The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Vampire Junction S. P. Somtow (Macdonald 0-356-10991-7, Feb ’86 [Mar ’86], £8.95, 288pp, hc) [Timmy Valentine] Reprint (Donning 1984) dark fantasy/horror novel; the author is Somtow Sucharitkul. Library edition.

The Order of the Day: An Unidentified Flying Opus Márcio Souza (Avon/Bard 0-380-89765-2, Jul ’86 [Jun ’86], $4.50, 223pp, pb) Satiric sf novel of “an extra-terrestrial coup brewing deep in the Brazilian jungle.” Translated by Thomas Colchie. First published in Brazil, 1983.

The Road and the Hills Spedding (Allen & Unwin 0-04-823319-6, May ’86, £10.95, 440pp, hc) [Walk in the Dark] Epic fantasy novel, Vol. 1 of “A Walk in the Dark” trilogy. A first novel. An alternate-history version of Alexander the Great.

Child of Fortune Norman Spinrad (Bantam Spectra 0-553-25690-4, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $4.50, 499pp, pb) [Void Captain’s Tale] Reprint (Bantam 1985) sf novel.

The Iron Dream Norman Spinrad (Bantam Spectra 0-553-25289-5, Jun ’86 [May ’86], $3.95, 256pp, pb) Reprint (Avon 1972) alternate-world sf novel where Hitler is an sf writer. This one was banned in Germany.

The Void Captain’s Tale Norman Spinrad (Bantam Spectra 0-553-25995-4, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $3.50, 217pp, pb) [Void Captain’s Tale] Reprint (Timescape 1983) sf novel.

A World Between Norman Spinrad (Bantam Spectra 0-553-25893-1, Jul ’86 [Jun ’86], $3.95, 344pp, pb) Reprint (Pocket 1979) satirical sf novel about a war between the sexes.

Caribe J. R. Spreachman (Dutton 0-525-24320-8, Jan ’86, $17.95, 280pp, hc) Thriller with supernatural and sf elements, including an immortal dwarf.

Chains of Gold Nancy Springer (Arbor House 0-87795-830-0, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $15.95, 230pp, hc) Romantic fantasy novel of intended victims fleeing ritual sacrifice.

Wings of Flame Nancy Springer (Tor 0-812-55484-1, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], $2.95, 253pp, pb) Reprint (Tor 1985) fantasy novel.

Wings of Flame Nancy Springer (Arrow 0-09-945860-8, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], £2.95, 252pp, pb) Reprint (Tor 1985) fantasy novel.

The Psychopath Plague Steven G. Spruill (Tor 0-812-55490-6, Jun ’86 [May ’86], $2.95, 252pp, pb) [Kane & Pendrake] Reprint (Doubleday 1978) sf novel of Earth struck by mass-psychosis.

The Best of Margaret St. Clair Margaret St. Clair (Academy Chicago 0-89733-163-X, Dec ’85 [Jan ’86], $14.95, 271pp, hc) Reprint (Academy Chicago 1985) collection. This is the same as the paperback, with an “instant” hardcover binding plus a jacket.

Doomsday Warrior Ryder Stacy (Futura 0-7088-2958-9, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], £1.95, 347pp, pb) [Doomsday Warrior] Reprint (Zebra 1984) post-holocaust sf/action adventure novel, first in a series.

Doomsday Warrior # 2: Red America Ryder Stacy (Futura 0-7088-3050-1, Jul ’86 [Aug ’86], £2.50, 267pp, pb) [Doomsday Warrior] Reprint (Zebra 1984) post-holocaust sf adventure novel, second in the series.

Doomsday Warrior # 3: The Last American Ryder Stacy (Futura 0-7088-3143-5, Nov ’86, £2.50, 267pp, pb) [Doomsday Warrior] Reprint (Zebra 1984) post-holocaust sf adventure novel, “Doomsday Warrior” #3.

Doomsday Warrior # 7: American Defiance Ryder Stacy (Zebra 0-8217-1745-6, Jan ’86 [Feb ’86], $2.50, 269pp, pb) [Doomsday Warrior] Post-holocaust he-man adventure novel.

Doomsday Warrior # 8: American Glory Ryder Stacy (Zebra 0-8217-1812-6, Apr ’86, $3.50, 255pp, pb) [Doomsday Warrior] Novel in a post-holocaust sf adventure series.

Doomsday Warrior # 9: America’s Zero Hour Ryder Stacy (Zebra 0-8217-1929-7, Oct ’86, $2.50, 255pp, pb) [Doomsday Warrior] Novel in a post-holocaust sf adventure series.

Her Majesty’s Wizard Christopher Stasheff (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-27456-3, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $3.50, 342pp, pb) [Wizard in Rhyme] Fantasy novel in the Harold Shea/Incomplete Enchanter style. Not part of any series. Yet.

To the Magic Born Christopher Stasheff (SFBC #01247, Mar ’86, $6.98, 501pp, hc) [Warlock] Omnibus edition of the first two books in the sf “Warlock” series.

The Warlock Enlarged Christopher Stasheff (SFBC #01158, Mar ’86, $7.98, 664pp, hc) [Warlock] Omnibus edition of three novels in an sf series with strong fantasy elements.

The Warlock Is Missing Christopher Stasheff (Ace 0-441-84826-5, Sep ’86 [Aug ’86], $2.95, 201pp, pb) [Warlock] Sf novel with strong fantasy elements, Book 7 in the “Warlock” series. While the warlock and his wife are missing, their psionically talented children wander the countryside to save Gramayre from anti-democratic forces from the future.

The Warlock Wandering Christopher Stasheff (Ace 0-441-87361-8, May ’86 [Apr ’86], $3.50, 297pp, pb) [Warlock] Sf novel, sixth in the “Warlock” series. The warlock and his psionic-"witch" wife are transported in space and time (to the setting of Escape Velocity) and wander from planet to planet in an attempt to return home to the future.

A Wizard in Bedlam Christopher Stasheff (Ace 0-441-90214-6, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], $2.95, 191pp, pb) [Warlock: Rogue Wizard] Reprint (Doubleday 1979) sf novel featuring clones, wizards, and churls. Part of the “Warlock” series.

The Adventures of the Ectoplasmic Man Daniel Stashower (Penguin 0-14-008343-X, Jun ’86 [May ’86], $3.50, 203pp, pb) [Sherlock Holmes] Reprint (Morrow 1985) fantasy adventure novel with Sherlock Holmes and Harry Houdini.

The Dream Palace Brynne Stephens (Baen 0-671-65557-4, Mar ’86 [Feb ’86], $2.95, 258pp, pb) Sort of an interactive-fiction book disguised as a straight fantasy novel. It’s associated with a contest offering a $500 prize plus a solid gold mage.

The Man Who Killed His Brother Reed Stephens (Ballantine 0-345-33538-4, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $2.95, 187pp, pb) [Mick “Brew” Axbrewder] Reissue (Ballantine 1980), 3rd printing. Non-sf/fantasy, associational. A mystery novel written by Stephen R. Donaldson under the “Stephens” pseudonym.

The Man Who Risked His Partner Reed Stephens (Ballantine 0-345-33474-4, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $2.95, 293pp, pb) [Mick “Brew” Axbrewder] Reprint (Ballantine 1984), first mass market edition. This is a detective novel, of associational interest because “Stephens” is a pseudonym for Stephen R. Donaldson. It’s the sequel to The Man Who Killed His Brother.

Schismatrix Bruce Sterling (Penguin 0-14-008135-6, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], £2.50, 288pp, pb) [Mechanist-Shapers] Reprint (Arbor House 1985) sf novel. First paperback edition.

Schismatrix Bruce Sterling (Ace 0-441-75400-7, Jun ’86 [May ’86], $2.95, 288pp, pb) [Mechanist-Shapers] Reprint (Arbor House 1985) sf novel of an intricate future of Mechanists vs. Shapers. A Nebula nominee. Recommended. (FCM)

Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology ed. Bruce Sterling (Arbor House 0-87795-868-8, Dec ’86 [Nov ’86], $16.95, 239pp, hc) Anthology of 12 stories by Gibson, Bear, Rucker, Cadigan, and others, plus a preface on the “cyberpunk” movement.

The Sharpest Edge S. M. Stirling & Shirley Meier (NAL/Signet 0-451-14171-7, Mar ’86 [Feb ’86], $2.95, 255pp, pb) Fantasy novel set long after “the great holocaust” — sword & sorcery.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson (Target 0-426-20243-0, Jun ’86 [May ’86], £1.95, 192pp, pb) Reprint (George Munro 1886) classic sf novel plus stories “Markheim” and “Olalla”.

Starchild Fred Mustard Stewart (Pocket 0-671-54357-1, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $3.50, 253pp, pb) Reprint (Arbor House 1974) sf novel.

Dracula Bram Stoker (Puffin 0-14-035048-9, Mar ’86, £1.95, 448pp, pb) [Dracula] Reprint (Constable 1897) horror novel.

Dracula and The Lair of the White Worm Bram Stoker (Foulsham 0-572-01385-X, Sep ’86, £10.95, 512pp, hc) [Dracula] Reprint (William Rider 1911). A “complete and unabridged” edition edited by Richard Dalby.

The Lair of the White Worm Bram Stoker (Target 0-426-20226-0, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], £1.80, 160pp, pb) Reprint (Heinemann 1909) horror novel.

Under the Andes Rex Stout (Mysterious Press/Penzler 0-445-40507-4, Nov ’86 [Oct ’86], $3.50, 286pp, pb) Reprint (Penzler 1985) of a 1914 Lost Race novel. Distributed by Warner.

Floating Dragon Peter Straub (Fontana 0-00-616494-3, Apr ’86, £2.95, 623pp, pb) Reissue (Putnam 1983) horror novel.

Worldstone Victoria Strauss (Macmillan/Four Winds 0-02-788380-9, Oct ’85 [Jan ’86], $14.95, 245pp, hc) Young-adult fantasy novel.

To Stand Beneath the Sun Brad Strickland (NAL/Signet 0-451-14238-1, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], $2.75, 256pp, pb) Sf novel of a spacefarer stranded on “a world where biology and destiny made women supreme.”

The Night Church Whitley Strieber (Severn House 0-7278-1302-1, Sep ’86, £8.95, 352pp, hc) Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1983) horror novel.

Wolf of Shadows Whitley Strieber (Fawcett/Crest 0-449-21089-8, Sep ’86 [Aug ’86], $2.50, 100pp, pb) Reprint (Knopf 1985) young-adult short novel set after a nuclear holocaust.

Wolf of Shadows Whitley Strieber (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-39704-7, Sep ’86, £6.95, 126pp, hc) Reprint (Knopf 1985) juvenile post-holocaust novel.

Nature’s End Whitley Strieber & James Kunetka (Warner 0-446-51344-X, Apr ’86, $17.95, 418pp, hc) Near-future disaster novel of ecological breakdown.

Nature’s End Whitley Strieber & James Kunetka (Grafton 0-246-13026-1, Sep ’86, £10.95, 418pp, hc) Reprint (Warner 1986) near-future thriller.

Warday Whitley Strieber & James Kunetka (Warner 0-446-32630-5, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], $4.50, 515pp, pb) Reissue (Holt 1984) post-holocaust sf novel.

Alien Cargo Theodore Sturgeon (Bluejay 0-312-94007-6, Jun ’86 [May ’86], $8.95, 284pp, pb) Reprint (Bluejay 1984) collection; first paperback edition.

Godbody Theodore Sturgeon (Donald I. Fine 0-917657-79-9, Mar ’86, $50.00, boxed & numbered limited edition of 350, 159pp, hc) This special edition is not signed by anyone. It has a better binding, a photo, a limitation page, and no dust jacket.

Godbody Theodore Sturgeon (Donald I. Fine 0-917657-61-6, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], $14.95, 159pp, hc) Sturgeon’s last novel, which was written 18 years ago, is a sexual fantasy about the second coming. It’s weak as a novel, but has some excellent writing. There is a foreword by Heinlein and an afterword by Donaldson. (CNB)

Godbody Theodore Sturgeon (SFBC #05434, Jul ’86 [Aug ’86], $4.98, 159pp, hc) Reprint (Fine 1986) fantasy novel.

More Than Human Theodore Sturgeon (Gollancz 0-575-03821-7, Mar ’86, £2.95, 353pp, pb) Reprint (Farrar, Straus & Young 1953) sf novel, #2 in the new “Gollancz Classic SF” paperback line.

The Dawning Shadow: The Light on the Sound Somtow Sucharitkul (Bantam Spectra 0-553-25359-X, Sep ’86 [Aug ’86], $3.50, 275pp, pb) [Inquestor] Sf novel, slightly revised and expanded version of The Light on the Sound (Timescape 1982).

The Dawning Shadow: The Throne of Madness Somtow Sucharitkul (Bantam Spectra 0-553-26028-6, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $3.50, 262pp, pb) [Inquestor] Reprint (Timescape 1983 as The Throne of Madness) slightly revised edition of the 2nd book in the “Inquestor” saga. I looked through it but didn’t spot any major changes. The earlier edition is not acknowledged on the contents page. (CNB)

The Fallen Country Somtow Sucharitkul (Bantam Spectra 0-553-25556-8, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], $2.95, 198pp, pb) Young-adult fantasy novel of child abuse and a magical land.

Alfred Hitchcock’s Tales to Make Your Teeth Chatter ed. Eleanor Sullivan (Robert Hale 0-7090-2658-7, Jun ’86 [May ’86], £9.95, 384pp, hc) Reprint (Dial 1980) anthology of 21 stories, by Edward D. Hoch, Ron Goulart, etc.

The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural ed. Jack Sullivan (Viking 0-670-80902-0, Jul ’86 [Jun ’86], $29.95, 482pp, hc) 9" x12" non-fiction, illustrated reference book. Contributors include E.F. Bleiler, Ramsey Campbell, T.E.D. Klein, and Whitley Streiber. Short entries, plus essays and numerous illustrations. It covers movies, art, books, etc.

The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural ed. Jack Sullivan (Viking UK 0-670-80902-0, Oct ’86, £14.95, 482pp, hc) Non-fiction, reference book with essays and articles on all aspects of horror and supernatural. Strongly recommended. (PS-P) Same as the U.S. edition.

V: The Florida Project Timothy Sullivan (NEL 0-450-05870-0, Jan ’86, £1.95, 178pp, pb) [V] Reprint (Pinnacle 1985) novelization based on the tv sf show.

Perfume Patrick Süskind (Knopf 0-394-55084-6, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $16.95, 255pp, hc) Horror novel, set in 18th-century Paris, of a murderer with a need to steal the perfect scent, “the very essence of humanity.” Translated from the German by John Woods.

The Enchantress Han Suyin (Bantam UK 0-553-17192-5, May ’86, £2.95, 375pp, pb) Reprint (Bantam 1985) historical novel with elements of fantasy.

Vector Rob Swigart (Bluejay 0-312-94446-2, Sep ’86 [Oct ’86], $14.95, 288pp, hc) [Cobb Takamura; Charles Koenig] Sf/mystery novel of deadly bio-engineering.

The Bog Michael Talbot (Morrow 0-688-05952-X, Apr ’86 [Jun ’86], $17.95, 310pp, hc) Fantasy/horror novel of an ancient necromancer in modern England, by the author of The Delicate Dependency.

The Golden Horn Judith Tarr (Bantam UK 0-593-01017-5, Sep ’86, £9.95, 272pp, hc) [Hound and the Falcon] Reprint (Bluejay 1985) fantasy novel, #2 in “The Hound and the Falcon” trilogy.

The Golden Horn Judith Tarr (Tor 0-812-55603-8, Nov ’86 [Oct ’86], $2.95, 262pp, pb) [Hound and the Falcon] Reprint (Bluejay 1985) fantasy novel, second in the “Hound and the Falcon” trilogy.

The Hall of the Mountain King Judith Tarr (Tor 0-312-94210-9, Jan ’87 [Dec ’86], $15.95, 278pp, hc) [Avaryan] Fantasy novel, “Avaryan Rising” Volume 1. Originally announced as a Bluejay book.

The Hound and the Falcon Judith Tarr (SFBC #10046, Aug ’86, $8.50, 728pp, hc) [Hound and the Falcon] Omnibus edition of an excellent fantasy trilogy. (FCM)

The Hounds of God Judith Tarr (Bluejay 0-312-94218-4, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], $15.95, 344pp, hc) [Hound and the Falcon] Fantasy novel, conclusion of the “Hound and the Falcon” trilogy.

The Isle of Glass Judith Tarr (Bantam UK 0-593-01010-8, May ’86, £8.95, 286pp, hc) [Hound and the Falcon] Reprint (Bluejay 1985) fantasy novel, Vol. 1 in the “Hound and the Falcon” trilogy.

The Isle of Glass Judith Tarr (Tor 0-812-55600-3, Jul ’86 [Jun ’86], $2.95, 276pp, pb) [Hound and the Falcon] Reprint (Bluejay 1985) fantasy novel, first in the “Hound and the Falcon” trilogy.

Moondust and Madness Janelle Taylor (Bantam 0-553-25540-1, May ’86 [Apr ’86], $3.95, 413pp, pb) [Moondust and Madness] Romance novel with an sf setting; Jana Greyson is captive to the space slaver’s “savage passion.”

Bard III: The Wild Sea Keith Taylor (Ace 0-441-04915-X, Jun ’86 [May ’86], $2.95, 202pp, pb) [Bard] Celtic fantasy novel, #3 in the series.

The Blossom of Erda L. A. Taylor (St. Martin’s 0-312-08521-4, Dec ’86, $16.95, 247pp, hc) Sf novel of adventure and romance: Senior Officer Maele Sorenlon faces “the demands and turmoil of a forbidden love.” A well-written, enjoyable romantic space opera with more grit than slush. (FCM)

Excavation Steve Rasnic Tem (Avon 0-380-75173-9, Jan ’87 [Dec ’86], $3.50, 280pp, pb) Horror novel, a first novel from a well-known short story writer.

Hotel de Dream Emma Tennant (Faber and Faber 0-571-13867-5, May ’86, £3.50, 190pp, pb) Reprint (Gollancz 1976) literary fantasy novel.

The Bones Sheri S. Tepper (Tor 0-812-52625-2, Jan ’87 [Dec ’86], $3.95, 315pp, pb) [Blood Heritage] Horror novel of voodoo magic.

The Chronicles of Mavin Manyshaped Sheri S. Tepper (Corgi 0-552-12834-1, Dec ’86, £4.95, 463pp, pb) [Mavin] Omnibus of the fantasy trilogy The Song of Mavin Manyshaped, The Flight of Mavin Manyshaped, and The Search of Mavin Manyshaped.

Dervish Daughter Sheri S. Tepper (Tor 0-812-55612-7, Mar ’86 [Feb ’86], $2.95, 218pp, pb) [True Game: Jinian Footseer] Fantasy novel; sequel to Jinian Footseer and the second volume in the third “True Game” series.

Jinian Star-Eye Sheri S. Tepper (Tor 0-812-55614-3, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $2.95, 252pp, pb) [True Game: Jinian Footseer] Fantasy novel, conclusion of the “Jinian Footseer” trilogy, part of the “True Game” series.

The Revenants Sheri S. Tepper (Corgi 0-552-12849-X, Mar ’86, £2.95, 411pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1984) fantasy novel. [First U.K. edition]

The Fates Thomas Tessier (Berkley 0-425-09083-3, Jul ’86, $3.50, pb) Reprint (Futura 1978) horror novel of “nature gone berserk.”

Finishing Touches Thomas Tessier (Atheneum 0-689-11746-9, Mar ’86 [Apr ’86], $12.95, 243pp, hc) Fantasy horror novel, an “erotic tale of terror set in London.”

The Man Who Fell to Earth Walter Tevis (Dell/Laurel 0-440-35281-9, Apr ’86, $3.95, 184pp, pb) Reprint (Bantam 1963) sf novel.

O-Zone Paul Theroux (Putnam 0-399-13186-8, Sep ’86, $19.95, 527pp, hc) Sf novel by a literary writer, dealing with a dystopian future where the Ozarks have been contaminated by nuclear waste.

O-Zone Paul Theroux (Hamish Hamilton 0-241-11948-0, Oct ’86, £10.95, 469pp, hc) Reprint (Putnam 1986) near-future thriller.

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