The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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October’s Baby Glen Cook (Berkley 0-425-06538-3, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $2.50, 248pp, pb) [Dread Empire] Reissue (Berkley 1980) fantasy novel, second in the “Dread Empire” trilogy.

Shadows Linger Glen Cook (Tor 0-812-53372-0, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $2.95, 319pp, pb) [Black Company] Fantasy novel, sequel to The Black Company.

The Alejandra Variations Paul Cook (Ace 0-441-01240-X, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $2.75, 248pp, pb) Sf novel.

Star Trek: Black Fire Sonni Cooper (Pocket 0-671-83632-3, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $2.95, 220pp, pb) [Star Trek] Reissue (Timescape 1983) Star Trek novel. Number 8 in the series.

The Burning Mountain Alfred Coppel (Charter 0-441-08935-6, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $3.50, 389pp, pb) Reprint (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1983) alternate-history WWII novel. Interesting, exciting, mostly plausible. (EAL)

Yesterday’s Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future Joseph J. Corn & Brian Horrigan (Simon & Schuster 0-671-54276-1, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $29.95, 158pp, hc) Non-fiction, associational, an illustrated book based on artwork, models, toys, etc., showing past American visions of the future. Also available in tp (-54133-1, $17.95).

Manna Lee Correy (DAW 0-87997-896-1, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $2.95, 239pp, pb) Sf novel.

Star Trek: The Abode of Life Lee Correy (Pocket 0-671-47719-6, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $2.95, 207pp, pb) [Star Trek] Reissue (Timescape 1982) Star Trek novel. Number 6 in the series.

The Death God’s Citadel Juanita Coulson (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31789-0, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $2.95, 386pp, pb) Reissue (Del Rey 1980) fantasy novel; 2nd printing.

The Web of Wizardry Juanita Coulson (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31788-2, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $2.95, 357pp, pb) Reissue (Del Rey 1978) fantasy novel; 2nd printing.

Spacebase 2000 Stewart Cowley (Hamlyn 0-600-38546-9, 1984, £5.95, 192pp, hc) Omnibus of Spacecraft: 2000-2100 AD and Great Space Battles. [Not seen]

The Tithonian Factor Richard Cowper (Gollancz 0-575-03440-8, May ’84 [Apr ’84], £7.95, 150pp, hc) Collection of 6 novelettes.

The Steven Spielberg Story Tony Crawley (Morrow 0-688-02510-2, Jun ’84, $5.45, 159pp, tp) Non-fiction, illustrated biography/filmography. We haven’t seen it, and neither have local bookstores, but Morrow swears it’s out. It was scheduled for last fall. First U.S. edition (Zomba 1983). [Steven Spielberg]

Star Trek: Yesterday’s Son A. C. Crispin (Gregg 0-8398-2830-6, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $10.95, 141pp, hc) [Star Trek] Reprint (Timescape 1983) Star Trek novelization. Number 11 in the series.

V A. C. Crispin (Pinnacle 0-523-42237-7, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $2.95, 402pp, pb) [V] Novel based on the tv movie/series.

Tales from the Mabinogion Kevin Crossley-Holland (Gollancz 0-575-03531-5, 1984, £6.95, 88pp, hc) Young-adult fantasy collection. [Not seen]

The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories ed. J. A. Cuddon (Penguin 0-14-006800-7, Oct ’84, £4.95, 512pp, tp) Anthology of classic supernatural fantasy tales. [Not seen]

The Penguin Book of Horror Stories ed. J. A. Cuddon (Penguin 0-14-006799-X, 1984, £4.95, 607pp, tp) Anthology of dark tales from authors including Henry James, Poe, Kafka, William Hope Hodgson, Ray Bradbury, and other major authors. [Not seen]

The Abyss Jere Cunningham (Ballantine 0-345-30894-8, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $2.85, 258pp, pb) Reprint (Wyndham 1981) fantasy/horror novel.

Into the Unknown: Fantasy & Science Fiction Literature (Catalogue 77) Lloyd Currey (L.W. Currey, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $14.95, 418pp, pb) There is so much important bibliographical information in this catalogue that we’re listing it as a book. (CNB)

How to Be Your Own Literary Agent: The Business of Getting Your Book Published (Expanded Edition) Richard Curtis (Houghton Mifflin 0-395-36142-7, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $7.95, 257pp, tp) Non-fiction, associational. This is an expanded version of a book on publishing based on the Locus columns. Recommended, of course. (CNB)

Brave Old World Philippe Curval (Schocken 0-85031-407-0, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $13.95, 262pp, hc) Sf novel translated from French (Cette Chere Humanite, 1976). Dystopian novel. Actually, this is a false entry; it’s the original 1981 Allison & Busby edition with a new jacket and price.

The Legend of Protogonos Anthony A. Czebatul (Vantage Press 0-533-06148-2, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $7.95, 84pp, hc) Fantasy novella for juvenile readers, published by a vanity press.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl (Bantam Skylark 0-553-15248-3, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $2.50, 160pp, pb) [Charlie] Reissue (Knopf 1964) juvenile fantasy novel. 16th printing. 832,000 in print.

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator Roald Dahl (Bantam Skylark 0-553-15315-3, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $2.50, 164pp, pb) [Charlie] Reissue (Knopf 1972) juvenile fantasy novel. 15th printing; 689,000 in print.

Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories ed. Roald Dahl (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 0-374-51868-8, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $6.95, 235pp, pb) Reprint (Cape 1983) anthology of 14 ghost stories.

Homecoming John Dalmas (Tor 0-812-53471-9, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $2.95, 247pp, pb) [Nils Järnhand] Sf novel, sequel to The Yngling.

The Yngling John Dalmas (Tor 0-812-53473-5, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $2.95, 252pp, pb) [Nils Järnhand] Reprint (Pyramid 1971) sf novel, first in a series.

1985 György Dalos (Pantheon 0-394-53780-7, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $12.95, 118pp, hc) [1984] Sf novel, sequel to Orwell’s 1984. First U.S. edition (Pluto Press 1983). Also available in tp (-72482-8, $4.95). [George Orwell]

The 17th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories ed. Mary Danby (Fontana 0-00-616934-1, 1984, £1.50, 188pp, pb) Horror anthology of 12 new and reprint stories.

Nightmares 2 ed. Mary Danby (Armada 0-00-692346-1, Oct ’84, £1.25, 160pp, pb) Young-adult horror anthology of new and reprint stories. Illustrated by John Higgins. [Not seen]

The Forest of App Gloria Rand Dank (Putnam/Pacer 0-399-21142-X, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $2.25, 154pp, pb) Reprint (Greenwillow 1983) young-adult fantasy novel. A very promising debut, of interest to adults as well as younger readers despite its modest scale. Recommended. (FCM)

Magicats! ed. Jack M. Dann & Gardner R. Dozois (Ace 0-441-51530-4, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $2.95, 267pp, pb) Anthology of 18 stories by Fritz Leiber, Cordwainer Smith, Stephen King, Ursula Le Guin, and others, about cats. The cover is real cutesy.

Unicorns! ed. Jack M. Dann & Gardner R. Dozois (Ace 0-441-85443-5, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $2.95, 308pp, pb) Reissue (Ace 1982) anthology; 5th Ace printing.

The First Omni Book of Science Fiction ed. Ellen Datlow (Zebra 0-8217-1319-1, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $3.95, 395pp, pb) Anthology of 14 stories from Omni magazine.

The Second Omni Book of Science Fiction ed. Ellen Datlow (Zebra 0-8217-1320-5, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $3.95, 414pp, pb) Anthology of 17 stories from Omni.

Two-Bit Culture: The Paperbacking of America Kenneth C. Davis (Houghton Mifflin 0-395-34398-4, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $19.95, 430pp, hc) Non-fiction, associational. A history of paperback publishing. Also available in tp (-35535-4, $9.95).

Conan of Aquilonia L. Sprague de Camp & Lin Carter (Ace 0-441-11460-1, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.75, 171pp, pb) [Conan] Reissue (Ace 1977) collection of stories based on the Robert E. Howard character. “Conan” #11, 10th Ace printing.

Conan of the Isles L. Sprague de Camp & Lin Carter (Ace 0-441-11461-X, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.75, 189pp, pb) [Conan] Reissue (Lancer 1968) fantasy novel based on the Robert E. Howard character. “Conan” #12, 13th Ace printing.

Conan the Buccaneer L. Sprague de Camp & Lin Carter (Ace 0-441-11458-X, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.75, 191pp, pb) [Conan] Reissue (Lancer 1971) fantasy novel based on the Robert E. Howard character. “Conan” #6, 9th Ace printing.

The Bones of Zora L. Sprague & Catherine Crook de Camp (Ace 0-441-07012-4, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $2.75, 256pp, pb) [Krishna] Reprint (Phantasia 1983) fantasy novel, 6th in the “Krishna” series.

The Compleat Enchanter L. Sprague de Camp & Fletcher Pratt (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31435-2, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $2.95, 420pp, pb) [Harold Shea] Reissue (SFBC 1975) omnibus edition of the “Harold Shea” tales, The Incomplete Enchanter and The Castle of Iron. 4th printing; over 218,000 in print.

The Borribles Michael De Larrabeiti (Ace 0-441-07171-6, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $2.50, 305pp, pb) [Borribles] Reissue (Bodley Head 1976) young-adult fantasy novel. Recommended. (CNB)

The Borribles Go for Broke Michael De Larrabeiti (Ace 0-441-07024-8, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.50, 267pp, pb) [Borribles] Reissue (Bodley Head 1981) fantasy novel, sequel to The Borribles.

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