The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Man Who Used the Universe Alan Dean Foster (Warner 0-446-32819-7, Jul ’85, $2.95, 316pp, pb) Reissue (SFBC 1983) sf novel.

The Moment of the Magician Alan Dean Foster (Warner 0-446-32326-8, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $2.95, 312pp, pb) [Spellsinger] Reprint (Phantasia 1984) fantasy novel, #4 in the “Spellsinger” series (or #3, going by the hardcovers).

The Paths of the Perambulator Alan Dean Foster (Phantasia 0-932096-39-5, Nov ’85, $40.00 signed, boxed limited edition of 300, $17.00 for 1200 copy trade edition, 204pp, hc) [Spellsinger] Humorous fantasy novel, “Spellsinger” #5 (or #4 if you’re going by the hardcovers, where the first two books appeared in one volume).

Season of the Spellsong Alan Dean Foster (SFBC #01827, Nov ’85 [Dec ’85], $8.50, 730pp, hc) [Spellsinger] Omnibus edition of the first books in the “Spellsinger” series.

Sentenced to Prism Alan Dean Foster (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31980-X, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $3.50, 273pp, pb) [Thranx] Sf novel, part of the “Commonwealth” series.

Starman Alan Dean Foster (Corgi 0-552-12688-8, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], £1.95, 192pp, pb) Reprint (Warner 1984) sf novel, a novelization of the film script by Bruce A. Evans & Raynold Gideon. First British edition.

The Day of the Klesh M. A. Foster (DAW 0-88677-016-5, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $2.95, 271pp, pb) [Ler Trilogy] Reissue (DAW 1978) sf novel, conclusion of the trilogy. 3rd printing.

The Gameplayers of Zan M. A. Foster (DAW 0-87997-993-3, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $3.95, 445pp, pb) [Ler Trilogy] Reissue (DAW 1977) sf novel, part of a loosely connected trilogy which started with The Warriors of Dawn. Recommended! (FCM) 8th printing.

The Morphodite M. A. Foster (DAW 0-88677-017-3, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $2.95, 255pp, pb) [Morphodite] Reissue (DAW 1981) sf novel, first in a series. 3rd printing.

Owl Time M. A. Foster (DAW 0-87997-992-5, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $2.95, 251pp, pb) Collection of four novellas written in four different styles.

Preserver M. A. Foster (DAW 0-88677-095-5, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $2.95, 253pp, pb) [Morphodite] Sf novel, conclusion of the “Morphodite” trilogy.

The Warriors of Dawn M. A. Foster (DAW 0-87997-994-1, 1984 [Dec ’84], $3.25, 303pp, pb) [Ler Trilogy] Reissue (DAW 1975) sf novel, first in a fine trilogy. (FCM) 8th printing.

A Maggot John Fowles (Little, Brown 0-316-28994-9, Sep ’85, $19.95, length not known, hc) This novel is billed as “part detective story, part science fiction, part gothic horror tale”; it takes place in the 18th century. A limited special edition is available for $100.00, 0-316-29115-3; there’s also a simultaneous British edition from Cape.

The Terminator Randall Frakes & Bill Wisher (Bantam 0-553-25317-4, Nov ’85 [Sep ’85], $2.95, 240pp, pb) [Terminator] Novelization of the sf movie, based on the screenplay by James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd. The British novelization, by another author, is completely different.

A History of the Hugo, Nebula, and International Fantasy Awards, Updated Edition Donald Franson & Howard DeVore (Misfit, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $6.00 postpaid, 185pp, pb) This edition, which covers 1984 and earlier awards, has a 1985 copyright on the inside cover, a 1981 copyright on the title page, but is actually a 1984 book.

Frank Frazetta: Book Five Frank Frazetta (Bantam 0-553-34175-8, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $12.95, 95pp, pb) Art book with color and black and white work.

The Elder Cris Freddi (Knopf 0-394-53914-1, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $16.95, 323pp, hc) Novel set in a world where the Elders have absolute power over the young; the hero rebels. A first novel.

The Hammer and the Horn Michael Jan Friedman (Popular Library/Questar 0-445-20028-6, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $2.95, 297pp, pb) [Vidar] Fantasy novel, a first novel. Entertaining retellings and embellishments of Norse mythology. (DLN)

The Seekers and the Sword Michael Jan Friedman (Popular Library/Questar 0-445-20139-8, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $2.95, 263pp, pb) [Vidar] Fantasy novel starring Vidar Jawbreaker, son of Odin.

Mustapha and His Wise Dog Esther M. Friesner (Avon 0-380-89676-1, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $2.95, 175pp, pb) [Chronicles of the Twelve Kingdoms] Fantasy novel, a first novel.

Krishna Nigel Frith (Allen & Unwin/Unicorn 0-04-823283-1, May ’85 [Apr ’85], £2.95, 238pp, pb) Reprint (Sheldon 1975 as The Legend of Krishna) fantasy novel.

The Warlord #5: Terminal Island Jason Frost (Zebra 0-8217-1697-2, Nov ’85, $2.50, 235pp, pb) [Warlord] Sf adventure novel in a post-holocaust series.

Ghastly Beyond Belief Neil Gaiman & Kim Newman (Arrow 0-09-936830-7, Jun ’85 [May ’85], £2.50, 344pp, pb) Non-fiction; both a reference and a humor book. This is a compilation of awful excerpts, hilarious blunders, rare moments of intentional humor, and quotes by and about sf authors, filmmakers, etc. Enough to reduce the sternest reader to helpless laughter, this is a comic gem. Highly recommended. (FCM)

The Annotated Guide to Fantastic Adventures Edward J. Gallagher (Starmont 0-916732-70-3, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $9.95, 170pp, pb) Non-fiction, reference. Has a chronological listing of each of the 843 stories published in the pulp Fantastic Adventures (1939 to 1953) with a summary of each plus the usual indexes, etc.

Bioblast Raymond Z. Gallun (Berkley 0-425-08185-0, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $2.95, 236pp, pb) Sf novel. “Was he superman or supermonster?”

Grendel John Gardner (Vintage 0-394-74056-4, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $3.95, 152pp, pb) Reprint (Knopf 1971) fantasy novel, retelling Beowulf from the monster’s point of view. Recommended. (FCM)

Mikkelsson’s Ghosts John Gardner (Vintage 0-394-72938-2, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $6.95, 590pp, pb) Reprint (Knopf 1982) fantasy novel.

Alan Garner’s Book of British Fairy Tales Alan Garner (Delacorte 0-385-29425-5, Oct ’85, $16.95, 160pp, hc) Reprint (Collins 1984), first U.S. edition. Garner’s retelling of 21 fairy tales, with woodcut illustrations by Derek Collard.

Return to Eddarta Randall Garrett & Vicki Ann Heydron (Bantam 0-553-24709-3, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $2.75, 150pp, pb) [Gandalara] Fantasy novel, #6 in the “Gandalara” series. Although Garrett outlined the beginning of the series, it’s now written entirely by his wife.

Atlan Jane Gaskell (DAW 0-88677-049-1, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $3.50, 334pp, pb) [Atlan] Reprint (Hodder 1965) fantasy novel, #3 in the “Atlan Saga”.

The City Jane Gaskell (DAW 0-88677-085-8, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $3.50, 276pp, pb) [Atlan] Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1966) fantasy novel, “Atlan” #4.

The Dragon Jane Gaskell (DAW 0-88677-021-1, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $2.95, 240pp, pb) [Atlan] Reprint (St. Martin’s 1977) of the second half of The Serpent (Hodder 1963), now the second book in the “Atlan” fantasy saga.

The Serpent Jane Gaskell (DAW 0-87997-990-9, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $2.95, 320pp, pb) [Atlan] Reprint (St. Martins 1977) fantasy novel, the first half of The Serpent (Hodder 1963), now the first book in the “Atlan” saga.

The Wanderground Sally Miller Gearhart (The Women’s Press 0-7043-3947-1, Jun ’85 [May ’85], £1.95, 212pp, pb) Reprint (Persephone 1980) feminist sf novel.

The King Beyond the Gate David Gemmell (Century 0-7126-0871-0, Aug ’85 [Oct ’85], £9.95, 309pp, hc) [Drenai] Heroic fantasy novel, set in the same world as Legend.

Golden Witchbreed Mary Gentle (SFBC #1763, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $5.98, 429pp, hc) [Orthe] Reprint (Gollancz 1983) sf novel.

Golden Witchbreed Mary Gentle (NAL/Signet 0-451-13606-3, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $3.95, 495pp, pb) [Orthe] Reprint (Gollancz 1983) sf novel.

A Hawk in Silver Mary Gentle (Morrow/Lothrop Lee & Shepard 0-688-04213-9, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $10.95 FPT, 237pp, hc) Reprint (Gollancz 1977), first U.S. edition of a young-adult fantasy novel written when Mary Gentle was 18.

A Day for Damnation: Volume II of the War Against the Chtorr David Gerrold (Pocket 0-671-45121-9, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $3.95, 382pp, pb) [War Against the Chtorr] Reprint (Timescape 1984) sf novel.

Neuromancer William Gibson (Ace 0-441-56958-7, Aug ’85 [Oct ’85], $2.95, 271pp, pb) [Neuromancer] Reissue (Ace 1984) award-winning sf novel; 4th printing. This won the Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick awards for best novel of 1984.

Hell on Earth Keith Giffen & Robert Loren Fleming (DC Comics 0-9320289-05-6, Sep ’85, $5.95, 48pp, pb) Graphic story adaptation of a Robert Bloch story from the March 1942 issue of Weird Tales.

Who Says Paranoia Isn’t “in” Any More? Alexis Gilliland (Loompanics Unlimited 0-915179-21-0, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $5.95, unpaginated, pb) Gilliland’s second collection of cartoons.

The Rebel of Rhada Robert Cham Gilman (Ace 0-441-71068-9, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $2.95, 184pp, pb) [Rhada] Reissue (Harcourt Brace World 1968) sf novel, #2 in the “Rhada” series; it used to be #1. Gilman is a pen name for Alfred Coppel.

The Warlock of Rhada Robert Cham Gilman (Ace 0-441-87310-3, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $2.75, 172pp, pb) [Rhada] This seems to be an unpublished prequel to the “Rhada” trilogy, a space adventure series written by Alfred Coppel before he became a Big-Time author. The other three were published 1968-1970. This one reads about the same and is probably an older Coppel manuscript.

The Undying Land William Gilmour (Donald M. Grant 0-937986-62-3, Oct ’85, $20.00, 208pp, hc) Novel of fantastic adventure, with a pulp-style swashbuckler in a lost kingdom somewhere in Africa. It’s new, but written as if it were from a 1920’s Adventure magazine. llustrations by Kevin Johnson.

Back to the Future George Gipe (Berkley 0-425-08205-9, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $2.95, 248pp, pb) [Back to the Future] Novelization of the Spielberg movie, from a screenplay by Robert Zemeckis & Bob Gale.

The Rishi Leo Giroux, Jr. (Evans 0-87131-463-0, Sep ’85, $16.95, 355pp, hc) Fantasy/horror adventure novel of the revival of the Indian cult of Thuggee, and the acts of dark gods. A first novel.

Beloved Exile Parke Godwin (Bantam Spectra 0-553-24924-X, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $3.95, 437pp, pb) [Firelord] Reprint (Bantam 1984) Arthurian novel, sequel to Firelord.

Firelord Parke Godwin (Bantam Spectra 0-553-25269-0, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $3.95, 369pp, pb) [Firelord] Reissue (Doubleday 1970) realistic Arthurian novel. 3rd printing.

The Last Rainbow Parke Godwin (Bantam 0-553-34142-1, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $7.95, 358pp, pb) Fantasy historical novel featuring St. Patrick and a woman of Faerie.

The Silent Gondoliers: A Fable By S. Morgenstern William Goldman (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32583-4, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $3.50, 110pp, pb) Reprint (Del Rey 1983) fantasy fable with illustrations by Paul Giovanopoulos. This is the first time Goldman’s name has appeared on the jacket.

The Dream Years Lisa Goldstein (Bantam Spectra 0-553-05090-7, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $13.95, 181pp, hc) Fantasy novel of time travel, the Surrealist movement, and revolution. Beautifully crafted, superbly structured. One of the best novels of 1985. (DLN)

Emperor, Swords, Pentacles Phyllis Gotlieb (Ace 0-441-20547-X, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $2.95, 299pp, pb) [Starcats] Reissue (Ace 1982) sf novel in the “Khreng and Prandra” series. Third Ace printing.

A Judgement of Dragons Phyllis Gotlieb (Ace 0-441-42032-X, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $2.95, 263pp, pb) [Starcats] Reprint (Berkley 1980) collection of four stories starring sentient cats. First book in a trilogy.

The Kingdom of Cats Phyllis Gotlieb (Ace 0-441-44453-9, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $2.95, 284pp, pb) [Starcats] Sf novel, third in the “Ungruwarkh” trilogy. This tour-de-force underscores Gotlieb’s much-underestimated talent - a complex, demanding and rewarding book. Not to be missed. (DLN)

After Things Fell Apart Ron Goulart (Berkley 0-425-07647-4, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $2.75, 189pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1977) satiric sf novel.

Brainz, Inc. Ron Goulart (DAW 0-88677-042-4, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $2.75, 205pp, pb) [Odd Jobs, Inc.] Sf novel. Part of the “Odd Jobs, Inc.” series.

Suicide, Inc. Ron Goulart (Berkley 0-425-07586-9, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $2.75, 156pp, pb) Sf novel.

The Tea Party Charles L. Grant (Pocket 0-671-50522-X, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $3.50, 312pp, pb) Horror novel.

Greystone Bay ed. Charles L. Grant (Tor 0-812-51852-7, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $2.95, 271pp, pb) [Greystone Bay] Original anthology of connected stories, all set in “the city horror calls its own.” This book is The First Chronicles.

Midnight ed. Charles L. Grant (Tor 0-812-51850-0, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $2.95, 284pp, pb) Anthology of dark fantasy. Many of the stories are originals.

Night Visions 2 ed. Charles L. Grant (Dark Harvest 0-913165-06-9, Oct ’85, $45.00 signed, boxed numbered edition of 300; $18.00 trade edition, 327pp, hc) Original anthology of work by David Morrell, Joseph Payne Brennan, and Karl Edward Wagner, with illustrations by Robert W. Lavoie.

Shadows 3 ed. Charles L. Grant (Berkley 0-425-07453-6, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $2.95, 211pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1980) original anthology of dark fantasy.

Shadows 4 ed. Charles L. Grant (Berkley 0-425-07650-4, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $2.95, 216pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1981) original horror anthology.

Shadows 8 ed. Charles L. Grant (Doubleday 0-385-19823-X, Oct ’85, $12.95, 191pp, hc) Original anthology with 17 tales of dark fantasy and horror.

Saraband of Lost Time Richard Grant (Avon 0-380-89533-1, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $2.95, 327pp, pb) Far-future sf novel. A first novel. Very promising despite some flaws. Recommended. (FCM)

The Fall of Kevin Walker Alasdair Gray (Canongate 0-86241-072-X, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], £7.95, 144pp, hc) Gray’s new novel (or novella) is mainstream, not sf or fantasy, and we list it for his fans. It’s an enjoyable fable of an eccentric young Scotsman storming London in the sixties — more straightforward than previous Gray, but with a sharp satiric bite and fine characterization. (FCM).

Lanark: A Life in 4 Books Alasdair Gray (George Braziller 0-8076-1108-5, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $20.00, 561pp, hc) Reprint (Canongate 1981), the first hardcover edition to appear in the U.S. An excellent novel blending fantasy with mainstream — this won a British award. Recommended. (FCM)

Lanark: A Life in 4 Books Alasdair Gray (Canongate 0-903937-74-3, Jun ’85 [May ’85], £15.00, 561pp, hc) Reprint (Canongate 1981) literary/allegorical fantasy novel; this is billed as the “definitive” edition, and is numbered and signed by the author.

The Magic Cup Andrew M. Greeley (Warner 0-446-32438-8, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $3.50, 296pp, pb) Reprint (McGraw Hill 1979) fantasy novel of medieval Ireland.

Despatches from the Frontiers of the Female Mind ed. Jen Green & Sarah Lefanu (The Women’s Press 0-7043-3973-0, Sep ’85 [Oct ’85], £2.50, 248pp, pb) Original anthology with sf stories by Tanith Lee, Raccoona Sheldon, Mary Gentle, Josephine Saxton, and others.

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