The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Big Time Fritz Leiber (SFBC #19247, Jan ’92 [Mar ’92], $6.98, 130pp, hc, cover by Paul Lehr) [Change War] Reprint (Ace 1961) sf novel in the “Change War” series. Similar to the 1991 Macmillan Collier Nucleus paperback edition. This is a hardcover lacking an ISBN and price. The SFBC number is on the back jacket.

Gather, Darkness! Fritz Leiber (Macmillan Collier Nucleus 0-02-022348-X, Oct ’92 [Sep ’92], $9.00, 240pp, tp, cover by Peter Scanlon) Reprint (Pellegrini & Cudahy 1950) classic sf novel about future revolution in the guise of Satanism against totalitarianism in the guise of religion. Recommended (CNB).

The Green Millenium Fritz Leiber (Macmillan Collier Nucleus 0-02-022346-3, Feb ’92, $4.95, 220pp, tp, cover by Brad Teare) Reprint (Abelard 1953) satiric sf novel of an alien cat wanted by everybody from the FBI to the Mob.

Kreativity for Kats and Other Feline Fantasies Fritz Leiber (Wildside Press 1-880448-10-6, Sep ’92, $2.29, 64pp, tp, cover by Jill Bauman) Collection of three stories about cats in a smaller, thin paperback (13½ x 10½ cm) size. A 200-copy hardcover edition (-11-4, $13.99) and a 26-copy leatherbound hardcover edition (-12-2, $22.50) were announced but not seen. Available from Wildside Press, 37 Fillmore St. Newark NJ 07105.

A Specter Is Haunting Texas Fritz Leiber (Macmillan Collier Nucleus 0-02-022347-1, Jul ’92 [Jun ’92], $9.00, 245pp, tp, cover by Neal McPheeters) Reprint (Walker 1969) satiric sf novel of a future world ruled primarily by Texas.

The Wanderer Fritz Leiber (Easton Press, Jan ’92, no price, 318pp, hc) Reprint (Ballantine 1964) Hugo-winning sf novel, with an introduction by John J. Pierce and artwork by Jill Bauman. This special leatherbound gilt-edge edition is part of the “Masterpieces of Science Fiction” series and is available by subscription only.

Ray Bradbury Presents: Dinosaur World Stephen Leigh (AvoNova 0-380-76277-3, Jun ’92 [May ’92], $4.99, 274pp, pb, cover by Wayne Barlowe) [Dinosaur Planet] Time-travel sf novel, illustrated by Wayne Barlowe. Two kids from the future go on a safari to Earth’s distant past and find themselves trapped, and pursued by a psychopath. This is the first book in a new series of books by Leigh based on ideas by Bradbury. Packaged and copyrighted by Byron Preiss Visual Publications.

Quarantine World Murray Leinster (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-844-1, Jul ’92 [Jun ’92], $3.95, 266pp, pb) [Calhoun (Med Service)] Sf omnibus of two of the Med Service books, the novel The Mutant Weapon (Ace 1959), and the collection of three novellas S.O.S. from Three Worlds (Ace 1967). This is two-thirds of the longer omnibus The Med Series (Ace 1983), which also includes This World is Taboo (Ace 1961).

Mortal Engines Stanislaw Lem (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 0-15-662161-4, Jun ’92 [May ’92], $8.95, 239pp, tp, cover by John Alfred Dorn, III) Reprint (Seabury 1977) collection of 14 sf stories revolving around artificial intelligence. Translated from the Polish and with an introduction by Michael Kandel, new to this edition.

Canopus in Argus: Archives Doris Lessing (Random House/Vintage 0-679-74184-4, Dec ’92, $20.00, 1229pp, tp) [Canopus in Argus: Archives] Sf omnibus of the “Canopus in Argus: Archives” series, Re: Colonised Planet 5: Shikasta (Knopf 1979), The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four, and Five (Knopf 1980), The Sirian Experiment (Knopf 1981), The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 (Knopf 1982), and Documents Relating to the Sentimental Agents in the Volyen Empire (Knopf 1983).

Mercy’s Mill Betty Levin (Morrow Greenwillow 0-688-11122-X, Sep ’92 [Aug ’92], $14.00, 241pp, hc, cover by Jos. A. Smith) Young-adult time-travel fantasy novel. Sarah encounters a strange boy who seems to have come from a century ago.

Cybernetic Jungle S. N. Lewitt (Ace 0-441-02257-X, Mar ’92 [Feb ’92], $4.50, 262pp, pb, cover by Royo) Sf novel set in a future Brazil ruled by powerful corporate “families” where the relationship is earned.

Et Tu, Babe Mark Leyner (Crown/Harmony 0-517-58335-6, Oct ’92 [Sep ’92], $17.00, 168pp, hc, cover by Dan Picasso) Literary comic novel with fantasy elements.

Cade Mike Linaker (Worldwide Library Gold Eagle 0-373-63804-3, May ’92 [Jun ’92], $3.50, 219pp, pb) [Cade] Sf/crime novel set in 21st-century NYC, where human cop Marshal Thomas Jefferson Cade and his cyborg partner investigate disappearances that lead them to an asteroid mining colony. First book of a new series.

Cade: Hardcase Mike Linaker (Worldwide Library Gold Eagle 0-373-63805-1, Sep ’92 [Aug ’92], $3.50, 220pp, pb) [Cade] Sf/crime novel set in 21st-century New York, second book of the “Cade” series.

Three Lives to Live Anne Lindbergh (Little, Brown 0-316-52628-2, May ’92 [Apr ’92], $14.95, 183pp, hc, cover by Alix Berenzy) Young-adult fantasy novel of a young girl in an outdated party dress who appears out of nowhere.

Alien Earth Megan Lindholm (Bantam Spectra 0-553-29749-X, Jul ’92 [Jun ’92], $5.99, 385pp, pb, cover by Oscar Chichoni) Sf novel. After destroying the Earth through pollution, the survivors of humanity have been placed on a world where, to survive, they must make no ecological impact whatsoever.

Fire in the Mist Holly Lisle (Baen 0-671-72132-1, Aug ’92 [Jul ’92], $4.99, 291pp, pb, cover by Stephen Hickman) [Fire in the Mist] Fantasy novel about a shepherd girl with magical powers who escapes when her family is killed. A first novel.

Minimax Anna Livia (Eighth Mountain Press 0-933377-11-8, Mar ’92 [Feb ’92], $9.95, 241pp, tp) Surrealistic feminist romantic comedy with Renee Vivien and Natalie Clifford Barney as vampires.

Druids Morgan Llywelyn (Ballantine Ivy 0-8041-0844-7, Jan ’93 [Dec ’92], $5.99, 404pp, pb) [Druids] Reprint (Morrow 1991) historical fantasy novel of resistance to Caesar’s legions in Gaul.

The Last Prince of Ireland Morgan Llywelyn (Morrow 0-688-10794-X, May ’92 [Jun ’92], $22.00, 368pp, hc, cover by Chris Hopkins) Associational novel set in 17th-century Ireland about the last Gaelic prince and his struggles against the English. This is part of her set of books on Ireland, some of which were fantasy.

Kiss of Death Joseph Locke (Bantam Starfire 0-553-29653-1, Aug ’92 [Jul ’92], $3.50, 165pp, pb, cover by Lisa Falkenstern) Young-adult horror novel of a teenage boy who learns that the beautiful new girl in his class is supernaturally connected to a string of brutal murders.

Petrified Joseph Locke (Bantam Starfire 0-553-29657-4, Feb ’92 [Jan ’92], $3.50, 165pp, pb, cover by Lisa Falkenstern) Young-adult horror novel. Four teenage girls are alone in a wax museum, but then the noises begin to convince them that someone or something is with them and that they’re in danger.

Shadow Dance Anne Logston (Ace 0-441-75990-4, Nov ’92 [Oct ’92], $4.99, 215pp, pb, cover by Robert Grace) [Shadow] Fantasy novel, third book of the “Shadow” series. Female thief Shadow saves the town of Allanmere from plague and invasion.

Shadow Hunt Anne Logston (Ace 0-441-76007-4, May ’92 [Apr ’92], $4.50, 181pp, pb, cover by Robert Grace) [Shadow] Fantasy novel, second book of the “Shadow” series. The young thief must retrieve a stolen jewel from a dangerous wizard, aided only by an assassin she’s not sure she can trust.

Autobiographical Writings H. P. Lovecraft (Necronomicon Press 0-940884-48-8, Oct ’92 [Nov ’92], $4.95, 38pp, ph, cover by H. P. Lovecraft) Collection of autobiographical pieces by Lovecraft, with an introduction by S.T. Joshi and a bibliography. Order from Necronomicon Press, 101 Lockwood St., West Warwick RI 02893.

The Battle That Ended the Century/Collapsing Cosmoses H. P. Lovecraft & Robert H. Barlow (Necronomicon Press 0-940884-41-0, Mar ’92 [Apr ’92], $2.50, 14pp, ph, cover by Robert H. Knox) Collection of two short story collaborations, with anonymous notes. Available from Necronomicon Press, 101 Lockwood St., West Warwick RI 02893.

Sherlock Holmes In: The Loss of the British Bark Sophy Anderson/Sherlock Holmes In: The Grey Nun Legacy Gary Lovisi & P. Smith (Gryphon Books 0-93607-23-0, Mar ’92 [Jan ’92], $6.95, 42/17pp, ph, cover by Frank Hamilton) [Sherlock Holmes] Associational original anthology of two Sherlock Holmes pastiches. Gryphon Double #3. Available from Gryphon Publications, PO Box 209, Brooklyn NY 11228.

Forgotten Realms: The Ring of Winter James Lowder (TSR 1-56076-330-2, Nov ’92, $4.95, 312pp, tp, cover by Fred Fields) [Forgotten Realms: Harpers] Fantasy novelization based on the “Forgotten Realms” game, fifth book of “The Harpers” series.

Dragon’s Teeth Patricia Lucas-Morris & Ross Whitney (Donald M. Grant 1-880418-03-7, Sep ’92, $40.00, 40pp, hc) Art book showcasing black & white graphite fantasy art by Patricia Lucas-Morris with poems written about them by Ross Whitney or vice versa. This is a 750-copy limited edition signed by both. Order from Donald M. Grant, PO Box 187, Hampton Falls NH 03844.

Blood Brothers Brian Lumley (Tor 0-312-85357-2, Jul ’92 [Jun ’92], $21.95, 408pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Vampire World] Horror novel about alien vampires, sixth book of the “Necroscope” series.

The Complete Khash: Volume One: Never a Backward Glance Brian Lumley (W. Paul Ganley 0-932445-43-8, May ’91 [Jul ’92], $25.00, 181pp, hc, cover by Jim Pitts) [Tarra Khash] Collection of six dark fantasy stories set in the Primal Land. A deluxe signed edition (-44-6, $40.00) was announced but not seen. This has a 1991 copyright date but was not seen until now. Available from W. Paul Ganley, PO Box 149, Buffalo NY 14226.

Demogorgon Brian Lumley (Tor 0-812-51199-9, Feb ’92 [Jan ’92], $4.99, 345pp, pb, cover by Jim Thiesen) Horror novel about professional thief Charlie Trace, the only man who can stop a demonic power loose in London. First American edition (Grafton 1987).

Psychomech Brian Lumley (Tor 0-812-52023-8, Jul ’92 [Jun ’92], $5.99, 441pp, pb, cover by J. Thiesen) [Psychomech] Horror novel, first book of the “Psychomech” series. First American edition (Granada 1984).

Psychosphere Brian Lumley (Tor 0-812-52030-0, Oct ’92 [Sep ’92], $5.99, 438pp, pb, cover by Jim Thiesen) [Psychomech] Psychic horror novel, second book of a series. Super-psychic Richard Garrison must defend a higher plane from an evil invasion. First American edition (Granada 1984).

The Transition of Titus Crow Brian Lumley (W. Paul Ganley 0-932445-45-4, Apr ’92 [Jul ’92], $25.00, 192pp, hc, cover by Judith Holman) [Titus Crow] Reprint (DAW 1975) Cthulhu Mythos horror novel, re-edited by Lumley from his original manuscript. Illustrated by Judith Holman. A deluxe signed edition (-46-2, $40.00) was announced but not seen. Available from W. Paul Ganley, PO Box 149, Buffalo NY 14226.

Modern Arthurian Literature: An Anthology of English and American Arthuriana from the Renaissance to the Present ed. Alan Lupack (Garland 0-8153-0055-7, Sep ’92 [May ’92], $75.00, 494pp, hc) Anthology of Arthurian poetry, prose, and drama; volume includes a selected bibliography. A trade paperback edition (-0867-1, $18.95) was announced but not seen. Available from Garland Publishing, 717 Fifth Ave., Suite 2500, New York NY 10022, 212-751-7447.

Daniel M. Pinkwater’s Melvinge of the Megaverse Book 3: Night of the Living ’Gator! Richard A. Lupoff (Ace 0-441-91080-7, Dec ’92 [Nov ’92], $4.50, 152pp, pb, cover by Steve Fastner & Rich Larsen) Humorous sf novel, based on a concept and with an afterword by Pinkwater. Packaged and copyrighted by General Licensing Company, a Byron Preiss subsidiary.

King of the Dead R. A. MacAvoy (AvoNova 0-380-71017-X, Dec ’92 [Nov ’92], $4.50, 286pp, pb, cover by Jean Targete) [Lens of the World] Reprint (Morrow 1991) fantasy novel, second book of the “Lens of the World” trilogy.

Indiana Jones and the Genesis Deluge Rob MacGregor (Bantam Falcon 0-553-29502-0, Feb ’92 [Jan ’92], $4.99, 293pp, pb) [Indiana Jones] Fantasy novelization, fourth book of a series based on characters from Raiders of the Lost Ark and its sequels.

Indiana Jones and the Interior World Rob MacGregor (Bantam Falcon 0-553-29966-2, Dec ’92 [Nov ’92], $4.99, 263pp, pb, cover by Drew Struzan) [Indiana Jones] Fantasy novelization, fifth book of a series based on characters from Raiders of the Lost Ark and its sequels.

Indiana Jones and the Unicorn’s Legacy Rob MacGregor (Bantam Falcon 0-553-29666-3, Sep ’92 [Aug ’92], $4.99, 274pp, pb, cover by Drew Struzan) [Indiana Jones] Fantasy thriller, fifth book of a series based on characters from Raiders of the Lost Ark and its sequels. The search for a unicorn’s horn leads Indy into danger from the competition — a beautiful but deadly art historian.

The Wrong Rite Charlotte MacLeod (Avon 0-380-71043-9, Jan ’93 [Dec ’92], $4.99, 213pp, pb) [Madoc Rhys] Reprint (Morrow 1992 as by Charlotte MacLeod writing as Alisa Craig) mystery novel with a real ghost, fifth book of the “Madoc Rhys” series.

Halo Tom Maddox (BOMC, Feb ’92 [Jan ’92], $15.95, 288pp, hc, cover by David Mattingly) Reprint (Tor; Legend 1991) sf novel of experiments bonding humans and AIs. Identical to the Tor edition except it lacks an ISBN and price and has a BOMC mark on the back.

Halo Tom Maddox (Tor 0-812-51096-8, Nov ’92 [Oct ’92], $3.99, 216pp, pb, cover by David Mattingly) Reprint (Tor; Legend 1991) sf novel.

Stephen King, The Second Decade: Danse Macabre to The Dark Half Tony Magistrale (Macmillan Twayne 0-8057-3957-2, Mar ’92 [Jul ’92], $19.95, 186pp, hc) Non-fiction, criticism. A study of King’s work after 1983 plus an interview with him. [Stephen King]

The Dark Descent: Essays Defining Stephen King’s Horrorscope ed. Tony Magistrale (Greenwood Press 0-313-27297-2, Mar ’92 [May ’92], $45.00, 227pp, hc) Non-fiction, criticism, a collection of 16 essays on King. With a bibliography and a foreword by Joseph A. Citro. Available from Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, Box 5007, Westport CT 06881. Credit card orders to 1-800-225-5800, ID #701. [Stephen King]

Aliens in the Family Margaret Mahy (Scholastic Apple 0-590-44898-6, Jun ’91 [Apr ’92], $2.95, 174pp, tp) Reprint (Toronto: Scholastic 1985) young-adult sf novel about a boy from the future who visits late 20th-century Earth.

The Girl with the Green Ear: Stories About Magic in Nature Margaret Mahy (Knopf 0-679-82231-3, Apr ’92 [Mar ’92], $15.00, unpaginated, hc, cover by Shirley Hughes) Collection of nine young-adult fantasy stories previously published in various British Mahy collections, with the original illustrations by Shirley Hughes.

A Tall Story and Other Tales Margaret Mahy (Macmillan McElderry 0-689-50547-7, Mar ’92 [Apr ’92], $15.95, 88pp, hc, cover by Jan Nesbitt) Collection of 11 children’s fantasy stories, with illustrations by Jan Nesbitt. First American edition (J.M. Dent 1991).

Talons Anthony Mancini (Donald I. Fine 1-55611-234-3, Aug ’91 [Feb ’92], $19.95, 203pp, hc) Horror thriller of a giant eagle mutated by radiation from Chernobyl loose in New York City.

Star Trek, the Next Generation: Spartacus T. L. Mancour (Pocket 0-671-76051-3, Feb ’92 [Jan ’92], $4.99, 276pp, pb) [Star Trek, the Next Generation] Star Trek novelization, #20 in the series.

Wulfsyarn Phillip Mann (Morrow AvoNova 0-688-11881-X, Sep ’92 [Aug ’92], $22.00, 356pp, hc, cover by Glen Orbik) Sf/mystery novel narrated by an intelligent autoscribe. Recommended (SW). First American edition (Gollancz 1990).

Futurecrime: An Anthology of the Shape of Crime to Come ed. Cynthia Manson & Charles Ardai (Donald I. Fine 1-55611-312-9, Jan ’92, $21.95, 323pp, hc, cover by Loretta Trezzo) Anthology of 15 sf/crime/thriller stories, with an introduction by the editors. There are three originals by C.J. Cherryh, George Alec Effinger, and Alan Dean Foster.

Futurecrime: An Anthology of the Shape of Crime to Come ed. Cynthia Manson & Charles Ardai (SFBC #19726, May ’92 [Aug ’92], $9.98, 275pp, hc, cover by Loretta Trezzo) Reprint (Fine 1992) anthology of 15 sf/crime/thriller stories, with an introduction by the editors. Similar to the Fine edition except it lacks an ISBN and price and the SFBC number is on the back jacket.

The Watcher’s Mask Laurie J. Marks (DAW 0-88677-510-8, Aug ’92 [Jul ’92], $4.99, 285pp, pb, cover by Jim Warren) Fantasy novel of an island where the shamans have been imprisoned by an evil emperor.

Book of the Toade T. C. Marshall (Vantage Press 0-533-09658-8, Apr ’92, $10.00, 65pp, hc) Original collection of 14 connected humorous stories and vignettes about a mysterious race trying to take over from humanity, with illustrations by the author. Published by a vanity publisher. Available from Vantage Press, 516 West 34th St., New York NY 10001.

Portraits of His Children George R. R. Martin (Baen 0-671-72124-0, Jun ’92 [May ’92], $4.99, 353pp, pb, cover by Paul Chadwick) Reprint (Dark Harvest 1987) collection of 11 stories.

Wild Cards XI: Dealer’s Choice ed. George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra 0-553-29161-0, Nov ’92 [Oct ’92], $5.99, 426pp, pb, cover by Timothy Truman) [Wild Cards] Original shared-world anthology presented as a braided novel. The individual pieces by the five writers, Stephen Leigh, Edward Bryant, John J. Miller, Walter Jon Williams, and George R.R. Martin, are not specifically credited.

Vampire: The Complete Guide to the World of the Undead Manuela Dunn Mascetti (Viking 0-670-84664-3, Oct ’92 [Sep ’92], $20.00, 224pp, hc) Collection of art and anecdotes, both occult and literary, concerning vampires.

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