The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Dragonslayer Wayland Drew (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32306-8, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $2.95, 218pp, pb) Reissue (Del Rey 1981), 4th printing. Based on the screenplay for the movie of the same name, this fantasy novel stands on its own — well-written and enjoyable. (FCM)

The Gaian Expedient Wayland Drew (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-30888-3, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $2.95, 259pp, pb) [Erthring] Sf novel, Part Two of “The Erthring Cycle”.

Traveler # 5: Road War [by John Shirley] D. B. Drumm (Dell 0-440-17471-6, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $2.25, 158pp, pb) [Traveler] Post-catastrophe adventure series in the vein of Mad Max. Apparently written by sf author John Shirley.

Traveler # 6: Border War [by John Shirley] D. B. Drumm (Dell 0-440-10762-8, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $2.50, 172pp, pb) [Traveler] Post-catastrophe survivalist novel, part of an endless series. John Shirley is the author of at least some of these.

Traveler # 7: The Road Ghost [by Ed Naha] D. B. Drumm (Dell 0-440-17469-4, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $2.50, 172pp, pb) [Traveler] Sf novel in a post-holocaust adventure series.

Dictionary of Mysticism and the Occult Nevill Drury (Harper & Row 0-06-062093-5, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $24.95, 281pp, hc) Non-fiction, reference book whose entries range from the Mabinogion to Arthur Machen, from modern psychics to ancient gods. Fascinating browsing, and useful for writers in search of brief introductions to matters occult. (FCM)

Dictionary of Mysticism and the Occult Nevill Drury (Harper & Row 0-06-062094-3, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $12.95, 281pp, pb) Paperback version of the above.

The Door Into Fire Diane Duane (Tor 0-812-53671-1, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $2.95, 290pp, pb) [Tale of Five] Reprint (Dell 1979) fantasy novel, first in a series.

Deep Wizardry Diane E. Duane (Delacorte 0-385-29373-9, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $15.95, 272pp, hc) [Nita & Kit] Young-adult fantasy novel, sequel to So You Want to Be a Wizard. Well-crafted and exciting, including that fantasy rarity, a real surprise ending. Recommended. (DLN)

The Door Into Fire Diane E. Duane (Bluejay 0-312-94107-2, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $7.95, 290pp, pb) [Tale of Five] Reprint (Dell 1979) fantasy novel, first of a series.

The Door Into Shadow Diane E. Duane (Tor 0-812-53673-8, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $2.95, 298pp, pb) [Tale of Five] Reprint (Bluejay 1984) fantasy novel, sequel to The Door into Fire.

Star Trek: My Enemy, My Ally Diane E. Duane (SFBC #2590, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $4.98, 210pp, hc) [Star Trek] Reprint (Pocket 1984) Star Trek novel, #18 in the series. First hardcover edition.

Half Magic Edward Eager (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 0-15-637990-2, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $4.95, 217pp, pb) Reprint (Harcourt Brace 1954) juvenile fantasy novel, with illustrations by N.M. Bodecker. 8th paperback printing. A wonderful ode to E. Nesbit. Recommended. (CNB)

Knight’s Castle Edward Eager (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 0-15-647350-X, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $4.95, 183pp, pb) Reprint (Harcourt Brace 1956) juvenile fantasy novel illustrated by N.M. Bodecker. A parody of Ivanhoe. 6th paperback printing.

Magic or Not? Edward Eager (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 0-15-655121-7, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $4.95, 190pp, pb) [Magic or Not?] Reissue (Harcourt Brace 1959) juvenile fantasy novel, illustrated by N.M. Bodecker. 2nd paperback printing.

The Time Garden Edward Eager (HBJ/Voyager 0-15-288190-5, Nov ’85 [Dec ’85], $4.95, 188pp, pb) Reissue (Harcourt Brace 1958) juvenile fantasy.

The Well-Wishers Edward Eager (HBJ/Voyager 0-15-294992-5, Nov ’85 [Dec ’85], $4.95, 191pp, pb) [Magic or Not?] Reissue (Harcourt Brace 1960) juvenile fantasy novel.

Masters of Glass M. Coleman Easton (Popular Library/Questar 0-445-20064-2, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $2.95, 245pp, pb) [Masters of Glass] Fantasy novel, a first novel. Well done, with an interesting twist on magic. Recommended. (FCM)

The Belgariad 1 David Eddings (Century 0-7126-0879-6, 1985 [Dec ’85], £12.95, 691pp, hc) [Belgariad] Reprint (SFBC 1985) omnibus edition of the first three books in the fantasy series, Pawn of Prophecy (Del Rey 1982), Queen of Sorcery (Del Rey 1982), and Magician’s Gambit (Del Rey 1983). First British omnibus edition.

The Belgariad 2 David Eddings (Century 0-7126-0951-2, 1985 [Dec ’85], £12.95, 548pp, hc) [Belgariad] Reprint (SFBC 1985) omnibus edition of the concluding two books of the fantasy saga, The Castle of Wizardry (Del Rey 1984) and Enchanter’s End Game (Del Rey 1984). First British omnibus edition.

The Belgariad: Part One David Eddings (SFBC #4654, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $9.98, 759pp, hc) [Belgariad] Omnibus edition of the first three novels in the “Belgariad” series.

The Belgariad: Part Two David Eddings (SFBC #3973, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $7.98, 626pp, hc) [Belgariad] Omnibus edition of the fourth and fifth novels in the “Belgariad” series.

Enchanters’ End Game David Eddings (Century 0-7126-0865-6, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], £9.95, 372pp, hc) [Belgariad] Reprint (Del Rey 1984) fantasy novel, conclusion of the “Belgariad” series. First U.K. edition, and the first hardcover.

The Nick of Time George Alec Effinger (Doubleday 0-385-19641-5, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $12.95, 180pp, hc) [Nick of Time] Sf absurdist novel about time travel. A sequel is planned.

Star Trek: Devil World Gordon Eklund (Bantam 0-553-24677-1, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $2.95, 153pp, pb) [Star Trek] Reissue (Bantam 1979) Star Trek novel.

The Comedy of the Fantastic: Ecological Perspectives on the Fantasy Novel Don D. Elgin (Greenwood 0-313-23283-0, Feb ’85 [Aug ’85], $29.95, 204pp, hc) Non-fiction, critical study, with chapters on Tolkien, Lewis, Charles Williams, Frank Herbert, and Joy Chant.

The Burnt Lands Richard Elliott (Fawcett/Gold Medal 0-449-12771-0, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $3.50, 263pp, pb) Near-future disaster novel of Earth “ravaged by a solar flare which erupts when a star wars weapon misfires and hits the sun.” The authors are Elton P. Elliott and Richard E. Geis.

Worldmaker A. C. Ellis (Ace 0-441-91102-1, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $2.95, 233pp, pb) Sf novel.

Approaching Oblivion Harlan Ellison (Bluejay 0-312-94018-1, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $7.95, 213pp, pb) Reprint (Walker 1974) collection. There is a new “introduction to the introduction” dated 1984.

An Edge in My Voice Harlan Ellison (Donning 0-89865-341-X, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $9.95, 548pp, pb) Non-fiction, associational. Ellison’s columns for the L.A. Weekly, in the polemic mode. There is also a regular hardcover and a limited-edition hardcover.

Medea: Harlan’s World ed. Harlan Ellison (Phantasia 0-932096-36-0, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $50.00 signed numbered 475-copy special edition; $20.00 725-copy trade edition, 532pp, hc) [Medea] This small-press version is simultaneous with the one from Bantam Spectra and is the only hardcover. The special edition is sold out. It’s a fine job of bookbinding and should be a highly prized collector’s item. (CNB)

Medea: Harlan’s World ed. Harlan Ellison (Bantam 0-553-34170-7, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $10.95, 532pp, pb) [Medea] Anthology of 11 stories set on a planet conceived by Harlan Ellison. Authors include Poul Anderson, Frank Herbert, and Larry Niven. Illustrations by Kelly Freas.

The Princess of Flames Ru Emerson (Ace 0-441-67919-6, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $2.95, 327pp, pb) Quasi-medieval fantasy novel. A first novel.

Momo Michael Ende (Quality Paperback Book Club/Doubleday, 1985 [Oct ’85], no price given, 227pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1985) fantasy novel; the hardcover printing in trade paperback binding; available only to book club members.

Momo Michael Ende (Doubleday 0-385-19093-X, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $14.95, 227pp, hc) This is a new English translation of a fantasy novel which previously appeared as The Grey Gentleman (Burke 1974). J. Maxwell Brownjohn did the new translation. The book is printed in sepia.

Days Between Stations Steve Erickson (Poseidon/Simon & Schuster 0-671-53275-8, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $15.95, 253pp, hc) Literary sf novel of the future, billed as “darkly romantic, tinged with the surreal.”

Children of the Dragon Rose Estes (Random House 0-394-86433-6, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $2.95, 205pp, pb) Juvenile fantasy novel, with black and white illustrations by Carl Lundgren.

Children of the Dragon Rose Estes (Random House 0-394-96433-0, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $5.99, 205pp, hc) The above in a library binding.

The Crystal City Nancy Etchemendy (Avon Camelot 0-380-89699-0, Sep ’85, $2.50, 173pp, pb) [Watchers of Space] Young-adult sf novel, sequel to The Watchers of Space.

The Watchers of Space Nancy Etchemendy (Avon Camelot 0-380-75374-X, Sep ’85, $2.50, 124pp, pb) [Watchers of Space] Reissue (Avon Camelot 1980) young-adult sf novel; 3rd printing.

Rider Haggard Norman Etherington (Twayne 0-6869-6, 1984 [Dec ’85], $15.95, 138pp, hc) Non-fiction, critical study — mostly a Freudian analysis of the early novels. This has a 1984 copyright date, but we did not see it until 1985. [H. Rider Haggard]

The World of Oz: A Fantastic Expedition Over the Rainbow Allen Eyles (HP Books 0-89586-415-0, Nov ’85, $9.95, 96pp, 8" x 10", pb) [Oz] An affectionate look at the Land of Oz in book & film. The highlight of the book is the reprinting of numerous color illustrations and stills on slick paper—the reprints, in many cases, are better than the originals.

Arthur C. Clarke’s World of Strange Powers John Fairley & Simon Welfare (Putnam 0-399-13066-7, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $19.95, 248pp, hc) Reprint (U.K. 1984), first U.S. edition. Non-fiction, book version of a tv series on strange phenomena, etc. Clarke wrote the foreword and epilogue. Listed for Clarke completists.

Dayworld Philip José Farmer (Putnam 0-399-12967-7, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $16.95, 320pp, hc) [Dayworld] Sf novel, start of a new series. This is set in the same universe as “The Sliced Crosswise Only on Tuesday World” but is not otherwise connected. It’s Farmer’s best book in years. Recommended. (CNB)

Dayworld Philip José Farmer (SFBC #2548, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $6.98, 248pp, hc) [Dayworld] Reprint (Putnam 1985) sf novel.

Gods of Riverworld Philip José Farmer (Berkley 0-425-07322-X, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $3.50, 331pp, pb) [Riverworld] Reprint (Phantasia 1983) sf novel, in the “Riverworld” series.

Image of the Beast Philip José Farmer (Berkley 0-425-07708-X, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $3.50, 336pp, pb) [Herald Childe] Reprint (Playboy 1979) erotic fantasy novel. Omnibus edition of Image of the Beast (Essex House 1968) and Blown (Essex House 1969) run together as one novel. The original Sturgeon afterword has become a foreword.

Keepers of the Secrets Philip José Farmer (Severn House 0-7278-1140-1, 1985 [Oct ’85], £7.95, 152pp, hc) [Caliban] Reprint (Ace 1970 as The Mad Goblin) sf novel of James Caliban, MD, battling The Nine; sequel to The Lord of the Trees. First hardcover edition.

The Lavalite World Philip José Farmer (Berkley 0-425-07515-X, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $2.75, 282pp, pb) [World of Tiers] Reprint (Ace 1977) sf novel. “World of Tiers” #5.

Time’s Last Gift Philip José Farmer (Tor 0-812-53764-5, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $2.95, 352pp, pb) Reprint (Ballantine 1972; revised ed. Ballantine 1977) sf novel. This edition follows the 1977 revised text.

Traitor to the Living Philip José Farmer (Tor 0-812-53766-1, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $2.95, 286pp, pb) [Herald Childe] Reprint (Ballantine 1973) sf novel.

Two Hawks from Earth Philip José Farmer (Berkley 0-425-08092-7, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $2.95, 311pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1979) sf novel. A rewritten and expanded version of The Gate of Time (Belmont 1966). A modern man on a primitive parallel earth.

Protectorate Mick Farren (Ace 0-441-68680-X, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $2.75, 250pp, pb) Reprint (NEL 1984) sf novel. First U.S. edition.

The Fury John Farris (Tor 0-812-58262-4, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $3.50, 349pp, pb) [Fury] Reprint (Playboy 1976) horror novel. A movie was made from the book.

Magician: Apprentice Raymond E. Feist (Bantam Spectra 0-553-25575-4, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $3.50, 323pp, pb) [Riftwar] Reprint (Doubleday 1982, as Magician) fantasy novel. This is only the first half of the Doubleday book, which is being split in two. There are also two sequels to come.

Silverthorn Raymond E. Feist (Doubleday 0-385-19210-X, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $15.95, 352pp, hc) [Riftwar] Fantasy novel, sequel to Magician; second in the “Riftwar” trilogy.

Silverthorn Raymond E. Feist (SFBC #04727, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $6.98, 309pp, hc) [Riftwar] Reprint (Doubleday 1985) fantasy novel, sequel to Magician.

Downtime Cynthia Felice (Bluejay 0-312-94115-3, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $15.95, 246pp, hc) Sf novel.

George Orwell: The Political Pen Keith Ferrell (Evans 0-87131-444-4, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $11.95, 180pp, hc) Biography written “for young readers,” covering Orwell’s life and works, with an epilogue on 1984 and 1984. [George Orwell]

Infinity’s Web Sheila Finch (Bantam Spectra 0-553-25251-8, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $2.95, 230pp, pb) Sf novel, a first novel.

Not Wanted on the Voyage Timothy Findley (Delacorte 0-385-29415-8, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $17.95, 352pp, hc) Reprint (Penguin Books—Canada 1984), first U.S. edition. Fantasy novel of Noah and the Flood. Funny, poignant, eccentric. Recommended. (FCM)

Time and Again Jack Finney (S&S/Fireside 0-671-24295-4, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $9.95, 397pp, pb) [Time and Again] Reissue (Simon & Schuster 1970) fantasy novel.

Mont Cant Gold Paul R. Fisher (Ace/Tempo 0-441-53602-6, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $2.25, 209pp, pb) Reprint (Atheneum 1981) young-adult fantasy novel.

Erinsaga: The Mythological Paintings of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick (De Danann 0-904745-04-X, Nov ’85, £9.95, 111pp, pb) Art book with an introduction by Andrew M. Greeley, featuring Fitzpatrick’s unique blend of Celtic, Art Nouveau, and comic-book graphics. Available from the exclusive American distributor, Bud Plant, Inc. The release with the book does not give a U.S. price.

Master of the Sidhe Kenneth C. Flint (Bantam Spectra 0-553-25261-5, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $2.95, 248pp, pb) [Sidhe Legends] Fantasy novel, conclusion of a trilogy.

A Storm Upon Ulster Kenneth C. Flint (Bantam 0-553-24710-7, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $3.50, 309pp, pb) [Sidhe Legends] Reissue (Bantam 1981) fantasy novel.

Future Threads: Costume Design for the Science Fiction World John L. Flynn (New Media, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $9.95, 80pp, pb) Media-oriented book for costumers; mostly Star Trek. There is also supposed to be a hardcover edition for $19.95, but we have not seen it.

The Atlas of Pern Karen Wynn Fonstad (SFBC #3911, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $9.98, 169pp, hc) [Pern] Reprint (Ballantine 1984); non-fiction; reference book with maps and descriptions from Anne McCaffrey’s “Pern” series.

The Atlas of the Land Karen Wynn Fonstad (Ballantine 0-345-31431-X, Oct ’85, $19.95, 201pp, hc) [Thomas Covenant] Non-fiction; reference book with maps and descriptions of The Land, setting of Stephen R. Donaldson’s “Covenant” novels.

The Atlas of the Land Karen Wynn Fonstad (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31433-6, Oct ’85, $9.95, 201pp, pb) [Thomas Covenant] Trade paperback of the above. [Stephen R. Donaldson]

The Needle on Full: Lesbian Feminist Science Fiction Caroline Forbes (Onlywomen 0-906500-19-2, 1985 [Sep ’85], £3.95/$7.95, 267pp, pb) Collection of 9 stories from a “radical feminist and lesbian” publisher. The U.S. distributor is Inland Book Co.

The Dragon Waiting John M. Ford (Avon 0-380-69887-0, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $3.50, 383pp, pb) Reprint (Timescape 1983) alternate-world fantasy novel. It won the 1984 World Fantasy Award. Recommended. (CNB)

Bestiary Mountain John Forrester (Bradbury Press 0-02-735530-6, Oct ’85 [Nov ’85], $11.95, 140pp, hc) [Bestiary] Young-adult sf novel, first in the “Bestiary Trilogy”; a first novel. Four teenagers from the moon return to a ravaged Earth.

A Darkness Upon the Ice William R. Forstchen (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31682-7, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $2.95, 275pp, pb) [Ice Prophet] Sf novel, conclusion of the “Ice Prophet” trilogy.

The Flame Upon the Ice William R. Forstchen (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31137-X, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $2.95, 279pp, pb) [Ice Prophet] Reissue (Ballantine/Del Rey 1984) sf novel, second in the “Ice Prophet” trilogy.

The Flight of the Dragonfly Robert L. Forward (Baen 0-671-55937-0, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $3.50, 376pp, pb) Reprint (Timescape 1984) sf novel.

Starquake Robert L. Forward (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31232-5, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $14.95, 326pp, hc) [Dragon’s Egg] Sf novel, a sequel to Dragon’s Egg.

The I Inside Alan Dean Foster (Orbit 0-7088-8115-7, 1985, £2.50, 311pp, pb) Reprint (Warner 1984) sf collection. [First U.K. edition]

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