The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998


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Xenocide Orson Scott Card (Tor 0-312-85056-5, Jul ’91, $21.95, 394pp, hc, cover by John Harris) [Ender Wiggin] Sf novel, third in the “Ender” series. A limited edition hardcover ($150.00) was announced but not seen.


Xenocide Orson Scott Card (Legend 0-7126-4773-2, Aug ’91, £14.99, 463pp, hc, cover by Nick Rodgers) [Ender Wiggin] Sf novel, following directly on from the events in Speaker for the Dead as Ender struggles to prevent humanity from destroying the Piggies and/or the Buggers. Recommended. (PSP) Simultaneous with U.S. (Tor) edition. Volume 3 in the “Ender” series.


Future on Fire ed. Orson Scott Card (Tor 0-812-51183-2, Feb ’91 [Jan ’91], $4.95, 376pp, pb, cover by Ron Walotsky) Anthology of 15 stories from the ’80s, with an introduction by the editor.


Star Trek: Battlestations Diane Carey (Titan 1-85286-361-7, Sep ’91, £3.99, 274pp, pb) [Star Trek: Fortunes of War] Reprint (Pocket 1986) sf novelization. [First U.K. edition]


Illywhacker Peter Carey (Harper Perennial 0-06-091331-2, Jan ’92, $10.00, 600pp, tp, cover by Honi Werner) Reprint (University of Queensland Press 1984) black comedy/literary fantasy novel.


Quiver River David Carkeet (HarperCollins 0-06-022453-3, Oct ’91 [Dec ’91], $14.95, 236pp, hc, cover by Robert Sabin) Young-adult fantasy/mystery of teenagers at a mountain lake resort who discover an Indian boy unable to grow up because the place he needs to perform his rite of passage into adulthood is lost beneath the waters of the man-made lake. Recommended (SW).


Dust to Dust Lillian Stewart Carl (Diamond 1-55773-547-6, Aug ’91 [Jul ’91], $4.95, 359pp, pb) [Mark Owen; Hilary Chase] Gothic romance with a real ghost roaming the ruins of a Scottish convent.


Hide and Seek William M. Carney (Zebra 0-8217-3315-X, Feb ’91 [Jan ’91], $4.50, 384pp, pb) Sf/horror novel of two children with superhuman IQs kidnapped by an evil South American scientist to be used as guinea pigs in his genetics experiments.


Secret Gardens: The Golden Age of Children’s Literature Humphrey Carpenter (Houghton Mifflin 0-395-57374-2, Jan ’91 [Mar ’91], $10.95, 235pp, hc) Reprint (Houghton Mifflin 1985) non-fiction; criticism. A guide to the golden age of children’s fantasy, from Carroll to Milne.


Conan the Hero Leonard Carpenter (Tor 0-812-51907-8, Sep ’91 [Aug ’91], $3.99, 278pp, pb, cover by Ken Kelly) [Conan] Reissue (Tor 1989) fantasy novelization based on Robert E. Howard’s character; second printing.


Conan the Outcast Leonard Carpenter (Tor 0-812-50928-5, Apr ’91 [Mar ’91], $3.95, 274pp, pb, cover by Ken Kelly) [Conan] Fantasy novelization based on Robert E. Howard’s character.


The Gateway of Time Bentley Carr (Merlin 0-86303-558-2, Jun ’91 [Aug ’91], £4.95, 72pp, tp) [Tales of Maroth] Young-adult fantasy novel about five children on holiday in Wales who get transported in time to 1486. Book One of “The Tales of Maroth.”


Black Cocktail Jonathan Carroll (St. Martin’s 0-312-06304-0, Sep ’91 [Aug ’91], $13.95, 76pp, hc, cover by Dave McKean) Dark fantasy novella, illustrated by Dave McKean. First American edition (Legend 1990).


Outside the Dog Museum Jonathan Carroll (Macdonald 0-356-19589-9, Apr ’91, £12.95, 244pp, hc, cover by Dave McKean) Literary fantasy novel about an architect commissioned by the Sultan of Saru to build the billion-dollar Dog Museum.


Voice of Our Shadow Jonathan Carroll (Futura 0-7088-4898-2, Apr ’91 [Mar ’91], £3.50, 189pp, pb, cover by Dave McKean) Reprint (Viking 1983) fantasy/horror novel.


The Complete Sylvie and Bruno Lewis Carroll (Mercury House 1-56279-009-9, Oct ’91 [Dec ’91], $30.00, 394pp, hc, cover by Renée Flower) Reprint (Macmillan 1889) novel with fantasy elements, illustrated by Renee Flower, edited and with an introduction by Thomas Christensen.


The Old Wives’ Fairy Tale Book ed. Angela Carter (BOMC/QPBC, Dec ’91 [Nov ’91], $10.95, 242pp, tp, cover by Zita Asbaghi) Reprint (Pantheon 1990; Virago 1990 as The Virago Book of Fairy Tales) collection of 54 short fairy tales from different traditions, with an introduction by Carter and illustrations by Corinna Sargood. This is identical to the Pantheon edition except it lacks an ISBN and price and has the dust jacket printed as the soft cover.


The Virago Book of Fairy Tales ed. Angela Carter (Virago 1-85381-440-7, Oct ’91, £6.99, 242pp, tp, cover by Corinna Sargood) Reprint (Virago 1990; Pantheon 1990 as The Old Wives’ Fairy Tale Book) anthology of fairy tales from around the world.


Torg: The Possibility Wars Book Three: The Nightmare Dream Jonatha Ariadne Caspian (West End 0-87431-303-1, Nov ’90 [May ’91], $4.95, 314pp, pb, cover by Daniel R. Horne) [Torg] Sf novelization, from a game created by Greg Gordon and Bill Slavicsek.


Dragon Season Michael Cassutt (Tor 0-812-50392-9, Dec ’91 [Nov ’91], $4.99, 247pp, pb, cover by Alan Gutierrez) Fantasy novel. An air force lieutenant hunts for the girl he loves in an alternate world.


Daughter of Destiny Jackie Casto (Leisure 0-8439-3046-2, Dec ’90 [Dec ’91], $3.95, 366pp, pb) A “futuristic romance” of a handsome warrior captivated by a telepathic woman. This is a 1990 book not seen until now.


The New Frontier Jackie Casto (Leisure 0-8439-3201-5, Jan ’92 [Dec ’91], $4.50, 366pp, pb) Sf romance. A young woman who hates men ends up on a planet where women must bear children for the human race to survive, so she selects a man she believes won’t want her but ends up falling in love.


Haunting with Louisa: The Ghost Ferry Emily Cates (Bantam Skylark 0-553-15863-5, Mar ’91 [Jul ’91], $3.50, 152pp, pb, cover by Carin Baker) Young-adult ghost novel.


Lucifer’s Eye Hugh B. Cave (Tor 0-812-51079-8, Mar ’91 [Feb ’91], $3.95, 284pp, pb, cover by Mark & Stephanie Gerber) Horror novel set in the Caribbean.


Fantasy: The 100 Best Books James Cawthorn & Michael Moorcock (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-708-9, Aug ’91 [Jul ’91], $8.95, 216pp, tp) Reprint (Xanadu 1988) non-fiction; reference. Short essays on the 100 best fantasy books as chosen by Cawthorn and Moorcock.


The Devil in Love Jacques Cazotte (Dedalus 0-946626-73-1, Jun ’91, £5.99, 109pp, tp, cover by Tim Gray) Reprint (Hookham & Carpenter 1793) literary fantasy novel. A new translation by Judith Landry, with an introduction by Brian Stableford.


Cerberus: A Wolf in the Fold Jack L. Chalker (Penguin 0-14-012320-2, Feb ’91, £3.99, 243pp, pb, cover by Alan Craddock) [Four Lords of the Diamond] Reprint (Del Rey 1982) sf novel. Volume Two in “The Four Lords of the Diamond.”


Charon: A Dragon at the Gate Jack L. Chalker (Penguin 0-14-012321-0, Apr ’91, £3.99, 289pp, pb, cover by Alan Craddock) [Four Lords of the Diamond] Reprint (Del Rey 1982) sf novel. Volume Three in “The Four Lords of the Diamond”. [First U.K. edition]


Demons of the Dancing Gods Jack L. Chalker (Orbit 0-7088-8174-2, Aug ’91, £4.50, 257pp, pb) [Dancing Gods] Reissue (Del Rey 1984) fantasy novel. Volume Two in the “Dancing Gods” series.


The Labyrinth of Dreams Jack L. Chalker (Tor 0-812-51928-0, Jan ’92 [Dec ’91], $3.99, 320pp, pb, cover by Tim White) [G.O.D. Inc.] Reissue (Tor 1987) sf detective novel, first book of the “G.O.D. Inc.” series; fourth printing.


Medusa: A Tiger by the Tail Jack L. Chalker (Penguin 0-14-012322-9, Jun ’91, £4.50, 294pp, pb, cover by Alan Craddock) [Four Lords of the Diamond] Reprint (Del Rey 1983) sf novel. Volume Four in “The Four Lords of the Diamond”. [First U.K. edition]


The Ninety Trillion Fausts Jack L. Chalker (Ace 0-441-69993-6, Oct ’91, $18.95, 263pp, hc, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Quintara Marathon] Sf novel, third book of “The Quintara Marathon” series.


Riders of the Winds Jack L. Chalker (NEL 0-450-55100-8, May ’91 [Apr ’91], £3.50, 276pp, pb) [Changewinds] Reprint (Ace 1988) sf novel. Book Two in the “Changewinds” series. [First U.K. edition]


The River of the Dancing Gods Jack L. Chalker (Orbit 0-7088-8163-7, Aug ’91, £4.50, 263pp, pb) [Dancing Gods] Reissue (Del Rey 1984) fantasy novel. Volume One in the “Dancing Gods” series.


The Run to Chaos Keep Jack L. Chalker (Ace 0-441-69347-4, May ’91 [Apr ’91], $18.95, 359pp, hc, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Quintara Marathon] Sf novel, second book of “The Quintara Marathon” series.


Songs of the Dancing Gods Jack L. Chalker (Orbit 0-7088-4962-8, Aug ’91, £4.50, 322pp, pb) [Dancing Gods] Reprint (Del Rey 1990) fantasy novel. Volume Four in the “Dancing Gods” series. [First U.K. edition]


Soul Rider, Book One: Spirits of Flux & Anchor Jack L. Chalker (Roc UK 0-14-012314-8, Sep ’91, £4.50, 320pp, pb, cover by David O’Connor) [Soul Rider] Reprint (Tor 1984) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]


Soul Rider, Book Three: Masters of Flux & Anchor Jack L. Chalker (Roc UK 0-14-012316-4, Dec ’91, £4.50, 429pp, pb, cover by David O’Connor) [Soul Rider] Reprint (Tor 1985) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]


Soul Rider, Book Two: Empires of Flux & Anchor Jack L. Chalker (Roc UK 0-14-012315-6, Oct ’91, £4.50, 320pp, pb, cover by David O’Connor) [Soul Rider] Reprint (Tor 1984) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]


Vengeance of the Dancing Gods Jack L. Chalker (Orbit 0-7088-8175-0, Aug ’91, £4.50, 303pp, pb) [Dancing Gods] Reissue (Del Rey 1985) fantasy novel. Volume Three in the “Dancing Gods” series.


War of Shadows Jack L. Chalker (Ace 0-441-87197-6, Dec ’91 [Nov ’91], $3.99, 314pp, pb, cover by Royo) Reissue (Ace 1979) sf novel; fifth printing.


War of the Maelstrom Jack L. Chalker (NEL 0-450-55184-9, Sep ’91, £4.99, 360pp, pb) [Changewinds] Reprint (Ace 1988) sf/fantasy novel. Book Three of the “Changewinds” series. [First U.K. edition]


When the Changewinds Blow Jack L. Chalker (NEL 0-450-53714-5, Jan ’91, £3.99, 293pp, pb) [Changewinds] Reprint (Ace 1987) sf/fantasy novel. Book One of the “Changewinds” series.


The Science Fantasy Publishers: A Critical and Bibliographic History: Third Edition Jack L. Chalker & Mark Owings (Mirage Press 0-88358-204-X, Nov ’91, $75.00, 744pp, hc) Non-fiction; reference. A guide to the fantastic small press, with some bibliographic material. Third edition of a work revised and expanded from The Index to the Science-Fantasy Publishers by Mark Owings. Available from Mirage Press, Box 1689, Westminster MD 21158.


The Red Tape War Jack L. Chalker, Mike Resnick & George Alec Effinger (Tor 0-312-85151-0, Apr ’91 [Mar ’91], $17.95, 244pp, hc, cover by Frank Kelly Freas) Humorous satirical sf novel written in round-robin fashion, with the authors alternating chapters and leaving each other with impossible problems to solve.


The Red Tape War Jack L. Chalker, Mike Resnick & George Alec Effinger (Tor 0-812-51282-0, Dec ’91 [Nov ’91], $3.99, 244pp, pb, cover by Frank Kelly Freas) Reprint (Tor 1991) humorous satirical sf novel written in round-robin fashion, with the authors alternating chapters and leaving each other with impossible problems to solve.


More Shapes Than One Fred Chappell (St. Martin’s 0-312-06418-7, Sep ’91, $17.95, 197pp, hc, cover by Andrea Futter) Collection of 13 stories, nearly all dark fantasy or horror. Highly recommended (SW).


Listening to Brahms Suzy McKee Charnas (Pulphouse 1-56146-519-4, May ’91, $1.95, 46pp, pb, cover by Alan Giana) Nebula-nominated sf short story that originally appeared in Omni. This is its first book publication. Short story paperback #19.


Shadowrun: Choose Your Enemies Carefully Robert N. Charrette (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45087-6, Feb ’91 [Jan ’91], $4.50, 373pp, pb, cover by John Zeleznik) [Shadowrun] Fantasy novelization based on the “Shadowrun” game, second book of the “Secrets of Power” trilogy.


Shadowrun: Choose Your Enemies Carefully Robert N. Charrette (Roc UK 0-14-015240-7, Aug ’91 [Jul ’91], £4.50, 373pp, pb, cover by John Zeleznik) [Shadowrun] Reprint (Roc 1991) fantasy novelization based on a game. Volume 2 in the “Secrets of Power” trilogy. [First U.K. edition]


Shadowrun: Find Your Own Truth Robert N. Charrette (Roc UK 0-14-015241-5, Dec ’91, £4.50, 329pp, pb, cover by John Zeleznik) [Shadowrun] Reprint (Roc 1991) fantasy novelization based on the “Shadowrun” game. Volume 3 in the “Secrets of Power” trilogy. [First U.K. edition]


Shadowrun: Never Deal with a Dragon Robert N. Charrette (Roc UK 0-14-015239-3, Apr ’91, £4.50, 377pp, pb) [Shadowrun] Reprint (Roc 1990) fantasy novelization based on the “Shadowrun” game. Volume 1 in the “Secrets of Power” trilogy. [First U.K. edition]


Shadowrun: Secrets of Power #3: Find Your Own Truth Robert N. Charrette (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45082-5, Jun ’91, $4.50, 329pp, pb, cover by John Zeleznik) [Shadowrun] Fantasy novelization based on the “Shadowrun” game.


Hawk’s Flight Carol Chase (Baen 0-671-72064-3, Jun ’91 [May ’91], $4.95, 437pp, pb) Fantasy novel about a young merchant chosen to defend his land from evil. A first novel.


Crucible Robert R. Chase (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-36656-5, Jul ’91 [Jun ’91], $3.95, 182pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Game of Fox and Lion] Sf novel, sequel to The Game of Fox and Lion.


Chernevog C. J. Cherryh (Mandarin 0-7493-0537-1, Mar ’91, £7.99, 328pp, tp, cover by Melvyn Grant) [Rusalka] Reprint (Del Rey 1990) fantasy novel. Sequel to Rusalka.


Chernevog C. J. Cherryh (SFBC #18124, Apr ’91, $8.98, 328pp, hc, cover by Keith Parkinson) [Rusalka] Reprint (Del Rey 1990) fantasy novel, sequel to Rusalka.


Chernevog C. J. Cherryh (Methuen 0-413-65040-5, Apr ’91, £14.99, 328pp, hc, cover by Melvyn Grant) [Rusalka] Reprint (Del Rey 1990) fantasy novel. Sequel to Rusalka.


Chernevog C. J. Cherryh (Mandarin 0-7493-0952-0, Sep ’91 [Jul ’91], £4.99, 328pp, pb, cover by Melvyn Grant) [Rusalka] Reprint (Del Rey 1990) fantasy novel. Sequel to Rusalka.


Chernevog C. J. Cherryh (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-37351-0, Oct ’91 [Sep ’91], $5.99, 315pp, pb, cover by Keith Parkinson) [Rusalka] Reprint (Del Rey 1990) fantasy novel set in a mythical pre-Christian Russia, sequel to Russalka.


Ealdwood C. J. Cherryh (Gollancz 0-575-04575-2, Jan ’91, £4.50, 432pp, pb, cover by Julek Heller) [Arafel’s Saga] Reprint (SFBC 1983 as Arafel’s Saga) omnibus of The Dreamstone and The Tree of Sword and Jewels. The 1979 Donald Grant volume entitled Ealdwood was a novella that formed the first half of The Dreamstone.


Heavy Time C. J. Cherryh (Warner Questar 0-446-51616-3, Jun ’91, $19.95, 330pp, hc, cover by Don Maitz) [Alliance-Union] Near-future space thriller. The beginning of the “Merchanter” universe.


Heavy Time C. J. Cherryh (Easton Press, Jun ’91, no price, 330pp, hc) [Alliance-Union] Near-future space thriller, with an introduction by James Gunn and artwork by Frank Mayo. This edition is “simultaneous” with the Warner edition that appeared a month earlier. This special leatherbound gilt-edge edition is part of the “Signed First Editions of Science Fiction” series and is available by subscription only.


Heavy Time C. J. Cherryh (SFBC #18287, Jun ’91 [Jul ’91], $5.98, 330pp, hc, cover by Don Maitz) [Alliance-Union] Reprint (Warner Questar 1991) near-future space thriller.


Heavy Time C. J. Cherryh (NEL 0-450-55689-1, Jul ’91 [Jun ’91], £7.99, 314pp, tp) [Alliance-Union] Sf novel about prospecting in the asteroid belt. Simultaneous with U.S. edition (Warner Questar). Also available in hardcover (-54809-0, £14.99). In the “Merchanter” series.


Merovingen Nights: Angel with the Sword C. J. Cherryh (DAW 0-88677-143-9, Aug ’91 [Jul ’91], $3.50, 295pp, pb, cover by Tim Hildebrandt) [Merovingen Nights] Reissue (DAW 1985) sf novel. The “Merovingen Nights” shared world anthology series comes from this, but it doesn’t have a series number; fourth printing.


The Pride of Chanur C. J. Cherryh (DAW 0-88677-292-3, Feb ’91, $3.95, 223pp, pb, cover by Michael Whelan) [Chanur] Reissue (DAW 1982) sf novel, first book of the “Chanur” tetralogy; eighth printing.


Rimrunners C. J. Cherryh (NEL 0-450-54981-X, Apr ’91 [Mar ’91], £3.99, 288pp, pb) [Alliance-Union] Reprint (Warner 1989) sf novel.


Rusalka C. J. Cherryh (Mandarin 0-7493-0372-7, Mar ’91, £3.99, 374pp, pb, cover by Melvyn Grant) [Rusalka] Reprint (Del Rey 1989) fantasy novel.


Yvgenie C. J. Cherryh (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-36784-7, Nov ’91 [Oct ’91], $19.00, 282pp, hc, cover by Keith Parkinson) [Rusalka] Fantasy novel set in a mythical pre-Christian Russia, third book of the “Rusalka” series.


Merovingen Nights #7: Endgame ed. C. J. Cherryh (DAW 0-88677-481-0, Aug ’91 [Jul ’91], $4.99, 312pp, pb, cover by Tim Hildebrandt) [Merovingen Nights] Original anthology of seven stories, seventh in a series. These are presented in a “braided” format, with pieces of overlapping stories presented in chronological order.


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