The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Godwars Book 3: Wild Magic Angus Wells (Bantam 0-553-29130-0, Jun ’93 [May ’93], $5.50, 518pp, pb, cover by Kevin Tweddell) [Godwars] Fantasy novel, third book of the “Godwars” series. Three warriors pursue a wizard threatening to awaken a mad god and provoke the apocalypse. Listed as the final novel in the series.

The Earth Saver Catherine Wells (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-37464-9, Oct ’93 [Sep ’93], $5.99, 362pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Children of Earth] Sf novel of a woman who returns to the long-abandoned Earth to discover the fate of a missing starship; third, and final, volume in the “Children of Earth” trilogy.

A Critical Edition of The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells (Indiana University Press 0-253-32853-5, Aug ’93, $35.00, 319pp, hc, cover by Matt Williamson) The corrected text of Wells’ classic novel (Heinemann 1898), with an introduction and notes by David Y. Hughes and Harry M. Geduld. Also included are annotations, maps, commentary on radio and film adaptations, essays on pre-publication and post-publication treatment of the text, and related non-fiction pieces by Wells. Order from Indiana University Press, 601 N. Morton St., Bloomington IN 47404.

The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells (Tor 0-812-50515-8, Feb ’93 [Jan ’93], $2.50, 204pp, pb, cover by Alan Gutierrez) Reissue (Heinemann 1898) classic sf novel; second printing.

The Island of Dr. Moreau: A Variorum Text H. G. Wells & Robert M. Philmus, ed. (University of Georgia Press 0-8203-1411-0, Mar ’93, $40.00, 240pp, hc, cover by Edwin Landseer) The text of Wells’ classic novel (Heinemann 1896), edited and with an introduction by Robert M. Philmus. Also included are detailed descriptions and comments on manuscript deviations, two Wells essays relating to the novel, plus material on fiction influenced by and stage and screen adaptations of The Island of Doctor Moreau. Order from The University of Georgia Press, Athens GA 30602.

The Element of Fire Martha Wells (Tor 0-312-85374-2, Jul ’93 [Jun ’93], $23.95, 413pp, hc, cover by Eric Peterson) [Element of Fire] Fantasy adventure novel of a magical threat to a peaceful kingdom. A first novel.

Haphazard House Mary Wesley (Overlook Press 0-87951-470-1, Jun ’93, $14.95, 144pp, hc, cover by Andrew Moore & Anna Nebor) Young-adult fantasy novel of a family that moves onto a run-down estate where time is fluid. First American edition (UK 1983).

The Call and Other Stories Robert Westall (Viking 0-670-82484-4, May ’93 [Apr ’93], $13.00, 119pp, hc) Collection of six supernatural stories. This is actually a second printing of the Viking UK edition with US, UK, and Canadian prices on the jacket. First American edition (Viking UK 1989).

Demons and Shadows: The Ghostly Best of Robert Westall Robert Westall (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 0-374-31768-2, Oct ’93, $16.00, 264pp, hc, cover by Michael Chesworth) Collection of 11 ghost stories for young-adults, one original. A couple of the stories originally appeared in Westall’s adult ghost story collection Antique Dust. This is the first of two projected volumes.

In Camera and Other Stories Robert Westall (Scholastic 0-590-45920-1, Feb ’93 [Jan ’93], $13.95, 152pp, hc, cover by Tim O’Brien) Collection of five young adult fantasy/horror stories. First American edition (Pan Macmillan 1992).

The Stones of Muncaster Cathedral Robert Westall (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 0-374-37263-2, May ’93 [Apr ’93], $11.00, 97pp, hc, cover by Bob Harvey) Horror novella published for young adults about an ancient evil built into the very stones of an English cathedral. This originally appeared in a British collection with the same title (Viking UK 1991). Recommended (SW).

Yaxley’s Cat Robert Westall (Scholastic 0-590-45176-6, Dec ’93 [Nov ’93], $3.25, 147pp, pb) Reprint (Macmillan UK 1991) young-adult horror thriller.

Humans Donald E. Westlake (Warner/Mysterious Press 0-446-40094-7, Apr ’93 [May ’93], $4.99, 335pp, pb, cover by Wilson McLean) Reprint (Mysterious Press 1992) fantasy novel of an angel sent by God to bring about Armageddon.

Calling All Monsters Chris Westwood (HarperCollins 0-06-022461-4, Apr ’93 [May ’93], $15.00, 218pp, hc, cover by Lambert Davis) Young-adult fantasy novel of a young girl haunted by the monsters in her favorite horror writer’s books, who come to life and stalk her. First American edition (Viking Kestrel UK 1990).

He Came from the Shadows Chris Westwood (Fawcett Juniper 0-449-70430-0, Feb ’93 [Jan ’93], $3.99, 184pp, pb) Reprint (Viking Kestrel 1989 as A Light in the Black) young-adult dark fantasy.

Jaydium Deborah Wheeler (DAW 0-88677-556-6, May ’93 [Apr ’93], $4.99, 352pp, pb, cover by Vincent Di Fate) Sf novel of two miners from a remote planet who are accidentally shot back in time to an earlier culture on their world. A first novel.

The Art of Michael Whelan Michael Whelan (Bantam Spectra 0-553-07447-4, Oct ’93, $60.00, 201pp, hc, cover by Michael Whelan) Art book, a collection of Whelan’s work, with both full-color and black-&-white illustrations, plus a gallery of his more personal work. The text includes interviews conducted by Anne McCaffrey and David Cherry.

The Nomad Queen James Gordon White (Leisure 0-8439-3437-9, Apr ’93, $4.50, 319pp, pb, cover by Jael) [Nomad Queen] Fantasy novel, first book of a new series about a defeated queen on a quest to liberate her people. This ends in a literal cliffhanger, with crumbling soil yet.

The Disinherited Steve White (Baen 0-671-72194-1, Nov ’93 [Oct ’93], $4.99, 266pp, pb, cover by Paul Alexander) [Disinherited] Sf novel of the imminent approach of warlike aliens to a near-future Earth where the US Space Force is mankind’s only defense.

After the Darkness ed. Stanley Wiater (Maclay & Associates 0-940776-28-6, Mar ’93 [Feb ’93], $50.00, 239pp, hc) Original anthology of 17 horror stories, with an introduction by the editor. This is a signed slipcased 750-copy limited edition. Available from Maclay & Associates, PO Box 16253, Baltimore MD 21210.

The Arabian Nights ed. Kate Douglas Wiggin & Nora A. Smith (Macmillan/Scribner’s 0-684-19589-5, Nov ’93 [Dec ’93], $25.00, 344pp, hc, cover by Maxfield Parrish) Reprint (Scribner’s 1909) collection of ten Arabian Nights stories, with illustrations by Maxfield Parrish.

Angel Kiss Kelley Wilde (Dell Abyss 0-440-20728-2, May ’93 [Apr ’93], $4.99, 370pp, pb) Horror novel of two Atlanta men who join a dating service to match up with Asian women, only to find that their new brides are monstrous killers.

The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde (Holt 0-8050-1009-2, Mar ’93 [May ’93], $19.95, 183pp, hc, cover by Michael Hague) Collection of nine Wilde fairy tales, with full-color illustrations by Michael Hague.

The Dark Door Kate Wilhelm (Leisure 0-8439-3416-6, May ’93 [Apr ’93], $4.50, 343pp, pb) [Charlie Meiklejohn; Constance Leidl] Reprint (St. Martin’s 1988) associational mystery novel featuring Charlie Meiklejohn and Constance Leidl. Except for ISBN and imprint, this is identical to the 1989 Tudor edition.

Justice for Some Kate Wilhelm (St. Martin’s 0-312-09319-5, Aug ’93 [Jul ’93], $18.95, 260pp, hc, cover by Lawrence Ratzkin) Associational thriller about a judge who suspects that there is a killer in her immediate family.

Sister Water Nancy Willard (Knopf 0-679-40702-2, Jun ’93 [May ’93], $21.00, 255pp, hc) Literary fantasy novel of an old woman who renews her childhood acquaintance with the angel of death.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Nancy Willard (Scholastic/Blue Sky Press 0-590-47329-8, Oct ’93, $15.95, unpaginated, hc, cover by Leo & Diane Dillon) Children’s picture book, a retelling of the fairy tale in verse by Willard, with full-color illustrations by the Dillons.

Telling Time: Angels, Ancestors, and Stories Nancy Willard (Harcourt Brace 0-15-693130-3, Oct ’93 [Sep ’93], $12.95, 267pp, tp) Non-fiction collection of 13 pieces, including essays, an interview, and Willard’s Newbery Award acceptance speech.

The Well-Favored Man Elizabeth Willey (Tor 0-312-85590-7, Oct ’93 [Sep ’93], $23.95, 447pp, hc, cover by Wayne Barlowe) [Well-Favored Man] Fantasy novel with sf elements about a small kingdom ruled by a young prince bedevilled by monsters, dragons, and aliens. A first novel.

The Lifted Veil: The Book of Fantastic Literature by Women ed. A. Susan Williams (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-913-8, Feb ’93 [Jan ’93], $28.00, 566pp, hc) Anthology of 33 classic fantasy stories by women writers, with an introduction by the editor. First American edition (Xanadu 1992).

Love Spell Karen Williams (Rising Tide Press 0-9628938-2-X, Aug ’93 [Oct ’93], $9.95, 193pp, tp) Lesbian romantic fantasy about a veterinarian who falls in love with a woman from another world.

Dragonlance: Before the Mask Michael & Teri Williams (TSR 1-56076-583-6, Apr ’93 [Mar ’93], $4.95, 312pp, tp, cover by Jeff Easley) [DragonLance: Villains] Fantasy novelization based on the “Dragonlance” game, first book of the “Dragonlance Villains” series.

The Loch Moose Monster: More Stories from Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine ed. Sheila Williams (Delacorte 0-385-30600-8, Mar ’93, $16.00, 285pp, hc, cover by Joel Iskowitz) Anthology of 14 stories that originally appeared in Asimov’s, with a foreword by Joan D. Vinge and an afterword by the editor.

The Dragonbone Chair Tad Williams (DAW 0-88677-384-9, Mar ’93, $5.99, 783pp, pb, cover by Michael Whelan) [Memory, Sorrow & Thorn] Reissue (DAW 1988) fantasy novel, first book of “Memory, Sorrow & Thorn”; fifth printing.

To Green Angel Tower Tad Williams (DAW 0-88677-521-3, Mar ’93 [Feb ’93], $25.00, 1083pp, hc, cover by Michael Whelan) [Memory, Sorrow & Thorn] Epic fantasy novel, third book of “Memory, Sorrow & Thorn”.

To Green Angel Tower Tad Williams (SFBC #00743, Jun ’93 [May ’93], $12.98, 1083pp, hc, cover by Michael Whelan) [Memory, Sorrow & Thorn] Reprint (DAW 1993) epic fantasy novel, third book of “Memory, Sorrow & Thorn”. Similar to the DAW edition except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Aristoi Walter Jon Williams (Tor 0-812-51409-2, Sep ’93 [Aug ’93], $4.99, 448pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) Reprint (Tor 1992) far-future sf novel set in a universe where a benevolent ruling class controls technology.

Days of Atonement Walter Jon Williams (Tor 0-812-50180-2, Dec ’93 [Nov ’93], $4.99, 437pp, pb, cover by Martin Andrews) Reissue (Tor 1991) sf detective novel set in 21st-century New Mexico; second printing.

Wall, Stone, Craft Walter Jon Williams (Pulphouse/Axolotl, Sep ’93 [Aug ’93], $10.00, 122pp, tp, cover by Harry O. Morris) Alternate-history fantasy novella about Mary Shelley and the creation of Frankenstein. This edition is limited to 525 signed and numbered copies. A 75-copy deluxe edition ($65.00) and a 300-copy hardcover edition ($35.00) are also available. Order from Pulphouse Publishing, PO Box 1227, Eugene OR 97440.

Don’t Take Away the Light J. N. Williamson (Zebra 0-8217-4128-4, Apr ’93 [Mar ’93], $4.50, 414pp, pb) Horror novel of a young boy haunted by mysterious music in his backyard that leads him into a dangerous nightmare.

Masques IV ed. J. N. Williamson (Pulphouse 0-940776-26-X, Jul ’93, $12.95, 312pp, tp, cover by Donna Gordon) Reprint (Maclay 1991) original anthology of 26 horror stories, one a reprint.

Beachhead Jack Williamson (Tor 0-812-51308-8, May ’93 [Apr ’93], $4.99, 368pp, pb, cover by Ron Miller) Reprint (Tor 1992) sf novel of man’s first attempt to colonize Mars.

Science Fiction and the Theatre Ralph Willingham (Greenwood Press 0-313-28951-4, Nov ’93 [Dec ’93], $55.00, 213pp, hc) Non-fiction, criticism. An academic survey of sf in the theatre, including an annotated bibliography of science fiction plays. Available from Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, Box 5007, Westport CT 06881. Credit card orders: 1-800-225-5800.

Doomsday Book Connie Willis (Bantam Spectra 0-553-56273-8, Sep ’93 [Aug ’93], $5.99, 578pp, pb, cover by Roger Kastel) Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1992) Hugo and Nebula Awards-winning time-travel sf novel set in 14th-century and 21st-century Oxford. Recommended (CNB).

Impossible Things Connie Willis (Bantam Spectra 0-553-56436-6, Jan ’94 [Dec ’93], $5.99, 461pp, pb, cover by John Jude Palencar) Collection of 11 stories, with an introduction by Gardner Dozois. Recommended (SW).

No Clock in the Forest Paul J. Willis (AvoNova 0-380-72077-9, Aug ’93 [Jul ’93], $4.50, 219pp, pb, cover by Rowena Morrill) [No Clock in the Forest] Reprint (Crossway 1991) young-adult Christian fantasy novel of a mountain climber who accidentally finds his way into a fantasy world.

The Stolen River Paul J. Willis (AvoNova 0-380-72080-9, Dec ’93 [Nov ’93], $4.50, 190pp, pb, cover by Rowena Morrill) [No Clock in the Forest] Reprint (Crossway 1992) young-adult fantasy novel, sequel to No Clock in the Forest.

Nightworld F. Paul Wilson (Jove 0-515-11159-7, Aug ’93 [Jul ’93], $5.99, 389pp, pb) [Adversary] Reprint (NEL 1992) horror novel, third book of the follow-up trilogy to The Keep.

Freak Show ed. F. Paul Wilson (Borderlands Press, Jan ’93 [Apr ’93], $75.00, 392pp, hc, cover by Phil Parks) Reprint (Pocket 1992) original shared-world anthology of 19 horror stories featuring a travelling circus. This is a signed slipcased 750-copy limited edition.

Second Fire Robert C. Wilson (Jove 0-515-11070-1, Mar ’93 [Feb ’93], $5.50, 372pp, pb) Horror novel of an ancient killing flame released by Indians against archaeologists who defile the graves of their dead.

The Harvest Robert Charles Wilson (SFBC #00567, May ’93 [Apr ’93], $9.98, 394pp, hc, cover by Pamela Lee) Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1993) sf novel of men who refuse an alien offer to transform themselves into something more (or less) than human and live forever. Similar to the Bantam Spectra edition except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Others D. M. Wind (Leisure 0-8439-3530-8, Nov ’93 [Dec ’93], $4.50, 360pp, pb) Horror novel of immortal shapeshifters plotting to destroy mankind.

The Stone Within David Wingrove (Dell 0-440-50569-0, Sep ’93 [Aug ’93], $14.95, 562pp, tp) [Chung Kuo] Sf novel, fourth book of an epic-length political saga set in a Chinese-dominated future. First American edition (NEL 1992).

Rex Miller: The Complete Revelations t. Winter-Damon (TAL Publications, Nov ’93, $9.95, 99pp, tp) Non-fiction. A fiction-style first-person rant/commentary on Miller’s work by t. Winter-Damon. Available from TAl Publications, PO Box 1837, Leesburg VA 22075. Please include $1.00 for postage. [Rex Miller]

Midnight Robert Wise (Thomas Nelson 0-8407-3440-9, Feb ’93 [Apr ’93], $11.00, 236pp, tp, cover by Ronni Wadler) Christian horror novel. A woman is haunted by an evil presence which only a man of faith and his ancient Bible can cast out. A first novel.

The Horsemasters Joan Wolf (Penguin/Dutton 0-525-93589-4, May ’93 [Apr ’93], $22.00, 401pp, hc, cover by Rob Wood & Karen Barnes) [Daughter of the Red Deer] Associational prehistoric novel, sequel to Daughter of the Red Deer.

Between the Cracks Joyce Wolf (Penguin/Dial 0-8037-1270-7, Oct ’92 [Jan ’93], $14.95, 172pp, hc, cover by Linda Benson) Young-adult fantasy novel of a teenage girl determined to help her friend when he falls under the spell of an evil wizard.

The Glass Mountain Leonard Wolf (Overlook Press 0-87951-498-1, Dec ’93, $19.95, 243pp, hc, cover by Michael Hornburg) Literary fairy tale fantasy novel of a quest to rescue a princess imprisoned atop a glass mountain. A first novel.

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