The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Moonheart Charles de Lint (Ace 0-441-53719-7, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $2.95, 485pp, pb) [Moonheart] Fantasy novel.

The Riddle of the Wren Charles de Lint (Ace 0-441-72229-6, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $2.75, 295pp, pb) Fantasy novel; a first novel.

The Guide to Fantasy Art Techniques ed. Martyn Dean (Dragon’s Dream 0-905895-52-5, Nov ’84, £6.95, 112pp, tp) Art book. Also available in a hardback edition (-97-5) for £10.95. [Not seen]

Magnetic Storm Roger & Martyn Dean (Dragon’s World 0-905895-95-9, Oct ’84, £7.95, 156pp, tp) Art book. Also available in a hardback edition (-96-7) for £12.95. [Not seen]

Red Limit Freeway John DeChancie (Ace 0-441-71122-7, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $2.75, 280pp, pb) [Starrigger] Sf novel, sequel to Starrigger.

Valentina: Soul in Sapphire Joseph H. Delaney & Marc Steigler (Baen 0-671-55916-8, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $3.50, 318pp, pb) [Valentina] Sf novel about a sentient computer. A first novel, composed of 3 previously published segments.

Neveryona Samuel R. Delany (Bantam 0-553-24177-X, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $3.50, 449pp, pb) [Neveryon] Reprint (Bantam 1983) fantasy novel, first mass-market paperback.

Starboard Wine Samuel R. Delany (Dragon Press, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $19.95, 244pp, hc) Non-fiction, collection of 12 pieces of sf criticism. This is Delany’s attempt to write a more “popular” book on sf criticism. Limited to 500 signed copies.

Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand Samuel R. Delany (Bantam 0-553-05053-2, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $16.95, 368pp, hc) [Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand] Sf novel, first of a two-part work. Highly recommended. (FCM)

Blood Red! K. C. Dennis (Vantage Press 0-686-91074-5, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $8.95, 156pp, tp) Horror novel from a vanity press.

Cards of Identity Nigel Dennis (Penguin 0-14-006608-X, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $4.95, 302pp, pb) Reprint (Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1955) satiric fantasy novel.

The Planiverse: Computer Contact with a Two-Dimensional World A. K. Dewdney (Poseidon 0-671-46362-4, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $16.95, 267pp, hc) The concepts of Edwin Abbott’s Flatland join with modern computer lore and touches of sf. Also available in tp (-46363-2, $16.95).

The Adventures of a Two-Minute Werewolf Gene DeWeese (Putnam/Pacer 0-399-21082-2, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $2.25, 121pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1983) young-adult fantasy novel.

Clans of the Alphane Moon Philip K. Dick (Bluejay 0-312-94051-3, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $6.95, 269pp, tp) Reprint (Ace 1964) sf novel. There is a long afterword by Barry Malzberg written in the style of a Philip K. Dick novel.

Dr. Futurity Philip K. Dick (Berkley 0-425-07106-5, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $2.50, 153pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1960) sf novel.

Lies, Inc. Philip K. Dick (Gollancz 0-575-03449-1, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], £7.95, 199pp, hc) Reprint of the complete version of The Unteleported Man (Berkley 1983) with some corrections, editing, and bridgework by John Sladek. This is the first complete edition of the earlier cut version of The Unteleported Man from Ace.

The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike Philip K. Dick (Mark V. Ziesing 0-9612970-0-X, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $19.50, 223pp, hc) A previously unpublished mainstream novel, written in 1960 and issued in a limited edition. Listed for fans of Dick’s work.

The Penultimate Truth Philip K. Dick (Bluejay 0-312-94356-3, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $5.95, 201pp, tp) Reprint (Belmont 1964) sf novel. There is a new afterword by Tom Disch.

Robots, Androids, and Mechanical Oddities: The Science Fiction of Philip K. Dick Philip K. Dick (Southern Illinois University Press 0-8093-1159-3, Jun ’84, $19.95, 261pp, hc) Collection of 15 stories dating from 1952 to 1980, edited by Patricia S. Warrick and Martin H. Greenberg, plus introductory material.

A Scanner Darkly Philip K. Dick (DAW 0-87997-923-2, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $2.50, 222pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1977) sf novel set in a future drug culture which strongly resembles the 1960s.

Time Out of Joint Philip K. Dick (Bluejay 0-312-94427-6, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $6.95, 263pp, pb) Reprint (Lippincott 1959) sf novel about solipsism and reality. Recommended. (CNB) The text was apparently offset from an earlier edition and is a bit fuzzy. There is a new afterword by Lou Sathis.

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Stories Charles Dickens (NAL/Signet 0-451-51869-1, Nov ’84 [1984], 223pp, pb) Collection of four Christmas stories with an introduction by Frederick Busch and a selected bibliography.

Giant Cold Peter Dickinson (Gollancz 0-575-03185-9, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], £4.95, 69pp, hc) Juvenile fantasy novelette, illustrated by Alan E. Cober.

Giant Cold Peter Dickinson (Dutton 0-525-44073-9, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $10.95, 69pp, hc) Illustrated juvenile fantasy novelette. First U.S. edition (Gollancz 1984).

Healer Peter Dickinson (Gollancz 0-575-03314-2, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], £5.95, 184pp, hc) An excellent young-adult sf novel about a young girl with the power to heal, and a teenage boy who mistrusts the Foundation which takes her over. Fine, sensitive characterization, along with both subtle ideas and plenty of adventure. Recommended. (FCM)

The Iron Lion Peter Dickinson (Peter Bedrick/Blackie 0-911745-18-1, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $10.95, unpaginated, hc) Reprint (Blackie 1983) short juvenile fairytale with illustrations by Pauline Baynes. This is a completely rewritten version of the 1973 text. The copyright is 1983 but it apparently is now being distributed by Harper, starting in 1984.

Tulku Peter Dickinson (Tempo 0-441-82630-X, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $2.25, 216pp, pb) Reprint (Gollancz 1979) young-adult fantasy novel. A stirring adventure set in 19th-century Tibet. Recommended. (FCM)

Dickson! Gordon R. Dickson (NESFA Press 0-915368-27-7, Aug ’84 [Nov ’84], $13.00, 193pp, hc) Collection of 5 stories plus an article, with an introduction by Poul Anderson and story introductions by Sandra Miesel. Issued to commemorate Dickson’s GoH appearance at LACon. The 150 boxed, signed, numbered copies (0-915368-84-6) sold out at Worldcon.

The Final Encyclopedia Gordon R. Dickson (Tor 0-312-93241-3, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $18.95, 696pp, hc) [Childe Cycle] Sf novel in the “Childe Cycle”.

The Hour of the Horde Gordon R. Dickson (Baen 0-671-55905-2, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $2.95, 254pp, pb) Reprint (Putnam 1970) sf novel.

The Last Master Gordon R. Dickson (Tor 0-812-53562-6, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $2.95, 318pp, pb) This seems to be a slight rewrite of The R Master (Lippincott 1973). The first part is expanded, but the ending is the same. Naturally, there is no copyright acknowledgement.

Survival! Gordon R. Dickson (Baen 0-671-55927-3, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $2.75, 279pp, pb) Collection of 12 stories, with a preface by Sandra Miesel.

Jamie the Red Gordon R. Dickson & Roland Green (Ace 0-441-38245-2, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $2.95, 220pp, pb) [Thieves’ World] Fantasy novel based on a character from “Thieves’ World”.

Combat SF ed. Gordon R. Dickson (Ace 0-441-11534-9, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $2.75, 266pp, pb) Reissue (Doubleday 1975) anthology of 15 stories.

The Businessman: A Tale of Terror Thomas M. Disch (Harper & Row 0-06-015292-3, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $14.50, 292pp, hc) Wild metaphysical fantasy/horror novel, for readers with a taste for black humor. (FCM)

The Businessman: A Tale of Terror Thomas M. Disch (Jonathan Cape 0-224-02204-0, Dec ’84, £8.95, 292pp, hc) Reprint (Harper & Row 1984) horror novel. [First U.K. edition, not seen]

Daughter of Regals Stephen R. Donaldson (Donald M. Grant 0-937986-63-1, Jul ’84, $50.00, 125pp, hc) Limited edition (1,000 copies) of the novella which also appears in the Del Rey collection of the same name. Color illustrations by David A. Cherry.

Daughter of Regals and Other Tales Stephen R. Donaldson (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31442-5, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $14.95, 337pp, hc) Collection including two new novellas.

Daughter of Regals and Other Tales Stephen R. Donaldson (SFBC #5935, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $5.98, 337pp, hc) Reprint (Del Rey 1984) fantasy collection.

White Gold Wielder Stephen R. Donaldson (Fontana 0-00-616777-2, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], £2.50, 509pp, pb) [Thomas Covenant, II] Reprint (Del Rey 1983) fantasy novel, conclusion of the Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. This imported British edition is the first paperback.

White Gold Wielder Stephen R. Donaldson (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31699-1, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $3.95, 485pp, pb) [Thomas Covenant, II] Reprint (Del Rey 1983) fantasy novel, conclusion of the “Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant”. The hardcover has 265,000 copies in print and was one of the top selling novels of 1983.

Exiles of the Rynth Carole Nelson Douglas (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-30836-0, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.95, 343pp, pb) [Kendric and Irissa] Fantasy novel, sequel to Six of Swords.

Six of Swords Carole Nelson Douglas (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31810-2, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.95, 276pp, pb) [Kendric and Irissa] Reissue (Del Rey 1982) fantasy novel; 7th printing.

The Unknown Conan Doyle Arthur Conan Doyle (Doubleday 0-385-19028-X, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $14.95, 456pp, hc) John Michael Gibson & Richard Lancelyn Green, eds. Collection of 33 stories, 10 of them “newly discovered”, covering a number of genres. First U.S. edition (Secker & Warburg 1982). Later reprinted (Avenel 1986) as 33 by Arthur Conan Doyle.

The Year’s Best Science Fiction, First Annual Collection ed. Gardner R. Dozois (Bluejay 0-312-94482-9, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $17.95, 575pp, hc) Anthology of the best sf from 1983; largest of the “bests.” Recommended. (CNB)

The Year’s Best Science Fiction, First Annual Collection ed. Gardner R. Dozois (Bluejay 0-312-94483-7, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $9.95, 575pp, tp) Trade paperback edition of the above. The hardcover appeared slightly after it.

Birds of Prey David Drake (Baen 0-671-55909-5, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $14.95, 348pp, hc) Sf novel of a Roman agent caught up in a time traveler’s quest. One of Drake’s best. Recommended. (FCM) Also available in tp (-55912-5, $7.95).

Cross the Stars David Drake (Tor 0-812-53614-2, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $2.95, 342pp, pb) [Hammer’s Slammers] Sf adventure novel in the Hammer’s Slammers series.

The Forlorn Hope David Drake (Tor 0-812-53610-X, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $2.95, 318pp, pb) Sf military adventure novel.

The Memoirs of Alcheringia Wayland Drew (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-30887-5, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $2.75, 239pp, pb) [Erthring] Sf novel, Part One of “The Erthring Cycle”. Recommended. (FCM)

A James Gunn Checklist Chris Drumm (Chris Drumm, 1984, $1.25, unpaginated, ph) Non-fiction bibliography, includes an introduction by Stephen H. Goldman. Drumm Booklet #16. [James E. Gunn]

Traveler # 2: Kingdom Come [by John Shirley] D. B. Drumm (Dell 0-440-14559-7, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $2.25, 176pp, pb) [Traveler] Post-holocaust action-adventure novel, another in this proliferating sub-genre.

Traveler # 3: The Stalkers [by John Shirley] D. B. Drumm (Dell 0-440-18107-0, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $2.25, 176pp, pb) [Traveler] Post-holocaust adventure novel, part of a series.

Traveler # 4: To Kill a Shadow [by John Shirley] D. B. Drumm (Dell 0-440-18705-2, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $2.95, 173pp, pb) [Traveler] Post-holocaust adventure novel, part of a series.

The Door Into Shadow Diane E. Duane (Bluejay 0-312-94110-2, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $7.95, 298pp, tp) [Tale of Five] Fantasy novel, sequel to The Door into Fire.

Star Trek: The Wounded Sky Diane E. Duane (SFBC #2584, Jul ’84, $4.98, 180pp, hc) [Star Trek] Reprint (Pocket 1983) Star Trek novelization, first hardcover edition. Number 13 in the series.

Star Trek: My Enemy, My Ally Diane E. Duane (Pocket 0-671-50285-9, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.95, 309pp, pb) [Star Trek: Rihannsu] Star Trek novelization, number 18 in the series.

The I Hate Unicorns Book ed. Kevin Duane (Protostar 0-914529-00-5, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $5.95, unpaginated, tp) Cartoons by Mark Bode, John Caldwell, Frank Kelly Freas, Dan O’Neill, and others, on unicorns; both love and hate drawings are included.

Star Trek: The Trellisane Confrontation David Dvorkin (Timescape 0-671-46543-0, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $2.95, 190pp, pb) [Star Trek] Star Trek novelization, number 14 in the series.

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