The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Forever King Molly Cochran & Warren Murphy (Tor 0-812-51716-4, Mar ’93 [Feb ’93], $5.99, 402pp, pb, cover by Joe DeVito) [Forever King] Reprint (Tor 1992) contemporary Arthurian fantasy novel of an ex-FBI agent on a quest for the Holy Grail.

Spock, Messiah! Theodore R. Cogswell & Charles A. Spano, Jr. (Bantam 0-553-24674-7, Oct ’93 [Sep ’93], $4.99, 182pp, pb, cover by Kazuhiko Sano) [Star Trek] Reissue (Bantam 1976) Star Trek novelization; sixth printing.

PITFCS: Proceedings of the Institute for Twenty-First Century Studies ed. Theodore R. Cogswell (Advent:Publishers 0-911682-30-9, Mar ’93, $50.00, 374pp, hc) Non-fiction, a collection reprinting every issue of Theodore R. Cogswell’s fanzine Proceedings of the Institute for Twenty-First Century Studies, which includes letters and essays from Asimov, Ellison, Vonnegut, Clarke, Blish, Budrys, etc. A valuable publication documenting the sf publishing field in the early sixties. Order from Advent: Publishers, Inc., PO Box A3228, Chicago IL 60690.

The Man in the Window Jon Cohen (Warner 0-446-36402-9, Feb ’93 [Jan ’93], $5.99, 246pp, pb, cover by David Tamura) Reprint (Warner 1992) literary fantasy novel of a love affair between two misfits set in a town where magic can happen and often does.

Blood Red Angel Adrian Cole (AvoNova 0-380-76889-5, Nov ’93 [Oct ’93], $4.99, 377pp, pb, cover by Duane O’Meyers) Fantasy novel of a downtrodden mankind ruled by a brutal Provider and his guardian angels.

Star Requiem Book 3: Warlord of Heaven Adrian Cole (AvoNova 0-380-76769-4, Apr ’93 [Mar ’93], $4.99, 356pp, pb, cover by Lee Gibbons) [Star Requiem] Fantasy novel, third book of the “Star Requiem” series. First American edition (Unwin 1990).

Star Requiem Book 4: Labyrinth of Worlds Adrian Cole (AvoNova 0-380-76770-8, Jul ’93 [Jun ’93], $4.99, 341pp, pb) [Star Requiem] Fantasy novel, fourth book in the “Star Requiem” series. First American edition (Unwin 1990).

Empire’s End Allan Cole & Chris Bunch (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-37696-X, Mar ’93 [Feb ’93], $4.99, 441pp, pb, cover by Bruce Jensen) [Sten] Far-future sf adventure novel, eighth and probably final book of the “Sten” series.

The Far Kingdoms Allan Cole & Chris Bunch (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-38055-X, Sep ’93 [Aug ’93], $20.00, 409pp, hc, cover by Gnemo) [Anteros] Fantasy novel of a young trader on a traditional coming-of-age journey who falls in with a soldier-magician and his search for the legendary Far Kingdoms. Recommended (SW).

Sister of the Sun Clare Coleman (Jove 0-515-11186-4, Sep ’93 [Aug ’93], $4.99, 328pp, pb) [Daughter of the Reef] Associational historical novel, second book of a series set in the ancient Pacific. Coleman is a pseudonym for sf writers Clare Bell and M. Coleman Easton.

Her Monster Jeff Collignon (Soho Press 1-56947-001-4, Sep ’93 [Oct ’93], $10.00, 228pp, tp, cover by Gina Volpe) Reprint (Soho 1992) associational literary novel modeled on the “Beauty and the Beast” legend with disfigured hermitlike sf writer and a beautiful girl, entwined with the adventures of his fictional post-holocaust hero. These are the 1992 hardcover pages with a paperback cover.

J.R.R. Tolkien: Master of Fantasy David R. Collins (Lerner 0-8225-4906-9, Dec ’92 [Aug ’93], $21.50, 112pp, hc, cover by William Heagy) Young-adult non-fiction biography of Tolkien with illustrations by William Heagy. A trade paperback edition (-9618-0, $7.95) is also available. [J. R. R. Tolkien]

Mutagenesis Helen Collins (Tor 0-312-85387-4, Feb ’93 [Jan ’93], $22.95, 349pp, hc, cover by Nicholas Jainschigg) Sf novel of a female microbiologist on a ship visiting a long-abandoned star colony, who defies the religious patriarchy intolerant of women. A first novel.

Mutagenesis Helen Collins (Tor 0-812-52163-3, Jan ’94 [Dec ’93], $4.99, 309pp, pb, cover by Nicholas Jainschigg) Reprint (Tor 1993) sf novel of a female microbiologist on a ship visiting a long-abandoned star colony, who defies the religious partiarchy intolerant of women.

I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem Maryse Conde (Ballantine One World 0-345-38420-2, Jan ’94 [Dec ’93], $10.00, 225pp, tp, cover by Walter Rane) Reprint (University of Virginia 1992) historical novel with fantasy elements about the Salem Witch Trials, told from the viewpoint of the slave Tituba, who really does possess some supernatural powers. With a foreword by Angela Y. Davis and an afterword by Ann Armstrong Scarboro. Translated from the French by Richard Philcox. Originally published as Moi, Tituba, Sorciere...Noire de Salem (Editions Mercure de France 1986).

Intimate Armageddons ed. Bill Congreve (Five Islands Press 1-875604-03-0, Jun ’92 [Jul ’93], no price, 144pp, tp, cover by Robert Hood) Original anthology of 11 horror stories by Australian writers. “Maggie’s Place” by Steven Proposch is a reprint and “Dream” by Bill Congreve is a revised version of a previously published piece. This is a 1992 book not seen until now. Available from Five Islands Press, PO Box 1946, Wollongong NSW 2500, Australia.

Growing Light Martha Conley (St. Martin’s 0-312-09823-5, Sep ’93 [Aug ’93], $18.95, 228pp, hc, cover by John Patrick) Associational mystery novel of murder in a New Age software company. Conley is a pen name for sf writer Marta Randall.

The Rising of the Moon Flynn Connolly (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-38289-7, Sep ’93 [Aug ’93], $4.99, 392pp, pb, cover by Bruce Jensen) Sf novel about the oppression of women in 21st-century Ireland. A first novel. Recommended (SW).

Infinite Loop: Stories About the Future by the People Creating It ed. Larry Constantine (Miller Freeman 0-87930-298-4, Aug ’93, $19.95, 310pp, hc, cover by Mark Wagner) Anthology of 27 stories, three reprints, by programmers and other computer professionals. Includes a story by Steve Rasnic Tem. Order from Miller Freeman, 600 Harrison St., San Francisco CA 94107.

Wraeththu Storm Constantine (Tor/Orb 0-312-89000-1, Nov ’93 [Oct ’93], $17.95, 800pp, tp, cover by Sam Rakeland) [Wraeththu] Omnibus of the “Wraeththu” trilogy, The Enchantments of Flesh and Spirit (Macdonald 1987), The Bewitchments of Love and Hate (Macdonald 1988), and The Fulfilments of Fate and Desire (Orbit 1989).

Forgotten Realms: Soldiers of Ice David Cook (TSR 1-56076-641-7, Dec ’93 [Nov ’93], $4.95, 312pp, tp, cover by Fred Fields) [Forgotten Realms: Harpers] Fantasy novelization based on the “Forgotten Realms” game; seventh book of the “Harpers” series.

Mall Purchase Night Rick Cook (Baen 0-671-72198-4, Dec ’93 [Nov ’93], $4.99, 336pp, pb, cover by Gary Ruddell) Fantasy novel about a night security guard caught up in a battle between good and evil being fought at night in a mall built over a gateway between Elfland and Earth.

The Stranger Caroline B. Cooney (Scholastic 0-590-45680-6, Nov ’93 [Oct ’93], $3.50, 198pp, pb) Young-adult horror novel of a young girl drawn to a mysterious boy in her class who isn’t quite alive.

The Vampire’s Promise Caroline B. Cooney (Scholastic 0-590-45682-2, Mar ’93 [Feb ’93], $3.50, 166pp, pb) [Vampire’s Promise] Young-adult horror novel. A group of teenagers wander into a vampire’s lair and are forced to choose his victim from among themselves.

Revenant Louise Cooper (Tor 0-812-50807-6, Sep ’93 [Aug ’93], $4.99, 312pp, pb, cover by Robert Gould) [Indigo] Fantasy novel, seventh book of the “Indigo” series. This has a 1993 copyright date and is probably revised. First American edition (Grafton 1992).

The Boggart Susan Cooper (Macmillan McElderry 0-689-50576-0, Mar ’93, $14.95, 196pp, hc, cover by Trina Schart Hyman) [Boggart] Young-adult fantasy novel of a Canadian family who inherit a mischevious spirit called a Boggart along with a Scottish castle.

Glory Alfred Coppel (Tor 0-312-85469-2, May ’93 [Apr ’93], $21.95, 349pp, hc, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Goldenwing] Sf novel set in a universe where colonized planets preserve Earth nationalism as we know it, on a world settled by South Africans struggling to maintain apartheid in the face of revolution.

The Exploits of Solar Pons Basil Copper (Fedogan & Bremer 1-878252-11-9, Oct ’93, $24.00, 239pp, hc, cover by Stefanie Hawks) [Solar Pons] Collection of four original Holmes pastiche “Solar Pons” adventures featuring the character created by August Derleth. Copper’s fifth “Solar Pons” book. Illustrated by Stefanie Hawks. A signed, numbered, slipcased limited edition (-14-3, $60.00) was announced but not seen. Available from Fedogan & Bremer, 700 Washington Ave., Suite 50, Minneapolis MN 55414. Add $1.50 for postage, $3.00 for priority mail.

The Invisible Man: The Life and Liberties of H.G. Wells Michael Coren (Macmillan Atheneum 0-689-12119-9, Aug ’93 [Oct ’93], $22.50, 240pp, hc) Non-fiction, criticism. A revisionist biography of Wells. First American edition (Bloomsbury 1993). [H. G. Wells]

Feline Fetishes: Erotic Tales of Science Fiction [by ?] ed. corwin (Circlet Press 0-9633970-2-8, May ’93, $5.95, 67pp, tp, cover by Tristan Alexander) Anthology of four erotic sf stories involving catlike creatures. Order from Circlet Press, PO Box 15143, Boston MA 02215. Include 95¢ postage.

Garden Matthew J. Costello (Twilight Publishing, Mar ’93 [Feb ’93], $15.00, 126pp, tp, cover by Stephen Honthy) [Wurm] Short horror novel, a sequel to Wurm. There is an introduction by F. Paul Wilson with illustrations by Stephen Honthy. The trade paperback is limited to 1,950 copies. A 350-copy signed hardcover edition ($50.00) and a 26-copy signed leatherbound edition ($250.00) were announced but not seen. Order from Twilight Publishing Co., 18 Oaktree Lane, Sparta NJ 07871.

seaQuest DSV: Fire Below Matthew J. Costello (Ace 0-441-00039-8, Jan ’94 [Dec ’93], $4.99, 233pp, pb, cover by Danilo Ducak) [seaQuest DSV] Sf novelization based on the TV series, second book of a series.

Magic of the Plains: By the Sword Greg Costikyan (Tor 0-312-85489-7, Jun ’93 [May ’93], $18.95, 253pp, hc, cover by Ken Kelly) Fantasy novel of a young barbarian who must leave his tribe and make his way in the world. A shorter version of this novel was available on the computer network Prodigy.

Magic of the Plains: By the Sword Greg Costikyan (SFBC #01757, Oct ’93 [Sep ’93], $8.98, 253pp, hc, cover by Ken Kelly) Reprint (Tor 1993) fantasy novel, first book of a new series. Similar to the Tor edition except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Nightmare Club #5: The Room Vincent Courtney (Zebra/Z-Fave 0-8217-4353-8, Oct ’93 [Sep ’93], $3.50, 220pp, pb) [Nightmare Club] Young-adult horror novel in a loosely-connected series centered around a club where strange things happen. Class clown Harold is fascinated by a beautiful girl who lives in a mysterious room that is really a sorcerer’s trap for human souls.

Aliens Ate My Homework Bruce Coville (Pocket Minstrel 0-671-72712-5, Oct ’93, $3.50, 179pp, hc, cover by Stephen Peringer) [Rod Allbright] Young-adult sf novel of a boy whose excuse for not having his homework no one believes — even though it’s true. Illustrated by Katherine Coville.

Jennifer Murdley’s Toad Bruce Coville (Pocket Minstrel 0-671-79401-9, Jun ’93 [Jul ’93], $3.50, 159pp, tp, cover by Catherine Huerta) [Magic Shop] Reprint (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1992) young-adult fantasy novel about a young girl who purchases a talking toad at a magic shop. Illustrations by Gary A. Lippincott.

Bruce Coville’s Book of Monsters: Tales to Give You the Creeps ed. Bruce Coville (Scholastic 0-590-46159-1, Sep ’93, $2.95, 159pp, tp) Anthology of 13 young-adult horror stories, eight original, including work by Jane Yolen and Joe R. Lansdale.

The Transylvanian Library: A Consumer’s Guide to Vampire Fiction Greg Cox (Borgo Press 0-89370-435-0, Mar ’93, $20.00, 264pp, tp) An annotated bibliography and reader’s guide to vampire fiction, both novels and short stories, each given a qualitative rating by number of bats. A hardcover edition (-335-4, $30.00) was announced but not seen. Order from Borgo Press, PO Box 2845, San Bernardino CA 92406. Add $2.00 for shipping.

The Grub-and-Stakers House a Haunt Alisa Craig (Morrow 0-688-08644-6, May ’93 [Apr ’93], $18.00, 224pp, hc, cover by Roy Pendleton) [Grub-and-Stakers] Mystery/fantasy novel, fifth book in the “Grub-and-Stakers” series of screwball cozies set in a small Canadian town inhabited by a bizarre collection of eccentrics. The cantankerous and bibulous ghost of murdered mule-skinner Hiram Jellyby leads Osbert, Dittany, and Arethusa Monk to his hidden gold and a murderous bank robber. The other books in the series have no fantasy elements. Craig is a pen name for Charlotte MacLeod.

Black Spirits & White: A Book of Ghost Stories Ralph Adams Cram (Necronomicon Press 0-940884-54-2, Apr ’93 [May ’93], $5.95, 43pp, ph) Reprint (Stone and Kimball 1895) collection of six ghost stories by an important architect. Order from Necronomicon Press, 101 Lockwood St., West Warwick RI 02893.

Three Children’s Novels Christopher Pearse Cranch (University of Georgia Press 0-8203-1507-9, Jul ’93 [Aug ’93], $30.00, 155pp, hc, cover by Christopher Pearse Cranch) Omnibus of three 19th-century American juvenile fantasy novels, The Last of the Huggermuggers: A Giant Story (1856), Kobboltozo: A Sequel to the Last of the Huggermuggers (1857), and a novel not previously published, The Legend of Doctor Theophilus; or, The Enchanted Clothes. Edited and with an introduction by Greta D. Little and Joel Myerson. Available from University of Georgia Press, Athens GA 30602.

Star Trek #63: Shell Game Melissa Crandall (Pocket 0-671-79572-4, Feb ’93 [Jan ’93], $5.50, 277pp, pb) [Star Trek] Star Trek novelization.

Rouse a Sleeping Cat Dan Crawford (Ace 0-441-73553-3, May ’93 [Apr ’93], $4.99, 251pp, pb, cover by Bryant Eastman) [Cat and Mouse] Fantasy novel, first book of a new series about the intrigue and magical conspiracy surrounding a nine-year-old king. A first novel.

The Sword and the Lion Roberta Cray (DAW 0-88677-558-2, Jun ’93 [May ’93], $5.50, 632pp, pb, cover by John How) Epic fantasy novel set during the Bronze Age about the conquest of a great city. Recommended (SW).

Dancer of the Sixth Michelle Shirey Crean (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-37912-8, Mar ’93 [Feb ’93], $3.99, 314pp, pb, cover by Richard Hescox) Sf novel about Dancer, a star pilot who is brought face to face with her buried memories when a rescued pilot turns out to be her exact double. A probable first novel.

Strange Objects Gary Crew (Simon & Schuster 0-671-79759-X, May ’93 [Apr ’93], $14.00, 216pp, hc, cover by Kam Mak) Young-adult fantasy novel about a boy’s obssession with found artifacts of a 17th-century shipwreck and massacre that lead to his disappearance into the past. First American edition (Reed International Australia 1990).

A Case of Need Michael Crichton (Penguin/Dutton 0-525-93802-8, Jul ’93 [Jun ’93], $18.95, 319pp, hc, cover by Bart Bemus) Reprint (NAL 1968 as by Jeffrey Hudson) associational medical thriller, winner of the Edgar Award for best first novel.

Congo Michael Crichton (Ballantine 0-345-37849-0, Jan ’93, $5.99, 316pp, pb) Reprint (Knopf 1980) lost race novel.

Jurassic Park Michael Crichton (Ballantine 0-345-37077-5, Jan ’93, $5.99, 371pp, pb) [Jurassic Park] Reissue (Knopf 1990) sf novel; 15th printing. A pre-movie tie-in edition, with a balloon reading “Soon to be a major motion picture.”

Jurassic Park Michael Crichton (Ballantine 0-345-37077-5, Jun ’93, $6.99, 399pp, pb) [Jurassic Park] Reissue (Knopf 1990) sf novel; 35th printing. A movie tie-in edition.

Sphere Michael Crichton (Ballantine 0-345-35314-5, Jan ’93, $5.99, 371pp, pb) Reissue (Knopf 1987) sf novel; 15th printing.

The Terminal Man Michael Crichton (Ballantine 0-345-35462-1, Jan ’93, $5.99, 268pp, pb) Reissue (Knopf 1972) sf thriller; eighth printing.

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