The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Conquerors from the Darkness Robert Silverberg (Tor 0-812-55456-6, Jul ’86 [Jun ’86], $2.95, 213pp, pb) Reprint (Holt, Rinehart & Winston 1965) young-adult sf novel.

Gilgamesh the King Robert Silverberg (Pan 0-330-29223-4, Jul ’86 [Aug ’86], £2.95, 300pp, pb) [Gilgamesh] Reprint (Arbor House 1984) historical fantasy novel.

Hawksbill Station Robert Silverberg (Warner 0-446-34056-1, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $3.95, 185pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1968) sf novel.

Master of Life and Death Robert Silverberg (Tor 0-812-55458-2, May ’86 [Apr ’86], $2.95, 219pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1957) sf novel.

Star of Gypsies Robert Silverberg (Donald I. Fine 0-917657-92-6, Sep ’86 [Aug ’86], $18.95, 397pp, hc) Sf novel set in 3500, narrated by the once and future Gypsy King; ruminations on kingship, politics, and love.

Sunrise on Mercury Robert Silverberg (Pan 0-330-29117-3, Feb ’86 [Mar ’86], £1.95, 176pp, pb) Reprint (Gollancz 1983) collection.

A Time of Changes Robert Silverberg (Gollancz 0-575-03820-9, Mar ’86, £2.95, 221pp, pb) Reprint (SFBC 1971) sf novel. “Gollancz Classic SF” #3.

A Time of Changes Robert Silverberg (Warner 0-446-34061-8, Dec ’86 [Nov ’86], $3.95, 214pp, pb) Reprint (SFBC 1971) sf novel.

To Live Again Robert Silverberg (Warner 0-446-34058-8, Sep ’86 [Aug ’86], $3.95, 208pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1969) sf novel. It includes the author’s note from the 1978 Berkley edition. One of the best of Silverberg’s early novels. (CNB)

Tom O’Bedlam Robert Silverberg (Gollancz 0-575-03773-3, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], £9.95, 320pp, hc) Reprint (Donald I. Fine 1985) sf novel.

Tom O’Bedlam Robert Silverberg (Warner 0-446-34002-2, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $3.95, 374pp, pb) Reprint (Donald Fine 1985) sf novel.

The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. I ed. Robert Silverberg (Avon 0-380-00795-9, Jul ’86 [Jun ’86], $4.95, 672pp, pb) Reissue (Doubleday 1970) anthology of 26 stories chosen by SFWA members as “the greatest short stories of all time.” 24th printing.

Great Tales of Science Fiction ed. Robert Silverberg & Martin H. Greenberg (A&W/Galahad 0-88365-701-5, 1985 [Jan ’86], $8.98, 529pp, hc) Reprint (Arbor House 1983 as The Arbor House Treasury of Science Fiction Masterpieces) anthology. Omits one story, “Travels” by Carter Scholz and the postscript to “Doing Lennon” by Gregory Benford in order to make it an abridgement of the original. This is an instant remainder book.

The Time Travelers: A Science Fiction Quartet ed. Robert Silverberg & Martin H. Greenberg (Donald I. Fine/Primus 0-917657-66-7, May ’86 [Apr ’86], $3.95, 284pp, pb) Reprint (Fine 1985) anthology of 4 novellas by Asimov, Wyndham, Kuttner & Moore, and Leinster.

All Flesh Is Grass Clifford D. Simak (Methuen 0-413-59990-6, Dec ’85 [Jan ’86], £2.50, 255pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1965) sf novel.

A Heritage of Stars Clifford D. Simak (Methuen 0-413-58800-9, May ’86, £2.50, 219pp, pb) Reprint (Berkley/Putnam 1977) sf novel.

Highway of Eternity Clifford D. Simak (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33220-2, Jun ’86 [May ’86], $14.95, 289pp, hc) Sf novel of time travel and immortality.

Highway of Eternity Clifford D. Simak (SFBC #10448, Dec ’86, $4.98, 249pp, hc) Reprint (Del Rey 1986) sf novel.

The Marathon Photograph and Other Stories Clifford D. Simak (Severn House 0-7278-1221-1, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], £8.95, 171pp, hc) Collection of stories, edited by Francis Lyall, on time paradoxes.

Shakespeare’s Planet Clifford D. Simak (Methuen 0-413-41980-0, Sep ’86, £2.50, 188pp, pb) Reissue (Berkley-Putnam 1976) sf novel.

So Bright the Vision Clifford D. Simak (Severn House 0-7278-1323-4, Sep ’86, £8.50, 160pp, hc) Reprint (Ace 1968) sf collection.

Time and Again Clifford D. Simak (Methuen 0-413-59980-9, Dec ’85 [Jan ’86], £2.50, 255pp, pb) Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1951) sf novel of time paradoxes.

Time Is the Simplest Thing Clifford D. Simak (Methuen 0-413-42420-0, Dec ’86, £1.95, 191pp, pb) Reissue (Doubleday 1961) sf novel.

Way Station Clifford D. Simak (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33246-6, Jun ’86 [May ’86], $2.95, 236pp, pb) Reissue (Doubleday 1963) sf novel of the keeper of Earth’s only galactic transfer station. A Hugo winner. Third Del Rey printing.

Song of Kali Dan Simmons (Tor 0-812-52566-3, Nov ’86 [Oct ’86], $3.95, 311pp, pb) Reprint (Bluejay 1985) horror/dark fantasy novel set in Calcutta, winner of the World Fantasy Award. Recommended. (FCM)

The Star Bumper Horror Book 1 ed. Kurt Singer (Star 0-352-31944-5, Nov ’86, £2.50, 144pp, pb) Reprint (Target 1984) horror anthology.

The Star Bumper Horror Book 2 ed. Kurt Singer (Star 0-352-31945-3, Nov ’86, £2.50, 142pp, pb) Reprint (Target 1985 as The Third Target Book of Horror) horror anthology.

Fright Night John M. Skipp & Craig Spector (Star 0-352-31800-7, Dec ’85 [Jan ’86], £2.25, pb) Reprint (Tor 1985) novelization of a horror movie.

The Light At the End John M. Skipp & Craig Spector (Bantam 0-553-25451-0, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], $3.95, 385pp, pb) Horror/dark fantasy of vampires in the Manhattan subway system.

The Light at the End John M. Skipp & Craig Spector (Bantam UK 0-553-17269-7, Aug ’86, £2.95, 400pp, pb) Reprint (Bantam 1986) horror novel.

The Reproductive System John Sladek (Gollancz 0-575-03851-9, Sep ’86, £2.95, 192pp, pb) Reprint (Gollancz 1968) sf novel.

How I Saved the World Philip Slater (Dutton 0-525-24355-0, Dec ’85 [Jan ’86], $16.95, 337pp, hc) Satirical literary novel of oddballs vs. a secret plan for nuclear disaster. This has a 1985 copyright, but we did not see it until 1986.

How I Saved the World Philip Slater (Grove/Black Cat 0-394-62323-1, Dec ’86 [Nov ’86], $3.95, 337pp, pb) Reprint (EP Dutton 1985) Satiric novel (with fantasy elements) of impending apocalypse, astral travel, but otherwise minimal sf elements.

The Boy Who Reversed Himself William Sleator (Dutton 0-525-44276-6, Oct ’86 [Dec ’86], $12.95, 167pp, hc) Young-adult sf novel of a trip into the fourth dimension.

Interstellar Pig William Sleator (Bantam Spectra 0-553-25564-9, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], $2.95, 196pp, pb) [Barney] Reprint (Dutton 1984) young-adult sf novel of a board game whose players are rival factions of aliens on Earth.

Singularity William Sleator (Bantam Spectra 0-553-25627-0, May ’86 [Apr ’86], $2.95, 198pp, pb) Reprint (Dutton 1985) young-adult sf novel.

Voice of the Visitor Larry Slonaker (Avon 0-380-75112-7, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $3.50, 227pp, pb) Fantasy horror novel.

A Door Into Ocean Joan Slonczewski (Arbor House 0-87795-763-0, Jan ’86, $17.95, 403pp, hc) [Door Into Ocean] Sf novel.

A Door Into Ocean Joan Slonczewski (SFBC #04564, Feb ’86 [Mar ’86], $5.98, 372pp, hc) [Door Into Ocean] Reprint (Arbor House 1986) sf novel.

Clone Catcher Alfred Slote (Harper/Trophy 0-06-440164-2, May ’86 [Jun ’86], $2.50, 154pp, pb) Reprint (Lippincott 1982) juvenile sf novel of a chase after a runaway clone.

Omega Station Alfred Slote (Harper/Trophy 0-06-440167-7, May ’86 [Jun ’86], $2.50, 147pp, pb) [Robot Buddy] Reprint (Lippincott 1983) juvenile sf novel, sequel to My Robot Buddy.

Hard Science Fiction ed. George E. Slusser & Eric S. Rabkin (Southern Illinois University Press 0-8093-1234-4, Dec ’85 [Feb ’86], $21.95, 284pp, hc) Non-fiction, critical essays from the fifth annual J. Lloyd Eaton Conference at U.C. Riverside. Essayists include Robert L. Forward, David Brin, Gregory Benford, and James Gunn, as well as numerous academic critics.

Labyrinth: The Novel A. C. H. Smith (Holt 0-03-007322-7, Jun ’86, $3.95, 183pp, pb) Novelization of the fantasy film, with 8 pages of stills.

Labyrinth: The Novel A. C. H. Smith (Virgin 0-86369-151-X, Jun ’86 [Nov ’86], £2.50, 192pp, pb) Reprint (Holt 1986) novelization of fantasy film. Published in June, 1986, but not distributed to bookshops until November.

Quest of the Three Worlds Cordwainer Smith (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32931-7, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], $2.95, 208pp, pb) [Instrumentality of Mankind; Casher O’Neill] Reissue (Ace 1966) collection of 4 connected sf stories of adventurer Casher O’Neill. This edition has the 1978 introduction by J.J. Pierce. Second Del Rey printing.

Twentieth-Century Science-Fiction Writers, Second Edition ed. Curtis C. Smith (St. James 0-912289-27-9, Sep ’86, $67.50, 933pp, hc) Non-fiction, bibliography/biography/critical study covering nearly all the American and English sf writers of the 20th century, plus pieces on selected foreign writers, 19th century writers, and fantasy writers. There are, individually, better bibliographical, biographical, and critical studies elsewhere, but not in one convenient place. It also does a good job on minor writers not covered anywhere else. Some of the work is sloppy and unchecked, but, on the whole, this is the best one-volume work of its kind and the only up-to-date one. Highly recommended. (CNB)

First Lensman E. E. “Doc” Smith (Berkley 0-425-09053-1, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $2.75, 252pp, pb) [Lensmen] Reissue (Fantasy Press 1950) sf novel, “Lensman” #2; 4th Berkley printing.

Galactic Patrol E. E. “Doc” Smith (Berkley 0-425-09503-7, Dec ’86 [Nov ’86], $2.95, 237pp, pb) [Lensmen] Reissue (Fantasy Press 1950) sf novel, “Lensman” #3. 3rd Berkley printing.

Skylark Duquesne E. E. “Doc” Smith (Berkley 0-425-09148-1, Jun ’86 [May ’86], $2.95, 238pp, pb) [Skylark (Seaton, Crane et al)] Reissue (Pyramid 1966) sf novel; 3rd Berkley printing. The final book in the “Skylark” tetralogy, written more than 30 years after Skylark of Valeron and over half a century after The Skylark of Space.

Skylark of Valeron E. E. “Doc” Smith (Berkley 0-425-08953-3, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], $2.95, 206pp, pb) [Skylark (Seaton, Crane et al)] Reissue (Fantasy Press 1949) sf novel, #3 in the “Skylark” series. 3rd Berkley printing.

Skylark Three E. E. “Doc” Smith (Berkley 0-425-08730-1, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], $2.95, 215pp, pb) [Skylark (Seaton, Crane et al)] Reissue (Fantasy Press 1948) sf novel, second in the “Skylark” series. Third Berkley printing.

Skylark Three E. E. “Doc” Smith (Grafton 0-586-03947-3, Oct ’86, £1.95, 207pp, pb) [Skylark (Seaton, Crane et al)] Reprint (Fantasy Press 1948) sf novel. Volume 2 in the “Skylark” series.

Triplanetary E. E. “Doc” Smith (Berkley 0-425-09055-8, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $2.95, 240pp, pb) [Lensmen] Reissue (Fantasy Press 1948) sf novel, “Lensman” #1. 4th Berkley printing. Part of the most famous space opera series.

The Devil in the Dooryard Gregory Blake Smith (Morrow 0-688-06664-X, Sep ’86 [Dec ’86], $17.95, 336pp, hc) Fantasy novel, a literary ghost story; a first novel.

Captive Planet Gregory J. Smith (Bethany/StarQuest 0-87123-868-3, 1986 [Jun ’86], price unknown, 176pp, pb) [Starquest] Sf novel of a planet in rebellion against oppression, first in a new line of sf “from a Christian perspective.” A first novel.

Abomination Guy N. Smith (Arrow 0-09-942190-9, May ’86, £1.95, 208pp, pb) Horror novel. “Man’s wildest nightmare surges from the poisoned earth.”

Cannibals Guy N. Smith (Arrow 0-09-942200-X, Dec ’86, £1.95, 208pp, pb) Horror novel about mutated cannibal cave-dwellers lurking in the Scottish Highlands.

Doomflight Guy N. Smith (Arrow 0-09-936530-8, Dec ’86, £2.50, 221pp, pb) Reprint (Hamlyn 1981) horror novel.

Entombed Guy N. Smith (Arrow 0-09-948490-0, Jul ’86 [Aug ’86], £1.95, 192pp, pb) Reissue horror novel.

The Neophyte Guy N. Smith (NEL 0-450-05858-1, Jan ’86, £1.95, 312pp, pb) Horror novel.

Satan’s Snowdrop Guy N. Smith (Arrow 0-09-948960-0, Jun ’86 [May ’86], £1.95, 219pp, pb) Reprint (Hamlyn 1980) horror novel.

Snakes Guy N. Smith (NEL 0-450-38958-8, Nov ’86, £1.95, 170pp, pb) Horror novel.

Mindspell Kay Nolte Smith (Coronet 0-340-38262-7, Nov ’86, £2.95, 311pp, pb) Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1984) horror novel.

The Crystal Empire L. Neil Smith (Tor 0-312-94070-X, Oct ’86 [Nov ’86], $17.95, 449pp, hc) Alternate-world sf novel, a romance set in an Earth dominated by the Sino-Aztec and Saracen-Jewish empires. This was supposed to be a Bluejay Book but appeared from Tor. The copyright page has “A Bluejay International Edition.”

The Wardove L. Neil Smith (Berkley 0-425-09207-0, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $2.95, 223pp, pb) [Nathaniel Blackburn] Sf adventure/mystery novel of sabotage on a starship.

Changing Places Susan Smith (Scholastic/Point 0-590-33580-4, Dec ’86, $2.50, 155pp, pb) Young-adult fantasy novel of a boy and girl who switch bodies. The fairy godfather involved is a computer.

Industrial Light & Magic: The Art of Special Effects Thomas G. Smith (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32263-0, Nov ’86 [Oct ’86], $50.00, 280pp, hc) Non-fiction, coffee table pictorial book on ILM’s film special effects, with an introduction by George Lucas.

Industrial Light & Magic: The Art of Special Effects Thomas G. Smith (Columbus 0-86287-142-5, Dec ’86, £35.00, hc) Reprint (Del Rey 1986) non-fiction book on film special effects.

Circuit Melinda M. Snodgrass (Berkley 0-425-08736-0, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], $2.95, 232pp, pb) [Circuit] Sf novel of a circuit court with jurisdiction over space colonists. First in a trilogy.

Star Trek #19: The Tears of the Singers Melinda M. Snodgrass (Gregg 0-8398-2932-9, Mar ’86, $11.95, 252pp, pb) [Star Trek] Reprint (Pocket 1984) Star Trek novel. First hc edition.

The Tears of the Singers Melinda M. Snodgrass (Firecrest 0-85997-635-1, Jun ’86, £7.50, 256pp, hc) [Star Trek] Reprint (Pocket Books 1984) sf novel, “Star Trek” #19.

The Changeling Zilpha Keatley Snyder (Dell/Yearling 0-440-41200-5, Feb ’86 [Apr ’86], $3.25, 220pp, pb) Reprint (Atheneum 1970) juvenile fantasy novel, illustrated by Alton Raible.

The Egypt Game Zilpha Keatley Snyder (Dell/Yearling 0-440-42225-6, 1986 [Apr ’86], $3.25, 215pp, pb) Reprint (Atheneum 1967) juvenile novel of a fantasy game with strange effects; drawings by Alton Raible.

The Truth About Stone Hollow Zilpha Keatley Snyder (Dell/Yearling 0-440-48846-X, 1986 [Apr ’86], $3.25, 211pp, pb) Reprint (Atheneum 1974) juvenile fantasy novel, illustrated by Alton Raible.

The Witches of Worm Zilpha Keatley Snyder (Dell/Yearling 0-440-49727-2, Mar ’86 [Apr ’86], $3.25, 183pp, pb) Reprint (Atheneum 1972) juvenile fantasy novel, illustrated by Alton Raible.

My Friend, the Vampire Angela Sommer-Bodenburg (Pocket/Archway 0-671-60383-3, Jul ’86 [Jun ’86], $2.50, 155pp, pb) [Little Vampire] Reprint (Dial 1982) juvenile fantasy novel, translated from the German Der Kleine Vampir. Illustrations by Amelie Flienke.

The Vampire Moves In Angela Sommer-Bodenburg (S&S/Minstrel 0-671-55422-0, 1986 [Oct ’86], $2.50, 155pp, pb) [Little Vampire] Reprint (Anderson Press 1982) juvenile fantasy, translated from the German by Sara Gibson; a boy has to cope with the problems of housing a banished boy-vampire in his basement.

The Shattered Horse S. P. Somtow (Tor 0-312-93730-X, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $16.95, 464pp, hc) Historical fantasy novel with an alternate outcome of the Trojan War. The author also writes as Somtow Sucharitkul.

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