The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Helix and the Sword John C. McLoughlin (Futura/Orbit 0-7088-3031-5, Jul ’86 [Aug ’86], £2.50, 293pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1983) sf novel.

Ghost House Clare McNally (Severn House 0-7278-1308-0, Sep ’86, £8.95, 224pp, hc) [Ghost House] Reprint (Bantam 1979) horror novel.

Little Brother John McNeil (Critic’s Choice 0-931773-47-4, Dec ’85 [Feb ’86], $2.95, 255pp, pb) Reprint (Coward-McCann 1983) sf/suspense novel of children taken over by sinister computers.

Ghost Stories from the American South ed. W. K. McNeil (August House 0-935304-84-3, 1985 [May ’86], price unknown, 170pp, pb) This compilation, mostly of brief anecdotal material, appeared in 1985, but we did not see it until 1986. There is also a hardcover version, apparently. It’s more a folklore book than an anthology of stories, but should be of scholarly interest.

The Merchants of Venus Neal McPheeters & Victoria Petersen (DC Comics 0-930289-08-0, Feb ’86, $5.95, unpaginated, pb) “Graphic novel” version of the novel by Frederik Pohl, done in comic-book style.

The M.I.A. Ransom Mike McQuay (Bantam 0-553-25867-2, Sep ’86 [Aug ’86], $4.50, 421pp, pb) Associational; near-future thriller of the Vietcong holding U.S. soldiers for ransom.

A Treasury of American Horror Stories ed. Frank D. McSherry, Jr., Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh (Crown/Bonanza 0-517-48075-1, 1985 [May ’86], $10.00, 670pp, hc) This horror anthology of 51 stories, arranged by state, is from an “instant remainder” publisher. It appeared in 1985, but we did not see it until 1986.

Jerusalem Fire R. M. Meluch (Futura/Orbit 0-7088-8202-1, Aug ’86, £2.95, 331pp, pb) Reprint (NAL/Signet 1985) sf novel.

Jerusalem Fire R. M. Meluch (Macdonald 0-356-12168-2, Sep ’86, £9.95, 331pp, hc) Reprint (NAL/Signet 1985) sf novel.

Sovereign R. M. Meluch (Orbit 0-7088-2240-1, Nov ’86, £2.50, 230pp, pb) Reprint (NAL 1979) sf novel.

Wind Child R. M. Meluch (NAL/Signet 0-451-14131-8, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], $2.95, 201pp, pb) Reissue (Signet 1982) sf novel of the son of an earthling and an alien.

Last War Melisa C. Michaels (Tor 0-812-54570-2, Mar ’86 [Feb ’86], $2.95, 219pp, pb) [Skyrider] Sf novel, “Skyrider #3”. Space opera.

The Cybernetic Samurai Victor Milán (Severn House 0-7278-1355-2, Sep ’86, £9.95, 304pp, hc) [Cybernetic Samurai] Reprint (Arbor House 1985) sf novel.

The Cybernetic Samurai Victor Milán (Ace 0-441-13234-0, Dec ’86 [Nov ’86], $3.50, 337pp, pb) [Cybernetic Samurai] Reprint (Arbor House 1985) sf novel of near-future Japan and the ultimate computer.

The Dark Knight Frank Miller, Klaus Janson & Lynn Varley (Graphitti 0-930289-11-0, Nov ’86, $40.00, unpaginated, hc) Special edition of The Dark Knight Returns limited to 4000 signed and numbered copies. This edition includes afterword and sketches by Miller not in the trade edition.

The Dark Knight Returns Frank Miller, Klaus Janson & Lynn Varley (Warner 0-446-38505-0, Nov ’86, $12.95, unpaginated, pb) [Batman] Intro by Alan Moore. Also exists in Trade hc $19.95. The collected version of DC comics’ “Dark Knight” series 1-4. Graphic novel of an alternate, sf, future Batman. Marketed as Warner sf.

The Skook J. P. Miller (Arrow 0-09-945850-0, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], £3.50, 307pp, pb) Reprint (Warner 1984) fantasy novel.

Snail Richard Miller (Abacus 0-349-12327-6, Mar ’86, £3.95, 256pp, pb) Reprint (Holt, Rinehart & Winston 1984) literary novel with elements of sf and fantasy.

A Canticle for Leibowitz Walter M. Miller, Jr. (Harper & Row/Perennial Library 0-06-091321-5, Feb ’86, $6.95, 320pp, pb) [St. Leibowitz, Order of] Reprint (Lippincott 1959) classic post-holocaust sf novel. Highly recommended. (FCM)

Beyond Armageddon ed. Walter M. Miller, Jr. & Martin H. Greenberg (Donald I. Fine/Primus 0-917657-96-9, Oct ’86 [Aug ’86], $3.95, 387pp, pb) Reprint (Fine 1985) sf anthology of post-holocaust stories, with a long introduction and comments by Miller.

From the Realm of Morpheus Steven Millhauser (Morrow 0-688-06501-5, Sep ’86 [Oct ’86], $17.95, 370pp, hc) Literary fantasy novel which “chronicles the adventures of Carl Hausman, who chases a foul ball into a thicket and discovers an opening into the underworld.” He also visits Atlantis, etc.

In the Penny Arcade Steven Millhauser (Knopf 0-394-54660-1, Jan ’86 [Jul ’86], $14.95, 164pp, hc) Collection of 7 literary stories with a strong element of fantasy.

In the Penny Arcade Steven Millhauser (Washington Square Press 0-671-63090-3, Jan ’87 [Dec ’86], $5.95, 164pp, pb) Reprint (Knopf 1986) collection of literary stories, including several fantasies.

The Threshold Marlys Millhiser (Fawcett Crest 0-449-20705-6, Nov ’85 [Jan ’86], $3.95, 340pp, pb) Reprint (Putnam 1985) time travel fantasy novel.

Biggles: The Movie Larry Milne (Severn House 0-7278-1288-2, Apr ’86, £8.50, 192pp, hc) Film tie-in novel.

Biggles: The Movie Larry Milne (Coronet 0-340-38588-X, Jul ’86, £1.95, 192pp, hc) Film tie-in novel.

Offerings T. M. Minton (Leisure 0-8439-2370-9, Jun ’86 [Jul ’86], $3.95, 395pp, pb) Horror novel.

Under the Wheel ed. Elizabeth Mitchell (Baen 0-671-65611-2, Jan ’87 [Dec ’86], $2.95, 272pp, pb) Original anthology of short novels by Gregory Benford, John M. Ford, and Nancy Springer. Alien Stars Vol. III.

Three Go Back J. L. Mitchell (Greenhill 0-947898-26-3, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], £8.95, 254pp, hc) Reprint (Jarrolds 1932) prehistoric time travel novel.

The New Barbarians Kirk Mitchell (Ace 0-441-57101-8, Dec ’86 [Nov ’86], $2.95, 295pp, pb) Alternate-world sf novel of high-tech Romans vs. Aztecs, sequel to Procurator.

Dawn for a Distant Earth L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor 0-812-54586-9, Jan ’87 [Dec ’86], $3.50, 340pp, pb) [Forever Hero] Sf adventure novel, volume 1 of “The Forever Hero”.

The Ecologic Envoy L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor 0-812-54584-2, Sep ’86 [Aug ’86], $2.95, 287pp, pb) [Ecolitan] Sf novel. A super-agent envoy uses ecological tricks against the bureaucratic intrigues of the oppressive Terran Empire.

The Genesis Quest Donald Moffitt (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32474-9, Nov ’86 [Oct ’86], $3.50, 341pp, pb) [Genesis Quest] Sf novel of “alien-engineered humans who dreamt of discovering their roots.”

The Jupiter Theft Donald Moffitt (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32932-5, Nov ’86 [Oct ’86], $3.95, 374pp, pb) Reissue (Del Rey 1977) sf novel; 3rd printing.

Second Genesis Donald Moffitt (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33804-9, Dec ’86 [Nov ’86], $3.50, 329pp, pb) [Genesis Quest] Sf novel, sequel to The Genesis Quest.

Ray Bradbury David Mogen (Twayne 0-8057-7464-5, Nov ’86, $17.95, 186pp, hc) Non-fiction, biographic/critical study. [Ray Bradbury]

The Upper Room Mary Monroe (Ballantine 0-345-32913-9, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], $3.95, 293pp, pb) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1985) literary fantasy novel of folk magic in the Florida Everglades.

Lyrica Thomas F. Monteleone (Berkley 0-425-09719-6, Jan ’87 [Dec ’86], $3.95, 294pp, pb) Horror novel.

Microworlds: SF Stories of the Computer Age ed. Thomas F. Monteleone (Hamlyn 0-09-939220-8, 1985 [Jan ’86], £2.50, pb) Reprint (Hayden 1984, as R-A-M: Random Access Messages of the Computer Age) anthology.

Behold the Man Michael Moorcock (Grafton 0-583-11787-2, Oct ’86, £2.50, 157pp, pb) [Karl Glogauer] Reissue (Allison & Busby 1969) sf novel.

The Bull and the Spear Michael Moorcock (Berkley 0-425-90359-X, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $2.95, 159pp, pb) [Corum] Reissue (Allison & Busby 1973) fantasy novel, “The Fourth Book of Corum”.

The Chronicles of Castle Brass Michael Moorcock (Grafton 0-586-06595-4, Jul ’86 [Aug ’86], £3.95, 432pp, pb) [Count Brass] Reissue (Granada 1985) omnibus of Count Brass (Mayflower 1973), The Champion of Garathorm (Mayflower 1973), and The Quest for Tanelorn (Mayflower 1975).

The Chronicles of Corum Michael Moorcock (Grafton 0-246-12988-3, Nov ’86, £9.95, 454pp, hc) [Corum] Reprint (Berkley 1978) omnibus edition of fantasy novels The Bull and the Spear (Allison & Busby 1973), The Oak and the Ram (Allison & Busby 1973), and The Sword and the Stallion (Allison & Busby 1974).

The City in the Autumn Stars Michael Moorcock (Grafton 0-246-12843-7, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], £9.95, 344pp, hc) [Von Bek] Fantasy novel in the loosely connected “von Bek” trilogy. Manfred von Bek encounters Satanism and the French Revolution.

The Cornelius Chronicles Michael Moorcock (Avon 0-380-00878-5, Aug ’86 [Sep ’86], $4.95, 974pp, pb) [Jerry Cornelius] Reissue (Avon 1977) omnibus edition of The Final Programme (Allison & Busby 1969), A Cure for Cancer (Allison & Busby 1971), The English Assassin (Allison & Busby 1972), and The Condition of Muzak (Allison & Busby 1977), first four novels in the “Jerry Cornelius” sf series. 6th Avon printing.

The Cornelius Chronicles, Vol. II Michael Moorcock (Avon 0-380-75003-1, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $3.50, 341pp, pb) [Jerry Cornelius] Omnibus edition of a “Jerry Cornelius” collection and novel.

The Dragon in the Sword Michael Moorcock (Ace 0-441-16609-1, Sep ’86 [Aug ’86], $16.95, 298pp, hc) [John Daker] In this new fantasy novel in the “Eternal Champion” series, the questing hero confronts Hitler.

Gloriana, or, The Unfulfill’d Queen Michael Moorcock (Fontana 0-00-654059-7, Mar ’86, £3.95, 378pp, pb) Reprint (Allison & Busby 1978) fantasy novel.

Gloriana, or, The Unfulfill’d Queen Michael Moorcock (Popular Library/Questar 0-445-20271-8, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $3.95, 378pp, pb) Reprint (Allison & Busby 1978) erotic fantasy novel set in an alternate- world England. Winner of the World Fantasy Award and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award.

The Golden Barge Michael Moorcock (NEL 0-450-05721-6, Jun ’86 [May ’86], £2.50, 189pp, tp) Reissue (Savoy 1979) fantasy novel.

The King of the Swords Michael Moorcock (Berkley 0-425-09201-1, Jun ’86 [May ’86], $2.95, 158pp, pb) [Corum] Reissue (Berkley Medallion 1971) fantasy novel, the third and final “Book of Corum”.

The Knight of the Swords Michael Moorcock (Berkley 0-425-08533-3, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], $2.95, 176pp, pb) [Corum] Reissue (Mayflower 1971) fantasy novel, “The First Book of Corum”.

Letters from Hollywood Michael Moorcock (Harrap 0-245-54379-1, Sep ’86, £10.95, 232pp, hc) Collection of letters from Moorcock to Ballard during his stays in Los Angeles. Several have previously appeared in Ambit and Savoy Dreams. Illustrated throughout by Michael Foreman.

The Oak and the Ram Michael Moorcock (Berkley 0-425-09052-3, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $2.95, 157pp, pb) [Corum] Reissue (Allison & Busby 1973) fantasy novel, “Corum” #5.

The Opium General and Other Stories Michael Moorcock (Grafton 0-586-06626-8, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], £2.95, 304pp, pb) Reprint (Harrap 1984) collection of 5 stories and 3 essays.

The Queen of the Swords Michael Moorcock (Berkley 0-425-08737-9, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], $2.95, 159pp, pb) [Corum] Reissue (Berkley 1971) fantasy novel, the second book of the “Corum” sexology and the “Swords” trilogy.

The Rituals of Infinity Michael Moorcock (NEL 0-450-39532-4, Sep ’86, £2.50, 159pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1967 as The Wrecks of Time) sf novel.

The Runestaff Michael Moorcock (Grafton 0-583-11499-7, Aug ’86, £1.95, 143pp, pb) [Runestaff] Reissue (Lancer 1969 as The Secret of the Runestaff) fantasy novel. Volume 4 in the “Runestaff” series.

The Sword and the Stallion Michael Moorcock (Berkley 0-425-09391-3, Dec ’86 [Nov ’86], $2.95, 160pp, pb) [Corum] Reissue (Berkley Medallion 1974) fantasy novel, “Corum” #6.

The Sword of the Dawn Michael Moorcock (Grafton 0-583-11434-2, Jun ’86 [May ’86], £1.95, 144pp, pb) [Runestaff] Reissue (Lancer 1968) fantasy novel. Volume 3 in the “Runestaff” series.

The Swords of Corum Omnibus Michael Moorcock (Grafton 0-246-12969-7, Jul ’86 [Aug ’86], £9.95, 512pp, hc) [Corum] Reprint (Berkley 1977 as The Swords Trilogy) omnibus of The Knight of Swords (Mayflower 1971), The Queen of Swords (Berkley 1971), and The King of Swords (Berkley 1971).

Warrior of Mars Michael Moorcock (NEL 0-450-05895-6, Jun ’86 [May ’86], £3.50, 384pp, tp) [Michael Kane] Reissue (NEL 1981) omnibus of the sf adventure “Mars” trilogy.

Northwest Smith C. L. Moore (Ace 0-441-58614-7, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], $2.95, 297pp, pb) [Northwest Smith] Reissue (Donald M. Grant 1981, as Scarlet Dream) collection — tales of space adventurer Smith. 5th printing.

Halley’s Comet Pop-Up Book Patrick Moore & Heather Couper (Bonanza 0-517-48351-3, Mar ’86, unpaginated, hc) Pop-up book. The jacket says there’s an earlier English edition (Hamlyn 1985) but it’s probably the same one with a new back page.

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