The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Oxford Book of Fantasy Stories ed. Tom Shippey (Oxford University Press 0-19-214216-X, Mar ’94, $25.00, 499pp, hc, cover by Pete Lyon) Anthology of 31 fantasy stories tracing the development of fantasy from the 1880s to the present, with an introduction by the editor and a selected bibliography. First American Edition (Oxford UK 1994).

The Eyes of Kid Midas Neal Shusterman (Tor 0-812-53460-3, Mar ’94 [Apr ’94], $3.99, 182pp, pb, cover by Michael Archambault) Reprint (Little, Brown 1992) young-adult fantasy about a boy who finds a pair of sunglasses that make his wishes reality, even the dangerous ones. The world he creates becomes progressively more nightmarish.

The Angel of the Opera Sam Siciliano (Macmillan/Otto Penzler Books 1-883402-46-8, Jun ’94, $21.95, 256pp, hc, cover by Max Ginsberg) Gothic horror/Holmes pastiche, yet another meeting between the Great Detective and the Phantom of the Opera. A first novel.

More Things Than Are Dreamt Of: Masterpieces of Supernatural Horror from Mary Shelley to Stephen King in Literature and Film Alain Silver & James Ursini (Limelight Editions 0-87910-177-6, May ’94, $20.00, 226pp, tp) Non-fiction, criticism. A study of classic horror fiction and its transformation into film. Available from Limelight Editions, 118 East 30th St., New York NY 10016.

Hot Sky at Midnight Robert Silverberg (Bantam Spectra 0-553-09248-0, Feb ’94 [Jan ’94], $22.95, 327pp, hc, cover by Michael Whelan) Sf novel about the struggle for survival for those who choose to remain on a polluted Earth.

Hot Sky at Midnight Robert Silverberg (SFBC #03327, Jun ’94 [May ’94], $10.98, 327pp, hc, cover by Michael Whelan) Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1994) SF novel. Similar to the Bantam Spectra edition except this lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Kingdoms of the Wall Robert Silverberg (Bantam Spectra 0-553-56544-3, Feb ’94 [Jan ’94], $5.99, 370pp, pb, cover by Chris Hopkins) Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1992) sf novel of a quest for mysterious gods across an enormous alien mountain range.

Universe 3 ed. Robert Silverberg & Karen Haber (Bantam Spectra 0-553-56580-X, Apr ’94 [Mar ’94], $5.99, 419pp, pb, cover by Michael David Ward) Original anthology of 15 stories, with an introduction by Silverberg.

Way Station Clifford D. Simak (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33246-6, Aug ’94 [Jul ’94], $5.99, 236pp, pb, cover by H. R. Van Dongen) Reissue (Doubleday 1963) Hugo Award-winning SF novel. The copyright page identifies this as the fourth printing, but it is at least the fifth. Despite it being noted on the copyright page, this printing omits the 1980 author’s afterword.

The Werewolf Principle Clifford D. Simak (Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0100-5, Jun ’94 [May ’94], $3.95, 190pp, pb) Reprint (Putnam 1967) SF novel.

Fires of Eden Dan Simmons (Putnam 0-399-13922-2, Oct ’94, $22.95, 399pp, hc, cover by Hector Garrido) Dark fantasy novel of a real estate mogul confronted by the ancient gods of Hawaii.

Hyperion Dan Simmons (Easton Press, Feb ’94, no price, 482pp, hc) [Hyperion] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1989) Hugo-Award winning sf novel, with an introduction by Gary Westfahl, and illustrations by Byron Taylor. This special leatherbound gilt-edge edition is part of the “Masterpieces of Science Fiction” series and is available by subscription only.

Lovedeath Dan Simmons (Warner Vision 0-446-60077-6, Nov ’94 [Oct ’94], $5.99, 354pp, pb, cover by John Jude Palencar) Reprint (Warner; Headline 1993 as Lovedeath: Five Tales of Love and Death) SF/fantasy collection.

Ghost Boy Jean Simon (Zebra 0-8217-4530-1, Apr ’94 [Mar ’94], $4.50, 315pp, pb) Horror novel. The ghost of a serial child killer’s first victim tries to save a living girl from being the next to die.

The Night Orchid Patricia Simpson (HarperPaperbacks 0-06-108064-0, Jul ’94 [Jun ’94], $4.99, 400pp, pb, cover by John Ennis) Fantasy romance about a pre-Roman warrior brought to modern Seattle via ancient Druid rituals.

California Demon Marilyn Singer (Hyperion 0-7868-1012-2, Sep ’94 [Aug ’94], $3.95, 149pp, tp, cover by Mark Buehner) Reprint (Hyperion 1992) young-adult humorous fantasy novel about a witch’s daughter who accidently releases an imp.

Heartstone and Saber Jacqui Singleton (Rising Tide Press 1-883061-00-8, Jul ’94 [Jun ’94], $10.99, 211pp, tp, cover by Evelyn Rysdyk) Young-adult lesbian Sword & Sorcery novel.

The Three Golden Keys Peter Sis (Doubleday 0-385-47292-7, Nov ’94 [Oct ’94], $19.95, unpaginated, hc, cover by Peter Sis) Picture book with fantastic illustrations in a style similar to Edward Gorey. A magic cat leads a man into old Czech legends and scenes from his childhood.

The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror David J. Skal (Penguin 0-14-024002-0, Oct ’94 [Aug ’94], $13.95, 432pp, tp) Reprint (Norton 1993) non-fiction criticism.

Ripper Michael Slade (Penguin/Signet 0-451-17702-9, Jun ’94 [May ’94], $4.99, 416pp, pb) [Supt. Robert de Clerq] Horror novel. Serial killers are committing murders in order to resurrect Jack the Ripper.

A Guide to the Star Wars Universe: Second Edition, Revised and Expanded William Slavicsek (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-38625-6, Mar ’94 [Feb ’94], $10.00, 495pp, tp, cover by Ralph McQuarrie) [Star Wars] Non-fiction, reference. An encyclopedic guide to the Star Wars universe. This is a completely rewritten and updated version of A Guide to the Star Wars Universe by Raymond L. Velasco (Del Rey 1984). It includes comics, games, and books, as well as the original movies. Copyrighted by Lucasfilm.

Daughter of Elysium Joan Slonczewski (AvoNova 0-380-77027-X, Dec ’94 [Nov ’94], $5.99, 521pp, pb, cover by Tim Jacobus) [Door Into Ocean] Reprint (Morrow AvoNova 1993) SF novel set on the same world as A Door Into Ocean.

Shudder Again: 22 Tales of Sex and Horror ed. Michele Slung (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45346-8, Jan ’95 [Dec ’94], $5.99, 363pp, pb, cover by Mel Odom) Reprint (Roc 1993) anthology of 22 stories of sexual horror.

Shudder Again ed. Michele Slung (SFBC #01772, Feb ’94, $9.98, 357pp, hc, cover by Mel Odom) Reprint (Roc 1993) anthology of 22 stories of sexual horror, four apparently original, and a revised version of Lisa Tuttle’s “A Birthday”. Similar to the Roc edition except this lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

In the Cube David Alexander Smith (Tor 0-812-52374-1, Aug ’94 [Jul ’94], $4.50, 286pp, pb, cover by Wayne Barlowe) Reprint (Tor 1993) SF/PI novel set in 21st-century Boston.

The Wizard King Julie Dean Smith (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-37153-4, Feb ’94 [Jan ’94], $5.50, 337pp, pb, cover by Michael Herring) [Caithan Crusade] Fantasy novel, fourth book of “A Caithan Crusade”.

The Fabulous Realm: A Literary-Historical Approach to British Fantasy, 1780-1990 Karen Patricia Smith (Scarecrow Press 0-8108-2673-9, Dec ’93 [Feb ’94], $55.00, 521pp, hc) Non-fiction, criticism. Despite the general title, this is an analysis of British children’s fantasy, with an emphasis on the historical events that influenced the works. It also covers modern work in New Zealand and Australia. Available from Scarecrow Press, PO Box 4167, Metuchen NJ 08840.

Dark Visions #1: The Strange Power L. J. Smith (Pocket Archway 0-671-87454-3, Dec ’94 [Nov ’94], $3.50, 230pp, pb, cover by Danilo Ducak) [Dark Visions] Young adult horror novel. Psychically gifted students at a special school are threatened by experimenters.

The Forbidden Game Volume I: The Hunter L. J. Smith (Pocket Archway 0-671-87451-9, Mar ’94, $3.50, 228pp, pb, cover by David Jarvis) [Forbidden Game] Young-adult horror novel. Jenny and her friends play a new game that suddenly propels them into a nightmare world. First book of a new series.

The Forbidden Game Volume II: The Chase L. J. Smith (Pocket Archway 0-671-87452-7, May ’94 [Apr ’94], $3.50, 226pp, pb, cover by David Jarvis) [Forbidden Game] Young-adult horror novel, second book of a series. Jenny and her friends are again the victims of a deadly ancient power who plays games with their lives as the stakes.

The Forbidden Game Volume III: The Kill L. J. Smith (Pocket Archway 0-671-87453-5, Jul ’94 [Jun ’94], $3.50, 228pp, pb, cover by David Jarvis) [Forbidden Game] Young-adult horror novel, third book of a series. Jenny and her friends are trapped by an evil spirit in a nightmare amusement park.

Heart of Valor L. J. Smith (HarperPaperbacks 0-06-106173-5, Mar ’94 [Feb ’94], $3.50, 228pp, pb, cover by Danilo Ducak) [Night of the Solstice] Reprint (Macmillan 1990) young-adult Arthurian fantasy novel, a sequel to The Night of the Solstice.

Classic Star Wars: The Lando Calrissian Adventures L. Neil Smith (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-39110-1, Jul ’94 [Jun ’94], $5.99, 409pp, pb, cover by William Schmidt) [Star Wars: Lando Calrissian] Omnibus of three novelizations based on characters from the Star Wars films, Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu (Ballantine 1983), Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon (Ballantine 1983), and Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of Thonboka (Ballantine 1983). Copyrighted by Lucasfilm.

Shadowrun: Fade to Black Nyx Smith (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45287-9, Apr ’94 [Mar ’94], $4.99, 318pp, pb, cover by Romas Kukalis) [Shadowrun] Fantasy novelization based on the Shadowrun game, with interior illustrations by Larry MacDougal. Packaged and copyrighted by FASA.

A Prison Unsought Sherwood Smith & Dave Trowbridge (Tor 0-812-52026-2, Aug ’94 [Jul ’94], $4.50, 473pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) [Exordium] SF novel, third book of the “Exordium” series.

Let Me Tell You How I Died Sinclair Smith (Scholastic 0-590-47786-2, Jun ’94 [May ’94], $3.50, 189pp, pb) Young-adult horror novel about a girl who is the reincarnation of a murder victim — whose killer was reincarnated as well.

Thor Wayne Smith (Ballantine 0-345-38455-5, Oct ’94 [Sep ’94], $4.99, 232pp, pb) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1992) horror novel of a family who unknowingly harbors a werewolf. Told from the point-of-view of the family’s German Shepherd.

River God Wilbur Smith (St. Martin’s 0-312-10612-2, Mar ’94, $24.95, 530pp, hc, cover by Alan Dingman) [Egyptian] Historical novel, with fantasy elements, set in ancient Egypt. First American edition (Macmillan UK 1993).

The Flight of Michael McBride Midori Snyder (Tor 0-312-85410-2, Dec ’94 [Nov ’94], $21.95, 320pp, hc, cover by Enric) Celtic fantasy novel set in the Wild West.

Black and Blue Magic Zilpha Keatley Snyder (Simon & Schuster/Aladdin 0-689-71848-9, Oct ’94 [Nov ’94], $3.95, 184pp, tp, cover by Jeffrey Lindberg) Reprint (Atheneum 1966) young-adult fantasy novel.

Song of the Gargoyle Zilpha Keatley Snyder (Dell Yearling 0-440-40898-9, Feb ’94, $3.99, 232pp, tp, cover by Jody A. Lee) Reprint (Delacorte 1991) medieval historical fantasy novel of a boy’s search for his father, accompanied by a living gargoyle.

Meltdown! ed. Caro Soles (Masquerade/Richard Kasak 1-56333-203-5, Aug ’94, $12.95, 207pp, tp, cover by Judy Simonian) Anthology of 13 stories of gay men’s erotic SF and dark fantasy, nine of them original, plus an excerpt from Samuel R. Delany’s new novel The Mad Man.

Bizarre Dreams ed. Caro Soles & Stanislaus Tal (Masquerade/Badboy 1-56333-187-X, Jun ’94, $4.95, 289pp, pb) Anthology of 18 gay erotic horror stories, 14 apparently original, and one poem. With an introduction by Caro Soles.

Jasmine Nights S. P. Somtow (St. Martin’s/Wyatt 0-312-11834-1, Jan ’95 [Dec ’94], $23.95, 380pp, hc, cover by Steve Wallace) Associational novel. A sheltered Thai boy becomes disillusioned by his pampered existence and gets an introduction to the best and worst of Sixties American culture. First American edition (Hamish Hamilton 1994).

The Dark Chronicles: Volume One: The Beginning Cynthia Soroka (Flash Blasters 1-881374-70-X, Nov ’93 [May ’94], $5.99, 337pp, tp, cover by Theodore Johnson) [Dark Chronicles] Sword-&-Sorcery novel, first book of a new series. A first novel. This has a 1993 date but was not seen until now. Available from Flash Blasters, Inc., 253 Closter Dock Rd., Suite 6, Closter NJ 07624.

The Dark Chronicles: Volume Two: Red Blood Cynthia Soroka (Flash Blasters 1-881374-71-8, May ’94, $5.99, 376pp, tp, cover by Theodore Johnson) [Dark Chronicles] Sword-&-Sorcery novel, second book of a series. Available from Flash Blasters, Inc., 253 Closter Dock Rd., Suite 6, Closter NJ 07624.

A Love Beyond Time Flora Speer (Leisure Love Spell 0-505-51948-8, May ’94 [Apr ’94], $4.99, 437pp, pb) Time-travel romance with a male protagonist. A virtual reality experiment gone wrong sends a 20th-century computer whiz to Charlemagne’s camp, where he falls in love with a lusty serving wench...

Alien Nation #6: Passing Fancy David Spencer (Pocket 0-671-79517-1, Dec ’94 [Nov ’94], $5.50, 289pp, pb) [Alien Nation] Novelization based on the television series. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox.

The V.C. Andrews Trivia and Quiz Book Stephen J. Spignesi (Penguin/Signet 0-451-17925-0, Mar ’94, $3.99, 385pp, pb) Non-fiction. A collection of quizzes and puzzles about Andrews’ (and Andrews™’s) books. Includes a detailed synopsis of all the novels. [V. C. Andrews; V. C. Andrews®]

Pictures at Eleven Norman Spinrad (Bantam 0-553-37384-6, Dec ’94 [Nov ’94], $12.95, 455pp, tp) Associational thriller novel about a television news team covering their own kidnapping by ecoterrorists.

Vampire Junkies Norman Spinrad (Gryphon Books 0-936071-37-0, Jan ’94 [Feb ’94], $9.95, 74pp, tp, cover by Allen Koszowski) Vampire novella that originally appeared in Tomorrow in 1993.

Larque on the Wing Nancy Springer (Morrow AvoNova 0-688-13175-1, Feb ’94 [Jan ’94], $20.00, 277pp, hc, cover by Rick Lovell) Fantasy novel. A 40-year-old wife and mother mysteriously conjures up a “doppelganger” of herself at age ten, who won’t accept her later life choices and refuses to leave her alone.

Metal Angel Nancy Springer (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45330-1, Apr ’94 [Mar ’94], $4.99, 316pp, pb) Fantasy novel of an angel who comes to Earth and becomes a rock star.

Stardark Songs Nancy Springer (W. Paul Ganley 0-932445-58-6, Sep ’93 [Mar ’94], $20.00, 96pp, hc, cover by Teanna Byerts) Poetry collection, with illustrations by Teanna Byerts. A trade paperback edition (-49-7, $7.95) and a signed deluxe edition (-50-0, $35.00) were announced but not seen. This is a 1993 book not seen until now. Available from W. Paul Ganley, PO Box 149, Buffalo NY 14226-0149.

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