based on a famous haunted house.

Midnight Is a Place Joan Aiken (Red Fox 0-09-979200-1, Feb ’91, £3.50, 344pp, pb) Reprint (Cape 1974) young-adult novel set in an alternate-world 19th century Britain, illustrated throughout by Pat Marriott.

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