The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Terra! Stefano Benni (Pluto 0-7453-0087-1, Sep ’86, £9.95, 360pp, hc) Reprint (Pantheon 1985) humorous sf novel translated from the Italian.

The Luck of the Vails E. F. Benson (Chatto & Windus 0-7012-0722-1, Oct ’86 [Aug ’86], £4.50, 336pp, pb) Reprint (Heinemann 1901) novel of the supernatural.

The Tale of an Empty House and Other Ghost Stories E. F. Benson (Black Swan 0-552-99222-4, Nov ’86, £3.95, 232pp, pb) Collection of ghost stories.

Doctor Who: The Early Years Jeremy Bentham (W.H. Allen 0-491-03612-4, May ’86, £13.95, 224pp, hc) [Doctor Who] Associational - yet another book about the TV series.

Doctor Who: The Early Years Jeremy Bentham (W.H. Allen 0-491-03863-1, May ’86, £75.00, 224pp, hc) [Doctor Who] Luxury, leather-bound edition of the above.

Lords of the Levels: A Novel of the Paranormal Michael Bentine (Grafton 0-246-12698-1, May ’86, £9.95, 302pp, hc) Fantasy novel of “a battle to the death between the forces of good and evil, set against the brooding, atmospheric background of the Romney Marsh in Kent.” A first novel.

Nowhere Thomas Berger (Methuen 0-413-59870-5, Feb ’86, £9.50, 192pp, hc) Utopian fantasy.

The Battle for Terra Two Stephen Ames Berry (Tor 0-812-53191-4, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], $2.95, 247pp, pb) [Biofab War] Sf novel, sequel to The Biofab War.

The Inner House Walter Besant (Greenhill 0-947898-25-5, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], £7.95, 199pp, hc) Reprint (Arrowsmith 1888) Victorian sf novel.

The I Was a Teenage Juvenile Delinquent Rock’n’Roll Horror Beach Party Movie Book Alan Betrock (St. Martin’s 0-312-40293-7, Dec ’86, $11.95, 147pp, pb) Non-fiction, reference. “A complete guide to the teen exploitation film, 1954-1969.”

The Quallsford Inheritance: A Memoir of Sherlock Holmes from the Papers of Edward Porter Jones, His Late Assistant Lloyd Biggle, Jr. (St. Martin’s 0-312-65813-3, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $15.95, 246pp, hc) [Sherlock Holmes] Associational; new Sherlock Holmes adventure by an sf author.

The Science Fiction Cartoon Book Marc Bilgrey (Andrion 0-933773-11-0, Dec ’86, $7.00, unpaginated, pb) Pictorial, humor book of sf cartoons.

The Macrocosmic Conflict David F. Bischoff (Ace 0-441-78169-1, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], $2.95, 202pp, pb) [Star Hounds] Sf novel, conclusion of the “Star Hounds” trilogy.

The Manhattan Project David F. Bischoff (Avon 0-380-75125-9, Jun ’86 [May ’86], $2.95, 216pp, pb) Sf movie novelization based on a screenplay by Marshall Brickman and Thomas Baum.

The Unicorn Gambit David F. Bischoff (NAL/Signet 0-451-14446-5, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $2.95, 221pp, pb) [Gaming Magi] Fantasy novel, Book 3 of “The Gaming Magi”.

The Alien Diaries Maris Bishofs (Adama 0-915361-44-2, Jun ’86 [Dec ’86], $9.95, 115pp, hc) Pictorial — minimalist cartoons purporting to give an alien’s impressions of New York City.

Ancient of Days Michael Bishop (Tor 0-812-53197-3, Sep ’86 [Aug ’86], $3.95, 409pp, pb) Reprint (Arbor House 1985) sf novel of a habiline proto-human in modern America.

Close Encounters with the Deity Michael Bishop (Peachtree 0-931948-96-7, Sep ’86 [Jun ’86], $15.95, 306pp, hc) Collection of 14 stories, with a foreword by Isaac Asimov. The stories are previously uncollected magazine reprints; so is the foreword, which originally appeared in IASFM.

Close Encounters with the Deity Michael Bishop (Peachtree 0-934601-07-0, Sep ’86 [Jun ’86], $8.95, 306pp, tp) Trade paperback edition of the above.

Talking Man Terry Bisson (Arbor House 0-87795-813-0, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $14.95, 192pp, hc) Fantasy novel of a godlike immortal who retires on his creation — Earth — to run a junkyard and repair cars. His magic sister tracks him down, and he flees, followed by his daughter in a white ’62 Chrysler. Wild, weird, and funny. Recommended. (FCM)

Letters from the Dead Campbell Black (Pocket 0-671-61921-7, Jul ’86 [Jun ’86], $3.50, 276pp, pb) Reprint (Villard 1985) horror novel of a curse from the past.

The Piper Campbell Black (Pocket 0-671-55508-1, Dec ’86 [Nov ’86], $3.50, 343pp, pb) Horror/suspense novel of the mysterious “dark master of illusion” Mr. Zanzibar in a Colorado town; a modern “pied piper” story.

The Savages Ian Stuart Black (W.H. Allen 0-491-03602-7, Mar ’86, £6.95, 127pp, hc) [Doctor Who] Sf novel, volume 109 in the “Doctor Who” series based on the tv show.

The Savages Ian Stuart Black (Target 0-426-20230-9, Sep ’86, £1.60, 127pp, pb) [Doctor Who] Reprint (W.H. Allen 1986) sf novel. Volume 109 in the “Doctor Who” series based on the tv show.

Torched! James Blackstone (Grafton 0-586-06620-9, Jul ’86 [Aug ’86], £1.95, 223pp, pb) Horror novel about spontaneous combustion. “Blackstone” is a pseudonym for John Brosnan, half of “Harry Adam Knight.”

Homunculus James P. Blaylock (Ace 0-441-34258-2, Mar ’86 [Feb ’86], $2.95, 247pp, pb) [Langdon St. Ives] Fantasy novel of grave robbers and magicians in Victorian London.

Night of the Ripper Robert Bloch (Hale 0-7090-2648-X, Feb ’86, £9.95, 224pp, hc) Reprint (Doubleday 1984) thriller about Jack the Ripper.

Night of the Ripper Robert Bloch (Tor 0-812-50070-9, May ’86 [Apr ’86], $3.50, 284pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1984) horror novel.

Night of the Ripper Robert Bloch (Grafton 0-586-06753-1, Aug ’86, £2.50, 253pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1984) horror novel.

Night-World Robert Bloch (Tor 0-812-51570-6, Dec ’86 [Nov ’86], $3.50, 252pp, pb) Reprint (Fawcett 1972) associational horror novel. Not fantasy. Listed for Bloch fans.

Out of My Head Robert Bloch (NESFA Press 0-915368-87-0, Feb ’86, $30.00, 193pp, hc) Collection of 22 stories and articles. This signed, slipcased, limited edition of 200 sold out at Boskone 23.

Out of My Head Robert Bloch (NESFA Press 0-915368-30-7, Feb ’86, $15.00, 193pp, hc) Collection of 22 stories and articles. The unsigned edition numbers 600 copies.

Psycho 2 Robert Bloch (Robert Hale 0-7090-2561-0, Jun ’86 [May ’86], £9.50, 240pp, hc) [Psycho] Reprint (Warner 1982) horror novel; this is not related to the movie version.

Unholy Trinity: Three Novels of Suspense Robert Bloch (Scream/Press 0-910489-09-2, Oct ’86, $30.00, 350pp, hc) Non-fantasy, psychological horror suspense. Omnibus edition of The Scarf (Dial 1947, revised Fawcett 1966), The Couch (Fawcett 1962), and The Deadbeat (Simon & Schuster 1960). Three of Bloch’s famous psychological horror pieces with illustrations by Harry O. Morris.

It’s Time: A Nuclear Novel Bluejay (Tough Dove 0-9615129-0-3, Nov ’85 [Feb ’86], $7.95, 190pp, pb) Allegorical sf novel of dissident women vs. an oppressive state.

Science Fiction Stories ed. Tom Boardman, Jr. (Octopus 0-7064-0999-X, 1986 [Dec ’86], £2.50, 350pp, hc) Reissue (Octopus 1979) sf anthology.

City of Darkness Ben Bova (Berkley 0-425-09045-0, Nov ’86 [Oct ’86], $2.95, 165pp, pb) Reissue (Scribner’s 1976) young-adult sf novel of a ruinous far-future Manhattan; 2nd Berkley printing.

Colony Ben Bova (Methuen 0-413-04130-6, Dec ’86, £2.50, pb) Reprint (Pocket 1978) sf novel.

The Exiles Trilogy Ben Bova (Methuen 0-413-55530-5, Dec ’86, £2.95, 441pp, pb) [Exiles Trilogy] Reissue (Berkley 1980) omnibus of Exiled from Earth (Dutton 1971), Flight of Exiles (Dutton 1972), and End of Exile (Dutton 1975).

Orion Ben Bova (Methuen 0-413-57910-7, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], £2.95, 432pp, pb) [Orion] Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1984) fantasy novel.

Privateers Ben Bova (Tor 0-812-53223-6, Jun ’86 [May ’86], $3.50, 383pp, pb) [Privateers] Reprint (Tor 1985) sf novel. First mass market edition.

Privateers Ben Bova (Methuen 0-413-41600-3, Dec ’86, £2.50, 383pp, pb) [Privateers] Reprint (Tor 1985) sf novel.

Prometheans Ben Bova (Tor 0-812-53219-8, Sep ’86 [Aug ’86], $2.95, 278pp, pb) Collection of stories and non-fiction.

Voyagers Ben Bova (Methuen 0-417-07280-5, Nov ’86, £2.95, 391pp, pb) [Voyagers] Reissue (Doubleday 1981) sf novel.

Voyagers II: The Alien Within Ben Bova (Tor 0-312-93888-8, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], $15.95, 344pp, hc) [Voyagers] Sf novel, sequel to Voyagers, continuing the story of Earthmen and a strange alien spacecraft.

Voyagers II: The Alien Within Ben Bova (Tor 0-812-53206-6, Jan ’87 [Dec ’86], $3.50, 344pp, pb) [Voyagers] Reprint (Tor 1986) sf novel, sequel to Voyagers.

Warchild Richard Bowes (Popular Library/Questar 0-445-20177-0, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], $2l95, 248pp, pb) [Warchild] Sf novel. “Telepathic and mysterious beings are manipulating the very fabric of the universe, seeking ultimate control.” Though it has some flaws, this is a promising first novel, with a fascinating gallery of quasi-immortals. (FCM)

Replica Richard Bowker (Bantam 0-553-26043-X, Jun ’86, no price, 300pp, pb) Near-future political sf novel — this is an advance reading copy given out at the ABA. The regular edition, to appear next January, will apparently have the same ISBN.

Replica Richard Bowker (Bantam 0-553-26043-X, Jan ’87 [Dec ’86], $3.95, 300pp, pb) Near-future sf novel of a replicated U.S. president. This is the first commercial edition. An advance reading copy with the same ISBN but no price was given out at the ABA in May.

The Elves and the Otterskin Elizabeth H. Boyer (Corgi 0-552-12759-0, Aug ’86, £2.50, 352pp, pb) [World of Alfar] Reprint (Del Rey 1981) fantasy novel.

The Sword and the Satchel Elizabeth H. Boyer (Corgi 0-552-12758-2, May ’86, £2.50, 314pp, pb) [World of Alfar] Reprint (Del Rey 1980) fantasy novel.

The Thrall and the Dragon’s Heart Elizabeth H. Boyer (Corgi 0-552-12760-4, Oct ’86, £2.50, 333pp, pb) [World of Alfar] Reprint (Del Rey 1982) fantasy novel.

The Troll’s Grindstone Elizabeth H. Boyer (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32182-0, Jul ’86 [Jun ’86], $3.50, 342pp, pb) [Wizard’s War] Fantasy novel.

The Architect of Sleep Steven R. Boyett (Ace 0-441-02905-1, Jul ’86 [Jun ’86], $2.95, 290pp, pb) Fantasy novel of war in a parallel world.

The Best of Leigh Brackett Leigh Brackett (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33247-4, Jun ’86 [May ’86], $3.95, 423pp, pb) Reissue (SFBC 1977) collection of 10 stories edited by Edmond Hamilton. 2nd Del Rey printing.

Death Is a Lonely Business Ray Bradbury (Grafton 0-246-12830-5, May ’86, £9.95, 239pp, hc) [Death Is a Lonely Business] Reprint (Knopf 1985) detective novel. Non sf/fantasy; associational.

The Best of Marion Zimmer Bradley Marion Zimmer Bradley (Academy Chicago 0-89733-165-6, 1986 [Jan ’86], $16.95, 367pp, hc) Reprint (Academy Chicago 1985) collection. This is the same as the paperback, with what looks like an instant binding plus a jacket.

The Catch Trap Marion Zimmer Bradley (Sphere 0-7221-1959-3, Jan ’86, £3.95, 691pp, pb) Reprint (Ballantine 1979) non-sf/fantasy novel, of associational interest.

City of Sorcery Marion Zimmer Bradley (Arrow 0-09-944870-X, Jul ’86 [Aug ’86], £2.95, 423pp, pb) [Darkover] Reprint (DAW 1984) sf novel in the “Darkover” series.

Darkover Landfall Marion Zimmer Bradley (Severn House 0-7278-1228-9, Mar ’86, £8.50, hc) [Darkover] Reprint (DAW 1972) sf novel in the “Darkover” series.

Lythande Marion Zimmer Bradley (DAW 0-88677-154-4, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $3.50, 237pp, pb) [Lythande; Thieves’ World] Collection of fantasy stories featuring the Pilgrim Adept Lythande, a Thieves’ World character. There is also a story by Vonda N. McIntyre, with the same heroine.

The Mists of Avalon Marion Zimmer Bradley (Sphere 0-7221-1957-7, Jan ’86, £3.95, 1009pp, pb) [Avalon] Reissue (Knopf 1983) Arthurian fantasy novel.

Night’s Daughter Marion Zimmer Bradley (Inner Circle, Oct ’85 [Jan ’86], £8.95, hc) Reprint (Del Rey 1985) fantasy novel.

Survey Ship Marion Zimmer Bradley (Ace 0-441-79103-4, May ’86 [Apr ’86], $2.95, 231pp, pb) Reissue (Ace 1980) sf novel of Space Academy teenagers. Illustrations by Stephen Fabian. Fourth printing.

Web of Darkness Marion Zimmer Bradley (NEL 0-450-05855-7, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], £3.50, 369pp, tp) [Web of Darkness] Reprint (Richard Drew 1985) omnibus edition of the Atlantean fantasies Web of Darkness and Web of Light.

Sword and Sorceress I ed. Marion Zimmer Bradley (DAW 0-87997-928-3, Jul ’86 [Jun ’86], $2.95, 255pp, pb) Reissue (DAW 1984) original anthology of heroic fantasy stories; 3rd printing.

Sword and Sorceress II ed. Marion Zimmer Bradley (DAW 0-88677-041-6, Jul ’86 [Jun ’86], $2.95, 287pp, pb) Reissue (DAW 1985) original fantasy anthology; 3rd printing.

Sword and Sorceress III ed. Marion Zimmer Bradley (DAW 0-88677-141-2, Jul ’86 [Jun ’86], $3.50, 285pp, pb) Original anthology of 20 very short heroic fantasy stories about strong women characters. The introduction by Bradley is a market report for future books in the series.

Kai Lung’s Golden Hours Ernest Bramah (Oxford 0-19-583976-5, Mar ’86, £5.95, 328pp, tp) [Kai Lung] Reprint (Grant Richards 1922) Oriental fantasy.

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