The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Alien Art Gordon R. Dickson (Tor 0-812-53577-4, Dec ’86 [Nov ’86], $2.95, 184pp, pb) Reprint (Dutton 1973) sf novel.

Ancient, My Enemy Gordon R. Dickson (Sphere 0-7221-2999-8, Oct ’86, £2.50, 253pp, pb) Reissue (Doubleday 1974) collection.

The Dorsai Companion Gordon R. Dickson (Ace 0-441-16026-3, Jun ’86 [May ’86], $5.95, 231pp, pb) [Childe Cycle] Collection of fiction and non-fiction pieces belonging to the “Childe Cycle”. This has the two stories from The Spirit of Dorsai (1979) without the bridging material, and the two stories from Lost Dorsai (1980), dropping the Sandra Meisel afterword. This volume doesn’t add any fiction, but includes a new Dickson introduction to the whole series, a number of charts, genealogies, and chronologies, plus a pseudo- travelogue on Dorsai. It isn’t quite an omnibus of the earlier two volumes, although it certainly replaces them. It is not illustrated. (CNB)

The Forever Man Gordon R. Dickson (Ace 0-441-24712-1, Sep ’86 [Aug ’86], $16.95, 375pp, hc) Sf novel of a pilot whose mind has merged with his ship.

The Last Dream Gordon R. Dickson (Baen 0-671-65559-0, Mar ’86 [Feb ’86], $2.95, 263pp, pb) Collection of 12 stories plus an introduction by Sandra Miesel.

The Man the Worlds Rejected Gordon R. Dickson (Tor 0-812-53572-3, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $2.95, 250pp, pb) Collection of 7 stories (mostly from the ’50s and ’60s) and one non-fiction piece.

Mindspan Gordon R. Dickson (Baen 0-671-65580-9, Jul ’86 [Jun ’86], $2.95, 276pp, pb) Collection of 13 stories, mostly from the ’50s and ’60s.

On the Run Gordon R. Dickson (Tor 0-812-53570-7, Mar ’86 [Feb ’86], $2.95, 213pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1956 as Mankind on the Run) sf novel.

Pro Gordon R. Dickson (Tor 0-812-53575-8, Sep ’86 [Aug ’86], $2.95, 183pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1978) sf short novel, illustrated by James R. Odbert.

War World William C. Dietz (Ace 0-441-87346-4, Nov ’86 [Oct ’86], $2.95, 247pp, pb) [Sam McCade] Military sf adventure novel; probably a first novel.

Star Trek #30: Demons J. M. Dillard (Pocket 0-671-62524-1, Jul ’86 [Jun ’86], $3.50, 271pp, pb) [Star Trek] Star Trek novel; a plague of demons devastates the planet Vulcan.

Agent 13 the Midnight Avenger #1: The Invisible Empire Flint Dille & David Marconi (TSR 0-88038-281-3, Apr ’86 [May ’86], $2.95, 191pp, pb) [Agent 13] Neo-pulp thriller/sf novel, first in a series set just before World War II, with an evil society out to rule the world — opposed by Agent 13.

Agent 13 the Midnight Avenger #2: The Serpentine Assassin Flint Dille & David Marconi (TSR 0-88038-282-1, Apr ’86 [May ’86], $2.95, 191pp, pb) [Agent 13] Sf/pulp thriller novel, second in a new series.

The Brave Little Toaster Thomas M. Disch (Doubleday 0-385-23050-8, May ’86 [Apr ’86], $10.95, 79pp, hc) [Toaster] Juvenile fantasy short story, illustrated by Karen Lee Schmidt.

The Brave Little Toaster Thomas M. Disch (Grafton 0-246-13080-6, Sep ’86, £5.95, 96pp, hc) [Toaster] Reprint (Doubleday 1986) award-winning short story issued as illustrated children’s book.

The Businessman: A Tale of Terror Thomas M. Disch (Grafton/Paladin 0-586-08562-9, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], £2.95, 238pp, pb) Reprint (Harper & Row 1984) novel of black-humored fantasy and the supernatural.

The Tale of Dan de Lion Thomas M. Disch (Coffee House Press 0-918273-30-7, Dec ’86 [Nov ’86], $9.95, unpaginated, hc) Short juvenile/fantasy fable in rhyming couplets, illustrated by Rhonda McClun. For Disch collectors.

The Mirror of Her Dreams Stephen R. Donaldson (Collins 0-00-223073-9, Aug ’86, £10.95, 658pp, hc) [Mordant’s Need] Fantasy novel about a 20th century woman summoned to a threatened fantasy land that requires her assistance. First in the two-volume “Mordant’s Need”. This precedes the U.S. edition.

The Mirror of Her Dreams Stephen R. Donaldson (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33298-9, Nov ’86 [Sep ’86], $19.95, 642pp, hc) [Mordant’s Need] Fantasy novel, first in the duology “Mordant’s Need”. First American edition (Collins UK 1986).

Exiles of the Rynth Carole Nelson Douglas (Corgi 0-552-12683-7, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], £2.95, 416pp, pb) [Kendric and Irissa] Reprint (Del Rey 1984) fantasy novel, sequel to Six of Swords.

Probe Carole Nelson Douglas (Tor 0-812-53587-1, Dec ’86 [Nov ’86], $3.50, 383pp, pb) [Kevin Blake] Reprint (Tor 1985) sf novel.

Highlander Garry Douglas (Grafton 0-586-07136-9, Aug ’86, £2.50, 252pp, pb) Sf film novelization. “Garry Douglas” is a pseudonym for Garry Kilworth.

The Unholy Smile Gregory A. Douglas (NEL 0-450-05833-6, Mar ’86, £2.50, 336pp, pb) Reprint (Zebra 1979 as The Rite) horror novel.

The Doctor Who Cookbook Gary Downie (Target 0-426-20276-7, Nov ’86, £3.50, 120pp, pb) [Doctor Who] Reprint (W.H. Allen); non-fiction, associational. “Inter-galactic recipes from favourite Doctor Who actors and actresses.”

The Doings of Raffles Haw Arthur Conan Doyle (Greenhill 0-947898-37-9, Oct ’86, £8.95, 258pp, hc) Reprint (Lovell 1891) collection including some sf.

The Year’s Best Science Fiction, Third Annual Collection ed. Gardner R. Dozois (SFBC #10323, Nov ’86, $9.98, 626pp, hc) Reprint (Bluejay 1986) anthology.

The Year’s Best Science Fiction, Third Annual Collection ed. Gardner R. Dozois (Bluejay 0-312-94486-1, May ’86, $19.95, 624pp, hc) Anthology of 24 stories — the editor’s choice for the best of 1985. This is easily the best of the “Bests” as far as fiction and recommendations. The introduction leans heavily on Locus but can’t seem to get the subscription price right (most of the proofreading is pretty bad). Still, highly recommended. (CNB)

The Year’s Best Science Fiction, Third Annual Collection ed. Gardner R. Dozois (Bluejay 0-312-94487-X, May ’86, $10.95, 624pp, pb) Paperback edition of the above.

Death Riders of Hel Asa Drake (Popular Library/Questar 0-445-20100-2, Mar ’86 [Feb ’86], $3.50, 263pp, pb) [Bloodsong] Fantasy novel of a woman warrior, third in the “Hel” series.

Werebeasts of Hel Asa Drake (Popular Library/Questar 0-445-20245-9, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $3.50, 250pp, pb) [Bloodsong] Sword & sorcery fantasy novel, #3 in the “Hel” series.

Bridgehead David Drake (Tor 0-812-53616-9, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], $3.50, 279pp, pb) Sf novel of time travel and future war.

Fortress David Drake (Tor 0-312-93001-1, Jan ’87 [Dec ’86], $15.95, 311pp, hc) Alternate-world sf novel of aliens and ex-Nazis.

Lacey and His Friends David Drake (Baen 0-671-65593-0, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $3.50, 299pp, pb) Collection of 3 stories about a 21st-century cop, plus two “bonus” stories.

Ranks of Bronze David Drake (Baen 0-671-65568-X, May ’86 [Apr ’86], $3.50, 314pp, pb) [Gaius Vibulenius] Sf novel featuring Roman legionaries enslaved by aliens.

Skyripper David Drake (Tor 0-812-53618-5, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], $3.50, 352pp, pb) Reissue (Tor 1983) sf novel.

The Erthring Cycle Wayland Drew (SFBC #10133, Sep ’86, $7.98, 657pp, hc) [Erthring] Omnibus edition of the “Erthring” trilogy of sf novels.

The Master of Norriya Wayland Drew (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-30889-1, Jul ’86 [Jun ’86], $2.95, 243pp, pb) [Erthring] Sf novel, third and final book in “The Erthring Cycle”.

Traveler # 8: Terminal Road [by John Shirley] D. B. Drumm (Dell 0-440-18651-X, 1986 [Feb ’86], $2.50, 173pp, pb) [Traveler] Sf novel in a post-holocaust adventure series.

So You Want to Be a Wizard Diane E. Duane (Dell/Laurel Leaf 0-440-98252-9, Nov ’86, $2.75, 226pp, pb) [Nita & Kit] Reprint (Delacorte 1983) juvenile fantasy novel.

Star Trek #13: The Wounded Sky Diane E. Duane (Gregg 0-8398-2933-7, Mar ’86, $11.95, 255pp, hc) [Star Trek] Reprint (Pocket 1983) Star Trek novel. First hc edition.

The Wounded Sky Diane E. Duane (Firecrest 0-85997-632-7, Jun ’86, £7.50, 256pp, hc) [Star Trek] Reprint (Pocket Books 1983) sf novel, “Star Trek” #13.

Black Orchid Terence Dudley (W.H. Allen 0-491-03823-2, Sep ’86, £6.95, 144pp, hc) [Doctor Who] Sf novel based on the “Doctor Who” tv sf series. Doctor Who #113.

The King’s Demons Terence Dudley (W.H. Allen 0-491-03642-6, Feb ’86, £6.50, 128pp, pb) [Doctor Who] Juvenile sf novel. Volume 108 in the “Doctor Who” series.

The King’s Demons Terence Dudley (Target 0-426-20227-9, Jul ’86 [Aug ’86], £1.60, 128pp, pb) [Doctor Who] Reprint (W.H. Allen 1986) novelization, Dr. Who #108.

Locked in Time Lois Duncan (Hamish Hamilton 0-241-11769-0, Mar ’86, £6.50, 208pp, hc) Reprint (Little, Brown 1985) supernatural thriller novel set in the Deep South.

Stranger with My Face Lois Duncan (Pan/Horizons 0-330-29255-2, Mar ’86, £1.95, 224pp, pb) Reprint (Little, Brown 1981) young-adult horror novel.

Robinsheugh Eileen Dunlop (Ace 0-441-73201-1, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $2.95, 201pp, pb) Reprint (Oxford Univ. Press 1975) fantasy novel of a modern woman trapped in the 18th century. Also published as Elizabeth, Elizabeth (Holt 1977).

The Magic Goes Away Jan Duursema, Paul Kupperberg & Larry Niven (DC 0-930289-19-6, Dec ’86, $5.95, 48pp, pb) [Mana] “Graphic novel” adaptation by Kupperberg and Duursema of the 1978 fantasy story by Larry Niven.

Magic by the Lake Edward Eager (HBJ/Voyager 0-15-250443-5, May ’86, $4.95, 183pp, pb) Reprint (Harcourt Brace 1957) juvenile fantasy novel. This edition is marked “slightly revised.”

Seven-Day Magic Edward Eager (HBJ/Voyager 0-15-272922-4, May ’86, $4.95, 156pp, pb) Reprint (Harcourt Brace 1962) juvenile fantasy novel.

Iskiir M. Coleman Easton (Popular Library/Questar 0-445-20151-7, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], $2.95, 259pp, pb) Arabian Nights fantasy novel of a city threatened by magical stalking black monoliths.

The Wand Allan W. Eckert (Little, Brown 0-316-20882-5, Jan ’86 [Mar ’86], $14.95, 214pp, hc) [Dark Green Tunnel] Juvenile fantasy novel, sequel to The Dark Green Tunnel. Returning to Mesmeria, the twins find it gloomy and fear-ridden.

High Hunt David Eddings (Ballantine 0-345-32887-6, Mar ’86 [Feb ’86], $3.95, 340pp, pb) Reprint (Putnam 1973), non-sf/fantasy, associational — a mainstream novel of tension among deer hunters. Listed for Eddings fans. This was his first novel.

The Black Magician G. C. Edmondson & C. M. Kotlan (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33221-0, Nov ’86 [Oct ’86], $2.95, 298pp, pb) [Blaise Cunningham] Despite the title, this is an sf novel of artificial intelligence and a strange disease, second in a trilogy. Sequel to The Cunningham Equations.

The Cunningham Equations G. C. Edmondson & C. M. Kotlan (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33037-4, Jun ’86 [May ’86], $2.95, 295pp, pb) [Blaise Cunningham] Sf novel of a scientist vs. murderers and a “genetic timebomb” — first of a trilogy.

Taming the Forest King Claudia J. Edwards (Popular Library/Questar 0-445-20308-0, Dec ’86 [Nov ’86], $3.50, 215pp, pb) [Taming the Forest King] Fantasy novel of a military woman and sorcery. A first novel.

The Bird of Time George Alec Effinger (Doubleday 0-385-19232-0, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], $12.95, 176pp, hc) [Nick of Time] Sf time travel novel, sequel to The Nick of Time.

When Gravity Fails George Alec Effinger (Arbor House 0-87795-851-3, Jan ’87 [Dec ’86], $16.95, 290pp, hc) [Marid Audran] Sf novel described by the publisher as having “touches of William Gibson, John Varley, and James M. Cain.”

Yonder Comes the Other End of Time Suzette Haden Elgin (DAW 0-88677-110-2, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], $2.95, 302pp, pb) [Coyote Jones; Ozark] Sf novel in which Coyote Jones meets Responsible of the planet Ozark, tying together Elgin’s two most popular series. This sets up more than it explains about the mysteries of Ozark, so there should be a sequel. (FCM)

Two Strange Tales Mircea Eliade (Shambhala 0-87773-386-4, Oct ’86 [Nov ’86], $6.95, 130pp, pb) Reprint (Herder & Herder 1970 as Two Tales of the Occult) collection with two stories of mysticism and the supernatural, by an historian of religion. Dist. in U.S. by Random House.

Kindred Spirits ed. Jeffrey M. Elliot (Alyson 0-932870-42-2, Aug ’86, $6.95, 261pp, tp) Reissue (Alyson 1984) anthology of gay and lesbian sf stories; 2nd printing.

The Hood’s Army Trilogy #1: Earth Invaded Nathan Elliott (Grafton 0-246-12884-4, May ’86, £5.95, 160pp, hc) [Hood’s Army] Juvenile sf novel.

The Hood’s Army Trilogy #1: Earth Invaded Nathan Elliott (Dragon 0-583-30840-6, Jul ’86 [Aug ’86], £1.95, 160pp, pb) [Hood’s Army] Reprint (Grafton 1986) juvenile sf novel.

The Hood’s Army Trilogy #2: Slaveworld Nathan Elliott (Grafton 0-246-12885-2, May ’86, £5.95, 144pp, hc) [Hood’s Army] Juvenile sf novel.

The Hood’s Army Trilogy #2: Slaveworld Nathan Elliott (Dragon 0-583-30841-4, Jul ’86 [Aug ’86], £1.95, 144pp, pb) [Hood’s Army] Reprint (Grafton 1986) juvenile sf novel.

The Hood’s Army Trilogy #3: The Liberators Nathan Elliott (Grafton 0-246-12886-0, May ’86, £5.95, 144pp, hc) [Hood’s Army] Juvenile sf novel.

The Hood’s Army Trilogy #3: The Liberators Nathan Elliott (Grafton/Dragon 0-583-30842-2, Jul ’86 [Aug ’86], £1.95, 144pp, pb) [Hood’s Army] Reprint (Grafton 1986) juvenile sf novel.

One Who Walked Alone: Robert E. Howard, the Final Years Novalyne Price Ellis (Donald M. Grant 0-937986-78-X, Oct ’86, $25.00, 317pp, hc) Non-fiction, biography written by Howard’s only girlfriend, from her diaries. Limited to 600 copies. [Robert E. Howard]

Medea: Harlan’s World ed. Harlan Ellison (SFBC #02611, Jan ’86, $12.98, 532pp, hc) [Medea] Reprint (Bantam 1985) anthology.

The Rape of Shavi Buchi Emecheta (George Braziller 0-8076-1117-4, 1985 [Feb ’86], $12.95, 178pp, hc) Reprint (Ogwuwu Afor Ltd London & Nigeria 1983) near-future sf novel of refugees from nuclear destruction in Europe fleeing to the imaginary African kingdom of Shavi. This first U.S. edition is dated 1985, but we did not see it until 1986.

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