The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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K-9 Corps: The Last Resort Kenneth Von Gunden (Ace 0-441-42496-1, Jan ’93 [Dec ’92], $4.99, 252pp, pb, cover by Cliff Miller) [K-9 Corps] Sf adventure novel, fourth book of the “K-9” series that features a pack of genetically-engineered dogs with the power of speech.

In the Mothers’ Land Elisabeth Vonarburg (Bantam Spectra 0-553-29962-X, Dec ’92 [Nov ’92], $5.99, 487pp, pb, cover by Oscar Chichoni) [Silent City] Sf novel of a future world where men are punished for destroying civilizations, a loose sequel to The Silent City. Translated from the French by Jane Brierley. Although an earlier edition is listed on the copyright page, it has not appeared. This is the first edition in any language.

The Silent City Elisabeth Vonarburg (Bantam Spectra 0-553-29789-9, Aug ’92 [Jul ’92], $4.99, 261pp, pb, cover by Oscar Chichoni) [Silent City] Sf novel about life in the last bastion of science and technology on a war-ravaged Earth. Translated from the French by Jane Brierley. Originally published as Le Silence de la Cité (Editions Denoel 1981). First American edition (Porcépic 1988).

Cat’s Cradle Kurt Vonnegut (Dell 0-440-11149-8, Jul ’92, $5.99, 191pp, pb, cover by Gene Greif) Reissue (Holt, Rinehart & Winston 1963) classic sf novel; 73rd printing.

Deadeye Dick Kurt Vonnegut (Dell 0-440-11765-8, Jun ’92 [May ’92], $5.99, 240pp, pb, cover by Gene Greif) Reissue (Delacorte 1982) sf novel; 11th printing.

Galapagos Kurt Vonnegut (Dell 0-440-12779-3, May ’92, $5.99, 295pp, pb, cover by Gene Greif) Reissue (Delacorte 1985) sf novel; sixth printing.

Jailbird Kurt Vonnegut (Dell 0-440-15473-1, Apr ’92 [Mar ’92], $6.99, 288pp, pb, cover by Gene Greif) Reissue (Delacorte 1979) associational non-sf novel; 15th printing.

Player Piano Kurt Vonnegut (Dell 0-440-17037-0, Mar ’92 [Apr ’92], $5.99, 295pp, pb, cover by Gene Greif) Reissue (Scribner’s 1952) sf novel; 35th printing.

The Sirens of Titan Kurt Vonnegut (Dell 0-440-17948-3, Feb ’92 [Jan ’92], $5.99, 319pp, pb, cover by Gene Greif) Reissue (Dell 1959) satirical sf novel; 46th printing.

Breakfast of Champions Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (Dell 0-440-13148-0, Nov ’91 [Aug ’92], $5.99, 193pp, pb, cover by Gene Greif) Reissue (Delacorte 1973) associational mainstream novel featuring Kilgore Trout; 30th printing.

Fates Worse Than Death Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (Berkley 0-425-13406-7, Sep ’92 [Aug ’92], $8.95, 240pp, tp) Reprint (Putnam 1991) associational non-fiction, a collection of essays about life in the ’80s with connecting material.

Star Trek: Sanctuary John Vornholt (Pocket 0-671-76994-4, Sep ’92 [Aug ’92], $4.99, 273pp, pb) [Star Trek] Star Trek novelization, #61 in the series.

Star Trek, the Next Generation: War Drums John Vornholt (Pocket 0-671-79236-9, Oct ’92 [Sep ’92], $4.99, 276pp, pb) [Star Trek, the Next Generation] Star Trek novelization, #23 in the series.

Horrorstory Volume Three ed. Karl Edward Wagner (Underwood-Miller 0-88733-107-6, Jan ’92, $39.95, 541pp, hc, cover by Michael Whelan) Omnibus of three “year’s best” anthologies, The Year’s Best Horror Stories: VII (DAW 1979) edited by Gerald W. Page, The Year’s Best Horror Stories: VIII (DAW 1980), and The Year’s Best Horror Stories: IX (DAW 1981) edited by Karl Edward Wagner. A signed edition (-108-4, $150.00) is scheduled to appear in March. Available from Underwood-Miller, 7708 Westover Dr., Lancaster PA 17601.

The Year’s Best Horror Stories: XX ed. Karl Edward Wagner (DAW 0-88677-526-4, Oct ’92 [Sep ’92], $5.50, 349pp, pb, cover by Jim Warren) Best-of-the-year horror anthology of 22 stories, with an introduction by the editor on the state of the horror field.

Amazon Barbara G. Walker (HarperSanFrancisco 0-06-250975-6, May ’92 [Jun ’92], $15.00, 178pp, hc, cover by Greg Spalenka) Feminist fantasy novel of a young Amazon warrior suddenly transported from pre-Christian Europe to contemporary America. A first novel.

The Secret Service Wendy Walker (Sun & Moon Press 1-55713-084-1, Oct ’92 [Sep ’92], $13.95, 459pp, tp) Literary novel with fantasy elements set in an alternate 18th century where the English Secret Service conducts surveillance when transformed into inanimate objects.

Fatal Outcome Patricia Wallace (Zebra 0-8217-3747-3, May ’92 [Apr ’92], $4.50, 382pp, pb) Medical thriller with sf elements. A mysterious new therapy for terminally ill patients effects miraculous cures but awakens deadly latent powers.

The Ghost of Soda Creek Ann Walsh (Beach Holme/Porcepic 0-88878-292-6, Feb ’92 [May ’92], $7.95, 170pp, tp, cover by Ron Lightburn) Reissue (Porcepic 1990) young-adult fantasy by a Canadian writer. Two teens try to help a little girl’s ghost; second printing. Available from Beach Holme, 4252 Commerce Circle, Victoria BC V8Z 4M2, Canada.

Your Time, My Time Ann Walsh (Beach Holme/Porcepic 0-88878-219-5, Jan ’91 [May ’92], $7.95, 156pp, tp, cover by Ron Lightburn) Reprint (Porcepic 1984) young-adult time-travel historical fantasy. A young girl finds a ring in a cemetery, and discovers it allows her to travel back in time, where she falls in love. Fifth printing. This is a 1991 book not seen until now. Available from Beach Holme, 4252 Commerce Circle, Victoria BC V8Z 4M2, Canada.

A Chance Child Jill Paton Walsh (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 0-374-41174-3, Apr ’91 [Mar ’92], $3.95, 185pp, tp, cover by Diana Zelvin) Reprint (Macmillan UK 1978) young-adult time-travel fantasy novel about a troubled modern boy who runs away and ends up in the mid-19th-century Industrial Revolution.

The Children of Lllyr Evangeline Walton (Macmillan Collier Nucleus 0-02-026474-7, May ’92 [Apr ’92], $9.00, 221pp, tp, cover by Alan Lee) [Mabinogion] Reprint (Ballantine 1971) fantasy novel, a retelling of the second branch of the “Mabinogion”.

The Song of Rhiannon Evangeline Walton (Macmillan/Collier Nucleus 0-02-026473-9, Sep ’92 [Oct ’92], $9.00, 208pp, tp, cover by Alan Lee) [Mabinogion] Reprint (Ballantine 1972) fantasy novel, part of a series of four based on the Welsh epic, The Mabinogion.

Forgotten Realms: Pools of Darkness James M. Ward & Anne K. Brown (TSR 1-56076-318-3, Feb ’92, $4.95, 313pp, tp, cover by Fred Fields) [Forgotten Realms] Fantasy novelization based on a computer game based on (and a sequel to) the book Pool of Radiance set in the world of the “Forgotten Realms” roleplaying game.

Talking to the Dead Sylvia Watanabe (Doubleday 0-385-41887-6, Aug ’92 [Jul ’92], $20.00, 127pp, hc, cover by Steven Rydberg) Collection of ten connected stories about the life of a young Hawaiian woman, some of which are fantasy.

The Embedding Ian Watson (Easton Press, Jul ’92, no price, 254pp, hc) Reprint (Gollancz 1973) sf novel, with an introduction by Pamela Sargent and artwork by Pat Morrissey. This special leatherbound gilt-edge edition is part of the “Masterpieces of Science Fiction” series and is available by subscription only.

Twentieth-Century Science Fiction Writers, Third Edition ed. Noelle Watson & Paul E. Schellinger (St. James Press 1-55862-111-3, Dec ’91 [Mar ’92], $125.00, 1016pp, hc) Reference book on sf writers with both biographical and bibliographical information. This is the update of the earlier (1981, 1986) editions edited by Curtis C. Smith. There are numerous errors, but it’s still one of the most valuable one-volume reference books in the field.

Crosstime Traffic Lawrence Watt-Evans (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-37395-2, Nov ’92 [Oct ’92], $3.99, 247pp, pb) Collection of 19 stories plus an autobiographical introduction.

The Rebirth of Wonder Lawrence Watt-Evans (Wildside Press 1-880448-05-X, May ’92, $35.00, 143pp, hc) Fantasy novel of a magical theatrical company. This is a 300-copy signed numbered limited edition. A 26-copy lettered edition (-06-8, $60.00) is also available. Order from The Wildside Press, 37 Fillmore St., Newark NJ 07105.

The Rebirth of Wonder Lawrence Watt-Evans (Tor 0-812-51406-8, Oct ’92 [Sep ’92], $3.99, 214pp, pb, cover by Pat Morrissey) Collection of two stories; the title story appeared as a separate limited edition with the same name from Wildside Press (1992).

Bootcamp 3000 ed. Charles G. Waugh & Martin H. Greenberg (Ace 0-441-53168-7, Sep ’92 [Aug ’92], $4.99, 273pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) Anthology of seven military sf stories, with an introduction by Gordon R. Dickson.

Yankee Witches: 15 Short Stories of Horror and Humor ed. Charles G. Waugh, Martin H. Greenberg & Frank D. McSherry, Jr. (Yankee Books 0-912769-32-7, Sep ’92, $12.95, 315pp, tp) Reprint (Lance Tapley 1988) anthology of 15 comic horror stories about witches in New England, with an introduction by McSherry.

Kiss of the Vampire Lee Weathersby (Zebra 0-8217-3693-0, Mar ’92 [Feb ’92], $4.50, 447pp, pb) Horror novel of two vampire brothers who battle over the inhabitants of a small Florida town.

Path of the Fury David Weber (Baen 0-671-72147-X, Dec ’92 [Nov ’92], $4.99, 421pp, pb, cover by Paul Alexander) Sf novel of a female ex-commando leader who turns pirate-hunter when the Imperial government can’t capture the men who destroyed her home world.

Crusade David Weber & Steve White (Baen 0-671-72111-9, Mar ’92 [Feb ’92], $4.99, 426pp, pb, cover by Paul Alexander) Sf novel of an ancient spaceship appearing in the midst of an uneasy galactic peace to start a new war.

The Dead Man’s Kiss Robert Weinberg (Pocket 0-671-73269-2, Nov ’92 [Oct ’92], $4.99, 248pp, pb, cover by David Fishman) Horror novel. The spirit of an ancient Egyptian priest uses a modern white supremacist to plan a massive blood sacrifice.

Weird Vampire Tales ed. Robert Weinberg, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz & Martin H. Greenberg (Gramercy 0-517-06018-3, Aug ’92 [Sep ’92], $9.95, 442pp, hc, cover by Harold de Lay) Anthology of 30 vampire stories that originally appeared in the pulps, with an introduction by Dziemianowicz. This is an instant remainder edition.

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