The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Chamber of Horrors ed. Anon. (Octopus 0-7064-2053-5, 1985 [May ’86], $6.00, 349pp, hc) Reissue (Octopus 1984) horror anthology from a British-based “instant remainder” publisher. This appeared in 1985, but we did not see it until 1986.

Isaac Asimov’s Choice ed. Anon. (Hale 0-7090-2764-8, Oct ’86, £10.95, 255pp, hc) Anthology of stories from Isaac Asimov’s SF Magazine selected from previous IASFM anthologies. No editor is named. There are stories by Aldiss, Asimov, Anderson, Clarke, etc. There doesn’t seem to be an American equivalent volume.

Re/Search #10: Incredibly Strange Films ed. Anon. (Re/Search 0-940642-09-3, Mar ’86, $12.99, 223pp, pb) Non-fiction, critical, large-format paperback, part of an ongoing series of publications. This one is on the weirdest genre films, with interviews, articles on genre types (biker, “mondo”, “industrial jeopardy”, etc.), a directory of film personalities, and quotations, etc. By mail it’s $15.00 ($20 air overseas).

Rhysling Anthology 1986 ed. Anon. (SF Poetry Assc., Sep ’86, $2.00, 34pp, ph) Anthology of sf poetry, finalists for the 1986 Rhysling Awards.

The Second Book of After Midnight Stories [by Amy Myers] ed. Anon. (Kimber 0-7183-0608-2, Oct ’86, £8.95, 192pp, hc) Anthology of ghost stories, mainly originals, by Ramsey Campbell, Brian Lumley, and others. The editor is Ann Myers.

Tor Horror Sampler ed. Anon. (Tor 0-812-51504-8, Jun ’86, free at ABA, 120pp, pb) Anthology of 13 excerpts from future Tor horror releases; an ABA giveaway.

Unnatural Causes ed. Anon. (Javelin 0-7137-1921-4, Oct ’86, £2.95, 267pp, pb) Mystery and horror anthology, a tie-in with the Psychodrama tv series.

Anthonology Piers Anthony (Tor 0-812-53114-0, Apr ’85 [Mar ’86], $3.50, 381pp, pb) Reprint (Tor 1985) collection.

Anthonology Piers Anthony (Grafton 0-586-06973-9, Dec ’86, £2.95, 432pp, pb) Reprint (Tor 1985) sf collection.

Battle Circle Piers Anthony (Avon 0-380-01800-4, Sep ’86 [Aug ’86], $4.50, 537pp, pb) [Battle Circle] Reissue (Avon 1978) omnibus edition of the post-holocaust sf/barbarian empire trilogy Sos the Rope (Pyramid 1968), Var the Stick (Faber 1972), and Neq the Sword (Corgi 1975); 8th Avon printing.

Bearing an Hourglass Piers Anthony (Severn House 0-7278-1328-5, Sep ’86, £8.95, 384pp, hc) [Incarnations of Immortality] Reprint (Del Rey 1984) fantasy novel. Volume 2 in the “Incarnations of Immortality” series.

Bio of a Space Tyrant 1: Refugee Piers Anthony (Grafton 0-586-06259-9, Jan ’86, £2.50, 333pp, pb) [Bio of a Space Tyrant] Reissue (Avon 1983) sf novel.

Bio of a Space Tyrant 4: Executive Piers Anthony (Grafton 0-586-06271-8, Jul ’86 [Aug ’86], £2.95, 336pp, pb) [Bio of a Space Tyrant] Reprint (Avon 1985) sf novel.

Bio of a Space Tyrant 5: Statesman Piers Anthony (Avon 0-380-89835-7, Dec ’86 [Nov ’86], $3.50, 312pp, pb) [Bio of a Space Tyrant] Sf novel, latest in the series.

Castle Roogna Piers Anthony (Orbit 0-7088-8107-6, Nov ’86 [Dec ’86], £2.50, 329pp, pb) [Xanth] Reissue (Del Rey 1979) fantasy novel, “Xanth” #3.

Crewel Lye Piers Anthony (Macdonald 0-356-12101-1, May ’86 [Mar ’86], £9.95, 256pp, hc) [Xanth] Reprint (Del Rey 1985) humorous fantasy novel, volume 8 of the “Xanth” series; library edition.

Crewel Lye Piers Anthony (Orbit 0-7088-8148-3, Nov ’86 [Dec ’86], £2.50, 309pp, pb) [Xanth] Reissue (Del Rey 1985) fantasy novel, “Xanth” #8.

Ghost Piers Anthony (Tor 0-312-93272-3, Sep ’86 [Aug ’86], $14.95, 279pp, hc) Sf novel mixed with fantasy and social satire. A space captain explores a ghost universe. This is an older novel published for the first time. There’s an interesting note on its history as an afterword.

Golem in the Gears Piers Anthony (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31886-2, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], $3.95, 326pp, pb) [Xanth] Humorous fantasy novel, ninth in the “Xanth” series.

Golem in the Gears Piers Anthony (SFBC #04567, Apr ’86, $5.50, 246pp, hc) [Xanth] Reprint (Del Rey 1986) fantasy novel in the “Xanth” series. First hardcover edition.

Golem in the Gears Piers Anthony (Orbit 0-7088-8212-9, Nov ’86, £2.50, 326pp, pb) [Xanth] Reprint (Del Rey 1986) humorous fantasy novel, “Xanth” #9.

Juxtaposition Piers Anthony (Grafton 0-586-05446-4, Dec ’86, £2.95, 415pp, pb) [Apprentice Adept] Reissue (Del Rey 1982) fantasy novel. Volume 2 in the “Apprentice Adept” series.

Macroscope Piers Anthony (Grafton 0-586-06584-9, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], £2.95, 480pp, pb) Reprint (Avon 1969) sf novel. First full text British edition.

Macroscope Piers Anthony (Avon 0-380-00209-4, Nov ’86 [Oct ’86], $4.50, 480pp, pb) Reissue (Avon 1969) sf novel; 18th printing.

Mute Piers Anthony (Avon 0-380-77578-6, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $3.95, 440pp, pb) Reissue (Avon 1981) sf novel. 7th printing.

Night Mare Piers Anthony (Orbit 0-7088-8109-2, Nov ’86 [Dec ’86], £2.50, 307pp, pb) [Xanth] Reissue (Del Rey 1983) fantasy novel, “Xanth” #6.

Of Man and Manta Piers Anthony (Corgi 0-552-99214-3, Aug ’86, £4.95, 621pp, pb) [Mantas] Omnibus of Omnivore, Orn, and Ox.

Ogre, Ogre Piers Anthony (Orbit 0-7088-8108-4, Nov ’86 [Dec ’86], £2.50, 307pp, pb) [Xanth] Reissue (Del Rey 1982) fantasy novel, “Xanth” #5.

On a Pale Horse Piers Anthony (Severn House 0-7278-1275-0, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], £8.95, 352pp, hc) [Incarnations of Immortality] Reprint (Del Rey 1983) fantasy novel, “Incarnations of Immortality” #1.

On a Pale Horse Piers Anthony (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33858-8, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $3.95, 325pp, pb) [Incarnations of Immortality] Reissue (Del Rey 1983) fantasy novel, “Incarnations of Immortality” #1. Sixth printing.

Prostho Plus Piers Anthony (Tor 0-812-53116-7, Jun ’86 [May ’86], $2.95, 216pp, pb) [Dr. Dillingham] Reprint (Berkley 1973) comic sf fix-up novel of a spacefaring dentist.

Shade of the Tree Piers Anthony (Tor 0-312-93724-5, May ’86 [Apr ’86], $15.95, 348pp, hc) Fantasy novel of an apparently haunted estate in modern Florida.

Steppe Piers Anthony (Tor 0-812-53120-5, Sep ’86 [Aug ’86], $3.50, 252pp, pb) Reprint (Millington 1976) sf novel. There is an afterword on the publishing history of the book.

Wielding a Red Sword Piers Anthony (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32220-7, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $16.95, 297pp, hc) [Incarnations of Immortality] Fantasy novel, Book Four of “Incarnations of Immortality”.

With a Tangled Skein Piers Anthony (SFBC #02888, May ’86, $5.98, 280pp, hc) [Incarnations of Immortality] Reprint (Del Rey 1985) fantasy novel, Vol. III of “Incarnations of Immortality”.

With a Tangled Skein Piers Anthony (Grafton 0-586-06274-2, Aug ’86, £2.95, 413pp, pb) [Incarnations of Immortality] Reprint (Del Rey 1985) fantasy novel, “Incarnations of Immortality” #3.

With a Tangled Skein Piers Anthony (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31885-4, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $3.95, 404pp, pb) [Incarnations of Immortality] Reprint (Del Rey 1985) fantasy novel, “Incarnations of Immortality” #3.

The E.S.P. Worm Piers Anthony & Robert E. Margroff (Tor 0-812-53105-1, Nov ’86 [Oct ’86], $2.95, 191pp, pb) Reprint (Paperback Library 1970) sf novel.

The Ring Piers Anthony & Robert E. Margroff (Tor 0-812-53118-3, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $2.95, 250pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1968) sf novel.

Uncollected Stars ed. Piers Anthony, Martin H. Greenberg, Barry N. Malzberg & Charles G. Waugh (Avon 0-380-89596-X, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], $3.50, 312pp, pb) Anthology of 16 previously uncollected stories, with a foreword by Anthony and an afterword by Malzberg.

The Steel, the Mist, and the Blazing Sun Christopher Anvil (Ace 0-441-78572-7, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], $2.95, 282pp, pb) Reissue (Ace 1980) post-holocaust sf novel. 3rd printing.

Time After Time Allen Appel (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-182-X, Nov ’85 [Feb ’86], $17.95, 372pp, hc) [Alex Balfour] Fantasy novel of a history teacher who travels back through time to the Russian Revolution. A first novel. This apparently came out in 1985, but we did not see it until 1986.

The Clearing Alan Arkin (Harper & Row 0-06-250032-5, Feb ’86, $12.95, 186pp, hc) Young-adult fantasy novel “in the tradition of Watership Down and The Lord of the Rings” — more the former than the latter, apparently, since it features talking animals.

To the Resurrection Station Eleanor Arnason (Avon 0-380-75110-0, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $3.50, 276pp, pb) Sf novel; sf/Gothic cross genre written somewhat tongue-in-cheek.

Dark Runner Rosalind Ashe (Sphere 0-7221-1293-9, Dec ’85 [Jan ’86], £2.50, 235pp, pb) Horror novel of a sinister creature.

Shelter Marty Asher (Arbor House 0-87795-772-X, May ’86 [Apr ’86], $12.95, 136pp, hc) Fantasy novella about an obsessed man and a rock concert that saves the world.

Shelter Marty Asher (QPB/Arbor 62-1575, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $6.95, 136pp, pb) Reprint (Arbor House 1986) fantasy novella. Identical to the Arbor House edition except for the lack of an ISBN and the jacket printed as the soft cover.

Asimov’s Mysteries Isaac Asimov (Fawcett Crest 0-449-21075-8, Jun ’86, $2.95, 255pp, pb) Reissue (Doubleday 1977) collection of 13 stories. Mostly sf, in spite of the title.

Banquets of the Black Widowers Isaac Asimov (Grafton 0-586-06588-1, Aug ’86, £2.50, 250pp, pb) [Black Widowers] Reprint (Doubleday 1984) detective collection.

The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov Isaac Asimov (Doubleday 0-385-19783-7, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $17.95, 345pp, hc) Mostly non-sf/fantasy, associational. Collection of 31 stories including some sf mysteries. 7 of the stories have not been collected before.

The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov Isaac Asimov (Doubleday 0-385-19782-9, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $17.95, 320pp, hc) Collection of 28 stories recycled from earlier collections. There is a new introduction.

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