The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Green Brain Frank Herbert (Berkley 0-425-07676-8, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $2.95, 215pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1966) sf novel.

Heretics of Dune Frank Herbert (Berkley 0-425-07669-5, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $7.95, 480pp, pb) [Dune] Reprint (Gollancz 1984) “Dune” sf novel, first trade paperback edition.

Heretics of Dune Frank Herbert (NEL 0-450-05777-1, Mar ’85, £2.95, 508pp, pb) [Dune] Reprint (Gollancz 1984) sf novel.

The Santaroga Barrier Frank Herbert (Berkley 0-425-08468-X, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $2.95, 255pp, pb) Reissue (Berkley Medallion 1968) sf novel. 19th printing.

Domain James Herbert (NAL/Signet 0-451-13471-0, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $3.50, 350pp, pb) [Rats] Reprint (U.K. 1984) sf horror novel, first U.S. edition. Bloodthirsty rats run wild after the Holocaust.

The Literary World of San Francisco & Its Environs Don Herron (City Lights 0-87286-157-0, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $9.95, 247pp, pb) A fascinating guidebook organized by neighborhoods, streets, etc., with entries for places associated with writers, scenes in books and stories, and various literary movements. The handy index will allow you to track down the numerous sf writers mentioned in the book; Locus is there too. Recommended. (FCM)

Sold - for a Spaceship Philip E. High (Hamlyn/Venture 0-09-942780-X, Sep ’85 [Oct ’85], £1.75, 175pp, pb) Reprint (Hale 1973) sf adventure novel. Volume 7 in a series of space opera reprints.

Merlin and the Dragons of Atlantis Rita & Tim Hildebrandt (Bobbs-Merrill 0-672-52704-9, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $16.95, 199pp, hc) Allegorical fantasy of “mysticism and techno-warfare” by Rita, with illustrations (black & white) by Tim.

The Eleven Million Mile High Dancer Carol Hill (Holt Rinehart & Winston 0-03-070699-8, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $16.95, 447pp, hc) Sf novel of a female astronaut’s intergalactic adventures. There are elements of “Wonderwoman” and Buckaroo Banzai, plus darker strains, in this serio-comic extravaganza, which eventually collapses under its weight of unlikely plot elements — but not without some fun along the way. Schrodinger the narcoleptic cat is almost worth the price of admission. (FCM)

The Caves of Klydor Douglas Hill (Atheneum/Argo 0-689-50320-2, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $9.95, 118pp, hc) [Colsec] Reprint (Gollancz 1984) young-adult sf novel, sequel to Exiles of Colsec. First U.S. edition.

Colsec Rebellion Douglas Hill (Gollancz 0-575-03610-9, Jun ’85 [May ’85], £5.50, 121pp, hc) [Colsec] Young-adult sf novel, conclusion of the “Colsec” trilogy.

Colsec Rebellion Douglas Hill (Atheneum/Argo 0-689-50360-1, Oct ’85 [Dec ’85], $9.95, 121pp, hc) [Colsec] Reprint (Gollancz 1985) young-adult sf novel, conclusion of the “Colsec” trilogy. First U.S. publication.

Pilgermann Russell Hoban (Pocket 0-671-61893-8, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $2.95, 240pp, pb) Reprint (Cape 1983) fantasy novel.

Dark of the Moon P. C. Hodgell (Atheneum/Argo 0-689-31171-0, Oct ’85, $15.95, 386pp, hc) [Kencyrath] Young-adult fantasy novel, sequel to Godstalk. It comes with a loose map by “P.C. Hodgell - 1984.” Follows both Jame and her brother Tori in adventures as wild and wondrous as those in God Stalk. Recommended. (DLN)

The Proteus Operation James P. Hogan (Bantam Spectra 0-553-05095-8, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $16.95, 403pp, hc) Sf time travel novel centered around World War II.

Mythago Wood Robert Holdstock (Arbor House 0-87795-761-4, Oct ’85, $14.95, 252pp, hc) [Mythago Wood] Reprint (Gollancz 1984) fantasy novel, first U.S. edition. Winner of the World Fantasy Award — a haunting, superb book. (FCM)

Mythago Wood Robert Holdstock (SFBC #04000, Dec ’85, $4.98, 215pp, hc) [Mythago Wood] Reprint (Gollancz 1984) fantasy novel, winner of the British Fantasy Award and the World Fantasy Award.

Lost Realms ed. Robert Holdstock & Malcolm Edwards (Salem House 0-88162-075-0, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $14.95, unpaginated, pb) First U.S. edition (Dragon’s World 1984). Non-fiction, collection of illustrated fantasy legends done in full-color. Available from Merrimack Publishers’ Circle.

Pillar of the Sky Cecelia Holland (Knopf 0-53538-3, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $17.95, 534pp, hc) Associational; historical novel about the builder of Stonehenge. There is some mysticism, but no fantasy. Recommended. (FCM)

Children of Morrow H. M. Hoover (Puffin 0-14-031873-9, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $3.95, 229pp, pb) Reprint (Four Winds 1973) young-adult sf novel.

This Time of Darkness H. M. Hoover (Puffin 0-14-031872-0, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $3.95, 161pp, pb) Reprint (Viking Penguin 1980) young-adult sf novel.

Fandom Directory #7, 1985-1986 Edition ed. Mariane S. Hopkins (Hopkins, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $9.95, 416pp, pb) Indexes of fan publications, conventions, fan clubs, selected research libraries, stores, and (state by state) fans, plus artwork, advertisements, etc.

The Windrider Stephanie T. Hoppe (DAW 0-88677-020-3, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $2.95, 253pp, pb) Fantasy novel.

The Devil’s Door-Bell Anthony Horowitz (Putnam/Pacer 0-399-21140-3, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $2.25, 159pp, pb) [Power of Five] Reprint (U.K. 1983) young-adult fantasy novel.

The Night of the Scorpion Anthony Horowitz (Putnam/Pacer 0-448-47751-3, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $12.95, 160pp, hc) [Power of Five] Reprint (Hardy 1984), first U.S. edition. Young-adult fantasy/horror novel, sequel to The Devil’s Door-Bell.

The Night of the Scorpion Anthony Horowitz (Berkley Pacer 0-425-08447-7, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $2.50, 159pp, pb) [Power of Five] Reprint (Patrick Hardy 1984) young-adult fantasy/horror novel. Sequel to The Devil’s Door-Bell.

Conan: The Treasure of Tranicos [with L. Sprague de Camp] Robert E. Howard (Ace 0-441-82246-0, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $2.75, 191pp, pb) [Conan] Reissue (Ace 1980) short fantasy novel, illustrated by Esteban Maroto. 4th printing. Although de Camp’s name doesn’t appear on the cover, this is actually a posthumous collaboration of de Camp and Howard with two other stories by de Camp.

Kull Robert E. Howard (Donald M. Grant 0-937986-75-5, Nov ’85, $50.00 deluxe boxed edition, $25.00 trade edition, 247pp, hc) [Kull] Reprint (Lancer 1967 as King Kull by R.E. Howard & Lin Carter) collection. This edition follows the revised text (Bantam 1978 as Kull) without the introduction. First hc edition. There are color illustrations by Ned Dameron.

Conan Robert E. Howard, Lin Carter & L. Sprague de Camp (Ace 0-441-11584-5, Nov ’85, $2.95, 221pp, pb) [Conan] Reissue (Lancer 1967) collection. “Conan” #1.

Conan of Cimmeria Robert E. Howard, Lin Carter & L. Sprague de Camp (Ace 0-441-11453-9, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $2.95, 189pp, pb) [Conan] Reissue (Lancer 1969) collection. “Conan” #2. 15th Ace printing.

Conan the Wanderer Robert E. Howard, Lin Carter & L. Sprague de Camp (Ace 0-441-11597-7, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $2.95, 222pp, pb) [Conan] Reissue (Lancer 1968) collection, “Conan” #4.

Conan the Freebooter Robert E. Howard & L. Sprague de Camp (Ace 0-441-11584-5, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $2.95, 223pp, pb) [Conan] Reissue (Lancer 1968) collection. “Conan” #3. 18th Ace printing.

Conan: The Flame Knife Robert E. Howard & L. Sprague de Camp (Ace 0-441-11665-5, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $2.95, 159pp, pb) [Conan] Reissue (Ace 1981) of a Howard novella rewritten by de Camp into a Conan novel; illustrations by Esteban Maroto. It first appeared in a collection Tales of Conan (Gnome 1955). 6th Ace printing.

October the First Is Too Late Fred Hoyle (Baen 0-671-55943-5, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $2.95, 281pp, pb) Reprint (Heinemann 1966) sf novel.

The Last Gasp Trevor Hoyle (Zebra 0-8217-1508-9, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $3.95, 590pp, pb) Reprint (Crown 1983) near-future sf novel.

Vail Trevor Hoyle (Riverrun/John Calder 0-7145-4055-2, 1984 [Dec ’85], £4.95/$7.95, 188pp, pb) Near-future sf novel. This was announced as a 1985 US release, but this edition seems to be a simultaneous UK/US first edition with a 1984 copyright date. We have not listed it before. It is distributed by Flatiron Distributors.

Borrowed Time Alan Hruska (Baen 0-671-55973-7, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $2.95, 277pp, pb) Reprint (Dial 1984) sf novel of crossed alternate worlds.

Mission Earth, Vol. I: The Invaders Plan L. Ron Hubbard (Bridge 0-88404-194-8, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $18.95, 559pp, hc) [Mission Earth] Sf novel, first book of a projected ten-volume “science fiction satire.”

Bridge of Birds Barry Hughart (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32138-3, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $2.95, 278pp, pb) [Master Li] Reprint (St. Martin’s 1984) fantasy novel. This is an excellent first novel set in ancient China. Winner, World Fantasy Award. Recommended! (FCM)

The Long Mynd Edward P. Hughes (Baen 0-671-55992-3, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $2.95, 318pp, pb) Sf novel. A post-holocaust world caused by psi powers. A first novel.

Devil on My Back Monica Hughes (Atheneum/Argo 0-689-31095-1, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $9.95, 170pp, hc) [Arc One] Reprint (Julia MacRae 1984) young-adult sf novel. First U.S. edition.

The Power and the Prophet Robert Don Hughes (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-30353-9, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $2.95, 339pp, pb) [Pelmen the Powershaper] Fantasy novel, Book Three of “Pelmen the Powershaper.”

The Prophet of Lamath Robert Don Hughes (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32544-3, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $2.95, 357pp, pb) [Pelmen the Powershaper] Reissue (Ballantine/Del Rey 1979) fantasy novel, Book One of the “Pelmen” series. 3rd printing.

Psi Patrol #3: Max’s Book Maxwell Hurley (Scholastic/Point 0-590-33203-1, Oct ’85 [Dec ’85], $2.25, 151pp, pb) [Psi Patrol] Young-adult fantasy novel — psionic teenagers make and solve problems. It’s credited as being written by the hero.

Wild Country Dean Ing (Tor 0-812-54102-2, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $2.95, 317pp, pb) [Ted Quantrill] Sf novel; sequel to Single Combat and Systemic Shock. Post-holocaust adventure.

The Best of Trek # 8 ed. Walter Irwin & G. B. Love (NAL/Signet 0-451-13488-5, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $2.95, 221pp, pb) [Star Trek] Non-fiction, anthology of articles on Star Trek.

The Best of Trek # 9 ed. Walter Irwin & G. B. Love (NAL/Signet 0-451-13816-3, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $2.95, 207pp, pb) [Star Trek] Anthology of non-fiction material from Trek, the Star Trek magazine.

The Collector’s Index to Weird Tales Sheldon R. Jaffery & Fred Cook (Bowling Green University Popular Press 0-87972-283-5, Oct ’85, $20.95, 162pp, hc) Non-fiction; bibliography. An index to Weird Tales, plus a separate one to Magic Carpet and Oriental Tales, including the revivals. It has issue by issue, authors index, poetry index, and cover artist index.

The Collector’s Index to Weird Tales Sheldon R. Jaffery & Fred Cook (Bowling Green University Popular Press 0-87972-284-3, Oct ’85, $10.95, 162pp, pb) Paperback edition of the above; 8.5" x 11".

Sensuous Science Fiction from the Weird and Spicy Pulps ed. Sheldon Jaffery (Bowling Green University Popular Press 0-87972-305-X, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $19.95, 164pp, hc) Anthology of reproductions (complete with ads) from the pulps, plus introduction and supplementary material. The editor keeps apologizing about how bad they are.

Sensuous Science Fiction from the Weird and Spicy Pulps ed. Sheldon Jaffery (Bowling Green University Popular Press 0-87972-306-8, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $8.95, 164pp, tp) Paperback edition of the above.

Frost and Fire Klaus Janson (DC Comics 0-930289-07-2, Dec ’85, $5.95, unpaginated, pb) Pictorial version of a novelette by Ray Bradbury (original title “The Creatures That Time Forgot,” Planet Stories, Fall 1946).

The Mysterious Cure and Other Stories of Pshrinks Anon. Janet O. Jeppson (Doubleday 0-385-19085-9, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $11.95, 180pp, hc) [Pshrinks Anonymous] Collection of 13 stories plus an intro by the author’s husband.

The Glass Hammer K. W. Jeter (Bluejay 0-312-94173-0, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $8.95, 248pp, pb) [Dr. Adder] Punk sf novel.

The Mars One Crew Manual Kerry Mark Joels (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32747-0, Nov ’85, $24.95, unpaginated, hc) Illustrated guide to an as-yet fictional mission to Mars.

The Mars One Crew Manual Kerry Mark Joels (Ballantine 0-345-31881-1, Nov ’85, $12.95, unpaginated, pb) Trade paperback edition of the above.

Prisoners of Psi Annabel & Edgar Johnson (Atheneum/Argo 0-689-31132-X, Sep ’85 [Oct ’85], $12.95, 149pp, hc) Young-adult sf novel about a teenage psychic kidnapped by Libyan terrorists. The book is set in 2000 AD.

Barnaby #1: Wanted: A Fairy Godfather Crockett Johnson (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32673-3, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $2.95, 213pp, pb) First book publication of a humorous fantasy cartoon strip which originally appeared in the ’40s and ’50s. These long-awaited editions contain strips never before available in book form. Few fantasy lovers of any age will be able to resist the matter-of-fact Barnaby and his totally self-important fairy-godfather. (DLN)

Barnaby #2: Mr. O’Malley and the Haunted House Crockett Johnson (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32674-1, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $2.95, 218pp, pb) Second in the series of comics; first time in book form.

Barnaby #3: Jackeen J.O. O’Malley for Congress Crockett Johnson (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32981-3, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $2.95, 218pp, pb) Art/humor. The third volume of “Barnaby” daily comic strips.

Fiskadoro Denis Johnson (Knopf 0-394-53839-0, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $14.95, 221pp, hc) Literary sf novel of post-holocaust America, haunting and very well written. (FCM)

Alone in the Ashes William W. Johnstone (Zebra 0-8217-1721-9, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $3.50, 350pp, pb) [Ashes] Sf survivalist novel; after the nuclear war one guy tries to rebuild the world. Fifth in the series.

Blood in the Ashes William W. Johnstone (Zebra 0-8217-1537-2, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $3.50, 396pp, pb) [Ashes] Post-holocaust survivalist novel. Fourth in the series.

Colossus D. F. Jones (Berkley 0-425-07648-2, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $2.75, 223pp, pb) Reissue (Rupert Hart-Davis 1966) sf novel, first of a trilogy. This was filmed as The Forbin Project.

Fire and Hemlock Diana Wynne Jones (Methuen 0-416-50960-6, 1985 [Dec ’85], £8.95, 341pp, hc) Reprint (Greenwillow 1984) fantasy novel, a fine modern retelling of the “Tam Lin” tale. (FCM) First British edition.

The Homeward Bounders Diana Wynne Jones (Ace 0-441-34266-3, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $2.95, 224pp, pb) Reprint (Macmillan UK 1981) fantasy novel — the “real game” theme given odd and fascinating twists by an excellent author. Recommended. (FCM)

Warlock at the Wheel and Other Stories Diana Wynne Jones (Greenwillow 0-688-04305-4, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $10.95, 156pp, hc) Reprint (Macmillan U.K. 1984) collection of young-adult fantasy stories.

Fantasycon X Programme Booklet ed. Stephen Jones & Jo Fletcher (Fantasycon X, Sep ’85, free with membership, else £2.50/$5.00, 92pp, pb) Program booklet containing stories, articles and artwork for Fantasycon X held in Birmingham, U.K.

Conan the Triumphant Robert Jordan (Tor 0-812-54242-8, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $2.95, 314pp, pb) [Conan] Reprint (Tor 1983) “Conan” novel, first mass-market edition.

Conan the Victorious Robert Jordan (Tor 0-812-54246-0, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $2.95, 280pp, pb) [Conan] Reprint (Tor 1984) fantasy novel, in the series based on the Robert E. Howard character.

Star Trek: Uhura’s Song Janet Kagan (Pocket 0-671-54730-5, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $3.95, 373pp, pb) [Star Trek] Star Trek novel, #21 in the series.

Time’s Dark Laughter James Kahn (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32701-2, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $3.50, 318pp, pb) [New World] Reissue (Del Rey 1982) sf novel, sequel to World Enough and Time. 2nd printing.

World Enough and Time James Kahn (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32700-4, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $3.50, 340pp, pb) [New World] Reissue (Del Rey 1980) sf novel. 2nd printing.

Strange Tomorrow Jean E. Karl (Dutton 0-525-44162-X, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $12.95, 135pp, hc) [Turning Place] Juvenile sf novel, related to her earlier book The Turning Place.

Frostflower and Thorn Phyllis Ann Karr (Berkley 0-425-07588-5, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $2.95, 275pp, pb) Reissue (Berkley 1980) fantasy novel.

Frostflower and Windbourne Phyllis Ann Karr (Berkley 0-425-07677-6, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $2.95, 234pp, pb) Reissue (Berkley 1982) fantasy novel. Second printing.

The Idylls of the Queen Phyllis Ann Karr (Berkley 0-425-08080-3, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $2.95, 341pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1982) Arthurian fantasy/mystery novel.

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