The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Great American Ghost Stories, Volume One ed. Frank D. McSherry, Jr., Charles G. Waugh & Martin H. Greenberg (Berkley 0-425-13470-9, Oct ’92 [Sep ’92], $4.99, 262pp, pb, cover by Barrall) Reprint (Rutledge Hill Press 1991) anthology of 13 ghost stories, originally part of the larger anthology Great American Ghost Stories, with an introduction by McSherry.

The Queen’s Squadron R. M. Meluch (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45169-4, Jul ’92 [Jun ’92], $4.99, 304pp, pb) Sf novel of a conflict between free mortals and immortal opressors.

Lingo Jim Menick (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-812-3, Jun ’92 [May ’92], $10.95, 334pp, tp, cover by Paul Bacon) Reprint (Carroll & Graf 1991) sf novel about a home computer AI that runs amok.

The Face in the Abyss A. Merritt (Macmillan Collier Nucleus 0-02-022873-2, Jun ’92, $9.00, 343pp, tp, cover by Daniel R. Horne) [Nicholas Graydon] Reprint (Liveright 1931) classic pulp fantasy novel.

Return to Summer Emma Merritt (Harlequin 0-373-16337-1, Apr ’90 [Feb ’92], $2.95, 253pp, pb) Time-travel romance novel of a history professor who finds herself in the past playing the part of a great 19th-century Irish singer. This is a 1990 book not seen until now. A Harlequin American romance.

Edgar Allan Poe: His Life and Legacy Jeffrey Meyers (Macmillan/Scribner’s 0-684-19370-1, Sep ’92 [Oct ’92], $30.00, 348pp, hc) Non-fiction, criticism. A biography of Poe with an emphasis on the influence his work had on subsequent writers. [Edgar Allan Poe]

Worst Nightmare Ric Meyers (Dell 0-440-20857-2, Mar ’92 [Feb ’92], $4.50, 279pp, pb) [Book of the Undead] Horror novel of a titanic confrontation between good and evil, third “Book of the Undead”.

George Orwell Valerie Meyers (St. Martin’s 0-312-05567-6, 1991 [Nov ’92], $24.95, 158pp, hc) Non-fiction, criticism. An academic examination of Orwell’s fiction, with a selected bibliography. This is a 1991 book not seen until now. Order from St. Martin’s Press, Scholarly & Reference Books, 175 Fifth Ave., New York NY 10010. [George Orwell]

The Walker in Shadows Barbara Michaels (Berkley 0-425-13399-0, Sep ’92 [Aug ’92], $5.50, 321pp, pb) Reprint (Dodd Mead 1979) gothic romance with a real ghost.

The Haunted Miss Hampshire Kasey Michaels (Avon 0-380-76301-X, Apr ’92, $3.99, 183pp, pb) Regency romance with a real ghost. Miss Hampshire’s deceased aunt is determined to see her married.

Out of the Blue Kasey Michaels (Dell 0-440-21105-0, Oct ’92 [Sep ’92], $4.99, 310pp, pb) Time-travel romance. Cassandra Kelly is on a tour of the Tower of London when she steps back into Regency England, where she fascinates scientist Marcus Pendleton.

Victorian Fantasy Literature: Literary Battles with Church and Empire Karen Michalson (Edwin Mellen Press 0-88946-378-6, 1990 [Jun ’92], $89.95, 292pp, hc) Non-fiction, criticism. An academic study of 19th-century fantasy literature concentrating on five authors and five books. This is a worldwide edition published in 1990 but not seen until now. Available from The Edwin Mellen Press, PO Box 450, Lewiston NY 14092.

Red Sands Victor Milan (Warner 0-446-35840-1, Jan ’93 [Dec ’92], $4.99, 407pp, pb, cover by Don Brautigam) Associational near-future technothriller of a war fought in the deserts of Central Asia that has the potential to destroy the world.

Salem Is My Dwelling Place: A Life of Nathaniel Hawthorne Edwin Haviland Miller (University of Iowa Press 0-87745-332-2, Dec ’91 [Feb ’92], $35.00, 596pp, hc) Non-fiction, a biography of the author of The House of the Seven Gables and other gothic fiction. Recommended (SW). [Nathaniel Hawthorne]

Thunder Rise G. Wayne Miller (Jove 0-515-10925-8, Sep ’92 [Aug ’92], $4.99, 408pp, pb) Reprint (Morrow 1989) horror novel.

Here and Then Linda Lael Miller (Silhouette Special Edition 0-373-09762-X, Jul ’92, $3.39, 252pp, pb) [Beyond the Threshold] Time-travel romance, second book of the “Beyond the Threshold” series. A young woman travels back to the wild West due to a magic necklace.

There and Now Linda Lael Miller (Silhouette Special Edition 0-373-09754-9, Jul ’92, $3.39, 250pp, pb) [Beyond the Threshold] Time-travel romance, first book of the “Beyond the Threshold” series. A young contemporary woman finds a doorway to the 19th century.

Wild About Harry Linda Lael Miller (Silhouette 0-373-05667-2, Oct ’91 [Apr ’92], $2.79, 187pp, pb) Romance novel about a woman haunted by the ghost of her dead husband, who’s urging her to marry again. A “Silhouette Desire” romance. This is a 1991 book not seen until now.

Thinking Robots: An Aware Internet and Cyberpunk Librarians ed. R. Bruce Miller & Milton T. Wolf (LITA Publications 0-8389-7625-5, Sep ’92, $22.00, 200pp, tp) Non-fiction, criticism. A collection of papers and speeches delivered at the 1992 Library and Information Technology Association meeting, including speeches by David Brin and Bruce Sterling. A special pre-publication printing of this book, lacking the three speeches, was distributed only at the 1992 American Library Association conference in San Francisco. Available from Order Department, American Library Association, 50 East Huron St., Chicago IL 60611.

Chaingang Rex Miller (Pocket 0-671-74847-5, Nov ’92 [Oct ’92], $4.99, 310pp, pb, cover by Kirk Reinert) [Daniel Bunkowsky] Psychokiller horror thriller with fantasy elements featuring Chaingang, the gigantic indestructible heart-eating killer from Slob. This book does not include his old nemesis, detective Jack Eichord.

Hearts and Armor Ron Miller (Ace 0-441-32119-4, Jul ’92 [Jun ’92], $4.50, 230pp, pb, cover by Ron Miller) [Bronwyn] Fantasy novel by a well-known artist, third book of the “Bronwyn” trilogy.

Winter World: Zjhanne’s Book C. J. Mills (Ace 0-441-89448-8, Jun ’92 [May ’92], $4.99, 251pp, pb, cover by Jean Targete) [Winter World] Sf novel of warfare and intrigue on a frozen world, fifth book of the “Winter World” series.

Shadow of the Crown Craig Mills (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-37280-8, Jan ’93 [Dec ’92], $3.99, 217pp, pb) Fantasy novel about wizardry.

The Power James Mills (Warner 0-446-36127-5, Feb ’92 [Jan ’92], $5.99, 378pp, pb) Reprint (Warner 1990) political thriller about the US and USSR’s covert use of paranormal and occult powers.

Lamper’s Meadow Barbara Minar (Crossway Books 0-89107-663-8, Apr ’92 [Mar ’92], $6.95, 222pp, tp, cover by Jeff Haynie) Young-adult allegorical Christian fantasy novel of two children armed only with words of power chosen to defend a beautiful meadow from the powers of darkness. Available from Crossway Books, 1300 Crescent St., Wheaton IL 60187.

Star Trek, the Next Generation: Imbalance V. E. Mitchell (Pocket 0-671-77571-5, Jun ’92 [May ’92], $4.99, 280pp, pb) [Star Trek, the Next Generation] Star Trek novelization, #22 in the series.

Glass Houses Laura J. Mixon (Tor 0-812-51918-3, May ’92 [Apr ’92], $3.99, 216pp, pb, cover by Tom Canty) Sf noir thriller about a salvage operator’s foray into wealth and intrigue on the mean streets of a collapsing New York City. Recommended (SW).

In Endless Twilight L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor 0-812-52000-9, Feb ’92 [Jan ’92], $3.99, 316pp, pb, cover by Maelo Cintron) [Forever Hero] Reissue (Tor 1988) sf adventure novel, third book of the “Forever Hero” series; second printing.

The Magic of Recluce L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor 0-812-50518-2, May ’92 [Apr ’92], $4.99, 501pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Recluce] Reprint (Tor 1991) fantasy novel, first book of a new series.

Timediver’s Dawn L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor 0-812-51447-5, Jul ’92 [Jun ’92], $3.99, 348pp, pb, cover by Nick Jainschigg) [Timedivers] Sf novel with fantasy elements about the origins of the superhuman timedivers.

The Towers of the Sunset L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor 0-312-85297-5, Aug ’92 [Jul ’92], $21.95, 359pp, hc, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Recluce] Fantasy novel, second book of the “Magic of Recluce” series.

The Ragged World Judith Moffett (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-37500-9, Jun ’92 [May ’92], $3.99, 276pp, pb, cover by Richard Hescox) [Ragged World] Reprint (St. Martin’s 1991) sf novel based on a series of stories of alien visitors who insist that Earth clean up its ecosystem. This includes the awards-nominated novella “Tiny Tango.” Highly recommended (SW).

Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream Judith Moffett (St. Martin’s 0-312-08323-8, Sep ’92 [Aug ’92], $21.95, 328pp, hc, cover by Harlan Hubbard) [Ragged World] Sf novel of the effect a benevolent alien invasion has on two humans. Sequel to The Ragged World. Recommended (SW).

Requiem Clifford Mohr (Berkley 0-425-13372-9, Aug ’92 [Jul ’92], $4.99, 309pp, pb) Horror novel. A severely retarded young man becomes a great violinist when he becomes host to a demon. Mohr is a pen name for Morton Reed.

The Uprising Brent Monahan (Pocket 0-671-70429-X, Jun ’92 [May ’92], $4.99, 246pp, pb, cover by Jim Warren) Horror novel about ancient evil beings and the archeologist who might be able to stop them from returning to the world.

The Blood of the Lamb Thomas F. Monteleone (Tor 0-312-85031-X, Jul ’92 [Jun ’92], $21.95, 420pp, hc, cover by Dave Fishman) Horror novel of a priest who discovers that his superhuman powers are the result of being cloned from the blood on the Shroud of Turin.

The Deed of Paksenarrion Elizabeth Moon (Baen 0-671-72104-6, Feb ’92 [Jan ’92], $12.00, 1024pp, tp, cover by Keith Parkinson) [Deed of Paksenarrion] Omnibus of the three books of the “Deed of Paksenarrion” trilogy, Sheepfarmer’s Daughter (Baen 1988), Divided Allegiance (Baen 1988), and Oath of Gold (Baen 1989). The text has been corrected and slightly revised.

Liar’s Oath Elizabeth Moon (Baen 0-671-72117-8, May ’92 [Apr ’92], $5.99, 471pp, pb, cover by Gary Ruddell) [Deed of Paksenarrion] Fantasy novel set in the same world as The Deed of Paksenarrion, a sequel to Surrender None: The Legacy of Gird. Gird’s bastard son Luap breaks an oath to his father and releases a dangerous evil.

The Bane of the Black Sword Michael Moorcock (Ace 0-441-04885-4, Oct ’92 [Sep ’92], $4.50, 157pp, pb, cover by Robert Gould) [Elric] Reprint (DAW 1977) fantasy collection, fifth book of the “Elric” series; fourth printing.

Elric of Melniboné Michael Moorcock (Ace 0-441-20398-1, Feb ’92 [Jan ’92], $4.50, 181pp, pb, cover by Robert Gould) [Elric] Reissue (Hutchinson 1972) heroic fantasy novel, first book in the “Elric” saga; fifth printing.

The Sailor on the Seas of Fate Michael Moorcock (Ace 0-441-74863-5, Apr ’92, $4.50, 160pp, pb, cover by Robert Gould) [Elric] Reissue (Quartet 1976) fantasy novel, second book of the “Elric” series; 12th printing.

Stormbringer Michael Moorcock (Ace 0-441-78754-1, Dec ’92 [Nov ’92], $4.50, 220pp, pb, cover by Robert Gould) [Elric] Reissue (DAW 1977) fantasy novel, sixth book of the “Elric” series; fourth printing. This is an expansion of Moorcock’s first novel (Herbert Jenkins 1965).

The Vanishing Tower Michael Moorcock (Ace 0-441-86039-7, Aug ’92 [Jul ’92], $4.50, 175pp, pb, cover by Robert Gould) [Elric] Reissue (NEL 1971 as The Sleeping Sorceress) fantasy novel, fourth book of the “Elric Saga”; fourth printing.

The Weird of the White Wolf Michael Moorcock (Ace 0-441-88805-4, Jun ’92 [May ’92], $4.50, 159pp, pb, cover by Robert Gould) [Elric] Reissue (DAW 1977) collection, third book of the “Elric” saga; fourth printing.

Practical Demonkeeping Christopher Moore (St. Martin’s 0-312-07069-1, Jan ’92, $18.95, 243pp, hc, cover by Darryl Zudeck) Comic dark fantasy of a battle of wits and wonders between a demon and a djinn in a small California town. A first novel.

Practical Demonkeeping: A Comedy of Horrors Christopher Moore (SFBC #19523, Mar ’92, $8.98, 243pp, hc, cover by Darryl Zudeck) Reprint (St. Martin’s; Heinemann 1992) comic dark fantasy of a battle of wits and wonders between a demon and a djinn in a small California town. A first novel. Similar to the St. Martin’s edition except it lacks an ISBN and price. The SFBC number is on the back jacket.

Slay & Rescue John Moore (Baen 0-671-72152-6, Jan ’93 [Dec ’92], $4.99, 226pp, pb, cover by Stephen Hickman) Humorous fantasy novel. Young prince and professional hero Charming finds a job more difficult than he expected.

Spelljammer: The Maelstrom’s Eye Roger Moore (TSR 1-56076-344-2, May ’92 [Apr ’92], $4.95, 313pp, tp, cover by Frank Kelly Freas) [Spelljammer: Cloakmaster] Fantasy novelization based on the “Spelljammer” game, third book of “The Cloakmaster Cycle”.

The Rag Doll Plagues Alejandro Morales (Arte Publico Press 1-55885-036-8, Aug ’92 [Oct ’92], $17.95, 200pp, hc, cover by Mark Pinon) Associational literary novel with sf elements interweaving the stories of three Hispanic doctors battling infectious diseases, one in 18th-century Mexico, one in contemporary L.A., and one in late 21st-century Mexico where genetic mutations and blood diseases are rampant.

Between the Devil and the Deep J. M. Morgan (Pocket 0-671-73700-7, Jul ’92 [Jun ’92], $4.99, 243pp, pb) Horror thriller about a successful hunt for the Loch Ness monster.

Beyond Eden J. M. Morgan (Zebra/Pinnacle 1-55817-602-0, Apr ’92 [Mar ’92], $4.99, 347pp, pb, cover by Michael Herring) Sf novel, second book of a series set in a 21st-century world where the human race has been virtually wiped out by a plague created in bioweapons research.

Future Eden J. M. Morgan (Zebra/Pinnacle 1-55817-653-5, Oct ’92 [Sep ’92], $4.99, 319pp, pb, cover by Michael Herring) Sf novel, third book of a series set on a 21st-century Earth where the human race has been virtually wiped out by a plague created in bioweapons research.

Crystal Fire Kathleen Morgan (Leisure 0-8439-3285-6, Aug ’92 [Jul ’92], $4.50, 443pp, pb, cover by Pedro) Futuristic romance of love on another world.

The Things That Are Not There Robert Morgan (Diamond 1-55773-827-0, Dec ’92 [Nov ’92], $3.99, 201pp, pb) Fantasy/mystery novel, first book of a new occult detective series. PI Teddy London is hired to help a young woman shake a demonic stalker. Morgan is a pen name for C.J. Henderson.

Trust Territory Janet & Chris Morris (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45126-0, Mar ’92 [Feb ’92], $20.00, 261pp, hc, cover by Edward Gazsi) [Threshold] Military sf novel, sequel to Threshold.

The Chalchiuhite Dragon Kenneth Morris (Tor 0-312-85264-9, Mar ’92 [Feb ’92], $19.95, 291pp, hc, cover by Richard Powers) Fantasy novel about the Aztecs before the Spanish conquest. This was completed in 1935 but not previously published. With an afterword and glossary by Douglas A. Anderson.

Stitch Mark Morris (Dell Abyss 0-440-21259-6, Aug ’92 [Jul ’92], $4.99, 518pp, pb, cover by Harry O. Morris) Horror novel of a college student given mysterious powers by a strange and dangerous man who compels him to lead his fellow students into darkness. First American edition (Piatkus 1991).

Quick Chills II ed. Robert Morrish & Peter Enfantino (Deadline Press 0-9631367-3-9, Apr ’92 [May ’92], $45.00, 334pp, hc) Anthology of 25 horror stories that originally appeared in small press magazines from 1989-1991. This is a 575-copy leatherbound limited edition signed by the contributors. Order from Deadline Press, 4884 Pepperwood Way, San Jose CA 95124, (408) 267-1159.

The New Gothic ed. Bradford Morrow & Patrick McGrath (BOMC/QPBC, Aug ’92, $12.95, 336pp, tp, cover by Albert Pinkham Ryder) Reprint (Random House 1991) anthology of 16 contemporary literary gothic stories and five novel excerpts, with an introduction by the editors. Similar to the Morrow edition except it lacks an ISBN and price and has the jacket printed as the soft cover.

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