The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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What’s Bred in the Bone Robertson Davies (Viking 0-670-80916-0, Nov ’85, $17.95, 436pp, hc) [Rebel Angels] Reprint (Macmillan Canada 1985) tale of a hero who’s artist, forger, and spy, this novel includes supernatural beings, Tintagel Castle, and other unusual elements. Fantasy mainly by courtesy, but very enjoyable anyway. (FCM)

The Night Nemesis: The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man—Vol. One Frederick C. Davis (Purple Prose Press 0-931801-1, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $30.00, 469pp, hc) [Steve Thatcher (“Moon Man”)] Edited by Garyn G. Roberts & Gary Hoppenstand. 1,000-copy edition signed by the editors. Pulp mystery/fantasy adventure offset from the original Ten Detective Aces, 1933-1934.

A Tolkien Bestiary David Day (Harbour, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $18.95, 287pp, pb) Canadian reprint (Ballantine 1979) of an illustrated reference book.

The Reluctant King L. Sprague de Camp (SFBC #1820, Feb ’85, $8.98, 533pp, hc) [Novarian] Omnibus edition of the three “Jorian” fantasy novels.

Rogue Queen L. Sprague de Camp (Bluejay 0-312-94396-2, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $7.95, 165pp, pb) [Viagens Interplanetary] Reprint (Doubleday 1951) sf novel, with uninspired illustrations by Philip Hagopian. Part of the “Viagens” series.

The Land of Unreason L. Sprague de Camp & Fletcher Pratt (Bluejay 0-312-94278-8, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $7.95, 197pp, pb) Reprint (Holt 1942) fantasy novel, with illustrations by Tim Kirk. One of the classics of the genre. Recommended. For once, the illustrations actually belong and add to the text. (CNB)

The Harp of the Grey Rose Charles de Lint (Donning/Starblaze 0-89865-374-6, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $7.95, 207pp, pb) [Cerin Songweaver] Fantasy novel, first of a projected series. Illustrations by George Barr.

Mulengro Charles de Lint (Ace 0-441-54484-3, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $3.50, 351pp, pb) Fantasy novel of ghosts and Gypsy magic, set in contemporary Ottawa.

The Guide to Fantasy Art Techniques ed. Martyn Dean (Arco 0-668-06233-9, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $19.95, 111pp, hc) Non-fiction, collection of articles on artists and their work (reproduced in full color), and how they work (based on interviews). Included are Burns, Woodroffe, Vallejo, Foss, and others. Published in England by Paper Tiger/Dragon’s Dream (1984). Highly recommended. (CNB)

The Secret Country Pamela Dean (Ace 0-441-75739-1, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $2.95, 293pp, pb) [Secret Country] Fantasy novel of gaming turned real, a first novel.

Magnetic Storm Roger & Martyn Dean (Harmony 0-517-55626-X, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $12.95, 155pp, pb) Reprint (Dragon’s World 1984), first U.S. edition. Non-fiction, art. This successor to Views tells and shows what the Dean brothers have been doing in publishing, the rock world, architecture, movies, etc., these last ten years. It’s marvelous stuff and a prime sampler of the Deans’ talents. Highly recommended. (CNB)

Earth and Elsewhere ed. Roger DeGaris (Macmillan 0-02-518240-4, Feb ’86 [Dec ’85], $22.95 FPT, 315pp, hc) Anthology of five sf tales from Soviet authors including Kir Bulychev (the only “author” name listed on the cover), the Strugatskys, and Sever Gansovsky.

In the Face of My Enemy Joseph H. Delaney (Baen 0-671-55993-1, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $2.95, 349pp, pb) Sf novel based on Delaney’s Hugo-nominated story of the same name.

Flight from Neveryon Samuel R. Delany (Bantam 0-553-24856-1, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $3.95, 385pp, pb) [Neveryon] Fantasy novel — or collection of related pieces; conclusion of the “Neveryon” trilogy. Sometimes difficult and literary, but fascinating. Read the appendices too. Recommended. (FCM)

Nova Samuel R. Delany (Bantam Spectra 0-553-23621-0, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $2.95, 215pp, pb) Reissue (Doubleday 1968) sf novel. 13th Bantam printing.

Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand Samuel R. Delany (Bantam Spectra 0-553-25149-X, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $3.95, 375pp, pb) [Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand] Reprint (Bantam 1984) sf novel, first of a “diptych.” Recommended — for the adventurous. A literary sf extravaganza. (FCM)

Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand Samuel R. Delany (QPB/Bantam, Nov ’85, $8.95, 368pp, pb) [Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand] Reprint (Bantam 1984) sf novel, first of a “dilogy”. This edition is identical to the Bantam hardcover with the jacket printed on the paperback cover.

Triton Samuel R. Delany (Bantam Spectra 0-553-22979-6, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $3.95, 369pp, pb) Reissue (Bantam 1976) sf novel, 11th printing.

And Still the Earth Ignácio de Loyola Brandao (Avon/Bard 0-380-89874-8, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $4.95, 374pp, pb) Dystopian sf novel, the first English version of Nao Veras Pais Nenhum (Brazil 1982), translated by Ellen Watson.

Black Suits from Outer Space Gene DeWeese (Putnam 0-399-21261-2, Sep ’85 [Oct ’85], $12.95, 144pp, hc) [Black Suits from Outer Space] Young-adult comic sf novel.

The Ring of Allaire Susan Dexter (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31121-3, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $2.75, 231pp, pb) [Winter King’s War] Reissue (Ballantine Del Rey 1981) fantasy novel.

The Sword of Calandra Susan Dexter (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-29717-2, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $2.95, 341pp, pb) [Winter King’s War] Fantasy novel, sequel to The Ring of Allaire.

Cinnabar Graham Diamond (Fawcett Gold Medal 0-449-12463-0, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $2.95, 291pp, pb) Oriental fantasy novel, starring Aladdin.

Dr. Bloodmoney Philip K. Dick (Bluejay 0-312-94105-6, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $7.95, 314pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1965) sf novel. Afterwords by Philip K. Dick (from the 1980 Dell edition) and James Frenkel (new).

I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon Philip K. Dick (Doubleday 0-385-19567-2, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $12.95, 179pp, hc) Collection with 10 stories and a previously unpublished speech. Edited by Mark Hurst and Paul Williams.

In Milton Lumky Territory Philip K. Dick (Dragon Press 0-911499-09-1, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $29.95, 213pp, hc) Non-sf/fantasy, associational; this is the first edition of a mainstream novel written by Dick in 1958.

Puttering About in a Small Land Philip K. Dick (Academy Chicago 0-89733-149-4, Oct ’85, $16.95, 291pp, hc) Non-sf/fantasy; associational. The first publication of a mainstream novel set in Los Angeles in the early fifties. Very enjoyable, focusing on the lives and times of “unimportant” people. (DLN)

Radio Free Albemuth Philip K. Dick (Arbor House 0-87795-762-2, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $14.95, 214pp, hc) [VALIS] Dick’s “last” sf novel, actually an early and substantially different version of VALIS.

Ubik: The Screenplay Philip K. Dick (Corroboree 0-911169-06-7, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $23.00 plus $1.50/book postage, 154pp, hc) Dick’s own adaptation of Ubik, with illustrations by Ron Lindahn, Val Lakey-Lindahn, and Doug Rice. There is an excellent historical introduction by Paul Williams and another piece by Tim Powers. The script, written in 1974, shows that Dick really could write movie material. It’s a pity the movie was never made. (CNB) There is also a 50-copy deluxe edition signed by the artists, Powers, Williams, and Dick (signatures from checks), for $180.00.

VALIS Philip K. Dick (Bantam Spectra 0-553-25370-0, Nov ’85 [Sep ’85], $2.95, 227pp, pb) [VALIS] Reissue (Bantam 1981) sf novel.

The Zap Gun Philip K. Dick (Bluejay 0-312-94488-8, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $7.95, 258pp, pb) Reprint (Pyramid 1967) sf novel. There is a new afterword by Maxim Jakubowski.

A Box of Nothing Peter Dickinson (Gollancz 0-575-03530-7, May ’85 [Apr ’85], £5.95, 128pp, hc) Juvenile fantasy adventure novel, with illustrations by Ian Newsham.

The Changes Trilogy Peter Dickinson (Puffin 0-14-031846-1, 1985 [Oct ’85], £2.95, 348pp, pb) [Changes] Omnibus edition of three young-adult fantasy novels. An excellent group of related books about England under an anti-technological magic spell. Recommended. (FCM)

The Healer Peter Dickinson (Delacorte 0-385-29372-0, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $14.95, 184pp, hc) Reprint (Gollancz 1983) young-adult sf novel. First American edition. Recommended. (FCM)

Beyond the Dar Al-Harb Gordon R. Dickson (Tor 0-812-53550-2, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $2.95, 253pp, pb) Collection of 3 stories, packaged as a novel. The title story seems to be an original novella, featuring Red Jamie in an Arabian fantasy land. Not mentioned on the cover are two other stories with entirely different settings, at least one of them sf.

The Final Encyclopedia Gordon R. Dickson (Sphere 0-7221-3022-8, 1985, £3.95, 692pp, pb) [Childe Cycle] Reprint (Tor 1984) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

The Final Encyclopedia Gordon R. Dickson (Ace 0-441-23776-2, Oct ’85, $4.95, 696pp, pb) [Childe Cycle] Reprint (Tor 1984) sf novel in the “Childe Cycle.” The print has been shot down from the hardcover and is microscopic.

The Final Encyclopedia Gordon R. Dickson (SFBC #03853, Dec ’85, $10.98, 696pp, hc) [Childe Cycle] Reprint (Tor 1984) sf novel, part of the “Childe Cycle”.

Forward! Gordon R. Dickson (Baen 0-671-55971-0, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $2.95, 242pp, pb) Collection of 11 stories, mostly from the fifties, edited and with an introduction by Sandra Miesel.

Invaders! Gordon R. Dickson (Baen 0-671-55994-X, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $2.95, 253pp, pb) Collection of 8 stories (mostly from the ’50s), with an introduction by Sandra Miesel.

The Outposter Gordon R. Dickson (Tor 0-812-53564-2, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $2.95, 251pp, pb) Reissue (Lippincott 1972) sf novel, 2nd Tor printing.

Sleepwalker’s World Gordon R. Dickson (Tor 0-812-53556-1, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $2.95, 255pp, pb) Reissue (Lippincott 1971) sf novel.

Space Winners Gordon R. Dickson (Tor 0-812-53558-8, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $2.95, 250pp, pb) Reprint (Holt, Rinehart & Winston 1965) young-adult sf novel.

Steel Brother Gordon R. Dickson (Tor 0-812-53552-9, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $2.95, 236pp, pb) Reprint (NESFA Press 1984 as Dickson!) collection. This new version does not acknowledge the 1984 book. It adds one story, “The Man in the Mailbag,” plus an interview. The Sandra Miesel story introductions are used, but not credited.

Time-Storm Gordon R. Dickson (Bantam 0-553-25146-5, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $3.50, 420pp, pb) [Marc Despard] Reissue (St. Martin’s 1977) sf novel. 5th printing.

Wolfling Gordon R. Dickson (Baen 0-671-55962-1, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $2.95, 245pp, pb) Reprint (Dell 1969) sf novel.

The Lifeship Gordon R. Dickson & Harry Harrison (Baen 0-671-55981-8, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $2.95, 251pp, pb) Reprint (Harper & Row 1976) sf novel.

The Work of Julian May: An Annotated Bibliography & Guide Thaddeus Dikty & R. Reginald (Borgo Press 0-89370-482-2, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $9.95, 66pp, pb) Non-fiction; the bibliography includes everything from school study-guides to audio cassettes, non-fiction and fiction material. A hardcover version is also available for $19.95. [Julian May]

Star Trek: Mindshadow J. M. Dillard (Pocket 0-671-60756-1, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $3.50, 252pp, pb) [Star Trek] Sf novel, #27 in the Star Trek series.

On Wings of Song Thomas M. Disch (Bantam 0-553-25076-0, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $3.50, 359pp, pb) Reissue (St. Martin’s 1979) literary sf novel. A Nebula and Hugo nominee and winner of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. It finally has a cover that fits the book.

Daughter of Regals and Other Tales Stephen R. Donaldson (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31443-3, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $3.95, 366pp, pb) Reprint (Del Rey 1984) collection.

Probe Carole Nelson Douglas (Tor 0-812-53585-5, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $6.95, 383pp, pb) [Kevin Blake] Sf novel of a mysterious amnesia victim “Jane Doe” and the psychologist who becomes obsessed with her. Though the writing is often awkward, it’s a strong, enjoyable story which would make an excellent film. (FCM)

The Year’s Best Science Fiction, Second Annual Collection ed. Gardner R. Dozois (Bluejay 0-312-94484-5, Apr ’85 [May ’85], $19.95, 573pp, hc) Sf anthology.

The Year’s Best Science Fiction, Second Annual Collection ed. Gardner R. Dozois (Bluejay 0-312-94485-3, Apr ’85 [May ’85], $10.95, 573pp, pb) Trade paperback of the above.

Warrior Witch of Hel Asa Drake (Popular Library/Questar 0-445-20039-1, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $2.95, 218pp, pb) [Bloodsong] Fantasy novel, first in a series.

At Any Price David Drake (Baen 0-671-55978-8, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $3.50, 288pp, pb) [Hammer’s Slammers] Sf novel in the “Hammer’s Slammers” military adventure series.

Birds of Prey David Drake (Tor 0-812-53612-6, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $2.95, 348pp, pb) Reprint (Baen 1984) time travel sf novel set in ancient Rome.

Killer David Drake & Karl Edward Wagner (Baen 0-671-55931-1, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $2.95, 270pp, pb) Sf novel of an alien loose in ancient Rome.

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