The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Stormqueen! Marion Zimmer Bradley (DAW 0-87997-951-8, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $3.50, 364pp, pb) [Darkover] Reissue (DAW 1978) “Darkover” novel; 8th printing.

Web of Darkness Marion Zimmer Bradley (Donning/Starblaze 0-89865-032-1, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $6.95, 200pp, tp) [Web of Darkness] Sequel to Web of Light. The blurb quotes Locus as giving a recommendation, but we’ve never seen the book before.

Web of Darkness Marion Zimmer Bradley (Baen 0-671-55898-6, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $3.50, 303pp, pb) [Web of Darkness] Reprint (Donning/Starblaze 1984) fantasy novel, the second half of Web of Light — actually one novel published in two parts.

The Keeper’s Price Marion Zimmer Bradley & The Friends of Darkover (DAW 0-87997-931-3, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $2.50, 207pp, pb) [Darkover] Reissue (DAW 1980) anthology of stories from Darkover fanzines.

Greyhaven: An Anthology of Fantasy ed. Marion Zimmer Bradley (DAW 0-87997-985-2, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $2.75, 240pp, pb) Reissue (DAW 1983) original anthology.

Sword and Sorceress ed. Marion Zimmer Bradley (DAW 0-87997-928-3, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $2.95, 255pp, pb) Original anthology of 15 stories plus an introduction on the theme of heroic women in fantasy.

The Brides of Aberdar Christianna Brand (St. Martin’s 0-312-09548-1, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $11.95, 253pp, hc) Reprint (Michael Joseph 1982) ghost story. First American edition.

Kindred Spirits Alan Brennert (Tor 0-812-58103-2, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $3.50, pb) Fantasy novel of disembodied spirits in love.

The Practice Effect David Brin (Bantam 0-553-23992-9, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $2.75, 177pp, pb) Light-humor sf novel.

The Practice Effect David Brin (SFBC #6213, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $3.98, 249pp, hc) Reprint (Bantam 1984) fantasy novel, first hardcover edition.

Savoy Dreams ed. David Britton & Michael Butterworth (Savoy 0-86130-068-8, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], £13.95, 260pp, hc) The second Savoy miscellany, this one includes accounts of the owners’ bust for carrying “porn” (by sf authors) in their bookstores, plus excerpts from Savoy books, fiction, and reviews. Contributors include Michael Moorcock and M. John Harrison. (Also available in tp (-069-6, £7.95).

Transmitters Damien Broderick (Ebony 0-9590655-0-4, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $A7.95, 320pp, pb) Autobiographical novel of Australian sf fandom, of associational interest. It’s subtitled “An Imaginary Documentary, 1969-1984”.

The Elfstones of Shannara Terry Brooks (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-28554-9, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $3.95, 564pp, pb) [Shannara] Reprint (Del Rey 1982) fantasy novel, sequel to The Sword of Shannara. First mass market paperback. Del Rey did 290,000 in trade paperback.

The Sword of Shannara Terry Brooks (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31425-5, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $3.95, 726pp, pb) [Shannara] Reissue (Random House 1977) fantasy novel, 10th mass market printing; 217,000 trade paperbacks and 484,000 mass market copies have appeared.

Before She Kills Fredric Brown (Dennis McMillan, 1984, 197pp, hc) Collection; non-sf/fantasy associational. “Fredric Brown in the Detective Pulps”, Vol. 2. Six pulp mystery stories plus a personal remembrance by William F. Nolan.

Homicide Sanitarium Fredric Brown (Dennis McMillan, 1984, 194pp, hc) Associational, non-sf collection. Listed for Brown collectors. Limited hardcover edition. Contains seven pulp mysteries plus an introduction by Bill Pronzini.

Too Long a Sacrifice Mildred Downey Broxon (Bluejay 0-312-94432-2, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $7.95, 224pp, tp) Reprint (Dell 1981) fantasy novel, a Bluejay Illustrated Classic, with artwork by Judith Mitchell.

Too Long a Sacrifice Mildred Downey Broxon (Bluejay 0-312-94433-0, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $35.00, 224pp, hc) Limited edition of the above.

The Crucible of Time John Brunner (SFBC #3282, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $5.50, 368pp, hc) Reprint (Del Rey 1983) sf novel. Fascinating history of science on alien world. (EAL).

The Crucible of Time John Brunner (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-30235-4, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $3.50, 416pp, pb) Reprint (Del Rey 1983) sf novel, first paperback edition. Highly recommended. (FCM)

The Jagged Orbit John Brunner (DAW 0-87997-917-8, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $2.95, 318pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1969) sf novel. One of Brunner’s major novels. Recommended. (CNB)

The Tides of Time John Brunner (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31838-2, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $2.95, 235pp, pb) Sf novel.

Timescoop John Brunner (DAW 0-87997-966-6, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $2.50, 239pp, pb) Reprint (Dell 1969) sf novel.

Total Eclipse John Brunner (DAW 0-87997-911-9, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $2.50, 206pp, pb) Reissue (Doubleday 1974) sf novel. Fifth printing.

Jhereg Steven Brust (Ace 0-441-38552-4, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.75, 239pp, pb) [Vlad Taltos] Reissue (Ace 1983) fantasy novel; 4th printing.

To Reign in Hell Steven Brust (SteelDragon 0-916595-00-5, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $17.00, 257pp, hc) Fantasy novel based on Judeo-Christian mythology. Limited edition of 1,000 signed, numbered copies, illustrated by Kathy Marschall.

Yendi Steven Brust (Ace 0-441-94456-6, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.75, 209pp, pb) [Vlad Taltos] Fantasy novel, sequel to Jhereg.

The Far Islands and Other Tales of Fantasy John Buchan (Donald M. Grant 0-937986-68-2, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $17.00, 206pp, hc) Collection of six fantasy stories edited by John Bell, with illustrations by Larry Dickison and a long bio-bibliographical introduction by Bell. Buchan, an important figure in the adventure field, has been sadly neglected.

Strange Things Happen in the Woods Eve Bunting (Archway 0-671-41098-9, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $1.95, 125pp, pb) Reprint (Lippincott 1978, as The Cloverdale Switch) young-adult sf novel. aliens replace people in a small town.

The End of the World News Anthony Burgess (Penguin 0-14-006746-9, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $5.95, 398pp, tp) Reprint (Hutchinson 1982) literary novel with some sf elements.

A Guide to Science Fiction & Fantasy in the Library of Congress Classification System Michael Burgess (Borgo Press 0-89370-907-7, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $9.95, 86pp, tp) Non-fiction, reference book. It includes subject headings, author main entries and literature numbers, and subject classification numbers, and is designed for people familiar with cataloging, etc. Also available in hc, $19.95.

Towers at the Edge of a World Virgil Burnett (Porcupine’s Quill 0-88984-082-2, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $9.95, 211pp, tp) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1980) collection of 15 tales, many with fantasy elements, set in a fictional French hill-town. Illustrated by the author.

Carson of Venus Edgar Rice Burroughs (Ace 0-441-09198-9, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $2.75, 276pp, pb) [Venus Series] Reissue (Burroughs 1939) sf novel; 13th Ace printing.

Escape on Venus Edgar Rice Burroughs (Ace 0-441-21567-X, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $2.75, 269pp, pb) [Venus Series] Reissue (Burroughs 1946) sf adventure novel. 10th Ace printing. Fourth in the “Venus” pentology.

Lost on Venus Edgar Rice Burroughs (Ace 0-441-49509-5, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $2.75, 224pp, pb) [Venus Series] Reissue (Burroughs 1935) sf novel; 9th Ace printing.

Pirates of Venus Edgar Rice Burroughs (Ace 0-441-66509-8, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $2.50, 205pp, pb) [Venus Series] Reissue (Burroughs 1934) fantasy novel, first of the series; 10th Ace printing.

The Wizard of Venus and Pirate Blood Edgar Rice Burroughs (Ace 0-441-90196-4, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $2.75, 248pp, pb) [Venus Series] Reissue (Ace 1970) of a novelette and short novel. The original edition was just called The Wizard of Venus.

The Place of Dead Roads William S. Burroughs (Holt Rinehart & Winston 0-03-063256-0, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $15.95, 306pp, hc) Sf/fantasy/western/surrealist novel.

The Place of Dead Roads William S. Burroughs (Holt Rinehart & Winston, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $75.00, 306pp, hc) Limited edition of the above.

The Place of Dead Roads William S. Burroughs (John Calder 0-7145-4030-7, Apr ’84, £9.95, 306pp, hc) Reprint (Holt Rinehart & Winston 1984) literary fantasy novel. [First U.K. edition, not seen]

I Dream of Woody Dee Burton (Morrow 0-688-01556-5, Jun ’84, $12.95, 204pp, hc) Non-fiction, associational. A collection of interviews with 80 people who have had dreams about Woody Allen. That has to be fantasy! It includes a filmography, bibliography, and index. The author has a Ph.D. in personality and social psychology.

Time Exposures: A Photographic Record of the Dinosaur Age Jane Burton & Dougal Dixon (Beaufort 0-8253-0217-X, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $14.95, 96pp, hc) Reprint (Sphere 1984 as The Age of Dinosaurs), first U.S. edition. Semi-fiction/art book. These “photographs” produced by combining model dinosaurs with real backgrounds are oddly reminiscent of Patrick Woodruffe’s recent fantasy montages, and don’t really have a photographic feel, so this isn’t the dinosaur lover’s fantasy come true. The smallest beasts are most convincing. (FCM)

The Alien Debt F. M. Busby (Bantam 0-553-24176-1, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $2.75, 226pp, pb) [Rissa Kerguelen; Bran Tregare] Sf novel in the saga of Rissa Kerguelen and Bran Tregare. An excellent space opera. A slight inside joke: the woman on the cover is Shawna McCarthy, who is married to the artist. (CNB)

The Long View F. M. Busby (Berkley 0-425-07118-9, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.75, 301pp, pb) [Rissa Kerguelen] Reprint (Berkley Putnam 1976) of Part 3 of Rissa Kerguelen.

The Star Rebel F. M. Busby (Bantam 0-553-23852-3, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $2.50, 216pp, pb) [Bran Tregare] Sf novel, part of the Hulzein Family saga. Entertaining space opera. (EAL)

Young Rissa F. M. Busby (Berkley 0-425-07061-1, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $2.50, 177pp, pb) [Rissa Kerguelen] First separate edition of a book making up part of the sf novel Rissa Kerguelen (Berkley Putnam 1976) and the omnibus Rissa Kerguelen (Berkley 1977).

Clay’s Ark Octavia E. Butler (St. Martin’s 0-312-14321-4, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $12.95, 201pp, hc) [Patternist] Sf novel.

Clay’s Ark Octavia E. Butler (SFBC #2742, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $3.98, 186pp, hc) [Patternist] Reprint (St. Martin’s 1984) sf novel.

Restless Nights: Selected Stories of Dino Buzzati Dino Buzzati (North Point Press 0-86547-100-2, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $12.00, 122pp, hc) Collection of literary stories with some sf and fantasy elements.

The Siren Dino Buzzati (North Point Press 0-86547-159-2, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $10.50, 147pp, tp) Collection of 14 literary stories with fantasy elements, selected and translated by Lawrence Venuti.

Jurgen James Branch Cabell (Unicorn 0-04-823252-1, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], £2.95, 288pp, pb) Reprint (McBride 1919) fantasy novel. The best, and most famous, book by an unjustly neglected author. Highly recommended. (CNB)

Cyborg Martin Caidin (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31620-7, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $2.95, 318pp, pb) Reissue (Arbor House 1972) sf novel, second Del Rey printing. This is the book which became The Six Million Dollar Man.

1984 and Beyond Nigel Calder (Penguin 0-14-007288-8, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $5.95, 207pp, pb) Reprint (Century 1983). Non-fiction, associational, a “dialogue” between Calder and his computer.

Incarnate Ramsey Campbell (Granada 0-246-12300-1, Jun ’84 [May ’84], £8.95, 472pp, hc) Reprint (Macmillan 1983) horror novel. First U.K. edition.

Incarnate Ramsey Campbell (Tor 0-812-51650-8, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $3.95, 499pp, pb) Reprint (Macmillan 1983) horror novel.

The Nameless Ramsey Campbell (Pocket 0-671-44489-1, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $3.50, 288pp, pb) Reprint (Macmillan 1981) horror-fantasy novel.

New Terrors I ed. Ramsey Campbell (Pocket 0-671-53196-4, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $3.50, 262pp, pb) Reissue (Pocket 1982 as New Terrors) horror anthology of 15 stories selected from the Pan 1980 original anthologies New Terrors 1 and New Terrors 2. Horror and dark fantasy.

New Terrors II ed. Ramsey Campbell (Pocket 0-671-45117-0, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $3.50, 256pp, pb) Horror anthology of 15 stories selected from the Pan 1980 original anthologies New Terrors 1 and New Terrors 2.

Pulptime P. H. Cannon (Weirdbook, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $15.00, 94pp, hc) “An apocryphal tale of H.P. Lovecraft and his friends, as if narrated by Frank Belknap Long, Jr.” Illustrations by Stephen Fabian. Also available in a trade paperback edition for $5.00.

Woman of Destiny Orson Scott Card (Berkley 0-425-06476-X, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $3.95, 713pp, pb) Non-sf/fantasy, associational, a historical novel about a pioneer Morman woman. Not in the least sanctimonious (though more staid than the misleading cover), this book will appeal beyond a strictly Morman audience. (FCM)

The Catalogue of Fantastic Inventions Jacques Carelman (St. Martin’s 0-312-12363-9, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $9.95, 126pp, pb) Reprint (U.K. 1984) of the first English translation of a collection of bizarre sculpture/artifacts/drawings by a Frenchman who is keeping the spirit of Dada and surrealism alive. From the “Time Zone Tunic” to the “Rodent-Powered Sewing Machine” and the parodies of Leonardo’s drawings, it combines art, humor, and fantasy.

The Best from Universe ed. Terry Carr (Doubleday 0-385-17512-4, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $11.95, 209pp, hc) Anthology of 9 stories from the “Universe” series, plus an index to vol.s 1-10.

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