The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Amazons! ed. Jessica Amanda Salmonson (DAW 0-87997-970-4, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $2.50, 203pp, pb) Reissue (DAW 1979) original fantasy anthology.

Arthur C. Clarke: a Primary and Secondary Bibliography David N. Samuelson (G.K. Hall 0-8161-8111-X, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $42.00, 256pp, hc) Non-fiction; reference. Lists fiction, non-fiction, reviews, etc., in chronological order. There is no separate section for books. The info is there, but it isn’t as easy to use as some other organizational methods. Unparalleled on secondary source material. (CNB) [Arthur C. Clarke]

The Tomorrow File Lawrence Sanders (Berkley 0-425-06446-8, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $3.95, 551pp, pb) Reissue (Putnam 1975) sf novel; 18th Berkley printing. An outstanding sf novel by a famous mystery writer. (CNB)

Eye of the Comet Pamela Sargent (Harper & Row 0-06-025196-4, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $7.95, 275pp, tp) Young-adult sf novel about a girl born on a comet-world.

Olaf Stapledon: a Bibliography Harvey J. Satty & Curtis C. Smith (Greenwood Press 0-313-24099-X, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $35.00, 167pp, hc) Non-fiction; reference. An exhaustive bibliography which attempts to minutely describe everything by Stapledon, including letters, unpublished material, etc. There is also a selected secondary bibliography. Definitely the new standard work on the author. An unpublished autobiographical piece is included. (CNB) [Olaf Stapledon]

Imaro II: The Quest for Cush Charles R. Saunders (DAW 0-87997-909-7, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $2.75, 205pp, pb) [Imaro] Heroic fantasy novel, second in a series with a black hero in old Africa.

Apparitions Noel Scanlon (Hale 0-7090-1535-6, Apr ’84, £8.25, 208pp, hc) Horror novel. [Not seen]

The Harem of Aman Akbar Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (Bantam 0-553-24441-8, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $2.95, 265pp, pb) Fantasy novel.

Reason and Imagination in C.S. Lewis: A Study of ‘Till We Have Faces’ Peter J. Schakel (Eerdmans 0-8028-1998-2, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $8.95, 208pp, tp) Non-fiction, literary criticism. [C. S. Lewis]

A Rose for Armageddon Hilbert Schenck (Allison & Busby 0-85031-548-4, Jun ’84 [May ’84], £7.95, 190pp, hc) Reprint (Pocket Timescape 1982) sf novel. This is the first hardcover edition. Schocken is distributing it in the U.S. It’s an excellent novel by a masterful writer. (CNB)

Urania’s Daughters: A Checklist of Women Science Fiction Writers, 1692-1982 Roger C. Schlobin (Starmont 0-916732-56-8, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $6.95, 79pp, pb) Non-fiction, a non-annotated checklist with indices.

Analog: Writers’ Choice, Volume II ed. Stanley Schmidt (Davis, Apr ’84 [May ’84], $3.50, 285pp, pb) Anthology of 11 stories from Analog/Astounding, picked by the writers. It includes “Gulf” by Heinlein.

Analog: Writers’ Choice, Volume II ed. Stanley Schmidt (Dial 0-385-27994-9, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $12.95, 285pp, hc) Reprint (Davis 1984) anthology, first hardcover edition. Various authors pick favorites of their own fiction and provide introductions.

From Mind to Mind: Tales of Communication from Analog ed. Stanley Schmidt (Davis, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $3.50, 288pp, pb) Analog anthology #9. 16 stories by Boucher, Cartier, Vance, Russell, etc.

From Mind to Mind: Tales of Communication from Analog ed. Stanley Schmidt (Dial 0-385-19646-6, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $12.95, 288pp, hc) Reprint (Davis 1984) anthology. First hardcover edition.

The Telzey Toy and Other Stories James H. Schmitz (Ace 0-441-80036-X, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $2.75, 209pp, pb) [Telzey Amberdon] Reissue (DAW 1973) collection of four Telzey Amberdon stories. The DAW edition was just called The Telzey Toy.

The Universe Against Her James H. Schmitz (Ace 0-441-84577-0, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $2.75, 181pp, pb) [Telzey Amberdon] Reissue (Ace 1964) sf novel. First book in the “Telzey Amberdon” series. Excellent, fast-moving adventure with an unforgettable female protagonist. (CNB)

The Witches of Karres James H. Schmitz (Ace 0-441-89854-8, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $2.95, 344pp, pb) [Witches of Karres] Reissue (Chilton 1966) sf novel, one of the classics of sf humor. (CNB) Sixth Ace printing.

Palimpsests Carter Scholz & Glenn Harcourt (Ace 0-441-65065-1, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $2.95, 258pp, pb) Sf novel, an Ace Science Fiction Special. A first novel.

I, Vampire Jody Scott (Ace 0-441-37750-5, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $2.50, 206pp, pb) [Passing for Human] Sf/fantasy novel, humorous vampire tale.

The Game Beyond Melissa Scott (Baen 0-671-55918-4, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $2.95, 350pp, pb) Sf novel, galactic empire a la Roman empire. A first novel.

The Nightcharmer and Other Tales of Claude Seignolle Claude Seignolle (Texas A&M Univ Press 0-89096-169-7, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $9.95, 112pp, hc) Eric Hollingsworth Deudon, ed. & trans. First English translation of horror stories by a well-known French fantasist. Illustrations by Kristin Parsons.

Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone Rod Serling (Bonanza/Crown, 1984, hc) Omnibus edition of two collections of stories adapted by Walter B. Gibson from The Twilight Zone TV show.

The Herald Michael Shaara (Avon 0-380-61382-4, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $2.95, 251pp, pb) Reprint (McGraw-Hill 1981) disaster plague novel by a Pulitzer Prize-winning author.

Greensight Angela Shackleton-Hill (Allen & Unwin 0-04-823256-4, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], £8.95, 371pp, hc) Sf novel with a Celtic fantasy flavor.

A Better Mantrap Bob Shaw (Granada 0-586-05706-4, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], £1.50, 238pp, pb) Reprint (Gollancz 1982) collection of 9 stories.

The Ceres Solution Bob Shaw (DAW 0-87997-946-1, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $2.95, 190pp, pb) Sf novel. First U.S. edition (Gollancz 1982).

Fire Pattern Bob Shaw (Gollancz 0-575-03452-1, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], £7.95, 190pp, hc) Sf novel dealing with the mystery of spontaneous combustion.

The Color Out of Time Michael Shea (DAW 0-87997-954-2, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $2.50, 191pp, pb) Novel of supernatural fantasy, a sequel to H.P. Lovecraft’s novelette “The Color Out of Space”.

The Illuminatus Trilogy Robert J. Shea & Robert Anton Wilson (Dell 0-440-53981-1, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $9.95, 805pp, tp) [Illuminatus] First omnibus edition of the ultimate paranoia fantasy series.

Is That What People Do?: The Selected Short Stories of Robert Sheckley Robert Sheckley (Holt Rinehart & Winston 0-03-063707-4, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $19.95, 402pp, hc) Previously uncollected Sheckley. He’s one of the masters of short fiction. Highly recommended. (FCM)

The Web Between the Worlds Charles Sheffield (Ace 0-441-87864-4, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $2.50, 274pp, pb) Reissue (Ace 1979) sf novel.

Space Careers Charles Sheffield & Carol Rosin (Morrow 0-688-03182-X, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $16.95, 240pp, hc) Non-fiction study, of associational interest.

Frankenstein: or The Modern Prometheus Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (University of California Press 0-520-05281-1, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $29.50, 254pp, hc) [Frankenstein] Reprint, a one-volume facsimile of Pennyroyal Press’ 1983 limited edition with superb illustrations by Barry Moser. Set from the original 1818 edition instead of the standard 1831 revised one.

Green Eyes Lucius Shepard (Ace 0-441-30274-2, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $2.95, 275pp, pb) Sf novel of voodoo and zombies, a first novel. Second of the revived Ace Science Fiction Specials.

Frontera Lewis Shiner (Baen 0-671-55899-4, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $2.95, 286pp, pb) Sf novel, a first novel.

Habitats ed. Susan M. Shwartz (DAW 0-87997-948-8, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $2.75, 220pp, pb) Original anthology of sf stories. A satisfying group; recommended. (FCM)

Born with the Dead Robert Silverberg (Bantam 0-553-24103-6, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $2.75, 246pp, pb) Reprint (Random House 1974) collection of 3 novellas. The title story is one of Silverberg’s best. (CNB)

The Conglomeroid Cocktail Party Robert Silverberg (Arbor House 0-87795-577-8, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $14.95, 284pp, hc) Collection of 16 stories by a master of sf short fiction. Highly recommended. (CNB)

The Conglomeroid Cocktail Party Robert Silverberg (SFBC #1642, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $6.98, 243pp, hc) Reprint (Arbor House 1984) collection.

Downward to the Earth Robert Silverberg (Bantam 0-553-24043-9, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $2.50, 181pp, pb) Reprint (SFBC 1970) sf novel. This one, which owes a lot to Conrad, is one of his best. (CNB)

Dying Inside Robert Silverberg (Bantam 0-553-24018-8, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $2.50, 200pp, pb) Reprint (Scribner’s 1972) sf novel. The cover proclaims this “one of the best science fiction novels of all time” — Locus. I still agree. (CNB)

The Gate of Worlds Robert Silverberg (Tor 0-812-55454-X, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $2.95, 253pp, pb) Reprint (Holt Rinehart & Winston 1967) sf novel of alternate history.

Gilgamesh the King Robert Silverberg (Arbor House 0-87795-599-9, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $16.95, 320pp, hc) [Gilgamesh] Historical novel with elements of fantasy.

Lord of Darkness Robert Silverberg (Gollancz 0-575-03347-9, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], £9.95, 559pp, hc) Reprint (Arbor House 1983) historical novel. Listed for Silverberg completists.

Lord of Darkness Robert Silverberg (Bantam 0-553-24362-4, Sep ’84 [Aug ’84], $3.95, 613pp, pb) Reprint (Arbor House 1983) historical novel, of associational interest.

To Open the Sky Robert Silverberg (Bantam 0-553-24502-3, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $2.75, 222pp, pb) [Blue Fire] Reprint (Ballantine 1967), connected stories.

Valentine Pontifex Robert Silverberg (SFBC #3546, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $5.98, 347pp, hc) [Majipoor] Reprint (Arbor House 1983) sf novel, third in the “Majipoor” series.

Valentine Pontifex Robert Silverberg (Gollancz 0-575-03444-0, Jun ’84 [May ’84], £9.95, 347pp, hc) [Majipoor] Reprint (Arbor House 1983) sf novel, third in the “Majipoor” series.

Valentine Pontifex Robert Silverberg (Bantam 0-553-24494-9, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $3.95, 368pp, pb) [Majipoor] Reprint (Arbor House 1983) sf novel. The conclusion of the “Majipoor” trilogy.

World of a Thousand Colors Robert Silverberg (Bantam 0-553-24059-5, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.95, 331pp, pb) Reprint (Arbor House 1982) collection.

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