The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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One Human Minute Stanislaw Lem (Mandarin 0-7493-0587-8, Mar ’91 [Feb ’91], £4.99, 102pp, tp, cover by Luis Rey) Reprint (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1986) collection of three ’apochryphal essays’, translated by Catherine S. Leach from the Polish.

A Perfect Vacuum Stanislaw Lem (Mandarin 0-7493-0538-X, Mar ’91 [Feb ’91], £4.99, 229pp, tp, cover by Luis Rey) Reprint (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1979) collection of reviews of non-existent books. Translated by Michael Kandel from the Polish Doskonala Próznia (1971).

Solaris Stanislaw Lem (Faber and Faber 0-571-16215-0, Jun ’91, £4.99, 204pp, tp, cover by Janusz Olszewski) Reprint (Walker 1970) sf novel.

Tales of Pirx the Pilot Stanislaw Lem (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 0-15-688150-0, Nov ’90 [Apr ’91], $ 7.95, 206pp, tp, cover by John Alfred Dorn, III) [Pirx] Reprint (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1980) collection of five stories. Originally published in Poland as Opowiesci o Pilocie Pirxie and translated from the Polish by Louis Iribarne.

Probe Edward M. Lerner (Warner 0-446-36081-3, Jul ’91 [Jun ’91], $4.99, 314pp, pb, cover by Ben Perini) Sf technothriller of intrigue surrounding the discovery of an alien spacecraft in the outer reaches of the solar system.

Meet Your Match, Cupid Delaney Ellen Leroe (Penguin/Lodestar 0-525-67309-1, Aug ’90 [Apr ’91], $13.95, 150pp, hc, cover by Richard Lauter) [Cupid Delaney] Young-adult fantasy novel about a cupid-in-training who becomes a high-school girl, sequel to Have a Heart, Cupid Delaney. This is a 1990 book not seen until now.

The Sixth Day and Other Tales Primo Levi (Abacus 0-349-10186-8, Nov ’91, £4.99, 255pp, tp, cover by Caroline Binch) Reprint (Summit 1990) literary sf collection. [First U.K. edition]

Rosemary’s Baby Ira Levin (Bantam 0-553-29001-0, Mar ’91, $5.95, 262pp, pb, cover by Tom Hallman) [Rosemary Reilly] Reprint (Random House 1967) classic occult thriller of a woman who gives birth to the devil’s child.

Rosemary’s Baby Ira Levin (BOMC, Jan ’92 [Dec ’91], $14.95, 262pp, hc) [Rosemary Reilly] Reprint (Random House 1967) classic occult thriller of a woman who gives birth to the devil’s child. This edition is identical to the 1991 Armchair Detective Library edition except it lacks an ISBN and price and has a BOMC mark on the back.

The Stepford Wives Ira Levin (Bantam 0-553-29003-7, Mar ’91 [Nov ’91], $5.95, 151pp, pb, cover by Joe DeVito) Reprint (Random House 1972) sf novel about a suburb where men are replacing their wives with robots.

This Perfect Day Ira Levin (Bantam 0-553-29002-9, Mar ’91 [Nov ’91], $5.95, 337pp, pb, cover by Tim Jacobus) Reprint (Random House 1970) utopian sf novel.

All My Roads Before Me: The Diary of C.S. Lewis 1922-1927 C. S. Lewis (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 0-15-104609-3, Jul ’91 [Jun ’91], $24.95, 508pp, hc) The diaries of the theologian and fantasist, edited by Walter Hooper and with an introduction by Owen Barfield. First American edition (Collins 1991).

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe C. S. Lewis (HarperCollins UK 0-00-183152-6, Oct ’91, £12.99, 174pp, hc, cover by Pauline Baynes) [Narnia] Reprint (Geoffrey Bles 1950) classic young-adult fantasy novel, illustrated throughout by Pauline Baynes.

Pisspote’s Progress — The Odyssey of a Failure Tim Lewis (Leomansley Press 0-9517381-0-0, Oct ’91, £4.95, 377pp, tp) Near-future satire about a Celtic jester.

Angel at Apogee S. N. Lewitt (Ace 0-441-02279-0, Jul ’91 [Jun ’91], $4.50, 219pp, pb) Reissue (Berkley 1987) sf novel. Probably a second printing, though it still says “first”.

Blind Justice S. N. Lewitt (Ace 0-441-71843-4, Apr ’91 [Mar ’91], $4.50, 265pp, pb, cover by Royo) Sf thriller of a man driven to revenge himself on the oppressive Justica government.

My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist Mark Leyner (Flamingo 0-00-654417-7, May ’91, £4.99, 150pp, tp, cover by John Fontana & Kaz) Reprint (Crown 1990) mixture of sf, detection and outrageous humour. [First U.K. edition]

Command of the King Mary Lide (Grafton 0-586-07391-4, Aug ’91, £3.99, 287pp, pb, cover by Gary Keane) Reprint (Grafton 1990) historical romance with fantasy elements. [First U.K. edition]

Grimscribe: His Lives and Works Thomas Ligotti (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-739-9, Dec ’91, $18.95, 214pp, hc) Collection of 13 gothic horror stories, tenuously connected. Simultaneous with the British (Robinson) edition.

Grimscribe: His Lives and Works Thomas Ligotti (Robinson 1-85487-090-4, Dec ’91 [Jan ’92], £13.95, 214pp, hc) Collection of thirteen short stories (many original) presented as a novel. Simultaneous with the American (Carroll & Graf) edition.

Songs of a Dead Dreamer Thomas Ligotti (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-721-6, Jun ’91 [May ’91], $4.50, 275pp, pb) Reprint (Robinson 1989) collection of 20 horror/dark fantasy stories with an introduction by Ramsey Campbell. This is a considerably revised version of a book that originally appeared in a limited edition from Silver Scarab Press in 1986.

Cloven Hooves Megan Lindholm (Bantam Spectra 0-553-27211-X, Dec ’91 [Nov ’91], $5.99, 421pp, pb) Dark fantasy novel set in present day Alaska and Washington State.

Remember Me Suzanne Lipsett (Mercury House 0-916515-98-2, Jun ’91 [Nov ’91], $17.95, 143pp, hc) Literary ghost novel of a mother haunting the lives of her children.

Afternoon of the Elves Janet Taylor Lisle (Scholastic 0-590-43944-8, Jun ’91 [Jul ’91], $2.75, 126pp, pb) Reprint (Orchard 1989) young-adult novel with real elves that are explained away — almost.

The Devil’s Own Deborah Lisson (Holiday House 0-8234-0871-X, May ’91 [Jun ’91], $13.95, 169pp, hc, cover by Sharon Genovese) Young-adult time-travel fantasy about a young girl’s experiences with mutineers dead three centuries before. A first novel. First American edition (McVitty, Australia 1990).

The Mailman Bentley Little (Penguin/Onyx 0-451-40237-5, Feb ’91 [Jan ’91], $4.50, 320pp, pb) Horror novel of an evil mailman with psychic powers attacking an innocent family.

The Revelation Bentley Little (St. Martin’s 0-312-92242-6, Feb ’91, $3.95, 289pp, pb, cover by Don Brautigam) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1990) horror novel.

The Revenge of Samuel Stokes Penelope Lively (Mammoth 0-7497-0601-5, Jun ’91, £2.50, 122pp, pb, cover by Caroline Binch) Reprint (Heinemann 1981) young-adult ghost novel.

Uninvited Ghosts Penelope Lively (Mammoth 0-7497-0788-7, Oct ’91, £2.50, 120pp, pb, cover by John Lawrence) Reprint (Heinemann 1984) young-adult ghost collection.

Dragon Pond A. R. Lloyd (Arrow 0-09-969930-3, Aug ’91, £3.99, 201pp, pb, cover by John Barber) [Kine Saga] Reprint (Muller 1990) animal fantasy novel about weasels. Volume III of “The Kine Saga.”

Druids Morgan Llywelyn (Morrow 0-688-08819-8, Feb ’91 [Jan ’91], $19.95, 467pp, hc) Historical fantasy novel of resistance to Caesar’s legions in Gaul.

On Raven’s Wing Morgan Llywelyn (Mandarin 0-7493-0205-4, Mar ’91, £4.99, 512pp, pb) Reprint (Morrow 1989 as Red Branch) historical fantasy novel.

Doctor Who: The Terrestrial Index Jean-Marc Lofficier (Target 0-426-20361-5, Nov ’91, £3.50, 247pp, pb, cover by Alister Pearson) [Doctor Who] Reference book about assorted Doctor Who ephemera such as short stories, comics and annuals.

Shadow Anne Logston (Ace 0-441-75989-0, Nov ’91 [Oct ’91], $3.99, 185pp, pb, cover by Robert Grace) [Shadow] Fantasy novel of a young thief who steals a powerful and dangerous bracelet. A first novel.

Crow and Weasel Barry Lopez (Century 0-7126-4810-0, Jan ’91, £9.99, 63pp, hc, cover by Tom Pohrt) Reprint (North Point Press 1990) fantasy novella based on Indian myths. Illustrated throughout by Tom Pohrt.

Robert E. Howard: Selected Letters 1931-1936 ed. Glenn Lord (Necronomicon Press 0-940884-37-2, Mar ’91, $9.95, 80pp, ph, cover by Robert H. Knox) Non-fiction, history. Collection of Howard’s letters, with an introduction by Robert M. Price. [Robert E. Howard]

The Last Prisoner David Lorne (Avon 0-380-76287-0, Dec ’91 [Nov ’91], $4.50, 280pp, pb) Post-holocaust sf novel. The U.S. has been attacked by a Soviet bioweapon and only a man imprisoned for treason can provide a cure.

Star Trek: The Vulcan Academy Murders Jean Lorrah (Titan 1-85286-066-9, Feb ’91 [Mar ’91], £3.50, 280pp, pb, cover by Boris Vallejo) [Star Trek] Reissue (Pocket 1984) sf novel.

The H.P. Lovecraft Christmas Book H. P. Lovecraft (Necronomicon Press, Sep ’91 [Oct ’91], $1.95, 12pp, ph, cover by Jason Eckhardt) Associational collection of Christmas poems and greetings by Lovecraft. Edited by Susan Michaud and illustrated by Jason Eckhardt. This is a revised and expanded edition of a 1984 Necronomicon Press publication.

The Watchers Out of Time H. P. Lovecraft (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-769-0, Oct ’91 [Sep ’91], $4.50, 320pp, pb) Reprint (Arkham House 1974 as by H.P. Lovecraft & August Derleth) collection of 15 stories begun by Lovecraft and finished by August Derleth. This edition lacks the novel The Lurker at the Threshold and the foreword that appeared in the Arkham House edition.

The Night Ocean H. P. Lovecraft & Robert H. Barlow (Necronomicon Press, Oct ’91, $2.50, 23pp, ph, cover by Jason Eckhardt) Lovecraft collaborative short story. This is a new edition, revised from previous texts, with illustrations by Jason Eckhardt. The first Necronomicon Press edition appeared in 1978 as part of Uncollected Prose & Poetry I.

The Hope James Lovegrove (Sceptre 0-340-55108-9, May ’91 [Apr ’91], £4.99, 232pp, tp) Reprint (Macmillan UK 1990) literary sf novel.

Forgotten Realms: Crusade James Lowder (TSR 0-88038-908-7, Jan ’91, $4.95, 313pp, tp, cover by Larry Elmore) [Forgotten Realms: Empires] Fantasy novelization based on the “Forgotten Realms” game, third book of the “Empires Trilogy”.

Forgotten Realms: Crusade James Lowder (Penguin 0-14-014377-7, Jun ’91, £4.50, 313pp, pb, cover by Larry Elmore) [Forgotten Realms: Empires] Reprint (TSR 1991) fantasy novelization. Volume 3 in the “Empires” trilogy. [First U.K. edition]

Ravenloft: Knight of the Black Rose James Lowder (TSR 1-56076-156-3, Dec ’91, $4.95, 313pp, tp, cover by Clyde Caldwell) [Ravenloft] Dark fantasy novelization based on the “Ravenloft” game.

The Dust Roads of Monferrato Rosetta Loy (Knopf 0-394-58849-5, Apr ’91 [Aug ’91], $20.00, 249pp, hc, cover by Carlo Carra) Historical family saga with fantasy and magical realism elements. Translated from the Italian by William Weaver, this was originally published as Le Strade di Polvere (Einaudi 1987). First American edition (Collins 1990).

Kala Nicholas Luard (Arrow 0-09-968280-X, Apr ’91, £4.99, 589pp, pb) Reprint (Century 1990) fantasy novel.

Wilderness Moon Penelope Lucas (Bantam UK 0-593-02033-2, Jan ’91, £13.99, 396pp, hc, cover by Kevin Tweddell) Prehistoric fantasy novel.

Goldclimbers Nancy Luenn (Macmillan Atheneum 0-689-31585-6, Apr ’91 [Mar ’91], $13.95, 184pp, hc, cover by Stephen Marchesi) Young-adult fantasy novel of a young goldsmith’s quest for a city whose streets are paved with gold.

The Burrowers Beneath Brian Lumley (Grafton 0-586-07427-9, Feb ’91 [Nov ’91], £3.50, 207pp, pb, cover by George Underwood) [Titus Crow] Reissue (DAW 1974) horror novel.

The House of Cthulhu Brian Lumley (Headline 0-7472-3573-2, Feb ’91, £3.99, 309pp, pb, cover by Melvyn Grant) [Primal Land] Reprint (Weirdbook 1984) horror collection. Note that this edition includes the previously uncollected “To Kill a Wizard!” and omits “Isles of the Suhm-Yi” and “Curse of the Golden Guardians.” Volume One in “The Tales of the Primal Land.”

The House of Doors Brian Lumley (Grafton 0-586-20620-5, Nov ’91, £4.99, 474pp, pb, cover by George Underwood) [House of Doors] Reprint (Tor 1990) horror novel. [First U.K. edition]

Necroscope V: Deadspawn Brian Lumley (Grafton 0-586-20905-0, Jul ’91, £4.99, 586pp, pb, cover by George Underwood) [Necroscope] Horror novel about the vampire hunter Harry Keogh.

Necroscope V: Deadspawn Brian Lumley (Tor 0-812-50835-1, Sep ’91 [Aug ’91], $5.99, 602pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Necroscope] Vampire adventure novel, fifth book of the “Necroscope” series. First U.S. edition (Grafton 1991).

Sorcery in Shad Brian Lumley (Headline 0-7472-3634-8, Dec ’91 [Nov ’91], £4.50, 246pp, pb, cover by Melvyn Grant) [Primal Land] Horror novel. Volume Three in “The Tales of the Primal Land”.

Tarra Khash: Hrossak! Brian Lumley (Headline 0-7472-3610-0, Jun ’91, £3.99, 246pp, pb, cover by Melvyn Grant) [Tarra Khash; Primal Land] Reprint (Ganley 1991 as The Complete Khash: Volume One: Never a Backward Glance) horror collection. Volume Two in “The Tales of the Primal Land”.

The Transition of Titus Crow Brian Lumley (Grafton 0-586-20838-0, Feb ’91 [Jan ’91], £3.50, 269pp, pb, cover by George Underwood) [Titus Crow] Reprint (DAW 1975) horror novel. This edition has been revised by the author and contains a new ‘author’s note.’ Sequel to The Burrowers Beneath.

Shadow in Hawthorn Bay Janet Lunn (Walker 0-7445-2000-2, May ’91, £2.99, 216pp, pb, cover by Emma Chichester Clark) Reprint (Lester & Orpen Dennys 1986) young-adult ghost novel.

The Adventures of Professor Thintwhistle and His Incredible Aether Flyer Richard A. Lupoff & Steve Stiles (Fantagraphics Books 1-56097-068-5, Oct ’91 [Dec ’91], $8.95, 61pp, tp, cover by Steve Stiles) Graphic novel version of Lupoff’s Into the Aether (Dell 1974), by the author, and artist Steve Stiles, with an introduction by Neil Gaiman.

Don’t Tell the Grownups Alison Lurie (Avon 0-380-71402-7, Jun ’91 [May ’91], $9.95, 229pp, tp, cover by Carol Fabricatore) Reprint (Little, Brown 1990); non-fiction; essays on children’s literature, with an emphasis on fantasy.

Angel Eyes Eric Van Lustbader (Fawcett Columbine 0-449-90495-4, Feb ’91, $19.95, 520pp, hc) Near-future technothriller with sf elements.

Dai San Eric Van Lustbader (Severn House 0-7278-4129-7, Apr ’91, £13.99, 398pp, hc) [Sunset Warrior] Reprint (Doubleday 1978) fantasy novel. Volume 3 in the “Sunset Warrior” series.

King of the Dead R. A. MacAvoy (Morrow 0-688-09600-X, Nov ’91 [Oct ’91], $19.00, 286pp, hc, cover by Bryn Barnard) [Lens of the World] Fantasy novel, second book of the “Lens of the World” trilogy.

Lens of the World R. A. MacAvoy (Avon 0-380-71016-1, Jun ’91 [May ’91], $3.95, 286pp, pb, cover by Keith Parkinson) [Lens of the World] Reprint (Morrow 1990) fantasy novel, first book of a new series.

Lens of the World R. A. MacAvoy (Headline 0-7472-7953-5, Sep ’91 [Aug ’91], £7.99, 286pp, tp, cover by Lee Gibbons) [Lens of the World] Reprint (Morrow 1990) fantasy novel. Volume 1 in a new series. Also available in hardcover (-0413-6, £14.95). [First U.K. edition]

Frankenstein’s Children David Mace (NEL 0-450-53546-0, Jan ’91, £3.99, 299pp, pb) [Frankenstein] Reprint (NEL 1990) sf novel.

Under Siege Elisabeth Mace (Franklin Watts/Orchard 0-531-05871-9, May ’90 [Apr ’91], $13.95, 214pp, hc, cover by Jon Weiman) Young-adult fantasy about a boy whose computer game characters come to life. First American edition (Andre Deutsch 1988). This is a 1990 book not seen until now. The author credits Philip K. Dick’s “War Games” as providing the idea for the book.

Indiana Jones and the Dance of the Giants Rob MacGregor (Bantam Falcon 0-553-29035-5, Jun ’91 [May ’91], $4.50, 230pp, pb, cover by Drew Struzan) [Indiana Jones] Novelization, second book of a new series.

Indiana Jones and the Dance of the Seven Veils Rob MacGregor (Bantam Falcon 0-553-29334-6, Dec ’91 [Nov ’91], $4.99, 275pp, pb, cover by Drew Struzan) [Indiana Jones] Novelization featuring the characters from Raiders of the Lost Ark and its sequels, third book of a series. A lost race novel.

Indiana Jones and the Peril at Delphi Rob MacGregor (Bantam Falcon 0-553-28931-4, Feb ’91 [Jan ’91], $3.95, 248pp, pb) [Indiana Jones] Fantasy novelization, first book of a new series featuring the characters from Raiders of the Lost Ark and its sequels.

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