The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Wasteworld 2: Resurrection James Barton (Granada 0-583-13702-4, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], £1.50, 142pp, pb) [Wasteworld] Sf novel, second in in the post-holocaust adventure series.

Imps, Demons, Hobgoblins, Witches, Fairies & Elves Leonard Baskin (Pantheon 0-394-85963-4, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $12.95, unpaginated, hc) Catalogue of supernatural beings, illustrated in color by the author, a well-known artist.

The Birth of the People’s Republic of Antarctica John Calvin Batchelor (Penguin (US) 0-14-007151-2, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $6.95, 401pp, tp) Reprint (Dial 1983) sf novel, an ambitious and impressive saga of the near-future. (FCM)

The Way of Wyrd Brian Bates (Harper & Row 0-06-250040-6, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $12.95, 208pp, hc) “Documentary fantasy novel” of a medieval sorcerer’s apprentice taught by a sort of Anglo-Saxon version of Castaneda’s Don Juan. First U.S. edition (U.K. 1983).

The Wonderful World of Oz L. Frank Baum (NAL/Signet 0-451-51864-0, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $2.25, 256pp, pb) [Oz] Reprint (Hill 1900) classic juvenile fantasy, illustrated with the original drawings by W.W. Denslow.

The Infinity Concerto Greg Bear (Berkley 0-425-07308-4, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $2.95, 342pp, pb) [Infinity Concerto] Fantasy novel, the first of two parts. Recommended. (FCM)

Star Trek: Corona Greg Bear (Pocket 0-671-47390-5, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $2.95, 192pp, pb) [Star Trek] Star Trek novelization. Number 15 in the series.

The Wind from a Burning Woman Greg Bear (Ace 0-441-89212-4, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $2.75, 226pp, pb) Reprint (Arkham House 1983) collection, including the Nebula winner “Hardfought” and 5 others. Recommended. (CNB)

Jack London Gorman Beauchamp (Starmont 0-916732-39-8, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $5.95, 96pp, pb) Non-fiction, reference book emphasizing London’s sf and fantasy works. Also available in hardcover for $13.95. [Jack London]

Trauma 2020: Book 1: Urban Prey Peter Beere (Arrow 0-09-934780-6, May ’84 [Apr ’84], £1.75, 198pp, pb) [Trauma 2020] Sf novel of a grim future, first in a series.

Trauma 2020: Book 2: The Crucifiction Squad Peter Beere (Arrow 0-09-934770-9, May ’84 [Apr ’84], £1.75, 223pp, pb) [Trauma 2020] Sf novel, second in the series.

The Curse of the Blue Figurine John Bellairs (Bantam 0-553-15282-3, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.50, 200pp, pb) [Johnny Dixon] Reprint (Dial 1983) young-adult fantasy novel.

The Dark Secret of Weatherend John Bellairs (Dial 0-8037-0072-5, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $11.95, 182pp, hc) [Anthony Monday] Young-adult fantasy thriller with oddball, likeable protagonists and some spectacular special effects — plus the usual great Gorey cover. (FCM)

The Face in the Frost John Bellairs (Ace 0-441-22530-6, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.50, 174pp, pb) Reissue (Macmillan 1969) fantasy novel. Recommended. (FCM)

The Spell of the Sorcerer’s Skull John Bellairs (Dial 0-8037-0120-9, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $11.95, 170pp, hc) [Johnny Dixon] Juvenile novel of terror and fantasy, third in the series featuring Johnny Dixon and the professor. Also available in a library binding (-0122-5, $11.89).

Across the Sea of Suns Gregory Benford (Timescape 0-671-44668-1, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $15.95, 400pp, hc) [In the Ocean of Night; Galactic Center] Sf novel, sequel to In the Ocean of Night. Highly recommended. (CNB)

Against Infinity Gregory Benford (Pocket 0-671-45901-5, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $3.50, 251pp, pb) Reprint (Simon & Schuster Timescape 1983). Brilliant, fascinating sf novel; story of alien artifact on colonized world. A Nebula nominee. (EAL)

In the Ocean of Night Gregory Benford (Pocket 0-671-44667-3, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $3.95, 333pp, pb) [In the Ocean of Night] Reprint (Dial 1977) sf novel. This prequel to Across the Sea of Suns is destined to be a classic of sf. Highly recommended despite the awful cover Pocket finally used. The solicitation cover was much better. (CNB)

Jupiter Project Gregory Benford (Tor 0-812-53179-5, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $2.95, 256pp, pb) Reprint (Berkley 1980) sf novel. This is the revised version of the 1975 Nelson edition.

The Stars in Shroud Gregory Benford (Tor 0-812-53181-7, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $2.95, 342pp, pb) [Galactic Center] Reprint (Berkley/Putnam 1978) sf novel. A rewritten version of his first book, Deeper Than the Darkness (Ace 1970); the third book in the series begun with In the Ocean Of Night.

Shadow Singer Marcia J. Bennett (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31776-9, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $2.75, 245pp, pb) [Ni-Lach] Sf novel, sequel to Where the Ni-Lach.

Amaranth Nelia Benson (Avon 0-380-88765-7, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $2.50, 172pp, pb) Fantasy novel.

Labyrinth of Lies Adrian Berry (Vantage Press 0-533-05763-9, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $10.95, 165pp, hc) [Koyama’s Diamond] Sf novel, sequel to Koyama’s Diamond. Although Vantage is a vanity press, Berry has also published books through regular houses.

The Biofab War Stephen Ames Berry (Ace 0-441-06226-1, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $2.50, 175pp, pb) [Biofab War] Sf novel, probably a first novel.

The Deceivers Alfred Bester (Severn House 0-7278-0996-2, Jun ’84 [May ’84], £7.95, 255pp, hc) Reprint (Simon & Schuster Wallaby 1981) sf novel. First hardcover edition.

Ariel Jack M. Bickham (St. Martin’s 0-312-04917-X, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $15.95, 316pp, hc) Sf novel of a sentient computer. It’s described as “part War Games, part E.T.

Wargames David F. Bischoff (SFBC #3744, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $4.98, 153pp, hc) Reprint (Dell 1983) movie novelization, based on a script by Lasker & Parkes. First hardcover edition.

One Winter in Eden Michael Bishop (Arkham House 0-87054-096-3, Mar ’84 [Jan ’84], $13.95, 273pp, hc) Collection of 12 stories, with illustrations by Andrew Smith.

Who Made Stevie Crye? Michael Bishop (Arkham House 0-87054-099-8, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $15.95, 309pp, hc) Fantasy/horror novel with illustrations by Jeffrey K. Porter.

Light Years and Dark ed. Michael Bishop (Berkley 0-425-07214-2, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $8.95, 498pp, tp) Massive anthology of original and reprint stories by authors including Gregory Benford, Urusla K. Le Guin, Gene Wolfe, and Roger Zelazny.

Raiders of the Lost Ark Campbell Black (Ballantine 0-345-29548-X, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $2.50, 181pp, pb) Reissue (Ballantine 1981) movie novelization.

The Digging Leviathan James P. Blaylock (Ace 0-441-14800-X, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $2.95, 276pp, pb) Humorous sf novel.

Spock Must Die! James Blish (Bantam 0-553-24634-8, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $2.95, 118pp, pb) [Star Trek] Reissue (Bantam 1970) Star Trek novel; 17th printing.

The Night of the Ripper Robert Bloch (Doubleday 0-385-19422-6, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $14.95, 227pp, hc) Suspense novel of Jack the Ripper; non-sf/fantasy, listed for Bloch fans.

The Girl from the Emeraline Island Robert S. Blum (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-30847-6, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $2.95, 274pp, pb) Sf novel, a first novel.

Red Star: The First Bolshevik Utopia Alexander Bogdanov (Indiana University Press 0-253-17350-7, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $22.50, 257pp, hc) Edited by Loren R. Graham and Richard Stites, translated by Charles Rougle. Collection of two novellas and a poem, plus essays on Bogdanov and a selected bibliography of this pioneer Russian sf writer. Also available in tp (-20317-1, $12.50).

The Language of 1984: Orwell’s English and Ours W. F. Bolton (University of Tennessee Press 0-87049-412-0, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $19.95, 252pp, hc) Non-fiction, a scholarly study of modern English in the light of Orwell’s theory of language and the “Newspeak” of 1984. This book was co-published with Basil Blackwood in England. [George Orwell]

The Dueling Machine Ben Bova (Berkley 0-425-06466-2, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $2.50, 247pp, pb) [Star Watch] Reprint (Holt 1969) sf novel.

Escape Plus Ben Bova (Tor 0-812-53212-0, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $2.95, 285pp, pb) Collection of 11 stories with a foreword by Bova.

The Exiles Trilogy Ben Bova (Methuen 0-413-55530-5, 1984, £2.50, 441pp, pb) [Exiles Trilogy] Reprint (Berkley 1980) sf omnibus. [Not seen]

Orion Ben Bova (Fireside 0-671-50386-3, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $9.95, 432pp, tp) [Orion] Sf novel.

Out of the Sun/Escape Ben Bova (Tor 0-812-53210-4, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $2.95, 223pp, pb) Rewritten 1968 Holt Rinehart & Winston juvie put together with a non-fiction book called The Amazing Lazar (1971).

The Starcrossed Ben Bova (Ace 0-441-78046-6, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $2.75, 223pp, pb) Reprint (Chilton 1975) sf novel.

Index to the Science Fiction Magazines: 1983 Jerry Boyajian & Kenneth R. Johnson (Twaci Press, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $4.00, 31pp, 8.5" x 11" pb) Non-fiction, bibliographical information on the professional sf magazines, with sections arranged by magazine, author, and title, plus an artist index.

Index to the Semi-Professional Magazines: 1983 Jerry Boyajian & Kenneth R. Johnson (Twaci Press, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $3.00, 27pp, 8.5" x 11" pb) Non-fiction, bibliographical information on semi-pro magazines and on some fanzines.

Fantasists on Fantasy: A Collection of Critical Reflections ed. Robert H. Boyer & Kenneth J. Zahorski (Avon/Discus 0-380-86553-X, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $3.95, 287pp, pb) Non-fiction, anthology of essays by 18 fantasy writers, from George Macdonald and J.R.R. Tolkien to Ursula L. Guin and Michael Moorcock. The essays are all reprints, but the biographical introductions are new and interesting. (CNB)

The Ginger Star Leigh Brackett (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31827-7, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $2.50, 186pp, pb) [Eric John Stark] Reissue (Ballantine 1974) sf adventure novel, Vol. 1 in “The Book of Skaith”; 5th printing — there are 190,000 in print.

The Hounds of Skaith Leigh Brackett (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31828-5, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $2.50, 182pp, pb) [Eric John Stark] Reissue (Ballantine 1974) sf novel, “Skaith” #2; 4th printing, 166,000 in print.

The Reavers of Skaith Leigh Brackett (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31829-3, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $2.50, 208pp, pb) [Eric John Stark] Reissue (Ballantine 1976) sf novel, conclusion of the “Skaith” trilogy; 3rd printing, 151,500 in print.

Dinosaur Tales Ray Bradbury (Bantam 0-553-24614-3, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $2.50, 144pp, pb) Reprint (Bantam 1983) collection. First mass-market edition of a heavily illustrated short collection.

A Memory of Murder Ray Bradbury (Dell 0-440-15559-2, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $2.95, 192pp, pb) Non-sf/fantasy, associational. Collection of 15 stories of crime and terror written for the mystery pulps. “Revealed — for the first time! The skeletons in Ray Bradbury’s closet!”, the blurb announces.

The Catch Trap Marion Zimmer Bradley (Ballantine 0-345-31564-2, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $4.95, 688pp, pb) Reissue (Ballantine 1979). Non-sf/fantasy, associational, a novel of circus life. Listed for Bradley fans.

City of Sorcery Marion Zimmer Bradley (DAW 0-87997-962-3, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $3.50, 432pp, pb) [Darkover] Sf novel, in the “Darkover” series.

Darkover Landfall Marion Zimmer Bradley (SFBC #1128, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $3.98, 151pp, hc) [Darkover] 1972) sf novel in the “Darkover” series.

The Forbidden Tower Marion Zimmer Bradley (DAW 0-88677-029-7, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $3.95, 364pp, pb) [Darkover] Reissue (DAW 1977) “Darkover” sf novel.

The Heritage of Hastur Marion Zimmer Bradley (DAW 0-87997-967-4, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $3.50, 381pp, pb) [Darkover] Reissue (DAW 1975) “Darkover” sf novel.

The House Between the Worlds Marion Zimmer Bradley (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31646-0, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $2.95, 313pp, pb) Reissue (Del Rey 1981) fantasy novel. A revised and expanded version of the 1980 Doubleday edition.

Hunters of the Red Moon Marion Zimmer Bradley (DAW 0-87997-968-2, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $3.95, 221pp, pb) [Hunters of the Red Moon] Reissue (DAW 1973) sf novel.

The Inheritor Marion Zimmer Bradley (Tor 0-812-51600-1, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $3.00, 414pp, pb) [Claire Moffat] Occult fantasy novel.

The Mists of Avalon Marion Zimmer Bradley (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31452-2, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $8.95, 871pp, tp) [Avalon] Reprint (Knopf 1983) fantasy novel, first trade paperback. Recommended. (FCM)

Oath of the Renunciates Marion Zimmer Bradley (SFBC #3651, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $7.50, 593pp, hc) [Darkover] Omnibus edition of “Darkover” sf novels The Shattered Chain (DAW 1976) and Thendara House (DAW 1983).

Sharra’s Exile Marion Zimmer Bradley (DAW 0-87997-988-7, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $3.95, 366pp, pb) [Darkover] Reissue (DAW 1981) “Darkover” sf novel.

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