The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Mission Earth, Vol. 2: Black Genesis L. Ron Hubbard (Bridge 0-88404-208-1, Feb ’86, $18.95, 431pp, hc) [Mission Earth] Sf novel, second in “the biggest science fiction dekalogy ever written.”

Mission Earth, Vol. 2: Black Genesis L. Ron Hubbard (New Era 87-7336-476-2, Oct ’86 [May ’86], £10.95, 431pp, hc) [Mission Earth] Reprint (Bridge 1986) sf novel; part of a dekalogy.

Mission Earth, Vol. 3: The Enemy Within L. Ron Hubbard (Bridge 0-88404-209-X, Apr ’86, $18.95, 393pp, hc) [Mission Earth] Satirical sf novel, third in a 10-part series completed before Hubbard’s death.

Mission Earth, Vol. 4: An Alien Affair L. Ron Hubbard (Bridge 0-88404-210-3, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $18.95, 329pp, hc) [Mission Earth] Sf novel, 4th in a dekalogy.

Mission Earth, Vol. 5: Fortune of Fear L. Ron Hubbard (Bridge 0-88404-211-1, Oct ’86, $18.95, 365pp, hc) [Mission Earth] Sf novel, 5th in a dekalogy.

Bridge of Birds Barry Hughart (Corgi 0-552-12646-2, Jul ’86 [Aug ’86], £2.50, 271pp, pb) [Master Li] Reprint (St. Martin’s 1984) oriental fantasy novel, co-winner of the 1985 World Fantasy Award.

Bridge of Birds Barry Hughart (Century Hutchinson 0-7126-0862-1, Nov ’86, £8.95, 400pp, hc) [Master Li] Reprint (St. Martin’s 1984) oriental fantasy novel.

Devil on My Back Monica Hughes (Bantam Spectra 0-553-25567-3, Mar ’86 [Feb ’86], $2.75, 196pp, pb) [Arc One] Reprint (Julia MacRae 1984) young-adult sf novel.

The Dream Catcher Monica Hughes (Julia MacRae 0-86203-241-5, Mar ’86, £7.25, 176pp, hc) [Arc One] Young-adult fantasy novel, sequel to Devil on My Back.

Sandwriter Monica Hughes (Magnet 0-416-95520-7, Dec ’86, £1.75, 159pp, pb) [Sandwriter] Reprint (Julia MacRae 1985) juvenile fantasy novel.

Closed System Zach Hughes (NAL/Signet 0-451-14170-9, Mar ’86 [Feb ’86], $2.95, 222pp, pb) Sf novel. “A simple cargo run launches Pat Howe on an uncharted course toward galaxy-crushing conflagration!”

Killbird Zach Hughes (NAL/Signet 0-451-14312-4, Jun ’86 [May ’86], $2.50, 171pp, pb) Reissue (Signet 1981) sf novel.

Thomas and the Warlock Mollie Hunter (Methuen/Magnet 0-416-51770-6, Aug ’86, £1.50, 128pp, pb) Reprint (Blackie 1967) juvenile fantasy novel.

The Walking Stones Mollie Hunter (Methuen/Magnet 0-416-51790-0, Jun ’86 [May ’86], £1.50, 122pp, pb) Reprint (Blackie 1970 as The Bodach) young-adult fantasy novel.

Breeding Ground Shaun Hutson (Star 0-352-31683-7, May ’86, £2.50, 220pp, pb) [Slugs] Reprint (W.H. Allen 1985) horror novel, sequel to Slugs. “The slugs have returned to their breeding ground in search of human flesh.”

Pulling Through Dean Ing (Ace 0-441-69051-3, Jan ’87 [Dec ’86], $2.95, 261pp, pb) Reissue (Ace 1983) short novel about nuclear survival plus articles on how to survive, plus an introduction by Spider Robinson; 3rd printing.

Soft Targets Dean Ing (Ace 0-441-77407-5, Jul ’86 [Jun ’86], $2.95, 276pp, pb) Reissue (Ace 1979) sf novel of “international terrorism in the too-near future.” 2nd printing.

Systemic Shock Dean Ing (Ace 0-441-79383-5, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $3.50, 298pp, pb) [Ted Quantrill] Reissue (Ace 1981) sf novel, first of a post-holocaust adventure trilogy; 3rd printing.

America 2040 Evan Innes (Bantam 0-553-25541-X, Mar ’86 [Feb ’86], $3.95, 344pp, pb) [America 2040] Sf novel, “Vol. 1 in a new series from the creators of Wagons West. The most advanced spaceship ever designed prepares for an incredible journey across the universe.” Wagon trains in space?

America 2040 #2: The Golden World Evan Innes (Bantam 0-553-25922-9, Sep ’86 [Aug ’86], $3.95, 373pp, pb) [America 2040] Sf novel of space pioneers, by “the creators of Wagons West”, second in a series.

The Flesheaters David Ireland (Penguin 0-14-008714-1, Mar ’86, £2.95, 208pp, pb) Reprint? novel; possibly mainstream, though he’s done some sf.

Ghostly Laughter ed. Barbara Ireson (Beaver 0-09-941150-4, Oct ’86, £1.50, 159pp, n.) Reissue (Beaver 1981) humorous juvenile ghost anthology.

Haunting Tales ed. Barbara Ireson (Puffin 0-14-030998-5, Oct ’86, £1.95, 220pp, pb) Reprint (Faber 1973) juvenile ghost story anthology.

Dr. Who Special Effects Mat Irvine (Hutchinson 0-09-167920-6, Aug ’86, £8.95, 96pp, hc) [Doctor Who] Non-fiction, associational.

Dr. Who Special Effects Mat Irvine (Beaver 0-09-942630-7, Aug ’86, £5.95, 96pp, tp) [Doctor Who] Trade paperback edition of the above.

The Limits of Vision Robert Irwin (Viking/Dedalus 0-670-80797-4, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $12.95, 120pp, hc) Literary fantasy novel of a housewife vs. the spirit of grime, aided by the spirits of past geniuses; apparently a metaphysical tour de force. The jacket is funny. Same edition available in U.S. and Britain.

The Best of Trek #10 ed. Walter Irwin & G. B. Love (NAL/Signet 0-451-14311-6, Jun ’86 [May ’86], $2.95, 204pp, pb) [Star Trek] Anthology of non-fiction material from Trek, a magazine for Star Trek fans.

The Best of Trek #11 ed. Walter Irwin & G. B. Love (NAL/Signet 0-451-14576-3, Nov ’86 [Oct ’86], $2.95, 204pp, pb) [Star Trek] Non-fiction anthology of articles about Star Trek from Trek magazine.

The Sundial Shirley Jackson (Penguin 0-14-008317-0, Jan ’86, $5.95, 245pp, pb) Reprint (Farrar, Straus & Cudahy 1958) gothic fantasy novel of suspense and horror; a family gathers to await the end of the world and are beset by supernatural trials. Recommended. (CNB)

Redwall Brian Jacques (Hutchinson 0-09-165090-9, Nov ’86, £7.95, 351pp, hc) [Redwall] Juvenile animal fantasy novel.

Milwaukee the Beautiful Dakota James (Donald I. Fine 0-917657-15-2, Oct ’86, $16.95, hc) Near-future sf novel of a low-tech enclave in a world of turmoil.

The Ghost Stories of M.R. James M. R. James (Oxford 0-19-212255-X, Nov ’86, £12.95, 224pp, hc) Collection of 15 stories, edited and with an introduction by Michael Cox.

Biggles: The Untold Story Peter James (Piccolo 0-330-29161-0, May ’86, £2.95, 48pp, tp) Film tie-in with new sf/adventure movie, with full-color stills.

Comet in Moominland Tove Jansson (A & C Black 0-7136-2827-8, May ’86, £6.95, 192pp, hc) [Moomintroll] Reprint (Benn 1951) juvenile fantasy novel. Volume 1 in the “Moomintroll” series.

Finn Family Moomintroll Tove Jansson (A & C Black 0-7136-2826-X, May ’86, £6.95, 176pp, hc) [Moomintroll] Reprint (Benn 1950) juvenile fantasy novel. Volume 2 in the “Moomintroll” series.

Maggots Edward Jarvis (Arrow 0-09-946480-2, Jul ’86 [Aug ’86], £1.95, 235pp, pb) Horror novel.

Inside Outer Space: Science Fiction Professionals Look At Their Craft ed. Sharon Jarvis (Ungar 0-8044-2411-X, Dec ’85 [Jan ’86], $13.95, 148pp, hc) Non-fiction, personal essays on sf and the business of sf, etc., by Marion Zimmer Bradley, C.J. Cherryh, and others.

Inside Outer Space: Science Fiction Professionals Look At Their Craft ed. Sharon Jarvis (Ungar 0-8044-6310-7, Dec ’85 [Jan ’86], $7.95, 148pp, pb) Paperback edition of the above.

The Road to Underfall Mike Jefferies (Fontana 0-00-617346-2, Sep ’86, £2.95, 349pp, pb) [Loremasters of Elundium] Fantasy novel, volume 1 of “The Loremasters of Elundium”.

New Jerusalem Len Jenkin (Sun & Moon Press 0-940650-43-6, Jun ’86, $16.95, 214pp, hc) Sf utopian novel (based on a previous theatrical production by playwright Jenkin) of a hardboiled newsman visiting an island penal colony run by the prisoners. A softcover edition was also announced but not seen ($10.95).

Sandeagozu Janann Jenner (Harper & Row 0-06-015633-3, Sep ’86 [Oct ’86], $18.95, 442pp, hc) Talking-animal fantasy novel of a Burmese python leading a group of pet store rejects on a quest for the San Diego Zoo. The author is a herpetologist and professor of natural science. A first novel.

After the Flood P. C. Jersild (Morrow 0-688-04902-8, Jan ’86 [Mar ’86], $15.95, 251pp, hc) Post-holocaust dystopian sf novel, translated from the Swedish by Lone Thygesen Blecher & George Blecher, from Efter Floden (Albert Bonniers Forlag AB 1982)

The Glass Hammer K. W. Jeter (NAL/Signet 0-451-14766-9, Jan ’87 [Dec ’86], $2.95, 252pp, pb) [Dr. Adder] Reprint (Bluejay 1985) sf novel.

The Predator Anthony John (Grafton 0-586-06646-2, Feb ’86 [Mar ’86], £2.50, 351pp, pb) Reprint (UK 1983) horror novel. The authors are Anthony DeStefano & John S. Lettell.

A Memory of Dragons Annabel & Edgar Johnson (Atheneum/Argo 0-689-31263-6, Sep ’86, $13.95, 170pp, hc) Young-adult near-future sf novel of a young, amnesiac genius caught in a pending civil war between East and West.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Charles Johnson (Atheneum 0-689-11653-5, Jan ’86 [Mar ’86], $9.95, 169pp, hc) Collection of 8 stories, most with sf, fantasy & mythic elements. Most are written from a black perspective and in a black idiom.

Barnaby #4: Mr. O’Malley Goes for the Gold Crockett Johnson (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32880-9, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], $2.95, 215pp, pb) Fantasy comic strip from the ’40s.

Barnaby #5: Mr. O’Malley, Wizard of Wall Street Crockett Johnson (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32881-7, Jul ’86 [Jun ’86], $2.95, 214pp, pb) A gathering of comic strips which originally appeared in the ’40s.

Barnaby #6: J.J. O’Malley Goes Hollywood Crockett Johnson (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32882-5, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $2.95, 218pp, pb) Fantasy comic strip.

Fiskadoro Denis Johnson (Vintage 0-394-74367-9, Apr ’86, $6.95, 221pp, pb) Reprint (Knopf 1985) of a fine literary sf novel. (FCM)

Fiskadoro Denis Johnson (King Penguin 0-14-008700-1, Jun ’86 [May ’86], £3.95, 231pp, pb) Reprint (Knopf 1985) literary sf novel.

J.R.R. Tolkien: Six Decades of Criticism Judith A. Johnson (Greenwood 0-313-25005-7, Feb ’86 [Mar ’86], $35.00, 266pp, hc) Non-fiction reference, an annotated bibliography of works about Tolkien, organized chronologically with introductory essays to each section. [J. R. R. Tolkien]

The Watcher in the Mist Norma Johnston (Bantam Starfire 0-553-26032-4, Oct ’86, $2.95, 197pp, pb) Young-adult mystery/horror novel.

A Presence in an Empty Room Velda Johnston (Crescent Large Print 0-427-00055-6, Dec ’86, £3.95, 264pp, pb) Reprint (Dodd, Mead 1980) supernatural thriller.

Cat’s Cradle William W. Johnstone (Zebra 0-8217-1825-8, May ’86 [Apr ’86], $3.95, 412pp, pb) Horror novel.

Jack-in-the-Box William W. Johnstone (Zebra 0-8217-1892-4, Sep ’86 [Aug ’86], $3.95, 368pp, pb) Horror novel of a demonic child and her satanic toy.

Wind in the Ashes William W. Johnstone (Zebra 0-8217-1947-5, Nov ’86, $3.50, 363pp, pb) [Ashes] Post-holocaust sf novel — Southern rebels vs. Russian invaders.

Archer’s Goon Diana Wynne Jones (Methuen/Magnet 0-416-62280-1, Aug ’86, £1.75, 241pp, pb) Reprint (Greenwillow 1984) young-adult fantasy novel.

Fire and Hemlock Diana Wynne Jones (Berkley 0-425-09504-5, Dec ’86 [Nov ’86], $2.95, 280pp, pb) Reprint (Greenwillow 1984) fantasy novel, an excellent contemporary working of the “Tam Lin” legend. Recommended. (FCM)

Howl’s Moving Castle Diana Wynne Jones (Morrow/Greenwillow 0-688-06233-4, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], $10.25, 212pp, hc) [Wizard’s Castle] Young-adult humorous fantasy novel of a dueling witch and wizard, where “nothing and no one are quite what they seem to be.” Recommended. (FCM)

Howl’s Moving Castle Diana Wynne Jones (Methuen 0-416-61590-2, Nov ’86, £7.95, 160pp, hc) [Wizard’s Castle] Reprint (Morrow 1986) young-adult fantasy novel.

Escape Plans Gwyneth Jones (Unwin/Orion 0-04-823344-7, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], £3.50, 246pp, pb) Sf novel of a future dystopia — a disappointing offering after Jones’ excellent debut in Divine Endurance. The first-person (anti)heroine is irritating even after her political enlightenment, and the futuristic jargon does not make this tale any more readable. (FCM)

Escape Plans Gwyneth Jones (Unwin/Orion 0-04-823263-7, May ’86 [Mar ’86], £8.95, 246pp, hc) Hardcover edition of the above.

The Saga of Erik the Viking Terry Jones (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-031713-9, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $7.95, 144pp, pb) Reprint (Pavillion 1983) juvenile fantasy tale, illustrated in color by Michael Foreman.

Terry Jones’ Fairy Tales Terry Jones (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-031642-2, Sep ’86 [Aug ’86], $7.95, 127pp, pb) Reprint (Pavillion 1981) collection of 30 new fairy tales, illustrated by Michael Foreman. Recommended for both stories and art. (CNB)

Starr Family Adventures 2: Extraterrestrial Cover Up G. P. Jordan (Target 0-426-20228-7, Jan ’86, £1.60, 123pp, pb) Juvenile sf adventure novel.

Conan the Magnificent Robert Jordan (Sphere 0-7221-5198-5, Jul ’86 [Aug ’86], £2.50, 213pp, pb) [Conan] Reprint (Tor 1984) fantasy novel in the series based on the Robert E. Howard character.

Conan the Unconquered Robert Jordan (Tor 0-812-54231-2, Jun ’86 [May ’86], $2.95, 286pp, pb) [Conan] Reissue (Tor 1983) fantasy novel based on the character created by Robert E. Howard. 5th printing.

The Official Price Guide to Paperbacks & Magazines Charles & Donna Jordon (House of Collectibles 0-87637-522-0, Sep ’86, $10.95, 473pp, pb) Non-fiction, buyers’ reference book.

Star Trek Star Fleet Technical Manual Franz Joseph (Ballantine 0-345-34074-4, Sep ’86 [Aug ’86], $10.95, unpaginated, pb) [Star Trek] [8.5" x 11"] Reissue (Ballantine 1975) media tie-in handbook.

Science Fiction Master Index of Names Keith L. Justice (McFarland 0-89950-183-4, Dec ’86, $39.95, 394pp, hc) Non-fiction, reference book indexing authors cited in a large number of secondary sources.

Star Trek #21: Uhura’s Song Janet Kagan (Gregg 0-8398-2888-8, Dec ’85 [Feb ’86], $11.95, 373pp, hc) [Star Trek] Reprint (Pocket 1985) Star Trek novel, first hardcover edition.

Poltergeist II: The Other Side James Kahn (Ballantine 0-345-33382-9, Jun ’86 [May ’86], $3.50, 179pp, pb) Novelization based on a film script by Michael Grais and Mark Victor.

Poltergeist II: The Other Side James Kahn (Corgi 0-552-13135-0, Sep ’86, £1.95, 178pp, pb) Reprint (Ballantine 1986) horror film novelisation.

At Amberleaf Fair Phyllis Ann Karr (Ace 0-441-52009-X, Nov ’86 [Oct ’86], $2.95, 186pp, pb) Fantasy novel of a fair that’s “a crossroads for magic, mysteries, and fabulous wealth.”

The Darkest Road Guy Gavriel Kay (Arbor House 0-87795-822-X, Nov ’86 [Oct ’86], $16.95, 419pp, hc) [Fionavar Tapestry] Fantasy novel, conclusion of the “Fionavar Tapestry.” More or less simultaneous with the British edition.

The Darkest Road Guy Gavriel Kay (Collins of Canada 0-00-223115-8, Dec ’86, 419pp, hc) [Fionavar Tapestry] Reprint (Arbor House 1986) fantasy novel, conclusion of the “Fionavar Tapestry.”

The Summer Tree Guy Gavriel Kay (SFBC #6357, Jan ’86, $4.98, 311pp, hc) [Fionavar Tapestry] Reprint (Mclelland & Stewart 1984) fantasy novel, Book One of “The Fionavar Tapestry”. Highly recommended. (FCM)

The Summer Tree Guy Gavriel Kay (Unwin/Unicorn 0-04-82339-0, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], £2.95, 323pp, pb) [Fionavar Tapestry] Reprint (McClellan 1984) fantasy novel, Vol. 1 of “The Fionavar Tapestry”.

The Summer Tree Guy Gavriel Kay (Berkley 0-425-09294-1, Sep ’86 [Aug ’86], $3.50, 323pp, pb) [Fionavar Tapestry] Reprint (McClelland & Stewart 1984) fantasy novel, first of the “Fionavar Tapestry”. Highly recommended. (FCM)

The Wandering Fire Guy Gavriel Kay (Arbor House 0-87795-785-1, Jun ’86 [May ’86], $15.95, 298pp, hc) [Fionavar Tapestry] Novel of myth and high fantasy, Book Two of the “Fionavar Tapestry”.

The Wandering Fire Guy Gavriel Kay (SFBC #10134, Sep ’86, $4.98, 244pp, hc) [Fionavar Tapestry] Reprint (Arbor House 1986) fantasy novel, Book 2 of “The Fionavar Tapestry”.

The Wandering Fire Guy Gavriel Kay (Allen & Unwin 0-04-823331-5, Oct ’86, £10.95, 298pp, hc) [Fionavar Tapestry] Reprint (Arbor House 1986) fantasy novel, “Fionavar Tapestry” #2.

The Wandering Fire Guy Gavriel Kay (Collins of Canada 0-00-223044-5, Oct ’86, 298pp, hc) [Fionavar Tapestry] Reprint (Arbor House 1986) fantasy novel, “Fionavar Tapestry” #2.

The Ordinary Princess M. M. Kaye (Pocket/Archway 0-671-60383-3, Jul ’86, $2.50, 112pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1980, 1984) juvenile fantasy novel illustrated by the author.

Out of This World #1: Max on Earth Marilyn Kaye (Pocket/Archway 0-671-60265-9, Mar ’86, $0.99 introductory price, 148pp, pb) [Out of This World] Young-adult sf novel, first in a series featuring a teenager from another planet.

Out of This World #2: Max in Love Marilyn Kaye (Pocket/Archway 0-671-60266-7, Mar ’86, $2.50, 148pp, pb) [Out of This World] Young-adult sf novel, second in a series. Max the alien teenage girl discovers dating.

Out of This World #3: Max on Fire Marilyn Kaye (Pocket/Archway 0-671-60267-5, May ’86 [Jun ’86], $2.75, 147pp, pb) [Out of This World] Sf novel, latest in a young-adult series about a teenage alien on Earth — Max dates Bubba Weintraub, the boy next door.

Out of This World #4: Max Flips Out Marilyn Kaye (Pocket/Archway 0-671-60268-3, Jun ’86 [Oct ’86], $2.75, pb) [Out of This World] Young-adult sf novel in a continuing series about an alien teenager on Earth.

Charles Keeping’s Book of Classic Ghost Stories ed. Charles Keeping (Blackie 0-216-92012-4, Sep ’86, £8.95, 142pp, hc) Anthology of ghost stories selected and illustrated by Keeping.

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