The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Journey to the Centre of the Earth Jules Verne (Puffin Classics 0-14-035049-7, Jan ’86, £1.50, 256pp, pb) Reprint (Griffith 1872) sf novel.

The Mysterious Island Jules Verne (NAL/Signet 0-451-52066-1, Dec ’86 [Nov ’86], $2.50, 507pp, pb) [Nemo] Reprint (Sampson Low 1875) sf novel. Translated from the French (1878) with a new afterword by Isaac Asimov.

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Jules Verne (Puffin 0-14-035053-5, Aug ’86, £2.50, 288pp, pb) [Nemo] Reprint (G.M. Smith 1873) sf novel, abridged by R. Waterfield.

Phoenix in the Ashes Joan D. Vinge (Tor 0-812-55713-1, Mar ’86 [Feb ’86], $2.95, 280pp, pb) Reprint (Bluejay 1985) collection of 6 stories.

Phoenix in the Ashes Joan D. Vinge (Orbit 0-7088-8204-8, Sep ’86, £2.50, 280pp, pb) Reprint (Bluejay 1985) sf collection.

Across Realtime Vernor Vinge (SFBC #10384, Nov ’86 [Dec ’86], $6.98, 533pp, hc) [Bobbles] Omnibus edition of The Peace War (Bluejay 1984) and Marooned in Realtime (Bluejay 1986), sf novels.

Marooned in Realtime Vernor Vinge (Bluejay 0-312-94295-8, Aug ’86, $17.95, 270pp, hc) [Bobbles] Sf novel, sequel to The Peace War — set millions of years in the future. A murder mystery involving advanced technology.

The Witling Vernor Vinge (Bluejay 0-312-94453-5, Apr ’86 [May ’86], $8.95, 180pp, pb) Reprint (DAW 1976) sf novel, illustrated by Doug Beekman.

The Sorcerer’s Lady Paula Volsky (Ace 0-441-77533-0, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], $2.95, 264pp, pb) [Sorcerer’s Lady] Fantasy novel “set in a world that resembles the Verona of Romeo and Juliet.” A first novel.

Breakfast of Champions Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (Delacorte/Delta 0-385-28364-4, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], $9.95, 295pp, pb) Reissue (Delacorte 1973) quasi-novel about Vonnegut and his created sf writer, Kilgore Trout.

Cat’s Cradle Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (Delacorte/Delta 0-385-28126-9, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], $9.95, 231pp, pb) Reissue (Holt, Rinehart & Winston 1963) sf novel.

Cat’s Cradle Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (Penguin 0-14-002308-9, May ’86, £2.95, pb) Reprint (Holt, Rinehart & Winston 1963) sf novel.

Galapagos Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (Dell 0-440-12779-3, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $4.50, 295pp, pb) Reprint (Delacorte 1985) literary sf novel.

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (Grafton 0-586-02279-1, Jun ’86 [Aug ’86], £2.50, 222pp, pb) Reissue (Holt 1965) satirical mostly mainstream novel.

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater: or, Pearls Before Swine Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (Delacorte/Delta 0-385-28334-2, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], $9.95, 217pp, pb) Reissue (Holt, Rinehart & Winston 1965) mostly mainstream novel but parts take place at a sf convention and sf writer Kilgore Trout is an important character.

Mother Night Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (Delacorte/Delta 0-385-28667-8, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], $9.95, 202pp, pb) Reissue (Fawcett 1962) mainstream novel listed for Vonnegut completists.

Player Piano Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (Delacorte/Delta 0-385-28797-6, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], $9.95, 295pp, pb) Reissue (Scribners 1952) sf novel.

The Sirens of Titan Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (Gollancz 0-575-03819-5, Mar ’86, £2.95, 224pp, pb) Reprint (Dell 1959) satiric sf novel. “Gollancz Classic SF” #1.

Slaughterhouse Five Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (Jonathan Cape 0-224-61801-6, Feb ’86 [Mar ’86], £9.50, 192pp, hc) Reissue (Delacorte 1969) sf novel.

The Year’s Best Horror Stories IX ed. Karl Edward Wagner (DAW 0-88677-159-5, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $2.95, 223pp, pb) Reissue (DAW 1981) anthology; 3rd printing.

The Year’s Best Horror Stories VIII ed. Karl Edward Wagner (DAW 0-88677-158-7, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $2.95, 221pp, pb) Reissue (DAW 1980) anthology; 3rd printing.

The Year’s Best Horror Stories X ed. Karl Edward Wagner (DAW 0-88677-160-9, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $2.95, 240pp, pb) Reissue (DAW 1982) anthology; 3rd printing.

The Year’s Best Horror Stories XI ed. Karl Edward Wagner (DAW 0-88677-161-7, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $2.95, 237pp, pb) Reissue (DAW 1983) anthology; 3rd printing.

The Year’s Best Horror Stories XIV ed. Karl Edward Wagner (DAW 0-88677-156-0, Oct ’86 [Sep ’86], $3.50, 291pp, pb) Anthology of 19 stories from 1985.

Howard, Who? Howard Waldrop (Doubleday 0-385-19708-X, Jul ’86 [Jun ’86], $12.95, 181pp, hc) Collection of 12 stories including Nebula winner “The Ugly Chickens”. Introduction by George R.R. Martin, and fascinating story introductions by the author. Highly recommended. (FCM)

The Death Room Edgar Wallace (Kimber 0-7183-0591-4, May ’86, £8.50, 224pp, hc) Assorted collection, some sf, some supernatural.

Twice Blessed Patricia Wallace (Zebra 0-8217-1766-9, Feb ’86, $3.75, 333pp, pb) Horror novel of evil twins.

The Living and the Undead: From Stoker’s Dracula to Romero’s Dawn of the Dead Gregory A. Waller (University of Illinois Press 0-252-01208-9, Mar ’86, $24.95, 376pp, hc) Non-fiction, critical study of the vampire genre. More on film than on literature.

The Green Book Jill Paton Walsh (Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Sunburst 0-374-42802-6, Sep ’86, $2.95, 69pp, pb) Reprint (Macmillan 1981) young-adult sf story of a group of Britons traveling from a dying Earth to an inhospitable new planet of crystalline plantlife.

P-K Hugh Walters (Severn House 0-7278-1364-1, Dec ’86 [Oct ’86], £7.50, 128pp, hc) Juvenile sf novel.

Ladies in Waiting R. R. Walters (Tor 0-812-52700-3, Sep ’86 [Aug ’86], $3.95, 411pp, pb) Horror novel. “The women in the paintings were alive — and hungry for revenge!”

Guests in the Body Michelene Wandor (Virago 0-86068-711-2, Nov ’86, $12.95, 147pp, hc) Collection of stories, many with elements of fantasy. Some are originals. This edition, identical to the British, is available in the U.S. through Salem House.

Keep Watching the Skies!, Vol. II Bill Warren (McFarland 0-89950-170-2, Aug ’86, $39.95, 839pp, hc) Non-fiction, reference. Second volume of an exhaustive study of American sf movies in the fifties (and beyond); this one covers 1958-1962 and has complete descriptions of each movie. The two-volume set has a special $65.00 price tag.

A Blackbird in Darkness Freda Warrington (NEL 0-450-40161-8, Sep ’86, £3.50, 473pp, pb) [Blackbird] Fantasy novel. Sequel to A Blackbird in Silver.

A Blackbird in Silver Freda Warrington (NEL 0-450-05849-2, Jan ’86, £2.95, 302pp, tp) [Blackbird] Original fantasy novel in a trade paperback edition.

Going to See the End of the Sky William John Watkins (Popular Library/Questar 0-445-20200-9, Jul ’86 [Jun ’86], $3.50, 230pp, pb) [Legrange League] Sf novel set in the habitats of the Legrange League, scene of The Centrifugal Rickshaw Dancer.

The Book of Being Ian Watson (Grafton 0-586-06389-7, Aug ’86, £2.50, 223pp, pb) [Yaleen] Reprint (Gollancz 1985) sf novel, conclusion of the “Yaleen” trilogy.

The Book of Being Ian Watson (DAW 0-88677-153-6, Sep ’86 [Aug ’86], $2.95, 252pp, pb) [Yaleen] Reprint (Gollancz 1985) sf novel, conclusion of the “Yaleen” trilogy.

The Book of the Stars Ian Watson (Grafton 0-586-06388-9, Mar ’86, £2.50, 236pp, pb) [Yaleen] Reprint (Gollancz 1984) sf novel, second in the “Yaleen” trilogy.

The Book of the Stars Ian Watson (DAW 0-88677-130-7, May ’86 [Apr ’86], $2.95, 252pp, pb) [Yaleen] Sf novel, Book #2 in the “Yaleen” trilogy. First U.S. edition (Gollancz 1984).

The Books of the Black Current Ian Watson (SFBC #10292, 1986 [Nov ’86], $6.98, 536pp, hc) [Yaleen] Omnibus edition of the sf “Yaleen” trilogy.

Deathhunter Ian Watson (St. Martin’s 0-312-18556-1, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $12.95, 173pp, hc) Metaphysical fantasy novel of a man attempting to trap Death. First U.S. edition (Gollancz 1981).

Queenmagic, Kingmagic Ian Watson (Gollancz 0-575-03883-7, Sep ’86, £9.95, 205pp, hc) Fantasy novel.

Shining Steel Lawrence Watt-Evans (Avon 0-380-89671-0, Jun ’86 [May ’86], $2.95, 216pp, pb) Sf novel of war on a “born-again planet.”

Alternative Histories: Eleven Stories of the World As It Might Have Been ed. Charles G. Waugh & Martin H. Greenberg (Garland 0-8240-8659-7, Dec ’86 [Oct ’86], $19.95, 363pp, hc) Anthology of 11 alternate-history sf stories, plus an afterword by Gordon B. Chamberlain and a bibliography of alternate history by Barton C. Hacker and Gordon B. Chamberlain.

Wilkes the Wizard Jackie Webb (Dragon 0-583-30751-5, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], £1.50, 144pp, pb) Reprint (Granada 1985) juvenile fantasy novel.

Wilkes the Wizard and the S.P.A.M. Jackie Webb (Grafton 0-246-12916-6, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], £4.95, 144pp, hc) Juvenile fantasy novel.

The Playgroup Nancy Weber (NEL 0-450-05763-1, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], £2.50, 264pp, pb) Reprint (St. Martins Press 1982) horror novel.

Short Circuit Colin Wedgelock (Sphere 0-7221-7035-1, Nov ’86, £2.50, 186pp, pb) Novelization of sf film.

Howard the Duck Ellis Weiner (Berkley 0-425-09275-5, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $3.50, 232pp, pb) Novelization of a humorous sf film, based on a screenplay by Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz (and drawn from the original comic-book version). Howard is an alien from another world, who happens to be a duck.

Howard the Duck Ellis Weiner (Fontana 0-00-617375-6, Dec ’86, £1.95, 202pp, pb) Reprint (Berkley 1986) novelization of the sf film.

Planet Earth Jonathan Weiner (Bantam 0-553-05096-6, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], $24.95, 369pp, hc) Non-fiction, associational. The “companion volume” to the PBS tv series of the same name, this science book deals with Earth sciences and also with recent knowledge of other planets.

Star Trek # 4: The Covenant of the Crown Howard Weinstein (Gregg 0-8398-2886-1, Dec ’85 [Feb ’86], $11.95, 191pp, hc) [Star Trek] Reprint (Pocket 1981) “Star Trek” novel, first hardcover edition.

V: Prisoners and Pawns Howard Weinstein (NEL 0-450-05906-5, May ’86, £1.95, 181pp, pb) [V] Reprint (Pinnacle 1985) tv sf show tie-in/novelization. Volume 6 in the series.

DragonLance Legends, Vol. 1: Time of the Twins Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (TSR 0-88038-265-1, Feb ’86, $3.95, 398pp, pb) [DragonLance: Legends] Fantasy novel, first in a new series set in the same world as the earlier “DragonLance” books.

DragonLance Legends, Vol. 2: War of the Twins Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (TSR 0-88038-266-X, May ’86, $3.95, 387pp, pb) [DragonLance: Legends] Fantasy novel, second in the new series set in the same world as the earlier “DragonLance” books.

DragonLance Legends, Vol. 3: Test of the Twins Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (TSR 0-88038-267-8, Aug ’86, $3.95, 345pp, pb) [DragonLance: Legends] Fantasy novel, conclusion of the new series set in the same world as the earlier “DragonLance” books.

Dragons of Autumn Twilight Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Penguin 0-14-008718-4, Jul ’86 [Aug ’86], £2.95, 447pp, pb) [DragonLance: Chronicles] Reprint (TSR 1984) fantasy novel, first in the “DragonLance Chronicles” trilogy.

Dragons of Spring Dawning Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Penguin 0-14-008720-6, Oct ’86, £2.95, 380pp, pb) [DragonLance: Chronicles] Reprint (TSR 1985) fantasy novel, “DragonLance” #3.

Dragons of Winter Night Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Penguin 0-14-008719-2, Aug ’86, £2.95, 399pp, pb) [DragonLance: Chronicles] Reprint (TSR 1985) fantasy novel, “DragonLance Chronicles” #2.

Cosmic Banditos A. C. Weisbecker (Vintage 0-394-74277-X, May ’86 [Apr ’86], $5.95, 193pp, pb) Humorous novel with sf elements, by a Miami Vice script writer. The publisher describes it as a combination of Douglas Adams, Hunter Thompson, and Tom Robbins, involving drugs and physics.

Cahena Manly Wade Wellman (Doubleday 0-385-19824-8, Dec ’86 [Nov ’86], $12.95, 182pp, hc) Historical novel (with a bit of fantasy) about a real life 7th century warrior queen.

The Time Machine H. G. Wells (Everyman, Jul ’86 [Aug ’86], £1.50, pb) [Time Machine] Reprint (Heinemann 1895) sf novel.

The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells (NAL/Signet 0-451-52063-7, Dec ’86 [Nov ’86], $1.95, 215pp, pb) Reprint (Heinemann 1898) sf novel, with a new forward by Isaac Asimov.

Larksleve Patricia Wendorf (Futura 0-7088-2860-4, May ’86, £2.50, 352pp, pb) [Patteran] This novel, packaged as a historical saga, has a strong fantasy thread in the form of a magic coral necklace.

Larksleve Patricia Wendorf (Chivers Press 0-85119-397-8, Jun ’86, £9.50, 480pp, hc) [Patteran] Reprint (Futura 1986) large print edition of a fantasy novel.

The Cats of Seroster Robert Westall (Piccolo 0-330-29239-0, Jun ’86 [May ’86], £1.95, 278pp, pb) Reprint (Macmillan 1984) young-adult fantasy novel.

Rachel and the Angel Robert Westall (Macmillan UK 0-333-42903-6, Oct ’86, £7.50, 192pp, hc) Major new collection of young-adult stories. (SJ)

The Devil Rides Out Dennis Wheatley (Arrow 0-09-907240-8, Jun ’86 [May ’86], £2.95, pb) [Duke de Richleau] Reprint (Hutchinson 1935) fantasy novel.

The Krone Experiment J. Craig Wheeler (Pressworks 0-939722-21-6, 1986 [Oct ’86], $15.95, 412pp, hc) Sf novel of orbital warfare and the possible destruction of the solar system, by an astrophysicist. A first novel.

The Savage Web Sharon Whitby (Critic’s Choice 0-931773-68-7, Dec ’86, $2.95, 190pp, pb) Horror novel. First American edition (Hale 1982).

Black Alert Alan White (Grafton 0-583-13296-0, Dec ’86, £2.50, 328pp, pb) Reprint (Granada 1985) near-future thriller.

Caracole Edmund White (NAL/Plume 0-452-25881-2, Sep ’86 [Aug ’86], $7.95, 342pp, pb) Reprint (Dutton 1985) erotic fantasy novel.

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