The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998


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Curfew Phil Rickman (SFBC #01243, May ’94 [Apr ’94], $10.98, 492pp, hc, cover by Rob Wood) Reprint (Macmillan UK 1993 as Crybbe) horror novel of deadly forces at work in an English village. Similar to the 1993 Putnam edition except this lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.


Curfew Phil Rickman (Berkley 0-425-14334-1, Aug ’94 [Jul ’94], $5.99, 625pp, pb) Reprint (Macmillan UK 1993 as Crybbe) horror novel of deadly forces at work in an English village.


The Oracle Glass Judith Merkle Riley (Viking 0-670-85054-3, Jun ’94, $22.95, 510pp, hc, cover by Bryan Leister) Historical fantasy novel. First US edition (Hodder & Stoughton 1994).


The Alchemist of Time Karen Ripley (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-38118-1, Dec ’94 [Nov ’94], $4.99, 470pp, pb, cover by Nicholas Jainschigg) [Slow World] SF novel with fantasy elements, book three of “The Slow World”. Trapped in a strange world, Cassidy fights swamp and monsters to find her way back to the real world only she remembers.


The Warden of Horses Karen Ripley (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-38119-X, Jun ’94 [May ’94], $5.99, 425pp, pb, cover by Nicholas Jainschigg) [Slow World] SF novel, second book of “The Slow World” series. A young woman with amnesia believes that she came from another world, and seeks the man with the key to her memories.


Prank Night David Robbins (Leisure 0-8439-3676-2, Oct ’94 [Nov ’94], $4.50, 365pp, pb) Horror novel. A bloodsucking/psychic monster in the woods is killing the people of a small town.


Anne Rice Bette B. Roberts (Macmillan/Twayne 0-8057-3961-0, Sep ’94 [Oct ’94], $22.95, 173pp, hc) A critical appraisal of Anne Rice’s life and work.


Dark Iowa, Bright Iowa James P. Roberts (White Hawk Press 0-9635644-1-1, Sep ’94, $8.95, 156pp, tp, cover by Rodger Gerberding) Original anthology of 11 dark fantasy stories and three poems set in Iowa, with an introduction by the editor and illustrations by Rodger Gerberding. Order from White Hawk Press, 950 Jenifer St., Madison WI 53703.


Conan and the Manhunters John Maddox Roberts (Tor 0-812-52489-6, Oct ’94 [Sep ’94], $4.99, 286pp, pb, cover by Ken Kelly) [Conan] Novelization based on Robert E. Howard’s classic character.


Conan and the Treasure Of Python John Maddox Roberts (Tor 0-812-55000-5, Aug ’94 [Jul ’94], $4.99, 280pp, pb, cover by Julie Bell) [Conan] Reprint (Tor 1993) novelization based on Robert E. Howard’s classic character.


Queens of Land and Sea John Maddox Roberts (Tor 0-812-52307-5, Sep ’94 [Aug ’94], $4.99, 315pp, pb, cover by Ken Kelly) [Stormlands] Fantasy novel, fifth book of the “Stormlands” series.


The Amazon Chronicles Jane E. M. Robinson (Clothespin Fever Press 1-878533-12-6, Jan ’94 [Mar ’94], $15.95, 177pp, tp) Lesbian fantasy novel about an ancient kingdom ruled by women.


Escape from Kathmandu Kim Stanley Robinson (Tor/Orb 0-312-89006-0, Feb ’94, $12.95, 320pp, tp, cover by Wayne Barlowe) [Freds] Reprint (Tor 1989) collection of four connected stories.


Green Mars Kim Stanley Robinson (Bantam Spectra 0-553-37335-8, Apr ’94 [Mar ’94], $13.95, 535pp, tp, cover by Don Dixon) [Mars] Sf novel, second book of a trilogy about the colonization and terraforming of Mars. A hardcover edition (-09640-0, $22.95) is also available. First American edition (HarperCollins UK 1993).


Green Mars Kim Stanley Robinson (SFBC #03174, Jun ’94 [May ’94], $10.98, 535pp, hc, cover by Don Dixon) [Mars] Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1993) SF novel, sequel to Red Mars. Similar to the 1994 Bantam Spectra edition except this lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.


Remaking History and Other Stories Kim Stanley Robinson (Tor/Orb 0-312-89012-5, Oct ’94 [Sep ’94], $14.95, 528pp, tp) Collection of 25 stories, an omnibus of The Planet on the Table (Tor 1986) and Remaking History (Tor 1991).


Future Primitive: The New Ecotopias ed. Kim Stanley Robinson (Tor 0-312-85474-9, Jul ’94, $23.95, 352pp, hc) Anthology of 12 stories and three poems on the Ecotopia theme, with an introduction by the editor. The Ernest Callenbach story is original to this volume.


The Callahan Touch Spider Robinson (Ace 0-441-00133-5, Jan ’95 [Dec ’94], $5.50, 228pp, pb, cover by James Warhola) [Callahan’s Place] Reprint (Ace 1993) SF novel in the “Callahan” series. The old regulars have a new bar.


Off the Wall at Callahan’s Spider Robinson (Tor 0-312-85661-X, Feb ’94, $9.95, 160pp, tp, cover by Richard Hescox) [Callahan’s Place] Collection of graffiti, puns, etc. from the spacetime saloon, and other places.


Moon of Desire Pam Rock (Leisure Love Spell 0-505-51913-5, Nov ’93 [Apr ’94], $4.99, 388pp, pb) Sf romance. On a world with three moons, a young woman is determined not to let her newborn nephew become the victim of a secret society.


Pandora Alan Rodgers (Bantam 0-553-56305-X, Jan ’95 [Dec ’94], $5.50, 371pp, pb, cover by Andrzej Malinowski) SF/horror novel. A government UFO coverup includes an angry alien child with strange powers.


Vanishing Point Michaela Roessner (Tor 0-812-51672-9, Nov ’94 [Oct ’94], $4.99, 381pp, pb, cover by Bruce Jensen) Reprint (Tor 1993) near-future SF novel.


Samurai Cat Goes to the Movies Mark E. Rogers (Tor 0-312-85744-6, Oct ’94 [Sep ’94], $10.95, 287pp, tp, cover by Mark E. Rogers) [Samurai Cat] Humorous fantasy novel, fourth book and second novel (albeit episodic) featuring the Samurai Cat and his trouble-prone nephew Shiro. Ilustrations by the author.


Cloud Castles Michael Scott Rohan (Morrow AvoNova 0-688-13419-X, Aug ’94 [Jul ’94], $22.00, 327pp, hc, cover by Rowena Morrill) [Spiral] Fantasy novel, the third book set in the world of the Spiral. First American edition (Gollancz 1993).


The Gates of Noon Michael Scott Rohan (AvoNova 0-380-71718-2, May ’94 [Apr ’94], $4.99, 318pp, pb, cover by Dorian Vallejo) [Spiral] Reprint (Gollancz 1992) fantasy novel about the overlapping world of the Spiral, sequel to Chase the Morning.


The Vampire Papers Michael Romkey (Fawcett Gold Medal 0-449-14804-1, Aug ’94, $5.99, 433pp, pb) [I, Vampire] Vampire horror novel, sequel to I, Vampire.


Zaddik David Rosenbaum (Warner/Mysterious Press 0-446-40322-9, Aug ’94 [Jul ’94], $5.99, 456pp, pb, cover by Dru Blair) Reprint (Mysterious Press 1993) mystery novel with fantasy and occult elements about an ex-cop who must recover a fabled diamond and requires the help of an ancestor who had been a mystic in 19th-century Poland. An Edgar Award nominee for Best First Novel.


Hour of the Octopus Joel Rosenberg (Ace 0-441-16975-9, Mar ’94 [Feb ’94], $4.99, 263pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [D’Shai] Fantasy/mystery novel, sequel to D’Shai.


The Stone Garden Mary Rosenblum (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-38958-1, Jan ’95 [Dec ’94], $4.99, 359pp, pb, cover by Bruce Jensen) SF mystery novel. Someone is killing artists who sculpt emotion-absorbing asteroids.


The Aliens of Summer Calvin Ross (Distant Star 0-9642658-9-3, 1992 [Oct ’94], no price, 319pp, tp) SF/baseball novel. Aliens come to Earth to play major-league baseball. A first novel. This has a 1992 copyright but was not seen until now. Available from Distant Star, 2525 Flosden Rd. #83, American Canyon CA 94589.


Dragons of War Christopher Rowley (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45342-5, Nov ’94 [Oct ’94], $5.99, 494pp, pb, cover by Daniel R. Horne) [Bazil Broketail] Fantasy novel about warring dragons, third in the “Bazil Broketail” series.


The Hacker and the Ants Rudy Rucker (Morrow AvoNova 0-688-13416-5, May ’94, $20.00, 307pp, hc, cover by Paul Stinson) Virtual reality SF thriller about a hacker working on an AI project who takes the rap when a plague of viral ants invade the nation’s data highways.


Live Robots Rudy Rucker (AvoNova 0-380-77543-3, Apr ’94, $5.99, 357pp, pb) [Software] Omnibus of two sf novels, Software (Ace 1982) and its sequel Wetware (Avon 1988).


Sins of the Blood Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Dell 0-440-21540-4, Dec ’94 [Nov ’94], $5.50, 388pp, pb) Vampire novel of siblings, one a vampire and the other a vampire slayer.


Traitors Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45415-4, Oct ’94 [Sep ’94], $4.99, 382pp, pb, cover by Tom Canty) Fantasy novel about political intrigue surrounding a kingdom where artistic ability is the only measure of a person. First American edition (Millennium 1993).


East, West Salman Rushdie (Pantheon 0-679-43965-X, Jan ’95 [Dec ’94], $21.00, 214pp, hc) Collection of nine stories, some with fantasy elements, six previously published “in somewhat different form.” First American edition (Jonathan Cape 1994).


The Female Man Joanna Russ (Easton Press, Jul ’94, no price, 220pp, hc) Reprint (Bantam 1975) feminist sf novel, with an introduction by Sarah Lefanu and a frontispiece by Clee Richeson. This special leatherbound gilt-edge edition is part of the “Masterpieces of Science Fiction” series and is available by subscription only.


Nocturnas Shawn Ryan (Pocket 0-671-88270-8, Jan ’95 [Dec ’94], $5.50, 438pp, pb, cover by Lee MacLeod) Vampire novel. A journalist in Romania at the end of the Ceausecu regime finds undead in the government.


The Child Garden Geoff Ryman (Tor/Orb 0-312-89023-0, May ’94 [Apr ’94], $13.95, 388pp, tp, cover by Tony Roberts) Reprint (Unwin Hyman 1989) Clarke and Campbell Award-winning sf novel about a girl living in a world where people are educated by viruses she is resistant to.


Unconquered Countries: Four Novellas Geoff Ryman (St. Martin’s 0-312-09929-0, Apr ’94, $20.95, 275pp, hc, cover by Dave McKean) Collection of four novellas, with an introduction by Samuel R. Delany and an afterword by the author.


The Berserker Wars Fred Saberhagen (Tor 0-812-53643-6, Sep ’94 [Aug ’94], $4.99, 399pp, pb, cover by Franco Storchi) [Berserker] Reissue (Tor 1981) collection of 11 connected stories in the “Berserker” series; ninth printing.


The Frankenstein Papers Fred Saberhagen (Tor 0-812-55172-9, Dec ’94 [Nov ’94], $4.99, 316pp, pb) [Frankenstein] Reprint (Baen 1986) SF novel, the “autobiography” of Frankenstein’s monster.


The Last Book of Swords: Shieldbreaker’s Story Fred Saberhagen (Tor 0-312-85001-8, Feb ’94 [Jan ’94], $20.95, 255pp, hc, cover by Carol Russo) [Lost Swords] Fantasy novel, 11th “Swords” book overall, and supposedly the final one.


The Lost Swords: Endgame Fred Saberhagen (SFBC #03410, Jun ’94 [May ’94], $10.98, 378pp, hc, cover by William O’Connor) Fantasy omnibus of the last two books of the “Lost Swords” series, The Seventh Book of Lost Swords: Wayfinder’s Story (Tor 1992) and The Last Book of Swords: Shieldbreaker’s Story (Tor 1994).


Séance for a Vampire Fred Saberhagen (Tor 0-312-85562-1, Jun ’94 [May ’94], $21.95, 285pp, hc, cover by Jim Theaston) [Dracula; Sherlock Holmes] Vampire horror novel, eighth book in the “Dracula/Matthew Maule” series.


Chains of Darkness, Chains of Light Michelle Sagara (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-37949-7, May ’94 [Apr ’94], $4.99, 373pp, pb) [Sundered] Fantasy novel, fourth book of “The Sundered” series.


The Dragon’s Dagger R. A. Salvatore (Ace 0-441-0008-91, Aug ’94 [Jul ’94], $4.99, 313pp, pb, cover by Romas Kukalis) [Spearwielder’s Tale] Fantasy novel; second book of the “Spearwielder’s Tale” series.


Forgotten Realms: Siege of Darkness R. A. Salvatore (TSR 1-56076-888-6, Aug ’94, $18.95, 313pp, hc, cover by Fred Fields) [Forgotten Realms] Fantasy novelization based on the “Forgotten Realms” game.


Forgotten Realms: Starless Night R. A. Salvatore (TSR 1-56076-880-0, Sep ’94 [Aug ’94], $5.95, 311pp, tp, cover by Robh Ruppel) [Forgotten Realms] Reprint (TSR 1993) fantasy novelization based on the “Forgotten Realms” game, sequel to Forgotten Realms: The Legacy.


Forgotten Realms: The Chaos Curse R. A. Salvatore (TSR 1-56076-860-6, Jun ’94, $4.95, 330pp, tp, cover by Jeff Easley) [Forgotten Realms: Cleric] Fantasy novelization based on the Forgotten Realms game, fifth book of “The Cleric Quintet”.


The King Is Dead: Tales of Elvis Post-Mortem ed. Paul M. Sammon (Delta 0-385-31253-9, Sep ’94 [Aug ’94], $12.95, 380pp, tp) Anthology of stories about Elvis after his death, many with fantastic elements, most apparently original (half the acknowledgements are missing, so it’s difficult to tell). Includes work by Harlan Ellison, Joyce Carol Oates, Joe R. Lansdale, and Alan Dean Foster. With an introduction by the editor.


Serling: The Rise and Twilight of Television’s Last Angry Man Gordon Sander (Penguin/Plume 0-452-27038-3, Jan ’94, $11.95, 284pp, tp) Reprint (Dutton 1992) non-fiction, a biography of Serling. [Rod Serling]


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