The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Best of Eric Frank Russell Eric Frank Russell (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33223-7, Jul ’86 [Jun ’86], $3.95, 336pp, pb) Reissue (Del Rey 1978) collection; introduction by Alan Dean Foster; 2nd printing.

Like Nothing on Earth Eric Frank Russell (Methuen 0-413-60010-6, Oct ’86, £1.95, 159pp, pb) Reprint (Dobson 1975) collection of 7 sf stories.

Next of Kin Eric Frank Russell (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32761-6, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], $2.95, 181pp, pb) Humorous sf novel. First American edition (Dobson 1959) of the complete version of The Space Willies (Ace 1958), an expansion of the 1957 Astounding classic novella “Plus-X”. This edition has a new introduction by Jack Chalker which says this longest version of the three was written first.

Sentinels from Space Eric Frank Russell (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32758-6, Jun ’86 [May ’86], $2.95, 227pp, pb) Reprint (Bourgey & Co. 1953) sf novel; “a superhuman spacepilot is mankind’s only hope against aliens.”

Sinister Barrier Eric Frank Russell (Methuen 0-413-58870-X, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], £2.50, 201pp, pb) Reprint (Fantasy Press 1948) sf novel.

Three to Conquer Eric Frank Russell (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32757-8, May ’86 [Apr ’86], $2.95, 211pp, pb) Reprint (Avalon 1956) sf novel of a telepath vs. an alien invasion.

Wasp Eric Frank Russell (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32759-4, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], $2.95, 196pp, pb) Sf novel of a secret agent on an alien planet. “First unabridged U.S. publication.” The text follows the 1958 Denis Dobson edition instead of that of the 1957 Avalon first edition, so it should be considered a “first American” edition.

Wasp Eric Frank Russell (Methuen 0-413-58860-2, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], £2.50, 175pp, pb) Reprint (Dobson 1958) sf novel. “He was sent to make war against another planet — singlehanded!”

Incubus Ray Russell (Sphere 0-7221-7560-4, Dec ’86, £2.50, pb) Reprint horror novel.

The Complete Night of the Living Dead Filmbook John Russo (Crown/Harmony 0-517-56170-0, Jul ’86 [Jun ’86], $10.95, 120pp, pb) Reprint of small-press edition (Imagine Inc. 1985). The history of the movie’s making, by the scriptwriter.

Inhuman John Russo (Pocket 0-671-45262-2, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $3.50, 221pp, pb) Horror novel: “They were the walking dead, on a ruthless hunt for living blood.”

Piper Brett Rutherford & John Robertson (Zebra 0-8217-1967-X, Dec ’86, $3.95, 463pp, pb) Novel of supernatural horror.

The Tale and Its Master Michael Rutherford (Spring Harbor 0-935891-00-5, 1986 [May ’86], $6.50, 64pp, pb) Fantasy novella of an ambitious apprentice storyteller; witty and well told. (FCM)

Cast a Cold Eye Alan Ryan (Sphere 0-7221-7563-9, Jul ’86 [Aug ’86], £2.50, 247pp, pb) Reprint (Dark Harvest 1984) horror novel.

Quadriphobia Alan Ryan (Doubleday 0-385-19839-6, Mar ’86 [Feb ’86], $12.95, 184pp, hc) Collection of four fantasy horror stories using different genres as backgrounds — a detective story, a gothic romance, a jungle adventure, and a Western. Three of them seem to be originals.

Halloween Horrors ed. Alan Ryan (Doubleday 0-385-19558-3, Sep ’86 [Aug ’86], $12.95, 178pp, hc) Original anthology of 13 horror stories.

The Unconquered Country Geoff Ryman (Allen & Unwin 0-04-823357-9, Jul ’86 [Aug ’86], £7.95, 134pp, hc) Surreal short novel with elements of sf and fantasy, a slight expansion of the award-winning novella of the same name. An eerie, haunting reworking of the tragedy of modern Cambodia. Recommended. (FCM)

The Unconquered Country Geoff Ryman (Allen & Unwin/Unicorn 0-04-823314-5, Jul ’86 [Aug ’86], £2.95, 134pp, tp) Trade paperback edition of the above.

The Warrior Who Carried Life Geoff Ryman (Bantam Spectra 0-553-26344-7, Jan ’87 [Dec ’86], $2.95, 198pp, pb) Fantasy novel. First U.S. edition (Allen & Unwin 1985).

The Berserker Throne Fred Saberhagen (Tor 0-812-55318-7, Dec ’86 [Nov ’86], $3.50, 319pp, pb) [Berserker] Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1985) sf novel in the “Berserker” series.

Empire of the East Fred Saberhagen (Futura/Orbit 0-7088-8101-7, May ’86, £2.95, 558pp, pb) [Empire of the East] Reissue (Ace 1979) fantasy novel.

The First Book of Lost Swords: Woundhealer’s Story Fred Saberhagen (Tor 0-312-93243-X, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $14.95, 281pp, hc) [Lost Swords] Fantasy novel, starting a new “Swords” series.

The First Book of Swords Fred Saberhagen (Macdonald 0-356-12069-4, Feb ’86 [Mar ’86], £8.95, 320pp, hc) [Swords] Reprint (Tor 1983) fantasy novel, first in a series; library edition.

The First Book of Swords Fred Saberhagen (Futura/Orbit 0-7088-8149-1, May ’86, £2.50, 309pp, pb) [Swords] Reissue (Tor 1983) fantasy novel, first in a series.

The Frankenstein Papers Fred Saberhagen (Baen 0-671-65550-7, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], $3.50, 308pp, pb) [Frankenstein] Sf novel, “autobiography” of Frankenstein’s monster.

Pyramids Fred Saberhagen (Baen 0-671-65609-0, Jan ’87 [Dec ’86], $3.50, 311pp, pb) [Pilgrim] Sf novel of a space/time traveler and Egyptian gods; first in the “Pilgrim” series.

The Second Book of Swords Fred Saberhagen (Futura/Orbit 0-7088-8150-5, May ’86, £2.50, 313pp, pb) [Swords] Reprint (Tor 1983) fantasy novel, second in a series; first U.K. edition.

The Third Book of Swords Fred Saberhagen (Orbit 0-7088-8151-3, Dec ’86, £2.50, 320pp, pb) [Swords] Reprint (Tor 1984) fantasy novel, “Swords” #3.

Casca: Desert Mercenary Barry Sadler (Ace Charter 0-441-09336-1, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], $2.95, 188pp, pb) [Casca] Fantasy novel, “The Eternal Mercenary” #16.

Contact Carl Sagan (Century 0-7126-9503-6, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], £10.95, 432pp, hc) Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1985) sf novel.

Contact Carl Sagan (Pocket 0-671-62321-4, Apr ’86, $3.50, 434pp, pb) Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1985) sf novel. Special Export edition.

Contact Carl Sagan (QPB/S&S 72-2442, Jun ’86, $9.95, 432pp, pb) Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1985) sf novel. Identical to the S&S edition except for soft cover with jacket imprinted, and lack of ISBN number.

Contact Carl Sagan (Pocket 0-671-43422-5, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $4.95, 434pp, pb) Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1985) sf novel.

The Year’s Best Fantasy Stories: 12 ed. Arthur W. Saha (DAW 0-88677-163-3, Nov ’86 [Oct ’86], $2.95, 226pp, pb) Anthology of 11 stories from 1985 including the Locus Award winner “Paladin of the Lost Hour” by Harlan Ellison and the excellent “Flight” by Peter Dickinson. There is also a summation of the year in fantasy.

Dark Imaginings Tedd Salay (Victor Crofansonicus, 1986 [Aug ’86], 42pp, pb) Memorial collection of horror stories and poetry by a Czechoslovakian writer. Translated by Nadia Nesmerakova.

Thieves’ World Graphics 1 Tim Sale, Lynn Abbey & Robert Lynn Asprin (Donning/Starblaze 0-89865-415-7, Nov ’85 [Jan ’86], $3.95, unpaginated, pb) [Thieves’ World] “Graphic novel” with art by Sale, based on the anthology series edited by Robert Lynn Asprin and Lynn Abbey.

Thieves’ World Graphics 2 Tim Sale, Lynn Abbey & Robert Lynn Asprin (Donning/Starblaze 0-89865-416-5, May ’86 [Apr ’86], $3.95, 65pp, pb) [Thieves’ World] Graphic adaptation by artist Tim Sale, based on a treatment by Robert Asprin and Lynn Abbey, creators of the “Thieves’ World” fantasy anthology series.

Thieves’ World Graphics 3 Tim Sale, Lynn Abbey & Robert Lynn Asprin (Donning/Starblaze 0-89865-457-2, Jul ’86 [Aug ’86], $3.95, 61pp, pb) [Thieves’ World] Art book. Graphic novel (in black & white), based on the shared-world series edited by Robert Asprin and Lynn Abbey (who scripted this version). Latest in a series.

Thieves’ World Graphics, Volume One Tim Sale, Lynn Abbey & Robert Lynn Asprin (Donning/Starblaze 0-89865-460-2, Oct ’86 [Nov ’86], $12.95, 183pp, pb) [Thieves’ World] Omnibus edition of the first three “Thieves’ World” graphic novels, art by Sale and text based on the books edited by Asprin and Abbey. In this version, previously b&w illustrations appear in color. A 500 copy limited edition (0-89865-478-5, $40.00) was announced, but not seen.

Heroic Visions II ed. Jessica Amanda Salmonson (Ace 0-441-32822-9, Jul ’86 [Jun ’86], $2.95, 206pp, pb) Original anthology of fantasy stories by Michael Bishop, Keith Roberts, Manly Wade Wellman, and others.

The Unicorn Dancer R. A. V. Salsitz (NAL/Signet 0-451-14393-0, Jul ’86 [Jun ’86], $2.95, 252pp, pb) [Unicorn Dancer] Fantasy novel of elves, dwarfs, and a killer unicorn.

Where Dragons Rule R. A. V. Salsitz (NAL/Signet 0-451-14619-0, Dec ’86 [Nov ’86], $2.95, 253pp, pb) [Dragons] Fantasy novel; second in a trilogy.

Finnglas and the Stones of Choosing Fay Sampson (Lion 0-7459-1124-2, Jun ’86 [Aug ’86], £1.50, 128pp, pb) [Finnglas] Juvenile fantasy novel, Vol. 3 in the “Finnglas” series.

E.E. “Doc” Smith Joseph Sanders (Starmont 0-916732-72-X, Jul ’86, $7.95, 96pp, pb) Non-fiction, critical study (Starmont Reader’s Guide #24), with a chronology and bibliographies of primary and secondary material. [Edward E. Smith]

The Passion of Molly T. Lawrence Sanders (NEL 0-450-05835-2, Jan ’86, £2.95, 410pp, pb) Reprint (Putnam 1984) near-future feminist novel.

The Tomorrow File Lawrence Sanders (Berkley 0-425-08179-6, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $4.50, 551pp, pb) Reissue (Putnam 1976) sf novel.

The Last Ranger Craig Sargent (Popular Library 0-445-20235-1, May ’86 [Apr ’86], $2.95, 215pp, pb) [Last Ranger] Post-holocaust sf action adventure novel.

The Last Ranger # 2: The Savage Stronghold Craig Sargent (Popular Library 0-445-20237-8, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $2.95, 217pp, pb) [Last Ranger] Post-holocaust action/adventure novel of the “Last Ranger” vs. a motorcycle cult. “Sargent” is a pseudonym for two authors, who also created the “Doomsday Warriors” series.

The Last Ranger # 3: The Madman’s Mansion Craig Sargent (Popular Library 0-445-20239-4, Dec ’86 [Nov ’86], $3.50, 216pp, pb) [Last Ranger] Post-holocaust sf adventure novel, part of a series. This time the hero goes after “a true Sodom and Gomorrah for all the high-rolling perverts and murderers of lawless and battered America.”

The Shore of Women Pamela Sargent (Crown 0-517-55834-3, Nov ’86, $16.95, 469pp, hc) Sf novel of love in a future world ruled by women.

Venus of Dreams Pamela Sargent (Bantam Spectra 0-553-25057-4, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], $3.95, 536pp, pb) [Venus of Dreams] Sf novel of the settlement and terraforming of Venus. The first in a trilogy.

Afterlives ed. Pamela Sargent & Ian Watson (Vintage 0-394-72986-2, Aug ’86, $5.95, 494pp, pb) Anthology of 22 stories about life after death; 16 of them are originals. A superb gathering — highly recommended! (FCM)

Watermusic Sarah Sargent (Ticknor & Fields/[Houghton Mifflin] 0-89919-436-2, May ’86, $11.95, 120pp, hc) Juvenile fantasy novel involving other-worldly beings and archaeological artifacts.

Fog Magic Julia L. Sauer (Puffin/Newbery Library 0-14-032163-2, Oct ’86 [Nov ’86], $3.95, 107pp, pb) Reprint (Viking Penguin 1943) juvenile time travel fantasy novel, illustrated by Lynd Ward. A Newbery honor book.

Hellfire John Saul (Bantam 0-553-25864-8, Aug ’86, $4.50, 352pp, pb) Horror novel of a haunted mill. Over 1.3 million copies in print already.

Hellfire John Saul (Bantam UK 0-553-17255-7, Nov ’86, £2.95, 344pp, pb) Reprint (Bantam US 1986) horror novel.

The Twin Dilemma Eric Saward (Target 0-426-20155-8, Mar ’86, £1.60, 138pp, pb) [Doctor Who] Reprint (W.H. Allen 1985) sf novel based on the “Doctor Who” tv series. Doctor Who #103.

The Queen of the States Josephine Saxton (The Women’s Press 0-7043-3992-7, Mar ’86, £1.95, 175pp, pb) Sf novel.

The Travails of Jane Saint Josephine Saxton (The Women’s Press 0-7043-4037-2, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], £2.50, 194pp, pb, cover by Sara Schwartz) Sf/fantasy collection.

Apparitions Noel Scanlon (Critic’s Choice 0-931773-57-1, Feb ’86, $2.95, 208pp, pb) Reprint (Robert Hale 1984) horror novel of an Indian cult on an Irish island. First U.S. edition.

The Drastic Dragon of Draco, Texas Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (Bantam Spectra 0-553-25887-7, Jun ’86 [May ’86], $3.50, 247pp, pb) Humorous fantasy novel set in the Wild West.

The Dragons of North Chittendon Susan Fromberg Schaeffer (Simon & Schuster/Little Simon 0-671-52587-5, 1986 [Jun ’86], $2.95, 208pp, pb) Juvenile fantasy novel, illustrated by Darcy May. There is also supposed to be a hardcover, but we haven’t seen it.

Kensho Dennis Schmidt (Ace 0-441-43527-0, Mar ’86 [Feb ’86], $2.95, 314pp, pb) [Kensho] Reissue (Ace 1979) sf novel, second in a series featuring planetary exploration and oriental martial arts. 3rd printing.

Satori Dennis Schmidt (Ace 0-441-75059-1, May ’86 [Apr ’86], $2.95, 293pp, pb) [Kensho] Reissue (Ace 1981) sf/martial arts/meditation novel, #3 in the “Kensho” series. 3rd printing.

Twilight of the Gods II: Groa’s Other Eye Dennis Schmidt (Ace 0-441-83284-9, Nov ’86 [Oct ’86], $2.95, 295pp, pb) [Twilight of the Gods] Heroic fantasy novel, sequel to The First Name.

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