The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Imperator Plot Steven G. Spruill (Tor 0-812-55488-4, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $2.95, 283pp, pb) [Kane & Pendrake] Reprint (Doubleday 1983) sf novel.

The Best of Margaret St. Clair Margaret St. Clair (Academy Chicago 0-89733-164-8, 1985 [Nov ’85], $4.95, 271pp, pb) Collection of 20 stories plus a new introduction by the author, edited by Martin H. Greenberg.

The Last Days of the Edge of the World Brian Stableford (Ace 0-441-47077-7, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $2.75, 167pp, pb) Reprint (Hutchinson 1978) juvenile fantasy novel. First U.S. edition.

The Cosmic Perspective/Custer’s Last Stand Brian M. Stableford (Chris Drumm, Oct ’85, $5.00, 19+25pp, pb) Collection of two new stories printed back-to-back, Ace Double style. This is the limited edition version, signed/numbered with variant cover stock and paper. The regular edition price is $2.00. Drumm Booklet #21.

Scientific Romance in Britain, 1890-1950 Brian M. Stableford (Fourth Estate 0-947795-85-5, 1985 [Oct ’85], £19.50, 372pp, hc) Non-fiction, critical study of the history, themes, and major writers of these 60 years, including Wells, Hodgson, Doyle, Stapledon, and Shiel.

The Third Millennium: A History of the World: AD 2000-3000 Brian M. Stableford & David Langford (Knopf 0-394-53980-X, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $20.00, 224pp, hc) Reprint (U.K. 1985), first U.S. edition. Scenario futurology by two sf and science writers. Half way between speculation and fiction.

The Third Millennium: A History of the World: AD 2000-3000 Brian M. Stableford & David Langford (Knopf 0-394-74151-X, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $13.95, 224pp, pb) Paperback edition of the above.

Doomsday Warrior # 4: Bloody America Ryder Stacy (Zebra 0-8217-1556-9, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $2.50, 250pp, pb) [Doomsday Warrior] Sf survivalist novel.

Doomsday Warrior # 5: America’s Last Declaration Ryder Stacy (Zebra 0-8217-1608-5, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $2.50, 256pp, pb) [Doomsday Warrior] Post-catastrophe survivalist novel.

Doomsday Warrior # 6: American Rebellion Ryder Stacy (Zebra 0-8217-1659-X, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $2.50, 255pp, pb) [Doomsday Warrior] Post-holocaust adventure novel.

The Warlock Enraged Christopher Stasheff (Ace 0-441-87340-5, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $2.95, 251pp, pb) [Warlock] Sf novel, fifth in the “Warlock” series.

Ibis Linda Steele (DAW 0-88677-077-7, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $2.95, 221pp, pb) Sf novel, a first novel.

The First of the Penguins Mary Q. Steele (Greenwillow 0-688-04801-3, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $10.25, 152pp, hc) Reprint (Macmillan 1973) young-adult fantasy time travel novel.

Schismatrix Bruce Sterling (Arbor House 0-87795-645-6, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $15.95, 288pp, hc) [Mechanist-Shapers] Sf novel set in Sterling’s Shaper/Mech universe. A remarkable, intricate vision of the future. Recommended. (FCM)

Claimed Francis Stevens (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-155-2, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $3.95, 192pp, pb) Reprint (Avalon 1966) fantasy novel. The author, Gertrude Bennett (1884-1939?), one of the earliest woman fantasy writers, wrote this dark fantasy in 1920.

The Methuselah Enzyme Fred Mustard Stewart (Pocket 0-671-54359-8, Dec ’85, $3.95, 307pp, pb) Reprint (Arbor House 1970) sf/medical novel about a rejuvenation drug.

Snowbrother S. M. Stirling (NAL/Signet 0-451-13490-7, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $2.95, 251pp, pb) [Fifth Millennium] Fantasy novel.

Memory Blank John E. Stith (Ace 0-441-52417-6, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $2.95, 230pp, pb) Sf mystery novel set on an orbiting colony.

Dracula Bram Stoker (Unicorn 0-88101-020-0, Oct ’85 [Dec ’85], $14.95, 263pp, hc) [Dracula] Reprint (Constable 1897) classic horror novel, a new illustrated version with art by Greg Hildebrandt. The text follows the first edition. The book is oversize with big print and full-color illustrations. It harks back to the illustrated books of the early 20th century.

Under the Andes Rex Stout (Penzler 0-89296-119-8, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $15.95, 286pp, hc) First book publication of an early, really bad novel which originally appeared in All-Story Magazine in 1914 — adventures with a lost race of Incas. (CNB)

Blue Rose Peter Straub (Underwood-Miller 0-88733-005-3, Sep ’85, $35.00, 92pp, hc) [Blue Rose] Novella of horror/dark fantasy. Signed, slipcased, limited edition of 600 numbered copies.

Floating Dragon Peter Straub (Berkley 0-425-08206-7, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $4.50, 595pp, pb) Reissue (Putnam 1983) horror/dark fantasy novel of man-made and supernatural evils besetting a suburban town; 6th Berkley printing.

Ghost Story Peter Straub (Hill House 0-931771-00-5, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $50.00 + $1.75 postage, 483pp, hc) Reprint (Coward McCann 1979) fantasy novel, in a boxed, signed, numbered edition of 400 copies. There are excellent illustrations by Stephen Gervais. This is the first book from a new limited editions publisher.

If You Could See Me Now Peter Straub (Pocket 0-671-50633-1, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $3.95, 328pp, pb) Reissue (Cape 1977) horror novel, 7th printing.

Shadowland Peter Straub (Berkley 0-425-08207-5, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $4.50, 468pp, pb) Reissue (Coward, McCann 1980) horror/dark fantasy novel of a magician’s apprentices in an old house in Vermont; 13th Berkley printing.

Under Venus Peter Straub (Berkley 0-425-07033-6, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $3.95, 289pp, pb) Reprint from the omnibus volume Wild Animals (Putnam 1984). Associational — non-fantasy. This is Straub’s previously unpublished second novel. This edition is the first separate one.

Wild Animals Peter Straub (Quality Paperback Book Club/Putnam, 1985 [Oct ’85], no price given, 591pp, pb) Reprint (Putnam 1984) omnibus edition of Julia (1975), If You Could See Me Now (1978), and his previously unpublished second novel Under Venus. Hardcover printing with trade paperback binding; available only to book club members.

Wolf of Shadows Whitley Strieber (Sierra Club/Knopf 0-394-87224-X, Sep ’85, $9.95, 105pp, hc) Young-adult sf novella of a wolf pack during a nuclear winter.

War Day Whitley Strieber & James Kunetka (Warner 0-446-32630-5, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $4.50, 515pp, pb) Reprint (Holt 1984) post-holocaust sf novel, with a 1,400,000 first printing.

NYPD 2025 Hal Stryker (Pinnacle 0-523-42514-7, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $2.95, 185pp, pb) [NYPD 2025] Sf novel; near-future police adventure, first of a new series.

The Dreaming Jewels Theodore Sturgeon (Bluejay 0-312-94118-8, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $7.95, 186pp, pb) Reprint (Greenberg 1950) sf novel, with new b&w illustrations by Rowena Morrill. Despite the jacket blurb, this book did not win the International Fantasy Award. It’s Sturgeon’s first novel and quite good. (CNB)

The Golden Helix Theodore Sturgeon (Bluejay 0-312-94186-2, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $7.95, 335pp, pb) Reprint (SFBC 1979) collection.

The Darkling Wind Somtow Sucharitkul (Bantam Spectra 0-553-24982-7, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $3.50, 384pp, pb) [Inquestor] Sf novel, conclusion of the “Inquestor” series.

V: The Alien Swordmaster Somtow Sucharitkul (Pinnacle 0-523-42441-8, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $2.95, 185pp, pb) [V] Sf novel based on the tv series.

Mrs. Demming and the Mythical Beast Faith Sullivan (Macmillan 0-02-527320-5, Nov ’85 [Dec ’85], $16.95FPT, 341pp, hc) A housewife encounters the god Pan in this literary fantasy novel.

V: The Florida Project Timothy Sullivan (Pinnacle 0-523-43418-9, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $2.95, 178pp, pb) [V] Novelization based on the tv series. Fifth book in the series.

V: The New England Resistance Timothy Sullivan (Pinnacle 0-523-42467-1, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $2.95, 180pp, pb) [V] Media tie-in sf novel.

The Enchantress Han Suyin (Bantam 0-553-05071-0, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $16.95, 345pp, hc) Historical novel with elements of fantasy set in medieval China and Siam. Recommended. (CNB)

The Enchantress Han Suyin (Bantam 0-553-25151-1, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $3.95, 375pp, pb) Reprint (Bantam hc 1985) historical novel with elements of fantasy.

In the Drift Michael Swanwick (Ace 0-441-35869-1, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $2.95, 195pp, pb) Ace SF Special, a first novel. Although this has flashes of Swanwick’s fine writing, it’s extremely uneven. (DLN)

Become the Hunted Jefferson P. Swycaffer (Avon 0-380-89608-7, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $2.95, 160pp, pb) [Not in Our Stars] Sf novel; a prequel to his first novel, Not in Our Stars.

The Praesidium of Archive Jefferson P. Swycaffer (Avon 0-380-89663-X, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $2.95, 197pp, pb) Collection of 6 connected sf stories. They all seem to be originals. This is the fourth book set in the “Concordat” universe.

The Universal Prey Jefferson P. Swycaffer (Avon 0-380-89662-1, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $2.95, 191pp, pb) [Concordat] Sf novel. “He’s an assassin without fear...on a deadly mission that could blow the Concordat apart.” Third book of a series.

Swan’s Wing Ursula Synge (Ace 0-441-79094-1, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $2.95, 152pp, pb) Reprint (Bodley Head 1981) fantasy novel. First U.S. edition.

The Golden Horn Judith Tarr (Bluejay 0-312-94190-0, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $14.95, 262pp, hc) [Hound and the Falcon] Fantasy novel, second in “The Hound and the Falcon” trilogy. It’s set in Byzantium at the time of the Crusaders’ invasion and has more of the historical and less of the fantastic than the first book; Brother Alf’s powers and problems seem less compelling this time, but the writing is still good. (FCM)

The Isle of Glass Judith Tarr (Bluejay 0-312-94237-0, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $14.95, 276pp, hc) [Hound and the Falcon] Fantasy novel, a first novel and the first book in a trilogy. Recommended. (FCM)

A Guide to the Commonwealth: The Official Guide to Alan Dean Foster’s Humanx Commonwealth Universe Robert Teague & Michael Goodwin (Galagraphics, Sep ’85, price unknown, 70pp, pb) [Humanx Commonwealth] Non-fiction guide to Foster’s fictional worlds, with maps, sections on natural history and technology, etc.; there’s an introduction by Foster. For further information, write to Michael C. Goodwin, 4987 S. 2700 West, Roy UT 84067. [Alan Dean Foster]

Blood Heritage Sheri S. Tepper (Tor 0-812-526233-6, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $3.50, 287pp, pb) [Blood Heritage] Horror novel.

The Flight of Mavin Manyshaped Sheri S. Tepper (Ace 0-441-24092-5, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $2.75, 186pp, pb) [Mavin] Fantasy novel, book 2 in the “Mavin” series.

Jinian Footseer Sheri S. Tepper (Tor 0-812-55610-0, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $2.95, 284pp, pb) [True Game: Jinian Footseer] Fantasy novel set in the “Land of the True Game,” first of a new series.

Marianne, the Magus, and the Manticore Sheri S. Tepper (Ace 0-441-51944-X, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $2.75, 185pp, pb) [Marianne] Fantasy novel set in the modern world but featuring legendary creatures in a quasi-Turkish country and another world.

The Search of Mavin Manyshaped Sheri S. Tepper (Ace 0-441-75712-X, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $2.75, 168pp, pb) [Mavin] Fantasy novel, book 3 in the “Mavin” series.

The Song of Mavin Manyshaped Sheri S. Tepper (Ace 0-441-77523-3, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $2.75, 183pp, pb) [Mavin] Fantasy novel, book 1 in the “Mavin” series.

The True Game Sheri S. Tepper (Corgi 0-552-12620-9, Aug ’85 [Oct ’85], £4.95, 543pp, pb) [True Game] Omnibus edition of a fantasy trilogy set in the land of the True Game.

The True Game Sheri S. Tepper (SFBC #6319, Oct ’85 [Nov ’85], $7.98, 470pp, hc) [True Game] Omnibus edition of King’s Blood Four (Berkley 1983), Necromancer Nine (Berkley 1983), and Wizard’s Eleven (Berkley 1984) plus some maps and notes. An earlier version appeared in England (Corgi 1985).

Phantom Thomas Tessier (Berkley 0-425-08027-7, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $2.95, 228pp, pb) Reprint (Atheneum 1982) dark fantasy/horror novel.

Mockingbird Walter Tevis (Bantam 0-553-14144-9, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $2.95, 276pp, pb) Reissue (Doubleday 1980) sf novel, a Nebula Award finalist. 2nd printing.

The Steps of the Sun Walter Tevis (Berkley 0-425-07645-8, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $2.95, 259pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1983) sf novel.

The Steps of the Sun Walter Tevis (Corgi 0-552-12496-6, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], £2.95, 253pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1983) sf novel. First British paperback.

The Return from Avalon: A Study of the Arthurian Legend in Modern Fiction Raymond H. Thompson (Greenwood 0-313-23291-1, Feb ’85 [Aug ’85], $29.95, 206pp, hc) Non-fiction, critical study covering Arthurian themes in realistic fiction, historical fiction, and fantasy/sf.

The Cowardly Lion of Oz Ruth Plumly Thompson (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31586-3, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $5.95, 252pp, pb) [Oz] Reprint (Reilly & Lee 1923) juvenile fantasy novel, “Oz” #17, with the original Neill illustrations.

The Giant Horse of Oz Ruth Plumly Thompson (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32359-9, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $5.95, 238pp, pb) [Oz] Reprint (Reilly & Lee 1928) juvenile fantasy novel, “Oz” #22, with the original Neill illustrations.

The Gnome King of Oz Ruth Plumly Thompson (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32358-0, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $5.95, 237pp, pb) [Oz] Reprint (Reilly & Lee 1927) juvenile fantasy novel, “Oz” #21, with the original Neill illustrations.

Grampa in Oz Ruth Plumly Thompson (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31587-1, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $5.95, 227pp, pb) [Oz] Reprint (Reilly & Lee 1924) juvenile fantasy novel, “Oz” #18, with the original Neill illustrations.

The Hungry Tiger of Oz Ruth Plumly Thompson (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31589-8, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $5.95, 214pp, pb) [Oz] Reprint (Reilly & Lee 1926) juvenile fantasy novel, “Oz” #20, with the original Neill illustrations.

Jack Pumpkinhead of Oz Ruth Plumly Thompson (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32360-2, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $5.95, 222pp, pb) [Oz] Reprint (Reilly & Lee 1929) juvenile fantasy novel, “Oz” #23, with the original Neill illustrations.

Kabumpo in Oz Ruth Plumly Thompson (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31585-5, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $5.95, 259pp, pb) [Oz] Reprint (Reilly & Lee 1922) juvenile fantasy novel, “Oz” #16, with the original Neill illustrations.

The Lost King of Oz Ruth Plumly Thompson (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31588-X, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $5.95, 236pp, pb) [Oz] Reprint (Reilly & Lee 1925) juvenile fantasy novel, “Oz” #19, with the original Neill illustrations.

The Royal Book of Oz Ruth Plumly Thompson (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31584-7, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $5.95, 263pp, pb) [Oz] Reprint (Reilly & Lee 1921) juvenile fantasy novel, “Oz” #15. This whole series is a strange size — the height of a trade paperback, but the width of a mass market book. The original John R. Neill illustrations are included.

Islands Out of Time: A Memoir of the Last Days of Atlantis William Irwin Thompson (Dial/Doubleday 0-385-19571-0, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $16.95, 222pp, hc) Fantasy novel of Atlantis doomed by technology. It’s billed as “metafiction.”

Q Colony Robert Thurston (Ace 0-441-69660-0, Feb ’85 [Jan ’85], $2.75, 218pp, pb) Sf novel.

The Amtrak Wars Book 2: First Family Patrick Tilley (Severn House 0-7278-1226-2, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], £8.95, 344pp, hc) [Amtrak Wars] Reprint (Sphere 1985) sf novel of a post-holocaust Federation vs. mutants; second in the series. This is the first hardcover edition.

Cloud Warrior Patrick Tilley (Baen 0-671-55972-9, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $3.50, 222pp, pb) [Amtrak Wars] Reprint (Sphere 1983 as The Amtrak Wars Part 1, Cloud Warrior) sf novel, first in “The Amtrak Wars” series, set in a post-holocaust world.

Brightness Falls from the Air James Tiptree, Jr. (Tor 0-312-93097-6, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $14.95, 382pp, hc) Sf novel. A near perfect blend of science fiction, mystery and romance, paced too well to put down at all. One of the year’s best books. (DLN)

Brightness Falls from the Air James Tiptree, Jr. (SFBC #6341, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $4.98, 270pp, hc) Reprint (Tor 1985) sf novel.

Byte Beautiful: Eight Science Fiction Stories James Tiptree, Jr. (Doubleday 0-385-19653-9, Nov ’85, $12.95, 177pp, hc) Collection of eight stories with an introduction by Michael Bishop. The stories are partly from earlier collections and are gathered as a “best of.”

The Book of Lost Tales 1 J. R. R. Tolkien (Allen & Unwin/Unicorn 0-04-823281-5, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], £2.95, 297pp, pb) [Middle-Earth] Reprint (Allen & Unwin 1983) of the first part of an early history of Middle Earth which preceded The Silmarillion.

The Lays of Beleriand: The History of Middle-Earth, Vol. III J. R. R. Tolkien (Allen & Unwin 0-04-82377-7, Aug ’85 [Oct ’85], £14.95, 393pp, hc) [Middle-Earth] Third book in the edition of previously unpublished materials from Tolkien’s writings on Middle Earth. This volume has two long poems plus exhaustive comments by the editor, Tolkien’s son, Christopher.

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