The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Discovering Stephen King ed. Darrell Schweitzer (Starmont 0-930261-06-2, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $9.95, 219pp, pb) Non-fiction, anthology of critical essays on King and his works, plus synopses and a bibliography. Also available in hardcover (-07-0, $17.95). [Stephen King]

Exploring Fantasy Worlds ed. Darrell Schweitzer (Borgo Press 0-89370-262-5, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $6.95, 112pp, pb) Non-fiction; criticism. Essays by Moorcock, de Camp, Leiber, and others, some original while others first appeared in magazines. A hardcover version is also available for $14.95.

The Centaur in the Garden Moacyr Scliar (Ballantine Available Press 0-345-31669-X, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $5.95, 215pp, pb) The first English-language edition (translated by Margaret A. Neves) of O Centauro No Jardin (Editoria Nova Fronteira S.A. 1980). Fantasy novel about a Brazilian Jewish centaur. As the hero gradually leaves centaur-hood behind him, it becomes more and more mainstream. The New York Times review aptly labeled it “Yuppies with fetlocks.” Offbeat, but pretty lightweight. (FCM)

Five Twelfths of Heaven Melissa Scott (Baen 0-671-55952-4, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $2.95, 339pp, pb) [Silence Leigh] Sf novel. Good combination of science and quasi-magic keeps this space opera entertaining despite some cliches of character. Recommended. (DLN)

Winter of Magic’s Return Pamela F. Service (Atheneum 0-689-31130-3, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $14.95, 192pp, hc) [Winter of Magic’s Return] Young-adult fantasy novel: Merlin reborn in a post-holocaust world of magic. It may be a first novel.

Orbitsville Departure Bob Shaw (DAW 0-88677-030-0, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $2.95, 252pp, pb) [Orbitsville] Reprint (Gollancz 1983) sf novel, sequel to Orbitsville.

The Peace Machine Bob Shaw (Gollancz 0-575-03582-X, May ’85 [Apr ’85], £7.95, 160pp, hc) Revised, updated version of the sf novel Ground Zero Man (Avon 1971).

In Yana, the Touch of Undying Michael Shea (DAW 0-88677-080-7, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $3.50, 318pp, pb) Fantasy novel in the Vancian mode, with more than a touch of horror.

Dimension of Miracles Robert Sheckley (Gollancz 0-575-03706-7, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], £8.95, 190pp, hc) Reissue (Dell 1968) humorous sf novel.

Journey Beyond Tomorrow Robert Sheckley (Gollancz 0-575-03707-5, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], £8.95, 189pp, hc) Reissue (NAL/Signet 1962) humorous sf novel, third Gollancz printing.

Mindswap Robert Sheckley (Gollancz 0-575-03705-9, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], £8.95, 216pp, hc) Reissue (Delacorte 1966) humorous sf novel.

Between the Strokes of Night Charles Sheffield (Baen 0-671-55977-X, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $3.50, 346pp, pb) Sf novel. Sheffield’s best hard science novel so far. Recommended. (CNB)

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Second Edition ed. Leslie A. Shepard (Gale 0-8103-0196-2, Aug ’85 [Oct ’85], $245.00, 3 vols., 1,617pp, hc) Non-fiction, reference book of interest as a tool for writers. Revised, updated edition of “a compendium of information on the occult sciences, magic, demonology, superstitions, spiritism, mysticism, metaphysics, psychical science, and parapsychology.”

Cats Have No Lord Will Shetterly (Ace 0-441-09493-7, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $2.75, 224pp, pb) Fantasy novel; a first novel.

Liavek ed. Will Shetterly & Emma Bull (Ace 0-441-48180-9, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $2.95, 274pp, pb) [Liavek] Original anthology set in the fantasy city Liavek. Another “Thieves’ World” clone. The background is more interesting than the essentially one-note stories, though the Wolfe does stand out. (FCM)

Eclipse John Shirley (Bluejay 0-312-94130-7, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $8.95, 339pp, pb) [Song Called Youth] Sf novel, first volume in the “Punk saga” of “A Song Called Youth”.

With Fate Conspire Mike Shupp (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32549-4, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $2.95, 306pp, pb) [Destiny Makers] Sf novel, Book One of “The Destiny Makers,” a time war series. A first novel.

Moonsinger’s Friends ed. Susan M. Shwartz (Bluejay 0-312-94325-3, Jun ’85 [Jul ’85], $16.95, 342pp, hc) Original anthology of fantasy stories dedicated to Andre Norton.

Moonsinger’s Friends ed. Susan M. Shwartz (Bluejay 0-312-94326-1, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $8.95, 342pp, pb) Paperback edition of the above.

Whalesong Robert Siegel (Berkley 0-425-08272-5, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $2.75, 143pp, pb) Reprint (Crossway 1981) fantasy novel.

C.A.D.S. [by Ryder Syvertsen & Jan Stacy] John Sievert (Zebra 0-8217-1641-7, Nov ’85, $3.50, 398pp, pb) [C.A.D.S.] Sf war novel of the “Computerized Attack/Defense System”. They are the “high-tech soldiers of tomorrow, fighting for America’s survival.”

The Conglomeroid Cocktail Party Robert Silverberg (Gollancz 0-575-03544-7, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], £8.95, 284pp, hc) Reprint (Arbor House 1984) collection. First British edition.

The Conglomeroid Cocktail Party Robert Silverberg (Bantam Spectra 0-553-25077-9, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $2.95, 317pp, pb) Reprint (Arbor House 1984) collection of the 16 short stories Silverberg wrote between 1980 and 1982. Recommended. (CNB)

Gilgamesh the King Robert Silverberg (Bantam Spectra 0-553-25250-X, Nov ’85 [Sep ’85], $3.95, 306pp, pb) [Gilgamesh] Reprint (Arbor House 1984) historical novel with elements of fantasy.

Needle in a Timestack Robert Silverberg (Ace 0-441-56872-6, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $2.95, 180pp, pb) Reprint (Sphere 1979) collection, following the revised Sphere edition. The original version appeared from Ballantine in 1966, but about half the stories are different here. This is the first American edition of the revision.

Next Stop the Stars Robert Silverberg (Tor 0-812-55462-0, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $2.95, 213pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1962) collection of 5 stories. As a “bonus,” to fill up the short book, there is also the first three chapters of Master of Life and Death, coming soon from Tor.

Sailing to Byzantium Robert Silverberg (Underwood-Miller 0-88733-007-X, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $35.00, 114pp, hc) 250-copy signed/numbered/boxed edition. The first book version of a novella. The trade edition (-008-8) is available for $12.95.

Shadrach in the Furnace Robert Silverberg (Baen 0-671-55956-7, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $2.95, 286pp, pb) Reprint (Bobbs-Merrill 1976) sf novel, one of his best books. Recommended. (CNB)

The Silent Invaders Robert Silverberg (Tor 0-812-55460-4, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $2.95, 216pp, pb) Although the title only mentions The Silent Invaders (Ace 1963), this is actually an omnibus which also contains the 1957 novella “Valley Beyond Time” (not to be confused with the collection of the same name).

Tom O’Bedlam Robert Silverberg (Donald I. Fine 0-917657-31-4, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $16.95, 320pp, hc) Sf novel set in a near-future fragmented U.S.A.

Tom O’Bedlam Robert Silverberg (QPB/Donald I. Fine, Nov ’85 [Dec ’85], $8.95, 320pp, pb) Reprint (Fine 1985) sf novel, identical to the hardcover except for the jacket printed as the paperback cover.

Up the Line Robert Silverberg (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32585-0, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $2.95, 250pp, pb) Reissue (Ballantine 1969) sf novel. Sixth printing; there are 239,000 in print.

The Time Travelers: A Science Fiction Quartet ed. Robert Silverberg & Martin H. Greenberg (Donald I. Fine 0-917657-34-9, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $16.95, 284pp, hc) Anthology of four novellas.

The Time Travelers: A Science Fiction Quartet ed. Robert Silverberg & Martin H. Greenberg (Primus/Fine 0-917657-66-7, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $3.95, 284pp, pb) Paperback edition of the above.

Way Station Clifford D. Simak (SFBC #5710, Nov ’85, $4.98, 182pp, hc) Reprint (Doubleday 1963) sf novel. This one was a Hugo winner.

Song of Kali Dan Simmons (Bluejay 0-312-94408-X, Nov ’85 [Dec ’85], $15.95, 311pp, hc) Dark fantasy novel set in Calcutta. A first novel. Recommended. (FCM)

The Third Target Book of Horror ed. Kurt Singer (Target 0-426-20154-X, 1985, £1.60, 142pp, pb) Stories from Tales from the Unknown (W.H. Allen 1970), Ghouls and Ghosts (W.H. Allen 1972), Satanic Omnibus (W.H. Allen 1973), Gothic Horror Book (W.H. Allen 1974), and They Are Posessed (W.H. Allen 1976).

Horsemaster Marilyn Singer (Atheneum/Argo 0-689-31102-8, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $13.95, 179pp, hc) Young-adult fantasy novel.

Donovan’s Brain Curt Siodmak (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-154-4, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $3.50, 160pp, pb) [Dr. Patrick Cory] Reprint (Knopf 1942) sf novel.

William S. Burroughs Jennie Skerl (Twayne 0-8057-7438-6, 1985 [Dec ’85], $15.95, 127pp, hc) Non-fiction, critical study. [William S. Burroughs]

Fright Night John M. Skipp & Craig Spector (Tor 0-812-52564-7, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $2.95, 250pp, pb) Novelization of a horror movie script by Tom Holland.

Star Trek: Death’s Angel Kathleen Sky (Bantam Spectra 0-553-24983-5, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $2.95, 213pp, pb) [Star Trek] Reissue (Bantam 1981) Star Trek novel. 4th printing.

Star Trek: Vulcan! Kathleen Sky (Bantam Spectra 0-553-24633-X, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $2.95, 175pp, pb) [Star Trek] Reissue (Bantam 1978) Star Trek novel. 5th printing.

Witchdame Kathleen Sky (Berkley 0-425-07449-8, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $2.95, 323pp, pb) Fantasy novel, first of a series.

Tik-Tok John Sladek (DAW 0-88677-048-3, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $2.95, 254pp, pb) Reprint (Gollancz 1983) sf novel, first U.S. edition. This novel of a robot whose “Asimov circuit” goes wild won the 1984 British SF Award.

Fingers William Sleator (Bantam Starfire 0-553-25004-3, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $2.50, 197pp, pb) Reprint (Atheneum 1983) young-adult sf novel.

Singularity William Sleator (Dutton 0-525-44161-1, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $12.95, 170pp, hc) Young-adult sf novel.

The Trouble on Janus Alfred Slote (Lippincott 0-397-32158-9, Oct ’85, $11.50, 121pp, hc) [Robot Buddy] Young-adult sf novel in the series about Jack Jameson and his robot buddy Danny One. Illustrations by James Watts.

Shadows of the Magic Lamp: Fantasy and Science Fiction in Film ed. George E. Slusser & Eric S. Rabkin (Southern Illinois University Press 0-8093-1150-X, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $19.95, 259pp, hc) 14 essays presented at the 4th Eaton Conference, covering sf, fantasy, and the cinema.

The Sorcery Within Dave Smeds (Ace 0-441-77557-8, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $2.95, 295pp, pb) [Sorcery Within] Fantasy novel, a first novel.

The Best of Cordwainer Smith Cordwainer Smith (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32302-5, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $3.50, 377pp, pb) Reissue (SFBC 1975) collection edited by John J. Pierce. The one Smith book to read if you haven’t read any. Recommended. (CNB) 3rd Del Rey printing.

The Instrumentality of Mankind Cordwainer Smith (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32301-7, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $2.95, 238pp, pb) [Instrumentality of Mankind] Reissue (Del Rey 1979) collection. 2nd Del Rey printing.

Norstrilia Cordwainer Smith (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32300-9, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $2.95, 277pp, pb) [Instrumentality of Mankind] Reissue (Del Rey 1975) omnibus sf novel. Contains the complete text of the connected novels The Planet Buyer (1964) and The Underpeople (1968). The only novel (under this name) by one of the most individual writers in the field. Recommended. (CNB)

The Skylark of Space E. E. “Doc” Smith (Berkley 0-425-08636-4, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $2.75, 159pp, pb) [Skylark (Seaton, Crane et al)] Reissue (Buffalo Book Co 1946) sf novel, first in the “Skylark” series. 5th Berkley printing.

Revolt of the Galaxy E. E. “Doc” Smith & Stephen Goldin (Berkley 0-425-07675-X, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $2.75, 186pp, pb) [Family d’Alembert] Sf novel, #10 in the “Family d’Alembert” series, based on work by “Doc” Smith, written by Goldin.

The Copy Shop Evelyn E. Smith (Doubleday 0-385-03822-4, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $12.95, 178pp, hc) Sf novel. Aliens land in New York and nobody notices.

The Gallatin Divergence L. Neil Smith (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-30383-0, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $2.95, 223pp, pb) [North American Confederacy] Sf novel, part of a parallel-world series about the North American Confederacy.

Lost in the Rentharpian Hills: Spanning the Decades with Carl Jacobi R. Dixon Smith (Bowling Green University Popular Press 0-87972-288-6, Sep ’85 [Oct ’85], $8.95, 146pp, pb) Non-fiction, biography and bibliography of a Weird Tales writer, illustrated with photos and magazine artwork. [Carl Jacobi]

Lost in the Rentharpian Hills: Spanning the Decades with Carl Jacobi R. Dixon Smith (Bowling Green University Popular Press 0-87972-287-8, Sep ’85 [Oct ’85], $17.95, 146pp, hc) Hardcover version of the above. [Carl Jacobi]

Snow-Eyes Stephanie Smith (Atheneum/Argo 0-689-31129-X, Sep ’85, $13.95, 185pp, hc) [Snow-Eyes] Young-adult fantasy novel, a first novel. Well-written with haunting atmosphere, but the plot is weak. Keep an eye out for Smith’s next book. (DLN)

Tomb Seven Gene Snyder (Charter 0-441-81643-6, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $3.50, 279pp, pb) Adventure/horror/fantasy novel.

And All Between Zilpha Keatley Snyder (Tor 0-812-55478-7, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $2.95, 252pp, pb) [Green-Sky] Reprint (Atheneum 1976) sf novel, second in the “Green Sky” trilogy.

Below the Root Zilpha Keatley Snyder (Tor 0-812-55476-0, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $2.95, 253pp, pb) [Green-Sky] Reprint (Atheneum 1975) sf novel, first book of the “Green-Sky” trilogy.

The Headless Cupid Zilpha Keatley Snyder (Dell Yearling 0-440-43507-2, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $3.25, 203pp, pb) Reprint (Atheneum 1971) young-adult novel, a ghost story about a poltergeist; a Newbery Honor Book.

Until the Celebration Zilpha Keatley Snyder (Tor 0-812-55480-9, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $2.95, 254pp, pb) [Green-Sky] Reprint (Atheneum 1977) sf novel, the Third Book of Green Sky.

Vampire Junction S. P. Somtow (Berkley 0-425-07746-2, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $3.50, 362pp, pb) [Timmy Valentine] Reprint (Donning 1984) horror/fantasy novel. The author is Somtow Sucharitkul.

Child of Fortune Norman Spinrad (Bantam Spectra 0-553-5089-3, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $16.95, 483pp, hc) [Void Captain’s Tale] Sf novel. A companion volume (but not a sequel) to The Void Captain’s Tale.

Child of Fortune Norman Spinrad (SFBC #6291, Oct ’85 [Nov ’85], $6.50, 467pp, hc) [Void Captain’s Tale] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1985) sf novel. A companion volume to The Void Captain’s Tale.

The Mind Game Norman Spinrad (Bantam Spectra 0-553-25061-2, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $3.50, 342pp, pb) Reprint (Jove 1980) novel. Non-sf, set in Hollywood, listed for Spinrad completists only.

Songs from the Stars Norman Spinrad (Bantam Spectra 0-553-24879-0, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $2.95, 275pp, pb) Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1980) sf novel about hippies and ’60s values in the future.

The Black Beast Nancy Springer (Corgi 0-552-12428-1, 1985 [Sep ’85], £1.75, 207pp, pb) [Book of the Isle] Reprint (Timescape 1982) fantasy novel.

The Sable Moon Nancy Springer (Corgi 0-552-12427-3, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], £1.95, 264pp, pb) [Book of the Isle] Reprint (Pocket 1981) fantasy novel, conclusion of the “Book of the Isle” trilogy. First British edition.

The Silver Sun Nancy Springer (Pocket 0-671-61117-8, Dec ’85, $3.50, 292pp, pb) [Book of the Isle] Reissue (Pocket 1980) fantasy novel, Vol. II of “Book of the Isles”. This is a revised version of The Book of Suns (Pocket 1977).

The White Hart Nancy Springer (Pocket 0-671-60683-2, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $3.50, 222pp, pb) [Book of the Isle] Reissue (Pocket 1979) fantasy novel.

Wings of Flame Nancy Springer (Tor 0-312-93932-9, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $13.95, 252pp, hc) Fantasy quest novel.

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