The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Wildraith’s Last Battle Phyllis Ann Karr (Berkley 0-425-08026-9, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $2.95, 282pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1982) fantasy novel. Sword & sorcery.

Ice Anna Kavan (Norton 0-393-02273-0, Oct ’85 [Dec ’85], $14.95, 158pp, hc) Reprint (P. Owen 1967) surreal sf novel.

Ice Anna Kavan (Norton 0-393-30256-3, Oct ’85 [Dec ’85], $5.95, 158pp, pb) Paperback edition of the above.

The Summer Tree Guy Gavriel Kay (McClelland & Stewart 0-7710-4472-0, 1984 [May ’85], C$19.95, 323pp, hc) [Fionavar Tapestry] This Canadian first edition of the first in a fantasy trilogy (also a first novel) appeared in 1984, but didn’t reach us until 1985. Book One of “The Fionavar Tapestry”. Highly recommended. (FCM)

The Summer Tree Guy Gavriel Kay (Arbor House 0-87795-760-6, Sep ’85, $15.95, 323pp, hc) [Fionavar Tapestry] Reprint (McClellan & Stewart 1984) fantasy novel in the Tolkien tradition; first U.S. edition.

The Masters of Solitude Marvin Kaye & Parke Godwin (Bantam 0-553-24726-3, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $3.50, 401pp, pb) [Masters of Solitude] Reprint (Doubleday 1978) sf novel, first of a projected trilogy. Recommended. (FCM)

Masterpieces of Terror and the Supernatural ed. Marvin Kaye (SFBC #5144, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $6.98, 623pp, hc) Anthology of 53 stories and poems by writers ranging from Bram Stoker and Poe to Walt Whitman and Tennessee Williams, with more recent authors represented as well.

Masterpieces of Terror and the Supernatural: A Treasury of Spellbinding Tales Old & New ed. Marvin Kaye (Doubleday 0-385-18549-9, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $15.95, 623pp, hc) Reprint (SFBC 1985), first trade edition of this anthology which appeared first from the book club.

The Beast of Heaven Victor Kelleher (University of Queensland Press 0-7022-1795-6, 1984 [Jun ’85], $10.00, 205pp, hc) Published in Australia in 1984, this post-holocaust sf novel is now available through Queensland University Press. There doesn’t seem to be a separate U.S. edition, just a sticker on the Australian one.

Planet of Whispers James Patrick Kelly (Tor 0-812-54291-6, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $2.95, 234pp, pb) [Messengers Chronicles] Reprint (Bluejay 1984) sf novel, Volume 1 of “The Messengers Chronicles”.

Freedom Beach James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel (Bluejay 0-312-94167-6, Nov ’85 [Dec ’85], $15.95, 259pp, hc) Sf novel rewritten from novelettes.

Freedom Beach James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel (Bluejay 0-312-94168-4, Nov ’85 [Dec ’85], $8.95, 259pp, pb) Paperback edition of the above.

White Wing Gordon Kendall (Tor 0-812-54297-5, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $2.95, 319pp, pb) Sf novel; better than average military space opera. (FCM) This is actually a collaboration by Susan Shwartz and Shariann Lewitt.

The Copper Crown Patricia Kennealy (Bluejay 0-312-94062-9, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $15.95, 329pp, hc) [Keltiad] Fantasy novel of a “Keltic” empire in space, first of a nine-book series. A first novel.

Amy’s Eyes Richard Kennedy (Harper & Row 0-06-023219-6, 1985 [Dec ’85], $13.50, 437pp, hc) Young-adult fantasy novel sea epic, illustrated by Richard Egielski.

The Glitch Ronald Kidd (Dutton/Lodestar 0-525-67160-9, Oct ’85 [Nov ’85], $11.95, 117pp, hc) Juvenile sf novel of a sixth-grader trapped in the Computer Kingdom.

Brother Jonathan Crawford Kilian (Ace 0-441-08227-0, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $2.75, 183pp, pb) Sf novel.

The Empire of Time Crawford Kilian (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32528-1, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $2.50, 182pp, pb) [Chronoplane Wars] Reissue (Del Rey 1978) sf novel. 3rd printing.

Eyas Crawford Kilian (Bantam Spectra 0-553-25371-9, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $3.50, 254pp, pb) Reissue (Bantam 1982) sf novel, an ambitious and impressive tale of far-future Earth. (FCM) 2nd printing.

Liberty’s World Lee Killough (DAW 0-88677-023-8, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $2.95, 238pp, pb) Sf novel.

Sunsmoke James Killus (Ace 0-441-79083-6, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $2.75, 182pp, pb) Sf/horror novel beginning when “a crazed meteorologist injects a computer programmed ancient Japanese devil” into Los Angeles smog.

Split Second Garry Kilworth (Popular Library/Questar 0-445-20114-2, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $2.95, 230pp, pb) Reprint (Faber 1979) sf novel of a journey back to Cro-Magnon times.

Starkadder Bernard King (New English Library 0-450-06100-0, Jun ’85 [May ’85], £8.95, 244pp, hc) [Starkadder] Nordic fantasy novel, possibly a first novel.

Urban Fantasies ed. David King & Russell Blackford (Ebony Books 0-9590655-1-2, Aug ’85 [Sep ’85], A$4.95, 177pp, pb) Original anthology of 13 stories, both sf and fantasy.

The Bachman Books: Four Early Novels By Stephen King Stephen King (NAL 0-453-00507-1, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $19.95, 692pp, hc) Omnibus edition of the books King published under the pseudonym “Richard Bachman”. There’s a new foreword by King.

The Bachman Books: Four Early Novels By Stephen King Stephen King (NAL/Plume 0-452-25774-3, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $9.95, 692pp, pb) Paperback edition of the above.

Cycle of the Werewolf Stephen King (NAL/Signet 0-451-82111-4, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $8.95, 128pp, pb) Reprint (Land of Enchantment 1983) horror tale with illustrations by Berni Wrightson. First trade edition.

Cycle of the Werewolf Stephen King (NAL/Signet 0-451-82111-4, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $8.95, 128pp, pb) Reissue (Land of Enchantment 1983) werewolf novella with illustrations by Berni Wrightson. Third printing.

The Eyes of the Dragon Stephen King (Philtrum, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $120.00, 314pp, hc) Juvenile fantasy novel, in a signed, boxed, numbered edition of 1250 copies, with illustrations by Kenneth R. Linkhauser. A special giant-size (8.5" x 13," 4.5 lb) first edition on fine paper with linen slipcase and binding.

Silver Bullet Stephen King (NAL/Signet Special 0-451-82128-9, Nov ’85 [Dec ’85], $9.95, 255pp, pb) Movie tie-in edition including Cycle of the Werewolf (basis of the film), the Silver Bullet screenplay, an introduction and afterword by King, and 8 pages of movie stills.

Skeleton Crew Stephen King (Putnam 0-399-13039-X, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $18.95, 512pp, hc) Collection, which includes a reprint of “The Mist” plus a number of fine stories in their first book appearance. Recommended. (FCM)

Skeleton Crew [special edition] Stephen King (Scream/Press 0-910489-12-2, Oct ’85, $75.00, boxed signed & numbered limited edition, 545pp, hc) Reprint (Putnam 1985) collection, with a preface and afterword by the author, and illustrations by J.K. Potter. This special edition has one extra story, “Becka Paulson,” not found in the trade edition. There is also a foldout full-color poster/illustration and a color illo. on the box. Sold out in advance of publication.

Stephen King’s Danse Macabre Stephen King (Berkley 0-425-07984-8, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $4.50, 437pp, pb) Reissue (Everest House 1981); non-fiction, King’s personal views on horror in books and films.

Stephen King’s Danse Macabre Stephen King (Berkley 0-425-08842-1, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $4.50, 437pp, pb) Reissue (Everest House 1981) book of non-fiction. 15th printing.

The Talisman Stephen King & Peter Straub (Donald M. Grant 0-937986-65-8, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $120 signed/boxed/numbered edition of 1200 copies; $65 boxed trade edition; 2 vols., 464 + 336pp, hc) Reprint (Viking 1984) fantasy novel, with illustrations by ten artists, including Rowena, Maitz, and Wrightson, in full color. As usual, Grant has produced a fine piece of bookmaking and an excellent collector’s edition. The so-called “trade” edition is not signed or as intricately designed, but is still eye-popping and still available. (CNB)

The Talisman Stephen King & Peter Straub (Berkley 0-425-08181-8, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $4.95, 770pp, pb) Reprint (Viking 1984) fantasy novel.

Down Town Tappan King & Viido Polikarpus (Arbor House 0-87795-673-1, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $16.95, 293pp, hc) Fantasy novel, printed in sepia; Polikarpus is also the illustrator. Modern urban fantasy with a young-adult protagonist. A first novel.

The Ceremonies T. E. D. Klein (Bantam 0-553-25055-8, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $3.95, 555pp, pb) Reprint (Viking 1984) dark fantasy novel.

Dark Gods T. E. D. Klein (Viking 0-670-80590-4, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $15.95, 259pp, hc) Collection of fantasy/horror tales. Three of them were previously published “in slightly different form”; “Nadelman’s God” seems to be new.

CV Damon Knight (Tor 0-312-93513-7, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $13.95, 285pp, hc) [CV] Sf novel.

Late Knight Edition Damon Knight (NESFA Press 0-915368-85-4, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], 200 copy signed/boxed/numbered edition $25.00; 600 copy regular edition $13.00 + $1.00 postage per order, 150pp, hc) Collection of 6 stories (one an original) and two essays, published in conjunction with Knight’s appearance as Guest of Honor at Boskone XXII. The boxed, signed edition sold out at the convention.

The Man in the Tree Damon Knight (Gollancz 0-575-03595-1, May ’85 [Apr ’85], £8.95, 246pp, hc) Reprint (Berkley 1984) sf novel, first U.K. edition and the first hardcover.

Twilight Eyes Dean R. Koontz (Land of Enchantment 0-9603828-4-4, Dec ’85, $32.00, 263pp, hc) Novel of dark fantasy, 8.5" x 11," with numerous illustrations by Phil Parks in both color and black & white. Also available in a signed, limited edition, price unknown.

Act of God Eric Kotani & John Maddox Roberts (Baen 0-671-55979-6, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $2.95, 282pp, pb) [Act of God] Near-future war novel. Russians hatch a plot to bomb the U.S. with comet fragments. Kotani is supposedly the pseudonym for a “world-class space scientist.”

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