The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Best Science Fiction of the Year #13 ed. Terry Carr (Baen 0-671-55901-X, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $3.50, 382pp, pb) Anthology of outstanding stories from 1983, plus a recommended reading list and a summary of the year in science fiction. Recommended. (CNB)

Best SF of the Year #13 ed. Terry Carr (Gollancz 0-575-03513-7, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], £9.95, 378pp, hc) Reprint (Baen 1984) anthology. This edition drops the “Year in SF” article by C.N. Brown. Also available in tp (-03557-9, £4.95).

Universe 14 ed. Terry Carr (Doubleday 0-385-19134-0, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $11.95, 182pp, hc) Original anthology of 10 stories by Robert Silverberg, Damon Knight, Gregory Benford, Kim Stanley Robinson, and others. Recommended. (FCM)

Voice of Our Shadow Jonathan Carroll (Ace 0-441-86584-4, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $2.75, 196pp, pb) Reprint (Viking 1983) horror/fantasy novel.

Nights at the Circus Angela Carter (Chatto & Windus 0-7011-3932-3, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], £8.95, 295pp, hc) Fantasy novel.

Sleeping Beauty and Other Favourite Fairy Tales ed. & trans. Angela Carter (Schocken 0-8052-3921-9, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $12.95, 128pp, hc) Reprint (Schocken U.K. 1982). New “translations” of 12 famous fairy tales, with illustrations by Michael Foreman.

Down to a Sunless Sea Lin Carter (DAW 0-87997-937-2, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $2.50, 174pp, pb) Sf novel.

Dragonrouge Lin Carter (DAW 0-87997-982-8, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $2.50, 222pp, pb) [Terra Magica] “Adult” fantasy novel.

Kellory the Warlock Lin Carter (Doubleday 0-385-17315-6, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $11.95, 180pp, hc) Fantasy novel.

The Infinity Link Jeffrey A. Carver (Bluejay 0-312-94233-8, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $16.95, 540pp, hc) Sf novel.

Starbright Damon Castle (Leisure 0-8439-2058-0, 1983 [Mar ’84], $2.50, 240pp, pb) Sf novel; this apparently came out in 1983, but we didn’t see it until now.

Demons of the Dancing Gods Jack L. Chalker (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-30893-X, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $2.95, 257pp, pb) [Dancing Gods] Fantasy novel, second in the “Dancing Gods” series.

Soul Rider, Book Two: Empires of Flux & Anchor Jack L. Chalker (Tor 0-812-53277-5, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $2.95, 320pp, pb) [Soul Rider] Sf novel, second in a series.

The River of the Dancing Gods Jack L. Chalker (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-30892-1, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $2.95, 263pp, pb) [Dancing Gods] Start of a new fantasy series.

Soul Rider, Book One: Spirits of Flux & Anchor Jack L. Chalker (Tor 0-812-53275-9, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $2.95, 320pp, pb) [Soul Rider] The start of a new fantasy series.

A War of Shadows Jack L. Chalker (Ace 0-441-87196-8, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $2.95, 314pp, pb) Reissue (Ace 1979) sf novel.

Frontier of the Dark A. Bertram Chandler (Ace 0-441-25504-3, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $2.75, 233pp, pb) Sf novel about a faster-than-light drive with an unfortunate side-effect: it turns people into werewolves.

Kelly Country A. Bertram Chandler (Penguin Australia 0-14-006004-9, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], A$5.95, 341pp, tp) Alternate history novel about Australian outlaw/folk hero Ned Kelly.

The Last Amazon A. Bertram Chandler (DAW 0-87997-936-4, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $2.50, 156pp, pb) [John Grimes] Sf novel, a “Grimes” novel.

The Wild Ones A. Bertram Chandler (Collins 0-909117-19-5, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], A$5.95, 205pp, tp) [John Grimes] Chandler’s “last completed novel”, this is presumably the final book in the “Grimes” sf series. This Australian first edition should become a collector’s item.

The High Kings Joy Chant (SFBC #3507, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $14.98, 237pp, hc) False entry — offered by the book club, but not its own edition of this fantasy/historical/art book. The book club copies are regular first editions (Bantam 1983).

Nightworld Robert Charles (Corgi 0-552-12187-8, 1984, £2.50, 350pp, pb) Near-future disaster novel. [Not seen]

The Beggar’s Curse Ann Cheetham (Fontana 0-00-692200-7, Oct ’84, £1.25, 192pp, pb) [Dark Powers] Young-adult horror novel. [Not seen]

Chanur’s Venture C. J. Cherryh (Phantasia 0-932096-31-X, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $17, 201pp, hc) [Chanur] Sf novel, second in the “Chanur” series. Trade edition of 2050 copies.

Chanur’s Venture C. J. Cherryh (Phantasia 0-932096-31-X, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $40, 201pp, hc) [Chanur] 350 copy signed, numbered, boxed edition of the above.

Downbelow Station C. J. Cherryh (DAW 0-87997-987-9, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $3.50, 432pp, pb) [Alliance-Union] Reissue (DAW 1981) Hugo-winning sf novel.

The Fires of Azeroth C. J. Cherryh (DAW 0-87997-925-9, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $2.50, 236pp, pb) [Morgaine] Reprint (DAW 1979) sf novel, conclusion of the “Morgaine” trilogy.

Forty Thousand in Gehenna C. J. Cherryh (SFBC #1881, Jul ’84, $5.50, 316pp, hc) Reprint (Phantasia 1983) sf novel.

Forty Thousand in Gehenna C. J. Cherryh (DAW 0-87997-952-6, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $3.50, 445pp, pb) Reprint (Phantasia 1983) sf novel, first paperback (and mass market) edition.

Gate of Ivrel C. J. Cherryh (DAW 0-87997-956-9, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $2.50, 191pp, pb) [Morgaine] Reissue (DAW 1976) sf novel.

Hestia C. J. Cherryh (DAW 0-87997-680-2, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $2.25, 160pp, pb) Reissue (DAW 1979) sf novel; 4th printing.

Voyager in Night C. J. Cherryh (DAW 0-87997-920-8, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $2.95, 221pp, pb) Sf novel.

Voyager in Night C. J. Cherryh (SFBC #2748, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $4.98, 155pp, hc) Reprint (DAW 1984) sf novel, first hardcover edition.

Wave Without a Shore C. J. Cherryh (DAW 0-87997-957-7, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $2.50, 176pp, pb) Reissue (DAW 1981) sf novel.

Well of Shiuan C. J. Cherryh (DAW 0-87997-986-0, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $2.95, 253pp, pb) [Morgaine] Reissue (DAW 1978) sf novel, sequel to Gate of Ivrel.

On All Hallows’ Eve Grace Chetwin (Lothrop Lee & Shepard 0-688-03012-2, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $10.25, 160pp, hc) Young-adult fantasy novel.

Dark Company: The Ten Greatest Ghost Stories ed. Lincoln Child (St. Martin’s 0-312-18231-7, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $12.95, 334pp, hc) Anthology of well-known stories by Poe, Le Fanu, M.R. James, W.W. Jacobs, Arthur Machen, Blackwood, Oliver Onions, William Hope Hodgson, and Lovecraft.

Dark Company: The Ten Greatest Ghost Stories ed. Lincoln Child (St. Martin’s 0-312-18232-5, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $3.95, 334pp, pb) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1984) anthology of supernatural tales by Poe, Lovecraft, and others.

Realm Seven Tony Chiu (Bantam 0-553-23847-7, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $3.50, 279pp, pb) Novel of gaming, omniscient computers, etc.

The Pendragon Catherine Christian (Warner 0-446-32342-X, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $3.95, 607pp, pb) Reissue (Knopf 1978) Arthurian fantasy novel.

Fireball John Christopher (Tempo 0-441-23845-9, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $2.25, 148pp, pb) [Fireball] Reprint (Dutton 1981) juvenile alternate-world novel.

Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s, an Annotated Bibliography of Primary Sources Thomas D. Clareson (Greenwood Press 0-313-23169-9, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $35.00, 305pp, hc) Non-fiction; reference. Clareson gives summaries of 838 sf books published between 1870 and 1939, including most of the utopian novels of the early years of this century. Despite the title, it includes a number of British books.

1984: Spring, A Choice of Futures Arthur C. Clarke (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31357-7, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $14.95, 261pp, hc) Non-fiction, collection of essays.

1984: Spring, A Choice of Futures Arthur C. Clarke (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31358-5, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $3.50, 254pp, pb) Reprint (Del Rey 1984). Non-fiction; associational. Speculation on the future and autobiographical material in a fascinating mix. Recommended. (CNB)

2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke (Signet 0-451-11864-2, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $2.95, 226pp, pb) [Space Odyssey] Reissue (NAL 1968) sf novel. Thirtieth printing, with over 2.8 million copies in print. Contains the 1982 afterword by Clarke. It’s strange to see a cover on 2001 which proclaims, “by the author of 2010.”

2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke (NAL/Signet 0-451-13469-9, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $3.50, 226pp, pb) [Space Odyssey] Reissue (NAL 1968) sf novel with the 1982 epilogue. 36th printing, with over 2.6 million copies in print!

2010: Odyssey Two Arthur C. Clarke (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-30306-7, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $3.95, 335pp, pb) [Space Odyssey] Reprint (Ballantine Del Rey 1982) sf novel. One of the 1983 top bestsellers (300,000 hardcover copies, 1.75 million first paperback printing). A worthy successor to 2001. Highly recommended. (CNB)

Ascent to Orbit: A Scientific Autobiography (The Technical Writings of Arthur C. Clarke) Arthur C. Clarke (John Wiley 0-471-87910-X, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $19.95, 226pp, hc) Non-fiction, collection of 25 essays and scientific papers. Listed for Clarke completists.

Childhood’s End Arthur C. Clarke (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31558-8, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $2.95, 220pp, pb) [Impact] Reissue (Ballantine 1953) sf novel; 48th printing, with two million copies in print. One of the classics of sf. (CNB)

The Fountains of Paradise Arthur C. Clarke (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31559-6, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $2.95, 305pp, pb) Reissue (Gollancz 1979) sf novel; 5th Del Rey printing, 500,000 copies available.

Imperial Earth Arthur C. Clarke (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31561-8, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $2.95, 305pp, pb) Reissue (Harcourt 1976) sf novel; 8th printing, 700,000 copies in print. A slightly shorter version first appeared in England (Gollancz 1975).

Of Time and Stars Arthur C. Clarke (Gollancz 0-575-03315-0, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], £5.95, 190pp, hc) Reissue (Gollancz 1972) of the one Clarke collection which has never appeared in a U.S. edition. This one drops the J.B. Priestly introduction but adds a new foreword by Clarke and an updated bibliography. All 18 stories have appeared in other collections.

Profiles of the Future Arthur C. Clarke (Holt Rinehart & Winston 0-03-069783-2, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $15.95, 255pp, hc) Non-fiction, associational. This is a revised version of a 1963 collection of articles not so much predicting the future as outlining the possibilities. As with most of Clarke’s work, it is technologically oriented, with a touch of mysticism. Fascinating reading and a primer for sf authors. (CNB)

Rendezvous with Rama Arthur C. Clarke (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31560-X, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $2.95, 274pp, pb) [Rama] Reissue (Gollancz 1973) sf novel; 14th printing, one million copies now in print. This is Clarke at his finest, and is one of my two personal favorites of his. Highly recommended. (CNB)

The Sentinel Arthur C. Clarke (Berkley 0-425-06575-8, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $50.00, 303pp, hc) Reprint — the Berkley trade paperback of this collection came out in October 1983. This hardcover edition is boxed, with gold endpapers, but has no dustjacket. It’s limited to 500 signed, numbered copies.

The Sentinel Arthur C. Clarke (SFBC #3289, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $3.98, 203pp, hc) Reprint (Berkley 1983) collection.

The View from Serendip Arthur C. Clarke (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31441-7, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $2.95, 245pp, pb) Reissue (Random House 1978). Non-fiction, collection of autobiographical essays.

Thirteen O’Clock Thurston Clarke (Doubleday 0-385-19211-8, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $15.95, 277pp, hc) Thriller with elements of a modern “Big Brother” in the making; it also stars Orwell, Ernest Hemmingway, etc.

Diadem from the Stars Jo Clayton (DAW 0-87997-977-1, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $2.50, 235pp, pb) [Diadem] Reissue (DAW 1977) sf novel. First in the series.

Ghosthunt Jo Clayton (DAW 0-88677-015-7, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $2.75, 189pp, pb) [Diadem] Reissue (DAW 1983) sf novel. Seventh in the “Diadem” series.

Lamarchos Jo Clayton (DAW 0-87997-971-2, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $2.50, 224pp, pb) [Diadem] Reissue (DAW 1978) sf novel; second in the “Diadem” series.

The Snares of Ibex Jo Clayton (DAW 0-87997-974-7, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $2.95, 320pp, pb) [Diadem] Sf novel, a “Diadem” novel; number 8 in the series.

Star Hunters Jo Clayton (DAW 0-88677-014-9, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $2.75, 176pp, pb) [Diadem] Reissue (DAW 1980) sf novel. Fifth in the “Diadem” series.

Mission of Gravity Hal Clement (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31622-3, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.50, 233pp, pb) [Mesklin] Reissue (Doubleday 1954) sf novel. Third Del Rey printing of one of the classics of hard sf. Highly recommended, but burn the cover. (CNB)

Spaceways #15: Starship Sapphire John Cleve (Berkley 0-425-06539-1, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $2.50, 212pp, pb) [Spaceways] Sf soft porn/adventure novel.

Spaceways #16: The Planet Murderer John Cleve (Berkley 0-425-06562-6, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $2.50, 226pp, pb) [Spaceways] Softcore sf novel. A “rocket ride to sensual space adventure.”

Spaceways #17: The Carnadyne Horde John Cleve (Berkley 0-425-06990-7, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $2.95, 212pp, pb) [Spaceways] Sf novel; the series continues.

Spaceways #18: Race Across the Stars John Cleve (Berkley 0-425-07024-7, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.95, 225pp, pb) [Spaceways] Sf novel. “Adult” space adventure.

In the Nick of Time: Motion Picture Sound Serials William C. Cline (McFarland 0-89950-101-X, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $19.95, 281pp, hc) Non-fiction, a study of everything from the “formula” of the cliff-hanger to the actors, stuntmen, and music. This includes coverage of sf/fantasy serials, and many are listed in the filmography.

The Crystal Crown B. W. Clough (DAW 0-87997-922-4, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $2.75, 223pp, pb) [Averidan] Fantasy novel; probably a first novel.

Spock, Messiah Theodore R. Cogswell & Charles A. Spano, Jr. (Bantam 0-553-24674-7, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $2.95, 192pp, pb) [Star Trek] Reissue (Bantam 1976) “Star Trek” novelization; 5th printing.

Blood on the Moon Barney Cohen (Tor 0-812-53335-6, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $2.95, 254pp, pb) Sf novel of the first lunar mass murder.

The Monsters of Star Trek Daniel Cohen (Archway 0-671-52360-0, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $1.95, 117pp, pb) Reissue (Pocket 1980) juvenile “reference book” compendium of monsters from the series, with illustrations of stills.

Moorstones Adrian Cole (Salem House 0-907349-30-7, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $12.95, hc) Fantasy novel. First U.S. edition (Spindlewood 1982).

The Wolf Worlds Allan Cole & Chris Bunch (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31229-5, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $2.95, 298pp, pb) [Sten] Sf novel, sequel to Sten.

Piers Anthony Michael R. Collings (Starmont 0-916732-52-5, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $5.95, 96pp, tp) Reader’s guide including primary and secondary bibliographies. [Piers Anthony]

To the Top of the Mountain Daniel Comfort (Bridges to the Sound 0-938316-020-8, 1983 [Sep ’84], $12.95, 226pp, hc) Mystical allegorical tale. This may be a 1983 book, but we had not seen it before.

These Lawless Worlds #1: The Love Machine Jarrod Comstock (Pinnacle 0-523-42195-8, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $2.75, 231pp, pb) [These Lawless Worlds] First in a new soft-porn sf series. “When a robot blows your circuits, is it sex or sabotage?” A first novel.

These Lawless Worlds #2: Scales of Justice Jarrod Comstock (Pinnacle 0-523-42196-6, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $2.50, 233pp, pb) [These Lawless Worlds] “Adult” sf adventure novel, second in a series.

The Celestial Steam Locomotive Michael G. Coney (SFBC #3527, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $3.98, 275pp, hc) [Song of Earth] Reprint (Houghton Mifflin 1983) sf novel.

Gods of the Greataway Michael G. Coney (Houghton Mifflin 0-395-35337-8, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $15.95, 278pp, hc) [Song of Earth] Sf novel, Vol. II of “The Song of Earth”.

Groupmind Michael Conner (Berkley 0-425-07191-X, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $2.95, 217pp, pb) Sf novel.

Index to Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections: 1977-1983 William G. Contento (G.K. Hall 0-8161-8554-9, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $45.00, 503pp, hc) This second volume brings Contento’s fine index up to date. The most authoritative source for anthology and collection contents. A must for libraries or individuals with large collections. (CNB)

All Darkness Met Glen Cook (Berkley 0-425-06541-3, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $2.50, 323pp, pb) [Dread Empire] Reissue (Berkley 1980), conclusion of the “Dread Empire” fantasy trilogy.

The Black Company Glen Cook (Tor 0-812-53370-4, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $2.95, 319pp, pb) [Black Company] Fantasy novel, first in a trilogy.

The Fire in His Hands Glen Cook (Timescape 0-671-45907-4, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $2.95, 224pp, pb) [Dread Empire] Fantasy novel, first of a duology.

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