The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Black Ship Christopher Rowley (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31489-1, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $2.95, 310pp, pb) [Fenrile] Sf novel, sequel to The War for Eternity.

The Fourth Dimension: A Guided Tour of Higher Universes Rudy Rucker (Houghton Mifflin 0-395-39388-4, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $8.95, 228pp, pb) Reprint (Houghton Mifflin 1984), non-fiction; associational. Fittingly described as a “combination of math, philosophy, and fantasy,” this book uses some of the techniques of Rucker the sf writer in the cause of Rucker the scientist.

Master of Space and Time Rudy Rucker (Bluejay 0-312-94297-4, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $14.95, 229pp, hc) Sf novel. The two zaniest inventors since Kuttner’s “Gallagher” stories. Very amusing. (DLN)

Master of Space and Time Rudy Rucker (Baen 0-671-55997-4, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $2.95, 229pp, pb) Reprint (Bluejay 1985) sf novel.

The Secret of Life Rudy Rucker (Bluejay 0-312-94398-9, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $14.95, 246pp, hc) Sf novel, ’60s setting, flying saucers, dope and campus revolution.

The Adventures of Alyx Joanna Russ (The Women’s Press 0-7043-3972-2, Sep ’85 [Oct ’85], £1.95, 192pp, pb) [Alyx] Reprint (Gregg 1976 as Alyx) collection of five tales featuring the fantasy/sf heroine, including the novel Picnic on Paradise (1968). First British edition. (The dates on the copyright page are wrong.)

Extra(ordinary) People Joanna Russ (St. Martin’s 0-312-27807-1, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $4.95, 160pp, pb) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1984) collection. Recommended. (FCM)

Magic Mommas, Trembling Sisters, Puritans and Perverts Joanna Russ (The Crossing Press 0-89594-163-5, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $6.95, 119pp, pb) Non-sf/fantasy, listed for Russ fans. A collection of feminist essays on sex and pornography. Includes an essay on Kirk/Spock pornography. Recommended. (DLN)

Magic Mommas, Trembling Sisters, Puritans and Perverts Joanna Russ (The Crossing Press 0-89594-164-3, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $14.95, 119pp, hc) Hardcover version of the above.

Sinister Barrier Eric Frank Russell (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32760-8, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $2.95, 230pp, pb) Reprint (Fantasy Press 1948) sf novel. This is the revised, expanded version of an earlier book (World’s Work 1943). This edition has a new introduction by Jack Chalker.

Haunted Castles: The Complete Gothic Tales of Ray Russell Ray Russell (Maclay 0-940776-20-0, Nov ’85 [Sep ’85], $12.95, 187pp, hc) Collection of 7 stories, several revised. Horror in the grand old style, with some modern psychological twists. (FCM)

The Adolescence of P-1 Thomas J. Ryan (Baen 0-671-55970-2, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $2.95, 287pp, pb) Reprint (Macmillan 1977) sf novel. An early sentient computer book.

The Warrior Who Carried Life Geoff Ryman (Allen & Unwin 0-04-823294-7, May ’85 [Apr ’85], £8.95, 173pp, hc) Fantasy novel, a first novel by a recent British award-winner for shorter fiction. Extremely potent and disturbing images; recommended, but not for those with weak stomachs. (DLN)

The Berserker Throne Fred Saberhagen (Simon & Schuster 0-671-55836-6, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $14.95, 319pp, hc) [Berserker] Sf novel in the “Berserker” series.

The Berserker Throne Fred Saberhagen (Simon & Schuster/Fireside 0-671-50387-1, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $6.95, 319pp, pb) [Berserker] Paperback edition of the above.

The Berserker Wars Fred Saberhagen (Tor 0-812-55320-9, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $2.95, 399pp, pb) [Berserker] Reissue (Tor 1981) collection. The stories are from earlier collections, and this is partially a reprint of Berserker (Ballantine 1970). 4th Tor printing.

Berserker’s Planet Fred Saberhagen (Ace 0-441-05507-9, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $2.95, 233pp, pb) [Berserker] Reissue (DAW 1975) sf novel in the “Berserker” series. 7th Ace printing.

Berserker: Blue Death Fred Saberhagen (Tor 0-812-55322-5, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $6.95, 282pp, pb) [Berserker] Sf novel in the “Berserker” series. This one seems to be Saberhagen’s version of Moby Dick.

The Complete Book of Swords Fred Saberhagen (SFBC #1457, Jan ’85 [Feb ’85], $7.50, 626pp, hc) [Swords] Omnibus edition of a fantasy trilogy. It isn’t really complete, since Saberhagen signed a contract to write 6 more.

The Dracula Tape Fred Saberhagen (Ace 0-441-16601-6, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $2.95, 281pp, pb) [Dracula] Reissue (Warner 1975) fantasy novel, part of a series. 4th Ace printing. The “true” story of Dracula, told from his point of view.

Love Conquers All Fred Saberhagen (Baen 0-671-55953-2, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $2.95, 275pp, pb) A revised version of an earlier (Ace 1979) sf novel.

The Second Book of Swords Fred Saberhagen (Tor 0-812-55305-5, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $2.95, 313pp, pb) [Swords] Reprint (Tor 1983), first mass market paperback. Second novel in a fantasy series.

The Third Book of Swords Fred Saberhagen (Tor 0-812-55307-1, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $2.95, 320pp, pb) [Swords] Reprint (Tor 1984) fantasy novel, third in a trilogy.

The Veils of Azlaroc Fred Saberhagen (Tor/Otherworlds Club, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], no price given, 216pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1978) sf novel. This is a freebie given away by Waldenbooks to buyers of Berserker Base. There were 15,000 copies printed by Tor for the club. Listed for Saberhagen completists and collectors of oddities.

The Water of Thought Fred Saberhagen (Tor 0-812-55290-3, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $2.95, 251pp, pb) Reissue (Tor 1981) sf novel. This was an expanded version of an earlier book (Ace 1965).

Berserker Base ed. Fred Saberhagen (Tor 0-812-55316-0, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $6.95, 316pp, pb) [Berserker] Collection of stories by 7 authors, including connecting material by Saberhagen, originator of the “Berserker” series. Author credits appear only in the acknowledgements, not on the contents page, making it look like a novel.

Berserker Base ed. Fred Saberhagen (SFBC #4655, Jun ’85 [Jul ’85], $4.98, 218pp, hc) [Berserker] Reprint (Tor 1985) anthology of “Berserker” stories. This edition doesn’t pretend to be a novel, but the authors’ names only appear on the copyright page, not on the contents page. This is the first hardcover edition.

Casca: The Assassin Barry Sadler (Ace Charter 0-441-09327-2, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $2.75, 183pp, pb) [Casca] Fantasy novel, #13 in the “Eternal Mercenary” series.

Casca: The Phoenix Barry Sadler (Charter 0-441-09329-9, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $2.95, 188pp, pb) [Casca] Fantasy novel, “The Eternal Mercenary” #14.

Casca: The Pirate Barry Sadler (Ace Charter 0-441-09331-0, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $2.95, 167pp, pb) [Casca] Fantasy novel, “The Eternal Mercenary” #15

The Unified Ring: Narrative Art and the Science-Fiction Novel Frank Sadler (UMI 0-8357-1598-1, 1984 [May ’85], $24.95 + postage, 117pp, hc) Non-fiction, literary criticism. This revision of a doctoral thesis appeared in 1984, but we didn’t see it until 1985.

Contact Carl Sagan (Simon & Schuster 0-671-43400-4, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $18.95, 432pp, hc) According to the publisher, this novel about man’s first contact with intelligent life beyond earth “is not science fiction.” It is, however, fiction about science and the future. A first novel.

The Year’s Best Fantasy Stories: 11 ed. Arthur W. Saha (DAW 0-88677-097-1, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $2.95, 238pp, pb) Anthology of 1984 fantasy stories.

Ou Lu Khen and the Beautiful Madwoman Jessica Amanda Salmonson (Ace 0-441-63500-8, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $2.75, 243pp, pb) Oriental fantasy novel.

Tales By Moonlight ed. Jessica Amanda Salmonson (Tor 0-812-52552-3, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $2.95, 286pp, pb) Reprint (Robert T. Garcia 1983) original anthology of dark fantasy stories. First mass market edition.

The Surrealistic World of Tito Salomoni Tito Salomoni (Prestige Art Galleries, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $10.00 + $1.00 postage, 32 plates + text, pb) Non-fiction, art. A privately printed collection of surrealistic paintings by a fine new artist. Some of these have appeared as sf covers, but not too many.

Where Dragons Lie R. A. V. Salsitz (NAL/Signet 0-451-14055-9, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $2.95, 255pp, pb) [Dragons] Fantasy novel.

Terrarium Scott Russell Sanders (Tor 0-812-55380-2, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $2.95, 276pp, pb) Sf novel, a first novel.

Cocoon David Saperstein (Jove 0-515-08400-X, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $3.50, 248pp, pb) [Cocoon] Novelization of the film.

Last Rites Jorge Saralegui (Charter 0-441-47185-4, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $3.95, 279pp, pb) Horror/dark fantasy novel of vampires in an old San Francisco hotel.

The Alien Upstairs Pamela Sargent (Bantam 0-553-24857-X, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $2.75, 165pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1983) sf novel.

Homesmind Pamela Sargent (Harper & Row 0-06-025198-0, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $7.95, 278pp, pb) Young-adult sf novel. A hardcover library edition was also announced, but not seen.

Campbell Wood Al Sarrantonio (Doubleday 0-385-19458-7, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $12.95, 180pp, hc) Fantasy/horror novel.

Totentanz Al Sarrantonio (Tor 0-812-52558-2, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $3.50, 285pp, pb) Horror novel of an evil carnival.

The Worms Al Sarrantonio (Doubleday 0-385-19030-1, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $11.95, 179pp, hc) Fantasy/horror novel of terror in a New England town. A first novel.

Brainchild John Saul (Bantam 0-553-24975-4, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $3.95, 342pp, pb) Sf/horror novel.

Nathaniel John Saul (Gregg 0-8398-2891-8, Dec ’85, $14.95, 343pp, hc) Reprint (Bantam 1984) fantasy/horror novel. First hardcover edition, offset from the paperback original.

Imaro III: The Trail of Bohu Charles R. Saunders (DAW 0-88677-087-4, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $2.95, 222pp, pb) [Imaro] Heroic fantasy novel, third in a series set in Africa.

Sceptre Mortal Derek Sawde (Oriflamme 0-948093-00-5, 1985 [Dec ’85], £2.95, 294pp, pb) Fantasy novel a la Tolkien, the first to appear from this new British publisher.

The Power of Time Josephine Saxton (Chatto & Windus 0-7011-2955-7, Aug ’85 [Oct ’85], £9.95, 222pp, hc) Collection of 14 stories.

The Power of Time Josephine Saxton (Chatto & Windus 0-7011-2956-5, Aug ’85 [Oct ’85], £3.95, 222pp, pb) Paperback edition of the above.

The Christening Quest Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (Bantam 0-553-25122-8, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $2.95, 231pp, pb) [Argonia] Fantasy novel, sequel to Bronwyn’s Bane.

Whispers V ed. Stuart David Schiff (Doubleday 0-385-18944-3, Feb ’85, $11.95, 208pp, hc) Anthology of 14 stories of horror/fantasy; most are originals.

Twilight of the Gods: The First Name Dennis Schmidt (Ace 0-441-23929-3, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $2.95, 307pp, pb) [Twilight of the Gods] Fantasy novel, beginning of “the savage epic of ancient Yggdrasil.”

Wanderer Dennis Schmidt (Ace 0-441-87160-7, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $2.95, 202pp, pb) [Kensho] Sf novel, conclusion of the “Kensho” tetralogy. Zen and martial arts in space.

Way-Farer Dennis Schmidt (Ace 0-441-87421-5, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $2.95, 277pp, pb) [Kensho] Reissue (Ace 1978) sf novel, first in the “Kensho” series. 3rd printing.

The Lion Game James H. Schmitz (Ace 0-441-48434-4, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $2.75, 196pp, pb) [Telzey Amberdon; Trigger Argee] Reissue (DAW 1973) sf novel, the third book featuring Telzey Amberdon.

Cuts Carter Scholz (Chris Drumm, Oct ’85, $6.00, 56pp, pb) Collection of ten new stories and one reprint. This is the limited edition version, 126 signed/numbered copies with a stiff cover and an inset Scholz checklist and poem. The regular edition price is $2.50. Drumm Booklet #20.

Great Ghost Stories ed. Betty Ann Schwartz (S&S/Little Simon 0-671-60179-2, 1985 [Dec ’85], $6.95, 177pp, hc) Anthology of 15 eerie tales, illustrated by Paul Geiger.

Tom O’Bedlam’s Night Out, and Other Strange Excursions Darrell Schweitzer (W. Paul Ganley 0-932445-14-4, Nov ’85, $7.50, 191pp, pb) Collection of 18 stories and a poem, with illustrations by Stephen E. Fabian. This has also been announced in hc for $20.00 and a “very limited” signed, numbered slipcased edition for $35; we have seen neither.

Discovering Modern Horror Fiction I ed. Darrell Schweitzer (Starmont 0-916732-93-2, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $9.95, 156pp, pb) Non-fiction, anthology of critical essays on 12 horror writers (Russell Kirk, Stephen King, T. E.D. Klein, and others), plus a selected, annotated bibliography of critical studies in horror. This is also available in hardcover.

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