The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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After the Bomb Gloria D. Miklowitz (Scholastic/Point 0-590-33287-2, Jun ’85 [Sep ’85], $2.25, 156pp, pb) [After the Bomb] Young-adult post-holocaust sf novel.

The Cybernetic Samurai Victor Milan (Arbor House 0-87795-642-1, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $15.95, 300pp, hc) [Cybernetic Samurai] Sf novel. Complex, careful treatment of both Japanese and computer themes doesn’t save this novel from the problems of predictability and unsuccessful characterization. (DLN)

The Skook J. P. Miller (Warner 0-446-32861-8, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $3.95, 307pp, pb) Reprint (Warner 1984) allegorical fantasy novel.

Snail Richard Miller (Holt/Owl 0-03-063309-5, Oct ’85 [Nov ’85], $7.95, 294pp, pb) Reprint (Holt, Rinehart & Winston 1984) allegorical fantasy novel (one of whose characters is Kilgore Trout).

Beyond Armageddon ed. Walter M. Miller, Jr. & Martin H. Greenberg (Donald I. Fine 0-917657-55-1, Oct ’85, $18.95, 387pp, hc) Anthology of 21 post-holocaust sf stories, with an introduction by Miller.

The Threshold Marlys Millhiser (Putnam 0-399-13012-8, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $16.95, 334pp, hc) Novel of time travel and the supernatural, mixed with Colorado history.

Robotics ed. Marvin Minsky (Doubleday/Anchor 0-385-19414-5, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $19.95, 317pp, hc) Non-fiction, a group of essays on robots in fact and fiction; it includes an essay by Robert Sheckley. I opened the book to an essay by T.A. Heppenheimer and found several wrong details in his citing of Asimov stories — either poor scholarship or sloppy proofreading. (CNB)

After the Flames ed. Elizabeth Mitchell (Baen 0-671-55998-2, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $2.95, 277pp, pb) Anthology of three novellas set after the Holocaust. Each is in “slightly different form” than as originally published. “Alien Stars” Vol. II.

Alien Stars ed. Elizabeth Mitchell (Baen 0-671-55934-6, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $2.95, 254pp, pb) Anthology of three original novellas.

Travel Light Naomi Mitchison (Virago Modern Classics 0-86068-562-4, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $7.95/-L2.95, 147pp, pb) Reprint (Faber & Faber 1952) historical fantasy novel, available in the U.S. as an import.

The Hammer of Darkness L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Avon 0-380-89798-9, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $2.95, 343pp, pb) Sf novel.

Blood and Dreams Richard Monaco (Berkley 0-425-08024-2, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $2.95, 230pp, pb) [Parsival] Fantasy novel, fourth in the “Parsival” series; a surreal retelling of the legends.

Broken Stone Richard Monaco (Ace 0-441-08134-7, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $2.95, 230pp, pb) [Runes] Fantasy novel, the sequel to Runes.

Journey to the Flame Richard Monaco (Bantam Spectra 0-553-25373-5, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $3.50, 260pp, pb) [She] Fantasy adventure novel, a sort of sequel to She with Haggard and Kipling as minor characters.

The Champion of Garathorm Michael Moorcock (Berkley 0-425-07646-6, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $2.75, 159pp, pb) [Count Brass] Reprint (Mayflower 1973) fantasy novel. “Chronicles of Count Brass” II.

The Chronicles of Castle Brass Michael Moorcock (Granada 0-246-12714-7, Sep ’85 [Jul ’85], £9.95, 150+138+144pp, hc) [Count Brass] Omnibus edition of three fantasy novels of Dorian Hawkmoon, sequel to “The History of the Runestaff”.

Count Brass Michael Moorcock (Berkley 0-425-07514-1, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $2.75, 147pp, pb) [Count Brass] Reprint (Mayflower 1973) fantasy novel. “The First Book of the Chronicles of Count Brass” and also Book 5 in the “Dorian Hawkmoon” series.

Elric at the End of Time Michael Moorcock (DAW 0-88677-040-8, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $2.95, 221pp, pb) [Elric] Reprint (NEL 1984) collection of odds and ends including three “Elric” pieces. Not “the seventh Elric novel,” despite the cover copy.

The Ice Schooner Michael Moorcock (Harrap 0-245-54284-1, 1985 [Oct ’85], £8.95, 237pp, hc) Reprint (Sphere 1969) sf novel, a re-revision of the revised 1977 Harper & Row edition. It becomes the definitive edition until the next revision.

The Jewel in the Skull Michael Moorcock (DAW 0-88677-043-2, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $2.75, 176pp, pb) [Runestaff] Reissue (DAW 1977) revised fantasy novel, “Runestaff” #1. First published by Lancer in 1968. 7th DAW printing.

The Laughter of Carthage Michael Moorcock (Random House 0-394-52997-9, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $17.95 FPT, 561pp, hc) [Pyat] Reprint (Secker & Warburg 1984), first U.S. edition. A picaresque mainstream novel, sequel to Byzantium Endures. Some of Moorcock’s sf characters show up in this one too. The text varies somewhat from the British edition.

The Mad God’s Amulet Michael Moorcock (Grafton 0-583-11385-0, 1985, £1.95, 142pp, pb) [Runestaff] Reprint (Lancer 1968 as Sorcerer’s Amulet) fantasy novel, #2 in the “Runestaff” series.

The Mad God’s Amulet Michael Moorcock (DAW 0-88677-044-0, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $2.75, 160pp, pb) [Runestaff] Reissue (DAW 1977) fantasy novel, “Runestaff” #2. Revised from Sorcerer’s Amulet (Lancer 1968). 5th DAW printing.

The Quest for Tanelorn Michael Moorcock (Berkley 0-425-07707-1, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $2.75, 155pp, pb) [Count Brass] Reprint (Mayflower 1975) fantasy novel, “Chronicles of Castle Brass” III; also part of the “Dorian Hawkmoon” and “Erekose” groups.

The Runestaff Michael Moorcock (DAW 0-88677-046-7, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $2.75, 158pp, pb) [Runestaff] Reissue (DAW 1977) fantasy novel, “Runestaff” #4 (conclusion of the series). Revised from The Secret of the Runestaff (Lancer 1969). 6th DAW printing.

The Silver Warriors Michael Moorcock (Berkley 0-425-08078-1, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $2.95, 220pp, pb) [John Daker] Reprint (Mayflower 1970 as Phoenix in Obsidian) fantasy novel of The Eternal Champion.

The Sword of the Dawn Michael Moorcock (DAW 0-88677-045-9, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $2.75, 173pp, pb) [Runestaff] Reissue (DAW 1977) fantasy novel, “Runestaff” #3. Revised from the 1968 Lancer edition. 6th DAW printing.

The War Hound and the World’s Pain Michael Moorcock (Pocket 0-671-60409-0, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $2.95, 207pp, pb) [Von Bek] Reissue (Simon & Schuster/Timescape 1981) fantasy novel. Second printing. Highly recommended. (CNB)

Greener Than You Think Ward Moore (Crown 0-517-55866-1, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $9.95, 322pp, hc) Reprint (Sloane 1947) sf novel, with a new introduction by George Zebrowski.

Kingsbane John Morressy (Ace 0-441-44575-6, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $2.75, 255pp, pb) [Iron Angel] Reprint (Playboy 1982) fantasy novel, “The Iron Angel” #3.

The Time of the Annihilator John Morressy (Ace 0-441-81191-4, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $2.95, 217pp, pb) [Iron Angel] Fantasy novel, fourth in the Ironbrand trilogy.

Beyond Sanctuary Janet Morris (Baen 0-671-55957-5, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $15.95, 312pp, hc) [Thieves’ World; Tempus] Fantasy novel set in the “Thieves’ World” universe.

Beyond Sanctuary Janet Morris (SFBC #03843, Dec ’85, $5.50, 247pp, hc) [Thieves’ World; Tempus] Reprint (Baen 1985) fantasy novel set in the “Thieves’ World” universe.

Beyond the Veil Janet Morris (Baen 0-671-55984-2, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $15.95, 314pp, hc) [Thieves’ World; Tempus] Fantasy novel, second in the trilogy featuring Tempus, Morris’ character from “Thieves’ World”.

The Carnelian Throne Janet Morris (Baen 0-671-55936-2, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $2.95, 310pp, pb) [Silistra] Reprint (Bantam 1979) sf novel. “Silistra” #4.

Wind from the Abyss Janet Morris (Baen 0-671-55932-X, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $2.95, 369pp, pb) [Silistra] Reprint (Bantam 1978) sf novel, Book 3 of the “Silistra” series.

Active Measures Janet Morris & David Drake (Baen 0-671-55945-1, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $3.95, 365pp, pb) Near-future spy adventure novel. There’s a $10,000 prize offered for the best answer to 7 questions. Unfortunately, you have to pay 50 cents to enter and have to use the official form only, which is part of the book....

The 40-Minute War Janet & Chris Morris (Baen 0-671-55986-9, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $3.50, 281pp, pb) Reprint (Baen 1984) near-future sf novel. Washington is destroyed by a nuclear terrorist attack.

Afterwar ed. Janet Morris (Baen 0-671-55967-2, Jun ’85, $2.95, 284pp, pb) Original anthology of 12 stories set after a nuclear holocaust.

With Magical Horses to Ride Winifred Morris (Atheneum 0-689-31108-7, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $11.95, 152pp, hc) Juvenile fantasy novel.

The Continent of Lies James Morrow (Gollancz 0-575-03659-1, Jun ’85 [May ’85], £9.95, 274pp, hc) Reprint (Holt, Rinehart 1984) sf novel. First British edition.

The Continent of Lies James Morrow (Baen 0-671-55969-9, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $2.95, 281pp, pb) Reprint (Holt, Rinehart 1984) sf novel.

A. Merritt: Reflections in the Moon Pool ed. Sam Moskowitz (Oswald Train, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $20.00, 399pp, hc) Collection of Merritt marginalia. Includes poems, letters, stories, and fragments, plus a long biographical introduction by Moskowitz and 16 pages of photos. [Abraham Merritt]

Ghostbusters: The Supernatural Spectacular Richard Mueller (Tor 0-812-58598-4, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $2.95, 251pp, pb) Novelization based on the movie screenplay by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.

The Wandering Unicorn Manuel Mujica Lainez (SFBC #3734, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $7.98, 322pp, hc) Reprint (Lester & Orpen Dennys 1982) fantasy novel. World Fantasy Award finalist.

The Wandering Unicorn Manuel Mujica Lainez (Berkley 0-425-08386-1, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $2.95, 320pp, pb) Reprint (Lester & Orpen Dennys 1982) fantasy novel. Translated from the Spanish by Mary Fitton. A 1965 Argentinian book with an introduction by Jorge Luis Borges. It was a nominee for the World Fantasy Award.

King, of the Khyber Rifles Talbot Mundy (Critic’s Choice 0-931773-14-8, 1985 [Oct ’85], $2.95, 395pp, pb) Reprint (Bobbs-Merrill 1916) fantasy novel. This is the mass market edition of the Carroll & Graff edition issued earlier. It’s identical except for the publisher, ISBN and price.

King, of the Khyber Rifles Talbot Mundy (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-169-2, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $3.95, 395pp, pb) Reprint (Bobbs-Merrill 1916) fantasy adventure novel. The most famous of Mundy’s novels. Highly recommended. (CNB) The awful cover, left over from The Charge of the Light Brigade, has nothing to do with the book.

Landscape with Landscape Gerald Murnane (Norstrilia 0-909106-15-0, 1985 [Sep ’85], A$17.00, 267pp, hc) Collection of six loosely connected stories, some with elements of surreal fantasy.

The Plains Gerald Murnane (George Braziller 0-8076-1123-9, Aug ’85 [Sep ’85], $12.95, 126pp, hc) Reprint (Norstrilia 1982) short novel of an alternate Australia; first U.S. edition.

Nightpool Shirley Rousseau Murphy (Harper & Row 0-06-024360-0, Sep ’85, $11.95, 250pp, hc) [Dragonbards] Young-adult fantasy novel, first in a trilogy.

The Harp and the Blade John Myers Myers (Ace 0-441-31750-2, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $2.75, 230pp, pb) Reprint (Dutton 1941) quasi-fantasy novel. There’s a druid and a curse, but basically this is a fine Celtic historical novel set in the 10th century. Recommended. (CNB)

Silverlock John Myers Myers (Ace 0-441-76674-9, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $3.95, 516pp, pb) [Silverlock] Reissue (Dutton 1949) fantasy novel. 9th Ace printing. One of the classics of modern fantasy literature. Highly recommended. (CNB)

Timequest Ray Faraday Nelson (Tor 0-812-54650-4, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $2.95, 286pp, pb) Sf novel, extensively rewritten version of Blake’s Progress (Laser 1975), featuring the adventures of William Blake and his wife Catherine in strange times and dimensions.

The N.E.S.F.A. Index to the Science Fiction Magazines and Original Anthologies 1983 NESFA Press (NESFA Press 0-915368-23-4, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $5.00, 68pp, pb) Non-fiction, bibliography of the 1983 short fiction field. It’s a year later than the Twaci version but covers more. Although it covers British anthologies, for some reason it does not list Interzone. Still useful for the anthology listings.

Guinevere Evermore Sharan Newman (St. Martin’s 0-312-35322-7, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $15.95, 277pp, hc) [Guinevere] Arthurian fantasy novel, conclusion of the “Guinevere” trilogy.

The World of Fantastic Films: An Illustrated Survey Peter Nicholls (Dodd Mead 0-396-08381-1, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $22.95, 224pp, hc) Reprint (D.S. Colour 1983), first U.S. edition. Illustrated study of sf/fantasy films, with emphasis on movies made from 1968 to the 80s. Illustrated in color and black & white.

The World of Fantastic Films: An Illustrated Survey Peter Nicholls (Dodd Mead 0-396-08382-X, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $14.95, 224pp, pb) Paperback edition of the above.

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