The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial William Kotzwinkle (Berkley 0-425-08168-0, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $3.50, 246pp, pb) [E.T.] Reissue (Putnam 1982) novelization of the cutesy film. 26th Berkley printing.

E.T.: The Book of the Green Planet William Kotzwinkle (Berkley 0-425-07642-3, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $3.50, 245pp, pb) [E.T.] Reprint (Putnam 1985). This sequel to the E.T. novelization is based on a story by Stephen Spielberg. This is not the story of the next movie, but the bridge to that movie. You will have to read it to understand what will be going on.

E.T.: The Book of the Green Planet William Kotzwinkle (Berkley 0-425-08001-3, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $2.95, 89pp, pb) [E.T.] This edition is the “illustrated novel for young readers” with pictures by David Wiesner, a simple version of the above.

E.T.: The Storybook of the Green Planet William Kotzwinkle (Putnam 0-399-21257-4, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $8.95, 78pp, hc) [E.T.] Juvenile story with illustrations by David Wiesner, based on a story by Steven Spielberg. Its relationship to the previously published Book of the Green Planet by Kotzwinkle isn’t made clear.

Jewel of the Moon William Kotzwinkle (Putnam 0-399-13113-2, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $14.95, 160pp, hc) Collection of 15 stories, only two of them previously published. Most are very short fantasies.

The Golden Grove Nancy Kress (Berkley 0-425-08476-0, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $2.95, 246pp, pb) Reprint (Bluejay 1984) fantasy novel.

Trinity and Other Stories Nancy Kress (Bluejay 0-312-94438-1, Aug ’85, $15.95, 279pp, hc) Collection of 11 stories, plus an introduction by Gene Wolfe.

The White Pipes Nancy Kress (Bluejay 0-312-94451-9, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $14.95, 218pp, hc) Fantasy novel.

Emprise Michael P. Kube-McDowell (Berkley 0-425-07763-2, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $2.95, 304pp, pb) [Trigon Disunity] Sf novel, Book One of “the Trigon Disunity”. An excellent first novel. (FCM)

The Last President Michael Kurland & S. W. Barton (Critic’s Choice 0-931773-09-1, 1985 [Oct ’85], $3.50, 357pp, pb) Reprint (Morrow 1980) futuristic political novel.

The Bishop’s Heir Katherine Kurtz (SFBC #6401, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $5.98, 304pp, hc) [Deryni: King Kelson] Reprint (Ballantine/Del Rey 1984) fantasy novel, Book 1 in the “Histories of King Kelson” trilogy, part of the “Deryni” series.

The Bishop’s Heir Katherine Kurtz (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-30097-1, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $3.50, 361pp, pb) [Deryni: King Kelson] Reprint (Del Rey 1984) fantasy novel, Vol. I of “The Histories of King Kelson” trilogy, and Book 7 in the “Deryni” series.

The Chronicles of the Deryni Katherine Kurtz (SFBC #6411, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $9.98, 753pp, hc) [Deryni] Omnibus edition of three “Deryni” fantasy novels.

The King’s Justice Katherine Kurtz (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31825-0, Nov ’85, $16.95FPT, 337pp, hc) [Deryni: King Kelson] Fantasy novel, Vol. II of “The Histories of King Kelson” and eighth in the ongoing “Deryni” series.

A House Like a Lotus Madeleine L’Engle (Dell/Laurel Leaf 0-440-93685-3, 1985 [Nov ’85], $3.50, 308pp, pb) [Arm of the Starfish] Reprint (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1984) associational novel. Not sf or fantasy, but a companion book to The Arm of the Starfish and Dragons in the Waters.

The Flame Is Green R. A. Lafferty (Corroboree 0-911169-04-0, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $25.00, 237pp, hc) [Coscuin Chronicles] Reprint (Walker 1971) historical fantasy novel, Book One of the “Coscuin Chronicles”. There are new illustrations by David Brian Erickson (some in color).

The Flame Is Green R. A. Lafferty (Corroboree 0-911169-05-9, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $35.00, 237pp, hc) [Coscuin Chronicles] 250 copy signed, numbered edition of the above.

Slippery and Other Stories R. A. Lafferty (Chris Drumm, Feb ’85, $5.00, 40pp, pb) Collection of four new stories. This is the limited edition version, 176 signed/numbered copies with a stiff cover and a Lafferty sonnet on the back. The regular edition price is $2.00. Drumm Booklet #19.

Pandora’s Genes Kathryn Lance (Popular Library/Questar 0-445-20004-9, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $2.95, 279pp, pb) [Pandora’s Genes] Sf novel; a first novel. Competent post-holocaust novel with an overly romantic ending. (DLN)

The Sound of Wonder: Interviews from “The Science Fiction Radio Show" Daryl Lane, David Carson & William Vernon (Oryx Press 0-89774-175-7, Nov ’85, $18.50, 203pp, pb) Non-fiction biographical. Has transcriptions of interviews with 9 authors and artists: Donaldson, Cherryh, Clement, Harness, Sturgeon, Waldrop, Williamson, Rucker, and Whelan.

The Sound of Wonder: Interviews from “The Science Fiction Radio Show,” Vol. 2 Daryl Lane, David Carson & William Vernon (Oryx Press 0-89774-233-8, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $18.50, 201pp, pb) Non-fiction biographical. Has transcripts of interviews with Anthony, Bryant, Farmer, Wollheim, Hogan, Bradley, Ebert, Wolfe, Dickson, and Martin.

The Leaky Establishment David Langford (Sphere 0-7221-5378-3, Nov ’85, £2.25, 197pp, pb) Reprint (Muller 1984) humorous novel; non-sf, associational. Life in a scientific establishment.

Battlestar Galactica #11: The Nightmare Machine Glen A. Larson & Robert Thurston (Berkley 0-425-08618-6, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $2.95, 216pp, pb) Sf novel based on the tv series.

Star Trek: Pawns and Symbols Majliss Larson (Pocket 0-671-55425-5, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $3.50, 277pp, pb) [Star Trek] Star Trek novel, #26 in the series.

End As a Hero Keith Laumer (Ace 0-441-20656-5, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $2.95, 150pp, pb) Sf novel.

The Long Twilight Keith Laumer (Ace 0-441-48928-1, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $2.95, 222pp, pb) Reprint (Putnam 1969) sf novel.

The Other Sky/the House in November Keith Laumer (Tor 0-812-54377-7, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $2.95, 249pp, pb) Reprint (Tor 1981) omnibus “Tor Double” with back-to-back sf novels.

A Plague of Demons Keith Laumer (Baen 0-671-55982-6, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $2.75, 218pp, pb) Reprint (Berkley 1965) sf novel.

Retief at Large Keith Laumer (Ace 0-441-71507-9, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $3.50, 440pp, pb) [Jame Retief] Reissue (Ace 1978) collection, 6th Ace printing. The stories are culled from earlier Retief collections.

Retief of the CDT Keith Laumer (Baen 0-671-55990-7, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $2.95, 220pp, pb) [Jame Retief] Reprint (Doubleday 1971) collection of stories featuring Retief.

Retief Unbound Keith Laumer (Ace 0-441-71254-1, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $2.95, 343pp, pb) [Jame Retief] Reissue (Ace 1979) of an omnibus volume which collects 5 of the 6 stories from Envoy to New Worlds (Ace 1963) plus the novel Retief’s Ransom (Putnam 1971).

Retief’s War Keith Laumer (Baen 0-671-55976-1, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $2.95, 218pp, pb) [Jame Retief] Reprint (Doubleday 1966) sf novel.

The Return of Retief Keith Laumer (Baen 0-671-55902-8, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $2.95, 221pp, pb) [Jame Retief] Reissue (Baen 1984) sf novel. Second printing.

Rogue Bolo Keith Laumer (Baen 0-671-65545-0, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $2.95, 233pp, pb) [Bolo] Collection of two connected short novels, apparently new, plus a reprint of “A Short History of the Bolo Fighting Machines”.

Worlds of the Imperium Keith Laumer (Tor 0-812-54379-3, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $2.95, 288pp, pb) [Imperium] Reissue (Tor 1982) collection of the title novel (Ace 1962) plus two novelettes. Third Tor printing in this form.

Earthblood Keith Laumer & Rosel George Brown (Bluejay 0-312-94125-0, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $7.95, 318pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1966) sf adventure novel. New illustrations by Alan Gutierrez.

Dream Thief Stephen Lawhead (Crossway Books 0-89107-266-7, 1985 [Sep ’85], $7.95, 410pp, pb) Reissue (Crossway 1983) Christian-oriented sf novel.

Emphyrion: The Search for Fierra Stephen Lawhead (Crossway Books 0-89107-358-2, 1985 [Sep ’85], $7.95, 436pp, pb) [Empyrion] Christian-oriented sf novel.

In the Hall of the Dragon King Stephen Lawhead (Crossway Books 0-89107-257-8, 1985 [Sep ’85], $7.95, 351pp, pb) [Dragon King] Reissue (Crossway 1982) fantasy novel, first in a trilogy. 4th printing.

The Sword and the Flame Stephen Lawhead (Crossway Books 0-89107-310-8, 1985 [Sep ’85], $7.95, 313pp, pb) [Dragon King] Reissue (Crossway 1984) fantasy novel, conclusion of the “Dragon King” trilogy. The three books are available as a boxed set.

The Warlords of Nin Stephen Lawhead (Crossway Books 0-89107-278-0, 1985 [Sep ’85], $7.95, 367pp, pb) [Dragon King] Reissue (Crossway 1983) fantasy novel, second in the “Dragon King” trilogy. 4th printing.

Mudd’s Angels J. A. Lawrence (Bantam 0-553-24666-6, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $2.95, 177pp, pb) [Star Trek] Reissue (Bantam 1978) Star Trek book, adaptation of two episodes from the tv show. 2nd printing.

Children of the Dust Louise Lawrence (Harper & Row 0-06-023738-4, Sep ’85, $12.50, 183pp, hc) Young-adult sf novel about mutants after a nuclear holocaust. There may be be an earlier or simultaneous British edition.

Ghost Train Stephen Laws (Beaufort 0-8253-0315-X, Aug ’85 [Sep ’85], $15.95, 314pp, hc) Reprint (Souvenir 1985), first U.S. edition of a dark fantasy/horror novel; a first novel.

Always Coming Home Ursula K. Le Guin (Harper & Row 0-06-015456-X, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $25.00, 525pp, pb) An unusual combination of sf “novel” by Le Guin, line drawings by Margaret Chodos, and a cassette of music by Todd Barton (plus readings by Le Guin), depicting a far-future California society. One of the most complex and exciting future cultures ever created, including everything from plays to recipes. A major book. (DLN)

Always Coming Home Ursula K. Le Guin (Harper & Row 0-06-015545-0, Oct ’85 [Nov ’85], $50.00 boxed with cassette, $34.60 without cassette, 525pp, hc) Hardcover versions of the above.

The Dispossessed Ursula K. Le Guin (Avon 0-380-00382-1, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $3.25, 311pp, pb) [League of All Worlds] Reissue (Harper & Row 1974) sf novel of political/philosophical speculation. 16th Avon printing.

Five Complete Novels Ursula K. Le Guin (Avenel 0-517-48010-7, Nov ’85, $7.98, 579pp, hc) [League of All Worlds] Omnibus edition. “Instant remainder” book published by Bonanza and distributed by Crown, for sale mainly in discount stores. The text of the 3 earlier books is the slightly corrected one from the Harper & Row reprints.

King Dog: A Screenplay Ursula K. Le Guin (Capra Press 0-88496-236-9, Oct ’85 [Nov ’85], $9.50, 125pp, pb) This screenplay by Le Guin (inspired by Hindu mythology) is bound back-to-back with Dostoyevsky: A Screenplay, mainstream by Raymond Carver & Tess Gallagher (an additional 111pp). A signed limited edition has also been announced for $25.00.

The Language of the Night: Essays on Fantasy and Science Fiction Ursula K. Le Guin (Berkley 0-425-07668-7, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $5.95, 270pp, pb) Reissue (Putnam 1979) collection of non-fiction essays on fantasy and sf. Edited by Susan Wood.

Malafrena Ursula K. Le Guin (Berkley 0-425-08477-9, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $3.50, 343pp, pb) Reissue (Berkley-Putnam 1979) quasi-historical novel set in an imaginary country in an era of revolution. 3rd Berkley printing.

The Birthgrave Tanith Lee (DAW 0-88677-127-7, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $3.95, 408pp, pb) [Birthgrave] Reissue (DAW 1975) fantasy novel; 7th printing.

Days of Grass Tanith Lee (DAW 0-88677-094-7, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $3.50, 250pp, pb) Sf novel set 137 years after an alien invasion of Earth.

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