The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Phoenix Legacy 3: House of the Wolf M. K. Wren (NEL 0-450-39378-X, Dec ’86, £2.95, 310pp, pb) [Phoenix Legacy] Reprint (Berkley 1981) sf novel, “Phoenix Legacy” #3.

The Doomsday Effect Thomas Wren (Baen 0-671-65579-5, Jul ’86 [Jun ’86], $2.95, 290pp, pb) Sf novel of a tiny black hole destroying Earth. A first novel.

Horrorshows Gene Wright (Facts on File 0-8160-1014-5, Apr ’86 [Jun ’86], $24.95, 296pp, hc) 8.5" x 11". Non-fiction, indexed sourcebook on late-night fantasy/horror films, with 125 photos.

The Hound of Heaven Glover Wright (Arbor House 0-87795-767-3, Apr ’86, $15.95, 316pp, hc) Fantasy/thriller novel of a mysterious resurrection and a priest who could be saint, Lucifer, or something more. First published in England in 1984; this is the first American edition.

The Waiting Room T. M. Wright (Tor 0-812-52760-7, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $3.95, 342pp, pb) [Manhattan Ghost Story] Horror novel.

The Dark Bright Water Patricia Wrightson (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33249-0, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $2.95, 182pp, pb) [Book of Wirrun] Reissue (Hutchinson 1978) fantasy novel, Vol. 2 of “The Book of Wirrun”. Highly recommended. (FCM) 2nd printing.

The Ice Is Coming Patricia Wrightson (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33248-2, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $2.95, 196pp, pb) [Book of Wirrun] Reissue (Atheneum 1977) fantasy novel based on Australian mythology, first in the “Book of Wirrun” trilogy. Highly recommended. (FCM) 2nd printing.

Journey Behind the Wind Patricia Wrightson (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33250-4, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $2.95, 198pp, pb) [Book of Wirrun] Reissue (Atheneum 1981) fantasy novel, Vol. 3 of “The Book of Wirrun”. Highly recommended. (FCM) 2nd printing.

The Nargun and the Stars Patricia Wrightson (McMillan/McElderry 0-689-50403-9, Aug ’86 [Sep ’86], $10.95, 184pp, hc) [Book of Wirrun] Reprint (Hutchinson 1973) juvenile fantasy novel of an Australian boy and a monster from aboriginal Dreamtime lore. Something of a prequel to her “Ice is Coming” trilogy. Recommended. (CNB)

The Midwich Cuckoos John Wyndham (Michael Joseph 0-7181-0236-3, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], £9.95, 240pp, hc) Reissue (Michael Joseph 1957) sf novel.

A Baroque Fable Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (Berkley 0-425-09081-7, Jul ’86 [Jun ’86], $3.50, 243pp, pb) Humorous fantasy novel of an amnesiac wizard, a dragon “too cute to kill”, etc. Based on an original play which has been performed. Words and music are included.

Floating Illusions Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (Harper & Row 0-06-026642-2, Nov ’86 [Oct ’86], $12.95, 215pp, hc) Non-fantasy, associational young-adult novel. The publisher calls it a tale of “murder, magic and mayhem...on board a luxury ocean liner at the turn of the century.” It contains stage magic and suspicions of the real sort.

More Messages from Michael Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (Berkley 0-425-08662-3, Mar ’86 [Feb ’86], $3.95, 318pp, pb) Non-sf/fantasy, associational; a work of occult “non-fiction” giving messages received through a ouija board. Listed for Yarbro completists.

Monster Makers, Inc. Laurence Yep (Arbor House 0-87795-831-9, Nov ’86 [Oct ’86], $15.95, 219pp, hc) Young-adult sf adventure novel of genetic engineers.

Cards of Grief Jane Yolen (Orbit 0-7088-8206-4, Nov ’86, £2.50, 195pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1984) sf novel.

Dragon’s Blood Jane Yolen (Orbit/Futura 0-7088-8176-9, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], £2.50, 243pp, pb) [Pit Dragon] Reprint (Delacorte 1982) fantasy novel. Volume 1 in the “Dragon” trilogy.

Heart’s Blood Jane Yolen (Futura/Orbit 0-7088-8177-7, Jun ’86 [May ’86], £2.50, 238pp, pb) [Pit Dragon] Reprint (Delacorte 1984) young-adult fantasy novel. Volume 2 in the “Dragon” trilogy.

Heart’s Blood Jane Yolen (Dell 0-440-93385-4, Oct ’86, $2.95, 238pp, pb) [Pit Dragon] Reprint (Delacorte 1984) young-adult fantasy novel, sequel to Dragon’s Blood.

Merlin’s Booke Jane Yolen (Ace 0-441-52552-0, May ’86 [Apr ’86], $2.95, 177pp, pb) Collection of interconnected stories about Merlin. Several are first published here.

Merlin’s Booke Jane Yolen (SteelDragon 0-916595-03-X, Oct ’86, $17.00, 178pp, hc) Reprint (Ace 1986) collection of fantasy stories about Merlin, several of them original to the book; illustrations by Thomas Canty.

Merlin’s Booke Jane Yolen (SteelDragon 0-916595-04-8, Oct ’86, $30.00, 178pp, hc) Limited edition of 200 signed and numbered copies of the above.

Favorite Tales from Around the World ed. Jane Yolen (Pantheon 0-394-54382-3, Nov ’86, $19.95, 498pp, hc) Anthology of 150 folk tales from over 40 cultures, with introduction and notes.

Dragons & Dreams ed. Jane Yolen, Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh (Harper & Row 0-06-026792-5, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], $12.50, 178pp, hc) Original juvenile anthology of 10 sf and fantasy stories (one a reprint from a chapbook).

The Backlash Mission Timothy Zahn (DAW 0-88677-150-1, Sep ’86 [Aug ’86], $3.50, 288pp, pb) [Blackcollar] Sf novel, sequel to The Blackcollar.

The Blackcollar Timothy Zahn (Arrow/Venture 0-09-948500-1, Jun ’86 [May ’86], £1.95, 272pp, pb) [Blackcollar] Reprint (DAW 1983) sf novel. Volume 11 in the “Venture SF” series.

The Blackcollar Timothy Zahn (DAW 0-88677-168-4, Sep ’86 [Aug ’86], $3.50, 272pp, pb) [Blackcollar] Reissue (DAW 1983) sf novel; 4th printing.

Cascade Point Timothy Zahn (Bluejay 0-312-94041-6, Mar ’86 [Apr ’86], $15.95, 405pp, hc) Collection of 13 stories.

Cobra Strike! Timothy Zahn (Baen 0-671-65551-5, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], $3.50, 344pp, pb) [Cobras] Military sf novel, sequel to Cobra.

A Coming of Age Timothy Zahn (Baen 0-671-65578-7, Jul ’86 [Jun ’86], $3.50, 294pp, pb) Reprint (Bluejay 1985) sf novel.

Spinneret Timothy Zahn (Baen 0-671-65598-1, Nov ’86 [Oct ’86], $3.50, 339pp, pb) Reprint (Bluejay 1985) sf novel of a strange alien artifact.

The Dragon Yevgeney Zamyatin (University of Chicago Press 0-226-97868-0, Sep ’86, $9.95, 291pp, pb) Reprint (Random House 1967) collection of 15 stories, including a few fantasy satires, from a Russian author who worked in the first decades of this century. Translated and edited by Mirra Ginsburg, who also provides an introduction.

Nebula Awards 21 ed. George Zebrowski (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 0-15-665478-4, Jan ’87 [Dec ’86], $8.95, 333pp, tp) Anthology of winners and runners-up from the 1985 Nebula Awards. A hardcover was also announced, but not yet seen.

Blood of Amber Roger Zelazny (Arbor House 0-87795-829-7, Sep ’86 [Aug ’86], $14.95, 215pp, hc) [Amber] Fantasy novel, second in the new “Amber” sequence.

Blood of Amber Roger Zelazny (Underwood-Miller 0-88733-058-4, Nov ’86, $50.00, 215pp, hc) [Amber] Reprint (Arbor House 1986) fantasy novel in the “Amber” series, signed, boxed limited edition of 400 copies.

The Courts of Chaos Roger Zelazny (Avon 0-380-47175-2, Jul ’86 [Jun ’86], $2.95, 142pp, pb) [Amber] Reissue (Doubleday 1978) fantasy novel, #5 in the “Amber” series; 5th printing.

Creatures of Light and Darkness Roger Zelazny (Avon 0-380-01122-0, Aug ’86 [Jul ’86], $2.95, 190pp, pb) Reissue (Doubleday 1969) sf novel of a future conflict between gods.

Doorways in the Sand Roger Zelazny (Avon 0-380-00949-8, Jan ’87 [Dec ’86], $2.95, 189pp, pb) Reissue (Harper & Row 1976) sf novel; 7th printing.

The Guns of Avalon Roger Zelazny (Avon 0-380-00083-0, Apr ’86 [Mar ’86], $2.95, 223pp, pb) [Amber] Reissue (Doubleday 1972) fantasy novel, second in the “Amber” series. 12th printing.

The Hand of Oberon Roger Zelazny (Avon 0-380-01664-8, Jun ’86 [May ’86], $2.95, 188pp, pb) [Amber] Reissue (Doubleday 1976) fantasy novel, #4 in the “Amber” series; 11th printing.

Isle of the Dead Roger Zelazny (Methuen 0-413-41550-3, Aug ’86, £2.50, 190pp, pb) Reprint (Ace 1969) sf novel.

The Last Defender of Camelot Roger Zelazny (Sphere 0-7221-9413-7, Jan ’86, £2.50, 246pp, pb) Reprint (Pocket 1980) collection, omits story “Damnation Alley”.

Lord of Light Roger Zelazny (Methuen 0-413-58250-7, Mar ’86, £2.50, 261pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1967) sf novel.

Nine Princes in Amber Roger Zelazny (Avon 0-380-01430-0, Mar ’86 [Feb ’86], $2.95, 175pp, pb) [Amber] Reissue (Doubleday 1970) fantasy novel, first in the “Amber” series. 15th printing.

Sign of the Unicorn Roger Zelazny (Avon 0-380-00831-9, May ’86 [Apr ’86], $2.95, 192pp, pb) [Amber] Reissue (Doubleday 1975) fantasy novel, #3 in the “Amber” series. 12th Avon printing.

To Die in Italbar Roger Zelazny (Methuen 0-413-40980-5, Aug ’86, £2.50, 183pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1973) sf novel.

Trumps of Doom Roger Zelazny (Avon 0-380-89635-4, Feb ’86 [Jan ’86], $3.50, 184pp, pb) [Amber] Reprint (Arbor House 1985) fantasy novel, sixth in the “Amber” series.

Trumps of Doom Roger Zelazny (Sphere 0-7221-9410-2, Aug ’86, £2.50, 217pp, pb) [Amber] Reprint (Arbor House 1985) fantasy novel, sixth in the “Amber” series. First British edition.

Horror Films Nigel Andrews (Admiral Books 1-85171-022-1, Mar ’86 [1986], £4.95, 96pp, hc) Reference book. [Not seen]

Axolotl Double A-1 [by John C. Pelan] ed. Anon. (The Axolotl Press, 1986, $6.00, vii+31+vi+8pp, ph) Two fantasy short stories, bound back to back and upside down, even to terminating in two separate limitation/signature pages.

Axolotl Double A-3 [by John C. Pelan] ed. Anon. (The Axolotl Press, 1986, $7.00, 75+iv+16+22pp, ph, cover by Donna Gordon) Collection of two short stories by Blaylock (one original) and a novella by Robinson, bound back to back and upside down.

Science Fiction by Asimov Isaac Asimov (Davis, 1986, no price, 62pp, tp) Collection of seven stories by Asimov, one previously unpublished, distributed free to subscribers of Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine. Edited by Sheila Williams.

Looking Backward: 2000-1887 Edward Bellamy (Penguin 0-14-039018-9, Jul ’86 [1986], £3.95, 240pp, tp) Reprint (Tiknor 1888) sf novel. [Not seen]

Death Is a Lonely Business Ray Bradbury (Thorndike, ME: Thorndike Press, 1986, hc) [Death Is a Lonely Business] Reprint (Knopf 1985). Bradbury’s first novel in 23 years, billed as a nostalgic hard-boiled detective novel. Large print edition.

Darkover Landfall Marion Zimmer Bradley (Severn House 0-7278-1228-9, Mar ’86 [1986], £8.50, 160pp, hc) [Darkover] Reprint (DAW 1972) sf novel. [Not seen]

The Haunted House Rebecca Brown (Picador 0-330-29175-0, Jun ’86 [1986], £8.95, 140pp, hc) Literary occult novel. [Not seen]

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future ed. Algis Budrys (New Era 87-7336-402-9, Mar ’86 [1986], £2.75, 354pp, pb) Reprint (Bridge 1985) original sf anthology. [First U.K. edition]

The Son of the Sun Moyra Caldecott (Allison & Busby 0-85031-647-2, Jun ’86, £8.95, 186pp, hc) [Amun] Fantasy novel. [Not seen]

Bewitched by the Brain Sharpeners Philip Curtis (Andersen Press 0-86264-153-5, Nov ’86 [1986], £4.95, 128pp, hc) [Mr. Browser] Young adult sf novel. [Not seen]

The Ram of Sweetriver Colin Dann (Hutchinson 0-09-165070-4, Jul ’86 [1986], £6.50, 160pp, hc) Young adult fantasy novel. [Not seen]

The Last Election Pete Davies (Andre Deutsch 0-233-97796-1, Jan ’86 [1986], £8.95, 240pp, hc) Dystopian sf novel. [Not seen]

Doctor Who: The Celestial Toymaker Gerry Davis & Alison Bingeman (W.H. Allen 0-491-03232-3, Jun ’86 [1986], £6.95, 128pp, hc) [Doctor Who] Young adult sf novelization. [Not seen]

The Work of George Zebrowski: An Annotated Bibliography & Guide Jeffrey M. Elliot & R. Reginald (The Borgo Press 0-89370-483-0, May ’86, 54pp, tp) Non-fiction, reference. Also announced in hc (-383-4). [George Zebrowski]

Swansong Richard Francis (Collins 0-00-223004-6, Jul ’86 [1986], £10.95, 304pp, hc) Satirical quasi-alternate-world novel. [Not seen]

The Cormorant Stephen Gregory (Heinemann 0-434-30576-6, Jul ’86 [1986], £9.50, 152pp, hc) Literary horror novel. [Not seen]

War with the Robots Harry Harrison (Grafton 0-586-04318-7, Feb ’86 [1986], £1.95, 176pp, pb) Reissue (Pyramid 1962) sf collection. [Not seen]

Job Robert A. Heinlein (NEL 0-450-05840-9, Dec ’86 [1986], £2.95, 368pp, pb) Reprint (Del Rey 1984) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

Quest for a Kelpie Frances Hendry (Canongate 0-86241-128-9, Oct ’86, £6.95, 160pp, hc) Young adult fantasy novel. [Not seen]

Ghost in the Sunlight Kathleen Herbert (The Bodley Head 0-370-30749-6, Jul ’86 [1986], £11.95, 288pp, hc) [Dark Ages] Fantasy novel. [Not seen]

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