The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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A Hammock Beneath the Mangoes ed. Thomas Colchie (BOMC/QPBC, Oct ’92, $11.95, 430pp, tp, cover by Cathleen Toelke) Reprint (Dutton 1991) anthology of 26 stories by Latin American writers, virtually all with elements of horror or magic realism. Similar to the Dutton edition except there is no ISBN or price and the jacket is printed as the soft cover.

A Hammock Beneath the Mangoes ed. Thomas Colchie (Penguin/Plume 0-452-26866-4, Nov ’92 [Oct ’92], $12.00, 430pp, tp, cover by Cathleen Toelke) Reprint (Dutton 1991) anthology of 26 stories by Latin American writers, virtually all with elements of horror or magic realism. There is an introduction by the editor and detailed biographical notes on the authors. All material is translated from the Spanish.

Star Requiem Book 1: Mother of Storms Adrian Cole (AvoNova 0-380-76767-8, Oct ’92 [Sep ’92], $4.99, 378pp, pb, cover by Lee Gibbons) [Star Requiem] Sf novel, first book in the “Star Requiem” series. First American edition (Unwin 1989).

Star Requiem Book 2: Thief of Dreams Adrian Cole (AvoNova 0-380-76768-6, Jan ’93 [Dec ’92], $4.99, 366pp, pb, cover by Lee Gibbons) [Star Requiem] Sf novel, second book in the “Star Requiem” series. First American edition (Unwin 1989).

Vortex Allan Cole & Chris Bunch (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-37151-8, Jun ’92 [May ’92], $4.99, 373pp, pb, cover by Bruce Jensen) [Sten] Far-future sf adventure novel, seventh book of the “Sten” series.

Daughter of the Reef Clare Coleman (Jove 0-515-11012-4, Dec ’92 [Nov ’92], $4.99, 362pp, pb) [Daughter of the Reef] Associational historical novel set in the ancient Pacific. Coleman is a pseudonym for sf writers Clare Bell and M. Coleman Easton.

Her Monster Jeff Collignon (Soho Press 0-939149-65-6, Apr ’92 [Mar ’92], $18.95, 228pp, hc, cover by Allison Hunter) Associational literary novel modeled on the “Beauty and the Beast” legend, with a disfigured hermitlike sf writer and a beautiful girl, entwined with the adventures of the writer’s post-holocaust hero. A first novel.

Cold Turkey Nancy A. Collins (Crossroads Press, Sep ’92, $12.00, 36pp, ph, cover by Mark Masztal) [Sonja Blue] Vampire novella featuring Sonja Blue, who originally appeared in Sunglasses After Dark, with an introduction by Joe R. Lansdale and illustrations by Mark Masztal. This is a 500-copy limited edition signed by the author and artist. Order from Crossroads Press, PO Box 10433, Holyoke MA 01041-2033.

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Review Annual 1990 ed. Robert A. Collins & Robert Latham (Greenwood 0-313-28150-5, Nov ’91 [Jan ’92], $75.00, 711pp, hc) Non-fiction, criticism. Approximately 500 short reviews of both fiction and non-fiction published in 1989, written by various reviewers plus introductory material including surveys of the year in a number of categories and author profiles of Dan Simmons, S.P. Somtow, Tanith Lee, and Thomas Ligotti. Available from Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, Box 5007, Westport CT 06881.

Worlds in Small ed. John Robert Colombo (Cacanadadada Press 0-921870-14-0, Jun ’92, $12.95, 96pp, tp, cover by Alvin Jang) Anthology of 104 minimalist excerpts, stories, and poems (most under 100 words, many under 20) including many by sf writers including Bradbury, Clarke, and Heinlein. Order from Cacanadadada Press, 3350 W. 21st Ave., Vancouver BC V6S 1G7, Canada; (604) 738-1195.

Snakes S. Darnbrook Colson (TAL Publications, May ’92, $5.95, ph) Horror short story, a limited edition of 500 copies. Available from TAL Publications, PO Box 1837, Leesburg VA 22075. Add $1.00 for postage.

Freeze Tag Caroline Cooney (Scholastic 0-590-45681-4, Nov ’92, $3.25, 166pp, pb) Young-adult horror novel of two kids terrorized by a girl whose touch literally freezes her victims.

The Perfume Caroline B. Cooney (Scholastic 0-590-45402-1, Jul ’92 [Jun ’92], $3.25, 167pp, pb) Young-adult horror novel about a girl possessed by the spirit of her unborn twin, who is intent to take over the girl’s life.

The Return of the Vampire Caroline B. Cooney (Scholastic 0-590-44884-6, Feb ’92 [Jan ’92], $2.95, 166pp, pb) [Vampire’s Promise] Young-adult horror novel. A teenage girl’s bargain with the vampire who lives in the tower of her new home proves to be a bad one.

The Avenger Louise Cooper (Bantam Spectra 0-553-29111-4, Feb ’92 [Jan ’92], $4.99, 390pp, pb, cover by Steve Assel) [Chaos Gate] Fantasy novel, third book of the “Chaos Gate” trilogy.

The Sleep of Stone Louise Cooper (DAW 0-88677-555-8, Jan ’93 [Dec ’92], $3.99, 173pp, pb, cover by Brigid Collins) Reprint (Atheneum 1991) young-adult fantasy novel of a shapechanger and her love for a prince. The original illustrations by John Collier are not included.

Forever, Ashley Lori Copeland (Dell 0-440-20807-6, Jul ’92 [Jun ’92], $4.99, 265pp, pb) Time-travel historical fantasy romance.

The Black Death Basil Copper (Fedogan & Bremer 1-878252-04-6, Mar ’92, $32.00, 373pp, hc, cover by Stefanie Hawks) Occult thriller set on Dartmoor at the turn of the century. A signed slipcased limited edition ($60.00) was announced but not seen. Available from Fedogan & Bremer, 700 Washington Ave. SE, Suite 50, Minneapolis, MN 55414.

L. Ron Hubbard: Messiah or Madman? Bent Corydon (Barricade Books 0-942637-57-7, Jun ’92, $12.95, 459pp, tp) Reprint (Lyle Stuart 1987 as by Bent Corydon and L. Ron Hubbard, Jr.) associational non-fiction, an exposé of Hubbard and the Church of Scientology by an ex-member. This edition has been revised and updated. L. Ron Hubbard, Jr.’s name appears nowhere on this new edition.

Darkborn Matthew J. Costello (Diamond 1-55773-660-X, Feb ’92 [Jan ’92], $4.99, 332pp, pb) Horror novel of a childhood game that has deadly consequences for the players nearly 30 years later.

How to Write Science Fiction Matthew J. Costello (Paragon House 1-55778-473-6, Nov ’92 [Oct ’92], $9.95, 144pp, tp) Non-fiction, a guide to writing sf. Order from Paragon House, 90 Fifth Ave., New York NY 10011.

Time Warrior #3: Day of the Snake Matthew J. Costello (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45170-8, Jul ’92 [Jun ’92], $4.99, 319pp, pb) [Time Warrior] SF novel. Time-travellers must repair rips in time that have changed history; set partly in World War II and partly in Arthurian times. Packaged and copyrighted by Bill Fawcett Associates.

Wandering Ghost: The Odyssey of Lafcadio Hearn Jonathan Cott (Kodansha International 4-7700-1659-X, May ’92 [Apr ’92], $14.95, 438pp, tp) Reprint (Knopf 1991) history/criticism. A biography of Lafcadio Hearn, author of Kwaidan and other macabre and supernatural stories. Available from Kodansha International, 114 Fifth Ave., New York NY 10011.

Harvest of Blood Vincent Courtney (Zebra/Pinnacle 1-55817-656-X, Nov ’92 [Oct ’92], $4.50, 384pp, pb) Vampire horror novel, the second featuring ex-cop-turned-PI Christopher Blaze, who is searching for a vampire drug kingpin smuggling hard stuff into Miami.

Wake Up Screaming Vincent Courtney (Zebra/Pinnacle 1-55817-605-5, May ’92 [Apr ’92], $4.50, 381pp, pb) Horror novel. A child playing at conjuring brings back the vengeful spirit of his grandfather’s murdered first wife.

Jennifer Murdley’s Toad Bruce Coville (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 0-15-200745-8, Apr ’92 [Mar ’92], $16.95, 156pp, hc, cover by Gary A. Lippincott) [Magic Shop] Young-adult fantasy novel about a young girl who purchases a talking toad at a magic shop. Illustrations by Gary A. Lippincott.

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher Bruce Coville (Pocket Minstrel 0-671-74782-7, Feb ’92, $2.99, 148pp, tp, cover by Catherine Huerta) [Magic Shop] Reprint (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1991) young-adult fantasy novel of a boy who brings home a dragon’s egg.

My Teacher Flunked the Planet Bruce Coville (Pocket Minstrel 0-671-75081-X, Jun ’92 [May ’92], $2.99, 162pp, tp, cover by Steve Fastner) [My Teacher Is an Alien] Humorous young-adult sf novel, fourth book of the “My Teacher Is an Alien” series, illustrated by John Pierard.

Space Brat Bruce Coville (Pocket Minstrel 0-671-74567-0, Aug ’92 [Jul ’92], $2.99, 68pp, tp) Children’s short story about an alien boy, illustrated by Katherine Coville.

Deadly Sleep Dale Cowan (Dell Laurel-Leaf 0-440-91961-4, Oct ’92 [Sep ’92], $3.50, 167pp, pb) Reissue (Dell 1982) young-adult horror thriller; sixth printing.

Victorian Ghost Stories: An Oxford Anthology ed. Michael Cox & R. A. Gilbert (BOMC/QPBC, Oct ’92 [Sep ’92], $13.95, 528pp, tp) Reprint (Oxford 1991) anthology of 35 ghost stories. Similar to the Oxford edition except it lacks an ISBN and price and has the jacket printed as the soft cover.

Reflections in Time Elizabeth Crane (Leisure 0-8439-3254-6, Apr ’92 [Mar ’92], $4.50, 396pp, pb) Time-travel fantasy historical romance set both in modern and 1880s Louisiana.

The Bushido Incident Betty Anne Crawford (DAW 0-88677-517-5, Jul ’92 [Jun ’92], $4.99, 316pp, pb, cover by Vincent DiFate) Sf novel set in a 21st century dominated by Japanese business interests. Possibly a first novel.

The Andromeda Strain Michael Crichton (Ballantine 0-345-37848-2, Sep ’92, $5.99, 272pp, pb) Reprint (Knopf 1969) sf novel of biological contamination from space. This was originally scheduled and bears the date January 1993, but was released in September 1992.

StarBridge Book Four: Serpent’s Gift A. C. Crispin & Deborah A. Marshall (Ace 0-441-78331-7, May ’92 [Apr ’92], $4.50, 296pp, pb, cover by Dorian Vallejo) [StarBridge] Sf novel in the “StarBridge” series. The existence of StarBridge Academy is threatened by an archaeological find beneath the surface of its asteroid.

The Changing Face of Horror in the Nineteenth-Century French Fantastic Short Story Gary R. Cummiskey (Peter Lang 0-8204-1775-0, Sep ’92, no price, 170pp, hc) Non-fiction, criticism. An academic study of 19th-century French fantasy/horror fiction. Available from Peter Lang Publishing, 62 West 45th St., New York NY 10036-4202.

Trickster Chris Curry & Lisa Dean (Pocket 0-671-68434-5, Aug ’92 [Jul ’92], $4.99, 385pp, pb) Horror novel of a ghostly serial killer lurking beneath the streets of Seattle.

A Fool for an Agent: Publishing Satires and Verses. Richard Curtis (Pulphouse/Writer’s Notebook Press 1-56146-428-7, Mar ’92, $5.00, 99pp, tp, cover by E. G. Ross) Collection of satires and poetry about the publishing industry. Available from Pulphouse Publishing, PO Box 1440, Eugene OR 97440.

Blood Roots Richie Tankersley Cusick (Pocket 0-671-73497-0, Dec ’92 [Nov ’92], $4.99, 343pp, pb, cover by Jim Warren) Horror novel. Olivia returns to her ancestral home only to discover that her mother’s death has left her a centuries-old legacy of madness and death.

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