The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Post Mortem: New Tales of Ghostly Horror ed. Paul F. Olson & David B. Silva (Dell Abyss 0-440-20792-4, Jan ’92 [Dec ’91], $4.99, 368pp, pb) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1989) original anthology of 17 horror stories with an introduction by the editors and an afterword by Dean R. Koontz.

Post Mortem: New Tales of Ghostly Terror ed. Paul F. Olson & David B. Silva (Severn House 0-7278-4212-9, Apr ’91, £12.99, 349pp, hc) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1989) original horror anthology.

The Illegal Rebirth of Billy the Kid Rebecca Ore (Tor 0-812-50672-3, May ’91 [Apr ’91], $3.95, 314pp, pb, cover by Dean Morrissey) Sf novel about artificial people. Recommended (FCM).

The Illegal Rebirth of Billy the Kid Rebecca Ore (SFBC #18347, Jul ’91 [Jun ’91], $6.98, 210pp, hc, cover by Bryn Barnard) Reprint (Tor 1991) sf novel about artificial people. This is the first hardcover edition. Recommended (FCM).

Dark Lullaby Jessica Palmer (Pocket 0-671-70309-9, May ’91 [Apr ’91], $4.95, 337pp, pb) Horror novel. The ghost of an abused little girl dead in a fire is determined to make her family pay.

Extreme Measures Michael Palmer (Bantam 0-553-072630-3, Mar ’91 [Dec ’91], $14.95, 390pp, hc) Sf/medical thriller. A doctor at a Boston hospital and a girl seeking her missing brother discover that a secret experiment to develop a super-antiviral drug is creating zombies.

Dream Science Thomas Palmer (Collins Harvill 0-00-271099-4, Mar ’91, £13.99, 308pp, hc, cover by Ian Craig) Reprint (Houghton Mifflin 1990) literary sf novel.

Rite of Passage Alexei Panshin (Easton Press, Jul ’91, no price, 248pp, hc) Reprint (Ace 1978) Nebula Award-winning sf novel, with an introduction by Edward Bryant and artwork by Debbie Hughes. This special leatherbound gilt-edge edition is part of the “Masterpieces of Science Fiction” series and is available by subscription only.

The James Gang Rosemary Pardoe (Haunted Library, Dec ’91, £1.30, 16pp, ph, cover by Dallas Clive Goffin) Bibliography of writers in the tradition of M.R. James, with an introduction by Hugh Lamb.

The Great Science Fiction Films II James Robert Parish & Michael R. Pitts (Scarecrow Press 0-8108-2247-4, Oct ’90 [Jan ’91], $49.50, 488pp, hc) Non-fiction; reference. Includes discussions of over 400 sf/fantasy films.

The Cult of Loving Kindness Paul Park (Morrow 0-688-10574-2, Jul ’91 [Jun ’91], $20.00, 312pp, hc, cover by Linda Burr) [Starbridge Chronicles] Sf novel, third book of the “Starbridge Chronicles”.

Things in Corners Ruth Park (Viking 0-670-82225-6, Apr ’91 [Mar ’91], $12.95, 197pp, pb) Collection of five young-adult horror stories. First American edition (Penguin Australia 1989).

For Love’s Sake Only Laura Parker (Dell 0-440-20918-8, Aug ’91 [Dec ’91], $4.50, 443pp, pb) Regency romance with two real ghosts who play matchmaker between a feisty widow and a brooding Marquess.

DragonLance Heroes II: The Gates of Thorbardin Dan Parkinson (Penguin 0-14-014371-8, Feb ’91, £4.50, 310pp, pb, cover by Jeff Easley) [DragonLance: Heroes II] Reprint (TSR 1990) fantasy novelization. Volume 2 in the trilogy.

The Man Upstairs T. L. Parkinson (Penguin/Dutton 0-525-93349-2, Sep ’91, $18.95, 226pp, hc, cover by Neil Stuart) Psychosexual thriller with fantasy elements. A new upstairs neighbor drives a man over the edge of reality. A first novel.

Hero’s Song Edith Pattou (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 0-15-233807-1, Oct ’91 [Nov ’91], $16.95, 290pp, hc, cover by Douglas Girard) [Songs of Eirren] Young-adult Celtic fantasy. A boy hunting his kidnapped sister becomes the champion fated to battle the Queen of the Ghosts.

Liars & Tyrants & People Who Turn Blue Barbara Paul (International Polygonics 1-55882-110-4, Oct ’91 [Nov ’91], $5.95, 179pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1980) thriller with fantasy elements of a woman who can tell a lie from truth by seeing the aura of the person speaking.

Canyons Gary Paulsen (Dell Laurel-Leaf 0-440-21023-2, Sep ’91 [Nov ’91], $3.50, 184pp, pb) Reprint (Delacorte 1990) young-adult psychic thriller of a modern boy whose spirit is linked with an Apache boy killed in the 1860s, making him run a gauntlet of terror to bring the Apache’s skull to rest.

Fast Forward Jenny Pausacker (Morrow/Lothrop Lee & Shepard 0-688-10195-X, May ’91 [Apr ’91], $12.95, 88pp, hc, cover by Donna Rawlins) Young-adult fantasy novella. A boy learns to fast forward and rewind his own life. First American edition (Angus & Robertson 1989).

Landscape Painted with Tea Milorad Pavic (Random House/Vintage 0-679-73344-2, Oct ’91, $12.00, 339pp, tp, cover by Graham Rust) Reprint (Knopf 1990) literary fantasy novel. Translated from the Serbo-Croatian by Christina Pribicevic-Zoric, this was originally published in Yugoslavia as Predeo Slikan Cajem (Prosveta 1990).

The Mistress of the Jewels Diana L. Paxson (Tor 0-812-54866-3, Aug ’91 [Jul ’91], $4.99, 503pp, pb, cover by Thomas Canty) [Westria] Omnibus of the first two books of the “Westria” fantasy series, Lady of Light (Timescape 1982) and Lady of Darkness (Timescape 1983). The cover calls this the “First Book of the Westria”.

The Sea Star Diana L. Paxson (NEL 0-450-53718-8, Feb ’91 [Jan ’91], £4.50, 374pp, pb) [Westria] Reprint (Tor 1988) fantasy novel. Book Four of “The Chronicles of Westria.”

The Serpent’s Tooth Diana L. Paxson (Morrow 0-688-08339-0, Jul ’91, $20.00, 402pp, hc, cover by Thomas Canty) Historical fantasy novel about the Celtic prototype for Shakespeare’s King Lear.

Adrift in Time Roberto Pazzi (Andre Deutsch 0-233-98715-0, Sep ’91 [Nov ’91], £12.99, 154pp, hc) Novel ranging in time from Napoleon in exile to “the most terrible of future wars” (in 2015). Translated from the Italian, La Malattia del Tempo (Marietti, 1987), by Vivien Sinott.

Tom’s Midnight Garden Philippa Pearce (Dell Yearling 0-440-48819-2, Jan ’91 [Feb ’91], $3.50, 232pp, tp, cover by Tom Newsom) Reissue (Oxford 1958) young-adult ghost fantasy, with an afterword by Zilpha Keatley Snyder; fifth printing.

A Handful of Time Kit Pearson (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-032268-X, Mar ’91 [Feb ’91], $3.95, 186pp, pb, cover by Laura Fernandez) Reprint (Penguin Canada 1987) young-adult time-travel fantasy.

Spirit Crossings Claudia Peck (Bantam Spectra 0-553-27641-7, May ’91 [Apr ’91], $4.50, 312pp, pb, cover by Mick McGinty) Fantasy novel. A house in rural Tennessee is haunted by the spirits of the past. A first novel.

Voices After Midnight Richard Peck (Macmillan UK 0-333-53446-8, Feb ’91 [Apr ’91], £4.99, 181pp, tp, cover by David Mitcheson) Reprint (Delacorte 1989) young-adult fantasy novel. [First U.K. edition]

Seal Child Sylvia Peck (Bantam Skylark 0-553-15868-6, Apr ’91, $3.50, 192pp, pb, cover by Linda Benson) Reprint (Morrow 1989) young-adult fantasy about a little girl who befriends a selkie.

Doctor Who: The Chase John Peel (Target 0-426-20336-4, Jul ’91 [Aug ’91], £2.50, 144pp, pb, cover by Alister Pearson) [Doctor Who] Reissue (Target 1989) young-adult sf novelization. This is a world-wide edition and is available in the U.S. for $4.95. Volume 140 in the series.

The Gallifrey Chronicles John Peel (Doctor Who Books 1-85227-329-1, Oct ’91 [Sep ’91], £14.99, 137pp, hc, cover by Andrew Skilleter) [Doctor Who] ’Non-fiction’ book about the planet from which Doctor Who originated, and including an original short story entitled “The Scrolls of Rassilon.”

Timewyrm: Genesys John Peel (Doctor Who Books 0-426-20355-0, Jun ’91 [May ’91], £3.50, 230pp, pb, cover by Andrew Skilleter) [Doctor Who] Original novel based on the “Doctor Who” series, with a preface by Peter Darvill-Evans, the series editor, and a foreword by Sophie Aldred. This is a world-wide edition and is available in the U.S. for $5.95. Volume 1 in “Doctor Who: The New Adventures”.

Doctor Who: The Pescatons Victor Pemberton (Target 0-426-20353-4, Sep ’91 [Aug ’91], £2.50, 124pp, pb, cover by Alister Pearson) [Doctor Who] Novelization of an LP record featuring Tom Baker as Doctor Who. Volume 153 in the series. This is a world-wide edition and is available in the U.S. for $4.95.

Close Encounters: Film, Feminism, and Science Fiction ed. Constance Penley, Elisabeth Lyon, Lynn Spigel & Janet Bergstrom (University of Minnesota 0-8166-1912-3, Jan ’91 [Feb ’91], $13.95, 298pp, tp) Non-fiction; criticism. A collection of nine essays on feminism and sf tv/film plus a screenplay by Peter Wollen. This is an expanded version of a special issue of Camera Obscura (1986). A hardcover edition (-1911-5, $29.95) was announced but not seen.

The Bruce Pennington Portfolio Bruce Pennington (Paper Tiger 1-85028-138-6, Jan ’91, £9.95, 64pp, tp, cover by Bruce Pennington) Portfolio of 28 full page (16" x 11") reproductions of Bruce Pennington covers, with introductory text by Nigel Suckling.

Fenella Fang and the Time Machine Ritchie Perry (Hutchinson 0-09-176367-3, May ’91, £7.99, 133pp, hc, cover by Jean Baylis) Humorous young-adult horror novel, a sequel to Fenella Fang.

The Albino Knife Steve Perry (Ace 0-441-01391-0, Jul ’91 [Jun ’91], $4.50, 294pp, pb, cover by Royo) [Khadaji] Sf adventure novel, fifth book of the “Matador” series.

Conan the Formidable Steve Perry (Tor 0-812-51377-0, Aug ’91 [Jul ’91], $3.99, 274pp, pb, cover by Ken Kelly) [Conan] Reprint (Tor 1990) fantasy novelization based on Robert E. Howard’s character.

The Hero Curse Steve Perry (DimeNovels 1-56317-008-6, Jul ’91, $1.99, 94pp, pb, cover by Zac Reisner) Fantasy novella of a stableboy who becomes the keeper of an enchanted sword. This is a small format paperback (11.5 x 7.5 cm.).

The Machiavelli Interface Steve Perry (Ace 0-441-51356-5, Oct ’91 [Sep ’91], $3.99, 197pp, pb, cover by Richard Berry) [Khadaji] Reissue (Ace 1986) sf adventure novel, third book of the “Matador” series — the copyright page still identifies this as a first printing, but it’s at least the second.

The Man Who Never Missed Steve Perry (Ace 0-441-51918-0, Aug ’91, $3.95, 195pp, pb, cover by James Gurney) [Khadaji] Reissue (Ace 1985) sf adventure novel, first book of the “Matador” series; fourth printing.

Matadora Steve Perry (Ace 0-441-52207-6, Sep ’91 [Aug ’91], $4.50, 211pp, pb, cover by Richard Berry) [Khadaji] Reissue (Ace 1986) sf adventure novel, second book of the “Matador” series; third printing.

Psi-Man: Main Street D.O.A. David Peters (Diamond 1-55773-492-5, Apr ’91 [Mar ’91], $3.50, 185pp, pb) [Psi-Man] Men’s adventure fantasy novel with a renegade psychic Quaker hero, third book of a series.

Psi-Man: Stalker David Peters (Diamond 1-55773-617-0, Dec ’91 [Nov ’91], $3.99, 171pp, pb) [Psi-Man] Men’s adventure fantasy novel with a renegade psychic Quaker hero, fifth book of an ongoing series.

Psi-Man: The Chaos Kid David Peters (Diamond 1-55773-540-9, Jul ’91, $3.50, 171pp, pb) [Psi-Man] Men’s adventure fantasy novel with a renegade psychic Quaker hero, fourth book of the “Psi-Man” series.

The Last Camel Died at Noon Elizabeth Peters (Warner 0-446-51483-7, Sep ’91, $18.95, 352pp, hc, cover by Bill Teason) [Amelia Peabody Emerson] Romantic historical fantasy adventure à la Haggard, sixth book of the ongoing “Amelia Peabody” series of comic mysteries. Victorian explorer Amelia Peabody, with her archaeologist husband and inhumanly precocious son, discover a lost city deep in the Sudan and attempt to drag it kicking and screaming into the 19th century. Peters is a pseudonym for Barbara Mertz.

The War in 2020 Ralph Peters (Pocket 0-671-67670-9, Mar ’91 [Feb ’91], $19.95, 434pp, hc) Near-future sf technothriller of war in a world decimated by plague.

The War in 2020 Ralph Peters (Lime Tree 0-413-45281-6, May ’91 [Apr ’91], £14.99, 533pp, hc) Reprint (Pocket 1991) sf novel about a future war in the 21st century between the Americans, the Russians and the Japanese. [First U.K. edition]

The War in 2020 Ralph Peters (Pocket Star 0-671-75172-7, Jan ’92, $5.99, 607pp, pb) Reprint (Pocket 1991) near-future sf technothriller of war in a world decimated by plague.

The Ghost Now Standing on Platform One ed. Richard Peyton (Futura 0-7088-4997-0, Dec ’91, £4.99, 382pp, pb, cover by Tony Roberts) Reprint (Souvenir Press 1990) anthology of pieces about phantoms of the railway in fact and fiction.

Journey Into Fear and Other Great Stories of Horror on the Railways ed. Richard Peyton (Wings 0-517-06007-8, Oct ’91, $7.99, 322pp, hc, cover by Peter Fiore) Anthology of 25 ghost and horror stories about trains, with introductory material by the editor. This is an instant remainder edition. First American edition (Souvenir Press 1990 as The Ghost Now Standing on Platform One).

Future Forward Susan Beth Pfeffer (Dell Yearling 0-440-40475-4, Jul ’91 [Jun ’91], $3.25, 123pp, tp, cover by Dave Henderson) [Rewind to Yesterday] Reprint (Delacorte 1989) young-adult humorous sf novel about a VCR that is also a time machine, sequel to Rewind to Yesterday.

Rewind to Yesterday Susan Beth Pfeffer (Dell Yearling 0-440-40474-6, Jul ’91 [Jun ’91], $3.25, 138pp, pb, cover by Dave Henderson) [Rewind to Yesterday] Reprint (Delacorte 1988) young-adult humorous time-travel sf novel.

A Haunted Year Ann Phillips (Oxford University Press 0-19-271650-6, Nov ’91, £8.95, 124pp, hc, cover by Alison James) Young-adult ghost novel.

The Omnibus of 20th Century Ghost Stories ed. Robert Phillips (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-780-1, Nov ’91 [Oct ’91], $10.95, 373pp, tp, cover by Stanley Spencer) Reprint (Carroll & Graf 1989 as Triumph of the Night: Tales of Terror and the Supernatural) anthology of 27 ghost and horror stories by literary writers.

Charlie Peace Paul Pickering (Random House 0-394-58544-5, Nov ’91 [Oct ’91], $20.00, 301pp, hc, cover by David Tamura) Literary fantasy novel of two children who grow up listening to the stories of a mysterious man who might be God and search for him when they grow up.

The Pearl of the Soul of the World Meredith Ann Pierce (Little, Brown/Joy Street 0-316-70743-0, Aug ’91, $15.95, 243pp, hc, cover by Palo Amtmann) [Darkangel] Reissue (Little, Brown 1990) young-adult fantasy novel, third book of the “Darkangel” trilogy; second printing.

He, She and It Marge Piercy (Knopf 0-679-40408-2, Oct ’91, $22.00, 446pp, hc, cover by Rafal Olbinski) Literary sf novel set in a toxic 21st-century dystopian America.

Fall into Darkness Christopher Pike (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-54713-8, Oct ’91, £3.50, 172pp, pb, cover by Davies) Reprint (Archway 1990) young-adult thriller of associational interest. [First U.K. edition]

Sati Christopher Pike (Tor 0-812-51035-6, Jul ’91, $4.99, 276pp, pb, cover by Scott Hague) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1990) fantasy novel about a girl hitchhiker who claims to be god and has powers that transform the lives of the people she comes into contact with.

Scavenger Hunt Christopher Pike (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-53037-5, Jun ’91, £3.50, 176pp, pb) Reprint (Archway 1989) young-adult horror novel. Recommended. (PSP) [First U.K. edition]

Whisper of Death Christopher Pike (Pocket Archway 0-671-69058-2, Dec ’91, $3.50, 180pp, pb) Young-adult fantasy novel of five teenagers indirectly involved in the suicide death of a teenage girl wake to find themselves the only human beings left on Earth.

Thirteen ed. Tonya Pines (Scholastic 0-590-45256-8, Oct ’91, $3.50, 343pp, pb) Original anthology of 13 young-adult horror stories, one a reprint.

Chicago Days/Hoboken Nights Daniel M. Pinkwater (Addison-Wesley 0-201-52359-0, Nov ’91 [Oct ’91], $17.95, 168pp, hc) Associational non-fiction, a memoir of Pinkwater’s life and career.

Alone in the House Edmund Plante (Avon Flare 0-380-76424-5, Oct ’91 [Sep ’91], $2.99, 166pp, pb, cover by Mark Fresh) Young-adult horror novel. A vampire stalks a young girl while her parents are out of town.

The Silicon Man Charles Platt (Bantam Spectra 0-553-28950-0, Mar ’91 [Feb ’91], $4.50, 253pp, pb, cover by Jean Francois Podevin) Sf novel. An FBI agent discovers a scientific conspiracy dedicated to achieving immortality by placing human minds inside computers.

Doctor Who: Battlefield Marc Platt (Target 0-426-20350-X, Jul ’91 [Aug ’91], £2.50, 172pp, pb, cover by Alister Pearson) [Doctor Who] Young-adult sf novelization. This is a world-wide edition and is available in the U.S. for $4.95. Volume 152 in the series.

Out of a Forest Clearing Randall Beth Platt (John Daniel & Company 0-936784-89-X, Nov ’91 [Dec ’91], $9.95, 220pp, tp, cover by Rick Garcia) Fantasy novel, an “environmental fable” of all animals joining together to save the planet from human military technology.

Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe (Doubleday 0-385-07407-7, Mar ’91, $19.95, 821pp, hc, cover by Jackie Schuman) Reissue (Doubleday 1966) collection of 66 stories, the short novel “The Narrative of A. Gordon Pym of Nantucket”, and Poe’s complete poems; 21st printing.

The Gold-Bug and Other Tales Edgar Allan Poe (Dover 0-486-26875-6, Aug ’91, $1.00, 121pp, tp, cover by Paul E. Kennedy) Collection of nine classic stories. A “Dover Thrift Edition.”

The Short Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe: An Annotated Edition Edgar Allan Poe (University of Illinois Press 0-252-06125-X, Feb ’90 [Jan ’91], $17.95, 633pp, tp) Reprint (Bobbs Merrill 1976) collection of all of Poe’s short fiction, edited and with notes by Stuart and Susan Levine, plus an introduction by Stuart Levine and a bibliography. This has been the standard text of Poe’s short fiction.

Tales of Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe (Morrow/Books of Wonder 0-688-07509-6, Sep ’91 [Aug ’91], $19.95, 308pp, hc, cover by Barry Moser) Collection of 14 stories with illustrations by Barry Moser and an afterword by Peter Glassman.

The Gateway Trip: Tales and Vignettes of the Heechee Frederik Pohl (Easton Press, Jan ’91, no price, 241pp, hc) [Heechee (Robinette Broadhead)] Collection of 10 “Heechee” stories/vignettes, with an introduction by James Gunn and the original illustrations by Frank Kelly-Freas. Published “simultaneously” with the Del Rey edition which appeared two months earlier. This special leatherbound gilt-edge edition is part of the “Signed First Editions of Science Fiction” series and is available by subscription only.

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