The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998


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Pellucidar Edgar Rice Burroughs (Ace 0-441-65857-1, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $2.75, 191pp, pb) [Pellucidar] Reissue (McClurg 1923) novel. 9th Ace printing. Book 2 in the series.


Savage Pellucidar Edgar Rice Burroughs (Ace 0-441-75137-7, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $2.75, 255pp, pb) [Pellucidar] Reissue (Canaveral 1963) sf novel. The seventh and concluding volume in the series. 12th Ace printing.


Tanar of Pellucidar Edgar Rice Burroughs (Ace 0-441-79798-9, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $2.75, 254pp, pb) [Pellucidar] Reissue (Metro 1930) sf novel. “Pellucidar” #3.


Tarzan At the Earth’s Core Edgar Rice Burroughs (Ace 0-441-79858-6, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $2.75, 256pp, pb) [Pellucidar; Tarzan] Reissue (Metropolitan 1930) sf novel, 4th in the “Pellucidar” series and 13th in the “Tarzan” series. 10th Ace printing.


Exterminator! William S. Burroughs (Penguin 0-14-005003-5, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $4.95, 168pp, pb) Reprint (Viking 1973) experimental novel which includes “science-fantasy war,” conspiracies, and Dr. Fu Manchu.


All These Earths F. M. Busby (Bantam Spectra 0-553-25413-8, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $2.95, 215pp, pb) Reprint (Berkley 1978) sf novel.


Rebel’s Quest F. M. Busby (Bantam 0-553-24727-1, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $2.75, 243pp, pb) [Bran Tregare] Sf novel, sequel to Star Rebel. An excellent space opera. Recommended. (CNB)


Clay’s Ark Octavia E. Butler (Ace 0-441-11089-4, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $2.75, 201pp, pb) [Patternist] Reprint (St. Martin’s 1984) sf novel.


The Long Forgetting Edward A. Byers (Baen 0-671-55980-X, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $2.95, 283pp, pb) Sf novel, a first novel.


Killer Station Martin Caidin (Baen 0-671-55996-6, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $3.50, 370pp, pb) Sf novel. Watch out for the falling space station. The 1984 copyright is apparently a mistake. It’s an original.


Saturnalia Grant Callin (Baen 0-671-65546-9, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $2.95, 278pp, pb) [Saturnalia] Sf novel. A first novel.


Cold Print Ramsey Campbell (Scream/Press 0-910489-13-0, Mar ’85 [Apr ’85], $37.50 signed/boxed edition of 250; $17.50 trade edition, 219pp, hc) Collection of 15 “Cthulhu Mythos” stories, plus two essays, with illustrations by J.K. Potter.


The Doll Who Ate His Mother Ramsey Campbell (Tor 0-812-51654-0, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $3.50, 284pp, pb) Reprint (Bobbs-Merrill 1976) horror novel.


The Face That Must Die Ramsey Campbell (Tor 0-812-51658-3, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $3.95, 351pp, pb) Reprint (Scream/Press 1983) horror novel. Revised text of the 1979 British edition. This has the 1983 foreword.


The Nameless Ramsey Campbell (Tor 0-812-58125-3, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $3.50, 312pp, pb) Reprint (Macmillan 1981) horror-fantasy novel.


Obsession Ramsey Campbell (Macmillan 0-02-521130-7, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $16.95, 247pp, hc) Dark fantasy/horror novel.


A Monster At Christmas Thomas Canty (Donald M. Grant 0-937986-67-4, Oct ’85, $30.00, 44pp, hc) Fantasy/horror poem with text by Canty, color illustrations by Phil Hale, a jauntily gruesome production a la Gremlins, guaranteed to give nightmares to sensitive tots. (FCM) Oversized volume in limited edition signed by author and artist.


War with the Newts Karel Capek (Allen & Unwin/Unicorn 0-04-823308-0, 1985 [Dec ’85], £2.95, 241pp, pb) This is a new translation, by Ewald Osers, of the satiric Czech sf novel Valka s Mloky (Prague 1936); an earlier English version appeared from Allen & Unwin in 1937.


War with the Newts Karel Capek (Northwestern University Press 0-8101-0663-9, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $8.95, 348pp, pb) Reprint (Allen & Unwin 1937) classic satiric sf novel translated by M & R Weatherall from the Czeck Valka s Mloky (1936), with a new introduction by Czech dissident writer Ivan Klima. A hardcover edition (0-8101-0700-7, $24.95) has also been announced, but we haven’t seen it and it isn’t on their order sheet.


Ender’s Game Orson Scott Card (Tor 0-312-93208-1, Jan ’85, $13.95, 357pp, hc) [Ender Wiggin] Sf novel set mostly at a space academy. Expansion of a novella that first appeared in Analog, August 1977. Recommended. (FCM)


Ender’s Game Orson Scott Card (Tor 0-812-53253-8, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $3.50, 357pp, pb) [Ender Wiggin] Reprint (Tor 1985) sf novel. A Nebula nominee.


Illywhacker Peter Carey (Harper & Row 0-06-015425-X, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $18.95, 600pp, hc) Reprint (UQP 1984) wacky mainstream novel with elements of fantasy. First American edition. A Booker Prize nominee.


Sabazel Lillian Stewart Carl (Ace 0-441-74522-9, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $2.75, 251pp, pb) [Sabazel] Fantasy novel of barbarians and amazons; a first novel.


The Dark Lord of Pengersick Richard Carlyon (Ace 0-441-13786-5, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $2.75, 168pp, pb) Reprint (U.K. 1976) juvenile fantasy novel.


Secret Gardens: The Golden Age of Children’s Literature Humphrey Carpenter (Houghton Mifflin 0-395-35293-2, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $16.95, 235pp, hc) Non-fiction, examination of children’s literature from Carroll to Milne; the so-called golden age of children’s fantasy. There may be an earlier British edition.


The Treasure in the Heart of the Maze Jayge Carr (Doubleday 0-385-18831-5, Sep ’85, $12.95, 183pp, hc) [Navigator’s Sindrome] Sf novel, sequel to Navigator’s Sindrome.


Best SF of the Year #14 ed. Terry Carr (Gollancz 0-575-03714-8, Oct ’85, £9.95, 376pp, hc) Reprint (Tor 1985, as Terry Carr’s Best Science Fiction of the Year) anthology. Charles N. Brown’s report on the Year in SF, 1984, was omitted from this edition.


Best SF of the Year #14 ed. Terry Carr (Gollancz 0-575-03747-4, Oct ’85, £4.95, 376pp, pb) Trade paperback edition of the above.


Terry Carr’s Best Science Fiction of the Year #14 ed. Terry Carr (Tor 0-812-53273-2, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $3.50, 384pp, pb) Anthology, one of the four year’s bests. Recommended. (CNB)


Universe 13 ed. Terry Carr (Tor 0-812-53269-4, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $2.95, 253pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1983) original anthology.


Universe 15 ed. Terry Carr (Doubleday 0-385-19890-6, Aug ’85, $12.95, 179pp, hc) Original anthology. On the whole, a disappointing offering this time, with good writers not at their best. The standout is “The Slovo Stove” by Avram Davidson, typically quirky but haunting (and funny). (FCM)


Black Venus Angela Carter (Chatto & Windus/Hogarth Press 0-7011-3964-1, Oct ’85, £8.95, 121pp, hc) Collection of 8 stories, first book publication.


Nights at the Circus Angela Carter (Viking 0-670-80375-8, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $15.95, 195pp, hc) Reprint (Chatto & Windus 1984) fantasy novel, first U.S. edition. The extravagant, astonishing tale of a winged blonde Cockney at the turn of the century — highly recommended. (FCM)


Found Wanting Lin Carter (DAW 0-88677-050-5, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $2.75, 220pp, pb) Fantasy novel.


The Infinity Link Jeffrey A. Carver (SFBC #5965, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $6.98, 498pp, hc) Reprint (Bluejay 1984) sf novel.


The Infinity Link Jeffrey A. Carver (Tor 0-812-53300-3, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $3.95, 540pp, pb) Reprint (Bluejay 1984) sf novel.


Behind the Attic Wall Sylvia Cassidy (Avon Camelot 0-380-69843-9, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $2.95, 315pp, pb) Reprint (Crowell 1983) juvenile fantasy novel.


Downtiming the Night Side Jack L. Chalker (Tor 0-812-53288-0, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $2.95, 384pp, pb) Sf novel.


The Identity Matrix Jack L. Chalker (Baen 0-671-65547-7, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $2.95, 309pp, pb) Reprint (Timescape 1982) sf novel.


The Messiah Choice Jack L. Chalker (Bluejay 0-312-94301-6, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $16.95, 380pp, hc) Near-future sf adventure novel with elements of fantasy. Computers and ancient evil.


Soul Rider, Book Four: The Birth of Flux & Anchor Jack L. Chalker (Tor 0-812-53284-8, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $3.50, 374pp, pb) [Soul Rider] Fourth in the sf series, but a prequel to the others.


Soul Rider, Book Three: Masters of Flux & Anchor Jack L. Chalker (Tor 0-812-53281-3, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $2.95, 429pp, pb) [Soul Rider] Sf novel, third in the series.


Vengeance of the Dancing Gods Jack L. Chalker (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31549-9, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $3.50, 303pp, pb) [Dancing Gods] Fantasy novel, #3 in the series.


Out of Time ed. Aidan Chambers (Harper & Row 0-06-021201-2, Sep ’85, $11.95, 186pp, hc) Reprint (Bodley Head 1984) young-adult sf original anthology. First U.S. edition.


Kelly Country A. Bertram Chandler (DAW 0-88677-065-3, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $3.50, 348pp, pb) Reprint (Penguin Australia 1983) parallel-world sf novel; first U.S. edition.


The Wild Ones A. Bertram Chandler (DAW 0-88677-031-9, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $2.95, 253pp, pb) [John Grimes] Reprint (Cory & Collins 1984), first U.S. edition of the last novel in the “Grimes” sf adventure series written by Chandler. This edition does not acknowledge the original Australian copyright.


The High Kings Joy Chant (Bantam Spectra 0-553-24306-3, Nov ’85 [Sep ’85], $3.50, 245pp, pb) Reprint (Bantam 1983) non-fiction study of Arthurian legends. This could almost be called a new book, since it contains only the text of what had originally been a wonderfully illustrated art book.


The Magic Labyrinth of Philip Jose Farmer Edgar L. Chapman (Borgo Press 0-89370-258-7, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $4.95, 96pp, pb) Non-fiction, critical study. Also announced in hardcover, $11.95. [Philip José Farmer]


The Comet Robert Charles (Tor 0-812-50141-1, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $3.50, 351pp, pb) Reprint (Corgi 1984, as Nightworld). First U.S. edition. Near-future disaster novel — Halley’s Comet is disrupted by scientific probes and surrounds Earth; “civilization begins to crumble.”


The Bronze King Suzy McKee Charnas (Houghton Mifflin 0-395-38394-3, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $12.95, 196pp, hc) [Sorcery Hall] Young-adult fantasy novel set in modern New York.


Angel with the Sword C. J. Cherryh (DAW 0-8099-0001-7, Sep ’85, $15.95, 293pp, hc) Sf adventure novel.


Chanur’s Venture C. J. Cherryh (DAW 0-87997-989-5, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $2.95, 312pp, pb) [Chanur] Reprint (Phantasia 1984) sf novel, second in the “Chanur” series. First mass market paperback.


Chanur’s Venture C. J. Cherryh (SFBC #3885, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $3.98, 182pp, hc) [Chanur] Reprint (Phantasia 1984) sf novel, sequel to The Pride of Chanur.


Cuckoo’s Egg C. J. Cherryh (Phantasia 0-932096-34-4, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $40.00 signed/boxed/numbered edition of 350; $17.00 trade edition, 206pp, hc) Sf novel about a human raised by aliens. Recommended. (CNB)


Cuckoo’s Egg C. J. Cherryh (DAW 0-88677-083-1, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $3.50, 319pp, pb) Reprint (Phantasia 1985) sf novel, first mass-market edition.


Cuckoo’s Egg C. J. Cherryh (SFBC #6318, Oct ’85 [Nov ’85], $4.98, 186pp, hc) Reprint (Phantasia 1985) sf novel.


The Kif Strike Back C. J. Cherryh (Phantasia 0-932096-35-2, May ’85, $40.00 350-copy signed, numbered special edition, $17.00 2,000-copy trade edition, 294pp, hc) [Chanur] Sf novel, third in the “Chanur” series.


The Kif Strike Back C. J. Cherryh (DAW 0-88677-104-8, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $3.50, 301pp, pb) [Chanur] Reprint (Phantasia 1985), sf novel, third in the “Chanur” series.


Serpent’s Reach C. J. Cherryh (DAW 0-88677-088-2, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $3.50, 287pp, pb) Reissue (DAW 1980) sf novel.


Voyager in Night C. J. Cherryh (DAW 0-88677-107-2, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $2.95, 221pp, pb) Reissue (DAW 1984) sf novel. Third printing.


The Beasts of Valhalla George C. Chesbro (Atheneum 0-689-11516-4, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $15.95, 329pp, hc) [Dr. Robert Frederickson (Mongo)] Sf/mystery novel, #4 in the series featuring Mongo the dwarf. This one crosses Mongo with Lord of the Rings and is the only fantasy in the series.


Out of the Dark World Grace Chetwin (Morrow/Lothrop, Lee & Shepard 0-688-04272-4, Nov ’85, $10.25, 154pp, hc) Young-adult fantasy involving enchantresses and computers.


Dark Banquet: A Feast of 12 Great Ghost Stories ed. Lincoln Child (St. Martin’s 0-312-18233-3, Oct ’85 [Nov ’85], $15.95, 255pp, hc) Anthology of 12 tales of the supernatural.


2010: Odyssey Two Arthur C. Clarke (Quality Paperback Book Club/Del Rey, 1985 [Oct ’85], no price given, 291pp, pb) [Space Odyssey] Reprint (Del Rey 1982) sf novel, sequel to 2001. Hardcover printing bound as a trade paperback; available only to club members. This and other QPB editions listed here may not all be ’85 publications, but were first seen in 1985.


Interplanetary Flight Arthur C. Clarke (Berkley 0-425-06448-4, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $2.95, 164pp, pb) Reprint (Harper & Row 1950) of Clarke’s first published book. Non-sf, associational. There’s a new introduction for this edition. This is an outdated semi-technical book which is being reprinted only because of Clarke’s name.


The Other Side of the Sky Arthur C. Clarke (NAL/Signet 0-451-14018-4, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $2.95, 256pp, pb) Reissue (Harcourt Brace 1958) collection. Twelfth printing.


Profiles of the Future Arthur C. Clarke (Warner 0-446-32107-9, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $3.50, 282pp, pb) Reprint (Holt, Rinehart & Winston 1984); non-fiction, associational. A revised version of a 1963 collection of future possibilities. A primer for sf authors. Recommended. (CNB)


The Promise of Space Arthur C. Clarke (Berkley 0-425-07565-6, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $3.50, 316pp, pb) Reprint (Harper & Row 1968). Non-fiction, associational.


Report on Planet Three and Other Speculations Arthur C. Clarke (Berkley 0-425-07592-3, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $3.50, 245pp, pb) Reprint (Harper 1972). Non-fiction, associational. Essays on possible futures.


The Sentinel Arthur C. Clarke (Granada 0-586-06343-9, 1985, £2.95, 299pp, tp) Reprint (Berkley 1983) sf collection. [First U.K. edition]


The Odyssey File Arthur C. Clarke & Peter Hyams (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32108-1, Jan ’85, $3.95, 133pp, pb) Non-fiction, associational, a record of the computer communications between the author and the director for 2010. Illustrated with color stills from the film.


The Work of Jeffrey M. Elliot: An Annotated Bibliography and Guide Boden Clarke (Borgo Press 0-89370-481-4, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $9.95, 50pp, pb) Non-fiction, reference book covering the work of sf scholar/interviewer Elliot. Also available in hardcover, $19.95. [Jeffrey M. Elliot]


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