The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998


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The Gold Coast Kim Stanley Robinson (Tor/Orb 0-312-89037-0, Jun ’95 [May ’95], $13.95, 389pp, tp, cover by Tony Roberts) [Orange County] Reprint (Tor 1988) SF novel, second in the “Three Californias” trilogy.


Green Mars Kim Stanley Robinson (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57239-3, Jun ’95 [May ’95], $5.99, 624pp, pb, cover by Don Dixon) [Mars] Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1993) SF novel, second in the “Martian” trilogy. Winner of the Hugo Award.


Pacific Edge Kim Stanley Robinson (Tor/Orb 0-312-89038-9, Jul ’95 [Jun ’95], $13.95, 326pp, tp, cover by Tony Roberts) [Orange County] Reprint (Unwin Hyman 1990) SF novel, third in the “Three Californias” trilogy.


The Wild Shore Kim Stanley Robinson (Tor/Orb 0-312-89036-2, May ’95 [Apr ’95], $13.95, 377pp, tp) [Orange County] Reprint (Ace 1984) SF novel, first in the “Three Californias” trilogy.


Starmind Spider & Jeanne Robinson (Ace 0-441-00209-9, Jun ’95 [May ’95], $21.95, 292pp, hc, cover by Michael Herring) [Stardance] SF novel, third in the “Stardance” trilogy.


Starmind Spider & Jeanne Robinson (Easton Press, Aug ’95, no price, hc) [Stardance] SF novel, third in the “Stardance” trilogy. This is being published “simultaneously” with the Ace edition listed three months ago. This signed, gilt-edged, leatherbound edition is part of the “Signed First Editions of Science Fiction” series and is available only by subscription.


Bone Music Alan Rodgers (Longmeadow Press 0-681-10086-9, Sep ’95, $19.95, 302pp, hc, cover by Thomas Canty) Horror novel. A dying bluesman sings the song that heralds the Apocalypse, and it’s up to the blues-singing Hoodoo Doctors to hold back the forces of Hell.


Cloud Castles Michael Scott Rohan (AvoNova 0-380-77554-9, Aug ’95 [Jul ’95], $5.50, 327pp, pb, cover by Rowena Morrill) [Spiral] Reprint (Gollancz 1993) fantasy novel, third in the series set in “The Spiral”.


The Winter of the World, Volume 1: The Anvil of Ice Michael Scott Rohan (AvoNova 0-380-70547-8, Apr ’95 [Mar ’95], $4.99, 354pp, pb, cover by Tim Jacobus) [Winter of the World] Reissue (Macdonald 1986) fantasy novel, first volume of a trilogy. Third printing.


The Winter of the World, Volume 2: The Forge in the Forest Michael Scott Rohan (AvoNova 0-380-70548-6, Apr ’95 [Mar ’95], $4.99, 405pp, pb, cover by Tim Jacobus) [Winter of the World] Reissue (Macdonald 1987) fantasy novel. Third printing.


The Winter of the World, Volume 3: The Hammer of the Sun Michael Scott Rohan (AvoNova 0-380-70549-4, Apr ’95 [Mar ’95], $4.99, 502pp, pb, cover by Tim Jacobus) [Winter of the World] Reissue (Macdonald 1988) fantasy novel. Second printing.


Keepers of the Hidden Ways: The Fire Duke Joel Rosenberg (Morrow AvoNova 0-688-14153-6, May ’95 [Apr ’95], $22.00, 355pp, hc, cover by Matt Stawicki) [Keepers of the Hidden Ways] Fantasy novel. College students in North Dakota stumble onto Hidden Ways that lead to fantasy worlds. First of a series.


Keepers of the Hidden Ways: The Fire Duke Joel Rosenberg (SFBC #10002, Oct ’95 [Sep ’95], $10.98, 355pp, hc, cover by Matt Stawicki) [Keepers of the Hidden Ways] Reprint (Morrow AvoNova 1995) fantasy novel, first in a series. This is similar to the Morrow AvoNova edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.


The Road Home Joel Rosenberg (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45433-2, Feb ’95 [Jan ’95], $21.95, 247pp, hc, cover by Donato) [Guardians of the Flame] Fantasy novel in the “Guardians of the Flame” series.


The Road Home Joel Rosenberg (SFBC #07214, Jul ’95 [May ’95], $6.98, 181pp, hc, cover by Donato) [Guardians of the Flame] Reprint (Roc 1995) fantasy novel in the “Guardians of the Flame” series. Similar to the Roc edition except this lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.


The Road Home Joel Rosenberg (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45450-2, Jul ’95 [Jun ’95], $5.99, 309pp, pb, cover by Donato) [Guardians of the Flame] Reprint (Roc 1995) fantasy novel, seventh in the “Guardians of the Flame” series.


The Memoirs of Elizabeth Frankenstein Theodore Roszak (Random House 0-679-43732-0, Apr ’95, $22.00, 425pp, hc) [Frankenstein] Horror novel with Feminist leanings. Dr. Frankenstein’s pagan adopted sister tells her side of the story.


The Memoirs of Elizabeth Frankenstein Theodore Roszak (SFBC #07496, Sep ’95 [Aug ’95], $10.98, 357pp, hc) [Frankenstein] Reprint (Random House 1995) gothic horror novel. This is similar to the Random House edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.


Science Fictionisms ed. William Rotsler (Gibbs Smith 0-87905-693-2, Oct ’95 [Nov ’95], $5.95, 144pp, tp, cover by Bob Eggleton) Non-fiction book of quotes by SF writers, divided into “isms”: witticisms, truisms, writingisms, physicsisms, etc. Order from Gibbs Smith, Publisher, Box 667, Layton UT 84041.


Aliens, Robots, and Spaceships Jeff Rovin (Facts on File 0-8160-3107-X, Sep ’95, $35.00, 372pp, hc, cover by Vincent Di Fate) Non-fiction guide to creatures and devices from SF books, film, and comics. An eclectic listing that includes Ford Prefect, but not Flash Gordon; Twiki (Buck Rogers’ robot sidekick in the 1979 movie/TV series), but not Buck Rogers. Appendices give separate lists of comic book aliens, Outer Limits aliens, Star Trek aliens, and Star Wars aliens.


Mortal Kombat Jeff Rovin (Boulevard 1-57297-059-6, May ’95 [Apr ’95], $4.99, 293pp, pb) Novelization based on the fantasy video game. Copyrighted by Midway Manufacturing.


Battledragon Christopher Rowley (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45343-3, Oct ’95 [Sep ’95], $5.99, 416pp, pb, cover by Daniel Horne) [Bazil Broketail] Fantasy novel, fourth in the “Bazil Broketail” series.


Galax-Arena Gillian Rubinstein (Simon & Schuster 0-689-80136-X, Oct ’95 [Sep ’95], $15.00, 172pp, hc, cover by Joanne Pendola) Young-adult SF novel about kids kidnapped by aliens to perform gladitorial stunts. First US edition (Hyland House, Australia 1992).


The Hacker and the Ants Rudy Rucker (AvoNova 0-380-71844-8, May ’95 [Apr ’95], $4.99, 307pp, pb, cover by Paul Stinson) Reprint (Morrow AvoNova) virtual reality SF novel about a plague of viral ants in a computer network.


Whispers from the Grave Leslie Rule (Berkley 0-425-14777-0, Jun ’95 [May ’95], $4.99, 268pp, pb) Young-adult time-travel horror novel. A girl travels in time to prevent her sister’s murder a century before. A first novel.


The Fey: The Sacrifice Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Bantam Spectra 0-553-56894-9, Jan ’96 [Dec ’95], $5.99, 660pp, pb, cover by Dawn Wilson) [Fey] Fantasy novel, first book of “The Fey”. First US edition (Millennium 1995).


To Write Like a Woman Joanna Russ (Indiana University Press 0-253-20983-8, Jul ’95 [Jun ’95], $12.95, 181pp, tp) Non-fiction collection of 14 essays in Feminism and SF, with an introduction by Sarah LeFanu. Also announced in hardcover (-32914-0, $27.95) but not seen. Available from Indiana University Press, 601 N. Morton St., Bloomington IN 47404; credit card orders 800-842-6796.


World Without End Sean Russell (DAW 0-88677-624-4, Mar ’95 [Feb ’95], $5.99, 606pp, pb, cover by Braldt Bralds) [Moontide and Magic Rise] Fantasy novel of alternate-world intrigue and adventure. A young naturalist (in the style of Charles Darwin) is sent voyaging in search of a magic herb. Recommended (CFC).


World Without End Sean Russell (SFBC #07082, May ’95 [Apr ’95], $10.98, 467pp, hc, cover by Braldt Bralds) [Moontide and Magic Rise] Reprint (DAW 1995) fantasy novel. This hardcover edition is otherwise similar to the DAW paperback edition, but lacks a price, and has the SFBC code number on the back jacket.


Carlucci’s Edge Richard Paul Russo (Ace 0-441-00205-6, Jun ’95 [May ’95], $5.99, 295pp, pb, cover by Viktor Koen) [Frank Carlucci] SF novel. Second cyberthriller featuring police detective Frank Carlucci.


Midnight Secrets Volume III: The Fury Wolff Ryp (Troll WestWind 0-8167-3544-1, Jan ’95 [May ’95], $3.50, 206pp, pb, cover by Matthew Archambault) [Midnight Secrets] Young-adult horror/romance novel. Third in the series about a teen with psychic powers.


Midnight Secrets: The Temptation Wolff Ryp (Troll WestWind 0-8167-3542-5, Nov ’94 [Mar ’95], $3.50, 215pp, pb, cover by Matthew Archambault) [Midnight Secrets] Young-adult horror novel. A psychic teen acquires an unwanted, but seductive, mentor with vampire-like propensities. Copyrighted by Parachute Press, Inc.


Midnight Secrets: The Thrill Wolff Ryp (Troll WestWind 0-8167-3543-3, Dec ’94 [Mar ’95], $3.50, 214pp, pb, cover by Matthew Archambault) [Midnight Secrets] Young-adult horror novel, second in the series about a psychic teen and her seductive, centuries-old mentor/nemesis. Copyrighted by Parachute Press, Inc.


Berserker Kill Fred Saberhagen (Tor 0-812-55059-5, Feb ’95 [Jan ’95], $5.99, 445pp, pb, cover by Boris Vallejo) [Berserker] Reprint (Tor 1993) SF novel in the “Berserker” series.


Dancing Bears Fred Saberhagen (Tor 0-312-85798-5, Jan ’96 [Dec ’95], $23.95, 349pp, hc, cover by Gary Ruddell) Fantasy novel of were-bears in pre-Revolutionary Russia.


Dominion Fred Saberhagen (Tor 0-812-52386-5, Apr ’95 [Mar ’95], $4.99, 320pp, pb, cover by Glenn Hastings) [Dracula] Reissue (Tor 1982) vampire novel, fifth book in the “Dracula” series. Fourth printing.


The Last Book of Swords: Shieldbreaker’s Story Fred Saberhagen (Tor 0-812-50577-8, Jun ’95 [May ’95], $4.99, 255pp, pb) [Lost Swords] Reprint (Tor 1994) fantasy novel, 11th “Swords” book overall, and supposedly the final one.


Merlin’s Bones Fred Saberhagen (Tor 0-312-85563-X, Apr ’95 [Mar ’95], $22.95, 350pp, hc, cover by Tim Jacobus) Arthurian fantasy novel set in both the past and the future.


Merlin’s Bones Fred Saberhagen (SFBC #07390, Jul ’95 [May ’95], $10.98, 350pp, hc, cover by Tim Jacobus) Reprint (Tor 1995) Arthurian novel set in both the past and the future. Similar to the Tor edition except this lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.


An Armory of Swords ed. Fred Saberhagen (Tor 0-312-85414-5, Jun ’95 [May ’95], $21.95, 314pp, hc) [Lost Swords] Original anthology of stories set in Saberhagen’s “Lost Swords” universe.


An Armory of Swords ed. Fred Saberhagen (SFBC #10394, Oct ’95 [Sep ’95], $10.98, 314pp, hc) [Lost Swords] Reprint (Tor 1995) anthology of stories set in Saberhagen’s “Lost Swords” universe. This is similar to the Tor edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.


Ghosts in the Family Marilyn Sachs (Penguin/Dutton 0-525-45421-7, Oct ’95 [Sep ’95], $15.99, 167pp, hc, cover by Beth Peck) Young-adult ghost novel. An orphaned San Francisco girl is visited by the ghost of a Spanish ancestor.


Limits of the Sensible World James Sallis (Host Publications 0-924047-11-9, Feb ’95, $7.50, 84pp, tp, cover by Jakub Kalousek) Collection of 18 stories, mostly SF or fantasy. Available from Host Publications, 2510 Harris Blvd., Austin TX 78703.


Renderings James Sallis (Black Heron Press 0-930773-32-2, 1995 [Jun ’95], $10.95, 107pp, tp) Associational surreal literary novel, apparently about a man on the edge of madness, written in a “highly imagistic” style too poetic to call fantasy. Order from Black Heron Press, PO Box 95676, Seattle WA 98145.


The Eleventh Jaguarundi Jessica Amanda Salmonson (Wordcraft of Oregon 1-877655-14-7, Oct ’95 [Sep ’95], $8.95, 95pp, tp, cover by Thomas Wiloch) Collection of 14 surreal/fantastic pieces, with an essay on writing surrealism, “Why Write, White Rye?”. There are illustrations by Thomas Wiloch. This is a signed, limited edition of 250 copies. Order from Wordcraft of Oregon, PO Box 3235, La Grande OR 97850.


Dragonslayer’s Return R. A. Salvatore (Ace 0-441-00228-5, Aug ’95 [Jul ’95], $5.50, 326pp, pb, cover by Romas Kukalis) [Spearwielder’s Tale] Fantasy novel, third in the “Spearwielder’s Tale” trilogy. Gary faces war back in Faerie.


Forgotten Realms: Siege of Darkness R. A. Salvatore (TSR 0-7869-0164-0, Aug ’95, $5.99, 348pp, tp, cover by Fred Fields) [Forgotten Realms] Reprint (TSR 1994) novelization based on the role-playing game.


The Sword of Bedwyr R. A. Salvatore (Warner Aspect 0-446-51726-7, Feb ’95 [Jan ’95], $18.95, 247pp, hc, cover by Ciruelo Cabral) [Crimson Shadow] Fantasy novel. A lord’s heir becomes the fabled robber-assassin and rebel, “The Crimson Shadow”.


The Sword of Bedwyr R. A. Salvatore (SFBC #07156, Jun ’95 [May ’95], $8.98, 247pp, hc, cover by Ciruelo Cabral) [Crimson Shadow] Reprint (Warner Aspect 1995) fantasy novel. Similar to the Warner edition, except this lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.


Splatterpunks II: Over the Edge ed. Paul M. Sammon (Tor 0-312-85786-1, Apr ’95 [Mar ’95], $14.95, 416pp, tp, cover by Shelley Eshkar) Anthology of 28 gory stories, nine original, by and about women. A hardcover edition (-85445-5, $24.95) was announced but not seen.


Functions of the Fantastic: Selected Essays from the Thirteenth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts ed. Joe Sanders (Greenwood Press 0-313-29521-2, Nov ’95 [Dec ’95], $59.95, 230pp, hc) Non-fiction collection of 23 academic essays, with bibliographical references and index. Wide-ranging topics include contemporary fairy tales, Victorian supernatural fiction, TV shows, Sigmund Freud, Jane Austen, and New Wave SF. Authors include Jack Zipes, Brian Attebury, and Rob Latham. Order from Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, Box 5007, Westport CT 06881; credit card orders: 800-225-5800.


Blood Autumn William Sanders (St. Martin’s 0-312-11755-8, Apr ’95 [May ’95], $21.00, 2725pp, hc, cover by Alan Dingman) Associational Taggart Roper mystery.


Roadkill Richard Sanford (Write Way 1-885173-05-9, 1995 [Oct ’95], $19.95, 216pp, hc, cover by Barry Sundt) Horror novel. Ancient beasts are released in northern Oregon. Order from Write Way Publishing, 3806 S Fraser, Aurora CO 80014.


Shadow of the Watching Star William Sarabande (Bantam 0-553-56029-8, May ’95 [Apr ’95], $5.99, 495pp, pb, cover by Mark Harrison) [First Americans] Prehistoric novel, #8 in “The First Americans Saga”. Packaged and copyrighted by Book Creations.


Nebula Awards 29 ed. Pamela Sargent (Harcourt Brace 0-15-100107-3, Apr ’95 [Mar ’95], $25.00, 308pp, hc) Best-of-the-year (1992-1993) anthology of nine stories, two Rhysling Award-winning poems, discussions of the year (1993) in SF and fantasy, plus appreciations for Avram Davidson. Also available in trade paperback (-600119-5, $13.00).


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