The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998


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The Tower and the Emerald Moyra Caldecott (Arrow 0-09-936170-1, 1985 [May ’86], £2.50, 348pp, pb) Fantasy novel; it has a 1985 copyright.


The Green Machines Nigel Calder (Putnam 0-399-13176-0, Nov ’86 [Dec ’86], $16.95, 205pp, hc) Futurist narrative of scientific breakthroughs from the perspective of the year 2030.


Mr. Palomar Italo Calvino (Picador 0-330-29092-4, Jun ’86, £2.95, 118pp, tp) Reprint (Secker & Warburg 1985) collection of 5 quasi-fantasy stories.


Our Ancestors Italo Calvino (Picador 0-330-26156-8, Jun ’86, £2.95, 382pp, tp) Reissue (Picador 1980) collection of 3 ’moral tales’.


The Hungry Moon Ramsey Campbell (Macmillan 0-02-521140-4, Jul ’86 [Jun ’86], $18.95, 293pp, hc) Horror novel of supernatural evil and nuclear catastrophe.


Obsession Ramsey Campbell (Tor 0-812-51656-7, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], $3.95, 309pp, pb) Reprint (Macmillan 1985) horror novel.


Obsession Ramsey Campbell (Grafton 0-586-06521-0, Aug ’86, £2.50, 280pp, pb) Reprint (Macmillan 1985) horror novel.


Vampyre David Campton (Hutchinson 0-09-167890-0, Oct ’86, £5.95, 143pp, hc) Juvenile horror novel, retelling of John Polidori’s The Vampyre. Volume 2 in the Fleshcreepers series.


Vampyre David Campton (Beaver 0-09-949720-4, Oct ’86, £1.75, 144pp, pb) Paperback edition of the above.


Seven Worlds Mary Caraker (NAL/Signet 0-451-14498-8, Sep ’86 [Aug ’86], $2.95, 223pp, pb) [Seven Worlds] Sf novel based on some early shorter work (used here as the first two sections) about Morgan Farraday, Space Corps agent. A first novel.


Ender’s War Orson Scott Card (SFBC #02858, Jun ’86, $7.98, 634pp, hc) [Ender Wiggin] Omnibus edition of two sf novels of Ender Wiggins’ adventures in space and through time.


Hart’s Hope Orson Scott Card (Allen & Unwin/Unicorn 0-04-823288-2, Jun ’86 [May ’86], £2.95, 301pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1983) fantasy novel.


Speaker for the Dead Orson Scott Card (Tor 0-312-93738-5, Mar ’86 [Feb ’86], $15.95, 415pp, hc) [Ender Wiggin] Sf novel, sequel to Ender’s Game, set 3,000 years later.


Star Trek #29: Dreadnought! Diane Carey (Pocket 0-671-61873-3, May ’86 [Apr ’86], $3.50, 251pp, pb) [Star Trek] Sf novel/novelization. The Enterprise vs a Federation battleship with an insane captain.


Star Trek #31: Battlestations! Diane Carey (Pocket 0-671-63267-1, Nov ’86 [Oct ’86], $3.50, 274pp, pb) [Star Trek] “Star Trek” novel, sequel to Dreadnought!


Illywhacker Peter Carey (Harper & Row 0-06-091331-2, 1986 [Aug ’86], $9.95, 600pp, pb) Reprint (Univ. of Queensland Press 1984) picaresque novel with elements of fantasy. A finalist for the Booker Prize and the World Fantasy Award.


Illywhacker Peter Carey (Faber and Faber 0-571-13949-3, May ’86, £3.95, 600pp, pb) Reprint (Univ. of Queensland Press 1984) novel with some elements of fantasy, a Booker Prize nominee.


The Winter King Lillian Stewart Carl (Ace 0-441-89443-7, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $2.95, 283pp, pb) [Sabazel] Fantasy novel, sequel to Sabazel.


Devine War Dennis R. Caro (Arbor House 0-87795-776-2, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $15.95, 276pp, hc) Sf adventure novel of a betrayed government agent on the planet Freehold, plotting revenge.


The Twilight Realm Christopher Carpenter (Putnam/Pacer 0-448-47771-8, Mar ’86 [Jun ’86], $14.95, 257pp, hc) Young-adult fantasy novel; “an innocent role-playing game turns into terrifying reality.” First American edition (Arrow U.K. 1985).


Conan the Raider Leonard P. Carpenter (Tor 0-812-54256-8, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $6.95, 276pp, pb) [Conan] Fantasy novel, latest in the series based on a Robert E. Howard character.


Conan the Renegade Leonard P. Carpenter (Tor 0-812-54250-9, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], $2.95, 276pp, pb) [Conan] Fantasy novel based on the Robert E. Howard character. Includes L. Sprague de Camp’s 1984 revised essay on Conan’s life.


Fandom Harvest Terry Carr (Laissez Faire 91-7648-056-9, Sep ’86 [Nov ’86], $16.00, 189pp, hc) Non-fiction, collection of Carr’s fannish writing, with illustrations by Grant Canfield.


Between Two Worlds/Messages Found in an Oxygen Bottle Terry Carr & Bob Shaw (NESFA Press 0-915368-33-1, Sep ’86 [Oct ’86], $15.00, 68 + 103pp, hc) Back-to-back collections of fannish writing and stories by Carr and Shaw, in a 775-copy trade edition; add $1 for postage/handling.


Between Two Worlds/Messages Found in an Oxygen Bottle Terry Carr & Bob Shaw (NESFA Press 0-915368-88-9, Sep ’86 [Oct ’86], 68 + 103pp, hc) Limited, 225-copy signed, slipcased edition of the above. It sold out at ConFederation.


Best SF of the Year #15 ed. Terry Carr (Gollancz 0-575-03912-4, Oct ’86, £10.95, 365pp, hc) Reprint (Tor 1986) sf anthology. First hardcover edition. Drops the essay on the year in sf by Locus editor C.N. Brown.


Best SF of the Year #15 ed. Terry Carr (Gollancz 0-575-03913-2, Oct ’86, £3.95, 365pp, pb) Paperback edition of the above.


The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. IV ed. Terry Carr (Avon 0-380-89710-5, Jul ’86 [Jun ’86], $4.95, 434pp, pb) Anthology of Nebula Award winning stories from 1970-1974.


Terry Carr’s Best Science Fiction of the Year #15 ed. Terry Carr (Tor 0-812-53267-8, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $3.50, 379pp, pb) Anthology featuring Carr’s choice for 1985. Also has a summary of the year by Locus editor Charles N. Brown.


Universe 13 ed. Terry Carr (Robert Hale 0-7090-2510-6, Mar ’86, £8.25, 192pp, hc) Reprint (Doubleday 1983) original anthology.


Universe 14 ed. Terry Carr (Tor 0-812-53271-6, May ’86 [Apr ’86], $2.95, 216pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1984) original anthology.


Universe 16 ed. Terry Carr (Doubleday 0-385-23389-2, Nov ’86 [Oct ’86], $12.95, 181pp, hc) Original anthology of sf and fantasy stories, highlighted by a magnificent tale by Lucius Shepard, “Voyage South from Thousand Willows”. The rest is uneven, but this is probably worth getting for the Shepard alone. (FCM)


Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll (Fontana/Armada 0-00-692545-6, 1985 [Jan ’86], £1.50, pb) [Alice] Tv tie-in edition.


Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass Lewis Carroll (Hamlyn 0-600-31162-7, Jun ’86, £2.50, 192pp, pb) [Alice] Reprint (Macmillan 1865 and 1871) children’s fantasy classics.


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll (Methuen 0-416-96000-6, Oct ’86, £9.95, 160pp, hc) [Alice] Reprint (Macmillan 1865) children’s fantasy classic, illustrated by David Hall.


Alice’s Adventures Under Ground Lewis Carroll (Holt, Rinehart & Winston 0-03-006113-X, Mar ’86 [May ’86], $12.95, unpaginated, hc) [Alice] Reprint (Pavillion 1985), first U.S. edition of a facsimile of the handwritten manuscript which was revised as Alice in Wonderland. The foreword, by Alice’s granddaughter, has photos, etc.


The Complete Alice and The Hunting of the Snark Lewis Carroll (Jonathan Cape 0-224-02820-0, Oct ’86, £15.00, 344pp, hc) [Alice] Luxury edition of two children’s fantasy classics, lavishly illustrated by Ralph Steadman.


Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There Lewis Carroll (Knopf 0-394-53228-7, Apr ’86 [Jul ’86], $17.95, 127pp, hc) [Alice] Classic children’s fantasy newly illustrated by S. Michelle Wiggins with 65 full-color pieces.


Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There Lewis Carroll (Gollancz 0-575-03756-3, Oct ’86, £7.95, 176pp, hc) [Alice] Classic children’s fantasy novel with new illustrations by Justin Todd.


Italo Calvino: Metamorphoses of Fantasy Albert Howard Carter, III (UMI 0-8357-1780-1, Dec ’86, $39.95, 182pp, hc) Non-fiction, critical study of Calvino’s sf and fantasy, along with primary and secondary bibliographies. [Italo Calvino]


Black Venus Angela Carter (Picador 0-330-29395-8, Nov ’86, £2.95, 121pp, pb) Reprint (Chatto & Windus 1985) collection including some fantasy.


The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman Angela Carter (King Penguin 0-14-005651-3, Mar ’86 [Feb ’86], $6.95, 221pp, pb) Reissue (Rupert Hart-Davis 1972) surreal fantasy novel, first published in the U.S. as The War of Dreams. This edition is being sold in England, the U.S., and three other English-speaking countries.


Nights at the Circus Angela Carter (Penguin 0-14-007703-0, Mar ’86 [Feb ’86], $6.95, 295pp, pb) Reprint (Chatto & Windus 1984) fantasy novel of a flying woman and a turn-of-the-century circus. Recommended. (FCM)


Saints and Strangers Angela Carter (Viking 0-670-81139-4, Sep ’86, $13.95, 126pp, hc) Collection of 8 stories, mostly fantasy of some sort — an excellent gathering of Carter’s recent works. Recommended. (FCM) First U.S. edition (Chatto & Windus 1985 as Black Venus).


Wayward Girls and Wicked Women ed. Angela Carter (Virago 0-86068-574-8, Nov ’86, £10.95, 339pp, hc) Associational; mainstream collection.


Wayward Girls and Wicked Women ed. Angela Carter (Virago 0-86068-579-9, Nov ’86, £4.50, 339pp, tp) Paperback edition of the above.


Mandricardo Lin Carter (DAW 0-88677-180-3, Jan ’87 [Dec ’86], $2.95, 223pp, pb) [Terra Magica] Fantasy novel, third in the “Terra Magica” series.


The Infinity Link Jeffrey A. Carver (Orbit 0-7088-8180-7, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], £4.95, 540pp, pb) Reprint (Bluejay 1984) sf novel.


Casanova’s “Icosameron" Jacques Casanova de Seingalt (Jenna Press 0-941752-00-3, Mar ’86, $10.95, 260pp, pb) First English translation and abridgement (by Rachel Zurer) from the 1800 page 1788 French edition of Casanova’s only novel, a utopian fantasy subtitled "The Story of Edward and Elizabeth, who spent 81 years in the megamicres, original inhabitants of Protocosmos in the interior of our globe.” The book includes scholarly material as well as the novel. Distributed by The Talman Co., 150 Fifth Ave, New York NY 10011.


Star Country Michael Cassutt (Doubleday 0-385-19846-9, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $12.95, 180pp, hc) Sf novel of a defecting alien visiting 21st-century America. A first novel.


The Crystal and the Amulet James Cawthorn (Savoy 0-86130-070-X, Aug ’86, £4.95, unpaginated, tp) Graphic novel adaptation of Michael Moorcock’s Chronicles of Hawkmoon, with an introduction by Burne Hogarth. An oversized paperback (9.25" x 12.25").


Demons of the Dancing Gods Jack L. Chalker (Futura/Orbit 0-7088-8174-2, Mar ’86, £2.50, 257pp, pb) [Dancing Gods] Reissue (Del Rey 1984) fantasy novel, second in a series.


Lords of the Middle Dark Jack L. Chalker (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32560-5, Jun ’86 [May ’86], $3.50, 357pp, pb) [Rings of the Master] Sf novel, first in the new series “The Rings of the Master”. A master computer controls the galaxy and keeps Earth’s peoples in a primitive state. A party of humans must find five rings that will return control of the computer to mankind.


The Messiah Choice Jack L. Chalker (Tor 0-812-53290-2, May ’86 [Apr ’86], $3.50, 380pp, pb) Reprint (Bluejay 1985) fantasy novel with elements of sf.


River of the Dancing Gods Jack L. Chalker (Futura/Orbit 0-7088-8163-7, Nov ’85 [Mar ’86], £2.50, pb) [Dancing Gods] Reprint (Del Rey 1984 as The River of Dancing Gods) fantasy novel, part of a series.


Soul Rider Book Five: Children of Flux and Anchor Jack L. Chalker (Tor 0-812-53286-4, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $3.50, 350pp, pb) [Soul Rider] Sf novel, #5 in the series.


Vengeance of the Dancing Gods Jack L. Chalker (Futura/Orbit 0-7088-8175-0, Aug ’86, £2.50, 303pp, pb) [Dancing Gods] Reprint (Del Rey 1985) sf novel, third in the “Dancing Gods” series.


Shades of Dark ed. Aidan Chambers (Puffin 0-14-032022-9, Aug ’86, £1.50, 128pp, pb) Juvenile ghost story anthology.


The John W. Campbell Letters, Volume 1 ed. Perry A. &, Sr. Tony Chapdelaine & George Hay (AC Projects 0-931150-15-9, Feb ’86 [Mar ’86], Limited edition of 750 copies, $35.00, 610pp, hc) Selected Campbell letters from the ’30s through the ’70s, with introductory articles by the editors, a list of references, and an index. This was announced years ago, and has finally appeared. [John W. Campbell, Jr.]


The John W. Campbell Letters, Volume 1 ed. Perry A. &, Sr. Tony Chapdelaine & George Hay (AC Projects 0-931150-16-7, Feb ’86 [Mar ’86], $5.95, 610pp, pb) Paperback edition of the above. The text is tiny, but readable. Campbell has been losing ground in the revisionist version of sf history, and it’s easy to see why after reading these letters. I don’t know whether it’s the selection or my own changing perspectives, but I found the majority of these uninteresting. (CNB) [John W. Campbell, Jr.]


Dagon Fred Chappell (St. Martin’s 0-312-90676-5, Jan ’87 [Dec ’86], $3.50, 181pp, pb) Reprint (Harcourt Brace & World 1968) horror novel, a literary entry in the Cthulhu Mythos. It’s based on Lovecraft but does not follow the Mythos.


Private School #1: Nightmare Session Steven Charles (Pocket/Archway 0-671-60325-6, Oct ’86, $2.50, pb) [Private School] Young-adult sf horror novel, first of a series. “Aliens have taken over a posh prep school and from there plan the destruction of humanity.”


Private School #2: Academy of Terror Steven Charles (Pocket/Archway 0-671-60327-2, Oct ’86, $2.50, pb) [Private School] Young-adult sf/horror novel, second in a series which is scheduled to have one book per month hereafter.


Private School #3: Witch’s Eye Steven Charles (Pocket/Archway 0-671-60328-0, Nov ’86 [Oct ’86], $2.50, 149pp, pb) [Private School] Young-adult sf/horror novel of a prep school, aliens, and the “legendary lake called Witch’s Eye.”


Private School #4: Skeleton Key Steven Charles (Pocket/Archway 0-671-60329-9, Dec ’86 [Nov ’86], $2.50, 150pp, pb) [Private School] Young-adult sf novel in a series about a prep school taken over by aliens.


Private School #5: The Enemy Within Steven Charles (Pocket/Archway 0-671-60330-2, Jan ’87 [Dec ’86], $2.50, 147pp, pb) [Private School] Part of a series featuring aliens and students.


Bred Any Good Rooks Lately? ed. James Charlton (Doubleday 0-385-23477-5, 1986 [Dec ’86], $4.95, 117pp, tp) Original humor anthology of puns, spoonerisms and shaggy dog stories, many by sf authors. Illustrated by Mary Kornblum.


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