The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Savage Richard Laymon (St. Martin’s 0-312-10537-1, Jan ’94 [Dec ’93], $21.95, 341pp, hc, cover by Cary Henrie) Associational Western horror novel about Jack the Ripper in Arizona. First American edition (Headline 1993 as Savage: From Whitechapel to the Wild West on the Track of Jack the Ripper).

In a Glass Darkly Sheridan Le Fanu (Oxford University Press 0-19-282805-3, Jul ’93, $8.95, 347pp, tp, cover by Atkinson Grimshaw) [Martin Hesselius] Reprint (Bentley 1872) classic collection of five supernatural tales featuring “metaphysical doctor” Dr. Hesselius. Edited and with an introduction by Robert Tracy. This is a worldwide edition sold in both the US and the UK.

Blue Moon Over Thurman Street Ursula K. Le Guin (NewSage Press 0-939165-22-8, Nov ’93, $16.95, 128pp, tp) Collection of non-sf poetry and fragments concerning life on a particular street in Portland OR, some printed handwritten, accompanied by many black & white photos by Roger Dorband. There is introductory material by both author and photographer, as well as notes on the individual photos and detachable postcards attatched to the flaps. Available from NewSage Press, 825 N.E. 20th Ave., Suite 150, Portland OR 97232.

The Dispossessed Ursula K. Le Guin (Easton Press, Aug ’93, no price, 341pp, hc) [League of All Worlds] Reprint (Harper & Row 1974) sf novel, with an introduction by Frederik Pohl 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.

Earthsea Revisioned Ursula K. Le Guin (CLNE/Green Bay 0-948845-03-1, Feb ’93, $10.00, 26pp, ph) [Earthsea] Non-fiction, the text of a speech on why she wrote the fourth Earthsea book, given in 1992 at the Worlds Apart conference on children’s literature. With illustrations by Ruth Robbins from the original edition of A Wizard of Earthsea. Order from Children’s Literature New England, Norwood Long, 334 Woodland Road, Madison NJ, for $10.00 postpaid in US, add $2.00 outside US.

The Language of the Night: Essays on Fantasy and Science Fiction Ursula K. Le Guin (HarperPerennial 0-06-092412-8, Jun ’93 [May ’93], $10.00, 250pp, tp, cover by Steve McLeod) Reprint (Women’s Press 1989) non-fiction collection of 24 essays and other non-fiction pieces about fantasy and sf, with introductions to each section. This edition has been extensively revised by the author; the original was published by Putnam in 1979 and edited by the late Susan Wood.

The Left Hand of Darkness Ursula K. Le Guin (Easton Press, Mar ’93, no price, 213pp, hc) Reprint (Ace 1969) awards-winning sf novel, with a preface by Joan D. Vinge, the 1976 introduction by Le Guin, and artwork by Frank Kelly Freas and Laura Bodian Kelly Freas. This signed leatherbound gilt-edge edition is part of the “Masterpieces of Science Fiction” series and is available by subscription only.

The Norton Book of Science Fiction ed. Ursula K. Le Guin & Brian Attebery (Norton 0-393-03546-8, Oct ’93, $27.50, 869pp, hc, cover by Dale O’Dell) Anthology of 67 sf stories arranged chronologically, with an introduction by Le Guin. A teacher’s guide by Brian Attebery (-96543-0) is also available.

The Chosen Edward Lee (Zebra 0-8217-4372-4, Nov ’93 [Oct ’93], $4.50, 379pp, pb) Horror novel about a restaurant manager who takes over a haunted inn.

The Unicorn Peace John Lee (Tor 0-812-51981-7, Apr ’93 [Mar ’93], $4.99, 344pp, pb, cover by Maren) [Unicorn Saga] Fantasy novel, fourth book of the “Unicorn” series.

The Keeper Robert D. Lee (Zebra/Pinnacle 1-55817-722-1, Jun ’93, $4.50, 223pp, pb) Horror novel of an old circus family with a dark secret. The copyright credits Mary Ann Donahue and Robert Derek Steeley.

Black Unicorn Tanith Lee (Tor 0-812-52459-4, Aug ’93 [Jul ’93], $3.99, 188pp, pb, cover by Dennis Nolan) [Black Unicorn] Reprint (Atheneum 1991) young-adult fantasy novel of a young girl’s relationship with a unicorn.

Dark Dance Tanith Lee (SFBC #03877, Apr ’93 [Mar ’93], $8.98, 409pp, hc) [Blood Opera] Reprint (Macdonald 1992) horror/dark fantasy novel. First American hardcover. This lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Heart-Beast Tanith Lee (Dell Abyss 0-440-21455-6, Sep ’93 [Aug ’93], $4.99, 356pp, pb) Dark fantasy novel of a woman drawn to a werewolf in a medieval world. First American edition (Headline 1992).

Heart-Beast Tanith Lee (SFBC #02157, Dec ’93 [Nov ’93], $7.98, 282pp, hc, cover by Bryn Barnard) Reprint (Headline 1992) dark fantasy novel of a woman drawn to a werewolf in a medieval world. This lacks an ISBN and price, and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Heart-Beast Tanith Lee (Dell Abyss 0-440-21455-6, Dec ’93, $4.99, 356pp, pb) Reissue (Headline 1992) dark fantasy novel of a woman drawn to a werewolf in a medieval world; third printing.

The Secret Books of Paradys III & IV Tanith Lee (SFBC #00995, Jul ’93, $10.98, 373pp, hc, cover by Dawn Wilson) [Secret Books of Paradys] Dark fantasy omnibus of the last two books in “The Secret Books of Paradys” series, the collection The Book of the Dead (Overlook 1991) and The Book of the Mad (Overlook 1993). This edition lacks an ISBN and price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Secret Books of Paradys IV: The Book of the Mad Tanith Lee (Overlook Press 0-87951-481-7, Jul ’93, $19.95, 209pp, hc, cover by Wayne Barlowe) [Secret Books of Paradys] Dark fantasy novel, fourth and final book of “The Secret Books of Paradys”.

Conjure Wife/Our Lady of Darkness Fritz Leiber (Tor 0-812-51296-0, Oct ’93 [Dec ’93], $4.99, 347pp, pb, cover by Wayne Douglas Barlowe) Reissue (Tor 1991) omnibus of two classic dark fantasy novels, Conjure Wife (Twayne 1953) and Our Lady of Darkness (Berkley 1977). Second printing.

Gummitch & Friends Fritz Leiber (Donald M. Grant 1-880418-18-5, Feb ’93, $30.00, 222pp, hc, cover by Alicia Austin) Collection of 16 stories and sketches by Leiber and six poems by Margo Skinner (plus one by Poul Anderson) about cats, with an introduction by Leiber, an afterword by Margo Skinner, and a number of appreciations of Leiber. A slipcased 1,000 copy limited edition (-17-7, $60.00) is also available, signed by Margo Skinner Leiber and Roger Gerberding, and containing 34 additional pages of various tributes written just after Leiber’s death. Order from Donald M. Grant, PO Box 187, Hampton Falls NH 03844.

Ray Bradbury Presents Dinosaur Planet Stephen Leigh (AvoNova 0-380-76278-1, Feb ’93 [Jan ’93], $4.99, 280pp, pb, cover by Wayne Barlowe) [Dinosaur Planet] Time-travel sf novel, illustrated by John-Paul Genzo, second in a series based on ideas by Bradbury. Packaged and copyrighted by Byron Preiss Visual Publications.

Ray Bradbury Presents: Dinosaur Samurai Stephen Leigh & John J. Miller (AvoNova 0-380-76279-X, Nov ’93 [Oct ’93], $4.99, 239pp, pb, cover by Brian Franczak) [Dinosaur Planet] Time-travel sf novel, illustrated by Brian Franczak, third book of the “Dinosaur Planet” series based on ideas by Bradbury. Packaged and copyrighted by Byron Preiss Visual Publications.

Escape from Exile Robert Levy (Houghton Mifflin 0-395-64379-1, Apr ’93 [Mar ’93], $13.95, 171pp, hc, cover by N. Taylor Blanchard) Fantasy novel of a 13-year-old boy transported to a strange land where he communicates telepathically with animals. A first novel.

Songs of Chaos S. N. Lewitt (Ace 0-441-77529-2, Nov ’93 [Oct ’93], $4.99, 228pp, pb, cover by Peter Bollinger) Sf novel of a misfit in a genetically engineered future society who is stranded in a bizarre alien society.

Sandman, Sleep Herbert Lieberman (St. Martin’s 0-312-08886-8, Apr ’93 [Mar ’93], $22.95, 376pp, hc, cover by Marc Burckhardt) Sf mystery set in the year 2070 about the murder of a scientist who has discovered a process that allows aging cells to renew themselves.

Cade #3: Firestreak Mike Linaker (Worldwide Library Gold Eagle 0-373-63806-X, Jan ’93, $3.50, 221pp, pb) [Cade] Sf men’s adventure thriller, third book of a series set on the mean streets of the 21st century featuring a human cop and his cyborg partner.

Moon of Ice Brad Linaweaver (Tor 0-812-52020-3, Apr ’93 [Mar ’93], $4.99, 279pp, pb, cover by Mark Stawicki) Reprint (Arbor House 1988) alternate-history sf novel set in a wrold where the Nazis won WWII.

Roger Zelazny Jane M. Lindskold (Macmillan/Twayne 0-8057-3953-X, Jan ’94 [Dec ’93], $22.95, 166pp, hc) Non-fiction, criticism. An analysis of Zelazny’s work, including a biographical chapter and a look at influences on him. Available from Twayne Publishers, 866 Third Ave., New York NY 10022. [Roger Zelazny]

Bones of the Past Holly Lisle (Baen 0-671-72160-7, Mar ’93 [Feb ’93], $4.99, 318pp, pb, cover by Larry Elmore) [Fire in the Mist] Fantasy novel, sequel to Fire in the Mist. Scholar barbarian Medwind Song finds adventure and mystery when searching the jungle for a lost city.

Minerva Wakes Holly Lisle (Baen 0-671-72202-6, Jan ’94 [Dec ’93], $4.99, 273pp, pb, cover by Clyde Caldwell) Fantasy novel of a young couple who take on an alternate universe to rescue their kidnapped kids.

Forest Janet Taylor Lisle (Orchard 0-531-06803-X, Oct ’93, $15.95, 150pp, hc, cover by Ponder Goembel) Young-adult fantasy novel. A 12-year-old girl and her family inadvertently start a war with talking squirrels.

The Summoning Bentley Little (Zebra 0-8217-4221-3, Jul ’93 [Jun ’93], $4.50, 541pp, pb) Vampire horror novel of a bloodthirsty undead creature stalking the streets of a small Arizona town.

Geminga: Sword of the Shining Path Melvin Litton (III Publishing 0-9622937-4-1, Apr ’93 [Mar ’93], $9.95, 254pp, tp, cover by Bill Meyers) Near-future sf novel of a genetically-engineered assassin. Available from III Publishing, PO Box 170363, San Francisco CA 94117-0363. Please add $2.00 for postage.

The Elementals Morgan Llywelyn (Tor 0-312-85568-0, Jun ’93 [May ’93], $21.95, 303pp, hc, cover by Dave Henderson) Fantasy novel in four parts, about mankind’s relationship with the Earth, ranging from Atlantis to a future ravaged by plagues and ozone depletion.

Game Over Joseph Locke (Bantam 0-553-29652-3, Jul ’93 [Jun ’93], $3.50, 178pp, pb, cover by Roger Bergendorff) Young-adult horror novel. The mysterious new video arcade, Hades, leads teens to violence and death.

The Twilight of Magic Hugh Lofting (Simon & Schuster 0-671-78358-0, Oct ’93 [Nov ’93], $15.00, 243pp, hc, cover by Tatsuro Kiuchi) Reprint (Stokes 1930) young-adult fantasy novel of two children and a shell with mysterious powers. With new illustrations by Tatsuro Kiuchi.

Greendaughter Anne Logston (Ace 0-441-30273-4, Jul ’93 [Jun ’93], $4.50, 215pp, pb, cover by Matt Zumbo) [Shadow] Fantasy novel of an elf who must join forces with humans to defeat barbarian invaders. A prequel to the “Shadow” series.

The Science Fiction Stories of Jack London Jack London (Citadel Twilight 0-8065-1407-8, Apr ’93, $9.95, 211pp, tp, cover by Kevin Kelly) Collection of 15 stories, edited and with an introduction by James Bankes.

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