The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Chocky’s Challenge Mark Daniel (Methuen/Magnet 0-423-02120-6, Oct ’86, £1.75, 141pp, pb) [Chocky] Novelization of sf tv serial, a second sequel to John Wyndham’s Chocky.

Yellow Fog Les Daniels (Donald M. Grant 0-937986-82-8, Nov ’86 [Oct ’86], $30.00, 191pp, hc) [Don Sebastian] Horror novel, fourth in the series about the vampire Don Sebastian (The Black Castle, etc.). Illustrations by Frank Villano. Limited edition of 800 copies signed by author and artist.

The Dracula Murders Philip Daniels (Critic’s Choice 0-931773-81-4, Jul ’86, $2.95, 190pp, pb) [Dracula] Horror novel of Nosferatu on the loose in modern times. First American edition (Hale 1983).

Sorcerers! ed. Jack M. Dann & Gardner R. Dozois (Ace 0-441-77532-2, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $2.95, 244pp, pb) Anthology of 14 fantasy stories, plus an introduction.

The Witches 7: The Feud James Darke (Sphere 0-7221-5201-9, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], £1.95, 160pp, pb) [Witches] Along with the following entry, the latest two volumes in a bestselling sex/horror series.

The Witches 8: The Plague James Darke (Sphere 0-7221-5202-7, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], £1.95, 160pp, pb) [Witches] Horror novel.

Vergil in Averno Avram Davidson (Doubleday 0-385-19707-1, Jan ’87 [Dec ’86], $12.95, 184pp, hc) [Vergil] Fantasy novel featuring the hero of The Phoenix and the Mirror — a further adventure of Vergil Magus.

Marmalade Atkins in Space Andrew Davies (Blackie 0-216-91887-1, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], £6.50, 96pp, hc) Reissue (Abelard Schumann 1982) juvenile sf novel.

The Last Election Pete Davies (Vintage 0-394-74702-X, Jan ’87 [Dec ’86], $6.95, 234pp, pb) Dystopian sf novel, a black comedy and a first novel. First American edition (Andre Deutsch 1986).

What’s Bred in the Bone Robertson Davies (QPB/Viking 42-2431, Jun ’86, $9.50, 436pp, pb) [Rebel Angels] Reprint (Macmillan Canada 1985) novel with elements of fantasy. Identical to the Viking edition except for soft cover with jacket imprinted, and lack of ISBN number.

What’s Bred in the Bone Robertson Davies (Penguin 0-14-009711-2, Nov ’86 [Oct ’86], $6.95, 436pp, pb) [Rebel Angels] Reprint (Macmillan Canada 1985) novel that mingles mainstream and fantasy; the tale of an artist and his personal daimon. Recommended. (FCM)

The Celestial Toymaker Gerry Davis & Alison Bingeman (W.H. Allen 0-491-03232-3, Jun ’86, £6.95, hc) [Doctor Who] Juvenile sf novel. Volume 111 in the “Dr. Who” series.

The Celestial Toymaker Gerry Davis & Alison Bingeman (Target 0-426-20251-1, Nov ’86, £1.60, 127pp, pb) [Doctor Who] Reprint (W.H. Allen 1986) sf novel based on the “Dr. Who” tv show.

Moonbird Grania Davis (Doubleday 0-385-19555-9, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], $12.95, 181pp, hc) Contemporary fantasy novel set on an island near Bali, featuring gods, demons, and a fisherman’s son.

Forbidden Objects Maggie Davis (Tor 0-812-51687-7, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $3.50, 276pp, pb) Horror novel.

The Best of L. Sprague de Camp L. Sprague de Camp (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32930-9, May ’86 [Apr ’86], $3.50, 362pp, pb) Reissue (Del Rey 1978) collection.

Conan of the Isles L. Sprague de Camp & Lin Carter (Ace 0-441-11473-3, Sep ’86 [Aug ’86], $2.95, 189pp, pb) [Conan] Reissue (Lancer 1968) fantasy novel by de Camp and Carter, based on the Robert E. Howard character. “Conan” #12; 16th Ace printing.

Conan the Buccaneer L. Sprague de Camp & Lin Carter (Ace 0-441-11585-3, Mar ’86 [Feb ’86], $2.95, 191pp, pb) [Conan] Reissue (Lancer 1971) fantasy novel by de Camp and Carter, based on the Robert E. Howard character. “Conan” #6. Tenth printing.

Dark Valley Destiny: The Life of Robert E. Howard L. Sprague & Catherine Crook de Camp & Jane Whittington Griffin (Bluejay 0-312-94076-9, May ’86 [Jun ’86], $9.95, 402pp, pb) Non-fiction, biography of Robert E. Howard. Inside it’s apparently a rebound, cut-down copy of the hardcover, pretending to be a new book. We don’t know if there are actually any new paperbacks floating around.

The Land of Unreason L. Sprague de Camp & Fletcher Pratt (Baen 0-671-65612-0, Jan ’87 [Dec ’86], $2.95, 237pp, pb) Reprint (Holt 1942) fantasy novel. Recommended. (CNB)

Freak’s Amour Tom De Haven (Penguin 0-14-008679-X, Feb ’86 [Mar ’86], $6.95, 276pp, pb) Reprint (Morrow 1979) sf novel, a dark comedy of mutants in an irradiated New Jersey.

Funny Papers Tom De Haven (Penguin 0-14-008680-3, Feb ’86 [Mar ’86], $6.95, 368pp, pb) Reprint (Viking 1985) picaresque novel with elements of fantasy, set among the journalists and cartoonists of New York in the 1890s.

The Borribles: Across the Dark Metropolis Michael De Larrabeiti (Piccolo 0-330-29149-1, Oct ’86, £1.95, 332pp, pb) [Borribles] Juvenile fantasy novel, #3 in the series. A planned hardcover edition was dropped amid controversy.

Yarrow Charles de Lint (Ace 0-441-94000-5, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $2.95, 244pp, pb) Fantasy novel taking place in our world as well as an alternate fantasy world which the heroine, a fantasy author, can enter.

The Wondrous Physician Jorge De Sena (J.M. Dent/Everyman 0-460-02463-9, Mar ’86, £3.95, 123pp, pb) First English-language version (translated from Portuguese by Mary Fitton) of a fantasy novel “set in a world of sorcery, superstition and magic.”

The Hidden Land Pamela Dean (Ace 0-441-32909-8, Jul ’86 [Jun ’86], $2.95, 202pp, pb) [Secret Country] Fantasy novel of children in a magic land where their real-world make-believe games become real. As war and treachery loom, they realize that power and position have serious implications. Sequel to The Secret Country.

Worlds Apart ed. Camilla Decarnin, Eric Garber & Lyn Paleo (Alyson 0-932870-87-2, Aug ’86, $7.95, 282pp, tp, cover by George Barr) Anthology of gay/lesbian sf and fantasy, a follow-up to the earlier anthology Kindred Spirits.

Paradox Alley John DeChancie (Ace 0-441-65146-1, Jan ’87 [Dec ’86], $3.50, 314pp, pb) [Starrigger] Sf novel, third in the “Starrigger” trilogy about truckers to the stars.

Red Limit Freeway John DeChancie (Ace 0-441-71123-5, Jan ’87 [Dec ’86], $2.95, 280pp, pb) [Starrigger] Reissue (Ace 1984) sf novel, second in the “Starrigger” trilogy; 2nd printing.

For Love of Audrey Rose Frank De Felitta (NEL 0-450-05533-7, Nov ’86, £2.95, 459pp, pb) [Audrey Rose] Reissue horror novel.

Golgotha Falls Frank De Felitta (NEL 0-450-38929-4, Nov ’86, £2.95, 368pp, pb) Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1984) horror novel.

Windmaster’s Bane Tom Deitz (Avon 0-380-75029-5, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $3.50, 279pp, pb) [David Sullivan] Fantasy novel, a first novel.

The Best of Lester del Rey Lester del Rey (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32933-3, Mar ’86 [Feb ’86], $3.95, 366pp, pb) Reissue (Del Rey 1978) collection. 3rd printing.

Pstalemate Lester del Rey (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32928-7, Mar ’86 [Feb ’86], $2.95, 215pp, pb) Reprint (Putnam 1971) sf novel of telepathy and psi powers.

On the Third Day Michael Delahaye (Bantam 0-553-25672-6, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $3.50, 296pp, pb) Reprint (Macmillan 1984) fantasy/espionage novel involving the remains of Christ.

Lords Temporal Joseph H. Delaney (Baen 0-671-65613-9, Jan ’87 [Dec ’86], $3.50, 374pp, pb) Sf novel of a castaway in time and sinister aliens.

The Complete Nebula Award-Winning Fiction Samuel R. Delany (Bantam Spectra 0-553-25610-6, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], $4.95, 425pp, pb) Collection of Delany’s novels and short fiction which won Nebulas.

Driftglass Samuel R. Delany (NAL/Signet 0-451-12092-2, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], $2.95, 278pp, pb) Reissue (Signet 1971) collection of 10 stories. 7th printing.

The Fall of the Towers Samuel R. Delany (Bantam Spectra 0-553-25648-3, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], $4.95, 401pp, pb) [Fall of the Towers] Reissue (Ace 1970) omnibus edition of the sf trilogy Out of the Dead City (Ace 1963), The Towers of Toron (Ace 1964), and City of a Thousand Suns (Ace 1965).

Nova Samuel R. Delany (Gollancz 0-575-03818-7, Mar ’86, £2.95, 224pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1968) sf novel, #4 in the new “Gollancz Classic SF” paperback line.

Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand Samuel R. Delany (Grafton/Panther 0-586-06749-3, Jun ’86 [May ’86], £2.95, 464pp, pb) [Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand] Reprint (Bantam 1984) sf novel, first in a duology.

Dragon’s Pawn Carol L. Dennis (Popular Library/Questar 0-445-20320-X, Jan ’87 [Dec ’86], $3.50, 232pp, pb) [Dragon’s Knight] Humorous fantasy novel with an untrained hero and a pacifist dragon. A first novel.

Bagdad Ian Dennis (Macmillan Canada 0-7715-9892-0, Jun ’86 [May ’86], C$17.95, 210pp, hc) [Prince of Stars] Arabian Nights-style fantasy novel, Vol. I of “The Prince of Stars in the Cavern of Time”, a duology. A first novel.

Bagdad Ian Dennis (Unwin/Unicorn 0-04-823274-2, Jul ’86 [Mar ’86], £8.95, 224pp, hc) [Prince of Stars] Reprint (Macmillan Canada 1986) Arabian Nights-style fantasy novel. Volume 1 in the “Prince of Stars in the Crown of Time” series. [First U.K. edition]

Wrack & Roll Bradley Denton (Popular Library/Questar 0-445-20306-4, Nov ’86, $3.50, 406pp, pb) Alternate-world sf novel of straights vs. Wrackers. A better than average first novel. Recommended. (FCM)

The Planiverse A. K. Dewdney (Picador 0-330-28075-9, May ’86, £3.95, 272pp, tp) Reissue (Pan 1984) scientific fantasy about a two-dimensional world.

The Adventures of a Two-Minute Werewolf Gene DeWeese (Berkley Pacer 0-425-08882-0, Sep ’86 [Aug ’86], $2.50, 121pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1983) young-adult humorous fantasy novel.

The Mountains of Channadran Susan Dexter (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31976-1, Sep ’86 [Aug ’86], $3.50, 367pp, pb) [Winter King’s War] Fantasy novel, Book 3 of “The Winter King’s War”.

All the Devils Are Here ed. David D. Deyo, Jr. (Unnameable Press 0-934227-02-0, Aug ’86, $8.50, 117pp, pb) Original fantasy/horror anthology of stories and poetry, including work by Bradbury, Bishop, Brennan, etc. A small-press book produced for ConFederation. Order from P.O. Box 11689, Atlanta GA 30355; include 75 cents for shipping.

The Cosmic Puppets Philip K. Dick (Severn House 0-7278-1356-0, Nov ’86, £8.50, 144pp, hc) Reprint (Ace 1957) sf novel.

Humpty Dumpty in Oakland Philip K. Dick (Gollancz 0-575-03875-6, Oct ’86, £9.95, 199pp, hc) Non-sf/fantasy, associational. A mainstream novel set in the 1950s. This is the first edition.

I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon Philip K. Dick (Gollancz 0-575-03578-1, Feb ’86 [Mar ’86], £8.95, 179pp, hc) Reprint (Doubleday 1985) collection, edited by Mark Hurst & Paul Williams.

The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike Philip K. Dick (Mark V. Ziesing 0-9612970-5-0, Feb ’86, $9.95, 223pp, pb) Reprint (Ziesing 1984) non-sf/fantasy novel, of associational interest. First paperback edition.

The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike Philip K. Dick (Grafton/Paladin 0-586-08563-7, Aug ’86, £2.95, 256pp, pb) Reprint (Ziesing 1984) mainstream novel, of associational interest.

Radio Free Albemuth Philip K. Dick (SFBC #01801, Jun ’86, $4.98, 214pp, hc) [VALIS] Reprint (Arbor House 1985) sf novel; an earlier, different version of VALIS.

Robots, Androids, and Mechanical Oddities: The Science Fiction of Philip K. Dick Philip K. Dick (Southern Illinois University Press 0-8093-1178-X, Mar ’86, $9.95, 261pp, tp) Reprint (S. Illinois Univ. Press 1984) collection of 15 stories on robots and artificial intelligence, edited by Patricia S. Warrick & Martin H. Greenberg. First trade paperback edition.

We Can Build You Philip K. Dick (Grafton 0-586-06490-7, Jan ’86, £2.50, 252pp, pb) Reprint (DAW 1972) sf novel.

The Haunting of Bellamy 4 Monica Dickens (Collins 0-00-191120-1, Mar ’86, £5.95, 123pp, hc) [Messenger] Juvenile fantasy novel, volume 3 in the “Messenger” series.

The Haunting of Bellamy 4 Monica Dickens (Collins/Armada 0-00-692646-0, Mar ’86, £1.75, 128pp, pb) [Messenger] Paperback edition of the above.

The Devil’s Children Peter Dickinson (Delacorte 0-385-29449-2, 1986 [May ’86], $14.95, 187pp, hc) [Changes] Reprint (Gollancz 1970) young-adult fantasy novel, first of an excellent trilogy. Recommended. (FCM)

Healer Peter Dickinson (Puffin 0-14-031746-5, Jan ’86, £1.75, 187pp, pb) Reprint (Gollancz 1983) novel about child with faith-healing powers.

Healer Peter Dickinson (Heinemann Educational 0-435-12301-7, Apr ’86, £2.25, 192pp, pb) Reprint (Gollancz 1983) novel about child with faith-healing powers.

Heartsease Peter Dickinson (Delacorte 0-385-29451-4, 1986 [May ’86], $14.95, 135pp, hc) [Changes] Reprint (Gollancz 1969) fantasy novel. Book 2 of the “Changes Trilogy”.

The Weathermonger Peter Dickinson (Delacorte 0-385-29450-6, 1986 [May ’86], $14.95, 190pp, hc) [Changes] Reprint (Gollancz 1969) young-adult fantasy novel, Book 3 of the “Changes Trilogy”.

The Faceless Ones Terrance Dicks (W.H. Allen 0-491-03692-2, Dec ’86, £7.25, 140pp, hc) [Doctor Who] Juvenile sf novel, Dr. Who #116.

The Further Adventures of Doctor Who Terrance Dicks (SFBC #01067, Jan ’86, $5.50, 245pp, hc) [Doctor Who] Omnibus edition of three novelizations from the tv scripts.

The Seeds of Death Terrance Dicks (W.H. Allen 0-491-03662-0, Jul ’86, £6.95, 160pp, hc) [Doctor Who] Juvenile sf novel, Doctor Who #107.

The Seeds of Death Terrance Dicks (Target 0-426-20252-X, Dec ’86, £1.60, 149pp, pb) [Doctor Who] Reprint (W.H. Allen 1986) juvenile sf novel, Dr. Who #107.

The Time Monster Terrance Dicks (Target 0-426-20221-X, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], £1.60, 151pp, pb) [Doctor Who] Reprint (W.H. Allen 1985) novelization based on the tv sf show. “Doctor Who” #102.

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