The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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ORA:CLE Kevin O’Donnell, Jr. (Grafton 0-586-06677-2, Aug ’86, £2.95, 343pp, pb) Reprint (Berkley 1984) sf novel. 1987 Prix Litteraire Mannesmann Tally—Best novel concerning information technology published in France in 1986.

The Silver Mistress Peter O’Donnell (Tor 0-812-58650-6, Nov ’86 [Oct ’86], $3.50, 284pp, pb) [Modesty Blaise] Reprint (Souvenir 1973) quasi-fantasy thriller in the “Modesty Blaise” series.

The Hounds of the Morrigan Pat O’Shea (Holiday House 0-8234-0595-8, Mar ’86, $15.95, 469pp, hc) Young-adult comic fantasy novel inspired by Irish myths and legends; a first novel. Reprint (UK 1985). This is the first U.S. edition.

Henry’s Quest Graham Oakley (Atheneum 0-689-31172-9, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $12.95, unpaginated, hc) 11.5" x 8.5", full color quest fable (with some text) set in a post- holocaust world. Probably simultaneous with a Macmillan (UK) edition.

Mysteries of Winterthurn Joyce Carol Oates (Arena 0-09-940480-X, 1986 [Dec ’86], £3.95, 482pp, tp) [Xavier Kilgarvan] Reprint (Cape 1984) collection of 3 stories about Xavier Kilgarven’s investigations into bizarre crimes, all with supernatural overtones.

In the Ice King’s Palace A. Orr (Tor 0-312-94226-5, Jan ’87 [Dec ’86], $15.95, 170pp, hc) [World in Amber] Fantasy novel, “The World in Amber” Book 2. Originally scheduled as a Bluejay book.

The World in Amber A. Orr (Tor 0-812-54800-0, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $2.95, 214pp, pb) [World in Amber] Reprint (Bluejay 1985) fantasy novel.

Head to Toe Joe Orton (Methuen 0-413-41460-4, Jul ’86, £3.95, 192pp, pb) Reprint (Anthony Blond 1971) literary fantasy novel.

Covenant At Coldwater John Osier (Ballantine 0-345-32987-2, Mar ’86 [Feb ’86], $2.95, 228pp, pb) Reprint (St. Luke’s Press 1983) horror/fantasy novel.

Rankin: Enemy of the State John Osier (St. Luke’s 0-918518-43-1, May ’86, $12.95, 160pp, hc) Post-WWIII novel of one man vs. Big Brother.

Three Decades to Doom David Anthony Oxley (Vantage Press 0-533-06552-6, Apr ’86, $12.95, 247pp, hc) Sf novel of the mysterious disappearance of plastic. The publisher is a vanity press.

Top Fantasy ed. Josh Pachter (J.M. Dent 0-460-02467-1, Jul ’86 [Aug ’86], £3.95, 311pp, pb) Reprint (Dent 1985) fantasy anthology.

Encyclopedia of Things That Never Were Michael Page & Robert Ingpen (Viking 0-670-81607-8, Jan ’87 [Nov ’86], $19.95, 240pp, hc) Text by Page and illustrations by Ingpen, dealing with various myths, legends, and other supernatural topics. First U.S. edition (Dragon’s World 1985). This is halfway between an Encyclopedia and a fantasy art book. The art is excellent. (CNB)

The 27th Pan Book of Horror Stories ed. Clarence Paget (Pan 0-330-29219-6, Oct ’86, £1.95, 187pp, pb) Anthology of ghost/horror stories.

The Mirrorstone: A Ghost Story with Holograms Michael Palin (Jonathan Cape 0-224-02408-6, Oct ’86, £7.95, 32pp, hc) Juvenile fantasy story with illustrations and holograms by Alan Lee. This is simultaneous with the U.S. edition from Knopf.

The Mirrorstone: A Ghost Story with Holograms Michael Palin (Knopf 0-394-88353-5, Nov ’86 [Oct ’86], $14.95, unpaginated, hc) Young-adult ghost story illustrated and with 7 holograms by Alan Lee; Richard Seymour conceived and designed the book. Simultaneous with British edition from Jonathan Cape.

The Watcher Jane Palmer (The Women’s Press 0-7043-4038-0, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], £2.50, 177pp, pb) Satirical sf novel.

Eros in the Mind’s Eye: Sexuality and the Fantastic in Art and Film ed. Donald Palumbo (Greenwood 0-313-24102-3, Jun ’86 [Jul ’86], $35.00, xxvi + 290pp, hc) Non-fiction, critical studies ranging from Renaissance art to sexism in Star Trek.

Erotic Universe: Sexuality and Fantastic Literature ed. Donald Palumbo (Greenwood 0-313-24101-5, Feb ’86 [Mar ’86], $35.00, xviii + 305pp, hc) Non-fiction, critical essays dealing with topics ranging from sexual comedy and “close encounters of the carnal kind” to feminist sf, The Left Hand of Darkness, and Star Trek Kirk/Spock fanzines.

Ghostbreakers ed. Michel Parry (Dragon 0-583-30913-5, Dec ’86, £1.95, 128pp, pb) Reprint (Grafton 1985) excellent young-adult anthology of psychic detective stories by Hodgson, Conan Doyle, etc. (SJ)

The Singing Tree Brian Parvin (Arrow 0-09-939940-7, Sep ’86, £2.95, 185pp, pb) Reprint (Hale 1985) post-holocaust animal fantasy novel.

In the City of the King William Pasnak (Groundwood 0-88899-027-8, 1984 [Aug ’86], $5.95, 144pp, pb) Persian-flavored young-adult fantasy novel. This appeared in Canada in 1984, but we missed it. It’s now being distributed in the U.S. by Salem House, c/o Mercedes Distribution Center, Inc., 160 Imlay St., Brooklyn NY 11231.

Apple Staff and Silver Crown, a Fairy Tale Nancy-Lou Patterson (Porcupine’s Quill 0-88984-075-X, 1985 [Aug ’86], $10.95, 223pp, pb) Illustrated fairytale fantasy novel. This was published in 1985, but we did not see it until 1986. Distributed by Firefly Books Ltd., 3920 Pharmacy Ave., Unit 1C, Scarborough, Ont. M1W 2T8, Canada.

Mysterious Air Stories ed. William Pattrick (W.H. Allen 0-491-03581-0, May ’86, £9.95, 249pp, hc) Anthology of suspense and fantasy stories of the air.

Mysterious Sea Stories ed. William Pattrick (Star 0-352-31728-0, Jan ’86, £1.95, 240pp, pb) Reprint (W.H. Allen 1985) anthology of tales involving fantasy and the supernatural.

Brisingamen Diana L. Paxson (Berkley 0-425-07298-3, May ’86 [Apr ’86], $2.95, 261pp, pb) Reissue (Berkley 1984) fantasy novel. Second printing.

Silverhair the Wanderer Diana L. Paxson (Tor 0-812-54860-4, Dec ’86 [Nov ’86], $2.95, 310pp, pb) [Westria] Fantasy novel in the “Westria” series.

White Mare, Red Stallion Diana L. Paxson (Berkley 0-425-08531-7, Mar ’86 [Feb ’86], $2.95, 242pp, pb) Fantasy novel of ancient Britain and rival tribes in the time of the Romans.

Trapped in Time Bernal C. Payne, Jr. (Pocket/Archway 0-671-54360-1, Apr ’86, $2.50, 151pp, pb) Reprint (Macmillan 1984 as It’s About Time) young-adult sf novel. Two teens travel back to 1955 to meet their teenaged parents.

Mr. Pye Mervyn Peake (Penguin 0-14-003372-6, Feb ’86, £3.95, 254pp, tp) Reissue (Heinemann 1953) fantasy novel.

Ghost Stories Philippa Pearce (Viking UK 0-670-80907-1, Oct ’86, £8.95, 64pp, hc) Collection of juvenile tales.

Blossom Culp and the Sleep of Death Richard Peck (Delacorte 0-385-29433-6, 1986 [Jul ’86], $14.95, 185pp, hc) [Blossom Culp] Young-adult fantasy novel, #4 in the “Blossom Culp” series.

Howard the Duck Storybook Michael Pellowski (Armada 0-00-692744-0, Dec ’86, £2.95, 48pp, tp) Illustrated juvenile storybook of sf cartoon film.

Fury from the Deep Victor Pemberton (W.H. Allen 0-491-03652-3, May ’86, £7.95, 192pp, hc) [Doctor Who] Sf novel based on the “Doctor Who” tv series. Doctor Who #110.

Fury from the Deep Victor Pemberton (Target 0-426-20259-7, Oct ’86, £1.95, 189pp, pb) [Doctor Who] Reprint (W.H. Allen 1986) sf novel based on the “Doctor Who” tv series. Doctor Who #110.

Morigu: The Desecration Mark C. Perry (Popular Library/Questar 0-445-20300-5, Nov ’86 [Oct ’86], $3.50, 324pp, pb) [Morigu] Fantasy novel. “When evil spreads its shadow of doom, an invincible warrior returns....” It includes rape, murder, and a berserker elf.

Conan the Fearless Steve Perry (Tor 0-812-54248-7, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], $6.95, 275pp, tp) [Conan] Fantasy novel based on the Robert E. Howard character. There is an afterword on the might-thewed hero’s life by L. Sprague de Camp that has been used in several of the Conan books published since 1984.

Conan the Fearless Steve Perry (Tor 0-812-54258-4, Jan ’87 [Dec ’86], $2.95, 275pp, pb) [Conan] Reprint (Tor 1986) fantasy novel based on a Robert E. Howard character.

The Machiavelli Interface Steve Perry (Ace 0-441-51356-5, Jul ’86 [Jun ’86], $2.95, 197pp, pb) [Matador] Sf novel of martial arts in space, conclusion of the “Matador Trilogy”.

Matadora Steve Perry (Ace 0-441-52207-6, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], $2.95, 211pp, pb) [Matador] Sf novel of martial arts in space, sequel to The Man Whe Never Missed.

Goodman 2020 Fred Pfeil (Indiana University Press 0-253-32617-6, Feb ’86, $15.00, 230pp, hc) Near-future sf novel of a grim 21st century. A first novel.

Birth of the Firebringer Meredith Ann Pierce (Macmillan/Four Winds 0-02-774610-0, Nov ’85 [Jan ’86], $12.95, 234pp, hc) [Birth of the Firebringer] Young-adult fantasy novel of mythical beasts. First in a trilogy.

Birth of the Firebringer Meredith Ann Pierce (Scholastic 0-590-40280-3, Dec ’86, $2.50, 234pp, pb) [Birth of the Firebringer] Reprint (Macmillan 1985) fantasy novel.

Alanna Tamora Pierce (Beaver 0-09-943560-8, May ’86, £1.75, 241pp, pb) [Song of the Lioness] Reprint (Atheneum 1983 as Alanna: The First Adventure) young-adult fantasy novel, first in a series.

The Woman Who Rides Like a Man Tamora Pierce (Atheneum/Argo 0-689-31117-6, Mar ’86 [May ’86], $14.95, 253pp, hc) [Song of the Lioness] Young-adult fantasy novel, #3 in the “Song of the Lioness” series featuring Alanna, a woman warrior.

The Tachyon Web Christopher Pike (Bantam Spectra 0-553-26102-9, Nov ’86 [Oct ’86], $2.75, 197pp, pb) Young-adult sf novel of five kids in a stolen spaceship.

The Blood of Ten Chiefs ed. Richard Pini, Lynn Abbey & Robert Lynn Asprin (Tor 0-812-53041-1, Dec ’86 [Nov ’86], $6.95, 314pp, pb) [Elfquest] Shared world anthology of original stories by 11 authors. There’s an “Elfquest” geneology chart, but no table of contents.

The Muffin Fiend Daniel M. Pinkwater (Morrow/Lothrop, Lee & Shepard 0-688-04274-0, Apr ’86, $10.25, 48pp, hc) Juvenile novella of mystery, humor, and possibly fantasy as well, featuring the great European muffin theft and sleuth Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Empire H. Beam Piper (Ace 0-441-20558-5, Jul ’86 [Jun ’86], $2.95, 242pp, pb) [Terra-Human Future History] Reissue (Ace 1981) collection, Book Two of the “Terra-Human Future History” series. Fifth printing.

Federation H. Beam Piper (Ace 0-441-23191-8, May ’86 [Apr ’86], $2.95, 284pp, pb) Reissue (Ace 1981) collection of 5 stories, with a preface by Jerry E. Pournelle and editorial notes by John F. Carr.

Paratime H. Beam Piper (Ace 0-441-65171-2, Sep ’86 [Aug ’86], $2.95, 295pp, pb) [Paratime Police] Reissue (Ace 1981) collection; 5th printing.

The Dream Makers Charles Platt (Xanadu 0-947761-14-4, Nov ’86, £11.95, 288pp, hc) Reprint (Savoy 1980 as Who Writes Science Fiction?) non-fiction, book of interviews with sf authors.

How to Be a Happy Cat Charles Platt & Gray Joliffe (Gollancz 0-575-03902-7, Oct ’86, £3.50, 90pp, pb) Non-fiction, associational. A humorous instruction book “for cats who want to get ahead and stay ahead.”

Dreams of an Unseen Planet Teresa Plowright (Arbor House 0-87795-863-7, Dec ’86 [Nov ’86], $16.95, 273pp, hc) Sf novel of stranded colonists and a dreamer. A first novel.

The Fall of the House of Usher Edgar Allan Poe (Target 0-426-20247-3, Jul ’86 [Aug ’86], £1.80, 143pp, pb) Reprint; collection.

The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings Edgar Allan Poe (Penguin 0-14-043291-4, Apr ’86, £3.95, 539pp, pb) Reissue (Penguin 1967 as Selected Writings) collection.

Tales of Mystery and Imagination Edgar Allan Poe (Octopus 0-7064-2651-7, Oct ’86, £6.95, 318pp, hc) Reprint (Harrap 1935) collection of horror stories.

Black Star Rising Frederik Pohl (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31902-8, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], $3.50, 293pp, pb) Reprint (Del Rey 1985) sf novel.

Black Star Rising Frederik Pohl (Gollancz 0-575-03848-9, Jul ’86 [Aug ’86], £8.95, 282pp, hc) Reprint (Del Rey 1985) sf novel.

The Coming of the Quantum Cats Frederik Pohl (Bantam Spectra 0-553-25786-2, May ’86 [Apr ’86], $3.50, 296pp, pb) Sf novel of alternate timelines.

The Coming of the Quantum Cats Frederik Pohl (SFBC #05346, Jul ’86 [Aug ’86], $4.98, 243pp, hc) Reprint (Bantam 1986) sf novel. First hardcover edition.

The Merchants’ War Frederik Pohl (St. Martin’s 0-312-90241-7, Mar ’86 [Jan ’86], $3.95, 296pp, pb) [Space Merchants] Reprint (St. Martin’s 1984) sf novel, sequel to Pohl and Kornbluth’s The Space Merchants. Mass market edition.

The Merchants’ War Frederik Pohl (Futura/Orbit 0-7088-8182-3, Aug ’86, £2.50, 209pp, pb) [Space Merchants] Reprint (St. Martin’s 1984) sf novel, sequel to The Space Merchants.

Pohlstars Frederik Pohl (Gollancz 0-575-03718-0, Jan ’86, £8.95, 203pp, hc) Reprint (Del Rey 1984) collection. First hardcover edition. Omits the story “The Wizard of Peng-Shi Angle.”

Terror Frederik Pohl (Berkley 0-425-09106-6, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $2.95, 220pp, pb) Sf novel of terrorists and a “doomsday” weapon.

Gladiator-at-Law Frederik Pohl & C. M. Kornbluth (Baen 0-671-65566-3, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], $2.95, 251pp, pb) A slightly rewritten version of an earlier sf satire novel (Ballantine 1953). Corporate lawyers take over the world.

Wolfbane Frederik Pohl & C. M. Kornbluth (Baen 0-671-65576-0, Jun ’86 [May ’86], $2.95, 248pp, pb) Sf novel, “substantially” rewritten version of an earlier book, Wolfbane (Ballantine 1959).

Wolfbane Frederik Pohl & C. M. Kornbluth (Gollancz 0-575-03852-7, Sep ’86, £2.95, 189pp, pb) Reprint (Baen 1986) of the revised edition of a classic (Ballantine 1959) sf novel.

The Starchild Trilogy Frederik Pohl & Jack Williamson (Baen 0-671-65558-2, Mar ’86 [Feb ’86], $3.95, 442pp, pb) [Starchild Trilogy] Reprint (SFBC 1977) omnibus of The Reefs of Space (1964), Starchild (1965), and Rogue Star (1969).

Worlds of If: A Retrospective Anthology ed. Frederik Pohl, Martin H. Greenberg & Joseph D. Olander (Bluejay 0-312-94471-3, Dec ’86, $19.95, 438pp, hc) Anthology of 24 stories. This is the last Bluejay book.

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