The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Northern Exposure: Letters from Cicely Ellis Weiner (Pocket 0-671-77735-1, May ’92, $10.00, 218pp, tp) Epistolary novelization based on the TV series. Cicely is in the grip of a mysterious phenomenon that prevents the entire town from sleeping for three months.

Fire Sea Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Bantam Spectra 0-553-29541-1, Mar ’92 [Feb ’92], $5.99, 410pp, pb, cover by Keith Parkinson) [Death Gate Cycle] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1991) fantasy novel, third book of “The Death Gate Cycle”.

Serpent Mage Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Bantam Spectra 0-553-08310-4, Apr ’92 [Mar ’92], $20.00, 407pp, hc, cover by Keith Parkinson) [Death Gate Cycle] Fantasy novel, fourth book of the “Death Gate Cycle”.

Serpent Mage Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (SFBC #19727, May ’92 [Aug ’92], $9.98, 407pp, hc, cover by Keith Parkinson) [Death Gate Cycle] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1992) fantasy novel, fourth book of the “Death Gate Cycle”. Similar to the Bantam Spectra edition except it lacks an ISBN and price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Shadowrun: Into the Shadows ed. Jordan K. Weisman (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45189-9, Oct ’92 [Sep ’92], $4.99, 296pp, pb, cover by Keith Birdsong) [Shadowrun] Reprint (FASA 1990) original anthology of nine stories based on the “Shadowrun” game. This edition replaces “Into the Shadows” by Robert Charrette with “A Plague of Demons” by Tom Dowd and adds a slang glossary.

The Poof Point Ellen Weiss & Mel Friedman (Knopf 0-679-83257-2, Nov ’92 [Oct ’92], $14.00, 166pp, hc, cover by Mark Buehner) [Tiny Parents] Young-adult sf novel of two kids who try to save their inventor parents when their time machine backfires and they’re getting progressively younger. Sequel to Tiny Parents.

The Godwars Book 1: Forbidden Magic Angus Wells (Bantam Spectra 0-553-29128-9, May ’92 [Apr ’92], $4.99, 472pp, pb, cover by Kevin Tweddell) [Godwars] Fantasy novel of an evil wizard’s plan to unleash a mad god on the world. First book of the “Godwars” series. First American edition (Orbit 1991).

The Godwars Book 2: Dark Magic Angus Wells (Bantam Spectra 0-553-29129-7, Nov ’92 [Oct ’92], $5.50, 519pp, pb, cover by Kevin Tweddell) [Godwars] Fantasy novel, second book of the “Godwars” series. An evil necromancer plans to loose two mad lesser deities on the world, and only an exiled prince can stop him.

Children of the Earth Catherine Wells (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-37463-0, Oct ’92 [Sep ’92], $4.99, 393pp, pb, cover by Richard Hescox) [Children of Earth] Post-holocaust Native American sf novel, sequel to The Earth is All That Lasts.

The Invisible Man H. G. Wells (Dover 0-486-27071-8, Feb ’92, $1.00, 110pp, tp, cover by Paul E. Kennedy) Reprint (Pearson 1897 as The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance) classic sf novella. A Dover Thrift edition.

The Invisible Man H. G. Wells (Tor 0-812-50467-4, Sep ’92, $2.50, 178pp, pb, cover by Tim Jacobus) Reprint (Pearson 1897 as The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance) classic sf short novel, with a foreword and afterword by Gregory Benford.

The Time Machine H. G. Wells (Tor 0-812-50504-2, Dec ’92 [Nov ’92], $2.50, 125pp, pb) [Time Machine] Reprint (Heinemann 1895) sf novel, with a biographical note, an introduction, and an afterword by James Gunn from the 1986 Aerie Books edition.

AfterShocks Jess Wells (Third Side Press 1-879427-08-7, Jun ’92 [Jul ’92], $9.95, 227pp, tp, cover by Brian Clark) Lesbian near-future novel about life in San Francisco after the Big One.

Humans Donald E. Westlake (Warner/Mysterious Press 0-89296-468-5, Feb ’92 [Jan ’92], $18.95, 355pp, hc, cover by Wilson McLean) Fantasy novel of an angel sent by God to bring about Armageddon.

Sweet Forever Becky Lee Weyrich (Pinnacle 1-55817-604-7, May ’92 [Aug ’92], $4.99, 384pp, pb) Ghost/time-travel romance. Turn-of-the-century girl Julianna Doran experiments with a Ouija board and calls up the spirit of a 17th-century sea captain and is determined to solve the mystery of his death.

Deathwalker Patrick Whalen (Pocket 0-671-74636-7, Sep ’92 [Aug ’92], $4.99, 284pp, pb, cover by Jim Warren) Horror novel of a creature who uses dead tourists to invade a town.

The Genocidal Healer James White (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-37109-7, Feb ’92 [Jan ’92], $4.99, 219pp, pb, cover by Bruce Jensen) [Sector General] Sf novel of a surgeon who accidentally kills most of the population of a planet, and becomes an alien psychologist to atone. Part of the “Sector General” series.

The Genocidal Healer James White (SFBC #19557, Mar ’92, $6.98, 319pp, hc, cover by Bruce Jensen) [Sector General] Reprint (Del Rey 1992) sf novel of a surgeon who accidentally kills most of the population of a planet, and becomes an alien psychologist to atone. Part of the “Sector General” series. The SFBC number is on the back jacket; the spine says Del Rey. First hardcover edition.

Whistling Past the Churchyard: Strange Tales from a Superstitious Welshman Jon Manchip White (Atlantic Monthly Press 0-87113-487-X, Oct ’92, $21.00, 227pp, hc, cover by Max Klinger) Original collection of 17 ghost stories set in Wales.

Moon of the Wolf/Progeny of the Adder Les Whitten (Leisure 0-8439-3295-3, Aug ’92 [Jul ’92], $4.99, 188/189pp, pb) Omnibus of two horror novels, Moon of the Wolf (Doubleday 1967) and Progeny of the Adder (Doubleday 1965).

June 29, 1999 David Wiesner (Clarion Books 0-395-59762-5, Oct ’92, $15.95, unpaginated, hc, cover by David Wiesner) Children’s picture book by last year’s Caldecott winner, an sf tale of an invasion by giant vegetables. Beautiful artwork with some haunting and hilarious images. Recommended (SW).

John Dollar Marianne Wiggins (HarperPerennial 0-06-091655-9, Jun ’92 [May ’92], $10.00, 214pp, tp, cover by Paul Davis) Reissue (Harper & Row 1989) associational literary horror novel; second printing.

The Wives’ Tale Alix Wilber (Dell Laurel 0-440-50485-6, Jul ’92 [Jun ’92], $10.00, 351pp, tp, cover by Julie Scott) Reprint (Norton 1991) literary fantasy novel about the strange Dufore family of the hamlet of Esperance, Vermont, who must cope with unusual problems; spontaneous combustion, decades-long insomnia, second sight, and transformations into trout.

And the Angels Sing Kate Wilhelm (St. Martin’s 0-312-06898-0, Feb ’92 [Jan ’92], $19.95, 260pp, hc, cover by Morgan Pickard) Collection of 12 stories, one original. Most are sf or fantasy. Recommended (SW).

Death Qualified Kate Wilhelm (Fawcett Crest 0-449-22155-5, Jul ’92 [Jun ’92], $5.99, 438pp, pb) [Barbara Holloway] Reprint (St. Martin’s 1991) mystery/sf novel blending mystery, courtroom drama, and chaos theory. The original subtitle, “A Mystery of Chaos”, appears only on the title page.

Naming the Flowers Kate Wilhelm (Pulphouse/Axolotl 1-56146-122-9, Jun ’92 [Jul ’92], $10.00, 86pp, tp, cover by Donna Gordon) Fantasy novella of a publisher who becomes embroiled in the search for a missing little girl that takes some very strange twists. This trade paperback edition is limited to 525 copies. A 300-copy hardcover edition ($35.00) and a 75-copy deluxe leatherbound limited edition ($60.00) are also available. All states are signed. Order from Pulphouse Publishing, Box 1227, Eugene OR 97440.

Seven Kinds of Death Kate Wilhelm (St. Martin’s 0-312-08290-8, Oct ’92 [Sep ’92], $18.95, 249pp, hc, cover by Paul Cozzolino) [Charlie Meiklejohn; Constance Leidl] Associational mystery novel, the fifth featuring Charlie Meiklejohn and Constance Liedl, who investigate the murder of an editor at a Maryland artists’ colony. Some of the books in the series (but not this one) are sf or fantasy.

Beauty and the Beast Nancy Willard (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 0-15-206052-9, Oct ’92, $19.95, 69pp, hc, cover by Barry Moser) [Beauty and the Beast] A retelling of the classic fairy tale set in New York City during the Victorian era, with illustrations by Barry Moser.

Firebrat Nancy Willard (Bantam Skylark 0-553-15985-2, May ’92 [Apr ’92], $3.50, 120pp, tp, cover by David Weisner) Reprint (Knopf 1988) children’s fantasy novel about two children who discover the entrance to another world in an abandoned Manhattan subway station. Illustrations by David Weisner.

Angel on My Shoulder Ann Williams (Silhouette 0-373-07408-5, Nov ’91 [Apr ’92], $3.29, 250pp, pb) Fantasy romance of an an angel named Cassandra who comes to Earth and falls in love with a human. A “Silhouette Intimate Moments” romance. A 1991 book not seen until now.

DragonLance: The Oath and the Measure Michael Williams (TSR 1-56076-336-1, May ’92 [Apr ’92], $4.95, 311pp, tp, cover by Clyde Caldwell) [DragonLance: Meetings] Fantasy novelization based on the “DragonLance” game, fourth book of “The Meetings Sextet”.

From Thief to King: The Balance of Power Michael Williams (Warner Questar 0-446-36244-1, Dec ’92 [Nov ’92], $4.99, 292pp, pb, cover by Edwin Herder) [From Thief to King] Fantasy novel, third book of the “From Thief to King” series.

The Silver Tree Ruth L. Williams (HarperCollins 0-06-020296-3, Jun ’92 [May ’92], $14.00, 213pp, hc, cover by Eric Peterson) Young-adult time-travel fantasy about a girl who makes an unfortunate wish in the presence of a magic dollhouse.

Why I Left Harry’s All Night Hamburgers and Other Stories ed. Sheila Williams & Charles Ardai (Dell Laurel-Leaf 0-440-21394-0, Dec ’92 [Nov ’92], $3.99, 285pp, pb, cover by Joel Iskowitz) Reprint (Delacorte 1990) anthology of 12 sf stories, with an introduction by Ardai.

When Darkness Falls Sidney Williams (Zebra/Pinnacle 1-55817-621-7, Jul ’92 [Aug ’92], $4.50, 384pp, pb) Horror novel of werewolves preying on a small Louisiana town.

Child of an Ancient City Tad Williams & Nina Kiriki Hoffman (Macmillan Atheneum 0-689-31577-5, Nov ’92 [Oct ’92], $14.95, 137pp, hc, cover by Greg Hildebrandt) Young-adult fantasy novel, with illustrations by Greg Hildebrandt. An Arabian Nights-style story of a merchant’s son traveling with a caravan whose members fall victim to a vampire. This is part of the “Dragonflight” series packaged by Byron Preiss Visual Publications.

Aristoi Walter Jon Williams (Tor 0-312-85172-3, Sep ’92 [Aug ’92], $22.95, 448pp, hc, cover by Jim Burns) Far-future sf novel set in a universe where a benevolent ruling class controls technology. Recommended (FCM).

Aristoi Walter Jon Williams (SFBC #03502, Dec ’92 [Nov ’92], $10.98, 448pp, hc, cover by Jim Burns) Reprint (Tor 1992) far-future sf novel set in a universe where a benevolent ruling class controls technology. Similar to the Tor edition except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on he back jacket next to the ISBN.

Voice of the Whirlwind Walter Jon Williams (Tor 0-812-51924-8, Mar ’92 [Feb ’92], $3.99, 278pp, pb, cover by Royo) [Hardwired] Reissue (Tor 1987) sf novel; third printing.

The Monastery J. N. Williamson (Zebra 0-8217-3797-X, Jul ’92, $4.99, 351pp, pb) Horror novel. A stranded family is given refuge in a monastery haunted by a monstrous evil.

Beachhead Jack Williamson (Tor 0-312-85154-5, Aug ’92 [Jul ’92], $21.95, 368pp, hc, cover by Ron Miller) Sf novel of man’s first attempt to colonize Mars, with an introduction by Arthur C. Clarke.

Distress Call Connie Willis (Roadkill Press, Dec ’91 [May ’92], $5.00, 30pp, ph, cover by Timothy Standish) Fantasy short story plus an essay, “On Ghost Stories”. This is a signed 300-copy edition. This is a 1991 pamphlet not seen until now. Available from Roadkill Press, Little Bookshop of Horrors, 10380 Ralston Rd., Arvada CO 80004. Include $1.00 for postage.

Doomsday Book Connie Willis (Bantam Spectra 0-553-35167-2, Jul ’92 [Jun ’92], $10.00, 445pp, tp, cover by Tim Jacobus) Time-travel sf novel set in 14th-century and 21st-century Oxford. Recommended (CNB). A hardcover edition (-08131-4, $22.00) is also available.

Doomsday Book Connie Willis (SFBC #01435, Sep ’92 [Aug ’92], $12.98, 445pp, hc, cover by Tim Jacobus) Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1992) time-travel sf novel set in 14th-century and 21st-century Oxford. Similar to the Bantam Spectra edition except it lacks an ISBN and price and the SFBC number is on the back jacket.

Lincoln’s Dreams Connie Willis (Bantam Spectra 0-553-27025-7, Jul ’92 [Jun ’92], $4.99, 228pp, pb, cover by Jean-François Podevin) Reissue (Bantam Spectra 1987) fantasy novel, with a new foreword by the author. Second printing.

The Stolen River Paul J. Willis (Crossway Books 0-89107-671-9, Jul ’92 [Aug ’92], $8.95, 190pp, tp, cover by Britt Taylor Collins) [No Clock in the Forest] Young-adult Christian fantasy novel, sequel to No Clock in the Forest.

The Barrens F. Paul Wilson (Wildside Press, Jan ’92, $35.00, 102pp, hc) Lovecraftian horror novella that originally appeared in Lovecraft’s Legacy, with an introduction by the author. This is a 250-copy signed numbered limited edition, bound in white. There is also a 26-copy lettered edition bound in red ($75.00). Available from The Wildside Press, 37 Fillmore St., Newark NJ 07105.

The LaNague Chronicles F. Paul Wilson (Baen 0-671-72139-9, Oct ’92 [Sep ’92], $5.99, 649pp, pb, cover by Ken Kelly) [LaNague] Omnibus collection of three “LaNague” books, An Enemy of the State (Doubleday 1980), Healer (Doubleday 1976), and Wheels Within Wheels (Doubleday 1976), with Healer broken up to fit chronologically in order. There is a new introduction plus a LaNague chronology.

Nightworld F. Paul Wilson (Dark Harvest 0-913165-71-9, Sep ’92 [Aug ’92], $21.95, 328pp, hc, cover by Ivan Skoric) [Adversary] Horror novel, third book of the follow-up trilogy to The Keep. First American edition (NEL 1992). Order from Dark Harvest, PO Box 941, Arlington Heights IL 60005.

Reprisal F. Paul Wilson (Jove 0-515-10589-9, Mar ’92 [Feb ’92], $4.99, 323pp, pb) [Adversary] Reprint (Dark Harvest 1991) horror novel of a young college student who harbors the power within him to rule the world, second book of a series loosely connected to his bestselling horror novel, The Keep.

Freak Show ed. F. Paul Wilson (Pocket 0-671-69574-6, Sep ’92 [Aug ’92], $5.50, 367pp, pb, cover by Jeff K. Potter) Original shared-world anthology of 19 horror stories featuring a travelling circus. The stories build on each other and are supposed to be read sequentially.

Reality Is What You Can Get Away With Robert Anton Wilson (Dell 0-440-50332-9, May ’92 [Apr ’92], $13.00, 148pp, tp) Humorous sf novel in the form of an illustrated screenplay discovered in the far-future ruins of Beverly Hills, commented on by more advanced humans.

A Bridge of Years Robert Charles Wilson (Bantam Spectra 0-553-29892-5, Oct ’92 [Sep ’92], $4.99, 333pp, pb, cover by Wil Cormier) Reprint (Doubleday Foundation 1991) time-travel sf novel.

The Harvest Robert Charles Wilson (Bantam Spectra 0-553-37110-X, Jan ’93 [Dec ’92], $12.00, 394pp, tp, cover by Pamela Lee) Sf novel of men who refuse an alien offer to transform themselves into something more (or less) than human and live forever. A hardcover edition (-37110-X, $23.00) is also available.

Borderland ed. Terri Windling & Mark Arnold (Tor 0-812-52261-3, Dec ’92 [Nov ’92], $4.99, 244pp, pb, cover by Thomas Canty) [Borderland] Reprint (Signet 1986) original anthology of four stories in the “Borderland” shared-world series.

Chung Kuo III: The White Mountain David Wingrove (Dell 0-440-21356-8, Nov ’92 [Oct ’92], $5.99, 594pp, pb) [Chung Kuo] Reprint (NEL 1991) sf novel, third book of an epic-length political saga set in a Chinese-dominated future.

Singin’ the Sun Up Ocala Wings (Mother Courage Press 0-941300-20-X, Aug ’91 [Jun ’92], $8.95, 221pp, tp) Lesbian fantasy about a young Southern woman coming to terms with herself and learning that she has the power to mind-meld with animals. This is a 1991 book not seen until now.

Castle of Days Gene Wolfe (Tor 0-312-85209-6, Dec ’92 [Nov ’92], $22.95, 447pp, hc, cover by Richard Bober) Collection/omnibus, including the fiction collection Gene Wolfe’s Book of Days (Doubleday 1981), the non-fiction collection The Castle of the Otter (Ziesing 1982), and “Castle of Days”, a new non-fiction collection of articles on writing, writers, and books.

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