The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Peace Company Roland J. Green (Ace 0-441-65740-0, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $2.75, 210pp, pb) [Peace Company] Sf novel, first of a military sf series.

Great King’s War Roland J. Green & John F. Carr (Ace 0-441-30200-9, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $2.95, 357pp, pb) [Kalvan] Sf novel, sequel to H. Beam Piper’s stories of Lord Kalvan of Paratime.

The Throne of Sherran, Vol. I: The Book of Kantela Roland J. Green & Frieda Murray (Bluejay 0-312-94035-1, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $8.95, 340pp, pb) [Throne of Sherran] Fantasy novel, first in a trilogy. The authors are a husband-wife team.

Gateway to Xanadu Sharon Green (DAW 0-88677-089-0, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $3.95, 413pp, pb) [Diana Santee Spaceways Agent] Sf novel, second in the “Diana Santee, Spaceways Agent” series.

The Will of the Gods Sharon Green (DAW 0-88677-03904, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $3.50, 383pp, pb) [Jalav, Amazon Warrior] Fantasy novel. The fourth adventure of Jalav, Amazon warrior.

The Twilight Zone: The Original Stories ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Richard Matheson & Charles G. Waugh (Avon 0-380-89601-X, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $8.95, 550pp, pb) Anthology of nearly all the stories which Rod Serling bought for the original Twilight Zone tv series, plus story adaptations of two of his own scripts.

The Time-Servers Russell M. Griffin (Avon 0-380-89525-0, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $3.50, 238pp, pb) Satiric sf novel of bureaucrats on a wretched boondocks planet. This is black humor of the deepest dye. You may wince with every laugh. (FCM)

Daemon in Lithuania Henri Guigonnat (New Directions 0-8112-0930-X, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $14.00, 136pp, hc) “Neo-gothic” fantasy novel, winner of the first Prix de l’Insolite in France. It resembles an Edward Gorey book put into lyrical prose a la Francais — short on plot, but long on demented charm. Translated by Barbara Wright. (FCM)

Daemon in Lithuania Henri Guigonnat (New Directions 0-8112-0939-3, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $7.95, 136pp, pb) Paperback edition of the above.

The Listeners James E. Gunn (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-30036-X, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $2.95, 226pp, pb) [Listeners] Reprint (Scribners 1972) sf novel. A classic of realistic first contact. Recommended. (CNB)

King Solomon’s Mines H. Rider Haggard (Tor 0-812-58356-6, Dec ’85, $3.50, 286pp, pb) [Allan Quatermain] Reprint (Cassell 1885) lost race adventure novel, movie tie-in edition. The text, however, seems to be the original and the only tie-in, thank god, is the cover. One of the classics of adventure literature and still exciting on its 100th birthday. Recommended. (CNB)

The Hand of Ganz Isidore Haiblum (NAL/Signet 0-451-13341-2, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $2.75, 238pp, pb) [Siscoe; Block] Sf novel.

Enchanted Paradise Johanna Hailey (Zebra 0-8217-1672-3, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $3.95, 525pp, pb) Elvish romance novel. (Not about Adam and Eve, as the cover art and blurb — “they risked everything for a night of passion!” — might suggest.) The authors are “Marcia Yvonne Howl” and Sharon Jarvis.

Vampire: Chilling Tales of the Undead ed. Peter Haining (Target 0-426-20164-7, 1985, £1.60, 240pp, pb) Horror anthology.

Zombie!: Stories of the Walking Dead ed. Peter Haining (Target 0-426-20161-2, 1985, £1.60, 224pp, pb) Anthology of zombie stories.

The Fall of Winter Jack C. Haldeman, II (Baen 0-671-55947-8, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $2.95, 284pp, pb) Sf novel.

Dealing in Futures Joe W. Haldeman (Viking 0-670-80635-8, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $16.95, 386pp, hc) Collection of 11 stories and 3 poems, with an introduction and afterword. There are also afterwords to each story, blending into the introductions of the next one. Recommended. (CNB)

Star Trek: World Without End Joe W. Haldeman (Bantam 0-553-24174-5, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $2.95, 150pp, pb) [Star Trek] Reissue (Bantam 1979) Star Trek novel.

Nebula Award Stories 17 ed. Joe W. Haldeman (Ace 0-441-56797-5, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $3.50, 291pp, pb) Reprint (Holt 1983) anthology. Contains the 1981 winners and runners-up.

Dragonsbane Barbara Hambly (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31572-3, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $3.50, 341pp, pb) [Winterlands] Fantasy novel. A new slant on the dragon-slayer tale. Recommended. (FCM)

Star Trek: Ishmael Barbara Hambly (Pocket 0-671-55427-1, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $3.50, 255pp, pb) [Star Trek] Star Trek novel, #23 in the series.

The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales Virginia Hamilton (Knopf 0-394-86925-7, Oct ’85 [Nov ’85], $12.95, 178pp, hc) (Also available in library binding, 0-394-96925-1, $13.99). Hamilton’s retelling of 24 folktales, with b&w illustrations by Leo and Diane Dillon.

The Fires of Windameir Niel Hancock (Warner 0-446-32369-1, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $2.95, 407pp, pb) [Windameir] Fantasy novel, first of a new series.

Meanwhile Max Handley (Popular Library/Questar 0-445-20068-5, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $3.50, 314pp, pb) Reprint (Arlington 1977) humorous sf novel.

Dream Games Karl Hansen (Ace 0-441-16691-1, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $2.95, 252pp, pb) [Hybrid] Sf novel, Book 1 in the “Hybrid” series.

The Outrider #5: Built to Kill Richard Harding (Pinnacle 0-523-42216-4, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $2.95, 181pp, pb) [Bonner (Outrider)] Latest in a post-holocaust sf series; adventure novel.

Science Fiction: The Complete Film Sourcebook ed. Phil Hardy (Morrow 0-688-00842-9, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $25.00, 400pp, hc) Reprint (Aurum 1984 as The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction), first U.S. edition. Non-fiction, reference book with plot summaries, critical commentaries, black & white and color illustrations, etc.

The Serpent’s Circle Patrick Harpur (St. Martin’s 0-312-71314-2, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $12.95, 232pp, hc) Reprint (Macmillan U.K. 1985) “theological thriller” with fantasy elements. First U.S. edition.

One Step from Earth Harry Harrison (Tor 0-812-53972-9, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $2.95, 253pp, pb) Reprint (Macmillan 1970) collection of 9 stories plus an introduction, masquerading as a novel. There is a 1985 copyright date which may indicate some rewriting. The original publications of the stories are not acknowledged.

Skyfall Harry Harrison (Ace 0-441-76945-4, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $3.50, 281pp, pb) Reissue (Faber & Faber 1976) sf novel of a potentially disastrous space experiment. 3rd Ace printing.

A Stainless Steel Rat Is Born Harry Harrison (Bantam Spectra 0-553-24708-5, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $2.95, 219pp, pb) [Slippery Jim (James Bolivar) diGriz] Sf novel, prequel to the rest of the series.

The Technicolor Time Machine Harry Harrison (Tor 0-812-53970-2, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $2.95, 250pp, pb) Reissue (Doubleday 1967) sf novel. Second Tor printing.

West of Eden Harry Harrison (SFBC #5263, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $5.98, 461pp, hc) [Eden] Reprint (Bantam 1984) sf novel.

West of Eden Harry Harrison (Bantam Spectra 0-553-24935-5, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $3.95, 508pp, pb) [Eden] Reprint (Bantam 1984) sf novel set in an alternate prehistoric past. Collectors should note that the step-back cover is available in either blue or maroon.

The Centauri Device M. John Harrison (Bantam 0-553-23646-6, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $2.95, 212pp, pb) Reissue (Doubleday 1974) sf novel. 2nd printing.

Viriconium Nights M. John Harrison (Gollancz 0-575-03662-1, Nov ’85, £8.95, 158pp, hc) [Viriconium] Collection of 7 stories. This shares only the title and a couple of stories with Viriconium Nights (Ace 1984). There are original works and rewritten stories in the new version.

Out of the Cradle: Exploring the Frontiers Beyond Earth William K. Hartmann, Pamela Lee & Ron Miller (Workman 0-89480-770-6, 1984 [Feb ’85], $11.95, 190pp, pb) Text and artwork combine science with hard sf, envisioning mankind’s movement into the solar system. A hardcover edition has also been announced, but we have not seen it. This was apparently a 1984 book.

Age of Wonders: Exploring the World of Science Fiction David Hartwell (Walker 0-8027-0808-0, 1984 [Dec ’84], $15.95, 205pp, hc) Non-fiction, general book about sf and fandom, mainly for the non-sf reader.

Age of Wonders: Exploring the World of Science Fiction David Hartwell (McGraw-Hill 0-07-026963-7, Nov ’85, $3.95, 224pp, pb) Reprint (Walker 1984); non-fiction, criticism and history of the field. This edition includes material not in the hardcover, notably a selection of 101 “best” sf novels and two suggested syllabi for academic sf courses.

Patterns of the Fantastic II ed. Donald M. Hassler (Starmont 0-916732-87-8, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $8.95, 91pp, pb) Non-fiction, criticism; selected papers presented in the scholars’ program track at ConStellation (Worldcon 1983).

A Rustle in the Grass Robin Hawdon (Dodd Mead 0-396-08522-9, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $13.95, 244pp, hc) Reprint (Arrow 1984) fantasy novel, first U.S. edition. “An anthropomorphic extravaganza of life among the ants,” featuring a hero named Dreamer. A first novel.

The Nautilus Sanction Simon Hawke (Ace 0-441-56566-2, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], @2.95, 196pp, pb) [Time Wars] Sf novel, “Time Wars” #5. Hawke is a pen name for Nicholas Yermekov.

Timewars # 4: The Zenda Vendetta Simon Hawke (Ace 0-441-95915-6, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $2.75, 206pp, pb) [Time Wars] Sf novel in a time travel series. Simon Hawke is a pseudonym for Nicholas Yermakov.

Red Flame Burning Ward Hawkins (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32121-9, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $2.95, 280pp, pb) [Harry Borg] Sf novel, start of a new adventure series. A first novel. Hawkins wrote a couple of stories for the pulps forty years ago, and this has a true pulp sensibility of the worst sort. (DLN)

Sword of Fire Ward Hawkins (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32348-3, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $2.95, 297pp, pb) [Harry Borg] Humorous sf novel, sequel to Red Flame Burning.

Wordchanger Mary Haynes (Dell/Laurel Leaf 0-440-99671-6, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $2.75, 252pp, pb) Reprint (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard 1983) young-adult sf novel.

Winterking Paul E. Hazel (Atlantic Monthly Press 0-87113-026-2, Oct ’85 [Nov ’85], $18.95FPT, 297pp, hc) [Finnbranch Trilogy] Fantasy novel, conclusion of the “Finnbranch Trilogy”. This one is set in an alternate world modern age.

The Cat Who Walks Through Walls: A Comedy of Manners Robert A. Heinlein (Putnam 0-399-13103-5, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $17.95, 382pp, hc) Sf novel whose characters include Lazarus Long, Adam Selene, and others from previous Heinlein novels. Collectors note: There is a loose errata slip with the first printing.

The Cat Who Walks Through Walls: A Comedy of Manners Robert A. Heinlein (Putnam 0-399-13116-7, Nov ’85, $75.00, 382pp, hc) Reprint (Putnam 1985) sf novel; signed, limited, boxed edition of 350 copies. This edition does not have the errata card from the first issue—the line has been corrected.

The Door Into Summer Robert A. Heinlein (Gollancz 0-575-03698-2, Sep ’85, £8.95, 190pp, hc) Reissue (Doubleday 1957) sf novel; 5th Gollancz edition.

Friday Robert A. Heinlein (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-30988-X, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $3.95, 357pp, pb) Reissue (Holt Rinehart & Winston; NEL 1982) sf novel.

Job: A Comedy of Justice Robert A. Heinlein (SFBC #5620, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $5.98, 311pp, hc) Reprint (Ballantine/Del Rey 1984) fantasy novel.

Job: A Comedy of Justice Robert A. Heinlein (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31650-9, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $4.50, 439pp, pb) Reprint (Del Rey 1984) fantasy novel.

Time for the Stars Robert A. Heinlein (Gollancz 0-575-03697-4, Sep ’85, £8.95, 244pp, hc) Reissue (Scribner’s 1956) sf novel; 6th Gollancz edition.

The Garbage Chronicles Brian Herbert (Berkley 0-425-07450-1, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $2.95, 298pp, pb) Sf novel.

Sudanna, Sudanna Brian Herbert (Arbor House 0-87795-657-X, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $15.95, 251pp, hc) Sf novel.

Chapter House Dune Frank Herbert (Gollancz 0-575-03576-5, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], £8.95, 379pp, hc) [Dune] Sf novel. This is the first edition of the latest “Dune” book; the American one will follow.

Chapterhouse: Dune Frank Herbert (Putnam 0-399-13027-6, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $17.95, 464pp, hc) [Dune] Reprint (Gollancz 1985) sf novel, latest in the “Dune” series. First American edition. Please note: the British first edition is Chapter House Dune.

Chapterhouse: Dune Frank Herbert (Berkley 0-425-08653-4, Sep ’85, $3.50, pb) [Dune] Reprint (Gollancz 1985) sf novel, sixth “Dune” series. International edition. Please note: the British first edition is Chapter House Dune.

Direct Descent Frank Herbert (Berkley 0-425-08186-9, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $2.95, 188pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1980) short sf novel in a heavily illustrated edition.

Eye Frank Herbert (Berkley 0-425-08399-3, Dec ’85, $100.00, 328pp, hc) Reprint (Berkley 1985) collection; signed, boxed limited edition of 200 copies, 175 for sale.

Eye Frank Herbert (Berkley 0-425-08398-5, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $7.95, 328pp, pb) Collection of stories, excerpts, and articles, with illustrations by Jim Burns.

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