The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Demon Blues Esther M. Friesner (Orbit 0-7474-0553-0, Mar ’91, £3.99, 280pp, pb, cover by Josh Kirby) [Demons] Reprint (Ace 1989) humorous fantasy novel. Volume 2 in the “Demons” series.

Ecce Hominid Esther M. Friesner (Pulphouse 1-56146-506-2, Jan ’91, $1.95, 37pp, pb, cover by Armand Cabrera) Humorous fantasy story. Short story paperback #6.

Harpy High Esther M. Friesner (Ace 0-441-31762-6, Oct ’91 [Sep ’91], $4.50, 252pp, pb, cover by David B. Mattingly) [Gnome Man’s Land] Humorous fantasy novel, second book of the series begun in Gnome Man’s Land. Various mythological creatures have difficulty adjusting to life in 20th-century Brooklyn, so they decide to go to school.

Unicorn U. Esther M. Friesner (Ace 0-441-37844-7, Jan ’92 [Dec ’91], $4.50, 265pp, pb, cover by David B. Mattingly) [Gnome Man’s Land] Humorous fantasy novel, third book of the series begun in Gnome Man’s Land. Hordes of mythological creatures follow teenager Tim Desmond to Princeton, where they gather to do battle with forces of darkness and destruction gathering in Poughkeepsie.

Worlds of Power: Metal Gear Alexander Frost (Hippo 0-590-76482-9, Apr ’91 [Feb ’91], £1.95, 122pp, pb) Reprint (Scholastic 1990) young-adult sf computer game novelization. Volume 2 in the series. [First U.K. edition]

The Forsaken Steven Ray Fulgham (Diamond 1-55773-631-6, Dec ’91, $4.50, 292pp, pb) Horror novel of an evil demon out for blood.

The Summoned Steven Ray Fulgham (Diamond 1-55773-526-3, Jun ’91 [Aug ’91], $4.50, 323pp, pb) Horror novel of the monstrous evil lurking behind the face of a teenage boy.

Juniper Monica Furlong (Knopf 0-394-93220-X, Mar ’91 [May ’91], $12.95, 198pp, hc, cover by Leo & Diane Dillon) [Wise Child] Young-adult Celtic fantasy novel, a prequel to Wise Child. First American edition (Gollancz 1990 as A Year and a Day).

Outlander Diana Gabaldon (Delacorte 0-385-30230-4, Jul ’91 [Jun ’91], $20.00, 627pp, hc, cover by Kinuko Craft) [Outlander] Time-travel romance. A British nurse is flung from 1945 to 1743 where she is attracted to a handsome captain who resembles the husband she left behind. First of a trilogy.

Now We Are Sick ed. Neil Gaiman & Stephen Jones (DreamHaven 0-9630944-1-6, Oct ’91, $20.00, 93pp, hc, cover by Clive Barker) Anthology of mostly original “nasty verse” and macabre poetry, with illustrations by Andrew Smith. Limited to 1,000 copies. A leatherbound limited edition of 300 copies (-0-8) was announced but not seen.

Temps Volume 1 ed. Neil Gaiman & Alex Stewart (Roc UK 0-14-014560-5, Aug ’91 [Jul ’91], £4.50, 354pp, pb) Anthology of downbeat stories about mediocre British superheroes.

The Boat House Stephen Gallagher (NEL 0-450-52228-8, Mar ’91 [Feb ’91], £13.99, 272pp, hc) Horror novel about a rusalka translated to the English countryside. Recommended. (PSP)

Chimera Stephen Gallagher (NEL 0-450-53757-9, Jan ’91, £3.99, 312pp, pb) Reprint (Sphere 1982) sf/horror novel. This is the TV tie-in edition.

Down River Stephen Gallagher (Tor 0-812-50621-9, Nov ’91 [Oct ’91], $4.99, 343pp, pb, cover by Paul Jennis) Reprint (NEL 1989) associational psychological thriller with a touch of fantasy about an insane police officer.

Rain Stephen Gallagher (NEL 0-450-54291-2, Mar ’91, £3.99, 313pp, pb) Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1990) thriller of associational interest.

The Abandoned Paul Gallico (International Polygonics 1-55882-097-3, Apr ’91 [May ’91], $10.95, 256pp, tp, cover by Quay) Reissue (Knopf 1950) young-adult quasi-fantasy novel about cats and a boy who joins them. Third IPL edition. Published in England as Jennie.

Starclimber: The Literary Adventures and Autobiography of Raymond Z. Gallun Raymond Z. Gallun & Jeffrey M. Elliot (Borgo Press 0-89370-448-2, Jun ’91, $14.95, 168pp, hc) History; criticism. An autobiography of the prolific pulp writer plus a bibliography. A hardcover edition (-348-6, $24.95) was announced but not seen.

Embracing the Dark ed. Eric Garber (Alyson 1-55583-167-2, Oct ’91, $8.95, 190pp, tp, cover by George Barr) Anthology of 11 gay/lesbian horror stories, six original. Recommended (SW).

The Spiral Dance R. Garcia y Robertson (Morrow 0-688-10902-0, Oct ’91 [Sep ’91], $20.00, 227pp, hc, cover by Daniel R. Horne) Historical fantasy novel of witchcraft, lycanthropy, and a conspiracy to restore Mary Stuart to the throne in Elizabethan Scotland. A first novel.

Chilled to the Bone ed. Robert T. Garcia (Mayfair Games 0-923763-44-9, Nov ’91 [Oct ’91], $9.95, 245pp, tp) Original anthology of 15 horror stories, with an introduction by the editor.

A Bad Day for Ali Baba Craig Shaw Gardner (Headline 0-7472-7959-4, Nov ’91, £8.99, 280pp, tp, cover by Josh Kirby) [Arabian Nights] Humorous fantasy novel. Volume 2 in the “Arabian Nights” series. Also available in hardcover (-0392-X, £14.95).

The Batman Murders Craig Shaw Gardner (Penguin 0-14-015479-5, Jun ’91, £3.99, 246pp, pb) [Batman] Reprint (Warner 1990) mystery novelization of associational interest. [First U.K. edition]

The Cineverse Cycle Craig Shaw Gardner (SFBC #17954, Feb ’91, $11.98, 519pp, hc, cover by Walter Velez) [Cineverse Cycle] Omnibus of the first three volumes in a funny fantasy series: Slaves of the Volcano God (Headline 1989), Bride of the Slime Monster (Ace 1990), and Revenge of the Fluffy Bunnies (Headline 1990).

The Other Sinbad Craig Shaw Gardner (Headline 0-7472-7974-8, Apr ’91 [Feb ’91], £7.99, 277pp, tp, cover by Josh Kirby) [Arabian Nights] Humorous fantasy novel. Volume 1 in the “Arabian Nights” trilogy. Also available in hardcover (-0285-0, £13.95).

The Other Sinbad Craig Shaw Gardner (Headline 0-7472-3639-9, Oct ’91, £4.50, 375pp, pb, cover by Josh Kirby) [Arabian Nights] Reprint (Headline 1991) humorous fantasy novel. Volume 1 in the “Arabian Nights” series.

The Other Sinbad Craig Shaw Gardner (Ace 0-441-76720-6, Nov ’91 [Oct ’91], $4.50, 248pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Arabian Nights] Humorous Arabian Nights-style fantasy. First American edition (Headline 1991).

Time Frames: A Speculative Poetry Anthology ed. Terry A. Garey (Rune Press 0-960-26562-0, Mar ’91 [Apr ’91], $12.00, 97pp, hc, cover by Terry A. Garey) Anthology of speculative poetry by 11 poets, most of it original.

New Worlds 1 ed. David S. Garnett (Gollancz 0-575-05134-5, Sep ’91, £4.99, 267pp, pb) Reincarnation of New Worlds magazine, with ten new stories, including pieces by Moorcock and Aldiss, plus an introduction from Moorcock and an excellent article on “SF Novels of the Year” by John Clute. Gollancz have numbered this as #1, but a note inside explains that it is really Vol. 62 No. 217. Recommended. (PSP)

Lot Lizards Ray Garton (Mark V. Ziesing 0-929480-59-7, Sep ’91 [Oct ’91], $22.00, 188pp, hc, cover by Arnie Fenner & Lainie Koepke) Horror novel about a trucker who picks up a vampire hooker. A signed limited edition (-60-0, $50.00) was announced but not seen.

The New Neighbor Ray Garton (Charnel House 0-927389-03-7, Jul ’91 [Nov ’91], $125.00, 280pp, hc) Erotic horror novel. This is a limited edition of 500 numbered signed slipcased copies. Available from Charnel House, PO Box 633, Lynbrook NY 11563.

Dream Time Toss Gascoigne, Jo Goodman & Margot Tyrrell (Houghton Mifflin 0-395-57434-X, Sep ’91 [Oct ’91], $13.95, 184pp, hc, cover by Thomas Canty) Original anthology of 16 stories by Australian authors about the “dream time.” Most of the stories are sf or fantasy and the contributors include Gillian Rubinstein, Patricia Wrightson, and Victor Kelleher. First American edition (Penguin Australia 1989).

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