The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998


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Shadowrun: Striper Assassin Nyx Smith (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45254-2, Jun ’93 [May ’93], $4.99, 313pp, pb, cover by Romas) [Shadowrun] Fantasy novelization based on the Shadowrun game, with interior illustrations by Janet Aulisio. Packaged and copyrighted by FASA.


Wren to the Rescue Sherwood Smith (Dell Yearling 0-440-40773-7, Apr ’93 [Mar ’93], $3.50, 216pp, tp, cover by Jody A. Lee) [Wren] Reprint (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1990) young-adult fantasy of an orphan girl who discovers that her best friend is a Princess in hiding.


Wren’s Quest Sherwood Smith (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 0-15-200976-0, Apr ’93 [May ’93], $16.95, 199pp, hc, cover by Dennis Nolan) [Wren] Young-adult fantasy novel, sequel to Wren to the Rescue, about Wren’s search for her parentage, and the machinations of a sinister wizard.


The Phoenix in Flight Sherwood Smith & Dave Trowbridge (Tor 0-812-52024-6, Feb ’93 [Jan ’93], $4.99, 442pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) [Exordium] Sf novel, first book of the “Exordium” series. The black sheep son of a star emperor runs from his ceremonial duty, a crime punishable by death.


Ruler of Naught Sherwood Smith & Dave Trowbridge (Tor 0-812-52025-4, Oct ’93 [Sep ’93], $4.50, 470pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) [Exordium] Sf novel, second book of the “Exordium” series.


Dream Date Sinclair Smith (Scholastic 0-590-46126-5, Mar ’93 [Feb ’93], $3.25, 213pp, pb) Young-adult horror novel of a young girl whose dream lover becomes more and more real until he begins taking over her waking life.


The Magical Mimics in Oz Jack Snow (Books of Wonder 0-929605-09-8, May ’91 [Jan ’93], $11.95, tp, cover by Frank Kramer) [Oz] Reprint (Reilly & Lee 1946) children’s fantasy novel based on the characters created by L. Frank Baum, with illustrations by Frank Kramer. This is a facsimile edition. A 1991 book not seen until now.


The Vampire in Love Angela Sommer-Bodenburg (Pocket Minstrel 0-671-75877-2, Oct ’93 [Nov ’93], $2.99, 131pp, tp, cover by Jeffrey Lindberg) [Little Vampire] Reprint (Andersen Press 1986) young-adult humorous fantasy novel, fifth in the “Vampire” series. Illustrated by Amelie Glienke. English translation by Sarah Gibson of the German original Der Kleine Vampir und die Grosse Liebe (1985).


The Wizard’s Apprentice S. P. Somtow (Macmillan Atheneum 0-689-31576-7, Oct ’93 [Sep ’93], $14.95, 132pp, hc, cover by Nicholas Jainschigg) Young-adult humorous fantasy novel of a teenager in Encino offered the chance to become an immortal wizard’s apprentice. With illustrations by Nicholas Jainschigg. A “Dragonflight” book packaged by Byron Preiss Visual Publications. Recommended (SW).


Lost World II: The End of the Third World Márcio Souza (Avon 0-380-89829-2, Jul ’93 [Jun ’93], $12.00, 362pp, tp, cover by Richard Bober) Literary magic realist fantasy novel about the hunt through the Amazon jungles for that long-extinct creature the classical capitalist, with appearances by immortals and time-travelers. Originally published in Brazil as O Fim Do Terceiro Mundo (Marco Zero 1990). Translated from the Portuguese by Lana Santamaria.


The Child of Atwar Heather Spears (Beach Holme/Tesseract 0-88878-35-3, Apr ’93 [Aug ’93], $7.95, 265pp, tp, cover by Daniel Goldenberg) [Moonfall] Post-holocaust sf novel; sequel to Moonfall. Available from Beach Holme Publishers, 4252 Commerce Circle, Victoria BC V8Z 4M2 Canada.


No Other Love Flora Speer (Leisure Love Spell 0-505-51916-X, Dec ’93, $4.99, 395pp, pb) Futuristic romance. A ghostly woman appears to a member of an exploration team in a ruined city and fascinates him, particularly because she bears a striking resemblance to a fellow scientist.


The Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia Stephen J. Spignesi (Contemporary Books 0-8092-3818-7, Apr ’93 [Mar ’93], $21.95, 778pp, tp) Reprint (Popular Culture Ink 1991) non-fiction, reference book. A complete guide to everything that concerns Stephen King.


Bug Jack Barron Norman Spinrad (Easton Press, Feb ’93, no price, 327pp, hc) Reprint (Walker 1969) sf novel, with an introduction by James Blaylock and illustrations by Frank Kelly Freas. This special leatherbound gilt-edge edition is part of the “Masterpieces of Science Fiction” series and is available by subscription only.


Femala C. R. Spohrer (Dorrance Publishing 0-8059-3389-1, Sep ’93, $8.95, 140pp, tp, cover by Christopher Schreve) Sf novel of Earth being forced to come to terms with a female-dominated galaxy. A first novel. Available from Dorrance Publishing, 643 Smithfield St., Pittsburgh PA 15222.


The Genesis Shield Steven Spruill (Tor 0-812-53508-1, Dec ’93 [Nov ’93], $5.99, 374pp, pb) Reissue (Tor 1985) near-future political/medical thriller; second printing.


The Angel of Pain Brian Stableford (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-932-4, Aug ’93 [Jul ’93], $21.00, 396pp, hc) [David Lydyard] Alternate history dark fantasy novel about the activities of fallen angels on Earth, second book of the series begun in The Werewolves of London. First American edition (Simon & Schuster UK 1991).


The Empire of Fear Brian Stableford (Ballantine 0-345-37757-5, Oct ’93 [Sep ’93], $5.99, 469pp, pb) Reprint (Simon & Schuster UK 1988) alternate-world vampire novel set in a 17th century where Earth is ruled by a race of vampires.


Battletech: Assumption of Risk Michael A. Stackpole (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45283-6, Sep ’93 [Aug ’93], $4.99, 370pp, pb, cover by Boris Vallejo) [Battletech] Sf novelization based on the Battletech game, with interior illustrations by Liz Danforth. Packaged and copyrighted by FASA.


Ex Libris Miskatonici: A Catalogue of Selected Items from the Special Collections in the Miskatonic University Library Joan C. Stanley (Necronomicon Press 0-940884-56-9, Aug ’93, $7.95, 66pp, ph) Unique fiction piece, an annotated catalogue of books mentioned in the Cthulhu Mythos stories by Lovecraft and others, supposedly in the library of the fictional Miskatonic University. Available from Necronomicon Press, 101 Lockwood St., West Warwick RI 02893.


The Fifth Sacred Thing Starhawk (Bantam 0-553-09522-6, Jun ’93 [May ’93], $21.95, 486pp, hc, cover by Keith Batcheller) Utopian novel set in a 21st-century divided California in the throes of a North/South civil war. A first novel.


Shatterzone: Beyond the ’Zone Ed Stark (West End Games 0-87431-231-0, Apr ’93 [Jun ’93], $4.95, 348pp, tp, cover by Nick Smith) [Shatterzone] Sf novelization based on the “Shatterzone” game.


The Oathbound Wizard Christopher Stasheff (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34713-7, Mar ’93 [Feb ’93], $20.00, 392pp, hc, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Wizard in Rhyme] Humorous fantasy novel, sequel to Her Majesty’s Wizard.


The Oathbound Wizard Christopher Stasheff (SFBC #00912, Jul ’93 [Jun ’93], $9.98, 392pp, hc, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Wizard in Rhyme] Reprint (Del Rey 1993) fantasy novel, sequel to Her Majesty’s Wizard. Similar to the Del Rey edition except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.


The Oathbound Wizard Christopher Stasheff (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-38547-0, Sep ’93 [Aug ’93], $5.99, 398pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Wizard in Rhyme] Reprint (Del Rey 1993) humorous fantasy novel, sequel to Her Majesty’s Wizard.


Sir Harold and the Monkey King Christopher Stasheff (Wildside Press 1-880448-23-8, Jun ’93, $15.00, 76pp, hc) [Harold Shea] A Harold Shea story featuring L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt’s classic character. This originally appeared in The Enchanter Reborn. This is a 100-copy signed numbered hardcover edition. A 26-copy lettered edition ($30.00) was announced but not seen. Order from Wildside Press, 37 Fillmore St., Newark NJ 07105.


A Wizard in Absentia Christopher Stasheff (Ace 0-441-51569-X, Mar ’93 [Feb ’93], $4.99, 263pp, pb, cover by Ciruelo Cabral) [Warlock: Rogue Wizard] Sf novel, 13th book in the long-running mostly humorous “Warlock” series.


Wing Commander: End Run Christopher Stasheff & William R. Forstchen (Baen 0-671-72200-X, Jan ’94 [Dec ’93], $4.99, 310pp, pb, cover by Paul Alexander) [Wing Commander] Sf novelization based on a computer game, second book of a series. Copyrighted by ORIGIN Systems, Inc.


Summer Lightning Wendy Corsi Staub (HarperPaperbacks 0-06-106778-4, Jul ’93, $3.50, 229pp, pb) Young-adult horror novel of a girl torn between her living boyfriend and a dead boy’s ghost. Packaged by Daniel Weiss Associates, and copyrighted by both the author and the packager.


A Wizard’s Dozen: Stories of the Fantastic ed. Michael Stearns (Harcourt Brace 0-15-200965-5, Nov ’93 [Oct ’93], $16.95, 186pp, hc, cover by Michael Hussar) Young-adult original anthology of 13 fantasy stories. The paperback edition referred to on the copyright page does not exist.


Tankwar VI: Desert Prey Larry Steelbaugh (Berkley 0-425-13796-1, Apr ’93 [Mar ’93], $3.99, 167pp, pb) [Tankwar] Post-holocaust sf adventure novel, sixth book of a series.


Rude Astronauts Allen Steele (Old Earth Books 1-882968-01-8, Apr ’93, $13.00, 243pp, tp, cover by Don Maitz) Collection of 15 sf stories with NASA photographs as interior illustrations. A hardcover limited, signed 100-copy edition (-00-X, $85.00) was announced but not seen. First American edition (Legend 1993). Order from Old Earth Books, PO Box 19951, Baltimore MD 21211.


The Afterlife of George Cartwright John Steffler (Holt 0-8050-2462-X, May ’93, $22.50, 296pp, hc, cover by Raquel Jaramillo) Literary novel told from the point-of-view of the ghost of 18th-century Labrador explorer George Cartwright. First American edition (McClelland & Stewart 1992).


The World Is Round Gertrude Stein (Shambhala/Barefoot Books 1-56957-905-9, Sep ’93 [Oct ’93], $6.00, 145pp, hc, cover by Roberta Arenson) Reprint (William R. Scott 1939) children’s fable, with new illustrations by Roberta Arenson and a preface by series editor Jonathan Cott. This is a minature (8x12 cm.) book.


Twisted Dragon Kevin Stein (Ace 0-441-83326-8, Apr ’93 [Mar ’93], $4.50, 187pp, pb, cover by Erik Olson) [Elfwood] Fantasy novel, third book of the “Elfwood” series. Packaged and copyrighted by Bill Fawcett & Associates.


Night Cries Barbara Steiner (Avon Flare 0-380-76990-5, Feb ’93 [Jan ’93], $3.50, 132pp, pb) Young-adult horror novel. 13 people are stranded on an island haunted by the murderous dead.


The Phantom Barbara Steiner (Scholastic 0-590-46425-6, Oct ’93, $3.50, 198pp, pb) Young-adult horror novel of a high school quarterback who shows up for a pep rally — even though he’s dead.


Mysterious Cat Stories ed. John Richard Stephens & Kim Smith (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-948-0, Jun ’93 [Jul ’93], $19.95, 303pp, hc) Anthology of 26 ghost and horror stories (both fiction and pseudo-non-fiction) concerning cats, from sources as varied as Lovecraft and an anonymous contributor to the San Francisco Examiner. This also includes editor Stephens’ rewritten version of William Baldwin’s 1553 story, Beware the Cat.


Snow Crash Neal Stephenson (Bantam Spectra 0-553-56261-4, May ’93 [Apr ’93], $5.99, 468pp, pb, cover by Bruce Jensen) Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1992) cyberpunk/black comedy sf novel set in a bizarre future where Americans excel at delivering pizzas and most people spend more time in cyberspace than in real life.


The Hacker Crackdown: Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier Bruce Sterling (Bantam 0-553-56370-X, Dec ’93 [Nov ’93], $5.99, 316pp, pb, cover by Kirschner Caroff) Reprint (Bantam 1992) associational non-fiction, an account of the Federal crackdown on illegal hacking activity.


Backyard Dragon Betsy & Samuel Sterman (HarperCollins 0-06-020783-3, Jun ’93 [Aug ’93], $14.00, 189pp, hc, cover by David Wenzel) Young-adult fantasy novel of a 15th-century Welsh dragon who finds itself in modern New Jersey. Illustrations by David Wenzel.


The Death and Life of Superman Roger Stern (Bantam Spectra 0-553-09582-X, Sep ’93 [Aug ’93], $19.95, 416pp, hc) [Superman] Novelization based on and considerably expanded from the “death of Superman” issues of the comic book.


The Death and Life of Superman Roger Stern (SFBC #02262, Dec ’93 [Nov ’93], $9.98, 416pp, hc) [Superman] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1993) novelization based on and considerably expanded from the death of Superman issues of the comic book. Similar to the Bantam Spectra edition except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.


The Complete Shorter Fiction Robert Louis Stevenson (Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0022-X, Dec ’93, $14.95, 664pp, tp, cover by J. A. Grimshaw) Reprint (Robinson 1991) complete collection of all of Stevenson’s shorter work, including much fantasy, edited by Peter Stoneley.


Belladonna Michael Stewart (HarperPaperbacks 0-06-109065-4, Aug ’93, $5.50, 465pp, pb, cover by Max Ginsberg) Reprint (HarperCollins 1992) horror novel. A 300-year-old murderess appears to come to life in present day Virginia, where she stalks a newly-married historian researching a 17th-century alchemist.


Nobody’s Son Sean Stewart (Maxwell Macmillan Canada 0-02-954181-6, Nov ’93 [Dec ’93], C$10.95, 233pp, tp, cover by Stephen Hutchings) Fantasy novel about a common man in love with a princess. A hardcover edition (-954160-3, C$15.95) was announced but not seen. This is a Canadian edition.


Passion Play Sean Stewart (Ace 0-441-65241-7, Dec ’93 [Nov ’93], $4.50, 194pp, pb, cover by Keith Birdsong) Sf thriller set in a near future where the US is ruled by an out-of-control religious right. First US edition (Beach Holme/Tesseract 1992).


Starsea Invaders: First Action G. Harry Stine (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45269-0, Aug ’93 [Jul ’93], $4.99, 304pp, pb) [Starsea Invaders] Sf novel, first book of a new series. Captain Corry of the US sub Shenandoah investigates missing persons on a small Pacific island and discovers an alien force is causing them to vanish.


The Dead Girl Friend R. L. Stine (Scholastic 0-590-45387-4, Aug ’93, $3.50, 182pp, pb) Horror novel of a teenage girl whose new boyfriend has a jealous but dead girl already.


The Fear Street Saga #1: The Betrayal R. L. Stine (Pocket Archway 0-671-86831-4, Aug ’93 [Nov ’93], $3.99, 161pp, pb, cover by Bill Schmidt) Young-adult horror novel, first book of a trilogy that explains the background of Fear Street.


The Fear Street Saga #2: The Secret R. L. Stine (Pocket Archway 0-671-86832-2, Sep ’93 [Nov ’93], $3.99, 147pp, pb, cover by Bill Schmidt) Young-adult horror novel, second book of a trilogy.


The Fear Street Saga #3: The Burning R. L. Stine (Pocket Archway 0-671-86833-0, Oct ’93 [Nov ’93], $3.99, 179pp, pb, cover by Bill Schmidt) Young-adult horror novel, third book of a trilogy.


The Anvil S. M. Stirling & David Drake (Baen 0-671-72171-2, Jun ’93 [May ’93], $4.99, 301pp, pb, cover by Paul Alexander) [General] Military sf novel, third book of “The General” series.


The Steel S. M. Stirling & David Drake (Baen 0-671-72189-5, Oct ’93 [Sep ’93], $5.99, 302pp, pb, cover by Paul Alexander) [General] Military sf novel, fourth book of “The General” series.


Manhattan Transfer John Stith (Tor 0-312-85285-1, Jul ’93 [Jun ’93], $21.95, 381pp, hc, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) Sf novel of Manhattan kidnapped by aliens.


Manhattan Transfer John Stith (SFBC #01573, Sep ’93 [Aug ’93], $10.98, 381pp, hc, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) Reprint (Tor 1993) sf novel of Manhattan kidnapped by aliens. Similar to the Tor edition except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.


The Spider #5 Grant Stockbridge (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-986-3, Apr ’93 [Mar ’93], $4.95, 317pp, pb) [Richard Wentworth (The Spider)] Collection of two “Spider” pulp adventure novellas originally published in The Spider Magazine in 1937 and 1940.


The Spider #6 Grant Stockbridge (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-987-1, Jun ’93 [May ’93], $4.95, 317pp, pb) [Richard Wentworth (The Spider)] Collection of two “Spider” pulp adventure novellas originally published in The Spider Magazine in 1939 and 1940.


The Spider #7 Grant Stockbridge (Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0039-4, Oct ’93 [Sep ’93], $5.95, 317pp, pb) [Richard Wentworth (The Spider)] Collection of two “Spider” pulp adventure novellas originally published in The Spider Magazine in 1935 and 1936.


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